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September 10, 2013

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JOHNSTOWN — Self-serving agendas destroy the nation

A character standard is far more important than a gold or silver standard. During the course of our economic history, we are witnessing this reality. We’re closer than ever to discovering that the success of our economic system isn’t dependent on gold or silver standards but on righteous leaders and people who hold firmly to the standards written in God’s word, the Bible.

Our current economic failure is meant to refine us. God is removing the dross that’s so evident. Greed and self-serving agendas are destroying the nation. We’ve opened the floodgate and allowed false gods to erode the principals and morals this nation was founded on.

God is allowing our false securities to collapse in the hope that we will return to him much like the prodigal son, who saw the error of his way and decided it was foolish to continue in it.

James 5:3: Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire.

Verse 16: Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.

Matthew 6:20: Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin don’t destroy, and where thieves don’t break in and steal.

Proverbs 3:14: To profit in wisdom is better than the profit of silver and her gain better than fine gold; because in the final analysis our national and eternal future will be solely dependent on our response to the truth God is showing us.

Kirstin DiNinno

Central City

Great food, music at Ethnic Festival

The Cambria City Ethnic Festival was a really great time from Third to 10th streets. There was great food and music you could enjoy, including rock and roll, German umpa and my favorite, Irish.

ACRP, formerly St. Columba Roman Catholic Church, put its program together in three weeks and it was great to have them back in the festival. Thanks to Home Depot for the fenced in playground for the kids to enjoy at St. Columba.

I had the best pulled pork sandwich at Holy Cross, and the Irish stew with Irish soda bread was very good at St. Columba

All in all it was a great time. If you missed it, make sure you go next year.

Butch Sheehan

Geistown Borough


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