Freedom

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We hold these truths to be selfevident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.                                         Thomas Jefferson

The United States of America…

I pray for our nation.

Not for Red states or Blue states… but for The ‘United‘ states.

Can we ever become ‘united’; holding differing opinions and yet civil to one another.

One persons beliefs do not make them less than or better than someone else. Instead of looking for things we disagree on why not at least try to find common ground. Surely there are a few things that we can agree on.

We all want Life, Liberty, and Happiness.

Know this, whether we are Red, Yellow, Black, or White, we all bleed red blood. Men and women have shed blood that we might live free in this nation. We must not forget that ‘Freedom’ is not Free.

We are less than a month away from our celebration of Independence Day. A day that in many cases has been boiled down to hot dogs and fireworks…

The Declaration of Independence, is a historic document that was drafted by Thomas Jefferson. We were not made up of states back then, there were 13 colonies that came together (united) to stand against their common foe – England.

When I started this post I had planned to go in a completely different direction… but I ended up here. I believe what we have lost in our great nation is Love and Respect for each other.

Because if you love and respect someone you will treat them with kindness. I know I try to treat people the way I would like to be treated. Kindness goes a Long way.

So I will continue to have faith in our nation. Faith that we will not allow hatred tear us apart. Faith that we can be that bright shining light on the hill. We definitely aren’t perfect, and we have quite a way to go in certain areas….

But there is no other place in the world where I would rather live.

 

 

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HAPPY MOTHERS DAY

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To All You Beautiful Mother’s Out There

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

I hope you have a wonderful day with your love ones.

If you aren’t blessed to still have your Mother in your life take a moment to let her know what she means to you.

You may say that you and your Mother don’t have the greatest of relationships… still reach out and show kindness. If it were not for her giving birth to you, you would not be here.

She may not be the type of person you ‘feel’ you can be proud of… don’t judge her, you did not have to walk in her shoes. Love can cover a multitude of faults.

It may be that she wants nothing to do with you because of poor decisions on your part… don’t stop loving her, be the person that makes good decisions. Not just for her, but for yourself. Don’t lose hope that one day your relationship may be restored… I pray it will be.

To all you potential Mother’s… your day is coming. Be the type of Mom that one day your children will rise up and call you blessed.Mother's Day

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Rules The World!

 

Prayers For The Bush Family

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My thoughts and prayers are for the Bush family this evening. This is not about political affiliation, it’s about the passing of woman who loved her family and her country.

This country is so divided I’m hoping that from time to time we can and will set aside our differences and at least act like we all belong to the same nation. I hope this is one of those times. We don’t have to agree to be agreeable.

I pray the Bush family will take comfort all the good times they shared with their love one.

 

Resurrection Sunday

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My family and I were blessed to celebrate Resurrection Sunday at Tabernacle of Praise with Bishop Gary Oliver, Lady K., and their wonderful congregation.Bishop+LadyK

Our visit was well timed, we enjoyed a play written and directed by Steven A. Taylor… “Jesus and the Brothers”. The cast and crew were outstanding!

The play is a modern, thought provoking, musical; which portraits not only the deity of Christ, but also a bit of the human side of Jesus. There were moving scenes with He and His mother, and also with the disciples.Jesus-on-the-cross

This inspiring play moved the audience from laughter to tears, sometimes within a couple of breaths of each other. The play was filled with moving dialog, original music, captivating dance, and a couple of “No he didn’t” moments.  LOL IMG_2138.JPG

This was definitely not your Grandmothers KJV Easter play.

Thank you Tabernacle of Praise for an enjoyable Resurrection Sunday!

 

#BecaToldMeTo

Love and Condolences To

The Schofield Family

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The following article was taken from a news link on the web… I believe it was written by Sarah Petz.

Forgive me for not internet savvy, I don’t have facebook or the like so I couldn’t share it there or tweet or anything else. But I wanted to share some love for the young lady known as Becca! Here is the address where I read the article. Below you will find a portion of the article.

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/msn/becca-schofield-nb-teen-who-inspired-%23beccatoldmeto-campaign-has-died/ar-BBJhVOK

Becca Schofield, the Riverview, N.B., teen whose campaign to spread kindness became a global movement, has died at the age of 18. 

Her family confirmed that Schofield died Saturday night after a battle with brain cancer. 

She became internationally known after she asked people on social media to do something kind for someone else. That request sparked the #BeccaToldMeTo campaign.

She inspired the movement after finding out her disease was terminal in December 2016. 

In an interview last February, Schofield told CBC she had received responses to her campaign from as far away as Spain, Japan and Australia. 

The movement even attracted the attention of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who took note of Becca’s kindness in a message on Twitter.

In a statement posted to her Facebook page, her father, Darren, said she passed away at the Moncton Hospital with family by her side.

He thanked those who participated in her campaign for giving her “strength and courage throughout her journey.” 

