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Sometimes I need to ask for help

Friday, August 22, 2014



My emotions and desires can blind me at times and I miss seeing what truly matters...my faith and Trust in our Lord.

  
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LIVINTODAY 8/28/2014 10:51AM

    Frequently I need to ask for help, too. Almost everyday actually! We can work through our problems because He is present in our pain. emoticon

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GENRE009 8/24/2014 11:32PM

    I am glad things are getting better for you. eva

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APPEALSTOME 8/24/2014 4:21AM

    God's will, not ours. Trust the Lord. emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 8/23/2014 10:18PM

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LIFENPROGRESS 8/23/2014 8:05PM

    "Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe."
~ Gail Devers ~

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MISSPEACHES3 8/23/2014 8:55AM

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SANDRALEET 8/23/2014 8:47AM

    You can tell God how you feel and ask for help

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RHOOK20047 8/23/2014 8:21AM

    Unfortunately, that is part of being human, our free will gets in the way of our true faith. The good thing is that you remembered and can go forth from here knowing what is really important in life! emoticon

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WHITECAT19 8/22/2014 11:02PM

    It seems I am always forgetting this, and always having to pray for my faith and trust to be strengthened. I think this is hard for most people. emoticon

Psalm 141:8 But my eyes are fixed on you, Sovereign Lord; in you I take refuge—do not give me over to death.

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LACEYKYLE 8/22/2014 8:13PM

    So true for all of us!

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LACEYKYLE 8/22/2014 8:13PM

    So true for all of us!

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A_RARE_BEAN 8/22/2014 7:49PM

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SURVIVOR61 8/22/2014 5:59PM

    Awesome blog, thank you for reminding us that He is what is important. emoticon

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GUNNSGIRL91303 8/22/2014 4:46PM

    We all have our days and its just good that you realize it and have the faith you do!

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JEWELY_ROADS 8/22/2014 1:49PM

    "Let Go and Let God" ... then watch what happens! emoticon

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PURPLEBIRD63 8/22/2014 1:43PM

    emoticon We all need to do this every so often! emoticon

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FLYER99 8/22/2014 12:36PM

    This happens to me. Thank you from posting this.

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144AUTUMN 8/22/2014 12:14PM

  You can do it!!

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Do you?

Monday, August 18, 2014



This makes living a healthy life-style a lot easier for me.

  
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LIVINTODAY 8/28/2014 10:49AM

    Yes, Yes, YES!!! emoticon

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 8/21/2014 5:21PM

    (((gentle hugs)))

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/19/2014 9:41PM

    I've been wondering if you're okay. Hope so!

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2BDYNAMIC 8/19/2014 7:02PM

    Very lovely ........ and thanks for sharing today. emoticon

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GENRE009 8/19/2014 9:37AM

    We all do try to love our self enough, but humans are complicated, and things happen that have nothing to do with love. Or everything to do with love. I love me but still binged? Some times habits are more a chemical reaction. I love me but still got sad, which could also be a chemical experience, or a weakness in our spirit cause we are human, not perfect, and not feeling. Or that from falling off my diet, and feeling too much love about people who don't care. In my case that was my friends-or lack of now, and my sister. Living a healthy life style is always a fight till the finish because a lot of things come into play. lol, eva

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/19/2014 9:28AM

    I do try to have a balanced life.

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DEBIGENE 8/19/2014 8:48AM

    It's a must !!! It goes hand in hand !!!

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FLYER99 8/18/2014 11:40PM

    One has to love themselves enough to effect positive change in their lives. Thanks for this!
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GUNNSGIRL91303 8/18/2014 10:33PM

    I will try. emoticon

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What to do when it gets tough

Sunday, August 17, 2014

  
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JANEGIBE 8/21/2014 5:54PM

    Look Up....

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MOM2ACAT 8/18/2014 4:24PM

    Good words to remember and live by.

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PURPLEBIRD63 8/18/2014 10:55AM

    The way we are to pray.... :)

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/18/2014 9:21AM

    That is a great prayer, though I don't think it would be wrong to ask God to make ones like easier either.

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SANDRALEET 8/18/2014 7:45AM

    Not only peace strength And the ability to accept our life

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WALLAHALLA 8/17/2014 9:38PM

    I could pray that one several times a day, especially during the school year.

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    That is an excellent prayer! emoticon

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Who do you say you are?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

  
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WHITECAT19 8/17/2014 9:26PM

    So very true! And don't you forget it, my friend! emoticon

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CHERYLE51 8/17/2014 2:36PM

    Awesome thought!


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GUNNSGIRL91303 8/16/2014 11:08PM

    Great reminder, thanks!

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SURVIVOR61 8/16/2014 6:24PM

    We worthy in His grace! Amen...

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    Of course that's right! emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 8/16/2014 1:24PM

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...and yet we constantly seem to seek the approval of others. What gives with that, when we know better?

