The last time I was sent to the emergency room at Winston Medical Center it was cracker box with curtains. That was about 4 year ago. You could hear everything that was going on. It was to say the least a little un-nerving. I was once again afforded the opportunity to be sent to the new Winston Medical Center on Main. What a difference! The emergency room doctor and staff were very attentive and compassionate. Dr. Evan Pickus provided excellent care and communicated with me during the entire evaluation. The entire emergency room staff was great. Great communication from everyone. After spending about 3 hours in the ER nothing was found to be an issue. I want to thank Winston Medical Center emergency room staff, technicians, and Dr. Pickus for making the experience not necessarily enjoyable but comforting.
Rambling with Mrs. Arlene
Praise the Lord everyone. It is so good to be able to be up and moving around again. I’ve been down for the count. Saturday night I went to bed and prayed myself to sleep. I’ve had very little rest for quite awhile. I overslept Sunday morning and missed church. I woke up at 9:45 and went back to sleep praying for others and myself. I woke up again at 12:15 and the minute I opened my eyes I knew God had been there and touched my body. Surely my church had been praying for me too. I reached up and over and woke Joe and told him God had surely been here and touched my body. I didn’t have headache anymore. I could turn my head left and right without feeling like screaming. When I went to bed, I couldn’t pick my right arm up, but then I lifted it right up in the air and thank the Lord. Don’t tell me my God can’t or won’t heal. Friends, hear me and believe me. The Bible teaches to ask and believe. Faith will move mountains because God is a faithful God.
I’m outside on my wheelchair, but when I look around my yard at all the trees with beautiful new leaves and all the flowers and the pretty green grass, it’s like walking into a beautiful million-dollar mansion. Who but God could do this? There’s no better contractor to be found anywhere than our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
Isn’t it just amazing what our God can do? He’s so worthy to be praised. He’s never late but always on time and he knows what is best for us all. No matter how sad it is.
So many of the things we go through in life happens because we left God out of the picture. I’m trying to get to the point where I pray about all things, no matter how small. I’m trying to read my Bible more because in the last year since Joe has been down, I admit that I’ve slacked off a whole lot. But look out Devil, here I come stronger than ever because I am a child of the king. Let’s all join together and put God first and everything else will come together.
I love you guys. Pray for me that I will be totally open to what God wants in this article. He is reaching out, trying to talk to us. The warning signs are everywhere. See you next week Lord willing. Call me at 662-724-4691 or write me at 40 West Alice Street, Noxapater, MS 39346. Remember we can put the devil and his imps on the run if we will cling to God with all of our might. God bless you all.
Teachkind is not what it appears
A wolf in sheep’s clothing. That is another name for the recently touted “TeachKind” curriculum encouraged for the Louisville City School system by its program coordinator, Lisbet Chiriboga. Ms. Chiriboga is an employee of PETA, a radical animal rights group from Virginia. PETA is well known for their belief that domestic animals and companion animals have rights and should not be “owned” by humans. The group is also known for their stand on eating meat, wearing leather, keeping livestock, lab testing on animals, using animals for entertainment as well as their long held belief that all animals have rights and one of these rights is to live free of human domination.
PETA is an insidious group, often using violent tactics to get their policies heard. Recently, pet store giant, PetSmart, filed a lawsuit against the group alleging an employee was on the receiving end of both “funding and logistical support” from PETA while also employed by PetSmart. The employee was illegally filming PetSmart internal operations while being paid by and acting on orders from PETA. The video was transmitted to PETA headquarters for use in a smear campaign against PetSmart.
Although it is well known that animal rights activists, such as PETA, despise the use of animals in common roles as food and clothing providers and medical testing, PETA’s most outrageous idea is that animals should not be companions to, and therefore dependent on, humans. PETA contends that humans and animals are no different and that animals do not belong to humans to do with as they please. But, we ARE different, and, importantly, animals DO belong to us.
PETA also really has a problem with breeders. PETA lumps all breeders into the same pile—puppy mills, mom and pop, or professionals. PETA supports delight in shaming breeders and blaming them for the pet overpopulation crisis. “The companion animal overpopulation crisis can be overwhelming, but solving it starts with a “no-birth nation.” We must all prevent more animals from being born by spaying and neutering.” --PETA website If you prevent animals from being born, how will future generations have the joy of a pet?
PETA supporters disrupt events, such as the prestigious Crufts and Westminster dog shows. PETA claims that dog breeders cannot be feminists because they use a certain word to describe a female dog. PETA believes that breeding animals for certain traits and characteristics is wrong. PETA attends dog shows to release the dogs from their crates and even poison the crated dogs because the dogs are so very mistreated or for the simple fact that they are “better dead than bred”.
While it may seem wonderful on the surface, a “TeachKind” lesson can be anything but. Such a lesson encourages keeping plant in the classroom instead of a small animal (how can you teach children to be kind to animals if there isn’t one around?), using personal pronouns “he” and “she” instead of “it” or “they” and correcting a student who says “I’m so hungry, I could eat a horse” because it appears insensitive. Veganism is also taught, which is probably best left to the parents, not a radical animal rights group. Another suggested lesson is “Here are four of the many reasons why you should respect crayfish as sea life, NOT treat them like “seafood”.”
Here is the website for PETA’s “TeachKind” (https://www.peta.org/teachkind/ )
While I am always in total support of teaching and encouraging everyone to be kind to animals, I strongly suggest that the Louisville City Schools rethink the idea of using any of this indoctrination in classrooms. A wolf in sheep’s clothing is not the right lesson in kindness to animals.
Terri Hutchins Cournoyer