Thursday, October 29, 2009

Searching My History


I am very frustrated. I checked at the Ellis Island website, and even allowing for misspellings of names, I could not find anyone that fit the period of my father's father arrival in the US. Either the timeline was good but he was much too old, or the timeline was off by several years and he was too young. Then I entered the exact name of my mom's father, (again allowing for misspellings), and it turned up no record!

THIS is very frustrating. I KNOW that all those on both sides of the family had to have arrived prior to the Russian Revolution of 1917. Moreover, I cannot find anything. Ancestry. Com was no help either. Years ago, when I was a child my dad USED to get letters from his cousins that were still living in Russia. I wish I had just ONE of those letters.

At least I would have a good spelling of a name with which to work. I had a copy of my dad's HS diploma and his name was then Eli Voytovitch, somehow it changed to Alex Woitowitz. I do not know when the change happened, or even why it happened. It could be that that was his original name, and was later, for whatever reason was changed to Eli, and then back again.

I just want to know my history. I only know as far back as my grandmother on my mother's side. She had to arrive as I said prior to 1917, as my aunt was born in NY in 1917 and my mom was born in NY in 1919. I know my grandmother was born in Russia, around 1896. They had a large farm, or so I had been told. I had a grandaunt that was either two years older or younger than my grandmother. Never was sure about that either way. From what I had been told my grandmother, aunts, and uncles were rather wealthy landowners, and saw the handwriting on the wall just before the communist takeover, sold everything and left.

I also had two granduncles on my mother’s mother side in the Russian military. Both were officers, which would speak and attest the idea of them being wealthy, as peasants were never commissioned officers. They were not royalty, but they were not dirt poor either. This is all I know. It might be that much of this is fanciful thinking on my grandmother’s part, an embellishment of the truth, or it could all be as she told it to me.

Somewhere I believe I have my grandmother's INS papers, and possibly a birth or marriage certificate. I might then be able to get some idea or a starting point.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Blind Following the Blind

After reading this piece at Michelle Malkin’s website, I immediately had a number of thoughts about these organizations.

Number one - It seems that these groups are being organized and are trying to use the power of the Federal Government to silence all opposition. In particular talk radio and conservative websites. It seems that the concept, if not the actual, Fairness Doctrine is very much alive.

Number two - As a conservative I have constantly heard from the left shouts of “separation of church and state”, yet here we have church groups, (supported by others) that are actively seeking the FCC to impose regulations, sanctions and fines. Where is that outcry now I ask?

Number 3 - I have stated elsewhere that I have known Liberal leaning Christians. Many, I have observed have a sincere desire to do good for their fellow man, and are probably not much interested in the politics of the people that are running these organizations. That being said, I do find however that the major tenet of the Bible, especially in the New Testament that appears lost on them. Those tenets being;
a) Christ is Savior
b) Salvation is obtained through grace
c) Grace is given to us freely through God the FatherThey seem to confuse the message of Christ with one of brotherly love, (which is a good thing), with salvation, (which is even better). Perhaps I am wrong, but it would seem to be the message Liberal Christians send.

While I understand their desire to do good works, which as the apostle James has said in his Epistle is linked to being a good follower of Christ, I just get the feeling that they focus too much on that, and not on Grace. Understand that I do NOT question their sincerity, but I do wonder about how they prioritize the message they receive. While both are essential as you cannot separate one from the other, the emphasis seems to be more on former than the latter.

