Daily Prompt: Bounty of Salvation

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Christmas Bounty! (the quicker picker upper)

luke-2-9-11-2Most became familiar with this scripture read in the Charlie Brown Christmas special during the children’s play.  Hopefully some of you know a little more about our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ than what is portrayed in a child’s cartoon.

MerryChristmas and God Bless us everyone!

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Does Detroit Stand a Chance?

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Another bad appointment. I thought it was bad enough when President Obama appointed Timothy Geithner while I was working for the collection area of the Internal Revenue Service. I had to interview and collect information from taxpayers attempting to resolve their tax problems with the IRS and when they caught wind that the President’s appointee as U S Secretary of the Treasury owed some back taxes some tried to use this in their defense that if my boss didn’t have to pay, why should they? Very cute, amusing and all that and very wrong for the fact that if any of the IRS employees (the peons) did not pay tax promptly, they would lose their jobs.

It has just come to light that the Emergency Financial Manager that Governor Rick Snyder appointed to help save Detroit’s finances, did not properly take accurate care of his own finances in the recent past.  As an employee of the collection area of the IRS, I know how many notices are sent to the taxpayers and just how hard they try to contact them before any liens or levies are ever issued.  The liens were supposedly issued by the state of Maryland and I don’t know what their criterion is for placing liens, but the fact that he claims to not be aware of it cannot be true.  Is he lying?  Probably, but who can prove otherwise?  It appears that our business culture has become lousy with people who would not recognize honor or decency if it sat on their head and most couldn’t even give the correct definition of good business ethics. 

I don’t just fear for the future of Detroit, but all our cities and our country in general.  If it keeps up at this rate, there will be all out civil war in the streets between the thugs in office trying to appear legit and the thugs in the street because they are stepping into their turf.  It might be all the recent confusion brought about by the onslaught of liberal thinking.  They love the sin as well as the sinner.  They are confused for the fact that you are supposed to love the sinner and hate the sin.  You are supposed to encourage your brother to “go and sin no more.”  Most of them say “what the hey, we are all only human, if it feels good do it, and I must be born this way.”  What a cop-out and what a sick way to twist a society.  The longer this continues the more evident will be the destruction of these wrong mindsets, so give them enough rope…

Thoughts From Dr Martin Luther King Jr

Some of my favorite quotes from Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.  The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige, and even his life for the welfare of others.”

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.  This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.  We have guided missiles and misguided men.”

“I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, quality and freedom for their spirit.  I believe that what self-centered men have torn down, other centered men can build up.”

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor.  It must be demanded by the oppressed.”

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”