Third Sunday of Easter… 4/15/2018 *push/click*

CONFIDENCE… CONFIDENT… CONFIDENTLY…

O God, by the humiliation of your Son you lifted up this fallen world, rescuing us from the hopelessness of death. Grant your faithful people a share in the joys that are eternal; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

i-Think-I-Can

CONFIDENCE… CONFIDENT… CONFIDENTLY…

Will I see you TODAY???

I am READING @ my church @ the 8:00 service…

(Please READ this post to the end… I included a summation of testimonies and scriptures for my week… IT IS PRETTY COOL)

Here is what is written… 

*In our service, we generally have a LESSON/reading  from the “Old” Testament… followed by a PSALM… THEN A LESSON/reading from the “New” Testament*

HOWEVER… THE FIRST lesson/READING IS FROM ACTS…(which is written in the “New” Testament)

Acts 3:12-19 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 When Peter saw it, he addressed the people, “You Israelites,[a] why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we had made him walk? 13 The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant[b] Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided to release him. 14 But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you, 15 and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. 16 And by faith in his name, his name itself has made this man strong, whom you see and know; and the faith that is through Jesus[c] has given him this perfect health in the presence of all of you.

17 “And now, friends,[d] I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. 18 In this way God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, that his Messiah[e] would suffer. 19 Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out,

*raises hand*

raises eyebrows

WHY THE BOOK OF ACTS???

THEN, IT READS…

1 John 3:1-7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he[a] is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

Everyone who commits sin is guilty of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he was revealed to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him sins; no one who sins has either seen him or known him. Little children, let no one deceive you. Everyone who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.

(You will find personal stories and scriptures that I want to share with you for this past week… PLEASE, READ TILL THE END)

4/10/2018 –

TODAY, b4 my multiple trips to Lowe’s…

Choices

I CHOOSE TO READ… (will you???)

THANK YOU!!!

CONFIDENCE… CONFIDENT… CONFIDENTLY…

bring-it-text

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4/11/2018 –

AWESOME!!!  I need to share with you these scriptures TODAY…

HERE THEY ARE SPOON FED TO YOU…

4/12/2018 –

I went to my church to practice my readings for Sunday…

A VERSE THAT JUMPED OUT AT ME was 1 John 3:4… IT READS…

“4 Everyone who commits sin is guilty of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.”

YOU KNOW, I WENT TO THAT HISTORICAL SOCIETY ALL WEEK…

law

I NEED TO SHARE WITH YOU WHAT I READ THIS MORNING…

Psalm 4

Confident Plea for Deliverance from Enemies

Answer me when I call, O God of my right!
    You gave me room when I was in distress.
    Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer.

How long, you people, shall my honor suffer shame?
    How long will you love vain words, and seek after lies?
But know that the Lord has set apart the faithful for himself;
    the Lord hears when I call to him.

When you are disturbed,[a] do not sin;
    ponder it on your beds, and be silent.
Offer right sacrifices,
    and put your trust in the Lord.

There are many who say, “O that we might see some good!
    Let the light of your face shine on us, O Lord!”
You have put gladness in my heart
    more than when their grain and wine abound.

I will both lie down and sleep in peace;
    for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety.

Let’s Go Confidently get that haircut…

4/13/2018 –

BUSY, BUSY DAY = THAT FLAG FIT!!!

Awesomeness.

Dear Friends,
We are pleased to announce the installation of a new exhibit in our Museum. This Exhibit will feature artifacts and pictures telling the story of the 63rd Birthday Party of Dwight David Eisenhower held in Hershey, PA on October 13, 1953. We are truly grateful of all the wonderful support our community displayed towards our 34th President of the United States of America.


ANYWAY… NOT BUSY ENOUGH TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU…

CONFIDENCE… CONFIDENT… CONFIDENTLY…

Thank you 4.13.2018

4/14/2018

THIS WEEK’s GOSPEL IS SIMILAR TO LAST WEEK’sA lot of congregations will be taught this word… 

Luke 24:36-48 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

36 While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”[a] 37 They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.[b]41 While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate in their presence.

44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, 46 and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah[c] is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses[d] of these things.

