The Evidence of a True Christian™

From the local newspaper —

As winter draws closer and temperatures begin to plunge at night, the Warming Center at the First Presbyterian Church’s Dream Center prepares to open for the season.

The Warming Center opens when at least three major weather sources forecast temperatures 0 degrees and below or 32 degrees with snow. People who stay the night can also have breakfast in the morning. All the food is donated.

Volunteers go out into the community on the first and third Saturday of each month and offer people on the street lunches, clothing, hygiene kits, rain gear and tents.

In an effort to accommodate an expected increase in people coming to use the Warming Center … cots will be placed in the main congregation room and balcony of the church.

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Think about this, folks.

The homeless will have food and shelter available to them during the winter months because a group of people are fulfilling the commands of their Leader:

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in (Matthew 23:35, NIV)

On the internet, it’s extremely easy for Christians to defend their position. They will quote relevant scripture, often referencing their favorite apologists and/or philosophers to support their stance. They will describe their personal experiences of answered prayers … physical healings … changed lives.

Yet how many actually carry out the (very clear) instructions indicated in the above scripture?

The evidence of a True Christian™ is displayed in both faith and action.

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Reblog: Remembering …

Let us never forget …

Filosofa's Word

Good Monday Morning, friends.  Jolly Monday will return in its usual format next week, but for today, without apology, I am doing something a bit different.  I came across something that I felt was a timely reminder and important for us all to read, to think about, to remember.  This came from a Facebook page I follow, the Jon S. Randal Peace Page.Peace Page

In 2005, a foreign army made its way toward the southern border of the United States.

As the convoy and troops passed Mexican villages on its way to the U.S., people in the villages cheered, waved, honked car horns and rang bells to support the mission of their troops.Mexican armyThe Mexican army, its trucks emblazoned with large Mexican flags, crossed the border at Laredo at dawn and advanced up Interstate 35, arriving in San Antonio later that day. The Mexican Navy would also send ships, buses and…

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Don’t Throw Rocks!

Any person who AGREES with the things Donald J. Trump (the current POTUS) has said about the caravan of immigrants traveling from Central America to the United States in hopes of a better life …

PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! Read the following article!

Migrant Caravan Families Face Illness, Exhaustion, and Danger

These are NOT people who plan to rob and steal and sell drugs. They are REAL HUMAN BEINGS who are simply hoping for a better life … and willing to suffer whatever it takes to reach that goal.

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Re: The title of this post:

President Donald Trump has said that the U.S. military would treat any rocks or stones being thrown by asylum-seeking migrants heading toward the U.S.-Mexico border as firearms.

Eating Ourselves to Extinction

Following are excerpts from a disturbing article in The Guardian:

Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an emergency that threatens civilisation.

… the vast and growing consumption of food and resources by the global population is destroying the web of life, billions of years in the making, upon which human society ultimately depends for clean air, water and everything else.

Many scientists believe the world has begun a sixth mass extinction, the first to be caused by a species – Homo sapiens.

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Also  … while many of us know the migrant caravan from So. America is due to violence, killings, and organized crime within those countries, another article in The Guardian points out it also has to do with climate change. According to Robert Albro, a researcher at the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies at American University: “The main reason people are moving is because they don’t have anything to eat.”

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Sobering thoughts.  Yet those who could do something to alter our course … choose to do nothing.

When Time Goes Back …

Where does it go? 🤔😄

As many of you know, Daylight Savings Time is about to end (12:00 am on November 4th) and be replaced with Standard Time.

Just for fun, I thought I’d ask readers and followers how you feel about this. Are you in favor of the switch … or not?

Would you prefer we stay on Standard Time year-round? Or do you enjoy the extended daylight hours for fun and games?