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On this day and every day –
God is in Control
. . . and His Grace is Sufficient, so . . .
Keep Looking Up
Hopefully, every Sunday, we can find something here that will build us up a little . . . give us a smile . . . and add some joy or peace, very much needed in all our lives.
“This day is holy to the Lord your God;
do not mourn nor weep.” . . .
“Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet,
and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared;
for this day is holy to our Lord.
Do not sorrow,
for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Glory to God 3
GLORIFY GOD BY DECLARING HIS GLORY
God’s Word tells us that all of creation declares His glory. In fact, we read in Psalm 19:1-4 saying “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes our through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.”
If all of creation declare the glory of God, then there is even more of an obligation for us to glorify God. This is because we are made in the image of God, we are His image-bearers. If we are image-bearers of God, then we need to declare His glory. The way to declare His glory is not just to be an image-bearer but also display Him in our every action, word and deed.
Proclaiming God’s glory to the world always begins by taking a look at our own hearts. We cannot declare that God is above every other name if “we” are still on the throne of our hearts and not God. We cannot proclaim His excellencies and then seek personal selfish gain, success, approval and affirmation from others etc. Declaring of God’s glory starts with our humility. It begins with a life of sacrifice to the One who has given up everything for us.
When we set Christ as number one in our lives and in our hearts, then we are set free to magnify Jesus. It is only when we set our eyes on the Lord Jesus Christ who freed us from the weight of sin and death and when our whole lives become about Him, that in this freedom we find the life that we were always meant for, to glorify God and to declare His Glory to the world.
Notice that we cannot achieve this in our own strength, it must be the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Romans 11 says “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things.” The ability to glorify God and honor Him only comes through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. So allow Christ into our lives, so that we may surrender our life to God in order to declare His glory in everything we do.
1 Peter 4:11 says “whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves as one who serves by the strength God supplied – in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To Him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”
In order to declare the Glory of God, we must also produce the fruit of our salvation and display of the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. For example, when we plant a fruit tree in our garden, we have high expectations of it to produce the fruit of its kind. If it is an apple tree, then we would expect the tree to produce apples. When the tree is full of apple’s and the tree is overhanging with abundant fruit, then people look at the tree and speak of the goodness of the tree.
This is the same for the children of God. In order for us to flourish like well-watered plants and to produce the kinds of fruit that declare the glory of God, there are some things we must allow God to do in our lives. Let’s continue to look at the analogy of a tree. If we have a green thumb, we will know some of the secrets of producing more fruit from our garden plants.
When a new tree is planted, before we even begin to try encourage fruiting on a tree, we need to make sure that the plant is old enough and healthy enough to bear the load. Usually standard fruit trees need anywhere from 5 to 7 years before they are ready to produce. In a similar way for us to produce the fruit of Christ in our lives, what we require is time, and time for us to mature in Christ.
There is a requirement of patience. James 1:4 says “And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete lacking in nothing.” What is meant by steadfastness is patience and perseverance. There is a requirement to grow in order to produce fruit.
There are many scriptures in God’s Word that describe the need to grow and mature spiritually. Ephesians 4:15 says “we are to grow up in every way into Him who is the head, into Christ,” and again in 2 Peter 3:18 saying “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Ultimately this is what is pleasing to God. In fact, Jesus Himself says in John 15:8 “By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.”
Then there is a requirement for pruning. Fruit trees ideally need to be trained in their first few years of growth into the shape we want them to maintain throughout their productive lives. In a similar fashion, in order to declare the glory of God, we need to maintain a certain shape. An outward proof of the internal change and this is the shape that declares the glory of God. In order to do this, there must be pruning.
Pruning involves getting rid of those things in our lives that are not of God and that don’t contribute to our lives in Christ. It can sometimes be a painful process, where God may discipline us, mold us and make us into the person that declares the glory of God. The end result of the pruning is a beautiful tree with abundant fruits, and the end results of God’s pruning in our lives is a life that shouts out and declares the glory of God through our person.
Ephesians 4:22-32 gives us instruction on exactly what must be pruned in our lives. It says “…put off your old self which belongs to your former manner of life and corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members of one another. When angry, do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. Let no corrupt talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”
Once this pruning takes place, then we begin to see the fruits of the Spirit, as it says in Galatians 5:22-24 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”
God’s Word is very clear in explaining to us what the fruits of a follower of Christ are. Our example is Christ Himself. If a believers behavior contradicts what the word says, he is not really transformed in Christ. In fact the scriptures tell us that if we declare Jesus Christ as Lord and have a relationship with Him but still walk in the darkness of disobedience then we need to test ourselves to see whether we are truly regenerate. 1 John 1:6 says “If we say we have fellowship with Him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.”
We also need good soil for our fruit bearing plant to maximize its output. In a similar fashion we need to cultivate and nurture ourselves which is an intentional move towards seeking and cultivating our hearts to allow the spiritual seed in us to grow and develop. Jesus tells us that those who cultivate good soil in their hearts will result in hearing the word, accepting it and then finally producing thirty, sixty or even a hundred times what was sown.
