Tips For Security and Self Defense

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Everyone should take 5 minutes to read this. It may save your life or a loved one’s life.
In daylight hours, refresh yourself of these things to do in an emergency situation… This is for you, and for you to share with your wife, your children, & everyone you know.
After reading these crucial tips, forward them to someone you care about. It never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.
1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do : The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do!
2. Learned this from a tourist guide. If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse,
DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you… Chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or…

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Stalking Is NOT Love! Stalking Is About Control NOT Love!

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Stalking Is NOT Love! There Is Nothing Loving About Stalking! Stalking Is About CONTROL just like Rape is!

Intimate Partner Stalkers

Once the relationship ends, this group of stalkers, fearing they will lose their identity and self-worth, often become desperate to re-establish the dominance and control they wielded during the relationship.  If they find this isn’t possible they can become suicidal, homicidal or both.  According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics report Female Victims of Violent Crime, in 29 % of all violence against women by a lone offender the perpetrator was an intimate.  Women are about seven times more likely than men to experience violence committed by an intimate, and female victims of violence by an intimate are more often injured seriously enough to require medical attention than are females victimized by a stranger.  Intimate partner stalking can end in much worse than just injury.  It can end in…

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Dealing With The Devil

Dealing with the Devil.

Take away the D from Devil and you still have the Evil. We live in a world with “good” and “evil”, and so we have to deal with them everyday. You must choose which you will follow. 

You can pretend that evil does not exist, but ignoring it will not make it go away, and only allow it to take a hold of you and your life. I choose to fight evil not ignore it.

My higher power has told me that He loves me and wants me to fight evil, and that He does not want me to not allow it to overcome me.

Our police officers cannot be everywhere all the time, and should not be our only defense against evil.

Our government should not be allowed to take away our God given right to defend and protect our family and home.

The Devil works through people just as God does. We can choose to allow the Devil in or choose to allow God in and do God’s will. Along with choosing the Devil and Evil, you will have to suffer the consequences of your choices.  Don’t allow the Devil to get a stronghold in your life. 

My motto has always been, “Be prepared”. I was never in the Girl Scouts, but I was a Boy Scout Den Mother. I choose to pray for the best, prepare for the worst, and be grateful for all the good in my life. 

Prosperous Trees

Prosperous Trees

“Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; but their delight is in the law of the LORD, and on His law they meditate day and night. They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do they prosper.” source: Psalm 1:1-3 

That is not to say that the Godly people do not have problems, because everyone has problems. Just because you do God’s will does not mean that you are immune from problems. It is how we deal with our problems that makes the difference. I live my life to the best of my ability to seek and do God’s will everyday. Since, I have turned my life and my will over to God, I have peace, and serenity where there was chaos and fear, it has been replaced by faith. I will not always get my way, but God never leaves me nor forsakes me. I know that no matter what happens, God will be there with me. I never have to be alone again. Praise be to God.

No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent

NO ONE CAN MAKE YOU FEEL INFERIOR WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT!

No one can make me ashamed of my race, just because they don’t like their race. Anyone can be a Racist. Some IDIOTS want to convince me that there are NO races and we are all one race, WRONG! Guilt trips and shaming don’t work with me. I am proud to be a Southerner, a Texan, and an American, who just happens to be white. I am sick to death of BO trying to make everything about race, and being a race -baiter like Sharpton, Jackson, and Wright!! The SOBs are getting rich off the backs of people who are suffering. They have done NOTHING to help people of their own races!! They are LEECHES!! 

EVERYONE should be proud of their race whatever it is.

I LOVE BEING WHITE

BO hates white people, therefore he hates half of himself, and is a Racist against white people. He has proven by his actions, that he hates Americans, whites, Christians, Conservatives, Capitalists, and our Military Heroes.
God made us WHATEVER we are and we are supposed to be proud of whatever race that we happen to be.

SCREWING UP THE U.S.A.I can’t stand BO because of his lack of Character and Evil deeds not because of his Color, which by the way is black and white.

I reiterate….NO ONE will make me feel guilty for being proud of being white! Anymore than someone should allow others to make them feel ashamed of their race. GOD loves us all!! “Red, and yellow, black, and white we are all precious in His sight!” 

UNION JACKI honor all my southern ancestors with our Dixie Flag! It is to remember our Southern Heritage. My ancestors were all hard working, honest, and loyal people who fought for their country. None of them were draft dodgers, liars, thieves, or murderers. 

