It is a really sad day in America when those who try to feed our hungry children are persecuted. Down is up, and Evil and Selfishness are up, and are perceived as Good. It tells us in the Bible, that we are supposed to take care of our own First, then try to help others! In America there are those who have tried to help feed the homeless, and they have been fined and threatened with jail, now that is just Un-American and Un-Christian!! I thank GOD everyday that He answered my prayers and sent us President Trump to help us take back our country from the Demons!

My God, we have hungry and homeless here in America yet our Crooked politicians are trying to help the Illegals and Criminals!

Obama the Terrorist was feeding the ENEMY = satanic muslims! Allah is NOT God! Their allah is the Devil!


A Spiritual Renewal

There must be a spiritual renewal of your thoughts and attitudes.

You must display a new nature because you are a new person, created in God’s likeness–righteous, holy, and true.

So put away all falsehood and “tell your neighbor the truth” because we belong to each other.

And “don’t sin by letting anger gain control over you.”

Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a mighty foothold to the devil.

source: Ephesians 4: 23-27 NLT


ONE DAY AT A TIME~My Will or God’s Will?

God gave me the reminder to take my life “One Day at a Time”. With all the craziness of our world and all the problems of life, it is hard to “stay in the now”.

 So, I decided to write about it, and share my experience, strength, and hope.  It has been one of the hardest things for me to learn since my recovery began twenty six years ago. I always lived in “regret” about the past, or “fear” of the future. I never lived in today.  I either allowed others to make my decisions for me, and then blamed them when things went wrong or tried to control others decisions for them. Yes, I started out doing it out of love, but then it became an “obsession”. It was as though if I focused on you, then I did not have to look at me. I have found that I have the choice to be “God-centered”, “Self-centered”, or “Other-centered”. I have lived them all! The only choice that I want today is “God-centered”. This subject kind of ties into the Step 11 post that I wrote.

Oh, by the way everyone has problems. I did not know that. I thought that a lot of other people had life a lot easier than me. Today, I break up my problems into steps. I use the twelve steps to help me find a “solution” to my “problem”. There are some things that I have no control over! We live in a sinful world, that is a Reality! We are in a “Spiritual Warfare” for our lives and our souls. I do believe that there is good and evil in this world, and sometimes bad things happen to good people. Yes, sometimes Reality sucks!

As a little girl, I was a free spirit and yearned for a world where everyone was good, nice, kind, and the world was at peace. There were no wars, or abuse, or the devil in my “dream world”. Everyone loved everyone else. As an adult, I have accepted the fact that I cannot have my way, and that life is not like that.

Today, I live in Reality! I apply the steps to any problem that I have. Step 1: What is the problem? Step 2: What are some solutions? Step 3: What are the consequences of those solutions? Step 4: Which do I choose? Step 5: What if the solution does not solve the problem? Step 6: I can choose to be angry or accept reality, and get on with my life. 

Today, I take life “One Day at a Time”, one problem at  a time, one solution at a time. I choose not to be a “martyr” and allow others to “abuse” me or “use” me, because then I get “resentments” and it messes with my serenity, besides the fact that I do not believe that is God’s will for me. Some things we are “powerless” over, but some things God wants us to do. God works through people, as well as the devil does. 



I learned this song as a child, and I really love it today. We are to deliver the message, and they can do with it what they will. They will have to pay their consequences not us. No more EXCUSES! No matter what happens to me, I know that Jesus loves me and will NEVER forsake me. I left Him, he did not leave me. Like a gentleman, he waited for me to choose His will for my life. No one can separate us from God unless we allow them to. We must contine to “fight the good fight, and fight evil! We are in a Spiritual War for our souls! Satan works through people and comes in many forms to seek and destroy.  


The Farmer and the Viper~Good Versus Evil

Good has been fighting evil since Adam and Eve. It is not a new story to anyone who has read the Bible. We are all in a Spiritual Battle for our souls. The devil works through people, just as God does. We must continue to fight the evil that is consuming our country and our lives! I believe without a doubt that the devil is in the W.H. and our Congress. The devil is every where. He uses our weaknesses to gain control over us to manipulate us into doing his will instead of God’s!! God’s will is for all things good and true. The devil is for all things evil and bad. We must continue the “good fight”. Onward Christian Soldiers

The Farmer and the Viper

The Farmer and the Viper is one of Aesop’s Fables, numbered 176 in the Perry Index. It has the moral that kindness to the evil will be met by betrayal and is the source of the idiom ‘to nourish a viper in one’s bosom’. 

