Saturday, November 28, 2015

- Pastor Martin Niemöller -

- Pastor Martin Niemöller -
In Germany they first came for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.

Then they came for me —
and by that time no one was left to speak up?
Posted by Sir Richard
A knight in thy service of the King of Kings!
P.S. The Banality of Evil is the terrifying part.
As Fear and Horror walk the earth unseen.
Along with Ignorance and Want,
whom kill all who deny their existence
and or, do not follow their nightmarish twisted dreams!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Nightmare on Elm Street = 52yrs

Nightmare on Elm Street = 52yrs
My brother, sister and I are all at home this day with the mumps
and under the care of our Grandmother.
As my Mother is in the hospital waiting to give birth to our youngest brother.
It was around 11:30 AM Calgary time and we were watching a kids show called Romper Room.
Miss Doobee (the main character), was just about to use her Magic Mirror and as was the custom, went to a commercial break.
For this mirrors back would drop away after the commercial break and then Miss Doobee’s face would magically re-appear.
She would then mention all the kids names (Not Mine!), who were having their birthdays that day.

As they cut back from commercial, Miss Doobee did re-appear on our RCA black and white TV set.
But minus the Magic Mirror and with a very strange look on her face?
Miss Doobee then began crying and blurted out “I’m sorry children as the President was shot!”
What the heck is this??

Now the picture went to the Indian Head test pattern screen that my brother
and I watched patiently every morning, for the TV broadcast to start for the day.
My brother and I, at this time just sort of looked at each other????
As this was truly strange for an adult to do but especially for Miss Doobee, who seemed so friendly and stoic, not at all like our mother for the last 9 months.
CBC news then came on and they in turn, switched to CBS and some guy named Walter Cronkite?
Both the man and the TV network we did not know,
as Canada only had 2 TV networks, CBC (Global Calgary now) & CTV at that time.

I was riveted for the next 4 days and when my Dad came home that night from his work.
I noticed that he was a little dejected, as if some relative had passed away?
My brother and I watched it all, on through to the funeral that Monday.
We were so impressed with the formalities, that we found a large toy to use as
a make shift coffin and then did our own re-enactment of JFK's funeral, drums and all.
This of course only horrified our very Anglican Grandmother, who in turn threatened us with a spanking,
if we did not stop our dis-respectful funeral march game!!!

President John F. Kennedy's assassination has stayed in my memory all my life.
I almost got close enough to visit his grave site once, when I was on my first Team H.O.P.E. training in Alexandria VA.
For on one night, on my own time, I took a bus tour from my hotel to see Washington DC and it was when we visited the Iwo Jima flag monument.
That I could see JFK's grave site eternal flame flickering not that far way, in Arlington.
So close yet so far, as the bus was about to leave and at the same time, Arlington was being locked down for the night.
So close, yet so far and the muffled drums for JFK, I can still hear, to this day... 
Writing and Photo by Sir Richard... 
P.S. The Banality of Evil is the terrifying part.
As Fear and Horror walk the earth unseen.
Along with Ignorance and Want,
whom kill all who deny their existence
and or, do not follow their nightmarish twisted dreams!

Saturday, November 21, 2015


If we think that we have not much in common,
then we are both missing the message.

If we see not, what we can all see,
then we are just looking in different directions.

If our paths have just push passed each other,
through the deepest of snow,
then we are lost and know not where to go.

If we both believe in our differences,
then inside our hearts we know that for each, what is true.

If we can see, that we are as diverse as snowflakes,
then our individualities are assured for me and you.

If we think, each cannot feel love, joy and pain,
or breath, drink the waters, plus live on this small planet.

Then we are each just hiding behind our own,
self-made curtains of mistrust and shame.

If we think that we have not much in common,
then the words "mankind" are just hollow sounds,
as we will continue to hold each other and all in distain.
If we think...
Written by and photo taken by Sir Richard.

Friday, November 20, 2015


Vancouver Synagogues Step Up To Sponsor
Syrian Refugees…/vancouver-synagogues-syrian-…
Teach Your Children...

