Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Convicted for Doing Nothing Wrong, Sentenced for No Reason, Yet Still Joyful with No Regrets -- The Remain Cal-Trans Days



I had shared that I finished four days of Cal-Trans going through the first two weeks of May.

I struggled with an incredible fatigue, one which I simply could not shake off.

It was very difficult waking up in the morning for another day of work in the Cal-Trans yard.

I only later learned that I was struggling with incredibly high blood pressure, and all the health problems which come with those pathologies.

I was supposed to go to court on June 10th to show more progress toward completing my Cal-Trans demands, but I had suffered a stroke and a transient ischemic attack a few days prior. My own employer urged me not to pose any further risks to my health and just stay home. I was taking a small risk.

Anything could have happened. If the judge did not see me in court as order, she would have had the right and the authority to issue a bench warrant for my arrest. A good friend of mine stepped in for me, went into court and stood in my place.

He provided for the judge all the proof of the work that I had completed toward my sentencing up to that point.

He even told me afterwards that the judge did not even call my name during the morning the calendar call! It was as though my name had been left out entirely! Only when my attorney showed up into the courtroom did the judge remember to look into my case. My friend, who stood in for me, provided her all the documents, and everything was all taken care of.

Thank you, Jesus! Let me tell all of you: as I was lying in emergency rooms over five days, worrying about my fate in court, I was really worried, even paid, pushed into so many tough situations. I could not believe that so many bad things were hitting me at once.

The legal problems, the health problems. the moral, emotion, and physical toil was proving so much for me.

I am so glad for the gift of righteousness, the one thing that kept me from losing my mind completely:

"For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ." (Romans 5:17)

It's one thing to know that God loves you, but we have to believe that He loves us, too, even when everything around us is failing or falling apart.

This though reminds me of the internal peace that Paul and his fellow evangelists maintained through all their hardships in their missionary journeys:

"8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

11 For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;" (2 Corinthians 4:8-13)

Paul then writes:

"17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;" (2 Corinthians 4:17)



After I had recovered and convalesced from my stroke and transient attack, I went back to work and back to the Cal-Trans yard.

It was amazing what began to happen little by little throughout the remaining days.

I connected with a number of the men and some of the women who were working in the field with me. They were really kind, and many of them, once they learned my story, agreed with me 100%. Even the Cal-Trans drivers who took me to one work site after another could see that this was all wrong, what had happened to me.

I shared with many of them about my work with MassResistance. They totally agreed with my stance for life and family and against the LGBT agenda. One of the younger the Cal-Trans volunteers (yes, that's what they called us) told me that he was sick of all the six-colored "rainbows" being shoved onto everybody during the month of June. 

I could not agree more.

Because I was overcoming the health condition of stabilizing my blood pressure while changing my diet and water intake, there were some potential dangerous times that came upon me.

During one work day, the heat was more pronounced. I was helping cut and load up the wins into one of the trucks to haul everything off. I began to feel really faint, a little dizzy. I saw white and some black spots come into my field of vision.

I was getting overheated, and I was not feeling well at all.

The van driver for me that day, Donna, told me to sit down right away. Another worker, a lady who had just begun Cal-Trans work, urged me to sit in the shade. She was really concerned for me. Another guy, Manuel, rushed over to me with dampened paper towels. He held them against my head.

I was so touched by how so many of the people I was working with came to my aid. A little later, another guy, Oscar, asked how I was doing. "Are you OK? Do you have any blood pressure issues?"

I was surprised at how prescient he was about my health condition.

I later learned that he worked in a very specific medical field. The next day, I began bringing a much larger bottle of water to sustain me throughout the remaining Cal-Trans work days. I told him that I had nearly blacked out because of the heat. "See, I told you that there was something wrong. We're criminals, but we care."

Oscar indeed cared, although after I left the yard after that day, I was really sad when he called himself a criminal. My first day at the Cal-Trans yard, I told one man not to call himself a criminal. He had merely made a mistake, nothing more. His situation was really nothing that bad. He had discharged a firearm in his home by accident!

