Thanksgiving Blessings – 2019

Dollie came to live with me this year. She is a three year old ragdoll full of fun and love.

Sometimes I write an annual letter around this time. Not this year. I am simply going to say thanks to YHWH for His many blessings and constant provision on every level – even when I do not understand. He is faithful.

Some scriptures about giving thanks to share and proclaim:

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.

—Psalm 9:1

The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me;
to one who orders his way rightly
I will show the salvation of God!”

—Psalm 50:23

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High;

—Psalm 92:1

Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous,
and give thanks to his holy name!

—Psalm 97:12

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!

—Psalm 100:4

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;
make known his deeds among the peoples!
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
tell of all his wondrous works!

—Psalm 105:1-2.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God..

—Philippians 4:6.

More scriptures and references here:

Thanksgiving Bible Verses: 15 Great Scripture Quotes.

My Thanksgiving posts from previous years here.

How many people decided your taxes would not go down in Washington County’s Secret Election July 9th?

Here’s the results:

Here’s a link to this graphic from the Oklahoma State Election Board:

https://results.okelections.us/OKER/?elecDate=20190709

I have several problems with this results:

  • few people even knew about this election
  • it was scheduled when many people are on vacation
  • why are these special elections not consolidated into once a year when there is plenty of reason to go vote
  • what about all the wasted ballots printed and thrown away
  • look at all the waste in hiring election workers over and over and over again
  • most importantly – where was the public debate on why this ‘stuff’ was needed instead of reducing spending?
  • did I mention low voter turnout? (at my precinct out of about 3500 people I was number 111 about 5:30PM)

Come on people – we can do better than this! Did you know there will be a school bond election next month? Bet you will hear lots about that one! Can you see how the media manipulates the outcome by their silence and by what they promote? People who care about taxing and spending better get involved and organize their precincts. Let’s get these local elections consolidated too!

Oh and one more thing, let’s learn the difference between “it won’t make your taxes go up” and reducing spending obligations!

Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Is Washington County Having a Secret Election – July 9th?

Well you are probably more informed than I am, but I just found out about it from an email from the Oklahoma Election Board (email received on July 4th):

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“Early Voting Begins! Early voting begins today for nine Oklahoma counties. Voters in Alfalfa, Canadian, Cleveland, Dewey, Kiowa, Oklahoma, Pottawatomie, Washington, and Woodward County will decide a number of propositions. Voters may vote by in-person absentee ballot Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at their County Election Board.The State Election Board reminds voters that not everyone will have an election.

If there is an election in your precinct, you will find a sample ballot using our Online Voter Tool at: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Online_Voter_Tool/.

For a complete list of elections, go to: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Election_Info/Upcoming_Elections/index.html.Oklahoma law requires voters to provide proof of identity when voting.

Learn more  at: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Proof_of_Identity/index.html.Questions? Please contact your County Election Board or State Election Board Public Information Officer, Misha Mohr at: mmohr@elections.ok.gov or by phone at (405) 522-6624.

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I recommend you subscribe to this publication so you won’t miss one of these secret tax/bond elections! I sure wish these types of elections had to be on a national election ballot so more people who actually pay the taxes could say no. Because the only way we get them to stop doing this is to say NO over and over again so there is incentive for government – local, state, and federal to live within their means. Oh well, that would be my 2 cents anyway.

So now you know there is an election – how do you find out what is on the ballot? I use this handy dandy online voter tool. Here’s the link (also given in the email above):

https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Online_Voter_Tool/

If you are registered to vote, simply provide your name and birthdate and you will see your registration information. Then you can click a link to view any upcoming election ballots.

Here is this one for Washington County – Special Election July 9th 2019:

I recommend a no vote if for no other reason than for lack of information on what all this entails and why we cannot do it on existing revenue if it is justified at all. When in doubt vote no. If you turn it down they will ask again in a slightly different format. So be prepared and stay alert!

SampleBallotPDF.aspx

(link to a pdf version of sample ballot)

Sandra Crosnoe via Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Forks over Knives Documentary on Plant Based Diets Reversing Disease

Forks over Knives DVD (click on pic to purchase/view via Amazon)

I watched this documentary, “Forks over Knives”, tonight and then discovered their website — what a find! First a little about the DVD from their own website:

“Forks Over Knives became a spark for national change. The film was a hit [2011]. The accompanying book became a New York Times No. 1 bestseller. And most importantly, Brian [Wendel] saw legions of people—including his own father and members of the film’s cast and crew—adopting a plant-based diet and regaining control of their health and their lives. It was obvious that Forks Over Knives was no longer just a side project, so Brian quit his day job in real estate and took on the movement full time.”

