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Today  I have been watching James Robison  and his wife Betty.  

Their guest was  Shane Warren .http://shanewarren.org/  His book ” The Last Days of America”   is available   http://shanewarren.org/resources/thelastdaysofamerica/

The discussion has been on   whether the USA has gone too far afield of what God wants for us.

Both James Robison and Shane Warren have written books on this subject.

James Robison’s book is Indivisble.   It is co authored by Pastor Jay W Richards.

This book is intriguing .  It fully describes the way this nation has turned from God to following a path of sure destruction.

Here is a link on Amazon  to a synopsis  and part of the first several chapters.

http://www.amazon.com/Indivisible-Restoring-Family-Freedom-Before/dp/1455503142#reader_1455503142

I found that this book  really describes both in historical content and in what is happening in our nation today.

When this nation was formed  God was paramount in all levels of government, daily life and the plans for the future

Now  our president , yes in small letters no caps  , since I do not believe he is entitled to the office nor the title.    He is the first potus to leave our troops behind. He is the first potus to abandon our Ambassador. He did nothing to prevent the rapes and murders of US citizens.      He is the first potus to create racial discord.   He has done in my opinion so much to destroy the faith of Christians in the USA.

In this country  Christians,Jews and Buddhists are not allowed to pray in school.  The partisan behavior or  politically ahem correct  leaders of our nation allow  Moslems to pray in schools. 

Dearborn MI  and Chicago IL  both allow this.  Now others are following suit. 

Our potus  is in favor of removing God from the pledge of allegiance,  money ,buildings, funerals for our troops no matter what their beliefs are.

On the other hand a Moslem sits in Fort Hood  charged with and confessed murder of our troops.    That man can pray at will.  He is given special foods, time for prayer and other benefits not given other prisoners.  I do not understand this at all.

I was raised to believe and practice that  all men are created equal. 

I could go on for days with all the info gathered on the internet,tv,radio and newspapers  the  misguided behavior ,or is it intentional destruction of this nation.

Shane Warren’s book deals very closely with the history of the USA, her people, and their connection to God.   The blessings  they received in the USA  was what made this nation great.

Shane Warren and James Robison both speak of the hope  for the USA, the indecisiveness of the public, the media and all the unwillingness to change the path we are on by our leaders.    

Both books give hope.  They remind us that if we want to change this nation we must stand up for the US Constitution, our faith, and each other.

No man is an island. No man stands alone,  unless we all  hide from the truth.

We all tell God what we want, how we feel, yet   do we listen to HIM?

We are His. We as Joyce Meyer says     our hearts are Christ’s home.

I strongly encourage you to look past what you see in the news and find the truth.I sincerely hope that you read both books.  I want to see this as a chance to rebuild our nation under GOD.

If we do nothing  our nation will have drawn her last breath.  As we see our president has broken the law by allowing  illegal immigrants into the nation. He has cast aside those seeking legal methods for entry.  It appears that in and of itself has endangered our national security,as well as the security and safety of all Americans.

I ask that you all do not  fall prey to the racist remarks of our leaders.  If America is separated into many factions she will not survive.

Do not go along with what you know is wrong.

Pastor Martin Niemoller  said it best:

Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation:

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.

Do not allow this to happen.    Honor God.  Respect the laws of the USA. Help each other. Stand up against the evil that has overtaken our government. 

Do not hide but  stand tall…  We can not allow  genocide, of any kind.

Show others the path to freedom must remain clear.

 

Yes all of this is my opinion  and strong belief.    I wish our leaders well , and pray for them . I thank God my opinions are protected by the US Constitution.   For now…

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I remember so many things that have left  us  for parts unknown.  

It almost seems that good manners, is the biggest.  How can we show respect for others if we do not know how to be kind and use good manners?      Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

It seems that I hold the door for others, very few reciprocate or say thank you.

For some people   I think they either are very uneducated,  shy,  or are just  ignorant of the courtesy we should show each other.  

I would not like to think they  choose not to say a simple thank you.   For me its not a big deal.

A good representation of this happened to a member of my family today.   Shopping at a local department store   some person reached into her basket and helped themselves to items in her basket.   Then to top it off another woman   grabbed 2 2qt pitchers   and walked away.  Now of  course she was astonished.   She put her hand over her items and said these are my   items.  

One almost wonders  were they on  candid camera.     I have no explanation for this.  It seems people are totally engrossed in their own desires.

