Tag Archive | nation

Silliness, Independence Day and Growing

July 3, 2016 – Silliness Do you remember the little silly things you did as a child? If you had siblings or good friends, you often would pull jokes on them, sneak up on them and scare them and then roll on the floor laughing when you saw the look on their faces. As you […]

The 28 Days of Thanksgiving

Author: Lori Carter Every year, since I signed up for Facebook, I see my friends and their friends doing this. When the first of November arrives, they daily post something they are thankful for, all the way up to Thanksgiving Day. I take part in it, for the fun of it, and because I want […]

A Time That is Past

Author: Lori Carter We’d lie on the grass and look at the clouds, naming off the shapes we could see, like an elephant, a dog, or an angel. We’d throw a blanket over the clothesline and camp out in the back yard. We’d sneak out of our tent and look at the stars, naming off […]

Is This Not the Kind of Fasting I have Chosen?

Author: Lori Carter       Isaiah 58:6-12 New International Version (NIV) 6 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry     and […]

Harder Times

Author: Lori Carter The world is a mess; there is no doubt about that. There are approximately over 1,400,000 violent crimes committed in U.S. on a daily basis. These include rape, abductions, murder, assault, robbery and so much more. There are continuing conflicts and wars being fought since before, during and after 9/11 in Afghanistan, […]

Where Was God?

Author: Lori Carter I put off writing about this for a few days. It was so devastating and horrific. My heart goes out to these families who lost loved ones in this mass murder. I can’t even imagine what they are going through. My younger sister was a victim of murder, many years ago, but […]

Dwindling Belief

Belief – A state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing.(Merriam Webster Dictionary) Discernment-To detect with the eyes a figure approaching through the fog. To detect or sense other than vision. To recognize or identify as separate or distinct. To come to recognize mentally. (Merriam Webster […]

Forget the Mayan Calendar

Author: Lori Carter I had a lengthy conversation with a relative of mine on Facebook last night. She wanted to know what I thought about these predictions of the world ending according to the Mayan calendar. I told her what I have been taught, what the bible says; “But concerning that day and hour no […]

A Nation in Turmoil

Author: Lori Carter Another election has come and gone. Part of our nation is celebrating, parts are mourning the fact that their candidate did not win, and part of us just doesn’t care one way or another. This is not the nation it once was, but can we truly blame that on just one man, […]