Number 4 - I am reminded here of three scriptures

.Job 9:31
Psalms 7:15
Matthew 15:14

All three mention falling into a ditch, the latter of the three referencing the concept that those that lead and those that follow are both blind. One might be inclined to call them kindred spirits. Each supporting the other, yet headed for disaster.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Daily Meditation
The Sunday Sermon
Several days ago, or more, I had mentioned that one may find inspiration from various sources. I cited the words of the Apostle Paul as written in Philippians 4:8
“Furthermore, brethren, whatsoever thingsare true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoeverthings are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoeverthings are worthy love, whatsoever things areof good report, if there be any virtue, or if there beany praise, think on these things.”
As such, I have been moved, (by the Spirit of God), to begin a new series which will be for Sunday’s only. Some of the early Church Fathers, and clergy, wrote extensively on God’s word. Today’s sermon, an excerpt, comes from Martin Luther, titled;
“The Twofold Use of the Law & Gospel: "Letter" & "Spirit"
(For those that wish to read the entire sermon, which I highly recommend click here)
and is based upon the Second Book of Corinthians Chapter 3 Verses 4 - 11 which is quoted below;
4 And such trust have we through Christ toGod:
5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to thinkanything, as of ourselves: but our sufficiency is ofGod,
6 Who also hath made us able ministers of theNew Testament, not of the letter, but of the Spirit:for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life.
7 If then the ministration of death written withletters and engraven in stones, was glorious, so thatthe children of Israel could not behold the face ofMoses, for the glory of his countenance (which gloryis gone away.)
8 How shall not the ministration of the Spiritbe more glorious?
9 For if the ministry of condemnation wasglorious, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
10 For even that which was glorified, was not glorifiedin this point, that is, as touching the exceedingglory.
11 For if that they should be abolished, wasglorious, much more shall that which remaineth beglorious.
Just as an aside, and before you read the sermon, I would like to add here that the previous entry I had made was in reference to an epistle from Saint Clement (who was a disciple of Peter, and a fellow minister of the Gospel with Paul) Lest there should ever be any doubt as to how God’s Word always works in harmony with Itself, I remind the reader that that particular epistle was to the very church at Corinth of which Paul had written to previously. For whatever reason, the good saints there at the church of Corinth, seemed to continually in need of being reminded as to how to live in the Light of God’s Word, as do we all. Also please note that all that is written below, and all that I have just written is not of my own doctrine nor of Martin Luther, but are thoughts that are inspired by the Word of God. It is HE, as HE said to Moses, that will put His Word into our mouths (Exodus 4:10 - 12)
And now on to the sermon.
5. Inasmuch as his activity among them is his testimonial, and they themselves are aware that through his ministerial office he has constituted them a church, he calls them an epistle written by himself; not with ink and in paragraphs, not on paper or wood, nor engraved upon hard rock as the Ten Commandments written upon tables of stone, which Moses placed before the people, but written by the Holy Spirit upon fleshly tables--hearts of tender flesh. The Spirit is the ink or the inscription, yes, even the writer himself; but the pencil or pen and the hand of the writer is the ministry of Paul.
6. This figure of a written epistle is, however, in accord with Scripture usage. Moses commands (Deuteronomy 6:6-9; 11, 18) that the Israelites write the Ten Commandments in all places where they walked or stood upon the posts of their houses, and upon their gates, and ever have them before their eyes and in their hearts. Again (Proverbs 7:2-3), Solomonsays: "Keep my commandments law as the apple of thine eye. Bind them upon thy fingers; write them upon the tablet of thy heart." He speaks as a father to his child when giving the child an earnest charge to remember a certain thing--"Dear child, remember this; forget it not; keep it in thy heart." Likewise, God says in the book of Jeremiah the prophet (Jeremiah 31:33), "I will put my law in their inward parts, and in their heart will I write it." Here man's heart is represented as a sheet, or slate, or page, whereon is written the preached Word; for the heart is to receive and securely keep the Word. In this sense Paul says: "We have, by our ministry, written a booklet or letter upon your heart, which witnesses that you believe in God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost and have the assurance that through Christ you are redeemed and saved. This testimony is what is written on your heart. The letters are not characters traced with ink or crayon, but the living thoughts, the fire and force of the heart.
7. Note further, that it is his ministry to which Paul ascribes the preparation of their heart thereon and the inscription which constitutes them "living epistles of Christ." He contrasts his ministry with the blind fancies of those fanatics who seek to receive, and dream of having, the Holy Spirit without the oral word; who, perchance, creep into a corner and grasp the Spirit through dreams, directing the people away from the preached Word and visible ministry. But Paul says that the Spirit, through his preaching, has wrought in the hearts of his Corinthians, to the end that Christ lives and is mighty in them. After such statement he bursts into praise of the ministerial office, comparing the message, or preaching, of Moses with that of himself and the apostles. He says:"Such confidence have we through Christ to Godward: not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God
8. These words are blows and thrusts for the false apostlesand preachers. Paul is mortal enemy to the blockheads who make great boast, pretending to what they do not possess and to what they cannot do; who boast of having the Spirit in great measure; who are ready to counsel and aid the whole world; who pride themselves on the ability to invent something new. It is to be a surpassingly precious and heavenly thing they are to spin out of their heads, as the dreams of pope and monks have been in time past."We do not so," says Paul. "We rely not upon ourselves or our wisdom and ability. We preach not what we have ourselves invented. But this is our boast and trust in Christ before God, that we have made of you a divine epistle; have written upon your hearts, not our thoughts, but the Word of God. We are not, however, glorifying our own power, but the works and the power of him who has called and equipped us for such an office; from whom proceeds all you have heard and believed.
9. It is a glory which every preacher may claim, to be able to say with full confidence of heart: "This trust have I toward God in Christ, that what I teach and preach is truly the Word of God." Likewise, when he performs other official duties in the Church--baptizes a child, absolves and comforts a sinner--it must be done in the same firm conviction that such is the command of Christ.10. He who would teach and exercise authority in the Church without this glory, "it is profitable for him," as Christ says (Matthew. 18:6), "that a great millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be sunk in the depths of the sea." For the devil's lies he preaches, and death is what he effects. Our Papists, in time past, after much and long-continued teaching, after many inventions and works whereby they hoped to be saved, nevertheless always doubted in heart and mind whether or no they had pleased God. The teaching and works of all heretics and seditious spirits certainly do not bespeak for them trust in Christ; their own glory is the object of their teaching, and the homage and praise of the people is the goal of their desire."Not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account anything as from ourselves."
11. As said before, this is spoken in denunciation of the false spirits who believe that by reason of eminent equipment of special creation and election, they are called to come to the rescue of the people, expecting wonders from whatever they say and do.
12. Now, we know ourselves to be of the same clay whereof they are made; indeed, we perhaps have the greater call from God: yet we cannot boast of being capable of ourselves to advise or aid men. We cannot even originate an idea calculated to give help. And when it comes to the knowledge of how one may stand before God and attain to eternal life, that is truly not to be achieved by our work or power, nor to originate in our brain. In other things, those pertaining to this temporal life, you may glory in what You know, you may advance the teachings of reason, you may invent ideas of your own; for example: how to make shoes or clothes, how to govern a household, how to manage a herd. In such things exercise your mind to the best of your ability. Cloth or leather of this sort will permit itself to be stretched and cut according to the good pleasure of the tailor or shoemaker. But in spiritual matters, human reasoning certainly is not in order; other intelligence, other skill and power, are requisite here--something to be granted by God himself and revealed through his Word.
13. What mortal has ever discovered or fathomed the truth that the three persons in the eternal divine essence are one God; that the second person, the Son of God, was obliged to become man, born of a virgin; and that no way of life could be opened for us, save through his crucifixion? Such truth never would have been heard nor preached, would never in all eternity have been published, learned and believed, had not God himself revealed it.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

