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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My heart goes out to all of my friends who suffered an earthquake especially to those who had never suffered one before and thought they never would.
I am so glad you are all well or at least those we heard from are and assume the rest are also.

NOW I WANT TO TELL YOU SOMETHING FUNNY ABOUT THE ONLY TREMOR I WAS IN. It was not big enough to be called an earthquake.
When I lived in OAXACA Mexico I lived on the fourth floor of an apartment building.
One night I felt the bed shaking and thought it was my co-worker shaking as she was a very nervous person. Then I began to hear dishes rattling so decided it was an earthquake. Since I had never been in one I had no idea what to do I went back to sleep. The next morning I found out it was a tremor as it wasn't big enough to be an earthquake.
Needless to say it did not help my co workers nerves. She soon left to go back home and I went to teach in a Bible Institute in Monterrey.
Years later they had the big one in Mexico City which was huge and destroyed much of the downtown area. I saw some of the ruins on a trip there afterwards

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RGEETING 9/2/2011 5:51PM

    Our mission agency has missionaries serving in OAXACA... they have translated the complete Word of God into the Chatino language. My dad was the printer for our mission and printed some of the first books that were completed. My mom was a secretary and worked on getting it formatted. Today, I have a completed full Bible in Chatino in honor of my parents.

The only "earthquake" (don't know if it was just a tremor or not) was when I was a child, home alone, and I felt the floor move (it was on a slab)... so - here in Wisconsin, we might get some tornadoes threaten us - but so far, no earthquakes...

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 8/28/2011 7:22PM

  I have never been in anything worse then a sever thunderstorm with lightning zig zagging all over the ground and I fell on my face calling out in the name of Jesus save us from the lightning LOL it sure did work for me LOL

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2BEATIT1 8/25/2011 12:14PM

    It is getting pretty unnerving when we start seeing earthquakes where we never did before. Even Ontario Canada felt the affects of this Virginia one.
I live also on a fault line and they keep saying our province could be next.
If it wasn't for my faith, I would be living in constant fear.

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NORASH3 8/25/2011 7:28AM

    emoticon blog!
Mat 24:6-8
And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars.
See that you are not troubled; for all these
things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom
against kingdom. And there will be famines,
pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.
All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Where I live in Guyana in South America we don't
get earthquakes but once in a blue moon we
would experience a tremor. Blessings to all.

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DIDMIS 8/24/2011 11:46PM

    Marsha read Matthew chapter 24 and you will find a list of things.
Again I say I am so thankful all are well. emoticon emoticon

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SWEETLIPS 8/24/2011 11:12PM

    I thought that the train had derailed. I had no communication and I was home alone. whn my telephone rang,it was my mother, who lives on Long Island. I was shaken cause I had been attacked by books, so I was crying when she called. She starts to yell, we have to get someone to her, John (my Dad) whi can we call? Jacki, why do you live in the country - this is so crazy and then she hangs up. Both of us are doing fine. we have to accept what God allows. Blessing to you all.

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MOM2GEO_JR 8/24/2011 10:46PM

    Irene, I love to read your blogs. I have never been in a earthquake, have experienced a smal tornado, several hurricanes being I live in Florida. I don't wish either on my worst enemy.

This quote from the Bible
" think God wants to get our attention as He tells us in His word that these things would happen in the last days before His returning"

Do you know off hand what bookk it is in. I have heard it so often, but have never read it in the Bible.

Have a good night's rest, and I am retiring after reading your blog. Keep up the good writing.

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SUNNYWBL 8/24/2011 5:54PM

    My daughter, Sue, from very near Phila.Pa,was in the airplane coming to MN when the quake hit.

According to USA TODAY, the quake was felt over a very large region "because Eastern North America rests on a fairly cold connected stretch of continental crust. So when you hit it, it tends to ring like a bell." That is why it was felt as far west as Chicago and as far north as Toronto! " the western U.S. is more pieces all jumbled together and is you hit it, it tends to clunk like a pile of sand." emoticon emoticon

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NELLIEC 8/24/2011 4:47PM

    In WA state we had one that was a 7.2. Mercy woke me up by running up me while I was asleep in bed. She starting barking furiously at it and shortly afterward it stopped. I suspect that Mercy thinks she stopped it!

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KEEKEE1ST 8/24/2011 12:46PM

    We don't get earthquakes in Central NY much. Only 2 or 3 in my 50 yrs. However one occured early morning when my oldest 2 children were 3&4. I woke up hearing the springs on my daughters bed making noise and jumped up ready to tell them to stop jumping on the bed only to find them both sound asleep...lol It was a weird experience. That was the first one I ever remember.

