OH CHRISTMAS TREE!!! Miracles of the Season, Christmas Tree Saves Family After Drive by Shooting by 35 Year Old Thug Dionne Lee McKelvin in Jeannette, PA
OH CHRISTMAS TREE … Here is something to be THANKFUL for … Christmas trees!!!
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
How richly God has decked thee!
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
How richly God has decked thee!
Thou bidst us true and faithful be,
And trust in God unchangingly.
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
How richly God has decked thee!
Tuesday night around 10:30, the silence in a Westmoreland County neighborhood on North First Street in Jeannette, PA decorated for the Christmas season, came to an end as gun shots rang out in a drive by shooting. According to police, 35 year old Dionne Lee McKelvin is accused of shooting a woman in the arm and chest. The thug was arrested and charged with attempted homicide and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. What a shock, he has a record. He is in Westmoreland County Prison under $500,000 bond.
However, the greater story here is the fact that when Dionne Lee McKelvin did his drive by shooting, shots sprayed everywhere including into the home of Tina Smorey. The bullet went through the front of the house and into her living room wall and hitting the Christmas tree.
Tina Smorey’s house was hit by a stray bullet.
It went through the front of the house, coming out in her living room wall and hitting the Christmas tree.
She told KDKA’s Brenda Waters: “I was sitting on my couch and I heard six to eight loud pops. If the tree wasn’t there, we would have had that couch right under the windows; but ironically, we put the tree up early this year.
Hmm, another case of a convicted criminal abiding by gun laws.
Don’t Miss Natalee Holloway’s Mom … October 17, 2013 at 6:00 PM at East Bayou in Lafayette, Louisiana for ‘An Evening with Beth Holloway’
Bayou Monkeys … Don’t miss Beth Holloway’s next inspirational of message of hope, faith and personal safety to young adults …
Beth Holloway will be speaking at East Bayou in Lafayette, Louisiana in ‘An Evening with Beth Holloway’. If you have ever met or witnessed Beth Holloway speak, you know that she is one of the most courageous, inspirational and strong individuals you will ever heard. With all of the pain, anguish and torment that Beth has been through in the “roller-coaster” ride that she and her family went through in Aruba with law enforcement, the court system and the investigation into the disappearance of her missing daughter, Natalee Holloway, Beth remains positive and a person of faith.
How does one muster the courage to persevere in the face of sheer adversity? Do we all have the capacity to overcome tragedy? How does one keep going? You will be uplifted by the remarkable story of Beth Holloway. How does she stay strong? Imagine being able to apply her philosophies of courage, dedication, faith and strength to your own life.
Her life changed quite dramatically in the summer of 2005 when her daughter Natalee disappeared on the last night of her senior high graduation trip to Aruba. This tragic story became the leading news mystery when it happened, and continues to make headlines today. Barbara Walters selected Beth Holloway as one of the world’s most fascinating people for her perseverance in seeking answers to what happened to Natalee.
Beth has delivered her message of hope, faith and personal safety to young adults and people of all ages all across the United States. We are honored to have this nationally known speaker come to our community.
Check out the website, The Hearts of Hope for more details and to get tickets for the event. Seating is limited so please buy early! For more information please call 337-269-1557
Scared Monkeys posted back in July of 2005 to Beth, ‘Don’t Give Up, Don’t Ever Give Up’ and she nave has. To one of the strongest women I have ever met and a good friend, God Bless!!!
For much, much more on the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba … go to Scared Monkeys Forum: Natalee Holloway.
UPDATE I: Beth Holloway: ‘Never give up hope’.
She hasn’t seen justice in her daughter’s death, but even that didn’t snuff Beth Holloway’s hope. She presented the stories of other families looking for missing loved ones and founded the Natalee Holloway Resource Center.
“After all I’ve been through, and all my family’s been through, I have a right to crawl in a hole and never come out — but that’s not how I want to live my life,” she said. “I found myself asking what I can do to teach others from our tragic situation.”
Beth Holloway praised Gingerbread House staff members and supporters for their role in nurturing hope. Gingerbread House serves children who have suffered physical and sexual abuse.
