I copied this from a the website: HERE. (It comes with a neat video too). I stumbled onto this myself a while ago and it really does work. Please copy and spread it around if you will. If we all get together and do it, it could really make a difference with road rage.
Don’t try this in the fast lane. For some reason it makes drivers crazy when you try to do this in the fast lane. He was doing it in the fast lane in the video but I think that was only because it was an exit lane.
AND A CURE FOR WAVES & JAMS
1998 William Beaty Electrical Engineer
My first ‘experiment’: accidentally erasing traffic waves!
I just realized something about myself. I love, love, love being outdoors. Just being out of the house.
We recently had a huge deck put in on the back of the house. It’s the full length of the house and 12 feet wide and it has a lattice cover on it with a railing all around. It’s as big as two big rooms. I put a six-chair black wrought iron table out on it; a double rocker and a nine-foot hammock. I’m out there everyday for hours at a time… just swinging in my hammock with my two little doggies.
I’m just loving it!!
Now I finally know why. It’s because nothing bad happened to me when I was outside. All the abuse and horror happened…
inside the house!!!
Is there anybody else out there in blog-world
who has this same sensation?
People have been asking me for this story again. I have combined the two posts so they can be read together.
One Friday morning in 2009, my life was drastically changed. The week before had been filled with Jack-in-the Box moments. These are moments where life jumps out at you and scares you silly. I never did like that toy and can’t even imagine working at a factory that makes them. The song it plays – “Pop Goes the Weasel”- warns you that Jack is about to pop out so you try to prepare yourself for his sudden appearance. Being prepared doesn’t help. I always jump. That Friday morning I was weary from jumping.
On Monday we were a family of four; by Friday we were down to three. On Monday I was a minister’s wife; by Friday he had been fired. On Monday, we were upper middle class; by…
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Here is a very, very interesting post.
There isn’t much we have to wait for these days – except babies.
No one has figured out how to fast-forward a pregnancy…
The concept of sowing…waiting…reaping is one we’ve mostly lost in our “have it now” world.
In the “good old days,” families had farms or at least a garden.
If it wasn’t in season, we couldn’t eat it.
If it didn’t grow in your area, we couldn’t buy it –
except by mail order…
…and then we had to…
(here’s that word again)
There are many fantastic lessons to be learned when growing our own food:
First comes the soil preparation. The ground must be broken up and easy to work.
Then it needs to be piled into rows so the seed won’t drown when water is applied.
Next comes the actual planting of the seed.
Aside from a routine watering…
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A wonderfully insightful post
I had to laugh. The little boy I watch after school struggled with his manners as we went outside to play whiffle ball. He said with authority, “I’m batting.”
I could tell he was beginning to look at us as equals, so I said, “Could I please bat first.” It wasn’t a question. It was a statement to model how he should have asked.
He replied, “No, you can’t I’m batting first.”
Softly I returned, “I’m not asking to bat, I’m telling you how you should ask me.”
Jesus had an appointment with a woman in Samaria. He arranged it so no one would be around when they were to meet. When she arrived Jesus started the meeting by telling her what to ask.
“Give me a drink.”
Like my little charge, she misinterpreted His comment, thinking He is asking for Himself.
“No,” Jesus responds, “If you knew the gift…
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Here is one exceptional writer.
Nearly all of the world’s religions, past and present, believe in some version of an afterlife. Buddhism is an exception, but some view Buddhism as a psychology rather than a religion. Given the prevalence of an afterlife in the teachings of most religions, it would be reasonable to conclude, in the least, that the thought of annihilation at the time of death is utterly intolerable for most people. Annihilation at death introduces serious problems for both the philosopher and the common person attempting to establish a meaning or purpose for life.
