Thursday, March 31, 2011

From a Dear Friend

My Mother always told me that she would not die until it was her time, and that when that time came nothing would prevent it. I'm not sure that is any comfort, but somehow it was to me. My head is spinning over what has happened to Mel, but now she and everyone who loves her will have to learn to live in the present moment for her sake. All her moments are golden now - as they are for the rest of us, if we only knew.


I want to come see her - so please ask her when she would like me to come. Privacy and quiet are important too - so let me know.

Raenette

What Happens to Us

Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to  what happens, Not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to  life.  A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events,  and outcomes.  It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results.

When it rains, most birds head for shelter; the eagle is the only bird that,  in order to avoid the rain, starts flying above the cloud…….

Isaiah 40:31 But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

How It now feels at the gas pump….

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Billy Graham's Prayer For Our Nation

'Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and Set us free. Amen!'

With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called 'One nation under God!'

'One Nation Under God!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Checkin' in!

Hello everyone,
                            I m sitting here writing this before I go to work. { no S@#T huh ? haha}. Any way,{laughs},Well, I thought that was funny. But, ok. I am back on night shift so I have had a chance to listen to some good books on cd. I love those things. You can rent them at your friendly local library. They really make the time go by fast when you are on a long trip.I finished this book called "Ironfire" by David Ball. Wow, what a cool book. My Dad and I really like the old stories of Troy and Achilles and King Odysseus and so on. We also like stories about the old roman times back in 1100 A.D. or so when you had the Christians fighting the Muslims,. You remember the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition and stuff? That is what this story is about.
                          I will talk more about this story next time. Sorry, but I didn't realize it is getting. Have to go to work. Another great book I just finished reading is "The Hittite" by Ben Bova. Man,That book was GREAT!!!! Well, I have to get going. I promise to be back real soon with my reviews on those two books.Love you all, Kerry JR