Turbulence Ahead

When we are on an airplane and the pilot announce’s turbulence ahead we are not to nervous but when the plane starts rocking violently we become alarmed and very worried as to what the outcome may be. In these troubled times their is definitely turbulence ahead.

We are living in very turbulent times. We are very concerned about our health and the health of our families. We prepare as much as possible when we go shopping. We may put on gloves, a mask and distance ourselves properly but we are very concerned that we may end up endangering our life and the lives of those we hold most dear and other people that we meet along life’s hi-way.

We ask God to protect us and shield us from this terrible pandemic. God and scientist are working on a cure for this devastating and unpredictable virus. I pray to God everyday to help the World find a way to combat and put an end to this pandemic. God is my my pilot as he has lead me out of many turbulent storms in my life.

It is time for everyone to let God be your compass and pilot in life for only he knows how to solve this pandemic that we are in. Be kind to all the people that you meet in the grocery store, gas station, Doctors office and pharmacy. All of  us are very stressed with the shortage of certain everyday products that we used to take for granted. A lot of people I know are not sleeping well at night and are having difficulty concentrating on day to day living.

Pay attention to social distancing as you might save your own life and the lives of many more people. Age does not make any difference with this pandemic as any age group could die. No one is immune from death. Stay home unless it is a great health need or a grocery store run.

If we use common sense we can beat this clever mutating virus.  Thank you God for all the wonderful and amazing health care workers who are working around the clock tirelessly to help keep us healthy and to treat the sick and dying. Remember to thank any and all health care workers that you see on the front line to help stop this pandemic in its tracks.

God bless you and yours and follow social distancing and pray without ceasing. Be kind, compassionate, caring and a good example for others. Be patient and do not lose your temper with anyone that is trying to help you as we are all in this together around the World.

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The Dangers Of Being Self – Focused

Being self – focused is dangerous because you think of yourself only and you become self – absorbed and obsessed with things or possessions. To be a well rounded individual you need to reach out to people and genuinely care about their overall well – being. Being obsessed with something takes you away from positive thoughts and things you should really get done.

Being self – focused is like putting yourself in a little box and opening up the box when it only benefits you to do so. Putting yourself in a neat little box robs you from life and consumes your soul. Reach out to people and surround yourself with people and you will feel much better for doing so. Look at the whole picture in life and live outside of the box.

By being obsessed with yourself you rob yourself of a good connection with God. Without God in your life you will stumble and fall and will not be able to get up again at some point in your life. God  has a path chosen for you. Make sure you walk on the right path and do the right things on that path that will benefit many and not just yourself.

God and people do not care for someone that is self – centered and has lost their way on the right path in life. Pray to God without ceasing to help you stay on the path that will accomplish the most in your lifetime. There are many distractions in life so be extra careful to not be distracted for very long. Evil tries to overtake the good in you if you stay distracted or obsessed with something for to long. If money is your main focus in life you are completely off of your chosen path in life. Money is truly the root of all evil as many get obsessed with amassing a larger and larger fortune that they do not spend to help those that are in desperate need.

Focus on God , family, friends and what you can do to help other people out. Always be kind, compassionate and truly care for the needs of others in your life and those in need that you do not know. Continue to spread Gods good works everyday.

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What I Am Keeping Busy With

I like to read history books and devotional books. I like to call on people and visit with them. I have been working on my spring cleaning. My cats have nice fresh clean towels to start off their spring. I keep busy writing my various blog post. I watch a few TV programs that I have enjoyed over the years.

I try to talk to at least five people a day. We visit about current events and I share my inspirationswithlaura blog post with those that do not have a computer. We can learn a lot of valuable information from each other as we have all had different experiences in our lives.

I love writing and sharing my thoughts and ideas with others through my blog post. I love cats and have been around cats all of my life. My goal is for you to have a happy and healthy cat for many years to come. I am a lay minister for my church  and my goal is to spread Gods good works by writing blog post on my website which is inspirationswithlaura. I like to go to the rest homes and assisted living units and visit with the people there or call them on the phone. I find it very rewarding and a gift from God to be able to visit with them and share Gods good works with them.

I like to keep a clean and orderly home. I like to get my spring cleaning done early and give items to Goodwill, Affordables and more. I love to clean the wood floors upstairs and put clean paper in the dresser drawers and in the kitchen cupboards. I vacuum under furniture and in crevices and corners. I defrost my freezer and rearrange the food and clean my refrigerator. I put a special cleaner in the washing machines that cleans out any debris in them. I clean everything in curio cabinets. Dishes are cleaned and then put back in the cupboards. Everything gets a royal dusting. My basement gets vacuumed and the floors get scrubbed. Old papers get shredded and thrown away.I go through all of my closets and weed out items that are no longer used. My litter boxes get cleaned and the floors next door get scrubbed. A clean home makes for a healthy  home as it cuts down on allergies considerably.

It is not hard to find things to do that will keep you busy and give you a great sense of accomplishment. God bless you with all of your endeavors.

