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"Praying for All in Authority"
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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A Pro-Life Victory at the Supreme Court

FRC's Tony Perkins' Applauds Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Free Speech Rights for Pregnancy Care Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued its 5-4 decision in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, ruling in favor of pro-life pregnancy care centers and their First Amendment right to free speech.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins offered the following reaction to the decision:

"The First Amendment is clear in its wording and guarantees all Americans are legally protected from compelled speech by their government. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the state of California was clearly in the wrong in this case and all Americans, whether pro-life or not, should be relieved with the Supreme Court's decision.

"What if the government made a vegan grocer to post ads for the local butcher shop? Everyone would agree that that's not fair. This case is no different and thankfully, the Court recognized that fact.

"California lawmakers, through this law that has now been struck down, attempted to override the First Amendment, forcing private entities to speak messages against their beliefs, and punishing them if don't comply. That this could happen in America, should be of grave concern to all Americans, regardless of their views on abortion.

"Pro-life pregnancy centers provide, at no charge, the practical resources, information and emotional help women need to choose life for their baby, and to care for their child long after they are born. Pregnancy resource centers should not be compelled to speak a message that goes against the very nature of their existence. We are thankful they can continue their good work without fear of punishment.
"If the government has the right to compel speech from these centers, what will stop the government from forcing your church or non-profit to promote a message that runs counter to your mission? Americans can now breathe a sigh of relief that this question will not have to be answered in practice," Perkins concluded.

Focus on Israel

1. Iron Dome Intercepts Hamas Rockets, Red Sirens Heard In Southern Israel - Jerusalem Post

At least 13 rockets were fired on Israel by Hamas from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday night, IDF spokesperson reported, three were intercepted by Iron Dome. At least three launching sites were spotted by the IDF in the Gaza Strip.

The rockets were fired by Hamas after an IAF strike was reported by Palestinian media sources in which a car owned by a Hamas militant was targeted in the Nuseirat refugee camp on Tuesday night.

It was reported the car was blown up while empty.

IDF spoksperson stated that it used a tank and a drone "to strike a car owned by a Hamas militant active in a unit that sent terror balloons into Israel and two Hamas observation points north of the Gaza Strip."

(Read more)

2. Syria Accuses Israel Of Striking Near Damascus Airport - Jerusalem Post

The Syrian regime accused Israel of striking weapons depots and warehouses near Damascus International Airport, the official Syrian news agency SANA reported Tuesday.

The strike, which took place at around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, targeted buildings belonging to Shiite militias loyal to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Syrian air defenses failed to intercept the two missiles fired from Israel's Golan Heights.

"This aggression comes in the framework of the support provided by the Zionist entity to the terrorist organizations to raise their collapsed morals due to the big losses inflicted upon them by the Syrian army over the last few days," stated the SANA report.

(Read more)

3. Israel may reconsider exit from UNESCO - Israel National News

Israel's ambassador to UNESCO, the UN's cultural body, said Tuesday he was urging his government to reconsider its decision to quit the organization, saying it had halted its "anti-Israeli resolutions" over the past year, AFP reported.

In December, Israel announced it would leave UNESCO in protest of its continued approval of anti-Israel resolutions. The announcement came several months after the U.S. State Department declared that the U.S. would be leaving UNESCO by 2019 due to its anti-Israel bias.

Israeli ambassador Carmel Shama-Hacohen said, however, there had been a change of tone under the Paris-based agency's new Jewish chief Audrey Azoulay, a former French culture minister who was elected last year.

"What I'm going to recommend to my ministry and my government is at least to reconsider our decision," Shama-Hacohen told journalists by telephone, according to AFP.

"It could be postponing the date of leaving for one year or something like that," he suggested, which would delay the scheduled departure until at least December 2019.

(Read more)

4. Prince William honors Holocaust victims in historic Israel visit - Israel Hayom

Prince William began his historic Israel tour Tuesday with a visit to Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin.

William arrived in Israel on Monday evening for the first-ever official visit by a member of the British royal family to the country the U.K. once ruled.

For 36-year-old William, second in line to the British throne, this visit is a high-profile event that could burnish his international credentials.

