New Series for New Moms — Dear Mama by Rachael Joy Tapp

If you are just starting a family or well on the way you don’t want to miss this series.  i’ve only known Rachael Joy Tapp for a few years, but it seems like we’ve been friends forever.  She has wisdom beyond her years.  She lives in the Panhandle with her husband, Joshua and their children.

Rachael and Joshua lost their first child during the pregnancy. They have a precious two year old daughter, Hadassah, and just recently gave birth to premature twins, Levi and Gideon.  So she has a bit of life experience but she wraps that in practical tips and guidance from above.   I know you will enjoy each segment so be sure to connect with her and her blog.   I will try to add links to this post as they are released.

Here is her own bio in her own words.

Here is the series announcement.

Article one: Dear Mama, Who Just Gave Birth

Article two: Dear Mama, Who Wonders why Kids are like This

Article three: Dear Mama, Who Is Going on a Trip

Article four: Dear Mama, Who Thinks I Don’t See

Article five: Dear Mama, There is No Room for Fear

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Dear Mama Series

Will Grigg Was a Mighty Voice for Justice and Liberty — We Will All Miss Him!

William Norman Grigg died this afternoon. He was a journalist, broadcaster, editor, musician, father, husband, and self-described Christian Individualist. He was also my hero.

Will’s main beat was stories about individual victims of the state: particularly Americans who have been unjustly imprisoned or wrongfully assaulted by government officers. His research for each article was exhaustive. From his home in Idaho, he traveled all around the northwest to get the story in person. He would get to know each subject personally, and seek face-to-face interviews with their powerful persecutors. His tireless work has saved several innocent lives from being slowly drained away in prison. He wrote so many pieces about Christopher Tapp, a man who has spent two decades in prison for a murder he did not commit, that the Libertarian Institute, where he was managing editor, will publish a whole book collecting them.

Continue reading via FEE – Will Grigg Was a Mighty Voice for Justice and Liberty

Article written by Dan Sanchez who is Managing Editor of FEE.org. His writings are collected at DanSanchez.me. (Article dated April 12, 2017)

[Editor’s note: Will Grigg stood in the gap for all of us for many years. He will be greatly missed. My personal condolences to his family./sc]

Will Grigg’s Liberty Minutes

Summary via R3publican

Networking Tips: Blog Excerpts for Free – links are helpful to all!

Starting a new section here for social networking tips:

If you blog – put a link back to your post in the excerpt block. Even though it looks redundant on your site, the way feeds work these days, that will assure people who pick up feeds downstream also share the link back to your post. It is like free advertising. Just do it!

#linksaregoodspeciallytothingsyoucareabout

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Networking Tips: Blog Excerpts for Free – links are helpful to all!

President Trump on Budget & Spending Cuts along with the Mulvaney Appointment – a real win for the Taxpayer!

Trump says a lot in a few words  “We must do a lot more with less”  Hiring freezes are already in place and he is working on a cabinet that knows how to manage wisely.  All this bodes well for the overworked American taxpayer.

Congratulations to Mick Mulvaney — here’s the backstory and some insight into how good he is as an appointment —

“Part of the job is saying ‘no,'” Mulvaney told The Post and Courier on Friday, less than 24 hours after being sworn in as the new Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Read more here:  http://www.postandcourier.com/news/mick-mulvaney-says-he-s-about-to-become-the-most/article_4c41fbb0-f560-11e6-a987-7b7ca7088149.html  It is worth noting that had Rand Paul become President, Mulvaney would have been his selection for this job as well.

trump-on-budget-and-spending-cutsh/t Joshua Lock for the links

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – President Trump on Budget & Spending Cuts along with the Mulvaney Appointment – a real win for the Taxpayer!

We Are Seriously Not Having the Right Conversation! It is the Spending Stupid…

money burning origColor me livid.  We have lost before we even get started if we don’t correct this matter.  

Let me see if I can show you  how this game actually works.

Case 1:  I say lets cut taxes 20%  and you come back with how about 10% and we settle on 15%.  You think you won because we cut taxes a little.  Spending wasn’t reduced one iota in this scenario!  The revenue will have to be raised somehow by this generation or the next.

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Case 2:  What if the opening gambit had been let’s cut spending 20% and you come back with how about 10% and we settle on 15%.  In this scenario we both won and spending was actually reduced a little right here and now.

