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  • lczarnik 10:37 on July 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    God Bless America 

    From: Carol Z
    Date: 5 July 2017 at 02:10
    Subject: God Bless America

    “America’s fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed.
    Praying & giving thanks for our armed services who are fighting to protect us and keep us free. Also praying for all of you that you have a safe holiday.

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  • lczarnik 15:56 on April 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    SHE is A TEACHER! 

    Forwarded message
    From: Carol Z
    Date: 2 April 2017 at 22:54
    Subject: SHE is A TEACHER!

    This is a great message worth remembering.

    SHE IS A TEACHER!

    In 2006 this teacher made a statement to her students…Good story..true story..

    There is a great lesson here that the students at Little Rock High School will never forget. I would presume also that most students would never have given this a thought.

    NOW SHE IS A TEACHER!

    In September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a History teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock , did something not to be forgotten On the first day of school, with the permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she removed all of the desks in her classroom. When the first period kids entered the room they discovered that there were no desks.

    ‘Ms. Cothren, where are our desks?’

    She replied, ‘You can’t have a desk until you tell me how you earn the right to sit at a desk.’

    They thought, ‘Well, maybe it’s our grades.’ ‘No,’ she said.

    ‘Maybe it’s our behavior.’ She told them, ‘No, it’s not even your behavior.’

    And so, they came and went, the first period, second period, third period. Still no desks in the classroom. Kids called their parents to tell them what was happening and by early afternoon television news crews had started gathering at the school to report about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of her room.

    The final period of the day came and as the puzzled students found seats on the floor of the desk-less classroom. Martha Cothren said, ‘Throughout the day no one has been able to tell me just what he or she has done to earn the right to sit at the desks that are ordinarily found in this classroom. Now I am going to tell you.’

    At this point, Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and opened it. Twenty-seven (27) U.S. Veterans, all in uniform, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk. The Vets began placing the school desks in rows, and then they would walk over and stand alongside the wall. By the time the last soldier had set the final desk in place those kids started to understand, perhaps for the first time in their lives, just how the right to sit at those desks had been earned.

    Martha said, ‘You didn’t earn the right to sit at these desks. These heroes did it for you. They placed the desks here for you. They went halfway around the world, giving up their education and interrupting their careers and families so you could have the freedom you have. Now, it’s up to you to sit in them It is your responsibility to learn, to be good students, to be good citizens. They paid the price so that you could have the freedom to get an education. Don’t ever forget it.’

    By the way, this is a true story. And this teacher was awarded the Veterans of Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year for the State of Arkansas in 2006. She is the daughter of a WWII POW.

    Do you think this email is worth passing along so others won’t forget either, that the freedoms we have in this great country were earned by our U.S. Veterans?… I did.

    Let us always remember the men and women of our military and the rights
    they have won for us.

     
  • lczarnik 15:39 on March 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    BEN STEIN: Remarks on CBS on Sunday Morning! 

    Forwarded message
    From: Carol Z
    Date: 5 March 2017 at 03:38
    Subject: BEN STEIN: Remarks on CBS on Sunday Morning!

    Let us all pray for America and our President & Cabinet more than ever before.
    God Bless America 🙏🇺🇸