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KEEPITUP05 8/24/2011 11:55AM

    I was scrubbing the bathtub yesterday when the earthquake occured. At first I thought I may be having a dizzy spell or something. After I stood up and could see the walls swaying I knew it wasn't me! It was terrifying to say the least. I am glad we don't get them often. My girls and I met in the hallway coming from different rooms not sure what was going on. We went outside as well as everyone in the neighborhood.

Be prepared for any natural disaster because it can happen. I heard a scientist state that this earthquake was to small to be followed by a tsunami..well we aren't supposed to have 5.9 earthquakes on the eastcoast either. Scientific explainations are fine but God is above all in knowledge and wisdom! emoticon

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DIDMIS 8/24/2011 11:12AM

    I have so enjoyed reading all of your experiences. Someday I will tell you about the tornado my sis was in years ago. It was a miracle she came out alive.
I think God wants to get our attention as He tells us in His word that these things would happen in the last days before His returning.

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DIDMIS 8/24/2011 11:11AM

    INFLATED I think your funny story outdid mine. You thought the dog got stuck under the recliner. I know one day we hunted and hunted our little dog to no avail. I had straightened the recliner up and finally we found him under the recliner. It took hours.
GAIL you make northern Minnesota sound like paradise but I could not live in that cold, ice and snow.

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LMMIMI 8/24/2011 11:07AM

    Many years ago I spent my summer in Portland, Oregon, and there was a quake in Washington state and it felt just like a big truck rolling by. In fact, being from Minnesota I didn't even know what was going on. We have tornadoes and blizzards here so quakes are an unknown for me. The world we live in is very fragile and Mother Nature has to remind us of this fact.

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HAPPYMOM8 8/24/2011 10:29AM

    Mother Nature has to remind us every once in while who is in control.

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NELLJONES 8/24/2011 10:26AM

    This was my first earthquake. I didn't even know what was happening. The house around me was groaning and creaking, but I didn't feel motion myself. I always that that an earthquake would make me lose balance, or at lease feel like I was on a ship. Because I didn't feel motion, I just thought there was something wrong with the house and ran outside. Very scary but now I know, even though we'll never have another east coast quake in my lifetime.

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GAILRUU 8/24/2011 9:03AM

    In northern Minnesota we don't have earthquakes, rattlesnakes, scorpions or hurricanes. We do get the occasional blizzard and lots of mosquitos but in return we have clear blue skies and lots of clean water and the earth doesn't move!

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CAROLYN0107 8/24/2011 8:45AM

    I lived in Japan for two years and felt a number of earthquakes. Two were more significant. One for it's strength and the other for it's length. I was working at the hospital for one and a small bulletin board fell off of the wall and hit me in the head. It didn't hurt but just surprised me. We had certain procedures we had to do to take care of our patients ( women plus new born babies).

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BACKMOON 8/24/2011 8:27AM

    Living in So. Ca it got to the point for me if things started shaking i would grab my coffee or drink and ride it out, if it went past a certain time then I would start to move for cover, which by the way I only moved twice. now that I live in No Ca. we seldom have any shakers.

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HOLLY_ROSE333 8/24/2011 7:38AM

  Hi Irene! I grew up in California.. any quake is pretty scarey... emoticon

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ALICERIEGER 8/24/2011 7:30AM

    It is always interesting to see how different people react to different things. I was on the fringe of a hurricane in Florida, a tornado in Kansas and tremor in Oregon. It always amazed me what a powerful force nature is.

God Bless

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MOM4407 8/24/2011 6:21AM

    Great thoughts

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INFLATED 8/24/2011 3:49AM

    I felt the earthquake and thought our dog had gotten stuck under the recliner I was sitting in.

I had watched Disasters on National Geographic channel the day before and it had about the earthquake in Haiti, a tornado, a flood in Africa and the earthquake/tsunami in Japan.

I didn't realize what had happened and it was a creepy feeling. I went outside and two neighbors were out and asked me if I felt the earthquake. No damage or injuries here.

