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Parkinson's....Boxing Helps...Part 2 Rock Steady Boxing Part II A personal statement on benefits of RSB Authored by Otis Vaughn February 28, 2019 Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) really works and greatly slows the progression of Parkinson’s...

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Apaches, Buffalo Soldiers, That Female Reporter, And... Chapter One       Returning to the Black Range and the land of the Warm Spring Apache Indians, I could not believe what I was seeing. The last time I was here the magical portal...

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Follow the Sun by E. V. Pete Hester Follow the Sun By E. V. Pete Hester Copyright Pending 2015     Foreword Butch Madison told this story to me several years ago and swore that everything he told was true and...

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Mrs. Margaret Huff, Teacher/Educator, Reform, AL, 100th Birthday

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 28-05-2011

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We would like to wish Mrs. Huff a very Happy Birthday on June 11. She certainly earned having a nice, quiet day, huh? Mrs. Huff, it is very doubtful that you remember me, just one of many faces and names passing though your classes over the years, but I certainly remember you, So many of us do. I want to say thank you for giving of yourself and having such a successful career and a wonderful life. A life that has touched so many of us in a very positive manner. I am sure you have influenced many of us. Have a very Happy Birthday and may God richly bless you. Elmer Hester

The Trinity

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-05-2011

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One of the thing that Colton Burpo confirms in the book, “Heaven is For Real” is the Trinity. Colton was discussing the seating arrangement around the throne and Colton stated that he sat in a little chair by The Holy Spirit. Then Colton spoke up and said, “I was sitting by The Holy Spirit. I was praying for you.” Meaning he was praying for his dad back on earth. Then he said, “Hey Dad, did you know God is three persons?” He was not yet four years old and made that statement. Another interesting place in the book, Colton dad asked him what he did while in Heaven. Colton replied, “Homework. Jesus had me doing homework.” Another place Colton told his Mom that the angels carry swords in heaven and they do so to keep Satan out of heaven. Colton’s words were that Satan is not in Hell yet……Wow, that is  pretty heavy stuff for a four year old, huh. Again folks, let me plug this book…You really should read it….Heaven is For Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent..You will not be able to put it down……God loves the little children…..

Ruben Navarrette, Jr., this morning’s paper

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 22-05-2011

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Ruben said, in his article this morning in the Albuquerque Journal May 22, 2011,  among other things that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano reports that the border is more secure than ever and that the present adminstration  has deported about 400,000 illegal immigrants per year since taking office. By removing 1,000 illegals per day it should reach the 1 million mark by Labor Day…..Wow, that is doing pretty good huh….And Ruben points out that President Obama stood before the border and announced mission accomplished and announced that the border was more secure than ever…Ruben seems to think the Latinos have been stung…But that’s what we do Ruben, if you don’t have your green card they send you back…You are a lawbreaker when you do that….Get your green card and come back, then you will be ok and not have to worry about having your drivers license checked…..Now, Ruben,  if you are legal you will be ok so don’t worry in that event…..

The Rapture

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 22-05-2011

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We are still here….Maybe tomorrow or day after or next year….anyway, it will happen and we all need to stay ready….I know it will be a wonderful place and all that and a whole lot of my folks are there already, but still we just wonder a little about the transition….It will be ok and as far as I know we cannot stop it and we probably don’t really want to, but, well, er, uh, gee, I mean, right now, ok, but, ……you know what I mean…….

Final posting?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 21-05-2011

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Well, according to Harold Camping, President of Family Radio, 6 pm today is it….. Rapture, so I’ll be out of here if that is correct. It is the day I have been waiting for. I read where no man would know the day or the hour but I apparently  Mr. Camping thinks he has some inside information. Now if I am around tomorrow, I may have a problem  that, one…..if the Rapture occurred and I am still here my troubles are just beginning…two, if the rapture did not occur then Mr. Camping got some bad information…It does not mean that he is a bad guy, just misinformed and not as close to the Almighty as he had previously thought. You got to be pretty gutsy to make a call like that, still I hope he is right, God takes us  believers right on up to heaven to spend enternity. Pretty good, huh.. Now then, if I am still here tomorrow and all my fellow Christian are still here also, I will be doing a post….If, however, my fellow Christians are all gone and I’m still here, then I don’t really know what I’ll be doing…That’s even harder to think about…..But, even so, tomorrow at this time, me still here (God forbid) I will be doing a post….Probably saying I am a Christian believer and they missed me in the Rapture somehow…..shudder, shudder…..Forgive all my sins Lord Jesus…Amen and Amen

New painting by E. V. Hester: Survivors

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 20-05-2011

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I have titled this painting Survivors. I hope you can tell this is a mountainous burn area. As sometimes happens, the fire skips certain areas and things.  I have depicted a surviving pine tree and an owl waiting for any surviving rodents. With a few good rain the area will rejuvenate itself but it will be years in the restoration……click on painting to increase size….

