Another Attack on Christian Freedom

October 15, 2016

Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski Photo by thearizonatelegraph.com

Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski
Photo by thearizonatelegraph.com


My friend, Octavian Curpas, a resident of Arizona, sent this story to me. I am always saddened by any article like this one. I am particularly bothered when young Christians, who are trying to serve God through their talents, are treated in this ungodly manner. The story was posted only two days ago, October 13, 2016, at thearizonatelegraph.com.

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Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski met at a Starbucks café in north Phoenix in January 2015. Both were Christians, and both were artists. They decided to go into business together, combining their love for Jesus with their love for making beautiful things. Soon they launched Brush & Nib Studio, a for-profit art business that sells hand-drawn invitations and paintings.

According to the Alliance Defending Freedom, a leading Christian legal-defense organization, “As Christian artists, Joanna and Breanna had a simple goal for their studio: to recreate the beauty God placed all around us and to share that beauty with others. And this goal made it natural for Joanna and Breanna to focus on artwork for weddings.”

READ THE REST OF THE STORY HERE


What a Friend We Have in Jesus

August 8, 2016

I would like to thank Octavian Curpas for letting me know this was on Pastor Ciprian Barsan’s blog Din inima pentru tine found HERE.

Both Octavian and Pastor Barsan write for blogs that give God the glory. They are both Christians of Romanian heritage and they are very active in the American/Romanian community spreading the truth of the Gospel message.

I have known Octavian for some time now and I appreciate his writing and his ability to find stories that I have not heard of. Octavian works in real estate around the Phoenix area in Arizona.

May God bless both of these men of God as they continue to allow God to work in their lives.

Enjoy this wonderful version (particularly the words) of a great Christian classic.

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NORWAY…A COUNTRY WHERE EVEN ART IS UPSIDE DOWN!!!

May 13, 2016

Photo by Ken Joar Olsen

Photo by Ken Joar Olsen

(Submitted by Octavian Curpas)

Outside the Oslo train central station, this piece of art stands.

When I go for my weekly drug test, as I have been for over a year now, I have been looking at the piece of “art.”

I think, “Did the artist consider Norwegian society in general?”

It is a society where they can take your children away until the parents have proved themselves good enough.

In Norway, parents are guilty until proven innocent.

It is a land where the police protect the oppressors, a land where dreams become nightmares.

It is a land of beautiful nature.

Greed is killing it.

They kill predatory animals here and now they are few.

The reason?

Money making farm animals need more habitat in which to feed.

It is a land where “public servants” create victims from the people they were supposed to help and assist.

It is a wealthy country, one of the richest, that is unbelievably poor.

Cold people claim to be warm while warm people are described as cold.

It is a land where insanity is normal, and where normal people are diagnosed with insanity.

It is a land where the weakest people are providing for the strongest.

It is a land where the poor get poorer, and rich get richer.

It is a land where professionals say that I am too honest.

How is this possible since I am a product of the lies they are telling?

One day I hope the truth will set us free. I will never let them turn me upside down.

I hope we will all stand on firm ground and, like this tree, expose the roots (the liars and evil ones) until they are fully viewed so that they can be removed from Norway.

I, for one, will not rest until all is turned right side up.

We must not rest because children are our future.

Best wishes to you all. Stay strong!

These wishes do not extend to those who are turning our world upside down.

They will eventually be turned inside out, and their empty insides will be obvious to all.

Written by Ken Joar Olsen

Ken is a product of a dysfunctional child care system who was fortunate to get back on his feet after they turned his life upside down.


STOP BARNEVERNET

April 13, 2016

Over the past few weeks, blog posts about Saturday’s Worldwide protest have continued to multiply. My new friend, Octavian Curpas, put this up on his You Tube channel. Today, many of my blogging friends posted items about the protest. I have already communicated the Hot Springs event here. I have no idea how many will show up. There might be 10. There might be 50. The number doesn’t matter to me as the worldwide demonstration will have plenty of people. I thought we should be represented.

I hope you can show up at a local demonstration near you.

