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December 27, 2005
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Living on purpose is the path to peace!

Question to consider: What would my family and friends say is the driving force of my life? What do I want it to be?

December 27, 2005
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'The past months Ive though my purpose would be to get a terminal disease. Sorry.

December 27, 2005
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What would friends and family say?
- work

What would I like to be my purpose? - my family (which I haven't got yet), friends, work, to help people to learn (whatever)

December 27, 2005
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My family and friends would say my driving force is serving my God.

What do I want it to be? serving my God.

December 27, 2005
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excellent answer mamacinnamon... I was duscussing it with my sister, and I would like that my family would say that, but I know it isn't at this point in my life. I think they would say Anger. Which at one time maybe. I am not quite there with God, but I am working on it. I do want my driving force to be God.

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December 27, 2005
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luv2

I have to say at one time in my life anger was also mine... years ago. If you use the anger you feel to drive you to a better person, and always keep God in your focus then you'll be there too. Have you gone thru the book "Purpose Driven Life"?
Start there.

December 28, 2005
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Mamac,

I am currently reading that book. That is were I got the point to ponder. I was given it by my sister for christmas and so far have enjoyed reading it. I am trying to do the 40 day reading of it as it was intended. I am hoping I can find my place that God intented for me and also to find that path to him. Thank you for the encourgements you give to me and all here on AAC.

Much Luv,
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December 29, 2005
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That's very intriguing book Luv2. I keep reading and re-reading it. It really answers so many bewildering questions in our life. Whenever I go thru tough time, I turn to that book.

Enjoy reading it! Your sister has very wise choice in choosing Xmas gifts. I hope it will be a source of blessing in your life with the coming of the new year!

~Ras~

December 30, 2005
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Don't know if ya'll read the quotes on each page, but this one really caught my eye.... so I want to share it w/ ya'll.

We all know how to count calories. What a shame we don't pay equal attention to our mental and emotional intake. We indulge far too many heavy thoughts. We allow in sentimental moods that cause our hearts to swell up dangerously close to bursting point. We don't exercise anywhere near enough discrimination. We become bloated with bad attitudes. Give yourself the chance to slim down. You are carrying far too much psychological weight. Lighten up your heart and the rest of your life will swiftly follow suit. - Jonathan Cainer

December 30, 2005
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That's cool one which I liked and it even made me giggle, thanks MamaC for re-quoting it here.

January 1, 2006
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It amazes me how difficult it is to say what one's purpose is, when one's sole purpose is to find an endangered person, to find out if she is still alive and if there is any hope of a "normal" life for her.

One has to get through each day and live one's life, knowing that to even speak of this fact is to invite the trolls who populate the world to attack because not everyone has faced homicides. Even those who know that we train police by the thousands will attack a person for attempting to express pain for the one whose name they cannot say because of being attacked by everyone who learns they have a missing loved one.

The most ignorant ones attack first: they do not understand, they are frankly too stupid to understand and they think they have a RIGHT to understand something they have not experienced, and that the victims have an obligation to teach them something the victims know thay CANNOT understand as soon as the victims see the remarks and questions that come from them.

The attackers think they have a right to behave like the hostile cross-examining defense pimps whose main job is to reduce the victim to such a broken mess that no jury will remember a word of factual testimony. They do that when they know the facts speak for themselves.

The less ignorant ones, the crafty ones, attack second: they watch the first round carefully, waiting for the right moment to play their game of "helper". First they try to "help" the victim answer the first ignorant questions, and if they don't succeed in breaking the vicitm's resistance to inapropriate and often pointless or mean-spirited interrogation, they attack even more aggressively than the first.

Then comes the third wave: the people who have been stroking each other's helper-egos for a long time, who cannot bear to see an ungrateful victim show that the word "victim" refers to a fact that certain events happened and not to a lack of human status. How dare such a person show up in THEIR threads!

Two out of three people who push themselves forward to "help" others are actually predators.

My only close friends are four men: two who know what happened and I keep my anger at their helplessness in check just as I must keep my anger at my own helplessness in check. The other two are a detective who could not forgive himself when he realized he had botched a case that he had thought was too bizarre to take seriously and the other is the father of a young man killed by the same people who frightened my daughter into hiding.

Why is it people can read newspaper and magazine articles about murder cases that end in the perps walking on a technicality or never answering because of corruption, and they know those stories are true, but they attack anyone for being one of the people in the background of one of those stories?

Do they think the people in those photographs of families walking out of courtrooms after a failed case just disappear?

Do they think the relatives of the unpunished killer, and the unpunished killers themselves, just disappear?

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