Sunday, September 25, 2016

Your Discovery, Your Decision


 For 99 cents you can have a copy of my 122 page book, "Your Discovery, Your Decision" which was published by Amazon in May 2013.   The stories encourage the reader to face life's challenges with faith and determination.  Take a look at the sample pages here 
You might recommend it to a friend, too.  

Monday, September 19, 2016

Friday, September 09, 2016

Good Morning!

             See our new booklet, "Good morning" in the Label list on the right side of this page.  It's 12 pages, short and focused on helping each of us start out the day with a great positive attitude.  All of our booklets are FREE.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Looking Again at 9-11-01

Shocking, horrible, unprepared 
to face the truth behind the attacks
we saw the devastating crashes replayed over and over
on television, written in newspapers, magazines, posted on internet.
We look again back at 9-11
from our viewpoint of 2016. 

Now, new buildings have been erected there
and people want to forget the trauma
of such unexpected evil.  
We want to emphasize the rebuilding
and stepping up, starting anew, 
with pride in how we have survived these foreign attacks.

The terrible terrorists’ attacks of 9-11-01 
on the World Trade Center in Manhattan in New York City, 
and the Pentagon in Washington D.C,
and the crash in a Pennsylvania field
which killed 2,977 victims,
with 19 hijackers committing suicide in the assaults. 

Lots of details are outlined on the Internet.
If you have time to review: here are three pertinent sources:   = detailed outline day by day —   = has links to major media websites 
uncovering lots of 9-11 facts that were hidden, not broadly publicized — 

So, how do you deal with this hideous, barbaric, hateful act? 
Hurry past and find something positive to come from it?
This was a huge wakeup call for America.
Pray for our nation to repent of sins and turn to God.
Worse, brutal events may be in our future.
Pray today . . . pray now.
  •  by Elaine Hardt ©2016

Monday, September 05, 2016

Today is a Holiday

Today’s a holiday!  
They named it Labor Day,
so what do we say?

How thankful each of us can be;
each of us has talents, can you see?
One person’s ideas sparks others to
do stuff that by yourself you can’t do.

Like parts, all those parts inside a car,
without each other we wouldn’t go far,
and today we can pause . . . 
and be thankful because . . . 

We each can do and we each can learn!
For some of this some wages we earn,
but consider the attitude of your heart
and pray for each other, that’s a start

by Elaine Hardt ©2016

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Think About This, Thankfully

In the good times . . . 
In the hard times . . . 
Remember all the time
God cares about you;
God cares for you.

You have been blessed . . . 
You are being blessed . . . 
Remember why Jesus came.
He wants to save you;
Remember to be thankful.

He hears your prayer.
Be honest to confess . . .
Be honest to request . . .
And do all of this
All the time.
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                                                  by Elaine Hardt ©2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Two Short, But Strong Words

Recently I heard two words, and saw what they meant to Carol.  For her, buying the house from a nice old lady turned out to be a lot of work.  For the old lady the two words brought relief.  
I thought of these two short, but strong words when it came time to wash the windows outside.  It was a lot of work to do.  But I smiled when those two words came to mind.  I’ll remember to announce them when the time might come to sell this house and move.
That would have been the end of it, except for the bright revelation I had last night, stretched out in bed, waiting for sleep to overtake my busy mind and tired body.  A deeper connection dawned on me, and I fell asleep with a smile.  I do have something to write about, a little gem to pass on to my family and friends.
On the scale of 1 to 10 see what score you’d give these words.  And see what spiritual application comes to your mind; then I’ll tell you more.  The words are simply, “As is.”
To sell her house so she could move to a senior apartment community Mrs. Gregorio advertised it, “as is.”  She didn’t try to redecorate, repaint, or even pull out the refrigerator to dust behind and underneath.  She smiled and said, “The price is so reasonable because I must let it go, as is.”  
        And Carol gave her offer, and soon the house on Autumn Lane was hers.
Since perfection is so hard for me to achieve the meals I serve for company are also, “as is.”  The Hawaiian Haystack ingredients are put on the counter.  Those invited dish up for themselves, add this or that or all of it, in amounts they prefer.  No worry for me about over-seasoning it or serving shredded coconut on top for people who don’t like that flavor.  
The best part about “as is” has to be this: