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Can I Just Say, I Love My Job!

These faces. Who couldn’t love them?

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Kristina’s Critter Care!

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Musings on… Life Right Now

So, as of now, I deactivated my Facebook account. I was tired of seeing stuff about son and seeing on my news feed things, emotional things that were upsetting me way too much. I suppose I could go back and delete everyone and everything that gets me down, but this was just easiest for the time being.

My emotions have been so flip floppy since being off the prozac, but I am determined to stay off of them.

My son and I got into a huge ‘text’ fight [which is pretty damn ridiculous] because I asked him about his relationship with God. And according to him, it made him uncomfortable. Hmmm. [if someone asked me about my relationship with God, I wouldn't be squirmy,but that just goes to show you where he is at]

He said that because I asked him about the relationship, that I was condemning him for not worshipping God the way I do. Not true. I was just checking because every day he seems to be slipping further away from anything God related and more into the gay activist scene. The very visible voice in all things equal rights.

To the world he has it all together. and he does. Finally figuring out what he wants to do with his life, starting school back up, new jobs, new opportunities with his volunteering, etc.

So, enough about the boy, we aren’t on speaking terms as of today.

He told me my pattern is bullying and guilting him when we try to have serious conversations.

His pattern is avoidance, defensiveness, blame and anger. no one is a winner in that game.

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Getting a new bike [new to me] Honda shadow 600. Took a ride to the local mountain and it was exhilarating and wonderful and wasn’t too scared about going over 45 mph.

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Gave blood today

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3 gallons!! Allen, a friend from the Yakama Nation, is visiting and came with me. He doesn’t understand why I would freely give away my own blood for someone I didn’t even know. Heck, why wouldn’t I? It’s the easiest resource to give, replenishable and doesn’t cost money. More people should do. This was the first time I got a bit light headed after. We had gone to lunch and when I was paying the bill I almost passed out.

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I’ve got more but I will leave it at that. Blessings.

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Update as of 8/23…after calling the dr. and telling her I wanted to kill our house guest… I got back on prozac, son and I are on speaking terms. Looking for a general practitioner and a counselor. Am starting a bible study in Sept. Helping the step-son with his upcoming wedding. Work is starting to pick back up and the farm animals needs to be fed. ciao

Henry Rollins: Asshole or Straight Talker? Depends on Your Emotions

A FB convo with my brother : Warning language!

Mat Hayward / Shutterstock.com This morning Henry Rollins, the former Black Flag singer turned LA Weekly columnist, wrote a piece called “Fuck Suicide.” Judging by…
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  • Dan Well…if my choice is between him and some hack writer at the stranger – ‘ol Hank will be my man every time.
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    Henry hosts this show on H2, it’s a good history show:
    http://www.history.com/…/10-things…/cast/henry-rollins

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    he only says what most of us think, depression is a bitch and so is suicide. depression makes you think your kids would be better off without you. depression makes you think that suicide is the only way out. But it is not.
    and when he say ‘pull yourself up’ he means the depressed person needs to want help to do the better thing. to live. it’s like drug addiction, one can’t do anything to help the drug user unless he himself wants help. and to top it off, suicide is an easier way out, its so fucking hard to make the decision to get better, to go thru the pain of finding out what is wrong, WORK thru that wrong and every day walk the process of getting better…. its hard.
    both Dan and I have walked thru it, we are still here fighting, perhaps every hour to be better FOR our kids.
    Little did I know when I reared back to punch my 5 year old in the face, it would be my breaking point to finally seek help. To get better. ok, off my soap box.
    Dan: There’s a big difference between saying “get over it”, as people seem to think he was saying – and saying “be a responsible adult and get it dealt with”, like he really seems to have been saying.

For Where your Treasure is, There Will your Heart Be Also

Do Not Be Anxious

22 And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.

24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! 25 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?

26 If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest?

27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!

29 And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried.

30 For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them.31 Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.

32 “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

33 Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.

34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Musings on… Proverbs 8

www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=proverbs+8&version=ESV

Passage is too long to post here, but I noticed a few things the writer is saying about wisdom here:

Wisdom is calling, actually raising her voice. Hear it!

From everywhere her is calling, she calls out to all, the children of men, the simple ones, the fools.

From this  I assume everyone can hear she calling.

What comes from her mouth is right, true, noble, UTTER TRUTH, straight and nothing crooked or twisted in her words.

Instruction >silver

Knowledge>choice gold

Wisdom > jewels

Wisdom dwells with prudence, knowledge and discretion. Hence if we heed wisdom, we too will dwell there.

Wisdom has counsel, sound wisdom and kings, rulers and princes rule by her.

I could go on and on, but go and read for yourself.

Wisdom is where it’s at. find it, heed it, embrace it and love it.

Wisdom was at the beginning and will prevail until the end.

“The Lord possessed me at the beginning of his work,
    the first of his acts of old.
23 Ages ago I was set up,
    at the first, before the beginning of the earth.
24 When there were no depths I was brought forth,
    when there were no springs abounding with water.
25 Before the mountains had been shaped,
    before the hills, I was brought forth,
26 before he had made the earth with its fields,
    or the first of the dust of the world.
27 When he established the heavens, I was there;
    when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,
28 when he made firm the skies above,
    when he established the fountains of the deep,
29 when he assigned to the sea its limit,
    so that the waters might not transgress his command,
when he marked out the foundations of the earth,
30     then I was beside him, like a master workman,
and I was daily his delight,
    rejoicing before him always,
31 rejoicing in his inhabited world
    and delighting in the children of man.

 

 

~ The Home Engineer

From here

Prayer
Thank you God our Father for giving us every good and perfect gift from above; Jesus Christ.
Your wonders and miricales are too numberous to count… We rejoice in the word of truth you
encourageous with may we seek you day and night, not turning to the  left or to the right. 

Thank you for the forgiveness of our sins… That we would be as obedient children and forgiving toward others. Your word speaks of Wisdom-Does not wisdom cry out, your daughters will cry out to you for wisdom.   And understanding lift up her voice? Your daughters will seek your understanding… Wisdom takes her stand on the top of the high hill, beside the way, where the paths meet. 

Wisdom, She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city, At the entrance of the doors: “ To you, O men, I call, And my voice is to the sons of men.   O you simple ones and Daughters of Most High and Holy God, will seek to understand prudence, may your daughters be of an understanding heart. 

To you we listen, for you Lord will speak of excellent things, And from the opening of your lips will come right things; For your mouth will speak truth; Wickedness is an abomination to your lips Father. 

All the words of your mouth are with righteousness; Nothing crooked or perverse is in them. Thank you Lord! They are all plain to your children who seek to understand, And right to those who find knowledge. We sing praises to you our Lord and our King. 

You withhold no good thing from those whose walk is steadfast before you.  Thank you for protecting us under the shadow of your wing.  We thank you for the precious victories you bring.  We wait and hope in your word and in your word put our trust. 

In Christ name we pray.  Amen! 

 

Enjoy Life with the One You Love

 Enjoy Life with the One You Love

Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do.

Let your garments be always white. Let not oil be lacking on your head.

Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun.

10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.

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A Time for EVERYthing

 A Time for Everything

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.

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What we don’t do in this fast -paced electronic society is take time to do any of these things.

Except for being born and dying, we just let these other things maybe, come and go. We really don’t have a hand in how they play out.

What if we took time to really be in focus of all these things, to go out of our way to see these things happen, to make these things happen, rest and revel in these things, to praise the Lord for these things

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