The Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Faith, Prayer, Persevering

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My article is posted below.

Faith, Prayer, Persevering

2016 lies before me, and I look forward to the challenges.  No, it doesn’t mean I’m not afraid.  You see, I’ve noticed that any time I step out to accomplish my calling to write and to sing challenges come and try to dent my faith.  Obstacles come camouflaged through unsolicited advice from well-minded friends or family members that think they know what is best for me. 

In 2015, I learned if I wanted to walk out my vision, I had to do just like Elijah, when he was praying for rain to come, and I did.

In the Bible, it states:

Elijah went up to the top of Carmel: then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees and said to his servant “Go up now, look toward the sea.” So he went up and looked and said, “There is nothing.”  And seven times Elijah said, “Go again.” Then it came to pass the seventh times that the servant said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!” So Elijah said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.’”(1 Kings 18:42-44 NKJV)

So, as I entered 2016, I was on top of my Mount Carmel.  In fact, I am still there, persevering!

Can you see me?  Bowed on the ground with my face between my knees so I won’t be distracted from the left or right by well-minded naysayers and negativity. I am revising my manuscripts, editing my short stories, writing articles and submitting them to the relevant people, who have to power to accept or reject what I write, and I’m singing my songs as my cloud begins to rise.

Photographer: Noël Kachouh/

Happy New Year’s IWSG!
Happy New Year’s All You Wonderful Writers!

Shalom Aleichem,

Pat Garcia

Friday, January 1, 2016

Viewpoint: Precedent Historical Repetition

History is repeating itself. The age of Humanism is slowly marching off the world stage, but what comes next?   Precedent historical repetition says that sooner or later another nation will rise. After all, the human race has lived through the rise and fall of many great nations. History is repeating itself.

The situation among the cultures is precarious. The Iron Curtain is slowly rising out of its sleep and finding its home among nations that want to protect their economy and the pure ethnicity of their race. Cultural diversity is leaving the stage.  History is repeating itself.

The rudimentary ordinances of nature are being disobeyed. What was once one plus one equals two is now one plus one equals whatever makes you feel good.  History is repeating itself.

Over one million people are on the run.  The number of people who have died so far on the ground, in airplanes, in the seas is heartbreaking. Men talked, yet children cry, children die, women cry, women die. History is repeating itself.

In every corner of the world, there is tumult. Philosophical antagonism demands closed borders.   An antagonism based on supremacy, it has plummeted us even nearer to a world war.  It enacts to dominate, to make all men and women think alike. This antagonism has no mercy, no understanding, and no love. History is repeating itself.

"What are you doing, Child?" The Prophet asked.
"Watching the New Year come in over the earth."
"Oh, that's nice."
"No, it's not nice Prophet. It's sad."
"Why, Child. What do you see?"
"In every corner, I see children starving, women crying, human life wasted. Prophet, don't people ever read about the past?"
"No, Child. That's why History repeats itself."

Happy New Year Everyone,
Alles Gute Zum Neuen Jahr Alle,
Bonne Nouvelle Pour Tout Le Monde,
Feliz Nuevo A Todo El Mundo,
Felice Nuovo Per Tutti,
L'Shana Tova.

Shalom Aleichem,
Pat Garcia