When God Seems Idle

This post is a true gift!

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I read the most disturbing, kind of hilarious thing today.

According to TIME Magazine, the human attention span is officially lower than a goldfish’s.

8 seconds, ya’ll: the average human attention span.

WHAT!?

I believe it. When I get restless, I am quick as a whip to pull out my phone or fill my time with whatever is right in front of me. With convenient entertainment increasing, there is always something for us to turn to when we are in a funk.

This inability to focus may seem obvious when it to our everyday lives, but how do you think it rubs off onto our spiritual lives?  When we find ourselves in a season of wandering, I am willing to bet these distracted tendencies play a huge part in the ways we wait on God.

In Exodus 32, the Israelites were still wandering through the desert when God called Moses and Joshua…

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Last Pearl Harbor Surviving Ship

Who would have thought that a ship that was at Pearl Harbour on December 7, 1941 is still afloat?

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Taney serves 50 years…..Continuous

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Posted by: PA3 Casey Ranel, 8th USCG District PA

Coast Guard Cutter Taney was named for Roger Brooke Taney, who was born in Calvert Co., Md., March 17, 1777. U. S. Coast Guard photo.

Tucked away in the Baltimore Harbor is the Coast Guard Cutter Taney, a 327-foot Security Class cutter that was commissioned, Oct. 24, 1936, after being built at the Philadelphia Navy Ship Yard. By 1941, the cutter and its crew of 221 was on its way to become a vital part of American history.

The Taney was named for Roger Brooke Taney, who was born in Calvert County, Md., March 17, 1777. Taney graduated from Dickinson College in 1795 and went on to study law in Annapolis, Md. Following school, he started a law practice in Baltimore. By 1831, Taney was appointed United States Attorney General, and in…

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Conversation in A Coffee Shop

Chicken Soup for the writer’s soul, courtesy they wonderful Cathy West…

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I see her there. This sad reflection of myself. Sitting.

Alone.

Alone only with her thoughts and the icon flashing fierce on the blank screen.

Cautiously I slide into the seat opposite her. Offer coffee. And a smile of recognition.

“Hello, writer.”

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She looks up, bleary eyed. Befuddled. “How did you know?”

The question sighs from her, sings over the casual conversation around us and lands with a deflated thud that shakes my soul.

“Thought it would be so easy, huh?”

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“I did. I actually did.” A half laugh escapes and tears come. She swipes at them, angry. “At first it was fun, you know? Because I didn’t really know what I was doing and who cared anyway and then  . . . and then it got real. And all these . . . stupid expectations  . . .” She shrugs and sips, leaving it unfinished.

I know. 

“You think…

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Save Sophie the Husky

Please read this, and sign the petition. The whole thing’s a farce, and an innocent dog who survived being shot four times will be killed – for nothing.

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We interrupt our regularly scheduled post for something more worthwhile…saving Sophie the Husky

Here is the link to the petition on Change.org’s site to Save Sophie the Husky.

Sophie is a 13 month old puppy who accidently got out and went over to a neighbor’s house killing a free-range chicken. The owner of the chicken is illegally raising them.

He shot the puppy at point-blank range.

God worked through the vet and Sophie will live – but only so she can be euthanized for killing the chicken as she is now labeled a vicious dog.

Please sign the petition and then share on any social media accounts you have. 

The people behind this battle are the same ones who worked to Save Beau last year under similar circumstances. Through the power of social media we can save Sophie as well.

Sophie has her on Facebook Page “Save Sophie the Husky.” 

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True Stories: Raining down kisses

Joanna Davidson captures in a few short paragraphs that which life is about.

TRUE STORIES by Joanna Davidson Politano

My heart had the privilege of being touched by a woman I met purely by accident. I was visiting someone from my church at a nearby nursing care facility and happened to stop to fix a name plate that had slipped. I took that moment to gaze down the hall at the various residents in wheelchairs, some responsive and some not. A radio or TV buzzed from the nurse’s station. Was it painful to work there? Emotionally draining?

A voice called out to me from the crooked-sign room. “Got a minute there?” It was a white-haired, slightly mustached woman in a long flowered dress, sitting crooked in a wheelchair.

“Of course. Do you need help?”

“Why, yes I do. I want you to answer a question for me.” She wheeled to her dresser with a few grunts and dug in a drawer brimming with unfolded clothing. Out came a gorgeous picture…

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Choosing to live in the now

This is a hero.

Learning To Live For Him

When I was younger someone asked me, “Do you ever miss or wish you could run, or any of the other things I can’t do? I didn’t hesitate. I said, “No, I don’t. She said, why not? My response was, “How do you miss something you have never experienced or done? That may seem like a strange response for a young preteen disabled girl to give someone, but it is the truth. One of the realities of being born with Cerebral Palsy is I have never known another life.

Hold on to your hat, if you thought my previous response was strange. Looking back, I believe that from a young age God was preparing me for the life He had set before me. You see, I truly believe that God has a plan for each of us (Jeremiah 29:11). He knew that this journey was not going to be easy…

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When Wickedness Is Foisted Upon Us

Something for all of us to consider.

Wish we didn’t have to, but there it is.

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