Oops.. I did it again…

I knew I shouldn’t have done it. But I did.. oops, now here I am, again, having sat at the computer past my ‘allotted time’. And as for being on the blog, yikes, I was only going to check to see if this week’s photo challenge had been posted yet. But, there were a few notifications (hmmm sounds alot like FB… notifications, good links to check out, articles to read, videos to watch… translation=time!) and one of them was a blog I don’t think I’d checked out until today.

So here I am writing once again. My heart is not really that heavy, I’m not really feeling all that sad or depressed, and yet, I think I could sit down and cry. The post was a question regarding the start up of a parenting go-to blog. “Was it necessary” or a “good idea”? Heck yeah! 🙂  Kudos to this mom. She was drafted (though it may look more like she was drug into) into the darker side of the world of todays teens. I almost qualified that statement to American teens, but then I remembered, I’ve talked to a few and they were not American. 

This mom, has been introduced to the nightmare toooooo many teens and children call life. EVERYDAY life. Some are bullied – mostly by their peers, but too often also by the very people who they’re supposed to look up to or be protected by. That in itself is a created nightmare – one that is pretty much inescapable. Some live in what we would normally consider abusive situations. Some live with more pressure than their young minds and innocent hearts were created to deal with. In short… pain. These young people live with too much stress and heartache and it produces pain. The pain is real. The pain, too often becomes just too overwhelming. 

That pain begins to have a life of it’s own, and one does either everything they can to feed it, or kill it and almost always, hide it – especially from those who love them. None of these are helpful, nor healthy and only lead to an increase of more and more pain and the by products thereof. 

I will not belabor this any further, it needs no glorification. But it is real, and it’s past time that is known. People need compassion and to treat each other at the very least humanely, regardless of age. 

In anycase… KUDOS to the mom who wrote this post, and in the midst of her own dealings, had the overriding view that in the process, people could get together and help one another. It sure is a lot more productive than just expressing our hurts, fear, frustrations etc.  Good for her. Good for her, and those like her. 

We have no idea, just what deep reserves we each have, way down deep within us, that can be called upon to do great and awesome things, just when we least expect it. 🙂

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Bonnie’s on Her Way Home

I’ve not had a whole lot to post on here lately. Things have still been changing. Today, right about now, after a nice long holiday time at home with family and friends, Bonnie is on her way back to Nica. Scheduled to arrive early tomorrow am. I know there are some smiling faces that will be greeting her with love and kisses in the next few days. I’m glad she got the opportunity to recharge a bit. 

Pastor Glenn and Lynne will be returning back to my neck of the States to take care of a couple of matters (yay!) next month. Who knows.. I might even get to see them near my birthday! – which I just found out is the same day as Pastor Glenn’s! That’s pretty trippy. Yep, us, Elizabeth Taylor and some other dude who used to be famous.. Ralph Nader I think. There’s your little bit of trivia for the day. 

Wouldn’t it be cool if I got a plane ticket for my birthday to go along on their return trip?? 🙂

One of these days!! I will by golly get back there.  🙂 

Coming soon… Christmas photos. 

Blessings

Oh wow, and I almost forgot! I got to chat briefly with Nic Bilman from Shores of Grace after he and his team played at our church last night. It was on an early stop on their current ‘tour’ back here in the states. Had some great testimonies to share, especially in regards to their church planting in the streets of Brazil! And an extra bonus… Jonathan – who is the author of ‘Jonathan’s Blog’ and writes of the testimonies of Shores of Grace – I think I have a link on the home page here, was running the resource table last night, so I got to chat a tiny bit with him also. Very cool! 

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Well, I feel a little silly… I was THOUGHT I was posting this on my Nicaragua blog! oy! So, just in case you all thought I just fell off the deep end… now you know why. Silly program wouldn’t let me preview the post. So here it is, and I guess I’ll leave it up and repost over on Mission Possible…

Link

Newest page on my Mission Possible! site is now up. 

New Life Center (Nueva Vida Christian Center) page link

 

Nueva Vida Christian Center is a branch of Mateo 5:16, the ministry I’m headed back to Nicaragua to be with soon.