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When pushing back on bullies

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Thursday, January 24, 2019
When I was in grade school, I was somewhat a scrawny kid, bookish, eager to learn. Some of the other kids saw this as weakness and they often picked on me. Back then, there was no cry-babying about bullies. You had to figure out your own way to stop them or they would just keep on pushing you around. One day, Jeff Williams, one of the bullies who was about three times bigger than me, decided to push my buttons. He had been shoving me around and making nasty comments all day. We were getting on the school bus and he pushed me out of the doorway and called me a name. So I followed him on the bus and sat next to him. What was about to happen surprised everyone and changed everything.
He was in the middle on the bench seat and was surprised I sat next to him. At least a head taller than me, he towered over me even as we sat down. I asked him what he called me when he pushed me out of the school bus door. He smirked as he looked around. By this time it seemed all the kids on the bus were looking to see what would happen. Jeff repeated himself loud enough for everyone to hear, and added "what do you think about that?" I replied, "This is what I think about it" as I punched him in the face as hard as I could, breaking his glasses and giving him a bloody nose. He cried like a baby. And that was the beginning of the end to people bullying me. Jeff and I actually became friends afterwards. 
Fast forward to today. Trump cancelled use of US military aircraft for a Pelosi-led Democrat junket to Belgium, Egypt and Afghanistan, causing the media apoplexy. CNN's Jake Tapper went so far as to say, "The president of the United States is using the US military to get revenge on the speaker of the House." Really? Trump says he will allow the government to shut down if the Democrats don't provide enough funding to secure the border. The Democrats stub up and shut down the government. Pelosi unprecedentedly disinvites the president to give the State of the Union address and the president fights back by cancelling their junket. So the president is using the military against the Speaker of the House like some third world dictatorship. Wow. Think about the spin on that one.
We have had such weak leaders in the White House for so long that when one stands up to the bullies, nobody knows what to say-just like the people on the bus watching me slam Jeff Williams. It's OK for the bully to bully and claim the high ground, but when someone pushes back, it's all of a sudden a horrible breach of etiquette. Our government and leadership is a mess right now. Someone needs to stand for some common sense and put an end to all this "idiocracy." 'Seems an ilk of American society has been too passive for too long and now it will take harsh action to correct the situation. Psalm 101:5-6 says, "Whoso privily slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that has a high look and a proud heart will I not suffer. My eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land." Let's be faithful in standing for what is right.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson


Caring for those even the Church ignores: 
The Disabled in Ghana

By Pastor William Agbeti

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UN figures put persons living with disabilities in the world at 20% of the global population. 80% of this number can be found in developing countries. In Ghana alone, there are some 3 million persons living with various forms of disabilities. 
Our Ghana ministry serves where others will not.This two-day residential program for children with disabilities provide food, clothing and recreation

Their plight is demoralizing. Many in the Ghanaian society consider them taboos. Scores of local churches have not opened their doors to them. Several families neglect their disabled children, to fend for themselves. Sadly, some communities go to the extreme to put a newly born disabled child into a mortar and use a pestle to pound it to death, with the belief that their souls will not return to the communities again. In the main, the disabled are ostracized from the society. Only a handful of homes, families and communities treat them with a modicum of respect and acceptance. Read the rest of the story by clicking here

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