Talk to Your Children

It is the time of year when children are preparing for graduation. Many will graduate high school and go off to college. Some of them will attend colleges far away from home and for many it is an exciting time.

Parents I urge you to sit your child down and have a good talk with him or her. They are still at point when peer pressure have a powerful impact on their lives. Emphasize to them the importance of living by the standards by which they were brought up and not to give in to peer pressure.  These need to understand that because everyone one else is partaking in something it doesn’t mean they have to do likewise.

Recently I listened to the news of the death of another college student and it saddened me to learn that drinking played a part in this young man’s death.  I can’t help thinking that this is a situation that could have been avoided.  It might be fun to attend college away from home but they have to understand that it is a tough world out there and they have to try and keep safe.

Word of the Day

 

032316_1801_Inspiration1.jpgThe following is an excerpt from my new devotional book WORD OF THE DAY -Quiet Moments of Reflection.

Word of the Day: REVENGE

Resist the urge to seek revenge for the wrong someone has done to you. God sees you situation. He knows what you are going through. Leave that person or persons in His hands. It make might take months, it might take years but believe it…the hands of the wicked will be turned back and their evil deed will come tumbling down on their heads.

 

Romans 12 V 19 says: “Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.”

 

The wicked shall not prosper and people with evil intentions will not be rewarded. The one who does wrong to another will eventually endue their punishment. Leave it all to God. He sees the heart and actions of every man. He knows those who have done you wrong and He will repay them in due season. He will never let those who serve him go defenseless. He has your back.

I urge you to take a few minutes from your busy schedule each day for a Quiet Moment of Reflection.

 

Prince Dies at Age 57

The Legendary singer Prince has died at the age of 57. One of my favorite songs by Prince is ‘When Doves Cry.’  Of course he had many more popular songs. Prince was hospitalized sometime last week but was later released from hospital. He died Thursday morning. May his soul Rest In Peace.

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan

Kelly Ripa is apparently pissed  about the way she learnt of Michael Strahan’s move to GMA. She has every right to be. After working together for so long so no doubt feels a sense of betrayal.  The situation could have been handled better. Considering that  at the end of the day it would has become public knowledge I fail to see the point why it was kept a secret from her. I will go out on a limb and say that I do not believe that Kelly is that selfish of a person that she would not have been happy for Michael if he had told her about this imminent change of roles.

This whole situation is a valuable lesson not only for Kelly but for others as well. Working with someone does not necessarily make that person your friend and people will do whatever it takes to get ahead without any thought of you. Kelly now has to mark this down to experience and move on.

Toddlers Die In Fire

It is tragic that two toddlers lost their lives in a fire in the Bronx after being left alone while their mom went to do laundry. It is heartbreaking for a mother to lose her children in this devastating manner and my heart goes out to her. This tragedy however emphasizes how important it is to make sure that children are never left unsupervised. No matter how safe it might seem things can happen and tragedy can strike at any minute. Tragedies like this one may be avoided if people follow the simple rule of never leaving young children alone.