U cannot make me hate!
Pray for Peace! Teach Your Children Well!
I believe JESUS has a simple word for Christians when it comes to Syrian refugees.
“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.” Matthew 7:12
This one statement from JESUS summarizes everything and this statement applies no matter how many hypothetical, “Da’ish take down the World” scenarios we conjure up. The foundational response for “How do we, as Christians, respond to the Syrian refugee crisis?” is “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you.”
There are no “Yeah, but’s…” for JESUS didn’t attach stipulations or conditions to His statement.
What if followers of Jesus responded to every person through the filter of Matthew 7:12 and put on the Matthew 7:12 lens? Here’s what I believe would happen.
1. We would stop labeling people in ways that release us from helping them.
A Matthew 7:12 lens would see Syrian refugees as men and women created in GOD’s image.
2.They would be people desperate to feel the tangible love of GOD as we wouldn’t label them as potential terrorists but as helpless, homeless, displaced people desperate for healing and hope.
3. Labeling is an ancient sin, and one of Satan’s oldest tricks to isolate and dehumanize.
4. One he used to convince a crowd to crucify a sinless man. The Syrian refugees aren’t terrorists. They’re men and women created in the image of GOD. Any attempt to see them outside of this reality is from Satan.
5. We would stop allowing security and comfort to override compassion and grace.
A Matthew 7:12 lens would default to love and compassion for if you were a Syrian refugee, displaced from your homeland, without a permanent place to lay your head, having left loved ones to die, how would you want others to respond? 

6. You would beg them to drop their walls and build bridges.
7. You would ask them to look past the potential of allowing some bad guys in.
8. You would sacrifice everything because you were compelled by compassion.
9. You would beg anyone who claims to follow JESUS to fall down on their knees and beg GOD to heal their land.
So, maybe we can’t house Syrian refugees but a heart driven by compassion doesn’t look at the situation and say, “Well, our country has closed its doors. Nothing I can do.” A heart filled with GOD’s spirit would turn to prayer and have you prayed for the Syrian refugees?
We would stop choosing the logical, syndical approach (FEAR) over the right approach (LOVE).
Fear makes more sense than love as it’s a natural response to evil but it’s not the right approach. At least, it’s not if you are IMO a Christian. You see, fear is powerful. It drowns out love. You can live with fear or love, but not both. When it comes to Da’ish, in particular, and evil, in general, we don’t need more courage. Courage doesn’t drive out fear. Suicide bombers are courageous and they’re also driven by fear.
You can live without fear or love, but not with both.
As Christians our call isn’t to conjure up more bravery and courage. The only response to fear is love. The apostle John said, “Perfect love drives out fear.” It’s the only thing powerful enough to break the chains of darkness. It’s the only thing compelling enough to drive the son of GOD to the cross.
This love crosses boundaries, destroys walls, and accepts enemies. Welcoming refugees makes no sense. It jeopardizes our safety. It makes us vulnerable to attack. But we don’t allow logic to drive the train. GOD’s love doesn’t make sense. And because of this love, Christians have eternal life.
We would stop throwing money at crises as a means to clear our conscious.
But it’s not the JESUS way.
A Matthew 7:12 lens would see money as a shallow excuse for receiving real people with real pain. As Christians, we should open our arms to the world’s suffering. In the process, we might also expose ourselves to the world’s pain. But this is the model of Jesus, who exposed himself to our pain on the cross.
Giving money to help refugees or orphans is great but JESUS would never throw money at someone to protect his safety and maintain his lifestyle. Christians shouldn’t either.
JESUS would never throw money at someone to protect his safety.
We would stop adding stipulations to the commands of JESUS to keep us from loving our enemies.
JESUS said a lot of radical things. He told a parable that challenged Pharisees to love wretched Samaritans. He said lust was equivalent to adultery. But the most radical statement from Jesus was his command to love our enemies (Matt. 5:43-48).
A Matthew 7:12 lens would not say JESUS would retract his command to love our enemies if He were would have returned today. “I mean, do you believe think JESUS wants us to love Da’ish?”
I think Jesus told us to love our enemies and pray for them. In doing this, we become true children of heaven. I’m not saying we allow Da’ish a free pass into lands but we MUST pray for them.
This isn’t optional.
Praying for your enemies isn’t optional if you love JESUS.
We would stop blaming political figures as a way to deflect our responsibility to feed orphans, homeless, and widows.
A Matthew 7:12 lens wouldn’t deflect Christians’ responsibility onto the Highest Human Office, to The Meekest Human and anyone In Between. In Matthew 25, JESUS instructed us to receive anyone who is hungry, thirsty, or lost and doing this, makes us partially righteous before GOD.
That’s real.
Homeless refugees shouldn’t be a catalyst for our political agenda. It’s not that were catering to Muslims, the responsibility of Christians doesn’t change.
Look, I suck at living like JESUS most days. I try, but I’m not great at it. Like most Christians, it seems that I love to get side-tracked on real issues affecting real people by turning them into political or theological debates.
A Matthew 7:12 lens would challenge us to stop arguing over issues and start seeing real people.
Hungry, thirsty, lost people and rather than blaming political figures, we should pray about and discuss ways to be JESUS to thousands of refugees.
Christians, this Syrian/Islamic fear mongering needs to stop! Governments will make their decisions. Those outside of JESUS will do the same but we play the game with different rules. We don’t believe the lie that says more weapons, taller walls, or stronger militaries will overcome the evil in this world. Unapologetically, we fight with LOVE. As I believe the selfless, sacrificial love JESUS exemplified will destroy the evil and darkness in our world.
Love conquers evil and drowns out fear. Matthew 7:12 gives us the vision to see it.
I love you all. To GOD be the Glory forever. Amen!
Posted by Sir Richard...
Oh thes next songs are my, “Just Because” gift to U!
The Bayo-Hunter