I am 100% opposed to the KKK! They are a HATE group, and I do NOT hate anyone. They give our Southern Flag a bad name. I was not alive when there was slavery, but if I had been I would have been 100% against it. No one should be made a slave of anyone. There were white people who were slaves also. Slavery is wrong no matter what race you are! Still today some black people in Africa and other third world hell holes have slavery. It is EVIL and of the DEVIL, just as the Islamics/Muslimes have slaves still today. Slavery is of the DEVIL! Islam is a satanic cult of the Devil!  

To be a Racist, you must hate someone just because of their race, and that is wrong! 

The Oak Tree Was Once Just A Little Nut That Held Its Ground

OAK TREE and NUTS

The Oak Tree Was Once Just A Little Nut That Held Its Ground…I always have felt like a nut. I was a little nut that grew into a large and strong Oak Tree…God through my twelve step programs has made that possible. 

I have always love flowers, trees and nature.

In the sixties, I was a hippie, a “flower child”.  I always knew that I was different from other girls. I did not like a lot of “girl things”.  I always felt out of place and left out. I love the analogy of the “nut” and the “oak tree”.  It fits me.

The Oak Tree also reminds me of my Family Tree. Our Oak Tree has a strong foundation that just began with one nut. I am so grateful to have been born one of the nuts on my family tree. Grateful to be born free in the U.S.A. to Christian, Conservative parents.  

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How Do You Deal With A Rebellious Child?

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But when he came to himself he said, “How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough to spare, and I’m dying with hunger! I will get up and go to my father, and will tell him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight. I am no more worthy to be called your son. Make me as one of your hired servants.'”

He arose, and came to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran towards him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

— Luke 15:17–20, World English Bible

The odds for someone having a Rebellious child are very high, if you have any children at all. I believe that most parents don’t set out to hurt or harm their children. I know without a doubt that my mother loved me, she showed it in many ways in my fifty eight years, and she never gave up on me. 

My experience, strength, and hope has taught me what does NOT work. I was the Rebellious child. I did not want anyone telling me what to do, or running my life. My mother did the best that she knew how to do at the time. I hope that my experience can help someone, if only one. 

In the sixties, parents were taught that if you “spare the rod” then you will “spoil” the child. So, my mother went overboard and God bless her, she tried to teach me right, and make me mind. She did not realize that the more she shamed me and beat me, the more she hurt me not just physically but mentally too. I grew more angry, depressed, and stubborn and I escaped my pain through my addictions. It was inevitable that I would grow up with some kind of addiction. I spent twenty years in my addictions, and miserable and depressed. 

My mother and I had a wonderful relationship the last six years of her life. She never gave up on me, she just learned to not “enable” me, but she was always there when I needed her. She lived with us and we traveled together and became very good friends. We each benefited from my twelve step program. She learned to not try to control me, and I learned the same. I learned to “let go” of the past, and love her unconditionally, because that is what I needed from her. I had to learn to accept that she was in her eighties and that she was not going to change, but she was my mother and I did not care and wanted to be with her anyway. I really ache for those that missed out on time with their loved ones because of hanging onto “resentments”. Enough about me for now. Now, for the solution. 

My advice on the other side of the fence, is that I was the Rebellious child like is written about in the Bible. It is written about the “prodigal son” but it also applies to the prodigal daughters too! I was the “prodigal daughter”. I know that praying continually and unceasingly is the number one answer. But…next and just as important is to take the right actions. NOT enabling our children is very important. Mother never gave up on me, but she did not enable me. I am so happy that she did not. I am the wonderful woman that I am today because of God, the twelve steps, and her.

Many parents “enable” their children out of love…but it is NOT good for them or you. If mother had continued to “enable” me…then I would have had no reason to ever grow up or become responsible for myself.

I know that are some parents that are so needy, and so desperate for love, that they allow their children to “use” and “abuse” them.

Thank God, my mother was NOT like that. She was a strong, and independent woman. She wanted me to be independent and to be happy. Today, by God’s grace and my wonderful mother, I AM grown up, responsible, and I am happy. 

I know some people that have mothers that are so needy and have suffered abuse and addictions from their own parents, that they allow their children to “use” and “abuse” them. They think that they are helping them, they are NOT. If you do NOT want your children to grow up or be “healthy” and become responsible for themselves, then just keep doing what you have been doing. If you want something different, then you must do something different. Parenthood is NOT for sissies! 

