A Complicated Relationship

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Watching adults trying to force a complicated relationship to work, is like watching children trying to force the wrong pieces to fit into a puzzle. Things that were never meant to be together, can not be forced to fit where they do not belong.

Ellen J. Barrier
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The Adult with Childish Behavior

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The Adult with Childish Behavior Never Grow Up

“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” 1 Corinthians 13:11

Unfortunately, we live in a world that is constructed with the behavior of some childish adults that have been placed in leadership positions. Such people are allowed to operate things that depend upon the survival of our lives. This is a serious problem worldwide. There is a scripture that says, “Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.” Psalm 60:11
Change in adults with childish behavior never comes, because such people refuse to follow instructions. Therefore, they refuse to change their childish ways. They will never grow up.
Why is the world in such disastrous condition? Childish adult leadership is the reason.
1. Childish adult parents
2. Childish adult bosses
The childish adult parent is not the grown-up in the family. Their behavior, is childish. Their offspring have no adult guidance. Therefore, they mimic the behavior of their parents. They have no sense of knowing what is right. Their mistakes in life cause harm to themselves and to others.

In the work place, a childish adult boss, is the person, who cannot control the workers. Such person cause problems that leads to unhappiness and disasters, because they are unqualified to do their job. They team up with some of the workers and become friends. The workers have no respect for them, because they are one of them. No one listen to the childish adult boss.

The childish adult in a leadership position, cannot lead the people. Instead, they follow the people that makes them feel comfortable. They are unable to make rational decisions.

It is up to the people who have put away their childish behavior, to take on the role of leadership positions, to make a better and peaceful world.

Written by: Ellen J. Barrier

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Honoring the Soldier’s Uniform

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The soldier’s uniform expresses to the eyes that look upon it, the honorable character of Truth, Righteous, Faith, and Grace. The weapon identifies itself as being in the hands of a competent person having courage and great skill to use it.
This soldier has been disciplined to perform on the battlefield with endurance and perseverance that dwell within the soul of such person; determined to perform every skill possessed to its highest level. If you gaze into the eyes of this soldier, you will see hope. If you observe the footsteps, you will see steadiness, sureness, and strength.
This performance expresses readiness to defend the country and its people that this soldier Love. The soldier dressed complete in uniform, has performed with honor and captured the hearts of the people. With tears and prayers they express their Love with Thanks and God’s blessings.
Those who meet the soldiers in uniform, recognizes the great sacrifices they have made, and will take a moment to say a friendly “Hello” It is because they honor the sacrifices that were made and the training they received to bring honor to wear the uniform.
Soldiers never have to say they are fighting because they love their country, they express it in their performance.
Those who have been elected by the people to perform in governmental positions say they are serving their country, because of their love for it.
What sacrifices have they made?
The elected officials get paid to perform their duties and enjoy things that many others are not privileged to.
To see the way many of our elected official behave, they seem to care more about the party they represent, than the country and its people.
Is honor expressed in the character of elected officials in the same way it is expressed in the character of the soldier’s uniform?

Written by Ellen J. Barrier

Where is Jesus Today?

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We live in a modern-day time of advanced technology. In this generation of people we have divisiveness. Crime and wars, along with diseases and sicknesses exist. Homeless, starvation and the lack of an adequate income, and no financial aide still exist in many places.
The storms of life and physical storms, along with disasters plaque our world; leaving many people searching for answers: Why, do God allow these things to happen? and Where is Jesus?
History has taught us that these things have never left Earth. The purpose for which Jesus came to Earth was to give us hope and offer us a better life of peace with God. He gave us the understanding that the poor would always exist upon Earth. His work consisted of educating people about the power of God, healing those with diseases and sicknesses, feeding the hungry, spreading Joy and Peace and so many others things that made him God within the body of a man.
Today, Jesus lives in the Hearts and Souls of those who continues his work.
Where is Jesus Today?
Jesus is in shelters providing a place to live for those who are homeless.
Jesus is working in places to provide food for the hungry.
Jesus is in medical facilities providing health care for those who are sick.
Jesus is in the firemen battling the fires to save lives.
Jesus is in the police officers who have dedicated their lives to protect others.
Jesus in in the teachers who provide educational skills and teach self-confidence and respect to their students.
Jesus is in the streets, listening to those who tells him about their pain and suffering and all their troubles: He let them know that they are not alone. He offers to them his Love and Peace.
Jesus lives in the Soul of the Spiritual Leader that follows in his footsteps to serve all people. It is a calling, and not a choice.

Written by: Ellen J. Barrier
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The key to success is confidence

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The key to success is confidence

In order for one to be able to prevail in the face of obstacles, there has to be something to inspire them to hold on. That is something or someone that they can trust, to provide them with hope, and the strength they need. Those are the blocks that build confidence. To succeed in the business world, one has to believe in themselves, that that can achieve in the face of every obstacle. Having patience, is a great reward at the end of a successful dream. “Believe that you are the best at what you do. And work hard on your abilities, to make it true.” 

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Believe that you are the best at what you do

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Quote # “Believe that you are the best at what you do. And work hard on your abilities, to make it true.”


“Believe that you are the best at what you do. And work hard on your abilities, to make it true.” _ Ellen J. Barrier


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Supernatural Intervention in Times of Financial Needs

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Supernatural Intervention in Times of Financial Needs

There have been times in my life when I have fallen down on my knees and prayed for financial intervention or to get a job. There are  more people needing financial security nowadays than ever. However, there have always been the needs for Supernatural intervention, even in the days of
St. Peter who was in desperate need of having to pay a debt immediately and had no money.

__ Ellen J. Barrier

Story as told:

And when they (Jesus & Peter) were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said,

“Doth not your master pay tribute?”  He said, “Yes.”

Peter did the same thing as I have done and so many others

And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, “What thinkest thou, Simon?

Of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? Of their own children,  or of strangers?”

Peter said unto him, “Of strangers.”

Something Required to Do

Jesus said unto him, “Then are the children free. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them,

Go thou to the sea, and cast a hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast
opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.”

Obedience and Work are Required Before Receiving a Request From God

We know that Jesus could have given Peter the money miraculously. However, had he done so, it wouldn’t have taught Peter obedient and trust in times of more challenges that would test his faith in God.

There are times when answers don’t come easy. We have to remain steadfast and focused on our goal. Sometimes the road to success is paved with many obstacles.

And it seems that the harder you work the more challenges you will face. But, from my own personal experience I can say, God has never failed me.

I am stronger and wiser because of the challenges I have overcome with my trust in God and his interventions in my life, I have been successful in accomplishing the goals I set before me. Presently, I am looking forward to completing several new goals.

 What this Lesson Teaches

From this lesson we learned; God understand the need for us to have financial means to get the things we need and pay for the services we use. God is our provider of the things we need for security. We also, understand that we have to work. We each have been given special talents and skills. Its up to us to have the desire to use them. In order for us to succeed in society, we must be willing to work hard and follow instructions. Peter was given specific instructions to follow in order to get the money he needed, by using his skill.

Source of Information:

Matthew 17:24-27

Author: Ellen J. Barrier