Star Jones

Star Jones
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Twenty ways to keep it Positively Poppin!

How do I keep it positive?  
There are twenty rules that I have learned to embrace as the only way to live and love:
  1. Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
  2. A sharp tongue can cut your own throat.
  3. If you want your dreams to come true, you mustn't oversleep. 
  4. Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.
  5. The best vitamin for making friends...B1. 
  6. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
  7. The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge. 
  8. One thing you can give and still your word. 
  9. You lie the loudest when you lie to yourself. 
  10. If you lack the courage to start, you have already finished. 
  11. One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.
  12. Ideas won't work unless 'You' do.
  13. Your mind is like a functions only when open.
  14. The 10 commandments are not a multiple choice. 
  15. The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime! 
  16. It is never too late to become what you might have been.
  17. Life is too short to wake up with regrets.  So love the people who treat you right.  Forget about the ones who don't.  
  18. Believe everything happens for reason.  
  19. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.  If it changes your life, let it.  
  20. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it. 


My Afternoon Affirmation: HOLD ON

Lord knows I've had some rough days...publicly, but I've never even considered suicide. My faith is too strong for that.

No matter how bad it is today..the sun will come up tomorrow. 

God never promised me it would be easy...but he sent me the comforter to lean on in trying times. Amen

To anyone struggling with 
fear or 
a crisis of any sort
Just HOLD ON. 

Get through today...tomorrow will take care of itself.


Religion, Same Sex Marriage & Equal Protection under the law

Ah...Romans1:20-31.  That passage is the cause of many a fight between those who believe.  I'm a Christian and I believe that the bible is God's word spoken through his prophets.   However, in order to understand and interpret the bible, we must determine what biblical passages are to be taken literally, figuratively and/or symbolically. Greater minds than mine have taught me ways to decipher when to use which interpretation. I am also a lawyer, who values the Constitution of the United States and the Amendments that further define it.  So for me...when you are talking about a marriage based in religious doctrine...that religion has the right to determine what constitutes a "marriage." BUT if we're talking "marriage" based in civil law...then the law must define marriage in a non-discriminatory manner.

It's called Equal Protection.

Churches can define marriage and refuse to sanction same-sex marriage...but once the government determines that special or additional rights and privileges are given to those who are "married," the law requires that marriage be accessible to all.

Oh...and while we pontificate about protecting the traditional "Christian Marriage" sure that you are being faithful, supportive, dependable, reliable, financially responsible, non-abusive & providing of security in your "traditional marriage"...'cause the bible says that also.

My Morning Meditation: TRUE MOTIVES

Check Yourself! 
When you step out to do good for someone 
make sure your motives are RIGHT
...and about THEM.

Proverbs 16:2
People may be pure in their own eyes,
      but the Lord examines their motives.

Star's Interpretation:  You really can't judge a person's actions...until you know their motives.  Doing good is great, but it ain't good if it isn't genuine.


My Morning Meditation: BE READY

Be sure you can handle the responsibility that comes 
with the promotion & expansion you want!

Luke 12:48
But someone who does not know, and then does something wrong, will be punished only lightly. When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required.

Star's Interpretation:  We all want to succeed...but God requires MORE of us who he blesses with abundance.  Can you handle the gift?