Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Wife/Mother Dying of Cancer Does the Selfless Thing, ISIS Crucifies Priest, Easter Attack Kills Nearly 72 in Pakistan (Mostly Women and Children), Turkey Becoming Radicalized?



Less is More

Rory writes, "Who does that? Who has that kind of strength and character? Not me, that’s for sure. I would’ve taken the low, easy road… the one that served me more. I would’ve tried to make the ties with our baby stronger and her love for me deeper so that she wouldn’t forget me… and in the end, probably left our baby wrecked with grief over the loss of the one person she loved and needed most. But not Joey. She let Indy fall more in love with me…and less in love with her. She carried the pain on her own shoulders, to try to keep it off of mine. And even more so, off of Indy’s."




An unspeakable horror yet, if he had faith in Christ, these were light and momentary afflictions compared to the surpassing glory that awaited him (2 Corinthians 4:17-18).

Pakistani Christian families are burying their deceased children and other family members following the deadly suicide bomb attack on Easter Sunday at a park in Lahore, which killed close to 72 people, mostly women and children.
Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/pakistan-terror-attack-christians-easter-killings-bury-children-160354/#V2T3lzO3zx7z7ehR.99

Easter Attack Kills Nearly 72 People, Mostly Women and Children


From Rosenberg's blog: 
On March 20th, for example, a suicide bomber with links to ISIS blew himself up in the heart of Istanbul, killing four and wounded 36 people. Among the dead were three Israelis, including two with dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship. Eleven more Israelis were among the wounded. It was just one of many recent attacks.

Intelligence agencies are warning that Jews and Christians could be targeted with more terror attacks soon. Now the Israeli government is warning its citizens to leave Turkey immediately.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

4 Wycliffe Translators Brutally Killed, US Government Finally Calls It Genocide, Easter Basket Giveaway, Neo-Nazi Rescued by Syrian Refugees He Despised


4 Wycliffe Associates Bible Translators Brutally Murdered by Radicals; 2 Sacrificed Bodies to Save Lead Translator
Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/4-wycliffe-bible-translators-brutally-murdered-by-radicals-sacrificed-bodies-to-save-lead-translator-159645/#qa3xLpczvUBfgIiI.99
4 Wycliffe Translators Killed in the Middle East
Wycliffe statement

Militants killed four national translators and injured several others in a raid on a translation office in the Middle East. They shot and destroyed all the equipment in the office including the Print On Demand (POD) equipment. The invaders burned all the books and other translation materials in the office. Two workers died of gunshot wounds. Two other workers laid on top of the lead translator—saved his life—and died deflecting bludgeoning blows from the radicals’ spent weapons.

We praise the Lord that He protected the computer hard drives containing the translation work for eight language projects.

The remaining translation team has decided to re-double their efforts to translate, publish, and print God’s Word for these eight language communities.


John Kerry: ISIS Is Responsible for Genocide Against Christians
His statement: My purpose in appearing before you to today is to assert that, in my judgment, Daesh [ISIS] is responsible for genocide against groups in areas under its control, including Yazidis, Christians, and Shia Muslims.

[ISIS] is genocidal by self-proclamation, by ideology, and by actions—in what it says, what it believes, and what it does. Daesh is also responsible for crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing directed at these same groups, and in some cases also against Sunni Muslims, Kurds, and other minorities.


Inspire Bible Easter Basket Giveaway!

To celebrate the launch we’re giving away a special Easter basket containing a copy of the Inspire Bible NLT and more!

Here’s what you could win:

Easter basket ($100 Value)

Easter basket contains:

Hardcover Aquamarine Inspire Bible

Crayola Twistables colored pencils (30-pack)

Artist’s Loft watercolors (28 colors)

Crayola Extreme Colors colored pencils (8-pack)

Crayola Metallic Colors colored pencils (8-pack)

Sticko sticker packs (6 packs, with nearly 600 stickers)

Rose Art artist paint brushes (set of 6)

Washi Crafting Tape (1 roll)

Easter bunny

Wooden Easter basket


Neo-Nazi MP Rescued by Syrian Refugees Weeks After a Demonstration Where They Were Called Parasites

I just love God's sense of humor and justice in this case

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Free Copy of Why Trust the Bible by Greg Gilbert, Free Answers Book for Pastors



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Saturday, March 12, 2016

A Review of This Is Our Time: A Christian Film on Fulfilling Your Purpose While Dealing with Struggles and Setbacks and Tragedy Along the Way



This Is Our Time DVD by Pure Flix

When you cannot trace God’s hand, you can always trust God’s heart -- unknown quote used by Bishop Kenneth Ulmer (who plays the pastor in the film)

This is Our Time is about five recent college graduates prepared to take their world by storm. Though differing in talent and direction, each of them intends to take the journey with strong faith and determination to make a difference in their chosen fields. 


However, life delivers curve balls along the way. They experience setbacks, struggles, ethical dilemmas and even a great tragedy that test their faith to see what sort it is. Watch this powerful film. Better yet, watch it with a teen or young adult.


This movie illustrates that God cannot always be understood. His ways are mysterious and past finding out. We most certainly would not do things as He does. However, God can be trusted for He is good.


An added bonus is that the movie is based on a true mission to lepers in India called Embrace a Village. Check out the promo video in the special features on this loving ministry to those who are sidelined, ostracized and isolated because of leprosy. Reaching them with the gospel of Jesus Christ and needed medical care, Embrace a Village is a worthwhile ministry to contribute to in prayer and perhaps your financial support.

From their website: 
Embrace a Village, a Christian non-profit organization based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, exists to help transform the lives of leprosy victims and their families.

Our mission is to bring Jesus Christ’s message of hope and healing.

To achieve our vision within each leprosy colony, we raise the standard of living for leprosy victims across India and help them to help themselves integrate back into mainstream Indian society through relief projects, education and spiritual ministries.

Embrace a Village is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible.

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