Gen 8:22 - While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
PRAYER - I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers,
intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and
for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life
in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight
of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto
the knowledge of the truth. I Tim 2:1-4
- Peace of Jerusalem, Ps 122:6 (Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
- Peace in Iraq
- On November 7, marriage amendments will be on the ballot in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin. There is desperate need for passage of marriage amendments in these eight states codifying marriage between one man and one woman. This was evident yesterday following the ruling by the New Jersey Supreme Court that mandated that the legislature find a way to grant the benefits of marriage to same sex couples. http://www.frc.org/get.cfm?c=ALERTS_LEG
- General Election, Nov 7
- A Night to Honor Israel, Nov 2 (sold out but can be in prayer)
- Purity Ball, Nov 3
- Prayer Resources. Featured link: Call to the Wall Summit.
ENCOUNTER - And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. Luk 19:13
Community Calendar (check for updates, links, future events, and regular meetings) We want to be a blessing to our community and support events by avoiding scheduling conflicts.
- Oct 29 - Daylight Savings Time Ends
- Oct 29 - Wings Abq Make a Difference Day (see below)
- Oct 30, 7pm - CSF Meeting, Dr John Hartnett, Alameda Bible Church, 220 El Pueblo Road, SW Paseo Del Norte and 2nd St
- Oct 31 - Halloween Gospel Tracts, Gospel Coins (limited availability), info@LightShine.net, 293-0743
- Nov, 6-9pm - TSU Friday Lectures (free)
- Nov 10 - Where do we get the Bible (Part I) (Massara)
- Nov 17 - Snapshot of Biblical Parenting (Encinias)
- Nov 1-2 - Thousands Not Billions (see below)
- Nov 1, Comanche Code Talkers Lecture, Abq Academy
- Nov 3, 6:30pm - Purity Ball, Hotel of Abq, deadline 27 Oct, $50/person, volunteers welcome, Frank Frost Photography, call 821-0684 for reservations
- Nov 7 - General Election, Voting Info
- Nov 10-12 - Call to the Wall Summit
- Nov 11 - Christian Heritage Speech Competition
- Nov 12-18 - American Education Week
- Nov 28, 7pm - CSF Meeting, Faith Bible, 9600 Central SE
- Dec, 6-9pm - TSU Friday Lectures (free)
- Dec 1 - Working with Church Conflicts (Nisly)
- Dec 8 - The Tabernacle (Winder)
- Dec 15 - Documentary Hypothesis (Sparks)
UNDERSTANDING - And of the children of Issachar, which were men
that had understanding of the time, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads
of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.
I Chron 12:32
Unraveling Judicial Races by Mark Ortega
Cindy's Voting List
Comanche Code Talkers Of WWII
One Night with the King (Story of Esther)
Wings Abq Make a Difference Day
Thousands not Billions Presentation
Annual NM Christian Heritage Week
Friends of the Family
Please cast an informed vote on Nov 7, by absentee, or early voting. We have the privilege, please use it wisely. Download a sample ballot or pick up a sample ballot at an early voting location to see every ballot issue before voting.
"I am writing specifically to express my concerns about the upcoming national election on Nov 7, and its implications for America's future. We, its people, are about to experience a time of decision on which our very survival and the values we hold dear will hang precariously in the balance. For the first time in the 29-year history of this ministry, I feel I must address the burgeoning threat posed by Islamic fundamentalism. The security of our homeland and the welfare of our children are, after all, 'family values.'" (Please read the rest of Dr Dobson's Focus on the Family Oct 2006 newsletter.)
- Compare the Democrat and Republican Platforms on four Biblical issues
- Right to Life NM Voter Guide
- Right to Life NM Candidate Endorsements
- Project Vote Smart NM Voter Guide
- NM Politicians On the Issues (excellent resource)
- NM League of Women Voters Voter Guide
- NM Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission Judge Evaluations
- NM Secretary of State Election Info
- NM Politics with Joe Monahan
- Politics 1 - complete directory of NM candidates for Governor, US Senate, and Congress, candidate websites, state political parties
- Bernalillo County Election Info
- Bernalillo County Sample Ballots
- Family Research Council Voting Records
- Christian Coalition NM Voter Guide
- Catholic Answers Action Voter Guides
Wallbuilders - Why Christians must vote in this election.
Wal-Mart's hitting back at Bill Richardson and company: Wal-Mart's 1.3M workers urged to vote. They've even picked out Richardson by name.
State Constitutional Amendments - Pros & Cons.
- Constitutional Amendment No. 1 would allow aliens not eligible for citizenship to purchase real property in New Mexico.
- Constitutional Amendment No. 2 allows the state and school districts, including charter schools, to incur debt without voter approval reducing fiscal accountability.
- Constitutional Amendment No. 3 would create the "water trust fund" to support projects designed to preserve and protect the state's water supply and, for fiscal year 2009 and subsequent fiscal years, mandating an annual distribution for that purpose.
- Constitutional Amendment No. 4 would allow the state, counties, municipalities and the state's designated housing authority to pay a portion of the costs of land, building, construction or renovation or financing of affordable housing. Reduces private ownership.
