“My husband and I are opting into a medical program that will afford us better access to our already overworked doc. He was suggested to us by my friend when I was very ill in October and November.
My first appointment he spent three and a half hours with us. My point? He has NEVER spent less than two hours with me. Though He's rather young, I believe he is one of the last of his breed. With a practice of 3,000 people he's now scaling down to 500 to give better care to his patients.
How it works: we will pay a premium to have him as our doctor(in addition to our co pay and regular deductibles ). I then have 24 hour access to him, his email address and I am guaranteed to see him within a day or two, not three weeks or three months down the road, he will be hospital friendly and coordinate my specialists keeping everyone on point.
When we first heard of this new plan we were outraged. However depending on how ill you are would probably be your deciding factor. Good (diagnostic) doctors are extremely difficult to find and we finally found someone who is challenged by our infirmities to get to the bottom of things.I am just grateful that we can afford it right now! Healthcare is already out of hand, this is just another indication of that! Where will it end!?”
“Absolutely:-) I think that when our children grow up and leave we have a deep sense of loss ( I know I have experienced that from time to time.) A dear friend has often reminded me.:We give them roots and wings. The WINGS is what we as parents have to come to terms with. For we raised them to FLY and Soar:-)Don't be mad at yourself for your feelings:-) We miss the days when we tucked them in bed, kissed them and knew exactly where they were. They were our lives. Now as they move on( my own children 36 and 39), so must we:-( It is keeping busy and finding the GOOD things in life that brings us the JOY and Peace we want. Remaining a part of their lives but allowing them to spread their own wings takes time, much prayer and faith in them. The rest will come:-) Our memories are priceless, but now it is time to make new ones:-) Be encouraged:-)Thank you for your input:-)”
ladyvee1969 on Aug 27, 2012 at 22:08:15
“Thank you for such sweet thoughts Mme. Tiffany. They help alot. :-)”
“That is a sad story. As a former youth leader I take exception to what was done to you as a child.
How foolish and without discernment they were. The gift of tongues was for a sign to the unbeliever during the apostolic age. Some think of tongues as a sign of salvation, however the thief on the cross never spoke in tongues and yet he was saved. The issues arise when the whole book is not read in harmony.”
“Agreed. How many Hollywood people have taken their lives. Money is essential to live comfortably but it has never brought anyone happiness. Actually I prefer to call it peace and joy.
I have seen people in the best circumstances who are just plan miserable. It's what is inside which is the evidence of how you live, how you age and how you feel.
Someone on this thread said "people with money always say that." Well, I was raised with money, had a Jaguar at sixteen, built in pool before it was popular, and yet life was hell!
There is a difference between scraping to get by and living comfortably, I will give you that. But at the end of the day,money will only buy temporal things. Joy and peace is a whole different level of living no matter what age you are.”
ladyvee1969 on Aug 25, 2012 at 18:57:45
“Oh you're so right. I was a single mom with four kids for years. We didn't have much, but I did things with my kids that were cheap and sometimes free in the day such as the beach or the zoo. It was so fun, some of the most enjoyable times of my life, like my second childhood, but the good one I never had. Now I'm in my 40's and I'm married and living in the suburbs with a nice home and car. I don't know what it is but I was much happier when my kids were young than now, and I'm sometimes mad at myself for that. Money alone does not bring happiness. There are so many factors that influence whether you are happy or not.”
OldTart on Aug 23, 2012 at 22:48:06
“Thank you! And good for you! I too have known the extremes. What I learned from it is invaluable and no one can ever take that from me any more than money can buy it. My best to you!”
“So many parents shouldn't be, but are! The answers to bad destructive parenting could be detrimental to good parents. We have to be careful how we approach this matter. While we don't want our parenting skills monitored by the government, all of these cases maybe pointing us in that direction. So what is the alternative?
We have to be alert and mindful of what is going on next door if we suspect a child is in danger from their caregivers, parents etc. Turning a blind eye may have gotten us to where we are today. It would appear that no one wants to be their brothers keeper anymore. However, some attention to things that are out of bounds should send up red flags. In the fifties they never said it took a village, but it was understood. Today that is the commentary, but no one really adheres to it.
We need to care and taking steps towards standing up for those who can't yet. They are our future, but only if they live to see it!”
