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Christine

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    I'm a Gold Star Mother of a fallen U.S. soldier, who was KIA in Afghanistan on July 17, 2006. A wife of over 45 years, mother of 2, grandmother of 4.

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    Raising our pets; gardening; crocheting; reading; cross stitching; decoupage; eschatology;bread baki

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    Christine Ann Chiomento

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    Deepwater

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  1. I think I'll never forget the line delivered by Ingrid Bergman in the movie, "The Bells of St. Mary's", when she, as a Nun who taught school there at St. Mary's, needed to forgive what she believed was a grievous wrong done to her by the priest, played by Bing Crosby: "Lord, remove all bitterness from my heart." So, even just last night, I found myself once again struggling to even understand just how to go about forgiving some extremely grievous wrongs done to both my husband and myself by family members, as well as those we thought of as friends, since, just when I'd begun to think I'd finally overcome the animosity towards many of them, thoughts about what had been done to us began dredging up the same old hurt and accompanying bitterness with it, I found myself crying out to the Lord, asking for His help to do just that--for Him to please help remove all that same kind of bitterness from my own heart--I even stopped trying to understand why that same emotional pain continued to drive me to despair, since I could never seem to let go of all the hurt no matter how hard I kept trying, and so I just asked Him to help me let go of it, and help replace the bitterness with the love He has for those same people--now, I need to trust that He truly will help me with all of that, and stop worrying, and start believing that it will all be fine in the end, thanks be to God the Father, and to the Lord Jesus Christ--believing that I truly can trust in the Lord, and His ability to keep me safely in His care, while also helping me with this awful, hurtful burden my heart has been saddled with due to all that happened. I realize, now more than ever, that so long as our struggles lead us to ask the Lord for His help, we can definitely trust that He will most definitely give us the help we need so badly. This might be a very well-worn verse that everyone seems to know about, but for me God truly gave it to me as a literal 'lifeline', and I still hang on to it to this day: " Trust in the LORD with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding." (and the verse that goes with it) "In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will direct thy paths" (Proverbs 3:5 & 6 KJV) Amen. 💝✝
  2. That was a very interesting article about Mt. St. Helens. As for how fast things in nature can transform from one thing into another, and do so rather quickly, it reminded me of something I had been literally astonished to find out when I was about 10 years old--the previous Fall season a ton of leaves had been piled into the far part of the back yard--some time during the next summer my mother and I were out in that part of the yard doing some clean up--at one point, as I was raking, it suddenly dawned on me that all of the leaves piled out there just the year before were all gone--when I mentioned that to mom, she told me that, no, actually they were really still there, and that the dirt I was raking was made out of them--I think my eyes nearly popped out of my head as I thought about that--the leaves had actually 'transformed' into all that fresh, new soil, and I was totally astonished Also, I was amazed that something else to literally come out of that volcanic explosion was the manmade gemstone they call 'Helenite' or 'Emerald Obsidianite' which was discovered when heat from acetylene torches being used on twisted metal debris,during which the volcanic ash began to melt, forming beautifully colored glass in shades of blue, red and emerald green. It needs to be processed before it becomes a gemstone that can be faceted, but still, if yhe mountain had not exploded the Helenite would not have been created--but, it seems to show how easily gemstones might have been created to begin with, thanks to the way God has structured things here on earth.👍😊
  3. Hi everyone--I just wanted to let you know that I've been attending our local LCMS church for the past 3 weeks, and have loved every minute of both Sunday Bible study and Church services themselves--I've loved getting to know people I'd never met before, and get re-acquainted with one of the Church elders who had been such a big help to me years ago--he told me he'd give me the refresher catechism course so that I could become a member of the Church, and I can hardly wait! I haven't had the chance to begin reading the Book of Concord I purchased a few weeks ago, but once I get the chance I definitely intend to do so! The little Trinity Lutheran Church is very small, with only around 10 parishioners attending each week, but they are a very dedicated, and Christ-like group, and they made me feel so welcome, at ease, and at home, and I appreciated that more than I can say. I remember when I first began