Thursday, December 28, 2017


By Anna Von Reitz

The actions and facts we have described for everyone are all matters of Public Record and not subject to debate.
There has not been a lawful government in power in this country since 1860, but there now is. 

The hereditary Head of State has taken definitive action to end any presumption of Interregnum and called in all the debts and exemptions owed to this country, its states and its people.  We have not abandoned as much as a silver dime.  

Together with allied Native leaders we are moving steadily forward to reclaim our country in behalf of the actual nation-states and living people, restoring the state republics and the self-governance we are owed.

Our Public Servants need to face facts, come to heel, and actually do what they are paid to do.  Defend the actual states and people.  Conduct the business with a straight face and honest accounting.  Issue the lawful currency.

 Assist us in restoring the government we are owed.  Nationalize the criminal banks. Shut down their patented and trademarked Foreclosure Mill.  Ride herd on these hopelessly corrupt corporate courts.  Stop the registration of people and their private assets.  Quit the weird weapons testing.  Tell the UN where to get off.  Fire every clerk at the Patent Office.  And generally speaking, wake to Hell up.

If you let our land jurisdiction government sink under the waves ---we’ve got news for all of you.  No land jurisdiction means no sea jurisdiction. All the corporations created under our auspices go down the drain if we do, regardless of where they are in the world, regardless of whether they are territorial or municipal.  All the corporations..... ALL THE CORPORATIONS.....

Read and repeat as many times as necessary.

Better get on board the only true Ship of State still sailing and grab an oar and thank God that there is still an oar to grab.   The Idiot Americans woke up just in time to save themselves----and all of you.

Pope Francis?  Cardinal Mamberti?  Cardinal Pell?  We, the American states and people, are here, alive, well, standing on the land with our porting treaty cured, demanding discharge of all bonds held in our NAMES and the return of all our assets.  We are owed discharge of these issues via probate, not bankruptcy.  There is no interregnum.  There is no “National Debt”. 

And there is no excuse. 

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Constitutional Rights Violations

For the following listed, I hereby declare that all courts in the state (republic)
of Michigan are in default.  For the deprivation of both federal and state
constitutional protected rights and liberties.

The fraudulent attempt to hide the fact that no "Man" or "Woman" is liable to the
Michigan Statutes at Large is buried in the definition of "person" located at the
Revised Statutes of 1846 (EXCERPT)

8.3l “Person” defined.
Sec. 3l.
The word “person” may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, as well as to individuals.
History: Add. 1959, Act 189, Imd. Eff. July 22, 1959

    The term "individuals" here means individual or singular bodies politic and corporate and
not "Man" or "Woman".  If it meant "Man" or "Woman" it would say that.  It can not mean
"Man" or "Woman" or "People" due that the following limitations of the constitutions.  It would
put the statutes in direct violation of the constitutions.  The only thing the statutes wording
can do is encourage ignorant people think they are subject to the statutes.  If you don't know
your rights you do not have any rights....  the state violates the doctrine of informing people of
their rights and thereby denying them their rights. 

We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom, and
earnestly desiring to secure these blessings undiminished to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and
establish this constitution.
                                                             ARTICLE  I
                                                  DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
§ 23
Enumeration of rights not to deny others.
Sec. 23.
The enumeration in this constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage
others retained by the people.
Const. 1963, Art. I, § 23, Eff. Jan. 1, 1964

                                                         US Constitution

Amendment 9

Other Rights Kept by the People

The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Rodney Dangerfield’s Guide to Auto Repair (1985)

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

‪Hillary E-mail server papers from FBI. Enjoy!!! Please note their are 16 parts. ‬

Police Chief Stands Up to Antifa at Berkeley City Council Meeting

Trump Uncovers Obama’s Covert Order

Trump Uncovers Obama’s Covert Order 
To Agents To Take Out His Entire Family

Published on Dec 6, 2017
Obama has been relentless in his pursuits to take down President Trump ever since our new President took office, where he even managed to get one of his Muslim operatives a job in Trump’s Homeland Security for a brief period of time. Trump’s Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Habib Powell was discovered to not only be a Muslim, but good buddies with Hillary Clinton and Obama’s former Iranian Muslim Brotherhood advisor Valerie Jarrett as well, who was reporting everything she knew back to the liberal media. Trump promptly fired Powell after discovering she the one behind Obama’s coup, and the series of leaks coming from the White House.