William wore a black kippah and laid a wreath in the Hall of Remembrance at the Yad Vashem memorial, where an eternal flame flickers and the names of extermination and concentration camps are engraved in the floor.

"Terrifying," William said, viewing a display of shoes taken by the Nazis from Jews at a death camp. "[I'm] trying to comprehend the scale."

(Read more)

5. Prince William says Israel ties are soaring. But visit signifies more than that - Times of Israel

In the first public speech of his trip on Tuesday night, Britain's Prince William offered a strikingly warm endorsement of "remarkable," "vibrant" Israel, paying the peerless compliment of favorably likening our country to his.

His meetings with young Israelis thus far, he said, served as "a reminder of how much we have in common - two open societies which thrive on innovation, diversity, talent, and excellence."

Speaking at a reception at the residence of the British ambassador outside Tel Aviv, the prince hailed the record levels of bilateral trade and investment, the cooperation in science and technology, and, in a very carefully worded phrase, the "work we do together to keep our people safe."

(Read more)

6. Syrians fleeing to Israel border as Jordan shuts gates amid Daraa offensive - Times of Israel

Civilians in southern Syria have begun to flee to the border with Israel, as government forces on Tuesday pushed deeper into rebel-held territories in Daraa province under the cover of airstrikes and Jordan said it would not accept any more refugees.

The United Nations estimated that up to 50,000 people have been displaced by the week-long offensive. Jordan said its borders will remain closed for any new refugees, calling on the UN to provide security in southern Syria.

Jens Laerke, a spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said aid officials were "deeply concerned" for those fleeing the fighting and heading toward the sealed border with Jordan.

(Read more)

The Daily Brief

1. The big picture: Conservatives win big at Supreme Court - Axios

Conservatives are on a winning streak at the Supreme Court, and Justice Anthony Kennedy will decide how long it lasts. In just the past two weeks, the court has sided with anti-abortion advocates, a Christian baker who objects to same-sex marriage, and the Trump administration's travel ban. In the most important cases of its current term, which ends tomorrow, the court has either sided with conservatives directly or handed them temporary wins by punting.

The court upheld Trump's travel ban, 5-4, in a ruling that focuses on the text of the policy itself, rather than Trump's tweets and public comments. Also by a 5-4 margin, the justices sided with anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers, saying California went too far in trying to regulate them. It sided with the Christian baker who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. Earlier proceedings had been too dismissive of his faith, the court said. It kicked the can on potentially landmark cases about partisan gerrymandering, allowing GOP-drawn congressional districts to stand.

The court likely will deal a major blow to public-sector unions tomorrow. It's all about Kennedy. Because Kennedy is the court's swing vote, it's hard to build a five-justice majority without him. And that means the court's biggest decisions largely reflect his ideology - mostly conservative, but with a penchant for leaving some wiggle room, and highly attuned to concerns about personal dignity. (Read more)

- Father, thank You for these victories! Our concern is the narrowness of these decisions, so we ask You to prepare the next Supreme Court Justices to be godly and just people who will uphold natural law and Constitutional law.

- These are the decrees and laws you must be careful to follow in the land that the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has given you to possess-as long as you live in the land. (Deuteronomy 12:1)

2. Federal debt to reach $100 trillion: CBO - Washington Times

The government is now staring at $100 trillion in total debt, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday, chronicling the disastrous trajectory of federal fiscal health. The eye-popping figure came as part of the CBO's latest long-term budget projections, which look out over the 30-year window and saw plenty of grim news. Spending will surge, while taxes will only tick up slightly, producing deep annual deficits that will amass into a potentially catastrophic debt. CBO also projected that Social Security will become insolvent early in the 2030s.

"Lawmakers need to come to the table and address this situation before it gets further out of hand," said the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. But the biggest drivers of the debt, CBO said, are programs such as Social Security and Medicare, which are growing with the aging population. The number of people in the workforce to support those programs, meanwhile, isn't keeping up. All told, government spending will eat up nearly 30 percent of GDP, or about 50 percent more than it does today.