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Serving the Master
John 12:25 - 26

25 He that loveth his life, shall lose it, and he thathateth his life in this world, shall keep it unto lifeeternal. (a)
26 If any man serve me, let him follow me: forwhere I am, there shall my servant be: and if anyman serve me, him will my father honor. (b)

(a) Verse 25
Mark 8:35, 10:17 - 22, 44
Luke 16:13

(b) Verse 26
Isaiah 42:1
Matthew 16:24 - 26
1 Corinthians 7:22
Philippians 2:7 - 8

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Conservatisim; The New Party for the Littleman

Conservatism: The New Party for the Littleman

A long time ago, and up until recently, the two party system represented the people. They were supportive of various demographics, that included such thing as income, locations, employment etc.

The Democrat Party represented the small farmers, (as opposed to the large corporate ones), the mom and pop stores across the nation. Garment workers, factory workers. The local main street stores, that employed hourly wage earners and the wage earners themselves too.

The Republican Party on the other hand represented the movers and shakers. The larger businesses and businessmen and women. This was a time during which the corporations actually produced something, such as automobiles, TV sets, radios, clothing, and much more items that could be brought to the free market.

While there existed differences, the one thing that both parties agreed upon was that capitalism that is to say the free market economy, supplied not only just the needs of the people, but their desires. Neither party could ever envision the destruction of such a system or the implementation of a communal, or command economy such as Communism or Socialism, (which is the former’s, lightweight brother) Hard work by the wage earner, and a willingness by the investor’s seemed to always produce the desired result. That result was the raising of the standard of living for all, by all.

Was there poverty? Indeed so! Did social injustice exist? Without a doubt, and yet, as busy as Americans were they still found the time and means to help ease and solve these problems.

Church groups, civic organizations, (to an extent in the early part of the 20th century, unions), and other fine, and likeminded citizens banded together to make America not only stronger, but a much more freer society than has ever been in existence.

The two parties each drew on their collective strengths to work together towards a better America.

And yet, here we are in the 21th century, and we as a nation are heading towards disarray, destruction and a way of life that our ancestors; those that have proceeded us along the American trail would find beyond belief.

Both parties, Democrat and Republican have become entrenched in the halls of power. They have become a ruling elite, whose view of the common man, is one of contempt and distain. They are both opposite sides of the same elite coin.

Corporations have become mega-giants, of whom many are just paper shufflers. We, as a nation, no longer really produce anything. Farms are being bought up, and then subsidized and have likewise become big business.

Those parties that once actually represented their constituencies no longer even listen to them. In fact they wish to impose their will upon the people, instead of working for the people.

