Saturday, May 24, 2014

More Than A Three Day Weekend

Memorial Day is a special day in our family, because we remember a fallen soldier.  

His name is Jesse Mizener.  He was KIA January 7, 2004.  He was a father, brother, husband, son, friend, and soldier.  He was my husband's soldier.  

Last year, I reached out to his brother.  This year, I've gotten to know his wife.  Together, we make a unique family.  Because even though we've never met in person, we share a common bond.  
We all mourn his loss.

So, there are people that think that Memorial Day is an extra day off, they have a BBQ and enjoy themselves.  Then there are those, that remember the fallen on this day.  
Please, say a prayer for his wife and children who have been without him for 10 years now.  Say a prayer for his family, who mourns him.  Say a prayer for his fellow soldiers, those who left Iraq and those that are still living that day over in their minds. And remember, this is more than a three day weekend!

Monday, January 20, 2014


I'm really enjoying the #WordMasteryMonday and I hope you are also.  For this week, I've chosen CHARACTER.  Every person in this world should have character.  I'm not talking about being the life of the party, though that is fun.  What I'm talking about is how you act, how you treat others, because people notice it.  Even if you think no one is watching or paying attention, there are always those that do watch.  

The definition of CHARACTER is: the combination of qualities or features that distinguishes one person,
                                                      group, or thing from another; moral or ethical strength
(American Heritage College Dictionary, 4th Edition)

Some synonyms of CHARACTER are: aspect, kind, nature, personality, quality, spirit, and style

Some antonyms of CHARACTER are: corruption, evil, villainy, disgrace, meanness, immorality

There are many people that have CHARACTER and are not swayed by money or influence.  But, there's also some people that abandon their CHARACTER in favor of "getting ahead" or winning a race or game. CHARACTER is a big personality trait for me.  If you don't have moral CHARACTER, then what is to stop you from using me to get ahead.  CHARACTER shouldn't be the way people behave towards others, it should be a way of life.

For the mommy's out there, here is this weeks puzzle on CHARACTER.  (Just click the word)

How do you feel about CHARACTER?  Do you feel it's an important personality trait?  Are you raising your children with CHARACTER?  Leave me some feedback.  Do you like the #WordMasteryMonday feature?
Teach me to do your will,
For You are my God;
Your Spirit is good.
Lead me in the land of uprightness.
                                      Psalm 143:10

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

First Day of School

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
                                                              Philippians 4:13