Social Security info

Posted: January 11, 2017 in other

Your Social Security Card – did you know?

History Lesson on YourSocialSecurity Card
Just in case some of you young whippersnappers
(& some older ones) didn’t know this. It’s easy to
check out, if you don’t believe it. Be sure and show
it to your family and friends. They need a little history
lesson on what’s what and it doesn’t matter whether
you are Democrat or Republican. Facts are Facts.

Social Security Cards up until the 1980s expressly stated
the number and card were not to be used for identification
purposes.Since nearly everyone in the United States now
has a number, it became convenient to use it anyway
and the message, NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION, was removed.

Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social
Security (FICA) Program. He promised:

1.) That participation in the Program would be
Completely voluntary,

No longer Voluntary

2.) That theparticipants would only have to pay
1% of the first $1,400 of their annual
Incomes into the Program

Now 7.65%
on the first $90,000

3.) That the money the participants elected to put
into the Program would bedeductible from
their income for tax purposes each year,

No longer tax deductible

4.) That themoney the participants put into the
independent ‘Trust Fund’
rather than into the
general operating fund, and therefore, would
only be used to fund the Social Security
Retirement Program, and no other
Government program, and,

Under Johnson the money was moved to
The General Fund and Spent


5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never
be taxed as income.
Under Clinton & Gore
Up to 85% of your Social Security can be Taxed

Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are
now receiving a Social Security check every month —

and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of
the money we
paid to the Federal government to ‘put
away’ —
you may be interested in the following:
———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— —-
Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the
independent ‘Trust Fund’ and put it into the
general fund so that Congress could spend it?

A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the democratically
controlled House and Senate.

———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— —
Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax
deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?

A: The Democratic Party.
———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— —–
Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social
Security annuities?

A: The Democratic Party,withAl Gore casting the
‘tie-breaking’ deciding vote
as President of the
Senate, while he was Vice President of the US

———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— –
Q: Which Political Party decided to start
giving annuity payments to immigrants?

A: That’s right!

Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party.
Immigrants moved into this country,and at age 65,
began to receive Social Security payments! The

Democratic Party gave these payments to them,
even though they never paid a dime into it!

———— — ———— ——— —– ———— ——— ———
Then, after violating the original contract (FICA),
the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans
want to take your Social Security away!

And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it!
If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of
awareness will be planted and maybe changes will
But it’s worth a try.






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He is the ending and the beginning!

Posted: January 1, 2017 in other

I wrote this yesterday…but had difficulty getting it to post so here it is…the Very First Day of the New Year, 2017.
This is the last day of 2016. The end of a year. This year has been filled with much joy, much sadness, and challenges galore.
I AM NOT LEAVING THIS YEAR, WITHOUT MAKING A DECREE FOR 2017. I think each of us should…Why? Because WE are the powerful of God on Earth. We get to change the world and make a difference in people’s lives.
The same POWER that raised Jesus from the grave, Lives in us!
I am reminded of the scripture that says “not by power or might but by my SPIRIT!” says the Lord.

I am reminded that “such as I have I give you.”

I am reminded that Jesus didn’t ask God to heal someone, he spoke to the illness and commanded it to be gone.
One of the last things that Jesus said before he ascended into heaven was that “We would do even greater things than HE DID…. Now, doesn’t that just blow your mind? Well, it certainly does mine, anyway.
If Jesus made that statement then it certainly behooves us to take him at his word. Perhaps we are praying too much, although that is NOT possible because we are to “pray without Ceasing.” What I mean is that we certainly need to pray. We need to praise God, we need to be thankful for the many gifts he has given us. Just think about breathing….without HIS AIR that HE CREATED…we would be dead. Yes, so very much to be thankful for. So yes, we need to pray. We need to ask for his Wisdom, for his strength, his guidance, his love, his mercy, his guidance, his understanding, we need to ask for his heart and for the things that break his heart to also break ours. Those are prayers.
Those things that need doing in our world are the things we need to “decree.” We have been given the authority to change our world and we need to start doing that. Seek his guidance on this and then begin to make those “decrees.” Consider wisely, but let’s see what we can come up with. Lord Jesus, lead us in this endeavor. Teach us to change the world around us, teach us to change ourselves. Teach us to hear your voice, and speak your words, and bless those you have brought and are bringing into our midst. We are going to “step out of our comfort zone.”
Ready? I am going to add some decrees…then you add yours. 2017 is a new year, and God has great plans for all of us.
I decree….
My God shall Supply ALL of my needs, according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