This is the person whose heart is not hard, receiving the word of God into their lives and working the soil of their hearts, ploughing it, weeding it and fertilizing it and so becoming productive, whose end is abundant fruit that declares the glory of God to all those surrounding it and far beyond its reaches. Amen.
So let us be united with Christ and as it says in 2 Peter 1:4 “…become partakers of the divine nature,” through the work of the Holy Spirit in us that we boldly declare the glory of God to all those around us and fulfill the purpose for which we are made.
Gotta keep the red states red.
Thank God we don’t get too many up here in Montana! And then we get the occasional winter like this last one (29 below zero; took out some of my nice perennials) which runs off more than half.
We badly needed a nice subzero Siberian Express a few times each decade for the last three decades. Run ’em off before they became acclimated to weather that was merely cold. Once acclimated to cold, then Siberian Expresses are just the same amount of acclimating done again…better to hit the shits with it all in one big lump so they run crying to home.
Toss the illegals out on the streets in a northern blizzard like the town of FITCHBURG did just before I moved south.
A church had set up an unused warehouse, owned by a member, for the homeless as a blizzard was headed our way. The town inspector said it did not meet CODE and tossed everyone out and closed it down… THE PEOPLE FROZE TO DEATH!!!
The story is long gone although it did make local news.
The state of MA had a lot of homeless freeze to death that winter.
Did the inspector commit suicide or did he get re-elected?
I really do not know because we were moving at the time. We were actually in a travel trailer in NC when the storm hit. Some of my horses and ponies were at a rodeo stable. The owners were in Texas competing and we got hit by a MAJOR blizzard.
Thank goodness we had snow tires and chains.
All the water lines at the stable froze. Their Mamma was too old to take care of the place under those conditions and they could not get home for days.
We were literally begging milk bottles from others at the trailer park so we could lug water via the truck to a humongous number of critters, horses cows, calves…
Boy you’ve got some tales Gail…Wow!
Just helping out.
Lots of hard work in That kind of help! 🙂
Texas needs to shut the gates …
Look at all the stupid going north to Washington and Oregon, where life is almost as bad as CA, without the sunshine …
Thank goodness they are not fleeing to South Carolina …
And not too many coming here to NC.
Looking forward to your joining us.
Acct joke of sorts.
Every time we travel up Farrington Rd to 54, I have to laugh at the sign that says ‘Green Bean Counters’
Well, y’know — them beans don’t count themselves….
More than I like 😉 NC ‘used’ to be red, ’til all the SEastern bankers moved their peeps in …
Research Triangle part and CARY
Seems like Abbott doesn’t shut a gate until another one has opened, then thumps chest a gate has been shut.
Have a lovely Sunday everyone!
Happy Mother’s Day!
Thank your Mom and your wife for sharing you with us.
Thank you, and will do!
(I’ll thank her for letting me “goof around” on the internet!) 😉 😀
Thank your mom for imbuing you with the wisdom to see totalitarianism in its early stages.
And give her our thanks for gaining this wisdom second-hand.
And you as well!
Happy Mother’s Day Gil!
Happy Mothers day 💓
Thank you darlin’ …
And you don’t get labor day off…far from it.
Nope. Ive been cleaning all day. Woke up to mr gil telling me our downstairs toilet tank has a crack all the way from the flusher to the bottom of the tank.
Yeah. He cleaned it up but its a 1.6 gpf which are illegal in CA now.
Home Depot Glacier Bay $105, a wax ring (or plastic replacement) and The Joy of Toilet Replacement.
Ill check it, thx.
This is the last one I bought/installed — https://www.homedepot.com/p/Glacier-Bay-2-piece-1-1-GPF-1-6-GPF-High-Efficiency-Dual-Flush-Complete-Elongated-Toilet-in-White-Seat-Included-N2316/100676582
It is a “dual-flush” system so you can still buy it in California, even though we always use the 1.6 GPF button.
Comes with everything needed to install, including wax ring and seat.
Kiddo uses a lot of paper. Any concerns w having to flush 2x every time?
With the 1.6 GPF button, it’s pretty reliable. I can’t opine on the other button.
Ok thats helpful. I just checked and my HD has a dozen of them 👍
The most important measurement is from the bolts to the wall. 95% of new-ish houses in California use one measurement, but having the wrong one can mess up your day.
Ok. Our house was built in 88.
Remember that while the old toilet is off, and the new toilet is not on (and has no water in the trap), you will have sewer gases leaking directly into the room.
You want to be prepared and organized, but not rushed or panicked.
That is where heavy plastic and a bungy to seal it is useful.
You can get creative and use string and a heavy rubber band.
It will not seal it completely but it will keep the stink down to a dull roar.
Better plan is to inspect the bottom of the new one and figure out where you’re going to put the old one.
The bottom end, with the old wax ring, will be a mess — and doesn’t sit flat, to boot. A couple of short chunks of 4×4 and a flat Hefty bag will allow you set it aside.
Cleaning up the remnants of the old wax ring is delightful fun.
Applying the new wax ring and setting the new toilet bowl in place should go quickly. Make sure not to knock the threaded studs into the hole.
With luck and preparation, you can have the new toilet bowl in place in about 120 seconds. You’ll want the room well-ventilated, but shouldn’t need anything fancy.