Bonds. General advice - VOTE NO. Why pay interest that could be spent on additional projects? Legislators need to budget projects within the tax revenue.
Unraveling Judicial Races by Mark Ortega
Most people that will vote in the Nov 7th election already know who they are voting for and why they are voting for them. However, the judicial races are puzzling many of us are judicial races. Most people are not aware of how judicial decisions affect their lives. But most conservatives and traditional values advocates are keenly aware of how federal court decisions have affected us. The infamous 1973 Supreme Court Decision of Roe v Wade decision combined with the Doe v Bolton decision made abortion the law of the land. You can have acess to abortion under any circumstances because of those two decisions. A handful of judges decided for the entire country that abortion is a constitutional right. The "right to privacy" is what legal circles call implied. It is not actually written in the constitution but the judges on that infamous day implied that it was. After one judge or judgment makes a decision, that becomes a case that can take precedence for making future decisions. The 1965 U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Griswold v Connecticut recognized the constitutional right to privacy and a right to contraceptives. From that case the future abortion decisions were made. Those judges used implied laws in the constitution to alter the course of American history.
At this point in New Mexico, every one of our Supreme Court judges is a Democrat. The Honorable Edward L Chavez is up for retention this year. At this point, if Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton were overturned as the law of the land, abortion laws in our state could fall on our Supreme Court. Could we trust six Democratic judges to make abortion illegal in this state? I don't think so. This is obvious when you consider the official line of the Democratic Party is pro-abortion.
Another recent famous New Mexico Court decision is the lawsuit brought against the city of Las Cruces for the name Las Cruces. Las Cruces is Spanish for "The Crosses." The lawsuit was filed by U.S. District Court 16 in Albuquerque. The suit seeks the removal of all crosses in the city. The crosses were claimed by Paul Weinbaum and Martin Boyd to "serve no governmental purpose other than to disenfranchise and discredit non-Christian citizens." The defendants in the case were the Mayor of Las Cruces, Governor Richardson, the District and State Attorney General. Democratic officials were on the side of Christianity and traditional values. They all defended the right of Las Cruces to keep their name and symbols.
For a complete list of NM judicial positions:
1) NM Blue Book 2005-2006 edition. It lists all the judicial positions presently in the state. The NM Blue Book is free from The Secretary of State's (800) 477-3632
2) "Judicial Retention Report to Voters, 2006 Evaluation Report Bernalillo County" by the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission (available at local libraries)
3) "New Mexico Government" by Hain, Garcia and St. Clair
4) The Voters Guide of the League of Women Voters is a good tool.
Finding records of judicial decisions is complex. Most judicial decisions are decided by juries. Judges are usually present to keep order. The State Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals are the only courts where the judges always make final decisions. A recent report on Bernalillo County Metropolitan Judges by the DWI Resource Center proved how hard it is the keep judges accountable. They graded Metro Judges on their DWI conviction rates and overall performances on DWI cases. Some of the judges questioned the motives as political in an election year. All the DWI Resource Center wanted to do was get the facts to the people and let us decide. Judges could argue that different factors affected their rates. If a judges are doing their job, wouldn't they want their record to be known? Trying to find their records is long and tedious. The Albuquerque Police Department said they don't keep records of judges that get convictions. The District Attorney's office in Bernalillo County said they could get all the records of Bernalillo County judges for $60.00 an hour, not including copying costs. The Attorney General of the state would not help. Several other groups wouldn't provide the records of judges up for retention or trying to get elected. Tracking and summarizing judicial decisions is a daunting (impossible) task for the average voter. Court info is listed under http://www.nmcourts.com but specific information is needed to locate each case a judge presides over:
1) The type of case
2) The case number
3) Name of defendant
4) The defendant's date of birth
5) The arrest booking number
6) The citation number
Recently the Albuquerque Journal put out a Judicial Retention Report to Voters. It was the 2006 Evaluation Report for Bernalillo County. It was produced by the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission (JPEC). Every judge up for retention in Bernalillo County is recommended for retention. They gave reasons, which only indicates these judges adhere to the philosophy of JPEC. Feminist author and speaker Christina Hoff-Summers recently visited the UNM Law School and wrote a scathing article in the Albuquerque Journal regarding the intolerance of leftist UNM faculty. As a graduate from UNM, I agree. Can we trust these people to make impartial judgments on judicial retentions when they lean to the political left? The Brennan Center For Justice at the NYU School of Law has similar ideas and reported three basic facts on NM judicial elections:
1) Most people in our state think judges are honest and fair
2) Judge's decisions are influenced by political considerations
3) Judges are influenced by having to raise campaign funds
If this is true then the system needs to be overhauled. Judges need to accountable for their decisions. I propose their records and views be part of public record. I'm not saying that they should be held responsible for decisions that are not their fault. Juries play a big role. Where judges make decisions, we the people of New Mexico should be told how and why these decisions were made. That way we can truly unravel the mystery of New Mexico judges. Sources not Listed Above:
- "Persecution: How Liberals are Waging War On Christianity" by David Limbaugh
- The Las Cruces lawsuit
- The DWI Resource Center article, 2527 Wyoming NE, 881-1084
The Thomas Moore Law Center recently held oral arguments in the case challenging the removal of a cross from the LA County Seal in the Federal Appeals Court. This could have implications for the Las Cruces legal atmosphere.
