Sunday, August 31, 2014

RUSSIANS TROOPS FIGHTING IN UKRAINE, JUST ON VACATION?

RUSSIANS TROOPS FIGHTING IN UKRAINE,
JUST ON VACATION?
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QizeBm7BlB8
“Comrades, today I am taking my tank and going fishing in the Ukraine.
Both the tank and I have enough vacation time saved up!” by Richard
 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/28/us-ukraine-crisis-russia-soldiers-idUSKBN0GS0N120140828
"They Say: Among us are fighting serving soldiers, who would rather take their vacation not on a beach but with us, among brothers, who are fighting for their freedom," said Mr Zakharchenko in an interview posted on Vesti.ru, the website of a Russian state television station.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/angela-merkel/11060559/Serving-Russian-soldiers-on-leave-fighting-Ukrainian-troops-alongside-rebels-pro-Russian-separatist-leader-says.html


http://www.businessinsider.com/samantha-power-russia-ukraine-war-invasion-2014-8

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/08/28/russians-troops-fighting-in-ukraine-naw-just-on-vacation/

PRAY FOR PEACE!  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE15IDSkDeE
Both Russian and Ukraine both Governments are the cause of this escalating violence. It takes both sides to escalate it and just 1 bullet to start a War!
I blame both and ask that everyone; TO PRAY FOR PEACE!
Also, "War Is Not Healthy for Children & Other Living Things" for War is really Hell and War is Immoral. You can't pretty it up by ignoring the truth. Bombs kill men, women, children, animals and plants; lots of them!
Because of War, all of our lives would have been totally wasted because nothing certainly, would have ever been gained by our deaths.
We owe it to our sons and daughters and grandchildren, and their grandchildren, to leave the truth about War just the way it is.
So imagine this as you wait in your foxhole or trench line: the stench of overflowing latrines, of rotting bodies exposed to the air or buried in shallow graves, and of the living bodies (filthy, infected, bathed routinely in sweat) with no access to baths. Think of the smell of the men's unwashed feet add the odors of stagnant water and mud, gunpowder, rotting fabric, cigarette smoke, rancid food smells, and the stench of fear, and you have a clearer picture of what War is really like.
As we need to remind them all daily that “War Is Not Healthy For Children & Other Living Things”.
Just ask the current children of Iraq, Afghanistan and many parts of Africa and the World who know this much too well!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxrWz9XVvls
Posted by,
Richard…
PLEASE PRAY FOR PEACE!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

THREE MONTHS TODAY

Just as my tears seem to dry, for crying every hour will not bring you back again.
Emotionally I am now not so fragile, as I now know that GOD took you home to end your suffering and pain.
Yet, from Jesus I have received this inner peace, which seemed to slowly come.
As I am carried through each day, with the many good memories of you that will last for me, ever so long.
Good memories of you Joyce; are the reasons that you will never be gone…

**Written with Love for you Joyce by your Richard...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The ISIS.

The ISIS.
To be honest, I am not completely sure how Christians should respond to the group called ISIS, beyond that our efforts should be based in combating hate with love. For I am very far removed from the suffering Iraqi/Syrian Christians are facing and so I am not the one to offer a concrete solution. I just pray that God will support and strengthen the Christians of Iraq and Syria, that global Christian organizations may be able to find a way to aid our brothers and sisters, and that the warring nations may learn war no more! 

Violence is a cycle. Hatred begets hatred, violence begets violence, terrorism begets terrorism. Those who live by the sword will die by the sword. Any response to ISIS (or any conflict), for the sake of practicality, must be based in nonviolence. As Martin Luther King said:


“Men must see that force begets force, hate begets hate and toughness begets toughness. And it is all a descending spiral, ultimately ending in destruction for all and everybody. Somebody must have sense enough and morality enough to cut off the chain of hate and the chain of evil in the universe and you do that by Love.”

When trying to deal with ISIS, it should be remembered that violence is what probably created groups like ISIS in the first place. Violence comes in a never-ending cycle. One group commits violence against another because it feels it is justified, and the other returns that violence in self-defence. The cycle goes on and on forever in series of related conflicts.

The twentieth century was just one big example of the cycle of violence. The First World War caused the Second, which led to the Cold War, then proxy wars (Vietnam, Korea, etc.), the War on Terror, and so much more. It was Western occupation of the Middle East after WWI that started the ball rolling. The carving up of the Ottoman Empire created new nations not along their true religious, language or ethnic lines, overthrew others, and later the funding of violent fundamentalists and dictators to fight our enemies of the moment. All of that violence and exploitation has now come back with its latest incarnation; ISIS. For the same once happened in Latin America, there we were so scared about “Communists” that we aided dictatorships and they in turn their death squads.

