It's not usual for a Lord's wife to go shopping in the local super market but lady Somerleyton did so last week.
She went to the grocery store called Morrison's and picked up a few things for lunch.
I suppose in England she would be recognized by a few of the locals, after all she and her husband live at Somerleyton Hall and own 5,000 acres of land just west of Lowestoft in Norfolk.
It would appear that the good lady was not only spotted but her necklace was also appreciated. She happened to be wearing a 2 million dollar diamond and emerald pendant around her neck while she picked up her eggs and milk.
Horror of horrors! When she got home the pendant, a priceless family heirloom was gone!
Where could it be? She might well ask the question because those of us used to wearing bling could provide some ready answers.
Any one who trips out in public with baubles around their neck worth two million dollars needs a lesson in how the rest of humanity think.
Now the employees at Morrison's have been told to keep their"eyes peeled" while Lord and Lady Somerleyton keep their "fingers crossed" and, to add to the anatomy, while the thieves keep their "lips sealed."
Well, we might all smile as we read this but let me end on a sombre note. Concerning things precious Jesus said:
"What shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul, or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" This is not bling we are speaking of here and, concerning our soul, it is a question that the folly of Lady Somerleyton should bring to the forefront of all our minds.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Today, the United States, announced that it would no longer be a part of an "Educational Body" that has persistently harassed the nation of Israel and allowed its bigotry to be show-cased at the United Nation Assembly.
For this thinly disguised hatred of God's Chosen People they will now lose about 30% of their funding, which is the portion given by America each year. They will have to look else where for their money or severely scale back on their staff.
We welcome this news and also the announcement from Tel Aviv this morning that they have also given UNESCO the boot.
Why, Israel asks, would they donate money to an organization that has consistently voted against them in the world council and done what it could to inflame their quarrel with the Palestinians.
What is true for UNESCO can also be said of the United Nations itself. It is a bloated, bigoted body filled with haters of Christian values, shot through with croneyism and mired in unpaid dues owed to the United States.
Founded to bring peace to the earth I cannot recall that it has stopped ONE war since its inception, but it has managed to siphon untold billions of dollars into the pockets of the people with fancy suits and name tags by the Hudson River.
What did Cromwell say to the useless parliament of his day?
"You have sat too long for any good that you have been doing lately. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God GO!"
Please say it again Oliver.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Floods in Houston, hurricanes everywhere in the South East, earth quakes in Mexico and now a raging inferno in California.
Fires have rampaged through whole districts in Northern California driven by strong winds and fed by the dead under brush of four years of drought. Unstoppable has been the fury and indiscriminate the destruction as whole communities have been razed to the ground.
Can there possible be any good come from such a calamity? Well, all according to how you look at it, the answer is yes.
In the path of the inferno were fields of cannabis that had been planted in the spring and were ready for harvest.
Because of a federal law that prohibits the growth of the narcotic, insurers will not cover the farming and processing of marijuana nor its distribution. Consequently dozens of businesses that jumped on the band wagon of selling pot now find that their facilities are burned out with no insurance to cover their loss.
To use an American expression "Golly Gee! We are all broke up to hear the news"
No doubt come Spring of next year there will be another crop planted, but in the meantime large numbers of opportunists will be declaring bankruptcy and may even be joining some of their customers in the flop house to smoke a few joints by way of consolation.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Did we ever believe that an industry built upon the packaging, promotion and slick presentation of SEX would fail to have sexual predators in the head office?
This week, Harvey Weinstein, one of Hollywood's icons of power and prestige, was exposed in full frontal as one of the worst perpetrators in Sin City.
After the New York Times broke news of his sexual predations of young starlets under his patronage, a whole line up of women have come forward to tell their stories: accounts of the most sordid and salacious type of abuse that have finished Weinstein's career, led to his firing from the company he founded and to the departure of Georgina Chapman, his wife of ten years.
These revelations should not surprise us. Two weeks ago Hugh Hefner, pornographer-in-chief was put in a crypt next to Marylyn Monroe, the sex symbol of the sixties.
Now another living incarnation arises to take his place.
I have chosen the fallen statues of the mighty moguls of Mount Nimrod as my lead picture for this post.
Why? Two thousand years ago these were the giants that walked the earth; proud, unchallenged and monopolistic. They are now no more than headless relics with sightless eyes and broken feet, mouldering on a mountain top in Turkey. So it will be for all the godless, vain-glorious and arrogant who set themselves against the standards and rule of Almighty God.
Don't believe me? Ask Joseph Stalin. They just sold his bronze statue for scrap in Moscow.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Far beyond the numbers of deaths by gunshot or traffic accidents are the gruesome figures now listed for 2016: death by drug overdose.
An estimated 60,000, many coming from over-the-counter or prescription pain killers called opioids.
No longer does the packaged-poison have to be smuggled over the border from Mexico; the cursed stuff is manufactured and sold right here in the United States.
I am talking about medications like fentanyl, morphine, methadone, palladone, hydrocodone, oxycodone and a whole lot more. Basically they have the same ingredients as cocaine with a slightly different D.N.A. but all, when the user becomes addicted, have the same deadly effect.
Entire communities, especially in the Mid West and the North East are being decimated by hundreds of over-dose cases that have stretched hospitals and care facilities to the limit. AND THERE IS NO END IN SIGHT.
Last week 60 souls departed this life in the Las Vegas massacre. The whole nation is still in shock, but the far more frightening story is that TWICE that number (mainly young people) died of opioid overdoses in that seven day period.
A whole generation has lost it's way folks. Taught in public schools that they are no more than a cosmic-coincidence and little higher than the apes that swing in trees. Told that this life is all that there is and that the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ is a fairy story millions of young people have lost hope and direction.
Their response is "To hell with it. We will seek solace and solutions in our own way even if it means dying in a back alley in Dayton or crack-house in Columbus"
Tonight I would ask you to remember America in your prayers.
She needs them.