The “Forks over Knives” DVD parallels the discovery of two doctors, independently of one another (both by the way raised on dairy and cattle ranches), that plant based diets promote healthier outcomes. Their journeys were both clinical and via broad geographic demographic studies of disease trends over time. Embedded in the story were several real life cases where dramatic turnarounds were experienced in diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension with plant based diet lifestyle changes. Several cases went from heavily medicated to no medications, significant weight loss and accompanying life style turnarounds.

So if you become interested (and I am), the first step is to take the first step and learn to reduce meat and dairy products while eating more plant based diets. That can be a bit difficult in our culture today. That is when I discovered their website. One of the top tabs on the website is Recipes. If you are interested in making lifestyle changes, you are going to need some help to learn to buy, cook, and eat healthier foods. Junk foods just are not going to solve this problem. Just in case you hadn’t figured that out!

Professor Arnold Ehret on Mucusless Diet Healing System

I am also reading Professor Arnold Ehret’s Mucusless Diet Healing System. He emphasizes fasting and plant based eating. More on that when I finish the book, but if you are interested in the topic, don’t wait on me! A friend recently told me that “it was the most important book in my library”. It was my parent’s book so I guess I better take a look…

If you are in the Bartlesville area and want to meet monthly with a group of us pursuing these topics, please let me know so I can plug you into things.

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Forks over Knives

h/t Marilyn Earhart for the loan of the DVD

OK2A – Events in OKC and Lawton Areas coming soon…

OK2A Meeting in OKC March 19th

The Oklahoma Second Amendment Association will meet at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, March 19 in OKC at H&H Shooting Sports, 400 S. Vermont Ave, Ste. 110, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73108. (I-40 & Meridian)

Don Spencer, President of OK2A, will be hosting this meeting.
Don will be giving an update on the current status of bills in the Oklahoma State legislature. There’s a lot going on regarding gun bills at the Capitol, so make plans to attend.

YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS MEETING!

OK2A Meeting in Lawton March 18th

The Oklahoma Second Amendment Association will be meeting on Monday, March 18 at 6:00 pm at Billy Sims BBQ, 4404 NW Cache Rd., Lawton, OK. 

Join fellow 2A supporters along with OK2A Lawton coordinator, Larry Cotton, for an evening of information and discussion regarding your 2nd Amendment rights and liberties.

38 bills have been introduced into the Oklahoma legislature at the request of OK2A. Support these bills to help them become law, also.

Lawton meetings are on the 3rd Monday of each month at Billy Sims BBQ. Non-members are welcome to attend. Come early and grab a bite to eat and meet / visit with like-minded 2A supporters.

Constitutional Carry is LAW in the Great State of Oklahoma, effective November 1, 2019!

For more info via OK2A >>>

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – OK2A – Events in OKC and Lawton Areas

Happy Pi Day

Preparing for the Glory by John and Carol Arnott

Preparing for the Glory by John & Carol Arnott

This weekend I have been going to the meetings in Tulsa with John Arnott. He is an amazing teacher and full of the Holy Spirit. What is wonderful about his ministry is the depth of his experience (involved in the Toronto Blessing outpouring in 1994) but not to leave it there pressing on for More! He breathes Fire on the people as he prays for them and teaches us that we as believers can do the same for/with others. As the body prayed for me this weekend, I believe I gained more healing and grew about an inch in stature (more to go). I am more than ever convinced YHWH has full restoration for me and am asking that others join with me in prayer for myself and all who need healing, baptism, salvation, and deliverance among us. It is our Father’s great pleasure to do so for His children and for unbelievers as well as a sign to them of His love and power.

Getting Ready for the Next Wave of Holy Spirit Outpouring

There is one more meeting in Tulsa tonight. If you can get there – be there! If you cannot be there in person, read the book. It is available at the meetings and on Amazon linked to picture of book above.

Banners and little dancers at Believer’s Church Saturday night

More of my testimony here>>>

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Preparing for the Glory

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