I'd really like to hear what you think of the new cover, as a professional graphic artist was used, for which I owe a dead friend for sponsoring this. I hope to continue using her, as book sales allow. But, check out one of my books on Kindle and let me know what you think, from cover to the actual writing. Improvement is always needed and for this I rely on my readers and their critique.
I've ordered a new box of books to sell this summer, hitting the Bible stores, fairs and festivals. Now, if you would like a signed copy, mail me your book and I'll be delighted to sign it and mail it back, no cost for return mail,l as I'll take care of that. I never knew my signature was worth anything until people began asking for it. I once discover a book written by one of our former governors, a good man, and found his signature in it. I checked to make sure, now it sits in my library. But, because of my memory problems I cannot recall his name right now.
Now, this is an exciting month for me...sort of. I find it hard to believe that I will be turning 65 years old. My darling wife will be turning 60 next month and in July we celebrate out 38th year of marriage. I mean, where has all the time gone? I look at photos of my beautiful children, grandchildren and now have my two great-grandchildren living with me, and I feel so blessed, so incredibly blessed. I recall playing one of those stupid board games that will foretell your future. I can't remember the name of it, but you put your hands on it and let some mysterious spirit move your hands around. Well, I was about 13, maybe 14, and it foretold that I was going to die at war and have 3 kids. Boy, that spirit sure blew it, as I have 6 kids and a whole bunch of others. Though I did go to war, but I had planned on joining the military when I was 5 years old. Thought I was going to be a Marine, but went with the Air Force because it offered a better family life and I was engaged. Life sure turned a lot of flips in the years to follow. Anyhow with this birthday, I'll be eligible for Social Security, which comes with an extra $400-$500 a month and Medicaid. Now I might be able to receive a couple surgeries I've been putting off, probably a brain transplant and shorter feet. Years ago the doctors gave me pills to help me lose weight, and I did lose over 150-lbs. Now the Doc's are giving me pills to help put weight back on. I'm not sure our doctors really know that much about the drugs they give us. I'm almost weened off a major pain drug that I've been taking for 30 years and believe me the weening process has not been all that fun. Please, if you get given a new drug, check out the side-effects and then decide if you think its worth it. I listened to the Docs, and didn't read all the side effects I could expect. Then the company contacted me and told me that pill I took for 30 years should have been used for only 5 days. No wonder why my memory works so poorly. But, thankfully, no dementia in my family- either side. Of course I've already outlived my father and his father. No, I'll be here until the Lord calls me home.
Yes, I know this journal is a bit longer than usual, but I felt like talking with my friends. Still, it is time to move along to the news.
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: "Group of nearly 100- Iranians stuck in Vienna files a Class-Action suit against DHS(Department of Homeland Security) following denial of refugee resettlement."
JERUSALEM ONLINE: "Russian officials caution Israel of S-300 Missile Systems arriving in Syria."...."Israel will suffer 'catastrophic consequences ' if it attacks future S-300 system in Syria."
GATESTONE INSTITUTE NEWS: "Belgium: First Islamic State in Europe?" Leaders of Belgium's Islam Party Apparently Want to Turn Belgium Into An Islamic State: They Call It 'Islamist Democracy' And Have Set A Target Date: 2030." The idea for their program is "confusingly simple", replace all the civil and penal codes with sharia law.
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: Report- "Iranian-backed 'sleep-cell' militants hibernating in the U.S., positioned for attack. ( Read the story).
GATESTONE NEWS: "Spain: Jihad Continues"- Report: Since March 2004 attacks on Madrid's trains, Spanish authorities have arrested more than 750 jihadists, in 243 counter-terrorism operations"- According to their Interior Ministry. ALSO- Germany: Migrant Crisis Delusions. The newly arrived asylum seekers were found to be behind 90% of increased violent crimes in State of Saxony. As of December 2017, an estimated 600,000 able-bodied asylum seekers in Germany were on welfare. Story on April 2018 Poverty in Germany is at an All-Time Historic High. Report- Chancellor Merkel continues to paint a false picture of the country's current state.
