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Natural cold and flu remedies from around the world
December 12, 2018, 10:01 am
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It may not be what your Doctor would prescribe, but it works for helping to relieve the symptoms of the colds and flu that we all seem to get at this time of year. Check this out. Discover natural home remedies for colds, coughs, and the flu — like honey — that are used to treat children and adults around the world.

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Veteran’s Day
November 10, 2018, 3:09 pm
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Interesting title for November 11th, 2018, it should be called Comrades in Arms day or something similar. Of course there are less of us today than there was yesterday, we are losing many of our comrades every day.

Tomorrow, all across the world, our Veterans will be living their lives. Some will be sitting in a restaurant with other vets, enjoying a free meal from a grateful people. Some will be joining with others at a meal being sponsored by an American Legion Post in their town, maybe catered by some business or a pot luck from the Auxiliary. Some will be eating MRE’s while on patrol, or even in a firefight with an enemy. Of course our Post the “Tomas Valle” Post 479 in Uvalde Texas will be one of those putting on a meal for our fellow Comrades in Arms.

The Preamble to the Constitution of The American Legion reads thusly: “For God and Country We associate ourselves together for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.”

We jointly state this at the beginning of every meeting, it is a part of who we are. We believe in our nation, and we stand for the Flag, and for prayer before and after our meetings. We are a comradeship, we are brothers and sisters who have shared the vagaries of wartime and we stand together to do those things that will be helpful to our neighbors and our greater communities. First and foremost, we are brothers and sisters together we care for each other, as we did when we were a part of whichever service we wore the uniform of. We have each others back (6), when we know someone needs help we work to give it. When someone of our brethren is able to get a promotion in their job, or reaches a milestone in life, we celebrate together. We work to get the medal that one veteran from past war deserved but never received. Our Post has been able to get medals to three families and we are working through our Post Service Officer to get some others. We also take time when we need to for a remembrance of a comrade who has gone on to their forever home.

This is who we are, if you are reading this and you have served during one of the wars, WW2, Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Lebanon/Granada, or the Gulf War/War on Terror (Aug. 1990 – Today), you are welcome to come and be a part of our Brother/Sisterhood. That includes if you are still active duty.

So tomorrow we will celebrate together what it meant and still means to serve our nation as, soldiers, sailors, marines, air men/women as well as Coast Guard.

If you want to know more about our organization, or are interested in joining with us, you can check us out at legion.org that is our National Website.

Stay safe comrades,

John C Quigley, Adjutant Post 479, Uvalde TX
johnq@amlegpost479uvaldetx.com

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I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel
October 23, 2018, 12:18 pm
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In the summer of 386, a young man wept in the backyard of a friend. He knew that his life of sin and rebellion against God was killing him, leaving him empty; but he just couldn’t find the strength to make a final, real decision for Jesus Christ. As he sat, he heard some children playing a game and they called out to each other these words: “Take up and read! Take up and read!” Thinking God had a message to him through the words of the children, he picked up a scroll laying nearby opened it and began to read: not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires (Rom_13:13-14). He didn’t read any further; he didn’t have to. Through the power of God’s word, Augustine had the faith to entrust his whole life to Jesus Christ at that moment.
Rom 1:1 NKJV  Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God.

In this letter of Paul to the Church at Rome, there is a tremendous concentration on God, unlike other letters that Paul wrote, this one is all about God and what God wants for the Church. The word God appears 153 times in this letter, Christ appears only 65 times, this letter has much to do with what God wants from you and I today, as much as it did for the Church of Paul’s day.
Paul was concerned about being able to get to Rome when he wrote this letter. He was in Corinth and getting ready to go to Jerusalem and had been warned of the trials he would suffer there.

