Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Save our children

The world's largest abortion provider hit a new low
during the Christmas season – it was recently reported,
Planned Parenthood was selling Christmas gift
certificates for abortion as part of their end-of-year
fund raising drive. These appalling "gifts" are just
another example of Planned Parenthood's long history
of shameful marketing practices and cheapening of
human life.

Help Remove Federal Funds from this organization.


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tol Jah

Remember back during all the debate about Obama Care when conservatives expressed concern about "death panels" and almost everyone in the media scoffed at the idea?


Monday, December 20, 2010

They are STILL trying (the numbskulls)

December 20, 2010

Dear Patriot,

On Sunday evening, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell conjured up a backroom deal to revive the so-called “Food Safety Modernization Act” – passing it by unanimous consent after it was thought dead.

Even though dozens of Republican senators opposed the bill only a few weeks ago, not one member – not even Tom Coburn, who led the opposition to the regulatory boondoggle – dared speak up to oppose the FDA’s food takeover.

Liberty is never more in danger than when legislators are looking to cut a quick deal, and last night was another harsh reminder of this fact.

It only required one senator to speak up and object to further empowering Barack Obama’s radical regulatory agenda to bury the bill for the rest of this Congress. Harry Reid and his statist allies were out of time and could not afford yet another drawn-out legislative fight.

Contact your senators and urge them to pass a clean, short-term CR and then go home! The 111th Congress no longer represents the will of the American people. To continue to cut backroom deals that steal more of our liberty while empowering Big Government is nothing more than a slap in the face to the electorate.

C4L must continue to remain vigilant during the rest of this Lame Duck. Tell your senators to oppose any further backroom deal making between Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell.

Also, contact Mitch McConnell today at (202) 224-2541 and tell him what you think of this last minute surrender.

The Food “Safety” bill will now return to the House for a final vote. Please contact your representative and urge them to oppose H.R. 2751, the so-called “Food Safety Modernization Act,” as amended.

In Liberty,

John Tate

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Golden Telephone

God blessed us again in our worship services at TLBC today. For an AUDIO copy of the Sunday school lesson and the morning and afternoon services see the front page here. The outlines are also available on the church website if you want to follow along while listening to the AUDIO.


A man in Kansas decided to write a book about Churches around the country.
He started by flying to New York and started working west from there.

Going to a very large church, he began taking photographs and making notes. He spotted a golden telephone on the vestibule wall and was intrigued with a sign, which read "Calls: $10,000 a minute."

Seeking out the pastor he asked about the phone and the sign. The pastor answered that this golden phone was, in fact, a direct line to heaven and if he paid the price he could talk directly to God.

The man thanked the pastor and continued on his way. As he continued to visit churches in Chicago , Dallas , St. Louis , Milwaukee , and around the United States , he found more phones, with the same sign, and the same answer from each pastor.

Finally, he arrived in Washington State. Upon entering a cathedral he saw the usual golden telephone but THIS time, the sign read "Calls: 35 cents."

Fascinated, he asked to talk to the pastor. He said, "I have been in cities all across the country and in each church I have found this golden telephone and have been told it is a direct line to Heaven and that I could talk to God, but in the other churches the cost was $10,000 a minute. Your sign reads only .35 cents a call. Why?"

The preacher, replied : "Son, you're in Washington now, home of Mount Rainier, Puget Sound , the Olympic Peninsula, Starbucks, smoked salmon and the most beautiful nature this side of heaven. You're in God's Country - It's a local call."

Monday, December 13, 2010


WALL STREET JOURNAL: A federal judge ruled Monday that a central plank of the health law violates the Constitution, dealing the biggest setback yet to the Obama administration’s signature legislative accomplishment. In a 42-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson said the law’s requirement that most Americans carry insurance or pay a penalty “exceeds the constitutional boundaries of congressional power.”

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Carrot, egg and coffee.

Preached today on "Staying in shape for Service" and taught "Babylon Revisited" in Sunday school. Outlines and AUDIO are available on front page of TLBC website. HERE

A carrot, an egg, and a cup of coffee....You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again.

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and
how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going
to make it and wanted to give up; she was tired of fighting and
struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water
and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the
first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the
last she placed ground coffee beans.. She let them sit and boil
without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the
carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and
placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it
in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, ' Tell me what you see.'

'Carrots, eggs, and coffee,' she replied.

Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots.
She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the
daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell,
she observed the hard boiled egg.

Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee.
The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The daughter
then asked, 'What does it mean, mother?'

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same
adversity: boiling water. Each reacted differently.

The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. However, after
being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.

The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its
liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water,
its inside became hardened.

The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were
in the boiling water, they had changed the water..

'Which are you?' she asked her daughter.
'When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond?
Are you a carrot, egg or a coffee bean?

Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong,
but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and
lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with
the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup,
a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened
and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I
bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot
water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water
gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like
the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and
change the situation around you. When the hour is the darkest
and trials are their greatest do you elevate yourself to another
level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, egg or a
coffee bean?

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials
to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough
hope to make you happy.

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of
everything; they just make the most of everything that comes
their way. The brightest future will always be based on a
forgotten past.

When you were born,
you were crying and everyone around you was smiling.

Live your life so at the end, you're the one who is smiling
and everyone around you is crying.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

True Love

We thank the Lord for another good day in the house of God. My Sunday school lesson was on "Mystery Babylon the Great", moring sermon was "Sinking Sand" and the afternoon study was on "Ruth's Rest'. It was good to have Steve Bell and Jason Works visiting in the services today.