2017 will be the year when abortion is stopped and babies will be safe in their Mother’s wombs.
President Donald Trump and V. President Mike Pence will point the way to Jesus.

That our Congress will turn to Jesus Christ for answers.
Our Nation will look to Jesus as Savior and Lord and thousands upon thousands will receive forgiveness for their sin and welcome Jesus into their hearts and lives and follow HIM.
That WE will know the truth, and the truth will set us free.
That any in our current government, including the current President will either turn their lives over to Jesus and follow HIM, or be removed from office, because of their treasonous activities, including the
attempt to destroy Israel.
I will expect miracles.
I will grow my relationship with Jesus.
I will speak words of God’s truth to others.
I will believe and walk in the truth of the Word of God.
I will declare and decree those things that I hear you telling me.
I will come to you first…and not as a last resort.
And Lord…I decree that as for me and my family….WE WILL SERVE YOU!

I now dispatch angels to carry out this decree.

Ok my dear friends…the ball is in your court!
I pray the blessings of Christmas be upon you throughout the year, and the hope of the New Year, and
the plans YOU have for each of us be completed. Amen and AMEN

2e98995070b4763e19743be2153a84deHeavenly Father….Once again I am coming to you because my heart is troubled. I know that you show me things that are happening and I know that you reveal the plans of the enemy to destroy, to kill or to steal. Your children have prayed for the election of Donald Trump….and now we learn that there is a petition that over 4 million people have signed that say Donald Trump is “unfit” to serve as President and that Hillary won the Popular vote so she should be the President.
Fortunately we have an Electoral College system of choosing a President. It is clear that Donald Trump has won that vote, however the map may show Trump as the winner, but in actuality he has not yet been “elected” because the Electors that have been chosen from each state do not vote until December 19th.
Lord, there is a fine if Electors do not vote for the person the public voted for, and in the past it has occurred that Electors went rogue and didn’t vote for the person their state voted for and received the most votes. Under normal circumstances this would not be an issue, but this year the people who didn’t vote for hillary and are now upset are making moves to “steal” the election from Trump.
In addition to the petition and what concerns me the most is that there has now been a list of Electors and their cities published nationwide. what that means is that “anyone” and especially those with power can approach and offer payoffs to those who would change their states votes. Yes, that is bribery, but those who wish to hold power will do anything to keep it. The other possibility, should bribery not work to change votes, is threats and intimidation. Those who won’t cave to the bribe, just may cave should they or their families be threatened. God…Help us! We so need you to intervene in this situation. We all know that nothing is impossible for you…Nothing. You can keep this all from happening.
Lord, I ask that you will call out your people to stand in the gap, to Pray and thwart the plans of Soros, and the Clintons, and others who want to control our people, our Nation and our World. Lord, only You can fix this. We ask that you will do this.

Thunderbolt of Fire

Thunderbolt of Fire

Lord we stand here with our Armor on. We are here to do battle for Your Kingdom. We Cancel the plans those in power have to “steal” this election. We pray for truth to come forth, and that any and all attempts to destroy Trump, steal the election, or intimidate, bribe or threaten the Electors will be shouted from every news source, even those who supported hillary. Lord your Word says that You are the same Yesterday, today and forever. Your Word tells us if we humble ourselves and pray that you will hear, forgive and heal our Land…
I don’t doubt you Lord, but I know that you expect me to do my part. You expect me to pray your prayers, you expect me to believe…to trust you to handle everything. You are the mighty God, there is none stronger or more wise. You know the enemies plans. You know this evil being who has no “stop” button without your force. You tell us that it isn’t by power or might, but it is by your spirit.
Holy Spirit…Give us your wisdom and show us how to pray to fulfill your plan for the defeat of this evil and unscrupulous liar, thief and killer.

