Chris Pratt Stood On Stage And Stunned Hollywood Into Silence
With This Comment About God Hollywood is about as godless as it gets in America
The industry pretends to preach tolerance and equality, meanwhile the emergence of the #MeToo movement proves they’re a bunch of hypocrites. But one A-list actor just defied the atheist norm with this Christian message during a popular awards show.
You’d be about as lucky to find someone who admits to being a Trump supporter as you would a Christian in Hollywood. While they definitely exist, many are too afraid to come forward with their true beliefs without getting blacklisted from the industry.
But Chris Pratt – known for Guardians of the Galaxy I & II and Jurassic World – is one of the rare celebrities unashamed to share his devotion to Jesus Christ. Upon receiving the “Generation Award” at the MTV Movie Awards, Pratt shared nine pieces of advice for the younger generation.
But it was number six that really stunned everyone:“Number six: God is real. God loves you. God wants the best for you. Believe that. I do.” Without getting too heavy, he brilliantly followed his Christian message with some hilarious advice about how to poop at a party without stinking up the place: “Poop-flush-boom. Just trust me, it’s science.” Then he went back to his uplifting message:“Number eight: Learn to pray. It’s easy and it’s so good for your soul.”
What one of the biggest movie stars in the world just did there was some masterful psychology. Pratt wanted to show the youth in the audience that there is nothing shameful about being a Christian and that it’s okay to embrace God’s plan and never be embarrassed about it.
However, he also knew he couldn’t just get up there, accept an award,and give a speech entirely about God without receiving some sort of backlash. So Pratt got his message across by weaving comedy and wisdom beautifully throughout his speech.
It’s nice to see that Christianity isn’t completely dead in Hollywood. Hopefully more Christian movie stars will follow his lead and speak more openly, and compassionately, about their faith. Do you think Chris Pratt sets a good example to get Hollywood back on track?
– Off The Wire
Are These The Last Words Of Steve Jobs ?
Please treasure your family love, your spouse, your friends … Read Below
In the dark, when I look at green lights of the equipment around me I can feel the breath of my approaching death looming over me
I have come to the pinnacle of success in business. In the eyes of others, my life has been the symbol of success. However, apart from work, I have little joy. Finally, my wealth is simply a fact to which I am accustomed.
At this time, lying on the hospital bed and remembering all my life, I realize that all the accolades and riches of which I was once so proud, have become insignificant with my imminent death.
In the dark, when I look at green lights, of the equipment for artificial respiration and feel the buzz of their mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of my approaching death looming over me.
Only now do I understand that once you accumulate enough money for the rest of your life, you have to pursue objectives that are not related to wealth.
It should be something more important: For example, stories of love, art, dreams of my childhood.
No, stop pursuing wealth, it can only make a person into a twisted being, just like me. God has made us one way, we can feel the love in the heart of each of us, and not illusions built by fame or money, like I made in my life, I cannot take them with me. I can only take with me the memories that were strengthened by love.
This is the true wealth that will follow you; will accompany you, he will give strength and light to go ahead. Love can travel thousands of miles and so life has no limits. Move to where you want to go. Strive to reach the goals you want to achieve. Everything is in your heart and in your hands.
What is the world’s most expensive bed? The hospital bed. You, if you have money, you can hire someone to drive your car, but you cannot hire someone to take your illness that is killing you.
Material things lost can be found. But one thing you can never find when you lose: life. Whatever stage of life where we are right now, at the end we will have to face the day when the curtain falls. Please treasure your family love, love for your spouse, love for your friends… Treat everyone well and stay friendly with your neighbours.
– There are some doubts whether these are the final words of Steve Jobs, but it sounds like good advice. Posted on Facebook
Shania Twain says she would have voted for President Trump
Now She’s Being Attacked and threatened So Brutally By The Left That She is Forced To apologize Embarrassingly.
Man, she feels like a Trump supporter. Shania Twain, the Canadian country singer, revealed in a new interview that she would have voted for President Trump in the 2016 election if she could. “I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest,” she told The Guardian.
“Do you want straight or polite? Not that you shouldn’t be able to have both. If I were voting, I just don’t want bulls–t. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?”
Hours after the article was published, we believe she was forced to tweet the following in an attempt to save her career: “The question caught me off guard. As a Canadian, I regret answering this unexpected question without giving my response more context. I am passionately against discrimination of any kind and hope it’s clear from the choices I have made, and the people I stand with, that I do not hold any common moral beliefs with the current President,” she tweeted.