This Story touched my heart...

It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his
80's arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in
a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am.

I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be
over an hour before someone would to able to see him. I saw him
looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another
patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam, it was well healed, so I
talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his
sutures and redress his wound.

While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another doctor's
appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry.

The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to
eat breakfast with his wife. I inquired as to her health.

He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a
victim of Alzheimer's Disease. As we talked, I asked if she would be
upset if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was,
that she had not recognized him for five years now.

I was surprised, and asked him, 'And you still go every morning, even
though she doesn't know who you are?'

He smiled as he patted my hand and said,

'She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is.'

I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and
thought, 'That is the kind of love I want in my life.'

'Life isn't about how to survive the storm, But how to dance in the
rain.' We are all getting Older. Tomorrow may be our turn.

Enjoy life now -it has an expiration date!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Lame Duck

All those new representatives and senators you and I saw elected on November 2 won't be sworn in until JANUARY.

Until then, President Obama and his statist pals in BOTH parties will be free to use the "lame duck" session of Congress to RAM through the rest of their Big Government agenda.

So you and I MUST be ready for anything.

I'm afraid we could see an unprecedented "lame duck" onslaught. You see, there's not much time.

Knowing their game could be up as soon as the new Congress is sworn in, they will move FAST.

But that gives you and me a fighting chance.

You see, the statists are banking on you and me just "sitting this one out."

They're hoping our "guard is down" since the election has come and gone.

Well, what the statists don't understand about Patriots like you, is that we NEVER let our guard down.

So if we can let them know the R3VOLUTION has only just begun, they won't know what hit them.

That's why I'm counting on you to sign your petition to Congress and chip in a generous contribution of $10, $25, or maybe even $50, as well.

I'm sure I don't have to tell you hard-hitting TV, radio, and newspaper ads, along with a last-minute phone mobilization program, won't be cheap.

But they could be the difference between victory -- and DEFEAT.

After all you and I have gone through -- and considering the stakes in these fights -- I can't stomach the thought of losing more of our freedoms in a "lame duck" session of Congress.

They're banking on us letting our guard down.

Let's prove them DEAD WRONG! CLICK HERE

Trust me (?)

"My administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government."

- Barack Obama


In fact, Mr. Obama has, reportedly, spent approximately $2 MILLION to hide his background from the public, including his:

* Kindergarten records
* Punahou school records
* Occidental College records
* Columbia University records
* Harvard Law School records
* Passport
* Medical records
* Files from his years as an Illinois state senator
* Illinois State Bar Association records
* Baptismal records
* Adoption records, and...


THIS HAS GOT TO STOP... every single State must demand a long-form birth certificate from Barack Hussein Obama! We need to STOP this charade and scam from happening, again, this time in the 2012 Presidential election!

That's what I said: STATE-BY-STATE!

Please SELECT HERE to assist the United States Justice Foundation (USJF) in this "Battle Royale" to FORCE Barack Obama to PROVE his eligibility to serve as President and as Commander-in-Chief of our military in each and every state. FAX every State Governor and every State Attorney General to make sure that they REQUIRE absolute PROOF! Our legal staff is working tirelessly to EXPOSE this unbelievable scam! Please send a DONATION to USJF as we go up against Mr. Obama's $2 MILLION "Dream Team" of lawyers that he has hired to "protect" his privacy!

If he has spent so much on attorneys, you KNOW that he is hiding a lot!

That's why we have committed all of the resources of USJF to start what we expect will be a National Movement that will require every candidate for president, and/or vice president, to produce their long form hospital birth certificate to the Secretary of State of each State to prove their eligibility to run!

Texas State Representative Leo Berman has already filed a bill in his state that would require candidates for president or vice president to show their birth certificates to the Texas Secretary of State before being allowed to be put on the ballot. This legally-binding effort could become effective as early as next year, if adopted and signed into law. The storm clouds of "eligibility" continue to loom on the horizon for Mr. Obama.

Here are the latest poll findings:

60% of Americans now have questions about the place of birth for Mr. Obama.


Yet, in a very casual way, Mr. Obama states: "I can't spend all of my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead." That is precisely what he told NBC's Brian Williams.

Of course he can't---because he does not have that long-form birth certificate.

Mr. Obama's own paternal step-grandmother said that she was present at Mr. Obama's, which took place in Mombasa in what is now Kenya.

With your help, State leaders will be poised to DEMAND Mr. Obama's eligibility by requiring proper documentation.

Let's go to our own United States Constitution:

"No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President..." (Article 2, Section 1 of U. S. Constitution).

We must never abandon the U. S. Constitution. Yet, Mr. Obama, like many in Congress and in the courts, as well as in the media, have turned "the other cheek" when it comes to Mr. Obama's eligibility. CLICK HERE

Fight back

Dear American Patriot,

You want ObamaCare repealed.

So do I.

But the fact is, even with the huge anti-ObamaCare gains in Congress -- even with Republicans in charge of the House -- repealing this disastrous legislation just isn't possible.

Barack Obama still wields the veto pen, and you and I don't have the votes to override a veto.

But there is another solution.

You see, the House of Representatives insists all spending bills originate within its chambers.

That gives the new Majority Leader John Boehner a lot of power -- and gives you and I the opportunity to defund ObamaCare -- we can't repeal it, but Republicans in the House can refuse to fund it.

That's why I've drafted up an official Petition to Defund ObamaCare.

Will you sign it right away? CLICK HERE