Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. —Mark Twain
Two years ago on a worship event.
When we say "I love David" or "I love Joseph" in the bible we don't say it because we love that David was a King or because Joseph was put in charge of lot. Right?
No, we love David because he was hidden in the field and took care of the sheep while his other brothers were presented to the prophet Samuel who had come to anoint the next King. We love Joseph because he was thrown into a well and sold as a slave. We can relate more to the pit and rejection than the royalhood. That's why we love those characters. We love what we relate to. But the royalhood and outcome of their obedience is what will make us remember David and Joseph. Therefor, lets remember that there is something beyond the pit and rejection.
David and Joseph didn' t stay where they were, God brought them to their destination. Their obedience wasn't to become a royalty. Their obedience was to be humble and trust God, worship Him and rejoice in Him even in the midst of their trouble. They didn't become bitter. They continued serve God. In fact, David could have killed Saul and become a King and Joseph could have had sex with Potifars wife when he had the chance but he in respect to God didn't take advantage of his great position and chose to honor Potifar. Their obedience is what made made them royalties.
Those who exalt themselves will be humbled and those who humble themselves will be exalted. Right?
By the time of Stolypin's assassination by Dmitry Bogrov, a student (and police informant) in a theatre in Kiev on 18 September 1911, Stolypin had grown weary of the burdens of office. For a man who preferred clear decisive action, working with a sovereign who believed in fatalism and mysticism was frustrating. As an example, Nicholas once returned a document unsigned with the note: "Despite most convincing arguments in favour of adopting a positive decision in this matter, an inner voice keeps on insisting more and more that I do not accept responsibility for it. So far my conscience has not deceived me. Therefore I intend in this case to follow its dictates. I know that you, too, believe that 'a Tsar's heart is in God's hands.' Let it be so. For all laws established by me I bear a great responsibility before God, and I am ready to answer for my decision at any time."
Alexandra, believing that Stolypin had severed the bonds that her son depended on for life, hated the Prime Minister. In March 1911, in a fit of anger stating that he no longer commanded the imperial confidence, Stolypin asked to be relieved of his office. Two years earlier when Stolypin had casually mentioned resigning to Nicholas he was informed:
This is not a question of confidence or lack of it. It is my will. Remember that we live in Russia, not abroad...and therefore I shall not consider the possibility of any resignation.
It never got that far. On 18 September 1911, in a procession where Stolypin's car was unprotected, Rasputin had coincidentally returned from his exile. As Stolypin's car passed him, Rasputin cried out in a loud voice, "Death is after him! Death is driving behind him!"Bogrov would later assassinate Stolypin in the Kiev theatre that night.
In 1912, a fourth Duma was elected with almost the same membership as the third. "The Duma started too fast. Now it is slower, but better, and more lasting," stated Nicholas to Sir Bernard Pares.#romanovs#romanov#romanovdynasty#dynasty#history#tsar#nicholasii#tsarnicholasii#nicholasromanov#ofromanov#houseofromanov#royal#royalfamily#royalty#historylover#russia#russianhistory
Nevertheless, when the Duma remained hostile, Stolypin had no qualms about invoking Article 87 of the Fundamental Laws, which empowered the Tsar to issue 'urgent and extraordinary' emergency decrees 'during the recess of the State Duma'. Stolypin's most famous legislative act, the change in peasant land tenure, was promulgated under Article 87.The third Duma remained an independent body. This time the members proceeded cautiously. Instead of hurling themselves at the government, opposing parties within the Duma worked to develop the body as a whole. In the classic manner of the British Parliament, the Duma reached for power grasping for the national purse strings. The Duma had the right to question ministers behind closed doors as to their proposed expenditures. These sessions, endorsed by Stolypin, were educational for both sides, and, in time, mutual antagonism was replaced by mutual respect. Even the sensitive area of military expenditure, where the October Manifesto clearly had reserved decisions to the throne, a Duma commission began to operate. Composed of aggressive patriots no less anxious than Nicholas to restore the fallen honour of Russian arms, the Duma commission frequently recommended expenditures even larger than those proposed.
With the passage of time, Nicholas also began to have confidence in the Duma. "This Duma cannot be reproached with an attempt to seize power and there is no need at all to quarrel with it," he said to Stolypin in 1909. Unfortunately, Stolypin's plans were undercut by conservatives at court. Reactionaries such as Prince Vladimir Nikolayevich Orlov never tired of telling the Tsar that the very existence of the Duma was a blot on the autocracy, which Tsaritsa Alexandra had always believed anyway. Stolypin, they whispered, was a traitor and secret revolutionary who was conniving with the Duma to steal the prerogatives assigned the Tsar by God. Witte also engaged in constant intrigue against Stolypin. #romanovs#romanov#romanovdynasty#dynasty#history#tsar#nicholasii#tsarnicholasii#nicholasromanov#ofromanov#houseofromanov#royal#royalfamily#royalty#historylover#russia#russianhistory
second Duma met for the first time in February 1907. The leftist parties—including the Social Democrats and the Social Revolutionaries, who had boycotted the First Duma—had won 200 seats in the Second, more than a third of the membership. Again Nicholas waited impatiently to rid himself of the Duma. In two letters to his mother he let his bitterness flow, "A grotesque deputation is coming from England to see liberal members of the Duma. Uncle Bertie informed us that they were very sorry but were unable to take action to stop their coming. Their famous 'liberty', of course. How angry they would be if a deputation went from us to the Irish to wish them success in their struggle against their government."
