Monthly Archives: November 2015

Letter to Evil:

To all those in the darkness, and anything wanting to hurt me, bring me down, or pull me from God’s path; to Satan/Lucifer/The Devil and the like, his followers, and those with evil hearts:

You can yell at me, hate me, attack me and wish me gone, but you’ll never break me. My God gives me strength, and I will press on, even if it’s just to piss you off.  I get stronger with every attack you throw at me, and you will not win, because I am already spoken for.  I belong to God, and He laughs at your attempt to sway me, as to I.

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For the next month, I will be celebrating the amazing man who can boast the Heavenly Father as His actual Father, although He never would (humble guy, Jesus 😉 ). I don’t know when He was actually born, but December is a month for Him.

My Christmas music is on, my Spirit is light, and I will be spreading God’s love anywhere I can.  While I know the attacks will increase, I take it all with a smile. I hope to piss you off; I hope you hate my guts; I hope you writhe in anger and rage, at the joy my Father gives me daily.  Every attack you throw, not only makes me stronger, but brings me closer to the God you loathe.

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So bring it on – you’re helping me turn into the diamond God made me to be.

Signed,

Your grinning enemy.

deal with it audrey hepburn

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hiya everybody!  Happy Thanksgiving!

I know this blog has been slightly boring for a while, which I hate, and makes me cringe.  I have definite plans to get back to blogging, on all my blogs, asap.

I wanted to take time out today though, to say thank you.

I don’t know what you’re doing today, or what your outlook on this holiday is, or if you even celebrate it.  What I do know, is that you’re awesome, and I’m thankful for YOU.  When I say my prayers today, I’ll be including you in there.

Thank you all for following us, for reading our goofy posts, and for always inspiring us to do better.

Have a wonderful day, no matter what you’re doing, and we’ll talk to you all soon! 😀

Hidden History – Irish Slaves

Random rant, but this is something I’m seeing bashed and bad-mouthed a lot more lately, and people are ticking me off with it. Irish Slaves.

Seriously, how does no one remember or talk about this? Like, ever??? Do people read?

This article has a ton of fantastic info – well worth the few minutes it would take to educate yourself a little more.

“The Irish slave trade began when James VI sold 30,000 Irish prisoners as slaves to the New World. His Proclamation of 1625 required Irish political prisoners be sent overseas and sold to English settlers in the West Indies.

By the mid 1600s, the Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua and Montserrat. At that time, 70% of the total population of Montserrat were Irish slaves.

Ireland quickly became the biggest source of human livestock for English merchants. The majority of the early slaves to the New World were actually white.

During the 1650s, over 100,000 Irish children between the ages of 10 and 14 were taken from their parents and sold as slaves in the West Indies, Virginia and New England. In this decade, 52,000 Irish (mostly women and children) were sold to Barbados and Virginia.

Another 30,000 Irish men and women were also transported and sold to the highest bidder. In 1656, Cromwell ordered that 2000 Irish children be taken to Jamaica and sold as slaves to English settlers.

Many people today will avoid calling the Irish slaves what they truly were: Slaves. They’ll come up with terms like “Indentured Servants” to describe what occurred to the Irish. However, in most cases from the 17th and 18th centuries, Irish slaves were nothing more than human cattle.

As an example, the African slave trade was just beginning during this same period. It is well recorded that African slaves, not tainted with the stain of the hated Catholic theology and more expensive to purchase, were often treated far better than their Irish counterparts.

African slaves were very expensive during the late 1600s (£50 Sterling). Irish slaves came cheap (no more than £5 Sterling). If a planter whipped, branded or beat an Irish slave to death, it was never a crime.”

This is my argument when people start their slavery rants. African Americans were one of the kinds of slaves, yes, but not the only ones, and not the worst treated. Think about that – Irish slaves were treated worse than African American slaves.

Do we have our own month? No. College funds? No. Do people give a hoot if an Irish-man is elected president? Nope.

Kind of silly, this country cares so much about one set of people because they are loud and angry, but ignore another because they have accepted it and moved on, looking toward the future instead of the past. #lifelessons #notfair #hiddenhistory

I only shared a few passages – if this interests you, please, go read some more, and do your homework.

https://peoplestrusttoronto.wordpress.com/2014/12/27/irish-the-forgotten-white-slaves/

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