Paul now introduces his gospel message to the Church at Rome.
Rom 1:2-6 NKJV  which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures,  (3)  concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh,  (4)  and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.  (5)  Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name,  (6)  among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ;

Paul was not bringing something new, this gospel was from the very beginning God’s message to the world, they just got tied up with the law, and forgot the rest of the word that God had given them through the prophets. Sounds like today, people always looking for the next new thing. Right now people are looking to the new I Pad, and I Phone and I Watch, or the newest version of Android or Windows, on and on. Here is just one prophets word that spoke of how God wanted his people to be in the world. Hab 2:4 NKJV  “Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith.” These are things that had been forgotten in the world that Paul lived in.

He was a Pharisee which translated means one set apart. He had been set apart to the law, now he was set apart for the gospel, the good news of God’s salvation for all people everywhere.

Paul points out that His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is God in that he uses a term in the Greek which is translated Yahweh, which is the name of God. Next in verse 5 we see that Paul in speaking of his own ministry says: “we have received grace and apostleship”. First and foremost, this gave Paul and those who followed him obedience to the faith, and therefore ability to deliver to all the world the word of the Lord God which brings eternal life.

In verse 6 we come to the crux of the matter, you and I are the called of Christ, we are the Church today, just as those in Rome were the Church of Paul’s day. Now what does that mean for you and I today? First and foremost it means salvation, it means we are now children of God through the grace of God in the death and resurrection of Christ.
Now, what do we do with our salvation? Rom 1:16-17 NKJV  “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.  (17)  For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, ‘THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH’.” This verse Romans 1:17 struck a Monk right in his heart: “In August of 1513, a monk lectured on the book of Psalms in a seminary, but his inner life was nothing but turmoil. In his studies, he came across Psa_31:1 : In Thy righteousness deliver me. The passage confused him; how could God’s righteousness do anything but condemn him to Hell as a righteous punishment for his sins? Luther kept thinking about Rom_1:17, which says that in the gospel, the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, “He who through faith is righteous shall live” (Hab_2:4). The monk went on to say: “Night and day I pondered until . . . I grasped the truth that the righteousness of God is that righteousness whereby, through grace and sheer mercy, he justifies us by faith. Therefore I felt myself to be reborn and to have gone through open doors into paradise . . . This passage of Paul became to me a gateway into heaven.” Martin Luther was born again, and the reformation began in his heart.”

Luther believed in the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ and the salvation that comes through believing in him, and his righteousness is in us through the person of the Holy Spirit which is given when we confess our sin and ask Jesus to cleanse us and make us new. That message is still true today, it is the good news that we have received in our lives today. Yet our friends and neighbors around us, may not believe and they cannot be saved if they do not believe in the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Therefore, we who have been called, we who have answered the call and become sons and daughters of almighty God through his Mercy and grace, are called to deliver the gospel to those who need to hear it. Not that we can save anybody, but that the gospel will bring folks into the presence of God and he will open their hearts and minds to be saved. The person who has come into that place where they can do 1 of 2 things. Accept Jesus Christ as Lord, or say no and continue on to hell.

In May of 1738, a failed minister and missionary went unwillingly to a small Bible study where someone read aloud from Martin Luther’s commentary on Romans. As the failed missionary said later: “while he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed. I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone, for my salvation, and an assurance was given me that he had taken my sins away, even mine.” John Wesley was saved that night in London. Wesley went on to become an evangelist who preached the gospel outside and inside, sometimes from a rock in a quarry, and sometimes from the pulpit in a church.

No matter where he went he preached, he was pelted with rotten tomatoes, and rocks, but he would not shut up. Many souls were saved by John Wesley and his preaching, because his soul belonged to God and no longer to a church or a belief system other than the belief that Jesus was God and Lord, and his grace was sufficient for salvation. If your heart has been warmed, if you have received the grace and mercy of God then you too have a calling, just as Wesley, Augustine, and Luther.

All who have become followers of the way of Christ, have also the call upon them to reach out to others. Jesus told his followers that they were to be his witnesses in Jerusalem, Samaria and in all the world. We live in that part of the world that he was talking about and we have the calling upon our lives to deliver the gospel to others that they too might be saved.

