Wednesday, April 18, 2012

They're At It Again

***Michelle Obama is making Barack into a Jesus-like figure again - remember the 2008 campaign? The man was the Messiah, gonna save the country! Check this out.

"I am so in," Michelle Obama said toward the end of her remarks. "I am going to be working so hard. We have an amazing story to tell. This president has brought us out of the dark and into the light."

Um, details please? I honestly can't think of one good thing Obama has done while in office. Anything positive that has happened was begun by George W. Bush, such as the killing of bin Laden. These people really are delusional.

***Jay Leno even gets it:

 Jay Leno: "President Obama released his tax returns. It turns out he made $900,000 less in 2011 than he did in 2010. You know what that means? Even Obama is doing worse under President Obama."

***Harry Reid shuts down budget process. This is a flagrant violation of federal law. The Republicans need to start howling, loudly, about this.

***This is good news: Appeals court upholds Arizona's voter ID law.

***The heavy price of "Thinspiration."

From the United States to the Philippines, a legion of females have formed a community of bloggers, running and following postings designed to serve as an inspiration to get thin. Thinspiration, or thinspo, blogs are part of a secret, often-times anonymous community of weight-loss aficionados who use the forums to encourage drastic weight loss.
And while the blogs are not new to the dotcom world, there has recently been a proliferation of such sites. Some of the users are diagnosed anorexics and bulimics. They are pro-anorexic (pro-ana) and pro-bulimia (pro-mia) promoters who believe that eating disorders will lead to perfection.

My sister blogs about weight loss (and other things) in her blog.  The difference is, she encourages common sense, doable ways to reach our weight loss goals. The above blogs are just creepy. Check out the whole piece.


***From A Gift of Inspiration:

The Carpenter 

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer/contractor of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his extended family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire. They could get by.
The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end his career.

When the carpenter finished his work and the builder came to inspect the house, the contractor handed the front-door key to the carpenter. "This is your house," he said, "my gift to you."

What a shock! What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently. Now he had to live in the home he had built none too well.

So it is with us. We build our lives in a distracted way, reacting rather than acting, willing to put up less than the best. At important points we do not give the job our best effort. Then with a shock we look at the situation we have created and find that we are now living in the house we have built. If we had realized, we would have done it differently.

Think of yourself as the carpenter. Think about your house. Each day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. Build wisely. It is the only life you will ever build. Even if you live it for only one day more, that day deserves to be lived graciously and with dignity. The plaque on the wall says, "Life is a do-it-yourself project."

Who could say it more clearly? Your life today is the result of your attitudes and choices in the past. Your life tomorrow will be the result of your attitudes and the choices you make today.
Author Unknown

***Romney begins to win over conservatives. He has to. In the long run, though, we all know that while he's not the perfect candidate (there ain't one), he is head and shoulders above Obama. This is a no-brainer.

***Weigh your words. Good advice.

My husband, Mark, and I sat across from a couple who had asked us to mentor them. They rarely had a nice thing to say to one another, reacting impulsively and verbally lashing out. Like so many of us, they struggled with control over their words.
If we're honest, many of us will admit to being irritated by our spouse at times. Our fast-paced, stress-filled lives too easily feed our impatience — causing us to react, rather than respond, to one another.
Scripture clearly defines the power of our words: “Reckless words pierce like a sword” (Proverbs 12:18), and “The tongue has the power of life and death” (Proverbs 18:21).
Because careless words can wound, practicing a little self-control at home is a great way to implement change in our marriage.


***Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway. ~~ John Wayne

***Have a great day!

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