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There is much to be thankful for today in our country with the capture of the second suspect in the Boston Bombings. Our prayers go out for all of the law enforcement organizations for their work in capturing this person. Their work together as one team, is just another reason that our country does not want these terrible things to take place and we must find a way to stop this hatred from those who enter our country, reap the benefits we give to all, and still we have those that wish to bring us harm. Prayers are greatly needed for those who lost their lives in Boston, and for their families who must bear the sadness of their loss. Prayers for those injured and their families that they will have a complete recovery. Prayers for the people of Boston as they move forward in their lives knowing that our nation and most of the world share their grief and sadness at this time.
Continued prayers for the people of West, TX as they endure the loss of life’s and all of those injured from the explosion at the fertilizer factory.
We must join together with prayer to our Blessed Lord to guide us through these times of turmoil throughout our country and the world. We are seeing signs that make me think the world needs to change the direction it is moving toward. North Korea, Middle East, our borders being besieged with many who look for hope from our country, but there are those who come to our country with contempt. We must find a way to live with our brothers or….I am not a priest or minister, but I do know what is in my heart and I know that there is a Supreme Being who has given us warning if changes are not forthcoming…
Pray for a dear friend of mine who is having surgery at noon on Monday. Her name is Shelia Mc Conkey and the surgery is on the nodules of her neck that involve the nerves. Please pray that her face won’t become paralyzed. She asked for us all to pray.
Once again we covet your prayers as Raymond Carlson leaves Monday morning for Kenya. The trip will be long, with a 12-hour stop in Amsterdam. Please pray for his safety and good health, and that the Lord will give him the messages to bring at the conferences and camps where he will be speaking. Pray for wisdom as he counsels with brethren there.
God bless you all for your many prayers for precious children of God – Carol Lee Cooper
Sandra Cox is a YMCA friend … please pray for her and her friends Ann & Bob.
Subject: Ann and Bob: Once again I ask for prayer for these two friends. Ann is having problems; the treatments have been suspended; they are causing too much confusion. Do not know what the situation really is except it is bad. Bob, of course, is very depressed over it all, Thanks – Grant Grieves
Lord God, I pray that this day my conduct will be Like that you have set for your disciples Above reproach. May I be this day temperate, sensible, respectable, hospitable, Able to teach, not given to drunkenness, and not violent, but gentle. May I never be quarrelsome, always seeking peace even in disagreement, And may my love be for you and my fellow man, not for money. I pray that I manage my own household well. If I have any children in my charge, I pray that I may take the time to see that they are in control, And behaving with proper respect. Grant me a good reputation with outsiders, So that I will not fall into disgrace and the snare of the devil. This I pray through my Lord Christ, Whose love and attention ever gave us an example of conduct – Amen.
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Why the rich get richer and the poor get poorer… asset owners vs liability owners
There is a very simple reason why the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. The rich, in general, are asset owners, while the poor, in general, are liability owners.
If we compare the spending behaviour of asset owners to that of liability owners, it soon becomes clear why asset owners get richer and liability owners get poorer.
Liability owners are most often income earners who exchange their time and labour for a salary. The problem is that no matter how willing and able income earners may be, their time and labour – and therefore their earning capacity – is limited by the number of hours a day. They have no way of increasing their earning potential, so they spend what they have to cover their expenses and save or invest what little is left.
Asset owners, on the other hand, own assets that generate an income for them. Asset owners do not pay interest; they earn interest and other forms of passive income. The assets that produce this passive income are acquired by getting a loan from the bank and using other people’s labour to pay back the loan.
Because they understand that passive income is the key to wealth creation, asset owners invest in income-generating assets first and then spend what money is left. They do not make lifestyle debt – such as clothing accounts or credit card debt for living expenses – on which they have to pay hefty interest rates. They make only “good” debt – debt which finances assets that will appreciate in value and will generate an income.
Article by P3 Moneywize
Johannesburg – “I want you to f*** your wife.” And when that did not happen, he forced open *Emma’s legs and placed the knife in his hand on her private parts and threatened: “I’ll f*** you with this.”
Multiple robbery accused Sheperd Moyo had ordered Emma and her boyfriend *Bill to undress and have sex in front of him as he wielded a knife in their Lonehill home, saying he would teach them a lesson if they didn’t comply.
The couple pleaded with him and told him they were not able to have sex under such pressure. Emma started to cry.
But that didn’t deter their attacker. He forced Emma to give oral sex to Bill. He then made the couple sit on the side of the bed, still naked, and tied their hands together with a cord.
