Kill The Thoughts Not Yourself

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How To Defeat Distress And Find Peace

All around us perfectly healthy people are dying, and the culprit is stress.

The national suicide rate is climbing during the Covid-19 outbreak. Some are taking family members on their death march, as murder-suicide is also on the rise.

You do not need to be a victim of your thoughts, you need to be the victor!

It seems money is a big concern at this time, but allow me to assure you that millionaires were made during the Great Depression. Help is available for the recently unemployed, and businesses that would otherwise fold. Mortgage lenders are willing to refinance or suspend foreclosures, evictions have been suspended. If you feel you have nothing to live for because you risk loosing your fortune, you must look at what your life is truly worth. I know it is easy for me to say, because I have no fortune to loose. But rich or poor I know that you can not find anything in this world more precious than life.

If you are having thoughts of suicide it is not a sign of weakness to reach out for help. There are times you will see no way out of the mess you are in, because you can not see tomorrow.. How many people have ended their life for temporary problems that could soon be remedied?

Life is one of the hardest battles we will face, changes come and nothing is assured. If you are battling with your thoughts of the future, here are some steps you can take.

First, turn off the news! it is a constant overkill of negativity and despair.

Write a note to yourself penning your biggest fears at this point.. If it is finances, take the steps to research your options. If it is the stock market woes, consider a specialist who can advise you how to recover your assets in time. This article gives you tips on how to invest during a down fall. If you own a business, take the steps to apply for the business relief loan. Contact the Small Business Association in your state to see how they are handling the process. Take the time to list the material items you could sell after the woes are over. There are many people who were once Millionaires and lost everything, yet still found a glimmer of hope.. Musicians and movie stars that went from riches to rags, settled in to a new life despite uncomfortable changes. It can happen if you allow it!

Are you afraid of contacting the virus? make a list of proven ways you can protect yourself and others. Avoid social media that is laden with bad news, or anything that enhances your fears. There are many stories of people who contracted the virus and survived. I only go out for food, and take all the precautions, including washing my groceries!

Without knowing your greatest fears I can not compile an exhaustive list. I can only offer you a ray of hope, by assuring you that we can cope, if we change our way of thinking. Reach out to those who care, call a friend who is known to cheer you up. If you can not reach a friend, the National Suicide Hotline is there 24/7 to help. 1800- 273- 8255. Listening to soothing music can help turn off those excessive thoughts that keep churning in your mind..

I am one who feels that peace can be found in Jesus Christ. He believed your life was worth more than anything the world contained, so He gave His life for yours. There is hope for any situation if you allow Him to work in your life. The rich and famous have confessed that despite their fame and fortune, they are empty inside. How could this be? We were created to have a connection to the Creator, and when that connection is void, He does not force His way in. Like the man knocking at your door, if you do not answer he remains outside, unable to reach you. I realize this seems like rubbish to those who do not believe in the after life, or God’s existence.. It is still my hope that you find peace through this storm, and realize that survival is not only for the fittest.. it is also for the weak who can gather strength from others who care.

 

 

The Language Of Love

heart-534793_640There is one language anyone can understand..

Imagine being a polyglot, you could travel without hiring a translator, watch a movie with subtitles off, and read a foreign novel with ease. There are many beautiful languages in the world and some make it their passion to learn them.

Rojas-Berscia is a hyperpolyglot, who speaks twenty-two languages, and is on a quest to learn more. Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, speaks eight languages, and has gained attention for his ability to converse with the crowd. However I am more like Ursula in Ladies In Lavender, when trying to speak Polish, puppy dog was on the dinner menu.

Although I speak English, I have found anyone can understand the language of love. A soft smile, warm handshake, and a peaceful spirit can be translated by anyone.

Baby Buried Alive Update!

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Although the baby girl found buried alive in India has not been named, I choose to call her Karuṇa Daya since mercy seemed so fitting. Karuṇa Daya was born premature, weighing just over two pounds and battling sepsis, among other serious conditions. 

Doctors are amazed that she is now thriving and awaiting adoption. Rajesh Kumar Mishra a local politician, paid her medical care. Rajesh and his wife have said they will be adopting her after the legal waiting period.

I feel this is a miracle from God, others say it was a twist of fate.. I only know the chances of being found in a rural cemetery within a short time of death are pretty slim.. and the act of kindness from Rajesh Kumar Mishra, provided the NICU she needed.

The parents have not been discovered, but I am sure they are also amazed. The baby girl just discarded, now is being loved and nurtured.

[1] Doctors Are Amazed

Racism For Dummies

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When will hate cease and love begin? We are all created equal and everyone has talents and treasures to offer. I am so thankful this world was not created to include only one race.. This picture sums it up in an eggshell 🙂

 

Raceism For Dummies

Photo Source : Jimmy Robertson. At Christ City On A Hill, South Africa
Via~ LinkedIn

Are Safe Havens Working?

