May First, 2010
Today is my Grandmother’s Birthday in 1879. She passed away in her 90′s. She was a farmer’s wife and country schoolteacher. She had seven children and raised them in Montana, USA. They farmed, had a garden and canned their own vegetables, fruits, jams and meat. We were healthy and had plenty to eat.
My sisters went to college. So, we stepped away from the land. I wrote a paper while I was in college on Selenium. It is a trace mineral we need in our diets. Cows need selenium in order to carry their calves full term. My friend had come down with cancer, and I was reading all I could to help her. Selenium is a mineral that is sorely depleted in the farms of Oregon and Washington. So the cattle must be given selenium in their feed to protect the calves.
People need it to protect themselves from cancer. If the soil is depleted, we must have suppliments to protect health. I was listening to Valerie Saxion, a naturopath doctor, who said a person can cut their risk of cancer by 50% just taking 200 mcg of selenium a day. That makes sense. If the soil is depleted, we must supplement our diets with the mineral selenium. It is very inexpensive and available at most health food stores and many drugstores.
Vitamin C is needed by the body. Citrus fruits and supplementing C builds our immune system. Vitamin D3 research has found most people don’t get 30 minutes of good sunshine a day. We stay indoors too much. Vitamin D3 is vital for good health. Seniors need to spend time outside.
I watched a one hour t.v. show called “Food Matters.” They said that food was the most important elements we take into our body. If we are deficient in the basic nutrients, it causes many diseases. If we take the growing food, organically grown, into our body, we are supplied with nutrients and we heal. There is a limited number of nutrients that do many functions within our bodies. When we take in living, organically grown food, our bodies heal.
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May First, 2010
Remember when you were a lad or lassie, and you loved your brothers and sisters, your aunts and uncles? You loved to play with the neighborhood kids, and had a pact for life with those you loved: your brothers and sisters and neighbors. You kept your word, told the truth, shook hands on your honor, went to church, and believed in the ten commandments and endeavored to keep them. Your word was your bond. Contracts were not necessary. You could trust others and strived to do your best in school, while treating your elders with respect and dignity, because they treated you in a good manner, too. Your parents didn’t lock the doors of your home. Does that reflect today’s life?
It has changed in our lives since the 1950′s. What shall you pass on the the youth of today? Everyman could start with honor.
What is honor? Websters defines it in a 1940′s dictionary, because the newer dictionaries are corrupted with atheism and Darwinism. Honor-(honos, whence honestus, honest) Esteem paid to worth: high estimation: reverence: veneration: any mark of respect or estimation by words or actions: dignity: exalted rank or place: distinction: reputation: good name: a nice sense of what is right, just and true: scorn of meanness: a particular virtue, as bravery or integrity in men and chastity in females: one who is that which is a source of glory or esteem: he who or that which confers dignity(an honor to his country): title or privilege or rank or birth: one of the highest trump cards as the ace, king, queen, or nave(jack):, respect now restricted, except among the vulgar, to the holders of certain offices (judges) v.t. to respect or treat with honor.
The King James Bible defines honor in Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. Deuteronomy 5:16 16 Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Everyman influences 200 people they know in their community along with relatives to whom they are related. This number was told me by a Funeral Home, who has funerals for people all the time. You can give anyone respect. You can be an example to your children, your neighbors, your friends and strangers. The two-hundred people was before Social Media! Now one blogger can reach around the globe and across social lines. Opinions can influence, educate, inspire and change the minds of others in a more positive way. We blog, twitter(old fashioned telephone party line), You Tube(home movies for the world to see) and Face-(ourselves and others on an Internet) Book. I love the idea that I can tell stories to all the children, besides my own.
Every person grows up and has to wrestle with our Father and Mother. It is like facing our own failings and wanting to blame them. But they are imperfect and so are we. We can accept them with all their faults and love them for the good they gave us. The way to restore yourself is to forgive them the pain and suffering in your own life you think they caused. Then, decide how you will live your life and move past their faults into your new habits. The Bible is a manual of all the faults of mankind and how the LORD can change your life into something new, for God has prepared a new thing in your life.
