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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Jahi McMath and the Massacre of Truth

On June 22nd Jahi McMath went home to God. The adolescent who was declared dead in 2013 by a California coroner defied the phony assessment of her death. While in a coma and on a ventilator, she continued to live. She went through puberty, began menstruating, and continued to grow -- all after being declared legally dead. The reality is that she lived for five years with her faithful mother caring for her tenderly and never giving up on her. What an image of motherhood she gives us!

Rest in peace, sweet Jahi.

Today we see the massacre of truth everywhere, the promotion of a false "reality" including at the beginning and end of life.
  • Planned Parenthood tells us that a baby conceived doesn't exist. They redefine life's beginning as when the little one implants in the womb seven to ten days after conception. 

Friday, June 29, 2018

Draining the Swamp and Bringing the "Forgotten" Babies into the Light!

Donald Trump's election gives us a temporary reprieve from the evil conjured up by the Left. I pray for him every day. I believe God answered prayers by his election. I don't agree with all Trump's policies and I'd prefer he drop the vulgar language, but he is the man we've been given in these challenging times. And his blunt, in-your-face style terrifies the Left.

And what a blessing it is to hear the unborn defended at most of his rallies. When I watched the event in Fargo a few days ago, I was thrilled to hear Kevin Cramer, Republican candidate for Senate against Heidi Heitkamp, thank the president for standing for the hard-working citizens in "fly-over country." (You know, the people the Democrats call "deplorables," "Nazis," "intolerant," "hate-filled homophobes" etc. ad nauseum.) 

Drain the Swamp by Doug Giles

If You Don't Believe Me, Read This

THIS   The Battle for America - Ten Ways to Fight

or THIS   Solzhenitsyn 40 Years Later

or THIS   The Coming Civil War is Already Here

or THIS   Mad Maxine

When they Say, "Connect the Dots!" Keep those rosary beads moving and save our country!


Visit the website. If your parish isn't on the map, talk to your pastor and join this event.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Depression and Suicide: We'll Never Know the Regret of Those Who Succeeded...

...until we meet again at the Judgment.

May God pour out his grace on all those who are contemplating suicide today. If you are depressed and feeling hopeless, please get help. Your feelings are lying to you. God loves you and so do many people in your lives. I don't know you, but today I'm praying for you because I know that God loves you and has a plan for you that only you can fulfill. Your death will leave a terrible hole in the world that can never be filled by anyone else. Embrace hope. Get help. Kevin Hines story is what those considering suicide need to hear, not the suicide series 13 Reasons Why that glorifies it.

Dems Hyperventilating Over Prospect of Trump Naming Another Supreme

Liberal Meltdown Over Justice Kennedy's Retirement

The Ugliness Has Already Started

Kennedy has been a Catholic scandal on the court for his entire career. Good-bye and good riddance. Pray for the man's soul and that his replacement is a "just man" in the model of St. Joseph. The Catholics on the court, like Kennedy and Justice William Brennan before him, are largely responsible for the demonic evils of abortion and same sex perversion that have made our country a modern Sodom and Gomorrah. Thank you, God, that Donald Trump will be naming the next justice and not Hillary Corrupt Clinton. And to all those so-called pro-lifers like Mark Shea who told us Hillary was the pro-life vote, go soak your heads. Maybe it will clear your brains.

Another Netflix Atrocity: Super Drag Queens

Netflix is bringing drag queen superheroes to life in ‘Super Drags’

If you're Catholic and still subscribing to NETFLIX you are supporting the perversion of children with this piece of trash and Big Mouth which masquerades as an "adult" cartoon. And then there's the glorification of suicide with the suicide revenge fantasy 13 Reasons Why.  Oh...and then there's the movie they stream that opens with child pornography. Did you know NETFLIX is under investigation for that? Distributing child porn just happens to be illegal.

And you're still a NETFLIX member -- why? 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

I Love Lexington! Let's not Punish the Whole Town for One Rude Woman's Prejudice

Two women: one a Southern lady, one a liberal bigot!
And by the way, did you know Stephanie Wilkinson, co-owner of the Red Hen, is a transplant from New York and Meryl Streep's cousin? Hmmm....Is it any wonder she's such a liberal loon! Here's a great article on the entire subject and I applaud the author.

