Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day message of rememberance.

I hope that you are all enjoying this wonderful day, Memorial Day, with your families.  A day to relax from work and spend quality fun time with your family.

I hope that you take some time today to remember those who have died and can no longer see them here on Earth.  They lived great and wonderful lives and will be missed.  For we can go and visit them at the cemetary and offer them flowers and good cheer that we will think of them often and will be happy to see them again one day. 

                      HAVE A GREAT MEMORIAL DAY!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Various types of families.

A family is of parents and usually having a brother, sister or being the only sibling.  Then we have cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and grandparents.  Being in this family is by blood. 

Now on the same topic but down a different road.  We have more than just one family.  There is multi families.  I have a family at church, work, friends, enemies, community, national and world.  A family is of a group of people that love each other.  They look after each other, take care of each other, teach each other, play with each other, help each other, be there for each other, etc.  When a national disaster happens do we say to ourselves sorry we can't help you, you are not family.  No, we help them regardless if they are family or not.  Do you treat your neighbors and friends as family or simply as neighbors and friends?  We can have families that are not blood related.  How are we going to cope with the things of this world if we can not help each other? 

In my church family I call everyone by brother or sister for that is what we are taught to call each other.  To me it doesn't have to stop there at the point and just be a title we give each other.  When I call up a friend and say to them I love you brother or I love you sister.  I'm not just saying it for the title of being a brother or sister to them in spiritual sense but,  I want to get beyond that title that we give each other at church.  That I want to actually call them literally brother or sister. 

For we all came down from heaven to this Earth as brothers and sisters wither they be related by blood or not.  For those who have lived on this Earth and died and if they have been good or evil they are my brothers and sisters and they are your brothers and sisters as well. 

I know its a concept hard to grasp at times.  I myself at times forget that concept and judge them and don't see them as a brother or sister.  That is part of being human and the natural man.  If we put off the natural man and see through our new eyes we can see that we are all brothers and sisters trying for the same goal to return to live with our Lord and be eternal with our families.  For I am your brother for eternity. 

Here is a quote that I made up and used it in my posting back in November of last year.  I added a few words at the end that I didn't add earlier. 

In the eternal perspective, we have known each other for eternity and meeting each other here on Earth is a reunion and continuation of our relationship as a brother or sister.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Thanks to the Armed Forces.

For those who are currently serving and who have served in the Armed Forces, thanks!

      Have a great ARMED FORCES DAY!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I am not an Eagle Scout.

Once I was in Boy Scouts and had a great time being in that organization.  I got to be in various leadership positions such as Chaplin's Aid, Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader.  I got to deal with those boys who had a hard time being in the patrol.  For it would seem like they were always being picked on.  I would try my best to comfort them and make them feel like they are part of the troop.  I also got to go on a lot of camping trips throughout the year dealing with rain, snow and the heat of the sun.  I was close to being qualified for Order of the Arrow. 

With all this great talk about being in Boy Scouts I didn't become an Eagle Scout.  I was just one rank away from getting that done.  I still had to do a few more merit badges, an Eagle project and a Board of Review for deciding if I should receive that rank. 

I enjoyed being in the Boy Scouts.  It was a great fun for me.  Even though I was never that Eagle rank I have been told on occasion when I was on my mission and after my mission, that I am an Eagle Scout to them.  Which in that aspect makes me feel good. 

Being an Eagle Scout may give you a great job in the work force but, it won't keep you from going to heaven.  I am sure when the day of judgment comes to face the Lord and review of your life of the things you did in your life, I'm positive that you will not get any less thought of for nor getting that Eagle rank.  For the Lord knows that I tried my best in what I did. 

For those who didn't get that rank of Eagle, don't feel bad about it and if Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts wasn't for you then that is okay.  I still consider you as a great friend to me.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mothers Day is a special day!

Mothers are a great gift from the Lord.  They do numerous things for us here on Earth.
  • Give us birth.
  • Nurture us. 
  • Feed us.
  • Give us love.
  • Care for us especially when we are sick.
  • Worry abut us.
  • Teach us.
  • Pray for us.
  • Cry with us.
  • Rejoice with us.
So this day tell your grandmother, mother and/or wife that you love them and wish them a Happy Mothers Day!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

National Prayer Day observance

This day, Thursday, is considered by the US government a National Day of Prayer.  No matter what religion you follow please take a moment out of your day and say a prayer! This was almost taken away by those who don't want to allow it to happen but, those who wanted to keep it won!  For the Lord gave us this land for a reason.  If we stopped believing and praying to the Lord then our enemies will take us over and use as slaves and torture us. 

Pray for our country, leaders, health, friends, enemies, and anything else you can think of. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Two memorials to remember.

The first memorial I want to talk about is the Titanic.  They were so many people on that ship that died on April 15, 1912.  They were told that it was considered the Unsinkable ship.  That nothing can sink that ship.  Now that I think is a bit prideful that nothing of nature could sink that ship.  Little did they know that on that cold and frightful night when they hit an iceberg that caused great damage to the ship.  They were lacking in life vests and life boats for they thought they were not needed.  Lot of innocent lives died on that day.  I did once a tour that they had in the store several years ago about what it would be like to live on the Titanic.  Then the one room where the Titanic hit the iceberg was a very cold room.  I don't think I would survived in that cold conditions unless I was on one of the life boats.   We should remember that nothing is incapable of nature attacking and bringing death and destruction along its way when us humans fail to realize that.

The second memorial is the Holocaust Memorial remembrance day earlier this week.  Lots of Jews (men, women, and children) during World War II were taken to gas chambers thinking that they were there to get cleaned up and take a shower only realizing that it was their death sentence and they perished for just being different than anyone else.  I went to the Holocaust museum in Washington DC several years ago and yes its a sad place to go just as the memorial of 9/11.  That looking at the pictures and realizing that this cruelty was happening at that time in the world to a group of people just like us Americans to just get on with daily life and be put to death in a cruel way.   We should remember those who have died in this awful way.