Wednesday, December 22, 2010

It is time, now... understand and know

just who is the Savior

and who is against HIM.

The politically correct


for saying HIS name.

In doing that, they deny

HIS existence.

Do you not think


just might live

amongst us today?

Copyright: 2010

For unto us...

In lieu of all the sadness of the day here in Chicago...

For those we have known...

...and left us all too soon.


I have a smile

Stretched from ear to ear

To see you walking down the road

We meet at the lights

I stare for a while

The world around disappears

Just you and me

On this island of hope

A breath between us could be miles

Let me surround you

My sea to your shore

Let me be the calm you seek

Oh and every time I’m close to you

There’s too much I can’t say

And you just walk away

And I forgot

To tell you

I love you

And the night’s

Too long

And cold here

Without you

I grieve in my condition

For I cannot find the strength to say I need you so

Oh and every time I’m close to you

There’s too much I can’t say

And you just walk away

And I forgot

To tell you

I love you

And the night’s

Too long

And cold here

Without you

And perhaps, this might help our sorrow...

Comfort ye, comfort ye My people, saith your God.

Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned.

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord.

Make straight in the desert a highway for our God. (Isaiah 40:1-3)

Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill made low, the crooked straight, and the rough places plain. (Isaiah 40:4)

Perhaps... is time, simply PRAY.

In light of the deaths of the two Chicago firefighters today, I ask you to be patient enough to watch and listen...and perhaps say a prayer of your own?

In his own voice...

Edelweiss - Sound of Music - Christopher Plummer's own voice from Mark on Vimeo.

And...please...Bless OUR Homeland, the United States, forever....

Feel-good Story of the Day!

Peas For Prosperity Putting Homeless to Work

ATLANTA – Christy Annis is busy packing, wrapping and shipping black-eyed peas across the country for last minute stocking stuffers. And she is looking to the homeless for help.

“It’s a southern tradition to eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Eve for prosperity, it goes back to General Sherman during the Civil War,” said Christy Annis, the founder of Peas for Prosperity, an online boutique that sells everything peas.

For more than a decade Annis was an attorney but she gave it all up to pack peas.

“Peas for Prosperity was founded on one principle,” she said. “To help people in need one pea at a time, I wasn’t looking to get rich quick or even start a business. I wanted to make a difference in my community and help others receive their second chance.”

She hires homeless men and women on a contract basis- they label, wrap and ship the bags for kitchens across the country. She calls it peas to paychecks.

“The south got their second chance after the Civil War. I’m getting my second chance and that’s why I want to help other people too,” Annis said.

Read more here.


My old South Carolina friends told me it should be 'red beans and rice' on New Year's Day, which I have done since the late 60s...but who am I to argue with Christy Annis, a successful businesswoman and former lawyer?


UPDATE: Despite their earlier denials, the Obama Administration now admits that Director Clapper had not been briefed on the London terror arrests that occurred the morning of this interview. Their initial response was to blame the interviewer, Diane Sawyer, for asking an "ambiguous question". We await the righteous indignation from the mainstream media for this outright lie at the expense of a journalist.

Director James Clapper, who briefs the president daily on the nation's security, appeared to be unfamiliar with the events in London.


These are the three people ensuring our safety as citizens of the United States?

Hmmm...seems to me they are only there to enjoy their salaries and the perquisites their positions provide.

A f'rinstance...if Brennan was briefed about London, why wasn't Clapper?

The look on Clapper's face after Diane Sawyer's question definitely places him as an Obama 'suck-up', and nothing more.

And to claim Sawyer's question was 'ambiguous' is just simply, another LIE, brought to you by the Obama administration!

Diane Sawyer looks a little miffed during the close of this video, don't you think?


2 firefighters dead, 14 hurt in extra-alarm blaze

Two firefighters died after a wall collapsed during a 3-11 alarm fire at an abandoned South Side commercial building this morning, authorities said.

Fourteen other firefighters were injured, including two who were trapped with the ones who died.

The firefighters killed were identified as Edward Stringer and Corey Ankum.

Police squad cars escorted two ambulances north on Lake Shore Drive to Northwestern as ramps were closed to clear it of traffic, according to fire communications.

Stringer was one of the firefighters taken there. The condition of the other one was not known.

, who had been with the department only 16 months, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died.

Late this morning, dozens of firefighters stood at attention, removing their caps and saluting, as Ankum's body was taken from the hospital and put in an ambulance. A police escort led the ambulance to the medical examiner's office.

A similar procession with a dozen department vehicles left Northwestern shortly after noon with Stringer's body.

The fourth firefighter buried in the rubble, and as many as 12 other firefighters with undisclosed injuries, were also taken to hospitals.

Fire officials and sources said 10 were stable and six were taken to hospitals in serious to critical condition, including the two who later died.


The firefighters' deaths came on the 100th anniversary of a huge fire at the Union Stockyards that claimed the life of 21 Chicago firefighters, the single greatest loss in U.S. history of professional big-city firefighters until Sept. 11, 2001.

Read more here.


My deepest sympathy to the families of Corey Ankum and Edward Stringer. Deaths which occur during what is supposed to be the 'happiest time of the year' are overwhelmingly sad.

If you, my few readers, could just take a moment today, and say a prayer that these two firefighters' families will have strength to endure their sorrow...that would be the greatest gift you could give!

To those firefighters who were injured, I pray you all make a speedy recovery.

And to the Chicago Fire Department: There are many of us out here who appreciate so very much how you put your lives on the line each and every time you race to strike down a fire. My sincere condolences to all of you on the loss of two of your family members.