Lord for the Electors….I dispatch cloaking angels who will hide them from protesters, from those who would try to bribe them and those who would terrorize them or their families, or threaten them with exposure of some past impropriety.

Lord I send angels of Safety to keep the Electors and their families safe from any attempt to harm them, or intimidate them.

Lord, release the spirit of burning to burn up the works of darkness (ps 140:10). Let your fire burn up the wicked spirits (Psalms 106:18) A fire goes before You, oh Lord and burns up Your enemies (Psalms 97:3) Lord, release YOUR FIRE and burn up the works of darkness. Lord, I Pray…..Release a Thunderbolt of fire into all headquarters, and secret places where evil plans are developed, as well as into the midst of the Rioters and those who seek to Destroy Your Chosen Servants, Donald Trump and Mike Pence! Father, I ask in the Name of Jesus! Amen and AMEN!

Dangerous times – Pray

Posted: November 11, 2016 in other

Riots are going on around the nation. There is anger and unrest.  It now appears that a good portion of these people who are on the streets are being paid by a Soros funded program, given the fact that Craig’s list has a job offer to people to be paid 15 to 18 dollars per hour, with overtime.  Many other incentives including a fuel rebate to those who have to travel to the site.  The job offer indicated the job was for Trump protesters.

What exactly does that mean?  It means that someone powerful, rich and  who expected a Democratic win are in the process of doing everything they possibly can to prevent Donald Trump from taking office.  Did you know that if the President declares martial law, it would suspend the transition of power and Obama would stay in office indefinitely.  Could it be the plan is to cause such a ruckus in the country that the current President could justifiably call for martial law?

Because we have these facts, we need to pray strategically to prevent the disruption of the transition and the swearing in of the new President.

God has delivered us, and brought Donald Trump and Mike Pence to the highest office in the Land.  God places the people he chooses to head a nation.  There are calls on Twitter for the assassination of both Trump and Pence. So strategically we must pray for certain things.  God can do whatever he wants, but one of the things he expects us, as Christians to do is to put on our Armor (Epesians 6) and do battle for the heart and soul of the people and for the Nation we live in.  We are responsible and we cannot just sit idly by and let things happen as they will, when we have the Word of God to lead and direct us to further the Kingdom of our Lord and Savior.

The Urgent steps we need to take now are to pray.  That is how we do battle.  The Word tells us it is not by might or by power, but “BY MY SPIRIT,” says the Lord.

So we begin with the protection of both Trump and Pence.  I would ask that you join me in this prayer for that.

Heavenly Father, we give you thanks for all you do for us daily.  We thank you that we live in a nation where the people have a say in who serves as their president.  Lord we know that you are the one who places leaders in our nation.  We come to you asking for your hand of protection on our Nation and on the President Elect and Vice President elect.  We know that evil seeks to destroy those who uphold laws, and have a spiritual compass that coincides with You and your Word.  Lord, we dispatch angels, Big Angels of protection and Angels of Ascent to President Elect Trump and V. President Elect Pence.  We ask that you will also give their Secret Service Agents great wisdom to know where the threat is coming from, and also to have a “head’s up” if or when an attack comes to be able to be there in front of the danger.  We pray for their lives, Lord.  We ask you to protect them too.

We ask Lord for angels of Ascent Lord because you are the High tower and we ask that your angels will lift Trump and Pence into that high tower where they will be safe in your care.

Lord we give you all Praise and all Glory, We ask all these protections in the Beautiful Name of Jesus Christ!  Amen and AMEN

Other spiritual battle stragedies you may also pray, and I encourage you to…

Persecute them (the powers of satan) with your Tempest and make them afraid with Your storm. (Psalms 83:15)

God has given us the authority to bind and loose.  Therefore we loose confusion into every demonic confederacy direct against the life of Trmp and Pence, their families and churches in the name of Jesus.

