By Bill Federer
Fur trapper, Indian agent, and soldier was Kit Carson. His exploits west of the Mississippi were as famous as Daniel Boone’s east.
Kit Caron’s father fought in the Revolutionary War, then moved with his family from Kentucky to a tract of land in Missouri owned by Daniel Boone’s sons.
At age 16, Kit Carson followed the Santa Fe Trail to Taos, New Mexico-capital of the fur trade in the Southwest. He stayed with a friend who had served with his brothers in the War of 1812.
Learning the skills of a fur trapper, Kit Carson became fluent in speaking: Spanish, Navajo, Apache, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Paiute, Shoshone, and Ute.
Francis Parkman, Jr., wrote in The Oregon Trail:
“The buffalo are strange animals…in order to approach them the utmost skill, experience, and judgment are necessary. Kit Carson, I believe, stands pre-eminent in running buffalo.”
In 1835, at the age of 25, he went to the annual mountain man rendezvous in Wyoming, where he met an Arapaho girl named Waa-Nibe or “Singing Grass.” After winning a gun fight over her with a French-Canadian trapper, he married her.
Kit and Singing Grass worked with the Hudson’s Bay Company, and renowned frontiersman Jim Bridger, trapping beaver along the Yellowstone, Powder, and Big Horn rivers, throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. Carson considered these years as “the happiest days of my life.” Singing Grass died of a fever after giving birth to their second daughter.
Beaver trapping, which drove the exploration of the west, was fueled by demand for beaver top hats popular in eastern America and Europe. Around 1840, when silk from China allowed hats to be made less expensively, demand for beaver ended.
Carson married a Cheyenne woman, in 1841, but she left him to follow her tribes migration. In 1842, Carson met the daughter of a prominent Taos family: Josefa Jaramillo. He received religious instruction from Padre Antonio José Martínez, was baptized, married Josefa and together they had eight children.
Kit Carson led John C. Frémont on expeditions across the South Pass on the Continental Divide, which “touched off a wave of wagon caravans filled with hopeful emigrants.”
Carson led Frémont to map the second half of the Oregon Trail, from South Pass to the Columbia River, traveling along the Great Salt Lake into Oregon.
They came within sight of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Saint Helens, Mt. Hood, and ventured into crossed into the Mexican territory, where Carson’s wilderness skills averted mass starvation in the Sierra Nevadas. Traveling across the Mojave Desert, they arrived at a watering hole called Las Vegas.
When Congress published Frémont’s reports in 1845, Carson’s reputation as a frontiersman Indian fighter inspired writers to use him as the hero in dime novels.
In 1846, Carson accompanied Frémont to California, where he courageously participated in several battles resulting in the State being brought into the Union, even slipping through a siege at night and running 25 miles barefoot through the desert to San Diego for reinforcements.
General Sherman wrote of meeting Kit Carson in The Memoirs of General William T. Sherman:
“As the spring and summer of 1848 advanced, the reports came faster and faster from the gold-mines at Sutter’s saw-mill…It was our duty to go up and see with our own eyes, that we might report the truth to our Government.
As yet we had no regular mail to any part of the United States, but mails had come to us at long intervals, around Cape Horn…”
“I well remember the first overland mail. It was brought by Kit Carson in saddle-bags from Taos in New Mexico.
We heard of his arrival at Los Angeles, and waited patiently for his arrival at headquarters.
His fame then was at its height, from the publication of Frémont’s books, and I was very anxious to see a man who had achieved such feats of daring among the wild animals of the Rocky Mountains, and still wilder Indians of the Plains.
At last his arrival was reported at the tavern at Monterey, and I hurried to hunt him up. I cannot express my surprise at beholding a small, stoop-shouldered man, with reddish hair, freckled face, soft blue eyes, and nothing to indicate extraordinary courage or daring. He spoke but little, and answered questions in monosyllables…”
“He spent some days in Monterey, during which time we extracted with difficulty some items of his personal history.
