Saved by Deity or Saved by Self?

I am just fifty years old this year

and continually learning

that what has occurred  in our country’s

history really makes a difference!

Currently I am reading ‘For the President’s Eye’s Only” by Christopher Andrew which is

considered the most important book written concerning American Intelligence from the time of

George Washington to George Bush Sr.

Many situations there to ponder. Ego, intrigue and deceptions. Wonder upon wonder that our

young country, or shall I call it the “Great Idea”, has held it’s own as well as it has.

Many times it seems that providence, what ever one may call him or it, has been at work moving

times and circumstance to protect this ‘Great Idea” from ruin.

Today I have been challenged to consider two equally interesting documents.

The first being, The Humanist Manifesto I ,written in 1933 by one author and signed by 34.

The other, The Humanist Manifesto II, written by two authors and signed by 120 in 1973.

To date that number grows as the platform to add signatures is publicly available.

Forty years of history  had created the need to update the first Manifesto…

Wikipedia: The second Humanist Manifesto was written in 1973 by Paul Kurtz and Edwin H.

Wilson, and was intended to update the previous one. It begins with a statement that the excesses

of Nazism and world war had made the first seem “far too optimistic”, and indicated a more

hardheaded and realistic approach in its seventeen-point statement, which was much longer

and more elaborate than the previous version. Nevertheless, much of the unbridled optimism of

the first remained, with hopes stated that war would become obsolete and poverty would be

eliminated. Further ideas were upheld here included opposition to racism and weapons of mass

destruction and support of strong human rights, which are fairly uncontroversial, and its

prescriptions that divorce and birth control should be legal and that technology can improve life

which is widely accepted today in the Western world.

To add ,its proposal of an international court has since been implemented and many now agree

with  its rejection of religion and controversial stance is strongly supported, notably the right to


One of the oft-quoted lines comes from this manifesto is, “No deity will save us; we must save ourselves.”

Soon another 30 years will have yet passed

and as I am now aware of the Manifesto’s intent

I remember that it was in the very same way that

George Washington, Abraham  Lincoln,Thomas Jefferson

together with other great thinkers of

their times and with their signatures brought about this

” Great Idea”

which has its basis in The Constitution an incredible fore runner document

based on what would seem like uniquely different concepts.  It appears that some, like these who

signed the manifesto,  may

prefer a future that takes it’s cues from fear of loss  rather than true freedom to be personally

responsible for one’s self and those to whom have been placed in one’s path.

It causes me to remember an ancient and true historical account of a country

who would not pay off its aggressors.

Being told that they would be attacked by a million strong army from the North

who were in route through a 14 mile stretch of sand to capture them as slaves.

They were challenged to come together in one mass group on their border in song of praise to the

Deity by whose hand their country had been created.

When they engaged together in this singing  challenge the aggressing army annihilated itself in

transit before it reached their country’s borders.

While I understand the subjective notion that fear is real, I also believe that left to ourselves, and

the world at large, we do need to be saved and that…. only by a Deity, who has the capacity to be

perfect in judgment and whose nature is Love.

May God Continue to Bless America!

In Recognition of the Signers of The Constitution

Done in convention by the unanimous consent of the states present the seventeenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven and of the independence of the United States of America the twelfth.

In witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names,

G. Washington-Presidt. and deputy from Virginia

New Hampshire: John Langdon,

Nicholas Gilman Massachusetts:

Nathaniel Gorham,Rufus King Connecticut:

Wm: Saml. Johnson, Roger Sherman New York:

Alexander Hamilton New Jersey:

Wil: Livingston, David Brearly, Wm. Paterson, Jona: Dayton

Pennsylvania: B. Franklin, Thomas Mifflin, Robt. Morris, Geo. Clymer, Thos. FitzSimons, Jared Ingersoll, James Wilson, Gouv Morris

Delaware: Geo: Read, Gunning Bedford jun, John Dickinson, Richard Bassett, Jaco: Broom

Maryland: James McHenry, Dan of St Thos. Jenifer, Danl Carroll

Virginia: John Blair–, James Madison Jr.