Thank you 4.14.2018

I PICKED UP TRASH THIS MORNING…

Now, let’s CONFIDENTLY go2 work…

 

 

Week of Third Sunday of Easter… 4/15/2018 *push/click*

CONFIDENCE… CONFIDENT… CONFIDENTLY…

O God, by the humiliation of your Son you lifted up this fallen world, rescuing us from the hopelessness of death. Grant your faithful people a share in the joys that are eternal; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

CONFIDENCE… CONFIDENT… CONFIDENTLY…

bring-it-text

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4/11/2018

AWESOME!!!  I need to share with you these scriptures TODAY…

HERE THEY ARE SPOON FED TO YOU…

Thank you 4.11.2018a

Thank you 4.11.2018b

4/12/2018

I went to my church to practice my readings for Sunday…

A VERSE THAT JUMPED OUT AT ME was 1 John 3:4… IT READS

“4 Everyone who commits sin is guilty of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.”

YOU KNOW, I WENT TO THAT HISTORICAL SOCIETY ALL WEEK…

law

I NEED TO SHARE WITH YOU WHAT I READ THIS MORNING…

Thank you 4.12.2018

Psalm 4

Confident Plea for Deliverance from Enemies

Answer me when I call, O God of my right!
    You gave me room when I was in distress.
    Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer.

How long, you people, shall my honor suffer shame?
    How long will you love vain words, and seek after lies?
But know that the Lord has set apart the faithful for himself;
    the Lord hears when I call to him.

When you are disturbed,[a] do not sin;
    ponder it on your beds, and be silent.
Offer right sacrifices,
    and put your trust in the Lord.

There are many who say, “O that we might see some good!
    Let the light of your face shine on us, O Lord!”
You have put gladness in my heart
    more than when their grain and wine abound.

I will both lie down and sleep in peace;
    for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety.

Let’s Go Confidently get that haircut…

4/13/2018

BUSY, BUSY DAY = THAT FLAG FIT!!!

Awesomeness.

Dear Friends,
We are pleased to announce the installation of a new exhibit in our Museum. This Exhibit will feature artifacts and pictures telling the story of the 63rd Birthday Party of Dwight David Eisenhower held in Hershey, PA on October 13, 1953. We are truly grateful of all the wonderful support our community displayed towards our 34th President of the United States of America.


ANYWAY… NOT BUSY ENOUGH TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU…

Thank you 4.13.2018a

CONFIDENCE… CONFIDENT… CONFIDENTLY…

Thank you 4.13.2018

Week of Third Sunday of Easter… 4/15/2018 *push/click*

CONFIDENCE… CONFIDENT… CONFIDENTLY…

O God, by the humiliation of your Son you lifted up this fallen world, rescuing us from the hopelessness of death. Grant your faithful people a share in the joys that are eternal; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

i-Think-I-Can

CONFIDENCE… CONFIDENT… CONFIDENTLY…

Will I see you this Sunday???

I am READING @ my church @ the 8:00 service…

Here is what is written… 

*In our service, we generally have a LESSON/reading  from the “Old” Testament… followed by a PSALM… THEN A LESSON/reading from the “New” Testament*

HOWEVER… THE FIRST lesson/READING IS FROM ACTS… (which is written in the “New” Testament)

Acts 3:12-19 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 When Peter saw it, he addressed the people, “You Israelites,[a] why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we had made him walk? 13 The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant[b] Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided to release him. 14 But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you, 15 and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. 16 And by faith in his name, his name itself has made this man strong, whom you see and know; and the faith that is through Jesus[c] has given him this perfect health in the presence of all of you.

17 “And now, friends,[d] I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. 18 In this way God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, that his Messiah[e] would suffer. 19 Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out,

*raises hand*

raises eyebrows

WHY THE BOOK OF ACTS???

THEN, IT READS…

1 John 3:1-7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he[a] is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

Everyone who commits sin is guilty of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he was revealed to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him sins; no one who sins has either seen him or known him. Little children, let no one deceive you. Everyone who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.

white cross II

TALK 2YA LATER IN THE WEEK!

4/10/2018

TODAY, b4 my multiple trips to Lowe’s…

Choices

I CHOOSE TO READ… (will you???)Thank you 4.10.2018a

THANK YOU!!!