The story

The story concerns a farmer who finds a viper freezing in the snow. Taking pity on it, he picks it up and places it within his coat. The viper, revived by the warmth, bites his rescuer, who dies realizing that it is his own fault. The story is recorded in both Greek and Latin sources. In the former, the farmer dies reproaching himself ‘for pitying a scoundrel’, while in the version by Phaedrus the snake says that he bit his benefactor ‘to teach the lesson not to expect a reward from the wicked’. The latter sentiment is made the moral in Medieval versions of the fable. Odo of Cheriton‘s snake answer’s the farmer’s demand for an explanation with a counter-question, ‘‘Did you not know that there is enmity and natural antipathy between your kind and mine? Did you not know that a serpent in the bosom, a mouse in a bag and fire in a barn give their hosts an ill reward?”

An illustration of La Fontaine‘s fable by Ernest Griset

There is an alternative version in which the farmer takes the snake home to revive it and is bitten there. Eustache Deschamps tells it this way in a moral ballade dating from the end of the 14th century in which the repeated refrain is ‘Evil for good is often the return’.

William Caxton amplifies this version by having the snake threaten the farmer’s wife and then strangle the farmer when he tries to intervene. In still another variation, the farmer kills the snake with an axe when it threatens his wife and children. La Fontaine tells it thus as Le villageois et le serpent (VI.13).

The Russian fabulist Ivan Krylov adapts the story to address contemporary circumstances in his “The Peasant & The Snake”. Written at a time when many Russian families were employing French prisoners from Napoleon I‘s invasion of 1812 to educate their children, he expressed his distrust of the defeated enemy. In his fable the snake seeks sanctuary in a peasant home and pleads to be employed ‘to embrace the kitten, caress a maid love-smitten,’ or to look after the young. The peasant replies that he cannot take the risk of endangering his family and kills the snake.

Hausa tale from the north of Nigeria has certain details similar to Aesop in its treatment of ingratitude for favours rendered. A farmer hides a hunted snake by allowing it to creep up his anus. When the snake refuses to leave its comfortable quarters, a heron helps him to expel it. The man then asks how to neutralise the poison that the snake has left and the heron tells him to make a medicine of six white fowl. The man ties it up to make the first of his victims but his wife frees it. On leaving, the heron pecks out one of her eyes. The story-teller ends with the remark that ‘if you see the dust of a fight rising, you will know that a kindness is being repaid’.

Proverbial use

Aesop’s fable was widespread in Classical times and allusions to it became proverbial. One of the very earliest is in a poem by the 6th century BCE Greek poet Theognis of Megara, who refers to a friend who has betrayed him as the ‘chill and wily snake that I cherished in my bosom’.  

In the work of Cicero it appears as In sinu viperam habere (to have a snake in the breast) and in Erasmus‘ 16th century collection of proverbial phrases, the Adagia, as Colubrum in sinu fovere (to nourish a serpent in one’s bosom). 

The usual English form is ‘to nourish a snake (or viper) in one’s bosom’, a phrase used by Geoffrey Chaucer (Merchant’s Tale, line 1786), William Shakespeare (Richard II 3.2.129–31,) John Milton (Samson Agonistes, line 763) and John Dryden (All for Love 4.1.464–66), among the foremost.

Modern versions

Nathaniel Hawthorne‘s short story “Egotism or The Bosom-Serpent” (1843) reinterprets the phrase used of Delilah in Milton’s dramatic poem Samson Agonistes. Milton was alluding to cherishing the proverbial ‘snake in the bosom’, in this case the woman who had betrayed him. In Hawthorne’s story a husband separated from his wife, but still dwelling upon her, becomes inturned and mentally unstable. The obsession that is killing him (and may even have taken physical form) vanishes once the couple are reconciled.

Khushwant Singh‘s short-story “The Mark of Vishnu” (1950) gives the story an Eastern background. A Brahmin priest, assured in the belief that a cobra has a godly nature and will never harm others if treated courteously, is nevertheless killed by the snake when trying to heal and feed it.[10]

The singer Al Wilson introduced a variant telling of the fable in his song “The Snake” (1968). There it is a ‘tender woman’ who finds a dying, half-frozen snake on the side of the road and takes it home to revive it. The snake later bites her, then says as she is dying in disbelief, “Silly woman, you knew I was a snake before you brought me in!”  This version is repeated in the film Natural Born Killers(1994).~~~Wikipedia

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