I love the new year. Beginnings are always positive to me. What lies ahead and how to make it better…such promise and hope!
Monthly Archives: December 2012
Happy New Year to all…!
holidays are special days although somehow hard to attend in full…holidays blue…holidays joy…blue for painful remembrances, joy for the openess to life…blue because I can not stay like in my childhood…I miss my father, my mother and other so lovely ones…it’s not a mattter of belief in Christmas or joyous new year, but trust in love working…the work of love builds bridges, builts for stay for a while, stay for some time, inhabits as a home, appreciate as a house, just stay alive in as any city shall be…builts for just living in peace…walking at the shoppingcenter I sense the joy in any child, and some adults too…I sense a sense of a big family…there’s some sweet agitation and excitment…also some blue…I sense a speed walk to buy…and I also do my purchases, however, the most important gift is love…money can not buy love…money can not buy emotional honesty…money can not buy…
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By Tom Quiner
Jimmy threatened to hurt his mom.
He was the son of a family friend. I changed the name, even though Jimmy and his folks are long gone.
I don’t know what his condition was, other than he was mentally ill. When he was an adult, his parents were forced to turn him away out of personal safety for the mom. He had threatened her. For the record, Jimmy’s mom was a wonderful woman.
It tore her up to boot him out of the house.
She and her husband didn’t know what else to do. There was no place for Jimmy. Back in the 50s and 60s, the ACLU forced changes in our mental health laws which released people from mental institutions who had been involuntarily committed. Many of those “freed” from these institutions ended up as members of the growing homeless class. Many ended up in our…
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From Charles Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook”
Men as Men; God as God
I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass; and forgettest the Lord thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? And where is the fury of the oppressor? (Isaiah 51:12-13)
Let the text itself be taken as the portion for today. There is no need to enlarge upon it. Trembling one, read it, believe it, feed on it, and plead it before the Lord. He whom you fear is only a man after all; while He who promises to comfort you is God, your…
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