Considering that Christianity, Islam, and Judaism claim billions of followers worldwide, religion seems to be a preferred method for dealing with the reality of death. Many people choose to practice hedonism, wherein the adherent maximizes their own pleasure in the present, a practice intended to cover over the certainty of impending doom. Depression is another common response. Published epidemiological studies…
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Until today, my faith has been really lacking regarding God’s super-natural happenings. I am definitely a doubting Thomas. Because I wasn’t a witness to all that Jesus did, my logical brain could not honestly believe that any of the events occurred. Jesus performing all those miracles; dieing in order to save us; providing a Spirit to live in us. Blah, Blah, Blah…
This is a very enlightening post. Very well thought out. Very well written.
A while back, I came across a tremendously distressing story:
A mother and father who prayed instead of seeking medical help as their daughter died have lost an appeal against their convictions for homicide.
The decision marks the first time a Wisconsin court has addressed criminal culpability in a prayer-treatment case where a child died.
The court ruled 6-1 that the state’s immunity provisions for prayer-treatment parents protect them from child abuse charges but nothing else, opening the door to a host of other counts. (Praying Parents Who Let Child Die Lose Appeal)
When I read this article, I assume that these parents loved their daughter very dearly and earnestly believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. Why then would God allow their daughter to die? As any parent will surely attest, no person could have greater faith than the person who prays to the Lord for healing for…
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This is an accountability chart.
I e-mail this to my OA sponsor daily.
I also talk to her almost daily about how well I did on my commitments.
|OA 12×12 – writing||Step: # Paragraphs: # – # Pages: #|
|OA Workbook writing||Question # from OA 12×12 pages: #|
Here is what I got from this week’s Sunday sermon at my church…..
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It’s God’s job to JUDGE.
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It’s The Holy Spirit’s and Jesus’ job > to SAVE.
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And it’s my job – to LOVE EVERYBODY. And I mean everybody – and anybody – who is put in front of me. God wants me to keep HANDS OFF the rest of it, and just do my own job!
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Here is the link to this great sermon….. What is my job?
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**Peace & Feloreaw to our Great & Mighty God**
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I have to confess… I have a terrible time reading the Bible, and it’s because of coming against verses like this one. This is one of those verses that make the Bible so difficult for me to deal with …
26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”
I have believed in in my Father’s Grace my whole Christian walk. That’s because I am soooo messed up. When I was growing up I lived under very strict ‘Law’ in which I always failed… and got severely beaten for every infraction of it. But now I live in the tender and loving arms of God who has, it seems for me anyways, only loving words spoken to me through the Holy Spirit. It has been this way for 31 years.
…. Grace ….
But then I come to a verse like this one… and it frightens me. It makes me want to put the Bible down again. I want to run from it.
So I’m asking anyone, any Christian, in view of the Grace our Father showers on us, to help me with this verse… to help me with my fear.
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i dumped the coffee grounds this morning… all over everything.
i was trying to be so careful to take the coffee grounds container out of the coffee maker.
It flipped over.
It didn’t just flip over – it flipped over backwards.
Into everything on the counter that it could possibly flip into.
Wet coffee grounds… in every appliance – in the kitchen basket where i keep my rubber bands
and pot holders.
i got so mad.
i feel really… picked on.
I’m not generally a ‘poem’ person, but I thought this one was fabulous. It says it all in very few words.
I have been told that I ought to be a good person.
But I know that I am not a very good person.
So it is a good thing that I am not saved by being a good person.
I have been told that I ought to be generous.
But I am selfish to my core.
So it is a good thing that I am not saved by being generous.
I have been told that I ought to work hard.
But I am lazy enough to consider it one of my defining characteristics.
So it is a good thing that I am not saved by working hard.
I have been told that I ought to have courage.
But I am afraid more often than not.
So it is a good thing that I am not saved by having courage.
