Tag Archives: Obama

President Obama Sings Ass Kick Song

3 Aug

This is really funny. NBC news was interviewing President Obama on the Oil crisis and someone took his word “ass kick” to a whole new level. We all need a good laugh in this crazy life.

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Obama signs order allowing federal funds for abortions overseas

23 Jan

I was praying this would not go through but my prayers were not answered. Obama is ready to sign this today. Here is the article on this topic.  God have mercy on this country. I also don’t think it is right that our tax dollars are being used to fund abortions. I am pro-life and we should have a say in where our tax dollars go.

Roe vs Wade Anniversary

22 Jan

On the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, a congressman has issued a bill to stop funding of planned parenthood. Here is the article from hotair.com

I say Amen! Obama has not signed off on repealing the federal funds overseas so my prayers were answered so far. I figured that would be the first thing he did but it was closing Gitmo.

Points of Prayer: 2009

15 Jan

Our pastor put these points of prayer for the week!

  • Pray for President Bush as he wraps up the final days of his service to our nation– for a complete sense of God’s peace and presence, for meaningful moments in the meetings that remain before him, and for continued grace in the transition to the Obama administration. Pray for him and Mrs. Bush to have a great sense of joy and satisfaction as they prepare to return to Texas.
  • Pray for President Elect and Mrs. Obama as they are now in Washington, preparing for Inauguration Day and all that follows. Pray for the President Elect as he continues to work with his economic team to devise ways to heal the ailing American economy, asking God to guide him with His wisdom and understanding. Pray for wise solutions to the difficult problems that face the President Elect and members of his team.
  • Pray for members of the Senate as they continue confirmation hearings for President Elect Obama’s cabinet appointees, asking God’s wisdom and blessing on each hearing.
  • As Inauguration Day nears, pray for God’s complete protection and presence over the city of Washington, D.C. and its citizens and all who come to celebration the historic moment. Give thanks for the blessings of democracy in America that allow for the peaceful and orderly transfer of power, and pray for all who are responsible for the changeover. Pray for continued grace and dignity in the transition.
  • Pray for an end to the violence in the Middle East, asking God to protect innocent lives and to calm those who seek to further the hostility. Pray for a willingness to negotiate a cease-fire, and pray for no further escalation of the situation.
  • Pray for our troops as they work to safeguard our freedom, giving thanks for their sacrifices on our behalf.
  • Give thanks for the vast areas of ocean habitat that were set aside by President Bush as he designated three new national monuments that will protect a huge portion of submerged land, coral reefs and extraordinary ocean habitat

Prayer and Obama: Our Pastor’s Message

12 Nov

Here is what our Pastor Preached on last weekend. I know I wrote what it meant to me. Here is what Pastor Dennis Rouse had to say:

Praying for our President and Nation

Last week, our country’s democratic process awarded us the opportunity to take part in a moment of great historical significance – the election of our nation’s first African American president.

As I watched the election coverage, I was deeply moved by the faces, streaming with tears, in celebratory scenes from across our great country. The enormity of this moment for all Americans was clear as even news anchors found themselves moved with tremendous emotion and unable to speak. For the first time in the more than two hundred years of our nation’s history, America came together to elect a person of color to the world’s highest office. I was especially excited because the vision of racial reconciliation has been so close to my own heart and so much a part of the vision of our church – I could see the endless possibilities sitting before us.

I truly believe that we have entered a new season of change, and we have both the privilege and responsibility to support President Elect Barack Obama in prayer. I am a very strong believer that Obama has the potential to do some very good things for our country. However, I also recognize that what God would use to bring our country together, the enemy would use to bring greater division. It is with this recognition that we must, as Christians, take our call to prayer with utmost seriousness and, as the church, get behind our president to support him in prayer. It is through prayer that we have the opportunity to turn our nation in a positive direction.

Scripture is clear regarding our responsibility to pray for all in authority. We cannot allow ourselves to get caught up in criticism rather than prayer. When we fail to pray, we become a part of the problem rather than the solution.

