Blackness Castle, aka Outlander Ft. William
Stefan Molyneux and Ezra Levant, a conservative Canadian free speech/human rights advocate, have a meandering conversation re the Christian genocide in Muslim countries, specifically Iraq. It’s long but very informative. Obviously this dire situation is not being covered by the fake news old media.
The Ugly Truth About Christian Genocide | Ezra Levant and Stefan Molyneux
Save the Christians of Iraq From Genocide
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And may I open by wishing those of us who’ve been stormed on last week a drier this week.
Will drink to that. 😉
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Thanks. We get wet here all week long. Right now it’s a drenching rain.
It’s been on and off a lot over the last two weeks, more than the usual summer popcorn showers we get. It’s not flood bad, it’s the constant mud.
We had over a week of sunshine. Time to pay the piper now.
NOLA city works is saying that despite their saying yesterday that all of the city’s many drainage pumps were working says today that about 10% were offline for maintenance. Also being pointed out was that drainage ports and catch basins in front of businesses and homes were, in many cases, blocked. Well now, there is a moral obligation for property owners to grab a bag and shovel and clean the catch basin in front of their properties but being New Orleans that ‘moral’ thingie is fungible and the city’s ethic is ‘let someone else do it’. My block cleaned them, even other’s if they couldn’t/wouldn’t and we never had a backup, even when we had the over-twenty-inches-in-24-hours event.
City also doesn’t enforce laws preventing property owners and lawn services from blowing cutting debris into the streets where they’re flushed into the drains. Oh yeah, garbage from trash pickup and the garbage many residents genetically dump into/onto the streets too, hence the on and off designation of the city being ‘America’s dirtiest city’.
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Guess you wouldn’t cheer for Ladysmith Black Mombazo’ song then?
Czar, thank you for your kindness…..a nice steady rain……soaking into the ground, my spirit…….
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There are many standing stones in Scotland and elsewhere in the British isles. “Craigh na Dun” doesn’t really have any.
The location is on private land at Tullochcroisk Farm (Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire) and you must ask permission to visit.
A “dun” is a small hill.
When I was little I thought a “virgin” was a small hill. You know “round yon virgin.”
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When I was very very little I asked my mom what a virgin was, she replied, “A woman who has not been touched by a man.” My response was “So there are no virgins?” I couldn’t imagine that anyone existed who had not at least been “touched” by a man.
momma did not consider the pediatrician a man?
in the South she would have said….”a woman that was tetched by a man”
I was a very literal child, I thought she literally meant touch, like hand someone change or shake hands, brush by on the sidewalk, kiss on the cheek, play tag, she was not too keen on clarity. My dad on the other hand was exacting in his words and demanded that we also use words precisely it was a very interesting dynamic in which to grow up.
I think you mean obstetrician, and maybe it was a woman. My mother’s ob was a woman.
My daughter had a female obstetrician who had a sense of humor. When my DIL gave birth, her daughter poked her head out with a full head of black hair, and the Dr. scooped her hair into a mohawk before the rest of her was delivered. .
……sounds like your DILs OB/GYN could also have blown about a 1.8 on a breathalyzer ..lol
That is DIL not daughter. Although I would be happy to claim her.
Yeah, my mom often confused me with answers like that. LOL
Children are very literal!
I thought it was a point of view.
“When you marry a woman, you want a version”
“When you marry a woman, you want a version” of an actual woman…given “transgenderism” & “sex change” (aka genital mutilation) surgery that’s now actually a real issue…sigh…
ok…..so as a little kid…they told me that we were all using the King James Version…..hey, if it pleases the King………
I wanted to say it was a small hole, but than realized that might be inappropriate, so have obviously restrained myself…
Yeah. Good thing you didn’t say that. 🙄
I puzzled for many Christmases over what a “yon virgin” was. Never dared ask.
I didn’t even think to ask.
