Joan M. Koss – A Woman with a Heart for the Brokenhearted

Introducing Christian author and speaker Joan M. Koss Are you ready for a dynamic Christian speaker who engages her audience with her transforming message(s)?

Joan M. Koss desire is to inspire her audience with wisdom, grace, humor and hope. Memorable lessons are incorporated into her presentations with poignant heartfelt stories.

Those who know Joan say that there is a bubbling up of Jesus-Joy that exudes from her that is absolutely contagious. Joan is an individual who loves life and laughter but has also walked roads of fear, depression and grief. She has an amazing testimony.

The Lord has been ministering through Joan for several years now, using her life experiences to speak to the wounded heart. With sincerity, vulnerability, and passion Joan brings a message of hope!

Do you want more passion in your walk with Jesus? 1. Do you want to learn to study God’s Word for yourself … and watch it come alive in your life? 2. Do you want to change your prayers from ‘what can you do for me, Jesus; to what can I do for you?’

Joan would love to speak at your event, conference, retreat, banquet, Christmas event, or tea. She’s an amazingly talented down to earth Christian speaker, author.

Joan M. Koss (Joanie) jmkoss@aol.com Sun City, AZ

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Rock Family – A Church that is Making Scriptures Come To Life

Rock Family is a Church that believes in investing in others and they do it in the most unusual ways. So what do the people at Rock Family say about this unusual church?

Brandi Cobb whose been attending Rock Family since February of 2012, says Rock Family is making a positive difference in her life. And, she says with a chuckle, “I’ve never seen anything like it, it is a ‘weird’ Church in the best possible way and that is why I love it. It’s a church that gives us permission to be the kind of Christian you’ve always secretly known God is calling you to be. If you want to be a Christian, then you’ve got to get a little ‘weird”. When someone wants you to do something that you know is morally wrong, then you’ve got to just be ‘weird’ enough to say, no thanks!”

The phrase, ‘Be ‘weird’ because normal isn’t working”, is based off an series of sermons that Pastor Hawk led in early 2012. Normal people are stressed, overwhelmed, and exhausted. Even though we live in one of the most prosperous places on earth, normal is still living paycheck to paycheck and never getting ahead. Simply put, normal isn’t working.

Rock Family believes in addressing topics and situations that the ordinary American believer and unbeliever face on a day to day basis. Pastor Dean approaches subjects with personal stories, Bible centered advice, explains ways to apply the solutions to life practically. He routinely uses illustrated sermons to get the point across.

To give you an example on April 1, 2012 Pastor Dean Hawk gave away $1.00 bills to his congregation and asked them to do the ridiculous. He asked them to just give it away to be a blessing to someone in a unique way. His message was simple: As Christians our focus should be on serving others, rather than serving ourselves. To become modern day good Samaritans that reach out to those in need just like the original good Samaritan found in the Book of Luke chapter ten.

Tanisha Tankersley says, “Rock Family is a place that really cares. They believe that church should be fun, exciting and relevant, but more importantly they believe in introducing people to Jesus.” Tanisha began attending a few years ago and she says, “Rock Family is a bible based Church that is both fun and reverent. There is a balance and at the end of every sermon, you walk away with a powerful message that draws you even closer to Christ.”

For those who are unfamiliar with Rock Family Church, Pastor Dean Hawk and his wife Kim started Rock Family Church in June of 2004 with a purpose, destiny, and direction. Rock Family Church began as a Bible study in April of 2004 with only a handful of believers. Within two months they officially became a church and began hosting Sunday morning services on the west side of Colorado Springs , CO . In January of 2012, Rock family moved from their location on the west side of town on over to their new home at 4005 Lee Vance View which is located at the southeast corner of Woodmen Rd and Rangewood.

Each year they continue to grow reaching more and more people with the good news of Jesus Christ! Rock Family believes in investing in others: Pastor Dean and the congregation at Rock Family encourage you to get to know the living God. They would also like for you to take it a step further, they dare you to do a random act of kindness today. Do something out of the ordinary to bless another person. Maybe it’s buying the cup of coffee for the person behind you at Starbucks, or helping someone load their truck at Home Depot. Is there a neighbor that could use a hand on that weekend project? Life becomes fulfilling when we bless and give to others.

Rock Family Church 4005 Lee Vance View Colorado Springs, CO 80923 719.531.6600 719.531.0105  http://www.rockfamilychurch.com/new/index.html

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Protect Vaccine Choice & Freedom

Which is It? Governments Role or Parental Choice?

COMMENTARY | In California, on Feb. 23, AB2109 was introduced by Assembly Member Richard Pan. The bill is co-authored by Senator Wolk and Assembly Member Fuentes.

This bill, if passed, would require parents to obtain the signature of a “health care practitioner” for a personal beliefs/religious exemption. MD’s, nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants can sign but naturopaths and chiropractors cannot.

Bills like this are popping up all across the United States .

The Vaccine Controversy:

Should vaccinations be mandated? That is the question that is causing quite a stir, for many Americans.

Yes, the vaccine controversy is alive and well. It is a dispute over the morality, ethics, effectiveness, and safety of vaccinations. At this time, all 50 states require some specific vaccinations for kids, yet all of them grant exemptions for medical reasons and 20 states allow exemptions for personal, moral, or other beliefs.

And, according to the non-profit National Vaccine Information Center, which launched the vaccine safety and informed consent movement in the 1930s. In 2012, there will be efforts by the Pharma/Medical Trade Organization lobby to persuade state legislators to strip philosophical/conscientious belief exemptions from all state public health laws regarding vaccinations.

