What's Going On: Lets start with our group, the Ambition Movement before we go onto politics. To start out with we have gotten 17 new members in the month of January, which is the most we have had so far. We will probably not have this much for a long time! So lets give a nice, big warm welcome to these new members!
We now have members from not only California but also Kansas, Virginia, Ohio, Louisiana, Florida, Indiana, Nevada, Colorado and even the Philippines, Nigeria, Haiti and Papua New Guinea! So in the month of January we now have our first out of the country members! This is also our first newsletter as some of you know. We also have a facebook group and blog-http://
Now lets get to politics. As some of you know, the Tutt's children were taken away for homeschooling; in spite of Texas law allowing it. This has been a struggling case for quite some time but finally the judge has said that the children should not have been removed. The case has not quite ended yet; if you would like to stay updated visit http://www.change.org/
petitions/tdfps-dallas-county- judges-guardian-ad-litem- uphold-state-law-tdfps- policies-and-tea
every once in awhile...
Next we have Jon David Bruegel running for Country Commissioner of Lubbock County. He is a young, conservative politician. He is the former president of the Lubbock County Young Republicans, small business owner and said wants to host more town hall meetings within the district, and encourage citizen involvement in the county government.
We are also having a problem with chicken being imported from China to the U.S. I would like to include a small portion from an email I recently received.
"China has an unusually troubling record when it comes to food safety. Specific instances include: dangerously high levels of mercury found in Chinese baby formula; more than 16,000 diseased pig carcasses dumped in a river to rot; more than $1 million worth of rat and other small mammal meat sold to Chinese consumers as lamb; and more than 300,000 Chinese children sickened, with several dying, from melamine-tainted milk powder. Last year, according to news reports, a Chinese poultry supplier provided Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants in China with chicken fattened by large quantities of illegal drugs. And in the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently warned pet owners not to feed their pets jerky treats from China. Since 2007, approximately 600 dogs and cats in the United States have mysteriously died, and 3,600 have been sickened from eating Chinese pet treats, including those containing chicken or duck.
Yet despite these concerns, chicken can now be processed in China and sent back to this country for human consumption even though there will be no on-site USDA inspectors in Chinese processing facilities to ensure food safety. Furthermore, Chinese-processed chicken does not have to bear “Country Of Origin Labeling,” which means that consumers will not know if they are purchasing or eating chicken processed in China.To make matters worse, under USDA rules, Chinese-processed chicken can be used in the National School Lunch Program and other federal child nutrition programs, despite the fact that children are particularly vulnerable to foodborne illnesses and dangerous chemicals."
I would also like to add that the Valiant Defenders Party is now in the middle of a campaign for the vice presidency. We have Taylor MacArthur(bridging the generation gap) vs. Brittany Collett(increase quantity and quality). In the next newsletter you will find out who has won.
Activist Section: We would ask that you help indorse Jon Bruegel's campaign for County Commissioner. We have two ways you can do that, an easy way and a more time consuming one. First off you can share his youtube video add(30 second long) on Facebook or forward it to a friend. https://www.youtube.com/watch?
You can also go a step forward with helping to make calls throughout the county, no matter if you live in Texas or not. We need to make about 4000 call in the month of February; and are getting a team together to do the job. If you would like to volunteer please either contact me or fill this quick forum out: http://jondavidbruegel.org/
could REALLY use some help! :-)
If you would like to sign the petition to ensure that Chinese-processed chicken is not included in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program; and prevent funds from being used to implement any rule that would allow poultry raised or slaughtered in China to be exported to the United States. -please sign this petition, it only takes a minute! https://www.change.org/
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Please help the Ambition Movement grow, we give you a task this month, to ask the most ambitious person you know to join our group, point them towards the blog, newsletter and Facebook group. We need to grow! :-) We now offer members the opportunity to write for our blog. We are looking for articles on ambition, politics, do hard things, the rebelution, spiritual growth, doctrine, problems within the church, culture problems, etc. Please submit your article to bretagne27(at)gmail(dot)com.
