Comments by Mike Childers

Feb. 14, 2019

"The Green New Deal" ... there's nothing new about it. The supporters claim it is to keep the world from becoming uninhabitable in 12 years. Gimme a break! It's about government control of EVERYTHING in your life, and guess who would be holding the reins of this unlimited government control. Yes, the new Socialist Party a/k/a the current Democrat Party.

Utopian dreams of rainbows, unicorns, and a carefree life. Utter hogwash! Do you like to take a leisurely drive to view the autumn foliage? Forget about it, public transportation is the only acceptable means of transportation. Do you enjoy a nice juicy steak on occasion? Nope, meat becomes obsolete due to the flatulence of the cattle. Do you enjoy the radiance of your fireplace on a cold, snowy day? That's a no go, carbon footprint.

Do you endeavor to improve your skills in order to increase your income? What's the point? The government would only allow you to keep so much of it. If you make "too much", obviously you cheated someone out of it. The government guarantees income whether you work or not, so why work? The money has to come from somewhere, so let the suckers who work get their paychecks confiscated.

The government will mandate that your home be retrofitted with a solar water heater, home heating unit, and forget about air conditioning ... how extravagant to think that way!

The Democrats have lost their collective minds. Venezuela has about a 10,000 % inflation rate from printing money to pay their bills. The problem with that is their money is worthless. The citizens are starving and have taken to eating the zoo animals. Socialism.

President Trump vowed that America would NEVER become a Socialist nation during his STOTU address. I thank God he holds the reins of this country during this time in American history. Can you imagine what it would be like if Hillary had succeeded at conniving her way to the Oval Office?!

Socialism kills ... ALWAYS. We enter in by a vote, but exit only by a gun. Why do you think the Socialist Democrats desire to confiscate all privately owned firearms? The Second Amendment is the only thing that protects us from these tyrants.

THINK before you vote and then VOTE! The Socialist Democrats are showing their hand. Take note and vote them ALL out, federally and locally. Their only interests are their own, NEVER yours. The Constitution was written in such a way that it is clear that the government is to work for us, we are not to be mandated to work for the government.

Socialism is for all the people to work for "the common good", so what's so "good" about it?

NOTHING!

~Brother Mike

Feb. 5, 2019

For some reason I always seem to go to Sam's Club on the Saturday before Superbowl Sunday. Maybe it's for entertainment purposes. It's usually crowded like the Saturday before Mother's Day. The chicken wing section looked like a tornado had gone through.

I spotted a Kitchenaid teakettle that had been discounted by $15. Hmmm... believe it or not, I have never owned one. Into the buggy it went.

Sunday morning, I opened up the box, took out the teakettle, rinsed it out, filled it and put it on the stove. It's just me, so I have gone to instant coffee so the kettle should work out fine.

As I was breaking down the box to throw in the trash, I saw a booklet in the box. What's this? An instruction manual ... for a teakettle. 36 pages...for a teakettle. I remember as a small child, my grandmother had a teakettle. Without much pondering or questioning, I understood perfectly how it worked pretty quickly.

It's a teakettle! Probably the simplest, most self-explanatory things in any kitchen. And it comes with a 36 page instruction manual.

Is it just me, or is this overkill?

S M H

~Brother Mike

Feb. 1, 2019

Sarah Sanders made a statement on CBN that drew the wrath of the Democrats. They lambasted her, ridiculed her, and pointed out the perceived sins of President Trump.

Here is her quote: "I think that he [God] wanted Donald Trump to become president," Sanders said.

I do not disagree with her. But here is the truth of the matter, Sarah, I, and millions of others are people of faith. Obviously the lambasters are not.

Point one: To those who choose to point out the sins of others, let me give you a quote from Jesus Christ: "...He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone..." I don't believe the lambasters fall into that catagory.

Point two: Read Sarah's quote again. She stated what she THINKS. Therein lies a quirk with the Democrats. No one is allowed to THINK differently than they do. No new ideas. No different perspectives. Everyone MUST think the same as the Democrat Party, or you must be mentally challenged, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, deplorable, ad nauseum.

Individual thought is not allowed in the Democrat Party. The desire to be successful in the greatest country in the world is not permissible. Speaking out to save the unborn from a horrible death is not to be tolerated. To point out the idiocy of allowing open borders labels us as racist. Our outrage about the slaughter of Christians at the hands of KUklafRAN followers is considered islamophobic.

If one of these Democrats had the ability to reason within themselves, they would present the question that begs to be answered: "Do you think God wanted Barack Obama to be president?" The answer would bewilder them. "Yes".

Every President we have ever had has been ordained of God for that period of time.

People of faith understand this.

Democrats have no clue. Why? They are not allowed to think for themselves.

Submitted for your consideration. If you are capable of gathering information and rationally analyze what is before you, you will be on your way to becoming something other than a Democrat zombie: "Thoughtful".

~Brother Mike

Dec. 5, 2018

I saw this under one of my friend's array of photos of the White House Christmas decorations:

"Red trees are significant to the early Christian church. In eastern Europe, the church would dye the trees red to symbolize the blood of Jesus & the resurrection."

— Bloggers on Thursday, November 29th, 2018 in a meme

Politifact came up with this gem....

No, red trees don't symbolize blood of Jesus and the resurrection

Now, if they had said the practice wasn't from the early Christian Church and left it at that, I would have said, "OK" and continued scrolling. But that isn't what they said. They said, " No, red trees don't symbolize blood of Jesus and the resurrection."

Doofi! (Plural of doofus). SYMBOLISM only means something to the one that understands the symbolism. If red Christmas trees cause me to think of the blood and resurrection of Jesus Christ, then guess what, it does indeed symbolize His blood and resurrection.

Maybe I'm being picky, but these "fact check" outfits should double check their own work.

If a red dyed Christmas tree brings you into remembrance of Jesus and His resurrection, all I can say is, "Merry Christmas and enjoy the splendor of His enormous Gift!" ...and YES, it is a symbol!

~Brother Mike

Nov. 20, 2018

I just watched a commercial for Hobby Lobby. It featured an elderly man working on a jigsaw puzzle by himself. He receives a large, thin envelope in the mail...a Christmas card from his grandkids. A smile makes it's way across his face.

Then the message from Hobby Lobby:

CHRISTMAS IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT.

I thought about that statement for a moment and found it to be very profound. Most of you know I am a Christian preacher, so you know I can go on about the positive side of their statement, ie, the perfect Gift from God to the human race in the advent of Jesus Christ.

Yet, what I found to be so profound was their effort to put away the negative aspects that humans find with the Holiday. The commerialization, the pagan trappings, the feeling that a gift must be purchased for all, or even the loneliness that many find themselves grieving through.

Maybe, just maybe, you can heed Hobby Lobby's suggestion and ignore the negatives people find in the Holiday. Instead, discover why we who enjoy it so look forward to it.

It really is a joyous experience. It is the humans who are messing it up. Christmas is what YOU make it, so make it happy!

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving and a Joyous Christmas!

~Brother Mike 
(and a thank you to Hobby Lobby!)