Tag Archives: Freedom

A Beautiful Lesson To Be Learned

The cheerful little girl with bouncy golden curls was almost five. Waiting with her mother at the checkout stand, she saw them, a circle of glistening white pearls in a pink foil box.

“Oh mommy please, Mommy. Can I have them? Please, Mommy, please?”

Quickly the mother checked the back of the little foil box and then looked back into the pleading blue eyes of her little girl’s upturned face.

“A dollar ninety-five. That’s almost $2.00. If you really want them, I’ll think of some extra chores for you and in no time you can save enough money to buy them for yourself.. Your birthday’s only a week away and you might get another crisp dollar bill from Grandma.”

As soon as Jenny got home, she emptied her penny bank and counted out 17 pennies. After dinner, she did more than her share of chores and she went to the neighbor and asked Mrs. McJames if she could pick dandelions for ten cents. On her birthday, Grandma did give her another new dollar bill and at last she had enough money to buy the necklace.

Jenny loved her pearls. They made her feel dressed up and grown up. She wore them everywhere, Sunday school, kindergarten, even to bed. The only time she took them off was when she went swimming or had a bubble bath. Mother said if they got wet, they might turn her neck green.

Jenny had a very loving daddy and every night when she was ready for bed, he would stop whatever he was doing and come upstairs to read her a story. One night as he finished the story, he asked Jenny, “Do you love me?”

“Oh yes, daddy. You know that I love you.”
“Then give me your pearls.”

“Oh, daddy, not my pearls. But you can have Princess, the white horse from my collection, the one with the pink tail.. Remember, daddy? The one you gave me. She’s my very favorite.”

“That’s okay, Honey, daddy loves you. Good night.” And he brushed her cheek with a kiss.

About a week later, after the story time, Jenny’s daddy asked again, “Do you love me?”

“Daddy, you know I love you.”

“Then give me your pearls.”

“Oh Daddy, not my pearls. But you can have my baby doll. The brand new one I got for my birthday. She is beautiful and you can have the yellow blanket that matches her sleeper.”

“That’s okay. Sleep well. God bless you, little one. Daddy loves you.”

And as always, he brushed her cheek with a gentle kiss.

A few nights later when her daddy came in, Jenny was sitting on her bed with her legs crossed Indian style.

As he came close, he noticed her chin was trembling and one silent tear rolled down her cheek.

“What is it, Jenny? What’s the matter?” Jenny didn’t say anything but lifted her little hand up to her daddy. And when she opened it, there was her little pearl necklace. With a little quiver, she finally said, “Here, daddy; this is for you.” With tears gathering in his own eyes, Jenny’s daddy reached out with one hand to take the dime store necklace, and with the other hand he reached into his pocket and pulled out a blue velvet case with a strand of genuine pearls and gave them to Jenny… He had them all the time. He was just waiting for her to give up the dime-store stuff so he could give her the genuine treasure. So it is, with our Heavenly Father. He is waiting for us to give up the cheap things in our lives so that he can give us beautiful treasures.

God will never take away something without giving you something better in its place.

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No Flag Day

Georgia Businessman Ticketed and Threatened With Jail Time For Flying US Flag

It takes 30 years to figure out there’s a problem? I’d suggest thee code enforcer has a prior issue with that business we aren’t hearing about. And who ever gets thrown in jail for a code violation?

What A Crock

American pride is now racist in and of itself??????

Misguided Likely Poorly Educated Next Generations

That may be my title for this post, but I didn’t coin the problem.

Watch the video here and you will see just how significant this problem truly is.

Then, see if you agree with the title – and particularly the educator in the news video.

Someone is truly messing up the minds of the next generation(s).

It’s long past time to correct that and tell the truth why the United States has always been the place for people to start a new a better life.

If we lose our exceptionalism because of the likes of socialist/marxist wannabees, not only will no one want to come here to improve themselves …. but there may be nowhere else for anyone to go. Anymore.

It’s called – kissing it goodbye.

Is that what you want? Not me. Not anyhone I know. How about you?

To Sex Or Not To Sex

Apparently, it’s no longer a question.

Here’s a few recent items:

Gov. Christie vetoes N.J. gay marriage bill
Maryland House Of Delegates Passes Marriage Equality Bill and
DOJ Won’t Defend Laws Preventing Equal Treatment for Servicemembers With Same-Sex Spouses

So what we have here is NJ’s Governor vetoes a bill where MD’s Governor is (almost) ecstatic that he may soon sign into law a “marriage equality” legislation package.

But what the heck is a “conditional veto”? Is that a Jersey thing?

Anyway, what does it matter anymore since the DOJ is now deciding it won’t have anything to do with enforcing any legislation having to do with or against “marriage” of any kind? Is it the stench of the Fast And Furious scandal that soured the taste of any type of law enforcement? (cough) Naw, that can’t be it. Or, is it that the DOJ won’t even bother with allegations of voter initimidation? (hack cough) Naw, DOJ is too busy suing states they claim are breaking NVRA (National Voting Rights Act) laws in preparation for the November 2012 elections? Hhhmm, don’t know, what do you think? In fact, when was the last time the DOJ actually enforced constitutional laws anyway?

Psst, isn’t marriage a religious Sacrament? Why would the Government have anything to say or do about that anyway?

“Congress shall make no law …..” Now where is that phrase found? Oh yeah.
The First Amendment in the U.S. Constitution.

How about that.

Archbishop To Our Troops

Archbishop to U.S. Troops:
Obamacare Reg ‘Is a Blow to a Freedom…for Which You Have Seen Your Buddies Fall in Battle’

(CNSNews.com) – Archbishop Timothy Broglio, who leads the Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services, wrote a letter to be read at all Sunday Masses for U.S. military personnel around the world that said that a regulation issued by the Obama Administration under the new federal health care law was “a blow” to a freedom that U.S. troops have not only fought to defend but for which some have recently died in battle.

“It is a blow to a freedom that you have fought to defend and for which you have seen your buddies fall in battle,” the archbishop wrote.

I agree with the Archbishop. I hope others will as well.

Is Planned Parenthood Unionized?

Confused?

Susan G Komeen Foundation cuts off funds to Planned Parenthood, then restores it. Under pressure.

Michigan Governor Dayton refers to the state’s legislature as “extreme” when they press to have a Right To Work Law put to Referendum, bypassing him, for the sake of the people. In other words, preventing union leaders from taking funds from employees by forcing them to pay dues whether members or not.

So, am I confused? No.

Exactly when did it become “mainstream” to take money without permission (and it isn’t a tax, by the way) as well as force an organization to restore voluntary donations because the recipient feels slighted???????

There is somethimng seriously wrong with this picture. At least the Michigan legislature is trying to do the right thing for the people. PP? Don’t ask me.