Posted in accomplishments, attitude, cancer, charitable organizations, charity, chemo, children, comfort, commitment, communication, death, elderly, emotions, encouragement, expectations, Faith, family, Fear, finances, giving, grief, Heart, help, hospitals, human trafficking, Impact, kids, leadership, life, loneliness, loss, love, military, ministry, news, observations, of connections, prayer, tagged Bibles, cancer, charity, chemo, children, crime, death, encouraging, evangelizing, Faith, Friends Like Us, fundraising, God, Haiti, helping others, hostage, human trafficking, Impact, Jesus, Layers of Love, Live Sticky, ministry, missions, murder, outreach, poverty, prayer, preaching, relationships, spirituality, Sticky Jesus, supporting, teaching, teddy bears, yacht on February 23, 2011|
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People do many things, for the love of God. There are those who feel that they have a specific calling in their lives to live and accomplish a great mission, or purpose. I’d like to underscore that by saying that we each have been born to praise God; and, to do the great commission which is; to bring the “good news” of Jesus, God’s son, to those who do not know him so that they may have an opportunity to accept him as Lord and Savior of their lives. By doing so, and repenting of their sins…committing their days and nights to living according to the word of God and it’s instructions; they will be used by God to accomplish many things in their lifetime.
I believe that just being aware of the world around you and noticing where the acceptance of God is lacking and doing your best to be of service in some way; of bringing a light or help to those who are in need, is a ministry itself. Some have a pull on their hearts to teach, preach, do missions work, or evangelize. There are others who are drawn to a particular effort of outreach which may be to take Bibles into areas of the world which have little or no access to the word. Then again, there are those with an online ministry to edify or build up disciples such as the Live Sticky movement which encourages people to spend a portion of their online time being dedicated to bringing awareness of God to those that they impact. These are all ministries that are needed. To continue reading click here: Write Where You Are
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Posted in abandonment, anger, attitude, comfort, communication, death, emotions, Faith, family, friendship, Frustration, grief, life, loss, observations, opinion, prayer, tagged anger, emotions, Faith, God, grief, loss, questions, suffering, tragedies on January 21, 2011|
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When life throws the worst it has to offer at you; it’s hard not to ask, Why God? Why me, or my family, my friends…why must we suffer so? Watching the news and hearing the evil that takes place, the violence, the intolerance, the hate, the cruelty…it pushes the emotional hot buttons inside of the human heart. It is not that you wish those horrifying things to happen to another human being…but, surely anyone who has suffered deeply wants to know why they are suffering. That is natural, don’t you think?
There must be an answer to help hurting hearts to understand, that what is happening to cause them pain, isn’t happening because they are a bad person, or for no apparent reason at all. The mind and the soul just needs to make some kind of sense of it all. Understanding tragedy is no easy task. People have differing opinions on why bad things happen. If you would like to finish reading this post click here: Writewhereyouare
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Posted in abuse, anger, children, crime, culture, death, domestic violence, elderly, emergency, emotions, family, Fear, finances, Frustration, grief, health, kids, law enforcement, life, loneliness, loss, mental and physical health, murder, news, observations, organizations for special needs, pain and misery, protect, sadness, safety, television, trauma, Uncategorized, violence, tagged anger, at risk, birthday, books, cost, crime, death, elderly, entertainment, Evil, hero, innocent, kids, law enforcement, loners, media, mental health, mentally ill, movies, murder, music, police officer, programs, revenge, sadness, safety, shootings, slasher, society, stabbing, television, trauma, treatment, victims, violence on March 31, 2009|
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When are people going to wake up to the fact that we need to stop allowing instances of evil and violence to be glorified on television, movies, books and in our music? Isn’t it obvious that the world has been turning this garbage into “entertainment” and that it is having a terrible influence on our society? Today there was two distinctive situations that destroyed lives that is shockingly cruel in the fact that the victims of violence were totally innocent.
A nursing home in Carthage, North Carolina has 8 dead people , 7 residents and a nurse, because a young man came into the nursing home and started shooting at people. The reason is unclear at this point. It is alleged that his estranged wife works at this nursing home although that is not confirmed. An unprovoked attack on innocent people that would have been much worse had it not been for the heroic actions of a 25 year old police officer who was able to stop the shooter. While the news media covers these terrible bursts of violence…we must learn to carefully balance how these things are addressed in the media; so that they do not become gloried examples for those with similar thoughts.
Another equally upsetting situation; an ex-con attacks his sisters and kills two of them…one a five year old child on her birthday. He kills his 17 year old sister by brutally stabbing her…then, he goes after the five year old and decapitates her as the police come in. She is found near her birthday cake. The nine year old sister had called the officers…some how she was stabbed as well; she is in the hospital with injuries. Not only has she been injured, she lost members of her family and she has to live with the images of death and violence. This brother was clearly a person out of control; it was alleged that he had some kind of a run-in with a neighbor the evening before as well.
We have people who dont know how to resolve their personal problems…committing violence and killing innocent people. We have loners, and mentally ill people who do not get treatment. Our economy is so tight that those who desperately need mental health treatment do not get it because of cost. We need to seriously consider spending more money for preventative well-care programs for people at risk for such behaviors.
I would really like to see people stop supporting slasher/shoot them up shows and movies with their dollars. These type of entertainments only serve to encourage those who are bent on venting their anger and revenge or for those who are mentally unstable on taking out their rage on innocent people. How do you protect yourself and your loved ones from random violence? It is impossible. Is anyone else sick and tired of these things happening in schools, shopping malls, nursing homes and colleges, etc?
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Posted in abuse, death, emotions, family, Frustration, government, grief, hopes, horror, Impact, leadership, life, loss, loyalty, media, mental and physical health, military, news, observations, opinion, pain and misery, parenting, Patriotism, politics, protect, publicity, relationships, Remembering, respect, sadness, service, stress, support, tagged abuse, American, conflict, cost, death, death toll, decisions, emotions, exploitation, families, family members, feelings, George H. Bush, goals, grieving, Impact, loss, media, military, opinion, Patriotism, photos, policy, President Obama, recommendation, respect, Robert Gates, sacrifice, sadness, service personel, support, thoughts, war on February 27, 2009|
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There is a debate brewing about whether news media should have access to photograph the coffins of returning military men and women, killed in the line of duty, when their bodies are returned to Dover Air Force Base. There is strong controversy about whether this should be allowed or not. In 1991, President George H. Bush enacted a ban on the photographing of the coffins. It just was not allowed to happen, by the order of the President.
This has been a matter of contention. Some people believe that allowing the photographs could make an impact on the minds of the citizens of the United States as to the cost of war; as the death toll rises from the wars in recent years. There are many who feel that by not seeing the evidence of the coffins, people would not understand the depths of the sacrifice that our service persons were making. In effect, out of sight…out of mind. (more…)
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