Between the perfect world and the bottom line
Keeping love alive in these troubled times
It’s a miracle in itself
And we know too well what that’s about
Still we made it through, only God knows how
We must’ve had a little help
(Must’ve been)Wild Angels, Wild Angels
Watching over you and me
Wild Angels, Wild Angels
Baby what else could it beWell it must’ve been hard, it must’ve been tough
Keeping up with crazy fools like us
‘Cause it’s so easy to fall apart
And we still break each other’s heart sometimes
Spent some nights on the jagged side
Somehow we wake up in each other’s arms
(Must’ve been)Wild Angels,…
To Those I Love – by Isla Richardson
If I should ever leave you whom I love
To go along the silent way,
Nor speak of me with tears,
But laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you there.
(I’d come – I’d come, could I but find a way!
But would not tears and grief be barriers?)
And when you hear a song
Or see a bird I loved,
Please do not let the thought of me be sad
For I am loving you just as I always have
You were so good to me!
There are so many things I wanted still to do
So many things to say to you
Remember that I did not fear
It was just leaving you that was so hard to face
We cannot see beyond
But this I know;
I love you so
‘twas heaven here with you!
THERE IS A BATTLE GOING ON, keep your eyes open and your sword sharp!
I will fight in whatever way that I can to help stop the destruction of our beloved nation by the Liberal, Leftist, Demon-Rat Communists and their EVIL agendas!
Evil manifests itself in many forms. Kill one and another one will take its place. Evil is like a fungus. The good must always fight the evil. There is no way to completely eradicate evil from the world. Just like drug dealers, kill one and there will always be another to take its place. Evil is NOT in the gun, or the knife, or the sword. Evil is in the person. Evil exists in the heart, the mind, and the body of people. It spreads like wildfire. Evil corrodes every part of the host it invades. It spew out hate, anger, pain, and prejudices, violence, cruelty, criticism, and fear. Evil infiltrates the person and in their effort to throw blame off themselves, they blame, rationalize, and make excuses for their evil actions.
Evil people use the “Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals” to project the blame and accuse others of doing what they are in reality doing themselves. Clinton, Obama, and others use them to try and gain control of us!
STOP he evil N.W.O. globalists from taking over America or any other country! They are evil, self-centered, and do NOT want what is best for you but what is good for them!
But it is from our twisted relations with family, friends, and society at large that many of us have suffered the most. We have been especially stupid and stubborn about them.
The primary fact that we fail to recognize is our total inability to form a true partnership with another human being.
Our egomania digs two disastrous pitfalls.
Either we insist upon dominating the people we know, or we depend upon them far too much.
If we lean too heavily on people, they will sooner or later fail us, for they are human, too, and CANNOT possibly meet our incessant demands. In this way our insecurity grows and festers.
When we habitually try to manipulate others to our own willful desires, they revolt, and resist us heavily.
Then we develop hurt feelings, a sense of persecution, and a desire to retaliate. As we redouble our efforts at control, and continue to fail, our suffering becomes acute and constant.
We have not once sought to be one in a family, to be a friend among friends, to be a worker among workers, to be a useful member of society.
Always we tried to struggle to the top of the heap, or to hide underneath it. This self-centered behavior blocked a partnership relation with any one of those about us. Of true brotherhood we had small comprehension.
source: Alcoholics Anonymous, 12 X 12, Step 4, page 53
I heard this in my Al-Anon meeting. I love it! We made it through Hurricane Harvey, and are finally home; our wish was for my husband to be home before Christmas, and God granted our wish. “Fully Relying On God”.
Belinda Ealy Reeves, You just gave me the idea for my blog. I got a frog for my Al-Anon birthday last year. Thanks Belinda Ealy Reeves for being there to keep the groups going in Mineral Wells, TX. My favorite for AA is “One Day at a Time”. 😘
One of my favorite vacation pics of my Dad, Louis Mancill, my sister, Phyllis and Danny Hyden and Daniel and Stefanie Hyden, Guadalupe River, New Braunfels, Texas, about 1980
Gruene Historical District is located within the city limits of New Braunfels. Founded by the sons of settlers Ernst and Antoinette Gruene, the community had a bank, post office, school, general store, lumberyard, gristmill, dance hall, and cotton gin. It also had access to two railways for shipping cotton bales. Its most famous attribute was the dance hall, a family activity in those days. Due to the failure of the cotton crop from boll weevils, and the failure of the banks after 1929, commercial activity slowed to a crawl. This village is now a Nationally Registered Historic District where one can dine in the ruins of the original gristmill or enjoy live music at Gruene Hall. The community may…
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I can hardly believe that it has been thirty one years ago today, that I began my road to happy destiny in Al-Anon. I dragged into my first meeting depressed, pissed, suicidal, homicidal, full of self pity and resentments toward others. I came to “get him sober” yet I found out that I had no power over him, and that I was the only one that I had any power over. Of course, I did not believe them. I thought, “But you don’t know me”. He will stop for me. I am younger than him, sexy, and he really loves me.
