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“Let Him kiss me with the kiss of His mouth!” Songs of Solomon 1:2 [HAPPY EASTER]

Posted in Agape, BEYOND THIS WORLD, Christ, Christianity, God, GOD IN THE FLESH, God is not a religion, GOD'S GRACE, God's love, God's Spirit, He still stands tall, Helping each other, Helping others, Honesty, HOPE, Hope for better tomorrows, humility, Infallible God, MERCY AND GRACE with tags , , , , , , on March 30, 2013 by sheriffali

The month of April is said to derive its name from the Latin verb aperio, which signifies to open, because all of the buds of blossoms are now opening, and we have arrived at the gates of the flowery year.

 

In beginning a new month, let us seek the same desires after our Lord as those which glowed in the heart of the elect spouse. See how she leaps at once to Him; there are no prefatory words; she does not even mention His name; she is in the heart of her theme at once, for she speaks of Him who was the only Him in the world to her.

 

How bold is her love! It was much condescension which permitted the weeping penitent to anoint His feet with spikenard – it was rich love which allowed the gentle Mary to sit at His feet and learn of Him – but here, love, strong, fervent love, aspires to higher tokens of regard, and closer signs of fellowship.

 

Esther trembled in the presence of Ahasuerus, but the spouse of joyful liberty of perfect love knows no fear. If we have received the same free spirit, we also may ask the like. By kisses we suppose to be intended those varied manifestations of affection by which the believer is made to enjoy the love of Jesus.

 

The kiss of reconciliation we enjoyed at our conversion; and it was sweet as honey dropping from the comb. The kiss of acceptance is still warm on our brow, and we know that He hath accepted our persons and our works through rich grace. The kiss of daily, communion; is that which we pant after to be repeated day after day, till it is changed into the kiss of reception, which removes the soul from earth, and the kiss of consummation which fills it with the joy of heaven.

 

Faith is the road, but communion with Jesus is the well from which the pilgrim drinks. O lover of our souls, be not strange to us; let the limps of Thy blessing meet the lips of our asking; let the lips of Thy fullness touch the lips of our need, and straightway the kiss will be effectuated. 

JESUS CHRIST MARCH 29 2013

President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton final tour as Partners!

Posted in America, Burma, Cambodia, Hillary Clinton, Hope for better tomorrows, humility, President Obama, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Secretary of State, Thailand, Women's Rights with tags , , , , , on November 19, 2012 by sheriffali

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — They emerged from Air Force One together, side by side, smiling at the crowd waiting on the tarmac below. Then as they headed down the stairs, she held back just a little so that she would stay a step behind him.

For President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, this week’s trip to Southeast Asia is to be their last foreign adventure together in office, an intriguing, sometimes awkward closing road show that is nostalgic over a partnership at an end yet hints at a future ripe with possibility.

Four years after their cage-match battle for the presidency, the rivals-turned-allies proved a more compatible team than either might have imagined when Mrs. Clinton first accepted his invitation to join the cabinet. Though not exactly close friends, they developed a working relationship of respect, one in which Mr. Obama gave her the freedom to roam the world while she strategically deferred to him in ways small and large as she carried out his policies and shaped her own.

Mrs. Clinton’s signature initiative as America’s top diplomat is what has become known as the administration’s “pivot to Asia,” a strengthening of United States strategic, security and economic ties in the Asia-Pacific region. It is a policy Mr. Obama advanced with his three-country trip that began Saturday and included two nations never before visited by an American president, Myanmar and Cambodia.

Now as the president prepares to begin his second term, the secretary is stepping down, bone weary, according to aides, and ready for an extended rest after nearly a million miles of globe-trotting. She has waxed about the days not far off when she can relax, read a book and even travel just for pleasure. But many on Air Force One these last few days, not least the president himself, expect her to be back after a rest, making a bid to succeed him in 2016 and redefining their relationship once again.

As the last day of the trip arrived on Tuesday morning, Mrs. Clinton reflected briefly. “It’s been great,” she told reporters who stopped her in a hotel before heading out to summit meetings. “It’s been bittersweet, nostalgic, all the things you would expect.”Mr. Obama, too, has seemed to focus on the journey’s nature of finality, making a point of praising Mrs. Clinton publicly as they have jetted across Southeast Asia. They met up in Thailand and then traveled together on Monday to Myanmar and finally here to Cambodia. Along the way, they teamed up to meet with premiers and potentates, tour an ancient golden pagoda and chat with a Buddhist monk about budget deficits and maybe even presidential politics.