    > The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS
    > Sunday Morning Commentary
    >
    > My confession:
    >
    > I don’t like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think
    > Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think
    > people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around,
    > period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an
    > explicitly atheist country. I can’t find it in the Constitution and I
    > don’t like it being shoved down my throat.
    >
    >
    >
    > Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that
    > we should worship celebrities and we aren’t allowed to worship God as
    > we understand Him?
    >
    >
    >
    > I guess that’s a sign that I’m getting old, too. But there are a lot
    > of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where
    > the America we knew went to.
    >
    >
    >
    > In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is
    > a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it’s not
    > funny, it’s intended to get you thinking.
    >
    > In light of recent events–terrorists attacks, school
    > shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O’Hare (she
    > was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn’t
    > want prayer in our schools, and we said OK
    >
    >
    >
    > Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible
    > says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor
    > as yourself. And we said OK
    >
    >
    >
    > Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our children when they
    > misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we
    > might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock’s son committed suicide).
    > We said an expert should know what he’s talking about. And we said
    > okay.
    >
    >
    >
    > Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why
    > they don’t know right from wrong, and why it doesn’t bother them to
    > kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.
    >
    >
    >
    > Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it
    > out. I think it has a great deal to do with, WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.
    >
    >
    >
    > Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the
    > world’s going to hell.
    >
    >
    >
    > Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.
    >
    >
    >
    > Funny how you can send ‘jokes’ through e-mail and they spread like
    > wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord,
    > people think twice about sharing.
    >
    >
    >
    > Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through
    > cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school
    > and workplace
    >
    >
    >
    > Are you laughing yet?
    >
    >
    >
    > Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many
    > on your address list because you’re not sure what they believe, or
    > what they will think of you for sending it.
    >
    >
    >
    > Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us
    > than what God thinks of us.
    >
    >
    >
    > Pass it on if you think it has merit.
    >
    >
    >
    > If not, then just discard it. No one will know you did. But, if you
    > discard this thought process, don’t sit back and complain about what
    > bad shape the world is in.
    >
    >
    >
    > My Best Regards, Honestly and Respectfully,
    >
    > Ben Stein

     
  • lczarnik 18:10 on February 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    A Look Into Future Business 

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    Some of this we know. Others may be new.

    But it is interesting to see it spelled out so succinctly. .

    LC note – as it says, is any or all of the below true? Some of it is, and in relation
    to the automotive industry, Cadillac has already thought outside of the box with
    Book by Cadillac this much is real – see the web site –

    https://www.bookbycadillac.com/#how-it-works

    Are you in the right business for the 21st century?

    IT TRUE?

    MAYBE YES & MAYBE NO!!!

    In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide.
    Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they went bankrupt.
    What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 years
    and, most people won’t see it coming.

    Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later you would never take pictures on film again?

    Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had 10,000 pixels,
    but followed Moore’s law. So as with all exponential technologies, it was a
    disappointment for a time, before it became way superior and became mainstream
    in only a few short years. It will now happen again with Artificial Intelligence, health,
    autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs.

    Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution. Welcome to the Exponential Age.
    Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years.

    Uber is just a software tool, they don’t own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company
    in the world.

    Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don’t own any properties.

    Artificial Intelligence Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world
    This year, a computer beat the best Go-player in the world, 10 years earlier than expected.

    In the US, young lawyers already don’t get jobs. Because of IBM’s Watson, you can get legal
    advice so far, for more or less basic stuff within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared
    with 70% accuracy when done by humans.

    So if you study law, stop immediately. There will be 90% less lawyers in the future, only
    specialists will remain.

    Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, its 4 times more accurate than human
    nurses.

    Facebooknow has a pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans.

    In 2030, computers will become more intelligent than humans. (“NEVER!”/Albert Einstein)

    Autonomous cars: In 2018 the first self-driving cars will appear for the public. Around 2020,
    the complete industry will start to be disrupted.You won’t want to own a car anymore. You will
    call a car with your phone, it will show up at your location and drive you to your destination.
    You will not need to park it, you only pay for the driven distance and can be productive while
    driving.

    Our grandkids will never get a driver’s license and will never own a car.

    It will change the cities, because we will need 90-95% less cars for that. We can transform
    former parking spaces into parks.

    1.2 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide. We now have one accident
    every 60,000 miles (100,000 km), With autonomous driving that will drop to 1 accident
    in 6 million miles (10 million km). That will save a million lives each year.

    Most car companies will probably become bankrupt. Traditional car companies try the
    evolutionary approach and just build a better car, while tech companies (Tesla, Apple, Google)
    will do the revolutionary approach and build a computer on wheels.

    Many engineers from Volkswagen and Audi; are completely terrified of Tesla.

    Insurance companies will have massive trouble because without accidents, the insurance will
    become 100x cheaper. Their car insurance business model will disappear.

    Real estate ownership will change. Because if you can work while you commute,
    people will move further away to live in a more beautiful neighborhood.

    Electric cars will become mainstream about 2020. Cities will be less noisy because all new
    cars will run on electricity.

    Electricity will become incredibly cheap and clean: Solar production has been on an
    exponential curve for 30 years, but you can now see the burgeoning impact.

