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Heidi Cruz Recalls Finding God’s Purpose for Ted During a Dark Time, and How It Kept Her Going

It’s always amazing how God can use the dark times in our life to reveal His plans for us in ways that sustain and motivate us for years to come. 

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Ted Cruz is one of the most polarizing figures in Washington DC. A beacon of conservatism and sold biblical values for many, he’s often portrayed as one of the evilest of Republicans by the left.

Always close by his side is his loving and supportive wife Heidi, who, during Cruz’s 2016 Presidential run, was scrutinized almost as closely as her husband was for her high-powered financial career.

Far from the pregnant-and-barefoot demure traditional wife most people imagine such a conservative political as Cruz might have, Heidi is the Harvard-educated breadwinner for the Cruz family, something that she hasn’t always managed to fuse together seamlessly with her husband’s political career.

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In Ted’s early days in politics, Heidi recently shared in an interview with The Atlantic, there was a time when his recent appointment to as the Texas Solicitor General left the newly married couple in separate cities.

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At the time Heidi was working for the National Security Council, so she remained in Washington DC as he settled in Houston.

Two years later, however, she agreed to move back to Texas to be closer to Ted and take a financial position there with Merrill Lynch, a career transition that Heidi ended up finding very challenging.

After a significant emotional struggle, she finally ended up signing up for a Catholic retreat so she could cope with her depression and grief over giving up a job she’d loved.

It was then that she met a counselor who gave her a message that would encourage her many years later when she and Ted had the spotlight of the nation on them.

The counselor, an 80-year-old Haitian woman, Heidi explained, “sat me down and she looked at me and she goes, ‘I can tell you have an amazing husband. And you both will have an impact on this country.’ She said, ‘God is going to use you, not Ted — not just Ted. You’re part of this team for a reason. God’s gonna use you to do something beyond yourself. You just let God take you to Texas, you let him take you wherever. Because there’s something bigger than you now.’”

Working with this counselor helped Heidi to keep going and to settle into her new life and her new path.

Years later, when she and Ted were on their way to announce his 2016 bid for the presidency, she was journaling her calories when she came across notes from these counseling sessions.

Realizing she’d gone from mourning her own difficult career change to being on her way to launch her husband’s presidential run, Heidi says, I just started crying.”

It’s always amazing how God can use the dark times in our life to reveal His plans for us in ways that sustain and motivate us for years to come.

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The Systemic Antisemitism Of the Woke Culture and Modern Leftism

They claim to be fighting against hatred, but truth is there is systemic antisemitism of woke and cancel culture which media doesn’t report.

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The far left has been injecting Antisemitism into the American political discourse since the early 1970s when leftist African American leaders such as Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young, Louis Farrakhan, and the beloved bigot, Al Sharpton, all went public with their Antisemitism. One would think that in today’s times of wokeism and cancel culture, the Jew-haters of the left would be exposed, shamed, and weeded out of the leftist movements. However, the opposite is happening. antisemitism of woke culture According to Melissa Langsam Braunstein of the National Examiner, fighting Antisemitism can get you canceled. Woke theology teaches that Jews are privileged oppressors. So, when Jews are literally assaulted on the streets by the Left’s political allies, the incidents become Rorschach tests. Many view Jews as victims, but the woke prefer to intimate that Jews must be the aggressors. As a general rule, leftists don’t blame victims unless they’re Jewish. One thing you may have noticed with the rise of Anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. concurrent with the recent Israel-Hamas war is that Antisemitism is that in most cases liberals didn’t criticize anti-Semitic attacks without mentioning Islamophobia despite the fact that there was no actual link between the two. But that’s not totally new. In 2019 when some Democrats wanted to rebuke Rep. Omar for her Antisemitism, the Congressional Black Caucus blocked the resolution because it didn’t mention Islamophobia. Instead, they passed a generic resolution that basically said that being mean to others is bad. Really? I learned that lesson when I was a child watching programs such as Romper Room, Howdy Doody, and Captain Kangaroo. As for the Jew-hating Rep Omar, she not only voted for the measure but celebrated it as a step toward fighting Islamophobia. At the end of June 2021, “April Powers, previously Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer…

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How to Keep Your Kids From Becoming Liberal

here is beauty and goodness in a community of like-minded families.

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Socialism, atheism, hyper-sexualism, wokeism, and the belief that America is evil is now the norm in government schools. I saw this coming years ago before my wife and I started our family which led us to homeschool our children. But we quickly learned that simply schooling at home was not enough. Please read the following message from my wife. It could save your family a lot of heartache, like it saved ours. Brandon Vallorani, Founder of Flag and Cross and Thrasher Coffee I began homeschooling in 2000, when my oldest daughter turned 4 years old. Armed with my bachelor’€™s degree in education and a lifelong desire to teach, I felt confident in my abilities. By 2012, our dream of a full house came true. We now had 7 children ages 16 years old down to newborn. Life was crazy but good. In the midst of raising an infant, toddlers, and teenagers, I had begun to notice some serious learning struggles with one of our children. Over the next two years, I sought help anywhere I could turn. Desperately trying to fix our problems, I scheduled appointments for testing with child psychologists and made numerous changes to our homeschool routine. Countless hours were spent in prayer. Nothing was working. I was overwhelmed and on the verge of quitting completely. And then I attended an informational meeting about Classical Conversations. Immediately inspired, my plan was to save€ the youngest members of our family by joining a Classical Conversations Community. I had been homeschooling for 14 years without a support system, and we all needed friends to stand in the gap. At this informational meeting, I learned about Classical Christian education: grammar, dialectic, and rhetorical stages. I saw a Director light up as she described the beauty of the program. They spoke about…

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