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SUSIEPH1 8/24/2011 3:24AM

    Hi Irene !
We don't have to many earthquakes here in OZ either.... although I did feel tremors whilst in southern NSW . years ago ..
I am glad you are all safe ..
Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 8/24/2011 2:53AM

    Being in UK we rarely have earthquakes and when we do they are a whimper in comparison to those the US experiences.
I hope everyone is safe and well and their houses and belongings are still intact. emoticon

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DIDMIS 8/24/2011 1:33AM

    My co-worker wasn't scared because of the earthquake. She was just a nervous person.
I didn't know enough about them to be scared.
My broter lives in California. Some have tornados, some hurricanes, some floods and some earthquakes and the worst is yet to come.

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RUBYEMMA775 8/24/2011 1:24AM

    i had a neighbor who was afraid and excited by the earthquakes here in california at the same time. Weird, huh? It was sad talking to my family in New York who felt the earthquake and were so frightened and shook up by it. When I told them it was a regular occurrence here in California, they couldn't believe I hadn't packed and left yet.

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GOATGIRLJM 8/24/2011 1:20AM

    I used to live in cal. We had earth quake all the time. It always scard me.

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CHIBIKARATE 8/24/2011 1:20AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon when people R scared they always turn to GOD emoticon emoticon

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Monday, August 15, 2011

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This morning I was at church and noticed I had a missed call from my niece. When the day quieted down enough I called her back.
What is she calling during church for? She knows I go to church! We just talked last night. Well I will find out.
She said her cat had pressed the redial and that was my missed call. I said well tell your cat hi for me and sorry I missed its call.
Can you imagine me answering the phone and hearing a meau at the other end of the line?
We sure had a good laugh over it. The best laugh I have had in a month.

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RGEETING 9/2/2011 5:43PM

    So funny!!! emoticon

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GAILRUU 8/28/2011 8:50AM

    Being a cat owner, I can see that happening. Very funny!

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KEEPITUP05 8/24/2011 11:57AM

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JUNEBUG150 8/19/2011 11:58PM

    That was so cute! emoticon

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LIZABETT 8/19/2011 2:25PM

    emoticon Me, too!

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TIABITS 8/18/2011 1:43PM

    That is funny Irene...made me chuckle too. emoticon

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BACKMOON 8/17/2011 8:14AM

    Animals bring so much joy to this life! Could you imagine a world without them?

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LMMIMI 8/16/2011 10:40AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Cats don't you just love them. emoticon emoticon

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LEAH-MARIE58 8/15/2011 10:39PM

    emoticon That did put a smile on my face !


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HAPPYMOM8 8/15/2011 10:05PM

    Now that's the cats MEOW! emoticon

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MOM4407 8/15/2011 8:18PM

    Cute kitty. I think an Angel just wanted you to call your niece again.

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CAROLYNVIL 8/15/2011 6:59PM

    very cute

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MNNSAIDE 8/15/2011 6:37PM

    Love it - my pets have done similar things - like

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KEEKEE1ST 8/15/2011 3:20PM

    Too cute. Kitty just wanted to say "Hi"

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 8/15/2011 3:04PM

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Can you just imagine if all our pets could call who they wanted?

This is the funniest thing I have heard in a long time.

This is really great Irene. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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YJNANA 8/15/2011 1:17PM

    Very CUTE, puts a smile on Everyones face :)

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IAM_HIS2 8/15/2011 1:03PM

    I got a good laugh from this--especially being a cat lover!

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ALICIA214 8/15/2011 12:48PM


Good thing it was not a long distance call. emoticon

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IDLETYME 8/15/2011 11:42AM

    That's so cute! Pets always try to cheer us up however they can. Don't you just love them???
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GAILRUU 8/15/2011 9:48AM

    I could see my cat doing something like that. Very funny!

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NELLJONES 8/15/2011 9:06AM

    Those of us with cats have found some pretty odd things that they can do. Mine walk across on the button that can send an unfinished email. Sometimes embarrassing.

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THEEXERCISER 8/15/2011 8:55AM

    LOL, I went away last weekend and came home with the tv on when no one else in the house so I figured my cats were board and decided to watch some tv. Now it would have been really funny if it was turned to the Animal Plant channel. Any way have a great day!

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CAROLYN0107 8/15/2011 8:04AM

    emoticon LOL!

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PATTYKLAVER 8/15/2011 8:00AM

    I would have loved to answer that call! How cute!

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HOLLY_ROSE333 8/15/2011 7:38AM

  My pup needs to learn that one! emoticon emoticon

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FERRETLOVER1 8/15/2011 6:57AM

    How cute!

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MRE1956 8/15/2011 6:42AM

    Aw - so cute!