Spurgeon had this to say:
“I do not suppose that Paul guessed that he would be sent there at the government expense, but he was. The Roman Empire had to find a ship for him, and a fit escort for him, too; and he entered the city as an ambassador in bonds. When our hearts are set on a thing, and we pray for it, God may grant us the blessing; but, it may be, in a way that we never looked for. You shall go to Rome, Paul; but you shall go in chains.”

Our way may be easy, or it may be difficult, but as long as it is what God has called us to, we will have what we need to endure. Paul was called to the task of delivering the word no matter his circumstance. Today we find many who are doing likewise. Many of them have died, many have been imprisoned and tortured, yet, lived to tell the tale.

We in the United States are still able to worship and pray and read our Bibles, yet, there are signs that this is coming upon tough times, that our churches and our freedoms, may be lost as the battles continue in our nation. More and more people have decided that God is not real, that God is just a figment of our imagination and is no longer needed in our nation. One of our political parties even voted to take God out of their party platform. They did put him back, but I wonder for how long.

Satan is alive and well in this nation as well as in the world, right now he is working to destroy Christianity and Judaism. There is a work afoot that wishes to make a one world religion, under the auspices of the U.N. Or some other world government. There are plenty of people who relish this oncoming change in our nation and world. We see our institutions crumbling under the onslaught of Socialism, it has permeated our institutions of higher learning, and now our governmental institutions. Hatred for all things in disagreement with this idea is running rampant in many quarters.

Paul in his letter, tells the people of Rome that God has given the sinners who refuse to repent, over to their sin. It has taken a long time to become obvious but it is now running rampant in our nation. Pornography, same sex marriage, human trafficking, and other things that were unthinkable just 50 years ago. Now we have this caravan of people from central America, stopped for now at the southern Border of Mexico, but there are 4 or 5 thousand of these people, and the country they just passed through, Guatemala reports that they arrested 150 Isis terrorists in the crowds apparently heading for the U. S. A.

This does not bode well for Mexico or ourselves if they break through and get here on our Southern Border will there be other caravans to follow? Satan is working to destroy not to build up. But we serve a risen Lord, God who is creator and sustainer.

We are called to make him known to our time and our place. Let us not be ashamed of the Gospel, let us speak of our love of God and of his love for us, of his grace and mercy. Of his healing power to heal our souls and our lives if we will but allow him to come in to our lives and help us to be all we can be in his grace.

