Archaeological find: the priestly blessing of Numbers 6:24-26


The LORD spoke to Moses to instruct to Aaron and his priestly sons to bless the people of Israel with this blessing:

The LORD bless you and keep you;
The LORD make his face to shine on you and be gracious to you;
The LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.

Num. 6:24-26

After my family’s nightly bedtime prayer, this is the blessing I give my daughter each time, as I lay my hands on, or over, her head.  And of course, this is the very familiar blessing we receive at the end of our worship services.  I am blown away that these are very similar words spoken by the priests from the 7th century BCE.

Unknown to many people, is an archaeological discovery made in 1979 at Ketef Hinnom, just southwest of the old city wall of Jerusalem.  A team, led by Gabriel Barkay, found…

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How Many Flowers Have To Die (Tears For Parkland, Florida)

The Lonely Author


How Many Flowers Have To Die

Beautiful gardens full of life

warming us with their hope.

Gardens so full of innocence,

the innocence we lose every

time a storm of hate invades.

When will we cultivate love,

or are we waiting to discover

how many flowers have to die.

Photo from Google Images.

My deepest condolences to the the victims, families, and community of Parkland, Florida.  Florida.

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Near Death Experiences – Beyond Belief?

Hieronymus Bosch via Wikipedia

A Near Death Experience (NDE) is a personal experience reported by those who have been revived after being clinically dead or, alternately, by those who have approached the point of death.

Religious and non-religious persons, alike, have reported NDEs.

Although specific details differ, a large number of reports from so-called developed nations could be summarized as follows:

• A person leaves the body and watches a medical team trying to revive them

• A glorious, warm light appears at the end of a tunnel as if a portal to another dimension has opened

• If the deceased person enters the portal, the light grows larger and they are suffused with a profound sense of belonging and love

• Others report being greeted by departed friends, loved ones or spiritual beings

• Individuals are often told (or sense) they must return to their bodies to do more…

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Satanic Temple Triumphs in Red-State Battle for Abortion Rights Chalk one up for the champions of religious freedom.

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Satanic Temple Triumphs in Red-State Battle for Abortion Rights
Chalk one up for the champions of religious freedom.

By Emily C. Bell / AlterNet

Women just scored a major legislative victory, with an assist of sorts from the Prince of Darkness. On Wednesday, Missouri Solicitor General D. John Sauer determined that women are not required to receive an ultrasound in order to have an abortion, a ruling that follows the Satanic Temple’s decision to sue the state on the grounds that the restriction represented a violation of an unnamed woman’s personal religious beliefs.
Speaking in court regarding Missouri Statute 188.027 item number four, Sauer declared, “it’s the position of the State that an ultrasound does not have to be conducted unless a person says they want the opportunity to hear the fetal heartbeat.”
In a press release that was recorded and played before the court, the Satanic Temple added, “Mr. Sauer affirms that the State’s interpretation of statute (MO Rev Stat § 188.027) is that women only be offered the ‘opportunity,’ to have an ultrasound and listen to the fetal heartbeat, and if a woman declines hearing the audio, the ultrasound need not be performed and the requirement has been satisfied.”
The lawsuit, filed on behalf of a member of the Satanic Temple identified only as “Mary Doe,” “challenged the informed consent law under both the state’s religious freedom restoration act (section 1.302, RSMo) and the establishment clause of the First Amendment to the federal constitution,” according to the case summary.

Under the informed consent law, Doe was required to listen to her unborn child’s fetal heartbeat during a 72-hour waiting period prior to her abortion procedure. She also received a booklet that contained information about “the probable anatomical and physiological characteristics of the unborn child at two-week gestational increments from conception to full term.” Printed in the booklet was a statement that read, “The life of each human being begins at conception. Abortion will terminate the life of a separate, unique, living human being.”
As the case summary reveals, Doe presented a letter to the doctors at the clinic that informed them, “she adheres to principles of the Satanic temple and has sincerely held religious beliefs different from the information in the informed consent booklet.” The letter “further absolved the doctors of their responsibility to deliver the booklet to her or to wait 72 hours before performing her abortion, advising them she voluntarily, freely and without coercion was choosing to have the abortion that day.”
Her entreaty was ignored.

The Satanic Temple describes itself as a “non-theistic religious organization dedicated to Satanic practice and the promotion of Satanic rights.” Its followers are not Satanists, worshipping at the altar of Beelzebub, but those who “see the biblical Satan as a metaphor for rebellion against tyranny,” according to One of the seven tenets of the Satanic Temple is that, “One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.”