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Despite Safe Haven laws in all 50 states infants are dying

If you need help please call 1-888-510-BABY

I cringe at reality.. In my imaginary world woman caress their baby bump anxiously awaiting their child to love, nurture and protect.

You may have seen the story of baby India, she was found in the woods wrapped in a plastic bag left to die. If it were not for God leading the Ragatz family to investigate the sounds they heard, baby India would not have survived. India is now thriving with her Foster family and thousands have expressed their yearning to adopt her. Other’s have chimed that they would like sheriff’s deputy Terry Roper to adopt baby India for his actions during her rescue. The mother of India is unknown and remains under investigation.

Marylinn Feher, 22 of Wisconsin told investigators that she strangled her infant son because she did not want him. Millions of people are on a waiting list that wanted him, but did not have the opportunity.

Hiralbahen Bhavsar of New Jersey stabbed her daughter to death the baby was five days old. It is possible that Hiralbahen was suffering from Postpartum Depression for which help is available.

A couple from California strangled their newborn infant immediately after his birth.

These heartbreaking stories are only a few of many that could be prevented if only the woman involved would take a moment to consider the life of their child.

Safe Haven laws are for mothers who deliver their babies outside of a hospital in order to dispose of them, or decide at a later time they do not want them. Infants are still being murdered despite these laws, so it leaves me to wonder if woman are aware, or are they ignoring them. Safe Haven laws state that a woman can bring their infant to a designated place and they will not face arrest or be held to questioning IF their child is not harmed. The infant will be in foster care until adoption takes place.

I ask that anyone on social media would share Safe Haven Laws to make more people aware that they have an option that will save the life of a child, and their own.

Please share the link or the number to the Safe Haven Directory. Safe Haven All 50 States.

 

[1] Ragatz Family

[2] Terry Roper

[3] Marylinn Feher

[4] Hiralbahen Bhavsar

[5] Calfornia couple strangle infant after his birth

[6] Safe Haven

Unplanned And Restricted

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The hard truth is your teen could have an abortion without your consent,but would need permission to see the film Unplanned. 

The film Unplanned seems to be so taboo that many major networks refused to air the commercials. The film was forced to take an “R” rating before it’s release since it depicts an abortion. There are countless films I do not care to see because they contain nudity, foul language, sexual situations, and violence. I would think films such as these would fall under an “R” rating. Commercials for these films are heavily aired before they hit the box office..

What has happened to our society when a film that aims to share the other side of abortion is shut out, while films that encourage rebellion are supported?

Many woman do not receive both sides of the story when they go to a clinic.. They are not told that the ‘fetus” feels pain, if they ask.. And are not advised that they may suffer post-abortion depression. And for the most part, the clinics do not discuss adoption as an alternative. I realize there are many absent fathers, yet in any case the father has no say.

I believe anyone considering an abortion should have all the facts before they make that critical choice.. not just scripted words painted rosey, to support their right to do so.

Society has changed so much that it often discourages parental involvement in a teens life. Most are rebellious yet still need guidance to make good choices that will affect their future. Did you ever imagine that there would come a day when parents had fewer  rights over their children than the state in which they reside?.. I fear the day has come.

[1] Age Of Consent By State

[2] Unplanned The Film Based On A True Story

 

Go Fund What?

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Wise giving is a true investment! 

I am sure you have read the story that went viral.. Johnny Bobbitt a homeless man from Philly who stopped to help a woman who ran out of gas. Johnny walked several blocks and spent his last $20 to bring Katelyn McClure some gasoline. It was a feel good story that didn’t have such a happy ending. Katelyn McClure and her boyfriend Mark D’Amico were so grateful for Johnny’s selfless act, that they struck up a  friendship in the day’s that followed. Katelyn found Johnny at the same intersection where she ran out of gas, and would bring him food and gift cards. Katelyn and Mark then went on to start a Go Fund Me page to reward Johnny for what he had done. Sadly when the money started rolling in to the tune of over 400,000 the friendship between the trio took a turn south.

Johnny Bobbitt claims the couple did not give him all the money they collected from donors. Further research shows that instead of buying Johnny a home and his dream truck, the couple instead bought him a camper that he parked on their property. The money they did give Johnny he spent helping friends, and admitted to spending some on drugs. In the end a judge ordered the couple Katelyn McClure and Mark D’Amico to return the remainder of the money to Johnny Bobbitt, but all the money was gone.. The couple it seems spent half the money they had collected.. In their defense on the issue they claimed Johnny was using the money for drugs, and not being responsible with the money they gave him.

