Sunday Faith Blog

mount-ararat“I have greatly desired to visit this beloved land, your country, the first to embraced the Christian faith.  It is a grace for me to find myself here on these heights where, beneath the gaze of Mount Ararat, the very silence seems to speak.  Here the Khachkars (special crosses) recount a singular history bound up with genuine faith and immense suffering, a history replete with magnificent testimonies to the Gospel, to which you are the heirs.  I have come as a pilgrim from Rome to be with you and to express my heartfelt affections of your brothers and the fraternal embrace of the whole Catholic Church which esteems you and is close to you.”     Pope France on his recent visit to Armenia.

It’s interesting and important to recognize the place Armenians have taken in Christian faith;  the place where Noah’s ark landed (officially Turkey now but that land was Armenia for generations, until modern demarcation),  the first nation to embrace Christianity as its religion,  and one of the victims of the brutality of Islam, which slaughtered 1.5 million Christian Armenians in the very early 20th century, some of whom were my relatives.

While I’m not a particular fan of this Pope, I am proud of his very concise and touching overview and am happy to share the history here.  Thaddeus and Bartholomew, the Apostles who went to Armenia, are discussed HERE.  On Bartholomew.

“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—  John 1:12

And that’s my little history lesson for today!

Believe in His name.  Happy Sunday!



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The Good Husband…

Jack wakes up with a huge hangover after attending his company’s party.

Jack is not normally a drinker, but the drinks didn’t taste at all like alcohol.

He didn’t even remember how he got home from the party.

As bad as he was feeling, he wondered if he did something wrong.

Jack had to force himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he sees is a couple of aspirins next to a glass of water on the side table.

And, next to them, a single red rose!!!

Jack sits up and sees his clothing in front of him, all clean and pressed.

He looks around the room and sees that it is in perfect order, spotlessly clean.

So is the rest of the house. He takes the aspirins, cringes when he sees a huge black eye staring back at him in the bathroom mirror. Then he notices a note hanging on the corner of the  mirror written in red with little hearts on it and a kiss mark from his wife in lipstick: ‘Honey, breakfast is on the stove, I left early to get groceries to make you

your favorite dinner tonight. I love you, darling!

Love, Jillian’

He stumbles to the kitchen and sure enough, there is  a hot breakfast, steaming hot coffee and the morning newspaper.

His 16 year old son is also at the table, eating.

Jack asks, ‘Son, what happened last night?’

‘Well, you came home after 3 A.M. drunk and out of your mind. You fell over the coffee table and broke it, and then you puked in the hallway, and got that black eye when you ran into the door’.

Confused, he asked his son, ‘So, why is  everything in such perfect order and so clean.

I have a rose, and breakfast is on the table waiting for me???’

His son replies, ‘Oh THAT… Mom dragged you to the bedroom, and when she tried to take your pants off, you screamed, ‘Leave me alone, I’m married!!’

?????????????????????????  Broken Coffee Table $239.99

?????????????????????????  Hot Breakfast $4.20

?????????????????????????  Two Aspirins $.38

?????????????????????????  Saying the right thing, at the right time;


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Patriotism or Self Enrichment?

THIS is the kind of thing that’s going to bring us down.  I know we’ve had spies for years, but how can we survive such vital secrets getting out?   This man clearly puts himself before his country’s safety.

TSA workers….think they’re all loyal to America and can’t be paid off?  This is why El Al in Israel does so well…they’re all patriotic Israelis, they have the guts to truly vet the employees, not just hire because bodies are needed. How’s a country stay safe?

Voter fraud….that’s probably happened since voting began in America and all other countries (unless it can’t happen there, as it can’t happen in Germany because of their methodology).   Who doesn’t think there’ll be some fraud during this election?   I’ve personally seen voter fraud and I’ve personally heard about it from first-hand observers. How does a country stay a democracy?

How does a country get back love and appreciation and protection from its people?




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Tell me about it;  I only saw a bit of it.  What did you think?  Who won?  Why?  How?

And did YOU SEE THIS?  Fascinating…. But no bias, RIGHT?



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Who kills people? And did you see JEOPARDY last night!??

THIS made me laugh out loud!!  IS SHE KIDDING??   Anybody want to mention BENGHAZI DEATHS, or those listed here?:

Seth Conrad Rich 27 (7/19/16) Shot in back –
John Ashe 61 (6/22/16) Barbell across neck –
Victor Thorn 54 (8/1/16) Gunshot –
•Shawn Lucas 38 (8/4/16) Unknown (POSSIBLE natural per the MSM)
• And that’s not including Justice Scalia.(there is rumor Scalia did not die of natural causes; you know that).

