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Happy Mother’s Day 2020

 

 

Happy Resurrection Day

Dear friends and visitors,

Here’s wishing all a safe and blessed holiday.

This year is special.  It really tasks us to think about life.  Many of us, worldwide, are ordered to stay at home.  There will be no physical church services.  That brings us to the reality that the “church” is not a building but the people.  We need God in and with us no matter where we are, or where we go.

The following was originally posted in 2016.  It doesn’t seem that long since I first saw the movie Risen.  It is one of my favorite movies. Read the rest of this entry

Happy New Year 2020

Thanks to everyone for their support through this year, and here’s looking forward to blessings and goodness for the coming year.

 

Happy Holidays To All

Season Greetings

Merry Christmas

Happy Hanukah

Happy Kwanzaa

Happy Holidays

 

What I Want For Christmas

To all followers, friends, and lurkers.  May you have a peaceful and blessed holiday.

The video below is a fav that I’ve posted in prior years.

Yep.  This is what I want for Christmas — every single last one of them.  🙂

 

A Most Relevant and Uncomfortable Message: Frederick Douglass’s Independence Day Oration Of 1852 — Padre Steve’s World: Official Home of the Anti-Chaps

Friends of Padre Steve’s World, Yesterday President Trump delivered a speech at the Lincoln Memorial in his “Salute to America.” For Trump the speech was as non-partisan. Although he talked about the “spirit of America” and detailed many military, scientific, and economic accomplishments, appealed to American Exceptionalism, and threw in a couple of comments about […]

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Flowers for Mothers Day

Happy Resurrection Day

Dear friends and visitors,

Here’s wishing all a safe and blessed holiday.

The following was originally posted in 2016.  It doesn’t seem that long since I first saw the movie Risen.  It is one of my favorite movies.

Risen is about a Roman Tribune named Clavius who is tasked by Pilot to find the body of the crucified Jesus Christ that is no longer in the tomb, and before the three days predicted that he would rise from the dead.

Clavius sets out to find the followers of Yeshua for them to tell him where they have hidden the body. Instead, Clavius finds more than he anticipated — a man who he ordered killed and saw dead, alive again.

Below is a video interview of Cliff Curtis who played Yeshua in the movie.  When asked about his preparations to play the role of Jesus the Christ, Curtis said that he didn’t want to talk about or preach love and peace  —  he wanted to be love and peace.

Following that video is a scene from the movie that I enjoy, and hope that you will too.

 

 

 

 

 

International Women’s Day

On this day, I am reminded of an experience when I was in college.  It was a writers, evening class made-up of mostly women.   The professor encouraged us to express ourselves, and there were a few women in class who always exercised that right by discussing the women’s movement of that time.  One pointed out that the make-up of the class, having very few White men, indicated that women did not receive the privilege of attending college right after high school.   We juggle family and full-time jobs with college classes.   Mostly, the motivation for a college degree was to increase our earning potential.

A man student mockingly sat back with a smirk on his face, and stated the reason was not because of White male privilege but because women were not as intelligent as men — are stupid, and belong in the kitchen and the bedroom.

There must have been 20 voices all talking at the same time after he said that.  I remained quiet until the professor gained control.  Then I raised my hand, was acknowledged, and turned to that man saying;

“I’m so sorry you feel that way about your mother.”

It was as if all the air was suck out of the room.  The professor gave us a break.  When we returned to the class room, the man did not return and it fact, he disappeared for the rest of the semester. Read the rest of this entry

Parkland Shooting ~ One Year Later

By Hook Or By Book

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. Sadly, here in the U.S., today is also the first anniversary of the mass shooting at the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, that resulted in the deaths of fourteen high school students and three school faculty members.

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While an initial sense of hopelessness descended upon our nation, for those of us who believe in common sense gun reform, that’s slowly given way to cautious optimism. The students who survived that horrifying massacre have created a movement for change that for the first time has outlasted the initial news cycle. In 2018, at least 67 new gun laws were enacted in in Florida and 26 other states, as well as the District of Columbia. In Washington, 17 newly elected House members are supporters of stricter gun laws and more than two dozen House members who were backed by the National Rifle Association were defeated…

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Happy New Year 2019

Keep all the good and positive thoughts and things that happened in 2018, but discard all the bad.

 

Dogs and Cats As Santa’s Helpers

This video has become a tradition here at We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident for the Holiday Season.  Hope you enjoy!

 

Veterans Day 2018

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A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

~ Joseph Campbell ~

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Happy Veteran’s Day !

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We’d like to thank those who have served our country and to their families as well. Both have made tremendous sacrifices and we won’t forget those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Take care !

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Happy Labor Day America

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Today is Labor Day in America. It’s a time set aside to honor those who work hard every day. This holiday is a day of rest for many workers while some have to be on the job to keep things moving. I am glad to be off myself on the fourth day of my four-day weekend. Here’s to all of you who are working today and every day.

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Happy Father’s Day

While we honor the living dads, and remember those dads who have passed on,  let us also remember those dads who have a child that has passed on. 

 

 

 

Remembering Those Who Served

Happy Mother’s Day 2018

 

Resurrection Day

Celebrating life today and continuing it everyday.  May you be filled with life and love.

 

 

Happy Valentine’s Day 2018

Please share in a box of cyber-chocolates from me to you.

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