Mark Edward Smith

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Parenting By Our Government

Parenting By Our Government 

First Major Step


1984
Is parenting something our government should be doing? Over the years there have been laws and rightly so, however when do laws become an unnecessary intrusion of rights by a parenting government? I am a firm believer in seatbelts, they have saved my life a couple of times actually. The thing is, why does the government have the right to demand we wear them? Many of our rights are being oppressed all in the name of, "It's what is good for you." Seatbelt laws were frowned upon by those that felt that it was just the start of losing our rights. I must say I concur with that assessment. 

Now you see signs saying, "No texting or talking while driving." I can't really comment on the texting because I'll admit, I have no clue as to how someone can even accomplish that while driving. 

It's the talking part that bothers me. If I can't talk on my phone, who's to say down the legal road somewhere I can't talk to a passenger in my car?" Now, I know the theory here is, it distracts you if you are talking on a phone so you can't do it, right? But, so does turning on your radio will that eventually be against the law as well? Talking to the person in the car with you is a distraction as well, so down the legal road, will there be a law you can't talk to them either? 

What I am getting at here is yes, of course, we want people to be safe, but we also don't want our government dictating our personal lives. I believe it was in New York they are making up a law where you can't text while walking! While your walking? Is it me or isn't that just a bit over the top? You have to watch what ban wagon you jump on because once you give up one freedom, you are opening the door for extended freedoms to be taken as well. 

My God bless you and all the lives you touch every day.

Susan  

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Hate

Hate

Hate kills, literally and figurately. Physically killing someone because of hate is obviously a literal kill. But figurately speaking, beating, bullying, and harassing out of hate kills the soul of the perpetrator. Face it HATE is a no-win situation for both sides. Hate changes nothing only love, kindness and acceptance can change our world.       

Sunday, May 12, 2019

God or No God?

God or No God?

This is a question as old as time, and one that baffles me. Now, way back in time, I can understand some doubt. Now, with the ability to look at images such as these and still doubt there is no God? No, I'm sorry I just can't accept that answer. Going even deeper, take a look at human life, think of the miracle of birth alone. Look at the complexity of the human build up, like how the body works, the mind how can anyone think that one day there was just this big boom and all this came to be!

I mean honestly does that even seem possible to the doubters, skeptics or the Scientist out there? Now, I get that a big boom could bust something apart and scatter it everywhere, but I don't get how anyone could think that a big boom could create all these things we know exist. Big bangs rip apart they do not create. Maybe you are a believer, doubter, atheist or scientist but my hope is that whoever and whatever you are or believe in, this will give you something to think about and realize there's more to it than "Just a Big Bang." 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

In The Midst of Confusion

In The Midst of Confusion

The midst of confusion for me as a Christian is determining what to write about so, I decided just to start and let God take the wheel on my writing. What God's put in my mind is the unrest in the country, now some say it's because of politics and all that's going on in the world today. I concur it is pretty bad all the way around. God has started like a movie reel in my head of all the wars horrible leaders, horrible people and things from the past. There were those that yelled the end of the world is coming for as long as I can remember, as a matter of fact, the oldest human on Earth could say that as well.

But stop for just a moment and look at the evil in the world and yet, God always tops off the evil by goodness. If you will stop and look for every act of evil the devil does God rebukes it with something good. The love of God is more powerful than anything the devil can overcome. There are bad and evil things in the world there always was, there is now and it will be there in the future. God wants us to have faith that he has our back even in the worst of times, Christ the son of God has risen, he has paid the bill for our sins, so that we might walk through life being forgiven. For this, he asks for our love, our belief in him and our love of mankind. It's such a small price to pay.

I pray God will bless you and all the lives you touch throughout your life. I pray he will watch over you and those that are unbelieving of his power. I pray that people will realize, Love has no color it's neutral.
I pray that our world will become one of humankind, not color. I pray rather than seeing color or differences in religion we will only see Good and evil and we will fight the evil as one.  

