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Twelve Signs of Hope

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Summer is here.

This past weekend, the reflective Memorial Day tributes to our Veteran heroes and the sunny celebrations all across the Country officially kicked off Summer 2021. The beaches are bustling, the flowers are perfuming, and the sunshine is glowing. There is definitely an elevated vibe in the air. It doesn't seem hesitant, as it did last year, and, in spite of the rapidly declining economic and political conditions (especially, inflated prices of nearly everything, or lack of any concrete policies designed to improve the lives of working Americans), there are some good things occurring out there for which to be optimistic.

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Look on the bright side.

I've borrowed from a list of podcaster Scott McKay, who includes a Good News of the Week in his broadcasts, so here's some good news:

  • More than a thousand Southern Californians united at Riverside National Cemetery Saturday morning to place flags on the graves of over 225,000 service members who gave their lives to protect our freedom. Their sacrifices will never be forgotten.

  • Millions more Americans traveled this Memorial Day weekend than did last year. The Automobile Club of Southern California projected a 60% increase in overall travel and a 578% increase in air travel. People are traveling now almost as much as they did pre-lockdowns.

  • California’s Governor Newsom became the first governor in America to have a permanent injunction against him on behalf of houses of worship. A California District Court ruling prohibited Newsom and the State of CA from EVER issuing another Covid restriction on ANY church in the state, unless that same restriction applies to everyone else. Newsom was also ordered to reimburse The Liberty Counsel $1,350,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs. More states are expected to follow.

  • Facebook whistleblower Morgan Kahmann was fired for speaking truth, but more than 10,000 supporters rallied around him and donated more than $430,000 to aid him and his family, in a show of appreciation.

  • Facebook will no longer remove posts claiming Covid-19 was man-made, as support mounts for probes into the virus’ origins and the once-ridiculed lab-leak theory.

  • The US Senate unanimously passed a bill requiring the Biden administration to declassify “any and all” information about the links between the Wuhan lab and Covid-19 within 90 days and to make “as much information as possible” publicly available. This will allow the world to decide for itself whether China is at fault for the virus.

  • Thousands of attorneys and doctors globally have joined forces to sue the WHO, the CDC, and the Davos Group for crimes against humanity related to the “Covid-19 pandemic.”

  • Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued an executive order banning vaccine passports and stated that “vaccination is a personal decision between each citizen and a medical professional – not the state government.” Thirteen governors have now issued EO's and/or signed laws against vaccine passports.

  • While Idaho’s governor was out of town, Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin was briefly the acting governor. She used this time to issue an executive order banning mask mandates and to announce that she is running to replace current governor Brad Little. Little rescinded her EO.

  • Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has resigned as executive director of BLM Global Network Foundation. The group’s finances and Cullor’s personal wealth have been in the spotlight recently after it was revealed that she had purchased four luxury homes for $3.2M (and did nothing for victims' families.)

  • Crime victims are leading the effort to recall Soros-funded Los Angeles County DA George Gascon. Gascon is changing policies, releasing dangerous criminals from prison and repeatedly refusing to prosecute any dangerous, violent criminals despite pleas from victims and their families.

  • A new survey found that 20% of Americans, including 14% of Democrats, now agree with the statement that, “There is a powerful storm coming soon that will sweep away the elites in power and legally restore the rightful leaders.”

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God died for us, He lives again, and we, too, shall live ( Romans 6:23): "...The wage of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

As the gorgeous signs of summer blossom brightly, there is nothing as splendid as God's love for each of us. He knows us personally, he never gives up on us, and he has a mansion prepared for all who believe and recommit to walk with him along the daily path of life.

May you enjoy your summer of renewed optimism and freedom, and God bless you in this season of hope, healing, and happiness as you rediscover the trails of opportunity and success abounding along your way.

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