So what is left? The answer is one word; Conservatism.

Over the past several months we have seen “we the people” demonstrating across the nation. Many are members of both parties, or perhaps were members, but can no long identify with them as they are both out of touch with the public.

The Democrat party has been taken over by radical leftists, who see America not as a land of opportunity, wherein ALL can make a go of it for their life’s dreams. Instead they see a nation, (that does not exist), a racist nation, one of social injustice, economic injustice. They feel that they and ONLY they can make things better by making everybody equally miserable, instead of allowing the individual to prosper, to seek and to achieve and to reach for the heights.

The Republicans, what can I say, other than they represent huge corporate interests, whose only goals are to control larger slices of the pie. (I know I’ll take some heat on this, for yes I believe there are companies that seek only to be profitable). Additionally I see the Republicans as Democrat light. Another elite power block, willfully ignoring the wishes of the electorate.

As the Bible says;

“They have all aside; they are all together become filthy. There is none that doeth good, no not one” Psalm 14:3

“Everyone of them is gone back; they are all together become filthy. There is none that doeth good, no not one” Psalm 53:3

For these reasons and I am certain many more exist are why I call upon all Americans to seek out the tenets of Conservatism. Most of us are traditional hard workers. Small business people who desire to be profitable and provide opportunity for others to work, and possibly achieve their own prosperity. We are farmers, delivery truck drivers, field workers, etc. We share a common belief that hard work pays for itself, and there is no free ride to success.

Moreover we share basic religious beliefs as well. Most of us are Christians, yes, but it does not exclude other faiths from participating in the American dream. We, as people, have more in common with each other that we have differences.

The above mentioned differences, however are exploited by both parties. They use them to divide us and to put us at each other’s throats. They use fear, envy, class warfare, and much more to keep the electorate in a state of confusion and enmity towards one another.

Please folks, I know that I am probably preaching to the choir, but I urge all of you, who have not done so, read your constitution. See what powers are allotted to the feds and those that are ours. Become active in local situations, such as school boards, chambers of commerce groups. Seek out other likeminded people that are tired, make that sick and tired of the elites in DC, running roughshod over us.

Remember as I have said we have more in common than not.

Signing Away Our Sovereignty

Signing Away our Sovereignty

What bothers me most is that nations like China will get a pass. They will be allowed to grow in all ways, and we will be diminished. Our buffoon will no doubt sign this thing. Moreover, even if China does sign it, it is this writer’s opinion they will not live up to it anyway. They will find ways to get around most of the provisions.

This is going to be worse than the Kyoto treaty, which even President Clinton couldn’t get done.

(Btw, as an added little tidbit, a report about Kyoto, in the WSJ, from June 2001 has probably not seen the light of day, which is consistent with MSM)

Now, IF PREZBO does sign it, can we talk impeachment for failing to honor his oath to DEFEND AND PROTECT the US Constitution?

Does not the Senate have to ratify this thing? I hope that the dimwits will realize what this will do to their OWN power and vote it down overwhelmingly

Hat tip on the video to Christina Peterson

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Daily Meditation
Christ the Resurrection and the Life
John 11:22:26
22 But now I know also, that whatsoever thouaskest of God, God will give it thee.
23 Jesus said unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.
24 Martha said unto him, I know that he shallrise again in the resurrection at the last day.
25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection andthe life: he that believeth in me, though he weredead yet shall he live. (a)
26 And whosoever liveth, and believeth in me,shall never die: Believest thou this?
(a) Verse 25

What's a Fella Gotta Do?

During the 1980’s there was a commercial for a company known as Polaner All Fruit wherein a young man is seated at a fine dinning table, surrounded by what at first appears to very wealthy, and obviously elite group of peers.

As he watches the action, each of the diners is asking someone to pass the Polaner. However, when he opens his mouth we here this extremely drawled accent, (actually it reminded me of Jethro Bodine of the “Beverley Hillbillies”) asking for someone to “please pass the jelly” whereupon mouths and jaws drop, forks fall from hands, and a woman swoons. To make the entire commercial a bit funnier, he speaks yet again saying;

“What’s a fella gotta do to get some of thet jelly?

Somehow, this makes me think of the current government Oaf-fish- als and to a somewhat lesser extent major corporation, that currently reside in the halls of power.

It is as if we’re all sitting around this government table watching the elitist politicians just helping themselves to taxpayer monies, passing this and that along to one another, and when the poor country bumpkin asks for a piece of the pie, they look at him with confusion, distain and outright contempt.

I admit that I get rather discouraged. We have big Corporations, siding with the left; just keep themselves in business.