    Last year, more solar energy was installed worldwide than fossil. Energy companies are
    desperately trying to limit access to the grid to prevent competition from home solar
    installations, but that can’t last. Technology will take care of that strategy.

    With cheap electricity comes cheap and abundant water.

    Desalination of salt water now only needs 2kWh per cubic meter (@ 0.25 cents).
    We don’t have scarce water in most places, we only have scarce drinking water.
    Imagine what will be possible if anyone can have as much clean water as he wants,
    for nearly no cost.

    Health:
    The Tricorder X prize will be announced this year. There are companies who will
    build a medical device (called the "Tricorder" from Star Trek) that works with your phone,
    which takes your retina scan, your blood sample and you breathe into it.

    It then analyzes 54 bio-markers that will identify nearly any disease. It will be cheap,
    so in a few years everyone on this planet will have access to world-class medical analysis,
    nearly for free (Goodbye,medical establishment).

    3D printing:
    The price of the cheapest 3D printer came down from $18,000 to $400 within 10 years.
    In the same time, it became 100 times faster. All major shoe companies have already
    started 3D printing shoes.

    Some spare airplane parts are already 3D printed in remote airports. The space station
    now has a printer that eliminates the need for the large amount of spare parts they used
    to have in the past.

    At the end of this year, new smart phones will have 3D scanning possibilities. You can
    then 3D scan your feet and print your perfect shoe at home.

    In China, they already 3D printed and built a complete 6-story office building. By 2027,
    10% of everything that’s being produced will be 3D printed.

    Business opportunities:
    If you think of a niche you want to go in, first ask yourself:
    "In the future, do I think we will have that?" and if the answer is “yes",
    how can you make that happen sooner?

    If it doesn’t work with your phone, forget the idea. And any idea designed for success
    in the 20th century is doomed to failure in the 21st century.

    Work:
    70-80% of jobs will disappear in the next 20 years. There will be a lot of new jobs,
    but it is not clear if there will be enough new jobs in such a short time.
    This will require a rethink on wealth distribution.

    Agriculture :
    There will be a $100 agricultural robot in the future. Farmers in 3rd world countries can
    then become managers of their field instead of working all day in their fields.

    Aeroponics will need much less water. The first Petri dish-produced veal, is now available and
    will be cheaper than cow-produced veal in 2018. Right now, 30% of all agricultural surfaces is
    used for cows. Imagine if we don’t need that space anymore.

    There are several start-ups who will bring insect protein to the market shortly. It contains
    more protein than meat. It will be labelled as "alternative protein source" (because most
    people still reject the idea of eating insects).

    There is an app called "moodies" which can already tell in which mood you’re in.
    By 2020 there will be apps that can tell by your facial expressions, if you are lying. Imagine a
    political debate where it’s being displayed when they’re telling the truth and when they’re
    not!

     
  • lczarnik 18:04 on February 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Five Important Life Lessons 

    Forwarded message
    From: Carol Z
    Date: 23 February 2017 at 10:32
    Subject: Fwd: Five Important Life Lessons

    How could I not keep this going
    Carol

    1 -First Important Lesson – Cleaning Lady.

    During my second month of college, our professor

    Gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student

    And had breezed through the questions until I read


    The last one:

    "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"

    Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the

    Cleaning woman several times. She was tall,

    Dark-haired and in her 50’s, but how would I know her name?

    I handed in my paper, leaving the last question

    Blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if

    The last question would count toward our quiz grade.

    "Absolutely, " said the professor.. "In your careers,

    You will meet many people. All are significant.. They

    Deserve your attention and care, even if all you do

    Is smile and say "hello.."

    I’ve never forgotten that lesson.. I also learned her

    Name was Dorothy.

    2. – Second Important Lesson – Pickup in the Rain

    One night, at 11:30 p.m., an older African American

    Woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway

    Trying to endure a lashing rain storm. Her car had

    Broken down and she desperately needed a ride.

    Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car.

    A young white man stopped to help her, generally

    Unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960’s. The man

    Took her to safety, helped her get assistance and

    Put her into a taxicab.

    She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his

    Address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a

    Knock came on the man’s door. To his surprise, a

    Giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A

    Special note was attached.

