Caring

What does it mean to care for someone ? It means displaying kindness and concern for another persons well being. You show the person compassion and concern and take care of their needs in a kind and professional manner. You never hurt or harm a person that is unable to care for themselves any longer due to age or an injury or illness that it beyond their control. No one wants to depend on others but it happens as we age. We are all getting older each and everyday and we will all need someone to care for us eventually. Care for people as you would like them to care for you and you will be one of Gods good stewards.

Be kindhearted and warmhearted. A little kindness and concern will help someone in need and put a smile on their face. Visit with people, bake a treat for them, give them a plant, feed those who cannot feed themselves any longer and help them stay clean and make them feel loved and needed everyday.

In caring professions you practice looking after those who are unable to care for themselves especially sick and elderly people. As a caring professional you need to put yourself in the other persons shoes everyday. If the party you are helping cries out in pain do whatever is possible to take away their pain. Never walk away from someone who is in pain and just ignore them as that is cruel and unusual  punishment for a crime not committed. Feed those who cannot feed themselves and make sure they have plenty of water to drink. Treat everyone like they might be taking care of you someday.

Caring for someone should be natural. We are all children of God and we are all entitled to compassionate and caring professionals. Be caring and concerned for peoples well being forever. You will be on the receiving end someday. If you can’t take what you dish out to others that rely on you for their care you will be in big trouble much sooner then you think.

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What Do You Want Out Of Life ?

I think most of us want the same things out of life. We want to be loved, liked and respected . We want to be healthy and have a family that is healthy and have a genuine love for each other. We came to earth to help one another as one of Gods good stewards.

We need to have a job that enriches us and helps other people also. We want a job in life that we enjoy doing day after day. A job should not  make you feel horrible as it should help fill your days with great joy as you know you have helped out many people today. The world should be a better place with the knowledge that you willingly share with other people that will pass their knowledge on down the line.

Traveling is a good way to learn about other countries and the people that live their. I enjoy looking at the wonderful architecture in foreign countries around the world. I enjoy seeing  mountains and looking at and hearing the sounds of the ocean . I like tranquil  settings that let you relax and unwind from lives stresses and the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Staying in an inn or a small cottage is very relaxing indeed.

I like nature in all of its glory. The peacock with all of his tail feathers spread out and our majestic bald eagle soaring up above. Beautiful flowers and flowering tress add much to the flavor of life. I like to look at cute baby animals as they are so very adorable in every way possible.

When we die we want to be remembered in a positive light. We want to be remembered for the good things that we did in life that helped out others and knowing that we left a positive and helpful impression with the time that we had on earth. We want God to think of us as one of his good stewards.

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The True Meaning Of Christmas

The true meaning of Christmas is to celebrate the birth of Christ. He was born to save us from our sins. He is our great redeemer. He was born in a lowly manger as his parents were told there was no room in the inn. The animals in the manger gathered near to him. The three wise men  came bearing gifts to celebrate his birth. The stars in the sky were brightly shining which helped lead the wise men to his place of birth in Bethlehem.

Christmas stands for the birth of Christ as the first part of the word Christmas is Christ. We should always say Merry Christmas and not Happy Holidays. When we take Christ out of the equation we have lost the true meaning of Christmas. We are so afraid of offending people anymore that a lot of us say Happy Holidays. We are much better off to just say Merry Christmas because that is what we want to say to celebrate the birth of our savior Christ the Lord.

Christmas is not about exchanging gifts and cyber Monday or sales. Surround yourself with family and friends that  celebrate Christmas the way you know it should be celebrated. Go to a Christmas eve service at church and surround yourself with your church family in celebrating the birth of Christ.

Help people in need at Christmas. Give to worthy charities in your community. Give to ministries that help people all over the World. Give to the food bank, volunteer, visit people often and pray for others without ceasing. Always try to be a person that people can look up to and respect. Your actions toward others speak volumes about you and what is truly important to you. Celebrate the birth of Christ in the manner that treats him as our Lord and great redeemer.

Micah 5 : 2

But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah , yet out of thee shall be come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from old, from everlasting.

Luke 2 : 9 – 17

And lo, the angel of the Lord, came unto them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them : and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known to us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

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Stamina

Isaiah        40 : 30 – 31

Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall :

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength ; they shall mount up with wings as eagles ; they shall run , and not be weary; and they shall walk , and not faint.

