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. 

 

Complacency Can Kill

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“Complacency is

1:  self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies
2:  an instance of usually unaware or uninformed self-satisfaction

Examples of COMPLACENCY

  1. The public was lulled into complacency.
  2. <a momentary complacency that was quickly dispelled by the shock of cold reality>
  3. He sees a dangerous sense of complacency about the U.S. stock market—where investors were emboldened.” source: Merriam Webster
“I’m worried that students will take their obedient place in society and look to become successful cogs in the wheel – let the wheel spin them around as it wants without taking a look at what they’re doing. I’m concerned that students not become passive acceptors of the official doctrine that’s handed down to them from the White House, the media, textbooks, teachers and preachers.”
Howard Zinn
I believe without a doubt complacency is exactly what happened to our country.
We all got too comfortable and took for granted our freedoms that we enjoy in America. Our freedoms that we enjoy because of all of our Heroes that fought and died to protect.
We sat back and allowed them to take God out of our schools, and to “socialize” our children into believing  that everything would be better if we had socialism in America. We were taught to share with those less fortunate, and that somehow we “owed” it to them, or that we did not deserve what we had that we had obtained by working for it!
We allowed others to “use” and “abuse” us, and to “rob” us of our freedoms.
No one owes them anything!
They are NOT “entitled” to what others have worked to get. If they want something then they should be taught to get out and work for it! It is NOT OK to con, lie, cheat, or steal things from others. Morals and Manners have all but been forgotten.
In the past, I had not cared about politics at all. I had never even discussed them before. My mother and grandfather had voted Republican, but I always voted for the person not the party.
I took for granted that we would always have our freedoms. I was never afraid of losing them until obama was allowed to STEAL his way into our W.H. through voter fraud and the financial backing of Corrupt, Communist, Demon-Rats!
I am awake now!! And…I am angry, and disgusted with what that Demon has done to our country!
We the People, who have morals, and integrity, and who love our country MUST take back our country before the Demon completely destroys our beloved America.
We MUST all unite and vote straight Republican, so that we can take back the Senate and keep the House.
We will have the Power to Impeach the Usurper if we stick together.
If we do not then the Demon will have his way and finish turning our country into a third world Hell Hole like the one that obama conned his way out of by using “white guilt” against suckers who he robbed them of their money to buy his way into our W.H.!! Supposedly, he was a “foreign student” when he robbed us taxpayers of our money to pay for his college! He is a THIEF!
Sobriety works the same way. Complacency kills many an alcoholic and addict. If they do not keep watch on their sobriety and do whatever it takes to stay clean and sober many of them will die from the disease.

STEP TWELVE: Having Had a Spiritual Awakening, as the Result of these Steps, We Tried to Carry This Message to Alcoholics, and to Practice These Principles in all our Affairs

We continue to “carry the message” of recovery to the still suffering alcoholics. This is our way of showing our gratitude and giving back for what we were so freely given.

We cannot transmit something that we do not have.

We must obtain a sponsor and work the twelve steps to stay sober and gain serenity.

We will see how our experiences can help others to recover from a seemingly hopeless state of mind. Us working with others helps keep us sober and reminds us of where we came from, so that we never forget and don’t have to repeat our same mistakes.

The twelve steps gives us a plan for living. We learn to live “life on life’s terms”. We share how we were, where we are now, and how we got there. We call it our “experience, our strength, and our hope”. 

Service Material from the General Service Office 

THE TWELVE STEPS OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become
unmanageable.

2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to
sanity.

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we
understood Him.

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature
of our wrongs.

6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make
amends to them all.

9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do
so would injure them or others.

10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly
admitted it.

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with
God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us
and the power to carry that out.

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to
carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our
affairs.

Copyright A.A. World Services, Inc.

God Answered My Prayers~~His Grace Is Enough

Uploaded on Feb 15, 2011

Great is Your faithfulness oh God
You wrestle with the sinner’s heart
You lead us by still waters in to mercy
And nothing can keep us apart

So remember Your people
Remember Your children
Remember Your promise
Oh God

Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough for me

Great is Your love and justice God of Jacob
You use the weak to lead the strong
You lead us in the song of Your salvation
And all Your people sing along

So remember Your people
Remember Your children
Remember Your promise
Oh God

Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough for me [x2]

So remember Your people
Remember Your children
Remember Your promise
Oh God

Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough for me

Your grace is enough
Heaven reaching down to us
Your grace is enough for me
God I see your grace is enough
I’m covered in your love
Your grace is enough for me
For me.

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In 1980, I learned that I had Endometriosis and could not have any children. We had tried for ten years to have a baby. I came from a big family, and I wanted a big family too. It broke my heart, and I became angry, depressed, and wanted to give up. My dream of having a husband and home were crushed! My husband was unfaithful. I cried out to God for a baby, and two years later God answered my prayers and sent me the little boy, that is now thirty one and the “love of my life”. My son gave me a reason to live. He needed me. His birthmother did not want a child, and never wanted to see him. I too was terrified that she would change her mind. God blessed me with a beautiful baby boy. My prayers were answered.

My gift from God, Jason, thirty years ago!   My graduation on March 26, 2009, Webster, TX, from ITT TECH.

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

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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)
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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!

Should Christians Support Obama?

