A necessary re-post. Please take  note.

Notice the picture above. At the very top, we see the segment of a brain. Just below are hands moving up, as if searching for the brain. And then the absence of eyes, and the sewed up mouth, all surrounded by pieces of indistinct shapes that seem to be taking over.  What if the picture were symbolic of our beloved America–a composite of all of us–as our freedoms are being taken away?

Let’s start at the top, with the brain. Everything we know and do, all the sense of human thought, all the feelings of human emotion, all the questions of human existence; are the product of the brains in our heads.  Common sense is a by-product of human thought based on experience. For example, if we have once experienced touching a hot stove, the next time we are at the stove, common sense steps in as a warning not to make the same mistake. But what if we could be fooled into believing there was no danger? Would we touch the stove again?

Today, the left wing of the Democrat party is trying to fool our common sense, trying to make us think that there is no danger in their twisted politics which includes, of all things–Socialism! Socialism works for no one except for the elite at the top–a great deal of difference from capitalism which has its problems with greed, yet still provides for all of us, not simply the government elites. In capitalism some may indeed be richer than the majority, but though all human beings are equal in the eyes of God and should be treated as such in society, it is plainly true, and just common sense, that human beings do have varying abilities, some of which are God-given talents. And yes, some have more advantages, which come from a plethora of reasons, one reason being a strong, traditional family. This is plain fact. Attention to strengthening the family is what America needs to secure equality–not Socialism. The freebies of big government Socialism always cost–usually someone else who cannot and should not be required to pay for them. America is a generous country, helping those in need or in danger, as they say, who cannot help themselves. But a murderous hypocrisy has taken over the Democrat party–refusal to come to the aid of the most helpless of human beings, the unborn. Socialism will not work, the same as Communism doesn’t work. Time and again this has historically been shown. Politicians can draw up any sort of theory they want to persuade a constituency, but that theory has to play out- and NO form of Socialism has played out with success.

Back to the picture.

The hands in the picture seem to be searching for something lost– perhaps our Common Sense?

Move down to the blind eyes. Have they been blinded in order to block-out the freedoms that have long been important to us? Take for example the so-called Equality Act passed by the House.  This act is the opposite of equality–its name is an example of Orwellian Newspeak , where the government mandates how language is used to control the minds of its citizens, where the so-called ‘victim classes’ are used for their own ends.  This act is all about coercion, nothing more.  But there are  courageous people from all backgrounds, even liberal ones, who will not be forced into far-left policies; they walk away.

Move to the sewed-up mouth. Is speech that expresses long-held American belief being shut down? Has our American history been revised and replaced by biased scientists with a false history that suits a leftist agenda? Has the verbal teaching of good science  been replaced with fairytale teaching, even to young children, that a woman can be a man, or a man can be a woman? Has it become moral to lie and call it justice in an attempt to take down our rightful President by calumny?  Or a Supreme Court Judge, or even a social media commenter we do not agree with? Are we really being honest about our border, putting American citizens in danger because of our personal political agendas? Are we becoming so superficial a people that morals don’t matter to us anymore? Well, we should all wake up, because morals DO matter to God. And before HIM will come our final justice.

Finally, those indistinct shapes that seem to be taking over the above picture could be seen as a bad end coming for our beautiful country of America, a nation that allows for our human freedoms–and the human responsibility for our own singular lives. But that end is not here yet, and does not have to come at all. There is still time to recover our COMMON SENSE and see Freedom for what it truly is, a divine gift to each and every human being, a gift we must recognize in ourselves and fight for. Let’s get to it.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. —Preamble to the Declaration of Independence,

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Have we become gravediggers burying GOD?

If we do so, we are burying part of ourselves as well. God lives within us.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a German philosopher and atheist, who claimed God is Dead. He thought the exemplary human being must craft his/her own identity through self-realization and do so without relying on anything transcending that life—such as God or a soul.

Of course, this is ridiculous, a contradiction to who we are. We have a soul–each of us, and that soul came from God. When we say we’re made in God’s image, our human soul is what we’re talking about. It is the one and only way we are like God, who is pure spirit.

