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I explained to the others in my little band of activists that I looked at all laws that restricted freedom with a view to the impact it would have in a worst case scenario of our government run amok. Will this law make it difficult or impossible to protect innocent life from a government intent on their imprisonment or death? Although I pretty much made everything up on the spot I told them I called this test my “Jews In The Attic Test”.

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – The Jews in the Attic Test (Reprinted with Permission)

Fall Festival Coming Soon to Oklahoma Heritage Farm — The Maze is Ready!

OHF Maze 2016 with phone numberThe maze for the fall festival is now a reality, all 7 acres of it. Preparations for the Fall Festival scheduled for late Sept. thru Oct. are in full swing. There is a whole slate of things to do to get ready so they are in festival mode from now until it opens in September. Watch for all the details coming soon including the dates & times the festival will be open, rates, group scheduling, & a list of events.

This festival will be full of real old fashioned family fun with lots of activities. It will be educational too, as we share the story of Oklahoma’s rich history.

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Oklahoma Heritage Farm Prepares for Fall Festival — The Maze is Ready!

I love simple graphics that make a clear point. If you need more help figuring out what is in the piece where the two circles intersect, make two lists:

Things that matter
Things you can control (or at least think you can have some ability to impact)
Anything on both lists is something you should consider focusing on!

Of course if you want to add one more filter — seek the Lord on the matter and make sure it lines up with both His word and His leading in your life. That will help you hone in on the priorities for right now!

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – What You Should Focus On…

When you encounter a situation, what do you see? Do you see the glass half empty or the glass half full? How you perceive a matter may effect the way you respond to it. What is the proper response? I am not going to tell you the answer, because I do not know for you. I only know what I am learning — albeit very slowly.

What we see is not the entirety of a matter. We can only see from our limited perspective. We cannot know another’s heart in the matter; we don’t even know our own most of the time.

Celebrating British Independence Day #Brexit

Celebrating British Independence Day! #Brexit Out of the box… and into the world!

A night to remember, a great people have once again chosen independence and reclaimed their sovereignty! #Brexit @SergioGor

Nigel Farage, “Dare to dream that the dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom” #EURefResults @SkyNews

You can see detail results here via BBC >>>

 

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Celebrating British Independence Day #Brexit

 

After many years of following politics and being a active voter and frankly, a citizen activist who actually follows legislation, reads bills, and spends time lobbying my legislators for what I believe in — I am quite amused that here in Oklahoma politicians ALL seem to be running as “Conservative.” I make no apologies for being a Constitutional Conservative, a Fiscal Conservative, and a Social Conservative in my views. The references that I find helpful in forming what I believe are on the nightstand next to my bed. They are the Bible, the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, plus an old US History book written before revisionist history was introduced into our schools.

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – A Conservative — Really?

Amanda Teegarden said about the ratings: “I am happy to have received a higher rating with the National Rifle Association than two of my opponents. In the midst of talks of increased gun control legislation, the choice is clear if you want to protect your Second Amendment rights! I would be honored to receive your vote of June 28th!”

Hats and a Trip down Memory Lane — Happy Father’s Day

Most of these were my dad’s hats and not even his favorite — that would be the golf hats and the Stetson (aka Ten Gallon hat pictured below). Trouble with that one is my mom wouldn’t let him wear it much. But he loved it and so did I. So every now and then he would put it on for me. Wish I had one of those pics, but the memories will have to do.

The gold hat in the center was of course my mom’s. She had a black one with a veil with a very special dress given to a friend for a party years ago. The hat that says Nassau, we insisted dad buy when we vacationed in Nassau in the Bahamas one year. It wasn’t really his style, but he wore hats all the time and of course we thought he needed one for the trip.

Just the thought of Nassau brings back a flood of good memories on the beach and with family. Some of the best beaches in the world there! I particularly like the ones with no waves and there were plenty of those there. I remember discovering the casinos where I put in a quarter and nothing happened. That was the beginning and the end of my gambling career.