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NEW-CAZ 8/15/2011 2:55AM

    Clever Puddy Tat emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 8/15/2011 1:55AM

    Hi Irene! What a clever cat!
I read on the "Chat" you have not been feeling to well .I hope you are feeling better ... always in my thoughts my lovely friend..
Love and Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MONTY68 8/15/2011 1:17AM

    Hi Irene
what a precious story. I love it and I bet you had a great laugh, thanks for sharing it

Monty emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NELLIEC 8/15/2011 12:54AM

    Sounds like something my kitties would do! (All 6 of them)

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FITANDFIFTY2 8/15/2011 12:41AM

    Ahhh,, that is so cute! I can just see that happening! Thank you for sharing...:)

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GRACEISENUF 8/15/2011 12:30AM

    Smart Cat!


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MR21965 8/15/2011 12:27AM

  How cute thanks for giving me a smile and giggle!

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Monday, August 01, 2011


MONDAY 1. Took the emoticonto the car doctor. Did not get the work done. If I am going to spend agency prices I will go to the agency.
2. Bought gas and was going to go through the car wash. It was not working.
Final results, poor car. It looks like a dust ball rolling down the highway with bird poop on it.

TUESDAY Went to a new dentist to get my teeth cleaned. I like his hygienist and also the dentist. Also it is less than a mile down my street and he charges less than the other one charged. My teeth are emoticon

FRIDAY went to the emoticonspecialist. He seems to think I am A-1 okay.
Then had lunch with two of my Spark Friends as one of them lives in the town and another close by. It is about 40 or more miles round trip from my home.

SATURDAY Went to a birthday emoticonfor one of the ladies in my Sunday School class at a Japanese restaurant.

I noticed I got a couple of the days turned around but don't want to risk losing this so will leave it.

Also the week before I had a visitation On Sunday and a funeral on Monday to attend.

Some things emoticonsomethings not so emoticon

Again I want to thank all who voted for me as a MOD. You are appreciated my emoticon's.

I have had no pain from the gout since getting the shot in my foot.

Today is a new day, a new week and a new month. Let's make the most of it.

P.S. Forgot to say I had the window doctor out also. They arrived on time and did a quick and good job.

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NORASH3 8/25/2011 8:07AM

    Wow, what a busy week!
emoticon on being motivator.
Love your good heart emoticon
and emoticon attitude!
The Dr. was right.
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YJNANA 8/15/2011 1:20PM

    Your Blog made me laugh out loud :)
thanks Irene, I needed that.


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DIDMIS 8/13/2011 8:42PM

    I had another week worse than the one above. If you have kept up with my posts you know what is going on. Thanks again.

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JUNEBUG150 8/13/2011 8:43AM

    Congratulations on making MOD! You made my head spin with all the things you had going on this week! Hugs, Melody

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JUNEBUG150 8/13/2011 8:39AM

    Congratulations on being MOD! You made my head sping with all that you did this week :) Hugs, Melody

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MARLIZG 8/11/2011 4:48PM

    you are an inspiration to us all!

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MARLIZG 8/10/2011 11:47AM

    what a week!

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HAPPYMOM8 8/6/2011 3:53PM

    Yippee! You are always a winner in our book !

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NELLJONES 8/5/2011 9:43AM

    Just checking in with you. How wonderful that your doctor says your heart is in great shape. At our age that's always good to hear!

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PENNI68 8/5/2011 9:17AM

    Wow you do sound busy!! Glad to see you got MOD...good for you!!! That is awesome!!

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TOASTIE 8/3/2011 9:50AM

    Busy week. How lucky that you actually get to be face-to-face with spark friends. I love your use of emoticons.


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MOM4407 8/3/2011 7:27AM

    A busy week.

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SUNNYWBL 8/2/2011 10:33PM

    I'm so happy for you that on the whole, it was a great week for you!

Granted, funerals and their services emoticon emoticonare definitely not happy times.

I'm Happy that your foot got better fast, this time, what a blessing. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I'm happy you got a new dentist emoticonand a pretty smile.

emoticonDefinitely, being picked as a great motivator emoticonis cause for emoticon

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HAGIN2010 8/2/2011 6:00PM

    What a busy week, Irene. Glad your foot is feeling better. Congratulations on being MOD.

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CAROLYN0107 8/2/2011 8:23AM

    Irene...congratulations on being MOD! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 8/2/2011 3:07AM

    emoticon Irene on MOD it's thoroughly deserved! emoticon

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ALICERIEGER 8/1/2011 11:23PM

    Congratulations. You deserve it.

