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Come and Be Uplfted

There comes a time when you have to say enough is enough. My outrage meter wore out a long time ago. Things happen at a breakneck pace sometimes but in the end nothing changes. One party mutilates the rule of law with impunity because they know they can.

People are called before congressional hearings where there is much theatrics for the benefit of the cameras but nothing ever comes of it because of the moral cowardice of those sworn to represent the hardworking Americans who respect and obey the law. No more.

Until such time as I have the will to keep up with all the hysteria I intend to post things that won’t make you angry or frustrated, like finding out how much damage Obama inflicted on this country for the sake of his own ego. There will be things you can actually feel good about for once.

Mary takes action when sheep steals baby Jesus in best Christmas pageant ever!


A preschool donnybrook broke out during the annual Christmas pageant at the First Baptist Church in White Pine, Tennessee.

Teegan Benson, playing the part of a two-year old sheep, went off script and decided to snatch the Little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

“Our church family is small and close-knit and everyone loves each other,” she said. “The video gave us a chance to share the true meaning of Christmas – the birth of Jesus – the savior we know and love.”

It was indeed – the best Christmas pageant ever!

Chick-Fil-A Feeding Stranded Atlanta Passengers ON A SUNDAY

After Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport experienced a major blackout Sunday, Chick-fil-A stepped up to feed thousands of stranded passengers despite being closed on Sundays.

Atlanta’s Mayor Kasim Reed tweeted a status update Sunday night, and thanked Chick-fil-A for providing over 2,000 meals to the weary travelers.

Branded ‘hate chicken’ by the left, Chick-fil-A feeds Atlanta’s stranded travelers
Seems the restaurant chain, whose outlets are ordinarily closed on Sunday due to the Baptist owner’s wish to honor the Lord’s Day, went ahead and opened up in order to feed the hungry multitudes. As per Judeo-Christian practice described in the Bible, actually.

Jesus said that if your ox falls into a well on the Sabbath, you get the beast out, regardless of the day of week. (Someone had been criticizing him for performing miracles on the Sabbath.) For Chick-fil-A, the airport emergency at Atlanta fits right into that category.

Now the airline travelers experiencing Atlanta for the first time will recall not just the airport stranding alone, but the kindness shown by Chick-fil-A, the restaurant chain that lives by its values and cares about others, asking nothing in return. These are the values that are so abhorred by the left.

Diner customer leaves $2,000 tip on $17 bill

A secret Santa left a $2,000 tip at a diner in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The server said the customer quietly enjoyed his breakfast order. Then, he added the massive tip to his $17 tab.  The anonymous diner had one request. He wrote on the receipt: “Please split with the whole staff. Merry Christmas!”  Everyone working at the time got $200. The server received $400.$2000-tip-on-$17-bill/2774339/

Secret Santa spreads holiday cheer to those affected by Hurricane Harvey

Four months after Hurricane Harvey flooded Beaumont, Texas, Joann and hundreds like her are still virtually homeless for the holidays. Joann said she lost everything, and couldn’t even afford to buy her grandkids Christmas presents — until now.

That’s why the man in red made Beaumont his first stop this year. A Secret Santa gave her $300 — not much in the scheme of things, but plenty to restore some hope.

That’s what this anonymous businessman does every year with his own money. He travels the country giving out about $100,000 worth of $100 bills to random strangers.
But this year was a little different. This year he had a secondary motive — to call attention to the Beaumont Police Department for their extraordinary sacrifice.

Half the officers in the department had their homes damaged. And yet, like Boaz, virtually all of them showed up for work the next day. Boaz didn’t have the shirt on his back, but said he “felt like I needed to” help those in need after the hurricane.

Secret Santa spreads holiday cheer to those affected by Hurricane Harvey

Commuters help people out of derailed train, comfort victims


[CtH: For example, those who #Compassion and those who are too busy with their left and right hands to have time to twitter boast.]

Dr. Nathan Selden, a neurosurgeon at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, was driving to Seattle with his son and stopped to help. He went to a medical triage tent to help tend to victims.

The most severely wounded had already been taken to hospitals by the time he arrived, Selden said. The victims he assessed had injuries such as sprains, open wounds, skull and pelvis fractures.

He called it a miracle that an infant from the train appeared completely unharmed.

While the doctor worked, others – including Selden’s son, a college freshman – helped carry in supplies from firetrucks and other tasks. He applauded the first responders as skilled, dedicated and compassionate.

‘A Christmas Story Live’ Delivers Lump of Coal to Fox in Early TV Ratings


[CtH: I cannot offhand think of any remake that didn’t pretty much meet Pete’s description.  I never watched any of the Godfather movies, but in the sequels category, I think Terminator 2 was the best one in the series.]

Bah humbug: Fox’s “A Christmas Story Live!” just got blindsided by NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” in early TV ratings. Oh, and every other broadcast TV show beat it as well.

The latest live television musical managed a 2.8 overnight rating/5 share in the 56 metered-markets monitored by Nielsen. Compare that with NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” which posted a massive 12.3/21 last night. To be fair, that latter live telecast had the Dallas Cowboys.




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Walking the Walk

2017_12 17 Atlanta airport Chick fil A

On Sunday, Chick-fil-A stepped up to help fliers who were stranded after a fire knocked out the power at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta.

