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HOPE   Leave a comment

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Barrier’s Books & Associates Extravaganza 2017!   Leave a comment

An Extravaganza 2017 Event is coming to Wichita, Kansas September 22-23.
An exciting event!

Fashion and Talent Shows
Door Prizes
Food Served
Business Advertisements Display Area
Our purpose is to Discover and Expose Skills and Talents

Sponsored by Barriers Books & Associates
Host: Ellen Jean Barrier

For details about this event please click here @ http://www.lyricsmusicamppoems.com/2016/12/barriers-books-associates-extravaganza.html

Avoid Living in The Past   1 comment

Avoid Living in The Past

Strive for a Better Future and To Become a Better Person

__ Ellen J. Barrier

Avoid living in the past. Accept God’s forgiveness for your wrongdoings, and strive for a better future, and to become a better person.  Otherwise, you will become a prisoner locked behind the corridors of your past.

 

You Must Release the Past from Your Mind

“But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth to those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”  Apostle Paul

Living in the Past by Choice

For the individual who are able to make choices, but due to anger and grudges, refuses to let go of the past, he or she made the choice to become a prisoner of their past.  Such individuals are mean spirited people.  Living in their past, only makes them bitter, unkind and unhappy, because they refuge to forget what someone may have said or done to them, that they didn’t like,  and they aren’t about to forget, and in their mind, they are never going to forgive.

The Helpless Prisoner

Some people are afraid to move on.  Therefore, they are living in the past.  There are different reasons for which people are imprisoned in their past.  Fear and unhappiness can hold a person as a prisoner. They  prevent that person from making changes in their lives. They aren’t able to set goals because of the fear and unhappiness they are shackled to. They can’t release themselves from their prison.

The cause of fear and unhappiness is oftentimes due to a bad relationship or abuse that such an individual experienced.  Therefore, they would need someone to help them by working patiently with them.  Otherwise, they will remain a prisoner in their past (psychologically). This is a helpless prisoner.

Source for quote: Philippians 3:13-14 King James Version Bible

The Beauty of Life   Leave a comment

The Beauty of Life

The butterflies represent the beauty of life and the ever changing process it brings as we take each step forward. Along our journey through life, we grow from our youth to adult years. Life is an experience we embrace because of the beauty we enjoy with family and friends throughout the years.

The smiles we share during the times we gather for the holidays over games, social events and lots of food and fun, are beautiful memories we each hold in our hearts and never let them go. Those of us who prepare meals for the family gathering and plan our activities, we do them with the spirit of love that the joys of life brings with each of the colors of its own beauty in every family, as seen in the picture with the angel holding the butterflies above.

In our hearts we each are thankful for our family and friends and for the memories that we all share. And we pray there will be more beautiful memories of life we will share along our journey of life stories.

God’s Blessings Comes with Conditions   Leave a comment

And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:

 

And all these blessings shall come upon thee and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.

 

Deuteronomy 28: 1,2 (K.J.V)

 

Note: As with all Valuable things that comes with a price tag, so does God’s blessings.

 

There are conditions that God requires before he hands out his blessings. Some of us are too busy meddling in other people’s affairs that we are allowing our own requirement to go unchecked; flaws in the fabric of our own lives are cause for not receiving God’s blessings.

 

As parents, we don’t reward our children with gifts when they disobey us. Neither does our Father in Heaven reward us when we disobey him.

When Tragedies Strikes   Leave a comment

When Tragedies Strikes

In times of tragedies, and loss of loved ones, we seek for answers and for strength to deal with the pain that causes discomfort. We know that within our souls, only our creator can comfort us, and give the needed strength within us, to enable us to rise up! And deal with the situation that we have encountered, victoriously. Each individual have to find the courage and strength to continue to live their lives at their own pace. Not everyone deal with tragedies and losses the same as others. Some people need a longer time and a slower pace.

Some ask, Why?

 

Scripture:

 

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Ephesians 6:10, 12

God holds accountable those who inflict pain and cause the death of another individual without justifiable cause such as in the case of self-defense, or to save another individual’s life. He will not allow such individual to go unpunished by his own judgment and time.

He also, will judge those in leadership positions who are using politics and passing laws and are using their influences that are not helping to better the nations, but are rather destroying its people and separating them.

 

When a tragedy happen, each one of us should ask ourselves, what can I do to make this world safer?

As a parent, we should ask, am I being the parent that I need to be?

Am I living the example for my children that will help them to be respectful to others and to value the life of others?

We live in a society that is addicted to violence. It is up to us to teach our children, and other children not to commit wrongful acts. It is time for all parents to work together, with teachers, and with other leadership individuals, to help our young people avoid violence.

A young person should be able to have the knowledge to make a righteous decision, about what they view. A song, or a movie, or book that portrays a violent act, is no cause for anyone to commit those acts upon another individual. Acting is what it is! It is not real! The people are entertainers, who are paid to do their job. They don’t commit the acts of the individuals they are portraying.

Case in Point:

The Bible is filled with violent acts committed by young and old. Those things were recorded for our learning, for the purpose that we shouldn’t commit them. And to know that those things displeases God, and to expect his punishment.

Keeping Your Business Safe   Leave a comment

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: to shew forth thy loving-kindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night, Psalm 92:1, 2 (K.J.V)

Note: Giving thanks to God and singing praises inspires hope, and produces courage, determination, and strength. It also, gives us comfort and peace. Those who possess find satisfaction. Surveys have been done with positive results for prayer regarding those who pray frequently.

There are times when every individual need to empty their mind to someone without having their personal business being publicized to others who can make things worse by spreading false rumors.

Prayer works for me.

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