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freestaterev

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  • [11] November 3, 2014 at 12:23am

    Suicide is never part of God’s plan- that is, the god of Isaac, Abraham and Jacob…

  • [34] October 30, 2014 at 1:23pm

    I’m not in her position so I can’t imagine what she’s going through…BUT…

    A few years back my pastor lost his wife to the exact same illness. It was tough, hard to watch, and painful for her…but the impact she made on the lives of people, her family, and even people she didn’t know- was earth shaking.

    In fact, in her final days, she wrote on her blog that she was humbled that God would pick her to get this disease so she could shine His light and love on people. In other words- it was the pastor’s dying wife, who was lifting hundreds of people up in the end.

    Had she taken her own life prior to those final months/days, miracles in lives around her- far and away, wouldn’t have been witnessed. The legacy she ended up leaving behind because of what she did in her final days still reaching people today.

    I believe God does His most immaculate, and beautiful work in the most ugly, and painful places. Because it is those places where His children realize, and acknowledge their need for Him…and miracles are unveiled.

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  • [3] October 14, 2014 at 2:16pm

    First time I saw Lecrae was through Billy Graham…YES, Billy Graham. For those who might scoff at, or not GET what he’s doing- you may need to get out of your comfort zone and see that singing Kumbaya ain’t cutting it when it comes to reaching many of the “un-reachables”- not so say it is we who reach them- It is God through the Holy Spirit that does that.

    But just as Christ sat with the “untouchables” of society, as the Pharisees looked down their noses at Jesus for daring to do such a thing, performers like Lacrae are meeting an entire segment of society where they are at- without compromising his faith and morals.

    I have several teens I worked with who have since come to know the Lord through God using me to get down on their level (not morally). A young “thug” came into my ministry and I knew he was a rap fan. I played some Lecrae, along with some other Christian rap artists. He was like, “This is Christian music?” I said, listen to the words.

    If we want to play semantics, we can all show up at church in robes, and sing in ancient Greek, Hebrew or Aramaic playing ancient harps and stringed instruments.

    I tell people- if you are into saving souls, come on down in the trenches, and get dirty. The churches that aren’t doing that have empty pews on Sunday morning. We’re into fishing for men, teaching them to fish, so they can then fish for men. It’s a good thing…

  • [13] October 4, 2014 at 12:15pm

    So the guy wearing a Che shirt, who is one of the single most recognized 20th century fighter for Communism, is fighting against communism?

    The irony: If these young protesters where doing this in Cuba in the early 1960s, Che would be one of the ones rounding them up into prison camps…

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  • [2] September 30, 2014 at 8:41pm

    I just threw up in my mouth- lol! I hope the docs had gas masks on….I guess they could make a wig now…

  • [3] September 24, 2014 at 11:51am

    Leave it to a useful-idiot lib to take $1000 from a so-called “evil conservative”, call it “blood money”, then use it to fund abortions- making her donation ACTUAL blood money.

    There is a good reason why abortion clinics and/or Planned Parenthood won’t take donated 3D sonogram technology for pregnant woman to see what they are aborting…If an image is a thousand words- then a 3d image of a “clump of cells” that are in the shape of a human being with eyes, noses, ears, lips, and a beating heart will mean they are purposely ending a life (Most modern societies call that murder)

  • [21] September 17, 2014 at 2:17pm

    Your right- I often believe that if Jesus, in flesh, walked into many churches today, he would be ignored, or questioned about his appearance, and the places he went.

    I have a long beard, both arms fully tattooed- I have also been a ministry leader in a recovery ministry at a strong evangelical church.

    There are men who come straight off the streets, and chaos of their life and immediately connect with me, knowing I won’t judge them on their appearance or background. My appearance shouldn’t matter, but to these “fresh off the battlefield” men- it is a big factor.

    I speak Biblical truth, show grace that Christ showed me, and I get to watch God transform lives. Sometimes we have to go into the battlefield- but we don’t go alone. We go brother with brother, holding each other accountable…to make disciples! (Mathew 28:19)

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  • [6] September 10, 2014 at 9:11pm

    For those not familiar with Andrew W.K.’s music- outside of his “Party Hard” tunes- go visit iTunes and listen to some of his classical piano stuff. He is classically trained and while he might look like a metal head- he is much more then that.

    And with that said- ROCK and ROLL!

  • [32] September 8, 2014 at 4:33pm

    I work in a recovery ministry- have watched men and woman of all ages “clean house” of the things that come between them and a relationship with God. For some it is drug addiction, but for others it is anger. I had a guy whose anger came between him and his family, coworkers, friends, and of course God. The anger did to him what drunkeness does for others.

    So we realize that it’s not always about what “it” is, but does it come in between them and God. In the end the junk we need to clean out of our “closets ” is simply sin- or it could be old resentments we need to take care of through forgiveness.

    I quit using drugs 10 years ago- but if I go and eat food in a way that hurts myself, and in turn, other people because of the after effects- That’s still sin…and getting in the way of my relationship w/ God. I’d be a hypocrite if I rationalized one over the other.