For those children whose Mother and Father abandoned them, there is a heavenly Father, whose Son is Jesus who said if you call on my name and accept me as Lord in your life, I will never leave you or forsake you. You will become my children, my heirs,and the adopted heirs of my kingdom for which there is no end. Jesus said I go to prepare a place for you(when you die) if it were not I so I would have told you. I know about abandonment, for my family abandoned me. It is very painful, but Jesus comes and fills that place that was designed for Him when he created you. It was His Master plan that you would never be alone. He love me and I love Him. And He will do the same for you.
So, when you are lonely, go help your neighbor. If you both walk together, you can help one another. Learn to help others and the good will come back to you. The Bible says give and it shall be given unto you pressed down, overflowing. Go and find a Christian Church and they can become your new family, for they are part of the kingdom of God on earth until we get to heaven.
I think honoring people is the best way insure that you have a place, too. However, a proverb says, “If you call evil good and good evil, evil will come into to your house forever.” You must use discernment of the character before you honor them.
You can respect everyone even when they are mean to you.
The hardest lesson I have learned in the Bible is this one. “Bless those that curse you, do good to them that revile you. . . ” When dealing with other people someone is going to offend you. It is better if you can learn not to take offense. It doesn’t matter what color your hair, your teeth or your shoe size. You cannot change that, and neither can the other person. You can change your mind, your attitude and your outlook of how we judge others. That is where we get into trouble: judging others. We have discernment between what is good and bad. That is built into us from childhood by our Creator. Judgment belongs to the Lord God. He says, “Love your neighbor, do good to them . . . ” Start there. Whatever is good, whatever is kind, make room for your neighbor to live beside you and give them graceful allowances for their differences that are not like you. One of you has to reach out to another. It might as well be you.
We desire to belong and connect with others. We want to be part of a community and neighborhood. Let it start with you. Give and it shall be given unto you, pressed down and overflowing will be given back to you.
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A man is just as good as a woman, for God made him first, then took a rib from his side and made a woman. So, they could walk side by side and let God be in charge of running the universe.
A man is a father in the family, our friends, companions and our soul mate. His name gives us a line of heirs.
A man is stronger than a woman. He is leaner and has more muscle mass. He takes in more oxygen and can work longer and harder. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and conquering. So he goes out to find and kill food, work and protect his family.
Men have many talents and abilities that makes him the right one to go and work long hours and team build with others. He loves a challenge and enjoys tackling big projects. He goes to war, and has a different frame of mind that allows him to deal with combat. He is a team builder, plays sports and likes to get out and fish and hunt. He works with other men and makes and creates buildings, ships and works to better his community and protect his country.
My friend, Bob, said, “A man should be kind. He should keep his word. If he says he will do it, he shall get it done. A man builds a fence around his children to protect them. If they get out of the boundaries, he pulls them back in. When the children show they can be trusted and keep the boundaries I give them, I widen the fence of things they can do. I know I can trust them and they can trust me. Having faith in God gives a man the boundaries to be a good man, because God is good.”
Jim likes to help others with their computer problems. He finds gratification in solving a problem. He loves to win at cards and he likes to help others win at cards. He wants to be useful and his kindness added makes a good friend.
A man with goodness, truth, kindness, generosity, planning, and faith has characteristics greater than himself. He can rule over his appetites and build up strengths rather than lust after vices that can destroy his health, his ability to bear children or kill him. He is a warrior in his youth. When he marries, he can settle into living for something greater than himself, because children are his legacy. He can fashion his sons and daughters to be his heirs, and they care for him in his old age, taking over the business that he has built to care for his family.
Freedom costs less than recklessness. A man must approach his life to self-governing actions. If he refuses, there is the police and Welfare system and government laws to make him pay or put him behind bars. Self-responsibility is the free man’s discipline to live with the least government interference. Young and older men who do not have children are free from the Welfare system and their financial grip on men’s money. If you have a child out of marriage you are genetically bonded with the child and woman the rest of your life. The Dept of Health and Human Services can go to court and demand your paycheck for the next 18-25 years.