We had an old Webster Dictionary, think it was 1945-47, My Dad used it, then taught us to use it. I was 7-8 yrs/d, when I looked up all of those words I didn’t understand……….
a “dung” is an elected official that hangs out on The Hill
original craighslist maybe? na?
Truth for the day from St. Augustine….
“I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: ‘Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden’.”
Plato nor Cicero ever met an obese woman in childbirth after 10 months of pregnancy then.
Here’s one for the special snowflakes.
They had their turn at bat and not one
hit; not one run scored. Total failure.
Perhaps this will dry their eyes and
realize, that unlike they, we do not
seek their extinction. We share a
common love of life. Ours is just
tempered with reality; but will kill
in a heartbeat if denied freedom.
There’s another piece of history I never watched. Awesome, indeed.
total desecration of a 1964 Lincoln 4 door convertible…I own one…would not let this crowd even NEAR it……Hair was about the dumbest musical ever made, IMO. Same fools that came up with Jesus Christ Superstar……
here….this says all that generation produced…gibberish…try running spell check on this beauty….
Gliddy glub gloopy
Nibby nabby noopy
La la la lo lo
Sabba sibby sabba
Nooby abba nabba
Le le lo lo
Tooby ooby walla
Nooby abba naba
the worst song in Hair…language offensive…on youtube if you want to see it…it makes the case…the hippy generation was merely about insulting anything adult or cultured.
One for Wooly… 😉
Oh, my! I must show this to Chef.
That’s why I call music.
Good Monday morning all. Having coffee while I patiently wait for nyet’s breakfast. Patiently.
Morning!!! I’m really hungry… will have a snack while I wait for Nyet’s breakfast.
I have bagels and cream cheese to offer Sand&Sea 🙂 (and of course tea!) .
Bless you, lovely! Sounds great!
popcorn and a diet Dr Pepper…..
Good morning Menagerie. Tea kettle is on.
Menag….I could just see you pattin your foot…so patiently….pattin…and pattin…and PATTIN…..AN………………..
Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! 🙂 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
Mornin’ partyzantski! 🙂 (Tom Collins)
Mornin’ texan59! 🙂 (Black & Tan)
Mornin’ ZurichMike! 🙂 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) 🙂 (Boilermaker)
Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) 🙂 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
Mornin’ czarowniczy! 🙂 (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! 🙂 (Irish Car Bomb)
Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) 🙂 🍸 (grasshopper)
Mornin’ tessa50! 🙂 🍸 (flaming volcano)
Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! 🙂 🍸 (sidecar)
Mornin’ varsityward! 🙂 (Godfather)
Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! 😀 (Mortlach)
Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) 🙂 (Roy Rogers)
Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) 🙂 (Classic Daiquiri)
Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 (Gin & Tonic)
Mornin’ Sha! 🙂 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! 🙂 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) 🙂 (Blackberry wine)
Mornin’ The Tundra PA! 🙂 🍸 (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
Mornin’ lovely! 🙂 (Backdraft)
Mornin’ michellc! 🙂 🍸 (Salty dog)
Mornin’ auscitizenmom! 🙂 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! 🙂 🍸 (White Russian)
Mornin’ Auntie Lib! 🙂 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
Mornin’ holly100! 🙂 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
Mornin’ Pam! 🙂 (Not even water)
Mornin’ Ms.Tee! 🙂 🍸 (Mojito)
Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! 🙂 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll 🙂 (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
Mornin’ Monroe! 🙂 (Stinger)
Mornin’ Les! 🙂 (Rusty Nail)
Mornin’ shiloh1973! 🙂 (Jack Daniels)
Mornin’ TexasRanger! 🙂 (Whiskey Smash)
Mornin’ Ziiggii! 🙂 (B52)
Mornin’ oldiadguy! 🙂 (Rum & Coke)
Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) 🙂 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
Mornin’ derk! (“Stellars”) 🙂 🍸 (Kamikaze)
Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson 🙂 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
Mornin’ facebkwallflower! 🙂 (Night Train Express)
Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) 🙂 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
Mornin’ sandandsea2015! 🙂 🍸 (1961 Château Montrose)
Mornin’ amwick! 🙂 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
Mornin’ hocuspocus13! 🙂 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
Mornin’ Sloth1963! 🙂 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) 🙂 (Albanian Raki Moskat)
Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! 🙂 (Hot Buttered Rum)
Mornin’ joshua! 🙂 (Mudslide)
Mornin’ John Denney! 🙂 (RumChata)
Mornin’ litenmaus! 🙂 (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! 🙂 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 (Smoking Bishop)
Mornin’ patternpuzzler! 🙂 🍸 (Old Lady)
Mornin’ Senatssekretär FREISTAAT DANZIG! 🙂 (Red Russian)
Mornin’ G-d&Country! 🙂 🍸 (Blind Russian)
Mornin’ Gary! 🙂 (Yuengling)
Mornin’ valeriecurren! 🙂 🍸 (Flaming Sambuca)
Mornin’ Lucille! 🙂 🍸 (Peach Schnapps)
Mornin’ Lburg! 🙂 🍸 (Lburg lemonade)
Mornin’ whiners and complainers! 😛 (No drink for you!)
Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
Mornin’ to all you lurkers! 😕
Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance!
NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!
Cinnamon rolls for coffee!
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Extra crispy bacon and cinnamon rolls! Yessssss! Thank you and good morning, Nyet! Morning all!
Nyet, last time you posted cinnamon rolls I had to go out and get one. They look so good! Thank you!
Good morning everybody! Have a deplorable day!
Good morning Nyet 🙂 .
Why Thank you Nyet! Looks delicious – as usual – and far too much for me this morning!
“Pray for peace and grace and spiritual food,
For wisdom and guidance, for all these are good,
but don’t forget the potatoes.” ~ John Tyler Pettee, ‘Prayer and Potatoes’
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I’m guessing John Tyler Pettee was Irish?
Well Auscitizenmom, I couldn’t really find a lot of information about him! I did find this link to one of his poems which is funny and poignant at the same time.
Here is one verse:
He prayed for patience, for wisdom, and grace;
But when he prayed, “O Lord, give her peace,”
She audibily sighed, “Give potatoes;”
And at the end of each prayer that he said,
He heard, or thought that he heard, in its stead, the same request for potatoes.
Based solely on a gut reaction, I’d say that yes, he was Irish.
I think I came to that conclusion for the same reason you did. LOL
…and instead of Potatoes, the Lord sent her a bushel of peas…….
as opposed to the bushel of pee we could collect around here with Josiah’s catheter!
Rev John Tyler Pettee
Birth: Sep. 5, 1822
Death: Feb. 7, 1907
New Haven County
Minister, amateur astronomer, Meriden School superintendent, teacher, principal, poet, judge of probate, town selectman. 1843 graduate of Wesleyan University.
Son of John Tyler and Eshter Hewes Pettee. Married Mariette Roxanne Clark on Oct 26, 1843. They had one child, Emily Parker Pettee.
And, he really liked potatoes.
Ahh, breakfast. Mornin’ Nyet, everyone. 🙂
I smote those cinnebons immediately….
Nye!!!!!!!!!! Morning Everyone!!!!!!!!! I’m digging in!!!! Thank you thank you!!!!!!
Finally a truly balanced breakfast–aka Mostly Bacon!
nyet, can I apply to have that Bailey’s Irish cream changed to Gentleman Jack? I’m not a fan of Bailey’s.
Processing application…. Pending financial review. Please call the number on the back of your card. Press 1 for Guido in collections…..
What’s the charge for making a change? And, how long will it take?
Wait, what? How much do you have on hand? Is the supply replenishable? What’s the turnaround time?
Guess I’ll type for those satiating. 😉
Another great spread, Nyet. Thank you.