On behalf of the Satanic Temple, spokesperson Jex Blackmore said in a statement, “Missouri’s state-mandated informed consent booklets explicitly say that life begins at conception, which is a non-medical religious viewpoint that many people disagree with. Forcing women to read this information and then wait 72-hours to consider the State’s opinion is a clear violation of the Establishment Clause.”
The case is currently being heard by the Supreme Court of Missouri. A separate federal case is concurrently wending its way through the St. Louis Appeals circuit.





Father God, there are no words to express how filthy I feel, every time I break Your heart. The guilt and the shame are overwhelming! Lord, I need Your touch right now. I am so sick of being “born again” and still doing the things I hate doing. As it is written in Romans 7:15, Like Paul I am conflicted.” , “For I do not do what I want, but do the very thing that I hate, I am so sorry! Father, I ask for Your forgiveness right now. I am shocked that my life has come to a point, where even some sins don’t affect me at all. Father, I have some hard layers on my heart that need peeling. Please give me a 100% heart of flesh.

The hardness is a barrier between us that I can’t stand! I love You and I am so regrettably sorry for my selfish actions. Thank You for Your forgiveness Lord. Without forgiveness I am nothing. With Your forgiveness I am whole again. Father God, I also ask forgiveness of all the negative and harmful words, I have spoken about myself. I do not want to abuse myself in such a way again. Transform my thoughts and let me understand how marvelously you made me. Please change my habits so I use my tongue to speak hope and favor upon my life, In Jesus’ name. I repent O God most merciful for all my sins; for every thought that was false or unjust or unclean; for every word spoken that ought not to have been spoken; and for every deed done that ought not to have been done; I repent for every deed and word and thought inspired by selfishness, and for every deed and word and thought inspired by hatred. I repent most specially for every lustful thought and every lustful action; for every lie; for all hypocrisy; for every promise given but not fulfilled, and for all slander and backbiting. Most specially also, I repent for every action that has brought ruin to others, for every word and deed that has given others pain;

and for every wish that pain should befall others. In Your unbounded mercy, I kindly ask you to forgive me, O God, for all these sins committed by me, and to forgive me for my constant failures, to think and speak and act according to Your will. My Lord Jesus, I repent of all the sin in my life. I repent of the sins that I know of, and the sins that I don’t know of. If there is any sin that I don’t know of, please bring it to my mind that I may repent. Please forgive me Lord of any pride, rebellion, vanity, jealousy, judging, distrust, prejudice, dishonesty, theft, greed, spiritual adultery or fornication, or any spiritual murder, in Jesus name. Please forgive me if there is any refusal or inability to forgive others. Please help me forgive as you forgive. I thank you Lord Jesus for washing me clean with the holy blood. I thank you Lord for creating in me a clean heart, and renewing a right spirit within me, a spirit that will worship you, glorify you, and serve you for the rest of my life, in Jesus name.

Thank You Lord for blotting out my transgressions for Your own sake, and that You will not remember my sins. Thank you Lord that If I confess my sins, You are faithful and just to forgive my sins and to cleanse me from all unrighteousness, as it is written in your word in First of John 1:9. Thank you my Lord Jesus that you forgive all my iniquities, you heal all my diseases, you redeem my life from destruction, and crown me with loving-kindness and tender mercies. I pray all of this in the mighty name of my Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ,  Amen.
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Satanistischer Hintergrund für Touristen-Suizide auf Kefalonia?

Brights - Die Natur des Zweifels

Kefalonia (Satellitenbild) – Nasa

Ein Paar aus Deutschland kam durch zahlreiche Messerstiche in einem Ferienhaus ums Leben. Fremdverschulden wird ausgeschlossen, es gibt dafür Indizien für ein okkultes Ritual mit Todesfolge, so die Polizei.


Zwei Touristen, die sich – oder einander – über den Jahreswechsel in einem Ferienhaus auf der griechischen Insel Kefalonia umgebracht hatten, könnten dafür ein Motiv aus dem Bereich des Okkulten, ja des praktizierten Satanismus in ultimativer Konsequenz gehabt haben: Das berichteten griechische Medien am Dienstag unter Berufung auf Polizeikreise. Die Beamten hätten nämlich im Haus nahe des Ortes Vlachata Pentagramme, in Symbolform aufgestellte Kerzen und andere “teuflische” Hinweise gefunden.


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