United States of America Veterans and Service Men ( We Remember and Salute You!)

Thru the Bifocals of my Life

For You, our Veterans and Service Men, who have sacrificed so much, to ensure our continued safety here on American soil and in foreign lands.

I Salute You!

For the times you were weary, and bloodied from the battles that you fought; knowing your only refuge was in God’s Grace Filled Hands.

I Salute You!

For the times you never let America down,  and served diligently, always prepared to live and die for the ultimate stand.

I Salute You!

The minuscule words of “Thank You”, could not hold the meaning of your service nor, should you never misunderstand.

How indebted America is to you, and your family. For no greater love is there, than to lay down your life for another.

And yet, you give your life freely for millions of unknown American sisters and brothers.

I Salute You!

God Bless You and God Bless America!

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My President Saddens Me (Thinks He Knows Churches)

President Obama, once again, has shown his lack of knowledge with what is happening in America. The other day our President decided to deflect the problems of this nation onto another group of Americans.  He said the churches should stop focusing on abortion, and start focusing on the poverty.

Maybe he is subconsciously telling that he does know the real problems in America.  Yet, since our President, has no idea of how to fix it; he and his constituents lead the nation down another path. The easier path to nowhere!

Because you have to ask, “When was the last time you were in a Christian church, Mr. President?”

“And were you there to worship God and join in with the numerous groups who do feed the poor of their communities?”

“How can you make a statement concerning the actions of churches, when you have no clue as to what goes on in Christian churches?”

You see, Mr. President, Senators, and Representatives; the problems you have created in this country have become so enormous that the churches do not have a large enough mop to clean them up!

And once again, I come back to my biggest disappointment in our President.  Here was a man who had the opportunity to bring fruition to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s dream. And instead, he chose to do the exact opposite! Maybe that is the legacy he desired to leave behind. America in ashes.

As disappointed as I am in our President and elected representatives, they can’t take all of the blame. Because we, the people, chose them to be our leaders! Americans wake up, our country is drowning!

Probably one of our last chances to turn this country around is going to be the next elections. I do not believe there is one politician who is running, who is worthy of the position!  Stop electing career politicians.

I do believe there is one ordinary man, who would do the job.  Because he is not in it for his own personal gain and does not need it to be his career.  When I go to vote, it will be for Dr. Ben Carson and the others who throw in with him! He may not be a politician, but he truly cares for America and Americans.

So here I go again…America needs a revival! And the best place to start one, is in our churches! We have to walk the walk anew, and stop talking about it.

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Mother’s Day and Proverbs 31

I decided to read Proverbs 31 today in celebration of Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday.  Proverbs 31 is a mother telling her son, a King, what he should look for in a wife. At the end of it, the verses 31:10-31, are called “The Hymn to a Good Wife.”

Now, a lot of people will say a Proverbs 31 woman is archaic. When I was younger, I am sure I would have felt the same way.  But now the wisdom of age and the entrance of Jesus Christ in my life, assures me it is not!

No, we can not nor will we ever reach perfection in our behavior. Being a Proverbs 31 woman is not about that, but about love for her marriage, her home, her family, and God. And the ways she demonstrates with her actions this love.

Yet I can’t help to wonder, what the world would be like today if we had more Proverbs 31 women and less of the worldly women?

Well, I found a website  by a younger Woman of Christ and I think it is important to share with you. Because her site brings a Proverbs 31 woman into the 21st century! Her name is Melissa Ringstaff and her website is http://www.avirtuouswoman.org. She has a list of the 10 Virtues of a Proverbs 31 Woman, written in today’s time.  You can go to her site and download it for free.

10 Virtues of a Proverbs 31 Woman

by Melissa Ringstaff

1. Faith – A Virtuous Woman serves God with all of her heart, mind, and soul. She seeks His will for her life and follows His ways. (Proverbs 31: 26, Proverbs 31: 29 – 31, Matthew 22: 37, John 14: 15, Psalm 119: 15

2. Marriage – A Virtuous Woman respects her husband. She does him good all the days of her life. She is trustworthy and a helpmeet. (Proverbs 31: 11- 12, Proverbs 31: 23, Proverbs 31: 28, 1 Peter 3, Ephesians 5, Genesis 2: 18)

3.  Mothering – A Virtuous Woman teaches her children the ways of her Father in heaven. She nurtures her children with the love of Christ, disciplines them with care and wisdom, and trains them in the way they should go. (Proverbs 31: 28, Proverbs 31: 26, Proverbs 22: 6, Deuteronomy 6, Luke 18: 16)

4. Health – A Virtuous Woman cares for her body. She prepares healthy food for her family. (Proverbs 31: 14 – 15, Proverbs 31: 17, 1 Corinthians 6: 19, Genesis 1: 29, Daniel 1, Leviticus 11)

5. Service – A Virtuous Woman serves her husband, her family, her friends, and her neighbors with a gentle and loving spirit. She is charitable. (Proverbs 31: 12, Proverbs 31: 15, Proverbs 31: 20, 1 Corinthians 13: 13)

6. Finances – A Virtuous Woman seeks her husband’s approval before making purchases and spends money wisely. She is careful to purchase quality items which her family needs. (Proverbs 31: 14, Proverbs 31: 16, Proverbs 31: 18, 1 Timothy 6: 10, Ephesians 5: 23, Deuteronomy 14: 22, Numbers 18: 26)

7.  Industry – A Virtuous Woman works willingly with her hands. She sings praises to God and does not grumble while completing her tasks. (Proverbs 31: 13, Proverbs 31: 16, Proverbs 31: 24, Proverbs 31: 31, Philippians 2: 14)

8. Homemaking – A Virtuous Woman is a homemaker. She creates an inviting atmosphere of warmth and love for her family and guests. She uses hospitality to minister to those around her. (Proverbs 31: 15, Proverbs 31: 20 – 22, Proverbs 31: 27, Titus 2: 5, 1 Peter 4: 9, Hebrews 13: 2)

9. Time – A Virtuous Woman uses her time wisely. She works diligently to complete her daily tasks. She does not spend time dwelling on those things that do not please the Lord. (Proverbs 31: 13, Proverbs 31: 19, Proverbs 31: 27, Ecclesiastes 3, Proverbs 16: 9, Philippians 4:8 )

10. Beauty – A Virtuous Woman is a woman of worth and beauty. She has the inner beauty that only comes from Christ. She uses her creativity and sense of style to create beauty in her life and the lives of her loved ones. (Proverbs 31: Proverbs 31: 21 – 22, Proverbs 31: 24 -25, Isaiah 61: 10, 1 Timothy 2: 9, 1 Peter 3: 1 – 6)

happy mother's day