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Dogs save lost toddler and woman assaulted by 2 men

Dogs truly are remarkable creatures.

Below are two true-life accounts of humans who owe their lives to heroic dogs.

(1) Homeless dog saves vacationing woman attacked by two men

The Telegraph reports, August 20, 2015, that Georgia Bradley, 25, a student at UK’s Plymouth University, and her boyfriend were vacationing in the Greek islands.

One day, Bradley decided to take a walk alone on a beach in the small town of Georgioupoli, Crete, her boyfriend at a nearby café, when she was surrounded by two aggressive men who grabbed her when she rejected their advances.

Just at that moment, a small, black dog “appeared from nowhere” and started barking at the men, scaring them off.

Bradley said: “I decided to go for a walk along the beach, and found two Greek men who kept harassing me to go out for a drink. I kept telling them I didn’t want to. Then one of them grabbed me on the arm and I didn’t know what was going to happen. I was on my own and it was a very scary and difficult situation.” Bradley said the dog must have noticed something was wrong and “saved her”. 

After the incident, the little dog followed Bradley back to her apartment. Bradley said they had an instant bond, and that she believed the dog, whom she called Pepper, was abandoned as she had seen it wandering around the town alone. She said: “Pretty much every evening we saw her around outside the bars and restaurants, trying to get the attention of the tourists. Every time we got close to her she wouldn’t let you stroke her. She was very gentle, but was too scared to let you close.”

Bradley tried to persuade a local animal shelter to take Pepper, but was unsuccessful, and eventually had to return home to Calstock, Cornwall, England. She said: “When we left to go to the airport, we looked back and Pepper was running after the car. It was heartbreaking. When I got home I couldn’t stop thinking about her so I took the soonest flight back out that I could, which was two weeks later.”

But Pepper was nowhere to be seen. Bradley spent five weeks trying to find the stray, which took two further trips to Crete. Eventually, Bradley found Pepper on the same beach where the little dog had saved the woman from the two men.

After the dog was confirmed as a stray, Bradley had Pepper microchipped, wormed with a rabies jab, and given a pet passport. Pepper had to spend 21 days in quarantine in boarding kennels but was eventually allowed to travel to Britain.

When Bradley returned to Crete for a third time to collect Pepper, she was greeted with a surprise: The kennel owner told her that Pepper, a Terrier Poodle Cross, was pregnant!

A week after arriving back in the UK, Pepper gave birth to six puppies.

Bradley said: “It has been such a crazy journey. But I am over the moon. Pepper has settled in brilliantly.”

(2) Old deaf-and-blind dog saves toddler

ABC News reports, April 20, 2018, that 3-year-old Aurora was reported missing about 3 pm on Friday after she wandered off in wet weather in the rugged bushland of her family’s rural property in Queensland’s Southern Downs, Australia.

But a search of woodlands and hills on the rural property found no trace of her.

On Saturday morning, more than 100 State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers, police and members of the public resumed the search.

At around 8 am, 15 hours after Aurora had gone missing, Leisa Bennett, Aurora’s grandmother, was calling out to the girl when she heard Aurora cry, “Grammy!”.

Bennett said she “shot up the mountain” and when she got to the top, Max, the 17-year-old deaf and partially-blind family dog, came right up to Bennett and led her straight to the girl. Bennett said Max had stayed next to Aurora all night: “She smelled of dog, she slept with the dog.” 

SES area controller Ian Phipps said Aurora was about 1½ miles from the family home: “The area around the house is quite mountainous and is very inhospitable terrain to go walking in, so she’d travelled quite a distance with her dog that was quite loyal to her. The search was actually quite hard where the volunteers and the police were, amongst the very steep slopes full of lantana and other vegetation.”

Phipps said Aurora suffered minor cuts and abrasions but was otherwise well and it was a wonderful outcome for the family and searchers. He said: “With the weather last night it’s quite lucky she is well because it was cold, it was cold and raining. She’s a very hardy young lass to survive that without any ill effects and everyone, all the volunteers are extremely happy.”

For his good work in keeping the little girl safe, Max has now been declared an honorary police dog by the Queensland Police.

