Armistice Day

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We shall not forget the sacrifice for freedom

November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” National Armistice Day unfortunately became Veterans Day as peace turned to following wars.

October 8th, President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared ” Veterans Day” yet it left people wondering why it was celebrated on October 25th. President Gerald Ford decided to change the date of celebration to November 11th, since it was a day of great significance to all Veterans.

As Americans who enjoy freedom, I believe we should never forget the cost. I am not referring to the monetary debt of fighting wars. Men and woman left home and family to fight for our freedom, and their lives were never the same.

Many returned home in a flag covered casket. Others return home leaving pieces of their soul behind. African Americans were once fighting two wars, since they served under a time of segregation. Harry Truman put an end to military segregation in 1948 and it was not until the 1950’s that full integration was implemented. Many African Americans should have received medals and honors, yet were never recognized.  I believe all Veterans deserve recognition for their service. A simple “thank you” is heartfelt.

Veterans paid the price for our freedom, and it is my hope that we continue to fight for them on every front. I would like to thank Veterans for their service, knowing that our freedom was not free.

Would you like to help flood Victims ?

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Readers will know of my heart for India, and for Praveen and his family. The children’s home and church needs leave them without the spare funds to help others.

After local storms have brought so much loss to the poor, Praveen would like to help those in his area recover after the flooding of the West Godavari River left so many homeless. Can we join from across the miles to make this wish come true?

If you would like to give please type India Flood in the PayPal memo.. If you would like to share the need, we appreciate any effort.

Please know that every penny will go to Praveen toward the effort.

Thank you 🙂

 

Baby Found Alive!

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Couple rescues infant buried alive!

One family’s mourning turned into a true blessing while they were intending to lay their own child to rest. When starting to dig a grave at an isolated cemetery, the couple heard crying from within the earth. They continued digging approximately three feet and discovered a newborn buried in a clay pot. The unnamed baby girl is approximately 4-days old, and weighed just over 3 pounds. The local hospital in Uttar Pradesh is caring for the infant who is now in ICU, suffering from respiratory issues.

An investigation is ongoing to locate the parents who face charges of abandoning the infant with intent to murder.

I pray this child, I will name Karuṇa Daya,( meaning mercy) will survive and be surrounded with love. This is a true miracle among the thorns of sorrow.

India is among one of the several country’s who treat girls with inequality. It is unknown if this is the reason Karuna Daya was left to die. This is yet another reason I have a heart for the orphanages of  India who care for the abandoned and cast out..

[1] Infant found buried alive in Indian cemetery

 

Racism For Dummies

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When will hate cease and love begin? We are all created equal and everyone has talents and treasures to offer. I am so thankful this world was not created to include only one race.. This picture sums it up in an eggshell 🙂

 

Raceism For Dummies

Photo Source : Jimmy Robertson. At Christ City On A Hill, South Africa
Via~ LinkedIn

Is it a happy 4th of July?

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While America celebrates the 4th of July let us remember those who fought for our independence.

We could think of reasons why America makes us unhappy.. it seems everyone want’s a piece of the pie.. Open borders, unfettered abortion rights, universal basic income, reparations, and more recognition of the LGBTQ community. This is only one side of the coin, the list could be endless when describing what everyone wants..

There was a time when America was united,despite differences in opinion. Citizens joined together in some very desperate times to survive and remain free.. Society today is teaching us to fight each other if our views collide..

Traditional family values founded much of America and should not be filed under bigotry.. Just as Congress changed and shaped the very flag we fly in honor, society seeks to change and shape our values to fit their utopia.

God was once welcome in every facet of society and helped shape laws and values. Today God is welcome behind the doors of a church, or in humanitarian aid with stipulations. This God that is being pushed out teaches us to love, reason, and forgive.. We can see how society fairs without Him..

So in reality can everyone get what they want? No, we all have conflicting desires and can not coexist as the bumper sticker suggests. We can make an effort to care for one another while we dispute our differences civilly.   ~Micah 6:8

 

Dumpster Babies

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I do not enjoy sharing disturbing news, yet do so in hope that someone who is facing a difficult situation may find help before it is to late.

At first glance Karla Antimo of Chicago was a hero, she stated to have heard a baby crying which lead her to trashcan. Laying on top of a trashcan in alley was a precious baby boy, only hours old with his umbilical cord still attached. Karla saved the babies life by rushing him to a near-by fire station. The baby was resuscitated by firefighters and is now in stable condition. After further investigation it was revealed that Karla was actually the grandmother of the infant and is now charged with false reports.

If it were not for Karla’s actions the baby would not have survived. The father of the baby informed Karla what took place and she went to rescue the baby, hiding the details. The parents will be charged as juveniles with first-degree attempted murder. This is a very sad case of a desperate situation getting out of hand. The babies mother is an honor roll student who now faces a prison term.

The Illinois Fire Department made a statement pleading with anyone in a desperate situation with an infant to come in. The baby boy was the first case since their Safe Haven laws took effect.  Every state has implemented Safe Haven laws to help put an end to the many cases of infants being left to die in dumpsters. Anyone can bring an infant up to one month old to their local fire department, police station, or hospital with no questions asked. The baby will be safe and the parent will be free from any charges.