Thanks!!! Time to eat… grab a plate ImpeachEmAll. 🙂
Warning: Ugly picture of Hillary at wedding this weekend. Where DOES she get these ugly getups? She looks like a moonie.
Someone on lucianne suggests that this is the “Maude” look.
wonder is she has a packet of Hot Sauce in that tiny lil ole purse?
It’s better than her ugly pantsuits. And it’s not blaze orange or electric lime green.
And, there’s Huma right behind her. 🙄
It looks like a kaftan like the Muslim babe wore in the UK Miss Universe Great Britain beauty pageant because it is against her religion to wear a bikini. But then Billy Boy is wearing a matching kippah. Such gross disingenuous conniving people.
My best guess as to why TheBeast wears glorified bags is that she is overweight and extremely vain and she thinks hiding in a muumuu detracts from her bulges.
They are so fake and despicable.
Yep. Like snow covered dung.
Hehe! I’ve never heard that one!
who is the white haired loony cretin with too long trousers staggering along beside her?
And unshined shoes…..rent a tuxedo…..
Dang! Wide load coming through!!!! 🚛🚛🚛
Did somebody from NYDOT issue that wide load and over weight permit?
Hehe! I know it wasn’t very nice of me, but when it comes to Shrillary… I can’t seem to help myself!
Thought it was her patient gown……..
does the Secret Service haul her booze stash for her?
Did they throw hillary
in the van, again? 😉
It’s seldom the actual outfit that’s terrible. On many another woman this and a number of her other ensembles would look fine and appealing. It’s the person inside the clothing that lends the air of ugliness to whatever she puts on.
BTW, she and Bill really DO deserve each other. I honestly think that being in their presence, knowing their characters and criminality, would make me physically sick.
Double BTW, guess Huma still can’t let go.
Triple BTW, the three seem really happy in their belief that their crimes will never be outed in a court of law. May they start getting their comeuppance very soon!
It’s not the outfit. It’s that she doesn’t seem to know what to where that is appropriate for her. She’s short and squat, and that clothing just emphasizes the fact.
Praying for the day that they pay for their crimes against humanity.
Here’s hoping they all get picked up for various violations hours after they walk out of jail and get put right back in….
50 “homegrown violent jihadists” to be released in US between now and 2026
August 7, 2017 9:54 AM By Robert Spencer
You Won’t be able to listen to these songs in the same way again.
I was almost on the floor, I was laughing so hard.
I’ve known Iranians who hated the Ayatollahs and were able to get out of that hateful nation. They were Christians of Armenian descent who came to Iran before the fall of the Shah (whose outster is thanks to Jimmy Carter), only to get caught up in a regime every bit as horrible as the Soviet regime they escaped.
That these Christian Iranians are now being persecuted in America is despicable….
“Iran monitoring activities of Iranian Christians in U.S., Europe”
August 6, 2017 by Robert Spencer
Watching a local news piece on how California now has summer camps for transgender and fluid gender children as young as four years old. Seems the numbers of trans/fluid gender children are going up as they are being found at younger ages now by experts trained to look for them.
We used to arrest guys like that, we called them ‘chicken hawks’. At four years old I didn’t know what I wanted for lunch.
True, but it’s where we’re at. Commentator said that interested parties in Louisiana have called the camp as they are interested in starting one not more here. Wonder if we’ve arrested any of those interested parties?
‘One or more…’…appears autocomplete’s as disgusted as I am.
LOL Czar, I never know if it is autocomplete or one of those colorful, interesting, NOLA ways of speaking.
NOLA’s starting to sound like Nebraska what with all of the post-K imports. Soon we’ll have a booming bidnezz in teaching the newbies to talk so the oldbies can unnuhstan ’em.
