Living In The Spirit of James

This post was originally going to be entitled “Oh What A Feeling!” but I decided that should be the title of my post about my first kiss.  Yeah right!  That is never going to happen and I am slowly but surely becoming okay with the idea of no more “sucking face.”

Instead I decided to tell you a little bit about the surprise gift from someone I have not met – yet.  What I got is greatly appreciated and not as important as the spirit behind the gift – James 1:27 (NIV)

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

Now distress can be anything from financial, household, automotive or just the fact a woman is widowed.  Being a widow is distressful in and of itself  after all people leave you in their dust because:

  • They do not know what to do for you and don’t want to learn how to help you.
  • You have cooties.  What happened to you will happen to them if they are around you.
  • You are no longer “safe” to be around.  You are now single and got your sights set on every woman’s husband to see which one you can snag.
  • They were friends with you only because they were friends with your husband first.  Since he is no longer around, there is no need to be friends with you.

A Rarity 

It is rare when someone acts in the spirit of James 1:27 and when it happens, it will usually be someone new God has brought into the widow’s life.  Someone who shines brighter than the Star of Bethlehem.

So to my new friend – thank you living in the spirit of James 1:27 and being a shining star which brought me great joy.

As Joe would say:

“Live long and prosper.”


(Joe was a Sci-Fi geek)

FYI: Under Grief/Career Tools – The Books, Biblical Quotes and Inspirational Quotes pages have been updated. 


Please Think About This

Before casting your vote tomorrow, please think about this:

Who is going to be the best President for this country?

Please do not base your decision on one little itty bitty piece of the puzzle like the so-called “War on Women”, or who will tax businesses the most.

Look at the big picture: who will do the best job at getting this country back to on it’s feet?

  • Is it the one who has already had almost 4 years?
  • Or is it the one who turned the 2002 Olympics around?
  • Is it the party who likes to tax businesses (small, medium and large) to death?
  • Or is it the party who goes easier on businesses so they have money to hire people?

However you answer these and other questions pertaining to the candidates positions, please go vote tomorrow.

Remember what Spock and Captain Kirk said in “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn”

Spock: “The needs of the many outweigh…”

Kirk: “the needs of the few…”

Spock: “or the one.”

No matter who is elected, may you

Live long and prosper.


“Star Trek II:  The Wrath of Kahn”