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Winter Blues

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  Winter Blues Old age has dawned. It’s the winter of a long life. So, it’s wise to be careful. This is a personal responsibility.   Older people huddle at home. Venturing out during winter is risky. So, they decide to dwell mainly indoors. Thus, they will be avoiding the snow.   The elderly homes are heated for comfort. Trips to stores have become limited. People know driving in snow is dangerous. That’s why at this time many have the blues.   Most elders may have no one to help them. It becomes hazardous when the snow piles up. They may step outside to clear the sidewalks. But many risk their lives by suffering from falls.   It’s good if the elderly can turn to family members. They can help them obtain the essentials of life. Still, there are those that are able to rely on neighbors. At an older age many people dear to them have died.    

Lucky Bets

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  Lucky Bets What does it mean to be lucky? Many gamblers see themselves this way. But what happens when the tables turn? The results can be devastating.   Whether you are betting on slots, Blackjack, horse racing, or sports You should be careful. Never lose more than you can afford.   There are always the enticements to bet big. But you should stick to your plan. This is a lesson a wise gambler knows. Don’t be swept up by the mood at the racetrack.   There are stories of players who have won. It may be hundreds or thousands of dollars. Yet, it’s known that the House is often the winner. Many carelessness and recklessness players Don’t prevail when it comes to betting   Remember most people are betting to have fun. So, don’t let your bets bankrupt you. Betting may be a major risk you are taking. Remember, try your best to control this pastime This enjoyment may well turn into a habit That you may greatly wish to kick    

Nature of Life

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  Nature of Life Some Virginians are older now. Their lives are gradually ebbing. Is this the end of a well-lived life? No one really knows.   Fleeting years have passed them by. Where has all this time gone. They are no longer vibrant and young. Their faces are wrinkled with old age.   How do they feel about living? Some may find it rather depressing. They will rather take to their bed for comfort. But most will prefer to rally on than to give up.   This condition is definitely a new reality That’s in the second half of an older life. It’s an experience of shattered dreams and pain. Nevertheless, a Virginian mind may be clear.   Virginians view such a setback as a mountain. Yes, at times they have fallen down as they ascend. Yet, they know the resilience in their hearts live on. They will strive and pull themselves up once more. This is the condition of their luminous sadness. It’s the discovery of the inevitable nature of an older l

Thanksgiving for All God's Creation

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  Thanksgiving for All God's Creation   A pediatric surgeon Bernie Siegel (b. 1932) said, “God wants us to know that life is a series of beginnings, not endings.  Just as graduations are not terminations, but commencements.  Creation is an ongoing process, and when we create a perfect world where love and compassion are shared by all, suffering will cease.”   Inevitably, Siegel was putting his trust in mankind to create a perfect world.  But our world is broken because of our sinful ways.  Christians believe it will only be transformed through a belief in Jesus Christ.    How should people live in this world?  They have to use their imagination, and ask God to guide them in their daily lives. George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), an Irish playwright and critic wrote, “Imagination is the beginning of creation.  You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.”   Believers will know God by meditating on his Word.  They will be touched by his

Wild Horses

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  Wild Horses Corolla wild horses are hardy. They have adapted on the Outer Banks To winter by living in the wild They are able to do so, By growing thicker coats, And eating a modified diet They are able to survive the cold.   Cold is dangerous for horses. But these wild ponies Have lived through snowstorms, And whipping frigid winds They know how to adapt Because of centuries living in the wild   These wild horses spend their time On the banks in the maritime forests By fresh water marshes With a leader of the pack This stallion leads the mares Through the winter months By eating dry winter grass And stalks of sea oats on the dunes.

Embracing Your Passion

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  Embracing Your Passion What are you meant to do? Do you know your life’s goals? What do these gifts mean? And where are you heading?   Life is like an obstacle course. People are tossed in many directions. Some may think that they have arrived. Then, a brand-new perspective appears.   Learn if a path is right for you. Test the waters by asking hard questions. Just don’t settle on the first answer. At times, it’s good to look at the pros and cons.   Let what you love doing be your guide. But even this can be tricky at times. Do you keep returning to a special choice? Ponder this thought in a variety of ways.   Know you have arrived when there’s a click. You don’t feel pressure doing what you love. Inevitably, it seems as though time stands still. This is when you are embracing your passion.  

Living on a Farm

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  Living on a Farm What is a life well-lived? What is a farmer’s roots? What motivates a farmer? And when does farming end?   People explore their farming lives. Their journeys are in biographies. They speak frankly about their tasks. Dreams come alive in marvelous ways.   Growing up as a youth is challenging. It’s an early experience of a farmer’s life. Living in a rural community was best. A farmer’s life was an ideal experience.   Raising animals kept the family on its toes. Sheep, goats, cows, and chickens to feed. Expensive veterinary bills had to be paid. Often, their kids helped at the crack of dawn.   But it was quite cold during the winter months. The animals’ pens would always be heated. Yet, it was delightful to have wool from the sheep. And fresh milk and eggs would all make it worthwhile.