January 8, 2024
It would appear we have logged another 200,000 + visitors this past year, with no real changes to our website to report. The “Pastor’s Corner” with retired Pastor and Author Jay Ashbaucher is still happening with a fresh article every month. We encourage you to come by and read it from time to time.
Reflection on 2023
Reflecting on 2023, we see that the social media seen has not change much; X (Twitter) has a new name branding and due to their new approach to free speech in America, is being attacked through false claims causing advertising revenue to be lost, this along with government harassment on its ownership has now brought all this to legal court action. It will be interesting to see who wins out in 2024.
Events in 2023 has brought the public to a place of picking and choosing their social media platforms they want to be part of, with choices like Facebook vs. MeWe, Gab, Gettr, Truth Social, along with others; X (Twitter) vs. Plurk, Threrds, Hive Social, among others; and YouTube vs. Rumble, Vimeo, Metacafe, Utreon, Brid.TV, Odysee, SproutVideo, Brightcove, Twitter Video, and DTube among others. Within these choices the motives for the choices range from money, privacy, free speech, or simply the simplicity of use. Hopefully, free speech and privacy are at the top of their list.
Reflecting on 2024
The two big issues in 2024 are open boarders allowing illegal and unvented immigrants access to this country, which puts a monetary strain on the countries system, as well as creating National security issues. The second big issue, high inflation, caused by Government overspending, this in return causes higher cost of living across the board on family budgets. What the American people will do about all these pressing issues will be decided this November by the election process and the choices they make. Those choices will be interesting, providing that key States get their act together and not allow voter irregularities and voting fraud to take place, like what happened several years back. In the end, it is the U.S. Constitution that has given the American citizen the power to correct all these issues; so, all we can do is see what the American people do in corrective action and voting habits this coming year.
I close out these updates and comments on the positive note by quoting Acts 10:34-43 which reads,
“I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality, but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right, is welcome to Him. The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all) — you yourselves know the thing which took place throughout all Judea, starting from Galilee, after the baptism which John proclaimed. You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good, and healing all who were oppressed by the devil; for God was with Him. And we are witnesses of all the things He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem. And they also put Him to death by hanging Him on a cross. God raised Him up on the third day, and granted that He should become visible, not to all the people, but to witnesses who were chosen beforehand by God, that is, to us, who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. And He ordered us to preach to the people, and solemnly to testify that this is the One who has been appointed by God as Judge of the living and the dead. Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins.” (NASB)