People not Things

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We all go through hard times in our lives, losing jobs, losing “things”, but they aren’t really our things to begin with.  They are all God’s things. God has given us everything we have. Things come and go.  People come and go.  But the one thing that is more important that those “things” are those people.  People God gives us to help us learn, help us grow. Some deter us from our path, but others get us back on it. So today, just remember all those who love you, and care about you.  Thank them, tell them what they mean to you, because they won’t always be there.  And it will put a smile on their face today.  And yours. 🙂  God Bless!

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Start Each Day With a Grateful Heart!

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I just added a new portfolio of barns, and it has been interesting seeing all the different stages of deterioration the barns are in.  This is a barn in Washington, IL that was not completely blown away by the tornado on November 17, 2013.  Some was, but it was still standing, probably beacause of its firm foundation.  It is a good reminder how lucky, no, how blessed so many were that day a couple years ago.  We have so much to be grateful for every day.  🙂

Fight the Fight Against Addiction Vendor Fair

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This Saturday, May 7th, there is a vendor fair in Pekin, IL from 9am -2pm at Pekin First Church of the Nazarene.  It is to raise money for a walk that will be held in August, that is to create awareness for addiction.  That money will be donated to a foundation that provides Naloxone, which is a counteractive drug to help those overdosing from opiods.  There are so many struggling with addiction, even on a daily basis. So many have lost there lives to this disease, but there are also so many that still struggle with it.  I don’t believe jail is a solution for addicts.  There is more to the problem, the putting them in a cell.  That will not fix the problem.   Going to a treatment center saved my life, but I had to WANT to get and stay clean and sober.  Today, I am so grateful for where I am.  I love my life, and today I actually LIVE life.