H/t PawMyGosh

~Eowyn

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Democrats: The Godless party of gun control, nationwide lockdown and higher taxes, endorsed by China and U.S. Communist Party

If you are a Democrat, please honestly examine your conscience and ask yourself if this is your party.

(1) Godless

On August 11, 2020, leading the pro forma session of the U.S. House of Representatives in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, 81-year-old House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) deliberately left out the words “under God”. (See the video clip on CSPAN)

During last week’s “virtual” 2020 Democratic Party Convention, the words “under God” were omitted from the Pledge of Allegiance during the LGBTQ caucus meeting and the Muslim Delegates Assembly. (USA Today)

(2) Gun Control

Although the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment guarantees the American people’s right to bear arms and defend themselves, and despite the fact that the Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that Second Amendment applies to individuals, not militias, and may include military weapons, Democrats overwhelmingly favor abridging the Second Amendment to support gun control. In the words of Elaine Godfrey in The Atlantic, “Democrats in 2020 are embracing gun control in an unprecedented way, betting that their support is more likely to attract voters than turn them away—especially in the suburban districts that are quickly becoming central to the party map.”

Here’s the evidence (The Atlantic):

  • Gun control was “a central focus” in the 2020 Democratic National Convention (DNC). In contrast, in the 2012 DNC, there were no convention segments or panels on gun control.
  • There is a new normal in the Democratic Party: Moderate voters not only support gun-control legislation, but have begun to use the issue as a litmus test:
    • In 2010, Democrats accounted for about 20% of all candidates in federal elections who received “A” ratings from the National Rifle Association (NRA).
    • By the 2018 midterms, Democrats accounted for less than 2% of federal candidates who were rated “A” by the NRA.
  • That’s because moderate Democrats who once represented rural swaths of the country, where guns were popular, now represent a suburban constituency that overwhelmingly favors gun control, and whose politics are more aligned with those of Democrat voters in nearby blue cities than those of voters in rural America.
  • Even moderate Democrats in red states have run and won on gun control.

(3) Nation-wide Lockdown

On August 22, 2020, on “ABC World News Tonight,” Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden said that if elected President, he would shut the entire country down if “scientists” tell him: “I would shut it down; I would listen to the scientists.” (BlabberBuzz)

Never mind the fact that:

  1. Shutdowns in states and cities across America, which continue in Democrat-controlled “blue” states and counties, already have inflicted untold damage and trauma on workers and the economy.
  2. There is no consensus among “scientists” on anything concerning the COVID-19 Wuhan virus: what it is; how/where it originated; how accurate are COVID-19 and antigen tests; and the effectiveness of lockdowns, wearing masks and social distancing.

(4) Higher and More Taxes

If elected President, Joe Biden says he will call for 12 big changes in tax laws, some of which had been championed by his former boss, Barack Obama.

One of Biden’s proposed changes is a limit on itemized deductions of 28%. This means that for each dollar of itemized tax deductions, including charitable contributions, a taxpayer or couple filing jointly would only receive a maximum benefit of $0.28. This 28% limit would hold true even if a filer is paying a higher marginal tax rate. (Source: The Motley Fool)

(5) Endorsed by Communists

  • Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe told Fox News that “China poses a greater national security threat to the U.S. than any other nation. That includes threats of election influence and interference.” On August 19, 2020, the daily newspaper Global Times, which is a mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party, endorsed Joe Biden for President. (Gateway Pundit)
  • Bob Avakian, the chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA, also endorsed Biden. Avakian said that although he doesn’t particularly like Biden, electing him is necessary for “the overthrow of this system, as the fundamental solution to the continuing horrors this system causes for the masses of humanity.” (Washington Times)

Please disseminate this post on social media, and send them to your Democrat family members and friends. Thank you.

~Eowyn

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Sunday Devotional: ‘Who do you say that I am?’

Matthew 16:13-20

Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi and
he asked his disciples,
“Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”
They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah,
still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Simon Peter said in reply,
“You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Jesus said to him in reply,
“Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah.
For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.
And so I say to you, you are Peter,
and upon this rock I will build my church,
and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.
I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven.
Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven;
and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
Then he strictly ordered his disciples
to tell no one that he was the Christ.