Divide and scatter them that are joined together against our President Elect and his Vice President.  Break and divide every confederacy against them.

Loose confusion, and let them attack each other in the Name of Jesus. (2 Chronicles 20:23)


We also pray for the protesters to stop the violence.  It is wrong to destroy property, beat up people who voted for Trump and Pence.  It is wrong to set things on fire, and whether they are being paid to do this or not, we condemn these actions in the Name of Jesus.

Lord we ask for angels to be sent to every protest in the Nation.  We ask that your angels will form an “arm in arm” circle around them and prevent them from hurting others and damaging the personal property of others.  We stand in the gap for our nation and release shame upon these spirits of disruption and destruction.  We rebuke all destruction from our gates in the name of Jesus.(Isaiah 24:12)

For the people, Lord we ask that your angels will cause a sleepiness to come over every one of them, and they will just want to go home.  Lord, help them to see the folly of what they are doing.  Protect them from the spirit of fear which has come upon them, and let their hearts be at peace concerning the transition of the Presidency.

Lord we trust you!  We Thank You and We Praise your Glorious Holy Name.  Amen and AMEN

Please take the time to seek the Lord for other strategies you need to pray about and how to pray concerning the things happening in our nation.   Holy Spirit, we often don’t know how to pray and the Word tells us to pray without ceasing…We ask you to pray for us as we work and as we sleep and as we go about our daily lives…..Show us how to pray, and how to stand in the gap for our Nation and the plan You have for our lives.

Please encourage all of your friends to pray with you.  It is important, it is crucial!

I pray the peace that passes all understanding is upon you and you are covered by the blood of the lamb.  Lord Jesus, protect those who stand in the gap and pray!


Will you stand in the gap for America?

Posted: November 6, 2016 in other

Wow, do I ever wish I was perfect!  I wish that I could live just one day without failing God, his principles, loving who I should, praying what HE expects me to pray….  I shall forever be Thankful that HE accepted me, just as I am, HE forgave me, He gave me new life, HE made me a new creation.  Even though in my eyes, I will never be perfect…In HIS EYES, I am perfect, because I am made righteous in Him!   WOW…Is that Wild?  Yes, YES, it is!  The good news…Is that “Whosoever shall call upon the Name of the LORD “JESUS” SHALL be saved!

Well, tonight I am praying about our nation and our election coming soon…in just days.  Some of you may have already voted, but many have not.  Whether you have voted or not, America needs your prayers.  Our Nation was created as a Nation whose God is the LORD!  Our current president has declared that America is “not” a Christian Nation.  WRONG!

We are a Christian Nation, and now as CHISTIANS, or CHRIST FOLLOWERS, we have a duty and God expects us to put our Armor on and go to battle.  The Victory is at hand, but the powers of darkness wish to take this nation down the road to total destruction.  If we as Christians sit idly by, that will happen, but if WE as Born Again believers in Jesus Christ will put our armor on and fight this fight, America will not fall or be destroyed by evil.

There are things I have learned over the years…I am 70 years old now, so I have been around since before electricity was in every home.  We had a telephone that hung on the wall and our home phone number was  ding ding diiiiiiiiing ding.  2 shorts a long and a short.  Yea…that was a long long time ago.

Those are just worldly things.  What I have learned in the spiritual realm is much more important.  I have learned that angels surround us, that they fight our battles and that the prayers of the SAINTS (that’s us) empower them with strength.  I have learned that we have a responsibility to pray the WORD OF GOD!  The Word of God is powerful and effective and EVEN more powerful than a locomotive.  WE can always ask God to hear our prayers…HE ALREADY DOES…Yet he Wants more from us.  He wants us to step out in courage, and proclaim TRUTH.  HE wants us to find a scripture and claim it for us or for our Nation.  Why don’t we just do that?

In my last posting I shared how we should be choosing who we would vote for.  If you are interested, then you can read it, but for now, I will not go into that again.