attending services there years ago[before I decided I needed to think things over, due to my own ignorance] there were many more parishioners than now, but they couldn't wait to tell me all about their most famous ex-parishioner---actor Bruce Willis, whose family, they told me, still lived in the area--they were so proud of that fact, and I was astounded! I knew Willis came from nearby Carney's Point, NJ, about 2 miles from where I now live, but I had no idea his family had been Lutheran--awesome! I also wanted to mention something that has to do with what sometimes seems significant to me, even if it just might be my over-active imagination. My first Lutheran Church was the Concordia Lutheran Church in my hometown out in California. My hometown's name is Concord. I am now going to be reading the Lutheran Book of Concord. When trying to find a place for us to move to in North Carolina, years ago, I automatically gravitated to the middle-to-western North Carolina town of Concord. I seem to notice a small trend here, lol. I guess I'm just overly impressed with things like that!☺️ I just thought it was amazing and funny. I can say right now, though, that, even though Trinity Lutheran is extremely tiny, both in building size and parishioners, and they don't even have a permanent Pastor right now, I am so very thankful there still are parishioners, and they meet each Sunday morning, because, right now, I don't know what I'd do if Trinity Lutheran Church wasn't there any longer! There would be no LCMS for me to attend that wasn't many miles away, and that would make attending extremely hard, if not out of the question, since my husband is my source of transportation because I don't drive. So, I'm very grateful to God, and to the LCMS for keeping it going. God bless!
  4. Wow--so they decided to trimline the curriculum by eliminating information on two whole women, in order to give their students less to have to remember? And, wouldn't you know it--one of them was 'the queen of scheme' herself, Hillary Clinton--amazing. Yeah, we wouldn't want the students to have to burn out some brain cells while attempting to study all the ways that particular woman tried to squirm her way into the highest office in the land, now would we? And, of course, we wouldn't also want those same students to begin looking into the background, and rather strange beliefs, surrounding the other woman--Helen Keller--since, if any of them did decide to dig further, they might find out what was actually going on, or, rather, as to what's been said, concerning why she might have chosen the symbolism she did when it came to signing the word, "Love", with your hand--so, no, we don't want students finding any sort of information on those two all by themselves, now would we?! I hope, when they go to take the vote on eliminating those two women from the curriculum, they have a change of heart, and do the children some justice, and vote to retain that information. I can see, however, just how sinisterly the globalist agenda is being slipping in to nearly everything--sort of like it's slipping in a 'date rape' drug for the public-at-large--they need the 'take-over' of not just our country, but the world as a whole, with as little resistance from us as possible, mainly because we outnumber them--however, their agenda is so nefarious that they need to hide it from us, since they realize we'd NEVER go for it if info on it were made completely public--what cowards! I believe, [due to ridiculous things like attempting to erase all mention of Almighty God so that students never hear about Him through anything they might learn in school], if anyone is trying to usher in the events found in the books of Daniel and Revelation, it's the globalists---I'm not sure if the reasoning behind that is one of wanting to commit suicide on their part[in order to get it all over with sooner rather than later] or masochism[they must really love self-induced pain]--however, either way, wanting to face off with the Lord at Armageddon, no matter how strong an army they might have, is going to fill their lives with more pain than they could ever imagine--plus, they end up losing everything in the end, including their very eternal lives, anyway--it's a fool's errand! . "Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people...Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver. Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God."[Psalm 50:3,4;22,23 KJV] Amen! [and, I pray those wicked among us who are following the wrong path, will do as the LORD said in verses 22,23, before it's too late.][amen]
  5. Oh exactly! That's why I try to remember what's really going on, and how they are skimming money for themselves out of the heartfelt donations from us--so,I stay well alway from falling for their pleas for donations, even if the causes are so piteous they nearly break my heart just thinking about them.😪
  6. Oh, I think they know exactly why Mr. Trump won--they simply choose to pretend they don't--denying the truth might begin in small ways, but I think it will snowball on them, and by the time it's all over, the denial will be complete, with them even denying anything they don't like, even when the truth of it is staring them right in the face.
  7. Oh--hohoho--very funny--no, they aren't--they're puppets--but, I often wonder about the puppets who work the puppets among that bunch.
