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Immigration

Immigration? Didn’t ALL our descendants come from other countries?

Didn’t our early ancestors come to America, fighting hunger, disease, danger and so many other things, even death?

And for what?

So they could make and have a better life for their families than they did in their home country?

Who are we to judge who has a right to come to America?

All our ancestors came from somewhere else: Europe, Asia, Germany, Russia, Africa, Italy, Greece, Ireland and on and on.

When the first settlers came, do you think the Indians were happy about that? We were plumb evil to each other for a long time. But then as more and more people started to arrive, America started growing and prospering. Yes, I’m sure there were some conflicts among the people, some serious and deadly conflicts along the way. People just don’t like change. But look how far our country has come since then.

But in my opinion, we are so very very wrong to keep people from coming to America to have a better life!

Yes, no doubt there are some very wicked people amongst those that want to come to America; and not just from South America; but from all countries!

But look how many evil Americans we have here, BORN AND BRED. the rapists, murderers, drug dealers, child molesters, or all those that shot children and adults in schools and Churches, and on and on. Our prisons are overflowing with people that have done evil things.

Do we really think we are any better than the people in any other country or society?

Really folks?

Look around, watch the news, read the paper, the internet headlines.

We have a whole lot of really evil people in our own country as well.

There are good and bad people on every continent, in every country, in every city to the smallest little hometown.

But on the other hand, a lot of them are just simple folk wanting a better life for their family; just like each of our ancestors did.

And another thing, I think it is a crying shame that we call our fellow man “illegal aliens”.

Shame on each and every person that does so!

How would you like to be called that, it would hurt your feelings wouldn’t it?

Then stop saying it!!!!!

People are not flying here in ufo’s, they are not little green Martians.

They are people, plain and simple people just like all of us are.

We are all human beings, created by God, and all of us, I repeat, ALL OF US, are very precious to Him.

We all were created in HIS image, we all have a heart, soul, life, feelings, and we all were created to be equal in His eyes.

And WE ALL SHOULD SEE EVERYBODY IN THIS WORLD AS OUR EQUAL! EVERYBODY!!!!!

Instead of looking down our noses at others, avoiding those that are poor, homeless, mentally challenged, fat, thin, smart, dumb, dress differently, speak a different language; are different than you or me, we should treat them the way we want to be treated; the golden rule.

Do you get the point?

Stop judging and start showing kindness and compassion to others, everybody!!!

And remember we ALL had ancestors that immigrated to America for a better life, and all, I repeat ALL, should be allowed to immigrate today as well.

Don’t get me wrong.

Yes, they should do everything in their power to become a model citizen of the United States. And we should treat them as such.

Most come to simply work, and provide for their loved ones here, and to send money to their families back home. Just go into any store on a Thursday or Friday at lunchtime when they have their paychecks from a long week of work. The Hispanic folks are in there cashing their checks and getting money orders to send to their loved ones still living in their homeland.

People scream they have come and taken away Americas jobs. Do you all even realize how many Americans do not, and will not work. You couldn’t get some to go to work in a pie factory and get paid just for tasting pies.

Some folks, actually a whole bunch of American folks would rather sit at home, draw from the government, spend their days watching tv, playing video games, and selling their pills that they get from some of these doctors that hand them out like candy, with a me mentality. I have actually heard a few people, American citizens, actually say. “Why should I work? I’ve got it made just like I am.”

Some folks may not like the Hispanic culture, but they seem to work a whole lot harder and do a lot more of the tough jobs than a lot of Americans, that think they don’t have to work or will not work doing hard labor.

And their culture truly believes in family, with genuine care and concern to provide for their loved ones.

Can all of us Americans say we do that?

Just saying, think on all that.

Will you?

Our Crazy Weather

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Have ya’ll noticed how weird our weather is here lately?   

Last week when we were up at the cabin, there was a day that saw almost every spectrum of the weather.  Rain, snow, ice, wind, thunderstorms, clouds and sunshine, changing back and forth throughout the day and night.

 Ain’t that just completely crazy?

It seemed like it changed every few minutes.  We got out to go to breakfast and back to the cabin, just to relax; because the weather was so unpredictable. 

The cabin just seemed the best place to be that day.

It doesn’t seem anything like it was when I was growing up in the 60s and 70s,  back then you knew what to expect.    Simply the four seasons:  Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall.   They all seemed to roll around about the right time, and that was that.

What on earth happened?

You never know how to plan things anymore, because it changes so quickly.    I think even the meteorologists struggle at times to keep up.    I don’t know about you, but I do a lot of last-minute planning nowadays.

I know some say it’s global warming, some say we’re burning up our atmosphere, some say its the earth’s changes, some blame it on the vortex, aerosol cans, pollution, the end times, and on and on.

Who really knows why?  

One thing I do know beyond a shadow of a doubt is, none of it takes God by surprise.

I remember some of the old wives tales from way back when but I never remember to follow along with them.

For instance, the wooly worm in August the blacker it is, the worse the winter will be; thick corn husks bad winter, the number of fogs in August is the number of snows in winter, the 12 days immediately after Christmas, December 25, help you to know what the next 12 months will be and on and on.  

I know a lot of folks just don’t put much stock in the old wives tales; but they worked for many generations of our ancestors, over and over again.   And most of the time they were pretty accurate but yet in today’s world, I’m just not so sure. 

The Bible says you can tell the Seasons by the bud of the trees; but bless our hearts,   I think God has changed that just a bit or we have destroyed our world on our own; which seems more probable.

Because you can’t tell the season by the buds of the tree this year.  I currently have some thrift bloomed, dogwoods budding and daffodils and tulips coming up.  Aint that just so crazy?   We all know winter isn’t over, but even Gods’ creations of nature seem confused in this day and time.

