Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Battle Hymn of the Republic and Abortion

Same Evil
(by R.P.Edwards)

The same evil
That brought the whip
Is behind the Doctor's 
Tear and rip
The same demons
Behind the chains
Are those that dine
On babies brains
The same evil
That fed the South
Now fills the leftist's
Mind and mouth
But NOT the same
Our dearest need
A Lincoln's rise
To speak and lead

This offering is written after the second presidential debate and after the lewd revelation of a decade past. Ho hum. As someone who has experienced four years in the navy and over 23 years in heavy industry, nasty talk does not dissuade me from my decision in this election.

Abortion, in the eyes of God, is murder. It was allowed as law, not due to the democratic process, but because 7 judges willed it so. Ms Clinton is VERY pro-abortion. Mr Trump...is not. It's where I begin, and he still has my vote.

As an aside: since evil exists in a realm not limited by fleshly decay, it is only reasonable to believe that evil entities perpetually influence where they are allowed. Abortion is one of these areas (C'mon, killing your own offspring?). And, since "dehumanizing" was essential to perpetuate American slavery, it is reasonable to assume that the same vile spirits that instructed towards that end are now, in our day, working the same tack.

Having said that, on occasion, at our local abortion clinic, I'll sing aloud a solo rendition of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" to go along with prayer and proclamations (NOT while women are heading towards the door; that's the time for gentle exhortation). Why? Because this is a war, dear reader. There is good. There is evil. And "Making America Great Again," must include the protection and cherishing of the most innocent and vulnerable among us.

The song: It contains my "solo" performance, plus some additional tracks to fill it out a bit.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Mike Pence, the real deal

(by R.P.Edwards)

Mike Pence
The real deal
Passionate facts
Not perfunctory spiel 
A depth of doing
Of heart and hand
Showing the knowing
Making a stand

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
And before you were born I consecrated you;
I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
(Jeremiah 1:5 NASB)

When I heard it I took notice; it was a bell-ringer; a whistle to attention; a substantive salute. I'm referring to the above scripture that VP candidate, Mike Pence, mentioned in the debate with his Hillary counterpart, Tim Kaine.

You see, this particular verse is one of the Biblical backers that makes God's view on life in the womb known. In essence, the Almighty says to the prophet "I" made you in the womb; "I" recognized and consecrated you before you were born; "I" had your life already planned out for you.

For the believer who is actually concerned about the Lord's opinion in this area this is a rock to stand upon. The God of the Bible recognizes (and indeed "makes") the person in the womb. From here the Sixth commandment applies, "Thou shalt not murder."

Anyway, the mention of this verse caught my attention for it means the future VP has a depth of faith beyond the hopeful expressions of  "wordsmiths and handlers."  I only hope that other Christ followers dare delve deeper into the Word of God. If they do, their vacillating on the Life issue will come to an end. 

Well done, Governor Pence.

Following is a little song that might help the Trump effort.



Monday, October 3, 2016

In memory of Pedro Gomez

Pedro Gomez 1956-1985

Not of Works
(by R.P.Edwards)

See me shine
All is mine
But Heaven's gate
Takes NONE of these
Just simple faith
On bended knees

28 Therefore they said to Him, “What shall we do, so that we may work the works of God?” 29 Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.”
(John 6:28,29)

Yes, yes, it's been a long time since I clicked the keyboard and offered my simple analysis and insight. 

I'd like to say I was on sabbatical; exploring and expanding my view of things. But no, I have been here, in my humble Midwestern digs, mulling about and NOT blogging. 

Oh, with all the doings of the candidates (debate etc) I've had many a thought that, "Hey, I could write about that." But "those" thoughts lacked the strength and stamina to get me moving.

But this post, dear reader, IS weighty AND worthy. You see, in my office (of sorts) there is a book shelf which contains the odds and ends of a life somewhat disorganized. Among the clutter are two year books from a Christian college I attended in the eighties. Perhaps I'll speak more of it sometime, but since the Lord has allowed me some musical talent, I was asked (in 1985) upon the tragic death of a fellow student, to come up with something for a memorial gathering. The song, "Jesus, He is my only claim," is the result.

His name was Pedro Gomez, 29, and his desire was to lead others to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ; the Savior he had accepted just three years prior. I didn't "know" Pedro very well (I, a married type in married housing, and he, not) but we were, and ARE, brothers. And although his cut-short existence didn't allow for a longer re'sume', it turns out only "one" item is needed.