Bless you and Happy Easter.
Susan Boston   

Monday, April 9, 2018

God Help Me to Forgive The Unforgivable

God Help Me to Forgive The Unforgivable  


Our Heavenly Father, I have seen so many wicked things in this life. I've seen children, human beings and animals, hurt, killed, and tortured by evil. There are things in this world that the normal mind just can't understand or handle. This evil will breed hate inside of us. By breeding more evil from within us it makes evil that much stronger. God, I'm not strong enough to forgive these types of acts but, I know that you are because you gave your only son on a cross so that forgiveness is possible. You knew our weakness before we did so please help me now. I need your help Lord to forgive but never forget these unforgivable actions and please help me to fight that evil wherever I might find it. Please give me the same love and kindness that was in your heart as you watched the son you sacrificed for our sins hanging upon a cross.

In our Lord Jesus Christ name, I pray,
Amen

My you bless each soul you touch throughout your life,
Susan



Friday, April 6, 2018

All of Humanity Was Crucified on The Cross

All of Humanity Was Crucified on The Cross


"Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."

Christ died on the cross as did we. All of our sins died with him. In so much that we were sinful creatures with no hope of reconnection with God all our sins died within us and we were reborn as Christ died. Our second birth is not of this Earth. It is a rebirth of the spiritual world where no hate, greed, war, or sin exist. It is a world where our spiritual self will live forever. If Christ had not died on the cross we would still live with no hope of salvation. We live now only because Christ lives within us and without that him, we would perish. 

Within us all lives the capability to live forever however, the choice is ours and ours alone. If we accept this gift from God and believe in the only begotten Son, The Holy Ghost will live within us forever. 

May you be blessed and bless all those lives you touch throughout your day,

Susan


Friday, March 23, 2018

Anger and Hate Demand The Death of Empathy

Anger and Hate Demand The Death of Empathy

The building of Anger and Hate demands the death of Empathy, because, through the death of Empathy is the only way Anger and hate can live and grow. When you are capable of Empathy it's like having a built-in weed killer. Empathy eradicates Hate an Anger before it can grow therefore the first thing Anger and Hate attacks is your Empathy. When you start losing the ability to understand how others feel the weeds of Anger and Hate take over and they do it as fast as the weeds in your yard. If left untreated your yard turns into nothing but the weeds.

Don't let the flower that is your soul be choked out by the weeds of blackness called Anger and Hate. Spray those weeds with love and understanding. These weeds of blackness like the ones in your yard keep coming back too so stay on top of it just as you do your yard.

May you bless all those lives you touch today,
Susan

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Sunshine State is Clouded With Pain

The Sunshine State is Clouded With Pain


If you just looked up at the sky in Parkland Fla. this past Valintine's Day you would have seen beautiful blue skies. It looked like a beautiful day in Florida until the gunshots rang out. Like too many times in the recent and not so recent past lives were lost. One life is too many! My Prayers go out to the families, friends and the whole community of Parkland. There are no words that will console you, I'm sorry doesn't cover it. Our only hope is that our prayers will lift you up and help you to get through the tragedy. 

We ask ourselves over and over, "What is this world coming to these days." We get aggravated, afraid, feel hopeless and helpless. There are so many arguments about gun-control and mental illness in our country. People want answers, they want action, they want to understand why and they want something done. We as normal people can never really know what goes on in the mind of someone that would even be contemplating doing something so horrible as these shootings. If we could we would be in the same condition as those shooters. The real frustration comes from the fact no one, not you, not me, not the government or anyone one else knows the answer to this problem. If there is someone with that type of mental defect among us most of the time we don't know until we hear that person has killed. Then there is the gun-control issue. Yes, the military type weapons could be outlawed but most intelligent people know even this will not stop a killer. They will either use another method or get the weapon illegally and therein lies the rub. 

We think we know the answers we don't so what do we do? Apparently, we argue the point which is totally mute.