Friday, November 13, 2015


With the torch of freedom we give to you to keep up!
Because if you break faith with us, we will not rest, we who die in Paris!
Avec la torche de liberté que nous donnons à vous de tenir haut!
Car si vous vous cassez la foi avec nous, nous allons reste pas, nous qui ne mourons à Paris!
Please Pray for Paris.
Sir Richard…
P.S. “Universal Soldier” Sung by Donovan Philips Leitch - Written by Canadian Buffy Sainte-Marie.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Calgary's War Dead - Remembrance Day November 11th

O Eternal God,
Who has set us in this beautiful land of Canada, we remember every day.
With grateful hearts, the men and women of this nation, who have sacrificed, died, and are currently, serving on peace missions, so we might enjoy this land in peace, with freedom and justice for all.
We remember their deeds of courage, their acts of valour and their willingness to sacrifice, though engaged in wars not of their own making.
We remember that they counted the loss of their own lives to be a reasonable price to pay for the principles by which we live in Canada yesterday and today.
For this their sacrifice, for the peace they won, for the remembrance of their lives, we give thanks.
We pray in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Remembrance Day 2015 - How Will You Remember Them?
Posted By Sir Richard

Saturday, November 7, 2015

LUCY MARIE ABBENBROEK 12-14-2001 TO 11-07-2015.

LUCY MARIE ABBENBROEK 12-14-2001 TO 11-07-2015.
My 2nd eldest puppy whom we named Lucy Marie Abbenbroek passed today.
I held Lucy as the Doctor sent her to find Joyce and then I then went to pieces.
Even though there was no hope for improvement for our Boston Terrier Lucy Dog.
Once again, I feel as if I murdered her.
My inner belief is that all Good Dogs go to heaven and this is where
I believe Lucy is right now.…/THEGIRLSBySirRichard…
Many people would say "hey", it's just a dog but Lucy was never just a dog.
For one, she was Joyce’s Dog, hence and most important she is family and I loved her so!
So today I need not apologize for feeling so sad, as I do right now.
For our Lucy Dog, I dedicate this song as this is how now I feel:
Lucy, say hi to Tribble and give Mommy a nip on her bottom for me!
With Love, by Daddy - Sir Richard…