Whose Job is it This Child to Raise?

Mom was a poet. She always said, “Look what God gave me” when sharing them. Today I get to say, “Look what God gave me.” He and I wrote this yesterday.

Whose job is it this child to raise
To be an adult worthy of praise?
God’s plan is for the parents to train
And teach the child to use his brain.
The tools required are more than just a tongue
And must be started when the child is young.
We need to teach him from God’s Word
And pray he listens to what he’s heard.
We’re told to spank them when they disobey
That is showing love the Bible’s way.
We must teach them to behave and share.
The problem comes when parents don’t care.
Don’t plan to send them off to schools
Expecting teachers to teach the rules.
The teachers’ duty is to reinforce
The lessons begun in the parents’ course.
How your child turns out along the way
Depends on what you do today.

I am so thankful I had a godly mother that taught me to love God’s Word.

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How Can We Cure Our Healthcare Crisis?

Someone I respect said, “We don’t have a health care crisis; we have a health crisis.” He believes Americans need to take personal responsibility by eating healthy and exercising more. Who? Me? But, you don’t understand my physical disabilities and limitations. Diets, Yuk! I need my comfort foods!

I’ll give some personal information before getting back to the health crisis facing America and some possible solutions. I am a morbidly obese junk food junkie. I have had a weight problem ever since my 2nd child was born. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and was on Synthroid for 35 years. In spite of taking my medication regularly; I still gained weight. My dose was increased numerous times over the years and I still gained weight. Two years ago, I heard about a Dr. that was promoting a “new” treatment for what he termed “Wilson’s Syndrome.” It took me quite a while to find a Dr. that would be willing to work with me. I felt better than I had in years and started slowly losing weight without any increased activity or diet changes. (About 20 pounds over 1 year) The follow up lab work revealed the medication had changed me from being hypothyroid to being hyperthyroid. I was devastated. Fortunately, instead of placing me back on my original medication; my doctor prescribed an old time prescription that was made with natural ingredients rather than synthetic. I’ve been on Armour Thyroid for several months and have not had any weight change. Although, I hadn’t lost any more weight; at least I’m not gaining anymore and I’m no where near as fatigued as I was on Synthroid. Do you have symptoms of hypothyroid? Take the quiz: http://tinyurl.com/4dhwqc For more information for natural treatment of thyroid disorder: http://tinyurl.com/497op3

What can be done to help Americans exercise more and eat healthier? How can we help Americans take responsibility for our own physical condition? Non-nutritious foods seem to have longer shelf life and cost less than nutritious foods. Could that be part of the reason for the high obesity rate among lower and middle income Americans? Gov. Huckabee suggested allocating “food stamps” value according to the nutritional value of foods. Should empty calorie foods (soft drinks, candy, cookies, cakes, etc.) be paid for with tax dollars at all? Should a “sin” tax be placed on junk foods similar to that on cigarettes and liquor; with the tax money going toward helping with the added cost for government funded healthier foods and healthcare? Natural vitamin C has been proven to prevent Scurvy. Many nutritionally minded health care professionals believe natural vitamins and minerals can help prevent medical conditions that synthetics can’t. Therefore, shouldn’t our foods be enriched naturally rather than synthetically? Could these types of changes cause food manufacturers to include more nutritional ingredients even in things like sweets? Could prevention be more cost efficient than treatment in the long haul? Regardless, America needs to put more emphasis on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness in our schools and communities.

A friend posted a poll online to see if there was any interest to join a weight loss challenge where she set up the prize money to go for a cause we support. I looked at the newly posted poll and replied I’d vote in it if she added on more choice. She laughed and added: I’ll try to “Quit Digging Your [My] Grave with a Knife and Fork.” The weight loss competition started on Tuesday, May 6, 2008. There’s plenty of time to join us because it doesn’t end until Sept. 6, 2008. I’d like to give a special thank you to my friend, Amy, for starting the competition to help motivate me. My main goal is to eat healthier, exercise more, and lose weight, lots of weight! Please consider joining us in the HuckFIT Weight Loss Competition. http://tinyurl.com/3vu3tg Together we can become healthier one step and/or one ounce at a time.

Comments of other helpful ideas, tips, and personal encouragement are welcome. Moderation is enabled for all comments due to previous problems.

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Only One Life

I found this poem online. I don’t know who the author is.