– World News
NASCAR owners are siding with President Trump
NASCAR owners threaten to fire any drivers who kneel during national anthem
NASCAR owners are siding with President Trump. In a move that deviates from the choice most other sports franchise owners and professional leagues have made, multiple NASCAR team owners made it clear they will not tolerate any kind of national anthem protests at events, according to USA Today.
“Anybody that don’t stand up for that ought to be out of the country. Period,” team owner and retired driver Richard Petty said at the ISM Connect 300 in New Hampshire, where there were no protests. “If they don’t appreciate where they’re at … what got them where they’re at? The United States.
Fellow team owner Richard Childress said he informed his employees a protest would get them “a ride on the Greyhound bus when the national anthem is over.” “I told them anyone who works for me should respect the country we live in. So many people have gave their lives for it. This is America,” Childress said.
Walt Czarnecki, the executive vice president of Penske Corp., said that Team Penske has no policy on personal protests and they “don’t anticipate” having to handle on. The comments from NASCAR owners come on the same day dozens of NFL players protested the national anthem as a response to Trump’s comments earlier in the week about kneeling during the song.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b—- off the field right now,'” Trump said during a Friday rally. “‘He is fired.'”
When BarkPost heard about this little girl’s story of how her service dog, George, helped her walk again, they knew he was more than deserving of their “Dog’s Best Day” honor. 11-year-old Bella suffers from a rare progressive disorder called Morquio Syndrome that effects her mobility.
Her mother decided that she needed a service animal, and Bella fell in love with her new best friend, George, while volunteering at Service Dog Project, Inc. Since that day, the two have been inseperable and Bella goes on to say in the video that she knew when she met George that he needed her as much as she needed him. Now, Bella wants to give back to George for all he has done for her, so together with BarkPost they were able to give George the Best Day Ever!
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Women are not marginalized in the United States of America. What are they fighting for? Why all the anger?
Challenging Feminism: Not because of any fashion or makeup trends…although, I will say…I don’t quite understand the reemergence of the shoulder pad. But because of all the recent hyper focus on…feminism.
The Women’s March, International Women’s Day, protests, walk outs, I mean, we get it already… But to be honest, I am confused by the whole matter.
Women are not marginalized in the United States of America. What are they fighting for? Why all the anger?
Now listen, I know that this post is probably going to garner a lot of backlash, but you know what, that’s okay. I would love to hear thoughts on all sides of this issue. Truly. Every person is entitled to their own viewpoints, and I respect those feelings, even if they differ from mine. And of course, there is always room for improvement in removing some lingering issues, (representation in senior management, ensuring equal wages), but there is no attack on women.
But again, I don’t know what women are fighting for.
Is it because we have access to health care? Is it because 57% of enrolled college students are female? I’ll repeat that….57% of college students are female. Is it because women can hold any job they desire, up to and including the President of the United States? Is it because women can wear anything, say anything, go out in public, drive a car, vote, go to school, worship freely, and have/adopt children here without the say or approval of a man?
I just don’t get it. Perhaps they’re marching for the end to rape. Okay. That’s truly a phenomenal cause, and I salute that.
But I honestly don’t think a march is going to change that. You know what might? A change in our culture. Maybe we need to reconsider the messages that we’re sending to young boys and men in society about how to treat a woman. Perhaps we shouldn’t be referring to women as “bitches and hoes” in our music and television. Perhaps we shouldn’t be objectifying or infantilizing grown women in our advertising. When we reduce a person to mere body parts or tools for pleasure, it’s no wonder that men feel they have the ability to take advantage. Perhaps we should challenge the multi-billion dollar porn industry. Perhaps we should be changing the narrative on that, and reclaim our dignity as women and prize our sexuality and virginity for what it is.
And women, we’re not off the hook either. Listen, I love a little black dress more than anything. Especially if it’s backless. But if we’re going to walk out of the house in lingerie-equivalent club wear, it’s asking for trouble. Of course men should be able to control themselves. “Asking for it” is never, ever, ever an excuse. But if we’re not respecting our own bodies, how can we expect anyone else to?
The biggest thing I have a problem with, is women who are marching for abortion rights. It’s no secret, I am staunchly pro-life.
But here’s where the feminism argument just doesn’t hold up. So much of feminism is tied up in the sexual revolution and the emergence of The Pill. The cry of feminism for women to have the sexual freedom that men “have” is the exact antithesis of what true feminism really is!
