The President & The Bible. Really?

In the Immigration speech to America, why is President Obama quoting the Hebrew Bible, with “Scripture tells us we shall not oppress a stranger for we know the heart of a stranger — we were strangers once, too.” (Exodus 23:9)?

Remember back when…

“One of the great strengths of the United States is … we have a very large Christian population — we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.”

So, in a nation where Christians are getting in trouble with the law for prayer, discrimination, pro-life/anti-abortion stances etc…why did Obama quote a verse from the  Bible? Why is this significant enough for him to add or use now?
I believe we are to respect our leaders, but this is just a point that I find irritating.

 

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You Can Overcome Anything!

This is sure to boost your mood, no matter what troubles in life you are facing…

God bless you, dear ones!

It’s gonna be a great day. You can be happy, even now. Listen to the words in this song!

<3

 

“Are You Ready?” A Poem about the Coming of Christ that seems to be closer than ever. The author, unknown.

Caged No More:

Approaching Thanksgiving and then Christmas, I must share with everyone the one whom I’m most thankful for. This powerful poem is traveling around the globe. I ask you to please share. God bless! <3

Originally posted on Caged No More:

 

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A Prayer Stop Poem: “Are You Ready?”
Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house,
Not a creature was praying, not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care,
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.
The children were dressing to crawl into bed,
Not one ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap,
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.
When out of the East there arose such a clatter,
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray,
I…

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Hey You

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You Are Loved

 

God doesn’t give up on us like people do.

We were saved by the blood of Jesus on the Cross, by God’s Mercy.

In the Supreme Court of my bedroom, the Mirror is the highest Judge.

All my life I’ve struggled with anxiety, but particularly body focused anxiety.

In the Supreme Court of my bedroom, the Mirror is the highest Judge.

As I slipped on the cozy, black sweater I’d bought 2 years ago, I noticed how my arms fit so smoothly, so easily into the sleeves. I could feel the loosened mid-section as well. The weight I’ve lost since then made the sweater fit better, but still yet…not to my liking.

My eyes met my reflection in our bedroom mirror, and I was cool with it as I scanned downward… Instantly, as in days of old, the imperfections stood out, as if in bright lights. My mid section, and lower abdominal area did not look appropriate for wearing that shirt, or any shirt for that matter! I was appalled. But then I noticed, I remembered. A moment of clarity! Today I have moments of clarity because of all the spiritual growth and effort put into the recovery of years ago!

In the moment of clarity, I backed away from the mirror and I thought to myself…I thought about how many insults, and self-inflicted pains I’d put on my body in younger years, and how I’m nearing 30. I am not that girl. I am a woman now with eyes wide open. Just as the dynamics of relationships change over time, so does the relationship we have with ourselves. I was not about to attack my own ship today.

I recalled this pathetic and saddening article about how a bunch of artists in New York or someplace in our country had painted on a pair of pants on this young woman. The goal was to make it look like she was wearing the tightest set of blue leggings, clinging to her skin. Well, she was wearing a thong to cover a spec of herself. To see this on my main search engine was very discouraging. Discouraging for me…and so many others. I thought the struggle was bad when I was a teen, but it seems things are so much worse for today’s youth. The shock value gets yanked up higher and higher…Pretty soon we’re gonna be off scale…

So, in conclusion, I chose not to listen to the voices of society. In a world so full of pure lust, hatred, competition, and plain evil, there are still good people around. Remember, we are all just fine as we are. I ain’t taking no crap…no mo’

I am wonderfully and fearfully made by God almighty. The Father, The Creator who has made everything from trees, to rivers, stars and flowers…made me. God knows what He’s doing. This world obviously doesn’t. The message of God is love, while the message of the world is self-hatred…and for people to love money, and love themselves more than other people.

Yes, I brought my faith into this post-simply because everything roots back to our God. My point is, would God have told me I looked ugly or stupid in my sweater? I know the 18 year old me would have shouted it!

We must remember our standards are nothing like His…God sees perfection, and sometimes we see just see defect.

We are beautiful! Celebrate yourself. :)

Opening the eyes of the soul. Breaking invisible chains.

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