    It read:

    "Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway

    The other night. The rain drenched not only my

    Clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along.

    Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying

    Husband’s’ bedside just before he passed away… God

    Bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving

    Others."

    Sincerely,

    Mrs. Nat King Cole.

    3 – Third Important Lesson – Always remember those

    Who serve.

    In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less,

    A 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and

    Sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in

    Front of him.

    "How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked.

    "Fifty cents," replied the waitress.

    The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and

    Studied the coins in it.

    "Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired.

    By now more people were waiting for a table and the

    Waitress was growing impatient..

    "Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied.

    The little boy again counted his coins.

    "I’ll have the plain ice cream," he said.

    The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on

    The table and walked away The boy finished the ice

    Cream, paid the cashier and left.. When the waitress

    Came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the

    Table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish,

    Were two nickels and five pennies..

    You see, he couldn’t have the sundae, because he had

    To have enough left to leave her a tip.

    4 – Fourth Important Lesson. – The obstacle in Our Path.

    In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a

    Roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if

    Anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the

    King’s’ wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by

    And simply walked around it.. Many loudly blamed the

    King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did

    Anything about getting the stone out of the way.

    Then a peasant came along carrying a load of

    Vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the

    peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the

    stone to the side of the road. After much pushing

    and straining, he finally succeeded. After the

    peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed

    a purse lying in the road where the boulder had

    been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note

    from the King indicating that the gold was for the

    person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The

    peasant learned what many of us never understand!

    Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve

    our condition.

    5 – Fifth Important Lesson – Giving When it Counts…

    Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a

    hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who

    was suffering from a rare & serious disease. Her only

    chance of recovery appeared to be a blood

    transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had

    miraculously survived the same disease and had

    developed the antibodies needed to combat the

    illness. The doctor explained the situation to her

    little brother, and asked the little boy if he would

    be willing to give his blood to his sister.

    I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a

    deep breath and saying, "Yes I’ll do it if it will save

    her." As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed

    next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing

    the color returning to her cheek. Then his face

    grew pale and his smile faded.

    He looked up at the doctor and asked with a

    trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away".

    Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the

    doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his

    sister all of his blood in order to save her.


    Now you havechoices.

    1 Delete this email, or

    2. Forward it other people.

    I hope that you will choose No. 2 and remember.

    Most importantly….”Live with no regrets, Treat people the way you want to be treated,

    Work like you don’t need the money, Love like you’ve never been hurt,

    and Dance like you do when nobody’s watching.”;

    NOW more than ever – Please… Pass It On…
    You never know how or when you’ll be paid!

     
  • lczarnik 11:21 on January 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    1940 A nice bit of HISTORY – “It ain’t over till the fat lady sings” 

    Forwarded message
    From: Carol Z
    Date: 17 January 2017 at 10:51
    Subject: Fwd: 1940 A nice bit of HISTORY – "It ain’t over till the fat lady sings"

    This will stir your emotions. Thanks Ray

    From: "Ray R
    Date: January 16, 2017 at 11:55:19 AM EST

    Hi Ms.Carol,

    I thought this might be of Interest to You and Hank.

    I don’t know if You are old enough to remember Kate Smith.

    God Bless,

    Ray R
    From: Michael T
    Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2017 5:24 AM

    Frank Sinatra considered Kate Smith the best singer of her time, and said that when he and a million other guys first heard her sing "God Bless America" on the radio, they all pretended to have dust in their eyes as they wiped away a tear or two.
    Here are the facts…. The link at the bottom will take you to a video showing the very first public singing of "GOD BLESS AMERICA". But before you watch it, you should also know the story behind the first public showing of the song.

    The time was 1940. America was still in a terrible economic depression. Hitler was taking over Europe and Americans were afraid we’d have to go to war. It was a time of hardship and worry for most Americans.
    This was the era just before TV, when radio shows were HUGE, and
    American families sat around their radios in the evenings, listening to their favorite entertainers, and no entertainer of that era was bigger than Kate Smith.

