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Right now I am dealing with life one day at a time.  Trying to figure it out.  Trying to figure out how I go forward, how we go forward.  Talking to God takes quite a bit of effort.  Listening to God is even harder.  Kevin and I are separated not by choice but due to life’s circumstances.  Sickness, unemployment, problems with finances, and eviction.  I never thought this would happen to me.  I now know hard times can fall on anyone.  I so thought life would be different from this.  I know God is *there* but He seems distant.  I know God is watching over us and guiding us.  Even though I know this I doubt.  I ask “How can this be?” “I am going through this crap and He’s letting me go through very hard times.”  Yet I have this feeling that God is in charge and things will be better.  Eventually.  But impatiently I wonder when.  And hope it happens sooner than later.  To help me get through this time I have been praying, reading, and talking to family and friends.  God Bless.

 

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Is this climb up the mountain ever going to end?  I feel like as time goes by life just gets tougher.  Those who have been following this blog for a while know that my health issues have worsened over the past five years.  Then you add onto that financial, car, and apartment issues. Even though at the present time I feel like I’m climbing up Mt. Everest I can feel God’s presence, Him saying “Be patient. Trust me. Things will be better soon.”  I have definitely been relying on my faith to help me get through this.  God is good. God is love. God is there for us to lean on.

Due to my dealing with some major issues I have for the most part been absent from the blogosphere.  Hopefully things will be resolved soon and I will be back to blogging regularly.  God Bless.

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Between my being a bit busy with helping with faith formation and my pain issues I haven’t posted for a while.  Monday and Tuesday faith formation sessions had their last classes for the year.  Plus, the church is getting ready for the white elephant sale and spring-a-rama so there was a lot going on those two days.

I celebrated my birthday on Thursday.  My sister flew in from Texas and we are at our parents place now, and our other sister is coming up later today so I am having a wonderful time.

Thursday May 1 was also the feast day of St. Joseph The Worker and International Workers Day.  Those two celebrations go hand-in-hand.  I wonder if it was more than a coincidence that International Workers Day was chosen to be on May 1.

Pope Francis tweeted a message for those in political positions who can enact legislation which would affect employment, bringing more jobs for the unemployed.

“I ask everyone with political responsibility to remember two things: human dignity and the common good”.

 During a meeting with Italian steelworkers the Pope again echoed the utmost importance of employment saying, “to reaffirm that employment is an essential reality for society, for families and for individuals. Work, in fact, directly regards the person, his/her life, freedom and happiness.”

Pope Francis continued:

“The primary value of employment is the good of the human person,” he said, because it “realizes a person,” intellectually by making demands on his or her attitudes and creative and manual abilities. Employment, then, should not be considered simply as a means for obtaining profit, but above all a purpose that affects man and his dignity. And if there is no work, this dignity is wounded!”

He said: “Anyone who is unemployed or underemployed risks, in fact, being placed on the margins of society, becoming a victim of social exclusion. Many times it happens that people out of work – I think especially of the many unemployed young people today- slip into chronic discouragement or worse, apathy.”

From Catholic Online:

Since Joseph does not appear in Jesus’ public life, at his death, or resurrection, many historians believe Joseph probably had died before Jesus entered public ministry.

Joseph is the patron of the dying because, assuming he died before Jesus’ public life, he died with Jesus and Mary close to him, the way we all would like to leave this earth.

Joseph is also patron of the universal Church, fathers, carpenters, and social justice.

We celebrate two feast days for Joseph: March 19 for Joseph the Husband of Mary and May 1 for Joseph the Worker.

Joseph was foster father to Jesus. There are many children separated from families and parents who need foster parents. Please consider contacting your local Catholic Charities or Division of Family Services about becoming a foster parent.

 

Here is historical background on what spurred the creation of International Workers Day — http://www.iww.org/history/library/misc/origins_of_mayday

There were protests around the globe in honor of International Workers Day.  You can look here to see which countries held protests.

 

 

 

 

 

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Our national debt has reached $16.4 Trillion. I came across this video while surfing the net. I’m pretty sure that this was shown on TV back in 2011. Since there will be another debt ceiling showdown between the Democrats and Republicans soon I figured that it would be an appropriate time to post this video, which has a great explanation on the federal debt crisis in the U.S.

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I found this information via Catholic Bandita.

Things are heating up in Michigan. Democrats threatened violence in response to Right-to-Work legislation, viaHotAir, and violence is indeed what we’re seeing. Watch as conservative activist Steven Crowder asks union thugs not to tear down the Americans for Prosperity Tent. The response to Crowder is violent, including a brutal sucker punch as he enters the AFP tent, near the end of the video.

H/T Catholic Bandita 

 

 

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Mitt Romney believes being successful is a good thing while President Obama consistently demonizes the successful while thinking that the successful didn’t make it on their own – for some reason trying to downplay or diminish their success. Please vote for a person who believes in both America and the American people, a person who believes it is a good thing to be successful. Vote for Mitt Romney!

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Nearly 75% of Obamacare costs will fall on people earning $120,000 or less per year.

Democrats lied to the American people when they claimed that the mandated payment for refusal to purchase health insurance wasn’t a tax. Then, the administration argued that it was a tax before the Supreme Court. Now, they’re denying that it is a tax after Chief Justice Roberts declared the penalty payment to be a tax.

From Gateway Pundit: 

A Fraud Has Been Perpetrated On the American Citizenry

Democrats told us Obamacare was not a tax. Then they went before the Supreme Court and argued that it was a tax. Now they’re saying it’s not a tax again.
The American Spectator reported:

Critics of the majority’s decision will say for the foreseeable future that Chief Justice Roberts rewrote Obamacare to save it. Michael Carvin, who argued against Obamacare before the Supreme Court, noted dryly, “I’m glad he rewrote the statute instead of the Constitution.”

