This poem is the result of prayerful consideration regarding gossiping, arguing, and slander and the effects these actions have on their victims. While there is little that can be done to stop others from engaging in such behavior, I have the power to keep myself from imbibing this poison.
So often our children see us parents as being overbearing, controlling, impatient, and even mean. Well, sometimes we are, but usually we have our reasons. Usually, it is other things.
We don't usually appreciate the beauty of a leaf until it is all but dead. Isn't it like that with people too?
We can learn so much from the seasons if only we will look, listen, and consider the parallel meanings to our souls.
"For God does speak, now one way now another, but we fail to perceive it." Job 33:14-16. If we do not hear the voice of God it isn't because He isn't speaking- It's because we have trouble listening.
Come along as I take you from the kitchen to the grill finally winding up on the table! This exotic dish is as pleasing to the pallet as it is to the eyes!
I write this review not so much as a critique of the book, but rather as a response to what is, in my view, an egregious error on the part of the author, Bill O'reilly. This book represents a wrong that needs righting. I hope I come close to that end.
"Ascendance", refers to an incident from 2 years ago. I was brooding over something, an unpaid bill I think, and I was looking out a window wondering how I would pay it. At that moment I saw a leaf falling to the ground. Just before it hit, a gust of wind lifted it out of sight. A poem resulted.
News Flash! You don't have to run marathons, purchase a gym membership, or exercise yourself to exhaustion. Simply walking provides all the exercise you need to lose (or maintain) weight and feel great. The data is in so get walking! Included are lots of pics I took on a recent walk in the woods.
You know how sometimes you're reluctant to watch a movie sequel? Well, when it comes to Ant Man and the Wasp, don't be!
Phenomenal technological advances in the recent past have led to increases in the medical community's ability to explore the human anatomy in ways never before imagined. This isn't always good because some tests may not be only unnecessary, they may be dangerous.
The sincerity of Abraham Lincoln's dedication to the cause of abolition has come into question in recent years. In fact, this issue is as old as the Civil War itself. I believe such a multi faceted issue must be addressed one step at a time. This article examines a letter to Joshua Speed.
He's funny. He's handsome. He's extremely talented and hardworking. In fact, I can't think of a single actor who has managed to excel in action, dramatic, theatrical, musical, and comedic roles to the extent of this man. He is truly an inspirational figure. Ladies and gentlemen—Hugh Jackman.
We tend to think of inventions as devices that make life better. When it comes to Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin this is not the case. In fact, for one group-American slaves-life was made much worse.
"There is no greater love than that of a man who lays down his life for his friends." John 15:13. It means something different to everyone. 32 years ago I discovered what it means to me.
If you grew up in the 70's and 80's as I did you may notice a tendency to look over your shoulder whenever you talk nowadays. Do you hesitate before speaking? Are you afraid your innocent remarks or comments will be twisted or misconstrued? Political Correctness is the reason why.
This article will discuss the nature of tendon injuries in the hand, how to know if, in fact, a tendon has been severed, and some tips on how to avoid such injuries. We will also discuss surgical interventions for tendon injuries.
This dish breaks out of culinary orthodoxy and into cooking fun! It looks weird.seems silly.but guess what- It tastes great and the kids will have a blast making it. It's cheap, easy, and a great way to bond. Give it a try, and give your son or daughter a sense of accomplishment in the process!
"My Father's House" is a section of John 14:2. In it, Jesus tells us he is preparing a place in the heavenliness for those who love him. Until then we all need a home; especially recently divorced fathers. This article discusses the adversity divorced men face and how to overcome it.
Minimize water damage or avert it all together using this method! Read on for simple, step-by-step instructions complete with video and photographic tutorials. You'll be surprised how easily this technique could save you thousands of dollars in water damage. You got this!
Words you speak casually, words you think are harmless, may prove just the opposite to the hearer. If you don't think so now, read my story and tell me what you think afterwards.
I can understand someone not being a "cat person." What I could never understand is how people can say they "hate" cats. In this article I share the benefits of being a cat owner for both the owner and the cat.