When Oscar had finished his Cal-Trans assignment, I wished him well, said good-bye, but then I asked him: "Promise me one thing. Don't call yourself a criminal anymore."

He looked at me, smiled, and said: "OK, I promise."

That was a really cool day for me. To be honest, I am glad that I ended up at Cal-Trans. I got to connect with so many people who had the chance to show caring to me, a guy they hardly knew. For many people who will be reading this, I hope it blows away all the stereotypes you may have about people who get convicted or plea to committing crimes.

Many of these people are not diligently wicked people looking to cause trouble. They have failed, they broke the law, but in some cases they did not do anything wrong at all, but faced nothing but impossible demands on their time and resources to fight the charges against them.

Once in a while, there was a volunteer or two who had a bad attitude, who refused to accept the fact that they were working on the Cal-Trans yard. One young lady complained the whole time she was there. "I wish I were in jail," she said at the outset, when we were all signing in for our day in the yard. The van driver that day, Stacy, told her to look at the bright side, make the most of her time there. "Look, I get paid to be here, and I don't want to be here. You just have to make the most of it."

That young lady seemed more like a spoiled, pampered princess than anything. She refused to do any work, and she ended up leaving before the end of the work day. She just gave up, like that! The next to last day that I was working at the Cal-Trans yard, another guy arrived for his first day. He was routinely breaking state laws, smoking when he was out of site. He would take off his helmet while outside, when all volunteers are required to wear their helmets while on the job site. For that guy, the last straw was when he took out his marijuana pipe and started smoking! The van driver took us all back to the Cal-Trans yard, and he was terminated on the spot: sent home, could not come back to the Cal-Trans yard to finish the community service, and would have to face the judge--who would probably send him to jail since he refused to do the community service instead.

Other things worth sharing ...

The days got progressively easier and easier working the Cal-Trans yard. It became routine that we would all show up, get assigned to a van driver, and in turn we would receive our assignments for the day. The first two days, I just did trash pickup along the freeways. I did that stuff during the early weeks in June. This year, the weather was unusually cool. The normally hot weather didn't break out across the Southland until the middle of July. We had a pretty easy time of it. With trash pickers and large trash bags, we just cleaned up different highways.

I guess you could say that this was one way that I was Making California Great Again!

Other tasks included cutting down weeds or cleaning out homeless encampments along the state highways. It's pretty sad to see so many homeless people setting up dwellings alone different state highway corridors. They are not permitted to do that, however, since that property belongs to the state. They are essentially trespassing. During those days, two deputies from the California Highway Patrol would accompany us to make sure that if we approached an encampment. Sometimes, the homeless were there, and they would take away most of their goods, so there was little for us to clean up.

Most of the time, they were not there, and whatever stuff was on the property, we removed all of it and through into a truck trash compactor. At first, I was really not looking forward to cleaning out the homeless encampments. It sounded like a lot of work, and there were concerns about the dirt, the sickness, and the potential for disease.

I later learned, however, that we volunteers would get driven around a great deal, and on top of that the van drivers did the best they could to ensure that we got lots of breaks. The team of Cal -Trans workers that I worked with were really good people, too. They often asked me how many days I had left, because they were hopeful that I would be done with everything and go home soon.

As the days progress toward my finishing my Cal-Trans assignment, the work got steadily easier. Not only that, but the Cal-Trans drivers would go out of their way to make the days as easy for us as possible. If we were working really hard and got a lot of stuff done, they would give us extended breaks!

The last day of my Cal-Trans assignment, my 20th day, some of the drivers were willing to let one of our team mates order pizza for everybody. Yes, they threw a pizza party for us during lunch. It was a great final cap off for my last day at the Cal-Trans yard.

I remembered praying the day before for one of the drivers, because he allowed us to rest a lot and didn't work us too hard. I was kind of sad that I was not assigned him, but I got to shake his hand and told him "Thanks for making it easier for us"! "I try to make it work out for the best for all of you," he told me.

