Thanksgiving Blessings from My House to Yours — Thanks be to the Lord for His Provision!

 
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Dear Friends & Family,
 
The last annual letter that I did was in 2005 so I think today would be a good day to write one and update everyone on recent years also.  I do hope this letter finds you doing well and serving the Lord and walking in your calling.  I would love to hear from you whenever that is possible~
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In 2013 some very sad news with the loss of Peaches, my female green eyed calico rescue cat.  I miss her terribly as she was my main talker and surveillance/security monitor.  She loved running water to drink.  A real delight!  Ivory, my female Siamesish blue eyed cat, is hanging in there with me and is a lot of entertainment too.
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Paula, my sister, and Tim, her husband, came to visit recently and I loved every minute of having them here including some redecorating ideas and some very clever suggestions to make my life a little easier!
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I have been publishing some books for lifetime friend and mentor, Jesse Jones and also sharing some of my own documents online via Scribd.  You can find them here: http://scribd.com/scrosnoe
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The latest book released there is about how my folks and Jesse met Jesus and the special bible teacher sent their way many years ago.  Some of you will remember Brother Earle Frid.  The story is here:  A Man of God by Jesse C. Jones
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In April of 2012, Paula gave me an awesome 60th birthday party at Sterlings in Bartlesville.  For that event I prepared an online presentation of life events for those able to be there in person.  It is available here:  Celebration Birthday for Sandra Crosnoe — April 2012
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Another highlight of the year (and a lowlight all in one) was being an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention in Tampa Florida.  It was the partial fulfillment of a lifetime dream to get to attend with delegate status, but the shattering of the dream of a party operating in any sense according to the rules.  My observation is that the grassroots are not really wanted until time to go vote for the media manufactured darling.  The Ron Paul party & events for his delegates were a lot of fun and some great networking opportunities as well.  The pool/beach time on the way with Ryan and Julia made it all worthwhile.  We stayed beachfront at the Margueritaville Hotel and had a marvelous time and some great food too.
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In 2011 the most wonderful memorable event of the year was a trip to Las Vegas with my sister Paula and my good friend Donna.  Paula arranged a birthday trip for us where we stayed at the Bellagio with the dancing fountains, went to not one not two, but THREE shows, had fabulous meals and a spa day and a helicopter ride over Hoover Dam!  Great pics from the trip here (probably more than you want to see but suffice it to say we had a great time.  I have a video of the helicopter ride somewhere if you ever want to see it!):  sandiec99’s photosets on Flickr
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Saddest event of the year was the loss of my good friend David Hall.  Shelli Dawdy wrote an article for me while I made the trip to Texas with Donna Gustafson, to be with family and friends there. Here is her tribute online to David Hall our belladier http://grassrootsne.com/on-loss-of-belladier-david-hall-bells-must-be-ringing-in-heaven/  I also lost Ebony my golden eyed black male cat this year.  He was a love bug for sure.  It was a sad sudden event and I miss him dearly!
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In 2010  I helped a bit with Nathan Dahm’s race for Congress and although he did not win, he laid the groundwork then for his election to the Oklahoma Senate subsequently where he is now serving.  I believe that he busted up the turf for Jim Bridenstine’s subsequent election to Congress in District 1.  A real win/win and progress!  Senator Dahm and Congressman Bridenstine are both bright spots on our Oklahoma political landscape in my opinion.  I created a book for my family of recipe treasures and ultimately shared it online here:  Recipe Treasures – Crosnoe to Caswell
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2009 – Somewhere in this time I started blogging and social networking and did some radio broadcasts with Shelli called the Constitutional Liberty Coalition Gets Grizzly.   We also worked with a team of people on the original Tea Party efforts.  It is worth more than a paragraph, but suffice it to say it was grassroots and co-opted almost all in the same breath.  My blogging began as https://scrosnoe.wordpress.com Finding Gems & Sharing Them (but it began on blogger if you ever want to explore the old archives (for a good laugh I am sure).  Out of these early efforts some networks grew and prospered (online websites and on facebook and twitter):
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R3publicans — Republicans Restoring the Republic http://r3publican.wordpress.com
OKGrassroots – Oklahoma Grassroots Network (syndicated) http://okgrassroots.com
CLibertyC – Constitutional Liberty Coalition (syndicated multi-state) http://clibertyc.com
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In November, my nephew, Byron married his sweetheart Tracy.  They had a marvelous wedding and I was glad to be able to attend and be a part of the festivities.  They are now all settled in their own home in DC.
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In 2008 I made the trip to Minneapolis with Deborah and some of my Okie buddies for the RNC and the parallel Ron Paul Convention which was way ‘funner’ than the other one and well attended too!  That was the first time I ever heard the ‘END the FED’ cheer by thousands of people.  It was inspiring to say the least!  Special thanks to Matt for getting me a guest pass for the other convention.  It was the first time to hear Sarah Palin in person and observe the police state at conventions too (again experienced in 2012 – ask me about it sometime for details!).
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In 2007 I began working with a few others to create the Ron Paul network and convince him to run for President.  He did and although he lost, I believe we made a difference and opened many eyes in the process.  We tried!  This work was the foundation for many things that transpired later in teaparty efforts and communications networks and campaigns on issues and on leadership too.  Shared a wonderful New Year’s Eve Cruise with my good friend Jim Boulet and awfully glad for the good memories as he went to be with the Lord just a few years after that.
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In 2006 for part of the year, Hannah Dudkiewicz, a foreign exchange student from Germany, lived with me.  We traveled a great deal and I had a wonderful time showing her a little bit of our way of life.  Last I heard she was in college in Berlin.  She certainly was artistically gifted and she remains in my prayers.
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That should bring you up to date with the highlights, but YOU are in the details or you would not be reading this.  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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LONANG: Law of Nature and Nature’s God

