Over-The-Hill Baby Boomers…Treasures Or Trash?

Are They Treasures Or Trash?

Are They Treasures Or Trash?

[This article has been updated and revised... December 2013]

During this Holiday Season while you are busy with the hustle and bustle of shopping and celebrating traditions of Christmas with family and friends… here is some invaluable food for thought.

This is something that has been festering inside me for quite some time.  To tell you the truth…I AM FURIOUS about how many of our senior citizens are being neglected, dis-respected and sadly even abused. There is absolutely no excuse acceptable for any of this happening.

Our great grandparents, our grandparents and our parents are the pioneers in our lives.  They slaved and worked all of their life to make sure we always felt loved; safe and warm;  had clean clothes; and always had food to eat.  They picked us up when we fell down;  listened when we needed to talk;  held us when we cried;  helped us with our homework;  played games with us; and took us to church and Sunday school.

Grandpa and Grandma would always spoil us rotten.  Dad and Mom would do their best to discipline us;  to teach us right from wrong. They built the solid foundation for us to grow upon.  We owe these pioneers a huge debt of gratitude, love and thanks.  They should be precious treasures to us.

Too many of our Over-The-Hill Baby Boomers are being forgotten by families and thrown away like a piece of trash. They are considered a burden instead of a Blessing.  Just walk into any Nursing Home; you will see clearly what I am saying.  I applaud and admire all the Activity Directors and other health care professionals that pour their Love and their hearts into our seniors to give their lives Hope, Passion and Purpose.

My husband works night shift in one of these Nursing Homes; and he sees the lonliness, hopelessness, rejection, fear and yes…even anger displayed through their words and actions.  He always makes a conscious effort; to let each one of his patients know how special they are.

I want to share another example of this Love:  I have a good friend who schedules “special time” to spend with his Grandma every Friday. He never allows anything or anyone to compromise that day.  HE LOVES HIS GRANDMA WITH ALL HIS HEART; and he shares that love with everyone.

People!  This is the way we should be treating all Senior Citizens. Make time for a phone call…better yet…a personal visit.  Many of these pioneers are stubborn willed, set in their ways and highly value their independence.  They still need to be loved and treated with the Dignity and Respect they deserve and have well earned.    As I stated earlier;  they paved the way for you and I;  they compromised and sacrificed to give us their best.

The very least we owe them…Is our Time…our Love… and our Devotion!

Remember One day you will inevitably be an “Over-The- Hill Baby Boomer.”

How do you want to be treated?  Like a “Treasure”… or a “Piece of Trash!”   










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Foundation For Success: Organizational Skills

Organization is the solid foundation for success  in starting and succeeding in any type of business. It begins with your thoughts. Disorganized thoughts produce a cluttered mind; which results in utter confusion and scattered work ethics.

When your thoughts are organized, you have a clear mind, resulting in stability and sharp focus; which in turn spills over into your daily method of operations.

There are key procedures of organization that can affect your business in a major way.

Foundation For Success:  Organizational Actions

  1. Creating labels, folders and filters in your email, will prevent confusion in your inbox.
  2. Having an email client that keeps all your accounts in one place is beneficial.
  3. Copying and pasting all of your important information on to a word pad or note pad.
  4. Saving frequently used information to your desktop will save you valuable time and effort.
  5. Creating a Signature File not only helps keep you organized; it is key in branding you as a professional.
  6. Creating folders and organizing your favorites alphabetically will also benefit you and save time.

Having an organized office, and or computer, will greatly enhance your performance and time management skills; taking your team and your business to a whole new level of success.

Foundation For Success:  Setting The Example

As a leader, you are setting the example for others to build a foundation for success. If you do not strive to develop and perfect your organizational skills, your ability to guide your team will be drastically impaired. Without organization nothing you do is duplicatable.

Once you have mastered the skill of organization, you can move forward with confidence building your business. Self confidence arms you with the boldness needed to approach your target market and promote your business with authority.

You will be surprised at how people will respond to your confidence and authority. When that happens your faith rises to a whole new level. Now you are eager to learn and conquer something new, because you have finally attained that winning attitude and you are on a never ending journey to building a foundation for success.

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Disciplining Your Time…In Your Daily Life!

This is not the easiest thing to do.  It takes practice and a strong committment.  Disciplining your time is vital to having any success; both in your personal life and your business.