Devotional of the Month:
(my favorite devotional I have read this month)
Morning, January 7
“For me to live is Christ.”
The believer did not always live to Christ. He began to do so when God the Holy Spirit convinced him of sin, and when by grace he was brought to see the dying Saviour making a propitiation for his guilt. From the moment of the new and celestial birth the man begins to live to Christ. Jesus is to believers the one pearl of great price, for whom we are willing to part with all that we have. He has so completely won our love, that it beats alone for him; to his glory we would live, and in defence of his gospel we would die; he is the pattern of our life, and the model after which we would sculpture our character. Paul’s words mean more than most men think; they imply that the aim and end of his life was Christ—nay, his life itself was Jesus. In the words of an ancient saint, he did eat, and drink, and sleep eternal life. Jesus was his very breath, the soul of his soul, the heart of his heart, the life of his life. Can you say, as a professing Christian, that you live up to this idea? Can you honestly say that for you to live is Christ? Your business—are you doing it for Christ? Is it not done for self- aggrandizement and for family advantage? Do you ask, “Is that a mean reason?” For the Christian it is. He professes to live for Christ; how can he live for another object without committing a spiritual adultery? Many there are who carry out this principle in some measure; but who is there that dare say that he hath lived wholly for Christ as the apostle did? Yet, this alone is the true life of a Christian—its source, its sustenance, its fashion, its end, all gathered up in one word—Christ Jesus. Lord, accept me; I here present myself, praying to live only in thee and to thee. Let me be as the bullock which stands between the plough and the altar, to work or to be sacrificed; and let my motto be, “Ready for either.”
(this is specially designed to go with the problems we are experiencing in our country, culture, world, etc. If you have a prayer request please email me).
Dear Heavenly Father,
We would like to thank you for what you have done for the Tutt family so far and would like to ask that you help them finish off this case, with the odds in their favor. We would also like to pray for Jon David Bruegel and his campaign and ask that you put your blessing on him. We pray for The vice presidential campaign for the Valiant Defenders Party and would like to ask for your will in that. We would like to ask that you help remove this Chinese chicken from our schools and marketplaces and ask that our taxes are not used to enforce this chicken to be imported. We would also like to thank you for this generous growth you have given the Ambition Movement and ask that you will allow us to continue to grow. We would like to pray for our political leaders across the world and ask that you will reveal your will to them and that we will see you welcomed into political systems.
In Jesus' name we pray,
For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion of the flesh, but by love serve one another.
Be Equipped: A short one-page article by Answers In Genesis on the proof of creation through the large amounts of carbon 14 found in fossils, coal and diamonds.
Bill Nye Debates Ken Ham
Live Streaming FREE on Feb. 4 at 7 PM ET Just sign up right here: http://debatelive.org/
The Meaning of Life
So many thoughts, ideas, and philosophies have gotten lost in time. But the richness of their truth is overbearing. In 1674 in "Westminster Shorter Catechism" the chief end of man is said to be "to glorify God, and to enjoy Him for ever". We are going to evaluate that statement. What distinctly is "glorifying God" and "enjoying God"? What does the Bible have to say?
Lets start with "glorifying God"...... please read the rest here: http://theambitionmovement.
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I have decided to add a "song of the month". This month we have "World" by Five For Fighting. It goes with the Ambition Movement because of these lyrics
kind of world do you want? Think anything
Let's start at the start, build a masterpiece
Be careful what you wish for
History starts now"
We have quite a bit in this newsletter this month, and it will probably not be this long usually, but here is a non-creation resource, it is actually on theology. I am sure many of you have heard of Ligonear Ministries and R.C. Sproul, well here is an article from their magazine Tabletalk, about hell; and how it seems to have disappeared from our churches today. Now do not run away so fast, this is actually a REALLY good article. http://www.ligonier.org/learn/