LONANG is an acronym for the Laws of Nature and (of) Nature’s God, a phrase first used in the U.S. Declaration of Independence, 1776. The phrase is also a plural contraction; a somewhat shorthand way of saying “the law of nature and the law of nature’s God.”

But the concepts embodied in the phrase didn’t originate with Jefferson. The law of nature was a common term used by historic legal writers such as Grotius, Burlamaqui, Blackstone and others. The law of nature’s God, a lesser used term, was more commonly called the divine law, or the revealed law, meaning the laws of God revealed in verbal form. So what are these laws, and what can be known about them? This is our task . . .

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Greg Mathers book of founding documents

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End Wiretaps Without Warrants — 4th Amendment Event in OKC

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  • 1st Floor Rotunda at State Capital. NON Violent, NON Partisan Gathering of concerned OK Citizens standing up for our 4th Amendment rights.  Speakers: Amanda Teegarden, Executive Director OK-SAFE, MC and Ryan Kiesel, Director OK ACLU, and Amy Stepanovich, EPIC Drone Policy and Privacy Expert.  The time is quickly running out for us to stand up for our constitutional rights. If we don’t speak up we will never be heard.
Flyer for event – updated!
4th Amendment Rally Flyer 2012 revised

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Special thanks to Trina for the flyer!

Happy Birthday Ron Paul — with lots of love and appreciation from Grassroots America and Teaparty too!

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Ron Paul is celebrating his 76th Birthday today Saturday, August 20, 2011.

Moneybomb Opportunity!

We are celebrating his great 2nd place finish in the Iowa Straw Poll recently.  This was such an important step on the way to the white house.  In addition, his new ad is out and being aired in early caucus states now.  Funds are needed to keep it on air and increase the target market.  See our R3 post on the new Ron Paul ad here.  To participate in the moneybomb, you can submit your pledge on Facebook and sign up for one of the many coalition pages there also.

Make your donations pledge online at RonPaul2012.com.  

Get involved in the grassroots efforts in your state to work to restore the republic and retake the white house in 2012.

Visit RonPaul2012.com for more information and make your secure donations here online anytime.

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failed policies failed leadership

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games of he said/she said rhetoric and division

one man has stood apart

stood strong and true

voting against every tax increase every unbalanced budget every time

standing up to the washington machine

guided by principle

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the one who will stop the spending

save the dollar

create jobs

bring peace

the one who will restore liberty

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the one who can beat obama and restore america now

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The Green Map (or the People are for Ron Paul)

The media is being unmasked for all the world to see by the little green map! Here’s an update and you can see the landslide only growing. At some point you have to begin to question everything you hear on the main stream media when confronted with this kind of information.

Here is our original post several days ago.

Here is the updated green map via Topix.

NATIONAL VOTE (as of 08/18/11)

Paul 27047
Gingrich 5897
Cain 3202
Bachmann 2484
Romney 2393
Santorum 1042
Huntsman 432
Pawlenty 337

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Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for R3publicans

Crossposted Oklahoma Grassroots and

Constitutional Liberty Coalition

Recommending — The Path to Holiness by Jesse Jones

When I was growing up in Pasadena Texas, my parents met the Lord in a life changing way and were friends with the author of this book. They established a bible study for the children of the adults getting to know the Lord and studying the Word together.  We met in the ‘upper room’ at Jesse’s house and we studied so we could grow in the knowledge of Jesus and His Word.  I have a lot of love and a depth of gratitude to this author for helping guide me to the Lord at an early age.

I am so glad he has written this book. It is like none other that you have read — probably because Jesse is an engineer rather than a story teller. It is not a long book, but it is dense with scripture; some printed out for you and more references to take you as deep as you want to go with each chapter. I have suggested to Jesse that it would be perfect to provide online for small groups to use as guidance for bible studies. It is both foundational and for the believer who wants to go deeper. Isn’t the Word like that though?

I marvel that eternity may not be long enough to get to know our Creator!  It is like an expanding understanding whether you go outward or inward. Time and dimensions seem to expand and contract as needed as we move in Him. I marvel at both the complexity and the simplicity of the Gospel.