Bless you and all the lives you touch,

Susan   

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Isaiah 40:26 Lift up your eyes to heaven and see. Who has created these things...

 Isaiah 40:26 Lift up your eyes to heaven and see. Who has created these things...

If not God then who?

This Sunday morning I am looking for the person that is not sure what they believe about God and Religion. Is this person you? If it is I hope you will take a minuet and read the rest...

It's not hard to find those that believe in God you see them all the time because they are not ashamed to speak out, they have their religion. But what about those that don't know what to believe? These are the people that question or doubt that there is a God. Then you have those that do believe in God but they can't totally agree with any one religion. Many times these are the people that feel they should go to a church but can't because in each religion there are things they agree with and then there are those things they don't agree with and again these are the people I want to reach out to this morning.

The Universe to me is the church. It doesn't take much when you look at things like the picture up there to start to believe that yes there is a God and he is a good God. When you look at this picture how else can you explain the wonders in the Universe other than a supreme being? Regardless of what different religions call their (God), the ultimate wonder of our Universe tells your soul there is an Alpha and Omega. Hundreds of thousands of years ago people did not have these pictures or even have a clue there was something beyond the place they lived yet they believed. Now we are privy to what is far from Earth and still some don't believe. This baffles me that one can look at the beauties of the Universe and have any question at all of there being a God.


If you are one of the people that I am seeking this morning and you at times feel you should be in church on Sundays and Wednesdays but can't find the right religion for you I suggest you look to the World around you and above you for all that you see is the spiritual wonder that is your religion. You my friend (are) the church. The building where people gather is not the church it's just a building the church is within those people, it's within you.

No matter where you are, no matter what you are doing you can pray and that prayer goes straight to God's ear. The things that you pass up everyday the trees, grass, sun, moon, stars and all that lives, all that is beautiful is where God lives mostly he lives in your heart.

All God needs to enter your heart is an opening of faith the size of a Mustered Seed. Are you now wondering if you have that much faith? Well you are reading this aren't you?


May you bless all those lives you touch each day,

Susan   

Friday, December 29, 2017

Christ Birth Vs New Year

Christ Birth Vs New Year



It was great placement of the celebration of Christ Birthday a week before New Years. We all know that no one really knows the exact date of the Birth of Christ, therefore obviously someone chose December 25th as the date for the birth. There could not have been a better date (other than his actual birth) and here is why...

The love, hope, kindness and all the other feelings we have during the Christmas season makes us realize there is hope for mankind. The exhilarating birth of the New Year brings a newness to our lives with hope that anything is possible. This coupling of births is perfect timing.

With this new year very fast approaching you need to remember you can be anything you want to be and nothing you have lived through, where you live or where you came from defines you. You define yourself. You make the choices on life's road, just remember both forks in the road have drawbacks and that fact won't change but how you will handle those drawbacks will.

I wish you a blessed year ahead one filled with love, laughter and kindness this is your wealth so go out and share it with all you meet.

Susan

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Christmas in The Rear View Mirror

Christmas in The Rear View Mirror  

 


With Christmas in the rear view mirror there will be many scrooges coming out of the woodwork. The good will falling away as we speed down our highway of busy lives. Our good intentions, feelings of joy, kindness and love of our fellow man will pass unnoticed like the speed limit signs that many of us forget to look as we pass them on roads we travel. (yes I know who you all are!) :)

Let's all slow down and remember those signs showing us the people that still need that help, love and kindness not just at Christmas time but all year long. If you speed and get caught it's aggravating I know, but it's just a ticket.

In life if we don't watch for those signs in our fellowman needing help it's not a ticket it is quality of life issue or possibly their very life it's self.

Please keep the love, keep the kindness help those in need all year long.

May you bless each and every life you touch every day.

Susan   

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

A Time of Precious Giving

A Time of Precious Giving 



It is a time of precious giving, giving of the only gift that can't be bought or wrapped; it's the giving of a gift greater than any amount of money can buy.


