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Seven Ideas on How to Make it Through the Day

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Missed Monday. Bad hair day.

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A perfect day weather wise, but very cold. I was out in it earlier, and I had the heat turned up high in my car. Oregon will set a record for none rain days if it doesn’t rain tomorrow. Pretty strange for a state that rains a lot.

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Have you ever wondered how you can make it through the day? I have. There are some days where I would rather just stay in bed, and sleep. Those days seem to come far to often. It’s like a long lost relative that comes to visit just for a few days, and stays much longer.

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My thought on the making it through the day:

  1. All days come and go.
  2. Never let the darkness dictate your feelings.
  3. Go for a long works. This really works for me. Especially when it is cold. New fresh air in the lungs.
  4. Storms come, and storms go, but God is with you 24/7.
  5. Live differently.
  6. Live submissively.
  7. Live freely.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up.

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Winter’s Coming With Rain and Storms. Similar to Life.

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Winter is on its way. The days are colder and the rain has returned. That gives us some relief from the heat, but realize that come April you will be crying for summer to come again.

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That is what it seems to be for life. Always changing from stormy to sunny, and back to stormy again.

We have trials that pull us down like huge magnates. We struggle, and fight back.

It seems like we are in a war, and we are losing the battle.

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Now that I have totally depressed you, let’s talk about our God who is there for us 24/7.

He knows what we are going through. He knows our hurts and disappointments. He will never forsake you or abandon you.

We just need to reach out to Him in prayer, and He will be there helping us through our storms.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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Being a Parent is a Full Time Job Full of Adventures.

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I have been thinking of my two sons, and son-in-law lately. We spent a weekend at my son’s house in Roseburg, Oregon. It was not a fishing trip like we usually plan, but a just sit around watching college football and enjoying each other.

It reminded me of what a most important thing it is to be a father. It brought up some thoughts in my head:

  1. Parents should make it easy for their children to obey.
  2. We shouldn’t frustrate our children.
  3. Don’t do something to make them angry.
  4. We frustrate our children when we are harsh and unreasonable.
  5. We need to guide rather than block our children.
  6. The power you have over your children is for their development, not for your convenience.
  7. Sometimes parenting brings you almost to your end.

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I know, “Easy for you to say!” However, if you truly love your children you can make this happen.

Realize that you can mold their future, and not push them into the muck and mire.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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We Get Excited When the Weekend Comes. Are You Too Stressed to Enjoy it?

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Today is my 301’st blog post. I was much higher at one time but my computer went out on me and I lost everything. I had to start over.

Today is Friday, which means that tomorrow is the weekend. Whoopi for those who are still working, but for us retired folks it is just another day.

I remember the excitement of an upcoming weekend. Enjoying my time with my wife and children. Doing fun things.

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With the stressful times we have now, just how much time do you have with your family on the weekends? It is pretty hectic most of the time.

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Here is what I would do if I was still working:

  1. Put family first. They are far more important than anything else.
  2. Don’t feel guilty if you don’t get something done that you wanted to get done. It will still be there tomorrow.
  3. Always reach out to your family and be positive for them every day.

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How about your spiritual life. Do you done things one way during the week and another way for church?

We all need to be consistent and worship with other Christians. I know it is sometimes hard to submit to God, and realize He is your authority. He is a very loving God, and when you obey Him He takes very good care of you. He made you on His own image.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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Many People Have a Hard Time with Authority, and Submitting

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I missed posting on Monday. My apologizes. Bad hair day.

I can say this is true for almost all of us, we resist authority, and find it hard to submit to others.

We want to choose what is right and what is wrong ourselves. We try to run our own lives without God. We hold off God ourselves. Here are some ideas to overcome that:

  1. We need to re-think our priorities.
  2. We can’t make our own rules. Our own rules can’t handle it.
  3. Be consistent.
  4. Don’t be one way way all week, and then Godly on Sundays.
  5. What we really are before God, is how we should act when no one is looking. ___________________________________________________________________________________

Humility is the key to righteousness. We need to humble ourselves before God and obey Him. We need to acknowledge that He is our authority, and submit to Him.

When we follow God we are free from sin, and free to earn righteousness.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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Thoughts to Grow on, and Learn New Ways to Survive.

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I received good comments when I listed my thoughts to you. I am going to do it again today.