Every since 911 I have been claiming the scripture from 2 Chronicles 7:14  IF MY PEOPLE, who are called by MY NAME, will humble themselves and pray and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and forgive their sin and will HEAL THEIR LAND.  Well, we are at that point.  Either we do that now, or we will be living in dread and fear for the rest of our lives on earth.  Many of us will die, many of our children will be destroyed, and we will be hiding in dark corners in order to worship our God.  So LORD GOD…today I claim again that scripture, and remind you of your Word, and that you will fulfill YOUR promise.  Christians throughout the Nation are bowing humbly before you…We ask now that you fulfill your promise to us in the Mighty Name of Jesus.

Please join me in proclaiming and claiming some of these Words of God…

I Declare that no weapon formed against America shall prosper, and every tongue raised against us, we condemn.

I claim the promise that God will provide all our need according to His Riches in Glory by Christ Jesus.

We declare and agree with Scripture that Children are a gift from the Lord, and they will no longer be killed in the womb.

We stand in agreement that all the plans of the enemy will be revealed, and we claim deliverance from the plans to destroy us.

We declare that JESUS in KING, and He reigns in America!

WE Claim America for God, for His Word says….Blessed is the Nation who’s God is the Lord.

In the Name of Jesus we take back all in America that satan has stolen, and we command that he(satan) repay it 7 times over.

We declare that even the ROCKS will call out that JESUS is LORD IN AMERICA….

Ask God how you should pray….Then share that with others and PRAY, PRAY, and PRAY!






How do YOU choose?

Posted: October 2, 2016 in other

The election for President  is drawing near.  There is such a climate of personal destruction in our election process that I have to say, “It makes me sick!”

So many people argue that they are going to withhold their vote because they don’t like either of the two main Candidates.  I can certainly understand that.  However it is important for Christians to Vote.  Failure to vote (or to vote for one of the bottom dwellers in that they have NO chance of winning) is to fail to do what the Bible tells us we must do.  We are responsible for OUR Nation.

Jeremiah 29:11 tells us that if God’s people who are called by his name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek HIM, then HE will hear from heaven, HE will forgive our sin, and HE will HEAL OUR LAND.  God knows how badly it needs healing and so do we.

So how do we decide who to vote for when we really don’t LIKE either of the Candidates.  It would seem wise to me to have some “test” questions.  Questions that are so important that to vote for someone who didn’t support the majority of our questions would be ridiculous.

You can ask about who would reduce or raise taxes….but that isn’t all that important.  You can ask about who lies….but then you run into the question of who lies the most…

These are not the questions that fit on my “test.”

I am a Christ -Follower.  I believe the Bible.  I believe it is the Word of God and our determining guide in how we live our lives.  I believe that you can say anything, but your actions speak louder than words.  I believe that looking at the lives of the candidates is not judging them, but inspecting their “fruit.”  If the fruit is bad….well, I am not voting for that person.  The questions I have in my test are the basics of what I consider to be MOST IMPORTANT.

Question 1.  Do you support the killing of babies in the womb, or do you believe that all life is sacred?

Question 2.  Do you recognize Israel as a nation of God’s chosen people, and will you support and protect Israel?

Question 3.  Are you a supporter of our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms?

Question 4.  Will you protect my right to freedom of speech and practice my faith or will you force me to go against my Christian and Moral beliefs?

Question 5.  Will you appoint Justices who will PROTECT the Constitution?

That’s it friends….These are easy questions to research for each of the candidates.

The other thing you really should do is to “stand in the gap” and pray fervently for America.  Your children’s and Grandchildren’s future depends on it!

Please God…Send your Spirit into this Nation…We need you to bless us, We are doomed without YOU!  Open our eyes, let us see, Open our ears and let us hear, and RESET our hearts to do your Will and LOVE YOU as YOU LOVE US!

Blessed is the Nation, whose God is The LORD!



Well…another terrorist attack!  This time in Nice.  the body count is at 80 and may increase.  Over a hundred have been injured.