Carvin’s summary of the Supreme Court’s ruling was on target: “What the Obama Administration… thought they were doing was completely unconstitutional; what they lied to the American people about was constitutional.… Unfortunately they got away with that bait-and-switch. A fraud has been perpetrated on the American citizenry.”

In oral arguments before the Supreme Court, the administration’s attorneys argued — as they knew they had to — that the mandate was constitutional as a tax. This despite the fact that Democrats passed Obamacare by stating specifically and repeatedly that the mandate was not a tax, including a testy response by President Obama himself to unusually challenging questioning by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in 2009.

As recently as a few months ago, President Obama’s budget director said in a Congressional hearing that the mandate is not a tax, with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius saying “it operates as a tax, but it is not per se a tax.”

If the bill had been marketed to members of Congress and the public as a tax, it is unlikely that even the Cornhusker Kickback and the Louisiana Purchase would have been enough to pass the law, despite the large Democrat congressional majorities at the time. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that “if it had been seen as a tax, they wouldn’t have gotten ten votes, much less sixty.”

As for those Democrats in Congress who have argued, and may continue to argue, that the Obamacare mandate is not a tax, Graham said “they either don’t know what they’re doing, or they lied to us. So this is a huge issue in the fall.” Graham called for every Congressional Republican who is up for election to ask their Democratic opponents whether they support this tax increase; given that Democrats have little choice but to support Obamacare, this is the political equivalent of asking someone if he has stopped beating his wife yet, and a solid political tactic.

Nearly 75% of ObamaTax costs will fall on the backs of those Americans making less than $120,000 a year.

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In the past I have written links posts called Links… Blog and Article Highlights and Midweek Links and Thoughts… but in thinking over the last couple months I have decided to change the name and fiddle with the format a bit, with the possibility of doing more postings but having less links within my new Links, Bits, and Pieces posts.  I’m even debating on rotating between logos.  My hubby suggested that I stick with one logo but I am a person that likes some variation from time-to-time so this new posting will be a work in progress.  Any and all suggestions are welcome.

 

 

Is Obama’s war on coal going to hit your pocketbooks and/or wallets?

From Phil Kerpen: 

Obama’s War on Coal has already taken a remarkable toll on coal-fired power plants in America.

Last week the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported a shocking drop in power sector coal consumption in the first quarter of 2012. Coal-fired power plants are now generating just 36 percent of U.S. electricity, versus 44.6 percent just one year ago.

It’s the result of an unprecedented regulatory assault on coal that will leave us all much poorer.

Last week PJM Interconnection, the company that operates the electric grid for 13 states (Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia) held its 2015 capacity auction. These are the first real, market prices that take Obama’s most recent anti-coal regulations into account, and they prove that he is keeping his 2008 campaign promise to make electricity prices “necessarily skyrocket.”

The market-clearing price for new 2015 capacity – almost all natural gas – was $136 per megawatt. That’s eight times higher than the price for 2012, which was just $16 per megawatt. In the mid-Atlantic area covering New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and DC the new price is $167 per megawatt. For the northern Ohio territory served by FirstEnergy, the price is a shocking $357 per megawatt.

Why the massive price increases? Andy Ott from PJM stated the obvious: “Capacity prices were higher than last year’s because of retirements of existing coal-fired generation resulting largely from environmental regulations which go into effect in 2015.” Northern Ohio is suffering from more forced coal-plant retirements than the rest of the region, hence the even higher price.  More here

It looks like the coal numbers aren’t really the coal numbers, but may in fact a mirage coerced by the Obama administration upon the coal industry.  Nothing like fake numbers to prop up what is a failing economy to make it look good.  As many as 200, ooo blue-collar jobs may be threatened by the Obama EPA’s newest rule which strangles the economy.

In obscure, blue-collar towns across Appalachia — places that most Americans have never seen — generations of coal miners have toiled away at back-breaking labor to power American homes and industry. Now, as many as 200,000 of them who dig, process, transport and burn America’s most abundant fuel are threatened by EPA’s latest coal rule.
It imposes a standard for emissions that is all but impossible for many plants to meet. It requires coal-fired plants to release no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour. More here
Religious leaders from different faiths – Mormons, Catholics, Jews, Baptists, Orthodox Christians and others – gathered on May 24 to organize a response to the looming threat against citizens religious liberty.
If you want to learn more about liberty and Measure 2 in North Dakota, and how the citizens of North Dakota could be a freer people if they weren’t so uninformed please go over and take a look at Sentry Journal.
Silverfiddle @ Western Hero has a great post called A Government Inquisition.
Bunkerville has a good post called EPA celebrates ‘Crushing’ of One Million Working Refrigerators.  Statists sure do have a problem with old things  and old people.
Lisa @ Catholic Bandita has a good post pointing out how Cardinal Dolan is under attack  a la Saul Alinsky’s, Rules for Radicals, exposes the tactics waged by the Left, and also a good defense of Cardinal Dolan and the Church.  The question is, will Cardinal Dolan wake up to what the Democratic *is* today instead of reminiscing on what the Party used to be and stop living in that past?  He seems to be more lenient with the Democrats than the Republicans. The Democratic Party is no longer the Party for the people.  It is run by mob rule today.
For the ladies – SR from To Have Her Heart gives us The History of the Mop.  She has also has a great post called the Seven Daily Habits #1 to help us in growing closer to Jesus.
Last but not least Loopyloo has posted a fantastic post called Homosexuality and Abortion: Sins Against God and Jesus.

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