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Trump Letter in the Glory of Good

Dear Mr. President Trump,

As humans, we all fall short of the glory of God, and I know for a fact I am a greater sinner than you.  I have had two abortions, one of which I kept secret, both before I knew better.  To know better is where I want for all to be, and it is a far stretch across the abyss created by the swamp of evil in the world, specifically in Washington, D. C. where you chose to serve with an open heart your talent of negotiating for the good of the American people.  You recognized the need to redirect our nation in the world, and particularly to help improve our sinking economy.  Your God given genius to envision the best in people reminds of this quote written by one of my favorite writers:

“In God there is no hunger that needs to be filled, only plenteousness that desires to give.” _C.S. Lewis

Because I care for your well being along with your Family, as a common, unknown deplorable who shares your Republican values, I humbly step forward publicly to say we must all give credit where credit is due.  Mr. McCain suffered wounds that we were fortunate not experience yet at some point in time his heroism in the midst of swampy tarnished souls, disappointed even me.  Today he is not among us though his remembrance may even be exploited by the chameleons.  May he rest in peace.  However, I am sorry the disconnect of values and ideas forms a base for added discord continuously knitted so eloquently by the scripted politicians.

Your strength of leadership has been envied, criticized, judged, and sadly disrespected by opportunists who found ground when you let your guard down, when you were most vulnerable and perhaps needed an honest friend, or perhaps a closer relationship with God.  We all come to learn and teach, and the aim is to know better.  Maya Angelou, the poetess, said when we know better , we do better.

I stand by your heart because it must ache as you so openly show its true sensibility on your sleeve in tweets.  I have friends who read them daily in support.  I mainly pray for your well being.  I know Jesus would never ask any sinner not to remember Him on Good Friday, and He welcomes us to say the Lord’s Prayer.  His humility held the kindness of love.  His perfect holiness is divine.  The Bible teaches us to live sensibly but it is a difficult book to read, understand, and implement.

Nonetheless, the point is you are being attacked and you respond in a way that is accepted at face value by me and supporters of your agenda yet also purposely misinterpreted by the ignorance and/or evil maliciousness of humans steeped in hatred first.  The hatred is frightening and calls for me to write to ask you to address those who continually bash your service with  ” a partnered wisdom” of the few you trust completely.  Your son-in-law Jarred Kushner comes to mind, our Vice-President Mike Pence, and always include our First Lady Melania.  Their shining talents of loyalty to serving our nation align with your love of the glory of good.  There may be others, and I encourage you to use their kit gloves.

As a mother of four sons, I see the boyishness in you, I recognize the bravery of your dream to bring back this country as a prosperous beacon, and I “feel” for the shoulders you carry despite the pounding by the insensitive, and unwarranted chaotic divide.  It is outrageous like an epidemic of some despicable tongue rash.

The forces of power are at war.  Good and evil fight inside each human.  To be aware is to know better, and I want to thank you on behalf of all your supporters for doing the best you can, for giving us your time unselfishly, and for trusting in God for the blessings He gave you to share with the United States of America, and the world.  As a naturalized citizen, I realize you have a keen sense for the differences in cultures yet can appreciate the spirit within mankind.  Your language is direct because you were made to drive the nail with a hammer to create a bench and table with walls and a roof for all to be sheltered.  I believe you truly wish for every human being to pick up the box of talent tools to be self reliant and serve God, Family, and Nation.

I think you need to know that there are those of us who have watched you grow through the years, read your books, and like Anne Coulter, knew you were the most viable candidate for President of the United States of America.  No one I know would have laughed.  Yet, I knew those who voted for the man who promised to begin to fundamentally change our America in just five days, and I was heartbroken.  Values divided us.  Unfortunately, people who manipulate the facts to tell stories that are blatant lies inflamed with insulting accusations, are indeed harming the country, particularly the populace that knows no better.