One method that is working quite well for me is to start out by scheduling a set time to start your day and a set time to end your day; and do your level best to stick to your schedule.  (This is actually going to be the hardest part) …When you finally master this; you will actually find that scheduling the rest of your day will fall into place.

Giving the first moments of your day to The Lord (you can choose how long);  will definitely have a positive effect on the rest of your day. When everything is in God’s Timing…It is the right timing.

Matthew 6:33  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Setting a goal for each day; making a list of the tasks to be done; and striving to complete each task; will help you attain your goal.  You should schedule a certain amount of time for each online task that you need to complete.

Some examples of this for me are: GLORYWAY- in & out throughout the day,  emails & safelists-1 hour,  study time-2 hours, social media-2 hours,  article writing – fluxuates.  I have to discipline myself to take a break every couple hours.  This schedule is not set in stone.  There are always unexpected interruptions that come up.  I always take the time to be there when someone needs me.  With God’s help, I am striving to do my best to discipline my time.

I also set aside quality time to spend with my husband; and my household duties.  I can honestly say that I am truly blessed with a husband who is quite self sufficient.  He is also extremely supportive of my working on line.  Bless his heart!  He catches most of the brunt of my frustration.

We hear all the time: “You need to work smarter…not harder.  Well! The other day I was listening to a Leadership training call and the speaker said something that really grabbed my attention.  He said we don’t need to work harder; or smarter…We just need to work right!

I ask for your prayers to help me to keep my goal.

You might want to set your own goal for…

Disciplining Your Time…In Your Daily Life.  

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What Is The “ONE THING” We Must Do To Inherit Eternal Life?

In this day and age; I believe that the message of Salvation is being watered down; and not hitting the nail of “Inherit Eternal Life.”

We have too many professing Christians out there who are going to have a rude awakening when they stand before the Lord on Judgement Day.  They are talking the talk but, they are not walking the walk.  They have not let God into their heart.

Without  God in your heart you are powerless to change in any way.

Only God can change a ” dead heart into a living heart;” a “heart of stone into a heart of flesh;” and a “rebel into a worshiper.”

Being a “good person” and doing “good works” does not get you into heaven.  Ephesians 2:8-9…For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,  not of works, lest anyone should boast.

Giving and tithing is a wonderful thing…It will bring us many benefits and blessings. (This is one of God’s Commands)…It will not get you into heaven.

Malachi 3:10… Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.

There is much mis-conception about the wealthy.  Many believe that it is easier for the wealthy to enter into heaven.  On the contrary…It is almost impossible.  Being wealthy isn’t the key here…It is the attitude of your heart.

Matthew 19:24… Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

Now I want to talk about the most widely used; yet confusing avenue of salvation…Repeating a prayer.  I know I am going to get a lot of controversy over this; but please hear me out.  Saying the Prayer of Salvation is only the starting point.

Romans 10:9   If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

This is a very powerful word…However…Why are so many christians still stumbling in the dark, not producing much fruit and seeing change?  It is because they have skipped over the the second part (most important).  As I stated earlier:  Without  God in your heart you are powerless to change in any way.


Recognizing that you are a sinner and that you need the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior is your first step.

One Thing… That will guarantee you Eternal Life is: (drum role please)

You must…Abide in Him… Have a “one on one”, personal, daily relationship with Him, through His Word, Worship and Prayer.  Your heart must be receptive; fixed; steadfast and hungry for God.

When you stand before Him on Judgement Day; Don’t think you can fool Him. He will know whether or not You Know Him.

Galatians 6:7   Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.

If you do not truly Know Him…This is what He will say to you:
Matthew 7:23  Then I will tell them plainly, “I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!”

You need to search your soul and ask your self this question?



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Has Hidden Emotional Pain Left Open Wounds…Bleeding deep inside?

I would like to dig deeper into this question.  Hopefully I can provide some insight into helping you recognize your hidden emotional pain; find those open wounds and stop the bleeding.

Our Precious and Holy Lord was beaten and hung on the cross to die.  He had nails driven in his hands; in both feet; and he had an open wounded bleeding side.  He applied Love; Mercy and Forgiveness to his wounds.

In Luke 23:34 Jesus says: “Father forgive them; for they know not what they do.”.”  Those words stopped the bleeding and initiated healing for all the land.