This season don't sweat the extravagant gifts you think that loved ones want or desire, give of yourself instead. As you age you won't remember the gifts but you will always remember the love of family and friends. Stop all the hustle and bustle driving you nuts and just enjoy those around you that you love.


Love is the miracle of Christmas. Baby Jesus our saviour that saved us from ourselves and God our Father in Heaven that knows each of us so well that he knew we would be forever separated from him if his Holy Son Jesus, did not die for our sins.




There is no greater love, there is no greater gift than what our Lord has already given. What we must do this Holiday Season and every day of the year freely share that love, for freely it was given.



Blessings to you and your family and to all the lives you will touch this coming Christmas, New Years and all the years to come.

With my Humble Soul, I wish you all that God has intended for you.

Susan and Family
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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Cleanliness is Next to Godliness Did Mom and Grandma Lie?

Cleanliness is Next to Godliness Did Mom and Grandma Lie? 


Growing up many of us heard this verse from our mother or grandmother did they lie to us? 


No, not really but the fact is the verse "per say" is not in the Bible at all. There is, however, verses which, "Cleanliness is next to Godliness." was born.

  
There are verses from which the comment was articulated not, however, those particular words being used. The washing away of our sins by being baptized is one such cleansing that would pertain to the verse.


Just remember regardless of how dirty you get that you can be washed in the blood of the lamb. You can be saved from yourself if you have belief and faith even if it is only the size of the head of a pin. Yes, that's all that it takes.

If this has peaked your interest let me help you out the saying was first used in a sermon back in 1778. You can get the scoop here if you wish. 


I hope you have a blessed Sunday and my all the lives that you touch be blessed.

Susan

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Let Faith Lead You and Your Soul Guide You

Let Faith Lead You and Your Soul Guide You

Let your faith no matter how small lead you and let your soul guide you. Faith is the believing in things when rational thinking will tell you it can't be true. Rational thinking is contained in our abilities to see, hear, taste and feel. 

As we all know now rational thinking containers can expand. Let's look at an example.

Year
1590
(The microscope)

The years before people had no idea what was in their water, they had no idea about a world that our naked eyes could not see. The microscope opened up so many different worlds that rational thinking would have said did not exist.

Before telescopes and space advancements we had no idea what was beyond the blue skies and behind our moon. With the inventions and space advancements came yet another expansion of our rational thinking containers.


Let faith lead you to the glory of God let your roadmap be your soul. Change your rational thinking containers from "that can't be" to "anything is possible. 

Bless you and all the live you touch,

Susan
  

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving: The Pre Black Friday Past Time

Thanksgiving: The Pre-Black Friday Past Time

I remember a time when Thanksgiving was just that, "The giving of thanks" We went to Grandma's house for Thanksgiving had a feast like I've never seen since she passed. We were with our family and was so thankful we were all there together. There were times it was crowded in the little country home but it was with our family and the thought of going to town and camping out in front a store to buy the latest do-dads never entered our minds. 
 
Anymore it kind of seems like Thanksgiving is just the prequel to madhouse shopping day. I saw people on the News all set up in front of a major department store one Tuesday!
 
Funny we all camped out in Grandma's kitchen waiting for the wonderful meal that her and the family had cooked.
 
Think more about the thankfulness and less about the latest phones, Televisions and what ever else you might be camping out or getting up at the crack of dawn to go and buy.
 
Blessing to you and your family, may you better the lives of all those meet along your way.
 
Happy Thanksgiving!
Susan


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Season of Unconditional Love

Season of Unconditional Love

The season of unconditional love CAN I GET AN AMEN? When we think of unconditional love we think of or at least I think of our children. The love of your child is the ultimate in unconditional love. Think about your child, how much you love them. Now, think about handing them over to be kill in what must have been the most horrible way for the sins of others no less.
 

Do you think you could do that...could you knowing send your child to die to repay the sins of others? It is mind boggling isn't it?
 
