Looking Up — Lunar Eclipse over Dallas by Mike Mezeul

Looking Up by Mike Mezeul II

Dallas 9/28/15: After spending 5 hours on a rooftop with an incredible view of Dallas, I was able to create this composite image showing the moons transition from full moon, to full lunar eclipse, and back. Each moon image was shot approximately 10 minutes apart to capture the entire transition. I hope you all enjoy! Please share! Prints available, link in image comments! Shot on a Nikon D810 #Nikon Photo via Mike Mezeul on Facebook

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Save the Date for The Precinct Project with Porter Davis — Tuesday Oct 6th

Final The Precinct Project Plan Flyer

Flyer above to print and share / text version below to copy and paste for email sharing.

Our team has been praying for our city, state, and nation for several years now.  We believe that this message is on time and will be important for everyone to hear.  Porter Davis has posted his vision for this plan online and you can read about it here (downloadable book version).  We are excited to have him come to Bartlesville to talk about it in person and answer questions.  He will share about how we can take back our cities for life and for liberty.  I believe that in the days ahead “pockets of land will be protected”.  I believe this message will help us to be a part of that network of believers working together, helping our neighbors, and walking in His Way.  Come and see if you agree~

The Precinct Project Plan — for politics and for survival in tough times!

Speaker: Porter Davis (former Oklahoma State Rep)

When: Tuesday, October 6th 6P-8P

Where: Luigi’s Restaurant – Backroom
(generally expected that you will order something for use of private room)
3822 E Frank Phillips Blvd Bartlesville OK (near Goodwill)

RSVP to 918.440.6876 (leave name and number attending as a msg)

Facebook Event for RSVP here

Everyone is invited so come and bring a friend!

Brought to you by the Washington County Grassroots Prayer Team

For more information see Precinct Leader Project

Precinct Maps are available online here for Oklahoma

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WCSPCA Shelter is Full – Please Consider Adoption Today!

WCSPCA The Shelter is Full 2015

“We need forever homes to live in and humans to love and entertain as well. Please drop by and be mine!” ‪#‎cats‬ ‪#‎dogs‬ ‪#‎4life‬ ‪#‎WCSPCA‬

The Shelter is Full!  We are overflowing with dogs and cats, so until further notice, our prices are dogs $50; cats $10.  Adopt one feline, get another free!

Washington County SPCA
16620 State Hwy 123  Bartlesville, OK

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Prayer Warrior Tips for Taking Back our Cities

Taking our Cities Back

by Patti Finney Compton
September 2015

UNITE TO IGNITE THE FIRE – work in teams whenever and wherever possible!

Holy Ghost Set This World on Fire cropped copy
We want to cover our cities in prayer as the Lord leads each one of us. This may include mapping, decreeing and declaring, walk abouts, driving cars praying, setting aside a set time to pray, fasting, walking neighborhoods, communion, using your prayer language, incorporating teams to pray with you at strategic points in your cities and neighborhoods. Be led of the Lord. Let the Lord unveil and reveal His chosen strategies for your city. God may require different strategies for different cities. As you pray for your city, please add your country.

We want everyone covered in prayer. Let’s bless each person on this watch and the cities and countries they are standing in the gap for. Pray for your borders and the gates of cities. Pray for the border of the USA and each of your Countries. Pray that God will give us back the Keys to our cities.

Some Simple Reminders:
Pull out your spiritual toolbox and lets get those tools ready. Some of them might be a little rusty.

1. Cover yourself, your home and families in the Blood.
2. Read the Word Daily
3. Set aside a specific time to pray.
4. Seek the Lord.
5. Stand in Faith and Believe.
6. Take Communion
7. Use your Prayer Language
8. Watch your eye gate and ear gates, especially, during this time.
9. Examine yourself and your heart daily
10. Stay close to the Lord during this time.
11. Speak those things which be not as tho they were. There is power of life and death in the tongue.
12. Daily journal and share.
13. Put on and keep on the Full Armor of God.
14. Blow the Shofar — N S E W.
15. Anoint yourself daily
16. Speak out the Lord’s Prayer
17. Repent
18. Be in expectation
19. Operate out of your position, not your condition.

Alright Prayer Warriors:  Let’s get ready to rock and roll our cities, countries and territories.

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[Editor’s Note:  If you want to be a part of the Washington County Prayer Team, please let me or someone else on the team know that and we will make every effort to include you in the meetings.  We are actively praying for Bartlesville and surrounding areas along with our state and our nation in these critical times as the Spirit leads/sc]

Astronomy vs Astrology — One to Study and One to Leave Alone!

Deuteronomy 18:9-14

When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.

10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.

11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

13 Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God.

The One who set the stars in place should know best about our proper interpretation of the signs in the heavenlies.  While I believe His instructions in Deuteronomy are crystal clear on the topic, I found a really great modern day article which I will share with you.  However, I want to preface that with an important thought. The definition of ‘an observer of times’ is sometimes given as one using divination or magic.  Anytime we are seeking information about the future, or guidance from above, it is best to go straight to our Heavenly Father. He wants us to come to Him and seek His will and His ways in all matters. He wants an active relationship with us.  He tells us not to seek guidance from anything other than Him for best results and for our own well being.

Question: “What does the Bible say about astrology or the zodiac? Is astrology something a Christian should study?”