However, my human soul, and yours, are not pure spirit. Spiritual, yes–but not pure spirit. Man is a spirit in matter, in the form of a body. He is spirit and body. God and the angels are pure spirits because they are not dependent on matter, as we are, either intrinsically or extrinsically. To be completely independent of matter for any material being is impossible. The human soul is intrinsically dependent on matter for some of its activities. But our soul is not purely material either, because for other activities it is not intrinsically dependent on matter.

So the human soul of man belongs to both the realm of the spirit and the realm of matter. Man is the lowest of the spirits, and the highest of the material beings, and he alone belongs to both the realm of the spirit and the realm of matter. As the new Catholic Catechism explains, spirit and matter, in man, are not two natures united, but rather their union forms a single nature. (CCC 365).

Most human beings understand that the soul, by its nature, is often in opposition to the body. This is the struggle of every human person. Because we have free will–we can choose.

Nietzsche struggled with many questions, and used his free will–a component of his soul, and part of his human spiritual make-up–to come up with his own wrong answer about a living God, only because that living God gave him the freedom to choose.

We have the same freedom as Nietzsche, and many other God-despisers like him, because despite what they say, they have inherited spirituality from God.

When we make personal, even political, decisions, are we helping to dig those societal graves that want to bury God, too?

Well, it cannot be done without burying ourselves.

Whether you say you believe in God or not, the fact that God exists cannot be denied. And you are part of Him.

 

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“Kaye Park Hinckley’s novel, A Hunger in the Heart, is a story of hope, forgiveness, and redemption. It’s a great read in the tradition of southern fiction.”–Winston Groom, award-winning author of  Forrest Gump, Shiloh 1862 and others.

2018 Platinum, International Movie Award award for Screenplay of A Hunger in the Heart  (student, newcomer, and women category)

In 1955 Florida, a boy struggles with the effects of World War II on his family and fights a personal war just to survive.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
First in a series, She Who Sees Beyond is the story of an artist renowned for her gift of ‘seeing’ and finding missing people. Yet, she cannot find her own son. A novel about the true meaning of love.
 
Hinckley’s characters are complicated. They’ve done horrible things, witnessed horrible things, been the victims of horrible things, yet they continue rising each morning and putting one foot in front of the other. They fulfill their obligations to each other while these horrible things gnaw at them from the inside out. Hinckley deftly presents the repulsiveness of her character’s actions, while also revealing her characters’ drive toward love. ..fully developed plots and well-rounded characters.
        –Lake Oconee Living Magazine

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MARY’S MOUNTAIN. . . brings out the paradox that we are already seeing signs of today. That is that tolerance only applies to self indulgent behavior, and to non-conformity. Since religion and patriotism are seen as intolerant, they are not tolerated. Mary’s Mountain is a well-written narrative that grabs your attention from the very beginning as it follows the plight of Paul Dunaway as he tries to fight back against the society he helped to create and, in the process, regain his soul.  — Tim Speer, Return to Paradise   

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“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.” — Common Sense, Thomas Paine, 1776

On this day in July 2020, we have come to the point in The United States of America when we can no longer be a ‘summer soldier’ or a ‘sunshine patriot.” Daily, we are presented with confusion, disorder, and chaos, enhanced by a very dishonest media and the greed for power by the Democrat party that not only ignores the American values set out in our Constitution, but is stealthily attempting to annihilate those values.

Why?

Because there are some in power who are not satisfied with what they have. Some in power who live in such lifestyles that they must attempt to twist TRUTH into LIES to falsely make themselves seem virtuous. Some in power who are actually using the COVID19 virus in an attempt to control a whole population. Some in power who bitterly destroy livelihoods and lives by violence. Some in power who do NOT want a strong middle class at all, but only acquiescence by of all those they consider ‘beneath them.” And some people who want to destroy American history as well!

This is so hard to watch, and to live through! Today, we must not only fight against a virus begun in China–maybe even an intentional virus!–but at the same time, we are being viciously bombarded and bullied by Antifa, George Sorous, and the so-called Black Lives Matter movement, with its decidedly Marxist philosophy.

