Saturday, September 16, 2017


20 years ago one night I was choking and looking down at my eldest Granddaughter. I thought; keep this up and you will miss her and others not yet born. My eldest Granddaughter is 21 now and I have 2 other Grand Children & Grand Dog who know the me and not the photo album version.

Friday, September 15, 2017


Oh my name is Francis Tolliver, I come from Liverpool
Two years ago the war was waiting for me after school
From Belgium and to Flanders, Germany to here
I fought for King and country I love dear.

Twas Christmas in the trenches and the frost so bitter hung
The frozen fields of France where still no Christmas songs were sung
Our families back in England were toasting us that day
There brave and glorious lads so far away.

I was lying with my mess mates on the cold and rocky ground
When across the lines of battle came a most peculiar sound
Says I now, listen up me boys, each soldier strained to hear
As one young German voice sang out so clear.

He's singing bloody well you know, my partner says to me
Soon one by one each German voice joined in in harmony
The cannons rested silent and the gas cloud rolled no more
As Christmas brought us respite from the war.

As soon as they were finished and a reverent pause was spent
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen struck up some lads from Kent
The next thing sang was Stille Nach tis Silent Night says I
And in two tongues one song filled up that sky…

There's someone coming towards us now the front line sentry cried
All sights were fixed on one lone figure trudging from their side
His truce flag like a Christmas Star shone on the plane so bright
As he bravely trudged unarmed into the night.

Then one by one on either side, walked in to No Mans Land
With neither gun nor bayonet, we met there hand to hand
We shared some secret brandy and we wished each other well
And in a flare lit football game we gave them hell.
We traded chocolates, cigarettes and photographs from home
These sons and father far away from families of their own
Ton Sanders played the squeeze box and they had a violin
This curious and unlikely band of men.

Soon daylight stole upon us and France was France once more
With sad farewells, we each began to settle back to war
But the question haunted every heart that lived that wondrous night
Whose family have I fixed within my sights.

Twas Christmas in the trenches and the frost so bitter hung
The frozen fields of France were warmed, the songs of peace were sung
For the walls they'd kept between us, to exact the work of war
had been crumbled and were gone forever more.

Oh my name is Francis Tolliver, from Liverpool I dwell
Each Christmas comes since World War I have learned its lesson well
For the one who calls the shots won't be among the dead and lame
And on each end of the rifle we're the same!


In 1995, I started collecting these mostly German WW1 photos, others of mine and some on/off the internet. So to share them and for educational purposes I made these 3 slide shows of these rare photos; AT EACH END OF THE RIFLE, WE'RE THE SAME #1 #2 #3. To show that we are all, really part of the “Same Human Race” at the any end, of any rifle.
I hope that you find these interesting:

Oh what a lovely war! Christmas Truce:

Sainsbury's OFFICIAL Christmas 2014:

Info on the Christmas Truce of 1914 =

"Each Christmas comes since World War I have learned its lessons well.
For the one who calls the shots won't be among the dead and lame and on each end of the rifle we're all the same..."

The Duke of Cambridge

with Love from Sir Richard...

Thursday, September 14, 2017


Just imagine, it late at night and someone breaks into Richard's house. 
Richard has his new 9mm Beretta ready to go but it matters not, as the intruder can not turn any light switch on to see what the heck is making that deep breathing sound? 
Every now and then he also thinks he sees a rope flick in the darkness like an annoyed kitty would make but a kitty that big??
Kitties ears are in the back position, claws stretching out & in, muscles coiled powerfully taught as Kitty is very territorial and takes good care of his human Richard.
The home invasion person now knows what the moving rope and deep breathing is, as 1+1 = but to late! 

KITTY by Sir Richard...

Sunday, September 10, 2017


The Kids are now gone please come down Dear.
As there is no one no one around, just me and you
For I always liked to stare as you came down those stairs,
as the light from the landing shone through.
Amazing Grace
I bought this LP a long, long time ago.
Sgt. Mackenzie
For you my LOVE, so let us just waste some time you and I,
Flowers of the Forest
by just laying back here to relax, turn up the volume and listen before time wastes us.
The Bad Piper – Thunder Struck
Good Night my Lady Joyce and
Kenneth and Angus Mackenzie ~ Donald and Gordon's.
with Love
and with all that heaven will allow,
from your Sir Richard.

Saturday, September 9, 2017


People during a funeral of one that you love are like birds before the gathering of winter.