Who takes a truck and drives over people?  Our God is weeping over the loss of life and the inhumanity of man.  He is broken-hearted….  He brings life and these terrorists only know to kill.  Our God is NOT the god they worship by killing everyone they don’t agree with.  What a terrible thing that even little children are brought up to hate, when Jesus left heaven and came to earth so that we could be free from Sin and Death.

My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Nice, all those who have lost loved ones, friends and neighbors.  The pain of this evil, will continue to forever in their hearts, minds and memories.  It is heartbreaking!

Is it enough to pray?  What do we do now?  Will we pray for peace for those that mourn. Of course!  However there is nothing we can do at this point to reverse the attack, remove the pain and sorrow.  So what can we do?  Are we willing to do it?

There has to be a new plan.  The old one is not working.  Yes, it brings comfort and peace in the midst of all this trouble.  Many will write “words” that deliver peace, but they have no answers.

One of the things we Christians are called to do is to share Jesus and his forgiveness, healing,  and Grace.  Someone reading this today, may not even wake up tomorrow.  We never know which day we will leave this earthly life.  If people don’t have a personal relationship with JESUS, they are not going to enjoy eternity at all….they may think they are, but they are not.  As Christians we need to be sharing this fact with others.  Their eternity can be changed by our sharing Christ’s forgiveness and love with them.  So just do it.

As Christians we have a responsibility to make a difference while we are here on earth.  The battle against Satan (and this cannot be disputed, because the Bible clearly says that Satan came to KILL, STEAL and DESTROY)  must be fought in the spiritual realm, not in the physical.  You and I are not going to be called to go out and kill terrorists.  But we are called to go to battle in the spiritual realm against them.

There is armor for this battle.  You will find it in Ephesians 6.  There is a helmet of salvation, there is a breastplate of righteousness, there is a belt of truth, there are shoes to protect our toes from being stepped on.  There is also a SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, WHICH IS the WORD OF GOD.  Yes…the Bible is our SWORD.  We have to learn how to use it.  And there is a Shield of FAITH.  What kind of fool would we be if we, knowing that Jesus died for us, and loves us more than anyone, even ourselves, is not trustworthy.  He is able to teach us his ways, He provides WISDOM to fight the fight.  So it is time for us to begin to pray with power.

We seem to play this little game, not quite truly believing that God answers prayers.  We pray or say something like, Lord please heal so and so.  Or please keep us safe.

The Bible says that the Kingdom of HEAVEN suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.   What in the world does that mean?  Well it means we need to fight for what God wants us to fight for.

It is finding the scripture that deals with an issue and praying it back to God.  Reminding him of that scripture and that he made the promise.  Sometimes we just have to demand that God answers our prayers.  An example would be…”You said God, that if I have  faith the size of a mustard seed, that I could move mountains.  This Mountain needs to move.

Right now, God wants us to move some mountains.  We need to pray for our countries…they are under terrorist attacks.  Not just America, but France, Germany, and numerous other places.  The Word of God says…A fire goes before you, Oh Lord, and burns up your enemies.(Psalms 97:3)  Go before us Lord and burn up your enemies who are destroying your creation, your people and the people who have not yet heard of you.  Let your fire protect me and cover me.  (exodus 14:24)  Release the spirit of burning to burn up the works of darkness(Psalms140:10)    Lord, Let righteous men with YOUR WISDOM sit in the high governmental places of my City and Nation (Proverbs 9:3)  Father cause these men clothed in your Righteousness to arise and serve according to your Will.

Lord, teach us to pray.  Teach us your ways.  Teach us how to defend our families, our churches and our nations.  Teach us how to use your Sword of the Spirit to change our world.

Lord….Your word says in 2 Chronicles …..If my people, who are called by my name will HUMBLE themselves and Pray and seek my face and TURN from their wicked ways, Then you will HEAR from heaven, You will FORGIVE our Sin, and YOU will HEAL our land…..Lord your Word says it….There are millions of Christ followers calling out to you.  Heal our Land.  Our Land and our people are in desperate need.  We need you and we need your divine protection.  Move Lord…according to your Word!  WE ASK AND PRAY in the MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS!

