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Below are the 6 most recent journal entries recorded in betty_s' LiveJournal:

Thursday, October 5th, 2006
10:25 pm
The Importance of a Moment
Life is made of millions of moments,
but we live only one of these moments at a time.

As we begin to change this moment,
we begin to change our lives.

Current Mood: tired
Saturday, September 30th, 2006
3:03 pm
This is a test. I have been unable to post or do much because I lost my user name and password. I still don't know my password, but aparently the computer know it so my fingers are crossed. I'l

A Christian view of war
By Oliver "Buzz" Thomas
USA Today
September 18, 2006

"Pray for our troops."

Millions of signs and bumper stickers carry the message, and part of me likes it. But part of me keeps waiting for another bumper sticker - the one I still haven't seen. Whether Jesus would drive an SUV, I'm still not sure. Truth is he'd probably ride the bus. Or the subway. But if he had money for a car and didn't give it all away to the hookers and the homeless before he got to the used-car lot, I'm pretty sure that his bumper sticker would say "pray for our enemies."

Before you write me off as a left-wing crackpot, consider what we know. During his famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said three things relevant to the subject of war:

* Blessed are the peacemakers.

* Turn the other cheek.

* Pray for your enemies.

Here's something else we know. Three-quarters of the U.S. population consider themselves to be some version of Christian. That translates into about 224 million Americans.

So why are so few of us taking the teachings of Jesus seriously when it comes to this latest war?
Out here in the heartland, only a handful of churches are even talking about it.
Saturday, March 4th, 2006
10:56 pm
City Missing! Highway Patrol placed on High Alert.
Did you ever have a blond moment that left you feeling red faced and painfully… well, BLOND.

Jeez. Yesterday I lost an entire city. Holy Cow!

Okay. Pay close attention, because this is technical.
I live on the far north side of OKC, one of the largest cities in the world in land area.
My daughter’s repaired car was on the south side of the city of Moore which lies to the south between OKC and Norman (Home of OU). It was 4:45 and I knew that for the next 2 hours the highways were going to consist of long caravans of almost non-moving cars and frustrated drivers.
Solution: take an alternate route. It would be about a 30-45 min drive. The repair shop closed at 6 p.m. No big deal. Western Ave goes all the way from OKC to Norman, so it’s the natural choice right? Well some inebriated city planner used OKC street numbers on Western Ave all the way to Norman. What should have been S. 19th in Moore had a sign that said S. 100 or 200 and something, so I never knew when I got there. The first sign that I had totally missed Moore was the big water tower off to my right that said NORMAN. We called the repair shop. I had to tell them I'd lost Moore. (They stayed open for us. Thank you, nice people) And it was almost 7:30 by the time we got back home. (Jenn’s 7 p.m. date was sitting at the house, twiddling his thumbs.)

Things that don’t kill you outright make you stronger…
Things that don’t kill you outright make you stronger…
Things that don’t kill you outright make you stronger…
Things that don’t kill you outright make you stronger…
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006
9:35 pm
Heading out of town for the weekend.
Southwest UU Women's Conference with Jenn and some friends.

8:12 pm
The Heart of it All - And How Soon We Forget
Brahmanism: This is the sum of duty: Do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you. Mahabharata 5:1517

Christianity: All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them. Matthew 7:12

Islam: No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself. Sunnah

Buddhism: Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful. Udana Varga 5:18

Judaism: What is hateful to you, do not to your fellowmen. That is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary. Talmud, Shabbat 31:a

Confucianism: Surely it is the maxim of loving-kindness: Do not unto others that you would not have them do unto you. Analects 15:23

Pagan/Wicca: Do as you will, but harm none.

Taoism: Regard your neighbor's gain as your own gain, and your neighbor's loss as your own loss. T'ai Shag Kan Ying P'ien

Zoroastrianism: That nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is not good: for itself. : Dadistan-i-dinik 94:5>
Monday, February 20th, 2006
1:04 am
I've Arrived
Signing up to talk with Mikers.


1.Writer's write.

2.Writing is a process.

3.You don't know what your writing will be until the end of the process.

4.If writing is your practice, the only way to fail is not to write.

-From One Continuous Mistake:Four Noble Truths For Writers
by Gail Sher, a Zen Buddhist, psychotherapist, writer, and teacher.
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