A tale of truth

On a particular day a florist went to a barber shop for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, “I can not accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week.” The florist was pleased and left the shop.

When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

Later, a police officer came in for a hair cut, and when he tried to pay his bill, the barber again replied, “I can not accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week.” The officer was happy and left the shop.

The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.

A congressman came in for a hair cut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again relied, “I can not accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week.” The Congressman was very happy and left the shop.

The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a couple dozen or more Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut. And that’s the fundamental difference between the people who work for a living, and the politicians who live off the people. Enuf said! Time to dump that bunch and start over! It’s the American way!!! A history no politician wants to hear about. But a cord sounding better and better to the electorate. (source:Patriot Humor-but modified by this writer).

2020 offers the electorate a chance to undress remake America in the image of we the people. Know the candidates issue by issue, as they relate to situation ethics redressed as the Green New Deal. Available to be engaged in provocative dialogue. Found through the Contact Us link on my Home Page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather.

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2 peas in a pot

London Mayor sadiq Khan tells the world a truth. Khan said, “trump did not deserve red-carpet treatment in Britain and was one of the most egregious examples of a growing global threat.”

In trumpish fasion the donald fired back on Twitter.

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Why does this thing plague many

They say failure isn’t falling down, it’s staying down. There are all kinds of motivational speakers on the circuit giving speeches and writing books on how to overcome the falling down and staying down syndrome’s of life.

With all kinds of euphemisms used like the following to accomplish the not giving up attitude. “Come on boy! Pull up your pants and get on with it!” Infamous words from a D.I. during boot camp. Or no pain no gain! How about, when the going gets tough the tough get going. Or what Studs Terkel used to say, “Ordinary people are capable of extraordinary things.”

Including these words from a World War 11 general, who knew a lot about falling done and not staying down. And often barked! “Champions are made to overcome adversity,” General G.S. Patton.

But perhaps the best of them all are the words from Helen Keller, who became the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Who must have known an awful lot about falling down, and getting up. Who recognized this sterling trait in herself, and passed it on to us. “The world is not only moved by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but by the collective pushes by honest people.”

As good as all the aforementioned are, for me it falls short, and maybe for you too. With some struggles, how many times can one fall down and get up? No real way to know is there? But this is what gets me up and keeps me going because it goes beyond human efforts and determination. It’s the encouragement Moses gave to Joshua, “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear or be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the one who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you,” Deuteronomy 31:6.

For Joshua, it was the taking control of Palestine. A battle for Israel that has seen it’s ups and downs through the centuries. And is today a global epoch of attention. As the Arab/Muslim community promises to return Palestine to its wrongful inhabitants, absent a Jewish presences.

For me, Deuteronomy 31:6, is central because the Islamic world is determined to rearrange the world community after an Islamic image, absent a Jewish/Christian image. That is what all that Arab/Muslim violence all over the world is about. So simple to understand but most have fallen down and just can’t get up. Deciding that coexistence is the solution. The problem is that coexistence for Muslims means to acquiescence to Islam.

But others may know the getting up from other perspectives like Deuteronomy 31:6. It’s just as applicable today in helping you avoid staying down. Several sterling jewels were shared with this discussion from people who knew something about not staying down. But beside Deuteronomy 31:6, we of Christendom have this jewel to add to our collective ability for not to stay down. Which is a first hand source, and not passed on from some mere mortal like Moses to Joshua. But from Jesus Christ himself, who said, “The things that are impossible with man are possible with God,” Luke 18:27. Jesus must take the lead and we follow. Most have their down episodes. just get up! And take your coat off, roll your sleeves, and start doing what you either need to be doing or want to do. And let the Word be your leader. Everyone can succeed because as we often sing, “The Bible Told Me So.” Blessed by getting up and getting on with it.