The driver I was assigned was really good. I had worked with him before, and he often pledged he would do the best he could so that the day would not be too hard for us. One time, he and other workers drove into a secluded section of one of the state properties and he allowed all of us to take a long rest for an extended period. It was brutally hot that day.

This was the same guy who was my last van driver. He allowed me to sit in the front seat of the van, too, which was normally frowned upon by the yard supervisors and the superintendent. That morning, however, one of the van supervisors walked right by the van while I was seated in the front, and he did not say anything!

It was the favor of God, something that I prayed for every day I went to the Cal-Trans yard, and He really came through for me every time. The last day, He especially showed how He answers our prayers beyond, beyond what we can ask or think! (Ephesians 3:20)

The supervisor and the van driver went out of their way to make our day go well. I got to sit in front, and I got to read my Bible at length throughout the time we went from one assignment to the next. At one point, we ended up waiting for an entire hour before the California Highway Patrol showed up to clear one of the areas. Why? They had to arrest a transient at a previous location, and processing an arrest can take hours.

And at the end of the day, we got pizza! One of the volunteers chipped in the money. I wanted to pay him a little something, but this guy refused to accept any money from me. Oh well!

So, let me return to the Far Side cartoon that I had posted above previous blog posts:



The more that the devil has tried to make things work for evil, God has made them work for my good. No matter how oppressive my enemies wanted my arrest and conviction to seem, to shame my publicly, the more that I was freed from that shame and rejoiced in all the good that Jesus was doing for me, in the midst of what many would have called abject loss and failure.

The more that I meditated on what God was doing for me in this time, the 20 days of Cal-Trans, the more that I learned to trust Him, that He is indeed working behind the scenes. Not once did I feel abandoned by God, although in the first two or three days of my Cal-Trans work, I kept praying that God would somehow, some way get me out of it.

Now, I look back on those days, and I have absolutely no regrets. The fifth day of my Cal-Trans assignment, after I had recovered from my stroke and transient ischemic attack, I asked God a bold prayer, in faith trusting Him, "What are you doing, showing me in this time of my life?"

I opened up my Bible, since I had begun bringing my Bible and notebook with me every day, and that day I opened to this passage in Genesis 41:

"37And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.

38And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is? 39And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: 40Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou." (Genesis 41: 37-40)

It all started making sense to me.

I am going through a little suffering now, but this is going to yield royal, divine dividends down the line. It does not all make sense now, but I can trust that God is making this work for good. Many times I have prayed that God would use me for His greater purposes.

Well, guess what? By being wrongly charged, convicted, and sentenced, He was doing exactly that! We go through a little suffering, and we complain "Why God?" But it's not about us only. There are many people whose lives, whose salvation is at stake, which matter to God. It's not all about me and my comfort at all! Today, I know and believe that He is working things for my good.

In the past, I did not believe that. I believed that I had to strive and scheme to make things work for my good. I did not believe that Jesus, my heavenly Boaz, was working tirelessly for me, behind the scenes, to make all things work for my good. 

I am confident of this now!

BYE, FELICIA: Hateful LGBT "News" Site Gay Star News Shuts Down

Yesterday morning, I received the following news from the Queerty News Site:


Well, which site has been shut down?


Gay Star News, one of the leading LGBTQ media sites based out of the U.K., just announced it’s shutting down. The site will no longer be updated but will remain online in archive form for “as long as possible.”

Within one hour, I received an eblast--the last eblast--from Gay Star News:



We are devastated to have to confirm the reports that Gay Star News has to close, effective immediately.

The site is no longer being updated. We don’t know how long it will remain online for but we will try to preserve it for as long as possible.

This is stunning and welcome news. Gay Star News was promoting perverse, salacious content. Much of the writing was basically a reaction to pro-family forces winning more fights around the world.

Then the resort to flimsy excuses for why they have to shut down their operation.

Why is GSN closing?
Firstly, we feel you deserve to know why we have to close.