Cindy's Voting List
For those who need a quick, low-effort voting list, please follow the link below.
I just cast my absentee ballot, because I am working the election outside of my precinct and this is how I voted. If it matters to you then feel free to use my suggestions. And you are welcome to let me know how you intend to vote if you want to share, I will read all comments (and won't yell at you) even if you vote completely opposite of me. Grin.
Party Platform Analysis & Cindy's Voting List
(Not necessarily endorsed by Principles CIM.)
Comanche Code Talkers of WWII
Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech. So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth. Gen 11:7-9
Wed, Nov 1, 6:30-7:45 pm, Simms Library
Abq Academy, Academy Room
$15 at the door
The Comanche language was initially used as a code language in World War I and further developed prior to the outbreak of World War II. The Comanche Code was utilized by the U.S. Army during D-Day and throughout the European campaign and proved to be enigmatic as it was never breached by Nazi German code-breakers. This lecture will look at the development and implementation of indigenous languages as modes of communication by the United States military in both wars.
Eric Tippeconnic, an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, is a history faculty member at the Albuquerque Academy. His father is a Comanche (Quahada band) from Oklahoma and his mother is Danish, from Copenhagen Denmark. Eric has served as the director of various academic programs at the University of Northern Colorado, the University of Colorado at Boulder and at the University of New Mexico. He has a bachelor's degree from Colorado State University, a master's degree from the University of Colorado, and a Ph.D. in history at the University of New Mexico.
One Night with the King (Story of Esther)
Inspirational story of Esther, the Biblical queen who saved her people from destruction. Based on the novel "Hadassah: One Night With the King" by Tommy Tenney and Mark Andrew Olsen. With Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, John Rhys-Davies, Luke Goss, John Noble and Tiffany Dupont. Directed by Michael O. Sajbel. (122 minutes)
Now playing at local theaters.
Focus on the Family Movie Review
Wings Abq Make a Difference Day
I'm pleased to announce that the Wings Ministry will participate in Albuquerque's "Make a Difference Day" this Sunday, October 29. I am encouraging you and your loved ones to join us. Let's show the City of Albuquerque that we care, are proud citizens of Albuquerque, and we want to make a difference! Bring your church youth groups - Sunday School classes - school groups - EVERYONE!
Sunday afternoon, Oct. 29, at 4:00 PM we will meet at the Catholic Center (St. Pius High School) parking lot. We will hike the bosque on the west side of the river, enjoy the beautiful view and pick up trash to beautify our city. We will return to the Catholic Center around 6:30 PM for a potluck dinner and Game Night. PLEASE join us for the hike and/or the potluck dinner and games! Bring a dish to share if you can.
Catholic Center, Sandia Room
4000 St. Josephs Place, NW (St. Pius High School)
I-40 W to N Coors, Right on St. Joseph's Place to Catholic Center (Where St. Pius cafeteria is located and statues are out front.)
Wings will supply paper products, trash bags, and punch. Please RSVP to me so I know how many people to expect and if we should be waiting for you at 4:00 in the St. Pius/Catholic Center parking lot. We will carpool to the hiking area. If you can't participate with us on Sunday, please contact Debra Saine for more volunteer opportunities in Albuquerque. I love living in Albuquerque and want to make a positive difference in our city.
For more information about other volunteer opportunities please contact:
Debra L. Saine, Coordinator
Mayor's Office of Volunteerism & Engagement (MOVE)
P.O. Box 1293
Albuquerque NM 87103
Ann Edenfield Sweet
Wings Ministry Executive Director/Founder
2226 B Wyoming Blvd. NE #130
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Thousands Not Billions Presentation
When: Wednesday, November 1, 2006 - Part One
Thursday, November 2, 2006 - Part Two
Where: Crossroads Calvary Chapel
1510 Tramway NE - in the Skyview Center
Tramway & Indian School
Time: 7:00 pm both nights
For more information call Crossroads Calvary Chapel, 243-2025
This is a FREE presentation - a love offering will be taken. Contact Ed Gross (949) 500-5679 or (949) 929-7043 if you are interested in having him as a guest speaker.
Thousands Not Billions
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Annual Christian Heritage Week
The annual Christian Heritage Week will be Nov 12-18 this year following the 16th Annual Christian Heritage Speech Competition. Look for the annual proclamation signed by the Governor posted on http://www.rges.cc/chsc.htm. The deadline to register for the speech competition is Wed, Nov 8. Don't let this opportunity pass you by!
Please report any celebrations of Christian Heritage Week to email@example.com so we can include them in a summary in a future edition of CINews.
Friends of the Family is a group of key supporters who invest monthly in family ministry. Their commitment is key to the ongoing effectiveness of Focus on the Family and enables us to extend the ministry to many who cannot afford the resources and services they need. They also enable our radio programs, our efforts to defend family values, and our outreaches to special groups like teens, unwed mothers, and non-Christians. For more information, call 1-800-A-FAMILY.