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Relationship January 17, 2011

Filed under: Christianity,healing,inspiration,Leadership — Karen Shafer @ 9:47 pm

Monday, January 17, 2011

“You gradually struggle less and less for an idea and more and more for specific people.  In the end, it is the reality of personal relationship that saves everything.”

~~ Thomas Merton


Psalm 140 January 13, 2011

Filed under: Christianity,inspiration,Leadership — Karen Shafer @ 9:05 pm

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Psalm 140

Deliver Me, O Lord, from Evil Men

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.


1 Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men;

preserve me from violent men,

2 who plan evil things in their heart

and stir up wars continually.

3 They make their tongue sharp as a serpent’s,

and under their lips is the venom of asps. Selah


4 Guard me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked;

preserve me from violent men,

who have planned to trip up my feet.

5 The arrogant have hidden a trap for me,

and with cords they have spread a net;

beside the way they have set snares for me. Selah


6 I say to the Lord, You are my God;

give ear to the voice of my pleas for mercy, O Lord!

7 O Lord, my Lord, the strength of my salvation,

you have covered my head in the day of battle.

8 Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked;

do not further their evil plot, or they will be exalted! Selah


9 As for the heads of those who surround me,

let the mischief of their lips overwhelm them!

10 Let burning coals fall upon them!

Let them be cast into fire,

into miry pits, no more to rise!

11 Let not the slanderer be established in the land;

let evil hunt down the violent man speedily!


12 I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted,

and will execute justice for the needy.

13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks to your name;

the upright shall dwell in your presence.


Dallas Elderly Need Heaters January 10, 2011

Filed under: Random Post — Karen Shafer @ 7:53 pm

Monday, January 10, 2011

Dallas agency runs out of money to provide free heaters



Posted on January 10, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Updated today at 5:30 PM

DALLAS — Facing a bitterly cold night, more than 150 Dallas residents who have asked for help will not get it — turned down because the program they were counting on is out of money.

It is the first time in 25 years that Meals on Wheels has run out of money, threatening to end the program that delivers free space heaters to Dallas County residents in need.

“We’ve already provided already over 150,” said the agency’s president and CEO Robert Carpenter. “We have over a half a dozen left, and we have over a couple hundred dollars left.”

Carpenter said the city’s most vulnerable citizens — the elderly — are suffering. And with 150 already on a waiting list in the third week of winter, the timing could not be worse…

Wednesday, January 12, 2010

WFAA reported last night that the heater problem had been solved by the generosity of Channel 8 viewers.

Meals on Wheels still needs donations, however.