He was then by commission a lieutenant in the regiment of Mounted Rifles serving in Mexico under Colonel Sumner, and, as he could not reach his regiment from California, Colonel Mason ordered that for a time he should be assigned to duty with A.J. Smith’s company, First Dragoons, at Los Angeles.
He remained at Los Angeles some months, and was then sent back to the United Staten with dispatches, traveling two thousand miles almost alone, in preference to being encumbered by a large party.”
After the Civil War, Kit Carson was a scout for the military, which was carrying out a Federal mandate to subdue the west. He objected to tactics used against the Indians by General James Carleton and Colonel Chivington.
Kit Carson’s fame was such that “Buffalo Bill” Cody named his son after him, as his sister, Helen Cody Wetmore, wrote in Last of the Great Scouts-The Life Story of Col. William F. Cody ‘Buffalo Bill’:
“The first boy of the family was the object of the undivided interest of the outpost for a time, and names by the dozen were suggested. Major North offered ‘Kit Carson’ as an appropriate name for the son of a great scout and buffalo-hunter, and this was finally settled on.”
Helen Cody Wetmore described “Buffalo Bill”:
“He may fitly be named the ‘Last of the Great Scouts.’ He has had great predecessors. The mantle of Kit Carson has fallen upon his shoulders, and he wears it worthily.”
In January of 1868, Kit Carson was appointed superintendent of Indian Affairs in Colorado. Though breathing with difficulty, he brought Ute Indian Chiefs to Washington, DC., to arrange a treaty.
Traveling through northern cities, they met crowds and posed for pictures with western military notables James Carleton and John C. Frémont.
While staying with the Indian Chiefs at New York City’s Metropolitan Hotel, Kit Carson almost died. He wrote:
“I felt my head swell and my breath leaving me. Then, I woke…my face and head all wet. I was on the floor and the chief was holding my head on his arm and putting water on me. He was crying. He said, ‘I thought you were dead. You called on your Lord Jesus, then shut your eyes and couldn’t speak.’
I did not know that I spoke…I do not know that I called on the Lord Jesus, but I might – it’s only Him that can help me where I now stand…”
Kit Carson ended:
“My wife must see me. If I was to write about this, or died out here, it would kill her. I must get home.”
Carson successfully arranged the treaty, as President Andrew Johnson wrote:
“I herewith lay before the Senate…a treaty made on the 2d day of March, 1868, by and between Nathaniel G. Taylor, Commissioner of Indian Affairs; Alexander C. Hunt, governor and ex officio superintendent of Indian affairs of Colorado Territory, and Kit Carson, on the part of the United States, and the representatives of the Tabeguache, Muaehe, Capote, Weeminuche, Yampa, Grand River, and Uintah bands of Ute Indians.”
Carson returned to Taos, New Mexio, but unfortunately, his wife Josefa died shortly after from complications giving birth to their eighth child.
A month later, Kit Carson died of an abdominal aortic aneurysm on MAY 23, 1868, at the age of 58. He was buried next to his wife.
His last words were: “Adios Compadres” (Spanish for “Goodbye friends”).
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There are many who are broken-hearted today. Some who have lost loved ones and others who simply are hurting because they do not know what to do and who to turn to. There is only one who is there with hope and love. Only one who answers prayers and only one who takes our lost into His arms so that we may see them again when we join them on the other side. Thank God that we have the hope of His promise and that His promise is never broken.
She distributed relief supplies to wounded soldiers and, at the request of President Lincoln, aided for nearly four years in searching for missing soldiers.
After attempting to carry a wounded soldier off the battlefield of Antietam, September 17, 1862, Clara Barton wrote:
“A ball had passed between my body and the right arm which supported him, cutting through the sleeve and passing through his chest from shoulder to shoulder. There was no more to be done for him and I left him to his rest.
I have never mended that hole in my sleeve. I wonder if a soldier ever does mend a bullet hole in his coat?”
