FOR FEBRUARY 2016
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ending Sunday, February 28th, 2016
I totally forgot this was a leap year! LOL. How sad
is that given my birthday was last week :) Maybe because I
am so focused on Politics lately. Speaking of which I will
go ahead and give you my views about the election. A lot of
people are being a bit naive and have not done their research
on what is going on with Washington.
take Marco Rubio. A JUNIOR Senator from Florida who missed
more Senate votes than anyone else in the Senate.
EVER! Even more than Obummer I think. Guess who finished second?
You guessed it, Ted Cruz. These two JUNIOR Senators with ZERO
accomplishments can't do their OWN job and yet they think
they are qualified to hold the highest office in the world?
Give me a break.
you have Kasich and Carson who I like but they don't have
enough traction. On the Dumbocrat side, you have a Socialist
(Communist) and a Career Liar. Benghazi, Email Server, Clinton
Foundation. Not to mention all the donors, lobbyist and special
interest that pay her $250k for a bland speech as well as
her taking money from Goldman Sachs and other donor who will
DEMAND she bring in more illegal immigrants, more H1B visas,
etc. What is her accomplishments as secretary of state? NONE!
an election year. I hope Trump wins. Not because I enjoy his
rhetoric. I don't. He's not the most stately candidate, but
he does prove that we are sick and tired of voting in Politicians
who do absolutely NOTHING! The GOP has both the Senate and
the House and yet did not stop any of Obama's executive actions.
Amnesty was stopped by the STATES, not by the GOP. On top
of that they voted to fund Amnesty and Planned Parenthood.
Look, I know they do some good for women, if they stop funding
abortions then I say FUND THEM! But as a Conservative Christian,
I do not think that other than rape or incest should abortion
be allowed. There are plenty of accidental parents NOT accidental
I am getting over a chest cold though I did get to spend some
time with the love of my life today so no matter what happened,
it was a great week! Hope you all had a great week and we'll
find out what happened to our Pastor soon. DOH!
ending Sunday, February 21st, 2016
birthday weekend, aside from being SICK! LOL
I had a great week with my family. Well, it was Friday
and I went down to Sebring to help my sister out, get my taxes
done then worked 1/2 day from there. After that we went to
Codys (my favorite place to eat in See-boring). After a great
dinner with loved ones I had to drive home and get some work
done. Saturday I picked up one of the kids and drove them
home, got the car washed, got some chores done then tried
to rest. Which I did rest a lot yesterday but STILL tired.
"its my birthday and I'll cry if I want to!" Well,
not really. I am indeed SICK but got to spend time with my
love and the kids and watch "Risen". It was OK.
Good biblical story and some of it mirrors the Bible but a
lot does not. If you are familiar with the text (and yes,
I read it a lot) I can easily pick out what is correct and
what is not. One thing is for sure, my love loves and me and
she definitely spoils me far more than I deserve!
only other thing I want to say this week is I have been praying
constantly for the Freeze
family that God reaches out and touches thm.
There is no fix, no band-aid that will cure this. And regardless
of why she chose to make that decision, all we can do now
is support the family. We cannot change the past or the result,
but we can lift them up and show them that God's plan for
them is greater than their own.
you have a great rest of your Sunday. God bless you all!
ending Sunday, February 14th, 2016
news from my Virginia family...
I don't know how to explain this. It's completely
baffling how someone can tear down such a beautiful young
woman and family member. There's nothing I can do or say tot
he family that will ease the pain. Losing a loved one is terrible
and the grief sometimes unbearable. No psychologist, no amount
of money, no sympathy or love can heal the wounds. They will
still be there forever. Like a flesh wound, the bleeding will
stop but the pain and scars simply last forever.
is the case for the "family" in Virginia, the Freezes.
Look, they are not "blood" family but to me, blood
isn't what defines a family. Relationships do. I have two
class of relationships. Acquaintances and Family. That's how
I lump them. If we just talk once a year or every couple of
years, not really family. That is more of an acquaintance.
Someone you know but not very well. My family on the other
side, are people I talk to often, we have a relationship and
when that occurs that means FAMILY to me.
is how I look at Brent and Kim Freeze. They were so good to
me when I was working in Virginia and they treated me as part
of their family. As sad as I was to leave their company it
was the right decision for me. But I still love them and they
Wednesday morning they lost their daughter, Payton. How she
died is not important. What is important is WHY. And that
was bullying from schoolmates. This girl did not deserve the
torture she was subjected to at school. She was fun, funny
and very smart girl who had the entire rest of her life to
do great things. That was cut short by the pressure on her
from bullies. I simply cannot fathom what I would do if that
was my child -- I have no idea if I could go on either. God
has great plans for us all, we need to trust in Him at all
we do not understand what He does, that will become more clear
when we meet him at the gates. Until then, we need to rely
on our faith in Him, in friends and family to get by this
tragedy and do the best we can do. I will be flying to DC
Wednesday to make the services. There was no way I could not
be there at least in support, let them know I love them and
try to be there for them emotionally. That is really all that
I can do.
the few people that read this (look my blog is definitely
not prime-time material) I ask you to pray for the FREEZE
family. Everyone, pray for the family. For healing, for understanding,
that God will comfort them in their time of loss. They have
a purpose in life and I pray the same. To give them a reason
to try and bring something positive for them out of this dark
time. Nothing can replace Payton. She is irreplaceable.
my love to the Freeze family. We are here for you in whatever
we can be.
ending Sunday, February 7th, 2016
Woah? Where has all the time gone? I'm way past mid
life now and looking back on all the things I have accomplished,
none of which was ever possible without God, I feel so grateful
and blessed every single day I wake up. Now, I have not been
feeling spectacular and am going to get checked out next week.
It's been bugging me for a few weeks now. This happened back
in the summer and they said I was fine, but I need to get
checked out again to be sure (it was $800.00 out of my pocket
know God has my back on everything. He has blessed me far
more than I have ever deserved. In fact, the only thing I
deserve is death and eternal fire. But He is a loving and
forgiving God and I know that no matter what His plans are
for me, they are good. So I pray about my health and especially
my Aunt who is facing cancer. So far she is the only one I
know of in our family that has ever had it so I can only pray
for her as well. She's a good person and He knows that.
am on call this week and have gotten called four times already
this week. It's worth it as they pay me well and I love my
job so I can only keep my head to the grindstone and try to
do the best job I can do and let God take care of the rest.
but short weekend with the family. Tyler's birthday is the
15th so HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY TYLER!!! It's also the Superbowl
weekend so I am watching that. That is about it for the weekend.
Brief but of substance. Hope everyone is doing well and I
will check in with you next week!