The very essence of being female is the ability to bear children. Bring life into the world. That is the one and only thing that is uniquely female. That is the aspect of being a woman that is what should be celebrated and cherished and protected. And, in the name of feminism, we’re fighting to squelch that? Fighting to suppress that exclusively female gift? That, in my opinion, is the exact opposite of feminism.
“But we’re fighting for a woman’s right to control her own body.” Okay, terrific. That’s important.
But here’s the thing. Abortion is different because it involves two bodies: the mother’s and the baby’s. Her decision is not just hers, but her child’s. How is ending another human life controlling her own body? That sounds to me like controlling someone else’s body.
You want to fight for the marginalized? How about you start with the smallest and most vulnerable of them all? – The child in the womb. Frankly, I have been so disappointed to be a woman here recently. All the photos of women wearing red, and proclaiming that they’re boycotting work to show what it would be like to have a world without women.
Please. Give me a break. You have a job. A paycheck. A degree. Benefits. Clean drinking water. Health care. Equal opportunities. This whole feminist movement thing, it just smells of domineering, desperate estrogen, if I’m being really honest.
I am uniquely female. God made women as the crown of creation. We bring life into the world. We are relational. We are receptive. Feelers. Communicators. Soft. Delicate. Those things are who we are by nature.
Frankly, it is unnatural to try and dominate a man and emasculate him. I think one of the most beautiful things we can do as women is to let a man be a man, and challenge him to rise to his highest form of masculinity: providing for his family, protecting, guarding, leading. That is what a man’s heart longs for: adventure. Rescuing. Providing. Their inherent natures and our inherent natures are a complimentary pair. Perfectly in harmony.
Maybe if we call out men to be those types of upstanding men, and we their equal partners, complimenting each other’s traits, perhaps all the other things will work themselves out. Because a man called to true masculine greatness will respect a woman, her body, her mind, her talents, abilities, passions.
Because at the end of the day, feminism is not a bad thing. But its definition has been bastardized in recent times. Feminism is the revolution of femininity – in all its forms.
We, as women, bring with us, our uniquely feminine traits – our feminine genius – into each and every role we take on, whether that be a teacher, a business exec, a mother, a nurse, the President, a professional athlete. Those uniquely feminine traits make us exceptional at those things, and should be celebrated.
A woman is a unique being: capable of all that a man can do, and more. We are the bearers of life. Why are we fighting that which makes us most powerful?
That’s feminism. That’s where we need to begin.
Hardwood Entertainment Presents Music Festival April 29 and 30 in Sulphur, Indiana.
Hoosier Junction Music Hall & Gift Shop hosting a music festival to benefit Norton Children’s Hospital
Hoosier Junction is located one mile south of I-64 at exit 86. Hours for the festival are Saturday, April 29th from 1pm to 9pm and Sunday, the 30th, from 1pm to 6pm. There will be an auction held approximately midway through Saturday afternoon, with drawings throughout the day as well as a 50/50 drawing.
“Norton Children’s Hospital is ready to help children and their families in virtually any medical situation. It serves all families regardless of their ability to pay.”
“As a not-for-profit organization, Norton Children’s facilities rely on the generosity of the community to help fulfill our mission to provide for the physical and emotional health of children, from birth to adulthood.
It takes the generosity of everyone in the community to enable Norton Children’s to be here for all children — if and when they need it.” From the hospital website
Lita Bradford, wife of Keith Bradford from NBRN.FM, has donated a homemade quilt four Grand Opening show to help raise money for Norton Children’s Hospital. This is a high quality quilt and has a one of a kind design.
Artists from Pennsylvania, Northern and Southern Indiana, Nashville and Chattanooga, TN are coming together to lend their talents to this worthy cause April 29 and 30.
Anyone who is interested in donating items for auction or the drawings please feel free to contact Suzie or Bill at The Hoosier Junction, 812-961-8646. Receipts for donations are available on request. It is to be noted that all being 100% of the donations will go to the Norton Children’s Hospital.
Contact: Suzie or Bill 812-961-8646
Chick-fil-A’s Act of Kindness Ignored By Liberal News
This Happened Almost Three Years Ago and Still Making News Today
Two years ago Chick-fil-A made national headlines when company president Dan Cathy spoke out in support of traditional marriage. Liberals and gays came unglued and launched massive protests against the restaurant chain. Several mayors spoke out saying they would not allow any more Chick-fil-As to be built-in their cities.