Here is the infamous Ten Gallon Hat and the original box….

I miss you both Mom and Dad! Thanks for being wonderful parents and for all the good memories. Till we meet again~Read more via Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Hats and a Trip Down Memory Lane

Highlighting some of the most important senate races across the state here in this post but you can see all the endorsements from the NRA here >>>.

Oklahoma State Senate District 29 – Julie Daniels (Aq)

Oklahoma State Senate District 33 – Nathan Dahm (A+)

Oklahoma State Senate District 45 – Kyle Loveless (A+)

 

NRA endorsement for Julie Daniels SD29Continue reading via Finding Gems & Sharing Them – NRA endorsements for key Oklahoma Senate races

If you want to pull down your own sample ballot and if you live in a different area here is an online election tool for Oklahoma

June 28 Statewide Primary Election
Last day to register to vote: June 3
Deadline to request absentee ballot: 5 p.m. June 22
Early voting: Thursday, June 23, 8 AM – 6 PM
Friday, June 24, 8 AM – 6 PM
Saturday, June 25, 9 AM – 2 PM

More election date info here >>>

Here is the sample ballot for the Republican Primary for Washington County District 2 which will occur on June 28, 2016 via link below:

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Republican Primary Sample Ballot for Washington County District 2 – June 28 2016

Several people have asked that I publish the numbers showing Oklahoma State Legislature support for the Pro-Life bill, SB1552, and the activities of this last Friday to override Governor Fallin’s veto. Based on conversations with several legislators and others allow me to give an account as I understand it.

On Thursday there were several senators and representatives working together to see if they could delay the vote on the budget bill in the House long enough to get an override of Governor Fallin’s veto in the Senate and over to the House. At that time the thought was that the Senate needed about three more votes for a successful override and it appeared achievable. Several senators were diligently working on gathering the final support. In the House there were about 10 representatives on board with doing what they could do to delay to budget bill vote but they had yet to fully socialize the idea with other representatives. There was also the challenge of getting the leadership of both chambers to allow a veto override vote to occur at all.

Read more via Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Where is the Church? by Bob Donohoo

Senator Paul objected to the passage of HR 2576. Senator Rand Paul is objecting because he believes lawmakers should read legislation before voting on it. This legislation is being unnecessarily rushed without an opportunity for review.

During a vote on HR 2576, Rand Paul took to the floor to voice his objections of not only the bill, but the way it was being pushed through without giving lawmakers ample time to read and understand it. (see Redstate for more of this article here >>> )

h/t Brent Sanders for find on fb

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Senator Rand Paul Mic Drop on HR2576

Julie Daniels and Jean Oliver, both Republican candidates for state Senate District 29, answered questions Monday night during a forum sponsored by the Green Country Republican Women’s Club, held in the Bartlesville City Council chambers.

The event was moderated by Charlie Taraboletti of Bartlesville Radio, and was standing room only. The candidates answered questions ranging from the struggling state budget, education and criminal justice reform.

– See more at: Examiner Enterprise Article on Senate District 29

Finding Gems and Sharing Them – Senate District 29 Event with Daniels and Oliver via Examiner Enterprise Report

Vaxxed Documentary coming to OKC and Tulsa in early JuneVaxxed in OKC area June 2-9 2016

From Cover-Up to Catastrophe

Oklahoma City and surrounding areas! This film is a must see! Buy before it is sold out!

It’s time to invite friends, family, doctors, teachers, legislators and buy your tickets here!

It’s go time!

Check out the trailer: vimeo.com/159566038

DO NOT MISS THIS — IT WILL CHANGE YOUR WORLD!
OKGrassroots Feature Post – Vaxxed (OKC)

Vaxxed also showing in Tulsa Area June 2-9 2016 details here >>

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Vaxxed — From Cover-up to Catastrophe