You and I are called to further the Kingdom of our Lord.  We do that by taking our relationship with Jesus seriously and being willing to do what he has for each of us to do.  We do that by learning the Ways of God, and Learning the Word of God, reaching out to others and fighting an unseen war with the enemies of God.

Let’s all learn more, grow in HIS Grace and be wise.  Lord, this is our prayer…Teach us how to pray with power and integrity. ….Always listening for your voice and walking with you where you go!


What is the answer

Posted: May 26, 2016 in other

Well, the answer is always JESUS!..

In daily life the questions we have are…. should I?  How can I fix this?  Am I ever going to get this done?  How do I change the world I live in?  Who is going to even hear what I have to say.

Today, I just want to mention LOVE.  Love is interesting!  Sometimes we meet someone and totally fall head over heals in love with them…That is a feeling or perhaps a divine appointment.  It is good, and it makes our hearts flutter and our stomachs turn.  This love will change over time…the flutters will cease and the turning stomach will settle.

At that point one has to figure out if this is a person you want to spend the rest of our lives with.  It is like any other decision we make.  We should be weighing the pros and cons.

Sometimes we just have to make a list of each and then choose the one that has the most advantages.  It is pretty much how we live our lives.

We are basically talking about love and marriage, commitment, lives spent together.

I chose my dear sweet hubby when I was 18 years old.  I am now 70….we have spent a lot of years together.  He still tells me every day that he loves me…sometimes it seems to get old…and I think…well then why don’t you do this or do that to show me.  Sometimes I think what life would be like had we never met and fell in love, and made a commitment to love each other.  Yes, it was a choice we made many years ago.

Today we are getting old.  There is less energy in us.  We are not able to do the things we once did.  I long for a night to dance to the old Rock and Roll.  We danced beautifully together…When we danced, it wasn’t long before the dance floor was totally ours and people just watched.  I loved the dance.  Still do, but now it is only in my memories and in my heart.”

I want to say to all the couples out there.  It is a “choice” who you will love.  Choose wisely, but never think that because things get a little rocky that you have chosen wrong.  Our lives with our mates, need to be a firm commitment.  A choice to love, to care for, to be kind to, to cheer on, to give hope, to laugh…Yea….Selfishness on our part is never becoming, and making ugly comments about your mate, makes you look like a fool.

So if you have “someone” in your is up to you to make it work.  Just Love them and be kind.  It solves tons of problems!

Blessings to you all


God’s tears raining down….

Posted: May 25, 2016 in other

Today is the 25th day of May in the Year of our Lord, 2016.  Today Franklin Graham (Billy Grahams son) will be in Bismarck (State Capitol of North Dakota) for a Prayer Rally.  The time of the Rally will be between 12 noon and 1 o’clock and will be held on the South side of our Capitol Building.

I was planning to be there, but things happen and I am unable to go.  Many Christ followers from around the State will be there to offer up prayers of Praise for our great State and Nation, and seek God’s intervention in our lives.

Crime has become rampant, lying is considered, just normal, children and women are being sold by the hour for those who wish to use them, pornography is destroying marriages.  Disrespect is in the air, hate flourishes, love is not understood, but only considered a feeling, oftentimes without commitment.  Fear is in the air.

Today, Prayers will go out for this State, the people in it, those who run the government, those who have families, the hungry, and those who have lost hope.  Today, we as Christ Lovers can make a difference.  Unity in Prayer is a Winning Service to mankind.

If you can be in Bismarck today, please go.  Please join in Prayer.  Please lift up those who who so need a touch of the love and freedom of our Precious Jesus.

Today it is raining….after days of beautiful weather.  Today I believe God is weeping for the World.  the Children, the loss, the hopelessness…and He stands ready …..waiting for us to come to him, rely on him, trust him, and ask him to save our children, marriages, unborn babies, our State and our Nation….

Do something powerful and life-changing today….PRAY!

