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Don't know what I am looking for.

Dec 31, 2008 - 7 comments

I just feel so empty...don't know why.  God bless, I have a wonderful husband, a beautiful daughter, a lovely home, and a career that I love.  So what is the problem?  I wish I knew.  I just feel like I am looking for something in my life to make me full.  Maybe a hobby?  Maybe God?  I don't know.  Something that makes me look forward to tomorrow.  I feel like a spoiled baby having the nerve to complain when, right now, I have nothing to complain about.  What is wrong with me?  What am I looking for?  I just feel so stuck.  

A Tribute to Tiffany

Dec 15, 2008 - 9 comments

It is a year today, Tiff....yes, a full year has gone by.  And I continue to miss you today just as much as I did a year ago.  I still cannot believe the decision that I had to made, but I know now that it was truly the right one.  When emotions are so high and strong you never know if you are "doing the right thing", but, now that I see more clearly the signs were all there.  It was a difficult decision to make and I know that God was with me to help me through it.  I am sure that Mommy and Daddy were there to greet you also...I know that Daddy was waiting for that special day for you to join him.  You both were best friends here on earth and I am sure that it continues in heaven.  I miss your ears flopping in the wind..I miss when you used to do run around like "psych dog"!!!  I miss when you used to eat your bones with such enthusiasm...and in the end, I miss when you would sit in the park and just smell with your nose in the breeze...Oh, how I miss you, my little Boo, I love you are always in my heart and never forgotten.  Thank you so much for all the happiness and love you have given me in your lifetime...I will see you again one day...and then we will never, ever have to be apart.

Happy One Year Anniversary in Heaven

Something to Read and Think About

Dec 07, 2008 - 5 comments

The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.

My confession:
I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish.  And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees, Christmas trees..  I don't feel threatened.  I don't feel discriminated against. That's what they are:  Christmas trees.

It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, 'Merry Christmas' to me.  I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto.  In fact, I kind of like it  It shows that we are all brothers and sisters
celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in  Malibu  .  If people want a creche, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians.  I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period.  I have no idea where the concept came from that  America  is an explicitly atheist country.  I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him?  I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too.  But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the  America  we knew went to..
In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different:  This is not intended to be a joke;  it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking.

Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her 'How could God let something like this happen?' (regarding Katrina) Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response.  She said, 'I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives.  And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out.  How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?'

In light of recent events... terrorists attack, school shootings, etc.  I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK.  Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school.  The Bible says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself.  And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr Spock's son committed suicide).  We said an expert should know what he's talking about.  And we said OK.

Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves. Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out.  I think it has a great deal to do with 'WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.'

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell.  Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.  Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing.  Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.  Pass it on if you think it has merit.  If not then just discard it... no one will know you did.  But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.  

My Best Regards,  Honestly and respectfully,
Ben Stein

Mail Problem Resolved!

Dec 01, 2008 - 11 comments

After reaming my husband out the other day about my mail, I came home from work today to find it all....junk mail also, in a neat pile on the island in the kitchen!  I went through it myself and discarded the junk into the recycling bag!  So, we both did our parts...He left my mail alone, and I recyled it myself....The story is now done.