As Christians, when it comes to dealing with ISIS, we have to ask the question, “What would Jesus do?” It’s a pretty corny statement to some but I like it and it is true. To be a Christian I believe it literally means to be a “Christ-follower”. Doing what Jesus would do is one of the most fundamental aspects of true Christianity.

Jesus’ knew very well what religious and ethnic persecution was like. Jesus’ was born into a community that had just experienced yet another failed attempt at independence and was again under the thumb of an empire. Jesus’ himself was executed as a part of that occupation, at the hands of the Roman military. It would have been very easy for Jesus to command his followers to violently revolt, but he didn’t. Instead, he left us a New Testament that continually mentions the values of peacemaking and loving your enemies, and those values continued on into much of the early church, though corrupted by some. As Christians, we have to remember Jesus’ and our Father GOD’s ethic of love. 

One final thought though if I may; I find it strange how when they first came out as ISIS, that this abbreviation also stands for an ancient Egyptian god. Like their day dreams of a Caliphate of Islam, they did not seem to think their name through either, now they call themselves ISIL or the Islamic State. Again as I said before, I just pray that God will support and strengthen the Christians of Iraq and Syria, that global Christian organizations may be able to find a way to aid our brothers and sisters, and that the warring nations may learn war no more! 

I pray in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit that the families affected by ISIS be given strength during this difficult time. Also, I place the ISIS group into your hands my LORD GOD to deal with as only you know how too; in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit I pray – Amen. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xwzItqYmII 
Richard…
I Pray that Jesus Christ show great mercy 2 all Ppl of the Mid East. Pray 4 ISIS 2 stop their psychotic blood spilling & follow Jesus Christ! Amen...

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I’LL NEVER MAKE IT TO GEORGIA

I’LL NEVER MAKE IT TO GEORGIA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o2fabldKL8
I’ll never make it to Georgia.
Maybe not even to Estevan.
For sure I’ll make it to that utopia.
Just as our Father GOD, took you up to His heaven.


My Love, I know my day will surely come.
When I, like all in this world is blown undone.
Though this deafening quiet, may now grasp my chest.
My Faith is strong, it has not defeated me.
With the help of JESUS, I will pry myself from its bony fingers free…


Though, I’ll never make it to Georgia.
Maybe not even to Estevan.
For sure I’ll make it to GOD’s utopia.
With the help of JESUS, I will one day see you again.


by Richard…
Waiting for you, Listening for you, Watching for you,
Wishing for you and one day in the future, when GOD decides
and through JESUS CHRIST. On that day Joyce, I shall be with
Him and again be near you…
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehdIfLVb5hA

Friday, August 15, 2014

THE STORY OF A CHEROKEE YOUTH’S RITE OF PASSAGE

THE STORY OF A CHEROKEE YOUTH’S RITE OF PASSAGE 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-_VBxCUF5o
Near his becoming a man, a Cherokee boy is taken by his father into the forest. His father then blindfolds the boy, sits him on a stump and he is then left alone.


By the orders of his father, the boy is required to sit on this stump through the whole night and not remove the blindfold!
Nor can this youth cry out for help to anyone…
Until he sees the rays of the morning sunshine, shine through his blindfold.


For once he survives the night; this boy has starting his own path as a Man.
Also, he cannot tell the other Cherokee boys of this experience,
because in turn each boy, must come into manhood on his own.


The boy is naturally terrified and throughout the night he can hear all kinds of noises.
Wild beasts must surely be all around him? Maybe even some human
might do him harm? The wind blew the grass and earth, and he imagined it even shook his stump that he sat on but still, he sat calm, unflinching, never removing the blindfold.
For he knew it would be the only way he could begin his path as a Man!
Finally, after a horrific night, the sun appeared and he removed his blindfold.


It was then that he discovered his father sitting on the stump next to him.
For his father had been there at watch, the entire night, protecting his son from all and any harm.


We, too, are never alone. Even when we will not acknowledge that we know it.
That GOD is always watching over us, sitting on the stump beside us.
When trouble comes, all that we have to do, is reach out to Him!


Moral of the story:
Just because you can't see GOD,
It doesn't mean that He is not there.
"For we should all walk our lives by FAITH, not by sight."


Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your GOD will be with you wherever you go.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSGn1oY8cKM

Posted for you by Richard…
Waiting for you, Listening for you, Watching for you, Wishing for you and one day in the future, when GOD decides and through JESUS CHRIST. On that day Joyce, I shall be with Him and again, be near you…

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

ROBIN WILLIAMS 1951-2014

ROBIN WILLIAMS 1951-2014 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGEg6hCgT_s
He made me laugh so hard that
at times I even cried & peed my pants.
Robin may GOD give strength to your

Family at this time. RIP Robin!