God Save America!
Should Christians Support Obama?
by Janice Manz on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 2:47am

This man was on Dr. Charles Stanley’s program “In Touch” as a guest speaker. I almost shouted “HALLELUJAH” when I finished reading. Forward or discard….it’s your choice…but PLEASE read before you do!

Dr. David Barton is more of a historian than a Biblical speaker, but very famous for his knowledge of historical facts as well as Biblical truths.

Dr. David Barton – on Obama Respect the Office? Yes. Respect the Man in the Office? No, I am sorry to say. I have noted that many elected officials, both Democrats and Republicans, called upon America to unite behind Obama. Well, I want to make it clear to all who will listen that I AM NOT uniting behind Obama !

I will respect the Office which he holds, and I will acknowledge his abilities as an orator and wordsmith and pray for him, BUT that is it. I have begun today to see what I can do to make sure that he is a one-term President !

Why am I doing this ?

It is because:

– I do not share Obama’s vision or value system for America; – I do not share his Abortion beliefs; – I do not share his radical Marxist’s concept of re-distributing wealth; – I do not share his stated views on raising taxes on those who make $150,000+ (the ceiling has been changed three times since August); – I do not share his view that America is Arrogant; – I do not share his view that America is not a Christian Nation; – I do not share his view that the military should be reduced by 25%; – I do not share his view of amnesty and giving more to illegals than our American Citizens who need help; – I do not share his views on homosexuality and his definition of marriage; – I do not share his views that Radical Islam is our friend and Israel is our enemy who should give up any land; – I do not share his spiritual beliefs (at least the ones he has made public); – I do not share his beliefs on how to re-work the healthcare system in America; – I do not share his Strategic views of the Middle East; and – I certainly do not share his plan to sit down with terrorist regimes such as Iran.

Bottom line: my America is vastly different from Obama’s, and I have a higher obligation to my Country and my GOD to do what is Right !

For eight (8) years, the Liberals in our Society, led by numerous entertainers who would have no platform and no real credibility but for their celebrity status, have attacked President Bush, his family, and his spiritual beliefs! They have not moved toward the center in their beliefs and their philosophies, and they never came together nor compromised their personal beliefs for the betterment of our Country! They have portrayed my America as a land where everything is tolerated except being tolerant ! They have been a vocal and irreverent minority for years ! They have mocked and attacked the very core values so important to the founding and growth of our Country ! They have made every effort to remove the name of GOD or Jesus Christ from our Society ! They have challenged capital punishment, the right to bear firearms, and the most basic principles of our criminal code ! They have attacked one of the most fundamental of all Freedoms, the right of free speech!

Unite behind Obama? Never! I am sure many of you who read this will think that I am going overboard, but I refuse to retreat one more inch, in favor of those whom I believe are the embodiment of Evil! PRESIDENT BUSH made many mistakes during his Presidency, and I am not sure how history will judge him. However, I believe that he weighed his decisions in light of the long established Jude o-Christian principles of our Founding Fathers!!!

Majority rules in America, and I will honor the concept; however, I will fight with all of my power to be a voice in opposition to Obama and his “goals for America ….” I am going to be a thorn in the side of those who, if left unchecked, will destroy our Country! Any more compromise is more defeat!

I pray that the results of this election will wake up many who have sat on the sidelines and allowed the Socialist-Marxist anti-GOD crowd to slowly change so much of what has been good in America !

“Error of Opinion may be tolerated where Reason is left free to combat it.” – Thomas Jefferson GOD bless you and GOD bless our Country! (Please, please, please, pass this on if you agree. If you don’t agree, just delete it.) Thanks for your time, may you and yours be safe. “In GOD We Trust!”

Hello God, it is me again!

Conservative Women Fight for What is Right
Conservative Women Fight for What is Right

I am a Christian, Conservative, Patriot, American Woman, and I will fight to keep our beloved America Safe and Free!!!

I was one of those apathetic and disgusted ones, that didn’t vote, because I did not like either choice! I vote straight Republican now! Both parties are filled with corruption, but I pray to God, to not get the Communist=Marxist for another term! GOD FORBID!! We need your help, Lord the Evil Ones are trying to destroy our beloved America!

People immigrate by the millions to America, to escape the tyranny of their own COMMUNIST/SOCIALIST countries! Yet, they plot to overthrow our way of life, and re-make America into what they just escaped from! I don’t understand how people could be so STUPID!!

I am NOT against Legal Immigration, just ILLEGAL immigration, and them trying to destroy our way of life. America is one of the only countries left, that thrives on Capitalism, and Free Enterprise System! The Illegals are coming to America to sponge off our system. They cannot make Communism work in their countries, so what makes them think that it would work in America??? Communism/Socialism does NOT work, it has been proven time and time again!!

Remove America from the corrupt and useless U.N.!! Stop ALL foreign aide!! The Bible tells us to take care of our families and our country FIRST!! There is NO money left!! America is being bled DRY!! They take, and take, and IF we allow them to, they will SUCK us dry!!!

Remove American troops from ALL foreign countries, and bring them home to guard our own borders!!! Allow them to kill each other off, if that is what they want!!

Stop ALL bailouts, if those businesses cannot manage well, we the Legal, American, Taxpaying citizens should NOT have to foot the bill!!

The only Solution that I see is to Pray, Vote all the Socialist=Democraps out of office, and keep on our politicians to be accountable to us the taxpayers, who by the way pay their salaries!!