They fly all around you and at the same time they fill the air with multitudes of deafening, yet comforting singing sounds. Some appealing, some not, then suddenly something calls them all away.

The comfort of them being near you, is now all but gone. You feel alone and at the same time abandoned. Like the fields in winter that they flew over which now, have become silent, frozen and very, very cold, as you find yourself in your empty home alone.

With GOD, He is there but in your prayers that you made on your bent knees, with prayers that seem UN-heeded but still with Him, in Faith you’re never alone, though you feel at times so!

The person that you loved who has just passed, you look for everywhere, through many a look like this person in varying stages of their life and reels of memories of them are playing like TV commercials, 24/7 in your mind. Some good, some bad but you know that they are now in heaven somewhere, as you look desperately for them; the coffee waits in cups of conversation filled now for but just one.

The silence is almost to the point of aching within your being and though needed, really no number of hugs nice but to occasional or the holding and gentle strokes of care with another will bring your loved one back or make this ache of your heart and mind go away! NOT.

Not now at least, though being held does help you adjust, by stopping your drifting alone by yourself, on the new ice flow of your heart through a sea of despair and further into an ocean of the unknown.

So, for me, this is the hardest part of My Wife's Post Funeral. The hardest part is because you distinctively know, time will help you learn to deal with this and through your faith one day, GOD will also call you home…but not now, not now, not now. WITH NOTHING AND NO ONE AROUND, I AM BUT ALONE...

Richard Abbenbroek… (aka Sir Richard)
Thinking, breathing and dreaming of my Joyce…


Help me to feel Your presence.
My heart aches and I feel so abandoned and alone.
I miss a human touch, someone to take my hand or give me a hug.
I long for someone to tell me everything will be alright.
Please send your Comforter to me and take this loneliness away.
Help me instead of feeling empty, to feel full of the Love You have for me.
Help me to know in my heart and remember that according to Your Word;
I am never alone, because You are with me.
Your Love and Peace is within me, right now, in this moment.
That I feel it and I am not alone.

Friday, September 8, 2017


We walk together, yet alone we walk.
We live with each other, hear many voices; alone we talk.
For the glue that binds us are our births, the lives that we had lived, our deaths and through this; we are all, watched by GOD.
As we choose to eat this, consume that, be with her or be with him, Love them or Love them not.
Tonight, I'm thinking about where I'd rather be; and though I may have burned all my bridges.
Sunk all my ships and stranded myself, as I stand at the edge of the sea!
I think of my life’s many a family, many a friend, many child; which some of us have to our end.
For sure through it all, one by one, we really all die alone.
As the one thing that is for certain, is that we are all Loved by GOD; 
Even Past Then…
By, Richard Abbenbroek.

Thursday, September 7, 2017


The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place or ones home, that was usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet. Like a school hallway in the evening, an unlit office on a weekend, or a vacant fairgrounds. Basically, an emotional afterimage that makes it seem not just empty but hyper-empty, with a total population in the negative, who are so conspicuously absent they glow like neon signs.
Oh by the way, I never pushed anyone away. Except for two and as for the rest, they left me and so please just ask me about each person so I can tell you how they abandoned me.
By Sir Richard...



By Richard Abbenbroek…
On August 29th 2005 a Hurricane with a force 4 rating hit the US Gulf of Mexico coast. The eye of this Hurricane Katrina passed over Waveland Mississippi, a small bedroom community that is located to the west of Gulfport/Biloxi Mississippi.
29,000 homes were destroyed in some form and a total of 400,000 homes up and down that entire coast from Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana to Texas.
I watched in horror of the images on the TV and was shocked and moved to compassion for the poor people who were suffering.

At my Church (Centre Street Church) we are taught to “Love Thy Neighbour” and when I found out that we were sending a team with Samaritans Purse Canada, I jumped at this chance to Volunteer and help out.
These are few shortened passages of my journal entries of my experience:

November 19th, 2005.
I am at the airport and I miss my family already. Besides feeling excited and not knowing what I am to really expect I have my fear of flying to deal with in a few moments.
“Whew!” I survived another plane trip and our second connection was made easier to handle, thanks to the good humour of a Steward named Jennifer in the second Continental Airlines flight from Houston to Gulfport/Biloxi.
As soon as we arrived Samaritans Purse Canada gave us an orientation and then took us on a quick tour of the effected areas in Gulfport.

