How Long Will America Last With Hordes of Illegals Flooding In

Written by Gary Revel

The numbers of illegal aliens in all of America continue to swell byrepparttar use of drop houses and corrupt government officials in Los Angeles and elsewhere. Even many of those whose job it is to capture and deport illegals are often sympathetic to their plight because of cultural connections. Police departments as well as Federal agents admit that they don't have enough manpower to deal withrepparttar 132387 problem and when some of their own don't try to do their job well then what can they really do? Then there are those times when even law officers are sometimes forbidden even to ask if someone is here illegally. This kind of soft handed approach to people who are here illegally is misguided to sayrepparttar 132388 least.

Illegals continue to come and others are brought into this country by smugglers. Many are held in drop houses until they are able to pay fees allowing them to be released intorepparttar 132389 general population. There are so many illegals inrepparttar 132390 United States that they just blend in and find jobs and connections to anytown USA. How many of these are terrorists with plans to kill Americans is unclear but it should not make anyone feel easy about it to know that law enforcement doesn't seem to be able to do anything to decreaserepparttar 132391 flow.

Many illegals work and live in America with family and friends embedded in governmental departments. These sympathetic souls often breakrepparttar 132392 law for their illegal cousins using various methods learned from years of hiding illegals and eventually finding ways to make them part of their network withrepparttar 132393 goal of eventually taking over America.

Todayrepparttar 132394 war against America is more relevant and acute than it has been sincerepparttar 132395 War Betweenrepparttar 132396 States. How long this country can surviverepparttar 132397 attacks coming from every direction is anybody's guess. It may eventually take more thanrepparttar 132398 Patriot Act to save America. Thousands of streets across America have areas where groups of illegal aliens stand around waiting for someone to drive up and hire them. They normally work for cash without any legal safeguards or protections and of course no paper trail forrepparttar 132399 government to find out what they did and how much they were paid. This is a daily practice in Los Angeles California as well as hundreds of other cities and towns throughoutrepparttar 132400 United States.

Sacred Group Retreats to Make Change

Written by Douglas D. Germann, Sr.

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Sacred Group Retreats to Make Change

By Douglas D. Germann, Sr.

c Copyright 2004, Learning Works, Incorporated. All rights reserved.

There is a power that shows up when a committed group of people gathers. You have seen it: something clicks, something flows, enthusiasm grows, and soon something unexpected happens. Something good and surprising.

How do you consciously tap into this power?

My experience is that you cannot command it, you cannot give it a schedule. This something--call it spirit or even Spirit--blows where and when it will.

What you can do, however, is invite. And open.

What that means on a practical level is that you gatherrepparttar 132386 elements--seeds, water, air, earth and fire--and you providerepparttar 132387 space, as much of it as possible, for divinity to happen. So it requires trust, but only a little, for we know that when invited, Spirit comes.

The seeds arerepparttar 132388 people and their hopes, fears, desires, passions, ideas: allrepparttar 132389 highest and best you have. Earth is grounds andrepparttar 132390 great outdoors: choose a retreat setting that will allow people to get out in nature, for many these days see God in nature.

Air is fresh air to breathe. We need oxygen and allrepparttar 132391 trace gasses in order for our brains to work and our spirits to fructify. Fire is sunlight--plenty of windows and maybe even a skylight or two so we can see a larger world, reach to touchrepparttar 132392 stars.

Water: we told we are 98% water; still, we know more than our minds can know when we walk or sit by a sparkling brook or a quiet lake. Seek out a place which has water.

It is not all setting, however. There is work to be done. We invite and open inrepparttar 132393 very invitation we send to our people. We want everybody there who feels strongly enough aboutrepparttar 132394 change we want to see and be inrepparttar 132395 world to acceptrepparttar 132396 responsibility to act. So our invitation needs to touchrepparttar 132397 sparkling places in these people. It needs to be specific as torepparttar 132398 change, yet open torepparttar 132399 widest possibilities. For instance, "The role of St. John Church inrepparttar 132400 Future of Homelessness;" or "Improving Senior Healthcare in Manitowoc."

Inviting openness atrepparttar 132401 meeting is where you need to turn your attention next. How do you draw onrepparttar 132402 hopes and dreams of your people and still leave room forrepparttar 132403 spirit inrepparttar 132404 moment? Simple. Leaverepparttar 132405 agenda open to be written atrepparttar 132406 retreat. Sound scary? It usually is forrepparttar 132407 organizers. For divinity it isrepparttar 132408 best invitation.

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