“We may not be first with the story, but we were the first to get it right”.
“The officers at the scene of the shooting were placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of an internal investigation. This is standard procedure in such cases and does not imply any wrongdoing on the part of the officers involved.”
“We chose not to take our cameras to the alleged perpetrators home out of respect for the privacy of his family and neighbors.”
By the way, these are things I hate to see on he evening news.
A reporter standing out in the middle of a hurricane. The wind blows so loud that I can’t hear what you’re saying. I could get that it is windy and raining from a camera shot out of a window or other protected area. It just plain makes you look stupid.
A reporter getting into someone’s face. Yes, exposing evildoers is a good thing, but by shoving a mike in their face or shouting questions through a closed-door you actually make them seem sympathetic. And again, it makes you look stupid.
The same irrelevant file photos played over and over again.
I admit it. I’m a news junkie. National, local, paper, internet, TV. I could spend hours watching, reading, researching. The more I learn the more sure I am about one thing. Extremism is the most dangerous threat to our way of life. Left, Right, Conservative, or Liberal, Republican, or Democrat, Tea Party, or Occupier. We seem to be as divided a nation now as we were in the period leading up to the Civil War. As we, as a people become more polarized, common sense and reason have taken a back seat to emotion, and group hysteria. Many people want change, any change, and others are mired in an inaccurate nostalgia for “the way things used to be”. Thus the need for this blog. I hope to impart some “real life” wisdom born from the experiences of someone who knows what it’s like to live paycheck to paycheck, and understands the necessity of making meaningful sacrifices for children, marriage, and country. Here I will speak my mind. I will offend or anger some, but I hope that many more will be inspired and encouraged to make a difference in their corner of the world.
”Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear them or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.”
Pray for Our Nation
2 Chronicles 7:14New International Version (NIV)
14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Ephesians 6:10-18New International Version (NIV)
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
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