Month: April 2016

GOP Primaries

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I can’t believe all of the shenanigans going on in the country revolving around the GOP primaries.   I can’t believe all of the nonsense about “stopping” this candidate or that candidate.  It seems like just supporting your own favorite candidate would be less destructive to the party.   I myself am not a big Trump fan,  I have my reservations and so I have from day 1 supported Ted Cruz but if (when) Trump becomes the GOP candidate then I will definitely support Trump. 

Do the people threatening not to vote if Trump gets the nod really want to put Hillary in office? I wouldn’t want to align myself to the Hollywood crowd and the Main Stream Media who are just as intent on destroying the moral values in our country as they are to destroy Christianity.  

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Billy Graham Quote – we all need to read and heed!

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“Many people ask, what is integrity? It means a person is the same on the inside as he or she claims to be on the outside. A man of integrity can be trusted. He is the same person alone in a hotel room a thousand miles from home as he is at work or in his community or with his family. We have seen the tragic results of moral breakdown and shattered trust in people – from leaders in business and government to well-known sports figures, to husbands, wives, and families and, yes, even the church. The erosion of basic moral and spiritual values seems to be getting more serious at every level of society…It’s easy to point the finger at prominent people accused of corruption. We can easily see their sins and the results. But a careful look reveals that the same poison of self-gratification and greed exists in our hearts as well. We all make decisions based on what we truly believe. Many people today wonder if there is absolute truth. They say there is only perspective, that truth is whatever you perceive it to be; whatever works for you. If that is the case, then there is no right or wrong, only differing opinions, and one is as good as another. But God’s standard is expressed in the Bible, and the ultimate example of that standard is Jesus Christ. Jesus said, ‘You will know the truth and the truth will set you free’ (John 8:32). When we live by this truth, we possess integrity…I believe integrity can be restored to a society one person at a time. The choice belongs to each of us.” – Billy Graham

Thought For The Day–April 27

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Just saw this on Facebook and I like it so much I want to share with everyone.  This was posted by someone that goes to a church I have been going to (Waterford Weslyan)

Knights21 Thought for the Day

“We have more in common with every person we meet than we realize. I laugh, I love, I hope, I try, I hurt, I need, I fear, I cry. And I am certain that you, everyone for that matter, do the same things, too. So, we’re really not that different, are we? Launch into your day determined to focus on the things that you have in common with everyone you meet, and not the few things that may make them seem different. That is the most reliable way to connect with another in a meaningfull way!”
Steve Sabol
Knights of the 21st Century

Yogi-isms

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When you come to a fork in the road, take it

We made too many wrong mistakes.

You can observe a lot by watching.

The future ain’t what it used to be.

Nobody goes there anymore; it’s too crowded.

You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.

How can you think and hit at the same time?

I tell the kids, somebody’s gotta win, somebody’s gotta lose. Just don’t fight about it. Just try to get better.

Even Napoleon had his Watergate.

It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.

It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.


You don’t have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it’ll go.

He also said “I didn’t say all the things I said”

You Never Realize What You Have Until It’s Lost

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From BLOG “Sincerely Reine”

I liked this posting so much I wanted to share it with the world. . . . . OK I realize not many people actually read my blog but hey those that do will like this one from Reine. . .

I have this friend whom I’ve known since about 7th grade. I was still living in Canada, and we weren’t that close then, but ever since I moved I feel like our friendship got stronger. There were my other friends from Canada also, who I talked to from time to time last year, but slowly they all started to fade away and Ariel ( not her real name ) was the only one who stuck with me. We talk everyday. She tells me about her day, and I tell her about mine. We’re on very different time zones, but somehow we make it work.

Then there’s yesterday, when we were talking on snapchat (snapchat is an app where you send photos with words on them, basically like texting except there always has to be a picture). I saw her view my snaps, and she wouldn’t reply back. She did reply twice, but it was just a blank black picture with no words. I was really worried that I did something that made her  angry at me but today, I texted her and it was like nothing had happened. We had our normal conversation and everything went back to normal. I didn’t ask her about why she was ignoring me… yet.

Looking back, I was worried for absolutely no reason. It’s situations like these that make you realize how much someone can mean to you. I’m thankful that Ariel stuck with me and became one of my best friends. Now that I’m talking about it, I’m realizing that there is a lot of people out there that mean a lot to me, but they don’t necessarily know that. Appreciate your friends, your family and those who care about you because you might never realize what you have until it’s lost.
All the love

reine

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How to keep kids from leaving the church

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This is my post from a group I belong to for the Waterford Weslyan Church.

Sorry for being first to post again and I promise I will edit out a lot of the notes I have been making but here goes. . .
How do we keep kids from falling away from the church? I’ve been making a lot of notes on this since I saw the video and the more I think about it the more complex the answer tends to be. This is just so complicated that I don’t think there is a one size fits all answer to this. I can only give a few examples of my childhood that I believe helped me over the years.
I was fortunate that both my Mom and Dad were active in our church and watching how they lived and treated people was certainly a big plus for me. I do think it is important that kids are exposed to church activities as much as possible; I remember going to our churches monthly covered dish or spaghetti suppers where we were around Christians of all shapes and sizes. I helped my dad most Saturdays take care of the church lawn and gardens; a simple thing but it teaches you how to serve the church and God.
When I was being shipped to Utapao Thailand in 1967 one of my moms relatives (Rev Thomas P. Dean) presented me with a small pocket New Testament and while I may not have always read it – I carried it with me wherever I went and still have it to this day and I take it out and thumb through it. It is little things like this that plant these tiny seeds somewhere in the back of your mind that help our faith journey.
Sometimes just being around the right mix of people makes a big difference. I remember when a group of men were talking after church and Manual Beito said to my dad “Henry, I’m a Cuban and you’re a Cracker and we are going to be friends”. That was the beginning of a lifelong friendship.
These are just some miscellaneous thoughts. I hope I haven’t bored everyone.

It Seems To Me

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Just a short thought.   Watching ISIS and the Muslims disrupting countries around the world with little or no effort because the cancer of Socialism and Liberalism has spread around the Globe and politicians and world leaders are basically sitting back while their countries are destroyed.   It just occurred to me that if countries of the world back in 1930 and 1940 had been so badly governed that Hitler would not have been stopped and would have probably taken over most if not all of the Globe.

What I am saying is that the politicians in our country and around the world have to get their heads out of their respective asses and it has to happen really soon before we reach the tipping point.