Once the new bowl is on the wax ring, you can pour about a gallon of water into the bowl and the trap should function.
Remember that the old bowl will still have water in the trap that can spill out all over everything if you tilt it — and that water has been in the bowl, so is not clean.
Dad was a traveling salesman for work and on top of that we redid houses and sold them. In one house we had a ‘traveling toilet’ for MONTHS between the time it got removed and the time Dad could get around to replacing it.
Mom and I got creative.🤓
In such circumstances, it’s perfectly reasonable to have mid-term methods of keeping sewer gas out of the home.
I, too, have been there and done that — like when the back rooms of a house don’t yet have a floor.
But in the gilfamily’s case, I’m hoping they can do the insta-swap method.
The crack was out if the blue on an American standard. Looked it up, and even on the current 1.2 gpf they crack for no reason. Im guessing poor porcelain or bad firing. I sent pics and an email to the company but i doubt theyll replace it, even w a lifetime on the china bits.
Porcelain is porcelain — and if you think about how they’re put-together, there are tricky stress points. I once steadied myself (not supported myself) on the tank of one and the holes where it bolted to the seat broke apart.
Oh no hope you didnt get hurt.
Well I had the exact same toilet put in the master bath so we will have to watch that one also. Theres another glacier bay model available in case the measurements are off for some reason.
If you’re concerned about his paper use, there are alternatives….
Lolol. Oh no!
I’m a big fan of two-piece toilets, because I’m generally the stupid SOB that ends-up lifting them — and it’s a lot easier to lift just half.
It’s up $4 since I bought mine.
(Just ignore the apostrophe…)
It’s a great thought! And they did use “its” correctly in the other instance present!
I noticed that. 🤦
According to this both were both incorrect they needed to be swapped around.
I’ll tell you why i still had to look this up.
I had an english teacher who was obsessed with apostrophes, to the point of insanity. I can’t now remember her name or visualize her face, just her red pen, “see me” “write this out 50 times” on and on and on.
I even developed a crafty plan, putting the apostrophe vertically above the S like I was writing fast and just missed, it didn’t work.
I reckon that so long as one isn’t a lawyer or something like that, even with spelling, if the average person can understand what you meant to mean, it’s fair enough.
“Objection, Your Honor.”
The explanation in https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/it's
Is what I was taught.
It’s is a contraction of It is.
Yep. It’s as a possessive is correct in British English.
Probably the meme creator is ‘alf English (like Chiefio or me 🙂 )…..
LOL! OK, that explains RAC accepting “it’s” as correct for a possessive instance.
Chuckles and GangGreen in the UK will probably make it’s a repossessive 🙂
From a UK teaching site:
They’ve changed it then. As with many other things…
I’ll look at my 1950s-era OED to see what it has to say… (if I can find/lift it)…
I had both the King’s English (London-born Mum) and American English drilled into me since the 1950s, and “it’s” was always a bone of contention… two countries separated by a common language…
From the Merriam-Webster site:
In the meme, they are both the possessive form and both should be its with no apostrophe.
its unconstitutional laws
Thank you for this valuable lesson, Carl.
And his tweet contains this from Tom Elliott: “Covid Retrospective Series, Vol. 1
Media: The Unvaccinated Are Scum”
I had forgotten how bad it was. Those people are dangerous. They were wrong, but the only one that I know of who has apologized is Arnold Schwarzenegger.
I think so.
What we have here are American Nazis. The real ones. Not the Chicago goofs. REAL American Nazis. Grade A, top shelf, learned NOTHING from World War II.
American Nazis are distinguished by not being antisemitic, but otherwise, they’re the same fascist, modernist, asshole bullies as what destroyed Germany.
It was only the public face too. If only we had recirdings when the cameras were off.
The unthinking, uninformed, ignorant, arrogant boot lickers would do it again in a heartbeat, too.
Exactly. Because they’re DUMB NAZIS.
Listen to them, knowing that THEY made the mistake of taking the ineffective, dangerous vaccines, because they can’t actually think independently.
^^^ Nailed it. One can probably find links to Nazis of yesteryear in many of them. People, education, personal interests, etc.
We forget that a faction of high level Industrialists Like the Rockefellers were in league with the NAZIs from the beginning.
Fascism, a blend of corporations & government suited them down to the ground!
The Americans who funded Hitler, Nazis, German economic miracle, and World War II
So Dulles was negotiating with Senior NAZIS.
This document WAS CLASSIFIED BY THE CIA. It was written by an Ex CIA agent.
How Allen Dulles and the SS Preserved Each Other
by Peter Dale Scott
ABOVE BILL GATES: THE ROCKEFELLERS. FROM OPERATION PAPERCLIP TO CHINA, WHO AND AIDS
Kissinger was Klaus Schwab’s mentor and thus fundamental in the development of the World Economic Form.
You are really something special.
Serious query: How certain are you that the facts in your comment are accurate? It seems to me that the idea of ‘stashing’ Nazis in SA is inconsistent with Israel’s hunt [and eventual execution] of Eichmann. Was he part of the ‘stashed’, also? Was USA only pretending to be allied with Israel in the early days?
