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Honor should be given all year

Posted in Culture, Patriotic with tags , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2013 by rylanreed

I couldn’t find this online, so I thought it would be good to just put it down here.

Monday, November 12, 2012 — DailyNebraskan.com

Our View — Take time to honor nation’s veterans this week

War is an ugly thing, and if we lived in a perfect world there would be no such thing as a veteran soldier.  But as it is, conflicts arise and soldiers respond. Risking their lives for the benefit of our great nation, veterans deserve our thanks at the very least.  As you are aware, Sunday was Veterans Day. We hope you did your part in thanking a veteran, whether a family member or friend, and showed your appreciation for the sacrifice done in part by our soldiers.
However, it goes without saying that we shouldn’t be thankful on a few select days throughout the year. Soldiers don’t protect our nation for only a few days – its a lifelong commitment.  Even after they have served our nation in times of conflict, the effects of war are lasting, and the results are often taken for granted.
We are living in a free nation today because of the brave men and women who have fought and served in our military throughout history, as we as those who continue to fight for our freedom today. Many have sacrificed their life protecting a freedom they held dear to their heart just so we could live it, and others endure nightmares and post-war anxiety so we can be safe at home without those things.
There are many ways to show your support or appreciation, and they aren’t confined to just a single day a year.  This week, outside of Runza in the Nebraska Union, there will be opportunities to write a note or letter to a U.S. soldier currently serving overseas. There are always options for volunteering at the local Veterans Affairs office, or getting involved in programs like the Veterans Support Foundation.
The Daily Nebraskan would like to say thank you to all of those who have served in combat as well as all of those who have fallen while protecting our freedom.  Our appreciation for the sacrifices made goes beyond print, and we are forever thankful for your services.   Opinion@DailyNebraskan.com   Andrew Dickinson – Editor-in-Chief

I couldn’t put it in better words.  Thank you, to the men and women that are serving overseas and on the front-lines of the United States.  Thank you veterans, for all you have done to make this country what it is today, and for the freedom we have to live in this great United States of America.

Another good place to go/help is Wounded Warrior Project.  I’m sure there are many more, but this had been on my mind.  The greatest casualty is being forgotten.

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LA getting all the good stuff (You need to watch the ED Thomas video!)

Posted in Sports world, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2010 by rylanreed

In a short period of time, one month if you add a day or two, Los Angeles had four distinct events that brought the town some great enjoyment and possible envy to others around the country.

The best play was a hard one to determine in my book… I think Brett Favre’s pass was pretty good, but the other three were pretty good as well… I really enjoy the video of the college baseball player flying over the catcher, because it’s not something that everyone would think of doing in that situation.  Here’s the video:

Happy 4th!

Posted in Holiday with tags , , , , , , , on July 4, 2010 by rylanreed

Let’s go America, get back to the good ole days!

“Here we go”

Posted in Holiday with tags , , , , , , , on July 4, 2010 by rylanreed

I’m not putting this up here to have everyone go out and get drunk off of Bud light or even to endorse Budweiser and Alcohol as a whole.  I personally think this video is funny, maybe because of what they say or just because of the new 21st century house and firework that came from the cannon, who know… its just funny.

Where are we at now?

Posted in Culture, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2009 by rylanreed

I thought this was thought provoking and an interesting read. Not sure who wrote it, as I received it in an email and can’t find the original source. It does seem true with what has happened with other countries in different centuries and how we have somewhat followed this pattern pretty close to the exact line of what it says for the sequence. I am definitely blessed to be living in such a great country as America, but there are just some things that we are doing right now that is pretty much killing us economically and spiritually.  How far have we fallen? That is the question that  I want to ask, and why has so many people forgotten where we came from and what our constitution is grounded upon?  We all need to shape up, or we will get shipped out, to places I’m sure we don’t want to be.  Here are a few other guys posts on the subject.

How Long Do We Have?

About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:

“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.”

“The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:

1. From bondage to spiritual faith;

2. From spiritual faith to great courage;

3. From courage to liberty;

4. From liberty to abundance;

5. From abundance to complacency;

6. From complacency to apathy;

7. From apathy to dependence;

8. From dependence back into bondage”

Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000 Presidential election:  Population of counties won by: Gore: 127 million; Bush: 143 million–Square miles of land won by: Gore: 580,000; Bush: 2,427,000–States won by: Gore: 19; Bush: 29–Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Gore: 13.2; Bush: 2.1

Professor Olson adds: “In aggregate, the map of the territory Bush won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of this great country. Gore’s territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare…”

Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the “complacency and apathy” phase of Professor Tyler’s definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation’s population already having reached the “governmental dependency” phase.

