Time and again we’re instructed in scripture to pray for those who need physical and spiritual healing, but in modern day America, even Christians often head straight to the doctor for every ailment.
Oh doctors are important, and are definitely used to heal. But doctors are not God, and do not know the number of days each of us will live.
Jeremiah 30:17a encourages us:
For I will restore health to you
And heal you of your wounds,’ says the LORD.
Every now and then we hear a story of someone who, despite knowing the wonders of modern medicine, ultimately understands our lives and health are in the Lord’s hands.
Mary Travis, wife of country singer, Randy Travis, is one such person.
Randy Travis is an old school country singer who burst on the U.S. Billboard Country Singles Charts in 1985, and is well-known his third number one hit, “Forever and Ever Amen.” Travis bucked the trend of slick country pop, defying the odds and becoming a popular regular on country music radio. He also veered into country music’s cousin, gospel and his song, “Three Wooden Crosses” was a Hot Country Songs No. 1.
But in July 2013 Randy Travis suffered a serious virus attack of the heart and was listed in critical condition. Mary recounts:
There were so many functions of the body that were devastated by the Viral Cardiomyopathy that took his heart down to five percent. The memory was affected. The vision was affected, as well as his mobility and his appetite.
Three days later Travis suffered a massive stroke and underwent surgery to relieve pressure on the brain. His then-fiancée Mary Davis stood by her man and as he was in and out of the hospital, and in and out of a coma or semi-coma. Mary was told her intended’s chance of survival was slim, his chance of recovery less than that.
But Mary refused to give up on Randy and put her trust in God — the doctors told her to “pull the plug,” the Great Physician inspired her to pray without ceasing.
Randy’s wife was a living picture of James 5:16:
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man [or woman] avails much.
Now, years later, wife Mary talks about what sustained her and the answers to prayer witnessed daily:
I never did give up. I prayed “God, just give him to me one more day. I don’t care how you give him back to me. Just give him back to me.” With Randy’s faith, I don’t think he ever felt like he couldn’t make some kind of recuperation. I can only imagine the thoughts, the prayers, the conversations, he must have had while lying there with God.
I don’t believe he ever felt like he couldn’t make some sort of a comeback. He’s so strong in his mindset. There was never another option. We weren’t ever ready – and we’re still not ready to give up. The doctors’ reports were very bleak, and they wanted us to pull the plug.
They said that he needed a heart transplant, and all of these other things. It’s hard to believe that any one human being could live through it, but if there’s anybody who can, Randy Travis can. He’s tough as a boot, and as sweet as an angel.
Those fervent prayers have availed much. Randy appeared at the Hall of Fame ceremony and the CMA Awards in 2016, and even sang Amazing Grace, stunning the audience in Nashville and fans watching around the country.
Mary Travis is a mighty intercessor for her beloved husband, Randy, and with the whole family rallying around him, every day yields more miracles.
Last year Randy actually helped produce “Where I’m Comin’ From,” an album from newcomer Shane Owens. And currently Travis is working with Ken Abraham on a book about his life and career, with emphasis on life.
Mary Travis shines as a beacon in a culture that too often mocks faith and refuses to champion life. But for Mary, prayer has sustained her and healed her husband. She and Randy have lived through “for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health” and remain a testament to the power of prayer!
What an inspiration and picture of faith and marriage!
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Male Bartender Suing CNN’s Don Lemon For Sexually Charged Assault In The Hamptons
Don Lemon is being sued by a man who claims the anchor sexually harassed and assaulted him while out at a Hamptons hotspot. Classy. And it is graphic. Written statements indicate it was a filthy, sexually-charged attack on a bartender in New York. That bartender’s name is Dustin Hice, 38.
Dustin was out with his co-workers at Murf’s Backstreet Tavern in Sag Harbor on or around July 15th, 2018, when Lemon allegedly assaulted him, detailing the incident in a complaint that was filed over the weekend in New York Supreme Court for Suffolk County court. Lemon, of course, denies the assault.
Unfortunately for Lemon, Dustin recognized him and did his best at first to get Don’s attention. He wanted to buy him a drink. Lemon, 53, responded to Hice’s offer by declining the drink and telling the young man he was ‘just trying to have a good time’, according to the court filing. Lemon is openly gay and married to another man and you would think that he would just tell the guy that. But not so much.
Things got violent and sketchy later that evening between Hice and Lemon according to court documents. “Sometime later that evening, unexpectedly, Mr. Lemon walked towards Plaintiff and his colleagues inside of Murf’s,” states the complaint. “At such time, Mr. Lemon, who was wearing a pair of shorts, sandals, and a t-shirt, put his hand down the front of his own shorts, and vigorously rubbed his genitalia, removed his hand and shoved his index and middle fingers into Plaintiff’s mustache under Plaintiff’s nose.”
“Mr. Lemon intensely pushed his fingers against Plaintiff’s face under Plaintiff’s nose, forcing Plaintiff’s head to thrust backward as Defendant repeatedly asked Plaintiff “Do you like p***y or d**k?”. While saying this, Mr. Lemon continued to shove his fingers into Plaintiff’s face with aggression and hostility.”
Gross. But wait there’s more…
BREAKING: Man Sues CNN’s Don Lemon for Alleged Assault at Sag Harbor Bar https://t.co/7XFOMD0v1y
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) August 13, 2019
From The Daily Mail:
“That is when Hice ‘fled the bar’ and took five to ten minutes collecting himself before he was able to return inside, having recovered from the incident which he claims left him ‘shocked and humiliated’.
“Lemon was gone by that point, while Hice was left ’emotionally devastated by Mr. Lemon’s demeaning unprovoked and offensive assault’.
