Friday, February 13, 2009

I received this and it brought home so many thoughts. As we make this move, there are so many people I will miss and never see again, others that will always be part of my life, and those who always bring a smile to my heart.

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person… When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.
Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put w hat you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Veteran Day Story

This story was in another email I received. Thought you might enjoy it!

Today is Veterans Day. This story is TRUE according to Snopes.
Back in September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, asocial studies school teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock, didsomething not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with permissionof the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, shetook all of the desks out of the classroom.
The kids came into first period and , there were no desks. They lookedaround and said, "Ms. Cothren, where's our desk?" And she said, "You can'thave a desk until you tell me how you earn them."
They thought, "Well, maybe it's our grades."
"No," she said. "Maybe it's our behavior."
And she told them, "No, it's not even your behavior."
And so they came and went in the first period, still no desks in theclassroom. Second period, same thing. Third period. By early afternoontelevision news crews had gathered in Ms. Cothren's class to find out aboutthis crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of the classroom.
The last period of the day, Martha Cothren gathered her class. They were atthis time sitting on the floor around the sides of the room. And she says,"Throughout the day no one has really understood how you earn the desks thatsit in this classroom ordinarily." She said, "Now I'm going to tell you."
Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and opened it, and asshe did 27 U.S. veterans , wearing their uniforms, walked into thatclassroom, each one carrying a school desk. And they placed those schooldesks in rows, and then they stood along the wall. And by the time they hadfinished placing those desks, those kids for the first time I think perhapsin their lives understood how they earned those desks.
Martha said, "You don't have to earn those desks. These guys did it for you.They put them out there for you, but it's up to you to sit here responsiblyto learn, to be good students and good citizens, because they paid a pricefor you to have that desk, and don't ever forget it."

Monday, October 27, 2008

On Sunday, our family had an opportunity to attend a new Church. During the service, the following article was shared:

This is the Truth
If we just turn things upside down
We can and know God and feel his presence.
I would be lying to you if I said that
The Almighty wants to be your Father,
That God has a plan for your life,
That He wants to know you,
That you are wanted,
That you can be loved.
But you must know
You do not deserve any of this
And I am convinced of this
Because I know the heart of man.
We are forever separated from God
I refuse to believe under any circumstsances that
We could be loved by God right now.
Because of our dependency on Christ
We have lost the connection to God but
There is so much more you don't know.
This is the Truth.
God is holy and we are not.
You should know that exactly the opposite is true.

Now read the exact same article from the Bottom UP!