Why you need copy editors and proofreaders…

It is much easier to spot someone else’s errors because your brain will not as easily assume what the author meant to write. I do try to check my posts, but sometimes things will get by me and I do not have a proofreader. So, please show mercy if you see an error. Just make a note in the comments section and I will fix it.

This former copy editor and proofreader thanks you for your understanding.

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Fatigue Update #1

This is not about the two blindsides I recently experienced 7 days apart. It is about the lessons I am learning (and relearning/being reminded of) as a result. These lessons are key and very important to my full recovery. I am being brief in this post because I have neither the time or energy to do otherwise.

First, just because I believe I have handled something well (or processed it well or fill in the blank) emotionally, mentally and spiritually, it does NOT mean my body did as well or that it did not take a hit.

Second, a hit event does not mean being instantly knocked flat…especially now that I am farther along in my recovery. I may still function fairly decently afterward, but…

Third, a hit starts a process and I MUST be aware of what that process looks like in the beginning.

Fourth, once the process starts, it is useless to fight it. That will only use more energy and keep me from doing what I need to do for my body to properly recover.

One thing about being this far along in my recovery is that it is easy to slip back into what I did for years, which is to push through/push past/whatever you want to call it. That DOES NOT WORK!

Fifth, once I recognize the process has started I MUST do what is necessary, even though it makes me feel as if I am being lazy, unreliable and so forth. I am NOT. It is part of accepting that I have a condition that puts restraints on me.

I will always have to be watchful, but I believe I can fully “recover” to the extent recovery is possible in this life.

More on my observations and experiences on fatigue later.

I hope everyone is having a great day!

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Fighting the Obvious…

Why do we fight against the obvious? For centuries man has tried to deny the plan of God. We have refused to be held accountable to our maker. We kick and scream and drag our feet, hoping that if we try hard enough and wish hard enough we can make our own truth. We can “wish I may” and “wish I might” all we want, but in the end we will face the Creator of the universe. All our wishing and wanting won’t change a thing. We will suddenly come to the realization that not only have we wasted a lifetime ignoring the most awesome and precious thing we could ever have, but now we won’t have it forever.

I am God!” man roars in his arrogance. In the end he will whimper, “I wish I could know You, God!” to no avail. He won’t have a chance because he has ignored the obvious all his life.

Is there not enough evidence in nature that there has to be a master plan with a Master Planner? We could not create this universe, or solar system, or planet. We can’t even control the destiny of our own lives, no matter how hard we try. How arrogant that we think we are in control. There are so many things we are dependent on others for, or on circumstances.

Why do we fight the obvious? We are a proud people. Surrender? That is what we equate loving God to be. Surrender. But surrendering ourselves to the Creator sets us free to become a co-operating part of the awesome creation God has made. We are an awesome example of God’s handiwork. There is no other mind as intricate as ours. Accident? Obviously not. We are superior to any animal.

Why do we fight against the obvious? We go so far as to say that we are no better than the animals; and some even say that they are superior to us! We save the animals and kill unborn people.

Yet we believe this is better than admitting there is a God who loves us, a God who made us, a God we must answer to.

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This information is very important and we need to be aware of it and dealing with it.


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2017 01 03 Prayer for all…

Avinu shabashamayim, as we start a new Gregorian calendar year, may we turn our hearts more fully to You.
May we seek You above all else…to KNOW You and to walk in Your ways.
May we seek to understand the work YOU have for us this coming year.
May we set aside petty differences and focus on real love and true unity…not uniformity, but unity within all of our differences.
May we purpose to love ALL…especially those we deem to be most unlovable for they need it the most.
May we look for ways every day to make a difference in someone’s life…both close to home and far away.
May we seek to gain less for ourselves and more for our fellows.
May we be grateful…truly grateful… in and for ALL things, for nothing happens that You do not either cause or allow and You DO turn it to good according to Your plan and purpose.
May we be a blessing to all who come across our path, whether in person or via internet.
Bless all who come here.
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This admin…

I find it interesting that the people who, before the election, basically accused Trump of not being willing to allow for a smooth transition are the same ones preventing a smooth transition now that they have lost!
It is unprecedented for a sitting president to put into place such serious policies after an election that go against the known policies of an incoming president. It is also unprecedented for a sitting president to make such negative statements about an incoming president…even to the point of saying he is not fit for office.
When Bush won, the outgoing admin took all the “w” keys off the keyboards and other childish things. But this…this goes WAY beyond the pale of previous admins!
This current admin is fomenting discontent instead of trying to smooth things over. They are contributing to a rough transition instead of working with the incoming admin to make a smooth transition.
Clearly, this admin does not care about this nation. He has proven it over the last 8 years and continues to prove it now. And it is not over yet!
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Important Info on Legality of Israel

This article explains the legalities of what is going on in Israel. It is very important that people have this information and know the TRUTH!


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What Nations Voted Against Israel

There are 5 permanent members of the UN Security Council. How some of them go on there, I have no idea. They are:

China, France, Russian Federation (not sure how that differs from Russia), the United Kingdom and the United States.

The current non-permanent members that are elected for 2 year terms (listed with their end of term date) are:

Angola (2016), Egypt (2017), Japan (2017), Malaysia (2016),  New Zealand (2016), Senegal (2017), Spain (2016), Ukraine (2017), Uruquay (2017), Venezuela (2016)

ALL of them voted against Israel. Now, I know some will say the U. S. did not because it abstained. Hello! That abstention was just a cowardly way of voting for it because Obama knew no one else would have the guts or integrity to vote against this heinous bill.

According to the terms of the original mandate, Israel has rights to all the land. According to the rules of war (as in, when attacked you keep all the land you gain in your defense), they have the right to the land. In fact, Israel gave BACK a lot of land they gained! They have given and given and given…all in the name of peace. But it is their ENEMIES who REFUSE to accept any peace terms. Their enemies have openly stated many, many times they want Israel GONE. Some of them actually have it in their constitutions (or equivalent).

So, there you have it.

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For what just happened at the UN…

I highly recommend Joel Rosenberg’s blog for keeping up with what is happening in Israel, especially this latest event at the U.N.

Here is a link to the latest post on  his blog:  https://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/24/what-are-the-implications-of-the-un-security-councils-anti-israel-vote-heres-the-short-version/

Here is a link to his blog in general:  https://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com

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Chanukah is typically called the Festival of Lights because it commemorates the miracle of one days worth of oil burning for eight days after the temple was taken back from the Greeks. However, the literal meaning of the Hebrew word Chanukah is dedication.

This is important to understand. As wonderful as the miracle of the oil was/is, the greater miracle is that the Jewish people have never been totally assimilated into other cultures. Chanukah is about the rededication of the temple to the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It is about the rededication of the nation of Israel…of the Jewish people…from Hellenism back to the Creator.

So, what can it mean for us? How about the rededicating of our own hearts to G-d. We stray so often, whether just in our thoughts and our attitudes or even up to outright actions. We need to be rededicating ourselves every day to our Creator and this Festival of Dedication is a good time to really remind ourselves of that and to take a serious look at how well we have been doing it for the past year.

There is a beautiful song written by Marty Goetz that speaks to this very issue. You can find it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiZkfQN7ps0

We hope you have a very blessed Chanukah!

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A Hanukkah Message

Hanukkah When you hear the word “Hanukkah” what thoughts enter into your mind? One of the best answers in victory! And not just any type of victory, but one which is supernatural. When the Jewish p…

Source: A Hanukkah Message

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