Update on Soros, Deep State and 'Elite' Bankers

On George Soros, Deep State
& Elite Bankers 

Final Take Down
They Are All Getting Locked Up & Assets Seized
White House Executive Order

Big News: John Kerry, H.W. Bush, George Soros, George W. Bush and Peter Munk Indicted for TREASON concerning 9/11 Attack.

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Subject Matter : Big News: John Kerry, H.W. Bush, George Soros, George W. Bush and Peter Munk Indicted for TREASON concerning 9/11 Attack.
My Fellow Americans,
Yesterday is a day that will live in infamy forever. You should take note of the fact that we have now publicly indicted GEORGE SOROS, PETER MUNK, GEORGE W. BUSH, JOHN BRENANN, JOHN MCCAIN and many more including HILLARY CLINTON for the commission of capital treason when it comes to the attacks done on America the date of September 11, 2001
Collateral Damage: U.S. Covert Operations and the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001. On September 11, 2001 the definition of National Security changed for most U.S. citizens. For an entire postwar generation, “National Security” meant protection from nuclear attack. On that day, Americans red ...

This is official, however for obvious reasons the courts or actions where these are ongoing will not be disclosed right now. One of them where this evidence is now on record is the high court of Nevada, as it relates directly to
Uranium One and the role of that entity in the black-op attacks against america.
CHENEY receives the death penalty and we'll take one for the team on that one given all the shots we took.
In the next update, we will have more relevant facts concerning these cases. Needless to say, with this
deluge of important evidence along with requests from our national audience things are getting quite tumultous.
Obviously we need to keep this short. GEORGE SOROS is about to have more problems than he imagined with numerous state felony charges swarming against him in various federal state and official district courts.
H.W. BUSH, GEORGE W. BUSH and EDGAR BRONFMAN will be taken down quickly. This will make this official traitor to the nation GEORGE SOROS be on the run, wishing for a day where he never dreamt up the 9-11 attacks in a backwater station outside switzerland.
EMD Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) Committee. EMD Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) Mid-Year Committee Report Michael D. Campbell, P.G., P.H., Chair December 12, 2011 Vice-Chairs: Robert Odell, P.G., (Vice-Chair: Industry), Consultant, Casper, WY Steven N. Sibray, P.G., (Vice-Chair: University), University of ...

Of course, we have given GEORGE BUSH Jr. a much harsher sentence than most of you god-fearing flock would have gave because we hate his attitude and not much else.
We officially cannot stand that insufferable twit GEORGE BUSH Jr so we ordered he face a full-on firing squad, or approximately twenty years in the Guantanamo bay prison system. We think this might be the only thing that straightens him out, but rest assured he received one of the harshest sentences of all.
Of course we aren't making the decision, we're giving GEORGE BUSH Jr. a fifty-fifty chance. The same fifty-fifty chance they gladly gave nearly all of us, where it concerns five years in jail or instant death.
So our hands are now clean of the matter, the Military can opt to do one of two things:
->X.1) They can order GEORGE BUSH Jr. face twenty years behind bars in Guantanamo style conditions.
->X.2) They can order GEORGE BUSH Jr. face an instant firing squad.
Some think GWB could never be as evil as his father, and those people have a point. Of course the military and the army also has their own points. The choice as always, is up to them and is out of our hands.
OBAMA also has no defense for his official crimes now concerning Uranium One. To plead ignorance of consequences is no defense in court. It will certainly not help any of them now!!
Perhaps nearly all of them face a reckoning of the death penalty. There is no coming back from the nationally recognized crime of treason, as it's serious enough to warrant disdain for the very word.
Obama, Bush, Clinton and George Soros all assets frozen by executive order:
I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that the prevalence and severity of human rights abuse and corruption that have their source, in ...

