User Profile: GIRL

GIRL

Member Since: September 13, 2010

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  • April 27, 2012 at 11:58am

    So if I take a big vehicle in order to carpool with a big group of people, I pay more than the wealthy dude pulling in solo in his expensive vehicle?

  • April 6, 2012 at 12:14am

    Is there such a thing as a Christian who smokes? A Christian who gossips? A Christian who is a glutton? A Christian who is materialistic? A Christian who has not realized and rejected any given sin? To be a Christian is to have achieved full sanctification and sinlessness? God by His grace brings each person on a journey toward wholeness in Him in His own time and way, sometimes with immediate conviction and repentance, sometimes after years of tilling the soil with healing and growing faith. With what other sin do we say, “First clean up your act, THEN you can have some of God’s grace.” Jesus brought grace, then truth. Think of the Samaritan woman at the well, or the woman who was being stoned by hypocrites. He brought grace and love, followed by, “Go, and sin no more.”

  • April 6, 2012 at 12:07am

    … just as someone with a whole lifestyle of the sin of materialism may not become aware of the tentacles it has upon them. And yet, with certain sins, some Christians say, “First clean up THAT, THEN you may come to Jesus’ grace.” Grace and truth out of order.

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  • April 6, 2012 at 12:04am

    This is something I’ve thought a lot about. Christians who are gay? Yes. Is homosexual behavior sinful? Yes.
    When people understand and accept for themselves the message of salvation and relationship with God through Jesus, they enter a long journey of sanctification, shedding the old man and being renewed in their spirits, which is not complete until the complete renewal of Heaven. Sometimes God immediately brings awareness of certain sins and we are enabled to turn the other way as soon as we decide to follow. Other things in our hearts and lives He may not put His loving finger of conviction upon until much later. Perhaps there is healing he needs to accomplish in us before we can come to that point, or faith and relationship with Him that must be built before we’re ready to let go and follow him out of bondage and into His ways. Thirty years after conversion, He will still lovingly be showing you corners of your heart that you didn’t even realize you had! All in His perfect timing.
    But Christians, who have no way of knowing God’s perfect timing and work in someone’s heart and life, like to “rank” sins, and often demand that people clean up certain sins BEFORE they can come to Jesus. Jesus always extended grace, THEN brought truth– both always present and uncompromised, but the order is important! People in a gay lifestyle may take years of journeying in faith before God has prepared their hearts enough to turn from a lifestyle they accept as their very identit

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  • April 4, 2012 at 7:29pm

    There is such a thing as too much technology, and I believe we’re there.

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  • March 25, 2012 at 2:47pm

    Anytime you’re dropping the same imprecise adjective/verb at a rate of nearly once every 15 seconds, you are unimaginative at best, and completely ignorant at worst.

  • March 24, 2012 at 10:56pm

    What?! Could it be that I kinda-sorta-at-least-in-theory agree with Bill Maher?! Wow.
    (Now do I believe that the left could abide by such a thing? Well, no. Too much of a knee-jerk reaction at this point. But it’s a nice thought.)

  • March 24, 2012 at 12:27pm

    He has a point, it’s just that it was made with very poor timing. Things are hot with this situation, not in the more thoughtful, objective reflection stage.
    The often-run, very effective commercials for a major home security service (Brinks, I think it is) show the “bad guy” (caucasian, by the way) walking along the street pulling up his black hoodie when he goes to bust down the door and invade the home. Why would the advertising team choose that particular article of clothing to designate the “bad guy” for viewers? Because, just like the color black, it has a well-known perceived connection with “bad guy”.
    Just like any mention of the fact that perhaps women should exercise a little wise discretion and not go to drunken parties dressed like porn stars, though, even after thoroughly, unequivocally condemning her assailant, people will never stop calling it “blaming the victim.”
    People, do what you can to push back the sins of the world and human nature, but you have to deal wisely with reality as it is, too!

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  • March 23, 2012 at 7:50am

    They’re right to work with other concerned community members to prevent the opening of the club in their community. If the club prevails and opens, however, what a great location they have for ministry. They can begin with watching for patrons and praying for each one, then let prayer and brainstorming lead them into other possibilities for using their love and location to push back the darkness in their community and in the lives of the club patrons.

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  • March 17, 2012 at 11:32pm

    Hearing her speak of the unavailability of goods brought back memories of my visit to East Berlin in the summer of 1989, just months before the Wall came down. I’ll never forget the strong impression made simply in crossing over to East Berlin from the capitalist island that was West Berlin: It was as if traveling back in time and as if someone had switched the film in the reel from color to black and white; everything seemed literally gray and gloomy. No more Mercedes and other modern car models, just tin-can-looking Trabants. Crabby, depressed-looking people. And the market. Wow. I went to browse and perhaps pick up a souvenir of some sort, but there was nothing to buy. I’ve never seen shops and stalls so very bland and gray and sparse.

