The Truth About R.I.P.

The Truth About R.I.P.

I have heard it said that celebrities die in three’s.  Recent weeks would attest to the fact that this is not true.  The latest, sadly, is Carrie Fisher of Star Wars fame.  The world has lost a beloved icon, and everywhere you turn you see people wishing her well…R.I.P. Carrie Fisher.  The cold, hard truth is that there isn’t any “rest in peace” for her or anyone else who has not received Jesus as their Savior.  Right at this moment, I have just infuriated probably every person reading this.  You are thinking, or probably saying, that I am a cold-hearted _________, fill in the blank.  The truth is exactly the opposite.  I am absolutely devastated that Carrie has gone.  I have cried my heart out, and will again.  But I don’t cry because she was Carrie Fisher, superstar.  I cry because she was Carrie Fisher, sinner, not saved by grace, and not in Heaven with Jesus right now, and there is nothing anymore that can be done about it.  She is not resting at peace.  Instead, she is tormented.  And I am sorry to say all this.  But the truth is, I don’t care that you may be offended.  If that is what it takes to get your attention, then so be it.  The cold, hard fact is that if you don’t ask Jesus to be your Savior, then your soul will live in torment for eternity, too.  There is no peace in that. 60 years is too young, and so is your age, whatever it is- whether you are 15 or 90.  Death can come at any time. ...
Political Prediction of 2017– Refining Unions– A Cindy’s Corner Statement

Political Prediction of 2017– Refining Unions– A Cindy’s Corner Statement

Do you belong to a union?   Because many people aren’t members when they hear of bias in the news they turn a deaf ear.   However, if you buy clothes, eat food, travel, go to schools, pay taxes, drive cars, take public transportation, unions affect your daily routines, and you are involved with multiple unions through your tax dollars. Many people voted for Donald Trump, even union members, because of the changes he plans to improve our quality of life and international security and status.  Many of the issues on the 100-day agenda and Republican National Committee platform will change the definition of the modern day union as we know it. Look at the choices for his cabinet members. From the Secretary of State, through many advisors and ambassadors, most have a record of free trade, pro-American production, and sales in the international community. Trump’s recent tweets and subsequent meetings and agreements with the heads of Boeing and Hewlett-Packard, and his saving jobs with Carrier has put union bosses’ power in jeopardy.   Randi Weingarten, head of the American Federation of Teachers, and the earliest endorser of Hillary Clinton has been one of the most vocal critics of President-Elect Donald Trump, and one with the most to lose.  Weingarten plays the woman “card,” the racist “card,” the immigration “card,” the electoral college vote “card,” and she has falsely claimed that the United States does not spend enough money on each child “card” to try and rally her members. She is the perfect example of a leader of a union that no longer connects with those she leads and...
This Day in History – December 27

This Day in History – December 27

December 27 1512 – The Spanish issue the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regards to native Indians in the New World 1571 – German astronomer and mathematician Johannes Kepler is born 1657 – Flushing Remonstrance petition signed in the Dutch colony of New Netherland protesting a ban on Quaker worship 1780 – Colonel William Washington leads nearly 275 troops to destroy a force of 250 British Loyalists under the command of Colonel Thomas Waters, who were responsible for terrorizing Patriots in the Fairforest Creek area of South Carolina, while they were camping at Hammond’s Store 1822 – French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur is born 1825 – The first public railway using steam locomotion is completed in England between Stockton and Darlington 1829 – Southern abolitionist Hinton Helper is born 1831 – Charles Darwin departs Plymouth on the HMS Beagle, headed to the Galapagos Islands, amongst others, where Darwin will form his theories on evolution 1845 – Dr. Crawford W. Long gives ether to his wife during childbirth, becoming the first person to use anesthesia during childbirth 1846 – Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan’s “Doniphan’s Thousand,” or army of volunteers, wins a major victory in the war with Mexico by occupying El Paso 1862 – Union General William Rosecrans’ army starts the march toward Murfreesboro, Tennessee 1864 – Defeated Confederate Army of Tennessee finishes the crossing of the Tennessee River while General John Bell Hood’s force retreats into the Mississippi 1895 – The “Stagger Lee” murder took place in a St. Louis, Missouri barroom that will go on to inspire a song that will be sung...