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If there is more apparent a view

to the dichotomy of man’s character…

(influenced by God or not)…

it should be taken to heart when

seen in the totality of man’s treatment

of another, and where we should

place the emphasis of this under-

standing to bear on our own views!

Wrong is WRONG… from man’s perspective but from God’s perspective is care for His own and those that call themselves His (by virtue of the truth they know and their behavior toward others). If the monotheistic God is one God… why did we see the dipolar scene on the shores of Tripoli- one believing in the Hebrew God (persecuted and beheaded) and the other… you know? Can we not see Egypt and Jordan knowing the difference… and if you know the difference (Iran) set Saeed Abedini free!

An original cover from 1845

An original cover from 1845

“Do you add to misunderstanding, perpetuate it… or help alleviate it?”©

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Suffering… suffering what?

To suffer a stuffed shirted bore…

a boring lecture less than impassioned…

an experience where lives are affected

and effecting the viewpoint or outlook

of orphans and widows…

to rise above the condition people may

find themselves in where we do relate to them…

feel for them… even to know what they need

before they’d ask you, this is what it feels like…

to suffer for people suffering, and to place your

own feet on the ground they understand…

this is where the heart of any of humanities

religions is either true to character or just

lip service… christians stood up for these

people groups, historically and presently,

and gave us: orphanages, hospitalers,

charitable groups and human compassion…

to see what is needed is the human in humanity,

and that anything short of mercy is inhuman.

An image common to 'the crusades'.

An image common to ‘the crusades’.

We has reached the apex of the apogee of peacefulness and its vision for humanity. We have more people referring to: the crusades, slavery and peace… but are unwilling to take off ‘the rose colored glasses of their own bias’. Their intentions are made evident from this error… akin to Balaam’s error… by omission or indifference to facts either known or disregarded. This is nothing more than politicizing personal opinion or beliefs held… akin to a personal theocracy- the self worth of worthlessness… where selfish are the motives displayed and not altruistic in nature. See them for what they are… they will never be what you’ll expect them to be.

A stain glass from our history.

A stain glass from our history.

Hospitaler's imagery.

Hospitaler’s imagery.

“When the haystack surrounds the needle… Kayla Mueller”©

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There was no great mystery to Kayla…

she had a larger heart than most,

she saw people in their truest need

and for this she gave up the ghost,

her pride took a backseat to the needs

she strived to reach out and meet…

to be found free in her own captivity,

this Pauline in Spirit, so complete,

a young woman from Prescott, Arizona,

and to her home State’s loss so grave,

this was one of our own here, like Tillman,

special was her ability to touch and save…

all Arizona is proud of her, she will be

missed here… a free spirit now lost,

to take upon liberty’s saddle but empty

boots… the horse to show us the cost,

never will we soon forget… we will

always remember her as but a needle,

a tool of God’s love for all humanity…

sewing blankets of warmth to cuddle.

If there was anything that strikes me about Kayla Mueller it was the depth of her compassion… the ‘milk of human kindness’ she had encompassed to share of her life for those in dire need of ‘freedom, justice and peace.’ Kayla was a U.S. aid worker in Syria, working with Syrian refugees, when she disappeared Aug. 4th, 2013. It is still unclear how Kayla was given as a gift to one of the ISIL members [proof lives are still impacted by slavery (by Moslems) and raising further concerns]. It is also unclear as to the given circumstances, and claims by ISIL, surrounding Kayla’s death being attributed to the Jordanian airstrikes in Raqqa, Syria.

Articles by: the Washington Post, ABC News (first this one and then with a Presidential response here) and the Christian Science Monitor are found here.

It matters little how you package your belief... if the outlook and outcome are the same!

It matters little how you package your belief… if the outlook and outcome are the same!

“Catharsis Obscura”©

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Change is a road open and clear…

no obstructions or impediments,

it is unabated by familiarity…

comfortable is not conformed to

its experience when its unknown

but change can be welcomed for:

the newness of Spring, a season

beyond boundaries confined to or

the unlimited supply of optimism,

expressed by the potential for hope.

Change… what can be a breeze

to uplift a sullen soul or the sunlight

breaking through the fog of in-

difference… seldom embraced by

complacency or enjoyed by the

many faces mediocrity encourages,

and never looked for when the scope

of one’s view chooses not to look at

the horizon ahead as a destination…

unbarring the fruit of our current

hardship’s displeasure and the gain

of our risk to step toward change itself.

“There remain many loose ends from our discussion. Still, it emerges that the connection between change and inconsistency is deep, and that the case for inconsistencies in motion and other change is surprisingly robust.”

[ … above provided by this link, under,”9. Conclusion,” and the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.]

“It would be strange to claim that it is only our beliefs about the different types of activities that change.”

[This quote (above) comes by way of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy… found here.]

[The quotes below are from this link here.]

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.                                                                                               Mary Engelbreit

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.                                                   Harold Wilson

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.                                                                                            Confucius

The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.                                                                                                                                                                       Ellen Glasgow

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.                                                                                                                     Henri Bergson

What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.                                                                                                  Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960

Those who expect moments of change to be comfortable and free of conflict have not learned their history.                                                                                                     Joan Wallach Scott

God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it’s me.                                                                              Author Unknown

[This one is one of my own, below.]

“If one would fear change… then nothing changes. If the world changes and our views do not… we are either strong in our beliefs being from a higher calling or left shaking in our own boots to the fear of the change we see around us.” Russell D. Holder

There may be cause to change for the better, but have nothing to do with them that are given change.

