Serenity Prayer = Sobriety = Sanity = Serenity

SERENITY PRAYER-AA

God grant me the SERENITY to
accept the things I cannot change;
COURAGE to change the things I can;
and WISDOM to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;

taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it:

Trusting that He will make all things
right if I surrender to His Will;
that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him forever in the next.  Amen

The Serenity Prayer has been an important part of me keeping me sober, serene, and sane. I spent a lot of years trying to change other people, and when I could not, I got really pissed off!

I can apply the prayer to everything and everybody in my life, including myself. I never lived up to others expectations of me, and they never lived up to my expectations of them. 

Lately, I have really had to remind myself that I am powerless over people, places, and things. God does not want me to just sit back and do nothing. He wants for me to do the best that I can with what He has given me.  If He did not want me to have the things that I have, He would not have given them to me.

America is under attack from “inside” and from “outside” evil forces. I get so discouraged because I am unemployed and broke as hell. I have always had a job. I was not too good to take less pay or part time work. I always had a job, even if it was as someone’s maid. I worked my ass off and graduated with a bachelor degree, so that I could get good employment to take care of me and my family. I was so full of hope in 2008 (before obama). I never asked to be rich, just to have enough to pay for housing, food–the necessities of life, but because of the socialists and communists sucking our resources dry and obama killing jobs–I pretty much have given up hope on finding employment now.

So, pretty much I live my life, “Day by Day”, and praying for God to help me afford to care for myself and my disabled husband (who by the way worked all his life and paid into our system). We have always worked for what we “needed”, and never expected others to support us. If not for family, we would be homeless and hungry!

One-Day-at-a-Time

It pissed the hell out of me that the communist/demon-rats are bringing in Illegals and Terrorists to intentionally overwhelm our system.

If they would stop funding the Terrorists and Illegals with our taxpayers money, then they could afford to take care of our Legal Americans who paid into the system all their life’s. Social Security is NOT an Entitlement, we paid for it!

I pray to God that America can survive the socialist,communist, islamic, illegal INVASION of our country!!! I know that I am doing everything in my power to help save her, and I will continue to. It all goes back to the serenity prayer. 

 

Forever Texas

Lovely, painting and story. Native Texan here. Thanks for posting.

Mikki Senkarik

As we were looking at the painting last evening Jack and I saw a couple of things I needed to fine tune. First of all the oak tree by the barn was too small so this morning I made it grow a bit. I also decided to make the blue part of the roof a little duller and lighter so the barn stays back in the distance. Then on the left side I took out the big rock behind the Cactus and Indian Paintbrush, expanding the upper pool so the glistening water could show through. Now for the flowers on the right side of the stream.

Red Indian Blanket flowers are blooming everywhere around us right now. They make a fine compliment to the Phlox and Indian Paintbrush growing out of cracks in the limestone boulders. The Bluebonnets provide a cool backdrop for the fiery red-orange blossoms that are blocked…

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But For The Grace Of God…There Go I!

But for the grace of God, I could have been born in one of those God forsaken countries that has communism and the satanic cult of islam, instead of our Christian nation. I don’t believe that it was because I deserved it but because of God’s grace.

I know that I cannot save the world or stop evil from happening, but I do have empathy for the poor people that have to live in that evil. I will do whatever I can to wake up more people to the evils of the satanic cult of islam and communism.

But for the grace of God, I was born into a Christian family that taught us to love each other not rape, torture, maim, or kill each other. I have never been homeless, and never gone hungry.

God has truly blessed me. It reminds me to be grateful to be who I am and to live where I live. It reminds me to be grateful that my ancestors were Christian, hard working, and good people. My ancestors fought and died to keep our country free and safe.  Even with all the corruption, communism, and islam infiltrating our country, America is still the best country to live in.

I will help fight to keep America Christian, and Capitalist.  God bless all our veteran heroes, past and present. Thank God for my American heroes and veterans.

Little Girl and Flag

THE BEST WAY TO PREDICT THE FUTURE IS TO CREATE IT

Abraham Lincoln quotes 

“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” 
― Abraham Lincoln
“Whatever you are, be a good one.” 
― Abraham Lincoln
 
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” 
― Abraham Lincoln
“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” 
― Abraham Lincoln
“And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” 

You Know You Have Grown Up When You Realize The Best Gifts For Christmas Are Found In The Heart and Not At The Shopping Mall

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You Know You Have Grown Up When You Realize The Best Gifts For Christmas Are Found In The Heart and Not At The Shopping Mall 

It is so wonderful, when you are finally happy with things just as they are, and you are happy to be just where your at, and you don’t need superficial and material things to be happy. When you don’t have to search for someone or something to make you happy, then you are truly at peace with yourself. 

PERSEVERE IN DOING WHAT IS RIGHT

 

PERSEVERE IN DOING WHAT IS RIGHT: Let people persecute you–but don’t stop doing all the good you have been doing. Remind yourself that God is in charge, and God judges us by our INSIDES, and man judges us by our OUTSIDES. Thanks be to GOD!