AppalachianLady on Aug 21, 2012 at 16:42:25
“Wonderful sentiment, and I agree completely. Fanned and faved for that reason.
I realize this post gives the impression that Ms. Gonzalez is perhaps having booze-soaked parties at her house with 12-year-olds, but in reality, she only got caught up in a sting operation targeting convenience stores, and sold a can of Four Loco to an 18-year-old - a legal adult for all purposes, except alcohol.
HuffPo really should be far more clear when writing about criminal cases, instead of focusing only on the tabloid gossip aspect of the story. Judging from the comments, it appears that most people are under a very wrong impression about what happened, all because HuffPo (by intentional omission of pertinent facts) gave the distinct impression that she did something far worse than she really did. Very irresponsible reporting, HuffPo.”
bbh907 on Aug 20, 2012 at 13:17:27
“Okay,but this story is about Gonzolas serving alcohol to a minor.It didn't say that it was her child she gave alcohol to.”
amd52 on Aug 20, 2012 at 12:37:43
“Sorry to say the Government is controlling us now.”
“Attitude and character.....Jesus had both:-) His attitude of kindness and love exuded from who He is. He also showed a side of his character when He over turned the tables on the money changers in the temple. He was gentle and loving but displayed anger at in correct behavior.
No one can boast of who they are in Christ....that is true.... for it is a free gift...however we that are in Christ are called to give an account. That is not boasting...that is a command:-)”
“The scriptures are very insightful as well a emphatic to the reality of where the believer and the unbeliever will be. There is what is known as the separation of the sheep and the goats, which is more of a metaphoric example. However for the well versed, and not so well versed...He makes it pure and simple. He is very explicit. He has expressed the way to life and the way to destruction and there is no variation.
I have seen His truth unfold and watched over 40 years the changes that were foretold from the beginning...it is not only true it is the Living Word.”
surferlaments on Mar 20, 2012 at 16:08:55
“i understand what you said. i will again say, ultimately, God is the just judger and He will decide who will inherit the Kingdom. i believe God takes into consideration how one grew up, and therefore, made them the way they were be it good or bad. a just God would do that. and for that, i thank God for His willingness to show mercy. Ecce homo.”
“It really saddens me that you think this is frivolous and comedic delivered in a sarcastic tone.
I could say He who laughs last...laughs best. However I know in that day I will not be laughing at the calamity of the souls that are lost. It will be dreadful!”
“Well again this is not my words "in that day every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.''
As per your tag line...God has encapsulated His wisdom for our finite minds in the word. So in reality...you are correct there....He is more vast, but only because we can't not grasp what He has already given to us through the written word.”
“No I really don't give much value to religions. Actually i am more of a relationship type of person. I have a relationship with Christ...and His truth is what sustains me.
I do not have blind faith. Do you know that it takes more faith in what atheists believe than for followers of the Living God?
But as they say " there are no atheists in foxholes"”
You should not put words into people's mouths. I so wish all the wars and fighting would stop. I hate the killing! Our young men going to war! I would love to see world peace...however I have no control over that. I vote...and hope that those in control have good sense not to keep patrolling the world! Too much bloodshed!
I am not the creator of anything...I am more of a reporter I suppose. I see it for what it is and then I research it to understand it. I also pray for wisdom., and studied the scriptures long enough to know the value of what they say.
Wars will cease...but not just yet.. Armageddon will end all wars. That isn't my thoughts, idea or plan....I could never have anticipated or made up such a plan. Nor do I just take things at face value. In reality science itself is only one aspect of the truth of the Bible. But there is so much more.
The scripture says "study to show thyself approved a workman who needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of God ." I really am not concerned what man thinks, of course a good name is essential...and doing my best is crucial to my life.
But in the final analysis... I am far more concerned what God thinks.”
“Truth can not be changed to suit you...I am sorry. To tell everyone that God is all love without stating that He is also JUST...now that is unfair to the listener. In my early youth I too studied all the religions of the world. They were all basically feel good religions...God not only is a merciful God...he is the JUDGE and will do so. It is not my words but His that you have issue with.