To place one’s trust in Jesus is to                                                                                  open the door for radical change                                                                                    in the meaning of life itself.

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“The Broadest terms can come from the smallest trails”©

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What started with Rosa Parks, and a seat to be denied,

became the rally cry for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. heard,

from Billie Holiday (Lady Day) such sorrowful thoughts

became for Maya Angelou,”thoughts on the caged bird,”

there has always been a voice to be heard and speak

to the spirit within us all… that which can be moved to sing,

and we must reflect today, to grow, on this message true…

“I have a dream,” where liberty for all can grow to ring.

Beyond the road to Selma… today our Ferguson, there is hope to be found in the broader view of Human Rights. This transcends the color of a man/woman or his/her condition… to speak with the reverberation of such indignation taken to deny anyone of the fundamental ‘Human Rights’ we all deserve to embrace and enjoy as our own. If there has been anything Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would want us to remember… it should be seen as our commonality, being ‘Human.’ Equality was never meant to be found in a separate state… but one state, the state where equality is understood and acted on, and from, and through. God gives man the strength to stand and claim this loudly… with the feeling and determination to marvel at what He will bring us through- together.

Raise your hand to be counted... and raise your voice to be heard- help raise a Brother's conscience efforts in light of the history we know.

Raise your hand to be counted… and raise your voice to be heard- help raise a Brother’s conscience efforts in light of the history we know.

[Information on this image is currently available at the website below… ]

http://publicdomainclip-art.blogspot.com/2009/01/dr-martin-luther-king-jr.html

“The blood on our hands if we continue to pay (as a conscript) for forced abortion”© [This is I in a series of IV]

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With Republican control of both the Senate and the House… a push is going to force the issue of “taxpayer funded abortion” in the US. There has never been a need to cause such a vile use of taxpayer money in the US as this, something as unconscionable as: taxation without representation, concern for more than just terminating life… without regard for primary health concerns and or sanitation standards met, dutiful awareness and actions to be taken when something goes (horribly) wrong with the procedure and the follow-up plans in place, i.e. safe transport to a hospital of the patient, the physician being listed as Doctor able to use the facilities the patient has been moved to or (true) concern for the health and welfare of the patients undergoing such intrusively harmful and devastatingly stigmatizing events.

Left alone, planned parenthood (an oxymoron if ever I’ve heard one) would do nothing to fit in to the existing medical community other than mop up the blood left behind… and would not meet the sanitation codes facilities throughout the modern world ensure each and every day. Without oversight or lack of concern… if these buildings (where people that call themselves to be aptly trained and medically skilled) cannot meet the standard sanitation procedures kept at all other medical providers- they should be “SHUT DOWN.” The days of issuing a license to someone in a white coat without concern for the basic sanitation needed in rooms offered up to the public to be in, while going through a needed medical procedure (?)… there might as well be more concern in an alley with a coat hanger!

Don’t take my word for this… just look here and find the facts (in 2015) what is being proposed, and why. The next time someone uses the excuse (and I’d call it nothing more than that) for not believing in religion or God… is because innocents were killed- especially when they either cannot or do not associate this same thing today with abortion [and the number of innocents killed in this day and age]- poppycock! Furthermore, when I heard about President Obama openly declare,” … God bless Planned Parenthood,” it made me shiver in light of its racist origins and planned eugenics for the masses. This also made me wonder (in truth) what god he serves? Is this really just a “Reproductive Rights” issue… or is that a broad-brushing over the means to get rid of the: evidence, obligation and responsibility to a life unconcerned for- even their own?Here President Obama says ‘punished with a baby‘ but you must decide the context for yourself- after all the play this received.

Is there a difference to view here or are they both the same?

Is there a difference to view here or are they both the same?

Here is an article I wrote just after the Josef Mengele of US abortions, done by Planned Parenthood, Dr. Kermit Gosnell went to trial in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

https://inkedvocabulary.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/the-scissors-might-as-well-be-in-the-presidents-hands/

https://inkedvocabulary.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/shady-grove-remember-jennifer-morbelli-trusted-this-quack/

Where is the difference between between man and God found... between infinite and eternal or finite and temporary? This picture provided by 21stcenturywire.com

Where is the difference between between man and God found… between infinite and eternal or finite and temporary?
This picture provided by 21stcenturywire.com

Here's to a wonderful "97 years" of killing innocents... and knowing we are being forced (today) to pay for it!

Here’s to a wonderful “97 years” of killing innocents… and knowing we are being forced (today) to pay for it!

[Please note… I’m a Democrat- that’s right… a liberal (gasp).]

“A Casino Christmas”©

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In a Casino comes wealth and worry…

will I make the next hand or spin,

this is where life stops and chance

dictates whether loss or a big win,

for some… the weight bears down so

heavy and it stops being fun, it’s true,

but when we lose perspective the

dice seemed loaded… thru and thru,

find balance here and it’s best when we

can realize fun is but entertainment

or our view can be skewed to think we

must win… loss to cause resentment,

chance is fickle… where one loses and

another wins, sitting right next to us,

don’t lose it and think,”Why not me,”

before you treat others rudely and cuss,

find sights back to reality, our eyes open

as we look to what we do and how it is,

to know the better things in life, just like

Champagne, taste better with their fizz.

Wishing you the best this season can bring… Merry Christmas, 2014.

From a Blackjack Dealer’s heart, one proud to

work at the ‘Aquarius Casino Resort, Laughlin, Nv.’

Russ

A Casino Christmas!

A Casino Christmas!

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