December 28, 2004

Kindness

I got a wonderful Norman Rockwell book for Christmas called 'Simple Acts of Faith' that has some of the best quotes in it. I thought that I would share some of them today then more later. There are so many good ones I want to share them all!

"Life is not made up of great sacrifices or duties,
but of little things,
in which smiles and kindness and small obligations,
given habitually,
are what win and preserve the heart.
SIR HUMPHREY DAVY

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
AESOP

"And whatever you do, do it with kindness and love."
THE FIRST BOOK OF CORINTHIANS

"It's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years."
ABRAHAM LINCOLN

"Greet each other warmly in the Lord."
tHE SECOND BOOK OF CORINTHIANS

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give!"
WINSTON CHURCHILL

"My power shows up best in weak people."
THE SECOND BOOK OF CORINTHIANS

"We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the Beautiful Stuff out."
RAY BRADBURY

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December 18, 2004

Interesting Thought

I received an e-mail today and I found it quite humorous after the debate I just had on another blog. Yes, I have a twisted sense of humor! This is what it said...

For those who say a fetus is not a baby, well, this one was.

Stolen Fetus Recovered After Mom Slain
Woman Charged; Father Reunited With Baby, Which Is in Good Health
By MARGARET STAFFORD, AP

I know that still doesn't answer the question of when a baby becomes a baby instead of a fetus during the gestational period and when it is able to feel pain and when it has enough of a brain to perceive anything or anything like that, but it was interesting. AND since this IS MY BLOG, I will express my opinion. God said that he knew us when we were conceived. If my life was in danger and I had other children to think about, I might consider one after intense prayer. We never know what we will do until we are in the situation really though.

That's all for now. :o)

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December 17, 2004

True Sad Story

I guess those of you that read regularly noticed that I deleted my two entries entitled "A Long, True, Sad Story." I have a lot of readers that I know that read and I did not want to offend anyone mentioned in it even if it is all true. I believe that people have the ability to change and need every opportunity to get to do so without having people drag them down with negative comments. I never mentioned any names, but those who know me know who was who in my story.

Anyway, I noticed that my blog got a lot of hits from people in search of true sad stories. Why is that? Is it that people really enjoy reading about other people's miseries or does it make them feel better about their own situations and help them to think that maybe they don't have it so bad?

If you want a true sad story that will rip your heart out and make you cry out loud, watch 'The Passion of the Christ.' That did it for most everyone that I know. I tired and tried not to cry because I was one of the last ones in a packed theater and my family was split up and each of us was set next to a stranger. I was sitting next to a really large, strange looking man and I did NOT want to cry. I couldn't help it. I snotted and snorted along with the people around me.

Next, if you want true sad stories, start writing your life story. You'll have a ton of them. Almost all of us could write a book of them by ourselves. Based on my life and my mother's, and my brother's lives, I could write enough sad stories and just plain 'holy cow' stories to write a soap opera that would last through three generations.

Anyway, I thought that was an interesting note. I hope you all have a good evening.

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December 16, 2004

Finally Christmas Break!!

Finals are over for the semester, I have a month off, the tree is finally up, my laundry is getting closer to being caught up, and I am about done with the shopping. Now, I can wrap gifts, clean the house and breathe a little as I blog, babysit my neice, and begin studying for next semester.

There have been so many things going on in my life lately. It still amazes me that anyone can go on in life without faith in God and remain sane. I rely on God to get me through everyday. Many people think that is weak and that I use God as a crutch. Yes I am and yes I do! :o) I am glad that I can even though I am not worthy.

I am not at the point yet, but I am on my way...I want to get close enough to the Lord to understand the concept of 'peace that surpasses all understanding.'

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