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LMMIMI 8/1/2011 11:07PM

    Congratulation on MOD and I think you are emoticon

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KEEPITUP05 8/1/2011 8:42PM

    Phew! You had a busy week. Glad your foot is feeling better! emoticon

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MNNSAIDE 8/1/2011 8:34PM

    emoticon blog!

I didn't know you had gotten MOD - where is that posted?

That is emoticon

You sure deserved it after the above week!


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MONTY68 8/1/2011 7:55PM

    Hi Irene
What a great blog and you certainly did have a interesting week, I think except for the car repairs , you had a wonderful week. Just like icing on the top of a cake , you topped your month with being voted MOD. You certainly deserved it with all that you do for all of us. Congratulations and let August be a positive, exciting, successful month.
Thank you for sharing

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Donkey's Tale

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.

He invited all his neighbours to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quietened down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer's neighbours continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.

2. Free your mind from worries - Most never happen.

3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.

4. Give more.

5. Expect less.

Miss a past newsletter? Visit the GodVine Newsletter Archive

Note from Irene. You will find a lot of good things at GodVine

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JENNY712 8/3/2011 12:44PM

    emoticon emoticonI love that vine! Go dis so good! Jenny emoticon

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NELLJONES 8/1/2011 4:01PM

    A great story, Irene!

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REBELBLITZ 7/31/2011 2:54PM

    Thanks for sharing. Cheryl

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DIDMIS 7/29/2011 10:26PM

    Thanks everyone again. You are good emoticon's

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LOUMARG 7/29/2011 4:57PM

    great thoughts.. Lou

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MARLIZG 7/29/2011 11:33AM

    this was great--thanks!

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MAMA23GRLZ1BOY 7/27/2011 3:27PM

    Thank you for sharing! Awesome!!

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MOM4407 7/25/2011 9:42PM

    Wonderful blog. Good lesson to learn.

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SUGARPUNK52 7/25/2011 2:07PM

  Thank you! I'd never heard of GODvine.I'll have to look it up.GOD bless.

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CAROLYNVIL 7/25/2011 12:38PM

    Great blog!

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HAGIN2010 7/24/2011 11:30PM

    I needed this advice tonight. Thanks so much, Irene.

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SUNNYWBL 7/24/2011 6:28PM

    A most excellent blog! emoticon

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GRANDMA624 7/24/2011 8:22AM

  I love that story. Thank you emoticon emoticon

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    Irene, this is so true, this is a great blog. thank you.

I so agree with your words.

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MRSJERRYBUSH 7/23/2011 1:44PM

    Shake it off and step up I will do! Seems like the dirt might come faster than I can shake.

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THEWINNER33 7/23/2011 1:44PM

    A wonderful leddon. Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Marcia

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TIABITS 7/23/2011 1:19PM

    Thanks for sharing that story with us Irene! Very good lesson...I needed that type of reminder, so I appreciate you posting it.

Hope you are doing well. Take care & god bless. Liz

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MONTY68 7/23/2011 12:00PM

Hi Irene
It never hurts to see a good topic again and again. Sometimes we need gentle reminders. It is great and the 5 rules are awesome.
Thank you for sharing

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PATTYKLAVER 7/23/2011 11:29AM

    Thanks for sharing that! Good lesson!

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DIDMIS 7/23/2011 10:47AM

    Yes it is true. I have read it before and many more I receive over and over. Some worth repeating over and over and over and some not.
emoticonall for commenting on it anyway.
Your emoticonIrene
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_LINDA 7/23/2011 10:04AM

    Nice to see this story again, good reminder! Thanks for sharing!

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MNNSAIDE 7/23/2011 9:16AM

    Thank you - I will remember this and share when others
are in my shoes - in need of a shovel and survival.

God Bless you my friend.

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ALICERIEGER 7/23/2011 9:11AM

    No matter how many times I hear the story it reminds me how important handling all situations positively is.


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NEW-CAZ 7/23/2011 3:04AM

    Great story Irene emoticon

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JANETLP 7/23/2011 2:41AM

    Great story! and Great blog!

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SUSIEPH1 7/23/2011 1:46AM

    Great story !
Thank you Irene ...
Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon

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NELLIEC 7/23/2011 1:30AM

    I have always liked that story!

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

emoticonWednesday the 13th I was so stressed out. So many phone calls and e-mails with desperate needs. Later the same day at 4:00 p.m. my friends mother passed away.