I Remember Exactly Where I Was And What I Was Doing When The Devil’s Demons Attacked America!!

I was teaching an elementary class of Handicapped children at Northshore Elementary, in Houston, TX when 911 Terrorist Attack occurred in New York.

I was in shock to hear that something so horrible was happening in New York. One of the other teachers called me out into the hallway, and told me to keep the children in the room and lock the door. I asked her what was going on. She looked horrified, and she told me that there was a Terrorist Attack in New York and Washington. I thought OMG, how is that possible, that is horrible.

I knew that I had to stay calm so that the children would not panic. I continued their lessons, allowed them to draw and color, and play games. I tried to keep our minds off the tragedy unfolding.

On my lunch break, I went to the teacher’s lounge to eat and take a break. Of course, the teacher’s lounge had a TV and all the teacher’s were watching the horror unfolding before us.  It made me sick at my stomach and we cried. I cried for people that I had never met. I knew that there was nothing that I could do to help the victims. So, I knew that I had to continue to stay calm and reassure the children, that we were safe.

They were getting really scared, and when they came back from lunch they were asking a lot of questions. They were afraid that the “terrorists” would come to our school and hurt them, or hurt their parents. I assured them that the policemen would not allow anyone to hurt them, and that New York was a long way away. That seemed to calm them some.

Then the parents started picking up their children early. The whole city was in fear for their children.

My heart especially went out to one little boy whose parents took forever to come pick him up.  He was the very last child picked up out of my class. I don’t know if they could not leave work or what. But the longer we waited, the more anxious he became.  I assured him that I would stay with him until his parents came. He asked me what if they come to kill us? I told him not to worry, that the policemen would stop them, and besides I would protect him. No one was going to hurt my children! And that I would beat them up if they tried to hurt him. He acted pleased, and asked me, “Really? You would do that?” I told him, “Of course, I would!” He seemed to calm down after that, and he continued on with his play.  Of course, his mother finally came for him.

We the People MUST stop the Islamic/Muslime Devils from taking over America! They have invaded our country, and the intend to kill us all! We MUST save our country for all the little children and grandchildren. I would not want anyone to have to live in the “nightmare world” of the Islamic/Muslime children’s, or Communism!

Madison Rising ~~ The Star Spangled Banner ~~ God Bless America!

Cover of sheet music for "The Star-Spangl...
Cover of sheet music for “The Star-Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key, transcribed for piano by Ch. Voss, Philadelphia: G. Andre & Co., 1862 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
140th US Flag Day poster. 1777-1917. The birth...
140th US Flag Day poster. 1777-1917. The birthday of the stars and stripes, June 14th, 1917. ‘Tis the Star Spangled Banner, oh, long may it wave, o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!” Library of Congress description: “Poster showing a man raising the American flag, with a minuteman cheering and an eagle flying above.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Oh, say can you see
By the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed
At the twilight’s last gleaming
Whose broad stripes and bright stars
Thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched
Were so gallantly streaming
And the rocket’s red glare,
The bombs bursting in air
Gave proof through the night
That our flag was still there
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave

Because we are the brave
Yes we are the brave
We’ll fight tyranny
In the name of the free
We are the U.S. of A

For those unaware
That flag is still there
It’s our future to save
This land of the brave
The U.S. of A

Oh say does that star spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land, land of the free and the home of the brave…

I usually don’t post political stuff on this blog, but my love for my country, and my desire to help save her from being destroyed is too strong! My loves are God, Country = U.S.A., and Family. I must share this song, because I think it is fantastic, and these guys are real patriots to America for making this song.

Share if you wish, and if you love America and our Freedoms, and want to help save her from the “enemy within” our White House, then you will help vote the Socialist/Democrat/Marxists out of America!!

The only way is to vote straight Republican Patriot!! A vote for an Independent or a Democrat will serve to keep the bastards in power!

My Father’s Day Tribute To All Godly Fathers

God bless all our Godly fathers.

In my lifetime, I was blessed to have two wonderful fathers. One Daddy and a Step Dad. I thank God everyday to have been born in America, and being exactly who I am, and where I am, and doing exactly what I am doing.

If everyone could have Godly fathers, the world would be a lot better place, but that is just not reality! Some poor children grow up with no father, a evil, hateful, and abusive fathers. Some grow up with islamic/muslim satanic cult followers for fathers, that teach them to berate, rape, beat, and kill women. The children if they grow up at all, grow up evil and full of hate just like their fathers did. So, the EVIL cycle perpetuates itself onto the next generation. A few children escape the EVIL world of their fathers, yet they are not unscathed, they bear the scars the rest of their life’s.

In China they will grab a woman from her home and force her to have an abortion if it is more than one child, and baby girls are aborted! Now, how Communistic and Cruel is that!! Not in America!

God continue to bless all the Godly fathers, and wake up the evil ones to the damage that they are doing to their wifes and children. May they find God and change their ways.