The Red Hen, The Murder of Southern Hospitality and The Spirit of Destruction

When Sarah Sanders was viciously attacked at the White House Correspondents dinner by an idiot comedian, she didn't respond in kind. Conservatives have grown to expect depraved behavior from the left. Why dignify it with equal rudeness? Decapitated heads, obscene language, looting, burning, and rioting -- it's all the left knows since they have no arguments and apparently lack the intelligence to frame them. 

Please support Fr. Frank Phillips against the Unjust Actions of Cardinal Blase Cupich

Falsely accused traditional priest ousted by Cdl. Cupich appeals to canon law

Last March Fr. Frank Phillips CR, a traditional priest and pastor of St. John Cantius in Chicago, was informed by Cardinal Cupich that, despite being cleared of the charges against him for inappropriate relationships with adult men, he was permanently removed from ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago. This move was no great surprise. Cardinal Cupich's antagonism toward the Tridentine form of the Mass is well known and long-standing. That he would take action against this priest and this parish is consistent with his past behavior. He leaped to judgment when the accusations came out, even informing the secular media. Talk about ruining a good man's reputation!

Saving Babies and Not Counting the Cost: A Letter From the Oakland Jail

Will Goodman, prisoner of conscience.
This letter is basically a follow-up to the article I wrote about the Red Rose Rescues. Two Michigan participants, Monica Miller and Will Goodman were sentenced to jail for violating what can only be described as a draconian probation ruling. By their violating it,  another baby will live! The judge accused the two of being anarchists. They aren't. They walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther King, Mahatma Ghandi, and the White Rose Student Movement that peacefully resisted the Nazi regime. They deserve our prayers and thanks. Their suffering will bring down many graces. 
I am confident they are praying for the judge and the prosecutor who will one day face the True Judge and have to answer for their actions in this case. To see a video about this event go here. I hope you'll send Will Goodman a letter in jail. If I get Monica's address, I'll post that as well. They both received 45 day sentences. Fr. Stephen Imbarrato is also in jail for a week in D.C. for a separate rescue. Please pray these heroes touch many of their fellow inmates while they serve God as witnesses for life!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Are bullets through the windows next?

Decapitated Animal Carcass Left on Front Porch of DHS Official

Historically, violent rhetoric from the elite always precedes violent attacks. It preceded the shooting at the ball field last year where Steve Scalise was seriously wounded and almost died. It preceded every fascist/socialist takeover around the world -- from the French Revolution onward. It begins with unbridled lust and consuming children, as abortion has in this country for going on half a century following the "sexual revolution" as the occult and child sacrifice did in 17th century France. We're in for it, folks. Keep your rosary beads in your pockets and pray to St. Michael the Archangel. The demons are on the prowl and they have plenty of helpers on the left.

Maxine Waters Loses It! Go after Trump Supporters Wherever You Find Them and Tell Them "You're not welcome here."

Kristallnacht: Jews targeted, "not
welcome anywhere" in the Third Reich
Maxine Waters wants Kristallnacht against Trump supporters. Here's what she said:
“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them! And you tell them that they are not welcome, anymore, anywhere.” 
Hey...why limit it to cabinet members. And why not "push back" literally? If a conservative owns a store, why not break its windows and paint swastikas on its doors. Go in like the brown shirts and sweep everything off the shelves!

Hey, all conservatives are Nazis who deserve to be cornered, harassed, and even beat up like liberals did to Trump supporters during the 2016 election, even children.

Can you imagine what it's going to be like leading up to the midterms and the 2020 presidential?

What The Devil Is It All About Anyhow?

I read books in order, a fact clear enough to me.  I don’t know what the next book “in the list” will be until I’m reading it, usually, but it is nonetheless always clear that a continuing message runs through
all of it consistently. 
The last three or four books I’ve picked up have not held my interest beyond the middle of the book and I’ve struggled lately to understand why this long standing pattern in my reading seemed to have been derailed.  One night I woke around 3:00 and after praying for a while, I had the desire to get out of bed and read Ecclesiastes.  So I did.  (You should too.)  And went back to bed.  

But even that, so I thought at the time, didn’t put me “on the right path”, I’ll call it, until

Lessons on the Snakes of Life

Yesterday as I was cleaning the patio I saw a small brown, therefore probably poisonous, snake lying under one of the plants. It was outstretched, lying perfectly still. It looked like it was thinking. Possibly wondering where it wanted to go and curl up. I held my breath, backed away, then turned and raced to the garage to get the hoe. Once back and with the hoe poised to kill I sneaked up on the snake still lying in the same outstretched position. I tiptoed up behind it and THWACK! I got it! Right behind its head! I held the hoe firmly down on the pavement but oddly the snake didn’t squirm. I edged a bit closer and noticed that it was already dead, possibly injured at some point by one of my rabbits (one of them killed a rat once) then dried up by the hot sun. When I stooped to look more closely I saw that it wasn’t a snake at all but a long brown dead leaf which had fallen from the Amaryllis plant above. Whew! No snake infestation. Thank goodness.

