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Miscellaneous Websightings Include a Free Kindle Book on a Former Rock Musician, Ebola Outbreak is Killing/Making Sick Ministry Leaders, Guess Which Country Offers Mosul Christians Asylum, Hamas Hits Gaza Hospital and Refugee Camp while World Media Blames Israel and Show Solidarity with Iraq's Christians

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Sinner's Creed

Sinner’s Creed is the uncensored memoir of Scott Stapp, Grammy Award–winning leader of the multi-platinum rock band CREED. During CREED’s decade of dominance and in the years following the band’s breakup, Scott struggled with drugs and alcohol, which led not only to a divorce, but also to a much-publicized suicide attempt in 2006. Now clean, sober, and in the midst of a highly successful solo career, Scott has finally come full circle—a turnaround he credits to his renewed faith in God.

In Sinner's Creed, Scott shares his story for the first time—from his fundamentalist upbringing, the rise and fall of CREED, and his ongoing battle with addiction, the rediscovery of his faith, and the launch of his solo career. The result is a gripping memoir that is proof positive that God is always present in our lives, despite the colossal mess we sometimes make of them.

“Never before since the Holocaust, have we seen such a situation as today”

Hamas rockets fall …

God Has Been Teaching Me This Truth and Thus Drew Me To This Book: A Review of The Surprising Grace of Disappointment

One of the lessons that I have learned admittedly late is that too often we pray expecting God to answer our requests our way. We get disappointed when His way is different than ours and His timing is longer than our desired end. If we would be honest, we want a way out rather than a way through, even if the way through is God's best for us.

The Lord doesn't want us to have faith in an outcome but in a person. Yet we pray fervently for outcomes and get seriously upset with God or disillusioned when He doesn't do as we will. Is it that we forget that Jesus prayed for the cup of suffering to pass by Him and He didn't get what He wanted most? Unlike Christ, have we been insincere in our prayer that "Not my will but Yours be done?"

Then there is our life's vocation. We plan, we pray and feel called or led to certain work or ministry. Our expectations are that we will be successful. Within our hearts and minds is an idea of what success looks like. Y…

The United States Will Soon Be Entering Decision Time, Twice Over: Mid-term elections in November and Then the Presidential Race While the World Burns.

Watch and Pray: 
Two More Soldiers Killed in Gaza
One shot dead "by a terrorist in a tunnel;" another by a missile defense system's activation in a tank
Meanwhile, rockets continue to rain down on Israel

Anti-Israel protesters rally across France, defying ban imposed after synagogue clash
Thousands march through French cities in protest of Israeli operation in Gaza Strip; French president says will not allow violence to spill over into France.
Article by Nicholas Vinocur, Joe Bavier Jul. 19, 2014 | 10:40 PM

Initial U.S. assessment: Pro-Russian rebels fired missile that downed Malaysia jet

Russia supplied missile launchers to separatists, U.S. official says

The United States has confirmed that Russia supplied sophisticated missile launchers to separatists in eastern Ukraine and that attempts were made to move them back across the Russian border after the Thursday shoot-down of a Malaysian jet liner, a U.S. official said Saturday.

“We do believe they were trying to move b…

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Health survey gives government its first large-scale data on gay, bisexual population

Less than 3 percent of the U.S. population identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday in the first large-scale government survey measuring Americans’ sexual orientation.
Original source from the CDC, p. 3 specifically – “Results: Sexual orientation” 

God and The Gay Christian? A Response to Matthew Vines free pdf book

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Slavic Gospel Association shares update from eastern Ukraine

If you thought fighting was over in eastern Ukraine, you might want to read this report. Vice President of Ministry for Slavic Gospel Association (SGA), Eric Mock, just returned from the region.

“There’s a tremendous amount of scary, difficult mi…

NATO Peacekeepers in Holy Land? Free E-Book on Christian Living, Prison Fellowship Helping Prisoners Read to Their Children, How You Can Help Meriam Ibrahim from Sudan, Christian Woman May Be Forced to Marry Muslim Man, Stretching the Truth about the Hobby Lobby Case and Militants Attack Jonah's Tomb

(from article linked below)
Let NATO Keep the Peace in Palestine
(this article may help us begin to see what the Anti-Christ peace treaty would look like)

Under a Bosnian model, the United States and its most capable European allies might form an ‘implementation force’ to fulfill the peacekeeping mandate for a limited period of two to five years [emphasis mine], followed by a longer-term ‘stabilization force’ that would include countries beyond the NATO alliance.
He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.' In the middle of the 'seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him." Daniel 9:27 (NIV)

Seeing the Unseen: A Daily Dose of Eternal Perspective [Kindle Edition] Randy Alcorn
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60 meditations that will inspire you to live each day with an eternal perspective.

Spiritually speaking, we live in the Country of …

Followers of Jesus Should Often Take the World by Surprise

Jesus, our Leader, was unpredictable.  That is because sinful people expected Him to act sinfully.  Since they didn't believe, it was easy to see Him as less than He was.

Whether it was paying taxes, matters of the Law, marriage and divorce, it didn't matter.  They could never figure Jesus out because they always expected a self-serving, divisive, biased, in a word, a sinful reaction like what they would give.

We should be the same as Jesus was.  The world anticipates a sinful attitude, action or reaction out of us.  And unfortunately, we rarely disappoint.

Instead, they should be surprised by us, our attitudes, actions and reactions.  We wouldn't be perfect by any measure but living as imperfect followers of Jesus who often take people by surprise just as Jesus did.  Then, they would be forced to deal with the fact that our faith is real and makes a genuine difference in our lives.

Another thing you will find is that people expect you to be true to your roots.  And, th…