“You are proactively working to save these children from their abusers,” she said.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL FROM SCARED MONKEYS …
On this special day we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. As you are unwrapping presents, spending time with family, friends and loved ones, and experiencing the joy of this day, always keep in mind the true reason for the season and this joyous, “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” We would like to send a special MERRY CHRISTMAS wish to all those who could not spend Christmas with their families, especially those who have lost loved ones. A special prayer goes out to the families of Newtown, CT who are going through such a difficult time this Christmas season. Our hearts and prayers are with you. Also, a special thanks to the men and women of our Armed Forces who could not be with our families so that we could.
God bless them, everyone.
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Charlotte Church
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
Joy to the World – Nat King Cole
O Come All Ye Faithful – Josh Groban
Angels We Have Heard on High – Andrea Bocelli & David Foster
Pastor Rick Warren Comments on Barack Obama: “Biggest Disappointment Is the Disunity… Our Nation Is More Divided Than Any Time Since Civil War” (Video)
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, THE DIVIDER IN CHIEF …
Barack Obama was supposed to be the first post partisan president. Obama was supposed to be and ran on being a unifier. Obama was supposed to be a bridge to the future. Instead we are more divided than ever before and the United States is headed off of more than just one cliff thanks to the lack of leadership, partisan politics liberal ideology from Obama.
Yesterday on FOX News Sunday, Pastor Rick Warren of the Saddleback Church weighed in on Barack Obama’s first term in office. Warren was asked what Obama biggest accomplishment and what he was most disappointed with over the past four years. Warren could not come up with one accomplishment for Obama’s first term as president; however, his biggest disappointment was the disunity in the US. What would one expect from an individual who’s qualifications is a community agitator? I would dare say that this man of faith is none too impressed with Obama’s “Hope and Change” and the Obamamessiah.
“I don’t know what his (Obama) biggest accomplishment would be. I really don’t know that. My biggest disappointment is the disunity. President Obama ran saying “I’m going to be a unifier” and our nation is more divided than ever before. I think our nation is more divided than any time since the Civil War. That’s disheartening.”
Thanks to an uneducated voting electorate we can look forward to even more disunity and class warfare for the next four years. Let’s just hope America can survive another four years of this defensive, thin skinned, unbending, ideologically driven president.
Tis the Season to be Rotten … Louisiana Woman Allowed by Judge to Flip Middle Finger In Holiday Lights to Her Neighbors
NOT THE REASON FOR THE SEASON …
Every wonder what’s wrong with people, the country the misuse of the First Amendment, public decency and the hate that is so consumed in individuals these days? One needs to look no further than Louisiana and a Christmas light display formed in the shape of a middle finger … What would Jesus say?
A Louisiana woman has been allowed by a judge, thanks to the representation of the ACLU, to put back up her Christmas lights in the form of flipping the middle finger toward her neighbors. United States District Judge James Brady issued an order temporarily barring city officials from interfering with the display. The two-page order stated the city’s “continued efforts” to prevent Childs from displaying her holiday lights will violate her rights to free speech and due process. So this is what passes as freedom of speech these days. The hell with others civil rights and public decency laws. This woman and the ACLU have a warped sense of understanding of the reason for the season. The ACLU is so quick to help take Christ out of Christmas, yet the are perfectly ok with defending such an appalling and classless example of free speech while using the holiday for their own self-serving and exploitive purposes.
Louisiana woman ran afoul of police when she gave her neighbors an unusual holiday greeting, hanging Christmas lights in the shape of a middle finger.
Sarah Childs was in a dispute with some of her neighbors in Denham Springs, just east of Baton Rouge, so she decided to send a message with her decorations. Neighbors complained and police threatened to arrest her, so she and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana sued the city.
A judge ruled in her favor Thursday.
Just a quick note and reminder to Sarah Childs, the ACLU and the rest of the misguided and hate filled individuals that make life so miserable for others and ruin what was once a glorious country with your hateful, anti-God agenda … the following is the reason for the season. Of course it is the very meaning of Christmas that the ACLU attacks on a daily basis.
Does Anyone know what Christmas is all about?
Whitney Houston Funeral Service Celebrate Houston’s Voice, Love & Faith During her Homegoing Service at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, NJ … She is Now With Him
The funeral was held today for Whitney Houston at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, NJ. Whitney Houston had passed away at the age of 48, tragically far too young.
