Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Story of Anne Frank

Many extraordinary people live in days past. I was inspired to look up Anne Frank's bio after watching "The Book Thief" a few day ago. How we take our lives for granted living in such freedom. The days of Hitler's reign stole away so many lives. They lived in fear and isolation most of their secluded days.

Anne Frank was only 15 when she died. I guess I am drawn to her legacy because she was a writer.
She was born June 12, 1929.

Can you imagine hearing German Soldiers marching down the streets of your local city singing "When Jewish Blood splatters from the knife"? What if you had to hide your faith, your heritage? May we never witness the atrocities that some very brave people had to endure because they were trapped underneath a dictatorship.  I believe we would all do well to explore and learn about people before us who were never granted the chance to experience any freedom. Be thankful for what we have here in America. It could go away tomorrow.

Anne Frank's story is phenomenal and she wrote it all down.  Go to:

Thought for the day:  To handle yourself, use your head. To handle others, use your heart. Anger is only one letter short of danger. Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Genius of Charlie Chaplin

If you tell me that a Charlie Chaplin silent movie is about to come on AMC or another channel that shows old flicks, I will set aside time, stop what I'm doing and plop my busy self down for an hour or so to absorb myself in much needed laughter.  That's good for the soul, you know.

Charlie Chaplin was a true genius. If ever there was an individual fulfilling a calling, it was him.  He was born into poverty in England, started performing on stage at a very young age. Later on he formed United Artists studio in Hollywood.
He was born in 1889. At the age of five he would be hustled out onto the stage to replace is mother when she sang because her voice would crack. He began acting at the age of eight. Charlie made numerous silent films. 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of his iconic film "The Tramp." I am reminded of the talent portrayed in that film as well as the comedic nature of it as well.
He was married four times and had eleven children. His life was full of scandal and controversy. He finally moved to Switzerland and died there on Christmas Day in 1977. The controversy continued after his death. His body was stolen from the grave and was not recovered for three months. Later he was encased in cement to prevent that from occurring again.
Talented and gifted people fascinate me and there are many. Charlie Chaplin is only one. For more info on this talented silent screen icon go to

A thought for the day:  The future belongs to only who live full today, tomorrow will take care of itself.

A reminder of the Drug Seminar coming up on Friday Sept. 12, 2014.  Catch me on face book or call me 812-871-1124.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Jersey Lilly

The "Jersey Lilly"
A Dean's daughter, a sister to six brothers, a wife to a wealthy merchant, an acknowledged beauty, a mistress to a future king, society hostess and the list goes on and on.
She went from wearing one dress to being a leader of fashion. After lost favor and was nearly bankrupt she reinvented herself as an actress and entrepreneur.
After eventually toured America with her own acting company, started a winery in America and was a successful owner of race horses.
Intelligent, humorous, fascinating to both men and women she was admired and idolized by people from all walks of life.

The reason this woman interests me so is I am related to her.  She was born to Reverend William Corbet LeBreton on October 13, 1853. My maiden name is LeBretton.  Some checking into less than intense   genealogy has revealed reasons to believe that she is a long lost (I mean 1853? really) relative of mine. She lead a very interesting life to say the least. Check her story out HERE

Thought for the Day....No one can make you feel inferior unless you allow it.

Drug Seminar Sept. 12th. Don't forget. You won't regret you came. Contact me for details. Facebook is a good place. :-)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Happy Birthday Ernest Hemingway - 1899 - 1961

I was exploring Google this morning and ran across famous Authors birthdays. Ernest Hemingway popped up. Can you imagine? What caught my attention is that he took his own life. I find myself wondering why so many creative people in our history find themselves  on a path to destruction. What causes a person to even toy with the idea that their life is not important enough to continue on.
My theory is we all have a purpose to fulfill. We cannot or do not have the right to decide when we have accomplished all that we are supposed to accomplish. That is not our right. Our life is not our own. It was bought with a price. Enough said, think about it.

Thought for the day.....Stand back and look at yourself and speak three positive things about yourself.  Now, find someone this week and do the same thing for someone else. You may make their day.

Promotion time:  Drug Seminar coming up on September 12th. Very informative. You will be a better parent, better grandparent, teacher, or youth leader for learning about a very significant threat to our well-being and our young people's lives.
Catch me on Facebook or contact Madison Assembly of God for details.