Of course there are many, many other deaths surrounding the Clinton Machine…58 at last count, but….”no story here, folks,” right?

BY THE WAY:   ONE THING THIS WHOLE CAMPAIGN NIGHTMARE HAS SHOWN ME IS HOW VERY VERY WELL THE LEFT CAN OBFUSCATE EVEN THE SUGGESTION THAT THEIR SIDE IS WRONG;   Yes, my blog is pretty much dedicated to exposing media bias and I’m well up on it, but we’ve reached new lows.  Put on CNN any time of day and you will only see VERY negative Trump stories …..and if anybody dares bring up anything (like Bill Clinton’s past …”wait, why does Melania have to be slammed for her early modeling days but Bill’s past shouldn’t count??”…., or the rigging of, or illegal, voting ….there have been stories for YEARS on illegals and dead people voting but CNN denies it!!etc)….CNN will just SHOOT THEM DOWN….with highly smug, nasty smiles…..”STORY DEAD.  STOP TALKING.  WE KNOW BETTER” says CNN.

GeeeZ;  Donna Brazile gets accused of having questions and passing them on to Hillary, but she denies it, so “OK!”   James O’Keefe’s come out with videos showing that the DNC hired mentally ill people to provoke fights at Trump events…but Brazile says “O’Keefe’s a felon” so, “OK!  NO STORY!”  The Leftwingers even say “I’m heartened that this ‘low life’ was fired as soon as this was known!”  Gosh, the DNC people are SO good, aren’t they? They might have hired these people, but they fired them right away, so “OK! NO STORY HERE!”  It’s AMAZING

For CNN folks to so smugly suggest nobody’s ever talked about illegal voting, or ballots suddenly turning up, etc., etc., showed me THEY ARE ON A MISSION and it’s KILL THOSE WHO DON’T AGREE WITH US (No wonder it’s nicknamed the Clinton News Network)

P.S.  Anybody see how even JEOPARDY is now plugging for the Left?:    
Answer:  What Jr Senator of Florida said “You know who has great ideas? Hillary Clinton!”

Question:  Who is MARCO RUBIO?

My head spun.


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Mike Pence


Do you think Mike Pence could win now if Trump was thrown off the ticket?
And could that happen legally?

Just curious about what you guys think.    If not Pence, who do you think could step in and beat Hillary?


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Sunday Faith Blog

People say “Why is God turning His back on us?”

He didn’t.  We turned our backs on Him and this is what a world without Him looks like.

I received that in an email the other day and had to post it here because I so believe this is what’s happening.   Yet, I was at a Bible Study retreat yesterday, amid gorgeous trees, a very old mansion, a lovely chapel, sun shining, azaleas blooming, wonderful food, amazing friends, fabulous talk, other fun events, and we knew God was there with us.  No doubt about it.

And God is mocked so much in America….who would have thought we could survive without that which made our people and our country honest and good?


“Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments;”  Deuteronomy 7:9

Not much more I could add to that.  But you are more than welcome to.  There are many verses about our faithfulness to God, please tell us one you like.

Happy Sunday!


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Breaking for Saturday


We need a LAUGH.    Slay us!  COME ON…think of a joke you love and type it up for us!

OR:  Are you reading a book you recommend?

OR:  Have you listened to some great music you can recommend to us?

OR:  Have you cooked a great dish recently?  Tell us how!



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Can anybody stop Hillary anymore?

There are scandals coming out of the Wikileaks that no normal candidate would have survived, at least no candidate who didn’t have the media in her back pocket.


Every time a really terrible bunch of emails comes out, Trump gets nailed with another sexual accusation.   And this will continue.   Sadly, Trump hasn’t the discipline to stop the whole thing by saying “I didn’t do that…(Or I did and I’m sorry, I’m not that same man anymore)….let’s MOVE ON and talk about this country.”  I believe that would have worked, though we all know how hard the leftwing media would be on him, accusing him of ‘ignoring the accusations, changing the subject, etc.’  I fully expect to hear in the media about some guy who says he had sex with Trump a year ago.  Except that might get leftwing voters voting FOR Trump!

I strongly believe that Trump could have won this race easily if he’d shown some discipline, spoke more kindly, less insults, spoke positively and hopefully, saying what he wanted to do to fix our great country.

When he loses, and he will, I never want to hear his name again.   I do know that Hillary Clinton’s inauguration will be the first I haven’t watched…or second, I’m not sure I watched Obama’s, either.  Pretty sure I didn’t…..I was too filled with awe at how bad things would get.  And I was right.  I will be right this coming inauguration, too.