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BLACK-PRINCESS 8/16/2014 10:52AM

    Thankz!

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SANDRALEET 8/16/2014 9:07AM

    Each and every one God made He made no junk

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 8/16/2014 8:14AM

    Good thing to remember !!

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ROX525 8/16/2014 5:44AM

    Love it...thank you.

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JAROL7 8/16/2014 5:00AM

    So right.

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Wisdom

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I came across this inspiring story in October of 2012. James K. Flanagan shared a lifetime of wisdom and experience in this letter to his five grandchildren. It was written just months before he unexpectedly died of a heart attack.

Dear Ryan, Conor, Brendan, Charlie, and Mary Catherine,

My wise and thoughtful daughter Rachel urged me to write down some advice for you, the important things that I have learned about life. I am beginning this on 8 April 2012, the eve of my 72nd birthday.

1. Each one of you is a wonderful gift of God both to your family and to all the world. Remember it always, especially when the cold winds of doubt and discouragement fall upon your life.

2. Be not afraid . . . of anyone or of anything when it comes to living your life most fully. Pursue your hopes and your dreams no matter how difficult or "different" they may seem to others. Far too many people don't do what they want or should do because of what they imagine others may think or say. Remember, if they don't bring you chicken soup when you're sick or stand by you when you're in trouble, they don't matter. Avoid those sour-souled pessimists who listen to your dreams then say, "Yeah, but what if . . ." The heck with "what if. . ." Do it! The worst thing in life is to look back and say: "I would have; I could have; I should have." Take risks, make mistakes.

3. Everyone in the world is just an ordinary person. Some people may wear fancy hats or have big titles or (temporarily) have power and want you to think they are above the rest. Don't believe them. They have the same doubts, fears, and hopes; they eat, drink, sleep, and fart like everyone else. Question authority always but be wise and careful about the way you do it.

4. Make a Life List of all those things you want to do: travel to places; learn a skill; master a language; meet someone special. Make it long and do some things from it every year. Don't say "I'll do it tomorrow" (or next month or next year). That is the surest way to fail to do something. There is no tomorrow, and there is no "right" time to begin something except now.

5. Practice the Irish proverb: Moi an olge agus tiocfaidh sí "Praise the child and she will flourish."

6. Be kind and go out of your way to help people -- especially the weak, the fearful, and children. Everyone is carrying a special sorrow, and they need our compassion.

7. Don't join the military or any organization that trains you to kill. War is evil. All wars are started by old men who force or fool young men to hate and to kill each other. The old men survive, and, just as they started the war with pen and paper, they end it the same way. So many good and innocent people die. If wars are so good and noble, why aren't those leaders who start wars right up there fighting?

8. Read books, as many as you can. They are a wonderful source of delight, wisdom, and inspiration. They need no batteries or connections, and they can go anywhere.

9. Be truthful.

10. Travel: always but especially when you are young. Don't wait until you have "enough" money or until everything is "just right." That never happens. Get your passport today.

11. Pick your job or profession because you love to do it. Sure, there will be some things hard about it, but a job must be a joy. Beware of taking a job for money alone -- it will cripple your soul.

12. Don't yell. It never works, and it hurts both yourself and others. Every time I have yelled, I have failed.

13. Always keep promises to children. Don't say "we'll see" when you mean "no." Children expect the truth; give it to them with love and kindness.

14. Never tell anyone you love them when you don't.

15. Live in harmony with Nature: go into the outdoors, woods, mountains, sea, desert. It's important for your soul.

16. Visit Ireland. It's where the soul of our family was born -- especially the West: Roscommon, Clare, and Kerry.

17. Hug people you love. Tell them how much they mean to you now; don't wait until it's too late.

18. Be grateful. There is an Irish saying: "This is a day in our lives, and it will not come again." Live every day with this in mind.



  
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A_RARE_BEAN 8/14/2014 3:50AM

    Thank you for sharing this, it was sage advice indeed!

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WALLAHALLA 8/13/2014 9:25PM

    what an awesome gift

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TULIPVIC 8/13/2014 8:43PM

    I wish this had been written to me when I was younger. It is great advice!

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SURVIVOR61 8/13/2014 8:06PM

   
White cat 19 in the days of old Kings fought along side of the soldiers, not in the comfort of the castles, fancy homes or oval offices.


Thank you for sharing this with us, it has brought out deep buried feelings.

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WHITECAT19 8/13/2014 7:02PM

    I mostly agree, but have mixed feelings about one thing on this list. Yes, war is evil. And, yes, wars are usually started by the people who are not risking their lives in them. But I do believe that people sometimes have to defend themselves, both individuals and countries. This is not a simple issue.

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SANDRALEET 8/13/2014 5:55PM

    true

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/13/2014 5:54PM

    This is great advice!!

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