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It was as if the world had gone crazy. Young men, the best and brightest, those full of hope, were thrown into a churning machine where many perished as soon as they arrived. Millions of Europe’s best hopes expired in the trenches of the battlefield. It was war at its worst. It was dubbed the “war to end all wars”. It ended out of exhaustion on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.


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“GOD is GOD and Jesus Christ is Lord”

We should, at all times, pray.
o Luke 18.1; 1 Thess. 5.16-18

* Take up for yourself their case
* Take their place in prayer
* Advocate for them

Isaiah 46.9-10 NIV
“Remember the former things, those of long ago; I AM GOD, and there is no other: I AM GOD, and there is none like ME. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.”


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An article was written stating christians demand a king in a political candidate. No we don’t.

Christans do not demand a king. Christians should demand someone who loves their country and its people more than power and theirself.

The problem is too many are willing to be led by marketing, news media, and personality rather than sound wisdom, self-education, and sound decision-making.

Abdication of self-governing responsibility leads to dictatorship by others. In the USA, our government is based on the premise that the adults are required govern or manage their own affairs. That responsibility is not given to others.

Everywhere else on Earth, the responsibility of governance is to the state – whether dictator, monarch, or elite assembly.

I count it an extreme privilege to have been born in the time I am and in the country I am where my dependence is not on the favor of a state system but on self determination and individual sovereignty.

I am not dependent on a political savior. I am not so much anti-Obama as anti-bad governmental management.

Our founding leaders understood the US government was based on managing the connectivity of all citizens and not determing how those not of the patron class were to live.

The USA does not need a king, despot, nor ruling assembly. The USA needs only those who are willing to serve their fellow countrymen and the benefit of their nation.

No kings needed here. No kings need apply.

Link to story.

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This time of year many people reflect on their past and what was or was not accomplished. Like the Apostle Paul, we have to recognize the past, the good and the bad, then learn to put the past behind us: our successes and our failures. We must pull ourselves up, stir ourselves up in faith, use wisdom, and go before the Lord God to ask Him: what is it we can accomplish together this year, Lord?

Foundational verse: Isaiah 43.19
Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. (ESV)

The Lord is ready to do a new thing in your life. He is ready to forgive your past and bless your future. Receive that from God. Receive the new start. Receive redemption, being revalued by God. You can move forward with God, in a new thing.

In Isaiah 43, God tells Israel that they are called by His name. Are you in Christ? Have you received Jesus as Savior and Lord? If you did, you are His. You are now called by His name!

When you are surrounded by what appears to be overwhelming floods and fires from those who are trying to destroy you, God says fear not. He is with you. The flood waters will separate like they did for Moses or you will walk over them like Jesus and Peter. God is with you in the midst of the fiery tribulation just like He was with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in Babylon. What your enemies meant to destroy you promotes you.

Pray for those who persecute you. For God is their judge. God is willing to sacrifice those who are not His to promote, protect, and bless those who walk with Him, who are His. Walk with God and forgive your enemies. There is no salvation a part from God through Jesus.

God is calling all who are His together. From the north, south, east, and west, the whole world will give up His chosen, His children, those who are called by His name.

You are His witnesses. You know who He is. You have seen His works. You will declare there is no other God but the God of the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Jesus. He delivers all those who rely on Him. He raises up who He chooses. He blesses those He chooses to bless.

Now behold: forget about what was done before. God is about to do a new thing in all the earth. His Spirit will spring forth like a river. Who can withstand it? In wild and desert places, He will spring forth, God in the midst of His people. He will be known as the present God; not the God of the past or the former things.

“Behold, a new thing I will do,” declares the Lord. “I will be Emmanuel to my People. I will be present with them wherever they gather, and they will know it is Me,” declares the Lord.

So, friend, prepare to receive God’s goodness and Himself in the midst of your worship, in the midst of your services, and in the midst of your prayers.

2016 is the year of the Lord’s Favor for those who will receive it and walk in it. Walk with God in 2016 as friends walk together, and God will be with you tangibly and in reality.


I pray God’s very best on you in the coming year. Just walk in all God has for you.

Now receive this blessing:

The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. May He put His name upon you and bless you. May the Lord make all grace abound toward you; that you, always have all sufficiency in all things and may abound to every good work.

Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all you could ask or think according to the power that is in Him, at work in us, supply all your need according to His riches in Glory by and through Christ Jesus.