We passed through many National Guard and Police check points that we had to show our pass privileges to enter.
From the beach and back as far as 20 blocks all that you could see was a garbage pit of people’s lives.
I even saw a house that had floated in a 35 foot deep storm surge to finally rest itself onto railway tracks a mile away from its original location.

They say there are still deceased people who have not been recovered yet in the debris field!
Cell phone contact today is down again as the towers are still not working well. Most of them have been destroyed and landline use is limited.
CB radio traffic is for mostly the Military to use but we can use it when needed, if we follow the proper procedures.
I was up most of the night before and I miss my wife Joyce and family, and I am very tired. Lights out is at 11PM but I do not think that I will make it past 10PM.

November 20th, 2005.
Today we did our first of many “Mud Outs” of a home and how this name explains it all.
The house was in less than 30 feet of water in this area and the mud was up to 5 inches deep, everything was dirty, stinky and bad!
This was not the worst for the fridge had been without power and full of food since August 29th/05. Dripping out of this smelly box of gut wrenching smells is what we termed as fridge juice. The reason we wore spray paint masks and gloves (complete with surgical gloves underneath) was because of the very toxic, noxious smells and mould located everywhere.
We could see a TV that must have been floating in the water because it was no longer on its stand. Pots and pans, vacation trinkets, everything that was once someone’s possessions scattered about and it reminded me of home.

We removed everything from this house from ceiling to floor down to the studs. After which we sprayed bleach to arrest the mould from growing more. Once down to the studs then it would be re-inspected and more active mould removal could take place before new dry wall was added.
Everything that we took from the home except for tubs and toilets and sinks that was salvageable was put into a pile in front of the house by the street for the US Army Corps of Engineers to take away.
We did this every day all day from 8AM to 5PM when the sun gave us no more light, as the streetlights were all gone.
I cannot imagine doing this clean up in hot weather! As it is, I am being eaten alive by tiny bugs called “No See Ums”. These tiny pests live to lick off deep woods off and then, to add insult to injury, they bite you!

November 21st – December 3rd, 2005.
I have done a lot of research for this trip but nothing has prepared me for any of this!
The work is very hard and much harder then I am used to. I am fed well and I sort of sleep at times as the thoughts of the day sort of invade my thoughts before bed.
I finally was able to call home as the cell towers are starting to come back on line.
Only the strength of prayer has pulled me through all of this as I have seen a car with flowers on the windshield. The story about the car is that: I was on my lunch break and as I stood looking at the car wondering about the flowers, a local walked by and said; "If you all want the story about that car, well, a lady done lost her life in that car, a-huh”, hence the flowers.

One day I stood in an area that once held a Condo unit. I knew that I was working in a landfill and at times I could feel that I was also in a cemetery.

For some reason earlier that day I could feel that we were near dead people! I did not know how or why I knew, so I just got down on my knees and prayed for them.
Later that afternoon the Coroner came by and was ticked that we had moved part of the debris field to get into this home. It was then I knew that I was totally correct in my feeling of the dead being near by.
The Coroner informed us that in this location 10 people were still missing and what we were to look for and if any more rubble was moved we were to call the Coroner to be present. Note: “A body was found the next day in this location under the rubble behind the house that we were working on.”

So much devastation so much to do and I feel like a changed man after this experience. We worked on 70 homes in our 2-week tour of duty in Mississippi for our Lord. A drop in the bucket to be sure but Samaritans Purse plans to keep sending team after team to this area until not needed.
Martina McBride - Anyway

Richard Abbenbroek
Samaritans Purse Canada
Katrina Disaster Relief Team #5 - Group #3
Biloxi/Gulfport Mississippi USA
November 19th/05 - December 3rd/05…/remembering-hurricane-katrina-a-de……/guestwaveland.html…
WITHOUT JOYCE:…/just-east-of-revelstoke-pa…

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


After thoughtful analysis from Scripture, the answer would be a qualified NO! Divine forgiveness is always based on repentance and faith (Mark 1:14). Jesus made this clear, and said so more than once in Luke 13: “Unless you repent, you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3, 5).

Scripture teaches that if the sinner does not repent and ask for GOD’s forgiveness, he will not be forgiven but will eternally perish. God’s forgiveness is effectively given when the sinner admits that he has sinned and needs to be forgiven by GOD (Luke 18: 9–14). Some people might say that the statement made by JESUS CHRIST on the cross in Luke 23:34 (“Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”) contradicts this, but that verse cannot be used for the Nazis because those words, from their context, applied directly to those who crucified the LORD.