One night of casual sex financial costs: Let’s add that up: $700 a month for one child care x 12 mo=1 year costs of $ 8,400 x 18 years= $151,200 for a one night of casual sex. Are you looking forward to paying that bill? That is the most expensive night date you ever bought besides a house or a business. You are in charge of your future- so -slow down today- and you don’t have to pay for 18 years! Your best option is kiss her goodnight and go home. If you find a woman who will marry you and you have a child out of marriage to support, the Government will continue to take your money, and it will hurt your family financial chances to support your future family. Remember, it was your recklessness choice that caused the child problem. It was your choice to pay $151,200 for a one night stand. Are you keeping your wallet closed and protected?
A man is valuable because he will work and build a family and this creates a community, a state and a nation. His family he raises is the future generations of our nation. I wrote another article called Lost Boys by Grandma Kris. Take care of your sons. Protect and cherish your daughters. Love your wife and God. Live a long and healthy life.
Men like to work with other men. They love to learn, build, explore and create the community, the home and the country. Spring is here. After they’ve worked hard all week, they head to the country. It’s past tax day. Let’s plan on fishing this spring and hunting this fall!
We welcome the men and women who have served America in the military services. I posted these websites in one place to save you time when you arrive home from your last base. Welcome home to Clark County, WA.
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Stand down will be September 2010 in Vancouver, WA.
You can send the men a thank you.
Education VA Bill Feb 26, 2010:
New GI Bill Feb 26 2010
WA Go 2 Work Source Official Employment Office
Veterans Orientation 3rd Friday of each Month
We always ask:
“Have you ever served in the military?”
1 Priority of service in employment and training programs, (some restrictions apply.)
2 serve 24,000+ helped find jobs and improve skills in WA.
“Are you the spouse of a veteran?”
1 Veteran of marriage died in military or disability
2 Veteran reported missing, MIA, POW, or force ably detained by foreign government or power more than 90 days.
3 Veteran has total disability from service-connected, or died while disability being evaluated.
(This information may be dated. Contact WorkSource
WordPress bloggers for Veterans:
Clark County Services:
Home Preservation And Energy Assistance
Fraternal Order of Eagles Vancouver WA
When our men and women come home from the service, there are websites to help us at home help them settle into our lives.
Support our Troops
Events: Sept 21, 2009 Veterans Stand Down Day began at 7 a.m. at Pearson Field. Th Stand Down for 2010 is an opportunity to help your Sons and Daughters, our Veterans. It was noted that the event was scheduled for September 21, beginning at 7 a.m., at Pearson Field in Vancouver, WA. Veterans and Homeless Veterans were helps my many companies and volunteers for Stand Down.
Richard Axtel Richard is the chairman for Veterans Stand Down for 2009.
Homeless Vets need our care, too.
If you know a homeless vet, have them call this number in Clark County. 360-859-3631
Movie: “Faith Like Potatoes”
Movie: “The Note”
Movie: “Facing the Giants”
Solitaire is a one deck 52 cards game. I can play anytime, when I need to change my mind or get a fresh idea.
My Mother used to play, and I would watch and help her. I enjoyed it.
I never cheat. When I deal and play, I have a genuine match between the deck and my wits. Cheating deprives me of the opportunity of winning. Cheaters live in a gray area of never developing a skill, never learning small skills that help them win, never finding what moves are most adventurous, never finding the ideas and moves to make them a sharper wit. Cheaters are deprived of being good at solitaire. The one person we must live with is ourselves. I like to keep it an honest relationship.
Winning gives you courage to endeavor to do things well. It teaches you patience. It sharpens your mind and makes you determined.
My son sits down and watches me play. He learns that I never cheat. That passes character on to the observer. He knows I can be trusted. He likes to play, because the rules are the same and I play the cards with honesty and skill. He is there to learn.