This is part of a letter sent to partners of Bethel Grace Church in Charleston, SC. If you are interested in more information and how you can partner with Bethel Grace Church Charleston, please go this link (click here) and check out the Partnership & Giving page.

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The Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantee is more than just being born in the USA. The Fourteenth Amendment guarantees the citizenship of those naturalized or those born to USA citizens.

Too many people have misinterpreted the Constitution to say “if they are born here, they are US citizens.” That would be wrong. To be a citizen of the USA you have to be under the jurisdiction of the US Constitution; meaning to say, the Constitution has to apply to you.


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Recently there was a “crisis” in Washington DC among the managers of government. They had overspent, politicized, and planned for appropriations legislation to come to a dramatic confrontation of one party against another; and it was very exciting to those in “news” media. The Executive Administration of POTUS Obama “shutdown the government.” It was quite dramatic, people were laid off (furloughed), and completely untrue. 17% of the government was shutdown; just the parts to create drama and news coverage. The end result to all the drama resolved on cue; just as any televised mini-series or telenovela. For all of the drama and finger pointing, what really happened was more politicking and deal-making pork-barrel spending. The initial argument was that the Federal government ran out of money, so they needed a special funding bill to cover spending to year-end to keep the government running. It was a drama ruse. Plain and simple. The plan will take the Fed deficit from under 17T$ to over 17T$. There was and is no plan to limit or control spending toward being balanced or less than income. It is spend-spend-spend politics.


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I started out my online art as a writer. As it turns out my visual art has also found an audience online. I have a point of presence on See.Me (davedocrogers.see.me). At first it was just a place to put some interesting pieces of visual art, until I was invited to participate in a showing in NYC. That show, Creatives Rising, runs through Oct 5th, 2013, and caps the show with a projection of art onto a 42 story skyscraper. My piece is time slotted for 1031p ET. So, if you are in Queens go see the show and have fun at the block party.

As it turns out, I have had really positive feedback on my visual art. Nice. And thank you! And I received an invitation to participate with the Art Takes Paris show. Nice again.

This time around there is a show coming to Miami. You guessed it, Art Takes Miami.

Within the See.Me community how they gauge participation in special feature events is through the number of support clicks the artist or art receives. This is done through the “Support Me” button. There is a registration, I think. It keeps the roboto clicks to a minimum, so it is real people not a computer liking the art.

So, visit davedocrogers.see.me and click the “Support Me” button and help me get into additional shows and special events showings. I appreciate you and your support of my surprise-to-me talent with visual art. They will only tally support clicks from October 1 – 31.


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A question came up recently  around the U.S. elections 2012. It was put forward that “for what ever reason he [God] allowed Obama to win… and His ways are not mine!” Hmm. I have a problem with that.

I do not think God (the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Jesus, and me) allowed this election result to happen as much as I think He gave the responsibility for managing this country to us, the current day citizens of the United States of America. When the majority of those USA citizens choose someone who spends but does not lead, whose fault is that for bad governance? Certainly not God’s.

Of course a response to that counter point would be, “I am not blaming God …”


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I just watched the debate on YouTube. While I am glad to hear good discourse on the current situation in the US, I am not really hearing leadership. I am hearing pick-on-you, pick-on-me, and my-program-is-best.

If the Republicans want a strong voting block and TEA Party backing the will have to find leadership somewhere in the depth of their rhetoric.

The US (and by extension the world – because the US economy is still 25% of global) needs strong, capable, able leadership that is going to lead and not experiment with failed government types that have been proven failures around the rest of the world.

The US Constitution and sound business practice within the government itself will help create an environment where business leadership and entrepreneurs can feel comfortable making risk decisions for new markets, products, and services. People working (from leaders taking risk) will right the US ship of state IF Washington DC also takes a leadership role and manages government back to original concepts for US government – rather than social experimentation where Big Brother pays for it all out of the pockets of those who are able to make more than they use.

Final assessment of this debate: disappointed

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It has become that time of year again. Politicians are making television, radio, and stump appearances. Some are hinting at their running. Others are being far more coy than that. Others still have thrown their hats in the ring of candidacy. So, I have also decided to throw my name in with the rest. Unlike my esteemed colleagues, I am not going to tell you why you should vote for me. I am going to tell you all of the reasons I can think of as reasons you should not vote for me or elect me as President of the United States of America.

I think the most stand out reason why you should not elect me President is I cannot think of anything too controversial about me.

I was born at the old Naval Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. The city, the county, the state, and the US Navy can all validate that. So, that is out. I am ‘legit.’


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