"We knew already that federal debt was heading towards unsustainable levels," said Shai Akabas, director of economic policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, "but the new projections give us a picture of just how bad the problem will be in 30 years, when our children and grandchildren will have to foot the bill." (Read more)

- Father God, we repent for ignoring Your Word and borrowing, literally, our children's future. In Your mercy, Lord, help us have the courage to make the necessary changes to avoid this disaster.

- The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. (Proverbs 22:3)

3. GOP leaders propose massive surge in low-skilled foreign guest workers - Washington Times

GOP leaders added a massive infusion of low-skilled foreign workers to their immigration bill Tuesday, hoping to win over reluctant Republicans with business-friendly provisions. The number of low-skilled seasonal workers - those who pick crabs, work amusement parks or mow lawns - will be allowed to triple under the new plan. The proposal also includes a new guest-worker program for agriculture workers, hoping to appease farmers who fear they'll lose their current, heavily illegal, workforce under the other provisions of the GOP's compromise immigration bill. A vote is expected Wednesday, and GOP leaders were making a hard sell to members.

The House had been poised to vote on the other "compromise" bill, written by moderates and conservatives, last week, but delayed the vote after it was clear the bill would fail. In the days since, both sides have tried to add sweeteners. The biggest one is requiring use of E-Verify, an electronic system for businesses to check that their new hires are in the country legally and eligible to work. Supporters say that will cut down on the jobs magnet that draws illegal immigrants to the U.S. But farms, whose workforce is heavily illegal, feared losing half of their workers. They demanded a guest-worker program so they can keep a supply of legal foreign agriculture workers. (Read more)

- Father, we know our farmers truly need these migrant workers and this change is long overdue. We pray for border security and the legal process to be fully implemented as well, so that we can truly separate those who intend harm from those who intend good for our nation.

- You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. (Genesis 50:20)

4. Trump's 'Zero Tolerance' Leads To Surge In Drug-Smuggling Cases In California Courts - Daily Wire

Drug-smuggling cases from border arrests are flooding the San Diego court system as a result of Trump's policy to fully enforce immigration law. Since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in May that anyone who enters the United States illegally would be charged, 96 drug cases have been filed by federal agencies in San Diego courts compared to 47 at the same time last year.

"All the cases were filed in the county's South Bay courthouse in Chula Vista, the court that is closest to the border where the arrests by the border law enforcement agencies take place," Tanya Sierra of the District Attorney's office said. "Most of the cases are for smuggling 'white powder' drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin, and nearly three of every four involve more than a kilo of drugs." As the state courts pick up the slack in processing drug cases, border patrol continues to seize drugs flowing across the border. In a typical day, Customs and Border Protection reports it confiscates 5,863 pounds of narcotics. (Read more)

- Father, we thank You for helping our law enforcement get these drugs, and those who were delivering them, off our streets. Lord, we intercede for our nation, ask Your forgiveness for worshipping the idol of drug use, and pray for national deliverance from addiction.

- But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. (1 Thessalonians 5:8)

5. Will the Senate Seize or Squander the Opportunity for Much-Needed Reform of the Farm Bill? - Daily Signal

The Senate is expected to take up its farm bill this week, and if the Senate follows the House's lead, there will be a relatively closed amendment process, making it impossible for legislators to reduce the waste and abuse in the farm subsidy system. In the House, agricultural special interests and the House Agriculture Committee developed their farm bill behind closed doors. The interests of anyone other than big agricultural interests were irrelevant.

Will the Senate follow suit and do whatever it takes to avoid having a thoughtful debate and a chance at subsidy reform? Hopefully not, but recent reports of senators wanting to rush a bill through so they can enjoy their Fourth of July recess doesn't seem promising. As it is, the expected reform amendments in the Senate are extremely modest, yet even they may not get a chance to be heard. For decades, political leaders, such as President Ronald Reagan, have tried to reform farm subsidies. During that same time, Congress has continually fought for the special interests and not for taxpayers, consumers, and anyone not dependent on the federal farm subsidy dole. The Senate should take this moment to show its leadership and give the public a chance to have a voice in agricultural policy. (Read more)

- Father, we pray Congress will produce legislation that truly helps our nation, and not default to the business-as-usual, poor quality legislation that leads to waste, fraud and abuse.

- Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. (Proverbs 10:4)

6. Meadows: 'Floor Action' Is Next, After FBI Refuses Document Request - CNS News

Now that another deadline has come and gone without the FBI and Justice Department giving Congress the documents it has subpoenaed, it's up to Congress to act, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, told Fox News's Laura Ingraham Monday night. "Well, I think the next thing is floor action for all of us," Meadows said. Meadows noted that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) "made a promise" last week, that if the FBI and DOJ didn't turn over all of the requested information by last Friday, "we would see floor action this week. I'm waiting for him to follow through on that commitment," Meadows said. Floor action could include a "sense of the Congress" resolution, a contempt of Congress citation, or eventual impeachment.

"The one good thing that the FBI and DOJ is very good at is creative writing. You know, any time you would suggest that we have all the documents, when we have tens of thousands of documents that have not been delivered -- As we speak right now, we have a valid subpoena that has not been really responded to appropriately, and it's 97 days and ticking. And so for them to suggest that we have everything is just factually incorrect." (Read more)

- Father God, we ask You to continue to expose the wrongdoing within our government and we pray these actions to compel the release of documents will be successful.

- If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done? (Proverbs 24:12)

7. Republican lawmaker introduces motion asking for Maxine Waters' resignation - Fox News Rep. Andy Biggs, R-AZ., introduced a measure calling on the congresswoman to apologize to the White House for "endangering their lives and sowing seeds of discord," resign from her position, and release a public statement saying harassment or violence isn't a form of protest. The measure comes after Waters encouraged harassment of Trump administration officials over the weekend at a rally in Los Angeles.

"If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere," she said, sparking condemnation across the political spectrum. She later told MSNBC that protesters are "going to absolutely harass them." The Biggs' motion claims that Waters' statements could "directly and unnecessarily lead to public unrest, physical violence, and physical injury" and that members of the administration have already been harassed in public. (Read more)

- Father, we lift up Maxine Waters and the Congressional Black Caucus and pray that they will return to the ideals of the civil rights movement - equality under the law, respect for authority and non-violent protest. If they continue to be unrepentant and rebellious, we ask You to remove them for the benefit of their constituents and our nation.

- Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. (Isaiah 55:6-7)

8. Is 'Doxxing' the Future of Political Protest? - RealClearPolitics

Last week an adjunct faculty member at New York University made headlines when he used LinkedIn to compile and release a database of more than 1,500 ICE employees while calling for those opposed to the Trump administration's immigration policies to do as they pleased with it. While Twitter, Medium, GitHub and other sites deleted the material as violations of their harassment policies, the database went viral in activist circles.

Today, it is easy to compile a list of government officials and employees, locate their personal and professional social media accounts, get their home addresses, perhaps even buy their real-time cellphone locations to follow them around town. From this you can readily compile a list of their friends and family, find out what schools and day-care facilities their children go to, what restaurants or coffee shops they are likely to frequent, the clubs they belong to, even those embarrassing photographs of a night out when they were 16.

Through the power of the web this information can be instantly circulated to the globe, mobilizing armies of volunteers to harass and intimidate. Meanwhile, it was not just faculty and activists using personal information as a tool for harassment last week. Univision-owned Splinter News published White House adviser Stephen Miller's personal cellphone number on Wednesday, encouraging its readers to call him. Twitter moved to rapidly suspend accounts sharing the number or linking to the original article, but not before the number had circulated so widely that he was forced to change phone numbers. (Read more)

- Father, God of Angel Armies, we ask and pray for Your angelic protection to surround every member of the Trump Administration, their families, all law enforcement and their families. We pray the plans of the enemy to incite violence will utterly fail and those who serve You will experience only peace.

