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I Say A Little Pray For You…

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As my title alludes… Franklin family I say a prayer for you this day. A prayer that includes requests for comfort, and peace as you grieve the lost of the patriot of your family. I pray that the good memories will lessen the sadness of your love one no longer being with you.

Like many other young girls during 1967 and 68 I was dancing and singing songs like; Respect, Chain A Fool, Think, and of course the song I referred to I Say A Little Prayer For You.

Many fond memories came to my mind as I listened to songs being played today to honor this woman that was truly blessed with an awesome voice.

I wonder how many know that Aretha Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister. Wikipedia

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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.

 

 

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.

 

#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!

Good Bye To Megyn’s Nana

You did it Megyn…such a lovely tribute to your Nana.  I know you and your family will miss her dearly. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family as you say good-bye.

Talk about transparency, to share such personal look into your heart, and you did it with such class. Not in a distasteful way, trying to pull on your viewers heart strings to drum up popularity.

It’s not like I know you personally, but I admire the way you handle yourself and how you report the news. With all this said I just want to say I’m sure your Nana would be very proud of you today.

Prayers for you and your family. May God bless you all as you walk through the coming days and months.

Remember the good times!

We Will Never Forget… Right?

a-book-heartThis week has been a tearful one.

Although the tears I have shed are nothing compared to those of the friends and love ones that lost someone 15 years ago.

My prayers are for the fallen, for those that suffer numerous illnesses because of that day, and also for those that are left here to mourn the many who’s lives were cut short that fateful day.

I pray that time has eased the pain and that cherished memories has filled it’s place.

But now to the question… and it is being posed to the United States as a whole; where is the unity that we felt as a nation? Where is compassion we felt for one another?

It’s strange, Christians and people of faith were able to pray openly without ridicule.

We rallied together as a nation, we weren’t black, white, brown, or even green?

We were Americans, and think what you may… I for one am grateful George Bush was at the helm, I felt he was going to do what was needed to keep America safe. In hindsight many are saying that there was no need to go to war. And even if we did we attacked the wrong country.

You know what they say about hindsight? It’s 20/20.

The fear and uncertainty that was felt across the nation was tense the days following the attack. I can only speak for myself, but I cried and cheered the day we struck back. It’s like the feeling that you get when you go home and tell your big brother that bullies hurt you and your friends. Your brother then sends his friends to go teach the bullies a lesson. Thank you President Bush and all those that were a part of the government 15 years ago. There were tough decisions that had to be made and I know they were not easy to make.

I hope this little analogy doesn’t trivialize the tragedy that happened, that is not my intention. I just wanted to tell you how I felt.

The point behind this is to encourage us to remember the unity we felt in the days following 9-11. Let’s strive to be compassionate to one another.

Stand strong America, no we aren’t perfect… no where near it! But I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in the world. Let’s focus on the good (not ignore the bad), and work to be a better place. It starts with each of us individually. I can’t make you a better person, just like you can’t make me. I can work on myself, and I ask you to do the same.

In closing would it asking too much for Christians to added to the list of those we are to be tolerant to?

Glass Ceilings

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Congratulations to Secretary Clinton for becoming the first woman to become a major parties nominee.

There have been 28 women prior to Hillary to run as a presidential candidate she however is the first to break through the seemingly ‘glass ceiling’. Today is a big day in our nation’s history.

I differ with the Senator on many of the things she stands for; however I applaud her for her accomplishments.

I continue to long for the day that we as a nation will once again stand for truth and righteousness.

See you in November…

VOTE!

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