On the porch of the house of Myanmar’s opposition leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Mr. Obama gave Mrs. Clinton a shout-out.

“Where did Hillary go?” he suddenly asked as he interrupted his remarks about Myanmar’s transition from military rule. “Where is she?”

She caught his attention from the audience. “There she is,” he said to applause.

“I could not be more grateful,” he went on, “not only for your service, Hillary, but also for the powerful message that you and Aung San Suu Kyi send about the importance of women — and men — everywhere embracing and promoting democratic values and human rights.”

Mrs. Clinton, as is her style, has kept publicly quiet during the trip, leaving the president the stage while she has largely remained behind the scenes or in the audience. When the two arrived at Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi’s house, she hung back while Mr. Obama emerged from the limousine to be greeted.

And yet at times, her deeper experience in remote places around the world like this is palpable. After Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi shook Mr. Obama’s hand and began to draw him inside the house, she abruptly stopped as if remembering, turned around to look for Mrs. Clinton and then rushed over to give her a warm embrace. While Mrs. Clinton was seen as an old friend, Mr. Obama later appeared to mispronounce Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi’s name; she flinched but later hugged him.

Likewise, when Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton paid a courtesy call on the hospitalized King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, the secretary held back while the president advanced. “Your Majesty,” Mr. Obama said as he grasped the king’s hand. “It’s a great honor.”

Only then did Mrs. Clinton approach, but again with much greater familiarity. “Hello again,” she said. “It’s so good to see you again. And my husband sends you his very best regards.”

The king handed Mr. Obama some gifts, including a red box. “This is beautiful,” the president responded looking at something inside that could not be seen by reporters. “Thank you so much. This is lovely.”

An American woman next to Mrs. Clinton indicated that the gift was for Michelle Obama.

“Oh, thank you,” Mr. Obama said. “Michelle, my wife,” would “appreciate it.”

“She’ll look very good in that color, Mr. President,” Mrs. Clinton offered.

Thick in the air, if largely unspoken, was the question of Mrs. Clinton’s future. When the president and secretary went to the Wat Pho Royal Monastery in Bangkok to look at the famed Reclining Buddha, a monk told Mr. Obama that the statue was a symbol of success and would bring him a third term were he allowed to run. The Thai newspaper The Nation reported that the president pointed to Mrs. Clinton and said she would be the next president. Aides to both denied that, suggesting that the monk, not the president, may have forecast Mrs. Clinton’s future.

Either way, as the end drew near, the past and future were on the minds of both. Mr. Obama took Mrs. Clinton and her entourage to lunch at the United States Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday to thank them for their work.

Then during the Air Force One flight to Phnom Penh that night, an official said, the two huddled alone for an hour, reminiscing about the last four years — and talking about what the next may bring.

Written by Peter – New York Times:

 

 

 

True “Spiritualism” creates “oneness” with God, something, no Religion can accomplish!

Posted in Children, Christ, Darkness, Fallible, God, God is not a religion, God's love, God's Spirit, Heaven, Hope for better tomorrows, humility, Infallible God, Light, Oneness with God, Religion, Sin, Spiritual Strength, Spiritualism, Spirituality with tags , , , , on November 13, 2012 by sheriffali

God has never been and will never be a “Religion,” irrespective of what that Religion is or may be. Without exception, unequivocally, “all” Religions are the product of “mortal, infallible and imperfect man,” hence the reason for society’s disarray caused by man’s argument about who or what is the true religion.

 

The saint in public is a devil in private, dealing in flour by day and in soot by night. The cake which is burned on one side; is dough on the other! A cake not turned is soon burnt on the side nearest the fire, and although no one can have too much of God, there are some who seem burnt on black with bigoted zeal for the part of truth which they have received, or are charred to a cinder with a vainglorious Pharisaic Ostentation of those religious performances which suite their humor. The assumed appearance of superior sanctity frequently accompanies a total absence of all vital Godliness.