Clara Barton was present at some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War: Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas, Antietam, and Fredericksburg.
The National Park Service recorded thatClara Barton first visited Chatham or “Lacy House” in early August 1862, bringing food and hospital supplies to help “her boys.”
She returned during the Fredericksburg Campaign, December 1862.
Clara Barton helped care for the wounded soldiers of both sides that were brought into the house.
A physician requested her help in the city, which required her to cross a pontoon bridge over the river.
As she stepped off, an officer offered her his hand.
Suddenly a shell passed under their arms, tearing away part of her skirt and his coattail. He later died.
Clara Barton set up a soup kitchen at the Lacy House, which became a makeshift hospital for the Union 2nd Corps.
With doctors too busy to keep medical records,Clara wrote in her diary the names of the men who died and where they were buried. Her diary is at the Clara BartonNational Historic Site in Maryland.
On December 13, 1862, the day of the heaviest fighting,Clara was in the doorway of the Lacy House when an exploding shell severed a soldier’s artery. She applied the tourniquet that saved his life.
Crossing the river again, a Union provost marshall thought she was a civilian and volunteered to escort her to safety, but looking at the thousands of Union soldiers, she politely declined the offer saying she was the best protected woman in the world.
When a shell struck the door of the room she was in, ‘she did not flinch, but continued her duties’ assisting the doctors.
The next two weeks at Chatham, Clara saw ‘hundreds of the worst wounded men I have ever seen,’ occupying every room of the house.
They ‘covered every foot of the floors and porticos’ and stair landings. A man ‘thought himself rich’ if he laid under a table where he would not be stepped on.
Clara saw five men stuffed onto four shelves of a cupboard. Others shivered in the cold muddy yard on blankets, waiting for someone inside to die so they could be brought in.
Clara set up a soup kitchen in a tent in the yard to help them.
The Library of Congress has the letter Clara Barton wrote to her cousin from the Head Quarters of the 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps-Army of the Potomac Camp near Falmouth, Virginia, December 12th, 1862, 2 o’clock a.m.:
“My dear Cousin Vira: Five minutes time with you; and God only knows what those five minutes might be worth to the many-doomed thousands sleeping around me. It is the night before a battle.
The enemy, Fredericksburg, and its mighty entrenchments lie before us, the river between – at tomorrow’s dawn our troops will assay to cross, and the guns of the enemy will sweep those frail bridges at every breath. The moon is shining through the soft haze with a brightness almost prophetic.
For the last half hour I have stood alone in the awful stillness of its glimmering light gazing upon the strange sad scene around me striving to say, ‘Thy will Oh God be done.’
The camp fires blaze with unwanted brightness, the sentry’s tread is still but quick – the acres of little shelter tents are dark and still as death, no wonder for us as I gazed sorrowfully upon them.
I thought I could almost hear the slow flap of the grim messenger’s wings, as one by one he sought and selected his victims for the morning sacrifice. Sleep weary one, sleep and rest for tomorrow’s toil. Oh! Sleep and visit in dreams once more the loved ones nestling at home…”
“They may yet live to dream of you, cold lifeless and bloody, but this dream, soldier, is thy last, paint it brightly, dream it well.
Oh northern mothers, wives and sisters, all unconscious of the hour, would to Heaven that I could bear for you the concentrated woe which is so soon to follow, would that Christ would teach my soul a prayer that would plead to the Father for grace sufficient for you. God pity and strengthen you every one.
Mine are not the only waking hours, the light yet burns brightly in our kind hearted General’s tent where he pens what may be a last farewell to his wife and children and thinks sadly of his fated men.
Already the roll of the moving artillery is sounded in my ears. The battle draws near and I must catch one hour’s sleep for tomorrow’s labor.
Good night, dear cousin, and Heaven grant you strength for your more peaceful and less terrible, but not less weary days than mine. Yours in love, Clara.”