But in thinking about it all as I sit here and write, the good Lord, after all, does allow people to follow their own will and path; suffering the consequences at some point.   There’s one thing for sure this country sure doesn’t worship or even know God the way our ancestors did. 

Sometimes God just allows us to destroy our own world, our own selves when we turn from Him. 

 Just sit down and read your Bible, especially the Old Testament, time and again, people went astray,  and each time there were dire consequences.   Sometimes to the point of destroyed cities, lost crops, dead cattle, and loss of many lives, just to name a very few of the repercussions of worshiping idols and doing stupid things against Gods’ will. 

 And we all know this country as a whole sure has taken God out of the picture,  something to seriously think about.    The people have allowed abortion, took God out of the schools, fight to keep prayers from public functions, changed wholesome television and movies to just plain garbage, created all kinds of evil games that so many people are addicted to now, and on and on we go down this spiral of destruction.   

People can’t even worship free of concerns anymore, why because people consumed by Satan think it’s a great thing to burn down our Churches, or worse yet just walk in and start shooting.     I never imagined that would take place in our world, but here we are in a world that the majority of people would rather do evil than good.   

Then there are all the school shootings, hurting or killing children and people for kicks and out of rage.    All these things happen why?  Because people want to hear what they want, do what they want, and destroy all that is good. 

It truly is a crying shame how so many people in our world have turned to evil, and so few are still faithful to God.    

No wonder our weather is so crazy,  a vast majority of the worlds people are destroying everything that is pure and Holy and meant for good.

Well, I’m pretty sure I went way off subject in this blog, but I simply write from my heart, and whatever God places in my thoughts.

Blessings to you all!!!!

Golf

Golfing…..  have you ever played or watched others in real life?

My husband and I got to this morning, watch that is. 

You would never in a million years get me out on a real golf course.    Putt putt golf with the grandkids for fun, sure, or a driving range to get rid of a lot of built up stress, yep probably, tried each of those once, already.  Enjoyed both, was terrible at both of them, but I had a blast!!  

But a real 18 hole golf course;  nope, nada, no way, not this old girl.

But it was a great time watching others play this morning.  Here they would come every 5 or 10 minutes, in their little golf carts, some all decked out in their golfing outfits.   We were close enough to hear every word they said, watch them tee off, and eventually make it to the green.

As I watched a variety of them, I thought, “Wow, golf is really a very healthy hobby, activity, sport; whatever the proper name would be,”  But when you think about it golf really is good for you.

Think about it, for a minute: Your outside on a huge golf course which means fresh air your breathing into your lungs.  You’re walking a lot, leaning over to place tees and pick up the golf ball, swinging the clubs over and over, which means your using your legs, arms and back muscles, and its a great cardio, because you have that heart pumping and blood flowing.

It seemed to some this morning that it was something they really enjoyed; especially the group of older women that played.  There were four of those dear little ladies, and they would stand and talk, tee off, encourage each other, laugh, gossip, and eventually load up and move on down near the green to proceed. 

 You could tell it was just four friends having a wonderful morning on a beautiful day, with the mountains all around them enjoying friendship, fellowship, golf and gossip.  I really got a kick out of those ladies.  It was fun for them, they weren’t great, some not even good, but they’d just laugh and chuckle and keep on playing.  

Then here come a group of older men after the ladies, our guess, it was the husbands.  Totally different scenario.  They weren’t laughing and talking and enjoying the sheer delight of being together.  Oh no, ain’t no way; its men, they are such competitive folk.  A couple of them was good, the other two not so much.  

But they cracked us up, it’s really wet from all the rain the last few days; so they would hit the ball and it would land over near the wood line, or in one of the many rain puddles; those silly men would just kick it where they wanted it then tee off.  You’d hear them say, “Well, can’t hit it in there.”  or “There ya go,”

They were hilarious, one knocked it way over the green, so I watched him to see what he would do.   He went over to it, kicked it up on the green, then picked it up, walked over near one of the other guys and dropped it.  Never did hit it, the other guy picked it up for him when they were done, and off they went to the next hole.   I guess he thought, well I’ll never make it anyway, so forget it, I surrender on this one. 

They were so funny, and definitely not playing by the book, just a group of old men making the rules up to fit them as they went.  But I suppose they enjoy it or they wouldn’t be out there on a crisp morning playing.

Then I watched a man coming down the fairway playing golf alone, well, let me rephrase that.  He was attempting to play golf.   Bless his soul, he’d get all ready to tee off, and it went maybe ten feet to his right in the wood line.   But he was persistent, he looked till he found it and went from there for the next attempt.  

Round two, he gets ready looks down toward the green, does his practice swing, goes for the real thing and bless him another few feet, definitely nowhere near where he was aiming for.  It took that poor man 15 minutes to get to the green, just a few feet at a time all 200 feet of it.  

I actually felt sorry for him and wanted to cheer him on at the same time.   I really admired his perseverance!   He didn’t quit, he didn’t move his ball to a better position for convenience, and someday I bet if he keeps at it, he will be great at golf.

Everybody has to start somewhere!

I would imagine if I tried, I would be like Goofy in the Mickey Mouse Cartoon.   I’d line it all up, act and look like I got this…..   practice swing, do that cute shuffle and wiggle and swing with all my might. 

Just to find that all I did was get myself all tangled up in a mess, totally missed the ball, but tore up plenty of ground around it, and just made a complete idiot of myself…. and then I know me… I would crack up and burst out laughing, and probably do the exact same thing all over again.

Well, that’s been my day, it has been absolutely perfect weather for such an outing and a very interesting and comical one at that.  

But there’s one thing I learned today to take away with me from this adventure, golfing just ain’t my cup of tea!

Toodles til next time!!!!

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