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This is my Testimony; how I dedicated my life to God

By Betty B., published on Dec 8, 2011

I have known most of my life that God gave us all a free will,

we all have choices and the people that wronged me had a choice to..and they chose to do what they did..

I'll start here with this and its long so bare with me..

God says to honor and obey your parents..I think I have respected them pretty much since I was 18, but have had a few falls before that..

My dad was a mig welder as I was growing up..he provided for us all just fine, food, clothes, bills and he use to take us fishing alot as kids..

Later I remember dad drinking alot and coming home... (more)

Tags: family, love, bible, heaven, living, pray

Letter to my older Sister Didi who is suffering from cancer.

By Uttam Gill, published on Dec 4, 2011

... that everything is not well? It is so suffocating. I never knew that our lives would change so much. The lost of our younger sister in 1986 and thereafter demise of our mother1999 and then the death of daddy caused unbearable agonies to us. The shocking experiences conspired to disintegrate the family from six members to three.

The capricious vaults of my conscious mind so foolishly weaved the wishful tapestry of life and I couldn’t foresee the consequential crises, which may befall on us. And this I understood only when I got a call from you those doctors detected cancer. Initially ... (more)

Tags: family, god, life, cancer, faith, brother, sister

One Day of His Life

By NickieNorth, published on Nov 20, 2011

The little boy sits by the ocean. He can hear the waves crashing against the shore, he can smell the salt in the air. The sun sets, and he hears distant cries of seagulls as they descend upon a huge school of fish somewhere out there. His father takes him by the hand and they head home in the dwindling daylight.

As they open the door at home, the first smell that hits his nostrils is the smell of his mother´s homemade pecan pie. He smiles as he imagines sinking his teeth into that first piece, and he hurries to get out of his shoes and jacket. In his hurry, he drops the jacket on the... (more)

Tags: family, life, sea

Never Fear to Say Your Name

By Notumbus Bumbus, published on Nov 15, 2011

...our shores.

Bridges may be built, or ships cross slowly

Between rocky coastlines, a ferry to carry us

Closer to home, stories to fill these missing years

With something akin to forgiveness.

What made us both is different than what shaped

Who we’ve become. That is where our work lies;

That is the path we tread to arrive at a destination

We might call healing, or resolution of past agonies.

Or, we might simply, finally, call it family,

And go where that small ship

Carries us next.

11/11/10

NB

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Tags: family, #creative

The Problem With Divorce

By Felicia Stevenson, published on Nov 14, 2011

There was a time when divorce was taboo. It brought shame upon the family, it was inconceivable. Now, it's so common that people are not only no longer shocked by the news, they aren't even really surprised.

In a sense, this may be a good thing. How many women stayed in horrible marriages where they were beaten and mistreated because getting a divorce was unseen, and they would have had no means to survive. At least today, no woman (or man) is trapped in such an awful situation. Well, in North America, anyway. The conditions in which women of Iran and other such countries live... (more)

Tags: marriage, family, relationships, divorce, life, weddings

Military Family Life - Tip # 53

By While You Were Away, published on Nov 10, 2011

...or differences when all put together. A fun way to mark these is by keeping a daily log. It doesn't have to be more than a sentence a day - it can just be a couple of words to tell about something that happened, didn't happen, made your mouth drop open, made you cry or laugh. When your family member returns you can help to fill in the gaps and trigger your own memories using the log.

Tips:

* Create a couple of sentence starters (If you were here you would have ..., I wish you could have seen _________ today..., You would have laughed so hard ... (more)

Tags: family, life, military, change, military family life, daily logs

The Bogeyman Myth of the Hateful Bigot

By Thom Hunter, published on Oct 27, 2011

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. Luke 23:34

I have been told the church was mostly silent on that day. Evidence of my ongoing struggle with homosexuality was presented, a vote was taken and I was declared unfit to be a member and removed for the destruction of my soul. I was not there that night, but instead was angry and alone in the darkening end of a long and frightening day, as they proclaimed me unworthy of them. Oh . . . my soul. And all that is within me.

I have not seen, in the... (more)

Tags: christianity, jesus, gay, family, love, adultery, homosexuality, hate, faith, grace, prayer, bigotry, sexuality, lgbt, sexual addiction, ex-gay, ministry, pornography addiction

My Future Letter of Retirement

By Miranda, published on Oct 27, 2011

...would carry over into your adult lives and your dorms, apartments or homes would not be a pig pen hit by a tornado. I have tried to teach you about money, credit, budgets and how to shop smart. I have tried to instill community pride and an urge to volunteer for your community, school, family and programs that you feel strongly about. I have tried my best to explain civic duty and how to encourage others to follow the rules. I have done my best to raise you all to be a productive member of today's society. I have laughed with you, cried with you, screamed with and AT you. I hope ... (more)

Tags: humor, family, creative writing

Giving of a Name

By l0oree, published on Oct 16, 2011

Doreen meaning: Gift from God

My birth Grandma's name Dora Willamina means Gift protector.

My birth mom's name Till ora Henrietta means prayed for home ruler.

My ex husband named our son. I had no choice of our baby's first name. My son's father was not present at his first son's birth. He had driven a big truck. When he arrived at the hospital, his wife at the time had already given their first-born son a name. So, compassionate as I am, let ex husband totally decide our son's name. I could not imagine the pain it must be not given the choice to name your first-born child.

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Tags: child, family, psychology, names, gift, mom

Parents with Children Should Read This - Social sites

By william2233, published on Oct 8, 2011

I’m cluing you in on a dilemma on children mis-using MySpace and Facebook that could be dangerous. It’s happening every where including in the U.S.A..

I’ve been noticing that today’s kids are trying to get attention by using social networks. How do I know this? Both my children were involved as well.

My daughter at age 13 had her friend make her site for her. Problem

She had her address and phone number listed, and my phone would ring from places states away. She had her age set for 27! Not 13, results she was getting messages from people with very bad foul... (more)

Tags: family, children, parent warnings

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