forgiveness

by Tanya Clark-Grimsley

Your compassion must go deep. There is no human being who does not deserve your forgiveness. (No matter who) Bitterness, anger, resentment, grief and pain you feel will consume you. It doesn’t matter if you’re right or wrong. It will grab hold of you and suffocate. No matter how big or small the root of hurt inside you is, it still has impact on your life.

Emotional wounds, just like physical wounds take some time to heal. The wider and deeper the wound, the longer it will take. But much like an infection, emotional wounds can spread quickly and wreak havoc on a body.

  • Allowing yourself to dwell on the issue
  • Rehashing it over and over keeps the wound festering inside you.
  • Without forgiveness our body is like a runaway train that can’t be stopped.

IT CAN AFFECT OUR BODIES

• Physical consequences of bitterness are things such as headaches, ulcers, sleeplessness, heart-attacks, anxiety, fear, tension, depression.

• Bitterness may aggravate or even cause physical problems. It causes fatigue, backache, ulcers, headaches, and drains our vitality.

IT CAN AFFECT OUR EMOTIONS

• The mental consequences of bitterness are continued hypercritical attitudes. Nobody can do anything right. There is usually  anger and resentment with things doesn’t go our way (and they often don’t).

IT INFLUENCES AND AFFECTS OTHER PEOPLE

• Bitterness spreads and infects others. They either catch the critical and grouching spirit from the bitter people, or they decide to avoid their company. And, of course, the rejection caused by the bitterness leads to the people concerned feeling even more bitter, and so the cycle continues.

Anyone can criticize, condemn, and complain. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving – Dale Carnegie

I know it is a lot easier said than done. Do whatever is in your power to stop fueling those fires.

Forgiveness. It’s interesting that even Jesus own disciples struggled with this issue. Example: Peter – “Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!” (Matthew 18:21-23) Why? – because not to forgive means fostering bitterness – and we cannot be bitter and know success in life. Nor can we live in bitterness and live the God life at the same time – for the heart of God is always to forgive. So if bitterness is the biggest enemy of winning in life – forgiveness is the greatest antidote.

Remember, God puts people in our paths for a reason, not for retaliation or retribution or harm or insult. Forgive as God forgave.

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Incompetency from our bureaucrats, the low-level socialist community organizer in chief and his minions (a.k.a admin) have fed the fire for governmental conspiracies run amok. Sadly, some of them seem so true it is hard for anyone to refute what they are reading. Then some of them are so off the wall out there, I sit wondering who in their right mind could possibly believe this?

Every single generation in history has conspiracy theories. Some have panned out, while most fall flat.  Conspiracy theories are on the rise thanks to the distribution power of the Internet. In a blink of an eye a simple assumption with a photo can run worldwide in a matter of moments. Regardless of its preciseness, citations (or lack thereof).

People who believe in one conspiracy theory are most likely to believe in anything they read, regardless of proof. The instability in our nation right now helps fuel the fire for these theories on a massive scale. Despite any evidence that could possibly refute an ongoing conspiracy theory, these theories mutate over time getting bigger, broader and exaggerated. Like a train going downhill, we are unable to stop the momentum.  How do we know when to slow it down? Where do we put on the brakes and stand firm in what we believe versus the fiction nonsense being thrown at us from all directions?

It simply amazes me how gullible we are and how easy it is to lead us astray. People daily send me “hard facts” or so they think, they say there is no way to dispute what they have seen. Sadly, a quick research has found almost 97% of what has been sent to me personally is fiction.  Then when you try to address this with the sender or purveyor of the post it never ends nicely. Those who choose to believe everything they read will always fall prey to the conspiracy trap. We certainly need healthy skepticism.  But conspiracy theories are knee jerk, lazy cynicism. We need to limit their corrosive and destructive impact. The government lacks the credibility to do so. It falls on the rest of us to act.  A very, very unfortunate and cruel tendency of a die-hard conspiracy buff is to instantly claim that a tragedy, be it a shooting, bombing, suicide, or stubbing their toe in the morning, is by some way fabricated by or the fault of the government. It almost seems as if nothing is sacred or forbidden, no matter how tragic, for a conspiracy theorist to latch onto.

