Serious issues and GOD

I can't believe there are only two days left... well, the rest of today and then tomorrow.  I think I still have about 20 places to post... :-)   not really.  The goal is just to post more this month, as many sites as I can, and keep going until I find a good way to post at all my spaces online.  So, I am doing that.



The events surrounding the unnecessary death of a Black Man by the police are devastating our nation.  Something should be done, but violence is not the way.  I think some people create the violence to steal, to enrich themselves, not because it has a meaning to the wrong that has been done.

I still remember the WATTS riots in Los Angeles.  I don't recall what it was over, but I do remember the death of Rodney King, also a travesty.  Cameras have changed the ability of law enforcement to commit these kinds of crimes, and that is good.  I wish they never even happened.

The ideals of life, the desire for a humanity that is kind and good and caring for each other, is the hope of every generation, and so impossible to find because we are human beings.  We make choices that come from our childhoods, from the wrong friends, from relationships at work, home, church, and more.  When we grow up, when we get on our own, changing is hard.  Getting away from what we knew and finding out that other people are not the way we thought they would be, is not something that happens easily.

When I hear the song so many herald as a message of what we need to become, IMAGINE by John Lennon, I hear a masked allusion to Communism, which never works out the way it was meant to be because of the humans involved.  Greed, Power, Ambition, Anger, Hatred, Force, and more, these become the driving need... every good ideal about sharing and equality goes away.

There have been other songs about the themes of change and goodness and sharing... I am trying to remember their words, but I am busy with Minneapolis and Portland and Los Angeles right now.  

In talking about how ideals get lost, I often talk about the difference between what the Bible says and what people do... church people... people who haven't really found the secrets of GOD and Christ yet.  It is the same problem as with Communism... the good gets lost in the humanity that it is linked to.  We try to do right, to be good, to have a better path, but we also fall down, fall away, fall into sin.  This is why Christ died for us. To make a way of recovery from out bad choices.

We are able to find GOD's forgiveness, but the effects of our choices never go away.

Today has been a long day at social media.  I found a quote post about RICH MULLINS on the effects of divorce on kids... I made a prayer post about that.

I found it at my PRAYERS page at Facebook...

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30 MAY 2020
apx 7:15 pm PST
I know we are in the middle of a terrible situation about being Black in America, but I came across a post with a quote by Rich Mullins on the effects of divorce on children and their ability to cope with life... it moved me to share more words about this... I am putting it here because we underestimate the serious long-term effects of family tragedies like divorce, remarriage, more divorce, remarriage....
I am also posting it with my graphic about choices... which was posted with my original effort...
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This is why divorce is bad...
Kids from a divorce get lost in the future choices of their parents, abandoned for the new family, handicapped in ways they don't understand until they are deep into adulthood, if they understand them at all.
The loss of the nuclear family has damaged the world, but we have made it a "right" to be freed of our lifetime commitments.
I always say we take our problems with us, to the next relationship... we just start the process of pain and wanting things to be different all over again.
This post was too long for Twitter... I ended up making my own share of it... I wonder how to make it read by more people, especially young people who haven't felt the pain yet.
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Rich Mullins Quote of the Week
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"One of the very interesting things about divorce is, I was working with a group of young people - there were four of them - and two of them came from split homes, and two of them came from parents that had stayed together and that had honored their commitments..." "The two people, who grew up in an environment where they came to realize that love is not conditional, that someone loves you not because you're worthy of their love, or not because you're cool enough to love; somebody loves you, because it is in them to love - that they are able to accept you, and are able to support you even when you're not doing your, what they think is your best. They were able to make the mistakes, laugh and go on; and finally get things right. The two people that came from a split home, I think since that time - 'cause I've stayed kind of in touch with all of them, and they've worked through some of those insecurities, and they've worked through some of those problems, but it was much harder for them. So I think there's a reason why we were created to be monogamous." -- R. Mullins [1992 Fire by Nite Interview by Blaine Bartel]
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Building a Christian Community is like trying to create a separate BODY OF CHRIST.  We are all different.  GOD created us for individual "jobs" in the Kingdom.  Our differences help us to see problems with different solutions.  If we can just find the way to WORK TOGETHER it will benefit all of us.



Building FAMILIES is probably just as hard... I guess it depends on what your foundations are.



Building FRIENDSHIPS, working with people on a job, Customers, people you need something from... it is all about... what?  I don't know a good word to bring all those things into one definition.



I haven't found the answers in my own life, but I keep looking.  I guess my relationship with GOD and Christ, trying to know the Voice of the Holy Spirit in the life I have, are the main experience I have with TRUST.