We must fight to not allow these Barbaric animals to come to America with their sick way of “thinking” and “living”, and to spread their DISEASE OF HATE!! God bless America! God save America!!

Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World (Spoken Intro Version) 1970

I have loved Louis Armstrong for years. Me and Mother went to see him in person when I was 16 at the Music Hall in Houston, TX. That was one special memory, that I have carried with me for 42 years. I felt so special, Mother had six children, and could not afford to take us many places besides the beach or river to play. The tickets were $50.00 each, and we were up front, close and personal. That was a lot of money in 1970. We could not afford it, but it was a special treat for my birthday. That is one birthday, that I have never forgotten! Mother kept poking me and reminding me to breathe, because she saw how excited I was. Mother loved jazz, blues, classical, and country music. We laughed about it for years. I had never been that close to a famous musician before then.

A Good = GODLY Mother is Always With Her Children!

A Good = GODLY Mother is Always With Her Children
My Mother was laid to rest today. Up until the end, she was more worried about her children and how we would survive without her than she was with herself.
She left a strong legacy of love for all six of her children, and my step brother too. She lived her life, living, loving, and laughing. She loved people and they loved her. She and my Dad were my “rocks”, and were always there for me and my sisters and brothers when we needed them. My Dad left 10 years ago, and I still miss him everyday. My husband and I have a nice home, because of them. Without them we would have nothing.
My Mother’s Paternal ancestors go all the way back to the founding or our beloved country–the United States of America. Mother was a Republican and Patriot. She loved her God, Country, and her family. She made life-long friends. She was a good friend. She was a virtuous woman. She was a woman of her word. If she said that she was going to do something, then she always came through on her word. But…mostly she lived for her husband and her children. We were blessed to have her in our life’s for 84 years. RIP Mother.

Virtues according to Benjamin Franklin

Virtues according to Benjamin Franklin

These are the virtues[12] that Benjamin Franklin used to develop what he called ‘moral perfection’. He had a checklist in a notebook to measure each day how he lived up to his virtues.
They became known through Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography.

Temperance: Eat not to Dullness. Drink not to Elevation.

Silence: Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself. Avoid trifling Conversation.

Order: Let all your Things have their Places. Let each Part of your Business have its Time.

Resolution: Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve.

Frugality: Make no Expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e. Waste nothing.

Industry: Lose no Time. Be always employed in something useful. Cut off all unnecessary Actions.

Sincerity: Use no hurtful Deceit. Think innocently and justly; and, if you speak, speak accordingly.

Justice: Wrong none, by doing Injuries or omitting the Benefits that are your Duty.

Moderation: Avoid Extremes. Forbear resenting Injuries so much as you think they deserve.

Cleanliness: Tolerate no Uncleanness in Body, Clothes or Habitation.

Tranquility: Be not disturbed at Trifles, or at Accidents common or unavoidable.

Chastity: Rarely use Venery but for Health or Offspring; Never to Dullness, Weakness, or the Injury of your own or another’s Peace or Reputation.

Humility: Imitate Jesus and Socrates.

FAMILY ROOTS RUN DEEP!


This pic is one of my favorite. It was taken somewhere in Germany. I do not own it. I think it has beautiful, strong, deep roots.
I thank God everyday to have been blessed with the wonderful family roots that I have. Mother comes from strong German, Norwegian, and Luxembourgian roots. My Father comes from strong, hard-working, Moravian roots. Some of my ancestors were Rebels and some were Yankees. Some of them were Democrats and some were Republican. They were all honest, hard-working, Americans who emigrated to America legally and worked for everything that they got. Taking hand-outs or welfare was unacceptable! America’s Free Enterprise system and Capitalism were the reason, that many emigrated to America.
America is the most wonderful country in the world to live in, even with her faults and corruption. God save America! God bless America.

DON’T STOP BELIEVING!

Just a small town girl, livin’ in a lonely world
She took the midnight train goin’ anywhere
Just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit
He took the midnight train goin’ anywhere

A singer in a smokey room
A smell of wine and cheap perfume
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on and on and on

[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/j/journey/dont+stop+believin_20075670.html ]

(Chorus)
Strangers waiting, up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlights people, living just to find emotion
Working hard to get my fill,
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin’ anything to roll the dice,
Just one more time
Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on

(Chorus)

Don’t stop believin’
Hold on to the feelin’
Streetlights people

Don’t stop believin’
Hold on
Streetlight people

Don’t stop believin’
Hold on to the feelin’
Streetlights people

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Moravian Blessing

Come, Lord Jesus, our guest to be
And bless these gifts
Bestowed by Thee.
And bless our loved ones everywhere,
And keep them in Your loving care.

Thanksgiving

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

We Give Thanks

Our Father in Heaven,
We give thanks for the pleasure
Of gathering together for this occasion.
We give thanks for this food
Prepared by loving hands.
We give thanks for life,
The freedom to enjoy it all
And all other blessings.
As we partake of this food,
We pray for health and strength
To carry on and try to live as You would have us.
This we ask in the name of Christ,
Our Heavenly Father.

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