They tried boycotting the Christian owned company, but that backfired. Instead, Chick-fil-A had a world record day with many locations selling out of food to the hundreds of thousands of supporters. Is it any surprise that the only news the liberal mainstream media has reported concerning Chick-fil-A has only been the negative?
Remember last week when the ice storm hit the south? The mainstream media showed footage of miles of cars stranded on the frozen interstates. Several national news broadcasts that I saw reported about school kids trapped on busses for almost 24 hours because of all of the ice and parents going frantic wondering where their kids were. In all of the icy gloom and doom, I bet you didn’t hear about the heroic and generous actions of a Chick-fil-A along Highway 280 in Birmingham , Alabama , did you?
Mark Meadows, owner of the Chick-fil-A closed early the day of the storm and sent all of his employees home. However, the employees and Meadows soon discovered that they were not going to be able to get home with all of the stranded motorists stuck on the roads. Some of the cars near the restaurant had been stranded for up to 7 hours.
Meadows and his employees fired up the kitchen and began preparing chicken sandwiches as fast as they could. They prepared several hundred sandwiches and then Meadows and his staff headed out and began distributing the hot meals to the stranded motorists on both sides of Highway 280.
Some of the drivers tried to pay them for the sandwiches, but Meadows and his employees refused to take a single penny. Audrey Pitt, manager of the Chick-fil-A, explained why: “This company is based on taking care of people and loving people before you’re worried about money or profit. We were just trying to follow the model that we’ve all worked under for so long and the model that we’ve come to love. There was really nothing else we could have done but try to help people any way we could.”
However, Meadows and Pitt were not through with their Good Samaritan efforts. They helped push cars off the roads, up inclines and whatever else they could do to help. Then they kept the restaurant open overnight so that stranded motorists could have a warm place to be. A number of motorists slept in booths or on the benches.
Then in the morning, they again fired up the kitchen and prepared chicken biscuits for their overnight guests and once again they
refused to accept any payment. During that 24 hour period, this Chick-fil-A restaurant opened their kitchen, their doors and their hearts to hundreds of stranded motorists and they did so refusing to accept any payment. As one source put it, Meadows and his staff lived up to the words Jesus spoke in Matthew 25:35 which states: “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…”
Their actions were truly generous and heroic as they also braved the frigid temperatures to hand out hundreds of hot meals to complete
strangers. And I bet you never heard anything about this from the mainstream media. Their liberal bias and intolerance would never allow them to report on a Christian company doing something so positive for so many.
We need to support this and other Christian companies that are trying to spread the Good News of the Gospel through their daily work.
– Story send in by Wyn Machon
Reba McEntire’s New Faith-Based Album Ascends to the Top of Two “Billboard” Charts
Reba McEntire’s new double-disc gospel album, Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope, ascended to the No. 1 spot on both Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and Top Christian Albums chart with more than 54,000 equivalent albums sold according to Nielsen Music.
The faith-based album marks the first time Reba has scored a No. 1 on the Top Christian Albums chart, while becoming her 13th No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart. Her lucky No. 13th chart-topping album extends her record for the most No. 1s for a female artist. Reba’s new album also debuted at No. 4 on the all-genre Billboard 200.
“This album has been a huge gift to me,” said Reba. “It has helped heal my heart and has let me know I can move forward with faith and hope. I am so thankful to God for His guidance that lead to this moment.
I pray that everyone who listens to these songs, receives exactly what the Holy Spirit wants them to receive. These CDs go out to my family, friends and fans remembering these songs from their growing up years and to those who are just beginning to sing along. We could all use more faith and hope. I sure do appreciate yours!”
Regina Brett Shares Some Life Lessons with Us
To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 42 lessons life taught me.
It is the most requested column I’ve ever written. My odometer rolls over every August, so here is the column once more:
1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short – enjoy it..
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.
9. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
10. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
11. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
12. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
13. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it…
14. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
15. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
16. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
17. It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.
18. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
19. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
20. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
21. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
22. The most important sex organ is the brain.
23. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
24. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’
25. Always choose life.
26. Forgive but don’t forget.
27. What other people think of you is none of your business.
28. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
30. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does..
31. Believe in miracles.
32. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
33. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
34. Your children get only one childhood.
35. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
36. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
37. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
38. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have not what you need.
39. The best is yet to come…
40. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
42. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.
Written by Regina Brett