Actually this passage is referring to delaying to follow Christ, because you're not ready to give up your own plan first. The man did not give up everything immediately to follow Christ, like the apostles did, but that is what Christ was calling him to do. The man used his family as an excuse as to why he could not follow Christ. If he would have followed Christ, and it was God's will for the man to take care of his family affairs first, Christ would have made it clear to him, that was his duty.
April 12, 2016 at 9:16pm
I think abortion is murder, and God will judge those who choose it accordingly when the time is right.
That being said, government has no business telling a woman what she can do with her body, or anything growing within it. Yes, that means men do not get a governing say. That is the inherent inequality in the system of God’s design for our bodies. Men also do not have to carry, birth, or breastfeed the babies either. After a man has impregnated his wife/S.O. any bodily risk he could have faced is over. The fun is just beginning for the woman however.
Go and advocate against abortion all day long. Educate people on what that choice actually means and entails. Witness to anyone who will listen! Please, do not give the government the power to reach into a woman’s body. It should be her choice to make, and she will be the one carrying the weight of that decision, and Gods justice will find her, as it will find us all.
In my view, law should be about societal cohesion, not being a hammer that can be used to force religious morality to reign in society. I fear government being used as such a tool, as once it is forged into such a weapon it can be wielded by anyone who rises to power, and there are those who hate me and mine for our religious beliefs alone.
This is my view of the situation… Sort of an anti-abortion pro-choicer if that makes any sense?
:) my father passed away lately and I understand. Reach out in prayer...trust me, it helped me a lot!
Pro V, my condolences on the passing of your father.
Very sorry for your loss.
Some time ago Dawg- I just wanted to comfort Kestrelle
I may as well join in with you, my father passed away last month. my mother two yrs. ago.
the bond with our parents is never broken, have you noticed that?
Sorry you, you have my attention in your posts.
I know it's tough but, I admire you.
Jesus raised from heaven today to greet your mother and father.
A couple more prayers comin' at ya.
 March 22, 2016 at 4:44pm
Sarah Palin = Laughing stock
She was something special when she was governor of Alaska. She challenged a lot of corruption, and helped our state immensely. Who would have guessed then how far she would fall?
 March 19, 2016 at 5:13pm
Yeah, you’re right.
Who cares that Israel is our best ally in an area where they are surrounded by enemies wishing their destruction? We don’t need a solid partner in the Middle East… Stop the financial support! It doesn’t matter if the oil rich wealthy countries around them drive them into the sea!
It is obviously the same level of waste as providing koala cuddling time on the tax payers dime…
1- You're implying that oil rich countries wanting to drive them into the sea is a bad thing that we should care about...
2- List what Israel has done for us! 1…2… 3…….go
much inelegance on the muslim countries we get from israel's excellent security agents
it would probably cost more than the aid we sent to replace that alone
 March 16, 2016 at 10:15pm
In the context of these comments, and the subject matter being discussed, it is disingenuous at best to attempt to spin her remarks in this way.
I realize that she is a Trump supporter, and therefore not appropriate to criticize in any fashion, but that does not change that when you are talking about a large group of people turning into a riot, no one who hears your speech will take it to mean an impressively large, and varied array of people.
Common usage, and context DO matter, even when you are defending someone on your team.
Definition 2: an impressively large or varied display of something.
 March 16, 2016 at 3:16pm
It is difficult to look into your crystal ball and predict the future with any sort of accuracy. That being said, all I can do is analyze this situation to the best of my ability, and vote based on my best guess of possible outcomes.
I despise the left and everything they stand for, and my problem with Trump is that from all of the reading and research I have done on the man, he seems to be of their ilk. I would love to be wrong about the guy… If I could believe he meant many of the things he says, I could accept some of the things he and I disagree on, but I just don’t.
If Trump is the nominee where does this leave me? My husband and I were discussing the pro/cons of having the country run by a democrat under the correct party designation, or one that claims to be a conservative and will be a walking smear campaign against us and all of our values. It made me realize we were already talking about damage control and what would give us the best shot in the next election cycle.
*sigh* I really do love my country…
Kestrelle - don't believe everything you read about Trump. Consider this, he is a successful businessman who has made Billions and employed tens of thousands of people. You don't get to that position without being able to negotiate or work hard. Is he perfect, NO, but then again, no one is. What he is though (and no one else running is), is a nationalist and a pragmatist. He has and always will do what is best for his business's and employee's. Now translate that the Presidency. Where his employee's are the American people and his business is protecting us and our republic. Bombast/Rhetoric are tools to get him into office. How he governs will be ruled by what he has learned over a lifetime of business dealings. That means a cutthroat approach to getting what he wants and working with anyone willing to help him get it done. So long as he holds true to half his proposed statements, he will still do more good for the Average American than the previous four presidents combined. He will attempt to rein in the debt because it is antithetical to his instincts as a businessman (gov is overleveraged which is a death knell for business). So at the very least, he will hold true to that and the only way to do that is to shrink government/eliminate waste/abuse. The rest is just hate/falsehood told to derail him because he isn't part of the established political class that bows to multi-national special interest groups instead of individual Americans.
 March 9, 2016 at 12:28pm
I watched the video from inside the truck on another website… This man was murdered.