“Clearly, Marxism stands in diametric opposition to the Judeo-Christian foundation of America, which views each person as infused with a spirit unbounded by time and space, a manifestation of an omnipotent Creator. Human lives matter — all of them — a belief undermining the American founding in the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” –https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/29/editorial-black-lives-matter-is-rooted-in-a-soulle/

Against all this, we can no longer be “summer soldiers,” or sunshine Patriots.” We must be soldiers and patriots who come from ALL races, ALL religions, and ALL walks of life–because ALL of us are truly in danger as a nation. This is the time to stand up. If we want our country back, we MUST act.

First of all, we must pray for our country and for ourselves, to personally get ourselves right with God. Then, we must vote in November AGAINST the many who masquerade as patriots. Or else those many enemies will finally, physically and spiritually, destroy America.

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You must have noticed. The United States of America is in the midst of a war, initiated by true greed, and real immorality. Under attack is everything that has made your country the best in the world. How much longer can you keep your head down or turn away from what’s happening to YOUR COUNTRY OF AMERICA. How much longer can you NOT become involved, even in the smallest of ways?

There is no question that Americans, young and old, are being killed for no reason, that their property is being razed. There is no denying that many cities and historic places in America are being demolished. And there is no genuine excuse for any of this. We must take our heads out of the sand and see the real dangers surrounding us. Pre-planned steps have been taken by gluttonous people who care only for themselves, not you, and not America. Don’t fall for it.

Where are the true Patriots?
Aren’t you one of them?
Isn’t it time to stand up for America?

We NEED a two party system in America–with both Republican and Democrat representatives who have America’s well-being at heart. Sadly, the present and very negative Democrat Party wears only the MASK of Patriotism without the POSITIVE HEART behind it. America is the most exemplary republic in human history; would you see it destroyed? Sincere Patriots, stand up FOR America, not AGAINST her. Cherish and protect the hard-earned rights and freedoms we have. JOIN THE TRUMP TRAIN in a 2020 LANDSLIDE.

“A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right…” Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776

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I loved the world I grew up in. It wasn’t perfect, but there were anchors when needed: American values and Christian values. A child was held to those values. They were safety nets for anyone who knew herself to be an American or a Christian. Today, those safety nets could vanish right before our eyes, exchanged for an hypocrisy that defies belief.

TODAY in our beloved USA:

Hate is called love by twisting the meanings of both

Killing another human being is called a “right.”

Without shame, lies are spread as truth.

Science and human biology are explicitly denied.

Whiners massage and manipulate the ‘mob’ and somehow win over those who are afraid to stand on courage.

Our American cities are being demolished.

Our American History is being defamed.

Every other country seems to be labeled as more important than America.

“A free lunch” is a political goal, no matter the cost to those who’ll be forced to pay for it.

Out of jealousy, greed, and selfishness, our duly elected, and very successful President, was dragged through a counterfeit impeachment, and daily faces the lies of a disgustingly dishonest media.

Churches are being warned by law to “get in line” with new policy, even if it’s against church teaching.

Christianity, which is totally against Socialism, is framed as undesirable.

What was formerly evil is being touted as good. What is good is being touted as evil.

WHAT CAN WE DO?

Number One: PAY ATTENTION.

Don’t get pulled into the double-speak rhetoric by listening to fools pushing deadly political systems such as Socialism who promise you anything free. NOTHING is free. If you want to eat, be prepared to WORK.

Every political office, big or small, makes a difference.  Vote to express American and Christian values.

American values were dearly paid for with the lives of many, and are expressed in The United States Constitution.  Read them again for yourselves and for your children.

Christian values were dearly paid for by the God who created each of us. It is important to remember the seven deadly sins: lust, greed, gluttony, envy, anger, pride, and sloth. Most other sins begin with one or two of the seven deadly sins. And once we let one of these sins take over our lives, the other six are only too happy to creep into our lives as well.

Try to concentrate on the seven virtues; the four cardinal virtues and the three theological virtues. Human beings achieve the four cardinal virtues, prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance, through intellect and free will, gifts from God. When human beings freely choose to act morally, the three theological virtues serve as the foundation and source of the cardinal virtues; faith, hope, and charity or love.

