God Still Blesses!

Jesus Blessing
Hey all! I just wanted to share with you all what God has done in my life the past couple of weeks. I have been trying to get into George Stone Technical Center to go for PC Support Services A+ Certification. I have not been in school for 20 years and here I am having to take the T.A.B.E. (Test of Adult Basic Education). I am very poor in math but I study for it and have a spiritual mentor who helped me with the test. Well, my goal was a 9.0 (9th Grade education level) and I ended up with a 12.0 (12th Grade level Education). I prayed constantly to God and He kept me calm and relaxed as well as brought the knowledge forward. He blessed me for sure!

Next, I applied for the PELL grant and again, He blessed me with the means to pay for my supplies with the grant! I had to make sure I took the College Placement Test and earned my Ability-To-Benefit status for financial aid. Blessings just keep on coming! I thought I was going to have to go to school part time because no full time spots were opened up. I get home from getting my financial aid and start eatting lunch. The phone rings. BAM!! I get to go full time now!! I know this all comes from God!

God still answers blessings people!! You must pray with a sincere heart! You must seek the kingdom first! As it says in scripture:

Do Not Worry (NKJV Matthew 6:25-34, Sermon on the Mount of Olives)

25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

God is alive, people! He is! I have witnessed His glory and power first hand and there are NONE who can ever take that away from me! He loves every last one of you and He shall ALWAYS be sovereign! Praise be to Him above all others! May God bless you all! Jesus saves!


Wow, Putin trying to be a new Czar?

Vladimir Putin

It seems that not only will Russian president Vladimir Putin will win the election but has some ideas of his own for the future. He intends on spending $772 BILLION on strengthening the military of Russia. No one knows what if Russia will defend Iran/Syria from Israel but I do believe Putin is waiting for a chance to flex military muscle to the world.

Prophetically, I see Putin taking up the position spoken of in Ezekiel 38 & 39 as the king from the North. Things keep on shaping up for the future as spoken of by Ezekiel the Prophet. More and more we are getting closer to once again God showing the world just who He is again.

Google’s New Privacy Policy

Well, this comes from Computer Business Review site at:

EU looks set to investigate ‘lawfulness and fairness’ of new rules that will see user data shared across all Google services

Google is pushing ahead with its controversial new data privacy policy, despite warnings from the EU that the new rules may be illegal.

Essentially the new policy, which came into play March 1, means that data from one Google service, such as YouTube, Blogger, Gmail or the search itself, can be shared across all Google products. Google claims this is a simplification of its rules, with 60 policies being condensed into one.

The company says the changes will enable it to offer more personalised and therefore relevant search results and targeted advertising, which still makes up around 95% of Google’s revenues.

Users are unable to opt out of the new rules if they wish the continue using Google’s services, the Guardian reports.

Privacy watchers are concerned at the changes and have asked Google to delay rolling out its new policy. Google has twice so far rejected these requests.

French privacy regulator CNIL is taking the lead in the fight-back against Google, calling for another delay. In a letter dated February 27, it has confirmed that it has launched an investigation into the privacy changes.

“The CNIL and the EU data protection authorities are deeply concerned about the combination of data across services and have strong doubts about the lawfulness and fairness of such processing,” it said in a statement.

“While the CNIL and the EU data protection authorities welcome Google’s initiative to streamline and simplify its privacy policies, they firmly believe that this effort should not be conducted at the expense of transparency and comprehensiveness,” the statement added.

“By merging the privacy policies of its services, Google makes it impossible to understand which purposes, personal data, recipients or access rights are relevant to the use of a specific service,” the CNIL continued. “As such, Google’s new policy fails to meet the requirements of the European Data Protection Directive (95/46/CE) regarding the information that must be provided to data subjects.”

A list of questions on the new policies will be sent to Google by mid-March, the CNIL confirmed.

Big Brother Watch has also voiced its concerns. The privacy organisation has carried out research which claims nine in 10 people haven’t read the new policies while 47% of regular Google users did not even know changes were imminent.

“We have called for the company to not implement the new policy until its impact is fully understood and consumers can be confident there is adequate privacy protection in place,” Big Brother Watch director Nick Pickles said.

“Companies should not be allowed to bury in legal jargon and vague statements how they handle our personal information, and it is very positive that the Article 29 Working Group are seeking to ensure consumers understand what the detail of Google’s new privacy policy means,” Pickles added. “If people don’t understand what is happening to their personal information, how can they make an informed choice about using a service?”

Google has defended the changes and said it is willing to talk to European regulators. “As we’ve said several times over the past week, while our privacy policies will change on 1st March, our commitment to our privacy principles is as strong as ever,” Google’s global privacy counsel Peter Fleischer wrote in response to the CNIL letter.

“We are confident that our new simple, clear and transparent privacy policy respects all European data protection laws and principles,” Fleischer added.

Writing on the Official Google blog, Alma Whitten, Director of Privacy, Product and Engineering, added: “Because we’re making these changes, over time we’ll be able to improve our products in ways that help our users get the most from the web.”

“The new policy doesn’t change any existing privacy settings or how any personal information is shared outside of Google. We aren’t collecting any new or additional information about users. We won’t be selling your personal data. And we will continue to employ industry-leading security to keep your information safe,” Whitten added.

From the Associated Press: More Israel

Yet more news of Israel concerning the Israel vs Iran tensions.

Israeli leader to US to talk about Iran tensions

By AMY TEIBEL, Associated Press – 5 hours ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister sets off this week on a U.S. visit clouded by a deepening rift with Washington, which is pressing Israel to hold off on any attack against Iran’s suspect nuclear program.

