A. Dru Kristenev

Former newspaper publisher, A. Dru Kristenev, grew up in the publishing industry working every angle of a paper, from ad composition and sales, to personnel management, copy writing, and overseeing all editorial content. During her tenure as a news professional, Kristenev traveled internationally as both a representative of the paper and non-profit organizations.Since 2007, Kristenev has authored four fact-filled political suspense novels, the Baron Series, and two non-fiction books, all available on Amazon.ChangingWind (changingwind.org) is a solutions-centered Christian ministry.Donate Here

Most Recent Articles by A. Dru Kristenev:

By golly, it is Trump’s fault McCabe was fired

Mar 18, 2018 — A. Dru Kristenev

By golly, it is Trump’s fault McCabe was fired
It’s obvious. Donald Trump’s entering the political fray in 2015, throwing his hat in the ring to run for president, forced Andrew McCabe to abandon integrity and good sense.

Any possibility that this brash, unqualified, business mogul might cross the Oval Office threshold had to be prevented at all costs, and McCabe was one of those compelled to stand strong for that rightful cause.

At least, that’s how he and much of the Swamp think about their desertion of ethical standards. There could be no higher calling than to oppose the ascendancy of Trump to the most powerful office in the land.

Specious arguments fuel climate lawsuits to kill autonomy

Mar 16, 2018 — A. Dru Kristenev

Specious arguments fuel climate lawsuits to kill autonomy
When you can’t win the argument on the merits of facts, you do the next best thing – sue.

It’s nothing new to see environmental groups lawyer up to protect fish spawning, insect habitat or weed propagation. Legal institutions, whose whole justification for existence is to give a “voice” to the non-sentient world, began to crop up in the seventies with the advent of environmental advocacy. Individuals like Robert Kennedy, jr. founded organizations like the Environmental Defense Fund to protect powerless plants and animals that man was supposedly decimating simply by walking the earth.

Removing “man” from language can’t change Creation

Mar 9, 2018 — A. Dru Kristenev

Removing “man” from language can’t change Creation
There is a growing contingent of overzealous cultural reformers who believe that excising the word “man” from the English language will instantly do away with inequality on every level of existence. As one friend once put it, “What form of reality are they living in?” The meaning is apparent when individuals decide ‘reality’ is based on their feelings. (And this is a guy who worked in the entertainment industry. You got it – Hollywood. Maybe that’s why he could pigeonhole the insanity of personal reality?)

The “me too” movement has been expanded from recognizing widespread sexual abuse to include all kinds of supposed discrimination, all of which is ascribed to the ubiquitous appearance of the word “man.”

Contradiction:  Trust our arguments and reason, when we say we are too immature to own a weapon

Feb 25, 2018 — A. Dru Kristenev

Contradiction:  Trust our arguments and reason, when we say we are too immature to own a weapon
Illogic has become endemic in our youth, much at the fault of indoctrination referred to as education, but also by the lack of parental involvement in children’s lives.

The aftermath of the Parkland. Florida mass shooting has spawned every level of emotional breakdown, from students and fact-resistant adults’ boorish behavior at the CNN “town hall” to the disrespectful rabble-rousing of Debbie Wasserman Schultz at a prayer vigil.

Mind control or gun control

Feb 18, 2018 — A. Dru Kristenev

Mind control or gun control
As families cope with the emotional devastation incurred by the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, opinions about the cause of the tragedy are varied and, in some cases, wild.

What is certain is that some of the speculation points in the right direction without going the full mile. Rush Limbaugh brought up the federal takeover of education as a thorny obstacle to preventing what has become a growing number of incidents in schools. He is correct that the Department of Education has hindered local school boards from acting as they see fit. Confirming examples of such interference is as easy as noting the Obama-era imposition of all-gender inclusion in locker rooms and bathrooms. Advocating that states resume local control over schools, including establishing safety measures to address individual communities, is a sensible suggestion.

Border Wall: NOW libs are worried about property rights

Feb 12, 2018 — A. Dru Kristenev

Border Wall: NOW libs are worried about property rights
It’s okay to weaponize environmental regulations to restrict land use by farmers and ranchers, even seize property… but build a wall along the border to protect Americans from the influx of more and more criminal aliens and, all of a sudden, the government is infringing on property rights.

Included in the mixed-up argument being made against the Trump Administration to bar constructing a wall meant to decrease illegal cross-border traffic, is the claim made by groups such as the Center for Biological Diversity that “natural migration of people and wildlife” will be interrupted.

