Thought For The Day 12/21/12

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The Countdown Is On!

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The  mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy.  What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the  butterfly.

Richard Bach

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/end_of_the_world.html

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There are some people who have chosen to give up all of their worldly possessions. There are yet others who have packed up kith and kin and headed for a remote retreat in the western SC mountains (an article about this very thing was on the front page of today’s newspaper)! And then there are families, like ours, who will go about our normal daily living, as if nothing will happen…..at least not yet.

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Yes, I know the predictions that the book of Revelations tells us about. Yes, I know of the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”. Yes, I have heard the analogies between the events as foretold and the events that are occurring in our modern-day culture which are supposed proof positive indicators that the predictions are coming true. And yes, I do understand how we have come to associate the ending of the Mayan calendar with the supposed ending of times. I even know about Nostradamus’ predictions, although his  quatrains never focused on 2012 in particular.  However, while I am certain that we do, as a world, exist as living beings on borrowed time, I do not think that it will be today that all are called to judgement!

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No human alive truly knows the when nor do we know the how. That is a secret held closely to, and known only by God! The proof of this is clear in Mark 13:32 NIV, which says, “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” And whether the world ends tomorrow or in a thousand years or in a million years, I will live my life until my life is over and then, because I know Jesus and have accepted him, I also know where it is my immortal soul will dwell! How about you?

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But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

Luke 21:36 ESV

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During this most blessed season of the year, please remember the millions of our brothers and sisters who continue to suffer from the effects of Superstorm Sandy. Give as much as you can, as often as you can to the following organizations. Your gift might just mean a family who has lost everything might just have something to smile about this Christmas!

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Staten Island Gift Cards For Relief
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For information, visit
or

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The Robin Hood Relief Fund

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“121212” The Concert For Sandy Relief

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Call 1-855-465- HELP (4357)

or visit

http://www.121212concert.org/

or

Twitter #121212concert

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About Mandy Bruscella

Mandy's Story: As a Registered Professional Nurse with Certification in a number of specialties including home care, I was afforded the opportunity of working closely with various Social Service Agencies in NY and NJ. ~ A lifelong Christian, I was ordained as a Presbyterian deacon in 1993 and, after relocating to SC in 2000, elected to become ordained as a non-denominational minister. ~ I established "MandysPath" Ministry in 2011. "MandysPath" Ministry is a member of Pacific Life Church, El Sobrante, CA, network of ministries. ~ I direct an outreach ministry in an alternative setting, providing spiritual care to a congregation of more than 500 people from around the world via the Internet. ~ As part of this outreach, I write a daily faith based blog. In March, 2012 I was asked to become a board member of Heroes For Children which is a non-profit foundation, established to assists the Guardian ad Litem program of Horry County, SC. Guardians ad Litem are a group of court appointed advocates who represent the best interests of children in Family Court proceedings involving allegations of abuse or neglect. Working closely with these men and women who make a difference in the lives of children, I completed training and have been sworn in to serve as a Guardian ad Litem for the state of South Carolina . ~ I have been married since 1975 to a wonderful man, Daniel. I have a son Daniel and his wife Melissa who live in NYC. My daughter Sabrina and my grandson Landon live here in SC. ~ My father Harold continues to share his wisdom with me and is responsible for many of the ideas I write about!

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