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Leviticus 27 : 14

And when a man shall sanctify his house to be holy unto the Lord, then the priest shall estimate it, whether it be good or bad : as the priest shall estimate it, so shall it stand.

Proverbs 24 : 3 – 4

Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established,

And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

The old saying says home is were the heart is. My home sanctify’s me as I love every nook and cranny in my home. I have so many pleasant memories in my home. My Grandparents built the home that I have lived in almost my entire life. I have lived on my building site my entire life. I love walking around the yard, gardening, lawn mowing and much more. I used to follow my Grandfather around the farm and later on I followed my Father around the farm and learned how to repair many items by observing my Father at work.

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I have fond memories of eating breakfast and having coffee with my Grandparents. My Grandfather used to keep wintergreen mints in the cupboard and he would always give me one to eat when I came over to visit. I had a toy box at my Grandparents house and I still have the plastic doll that I used to play with. I would generally eat Cheerios for breakfast at Grandpa and Grandmas house.

I remember the Christmas dinners that we used to have and all of the wonderful family gatherings that we used to have at our home. Home is a place of happy and wonderful life long lasting memories. A home has laughter, love,joy,peace and hope in it from all the people that have enriched your life by coming into your home and sharing their life with you.

Home is were you have family time and talk over the days activities at the end of the day. You have love and concern for each others needs. You make each other smile in a happy home and all that enter your home are glad that they came. Peace and happiness may it fill your home for all of your days.

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Life Is About Serving People And Lifting Them Up

Visit people often and help them and put a smile on their face.  Hold doors open for people and great them with a firm handshake. It is so rewarding to give people a gift that they were not expecting.

Do something special for your friends. Call up your friend and invite them on the spur of the moment to go for a drive or out to eat. You will make your friend happy and you will be happy also. Spend quality time with your friends and don’t miss a moment of your time together.

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I love visiting with people in the rest home or in assisted living. The people I visit with enrich my soul with wonderful lessons on what life is really all about. We can learn a great deal form our elders and other people that we visit with, We all have our ups and downs in life it is how we handle them that makes all the difference in the World how our life turns out.

Do not dwell or live in the past as you can not change its outcome. Make new and fond memories in others lives and in your own. Look at things in perspective and never lose your focus on what is truly important in life. We should serve God, community, family, friends and strangers. A friend in need is a friend indeed as the old saying goes.

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An illness in my life was a blessing in disguise. It has made me into a more outgoing and caring person. I have become a lay minister in my church. I see things differently then I used to. I enjoy visiting with people and having them tell me some of their lives stories. There is always someone who is in worse shape then you no matter what your illness or situation is.

 

My goal is to help brighten or enrich peoples lives and put a smile on someones face everyday and to be kind, compassionate, caring and to be an awesome listener and to learn something new each and everyday and to share my knowledge with others.

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God bless you each and everyday and never forget that you can always become a better and more outstanding you that will make God and your family proud of the person you are today.

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What Grade Would You Give Yourself In Life ?

Have you done everything or accomplished everything in life that you had to do or wanted to get done? Have you worked at your goals in life and have you left the world in better place as far as what you have done with your life? We all have thoughts to ponder as we try to figure out the correct path to follow in our life. With Gods help and love we can accomplish most things that we set out to do.

Are you working on the mission that God has set for you ? Let God be your compass and your guide with your path in life. Be kind, caring, compassionate, loving, and very caring with other people. Always put yourself in the other persons shoes. Never judge someone as you have no idea whatsoever as to what they have gone through in their lifetime.

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Live each and every day to its full potential and do not waste any days because all of us have finite days on earth and a limited time frame to accomplish our purpose or mission on earth. Enjoy life, savor life, cherish life and spend quality time with family and friends. Do not make life more difficult than it has to be and don’t sweat the small stuff. In the whole scheme of life there will be hiccups now and then but don’t let them stop you from reaching your finish line.

How do we begin to grade ourselves in life ? Have we done good things and been kind and caring and helped spread Gods good works ?  If you can answer yes you are definitely heading toward a high grade in life.

Life is wonder-less and glorious  and a constant journey to learning and understanding and bettering ourselves and each other each and everyday. Follow the path God has set for you and you will be filled with the grace of God.

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Embrace Your Illness Do Not Let It Empower You

Illness comes to knock on all of our doors eventually. Illness does not care if your door is locked it just burst in the very moment you do not expect it. Be ready for illness in your life and embrace it. You take control of your illness to the best of your ability. Find things to do that you like to do and travel and get out as that will occupy your mind and give you new things to think about.