What are we to do in a world where false “truths” can be spread so easily?  How do we stop conspiracy theorists from slowly undermining public faith in society, governance and law itself?

“One of the most successful driving forces behind the spread and uptake of conspiracy theories is the entire concept that they’re secret and forbidden pieces of information. This goes far beyond them being merely “juicy” like celebrity gossip but right to the heart of how we place value on information.”

When everything has to be a conspiracy you set the stage for the truth to be overshadowed or completely ignored. If the truth is difficult to accept then at least you recognize it is the truth.  Andrew Breitbart’s life was meaningful and his mission will live on in all of us who demand honesty and accountability in the media and our politicians. When everything has to be a conspiracy, you set yourself up to be labeled and dismissed by the very individuals you want to have listen to you. Perhaps one should strive to keep the legacy of Andrew Breitbart alive by continuing his mission of honesty and not tossing out any old photo with a conspiracy every time you find one of interest.

These are my thoughts. – Tanya Clark- Grimsley

Let me also say this, I do not consider a LOT of things conspiracies, I believe they are factual and sometimes you have to dig deep to find those things. BUT, by making up stories and conspiracies we hinder those investigations by covering up the truth’s we need so desperately to find.

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Wondering about the peaceful Muslims/Islam? Why do they have to “infiltrate and dominate” ? I mean, everyone may or may not believe in God or a god. Why must they reign supreme? What is it to them to force us to conform or we are infidels? Buddhism, Hinduism, paganism, Catholicism, name one that has a moniker of total world domination? I mean seriously. In the Christian Bible where does it say that Christians are the favored race and anyone else’s belief’s or opinions make them “perverted transgressors”?

Ye are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah. If only the People of the Book[Christians and Jews] had faith, it were best for them: among them are some who have faith, but most of them are perverted transgressors. (3:110)

When the Ten Commandments were removed from schools, courthouses etc. When the words Merry Christmas were replaced with Happy holidays. When the Nativity scenes were removed from sight, to appease non believers. Were people upset? Of course they were. Was anyone brutally killed? NO. BUT, mere rumors of a Quran desecration or a Muhammad cartoon bring out deadly protests, riots, arson and effigy-burning, the mass murder of non-Muslims generally evokes yawns. Pretty peaceful. SURE, we can coexist, as long as we relinquish our freedom. Not one freedom but all freedom as we know it.

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This is not peace unless you submit to their way of life. So, those who want to peaceably reside with them are you prepared? Do you know what is in store for you? You think it’s all good, let them do their thing, you keep doing yours? NOPE, WRONG. They have the final say, they dictate, you are now a victim of ignorance because you want to live and let live. They don’t and they will stop at nothing to follow through with dominating the entire human race. I am telling no lies, I am not stretching the truth. I am not going to candy coat it for those who don’t even want to contemplate a world with them in control. If in fact you do not rid yourself of the feelings of complacency in our society with a culture that views all who don’t believe as infidels and perverted transgressors, then you are falling into a web of the most evil intentions. Once they are in control, they do not let go.

I know I am on a soapbox about this but let me tell you something my friends, I FEAR NO MAN! I fear Jesus Christ my Lord, that is IT! I don’t say these things for the benefit of me and my household, I say them to send out a warning, an alert and WAKE UP CALL. This is not a game, this is not Disneyland and we are not going to live happily ever after by turning a blind eye to the obvious. It is the ill-informed live and let live folks who are going to allow the infiltration on a mass scale.

Beneath the rosy assurances from Muslim apologists that Islam is about peace and tolerance lies a much darker reality that better explains the violence and deeply rooted indifference. Quite simply, the Quran teaches supremacy, hatred and hostility. Can you picture yourself years from now telling your child wearing a haj-ab and fending her 7-8 year old body off from pedophile men from marriage that you’re sorry you didn’t have your eyes open?

Sounds pretty cool right? Ignoring it until there is nothing you can do about it.