Clara Barton wrote of the soldiers:
“What could I do but go with them, or work for them and my country? The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.”
Clara Barton then went to Europe during the Franco-German War, where she worked with Henri Dunant, founder of theInternational Red Cross.
Henri Dunant was the first recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Henri Dunant founded the Geneva chapter of the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) and proposed Jews repopulate Palestine, being one of the few non-Jews to attend the First Zionist Congress in Basel, 1897.
Theodore Herzl first used the term, “Christian Zionist” in reference to Henri Dunant.
Inspired by Henri Dunant’s International Red Cross, Clara Barton established theAmerican Red Cross Society, MAY 21, 1881, serving as its head until 1904.
Clara Barton stated:
“An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness.
I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them. I am well and strong and young – young enough to go to the front. If I cannot be a soldier, I’ll help soldiers.”
Clara Bartonhelped in hospitals in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
“In time of peace we must prepare for war, and it is no less a wise benevolence that makes preparation in the hour of peace for assuaging the ills that are sure to accompany war.”
President William McKinley stated regardingClara Barton in his Second Annual Message, December 5, 1898:
“It is a pleasure for me to mention in terms of cordial appreciation the timely and useful work of theAmerican National Red Cross, both in relief measures preparatory to the campaigns, in sanitary assistance at several of the camps of assemblage, and later, under the able and experienced leadership of the president of the society, Miss Clara Barton, on the fields of battle and in the hospitals at the front in Cuba.
Working in conjunction with the governmental authorities and under their sanction and approval, and with the enthusiastic cooperation of many patriotic women and societies in the various States, the Red Cross has fully maintained its already high reputation for intense earnestness and ability to exercise the noble purposes of its international organization, thus justifying the confidence and support which it has received at the hands of the American people.”
President McKinley continued:
“To the members and officers of this society and all who aided them in their philanthropic work the sincere and lasting gratitude of the soldiers and the public is due and is freely accorded.
In tracing these events we are constantly reminded of our obligations to the Divine Master for His watchful care over us and His safe guidance, for which the nation makes reverent acknowledgment and offers humble prayer for the continuance of His favor.”
President Woodrow Wilson mentioned the Red Cross in his Proclamation of a Contribution Day for the aid of stricken Jewish people, January 11, 1916:
“Whereas in the various countries now engaged in war there are nine millions of Jews, the great majority of whom are destitute of food, shelter, and clothing; and…have been driven from their homes without warning, deprived of an opportunity to make provision for their most elementary wants, causing starvation, disease and untold suffering; and
Whereas the people of the United States of America have learned with sorrow of this terrible plight of millions of human beings and have most generously responded to the cry for help…
Now, Therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States…do appoint and proclaim January 27, 1916, as a day upon which the people of the United States may make such contributions as they feel disposed for the aid of the stricken Jewish people.
Contributions may be addressed to the American Red Cross, Washington, D.C., which will care for their proper distribution.”
Opening the Second Red Cross Drive in New York City, President Woodrow Wilson stated, May 18, 1918:
“Being members of the American Red Cross…a great fraternity and fellowship which extends all over the world…this cross which these ladies bore here today is an emblem of Christianity itself…
When you think of this, you realize how the people of the United States are being drawn together into a great intimate family whose heart is being used for the service of the soldiers not only, but for the long night of suffering and terror, in order that they and men everywhere may see the dawn of a day of righteousness and justice and peace.”
On December 8, 1918, in an appeal of support for theAmerican Red Cross just a month after the fighting in World War I had ceased, President Woodrow Wilson stated:
“One year ago, twenty-two million Americans, by enrolling as members of theRed Cross at Christmas time, sent to the men who were fighting our battles overseas a stimulating message of cheer and good-will…
Now, by God’s grace, the Red Cross Christmas message of 1918 is to be a message of peace as well as a message of good-will.”
