Victory (quote)

“It is normal for anger to take you to battle, but if you keep that anger while at the battle front you may regret ever engaging in that war. It takes a cool head, not anger to win a war. Anger rids you of wisdom and you take decisions before you think. Of course, at times you may appear to win but sit down and calculate the cost. I bet you it will be pyrrhic victory. Always put wisdom ahead of anger and power.” (Romilia quotes)

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War against unscrupulous

Unscrupulous people are
In high positions;
Fraudulent people
Win elections;
Mean people fill the seats
Of Parliaments;
Everywhere, hardened criminals;
Embezzlers run budgets;
Crooks are business magnets;
Do you see
What kinds of people
Run the world?
Dishonest people;
Honest people have no voice;
Any doubt then
That the world sags
Under the full weight
Of evil?
Something has to be done;
Someone who has
A heart to kill,
Will lack the heart
To lead.
A war must be waged against
Unscrupulous people
Who want to get
Any kind of power.

I lost only a battle (Be inspired today 299 by Ngobesing Suh Romanus)

Who said I lost the war?
How could I have lost
The war?
The war is still raging on;
I lost a battle
And not the war;
I am sure to win the war;
They never lose
Who believe they will win;
I believe in victory;
I know victory is mine;
Am I not a winner?
I was born to win;
And I have won many times;
I will continue to win.
That is why
Although I lost the battle,
I will win the war.
Win your battle;
Let me win my war.

Best to look ahead!(Be inspired today 250 by Ngobesing Suh Romanus)

Many losses incured;
Not only human,
But both;
Human losses we have incurred;
And material losses as well;
Ask me the exact number
That has fallen,
And I will open my mouth;
I just cannot say;
Truth is
Many have fallen;
Mothers are crying;
The nation is mourning;
How did we come to this?
How will this damage
Ever be repaired?
The question is begging
For an answer.
But happen. it has;
We cannot change
The past that cannot
Be changed;
Best to look ahead.

My guess

My guess is
Today will be a good day;
A quiet day;
What about a peaceful day?
No popping of corn;
Everyone looks tired;
Indeed, worn out;
Too much of corn popping;
Popcorn in the morning,
In the day;
In the night;
Who can stand this?
A ban on popcorn;
Mouths are also for talking;
Not only for chewing;
So let’s sit and talk;
If no table,
We sit on the bare ground
And talk frankly and laugh
And be happy;
And move on
Good family.
We are tired of popcorn.
Don’t overwork our ears;
And our teeth.

Oh God your help we need

Help us God, or we perish;
Your help we need;
People are dying
In their numbers;
We live in fear
We live in uncertainty;
No one knows what comes next;
Unless you help us Lord
We will all go;
On you alone we count;
Adults are traumatized;
Children are traumatized;
What we see,
We have never seen;
Our hearts are torn with fear,
Sorrow and worry,
No one understands
What has gripped our land;
The devil is in full control.
If you don’t regain control,
No way for us.
War is ravaging our land.

The Ides of Suspicion

The ides of March are upon us and superstitions of March 15th run rampant across many nations. Thank you, Julius Caesar, for suggesting this as a bad luck day… or is it really superstitious? Senators assassinated this “dictator for life,” on the steps of the Curia of Pompey for in 44 B.C., Romans had no love for kings. Since Caesar’s death, March has a notorious history of haunting generation after generation, especially in the political arena.

The assassination of Julius Caesar

On March 15, 1917, Czar Nicholas II was forced to abdicate his throne just four days before the February Revolution in Russia. Also on this day in 1944, King Louis XV of France declared war on Britain. In the United States, ironically, our Pentagon Joint Chiefs of Staff appear to favor the month of March for military operations too. The US dispatched ground troops to Vietnam on March 8, 1965, starting the beginning of the Vietnam War. In fact, March 15, 1972, was considered one of the heaviest days of attacks during this conflict; the US destroyed a major North Vietnamese camp and thirty troops. The war on Iraq was launched on March 20, 2003. A covert war on Syria began March 15, 2011, while NATO began relentlessly bombing Libya just four days later. On the date of March 19, 2003, the United States launched an attack against Iraq to topple dictator Saddam Hussein from power.

Other significant non-war related incidents which occurred in March was the beating of Rodney King in Los Angeles on March 15, 1991; the Boston Massacre which began March 5, 1770, and Texas’s Fort Alamo fell to Mexican troops on March 6, 1836. Remember the stories of the Great Blizzard of 1888 which struck the northeastern United States? The storm happened on March 12th dumping over 40 inches of snow and causing four hundred deaths. As fate dictates for the ides of March, the newly elected President Ronald Reagan was shot in the chest while walking toward his limousine in Washington, D.C. It was the 30th of March in 1981.

Proverbs 3:25-36

Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your feet from being snared.

Another oddity is some states will not hold elections on the 15th of March. But in a couple of weeks, on Super Tuesday, five states are having mid-term polls, now considered a “bad luck day” by both opponents.