Honest solitaire has taught me patience, skills, small steps to win more often, thinking and wits, and a pleasure of honest winning.
I love a good challenge!
It takes skill, patience and practice to win at solitaire.
Grandma said, “How you gonna get there?”
You say, “I’m a good person. I do good things. I take care of my family and I’m not like Hitler and I didn’t murder anyone. I looked around and I will pass.”
The next day, you have a car accident on your way to work. It was a head-on collision, and you died-instantly!
Your spirit leaves your body and Jesus comes to get you and takes you to the gates of Heaven, for it is appointed for every man to die and to stand before God for final accounting and judgment of your life. Jesus disappears.
You’re standing at the pearly gates.
A booming voice says, “Why should I let you into Heaven?”
You say, ” I’m a good person. I lied once in awhile, and I took care of my family. I stole some paper clips from work. I didn’t pay my Sister back, when I borrowed money. Those are minor things. I really am a good person.”
The voice booms back, “By whose standard are you using? What is the name?”
You say, ” I use the standard that my neighbor uses to judge me, by popular opinion.”
The booming voice says, ” That is not My standard in Heaven or My standard on earth. Jesus Christ is the standard for Heaven and Earth. Do you know Him?”
You say, ” I went to church when I was young. My folks believed in Jesus.”
The voice said, ” You cannot be judged by what others do. You must know Jesus. Do You know Him?”
You say, “I knew of Him. I saw an e-mail that my friend sent me that said he would live like hell on earth, and just before he died, he’d accept Jesus and use that get out of Hell(jail) free card. Does that work? Can I still get a card?”
The booming voice says,”All chances and changes happen before you die, none can be made post-Morten. Your trial on earth is finished. Now, you must face the King of Kings and Lord of Lords- Jesus.”
You said, “Don’t I get another chance?” (sob)
The booming voice says, “Just a minute, Jesus will see you in the throne room through the small gate to your right. He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He will open the book of life to see if your name is written there.”
The small gate swings open. You enter and are standing before the judgment throne with a large book. Jesus is there to talk to you. Your life flashes before your eyes, nothing is covered and all is revealed of your entire life before you and the living Son of God.
If you are reading this, you’re still alive.
If you died today, based on the fact that Jesus will be your judge, would you go to Heaven or Hell this moment? Jesus talked about Hell 1/3 more than he talked about love in the Bible. Both places are real, just as the earth is real, All of us go there after we die. Where are you investing your friendships for your future real estate to live for Eternity? The word of Jesus said, “I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes unto the Father but by me.”
Do you know the owner of the Earth, Heaven and Hell? His Name is Jesus Christ (The Annointed One).
God created the world the stars and galaxies. He made the Earth as a garden for you and me. He loves us and wants us to come home to live with Him, like Adam and Eve did in the original garden. He created Heaven for our eternity together. His desire is to have us including you with Him forever. So, he sent his Son, Jesus, to save us from our sins(English word means to miss the target). If we believe on Jesus as our Lord and Savior who died and rose again for our sins, we are covered and stand free of condemnation before the judgment seat and are written in the Book of Life.
If you believed in the Earth, Heaven and Hell, you would change the ways you live your life, today. You would get to know the Owner of all the Heavens and all the earth, ie all of Creation made by His Father, God.
You must know Jesus to enter and He must know you, then, He gives His Word for you to enter His Heaven to live a life you have always imagined when you were a child and innocent. You name must be entered in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Ask a Christian Pastor what you need to do to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
To accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior:
Jesus, I accept you and my Lord and Savior. Please forgive me of my sins and unbelief.
I want you to come and live within my heart, and I want to be with you in heaven when I die.
Please forgive me.
If you prayed that prayer in sincerity, you are saved. Now, go read the Word of God in the Bible and find
a church where you can grow up in God’s lessons and be a part of your new family in Christ on the earth
until you join Jesus in Heaven.
Are you ready and prepared for your eternity that begins when you die from this world on this today?