The National Safe Haven Alliance is a 24 hour hotline that will help anyone in need of assistance to locate a Safe Haven in their area. They are also there to answer any questions one may have about the program.

If you are in need just call 1-888-510-BABY National Safe Haven Alliance

Unplanned And Restricted

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The hard truth is your teen could have an abortion without your consent,but would need permission to see the film Unplanned. 

The film Unplanned seems to be so taboo that many major networks refused to air the commercials. The film was forced to take an “R” rating before it’s release since it depicts an abortion. There are countless films I do not care to see because they contain nudity, foul language, sexual situations, and violence. I would think films such as these would fall under an “R” rating. Commercials for these films are heavily aired before they hit the box office..

What has happened to our society when a film that aims to share the other side of abortion is shut out, while films that encourage rebellion are supported?

Many woman do not receive both sides of the story when they go to a clinic.. They are not told that the ‘fetus” feels pain, if they ask.. And are not advised that they may suffer post-abortion depression. And for the most part, the clinics do not discuss adoption as an alternative. I realize there are many absent fathers, yet in any case the father has no say.

I believe anyone considering an abortion should have all the facts before they make that critical choice.. not just scripted words painted rosey, to support their right to do so.

Society has changed so much that it often discourages parental involvement in a teens life. Most are rebellious yet still need guidance to make good choices that will affect their future. Did you ever imagine that there would come a day when parents had fewer  rights over their children than the state in which they reside?.. I fear the day has come.

[1] Age Of Consent By State

[2] Unplanned The Film Based On A True Story

 

Another Infant Dies From Benadryl

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Please sign the White House petition and spread the word!

I need 100,000 signatures in 30 days!

  My Petition

Two years ago I posted Infant Dies From Benadryl hoping that parents or caregivers would heed the warning.

Recently in Vermont a day care worker gave 6-month old Harper Rose Briar Diphenhydramine an active ingredient found in Benadryl.  Infants are dying because care givers want them to sleep, and give them medications. To many have used this product that clearly states it is not intended for children under 2-years old. To make matters worse after a child dies the one who administers the medication receives very little jail time, an average of 2 1/2 years. Irresponsible actions resulting in death should be considered man slaughter. I am asking that you please sign my petition and spread the word because I am not on Facebook. This need’s 100,000 signatures in 30 days or it is dead in the water.  Thank you so much for caring about children.

 

Wedding Bells And Blessings!

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Hi everyone! I am here to share the good news from India and hope you enjoy the heartfelt thanks to those who have given to the cause!

First I will share the good news of Harshitha.Harshitha

Harshitha came to live with Praveen and his family as a young girl, and they raised her well. Praveen has shared the news of her wedding celebration in their home. Children grow so quickly, it seems like just yesterday she was graduating.

Praveen also shared the news of the children and widows. Praveen and his family attempt to give monthly support to the widows in their church who struggle with daily needs. Praveen was also happy that he could provide the children with toothbrushes and paste. It brings great joy to help others in need and to see a child you have raised start a new life of independence. This is one more child rescued from the streets of India, and this is a great blessing.

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Go Fund What?

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Wise giving is a true investment! 

I am sure you have read the story that went viral.. Johnny Bobbitt a homeless man from Philly who stopped to help a woman who ran out of gas. Johnny walked several blocks and spent his last $20 to bring Katelyn McClure some gasoline. It was a feel good story that didn’t have such a happy ending. Katelyn McClure and her boyfriend Mark D’Amico were so grateful for Johnny’s selfless act, that they struck up a  friendship in the day’s that followed. Katelyn found Johnny at the same intersection where she ran out of gas, and would bring him food and gift cards. Katelyn and Mark then went on to start a Go Fund Me page to reward Johnny for what he had done. Sadly when the money started rolling in to the tune of over 400,000 the friendship between the trio took a turn south.

Johnny Bobbitt claims the couple did not give him all the money they collected from donors. Further research shows that instead of buying Johnny a home and his dream truck, the couple instead bought him a camper that he parked on their property. The money they did give Johnny he spent helping friends, and admitted to spending some on drugs. In the end a judge ordered the couple Katelyn McClure and Mark D’Amico to return the remainder of the money to Johnny Bobbitt, but all the money was gone.. The couple it seems spent half the money they had collected.. In their defense on the issue they claimed Johnny was using the money for drugs, and not being responsible with the money they gave him.

Go Fund Me has been a good place for a man and his money to be soon departed.. Among many great causes by honest people, there is a ration of scams and really ridiculous pleas for money, such as”buy me some beer”.

I realize GFM can not keep everyone in check, but after reading the number of people who reported fraudulent campaigns that were ignored, it disturbs me.

A popular blog named Go Fraud Me has compiled many of the shady campaigns.  Although they use some colorful language.. I feel it is good to raise awareness.

Back in the day it was hard to raise money for a legitimate cause, it took many months of bake sales, bottle drives, and spaghetti dinners. With today’s social media anyone can ask for money and prey on the hearts of people along with slipping their fingers into your wallet.. Weather people believe it or not, we all have to answer for what we have done in life. The love of money can sear the conscience, and lies to get it leaves good people feeling duped and let down. A word of wisdom, honesty is always the best policy.