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Then the angel lit up in Trump White House…

On July 17, 2018, after being browbeaten by the demonrat MSM for saying in a press conference a day before that he didn’t see any reason why “it would be” Russia meddling with the elections, President Trump emended his remarks.

In a meeting at the White House, Trump said that after reading through the transcript of his remarks, he realized he misspoke during the press conference. What he meant to say was that he did not see any reason to doubt that Russia tried to meddle in the election. He then professed his “full faith” in the deep state’s intelligence agencies:

“I have full faith and support for America’s greatest intelligence agencies. I always have.”

At that point, the White House lights went out.

With the room enveloped in darkness, Trump quipped that it might be the intelligence agencies messing with the power: “Whoops, they just turned off the lights. That must be the intelligence agencies.”

Then something breathtaking happened.

The angel lit up above Trump’s head . . . .

Here’s the video:

It was later revealed that White House chief of staff John Kelly accidentally had tripped the switch for the lights in the White House during the meeting. (Breitbart)

Yeah, right.

Please pray for President Trump.

~Eowyn

Sunday Devotional: Woe to the shepherds who mislead

Jeremiah 23:1-2

Woe to the shepherds
who mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture,
says the LORD.
Therefore, thus says the LORD . . .
against the shepherds who shepherd my people:
You have scattered my sheep and driven them away.
You have not cared for them,
but I will take care to punish your evil deeds.

Mark 6:32-34

So they went off in the boat by themselves to a deserted place.
People saw them leaving and many came to know about it.
They hastened there on foot from all the towns
and arrived at the place before them.
When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd,
his heart was moved with pity for them,
for they were like sheep without a shepherd;
and he began to teach them many things.

For all of us who have been hurt, betrayed, and misled by false shepherds, turn to our Lord, Jesus.

He is our refuge.

He will never betray our trust.

He never misleads us with false teachings.

And He will never, ever hurt us.

Jeremiah 23:3

I myself will gather the remnant of my flock
from all the lands to which I have driven them
and bring them back to their meadow;
there they shall increase and multiply.

For false shepherds, see:

May the peace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you,

~Eowyn

People are now raising “theybies” and letting children choose their gender

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Deer herd adopts motherless calf

This is a true story of a calf named Bonnie in Holland, Erie County, New York — how she was separated from her mother, ran into the forest, was adopted by a herd of deer, and eventually rescued by a kind and persistent woman to live happily ever after in a sanctuary for farm animals.

After you read Bonnie’s story, you’ll never look at a steak the same way again.

Elisha Ainsley reports for Happiest, June 26, 2018, that at just 4-months-old, Bonnie the calf’s world was turned upside down.

Bonnie and her mother lived on a farm in Upstate New York.

But when their farmer passed away, all of his livestock had to be sold. It was likely that Bonnie and her mom would be split up once they were sold.

One day, last summer, as Bonnie’s herd was being loaded onto a truck, she made a break for it. Bonnie ran away as fast as she could and into the nearby forest.

The runaway cow’s escape became the stories of legend.

There were the occasional sightings of her but nobody had been able to get close enough to catch her.

Sightings came from people spotting her walking through their properties; others were photographs caught on wildlife cameras. The residents of Holland became divided. They couldn’t agree on what they thought should become of Bonnie.

As time passed, the weather grew colder and the winter snow began to fall. If Bonnie was out in the wilderness, it was unlikely she could have survived all this time alone. But as it turned out, she wasn’t alone.

A herd of wild deer adopted Bonnie as one of their own.

But as a domesticated animal, Bonnie wasn’t suited to the harsh winter woods.

Luckily, before any hunters could find her, a kind woman named Becky decided to help Bonnie survive the winter.

Every day, Becky would trek through the snow to bring Bonnie food, water, and fresh bedding.

After a while, Becky gained Bonnie’s trust, so she decided to call Farm Sanctuary for help.

Over the course of two weeks, Farm Sanctuary made several attempts to rescue Bonnie, to no avail. By that time, the calf had been living in the wilderness for eight months.

On a third attempt, the sanctuary eventually succeeded.

When Bonnie woke up at the Farm Sanctuary she realized that she was now in a safer, warmer place to live out the rest of her days — with fellow cows, instead of her former deer family.

Farm Sanctuary is America’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization, founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals. The sanctuary has rescued thousands of animals and cared for them in New York and California. Farm Sanctuary educate millions of people about the plight of factory farm animals and the deleterious effects of factory farming on our health and environment, as well as advocate for laws and policies to bring about institutional reforms.

Farm Sanctuary is rated by Charity Navigator 4-stars and a 97 (out of 100) score for its accountability and transparency, and an overall 3-stars and a score of 88.41. You can also see for yourself the non-profit’s most recent IRS Form 990 and most recent audited financial statements.

To donate, go here.