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Maintaining Your Soul

I try to maintain my soul by attending church, reading bible verses and reading daily devotions and living my life as God intended for me to live it. God wants us to help share the Bible and what it stands for with as many people as we possibly can.

Be Kind And Generous To A Fault

Be kind and generous to a fault. If you see someone in need help them out. Give them a gift certificate, food, clothing and invite them to eat with you at a restaurant if they say they are hungry. Be kind to people that are less fortunate. You have no idea whatsoever what they have had to endure in their lifetime. They may have had a family member that was very sick and they had high medical bills. Homeless people do not wish to be homeless an event in their life that they could not control is probably what caused them to be homeless.

Pray Daily

Whatever situation that you get into in life always pray to God to help you and leed out of harms way. God helps us maintain our souls everyday in some subtle way. Look at all of the joys in life such as time with family and friends, nature and wonderful majestic scenery. Let God be your guide and pray to him to help you maintain your soul on a daily basis.

God Will Help You Get Over The Bumpy Roads In Your Life

Life will have many bumpy roads, it is how you get over the bumps in the road that make all the difference in your life. Strive to reach the peak of your performance. People watch what you do so do the right thing that will inspire more people to take your leed. Maintenance is about keeping things up. We put a new roof on our house so it will not leek. We have our furnace checked so we will have heat when needed. We get the oil changed in our cars so they operate at their peak performance. Maintaining your soul is no different. Listening to a good sermon on Sunday, spreading Gods good works, kindness, compassion, joy, peace, love, hope. faith, grace and helping people out help maintain your soul.

 

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Morning Has Broken To A New Day

We can do our best work at the beginning of the day. Our mind is fresh from a good nights rest. Were ready to plan out our day. I start out my day with feeding, watering and cleaning out my cats litter boxes and attending to all of their needs. I call people and talk to them and try to put a smile on their face everyday. I decide what I want to clean in my house. I read a daily devotion and try to include what I have read into my day. I read my newspaper in the morning. I also cleanup any snow that has fallen in the winter months. I generally write my blog post in the morning.

In the afternoon I read a history book and watch some TV. I then go back to some house cleaning. I make some business calls, go to the bank, buy groceries and whatever else that needs to get done. In the evening is my time to unwind and relax from my day. I always remember this is the day the lord hath made let us rejoice and be glad in it. I thank God that I was blessed with another day.

In the spring I plan out what I want to put in my garden. Spring cleaning gets put into full mode. It is nice to clear out your old things and have a sparkling clean home. The lawn mowers get fresh oil so they are ready to go. I plan out what I want to get repaired or fixed for the year on my 3 rental homes. Spring is a time of renewal as seeds start to grow and baby birds, lambs and more are born into the world. Renew your faith with God by going to church more, reading your bible and living the life that God intended for you to live. Share Gods good works and be a good steward.

In the warm weather I start out weed wacking in the morning. I love mowing my yard as I find it very relaxing. I work out in my garden clearing out all of the weeds. I go to the rest homes and assisted living units to visit with people from my church and others. I love painting and maintaining my home and the outdoor buildings and staining my deck at home. I also like to relax in my hammock  and read a good book. I love traveling in the warm months. I have enjoyed all of my trips to Europe as I  mainly went to  all of the countries that my ancestors came from. Walking down the same streets that they walked down and learning so much more about them and why they came to America.

In the autumn months I mow up my leaves and clean out my garden and make some applesauce. I clean up my outdoor equipment. I make sure any repairs that need to be done get done before winter. I enjoy traveling in the fall to look at the beautiful leaves on the trees and bushes. Fall house cleaning gets done. Be grateful for everyday and every season that you are blessed with.

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Respect Does Matter

Respect matters for us to be a polite, kind and caring person that cares for the needs of others. When we respect each other we feel safe to express ourselves in a group and so much more can be achieved. Respect should be a given as you should not have to be told to respect people in authority. If you are not respectful to others they will most likely not show respect to you either. Disrespect for others will follow you around as people are constantly watching how you interact and treat others.

If you rent a house or stay at a hotel you should leave it in the same or better condition then when you first entered it. If you see a problem that needs to be fixed tell someone as they will be more then happy to fix it for you. Do not let their plumbing drip and cause damage to there establishment. Do not steal towels or anything at a place where you stay. Do not turn off the heat in the winter months. Any damages that you cause make for higher rates down the road for you and the next guy.

Show respect to people in authority such as police officers, first responders,  teachers and the elderly. Remember you may need a police officer to save your life someday. Do not try to speed around an ambulance and remember you may be in an ambulance yourself someday. Respect your teachers as they are trying to teach you to be a knowledgeable and successful person. If you did not earn an A on a test do not expect them to just give you an A. You have to work for or actually earn the A by doing everything that is required of you to get an A grade. Treat the elderly with the upmost respect by being kind, caring and polite. They have contributed much to society and have made the world a better place for you. Never be mean or disrespectful to a person that depends upon you for their care and daily needs. Reality check you will be old yourself someday and is that how you would want to be treated ? Ponder that for awhile.