So many questions for something so old.
The Führer, the better…
(from an old A-Team episode, from the Murdoch character…)…
Not to be confused with Rupert.
Some is going to be Skuttlebutt of course. However we do know some Nazis made it to South America and we do know that Operation Paperclip happened.
We also know that George Soros was allowed in when he should not have been.
Just a passing thought… Do we latch on to ‘Jews’ because that is what we are TOLD? Or where there a lot of other groups targeted, like the mentally ill, handicapped, gypsies, ‘Enemies of the State’ wealthy middle class…
Is Clif High correct that the Khazarian Mafia uses ‘Jew’ as a sheepskin to HIDE what they actually are?
CLIF HIGH – THE KHAZARIAN MAFIA (AKA THE NAME STEALERS) [FAKE JEWS]
The writing team, Will Zoll does a lot of deep digging in Prussia Gate and bring the evidence.
Notice how this jives with the Wilson quotes I posted above:
I linked to the Prussiagate summary above.
Yep. I have to wonder if there was a lower age limit at the Nuremburg Trials, as Gyorgi Schwarz was snitching on local Jews helping old Adolf send them to the ovens… somewhere he was interviewed, and was proud of that (of course, that interview has been scrubbed from the net now that folks know who Satan Sauros is…)…..
Sauros is persona non grata in a few countries. Too bad he and his spawn couldn’t be shipped to one of them….. Alex, the daughter, and the other sons seem to be cut from the same rancid evil cloth as Gyorgi…
Soros has repeatedly called 1944 “The Best Year of his Life.”
I can remember that video BTW.
Kroft: You are a Hungarian Jew who escaped the Holocaust by posing as a Christian?
Kroft: And you watched lots of people get shipped off to the death camps?
Soros: Right, I was 14 years old…
Kroft: …My understanding is you went out with this protector of yours, who swore you were his adopted godson.
Kroft: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from Jews.
Soros: Yes, that’s right.
Kroft: That sounds like an experience that would send lots of folks to the psychiatric couch for many many years. Was it difficult?
Soros: Not at all, not at all. Maybe as a child you don’t see the connection, but it created no problem at all.
Kroft: No feeling of guilt, for example, that I’m Jewish and here I am watching these people go, I could just as easily be one of them that I could be there for example that I should be there, none of that?
Soros: Well, of course, I could be on the other side, or I could be the one from whom the thing is being taken away. But there was no sense I shouldn’t be there…if I weren’t there, of course I wasn’t doing it, but someone else would be taking it away anyhow, whether I was there or not I was only a spectator, the property was being taken away. I had no role in taking away property. So I had no guilt.
This has a 13 minute clip:
He’s a Jew from the Synagogue of Satan (Revelation 2:9 and 3:9). Among the worst hypocrites and evil scum that exist…
Clif High is wacky, but he does have some good history he brings to the table.
I often wonder if the wackiness is a bit of a cover.
Just like Hunter pretending to be a drug addict and Joe pretending to be addled (that act has now become his reality).
Creating plausible alibis.
WORSE they were PAID big bucks to coerce their fellow Americans into take an EXPERIMENTAL JAB and when the truth finally leaked out about how dangerous and ineffective it was JUST DOUBLED DOWN.
I really hope many of them have their pants sued off!
They had a DUTY TO LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE!!!
List of Ethical & Legal Issues When Advertising
Remember THEY DID NOT HAVE TO TAKE THE MONEY. THEY COULD HAVE QUIT!
Here is an example of one of the group doubling down on using shaming tactics on the un vacinated.
Whoopi Goldberg’s Net Worth
I should add that Tucker Carlson has set a fine example for ETHICS in journalism and therefore can be used asan example in a court of law.
I do not know if this was deliberate or serendipity.
Oh, they’re antisemitic, all right. They just hide it.
“REAL American Nazis. Grade A, top shelf, learned NOTHING from World War II.”
On the contrary they learned quite well. All of them in that clip learned how to be Nazis.
Ha! Too true!
Check this out:
FBI Surveillance Contractor Monitored Vaxx-Skeptics
They especially monitored airline employees – and that means FG&C.
I archived it, just in case:
What’s even worse, is that these contractors helped FBI to not only monitor, but actually UNDERMINED the groups!
This is typical fascism. We are LITERALLY dealing with fascism.
“Surveillance contractor for the FBI.” Is that supposed to give the FBI some kind of deniability? Why is some contractor allowed to spy on citizens?
I think that means a leader in “predicting” threats and neutralizing them — i.e., abridging people’s freedoms.
The whole NATSEC sector is filled with slime and evil.
Still going on. Such a massuve scale. You would think far more would’ve been uncovered by now. We are so removed in time and the generation of “hating boomers” doesnt see how easily theyve been led.
“The Unvaccinated will get to pay the price.”
Yeah, we will
We get to BURY the Vaccinated YEARS EARLIER than we should….😪
(Every curse word I know) these people!
I get so angry listening to these scumbags. People DIED because of these people! PEOPLE DIED.
I can’t even.
Many ALONE, without family allowed… I can’t even look at my own anger toward ‘these monsters’ … my BP would be off the wall if I did…
I’m totally with you Aubergine … totally!
