Happy New Year – My Toast for 2019

Special thanks to my good friend Shelli Dawdy for the best Happy New Year graphic of all times!

MY TOAST for 2019

The Lord is good; His mercy endureth to all generations.

May you walk in His ways; May you bring a smile to His face;

May you experience His love for you and extend His love to all you know!

Let’s do a new thing together and bring blessings to our land in the here and now.

Finding Gems & Sharing Them: Happy New Year — My Toast for 2019

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Blessings Galore from my House to yours! Thanksgiving 2018

 

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable Gift.

(II Corinthians 9:15)

Sandie

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Blessings Galore from my house to yours – Thanksgiving 2018

Thanksgiving Blessings to All!

O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.

Isaiah 25:1 KJV

h/t Rachael J. Tapp (featured image) and Nancy Humphreys (graphic of verse) for graphics shared on Facebook

Happy Thanksgiving via R3publican

Freedom Isn’t Free

Freedom Isn't Free

Freedom Isn’t Free – memorial day tribute to all those who have given much to preserve and defend our unalienable Yahweh breathed natural rights throughout our short history. May it always be so!  Blessings/sc

Special thanks to Randy Barnett and Joy Molina Collins for the great graphic!

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Freedom Isn’t Free

Some Thoughts on Mother’s Day…

Excerpted from WND Article here:

‘THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE’ RULES THE WORLD’

Bill Federer recounts history of Mother’s Day

Anna-JarvisMothers’ Day was held in Boston in 1872 at the suggestion of Julia Ward Howe, writer of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

But it was Anna Jarvis, daughter of a Methodist minister in Grafton, West Virginia, who made it a national event.

During the Civil War, Anna Jarvis’ mother organized Mothers’ Day work clubs to care for wounded soldiers, both Union and Confederate.

 She raised money for medicine, inspected bottled milk, improved sanitation and hired women to care for families where mothers suffered from tuberculosis.

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woman by cradle

American poet William Ross Wallace wrote: “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.”

More thoughts from Bill Federer

 In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. via Wikipedia
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Proclamation 5801 — Mother’s Day, 1988

 April 26, 1988

 

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Maternal love is the first tangible bond any human being knows. It is a tie at once physical, emotional, psychological, and mystical. With all of the words that have been written about motherhood, all of the poems of tribute and gratitude that have been penned through the ages, all of the portraits of a mother and child that have been painted down the centuries, none has come close to expressing in full the thankfulness and joy owing to mothers.

The mark of motherhood, as the story of Solomon and the disputed infant in the first Book of Kings shows, is a devotion to the well-being of the child so total that it overlooks itself and its own preferences and needs. It is a love that risks all, bears all, braves all. As it heals and strengthens and inspires in its objects an understanding of self-sacrifice and devotion, it is the parent of many another love as well.

The arms of a mother are the newborn’s first cradle and the injured child’s first refuge. The hands of a mother are the hands of care for the child who is near and of prayer for the one who is far away. The eyes of a mother are the eyes of fond surprise at baby’s first step, the eyes of unspoken worry at the young adult’s first voyage from home, the eyes of gladness at every call or visit that says she is honored and remembered. The heart of a mother is a heart that is always full.

Generation after generation has measured love by the work and wonder of motherhood. For these gifts, ever ancient and ever new, we cannot pause too often to give thanks to mothers. As inadequate as our homage may be and as short as a single day is to express it — “What possible comparison was there,” a great saint wrote of his mother, “between the honor I showed her and the service she had rendered me?” — Mother’s Day affords us an opportunity to meet one of life’s happiest duties.

In recognition of the contributions of mothers to their families and to our Nation, the Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 8, 1914 (38 Stat. 770), has designated the second Sunday in May each year as Mother’s Day and requested the President to call for its appropriate observance.

Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby request that Sunday, May 8, 1988, be observed as Mother’s Day. I urge all Americans to express their love and respect for their mothers and to reflect on the importance of motherhood to the well-being of our country. I direct government officials to display the flag of the United States on all Federal government buildings, and I urge all citizens to display the flag at their homes and other suitable places on that day.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-sixth day of April, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twelfth.

Ronald Reagan

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 2:34 p.m.April 27, 1988]

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Thanksgiving Blessings from My House to Yours 2014

 
Thanksgiving Card 2013 cover
Thanksgiving this year is officially November 27th but it is a concept we should celebrate daily! 
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 I thank you for your part in making my life rich and full.  Thank you for your prayers and your presence online and in person making a difference wherever and whenever possible.  I look forward to seeing you in person as the Lord leads our paths to cross again.  Let us keep blessing as many as we can as we learn to walk in His ways as we go.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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Some scriptures about Thanksgiving 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
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Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
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—Philippians 4:6
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More scriptures and references here:
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Blessings to you and yours,
Sandie
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Hastings Standards Not Family Friendly Anymore – Bartians Beware!

Hastings XXX entertainment

Our local Hastings has dropped the ball. It is no longer a safe place to take your kids to look at books. Apparently they’ve decided to display nude posters in with all the others and witchcraft is on the end caps to give it prominence.

If you are a concerned citizen who cares about what is accessible to our youth please call and respectfully let them know this is NOT ok. Store number is 918.335.0831.

Special thanks to Joy Molina Collins for the heads up and photo.  If you get a response you would like to share with others, please do so in the comments here or in our Washington County Republican Grassroots Group on facebook here >>>

 

Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.  

Proverbs 14:34

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Please share as you deem appropriate to hold up the standard of righteousness in our community.

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