I oft times find myself wishing that a movement to just take our business elsewhere would flourish on a national level, as I believe the conservative party is now the party of the little man.

Republicans, Democrats, huge corporations, they all seemed to be stacked against “we the people”.

It seems to me that the folks that have become all powerful thanks in no part from the average Joe view that same average Joe with distain and contempt.

As the guy in the commercial said, “what’s a fella gotta do?”

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Daily Meditation
Amen Me!

Let Us Walk in This Way

From time to time, I find wisdom, not only in the Word of God as written in the Bible, but also from Christians who have long proceeded us in our walk with God. The below is a quote taken from an epistle (circa 95 AD) written by St. Clement (who was a disciple of Peter) to the church at Corinth.

As the Apostle Paul had stated in Philippians 4:8;

Furthermore, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things pertain to love,
whatsoever things are of good report,
if there be any virtue,
or if there be any praise, think on these things;

I think these words qualify for all of the above.

1“LET us, therefore, humble ourselves, brethren, laying aside all pride, and boasting, and foolishness, and anger: (1) And let us do as it is written.
2 For thus saith the Holy Spirit; Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, nor the strong man in his strength, nor the rich man in his riches; but let him that glorieth, glory in the Lord, to seek him, and to do judgment and justice.
3 Above all, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, which he spake concerning equity and long suffering, saying, (2)
4 Be ye merciful and ye shall obtain mercy; forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: as ye do, so shall it be done unto you: as ye give, so shall it be given unto you: as ye judge, so shall ye be judged; as ye are kind to others so shall God be kind to you: with what measure ye mete, with the same shall it be measured to you again.
5 By this command, and by these rules, let us establish ourselves, that so we may always walk obediently to his holy words; being humble minded"(3)

(1) Line 1
Psalm 37:1- 5, 8, 27

(2) Line 3
Psalm 37:28, 34

(3) Line 5
Proverbs 16:19, 29:23
James 4:10
1 Peter 5:5 - 6

Saturday, October 17, 2009

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The Good Shepherd Knows His Sheep
John 10:15 - 16, 27 - 29

15 As the Father knoweth me, so know I theFather: and I lay down my life for my sheep.
16 Other sheep I have also, which are not of this fold: them also must I bring, and they shall hearmy voice: and there shall be one sheep fold, and one shepherd. (a)
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me, (a)
28 And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any pluck them outof mine hand.
29 My Father which gave them me, is greater than all, and none is able to take them out of myFather’s hand.

(a) Verses 16 & 27
Isaiah 42:1 - 2, 46:6, 56:8
Ephesians 2:13 - 18, 3:6
Romans 3:29, 15:9
1 Corinthians 12:13
Galatians 3:14

Friday, October 16, 2009

Ok Back to the Real World, or Maybe not?

Is this woman serious? Things should be more expensive? And just who will suffer the most? Why us poor "peons". That includes the elderly, minorities, the young, and just about everyone else that isn't a wealthy elitist liberal.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Something Other Than Politics

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Journal Entry October 16, 2009
A Post at the Mark Levin Show - Pet Corner

Dear Mr. Levin:

It seems that my family has become the local home for strays. As of this writing, we now have four cats and two dogs. Both of the dogs were purchased from reputable breeders, not those ghastly puppy mills one reads and hears about in the news. The older of the two, a Yorkie is named Wyckett after the character from the movie Star Wars. The other is named Rags, a Schnauzer.

Of the four cats one, the oldest named Chloey, was rescued from an animal shelter when we lived in LI NY, the other three have seemingly adopted us, but just showing up and deciding that this was where they wanted to stay. Their names are in order, Spook, Nermal, and Nibbit. I am not sure how they were given those names and as to why, as my stepson rather bestowed those upon them.

I will say that each one of these, critters, as we like to call them has a personality. Nobody can tell me that animals do not have individual characteristics.

Wyckett being the oldest of all the animals, 12, (or is it 13?), is of course the elder statesman, and just likes to hang around on his little spot on the couch. He is getting on in years, but he is probably the most faithful of the lot.

Rags, on the other hand is 2 years old, and loves to howl when one of us walks in the door and will continue until you pick him up, pet him, and let him do his sniffing routine. He is smart as all get out, and was very easy to train. He loves his walks, and on the nights that I am off from work he and I take a nice very early, morning stroll up our road and back. He looks forward to it, and when I am not home, I know he misses it. My spouse takes him out for a bit, just around our general property but it’s not quite the same for him.

Now as for the cats, each and every one have some little individual thing that makes them unique.

Chloey, the oldest, and female, seems to be rather left alone by the other three, and will, for lack of a better description just be plain nasty to them. However, she is loveable when it comes to the humans, go figure.

