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World War I
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
28 July 1914 ´ 11 November 1918
Armistice with Germany
(4 years, 3 months and 1 week)
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World War I (WWI or WW1 or World War One), also known
as the First World War, was a global war centered in Europe
that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.
More than 9 million combatants were killed, a casualty rate
exacerbated by the belligerents' technological and industrial
sophistication, and tactical stalemate.
It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history,
paving the way for major political changes,
including revolutions in many of the nation involved.
The war drew in all the world's economic great powers,
which were assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies
(based on the Triple Entente of the United Kingdom,
France and the Russian Empire) and the Central Powers
of Germany and Austria*Hungary.
Although Italy had also been a member of the Triple Alliance
alongside Germany and Austria*Hungary,
it did not join the Central Powers, as Austria*Hungary
had taken the offensive against the terms of the alliance.
These alliances were reorganized and expanded as more nations
entered the war: Italy, Japan and the United States
joined the Allies, and the Ottoman Empire
and Bulgaria the Central Powers. Ultimately, more than
70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans,
were mobilized in one of the largest wars in history.



Pope Francis begs for end of wars on eve of 100th Anniversary
of start of World War I

During his weekly remarks, Francis cited the conflict between Israel and Palestine,
and the increasing violence in Ukraine and Iraq. 'I am thinking above all of children,
who are deprived of the hope of a worthwhile life,
of a future. Dead children, injured children, mutilated children, orphaned children,
children whose toys are things left over from war, children who can't smile any more,' he said.

Pope Francis delivers a speech from the window of his apartment during his Sunday Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square
at the Vatican.

"Everything is lost with war."

As violence continued to erupt around the world, Pope Francis begged humanity on Sunday to "not repeat mistakes of the past" ´ one day before the 100th Anniversary
of the start of World War I.

During his weekly remarks from St. Peter's Square, Francis
cited the conflict
between Israel and Palestine, and the increasing violence in Ukraine and Iraq.
He begged for the world to avoid the carnage that took place a century before,
which then*Pope Benedict XV called a "useless massacre."

"Brothers and sisters, never war, never war!" Pope Francis pleaded on Sunday.
"I am thinking above all of children, who are deprived of the hope of a worthwhile life,
of a future. Dead children, injured children,
mutilated children, orphaned children,
children whose toys are things left over from war, children who can't smile any more."

The bloody fight in the Middle East shows no sign of abating, with Israeli jets
striking at Gaza on Monday after a rocket was fired at Israel.
More than 1,000 Palestinians have been killed, in addition
to 43 Israeli soldiers and three civilians.

In Ukraine, the bloody clashes continue around the wreckage of the Malaysian Airlines flight that was shot down earlier this month. More than 1,000 people have been killed in the country since mid*April, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said Monday. More than 3,000 people have been wounded and at least 100,000 people had to leave their homes,
according to the report.

There was more violence in Iraq this weekend, with officials saying Monday that 14 bullet*ridden bodies
were found around Baghdad. The victims,
all men between 25 and 40, had been shot in the head.

Source: New York Daily News Excerpts:

*Presentation by:




"Never Change; Never Stop"

Some days come Like a whisper, Some like a punch They consider not If you're too fragile For a fight* Or even to endure Kindness from a stranger Murderous clouds Make their pilgrimage, Doing their part* Seed blown here and there, Uprooting delicate poets To sprout in some gray Crack of asphalt We're two of a kind* Content to love or create Or both Too close to let others in, But finding ourselves Alone in the end We pay a price For the muse on our shoulder* Relentless to madness: "Never change; never stop." The lightness of living In my skin would be too much* It would float me away To nothingness These emissaries Are the closest I've known To the the touch of God: Held upon the Earth By His hand on my shoulder. "Never change; never stop." Stevie Nicks ( from "Sara.")

