I believe that God is good. I believe that God helps you through the hard times that you have throughout your life. I believe that God will answer you when you pray to him in those hard times. I believe that is what faith is. My faith grew when my grandpa died. My faith grew because when I lost my did not know what to do. I didn't think I could go on. My Grandpa and I were so close and he did everything with me. He came over to our house almost every day and ate dinner with us and visited. He also spoiled me with everything you can imagine. One of my most favorite memories was at Easter time when he bought my sister and I a huge Little Tikes tugboat, he strapped it to the roof of his car and drove in our driveway with it and he filled it with Easter candy. That was my Grandpa, he always
The American military is steeped in meaningful traditions and symbols. Everything from the precise way the flag is folded to the way military decorations are worn is done for significant reasons whether they re well known or not! One unique thing about U. S. Pmilitary uniforms that people often spotPis how the flag patch is reversed when viewed from the right side. AsPyou might guess, there s a fascinating symbolic reason why! Many peoplePnotice that on American military uniforms the flag is reversed on the right side, but they don t know why. The reason is actually fascinating According toPArmy Regulation 670-1: The American flag patch is to be worn, right or left shoulder, so that the star field faces forward, or to the flag s own right. ...
Can you shed some light on the custom of covering mirrors in a house of mourning? I was told that after the funeral of an immediate relative, we cover all mirrors in the home for the seven days of mourning. I have heard that the reason is that we are not supposed to adorn ourselves while in mourning, but I am looking for a deeper explanation. The Kabbalists give a more spooky reason for covering mirrors in a house of mourning. They write that all types of evil spirits and demons come to visit a family in mourning. When a soul leaves this world, it leaves a void, an emptiness that is prone to be filled by dark forces. This is because wherever there is a vacuum, negativity can creep in. And so the house of mourning, the place where the loss is felt the most, is a magnet for evil spirits.
The appearance of your fingernails can give clues about possible issues with your overall health. If your fingernails are discolored, have horizontal ridges, are pitted, or curve, you may have a medical condition that should be investigated by a doctor. It is also a good idea to contact your doctor if your nails curl outwards, a condition known as koilonychia or spoon nails. Why Do My Fingernails Curl? 1. Respiratory Health Issues Downward curved fingernails can indicate a problem with respiratory health, and are often present in people who have medical conditions such as COPD, chronic bronchitis, asthma and lung cancer. Fingernails often curve downwards as a result of lack of oxygen. They may also be bluish or yellowish in color. If you have downward curved fingernails and trouble
Fasting and abstinence are closely related, but there are some differences in these spiritual practices. In general, refers to restrictions on the quantity of the food we eat and on when we consume it, while abstinence refers to the avoidance of particular foods. The most common form of abstinence is the avoidance of meat, a spiritual practice that goes back to the earliest days of the Church. , Catholics were required to abstain from meat every Friday, as a form of penance in honor of the death of on the Cross on. Since Catholics are normally allowed to eat meat, this prohibition is very different from the dietary laws of the Old Testament or of other religions (such as Islam) today. In the Acts of the Apostles ( ), St. Peter has a vision in which God reveals that Christians can eat any
from eighth grade curriculums in Biloxi, Mississippi, is the latest in a long line of attempts to ban the -winning novel by Harper Lee. Since its publication in 1960, the novel about a white lawyerБs defense of a black man against a false rape charge by a white woman has become one of the most books in the U. S. According to James LaRue, director of American Library AssociationБs, challenges to the book over the past century have usually cited the bookБs strong language, discussion of sexuality and rape, and use of the n-word. БThe most current challenge to it is among the vaguest ones that IБve ever heard,Б he says. The Biloxi School Board Бjust says it Бmakes people uncomfortable. Б Б LaRue finds this argument unconvincing, contending Бthe whole point to classics is they challenge the
Chance, coincidence or, in the word of Carl Gustav Jung, Бsynchronicity,Б defined as Бthe simultaneous occurrence of two unrelated or acausal but meaningful events,Б definitely presents a serious challenge to the most fundamental assumptions or principles of science regarding the nature of reality. Newton believes we live in an orderly universe, one that is governed by predictable and immutable laws of physics, such as, БFor every effect, there must be a corresponding cause,Б or his famous Third Law of Motion: БFor every action, there must be an equal and opposite reaction. Б One physicist was quoted as saying, БGod does not play dice with the universe. Б What is baffling and often leaves scientists scratching their heads are the numerous occurrences of coincidences which cannot be
December 25 wasn't always a day devoted to gift giving. In many different parts of the world, December 25 has become the ultimate gift giving day of the year. Tied to the Christian celebration of Christmas, presents on this day are now a central part of Western culture. Yet, this tradition is actually rather new and wasn t always associated with December 25. Historically the day of Jesus birth wasn t celebrated on December 25 until the 4th or 5th century. There is some possibility that this day corresponds with Jesus actual birth, but most historians believe it occurred at a different time of the year. One reason it was moved to December 25 was a desire to Christianize a Roman festival that occurred during this time. From December 17 23, Romans celebrated Saturnalia, a feast dedicated to
Recent efforts to reduce salt content in foods might be harder for some to swallow literally. Some people experience the taste of salt more intensely than others, and this taste difference might be due, at least in part, to, a new study suggests. So-called supertasters taste saltiness, bitterness and sweetness more acutely than others, said study researcher John Hayes, an assistant professor of food science at Penn State University. This heighted salt sense can lead to an increased consumption of snack foods, which usually have saltiness as their primary flavor, he said. Salt has been in the spotlight recently, with many public health experts calling for manufacturers and restaurants to. In April, the Institute of Medicine released a report urging the federal government to step in and
Anaconda action. Backing the big brown motorhome out of the garage. Curling one out. Dropping the kids off at the pool. Exorcising the demon. Feeding the toilet. Giving back the corn. Heaving ho. Prairie dogging. Laying a brick. Making butt coffee. Putting your thoughts on paper. Releasing the hounds. Scatter bombing. Turtle necking. Waking Winnie the Pooh. If you have no idea what I m talking about yet, it s poo. Poo comes in many shapes, sizes, colours and densities but one thing that has never been consistent when I ve looked down at my mud babies are the floaters and the sinkers. Which in turn got me thinking, why does some poo sink and some poo float? I don t have the answer. And when I asked my friends they didn t really know either. So, one of those extremely weird afternoons on