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A Call To Prayer for Monday, 7/17/17!

Whether you live in Texas or not please pray. As goes Texas so goes the Nation! A Call to Prayer for the 30-Day Special Texas Legislative Session  7/17/17 is this coming Monday night. In Biblical numerology, this date signifies: Complete/Victory/Victory – Very significant considering the opposition experienced during the Regular Session. NOW is the time
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Season of Miracles and a Clashing of Cultures

We have a witnessed a miracle in the last forty days for which we are grateful. We are witnessing the bizarre behavior of the media and especially students on college campuses and a few high schools around the country. It is at once both comical and unbelievable sad. I like to equate this whole election
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Shadow Cabinet, Cyrus and Trump

Excerpt from God’s Chaos Candidate by Lance Wallnau: Gods Chaos Candidate: Donald J. Trump and the American Unravelling “The next president is the will be the 45th president of the United States. Isaiah 45 prophesies about a leader that will arise 150 years in the future. This leader will not be one who knows God
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How Easily We Deceive Ourselves

Almost three weeks ago my 92-year-old mom was found on the floor of her bathroom by neighbors who then notified us. She was conscious but very confused. We don’t know how long she was there but feel strongly it was more than twenty-four hours. She did not have her Life Alert bracelet on. Some may
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Lions, Tigers and Bears! Oh My!

Hebrews 12:27-28 Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may[fn] serve God acceptably with
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10,000 Steps, a Round Ball, and Life; A Common Thread

Guest blogger for the next two weeks is Stan Sewell,  Edited by Fredrick Cole Where are we going? For many years I have enjoyed walking in my neighborhood and have found good health results doing so. Nowadays, health advocates contend cardio fitness and weight loss is aided by walking 10,000 steps daily. I never counted
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What To Do When Crazy Abounds

We just saw Dinesh D’souza’s movie “Hilary’s America” and I highly recommend it especially if you are considering not voting in the Presidential election. For those who have seen the movie and are questioning the truthfulness of all the facts presented I highly recommend reading Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black and White
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Will You Dance With Me?

You and I are creative whether realize it or not. We all can create things because the creator lives in us. Therefore, if we are willing to go through the process without giving up on each other we can come together and create something beautiful and lasting. Below is the image of that process that
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Do You Want to Dance?

This is a re-post from last year but highly appropriate with the events of the last month. As a former dancer, I love everything dance (except for Dance Moms). My journey with music and movement started when I was three years old. Music makes me move. I can’t not move with the rhythm. Dance has
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Carol Sewell live radio interview Tomorrow Morning!

Tomorrow, Saturday July 16th, I will be a guest on KTBB 97.5 FM in Tyler, Texas. The show is called The Art Connection and airs live from 8:00 am to 9:00 am. Not in the Tyler area? Not to worry you can access the show via their website at KTBB.com.  You may listen live online
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Replenish, Govern and Become One

Last Wednesday I spoke at my church regarding generational thinking and liberty that brings unity. In light of events that occurred the very next night I thought it appropriate to share what was taught. The first three chapters of Genesis gives God’s plan for mankind and reveals Satan’s ever present tactic. We all are familiar
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Fathers and Mothers – What Can We Do?

The most important title we carry is “father” or “mother”. Genesis 1 demonstrates God’s design for the family. His design is that parents bear the sole responsibility for rearing and educating their children. Some of us have biological children, some adopted children and some spiritual children. All of these come with the responsibility to love,
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Stand Together and Never Give UP

Why do second generation Americans commit terrorism against a nation that has been so good to them? This is probably one of the most asked questions given recent events in San Bernardino and Orlando. In my opinion it is a two prong problem. First, the parents never fully assimilate and embrace being American by renouncing
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Do We Have the Courage to Change?

Now that we have the history of education from the Garden to Postmodernism, can we afford to live with the status quo? I hope that we are willing to do what it takes to secure a future of liberty for our children, nieces, nephews and grandchildren. It is easy for us to say, “What can
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Is Postmodern Thought New and Modern?

At the time that America was founded the western developed world was three centuries removed from medieval times and had gone through the Renaissance period which came about with the Protestant Revolution. The Bible became the basis for all truth and law. Education was based on the Bible, scientists believed the Bible and this knowledge
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Memorial Day – A Day to Remember

As we reflect this weekend on those who have sacrificed so much for this country it has given me pause to wonder if I am sacrificing enough to save the American Dream for my grandchildren. If others are willing to sacrifice so much for us to live in liberty, shouldn’t we be willing to make
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Do Words Mean What We Think?