How do you guys feel?    STILL think Trump can win this?   Do you think another primary candidate could have beaten Hillary?


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Left Coast Chuck; A Tribute I think you’ll want to read

A Tribute…

….republished today to remind us how some of our blogging friends today are special to us and how important good memories are:

Front Page Magazine is where I started getting interested in politics while living in Paris, France. The internet was a great way to stay in touch with America and internet politics most captured my attention. Politics hadn’t really interested me before, I’d always figured we had a great country and would always have a great country. Today, I know we have a great country…….to save.

9/11 happened while I lived in Paris. Over night, I went from pleasantly coasting through Politics 101 to a crash course (you should pardon the expression) in Advanced Politics with a double major in Islamofascism.  9/11 drew me with more interest to FPM and to where I met a lot of great people. This is how I got to know a fellow with the screen name of Left Coast Chuck.

Chuck was a mild mannered gentleman who told me how much he liked my comments and often responded to them, as I did to his. He was a staunch conservative, free market, America-loving, wonderfully sweet man of faith; nothing worn on his sleeve, but you felt it. He had values which echoed those of our forefathers; he was a flag waving, gun totin’ patriot. He and I had a nice cozy situation with another great conservative commenter, Lorena Meadows. The three of us hit it off and posted to each other a lot.

Then, one day, Lorena wrote me asking if I’d seen any postings from Chuck and I told her I hadn’t. I reminded her that, months before, he’d said he was very ill. She reminded me then that he’d come back recently, after a week off, saying he’d been taken ill again. So, we worried. But, there was a country to save and there are probably 15 posters (Imp being one of them) I enjoyed and bantered with on a regular basis. Life went on at FPM, but I would occasionally scan the screen names for Left Coast Chuck and wouldn’t see him.

One day, I got this post from the screen name “Left Coast kid”.

“To ZinLA and Lorena Meadows, Left Coast Chuck was my dad, and as you know he has been ill recently. My dad had asked me to tell you if anything were to happen to him, and unfortunately I have to tell you that he has passed away, on Nov. 4. unexpectedly. We were told that he would have up to 2 years left so we were not prepared for this. Forgive me for waiting to notify you, but things have been very difficult with dealing with this through his birthday NOV. 19 and the holidays. He considered you his friends and admired you, and I would like to thank you for all your kindness, and prayers, and friendship you showed him. It meant more than you know! He was a great man, my hero, and I miss him more than words can say. Thank you again, Jamie”

I have an FPM file I’ve kept over the years of kind, crazy, or otherwise meaningful comments I’ve had written to me. There are only about twenty, but they’re important to me. This one certainly is.

We’d never met, never spoken on the telephone, but Chuck couldn’t leave without Lorena and me knowing that he’d not be coming back. A man who was a stranger for all intents and purposes wanted to thank us for our friendship. This man with such great values and such kindness imposed it upon his child to tell his closest pals at FPM he was gone and wouldn’t be coming back. He didn’t want us to worry.

I was very fond of Left Coast Chuck. I’ll never forget him. It’s fine to write about politics, get upset about what’s going on, hate the Left, call Islam for what it is, complain, whine and rant and rave; this is fun and keeps the heart pumping, but it didn’t work for Chuck. And no comment I get (save for some of the many I got when Mr. Z died) will top his kid Jamie’s. Not because he told us his dad had died, but that his dad had wanted him to tell us goodbye and thanks. He wanted us to know why we wouldn’t hear from him again.

I still think of Left Coast Chuck, and I remind myself that it’s men like him who made this country great and it’s men like him for whom we have to save it. Get busy. For my friend, Mr. Left Coast Chuck.  (end of 2008 tribute.)

Z TODAY:  So, that was posted because I’d thought of doing so, and because my dear commenter/buddy Bob suggested this yesterday:  “I hope the week and month pass by with just good memories for you. In the end that’s all we really have of one another.”

Bob wrote this because I’d mentioned some personal things about Mr. Z in my comments section yesterday, but it was how good memories are all we really have of one another which struck me as so important and so wise.   Left Coast Chuck’s memory, though I never met him, and never spoke to him, will never leave me…nor will his kindness in telling his son not to let me have to keep wondering about him……..he was gone.

I just found the comment from “”Left Coast KID,” as Jamie called himself,  in my computer files and see it was dated 2005, so Chuck’s been gone 11 years!   I also saw a comment from Imp from about that time, so I’ve known him for about that long!


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