“But who do you say that I am?,” Jesus asked His apostles, after the incident of the apostles seeing Him walk on the stormy Sea of Galilee, and rescuing Peter who walked toward Jesus but faltered and began sinking.

That incident was preceded in Matthew of Jesus:

  • Multiplying five loaves of bread and two fish into such abundance that a “vast crowd” of “five thousand men, not counting women and children” were fed (Matthew 14).
  • Healing a man with a withered hand, and exorcising a blind and mute man (Matthew 12).
  • Raising Jairius’ daughter from the dead; healing a paralytic, a bleeding woman, and two blind men; and exorcising a mute (Matthew 9).
  • Healing a leper, the centurion’s servant and Peter’s mother-in-law, and three exorcisms (Matthew 8).

All those miracles convinced Simon Peter, when asked by Jesus, “Who do you say that I am?,” to reply: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

But even after he had attested to his belief, Peter still faltered when Jesus was arrested and taken away by Roman soldiers, and denied three times he even knew Jesus.  Peter, who had witnessed countless miracles, including being personally saved from drowning in the stormy sea by Jesus, who was walking on water. And still, at a time when Jesus needed His friends the most, Peter denied even knowing Him — three times.

That is why, although we can come to a belief in God (St. Thomas Aquinas’ “first cause”; the intricacies and beauty of creation) and in Jesus as the Son of God (miracles, the Resurrection, the Shroud of Turin, the Apostles as percipient witnesses) through reason, reason can only take us so far.

There is a point that requires faith, where we make the leap across the gap — a gap that for some can be as deep as a cavern.

That moment, when we are touched by the gift of faith — for it is a gift — is different for each of us.

Mine came when — being reawaken after many years of being away from God and the Church in which I had been baptized when I was four — one day at Mass, while watching the faithful go up, one by one, to receive the Holy Eucharist, this thought came into my head like a streak of lightning:

“God must love you for putting up with you all these years.”

At that, every remaining doubt melted away. And I was home, at last.

What was your moment when you were given the gift of faith?

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace you are saved through faith,
and that not of yourselves,
for it is the gift of God.

Jesus, I love You with my whole heart, my whole soul, my whole mind, and with all my strength.

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

~Eowyn

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Sunday Devotional: The call of God is irrevocable

Matthew 15:21-28

At that time, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 
And behold, a Canaanite woman of that district came and called out,
“Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David! 
My daughter is tormented by a demon.” 
But Jesus did not say a word in answer to her. 
Jesus’ disciples came and asked him,
“Send her away, for she keeps calling out after us.”
He said in reply,
“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
But the woman came and did Jesus homage, saying, “Lord, help me.” 
He said in reply,
“It is not right to take the food of the children
and throw it to the dogs.” 
She said, “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps
that fall from the table of their masters.” 
Then Jesus said to her in reply,
“O woman, great is your faith! 
Let it be done for you as you wish.” 
And the woman’s daughter was healed from that hour.

As the above passage from Matthew 15 indicates, Jesus told the Caananite woman — a Gentile — that He was sent only to Israelites, i.e., Jews, not Gentiles. But Jesus was moved and persuaded by the woman’s faith in Him, and so He granted her request and exorcised the demon from her daughter.

That is one of the great mysteries of humankind — why Jews not only rejected Jesus the Christ, despite the many foretellings of His coming in the Torah, the Hebrew Bible and Christianity’s Old Testament, their leaders actually demanded that He be put to death, although Jesus had committed no crime. Not just put to death, but executed by the cruelest method that the Romans reserved for the worst criminals — crucifixion.

All of which raises the question of why most Jews, then and now, refuse to believe that Jesus is who He said He is.