Spook is the lean hunting machine. He has caught mice, moles, birds, a jackrabbit, (that surprised me the most), and a squirrel. And of course like all good hunters, has decided to share the spoils with us humans. Myself, I am not into road kill so to speak, and usually have the clean up duties.

Nermal, is a fatty. He lives to eat, and eats to live. He has long hair, and if there was ever a live reproduction of Garfield it would be him. Other than the color he would do the aforementioned Garfield proud.

Nibbit is the baby, and she’s still learning, but she learns fast. And OMG, do NOT eat chicken around her, she can sniff it a mile away.

As I had mentioned earlier in this little piece we have become a local home for strays. Sadly we are now as full as we can get, and what do we find just the other day? Why of course another little kitten. We are hoping to find a home for it over the weekend, if not then I am afraid we’ll have to turn it over to our local shelter. It breaks my heart (privately), as I have to be stern on this issue.

I surprise myself sometimes of late because I have never really considered myself much of an animal lover. I liked them well enough, but would not have missed it if I hadn’t had any pets. Now, I am not so sure that I wouldn’t feel complete unless we had a four legged type critter in our family.

I am sorry I cannot provide a single photo of them all together. I have several individual ones, but I am not certain I can upload all of them to this site. Perhaps somewhere down the road, if I can get them ALL to sit still long enough for a group shot it can be done.

Respectfully Yours
R.P. Woitowitz Sr.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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The Good Shepherd
John 10:7 - 14

7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verilyI say unto you, I am that door of the sheep.
8 All that ever came before me, are thieves androbbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
9 I am that door: by me if any man enter in, heshall be saved, and shall go in, and go out, and findpasture. (a)
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and have it in abundance.
11 I am that good shepherd: that good shepherdgiveth his life for his sheep.
12 But an hireling, and he which is not the shepherd,neither the sheep are his own, seeth the wolf coming, and he leaveth the sheep, and fleeth, and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
13 So the hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
14 I am that good shepherd, and know mine, and am known of mine. (b)

(a) Verse 9
Matthew 7:14
Ephesians 2:18

(b) Verse 14
2 Timothy 2:19, 1:12

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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Christ Our True Shepherd
John 10:1 - 4

1 Verily, verily I say unto you, He that entereth not in by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up another way, he is a thief and a robber.
2 But he that goeth in by the door, is the shepherd of the sheep.
3 To him the porter openeth, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
4 And when he hath sent forth his own sheep,he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. (a)

(a) Verses 3 - 4
2 Chronicles 7:14
Isaiah 43:7, 65:1

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Daily Meditation - John 8:31 - 36

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The Truth Shall Make You Free
John 8:31 - 36

31 Then said Jesus to the Jews which believed in him, If ye continue in my word, ye are verily mydisciples,
32 And shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (a)
33 They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed,and were never bond to any man: why sayest thou
then, Ye shall be made free?
34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily I say unto you, that whosoever commiteth sin, is the servantof sin.
35 And the servant abideth not in the house forever: but the Son abideth forever.
36 If that Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. (c)
(a) Verse 32
John 1:17
Romans 6:14, 18, 22

(b) Verse 34
2 Peter 2:19

(c) Verse 36
Galatians 5:1

Thursday, October 8, 2009

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The Father Bears Witness
John 8:14 - 19, 26, 29

14 Jesus answered, and said unto them, ThoughI bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I come, and whither I go: but ye cannot tell whence I came, and whither I go. (a)
15 Ye judge after the flesh: I judge no man.
16 And if I also judge, my judgment is true, for I am not alone, but I, and the Father, that sent me. (b)
17 And it is also written in your Law, that the testimony of two men is true. (c)
18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and theFather that sent me beareth witness of me.
19 Then said they unto him, Where is that Father of thine? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor the Father of mine. If ye had known me, ye should have known that Father of mine also.
26 I have many things to say, and to judge of you: but he that sent me, is true, and the things that Ihave heard of him, those speak I to the world (d)
29 For he that sent me, is with me: the Father hath not left me alone, because I do always those thingsthat please him.
(a) Verse 14
John 5:36 - 37
John 7:29

(b) Verse 15
Isaiah 11:4
Revelation 19:11

(c) Verse 17
Deuteronomy 17:6, 19:15

(d) Verse 26
John 3:32 - 36

(e) Verse 29
Matthew 12:30

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

This Should be Manditory Reading

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I was directed to this page by an article at American Thinker. It is an excellent source of information as to what is needed for the War on Terror, (even if it isn't called that anymore). Perhaps PREZBO and friends should take just an hour to read through this in order to get a clue.

