Blood moon makes a crazy list

11 10 2014

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                                                                                                                             photo taken 10/9/2014



This week has been an insane teeter totter of crazy and horrible events. I really wonder if it has anything to do with the blood moon. There have been heart aches and miracles all around me. My personal life is also chock full of ups and downs. I have had much to pray about and so much to think about lately. I felt a need to remind myself of a few of things I have learned over the span 62 years. I confess that I do not always live these things to my best potential. But, I press on…

  • You are not unique. Other people have the same struggles you have; many struggles are worse and harder.
  • You are unique. There is not another person on this planet that is exactly like you.
  • You have been designed by God with the seeds of everything you will ever need in this life. Cultivate those seeds.
  • Your life has God intended purpose. Remain alert to your purpose.
  • Be who you are, not who you think others want you to be.
  • Be true to yourself. Don’t be a phony.
  • Think of how you would treat the person that you love and respect the most in the world. Treat yourself like that.
  • Be kind to others. Never rob a person of their dignity.
  • To have a friend you must be a friend.
  • Choose to build up, not tear down.
  • Don’t waste your time being a people pleaser. Please everyone and no one is pleased. Please yourself. At least, you will be pleased.
  • Not everyone you meet will like you. Don’t take it personal. We all have preferences.
  • Sometimes it will be necessary to walk away from people that hurt you. Do not take the hurt with you. Forgive them.
  • Life is a constant discovery. You will never know it all. Be willing to learn new things all the time.
  • It is okay to say, “I don’t know.” You slam the door to knowledge when if you always say, “I know.”
  • God meant it when He said He would never leave you.
  • When picking a boyfriend or future husband, pick the one who respects you, protects you and makes you laugh.
  • If you respect yourself you will recognize when someone disrespects you.
  • You do not need to say everything that pops into your mind.

And that seems like a good place to stop for now. If any of these resonate with you, congratulations! You are living La Vita Loco with the rest of us.

Carry on or press on. Do what you must.


Did you just judge me?

6 10 2014

I am a Christian. That means I have come to believe that God, in His mercy, sent a Way for me to get back into a pure relationship with Him. That Way is Jesus Christ. Without getting all preachy, suffice to say that I have decided to follow Jesus. I am a Christ follower.
Chances are, you have just made a judgement about me based on what you know about others. One of your judgements is probably that I am judgmental. The pot calls the kettle black.
Relax. Breath. Open your mind for a minute.
Do you want to know what I really think it means to be a Christ follower?


  • love God with all my heart
  • if I truly love God, I will love His people
  • love without hypocrisy
  • give and it will be given unto you
  • includes helping others
  • when you refresh others you will be refreshed
  • true religion gets dirty, goes where the needs are
  • closest to the heart of God is helping others
  • widows and orphans
  • God did not call me to judge people, he called me to love them
  • I need to judge myself, search my own soul. Not yours
  • I am full of miracles
  • miracles don’t always come with a fireworks display
  • a hug, a gentle word brings healing
  • encourage
  • help others and your life will break forth like the dawn and your healing will come

Now that I have revealed some of my inner thoughts, judge away.

In my over six decades on this planet, I have learned that we are all seekers. Every one of us are trying to find our way through this thing called life. We are not all on the same path. Each of us must find our own way. I believe that I have found mine and I TRY to walk it out every day. I am not interested in convincing you that my Way is right and yours is wrong. I welcome anyone to join me and the many others who are following Jesus, but it must be your own revelation that puts that desire in your own heart. If I truly believe that God speaks to the heart, I must believe that He has you in the palm of His hand and He will direct you. I respect your choice to walk where you feel led. We are not immortal. One day we will draw our last breath and then we will know in truth. Until then, my prayer for each of my friends is that God will lead us to the truth and help us to be true to what we believe.

He’s Not Scary, He’s a Little Boy by AliceAnn Meyer

6 10 2014

Please look at this face. Look into the eyes of this little guy and then read about Jameson.

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He’s Not Scary, He’s a Little Boy

by AliceAnn Meyer

We’ve had some encounters recently that have inspired me to write this post. This is something I hope everyone reads and shares. This is a message that doesn’t just pertain to my sonJameson, but to all children who are made fun of and singled out for their differences; and I am pretty sure their parents feel the same way I do.

 He's Not Scary, He's a Little BoyI want to begin by saying that I don’t hold anything against these children, or their parents. I understand that it can be extremely awkward when your child is the one making fun or being mean to another child. But, the next time this happens I hope these parents do more. Because although I cannot take offense, I would be lying if I said it didn’t hurt. It does. It hurts to see my child be made…

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