Among the reasons why they don’t, according to the article “Why Don’t Jews Believe In Jesus?,” are:

  • The Jewish Messiah must be descended on his father’s side from King David, but Jesus was not because Christians say he was the product of a virgin birth and therefore had no father. (Hmm, does that mean Jesus is not Jewish?)
  • Jews don’t believe in miracles: “Even if the individual claiming personal revelation performs miracles [as Jesus did], there is still no verification that he is a genuine prophet. Miracles do not prove anything. All they show—assuming they are genuine—is that he has certain powers. It has nothing to do with his claim of prophecy. Judaism, unique among all of the world’s major religions, does not rely on ‘claims of miracles’ as the basis for its religion. In fact, the Bible says that God sometimes grants the power of ‘miracles’ to charlatans….” (Hmm, but don’t Jews believe in the miracles of  Moses parting the Red Sea, and the manna from Heaven during the time Moses led Jews wandering in the desert?)

Now you see why the Talmud, the collection of the sayings and writings of rabbis regarded as superior even to the Torah, calls Jesus a “bastard,” “fool” and “charlatan,” His mother Mary a “whore,” and Christians “idolators” and less than human. (See Rev. I. B. Pranaitis, The Talmud Unmasked: The Secret Rabbinical Teachings Concerning Christians; first published in St. Petersburg in 1892.; and “Truth About the Talmud“.)

Jews really should heed this:

But the rejection by Jews turns out to be to our benefit. As St. Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles, said in Romans 11:11-12, 15, 19-20, 23, 28-29:

But through their transgression
salvation has come to the Gentiles…

their transgression is enrichment for the world…
their rejection is the reconciliation of the world….
Indeed you will say, “Branches were broken off
so that I might be grafted in.”
That is so.
They were broken off because of unbelief,
but you are there because of faith.
So do not become haughty, but stand in awe….
And they also, if they do not remain in unbelief,
will be grafted in,
for God is able to graft them in again….
In respect to the gospel, they are enemies on your account;
but in respect to election,
they are beloved because of the patriarchs.
For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable.

So if you hear His call, do not harden your heart.

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

~Eowyn

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Sunday Devotional: Why do you doubt?

Matthew 14:22-33

After he had fed the people,
Jesus made the disciples get into a boat
and precede him to the other side,
while he dismissed the crowds.
After doing so, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray.
When it was evening he was there alone.
Meanwhile the boat, already a few miles offshore,
was being tossed about by the waves,
for the wind was against it.
During the fourth watch of the night,
he came toward them walking on the sea.
When the disciples saw him walking on the sea they were terrified.
“It is a ghost,” they said, and they cried out in fear.
At once Jesus spoke to them,
“Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.”
Peter said to him in reply,
“Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.”
He said, “Come.”
Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus.
But when he saw how strong the wind was he became frightened;
and, beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!”
Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught Peter,
and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
After they got into the boat, the wind died down.
Those who were in the boat did him homage, saying,
“Truly, you are the Son of God.”

There is an important concept in law which is critical to the testimony and determination of truth.

That concept is “percipient witness”.

According to the Law Dictionary, a percipient witness is “A witness who testifies about things that the witness actually saw, heard or otherwise experienced.” Attorneys call the percipient witness “often the most important person on the crucial issue”.

The apostles and disciples were the percipient witnesses of Jesus the Christ. Their accounts are contained in the four canonical Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles, including the above passage from Matthew 14 on Jesus walking on the stormy sea.

The Apostles, who were eyewitnesses of Jesus’ many miracles, including the most important miracle, the resurrected Christ, were willing to die for their beliefs and faith, testifying to the last the truth they’d witnessed until their last breath:

  • St. Stephen, the first martyr of Christianity, was stoned to death in Jerusalem, c. AD 34.
  • St. James, son of Zebedee and brother of St. John the Apostle, was the first Apostle to be martyred. King Herod had St. James beheaded in 44 AD.
  • St. James, son of Alpheus, was reported by the Jewish historian Josephus to have been stoned and then clubbed to death in 62 AD.
  • St. Jude Thaddaeus was crucified in Syria, c. 65 AD.
  • St. Simon the Zealot ministered in Persia and was sawn in half, c. 65 AD after refusing to sacrifice to the sun god.
  • St. Peter and St. Paul were both martyred in Rome about 66 AD, during the persecution under Emperor Nero. St. Paul was beheaded. St. Peter was crucified, upside down at his request, because he did not feel he was worthy to die in the same manner as his Lord.
  • St. Mark, a rope around his neck, was dragged to death in Alexandria, Egypt, in AD 68.
  • St. Thomas was pierced to death in India, 72 AD, where the ancient Marthoma Christians revere him as their founder.
  • St. Matthias, who was chosen to replace Judas, was burned to death in Syria, c. 80 AD.
  • St. Bartholomew (identified as Nathaniel in the Gospel of John) is believed to have been skinned alive and crucified. He ministered in India with St. Thomas, in Armenia, Ethiopia and Southern Arabia.
  • St. Philip was crucified in Hierapolis, Asia Minor, 80 AD, for converting the wife of a Roman proconsul. He also ministered in North Africa.
  • St. Andrew was crucified in Patras, Greece. He also preached in Asia Minor and modern-day Turkey. Christians in the former Soviet Union say he was the first to bring the Gospel to their land.
  • St. Matthew was beheaded in Ethiopia. He had also ministered in Persia.
  • St. John was the only Apostle who died a natural death from old age, after surviving an ordeal of being thrown into boiling oil. He was the leader of the church in Ephesus and is said to have taken care of Mary the mother of Jesus in his home. In mid-90s AD, he was exiled to the island of Patmos, where he wrote the last book of the New Testament–the Revelation.

But the testimonies of these percipient witnesses of Jesus the Christ are ignored by many.

And yet we believe 100% there was a person named Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher revered as the founder of Western political philosophy, although the time and place of his birth are unknown, and there are varying accounts of when and how he died. Even the origin of his name is unknown. As Wikipedia admits:

Due to a lack of surviving accounts, little is known about Plato’s early life and education…. The exact time and place of Plato’s birth are unknown. Based on ancient sources, most modern scholars believe that he was born in Athens…between 429 and 423 BC…. The traditional date of Plato’s birth…428 or 427 BC, is based on a dubious interpretation of Diogenes Laërtius….

[Even] the origin of this name remains mysterious…the name does not occur in Plato’s known family line….

According to Seneca, Plato died at the age of 81 on the same day he was born. The Suda indicates that he lived to 82 years, while Neanthes claims an age of 84. A variety of sources have given accounts of his death. One story, based on a mutilated manuscript, suggests Plato died in his bed…. Another tradition suggests Plato died at a wedding feast….  According to Tertullian, Plato simply died in his sleep.

Mark 9:19, 21-24

“You unbelieving generation,” Jesus replied,
“how long shall I stay with you?
How long shall I put up with you?….”
…[T]he boy’s father [said,]
“…But if you can do anything,
take pity on us and help us.”
“‘If you can’?” said Jesus.
“Everything is possible for one who believes.”
Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed,
“I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

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

~Eowyn

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Sunday Devotional: Miracles of loaves and fishes

Matthew 14:13-21

When Jesus heard of the death of John the Baptist,
he withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by himself.
The crowds heard of this and followed him on foot from their towns.
When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd,
his heart was moved with pity for them, and he cured their sick.  
When it was evening, the disciples approached him and said,
“This is a deserted place and it is already late;
dismiss the crowds so that they can go to the villages
and buy food for themselves.”
Jesus said to them, “There is no need for them to go away;
give them some food yourselves.”
But they said to him,
“Five loaves and two fish are all we have here.”
Then he said, “Bring them here to me, ”
and he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass.
Taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven,
he said the blessing, broke the loaves,
and gave them to the disciples,
who in turn gave them to the crowds.
They all ate and were satisfied,
and they picked up the fragments left over—
twelve wicker baskets full.
Those who ate were about five thousand men,
not counting women and children.

Did you know that there was also another miracle of loaves (sans fishes) in the Old Testament?

2 Kings 4-42-44

A man came from Baal-shalishah bringing to Elisha, the man of God,
twenty barley loaves made from the firstfruits,
and fresh grain in the ear.
Elisha said, “Give it to the people to eat.”
But his servant objected,
“How can I set this before a hundred people?”
Elisha insisted, “Give it to the people to eat.”
“For thus says the LORD,
‘They shall eat and there shall be some left over.'”
And when they had eaten, there was some left over,
as the LORD had said.

And also in our time in Texas?