To apply it to the Nazis is to read into Luke 23 something that simply is not there. Most of the Nazis never repented before God for their crimes against the Jews. They never asked the LORD or the Chosen People to forgive them. Indeed, those Nazis who were brought to justice either denied that they had murdered Jews (Herman Goering) or justified it as simply “following orders” (Adolph Eichmann). So, because Nazi Germany refused to repent, GOD justly condemned them and brought utter destruction upon their country, using the Allied powers as His instrument of judgment in the process.

Many passages in the New Testament tell us to Love our enemies and to pray for those who persecute us (Matthew 5:47–48). These verses do not mean, however, that we are to overlook the wrong acts of others. The Love that is meant here is one that includes a righteous hatred for sin and evil. Until the surviving Nazis see the terrible harm they have caused and ask GOD to forgive and save them, they cannot be forgiven. We do not Love what they did, nor can we condone or excuse their atrocious acts against the Chosen People and the rest of humanity.

On the contrary, we must constantly remind the world of what they did to the Jewish people so that it will not happen again. Jesus said that GOD will “avenge” His “elect” (Israel and the Church) and mete out punishment on those who seek their harm: “shall not GOD avenge His own elect, which cry day and night unto Him… I tell you He will avenge them speedily” (Luke 18:7–8). The Nazis certainly fall under this category, if anybody does!

The eternal promises that God made to Abraham stand for all time. Among the unconditional blessings of the Abrahamic Covenant is the one that clearly says that GOD will curse anybody who seeks to harm, curse, or destroy the Jewish people. In this covenant, God said, “I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you” (Genesis 12:3).

This has been fulfilled throughout the course of history. Hitler’s Nazi Germany brought GOD’s eternal curse of Genesis 12:3 down upon itself, just like all the other nations, empires, and individuals before it that sought to destroy the nation of Israel. The Nazis are the latest of those who joined the graveyard of anti-Semitic nations when they tried to exterminate the Chosen People. If GOD were to grant forgiveness to the Nazis who have not repented, He would in effect be breaking His own promise to Abraham and the Jewish people.

The Bible teaches that there is no forgiveness for the reprobate, this includes Nazi Germany. The biblical doctrine of reprobation begs the question of what is a reprobate? A reprobate proves by his very actions that he is an enemy of GOD who will not change, no matter what GOD does. He remains hardened against GOD even at death. Human reprobates (like their spiritual counterparts, Satan and the fallen angels) cannot be forgiven by God because they have closed their hearts to Him.

The Pharaoh of the Exodus and Judas the Apostle are biblical examples of reprobates. We discover from these two individuals that there are two distinct features of being a reprobate: (1) a permanent hatred for the Jews and (2) an incorrigible unbelief and opposition toward CHRIST.

Obviously, the Nazis possessed these two traits. They proved by their resistant to change theirs was a reprobate rule. They rejected and sought to destroy the Jews, and so GOD justly rejected and destroyed them.

Some right of Attila the Hun Churches are fond of speaking about a GOD of Love, to the point that they exclude the God of judgment. They would say that GOD loved the Nazis and forgave them, and that the Jews and the rest of us Christians need to make peace with the past by forgiving Hitler and his followers. Even though this kind of non biblical thinking is symptomatic of the universal apostasy in some of the Church today. Some Churches are known for worshiping an attribute of God rather than worshiping GOD Himself. They especially do this with the attribute of His Love, to the exclusion of God’s wrath, holiness, and righteousness, which require GOD who is also Omnipresent, Omnipotent, and Omniscient that He punishes sin.

This Holy GOD raised up the Allied powers to mercilessly destroy Nazi Germany so that the Nazis could not prevail in their satanic quest of exterminating the Jewish people, which would have rendered the promises of GOD to the Jews null and void.

For those in the Church to tell the Jews they need to forgive the Nazis is hypocritical. Christians need to wake up and realize that the Church has also been responsible for the long historical mistreatment of the Chosen People. Jews who survived the Holocaust can tell you how the Nazis who sent them to the death camps and gas chambers claimed to be Christians and followers of JESUS CHRIST. When Christians tell them to “get over it” the Holocaust and forgive the Nazis, the Jews understandably interpret such advice as a belittlement of what they suffered and a denial of the grave reality of what happened to their people at the hands of these self-proclaimed “Christians.”