THOUGHTFUL MIND QUOTE: "Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by act of love. Power based on love is a thousands time more effective and permanent then the one derived from year of punishment." Mahatma Gandhi.
THOUGHTFUL MIND QUOTE: " YOU DON'T MAKE PROGRESS BY STANDING ON THE SIDELINES, WHIMPERING AND COMPLAINING. YOU MAKE PROGRESS BY IMPLEMENTING IDEAS." SHIRLEY CHISHOLM.
JERUSALEM ONLINE: "Friday's clashes on Gaza/Israel Border show( also through photos), HAMAS was using children as human shields during the weekend clash. 15 HAMAS members arrested on West Bank by Israeli Defense Force.
LIBERTY VIDEO NEWS: State of California Values Political Correctness Over Constitutional Rights, if new bill passing through their state assembly is passed. Bill calls for the ban of selling any book that speaks negatively toward homosexuality- which includes the sale of Bibles.
THOUGHTFUL MIND QUOTE: "Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory." Dr. Seuss
ISRAEL ONLINE NEWS: United Nations Human Rights Chief Decries Israel's Use of Excessive Force in Gaza," as Israel fights to protect it's border. ALSO- Israeli Defense Force Kill 3 Palestinians on Gaza Border as hundreds try to breach Israeli fence.
AMERICAN LIBERTY REPORT: "New report proves Clinton Campaign laundered millions during election run." The Committee to Defend President Clinton filed a complaint with the Federal Election Committee, accusing Hillary Victory Fund of soliciting cash in an amount of $89 million money laundering conspiracy, during the 2016 election. (No evidence as of yet to show Hillary Clinton knew of this.) (Read the report if you want further information.)
GATESTONE NEWS: "Ukraine: Is Russia Planning a New Invasion?" After 4 years of war, Russia is said to have 260,000 troops deployed along the Ukraine Border.
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: "U.S. confirms authenticity of secret Iran nuclear documents, officials see game-over for deal." Story by Adam Kredo
ALSO: "Flooding The Voter Rolls in US and Greece." George Soros has reportedly written a 220-page guide on how to create a permanent voting majority for the Democratic Party by enlarging the US Electorate by 10-million voters by 2018. It is reported to be believed that in Greece, citizenship will be as easy to obtain as a fishing license. A total of 800,000 immigrants in Greece soon to become citizens, which is the equivalent of 32-million voters in the United States.
ALSO- "Turkey Calls on Europe to Criminalize "Islamophobia".
THOUGHTFUL MIND QUOTE: "Keep love in your heart. A life without it, is like a sunless garden when the flowers are all dead." Oscar Wilde.
ALSO- "One measure of your success will be the degree to which you build up others, who work with you. While building up others, you will build up yourself." James E. Casey. ( I found this to be true, both in the military and when I was a Police Chief.)
Well, my friends, that's it for this week. We should all be watching and praying for what is happening in Israel and its close neighbors, to include Eastern Europe, and the possibility of nuclear war spreading into World War III. The growth of Islam should also be observed and our prayers are called for, if for nothing else but to protect the United States from falling victim to the Sword of Islam. As to whether or not Islam could become the one-church, I can only observe its growth and leave the years to come to my family and friends. With its spread, democracy appears to be lost, at least from what I have observed. Seeing the growth of Islam in China has greatly surprised me, as this country was looked upon as the secure home of the Buddhist faith. Now, the last number I have seen is that Islam has grown to 8% of the Chinese people. Throughout Southeast Asia, the Muslims have surged, to where the Buddhists monks now go around armed. A very unusual sight, as they were so anti-violence when I observed them in Vietnam and Thailand.
I wish you all a glorious day, a fine week and enjoy your loved ones. God Bless, BILL