We urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, cheer the fainthearted, support the weak, be patient with all.
See that no one returns evil for evil; rather, always seek what is good [both] for each other and for all.g
Pray without ceasing.
In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.h
* Do not quench the Spirit.
Do not despise prophetic utterances.
Test everything; retain what is good.
Refrain from every kind of evil.
…I have a big bumper.
Listening to Called to Communion.
The November 19th, 2018 one, about 20 minutes in with Mathew from Oregon.
It’s kind of painful, because he obviously cares deeply– but he doesn’t understand. Which makes it very, very hard to reach out to someone who doesn’t already agree, or doesn’t deeply trust you, specifically, in your judgment.
Since he doesn’t understand, when the hosts try to figure out where he’s coming from, and thus be able to give an answer that is true and satisfying– he gets upset.
During our visit, I was honored with the opportunity to speak to a couple classes, as well as with the faculty, to share my wartime experiences. During one classroom session, the professor put Lilya on the spot and asked for her impression of America.
Impromptu public speaking in a foreign language isn’t easy. But she nailed it.
Without missing a beat, Lilya replied: “This is the greatest country in the world. But most Americans don’t know it.”
Thank you, ma’am!
From “My Ukrainian Wife’s First Visit To The United States” on The Daily Signal.
A notable, and overlooked, part of the 14th amendment. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.
Up to now, it’s been interpreted by basically being ignored when it comes to illegals– ie, those who are not subjecting themselves to our country’s jurisdiction.
I’m curious if it’s been applied to give citizenship to the children of ambassadors and their staff– they’re here legally, but are “subject” to the country they’re representing.
This is an an outstanding way to get it argued in court…and makes me wonder what exactly Trump is releasing rabbits for.