__________ July 03, 2015 __________

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Someone is turning TWELVE today…!!!

__________ July 02, 2015 __________

Independence Day

a guest blog, taken from
http://shiratdevorah.blogspot.com/2015/06/independence-day.html

The U.S. was founded on the Fast Day of  17 Tammuz 1776 which in that year was a Shabbat.  This year America’s Independence Day 4th of July again falls out on Shabbat 17 Tammuz , the beginning of the period known as the ”three weeks” when the Jewish people remember the destruction of the holy Temples.

It will be the 239th Independence Day, meaning that America will be entering into its 240th year of Independence.  240 is, by the way, the gematria of Amalek [the perpetual enemy of the Jewish people].Since the founding of America on July 4 1776  the two dates have coincided 10 times, in these years: 1776, 1795, 1833, 1844, 1852, 1863, 1882, 1901, 1939 and 1996.  This year 2015 marks the 11th time the dates coincide.

__________ July 01, 2015 __________

Mister V

Guest blog post, taken from the Jewish blog,
http://lazerbrody.typepad.com/2015/06/the-imminent-geula-mister-v

aNNa’S NoTe:  You know me and numbers.  I read this and… wOw.

In case you’ve forgotten, “Mister V” was our code name for then-presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama, who became the 44th President of the USA. In July of 2008, three months before the election, we predicted that he would be elected and why. Looking at events through lenses of emuna, we also predicted that he would get close to Iran, which became true as well.

How did we know? Very simple. As we wrote in the original article from seven years ago:

On July 27th, 2004 Senate candidate Barack Obama spoke to delegates during the Democratic National Convention in Boston.  Some call it “The Speech”, a 17 minute star-making turn.  Obama walked on stage an unknown, and walked off as a star. Four months after the convention, Obama won the U.S. Senate seat in a landslide. Hashem aroused my curiosity; I looked at a 120-year Hebrew-English calendar and discovered that July 27th, 2004 was the 9th day of the Hebrew month of Av, “Tisha B’Av.” This is a perpetual day of calamity for the Jewish people when among other disasters, both Holy Temples in Jerusalem were destroyed. So if this was the day that Obama’s star took a rise, then it surely wasn’t good for the People of Israel…

Why is Obama so dangerous to the Jewish People? As an American who grew up with a Muslim education and orientation and who still holds the strongest affinity for Islam, he combines the power of Edom and Ishmael, who come together at the end of days in attempt to destroy Israel. This too is indicated in his name, for the gematria (numerical value) of writing Barack Hussein Obama in Hebrew, like this – בראק חוסיין אובאמה – is 502. The gematria of “Edom Ishmael”, like this – אדום ישמעאל – is also 502. In Hashem’s world, there’s no such thing as coincidence.

Hashem is talking to us loud and clear. This year, the 239th USA Day of Independence falls on Shabbat, the 17th of Tammuz, also a perpetual day of calamity that marks the start of the historical “Three Weeks” of tragedies between then and Tisha B’Av, when the Jewish People curtail joyous activities such as playing music and holding weddings. This is the beginning of the USA’s 240th year. On this very day, we will be reading the Torah’s prophecy in Parshat Balak, how Amalek, Israel’s arch-enemy, will become the leader of the nations. The Hebrew numerical equivalent of Amalek – עמלק – is exactly 240…

__________ June 30, 2015 __________

Unintended Consequences?

guest post, taken from
http://www.tpnn.com/2015/06/28/unintended-consequence

aNNa’S NoTe:  I’m not sure about this, but it certainly raised an eyebrow.

This past week the Supreme Court redefined marriage to the delight of liberals and gay activists across the nation.  Since SCOTUS ruled that the right to marry anyone is now the law of the land in all 50 states, there is an unintended consequence that should make conservatives gleeful.

As reported by BearingArms.com, “If you’re following any of the various media outlets this morning, you’re probably aware that the U.S. Supreme Court has just extended gay marriage to all 50 states. The Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide, in a historic decision that invalidates gay marriage bans in more than a dozen states. Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s ruling on Friday means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage. The outcome is the culmination of two decades of Supreme Court litigation over marriage, and gay rights generally.”

The Court used Section 1 of the Fourteen Amendment to justify its argument, which reads:

Amendment XIV Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law, which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

The writer goes on to make a brilliant point: “By using the Constitution in such a manner, the Court argues that the Due Process Clause extends “certain personal choices central to individual dignity and autonomy” accepted in a majority of states across the state lines of a handful of states that still banned the practice. The vast majority of states are “shall issue” on the matter of issuing concealed carry permits, and enjoy reciprocity with a large number of other states. My North Carolina concealed carry permit, for example, was recognized yesterday as being valid in 36 states, which just so happened to be the number of states in which gay marriage was legal yesterday. But 14 states did not recognize my concealed carry permit yesterday. Today they must.