The churches of Europe did little or nothing to save the six million innocent Jews who were killed. Instead, they looked the other way, or worse, gave theological justification for Hitler and the Nazis. It is the Church, not the Jews, that needs to ask for forgiveness from both GOD and the Jewish people for its passivity and complicity in the Holocaust.
The Church needs to stand up and take responsibility for its part in the Holocaust and the historical abuse of the Jews. Until this is done, Jews will naturally view Christians with suspicion?

The same IMO also applies to Armenians, African Americans, First Nations etc. and “NO”, GOD does not forgive non-repentant Nazis sadly time is running out for that batch.
Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock …
Vengeance is mine saith the LORD!
My Opinion by,
Sir Richard.

Friday, August 25, 2017


1, Yes, all the jobs that went to China such as clothing & electronics. Are going 2 come back after paying workers there $1 per/hr? Yeah right!
2. WHY YOUR KIDS ARE BEING SENT AGAIN TO AFGHANISTAN TO FIGHT = At stake in US military efforts to stabilize Afghanistan: At least $3 trillion in natural resources.
2. TRUMP who will try to build his wall with tax payers money IMO will probably also, repaint the USN ships all white again. Then named the next Aircraft Carrier or Boomer the Maine! While converting them all to coal fired steam driven vessels.

IMO by
Sir Richard (how to make America Great Again!)

Sunday, August 20, 2017



IMO The reason that people are mentioned to you in the Bible, is to teach you something that GOD wants you to learn.
Now a Pastor, might be reading/speaking and you may at times feel (or may not), that the flames of hell are licking at your toes…
The Bible, I found out is just a sort of literary movie about GOD’s Love for you!

GOD is just wanting you to NOT make the same mistakes that those people of before are written about! Your Pastor is not speaking to you but he is being used by GOD like a radio broadcast.
For you to dial the story into your head; of your collective memory and conscience to listen too.

This is last night’s and today’s Pastoral Message, that I gleamed from my on-line church attendance. Yet, yes there were days that I thought; “WHY IS THIS PASTOR SINGLING ME OUT?”
No really, I have had a bad week and the Pastor had to pick me out of his whole flock!
Again, some people do recreational worrying/guilt but mine is a life style:

“Paranoia strikes deep,
Into your life it will creep.
It starts when you're always afraid.
Step out of line, the man come and take you away”…

So, I took from 2004 after I was Baptized to know and learn this little fact.
GOD like He wrote to the children from the “OLD TESTAMENT” as both were on a learning curve IMO.
GOD is probably good at herding cats by the time I came along.
As GOD is still torturing me also He did not have me; as a cat to be Baptized for I went by choice.

Well not the Pastor you say, that it is really GOD who is guiding me?
Yes-yes-no; as GOD gave us all choice, which I believe robot people to GOD are a drag.
We are far more pleasing for our Father GOD to watch grow and take
pride in. It was JESUS CHRIST that made us sinless through His Sacrifice on the cross and your Acceptance, that also JESUS CHRIST Has Arisen and is your Savior.
JESUS, paid our sin fees with His life; making the Baptizing cats like us much easier. Once again, a choice (Oh by the way, the Holy Spirit has been sent from heaven to tutor us when required), as this is what I have LEARNED. AMEN?

By Sir Richard the Bayo-Hunter. (The train photo is his)
Be Though my Vision by The Peasall Sisters
Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth (cover) by
Maggie Baugh
Victory in Jesus by The Peasall Sisters

Saturday, August 19, 2017


He has no soul, he is the Antichrist. 
As he worships himself and only himself. 
Everything else is only for his gratification of fulfilled gluttony and his placation of deviant pleasures. 
He lies like a sidewalk, as he walks you around his block and back to the beginning of his lie! 
For only the Antichrist could obtain praise, from in need of GOD's Guidance; Lost Christians and their Miss-Guided Leaders. 
Who are in step with millions of Voters who heard only what they wanted too but never listened to what this Antichrist really said!
Sir Richard 

Thursday, August 17, 2017



2 Corinthians 12:9-10
9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast even more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Romans 5:3-5
3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

Psalm 23
A psalm of David.
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD

1 Chronicles 4:9-10
9 Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.” 10 Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain” and GOD granted his request.
Sir Richard
Prays for blessings from GOD
Just as Jabez. - Amen!