Although Israel says it hasn’t decided whether to strike, it has signaled readiness to do so — a move that would have deep worldwide implications.

Senior Israeli officials say Israel would have to act by summer in order to be effective. U.S. officials, wary that an Israeli strike could drive up oil prices and entangle the U.S. in a new Mideast military confrontation during the presidential election season, want to give diplomacy and sanctions more time to work.

These differences have created tension ahead of Benjamin Netanyahu’s arrival at the White House next Monday. Aides to the Israeli leader would not say what he plans to tell President Barack Obama.

“The meeting will be a good opportunity to clarify both sides’ stands on … how to act against the Iranian nuclear threat, which both sides agree is grave,” Vice Premier Moshe Yaalon told Israel Radio.

Israel’s Haaretz and Israel Hayom newspapers reported Wednesday that Netanyahu wants Obama to deliver an explicit military threat to Iran in a joint statement to be issued after the meeting.

Differing assessments of urgency underlie the disagreements on Iran.

Israel considers a nuclear-armed Iran to be a threat to the existence of the Jewish state. It cites Iranian leaders’ repeated calls for Israel’s destruction, support for anti-Israel militant groups and its arsenal of ballistic missiles that are already capable of striking Israel. It also fears a nuclear Iran would touch off an atomic weapons race in a region hostile to Israel’s existence.

Israel itself is thought to have a significant arsenal of nuclear weapons, though it does not admit that as a matter of policy.

Israel takes little comfort in the U.S. assessment, reiterated Tuesday by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, that Tehran has not decided whether to build a nuclear bomb. Iran denies it is making nuclear weapons.

Israeli officials note that the U.N. nuclear agency said recently that Tehran is rapidly moving ahead with a key elements associated with bomb making, and Iran is moving its nuclear operations deeper underground. They believe these developments are strong signs of Iranian intentions.

Experts say work on a bomb could begin within a year, if not earlier, but Israeli officials who favor a strike do not want Iran to reach that point. Defense Minister Ehud Barak recently fueled speculation about an Israeli strike by warning the window of opportunity was closing.

Israeli officials have told the U.S. it will not give any warning of an impending attack — a development confirmed by a U.S. intelligence official this week.

In Washington Wednesday, White House spokesman Jay Carney brushed off reports that Netanyahu would press Obama to spell out terms for a military strike.

“Iran has not broken out and started to pursue a weapon,” Carney said, “so there is time and space to continue to pursue the policy that we have been pursuing since the president took office.

Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Congress this week he has not counseled Israel against attacking Iran. Instead, he said, “we’ve had a conversation with them about time” and added he would “absolutely not” take military force against Iran off the table.

Dempsey, U.S. national security adviser Tom Donilon and director of national intelligence James Clapper have all been sent by Obama recently to pressure Israel to hold off.

The U.S. and Europe have approved tough sanctions on Iran’s central bank and its key oil sector that are to go into effect this summer. They believe these measures must be given time to work.

Israel has welcomed the sanctions, but it is skeptical they will persuade Iran to back down. Israeli officials believe that by the time the toughest sanctions go into effect this summer, it may be too late to strike.

U.S. officials and others think an Israeli attack could set back the Iranian program a few years at most.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has expressed reservations about the effectiveness of an attack on Iran’s heavily fortified nuclear facilities and Dempsey has publicly questioned whether it would be worth risking the cascade of consequences liable to follow.

Barak met in Washington Wednesday with Dempsey and Panetta to discuss the Iran issue. No details were made public.

The Iranian nuclear threat is a world problem and not Israel’s alone, said Danny Yatom, a former head of Israel’s Mossad spy agency. Even a temporary setback to the nuclear program would be useful, Yatom said, because it would buy the world time to try to knock it out entirely.

Iran has warned it would pummel Israel with missiles if attacked, and it could also recruit its allies, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, to attack Israel with rockets and missiles from closer range.

Tehran could also block the Strait of Hormuz, a key transit route for the world’s oil tankers, or strike Gulf targets such as Bahrain, home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet. Either move could send global oil prices skyrocketing and draw the U.S. military into the conflict.

The disagreements over Iran have stoked the tensions that have characterized relations between the Obama and Netanyahu governments, primarily over frozen Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking, which pointedly seems to be a non-issue in the upcoming visit.

Additional reporting from AP National Security Correspondent Anne Gearan in Washington.

Copyright © 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

None But Jesus

This is definately one of my favorite Christian songs. It is performed by Hillsong and is called “None But Jesus”. Enjoy!

In the quiet

In the stillness

I know that You are God

In the secret of Your presence

I know there I am restored

When You call i won’t refuse

Each new day again I’ll choose

There is no one else for me

None but Jesus

Crucified to set me free

Now I live to bring Him praise

In the chaos in confusion

I know You’re sovereign still

In the moment of my weakness

You give me grace to do Your will

When You call I won’t delay

This my song through all my days

All my delight is in You Lord

All of my hope

All of my strength

All my delight is in You Lord

Forever more

Picture Speaks Well, Doesn’t It?

Jesus Homeless

This picture is so true. We will praise Jesus, who humbled himself so much he did not have wealth or fortune…. even a home for himself. We give Him our love and receive His but I have a question for you… do you really love Him? Cause it says in scripture if we do not love our brother we do not love God.

I hope you remember that when you walk past a homeless man that you might be walking past another family member in Christ. My prayer is that no one is ignored and we are all loved as Christ/God loves us.