    Kate was also large; plus size, as we now say, and the popular phrase still used today is in deference to her, "It ain’t over till the fat lady sings".
    Kate Smith might not have made it big in the age of TV, but with her

    voice coming over the radio, she was the biggest star of her time. Kate was also patriotic. It hurt her to see Americans so depressed and afraid of what the next day would bring. She had hope for America, and faith in her fellow Americans. She wanted to do something to cheer them up, so she went to the famous American song-writer, Irving Berlin (who also wrote "White Christmas") and asked him to write a song that would make Americans feel good again about their country. When she described what she was looking for, he said he had just the song for her. He went to his files and found a song that he had written, but never published, 22 years before – way back in 1917. He gave it to her and she worked on it with her studio orchestra. She and Irving Berlin were not sure how the song would be received by the public, but both agreed they would not take any profits from God Bless America . Any profits would go to the Boy Scouts of America. Over the years, the Boy Scouts have received millions of dollars in royalties from this song.

    This video starts out with Kate Smith coming into the radio studio
    with the orchestra and an audience. She introduces the new song for
    the very first time, and starts singing. After the first couple verses, with her voice in the background still singing, scenes are shown from the 1940 movie, "You’re In The Army Now." At the 4:20 mark of the video you see a young actor in the movie, sitting in an office, reading a paper; it’s Ronald Reagan.
    To this day, God Bless America stirs our patriotic feelings and pride in our country. Back in 1940, when Kate Smith went looking for a song to raise the spirits of her fellow Americans, I doubt whether she realized just how successful the results would be for her fellow Americans during those years of hardship and worry….. And for many generations of Americans to follow.

    Now that you know the story of the song, I hope you’ll enjoy it.

    Many people don’t know there’s a lead in to the song since it usually
    starts with "God Bless America ….." So here’s the entire song as originally sung….. ENJOY!

    Kate Smith introduces God Bless America – YouTube

     
  • lczarnik 14:17 on January 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    The Tablecloth 

    Forwarded message
    From: Carol Z
    Date: 11 January 2017 at 02:22
    Subject: The Tablecloth

    Here is a beautiful message to bless you. Please pass it on to bless others.

    Subject: THE TABLE CLOTH

    Beautiful story…. makes you understand that things happen for a reason

    The brand new pastor and his wife, newly assigned to their first ministry, to reopen a church in suburban Brooklyn, arrived in early October excited about their opportunities. When they saw their church, it was very run down and needed much work. They set a goal to have everything done in time to have their first service on Christmas Eve.

    They worked hard, repairing pews, plastering walls painting, etc, and on December 18 were ahead of schedule and just about finished.

    On December 19 a terrible tempest – a driving rainstorm – hit the area and lasted for two days.

    On the 21st, the pastor went over to the church. His heart sank when he saw that the roof had leaked, causing a large area of plaster about 20 feet by 8 feet to fall off the front wall of the sanctuary just behind the pulpit, beginning about head high.

    The pastor cleaned up the mess on the floor, and not knowing what else to do but postpone the Christmas Eve service, headed home. On the way he noticed that a local business was having a flea market type sale for charity, so he stopped in. One of the items was a beautiful, handmade, ivory colored, crocheted tablecloth with exquisite work, fine colors and a Cross embroidered right in the center. It was just the right size to cover the hole in the front wall. He bought it and headed back to the church.

    By this time it had started to snow. An older woman running from the opposite direction was trying to catch the bus. She missed it. The pastor invited her to wait in the warm church for the next bus 45 minutes later.

    She sat in a pew and paid no attention to the pastor while he got a ladder, hangers, etc., to put up the tablecloth as a wall tapestry. The pastor could hardly believe how beautiful it looked and it covered up the entire problem area.

    Then he noticed the woman walking down the center aisle. Her face was like a sheet. "Pastor," she asked, "where did you get that tablecloth?" The pastor explained. The woman asked him to check the lower right corner to see if the initials ‘EBG’ were crocheted into it there. They were. These were the initials of the woman, and she had made this tablecloth 35 years before, in Austria.

    The woman could hardly believe it as the pastor told how he had just gotten "The Tablecloth". The woman explained that before the war she and her husband were well-to-do people in Austria. When the Nazis came, she was forced to leave. Her husband was going to follow her the next week. He was captured, sent to prison and she never saw her husband or her home again.

