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Monday, December 27, 2010

Pray if you want to!!!!

Andy Rooney's commentary on prayer...... You say it, Andy!!! It's time we Americans stood up for what we believe in and stop being so "politically correct" and worrying about hurting or offending others while giving up our OWN rights!!!! Andy Rooney says:
I don't believe in Santa Claus, but I'm not going to sue somebody for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December. I don't agree with Darwin, but I didn't go out and hire a lawyer when my high school teacher taught his Theory of Evolution.Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be endangered because someone says a 30-second prayer before a football game. So what's the big deal? It's not like somebody is up there reading the entire Book of Acts. They're just talking to a God they believe in and asking him to grant safety to the players on the field and the fans going home from the game.

But it's a Christian prayer, some will argue.
Yes, and this is the United States of America and Canada, countries founded on Christian principles. According to our very own phone book, Christian churches outnumber all others better than 200-to-1. So what would you expect -- somebody chanting Hare Krishna? If I went to a football game in Jerusalem, I would expect to hear a Jewish prayer.
If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad, I would expect to hear a Muslim prayer.
If I went to a ping pong match in China, I would expect to hear someone pray to Buddha.
And I wouldn't be offended. it wouldn't bother me not one little bit.
When in Rome......

But what about the atheists? ... Is another argument.
What about them? Nobody is asking them to be baptized. We're not going to pass the collection plate. Just humor us for 30 seconds. If that's asking too much, bring a Walkman or a pair of ear plugs. Go to the bathroom. Visit the concession stand. Call your lawyer!!
Unfortunately, one or two will make that call. One or two will tell thousands what they can and cannot do. I don't think a short prayer at a football game is going to shake the world's foundations.
Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek while our courts strip us of all our rights. Our parents and grandparents taught us to pray before eating & to pray before we go to sleep. Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. Now a handfuul of people and their lawyers are telling us to cease praying.
God, help us. And if that last sentence offends you, well, just sue me. The silent majority has been silent too long. It's time we tell that one or two who scream loud enough to be heard that the vast majority doesn't care what they want. It is time that the majority rules! It's time we tell themn, "You don't have to pray; you don't have to say the Pledge of Allegiance; you don't have to believe in God or attend services that honor Him. That is your right, and we will honor your right; but by golly, you are no longer going to take our rights away. We are fighting back, and we WILL WIN!"

Got bless us one and all....Especially those who denounce Him, God bless America and Canada, despite all our faults, We are still the greatest nations of all. God bless our service men who are fighting to protect our right to pray and worship God.
Let's make 2010 the year the silent majority is heard and we put God back as the foundation of our families and institutions. And our military forces come home from all the wars.
Keep looking up.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I wanted to take this time to wish all of my FB friends a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & Seasons Greetings and a very Happy & SAFE New Year! I hope your holidays are everything you wish them to be. I wish you health and blessings and want to remind you of the true meaning of Christmas. Without Jesus there wouldn't be a Christmas. Please take time to remember those less fortunate than yourselves and try and lend a helping hand in any way you can during this Christmas season. Start up a tradition of helping at a food kitchen or helping out a family that doesn't have the means to have a nice Christmas. The giving part is SO much better than the receiving part. It's amazing how much better you feel when you give of yourself or time to someone else that needs it more than you do. God Bless all of you and Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Bless the teachers and children

A friend reminded me last night of how unaware I (as well as most people) are of how others live around us. She is a teacher and sees a lot during her day (good and bad). I think that those of us that are fortunate enough to have a house and food on the table and a warm place to sleep, tend to forget that there are so many other children out there (some right down the street from us) that don't have that luxury. There are children in our neighborhoods that come to school hungry or dirty. Some haven't had a bath all week. Some don't know where their next meal is coming from.

Unfortunately, the children can not control their environment when they are little. They have to trush their parents to take care of them, feed them, cloth them, and give them the best opportunities they can so they can grow up and be descent human beings. THAT, as parents, is our greatest responsibility. We have to put aside our selfish ways and think of our children first.

When my friend talked about some of the things she sees at school and how some children live day after day, it absolutely broke my heart. I cried all the way home. I felt so helpless. At that moment, I wanted to take all the children that were hurting and scared and just hug them and love them and tell them that everything would be alright. I wanted to do something!! Now, realistically, I know that isn't possible. The best I can do (or any of us can do) for other people's children is to pray for them and hope that some day their parents or caretakers see how important their little lives are. I pray that these adults (and I use that term loosely) can put away their vises and crutches and addictions long enough to see what it is doing to their child/children. Somehow the cycle has to be broken.

We can be examples for these children. That is why I am so grateful for teachers. For at least 7-8 hours a day these kids can get a normal routine and not have to wonder where they need to go or what they need to do. They can get a warm meal and lots and lots of hugs from the love of their teachers. Praise the Lord for these teachers. They have the most difficult and important job in the world and don't get paid NEAR what they are worth!

I want to challenge those out there that are struggling with a purpose in their lives or that feel depressed or trapped. I want to challenge you to give the love to your children. Say a nice word, give a smile, give a hug...even if it's a small one...It's a start. Children come into this world trusting and loving their parents. All they ask in return is to be loved back. That's all. Surely we can give that to them. Make their Christmas/Holiday season special this year. Give them security and stability. That's our job. I don't know about you, but I don't want to look back years from now and realize that I FAILED my children. What an awful feeling that would be. Could YOU live with yourself?? I know I couldn't.....