I haven't heard this song in ages and it was on the radio tonight and wow did it really make me think!
here is the video by the way:
here are the lyrics:
Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion… Continue
Added by Bethany Jones on September 21, 2009 at 6:06pm —
This past week a man raped and killed a three year old girl about 60 miles from our home. When I first heard about it I about threw up. The more I read about it, the more angry I get. This family took in a man, illegal from Mexico and because he had no home, they opened it up to him. They said they felt it was the Christian thing to do. The way the media tells it, he left the home after a couple of weeks. But just a few days ago, he slipped into her bedroom window and in front of her five year… Continue
Added by Bethany Jones on September 21, 2009 at 5:59pm —
It's important to let go but when's too soon and too long?This link provides an excellent standard for when it is time to let go. http://www.amymusings.com/2009/09/21/it’s-terribly-important-to-let-go/
Added by Amy Musing on September 21, 2009 at 12:02pm —
From “Screamfree Parenting” by Hal Runkel
Never promise more than you can perform. “
— Publilius Syrus
Simple, right? If you promise little Timmy kid Disneyworld, you take him to Disneyworld. He sees that you can be trusted and all is well. The trick is to have this attitude in ALL promises, not just the pleasant ones.
Remember, empty threats are really broken promises. And just because they aren’t as fun to… Continue
Added by Susan Heid on September 17, 2009 at 9:28pm —
To assist MOMS in the fine art of Christian mothering we are offering our first on-line Bible study. The studies are non-denominational and we invite everyone: MOMS, GRAND-MOMS, WORKING MOMS, SINGLE MOMS, SAHM, MARRIED, DIVORCED, CHURCH-GOING, WITHOUT ANY CHURCH AFFILIATION, CHRISTIAN MOMS, UNDECIDED, MOMS WITH LITTLE CHILDREN, MOMS WITH TWEENS, MOMS OF TEENS, MOMS WITH ADULT CHILDREN, WOMEN WITHOUT CHILDREN . . . in other words, EVERYONE is invited and everyone will benefit from this study of… Continue
Added by Jean Stockdale on September 10, 2009 at 11:17pm —
How many times as a mother do you not feel like doing something that your kids would like you to do? There have been times that my kids will ask me to play a game, go swimming or hang and watch TV with them but I say “no” either because I’m too tired, too busy or too selfish with my time.
More and more I’m being internally prompted to stop, listen to what my kids are asking me to do with them and just act in a way that is opposite of how I feel. As I take that step forward and begin… Continue
Added by Coreene Lubeley on September 2, 2009 at 2:14pm —
Today begins a month of rememberance and tribute and committment to change and cures. I am also in the midst of the last two weeks of my last class of my degree program, so I will start off by re-posting my thoughts from a year ago. Thanks for reading and remember to wear your gold ribbon! Sadly we have lost several of the children I was referring to in this post and many more have joined the ranks… Cancer just keeps coming….
Bear with me on this one … I have run out of Kleenex and… Continue
Added by Kathy on September 1, 2009 at 10:10pm —
What couple does not worry about how their marriage will fare when the kids are gone? Every mom will tell you the minute she gives birth, her husband takes second fiddle in her heart. Sometimes husbands don’t even get a musical role. They get demoted to errand boy. “Can you get me that burp cloth? And while you’re up can you fix me a tuna fish sandwich? And change his diaper? And the channel? I can’t reach the remote. I don’t want to tear my stitches.”… Continue
Added by Amy Musing on August 3, 2009 at 10:05am —
I’m a huge fan of the IPhone. I’ve unofficially, officially declared it the phone of the ifevolution.com blog. The phone has about 15,000 downloadable applications to date.
There’s a new one though, that I thought would be worth downloading just because it’s so relevant to the safety of children.
The Offender Locator.
According to the Washington Post:
The app allows you to see a list of offenders based on your current location (using the iPhone’s… Continue
Added by Nancy ~ IfEvolutionWorks on July 28, 2009 at 11:26am —
I am so proud to work from home for a company that provides us with a benefit that is endorsed by the FBI and that is designed to protect our children. Did you know a child is reported missing every 40 seconds in the United States? Did you know that only 10% of families have samples of their kid's fingerprints & DNA?