- The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm. (Proverbs 12:7)

9. Scourge of Mexico establishment poised to capture presidency - Reuters

For 13 years, Mexico's perennial political outsider Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has covered tens of thousands of miles crisscrossing the nation in dogged pursuit of its highest office. Now the 64-year-old leftist is on the brink of winning Sunday's presidential election, having spent his political career railing against Mexico's establishment. Years of mounting drug violence, sluggish economic growth and corruption have gradually eroded the credibility of the political class, leaving Lopez Obrador as the last man standing. Pledging to clean up government, reduce inequality and subdue gang violence, he promises to "transform" a country he says has been debased by the few at the expense of the many. Commonly known as AMLO, Lopez Obrador has bounced back from two presidential election defeats, two gubernatorial losses and a 2013 heart attack to defy his critics with an unshakeable faith in his ability to tackle Mexico's ills.

Like U.S. President Donald Trump, the headstrong Lopez Obrador has been the heart and soul of his movement, and victory for him on July 1 could heighten tensions between Mexico and the United States over trade and migration if the two men clash. The prospect of a showdown between the blunt Lopez Obrador and Trump over the planned U.S.-Mexico border wall and the American's efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has both friends and enemies worried. (Read more)

- Father, it is hard to imagine a Mexican government more hostile to the United States than we have experienced the past 20 years. We pray the mainstream media is wrong again, and this election represents an opportunity to improve conditions on our border and between our peoples.

- The king's heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He wishes. (Proverbs 21:1)

10. Trump's New Deal for the Middle East - Bloomberg

During Jared Kushner's recent round of Middle East diplomacy, he refrained from spelling out the details of the Trump plan for an Israeli-Palestinian deal. But you don't need details to see where things are heading. Kushner laid that out in a remarkably blunt interview in Al Quds, the leading Palestinian newspaper. "The world has moved forward while you have been left behind," he said to his Palestinian readers. "Don't allow your grandfather's conflict to determine your children's future."

In other words: The war against the Jewish state is over. You lost. Now, get over it. Kushner dismissed the traditional Palestinian core issues (the return of refugees, a fully sovereign state including East Jerusalem and the end of Jewish settlement in the West Bank) as "talking points," in an endless quarrel. That's finished. Trump has made it abundantly clear that he is not neutral. He sees things Israel's way. If current Palestinian leaders reject his plan and no one comes forward to accept take it up, well, that's their problem. If there is no Palestinian partner, Trump will let Israel go ahead and impose the deal it wants in the West Bank.

This approach is radically different than anything the U.S. has proposed in the past. It is premised on the idea that most Palestinians want a better life more even than they want revenge or another generation of dysfunction and conflict. Perhaps Trump is naive to think so. Maybe his plan is a coarse appeal to personal gratification. Or maybe he is right. In any case, it is what's coming next. (Read more)

- Father, we lift up this peace plan to You and pray it will bring about Your desire for Israel and Jerusalem.

- He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. (Psalm 98:3)

11. North Korea Cancels Anti-U.S. Rallies in Latest Sign That Trump and Kim Jong Un Are Getting Along - Newsweek

Every June 25, North Korea remembers the beginning of the Korean War in 1950, known as the Day of Struggle Against U.S. Imperialism. The event sets off a month of patriotic displays that conclude with the Day of Victory in the Great Fatherland Liberation War, a holiday commemorating the signing of an armistice that put an end to three bloody years of fighting between communist North Korea and U.S.-backed South Korea on July 27, 1953. Reports of U.S. war crimes and indiscriminate bombing of Korean cities throughout the conflict has been the basis of North Korean propaganda targeting the U.S. for more than six decades.

While no North Korean officials have publicly discussed whether or not the country planned to organize any events as the date approached, the Associated Press's staff in Pyongyang confirmed Monday that the long-running display of fervent nationalism and anti-imperialism would not be held this year. (Read more)

- Father God, it is with great joy that we read of this historic decision on the part of Kim Jong Un, canceling a long-held "holiday" that was designed solely to exalt hatred of America. We ask that You would continue to bless this young leader with Your grace, leading to salvation. In Your Name, amen.

- "Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord!" (Psalm 150:6)

The Daily Jot

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

​​​​The regressive left

The progressive left wing of America stakes their claim on tolerance. If one does not meet their moving standards of tolerance to illegal immigrants, homosexuals, bisexuals, transsexuals, transgenders, women wearing vagina hats, cop-haters, women who want the right to kill their babies in the womb, radical Muslims, banning guns, not respecting the flag, and more, you are immediately labeled a bigot, racist, misogynist, homophobe, Islamophobe, Nazi, extremist, and more. The day has come in this country where you cannot respectfully disagree with the left's brand of moralism, and not be tagged as some really bad person-one, as Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) says, is not welcome anywhere.