~Eowyn

Starbucks to ban plastic straws; experiment shows customers may end up using more plastic

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From Daily Mail: A simple experiment claims to reveal that Starbucks planned switch to strawless lids in an effort to environmental threat to oceans will actually require the use of more plastic than its previous use of straws with traditional lids, based on weighing the different possible combinations.

The experiment was conducted by Christian Britschgi, assistant editor of Reason, an editorially independent publication of the Reason Foundation, which is a national, non-profit research and educational organization.

‘Customers are at best breaking even under Starbucks’ strawless scheme, or they are adding between .32 and .88 grams to their plastic consumption per drink,’ Britschgi argued in the article.

Starbucks, however, told DailyMail.com: ‘The strawless lid is made from polypropylene, a commonly-accepted recyclable plastic that can be captured in recycling infrastructure, unlike straws which are too small and lightweight to be captured in modern recycling equipment.’

In response, Britschgi told DailyMail.com that ‘the new lids [being] recyclable has little bearing on how many will end up in the world’s oceans and waterways.’ 

Britschgi added: ‘Starbucks does not deny that the new lids will result in the company using more plastic.’

In an article touting strawless lid designer Emily Alexander, published on Starbucks’ website on Monday, Chris Milne, director of packaging sourcing for the coffee company, explained how this change in form is beneficial to the environment, further:

‘We feel this decision is more sustainable and more socially responsible,’ Chris Milne, director of packaging sourcing for Starbucks, said, in an article touting strawless lid designer Emily Alexander published on the company’s website on Monday.

Assuming that the straws used by Starbucks were made of exactly the same composition and type of plastic as its strawless lids, which are already being used for a small number of drinks including Draft Nitro and Cold Foam in more than 8,000 stores in the US and Canada, Britschgi’s experiment seems like it’s on to something.

He wrote: ‘Right now, Starbucks patrons are topping most of their cold drinks with either 3.23 grams or 3.55 grams of plastic product, depending on whether they pair their lid with a small or large straw.’

He explained that he arrived at these results by measuring Starbucks’ plastic straws and lids on two separate scales, both of which gave him the same results. ‘The new nitro lids meanwhile weigh either 3.55 or 4.11 grams, depending again on lid size,’ he said.

‘Given that customers are going to use a mix of the larger and smaller Nitro lids, Starbucks’ plastic consumption is bound to increase, although it’s anybody’s guess as to how much.’ 

Starbucks confirmed to DailyMail.com that its straws are also made from polypropylene, like most plastic straws typically are, but that regardless of their composition, most recyclers won’t accept them.

‘Plastic straws are pretty small and lightweight, so when they’re going through the mechanical sorter, they’re often lost or diverted,’ Sam Athey, a plastics pollution researcher and member of the Plastic Ocean Project, a North Carolina-based nonprofit organization that aims to reduce plastic use, told the New York Times.

Britschgi told DailyMail.com that, in his opinion, such a distinction is beside the point.

Starbucks’ cited the environmental threat to oceans posed by the single-use products as its motivating factor to accomplish its total ban of single-use plastic straws in less than two years.

‘That the new lids are recyclable has little bearing on how many will end up in the world’s oceans and waterways,’  Britschgi told DailyMail.com.

‘Most marine plastic waste is the result of littering or poor waste management. So long as the plastic is properly collected, it’s irrelevant whether it winds up at a landfill or a recycling center.’

But from a wider perspective, experts disagree that straws in landfills are no different than straws in oceans and waterways.

Erin Simon, director of sustainability research & development and material science at World Wildlife Fund US, called Starbucks’ decision to eliminate plastic straws ‘forward-thinking in tackling the material waste challenge.’

Milne added: ‘Starbucks is finally drawing a line in the sand and creating a mold for other large brands to follow. We are raising the water line for what’s acceptable and inspiring our peers to follow suit.’

Read the whole story here.

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Rescued dove follows man on 1½-month trip across Spain

Johan rescued a tiny baby dove, only two days old.

He would feed little Gaia with his mouth, like a mother bird feeds her young.

When Gaia became mature, Johan allowed her to fly away.

To his surprise, Gaia would return for visits, although she is free.

Gaia even accompanied Johan for 1½ months across Spain.

~Eowyn

 

Animals’ unspoken love

Just because animals don’t speak our language, we assume they are without feelings.

But if the animals in this profoundly moving video were human, we would readily interpret their body language as expressions of love, friendship and gratitude:

  • A child nuzzling against the parent.
  • A cat licks the face of a horse.
  • A dog gazes at a newborn baby.
  • A lion and a tail-wagging dog greet each other by touching their paws (1:00 mark).
  • A dog gently rocks the cradle of a baby.
  • A parent dog embraces her child (2:04 mark).
  • As she nurses her baby, a monkey repeatedly kisses her baby on its face and mouth (2:24 mark).
  • A pound dog touches the hand of its new owner after being adopted. The story and full video here.

H/t Kelleigh

~Eowyn