California city on the cusp of instituting communism, devaluing citizens

Feb 7, 2018 — A. Dru Kristenev

Stockton, California, Bankrupt, Universal Basic Income
How the American Dream has cheapened to the point of believing a $500 a month giveaway will save a bankrupt city is outside the realm of reason. Yet this is what the disordered mind of a California city’s mayor is promoting.

Last year, we heard the resurgence of a communist-based concept, “universal basic income” infiltrate the discussions about the budget when it came before Congress. Touted as compassionate, the idea of guaranteeing everyone a less than livable pittance per month or year is anything but. Despite that, what I dubbed “universal basic poverty” is now being promoted as a golden experiment for the City of Stockton.

Davos globalists experience what they engineered

Jan 25, 2018 — A. Dru Kristenev

Davos globalists experience what they engineered
As globalist billionaires and politicians gather for the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland, they are encouraged to take forty-five minutes out of their busy schedule to “walk in the shoes” of a refugee. As much as benevolent organizations tout this as an opportunity to share the heartache of a refugee’s experience, it is more an exercise in hubris than compassion.

Consider that it is the unchecked avarice of most of the participants that has created the circumstances upending lives and displacing populations. These economic movers and shakers’ vision of a global community is one that allows them free access to sack nations for their own profit. The global regime that WEF participants peddle and carry out is the very avenue by which average citizens are placed at risk of losing their homes, their livelihoods and their countries to strife and civil war.

Corruption of MLK’s legacy

Jan 15, 2018 — A. Dru Kristenev

Corruption of MLK’s legacy
First of all, what is NAACP doing sponsoring a division to address the non-existent concept of environmental and climate justice? Before I go any deeper, it’s important to point out that the environment (earth, its elements and inhabitants) and climate (the atmosphere) are not sentient beings that crave justice from one another, the universe or man. They are components of Creation of which each of the aforementioned are interconnected not adversarial.

For reasoning that counters logic, the civil rights movement that Dr. Martin Luther King, jr. led has been turned on its ear by lumping inanimate objects like stone, as in geologic formations, vegetation, animate creatures and weather together with man as being mistreated by man. Never did Dr. King interchange the natural world and man, made in God’s image, as equivalents. Nor did he equate justice for man among men with the elements of the world.

The Gift of Faith

Dec 25, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

Faith is a gift of the Holy Spirit
When we think of faith, how many of us believe that it must rise from our own being? That in order for us to be successful in achieving our dreams, we must have faith in ourselves?

The truth is, faith is a gift and not by the measure of the world that touts the mantra that thinking good thoughts by force of will, good things are then manifested.

Faith is a gift of the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12
8 For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit,
9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,
10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.

Reining in federal land ownership—a drop in the bucket

Dec 6, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

Reining in federal land ownership--a drop in the bucket
When the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was designated under President Clinton’s purview in 1996, it created real hardship for regional ranchers. New management rules locked up more than one and a half million acres, discontinuing grazing leases that were imperative to sustain cattle growers who’d been using the land responsibly for more than a century.

Part of the impetus for closing off natural resource development at the time was to halt access to one of the best sources of low sulfur coal, including from tribal populations, putting a stranglehold on arid land limited economies. Instituting the monument spelled financial disaster to Four Corners ranch industry as well as the Navajo that has tried to expand their coal industry. One of the reasons Clinton closed off the coal was a backroom deal made to bump up the price of the commodity being mined in Indonesia. It removed U.S. competition at the expense of Native America that, on the other hand, has been tagged to protest pro-growth projects like Dakota Access Pipeline and, now, truncating Bears Ears National Monument.

Hypocrites on the right – convicting without a trial

Nov 17, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

Hypocrites on the right – convicting without a trial
There is a problem here. Republican office holders and so-called conservative pundits are all jumping on the bandwagon to convict Judge Roy Moore based on their northeastern customs. Yes, this includes all the Fox personalities televising their holier-than-thou judgments out of New York Central along with the D.C. swamp.

It’s fascinating to see how these same conservatives stood by Donald Trump when women came out of the woodwork at the last minute accusing him of misconduct. In fact, even Sean Hannity had his own problem last year fighting back when women appeared in an attempt to smear him with sleazy accusations. Both these men, and others under attack by the Left, solidly denied the allegations. And guess what? We had their backs because we knew that accusations without proper evidence had no credence.