When we think of how long people struggled to make this a country where anyone of any color, background, religion, or ethnicity could be served in a restaurant, or sit in the seat of their choice on public transportation, or drink from a public water fountain, is it not regressive to demand that people who are just trying to enforce the law, perhaps believe differently than the left about morals, human sexuality, or when life begins, be not allowed to eat in a public restaurant? The standard for forcing someone to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding if their religion prevents them from doing so changes when someone who disagrees with a political stance on homosexuality wants to eat at a restaurant.

Who are the real bullies in this scenario? The regressive left cries crocodile tears and gets mob-angry at stories of bullying, but they are the biggest, loudest bullies if one disagrees with them. They demand respect and acceptance, but they are quick to disrespect anyone who doesn't see eye to eye with them. They demand that no one judge them for their beliefs, yet they judge quickly those who believe differently. They promote diversity, yet in the same breath exclude those of a different value system. They demand equality, but deny others the same. They say people must accept and respect the religious beliefs of others, yet they label Christians as uneducated, gun toting, homophobic bigots.

1 Peter 2:7-8 speaks of the Messiah: "Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient . . . a stone of stumbling and a rock of offence . . ." Jesus said in John 15:19, "If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you." So you see, those who love the Lord are standing on the Rock of Salvation, while those who love the world see their salvation as standing on their own worldly standard--a double standard. They are misguided from their very foundation, and they hate those who disagree with them. Rather than progressive, they are regressive, moreover, extreme hypocrites.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

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Follow, follow, I Would Follow Jesus


Down in the valley with my Savior I would go,
Where the flowers are blooming and the sweet waters flow;
Everywhere He leads me I would follow, follow on,
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Follow! follow! I would follow Jesus!
Anywhere, everywhere, I would follow on!
Follow! follow! I would follow Jesus!
Everywhere He leads me I would follow on!

Down in the valley with my Savior I would go,
Where the storms are sweeping and the dark waters flow;
With His hand to lead me I will never, never fear,
Dangers cannot fright me if my Lord is near.


Down in the valley, or upon the mountain steep,
Close beside my Savior would my heart ever keep;
He will lead me safely in the path that He has trod,
Up to where they gather in the rest of God.



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Signs and Wonders

A new supervolcano is brewing under Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire

Something unexpected has been gradually making itself known to geologists in the United States. A huge mass of molten rock is creeping upwards beneath the nation's north eastern states.

"The upwelling we detected is like a hot-air balloon, and we infer that something is rising up through the deeper part of our planet under New England," says Rutgers University geophysicist Professor Vadim Levin.

Traces of the brooding mass only became evident through a large-scale new seismic study.

The idea that there may be a super volcano brewing under Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire is something of a surprise.

"Our study challenges the established notion of how the continents on which we live behave," Professor Levin says. "It challenges the textbook concepts taught in introductory geology classes."

The region is geologically stable. There are no active volcanoes.

So the massive magma build-up must be a relatively recent event. (Fox News) Read more

"I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke." (Acts 2:19)

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Editor's note from CHPP:

For many years now, the Salt & Light Council has sponsored this outstanding half-hour of prayer, six days per week, with additional time available for Bible reading and fellowship.

We are delighted to make this "hidden treasure" available to all of you who make up our CHPP family.

You can also view their daily prayer calendar by going here.

The following press release was issued by the Salt and Light Council. Praise the Lord!

This is a 30 minute national conference prayer call offered Monday through Saturday. We pray daily for our President, Cabinet, Supreme Court, one or two state legislatures, preambles, plus a moral topic and Israel. All are welcome to participate in prayer for our nation. Fellowship and Bible reading is optional for those who would like to remain on the line. The call is hosted by The Salt & Light Council.

605-468-8015 / Access Code 338083#

Monday - Saturday
8:30 am PT 9:30 am MT
10:30 am CT 11:30 am ET