Since we started almost eight years ago, Gay Star News has been able to serve our community and grow.

It was clear from the outset that you, our readers and supporters around the world, wanted to hear about and engage with the stories we were telling.

Honestly, many of the articles had little comment activity. It seems that over the last four years, at least, fewer people were interested in reading a bunch of "pro-gay news".

However, it has always been a tough business. This year, it got unexpectedly much tougher.
We entered 2019 with every reason to be confident we were going to have a strong year. But as the year progressed, decisions have been delayed and projects people had committed to do with us have fallen flat.

Some details would be nice. Notice how they leave out the key information. What happened, mates? People didn't want to read your crap anymore?

Then they finger the biggest culprit.

There are a number of reasons, of course. But the biggest change was the level of confidence brands and businesses in the UK have, due to the uncertainty over Brexit. It won’t surprise anyone to hear that many media organisations are struggling with the same problem.

That's right: It's Brexit's Fault!

The British people voted to restore their rights as a sovereign nation to retain the power of decision-making and nation-building for themselves. The "little people" of the Midlands, the rural areas, and the London suburbs got tired of a bunch of arrogant, elitist, distant---and pro-LGBT--bureaucrats dominating their daily lives, their business, and their national security.

Ordinary Britons of all walks of life, including wealthy and conservative point of fact, wanted nothing more do with with the failed European Union project.

For this, the perverted gay news website could no longer continue carrying on business. Really.

Good riddance, I say!

But there's more. They blame the very corporate elites and Big Tech Masters of the Universe for their demise, specifically because they have not been pro-gay enough:

There has also been another trend which has become more apparent this year. Brands which are wishing to ‘do’ LGBTI work are increasingly doing so in a tokenistic way.

The whole agenda is "tokenistic". Does this require further discussion?

Rather than working with us to engage and serve LGBTI people year round, many have chosen to ‘rainbow wash’. They have turned their logo rainbow colored for Pride week or month and – at best – made a small donation to an LGBTI good cause. Worst still, we have learned that some brands have done this while at the same time funding anti-LGBTI politicians to the tune of millions of dollars. Tokenism has reached a new low.

Of course they do. In fact, corporations doing business around the world continue to thrive and expand their operations in countries where homosexuals are routinely persecuted, tortured, and executed. They do not care about the individual concerns of individuals struggling with LGBT issues. They never have. It's always been about the money, the six-colored Bling-Bling!

Then the Gay Star  editors launched into more self-righteous victimization on behalf of "the poor LGBTI (whatever) community:

Of course, most brands and businesses don’t even bother to rainbow wash. They ignore LGBTI customers and colleagues entirely. Anyone who has ever tried to encourage organisations to engage with our community will know they get more rejections than expressions of interest. Very often, one or two individuals in a company are keen but others block activity because it is ‘not a priority’ or even because they don’t want to be a ‘gay’ brand. (The nuances of our LGBTI+ rainbow family obviously escape them.)

These "writers" show no interest for taking responsibility for their own actions, their own enterprise.

That’s why we have consistently said other LGBTI media and organisations are not truly our competitors. They are our friends. Our only enemy has always been tokenism and apathy. In fact, there are very few who serve our global LGBTI community. And if companies and sponsors took us even half as seriously as we deserve as LGBTI people, there would be far more of us and we would be hugely successful.

Bye, Felicia!


There is one other enemy: truth.

More people are waking up to the tyranny behind the whole LGBT agenda, which has taken advantage of and exploited hurting individuals struggling with their sexual feelings and identities.

The fact that this website, which routinely attacked men and women of faith, who support family and freedom, is all the more reason why we should celebrate their sudden closure.

Queerty News offered their own analysis about the falling Gay Star News site:

The site, which has been in operation for eight years, was unable to turn a profit.

Gee, I wonder why?

Maybe because at the end of the day, businesses want to promote a brand which appeals to everyone, not just sideline themselves into allying with sexual deviance.

