The Party Line

The Party Line

I was with a group folks last Saturday where we had some who graduated from high school in the 1940’s and some who had graduated from in the 1990’s.We laughed at the amount of changes that have taken place. People in the 40’s didn’t even have televisions when they graduated, they listened to the radio. They had a party line for their telephone where they could listen in on the other people who were talking to their friends’. The ones who graduated in the 1990’s are already feeling a little lost in 2012 with all the technology that has advanced. The one thing that has not changed is the need for community. To feel connected to others. This was the wonderful gift of the Incarnation. I have realized it is in community with others I experience a depth of the holy, the sacred, the presence of Christ that I could not experience by myself.  I like to be alone but if I had not found a community that I could discuss, and live out my faith I would not have had as much richness in my soul and life. Maybe things haven’t changed so much after all. We have Facebook and Twitter where others can see our conversations with our friends just like the old party line telephone. We still want community; it just comes in a different way. Be a Miracle...
Will I Ever Learn?

Will I Ever Learn?

I got a special offer from Stamps.com. If I download their software they would give me $45 of postage free and a 5 lbs. digital scale free. 4 Weeks with no risk and no upfront cost. Sounds good doesn’t it? You get $45 of postage and 5 lbs. digital scale FREE? How could this be a bad deal????? Once I signed-up  and ordered the scale I saw  I had to pay for the shipping of the  scale which was  $10. Then I saw  I  have $5 of free postage but I have to buy $10 of stamps to get my $5 of free stamps. Where is my $45 free postage I ask? Ohhhhh….They tell me, after my 4 week trial period when I will be charged $15 a month to use their service, I will then be able to access part of the $45 each month for the next three months while I pay my $15 a month to get my free $45 of postage . There is never anything free is there? I must give them kudos . I am pretty good about avoiding sales offers …. But this looked like it was all upfront……. Man… were they good at their hooking me in. I shake my head and remind myself for the 125th time …. If it looks too good to be true ….IT IS ! Be A Miracle Jerry...
Brain Power

Brain Power

Lumosity.com is uncovering the secrets of brain performance — with a little help from our friends. The Human Cognition Project is a groundbreaking research effort to bring together a network of scientists from 25 of the top neuroscience programs in the world, including Stanford, Berkeley and Harvard. Our goal is to use Lumosity as a platform for learning about cognitive enhancement and brain performance Lumosity designs personalized training programs tailored to each person’s goals, whether those be improving memory, reaching peak performance, or focusing attention. With the help of your Brain Performance Index (BPI), you’ll grow more confident as your training grows even more focused and productive. I Have been using this program for the last year to help me with my memory , focusing attention and multi tasking. It’s been fun and great. I get nothing for endorsing their site but I wanted to pass the info on to all my friends. It is definitely living Beyond the Z. When I began I was in the 66% of my age group 55-59 and now I am in the 96% one year later- Smack ! Be a Miracle...
Christianity After Religion

Christianity After Religion

I enjoyed this book. I believe Diana has identified where many people are in their spirtual lives today.  We are definitly in a “post-Christian ” age and she explores what this might look like for many people.  If you are interested in exploring the “what next” in our spiritual evolution, it would be worth your time  to capture some of her ideas. Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening by Diana Butler Bass My rating: 4 of 5 stars View all my...
How to make your life Miserable or Marvelous

How to make your life Miserable or Marvelous

How to make my life Miserable. 1. Focus on all the things you don’t have 2. Try to meet everyone’s expectations 3. Be a perfectionist and then berate yourself for not doing it perfectly 4. Try to control everything and tell people its your way or no way 5. Resist all change 6. When somebody gives you a compliment ,discount what they say. “Oh their just being .”  “Oh if wasn’t that big of a deal.” 7. Ignore God’s drawing you to share yourself with others. How to make my life Marvelous 1. Instead of focusing on the things you don’t have focus on what you do have 2. Instead of trying meet everyone’s expectations- be your self 3. Don’t worry about being perfect just do your best 4. Take care of your own life and let others take care of their lives 5. Be open to new experiences and ideas 6. Take in compliments and love that is given to you 7. Allow  God  to bring others into your life so you will be blessed and be a blessing. Watch your thoughts; they become your words. Watch your words; they become your actions. Watch your actions; they become your habits. Watch your habits; they become your character. Watch your character for it will become your destiny.   — Frank Outlaw Be A Miracle...