Hubby is getting ticked because of my screamming at the Computer screen.
Ahnuld didn’t apologize for anything but the bluntness of his phrasing.
Just another random song…..
One of the great talents I have truly missed since his passing so long ago. Thanks for posting.
You are going to see a reappearance of this man in my next BIMD – it was already in the can to be released, but you can take credit for the inspiration if you want. Goober doesn’t mind at all.
That’s a great one! 👍
Sound quality sounds terrible on that one though, like he’s underwater or something.
Try this one:
Or this one, for live:
I used to hate when Hillary would laugh with her mouth wide open.
Most dont laugh like that naturally. 😒
I never knew who DC_Draino was or that he was close to Trump.
I didnt know he was close either.
Have as many friends as you want Mr. Trump. Just remember to check them for knives.
quite the name dropper, isn’t he.
Neither since it is not really a parent….
Probably “Christopher Street” day… 😡 😡 😡 😡 😡
Over here they’re doing some sort of “Pride” thing after Father’s Day (celebrated on Acension Sunday, which I find REALLY inappropriate, as it has become a “let’s get drunk and stupid today” thing for the younger set) to cancel out or oppose Mother’s Day and Father’s Day….
For the pervs, having their own day(s) isn’t enough; they want to ENTIRELY CANCEL NORMALITY and REALITY…
A while back someone posted a chart with all of the Alphabet-Soup days and history months… something like TWO history months, and twenty-or-so “days”… one could say “HELLmark unHolidays”…
How are you? Theyve taken over ALL if June. It just showed up one day as a recognition day that no one asked for and now its the entire month. Full of 🌈 everything everywhere. And “Juneteenth” is now a paid holiday.
Much better, thanks, now that my cataracts have been “repaired”… but I’ll probably need my right eye redone, as the cataract was so dense/bad that they couldn’t measure it accurately… Only eight percent vision was left in that eye 😮
Have to say that’s a procedure that should never be put off, if possible. Procrastination, long wait times, COVIDIOCY (masking, etc.), and unfounded fear kept me away until my much-better-half pushed me and managed to get an exam appointment three months early, at which point the doctor said, “we do it now”, as in the following week, with the left eye the next week after that (10% on that one, but it’s around 20/20 now because they could measure it OK).
Hope all’s OK out your way, despite Gruesome Newscum… I really have to wonder what the snow melt would be like (would love to see Yosemite Falls and the other falls this year, but that’s off the menu for at least another year or two). Then again, Yosemite Valley might flood… sigh…. while Cal Water (or whatever they are) says there’s still a drought…
Over here the “Klima Kleber” are gluing themselves to the streets, blocking traffic and emergency vehicles, saying “so what, even MORE people are going to die from global warming”, etc. In Vienna someone died because the ambulance they were in was blocked by those idiots.
Sooner or later (hopefully sooner) someone is just going to drive over them, or get a front-loader and scoop them up and dump them off. At which point the “so what… etc.” will be turned on the “Klima Kleber”…
The Rainbow brigade have all but taken over Berlin (the city). Funny thing (OK, ironic would be more accurate), the Mozzie are not having it… could be a hot summer despite cooling weather 🙂
I hope the surgery goes better than expected. Glad you finally listened to her! Lots of poppies all over, and lupine. In our 1st hear wave of the year but tolerable. It will be something to watch out for as the snowpack melts to see if we have flooding. We had snow flurries here on the last day
Of the last winter storm.
Oops. Acension Thursday, I was somehow thinking Pfingsten, as opposed to Himmelfahrt. Brain cramp, sorry…
Happy “hey, what’s that in your pants?” day.
Ha. Eww. How long before they cancel mothers and fathers days bc its not “inclusive?”
I was just referring to your question about Big Mike 😁
Guess they’ll have to stamp “return to sender” on that “package”….. 🙂
bwah ha ha
“How long before they cancel mothers and fathers days bc its not “inclusive?””
Consider it done!
And anything else they want to do — UNTIL ANYONE STOPS THEM.
According to the masses, there’s all kinds of different ways to stop them.
But according to all experience with reality, there’s still only one way that actually works.
Nobody likes that one though, so we get tyranny instead.
Aren’t they already opposed to ‘Mothers Day’?
Anything family or traditional.
The twitter replies are glorious…
No good thoughts for Big Mike. None.
To one extent or the other this is what Democrats can expect in the near future.
Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of Commies…
That reminds me of a Mexican I was talking to. He was part of the group who wanted to reclaim the South West for Mexico (Aztlan) which was … wait for it…. A NAZI PSYOP!
This was from 2019, think what it is NOW!
And that explains WHY the Chamber of Commerce Rinos are ALL FOR ILLEGALS.
Realistically this is how new political parties are formed. Politics is a violent sport and it is delusional to expect one can form a committee to establish a new party. It takes a combination of those who believe they are not represented and some true believers that act from a truly pragmatic perspective; whatever it takes. If history is to be believed, if you ever meet someone who voluntarily gives up power you have met a truly extraordinary person. George Washington, Cincinnatus, and Jesus are three that come immediately to mind.
