Monthly Archives: March 2013

…another View of Enjoy the View….

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NOW the other message that my ‘title’ could mean is that we ALL need to pick a View of Life, just pick one.  Many people today do not have an opinion about Anything (and some have an opinion about Everything).

It is important to know what you believe and be able to defend it (not that you Have to, but BE ABLE to). This is not to be able to ‘argue’ points but to Stand for Something. Many people just jump on bandwagons without thought or true conviction of the actual Views held.

I prefer having discussions with someone that has an ability to have a good conversation about something we may differ on rather than someone who only believes what others believe or what they have been told to believe. I can respect a difference of opinion more than no opinion.  It is, in my opinion, imperetive for people to be able to express personal views with out judgement or personal attack.

I am a Christian, for lack of better words a Born Again Christian or a Beleiver in Jesus Christ.  I know that Many people have not had good experiences with Christians and I am so sorry for this. I personally can strongly defend my faith with out judgement on anyone else.  I like to hear about what other people believe and why.                                                                                                                                                                              A friend from High School once said to me “Ones Best Advice is One’s Past Expereince”.  So true.

On my site you are free to express your views on life and not be judged. (I will delete or veto rude, crude or socially unancceptable comments….)

 

Enjoy the View… Any View. Pick one.

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wow. as I just typed the title of this post, already having in mind what I was going to type about (the beauty of Creation)… I realized that my title had a dual message…

Take a minute to enjoy the view… of God’s creation.  It is SO amazing! We go about our days so narrow focused that we miss the Beauty of the things around us.  Whether it be a sunrise or sunset, a new born baby or aging grandparent, color or mood… there is Always something to enjoy.

I wake up with the sun rising through the woods, so I stand at the sliding door and watch it enter the day as I enter into my day, giving thanks for Life and Breath and a new day to live life fully. I know when the Beauty of the leaves return to the trees I will no longer be able to see the sun crest over the horizon, but I Will be able to enjoy the Beauty of the Summer Trees and all of their glory blowing in the breeze and shading us from the heat of the sun.

The bible says in Romans 1:21 that ALL we have to do is look around and we will see the hand of God, man is without excuse (of acknowledging God as Creator)

What view do you enjoy best?

Spending a Minute in Texas…. My First

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So here we are in Texas, my Mother and I….  we took a Minute (or two) and headed down to Austin to meet my mother’s cousins for the first time.  It is our first time to Texas as well.

Mary and Teresa Evan, my mother is Edna Faye Evans… their fathers are half brothers (same father).  There are also two others, Susan and Mike who live in their hometown in Minnesota.  The names are different because my grandfather had the spelling changed. On a Document from the late 1800’s as our ancestors came from Prussia, the name was spelled Even and Iwan. There are many reasons for name spelling being changed during this time.

I am not really into Genealogy but what a wonderful blessing to meet family that we never knew existed. Now after three days of adventurous bonding we feel like true ‘kin’ bonded forever as family.

Thank you Mary and Mom for working so hard (and spending many Minutes) connecting the dots of our family. For those of you that do not have family may you discover the bonds of family from friends and perhaps even uncovering distant relatives that can now begin a legacy of family for you.

and… we are ALL part of God’s family, Every One……

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Brevity- The quality of being brief, shortness of time…

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Do you ever wonder where the time has gone?  or if you have taken life for granted with business and being hurried that you missed out on what was really important?

I do. I have.

Now that I am older I am trying… trying to savor each precious day and cherish each moment, giving thanks for each person and their purpose in my life.

I also try to live life fully and deliberately touching the lives of those I love and even those I do not even know.

One thing I know.  Life is short,  We are each given the same 24 hours each day to spend how we choose.  Choose Wisely.