If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegals and they vote, then goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

realize just how much is at stake, apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.

bending to politics

Posted in Culture, following Jesus, God, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2009 by rylanreed

Some people say that rights are being taken away from people that don’t know Christ or want to follow Him, but that is only looking one sided, because this country was founded on the principles of the Bible and of who Christ was and now some people are having their rights of freedom of Religion being taken right out from under their seats!  This was a couple of years ago, but I still think its good to know about!

STATEMENT AT A FOOTBALL GAME

This is a statement that was read over the PA system at the football game at Roane County High School, Kingston, Tennessee, by school Principal, Jody McLoud.

It has always been the custom at Roane County High School football games, to say a prayer and play the National Anthem, to honor God and Country.” Due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, I am told that saying a Prayer is a violation of Federal Case Law. As I understand the law at this time, I can use this public facility to approve of sexual perversion and call it “an alternate lifestyle,” and if someone is offended, that’s OK. I can use it to condone sexual promiscuity, by dispensing condoms and calling it, “safe sex.” If someone is offended, that’s OK. I can even use this public facility to present the merits of killing an unborn baby as a “viable means of birth control.” If someone is offended, no problem…  I can designate a school day as “Earth Day” and involve students in activities to worship religiously and praise the goddess “Mother Earth” and call it “ecology.”  I can use literature, videos and presentations in the classroom that depict people with strong, traditional Christian convictions as “simple minded” and “ignorant” and call it “enlightenment.”  However, if anyone uses this facility to honor God and to ask Him to bless this event with safety and good sportsmanship, then Federal Case law is violated.

This appears to be inconsistent at best, and at worst, diabolical.  Apparently, we are to be tolerant of everything and anyone, except God and His Commandments. Nevertheless, as a school principal, I frequently ask staff and students to abide by rules with which they do not necessarily agree. For me to do otherwise would be inconsistent at best, and at worst, hypocritical… I suffer from that affliction enough unintentionally. I certainly do not need to add an intentional transgression.  For this reason, I shall “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s,” and refrain from praying at this time. “However, if you feel inspired to honor, praise and thank God and ask Him, in the name of Jesus, to bless this event, please feel free to do so.  As far as I know, that’s not against the law—-yet.”

One by one, the people in the stands bowed their heads, held hands with one another and began to pray. They prayed in the stands. They prayed in the team huddles. They prayed at the concession stand and they prayed in the Announcer’s Box! The only place they didn’t pray was in the Supreme Court of the United States of America – the Seat of “Justice” in the “one nation, under God.”  Somehow, Kingston, Tennessee, remembered what so many have forgotten.

We are given the Freedom OF Religion, not the Freedom FROM Religion.  Praise God that His remnant remains!

Jesus said, “If you are ashamed of Me before men, then I will be ashamed of you before My Father.” Mark 8:38 & Luke 9:26

Worldwide focus

Posted in Culture, following Jesus, God with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2009 by rylanreed

This is a quote from Vonette Bright about the World and how we as Christians are in the Prime position and time to reach out and gather in the harvest:

The Lord has impressed me so much this summer with the thought that Campus Crusade for Christ has come into existence “for such a time as this.” Other Christian organizations, I trust, are sensing the same call.  The whole world, and especially the United States, is floundering for a lack of godly and biblical understanding and direction. So many people no longer know who God is and what it means to depend upon His direction. Our mission, along with the rest of the body of Christ, is to tell them…  When Steve Douglass explained about the technology of satellites of communication now being put into place, making it possible for every person on planet Earth to be contacted, it would seem, most certainly, the message of God’s love and forgiveness will be able to be heard by every person… Campus Crusade for Christ now has a staff member or a representative in most corners of the world. If we are not there, another organization is. Hallelujah! “This is no time for business as usual.” Quote by Bill Bright… God directed me to Psalm 112. “Light shines in the darkness for the godly. They are generous, compassionate, and righteous. Good comes to those who lend money generously and conduct their business fairly. Such people will not be overcome by evil. Those who are righteous will be long remembered. They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the LORD to care for them. They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly. They share freely and give generously to those in need. Their good deeds will be remembered forever. They will have influence and honor. The wicked will see this and be infuriated. They will grind their teeth in anger; they will slink away, their hopes thwarted.”… I believe the future of our country and the world is in the hands of godly believers. The way we live and express our faith will make a difference in our world. The future has never looked brighter! Oh, God, anoint us for the task and keep us faithful.

Crusade is using Global Media Outreach to reach the world through the internet. Pretty interesting, check it out.

here are a couple more sites about Being a World Christian and how some aren’t focusing on the Global Mission. All of us need to do our part to bring “every tribe and language and people and nation” (Rev. 5:9b, 7:9, 14:6) “and this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:14.

Let us work for His glory, whether it is at home or around the world.