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I recently turned the big 5-0 a couple of months ago and what was even more humiliating, was receiving an AARP membership letter in the mail the very next day…Ahhh! Anyway, I have always been a nostalgic-type guy and I have become even more so during the past months.
I usually find myself a few times each day thinking to myself, “just once, I would love to go back in time and do…..” basically, reminding myself of the days or years in my past. It always brings a type of warmth to my heart and a smile to my face thinking of the friends, people, places and activities that... (more)
Have you ever seen or heard about a tragedy and said to yourself, why did God allow THAT to happen? Or maybe things don’t work out the way you expect them throughout your day and again, you find yourself questioning God.
That is the thing about God that a lot of us quite often forget….is that He is GOD and WE are people. His thoughts, mind and understanding is infinite and are FAR above ours, while the minds of we as humans are finite.
The following story is a great illustration which may give you a sense of understanding as to why God does what He does…
Did God create everything that exists? Does evil exist? Did God create evil?
A University professor at a well-known institution of higher learning challenged his students with this question. “Did God create everything that exists?” A student bravely replied, “Yes he did!”
“God created everything?” The professor asked.
“Yes sir, he certainly did,” the student replied.
The professor answered, “If God created everything; then God created evil. And, since evil exists, and according to the principal that our works define who we are, then we can assume God is evil.”... (more)
Time is so importonat and valuable to everyone in todays world. Sometimes we get so invilved with the everyday routines of our lives that we can forget the important things. I found this short story from my friend Karina, at karinasussanto.wordpress.com, that demonstrates a good example of how we should all use our time wisely.
While at the park one day, a woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground. “That’s my son over there,” she said, pointing to a little boy in a red sweater who was gliding down the slide. “He’s a fine looking boy” the man said. “That’s my daughter... (more)
Generally speaking, today’s world is becoming a more and more depressing, discouraging, and sad place to live. People seem to be more selfish than they were years ago and the most important focus in a person’s life is the all-important “me.”
I thought that it would be a good idea to create a blog that focused on people GIVING things to other individuals rather than trying to GET things. So, I decided to collect and share some short stories of love that I found from around the web, family, friends, and other people who contributed stories. It is my hope that... (more)
Please take a moment to digest this provocative article by a Jewish Rabbi from Teaneck, N.J. Rabbi Steven Pruzansky is the spiritual leader of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, New Jersey. It was written a couple of years ago but is still very pertinent for today.
It is far and away the most succinct and thoughtful explanation of how our nation is changing. The article appeared in The Israel National News, and is directed to Jewish readership. 70% of American Jews vote as Democrats. The Rabbi has some interesting comments in that regard.
“The most charitable way of... (more)
One day a girl, Sara, who was fifteen years old, came home from school in a very bad mood. She'd had a fight with her best friend that day and it hadn't turned out well at all.
"Sara!" her mom yelled. "What are you doing? You know to do your chores right when you get home! And you're late!"
"Coming, Mom!" Sara yelled, getting up and stomping towards the kitchen. "What?" she snapped as her mother gave her a stern look, annoyed.
"You'd better straighten up your attitude, young lady," her mom warned, "or you'll be grounded."
"Whatever." Sara began... (more)
There was once an American marvel which was “born” in 1930 and affected millions upon millions of people world-wide each year until it met its untimely end last year. What was the name of this wonderful item? It was called…the Twinkie.
The world was saddened to hear that this popular, tasty treat was going to be discontinued (along with all of the other snacks that were being made from this company) because the Hostess Company had gone bankrupt and would no longer grace us with their little, cream,-filled, golden yellow cakes of white deliciousness.
Well, I have... (more)
I am a 60’s kid. I started watching baseball on the old black and white TV when I was about 7 or 8 years old. The first team that I ever watched was the New York Yankees and from that point on, I was forever a Yankees fan and a baseball fanatic. I tried to learn about as many famous ball players that I could and I loved so many of them.
My all-time favorite baseball player let alone my all-time favorite ATHLETE was “the Iron Horse”, Lou Gehrig…the Hall of Fame first baseman for the Yankees. I remember watching the movie “The Pride of the Yankees”, the Lou Gehrig story,... (more)
It was the 1931 and in the professional baseball world, there was upcoming pitching marvel who had signed with the Chattanooga Lookouts, the Class AA team of the New York Yankees.
There were a few things about Jackie that made this person a VERY special baseball player. The first exceptional thing was that Jackie was not a HE but a SHE!!! She was one of the first professional FEMALE baseball players and she was only 17 years old! At one point during the season she actually struck out 9 players in a row.
Her real “claim to fame” was when the... (more)