So, if you have begun to say good bye to the American world we loved–DON’T! Instead, fight for it!

Keeping America great begins with us. Each one of us has a role to play. And we need to begin TODAY.  Every wonderfully courageous American is being called. There’s no need to say goodbye.

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You must have noticed. The United States of America is in the midst of a war, initiated by true greed, and real immorality. Under attack is everything that has made your country the best in the world. How much longer can you keep your head down or turn away from what’s happening to YOUR COUNTRY OF AMERICA. How much longer can you NOT become involved, even in the smallest of ways?

There is no question that Americans are being killed for no reason, that their property is being razed. There is no denying that many cities and historic places in America are being demolished. And there is no genuine excuse for any of this–unless you take your head out of the sand and dare to consider the pre-planned steps that have been taken by gluttonous people who care only for themselves, not you, and not America.

Where are the true Patriots?
Are you one of them?
Isn’t it time to stand up for America?

As a rule, I am not a conspiracy theorist, but what is exposed in this fact-based video cannot be denied. We NEED a two party system in America–with both Republican and Democrat representatives who have America’s well-being at heart. Sadly, the present Democrat Party wears only the mask of Patriotism without the heart behind it. Sincere Patriots, for the sake of your country, remember and restore, with YOUR VOTE for AMERICA, the most exemplary republic in human history.

 

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 Every person we meet has what it takes to be a character in a novel.

 Every person we meet has a propensity to do certain things, and because of this, his/her intellect judges those things as good for them or not good for them, depending upon what their goal is.

 Every person, including ourselves, makes choices, knowing what we should do, or should not do; then we play out our choice through action that in some way, always involves another person.

  Oh yes, in real life, each of us has a story, too!  And that story–our own story–follows us to the end of our days on Earth, taking us to eternal life, or eternal damnation, depending upon the choices we make and the actions we take.

The main characters in novels must change, one way or the other, or there is no novel. Each of us on Earth has the same capability of change in order to achieve our highest end. But not every novel has a happy ending. Not every protagonist wins, same as in human life. However, a novel is based on an author’s chosen standard with which the characters are charged. The world’s greatest novels point to the higher standard, though the characters may never achieve it.

It is the same for us. As human beings, we are charged with certain standards. We are not meant to hate, but to love. We are not meant to lie, but to speak the truth. We are not meant to steal, but to share what we have. We are not meant to kill–not an innocent child in the womb, an enemy, or a neighbor.  We know within ourselves what is right and just, but sometimes we do the opposite. Why? Because we choose wrongly when we forget who we are. This is so obvious today.

In the words of one great novelist: If we Americans are to survive it will have to be because we choose and elect and defend to be first of all Americans; to present to the world one homogeneous and unbroken front, whether of white Americans or black ones or purple or blue or green… If we in America have reached that point in our desperate culture when we must murder children, no matter for what reason or what color, we don’t deserve to survive, and probably won’t.–  William Faulkner

In a novel, the actions of evil often shine out the good. Struggle or suffering by the protagonist often shows him or her a way to the good because he chooses to make his way through the struggle. Struggle is the way of all life; all of life struggles to be born, and then struggles to stay alive. And all of life yearns for love. We can certainly see this in animals, in our pets that want to be stroked or held. It is obvious that every human life needs love because we all aspire to it.

Each of our life stories has been given to us by the loving God who made us, by the Creator who designed us as innocent children, designed us in His likeness with free will, the ability to imagine, the ability to remember and act on those memories, the capability of loving and accepting love from others, and most of all, the capability of showing mercy, even to those who have hurt us.

A great novelist puts purpose into the words he/she writes. Characters have purpose, settings have purpose, everyday actions and words have purpose. Nothing is insignificant or unimportant to the ultimate novelist. Therefore, I see God as the most perfect and greatest novelist, giving each of His characters everything they need to achieve their end in this great scheme of life, but also the freedom to choose or not to choose HIM. We are all writing the novel of our lives, the only novel for which we alone will be responsible. If presently, it seems to be a novel we are not proud of, we still have time to change it into one that will be pleasing to ourselves, and to God.

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be. –Psalm 139: 13-18