North Carolina: Wm. Blount, Richd. Dobbs Spaight, Hu Williamson

South Carolina: J. Rutledge, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Charles Pinckney, Pierce Butler

Georgia: William Few, Abr Baldwin

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Could Be The Soon End of Global Hunger

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Skin to Skin …That’s what Love Feels Like.

In a world where borders and boundaries are very important.

Where hugging or embracing each other has been slowly replaced by hi fives and verbal only exchanges.

Where handshakes with out eye contact even at church is normal.

There are still moments where the hearts just knows what is necessary….

Daily Good News

August 28, 2010
Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. –Eric Fromm

The Miracle Birth:
After giving birth to premature twins, Kate Ogg was informed that one of them didn’t make it.

Devastated, she held her limp 2-pound infant against her bare chest. For two hours, the mother and her husband said their goodbyes, cradling and hugging their son as if he were alive.

Two hours later, the newborn began moving and gasping.

Ogg instinctively fed her son a few drops of breast milk and soon his gasps turned into real breaths. “A short time later he opened his eyes. It was a miracle,” the mother recounts.

Now five months later, the radiant parents are highlighting the virtues of skin-on-skin care for sick babies, a technique known as ‘Kangaroo Care’ for the way Kangaroos hold their young in the pouch.

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Be The Change:
Express appreciation for your mother or mother-like figure today.

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City Street Sweets Chocolates & Confections

Steve Ashworth has been creating sweet delicacies for 23 years.

A renown confectionier in Savannah, Georgia as well as a chocolatier for Godiva.

Steve Ashworth’s  mastermind brought it all together right here in Tampa Bay nearly

three years ago with his creation


City Street Sweets Chocolates & Confections.

On a rainy Wednesday evening in August when most people are home and dry,  his chocolate and

confection store was crowded with guest eagerly tasting the most interesting combination of

flavors and enjoying tasty drinks.

City Streets Sweets

serves up great events served around the creation of treats such as

The Chocolate Bar Therapy

where your party can learn , sample and create.

Chocolate Pizza Maker

where your group will learn to ‘temper’ chocolate.

Chocolate Bar Creator

where everyone at the gathering becomes  their own Willie Wonka

and last but not least

Candy College

where gummies, sprinles, and M&M’s takes the place of books, pencils and paper.

City Street Sweets Chocolate and Confections

is the place to be for anyone who loves




ice cream

Remember City Street Sweets is fun

Steve and his team are very friendly

there is  plenty of comfortable room for good conversations and parties

and this

makes a great gift idea for that hard to please chocolate and candy fanatic.

Check out  City Street Sweets website here for more information!

Thank You Steve your place is a pleasure!

Shipping Available

Click here if you like Vanilla Maple Bacon Fudge for a closer view!

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A Life Well Lived with Only One Regret… Hazel McCallion

Every now and then you get a glimpse  of the real thing.

A person on purpose who makes a real difference and seems to have a lot of fun doing it!!!

You will love this moment…Click Here


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Choices of a Former President and Pro American Patriot

As 145 soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan walked through the double doors in Terminal D at DFW Airport last week for two weeks of R&R, they were greeted not only by their families, but by former president George and Laura Bush.

AFA’s long-time friend, Bert Brady, who helps coordinate the welcome home project to our troops coming home for furlough at Dallas Fort Worth airport sent us an amazing video of President Bush welcoming the troops.

It is refreshing to see how pro-American and patriotic our former Commander-in-Chief is.

Please take a moment to watch this heartwarming and inspirational video of President Bush welcoming home our military heroes.

Brady said bout 40 people, among them retirees and veterans, show up almost daily to help welcome home soldiers with ovations as they depart customs and enter the main terminal. More than 750,000 service members have been welcomed as part of the program, he said, and some purposely ask to reroute their return to the U.S. so they can come through DFW.


Help us send 100,000 “Thank You!” messages to former President George Bush for his patriotism and support of our military!  Let’s let him know we are grateful for his continued leadership.

