NATIONAL COMIC BOOK DAY

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Have you ever wanted to put on your red cape and be a super hero???  Hmm…  I can’t think about that without thinking of Frankie Heck from the series “The Middle”.  The first time I saw that pilot episode, I literally rolled on the floor laughing when I heard her say, “I put on my SPANX and went!”  It’s just a pretty funny show!

Today is NATIONAL COMIC BOOK DAY!!!  If ever we needed some comic relief – it’s now!  What were the popular comic books when you were a kid?  My husband likes Hagar the Horrible.  I don’t think comic books are something that I just had to have as a kid, but once in a while I enjoyed reading a Super Man comic book.  There’s just something about a tall, strong man wearing a red cape!

If that red cape gave me supernatural powers, I’d wear it, wouldn’t you?  This world needs some super heroes for sure.  Who do your kids and grandkids look up to ?  There just are not any decent heroes out there these days.  We need some positive influences for the kids – desperately.

We see our government officials doing anything they want whether it’s legal or not – with no fear of being held accountable.  What does that teach the kids?  We don’t have to feel shame for doing wrong anymore because nobody will punish us for doing the wrong thing.  Wow – what a slippery slope!

The Bible clearly teaches the concept of right and wrong – good and bad.  Where are all the positive influences for children?

 God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please — you can never have both.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Now more than ever it’s up to the family of kids to be the hero and wear the red cape – show the morals and values that matter and will teach children how to travel the high road in life.  We can no longer look outside our own gated community – well, unless we watch Veggie Tales or something.  Videos are the new comic books, right?

I think most parents enjoy wearing the red cape to escape reality once in a while – and that’s not a bad thing.  Your kids and grandkids need to see your super hero qualities once in a while.  😉

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THANKS LIVING DAY 18

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PRAYER WITH FUNNY HAY PEOPLE

Isn’t time-lapse photography cool?

Define beauty. No doubt every person you ask would define it differently. Do you take everyday beauty for granted? It’s easy to overlook beauty because you’ve grown so accustomed to having it near. I challenge you to notice the beauty around you every day and stop on purpose to thank God for placing it in your path.

 Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Here in Wichita we have a great zoo that displays pretty fields and prairie grasses and so forth. Most people make fun of the plains, Kansas in particular, but I think the plains hold a unique beauty. No matter how much we travel, I’m always happy to head back home to Kansas!

 Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike. This natural beauty-hunger is made manifest in the little window-sill gardens of the poor, though perhaps only a geranium slip in a broken cup, as well as in the carefully tended rose and lily gardens of the rich, the thousands of spacious city parks and botanical gardens, and in our magnificent National parks — the Yellowstone, Yosemite, Sequoia, etc. — Nature’s sublime wonderlands, the admiration and joy of the world.  – John Muir, The Yosemite

What is beauty? It is anything that catches your attention and makes you stop and smile for just a moment in an otherwise normal day. Don’t be too busy or too preoccupied to notice the beauty around you – even if it’s a photograph from a friend. God bless you and have a great day!   🙂