    The pastor wanted to give her the tablecloth; but she made the pastor keep it for the church. The pastor insisted on driving her home. That was the least he could do. She lived on the other side of Staten Island and was only in Brooklyn for the day for a housecleaning job.

    What a wonderful service they had on Christmas Eve. The church was almost full. The music and the spirit were great. At the end of the service, the pastor and his wife greeted everyone at the door and many said that they would return. One older man, whom the pastor recognized from the neighborhood, continued to sit in one of the pews and stare, and the pastor wondered why he wasn’t leaving.

    The man asked him where he got the tablecloth on the front wall because it was identical to one that his wife had made years ago when they lived in Austria before the war and how could there be two tablecloths so much alike?

    He told the pastor how the Nazis came, how he forced his wife to flee for her safety and he was supposed to follow her, but he was arrested and put in a prison. He never saw his wife or his home again in all the 35 years between.

    The pastor asked him if he would allow him to take him for a little ride. They drove to Staten Island and to the same house where the pastor had taken the woman three days earlier.

    He helped the man climb the three flights of stairs to the woman’s apartment, knocked on the door and he saw the greatest Christmas reunion he could ever imagine.

    True story – submitted by Pastor Rob Reid who says God does work in mysterious ways. I asked the Lord to bless you as I prayed for you today, to guide you and protect you as you go along your way. His love is always with you. His promises are true, and when we give Him all our cares we know He will see us through.

    So when the road you’re traveling seems difficult at best, just remember I’m here praying and God will do the rest. Pass this on to those you want God to bless and remember to send it back to the one who asked God to bless you.

    When there is nothing left but God, that is when you find out that God is all you need. Take 60 seconds and give this a shot! All you do is simply say the following small prayer for the person who sent this to you.

    Father,God, bless all my friends and family in whatever it is that You know they may be needing this day. May their lives be full of Your peace, prosperity and power as they seek to have a closer relationship with You. Amen.

    Then send it on to as many of your friends and family as possible and to me, who sent it to you. Within hours those people have prayed for you and you caused a multitude of people to pray for other people. Then, sit back and watch the power of God work in your life.

    Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

     
  • lczarnik 07:30 on November 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    A Simple Yes or No Vote 

    Forwarded message
    From: Carol Z
    Date: 16 November 2016 at 01:34
    Subject: Fwd: A Simple Yes or No Vote

    Yes or No

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    This vote only requires you to forward it to someone else for it to be counted.

    YES OR NO

    As many of you are aware, the Knights of Columbus submitted to congress that the words "Under God" should be added to our pledge of allegiance. Both Houses of Congress passed the law and it was signed by President Eisenhower in 1954. The information below was based on a poll taken by NBC on what percentage should keep the words in our pledge versus the percent who want it removed.

    If you read this and agree that "under God" should be left in the pledge, then just forward it to others and you have voted for it to be left in. If you delete it and don’t forward it you are voting NO to "under God." Easy, huh?

    "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

    Shock to NBC

    This is not sent for discussion. If you agree, forward it … If you don’t, delete it. I don’t want to know one way or the other. By my forwarding it, you know how I feel.

    86% to keep God in the Pledge of Allegiance and 14% against. That is a pretty commanding’ public response.

    I was asked to send this on, if I agreed or delete if I didn’t. Now it is your turn. It is said that 86% of Americans believe the word God should stay. Therefore, I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a mess about having God in the Pledge of Allegiance.Why should our Nation cater to 14%?

    If you agree, pass this on. If not, simply delete.

     
    • Israel Bedocs 00:31 on November 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Some truly good information, Gladiola I detected this. “The beauty seen is partly in him who sees it.” by Christian Nestell Bovee.

  • lczarnik 09:43 on October 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    The magic Bank Account From a old friend of many years. , thought you would enjoy the message, 

    Forwarded message
    From: Carol Z
    Date: 1 October 2016 at 00:38
    Subject: The magic Bank Account From a old friend of many years. , thought you would enjoy the message,

    Please take time to read this & then heed to it.

