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I wanted to say, “thank you” to all of my viewers and followers! I also wanted to let you know that I have another blog, which is new, if you want to check it out, the URL is: http://www.shelliewoods.com and the title is: Blogging, Writing, Make Money & Travel. I will be posting some of my posts from this blog, but it will be mostly original. Check it out and let me know what you think or what you’d like to see on either one of my blogs! Thanks again and God Bless!

between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900. Print no. 1103. Views of architecture and other sites in Italy  1 photomechanical print : photochrom color. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington D.C. 20540 USA  Bridge and canal Venice Italy   between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900. Print no. 1103. Views of architecture and other sites in Italy  1 photomechanical print : photochrom color. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington D.C. 20540 USA

between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900. Print no. 1103. Views of architecture and other sites in Italy 1 photomechanical print : photochrom color. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington D.C. 20540 USA Bridge and canal Venice Italy between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900. Print no. 1103. Views of architecture and other sites in Italy 1 photomechanical print : photochrom color. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington D.C. 20540 USA

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The Drop Box

 

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This is definitely a movie you want to see! If you like to be inspired, this movie really makes the top 10 list! Anything about adoption and special needs children always gets my attention, because my husband and I adopted twin boys with multiple disabilities from Ukraine in December of 2000. These subjects are near and dear to my heart. This story is not fiction, it is very real!

Pastor Lee and his wife live in Seoul, South Korea. Women were dropping their unwanted babies at their church doorsteps and they knew that the babies didn’t have much of a chance to survive, especially outside in the winter. To keep this from happening, Pastor Lee made a box, where the women could leave their babies, anonymously. This box was heated and made with a doorbell, so whenever a baby was dropped off, it would go off and let the Pastor know a baby was there and in need of attention. Many of these babies are disabled and because of the culture and the poverty, the women feel that they have no choice, but to give them up. This man is a man after God’s own heart!

As a bonus to this movie, it includes a panel discussion, a musical performance by Steven Curtis Chapman and a behind the scenes featurette.

For more information on this movie, you can go to: http://www.TheDropBoxFilm.com

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mindfulness

What is the definition for mindfulness? Dictionary.com states that it’s the state or quality of being mindful or aware of something. It’s also a technique in which one focuses one’s full attention only on the present, experiencing thoughts, feelings and sensations but not judging them. This practice can reduce stress and physical pain. So, why is mindfulness so important? We need to be, not only mindful of ourselves, our environment and others; but in order to accomplish things of importance. We need to think for ourselves, not allow t.v., internet, games, media, etc. to do the thinking for us or we just become products of these things. We were made to use our minds and in order to do this, we must have time to be mindful or to be thinking.

There are many verses in the Bible, that speak of being mindful. In Colossians 3:2 (NIV) it states to “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” In Romans 8:5-6 (NIV) , it says, “Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what the nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.” The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace. In Romans 12:2 (NIV), it states, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is -his good, pleasing and perfect will!

So what are you mindful of? Is your mind full of t.v. shows, internet, video games, etc. or are you being in the moment or present. Our minds were never intended to “veg out”, not that there’s anything wrong with a little bit of it, but to be healthy, sane and creative, we must be mindful and have that quiet time to think.