I was at the store the other day, a shopper behind me had 2 items.   The shopper in front of me had 300.00 dollars worth of shopping.   I offered the person behind me to go ahead.  One would do that  for others …I would think.       Next to us a new line opened.  What a flurry of people  running to the newly opened register.

Good heavens  it is not a  wild party, nor is it free money.   Why not give the next guy a break.   

Has life gotten to the point that  we must  be the one taken care of NOW?      I just do not see it that way.

I have seen people cut me off for a spot, give me the finger,and cuss me out when I was waiting for a spot blinker on  being patient.

There have been times  that I would get upset  and argue.  Now  its just not any challenge.

I find it more challenging to be nice, let them have a break,and to just let it be

My husband rest his soul   taught me that.    I was that nervous woman fighting the  behavior  not having peace.    He never let it bother him.

Other things did bother him.  He was very quiet, the opposite of this wild woman.    

I am firmly the type that has to fix things.   

Now as I look around I realize that things are not easily fixed if you let them frustrate you.

I see now that the joy of life can be sucked out of you by an employer, fellow employee, a relative, neighbor , friend or acquaintance if you let them.

I have learned that the way things were when I was a kid  have changed.   It is not  the Happy Days.  It is not Mayberry.  It is not  I love Lucy either.  The days of those shows and  Bachelor Father, My Little Margie, Hazel, Lassie and all the rest  are still in my heart and my head.

They and church and my parents shaped me.  I choose  to be the  Hazel type.   I choose to want the life in Mayberry.

Yes call me a dreamer.  The days of the Beverly Hillbillies,  Oh Susanna, Petticoat Junction each taught me something .  

They taught me to love my neighbors, lean on them, and laugh.   Those shows  taught me fairness.  

As a kid we played  in Queens .We were out   on the sidewalks in parks ,back yards  and  being nice was easier.

As a kid we were handed a bar of soap   told go out  play in the rain by our moms.  Yes Middle Village Queens was a lot of fun.  The schoolyard was where we played on weekends after homework.

Yes  we did our homework and did not talk back.   If you did get into trouble someone’s mom or dad was there to help or correct you.  If you got corrected by someone else mom and dad found out and you would catch it again.  We learned manners, good behavior by example .   

Sometimes it was a scout leader,sunday school teacher, school teacher or neighbor doing the teaching. 

In any event you learned. 

Today it seems that the young adults do not learn,   they do insane things, hurt each other and themselves. It seems there are no rules.  Kids need rules.  

Stop letting little kids talk back, get into booze, run wild and  be rude.   It is high time that they learn   from shows like Davey and Goliath, Mayberry Rfd, Lassie, The Lone Ranger, and the old cartoons.

Now its   the new cartoons full of sex and violence parents let them watch.    Those are not cartoons for children nor adults either.

So yes   they were the days    my friend I thought they would never end…..  to quote a favorite song.

You can recreate those days  make life special for kids and yes even you….

Just do it keep up the good in the world……… for me

Hope is one of those things that describes the way people go blindly into situations they normally would not  .  

Hope is the one thing that keeps me going.  I know that God is my hope my path to heaven.

I know that without hope and or God there is nothing for the human spirit to lean on.

I know that Hope is like Love .  They both need nurturing,trials errors and growth.

In order to survive in this world we need both Hope and Love.  You can have on or the other ,but then you feel incomplete. 

You know you can be loved or be in love  but, without love and hope combined there is not a bit of strength to deal with life.

In this world we need Hope. In this world we need Love.  We need them more than anything now.

Times are hard enough without the incessant changes in politics, world almost at point of destruction, sickness, loneliness, sadness. 

We have to have the Hope that we can overcome all of those. For me  knowing God has my back is very important to me. 

I am an only child.  Not such a good thing. 

No one is there for you .  Most people used to have cousins close by.   My cousins are all far away.  

So  for me  it helped me know   that with God  I  even me… can do something good. 

When I am afraid of things   I either back off from it    or   dive in and be the super friendly  overly trusting type.  

Some folks do not like that.  Well they are the losers. 

When you meet a person  who has hope  its like opening a big GIFT.     Open slowly is my advice.  You do not want to waste any of the hope that is in that gift.    You want to grab it and hold on for dear life.  You want to learn how to hope, love and trust. 

  To be  near a person with Hope  can be contagious.  In fact, I hope  that you  do get close to those with Hope.  They dream, glimmer, shine and become euphoric  at the thought of joy  .