The radical left aims to discredit your desire to bring unity, patriotism, and successful relationships with every nation in the world preserving the human rights we cherish here.  The win-win is foreign to the uneducated.  They have stooped to ridicule law enforcement.  They ask for socialism/communism yet have not taken a year to live in Cuba or Venezuela.  They cuddle law breakers and do not empathize with citizens who have lost their family members by illegals.  The confusion is created by an army of underground community organizers.  They are the bullies.  They are the gangs of Saul Alinsky.  When their behavior mirrors their accusations, conservatives see more clearly and the numbers now have grown.  Stay centered by your knowledge of what is prosperous and seek the advice of the best minds in our nation.  You have the gift of appreciating excellence.  Continue to welcome their input and share that because the nation is starved for knowledge.

Education is the tool for survival.  The tragic infiltration of ideas that have never worked in other countries calls for historians to begin teaching.  Our Republic provides a coveted liberty that would have been nulled and void had you not won the election.  Rise above the muck because people who throw dirt lose ground.  Your position is admirable. Your leadership is our hope for a better future in the world.

I thank God for you in the White House.  I pray you can remember to know better.  I do now and am still learning.  We all are.

The country needs your loving heart for the glory of good for the good of the people.

Even though you are by yourself at the podium, you are not alone.  Count on God to protect and guide you.  Be the light.

Sincerely…

 

To Pray or Not ToPray

Within us all a small voice makes giant strides in every decision of our lives.  That inner voice seems to be a guiding light which appears with our unknowing until the knowing of it takes a stand.  We  call it many names.  We acknowledge it as our gut feeling or a precise rational opinion that even if marred, we hold to be our own and rightful pace.  As humans, we mess up, and I think mostly unknowingly.

We are plagued with concerns weaved in desires, needs, and cultural leanings.  To be comfortable seems to be natural.  To have a wishful desire fulfilled seems delightful.  To be surrounded by the security of like mindedness seems like a no brainer for peace of mind.  Yet, despite the leveling of the three, a missing continues and we are pressed with fears.

I think about these matters and have sought to read the writings of others for the comfort of understanding to be free of the plague of concerns. Keep Reading

My Zealous Quest For God’s Will

“What wings are to a bird, and sails to a ship, so is a prayer to the soul.”
__ Corrie Ten Boom

I believe we can thrive to do what is absolutely possible in the name of God for humans to live in peace.

The challenge is to individually wish to seek the light within to serve all to create a better world.

In this great United States of America, many strive for high ideals and have created a comfortable way of life that may be at risk of defaulting due to the liberal wave of corruptive force manipulating the uneducated with freebies that will cost people’s freedom.  In the long run, these soldiers of the left may well cause problems some will say were unforeseeable.

The red flags are up.  The mainstream media is doing a great disservice to the populace that still believes their twisted accusations.  It is fed by those who are basically uneducated or being paid handsomely to avert the attention of the progress being made in our nation’s capital.  Mr. Trump is being bashed unfairly, and the disruptors have no moral guidance, no regard for boundaries.  Their aim is dissolute making changes to benefit all Americans as self-reliant individuals as opposed to living under a nanny state. Keep Reading

To Be Patient Is to Be at Peace

The calm before the storm is said to be ominous yet I always long for the calm I associate with patience and peace.  Things turn out better when done calmly.

Today…in about forty-five minutes, I will ring a bell at home in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am holding down the little girl ready to leave the scene…I remember that day…My mother is standing on the left.

I am always saddened by the conversations fueling a battle no one ought to be fighting.  God has created us differently.  Our physical characteristics don’t determine our characters.  The development of who we become as persons stands to be best understood by our Maker.  I wish we could appreciate our differences, even as men and women.