The Debate on Whether or Not to Vaccinate:

Seven states have stepped up to the plate and are considering legislation to make it even easier for mothers and fathers to spare their children from vaccinations, especially on religious grounds. But, should vaccinations be considered optional?

There does seem to be confusion in the media about this issue and not all experts can agree on the matter either.

Those opposed:

In an article published by Dr Harold Buttram in 2012, Dr Buttram stated that there is serious trend of deteriorating health among North American children. Allergic disorders, such as asthma, are rapidly increasing both in frequency and severity. He says he has also seen a pattern of sicknesses among children that wasn’t there in generations past.

Dr Buttram says there is sufficient scientific evidence now available to suspect that current childhood vaccinations may be one of the underlying causes. He concluded by saying, “In my opinion, the time is long overdue for a total rethinking and redirecting of current childhood vaccine programs. Until the safety of such programs can be assured by thorough and dependable safety testing, any further mandating of childhood vaccines will remain morally and ethically untenable.”

Richard Moskowitz, M.D., shared his opinion on immunizations. “The public is surely entitled to convincing proof, beyond any reasonable doubt, that artificial immunization is in fact, a safe and effective procedure, in no way injurious to health, and that the threat of the corresponding natural diseases remain sufficiently clear and urgent to warrant mass inoculation of everyone, even against their will if necessary. Unfortunately, such proof has never been given.”

And Dr. Robert Simpson of Rutgers University has said that, “Immunization programs against the flu, measles, mumps, polio, etc., actually may be seeding humans with RNA to form pro-viruses…which under proper conditions become activated and cause a variety of diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus erythematoses, Parkinson’s disease, and cancer. Spare me this ‘medical miracle.'”

Those for Vaccinations:

The American Academy of Pediatrics stated that, “Vaccines save lives and protect against the spread of disease. If you decide not to immunize your child, you put your child at risk. Your child could catch a disease that is dangerous or deadly. Getting vaccinated is much better than getting the disease.” They claim vaccines work and that all vaccines must be tested by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Every Child By Two, a non-profit organization advocating universal childhood vaccination, stated the following in its Aug. 2004 report that, “Although newborns receive antibodies from their mothers and therefore enjoy short-term immunity to many diseases, such immunity often lasts only a month and generally expires within a year. Moreover, mothers pass no protection to certain vaccine-preventable diseases, such as whooping cough.”

Paul Roumeliotis, M.D., Medical Officer of Health at the Eastern Ontario Health Unit stated the following in his article, “Should My Child Be Vaccinated”: “Immunization is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure your baby’s current and future health. Since immunization was first invented, it has saved hundreds of thousands of children’s lives. Vaccines have proven extremely effective in controlling and even eradicating some major childhood diseases. Indeed, smallpox – a severe and often fatal disease which used to be common among children – has been entirely wiped out by worldwide immunization.”

It All Comes Down to Parents Verses Government:

Government certainly has a legitimate role in making sure all parents understand the risks and benefits of vaccines. But, parents feel that this should be their right, after all, they know their own children better than anyone else. This is a hot topic and one that deserves our attention.

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Did Knox Knowingly Implant Memories for His Own Personal Gain?

Stephan Skotko fought to clear his name, and now he is fighting to take a stand against the unethical practice of implanting false memories.  In April 2012, the judge will decide the fate of this litigation in a Linn county court. The court will decide if there is enough evidence to accuse Marion Knox of knowingly harming his victims.

The Case:

The plaintiff, Stephan Skotko says, Knox knew good and well, that what he was doing was destroying lives and tearing apart families. In 2009, Stephan Skotko bravely stepped forward and began sharing his story. Stephan Skotko formerly of Albany, Oregon was accused of sexual abuse based upon repressed memory therapy. He says in court documents that his nightmare all began in late 2002.

Stephan and his wife had been referred to Knox for Christian counseling, little did he know how this experience would change his life, and not for the better. Those counseling sessions came back to haunt him. On Sept. 22, 2008, Stephan was arrested and charged with sexual abuse. Skotko spent three days in jail.

The case was thoroughly investigated, failed to be indicted by the grand jury, and all charges were dropped. However, the damage had been done, Stephan was barred from his residence by a restraining order. He subsequently lost his contracting business, which he said took him 25 years to build. He was left with nothing.

Skotko spent the next few months going over the case in his head, what had happened? Skotko decided that he had to do something. Knox had brain washed his family, but how? He began to do some research and in the meantime recruited the help of a few close friends.

What he discovered was startling. He began reading an interview that he found on line. http://www.whale.to/b/knox_h.html This explained a lot, Marion Knox had an agenda and that agenda is to convince the world that his theories are correct. If Marion can convince his clients that they have been victimized than it proves his theories.

Who is Marion Knox?

Marion Knox is a self-proclaimed gospel singer, farmer and deliverance counselor. For several years now, he says he has helped set people free from the affects of ritual abuse and mind control, however many of his clients are stepping forward to say that Marion has done nothing but destroy their reputations and their families. In Marion Knox’s defense he says, that he has done nothing wrong.

Knox is a very interesting and diverse individual and some of his thoughts and ideas have surfaced and they are quite controversial.

Knox is caught up in a few conspiracy theories, and is claiming that he has uncovered startling information concerning the inner-workings of the Illuminati, the Rothschild’s, and he even has a possible end-times scenario.

In an article written by Ron Patton, Marion confesses that he believes that the root of many of mankind’s problems today stem from the practice of sodomy. Marion explains that the majority of his clients have been sodomized and yet they have no recollection of it, so it’s up to Marion Knox to place them through a series of deliverance sessions.

As you can see this case has all the elements of a soapbox drama and in April 2012, the judge will decide the fate of this litigation.

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