Wishing doesn’t make it so…

Posted: March 8, 2016 in other

I truly hope that if you are the Mother of little kids, you will get a chance to watch the movie shown on Dish this past week.  It may be available elsewhere but that is where I saw it.

The movie I am talking about is “Gifted Hands”, The Ben Carson Story.

WOW…just WOW!  What an amazing story.  This story is the story of Dr. Ben Carson…and I do not want to take anything away from all he accomplished and how far he has come.  He is the Man who spoke at a Prayer Breakfast and relayed the difficulties of the Obamacare system in front of the President.  When that speech took place you could almost feel the cringing the President must have felt.  It felt really good to most of the rest of America, but I am sure there was some screaming in the Whitehouse when the cameras were turned off.

It was this speech which raised awareness of this quiet and thoughtful man who loves the Lord God Almighty and cares about the people of America and the world.

Today, I just want to talk about Ben Carson’s Mother.  I watched the entire movie, but at this point I don’t even remember her name, but I do remember her.

It was Ben Carson’s Mother’s story that made me think…I wish with my whole heart I could go back to the days when my kids were little and have the gumption to fight for her kids like she did.

She had every disadvantage, but despite being a Mother at 13, and eventually stuck with raising kids alone, without any education.  Her work would be keeping house for someone “with” money, to provide for those two boys.

Ben’s Mother never pitied herself or her situation.  She had a pride about her, that spoke volumes, that made you straighter your spine, that made you say to yourself…”YOU HAVE NOTHING TO EVER FEEL STEPPED ON”.

You could watch how her boys were beginning to run with the crowd of kids who were troublemakers and would end up in life as losers and criminals.

She was not about to put up with that.  She was the head of that household.  She was the one who was tasked with raising responsible kids that “could do anything, and better” than anyone else.  She was the one who determined that TV was a “future stealer”, probably just like Video games are “future stealers” today.

She pulled the plug!  Never mind what “all the other kids got to do!”  She made sure those boys did their homework.  She insisted they were smart enough to get good grades.  She made sure they broadened their horizon by insisting they read two books a week and write a report on them.  She couldn’t read the reports or the books they read, but they didn’t know that.  She always said…”You will have to sound it out”…I don’t have reading glasses.  Yes, she was not about to admit she couldn’t read and eventually learned in her later years to read.

She taught those kids, that they could do anything.  She taught them that hard work is what it takes to be successful.  She taught them that Jesus loves them, and they needed to do more than just acknowledge that he exists.  She taught them that a personal relationship with Him is essential.  She taught them that the mind they were born with had the capacity to remember, to memorize, to recall what they had read and what they had learned.

I love this Mother!  I am honored that I got to see her story in the middle of Dr. Ben Carson’s Life Story.

If I had little kids now…I would be much better equipped to stand up to the world and the false narratives that tell us that we have to let our kids learn at their own pace.  I would not put up with grades that weren’t as good as “I thought they should be!”  I would never let my child drop out of school because of someone bullying them, or teachers that told them they would never amount to anything.  I would not let my children spend near as much time with friends and insist they make friends with books.

I don’t get to raise my children all over again.  I will never have more children to raise.  But if I did, I would do better than I did.

It is true that we all do the best we can at the time.  That is true.  I did the best I could raising my Children.  I do wish I had intervened more in their lives, been more responsible, encouraged more, said “no” more…but overall, My Children have grown into adults that I am incredibly proud of, even without the skills of parenting I wish I would have had.  They have done well.  I am honored that they think I was and am a great Mother.  I am honored that their friends spent hours in our home and called me Mom and ate our food.

I think there will always be regrets, when we look back on our lives.  There is, however, no condemnation from God, about what I did and how I raised them.  I am honored that God gave me children to love.

Today, I have to encourage you to think about how you are raising your kids.  Don’t get so busy taking care of them, to not realize what you are teaching them.  Take time today…YES…Today, to sit down and decide what it is you want them to grow up knowing and then devise a plan to accomplish that.

That is the most important thing you can do TODAY….Tomorrow….Time to start on the plan!  You can do this…

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