Has GOD abandoned America? No: I don’t think GOD would abandon any nation when they call out and turn to Him. Also I don’t believe GOD would abandon any person if they do the same.
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Dear Aunt B,
Once upon a time, I was in charge of training work resource solution professionals (the nonpc term would be staffing company salespeople) for a 6-state radius. I taught them important things like how to get past the receptionist, how to figure out who the decision-maker in that company is in the first place, how to present yourself as the solution to a problem, and, most importantly, how not to get thrown out of an office building. It was a great deal of fun. People respond well to people that want to help them, as I did. Also, when a salesperson doesn’t have to do any selling for a few days and they get free lunches, they’re typically super happy. The training material was top notch, too. I still use it to navigate daily life. For instance, if you’re going to sit down with someone who has the power to either give or deny their business to you, it’s best if you’re able to make a great first impression. Unless you are familiar with their company culture, show up looking like a blank slate. Be bland. Dress for a funeral. Don’t wear anything avant garde, right down to the nail polish color and the portfolio you carry. Make sure the backs of your shoes look polished and that your hem is on point. Mimic your contact’s body language. Subliminally, they’ll see you as being like them. If you’re like them, they will like you. People only buy from people they like. And, definitely, know your stuff. If they’re a publicly traded company, know their stock value. Find out how many locations they have, total number of employees, etc. Who are their competitors? And, lastly, always always always know their mission statement so you can work key points into casual conversation. Trust me on this. Whether you’re interviewing for a new position, or you need to persuade anyone concerning anything, know what makes them tick. Use it against them. All is fair in love and business meetings.
The Layden Senior Citizens Center of Forney welcomes you at 101 Main Street in City Hall; open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please enter the front or through Handicap accessible doors located at the back of City Hall where reserved parking for seniors is also available.
When you and your life partner work together to achieve your important long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement lifestyle, the experience can be greatly rewarding. However, your success will require commitment and discipline. So, what steps should you take along the way?
Last Saturday my son TJ posted cryptic message that involved his friend Shane Smith. It said:
Assessment as a tool to determine content mastery is necessary in the learning environment. Currently, the state of Texas uses the State Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) to assess students’ mastery of content over the school year. The outcome of this data is used to determine things like graduation or promotion eligibility, teacher efficacy, grade level readiness, student content mastery, or campus and district performance. The test is the same across all Texas districts.
I received sad news this week, that former Kaufman County Judge Wayne Gent passed away. Judge Gent served for a total of 20 years in a split term as Kaufman County Judge. He has a distinction that will never be matched. He was the second to last Judge to serve Kaufman County as a Democrat and the first Republican Kaufman County Judge.
People are “not” animals or like animals. People have a “soul” and are made in the image and likeness of GOD Himself. People have the responsibility for being a steward of the earth and the condition of it. Animals do not have a soul. GOD did not breathe in their nostrils like He did to Adam. GOD placed the earth and everything in it under the authority of Adam and all who come after him. People are made to worship GOD and obey His instructions given in the Bible.
Dear Aunt B,
A few weeks ago I wrote about adding a new little member to our family. Our Ausie-Pom puppy; Toby “The Dude” Leonard.
Many parents have experienced it. Their children’s (or their own) penmanship is barely legible. Even after several years in school, their handwriting is extremely poor. These learners may be bright, high achievers, but their handwriting does not reflect their academic ability. Teachers (and parents) may think the learner is “Lazy” or simply not putting forth effort to produce neat work. In some cases, this may be true, in others, a legitimate disability may be the cause of their poor penmanship.
The last judgment will be before GOD sitting on a Great White Throne. The people who will be judged there are the “lost” or the “dead” so called in the Bible. REVELATION 20: 11-15. The Bible says the dead, small and great, will be those who stand there to be judged. All saved Christians have already been judged. The judgment will not be for the sins people have committed, but all will be judged for their “works”. When Jesus died on the Cross He paid for the sins of the whole world.. I believe the last judgment will be to determine how deep each person will go into the lake of fire. Death and hell will cast into the lake of fire, the Devil and all his angels will also be thrown into the lake of fire. When we think about the horror of that time and many “good” people by earth’s standard will be thrown into the fire. Many will try to tell all the good things they have done in their lifetime, but when GOD looks into their souls and can’t see His Son Jesus Christ there He will say “depart” from me you workers of evil I never knew you. Jesus said there would be weeping and gnashing of teeth. The Saints will be with Jesus judging the lost. What will it be like to see family members or relatives go into that fire?
Dear Aunt B,
I open my eyes. The dog on the floor stirs as if my wakefulness has an aroma or creates a silent whistle only canines can hear. The dog in the bed wiggles. The other dog in the bed stretches and shakes his head, long ears thwacking like helicopter blades. What day is it? I sit up in bed, my hair “pineappled” into a unicorn horn of a ponytail, because I read that’s the best way to preserve curls. It’s 6:41 am on a random Sunday. I feel my stomach churn. For so many people, weekends are times to relax, let go, throw caution to the wind. You’ve worked hard all week, after all. Weekends are for throwing rule books out of half open car windows on one’s way to doing something fun. Let’s go to the lake. Let’s go to the beach. Let’s go shopping. Let’s not care about whether the countertops are wiped down or beds are made. Those are concerns for stuffy, weekday adults, after all. But, alas, I don’t have those feelings. For 54 and one-half years, I only have one thought when I wake up on weekend mornings. Visitors (GULP). It’s time for the scary, judgy, vindictive, motley crew called random visitors.