Emotional pain has the tendency to settle deep inside; leaving you with open wounds.  These emotional wounds will continue to bleed until they are exposed and treated.  Many times these wounds are left unattended and bleeding for many years.  This can cause irreparable damage to your body, your heart, your mind, and your relationships.  It will shatter and destroy every area of your life; if you do not face it and deal with it.

I would be a fool and a liar if I said this healing process was easy.  Quite the contrary…Facing those open wounds is extremely difficult and painful.  Just as Jesus suffered for you and I on the cross; we must endure the suffering through our pain, in order to begin to heal.

Pain associated with emotions can disguise itself in various forms such as:  hurt, rejection, fear, failure, pride, bitterness and anger.

We usually do our level best to deny those wounds and pretend they do not exist.  You can get away with denial for a period of time. Eventually, when you are ready, God allows situations and people to enter your life; to help you to face your giants and expose your hidden emotional pain.

What causes emotional pain; and how do we stop the bleeding from the wounds? I believe there are two major factors involved with any hidden emotions…WORDS and DECISIONS!

Earlier I told you how Christ used words of Love and Forgiveness to initiate the healing of all mankind.  The bible tells us that “Life and Death is in the Power of the Tongue.”  Simple explanation: Words can heal…Words can also destroy!

When a person is angry or hurt, critical words are spoken in haste.  After the words have been spoken, the damage is done.  Those seeds of destruction are planted deep inside; festering until they develop into open wounds. The only healing salve to apply to these wounds is Forgiveness and Love.  It could be a loved one, a friend or an enemy that planted the seeds.  Much of the time it is ourselves that we need to love and forgive. Only then will we begin to heal our hidden emotional pain.

Decisions that we make, play a huge role…and have a major effect on our emotions that cause us pain.

Philippians 4:8 says:Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy…meditate on these things.” When we make decisions based on the Word; it will ultimately turn out for our good.

On the other hand…When we make decisions based on our emotions, due to confusion, (the enemy is the author of confusion) and the pressures of life, it usually results in disaster and pain.

This Faith proclamation has helped me through many temptations.

Psalms 19:14:Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart… be acceptable and pleasing in thy sight.  My Lord! My Rock! and My Redeemer!”


Refuse to allow hidden emotional pain to destroy your life!

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What Does Charlie Brown Have To Do With… The True Meaning Of Christmas?

Thanks to my husband Brett for his major contribution to this wonderful post!


Does all the commercialization of Christmas have you down? Well! I am here to offer you one remedy for family and friends. Amid the avalanche of TV Christmas specials that hit our screens this time of year; there is one little gem that always stands out from the rest. It is a simple, unpretentious cartoon that is several decades old, however, it still manages to earn great ratings and has been loved by many generations.


I am guessing this is no coincidence. Out of all the the Christmas specials claiming to us about “The True Meaning of Christmas,” this little cartoon is the one that everyone remembers and watches over and over again…The one that gets the true meaning.


I am referring to A Charlie Brown Christmas. There is so much to recommend about this show; not least of which is the gentle skewering of the commercialism that surrounds our modern ideas of Christmas. Oddly enough, commercialism has gotten progressively worse since A Charlie Brown Christmas was fist produced in 1965. This charming cartoon has become more and more relevant every year. There is hardly a viewer who cannot identify with Charlie Brown’s feelings that, somewhere in all the hype and advertising, the true meaning of Christmas has been lost.


Sadly there are more anti-consumerist messages out there every Christmas. A Charlie Brown Christmas does not just critique the commercialism; it offers something to counter it…something real and significant. Most other TV specials leave us with the thoughts that the True Meaning of Christmas is family, or giving, or kindness etc. Although these concepts are wonderful and admirable in themselves, they totally miss the mark.


In simple, sincere, but utterly effective fashion, A Charlie Brown Christmas gives us the Pure and True Meaning of Christmas when the famous Peanuts character, Linus, recites the Glorious Nativity passage from the Gospel of Luke. It is not heavy-handed…it is not an altar call…it is not sentimental or sappy in the least. It is a straight forward sharing of the Gospel, as a direct response to the emptiness, frustration and despair from all the commercialism that is out there.It demonstrates TRUE HOPE to the hopeless; not just at this time of year…All Year Round!  It is a beautiful example of the Power of Christ to infiltrate and transform culture.


