Saturday, October 24, 2015

No matter how old our children get a mother still grieves when they are hurting! My daughter is going through a divorce and is grieving the loss of her marriage. She has been devastated by the person she considered her best friend.  They met in kindergarten and started dating in college. He has been a part of her life for so long she doesn't have any memory that doesn't include him.  We are all trying to support her through this very difficult transition in her life. I've been staying with her for the past 2 weeks. Ron will be home tomorrow and he will be a comfort to her as well.

I am asking my friends to pray for my child that her heart be healed!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Good Results

Hooray, another good report from the Oncologist.  Ron's cancer is still in remission!  We are sooo incredibly blessed.  Dr. C. said she always holds her breath when she gets Ron's CT scan results.  She's not the only one.  But we have another 3 month reprieve from cancer.  Ron can go visit his daughter without a care in the world.
I was wanting to get the first results after retirement over with.  My superstitious nature made me afraid that now that we are retired the bomb would fall and we'd get a bad report.  NOT.......

I talked to my girlfriend in Arizona to let her know we are coming in November.  I'm just so excited to see her again.  I have things lined up for Mike to keep him busy while we are gone.  My daughter will take him to her house on Friday and fix him a pizza.  She's going to watch the football game with him on Saturday and take him to church on Sunday.  We'll leave Thursday and be back on Sunday afternoon so I think I've got Mike covered! 

Life is GOOD!

Monday, October 5, 2015

I pray you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season.................

Once again we are on the cusp of the holiday season and I'm bracing myself not for the crowds of shoppers but the hoards of complainers who somehow believe they have suffered personal persecution if met by a greeting of happy holidays!  This is just one more on the list of ways people are believing their religious beliefs have been attacked. 

Every day I read some complaint on Facebook that prayer has been taken out of schools.  That the Pledge of Allegiance has been rewritten to exclude "under God" or eliminated all together.  Yet as a substitute teacher I have recited the pledge (in its' original format) with the kids every single morning.  At last Friday's assembly the entire school recited the pledge together followed by a time for meditation, reflection and yes prayer.   

So, my question is what is wrong with people?   Are they misinformed or do they just not care whether the BS they spread on social media is correct or not?  It seems to me people would rather feed the flame with total disregard for the truth.

Our government has never issued a ban on saying "Merry Christmas".  No citizen has ever been arrested for wishing anyone a Merry Christmas.   But if a business chooses to use the more inclusive greeting of Happy Holidays some Christians lose their minds.  It's a business for Pete's sake....just like in advertising they are attempting to appeal to the greatest number of people and not every consumer in America is a Christian.  Go ahead, respond with a hearty "Merry Christmas" if you choose; no one is going to come running out from the shadows to shackle and put you in a stockade for public viewing.  

I'm still trying to figure out what the issue is about concerning prayer in school.  How can ANYONE be prohibited from praying?   If you want to pray you can pray anytime and anywhere.   So what's the beef?  Somehow I get the impression that there are some who don't consider you a "real" Christian if you aren't imposing your beliefs onto others.  Or at least that is what social media would lead you to think.