A shared jewel that has served me well. It’s the last thing that I utter to God upon my bed. The first utterance upon getting up and repeated constantly during the day. Which is, “Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me. Redeem me from the oppression of man,” Psalms 119:133-134. It’ll serve you well, also. Know this, the Word is Jesus, Revelation 19:13. And the vesture dipped in blood is his body, John 1:1,14.

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ugly bedfellows

Franklin Graham, son of famed evangelist, Billy Graham, has called for a national day of prayer for trump which he wants to occur on, Sunday, June second.

Graham was quick to declare that mobilizing people to pray was not a political endorsement for trump. Which, is exactly what it is, based upon his own words. Declaring, “No president has been attacked more than trump and that the only hope for him, and the nation is God.” In other words, he wants  his God to rebuke people like me, who want trunp’s time in the Peoples house to end, as quickly as possible. Through the ethical and legal means that our Constitution provides.

Graham, and his associates, within evangelical protestantism are horribly misguided. They are guilty of factorizing Christendom to the bedrock of nothingness. They support candidates, who most closely endorses their biblical world view. And certainly, not the biblical world view.

Trump has no biblical world view, but he’s a clever manipulator, who has seized the opportunity rally evangelical support and in return for their support he caters to their interest. Because represent a influential voting block. He most likely learned that from another presidential hooligan named Ronald Reagan.

Robert Mueller in his report said , if he, and his team had found trump not guilty any crimes, we would have said so. Going on to list ten possible crimes. Emphasizing the unconstitutional rules established by the Department of Justice as to why he couldn’t indict trump. Instead calling on Congress to exercise its Constitutional duty.

That puts, Nancy Pelosi, and peoples House of Representatives between a rock and a hard place. Because, the Republican controlled Senate will not impeach trump. Based upon any articles of impeachment from the house no matter how factual they would sure to be.

This whole quagmire of a sinking America should serve as a wake up call. Notably, Republicans, and the majority of Christendom are’t the friends for an America based upon life, liberty and justice.

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Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety. See proverbs 11:14. It’s not prayer that is needed to save America. America needs action determined counselors like you and me.

 

A collection of three

From the substances of Scum in the Peoples house, Definitive time Now, Secrets of Revolutionaries, a thought or three.

He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy let him be holy still.

And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give everyone according to his work.

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

Blessed are those who do His commandments that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.

But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexual immoral and murders and idolaters, and whoever practices a lie.

I Jesus have sent my angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come! And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.

For I testify to everyone, who hears the words of the prophecy of this book. If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book. And if anyone takes away from the words of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly,” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. (Texts:Revelation 22:11-21).

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scum in the Peoples house trump

“If our team had confidence that trump clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so,” Robert Mueller, Special Council to the Department of Justice.

The donald responds, “Impeachment is a dirty, filthy disgusting word.” Declaring, “Mr. Mueller was never a true Trumper.” Trump continued his rant by saying, his investigation was, “A giant presidential harassment.” Trump also referred to the special counsel’s team of investigators as, “Some of the worst human beings on earth.”

Mueller’s 448-page report listed 10 possible instances of obstruction of justice by trump.

Facts about trump. He’s a bully and a vulgar habitual liar. Thrice married and an unapologetic adulterer. Now trump has enlarged his resume to clearly qualify him for what he truly is filthy scum.

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Definitive time NOW

A bogus president, donald j. trump, who fraudulently occupies the peoples house. Certified by, Robert Mueller, special council to the United States Department of Justice.

Alexander Hamilton wrote in his contribution to the Federalist Papers in 1787. It seems to have been reserved to the people of this country. By their conduct and example, to decide the important questions. Whether societies of men are really capable of establishing good government from reflection and choice. Or whether they are forever destined to depend on their political constitutions by accident or force. If there be any truth in the remark, the crisis at which we are arrived may with propriety be regarded as the era in which that decision is to be made. A wrong election on our part. And it shall be seen from this view, to be considered the general misfortune of mankind.