 

Has God’s grace gone through the very centre of our beings so as to be felt in its divine operations in all of our powers, actions, words and our thoughts? To be sanctified, spirit, soul and body; should be our aim and prayer; and although sanctification may not be perfect in us anywhere in degree, yet it must be universal in its action; there must not be the appearance of holiness in one place and reigning sin in another, else we too, wilt be “a cake not turned.”

 

If it be so with me, O Lord, turn me! Turn my unsanctified nature to fire of Thy love and let it feel the sacred glow, and let my burnt side cool a little, while I learn my own weakness and want of heat when I am removed from Thy heavenly flame.

 

Let me not be found a double-minded man, but one entirely under the powerful influence of reigning grace; for well I know if I am left like a cake unturned, and am not on both sides the subject of Thy grace, I must be consumed for ever amid everlasting burnings!

 

Thomas Carlyle, [1795-1881] following Plato, [437 B.C.] pictures a man, a deep pagan thinker, having lived in a cave all his life…  http://wp.me/p1wG70-eD

 

 

 

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The juxtaposition of Obama and Romney shed light on the antithesis of who really cares about America!

Posted in 2012, America's 2%, America's 98%, Bush's Policies, Children, Current events, Deregulation, Dick Cheney, Dick morris, Donald Trump, Extreme Views, Fox News, George W. Bush, Hope for better tomorrows, Karl Rove, Koch Brothers, Misguided, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Patience, Paul Ryan, Politics, Poverty, President Obama, Progress, Racism, Recovery, Right Wing Extremists, Rush Limbaugh, Scrooge, Sean Hanity, Women's Rights with tags , , , , on November 12, 2012 by sheriffali

Mr. Optimist, President Obama, beat the crap out of the whining, Pontificating Pessimists, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and the GOP establishment!

 

The Republican paradox that giving more huge tax cuts that favors the richest two percent of Americans would somehow help the other ninety-eight percent; is incongruous.

 

We have the facts on our side to prove otherwise. Former President George W. Bush’s 2001 and 2003 trillion dollar tax cut for the rich still exists today and where has it gotten us? It didn’t create jobs during Bush’s Presidency and as a matter of fact we lost more than three million jobs during Bush’s Stewardship of the economy.

 

We are at the edge of the financial cliff and “we” must rectify by undoing the Republican’s “pledge” to the lobbyist Grover Norquist. Just imagine, Grover Norquist introduced this pledge in 1986 and it was sanctioned by then, former President Ronald Reagan. [The Republicans Greek god]

 

The pledge that has torpedoed progress for America’s Middle-Class!

 

Below is the verbatim of the pledge and I have filled it out using Paul Ryan’s name. Mitt Romney also signed the pledge.

 

“I, Paul Ryan, pledge to the taxpayers of the 1st District of the State of Wisconsin, and to the American people that I will:  ‘ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and TWO, oppose any net reduction of elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.”  

 

This pledge is not for the greater good of 98% of the hard working American people, but it is about the Republicans using this pledge to sustain America’s 2% upper-class to become even richer!

 

 

 

Donald Trump, Rush Limbaugh, Dick Morris and those that think like them; “are there no decency left in them?”

Posted in Current events, Dick morris, Donald Trump, Extreme Views, Fox News, Hades, Hope for better tomorrows, humility, Illness, Politics, President Obama, Racism, Right Wing Extremists, Rush Limbaugh on November 7, 2012 by sheriffali

Logically, one would think that since against all odds, President Obama had a resounding victory and that the President Haters, would take a break in the interest of bringing the Country together! But, amazingly enough, Obama’s 2nd term victory buttressed the hatred from many on the extreme right.

 

Dick Morris on Fox and Friends Wednesday morning was running down the President’s victory as the worst in history. Of course when you take a look at Morris, you don’t have to guess, this guy is really eating some bad food! He is swollen!

 

Rush Limbaugh on the other hand has gone off the rail that he may have decided to delve into Oxycontin again. Let us hope not for his sake.

 

And of course Donald Trump, he started Tweeting Tuesday night and making statements that his hair-piece looks like it was in Chicago despite his body being in New York.

 

Also, let us not forget the lady that’s never stopped flying on her Alaska Broom. Sarah Palin got on Fox News and she was pining and expressing so much pain, perhaps she is going to need a strong laxative to find relief.