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Never sit around and just concentrate on the illness that you have as that is when it will empower you. Try to get out and live your life the best that you can  with the illness that you have and then you will empower your illness.  Never think  poor me as all of us have health battles to empower in life.

Find new hobbies and new things to do when you cannot possibly  do all of the things that you used to do. Read books, enjoy the great outdoors, write, surround yourself with friends and let God be your guide in life. Find a cause to support and help others that our fighting health battles.

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Only you can take control of your life. If you tell yourself in life that you cannot win chances are you won’t. Make positive changes in the World everyday and embrace your illness as you may find  a new you that is also an improved you. You may find yourself to be more outgoing or more creative.

God is always by your side even when you think he is not. God does not want any of his children to suffer. God will help you embrace your illness if you let him. Go out and help others embrace their illness and do not let them get empowered by their illness. God Bless You and strengthen you everyday.

 

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Home

Home is a place where laughter abounds around every corner. Memories  are found in every nook and crevice of your home. We always come home for celebrations and funerals. Home is where the heart is. There is no place like home as the old saying goes.

We gather around the table on Thanksgiving day reflecting back on all the people in our lives that have made Thanksgiving day a day to be truly Thankful for. We are thankful for our families, friends, good health, a good job and so much more. God has blessed us with a bountiful harvest of family, friends, and good food and an everlasting tie to God that cannot be broken.

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We come home at Christmas time to be with our family and awesome friends, We reflect on all the people that have come and gone in our home throughout the years. We remember past Christmases as a child and what a joy it was to find that perfect Christmas present under the tree waiting for us to unwrap it and have fond memories of it yet today.

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A home changes throughout the years as people die and babies are born. A new family moves into your old home place to make fond memories of their own. They remodel your home to meet their current needs at the time. There is a constant circle in the chain of life. Life cannot go on without changes in it. We have to adapt to constant change in our life day after day if we are to survive in this World.

All of us come home to die or to be buried in our hometown. We all want to be in a place where everybody knows us and loves us for who we are. I  love my home, family, friends, pets and God my creator.

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Fall

Fall is a time for us to harvest the fruits of our labor. I love eating my frozen garden vegetables in the long cold winter months ahead. Fall is a time when we can plan out a garden for next year and see if we want to try out any new varieties of garden vegetables.

I love to make applesauce from my apple trees. I do not ad any sugar to my applesauce as it is sweet enough just from the plain apples used in making the applesauce. Applesauce is a wonderful winter snack.  I used too freeze a lot of apple pies that I would eat or give away or take to gatherings.

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I love looking at the awesome fall foliage in the fall. The trees have vivid and avid colored leaves extending from their branches which are one of Gods awesome creations. I love the fall temperatures which are neither too hot or too cold . I love to walk outdoors and hear the leaves crunch under my feet. I like to pick up pretty fall leaves and press them in a book between wax paper.

Fall lets the soil rest until next spring. The soil gains nutrients through the stubble left behind after the fall harvest which makes for rich soil in the spring.

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It is fun to watch the squirrels gathering up walnuts for the cold winter months ahead. They bury them in the ground or hid them in a building, woodpile, car, house or various other places. My cats start getting a nice thick coat of fur on their bodies to give them a little extra insulation in the winter months ahead.

We put finishing touches on all of our outdoor projects. We check the anti freeze in our cars, caulk, sweep out the garage, check the tread on our tires, till up our garden, trim off old foliage and lots of other things to get ready for the long winter ahead.

I take my convertible out for a few more drives before it gets too cold. We check our furnace, foundation for leaks and ad insulation to our attic if necessary.

I hope you and your family have an awesome fall driving around looking at fall foliage and going to orchards ,etc. I love to take short little trips in the fall as there is so much too see and do.

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Wisdom

Job 11: 6

And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is ! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.

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For vain man would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass ‘s colt.

Job 38 : 2

Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge ?

With age comes knowledge and wisdom. A just man will use his knowledge correctly for the benefit of all mankind. If you use your wisdom to harm people you have learned nothing at all. Knowledge comes from books and surrounding yourself with the right people that will lead down the right path in your life. Be careful of the company you keep because ultimately you become the company you keep.

With wisdom comes a deeper understanding of all things. You develop a clearer picture of things in your life that are truly important and forget about the little trivial things. Surround yourself with people that will increase your wisdom and knowledge and you will be able to achieve great things in your life.

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Wisdom can take along time to come to some people. The wise man never lets grass grow under his feet. God is very wise, he knows us better then we know ourselves. God knows our thoughts and needs and what we need in our lives and we can achieve most anything with Gods knowledge and wisdom helping us each and everyday of our lives.