Christians: armed and willing

Nov 6, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

Christians: armed and willing
Motive behind the devastating massacre of the faithful at a small Southern Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas is immaterial. The assumption that Christians are easy targets is not.

There is a perception that Christians are unarmed and unwilling to protect and preserve the lives of the ones they love. It is a misconception. Christians base their faith in love, the all-encompassing love of God that is God, 1John 4:8.

Rinos take leave while Dems double-down on impeachment

Oct 25, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

Rinos take leave while Dems double-down on impeachment
Pressure from the base is finally breaking loose the staid RINO watch. Moments before writing this, Senator Jeff Flake announced that he will not seek re-election for his Arizona seat. Following in the footsteps of Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, establishment republicans are vacating the Capitol before they’re tossed out by a Steve Bannon inspired challenge.

There is, however, one problem. These two, and others, still have months in office to continue Trump-trashing to promote the establishment (otherwise known as the Swamp) agenda. Even as Flake stands on the Senate floor declaring that he is standing down from office at the end of his term, he is doubling-down on his ill advised, liberal-based attacks on the president. Be assured that his quoting Madison’s Federalist 51, et al, wishing to lay the problems within Congress at the feet of President Trump, it is a projection of his own actions, his divisive rhetoric that is foundering implementation of the president’s campaign promises.

Coffee klatch to SCOTUS – LGBT bashes Christians

Oct 12, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

Marginalizing Christianity is reaching epic proportions as LGBT, in particular, threatens believers in business and in church. Taking the discrimination to new levels beyond targeting businesses to provide service that force owners to defy the tenets of their faith, when the shoe is on the other foot LGBT business owners flatly refuse all service. For clarification – these two responses to providing service are not equal.

Anti-discrimination laws, such as the one to be argued before the Supreme Court of the United States, have supposedly been enacted to protect individuals from being refused service based on their sexual preferences, ethnic or racial make-up. Evidently, the laws seem to be exclusionary of protecting persons with religious convictions. Hence the Masterpiece Bakery, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case.

Rationalization versus Justification

Oct 8, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

One after another, the left continues to stand firm encouraging bad behavior by making excuses for it. Problem? Not only is it coming from the Hollywood elite as in Harvey Weinstein’s inconsistent attorney backpedaling for his abhorrent sexual harassment but even the FBI is lending cover to violence.


Violence of undermining the family

Sep 24, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

Removing a child’s chance to enjoy childhood, the one time in life where there’s no responsibility to be shouldered for the woes of the world, is ever the agenda of the left. Children are targets of indoctrination from the time they enter preschool.

Immediately they are bombarded by climate change theory, making them believe they are accountable for the earth’s mean temperature, and, among other programming, imposed confusion about what was once the simple difference between boys’ and girls’ plumbing.

Left illogic: man caused Irma so fire-up electricity for cars

Sep 14, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

Every day the left comes up with another mind-bending theory to throw against the wall and there’s always someone who buys into it without checking manufacturer instructions. For 72 hours it’d been that President Trump is the cause of the horrific hurricanes Harvey and Irma, plus José that still pummeled the Caribbean. Not that this is a new concept. President George W. Bush was blamed for Katrina and the fact that it was a racist hurricane.

Okay, so we’ve heard it all. But have we?

Seven years in transit(ion)

Sep 10, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

Today is the seventh anniversary of surrendering to an unanticipated call on my life – that of selling off most everything, packing what was left into the back of the truck and leaving what had become my home… for?

That was the question. I really didn’t know to what or where I was beckoned but I was certain that it was necessary to be obedient to God’s prompting. For anyone who thinks it’s a relatively simple operation to pull up roots and drop your life in the Lord’s hands, turning you at will, His will, to travel where you’ve been invited to minister, the short answer is: it isn’t.

Limiting access to language, water and air in Harvey’s aftermath

Aug 31, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

As much as these issues may appear to be unrelated, it’s time the parallel was examined.

When we look at the devastation of Harvey, blowing in and out, up and down the Gulf Coast, water is not just overwhelming neighborhoods, it is an abundant commodity (that’s how government views this essential of life). The storm, in all its configurations, has pounded the Texas shore with over a trillion gallons of water (3.06 million acre feet) according to some sources. Mind numbing as that appears, the amount is hard to comprehend for those of us not in the throes of dealing with the water and the loss it has caused.