The ides (division) of March – superstition or valid? I know superstitions are not based on a godly belief system. They are created by people embracing the supernatural. Only God is omniscient-all knowing. We are to be holy in our relationship with God, not falling into false beliefs and practices. Yes, it seems many nations, including the United States, has a history of horrible events which occurred in March; perhaps it’s just coincidental. Ultimately, our great Father is in control of all situations so let us pray for all our nations today.

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Good and evil at war

Good and evil at war;
Good and evil fighting;
Since the beginning of time
A fierce battle has raged
Between good and evil;
The cunning serpent
Instigated this battle;
Going against God’s plan
For humanity and the world;
His punishment was severe;
Ever since,
This wicked battle continues;
And by the look of things,
It will go on for a long time;
Where God goes the devil
Follows;
What God builds,
The devil scatters.
Where God offers light,
The devil gives darkness;
We each have to choose;
Are we on the side of God
Or on the side of the devil?
Are we promoting good
Or are we promoting evil?
We are coworkers with God
Each time we do good;
We are coworkers with Satan,
Each time we commit a sin;
It does not matter
How big or small the sin maybe;
We are God’s partners
Or the devil’s partners.
The choice is entirely ours.
But however fierce
The war may be between God and Satan,
Good and evil,
Light and darkness,
We know who will triumph;
Good will triumph;
Light will triumph;
God, the all powerful creator
Will triumph.

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Occasionally, a real case of humanitarianism surfaces through the cracks of disbelief at Christmas. I verify this World War story surfaced through President Reagan in 1985, and all facts are verified as accurate. I would love to share it with you in this “Everything Christmas Blog.”

Enjoy the song, “Let There Be Peace on Earth”:

As WWI was winding down, Generals swore there’d never be another war truce at Christmas observed (such as the historical event of the Germans and Americans uniting on Christmas Day). Bloody beyond belief, “The Battle of the Bulge” brings home horrible memories… except for a chosen few.

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Battle of the Bulge

Snow was on the ground, and bitter temps plummeted on Christmas Eve. A wounded and lost soldier in the woods stumbled upon a cottage in Huertgen Forest, near the Belgian border. Inside the dimly lit cabin, a mother and her son heard a knock on the door. She was hoping it was her husband coming home for Christmas Eve dinner. Instead, the intruder was a lost American soldier, not even old enough to vote. Startled, Elizabeth carefully examined his condition. He begged for food and a moment to thaw. He was just a mere child shot by the Nazis.

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Huertgen Forest, near the Belgian border.

A little twelve-year-old Fritz sympathetically watched his mother care for the enemy, Ralph Blank, who could have easily killed them. Neither spoke the other’s language but conversed just the same. As she tended to his injuries, the best she could, another knock broke the silence. Hoping it might be the love of her life this time, Fritz ran to see. But the tone of the voice behind the door told his mom it wasn’t his father either.

Pushing Fritz away from the chill, four Germans coerced her into letting them inside the home. But before she opened the door, she had to be honest and tell them she had a request which might get her murdered. The German corporal responded, “It is the Holy Night, and there will be no shooting here.” They left their guns outside and were then welcomed in to have dinner with her other uninvited guest.

Two of the German soldiers were only sixteen-years-old, and the corporal was twenty-three years of age. One was an intern at med school, and he dressed the wounds of the young, bleeding American. With the help of some broken French, the German soldiers explained their positioning to Ralph. Elizabeth told Fritz to go get Hermann, the chicken, for this very rare occasion of friendship at wartime.

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So, picture this….. a little cabin, deep in the woods, buried in snow with five combatants. Also present was a distraught mother with a twelve-year-old son, and no husband to defend her! But the squeamish soldiers became comfortable sitting together around the fire.

Ralph told the German soldiers he was lost, pointing in the assumed direction. One soldier reached into his pocket and gave him a compass and a map. He told Ralph which direction to go to get back to his line. Then everyone gave thanks to God for this rare occasion.

At the end of the evening, everyone graciously thanked their host – a wonderful woman. She welcomed them regardless of their beliefs of war. She kindly fed them and sent them off. Shaking hands and wishing each other a Merry Christmas, all the soldiers were back to wartime. Just one quick hug and a salute, and they parted ways before they enemy caught them.

Fifty years passed and Fritz Vincken now lived in Honolulu, Hawaii. He tells he and his mother’s touching story to friends every holiday. But one year, an old vet in a nursing home in Frederick, Maryland described the very same incident. As fate revealed, the television show, Unsolved Mysteries, put this American soldier and German child together, once again, in 1995. Ralph Blank, still had the compass and map from the German soldier. They had lots to get caught up on! Ralph told Fritz, “Your mother saved my life.” This reunion was the high point of Fritz’s life.

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Ralph Blank and Fritz Vincken reunion

Fritz passed away on December 8, 2002, almost 58 years to the day of the Christmas truce. He was forever grateful for his mother’s recognition. She so bravely deserved it. The lesson to learn from this touching true story is you’ll never know how, or when, your generosity will touch someone. Remember, we are all God’s children, no matter the language or circumstance.

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Be sure to join us again on Thursday, December 20th, for another Everything Christmas Blog!

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