One tweeter who was there said, “Hartsfield looks like a war zone. People sleeping on the floor, fighting mostly civilly over outlets, elderly people and small children struggling with stairs.”

Chick-fil-A is famously closed on Sundays, because its Christian founder felt strongly that he and his employees needed one day a week that was reserved for rest, worship, and time with family and friends.


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Hope for humanity

2016_12 Boys help shovel

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This Monster Known as Harvey

We’ve been in touch with our relatives in the area. Their opinion is: “This is WAY worse than Katrina!” Eighteen counties have been declared disasters. It’s hard to fathom.

We claim two households in the area. One family home is fine and the inhabitants are helping with relief efforts. The other family was out of state to view the eclipse, so they’re safe, but their house is flooded, so they are staying where they are for now.

TEXAS NOAD: This page has a list of organizations working on hurricane relief.

Mattress Mack: Joel Osteen may have said NO, but this capitalist not only rescued, but is also housing and feeding hundreds in his STORES!

Aug 29, 2017: Trump at the Emergency Operations Center [1:44]

Aug 29, 2017: Briefing on Hurricane Relief Efforts [13:16] < WORTH THE TIME! It is refreshing to see good, competent people in charge.

Some of the Many True Acts of Heroism During Hurricane Harvey – Be sure to watch the ones that start at 2:54 and 8:16! There are more videos in the column on the right side of the screen. I’m watching them and sniffling. SO proud of my fellow Americans!

These guys deployed from my state. 🙂 This video shows them using a special harness to rescue a ONE MONTH OLD baby! I need a tissue.


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Canary Housing Cooperative

Dearest and I are deeply involved with this non-profit, which was founded by a very old and dear friend who has the same physical problems I do because of Environmental Illness/Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.

Housing for folks like us is very, very limited.  A lot of us become ill because of toxic housing and end up not only sick, but also homeless.  Hence, the project.

As a volunteer architect, Dearest helped find the right house, then designed renovations to turn it into three chemical and electrical sensitivity-safe units.

As a volunteer contractor, he now donates one day a week to physical work on the site.  At the moment, they’re mostly doing cleaning (the oil tank HAD to go!) and demolition.

As a volunteer computer nerd, I have obtained the sales tax exemption number (what a pile of paperwork THAT was!) and designed and printed our stationery, which is über cute, even if I say so. 🙂

My chief task at the moment is to monitor local freecycle and online garage sale sites for building materials we’re going to need.

At the moment, we have zero bucks.  With $5,000, we could do the improvements the bank requires to get a construction mortgage to finance the rest of the renovations.  After the work is done, the units will be sold or rented, providing money to repay the mortgage.

We have a web site now!  It explains things and has pics of the house.

If any of you are looking to maybe transfer your tithe to a new organization, this is a good one!  NOBODY takes a salary.  Every single penny will be squeezed until it screams to move us toward our goal of providing housing for three EI-ers.


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Workers of Mercy: Forgiving Offense


While they were walking from the Metro train station to the local parish where they were staying during their trip to D.C. for the March for Life, these Catholic youth were attacked and robbed by a gang of teens.

Two of the adult chaperones had to be hospitalized for significant injuries.

Rather than hate, the group chose to unite with Christ in His Passion and suffering.  Through prayer, the young people have been able to work at forgiving their attackers and have authentic regard for their spiritual welfare.

Read more about their ordeal and the inspiring way they responded to it.

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Worker of Mercy: Knitting Hats for Preemies

Ed Moseley is an 86-year-old who resides at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Acworth, Georgia. According to a recent report by ABC News, Moseley recently retired from a career in engineering, but he stays busy at his assisted living home with an unlikely hobby: knitting hats.


Moseley’s interest in knitting was sparked when the corporate office overseeing his community and seven others challenged all of the residents to collectively knit 200 hats for premature babies cared for in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. The hospital’s NICU cares for about 2,000 premature babies each year.

Moseley told ABC News that he didn’t know how to knit before the community challenge:

I prevailed on my daughter to get a kit, and it comes with the right size loom and the right tools to help you knit one. I just followed the instructions. It was easy. Somehow I had never knitted, and I always associated knitting with a bunch of needles but this looked pretty doable for me. I went through two or three before I came out with a good finished product.

Having a child in the NICU can be incredibly stressful. Babies born prematurely or with complications often require extensive and invasive treatment, leaving parents to wonder if their child will grow up healthy, or sometimes, if he or she will come home at all.

The knitted hat, though small, can be a deeply touching gift for parents. Linda Kelly, clinical manager of the special care nursery, told ABC that the gift “makes it all seem less like a hospital.” Kelly said the gifts can help families to “see their baby as a baby and not as a patient.”

Moseley knitted 55 of the hats by himself and rallied staff and his fellow residents to bring the grand total to more than 300 baby hats. Moseley said he is now knitting larger hats for his own grandchildren.


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Work of Mercy: Grab a Tissue

Runner with Cerebral Palsy cheered by family and classmates [2:10]

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Pakistan firefighter teaches reading in park

Pakistan has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world and no free public education.  Because their parents cannot afford to send them to school, millions of Pakistani children have little hope of rising out of poverty. Master Ayub’s students are not among them.

Master Ayub’s Park School in Pakistan [3:28]

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