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  1. Satan likes to nip away at us until we are beaten.
  2. Am I satisfied in my relationship with God?
  3. Everyone has an assignment from God.
  4. We need to make our faith white hot.
  5. Find someone you are comfortable to share with.
  6. Forgiveness is so unnatural for people.
  7. We live by the rules of God if we have integrity.
  8. Do we act one way all week and then change on Sundays?
  9. Walk away from those who try to change your values.
  10. Faith leads to action without fear.
  11. Are there any sins I don’t want to turn over to God?
  12. God uses adversity to develop us.
  13. What idols do I have in life that taking me away from God?
  14. We receive so many words of fear in the age we live in.
  15. Obey God even when you don’t know why.

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Use these thoughts to learn and grow.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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Worry is the Dark Room Where Negatives Are Developed

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What a week last week! It was time for my Colonoscopy test. The prep is always the hardest of course. Then on Tuesday they did the test. They did a double test for the upper stomach area, and the colon. I was completely out thank goodness.

The results were great and I will NEVER have another colonoscopy test!

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Have you had to do some testing at your doctors? Did it worry you? There is always the chance they may find something that is not good.

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In my first book, Signs of Hope. Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World, I had a chapter called, “Worry is the Darkroom Where Negatives are Developed.” In that chapter I stressed that 99% of what we worry about never happens, and to turn the rest over to God. Pretty much covers it.

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Yes, we live in a very stressful world. There is much to be worried about, but in the end all that worry doesn’t happen.

Stand strong and trust God. He certainly knows what is going on. He isn’t happy with all of it, but He is in charge and dealing with it.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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The Stressful World We Live in, Can Overwhelm You

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It is one of those days. I am being overwhelmed with aches and pains. My right hip hurts. My right foot hurts. My back is really bad. Struggling to keep my balance. Other than that I am doing fine.

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It has been very hectic and stressful around our home the last two weeks. We had to move everything out of the kitchen, and the den. Then they put in new flooring in the kitchen area, and a new carpet in the den. Looks beautiful. BUT! Then we had to put all the furniture back! Still doing that, but it is all coming back together.

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Have you had disruptions come into your life? Were they hectic, and stressful? It seems to happen in all of our lives. What can we do to face all of this?

  1. All things will change.
  2. Each day is a new day.
  3. Face your storms head on.
  4. God for long walks to relieve all stress.
  5. Try to block out all negative thoughts in your head.

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Of course the most important thing to remember is that God is with you 24/7. He there when the stress hits. He is there when the darkness comes. He is there when you most need Him.

Always depend on God. He loves you and wants the best for you. Know He has many promises for you. Pray for His protection and love.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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We Need to Find Ways To Relax and Regroup

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I am at the Oregon coast. Spending a few days to try to relax. It’s working. Beautiful sunsets, and great restaurants.

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It seems to me That this country I going in the wrong direction. Everything is off from where it should be, High inflation, gas, groceries, restaurant prices. Then there is the border crises, the war in Ukraine, and it goes on and on.

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I know, it seems like I am whining, but I love my country. I am a veteran who served, and want what is best for our country. That isn’t happening right now.

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I must be active, and share my dislike for what is going on. I need to write my congressmen and women. Never sit on your couch and allow the waves to come in over your head.

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Always be strong in your beliefs. Honor God, because as we all know, He is in charge. Pray for His wisdom in your life. Seek His promises. It seems He is allowing too much pain, but in reality He has a plan for us, and we must be patient and wait.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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Our Country is Divided, Need to Find Ways to Unite

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Things are getting dicey in our country. There is an even divide in our country of far left liberals, and far right conservatives. This is causing strive to our country. Some say there may even be a civil war.

It is sad to see so many people angry and steadfast in their political beliefs. We must understand that we are ONE country and should do everything to unify.

Suggestions??? Comments below.

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I have been having health issues lately. I mean I have been seeing doctors almost every day. Not fun, but I am strong in believing God will take care of me. He knows my aliments, He knows my needs. He loves me, and will be there for me.

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How about you? Are you battling ailments daily? Do you wonder if God cares? Of course He does. he made you in His own image. The cows aren’t in His image. The birds are not in his image. Only you are.

Be faithful and He will protect you.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up.

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