Thank you 4.10.2018

 

 

 

 

Second Sunday of Easter… 4/8/2018 *push/click*

God is Light…

Almighty God, we have celebrated with joy the festival of our Lord’s resurrection.  Graciously help us to show the power of the resurrection in all that we say and do; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

lighthouse

AWESOME!!! The Common Liturgy is AWESOME this week!

Liturgy is the customary public worship performed by a religious group, according to its beliefs, customs and traditions. As a religious phenomenon, liturgy is a communal response to and participation in, the sacred through activity reflecting praise, thanksgiving, supplication or repentance…

I LIKE TO THINK OF LITURGY AS THE SHARING OF GOD’s WORD…

(Please READ this post to the end… I included a summation of testimonies and scriptures for my week… IT IS PRETTY COOL)

Acts 4:32-35 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Believers Share Their Possessions

32 Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. 33 With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. 34 There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. 35 They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.

AND THEN…

IT IS WRITTEN…

1 John 1:1-2:2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Word of Life

We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— this life was revealed, and we have seen it and testify to it, and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us— we declare to you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. We are writing these things so that our[a] joy may be complete.

God Is Light

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him while we are walking in darkness, we lie and do not do what is true; but if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Christ Our Advocate

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

(You will find personal stories and scriptures that I want to share with you for this past week… PLEASE, READ TILL THE END)

4/3/2018 –

I notice certain things… before I went to work this past Easter Sunday, I noticed the United States flag was not in our chapel…

WHY NOT???

ANYWAY…

Let me share with you what I READ this morning…

I pray that your WISDOM is STRENGTHENING…

4/4/2018 –

Wanna hear what I read this morning???

OR WANNA READ IT??? (different translation)

4/5/2018 –

lol… I need better light in that video… lol

ANYWAY…

HERE IS A PSALM FOR STRENGTH…

Psalm 133

The Blessedness of Unity

How very good and pleasant it is
    when kindred live together in unity!
It is like the precious oil on the head,
    running down upon the beard,
on the beard of Aaron,
    running down over the collar of his robes.
It is like the dew of Hermon,
    which falls on the mountains of Zion.
For there the Lord ordained his blessing,
    life forevermore.

i feel compelled to share one of my favorite scriptures with you…

Ephesians 1:3-6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Spiritual Blessings in Christ

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ[a] before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

Hopefully, I WILL SEE YA SUNDAY!!! (after my speech competition and work)

fishbone

4/6/2018 –

TODAY = I’m busy…

STILL GONNA SHARE THESE SCRIPTURES WITH YOU…

4/7/2018

I had a SPEECH COMPETITION THIS MORNING…

I can not got over the JOY I heard…

On a side note, THANK YOU HERSHEY PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR LETTING ME BORROW AN AMERICAN FLAG FOR OUR DWIGHT EISENHOWER EXHIBITA Birthday Party for a President“…

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God is Light…

Sorry, for changing subjects so fast… HOWEVER, i need to share with you the Holy Gospel read to a lot of churches before i go2 work…

John 20:19-31 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

Jesus and Thomas

24 But Thomas (who was called the Twin[a]), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”

26 A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” 28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”

The Purpose of This Book

30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. 31 But these are written so that you may come to believe[b] that Jesus is the Messiah,[c] the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

Thank you 4.7.2018

LET’s GO2 WORK

 

 

Week of The Resurrection of OUR LORD… 4/1/2018 *push/click*

WE SHALL LIVE!!! (thank you)

Almighty God, through your only Son you overcame death and opened for us the gate of everlasting life.  Give us your continual help; put good desires into our minds and bring them to full effect; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

aka… HOLY WEEK.

WE SHALL LIVE!!! (thank you)

Holy Communion cross in cup

It’s a busy week for pastors…

3/28/2018

Thank you 3.28.2018

SOOOOOOOO…… I was intending to share with you that READING IN HEBREWS; however, AFTER WHAT I WITNESSED AT THAT FREE CHURCH… HERE IS PSALM 118…

Psalm 118

A Song of Victory

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    his steadfast love endures forever!

Let Israel say,
    “His steadfast love endures forever.”
Let the house of Aaron say,
    “His steadfast love endures forever.”
Let those who fear the Lord say,
    “His steadfast love endures forever.”