My stamina is not what it used to be. I get worn out more quickly now. I have noticed that when I am visiting people in the Rest Home I feel more like my old self again. I enjoy visiting with people in the Rest Homes. They like to have company and know that they are appreciated and cared for. One kind word or one little gesture of kindness can make all the difference in the world to the person that you are visiting. Remember that you will most likely be in the Rest Home yourself one day.

Spreading Gods good works makes me feel revitalized and gives me the feeling of a more purposeful life. God can give you the stamina to complete just about anything that you want to pursue in life that is worth pursuing. Stamina is sheer determination to complete the journey in life that God has mapped out for you. If you are a good servant of Gods your stamina will be greatly improved so you can spread Gods good works where ever you go.

Stamina is what keeps us going until we take our last breath on earth. Stamina can help us complete the race and run on the right track in life. Sometimes we get off track in our life but God leads us back on the right track again. Always remember you have a hidden source of stamina that God can bring out when necessary so you can complete the race of life in a way that will be pleasing to God and others.

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Salvation

What does salvation mean ? It stands for preservation or deliverance from harm or ruin or loss. Deliverance from sin and its consequences believed by Christians to be brought about by faith in Christ. It also means redemption  and reclamation. Jesus shall bring salvation to his followers.

Salvation has come to me when I was afraid or sick. My prayers have been answered many times. My faith has many branches as the branches of the trees. In times of trial or tribulation God has helped me stay focused and alert to what I can do to help and enrich others lives. Set goals for yourself as you can achieve most anything with God as your cheerleader in life.

We pray for the Lord ” to take our soul if we should die before we wake”. We have salvation when we are not afraid and have faith in Christ. Salvation paves the way for your redemption and reclamation. The Salvation Army helps people that have had ruin, loss or been harmed by the  storms in life. They make sure people have food, housing, clothes and much more as they our some of Gods good stewards.

 

Think of the many ways God has saved you or rescued you from harm. God saved my life at least three times in the hospital. I made it through several illnesses that could have killed me. God has plans for each and everyone of us to accomplish on earth. Do not waste your time and let life pass you buy as you have much to accomplish in this World that will help generations to come. All it takes is one person to move a mountain so to speak. Have faith in the Lord and Salvation will be yours. Go out and move mountains, keep your faith, praise the Lord and yea shall find Salvation.

John   4: 39

A woman who has an encounter with Jesus.  Just tell people the way Christ changed your life. Everyone’s testimony is powerful because it is a story about moving from death to life. Giving your personal testimony is a way to share the gospel.

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Where Have Our Standards Of Ethics Gone ?

Our standards of ethics have been lacking in society more and more with each passing year. We need a strong set of values that we can pass down to our children and others. We know in our hearts what is right and what is wrong and we should act as if we do with each other.

It is not OK to bash other people. If you have to run down your opposing candidate that is a very sad situation because it shows you cannot run on your own merits or accomplishments. If you cannot run on your own merits perhaps you should not run at all. Always make the right and ethical stand or make no stand at all.

We need more people with upstanding moral principles in many different jobs and areas of life. Treat others like you would like to be treated. It is not OK to harm others in any way shape or form.

What are your set of ideals ? I want to treat people with respect and reach out to them. I want to do things on my own merits. Do not ride on the coat tails of others to take you to the top. Get to the top of your game with a high standard of ethics and you cannot go wrong in life.

It is not OK to bully people. If you cannot say something to someone to make them feel better do not say anything. We all have problems and no one has a clue as to what you are going through in your life. If something about someone upsets you maybe you have the same problem yourself but you cannot see the forest for the trees.

Remember your ideals, values, standards, rights and wrongs, moral principles  and sense of ethics. Be one of Gods good stewards by setting high standards for yourself to live bye.

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Courageous

What does it take to be courageous ? You have to be willing to stand up for what you think is right even when all the odds seem to be against you. You willingly step into situations even when it is dangerous to do so to help someone else. You have the courage to go the extra mile if necessary to get the job done at hand. If you are fighting for a cause you believe in it takes a lot of courage to do so if no else is backing you up at the time.

Fire fighters, police, law enforcement, military and many other jobs have truly courageous people that protect us everyday willingly and knowing they could die from protecting us. God protects us everyday and he tries to lead us on the right path in life if we truly listen to him and we ask for guidance in our prayers.

If you see something that is completely wrong and not right be courageous and report the problem to someone in authority that might be able to correct the problem. If someone is a bully report him or her and try to take the bullies power away. People that hurt others  have a major problem and have to be reported so their reign of terror will finally stop.