He took a flat iron and hit Emma so hard over the head that it broke. He also took one of her tap shoes and hit her with it too.
This was heard in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court in Alberton on Thursday when the couple described what had happened to them on April 17, 2011.
They had arrived home around 11.30pm and saw an intruder. Bill had gone into the house before Emma and came running out, allegedly being chased by the man.
The intruder ordered them to get back into the house, or else he would call his friends to come and join him. He ordered them to lie down and give him their cellphones and money.
“He told us to go through the house and show him where the valuables were,” said Emma.
The couple took him to a spare room where they kept most of their electronic items. The intruder had already taken one of Emma’s backpacks and put it over his shoulder.
“We thought that if we gave him what he wanted, he would take them and leave,” said Bill.
But the intruder took the couple to their bedroom, where he tried to force them to have sex.
“I don’t know what made him stop and put down the knife,” said Emma.
Then the intruder is alleged to have told the couple he needed some clothes, and went to Bill’s wardrobe to look through his belongings.
“He asked me what the size of my pants was. I said size 38 and he said they were too big for him,” said Bill.
He allegedly then told them he was thirsty and wanted something to drink. He fetched some water from the fridge and returned with it to the bedroom.
When he decided to leave, he told them to keep quiet or he would come back. He left the knife next to the side table and spat in the passage, opened the front door and left.
Bill said that when he first saw the intruder in their home, the man said to him: “Oh, I’ve made a big mistake.”
He also said the intruder was calm for most of the hour-long ordeal, but turned angry especially towards Emma when they went to the main bedroom.
Also testifying was Carl Edenburg, who described his run-in with Moyo on July 14, 2011.
His was a calmer robbery. Moyo had allegedly entered his Paulshof home around 4am while his three children were sleeping upstairs.
They continued to have a conversation while Moyo took his possessions. Edenburg said he told Moyo he could take anything he wanted as long as he did not go upstairs to his children.
When Moyo was done, he took Edenburg from his bedroom and locked him in the bathroom, telling him he would leave the key by the television. As soon as he left, Edenburg shouted for his children to come and open the door. His ordeal lasted 40 minutes.
All the witnesses claimed Moyo had spoken to them in “clear” and “perfect” English. However, his lawyer, Mpho Milubi, argued that Moyo spoke only Zimbabwean Ndebele.
In both instances, Moyo is alleged to have taken a backpack from the homes and drank some water before he left. He gained entry into his victims’ properties using a screwdriver.
When his defence argued that Moyo denied being at either residence on those days, Edenburg looked at Moyo and said “maybe you’ve got an identical twin brother”.
Moyo is facing 17 counts of robbery, three rapes and one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition.
The trial continues.
*Not their real names
The Face Of Evil What Else Can It Be There Is No Excuse For Bombing Civilians
Now if only these two brothers appreciated the freedom and opportunity they were handed on a plate in the United States, they would still be alive today. Further more they would have been at liberty to enjoy a burger at Burger King or watch a movie at the local movie theatre today. They could have slept in their beds tonight and looked forward to a peaceful weekend and gone for a walk in a park on Sunday. If they believed in God they could even have attended Church on Sunday. Maybe they would have wanted to stay home and watch something on TV in the safety of their home last night. There was also a possibility that they may have been invited to a barbecue today by one of their friends and would of had a good time.
However all the things I mentioned above, which most people take for granted, these two brothers could have done this weekend, yet as you all know by now, they will never get to do. For some reason or other they decided to blow up innocent people at a sports event, without any thought of the loss and terrible heartache and grief they would bring to hundreds of people by their unexplained actions.
All they had to do was not to do what they did and their lives would still have been great, as well as the victims of their terrible actions. Everyone of their victims who lost a limb or a life would still be fine, and those who died by their actions would still be with their loved ones this weekend, and this whole terrible deed would not have happened and we would all have been spared this heart breaking evil and tragic event.
I cannot help thinking that since America banned God, from most of their public places, including probably the most important place of all their Schools, they have had way to many natural disasters, and now even another terrorist attack and not even to mention the blast in Texas.
If all this is happening because America has turned away from God then more and more disasters could befall the people of the United States. I don’t know if it’s just because I am concerned for my friends in America, but I have never in my entire lifetime heard of so many disasters in so short a time as right now.
I am also confused by the comments made by The President of America, in Boston he quotes passages from the Bible, yet in Washington he bans God from all public places. All I can say is we as people may be fools and easily fooled, but God is without a doubt no fool, and can and will never be fooled by our actions.
