Ed and Amy Give Thanks

Amy and I would like to say that we are thankful for so many things. We are thankful that John 3:16 holds true today as it always has, so we know that God loves us and has made a way for us to be with Him in heaven.

We are thankful for our marriage and our blended family. Our 8 children and our 14 grandchildren plus our parents and siblings. Also for our aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.

We are thankful that God allowed us to be born in a country as great as the USA. With all of her problems, I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

Finally, we are grateful for the ministry opportunities that God provides for us. Our online ministry and podcast work are blessings beyond belief. Because of that ministry work, we are thankful for each and every person that is a part of helping with what we do – those who listen to, read, and watch the podcast, website, and videos we put out.

Please Lord, provide us with more and more opportunities to share your love with others.

Go out and Do The Right Thing!

Ed &Amy Boston

President Trump’s Official Veteran’s Day Proclamation

Veterans Day, 2017

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By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Our veterans represent the very best of America. They have bravely answered the call to serve in the finest military force in the world, and they have earned the dignity that comes with wearing the uniform and defending our great flag. On Veterans Day, we honor all Americans who have served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, both in times of war and peace. For nearly 100 years, since the end of World War I, Veterans Day has given us a time to pay due respect to our veterans, who have passed the torch of liberty from one generation to the next.

Part of paying our respect means recommitting to our Nation’s sacred obligation to care for those who have protected the freedom we often take for granted. I have pledged to provide our service members with the best equipment, resources, and support in the world ‑‑ support that must continue after they return to civilian life as veterans. This is why veterans’ healthcare is a top priority for my Administration. I have signed legislation that improves accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and provides additional funding for the Veterans Choice Program, which ensures veterans continue to receive care in their communities from providers they trust. I have also signed legislation to give veterans GI Bill education benefits for their lifetime, and legislation to fix the VA appeals process, to ensure veterans can access the resources they are rightly due.

Additionally, this Veterans Day, more than 50 years from the beginning of the Vietnam War, I will be in Da Nang, Vietnam, with leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. As we discuss ways to improve economic relationships between the United States and Asia in a country where Americans and Vietnamese once fought a war, we are compelled to recall and recognize the sacrifices of the more than 8 million Vietnam veterans who served here, beginning with those who arrived in the first American troop deployment in 1965 and ending with those who fought through the cease-fire of 1973. These men and women dedicated themselves, during one of the most challenging periods in our history, to promoting freedom across the globe. Many spent years away from their loved ones as they endured the burdens of battle and some experienced profound pain and anguish as their fellow warriors, more than 50,000 of them, lost their lives. Some of these heroes have yet to return home, as 1,253 of America’s sons and daughters still remain missing. Along with our Vietnamese partners, however, we continue to work to account for them and to bring them home to American soil. We will not rest until that work is done.

With respect for, and in recognition of, the contributions our service members have made to the cause of peace and freedom around the world, the Congress has provided (5 U.S.C. 6103(a)) that November 11 of each year shall be set aside as a legal public holiday to honor our Nation’s veterans. As Commander in Chief of our heroic Armed Forces, I humbly thank our veterans and their families as we remember and honor their service and their sacrifice.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2017, as Veterans Day. I encourage all Americans to recognize the fortitude and sacrifice of our veterans through public ceremonies and private thoughts and prayers. I call upon Federal, State, and local officials to display the flag of the United States and to participate in patriotic activities in their communities. I call on all Americans, including civic and fraternal organizations, places of worship, schools, and communities to support this day with commemorative expressions and programs.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this

seventh day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

DONALD J. TRUMP

Beware of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

The topic of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the misinformation that they put out has been on my mind for quite a while. They like to throw around the term “Hate Group” because they know that will get people’s attention in a hurry.

I will admit that many of the 917 entries that SPLC lists really are hate groups and I, as much as anyone else, believe that “real” hate groups need to be exposed for what they are. However, the SPLC goes to the next level and lists legitimate groups that they just disagree with as hate or extremist groups as well.

If you are a Conservative Christian, and you believe that what the Bible says is true and accurate, then you probably would be right along side of groups like  Alliance Defending Freedom, friend of the podcast David Barton of Wallbuilders, and Family Research Council and be considered hate-filled or extremest. Not to give them exposure, but I put links on those groups to show you that SPLC lists them and what they have to say about them.

Many people (mostly uninformed or intentionally close-minded) use the SPLC to reference hate and extremist groups and individuals. My suggestion is that you use another source or do the research yourself, because to me – the Southern Poverty Law Center is an EXTREMIST GROUP itself.

Below is a video from Prager U on this topic, followed by a partial article from PhilanthropyRoundtable.

 

Some People Love to Call Names

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s extremist list isn’t a Consumer Reports guide. It’s a political tool.

At the end of 2016, the Chronicle of ­Philanthropy published an article headlined “Dozens of ‘Hate Groups’ Have Charity Status, Chronicle Study Finds.” The “study” took at face value a list of 900 entities pinned with the “hate” label by a notoriously partisan attack group—the Southern ­Poverty Law Center. Over the years, numerous investigators have pointed out that most of the scary KKK and Nazi and militia groups that the SPLC insists are lurking under our beds are actually ghost entities, with no employees, no address, hardly any followers, and little or no footprint. But “hate groups” and “extremist organizations” are great copy, especially for fundraising (more on that below). So the SPLC list of stormtroopers-in-our-midst is catnip for journalists looking for dramatic stories.

When the Chronicle’s reporter found that 63 of the groups tarred as dangerous by the SPLC are actually IRS-approved charities, did this spark concerns about the accuracy and fairness of the “haters” list? No, just the opposite. The Chroniclewondered if the IRS “is essentially granting government subsidies to groups holding views that millions of Americans may find abhorrent.”

One month later came another example of journalism built on the tendentious SPLC definitions of who, in ­America’s roiling democratic give and take, is evil. The Los Angeles Times wrote in a January 2017 story that a donor who owns “the world’s second largest presenter of live music, sports, and entertainment…has donated to a number of anti-LGBTQ groups such as Alliance Defending Freedom, National Christian Foundation, and Family Research Council. A number of these organizations have been listed as ‘extremist groups’ by the Southern Poverty Law Center.”

Finish reading this very informative article by clicking here.

2018 Dove Awards Results

Since 1970 the GMA Dove Awards has honored outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian Music. The show celebrates our rich musical diversity. Awards are presented to individuals representing modern Rock, Rap/Hip Hop, Pop/Contemporary, Inspirational, Southern Gospel, Urban, Bluegrass, Country, Worship and more!

We would like to give a shout out to friends of the podcast Hillsong United and Jaci Velasquez who brought home awards.

Here is Hillsong with their award winning Song of the Year and Worship Song of the Year “What A Beautiful Name”.

A winner’s list is below the video.