A little while later Nicholas wrote, "All would be well if everything said in the Duma remained within its walls. Every word spoken, however, comes out in the next day's papers which are avidly read by everyone. In many places the populace is getting restive again. They begin to talk about land once more and are waiting to see what the Duma is going to say on the question. I am getting telegrams from everywhere, petitioning me to order a dissolution, but it is too early for that. One has to let them do something manifestly stupid or mean and then — slap! And they are gone!"
Nicholas II, Stolypin and Jewish delegation during the Tsar's visit to Kiev in 1911
After the Second Duma resulted in similar problems, the new prime minister Pyotr Stolypin (whom Witte described as "reactionary") unilaterally dissolved it, and changed the electoral laws to allow for future Dumas to have a more conservative content, and to be dominated by the liberal-conservative Octobrist Party of Alexander Guchkov. Stolypin, a skilful politician, had ambitious plans for reform. These included making loans available to the lower classes to enable them to buy land, with the intent of forming a farming class loyal to the crown. #romanovs#romanov#romanovdynasty#dynasty#history#tsar#nicholasii#tsarnicholasii#nicholasromanov#ofromanov#houseofromanov#royal#royalfamily#royalty#historylover#russia#russianhistory
Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, the younger sister of Nicholas II, wrote, "There was such gloom at Tsarskoye Selo. I did not understand anything about politics. I just felt everything was going wrong with the country and all of us. The October Constitution did not seem to satisfy anyone. I went with my mother to the first Duma. I remember the large group of deputies from among peasants and factory people. The peasants looked sullen. But the workmen were worse: they looked as though they hated us. I remember the distress in Alicky's eyes."
Minister of the Court Count Vladimir Frederiks commented, "The Deputies, they give one the impression of a gang of criminals who are only waiting for the signal to throw themselves upon the ministers and cut their throats. I will never again set foot among those people."The Dowager Empress noticed "incomprehensible hatred."
Although Nicholas initially had a good relationship with his prime minister, Sergei Witte, Alexandra distrusted him as he had instigated an investigation of Grigori Rasputin and, as the political situation deteriorated, Nicholas dissolved the Duma. The Duma was populated with radicals, many of whom wished to push through legislation that would abolish private property ownership, among other things. Witte, unable to grasp the seemingly insurmountable problems of reforming Russia and the monarchy, wrote to Nicholas on 14 April 1906 resigning his office (however, other accounts have said that Witte was forced to resign by the Emperor). Nicholas was not ungracious to Witte and an Imperial Rescript was published on 22 April creating Witte a Knight of the Order of Saint Alexander Nevsky with diamonds (the last two words were written in the Emperor's own hand, followed by "I remain unalterably well-disposed to you and sincerely grateful, for ever more Nicholas."). #romanovs#romanov#romanovdynasty#dynasty#history#tsar#nicholasii#tsarnicholasii#nicholasromanov#ofromanov#houseofromanov#royal#royalfamily#royalty#historylover#russia#russianhistory
Throw back in 2017, when I decided to look fear in the eyes and take my Business more seriously.
Most times, all you need is take one step at a time, and before you realize, you have covered many miles you never imagined you could.
Thank you Lord for how far you've brought US, Grabeth Fashion House, we are not were we desire to be, but we are sure not where we used to be.
בוקר טוב אהובים יקרים!
היום אני חוגגת יומולדת,
התבקשתי לשים בגד ים, לזרוק כמה דברים בתיק ולצאת..... אבל לפני,
החלטתי שבא ל לצעוק לעולם ושכולם יגלו את ה"קסם" המטורף שקורה בתכנית המלוכה, " איך אפשר לרדת במשקל עם כ"כ הרבה אוכל!" אם תיכנסו לקישור "ביקורות"/פה ממש בצד ימין,
תגלו מהם אותם מוטיבים מרכזיים החוזרים עליהם בין השורות, *תחושת שובע אינסופית
*פשטות בהכנה ועם זאת חוויה ממכרת של טעמים
*ירידה מהירה במשקל
*אין אסור ומותר
*אין ספירת קלוריות, נקודות ואין הגבלת ארוחות!! לא יודעת מה אתכם,
אבל בעיניי זאת נוסחת למיליון דולר!!!!
המירו/תרגמו את המילה מיליון לנוסחת הטורבו - הנוסחה שתיקח אתכם צעד אחר צעד למיליון הדולר בגוף שלכם!! יש לכם הטבה ממני "מבצע יומודלת" - 50% הנחה לקבלת הנוסחה
ישירות לכתובת המייל שלכם וזה אומר שכבר מחר בבוקר תבינו בדיוק על מה אני (עוד אלפי אחרים) מדברים!
לינק לקבלת ההטבה בפרופיל מעלה ☝️
הקישו "אוכלים ומרזים" (ציינו כמות 1) לקבלת 50% הנחה ב 10 שעות הקרובות בלבד
ו.... הכי חשוב,
תיהנו - בכל שלב ושלב ולא רק מהתוצאות!
הנוסחה תאפשר לכם להתמיד ולשמור על משקל היעד
כל עוד תרצו!
חיבוק ענק ממני ❤️