I grew up in a city councilman's home and I've always been taught to speak the truth, to speak it with courage and dignity. Several of our daughters are also on that road as well. Our youngest is an artist so she is not quite as involved but those quiet waters do run deep and she will speak for truth when things are brought up in her workplace. My husband and I stand together, he is vocal as well. It's straight up and down, many issues should not be conservative or liberal, they are Juris Naturalist. It's good versus evil and we will vote Prolife. Many issues on our liberties are at stake at this time.
Lately I've noticed a quietness in many. I've found this odd since our nation is on fire so to speak...Especially when we have the tools to put the fire out. We have God and we have God's Word. We have our prayer rooms. We have typing fingers. We are responsible.
There seems to be a common fallacy among some not to say anything, (Edit 10.14.20: Or write anything) as if it causes trouble and some think it will not change minds. I kindly, humbly but strongly disagree. Do not buy that. We can be kind and we can speak truth. ...And we can inform and yes! We can change minds.
I will speak out, I will especially speak out when our unborn are being murdered as I'm sure you all know. It is we who can spread the word of what can be done to stop this holocaust. If we truly believe that abortion is murder then you better believe this gal will speak out.
I for one have been educated by a blogger who spoke their conviction with kindness and heartfelt concern over a subject, sometimes God has been dealing with our heart already. Why this hush hush? If we truly believe the house is on fire then I would say we need to warn! If we truly believe that unborn babies are being ripped limb from limb with no anesthesia I would say...Yes! We need to warn! I recently ran into a young woman who didn't even know one of the candidates involved in the race was a female. So yes, we need to speak up.
We will pray, we will act upon that prayer. Faith without works is dead and God did not give us a spirit of fear..
Here is an appropriate poem from the Holocaust many of you may be familiar with:
First They Came
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
By Pastor Martin Niemöller
And we were thrilled upon hearing this. An EXCELLENT message by Pastor Ed Young MOST APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TIME. We highly recommend!
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Just Interesting I Think!
A photo of special sweet security dogs getting ready to board at the airport on the way to the National Republican Convention our oldest daughter traveled to four years ago.
Here's a shot of one of the cute fellas with the passengers on the plane. Now how was that for safety? I never tire of seeing this photo! ...So great.
Around Our Home with Our Pets and Such. It may not be on the way to any national convention but I think it's ...A Pretty Special Place!
I've been a busy bee around the homestead here...Gardening in my fall vegetable garden and going through boxes setting up my laundry room.
My fur angels keep me busy and full of joy!
Liesl...Such a loving sweet doggy...A colossal sweetheart!
She loves her ball!
A Recent evening....
A sweet day looking out the window, all the doggies having a glorious time! Dogs know to get their Vitamin D, enjoying the sun! Animals have much to teach us humans. : )
My garden. I have turnip greens, collards, blue hubbard squash (so fun) they are huuuge! Butternut squash, white patty squash, chard, cabbage etc. Jem installed an irrigation system and I water the tops every morning.
Last night I made a nice dish that Jem really enjoyed.
Photo by Robert Stock
I will call this:
My One Dish Wonder!
(Get your cuppa coffee gal, here goes)
You sautee one large or two small onions, a few cloves of garlic and a package of Italian vegan sausage Tofurkey (found in produce) shredded until browned in oil.
I use olive or avocado oil.
Remove the Tofurkey bits and place in bowl for later.
Then you add a half cup of brown rice flour to onion and garlic and make a roux, lightly browned.
Return browned Tofurkey.
I added a couple of boxes of vegetable broth or the equivalent of water and bouillon cubes and added 4 cups of sliced red potatoes. After the potatoes were soft I squashed them up a bit, not completely and added a package of frozen spinach. (Any green will do). A tsp. of basil and Italian seasoning along with salt and peppa. ; )
I served this over brown rice and it was delicious! A one dish wonder! Delicious!
This dish is served in a bowl much like a brown gravy potato soup!
It is an extraordinary and beautiful thing that God, in creation...works with the beauty of matter; the reality of things; the discoveries of the senses, all five of them; so that we , in turn, may hear the grass growing; see a face springing to life in love and laughter.... The offerings of creation...our glimpses of truth.
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
Listen...be wise, and keep your heart on the right path.
Search your heart several times a day, and if you find something that is disturbing your peace, remember to take the proper steps to restore the calm.
~Francis de Sales
Have a sweet evening, let's keep our homes that place of Peace in a world that is not peaceful. We can insulate our homes in God's love. They will know we are Christians by our love. And I do believe our children will too...
Take care, press on. Unborn lives matter. Vote for Life, this election is so very critical on so many things, our very liberties and freedoms are at stake.
~Amelia in the Forest