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Wildfire Victim With Plans to Propose Thought His Engagement Ring Was Lost. Then, The Incredible Happened.

This is an incredible story from a devastating situation.

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This is an incredible story from a devastating situation in Butte County, California, where wildfires have destroyed thousands of homes and left many more homeless.

A young man whose family home had been destroyed by the fire had recently bought an engagement ring to propose to his girlfriend of two years.

When his family home was destroyed, it seemed the ring was gone with it.

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But he was determined to see if it could be recovered.

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Nick Maes had been dating Shastina Huges for two years before the wildfire hit their home.

When Maes seemed determined to see what he could find among the debris, Huges had no idea what exactly he was up to.

“I knew he was going up there and was probably going to be on the local news,” Hughes shared with Yahoo Lifestyle, “but I had no idea what he was really looking for.”

Hughes was at Enloe Medical Center in nearby Chico, where she works as a nurse, when Maes let her know he was heading to the house.

With the help of his father, Maes was able to locate the safe where he’d kept the ring for safekeeping. Incredibly, it was inside, damaged but intact.

“That’s it,” Maes said to KCRA3. “Oh, my gosh! Oh, wow! It is melted and there’s a bullet around it.”

It will certainly need a bit of refurbishing before it is returned to the way it was when Maes picked it out for his future bride, but the happy couple has no intention of the fire robbing them of any aspect of their special moment.

“I want him to be able to have his moment,” Huges to Yahoo Lifestyle. “Some guys work so hard to plan that special question. I don’t want to ruin it for him. I’m trying my best to just let him do him.”

“I’m so happy that our story can be the light in the darkness and people’s glimmer of hope,” she added. “Our story is not just for us, but it’s for our whole community.”

A beautiful story indeed of a very dedicated fiance and hope found amid the ashes.

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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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