Monthly Archives: April 2011

A Christian Perspective of Prevention Strategies for STDs and Unplanned Pregnancies for Teens and Women


  With more than 13 million Americans infected with sexually transmitted diseases each year in the United States, and many unplanned pregnancies, effective strategies for preventing these serious and life threatening diseases and unplanned pregnancies in teens and women are … Continue reading

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Jewish Calendar


2011= 5771/72 2012= 5772/73 2013= 5773/74 2014= 5774/75 2015= 5775/76 2016= 5776/77 2017= 5777/78 2018= 5778/79 2019= 5779/80 2020= 5780/81 2021= 5781/82 2022= 5782/83 2023= 5783/84 2024= 5784/85 2025= 5785/86 2026= 5786/87 2027= 5787/88 2028= 5788/89 2029= 5789/90 2030= 5790/91 … Continue reading

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Funeral Service Passages


Song________________________________________________ Song________________________________________________ Friends and Family _____________________________________ Friends and Family _____________________________________ Other _______________________________________________ Funeral Service Let us pray… Minister’s Prayer – Yahweh God, we come to you today with sorrowful hearts as we lay our loved one to rest, but we … Continue reading

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Wedding Ceremony


Wedding Ceremony Wedding Processional   Song: _____________________________________________________   Greeting: We are gathered here today in the sight of these witness to join this man _______________and this woman ____________________in Holy matrimony.   *Charge: Do either of you know any reason why … Continue reading

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Is Obama a Messiah or Antichrist?


Is Obama Antichrist? Barak Obama has been hailed as a messiah figure by some who believe he will change the world for good.  The racist leader Louis Farrakhan once lavished praise on Obama saying, “this young man is the hope … Continue reading

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The Dry Fish Pond


            On a different note, my fishpond did completely dry out, and I had to move my fish, Mathew, Mark, Luke and John, to the smaller one.  I also added a new fish, a solid white one, that I’ll call … Continue reading

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A Love Letter


8/16/1995 A Love Letter It’s two days after my 14th anniversary.  As I write these paragraphs, I have a multi-colored black eye, along with 19 stitches above my right eyebrow. It Rarely Stops Video How and why I got them … Continue reading

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Dream of the End Times


Dream of the End Times June 2008 has been a very trying month for me and my family.  My father became terminally ill unexpectedly and went home to be with Jesus on June 11.  It was a horrific illness called … Continue reading

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Of Jesus Fish and Jelly Fish


As I walked along the Mississippi beach with my family earlier this summer I saw a familiar sight.  Every few feet or so I saw the clear jelly-looking blobs washed ashore by the tides ebb and flow.  Once filled with … Continue reading

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What I am Angry About and What Would Jesus Get Angry About?


What I am Angry About and What Would Jesus Get Angry About? ©2008 Kimberly Hartfield             Anger is something I have been accused of lately, so I thought about some of the things that have made me angry over the … Continue reading

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Mama Heartfilled’s Homemade Garden Fresh Chili


Mama Heartfilled’s Homemade Garden Fresh Chili 6 cups cherry tomatoes 8 small onions 4-8 chili peppers deseeded and chopped small (depending on how hot you want it) 3 or 4 corn sliced off the cob 2 cloves of garlic sliced … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Recipes


Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater had a Wife and Couldn’t Keep Her Do you have a garden full of pumpkins and don’t quite know what to do with all of them?  Hear are some great Pumpkin Recipes to use with your … Continue reading

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The Wild Indian Strawberry or Mock Strawberry Plant


The Wild Indian Strawberry or Mock Strawberry Plant The Wild Indian, or Mock Strawberry, is a perennial evergreen ground cover known for its tiny red fruit, bright yellow flowers, and small green leaves. Its fruit is red and about the … Continue reading

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Home Gardening with Wild Flowers


Home Gardening With Wildflowers Home gardeners are showing a new enjoyment for the beauty of wild native flowers. For many years, wild native species were all that home gardeners had to work with, and they were valued for their beauty … Continue reading

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Garden Graces and Heavenly Places


  Garden Graces and Heavenly Places There’s nothing quite so peaceful as a lovely backyard garden, whether a bountiful vegetable feast or a flower feast for the eyes.  If you’ve thought about planting a garden, but have been putting it … Continue reading

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12 Edible Wild Weeds and Plants


Wild weeds and plants can often be used as an emergency food source or for everyday use if you are careful and know what is useful and what’s poisonous.  Many of the weeds we hate in our yards are actually … Continue reading

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A Christian Perspective of the Systemic Outcomes of Food Addictions – Part 3


A Christian Perspective of the Systemic Outcomes of Food Addictions – Part 3 ©2003 Kimberly Hartfield Food addictions are a significant problem in our overindulgent and mostly prosperous American society. Obesity in every age group can be caused by poor … Continue reading

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A Critical Review of Boundaries: When to say yes, When to say no to take control of your life


  A Critical Review of Boundaries: When to say yes, When to say no to take control of your life by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend   Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend’s book begins with an … Continue reading

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On Pet Therapy


On Pet Therapy ©2009 Kimberly M. Hartfield, B.S., M.S.             Owning a pet can be particularly therapeutic to those who are lonely and depressed, especially the elderly or those who have suffered recent losses.  Many different kinds of pets can … Continue reading

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The American Maine Coon Cat


The American Maine Coon Cat ©2009 Kimberly Hartfield The Maine coon, commonly known as the “gentle giant,” has a soft, thick shaggy coat and a long fluffy tail. The Maine coon cat is the only long-haired breed native to North … Continue reading

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Is There Room in the House for a Gecko?


Is There Room in the House for a Gecko? ©2009 Kimberly M. Hartfield Pet geckos are interesting and fun creatures to own if you’re looking for a little more exotic pet than the traditional dog or a cat for yourself … Continue reading

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Conflicts of Censorship: The Pros and Cons


Conflicts of Censorship The Pros and Cons The Censorship battle has largely been fought in the public school systems of this country, but has also affected public libraries as well. The pros and cons of censorship must be carefully considered … Continue reading

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Musical Education in the Religious and Educational System


Musical Education in the Religious and Educational System ©1999, 2009 Kimberly Hartfield The musical child develops a sharp awareness of a musical world throughout the early years, extending into the elementary years and on into adulthood.  An appreciation for music … Continue reading

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Religion in the Public Schools


Religion in the Public Schools ©2009 Kimberly Hartfield The Supreme Court has held that the First Amendment requires public school officials to be neutral in their treatment of religion, showing neither favoritism toward it, nor antagonism against students’ religious expressions.  … Continue reading

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Systemic Outcomes of Childhood Sexual Abuse as related to Addictions – Part 7


Systemic Outcomes of Childhood Sexual Abuse as related to Addictions – Part 7 In a consequential environment where every action draws a reaction of similar or greater proportion, childhood sexual abuse affects our own behaviors, which can interfere with our … Continue reading

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