Only One Life

Two little lines I heard one day, Traveling along life’s busy way;
Bringing conviction to my heart, And from my mind would not depart;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, yes only one, Soon will its fleeting hours be done;
Then, in ‘that day’ my Lord to meet, And stand before His Judgement seat;
Only one life,’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.
Only one life, the still small voice, Gently pleads for a better choice
Bidding me selfish aims to leave, And to God’s holy will to cleave;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.
Only one life, a few brief years, Each with its burdens, hopes, and fears;
Each with its clays I must fulfill, living for self or in His will;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.
When this bright world would tempt me sore, When Satan would a victory score;
When self would seek to have its way, Then help me Lord with joy to say;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.
Give me Father, a purpose deep, In joy or sorrow Thy word to keep;
Faithful and true what e’er the strife, Pleasing Thee in my daily life;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.
Oh let my love with fervor burn, And from the world now let me turn;
Living for Thee, and Thee alone, Bringing Thee pleasure on Thy throne;
Only one life, “twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.
Only one life, yes only one, Now let me say,”Thy will be done”;
And when at last I’ll hear the call, I know I’ll say “twas worth it all”;

Only one life,’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.

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Icing on the Cake for a 2008 McCain Win

McCain has won the nomination and the Republican Party has started campaigning for the general election; which means moving toward the middle to woo Independents and Democrats. With his “maverick” record, McCain has the ability to win some by himself. He has foreign policy experience, spending restraint, and a strong military backing. He needs to decide which potential VP candidate can help him seal the deal. He needs someone with chief executive experience working across party lines accomplishing things on the GOP platform, restoring and improving things funded by the government as fiscally responsible as possible. He especially needs help with rural areas, small towns, the religious right, and the south.

Since the Democrats have been extremely successful at fund raising; he needs help there. Romney has been doing a pretty good job; but will it be enough once the nomination is clenched? The Democrat candidates have been spending massive amounts on campaigning. They have plenty of wealthy backers and 527s.

McCain may need a VP that can help with campaigning on a tight budget with lots of grassroots support. If Obama wins the Democrat nomination; McCain will need a VP with good communication skills that can help promote the GOP platform message, appeals to conservative black voters, the youth voters, disgruntled union workers, and small town “bitter” religious gun toting voters. If Hillary wins the Democrat nomination; McCain will need someone that can appeal to the disgruntled black voters, the more conservative union and small town voters, and has experience fighting against the “Clinton machine.” Gov. Mike Huckabee’s record fills all of the most needed qualities plus one that isn’t mentioned often. Let me explain.

I was a Reagan Democrat and agree with Reagan, I didn’t leave the Democrat Party, they left me. What happened to “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country”? Reaganomics works. Republicans help take care of our wallets by keeping taxes low enough that employers can afford to pay employees and both are willing to work harder to gain more. Many of our party are looking for the next Reagan. There will never be another Ronald Reagan. But, I believe Gov. Huckabee has many similarities and I’d like to point out some of them.

  • Strong on the pro-life issue
  • Supports a pro-life amendment
  • Strong on gun rights
  • Attacked by Republican elites
  • Democrats think he’d be easy to beat
  • Promotes helping small business owners
  • Promotes changing our tax system to encourage productivity
  • Promotes personal responsibility
  • Reaching out to the blue collar workers (the middle class majority)
  • Communicates well explaining why he believes what he believes
  • Believes the state is responsible for its parks, schools, roads, etc.
  • Willing to raise state taxes for fiscally responsible state funded responsibilities
  • Wants to leave the place better than it was before he came
  • Promotes stronger military
  • Promotes border security
  • Promotes US sovereignty
  • Against LOST, the Law of the Sea Treaty
  • Supports Israel
  • Believes Judges appointed are a major decision
  • Has a good sense of humor
  • Worked as radio sportscasters
  • Former Governor
  • Listens to “we the people”
  • Willing to serve the people rather than rule the people
  • Got things done even if they didn’t do it like everyone else
  • Strong leader
  • Wants to run a clean campaign concentrating on the issues
  • Willing to seek God’s help

McCain’s and Huckabee’s strengths overcome the weaknesses of the other. A McCain/ Huckabee ticket can help bring Reagan Democrats and Independents back to the Republican Party. McCain/Huckabee and their grassroots support could make a Reagan like GOP victory possible.

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