I ask each and every one of you that think this is nothing to be concerned about to please rethink your current comprehension of this culture (if you can call it that) ”

We are fighting against Islamic fundamentalism, which knows no country, recognizes no borders, and wears no uniform. Islamism is a “theocratic-political totalitarian ideology no different from Nazism, Fascism, and Communism which threatens the free world.” – Allen West

KNOW WHAT YOUR DEALING WITH! DON’T TURN A BLIND EYE TO IT! 

Simply scratching the surface with this post. I will continue to write more on this subject weekly.  Tanya

shield of faith

by Tanya Clark-Grimsley

Psalm 32:10 Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him.

Because I couldn’t lay down last night without saying it. I love the Lord, He is my protector and king. I fear no man. Surround yourself in your beliefs of His unfailing promises. Lay your questions, burdens, expectations and sorrows at His feet. Then guess what? Walk away! That’s right, I said it. Walk away.

These things you can’t sort out in your head or make any sense of that are happening all around you. Let go, give Him ultimate control. Have faith in Him. He does not break His promises, He does not fail us. It is in our hearts we allow the doubts, fears, sorrows and everything else to consume us. We do it! Don’t point fingers at the news and everything that is going on as to why. He said TRUST IN HIM all you that are heavy burdened and He will give you rest.

You know what my friends, you can take that to the bank. Give it ALL to Him. Don’t just say you did. Do it.

You will find comfort in the Psalms and Strength in the Proverbs. Turn your eyes on Him my friends, I can’t make it any clearer than that.

Psalm 3:3 But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.

May the Lord watch over you and give you peace, strength and overflowing blessings. Stay in the fight.

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2 Corinthians 5:7 (KJV) “For we walk by faith, not by sight”

Today, I went out because I had to. I was not feeling well and needed to get some things to help me with me cold. I got to the third red light and realized my window wouldn’t roll back up. I had two places in crowded parking area’s that I had to go. All of my sons stuff was in the car. Music, DVD’s and more. I panicked, stressed myself out. Called my dad, called our friend Jimmy to ask for help. I was on my own until tomorrow. You see, I needed the cold medicine but was worried for the material possessions. It dawned on me that I was in this position for a reason. I had to have faith that if I went in the store and came out that my possessions would be okay. You know what? It was.

Without Faith it is impossible to please God. If we are going to walk in obedience we can’t do it without believing in His word and walking in it and trusting that God has our lives in His hands.

Sometimes the road before us seems like it will never end or that we are on the wrong track. Whatever is being thrown at you, LOOK UP. Whenever you find yourself wondering why me? LOOK UP. God may have you in the most out of the ordinary situation or the least important thing you could ever imagine for a reason. If you take the simplest thing, stop for a moment and think “I am in this for a reason, I don’t know what or why Lord, but I am here and I am listening” the burden or chaos will not be as difficult to overcome.

He wants you to trust in Him. For everything. Are you? Try it, even when you think it may be silly. You will be surprised at the difference you feel.

by Tanya Clark-Grimsley

CPAC West WJ

by Tanya Clark-Grimsley

First things first. Here is the link to the article by Carl Gallups printed on Western Journalism.

Allen West Won’t Help Expose Obama’s Ineligibility 

I ask you to read it before reading my thoughts. That way you are allowed to asses the situation. Did you look for citations, proof, audio, video, the alleged email…. anything resembling more than Mr. Gallups words? As an attendee of CPAC 2013 and a witness to how the schedule works for those like LTC Allen West. Do we know in fact if he made these comments? I truly hope you will do a  little investigation. Allen West’s schedule was so jammed packed, they had minute by minute interviews and places he had to be. It was very structured and organized. If you wanted a photo, you could be at his booth at a certain time and get one. If you had already contacted his PR organizer, you got an interview. If you were walking down the hotel corridor and wanted to have a lengthy chat with Mr. West, he had to brief and move on. I ask you Mr. Gallups and Western Journalism, Where is your proof? Let us see your email that you sent to the secretary you spoke of, it just takes a second. Your words mean what to us? Please read this brief assessment (after reading the above article by Mr. Gallups) by my friend Adam. You come to your own conclusions. Breitbart would demand it!

OK, let’s get into this. first, I have no doubt the White House has the crappiest photo shop guy imaginable and Arpaio demonstrated beyond a reasonable doubt that the BHO Birth Certificate was a forgery, just like the stupid shotgun picture.