“If history is to be believed, if you ever meet someone who voluntarily gives up power you have met a truly extraordinary person.”
All the white people in America did it 👍
White people are the vast majority of the population.
White people outnumber every other group combined.
White people have given up all power, to everyone who hates them, hoping the haters will stop the abuse, if the white people just submit.
How’s that workin’ out?
I concede that my comment was ill-advised. I really should not be so eager to share my opinion in areas I clearly do not understand. My experience tells me I should listen more and talk less.
Scott is taking it that ‘White People’ actually HAD POWER. We lost it over a century ago long before we were born into the present debt slavery.
White people had the power that comes with any majority up until the Civil Rights Movement, which began conferring special protected-class status on politically favored groups.
I have never, in my whole life, ever seen any white person abuse a black person the way black people ROUTINELY abuse white people, captured on live video, by the thousands (tens of thousands, I’m sure).
Did it ever happen?
I don’t know. Supposedly, in ‘the bad old times’, at least that’s the narrative. I’ve never seen anything like that video (i.e., the opposite, a white man attacking a black woman), not even close, not even in a movie. Meanwhile, the webs are inundated with black-on-white violence videos.
I heard Rosa Parks was pressured to sit at the back of the bus. That must have been truly horrible. She got a whole civil rights movement for that.
Nothing like some irate black man getting in a white woman’s face and then punching her in the jaw. Where’s her civil rights movement?
There won’t be one, it’s just more teaching material for the protected-classes to laugh at and learn from, so they know how to treat white people too.
I know people want to look away. I know people don’t like to talk about it, because it’s real, and because there appears to be nothing that can be done, so people try to put it out of their minds.
That’s exactly how it is perpetuated, when everybody keeps their mouths shut and their heads down.
I just see it, and I call it like it is.
I was an eye witness of a young white girl screaming & crying in a Joanne’s fabric store when a black lady shopper got in her vicinity. Her mother tried to shush the child & pretend that she wasn’t raising her in a way to hate & fear just the presence of black people. It was so repulsive & sickening & the black lady had panicked eyes & tried to quietly move away to diffused the situation. Everyone else in the store was white & tried to pretend that we hadn’t just witnessed what we did.
I attended an all white high school in a city who in times past had unfortunately had an anti-black racist mayor. Anyway there was a black man substitute teacher this one day & I almost got into a fist fight with some of the kids that were disparaging him in the hallway. It was beyond grotesque. I had black friends in a church I attended in Detroit & this overt racism on display was repulsive!
Both of these incidents happened in my metro Detroit hometown no later than the very early 80’s.
As a young mother, now living back in the Detroit area after a decade & a half living in either Oklahoma or Northern Michigan I experienced rather overt anti-white racism when I was receiving services from the system, I think it was WIC & at the local health department or DHS. All the other clients & nearly all the staff were black. I got treated differently & with a form of disrespect that wasn’t evident in how the black clients were treated. It, too, was grotesque.
When on a missions trip to Liberia, West Africa, in the late 80’s, I also experienced a strange version of exultant racism. The Liberians kept trying to treat me better than my black peers. The passport photo person wanted to film me in color but only in B & W for my black colleagues. Beggars on the street would surround me & call out “Missy, Missy, Missy” while they would call my black associates “Sister, Sister, Sister”. There was a weird deference paid to me, often the only white person in the room or crowd. It was also quite unsettling, like they needed to grovel before the “master race” or some such crap. They also seemed to assume I had more money than my black colleagues which may have been why I was swamped with beggars more than the others. It could also be that I was more easily perceived as a foreigner in a sea of black faces so was easier to target…
“I concede that my comment was ill-advised.”
Not at all!
Your point was true and applicable from every rational standpoint, and about every group I can think of.
Except white people.
That makes white people truly extraordinary.
Unfortunately, doing so made white people the ONLY unprotected-class, which in reality means white people are at the very bottom of America’s caste system.
A caste system that isn’t supposed to exist, but that’s a different discussion.
White people allowed Marxists, masquerading as democrats, to falsely shame white people into becoming 5th class citizens (at best).
“I really should not be so eager to share my opinion in areas I clearly do not understand.”
Of course your understanding was perfect, which is why we are all blind to the singular glaring exception (white people), because it makes no sense.
If we can’t understand something, for long enough, then it may as well be invisible.
And so it is.
It rarely occurs to me either, except when forcibly contrasted against all the privileges and special status and treatment of members of the various protected-classes.
Since I don’t tend to think of myself as a victim — i.e., I don’t have decades of social programming in that regard — I am able to be victimized endlessly, without objection.
Whereas if a member of a protected-class is victimized, as white people are routinely, all hell breaks loose.
The entire system is designed to empower the protected-classes to assert their power, and to eviscerate the power of white people.
That’s why in video after video, we see white people taking endless abuse and violence at the hands of minorities, even when the minorities are outnumbered, and almost never the other way around.
White people are programmed to accept abuse, to shut up and take it, while every other group is programmed to explode in righteous indignation at the slightest offense.
Imagine the opposite of the video (at the Twitter link below) happening.
Imagine a white man getting in the face of a black woman, and then punching her in the face, on a crowded subway.