There was also an effort made to flush the remaining passengers from the vehicle while the police were still shooting rounds into it. How were they possibly going to surrender, or attempt to communicate their desire to do so while under active fire without communication?
And then the city and county use the excuse of those frivolous unpaid fines to auction off people's property as they do with property taxes. File an arrest warrant. Need to find out why he is doing this and which city council members and mayor are inflaming the problem. Corruption exists in almost every city government. We all know it.
personally, I find his unkempt yard far more offensive than the sign, and yet I'm STILL not offended enough to report him for it lol.
I live in Raytown MO that gets more than enough funding, but about10 years ago realized this untapped revenue source. This town is so much in Kansas City that my front yard is KC and my back lot is KC lol! House is in Raytown. I have been to court twice. Even if you win there is still a $35 court fee! It's held every Wednesday and you can drive by and the parking lot is 100% full. They have illegal for the streets 4 wheelers to go around checking properties.
The key is to use their rules against them. I had an old truck and they would fine me and I would fight it. Back and forth until I had enough court costs to make a reasonable small claims case. I sued for the damages, plus punitive for harassment. At issue was a truck they didn't say ran, but it did, I just didn't drive it much. I drove it to the court on my day, and won. Never got another letter again.
Of course I didn't ASK for trouble either.
I had the best kept yard and never had weeds.
If they pick a fight, wait until you have enough, then strike back with a knock out.
Their energy would be better spent directed towards the concern of this, http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/codex-magica-texe-marrs/1114180627?ean=9781930004047, and this http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/chapter3/.
I live in a city that controls yard sales with a permit system that limits frequency duration and what kinds of advertising is allowed. You have to buy a permit.
That's East Detroit, at least what it was called when I lived there. Funny, the citizens wanted to distance themselves from Detroit back in the late 80's now much of the city is just like many of the hoods of Detroit itself, well maybe not that bad, but not as working class and safe as I remember.
 February 20, 2016 at 7:58pm
It really is funny…
All of the jokes I have heard over the years about how reality TV would be the end of us, and it actually is turning out to be true.
White privileged isn't a lie. Being born white in this country has greater benefits than any other race.
 February 11, 2016 at 7:35pm
I am a woman… And considering the damage that has been done to our nation by women voting based on “sexiness” and the liberal war chant “it’s for the children” I have actually made this argument myself many times. There are not enough women of sense to compete with the flighty emotional nutjobs that make up the majority if my sex. If I had to lose my vote in order to prevent idiotic women from voting, I would sacrifice it for the cause. God save us all.
My wife, who is very intelligent, has said basically the same thing. Perhaps we should start a petition.
My husband and I have discussed this as well, even though he considers me a responsible and informed voter.
I always research candidates and inform my husband because I have more time than he does, but I always “give my vote” to him. He is more objective. It’s rare we disagree but if we do, I would defer to his judgement. However, there is a shortage of real men out there. Even some of those weak-willed married landowners are ruled by thier harpy wives. (Think Clintons.) Sounds good but a theory doomed to fail in this miserable world. Jesus come swiftly.
 February 11, 2016 at 7:28pm
Yes… Yes we are.
 February 3, 2016 at 3:22pm
Terrible things are going on in the armed forces, no doubt, but I am not, nor will I ever be, ready to give up.
You know why the left wins? They will do anything no matter how dishonest to win, and they never EVER give up. I am going to do all in my power to hold the line, and push it back into shape. I love my children and my country too much to give up on them.
 February 3, 2016 at 3:04pm
No! This concept is a special kind of madness that will lead to some horrible outcomes.
I understand the anger at feminazis… I share it, and despise the irrational concept of “equality” that they try to drill into every aspect of society. Striving for equal respect, is not the same as denying reality and saying that men and women are literally physically equal, but that whole issue is really for another discussion.
I can understand the urge to hoist rabid feminists on their own petard… But are we really willing to damage our military’s combat effectiveness, and sacrifice our daughters to satisfy our resentment? Again, I say no. I believe we should fight this fight where it starts… Go after the terribly flawed premise that the sexes are identical and interchangeable, don’t go along with madness for the sake of the thrill of watching it go down in flames.
Men are generally, inherently better at dealing with war fighting, and look at how horrible the toll is on our sons… the levels of PTSD in our current crop of vets… Imagine the numbers when you are dragging teenage girls out of their homes and thrusting them into a role most of them are in no way equipped for.
What difference, at this time, does it matter?
We had a homosexual union at West Point.
Woman in the Rangers, and SEALS.
Don't ask don't tell.... It's over.
Kestrelle: "Men are generally, inherently better at dealing with war fighting,"
So how can you make such a claim when the history is that almost exclusively ONLY men have 'dealt with war fighting??? On what grounds do you base your assumption that women can't handle the tolls of war any better than men? Is there some historical evidence for such a claim? WHY are young women"no way equipped for" military service?
And just to point out... You are focused solely on service in our military in ONLY a combat role. MOST roles in the military are NOT combat roles and so... Since this particular story / question was just vague and but asking about adding women to the draft process....
There are indeed MANY roles in the military that do not require / involve combat. NO REASON why women can't effectively fill those rolls - or shouldn't be asked to - JUST LIKE MEN.
 April 4, 2015 at 12:21am
Your comment says much more about you than the issue we are discussing.