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Do you see the difference?  Please think about it.  Shift the conversation.  Talking about taxes is a trap and you loose no matter what the compromise position is.  Here’s a sample letter if it helps you get started:

Dear Representative,

I don’t want to hear another word about taxes.

Not one single solitary word.

Don’t even think about raising them – not on me and not on my neighbors either!

Don’t come to any of us asking for more money.  We are united on this matter.

You already have plenty.

You simply have not learned to prioritize correctly.

It is really pretty easy.

Do not spend more money than you have.  Do not ask me for more.

Let’s see how much government we can cut before anyone (not on the payroll actually misses any of it).

Thank you for getting our spending priorities in order and balancing our budget.  It is after all what we elected you to do.

Sincerely,

A Taxpayer

 

For Reference:

By the numbers: Winners and losers of Oklahoma’s proposed budget

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – We Are Seriously Not Having the Right Conversation! It is the Spending Stupid

The Death of Roe – A Story of Redemption and Love Divine

The Death of Roe
“O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory” (1 Corinthians 15:55)flip-baptising-norma-roe

WACO, Texas, Feb. 18, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — 

Right after Norma McCorvey’s conversion to Christ, she wrote, “I’m Norma McCorvey, the former Jane Roe of the Roe v. Wade decision that brought legal child killing to America. I was persuaded by feminist attorneys to lie; to say that I was raped, and needed an abortion. It was all a lie. Since then, over 50 million babies have been murdered. I will take this burden to my grave. Please, don’t follow in my mistakes.

“Operation Rescue/Operation Save America is pleased to report that she did not go to the grave with that burden. She went to the grave with the salvation of her Lord. He took the burden, her debt of sin upon Himself and through His crucifixion and resurrection, redeemed Miss Norma’s guilt-ridden soul. The old Norma died (Pre Roe) and a new Norma emerged (Post Roe).When she struggled with the overwhelming guilt of her involvement with abortion, Rev. Flip Benham, who baptized her, gave her this reassuring Scripture, “I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.” (Psalms 34:4, 5)Rev. Flip Benham, former National Director of OR/OSA, states, “The three people most instrumental in ushering us into the era of Roe v. Wade, Dr. Barnard Nathanson (founder of NARAL), Sandra Cano (Jane Doe of Doe v. Bolton), and Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade), are now all in the great cloud of witnesses cheering us on as we continue to fight for the lives of our Lord’s precious preborn babies.

All three lied or were lied to, to give us this damnable law. All three were sinners saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. All three, in their Christian years, did their very best to undo the lies that gave us Roe v. Wade. All three are today more alive than they have ever been. All three have run their lap of the race. It is our turn now! Good night for now Miss Norma – we will see you in the morning!

“Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas, current National Director of OR/OSA states, “Looking back on how the Lord has used this ministry, we rejoice in the thousands of lives that have been spared, the souls that have been saved, like Miss Norma, and the many death camps that have been shut down. We pray the death of Roe (Miss Norma) prophetically signals the death of Roe vs. Wade. May the destroyer of men made in the image of God be destroyed in Jesus’ mighty name!”

For those interested in Miss Norma’s reflections, here is her poem called Empty Playgrounds.

For her full story, check out her book Won by Love.

[Editor’s note:  This is a very personal story for me as I have watched the pro-life community sacrificially lay down their lives for so many in the face of so much for so many years.  Many people come to mind who have given time and treasure to save the babies and the moms and yes even the abortionists.  Thanks to all but specially the McClellands, the Blinns, the Halls, the Heads, and the Offutts./sc]

 

Bloody Mary adds extreme taxation to her list of crimes in office; Will the people end this reign of terror?

money-bubbleATTENTION OKLAHOMANS, PLEASE SHARE!
THIS IS EVERYTHING GOV FALLIN WANTS TO ADD A TAX TO STARTING JULY 1,2017:

