The good news,the not so good news and the news

Good news or bad news first? Ok,the good news.

Our strawberry smoothies were delishus. My husband came home with aide and gave me a pro life sticker for our front door.Made my day. Two more days and we’ll have husband’s credit report pulled. It can’t be bad news. 🙂

Ok,now for the bad news. I read one of the Fr Z’s blog entries and follow a news story re same.

The news article went like this:

Headline

Prout School principal apologizes for comments about divorce, homosexuality made by guest speaker

and i quote

On Prout’s Facebook page, one participant, Mary Beth Hanley, called for Carradini’s resignation:

“The Prout School family is reeling from the comments made by Father Francis Hoffman of Opus Dei.

You  mean Fr Hoffman reiterated orthodox teaching that is part and parcel of the Catholic faith and the kids had a hissy(parents got behind them)?

The article goes on,

“Opus Dei is a conservative institution of the Catholic Church that teaches that everyone is called to holiness and that ordinary life is a path to sanctity.”

Source: http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20140412-prout-school-principal-apologizes-for-comments-about-divorce-homosexuality-made-by-guest-speaker.ece

No kidding.

Good news: i worked up the nerve to contact grand daughter through a reply on Twitter. Huge leap of faith.

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Bad news: either she doesn’t know who it is because of the username(@boxerpaws60/BoxersRBoss) or more likely the other possibility; angry enough not to contact.

https://therasberrypalace.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/twitter-2/  (Alexa selfie)

One of many Alexa photos here.Scroll through the blog.

I am not sorry i made the leap of faith.I do not control the outcome.

Bad news:husband is terribly depressed. He doesn’t seem to think things will work out here. I’ve  had that nagging feeling somewhat myself. You begin to believe that there is no reason that things can work out for you in a positive way. On the other hand,it’s like my dad used to tell me about football. The final 2 minutes of a game are the longest and you never know what will happen. A lot can happen in that last 2 minutes. As we watched a Steeler game go into sudden death then OVERTIME.

The Steelers won. (back in the day of Terry Bradshaw,Franco Harris, Robert Patrick “Rocky” Bleier and Lynn Swann.)

Good news;the feds backed off the Bundy land. The bad news is;this is the Fed. They do worse things quietly.

“THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT aka BLM announces that it has ended its mission to remove cattle from a rural Nevada range after a tense week-long standoff with rancher Cliven Bundy and militia supporters. “Buh Bye BLM. One for the people this time.

The really bad news is the Plout school. When a priest speaks about what the Church actually teaches and people go into a rant something is wrong.

I also read a blog entry about Pope Emeritus Benedict not being humble(something along those lines). Yet, another comparison to Pope Francis. I happen to think highly of both men.We have been blessed with 3 Popes of great caliber.John Paul II,Benedict and Francis. We do not need to continue with the comparisons.

I have reason to be in good spirits today though. We planted our lupine seeds. Wouldn’t you know the weather report calls for 30 degree weather again.Winter has not quite left.

Monday we’re going to clean up the yard and get the fertilizer in. Dad’s recipe. Better than miracle grow. 🙂

Tues the cold weather returns. We’ll have to chance it. If the lupine doesn’t come up we’ll just have to get more seeds.

More good news;the strawberry smoothies taste even better after they’ve chilled in the fridge. The final good news(almost forgot)is that husband’s friend Gordy came by with weights today. His Newfoundland dog was in his car.I had to see up close. Huge. Black and white coat. Gordy told me he had to keep the window down to keep the dog cool.I believe him. The dog was friendly. i asked because you do NOT want to go up to a car with a dog in it.Dogs are protective and been known to viciously attack from a car. The dog was super friendly.I could not get over how gorgeous the dog was.  On the other hand i would not own one. Too large for our home and property and the food bill would be outrageous. IF  we had the home,income and property maybe another story.Happy with our boxer. Can appreciate the beauty of another dog though.

God willing,i may be back tonight.We’ll see. For now,need some rest. ONE MORE THING; I wanted to pass it along.

YOUR means possession.Ownership. Belonging to you.It’s your house. Your car.Your picture.