“A network rep said: ‘The plaintiff in this lawsuit has previously displayed a pattern of contempt for CNN on his social media accounts.
“‘This claim follows his unsuccessful threats and demands for an exorbitant amount of money from Don Lemon. Don categorically denies these claims and this matter does not merit any further comment at this time.’
“Hice, who was working as a bartender at The Old Stove Pub in Sagaponack at the time of the alleged assault, shut down his Twitter account just before filing his lawsuit.
“The registered Republican, who just two months prior admitted to injuring his then-girlfriend when he hurled his keys at her in a domestic dispute, claims that he ‘found it increasingly more difficult to continue working at The Old Stove or socializing at all in the Hamptons.’
“He also alleged that many at Murf’s would reference the incident when they saw him at the bar.
“‘After the incident, customers who came into The Old Stove or saw Plaintiff out about town cheekily ordered lemon drops and laughed at Plaintiff’s expense,’ wrote Hice’s lawyer.
“‘Plaintiff has suffered tremendously as a result of Mr. Lemon’s actions. Following this incident, Plaintiff found himself withdrawn from friends and family, suffered feelings of shame, humiliation, anxiety, anger, and guilt,’ states the complaint.
“It adds: ‘Plaintiff found himself unable to sleep and at times, and suffered from suicidal ideations.
“‘Although Plaintiff, a religious man, tried to find solace within his faith and the church, to this day he continues to suffer emotionally, mentally, and personally from the incident.’
“He also said that he cannot return to New York to work, something the 38-year-old man had hoped to continue doing for years.
“Hice lists ‘assault and battery and both ‘intentional’ and negligent emotional distress’ as his three causes of action in the case.”
Hice reportedly demanded $1.5 million from Lemon before he filed the lawsuit and is seeking damages for emotional pain and suffering after he claimed that the alleged assault left him with “feelings of shame, humiliation, anxiety, anger, and guilt.”
I have no idea if any of this is true but this is happening at the same time that CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is embroiled in his “Fredo” debacle which did happen. A video of CNN’s Chris Cuomo went viral on Tuesday night that showed him threatening to throw a man down a flight of stairs after the man called him “Fredo.”
“I thought that’s who you were,” the man said to Cuomo.
“No, punk-a** b****es from the Right call me Fredo,” Cuomo responded. “My name is Chris Cuomo, I’m an anchor on CNN.”
“Fredo is from ‘The Godfather,’ he was that weak brother and they’re using it as an Italian aspersion,” Cuomo continued. “It’s like the ‘n-word’ for us.”
Cuomo later said, “You’re going to have a f***ing problem.”
The man responded, “What are you going to do about it?”
Cuomo responded: “I’ll f***ing ruin your shit. I’ll f***ing throw you down these stairs like a f***ing punk.”
The video went viral with President Trump weighing in on it, tweeting: “I thought Chris was Fredo also. The truth hurts. Totally lost it! Low ratings @CNN”
When it rains it pours crap at CNN it would seem. So much for professionalism. This is CNN!
VIDEO: Students Sign Petition To Ban White Figure In ‘Walk’ Signals – It’s ‘Oppressive’
Well, we have officially reached ‘peak stupidity’ on campuses. It took some doing to be this moronic but these students are up to the challenge. Campus Reform has a video out where Campus Correspondent Ethan Cai asks students at George Washington University if they’d be willing to sign a petition calling for banning the iconic white stick figure in “walk” signals because they are “oppressive.” Most of the students were more than happy to join the “inclusive” effort. So dumb it hurts.
This is the same university where students voted to “remove and replace” the university’s mascot, George the Colonial, which “is received as extremely offensive not only by students of the University, but the nation and world at large” because it “glorifies the act of systemic oppression,” a petition calling for its removal claimed. The measure was passed in March by 54% of the students who voted. They should not be attending George Washington University then… in fact, they are not fit for higher education at all.
From The Daily Wire:
“In an attempt to test how deep concerns about “offense” and “oppression” go at GW, Campus Reform went undercover to the university to see if students would sign a new petition, this time calling for the banning of white stick figures in walk signals.
“As we students cross the street, we are told by the symbol of a white man when it is okay to cross,” Campus Reform’s faux petition reads. “Many students from diverse backgrounds, including individuals of color, gender fluid individuals, and LGBTQA+ individuals, feel oppressed by this.” Students who sign the petition are supposedly letting the university know that they “vehemently urge the University to consider changing the crosswalk signs.”
“The result: many of the students and even one university faculty member are willing to put their signature on the phony petition. While some students seem to be on board because the alternatives provided by Campus Reform are “so cute” and “lit,” most in the video made a point of saying they can “absolutely” see how someone would be offended by the “white man” telling them what to do and felt that changing the sign helped promote “diversity.”
“One guy pushed back, however, saying he was “ideologically opposed” to the idea. Video below via Campus Reform:
“As for that petition calling for the replacement of George the Colonial, after declaring that the “negatively-charged figure of colonials has too deep a connection to colonization and glorifies the act of systemic oppression,” the students who signed it offered the university some alternatives, including “Hippos,” “Revolutionaries,” or “River horses.”‘
Hippos, y’all. Hippos.
I have never felt in the least oppressed by a white stick figure at a street crossing. Must be my white privilege showing. I have never been paralyzed by bone-chilling fear as a white iconic symbol tells me to get my butt across the street before I get hit by a car. What’s wrong with me? Like RedState says, “We’ve all been there.” Sheesh. Better yet, we can all just cross the street as we’ve always done and not get racist about a digital stick figure. Duh.
Only one student bucked the idea… just one. Bring on Sodom and Gomorrah.
My IQ drops just thinking about this idiocy. How college students devolved into such Marxist troglodytes is a question for the ages… or maybe just for American communists.
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