The product of a good sermon delivered by Hamilton, occurred because he modeled the insights of George Burns, albeit, when he said it, it was meant as humor. So give some serious thought to the aforementioned because it meets the criteria of a Burns sermon. Who said, “The secret of a good sermon is to have a good opening and a good ending, then have the two as close together as possible.”

It’s all about ditching trump who is the perfect antipathy of Hamilton’s dialogue. Available to work towards that end. Found through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can meet.

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Secrets of revolutionaries

There was a German theologian, who opposed Adolf Hitler, and it cost him his life. That theologian was Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer, and the Lutheran church debated the evils of Nazism. Bonhoeffer used the following analogy concerning Hitler. “If I see a madman driving into a group of innocent bystanders, than I can’t, as a Christian simply wait for the catastrophe and than comfort the wounded and bury the dead. I must try and wrestle the steering wheel out of the hands of the driver.” Dietrich went under ground, and helped plot the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler. Bonhoeffer became the inspiration for the doctrine of situational ethics. In short, each situation dictates the proper ethical response.

Think about Bonhoeffer’s analogy, as it applies to the various conditions, that threaten this nation. While many such conditions exist, three will be mentioned. First, and foremost the need to preach the life changing gospel. To a nation of people, who are increasingly turning away from God’s edicts. In America today, people are being denied freedom of speech to use the name of Jesus in public forums. They include teenagers in their public schools. To Christian ministers, who are told to use political correct expressions like God. If they insist on keeping the name Jesus in their public speeches; they are removed from the program.

Followed by the threat Muslims, in this country present to American values. Islam is evil! Both Moses and Paul knew Islam for what it represents. Moses said, Muslims are terrorists; note, Genesis 16:11-12. Paul said, get rid of Muslims; note, Galatians 4:28-31. In verse 30, the bondwoman is Hagar. She is the mother of Islam. Her son son is Ishmael through whom Muslims trace the lineage back to Abraham. Isaac is the child of promise destined to inherit the promises God made to Abraham. And from those promises made to Abraham came Jacob to Christ. Paul in verse 29 records forever world terror, note, But as he, who was born according to the flesh the persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now. Today notably Jews and Christians. With anti-semitism increasing exponentially globally, and Christians being tagged as hate mongers and in some instances terrorists.

Followed by the greed of the nations corporate conglomerates. Led by the picture perfect magnets of Wall Street. Where the stock market is the god to worship earning billions for the few. While many Americans are drowning for lack of sufficient monies needed to survive. What can we expect from profiteering beyond the stock market? The same! As they swindle American consumers with faulty products and failing workmanship. While far to many hard working American’s, can’t keep up with the spiraling out of control thirst for profits. Most likely, in the BILLIONS, no matter whom they hurt. Or what they destroy, even the nation itself.

An able response to such situations is found through the doctrine of liberation theology. A doctrine that composed a part of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s theology. Liberation theology is about the practical aspects of Christianity.The problems that confront people every day. We do not concentrate on those doctrines that do not have an every day application to daily living.

This discussion concerns the doctrine of the Resurrection of Christ. The Center piece of Christian teaching. Jesus said to Martha. I am the resurrection and the life. They that believe in me, though they were dead, yet shall they live, John 11:25. To some that verse represents some future event. As liberation theologians, we relish that glorious future occurrence, but it also has a more practical value and meaning. Whatever cause a Christian is engaged in someone will be inspired by your effort to carry on the mission. Regardless of what happens to message bearer. The service we render for Christ, can never be silenced or defeated.

The practical aspects of the resurrection are amplified in Matthew 13:24-30. It’s the well known story told by Jesus concerning farming. As, farmers plant their wheat crops. The farmers notice that the their wheat fields are being over run by weeds. Which could result in the death of their crops. It turns out that this a story not about farming. Rather it’s a story about the Resurrection. Those who do the work of Christ might have pay for their service. Sometimes with their lives. Those who work for just causes are likened to grains of wheat that appear to die, but burst through the ground announcing the resurrection of life. Like the wheat seed that dies. And then germinates to life which can be found in Bonhoeffer’s death. And the many before him, as well as, the many, who followed after him demanding social justice. Social and economic justice can only occur through the newness of life in Jesus Christ.

