‘Family Practice Physician, Dr. Bradley Meyers who founded the Okaboji Wellness Clinic after experiencing job loss for prescribing Ivermectin, talks about the disturbing censorship and pressure for doctors to follow CDC guidelines. Bradley also talks about patients that he was able to heal from Covid-19 through alternative methods to those recommended by the CDC.’https://rumble.com/v15sx21-family-physician-dr.-brad-meyers-talks-about-disturbing-pressures-and-censo.html?mref=6zof&mc=dgip3&ep=2
at still love freedom!
I’m originally from southern Iowa and so glad ‘Republican Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds took a public stand in favor of the rights of parents during an interview with a local news reporter on Monday. She specifically defended the right of parents to decide on the appropriate subject matter in their children’s schools.
The interview centered on disputes around the nation regarding some of the books local school districts are placing in their school libraries. Some school library books contain explicit erotic material and have been challenged as inappropriate for school-age children. In Iowa, in particular, six local districts around Des Moines face these controversies.
During the interview, Gov. Reynolds read aloud from one of the books involved, “All Boys Aren’t Blue.” That book includes essays described as a “memoir-manifesto” about growing up gay and black.
She read a passage from the book for the reporter that described a graphic carnal act between two boy cousins. The passage used explicit language to describe boys in the nude having oral intercourse with each other. When she finished reading the passage, Reynolds said she didn’t know if Iowa parents feel that material is appropriate for children in K-12 education. Still, she feels that it is a decision that they should be able to make.
The reporter asked Reynolds if she agrees with Iowa’s Republican state Senate President Jake Chapman. The latter said teachers’ unions have a “sinister agenda” to normalize deviant behavior among school children. Reynolds said she “absolutely agrees” those inappropriate things are displayed in Iowa classrooms and libraries without explicitly commenting on Chapman’s statements.
Some schools around the country have been removing “All Boys Aren’t Blue” from libraries, although the author defends his book as having an “important message” for young boys and girls “struggling with their gender.” He said that removing a “resource” doesn’t mean “Black queer youth” will not experience what he describes.
The governor also described other books being challenged in Iowa, including “Lawn Boy” and “Gender Queer,” including graphic descriptions of sensual acts.https://conservativeamericatoday.com/republican-iowa-governor-defends-parental-educational-rights/
The Association of Baptists for World Evangelism protected an adulterer missionary medical doctor for years until his sights turned to pedophilia https://bangladeshmksspeak.wordpress.com/. I call it the Good Ole Boys Club that protects these sexual deviants!
It does seem this Good Ole Boys Club is in almost every organization and church. Recently this blog mentioned independent Baptist preacher Cameron Giovanelli. Giovanelli was having sex with a 17 year old student in his church school when he was pastor. However, before the fire got too hot he and his family moved to California where ‘he became president of Golden State Baptist College in California under the leadership of Pastor Jack Trieber.’https://baptistaccountability.org/list/cameron-giovanelli/
Nevertheless, your sin will eventually find you out and he had to resign from Golden State Baptist College but as a member of the Good Ole Boys Club there was a position open for him at ‘Immanuel Baptist Church on Normandy Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida.’https://baptistaccountability.org/list/cameron-giovanelli/
Well, well, well, his day in court finally came and Giovanelli made a ‘…plea agreement’ in 2019 and ‘Giovanelli pleaded guilty to a fourth-degree sex offense and second-degree assault, both misdemeanors.
Prosecutors dropped other charges, including sexual abuse of a minor, which is a felony.’https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-md-cr-dundalk-pastor-plea-20191204-u2kkzndzjnh55alihjhh67tgi4-story.html
Giovanelli was sentenced in January, 2020 and moved with his family to Fort Dodge, Iowa where he registered as a sex offender.https://www.iowasexoffender.gov/registrant/23421/CAMERON-GIOVANELLI-IOWA/?changed=today&type=advanced
It seems the Good Ole Boys Club has positions for those with whom they find sweet fellowship and Giovanelli has been seen attending Harvest Baptist Church in Fort Dodge which also has a Bible College. It does make one wonder if there will just happen to be a position open for one of the Good Ole Boys?
God forgives when men seek forgiveness and repent but these men MUST never have a place of leadership in a church or school again!