Be courageous and step out of your comfort zone. Travel, get a new and better job, try something new and you most likely will like the changes in your life. Courage is a great motivator to be a better and kinder and more compassionate you. Further your education and remember you do have the courage in you to complete your college degree.

Be courageous and make the world a better place. Stand up for what is right and just. Always put your best foot forward in life. Remember Jesus Christ was very courageous.

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You Cannot Relive The Past

It will be a grave disappointment if you try to relive an event that happened in the past. Time changes things quickly. The old buildings you remember might be torn down. People you remember may be gone now.

I went to a town as a child and it was completely different when I returned as an adult. The town was a tourist trap now and had lost it appealing  charm that it had years ago. I went to the town where my Mother was born when I was 20. The old hometown grocery store, her school and the house her father built was still there. I went back to her hometown 25 years later and everything had been torn down and replaced with new buildings.

If you attended a fun event years ago and you think you can recreate the event again, think again. Life is full of constant changes which is a good thing. You can attend a new event and have fond memories of that event for years to come. I remember the people that have owned and operated stores years ago. I have many wonderful memories of the people I have met along life’s Hi – Way.

Change is what makes the world continue to grow and not stagnate. Buildings get old and are beyond repair and eventually have to be replaced with new ones that fit the times we live in now. We can remember the past and hold it deeply in our heart but we cannot recreate the past event. Past means it is in the past and it has passed by.

We all struggle with the past. Some of us want to buy a car like we had when we were young. People like to buy an old toy they see if it is one they had as a child. We want to hang onto our youth as long as we possibly can. Remember the people,places and events that have made you happy throughout your life but do not try to recreate the particular event. Life keeps moving forward day after day with a new event or moment in everyday. Live your life to its full potential.

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Holding A Grudge

It does not pay to hold a grudge against someone. You might of unknowingly said or did something that started the grudge. Holding a grudge will prevent you from moving on with your life in a positive manner.

Holding ill will against someone is not good for your health and general well being. Talk over the situation with the party you have the grudge with to see if you can resolve the problem easily and quickly. Did you go into the situation with clean hands and if not why wouldn’t the other party be mad at you. Did you insult them or insure them in some way ? If you can answer yes then apologize for what you said or did to them.

A grudge can cause many sleepless nights for you and the other party involved. Sometimes it is just best to let bygones be bygones and move forward in life. Did a third party start the ball rolling just to injure you and the other party involved ? You must always consider the source before you come to a false conclusion that was just based on lies or circumstances at the present time.

If God held a grudge none of us would get to heaven because we are all sinners. Jesus died on the cross for our sins so that we may live again in the kingdom of heaven. We should always be willing to forgive people and move forward and build a stronger bond with them.

Sometimes things get completely twisted around or taken out of context. If a friend, acquaintance, business or someone else has insulted or hurt you try to figure out why. Try to come to an agreement or understanding that both parties can live with. Apologize if you have hurt or insulted someone. Sometimes situations cannot be resolved regrettably but at least try. I hope you are not holding a grudge against someone in your life. Life is too short so live your life by being kind and considerate to people as a little kindness goes along way in life.

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Life Is A Continuous Adventure

We will be on many different adventures in our lifetime. Some of our our adventures will be fun and enlightening and others will be scary and anything but fun. Travel, friends, being close to God and nature, etc. are adventures that we could repeat day after day. Sickness can rob us of adventures until we learn to embrace our illness and move forward with our life as it is now. Find new motivation in your life and redefine yourself in new and different activities that you and others can enjoy.

Start a new hobby, blog, travel as often as your health will permit. Take walks or rides and enjoy the sounds of nature that abounds us. Surround yourself with friends and as many cheerleaders  as possible in your life that will motivate you to do more in your life than you ever thought was possible. Pray continuously without ceasing as God does answer our prayers.

Do not isolate yourself as this will only make your illness worse as you will be constantly thinking about it. Keep your mind centered on what can I do to make a positive difference in the World today. You could volunteer at a food bank, visit people in the Rest Homes, etc. Call people on the phone and have an actual conversation with them as the human voice can be soothing and comforting. Human contact and actual visiting with people has texting beat by a mile.

Pray and seek advice from God in your prayers as he knows all of your aches and pains and wants and desires every minute of the day. God will lead you on the path in life that he knows you can excel in and that will make you one of Gods wonderful stewards so that you can share Gods good works everyday. Strive to put a smile on someones face everyday and make their day a little brighter and better.

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