But hey, while you're here, enjoy some recent Blogdrive entries:Truth in LoveEquality or Eradication
You are my friend and confidante
You helped me when i was at my lowest
We've been thru everything together
I pray that you l ive to see me graduate
to see me succeed in life
I've learned my best lessons from you bout love and life
people have tried to come between us
and they almost succeeded
But the love between mother and daughter is a strong bond that they can never break
I know ive made mistakes in the past where i let certain people turn me against you
but thats in the past
I love you for making me the person i am today
And if i was rich I'd give
you anything you wanted
I'd do anything to keep you l aughing and smiling
i hat e to see you hurt even tho you try and hide it
i am the same way
when im down you are the only one that makes things right again
you hug me and say 'things will get better'
you tell me i am worthy of... (more)
Clearly, the time has arrived for a full governmental review of immigration and multicultural legislation--not to mention the Charter of Rights and Freedoms itselfEquality or Eradication: The Future of a Multicultural Canada
Author: Brad Salzberg
Source: CanadaFreePress.com - 08.25.2015
In 1988, â€‹official multiculturalism was entrenched into â€‹the Canadian constitution, seventeen years after former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau introduced the concept to the Canadian public.
Both at time of entrenchment, and in the early 1970â€™s when the concept was first introduced, Canadians had little idea of how this piece of legislation would impact our society. Indeed, it is arguable that even in our present day -- mainly due to media and government positioning -- many Canadians are unaware of how this statute has affected our nation, and what it will mean for the future of our country.Introduced originally by Trudeau as â€śmulticulturalism within a... (more)
Dismantling the Religious
Machines are used to do
repetitive or difficult work more quickly and efficiently, giving
people more leisure and free time to pursue something besides
Once upon a time a group of people saw that
a machine was needed to make something hard and difficult more easily
done. They put their heads together and came up with a handy little
machine called â€śReligion.â€ť
The Religion Machine
would make life easier for everyone they said. With the Machine, we
donâ€™t have to waste precious time relating to a real God Who loves us.
The machine would take these complex processes and break them down
into a simple three-step process that anyone could follow, reducing
God to a faceless, personless ideology of good works. The result would
be a mass-production of religious people who all spoke, thought,
acted, and believed... (more)
Financial VisionsSome Thoughts About Retirement Planning
* People remain concerned about the Accumulation Phase of retirement planning as well they should, but always remember that as retirees live longer (M85, F88 + 5 years if married) there should be urgent consideration about the Distribution Phase as well. Whatever is your target amount for the wealth accumulation, how you withdraw it and use it for income, vacations, special buys, and health needs will impact the quality and the duration of your planned 'golden years'.
* Why do annuities seem to come up when talking to a retirement planning advisor? Several reasons come to mind. Advisors, as a rule, do not always recommend that your entire 'nest egg' go into some kind of annuity (fixed, variable, indexed fixed), but placing some of the 'nest egg' into such a plan has its merits.
A guaranteed, reasonable return with gains locked in annually coupled with guaranteed protection against loss can give the retiree a more finite value with which to work when... (more)
preacher314what love looks like
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because
God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest
among us, that God sent His only Son into the world, so
that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we
have loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son to
be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:8-10
Look into the Bethlehem manger, pray in Gethsemane's
Garden, stand before the Roman cross, and go into the
empty tomb. There you will see a love so pure, so
undeserved that it is unique in all the world. Never before
and never again will the world see such care and compassion.
These places show that God is love.
Dear Lord, grant that we -- having seen and been saved by
Your love -- may reflect that love to a world, which is lonely,
lost and despairing. May they also see the Savior who is
visible proof of Your love. This I ask in the Savior's Name.
(Lutheran Hour Ministries)