Our company has a new program available to its Independent Business Owners that will help… Continue
Added by Liz Bondar on July 27, 2009 at 12:00am —
Eating at a buffet is lots of fun, especially for kids. Children get very excited about the different choices they are offered at a buffet. For some, the idea of “all you can eat” is thrilling. How can you help your child navigate a buffet without going overboard? Read on for ten simple guidelines to help your child eat at a buffet without sabotaging his diet.
1.Don’t sit/stand around the buffet. Make your child’s plate and then move away from the table. Looking at the food will only… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on July 15, 2009 at 1:17pm —
Yep, it's out of the bag...I did something today which is absolutely unheard of.
I spent 5 1/2 (cause that 1/2 counts) hours WITHOUT SMALL CHILDREN.
Hellooooooo....Tap Tap...can ya hear me??
Three of those hours were spent ALONE. Well, except for Bo the Bulldog. And he doesn't yell at me to locate Gogurts or to find a Hannah Montana show On Demand. Or to be taken to Stick and Puck. Or follow me to the… Continue
Added by Mommy Grits on July 1, 2009 at 10:13pm —
I know! I know! None of us want to even imagine that one day we might not be there for our children, however, that day will surely come. It is the cycle of life: we're born, we live, we die. But life is unpredictable and sometimes, not all people live to old age. The death of Michael Jackson and the custody battle that will surely follow have forced me to wonder, what would happen to my baby if thing happened to me?
I am so preoccupied with making sure that we have health insurance,… Continue
Added by Nicole A. on June 30, 2009 at 10:30pm —
I'll admit it. Imaginative play with my children usually ends up in disaster. My kids are bossy and their bossiness combined with my lack of imagination, short attention span and dislike for being told what to make MY toy say makes certain types of play un-fun.
At a young age we nicknamed Peyton the "toy dictator" because of his bossiness when playing GI Joe, transformers, spiderman or whatever little man action figure he was obsessed with at the time. At age nine he has grown out of… Continue
Added by Mommy Grits on June 30, 2009 at 7:01pm —
Like all mothers out there, I love all my children the same, but differently. The amount of love I have for each of them is immeasurable, but the things I love about them and the experiences I have with each of them are quite different.
I love my first born in a special way, because he is just that … my first born. Together we have experienced so many firsts that have been indelibley etched in my brain and on my heart. God willing, we will have many more before my journey is through.… Continue
Added by Kathy on June 16, 2009 at 3:38am —
Advertisers work hard to earn their money. They can take any food and make it sound nutritious. Very few laws protect the consumer from advertisers’ half-truths. It is up to us to learn how to tell what it a valid claim and what is just hype. How can you wade through the misleading information to find the truth? Easy… just look at the nutrition label and the ingredient list! The nutrition label and the ingredient list have all the information that you need to determine whether a food is… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 10, 2009 at 12:17pm —
I listen to a lot of pop and have noticed the increasing topic of sex and partying (in explicit terms) have been coming up. I wrote a post also entitled the same as this and would love to hear your comments as mothers on what you do. (btw, I do return comments)
More at: http://rouged.org/parenting-and-music-when-to-turn-it-off/
Added by Nile Flores on June 9, 2009 at 4:59pm —
Some medicines, certain diseases, travel, and stress can cause an upset of the balance of microorganisms in our body. Florastor Kids is a probiotic that can protect your child’s intestines from “bad” organisms.
Florastor Kids is a clinically tested, natural, yeast-based probiotic that aids in the growth of good microorganisms in the intestines. It helps maintain or restore optimal intestinal health and promotes healthy bowel function.… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on April 30, 2009 at 8:58pm —
How to foster cultural awareness at a young age
We learn a lot from our parents—including the things we want to do differently in raising our own children. There are many things my parents have instilled in me for which I now intend to pass along to the next generation, like the pleasure of keeping family recipes alive, a love for all things outdoors, not to mention an ear for great music like The Stones and Dylan (yes, I am a recovering flower child). However, there are things I aim… Continue
Added by Ronnie V on April 22, 2009 at 5:12pm —
It's more than just being testy after a bad day. As moms, we've all experienced days that go something like this: The morning starts off with spilled milk and sticky crumbs on the kitchen floor, progresses to tomato juice dumped on the carpet, includes a stopped-up sink and a visit to the emergency room, and finishes up with the dog meeting a skunk. Throw in a call from your husband telling you he's bringing company home for dinner--"just something casual, hon."
That's a bad day, and… Continue
Added by Denise Edmondson on April 17, 2009 at 1:32pm —