Updating Your Blog Everyday

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Well, writing everyday has proven to be more of a challenge than I thought. It’s not that I run out  of things to share with you; Fat chance of that. But,  rather, it takes quite a lot of time to do research so that  that I’m not looking like a blithering idiot. Trust me, I do research.

So today, I will use this time and space wisely to visit some earlier posts. I probably will not get to them all today, but while I’m working on the list I’m also working on new ideas. Thanks, Nel

My first post ever: Open For Business, July 16, 2015, was in reference to  Rachel Dolezal’s racial identification. I asked: Who is offended more by Rachel Dolezal identifying as Black- Blacks or Whites? Boy, the response I received was overwhelming. But now, just a meager 6 weeks later, Ya Heer Nuttin!

 

Friendship Series…con’t

image Yesterday, I said I would be sharing about friendship between  partners. So today I am beginning with the ultimate partnership —“Marriage”

C.S Lewis says “The word “friendship” conjures up thoughts of honesty, vulnerability, companionship, and mutual respect. It also implies a certain outlaying of time and energy.: “It is when we are doing things together that friendship springs up – painting, sailing ships, praying, philosophizing, and fighting shoulder to shoulder. Friends look in the same direction.”.

Bll Hanawalt writes “Marriage without friendship cannot work in our culture,”  “Friendship has to be nourished and nurtured regularly or it faces the danger of becoming a business relationship.  The priority of emotional connection will be left to die on the vine if couples don’t give attention to developing their friendship. The marriage will subsequently fall apart and can create an opening for marital infidelity.

“My wife knows everything about my brokenness. I have gone to her first in difficult situations. There’s a small circle of people who know me and know my depravity. My wife is in that circle. Having that transparency has given me strength, clarity, and tremendous freedom.”  says a husband named George.

Below are some words of wisdom from Focus on the Family:

A word to husbands and wives

Men: It can be especially easy for you to begin capturing another woman’s heart without even realizing it. You may think you’re just having an enjoyable conversation  but it may be the only attention that woman gets. Before you know it, your conversations move from friendly chatter to intimate subjects. We’re not suggesting men can’t have friendships with other women, but we are warning it can be easier than you think to cross the line.

Think of it this way: If a woman invited you into her house and the two of you were alone, would the topics and conversation always stay the same as they do in public or with other people?  What about the phone or on the internet.

Then Focus on the Family gave this sage advice for husbands:

Trust your wife’s instincts in this area. If your wife suggests another woman is behaving inappropriately, she is probably right. Most women have a radar, an innate alertness to nonverbal communication and an ability to translate body language into emotional facts. Your wife probably is able to see these things clearly. Regard it as a gift from God that will keep you out of danger.

Women: You need to know that for you, as well as men, adultery begins in the heart. Be careful you are not lured away from your marriage by a man’s tenderness, openness, warmth, personality and attentiveness. When you sense that someone else is captivating your heart, when this attraction results in increased disappointment or frustration toward your husband, or when you begin to dwell on or act out your fascination, it’s time to confront the threat.

Stay tuned for part 3…….

 

Friendship

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Today I would like to share my thoughts on Friendship. I believe that true friends have the desire and the ability to influence each other to “rise a little higher”. I believe it is putting someone else first, being strictly honest and loyal.  Good friends help each other do the right thing.   Friendship is a relationship between two people and it is only as good or as close as each friend chooses to make it. Friends respect each other and confide in each other  out of mutual respect and oneness of mind. And, a true friend knows your strengths as well as your weaknesses and will hold you accountable for both. Tomorrow I will talk share my thoughts on Friendship between partners. Have a wonderful day.

 

 

The Ogre and The Goat

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This book is about two unlikely characters who develop a friendship and learn a lot about themselves and each other.

Here’s Donald

 

Is The Trumpster so rich that he can’t buy a nomination let alone the election?

 

It’s all Greek to Me

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Alexis Tsipris

If Greece would run out of money, it would not be good for many countries and banks in Europe because they seem to be heavily invested there. There was a workout plan where the banks would lend  them even more money but  it came with a huge stipulation: The banks get to tell them how to spend the money. So obviously both parties are not real happy. Is that about it? What is the impact on other countries?

Dogs want to know “What’s wrong with those Humans?

dogs and dogswhat’s wrong with those humans   (click here to see)

 

 

Grandpa’s Rules of the Road

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You can’t ride these babies without a motorcycle license, insurance and registration. In some states you need a helmet……bah humbug!

June 30, 2015

Difficulty in Apologizing

grandfather-kingWhy’s is it so difficult for many people to apologize? What is the aversion to simply saying , “I’m sorry”?  Many people simply hate to admit they were wrong, or they don’t want to take responsibility for their words or actions. Could it be that they are not willing to make up for what they did  wrong or make restitution? They most certainly should make things right,  but knowing that and doing that for some people are two separate things.  Oftentimes they know within themselves that an apology is expected of them, and well it should be, but they just will not apologize. So, if they know they were wrong and they know they should apologize, why don’t they apologize? There could be several reasons. They could fear that the apology will not be accepted. It may not be, but the apology is still in order. They may feel that the next time they are wrong another apology will be expected of them. Or, it just might be good(but bad) Old Fashion PRIDE. 

Pride has caused many disagreements to become permanent rifts between friends, between parents and children and between husbands and wives. Pride can cause division within your own conscience, especially when you know you are wrong and refuse to apology. Pride is a relationship “terminator”. Those who allow their pride to stop them from making amends are doomed to a lonely life, unless they swallow their pride and put their lips together and say, “I’m sorry”.

 

Are you “Fearful” for America?

th (6)The recent Supreme Court ruling on Same Sex Marriage has naturally caused a barrage of media writings equally from the left and from the right; and even more so from those I consider off the chart. What is not so surprising is that some Christians are all up in arms because of the ruling. They truly need to stop carrying or referring to the bible when obviously they are not reading it. What about this surprises them? Or do they just want to make “noise”? Do you or do you not believe in the teachings of the bible? If you do and you think that the Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage is something as far off the charts as you are, then you’re a hypocrite. Clearly it is written in Revelations: But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” If you are in fact a true believer, you need to stop all the attacks, and do what the bible you supposedly ascribe to says in : 1Tim 2:1-2 “First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.”  Try doing that. Stop writing so much and Start Praying!