2nd, when Arpaio came out, I personally searched the top seven talk radio shows and no one even mentioned it except Beck, who ridiculed Arpaio (his audience crucified him on his blog). This was two to three days after Breitbart was murd… uh, “passed away” so the dust had settled allowing for other topics to be discussed.

My point: why do Rush, Levin, Hannity, Coulter, Ron Paul,  all dodge this question? I suspect it’s the third rail of ridicule and there’s bigger fish to fry. Not that I agree with that, I don’t. Facts are facts, and Obama’s a fraud. Nonetheless, talk show hosts and ex-congressmen have no obligation to champion your causes, and the list is a lot longer than the LTC West.

If Allen West was hung up on political aspirations, he’d be heralding amnesty, entitlements and climbing the GOP ladder. Seems that’s not the case at all. He speaks out on most meaningful issues in a steadfast and loyal way to the principles and values that hold this country together. He’s gone back to paying dues at the grassroots Next Generation. And he hasn’t cut the O admin any slack.

The problem here is someone is upset about not getting a face-to-face exclusive interview!A. Wilhoit

Western Journalism should be ashamed to allow this non-journalistic piece without citation or proof to be printed on their publication. The sad things is, the damage has been inflicted. Mr. Gallups and those who published it have done their job. They will not issue a walk back, or a complete credible source or citation.

Andrew Breitbart championed journalistic integrity. Sadly, this is yet another reason I will no longer consider them a credible news source and will always double check anything that I read from their publication.

Craig Andresen of The National Patriot had this to say to Mr. Gallups “I don’t recall Allen West taking on the cover-up of the UFO crash in Roswell at CPAC either..come 2 think of it”

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counter-productive

by Tanya Clark-Grimsley

There are many types of conservatism. Religious, Constitutional, cultural, green, traditional, national, fiscal, social (too many to name). But what is the united message? Do you know? Is your fiscal conservative views the same as someone who is a religious conservative? The priorities are different for all types of conservatives but the banner it falls under is not so much a philosophy but rather an attitude. There is no single set of policies that are universally regarded as conservative. The meaning of conservatism depends on what is considered traditional in a given place and time. Thus, conservatives from different parts of the world uphold their respective traditions and may disagree on a wide range of issues.

Who among us is a perfect human being? Better yet, who can spin it to their advantage that “they – not you” are the truest of true conservatives?  You can try to spin it however you want, he did this, or she didn’t do that. She voted against that, he voted for that. My all time favorite is “He or She is the closest thing we have to a true conservative” Really?

The content of your character speaks volumes about who you truly are. Where your motives lie and what your driving force is. It doesn’t make your fight any more “conservative” than the next person claiming it. Are you a birther? Pro-Lifer? Gun clinger? Bible toter? Does it really have to come to blows on what is the most important?  So, Joe Conservative doesn’t jump on the birther bandwagon, you throw him under the bus. You have a degree in Constitutional Law and now you’re the self proclaimed “think tank” for every representative in the United States. Your presidential candidate wasn’t chosen and now you’re on a personal mission to lash out at anyone who speaks against them running again in 2016?’

The hate never ends. It is live and in our faces. The democrats never change their message.  We Conservatives have too many chiefs , too many banners, too many self-appointed know it all’s.  Too many personal agenda’s and not enough people to stand together and take back our Republic.

The fight for our beloved Conservatism is vital to preserve our country for the next generation. You may think you know it all and you just may.  Is it always important to have the last word or interject your two cents? There is a  time and place for everything. Must it be at the expense of another good-hearted patriot?

In fact, many of you are reading this now are already turning up your noses. Of course you know more than I do. Alas, this is strictly my opinion.  Not every single detail can be laid out in this one post it is far too deep of a subject.

Our main goal is the same. What are you in this for? We have to stop the counter-productivity and gear up for 2014 elections and the next presidential election in 2016.  No one is asking you to give up your personal stand, but there is too much at stake for things to continue down the road in opposite directions. Be the grown up.

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear for the result of a hundred battles.  If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer defeat.  If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle. – Sun Tzu