Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
The following was written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer newspaper in Cleveland , Ohio:
To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:
1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone...
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree .
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion, Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone and everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give it time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.The preceeding is listed as "correctly attributed" on snopes.com.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Happy Father’s Day!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
9. I went to buy a toaster oven and they gave me a bank.
8. Hotwheels and Matchbox car companies are now trading higher than GM in the stock market.
7. Obama met with small businesses - GE, Pfizer, Chrysler, Citigroup and GM, to discuss the Stimulus Package.
6. McDonalds is selling the 1/4 ouncer.
5. The most highly-paid job is now jury duty.
4. People in Africa are donating money to Americans. Mothers in Ethiopia are telling their kids, "finish your plate; do you know how many kids are starving in America?"
3. Motel Six won't leave the lights on.
2. The Mafia is laying off judges.
1. If the bank returns your check marked as "insufficient funds," you have to call and ask if they meant you or them.
No drinks in lift.
No spit in lift.
When door close no jump in lift.
Dames be careful go in lift alone.
No press no button only floor to go.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
"The U.S. Embassy would be grateful if any of our friends who have information on terrorist activity or threats inform us between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday."
Sunday, June 14, 2009
"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff."
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
The Church printing presses are running day and night to print more than 800,000 copies of the new LDS edition of the Holy Bible in Spanish. The LDS edition based on the Reina-Valera translation of the Bible will be available in September 2009 for Spanish-speaking members throughout the world.
But before this printing could begin, there were years of research and labor by teams of translators, Bible scholars, and Church leaders all working under the direction of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. This LDS edition of the Bible will feature new chapter headings, explanatory footnotes, and other study aids to offer the same tools to Spanish-speaking members that are available to the English-speaking Church.
A special team of native-Spanish voice talent has been assembled to painstakingly record and review every word of the LDS edition of the Holy Bible in Spanish, for the benefit of those who prefer to listen to recordings of the scriptures. This new LDS edition of the Bible will be available this September, 2009 through Church distribution centers.
To learn more, log onto http://santabiblia.lds.org/
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
On the surface, the pamphlet appears to be harmless enough, but upon reading through it, you realize that its pro-gay rhetoric contains many exaggerated claims that promote homosexuality as normal, healthy, and the only alternative for a person who has same-sex attractions. It dismisses the positive experiences of the thousands of people who have diminished or eliminated same-sex attractions from their lives. (To learn more, see Evergreen International, Exodus International, and Focus on the Family's Love Won Out.)
I recommend that school officials carefully read the pamphlet before adopting it to be sure they are in agreement with what it teaches. You can read the pamphlet on the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network's Web site.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Be cautious about anti-bullying initiatives in schools. While the concept of decreasing bullying in schools is a noble and positive cause, many of the initiatives are cloaked attempts by gay and lesbian task forces to create forums to indoctrinate our children about pro-gay causes.
I just read one that contained stories of 10- and 11-year-old boys and girls who are supposedly gay and reportedly have attempted suicide because they were teased and harrassed at school.
Parents and school officials should carefully read all literature in "anti-bullying" campaigns to be sure they are really about bullying and teach correct principles.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
- What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?
- What if we flipped through it several time a day?
- What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?
- What if we used it to receive messages from the text?
- What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?
- What if we gave it to kids as gifts?
- What if we used it when we traveled?
- What if we used it in case of emergency?
This is something to make you go....hmm...where is my Bible? Oh, and one more thing. Unlike our cell phone, we don't have to worry about our Bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill.
Makes you stop and think "where are my priorities?" And no dropped calls!