Successful … and depressed! Here’s why!

By Paul Bremmer It’s a tired old saying: “Money can’t buy happiness.” But why does it seem to have the exact opposite effect and buy misery for so many people? Why do so many rich and famous entertainers turn to drugs, alcohol or even suicide in some cases? According to personal financial manager Jody Tallal, it all starts with understanding the human need for boundaries. “We are creatures that are very comfortable by defined boundaries,” Tallal said during a recent appearance on “Caravan to Midnight.” “We’re given boundaries as children, if we’re raised properly. We know what we’re allowed to do and what we’re not allowed to do, and if we cross the boundary we’re promptly reprimanded and we get back inside. That creates safety.” Once children grow into adults, their boundaries in life are defined by money, Tallal noted. “Each of us that are working are getting money, and that defines who we are financially – what kind of home we can live in, what kind of car we can drive, where we can eat at restaurants and when – and we all want more,” he said. “That’s a natural thing. We all want more, so we daydream, and ...

Uh-oh! With ISIS expelled, militias clash in new Iraq conflict

By Greg Corombos Coalition-supported Iraqi Kurds helped run ISIS out of northern Iraq (Photo: U.S. Department of Defense) While ISIS is pushed to the brink of extinction, the Shiite militias and Kurdish fighters who drove the purported caliphate out of Iraq are now fighting each other over control of key areas in northern Iraq, and a decorated U.S. general says the ones who benefit are the mullahs in Iran. NBC News reports Monday that Shiite militias are launching a “major, multi-pronged attack” aimed at taking away the critically important city of Kirkuk from Kurdish control. The Kurdish Peshmerga successfully defended Kirkuk from ISIS three years ago as the Islamists were sweeping through northern and western Iraq and prompting the official Iraqi forces to throw down their weapons and flee from the invaders. Further complicating matters is the non-binding Kurdish referendum on independence last month. The vote passed easily but was seen by the Iraqi government and other anti-Kurdish elements as inflammatory. Get the hottest, most important news stories on the Internet – delivered FREE to your inbox as soon as they break! Take just 30 seconds and sign up for WND’s Email News Alerts! When ISIS was routed out of ...

Why does Jesus say to ‘shake the dust off your feet’?

By -NO AUTHOR- Actor Jim Caviezel portraying Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ.” It’s among the most intriguing statements ever spoken by Jesus, and yet it’s rarely ever discussed, let alone explained, in church. The instruction by the Son of God to “shake the dust” off our feet has had countless believers wondering what He was really talking about. Now, a brand-new book championing the truth of the Bible and surprising readers with stunning statements in Scripture is proffering a clear explanation of the mysterious declaration. “When people read the Bible, it is important to connect the dots between Scriptures, because the Bible explains itself,” says Joe Kovacs, author of the best-selling “Shocked by the Bible 2.” “We cannot expect to understand the meaning of something cryptic by making wild guesses. It’s important to read the Bible, and by that I mean the ENTIRE Bible, and accept the words on the page to develop a good grasp about what its terms and symbols mean.” The command about shaking the dust off of feet is found in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, and comes as Jesus is dispatching His disciples to spread the Good News about the kingdom ...

Christian filmmakers give notice to court: Stop censorship

By Bob Unruh A team of Minnesota filmmakers is giving notice to a federal court that the censorship of their work must stop. Lawyers representing Carl and Angel Larsen of Telescope Media Group have filed a notice of appeal to the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals of a lower court’s decision regarding their challenge to a state law “that allows Minnesota officials to control the stories they tell.” They are represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom, whose lawyers say the law “forces them to use their creative talents to promote same-sex marriages if they produce films that celebrate marriage between one man and one woman.” The lower court dismissed their complaint, which requested that the enforcement of the law be suspended while their case is decided. Instead, the court simply dismissed the case, meaning “the Larsens have to continue censoring their own speech about marriage to avoid violating the law.” “Creative professionals who engage in the expression of ideas shouldn’t be threatened with fines and jail simply for having a particular point of view about marriage that the government may not favor,” said ADF Senior Counsel Jeremy Tedesco. “People should have the freedom to disagree on critical matters of ...

Tribes gather in D.C. to ask for national apology

By -NO AUTHOR- (CBN) Many American Christians are seeking a third great awakening. But Native Americans among them say you can’t have a national revival without national repentance. But these First Nation tribes are doing what they can to bring it about. This week they held a gathering in the nation’s capitol called All Tribes D.C. They enjoyed worship, singing, dancing and pounding of drums. But also came for a national cause. Their leader First Nation Apostle Negile Bigpond told CBN News, “All Tribes D.C. Is a vision to change a nation. To release the Great Awakening…the Great Revival.” They’re working to see prophecies fulfilled that go all the way back to Billy Graham. Source:: World Net Daily Faith Share this: ...