Hillary Clinton indicted multiple times on money laundering charges, other high acts of treason
As you can gather from all the high charges against SOROS things are getting mighty serious. Watch your six at all times now, especially anytime you travel as we are now in avalanche mode.
Jay Lowe

BREAKING: Bus mows down pedestrians in Moscow, Russian.

5 dead as of now.

My question is why did the bus do this? Or did it have anything to do with the driver?

Five people died when a bus crashed into an underground passage in western Moscow, police said.
The incident happened on Kutuzovsky Avenue, near the Slavyansky Bulvar metro station in the western part of the Russian capital. At least five people were killed and more than 10 injured in the crash, police told media.

 Footage released on social media shows the bus pause for some time before accelerating into a crowd of pedestrians. The 25-second video was published by public Telegram channel Mash.

Causes for Peace

By Anna Von Reitz

I was recently asked my opinion about the situation in the Middle East.  This was carefully couched with all sorts of historical and political considerations and rationalizations.  To me, it all comes down to scripture, and whether or not you believe it. 

If you believe scripture then there is no mystery whatsoever involved in the situation in the Middle East. 

It says that if the Hebrew people (both Jew and Israelite from the Ten Tribes qualify) obey and follow the Law and precepts given to them, they will be blessed and will flourish and have abundance and peace and all good things. If they don't follow the Law and precepts, they will be cursed in equal measures, and the scriptures then go on and describe what these curses will be.

Carrot and stick. It was the way the Lord had of dealing with stiff-necked people.

You want it this way, or you want it that way, and it's your free choice. 

Now, nothing the Lord does is happenstance.  And nothing He does changes unless He changes it. So you can be sure that the same choice is there for them today.  You want peace...... you want war..... it's up to you. 

As for the Arabs, the sons of Abraham by Hagar, they are not cursed and they are not prohibited from living in the land of Israel, but the land of Israel is not promised to them.  They have all the land outside of Israel, and nothing to complain of, because their own land is or can be as fair as anything in Israel. All they have to do is stop being jealous and stubborn and make use of modern technology to make the desert bloom again.

The entire region can be a garden.

They have all the energy they could ever need and with all the new tech that is available now, they can have all the fresh water they need.  Throw in some vegetable seeds and tree seedlings and the entire Middle East will bloom.  Imagine olive groves and cedar groves and apples and oranges and pecans and every kind of good growing thing taking root and growing where there are bare rocks and sand dunes now. 

Today, we can do this. 

All that is needed is for the different "sides" of this one family to wake up and heal their differences and stop being jealous of each other.  What was given to one is not given to the other, but look at what is possible? 

When my Father died and it came time for my Sister and I to split up the property I gave her whatever she wanted.  Freely.  She had first choice of everything.  So she can never complain with me for the choices she made, but as the years have gone by, she has found that she regrets some things. She feels bad for having taken things she knew I liked and wants to give them back.

The fact is that we all have our blessings, things that are hand-tailored for us and given to us, and if someone else takes those things they bring them no joy. Why?  Because in some special way, those things belong to us, and no force or fraud or happenstance can chance that.  What God gives, He gives.

So it isn't even generosity on our parts to give back what is not truly ours. It is wisdom, instead.  It is by being happy with all those very special things that we have been given--- recognizing and cherishing our own blessings which are ours in the same way, that peace and joy and contentment come.  When the Arab nations read the Old Testament and see what it says, they have cause to know the truth.  They should know from the words of their own Father and from the True God to their Mother what to expect and what to do.

