LOVE Keeps Family and Friends Together

We will Never Be Apart on Christmas Day
LOVE is the most precious gift we each share within our hearts, on every Christmas Day, so that we will never be apart. On this Christmas Day, when I give thanks and pray, it will be your presence, I will embrace in a special place within my heart; so that we will not be apart.


From: Ellen J. Barrier

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Hello my friend. It is so good to see you again.
I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving Day.
The things we share with each other are deeply felt from within our hearts; that neither of us will ever forget. For the gifts that are priceless, are the ones that are heartfelt; their roots are within our soul.
God bless our friendship,
Ellen J. Barrier


Working Together for Peace

God Give Us Peace
Without Peace We Are Without Freedom

“To experience the spirit of peace, one must have freedom. Neither can be obtained without the other.”

We live in a world of violence. Peace is never accomplished through the methods of anger and hate by causing harm to others.  

When people find ways to communicate with each other by working together creating plans, to solve and resolve the cause of differences, peace is accomplished.

We are Working Together for Peace
Prosperity is for all people
Success is our goal
Greater Opportunities are Ahead

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Sweet Memories

The things we treasure in our hearts are memories we hold dear to us.  Each of us has a treasure of sweet memories from our past.  As an adult, my sweet memories are the times I spent with my parents, during my childhood years.

 One of my memories was my first bike. This was a gift from my father that he brought home, when I was in my preteen years. I recall the excitement of getting on the bike and falling, before he told me, “You have to balance the bike.” Having him there to give me encouraging words were the results of my learning to ride the bike, within 15 minutes without falling again. MY father was so proud!

Other memories were going fishing, with my parents. The first fish I caught was a catfish. My father took it off the hook, and placed it in a pail of water. He then, told me to touch the fish. When I did so, it moved, and that was a frightening experience. For a short period of time, I refused to touch a catfish. My parents told me, if I wanted to go fishing, I had to take all the fish I caught off the hook; and put the bait on the hook by myself. My father helped me to overcome the fear of touching a catfish. He taught me how to remove a catfish from the hook, without getting poked by the fins.

There are many sweet memories I treasure with my parents, among them are the games they played with me and my nieces and nephews, who are very close to my age. I am the youngest of my six siblings; most were teenagers and young adults when I was born; with the exception of my brother James, who is seven years older than I am.

My parents’ presence at the performances I gave in churches and in school was encouraging and supportive. I grew up on a large farm and enjoyed the space and fruit orchards, fields of vegetables, pecan and walnut trees, cows, horses, dog, and cat.

I am blessed to have had, two parents who loved me. God placed me in their lives, at a time when they did not think they would conceive another child. I lived with my parents until the age of 21, before getting married and pursuing my dreams.

My parents passed away several years ago, within a year apart.

The sweet memories of my parents still live on within my treasure of memories.
Written by Ellen J. Barrier

Hello My Friend

Hello friend,
How are you doing today?
I hope things are going well with you.
I pray you will be greatly blessed in the days to come.
God bless you and your family in safety, and in good health.
We are not defined by belief or by faith nor religion. We are the family of God.

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For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold  from them that walk uprightly. (Psalm 84:11 K.J.V)

Love is the Strongest Link that Binds Us Together

God’s Love is revealed within us, when it is expressed for all people.
It is the power of God’s Love that links us together. The strength of his love dwelling within our spirits binds us together in times of disasters, despair, heartaches and tragedies and forms a chain of power as one people.

Within this chain of an opportunity to choose to love God, comes the choice to choose to love those who he has created.  Therefore, it is impossible to love God and choose who we love and hate.
God is Love, and to Love God, is to Love rather than hate.  Hate close opportunities to have peace with others and establish a meaningful relationship.

*We are not defined by belief or by faith nor religion. We are the family of God.

With Love and Peace,
Ellen J. Barrier

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A Prayer for Blessings

God be merciful to me, and provide me with your blessings. Help me to show Love for others, as you have shown Love for me. Give to me your peace and blessings of good health.  And provide me with the protection of your Angels to keep me safe. Let your blessings of happiness and prosperity with success, dwell within my shelter on this day, and in the days to come.
__ Ellen J. Barrier

You Are In My Prayers

You Are In My Prayers
Hope comes from prayer.
It gives us strength to endure and to
Heaven is the only place where prayers are not made.

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There is One Creator of Life

All life exists because of one creator.

God is the creator of all life.
And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

And God said to the fist couple he created; Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seeds; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creeps upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every herb for meat: and it was so. 
Source of information: Genesis Chapter 1 (King James Version}
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Happiness is never found in materialistic things; it exists in things that cannot be physically possessed. Therefore, happiness is priceless. It can never be purchased.
Love is happiness.

__ Ellen J. Barrier

Undisciplined Children

The Sons of Eli are very much like some of our leaders, and parents, of today. Their leadership is of poor judgment; it separates those they lead, and cause problems among the people.  Stronger leaders and good parental role models are needed to correct many of the problems in society that have become those of the world.