 
This is the ultimate in unconditional love and what I would like to ask of you is to keep even 1/10000000 if this kind of love in your heart all year long. If you do maybe, just maybe you will enjoy a better and happier life. Maybe the next time someone is in line behind you in a store with one item you will let them cut in front of you. Maybe the next time you see one one needing help of some kind that might take a bit of your time you will stop and help them. I am not asking you to give up your child for the sins of others just to be kind.
 

Have a wonderful blessed Thanks Giving, a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Safe New Year.



 
Bless you and yours this Holiday Season may all the lives you touch better the life of others.

Susan


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Halloween's Beginnings and Is it a Pagan Ritual?

Halloween's Beginnings and Is it a Pagan Ritual?


Over the years I have met several people that felt Halloween was a cult holiday when it isn't. The wearing of costumes in fact were playfully worn for those wanting to fool the spirits into believing the costume wearer was one of them so they might travel outside of their house.

However, those that wish to believe Halloween is a pagan holiday are free to do so of course. 

No costume you can wear on the out side can make you evil only the heart and spirit of someone decides who we really are inside. With that being said here are some safety tips for you and your children on Halloween...

Tips for the kids:
  1. Wear light colors carry a flashlight
  2. Make sure your vision is completely free
  3. Make sure you do-not  eat candy before mom and dad can check it.
  4. Do not go up to a house that has no porch light burning.
  5. Be aware of your surrounding at all times
  6. Do-Not trick or treat alone.
Tips for the Parents:
  1. Go to the internet or your local police departments and check on any sexual offenders in your area. 
  2. Anytime you are out and about also be aware of the surroundings watch out for all the other children as you go, so you can help all children get home safely.
  3. When you are driving be watchful for little gobblins.
  4. Make sure any costume you get is flame retardant or even better fire poof.
  5. If your children are old enough to go out alone make sure they have a cell phone.
  6. If you should find a sexual offender lives close  make sure your child knows where to NOT go. 

Susan

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Is The Time Getting Near?

Is The Time Getting Near?

Is the time getting near? Is the book of Revelations now before our eyes?

If you read the Bible there are so many things written in the word that we can a possibly should apply to the world today. 

It is inherently conceivable God saw in us our destructiveness at the creation of mankind. We know that he sees all which leads me to believe, yes he knew at the time of our creation we were hell bent on our own destruction, hence the Book of Revelations. 

However, regardless of the most intelligent person on Earth only God knows when the end of time is to be. I will admit there are times when I read the old testament concerning things that happen back in that day and wonder if in fact they were not speaking of our world today. 

I will leave your conclusions on that up to you read the Old Testament and see what you think.

Bless you and all those lives you will touch.

Susan

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

American Disaster Central

American Disaster Central 




You might find yourself asking, "When is enough, enough?" Natural and man-made disaster just keep on coming. The main question most have is why? Why so many hurricanes, fires, tornadoes, shootings, bombings, vehicular mass murders unfortunately the list gets longer.

The question why is as old as time. Natural disasters are forces of nature, the disasters of men are not. I can not explain Nature to you however concerning the disasters caused by man are summed up quite perfectly in this quote:

“A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.” ― George Bernard Shaw (https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/good-and-evil)

I have no idea how in the world FEMA and the Red Cross can keep up much less find all the funding and manpower they need to do the jobs facing them. If you can find it in your heart to help these people please give. These are those on the ground many times in hideous conditions helping others. They deserve our respect and help.

God bless all those victuims of all the disasters around the world, God bless you and all those lives you touch.

Susan

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Hardest Faith To Do Is When It Is YOU!

We of faith are so handy with the words, "Have faith" when we say this we expect the receiver of our wisdom to take heart and do as we say.

However...

When it is our own life it can and is a bit harder to follow. Believe me I know. I am a person of deep spiritual awareness but I am no exception. It's much easier for me to hand out that advice than it is for me to take it to my heart and abide by it. We are fighting right now a major glitch in our lives. The glitch concerns our income. My husband for many years has worked in the oil industry and although we have never been rich we have been very comfortable at times. If you know anything about the oil business the only thing you can rely on is that the up times are very up and the down times are VERY down.

