"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005
Showing posts with label friends are so incredible thanks glenn for your friendship. Show all posts
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Monday, March 12, 2012

Resolved~ Praise God!

I heard some news that made me cry. Believe it or not, this is not the first time I have used that as a first line of a post. I wrote about someone very special to Bill and I on this post. The first time I shared how that I cried~ it was in sadness. My friend Glenn, well Bill and I consider him our NY brother, had cancer.

Today I am crying with news of joy. Glenn has shared that he is cancer free!! Praise God.

Glenn~we are so happy to hear of the wonderful news! To all my blogity friends that joined in prayer for Glenn~thank you!

All the best~
from your friend Jen

Thursday, September 8, 2011

On My Mind...Prayer

I heard some news this week that made me cry. Sometimes I am that way. I wear my emotions on my sleeve and I always have. Before I get to the news I would like to share some neat things that have happened since I began blogging in 2006.

I met a blogger via blogging. He and I have never met in real life, yet I consider him a close friend. I can mention his blog and my husband will ask me what is going on in this friend's life.

Immediately I connected although at first glance our blogs are of different interest. You see he is in Law enforcement and his stories and his life mirrored the life of my husband and so I could relate.

He is a honorable man.

He is a funny man.

He loves his wife.

He loves his kids.

He is an avid snake and lizard and turtle and well critter man...I always close my eyes and pretend he is talking about chickens or sheep~

He has a pretty neat NY accent.

He paid his home off.

He has a modge-podge of dogs.

He has a story that is frank about why he named his blog the name he did.

He loves America.

He is generous to a core and has for a few years now put together amazing packages for our troops overseas.

Our post content is different as night and day, yet we seem to find the time to respond weekly to each other.

And when my mother died he left this beautiful comment

"So sorry for your loss, I wish there was something I could do to make you feel better. Your mom must have been a pretty amazing woman, I can tell from what I know of you. Tonight, I will do something I do infrequently. I will say my prayers and will include her, you and the rest of your family in them.

My sincere and deepest condolences. "

He made me cry...

This person has become important to me, to my husband and to be honest to my future because I see us 20 years in the future with some more techno gadget than I can imagine laughing about how we blogged in the early years!

He has me crying again. I am a friend of his regardless of us never meeting. Probably we never will. But I am crying because he has shared he has cancer. Dang it of all the things in the world.

But I am not crying as a quitter. I am crying because I know my readers and know that prayer is powerful~and I know that my blog friends will respond~ I know that I can ask you all to pray for my friend Glenn. I know you all have blog friends just like my Glenn.

I believe in prayer. In fact, I know Glenn does too. So today I am asking all my friends in blog world to pray for Glenn. He does not know I am writing this post so I am not linking his page... For Glenn I pray my readers can share this post and ask their friends to come over and leave a comment that you will pray for him too.

Let's unite and leave comments that we stand with Glenn in prayer.

And Glenn-thanks for making a difference in my life. I consider you my friend and love you like family. Corny I know, and I know that you know I am corny...and will take it as it is intended.

Bill and I have added you to our prayers. I give you my favorite scripture for you to contemplate in the days ahead. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. I believe that Glenn, with all my soul.

oh and I lifted this photo of Glenn~ when he shared about a fishing trip he took with his son. Glenn~sorry, I actually stole this photo and with you in Law Enforcement-please forgive me. I know the power of images and know everyone will stand with you Glenn. You have my word.

I am sharing this with Down to Earth Readers in the weekly on my mind posting, as well as with EVERY single blogger out there. Please link to this post, for Glenn, for me and for all of us to remember that it is by one small voice that the world can change.


Jen~friend of Glenn