Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Pray for Rush Limbaugh

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If you, like me, are a fan of the Rush Limbaugh radio show, you are saddened to hear  his latest news.  Rush was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.  He announced it on his radio show and you can read his statement on his website

What a thrill it was to see him receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom during the State of the Union address last week.  This is the highest civilian award an American citizen can receive and it is well deserved.  God bless President Trump for his actions to recognize Rush's love and actions to preserve the USA.

I started listening to his show in 1989, and read his book The Way Things Ought To Be.  I was so happy to hear him every day because he agreed with me about things happening in our government.  George H. W. Bush was president at that time, and the Democrats were attacking him and causing hate and discontent just like they do with every Republican president.


I've heard it said by media elites that Rush shapes public opinion, but I disagree.  On the contrary, he expresses my conservative opinions.  He is a true patriot and encourages those of who love America.

Please join me in praying for Rush's complete recovery.  You can encourage him on Facebook, Twitter, through his website, and by sending a personal card or letter by mail to Rush at this address:

The Rush Limbaugh Show
125 West 55th Street
10th Floor
New York, NY10019

Friday, February 7, 2020

Thankful Thursday - So Much Winning



Wow! What a week! And so much to be thankful for!

First, and foremost, I'm thankful that  President Trump has been acquitted in the sham impeachment trial.  It's shameful what the Democrats have done to him and his family.  I pray for President Trump and his family daily, especially for their strength, because they are at the forefront of this fight to save America.  God bless him, Melania, and all who are in the battle.

Over the  past weeks of the trial, I have consistently prayed and remembered this Scripture:  "Some trust in horses and some in chariots, but we will trust in the Name of Adonai."  I replace the word horse with senators and the word chariots with lawyers.  Why? Because I know, from past experience, that God can make a way where there seems to be no way.  My faith is not in Trump or anyone in this fight but in my mighty, all-powerful God.  How things turn out is in His hands.  I thank Him for having mercy on us this week.

I'm also thankful that we can watch the impeachment trial on the internet.  I didn't say television because not all of the major networks covered it, and I think that's shameful.  We are watching history play out right before our eyes, Gail-Friends.  I'm so thankful for other news sources besides the biased, alphabet television news.  I gave up on those news outlets many, many years ago because I see them as propaganda machines for the progressive agenda that is trying to fundamentally change America.   We have options now because of the internet:  CSPAN covers government hearings and events and archives the videos.  I'm thankful for YouTube (although they are notorious for censoring and removing conservative videos).  We have the websites of Breitbart News, One America News, and Right Side Broadcasting who report the news with a conservative viewpoint.

I'm grateful for the president's State of the Union Address on Tuesday night.  I loved seeing the recognition of America's heroes and especially the presentation of the Medal of Freedom for Rush Limbaugh.  I enjoyed hearing about the accomplishments of President Trump over the past year, and I'm thankful that he is keeping the promises he made in his campaign.  It's so great to have a president who believes in the American ideals I grew up with, and who encourages excellence and individual effort to be outstanding.  God bless him for turning his back on Obama's doom and gloom about America being finished.  Our country is roaring back to life in so many ways and I give God the glory for all of it.

I had a conversation with a friend about President Trump this week.  We both agreed that he has some very rough edges and often says things we find objectionable.  But this is how I look at it:

There is a famous artist and author that I dearly love.  I have her art and her books in my home and they bring me great enjoyment.  Sadly, she is a very liberal Democrat.  She hates Republicans and she hates Trump.  She loves Obama and Hillary Clinton.  She's a proponent of baby murder.  I never knew her political views until recently when she posted about it on her blog.  She's alienated many of her followers and clients because of this, including me.  I will never give her another penny because I don't want to support her in her efforts to destroy America.  But I still love her art and her books.  But I will only buy them second hand - so that she can make no profit from me.  I pray for her to have eyes to see and ears to hear the truth.  I pray for her to know Messiah Yeshua and to obey His Word.  I pray for her to completely turn to Adonai, the God of the Universe and follow His ways.

I pray the same for President Trump.  I don't like some aspects of his personality and I can't, and won't, defend his brashness and profanity.  But I love what he's doing for my country.  That's what I support because he's doing a fantastic job of making America great again.