Outrageous you say?  Well   to me its outrageous that some folks have no hope, no faith, love or joy in their lives. 

I want to wish you all Hope, Joy,Love,Trust,Faith in all you do or endeavor to be. I want to wish you hugs , puppy kisses, crayolas and paper  , chalk on a sidewalk, paint on the walls,ceilings, floors and furniture.  Each of those  cries out hope. 

Hope for the future   ,the family, life,  and the  world   is within you.

well gang I am trying to keep myself  busy.  Kids were on vacation all week.  Oh thank heaven they are all back to school tomorrow.    It has been wild. Very wild indeed.  Snowstorms, kids and a big red dog.

I have not been really good about watching what I eat all week, as it is just hard to pay attention this week.   I have been having a lot of back and sciatica pain,  sore throat, and swollen glands, and yes gums… guess I got what the kids have.

I have been having such pain in my left shoulder I wonder what I did to hurt it….  hurts to raise the arm at all.

But enough complaining.  I saw tonite  on Christian Tv,  Joel Osteen was speaking on the possibilities in life.

He said the truth is that  God will love us no matter what, but we must remember that we are the one who foretells our destiny.  We must realize that the gifts He gives us daily are going to grow into more amazing gifts when we yield to His Will. It is not only that we are given more, but,  the fact is that when we are in tune with Him, we realize how important each step we take towards a goal really is.   The step you take toward healing yourself , is huge. Let God in and let Him help you reach that goal. He never promised that we would have a rose garden without working for it. He did however give us His son to wipe our tears, comfort and  cleanse us of sin.    The Love of God is amazing isn’t it?

 

So now in order to honor Him we have to take care of us, not let others steal our joy and bring comfort to others.  We have to be the ones who bring His love to others…. Will you take care of you and follow him?

 

with love,

grammasrunamuck

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I was asked if I thought that we get more love than we give.

Here is my answer:I thought I would reply to your ?   For me I have been a loving person all my life, Mom said I was this way before 2 .  At 3 she had to watch me that someone did not walk off with me.  Being loving is a hard thing. people misconstrue genuine love for manipulation,among other things. Weakness is one of the things people think of. I Know it is strength, rather than weakness to love others more than yourself. There indeed is a fine line between giving of yourself and giving all of yourself.  To open yourself to pain, non acceptance, feeling different, and yet still wanting to help another person is strength.    To allow those around you to accept the love and kindness you offer is a strength that I am proud of.  It is a gift dropped on me by God ,of that I am sure.  Many of us never know love. I have a lot to give.  I have been hurt many times, but it is ok. I still love those who have hurt me. Strange ,but true. They are human. They are creations of God. We are all weak, insecure, human beings, who make mistakes, some big some small. To not love would be the biggest mistake of all.  To not feel the touch of a loved one, a child, the breeze or rain upon your cheek,would be a great loss.    Patti  aka grammasrunamuck

 

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making some changes in my diet added a spirulina,protein shake  110 cal 14 g carb  with milk  190 cals. had it at lunch with egg, some meat  wanted to see if yesterday’s addition continues to make my spastic colon feel better.

Well  same as yesterday the change is making me feel lots better more energy, no more pain.  Have increased fluid intake too. After I had the shake I could feel the change. It has fiber in it too, of course. Stevia in it dried blueberries high in antioxidants.  Not as good as an icecream but I can get used to using it.

I called my friend darlene, and she giggled when I told her I feel better.

She suspects I have gut disbyosis, or gut leak  leaky gut something like that.  I told her I feel the difference in not just no pain but in the breaths too . like eating a peppermint pattie.  lol   with blueberries …hahah

Today I spoke to Kristen Hinze from Fb what a pleasure. Last Night it was fb pal Holly Naim.  I am so blessed with good friends.

I shared with Kristen that I did not feel comfy speaking on her page anymore since one of the stalking queens followed me there.

She had noticed the person and her negativity too.  I told her I would in box her and still be her friend no matter what.   Kristen is a wonderful gal, so like Ruth Rowe, Rev Penny and Mary Law to throw a few of my pals in the mix.

I love my fb friends like they are family. Some may say that I get too attached, but thats good. God has blessed me with wonderful friends. I may not have physically been in their presence, but they are in my heart.