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Every generation faces change and ideas must endure public opinion. Benchmarks tend to brand us, unless we see the future and react differently. We look forward into the future. So, choose your plans and words for the meaning! Words can transform your ideas, changes and future! Have you consulted your dictionary lately? Words are powerful. Words paint pictures. Do not allow others to label who you are! What a drag are the state offices, government agencies and the media label us Baby Boomers “ageism” and vraix! That means “old” in French! DSHS categories Aging and Disabled in the same group! Age and illness are not the same, for one can be healthy at 100. Your one hand may be hurt and the other isn’t. Your right knee may hurt and the other doesn’t. Your age doesn’t measure wellness. So, for now, set illness aside and let’s look at redefining ourselves, today, in positive words defining our ways.
Baby Boomers are the Birth Bubble nicknamed after World War II (WWII). Boomers are 70 plus million strong. I heard the blessings of so many births cause the schools to expand and boom for the next ten years. The economy increased after the war. It was a prosperous season in America.
Would there be some other descriptions of who we are? I checked the dictionary for meanings. I used a 1960 dictionary, because that was the time of the meanings and the socialists had not rewritten the words of our history.
Please stand still, for a minute! Where are you looking: backward to your youth or forward into the unknown and new horizons? If you have no vision for the future, pray and ask God to give you one. No man/woman knows the length of his/her days. Live each day with enthusiasm, love and hope. Exercise, sleep 8 hours, pray, eat healthy food and connect with family, friends, neighbors and new friends.
Plan your work and go to work. If you cannot find a job, work at finding work or start your own business. You can find resources. You can find someone to ask, direct and help you. Engage in life and talk to people. Someone has the answer. Persevere and work with fervor.
Research your options on the Internet is important, too. Your Grandchildren can help you get on the Internet or the Local Library has free computer access at no charge. It is important to be on the Internet, because all the information you need is at your fingertips.
Patriarchal, Matriarchal= honored Father or Mother, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Adults, Cousins.
Senior= elder, superior, opposite of junior, principal, elder, higher or more advanced in rank, more advanced in service, superior in rank and dignity than another.
Seniority=State of being senior, priority of birth, superior right to promotion, higher rank of office.
enough=an ample supply.
employ=to employ is to devote to one’s purpose,.
enterprise=adventure, any projected task or work, an undertaking 2 boldness, energy, and invention in practical affairs.
enterprising=Energetic and progressive.
enthusiasm=Earnest and fervent feeling: ardent zeal for a person or cause, exhaulted or ecstatic feeling, possession, an object of great interest to a person, earnest and commendable devotion, intense and eager interest, synonyms: ardor, devotion, eagerness, earnestness, ecstasy, excitement, extravagance, fanaticism, fervency, fervor, frenzy, inspiration, intensity, passion, rapture, transport, vehemence, warmth, zeal.
generous=honorable birth, family, honourable, magnanimous of persons or things, liberal: bountiful; magnificent, free of giving ; strong, full of spirit.
mature= fully developed in character and powers, highly developed, approaching perfection, thoroughly elaborated and arranged.
prime=first in rank, dignity and importance, first-rate 2 first in value or excellence, of excellent quality, first-rate 5 Having or pertaining to the strength and vigor of fresh maturity, blooming.
principal=first in rank, character or importance, chief, first, paramount 1 one who takes a leading part: one concerned directly and not as an auxiliary; one who is a leader or chief in some action 3. One who is at the head of some body, a chief, one in authority, a presiding officer as of a society, a head teacher or master in a public or private school.
promise your word=an assurance given by one person to another that the former will or will not do a specified act, the fulfillment or attainment of that which was promised, a promise or good faith.
zeal=burning earnestness, always tending to vigorous action with all the devotion of enthusiasm.
You can present who you are with actions more than the labels others try to put on you or tell you who you are. It is your choice, then, to put ideals and ideas into action.
The state and federal gov. call us names like:
aging= the minute you were born you started aging. No measurement here. This word is a negative, non-ranking word!
