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 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, anger, Business, celebrity, crime, elderly, emotions, family, Fear, finances, Frustration, leadership, legal, life, MONEY, news, observations, pain and misery, power, relationships, sadness, trauma, values, well-being, tagged abuse, ashamed, assets, Bernie Madoff, crime, desperation, family, finances, friends, guilty, investigators, investors, missing money, prison, relationships, restitution, sorry, suffering, United States, victims on March 13, 2009|
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Breaking news today at the hearing for Bernie Madoff, financial investor; Bernie has plead guilty to all of the charges against him in one of the largest investigations ever into a Ponzi scheme which ripped off both celebrities and everyday people alike. Madoff has admitted that he knowingly took money and mis-handled it and lied about it under oath; while actively hiding his activities.
Bernie Madoff made statements to the court that he is sorry, ashamed and acknowledges that he has hurt many people; he admitted his guilt. Those statements are some of the biggest understatements ever made. There are those who have lost their life savings, some who have allegedly committed suicide over their financial situations, others who have need of medical interventions that could save their lives…but now, cannot afford to have done, people who can’t afford to pay their rent/mortgages because of the deliberate actions of Mr. Madoff. (more…)
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Posted in Australia, crime, death, disaster, ecology, emergency, emotions, environment, Faith, family, Fear, help, home, horror, hospital, hospitals, life, loss, murder, tagged Australia, brush, brush fires, control, crime, death, emergency, escape, farland, firefighters, fires, God, harm, help, horror, hospital, hospitalized, injuries, lives, loss, murders, wildfires on February 9, 2009|
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Breaking news of a horrific nature…Australia has been experiencing some terrible fires, overnight, that has caused major damage to some towns and at least 84 deaths. Although that number may continue to climb as they gain control of the brush fires. There are many who were hospitalized with burns and some of them may yet lose their lives because of their injuries. This is the deadliest wildfire that Australia has ever had. The areas that have been the most impacted were in the southeastern area of Australia; as well as towns about 50 miles north and east of the capital, Melbourne.
People have lost their homes, their livelihoods in some cases and many have lost their loved ones or their own lives. Some people were killed in the fires as they tried to escape in their vehicles. This is horrible; it is suspected that some of these fires were deliberately set. If that is true; it is a crime, the murders of innocent people are on the hands of those who set these fires. It is unfathamable why anyone would wish to do such harm. The firefighters are bravely trying to fight the fires, which may take days to control. I pray that God help the Australians by bringing some rain and helping the firefighters to gain control and help the people of Australia as they cope with their losses.
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Posted in abuse, art, courage, crime, death, denial, emotions, Fear, Hate Crimes, history, horror, murder, news, observations, pain and misery, power, sadness, Uncategorized, tagged anniversary, art, artwork, Auschwitz, concentration camps, control, crime, culture, denial, document, Evil, experiments, genocide, halocaust, hatred, heritage, history, horrors, Jews, liberation, misery, observed, prisoners, Remembering, sadness, suffering, torture, tragedy on January 28, 2009|
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Today is a day to remember, it is the 64th anniversary of the liberation of the Jewish people from the concentration camp Auschwitz. It was a day of relief and a day of sadness. Sadness for those who’s lives were lost before they could be rescued…and a day of relief for those who were still alive and had a chance for survival. People want to forget the horrors of the concentration camps…or worse, they deny that it ever existed. The prisoners at the concentration camps were there because of hatred; they were feared and they were hated just because of their heritage. There is no excuse for genocide.
If we are allowed to forget the horror of such evil…it could happen again. If we deny that it ever existed then we are guilty of adding to the evil that took place and destroyed so many people. It is a time of world history that must be observed.
There are some who were there that still have memories of that time. There are some who have loved ones who went through the extreme torture that was the concentration camps. No group of human beings should ever be treated the way that the Jews were treated. We lost so many people that could have added culture, music, craftmanship, business accumen…and so much more to the world. It was and is a tragedy the likes of which we should hope to never see again.
Think about the suffering and the misery that they went through. The fear that consumed the soul. Yet, there were those who resisted, those who aided others by sharing what they had to keep others alive, there were those who tried to hide individuals and help them escape the power of the SS. The word hero is thrown around so often that people misunderstand the courage that it takes to stand strong in the face of evil, and destructive controlling power.
The human spirit is an amazing thing; the will to survive is amazing and can overcome many obstacles. There are many individual stories from the holocaust and it is important to document them when you have the opportunity. I posted an earlier story in this blog about Dina Gottliebova Babbitt, a talented artist who was incarcerated at Auschwitz. She was forced to use her talent to paint individuals and gypsies from the concentration camp for Dr. Josef Mengeles the angel of death who performed terrible “experiments” on those behind the gates.
You can read about her and her efforts to get her artwork returned to her before she passes from this world into the next here: https://writeasrain.wordpress.com/?s=dina+babbit . Do you know any stories of the survivors of the concentration camps?
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Posted in Beauty, children, comfort, crime, death, emotions, family, friendship, grandchildren, home, horror, law enforcement, mental and physical health, murder, news, opinion, pain and misery, sadness, tagged body, Casey Anthony, Caylee Anthony, child, comfort, crime, death, duct tape, evidence, forensics, friends, grandparents, home, investigation, laundry bag, mother, murder, psychological, relatives, secrets, trash bags, winnie the pooh blanket on January 22, 2009|
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Each time that new information is announced regarding the Caylee Anthony case; it is more heartbreaking than the last released information. Caylee Anthony, for those who don’t know, or don’t remember, is the young 2 year old child who was missing for months ; before her mother, Casey Anthony, was jailed for lying to the police about her diappearance. Caylee was murdered and that murder was covered up. Someone didn’t want the secret of the murdered child Caylee to be known…it is as if, by hiding her body and duct taping her mouth, they were saying; Caylee don’t tell.
The new information being released to the public states that Caylee was found inside of a laundry bag, which was placed inside of a plastic bag and dumped in a wooded area not far from where she lived with her mother and grandparents.
Inside of those bags, was a winnie the pooh blanket, pull ups, a knife, a backpack that said adorable and Caylee’s body. She had duct tape over her mouth that also had residue from a sticker that was heart shaped. The duct tape went over her mouth and was stuck in her hair as well.
Her mouth was duct taped people! The psychological implications of that is terrible. It says alot. It says, to me, that she was murdered by someone that she knew…someone that she could tell others about. Someone who was suposed to care about her, ie: the heart sticker, the comfort items such as the winnie the pooh blanket, pull ups, and her backpack, put her inside of those bags and left her with items that would, in other circumstances, bring her comfort. Then they put a heart sticker on the duct tape that covered her mouth?
What conflicting information does this give us about the person who killed a two year old child? Did they love her or didn’t they? How could they murder her and leave her body laying about like a bag of garbage to be disposed of? Who knows what; and, why didn’t they tell what they knew?
In the end, forensic testing is going to tell us alot about what happened to Caylee. I think between the evidence found at the site where her body was found as well as the evidence taken from the Anthony home will reveal alot. The computers that family and friends of Caylee use will reveal more information…maybe enough to piece together what really happened to this beautiful child who would have turned three that summer. It is nothing but sadness…because this case does not have a happy ending…Caylee is gone…and so far, her murderer is not known without a doubt.
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