Anyway, I had the mindset to YouTube (ize) some old songs. This one came to mind; as did the yearbook; as did Pedro. I think God is in it. 

God bless you as you listen.  Jesus, He is my only claim


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

One people, One God, One American flag

WE Choose
(by R.P.Edwards)

With godless views
Cultured barbarians
Bring the news
With pagan speech
ALL above
They love to teach
School the dullards
Me and You
Rework the founding
Reshape the true
But THESE are phantoms
Of vapor's length
Choose God
And strength

"We will be one people, under one God, saluting one American flag"
(Donald J. Trump, Sept 7, 2016)

I forget the "title" of the address: Foreign policy, military musings...not sure. But Mr. Trump laid out, yet again, a comprehensive plan as to his leanings in the event of his presidency being confirmed. 

I liked it.

You know, it's so darn refreshing to have someone who doesn't acquiescence to the godless elite in our land: The PCers; the arrogant academics and their spawn. And, Mr Trump is that someone. Not used to fawning and faking; he tells it like it is. And, how "it is" is dire. 

Concerning the quote: It was an "in your face" utterance that I appreciate much. YES, we ARE one people. YES, we recognize one God (check out Washington's Bible for a clue), AND YES, when we become Americans we leave our old flag behind. 

Good job, Mr Trump. Keep it coming.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

America, Great again

What we can
(by R.P.Edwards)

Some do this
Some do that
Some give thin
Some give fat
Some are cool
Others hot
Some will run
Others trot
Some consumed
Others taste
Some choose steady
Others haste
But ALL believers
We ALL contribute
What we can

Made a pro-Trump video (above, click link below photo). It's something I can do. No, not Hollywood, but not bad for a steelworker. 

I've written about the Donald before; my transition. No, he hasn't passed the "perfect" test, but I believe he'll do more to the good than the alternative.  

So, I support him. Without apology. And, of course, I'll be praying for the election and Mr Trump in particular (although offerings on behalf of HC are also in order [a Christian thing]). 

And, I hope my little song encourages.


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The Naysayers

The Naysayers
(by R.P.Edwards)

Just like clockwork
They raise their voice
Disrupting drones
Attacking choice
They invade the rally
And yell their "few"
But ignoring "them"
Is what we do
And I wonder why
They act that way
No doubt, for many
They're there for pay
But their annoying push
Their master "plan"
Just builds resolve
To elect "the man."

I caught the tail end of Donald Trump's economic speech in Detroit. Flipped through the channels, and there it was. "Man, I wanted to see that," says I. "Oh well, I can always catch it on YouTube after a while."

"It's probably there now," says my savvy 15 year old who was computer occupied. 

And so it was.

Now, as a laid off Union Steelworker this pro-America communication was indeed welcome. But, it was not all "Ahh" and "Amen" in the audience. No, there was a smattering of discontent interspersed among the faithful and I suspect these were not passionate singles; but rather compensated drones. "Go there. Do this. Say that."

And I wonder; what do they wish to accomplish? For, dear reader, instead of driving me away from the Donald; their anarchist antics...push me towards.

BTW, please notice the new novel on the right sidebar (SIR JOHN & THE QUEST OF PROVING). A Christian/fantasy/Allegory: Check it out!


Monday, August 1, 2016

The Art of the Spiel

Lies Perfected
(by R.P.Edwards)

Practice makes perfect
It's true here as well
To speak like an angel
Though the lie is from hell

I DIDN'T want to watch it--I usually fast forward, or mute, or pause and then scoot past--but I thought it might be helpful, informative. So, after a little internal debate, I went to "start over" and did so. Truthfully, my gut was a bit perturbed at the initial intake but, over time, I grew to admire the skillful manipulation of the language. Truly a professional. 

I write, of course, of a recent interview involving a certain Presidential nominee who is NOT Donald Trump. 

But, I'll not pile on the former Secretary of State, other than to say that Mr Trump could learn a thing or two from the pearl merchant. So careful. So crafty. So cool under fire. Yes, the Billionaire who is used to speaking his mind (and we love him for it!) he would be wise to observe the opposition and incorporate just a hint of her expertise. Except, of course, we need truth.