Out of my distress I called on the Lord;
    the Lord answered me and set me in a broad place.
With the Lord on my side I do not fear.
    What can mortals do to me?
The Lord is on my side to help me;
    I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
    than to put confidence in mortals.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
    than to put confidence in princes.

10 All nations surrounded me;
    in the name of the Lord I cut them off!
11 They surrounded me, surrounded me on every side;
    in the name of the Lord I cut them off!
12 They surrounded me like bees;
    they blazed[a] like a fire of thorns;
    in the name of the Lord I cut them off!
13 I was pushed hard,[b] so that I was falling,
    but the Lord helped me.
14 The Lord is my strength and my might;
    he has become my salvation.

15 There are glad songs of victory in the tents of the righteous:
“The right hand of the Lord does valiantly;
16     the right hand of the Lord is exalted;
    the right hand of the Lord does valiantly.”
17 I shall not die, but I shall live,
    and recount the deeds of the Lord.
18 The Lord has punished me severely,
    but he did not give me over to death.

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness,
    that I may enter through them
    and give thanks to the Lord.

20 This is the gate of the Lord;
    the righteous shall enter through it.

21 I thank you that you have answered me
    and have become my salvation.
22 The stone that the builders rejected
    has become the chief cornerstone.
23 This is the Lord’s doing;
    it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day that the Lord has made;
    let us rejoice and be glad in it.[c]
25 Save us, we beseech you, O Lord!
    Lord, we beseech you, give us success!

26 Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.[d]
    We bless you from the house of the Lord.
27 The Lord is God,
    and he has given us light.
Bind the festal procession with branches,
    up to the horns of the altar.[e]

28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
    you are my God, I will extol you.

29 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
    for his steadfast love endures forever.

3/29/2018

Maun·dy Thurs·day

ˌmôndē ˈTHərzdā/

noun

  1. the Thursday before Easter, observed in the Christian Church as a commemoration of the Last Supper.

     

I learned the meaning of Maundy today… tonight, is our Maundy Thursday Service at my church…

SPEAKING OF MY CHURCH…

Wanna hear what I READ THIS MORNING???

OR… READ IT.

Thank you 3.29.2018a

Let’s go take communion…

Thank you 3.29.2018

3/30/2018

WELL… BEFORE I GO2 WORK, I NEED TO SHARE WITH YOU A READING FROM OUR OLD TESTAMENT…

Thank you 3.30.2018

Thank you 3.30.2018A

CHECK OUT WHAT I DID AT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY THIS MORNING…

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LET’s GO2 WORK

 

The Resurrection of Our Lord… 4/1/2018 *push/click*

WE SHALL LIVE!!! (thank you)

Almighty God, through your only Son you overcame death and opened for us the gate of everlasting life.  Give us your continual help; put good desires into our minds and bring them to full effect; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

htluth

WE SHALL LIVE!!! (thank you)

This Sunday marks a special time in the church calendar… IT’s a time when we remember Christ’s VICTORY over death!  (is there any other Major Religion whose “PROPHET” conquered death???)

I like asking questions… cool… huh???

I also like sharing some scripture with you… HERE IS A READING FROM ISAIAH…

Isaiah 25:6-9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples
    a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines,
    of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear.
And he will destroy on this mountain
    the shroud that is cast over all peoples,
    the sheet that is spread over all nations;
    he will swallow up death forever.
Then the Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces,
    and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth,
    for the Lord has spoken.
It will be said on that day,
    Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us.
    This is the Lord for whom we have waited;
    let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

AND THEN…

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IT SHARES A READING FROM THE BOOK OF ACTS” – lol

Acts 10:34-43 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Gentiles Hear the Good News

Definition of Gentile

– a person of a non-Jewish nation or of non-Jewish faith; especially a Christian as distinguished from a Jew

34 Then Peter began to speak to them: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality, 35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. 36 You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ—he is Lord of all. 37 That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. 39 We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; 40 but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, 41 not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. 43 All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”

HAPPY EASTER!!!

farm show complex

Talk 2ya Later in the Week!

3/27/2018

mmm… i spent all day researching a great man… Dwight D. Eisenhower.

usa

I NEED TO SHARE WITH YOU BEFORE I LEFT THE HOUSE…

“Will I have time???”

Thank you 3.27.2018

Thank you 3.27.2018a

Thank you 3.27.2018b