Mothers and fathers generally want what is best for their families, for their children. Open, uninhibited, ribald displays of sexual pervesion are a turn-off for prospective consumers, no matter how "woke" they may be,

Reid-Smith goes on to say another problem is that many brands want gay dollars but don’t actually want to support the LGBTQ community.

This mindset deserves more exposure. Most corporations, non-profits, and other business entities bend over backwards to promote and celebrate LGBT. These efforts are never considered enough for LBGT zealots and activists.

Never.

The nature of this sexual perversion is so destructive, so fraught with hurt, pain, self-harm, self-loathing, and abuse, that all the repression or suppression of this pain can never cover up the long-standing harm.

Homosexuals, practicing and former, have acknowledged the innate propensities toward self-harm and even self-hate. Many homosexuals are told that they can overcome this depression if society in general would treat them better, more fairly, and celebrate them as the victims they truly are.

The truth is that no matter how accommodating, how indulgence any culture, any nation may be towards these behaviors, they will never be happy. The whole LGBT spectrum of mental disorders is inherently destructive, harmful, and deviant. Individuals who engage in these behaviors are hurting themselves, masking deeper pain and suffering which cannot be resolved with more PRIDE parades, LGBT-affirming programs, or society shifts and changes.

The shutting down of Gay Star News is good news for all parties, including the homosexuals and transgenders themselves. They need confrontation with truth and love, not more enabling.

And it seems that even the general public, which has been rather patient, even long-suffering with LGBT activists, has had more than enough of their fill with LGBT promotion and so-called "rainbow washing."



So for Gay Star News, all I can say is "Good Riddance", or "It's FABULOUS that you are going out of business!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Haters Trying to Deplatform Me


Lol!

I love my haters.

Haters gonna hate, but I just shake 'em off, shake 'em off!



New MassResistance Chapter in New Jersey Takes on LGBT Agenda!

I am so proud of our new New Jersey MassResistance Chapter.

No state is a lost cause if the people will stand up and shout "Enough!"

The work they did was so comprehensive, our President Brian Camenker had to take extra pains to report everything!

Please read and share (Here's the link to the original report)

New Jersey MassResistance chapter – run by local Orthodox Jews – taking on the LGBT agenda in their city!

Three recent protests – sending strong pro-family message!

Christian churches also a big part of local action.

July 30, 2019
ALT TEXTYes, this is basically what's happening there!
Our latest MassResistance chapter – based in Lakewood, New Jersey – has hit the ground running! Led by local Orthodox Jews and working with area Christians, they are taking on the LGBT agenda publicly and without fear. They’ve recently held three public protests, and they’re just getting started!
New Jersey MassResistance was started by a group of Orthodox Jews in Lakewood, NJ who have been horrified by the LGBT movement targeting their community. MassResistance has worked with their local leader since 2015.
Their community decided it was time to organize the resistance! It didn’t take long for local Catholic and Protestant religious leaders and their congregations to join them.

The force behind it: Rabbi Yehuda Levin

Rabbi Yehuda Levin of Brooklyn, NY, has been a strong figure in the pro-family movement for decades. MassResistance began working with him in 2004 when he came to Boston to oppose the imposition of “gay marriage” on the state, and we have helped each other on several projects since then.
Rabbi Levin is closely aligned with the Orthodox rabbis in Lakewood, NJ. Seeing what was going on, he made a series of videos to rally the Orthodox community and also to get the local Christian community involved. This got things rolling. Then he traveled to Lakewood to join the protests personally.
ALT TEXTRabbi Yehuda Levin getting things rolling!
     Rabbi Levin video to Lakewood Orthodox rabbis