Being respectful to others helps release stress from their daily lives and it creates a fair work environment. Accept someone else even if you do not exactly  agree with their point of view about the matter a hand. Lend a hand or ear to others when needed.

Be quiet in a Cathedral and reflect upon God while you are seated. Shake hands and talk to your church family before and after the service. Model polite behavior. Regardless of how we perceive other people to be we are all Gods creations and it is Gods will or us to show respect to one another today and always. Feel or show esteem or honor for someone or something.

Scriptures :

Matthew 7:12   Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Romans 12:10   Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another.

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Caring For Gods Creation

It is our job as Gods stewards to look after and maintain what God has created on earth for us to enjoy. We must replenish what we use up. When we go camping we should leave the camp ground like it was before we came. We must not leave our carbon footprint there.

Every time we cut down a tree we should replace it with a nice young tree to take its place. If we see a plastic container laying around we should place it in a trash can where it belongs. If you make a mess clean it up ASAP and do not expect others to clean up after you.

If you see one of Gods creatures in trouble call someone to help. I noticed a cow that had gotten out of a farmers yard so I called the Sheriffs office and told them where the cow was located and they got her back in her barn again. If you see an animal on the road slow down for it so it can get across safely. I noticed a man run over a little boys cat on purpose on day. The cat wiggled out of the little boys arms and was on the side of the road but the man severed over and killed the little boys cat right in front of him. The little boy picked up his dead cat and buried her in a gravel pile. I have no use for anyone that harms a poor defenseless creature. The little boys calico cat is in heaven now and she is wrapped in Gods healing hands.

When hunting do not kill anything that you do not intend to eat. Never torture or harm any of Gods creatures. God gave us dominion over the creatures of the World and it was his intention that we would treat them compassionately. We have a vast universe that is filled with fantastic scenery as long as we do not destroy it. We must as Gods children love and worship our vast universe and all it has to offer as God loves and worships each one of us. Be a good steward and do not leave your carbon foot print behind.Do everything possible to save Gods creatures and leave our Universe clean, majestic and beautiful for future generations to enjoy. Gods universe and creation is a great blessing.

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Self Absorbed

If someone is self absorbed they obsess about themselves and their own feelings. They do not think about how the other person is feeling and what their needs and wants might be. If you are self absorbed and never think of other  peoples feelings you are not living the life that God intended you to live. You must think to yourself how would I feel if I were in that particular situation.

Self absorption robs you of life that helps and uplifts others. Being self absorbed will rob you of many friendships in your life as your friends will learn rather quickly that you always put your needs first and foremost. In an emergency or life and death situation it would be natural to take care of yourself and your particular needs at that time.

When you give someone a gift give them give the kind of gift you would like to receive yourself. If you cannot stand the item that you are intending to give as a gift than please do not give it to the person for they will not appreciate it either.

Listen to people and try to help them out with their problems if you possibly can. Sharing a room with another person can be quite a challenge if they want everything to go their way. A party I know has a roommate that is self absorbed. Her roommate got up at 12:45 PM and turned the light on and sorted through her closet for forty five minutes looking for clothes she wanted to wear the next morning.  She had no consideration for her roommate at all. Her roommate did not get any sleep that night after she was awakened.

Some people will only bring food that they like to a party and have no consideration for what the others may want. One man went into a restaurant and came out with food for himself only. The other people in the car were hungry also. He never once asked them what would you like to eat in fact he had the nerve to drive off proudly eating his sandwich.

Don’t be self absorbed and think of  peoples needs and wants ahead of your own. Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins. If Jesus would have been self absorbed we would all perish with death and never have everlasting life. Go and be a good steward to all that you meet on lives Hi – way.

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Deceit

Deception is making someone believe a falsehood is the truth. The falsehood will injure the deceived party into making a wrong decision that will harm him in the end. I have had people misrepresent the truth to me. I have purchased a few items over the years that have been gravely misrepresented.

Before I purchase a used car I ask to speak to the former owner of the car. You can learn the true scoop on the car by speaking to the former owner. A car dealer once told me the car I was looking at had never been in an accident. I called up the owner and he told me the car had been accordionend. Needless to say I called up the car dealer and told him the jig was up.

If you try to deceive someone it will come back to haunt you. A business will lose customers fast as word of mouth travels very fast as to how they treat their customers. If you have to deceive someone to sell something you are a train wreck that will derail. Represent your product for what it actually can do  and no more. People learn who they can and cannot trust very quickly. If you want return customers who will make your business shine treat them like royalty every time they come into your business and never spread falsehoods about what you have to sell.

Never misrepresent anything. Stay away from double – dealing. Stay away from fraudulent activity. Tell the truth and then you will be able to sleep at night with a clear conscience. Remember the truth will always set you free.

God knows when you are trying to deceive him. Our friends see us for who we are in their eyes but God sees our heart , and we cannot deceive him. Adam and Eve tried it. Gen. 3 : 7 – 24   Cain tried it. Gen, 4 : 1 – 15  and  David tried. Never pretend you are more than what you truly are. God knows you as you truly are inside your heart and soul.

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