But then that night snakes infested my dreams. I dreamed that I was in some sort of camp (I’ve been reading The Catholic Martyrs of the Twentieth Century by Robert Royal). There were no people around since they were all either working in the fields or in brain-washing classes. I was in charge of cleaning the Commandant’s office and there lying on the carpet was a long skinny green snake, which very obviously meant that there was a snake infestation, or soon going to be, which in turn meant trouble from the evil Commandant. Wanting to keep an eye on the snake to see where it went, I called out for someone to bring me a hoe.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Fr. Tom Chimes in on the Red Hen in Lexington and the Immigration Debate

You won't find conservatives at this den of bigotry!
Remember the yellow stars that identified Jews in
the Third Reich? Now it's the red hats with
Make America Great Again. Boycott anyone?
Hypocrisy alert! U.S. Bishops take note: The paragraph highlighted in red is for you!

Last week, at the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington VA, Sarah Huckabee Sanders was denied service merely because she supports President Trump in fulfilling his commitment to enforce the immigration laws passed by Congress before he assumed the office of the Presidency. It thus seems that some leftist Democrats in Virginia would like to change the logo for the Commonwealth to read VIRGINIA IS FOR SMUGGLERS, rather than VIRGINIA IS FOR LOVERS. This would help to advertise to those desiring to illegally infiltrate into America that the Commonwealth wants to unconditionally welcome them. With no vetting whatsoever, gang members such as MS-13, rapists, drug smugglers, child molesters and human traffickers are apparently to be allowed to infiltrate into the Old Dominion, and, through her, into the rest of the nation - just as long as such criminals claim to be merely migrants.

Got Hate? They're Setting Us Up for Extermination!

This guy is calling anyone who voted for Trump a Nazi.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Remember the Lunch Counter Sit-Ins During the Civil Rights Movement?

Sarah Sanders booted from Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington

Maybe it's time to revive the lunch-counter sit-ins now that the liberal haters are refusing to serve us! During the Civil Rights Movement people were refused service because of the color of their skin. Now restaurants are refusing and persecuting patrons because of the color of their beliefs. If you're blue you can stay; if you're red and support Trump, you leave. The restaurant owner wasn't being forced to serve a cake that said, "I love Trump." The restaurant was simply being asked to serve the same food and provide the same service to a Trump supporter who happens to be a member of the administration. This is a civil rights issue and the restaurant should be sued because this is starting to escalate. Trump supporters are the "niggers" of the new age. These same folks who want to force bakers and florists and wedding photographers to violate their consciences by enhancing the celebration of same-sex weddings, think it's okay to deny food service. How about grocery stores and gas stations and dry cleaners and cab drivers and....well, you get the idea. What do you think? Is it okay to deny service to people wearing "Make America Great Again" t-shirts and hats?

Sunday Meditation: The Blessings of Persecution

What an appropriate feast day (The Birth of St. John the Baptist) to reflect on persecution of those who stand up for the family and are persecuted for it! They walk in the footsteps of St. John.

I received the email below from a friend and supporter of the Red Rose Rescues. If you aren't familiar with these events, they are totally peaceful. Rescuers go into the waiting room of an abortion mill and quietly give the mothers a red rose and a card telling them help is available. They offer concern and counseling. They do not block doors or do anything aggressive; they simply offer alternatives to the women and ask them to do what mothers do -- protect their children.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Fake News, Lying, and Using Children to Advance the Liberal Agenda

This child, never separated from her mother,
has become a rallying lie used by the Democrats,
one more bludgeon to beat the president.
I'm so sick of all the hand-wringing and crying by liberals over parents being separated from their children at the border. These are the same folks who don't mind separating babies from their moms by tearing them limb from limb and sucking them out of the womb even in the 9th month of pregnancy.

So much of this propaganda is just liars lying.

I watched a CNN video of Anderson Cooper criticizing Trump's executive order allowing families to stay together. In the video were the iconic pictures of the little girl crying while her mom is being searched by border agents. But her dad (who has a job in Honduras) recently stated that his wife, who paid a coyote and left Honduras without even a good-bye, was never separated from the child.