You’ll have to imagine, because it certainly doesn’t happen in real life. If it ever did, the white man who did it would either be killed on the spot, or prosecuted for hate crimes and incarcerated for life.
The ACLU would set up headquarters at the crime scene. The DoJ Civil Rights Division would push for new laws to make sure it could never happen again.
And all white people would be shamed mercilessly into submission.
Just imagine the opposite of this happening, in the real world.
It takes a strong and vivid imagination (the second or third link, the first link is to the arrest of the white Marine, Daniel Penny):
A black man can punch a white woman in the face with impunity. He can take offense at literally anything, tell a white woman to stay “out of his black business”, and then hit her in the jaw with his closed fist.
Just because he feels like it. And because he’s FREE to do so. He knows there will be no penalty of any kind, whatsoever. Because there isn’t. He’s above the law, in any confrontation with a white person.
He has ALL power, like a god on earth, and the white woman has ZERO power, she’s trash on the bottom of his shoe.
And all the other black people stand around and do nothing, just watching and learning.
All the white people are paralyzed with fear of being called a racist or being prosecuted for a hate crime, so they don’t do anything either.
So it’s like being on the Serengeti Plain, and a male hyena walks up to a female lion, and assaults her, right in the middle of the other lions.
The other hyenas watch and learn how to treat the lions.
The leader of the lion pride, the top male, watches the female get abused by the hyena. He isn’t going to move a muscle, and neither are any of the other lions.
Because they know better.
They know from many past experiences that race hustlers are in the brush, out of sight, with sniper rifles, just looking for an excuse to kill every lion on that Plain.
Welcome to America.
“and it’s going to come at the expense of the established Democrat Party.”
You mean it’s going to come at the expense of the established protected classes.
Presto, change-o… out with the old… in with the new! 😆
Sorry about your luck, lifetime victim-card holders… that’s gotta be a tough wake-up call 😂
I really feel your pain… 🤣🤣🤣
There’s a New Kid in Town (everybody’s talkin’)… 😂🤣😂
And YOU better get your black rump to work to PAY for our new ‘victims’
This is what DEMocracy looks like
MTG to lead probe into Hunter Biden’s prostitutes amid concerns they were human trafficking victims
From a link in that article:
Many such reports were generated, but apparently no one investigated. Or if they did, they let the money laundering slide.
OR got a cut…
^^^ And there it is.
It’s organized, orchestrated, and executed. It’s mafia like. We are immensely corrupted and exist in a state of unenforced RICO that is never fully revealed and always controlled through bribery, extortion and blackmail.
Other than that, everything is fine. Just ask them. Nothing to see here, move along. Quit being a conspiracy theorist. There is no evidence of that. It’s the guns, transgender if a real gender along with the other 47, we must stop Russian aggression, yada, yada, yada.
Amazing how REAL history, or at least the bits and pieces I can dig up, show how badly the American People have been SCAMMED and ENSLAVED.
The New Democracy, The Forces of Change Dominate America (1913)
by Woodrow Wilson
Closer Look ==> Lobbying Congress
1986: $61 million spent, Avg $113,700 per Lawmaker
2016: $3.1 billion spent, Avg $5.8 million per Lawmaker
Remember many of those dollars come frome either international corporations or foreign countries.
I offer this thought to ponder …
More than a few Americans have been awake to this for some time…
Since JFK’s assassination and other events … the internet allowed for some to express their theories early on. I have been posting on several blogs so I’m aware that more than a few were independents, some even Dems …
I have a clearer view now as to why ‘Make America Great Again’ is not well received by all … Glad that Trump is using ‘Save America’
I knew someone…who emigrated as a child from the Soviet Union or one of the satellites…who would practically foam at the mouth on hearing “Make America Great Again.” To her, it was already (and still) “great.” (This was in 2016.)
She ascribed it to whiny-ass people not having any idea how good it was here. I couldn’t explain to her that although still better than any other place on earth (her standard of comparison), America was clearly in decline and MAGA was just a way of expressing a desire to arrest the decline.
She dropped out of sight after he won the 2016 election, and I would love to know what happened to her.
That side of the coin is most often the ‘heard one’ imo, jes sayin’ … it is the voices of those who have been researching and believed our gov’t to be not only corrupt but evil for decades that are not heard… and often shut down. I not only speak for them, I am one of them. Lost friends decades ago and ignored by some family members for the same reason … just cage rattlin’ with my comment I guess… my chief label 😉 I wear it proudly …
Stupid to waste effort on that when domestic issues seem more critical to me.
France’s Totalitarian Turn: Senator Prosecuted for Condemning Migrant Attacks On Native Children
Back when there was a goods economy….
Most steam trains have one cylinder on each side that is linked to the drive wheels. The piston in the cylinder goes front-to-back (steam pistons, unlike automobile pistons, are powered in both directions). One front-to-back-to-front turns the drive wheels one revolution around.
A Shay locomotive has three pistons on one side (none on the other) that go up-and-down and drive a powershaft. That powershaft then goes to the drive wheels and uses a bevel gear to drive them. A Shay will have nowhere near the top speed of a more conventional locomotive, but is a better choice for hill-climbing.
