Coop Brings Us Together for A Night

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This month my coop celebrated Hannukah, and Christmas, the month before Italian Heritage night, and earlier in the year we also celebrated Jewish New Year, and Chinese New Year.  The beauty of it is we share in each other’s traditions. It doesn’t matter what our background is, we share, we enjoy each other’s traditions, company, friendship.  We can have neighborly disagreements, but on these evenings, doesn’t matter, we come together in support of each other’s culture, traditions, and we just have fun, the kids have fun.  I thought about it last night, how nations could learn a lot from my coop.  Our board is culturally diverse, and we have immigrants on the board, immigrants who love this nation, love the opportunities given to them.   The joy we get from these celebrations, from being with our neighbors, being able to share in that, in these different traditions is a beautiful thing.  Immigration, properly done, is a vital part of our society and enriches when properly implemented etc…  May we find joy in the season and if we have the chance to share in different cultural traditions with friends and neighbors, may we embrace that. 

Shalom and Amen.

Feast of Seeing, of Opening Your Eyes

Feast of St. Lucy

On December 13, the Feast of Saint Lucy is celebrated in some countries. This is a special Christmas holiday that is very important mainly in Scandinavia and Italy. It’s called St. Lucy day (also known as St. Lucia Day). The celebration is held in honor of Saint Lucy, a martyr who became a patron of the blind and those with eye disorders who died during the Diocletianic Persecution.  The reason I love this is the light. 

Light, candlelight and St. Lucy being the patron of those who doesn’t see, not with the eyes, but perhaps with a different sight is beautiful.  The physical sight sees only what is in front of us, but the discerning sight of the spirit sees so much more.  It sees, senses emotions not being expressed, catches subtle cues and signals, facial expressions etc.., it connects to the spirit, soul of another in dreams, in music, paintings and so much more.  This feast of St. Lucy can be a beautiful reminder of all this and that although the spiritual realm, God, Christ, Holy Spirit, angels, love are not things you can physically hold in your hand, they are real, they do exist, and we can discern their being present and around us.  

Namaste, Shalom, and Amen

Advent Ideas, Prepare for the Light

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If you are a person of faith, and have a family, friends that are your family, share your Christian faith, create activities to share it.  Why does Advent matter? Before the actual wedding, you have a lot of pr-wedding activities and preparations.  Reason being that you need to really let it sink in that this momentous event is going to be taking place.  Sometimes those around us make us nuts and add to the stress, but if you have a group of people around you that work to ease stress, then those things matter, as does counseling prior.  To help have it sink in that you are awaiting the birth of the Savior, Christ, Lord, King, a calendar of things you can do is a good idea.  I hope you find these ideas helpful and fun. 

Namaste, Shalom and Amen

Actions Have Consequence

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What’s the big deal, take a knee or take a bow, land of the free, home of the brave right? Not that simple.  Actions have consequence, especially actions that have lousy timing, that say to those who put their lives on the line each and every day in different ways, “screw you, because of a few bad apples, we are going to ruin the game for fans and publicly spit in your face”  Actions have consequence, and you can’t get all Antifa, BLM like on the field, We The Patriots and they the Fans, won’t tolerate it.  We will strike back, and do so where it hurts most, the pocketbook.  There are now signs in bars that used to show NFL games saying that due to the disrespect shows our country, our flag etc.. those locations will not longer be showing NFL games.  They know they will take a financial hit, but they are patriots above all and do not take kindly to this kind of crap. 

I have had winding journey in my spiritual life etc.., but even within that, I stood firm in Christ, in God and Country, you honor God, Flag, Anthem, Country, those who gave their life for it past and present.  If you don’t stand for at least some of these core things, you stand for nothing.  Why? enveloped in that are certain values, certain principles and an understanding that yes we should stand up to wrong, but there is a time, a place, a way.  For example marching wearing masks, hiding like cowards, carrying any kind of weapon, ready to destroy property, to attack law enforcement for doing their job and protecting everyone on the scene etc…, calling for the destruction of the nation you live in and benefit from, that says you have no character other than a rotten one, an immature one, nothing good can come out of you, or what you do.  Tearing a country apart as those on the Left are doing, rather than One Nation Under God Indivisible etc.. has consequences, and I hate to think if things keep going as they are what those consequences will end up being.

Why Am I on Board with RNHA?

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Today I met up with some fellow MAGA patriots from the Republican National Hispanic Assembly, which welcomes Hispanics and Non Hispanics  Why is this fight so important to me? My faith of course which says i must steward this great gift given by the Lord which is America, all the ideals it encompasses, including law and order, without tyranny, still law and order.  There are other reasons as well. 