I love hearing how well they are doing. Clarissa ,Laura,Jerry,Peter,Paul, Heather, each adds so much to my life.  My pal Sarah in England needs prayers for healing.  Sarah Wilkinson , you are a love.Dolores Mader a dear friend, needs prayers for healing from Liver cancer.Maureen Cumby and Alan Edwards also need prayers for health.  Donna Malley B,and Kristen Hinze need them as well.   So pray for each one and each other please.

I hope you each get to know each other and meet  jon pearlstone  aka  eetfit@gmail.com     Eet Metabolic memory is my weight loss buddy, he has a blog here too. Met him on FB.

So many wonderful people on a weight loss journey, Nat,Shannah, Chauna,Kristin,Kristen h,Virginia Curtis, Christine Casanova, Terrea,lindy,and so many more  to make a few known to you all are amazing friends.

Make sure you tell those you love that you love them.

Let me know what you are doing to make you feel good,feel special.

I love you

grammasrunamuck

“God’s love can only unleash its power when it is allowed to change us from within. We have to let it break through the hard crust of our indifference, our spiritual weariness, our blind conformity to the spirit of this age. Only then can we let it ignite our imagination and shape our deepest desires.” – Benedict XVI

 

 

“Friends, again I ask you, what about today? What are you seeking? What is God whispering to you? The hope which never disappoints is Jesus Christ. The saints show us the selfless love of his way. As disciples of Christ, their extraordinary journeys unfolded within the community of hope, which is the Church. It is from within the Church that you too will find the courage and support to walk the way of the Lord. Nourished by personal prayer, prompted in silence, shaped by the Church’s liturgy you will discover the particular vocation God has for you. Embrace it with joy. You are Christ’s disciples today. Shine his light upon this great city and beyond. Show the world the reason for the hope that resonates within you. Tell others about the truth that sets you free.

–Pope Benedict XVI

Greeting to Young People

St Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie

19 April 2008

 

What really maters in life is that we are loved by Christ and that we love Him in return. In comparison to the love of Jesus, everything else is secondary. And, without the love of Jesus, everything is useless” – Pope John Paul IISee More

 

 

There are so many learned people seeking what they have not found yet. So many people seem lost in our world today.

How many people are addicted to drugs, porn,cigarettes, food addictions, violent behavior,alcohol, you name it there are addictions too many to name. These people can be family,friends ,neighbors,acquaintances, or those we have not met.

All those in need are searching for something that seems out of reach, but is at hand.

 

God is there waiting to hear from us. If we come to him daily and begin a personal relationship with Him we will bring our lives full circle.  God is there for us through all circumstances. He is the one we can lean on and let Him handle all our problems,release our fears to,share our joys with and He does listen. He sent His Son  Jesus Christ to atone for our sins.   God does hear us, loves us and cares for and about us.

 

We may not see a direct correlation in what we pray for and what we receive .Sometimes those unanswered prayers are the hardest to deal with. We just do not see fully the same picture of our lives that He sees.

 

When we think we are in love with a person , is it love,true abiding love, the kind where you would give your life for? Could it be we think they are the one, but God sees more clearly knowing our hearts need protection?  Could it be that He knows what lies in the heart and soul of the one we are enamored of?

Some are called to serve in differing ways,yet  each one is of great value to our Father.   Who else knows our hearts better?

 

How many times as kids did our parents tell us..:” He/she is not the one for you”   ?   How many times were they right.

Yes sometimes they made mistakes . They are our parents and we make mistakes too.  God is the only one who is perfect and does not make mistakes.

 

I often  wonder how magnificent is our God? He is the beginning and the end. He is all knowing and all loving. He puts up with us daily,our foibles, flaws, lack of attention we give our relationship with Him.  I am sure that relationship can grow exponentially if we follow His word. We have to let God into every part of our lives. We have to take responsibility for our actions, show love for our fellow man, and Honor our Father in all we do.

 

How long have the American people allowed God to be removed from our schools, political events, sporting events, and daily lives?  How must God feel when we remove His name from our buildings?

 

How can we expect our kids and grandkids to trust God when we sweep Him our of our lives?  What kind of example are we setting?

 

God loves us. Father God created us . He blessed this USA with freedoms that no other country in the world had. We were blessed when we followed His rules.

We seem to have lost that blessing some are saying.   We THE People  can restore the blessings to this country , and her people if we follow His rules, welcome Him and His LOVE  back into our hearts, minds and the USA.

 

God is Love,

Patti


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