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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 🙂

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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 😦

Dump Starbucks vs. Dumb Starbucks

Have you seen either of these images?

dump starbucks                       dumb starbucks

Starbucks has been getting some press lately… do you know what all the chatter is about?

Check it out and tell me what you think. Also would you take a moment to answer  the survey.

Ratification Of The Thirteenth Amendment

Mississippi Making History

I gathered this information about the 13th Amendment from Wikipedia.

The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution outlaws slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. It was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, by the House on January 31, 1865, and adopted on December 6, 1865. On December 18, Secretary of State William H. Seward proclaimed it to have been adopted. It was the first of the three Reconstruction Amendments adopted after the American Civil War.

President Lincoln and other Republicans were concerned that the Emancipation Proclamation, which in 1863 declared the freedom of slaves in ten Confederate states then in rebellion, would be seen as a temporary war measure, since it was based solely on Lincoln’s war powers. The Proclamation did not free any slaves in the border states nor did it abolish slavery.

[1] Because of this, Lincoln and other supporters believed that an amendment to the Constitution was needed.

Why am I bothering to post information about an amendment that was written so very long ago? Take a look and listen at this link.

http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/story/21237078/mississippi-fixes-oversight-formally-ratifies-13th-amendment

Any comments?

Being Thankful!

I am thankful to live in these United States. We may not all hold to the same opinions, but we have a right to them.

On yesterday I trust that many were able to spend time with love ones, my prayers for the less fortunate, and for those still enduring the aftermath of ‘Sandy’.

For those of you shopping – enjoy; be sure to use wisdom, don’t overextend yourself.

For those of you hoping for a brighter tomorrow I hope it’s a good one.

Hope for better, always be thankful for what you have… someone worse off than you would love to trade places.

🙂

If You’re Black Do You Have To Vote For Obama?

Hmm…. a black couple in Southern Ca. have a 40 minute wait at American Tires. There’s a nail in one of their tires that needs to be fixed, so they opt to walk across the HWY to the Wal-mart instead of sitting in the waiting room along side the wonderful tire display.

To get to the cross walk they have to pass a liquor store and a gas station, there are no million dollar mansions on this corner. However the golf course is across the street.

While this husband and wife wait for the signal that will allow them to cross, a pick up pulls into the cross walk.

They have to walk behind the truck to reach the side walk – the husband tells the male driver that he’s blocking the cross walk, as the light changes and the drivers speeds away he yells to the couple “Go Vote For Obama!”

So because you’re black, you’re walking, and you’re coming from the direction of a liquor store…what if anything does that mean?

California for the most part is a liberal, democratic state, but not all of it’s residents hold to those opinions.

Do you think that driver judged the black couple?