"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.
I had this photo in a post titled: What is going on here?
This post is about the reality of men and women in service. No matter how hard we press the agenda of how exactly the same men and women are, other nations will sort~oh and cover.
~most likely will never finish.
I had this photo in a post titled: It's Woodstove Season.
3. I have a post in the works titled: My Fellow Americans-which is about the political season we are in.
4. I have a post in the works titled: Understanding the Times-this is a post about the birth of our Saviour.
5. I have a post in the works titled: Is There Something More?
Most of us will never invent something.
Most of us will never become a renowned author.
Most of us will not become Hollywood famous.
Most of us will not become super wealthy.
Most of us are not super model beautiful.
Most of us are not the perfect body size.
Most of us will hit our 40s-50s and aside from the little pond we live in, will not even be recognized, and this causes
~still in the works.
6. I have a post titled: I am a Woman I do not hate men.
I do not believe I am competing
with men or women for that matter. I am only trying to be the best I
can be and allow that to be acceptable for me.
I resent special privileges that are granted to me as a person of this gender.
You know...the choice.
~pretty much always on my mind whenever people begin to talk about the rights of a woman. Choice etc~most likely will add on soon.
7. And I will close with the post titled: I went to a small high school in Ohio
and the school mascot was an IndianAmerican Indian Native American.
have wanted to pipe in on the insanity of offensive things that bother
folks in our nation. I grew up in an area that many tribes resided and
pretty much most of our rivals had mascots like my school. Now I don't
really care what Harry Reid says about how offensive one thing is or
another. But I do care about this radical cry of racism and hate
mongering where nothing exists.
The area I grew up in
is filled with a rich history that I learned. I studied about the
indigenous people and was fascinated. I found arrowheads on our
property and knew all about the incredible things each group brought
The mascot was not given the name in a
derogatory name but in one of honor. To dismiss the very people that
did so much for the area is sad, and to suggest that the mascot being
named a Native American name is racist is BALONEY.
I am offended. But I will come back to this.
events have revealed that things will be changed nationally and a
quickie erasing of the past will be attempted, much like those nuts that
tried to rewrite Bruce Jenner's Olympic wins being achieved by a woman.
Sad, yet this is the rewriting that spins with those that have no solid foundation.
of mascots will change for the politically correct crowd. Names of
battles and military campaigns that have already happened will be
changed and NO ONE will be able to decipher what happened, when it
happened, or who anything happened to. Many military machines are named
after Native Americans. Many military campaigns are also named after
Native American tribes etc. Our nation has this as a legacy, and most of
us recognize that America is the nation she is because of ALL the
people that have been here. We are not perfect. We have improvement
that can be made. BUT we are a nation where naming a mascot after a
group or animal is a great thing. We are a sporting nation and this is a
high honor. The same goes for a military campaign.
Yet, history is being rewritten.
went to a high school with a powerful symbol as its mascot. My school
was in the heart of many powerful schools. I never looked as this
symbol as negative but instead something that shared our school wished
to be represented by a noble symbol.
Yet, history is being rewritten.
date my school is not changing its mascot BUT I know with the liberal
push in this nation things that are offensive to the Left will be
changed. After coming across the webpage I link below, I realize that
it is just a matter of time before my high school mascot will be
changed. I am thinking a good mascot name change could perhaps be the
We are the World-All Gendered Inclusive-Colorless-Anti-White Privileged
High School: Also known as the we are all equal no one is better,
smarter, richer, or worldly WatWAGICAWP High!
Of course this is
all fictional because the resulting capitalistic boom made from logo
companies cannot happen in this scenario that is the New America.
love baseball. I always have and most likely always will and I promise
that the revisionist will be looking to the Cleveland Indians, the
Cincinnati Reds, and the Atlanta Braves soon. The masses will be
stirred up and the teams will be protested...all the while those that
have their hands on the nations pursestrings will be busy as we the
people have once again been duped into looking away while they radically
change our country.
One more post script~if you click
on the link below for school in Ohio using Native American mascots it is
important to note that some of the communities that the high schools
are located are also named after specific tribes. Do we change the
names of communities/counties/ and such also? In fact the name Ohio is from the Seneca Indians that resided there.(3) Insanity for sure!
Bible where we change His name, He tells us we will.
Now I have studied the concept of the whys and I believe
that maybe good men put a hedge around His name to protect
the people from sinning. Then when the King James crew
translated they continued the process not understanding
the reasons why.
Even now, you will find many that write God do so
like G-d to be respectful, but that is not his name
and means nothing.
