Christians Helped More Hurricane Victims than FEMA

 – The Washington Times
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Faith-based groups — Christian nonprofits, specifically — have been busy bees of late, providing more aid to hurricane victims than even FEMA, the federal agency that’s supposed to swoop to the scenes of natural disasters, assess the situation and speed the recovery and rebuilding process.

Just goes to show: Where charity exists, government is not needed.

Look at this, from the Daily Caller: “Faith-based relief groups are responsible for providing nearly 80 percent of the aid delivered thus far to communities with homes devastated by the recent hurricanes.”

The piece cited USA Today, which ran a headline: “Faith groups provide the bulk of disaster recovery, in coordination with FEMA.”

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Moms and their Teenagers (girls)

Emily’s Story, If tonight is any indication on what my life with be like with a teenaged female in this house, I AM OUT!!!! Commit me now! I am willing to admit I’m not capable!!!
My Teen – 😩Tears in constant motion for over an hour … talk of not going to school ANYMORE,how hard 3rd grade is so HARD (and “you would not understand because you aren’t in 3rd grade”), taking a shower is the worst thing ever, reading is stupid when you already know all the words, spaghetti is her least favorite food, Dax (our dog) is soooo annoying…
Emily – trying to explain the reason for teaching responsibility in 3rd grade makes no sense because she already knows all the rules, AND as she’s laying in my lap after (finally) stopping all the crying, comments on how annoying my stomach sounds (gurgling, I guess)… I. CAN’T EVEN. #imgonnaneedbackup
Emily – Status update:
She (my teen) decided to go to school today! 😂 If anybody has any questions about the dress code, she’s your gal! She knows ALL about the dress code and I clearly do not know the size of an inch. And if there is no lunch money on her account (as I have promised), I’ll be big TROUBLE!
Emily -I think I’m proud that I’m raising a strong independent woman…maybe??? 😳🙄Focus on the positive, right?
Disclaimer: Sarcasm is a great form of therapy. So, please know that I am, in fact, still in control of this little pistol (teenager) even when it appears I have lost total control! 💁🏼 And my overall goal is to make my children think I’m a little bit crazy and could lose my cool at any moment, and they just pray it doesn’t happen in a public or social setting that would embarrass them for the rest of their lives! Keeps them on their toes!
We are building CHARACTER! 😎 #characterbuilding #thiszoowecallparenting

Why You Should Nap Daily

Maximize a Midday Snooze and Start Winning Like the Best Nappers Do

The secret to becoming more productive is not managing your time but your energy. – MICHAEL HYATT

I am a habitual nap-taker. I take one almost every day and have for years. I used to feel a little guilty about it—like I was slacking off or something. Then Sam Moore, my predecessor at Thomas Nelson, admitted to me he too was a napper.

More Here the Napping Celebrities

Strange Decisions when Stressed


People make strange decisions when they are stressed.

What is the “Strangest Decision” you have ever made when you were stressed?

Here’s a few of those decisions, They really happened the weekend of the Hurricane:

  • One man was tying himself to a telephone pole to weather the storm.
  • Another was kite surfing in the huge waves.
  • Another man, donned what appears to be a snorkeling mask, said that “he’s going ride out Hurricane Irma in a store front on Duval Street and won’t evacuate.