Then they flew it BY COMMITTEE to Australia.

None of them had ever flown before.

But they'd all talked to pilots. So they cobbled together A PILOT from their shared knowledge.

They took off, navigated to Australia, and landed. Safely.

Wouldn't that make a great movie?

A war movie with no blood. No preaching. Just celebration of the will to overcome.

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BOLD: "Stagecoach" Mary Fields (1832-1914), the first African American mail carrier (male or female) in the United States

Mary Fields began her life as a slave in Tennessee in 1832, the exact date is unknown. Mary’s mother Susanna was the personal servant to the plantation owner’s wife, Mrs. Dunnes. The plantation wife also had a daughter who was born within two weeks of Mary, and named Dolly. Mrs. Dunne allowed the children to play together.

" I shared with them that there are testimonies of converted terrorists, even here in Burkina. And to think that many terrorists are simply brainwashed young man - lost. God loves them too, and wants their salvation. We need to pray for them, for transformed hearts.

The students sat and listened. Finally one student said, we have never heard anyone talk like that before! I then added, yes, my husband and I pray regularly for the terrorists."

"And on the first evening of our Psalms and Proverbs class, we landed on imprecatory Psalms - already! The question was - should we curse our enemies? We talked about Jesus saying to bless our enemies and not curse them. But they have heard pastors curse people straight from the pulpit! I shared with them that we are called to pray for blessings for the terrorists - that was a shocker!

"Last week _______ shared how he met some well-armed men on the road, who stopped him, asked him a lot of questions, asked for his ID, kept admiring his motorcycle, but them finally let him go with his motorcycle. He took a different route back home.

But then my sister adds the following, which is important to keep it all in perspective:

"He said that this is the first time that something like that happened in their area. On market days in different villages, they can come in the middle of the day, attack and kill a person in front of everyone, and steal his motorcycle. The terrorists come by the dozens... There is now a dusk to dawn curfew in their town, also numerous other towns in the country.

Here is a short update from my sister on the security situation in Burkina Faso:

"Today ________ shared how the ongoing security crisis is affecting them. The town where ______ lives is filled with people, especially children/students whose schools have been closed down in the surrounding area because of terrorists. He shared that a few days ago, some of these guys came to a pastor's house in a village nearby, but he escaped out a back window.

Wow, listen closely to this part of Trumps speech at Davos:
"We will never let radical socialists destroy our economy, wreck our country, or eradicate our Liberty.... America will always be the proud, strong and unyielding bastion of freedom.
In America we understand what the pessimists refuse to see: that a growing and vibrant market economy focused on the future lifts the human spirit and excites creativity strong enough to overcome any challenge, any challenge by far."
youtu.be/dRB4wXgZ2jE?t=4438

@BeFree

They've taken it "From sacrament to sacrilege" ... and never missed a beat.

Corrupt heathens that they are.

@ThomasWic Especially when everyone realizes how partisan each one was.

Clinton's started out on the Monica Lewinksy stupidity.

And Trump was just because the Democrats just hate him.

The later, I believe, will be a stain on Democrats. Not on Donald J. Trump.

Spiked

"Satire is not fake news"

"An interview with Babylon Bee editor Kyle Mann on his bizarre battle with the fact-checkers."

spiked-online.com/2020/01/10/s

For what does it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark 8:36

Iranian Authorities’ Confused Reaction to Soleimani’s Death

Launching attacks might trigger a massive response from the U.S.

Not attacking will show a weak face before a restive nation.

It's lose lose for the mullahs in .

iranfocus.com/en/iran-general-

@mikeb

What none of those imbeciles know is what Trump meant by "cultural" sites.

No, it's not museums, monuments or movie houses.

THINK!

He actually gave them a clue as to one of the 52 targets.

And it's perfect. A legitimate military target that also happens to be a cultural symbol.

And it's got the mullahs with severe diarrhea.

The text discovered in the charred Ein Gedi scroll is "100 percent identical" to the version of the Book of Leviticus that has been in use for centuries, said Dead Sea Scroll scholar Emmanuel Tov from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who participated in the study.
"This is quite amazing for us," he said. "In 2,000 years, this text has not changed."
tinyurl.com/rnckqfj

Gate of the Year

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”
And he replied:
“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”

So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night.
And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.

- Minnie Louise Haskins

@watspn1013 I think it's a form of Munchausen syndrome by proxy. The parent(s) get a lot of attention for being so progressive, this one got her name in People magazine. It's a sickness to want to put your child through unnecessary medical procedures. Doctors who go along with this madness should have their licenses suspended.

I want to wish everyone a belated Merry Christmas and God's richest blessing in the New Year.

Here is our family gathering - the first Christmas we have had all together in 11 years.

German mechanical engineer calls electric cars 'industrial suicide' for German car makers.

Report in English: t.co/GBOmUE2qvJ

t.co/qWdmLu5Ud7 t.co/Ktdw7ZJpvp

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