No matter what – God is there!

OK everybody up! Rise and shine! Good Morning ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ 2 You ¸•♫¸.•.¸¸♥¸*♫ Oh YAY!  WE made it to Friday! What cool things will you do today? At work, at home, at play – well, maybe not play exactly.  Not yet anyway. First we have to get up, get motivated, get the armor on, get COFFEE, and get out there.  Up Up UP – we can do this. I think I found the solution to having too many things on my to-do list. Shorter paper. Shall we try that? Let me …

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When do we not need the arms of God around us?

OK everybody up! Rise and shine! Good Morning ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ 2 You ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫Is this going to be a great day?  YES! How do I know that?  Because God made it and I’ve decided to make it a good one. I saw my sister on Sunday and she is doing really well (even though she has to live in that protective clam shell) but she looks good, we talked for 2 hours partlly inside the house and partly outside in the sun.  It was a wonderful afternoon.  My brother-in-law, Gary is not …

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Please be nice – take a stand against bullying

My plan is to always post my own words, but today I read this and found some very beneficial helps for anyone who wants to fight bullying and the devastation that affects everyone who has been the victim of bullying or loves someone who has suffered through it. W. Mich. students unite to ‘be nice.’ Taking a stand against bullying Updated: Friday, 11 May 2012, 6:46 PM EDT Published : Friday, 11 May 2012, 8:51 AM EDT GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Be nice. It may seem like a simple …

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Am I the only one?

I struggle.  I admit it.  Am I the only one at age 58 who still questions if they are living their life to its full potential?  Do we ever stop asking that?  Are we supposed to stop asking?  See?  I struggle with that.  It isn’t that I feel like a defective part of the human race or a parasitic amebae, because I am productive. Where I get lost is on the path itself. I look ahead and see a jungle of opportunity. I look back and see pools of experience, all of them defining …

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Make Us Courageous: Men AND Women

The movie Courageous puts a lot of focus on the role of the man, the husband, the father in the home. True – men are the leaders in God’s eyes and are accountable to Him for how they treat their wives and children. Women are also responsible to God for the roles they play. I’ve heard and read comments about what that all means for women.  Never have I read in the Bible that women are beneath men or are inferior or are the weaker gender.  That’s all human erroneous interpretation.  God created …

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Where can we find peace?

As soon as the news hit the world that Whitney Houston was found dead in her hotel room, the online comments started pouring in. Most of them were expressions of sadness and complimentary of her beautiful voice, popular songs, and her influence on other female artists.  But others stung with the attitude that she got what she deserved because she was on crack cocaine. When a person passes away, does it matter at that point what the underlying cause was?  Whitney Houston was someone’s daughter, someone’s wife, she was a mother.  …

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Why does this blog exist?

I’ve been thinking alot about the incidents of bullying and the ravages of cruelty in person and online.  I joined an online writing group through LinkedIn and within a few days, I witnessed extreme bashing and hurtful dialog between two members of the group.  I’m sure they didn’t know each other on a personal level.  One of the men asked for help with his grammar and was seeking resources.  The other man jumped all over him with a vengeance for using the wrong link in the group to ask his …

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