What does this mean to me? Well the verse, I come in my
Father's name means a good deal thinking about as His name has the root
from YHVH. Crazy neat to understand it that way.
For the record, Satan's name is translated as it is. No shield to protect
it is as it is.
Here is the name decoder. You can research this yourself and
I have found that several different Bible versions
do share this in the intro of the Bible.
One of my notebooks on the back is covered with Paul and how he lived.
In Philippians 3:17 he tells we should walk as he did as he is an example to
us...I was humbled when I finished these verses.
The reason I have shared this post on how I study the Bible is to let people know that if I can do this, anyone can. The notebooks were all $0.17 at the local supercenter. The concordance is on line for free Blue Letter Bible and it has many versions. The 1828 dictionary is also on line for free use HERE.
My studies are in earnest because I had lingering questions. I will close with the below two.
In NO measure are these the only questions that really made me delve into the Word.
Why will we celebrate a feast in the Millennium if it is done away with?
Zech 14:16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all
the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to
year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of
Matthew 24:20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
if this is about his second coming, WHY would he mention the sabbath day, if it is no more. I mean if we do not keep the sabbath why should we pray that our flight not be on the sabbath?
Why pray for something that we no longer observe and for many have even exchanged for another and actually call it sabbath (Sunday).
Please study to shew yourselves approved. If you would like a Bible please ask and Bill and I will send you one.
I had several boxes of items from my childhood. No surprise to my family is the fact that most of these shoe boxes are filled with rocks. When we moved into the farmhouse, I put much of the remaining of the items into a cookie tin.
A plain old cookie tin. I actually bought it at a thrift
store for a dime.
Here is how it looked when it is filled and waiting
for Jen O'Ben to take a stroll down memory lane.
Here are several of the items to share a window of me...I love baseball. As a child I was hooked.
The Phillies were my favorite team, with Mike Schmidt and Tug McGraw and the Cincinnati Reds came in a close second. The Gibson tag came from an old fridge. I am a former Gibson Girl.
The horse picture is something my brother Pete made for me when I was in the first grade. He was in the third grade. (Mom made us make each other gifts for holidays and birthdays)
Below the Gibson is a penny that in an art class (the penny was already shaped) and we filled it with paint. I am a koala bear (and giraffe) person. Why? Not sure on the koala bear, but the giraffe was because being so tall(something I longed to be) it also had a weakness. For my so tall, I suppose~I am his weakness.
There is a student council pin, a charm from a necklace, a bell, a locket from a diary~I tried to be witty and write in a diary and then ripped it up and burned it. The trophy plaque is from the shuttle hurdle relay: First place. The label has come unattached but it still made me smile.
For now the tin will go on the top shelf once again and perhaps be long forgotten until those down the road will wonder about the strange gathering of items collected and stored in a tin. No I don't think so, because the goof troop knows I am a bit eccentric and they will probably just nod in understanding~it's Mom!
Socks. Yep, today's post is about socks. Once Bill and I had kids, I lost control of maintaining socks. I would never have matches after washing the clothes, and had no idea what was happening. It progressed from trying to match socks to having a laundry basket kept on the dryer filled with the lonely socks and allowing the kids to match the socks however they saw fit.
I would try and buy the same style socks so it wouldn't matter too much. I would even toss Fourth's little girl socks in the basket of mismatched boy socks. Then no see 'um socks came along and everyone wore the same style again.
The situation then became who made the socks stretchy, who stained them worse and on and on. Socks were holey, stained, stretched, and lonely and the kids feet were covered by a pair of random sockies!
Fast forward to the house with only Bill and I, and one of us does not like socks and doesn't wear socks most of the time (364ish days of the year 0 sock wearing). The socks are happy and have a mate every single time I wash clothes!
It's a sock miracle. I don't say that snarky or disrespectfully, as socks pretty much defeated me~well, they tried! After nearly 28 years of the sock battle losses, I have won the war on socks. I suppose that's something, right?
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in
thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done
many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
share the above verses because they were eye openers for me. Standing alone they are troublesome to say the least, but I continued reading. The thing
that directed me to what was so important about Matthew 7:21-23 were the following
verses which are a parable.