The great Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero said this shortly before his assassination like it was prophetic vision. “I must tell you as a Christian I do not believe in death without the resurrection. If I were killed, I shall arise in the Salvadoran people.”

We have been planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall also arise in the likeness of His resurrection, Romans 6:5. Meaning whatever our fate others will pick up the cross and follow. That is a short summary of liberation theology concerning the resurrection.

There you have it from Christ, Bonhoeffer, Romero and well scattered Christ souldiers around the globe. Teaching that each situation dictates a situational response. Special unto itself.

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One way traffic

An old lion who was to weak to hunt or fight for his food, decided that he must get it by his wits. He laid down in a cave. Pretending to be ill. And whenever any animals came to visit him, he seized them and ate them.

When many had perished in this way, a fox who had seen through the trick. Came and stood at a distance from the cave, and inquired as to how he was. ‘Bad’ the lion answered,” and asked, “Why he did not come in? “I would have come in,” said the fox, “But I saw a lot of tracks going in and none coming out!”

A wise person recognizes danger signals in time to avoid injury. (source: Fables of Aesop-Penguin Classics-One Way Traffic)

Romans 12:16, put it this way, “Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.” All of which of requires spiritual maturity. Set your mind on high affairs, like working towards that maturity. One step towards spiritual maturity is work. Developed by  erasing condescending attitudes.

Like the condescendence of Proverbs 13:11, “Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished, but those that gather by labor shall increase.”

A prayer worth praying, “Let Your mercy, O LORD, be upon us, just as we hope in You,” Psalms 33:22. And perhaps, as we show mercy upon others. More so upon them that aggravate us to the point of disgust which of course borders upon hate. And, is in opposition to Romans 12:16.

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trend carefully

Truly the light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to behold the sun; but if a man lives many years and rejoices in them all, yet let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. All that is coming is vanity.

Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth; walk in the ways of your heart, and in the sight of your eyes; but know that for all these God will bring you into judgment. Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, and put away evil from your flesh, for childhood and youth are vanity. See Ecclesiastes 11:7-10.

aging what its like

Aging spells times of trouble. Everyone sooner or later is going to have to dip deep into the banks of ones health insurance. The 2020 election cycle is tantamount, as to, when your silver cord will be loosed. So vote for a collection of candidates that will make medicare available to all! That will be ones path to enjoying ones golden years.

Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the difficult days come, and the years draw near when you say, “I have no pleasure in them.” While the sun and the light, the moon and the stars are not darkened, and the clouds do not return after the rain; in the day when the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men bow down; when the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look through the windows grow dim; when the doors are shut in the streets, and the sound of grinding is low; when one rises up at the sound of a bird, and all the daughters of music are brought low. Also they are afraid of height, and of terrors in the way, when the almond tree blooms, the grasshopper is a burden, and desire fails. For man goes to his eternal home, and the mourners go about the streets.

Remember your Creator before the silver cord is loosed, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher shattered at the fountain, or the wheel at the well. Then the dust will return to the earth as it was. And the spirit will return to God who gave it. See Ecclesiastes 12:1-7.

angry old white men pasteurize them

House GOP resolution blasted, Alexandria Ortez-Cosio’s, Green New Deal as violating the nations bedrock principles. For the GOP, bedrock principles represent low wages. Allowing corporate conglomerate to deny basic workers rights. Such as employee rights to organize, and strike, when collective bargaining with management fails to produce a contract of employee benefits agreeable to the workforce. Done without GOP or corporate retribution! GOP, and corporate retribution is the reason for wage and benefits stagnation! And much more!

