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“The Importance of Values and Morals.” Sounds like a no-brainer of an article for us, a people of faith. They are the code we live by in a civil and just society. They are what we use to guide our interactions with others, with our friends and family, in our businesses and professional behavior. Our values and morals are a reflection of our spirituality; our character. They are what we hope to model for our children and the children around us, because children do watch us as they develop their own sense of right and wrong. Everyone knows their importance, don’t they?

Well, maybe not. One only has to watch Jerry Springer-type shows or the spate of “Reality TV Shows” to find evidence to the contrary. Every day in the news we hear about crooked politicians, greedy CEOs, insider trading, embezzling evangelists caught in “love triangles,” “good Christians” doing very bad things. On talk-radio, news shows, at our churches, all around us, we hear about the decline of values, morals, ethics, civility, manners and, of course, common decency. People talk nostalgically about the “good old days” when Americans lived according to a set of standards of which they could be proud.

So have we really become a nation without values and morals? I don’t think so. It’s just that everyone has their own ideas about which values and morals are the ones we should follow. The choices are as varied as our country is heterogeneous. One only has to look inside the different church denominations to see the diversity of concepts about moral behavior. That realization doesn’t stop each of us from believing that our particular values and morals form the “right” set– the set everyone else should accept as well…….

The land was BUILT upon Christian principles but now that our land is BUILT – we want to do our own thing and make up our own rules to live by –

Well to be honest – that is how the civil war occurred on American soil…… How about we grab what legislation is good for EVERYONE and throw away the rest!

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Is Being Bored A Bad Thing?


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One day, I will get a change to do this!! I YES! By the looks of the photo above, I am thinking that being bored would be a GREAT IDEA for me! I want to know what it will feel like not to have any meetings to go to via church, attend any church nightly services, political things, Parent Teacher Conferences, my son won’t have to go to baseballl, basketball or soccer practice – When that day happens – I will just post a blog with a huge smile on my face!

Some people complain about being bored or super bored…. Well listen, what does that FEEL LIKE? Please let me try it! I don’t want to hear a cell phone ringing  ( and I have 3 that I use for different things ) I don’t want to hear my home telephone ring, I wont check any emails and I will tell my son to even cut off his cell phone and to just go in his room and read a book!

Here’s The F- Word….. Again


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A book by Neil T. Anderson provided 12 steps to forgiveness……….

1. Ask the Lord to reveal to your mind people you need to forgive.
2. Acknowledge the hurt and the hate.
3. Understand the significance of the Cross.
4. Decide you will bear the burden of each person’s sin (see Galatians 6:1,2). This means you will not retaliate in the future by using the information about their sin against them.
5. Decide to forgive.
6. Take your list to God and pray the following: “I forgive (name) for (list all the offenses and how they made you feel).”
7. Destroy the list.
8. Do not expect that your decision to forgive will result in major changes in the other persons.
9. Try to understand the people you have forgiven, but don’t rationalize their behavior.
10. Expect positive results of forgiveness in you.
11. Thank God for the lessons you have learned and the maturity you have gained as a result of the offenses and your decision to forgive the offenders.
12. Be sure to accept your part of the blame for the offenses you suffered.

My Son


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My son, I am here I cannot protect you From the world.

My son, I am here I can only love you No matter what…..

My son, I am here My love unconditional On this you can rely

My son, I am here To guide and to teach you And now you must fly

My son, I am here Life can be difficult I hear your cry

My son , I am here  Changes are painful…..Never forget who you are

My son,  I am here  Maintain the faith…. In yourself and in God

My son,  I am here  Self acceptance is yours… Do not fear

My son…. just ALWAYS know that I will be here….

– Random…..


Life is NOT a box of chocolates! LIFE is not a bowl of cherries! Life is not a cart of lemons! With so many artificial Religious structure(s) often dilutes the spiritual experience and this usually keeps people from really experiencing God when they walk into a church facility…. It is 2012  – closing approaching 2013 and we ALL should learn to Live life with a purpose and live it full out………….

You cannot continue on the same path and arrive at a different destination. Make the choice to have your actions reflect your goals…Let today be the day you stop having conflict between your actions and your goals and finally align your greatest intent with your purposeful actions, creating a HOLY / Christ filled symphony serenading your success……..