Oil Field Services
Masonry Contractors
Glass and Glazing Contractors
Roofing and Siding Contractors
Electrical and Wiring Installation Contractors
Plumbing, Heating, and AC Contractors
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
Flooring Contractors
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors
Finish Carpentry Contractors
All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Repair, Maintenance, Delivery and Installation of Taxable Goods
Water/Sewer/Refuse
Information Services
Data Processing Services, Mainframe Computer Access and Other Online Processing Services
Software – Custom Programs and Downloads
Digital Goods
Automotive Washing and Waxing
Automotive Roadside Assistance and Towing
Auto Repair incl. Rustproofing and Undercoating
Cable TV Services
Trailer Parks – Overnight
Long Term Automobile Lease
Pet Grooming
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
Extermination (incl. Termite Services)
(Short Term) Aircraft Rental to Individual Pilots
Swimming Pool Cleaning and Maintenance
Diaper Service
Fur Storage
Landscaping Services
Marina Service
Telephone Answering Service
Engineering Services
Architectural Services
Accounting, Auditing, Bookkeeping
Management Services
Management Consulting Services
Business Consulting
Business Services
Legal Services
Land Surveying
Security Services
Window Cleaning
Utilities for residential use
Garment, laundry, and dry cleaning service
Funeral Service
Gift and package wrapping service
Armored car service
Window cleaning, maint. & janirotial services
Tire recapping and repairing
Taxidermy
Welding labor
Custom fabrication labor
Sign construction and installation
Veterinary services
Lawn & garden services
Animal Specialty Services
Local Trucking Without Storage
Trucking, Except Local
Local Trucking with Storage
Courier Services, Except by Air
Refrigerated Warehouseing & Storage
General Warehousing & Storage
Special Warehouseing & Storage
Travel Agencies
Tour Operators
Passenger Transportation Arragement, NEC
Freight Transportation Arragement
Packing & Crating
Inspection & Fixed Facilities
Sanitary Services, NEC
Irrigation Systems
Federal Reserve Banks
National Commercial Banks
State Commercial Banks
Federal Savings Institutions
Federal Credit Unions
Foreign Bank & Branches & Agencies
Nondeposit Trust Facilities
Functions Related to Deposit Banking
Other Group 60 Depository Instituions
Federal & Fed-Sponsored Credit
Personal Credit Institutions
Short-Term Business Credit
Misc. Business Credit Institutions
Mortgage Bankers & Correspondents
Loan Brokers
Security Brokers & Dealers
Commodity Contracts Brokers & Dealers
Investment Advice
Life Insurance
Accident & Health Insurance
Fire, Marine, & Casualty Insurance
Surety Insurance
Title Insurance
Pension, Health, & Welfare Funds
Insurance Carriers, NEC
Insurance Agents, Brokers, & Services
Nonresidential Buliding Operators
Apartment Building Operators
Dwelling Operators, Except Apartments
Mobile Home Site Opertors
Real Property Lessors, NeC
Real Estate Agents & Managers
Title Abstract Offices
Subdividers & Developers, NEC
Cemetery Subdividers & Developers
Bank Holding Companies
Holding Companies, NEC
Educational, Religious, etc. Trust
Trusts, NEC
Oil Royalty Traders
Patent Owners & Lessors
Investors, NEC
Other Major Group 67 Holding & Other Investment
Barber Shops
Tax Return Prparation Services
Misc. Personal Service, NEC
Other Major Group 72 Personal Services
Radio, TV, Publisher Representatives
Adjustment & collection Services
Credit Reporting Services
Commercial Art & Graphic design
Secretarial & Court Reporting
Employment Agencies
Help Supply Services
News Syndicates
Motion Picutre & Video Production
Services Allied to Motion Pictures
Motion Picture & Tap Distribution
Dance Studios
Theatrical Producers & Service
Entertainers & Entertainment Groups
Offices & Clinics of Medical Doctors
Offices & Clinics of Dentist
Offices & clinics of Osteopathic Physicians
Offices & Clinics of chiropractors
Offices & Clinics of Optometrists
Offices & Clinics of Podiatrists
Offices of Health Practitioners, NEC
Skilled Nursing Care Facilities
Intermediate Care Facilities
Nursing & Personal Care, NEC
General Medical & Surgical Hospitals
Specialty Hospitals, Except Psychiatric
Medical Laboratories
Dental Laboratories
Home Health Care Services
Kidney Dialysis Centers
Specialty Outpatient Facilities, NEC
Health & Allied Services, NEC
Individual & Family Services
Job Training & Related Services
Child Day Care Services
Residential Care
Social Services, NEC
Commercial Physical Research
Commercial Nonphysical Research
Noncommercial Research Organizations
Testing Laboratories
Facilities Support Services
Tattoo services

Source: Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services

Proposed service taxes via Scribd – NewsOK
Shown is a list of services Gov. Mary Fallin is proposing to tax and the amount of money each would generate for the state, cities and counties.

Shared via Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Bloody Mary adds extreme taxation to her list of crimes in office; Will the people end this reign of terror?

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