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Saturday, March 31, 2012

It's Autism Awareness Month!

Let Your Light Shine For Autism!

It's officially Autism Awarenss Month and "LIGHT IT UP BLUE" time! This is our outdoor porch light which will shine bright on April 2nd for all those on the autism spectrum. Just a couple of years ago, it was reported that 1 in every 110 children were diagnosed w/ autism... now, the numbers are a staggering 1 in every 88 children--1 in every 54 boys and 1 in every 252 girls.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I Support The Movement 100%

For your information, there is a Wikipedia page for Trayvon and you can click on the image or text link above image to go directly to it. You should know that the page is actually titled "Shooting of Trayvon Martin", but if you put his name in the site search box, you will be directed it. Let's keep an eye on this Wikipedia page in the days to come, as the unfortunate circumstances and events surrounding his death continue to unfold. It will be interesting to see how the information pertaining to this tragedy will be recorded for future reference.

Friday, March 23, 2012

What Can I Say?

I have a grandson who might want to go to the store one day.
This is for you, sweetie... Grammy loves you!

Monday, March 12, 2012

My All-Time Favorite Devotion

I CHOOSE LOVE: No occasion justifies hatred; no injustice warrants bitterness. I choose love. Today I will love God and what God loves.

I CHOOSE JOY: I will invite my God to be the God of circumstance. I will refuse the temptation to be cynical... the tool of the lazy thinker. I will refuse to see people as anything less than human beings, created by God. I will refuse to see any problem as anything less than an opportunity to see God.

I CHOOSE PEACE: I will live forgiven. I will forgive so that I may live.

I CHOOSE PATIENCE: I will overlook the inconveniences of the world. Instead of cursing the one who takes my place, I’ll invite him to do so. Rather than complain that the wait is too long, I will thank God for a moment to pray. Instead of clinching my fist at new assignments, I will face them with joy and courage.

I CHOOSE KINDNESS: I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone. Kind to the rich, for they are afraid. And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me.

I CHOOSE GOODNESS: I will go without a dollar before I take a dishonest one. I will be overlooked before I will boast. I will confess before I will accuse. I choose goodness.

I CHOOSE FAITHFULNESS: Today I will keep my promises. My debtors will not regret their trust. My associates will not question my word. My wife will not question my love. And my children will never fear that their father will not come home.

I CHOOSE GENTLENESS: Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.

I CHOOSE SELF-CONTROL: I am a spiritual being. After this body is dead, my spirit will soar. I refuse to let what will rot, rule the eternal. I choose self-control. I will be drunk only by joy. I will be impassioned only by my faith. I will be influenced only by God. I will be taught only by Christ. I choose self-control.

Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day. If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek his grace. And then, when this day is done, I will place my head on my pillow and rest.

Copyright (Thomas Nelson 1994) Max Lucado

Thursday, March 8, 2012

"Invisible Children" - KONY 2012!

I actually watched the KONY 2012 video and yes, he must be stopped! Joseph Kony is capturing, molesting, and mutilating African children in Uganda! Watch the video, share w/ your friends, sign the pledge of support, get the action kit, sign-up for "TRI" to donate a few dollars a month, and join the army for peace! Visit the official website "Invisible Children" (see link  under video) for more information. Here are some well-known people already involved in this effort, and some of them just might surprise you:

Celebrities: Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg, Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Bill O'Reilly, Bill Gates, Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, Rick Warren, Ellen Degeneres, Ben Affleck, Rhianna, Stephen Colbert, Warren Buffett, Taylor Swift, Ryan Seacrest, Tim Tebow, Rush Limbaugh, Bono.

Policymakers: George W. Bush, Condolezza Rice, John Kerry, Bill Clinton, Harry Reid, John Boehner, Kay Granger, Mitt Romney, Stephen Harper, Ban Ki-Moon, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Patrick Leahy.

Other ways to spread the word and stay informed:

Like "Invisible Children" on Facebook:

Follow "Invisible Children" on Twitter:

Watch "Invisible Children" videos on YouTube:

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