Jacksonville, Florida

When is a Lie the Truth?

The government shutdown is heading into its third week. The news media is interviewing people who claim to be destitute because of it. CNN does so to make the president look responsible, while Fox News does so to make the Democrats look just as bad. Just explain to me how someone can be so hard up when they just missed one check. I know most live paycheck to paycheck, but why this sky is falling …

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The Bible and Resolutions

January has hit, so that means resolutions to be made. I did a bit of research to see how resolutions and the Bible fit together. I was amazed how Biblically based a lot of these goals are. #1 resolution is to lose weight. Here are five resolutions made yearly: Lose weight/exercise more Get out of debt Organization Quit smoking Volunteer When it comes to losing weight and exercising more, you can look to Ephesians 5:29 …

Jacksonville, Florida

Happy New Year!

Dear Followers, I just wanted to send a letter to you, the people who follow my blog. A new year is upon us. A time to look ahead and reflect back. One of the best blessings I’ve had over the past couple of years are all the people (almost 6,000) who follow me and keep up with my blog. It just blows my mind that so many people would want to hear what I have …

Jacksonville, Florida

Another Christmas Song’s History

We’ve all heard the song Twelve Days of Christmas. To some it appears silly, to others, there is a deeper meaning. While no one knows the true history of this song, it has been said to have been written to help Catholics learn about Jesus during a time when Catholicism was illegal in England. Two Oriental Turtle Doves   In 1979, this song was first associated nationally with the trials of the Catholics during England’s …

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Favorite Songs of the Season

A quick FYI, my Christmas book The Chain You Forge is on sale this week for $0.99. http://amzn.to/2Al7tRC. Now on to our blog. Favorite Songs of the Season I love listening to the older Christmas songs that I grew up with. We all remember “Away in the Manger,” and “Silent Night.” These songs have stayed with me since my childhood. I especially love the history behind these songs. I thought for the holidays coming up, I’d share …

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What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?

I was listening to the radio the other day when Brad Paisley’s “If I Could Write a Letter to Me” came on. It made me wonder what I would say if I could write a letter to my younger self.   The top three things I’d tell myself are the following: Get with God – you’ll be so much happier; Stay out of debt – you’ll have less worry about your future; Exercise and stretch …

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Living Christianish

After the election, someone sent around a complaint because two Muslim women had been elected to Congress by our Christian nation. They compared it to the fox being in charge of the henhouse. What these people who posted don’t seem to realize is that the reason this country is becoming an anti-Christian nation is that Christians don’t live a Christian life, including some of those posting against these two Muslim women. Like most Christians today, …

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Thankfulness

With Thanksgiving just a couple days away, I thought I’d have Award-Winning author Gail Pallotta stop by and share her wonderful blog on Thankfulness. And if you need a break from the holidays, check out her book Hair Calamities and Hot Cash below. Nothing like laughter to give you a break from stress. I pray for you all a wonderful Holiday. Please stay safe.   Thankfulness The word thankful was originally thankful in Old English …

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A Cry for Attention

A woman posted a picture on social media the day after Halloween showing a needle in candy her daughter received while out trick-or-treating. The police investigated immediately. Turns out her daughter lied. That begs the question – Why? Did she do it for attention, and if so from whom? People do things like this all the time. That’s what Munchausen-by-proxy is all about. Parents who cause their children to become ill just for the attention. …