Chief ‘Wapello (1787-1842), for whom the county was named, was a chief of the Foxes, and second in command to Keokuk of the federated tribes of the Sacs and Foxes. He realized the changes that the white man could bring, and tried to lead his people in friendship and peace.
Born in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin in 1787, Wapello was one of many Native Americans who were moved farther, and farther west with the signing of each new treaty. He was at Rock Island, Illinois when Fort Armstrong was built shortly after the War of 1812. In 1829 he moved his village to the Muscatine slough on the west side of the Mississippi River. Following the signing of the treaty after the “Black Hawk War” in 1837, over a million acres of land in eastern Iowa was ceded to the U.S. At this time Wapello and his people traveled westward and settled along the banks of the Des Moines River just south of the present town of Ottumwa. Here he became a fast friend of the Indian Agent, General Joseph M. Street, who had
followed a similar geographic pattern to reach Wapello County. The two men worked together to create a peaceful coexistence.
General Street suffered ill health from the time he arrived at the Iowa Agency, and died there in 1840. He was buried at the Agency, and land was given by the Indians to the wife of their dear friend, to sustain her and her family. Wapello expressed the desire to be buried near his friend when he too died. In 1842, Wapello died while on a trip along the Skunk River, and he was laid to rest at the side of his loyal white friend, General Joseph M. Street. Today their graves, and those of Mrs. Street, their children and Major John Beach (son-in-law of Street, and Street’s successor as Indian Agent), have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Chief Wapello Memorial Park just east of Agency, Iowa.’ https://www.cityofottumwa.com/files/ottumwas_historic_treasures.pdf
With all this anarchy and hatred that encompasses BLM it is good to review the life of a man of color and true Christian character. That man is George Washington Carver.
‘Who: George Washington Carver
What: Father of Modern Agriculture
When: 1864 or 1865 – January 5, 1943
Where: Diamond Grove, Missouri
Probably no other scientist has had to face as many social barriers as George Washington Carver, the black American botanist noted for revolutionizing agriculture in the southern United States. He was born towards the end of the Civil War to a slave family on the farm of Moses Carver. As an infant, he and his mother and sister were kidnapped by Kentucky night raiders.
It’s unclear what happened to his mother and sister, but George was rescued and returned to the Carvers, who raised him and his brother James. He grew up in a deeply segregated world, and very few black schools were available in the South. But his desire for learning prompted him to persevere, and he earned his diploma from Minneapolis High School in Minneapolis, Kansas.
Entering college was even more difficult, but he was eventually accepted at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, to study art. In 1891, he transferred to Iowa State Agriculture College in Ames (now Iowa State University) to study botany, where he was the first black student and later the first black faculty member. While there, he adopted the middle name “Washington” to distinguish himself from another George Carver. He received his undergraduate degree in 1894 and his masters in 1896, and became a nationally recognized botanist for his work in plant pathology and mycology. After receiving his masters, he joined Booker T. Washington at the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (later Tuskegee University) in Alabama to teach former slaves how to farm for self-sufficiency.
Carver revolutionized agricultural science with his cultivation of soil-enriching crops, such as peanuts and soybeans, to revive earth that had been depleted of nutrients from cotton farming. He discovered over 100 uses for the sweet potato and 300 uses for the peanut, including beverages, cosmetics, dyes and paints, medicines, and food products. He conducted numerous research projects that also contributed to medicine and other fields, and used his influence to champion the relief of racial tensions.
He was offered many honors and substantial wealth from patents, but Carver chose not to patent his discoveries: “One reason I never patent my products is that if I did it would take so much time, I would get nothing else done. But mainly I don’t want my discoveries to benefit specific favored persons.”1
Frugal in finance and humble in character, Carver was undoubtedly a deeply devoted Christian. He attributed inspiration of his work to God,2 and his studies of nature convinced him of the existence and benevolence of the Creator: “Never since have I been without this consciousness of the Creator speaking to me….The out of doors has been to me more and more a great cathedral in which God could be continuously spoken to and heard from.”3
Carver died January 5, 1943 of complications from injuries he incurred in a bad fall. His life savings of 60,000 dollars was donated to the museum and foundation bearing his name. The epitaph on his grave on the Tuskegee University campus summarizes the life and character of this former slave, man of science, and man of God: “He could have added fortune to fame, but caring for neither, he found happiness and honor in being helpful to the world.”’ https://www.icr.org/article/science-man-god-george-washington-carver
- Carver Quotes. Posted on the George Washington Carver National Monument website at www.nps.gov/gwca.