This past weekend, I spoke a message to challenge us all to prayer for our new president and our country. For those in our congregation who did not support Barack Obama, the challenge from the Lord was to view our president in a different light and to get behind him, even if they don’t agree with him on some issues. For those in our congregation who did support Barack Obama, the challenge from the Lord is to understand that there are some sobering issues that he supports which violate scripture, and we should pray that God would move on his heart in these areas.

If you weren’t here this weekend, I urge you to visit our website to listen or watch the message. I also ask you to pray daily about five key areas that will impact President Elect Obama’s leadership and the course of our nation, which I discuss in greater detail in the online message.

  1. Pray for protection for our president and his family.
  2. Pray for his heart to be turned toward righteousness and justice.
  3. Pray for the governing of our economic system to be fair and equitable.
  4. Pray that God would surround him with wise and godly counsel.
  5. Pray that the president would govern in such a way that brings our country back together.

In closing, I believe Barack Obama has the opportunity to be a great leader in a very critical time for our nation and the world. I will support President Obama with all of my heart and prayers; and my prayer is that he will become one of our greatest presidents ever. I invite you to join me in that prayer.

Rick Warren

12 Nov

I saw Pastor Rick Warren from Saddle Back Church on Hannity and Colms last night. He had various things he discussed. One was on the redistribution of wealth. He thought government should not take any income tax and let people give it themselves to charity so they are getting the character development along with the giving aspect. He said when the government takes your money and gives it to others you lose that ability to receive character development because you are not part of the process. I agree! We do give to our church for tithe, missions and offerings to the poor. What we cannot give in money, we donate the girls toys and clothes that they do not play with or wear anymore. I realize the average American does not do this but it feels great to give back. To know you are helping someone or something greater than yourself.

He said both Barack Obama and John McCain are as different as night and day, but both terrific guys.

His take on why the election was lost for John McCain was the economy. He also said that the RNC just did not deal with the bread and butter issues that people were facing today. He does not think the moral issues that many evangelicals think about are gone for good. He said it is still on their hearts and in their minds but the bread and butter issues is what won this election. He said, “when 401K is 201K we have a problem.” This is so true but funny the way he said it.

Colms asked him about a church member that was extremely offended because he was endorsing Prop 8 and she was a lesbian. He said, ” I love everyone and I respect everyone but I am not in favor of redefining marriage.”

It was neat to hear his take on all of these issues. It is rumored that he is one of several spiritual advisors to Barack Obama. TD Jakes is another name mentioned. This made me feel a little more at ease when I heard this. I respect both of these pastors. I know they are mighty men of God.

“How the GOP can get it’s groove back”

10 Nov

This is the title from a friend’s post, goldfishandclowns.com. I thought it was a great post so read here and my comments are below as I had something to add.

My comments to his post:

I agree! We need fresh, pure and bold people stepping up for the GOP. They are thinking of replacing the RNC with Newt Gingrich. I like him. I would like to see him in that role changing things. We need a new game plan. We also need to be praying for President Elect Obama that he makes great decisions for this country. God can change his heart if we are all praying for him. We also need to be in prayer about his cabinet decisions that he makes wise and godly decisions. There are many things that concern me but I am not in prayer instead of criticizing his every decision. God worked on me.

I still feel there are some journalist out there waiting for Obama to fail. This is the wrong attitude. I know I just had a God moment on Saturday. They are still bringing up all of this stuff. Yes, we need to be alert, but we need to pray for his success and that God is in every decision. Ultimately if he fails we all fail and that could mean horrific consequences for the USA.

Mike Huckabee is coming to our church. Something I loved about him is he connects with people no matter where the stand on the issues. He will be bold but he also is respectful and listens to to them. He also speaks about helping the poor and on the moral issues. We need to do the same. We need to be discussing abortion, gay marriage etc but also add the social justice issues such as poverty and health care. We only deal with the one side from each party. We need to come together because it says in the Bible we need righteousness and justice. This may stir up some people to take another look at the GOP if we were talking about both of these things especially because the new breed of young voters even Christians are going more for the social justice issues and environment.

Finally, we need to stop stabbing each other in the back and move on. The election is over lets regroup and get it together. A house divided will fall and it did for the GOP. Pick it back up and unify yourselves. We also need to be unified as a country or the USA will fail also. We have been divided for a long time. Lets be the United States of America not he divided states of America!