I Hate to Think the Pope is a Liar...

...but it's hard to ignore the facts.

Burke: Cardinal Caffarra “Personally Delivered” Dubia Letter to Papal Residence

But the pope says he only learned about the dubia when he read about  it in the media. Cardinal Burke says it was hand delivered to the papal residence and the CDF (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) several months before they made it public.

So who gets the Pinocchio award?

Friday, June 22, 2018

It's About Time! Good-bye, Cardinal McCarrick

Hey! I did it my way!
Surprise! Cardinal McCarrick is a sex-abusing homosexual who got away with it for years because of his power and prestige. Well all I can say is ho-hum. I wrote this in 2010 and this in 2009

Several years ago (I think it was between Christmas and New Year's) we visited the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. It's a place I love and the decorations at Christmas are always breathtakingly beautiful. What wasn't beautiful that day was the celebrant at Mass -- Cardinal McCarrick. I spent the Mass praying for him and had a barf bag ready when he got up and gave the looooong, rambling homily. What a monumental hypocrite! 

Peter Fonda Wants to Kill Mary Ann and Me

Peter Fonda gives the ISIS "We're #1" sign. 
Was it Peter Fonda who wanted to kill Mary Ann and me in 2017? On June 20th, 2018, just to let the world know that he's still here since most people have forgotten has-been Peter Fonda, he tweeted that he wanted to rip Barron Trump from his mother's arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles. After that, slimy Peter wants to put Kristjen Nielsen in a cage and poked at by passersby. The g - - h should be pilloried in Lafayette Square naked and whipped by passersby while being filmed for posterityCages. Filming. Whipping. Nudity. Kidnapping. Sounds as if washed up Peter has found a new career with ISIS as their chief filmmaker.

But at least the old coot
did not say that he wanted his victims dead, while the person attacking Mary Ann and me last year definitely wanted us to die. The words used to describe us and this blog are too vile to post here, but I will say how the person wants us to die. We are to f - - -ing die disgusting deaths. Long, lingering, painful, humiliating, sh - - -ing and pi - - ing themselves in public, oozing putrid, vile deaths. And then they need to burn in hell for eternity.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Glorification of Suicide: NETFLIX, 13 Reasons Why, and Suicide Games

How many reasons why suicide is appealing?
I cancelled our NETFLIX account over the lewd supposedly "adult" sex comedy Big Mouth with its Simpson-like cartoon characters and gross vulgarity. 

But if I hadn't, I would now over 13 Reasons Why. With its graphic sexual assaults, lewd behavior, and depiction of suicide; it's the perfect copycat vehicle to take already troubled kids into the darkest of places. 

I would very much like to see a class action lawsuit against NETFLIX over this series that, as Mary Beth Bonacci writes, "is going to lead to far more suicides than it prevents." If you have kids old enough to get on NETFLIX on their own, with the devices to do it in secret, you would be wise to get this series as far away as possible by not paying to bring it into your home. My own 18-year-old grandson binge-watched the program in the weeks before his own suicide. How many others will be influenced by this evil series?

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

From the Good Grief File: With "Friends" like the Catholic Bishops, Who Needs Enemies?

Didn't you know: Minnie Mouse is transgender?
Disney's new Mickey Ears celebrate "Gay Pride." One more reason for Walt to roll over in his grave!

If Disney celebrating sodomy in the secular culture isn't bad enough, the World Meeting of Families being held in Ireland in August features Fr. James Martin, S.J. as one of its keynote speakers. And the pope will be there giving a great photo op for the homosexual message.

Monday, June 18, 2018

After Suicide: The Paralysis of Grief

I was treading water in the pool today. It seems appropriate. Right now I feel like my life is treading water.

It's hard to do anything, although the wash has to be done, the bathrooms cleaned, the beds changed, groceries to be purchases, and meals to be cooked. Two of our children and their families were here for Father's Day and I was prepping the meals the day before, setting tables, etc.

Those things act a little like an anesthetic. You can't totally quit and they dull the pain. And you have to smile watching a three year old getting a swim lesson from his daddy.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Tucker Carlson Decries the "Pompous, Blowhard, Pagan Creeps" Running the Episcopal Church

Last January the governors of the Episcopal Church in D.C. passed three nutty resolutions:
The 123rd Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Church in D.C. passed a trifecta of resolutions Saturday to replace all gendered pronouns referring to God with gender neutral pronouns, oppose laws against illegal immigration, and open traditionally gender restricted congregational roles and facilities, like bathrooms, to transgender individuals. The convention, held at the Washington National Cathedral, passed the resolutions within an hour, according to The Institute On Religion & Democracy.
Tucker Carlson interviewed a priest from a liberal parish in Dupont Circle who introduced two of the resolutions. Watch the clergyman jump through hoops to defend it.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Ridding the World of Catholics

The face of Antifa
I look at this picture and think, "Yikes! Someone please help me!" But no one comes because of course I am sitting at my computer and this is merely a picture on the screen.

