Monthly Archives: April 2014

4/13/2014 Uplifting and Spiritual Message

RedJackwFlagVeryNiceFriends, I pray the following message heals our feelings of discouragement, our sense of betrayal by those who fail to protect our country, our people.

May it uplift our heavy hearts from the struggle with medical issues, family situations or those in despair.

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A Firmly Set Anchor –  First Presidency Message By President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency

Not long ago I had the opportunity to sail on a great ship along the marvelous coast of Alaska, USA. While the captain prepared for the ship’s overnight stay in a remote pristine bay, he carefully evaluated the location and circumstances, such as the sequence of the tides, depth of the waters, and distance from dangerous obstacles. When satisfied, he dropped anchor so that the ship would remain safe and firmly anchored, allowing the passengers an opportunity to marvel at the spectacular beauty of God’s creations.

As I was looking at the coastline, I began to realize that the ship was drifting almost imperceptibly with the slightest amount of wind and underlying current. Nevertheless, the ship stayed firmly and persistently within a fixed circle defined by the length of the anchor line and the strength of the anchor.

The captain had not kept the anchor stored on the ship, ready to be lowered only if a storm should approach. No, he had anchored the vessel as a preventive measure and protected the ship from moving into unsafe waters or slowly drifting aground while passengers and crew felt safe.

As I was contemplating this scene, it occurred to me that if this wasn’t an opportunity for a parable, I had never piloted an airplane.

graceful EagleWhy We Need Anchors

The purpose of an anchor is to keep a ship safe and secure at a desired location or to help control the ship during bad weather. However, to accomplish these vital purposes, just having an anchor is not enough. The anchor must be solid, dependable, and used properly at the right time and place. Individuals and families need anchors as well.

Adversity can come as a great storm to blow us off course and threaten to cast us against the rocks. But sometimes we are also in danger when everything appears to be safe–the winds soft and the waters smooth. In fact, we can be in the greatest danger when we are drifting and movement is so slight that we scarcely notice it.

The Gospel Is Our Anchor

Anchors must be solid, strong, and well maintained to be ready when needed. In addition, they must be attached to a foundation capable of bearing the weight of opposing forces.

Of course, the gospel of Jesus Christ is such an anchor. It was prepared by the Creator of the universe for a divine purpose and designed to provide safety and guidance to His children.

What is the gospel, after all, besides God’s plan to redeem His children and bring them back into His presence?

Knowing that it is in the nature of all things to drift, we must firmly set our anchors on the bedrock of gospel truth. They must not be lightly lowered onto the sands of pride or barely touching the surface of our convictions.

This month we have an opportunity to hear from God’s servants in a general conference of the Church. Their words, joined with the scriptures and the promptings of the Spirit, provide a secure and steady bedrock foundation of eternal values and principles to which we can attach our anchors so we can remain steadfast and secure amid the struggles and trials of life.

The ancient prophet Helaman taught, “It is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall” (Helaman 5:12).

The Value of Firmly Set Anchors

Life has a way of testing our anchors and tempting us to drift. Nevertheless, if our anchors are correctly placed in the rock of our Redeemer, they will hold–no matter the force of the wind, the strength of the tide, or the height of the waves.

Of course, a ship is not designed to remain stationary in a harbor but rather to raise anchor and sail the seas of life. But that is a parable for another time.

For now, I take comfort in knowing that the anchor of the gospel and the rock of our Redeemer will keep us steady and secure.

Such an anchor will keep us from drifting into danger and misfortune. It will allow us the glorious opportunity to enjoy the incomparable beauties of the ever-changing and sublime scenery of life.

Life is beautiful and worth living. Wind, storm, and prevailing currents may tempt us to drift into dangers seen or unseen, but the gospel message and its divine power will keep us on our path back to the safe harbor of our Heavenly Father.

Let us, therefore, not only listen to the talks of the April general conference but also apply their messages as a firmly set anchor to our daily lives.

May God bless and guide us in this significant and essential endeavor!

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4/11/2014 LR399 DOES NOT REPRESENT NEBRASKANS !

Eagle Flag LogoSusan coverUpside Down Flag by illegalsFriends and fellow proud Americans, there is so much to report.  I will update my  post on the plea deal for Sergio-Perez and Louise Sollowin case but NOW it is urgent I update you on LR399. Beginning with the following letter I sent to Governor Heineman, Attorney General Jon Bruning, Sens Johanns and Fischer and others – here it is:

Dear Honorable Elected Officials and others:

Upon receiving Legislative Resolution LR399 from the Nebraska State Unicameral, please disregard it. It DOES NOT speak on behalf of the majority of Nebraskans. However, what it does represent is the wishes and efforts of liberal left senators who take up breathing space at our Nebraska legislature.

