Parental Devotion and Family

Economic difficulties of this age is compelling parents to choose between working long hard hours to make enough money and? guarantee the future of their children or work less, have very little to juggle around family needs and have some time to be with their families. Teach godliness, love, hard work and societal responsibility by example, amongst other benefits of staying together as a family. And with a greater degree of assurance, produce useful and stable adults.

In case, you are one of those with this dilemma, Raymond Barbier’s post may provide you with some insights. click link below.

The family unit is the foundation to ones entire life

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Silent Death-Alzheimer’s Disease story-1988 (via rantings of a loon)

This is not just a story of true selfless love, it is a story of destiny. It is encouraging to know we  still have lots of empathetic people who put love of others above love of money. The choices we make to-day, re: relationship, attitudes etcetera, will greatly influence the pictures of our last days.

In spite of everything, I believe, Paul and Mary had a fulfilled life.

Silent Death-Alzheimer's Disease story-1988 I first met Paul after his wife Mary introduced us. Mary worked at the gift shop of a local hospital. She was 79, Paul was 80. Paul suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease and Mary didn’t think he would receive quality treatment in a nursing home. She loved him too much and decided that … Read More

via rantings of a loon

Vulnerability

Hi all,  welcome to my blog site, you will enjoy reading about some of my discoveries. let’s start with personal vulnerability.

I am (your name) a special person

You may be imperfect, unusual, not really who you thought you were.  Never mind, you are work in progress. Who do you want to be? From this moment see yourself as that person.  Your vision and purpose shapes you.You have all you need to get there. 

Vulnerability

Vulnerability – Susceptible to emotional hurt or external control or physical attack. Liable to succumb, as to persuasion or temptation.

As humans we tend to be deficient in certain areas of life at some point in time. We than become vulnerable to our co-travellers (family, friends, colleagues competitors, enemies and so on).

We are created to be in control of ourselves, environment and other living things (not people) – remembering the Garden of Eden; however, evil men have extended this to include other humans even to the point of annihilating competitors. Cain killed Abel because he was envious of him.

History tells us of tribal and national wars using bow and arrow, guns, bombs and other weapons, but today, tactics rather than physical warfare is employed these include conspiracy, technological manipulation,  industrialisation, materialism, capitalism and lots more.

To survive and be who we want to be, we need to be in control of all factors contributing to our peace and wellbeing. Let’s start with the basics, food, clothing and shelter. Thrive to be gainfully employed in activities that will generate money to enable you provide these.  Nothing should stand between you and an honest and morally acceptable job.

Be content with who you are and where you are coming from, others may emotional degrade you to make you their subject – mind game, if you constantly remember your vision and purpose you will not fall victim.

Always search within for more knowledge and answers; there are resources every where – internet books, newspapers, travelling, library and getting involved in practical activities of everyday.

In as much as God does not want us to hurt others, he does not want others to hurt us (be wise as serpents and innocent as doves). We should be victors and not victims.

Victor victim
Self sufficientHardworkingPurposeful ( on a journey with a vision)

Seeks knowledge and answers

Not put-down or cast-down

A fighter

Has a half full cup

Greedy – wants to be like theJonesesLazy – physically, mentally and spirituallyAlways seeking help

Knows it all, do not seek knowledge

Pitiful

Gives up when faced with challenges.

Has a half empty cup

Are you a victim or a victor?

It is a constant challenge to watch out for those that want to take advantage of your vulnerability to the extent of controlling or abusing you.  These people surprisingly are right in your family, church and at work and then of course in the wider society.