I also remember that we are all on a journey.  I have been blinded in the past.  I said and did things that I'm ashamed of now.  I've repented, and thank God for His forgiveness through Yeshua.  I did not understand things about God and His Word that I see clearly now.  So, I pray for people like Trump and "the artist."  I pray for them to be humbled and to turn to God.  I pray for them to know the life that results when one follows Him whole-heartedly.

Another thing I'm grateful for this week is that evil is being exposed.  This is an answer to my prayer.  During the President's SOTU address, the Democrats refused to stand up or applaud for all of the good things mentioned in that speech.  It was shameful.  Their hate of America was on full display for all to see.  And the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi was on camera the whole time, making faces and shaking her head "no" on almost every point.  She was signaling the Democrats what to do and not do.  And at the end, she tore up her copy of the president's speech to show her pure contempt of him and his message.  Through her actions, she also showed contempt for all the good done over the past year, and of the wonderful heroes like Rush Limbaugh.  It was shocking!

Well, you may say, do I pray for Nancy Pelosi and show her the same tolerance as Trump and the artist?  Yes, I pray for her, but I also recognize the pure evil on full display.  Discernment and wisdom are equally important in this fight, Gail-Friends.  There's a difference between someone being immature in their faith and someone who has an agenda straight from Hell.
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Strong words, right?  I say that because abortion is murder.  Adultery, homosexuality, transgenderism, pedophilia, and other sexual aberrations are clearly defined in the Bible as sin.  The Democrat party embraces, promotes, and even glorifies these horrible sins.   They also support illegal immigration, civil unrest, and disrespect of our military and police force. 

And so, my friends, I must ask the question -- how can you say you are a follower of Yeshua and be unequally yoked with the platform and actions of the Democrats?  Please think about it.  Research it for yourself.  Look up what the Democrat party stands for (their platform) and then search the Scriptures to see if that platform aligns with God's Word.

I'm so grateful we live in a country where we can stand up against evil and work to end actions that are damaging to our families, neighbors, states, and beloved country.  It is our civic and spiritual duty, and we must take it very seriously.  The Democrats do -- and they are very active in their pursuit of changing America. 

We cannot rest on our laurels because of this wonderful victory.  We must pray and put feet to our prayers.  I'll post more about that in the days ahead.  Like Esther, we were born for such a time as this.



Thursday, January 30, 2020

Thankful Thursday - I (ALMOST) Met Fabian Yesterday!

Isn't he the cutest??
Did you have a crush on a teen idol while growing up?  I sure did.  All of my friends loved Elvis back then, but Fabian (not Elvis) was my dream-boat-singer-crush when I was a nine-year-old, 4th-grade schoolgirl. I carried his picture everywhere and gazed at it dreamily many times a day.  Then I slept with that picture under my pillow at night.  Fabian* was my first love and I loved him deeply -- as deeply as a 4th-grader could, I'm sure.  

So, you might ask, are you still in love with Fabian?  Well, no, but I still think he's the dreamiest.  And yesterday, I ALMOST got to meet him.

Jem came home from work and said, "I've got a surprise for you, so sit down."  I dutifully sat down and listened to his story:

While he was at the museum, someone told him Fabian was there.  So, Jem started looking for him and found him at the entrance, just about to walk out the door.  

Jem stopped him and said, "Hey, Fabian, my wife has a big crush on you!" 

So, Fabian turned around, smiled (I can just imagine it -- I would have fainted!), and said, "Well, tell her thanks!"

At this point, I said, "WHY didn't you call me so I could come over there and meet him????????????" 

He explained that Fabian was with a group of people and they were ready to leave.  So. . . my dear, sweet husband asked for an autograph!  Jem's my new crush : )

Fabian even asked how to spell my name (sigh...)


I'm thankful for my autograph AND for my husband who seems to always be in the right place at the right time to meet celebrities.  Here's a partial list:


As a child, he met Tom Mix (cowboy movie actor) at the Lone Star Brewery in San Antonio, TX while taking a tour with his parents.

Also while growing up, he met the great Claire Chenault, commander of the Flying Tigers. He gets stars in his eyes when he talks about this.

