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All Apologies – Response to Biden SOTU & 2000 Mules by D’Souza

Friends, I truly desire my writings to be uplifting and encouraging – but in doing so I cannot ignore political issues – especially in these days and living in Upstate NY (NY-21).  So kindly allow me a little leeway (decompressing from the Biden Presidential State of the Union) before we jump into scripture.

 I know I cannot be the only New Yorker who’s beyond disgusted with this so-called presidential administration and the SOTU. Biden strayed very far away from the actual state of our union by wagging the Russian-Ukrainian proverbial dog while ignoring inflation realities of every-day Americans.

Come on man … we can’t talk about our economic failures when we have a country to destroy!

And don’t get me going with the NY Attorney General Letitia James and her Trump witch-hunt to keep him out of 2024. It’s truly unconscionable what these NY Democrat politicians have done – and are continuing to do to our state. I truly pray more Republicans like Congresswomen Elise Stefanik are elected.

Thank God for American Patriots like author and filmmaker Dinesh D‘Souza, among others mind you, like Catherine Engelbrecht of True the Vote, who together with D’Souza released a trailer to their new movie: 2000 Mules.

2000 Mules is the video evidence of how “the 2020 Presidential Election was rigged and stolen,” as President Trump has stated, and in which I, and millions of other thinking Americans agree with.

Here’s how crazy the system is:

In 2014 D’Souza, targeted by the Obama Administration for his anti-Obama movie titled ‘Obama’s America’ was charged with violating campaign finance laws, even though Obama himself, and other figures like Rosie O’Donnell, have also violated campaign finance laws.

And although you, me and D’Souza can max out at a few thousand dollars donating to perspective political candidates, Facebook poured $419.5 million into the 2020 presidential election – all without any consequences.  WOW … and we’re supposed to have confidence in our elections? Hello, Article V – Convention of StatesNEW YORK – I’m looking at you please. Dear God Almighty, help us!


To An Unknown God – for your encouragement and renewed perspective lovey

In Acts 17:24-30, the Apostle Paul is continuing his missionary journey on his way to Corinth, the political capital of Greece. From Thessalonica, Berea and now Athens – Paul is found declaring the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ ‘in the synagogues with the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles, and in the market place everyday with those who happened to be present’.  

‘Some of the Epicurean and stoic philosophers were conversing with him … because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection … and they took him to the Areopagus … as all the Athenians and strangers visiting there used to spend their time in nothing more than telling or hearing something new’ [as during Paul’s time, Athens was considered the university center of the world].

Paul, ‘passing through and examining the objects of your worship’ and finding an ‘altar with the inscription, TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.’ ‘What therefore you worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you:

 “The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; neither is he served by human hands; as though he needs anything, since He himself gives to all life and breathe and all things; and He made from one every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times, and the boundaries of their habitation, that they should seek God, if perhaps they might grope [reach out] for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His offspring’. Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and thought of man. Therefore, having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man [Jesus] whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.”

BOOM … mic check … it’s the Gospel Message lovey … and staying connected to Christ gives us strength to walk in love despite circumstances. Read the rest of the story here in the Book of Acts!

Blessings, Mary Budesheim

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Did You Know God Loves to Showcase His Mercy?

How would we live our lives if we truly understood that our purpose is to love Him and to love His reflection in our neighbors? The truth is we are chosen, loved, welcomed, counted holy and blameless because of what Christ accomplished on the cross for us. Jesus said “It is finished” (John 19:30) and He alone paid the price for us to be received by His Father in eternity.

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Christians, Can We Stop Romanticizing Marriage & Scriptures Already?

Don’t get me wrong, I believe healthy marriages are the foundation to any flourishing society and I’m in no way minimizing or chastising marriage or the need for children and families. I’m simply advocating for realism in our Christian literature and daily devotionals targeted towards women – especially as it relates to the relationship between Christ as the bridegroom and the church as the bride. It's like the Easter Bunny to Christ’s Resurrection or Santa Clause to the Birth of Christ - and it's the exact reason I prefer Oswald Chambers over others like Max Lucado.