At 7:53 pm on April 17, 2013, disaster struck West, Texas, a small town of about 2,800, 20 miles north of Waco and 80 miles south of Dallas.

A massive explosion struck the West Fertilizer Co. off I-35, devastating and setting fire to a 4-block radius. The explosion was so huge, it registered as a 2.1 earthquake and could be heard 45 miles away in Waxahachie. There were at least 15 fatalities, including 5 firefighters, and approximately 200 people injured.

Among the people coming to the aid of West, was Mercy Chefs, a non-profit, all-volunteer, faith-based charitable organization committed to providing high-quality, professionally prepared meals to victims, first responders and volunteers during natural disasters and national emergencies.

On April 21, 2013, Mercy Chefs in West, Texas, experienced a miracle of “loaves and fishes.” As recounted by volunteer Gary LeBlanc:

Last evening as I arrived for a meeting at the Command Center, I was greeted by a man who told me an amazing story from earlier in the day.

They had put out the last of the food they had on hand and saw it go quickly. They realized they needed another 100-150 meals for the recovery crew working so hard at ground zero and law enforcement guarding the site. They stopped and prayed that the Lord would do some sort of “loaves and fishes” miracle. They needed food for these selfless heroes and they had none. Ten minutes after the prayer a Mercy Chefs truck pulled up. We had 150 extra meals from lunch and felt directed to the command site. There were tears on both sides as they saw a prayer answered in real time.

Please do pray for the people of West and the Mercy Chefs team that God will continue to use us in such an extraordinary and humbling way.

Here’s a video showing the work of Mercy Chefs in West, TX:

Below are Charity Navigator‘s scores and ratings for Mercy Chefs:

  • Accountability and transparency: 90.00 (out of 100) score; 4 (out of 4) stars.
  • Financial: 87.21; 3 stars.
  • Overall score and rating: 88.51; 3 stars

“Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.” ― C.S. Lewis

See also these miracles:

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

~Eowyn

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Sunday Devotional: Ask for a heart that is wise and understanding

1 Kings 3:5, 7-12

The LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream at night.
God said, “Ask something of me and I will give it to you.”
Solomon answered:
“O LORD, my God, you have made me, your servant, king
to succeed my father David;
but I am a mere youth, not knowing at all how to act.
I serve you in the midst of the people whom you have chosen,
a people so vast that it cannot be numbered or counted.
Give your servant, therefore, an understanding heart
to judge your people and to distinguish right from wrong.
For who is able to govern this vast people of yours?”

The LORD was pleased that Solomon made this request.
So God said to him:
“Because you have asked for this—
not for a long life for yourself,
nor for riches,
nor for the life of your enemies,
but for understanding so that you may know what is right—
I do as you requested.
I give you a heart so wise and understanding
that there has never been anyone like you up to now,
and after you there will come no one to equal you.”

Pray for our supposed political leaders, so many of whom show no understanding of right from wrong, and have abandoned the citizens of their cities and states to the ravage, rampage and violence to life and property by criminals and BLM-Antifa mobs. See:

Pray for President Trump, who relentlessly and unceasingly has been, and continues to be, attacked and besieged since even before he took office. Pray that God lifts his spirit, keeps him healthy, gives him strength and fortitude, and protects him from all evil and harm.

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

~Eowyn

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Dog says ‘No’ when told to go in his kennel

If you have pets, do you sometimes think that your dog or cat can almost speak human?

I’ve posted about some remarkable creatures who really seem to speak words:

Add to the above remarkable creatures a Siberian Husky named Brian who likes sleeping on the couch so much that when he is told by his human to go into his own “house” (kennel), the dog repeatedly says “No”.

Don’t believe me?

Listen for yourself in the video below, especially at the end.

H/t PawMyGosh

~Eowyn

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Is Time Going Faster For You, Too?

Note: This post was first published in July 2011, but I’m republishing it because a reader recently commented that time seems to be going by faster. If time is hastening for you too and, given the terrible times we find ourselves in — the seemingly-intractable COVID-19 pandemic, and the radical Left’s unconstrained tearing-down of statues, monuments, and America itself — I can’t help but wonder if this is the quickening of end times. What do you think?