"The right of the people to keep and bear arms," is, according to Thomas Jefferson, "necessary to the security of a free state." In the advent of a million man armed force, does Jefferson's proposition still apply?
Dow Gardens is 110 acres of lush, verdant paradise. It features winding trails, both paved and unpaved, secret gardens, sculptures, and lots of activities and special events. Butterflies in Bloom is currently underway and is a must-see for locals and tourists.
The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, aka the bill of rights, are a list of advantages retained by the citizens against potential tyrannical impositions by the federal government. Since there are 10 amendments this writing will be one of 10 installments.
Are you afraid of speaking in public? Does the idea of talking in front of an audience make your knees shake and your mouth go dry? I've been speaking in public forums for years and I'd like to share a few tips of the trade. Curious? I've already revealed the most important one!
Irish and American tradition meet in Lansing Michigan's Claddagh Irish pub and restaurant. Come in and enjoy the rich decor, delicious food, dapper ambience, as well as a wide variety of entertainment and amusements! We'll discuss all of it in this review!
A wise father advised his daughter, "Pay no attention to what a boy says, but do pay attention to everything he does." This advice certainly applies to the life of Abraham Lincoln. His deeds tell us more about him than all his words, written and spoken, combined.
There are as many ways to write a song as there are songwriters. Whether writing songs/music interests you as a first timer, or if you are a veteran writer curious about the methods of other artists, I think you will appreciate the information contained in this article. Cheers!
A 2009 study estimated the average U.S. citizen to have 9.2 surgeries in their lifetime. Any one of them could alter or end a life. The importance of your choice for a surgeon cannot be overstated.
I am gaining a respect for gun control advocacy, but as an ideal it is unable to bear up under scrutiny. Guns cannot be un-invented. Let's talk about what we can do, not dream about what we cannot.
Over the last 2 decades Marvel has built a reputation for making movies that knock it out of the park. This one, sadly, grounds out at first. I'll tell you why.
You do not like sweets "more than me..." You do not like carb rich foods "more than me..." Therefore, if I can overcome these powerful temptations, so can you. Let me tell you how I did it!
This film is Hugh Jackman's 7 year labor of love and man, was it worth the wait! This fast paced mover and shaker should've taken an Oscar. Like one of the film's musical scores declares, "This is the greatest show!" I'll tell you why.
The United States has a model they can look to when it comes to dealing with school shootings. Let's explore the issue together and then have a civilized conversation about it.
Tired of the same old, same old when it comes to movie critics? We are too. That's why these movie reviews are dripping with "just for fun" sarcasm. We only address the movies we hate. have fun!
Tucked away on the outskirts of Midland, MI, you'll find a charming gourmet eatery waiting just for you. Stop in, and experience tastes and flavors you can only find here at Annabelle's Own.
Warning: Viewing this Hub is guaranteed to cause salivating. Proceed with caution! Take a tour of the excellent Cops & Doughnuts bakery. You won't find better baked goods anywhere!
Musician, artist, writer, minister. Oswald Chambers authored 'My Utmost for His Highest', that title being his life theme. His work continues to inspire new generations of God seekers.
All kingdoms have 3 things in common. 1. laws 2. a king/ruler 3. a calendar. In the beginning God was ruler. He made laws and a calendar. All 3 were challenged and changed. Here's how...
I've always wanted to be a food critic, but here's the twist- We will only be reviewing restaurants we love. You can figure out what you DON'T like on your own :) Bon appetit!
When we look for the best in others we are looking for the best in ourselves; when we look for the worst in others, we are trying to exalt ourselves.
Consider if you will a lesson from nature and experience, life lived in imitation of the inanimate. It isn't so far fetched when we think of God as a "Rock" and a "Strong Tower."
Most know Rod Serling as the sagely guide for the Emmy award winning Twilight Zone series that ran from 1959-1964. Yet there are as many facets to the man as there are mysteries in the Twilight Zone.
The new reality about cardiovascular disease is that you can do more about it's prevention than you realize. Once thought to be inevitable due to heredity, new studies reveal the achilles heel of CVD.
pebbles, shoes, thorns, seeds…just as little things can make life good, so they can make life difficult. This poem has some (or a little) of each.