  • February 29, 2012 at 4:43pm

    Perhaps they’ve learned a version of Polish history as warped as the American history being taught now.

  • February 16, 2012 at 6:02pm

    “We will not solve our economic problems in this country until we confront the crony capitalism of our permanent political class. This is socialism for the very rich and the very poor but it is a brutal form of capitalism for the rest of us. It’s the collusion of big government, big business. It’s at the heart of President Obama’s economic vision … We need sudden and relentless reform and that will return power to ‘We the People’” ~ Sarah Palin
    This is what brings together– whether they realize it or not– core concerns of both the Tea Party and the more thoughtful Occupiers. If she could articulate this kind of thing, and highlight her record of taking it on, baby, all bets are off. Go, Sarah!

  • February 16, 2012 at 7:34am

    I think we all know the simple solution to this: They just need to mandate that we all buy the new cars. And tax The Rich in order to provide more subsidies for the auto industry . And create a large, multi-tiered bureaucracy to oversee and enforce it all. So simple.

  • February 6, 2012 at 7:51am

    Hooray for NotThePatriots! We’re big NotThePatriots fans here in Steeler Nation!

    In reply to the story New York Giants Win Super Bowl XLVI

  • February 3, 2012 at 12:53am

    So… Which is it? What is it today? Are they screaming about “separation of church and State”*, mandating Christian doctors and hospitals to violate their religious beliefs and perform abortions or provide abortificants, mocking dumbcrazybitterclinger Christians, preaching abortion rights and various forms of eugenics and so much more… OR today are they preaching that government must do as they want BECAUSE they say) JESUS SAID SO? They mock the Bible and try to push God out of public life, then pimp Jesus and distort his teachings when it suits them to manipulate government to their liking (because, of course, when Jesus spoke certain of his words about the poor, vote-buying and bigger and bigger corrupt human bureaucracies taking more and more money, treating people as numbers and ignoring the human spirit and human nature is EXACTLY what he meant) So… “we” must craft government exactly according to {our convenient version of} religion… or… religion has no place in government? Which is it?

    * Just for kicks, here’s a little reminder of the actual Amendment:
    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”

  • February 3, 2012 at 12:39am

    Note the terms: “breast screenings” and “breast exams.” In other words, simply feeling up the breasts to see if there are any obvious (that is, already large) lumps. Any person can do this. The way they speak of these services, you’d think they were speaking of mammograms — in fact, they hope you do think they are providing mammograms, and have at times claimed that they provide them. As Lila Rose demonstrated for all the world to see, however, Planned Parenthood does NOT provide mammograms. They’ll just feel you up, help you feel good about sucking your baby limb from limb with a vacuum, thereby also increasing your risk for breast cancer, and pat themselves on the back for “saving lives”.

  • January 10, 2012 at 4:40pm

    What someone has done in one term of a Presidency within a pluralistic system is a ridiculously invalid basis for evaluation of whether the hold socialist ideals and goals. Are they too simple-minded to understand the idea of rigging and nudging a system slowly in a desired direction? Or too smart to blow his cover while he works in their favor??

  • January 8, 2012 at 8:33am

    You need ID to cash a check, drive a car, board a plane, use welfare or WIC, etc, etc, etc, and it’s not “racist suppression”? I’d really like to see a comprehensive list of every thing people do that requires ID so we can really see how horribly suppressed we are. What a useful exhibit that would be to more clearly show that folks concerned about “voter suppression” are really only concerned about the horrible possibility of rampant voter *fraud* suppression!

  • January 4, 2012 at 5:17pm

    “Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her own pantyhose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound.”
    Commenters on this story may enjoy that and similar statements compiled here: http://mommylife.net/archives/2011/05/guns_and_the_wo.html

  • January 4, 2012 at 5:03pm

    There’s nothing so fierce as the protection of a mother with threatened kids. The fact that 21 minutes went by without help does not surprise me at all. Someone once broke into my house in the middle of the night when I was home alone with 2 of my babies. The police never came even though, as I later learned, they had been in my yard earlier that day searching for an armed robbery suspect the dogs had tracked there!! Our little borough police station is a minute up the road! “Just another scared female hearing noises,” perhaps?? I’m thankful to say, the intruder left after poking around without coming upstairs or taking anything. But when my husband chose divorce last summer and left me with 4 kids, I bought a gun I knew I could handle and learned how to use it. You betcha! Do I ever want to? No. Do I want to kill someone if I have to use it? No. But there’s no doubt I’ll do whatever it takes to protect my kids without a single second thought.

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