The GOP is mostly made up of angry old white men. Very evident when it comes to reproduction rights of women. Reproductive rights belong to women which is complicated because its a family issue. In the end, regardless of the complications the decision is that of the woman. Put the shoe on the other foot by passing a law making it illegal for men to have a vasectomy. Sure enough the GOP and their crony, religionist would cry foul. Though their rhetoric would be entertaining!

The GOP perpetuates a collection of narcissist, who perpetuate wealth and privilege for the few, and who are mostly white men.

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got it right, when she applauded a billionaire’s offer to pay off academic debt, but said, “Students shouldn’t have to rely on the generosity of others.” Which represents another plank in her Green New Deal. Meaning college education would be tuition free just like ones high school education. High school education is tuition free because society needed and benefited by preparing students to enter the work force, Times have changed with many occupations needing advanced degrees in order to enter the work force. So once again society needs and benefits by extending tuition free college educations. Education is about obtaining skills to become productive citizens. Instead the GOP wants to keep college degree seeking students saddled with crippling debt.

Change won’t happen unless greater numbers of Green New Deal candidates are sweep into office! Keep and grow the house, capture the senate and dump trump. Give the judicary a new sense of purpose with justices, who care about the welfare of the people. Erasing justices, who see justice through party affiliation.

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comings goings my it not be urs

Some years ago while having breakfast with a bishop I became intrigued about the needs of the disenfranchised. Long story made short my ministry took an about face. And, still traveling that journey with compassionate enthusiasm today. And oh, what tales could be told. Those tales reinforced in me what I already was. And would be indelibly etched, a consciousness within me that begged for deliverance. And finally, decades later it has emerged as the New Green deal. Meaning solutions for the disenfranchised and the not disenfranchised. Beautiful as it is magnificent. Hope you’ll get on board by shunning political alliances. Vote for candidates from either party, who support the depth of the New Green Deal.

First a tale of tragedy from a family of the not disenfranchised. Amy Vilela believes her 22 year old daughter, Shalynne, died over a dispute concerning her health insurance status.

At check in for medical services people are asked to present their insurance verification identification. This is known as, wallet biopsy which determines the level of care a person will receive.  There are lots of in between’s concerning the outcome of ones wallet biopsy. From denied services to remedies of out of reach deductibles and co-payments. That’s because here in America health care providers function in ways that increases the wealth of the providers shareholders.

Caught up in a mess that should never happen in America, Shalynne’s, mother, Amy Vilela decided to run for a congressional seat in Las Vegas, Nevada. Though her election bid failed her campaign focused on the need for medicare for all. A urgent plank endorsed the New Green Deal.

This discussion just sketched the journey of a mothers broken heart over here daughters tragic and unnecessary death. For more details, do a web search, you’ll be sure to shed some tears.

The purpose of American health care is only about profits. To many people have needlessly died because of profits before care. And opponents of compassion, and care, are labeled socialists. Better to be labeled a socialist than an engine for capitalist murder.

The 2020 election cycle is societies opportunity to right many wrongs. If the electorate masters the tiered planks of our our New Green Deal we’ll retain control of the House and capture the Senate and the Presidency.

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the preachers mind set

The greatest biblical thinkers were people not associated with organized religion. Because they represented deceitful mythologies hurtful to the collective good of humanity. Do away with modern religion! Interested? Found through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather.

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“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher, ‘All is vanity.'” And moreover because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yes he pondered and sought out and set in order many proverbs. The Preacher sought to find acceptable words, and what was written was upright. Words of truth. The words of the wise are like goads (stimulants), and the words of scholars are like well driven nails, given by the Shepherd. And furthermore my son, be admonished. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is wearisome to the flesh.

Let us hear the conclusion of the matter. Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all. For God will bring every man’s work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil. See Ecclesiastes 12:8-13.

a path not well journeyed

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Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that us within me, bless His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits. Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your (spiritual) diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. See Psalms 103:1-5.

untangling the tangled

Any truth to U.S ambassador to Israel, David Friedman’s declaration, “Israel is on the side of God.” Ambassador Friedman made his inference known at a function commemorating the first anniversary of the U.S. embassy relocation to Jerusalem. Which had been, and is, and will forever be Israel’s capital city!

