It’s a serious choice to consider when my service is required helping others around me. For some it is easy and yet for others it is a struggle. I have seen God work in my life many times, and just when I needed it most. So as I witness and experience this time of struggle happening all around me, with all ages of people suffering, I feel God’s Spirit directing my spirit to serve, without judgement, where it is needed or required of me. In my case it is with my family here at home. It is as a teacher to my daughter, a helper to my sweet bride and our aging mother’s care.
“…To a graceless neck the yoke of Christ is intolerable, but to the saved sinner it is easy and light. We may judge ourselves by this: do we love that yoke, or do we wish to cast it off? Psalms 2:3”
For me this day, I pray, Lord help me to serve those in need around me. I pray your Spirit guide my steps, with a willing heart, for service and your Loving care. Teach me to be selfless and remind me of the many blessings I already receive from you daily. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Last night I was looking at some photos of two of my grandchildren and i realized, all my children are on my mind…tonight…and all the time.
I ponder, how are they each doing in life, physically, emotionally, financially, where is their faith walk, what is the status of their family.
I pray for them every night with my Sweet Bride Amy.
In Matt 18:19 & 20, the bible says: “v19 …Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. v20 …For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them…”
So tonight we prayed again for my children, and I asked the youngest of all, hanging out with God and all the angels, to keep watch over them all…Our dearest Tommy.
Family is one of the most important things to me, and one of my biggest challenges to maintain.
This is why I invoke my Lord, and my God, Jesus Christ…hear me Father GOD, I cannot do it alone.
I pray Holy Spirit, you are there beside each of them, speaking to them, listening for them to call out to you.
I pray for all my family, extended family and my brothers and sisters in my church. I pray for Peace for our country internally and for abroad. I pray for the unity of all believers to work and pray as one, for this peace and a time of healing for us all…in Jesus’ name Amen!
I was driving home after work on Monday evening and at a freeway on ramp light, i had to pull over into the emergency to capture this shot. It was so amazing! I thought i would share it here before archiving it with my Seattle photos.
Last Sunday appeared more than just a high school reunion, it reminded me of family…
Go to the link and judge for yourself.
I quickly shot this message of appreciation Doris gave for all her loved ones.
This last Sunday I was blessed to shoot this birthday party of my new friend, Doris.
It was a present from her neighbor, my fellow committee member, Beverly.
I am finally getting around to editing some family & friend events I shot this year.
I was watching TV when I heard a crash just outside my house.
Then there was a car alarm sounding. One man said he believed the woman’s car strut had broke causing her to lose control of her car.
The car collided into a parked van and then flipped upside down, landing on the driver’s side roof. The top had been crushed closing the window’s opening to allow the driver to escape. By the time I got to the other side of the car, my neighbors were already helping the woman get out of the passenger’s side…she apparently was thrown into the back seat and was not visibly harmed in the crash. I watched as I saw a couple of my neighbors calling 911 and reporting the crash. Other neighbors were offering the woman a blanket, water, a first-aid kit and comfort. I believe she is going to be fine. Today I saw my neighbors become heroes.
My wife just went to a workshop all about getting to know our neighbors. It’s amazing how many we met today!
Evelyn Corsini (Mom’s) Memorial Video 04-04-13
For my Family and Friends and those who knew and shared life with Evelyn.
Anyone who wants a copy of this on DVD, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your name and address and how you knew our mother.
Thank you and blessings on your life journey…
My last visit with Mom in February
Evelyn Corsini’s Viewing 04-03-13
Mom, (Evelyn Evageorgina Corsini) passed last night sometime after 11:30 pm.
She had a rough last two weeks and although her spirit was strong, her body was just too weak.
Mom is with the Lord now and no longer suffering or in pain.
Amy and i are confident she is holding our baby boy Tommy, a grandson she never got to meet.
We will post memorial arrangements later….
I was blessed to spend several hours hearing from various groups and how they are focused on providing services for the poor and disenfranchised populations. One specific group I resonated with because of my passion and work in Digital Media, is YMCA’s Youth Digital Media projects….http://youthdigitalmedia.com/ I see a bright future for the work and commitment currently focused on this endeavor. Please take time to view the photos from the event…click on the photo below.
Sunday sermon by Pastor Tom Kidd
As a member of the Bellevue Network on Aging, our sub-committee members attended this event to discuss the issues facing seniors and meet with legislators.
We met with them to thank them for listening to our requests and we presented our concerns about the upcoming fiscal budget and possible cuts to important programs.
This is the first of maybe three more event opportunities to support legislation to help sustain seniors, the homeless and vulnerable populations and their programs.
Today I watched a story about Sammi Rahamim.
Please take the time to watch this video.
Should my life be ended in like manner, as Sammi’s dad, I would hope and pray my children will do likewise in helping stop the violence.
Having lost our son at birth in 2009, albeit he was not shot to death, a death and loss is the same, that life is not present and the expectation of walking a continued journey in life with that loved one has ended.
I am sharing this video and my words, as an encouragement to revisit the topic of this story and the action we all need to take to keep our loved ones safe. I am not about taking away our ability to protect ourselves, rather preventing the slaughter and death of innocent lives from happening more often….or at all.
I am posting a link below for all in my circles to be aware, encouraged, and hopefully inspired to act.
Not only is this resource a group putting together a new medium of communicating the needs of our suffering brothers and sisters around the world, but they are using a fresh and interesting method of presenting their message. If this is an inspiration to you today, please review their vision and organizational goals and consider contributing to this very worthy cause.