    Carol

    THE MAGIC BANK ACCOUNT

    This is a great email. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did

    THE AUTHOR IS NOT KNOWN. IT WAS FOUND IN THE BILLFOLD OF COACH PAUL BEAR BRYANT, ALABAMA, AFTER HE DIED IN 1982

    THE MAGIC BANK ACCOUNT

    Imagine that you had won the following *PRIZE* in a contest:

    Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your use. However, this prize has Rules:

    The set of Rules:

    1. Everything that you didn’t spend during each day would be taken away from you.

    2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account.

    3. You may only spend It.

    4. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400 for that day.

    5. The bank can end the game without warning; at any time, it can say, "Game Over!" It can close the account, and you will not receive a new one.

    What would you personally do?

    You would buy anything and everything you wanted right? Not only for yourself, but for all the people you love and care for. Even for people you don’t know, because you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself – right?

    You would try to spend every penny, and use it all, because you knew it would be replenished in the morning, right?

    ACTUALLY, THIS GAME IS REAL!

    Shocked ??? Yes!!!

    Each of us is already a winner of this *PRIZE*.

    We just can’t seem to see it.

    The PRIZE is “TIME"

    1. Each morning we awaken to Receive 86,400 seconds

    As a gift of Life.

    2. And when we go to sleep at Night, any remaining time

    is Not credited to us.

    3. What we haven’t used up that Day is forever lost.

    4. Yesterday is forever Gone.

    5. Each morning the account is Refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time WITHOUT WARNING…

    SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds?

    Those seconds are worth so much More than the same amount in dollars. Think about it and remember to Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than You think.

    So take care of yourself, be Happy, love deeply and enjoy life!

    Here’s wishing you a wonderful And beautiful day.

    Start spending….

    "DON’T COMPLAIN ABOUT GROWING OLD

    SOME PEOPLE DON’T GET THE PRIVILEGE!"

    Forward this to everyone you care about! I just did……

     
  • lczarnik 15:25 on June 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Carol Z,   

    A Great Love Story—- Non-Fiction 

    Forwarded message
    From: Carol Z
    Date: 15 June 2016 at 23:06
    Subject: Fwd: A Great Love Story—- Non-Fiction

    This us truly inspiring & thought you’d be blessed by it.

    Carol

    Jordan Spieth believes in God. And if you meet him in person, you’ll quickly realize that despite his great success — he remains very humble.

    But Spieth doesn’t claim to be a perfect Christian. In a recent interview, the second-youngest man to ever win the Masters shared that he desperately needs Christ, and thanks his family for keeping him grounded.
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    Last year, Americans fell in love with the 22-year-old golfer hailing from the good ole’ state of Texas. In 2015, Spieth placed first in the Official World Golf Ranking, tied the 72-hole record set by Tiger Woods in 1997, and became the second youngest to win the Masters, behind Woods. He then won the U.S. Open with a final score of 5 under par.
    To say that Jordan Spieth’s career is something quite remarkable, would be the understatement of the century. His winnings last year alone totaled $23 million – not bad for a 22-year-old. But there’s no obnoxious athlete ego here, Spieth is as humble as they come.
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    Jordan Spieth was born on July 27, 1993, and raised in Dallas, TX, alongside his two younger siblings, Steven and Ellie.
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    Little Jordan Spieth got into golf when his mom bought him plastic clubs as a toddler so he could occupy himself, while his younger brother could be looked after without distraction.

    Growing up, baseball was Spieth’s first love. A left-handed pitcher, he gave it up at age 12 to focus on golf, and he quickly became one of the most impressive junior players.
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    It didn’t take long for the world to recognize Spieth’s God-given talent. Even as a young player, Spieth’s laser-like focus enabled him to cancel out all other distractions and perfect his skill.

    But Spieth doesn’t pretend it came easily. He recently joked, “There’s a reason I have a hairline like this right now, and that’s because it’s stressful what we do on a daily basis.”

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    At only 14-years-old, Spieth dreamed of winning the Masters. Little did he know, what an incredible ride it would be — and just how that “dream” would happen 7 years later.

    According to the pro-golfer‘s website, at age 16 while a high school junior at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, he was invited to play in the Hewlett-Packard Byron Nelson Championship, and gained national attention when he tied for 16th place. Among other accomplishments as a junior, Jordan was selected to the victorious 2011 Walker Cup team, where as a 17-year old, he held an undefeated record.

