The first blog I ever wrote was on using a cell phone as an alarm. I was new to the blogging game and new nothing about tags I was nervous about taking that first step. I had a great group of friends encouraging me to write a blog to share my writing talents and skills I have learned over the years. So with their prodding my blogging journey began.
As the school year is approaching I have thought about editing that blog and resharing. However I have decided to let it stand as it is as reminder to me of how far I have come and make a new one. Now I can not tell you how to use a lot of the functions on your phones but I will say this, “The alarm is your friend.”
First off you can pick different songs for different alarms. I have one tune as my alarm. I have another one as my daughter’s wake up song. I then set one for the time we need to be heading to breakfast. A final one is set for the time we want to head out the door for arrival at school well away from the “tardy zone.” I started this system last year and she did not get one tardy.
If you have multiple children you can give them each a song unless they each have their own phones. I have found that if we record a song from KLOVE online loudly it provides the best sound. If you do it from the car radio it does not sound well at all. You can also use You Tube to look up and record your child(ren)’s favorite songs. Or you may be able to download them. My method is free and does not cost any minutes.
Prayers for wonderful school years for all the blessings God has given us. God bless you all.
Today I want to talk about Jinger Duggar. In the last few weeks I have been appalled at things I have seen and read on Facebook as well as Twitter. Jinger is the fourth oldest Duggar daughter from the series 19 Kids and Counting. Recently announcements of her courting then engagement were made.
I am so happy that their family does not rely on media as much as most of our society. Her family does not watch TV and social media is restricted. It would greatly sadden me to think she had viewed some of the things that I have been on my screen. No one should have to endure the comments that have been made about her and her fiance, Jeremy Vuolo.
There are those that are calling her a used bicycle and saying she was raped by Josh. The first thing I want to say on that subject is Josh did not rape anyone. The police report is clear on that. The second point I will make is this. She has never stepped forward and said she is a victim. Therefore no one has the right to claim she is. Thirdly you re-victimize every one, who has ever been abused with that mentality.
One of the strongest Christian women I know is a survivor of years of abuse at the hands of her step father. She is proof that you can turn tragedy into triumph. She went on to raise her children as well as being a foster parent to many. God is so awesome how he draws people into our lives. Her husband once told me that the majority of the children that walked through their doors had also been abused.
She could offer them something that folks, who had not walked that journey never could. Training can not give you the empathy for a child trying to deal with self-worth and false guilt. There is no degree that can teach you to feel what a person is emoting and say, “I have been there. God does love you and you will get through this.” Victims are not used bicycles but people who deserve our prayers and words of encouragement.
Jinger’s fiance’s past has been all over social media. Photographs of his youth published to make him look bad. One in particular is being used to spread slander claiming that Jeremy is using Jinger as a cover of his gayness. When my mother went to school, the word gay meant happy. Times have changed and it sure does mean something different now. Funny how we take a word that means joyful and give it to a form of sin. Well the Bible does say there is fun in sin for a season. Then comes the judgement.
I myself am glad Jinger has found someone,who makes her happy. If she is a victim that is between her and Jeremy. It is no one else’s business. I am also glad for the testimony that Jeremy’s past gives our youth. You can make mistakes but turn to a God, who promises to forgive when we confess. He is faithful and just. As always God bless you my readers.