Please continue to remember our troops and their families in your daily prayers.

Watch the video and send your “Thank You” now!



Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association

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Have You Drawn A Picture of It?

Drawings and Memory

Drawings and Memory

You may have heard it said before that “a picture paints a thousand words” well it’s true!

If you have put away your crayons or color pencils long ago it’s time to get them out agin. Studies show that goals without a clear vision are harder to achieve than one’s you’ve painted a picture of not just in you mind but on paper.

Did you know that Thomas Edision in one page of his journal not only wrote down the goal of creating a light bulb in 3 years but he also drew a picture of it. If a great goal setter and visionary felt the need to do this in order to achieve his dream can’t we followed his lead?
The sculptures of ancient times and builders of catherdral,skyscrapers and space ships know what the power of a drawing brings.
What is on your drawing table?

P.S.Click on the picture above to find out who the artist is!

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To the Courageous Amoung Us…living with ALS

This one is in memory of my friend Tony and my dad’s friend Steve

who have and are running their race with the catastrophic illness called ALS.

You may have a ‘courageous one’ living out this experience in your life  and this one is for you too.

Watching a loved one or friend live through continuous and unending challenges

is often maddening and heartbreaking.

Definitely it has a  profound effect on how you and I see our own challenges.

Bearing one another’s burdens is not always fun but always bears rich rewards.

Enjoy Jon Blais’s story of  how he and his family

are doing exactly that.

Then be encouraged, not to stop trying, in over coming your own challenges.


How long should you try? Until. –Jim Rohn

Inspiration of the Day:
Completing in an ironman triathlon is no small feat – a 2.4 mile swim followed by a 112 mile bike ride followed by a marathon (26.2 mile run)! Jon Blaise recently completed all of this while having a debilitating disease called ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), which attacks the motor neurons, or nerve cells, in the brain and spinal cord. “I think when I’m sitting in a wheelchair, down the road, I’ll know that I’ve fought the great fight,” Jon smiles. “This is it. Your life. Face your fears and live your dreams.” [ more ]

Be The Change:
Learn more about ALS and Jon’s mission to find a cure! [ more ]

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Thinking Outside the Human Mind… A Gift from Autism

The subject of Autism is a very challenging one and most of us have encountered the need for more  understanding on this subject. To date the diagnosis of Autism is increasing in numbers here in America . Maybe Autism has always been there in one degree or another through the ages but just not understood enough even for  a medical word to be associated with it. Already Autism has moved from being a disorder assumed to be  based in psychology to one study now through the lens of biology.

This wonderful gift of awareness is brought to you by Daily Good which you can resource through CharityFocus.Org  and features an extraordinary person who has not only helped us know what it is to be Autistic but has helped to contribute massively to the well being of animals and industry.

Please be introduced to the renowned Dr. Temple  Grandin and hear her amazing interview…You will laugh and you will learn!!!!

“I think in pictures. Words are like a second language to me.” 
Dr. Temple Grandin is one of the most fascinating and

respected figures in the world today. As a child whose

parents almost sent her to a mental institution, Grandin

became the first autistic individual to publish an

autobiography. She has utterly transformed how we view

people with autism and how we treat animals, specifically

in the cattle industry. She explains to us what it is like for

her to live in this world, having an autistic mind, and how

it helps her relate to animals. “We need all kinds of minds”

and beautiful things happen when we make an effort to see

what other see.               [ more ]  30 min Interview

Be The Change:
How does the world appear with autism? Discover the top 10 things every child with autism wishes you knew:            [
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Perspective …The Miracle is You!

It is often very hard

to maintain our perspective

In the daily movement of our lives

on what

are important things to focus on.

With so many so many demanding expectations to fulfil and to do list to make hay of ,we often get side tracked and are left wondering why we feel

finished, tired but not exactly satisfied.

CoCoToYou hopes you will

take a 5 minute break

consider a perspective of a miraculous nature

then breath in deeply… Click HERE


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