One is that poem about they came for so and so, I said nothing, then they came for me and there was no one left to speak, that poem.  My family has lived under fascism, dictatorship, socialism all that crap, so when the Democratic Party, any party starts to lean Socialist Marxist Communist, it scars the heck out me, and I know we are in a fight for the very soul of not only the survival of the Republic, One Nation Under One Flag, One Language, One Law and Order Constitution, Borders to be Respected, but also for the soul of current and future generations.  Why the soul of current and future generations?  Think of what is being taught by the Left? Normalizing Pedophelia by such groups affiliating themselves with Left leaning political groups, renaming it as adult child attraction some such nonsense.  The distrubing part is wanting to bring all these liberal “norms” into the classroom of even the youngest most impressionable minds, then we wonder why we have the I am Jazz’s of the world, all this gender dysphoria etc..all over the place it seems.  Can we let children just be children, not brand them with adult ideas, just teach them math, science, all the wonders of learning academics and general life skills of empathy, also clear decision making.  That is what school should be al about.  You see, everything the Left is doing is to dismantle the great Republic that people shed blood and tears to create, any and all social norms, national sovereignty, free flow of ideas, viewpoints, self reliance, individuality.  For me, with what my own family experienced with dictatorships etc.., there is not way any Patriot of true Red, White and Blue can let this nation fall prey to anything like Communism, Socialism.  Even those of faith who understand we are stewards of this planet of the nations we inhabit were born into can not let their nations fall prey to that because only true the true grit and spirit of Capitalism, Constitutional Republicanism is what lifts people up, rather than keep them down. 

It is for these reasons I fight for the soul of my country, of the people who are part of it because it’s really one and the same for many generations to come. If you are a MAGA Patriot, a NYC MAGA Patriot, connect to us, you are not along, on FB NYC Patriots and God Bless. 

Happy 4th of July, Maybe

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The founders of this nation understood very well that the Documents that started us on the road to being this quite exceptional Republic and one nation under God were only as virtuous as those willing to fight to uphold them.  These men were very clear in their faith as evidenced by the following http://www.nationaldayofprayer.org/history_of_prayer_in_america http://www.shear.org/2017/03/14/the-bible-in-the-political-culture-of-the-american-founding/  On this day when we eat our hot dogs and hamburgers, watch the fireworks etc.., let’s not forget that those calling for the hunting down of Trump supporters etc…are not in any way America, are not in any way American, they are a foreign agent, a foreign entity that is contrary to our core foundations as a nation that looked to Scripture and God for counsel on the Republic, its’ formation and much more. Also, let us remember that the true vision of a free market CapitalistF Federalist Constitutional Republic can only be guarded, made sure to be lived dayin and day out in and out of politics by those who truly understand and embrace these foundations as our heritage.

Amen

Freedom in America

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Freedom in America
Isn’t really free;
We often pay a price
To keep our liberty.

Remember those we loved,
Who fought for us, and died;
And those we never knew
For whom others mourned and cried.

At home our “war” for freedom
Is sadly overdue;
We’ve let corruption stage
A sad and grievous coup.

No longer can we brush off
Dishonesty and greed,
Lust for wealth and power;
We can’t, we won’t concede.

Complacency is weakness
Patriots can’t afford;
We have to act on wrongs
That cannot be ignored.

We must give up some time,
Spent on other pleasures,
To restore America’s freedom,
To keep America’s treasures.

Money spent on trifles
Must now go to our cause:
Get rid of the offenders,
Constitutional outlaws.

Freedom in America
Isn’t really free
It’s up to American patriots;
It’s up to you and me.

By Joanna Fuchs

This poem sums it up quite well.  Tomorrow I will be hopefully sharing, have to look through all my files and find it my Faith and Freedom Poem.  May we never forget those who sacrificed and may we never take the knee, which is an abomination in front of the flag.

Festive Foods of Channukah

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Don’t get me wrong I love Christmas, and celebrating the Lord’s birth, keeping that as the focus, something the world has forgotten and somehow the focus is all about the decorations and presents, big parties, not the meaning of the season I have to point out!  However, were it not for Abraham and the Jewish people, their accepting the faith of the One True God, that worldview etc.. there be no Christianity, so I honor sharing also about Chanukah.  May we be appreciative of our Hebraic roots and stand with the Jewish people and Israel through thick and thin.