Go Fund Me has been a good place for a man and his money to be soon departed.. Among many great causes by honest people, there is a ration of scams and really ridiculous pleas for money, such as”buy me some beer”.

I realize GFM can not keep everyone in check, but after reading the number of people who reported fraudulent campaigns that were ignored, it disturbs me.

A popular blog named Go Fraud Me has compiled many of the shady campaigns.  Although they use some colorful language.. I feel it is good to raise awareness.

Back in the day it was hard to raise money for a legitimate cause, it took many months of bake sales, bottle drives, and spaghetti dinners. With today’s social media anyone can ask for money and prey on the hearts of people along with slipping their fingers into your wallet.. Weather people believe it or not, we all have to answer for what we have done in life. The love of money can sear the conscience, and lies to get it leaves good people feeling duped and let down. A word of wisdom, honesty is always the best policy.

Love Is Here

  Offering a home..

Providing knowledge for a brighter future..

Teaching moral values while they are young.. 

Not forsaking orphans and widows..

Feeding the hungry..

Gifts of kindness..

Nurturing strengths and talents..

Counseling for broken hearts and inner wounds..

I am thankful to those who have given to the India Home.. You help love grow 🙂

 

 

 

Playing God

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Who decides the value of life?

I know this is a subject highly debated by some, but I am simply bumfuzzled by this way of thinking.

In America a woman can abort a “fetus” up to moments before delivery if she chooses. When the state does not allow late-term procedures, they will refer them to another clinic. If that same woman were to deliver at home or in a college dorm, and the child died, she would be charged with manslaughter. The defense could be stated that she did not want the child, it makes no difference. Only licensed doctors can legally end life. If the same child were to have a medical condition and she did not seek proper treatment, she would be charged with neglect or possibly manslaughter if the child were to die as a result. Yet once in the hands of the hospital, they now have the right to play God. Many parents have been charged with medical neglect because they do not agree with the decisions of their doctor. Whether it be medications or vaccinations, you no longer have the right to decide what is best for them, because you don’t hold their degree. Parents have had a child sent to foster care because they would not give them drugs prescribed for mental conditions. Parents have fought the medical establishment over the right to refuse vaccinations. While others fight for their child to receive medical treatment that could save their life. In London, the Human Rights Counsel has the last word. Infant Charlie Guard was refused life support, and the option to be treated elsewhere, he died July 28, 2017. Infant Alfie Evans died April 28, 2018 after having life support removed. In both cases the government decided if the child would receive treatment, or if it was ethical to sustain life. There are cases where a hard decision must be made, and I am not referring to anyone who has faced that decision.

I am sure there are many cases like this, but one comes to mind. A young man received a brain injury and in deep coma. Doctors advised his mother, that even if he were to awaken there would be little brain function. The diagnosis was grim, and she was advised not to continue life support. Refusing to give up, she sat with her son every day. Reading scriptures, praying, and speaking encouraging words to him. People would often ask why she bothered, since he could not hear. Doctors continued to suggest he be taken of life support, but she refused. On New Years eve, a shift nurse was doing her rounds, and was not happy to be there. She was cursing at him, and saying if not for him, she would be at the party. One glorious day, he did awaken out of the coma. Before leaving he spoke to the shift nurse who was cursing him. He told her everything she had said in the room that New Years Eve. The Color drained from her face, and she was speachless. Not only could he hear a mothers prayers, and her fight for him, but also the negative scoffing of those who did not believe in chance. The young man had full brain function, and compleatly recovered. God can change any circumstance if one has faith that He can. Why not allow God to decide who lives or dies? I believe it comes down to the fact that so many do not believe He created life. Therefore only the strong survive, making it survival of the fittest. This belief puts man in place of God.

A Time To Celebrate!

 

The children of India and Pakistan will not awaken to baskets full of candy and toys, indulging in chocolate marshmallow bunny’s and colored eggs.. They will share the day with family, and the less fortunate.. Celebrating the life of Jesus, in country’s where their belief is not welcomed.. They gather what they have to share with others who walk to their home and enjoy a Resurrection Sunday meal.

There will be singing, and sharing a word of hope with many who had nothing to bring.. Children and widows who have no means of support are welcomed and made to feel like one of the family. In a world where they are considered outcasts, they gather in His name, and welcome the heavy-hearted, and those who have much burden. It is a time of rejoicing, and counting of blessings, and the candy and toy’s are traded for so much more..

You may celebrate in your own way, but no matter how you gather, I hope it is a day filled with love and great joy. I see my friends with so little, how they find enough peace and joy to share with so many.. and it makes my heart smile.  🙂

 ~ Matthew 11:28-30 ~ Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.