(GQ) Answer: The Bible has much to say about the stars. Most basic to our understanding of the stars is that God created them. They show His power and majesty. The heavens are God’s “handiwork” (Psalm 8:3; 19:1). He has all the stars numbered and named (Psalm 147:4).


A celestial map from the 17th century, by the Dutch cartographer Frederik de Wit. (source Wikipedia)

continue reading via Got Questions –  paragraphs quoted here noted with (GQ)

(GQ) Astrology is the “interpretation” of an assumed influence the stars (and planets) exert on human destiny. This is a false belief. The royal astrologers of the Babylonian court were put to shame by God’s prophet Daniel (Daniel 1:20) and were powerless to interpret the king’s dream (Daniel 2:27). God specifies astrologers as among those who will be burned as stubble in God’s judgment (Isaiah 47:13-14). Astrology as a form of divination is expressly forbidden in Scripture (Deuteronomy 18:10-14). God forbade the children of Israel to worship or serve the “host of heaven” (Deuteronomy 4:19). Several times in their history, however, Israel fell into that very sin (2 Kings 17:16 is one example). Their worship of the stars brought God’s judgment each time.

NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University) - HubbleSite: gallery, release.

NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University) – HubbleSite: gallery, release. (source Wikipedia)

(GQ) The stars should awaken wonder at God’s power, wisdom, and infinitude. We should use the stars to keep track of time and place and to remind us of God’s faithful, covenant-keeping nature. All the while, we acknowledge the Creator of the heavens. Our wisdom comes from God, not the stars (James 1:5). The Word of God, the Bible, is our guide through life (Psalm 119:105).

It is quite another matter to recognize the signs of the times outlined for us in the bible.  We are clearly in interesting times and there are signs in the heavenlies that I have written about in previous posts.  Our Jewish heritage is rich with feast days and instructions for learning about and following in His ways.  Much of it is unfolding before our very eyes with the unique alignment of the feast days with the lunar tetrads in 2014-2015.  (see more on this topic here).

So while creation points to our Creator, the instruction to seek Him rather than His creation for guidance is clear.

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Rand Paul Does More than Talk about Veterans and Their Issues

Source Post  Louisiana for Rand Paul

“I recall meeting Mr. Trump at The Citadel in South Carolina. I specifically wanted to talk with him for only a few minutes about Veterans issues. I was in Uniform. I did get a picture, and was then shuttled away. He could have cared less.

Compare this with the first time I met Sen Rand Paul, also at the Citadel, also in uniform. I had been released from the VA Hospital two days prior and still had the bandages on my wrist from a suicide attempt due to the VA mis-managing my medication. After Sen. Rand Paul gave his speech I waited in line to speak with him, again about problems facing Veterans. Sen. Paul noticed my bandages and asked what had happened. I told him. He then postponed a press conference for 20 minutes and walked me behind a curtain with his staffer to talk with me. He said to me, “Forget I am a Senator, I am also a doctor.” He was concerned not only as a Senator and Doctor, but as a human being about what had happened, and what caused my attempt.

Before leaving, I gave him an idea for legislation to help Veterans. Two weeks later, he introduced my idea to the Senate as an amendment to the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act. Sen. Paul also had his staffer give me his personal cell number for me to call if I ever needed anything, or felt the way I did before I was hospitalized.

It’s easy to claim to stand for Veterans, to donate money when you have billions. It takes a different kind of person to put off press conferences, and to take action on behalf of Veterans and the Military. Sen. Rand Paul has introduced legislation and fought for Veterans. He has actually treated untold numbers of Veterans as a Doctor. He helped this old Sergeant when he didn’t have to.

To call Sen Rand Paul “weak” in reference to the troops, or Veterans shows how little Donald Trump knows, or cares about Veterans, other than using them to aggrandize himself. As for beating Sen Rand Paul in a round of golf, we all have skills, one of Mr Trump’s is apparently golf. I hear President Obama is also pretty good at golf, which has no bearing on his ability, or Mr. Trump’s to lead this great country.

My skill is marksmanship, I challenge Donald Trump to a shooting match, any range, anytime. I win, he publicly apologize to Sen. Rand Paul for calling him weak on the Military and Veterans, he can tell me what he wants if he should win.

I have stood for freedom my entire adult life, 12 years in uniform, 12 months in Combat, and now I stand with Rand.”

Here is Sgt. Lubecky actually standing with Rand. (From Sgt. Lubecky’s Facebook Page)


Rand Paul with Veteran

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Advice from an Old Farmer

Advice from an old farmer via Stacy Parrish Whiteside on fb 2013

Advice from an Old Farmer

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled.
Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.
Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.
Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
You cannot unsay a cruel word.
Every path has a few puddles.
When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
The best sermons are lived, not preached.
Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.
Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Live a good, honorable life… Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
Don ‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.
Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.
If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.
Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.
Always drink upstream from the herd.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.
If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around..
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.
Most times, it just gets down to common sense.

FGST - Finding Gems & Sharing Them [Editor’s note:  This was shared on facebook by a friend of a friend.  I am unsure of the original author.  Doesn’t seem to matter.  Most of it is biblical wisdom practically conveyed.  Some of it is plain old common sense.  It touched my heart and so sharing with you./sc]

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