Leave Israel.  Just leave it, and concentrate instead on all the fantastic glories that have been given to the other sons of Abraham. They can and should put their time and energy and love into rebuilding their own cities and their own lands, to cherishing their own gardens and their own people.  This is the wise thing to do, because nobody can change what God has given or question what He has not given.

What is yours is yours, in the realm of Heaven and on Earth.

The Arab nations have more than enough power and energy and money to give every Muslim now living in Israel lands and fortunes far in excess of anything they now have, simply by moving home and living among Muslim neighbors and not having this strife anymore.  Why not do so?  Open up their inheritance, and they won't want someone else's. They will look back on their hovels in Israel and laugh with joy. 

The same thing with the Muslim immigrants fleeing to Europe.  These people are in dismay.  They are facing prejudice and anger.  They are confused and unhappy.  They may not being bombed or attacked by drones anymore, but they are among foreigners and trying to adjust to a strange climate and hostile neighbors who feel that they are being imposed upon. 

Arab nations?  Among the most wealthy of the wealthy on Earth?  Open your borders and your arms to your own people.  Welcome them home and put them to work rebuilding your lands and building the fresh water projects and farms that will make your nations blossom like Eden again.  Put aside this senseless warring and jealousy.  You cannot gainsay the God of your Fathers, but you can pay attention to your own blessings.

As she has grown older, my older Sister no longer feels so needy.  Things are not wanted just because they are lovely or useful or valuable.  They have to be hers.  They have to feel right.   They have to have that special sense of belonging to her.  Everything else she gives away and sends these blessings on their path, hoping that they find their way to those they do belong to. 

Whatever she kept of mine long ago no longer matters. Times change, people change, needs change. What was mine twenty years ago and which should have gone to me to enjoy at that time, is no longer mine, either.  It belongs to someone else now.  And that's all right. 

As for the fights in the Middle East, they could be over in five minutes.  All that is required is that men look for and find their own blessings, and decide to themselves that it is better to look for the causes for peace than to search out the causes for war. 

There will always be mistakes.  There will always be "sins"--- which is just another name for mistakes.  There will always be "debts" --- which is just another name for mistakes.  But we have the ability to correct our mistakes most of the time, and we always have the opportunity to learn from them and do better next time.  We don't have to keep on butting our heads against Divine Laws, like children determined to conquer gravity.

In truth, if we were all letting go of all the things that don't belong to us, but which we have mistakenly latched onto, and instead, paying attention and accepting and caring for those things and people that do belong to us, this would already be a happy and abundant world. 

So how to bring peace to the Middle East?  Read the Old Testament.  Understand what it says.  Accept it.  And be happy. 

Go on and celebrate all that God has given to all of us--- life and love and enough and more to come.  Let the Arab nations wake up to their own blessings at last.  Let the people of Israel read their own choices--- to be blessed or cursed, as they will, and let them have peace from the outside world.

My Sister and I are close now, closer than we have ever been.  The things that stood between us because they were mine and she wanted them no longer stand between us.  Likewise, the hurt she felt because she took them from me and had no pleasure in them, no longer matters, either.  She learned a very hard lesson and realized that life moves on, and sometimes when we take things that belong to others, you can't just give them back.  That moment is gone.

What remains is her growing wisdom and thankfulness for all the blessings that are hers, including my steadfast love.

And that is what must ultimately remain festering in the hearts of the people of the Middle East, because somewhere someone realizes that at the bottom of this is love---and nothing is more troublesome than love denied.  The Jews and the Israelites and the Muslims secretly love each other, which is why they are jealous of each other and fight with each other, because they are all brothers from the same stem, the same family tree, still scrapping all these generations later over what belongs to whom and which blessings are theirs. 

When the nations seek the causes for peace, there will be peace.  When they look at their neighbors and see themselves, there will be peace.  When they question their hearts and ask--- is this mine?  They will know the truth.  And there will be peace and gladness, too, for when men embrace their blessings and take right action for the right reasons, God shines through.