This Christmas I have a wonderful idea for you and your family.  Why not pop some popcorn, or bake some cookies, and invite your friends and neighbors over to watch it.  If you search the channels, it always airs during the Christmas Season.  You can also rent or purchase the DVD. It is available at many retailers, as well as online. What better way to begin to share Christ with those around you…plus give them a nostalgic, enjoyable and no-pressure experience!  If the viewing opens the door to a serious conversation about Christmas and It’s True Meaning…everyone will be blessed. However it turns out; your family, friends and neighbors will have learned the True Meaning of Christmas…An all-too-rare experience during the Christmas Season these days.


JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON! That is the only TRUE  reason to celebrate.


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Perfection In Defeat? Z-E-N-Y-A-T-T-A

I am so filled with sadness, devistation and anger that I have to say what is on my heart!


No horse on God’s Creation could have won The Breeders Cup; with all the burdens of heaviness that many of you (so called) expert analysts and naysayers placed upon Zenyatta with your negative words and constant prophecies of her defeat.


I followed all of the coverage for months, leading up to the Breeders Cup; and I listened to one after the other give negative proclamations about Zenyatta winning the Breeders Cup and defending her title.  I consistently heard:  ”She will not win the Breeders Cup this year… She can’t, or she won’t beat quality horses like Quality Road; or Lookin At Lucky.” (She left them both in her dust)


Let me ask you all this question?  (You all know who you are!)   How would it make you feel if people were constantly tearing you down; saying negative things about you and your accomplishments?  People! Think seriously before you speak; and use your words to be more constructive.




So Let’s give bad credit where it is due! You all are largely responsible for the end result of that race!!  Not Zenyatta; and definitely not Mike Smith.  They have nothing to prove.  Their Amazing  and Impeccable Record together; will stand forever in history.


She had never experienced dirt stinging her in the face; and that is why she hung back further than usual. In Fact she was running with her eyes closed in the first stages of the race.  She was carrying all the extra weight of every negative profession out of your mouths; and still she was determined to win.  She had to check when Quality Road started stopping in front of her; and when she weaved through a wall of horses to get to the outside, she did what she always does…passed horses like they were standing still; having dead aim on the finish line. Tragically this time she finished a nose short.


Now you are going to use this defeat to argue against giving her Horse of the Year…Which she so richly deserves.  You continue to beat her down; and she consistently gives her Heart, her Competitive Spirit, her Incomparable Talents and her Limitless Love.


When Mike brought Zenyatta back in front of the Grandstand; the crowd exploded into an uncontrolable roar; giving her a standing ovation.  Mike lovingly wrapped his arms around her neck and kissed her, and proceeded to remove her tack.   She didn’t understand why the routine was so different.  She kept trying to go to the Winners Circle.  As she was walking back to the barn; she kept turning that stately head of hers toward the crowd.  All of our hearts were just shattering for her; Mike and all her connections.


I heard another profound statement of Praise today that I want to share.  ”John Sheriffs deserves to be “Trainer Of The Year” for his amazing accomplishments with Zenyatta throughout her entire racing campaign. I totally agree with this statement!


This exquisite six year old mare has brought more people, of every nationality and every age, into the Love of Horse Racing; than any other horse in history.  To quote a very wise and successful trainer:  ”Zenyatta has touched people who don’t know the difference between a furlong and a footlong.  For what this AMAZING MARE has accomplished and given back to Horse Racing; she is not only deserving of “Horse Of The Year”…She is the “Horse Of The Decade!”


ZENYATTA!  However the vote is decided…YOU ARE A LIVING LEGEND!


You will always be our “Horse Of The Year”


Your Spirit of Elegance & Grace will forever remain in our hearts!


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Is Pain Your Raging Enemy? Stand Firm! Believe And Receive!

Isaiah: 53-5    He was wounded for our transgressions, the chastisement of our Peace was upon him, and by His Stripes we are healed.

Pain is not a simple four letter word.  On the contrary; pain is complex, complicated, confusing and compelling…appearing to have multi-level characteristics.  It is most definitely omni-present.  It will attack whomever, whenever and wherever it so pleases.  The attacks can be physical, emotional and spiritual.

Pain can actually be your friend when you heed the first warning it gives.  Unfortunately, too many of us tend to ignore that warning.  We choose to tolerate the pain, convinced that it will just go away…many times it does.

There is another side to this four letter word when pain literally becomes your raging enemy.  When you are in the battle with pain, it affects your body, your mind, your will and your emotions. It will affect every area of your life; if you don’t resist it.