Looking back at the last sixty years we can see how the progressives have infiltrated education and media transforming these institutions in their own image. Pushing for policies that have first of all broken down the family and secondly destroyed the moral fabric of the nation. They have done all this through changing the way
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What’s Wrong with Common Sense?

As we discussed last week, there is a serious lack of knowledge of the duties of the President, the Congress and the Supreme Court. We see this ignorance being played out in this election cycle by comments coming from candidates at all levels – local, state and federal. Presidential candidates sometimes forget they have to
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Common Sense, Intellect or Emotionalism

The problem with the debate over why our schools are failing is the whole premise of what constitutes education. In the past when education was more influenced by the local community of parents test scores and graduation rates were higher. So what happened? As discussed in recent weeks, the farther the curriculum was removed from
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God, Education etc. Part 5

Disclaimer: this week’s blog is not intended to discourage but to show how we have progressed to this place in our current history so that we can repent and seek God’s strategy for healing the nation. The Progressive strategy was to change America from the inside out. So what was the best way to achieve
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God, Education continued …Part 4

Working through the education system in the United States the Progressives have achieved much of their dream. They have been far more committed to changing the culture than most Americans have been in preserving American values. What better way to change things we hold dear than to create division between parents and children, racial groups
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God, Education continued…Part 3

Taken from What Were They Thinking, Chapter 12: How Did We Get to be a Nation in Decline? by Carol Sewell In order to understand how we have arrived at this crossroad between capitalism and socialism, a brief explanation of Western Civilization is needed. Western civilization was the result of the growth/spread of Christianity which
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God, Education, Government & Parents Part 2

Prov. 22:6 (“Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.”) makes it plain that parents are to train children in God’s ways when they are young so they will walk in righteousness as adults. This also teaches them to govern themselves. In
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God, Education, Government & Parents

Where does education begin and end? It is easy to understand that education begins in the home when we are born and it ends when we die, if we are lifelong learners. However, parenting, teaching and modeling methods have changed dramatically during the twentieth century. Has all this change been good for families or has
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Women and the American Revolution

Before I launch into a series on Education, I thought it would be fun to acknowledge the heroic women of the American Revolution. March is, after all, Women’s History Month. Something we rarely hear about or discuss. Today, we are surrounded by women who join the armed services to serve and protect America. They are
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Example of Today’s Lack of Generational Thinking

Last week we discussed what God intended for the family and family lineage or legacy. Wente Winery is a great example of God’s design for families and I know it encouraged me that there are some families who intentionally strive to live this way. In our self-centered culture where everything is always all about “me”
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What Generational Thinking Looks Like

It used to be that families would have a business that was passed down to each succeeding generation. This created family security and assurance that the values, traditions, work ethic and principles of the family were passed to each generation. What worked for one generation worked for each generation but with new knowledge and tools
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Article II and the Nomination Process

The Constitution in Article II, Section 2, paragraph 1 lays out the duties of the President as the Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States. Paragraph 2 gives “the President the power, with the advice and consent of the Senate to make treaties; and to nominate, by and with the
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What Does the Constitution Really Say . . . But Do We Really Care?

To say the news that Justice Antonin Scalia had died was a shock was an understatement. It is a tragic loss for the American people. He loved the law as written by the Framers of the Constitution. He spent his life handling the Constitution with the respect it deserved. His jovial disposition allowed him to
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Black Patriots and Founding Fathers

On this last week of Black History Month let’s take a look at some of the Black heroes of the American Revolution. Most of us are not even aware that there were a large number of Blacks who fought for America’s independence from England. At one time these Black founders were mentioned in our textbooks
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God Loves America – Do We?

We live in the greatest nation the world has ever seen but today we are realizing that we have allowed what once was to drift away subtly into the sunset without so much as a whimper. However, it is not too late but we must be astute in listening to the political rhetoric – even
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Are You a Capable Voter?

I heard a remarkable news story that just astounded me and it has taken some thought and prayer to sort it out. The Republican Governor of Iowa told Iowans not to support Ted Cruz because he would be bad for the state’s ethanol (corn) industry. The six-term Governor has stayed away from presidential politics in
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Character versus Ideology

During the Bill Clinton campaign for president with all the evidence of his womanizing ways the mantra of the media was that character didn’t count. They were willing to overlook his character flaws and to encourage the American public to do the same because of his ideology and experience pushing a progressive agenda while Governor
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Election Season Part II

The election cycle is in full swing and now it is left up to ‘we the people’ to figure out which candidates are the most trustworthy and competent. Then if you are a Bible believing Christian discerning which one will stand strong for Religious liberty and promote Judeo-Christian values. Much of the enticement of Donald
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Tis Election Season!