As you probably know at the moment we are in a serious down time and pay has been cut, lay-offs and even companies either going out of business or moving out of the area.

This is a source testing my faith, fueling my fears and concerns on everyday living. I tell myself as I do others when they are having an issue to just have faith. The difference is it is much easier to preach that to someone else than it is for me to follow my own advice.

If you are a religious or spiritual person and you have ever gave someone that advice the next time you do let your words or a touch let them know, (you realize it will not be easy) because it is not.

Bless you and all the lives you will touch this day,

Susan

Saturday, May 20, 2017

In a Time of Stress Call On Your Spirituality

In a Time of Stress Call On Your Spirituality

Your Spirituality is the hotline between you and God so keep the lines of communication open. The problem with this theory is most humans when being attacked by life try to find someone to blame. Fact is there is not anyone really there to blame so we kind of tend to put the blame on God...


(God why will you not help me)

I think most people no matter how spiritual they are at one time or another have uttered those words even when we do not mean it. Yes, I said we, I too being human am as guilty as the next person. 


If you can remember to in times of great stress call on your spirituality, cling onto it tight. it is you hotline to God.

Bless you and all those you touch,

Susan

Monday, April 10, 2017

Be Dream Fear Love

Be Dream Fear Love

You can (be) anything you want if you are willing to do what it takes to achieve your goal. You must dream for all in life was started by a dream someone had and followed it up with action. You must fear nothing even in a world where there is much to fear. Rise above the fear for fear is the only thing that can ruin your life.


Love everything. Take the time in your busy day, stop and enjoy the beauty around you. People that live even in a big city can find nature. It's true look at the person beside you for they were a miracle of nature don't miss out on the warmth in your life by not loving.


Our world isn't perfect that's true and one grain of sand on a piece of land is not a beach but, if you collect enough grains the one grain becomes a beach. If you collect enough good souls that love everything and everyone then you have a wonderful world.


Go forward being all that you can be, dream the biggest dreams, fear nothing in this world and love all that has been given you. We are the world and we can make it what we want it to be, lets start building our beach!


Bless you and all those you touch in your life.


Susan

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Like It or Not Believe It or Not You Are a Spiritual Person

Like It or Not Believe It or Not You Are a Spiritual Person 

Though my travels of life I have heard more than once this statement from a few people, "I'm not religious and not particularly spiritual."

If this is you then your very miss-informed. We are all spiritual beings in one way or another. I will conceded that there are good spirits and bad ones but you do have a spirit. The question now becomes how will you cultivate it?

The good spirit will normally grow and mature into kindness and love,with a passion to help others. These are kind people, they are friendly and believe in something higher than them self . This doesn't mean they are perfect just that they have a good heart and spirit. This is a normal spirit growth.

Then there are the bad spirits that don't grow normally, but mature into killers, rapist and those on the wrong side of the law going against normal human nature.

 We were created in the image of Our Creator. God can't even look upon sin. Our Lord only knows goodness. 

There is also a third group that are good at heart deep down but don't bother to let that side of them out for reasons of their own. The reason could be as simple as they don't want to appear weak or fearful.

What ever group you fit into you do have a spirit therefore you are spiritual. Without your spirituality you would not exist.


Bless you and all those you touch.

Susan

   


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Home-school With No Testing Results Is Not Good!

 Home-school With No Testing Results Is Not Good!

My concern for these children in Texas being home-schooled is the child's education. Now, I know most parents that do this are concerned with their children's education as well. I also think that home-school is a great idea for children in some cases and not so much in others. 

One thing I find objectionable is that they are not placed into social situations as they are in traditional schools. School is a place they can interact with other children of different backgrounds which helps them adjust to "real life" outside the protected home environment.They also miss out on making friendships that will last a life time.