    Upon graduating from Jesuit, Spieth enrolled at the University of Texas, where he helped the Texas Longhorns win the 2012 NCAA Team Championship in his freshman year and was named First-Team All-American. His sophomore year, Spieth decided to pause college and go professional, and the rest is history.
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    But despite his world-renowned accomplishments, Spieth doesn’t worry himself with showing off or blowing his money. Instead — and unlike many other golfers of his day — Spieth makes time for Bible study, his longtime high school sweetheart, and his family.

    Spieth is a humble man, and his actions reflect it. With every sincere and gracious post-win speech, Spieth’s first thank-you’s always go to the volunteers and staff. Spieth is so down to earth, in fact, that he still drives the same car he did in high school.

    The pro golfer explained, “No, I’m driving the same car I drove when I was heading into college after senior year. It’s just a Yukon. Honestly, my dad’s very good at keeping me grounded with that, putting it away, growing it. I don’t have a desire to go out and just buy stuff.”

    The young golfer isn’t concerned with putting on a show or impressing anyone. After winning the Masters, Jordan Spieth set himself apart (yet again) when he politely declined to have a celebratory reception in one of Augusta’s swanky restaurants. Instead, the young man requested a private dinner with his family and closest kin — at the local Chick-fil-A.
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    Spieth often shares that his 14-year-old sister, Ellie, who has autism, is one of his biggest inspirations. Ellie’s life is what keeps him grounded and her fearless example is what keeps him going.
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    Spieth told CBS This Morning, “She is our motivation. She’s my biggest fan. It puts things in perspective when you look at the big picture and the struggles that she goes through each day just to do simple tasks that we take for granted.”

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    While other famous golfers pose for pictures with supermodels in skimpy swimsuits, Spieth takes photos with his little sister.

    “She’s my inspiration,” Spieth told the UK’s Telegraph. “She’s the funniest member of our family. I really love spending time with her. It is humbling to see her and her friends and the struggles they go through each day, which we take for granted. They are the happiest people in the world.”

    After every trip, Spieth brings home a keychain, souvenir, or small trinket for his little sister. Spieth is so proud of Ellie, he often invites her on stage with him.
    To Spieth, people are far more important than golf. Inspired by his sister, Ellie, Jordan fulfilled a lifelong dream by launching the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation. Spieth has made it his personal endeavor to encourage and support underprivileged kids, military families, and children with special needs.
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    Additionally, Spieth is a loyal man. He doesn’t waste his time clubbing or getting drunk. And unlike most celebrity men, Spieth has remained by his lady — Annie Verret’s side since high school.
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    We’ve come to find out that Spieth’s girlfriend is much more than just a pretty face. Annie Verret works at The First Tee, a youth development organization that focuses on impacting the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
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    Perhaps the most inspiring thing about young Spieth, is his love and devotion to his Savior, Jesus Christ.
    Spieth’s lifestyle shows that the young man is wise beyond his years. To guard himself against the temptations of fame and fortune, Spieth has surrounded himself with like-minded men who love God, like Bubba Watson.

    Watson shared that young Spieth makes time to invest in his relationship with God and other believers, he said, “He goes to Bible study with us on the Tour here.”

    Masters defending champion Bubba Smith (L) places the Green Jacket on 2015 Champion Jordan Spieth at the 79th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2015, in Augusta, Georgia. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Jordan’s former athletic director in high school shared, “Jordan is just very genuine. He says what he believes. He believes in supporting others, taking care of others before he takes care of himself.”

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    Spieth’s actions reflect his Faith. His very life is a testimony. He doesn’t brag. He loves GOD. He goes to Bible study. He honors his family. He lives humbly. He encourages and supports those around him.
    Despite the thousands of adoring fans, Spieth knows who alone is worthy of adoration — his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. While listening to Jordan Spieth’s inspiring story, I just couldn’t help but think of James 4:10, which reads,

    “Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.”

    Thank you, Jordan Spieth, for allowing your life to be a living testimony and example! America needs more men of Faith like you! Please share if you agree!

     
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