This video also showcases a much less common shaft-drive locomotive, the Heisler, which has a V-2 arrangement of cylinders under the boiler, with the driveshaft passing down the middle of the locomotive instead of the side. There are only about eight operational Heisler locomotives in existence today.
I have seen that steam engine and also done Cass cave.
The group I caved with were all Railroad mad. We saw a lot of vintage trains and rode on the ones we were allowed to.
When the group visited in Boston, we road the entire Boston Subway line.
When they came to NC we took them to the New Hope Valley Railway. It is an all volunteer group and not ‘commercialized’
Roaring Camp&Big Trees has one (or some) IIRC (been a while).
Trivia: the whistle at the quarry on the Flinstones was from a Shay loco… can’t mistake that sound… as well as the sound of the loco itself… fun to watch the pistons and rods, too…
Yep, wacky says they have quite a stable, Shays, Climax, Heisler, and others:
Yes, that is quite unusual. Thanks!
That is one cool engine. Great video.
That is one cool engine. Great video.
The Give-Send-Go for Daniel Penny, the guy who subdued the dangerous maniac in the NYC subway and is being charged by lefty racist scumbag Alvin Bragg, has now rolled through $1.3M.
Bragg isn’t doing well with his “PR coup” strategy of media engagement lately.
Amen Carl. This is the season when new growth is bursting forth in the physical world; may God grant us each grace to grow in Christ & produce fruit that will remain!
Mother’s Day Blessings to all Moms, Grandmas, & Mothers of the Heart
… and to you Valerie, Happy Mother’s Day!
I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day too Phoenix. Blessings!
Verse of the Day for Sunday, May 14, 2023
“But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.”
James 1:6 (KJV)
Thank You, Jesus, for blessings received and prayers answered!!!
BE MY VOICE
PRAYING ON THE ARMOR OF GOD
Father God, I now follow your command to put on the full armor of God, because my battle is not against flesh and blood but against rulers, authorities, the powers of this dark world and against spiritual forces of evil in the unseen world.
I first pray on the Belt of Truth that it may be buckled around my waist, may I be centered and encircled by your truth dear Lord. Hem me inside all that is true and right, and may I be protected and held up by the truth of your living word, in my Lord Jesus name.
I pray on the Breastplate of righteousness, please protect my vital organs and my inner man, cover my integrity, my spirit, and my soul. Guard my heart for it is the wellspring of life, please strengthen and guard the most vulnerable places in my life with that which is right, good, and noble that I might not receive a fatal blow from the enemy, in my Lord Jesus name.
I pray on the Gospel Shoes of Peace. I choose to stand in the shoes of your good news, and on the firm foundation of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the solid eternal rock. All other ground is sinking sand, I pray that I will not slip or fall, but that my feet would be firmly fitted on your lordship, my Lord Jesus. I choose to stand on you, so that the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus, the eternal Rock of Ages. I receive your holy peace now my Lord, from the sole of my feet to the crown of my head, in my Lord Jesus name.
I pray the Shield of Faith into my hand now. As I take up the shield of faith, I ask that you might extinguish every dart and arrow, that is launched from the enemy to take me down spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, and every attempt of the enemy to destroy my joy. I ask that my faith in you would make it flame out. Extinguish every flaming arrow that would come against me, my life, my family, my home, or my ministry. May my faith always be out in front of me like a shield. Give me the courage to “faith my fears” by choosing to walk by faith and not by sight, in my Lord Jesus name.
I pray on the Helmet of Salvation, that you might protect my mind from the thoughts that can lead me astray. I choose to take every thought captive, and arrest all intentioned ideas and motives that would harm others, or distract me from your holy will for me. I submit every captured thought to the Lordship of my Lord Jesus Christ, and ask that you would imprison those thoughts that are not of you my Lord. Transform my mind and renew my thinking that I may think God thoughts, and have a sober mind that is focused on your glory. Please protect me from being double minded that I may allow my mind, I reject to live an earthly life, because I choose to live a holy one, governed by you My Lord Jesus, the prince of peace, please have my mind to be saturated with the holy mind of Christ, in my Lord Jesus name.
Finally, I take up the Sword of the Spirit which is the holy word of God, I pray this powerful offensive weapon into my hand, and ask that your holy word would be fitting for every encounter I face. As the enemy gets close to me, please give me the insight, wisdom, and skill to wield the word of God to drive away the enemy, in my Lord Jesus name.
May the enemy and his team flee from me, upon hearing the word of God spoken by the power and direction of the Holy Spirit. Give me the sword of the spirit to cut through the wiles of the devil, so that I may discern the schemes of the enemy when he is near.
With all kinds of prayers, supplication, and intercession I pray to you my Lord God as the one who fights my battles. Now that I’m in your holy powerful armor, I walk away covered and ready to face my day as you go before me, and please protect me in the midst of the spiritual warfare in this unseen world, in my Lord Jesus name.
Thank you my Lord, for the spiritual weapons of armor and prayer that you have given me. It is written no weapon formed against me shall prosper, and you will refute every tongue that accuses me.
Thank you Father God, my Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit, that I am more than a conqueror in my