I know it seems redundant to say it is Election Season when it officially started six months ago but now is when the electorate, at least those who vote in primaries, really start to engage. Now is also when the endless TV and radio commercials begin. Also, the mail pieces start to hit in January.
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Welcome to the New!

There is just something about a new year/season that inspires hope. It gives us a sense that the plate has been wiped clean and we are free to enter the new with hope and optimism. It is the perfect time to re-evaluate goals and listen for God’s direction and/or course correction. The new season that
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Christmas Thoughts and Year-end Update

As we enter this Christmas week let us rest in the knowledge and understanding of just what a miracle the birth of Jesus represented. The world at that time was a very dark place not unlike the world we live in today. His mission was to live as man in a dark world which included
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Guarding the Garden of the Heart

One of the most important things that the Pilgrims and Puritans taught was faithfulness to God’s word. The Bible was the most important book they had. Because of this the children learned to read from the Bible. They believed it was important to hide the Word in their hearts and to guard their hearts from
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The New Colony/Plantation Grows but Struggles to Flourish

Continuing with the story of these brave and courageous Pilgrims we see how God’s hand was on the leadership of the new colony/plantation. This displays how important true leadership is in the beginning of every endeavor that involves establishing local government that promotes individual liberty and self-government. In November, a ship arrived with thirty-five more
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Life in Plymouth, Year One and the First Thanksgiving

The Pilgrims and Strangers had so meshed together that Sunday was the highlight of their week. They would dress up in their best clothes, red capes, green waistcoats, with colorful plumes in their hats; not the drab and somber black and brown attire pictured in history books. Two generations later under Puritan influence, a philosophy
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The Journey and the Plantation

So in October, 1620 the Separatists were on their way to America. Unfortunately, the time of year that this group set sail was when the Atlantic was at its stormiest. Because of bad weather, it was impossible for the passengers to go up on deck during the entire journey, a journey that lasted almost two
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We Give Thanks Because We are a Blessed Nation

Holidays are a memorial to some event in the nation or the world that marked an event that changed the world. We tend to view them as days off and do not take to heart that holiday actually means holy day. Thanksgiving is a holy day because without God’s divine intervention and direction America would
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What and Who Upholds Liberty

“It must be the combined virtue of the rulers and of the people to … rescue and save their civil and religious rights from the outstretched arm of tyranny, which may appear under any mode or form of government.” —Mercy Warren, 1805 “Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought
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Are You Ready to Take a Stand? Part II

The school district decided that the practice must stop because it violated the “establishment clause” in the First Amendment. So what does an assistant high school football coach do when he is ordered to cease his habit of honoring God after each football game? He knows that to continue puts his job at risk. For
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Are You Ready to Take a Stand?

In the last five years, we have seen a rapid increase of Christian business owners, teachers and students charged with breaking anti-discrimination laws, practicing their faith in school on government property and innocently writing about Jesus when told to write about a favorite person by their teacher. On University campuses professors even ask students to
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It is Primary Season – Pay Attention!

In case you haven’t noticed we are in a presidential primary season. That is all that the talking heads seem to talk about, if you listen to news channels and talk radio. It seems that there are more people engaged in this primary than in previous primaries. That is a very good thing. Of the
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Code Black Celebrates Life

I watched the debut of a new medical drama called Code Black as week or so ago. It takes place in a high volume trauma center in Los Angeles. Code Black is what they call when all hands are needed on deck in multiple patient life and death traumas. It was very chaotic and intense.
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In the Beginning God….The Story of Life

In the beginning “God” created out of His own creative imagination the universe, the earth, the waters/seas, the plants, trees and animals. Then in His highest and greatest creation He created man and then woman. Just as the birth of a baby is a magnificent miracle so was God’s creation of earth and all life.
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Which is it? Team Street, Team Stage or Team Dance?

Well, now that “So You Think You Can Dance” is over for this season and one never knows if it will be picked up for another season, I am suffering from dance withdrawal. Oh to be young again. In wrapping up this little rant on unifying Americans especially Christian Americans it is appropriate to quote
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Will You Dance With Me?

Dances require a choreographer to create the piece (God), they require dancers (Christians) willing to train then learn the steps, and rehearse together over and over to achieve unity of movement. I believe this is the dance God wants to choreograph for us to learn, rehearse, and perform in the unity of the faith. How
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