I knew at 5 I didn’t want to be a boy, but I saw a neighbor boy’s penis. So, if somebody had asked me I would have probably told them I wanted one of those. I mean, they just looked so handy. 🙄
Down, Nyet, down. Joshua…self control. As for me I’m going to go over and write: “I will not be tempted into moderation” 500 times on a Magic Slate.
need a little musical coolin off period to totally redirect the drift going on here….
Jack told Jill that
he had something
she did not. He then
showed her. So, she
dropped her draws,
pointed, and told him
that her mother told
her that with of these,
she could get all of
those she desired. 😉
there was a young gay man from Calhoun
who took a young lesbian to his room.
They argued…all night.
Over who had the RIGHT
To do what….and with which…..and to whom…
Burma Shave sign that was never on any US highway.
It’s National Lighthouse Day – This is Eldred Rock Lighthouse, Alaska
Read the history of Eldred Rock Lighthouse at http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=828
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Trump-haters can’t help themselves, creating Trump voters in New Jersey
By Thomas Lifson – August 6, 2017
From my husband today in email…hopefully this may encourage someone! Blessings, Valerie
“Subject: Something..and somewhere
Here is the lyrics to that [Phil] Keagy song I was tellng you about…
Take my picture, steal my soul
Put me somewhere, where You’re in control
Call me something ..you understand
But you cannot never doubt a journeyman
I’m neither this nor that, I’m not here nor there
I’m in between something… something.. and somewhere
Well I would like to say everything works just one way
and I’m sorry ..but I can’t..
Guess all the answers, are not in my command
So I’ll fly with what I know, but step lightly where I land
A pilgrim in progress, A wish that’s on the way, Hidden for the moment, But this is where I am today..[VC note, this line was in large letters]
Great song.. describes me..even us just a bit..
Michael & I were just talking about this & he said he couldn’t find these lyrics online, so he was actually listening to this song & wrote down the lyrics, except for the bridge. He found that in a comments section on a Keaggy album on Amazon…so this was definitely a labor of love–fyi
Hi,it’s Stella. No Internet. Hope to be back soon.
Looks like my internet is fixed. That was fast. It was a loss in the neighborhood, so I don’t know what happened.
Update on racer, he had his first surgery today, doctor said he did well, vitals all stayed good without medication. They cleaned, scraped and all that. He”s not out of the woods yet and is still in critical but stable condition. The racing community is pulling together and there are several different fundraisers happening. His next surgery is Wednesday.
Lovely, I talked to the family today while we were waiting for him to come out of surgery and the hospital has a hospitality building where they can stay and/or shower. His daughter and parents aren’t ready to leave the hospital though. I learned more about his childhood today and see he”s like many of these guys and gals and was born with racing in their blood. I asked his daughter today if she would climb back into a car and without hesitation she said she would.
That’s good news! I hope things continue to improve.
All good things. All hopeful. I’m pleased that the hospital has a hospitality building, that is wonderful. I understand the parents not wanting to leave. What a journey lies ahead 🙏🏼.
I asked his daughter today if she would climb back into a car and without hesitation she said she would.
We are who we are. I hope his skin is elastic enough that he can continue his passion.
I am new to this racing world, but have came to love it . my daughter married a racer who I love as a son. He rolled his car this year and about gave me a heart attack. He was racing two different classes of cars at the time and went and climbed in the other car for the next race. I asked him if he was sure he wanted to do that and he looked at me like I had grown two heads and told me that was a soft roll.I told him after this I would continue to support him because I know how much he loves it, but for awhile I will be a nervous wreck.
Yep it is like serious Harley riders if they survive they ride. I believe it is Willie Davidson who severely damaged his leg in a bike accident so now he rides a 3 wheeler. He is 84 years old.
I know some bikers come home and say “Ok” “I won, I’ve seen enough” then they literally lay their bike down and never ride again. I wonder if it is the same for some race car drivers.
I hope your young friend continues to heal.