When someone says “God Bless The America” they have to mean it, and above all believe in God, if not, they are just empty words.
(Nashville, TN-4.19.13) “Off The Cuff News” this morning at 10am CST. It will air “Worldwide on Wildhorse Entertainment.” Off The Cuff will deliver current news & views of legends and veterans of country music, indie artists, and editorials regarding country music. Today I will be talking about Jim Ed Browns first new super single release in over 30 years, comments about the Boston Marathon and the Texas devastating explosion.
Also my thoughts about the Hall of Fame nominating and selection committee and why the Hall of Fame needs to make changes or bend the rules in how they select new members, and to make sure that those that deserve to be members of the Hall of Fame and are growing older and have the credentials to be in the Hall, SHOULD BE INDUCTED EVEN IT IF TAKES MASS INDUCTION, WHICH IS WHAT I THINK IT SHOULD BE. HOPE YOU WILL TUNE IN.
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Thank you and don’t forget it is OFF THE CUFF NEWS-10AM-CST this morning.
Pres., BKD Promotions
Come to Me with a teachable spirit, eager to be changed. A close walk with Me is a life of continual newness. Do not cling to old ways as you step into a new year. Instead, seek My Face with an open mind, knowing that your journey with Me involves being transformed by the renewing of your mind. As you focus your thoughts on Me, be aware that I am fully attentive to you. I see you with a steady eye, because My attention span is infinite. I know and understand you completely; My thoughts embrace you in everlasting Love. I also know the plans I have for you: plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Give yourself fully to this adventure of increasing attentiveness to My Presence.
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
—Isaiah 61:10 nasb
My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.
According to a new report released by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Monday, a widespread locust infestation is threatening the livelihoods of some 13 million people in Madagascar.
The FAO estimates that at least 1.5 million hectares making up about two-thirds of the island country’s area could be infested by locusts by September 2013 if appropriate action is not taken.
The organisation says that emergency funding are needed before June to prevent the plague from escalating. Underfunded locust control campaigns in the past years have led to a rapid growth of the locust population.
The fast spreading insects are capable of destroying huge tracts of pasture and crops, and represent a major threat to local food security in a country where most of the rural inhabitants are dependent on subsistence farming.
The locust plague is reported to be worst in the central, southern and south-western parts of the country, in areas where large proportions of the population live below the poverty line.
I don’t know all the facts but if Madagascar is like South Africa, then very little government funds go to the maintenance of the country. Money is mostly used to finance luxury cars, homes and parties. To spend money on preventing a locust plague could sound like a waste of money to some countries, just my thoughts.
Oh, Rats: The rat a widely scorned rodent is becoming an increasingly popular pet. There is even an annual convention held in California for rat owners.
AFRMA which stands for American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association has a growing attendance from people that once associated rats with the Black Death.
They now claim that ounce for ounce rats have more personality than many conventional domestic animals.
The pet owners claim the rats know when they arrive home because they run to their cage door when they enter the room.
The rats they claim enjoy being tickled and scientists recently found that rats can laugh at a frequency inaudible to humans. I personally cannot stand the sight of a rat. I don’t want one for a pet and if I ever hear one laughing, it won’t be laughing for long.
If you are an Independent Artist and would want your songs featured on one of “Keith Bradford’s Likileakes Radio Shows” you are most welcome to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org This show is broadcast worldwide on various internet radio shows and you could be the featured artist on one of those special shows.
A Likileake by definition, is a word describing a story that was never intended to be published, yet found it’s way to the editorial columns of an Internet Online News Paper namely WHISNews21 run by Frans Maritz out of South Africa. A Likileake is not to be confused with the now already famous Wikileaks, which divulges secret government and sometimes harmful information. A Likileake on the other hand is a name coined by Frans Maritz of Wildhorse Entertainment and WHISNews21 to describe situations and open up about information that people think about everyday but never really feel comfortable to want to talk about. Likileaks have become so popular on WHISNews21 that they have in collaboration with Keith Bradford of the Nashville Broadcasting Radio Network, created short 10 minute radio programs divulging Likileaks to the public. This show is now in syndication to Internet Radio Stations, AM and FM terrestial radio stations, as well as College Radio stations. It is worldwide and is so popular that WHISNews21 and NBRN.FM have decided to produce hundreds of these 10 minute radio shows about the Likileaks and call it The Keith Bradford Likileaks Radio Show.