Can you spell Poetic Justice?

We may never know what this little guy did to deserve a knock out blow with a ham shank, but we do know it came swiftly and unexpectedly.

Holy Smoke is a Blog preparing the reader for a fascinating crime story ! I will introduce the cast of characters in this historic "Who Dun It" by, then as Isaiah's words begin to unfold in the complimentary book "Reading Isiah's Mind" we'll come to know the who, what, where, when and how of what can easily be titled "The Greatest Crime Story Ever Told."

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Navin R. Johnson

About the Author

Unlike “Navin R. Johnson”, Steve Martin’s moronic characterization in the 1979 comedy film “The Jerk” , I was not born a “poor black child”. I arrived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on the 18th of October in 1946 - the firstborn of European immigrant offspring. My father’s parents were Irish and my mother’s parents were Sicilian. Although I was born in New England and could characterize myself as “a Yankee”, the Lion’s share of my cultural identity rests in background of the people who had a hand in raising me. What I know about the warmth and affection among extended family members, I learned from my mother’s Sicilian people. My incisive wit is… brought to you by the makers of …my father’s Irish people.

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Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter 56 verses 7 – 12

7. I will lead (guide) them (Israel’s people) to the mountain (exalted-elevation) of (originating; from) “my” (Jehovah’s; celestial) holiness (sainthood; heavenly-character) and cheer-them-up (make them gleesome; cause them to rejoice)  because of house (family; lineage; dynasty; bloodline) of my intercessor’s (persons who intervene on behalf of others, especially by prayer; supplicators) who present themselves as burnt-offerings and sacrifice themselves voluntarily (of their own free will) upon my altar. […]

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Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter 56 verses 1 – 6

1.  Thus saith the Lord, “Guard (maintain; keep; preserve; protect) justice (fairness; impartiality; fair-mindedness; objectivity) and do what is right (virtuous; honorable; moral; good; proper) because salvation (deliverance from sin and its consequences; redemption) and righteousness (morality and  justice) according to (in compliance with; as stated by; on the authority of; in agreement with) my standards are to come (arrive;present-themselves; appear; materialize)  shortly […]

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Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter 55 verses 8 – 13

8. “For My (Jehovah’s) thoughts (ideas; views; considerations) are not your thoughts (ideas; views; conderations) and neither are your ways (customs; habits) anything like my ways (customs; habits)”, declares the Lord. . . . . 9. In the same way the heavens (people  with whom God and His Holy Spirit dwell-comfortably and feel perfectly “at-home”) are exalted (elevated; raised […]

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