You’re is a contraction meaning YOU ARE. You are coming to my  home.You are going to your car. You are having your picture taken. You’re is YOU ARE shortened 🙂

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To Righteousness

To Love and Truth

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God displays and imparts righteousness. We are recipients of His righteousness. He is faithful to His promises and generous in charity and mercy. It is His love that maintains our relationship with Him and imparts righteous to us.   We may turn away, and stray. He remains faithful and true. In our fallen nature, we struggle and sin.   He continually calls us back from our brokenness and sin.  He patiently waits for our return to shower us with His mercy.

We are transformed through His mercy and grace.  Our relationship with Him is made righteous. We are made to know Him, to do His will, to serve Him. Through His grace we are drawn deeper, drink more deeply and increase in righteousness.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali,A Profile in Courage

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thank you CAIR for intimidating Brandeis University.Thank you  Brandeis University for being cowardly and caving to CAIR. Chances are i would never have heard of Ayaan Hirsi Ali otherwise. They’ve caved to Islamists to deny an honorary degree to this advocate for Muslim women’s rights. Yes,Islamists. Cair is a terrorist organization in the United States. They have ties to Hamas. I don’t need to know anymore than that. One of their representatives was on the Kelly Files blathering about the Constitution.Just because you say you are defending the Constitution doesn’t make it so-it’s all words and nobody was impressed. Free speech and religion is a Constitutional right.

When i first joined Pinterest my page was inundated with memes from Muslims. They must have not known i was Catholic or pinterest is on some kind of program to introduce ppl to Muslims. They had these memes saying they respected Jesus just like the Christians.Love your enemies? Really? Do good to those who harm you? Really? Did these Muslims  realize the mother and foster-father of Jesus were Jewish? I made sure their memes were gone in short order and they haven’t been back since.

Islam was spread in violence.They attacked Christians from the beginning and as you look around the world-even here in the United States-Christians are being persecuted. In other countries by Muslims;in the United States,Europe and Canada  by secular progressives.Here in the United States the attack is  led by the Obama administration.

Muslims  bomb,murder and shoot non Muslims(and even Muslims, if necessary)indiscriminately. God is all powerful. I never understood these murders. If God wanted someone removed from the planet He is capable of doing so. He doesn’t need us to murder anyone.

Here is the OATH people take when they become citizens of the United States:

I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God

How does that square up with:

ImageSharia law? Denouncing democracy? They took an oath and they’re breaking it.Doesn’t  it warrant revoking citizenship and deportation? I have nothing against them practicing Islam.Not a thing. I am a firm believer in freedom of religion but they can do so in the Islamic states they left.

So now we have this lovely woman Ayaan Hirsi Ali willing to speak the truth and her honorary degree is revoked because a terrorist organization in the United States raised a stink? Where are the women’s organizations speaking up for her? Where is Nancy Pelosi? Where is Pres Obama since he was so anxious to promote his poster child Sandra Fluke? In the United States we are supposed to be doing all we can to eradicate domestic violence and this woman knows first hand about the abuse of women in Islam. They’re treated worse than dogs. Why aren’t these people standing up for her and speaking out?

SILENCE.

I hope another University will have the courage to stand up for her and in the name of freedom of speech,religion and TRUE women’s rights invite her  to speak at their school.

 

 

Open Letter To Eric Holder, Pres Obama and Charles Rangel

Newsflash to all 3 of you: President George W Bush wasn’t half as partisan or as mean spirited as Obama and he was treated like crap.

Did we forget Alberto Gonzales, John Ashcroft,Robert Bork,Clarance Thomas and the stellar treatment they received?

Stop whining.

You imply that people are racist when they disagree with the President or ask tough questions of anyone in the administration.

Maybe if you were as transparent as you claimed you would be you wouldn’t be getting the tough questions. Maybe if there wasn’t so  much corruption in  the administration nobody would be questioning anyone at all.

Just because someone disagrees with the President or didn’t vote for him doesn’t necessarily make them a racist.

I’m not saying racism doesn’t exist;of course it does.This is a poor way to handle criticism,to accuse everyone of being racist.Very poor.It’s getting old. It’s an EXCUSE.

 

leaders

They had a rough job.They didn’t whine.

get this straight