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Is the thought that counts….

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Media BiASSed: Mostly Drivel With Some Sniveling…

1. Freak Out: ABC Assails Trump Speech as ‘Bordering on Threat’ of ‘War Crime’

 

ABC journalist Terry Moran suffered a full meltdown as he reacted to Donald Trump’s United Nations speech on Tuesday. The chief foreign correspondent condemned the President’s warning to North Korea as “bordering on the threat of a war crime.” Bizarrely, he asserted the speech, which warned Iran and condemned socialism in Venezuela, also was one Vladimir Putin would give and dictators everywhere would love.

2. Video Mash-Up: CNN Hated Trump’s ‘Dark,’ ‘Frightening,’ ‘Incoherent’ ‘Sermon’ to U.N.

 

From the moment President Trump’s Tuesday speech to the United Nations General Assembly ended, CNN made clear that they would be providing the liberal, pro-Obama response, lambasting his remarks as contradictory, “dark,” “frightening,” “incoherent,” and even weak. Now, if you’re skeptical that this video supercut included only partisan commentators, that sadly did not happen as the same rhetoric was espoused by supposedly neutral analysts, anchors, and reporters.

3. NBC’s Holt Sympathizes With Rogue Iran Regime Against Trump Rhetoric

 

In his first speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, President Trump put the rogue regimes of Iran and North Korea on notice by calling on the world to stand up to their threatening ways. But NBC Nightly News took exception to Trump’s targeting of Iran and defended them in an interview Anchor Lester Holt had with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

4. Smug NYT Reporters Use Hurricanes to Bash Texans, Floridians, and the GOP

 

The New York Times’ most activist environmental reporter Justin Gillis is leaving the paper, but not before one last Cassandra-style wail on the front of the Science section keyed to the recent major hurricanes that have hit the South: “The Unpredictable Human Factor.” Gillis, who has a knack for getting scary yet inaccurate stories on the paper’s front page, employed a condescending “told you so” tone apparently endemic to environmentalists. And another reporter’s front-page story from Miami blamed low taxes and Republicans for the destruction waged by the likes of Hurricane Irma.

5. Kimmel: GOP Are Villains Looking to Take Your Kid’s Health Care

 

ABC’s self-described “eating pizza” expert, Jimmy Kimmel was at it again on Tuesday, admittedly politicizing his son’s medical condition to push for socialized medicine. This time he was targeting Republican Senator Bill Cassidy and Senate Republicans with disgusting charges of aiming to do cruel things with the lives and health care of Americans. In all, Kimmel’s description paints the GOP as villains in a strait to DVD Hollywood flop.

6. NBC Fawns Over Lefty Comedy Site: ‘Humor With a Purpose’

 

In a glowing profile marking the 10th anniversary of left-wing political satire website Funny or Die, on Tuesday’s NBC Today, correspondent Cynthia McFadden gushed: “Well, the writers at Funny or Die readily admit to leaning left, but they say their goal is to create comedy that transcends party lines….‘Funny is funny’ is their mantra.”

Innovation

Innovation

September 20

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen 1:1).

“The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a ‘C,’ the idea must be feasible.”

Those were the words of a Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith’s paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service. Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp. which is the number one overnight delivery service in the world with 260,000 employees. Founder, Fred Smith, is synonymous with the word “innovation.”

There have been many great innovators who have turned concepts into successful companies. Walt Disney said, “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

God is the source of all creativity and innovation. He created the world in seven days. He has made you to create. If God has placed an idea in your heart to do, ask the Lord for His help in bringing it to reality. He desires to see His people create new things that can serve mankind and bring glory to God. Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.”

Faith plays an important role when considering stepping out to launch a new endeavor. “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for” (Heb 11:1-2).

Perhaps you’ve failed in the past and you’re afraid to step out again. Most successful entrepreneurs failed several times before they were successful. Don’t let fear of failure keep you from success.

You were made to create. You were made to succeed.

Remembering to Forget

September 20
Remembering to Forget
For reading & meditation – Philippians 3
“… forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal …” (vv. 13-14, RSV)

One more principle in relation to recovering from the brokenness caused by the memory of some dark sin: Forget it by reversing the process of remembering. Puzzled? Let me explain. Memory works like this: one revives an image of some past event, holds it in the mind for a certain length of time, and then this process is repeated until it is locked into the memory for good. Now begin to reverse that process. The matter has been forgiven by God, so don’t let your mind focus on it. When it rises to the surface by itself, as it will, turn the mind away from it immediately. Have in your mind a few interesting themes “on call.” Think of another and more profitable theme. I know a Christian man, involved in one of the deepest sins imaginable, who has learned to blot out unwanted memories the moment they rise to the surface by focusing his thoughts on the cross. It does not matter what the substitute image is so long as it is wholesome and can thrust the unwanted memory from your attention. Another thing you can do when the memory of your sin returns – even if it is only for a moment – is to turn your mind to prayer. Don’t pray about the sin itself – that will keep it in the memory – but pray that God will build into you love, forgiveness, peace, and poise. Images that are consciously rejected will rise less and less in your mind. When they do occur, they will occur only as fact; the emotions will no longer register a sense of burning shame.
Prayer:
O my Father, how can I cease thanking You for the answers You give – they are so right. Everything within me says so. Now help me to put the things I am learning into practice. Amen.
For Further Study
1. What was Nathan’s message to David?
2. What does God do besides forgive?