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Compulsary Schooling Exposed

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

He added, "that he had heard too much upon the subject of war, both in this and some former discourses. There was another point, which a little perplexed him at present. I had informed him, that some of our crew left their country on account of being ruined by law; that I had already explained the meaning of the word; but he was at a loss how it should come to pass, that the law, which was intended for every man's preservation, should be any man's ruin. Therefore he desired to be further satisfied what I meant by law, and the dispensers thereof, according to the present practice in my own country; because he thought nature and reason were sufficient guides for a reasonable animal, as we pretended to be, in showing us what he ought to do, and what to avoid."
I assured his honor, "that the law was a science in which I had not much conversed, further than by employing advocates, in vain, upon some injustices that had been done me: however, I would give him all the satisfaction I was able."
I said, "there was a society of men among us, bred up from their youth in the art of proving, by words multiplied for the purpose, that white is black, and black is white, according as they are paid. To this society all the rest of the people are slaves.
For example, if my neighbor has a mind to my cow, he has a lawyer to prove that he ought to have my cow from me. I must then hire another to defend my right, it being against all rules of law that any man should be allowed to speak for himself. Now, in this case, I, who am the right owner, lie under two great disadvantages: first, my lawyer, being practiced almost from his cradle in defending falsehood, is quite out of his element when he would be an advocate for justice, which is an unnatural office he always attempts with great awkwardness, if not with ill-will.
The second disadvantage is, that my lawyer must proceed with great caution, or else he will be reprimanded by the judges, and abhorred by his brethren, as one that would lessen the practice of the law. And therefore I have but two methods to preserve my cow. The first is, to gain over my adversary's lawyer with a double fee, who will then betray his client by insinuating that he hath justice on his side.
The second way is for my lawyer to make my cause appear as unjust as he can, by allowing the cow to belong to my adversary: and this, if it be skillfully done, will certainly bespeak the favor of the bench.
Now your honor is to know, that these judges are persons appointed to decide all controversies of property, as well as for the trial of criminals, and picked out from the most dexterous lawyers, who are grown old or lazy; and having been biased all their lives against truth and equity, lie under such a fatal necessity of favoring fraud, perjury, and oppression, that I have known some of them refuse a large bribe from the side where justice lay, rather than injure the faculty, by doing any thing unbecoming their nature or their office.
"It is a maxim among these lawyers that whatever has been done before, may legally be done again: and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice, and the general reason of mankind. These, under the name of precedents, they produce as authorities to justify the most iniquitous opinions; and the judges never fail of directing accordingly.
"In pleading, they studiously avoid entering into the merits of the cause; but are loud, violent, and tedious, in dwelling upon all circumstances which are not to the purpose. For instance, in the case already mentioned; they never desire to know what claim or title my adversary has to my cow; but whether the said cow were red or black; her horns long or short; whether the field I graze her in be round or square; whether she was milked at home or abroad; what diseases she is subject to, and the like; after which they consult precedents, adjourn the cause from time to time, and in ten, twenty, or thirty years, come to an issue.
"It is likewise to be observed, that this society has a peculiar cant and jargon of their own, that no other mortal can understand, and wherein all their laws are written, which they take special care to multiply; whereby they have wholly confounded the very essence of truth and falsehood, of right and wrong; so that it will take thirty years to decide, whether the field left me by my ancestors for six generations belongs to me, or to a stranger three hundred miles off.
"In the trial of persons accused for crimes against the state, the method is much more short and commendable: the judge first sends to sound the disposition of those in power, after which he can easily hang or save a criminal, strictly preserving all due forms of law."
Here my master interposing, said,
"it was a pity, that creatures endowed with such prodigious abilities of mind, as these lawyers, by the description I gave of them, must certainly be, were not rather encouraged to be instructors of others in wisdom and knowledge."
In answer to which I assured his honor, "that in all points out of their own trade, they were usually the most ignorant and stupid generation among us, the most despicable in common conversation, avowed enemies to all knowledge and learning, and equally disposed to pervert the general reason of mankind in every other subject of discourse as in that of their own profession."