Monday, August 4, 2014

JUST EAST OF REVELSTOKE (Part Eight)

JUST EAST OF REVELSTOKE (Part Eight)
People talk a lot as if the most important thing in life is to always see things for what they really are, but everything we do, every plan we make, is kind of a lie. We close our eyes at times and pretend that the day won't ever come when we won't need to make any more plans. HOPE is the biggest lie there is, then again for all intent and purposes it is the best. As we have to keep HOPE going as if it all mattered, for without HOPE we wouldn't keep going at all.
I HOPE
I HOPE someday for me the sun will shine again,
And I shall see that the skies are still blue,
As I feel once more and do not live in pain,
Because of the loss of You.

I HOPE that the grass below my feet.
Will enhance the sunny hours of some future spring day.
And I shall find purple or white Lilac blooms smell sweet.
Though You have passed away.

I HOPE that the summer leaves will again shimmer bright.
Or see the beauty in crimson evening skies, if the weather is fair.
Even golden autumn harvested fields, another rich delight.
Although You are not there.

I HOPE someday I shall not continue to shrink in pain.
From the moment of your passing into the next year.
Or to hear you gripe; “It’s Too Early!” for Christmas songs, once again.
Although now You cannot hear.

I HOPE through GOD and time, many of life’s joys will renew.
There is one greatest joy, I shall not know.
To be again with my “Best Friend”, as my heart for loss of You,
It was broken, when You did go…

Everybody Hurts without HOPE, Just East Of Revelstoke;
Part 8 by Richard Abbenbroek…http://bayo-hunter.blogspot.ca/

Sunday, August 3, 2014

I PRAY FOR PEACE AND STOPPING OF ALL WAR!

THE ARMOUR OF GOD
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armour of GOD, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armour of GOD, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the SPIRIT, which is the word of GOD and pray in the SPIRIT on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the LORD’s people. Ephesians 6:10-18
**JESUS Help us fight evils plague and have us Stop using War to solve our problems. For one day War will get out of control and the blood of the many, many murdered will one day only mix with our own. All life is precious, People matter, to Kill is wrong. I believe that only GOD has the right to End Life and no one, currently has GOD’s sanction to Kill! Through you my LORD JESUS CHRIST, I Pray for Peace and Stopping of all War! Amen…
by Richard

Saturday, August 2, 2014

WORLD WAR 1 PROTECTION

WORLD WAR 1 PROTECTION AGAINST SHRAPNEL GAS AND MACHINE GUNS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsynSgeo_Uo
War really is a vast open air factory where the hours are long, unions are not permitted, safety conditions that are routinely flouted and people’s lives wasted for at times neither Good or Bad!
No more people have died on this planet then they would have died, if they were not killed in a War.
by Richard...

Friday, August 1, 2014

A GOD MOMENT:

A GOD MOMENT:
As I was sitting here, contemplating by writing this.
A friend of mine just came out of her daily Church Mass in Texas.
On her phone, it said Richard had called?
I had not called.
So she phoned me, just as I was writing and thinking the below.
Then we talked and we called this a GOD moment, as He through her,
just wanted me to know.
That He does Love me and it is not my time to go!
This was a real GOD moment.

SOME OF YOU DON’T EVEN CALL,
TO CHECK ON ME ANYWAY?
HOW DARE YOU NOT TRY…
MAYBE YOU COULD ASK YOURSELF,
WHY WOULD RICHARD WANT TO DIE?

"Yer Blues"
2,3
Yes I'm lonely wanna die
Yes I'm lonely wanna die
If I ain't dead already
Ooh girl you know the reason why

In the morning wanna die
In the evening wanna die
If I ain't dead already
Ooh girl you know the reason why

My mother was of the sky
My father was of the earth
But I am of the universe
And you know what it's worth
I'm lonely wanna die
If I ain't dead already
Ooh girl you know the reason why

The eagle picks my eye
The worm he licks my bone
I feel so suicidal
Just like Dylan's Mr. Jones
Lonely wanna die
If I ain't dead already
Ooh girl you know the reason why

Black cloud crossed my mind
Blue mist round my soul
Feel so suicidal
Even hate my rock 'n' roll
Wanna die yeah wanna die
If I ain't dead already
Ooh girl you know the reason why
ANOTHER MOMENT WITHOUT JOYCE,
ANOTHER MOMENT… AS I SIT & CRY…
**RICHARD,

“GOD SAYS!”, IT IS NOT TIME FOR YOU TO DIE.