Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Jewelry That Rocks! Elements of Nature!


Love these Ivory cream tan geode slices, with caverns of sparkling inner ivory cream crystals, rimmed in tiny, custom made, swarovski crystals. Swarovski crystals, settings, are mounted to look like diamond bezels but at a fraction of the price. Mounted with genuine diamonds, similar earrings retail in the $12,000 and up range. www.silverschells.com

Monday, July 6, 2015

Honor - not every parent qualifies.



First, if you look at the biblical definition for "mother and father" you will see not every parent qualifies. The root to the words basically refer to those who nurture, love, protect and care for. Second, you cannot take this out of the overall context of scripture. God does not tell us to allow evil to thrive. Nor does he want us to remain abused. In comparison scripture tells us to give extra honor to those who preach and teach, yet Jesus openly berated the pharisees who were teachers/preachers but who did evil. Honoring comes in many forms, but cannot co-exist with no accountability. We do not honor by turning a blind eye to abuse. That is called enabling and it devalues, it doesn't honor.

13-Year-Old Girl Committed Suicide After Her Father Publicly Shamed Her On The Internet.

So sad, 13-Year-Old Girl Committed Suicide After Her Father Publicly Shamed Her On The Internet. When I first seen the video I was shocked and said who does this??
We read headlines about cyberbullying, sexting, and online predators that threaten to put our children’s privacy at risk… but lately many parents have begun to harness the power of social media to put their children front and center: as a form of punishment.

“Shaming is is not a form of discipline, it is a form of emotional abuse and until we understand that, we will continue to do a great injustice to our children.

He and everyone else who pulls this public humiliation  ought to be charged with abuse, and if they can't be, the laws need to be revised to fit the changing times. Hope he learned his lesson, what her dad did is a 100% reason why she killed herself.

Only a fool or someone who is ignorant of child-rearing would look at this story and shift all the blame on the kid or conclude that this was just a loving, caring father who is being unfairly maligned for merely trying to discipline his daughter.

"Kids are the only people in the world we’re allowed to hit," Louis C.K. lamented in his 2010 comedy special, Hilarious. "They’re the most vulnerable, and they’re the most destroyed by being hit, but it’s totally okay to hit them."

If you shouldn’t hit a fellow adult, you shouldn’t hit a child. If you shouldn’t shame a friend then don’t shame your children. Simple as that! IMHO