Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Quotes to light up your life.

This collection of quotations on love, life, happiness and success has been thoughtfully compiled by someone who truly believes in the power of words and how they impact feelings and attitudes. These thoughts have been collected over the years, and have been shared with close friends and loved ones. All the authors are not known, please share these wonderful thoughts with special people so that their true meanings will live on forever.

"A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you today just the way you are."

"There are those who pass like ships in the night. Who meet for a moment, then sail out of sight with never a backwards glance of regret; folks we know briefly then quickly forget. Then there are friends who sail together through quiet waters and stormy weather helping each other through joy and through strife, and they are the kind who give meaning to life."

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about."

"Time is- Too slow for those who Wait; Too swift for those who Fear; Too long for those who Grieve; Too short for those who Rejoice; But for those who love, Time is Eternity."

"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get others interested in you."

"You can use most any measure when you're speaking of success, You can measure it in a fancy home, expensive car or dress. But the measure of your real success is one you cannot spend. It's the way your child describes you when talking to a friend."

This little book was given to me by a little old man last Friday, at a garage sale. I read it and was impressed at its contents, there are about fifty quotes in all, but I felt like putting some of them on my post for others to enjoy.

"Love is like the five loaves and two fishes. It doesn't start to multiply until you give it away."

"A friend is a present you give yourself."

"May you always find new roads to travel; new horizons to explore; new dreams to call your own."

Monday, May 18, 2009

In Flander's Fields

In the second week of fighting during the Second Battle of Ypres a Canadian artillery officer, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, was killed on May 2nd, 1915 by a German artillery shell. He was a friend of the Canadian military doctor Major John McCrae. John was asked to conduct the burial service owing to the chaplin being called away on duty elseware. It is believed that later that evening John began the draft for his famous poem "In Flanders Fields."

On November 11, 1995 Lt. Col. Graham Parker, was in Ypres, he led the poppy parade to the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing. There was a heavy rainstorm and the crowds lining the route quickly put up many different coloured umbrellas.

The Armistice Day service at the Menin Gate Memorial that year was commemorating the 70th anniversary of the battles of 1915 in the Ypres Salient. Graham's thoughts turned to May, 1915 and a soldier's cemetery close to Ypres. The powerful image of poppies growing among the graves there in portrayed in the poem"In Flanders Fields." These images of poppies on the old Flanders battlefields and the umbrellas on a wet November day in Ypres were Graham's insporation fo the Poppy Umbrella. The Poppy Umbrella helps raise funds for Service charities.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The Larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead, Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch: be yours to hold high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.

This is a tribute to all the world soldiers that have given their lives, so we may be free. This Memorial Day is also to our brave soldiers that are still in harms way and the brave ones that have been through the battles and made it home. We must also remember the ones that have been wounded and some have a long way to recovery, also the ones that may not recover to live as they once did. God bless every country, lay his hands on the lands and make them whole once more, peace be to all humanity, Amen.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

God so Created

Once upon a time, long, long, ago the world was new, not a creature stirred upon its face. The water was fresh, the sun shone upon this land, not a tree was disturbed, the wind blew through their leaves and scurred along the green grass. There was rippling brooks, small lakes, large oceans, hugh mountains and vast deserts. He made a moon to light the night and a sun to brighten the days.

This land was made by a God, who looked out upon it and it was beautiful, everything was pure, not a creature roamed upon it, this made God sad. God had made a glorious heaven for his angles, that sparkled like the morning dew and is pure in every way, but, he wanted more, he must of been lonely. There was no one to enjoy all his creation but himself. He wanted something to swim in the waters and someone to walk upon the earth. I wander what the feeling was like to talk to God and have him talk back, I don't mean like in prayer, but, like Adam did.

God first created the living creatures, cattle, and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind. He was still lonely, so he made man after his likeness, from the dust of the earth came man. God gave man dominion over all creatures of the land. God caused man to fall into a deep sleep and he took one of his ribs and thus he made woman. Man said this is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh, she shall be called woman. The man was Adam and the woman was Eve.

God put man into the beautiful "Garden of Eden," and told him he could eat freely of every tree in the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that you do eat from it"thou shalt surely die." The serpent was the temptation that caused Eve to eat the apple, but we have many more temptations today to cause us to sin. Eve ate the apple and so did Adam, therefore they were cast out of the garden.

I think when I was writing this post I was thinking of how virgin the world was at one time. Sometimes when you are walking in the woods you come upon a part of the forest you know has not changed for hundreds of years. This gives you a good feeling and you would like to sit right down and not move for a long time, it's almost like how God felt when he made earth.

No wonder God destroyed the earth once, I can see why, they were not treating it right and man had gotten to wicked. My question is, why has it taken God so long this time? We certainly live in a more wicked world today and we are destroying the earth that our Lord created for us. I guess God is going to let man do it this time around. Sometime I can see the earth and God's arms holding it like you would a baby, and God saying to man in a loud voice, "I gave it to you to take care of," and now look at it. I know in the bible God said next time it would be destroyed by fire. This does bring up the global warming, could this be the fire?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Laws Need Changed

I don't know about you, but I am tired of reading in the newspaper and hearing on TV about criminals murdering others and only getting a few years. I also think they should pay for murdering and tourtureing the victim and I mean more than jail time. We should make an all out effort to change the criminal laws in this country. I am for capital punishment, I don't believe a person has a right to kill another and get away with it.

You see it every day or hear about it, a person commits murder, the victim is either killed before or after they are abused and violated, some are more violent than others. If the crime is not planned but a random act of violence, this is considered 2nd degree. It is punished by imprisonment for life or any term of years. Does this seem fair to you, the victim is dead no matter if planned or if the criminal just felt like it. Every state has its own laws on murder cases and some states does have capital punishment.

Lot of criminals like to plea insanity, or they were depressed, it was self defense or they did not mean to do it. Some get away with this kind of behavior and fool the courts. There were 520,000 people murdered around the globe in the year 2000. Two fifths were young people between the ages of 10 years to 29 years, who were killed by other young people. I just thought I would write this to see what you think of all these killings, seems to me that there are more and more violence on people. What prize does the criminal that goes to jail get, three meals a day, clean uniforms and a hobby if they want.

I also think the lethal injection shots is such an easy way out for criminals. What about the victims that were so brutally treated and some tortured. I can't even imagine how those families feel to know a loved one was treated this way and then murdered. I cry every time I read about a child that has endeavored this kind of treatment and how frightened they were before being murdered. Come on America wake up and lets change some criminal laws and keep these people out of our world. One more thing domestic violence is on the rise, I believe this is because of our economical condition and unemployment.