The Word of God tells us to stand firm in Faith; resist the enemey; and he will flee.  Remember I just told you earlier that pain is your enemy.  The Word also tells us in the Book of James that the Prayer of Faith will heal the sick; and the Lord will raise him up.

Sometimes God chooses to heal pain instantly.  Although many times His plan is for us to stand firm in Faith and speak His Word until the battle is won.  You see Jesus already took every sickness, disease and pain upon himself, when He went to the cross.  It is up to you and I to take the Authority He has given us; and walk in it.

I would like to share with you my profession of Faith that I am presently using to win my battle with pain.

Hopefully it will help someone else in their battle.


If pain is your raging enemy…Stand Firm!  Believe & Receive Your Healing!
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The Word of God says: We live by Faith and not by sight.”

Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things yet not seen.”

Are you living your faith leaving them wanting more?   How do you answer that question in regards to your own life?  I would like to evaluate this more closely by sharing my own story with you.

I have had a love for horses since I was a little girl.  My father was a Livestock Dealer, but he loved Thoroughbred Horse Racing.  Being my father’s daughter, I also developed a strong love for Horse Racing…it became my ministry for many years.

When the Lord called me into this challenging; yet rewarding ministry; He said:  “I have called you to bear fruit in a very hard place!”  He then gave me: Jeremiah 29: 11-14   ”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with your whole heart.  I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity.  I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you, and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.” Read more »
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Why Are So Many People Close Minded About Natural Supplements!

I have asked myself this question for years.  I have watched people all around me, continue to suffer with this symptom, or that pain, or some persistent infirmity.  Be that as it may; I have repeatedly try to share my knowledge, experiences and miraculous results with the natural products I take, to no avail. 

Here are two of the most common excuses I hear every day:

My Doctor advises against taking any products that he does not prescribe.

From my own research and experience, I have found generally, two reasons why most doctors react this way.  They are stuck, and firmly believe in their “old fashioned” ways of medicine.  What they don’t know or understand, they can’t support.  The other reason is: They actually do know, and are up to date with new research, but they are close minded about natural supplements, because they do not want to lose the business.  That is so sad; unfortunately also true.

I  can not afford to take Natural Supplements; they are too expensive.

Here is my answer to that excuse.  Stop listening to others; stop being closed minded about natural supplements.  The truth is: YOU CAN’T AFFORD NOT TO!  Take a good hard look at our environment today;  air-born viruses,  toxic water, and  poisonous chemicals being put into our foods and everyday household products.   Mammograms, cat scans and chemo treatments are not beneficial to our health.  Those treatments are dispersing large amounts of lead and mercury into our bodies.

We all need to set priorities in our lives.  Other than your “Faith IN GOD,”  I would certainly hope that your first priority is your Health.

I made a commitment to myself  many years ago, to put my health first.  I know it is a sacrifice.  I have suffered financially more than once, because of my decision.  I do not regret what it has cost me.  The benefits it has given me far outweigh any cost. 

We need to change bad habits and bad products… for good habits and good products. For some, it might be cutting back on fine dining, ordering a <take-out> pizza, going to the movies, or God forbid: drugs, alcohol and smoking.  Why would you choose to use products that are slowly destroying your health and shortening your life?   Using natural supplements that have been proven safe and effective, will restore your health and extend your life. To me, this is a “no brainer” decision.

I do not know about you, but as for me, I Refuse To Let Old Age Control My Life!  My dad is going to be ninety four years old in December.  I have watched him refuse to slow down.  He told me if you run fast enough, you will stay in front of old age.  I have always tried to apply that to my life.  So far the concept is working well.

I know that medications are necessary, and some work very well.  I stay up to date with research.  I see new commercials on TV every day where they are advertising some new “miracle drug.”  Then I listen to all the dangerous side effects that come with it.  The next commercial you see is a warning connected with a certain medication because it can, and has caused death.

People please!  Open your eyes and your minds!  Listen to what your body is telling you!  Stop being closed minded about Natural Supplements.  Are you ready to compromise and to make sacrifices  for your daily health?  I have poured out my Heart and shared a lot of truths with you.  Here is another truth…You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink.  YOU and ONLY YOU are solely responsible for your own health and well being.  Start feeding your body the proper nutrients it is craving.

Give Your Body What It Needs…To Be The Very Best It Can Be For You!

Let Today Be The First Day Of A Brand New Life!

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