1. Protesting “Pride Night” at local minor league baseball stadium

The Lakewood BlueClaws are a Class A Minor League baseball team affiliated with the Philadelphia Phillies. Their stadium is located just blocks away from an all-boys Orthodox Jewish school and several Orthodox synagogues. It’s widely considered to be a “religious yeshiva” part of town. There are also many Christian churches in that general area.
When the BlueClaws management made a big announcement that their June 8 game (on the Jewish Sabbath) would be a “Pride Night” and they would be giving out free rainbow caps, local residents were shocked. It was seen as a direct affront to the surrounding community of religious Jews and Christians.
ALT TEXTBlueClaws Pride Night logo
So Rabbi Levin announced a protest would take place outside the stadium a few days before, on June 6. The MassResistance group of Orthodox Jews leafletted the entire area, encouraging all religious people to join them.
The rabbis also noted that the town politicians had given the BlueClaws a favorable leasing deal, and now they are "turning a blind eye as they flaunt their politically correct anti-Judeo-Christian" message and push "anti-family values down our throat." They said they are part of “the homosexualization of our community.”
It quickly got the attention of the local liberal media:
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The BlueClaws management reacted by insulting the local people even further. The team released an absurd explanation saying that “baseball is for everyone” – a statement that no one disagrees with. People disagree with promoting sexual perversion. It’s not for everyone!
Here’s the BlueClaws statement to the press a few days before their Pride Night:
We are committed to the idea that baseball is for everyone and all people are welcome at a BlueClaws game. It is unfortunate that some individuals are choosing to display intolerance rather than embrace the true spirit of the night. We look forward to BlueClaws Pride Night on Saturday.
A group of local Catholics and also some Protestants joined the protest. On June 6 outside the stadium, over 70 pro-family protesters showed up (about half Christians and half Jews). It was a great success! (About 15 LGBT counter-protesters came to try and intimidate them, but that was a flop.)
ALT TEXTThe pro-family protesters lined the street across from the stadium.
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ALT TEXTJews and Christians joined together!
ALT TEXTA Catholic activist with shirt that says "Unborn Lives Matter" rebukes an LGBT counter-protester saying: "When I choose to go to a watch the baseball game I shouldn't have to celebrate your deviant sexual behavior."
ALT TEXTNeighbors supporting each other in protest.

2. Protesting “Pride month celebrations” at local public library

Unfortunately, there was more to come at the local Ocean Park Public Library, which is also just blocks from Orthodox synagogues as well as Christian churches. The library draws many Orthodox Jewish children from the area.
During the month of June, the library aggressively celebrated “Gay Pride Month.” According to local reports, this included “displays of LGBT themes, books with LGBT characters, LGBT speakers and presentations, movie screenings and other events that are geared toward varying ages.” In other words, it was purposefully pushing a perverse anti-family agenda on the local religious community.
As a result, a nearby Jewish school, Yeshiva Orchos Chaim, told parents it was their official policy was that no child should go to the public library during the month of June.
Furthermore, as the Lakewood MassResistance leaders noted, the library’s offensive activity contradicts its own policy, which states that:
The Library strives to create a warm, welcoming environment for our customers of all ages … The library is a public place and the safety of children is therefore a serious concern … Young children need to feel safe and secure.
But the library officials ignored the complaints from the parents.
So Rabbi Levin called for a protest outside the library on the evening of June 27. Again, the Orthodox activists leafletted the neighborhoods.
And again, the local liberal media reacted angrily to the upcoming protest:
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But the protest was another big success! This time over 110 people came to protest. Nearly a quarter of them were Christians, the rest Orthodox Jews. The local Bible Baptist Church sent its pastor and many others to take part. A lot of people – including public officials – got the message! (Again, about 15 LGBT counter-protesters tried to intimidate them, but weren’t effective at all.)
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ALT TEXTThe answer to "gay pride."
ALT TEXTSometimes a very direct message is needed!