Undisciplined children such as the sons of Eli, grow up to become adults. Many of them have children of their own. From undisciplined generations of people, society becomes filled with those who contribute to problems relating to acts of violent behavior; such people harm others without remorse, and destroy property, without caring who the owners are. They have no conscious of guilt for the evil acts they commit against others. 

God warned Eli to disciple his children while they were young. Eli refused to discipline his children despite God’s instructions. The results of his adult children bad behavior brought embarrassment to him, along with God’s punishment.

God’s message will always stand for all parents to discipline their children: Undisciplined children show no respect to their parents and neither to others. They have no regards for the laws of the land. Medication cannot be used as a tool to discipline bad behavior. It will never replace the disciplinary measures used by parents. Failure to discipline children results in world problems. That is the penalty.

Every generation has been given the same blueprint to follow for the good of society. When that blueprint is disregarded by parents and those in leadership positions, the chain is broken and the human race suffers. 

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The Darkest Moments When Hope is Gone

May the God of hope and peace comfort your mind and heal all your hurts.
When hope is gone, in your darkest of moments, if you pause and consider; who has created you and all life, and the things that exists in both Earth and in the heavens above; is also, able to deliver you, and solve all of your problems, hope will return to you.

“For with God nothing shall be impossible.” St. Luke 1:37 (K.J.V)
_Ellen J. Barrier

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I thank God for his love for me, and for each choice I made.
I chose love over hate.
I chose forgiveness over grudges.
I chose peace over war.
I chose thankfulness over complaints.
I give thanks to God for the contentment I found within me.
I now live my life, with the satisfaction of my choices.
When I chose contentment, I chose happiness.
__ Ellen J. Barrier

*Contentment is a state of happiness and satisfaction. 

Seeing Life in Other Species Inspires Hope

Hope inspires the will to live. The existence of life is understood and appreciated when the soul has the will to live.

When hope is gone, life has no meaning. Therefore, the will to live, will no longer exist. To capture hope, is to see the beauty of life in other species.

In the beginning God created heaven and Earth.  Genesis 1:1

written by: Ellen J. Barrier

This is My AWESOME Friend

An awesome friend is one who possesses all the qualities you will find in a true friendship.

The shoulder of an awesome friend always has a place for you to lean on, in your time of need.

There is a special relationship between two people that has the strength of a bond that can never be broken. It is a spiritual binding.

__ Ellen J. Barrier

Words of Comfort from the Bible

                                                                        Be Still and know that I am God

Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feelings of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. But to do good and communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against  himself, lest you be wearied and faint in your minds.

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching there unto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.

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Judging by Looks Alone Can Be Deceiving

If the this tree was judged by its appearance alone, it would not get a fair judgment.
Some people choose a person to begin a relationship with, based on their appearance alone.
Judging by looks alone, rather than by quality, leads to disappoints in relationships.
This tree might appear to be unattractive at first glance.  But when it is carefully observed, it has some very attractive features and some amazing qualities; Support, Strength, and Protection

It is easy to hold onto for support, because of the shape of its branches.
It has a strong trunk, and will provide protection.
Every branch has a special look and quality that provides comfort.
When you carefully observe this tree, you find its features and qualities are attractive.
The person who has this tree will have everlasting happiness.

In a relationship support, strength, and protection is needed for happiness.

__ Written by Ellen J. Barrier

Good Night

                                                 I wish you a peaceful night with sweet dreams of much happiness.

Have a Sunny Day!

                         “Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun.”~ Solomon
             “Life is a journey; let's enjoy it, seeing some exciting things, and having fun along the way.”~ Ellen J. Barrier                               

Using Children as Weapons in a Failed Relationship

Parents that use their children as weapons, to fight against each other are treating them as  their property. 

The Games Played: 

Intentionally using a child in defiance against another parent, to cause unhappiness
Deliberately overloading the other parent, with unnecessary childcare responsibilities
falsely claiming the child need more money for financial means
Making false accusations against the other parent character to the child, in an attempt to destroy the relationship between the child and that parent

To say negative things about the other parents in the presence of their child is wrong, placing too much financial responsibility on the other parent is also wrong. And it is also wrong to do things to cause the other parent unhappiness by intentionally overloading them with child care responsibilities.

Auguring in front of a child over child support and time spent with the child should never be done. To make a child feel as though they are property that is a burden for their parent, will cause the child to feel unloved.

Parents who do not try to make their child comfortable with both parents by sharing everything equal if possible, and treating each other civil, are causing unhappiness to their child who will have unpleasant memories of the parents.

Parents Are Expected to Teach Their Children Righteous Behavior by Being a Role Model


For I know that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he has spoken of him. (Genesis 18:19)

*Evil imaginations causes harm to others. Such things do not dwell in the mind of a righteous person.

Written by:  Ellen J. Barrier

A Prayer Made to God in Times of Need

God Hold Your Hands of Grace and Mercy over Us Today
As a family, we are one body, when one of us suffers, we all feel the pain.

For with God nothing shall be impossible. St. Luke 1:37

God Please Answer This Prayer
Where there is pain, please give comfort.
Where there is sickness, please heal.
Where there are broken-hearts and sorrows; please send an angel to give hope and peace.
Where there are losses of possessions;
please restore them, with blessings.

__ Ellen J. Barrier