Friday, November 20, 2015

Thanksgiving Thoughts

My fantastic readers, let us give thanks and praise
here at Thanksgiving but also throughout the year,
for our countless blessings.

Of all the many blessings which we enjoy, let us be
especially thankful for living in the most free, the most
prosperous, the most righteous nation in this big wide
world: The United States of America. A place where
we can be whatever we want to be; do whatever we
want to do; go wherever we want to go, within or
outside of our borders; worship when, where, and
how we want to; have whatever we want to have;
and speak freely and unreservedly on whatever
topic we feel so moved to speak out on. Let us hold
these thoughts in our minds while we prepare to tuck
into our Thanksgiving turkeys and geese, the potatoes,
the green beans, the carrots, the dinner rolls and butter,
and the rich desserts (and let us be thankful for being
able to enjoy so much good food as well!). We have
so much and therefore so much to be thankful for!

God bless you all, my beautiful readers!
And God bless America!


Thursday, November 19, 2015

A Terrible Redux

Paris has been attacked again, and by radical Islamists
as last time. ISIS claimed credit for this, their latest
attack outside of their core territory of Syria and Iraq,
in which they took hostages in a concert hall and killed
some of them. They also attacked other sites in the
City of Lights, and the death toll is still climbing as I type
this piece. All this took place on Friday, November 13,
a day which proved all too frighteningly well to be unlucky
for the beautiful capital city of France.

This comes ten months after the attack on Paris-based
magazine Charlie Hebdo in which the editor of the
publication and ten other staff members were shot
and killed while eleven others were wounded by two
Islamic extremists who took issue with CH's satirical
missives against their faith and a likeness of the prophet
Mohammed displayed on the cover of an issue in which
the magazine's stinging takes on both had appeared.
Your outraged Peasant shall have more to say regarding
this latest tragedy in due course but for now wants to ask
you, my grand readers, to keep Paris and her people in your
prayers; please pray for comfort for the afflicted and justice
to be meted out to the savage perpetrators of this latest



Monday, November 9, 2015

A Prayer for Our Veterans

My friends, I want to do something different
for this Veterans Day to honor our brave veterans,
past and present. So I shall share with you this
beautiful prayer for our brave fellow Americans.
This lovely prayer outdoes everything that your
appreciative Peasant has said on past Veterans
Days, as well as anything further that I could
say this Veterans Day. I know not its author,
but this prayer is a heartfelt tribute to all our
selfless, patriotic veterans who have helped us
to be and to remain a free country which bows to
no one but our Heavenly Father.

Almighty God,

You are our Creator and Sustainer.

You are our Light and our Fortress.

You are our Wisdom and our Strength.

Lord, you moved upon men to establish this great
nation. You stirred men to hope and to dream for a
land of freedom. We praise for this great nation.

Lord, you have inspired many of our best and brightest
to volunteer to proudly stand and defend our beloved
country. You have given us brave and loyal men and
women who have steadfastly served in their chosen
branch of our military.

We gather today to remember our military personnel.
We acknowledge that their service enables us to walk
as free men and women in this great land.

Lord, today we seek to honor your sons and daughters
who have served or are serving our country. We are
reminded that because of their service we can live in

We ask that you abundantly bless those who have
previously served. May their service time be rewarded
in every way. May they gain earthly and heavenly
blessings from their unselfish love of country.

Lord, we stop now and remember those who are currently
serving. We ask that you provide them with your protection,
your strength, and your peace. We ask that you would
abundantly provide for all their needs. We ask that you
would enable them to overcome every personal and
professional obstacle. We ask that you would protect
their families from hurt and harm.

May each of our veterans feel honored not just today but
every day.

Father, we also give special recognition to our wounded
warriors. We realize that many of our heroes are dealing
with physical and emotional wounds that occurred as a
result of their time of service to our country.

We ask that they would be given the best treatments
available and that you would add your supernatural
blessings to all the efforts given to them to help them.
We ask that you, Lord, would show them miracles as
they seek to gain health, stability, and wholeness.

We pray these things in Jesus' name,