I was born and raised in Brazil, and my father worked in Mato Grosso measuring the land along with a team of men accustomed to the terrain.  My mother and I also lived in the compound as I can best describe it.  We were side by side with men, women, and children of Portuguese origin and mostly black folks.  I wrote a piece years ago that I will publish another time.  The truth is I did not hear of racism until I came to the United States of America at the age of fourteen.  It seemed so strange to hear people talk about the Civil War, Yankees, and racism.  It is as my parents explained it back then an attack on skin color as antisemitism is against the Jewish folk.   I listened and learned as much as I could along with speaking English, my fourth new language. Keep Reading

One’s Endurance: a Grateful Immigrant’s Story

Sometimes the “A HA!” moment comes in a quote:

”  Let yourself silently be drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.  It will not lead you astray.” _Rumi

I’ll tell you how the sun rose, —
A ribbon at a time.
The steeples swam in amethyst,
The news like squirrels ran.
The hills untied their bonnets,
The bobolinks begun.
Then I said softly to myself,
“That must have been the sun!” _Emily Dickenson

One’s endurance is measured by the breadths taken day and night to survive rejection.  It is inexplicable to the unbeliever because the life of faith delivers an ever restoring, flowing Holy Spirit.  Without it, I could not have arrived at this moment in time.

I can count my encouragers.  Who are yours?

In this abundantly planted orchard of life, the fruits ripen to be chosen rather than discarded.  In today’s bowl, endurance is at the center; it has an old flavor recognizable for its ancient characteristics.  Its value is as long as the beginning of each day is observed.  It is delightful to the soul, gentle in texture and borders  on honey for sweetness.

I remember the aches clinging to my joints as I gathered a handful of acrylic paints, three preferred brushes, and a trusty folded stool to take along to the gate waiting as a blank canvas on a palette ready to receive the very Spirit in me.  It is in this laboriously searching to create a vessel to renew the luster of words written to welcome each soul that I found respite, consolation, and determination to honor a church whose people chose to invite my father to be their priest.painted in the far away right side…I wish I had taken a close up.  There is a squirrel with a bushy tail in the lower left and two bobolinks in the tree, North American migratory blackbirds.

I used my father’s magnifying glass to see “the onion” church so dubbed because of the shape of its steeple.  It is barely visible.  It is painted in the far away right side…I wish I had taken a close up shot.  There is a squirrel with a bushy tail in the lower left and two bobolinks in the tree, North American migratory blackbirds.  Go figure. Keep Reading

TRUE Social Justice

I have swept clean my earliest memories as a child. 

I mean, I cleaned them out in a pile of dust for the Potter to mold them into a pitcher.  Now that it is filled, I would like a word about Social Justice.  It begins with being cordial.  There is no way anyone can advance a wholesome relationship without the quality of cordiality.  Any ambassador on a diplomatic post knows this card of success in bringing peace to the table.

I am sincerely baffled by the need for the world to learn more about being kind hearted.  Of course, I am even more disturbed by the fire fueled to burn the legacy of the intelligent thinker.  That’s why I say an incomplete education causes consequential harm in our society.  Mark Twain hit the nail on the head :
Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It’s like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won’t fatten the dog.
– Speech, 11/23/1900

It breaks my heart.  Lies aim to murder the truth.  A test of how serious we are in our belief in God and His power, is in our ability to stick to the truth.  After all, He knows all our secrets.  Therefore, to Him, social justice stands for words intended to fight a cause that was addressed by great thinkers.  Had they been taught, what a great difference they would have made.  I don’t give up on educating because there is no greater joy in any soul than to be in the knowing.  That’s where freedom soars.  Teachers and professors carry the responsibility of the nation’s future.  To deny a proper education is criminal.  To oppose those who give their time to better the lives of others is criminal.  To be infested by an ideology that promotes the destruction of our nation’s Constitution is sickening.  The disrespect has escalated and it is time for the educated to be heard instead.  There is no benefit to listening to the inept.  Who are they?  Easy to spot.  They fling mud at those who do the work.  They are the chameleons that unsuspectingly poison.

To be enslaved by the lies that have been spewed and continue to be spewed, is to be caught in the whirlpool of a cesspool.  Instead of disempowerment,we must choose to discipline ourselves to behave in civilized manners.  To laugh at this grain of truth is to deny the power of faith as large and heavy as a mustard seed.  That’s how little faith most of us have until that instant, that defining split of a second, when the TRUTH sparks, and we become what God intended all humans to be: humane. Keep Reading