Wow, it has been awhile since my last post huh? Well, sometimes you just have to pack up shop, and take a little stroll to catch up with the important things in life. It is taking that time away that helps one realign with their priorities (find their happy places) and get back to also having some fun and enjoyment. So what has everyone been up to? Have you missed me? Hell, maybe you didn’t even know I departed for awhile. Regardless, it is nice to see your smiling faces again (virtually) and read your posts on Twitter and on your own blogs.
What have I been up to? Well, basically spending time with the family. Helping my teenagers with life, one is going through his driver’s education course for the first time, the other is trying her best to push her way into her first year of high school and …
Even in the face of Death itself, victory exists for those who believe in the real life.
Over this past week Death himself sat at my very kitchen table one dark night and handed me 2 cards. One called for my kid’s life long cat of 17 years Sophie, and the other, my Grandmother (Meme) of 93 years. Tears did trickle down my face that those were the cards dealt but quickly a smile broke. Why?
I took the Devil’s hand, as cold as it was, and leaned to him and with confidence and faith whispered, “You’ve been beaten.”
The Devil sat back with a confused look on his face wondering what I meant. I patted him on the shoulder while walking him to my front door and repeated the following scripture from John 16:33 from heart:
“I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. You will have …
Imagine what they see…
Standing tall as towers with their roots reaching far into the Earth gaining and audience with the demons while it’s spires reach far into the heavens tickling the feet of angels.
All that is, falls upon the very sites of these neutral giants. They are there to shade us in our victories and to shelter us in our defeats. They are there to keep life in perspective when we see it as dull and dreary, a simple wavering of their beauty and the changing of their pigment can capture our attention in a hazy blur for hours of endless awe.
Even when punished by the lashings of Mother Nature herself, these towering guardians do their best to stay rooted and when one falls, the Earth cries and its legacy remains in the wake of disaster.
It is humans, who cause the most ruination to these masters of history. For all …
Staring into their faces, I can see the hollowness, the emptiness, and simply the lack of interest in anything before them. Their smiles, simple attempts to show an outward feeling, which they have not felt within for some time. Happiness is a myth and if it were ever felt, it was for such a brief moment, perhaps a single raindrop in a storm, it came and went without notice. The joys of life, which they have known previously, have dissipated into a whirlwind of blankness. Almost staring off into an unexplainable void, there is simple silence.
The above is what I have seen and experienced with my own family for sometime. My wife battles chronic depression and anxiety and my daughter has recently fell into the grasps of this beast too. The important thing to note is, as a family we stick together and go through these challenges together. Even though …
This is nothing new but some people are probably not aware if they are not technical or have common sense when interacting with the internet, technology, or shopping.
Listen folks, ANYTHING you type, say, or interact with that is an electronic device connected to any network is tracked, monitored, and yes, even reported on when required.
That goes for every word, keystroke, breath, or click of a mouse. It’s that simple. Privacy is just a word…but it does not exist.
Oh, and you are probably thinking it’s against my rights to ‘spy’ on me or look at what I am doing… pffft. Please. Welcome to the world of cyber-political-government movements and ‘fine-print’ in disclaimers and license agreements you never read…yes…remember those things you quickly click on to get into that nice game of yours or to that service you so desperately want to use? Yes, those.
Oh, by the way, that goes for anything …