Aug 13 2012

The Things Children Say

Our friend Debra Johnson sent us this message about her granddaughter:  “Today was first grade back to school night. I took Gracie, my granddaughter, to meet her teacher.  I tried to not look like a total frump and wore black pants, a nice little summer sweater and a top with metallic embellishment on it. Gracie looked me up and down...inspection I guess, and said, "Nana, are you trying to look all fancy, so people won't realize you are old?" I am going to miss her.

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Aug 10 2012

Product Date Definitions

Use by date= the date the manufacturer recommends using the food

 

Best if used by= indicates that the quality of food might diminish after that date

 

Sell by date= the last date stores are supposed to display the product.  DO NOT BY PRODUCTS PAST THE SELL BY DATE

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Aug 10 2012

Craig's Cube of Questions, Crying

When was the last time you cried and what made you cry?

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Aug 10 2012

Troops Are Coming Home

August is heaviest homecoming month for Marines in Afghanistan. U.S. News 

The highest number of U.S. Marines will exit Afghanistan in August compared to any other month in 2012 as a large exodus of American troops continues. Coming home to a huge backlog of disability claims clogging the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and it could potentially exacerbate a high college drop-out rate and sluggish job hiring, lack of mental health help, physical therapy, now plaguing many veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

"They’re afraid. This is the worst possible time for anybody to look for work let alone anybody who has been wounded and has the cards stacked up against them," said Maretich, who was wounded by a car bomb in Iraq in 2009 and has had trouble finding work in his current city, Colorado Springs. "They could retire (from the military) at 20 ...  They just don't see a job in the civilian world that is safe and pays the same."  What's more, "they don't have enough mental health (help available) now at the VA. Many soldiers will need medical care for problems with their neck, back, or knees and the system that is already trying to catch up will be paralyzed again," he said. "Mix in budget  cuts and what a mess we will have."

 

Please join us in praying for our troops, if you know anyone military members that need prayer please add them to our Wall of Prayer.

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