One other thing that is very special about this book is the way Jesse had it published and what he does with the proceeds.  He self published and any profits go to help a food bank in his community.  So read the book and bless your life and a local community as well.  What a roll model for us all!  Thank you Jesse for oh so many things.  May the Lord bless this effort in ways beyond your comprehension~

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Here is a little more from the author and part of the back cover to the book:

“I chose this book title to reflect my understanding of what the Bible tells us about God’s plan and purpose in sending His only Son to earth in the form of a man,” Jones said. “We know that Jesus came to restore God’s chosen ones to favor through spiritual regeneration. The path He chose is marked with milestones described herein.”

Jones went on to say, “Several years ago I became aware of the fact that I did not really understand what Jesus did for me when He went to the cross and shed His blood. Questions arose in my mind about how His forgiveness could be made real to me personally. What would change within me when I actually received forgiveness, and what did Jesus expect of me thereafter? How could I become born again and, what do terms like the washing of regeneration and sanctification mean? I began looking for answers in the Bible.”

About the Author:  Jesse C. Jones retired from his position as Manager of the NASA White Sands Test Facility in December 1981, after spending 29 years as an Aerospace Engineer. After retirement He accepted a position as Instructor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas Tech University (TTU), Lubbock, Texas, where he taught senior mechanical design courses and performed research. While at TTU Mr. Jones co-authored two textbooks, one of which was widely used as a senior mechanical design course textbook. Since his retirement from TTU Mr. Jones spends his time teaching Bible classes and studying and writing articles and books on biblical subjects.

For additional Christian books and resources Jesse and I recommend the following ministries to you:

Derek Prince Ministries

Living Stream Ministry (Watchman Nee and Witness Lee)

Chuck Baldwin Live

Chuck Missler (Koinonia House Ministries)

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Review posted by Sandra Crosnoe

Crossposted:  Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Constitutional Liberty Coalition

Grassroots in Nebraska (Reading Room) — pending addition of Christian book category at present (coming soon!)

Social Networking Presentation: Live on Nov 5th via RepublicMedia.TV

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Please join us for a rather unique experiment; we will be doing a live presentation with a power point audio-visual in a multi-media format. We hope to also have live call-in question and answer at the end. Special thanks to RepublicMedia.TV and Sam Ettaro and E. Wayne Johnson for putting it all together!

Constitutional Liberty Coalition

Thursday – November 5, 2009

7pm to 9pm Eastern (6 – 8pm CST)

RepublicMedia.tv

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Sandra Crosnoe will share her unique and insightful presentation on Social Networking: “Wise as Serpents and Gentle as Doves”. Sandra, a conservative committed to returning the Republican Party to Constitutional footing, has over thirty years of activist experience, including her service as one of the Oklahoma grassroots coordinators for the Ron Paul Presidential Campaign in 2008.

Her presentation will feature livestream video followed by calls from viewers and discussion. She hopes to be joined by Shelli Dawdy of Facts are Stubborn Things to talk about some upcoming plans also.

More info: R3publican (political blog) and Finding Gems & Sharing Them (personal blog)

Watch Livestream Video or Listen via Revolution Broadcasting

Thursday night at 7 – 9 PM EST (6-8PM CDT)

To participate live for Questions & Discussion

email: ewjohnson@republicmedia.tv for access

Power Point presentation online for Social Networking

CLC gets Grizzly with Chris Rye tonight For Liberty!

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Join special guests Chris Rye and Corey Kealiher, along with Shelli Dawdy and Sandra Crosnoe on Constitutional Liberty Coalition tonight at 7PM CDT where our topic will be For Liberty and the scheduled release of the movie documentary about the Ron Paul Revolution.

For Liberty: How the Ron Paul Revolution Watered the Withered Tree of Liberty follows this historic campaign from the perspective of grassroots activists, and showcases the unique, often bizarre, yet groundbreaking projects they undertook as they brushed aside traditional campaign methodology.

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in addition

This film will be previewed and available at the

Midwest Liberty Fest in Du Quoin, Illinois

October 9–11, 2009

tickets on sale now!

more information and trailers below; join us on air tonight with questions for Chris and Corey!

For Liberty

As the 2007-08 presidential campaign cycle offered up the usual slate of Washington insiders, Ron Paul, an obscure Congressman from Texas brought an alternative voice that challenged the political establishment.

Advocating a philosophy of sound money, a non-interventionist foreign policy, strict Constitutionalism, and individual liberty, Dr. Paul inspired a unique grassroots movement unmatched in American history – the repercussions of which continue to reverberate today and into the future of the American psyche.

For Liberty, How the Ron Paul Revolution Watered the Withered Tree of Liberty follows this historic campaign from the perspective of grassroots activists, and showcases the unique, often bizarre, yet groundbreaking projects they undertook as they brushed aside traditional campaign methodology.

For more information: For Liberty Movie

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