On May 1, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt greeted the chairman of theAmerican National Red Cross, Norman H. Davis, in Washington, D.C.:
“The greatInternational Red Cross organization, founded 76 years ago to bring mercy to the battlefield…
I am confident that whatever may be the problems which intensification of warfare may bring, the American people will respond to any appeal for funds when the Red Crossdeems it necessary to call upon them for additional aid.
By such response we can aid in sustaining the spirit and morale of those in distress abroad until the happy day we all pray for, when hostilities shall cease.”
Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, May 20, 2013, 3:41 PM
MASSIVE TORNADO RIPS THROUGH MOORE, OKLAHOMA!
This looks really bad – the town is destroyed.
Please pray, Teach has a post up on The Christian Gazette with more information as well!
PRAISE THE LORD Please Note ::- Sir, Kindly Pray for my health as my legs are still paining due to effect of the accident , I visit many village while Preaching and spreading the Word of God , I don’t stop myself even if I feel uneasy due to the paining legs , nut my God’s is strengthening me and helping me to move forward , please Pray for me – also please Pray for the Church requirements , Thanking you …!!1. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Monday ) :- Allampuram village – visited Ramullamma’s house, she is living a disturbed life , she was upset to see her children’s lives effected by her husband’s bad influence , she’s depressed and shared her fear of her children following the wrong path seeing their bad lifestyle – I comforted her with Prayers and Preached Gospel to her family , she hopes her husband and children change their way of living for better after listening to the Word , she request Rev. Kerry Sir to Pray for her family…
2. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Tuesday ) :- Peddatekurru – visited few members houses to Preach Gospel , later in the evening called for a Prayer meeting , not many could manage to join us in Prayers due to lack of proper place for Worship – Prayed for the ongoing Church construction work – from here lately Ratnamma , Obbulessu and Subbaraidu were given Holy Baptism , please Pray for more members to be added to this congregation …
3. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Wednesday ) :- Karrimadela – Preached Gospel at Napullayya & Balachenchu house – after listening to the Word Preached they removed idol images from their house and swore not to turn back to them ever , please Pray for them as they still need to grow strong in Faith …
4. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Thursday ) :- Lingapuram – Along with members of the congregation we worked at the construction site , for a while we spent in Prayers and meditated over ” how Nehemiah rebuild the walls of Jerusalem ? ” referring from the Book of Nehemiah from the Holy Scriptures …
5. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Friday ) :- JC Palem village – conducted cottage Prayer meeting at Lakshmi Swaramma’s house , few non believers gathered there to listen to the Preaching , Preached to them about Salvation and Faith – among them Nagalaxmi has requested to Pray for her to know and understand more about the Word , please Pray…
6. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Saturday ) :- Karrimadela – conducted Thanks Giving Prayer Service at Pullamma’s house as her son Nagapullayya has gave up drinking and had a change of heart – we gathered and thanked God for releasing him from his bad addiction , please Pray that he might turn towards the Lord completely…
7. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Sunday ) :- Visited few non believers’ houses who have stopped coming to attend Prayer Service because of some activists who tried to tempt them to turn away from God and believing in the Real Savior, visited every member’s house and reprimanded them for being so weak in Faith , encouraged them with Prayers and brought them all together and conducted Sunday Prayer Service for them – please Pray for these people…
8. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Monday ) :- Durrdhala village – majority of people here are washer men by occupation , they shared of meeting Rev. Kerry Sr on his previous visit to them , they were delighted how Rev. Kerry Sir spemd time with them by Preaching and Praying for them – there’s no Church in this place , they convey their request to Rev.Kerry Sir about it and ask to Pray for them , please Pray…
9. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Tuesday ) :- Allammurru village – People here were disappointed when Rev. Kerry Sir couldn’t make it to visit them on his previous visit , they request Rev. Kerry Sir to meet them on his next visit , they are eagerly waiting to hear Gospel from Rev. Kerry Sir – I spent some time with them Preaching and Praying for them , please Pray …
10. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Wednesday ) :- Veeralapuram village – I couldn’t come to this village after my accident , this had an adverse effect over the people here who were once obedient followed my teachings and left serving idols , I was upset to see them turn towards their past ways – I met them all , and once again Preached Gospel to them and asked them not to leave their Faith in Christ , taught them never to leave Hope in the Living God in this way – I even assured to send any Evangelists or Pastors to them , who will keep encouraging them in my absence anytime in future – please Pray for them as they are still weak in Faith…
11. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Thursday ) :- Karrimadela – Visited Issac’s house and Preached Gospel to his family and to the non believers who gathered at his place to listen to the Word , Prayed for everyone present – Issac’s daughter is studying B.A , please Pray for the girl…
12. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Friday ) :- Karrimadela – Conducted Prayer meeting for the Women – Preached to them about ” how bravely did Esther save her people ” referring to the Book of Esther from the Holy Scriptures – whole night we Prayed for the Church and for the unity of its members and for the political leaders of our State …
13. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Saturday ) :- Karrimadela – Conducted cottage Prayer meeting at Chinna Vankat Reddy’s house, many among the gathered congregation were idol worshipers , Preached to them the difference between serving lifeless idols and trusting the Living God , they listened to the Preaching attentively – Prayed for their Salvation please Pray…
14. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Sunday ) :- Lingapuram – Conducted Sunday General Service – later in the evening visited tribal people whose occupation is to weave baskets , Preached to them about Faith and Prayed for their Salvation ….
15. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Monday ) :- Pedda devullapuram – few people gathered at Ramana Reddy’s house – Preached Gospel to them from the Book of Isaiah from the Holy Scriptures and Prayed for everyone present….
Yours in Christ,
Evangelist K.C.Govind Reddy.
Mother Brings Baby Back to Life With Two Hours Of Loving Cuddles After Doctors Pronounce Him Dead. | Pakalert Press
This is an amazing story of the miracles of life that God gives us and the truly wonderful way that He works.
It was a final chance to say goodbye for grievingKate Ogg after gave up hope of her .
She tearfully told her lifeless son – born at 27 weeks weighing 2lb – how much she loved him and cuddled him tightly, not wanting to let him go.
Although little Jamie’s twin sister Emily had been delivered successfully, doctors had given Mrs Oggall mothers dread – that after 20 minutes of battling to get her son to breathe, they had declared him dead.
Having given up on a miracle, Mrs Ogg unwrapped the baby from hisand held him against her . And then an extraordinary thing happened.
Awful moment: Kate and David clasp each other and their son Jamie, circled, after being told he did not survive the birth. They were given the child to say their goodbyes but then, miraculously, two hours later he began to show signs of life.
After two hours of being hugged, touched and spoken to by his mother, the little boy began showing signs of life.
At first, it was just a gasp for air that was dismissed by doctors as a reflex action.
But then the startled mother fed him a little breast milk on her finger and he started breathing normally.
‘I thought, “Oh my God, what’s going on”,’ said Mrs Ogg.
‘A short time later he opened his eyes. It was a miracle. Then he held out hisand grabbed my finger.
‘He opened his eyes and moved his head from side to side. The Mother Brings Baby Back to Life With Two Hours Of Loving Cuddles After Doctors Pronounce Him Dead. | Pakalert Press.kept shaking his head saying, “I don’t believe it, I don’t believe it”.’ Read the rest of this wonderful story at
We are pleased to have Shannon from Revelations in Writing, join both The Christian Gazette and Loopyloo’s. If you haven’t read her blog before, we have featured her posts here a few times and it is a great honor that she has accepted our invitation. Please do take time to welcome her here. God bless you all!
7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
What an interesting time that we live in! Not a good time as we see more and more persecution of the followers of Christ across the world. And yet a time that must occur in order to fulfill the prophecies laid out in the Bible. And yet with the horror of seeing those who are killed, we must as well remember the promise. Always looking to God and not to man, to the future and not to relive and renew the past. What has gone before is not what He has plans for in the future and it is the future that we desire to be a part of.