Shown below is a list of the votes/non votes on LR399:

PatrioticElephantNO Votes: Karpisek, McCoy, Smith

pic of kitty thumping pawPresent but NOT VOTING: Colby Coash – please Coash change your registration from a R to a D. YOUR support for illegal aliens is despicable. You do NOTHING but take up breathing space at the unicameral.

head in sandDIDN’T Bother to SHOW UP AT ALL to vote: Avery, Bloomfield, Brasch, Carlson, Chambers, Christensen, Conrad, Davis, Dubas, Garrett, Hadley, Janssen, Johnson, Kintner, Krist, Larson, Lautenbaugh, Murante, Nelson, Pirsch, Scheer, Schilz, Seiler, Watermeier

 

DonkeyYES VOTES: Adams, Ashford, Campbell, Cook, Crawford, GLoor, Ken Haar, Hansen, Harms, Burke Harr, Howard, Kolowski, Lathrop, McGill, Mello, Nordquist, Schumacher, Sullivan, Wallman, Wightman

Pants on Fire*Note that in spite of the many calls/emails that were made by opponents to LR399 and in spite of the NO VOTE promises made by most of the senators who didn’t even bother to show up to vote.

Thank you for your efforts in deterring illegal immigration to Nebraska and for your time and consideration.

Sincerely, Susan Smith, Nebraskans Advisory Group on Facebook
http://www.TheSusanSmithShow.wordpress.com “Eyes Wide Open”

POSTINGS I MADE ON MY FACEBOOK PAGES:

Serious EagleTO: Senators in Nebraska Legislature: You may think you can shuck and jive the voters but you would be wrong. RE: LR399 The Resolution that makes Nebraska an official SANCTUARY STATE for ILLEGAL ALIENS that ENCOURAGES Congress to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform/AMNESTY – I have the list of the Yes votes/No votes/Present but NOT voting and the list of 25 SENATORS WHO DIDN’T EVEN BOTHER TO SHOW UP to vote AT ALL. Trust me when I say that EVERY VOTER in the STATE OF NEBRASKA will get a copy of it. Good luck getting volunteers and donors for your campaigns once this list is out.

NO Votes: Karpisek, McCoy, Smith

Present but NOT VOTING: Colby Coash – please Coash change your registration from a R to a D. YOUR support for illegal aliens is despicable. You do NOTHING but take up breathing space at the unicameral.

DIDN’T Bother to SHOW UP AT ALL to vote: Avery, Bloomfield, Brasch, Carlson, Chambers, Christensen, Conrad, Davis, Dubas, Garrett, Hadley, Janssen, Johnson, Kintner, Krist, Larson, Lautenbaugh, Murante, Nelson, Pirsch, Scheer, Schilz, Seiler, Watermeier

YES VOTES: Adams, Ashford, Campbell, Cook, Crawford, GLoor, Ken Haar, Hansen, Harms, Burke Harr, Howard, Kolowski, Lathrop, McGill, Mello, Nordquist, Schumacher, Sullivan, Wallman, Wightman

Upside Down Flag by illegalsYou low counts, no counts let Sens McCoy and Smith stand ALONE to defend the citizens and LEGAL immigrants. YOU DESERTED YOUR FELLOW PATRIOTS, YOU BETRAYED your voters even though you got calls/emails from your CONSTITUENTS! LOOK IN THE MIRROR, take a real good look and hang your heads in SHAME.

SSSwhitedresspics 001Citizens and Legal Immigrants in Nebraska, I need you to SHARE THIS POSTING, Please copy it and put it in emails to everyone in your email book. Print it out and pass it out at townhall meetings and any other public places, Refer people to my FB page or Susan Smith FB or my website http://www.TheSusanSmithShow.wordpress.com – MAKE YOUR VOICE AND POSITION HEARD!

Folded FlagTAX DAY TEA PARTY in Nebraska Saturday, April 12th. People are angry over high taxes, trillions of dollars in debt and deficits, and excessive government spending. Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom and Tea Party Patriots-Nebraska will sponsor a Tax Day Tea Party in Omaha on Saturday, April 12. This event will run from 1 PM to 4 PM at Walnut Grove Park, 150th & Q Streets. Keynote speaker is Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert. Other speakers include candidates for federal, state, and local offices. There will be over 20 candidates and officeholders to talk to. Our tea party also will feature patriotic music, drawings for prizes, and tables loaded with conservative and Tea Party instructional materials, booklets, and DVDs. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness and to encourage citizens to become active as taxpayer watchdogs over government taxation and spending.

Susan coverFriends, I have two broken ribs and will be carrying an oxygen tank BUT I AM GOING TO BE AT THIS EVENT passing out my fliers on LR399 – I HOPE YOU WILL BE THERE TOO and offer help passing out fliers!

You Pro-illegal alien/amnesty Bastards, the fight has just begun!

Madison Rising – The Star Spangled Banner like you have never heard played like this – this friends is who I am, this is who I defend!

 

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THESE are the voices I defend.  Nebraskans who have been killed by illegal aliens.  Deaths that are 100% preventable and unnecessary!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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