3. Protesting outside a fundraiser for pro-LGBT “Orthodox” Jewish politicians

This was a much smaller protest with only one person physically participating. But many others in the Orthodox community were extremely outraged and worked in the background.
On July 24, a local Jewish businessman in Lakewood put on a political fundraiser at a private home there. The event was to raise money for Illinois State Representative Yehiel Mark Kalish. The special guest was New Jersey Assemblyman Schaer, who represents an area north of Lakewood.
Both politicians are Democrats. But it’s far worse than that.
Illinois Rep. Kalish is an ordained Orthodox rabbi who strongly supports legalized abortion and “the rights of the LGBT community” including “marriage equality.” 
New Jersey Assemblyman Schaer is the first Orthodox Jew elected to the New Jersey Legislature. In 2017 he was endorsed by the statewide LGBT group Garden State Equality as an “LGBT-friendly candidate.” 
Here’s the poster that was circulated around Lakewood advertising the fundraiser:
The flyer advertising the "orthodox" fundraiser.
How does this happen? Even among Orthodox Jews there are those who will sell out their faith for a little power. It’s particularly infuriating because it puts dishonor on everyone else.
To hold such an offensive fundraising event in a serious Orthodox Jewish community seemed more than a coincidence. It almost seemed purposeful. A statement had to be made. So with the blessing of Rabbi Levin, one of the group went and held a sign in front of the house during the event.
ALT TEXT"These politicians are not representing us or our values. They're only representing the donations they can get."
People got the message!

Final thoughts

Orthodox Jews believe that it’s important to fight back against immoral attacks on one’s community, even if the odds are stacked against you. They also believe that one must not shy away from telling the truth. We absolutely agree. And from what we’ve seen, that attitude and approach always brings positive results in some way, despite what you are up against.
You’ll be seeing more from New Jersey MassResistance!
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This is the kind of action we need to see in ALL FIFTY STATES!

Do not sit back passively and allow this destructive perversion to overrun your communities and your states.

Join us!

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Update On My Health: The Love of the Father Produces Divine Health



It's been about two months since my stroke, transient ischemic attack, and the attending health issues which had accompanied this crazy spell.

The most frustrating aspect of it all occured two days after I had the stroke. I thought that the medical issues, the medicine issues, had all been taken care of. Then, Sunday morning, 12:30am to be precise, I felt numbness along the left side of my body as well as urinary pain.

I went to the nearest emergency room, where I waited for five hours before a bed was finally freed up for me. Then I received a new medication, then I was shipped back to Kaiser a second time. I was really unhappy. I just didn't want to have doctors shooting in the dark giving me another medication, trying this one or that one in their best efforts to get my blood pressure under control.

UGH!

Thankfully, from June 10, 2019 onward, my health steadily improved.

I had already changed my diet drastically after the May 30th physical, that physical in which my doctor announced: "I have never seen blood pressure numbers that high!" And the numbers only got higher after thirty minutes.

No more diet soda. No more soda at all. That was easy to do, especially because within one day, the tension headaches which I feared the most--never happened. I had a slight headache in the morning on May 31st, but after that, there as no long-term pain, no caffeine withdrawals. That was a miracle in itself.

Then I began changing my eating habits. I had to really think about what it would mean for me to see my weight decrease. At the May 30th physical, I weighed 232 lbs. The textbook weight for someone my size, 6 feet 3 inches, is 200 pounds.

From that day forward, I resolved to make my meals as much as I could. My doctor also told me that consistent weight lost depended more on counting calories, and not just on exercise. That's a mistake which seems to catch a lot of people off guard. No matter how much exercise someone works into one's daily life, nothing facilitates weight loss like taking in fewer calories per day.

The fact is that I was eating too much, in that I did not need to eat as much as I was eating, From there, I just stayed away from fast food for good. One time, when I was really hunger, did I eat out, but even then I spread out the meal over three different meal periods.

When it comes to ensure weight loss, I just resolved to eat less.

Something deeper has taken place in my life, and thank Christ Jesus, for the deeper revelation of His love for me. That's what it really comes down to. It's not enough to change the outside. We need to let God change us on the inside.

This verse came up a number of times when I was pondering how I was going to get back into trimmer weight:

"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him." (1 John 2:15)



Followed by:

"For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world." (1 John 2:16)

"Lust of the flesh" includes excessive drinking, eating, or any other perverse pursuit of pleasure.