Everyday that we are alive on Earth is a day to gain more knowledge and pass on our knowledge to future generations to come. Wisdom is earned and learned from the process of everyday living and perfecting on what we have learned to help people live longer and to be able to accomplish their up-most achievements that will benefit all of man kind for many years to come.

Be a life long learner and study the Bible everyday of your life and you will truly be a wise person to do this on a regular basis.

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Love Is Not Judgmental, Boastful Or Jealous

If you are constantly judging your friends every mood or action you do not really love them unconditionally. If you have to fit into a certain little mold that the other person wants you to fit into your friendship will not last long.

If you are married and your husband  will not let you keep your old female friends he is controlling you and do not allow him to make his own friend list for you. If you are a man and you can never get together with your old buddies your wife is controlling you. If you feel the need to control someone or something that is not love it is a power trip over another person at their expense. If  a person is jealous of your old friends from the past they really don’t love you they just want to control you constantly and life is too short to have conditions put on friendships.

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I think of my friends equally nobody is any better or any worse than another friend is. I will not pick one friend over another to please someone. Good friends are hard to come by treat them with the up most respect and dignity possible.

Do not be boastful or  brag about things. People that love you  know the real you. Do not make yourself seem bigger then what you really are in life. Be honest and open in your relationships with others in your life. Being honest to yourself and others is one thing that will take you very far in life.

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Be kind, gentle, caring and giving with all of your friends. Be an anchor for your friends. Be a lighthouse that will light the way for your friends when  the storms  of life enter their life. Be a beacon that always leads your friends back to the shore which is on solid ground. Remember God is always by you side in the storms and turmoils in life. God bless all of you each and everyday with his constant and undying love for each and everyone of us in this World and Beyond.

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The Positive Power Of The North Iowa Bloggers Within Me

I was bullied and mistreated by my kindergarten class. My Kindergarten teacher treated me poorly and she showed me no respect whatsoever. I almost died of Histoplasmosis in Kindergarten and I was sickly and I made an easy target for others pick on. The little girls in my kindergarten class were unrelenting on how poorly they treated me. My teacher and my classmates would laugh at me when  I said something.

I was laughed at and mistreated by my female classmates until I entered fifth grade. My fifth grade teacher would not tolerate that kind of behavior in her classroom. She was the first female figure that I hadn’t known in my life that stood up for me. I was still very shy and would not say much as I still feared being made fun of.

It took me a long time to trust other girls or women. I guess I thought what is in it for them if they liked me. I remained very quite most of my life until I joined The North Iowa Bloggers.

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My neighbor and friend started The North Iowa Bloggers and she invited me to join one of her meetings. Our Dear blogger friend Amy Hild always welcomed me in the room with her kind and outstanding smile and mannerisms. Amy made me want to come to the meetings as I knew she would be their with her kind ways radiating from her. I soon realized that women can be kind and caring without expecting something in return.

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When I was sick The North Iowa Bloggers came to see me in the hospital, sent flowers, cards, and prayed for me. They are a wonderful caring, loving, and supportive group of women and men that truly and genuinely care about people.

I talk and visit with people freely and easily now. The bloggers have opened up a new and better chapter in my life. It used to be easier  for me just to write about things but now I can visit freely and easily without having to worry about being judged unfairly. Amy told me never to stop writing and I never will stop. Thank You North Iowa Bloggers for making me into the person I always wanted to be. There is always time to make a change in your life if you let people in with like values and with God by your side.

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Are You A Puppet On A String ?

Ask yourself do you have a puppet master that controls you every move in your life ? If your answer is yes do something about it right away. Take charge of your own life and never let anyone or anything make you do something that you really do not want to do in your life.

If someone does not like the person that you are and the person that you feel comfortable being then you do not need to conform to their standards as they are not a true friend anyway.  A manipulator feels powerful when you bow down to their every command. Do not let people manipulate you.

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You be your own boss in your life and take command of your life and do not let anyone treat you like a puppet on a string. Life is too short to have to make someone like you if you have to conform to their low standards. If you can never do anything right to please a person that you bend over backwards for quit trying to please them and please yourself by taking total command of your own life.

Some people feel like a King on a throne when they have power and authority over another person. No one is any better or more powerful then yourself. Be your own cheerleader in your life and and always look forward and never back. The past is the past and you cannot change its outcome so keep moving forward in life.

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You pull your own strings in your life and you move forward in your life at your own pace and not someone else’s pace. Accomplish  much in your life and always strive to accomplish more. Be the best that you can be and make future generations proud of you. Throw your puppet master to the curve as he is only harming you from being the best that you possibly can be in life and being a good steward in life.

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