- Robert Frost
“The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.”
- Steven Wright
“I got up one morning and couldn’t find my socks, so I called Information. She said, ‘Hello, Information.’ I said, ‘I can’t find my socks.’ She said, ‘They’re behind the couch.’ And they were!
- Benjamin Franklin
“I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.”
- Will Rogers
“The man with the best job in the country is the vice-president. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, ‘How is the President doing this morning?”
“The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
- What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever voted on in a local election?
- What do you do when you don’t like ANY of the options on the ballot?
- Do you leave it blank?
- Write Mickey Mouse?
- Write your own name?
- Or Nominate someone else?
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Here’s a few quotes below on voting leading up to Election Day!
- “Life is a long lesson in humility.” ~ James M. Barrie
- “I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” ~ Robert Frost
- “Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.” ~ Suzanne Somers
Words Words will produce the way you think, The way you think produces the way you feel, The way you feel will determine the decisions you make, Those decisions you make will determine the actions you take, Those actions you take will determine the habits you create, Those habits you create will determine your character, Your character brings you to the place where you are right now.
If you are going to feel differently, you are going to have to think differently, If you don’ think differently, you won’t feel differently. If you don’t feel differently, you won’t make different decisions. If you don’t make different decisions, you won’t take different actions. If you don’t take different actions, you won’t create different habits. If you don’t create different habits, you won’t have a different character. If you won’t have a different character, you find yourself right were you are today.
Back To School: Lunchtime Opportunities (Kidshealth.org)
Use school lunches as a chance to steer your kids toward good choices. Especially with younger kids, explain how a nutritious lunch will give them energy to finish the rest of the school-day and enjoy after-school activities. If you’re helping pack a lunch, start by brainstorming foods and snacks that your kids would like to eat.
- Instead of: Higher-fat lunch meats
- Consider:Lower-fat deli meats, such as turkey
- Instead of: White bread
- Consider: Whole-grain breads (wheat, oat, multi-grain)
- Instead of: Mayonnaise
- Consider: Light mayonnaise or mustard
- Instead of: Fried chips and snacks
- Consider: Baked chips, air-popped popcorn, trail mix, veggies and dip
- Instead of: Fruit in syrup
- Consider: Fruit in natural juices or fresh fruit
- Instead of: Cookies and snack cakes
- Consider: Trail mix, yogurt, or homemade baked goods such as oatmeal cookies or fruit muffins
- Instead of: Fruit drinks and soda
- Consider: Low-fat milk, water, or 100% fruit juice
What about mom or dad? When Parents Feel Separation Anxiety (familyeducation.com) Separation anxiety isn’t just for kids. A lot of parents feel acutely nervous when their child begins school or leaves for summer camp. You may worry about your child’s adjustment, or just miss spending time with him. While this is completely normal, there are ways you can alleviate your stress when your child flies the coop.
Stay busy. Plan ahead and schedule activities. Don’t allow yourself to mope around the house. Get moving!
Get support from other parents in similar circumstances. Form a club or start your own Mom’s Class or Mom’s Summer Camp.
Enjoy your time! Think about all the things you always wanted to do but couldn’t. Now’s your chance!
Never make your child feel guilty. Parental separation anxiety often transfers to children and contributes to their anxiety, which will in turn trouble you.
Make sure that you express only optimistic thoughts.
Exchange tokens with your child. Give her something that you made, or a small memento that has meaning for you. Explain the significance of this gift to your child and ask her to give you a small memento, as well. This way, when you are separated, you both will have a souvenir for comfort.
Unfailing Love – Have you ever witnessed a young child’s behavior after he is scolded by his mother? Even after being chastened, he or she will still run to his or her mom and cling to her legs. How is it that someone so young realizes the unconditional love of a mother but it’s difficult for us to understand that God’s love for us is similar and greater? There are times when your soul may try and convince you God doesn’t love you, but you must renew your mind with the Word of God. Remember, you didn’t do anything to earn God’s love and nothing you do can make Him love you less. God is love (1 John 4:16) and unlike people, His view of you never changes.
Romans 8:38-39 declares, “…that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”
- “A man of courage is also full of faith.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
- “Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.” ~ Hannah Arendt
- “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” ~ Robert Frost
Fun Fact: You know You Are Living in 2010 when… Amazon says Kindle books are outselling hardcovers (Washington Post)
Anybody Can Do Something: Firefighters to surrender hair to benefit Team Titus (Lufkin Daily)
New Local Ministry: 24-hour house of prayer opens (KTRE)
Your Phone Number is now on Facebook … If it’s because you want it there, do nothing. However, if you do not wish for everyone to see your private number, go to the top right of your screen, click Account then Edit Friends. Go to the left side of your screen and click Phonebook. Everyone’s phone#’s are now being published. Please repost to let your friends know this is happening so they can remove their phone #’s by changing their privacy settings. (Privacy Settings – Phone – Customize – Only Me.) At least you can decide who sees it.