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The Wise Man?
August 20, 2018, 3:21 pm
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Ecc 10:2 ESV  A wise man’s heart inclines him to the right, but a fool’s heart to the left. It seems to me that we do see this in our own day, that the wise man is one who thinks things through and comes to a conclusion based on what he or she knows. I see so many of our politicians and bureaucrats sounding off without knowing what they are talking about. I see and hear so many of these people spouting nonsense, or speaking about what can or cannot be done by the President, and then go and put out the idea that they can pass legislation that will remove the President because they don’t like what he does or says. I think they ought to impeach themselves, since they seem to be committing treason against this nation as they rip us apart.
I hear these so called representatives of the people telling those who will listen to them that they ought to confront and force the members of the Presidents cabinet out of the public square. Actually saying that these folks are not to be allowed a dinner in a restaurant, simply because they work for the President of the United States. There are also those who have stated that they wish the President was taken out, a veiled threat to assassinate the President.
These who are the loudest of course are members of the House and Senate, threatening all sorts of vileness and then when a congressperson is shot at a baseball practice by a Democrat partisan, they disavow their complicity in this action. Yet the louder and more strident these politicians become the closer we get to complete anarchy. They say that those who are conservative are everything vile they can throw at us. From hate monger to homophobe, to racist, and a dozen or so other names they can conjure up. What happens when a person wearing a T-Shirt or a cap that says they support the President? They are attacked, and physically assaulted. I saw an article a couple of days ago about a Trump supporter who went to a rock concert, and one of the band members jumped off the stage and assaulted him.
Then we have this from Maxine Waters, congressperson from California. At a speech she was giving a few days ago, impeach Trump, impeach Trump. She said it over and over again, of course the partisan crowd went wild. She is also the one that started this idea of not allowing members of the cabinet have a moments peace, harassment is to be meted out whenever they can be seen anywhere.
Of course we also have the disgraced head of the CIA, Brennan, accusing the President of Treason, with absolutely no proof to be found anywhere. He lied to Congress about spying on members of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His CIA did just that, and got caught at it too, but he lied about it when asked by Sen. Diane Feinstein. His security clearance should have been pulled right then and there. Of course he is also the one who voted for a member of the Communist Party of the US for President of the USA. He never should have had a clearance to begin with.
So with all these attacks from the left against the POTUS, we have to ask who is the wise man and who is the fool? From where I sit, it appears to me that these Democrats who are trying to smear the President at every opportunity, are pretty much the fools. I hear all the calls for impeachment, the calls that say the President cannot do this or that, it is against the Constitution and he does not have the power to do what he is doing.
I truly begin to believe that these Demo(n)crats have never read the document they have sworn to uphold and defend. They act like the Constitution really doesn’t matter as long as they get their way. The President is acting within his enumerated powers, and if he says you cannot have a Security clearance for your gross negligence of tongue, you don’t have it anymore. When I was an E-6 on active duty I had a Security Clearance, because I handled stuff that was classified as a part of my job. When I became a civilian, I no longer had that clearance, because it was not a part of my civilian occupation. I was no longer in the military. It is high time that all those who held clearances and are no longer in government employment, to lose those clearances. This is a matter of National Security.
So the wise man seems to be the one that everybody is trying to destroy, and those who are making unfounded accusations are the fools on the left. What do you think?

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Facism is alive and well in the USA
August 6, 2018, 7:37 pm
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I hear a lot about how fascism is something that is right wing in its work, but I think it is time that people realize that the fascists are from the left. Not only from the left but from the Socialist Left. Here is the truth about the Fascists of the past.
“Nazi organization
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Alternative Titles: Braunhemden, Brownshirts, Storm Troopers, Sturmabteilung, Sturmtruppen

SA, abbreviation of Sturmabteilung (German: “Assault Division”), byname Storm Troopers or Brownshirts, German Sturmtruppen or Braunhemden, in the German Nazi Party, a paramilitary organization whose methods of violent intimidation played a key role in Adolf Hitler’s rise to power.

The SA was founded in Munich by Hitler in 1921 out of various roughneck elements that had attached themselves to the fledgling Nazi movement. It drew its early membership largely from the Freikorps (Free Corps), armed freebooter groups, made up largely of ex-soldiers, that battled leftists in the streets in the early days of the Weimar Republic. Outfitted in brown uniforms after the fashion of Benito Mussolini’s Fascist Blackshirts in Italy, the SA men protected party meetings, marched in Nazi rallies, and physically assaulted political opponents. Temporarily in disarray after the failure of Hitler’s Munich Putsch in 1923, the SA was reorganized in 1925 and soon resumed its violent ways, intimidating voters in national and local elections. From January 1931 it was headed by Ernst Röhm, who harboured radical anticapitalist notions and dreamed of building the SA into Germany’s main military force. Under Röhm SA membership, swelled from the ranks of the Great Depression’s unemployed, grew to 400,000 by 1932 and to perhaps 2,000,000—20 times the size of the regular army—by the time that Hitler came to power in 1933.”

Note that the Nazi party was called the National Socialist party, and was extreme left not right. Hitler was not a conservative he was just a step short of a Communist. The can be said of the Italians under Mussolini, his black shirts were the Italian version of the Brown shirts under Hitler.

Today we have a group calling themselves antifa, “Anti Fascists”, yet they are the ones dressed in black, wearing masks and carrying weapons, from baseball bats to guns. They are the brown shirts of the “Democratic Socialists” which is the Demoncratic party. I call them Demoncrats simply because they have become EVIL, they serve hatred, and refuse to allow anyone to voice any opposition to their foul invective.