Gulliver's Travels, 1726 by Jonathan Swift

It can be a bit daunting at times to be entering into a profession that is loathed by so many people. I can only say that I entered law for, what I believe to be, the right reasons.

I remember my first day of University and our tutor asking about 20 of us why we wanted to be a Solicitor, I was the only one who didn't say "for the money".

I decided to be a Solicitor because I wanted to help people, to stand up for the vulnerable and to speak out for those without a voice. That's why I choose to specialize in subjects like Family and Criminal law rather than the more lucrative property and commercial subjects.

I have always believed that "the law" is the preserve of those with money. You can always buy "justice" when you have the money to do so.

As I am not yet admitted to "the roll" I have to be careful with any advice I give, I can't present myself as a solicitor just yet. As a result any advice which I give, free of charge, will always be accompanied with the proviso that they go and see a Solicitor to back up what I have said.

Just to give an example of this, I recently had a person come to me for advice in relation to a Family problem. I advised them on some of the suitable Section 8 Orders that would help. I should also say that this person has limited financial means and a family to feed and even if I was fully qualified I would never have charged them.

Now, the f*cker of a Solicitor they went to gave them some very suspect advice, advice that would make the situation worse but which would line their pockets. As a result of this advice which lasted a half hour they charged this person £175.

Is it any wonder so many people hate Lawyers!!

Monday, December 25, 2017

CIA Agent Whistleblower Risks All To Expose

New CIA Agent Whistleblower Risks All 
To Expose The Shadow Government

Whistleblower Tells All 
Frequency EXPERIMENTS on unwitting American Cities 

Published on Nov 12, 2017
Birds dropping out of sky... HACKING the Human Brain, Targeted Individuals, V2K Voice to skull technology, TI Electronic Harassment, Gang Stalking, tinnitus, mood altering ELF frequencies, everyone is on antidepressants, the Russia and Cuba embassy frequencies, the bird and fish die-offs, and much more...


CIA to take down Bundys, famlies and witnesses with ENERGY WEAPON SECRETS


CIA Agent Spills Beans on Everything!   Looks like Deep-State taking down Bundy family and Bundy ranch witnesses with energy weapon. When you are dead you can't testify as to what the Feds did.

Cody Snodgres was a CIA contractor who got fed up with what he was asked to do.  He's spilling the beans about everything now.  In this show he talks about special weapons they have used to kill people and make it look like natural causes.   
CIA contractor, Cody Snodgres goes over everything he knows about the CIA's energy weapons.  These microwave weapons are being used to kill witnesses, activists and anybody else the deep state wants to get rid of.  They have a handheld version and one that is inside a truck.  They also have a version of this weapon that operates from space called Stone-R technology. 
This is the weapon used on Stew Webb, Tom Heneghan and super agent Otis Johnson.  They killed Otis Johnson and gave Stew and Tom massive health problems. 

Glenn Canady
December 25, 2017 

CIA Agent Spills Beans on Energy Weapons!

Christmas Thoughts - From Anna Von Reitz

By Anna Von Reitz

I came downstairs this morning to survey the wreck of my house.  Months of ceaseless work and frequent travels have taken their toll: dust everywhere (even some cobwebs!), tall stacks of paperwork waiting for correspondence and filing, more stacks of mail and dispatches, 53 phone calls to return, 53,000 emails but-who-is-counting, and somewhere, somehow, I am supposed to have a life, keep my housekeeping in order, be present for my family and my community, pay the bills, and last but not least, create a Christmas out of this chaos..... 