Long story short, he did not stop for me, but I found what I needed for me…serenity, peace, and love. I found people that “loved me, wanted me, and needed me” for free.
Nine months going to Al-Anon and still being miserable and doing all of the DON’Ts instead of the DO’s, my sponsor recommended that I go to AA, and find out more about alcoholism. I continued to drink at my husband, because I thought, “I am not the alcoholic…he is”. I agreed that I might check it out.
After three years of my attending meetings and working my steps with my sponsor, I finally had had enough of his drunkenness and chaos. So, I chose to divorce him, because I could not live in the insanity anymore. I was beginning to feel better and I decided that I wanted recovery even if he did not. I had spent my whole life thinking of others, trying to help others, and in the process, I did not lose me, because you have to have an “identity” in order to lose one, and I had never had one. I found out that I was Co-Dependent. I read up on Co-Dependency and I went to therapy too.
Let it begin with me.When anyone anywhere reaches out for help, we want the hand of Al-Anon and Ala-Teen to be there.
I celebrated thirty years of sobriety and serenity in January 2017. God has used me for thirty years to “carry the message of recovery” to many others. I share my recovery to those that “want” it, because we can only help those that “want” recovery and are “willing to go to any lengths” to achieve sobriety and serenity. Very few have chosen to stay sober come hell or high water, no matter what, because we have “free will”, and they are looking for an “easier, softer way”. I chose the “harder, right way”.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” – Genesis 1:1
Where is your spot? Where is that place that you go and no matter how crazy and chaotic your life has been, that place that will bring you peace and help you to center?
Some people find that place in the mountains. The awesome grandeur of majestic mountains shows God’s power and creativity and it reminds us that the problems of earth can certainly be handled by God.
Some find a sense of peace and perspective in when they are near the ocean. Again the massive body of water and the consistency of the tide and waves brings peace and comfort.
Some others enjoy a meadow setting; still others love the varied creativity of the woods.
Regardless of where the spot is where you feel calmed and closer to God, it is a place where you can appreciate God’s creation… His creativity, His power, His strength and His love. Being in this spot in creation gives you a God moment.
My serenity spot’s are all of those above. I especially love waterfalls and the woods. I love my jungle. I love trees. My backyard is my jungle, and it is not perfect, but it is my gift from God. There are weeds, and roses have thorns, but I focus on what I have instead of what I don’t have today. I can find peace and serenity in the bird’s singing and all of the greenery cropping up in the Springtime, my favorite time of year. It represents ‘New Life” to me.
Nature is the art of God. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Third Step Prayer. It reminds me that I have a new employer…God…and that He will keep me safe if I try to help his children…to find their way back to Him. All I have to do is to “share my experience, my strength, and my hope…and He will do the rest.
Trust in the LORD Jesus-Yeshua with all thine HEART and SOUL!! ( Psalms 41:1 KJV ) “( To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. ) Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will Deliver him in time of Trouble.”!! ( Matthew 6:33 KJV ) “But Seek ye First the Kingdom of GOD, and His Righteousness; and […]
What you are about to read explains my blogs better than anything else. These blogs which rain down rebuke on the unrighteous leader, do—with equal fervency—prophesy to the righteous core who have held to their integrity. That is because—with atom of my being—I know an amazing act of God is on the horizon.
Day after day, I have written the burden the Lord has placed upon me. Often, the words have been directed at certain leaders. The messages have targeted shallowness, compromise, hypocrisy, and gross negligence.
Gross negligence, because it wasn’t just what they did that made them despicable—it was when they did it. They thrashed about in false success—leaving the flock unguarded—as Satan unleashed his most destructive assault on the church and the nation. That is a profound accusation…but I stand by it.
They made a conscious decision to exchange their calling for temporal success. They knew they were…
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B = be who you are, be the best you
A = attitude, ask
L = live, love, learn, laugh
A = action, ask
N = never give up, say NO when necessary
C = change, choose health and recovery
E = everyday, everyone
“Stop giving your inner critic leadership positions.”—SARK I just ordered the book, Blue Ocean Strategy. It’s about the importance of creating new markets as opposed to squeezing yourself into a slot within the existing structure. Since ACIM Lesson 147 is a review (My mind holds only what I think with God), I decided to rerun […]
Reunited with my first love from Jacinto City, Harris, Texas. Happy for the first time in years. We waited for 54 years. He is a widower and I am a widow. God has given us another chance to be happy. You never outgrow the need to be loved. God has answered our prayers. We are ecstatic!