 Using the same “due process clause” argument as the Supreme Court just applied to gay marriage, my concealed carry permit must now be recognized as valid in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

As Americans we have a standing right called the Second Amendment, which grants the right to keep and bear arms, and that specifically granted right shall not be infringed. SCOTUS doesn’t even need to have a court case and prolonged legal, judicial activism — that right already exists.

Consequently, a concealed carry license should now be valid in all 50 states across the nation!

Can you imagine the outrage this will spark on the left?  Because of their liberal activism, and that of five activist Justices on the Supreme Court, our constitutionally declared right to keep and bear arms MUST be recognized in every state.

Hey, they opened the can of worms; now they’ll have to eat it.  Isn’t that positively delicious?  I guess there really is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

aNNa’S NoTe:  I still don’t see that this is is a good thing… even if it’s another thing I approve of.  They shouldn’t have the right to decide for the people.  BUT… this one affects me.  So that’s pretty interesting!  ((Unless they decide to exempt this issue.  Which they could – facsists can do whatever they like, after all…))  Might this also apply to homeschool laws, which vary from state to state?  I’m just… wondering…!

__________ June 29, 2015 __________

The Real Problem

This weekend, nearly half of the profile pictures and meme photos in my FB feed turned rainbow colored.  I’m going to assume from the evidence, that everyone knows what happened on Friday.  In case you live under a rock, the United States Supreme Court ruled that homosexual marriage is a Constitutional right.

Now, I have to admit something to you:
I’m weird.   I never react like other people to things.  Ever.
There, now you know.

Here’s the thing… while everyone else was high-fiving and coloring their pictures rainbow-ish?  I was mourning.  Not the fact that homosexuals can marry.  I’m glad of that.  We’ll get there in a moment.  No, I’m mourning the loss of freedom that every single person watching this should’ve noticed.  That every single person should be standing up and protesting, vehemently.

Do you know what happened Friday?  Nine individuals – who were NOT elected by the people; Supreme Court Justices are appointed, FYI – got to decide something on behalf of an entire nation.  And not one American had a problem with this.  Nine people, taking YOUR choice out of your hands.  Taking away YOUR right to vote on an issue, to decide as a people what should be, and what shouldn’t.  And you didn’t even get to pick those nine people.

Now, if it were put to a vote in each state?  Or each district, or whatever?  I would’ve voted in favor of giving homosexuals the right to marry.  But I wasn’t given that choice.  I wasn’t asked.  I was superseded by a fascist group.  In fact, if they so chose, they could turn around tomorrow and rule against homeschooling.  They could rule that all people in the country shall be vaccinated.  They could take that power and supersede us on any given topic, now.  Because not a single person has a problem with this insane power play.

Fascism:  a political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leadership, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.

That’s what happened, this weekend.  A nine-person dictatorial group forced social regimentation, suppressing all opposition of the people in this country.  They exalted the nation above the individual.  There’s a word for that:  TYRANNY.

This isn’t about homosexuality or abortion or home school or vaccines or any other hot topic.  This is about the abuse of power.  And I’m absolutely sick to my stomach about it.

Now I’m pretty sure that there are a lot of people taking issue with my take on homosexual marriage, as a scripturally strong believer in Messiah Yeshua.  Let me tell you something:  I don’t have to condone homosexuality to condone homosexual marriage.  Think about this for a moment.  I don’t have to like what someone says to condone free speech.  You can spout liberal crap that stands my every hair up on end all you want in my Facebook feed.  I will never speak out against it.  It’s your right to say what you want.  I won’t take that right away from you.  I won’t belittle you for your opinion, because it’s YOURS, and I want you have the right to be honest and open about your beliefs.  (I also expect that you allow me the right to be honest and open about MY feelings, in return.)  But that doesn’t mean I agree with or like or condone what you say.  Are you following?

It’s the same with homosexuality.  I personally believe that it’s an abomination in the eyes of the Lord.  I will never condone homosexuality as a choice.  But I will never force my convictions about it on you, at the same time.  Because they’re MY convictions, based on my choice to obey Yehovah Elohim, and they’re NOT your convictions, so you don’t have to share the same sentiments.  I personally believe that homosexuality is wrong… but I condone homosexual marriage, because you have the right to your own convictions, and to your own choices.  God allows man to make choices.  To decide for themselves.  And He stands by man’s decisions.  He allows them to choose their path.  So if I’m emulating Him, I do the same thing.