Slumping down on the last chair in the house that was not piled high with packages or mail or abandoned winter coats and sipping my coffee gratefully, my eyes fell on two small books, almost booklets, isolated and alone on the one bare expanse of gleaming table top left: The New Testament and The Constitution for the united States of America.  
They seemed so small, so tiny laying there in a pool of winter sunshine. 
Yet, a century and a half ago, these were the foundations of every American's education.  The most slovenly wretch in the most impoverished circumstance had access to these two slim volumes, and in them, he had the essence of all education needed to live a good and self-respecting life.  
You can do without advanced algebra in most professions, and without calculus, too.  You can circumscribe the globe from a Biblical atlas.  And with the actual Constitution, you can overthrow any throne.  Is this not power enough for any man?  
By knowing the social obligations and having a code of ethics to rely on, a man and his country can flourish in peace--- and both of these small books provide that certainty and code.  They tell us who we are and who we are called to be.  They set forth the parameters of life and decency, of self-respect and respect for others. 
If we had no other education now, I had to stop---- if we learned no other useful thing in all our days in school, would we not be better off than we are now, when we are lost and groping for any common understanding?  
My home in Alaska is built like a Viking Hall, with one large room, and other rooms branching off it, here a pantry, there a bathroom, there a stairway going to the second story, or down to the basement.... or out to the Arctic Entry that buffers the indoors from the cold. 
The adornments are simple and useful in the Nordic way, faintly tinged with things Norwegian and Swedish and German.  Old silver spoons.  Hand-carved chairs made of oak and maple.  Oil paintings of snow-capped mountains.  Tall bookcases filled with books.  A central fire in a well-worn stove with an open glass front where the flames are visible, and the dogs and cat love to loll away their winter nights content to know that the family is here and all together. 
Always, though I didn't plan it that way, there is a faint smell of cinnamon and apples and coffee in the kitchen, and a smell of lavender or roses or balsam fir depending on the season of the year wafting around the rest of the household.  It is, I think, even in its state of disrepair and chaos, a blessed and peaceful place, where the stress of modern life has been held at bay.  
My husband calls it my "magic bubble", as if I waved my hand and created my own world.  
This time of year, there are bouquets of greenery and fresh flowers and tall white candles and outside, there is snow and white birches and tall dark spruce trees as far as the eye can see into the woods.  This afternoon as we got started on the clearing and cleaning rituals, I saw a yearling moose, soft dark brown, his velvet muzzle raised up scenting us and no doubt wondering about the brightly lit windows. 
Scrub-a-dub-dub, I plodded merrily along, and the old vacuum cleaner roared to life and the broom and the dust mop and a roll of paper towels began to work their own magic. 
The paper tide was turned and recouped in the office, and my precious little things of Christmas Past, a tiny framed picture of an angel, a crystal star wandering toward Bethlehem and scattering a thousand tiny rainbows in its wake, a mysteriously luminous ivory statue of Mary and her baby, all came forth from their tissue paper and boxes and settled once more in their places like old familiar dinner guests.  
And the Spirit of the Season, gainsay it as some people will, came into the old neglected house with its plain-spoken ways, and transformed it into something magical.  Though there is winter all around, dark and snowy and deep, in this house there is warmth and beauty and spring.  
I smiled at the two pairs of boots standing side by side on the doormat.  Father and son.  Just as it always was and is and should be.  I smiled at the two dogs settled at the feet of their respective men, and at the cat, curled up in a large, warm, fluffy ball waiting for me to put the pie in the oven and come join her in front of the fire. 
It has been a hard year for many of us, and yet, simple as this is, old-fashioned as this is, it's Christmas after all.  
Please join me in being grateful for all the blessings we have, for what we have been able to give, for all that we have been able to learn this past year, for the fellowship of those who travel with us on this road, for the rich heritage that belongs to each of us, for the joy of being present right now.  
Say a prayer of gratitude and then, a prayer for all our brothers and sisters who have suffered foreclosure and prison and injuries of all sorts as a result of a government gone mad, and then, give thanks again for the changes we have seen and the efforts being made to make America great again.  
May all our efforts prosper and come to fruition in the New Year.  Let the Thousand Years of Peace begin.  May the blessings we are heir to rest upon us. May the joy taking root in our hearts last forever. 
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