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.

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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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Busy

2  Corinthians 6 : 5

In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings ;

Do you feel you are overworked or at your whits end ? I think all of us do at times. Pace yourself with activities not everything needs to be completed in one single day. Do the things that are absolutely necessary and wait to get things done that can be put off for a day or so so you do not feel burned out at the end of the day.

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Keeping busy is a good thing for your mind and body but do everything in moderation or you will pay the price eventually. No matter how old we get we still want to do the things that we used to do because we enjoyed doing them. We must realize at some point that our health is not what it used to be and hire someone to do some of our chores for us.

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We tell ourselves that we are too busy to get together with family and friends sometimes. Make sure you always take time to get together with family or friends because someday they will not be here anymore for you to see and visit with. You will regret it to no end if you do not spend quality time with your family and friends. Friends are like beautiful roses in the garden of your life. Family cannot be replaced for your family holds a sacred place in your heart today and always.

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Do things that you enjoy doing in life if at all possible before it is too late. Travel and discover new things that will enrich your life forever. Eat out often and spoil your family and friends. Make time for everyone that you love and cherish in your life before it is too late to do so. Never ever be too busy to spend quality time with those you hold most Dear in your life.

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Are You On A Round About In Life ?

Are you stuck on a round about in your life that you seem not to be able to get off of. Don’t keep going around and around on the round about in your life. Seek for changes in your life and get out of your old routine and learn from your mistakes. Take the road less traveled and learn something new and see new things and get the most that you possibly can get out of life with the time you are given here on Earth.

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Make positive changes in your life so you can help someone make positive changes in their life. If you do not branch out and learn new things you become stagnate and do not achieve the things in life that you are capable of achieving. Look to God for help finding your direction in life along with advice from your parents and friends.

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Strive to make God, your parents and family proud with the path you have chosen for your life. Shoot for the stars with your life and settle for nothing less. You are the only one that can make positive and productive changes in your life. Surround yourself with like minded people that will not let you stagnate and will lead you to being a better more productive person inside and out.

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Life is never easy but always remember to get off the round about quickly. Decide to get off the round about right away. Do not dwell on bad news. Do not dwell on the past for it is over and you cannot change its outcome. Make new memories in your life everyday that you are here on earth. Bring Joy, Hope, Peace, and Love into other peoples lives everyday and the round about will move along  in a steady and healthy pattern so everyone can enjoy life with peace and harmony with God by their side.

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The Unveiling Of The Little Red Ridding Hood Sculpture In Honor Of My Parents

The Little Red Ridding Hood Sculpture was unveiled at approximately 10 AM on August 8th, 2017 at The Mason City Public Library located in Mason City, Iowa in  honor of my parents Mr. & Mrs. Elmer B. Weers.

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Mary Markwalter the Director of the Mason City Public Library gave a wonderful dedication speech about the Little Red Ridding Hood Sculpture in honor of my parents.  For more information on the library go to : mcpl.org.

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I gave a dedication speech about the Little Red Ridding Hood sculpture in honor of my parents. My Father farmed all of his life in Mason City, Iowa and both of my parents had rental property in the Mason City area. My Mother worked in a college library for two years and she was once a school teacher and worked in the Mason City Public Library for many years. She was a young adult librarian, she worked in the reference room and at the circulation desk. The wolf sculpture represents the free spirit of the wolf and all of us have free spirit’s and we are free to read books and  learn knowledge that will last us a lifetime. A librarian spreads knowledge through books one book at a time until the books fill a vast library of knowledge that you can use everyday in your life. My Mother was kind to people and she would always go the extra mile to help people out at the library. My Mother would find books for them, help them with genealogy and much more.

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We should serve God, Honor Thy Mother and Thy Father, be kind, compassionate and loving. Bring Joy, Hope, Love and Peace into peoples lives everyday. Always remember the Lord came to serve and not to be served.

Your Legacy is how people remember you after you are gone. Have you left a legacy that will be proud of you for future generations to come ?  Have you made God and your parents proud of you while you have lived on Earth ? Always try to do things that will honor the values and teachings from God and your parents. Your Legacy is not about wealth or money it is all about making the World a better place with the time that God gave you on Earth, Make other peoples lives easier for them while you are on Earth and you will have left an everlasting Legacy that would make your children, parents, and God proud of you. God Bless all of you today and always.

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Isaiah 64- 8       But now, O Lord thou art our Father, we are the clay, and thou our potter, and we are the work of thy hand.     We all start out as a formless ball of clay and God leads us along to form the perfect shape for our lives. We have many purposes on earth : mother, father, caregiver, comforter, teacher, lawyer, farmer, librarian, minister, builder, doctor, and so many more necessary professions on earth. Let God make you the vessel that you are supposed to be on earth. You want to be a vessel that will enrich other peoples lives. Always be a good steward so people can see Gods light shining through you and all that you do. Do what you excel in doing and always learn from your mistakes. No one is perfect but strive for the best that you can be and spread Gods good works and you will be the perfect vessel on earth. Go out today and be Gods vessel.

We had a wonderful reception in the Mason City Room at the public library following the unveiling of the Little Red Ridding Hood Sculpture. Mary told us the history behind the book Little Red Ridding Hood which was quite interesting.

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I saw the sculpture that I purchased to honor my parents on the River City Sculptures on Parade Route which is  a 1.7 mile walk designed to lead people on a looping route to the Cultural Crescent and back to the central core of Mason City, Iowa. For more info go to : sculpturesonparade.com. The Mason City Chamber of Commerce at masoncityia.com will help you purchase a sculpture. Sculptures are a good way to honor or remember a loved one or to support a cause. The sculptures beautify Mason City, Iowa.

A special Thank You to the Mason City Public Library, The Chamber of Commerce , the gifted people that make the sculptures, my friends and to everyone that helped me honor my parents today and for future generations to come. God bless you in all that you do.

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Respect

What does it mean to have respect for someone ? You care about the person and you treat them as you would want to be treated. Respect is a two way street if someone does not respect you it is very hard to respect them. You must have consideration and honor for a persons well being as one aspect to the standard of respect. Sometimes respect has to be learned through your actions as to how to treat others honorably and with complete and total respect toward themselves and others. Your actions speak louder then words.

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Do you feel compassion, love, joy and hope while you are around a person you respect if not their is actually no respect in your relationship with that person. By addressing a person as Doctor or Mr. or Mrs.,etc. shows a sign of respect for that person. A simple act of holding a door open for a person shows a sign of respect. To show a sign of concern for peoples well being and visiting the sick and helping the poor is respectful and shows the sign of a good steward.

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I have always found it easy to respect my elders and other people in authority. I respect other peoples property and treat it as if it was my own. If you borrow something from someone give it back to them in same condition it was in when  you borrowed it from them or return it in better condition.

Do not take people for granted. Show appreciation often. Do not make snap judgments about people as you may have the same fault yourself and not even see it in you. Always remember respect will get you much farther in life then disrespect ever will. Respect God, property, animals, people and always be truthful, compassionate, loving and caring.

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