I’m sure some do. I am sure some though never lose the yearning. I know for awhile our racer quit racing because he couldn’t afford to do it, then when he got into position to afford it twas too far to get to the nearest Sprint track on time when he got home from work. Our local track is stock and modified cars and he could hear the cars every weekend and finally told my daughter it was killing him hearing the cars. She told him he could race if he wanted. At first he wasn’t sure about racing something different, but it lasted about a week before he started looking for a car. Now my grandson wants a sprint car. I am not looking forward to that and keep hoping he’ll outgrow it, but he keeps asking more often instead of less often. Even at two he has it all figured out, he will have a green car with daddy’s number and sister will have a pink car with daddy’s number. When we tell him sister might not want to race, he tells us she told him she wants to and she wants a pink Sprint car. Lol.
He’s a mess. We saw a newborn at the hospital yesterday, two nurses wheeled the baby into the elevator with us. He asked me what that was and I told him a baby, then they got off and he asked where they were taking him. I told him to his mama and he said to his mama and I told him no to the baby’s mama and then he said he didn’t want it going to mommy, cause mommy says her don’t want a bunch of babies.
LOL You gotta be careful what you say around those little ears.
It’s him that doesn’t want more babies. Lol He has a wild imagination and a huge vocabulary. You never know what is going to come out of his mouth.
Your grandson sounds like he is fabulous and sharp as a tack.
If he races, he races, it’s all he really knows right now so something else may catch his fancy. It is so hard to see our loved ones path when it isn’t a safe one. My kids go to Europe often last time they got back to the US on Bastille day. I just pray and hope for the best. But I wish they would go to less terrorist friendly destinations.
Let go and let God is near impossible when it comes to our children.
I’ll be watching for a pink car in about 20 years! 🙏🏼❤️
I had gotten to the point where I wasn’t a nervous wreck before every race. After this it will be awhile before I can watch without being worried. As for the grandson, I’ve been hoping for awhile he outgrows it. I can say his daddy tries to discourage him and tells him he can just watch. He always says he will watch and then race when he’s 5. We have no idea where 5 came from. Lol
I hope he continues to improve as well, but it will be a long road to recovery. He now has pneumonia, but they say that is common with burn patients, especially when they have a breathing tube. They said he will be kept sedated for a week and he will remain in the hospital for at least a month.
It is hard on the family to accept help, they said they were grateful, but it makes them uncomfortable and they aren’t sure how their dad will feel about it. We told them to accept it because they will need it and people want to help.
This might be too soon, but there is a book called “Love Greg & Lauren” (I believe) about the recovery of a burn victim/patient who was severely burned in the 9/11 attacks. It is mostly a series of emails Greg sent out to family & friends about his wife Lauren’s situation. I found it quite inspiring as a parent of a child with complex medical needs & also because it allowed me as an outsider to have an inside look at one family’s journey to healing following that brutal terroristic assault on our nation.
May the Lord continue to pour out His healing mercies, grace, comfort, peace, & joy (in the midst of sorrows) for all involved with the racer. Blessings
He has taken a turn for the worse, they say it’s all part of the process and not something they can’t deal with. Some of it because of the burns and they did discover he had fractures after saying scans didn’t show any and medication to keep him paralyzed and the ventilator. His lungs have more fluid, kidneys not working as well as they could and they had to remove muscle that was dying and blocking blood flow.
I’ve never dealt directly with burn scenarios so all of this info sounds scary & overwhelming. If you haven’t yet done so I would encourage you to put some of the details on the Conservative Treehouse Prayer Request page here:
There are many people that read & pray for others using that forum. Quite a few of them let me know that they were praying for my son during his recent surgery…and many of them are also on the StellasPlace page.
