Special prayer request

Dear Friends on hnikoley.com and FB,

Update on my brother Lute.

After being told that he was going home yesterday, the Doctors found that he has Sepsis.

Had his wife Bonny not called 911 the first night they say he would have not have made it.

The doctors will not let him go home until all the body functions are where they ought to be.

He is being treated for Sepsis, which is a blood infection and can be very dangerous.

The family wishes to express their thankfulness for all your prayers. Please keep it up.

Thank you and God bless you all.

Brother and Mary Nikoley

The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday morning commentary.

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My confession: I don’t like getting pushed around for being a Jew and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christian. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around period.

I have no Idea where the concept came from that America is explicitly an atheistic country. I can’t find it in the Constitution and I don’t like it being shoved down my throat.. or maybe I can put it another way. Where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and aren’t allowed to worship God as we understand him? I guess that’s a sign that I’m getting old too. But there are a lot of us wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went?
In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different;
This is not intended to be joke, it is not funny. It is intended to get you thinking.
In light of recent events. Terrorist attacks, school shootings, ect.. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O’hara(she was murdered. Her body found a few years ago.) complained she didn’t want prayer in our schools. And we said ok. Then someone said, “you better not read the bible in school”.(The bible says,:Thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal and love your neighbor as yourself) and we said ok.
Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our children when they misbehave because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self esteem.
(Dr. Spock’s son committed suicide) WE said an expert must know what he’s talking about and we said ok. Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don’t know right from wrong and why it doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, their classmates and themselves? Probably if we think long enough and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with, WE REAP WHAT WE SOW!
It’s funny how simple it is for people to trash God then wonder why the world is going to hell. Funny why we believe what the news papers say but question what the bible says. Funny how you can send jokes through the e-mail and spread them like wildfire; but when you send messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd and crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.
Are you laughing yet?