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  • [102] September 7, 2014 at 10:39pm

    Students should challenge this idiotic rule like this:

    - Hunters should run for on-campus P.E.T.A. leadership
    - Christians should become leaders in Atheist campus groups
    - Straight, anti-gay marriage students should run for on campus LGBT leadership

    Not ok California? Your rule- live with it…

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  • September 7, 2014 at 4:24pm

    I vape…and buy all my vaping products from small businesses across this country without BIG GOVERNMENT getting in the way (yet)…Vape on, live on!

    In reply to the story CVS Quits Smoking Early

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  • [7] September 5, 2014 at 3:28pm

    E-Cigs or as we like to say “vaping” saved my life.

    As someone who smoked cigarettes & used Skoal oral tobacco for 15 years, I was headed toward a one-way train to cancer. About 3 1/2 years ago I was listening to Rush Limbaugh, and he was talking about how he was using an electronic cigarette.

    Within a few days I had stopped using tobacco. I haven’t inhaled any tobacco product since. I feel great, breath free, and I don’t stink! :-)

    The thing that ultimately kills people via smoking is the carbon monoxide and thousands of chemicals in cigarettes. The nicotine, while not “health food” is addictive, but it’s not the thing that takes people out.

    Government- stay the heck out of our lives. The government makes millions off of tobacco taxes, and with smokers turning to vaping, they are loosing their play $$$….

    Vape on!

  • September 4, 2014 at 3:51pm

    I knew I shouldn’t have taken off my Kiss makeup before updating my drivers license. Next time.

  • [7] September 4, 2014 at 3:19pm

    As a follower and believer in Christ, I once heard a testimony of a man, who is now one of my close friends, who was a die-hard, scientific-thinking atheist. He was a “know it all” to boot. One of those guys who probably even annoyed atheists.

    But after coming to a point where drug abuse and strip bars left him without a wife and kids he found himself at that ‘ole place we like to call “rock bottom”. His science, and know-it-all attitude couldn’t save his marriage, nor give him peace. And as hard as it was to admit, deep down he knew it.

    Sitting alone at his kitchen table, he did something that changed his life- he prayed. He prayed these simple words: “God, help me to believe.”

    Not with malice, cockiness, or even challenging God. He, with an honest heart, asked God for help.

    Today- that man has done missionary work home and abroad. He still loves science, and sometimes has a little “know-it-all” moments too…but his heart is so softened and full of grace and love.

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  • [4] August 12, 2014 at 1:38am

    He’s a capitalist, and has sold, literally, millions of albums for the last decade (not to mention his music being used for commercials, etc.).

    He is not an OWS useful idiot. He’s been a regular on Fox News’ Red Eye- and to be honest is more of a Libertarian then anything. Go to YouTube, Google, and iTunes and look up Andrew W.K. – he’s actually a very talented composer too.

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  • [103] August 12, 2014 at 1:32am

    I had the opportunity to hang out with Andrew W.K. about 12 years ago. He doesn’t drink, nor do drugs- we played ping-pong (a crazy story in itself). But when I heard about this response to the letter he wrote, it didn’t surprise me one bit. He is not a lefty. I knew it then, and have known it since.

    In fact, he has been a regular on Fox News’ “Red Eye” a number of times.

    For all those getting your panties in a twist over Glenn daring to actually talk to people that look, and maybe sound different then you- be careful that you don’t become the very people you despise.

    I am fully tattooed up- have a beard down to my chest- I am an painter- an artist. I listened to rock and roll, country, punk, and even hip-hop. I am a Live Member of the NRA, and own more then a few guns, and dare I say, some of those “evil black guns”. I am also a ministry leader at my church.

    Some would look at me and say, “That guy better go back to a OWS protest”…and yet I am the guy who is raising money for the NRA, Tea Party, and serving meals for my church on Saturday mornings.

    Oh, and one more thing- I am an entrepreneur. I have ran a company with my father for the last 12 years (after I got my Bachelors degree of course).

    I am furthering the Libertarian/Conservative philosophy by connecting with people I disagree with…and guess what? I’m changing minds. Are you?

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  • [1] August 11, 2014 at 4:28pm

    Your right, Glenn never made an accusation- he simply did what every journalist (although he doesn’t call himself one) should do. He presented the visual evidence, and talked through every angle, asking questions.

    In the end, he didn’t accuse Stewart of intentionally killing Ward- if anything, he explained how Stewart needs to come to a place of acceptance to race again.

  • [2] August 5, 2014 at 5:12pm

    One day in the far future, they will find the bones of Andre the Giant, and make a case that giants ruled the 20th century.

  • [3] August 1, 2014 at 4:15pm

    Uh oh, just give this a few days- the national Atheist “bully foundation” should be sweeping in with a lawsuit soon…

  • July 31, 2014 at 7:29pm

    The irony: These “primitive” people don’t rely on the “nanny state” to put food on the table, entertain them, cloth them (well that’s obvious), etc.

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