Friday, September 11, 2009

The Daily Meditation - Hope

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A Moment Frozen in Time

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There was song by Alan Jackson that was recorded almost immediately after 9-11-2001 titled “Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?”

I know a lot of people here at this site and others across the country are going to be writing on this topic today. Many of us will be silently thinking of where we were indeed.

For me, I was working for the USPS at the Archer Ave. Station in Queens NY. I was listening on my little radio that morning sitting at the letter size case, casing mail for that morning’s delivery.
When the first reports came in it was believed to have been a small commuter plane that had somehow lost control and hit the WTC. But that was quickly dispelled by eyewitness reports that had started pouring in the station I had been listening to that day. Additionally, within the hour I’d say came the reports of Flight 93, and the attack on the US Pentagon.

A few of us went up to the LIRR platform and could see the plumes of smoke rising from the first tower. The station had a cross over bridge that was used for connecting to various trains and so afforded a good view, being only about five miles away from what would later be called ground zero.

There already many other folks there as well, and we stood in unbelieving silence as we were watching the events unfold. My group headed back to our station probably right around the time the second plane hit so I did not see that, but found out by the time we got back to the station.

The TV that was in the lobby, was blaring loudly as customers and employees watched in horror as the first tower came down and later on when the second fell too.
No one, to my recollection, of those events of was ashamed to be an American that day.
For me, the words “Let’s Roll” will forever in my mind be equal to FDR’s famous line’ A Day of Infamy”

So as the song asks; Where were you?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Song About My Hometown

Who'd thunk it?

American Thinker

Letter 2 Presadint Obama From a Kid Thx 4 Enspiring Me!!

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This would be funny, if it weren's so close to the mark. For 50+ years liberals have run education in this country. We used to be number 1 or in the top 5 (in all areas of the education; math, langauge [English], science, and other social disciplines), of all the industrial nations, now if we're lucky we rank closer to the middle. What passes for education these days are dumbed down courses that seem to not place any importance on excellence, but more on self-esteem. I have always maintained that the best way to have a child realize self-esteem is a job well done.

One would think that the people of this country would put 2+2 together (pun indended) and figure out that those who have been in charge of running education have not added up to 4

The Daily Meditation - Grace

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Daily Meditation

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1 John 3:8 - 10

8 He that committeth sin, is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose was made manifest the Son of God, that he might loose the works of the devil.
9 Whosoever is born of God sinneth not, for his seed remaineth in him, neither can he sin, because he is born of God.
10 In this are the children of God known, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness, is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Don't Feel Too Secure

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For those of you that are government employees, either on the local, state or federal level, listen up. You may think that a single payer health plan will not effect you but guess again.

Let me preface the above by stating that my own employer (the USPS) has a good health package, that allows me to chose from various insurance companies and HMO‘s . I am certain that the same exists for local and state employees.

However I would not get too complacent with this benefit. As you know, every company, every government agency is feeling the effect of the economy. They are all cutting back. Do not for a minute think that should a National Healthcare Plan passes, that these same agencies won’t toss our plans under the bus to cut costs.

It will happen in the private sector first, but it will COME down to us too. As the various governments seek to reduce costs, that will be one of the first things that will be jettisoned.

The Daily Meditation - September 03, 2009 - Isaiah 56:1 - 8

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