It is rather lengthy, and I found myself having to re-read certain paragraphs but it is very much spot on and to the point.

I think it also points to the direction that Israel is going to follow soon.

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The Promise of the Holy Spirit
John 7:37 - 39

37 Now in the last and great day of the feast,Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, lethim come unto me, and drink. (a)
38 He that believeth in me, as saith the Scripture,out of his belly shall flow rivers of water of life. (b)
39 (This spake he of the Spirit, which they thatbelieved in him, should receive: for the holy Ghostwas not yet given, because that Jesus was not yetglorified.) (c)

(a) verse 37
Isaiah 55:1
Revelation 3:20

(b) Verse 38
Isaiah 12:3, 43,:20, 44:3,

(c) Verse 39
John 14:16 - 18
Acts 2:4

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Daily Meditation - John 6:63 - 68

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The Life-giving Spirit
John 6:63:69

63 It is the spirit that quickeneth: the fleshprofiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you,are spirit and life. (a)
64 But there are some of you that believe not: forJesus knew from the beginning, which they were thatbelieved not, and who should betray him.
65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, thatno man can come unto me, except it be given untohim of my Father. (b)
66 1From that time, many of his disciples wentback, and walked no more with him.
67 Then said Jesus to the twelve, Will ye also goaway?
68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Master,to whom shall we go? thou hast the words ofeternal life: (c)

(a) Verse 63
Proverbs 4:20 - 23
1 Corinthians 15:45 - 49
2 Corinthians 3:3 - 6
Hebrews 9:14
(b) Verse 65
John6:37, 44 - 45
Matthew 7:21
(c) Verse 68Matthew 10:20
Matthew 16:15 - 17
Acts 5:20

Editor’s notes
Greek translation of the word Spirit
Webster’s Translation of the word Spirit

Monday, October 5, 2009

US dominates Medical Nobel Prizes

US dominates Medical Nobel Prizes

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So, does healthcare still need a bit of tweaking? Well yes it does, but not a complete takeover by a single payer system that will eventually lead to rationing, and a decline in medical breakthroughs.

I have heard the arguement that HMO's ration care, and that is true. But, many people have a CHOICE, to continue with that HMO, or chose another. A single payer system will not allow for that choice. (So much for the party that prides itself on "choice")

Two of the better remedies I have heard are;
1) Tort Reform
2) The removing of restrictions of being able to purchase health insurance across state lines.

Cut and Run Deja Vu

All I can say is I see another war being lost BECAUSE the left has no stomach to win. The call for additional troops is the "out" that the left has been waiting for to get out from PREZBO's AVOWED commitment to fight the " good war" in Afghanistan. Spinless "B*****ds"

What happened to "we support the troops"?

The Daily Meditation - John 6:47 - 58

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The Bread of Life
John 6:47 - 58
47Verily, verily I say unto you, he that believethin me, hath everlasting life.
48 I am that bread of life.
49 Your fathers did eat Manna in the wilderness,and are dead. (a)
50 This is that bread, which cometh down fromheaven, that he which eateth of it, should not die.
51 I am that living bread, which came downfrom heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shalllive forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh,which I will give for the life of the world. (b)
52 Then the Jews strove among themselves, saying,How can this man give us his flesh to eat? (c)
53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily Isay unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Sonof man, and drink his blood, ye have 1no life in you.
54 Whosoever keateth my flesh, and drinketh myblood, hath eternal life, and I will raise him up atthe last day.
55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood,dwelleth in me, and I in him.
57 As 1that living Father hath sent me, so live I by the 2Father, and he that eateth me, even he shalllive by me.
58 This is that bread which came down fromheaven: not as your fathers have eaten Manna,and are dead. He that eateth of this bread, shalllive forever.
(a) Verse 49
(b) Verse 51
(c) Verse 52
(d) Verses 54 - 56
(e) Verse 58

Why I am Not Surprised?

American Thinker Blog: Roland Burris - 'It's Bush's fault' Chicago lost the Olympics

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If the nutroots weren't so serious this would be really funny. Well, the plus side is, is that they are running out of cards to toss out. The race card has been played to death, and now the "Bush Hatred" Syndrome card is being overused.

Sooner or later the left is going to look in a mirror and wonder; " maybe it's me?!"

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Wonderful New Site

A new site has just come online called Of Thee I Sing 1776. So far I like what I have been reading. Here is just a small sample;

"Over 230 years ago our Founding Fathers created a concept of freedom and individual liberty unique in recorded history. At its core was a concept of multiple centers of authority, notably a federal system with certain enumerated powers with the national government divided into three separate branches and the remaining power left to the individual states."