However my major concern (here in Texas) is that there is no testing system to see if the parents are actually teaching them, or if the child is learning. If the child is not learning they will become illiterate and another drain on society with no chance of a decent life.
 
In this home-schooling case who benefits? Children that have drug addicts for parents, parents that just don't care about the children or those subsequently wanting to lay low for whatever reason, all at the expense of the child. 
 
We never want to think about parents being this way toward their children. Children are supposed to be the number one priority of parents but sadly lets face it more and more it seems in many cases it's not.       

Texas: The state does not have a specific homeschooling statute, but court decisions have established the right for [ sic ] homeschools to operate under private school rules. Required subjects are reading, spelling, grammar, math and good citizenship. No requirement of standardized testing. State law specifically prohibits Texas colleges from discriminating against [ sic ] homeschooled applicants. (http://education.findlaw.com/education-options/education-and-homeschooling-state-laws.html)

Maybe it's time we had a chat with our law making system about protecting the safety and education of children.  


Bless you and all those you touch,

Susan

Friday, March 17, 2017

Homeless Man And Former Crip Gang Leader, Saves Dallas Police Officer from Attack

Homeless Man And Former Crip Gang Leader, Saves Dallas Police Officer from Attack



The ultimate act of kindness and change. This homeless man a former Crips gang leader helped a police officer by pulling a man high on PCP off the officer. This act is amazing in it's self. The very fact that a former Crips member would help and officer but what's more amazing to me is that...


There are so many people in the world that will walk right by others in need of help not nearly as serious as this every single day! We have become so wrapped up in our own lives and petty problems that the needs of others just passes us by.

I can see someone walking by with their head down texting a friend and never even see the officer's attack. I can see others feeling that someone else would come help the officer. I can even see some that would pass by thinking, "Oh well it's a cop they deserve it."

Is this the type of world you want to live in because it's sure not the world I want for us. Let me just add here this doesn't just apply to a death defying feet. This is about helping others with simple things. Stop and think today about what you last did to help someone regardless how simple the task you did for them.

This story is about a homeless man that was an ex-gang member down on his luck, struggling in life with all the reasons in the world to be tied up in his own problems and yet...

You can see on video the heart of the man. This is what you should strive for by looking outside you and seeing what (You) can do for others. 

Bless you and all those lives you will touch today,

Susan




Monday, March 6, 2017

Have an Enlightening Blessed Week

Have an Enlightening Week

I hope you have an enlightening blessed week. This morning as you arise don't see this day as the end of your weekend but the beginning of your unlimited possibilities for the week.
 
Each day our Sun comes up and each day we are provided with new blessings. Yes, there are times you must search for them among all the negative but if you look you will see them.
 
Start your day with the knowledge that you are loved like no other love you have ever seen or ever will see. You are held in the most loving arms ever known. God has given you this brand new day, brand new week so go out and make the very best of it!
 
Bless you and all those lives you will touch today,
 
Susan  

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Putting On Make Up Reminds Me of God

Putting On Make Up Reminds Me of God

This morning was one of the mornings I put on makeup. I used my moisturizer then proceeded to apply my concealer. I use this because it covers my imperfections as well as it has SPF of 21 this keeps one of God's gifts, (The Sun) away from me. This way no one sees my flaws and the Sun is less damaging.

As I applied this I realized that not only do we use cover up creams on our faces but our souls as well. Many people act a certain way or lead others to believe they are someone they are not by concealing their real-self. Many times this works very well. Thing is:
"You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all the people all of the time."
You can't fool God at all!



You can use all the concealing tactics you know of and fool many but you will never fool God. He sees past all the camouflage, skin, muscles and your words right down to your soul. There is no concealer that can hide your true self from God.



Bless you and all those lives you touch.