“You gave her the profound blessing of knowing in her too short life that she had made a difference,” he wrote.

“You gave her hope that all the good and the bad of the past three years had a meaning, even at times when that was hard to see. Our whole family has been lifted by your love, and we will continue to feel you holding us up in the hard journey ahead.” 

While the campaign may have propelled Becca to international fame, Darren Schofield said she never intended #BeccaToldMeTo to be about her.

“Her legacy is not all the good that came our way. It is the thousands of acts of kindness that grew exponentially outward from our home in Riverview, spreading across North America and beyond,” he wrote.

“We pray #Beccatoldmeto will live on. Keep her dream alive, and our beloved Becca will live forever. Be kind.”

My intentions this evening was to come and share some words about love which we so desperately today…  before doing so I thought I would glance at what was going on in the news. I came across this story about Becca.

I don’t believe in coincidences. I’m thankful I came across the story. So in closing my prayers are for the Schofield family. I pray for comfort and peace in these upcoming days, months, and even years to come. Let’s all do our part to keep #Beccatoldmeto living on.

  • This nation needs love, and it needs to heal.
  • We can have different opinions and not be disagreeable or hurtful.
  • We can align  with different political parties and still respect the office and position of President.
  • We can be housed in different shades of skin color and not hate one another simple because of those differing skin colors…

Let’s All Give Love A Chance! Do Something Kind For Someone!

Happy Valentines Day

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My prayers are that you are blessed to have your love ones around you, and that you will not waste any opportunity to let them know that you love and care for them. Life is too short to remain angry, hold grudges, or not speak to your friends and family.

Some families will go to bed this evening with someone missing. It is sad that this normally joyful day will forever be marred for some by the tragedy that took place today in Florida.

I left home this morning and enjoyed a wonderful day with my husband… it wasn’t until we returned home this evening and turned on the news that we learned of the the shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

My hope and prayer is that comfort, and peace will come to all those that have been effected by all this senseless lost of life.

EMBRACING 2018

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I just read an article written by Juggling Writer. “Should You Write Everyday?”

It caught my eye because for one reason or another I haven’t posted anything here for a VERY long time. Here is a sentence I pulled from the article.

“If you don’t write every day, you’ll fall into the habit of not writing, and pretty soon weeks or even months will go by and you won’t have written a single page.”

How about years…

I’m ready to write again. Hmmm let me rephrase that. I have been writing in my journal during my devotional time. I just haven’t made time to visit WordPress. So to get my feet wet I decided to share an excerpt from

“Streams in the Desert” by L.B. Cowman   365 Morning and Evening Devotions

There are two golden days in the week, upon which I never worry-two carefree days, kept sacredly free from fear and apprehension.

One of these days is Yesterday; Yesterday, with its cares and frets, all its pains and aches, all its faults, mistakes, and blunders, has passed forever beyond my recall. I cannot undo an act that I wrought nor unsay a word that I said.

All that it holds of my life, of wrong, regret, and sorrow, is in the hands of the Mighty Love that can bring honey out of the rock and sweetest waters out of the bitterest desert.

Save for the beautiful memories – sweet and tender – that linger like the perfume of roses in the heart of that day that is gone, I have nothing to do with Yesterday. It was mine! It is God’s!

And the other day that I do not worry about is Tomorrow; Tomorrow, with all its possible adversities, its burdens, its perils, its large promise and poor performance, its failures and mistakes, is as far beyond my mastery as its dead sister, Yesterday. It is a day of God’s. Its sun will rise in roseate splendor or behind a mask of weeping clouds – but it will rise.

Until then, the same Love and Patience that held Yesterday holds Tomorrow. Save for the star of hope that gleams forever on the brow of Tomorrow, shining with tender promise into the heart of Today, I have no possession in that unborn day of grace.

All else is in the safe keeping of the Infinite Love that is higher than the stars, wider than the skies, deeper than the seas. Tomorrow is God’s day! It will be mine!

There is left for myself, then, one day in the week – Today.

Any man can fight the battles of Today! Any woman can carry the burdens of just one day! Any man can resist the temptations of Today!

Oh friends, it is when we willfully add the burdens of those two awful eternities – Yesterday and Tomorrow such burdens as only the Mighty God can sustain – that we break down.

It isn’t the experience of Today that drives men mad. It is the remorse for something that happened Yesterday; the dread of what Tomorrow may disclose.

These are God’s days! Leave them to Him!

Therefore, I think and I do, and I journey but one day at a time! That is the easy way. That is Man’s day. Dutifully I run my course and work my appointed task on that Day of ours. God – the All-Mighty and All-Loving – takes care of Yesterday and Tomorrow.

BOB BURDETTE

 

What a way to start 2018, no fretting or worrying about Yesterday or Tomorrow!

Come on guys…. We can handle one day a week!