I have been told that I ought to show kindness to…
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What do you expect from such simple creatures? Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. You can be President. You can never be pregnant. You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park. You can wear NO shirt to a water park. Car mechanics tell you the truth. The world is your urinal. You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky. You don’t have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Same work, more pay. Wrinkles add character. Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100. People never stare at your chest when you’re talking to them. New shoes don’t cut, blister, or mangle your feet. One mood all the time. Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. You know stuff…
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Something to watch and listen to….
I got this from this blog: bearspawprint
How do we really know when it is God speaking to us. So how do I really know its God? I wonder what God thinks when we continue to question, “is that really you God?” when He speaks to us.
The thing that came to mind this morning was how I recognize someones voice on the phone. Of course in this day and age all we need to do is look at the caller ID on our mobile phones and see who it is.
Unfortunately God very seldom uses a direct phone line when He speaks to me so I really don’t have his caller ID, but that would be way cool if He did.
Getting back to voice recognition, take away caller ID or those of us who can remember when we used the wall phone, it rings we pick it up, say hello and wait for the person…
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WOW!!! Look at these! AMAZING!!!
This is an exceptional take on a unique view of ‘the fruit of the spirit.’
Are you being fruitful? Are you growing? Is your fruit helping and blessing those around you? I certainly hope that this series on the fruit of the Spirit is helping you do just that! So in keeping with the series, today’s post is all about forbearance and long-suffering (Patience), but not in the normally understood sense of these synonymous words.
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For most of my life I’ve been a deep introvert and didn’t have any friends. No friends! I grew up in a family of unfriendly, narcissistic people. No one came to visit our home. No parties – ever. My parents had huge distrust of the human race, and they taught all their children this philosophy. I learned that people will =Stab You In The Back= and =EAT YOU ALIVE!!= As I child I took them at their word. What a horrible thought, that someone could ever eat another person – alive! I mean it. As a small child, I was sure that other people would actually eat me while I was still alive!
I learned to stay away from them… as far away from them as I could get.
I just LOVE this guy!!! He’s one of my faves.
One of the men in my small group planned an outdoor celebration for a large number of people last weekend. In anticipation of the event, he had asked the rest of us in the group for prayer, particularly since the forecast called for a very good chance of rain. Later, he told us in an email:
“God is good; the rain held off and the temps were good for our party last Saturday.” Indeed, God is good. And He is both honored by our prayers and by the thanks that we offer Him. It is good for us, as well, to be thankful rather than take God’s goodness for granted.
There is nothing particularly unique about this scenario. We often pray in circumstances that are beyond our control, asking that events go a certain way. That “certain way” usually has obvious and reasonable benefits for those involved. Who prays…
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During some on-line research I found this and just had to post it because I felt it was so good and so needed.
“Good conduct is the root of material and spiritual prosperity. Conduct increases fame. It is good conduct which prolongs life and destroys all calamities and evils and brings eternal happiness. It is good conduct that begets virtue. Therefore develop good conduct.”
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Morality; Ethics; Right Conduct
Conduct And Character
Human beings will to obtain objects of desire. Willing results in action. This is called conduct. Conduct is behavior. The will that is expressed becomes conduct.
MAN!!! Is this FUNNY!!
OK, guys, we’ve all had that feeling when we’ve heard our wives say, “I need to go to the store and the mall and I want you to go.”
Just writing that creates tingling shutters to travel through my body and tickle my spine. And we’ve all tried to get out of accompanying our other halves on these oh-so-boring outings with varying excuses: mowing the lawn, changing the oil in the car, raking leaves, even washing clothes but usually to no avail.
Well, guys, keep reading and find out how you can get out of those shopping excursions forever — that’s right — forever and even have some fun along the way. I wish I could take credit for coming up with these ideas, but I can’t because this bit of information was passed on to me by my cousin Kenny.
I don’t know if all this is true and…
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Before becoming a follower of Christ, I was skeptical and critical of anything I considered to be “religious.” And, because I thought those calling themselves Christians were more intolerant and hypocritical than other religions, I was especially critical of Christianity, or at least what I naively thought was Christianity.