  8. I'm glad to read that, due to an investigation by the I.G., the last Chief Petty Officer has resigned--they really are doing a much better job of 'vetting' people within our govt. now. What's been going on for the last 5+ decades since president Kennedy's assassination has been nothing short of a type of 'silent, soft coup' by leftist-globalist patsies, most of whom genuinely are satanists, including many in our congress according to reports I've read--it's frightening. The president really is dedicated to helping oust the cabal of 'coup-ists', jailing the traitors among them, and getting our govt. back on track, following the laws set down by our constitution for starters. Shameful are the bunch who deliberately attempted to take over our govt., rid the world of us as a nation, and help set up their idea of utopian 'one world govt.', with 'guess who' as it's head. Yeah--the one the Lord will need to defeat at Armageddon. Such a bunch of misguided louts--I pray for them all!
  9. Oh good--we drive a Dodge--whew--it's not even on the list! [lol]
  10. I am so glad the president is doing this to help those farmers and their families! These merciless killings and thefts of land are so immoral it begs the question be asked, "When does it stop being justice and start being vigilantism?" I believe it starts becoming vigilantism as soon as the first murder takes place, and/or first theft of land takes place, throwing the living inhabitants off, leaving them with nothing. Murder is always wrong. And, killing someone because of what injustice was done in the past by others of the same skin color is nothing but trying to justify murder in the name of vengeance, and it is vigilantism, pure and simple. I don't care if they cry about what took place many years ago, using it to try and justify the murders being committed, or the land theft they are practicing--it's time people stood up for what is right, that they know is right, because God's word tells us what God considers right and wrong--not because of some made-up concoction put forth by a bunch of people whose ire has been aroused by some bleeding-heart leftist who could not care less about them if he/she tried--only about the goals of his/her heartless, fascist organization.
  11. Yep--it frosts me, though, to realize they are nothing really but paid mercenaries for the globalist cabal of leftists--they exist only because the left has such deep pockets--right now--I'm hoping the president can succeed in cutting off most of the flow of ill-gotten gains that make up their fortunes, due to human and drug trafficking, and money laundering schemes via charities--it's the charity money laundering that makes me the most upset--using our own generosity against us, [the criminals!]
  12. I agree--the comment I left about it was one word--Yuck--end of story, so far as I'm concerned.
  13. Well, my fascination with sci-fi ended with the original Star Trek--and, I limit my watching of any sci-fi to old films like "War of the Worlds" w/Gene Barry, and/or "The Day the Earth Stood Still" w/Michael Rene, etc. However, I keep in mind that both, of not all, of those types of movies spoke of a creation not actually biblical in nature, and view earth and the universe as though no real creator exists, or if one does, he doesn't want to get involved with the lives of his own creatures, period. I think, as a teen, I loved those movies, and viewed even Star Trek, as giant 'love stories' involving the characters--love struck teen that I was, lol--so, I guess my interest in sci-fi vanished when my faith in the Lord grew more and more mature--now, all I would probably do is sit and pick apart each idea they put forth and criticize their very secular 'world view'--not worth it to me--I do enough of that while viewing our horrid political situation these days! One type of sci-fi I did enjoy the most, when it came to books, were the tall tales of life on Mars--even Bradbury's "Martian Chronicles" kept me enthralled--but I was in my late teens at that time--however, I keep thinking I might still enjoy some books about stuff like that even now--one book I'd love to recommend was written by a Christian. It's called "Watchers of the Dark"--loved it! It was written by one of the founders of Science Fiction Writers of America, Lloyd Biggle jr.--I thought I'd die laughing at parts of it, it was that funny at times! 😅
  14. Whoa--thank you for letting us know these things--I know nothing of Spong, although I've met[online] a minister who thinks he's 'the bee's knees', so to speak[or, is it Spurgeon that he thinks that about?--not sure now!]--I still need to learn far more about Luther's life before I can ever say anything about him at all--most of what I do know about him has come from comments by Catholics--I view those comments as coming from someone they view as an enemy of sorts, so I ignore them.
  15. I can only hope it finally disappears from view due to lack of viewership--I think the left funds shows like that one to keep them afloat for their propaganda value--just hoping it becomes far more of an albatross around their neck to the point they have to cut it loose--that will definitely be a red letter day in my book!
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