I think everyone in our world is fighting a battle we don't see... the hurts of their lives, the problems they face.  I hate to admit it, but even those police officers were fighting battles in their hearts and minds before this senseless event happened.  



I just hate to be aware of all the wrongs in the world.  It is sometimes too much for me.  All this information makes our lives a constant turmoil, gives us reasons to fear, turns goodness in our daily life into pain.



I have been sharing the graphic below with a lot of my posts on how our choices affect our lives and others.  I am very glad I made it, and have been thinking deep thoughts ever since.





I hope it will make you think about your choices more, too.

In Christ,
Deborah Martin
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21 MAY Update - working on monthly goals

Hi, again... I was checking links and realized how long it has been since I posted here... So sorry.  I am working on posting more entries at my blogs, my Patreon tiers, and on social media... wherever I have a place to share...  it's part of my plan to catch up with things and make a better plan for the rest of the year.

This is my CHALLENGE YEAR!  :-)  
( https://patreon.com/DebsRetirementPlan )  
I am trying to find ONE MILLION people willing to share $5 with me.  You can sign up with my Patreon Challenge Tier for $5 (USD), then cancel before the next month's autobilling… OR... you can sign up and stay with my page to watch how things go.

In my search for ways to gather this funding, I came across  paypal.me/work2gather  as an option to donate $5 without the problem of signing up for PATREON.  Just go to that link and you can help me reach this goal.

PayPal also allows you to send an email from your own PayPal account as a payment method. I am learning more about this option.

Any PayPal payment option requires you to have your own account. The sign-up process is not difficult, and most people who purchase online are already familiar with PayPal.

The best option for me is you becoming a monthly supporter... $5 a month.


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I guess you can donate to Working Together as well... my account there is   paypal.com/workingtogetherinc  -- NO tax receipts are available, just long prayed for gratitude and a deeply-felt thank you for helping me get WT going.

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Patreon is my effort to raise funds for my own needs and to work on some of WT's programs.  Membership is in December, but yo can still do TRIAL Memberships and LIFETIME Memberships.

This is a big year for me.
I am doing what I can, and praying that GOD will finally intervene on my behalf.
There is a lot of work to do.



On the way, I am trying to update and  build up  the WT webpage.
I am working toward making printable descriptions of each program to make the whole concept more understandable.
I am learning video and audio, going to work on creating a presentation for my Patreon page and then work on one for WT...
It's a slow process for me because of financial limitations.
There are other issues GOD needs to deal with as well.

Lots of changes this year, with monthly goals to overcome all the needs I face for WT.


Keep in touch...
I will be trying to post at least once a month.

In Christ,
Deborah Martin
work2gather.us
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UPDATES!!! -- Working on my email posting! 28 March 2020

Hello!
I hope you are reading this...

I recently discovered the ability to make a post by way of emails, so I am working on how it happens, what I can do, what I can't, and if I want to do this more often.

It has been a long haul...  I am going through all my online duties and responsibilities this year because of #My2020PatreonChallenge.  There is a lot to learn, a lot to do.  Working Together is always my primary prayer, but Patreon is my retirement effort.  I am also posting tiers there with Working Together Projects.  Right now, I am trying to raise funds for INMATE NEWS, the prison newspaper that I think will help everyone ::  inmates, their families and friends, plus the organizations that work with them.  I hope the effort will make our prison systems much better in time.

Lot's of details left unsaid about that.  It would be a great thing for our country and then the rest of the world... they have prisons, too.

Part of my organizing process is trying to find a way to share the details of all the separate programs I list at my website.  (http://work2gather.us)  I have to find out how to change the http into https.  I'm working on getting a separate website for my personal selling goals, which are currently focused on etsy.com/shop/work2gather  and  ebay.com/usr/work2gather --- both are in the building up stage.  

I am going to try posting this way to my other blogs for Working Together, too.  It may be a good solution for now, but I will be checking the process as I go and deciding on that.  Images are not available to this choice, as far as I can tell.


Let's see how this works out...
Until next time,

Deborah Martin


work2gather.us
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NOTE ::   I posted and then went back to edit the BOLD and links.
I will get this figured out !!  

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2020 is filled with HUGE goals... 
The most important one being the quest to find ONE MILLION $5 supporters for my PATREON page! 
YOU CAN BE ONE OF THEM!! 
Sign up as soon as possible... lets see how fast we can reach this goal.
On the way, I will be learning how to "spread the word" online and sharing what I discover in my posts. 
Join me in this challenge.