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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Horses and Ponies – 4 February 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

Have you visited  If you haven’t, please do so now; if you already have, it may be a good idea to take another look.

How many people realize the truth about the way thousands of horses are routinely caused to suffer and, when they are no longer of use, disposed of in the most horrible ways imaginable? Where horses are concerned, the betrayal of trust and the deliberate lies fed to the public about these gentle animals, both wild and domesticated, are enormous and can only be described as sociopathic.

What is wrong with people who not only glorify evil activities such as rodeos, but actually encourage their children to participate in them? Have you noticed how these abominations are spreading? Crude machismo is increasingly promoted, instead of kindness and compassion. This is regression that is bound to have serious negative effects on individuals as well as on society.

In Matthew 18:5 and following, Jesus warns about such behavior: “…whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it is better for him [or her] that a millstone be hung around his [or her] neck, and that he [or she] be drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of its stumbling blocks! For it is inevitable that stumbling blocks come; but woe to that man [or woman] through whom the stumbling block comes!”

According to The Amplified Bible, “stumbling blocks” are “temptations to sin and influences to do wrong” or something that hinders in “right conduct or thought” or causes to sin.  

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