I was eating food that tasted good, even when I was not hungry. I was drinking an excessive amount of diet soda, when there as no need for doing so.

What is the antidote to excessive eating, drinking, etc.? You need to let the love of the Father in? His love more than suffices. The more that I realized how much God as Father loved me, the less desire there was to eat sweets.

Pastor Prince offered a wonderful mini-sermon on dieting, too:


"Honor hunger" -- what a concept!

I had pretty much lost touch with what it means to feel hungry. Most people just eat because it's "Time to Eat." How about getting out of this mundane habit. Instead, let's eat because we are hungry.

"Honor feeling full." Another great concept. What does it feel like to know that you have eaten enough, and therefore don't have to eat anymore? Basic ideas, but worth getting in touch with.

These are the divine principles that have helped me to lose weight steadily, in a healthy fashion.

I weighed 232 lbs. on May 30th, the day of my physical. Today, I weight 209 lbs!

There are shorts and pants that I am wearing now that I could not wear for ten years. I have a suit, full jacket and slacks, that I was not able to wear for 15 years, but I am not able to wear. This is a great feeling!

As for my blood pressure, the numbers began to get steadily lower from June 10th, onward. The medications assigned to me were much more effective. One of the pills, Amlopadine, has a slow onset but lasts throughout the day. My BP numbers began to go down steadily. The other medication I take, Lizonpril and HCTZ, is a combination of two medications. Finally, the doctors working as a team were able to establish a solid medicine program.

I was also losing weight, and that helps lower blood pressure numbers, too. At one point, about a week after getting a solid, stable medicine regimen, I began feeling faint in the head from time to time. I would see white spots, and sometimes darker spots. On a Thursday, I tried to give blood at the local Red Cross in Torrance, and when they read my blood pressure, it came up 96/60!

That is really low! For someone my size, that's a little too low! The nurses on site suggested that I not give blood at this time, and I am glad they did. I ended up walking home that day, and I was so tired, to light-headed, I ended up resting the rest of the day.

Now that I was losing weight, now that I was taking meds, I faced the risk of having too low blood pressure! This was an going problem or me when I started exercising. I began jogging as well as walking, and after a rigorous one-hour routine, I would feel light-headed again!

This was too much. I contacted my doctor, and we arranged for me to have another appointment. When I met with him again, he was really impressed to see how much weight I was losing. He agreed that I should stop taking the Amlodapine, but just hold onto the remaining pills just in case my blood pressure started increasing again.

From that point on, I have continued losing the extra fat, eating only when I am hungry, and avoiding processed foods. As of now, I have had a consistently solid, healthy BP in 110-115/70-75 range.

Very good! Some mornings, I wake up with a diastolic pressure in the low to mid 60s, which is also really good!

So, how's my health? I am resting more in the love of my Father for me, and He has produced in me divine health. I no longer have a desire to run off and eat sweets. I have less and less of a taste for sugary foods. I have been eating more fruits and vegetables, and I have really acquired a taste for these and other natural foods, too.

I cannot tell you how many times I had struggled with my weight. I began praying to God for wisdom on how to deal with the extra weight on me for a long time. Finally, I submitted, willing to accept that I had to change what I was thinking, what I was believing. Now that I am lighter than I used to be, I enjoy running and walking more than I had before. The incentive of feeling lighter, fitting in more of clothes, outweighs whatever pleasure I got from eating sugary goods.

It feels so good to finally have lower weight across the board! It's even better to have a mind and heart that are transformed, so that the cravings internally are gone. It's no find to rely on your own strength. It's better to receive and keep receiving God's grace. Once the inside changes, then the outside can change without much effort.

I feel stronger and healthier now than I did when I was 28 years old. I weigh less now than I did in college, even in high school, since I was 6 feet 3 inches when I graduated my senior year, but I never weighed less than 220 lbs.

My health is doing well, but this health depended on a more important soul prosperity, which has been rolling in stronger than ever!



"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." (3 John 2)