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These two couple of days have been crazy just watching from the other side of the country my son Carlos’ family being interviewed on a couple of different TV networks and watching the video Carlos made on many of the networks. My grandson Losiah reacted like a typical three-year old when his Daddy corrected him . . . well if you are one of the few that has not seen the video, I hope you enjoy it. Here it is:
This video has opened up some conversations about adoption and we hope God uses it for some children here in the United States or anywhere in the world to be adopted.
The original video has had over a million hits since they posted it on YouTube.
On Vacation in Hawaii and did not bring my USB cable!!! What was I thinking? I have so many at home. Will get one soon and show you this amazing place. Stay tune.
Every time I brew a cup of tea, I think of what Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Women are like tea bags. Put them in hot water and their true strength emerges.”
When the tea bag is sitting on the shelf, in its colorful box, carefully wrapped in a protective shield, it stays nice and fresh. We’re like that too. When we’re wrapped up in our peaceful lifestyle, and everything is going well, we feel nice and secure.
Like individuals, every tea has a different personality. There are also different grades of teas, from premium to low grade, just as there are different levels of faith. Like people, some teas are strong and full of flavor, and some are very aromatic, but without much substance. There are teas known for their calming, soothing effect, and teas that give strength and energy. Some of the weaker teas are tasteless, and just grow lukewarm as they steep.
But what happens when we are yanked out of our comfort zone? Like a tea bag that is unwrapped and plunked into a cup of hot water, we can find ourselves plunked into a cup of trouble. Now the real test begins. What will emerge as the hot water uncurls the little dried tea leaves? What level of strength emerges from us as we are steeped in difficulty?
Just as a tea bag hangs from a string tag, we too have a lifeline to which we can hold: Jesus. As we hold on to Him, we feel His peace emerge, and He flavors our troubled waters. His power and energy moves through our situations, changing our despair to hope through faith in His promises. And as we trust Jesus, He becomes the flavorful strength that anchors our souls, and we become the tag that is lifted and draped securely outside the cup of hot water.
The lift we get from a cup of tea lasts only a short time, but the lift we get from Jesus is long lasting. In fact, it will take us all the way to heaven!
MaxineI got this from my new facebook friend Debbie Hammond. I don’t know who Maxine is, but I think she is a very wise woman.
For the last week or so I have been getting a few e-mails with the following message, and when I got the last one I said, “OK I think there is something worth posting”. I went ahead and researched it and it turns out that Regina Brett did not write this when she turned 90, but wrote it when she turned 50 (she is now 53) and she wrote 50 lessons not 45.
Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, Cleveland, Ohio
“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.. It is the most-requested column I’ve ever written.
My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:
1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.
16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.
18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.
19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Overprepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: “In five years, will this matter?”
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
36. Growing old beats the alternative – dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
41. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
42. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
45. The best is yet to come.
46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
48. If you don’t ask, you don’t get.
50. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.
I haven’t done anything like this before, but there is always a first time.
There is this lady that writes “I Should Be Folding Laundry“ that gets free things from companies and then she like to give them away to other people. I think I like her. Anyway, she has this $100.00 Lands’ End certificate that she wants to give away.
To get in the give away, in the comment section, tell her what you are going to do this summer that you are excited about. You can also feel free to head over to to Lands’ End website to see what you would buy with your $100 and come back and tell her because she is nosey like that. So go over and maybe you’ll win, I hope so.
Let us remember those men and women who made the Ultimate Sacrifice for our country.
Saturday night, don’t forget to push your clocks one hour forward before you go to bed (unless you are a complete nonconformist). This is the one that hurts.
If you want to know more about Daylight Savings Time but were afraid to ask go to this site. Very interesting information.
What will I do with an extra hour of daylight in the evening? Hmmm
You can skip this Post altogether. It is not going to make sense.
I’m all discombobulated with my Weight Watchers records, besides I have not been as careful as I should. Today I discovered that the new log where they have been recording the weight (since the first of the year) is a little different than the one I had before. What they were telling me did not match what I was seeing on my piece of paper, Ha.
For my own benefit I’m going to start at “Zero Pounds” loss, which is not too far from the truth (with all of this gains of point this and losses of point that) I have not moved much from dead center. I know I’m babbling, but I’m trying to make some sense of this for myself, and I think I got it.
I gain this week .4, but I’m starting at Zero pounds, remember?
Weight Gain/Lost: -0.0