Think about this:  if a people group (say, christians) are allowed to decide for other people what they can and can’t do, how long will it be before other people are allowed to decide for the christians what THEY can and cannot do?  As long as it does not cause pain or hardship to a people group, NO ONE should decide for others what they can or cannot do.  Now we have to have laws to protect the innocent from harm.  Laws against murder, rape, assault, etc.  Laws against theft, destruction, and other things.  People cannot be allowed to cause pain or hardship to another.  But homosexuality doesn’t hurt yougay1It’s the prohibition of gay marriage that is causing pain and hardship to a people group.  Those who are against it are the ones hurting people.  They’re bigots and thoroughly un-American, as American is a nation of the free, and that’s suppression.  So I am ALL FOR homosexual marriage.

Want it in the blunt, rankle-your-fur language?  Here it is:  People are gonna sin.  If they choose not to obey God, they’re going to sin.  And you can’t prohibit them from making the choice to sin without taking away the free will Yehovah put into play.  So shut the hell up. 

The ONLY thing the fight against homosexual marriage has done (other than make the gay people miserable) is delay the return of Christ.  And since I want Him to return, get the HELL out of the way, dammit!!  You’re delaying God’s whole thang, see?  Let them be of the world.  They ARE of the world.  Be of Him.  I’ll be of Him.  And then He’ll come, and I can go away, and I’ll be happy, and they’ll be happy, and the plan will be put into play.   Get it?

To my mind, anyone who objects to homosexual marriage is NOT of Yehovah.  They’re suppressing His will, they’re trying to remove the free choice He bestowed upon us, and they’re delaying His plan.  That’s the OPPOSITE of being His people.  That’s being His enemy.  Christians are horrible, and need to close their bigoted, craptastic mouths before God does it for them.

Every time destruction came upon mankind in scripture, it was due to a complete turn from relational unity as Yehovah ordained it.   Noah’s Flood?  Mankind abandoned relations of a man-woman nature… to the point where only Noah was found to be righteous in the world.  When Sodom/Gomorrah was destroyed?  The Bible says they were being judged for abandoning man-woman relationships  as a city, and only Lot was found to be righteous.  And in each case, the chosen ones were taken out, and the rest fried/drowned.

So I’ve been anticipating this… watching the gay map as states have been choosing, one by one, to legalize homosexual marriage.  I was giddy about it.  It was good… we were getting as a people to choose.  I was glad of it.  And not only that, but I was getting closer and closer to His return.  Talk about giddy!

What I’m NOT glad of is that suddenly nine people get to take that right to vote on it away from us.  Government on the state and local levels is where the people get to speak.  It’s our voice.  The furthest you can get from that is the Supreme Court- where a handful of appointed people get to make a decision that is handed down on us.  Even the president and Congress – WE ELECT THEM!  But we have no say about this group of bastards, lording it over us.  I take issue with them having the right to take my choice, my vote, away.  There should be an outcry… from ALL sides, based on this, alone.  Just because it went in one side’s favor doesn’t make what they did right.  I would’ve protested this just as loudly if they ruled homosexual marriage was unConsitutional.  It’s just wrong.  Don’t you see that something’s wrong, here?

Something bad.  Because if they’re allowed to do that with this issue, how many other issues will they move on to?  It’s bad.  It’s taken away our voice.  And there ought to be checks and balances to keep this kind of power-play from happening.  Am I missing something?  Or are people so caught up in the colors that they don’t see the source of it?  If that’s the case, I mourn for our nation.

Not because there’s homosexual marriage.
I’m happy for them – it’s about time we got there.
But not this way.  Not like this.  Not at the expense of freedom.

__________ June 28, 2015 __________

What Dads can Do

http://www.boredpanda.com/dad-colors-in-kids-drawings-fred-giovannitti/?image_id=dad-colors-in-kids-drawings-fred-giovannitti-16.jpg

Fred Giovannitti, a self-described artist, dad, inventor, environmentalist and entrepreneur has a wonderful habit of taking his kids’ drawings with him when he goes on business trips and adding his own artistic and colorful touches.

Giovannitti lives in Delaware, but spends as much as a third of his year abroad. He has spent the last 4 years taking his children’s drawings with him to stay, in a way, connected to them. He says that Sofia (age 8), Jaxton (age 5) and Freddie (age 9) are always happy to see how the pieces come out.