The Daily Meditation - John 5:31 - 47

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The Greater Witness
John :31 - 47

31 If I should bear witness of myself, my witnesswere not true.
32 There is another that beareth witness of me,and I know that the witness, which he beareth ofme, is true.
33 Ye sent unto John, and he bore witness untothe truth.
34 But I receive not the record of man: neverthelessthese things I say, that ye might be saved. (a)
35 He was a burning and a shining candle: andye would for a season have rejoiced in his light.
36 But I have greater witness than the witness ofJohn: for the works which the Father hath given meto finish, the same works that I do, bear witness ofme, that the Father sent me. (b)
37 And the Father himself, which hath sent me,beareth witness of me. Ye have not heard his voiceat any time, neither have ye seen his shape.
38 And his word have you not abiding in you: forwhom he hath sent, him ye believed not.
39 Search the Scriptures: for in them ye thinkto have eternal life, and they are they which testifyof me. (c)
40 But ye will not come to me, that ye mighthave life. (d)
41 I receive not the praise of men. (e)
42 But I know you, that ye have not the love ofGod in you. (f)
43 I am come in my Father’s Name, and ye receiveme not: if another shall come in his own name, himwill ye receive.
44 How can ye believe, which receive honor oneof another, and seek not the honor that cometh ofGod alone?
45 Do not think that I will accuse you to myFather: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses,in whom ye trust.
46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would havebelieved me: for he wrote of me.
47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall yebelieve my words (g)

(a) Verse 34
Isaiah 55:9
John 1:13, 15, 19, 27, 32

(b) Verse 36
John 8:181
John 5:8 - 9

(c) Verse 39
Isaiah 8:20, 34:16

(d) Verse 40
John 1:11

(e) Verse 41
1 Thessalonians 2:6

(f) Verse 42
1 John 3:6

(g) Verse 45 - 47
Genesis 3:15
Deuteronomy 18:15

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Daily Meditation - John 5:24 - 30

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The Everlasting Life
John 5:24 - 30

24 Verily, verily I say unto you, he that heareth myword, and believeth him that sent me, hath everlastinglife, and shall not come into condemnation, buthath passed from death to life.
25 Verily, verily I say unto you, the hour shallcome, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voiceof the Son of God: and they that hear it shall live. (a)
26 For as the Father hath life in himself, so likewisehath he given to the Son to have life in himself.
27 And hath given him power also to executejudgment, in that he is the Son of man.
28 Marvel not at this: for the hour shall come,in the which all that are in the graves, shall hearhis voice.
29 And they shall come forth, that have donegood, unto the resurrection of life: but they that havedone evil, unto the resurrection of condemnation. (b)
30 I can do nothing of mine own self: as I hear,I judge: and my judgment is just, because I seeknot mine own will, but the will of the Father whohath sent me.
(a) Verse 25
I have oft times said that God’s word speaks on many levels. In this case I am thinking that He is referring to those that are dead in sin as well as the physically dead.
John 10:27
Colossians 2:13
(b) Verse 29Matthew 25:31 - 34, 40 - 41, 46
Revelation 3;20 - 22
Revelation 20:11 - 15

How to Lose

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Richard Woitowitz

For years all we heard from the left about Iraq were the words "quagmire, or Vietnam" We were told the war was lost ad nauseum. Now they're in charge and when the call for help comes, they will instead once again abandon US Troops. What happened to "I support the troops"?

It just proves to me that time and again the left has continuously underminded any attempts to win, or as we say, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Shameless

Micheal Moore Thy Name is Hypocrite

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Spewing his usual diatribe of how this country is so oppressive and unfair, yet all the while living high on the hog, Mr. Moore explemplifes the typical socialist elitist who sees nothing good about the nation that has allowed him to amass millions of dollars.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Daily Meditation - October 01, 2009

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Honoring The Son and The Father Who Sent The son
John 5:19 - 23

19 Then answered Jesus, and said unto them, Verily,verily I say unto you, The Son can do nothingof himself, save that he seeth the Father do: forwhatsoever things he doeth, the same things doeththe Son in like manner (a)
20 For the Father loveth the Son, and showethhim all things, whatsoever he himself doeth, andhe will show him greater works than these, that yeshould marvel.
21 For likewise as the Father raiseth up the dead,and quickeneth them, so the Son quickeneth whomhe will.
22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hathcommitted all judgment unto the Son, (b)
23 Because that all men should honor the Son, as theyhonor the Father: he that honoreth not the Son, thesame honoreth not the Father which hath sent him. (c)

(a) Verse 19John 16:13
(b) Verse 22John 16::11
(c)Verse 23John 15:231 John 2:23 - 25
Read Also Mark 12:1 - 9