Planting, Painting, Piddling and other stuff….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 18-05-2011

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Number 2 son came over again today. I always put him to work and I don’t really mean to, it just works out that way. And he is so nice to never complains and he works so darn fast. I have trouble keeping up. I won’t go over everything he did today but I kept him plenty busy planting, squash and okra. He makes it look easy. We have a joint effort in painting rocks also. His Mom picks the rocks to be painted and she picks most of the scriptures and he prints the scripture on the rock. He has a beautiful print. Then they allow me to paint flowers and grass and other stuff, such as vines, etc on the rocks and then we give them to family and friends. They turn out pretty good and we have received several complements on our work. They have been well received by those recipients or so it seems anyway. Anyway, the printing process goes a lot faster than the painting process so I have to catch up in the next couple of days on my “rock painting”. Some are used as decorations in the house, one is out by a tree planted in honor of a lady son who recently passed away, one or more is door stops. I painted some with flowers and no scriptures that decorate our patio. But anyway, it is a fun project that No. 2, Sweetie and I enjoy doing. Then later in the day No. 2 daughter dropped by and we had not seen her in forever (seems like) and we played ketch up on our visiting…So good to see her and her guy and getting some serious visiting in.

My back yard has been visited by a Scott Oriole, a beautiful bird, two days in a row now. I think he has a nest close by and I am delighted that he has chosen my yard to feed and water in. He took a real good bath in the bird bath, he stayed in a long time and he ran of a Robin who was wanting to bath. What a pleasure it is for me at the end of a day to sit on my back patio and watch the show put on by God’s little creatures.  Very relaxing.

For your information, I publish what you commenters write me for the most part, save any cursing or hurtful words toward people, etc, and sometimes those words are not agreed with by this writer, still I publish them and let you read what they think. If you disagree with what was said,  please write your rebuttal and I will publish that also. It happened just lately. Please understands that just because it was published here that, I may or may not agree with any or all of what was said.  If it gets to argumentative or objectionable or hurtful, then I may not publish it. But if I say something that you find hits any of the areas that I have asked you not to do, then please call me down on it. One other thing, sometimes comments get posted to the site before I approve them and sometimes it is several hours before I catch the objectionable comment. I try to trash or delete those as soon as possible….Anyway, I hope you enjoy the site…Thanks, Pete Hester

Dr. Walter Williams, Professor of Economics, George Mason U

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 14-05-2011

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Obama wins in 2012, per Dr. Williams,  a black Economic Professor at George Mason University. A friend provided this e-mail….

Doctor Walter Williams Obama wins in 2012

click on the blue print..

hesterbooks.com writer, E. V. Pete Hester

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 12-05-2011

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Please note all the angels on the fireplace mantel. My sweetie decorates for each season, this is Easter which stays up until its time for the Fourth of July celebration……Update…my bad…Sweetie told me the Angels Mantel is in between Easter and the 4th of July…I might try and picture the seasons changing as evidenced by our mantel in future postings. By the way, that is a working fireplace and has been painted white since we moved in many years ago. We have repainted it a time of two, then a couple of years ago we discontinued using it. Now, we keep something decorative in it all the time….

Going Broke vs Amnesty

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 11-05-2011

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AARP Bulletin, May 2011, Vol 52 No. 4 Going Broke by Marsha Mercer..”Despite signs the economy is brightening, state governments face a fourth straight year of financial crisis. To balance their budgets over the past three years, officials have cut programs that help their most vulnerable residents, including older people and the disabled. They’ve hiked university tuition’s and sliced K-12 school spending. They’ve laid off hundreds of thousands of public employees and pared workers’ benefits and pensions……..Forty-four states and the District of Columbia are projecting $122 billion in budget shortfalls for fiscal 2012, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, which reports that nearly every state plans to spend less in 2012 than in 2008, after inflation….Me talking now, I am jumping ahead in the article some as she states what is driving the shortfalls…..Medicaid accounted for 22 percent, public education 21 percent of all state spending. Next were higher education 10 percent, transportation 8 %, corrections 3% and public assistance 2 percent. States spent the remaining 34 % on everything else……Skipping further…..Despite the political unpopularity of such a move, more than 30 states have raised income, sales or business taxes since the recession started……Me talking again…Which one of us wants to be a bad guy and say no to amnesty? To say no to 11 million more people? To say no to their children who have been raised in America and some who even did not know Mom and Dad were in America illegally..None of us wants to be that bad guy…But who wants to say no  to our very own citizens, who have worked and paid for a secure America only to now be losing it. I am sorry my illegal Mexican friends, but we cannot do the amnesty bit and stay solvent….How much is the national debt of Mexico? Can they help us? Looks to me like they are gonna have to or someone is, but who is kidding whom….We have helped almost every nation in the world….I do not expect anyone of them will come forward when we go under…I am not sure that we can turn it around…Is it possible that America is not mentioned in the end times of the Bible because we are no longer a world power? Well, I don’t know, but you have to admit it does make one wonder…..Can eleven million more people really make a difference?…. Jeez, what’s a couple more trillion dollars?