He met Air Force General, Curtis Lamaye, who ran as Barry Goldwater's VP.  His wife was Jem's schoolteacher in the 6th grade. 


While living in Miami as an adult, Jem met:

Angelo Dundee who was the famous boxer Mohammed Ali's fight manager, as well as boxer Jake LaMotta, aka Raging Bull, and his wife, Vicki.  Speaking of sports, he also met Ted Henderson, aka Hollywood, pro-football player for the Oakland Raiders.
  
Jem met his favorite opera singer, the great Pavoratti when his neighbor invited him over to eat spaghetti one night (long story).

And . . . the notorious bank robber, Willie Sutton (that's a REALLY long story!).

While there, Jem had several small roles in several movies and met these stars: Bruce Dern and Charleton Heston (Black Sunday), Christopher Walken (Dogs of War).

He was in films (Supper Fuzz and Go For It) with  Terrence Hill, Bud Spence, and Andrew Prine (whose mother was Jem's next-door neighbor). Jem had a role in both films and got beat up by a roller derby queen in Go For It  (long and very funny story).


While in France, he met movie stars,  Rex Harrison and Ursula Andress.

More recently, he met and got great photos with Astronaut John Glen and two of the Tuskeegee Airmen, Col. Hiram Mann and Chappy James. 

And last, but actually first, he met television actress, Gail Storm when he was just a newborn baby.  Miss Storm was doing a tour at the base where his father was stationed and visited people in the base hospital.  Jem's mom was there!   So. . . Golden Boy Jem started and ended with a Gail.  Don't ya love it?
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Visit Fabian's website -  http://fabianforte.net/

and here's a video of Fabian singing Turn Me Loose.  

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Thankful Thursday - Happy New Year, Y'all



Happy New Year, Gail-Friends!

I took a long holiday vacation, didn't I?  We enjoyed a happy time celebrating both Hanukkah and Christmas, then welcoming in the new year.  Doesn't "2020" sound absolutely futuristic?  I'm thankful to have lived long enough to see it.  My prayer for the new year is to have 20/20 vision about what Adonai wants me to do. 

Our Hanukkah party was a lot of fun.  I always enjoy seeing all the families bring and light their menorahs.  The glowing candles make for a beautiful sight as we remember the miracle of the oil and Yeshua our Messiah as the light of the world.  Here are a few highlights of our celebration:




As always, we had lots of yummy foods - especially the traditional ones made with oil, aka DONUTS!
Like every year in the past, I made my Hanukkah menorah dip**   (scroll to the end of this post for the recipe)
After the Hanukkah lighting, we ate a great meal together


Some played dreidl and ate lots of chocolate gelt.

After we ate, we did something different.  We had a concert.

Rabbi played Christmas carols on his psaltry

Lisbet, one of our lovely ladies, sang the song, Mary Did You Know


Wendy, Holly, and Barry led us in singing Christmas carols.

Kevin played a Christmas carol on the violin

I'm glad to report that our doxie is doing much better now.  She's full of energy and doing her best to keep our cat baby in check.  That's not easy.  Toonie Woo, Esq. is a scamp when he's not napping. 

Toonie Woo, Esq. sunbathing

As Messianic believers, we are blessed to be able to combine Hanukkah and Christmas.  Haleluyah!

I mentioned at the beginning of this post that I desire 20/20 vision for what Hashem wants me to do.  I'm praying for guidance as a wife and homemaker, a rebbetzin, a mother and grandmother, and as a writer, poet, and artist.  I'm feeling an urgency to compile my writing, both short, inspirational stories and poems, into books.

I'm grateful to have been able to publish Golden Musings, a collection of my poetic worship, and Golden Moments. a collection of lessons learned through prayer  I 've written so many other poems and stories over the years that I want to compile, so I have lots of work ahead of me, Gail-Friends.  One task is to go back through my journals (1984 - present). 

Oh, and by the way, Golden Moments is on sale right now.  You can save $2.00 on the print copy!

Prayers and blessings to you all, Gail-Friends, and have a great week.  I'll be posting on a more regular basis again, Lord willing. 

**You can find my recipe for the Hanukkah menorah dip HERE.

Whadda ya think Rabbi is thinking???