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I
will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and
beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not,
shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and
beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
there will be those that saith to Jesus, what is said in verses 21-23,
and he will tell them he never knew them...depart from me ye that work
iniquity. These people BELIEVE that they are serving righteously. Christ
tells them to depart. Iniquity in the Greek is lawlessness and means "The
utter disregard for God's law-his written and living word."(source) The storms are going to come for all but those with a foundation built on a rock will stand. The rock is Christ:
1 Corinthians 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
Christ is also the word.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
We must build our foundation on Him, which while he walked this earth and the preaching he preached was ALL from the Old Testament. That is the foundation.
think clearly on this: Why would Jesus say this to those that were
prophesying in His name AND casting out devils, if the law was no more? If they were practicing iniquity/lawlessness then my next question is this: Is there something to the law that many have tossed out with the covering of grace? Those that preserved the word-the Jews,
put hedges around the word and added their traditions making the law far
more than it was. But we are told it is not grievous to keep the law.
The law is not done away with~God forbid, and we are told if we love
him we will keep his commandments~And why if the law is nailed to the cross(*), are we told to keep the commandments in the New Testament?
1 John 5:2
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
1 John 5:3
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
In Proverbs7 :2 we are told :Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. In Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this isthe whole duty of man.
Our whole duty is to fear God and keep his commandments, which God says he does not change yet, he changed for in the New Testament. By the way, context is everything. When we read the Old Testament and the New there are instances that are specific rules/laws and commands to certain people, men for example or women, or priests, or bishops, or the older women and so on. The Commandments given to the 12 tribes at Mt. Sinai were for the Children of Israel(and the stranger that joined them), and were given FOR EVER. Honestly, the key is in the fourth commandment, as our Father knew we would need reminding, Remember the Sabbath day,to keep it holy. Fully knowing that we don't remember the Sabbath and we most certainly do not keep it holy.
Trivia: where were the Ten Commandments housed? In the Ark of the covenant~ which was in the temple. We are now the temple and the new covenant, well guess where that is to be housed?
what does this mean?
you know where I began on this new journey. I am not suggesting that I
know everything. I am suggesting that man changed when the worship day
was. Feel free to study this~Constantine, the Catholic church, the
Council of Laodicea, and more. The Bible is clear that Christ was
perfect, Paul was an apostle after the death, burial, and Resurrection
and he kept the Sabbath.
Through a small amount of research one can appreciate that those that had zero connection to Paul, let alone Christ, made a decision based upon NOT BEING LIKE THE JEW.
Council of Laodicea
"Christians should not Judaize and should not be idle on the Sabbath,
but should work on that day; they should, however, particularly
reverence the Lord’s day and, if possible, not work on it, because they
were Christians" (Canon 29 [A.D. 360]). (source)
above is from the Council of Laodicea. It appears that the
justification was NOT because of the Lord's day, but because they were
distancing themselves from the way that the Jew (one of the tribes of
Israel) was worshiping. Judaizing was NEGATIVE. They are told not to
be idle on the sabbath.
What does God say? Hebrews 4:11
Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
Read all of Hebrews 4 and you will understand that he is speaking directly about the sabbath day.
Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.
Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it
thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy
manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.
For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
the council of Laodicea~for the Lord's day~ they are told if
possible, to not work on it. God wants us to rest. He knows the world
and how draining it is. He makes it clear through his example. Yet man,
in the council of Laodicea, suggest if possible to not work and we end up having what we
have today. Today, according the the majority of Christian churches, the first day is the Christian day of rest, yet rest doesn't
occur. Drive past your restaurants after church on Sunday. The parking
lots are filled to the brim. Go to the stores on Sunday and you will
find people dressed in their Sunday best shopping for their weekly
groceries etc. With the loophole that man made, man has brazenly walked
out and decided no rest is needed. We know more than God now.
mean no disrespect. I did not post my The Truth verses Man's Traditions post or this one with
the hopes of making people angry, but I no longer can sit by without
standing in His Word and testing EVERYTHING to it.
person was isolated and only had a Bible to read, ponder this: when he
came to civilization~ would he recognize Sunday as the day of rest or
the Sabbath as the day of rest? For that matter, would he recognize Christmas? Matthew
and Luke's gospels look nothing like how man and his traditions have
Each of us will be accountable on that day
of reckoning. Those that are walking as he walked and those that are
walking in the traditions of man, never taking the time to study to shew
themselves approved, ALL will be on their knees. I pray that in the life I
have left, that I stand boldly for Truth using only His Word and not a
church father or council to establish it.
Upcoming Post: The New Covenant. Do we understand what this new covenant is? Do we understand what it replaced, and where can we find this new covenant in the Bible?
(*) what is nailed to the cross? Colossians 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
What was nailed to the cross? The judgments against us~ not the law. Only what we have done in breaking it...just the same as if we get a speeding ticket and someone walks in to the court and pays for the ticket...the speeds are no longer removed, just my infraction against complying with the speed.