Chris Reimers

Here are Jitka Fialova’s comments:

Anti-Norwegian CPS message by Jitka Fialová from Czech Republic

With Every day that passes more incriminating evidence piles up against Barnevernet. Here is an argumentative discourse by Mrs. Jitka Fialová from Czech Republic, one of the administrators of the page: “Norway, give us back the children you stole”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWCSC2obqQY (The video above)

“I am Jitka Fialová, a mother of three and one of admins on the page Norway, give us back the children you stole. I joined the stop barnevernet movement about a year ago when I was informed about the story of Eva Michalaková. In this case, her 2 children were taken by Barnevernet after false accusations and separated not only from their mother and father but also from all other relatives, their language, their culture and from each other. I found out, that Children’s rights in Norway are not valued like I would expect in this reportedly most democratic country in the world. An arrested criminal has far better legal protection than small children who are being taken away from their families without any provocation and placed with total strangers. Criminals can be held only a few hours in custody to be evaluated by an experienced police lawyer. A small acutely replaced child may have to wait several months for a careful evaluation of whether the conditions for snatching him or her were met! With my engagement in this issue I want to prove that an Eastern country like the Czech Republic can be more civilized than Norway because we do care about our families. So please join demonstrations around the world on April 16th to stop Barnevernet.

My friends in Norway, please go to Oslo, Stryn, Bergen or any other city where a protest is scheduled to join the fight against Barnevernet!”.


WEEKLY WRAP-UP FOR 3-5-2016

March 5, 2016


Where do I start this week? There is so much.

First I want to share what I think is a good thing. I have experienced over the past two decades or so the 5 stages of Loss and Grief. This is usually associated with a “response to an individual’s own terminal illness, the loss of a close relationship, or to the death of a valued being, human or animal.” The five stages are Denial and Isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. You can read more about the world’s take on this idea HERE.

I didn’t really understand what I was experiencing until recently. Now that I can look back, it is clear. In my case my loss and grief didn’t come from my “own terminal illness, the loss of a close relationship, or to the death of a valued being, human or animal.”

It came from the understanding that the world around me was changing. And it was changing in horrible ways. In my lifetime, Christian prayer has been removed from the public schools. Our kids are being fed propaganda, like the evolutionary theory, which is confusing vast numbers of young (and old) people when it comes to the reliability of the Bible. Abortion has been legalized. Marriage has now been redefined.

There is a specific event that took me to the 5th level of “acceptance.” I have written about it on this blog and it’s not important for anyone to know except that it happened in 2008.

Here is the world’s definition of the 5th level of loss and grief:

“Reaching this stage of mourning is a gift not afforded to everyone. Death may be sudden and unexpected or we may never see beyond our anger or denial. It is not necessarily a mark of bravery to resist the inevitable and to deny ourselves the opportunity to make our peace. This phase is marked by withdrawal and calm. This is not a period of happiness and must be distinguished from depression.”

I am thankful that God has allowed me to see beyond my anger and denial. The difference between the world’s view of these 5 stages and a Christian worldview is perhaps most different at the 5th level. How can I be withdrawn and calm when I see the ungodly things happening around me? I must be active and calm. It is the reality of Romans 8:28 and Ephesians 6.

There is so much going on in the world that I will focus on two (of the thousands of) items that scream the SIGNS OF THE TIMES.

There is the situation in Norway. Here is an acquaintance of mine speaking out against the injustices there:

Watch this video and judge for yourselves:

I would like to thank my new friend, Octavian Curpas, for sending me these videos.

Greg Hunter was in rare form this week. A former member of the mainstream media, he exposes what is really happening in our government. It sounds like he is a Trump fan but he’s never endorsed the man. He is only upset at the treatment that Trump has received. We’ll have to vote for the lesser of two evils in November. Greg’s focus is on the criminal crony class.

It is no surprise to me that youngsters lie to me almost everyday in my current position as a substitute teacher. I will always confront those whom I know are lying. God is in control as Greg says at the end of every one of his weekly wrap-ups. This is how I stay sane. This truth allows me not to accept the evil on goings but to accept that God’s hand will never forsake believers in spite of the way things appear.

Chris Reimers

Note: How can I leave the events surrounding Israel out of this review? There is so much on this issue and I hope I’ll have the time to cover some of it next week. Greg discusses it a tiny bit at the end of his You Tube video.


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