Sam Houston: As big as legend suggests

By Bill Federer Sam Houston At age 16, Sam Houston ran off to live with Cherokee Indians on the Tennessee River in 1809. His great great-grandfather, Sir John Houston, had an estate in Scotland. His great-grandfather, also named John Houston, emigrated from Scotland to Pennsylvania in 1735, then to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, where he and other Scots-Irish settlers founded the Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church. Sam Houston’s father fought in the American Revolution as a major in Morgan’s Rifle Brigade. He died moving his family to Tennessee in 1807. Tennessee was recently admitted into the United States in 1796, during President George Washington’s administration. Tennessee’s 1796 Constitution stated: “Article VIII, Section II: No person who denies the being of God, or a future state of rewards and punishments, shall hold any office in the civil department of this State.” Running off to live with the Cherokee, 16-year-old Sam Houston was adopted by Chief Oolooteka and given the name “Raven.” Three years later, Sam Houston returned to Knox County, Tennessee, and opened a one-room schoolhouse – the first school built in the state. He joined the army and fought in the War of 1812. “Red Stick” Creek Indians were supplied with arms ...

Millennials ditching religion for witchcraft, astrology

By -NO AUTHOR- (Marketwatch) When Coco Layne, a Brooklyn-based producer, meets someone new these days, the first question that comes up in conversation isn’t “Where do you live?” or “What do you do?” but “What’s your sign?” “So many millennials read their horoscopes every day and believe them,” Layne, who is involved in a number of nonreligious spiritual practices, said. “It is a good reference point to identify and place people in the world.” Interest in spirituality has been booming in recent years while interest in religion plummets, especially among millennials. The majority of Americans now believe it is not necessary to believe in God to have good morals, a study from Pew Research Center released Wednesday found. The percentage of people between the ages of 18 and 29 who “never doubt existence of God” fell from 81% in 2007 to 67% in 2012. Source:: World Net Daily Faith Share this: ...

Marines experiment with instant repairs on equipment

By -NO AUTHOR- The U.S. Marines are experimenting with the idea of instant repairs, in the field, of their equipment, according to a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. They’re using a technology already incorporated in the business world – 3-D printing. “We’re at the tip of the iceberg as to what capabilities this can bring,” Capt. Justin Carrasco said in a report from the Marines. Carrasco is with the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, the first infantry battalion in the Marine Corps to begin using a 3-D printer. The experiments are going on at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The idea is simply to remove the wait for parts, within some limits, that need to be replaced in the field. The printers are being used to make the components on the spot. “It doesn’t take much work behind the scenes,” Carrasco explained. “You’re limited by your imagination.” Examples are a gas cap for a vehicle, a hand-guard for a weapon and a front-sight post on a light anti-armor weapon trainer. For the rest of this report, and more, please go to Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. Source:: World Net Daily – World Share this: ...

G7 ministers creating worldwide ‘terrorist directory’

By -NO AUTHOR- Amid reports Friday that G7 nations and several tech companies, such as Google and Facebook, were deploying new measures to block jihadist propaganda on the Internet, INTERPOL announced its own effort, says a new report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. The global law-enforcement alliance wants to create and maintain a list of known terrorists worldwide. The G7 effort, which aims to take jihadist content offline within two hours, was praised by Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti as “the first steps toward a great alliance in the name of freedom,” reported Agence France-Presse. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke said, “Our enemies are moving at the speed of a tweet and we need to counter them just as quickly.” But it was just one of the moves proposed at this week’s meetings of G7 interior ministers in Italy. The other is a call for organization, within INTERPOL, of a global platform of information about known foreign terrorist fighters. The international group that organizers cooperative police efforts worldwide noted it already has nearly 40,000 such “fighters” in its files, “making it the world’s largest repository of such information.” G7 interior ministers endorsed the plan to have INTERPOL hold and ...

Germany: Full censorship now official

By -NO AUTHOR- (Gatestone Institute) A new German law introducing state censorship on social media platforms came into effect on October 1, 2017. The new law requires social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, to censor their users on behalf of the German state. Social media companies are obliged to delete or block any online “criminal offenses” such as libel, slander, defamation or incitement, within 24 hours of receipt of a user complaint — regardless of whether or the content is accurate or not. Social media companies receive seven days for more complicated cases. If they fail to do so, the German government can fine them up to 50 million euros for failing to comply with the law. Source:: World Net Daily – World Share this: ...