But if this were real and I were truly facing vile and wicked wolves wanting my death so as to rid the world of one more troublesome Catholic, what would I do?

If I happened to be foolish enough to be alone in the wilderness and get into a situation where rabid wolves wanted to taste my blood, I would have to fight for my life. Running would not be an option. I'd have to growl back at them and show my teeth. Squint my eyes and look as mean as they do. Maybe throw in a bit of dripping saliva to complete the aura of trying to look like an equal contender in the fight to be.

Fortunately, I'm smart enough not to wander around in forests at twilight. But we all wander in this world and there are living wolves wanting our death. Human wolves looking very much like the ones in the picture above. They are all the people in the history of the world wanting to rid the universe of God and His Catholic Church, of priests and nuns and religious and Catholic people in general. Of you. And me. Of our loved ones and families, our friends and parents, spouses, siblings and yes, even our little animals. Why? Because they are predators and we are their prey.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Tucker on California: What Democrats Have Done to California is Deplorable!

The Democrats target the middle class, those they consider "deplorable," taxing them out of existence. They always use "tax the rich" talk, but there aren't enough "rich" people to fill their coffers. They always, always go for the middle class. Democrat politicians hold normal workers in contempt. And the result is what's happening in California. The middle class can't afford to live in the state. They are fleeing.  What's left are the very rich and the very poor and mentally ill living on the sidewalks in their own filth.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018


"If you don't like the direction of the country, have more children!"

Wow! Tucker Carlson is a Catholic [ he's not. He's a reluctant Episcopalian. Thanks for all those who corrected my mistake. Now let's pray him into the Church!] and this interview shows he is the real deal, i.e., a man of integrity. Not perfect; nobody is. But he is interested in having "an honest conversation." He has a humility that is refreshing in a journalist. "I'm not a super clever persons; I try to keep it simple." He appears to really want to pursue the truth. I love the man! I don't watch TV much, but if I'm watching a news show, you can bet it will be Tucker Carlson Tonight. Today I'm offering my Mass and rosary for him.

Think I'll make this "Tucker week."

Monday, June 11, 2018

Thought for the Day: On Nancy Pelosi vs. Donald Trump from Fr. Tom Collins

Trump defines progress as increasing the number of loaves, which can feed people.
Pelosi defines progress as increasing the number of loafers, who can feed off of people.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Sunday Meditation: Embracing the Will of God

The Sacrifice of Isaac by Rembrandt
Accepting God's will in our lives can be a real challenge -- more than a challenge -- it can be like walking on broken glass in bare feet. I remember watching The Bible, a movie that has some good scenes and some not so good scenes. Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden were just plain creepy. But I remember one powerful scene vividly.

George C. Scott played Abraham. We saw him welcome Isaac with joy and, as he grows, explain the genealogy of the family which was carved on a wooden stick.

And then God asks Abraham to sacrifice his son. Abraham interprets that in light of the practice of the pagan societies of his day who offered their children to their gods. He believes God wants him to slay the boy on the altar of sacrifice where animals were offered. Biblical scholar, Fr. Lawrence Boadt, in his book Reading the Old Testament, describes the scene this way:

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Let's Pray Today on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary... the month devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, to be so united to the hearts of Jesus and Mary that we change the world by our love!

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Pray for us. 

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Shall We Urge Every Diocese to Imitate the Diocese of Lincoln and Hold a Rosary Crusade?

They were inspired by Poland's rosary at the border. Just imagine if every diocese in the United States organized a rosary crusade around a public school campus in their boundaries! In my own state of Virginia I can imagine the impact of rosary crusades surrounding George Mason in Northern Virginia and James Madison in Harrisonburg and UVA in Charlottesville and VCU in Richmond. What would that do to bring about conversions and shower blessings on this state, the birthplace of our country.

Imagine the graces flowing to those campuses and those communities. And what a power for healing in places like Charlottesville. What a thought! 

