MEET ME IN THE STAIRWELL

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In Remembrance of 9-11…

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You say you will never forget where you were when you heard the news On September 11, 2001.

Neither will I.

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 I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room with a man who called his wife to say,

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“Good-bye.”

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I held his fingers steady as he dialed.

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I gave him the peace to say,

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“Honey, I am not going to make it, but it is OK…I am ready to go.”

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I was with his wife when he called as she fed breakfast to their children. I held her up as she tried to understand his words and as she realized he wasn’t coming home that night.

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I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a woman cried out to Me for help.

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“I have been knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!”

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I said. “Of course I will show you the way home - only believe in Me now.”

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I was at the base of the building with the Priest ministering to the injured and devastated souls.

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I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He heard my voice and answered.

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I was on all four of those planes, in every seat, with every prayer. I was with the crew as they were overtaken.

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I was in the very hearts of the believers there, comforting and assuring them that their faith had saved them.

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I was in Texas, Kansas, and London. I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news.

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Did you sense Me?

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I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew every name -though not all knew Me.

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Some met Me for the first time on the 86th floor.

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Some sought Me with their last breath. Some couldn’t hear Me calling to them through the smoke

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“Come to Me… this way… take my hand.”

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Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me.

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But, I was there.

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I did not place you in the Tower that day. You may not know why, but I do.

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However, if you were there in that explosive moment in time would you have reached for Me?

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September 11, 2001 was not the end of the journey for you.

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Off The Wall‏

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A funeral service is held for a woman who just passed away.
As the pallbearers carry the casket out, they accidentally bump
into a wall.


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They hear a faint moan. They open the casket and find that the
woman is actually alive.


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She lives for 10 more years and then dies. They have another
funeral for her. At the end of the service, the pallbearers carry

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Comments (0) Apr 24 2013

Music Makes A Healthier You

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“He who sings scares away his woes.”

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~Cervantes 

 

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Persons going to music festivals seldom think about the positive health effects that music imparts. As the research continues the body of evidence increasingly shows that music has many positive health benefits.  Music is one of the few activities that involve using the whole brain.  It is intrinsic to all cultures and can have surprising benefits not only for learning language, improving memory and focusing attention, but also for physical coordination and development.

 

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Music can be distracting if it is too loud or too jarring, or if it competes for our attention with what we’re trying to do, but for the most part, exposure to many kinds of music has beneficial effects.

 

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Music Heals

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Listening to music can reduce chronic pain from a range of painful conditions, including osteoarthritis, disc problems and rheumatoid arthritis, by up to 21% and depression by up to 25%, according to a paper in the UK-based Journal of Advanced Nursing.  Music therapy is increasingly used in hospitals to reduce the need for medication during childbirth, to decrease post-operative pain and complement the use of anesthesia during surgery.  There are several theories about how music positively affects perceived pain:

 

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Music Serves as a Distractor

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Music may give the patient a sense of control.

 

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Music causes the body to release endorphins to counteract pain.

 

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Slow music relaxes a person by slowing their breathing and heartbeat.

 

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Reducing Blood Pressure

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Comments (0) Apr 14 2013

HOW TO STAY YOUNG

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HOW TO STAY YOUNG

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1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay ‘them.’

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2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

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3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’ And the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s.

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4. Enjoy the simple things.

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5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

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6. The tears happen.Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

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7. Surround yourself with what you love , whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

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8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what

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Comments (0) Dec 05 2012

MEET ME IN THE STAIRWELL

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You say you will never forget where you were when you heard the news On September 11, 2001.

Neither will I.

.

 I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room with a man who called his wife to say,

.

“Good-bye.”

.

I held his fingers steady as he dialed.

.

I gave him the peace to say,

.

“Honey, I am not going to make it, but it is OK…I am ready to go.”

.

I was with his wife when he called as she fed breakfast to their children. I held her up as she tried to understand his words and as she realized he wasn’t coming home that night.

.

I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a woman cried out to Me for help.

.

“I have been knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!”

.

I said. “Of course I will show you the way home - only believe in Me now.”

.

I was at the base of the building with the Priest ministering to the injured and devastated souls.

.

I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He heard my voice and answered.

.

I was on all four of those planes, in every seat, with every prayer. I was with the crew as they were overtaken.

.

I was in the very hearts of the believers there, comforting and assuring them that their faith had saved them.

.

I was in Texas, Kansas, and London. I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news.

.

Did you sense Me?

.

I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew every name -though not all knew Me.

.

Some met Me for the first time on the 86th floor.

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Some sought Me with their last breath. Some couldn’t hear Me calling to them through the smoke

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Comments (0) Sep 11 2012

A MountainWings Moment — The Blessing Of Thorns‏

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The Blessing Of Thorns
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Sandra felt as low as the heels of her shoes as she pushed
against a November gust and the florist shop door. Her life had
been easy, like a spring breeze. Then in the fourth month of
her second pregnancy, a minor automobile accident stole her
ease.

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During this Thanksgiving week she would have delivered a son.
She grieved over her loss. As if that weren’t enough, her
husband’s company threatened a transfer. Then her sister, whose
annual holiday visit she coveted, called saying she could not
come.

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What’s worse, Sandra’s friend infuriated her by suggesting her
grief was a God-given path to maturity that would allow her to
empathize with others who suffer. “She has no idea what I’m
feeling,” thought Sandra with a shudder.
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“Thanksgiving? Thankful for what?” she wondered aloud. For a
careless driver whose truck was hardly scratched when he rear-
ended her? For an airbag that saved her life but took that of
her child?

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“Good afternoon, can I help you?”

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The shop clerk’s approach startled her.

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“I….I need an arrangement, “stammered Sandra. “For
Thanksgiving?

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Do you want beautiful but ordinary, or would you like to
challenge the day with a customer favorite I call the
Thanksgiving Special?” asked the shop clerk.

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“I’m convinced that flowers tell stories,” she continued.

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“Are you looking for something that conveys ‘gratitude’ this
Thanksgiving?

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“Not exactly!” Sandra blurted out. “In the last five months,
everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. ” Sandra
regretted her outburst, and was surprised when the shop clerk
said, “I have the perfect arrangement for you.”

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Then the door’s small bell rang, and the shop clerk said, “Hi
Barbara…let me get your order.” She politely excused herself
and walked toward a small workroom, then quickly reappeared,
 

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