Quit Playing God…It Did Not Work

Only one person showed up for the Big Book study last night. But…my program told me to stay and keep the doors open, in case someone came crawling in. One of our newcomers came in for the last thirty minutes. I was supposed to be there. I asked God to let me see what I needed to read for tonight, and so I just opened the book and started reading all my highlighted parts in it, and close to where we left off last week. I was not sure exactly where we left off.

God pointed me to the quote….”quit playing God….it did not work!” God was reminding me that He is God NOT me, and I had to “let go” and let Him be God.

I know that I am not the only Double Winner. If I could I would fix everyone and we could all live happily ever after, but that is “fantasy” not “reality”. We have to live in the real world. My serenity really suffers when I get in there and try to “direct the show”. I do my part, and leave the results up to God.

Toxic People

I divorced my ex because of his insanity, and him REFUSING to stop USING! I have never been sorry for putting me first for once.

I loved him, but I had to let go of him because his “toxity” was killing me. He wanted me to drink again. He was that selfish! He brought liquor into our home to try and tempt me. I told him that “No one” and “Nothing” was worth me getting drunk over or losing my serenity over. I could not change him, but I could get away from him.

You never really get over the ABUSE, it has been fifteen years and it still makes me sick to my stomach to even see him or to talk about it.

God gave a wonderful husband, that would die before he ever hurt me. Men can and are ABUSED and USED by sick women!!!

My husband had his family that helped him to escape the insanity like my family did me. Thank God that I had AA and Al-Anon that taught me that I am powerless over people, places, and things.

The Al-Anon Promises

“If we willingly surrender ourselves to the spiritual discipline of The Twelve Steps and work the program, our lives will be transformed. Members work their program by being willing to attend meetings on a regular basis, reading Al-Anon/Alateen literature, getting a sponsor, working toward applying the 12 Steps of recovery to their lives and by becoming involved in Al-Anon Service work as they begin to recover. 

1. We will become mature, responsible individuals with a great capacity for joy, fulfillment, and wonder. Though we may never be perfect, continued spiritual progress will reveal to us our enormous potential.
2. We will discover that we are both, worthy of love and loving. We will love others without losing ourselves, and will learn to accept love in return.
3. Our sight, once clouded and confused, will clear and we will be able to perceive reality and recognize truth
4. Courage and fellowship will replace fear. We will be able to risk failure to develop new hidden talents.
5. Our lives, no matter how battered and degraded, will yield hope to share with others.
6. We will begin to feel and will come to know the vastness of our emotions, but will not be slaves to them.
7. Our secrets will no longer bind us in shame.
8. As we gain the ability to forgive our families, the world, and ourselves our choices will expand.
9. With dignity we will stand for ourselves, but not against our fellows.
10. Serenity and peace will have meaning for us, as we allow our lives and the lives of those we love to flow day by day with G-ds ease, balance, and grace.
11. No longer terrified, we will discover we are free to delight in lifes paradox, mystery, and awe.
12. We will laugh more.
13. Fear will be replaced by faith, and gratitude will come naturally as we realize that our Higher Power is doing for us what we cannot do for ourselves.

Can we really grow to such proportions? Only if we accept life as a continuing process of maturation and evolution toward wholeness. Then we suddenly begin to notice these gifts appearing. We see them in those who walk beside us. Sometimes slowly or haltingly, occasionally in great bursts of brilliance, those who work The Steps change and grow toward light, toward health, and toward their Higher Power. Watching others, we realize this is also possible for us.

Will we ever arrive? Feel joyful all the time? Have no cruelty, tragedy, or injustice to face? Probably not, but we will acquire growing acceptance of our human fallibility, as well as greater love and tolerance for each other. Self-pity, resentment, martyrdom, rage, and depression will fade into memory. Community rather than loneliness will define our lives. We will know that we belong, we are welcome, we have something to contribute, and that is enough.” source: Survival to Recovery, p. 269

The Twelve Promises

Twelve Promises

“If we are painstaking about this phase of our development,
1. We will be amazed before we are half way through.
2. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.
3. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.
4. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.
5. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.
6. That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear.
7. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.
8. Self-seeking will slip away.
9. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.
10. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.
11. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.
12. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves (spiritual awakening).
Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us, sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.
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