I can't create atheists that is a recipe that they make within themselves. Nor do I have the power to bring them life. Each of us has our own journey. As a young person I was told many untruths about the Bible, it contradicted itself, it was out dated and on. That only made my decide to find out for myself. No one turns people away from truth...they walk away of their own volition.
I have tasted of his goodness, and mercy. However...He has a definite path, which He, not I, instituted and implemented for man to adhere to. He couldn't be more plan...and if you have studied the word than you should know that. Jesus said " NO MAN COMES TO the FATHER, BUT BY ME." No commentary, opinion or random thoughts can change that. He does not tip toe around the truth, He is frank and of a certainty!”
robphilnz on Mar 20, 2012 at 20:32:48
“Correction of scrambled text:
- that 12,000 errors were discovered in the KJV by Aramaic speaking Lebanese George Lamsa when he compared them with the ancient Peshitta texts. The KJV and the NEB are recognised as the most scholarly Protestant renditions, and Douay as the Catholic. Other versions are generally "modernisations" of them.”
robphilnz on Mar 20, 2012 at 20:22:45
“Incidentally - I trust that you realise that the words of the Bible were originally based in Syriac tongues.
- that the Semitic people who spoke them drew extensively from metaphor and hyperbole to tell their stories - which were NEVER meant to be read or understood as 100% literal.
- that 12,000 errors and additions in the underlying (Greek, Latin) translations were discovered and incorporated used in the KJV translation by Aramaic speaking Lebanese George Lamsa when he compared them with the ancient Peshitta texts.
He praised the KJV, however, for retaining the poetic structure of the Semitic languages, sadly missing from most modern Bibles.”
robphilnz on Mar 20, 2012 at 20:09:47
“Just = guided by truth, reason, justice, and fairness.
I do not believe that you have "studied" "all the religions of the world", because all such people are tolerant. Reading ABOUT them is not studying them.
You are not tolerant. You write as a fundamentalist bordering on Dominionist absolutism.”
robphilnz on Mar 20, 2012 at 16:44:55
“You omitted three very important words from your comment:
“Because there is a study of hermeneutics...but beyond that I have studied for 40 years and the bible is clear...the Holy Spirit will teach, reprove and instruct. It is the truth that reveals itself. The scriptures are always in perfect harmony.”
“God says His Word is infallible and really that settles it for me. If you are a christian I am seriously wondering what you base your beliefs on. A Christ follower must first believe that He is...and then follow His Word. You obviously have your own version...I have no idea how you identify with someone that you can't know intimately through the Word.
The OT was under the authority of the Law of Moses and the Prophets. The NT fulfilled it and Jesus ( whom you say you follow) became the propitiation for the law.”
democratbob on Mar 20, 2012 at 11:06:28
“And I would suggest that your problem with this is that you only see what you see and you neither wish to nor can try to see what others see.”
“Those who live by their own understanding will die eternally by the same.”
SayBlade on Mar 20, 2012 at 00:01:40
“One's own understanding is all anyone ever has about anything that is truly one's own. People have free will and their own thoughts.”
robphilnz on Mar 19, 2012 at 22:30:01
“What a terrible misrepresentation of the unconditionality of the love of God as in the Bible!
What an excellent advertisement for atheism! Almost anyone would join them rather than participate in a fear-driven narrative such as yours!
Scripture can only be understood according to the mind of the reader - not some joker on TV TELLING you what to believe. Many of them are not as well educated, especially in the Evangelical/Fundamentalist/Pentecostal movements because their fears have stopped them exploring further.
They do not understand that if you believe that God is with you, you need have no fear of exploring others' ideas.
We only live according to what we believe to be truth, based on our own studies and understandings. When we have new insight, inspiration or evidence, we grow (hopefully!), and we change to live truth as we now understand it to be.
I have been accused of "thinking too much" because I don't just "agree" with people who speak much as you do. My answer that "humans were not told to switch off their minds to enter a house of God" invariably falls on deaf ears.
I have explored widely: Buddha, Confucius, Lao Tsu, Baha'Ulla, the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and many others have been wonderful teachers, each adding a little more understanding and inspiration of living what is taught in the Gospels, and I openly honour and respect them for their input into my most agreeable journey.”
surferlaments on Mar 19, 2012 at 21:44:54
“the article said carter believes that God is the judger, as i do. how is it you know what God will do with each and every human that ever lived?”