Even though we are not perfect on Earth, today at Whitney Houston’s Homegoing service actor Keven Costner reminded us that she was the “perfect’ choice for him and her starring role in the 1992 movie “The Bodyguard.” For our many faults, sins and demons there are on Earth, we were also reminded today that we are all ‘perfect” in Heaven. May the grace of the Lord be with you forever Whitney, God Bless and Rest in eternal Peace.
Speaking at the service in Newark, Costner recounted his own second thoughts of putting her up for the role. She was a novice, he said, and the studio had questions of whether choosing a person of color would be good for the box office.
Doubts began to spread to the young entertainer.
In the end, Costner said, Houston nailed the tryout and went on to further fame and success.
“So off you go Whitney, off you go, escorted by an army of angels to your heavenly father,” Costner told mourners at the funeral. “And when you sing before him, don’t you worry. You’ll be good enough.”
For much more coverage and VIDEO’s of today’s services, go to CNN.
At the conclusion of the service Whitney Houston’s coffin was lead from the church was her smash recording “I Will Always Love You” was played. What better way to finish the service than to hear Houston’s amazing voice fill up the New Hope Baptist Church one more time. What a fantastic voice, imagine that playing in Heaven for eternity?
I would be remiss if I did not mention Whitney Houston’s greatest love of all. Whitney’s amazing voice began in the church and ended there today as well. However, it was obvious today from many that even though she battled her demons of drug addiction, she never lost sight of trying to find “Him”. I am reminded by a post from the Gateway Pundit of Houston’s come back song, that I had forgotten … “I Look to You”. This might be Whitney Houston’s greatest lasting legacy in music to all of us. Please take a moment and listen. For all those who have looked to HIM during times of loss, hardship and our human failings. Whitney, there is no more pain, only eternal Love and Peace … Rest in Peace.
I Look To You
As I lay me down
Heaven hear me now
I’m lost without a cause
After giving it my all
Winter storms have come
And darkened my sun
After all that I’ve been through
Who on earth can I turn to?
I look to you,
I look to you
After all my strength is gone
In you I can be strong
I look to you,
I look to you
And when melodies are gone In you I hear a song
I look to you
’bout to lose my breath
There’s no more fighting left
Sinking to rise no more
Searching for that open door
And every road that I’ve taken
Led to my regret
And I don’t know if I’m go’n make it
Nothing to do but lift my head
My levees are broken
My walls are coming down on me
My rain is falling
Defeat is calling
I need you to set me free
Take me far away from the battle
I need you
Shine on me!
AMEN WHITNEY HOUSTON!
Tebowmania Silenced by Patriots and Tom “Terrific” Brady’s Record Setting Six TD Performance, 45-10 … However, It Does Not Stop Tebowmania
The final score was 45-10, honestly it could have been worse, much worse … However, Tebowmania is much bigger than football.
Tim Tebow, Tebowmania and the Denver Broncos came to a crashing halt last night in Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA. Everyone talked about Tim Tebow and his miracle working all week after the phenomenal game that he had against the Steelers where he threw for 316. The media forgot about one thing in their exuberance of Tebow and Tebowmania … Can you say Tom Brady?
Patriots QB Tom Brady, the two time Super Bowl MVP, winner of three Super Bowls carved up the Denver Broncos defense for a post season record tying six touch down passes, a record five in the first half, on their way to a convincing 45-10 victory. A note to the MSM, Brady ain’t bad, is he? The Patriots overwhelmed the Broncos from the opening kickoff of the game. Denver never had a chance and there would be no MSM over publicized divine intervention that would save Denver. From the outset Denver was over-matched and for some reason after winning the coin flip, the Broncos deferred to the second half and kicked the ball off to Tom Brady and the prolific PAT’s offense. Huh? It took a little less than two minutes for Brady and the Patriots to march down the field and score. Then the Patriots scored again, again and again.
Watching last nights AFC Division playoff game reminded me of New England Patriot games of their past Super Bowl winning years. Tom Brady and the offense was one thing, but wake up the echos of their defense. The PAT’s defense chased Tebow around all night sacking him 5 times as well as tackling for losses all night long in the running game. The PAT’s defense pounded Tebow all night long. A note to owner Bob Craft, coach Bill Belecheck and the New England execs … look how good the Patriots looked with a defense.