Boomers have been redefining their lives since the 1960′s. It makes no sense to stop now. So, we shall redefine our years to come.
Definitions are from Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary, International Edition 1960.
Matthew 24:4-14, Mark 13:8-37, Luke 21:11-38 Jesus predicts the end times of the earth.
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. (KJV Bible)
The Pacific International Tsunami Warning Stations reported Tsunami waves rippling toward 51 countries and predicting 8 foot waves.
Chili’s earthquake had pulsed the start of a Tsunami that was heading across the Pacific Ocean on Feb 27, 2010. RED Alerts blared.
We saw destruction coming and could no nothing but watch. So we prayed. We call on the Name of the Lord Jesus who has the power to save us from destruction. Friends called friends, prayer chains went up, a “tornado of prayer” were shot to Heaven for our neighbors to be protected from damage and death. Emails were sent, asking Jesus to calm the waters and let the power of the Tsunami be swallowed by a whirlpool in the ocean and be nullified. Prayers for a calm ocean as if He laid his hand on the water and it stilled the waters. It was the Feb 27, 2010, the day of the Chili earthquake. Large waves hit a port in Chili. Tsunami alerts went out over the pacific coasts to all the residences.
A Tsunami acts like a rock being dropped in a still pond. It sends out rippled waves in a circular motion. touching all the land masses.
Californian folks didn’t listen and went ahead with their plans for an event. No waves were noted. Hawaii would be the first Tsunami hit. Sirens blared and people prepared for no food, water and gas. People moved to higher ground. More prayers went up to God. People knelt and prayed. Internets were watching the reports and cameras around the world were focused on a wave to come. We had confidence that God can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. We thanked God that we had not heard of any destruction.
Coconut Island, on the SW coast of Hawaii, had ripples of a 2 foot wave ran over it, rippled and swirled. No one was there and no damage. We thanked God for his mercy and grace that He had protected our neighbors in Hawaii.
We saw the warning of red alert be changed to green for Hawaii on the Tsunami National Reporting website.
Japan, Australia, Guam, Russia and 51 other countries prepared for the worst of an eight foot wave. Japan’s Tsunami management commanded the people to move to higher ground all along the west coast. They scrambled to higher ground. On Feb 28, 2010 an earthquake beneath the Pacific Ocean, 60 miles East of Japan, shook the ocean floor, sending wave shock ripples from its epicenter toward Japan and back toward the Tsunami. Like two quake ripples in a pond, the opposite wave’s energy charges lessen one another, nullifying the waves’ powers.
We continued to thank God for saving Hawaii and the American Coast. The Tsunami had only damaged Chile. No other reports of damage had been heard or reported. We praised God and continued to see God’s hand on the waters being stilled.
The associated press was reporting from all nations in the Pacific. Billions were watching in the time before disaster. The 900 mph Tsunami moving accross the Pacific Ocean was like the unseen prayers, continually, going up to God to spare our neighbors and countries. Every family who believed prayed on for safety and protection. God was listening. He calmed the waters in Hawaii and America.
Japan had a pier flood with four foot waves. It could have been from the earthquake 60 miles to the east. It was a small problem. No, Jesus listened to our prayers to still the waters, for the eight foot waves did not come. One peer with a four foot wave flooded. No coastal damage was done The waves had been stilled. The warnings were lifted at 4 p.m. on Feb 28, 2010 for the Pacific Ocean.
The Tsunami that never happened was a miracle from God. We sent a “tornado of prayers” to Him to save our neighbors. He answered our prayers. Jesus is alive and working in our lives. His Name is “I am” not I was, or will be. For He lives and works in our lives preparing for our present and futures if we call on His Name. The prayers of a righteous man availeth much.
Jesus said, “If you call on my Name, you shall be saved.”
We should all kneel and pray and thank Jesus for sparing us from mass destruction on this calm and peaceful Monday, March 1, 2010.
We are blessed by Him and thank Him with all our hearts for our friends and neighbors who are safe and back in their homes, snug and warm and safe, today.