Life happened and we both married others, but we were never out of our thoughts. We never stopped loving each other. God took our spouses, but God is good, and he placed our “first loves” back into our lives. Miracles do happen. I prayed for this kind of love all of my life, and finally God gave us each other to love.
This afternoon, I was starting to feel depressed again, and was looking in my closet for some DVD’s and a journal of mine jumped out at me. Most of my stuff was flooded with Hurricane Harvey. Pissed off, I picked it up and was going to throw it back into the closet or in the trash.
For some reason, I guess to decide whether to keep or throw it since it was from 1991, I opened it up and God knew just what I needed to be reminded of!
My poem “Don’t Ever” was in it. Steve S. gave me a copy of it years ago, and it was so special that I saved it. God knew that it was exactly what I needed to read. So, I am sharing it with you all.
“Don’t ever try to understand everything
Somethings will just never make sense,
Don’t ever be reluctant to show your feelings
When your happy give into it,
When your not live with it
Don’t ever be afraid to try to make things better you might be surprised at the results
Don’t ever take the weight of the world on your shoulders,
Don’t ever feel threatened by the future take life “One Day at a Time”,
Don’t ever feel guilty about the past what’s done is done learn from your mistakes that you have made
Don’t ever feel that you are alone. There’s always someone there for you to reach out to,
Don’t ever forget that you can achieve so many of the things you can imagine,
Don’t ever stop loving,
Don’t ever stop believing,
Don’t ever stop dreaming your dreams.”
Luv ya’ll, “Downtown” Sally Brown, Feb. 2, 1991
My first love when I was 12. Supposedly, puppy love.
We are both widowed and God has put us back into each others life’s. We both have seen a lot of losses and sadness over the years.
We are both retired and near 65. He says that he has always loved me, and I feel the same.
Now, is our time. God’s will is good. We are so happy, after years of caring for our ill spouses. We are never too old for love. We are blessed to be able to spend the rest of our days together, instead of alone. Thank you, God.
What Are Affirmations? Affirmations are an antidote to all the negative messages we’ve been feeding ourselves for years. Working with affirmations doesn’t mean we ignore our problems. That’s Denial. We need to identify problems, but we need to empower solutions. Using Affirmations means replacing negative messages with positive ones; as these positive messages become embedded in our subconscious, they will begin to manifest themselves in our lives. We change what we say so we can change what we see.
I love it, so I wanted to share it with my followers!
“It is not until our image of God is corrected that we begin to understand how we sabotage our own happiness.”—Michele Longo-O’Donnell
Before we commence with today’s festivities, I want to answer a question that was posted on my blog yesterday.
Could you give some suggestions on how to forgive the old story?
The simple answer, of course, is quit thinking about it, but that’s rather flip and perhaps not helpful.
So it came to me this morning as one my own old stories was playing out in my head that: a) I had cemented this “problem” into the plaster of my life by believing it was absolutely true and b) that an alternative story (in fact a gajillion other stories) were also true.
And that maybe that field of the other gajillion stories (where an alternative story could be true and a whole different thing could happen) is actually…
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Hope that everyone enjoys their Valentine’s Day. Even those who are missing their loved ones taken from them. Remember God loves you no matter what else is going in your life. I have had many good Valentine’s Days, and some bad ones.
But even now, as I age, and my loved one is gone, he still lives with me in my heart. I am grateful for that. Today, I live in reality, not fantasy. Flowers, candy, or whatever, does not guarantee love nor can they make me happy.
People who love me and are there for me, are what’s important to me. Spending money on your loved one is not as important as loving, appreciating, and being there for your special one. All of the material shit in the world cannot create happiness, only LOVE can do that.😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
The Real Difference between Love and Lust
Are you uncertain on matters of love and lust? You are not alone in this. Many sensible people like you, are also caught-up in the confusion. Here are some shocking details on the same….
Sexual attraction is known to often obliterate general human intuition and common sense even in the seemingly sensible and principled individuals. Lust is hell-bent on procreation. It is fueled by the primal desire to have sex. At least we can blame this on our brains for now.
Studies backed by MRI scans indicate that during lust-phase, the human brain is quite like that on drugs. The same area of the brain lights-up with a fix of cocaine as when one is in lust. Love on the other hand is the right opposite of lust. Even with all that in mind, clear-cut distinction between love and lust remains elusive to…
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