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    Lou, I don’t have a Facebook account, but I read your “Friend Feed” about posting about Dad. Hang in until the end of this posting….I promise it’s a happy one. My Dad was a military “lifer” and like all military families, ours had a scapegoat – someone who was responsible for everything that went wrong, whether they were even around or not. That was me.
    In my late 20’s the Lord convicted me that I needed to forgive my Dad for the way he treated me, so I wrote a letter. A phone call was out of the question because my folks were in the Philippines and I was in Spain, besides, this was between God and me. I did not request/demand that Dad ask for forgiveness, and told him so – I was giving my forgiveness in obedience to the Lord.
    Then God told me to mail the letter! Oh the agony I went through that evening before I ‘gave in’. I didn’t hear from Dad, but Mom wrote that he’d gotten a letter from me and wouldn’t let her see it.
    A few years later we all moved back to the States and my folks came to visit. Dad gave me the biggest, longest hug he ever had. Neither of us said a word about my letter and the reasons behind it, but I knew from that hug that all was well between us. This will always remain the most precious memory of my Dad.
    4 days ago
    Thank you for welcoming me to the team! emoticon
    6 days ago
    You're overdue for a break!!
    Worn out? You don't need a new you. You just need to renew you! When you're feeling frazzled, fun isn't optional; it's essential, and downtime is not a waste of time. So kick back, chill out, relax! Doing less can actually help you accomplish more, because rest restores!

    Have a wonderful, relaxing, rejuvenating weekend!
    8 days ago
    (My blog) Not only is it good advice, but that pastor said it in the late 1800's.....timeless advice.
    8 days ago
    Having a dream... Courage. emoticon
    Visualizing your dream... Persistence. emoticon
    Physically moving towards your dream... Guts. emoticon
    Letting go of the "cursed hows"... Wisdom. emoticon
    The look on your friends faces when they see your lovely organized home... Priceless. emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Yeah, that oughta light a fire - emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Have a great week!
    13 days ago
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