Thank you for sharing updates about the situation so that we can also lift it to the Lord. God Bless…
Each St. Vincent group is the governed by the same sett of rules but each group also has a lot of autonomy. We helped one family by sitting with their daughter who needed a feeding tube (4 years old) while the mom sat in the Neonatal care center with their newborn premature infant. This went on for a couple of months, we organized mess for the family. So it is a resource for them now, while they are there and when they get home, as to not knowing how they’ll accept help from strangers or how he himself would feel about it, tell him they can pay it forward or accept it as a gracious gift of God’s love. I do understand the hesitancy to accept help, but all of this is beyond their control, they aren’t asking and this is why God made more than one person.
Christ Has No Body
By St. Teresa of Avila
Christ has no body now on earth but yours, No hands but yours, No feet but yours, Yours are the eyes through which is to look out Christ’s compassion to the world;
Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good; Yours are the hands with which he is to bless men now.
They are only accepting Christ’s hand. There is no shame in that.
I love this. 🙂
I think they’re cut from the same cloth I am, so I kind of understand how hard it is and although it’s a great thing I think they’re a little overwhelmed with how many are trying to help. There are good people in the racing world, racers across the country are donating winnings, panels to be auctioned off, plus motor parts, car parts, tools, you name it.
Today has been a rough day for them, because it’s been a bad day for him. From what I’ve been reading the third day is always the worst day. His lungs have filled with fluid, which they say is common because he’s sedated and has been given medicine to keep him basically paralyzed and breathing for him. He had to be given blood, I never knew burn patients needed blood. He had to have dying muscle removed from his arm. The 72 hour mark is about up, I am hoping and praying he will be on the uphill side now. I know he has a long way to go, but it just seems today was a very downhill day.
One blessing to come out of this is tracks are looking at what they can do better. I have seen several say at a minimum now track workers will be in firesuits. Racers are taking safety equipment more seriously. So hopefully they will be buying the highest rating suits, shoes, gloves, etc they can buy. I have saw many of them who will race in bluejeans and regular shoes and wear mechanic gloves, the only thing they will wear is the fire jacket because that is all the track can see once they’re in the car.
Prayers will continue.
Last update before I go to bed and will be out of pocket most of day tomorrow. They have hiim more stabilized now, but they can’t do anymore surgeries until his lungs are doing better.
If someone replies and I don’t reply back it’s because I am on my phone and I miss some or the stupid thing won’t let me.
The bell thing also doesn’t stay red when there is a reply and remembering to check doesn’t always happen.
I think my bell thing just says “Hey, I’m over here.”
That’s really good to hear. Will keep praying for him.
For the faithful Moslem, there are five prayer obligations per day: Fajr at sunrise; Zuhr at noon; Asr at shortly before sunset; Maghrib at sunset; and Isha at night.
Today I did a bit of research on their prayer rituals and came up with some questions. Not wishing to give their websites any traffic, I don’t know if they would have the answers, but sincerely doubt it.
If you are a Moslem in the U.S. military stationed in Afghanistan, do you get time off from killing the enemy at all prayer times during the day? Or do you get to bunch the approximate one hour’s worth of daily prayers into one prayer time before you sack out?
How do they purify themselves (via ritual water washing called “Wudu” meaning “ablution”) before praying? Do they carry portable Wudu units around with them? BTW, passing gas negates the ablution and you have to start all over again!
Do the men also haul their prayer rugs around when on a mission?
This photo shows a formal Wudu station located on the Jewish Temple site in Jerusalem… https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5d/TM_washing.JPG/1024px-TM_washing.JPG . Somehow I don’t think they have such installations at the various outposts or inside the wire at the large camps.
I do know they get special food in jails, and even in prison are able to observe Ramadan. In the same prisons Catholic priests have limited access to provide mass and the Sacraments to Catholic inmates.
I’m not making any statements about what a prisoner is entitled to. I have no knowledge of how they operate, and how difficult it is to provide access to priests, rabbis, ministers, or imams. But I am damned sure saying that Muslims get special treatment and shouldn’t.
Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.
Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.
Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.
Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.
We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.
In Jesus name, we pray. Amen
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