Good News Translation (GNT)
4 Then I saw thrones, and those who sat on them were given the power to judge. I also saw the souls of those who had been executed because they had proclaimed the truth that Jesus revealed and the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image, nor had they received the mark of the beast on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and ruled as kings with Christ for a thousand years. 5 (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were over.) This is the first raising of the dead. 6 Happy and greatly blessed are those who are included in this first raising of the dead. The second death has no power over them; they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and they will rule with him for a thousand years.
State of Israel born – ‘I deplore any attempt to take it away from Israel’-Truman via American Minute
Against all odds, Israel survived.
The Armistice between Israel and her enemies was negotiated by Ralph Bunche, the first African American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
“I want to tell you how happy and impressed I have been at the remarkable progress made by the new State of Israel.”
“I remember well our conversations about the Negeb…and I deplore any attempt to take it away from Israel.
I had thought that my position would have been clear to all the world, particularly in the light of the specific wording of the Democratic Party platform…
I have interpreted my re-election as a mandate from the American people to carry out the Democratic platform – including, of course, the plank on Israel.”
President John F. Kennedy remarked opening the Ouachita National Forest Road at Big Cedar, Oklahoma, October 29, 1961:
“We take our lesson…from the Bible and the story of Nehemiah, which tells us that when the children of Israel returned from captivity they determined to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, in spite of the threats of the enemy.
The wall was built and the peace was preserved. But it was written, ‘Of them that built on the wall…with one of his hands he did the work, and with the other he held the sword.’”
In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson stated:
“America and Israel have a common love of human freedom and a democratic way of life…
Through the centuries, through dispersion and through very grievous trials, your forefathers clung to their Jewish identity and their ties with the land of Israel.
The prophet Isaiah foretold, ‘And He shall set up an ensign for the nations and He shall assemble the outcasts of Israel and gather together the dispersed of Judah from all the four corners of the earth’…
History knows no more moving example of persistence against the cruelest odds.”
In April 3, 2002, House Majority Whip Tom DeLay stated in a speech at Westminster College:
“No one can ignore the horrible aggression in the Middle East.
A democratic government is fending off an orchestrated onslaught of death. The State of Israel has been targeted by groups committed to her complete elimination.
And on the basis of our shared principles and democratic values, America has an undeniable obligation to stand squarely with our democratic ally against those attempting to end the State of Israel…
Israel and America are kindred nations. The founders of both countries were profoundly influenced by faith. Both countries drafted governments that practice religious tolerance.”
Tom DeLay continued:
“Both countries are filled with immigrants summoned by dreams. For people fleeing the storms of persecution, both countries have been safe harbors…
No one should expect the people of Israel to negotiate with groups pursuing the fundamental goal of destroying them…”
Congressman Tom DeLay concluded:
“America has a clear duty to stand beside a democratic ally that is besieged by terrorists…The terrorists attempting to destroy the State of Israel should know that America will never allow that to happen.”
While I admit that I am a bit of a coward when it comes to trying different foods, I am always amazed at evidence of God’s consideration in everything that exists on the earth. God provides in amazing ways and knowing that there are options like this for the hungry of the world just reinforces the word of God and His promise to provide for us. King James Version
But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
The report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organizationsays that eating insects could help boost nutrition and reduce pollution, BBC News reports.
It notes than over 2 billion people worldwide already supplement their diet with insects.
Wasps, beetles and other insects are currently “underutilized” as food for people and livestock, the report says.
The authors point out that insects are nutritious, with high protein, fat and mineral content. Read the rest at UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger | KurzweilAI.
This is the true story of May Lemke, a Milwaukee woman who believed and wouldn't give up, and what the power of love can do.
May raised five children with her first husband. When she was 52 years old, May and her second husband, Joseph, adopted a 6-month-old baby boy who was sightless, severely mentally handicapped, with cerebral palsy.