Individuals exist without purpose and direction

“We are not moving forward. We’re falling behind. There appears to be a heightened hostility between the earth & its inhabitants.

There has been no dramatic change in human thought or practice. We’re regressing. Returning again to what was as human history repeats itself. Without the constant of light or truth to guide us, we’ve again made ourselves the measure of everything, and in the process lost our way.

For far too long we’ve made choices that served only the immediate and forgot legacy. We as a society are in a slow and steady collapse. Families are fragmented, nations are divided, government and financial institutions are crumbling. Creation is not well. There is only one hope of light coming from this darkness. People must choose to live for something more than the immediate.

This world has contracted and shrunk proportionately as the multiple levels of communication technology have expanded. There is so much noise and yet little clarity.

While we are advancing on many fronts, much ground has been lost on others. As the world accelerates, it’s very core has become unstable. There is no safe base. No place of peace and quiet where all activity stops. We are playing worldwide games with no fail-safe. Games without rules or boundaries are fun only for bullies.

The human soul is sick and lonely . We’ve been entertained for so long by the unreal and untrue, nothing truly real moves us. Atrocities no longer break our hearts as long as we are safe. We may get angry, but then it fades. Children are growing up in atmospheres so hardened they have no capacity for remorse or regret.

Individuals exist without purpose and direction because there is nothing greater in their lives than themselves. There is no compass pointing to the true North. Truth is relative as we walk in circles, unable to find our center.

It is hard to find something bigger we can count on. We fear there are no powers that cannot be corrupted and no leader who does not lie.

Center gives perspective. Center is the anchor. It controls the activity swirling around it like the eye of a storm. For far too long, men and women have been off center with no safe base.

The enemy (satan) has always been an expert at twisting and perverting truth in order to divert mankind from the path of life. He does not want us walking toward light and truth, and repeatedly coerces us with deceptive half-truths that push us toward the way of death and darkness. Without God’s clear directives, we could find ourselves wandering aimlessly on paths of destruction.

We will find ourselves on pathways of deception anytime we accept a lie as truth. We find ourselves wandering the ways of darkness whenever we refuse the counsel of God’s timeless wisdom and spurn it as irrelevant to our day or not applicable to our unique situations. It is foolish to think every path brings you to life, because surely if there is a way of life, then there is a way of death.

  • Righteous paths lead to greater places of illumination.
    Our current culture confirms that our present course has led us into ways of increasing darkness. This reveals that the path we now tread is bent toward destruction.”
    ~~~~~Lisa Bevere, Fight Like A Girl

Help Fight Hunger!

Help Fight Hunger
1 in 5 children in America struggle with hunger, and when school lets out for the summer millions of children might not know where their next meal will come from. Many children depend on the breakfast/lunch received at school and others depend on weekend nourishments from the backpack buddy program offered to many schools for their students, provided by churches and other civic groups in their area coming together to meet nutritional/hunger needs.

In June, July and August help support those in need by purchasing the Classic Round-Up from the Heart® Trivets.
$2 from each $5 Trivet purchased will be contributed to Feeding America® to help provide meals to those in need. 4 of the $5 trivets = $8 to Feeding America = 72 meals being provided through the local food banks.

The trivets make beautiful wall art/decor for the kitchen, nice gifts for any occasion, and are the perfect protection for the countertop or table for your hot dishes. You can order from my website or inbox me.
http://new.pamperedchef.com/pws/getyvonne/guest-landing/8874183834779 , if local to me, this link the items can be shipped to the host/which the order will come to my house & I can get imageyour order to you.

If not local to me, you can use the same link but be sure to click the tab to have shipped to your address. If in doubt about shipping to your address through the online show, you can inbox me or type in the URL, www.pamperedchef.biz/getyvonne to place an individual order, not part of a show order, which will automatically ship to your home.

Remember, the food bank in your own backyard/county will be depleted during the summer months with all meals-breakfast, lunch, and dinner- dependent on the food banks because schools are not supplying the children their first two meals of the day. By placing the individual order if you’re outside Lenoir County, the money will go to the Feeding America Food Bank in your county! Order as many as you would like of any or all the trivets to help the children have sufficient food this summer!

Cool and Unique?

Do you know of a school doing something you think is cool and unique? Post something “cool & unique” or being done for the first time in your school this year? Let others hear all about it….

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” — Emilie Buchwald

Children, who are read to, allowed to experience books as babies, toddlers, and preschoolers normally love to read. My grandchildren love books. I believe in part it is because the oldest looked at books and thought she was highlighting books when her Mom was in nursing school, reading, reading, and reading. She and her husband also read to her. The youngest is now 4 looking at books because she sees her older sister, 7, reading all the time–books and downloads from her Kindle.  A seven year old reading on a 5th and 6th grade level is pretty amazing to me. Reading introduced at an early age can introduce children to a world of knowledge. The more you read, the more you will know, and the more you know, the further you will go.

Check out the books at the link below. http://www.myubam.com/ecommerce/main.asp?sid=S3518&gid=143244148

You will surely find books your child will love to read.

Oh while there, don’t forget to check out the photo contest…..deadline is May 24, 2012

http://www.usbornebooksandmore.com/pdf/Get%20Caught%20Reading%20Flyer2012.pdf photo