Think I'll send this article to Bishop Burbidge and ask for a rosary crusade in our diocese. After all, should protestants like Billy Graham outdo us in their public acknowledgement of the Lord of all creation and our Blessed Mother?

If you want to say thank you to Bishop Conley for this public witness, you can send an email to the bishop here. Gratitude is the mother of many virtues. Let's send an army of thank you's to Bishop James Conley and pray that other bishops are inspired to imitate his diocese!

Thought for the Day: Sharia Law is Coming for Europe

...and short of a miracle it won't be long.

Raymond De Souza made this observation in a recent article in The Wanderer:
Nobody lives forever. People are born, grow up, live their lives, however short or long they may be, and then die. So the church depends, for her continued existence and normal increase, on the offspring of Christian parents; children must be born for life to continue, even in the Church. Without children being born, there is no future society, there is no Church. Therefore, parents are the agents of the Church in the education of her children. 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Planned Parenthood: The Sex Predator's Best Friend.

If you think Planned Parenthood's only crimes are killing babies and selling their body parts (as if that isn't enough to stimulate the gag reflex), you need to dig a little deeper.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Colorado Baker Won his Case, but Don't Celebrate Too Soon!

Don't pop that cork yet!
I've been following the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop artist, Jack Phillips for some time. And I'm glad he won the right to refuse to bake a cake for a same sex wedding. 

But before you jump up and down and proclaim that we've won for religious liberty, take a look at the decision which was written by Justice Anthony Kennedy with a 7-2 majority (interestingly the same split as Roe v. Wade). 

Monday, June 4, 2018

You might be a cannibal!

You know the old redneck joke. "If you have an old toilet in your front yard filled with flowers, you might be a redneck."

Well, I have a new line, but it's no joking matter!

If you drink Pepsi, you might be a cannibal.

If you drink Lipton tea, you might be a cannibal. (I had Lipton decaf tea on my Costco list, but it's off!)

If you drink Gatorade or Tropicana Juices or drink Aquafina water, you might be a cannibal.

If you eat Sour Patch kids (I'll miss these.), you might be a cannibal.


Because they all use "flavoring" develooped using an aborted baby cell line. 

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Want to Grow Your Faith This Summer? Shenandoah is the Perfect Place!

A friend sent me the information below about Bethany weekends offered by the John and Sofia Cuddeback in Front Royal, VA. 

She has attended several of these weekends and highly recommends them. I can certainly vouch for the beauty of the setting. For more information you can visit the Cuddeback's website linked below:

Sunday Meditation: After Suicide -- What Helps and What Doesn't

This post will share my own personal observations about what has been a help to us in our sorrow and what has not since our 18-year-old grandson, Brendan, committed suicide May 2nd. I can't speak for his parents whose grief is unimaginable to me or to the grief of my husband or our other children and grandchildren. Grief is very personal, I think, and how one struggles through it must vary depending on a person's age and maturity, their philosophy of life, their own way of dealing with suffering, etc.

But I can share what's been helpful to me personally and what hasn't. So let's start with what is NOT helpful.
  • Above all -- silence is NOT helpful. Larry and I have had the experience since Brendan's death of feeling invisible in what should be our closest community after our family. That has added to our pain. It's true people often don't know what to say or do at a time like this. However, being there is a way of speaking with or without words and that, in itself, is consoling. When you know people are aware of what's happened and those who should be the first at your door or on the phone make no effort, it is incredibly painful, hard to understand, and provokes temptations to bitterness. That's when you can only unite your pain to Christ's on the cross who was betrayed and abandoned by those closest to Him.

Friday, June 1, 2018

The Slavering Beast of Islam

The beast is busy in all four corners of the earth. Moslems are doing their father’s satanic work as the Islamic sons and daughters of the beast wage their war against humanity. 

Trying to keep it tidy through the rule of law and democracy will end when the people of Europe have had it and rise up in revolt. It will be an all-out bloody civil war with liberal EU supporters and Moslems on one side and the people of Europe on the other.

Europe formed the EU so that nation-states would live in brotherhood with no more wars. They forgot that human nature never changes and once imbued with power, the EU elites ran with it, imposing abortion, homosexuality, same-sex marriage, and euthanasia on the former free European nations. Then, because they killed the future of Europe by aborting all her children, they now have Moslem migration to fill the empty spaces.

Europeans cast aside their belief in God. They abandoned Christendom and when God is shoved aside, evil enters in. As the death knell rings for Christendom, muezzins will climb their minarets calling the people of Europe to prayer.