Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. ~ 1 Peter 5: 5-9

The nation and the Constitution was roiled somewhat this past week or so between 1) a seventeen-year-old foul-mouthed High School student (so-called, but he could be 20 years old for all we know) apparently going through the throes of re-enacting the old ‘Hitler Youth’ salute of a clenched fist at a rally, while ranting and raving ‘F-bombs’ at will to the obvious delight of his fellow-students and the TV hosts; to a 2) deflated audience of Trump supporters somewhat upset over his apparent failure to fulfill most of what he campaigned on to become elected president, by folding and surrendering to the hated DemoMarxists and their ilk over an omnibus Constitution spending bill.

Surely We the People as guardians of the Constitution are not really that fragile in confronting little bumps and gulleys on the road to success that we cower and hide, and rant and rave whenever we perceive that the ‘enemy’ (ie the opposition) has won yet another round of humiliating failures on ‘our side’.

Are we?

Back on April 23, 1910, in his ‘Man in the Arena’ speech Teddy Roosevelt had something to say on the subject:

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

For the full report on what the omnibus bill is all about, and why Trump outsmarted those who would bring him down, click on link below ‘Trump Reluctantly signs Omnibus’ for the full implication, but in the meantime take solace from this: “This is the majors now. Trump has to outwit world-class adversaries and ‘frenemies’ by defining the deals that they will agree to. One minute they will think Trump is their friend – the next minute, a cunning, bitter foe. Trump will not find perfect solutions. He will find OPTIMAL constitution solutions. We cannot ask for more. Trump has stood by and watched ‘Perfect’ murder ‘Good’ for eight years – maybe longer. He’s not gonna do it. He’s going to deliver the best outcome possible, and he’s not waiting for us to feel relaxed about it”.[end]

Young constitution patriot …

As for the crazed David Hogg, say no more. For full report click on ‘March Madness’ link below. A couple of reminders from the comment thread. From ‘covfef999’: “Dear David Hogg, the only way I, a woman, can protect myself and the Constitution against a man who wishes to do me harm, even one as scrawny and feminized as you, is with a firearm. You’re not going to take it away from me”.

From ‘Ari’: Every one of those FL high school students knew the policies of the school system that allowed violence to be ignored. They did nothing. David Hogg did nothing. Every parent of the students knew the policy. The parents did nothing. Every FL GOP politician knew the policy. They did nothing.[end]

God Knows

When God wants to drill a man and thrill a man and skill a man; when God wants to mold a man to play the noblest part; when he yearns with all his heart to build so great and bold a man that all the world should be amazed, then watch his methods, watch his ways!

How he ruthlessly perfects whom he royally elects, how he hammers him and hurts him and with mighty blows converts him into shapes and forms of clay which only God can understand; while man’s tortured heart is crying and he lifts beseeching hands…

Yet God bends but never breaks when man’s good he undertakes, how he uses whom he chooses and with mighty power infuses him, with every act induces him to try his splendor out; God knows what he’s about!

So yes, God bends but never breaks, upon himself our yokes he takes, to show us that for us he chooses and for all of those he uses, there are many such abuses that we’d never ever make excuses; just as Christ our King before us let the heavenly secret out, God knows what he’s about!

But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. ~ 2 Timothy 3: 10-17


God Knows (short version) from Cloud by Day Fire by Night Copyright (c) 2011 by Dennis G. Hurst

Trump Reluctantly signs Omnibus

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Face of Jesus by Richard Hook

Soli Deo Gloria!