Susan  

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Ambition The Devils Tool

Ambition The Devils Tool

 

 Ambition did you ever really think of this word as a Devil's tool? The definition of ambition is innocent enough:

Definition of ambition

  1. 1a :  an ardent desire for rank, fame, or power <With her talent and fierce ambition, she became a very successful actress.>b :  desire to achieve a particular end
2 :  the object of ambition <Her ambition is to start her own business.

Most of the time this word is used in reference to good things and it is but, Quoting Shakespeare's As You Like It, 1600: "too much of a good thing is a bad thing"

If you are working hard for a goal or something you really want, that's a good thing. However if you are stepping on and hurting others it's a bad thing!

It's when you cross this line you go from someone respected to one that's doing harm to yourself and others. By the way, the Devil loves you when you do this. 

It's at this point ambition goes from something good to being the Devils tool. The really bad part is the Devil knows you're so busy trying to reach your goal of making money, becoming  famous and so on, that you pay no attention to what God is telling you!

Your most important ambition in life should always be loving God, doing right to please him and doing his work.

If you don't you will never be happy regardless of what things you collect on Earth.

Bless you and all the lives you touch,

Susan

Friday, February 24, 2017

I Fight With God A Lot About This Maybe You Do Too

I Fight With God A Lot About This Maybe You Do Too

This is what I fight against God the most about. I want to try and figure things out myself and believe me that never works! I know it doesn't work and yet there I am dukeing it out with our Lord. I always know he's right and that I am wrong. Still I will fight him until, I 100% realize that I can't do this myself.


The thing is if I would just let him handle it; I would not go through all the worry and torment that I put myself though! Crazy right? I will say to myself, "Susan why do you do this?" I reply, "don't know." Honestly I really don't know.



Well there might be a decision coming up and it's a big one, I have tried and tried to think it though, I've prayed about it as well. I think God got tired of seeing me chew off my own foot (so to speak) then there was an answer came and indeed this maybe the right answer but again I'm sure I will try to think to much! 


So if you would please say a prayer for me to just hush and listen to God rather than destroying my peace of mind trying to do what he already knows is best for me. 


Thank you,

Bless you and all those you touch,

Susan

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

What Makes The Devil Say, "Oh Crap"?

What Makes The Devil Say "Oh Crap"?


When you wake up and your feet hit the floor the first thing you grab is your positive attitude and mood. This causes the Devil to have considerable pain and aggravation.


Evil thrives on negativity without hope. These are things that you yourself can change by refusing to give in to them no matter how bad things seem. 

  
You might ask, "How can I refuse when things seem so bad?" The answer is simple, fine others you can help throughout your day. Helping others is the most up lifting thing you can ever do and the most important thing you will do in your entire life.


I know you're thinking I can't afford to help anyone I can't even help myself. This is just not true because it doesn't cost you anything to...


1. Smile at someone

2. Open a door for someone

3. Bend down and pick something up for someone that's dropped it.

4. A spoken kind word, even just hi, hello or simple good morning.

You see to find peace, knowledge and enlightenment you must look inside yourself. You cannot look inside and find this if you are black inside with self pity, negativity and without hope.

This is why through helping others you clear your soul, you clear your mind and this is when you reach your positive self and take control of your mood.

The changing of your outlook on your life and how you are going to live your life, will actually change you inside and out while opening the door for your total enlightenment.

Then and only then can you scare the crap of the Devil!

   
Blessings to you and all those lives you touch,

Susan

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Shack Great Book Now a Movie

The Shack Great Book Now a Movie

Several years ago I read this book. I have to tell you it was one of the better books that I have ever read. I was excited to find  there's is now a movie based on this book coming out. The movie comes out on March 3, 2017.


I have no idea how closely the movie will follow the book if you have ever read a book then seen the movie it can and often does vary. Normally, when I have read the book I don't like watching the movie or vise-versa but this one will be an exception.


"The Shack" was a riveting book, what ya call a page turner. Although, it's basically like a murder mystery; the intertwined spirituality with God's work portrays the majority of this story.

 

I hope you will get to see this or read the book.        

 

Bless you and all those you touch in your life,

Susan