Category Archives: faith

give thanks

 

Don't let the sun go down on your grievances
Don’t let the sun go down on your grievances (Photo credit: kevin dooley)

“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.” -Tecumseh

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two paths

This video was made by Memphis police officer Timothy Warren:

On Sunday, July 3rd 2011, Timothy Warren bypassed roll call and rushed to respond to a “shots fired” call at a Memphis hotel, where a gunman shot him in the head in a stairwell.

“He loved his job,” said his best friend, Jerome Gray. “He told me: ‘I’d give my life for my fellow officers.’ And that’s what he did.”

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Google People Finder for the Earthquake/Tsunami

http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/?lang=en

Talk about a fast and generous move from GOOGLE.

Share this tool to anyone/everyone who may be affected whether Japan, Hawaii, Cali or where ever

http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/?small=yes&lang=en


	

Good Luck, Bad Luck. Who knows?

Talisman/Omamori/Good Luck Charm
Image by timtak via Flickr

The Chinese farmer

There is a Chinese story of an old farmer who had an old horse for tilling his fields. One day the horse escaped into the hills and, when all the farmer’s neighbours sympathised with the old man over his bad luck, the farmer replied, ‘Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?’

A week later the horse returned with a herd of wild horses from the hills and this time the neighbours congratulated the farmer on his good luck. His reply was, ‘Good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?’

Then, when the farmer’s son was attempting to tame one of the wild horses, he fell off its back and broke his leg. Everyone thought this very bad luck. Not the farmer, whose only reaction was, ‘Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?’

Some weeks later the army marched into the village and conscripted every able-bodied youth they found there. When they saw the farmer’s son with his broken leg they let him off. Now was that good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?

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giving a sister some credit

I like to give the “fairer but not necessiarly weaker” sex credit when it’s due. Check out this womans blog:

http://www.faliaphotography.com/

Don’t let the title of her blog fool ya. She knows a lot more than just photography. Check out her YouTube channel while you are at it.

FYI she built that 14.5″ BCM Midlegnth herself. Don’t think for a minute that women don’t know their stuff when it comes to this sort of thing simply because they are women.

Jeanne Assam is someone you would want around when the bullets start flying.

http://www.policeone.com/off-duty/articles/3297401-Jeanne-Assam-It-was-me-the-gunman-and-God/?fb_ref=homepage

When I connected with PoliceOne Columnist Dan Marcou for this column, he told me, “Jeanne Assam was quoted after her gunfight with a killer at the New Life Church as saying, ‘It seemed like it was me, the gunman and God.’ Maybe that is because Jeanne is exactly what potential victims in this attack needed — and possibly even desperately prayed for that day in church. They prayed for an armed, honorable gunfighter and she was an answer to that prayer. By ‘riding to the sound of guns,’ Jeanne Assam succeeded in bringing ‘New Life’ to those persons at that church by engaging an armed gunman in a gunfight and thereby sending a hater to his ultimate judgment.”

how can I be angered?

Titlepage of an 1811 edition of Meditations by...
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EVERY morning repeat to thyself: I shall meet I with a busybody, an ingrate, and a bully; with treachery, envy, and selfishness. All these vices have fallen to their share because they know not good and evil. But I have contemplated the nature of the good, and seen that it is the beautiful; of evil, and seen that it is deformity; of the sinner, and seen that it is kindred to my own kindred, not because he shares the same flesh and blood and is sprung from the same seed, but because he partakes of the same reason and the same spark of divinity. How then can any of these harm me? For none can involve me in the shameful save myself. Or how can I be angered with my kith and kin, or cherish hatred towards them? –MARCUS AURELIUS ANTONINUS

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