Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #169
Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #169. Thanks for stopping by to spend a few minutes with us. We hope you are healthy, blessed, and doing great considering all the crazy stuff taking place around the world. HFS appreciates you and your time. Enjoy your visit with us.
I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to the HFS family for your continued messages, cards, and support in the passing of my dad. As I work through the numerous steps required when a loved one passes, I occasionally stop to reflect on the man behind the dad title and when the emotions are heaviest it seems a card arrives in the mail or a text or email lands. Thank you for your kind words and referenced scripture to lean on to help getting through this period. You are all awesome friends who I consider part of my family. Thank you.
It is July and the year is half over. Things continue getting worse around the nation and world. Threats here, threats there, threats everywhere. Less food, higher fuel, shelves less stocked, more citizens bailing from liberal states and cities. We still have good people refusing to believe things are getting worse. Heck, some will argue we are paranoid for being responsible leaders of our family and communities. Have any of you noticed the number of Corporate CEOs speaking out to listeners on their concerns over the coming national problems? This isn't a Democrat or Republican problem. This is a problem for the citizens, you and me. Depression. Recession. Shortages and limited cash availability, seems to be their warning. I wonder if these same people would pay a quarter to go in the tent with never before witnessed exotic animals. Sometimes it is easier to plant the seed and let them decide or not to water the preparedness seed. One thing we can all hold close is our faith, hope, and mindset that many of us took steps along the way to be better prepared for things such as what we are going through now and possibly ahead.
It's always a great week when I get to cross paths with fellow HFS Patriots. Ms. Lucy and I had the pleasure of having a wonderful dinner with two of our local Patriots during the past week. It was wonderful spending time together and discussing faith and preparedness over a fantastic meal. Transplanted from a woke state, it's good to have them in our community and a part of HFS. Time together and bonding is great and so is bonding with like-minded Patriots. We also got to briefly speak with four additional Patriots during church changeover. Amen for another blessed week.
I had the chance to talk with one of our Patriot sisters from a Midwestern location and it is always uplifting to hear her humor and happy spirit while discussing preparedness and issues we all seem to face along the path. She could be telling me she fell from a tree and rolled a mile down a hill, which would be painful for most of us. She fills her story with flare and laughter with each roll and tumble. Keeping a happy spirit through this journey is healthy and an important aspect we should try to include daily.
Happy Independence Day fellow Patriots. I hope you enjoy a day of. rest with family and maybe you will get to check out a local parade. I hope your day includes some apple pie and fireworks to end your day. It is sad how we lost the meaning of so many holidays over the years. Do you celebrate Independence Day the way you did as a child?
Here is one of my favorite historic videos to watch about our Independence Day.
Isn't Old Glory beautiful?
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Okay, let us move along.
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Ding, Ding, Ding....Attention HFS readers..... Opinions shared in this newsletter are just that, opinions, and nothing more. Read at your own risk. The owner and author of this site is not responsible for hurt feelings or thin-skinned readers. I do my best to show restraint and respect to the best extent possible. I take as many precautions as possible and try to remain as nonpolitical as possible, however, there are times when I just can't help but point certain things out. Occasionally I use words only Patriots recognize and understand. It's not personal against any non-Patriot. It's just the truth. Sometimes we must pull up our spenders and suck it up. Just saying. Stay the course, read what you want, and avoid the rest. Avoid fear porn as much as possible and the day will be okay. When all else fails… Keep the faith and always have Hope.
Let’s move along and get to some thoughts...
Thoughts for the week - Relax. Pull up a chair and let me share some thoughts with you about my amazing week. If you see a typo or lost comma, forgive me but I'm focused more on telling you the truth.
There seems to be a lot of things I could share in my thoughts this week. When I really think about it and allow myself to not keep busy, my brain goes to spin cycle and let me tell you, if I don't keep my pockets full of pennies to anchor me down, I end up someplace mentally that will probably get me in trouble. I was doing my morning skimming of my favorites sites and one that caught my attention pretty much sums it up to where we are today. It was a missing person alert for a teen in Toronto, Canada. She was 5' 7", brown hair, blue eyes, and about 150 pounds. Her name was something like Rochelle. I scrolled to the bottom to see a picture of a male teen with reddish hair, and a full red thick beard. How on earth could a police officer locate Rochelle with a picture of a dude who now wants to be a she -male? I'm pretty open minded and support the 1st Amendment fully. Maybe I'm just different. I just believe in living by basic rules, morals, and respect.
Don't get me wrong, I love my country 100% and bleed red, white, and blue, through and through. Right is right, and wrong is wrong. Up is up and down is down. Moral guardrails area a must for the survival of a family and our great nation. Respect is essential even when we don't agree. Honor and integrity daily are as important as taking mandatory medicines. A dose a day is essential. Boys grow to be men and girls grow to be ladies. Together they can make families. Fairly basic stuff, I think. Yesterday we paid 25 cents to see the exotic creatures at the local carnival and today we just go to Wal Mart and see it all for free. We are surrounded by many who hate our nation, burn our flag, disrespect our laws and citizens, and abuse our "welcome to America" greeting. We need a new greeting I do believe. Maybe something along the line of "You are welcome to America if you arrive to our gate with a job lined up within 72 hours, pay taxes like the rest of us "We the People." respect our laws and customs, citizens, and always answer a question by starting with "ma'am, or sir." My ranting over the issues in America only makes me feel better and does you no good. I know you don't come here to read what I really think and honestly, preparedness is more important now than ever. Agree?
Through observation of blog comments, podcasters, and conversations in general, it is my opinion that many are focused in the wrong area. People are spending time monitoring Washington D.C., the war in Ukraine, Q, the Jan 6 hearings, and other less