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It is said that “the older you get, the faster time goes by.”

All of us would agree that, indeed, the days and months were as slow as molasses when we were children, in contrast to how much faster the years went by in our adulthood.

Even granted that, I’ve noticed that in the last few months, time seems to be zipping at an accelerated rate.

The main marker of my week is Sunday, which begins in a frenzy of activity as I dash about doing my morning chores, followed by a last singing rehearsal; then shower and get dressed for 8:30am Mass.

For the last several months, however, it seems that Sundays are coming around quicker and quicker. My husband, too, has the same disquieting subjective sense of time speeding by, faster and faster.

But it’s not just us.

On May 2, 2010, David Icke wrote that “Time, in my life anyway, and I know for others too, is just flying this year. What’s happening?”

Is time objectively going faster?

Down the rabbit hole we go!

That is a question for physicists and cosmologists to answer. There is an ongoing debate on the Physics Forum on whether as the universe expands, time also is speeding up. I also found a PDF document, “The Quickening: Is Time Accelerating?,” which says:

Recently, scientists have been shocked to discover that their measurements indicate the expansion of the universe is actually increasing. Rather than slowing down, as their Big Bang theory postulates, astronomers have been stunned to learn that the expansion of the universe appears to be accelerating. CNN reports “Scientists are scratching their heads over a finding that indicates the universe, rather than slowing down, is being expanded by a mysterious force at an accelerating rate. […] Would this affect the dimension we call time? We on earth do not understand time well enough to draw any conclusions.”

Then there are the Apocalypse 2012 people who claim that it’s not just our subjective sense of time speeding, but that time indeed is quickening because our Earth’s heartbeat is accelerating:

Scientists discovered many years ago that the earth gives off a pulse. This pulse or frequency which has been likened to a heartbeat has been stable at approximately 7.8 cycles per second for thousands of years. However, since around the year 1980 the earth’s heartbeat began to speed up. It has currently been measured at 12 cycles per second but the most incredible thing is some scientists believe the earth will actually stop rotating when this pulse reaches 13 cycles per second. When the earth stops rotating on its axis it is believed that it will remain still for around 3 days and then start spinning in the other direction. This will cause a reversal in the magnetic field around the earth but what will happen after this point is unclear.

This pulse is the Schumann Resonance (SR). So I looked up SR on Wikipedia:

The Schumann resonances (SR) are a set of spectrum peaks in the extremely low frequency (ELF) portion of the Earth’s electromagnetic field spectrum…named after physicist Winfried Otto Schumann who predicted it mathematically in 1952. Schumann resonances occur because the space between the surface of the Earth and the conductive ionosphere acts as a closed waveguide [that acts] as a resonant cavity for electromagnetic waves in the ELF band…. In the normal mode descriptions of Schumann resonances, the fundamental mode is a standing wave in the Earth–ionosphere cavity with a wavelength equal to the circumference of the Earth…at a frequency of approximately 7.83 Hz […] Lightning discharges are considered to be the primary natural source of Schumann resonance excitation…. At any given time there are about 2000 thunderstorms around the globe. Producing ~50 lightning events per second, these thunderstorms create the background Schumann resonance signal.

Nothing in the article on Earth’s Schumann Resonance quickening or of the Earth stopping its rotation when the SR reaches 13 cycles per second, or of the Earth’s magnetic poles flipping.

Back to the PDF document “The Quickening“. It asks:

If an acceleration of time is occurring, is it anticipated in the Bible? When describing the Great Tribulation period, Jesus stated: “And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened” (Matthew 24:22). […] Do other Scriptures indicate a speed-up of time in the last days? While there is no single Scripture that specifically states that time will speed up, several passages imply a quickening during earth’s final days.

Jesus likened the last days’ signs to birth pangs (Matthew 24:8). […] In addition, the apostle Paul reminded us that “the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now” (Romans 8:21-22). As the time of delivery draws near, birth pangs always increase in both intensity and frequency.

Indeed, the dictionary says one of the meanings of the word “quicken” or “quickening” is “To reach the stage of pregnancy when the fetus can be felt to move.”

So, have you also felt that time is speeding by, faster and faster?

~Eowyn

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