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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.

 

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#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!

If you don’t you have no right to complain.

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Are Bibles Allowed In School?

Hmmmm what do you think? Do you think Bibles should be allowed in schools?

You might be surprised with the answer.

When I was a young girl, at the start of school we had milk and cookies, said the pledge of allegiance to the American flag, and shock and horror!!!!

We prayed!

Those were different times, in the 1950’s and early 60’s some of the biggest school discipline problems were gum chewing and hair pulling.  Unfortunately today, children are bringing weapons and drugs with them to school.  Gang activity seems at times to be unbridled in many of our schools. Reportedly kids as young as middle school age are having sex in the school bathrooms.

During those days (50’s and 60’s) there were no policemen in the hallways; true I did get swatted a time or two by my teacher (5th grade/Ga.). But for the most part we (the students) went to school to learn. Our teachers were there to teach. There are/have been five members of my immediate family in education (ranging from special needs teacher, grade school teachers, professor, and currently an assistant principle). My heart goes out to teachers in the 21st century, our schools are powder kegs.

The teachers have become either fearful or they are just there to collect a paycheck. Police are called for everything, many schools have police assigned to their schools. As a nation we seem to be spiraling out of control in so many areas. But sticking with the school theme I came across this article that was written in 2012 regarding crazy things school children were being arrested for. One thing that I found very disturbing was the discovery of School to Prison Pipelines.

Schools used to be a place for learning. In order for them to get back on track (I do understand that there are exceptional schools and teachers in America) I would just like that to be the norm instead of an anomaly.

In closing I would love to see Bibles in schools. In schools across America on a given day you are bound to find drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, condoms, weapons, etc…

Students are allowed to share their faith at school… if they do it on their own time. And ss long as there are test in schools, there will be prayer.

For more information regarding what’s taking place 10-8-15, other than a very important wedding anniversary 🙂

Tears

My eyes filled with tears as I watched video of the museum goers (tourist) in Tunis,Tunisia run for their lives. What probably started out as a pleasant trip was ending in gun fire, screaming, and ducking for cover.

Terror…. it’s not new by any stretch of the means; it’s just the evil that is currently sweeping the world.

Those images and the recent stills that have been on the news and the net are meant to strike fear in the hearts of those that view them. Don’t live in fear, that can be tormenting; but do be aware of your surroundings. Use wisdom, and common sense when out and about. Don’t throw caution to the wind, we are living in a different day and time.

My prayers for all who have lost friends, family, and love ones today..

Praying for love and peace for you, and for all others who have suffered lost recently. As a close relative is suffering from chronic heart failure I am dealing with a lost that maybe soon to come.

But for the life of a love one to be taken in such a senseless way…..
no more words 😦