 

But, perhaps in the interest of what is best for our people and our country we should all heed the words of the wise minds of the past.

 

“There would be no place for hatred among wise men and women. For who but the foolish would hate good men and women. And there is no cause to hate bad men. Vice is a disease of the mind, just as feebleness show ill health to the body.” Boethius

 

Martin Luther [1483-1546] “These two sins, hatred and pride, deck and trim themselves out as the devil clothed himself in the Godhead. Hatred will be godlike; pride will be truth. These two are deadly sins: hatred is killing, pride is lying.”

 

 

 

A Vote for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is a Vote for reinstating Bush and Cheney’s Policies that brought you misery!

Posted in Abortion, America's 2%, America's 98%, ANN ROMNEY, Bermuda, Bernard Madoff, Bill Clinton, Binders of women, Bush's Policies, Cayman Islands, Children, China, CNN, Colin Powell, Commitment, Completely Wrong, Condoleeza Rice - Liar, Cruelty, Current events, Deregulation, Dick Cheney, Extreme Views, Fox News, George W. Bush, Heartless, Hope for better tomorrows, Housing Market, Human Vulture, Karl Rove, KKK, Koch Brothers, Liar, Megan Kelly Fox News, Michelle Obama, Misguided, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Politics, Racism, Recovery, Republicans, Right Wing Extremists, Scrooge, Sean Hanity, Shyster, The Elderly with tags , , , on November 5, 2012 by sheriffali

The uninformed; the haters; the dishonest; the duplicitous; those that harbor prejudice and all Americans; the homes you lost; the jobs you lost; the savings you lost; the sixteen trillion dollars National Debt; the Iraq War; the Afghanistan War; the hope you lost; and all that you held near and dear to your heart like your children’s future, that perhaps seem like a bad dream, President Obama, wasn’t then or now, the destructive force that brought you these nightmares, that came from the Policies of former President and Vice President, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

 

Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and all of the Republicans that have fed you the dishonesty that this is all Obama’s fault, they know, you know and I for know, that this is the most brazen lie that these duplicitous Ruritans have been using to prey on your ignorance; your frustration; your hopelessness; your hate; your prejudices and all that ails you, just so that you can empower them back into White House, The Senate and The House of Representatives.

 

President Obama has kept us from going into a depression; and the job market is growing again. We went from losing 800,000 jobs per month during the last five months of the Bush Presidency and well into the initial stages of the Obama’s Presidency, but we are moving forward again, and over the past 30 plus months, we have steady job growth to the tune of five million five hundred thousand jobs. The Dow Jones that fell to 6,500 during Bush’s stewardship has rebounded to 13,000 plus; the NASDAQ is up 125% and the Standard & Poor is up 75%. The housing market has rebounded; we have created more manufacturing jobs since 1996; The Auto Industry is back and on top again, don’t turn back now.

 

If you vote your fears; your ignorance; your prejudices; your hate and contempt for Obama because he is Half-White and Half-Black and put Mitt Romney and the Republicans back into controlling your life; the truth is, within the next two years or less, “we would be bankrupt just like Russia was in 1990.

 

Your choice your vote; “make the best of it!”

 

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President Obama carries the weight of the Presidency and the Country!

Posted in America's 98%, Bill Clinton, Children, Colin Powell, Commitment, Current events, God's love, God's Spirit, Heaven, Hope for better tomorrows, Housing Market, Light, Michelle Obama, Patience, Politics, Poverty, President Obama, President Obama's Accomplishments, Progress, Recovery, Respite, Sadness, Solitude, Spiritual Strength, Spirituality, The Elderly, Veterans, Women's Rights with tags on November 5, 2012 by sheriffali

 

In 2012, President Obama looks a little leaner and his hair is a little grayer. In New Hampshire, in the sweltering high school gymnasium, he closed his eyes, lost for a fraction of a second in solitary respite, as he used a handkerchief to dab the sweat off his forehead in the middle of his speech.

 

If you just squinted your eyes a little, and looked at only the first row of President Obama Supporters at a campaign rally, it might not seem all that different from four years ago.

 

The raw electricity still radiates around him. At his rallies supporters still sink their fingers into his back, middle-aged men still, on rare occasions, tear up in his presence, and crowds still stand out in the rain to hear him speak.