Listen to these representatives of the party, Maxine Waters wants her followers to attack any conservative/republican they see in any location.
Here is a report in the Daily Wire from this morning:
“On Monday, Turning Point USA head Charlie Kirk and communications director Candace Owens were sitting at a restaurant in Philadelphia when members of a Leftist activist group spotted them through the window. Within minutes, Kirk told Daily Wire, 20-30 of these rabble-rousers mobilized, and proceeded to harass Kirk and Owens inside the restaurant before attacking them outside. Police were required to separate the mob from Kirk and Owens.” You can find the entire report with video here: https://www.dailywire.com/news/34084/watch-leftist-mob-screams-throws-drink-tpusas-ben-shapiro?utm_source=shapironewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=080618-news&utm_campaign=position1

Ocasio-Cortez, winner in her congressional district in NY. She wants to raise taxes, so she can finance single payer health care, which will cost about 32 Trillion dollars. Where is that cost going to come from? From y’all, she will take back the tax cuts and add more taxes on top of them. You thought Obama Care was costly, wait to see what happens if Bernie and his henchpersons get into office.

If we do not stop this “Democratic Socialist” Party now, it will eat our lunch and destroy the United States of America, we will begin to look like Venezuela in a very short period of time. Pelosi/Schumer are talking about this as if it is a fact that cannot be stopped. One of the first moves of these people will be articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, whom they hate with an absolute fire in their bellies to destroy him and the conservative movement in this country.

It is up to you to stop this!!!!

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July 4th Sermon
July 4, 2018, 3:33 pm
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The following was delivered at Frontier Baptist Church in Brackettville TX by our Pastor Ned Sitzes on July 1st.


It is needful for our nation to remember who we are, and how we got here. It is shameful that we are removing our history and if we continue we will forget the stuff that made this country great. Yes we have some terrible things in our history, we need to remember them so we will not repeat them. Let us move forward together as one people, one nation under God.

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Fascism rises again
June 25, 2018, 2:42 pm
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I am amazed, the Democrats are becoming absolutely unhinged, and with Maxine Waters calling on her followers to get out and get in peoples faces, raise mobs to attack the members of the current cabinet of President Trump, this is what the Brown Shirts in Germany and the Black Shirts in Italy did in the 1930’s to their political enemies. The frightening thing in all of this is we have already had one Republican House Member almost killed by a leftist fanatic. A year ago Steve Scalise was shot and almost killed by a fanatic who had been juiced up by the hateful rhetoric of the Democrats.

Now we see the rhetoric ratcheting up again, we see Sarah Sanders told to leave a restaurant because she works for President Bush, the Secretary of Homeland Security harassed at a Restaurant in Washington D. C. and then even worse these people show up at her home to protest and threaten.

I am old enough to remember that when there was something that the political parties were upset about, they worked it out in the halls of Congress. There was civil debate, in both houses. Now, not so much, people like Kamala Harris, Maxine Waters, and others in the Democratic Party, use VERY harsh language against their opponents. We even see people at award shows, throwing F bombs at the President, so-called comedians, using language that should not be used in any polite society to refer to the other side. We are no longer a polite society, we are heading for what I am very much afraid is going to be a not so civil war in this nation. The rhetoric seems deliberately set to separate us into tribal groups so that the brown and the black and the white along with the Christians, Muslims, and other religious groups, are all separated, and can then commence trying to kill each other. That is what the Brown Shirts, and Black Shirts did in the late 1920’s and 1930’s. That is how Mussolini and Hitler were able to become the leaders of Italy and Germany.

If we do not ratchet back on the rhetoric, things will get worse and worse and our nation will not be a nation any longer. It will destroy itself from within. I see a very bleak future for our nation, and I am not a happy person in the face of what I see coming. The Demons are out amongst our people, and we are rapidly reaching a point of no return.

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