A fellow missionary that I worked with in his Bible School was taken from the hospital, put on hospice and not expected to live more than two or three days.
The good thing is that once they took him off of some of his meds and took him to his daughers house he began to get better.

They found the two men who were kidnapped along with the brother of a lady in my Sunday School class dead. They have not heard from her brother.

A friend from Oklahoma has physical problems. She and I started in the ministry about the same time and preached in some of the same churches.

That is just part of the story. Anyway Saturday I stayed in all day and just relaxed as some of you advised.

Today, Sunday, went to teach my Spanish Sunday School class, stayed for worship, ate out with friends and came home and slept for 3 hours as I did not sleep Saturday night. Then got up and went to the viewing for my friends mother. Tomorrow is the funeral.

Thank you for your prayers and your well wishes.


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HAPPYMOM8 7/20/2011 10:36AM

    Please take comfort in knowing those who have passed on are in God's hands with no more suffering.
And also that you are loved !

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ANNEBURNELL 7/20/2011 6:27AM

    Keep your chin up, Irene, and know that you are loved.


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CHARHUNT1 7/19/2011 4:35PM

    You have been through some very emotional draining days, my friend.
I hope that life soon smooths out for you.
Hugs........ Char

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JOYINKY 7/19/2011 8:13AM

    It is hard when friends are hurting. Remember you have to take care of yourself to be able to be there for them. Bless you for all you do. emoticon

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    Sounds like you have had a very rough few days. My prayers are with you and your friends.

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PENNI68 7/18/2011 2:29PM

    I am so sorry to hear of all these terrible things happening to you. I hope things look up soon! Take care of you!

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DIDMIS 7/18/2011 2:10PM

    Just got back from the funeral and lunch. Now I am going to the doctor as my toe hurts again. Have to be there at 2:00

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CAROLYN0107 7/18/2011 12:04PM

    God bless you Irene! I'm glad you've had some "down" time with all that's going on.

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BORN2BE 7/18/2011 8:57AM

    Irene you are precious to so many that you help them through their burdens and trials. May God comfort each of them and you also as you try to help them. Give these concerns to God and we will lift them up with you and may you find some rest to keep yourself strong in helping others. Praying for you all friend.

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    Irene, May God comfort you during this difficult time as you deal with so many friends who are struggling.

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MNNSAIDE 7/18/2011 8:19AM

    You are loved - time to rest your burdens and thoughts on us.

Love - Marcy

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CAROLYNVIL 7/18/2011 7:05AM

    Take care of your self.

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ALICERIEGER 7/18/2011 6:55AM

    Irene I'm sorry to hear about all that is happening in your life. Be sure to take care of yourself so that you can continue to help those around you. My prayers are with you.

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NEW-CAZ 7/18/2011 3:24AM

    I'm sorry all those dreadful things are happening to your close friends.
Sending luv and hugs

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TIABITS 7/18/2011 1:27AM

    I will keep you in my prayers Irene.

Sometimes it all comes at once like you are mentioning....I know this from experience, so I can understand what you are going thru.
Take good care of yourself...you cannot help others if you are not well yourself.

May god give you the strength you need & take care of you during this difficult time.

Sending you a big hug. Liz emoticon

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JILL313 7/17/2011 11:54PM

    I'm so sad and sorry that all these awful things are happening to your friends. Take good care of yourself and God is always by your side.



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YJNANA 7/17/2011 11:51PM

    IRENE, that is a lot to handle, I am sure your mind is running in overload. Love and Prayers be with you during this terrible week Hugs Yvonne

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NELLIEC 7/17/2011 11:46PM

    Wow that is a lot of things to concern you!

Take care of yourself. I am praying for you and for the situations.

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HAGIN2010 7/17/2011 11:25PM

You are in my prayers during this trial. May God continue to provide you strength.

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MOM4407 7/17/2011 11:25PM

    May the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your heart and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:7

Love you

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JANETLP 7/17/2011 10:54PM

    My prayers for you as you deal with the loss and illness of those in your life.

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JUNEBUG150 7/17/2011 10:46PM

    Oh Irene, I'm so sorry for all the things you are going through right now. Keeping you in my prayers. Hugs, Melody

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SUSIEPH1 7/17/2011 10:33PM

    What a dreadfully streesful time you have had Irene ..
I am so sorry for the loss of your friends mother and the brother and the others that were murdered ... Just terrible !!.
What a lot of grief to carry. God Bless You ....and keep you safe ..
Love and Hugs.

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