Which of course, created an uproar of disapproval. With critics angrily announcing that such an excessively pro-Israel stance. Will surely tip the the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians into apocalyptic pathways.

Ambassador Friedman got it right Israel is on the side of God because God said so!

God’s promise to Israel. For thus says the LORD of hosts, “He has sent me after glory to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.” See Zechariah 2:8.

Israeli history of survival with undeniable truths. “If it not been the LORD, who was on our side, when men rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us alive, when their wrath was kindled against us; then the waters would have overwhelmed us, the stream would have gone over our soul.” See Psalms 124:2-5.

“Blessed be the LORD, who has not given us as prey to their teeth. Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, we have escaped. Our help is in the name of the LORD, who has made heaven and earth.” See Psalms 124:6-8.

Jerusalem! “Since I brought My people out of the land of Egypt, I have chosen no city from any tribe in which to build my house. That My name might be there, nor did I chose any man to be ruler over My people Israel.  I have chosen Jerusalem that My name may be there, and I have chosen David to be over My people Israel.” See 2 Chronicles 6:5-6.

Apocalyptic pathway. “Behold I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem.” See Zechariah 12:2.

Historic biblical occurrences concerning Israel. From the distant past through to today and our tomorrows. Giving credibility which authenticates the scriptural record of Israeli history. Israeli history is humanities world history. Available to share the depth of that history that can’t be escaped. Found through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather.

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turbulent times

America isn’t so beautiful anymore. Torn apart by ideologies foreign to American values. Which by the way were solidly based upon the ethics declared by a philosophy called Judea Christendom.

Now the nation has a presidential candidate in, Pete Buttigieg, touting his homosexuality and his marriage to a man named Chasten Glezman.

His candidacy must be rejected because it’s foreign to the aforementioned philosophy which in itself has its authority from the words of Jesus Christ. Who declared, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female,” and said, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So then, they are no longer two but one flesh.” See Mathew 19:4-6a.

Entire civilizations were destroyed because of the behaviors of the Buttigieg’s!

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heart beat laws

Outcomes concerning abortion rights isn’t mysterious because male dominated legislators will always deny women the right to decide the fate of their pregnancy.

In Alabama women make up 51% of the population. But the law making legislature there is 85% male. The Alabama senate consists of 31 males, and four women, who are all democrats.

Because abortion is so intimate, it’s a decision that should be decided individually by each woman. Absent male coercion by intimidation or law.

Total self determination for women for the abortion issue and all other matters isn’t going to occur. Unless women set aside politics and vote their self interests. Which means support politicians who understand, and will pledge to legislate the elements of the New Green Deal. Because the New Green Deal will legislate federal law making choice a women’s decision. And if necessary, and most likely, it will be necessary to expand the Supreme Court to fifteen members. The 2020 election cycle is critical for preserving and advancing American democracy.

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its the in between that matters

As fire burns brushwood, and fire causes water to boil. To make Your your name known to Your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your presence! When you did awesome things for which we did not see. You came down and the mountains shock at Your presence!

For since the beginning of the world, people have not heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen any God besides You, who acts for the one, who waits for Him. You meet them, who rejoices and does righteousness, who remembers You in Your ways.

You are indeed angry, for we have sinned. In such ways we continue; and we need to be saved. But we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are like filthy rags; and our iniquities like the wind have taken us away. See Isaiah 64:2-6.

Solution: But now, O LORD, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You are the potter; and all we are the work of your hand. See Isaiah 64:8.

8 centuries of history

Helpfulness in its many shades beats the ugliness of abusiveness in its many shades.

“But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him,” 1 Corinthians 8:3.

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart the things God has prepared for those who love Him,” 1 Corinthians 2:9.

Motto: Change yourself and then change your world. Neither is easy!