- Carver is quoted as saying, “I never have to grope for methods. The method is revealed at the moment I am inspired to create something new. Without God to draw aside the curtain I would be helpless.” Federer, W. J. 1994. America’s God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations. Coppell, TX: FAME Publishing, 96.
- Ibid, 97.
* Ms. Dao is Assistant Editor.
Cite this article: Dao, C. 2008. Man of Science, Man of God: George Washington Carver. Act & Facts. 37 (12): 8.
I was born and reared in Iowa. My days there were pretty good and thankfully we did not have social media like young people do today. News took a lot longer to get around. For instance, when something occurred in another state you may NEVER hear about it. Not so today. It is known almost instantly.
Nevertheless, (back in those days) when a crime was committed there was normally an investigation and justice was eventually done according to the law. The key there is ‘according to the law’! Well, have times changed! Today, a coloured man is killed by a policeman in Minneapolis and the news is spread not only within Minneapolis and Minnesota but the USA and around the world in a matter minutes.
Now, rather than allowing the justice system to work riots take place all across the country including the corn state of Iowa. So, because one coloured man in Minneapolis is killed by a policeman, in Davenport, Iowa a protest occurs and a girl cry’s out ‘“I lost my sister because you’re so mad at the police you’re hurting everyone else, you’re so mad at the police you killed my sister”.
“Now I’ve got to bury the only person I had in my life, the person that took care of me”.
An Associated Press report names the victim as 22-year-old Italia Marie Kelly, who was killed as she was leaving a protest in Davenport.
“Kelly, who is biracial and went by the last name Impinto, and a friend were getting in a vehicle to leave around midnight because the protest outside a Walmart had turned unruly, Hale said,” according to the report.
“That’s when she was struck in the back by a bullet that went through her shoulder and chest, likely killing her instantly, Hale said. Attempts to resuscitate her were not successful, and Kelly was pronounced dead at a hospital.”’ https://summit.news/2020/06/02/one-of-you-shot-my-sister-protester-killed-by-another-protester-in-iowa/
There is something to learn from all this and that is actions have consequences. Matthew Henry (1662-1714) commenting on 1 Corinthians 15:33 gave some good advice when he wrote ‘Those who would keep their innocence must keep good company. Error and vice are infectious: and, if we would avoid the contagion, we must keep clear of those who have taken it. He that walketh with wise men shall be wise; but a companion of fools shall be destroyed, Pr 13:20.’
Ecclesiastes 10:18 By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.
‘The house at 513 N. Court was built in the early 1880s for W.R. Daum President of the Electric Street Railway Company. The house is a contributing structure to the Court Hill Historic District, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. The home is a unique example of brick Italianate style with segmented arches of cream-colored brick, cream-colored brick quoins and decorative cornice brackets.’
As the years pass.
Then ‘As the result of fire damage and neglect, the property is currently placarded by the Health Department as unfit for human habitation. The property has been placarded by the Health Department numerous times in the past and the current case was opened following a fire in October 2018. Even before the fire, the property had been poorly converted from a single-family residence into an 8-unit multi-family building. Features of the most recent deficiency list include: damaged floors, ceilings, walls and windows; smoke and fire damage; deficient plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems; and broken windows, doors, soffit, fascia and deficient structural elements.’
Then many years later ‘As this property remains vacant, its condition continues to deteriorate and the owner has shown little interest in making repairs and maintaining the property. It has been a magnet for looters, squatters and vandals increasing the fire threat. Nuisance issues including tall grass and litter are persistent. In addition, in its present condition the property continues to have a negative catalytic effect on the rest of the historic district.’ https://ottumwapost.wordpress.com/2020/02/07/historic-ottumwa-house-included-among-2020-most-endangered-properties/
You know, houses and humans are much the same. Both MUST have maintenance! For the human it is more than physical it is also spiritual. The Lord Jesus said in Luke 12:23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.
Yes, there is more to life than food and clothing for Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away James 4:14. How have you been in preparing for the day when the physical vanisheth away? Have you been diligent or slothful?
The answer is John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him and Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
There are LESSONS to be learned even from a house!