However, for the Tebow “nay” sayers who think Tebowmania is over, think again. Just like how Tom Brady transcends the NFL into pop culture, in his own way so does Tim Tebow. I am a life long patriots fan; however, I am also a Tebow fan. We have been waiting for an athlete to be proud of. Just because Tim Tebow met his Waterloo last night does not mean the end of Tim Tebow or Tebowmnaia. What Tim Tebow has brought to the NFL and to all of us is much bigger than just football. Tebow attracts fans to the NFL who could care less about the sport, the teams or the score. Tebow represents all that is good with athletes and for those who try to do the right thing. Tebow does not hide his religion or his love of God, why should he. Isn’t it a breathe of fresh air to see some one succeed when all others said he could not? Isn’t it refreshing to see an NFL player known more for praising God than killing dogs? Tebow is a role model and although he is not perfect, he does not claim to be. Only his Savior Jesus Christ is, who he honors. All that Tim Tebow does and is can only be a good thing for the NFL, its fans and for our culture in general.Want to know what Tebow gave rise to during a football game, check out the John 3:16 ad that played during last nights playoff game. The nay sayers and atheists will claim seperation of Church and Sports. However, we all know better.
Tim Tebow is a class act. What he does for others not so fortunate is commendable. How Tebow conducts himself should be applauded. Who knows what the future has in store for Tim Tebow in the NFL or for the Denver Broncos. One thing is for certain, there are few people who have life, including sports, in their proper perspective like Tebow. KUDOS!
A Note on Tim Tebow and #TEBOWING … This Isn’t the First Time We Have Seen This, Remember Notre Dame’s Rocket Ismail … Praising God Should Always be En Vogue
TEBOW MANIA … Tim Tebow and “Tebowing” has become all the rage; however, this is not the first time we have seen this. In the end, is it so terrible to have role models we can be proud of. The answer is no!
Let me first say, I am a Tebow fan. Not because I am a Denver Bronco fan, just the opposite. I am a life-long Patriot fan and have been a Tom Brady fan for years. Which happens to be the over-hyped NFL game of the week and all that every one is talking about. Can Tebow beat Tom Terrific? Honestly, I doubt it. I can’t see the game being so close in the 4th quarter, Tebow time, when playing an offense like that what the Pats put on the field. Although, what I learned from the NE Patriots perfect season year and loss to the Giants in the Super Bowl, anything can happen.
That being said, what Tim Tebow is doing and what he brings to the NFL is refreshing. The fact that there are haters to Tebow is a bit disconcerting. What is there really not to like about Tim Tebow? From all accounts he appears to be a good Christan kid, humble, has his priorities correct and has a faith in himself and in his God. Seriosuly, what could be wrong with that? Isn’t this what the NFL has been looking for … a clutch player that makes headlines on the field, not in the police blotter.
I know we live in the 24-7-365 social media age; however, a note to the youth of America and a reminder to the MSM … Tebowing is not new. Many athletes during post game interviews give praise to God before they answer any sports reporting question. That being said, for all you too young to remember, you can watch it on Youtube. In the late 80′s there was a NCAA college football player known as “the Rocket”. Raghib Ismail was “Tebowing” for Tebowing was in. In fact, the Rocket did not always wait until the fourth quarter to get down on one knee and thank God.
Check out after the Rocket scores … looks a bit like “Tebowing”
The Rocket went to his knees twice in this game against Rice, although his first TD post knee prayer, he was swarmed under by fellow Irish players.
The fact of the matter is that Tim Tebow has great faith in himself and faith in his God. Win or lose, Tebow praises God. I often wonder why people have bad things to say about this, this actions or his faith. Of course the MSM including the ESPN’s of the world are blowing this all out of proportion. Tim Tebow has great faith in himself and his Awesome God. For those that would have a problem with such qualities need to maybe figure out what is lacking in their lives. When I look at Tebow, I think of the movie “Facing the Giant” and the message for it. The struggling coach asks, “what is the purpose of this football team”. A player responds, “winning football games”. Coach Grant then says, “winning football games is just too small a thing to live for. [...] we need to give God our best in every area. And if we win, we praise him and if we lose we praise him”.
It is not Tim Tebow who is making this about Tebow, that is the media. In the end, what could ever be wrong with praising God and understanding that there is something greater in the universe than you? All too many need to embrace this, including many of our political leaders.