July, 2014



Ashes Between The Dashes´

Everywhere around me couples 2gether
happy like they'll be apart never,
1 of them should be US still
instead of me alone with no hand to fill!
Fill my fingers with security to hold
keeping me safe while WE grow old,
The Golden Years have turned black
and only sleep will get golden back!
I'm sorry you don't wanna see me cry and die
but anything else be a lie,
I can only write from My Heart
and to have it mend here it can't even start!
How can i be patient and think positive
when i don't even want to live,
but i'm TRYING to hang on
what more request on me can be put upon?!
I dash to catch
and latch,
upon the ashes but they slip thru
my fingers no body to cling to!
I shared my life with An Angel
1 i'll 4ever love with all my heart and soul,
i'm not closing my heart to Love ok
but another man will never open it that way!
Blessed With The Greatest Love
reigned on me from above,
as long as i have breath in my body
i'll mourn Him but continue His Legacy!
Until i sail off into the sunset again
i'll Exist Here Loneliest Among God's Children,
don't expect me to wanna stay here
but do expect me to share many a tear!
I know i'm not the only 1 hurting my friend
but i'm the only 1 that sees my life at an end,
i can't begin to be sane
as i travel without Him down memory lane!
We should be 2gether making more
instead of me numb to the core,
numb from now being alone
holding onto only loving memories left in a house not home!
I have Faith better days ahead
they're in My Dreams when i lay down my weary head,
they're in the sky over the rainbow
with My Most Precious Guy i die to go!
This Gentleman speaks of falling angels
lost physically to us to 9/11 those poor souls,
but so much of his voice speaks true for me
haunted by ashes where a Precious Body used to be!
Dearest Faron
Missed By Any He Met Man Or Woman,
This message speaks volumes his haunting voice
HOPEfully it'll speak to You And Especially Faron My Choice:
SALLY so loving thee.

Ashes floating on down
A haunting dance from the clouds in the sky,
Ashes floating on down
{ But nothing physical left of My Guy }
I don't know where to put ME now_ _^_ _
Ashes that once were skin and bone
Where do I go from here,
I'm slipping from my Faith:alone
I'm slipping with my fear!
Ashes Like Snow Where Did You Go?



Chain of Events

Chain of Events

God often uses a chain of events
To guide us in our circumstance
I sense that in my temp position
Through this unknown transition

Two temps have departed recently
Keying schedule handled differently
Two temps focus on big node keying
When complete other nodes checking

Full*time staff comes in 2*3 hours early
Now lot of the work is caught up already
When the temps start their shift each day
Less work for temps to key by Wednesday

Part*time employee will be leaving shortly
Switched from keying to balancing recently
Another full*time temp started last Monday
Unknown changes happening day by day

Bypassed twice for consideration already
Sent supervisor email this past Tuesday
Stated my interest in balancing training
Or other areas with options not limiting

Several days went by without any reply
Lent devotional gave me an insight why
You may not know which way to turn
Life is not always fair in our journey run

Timely reflection same day sent my email
Reminder God has a plan that will prevail
Today supervisor asked for my daily duties
Sent back my reply grateful for her inquiries

Week before fell Easter Sunday outside church
First*aid help for hand wound meant so much
Twice now over last eight days short duration
Yet so very grateful to God for His protection

Blood work results normal from recent physical
X*ray not needed now after my first fall overall
Due to risk factors took me off bone medication
Density scan 2015 and 6 month shot for condition

© Carol S. on 4/21/14




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Play for me starlight dreamer.
Until these tears dry into nevermore.
And the ancient history of yesterday
fades into the gentle dawn of tomorrow.

Oh heart, open your doors to her mystery!

Spirit, spirit mine, kindred heart draw near.
Play for me new songs of love´s sweet promise.
Allow the bow to dance lightly across the strings,
to rouse hidden passions burning inside my heart.

Long the road, harsh the seasons of the journey.
Where was light when darkness gripped me so?
In you, my star, candle burning in the shadows,
play for me, by the campfires of desire, play.

And I will listen. And I will hear your song.

´ 2014 Richard Keith Carlton



Give God Control

Do not be a fool,
Use your perfect gift;
And follow His rule,
That helps to uplift.

God does send His love,
With each good present;
The gift from above,
That is Heaven sent.

From the Father who,
Made sun, moon and stars;
To marvel and view,
As He heals the scars.

The moon and the sun,
Make shifting shadows;
But since time begun,
God remain hallow.

The Father gave life,
But when Adam fell;
We began with strife,
As the toils dwell.

Life came through the Word,
Of the truth that makes;
As we all have heard,
It never forsakes.

God gave us features,
Unique to the rest;
Important creatures,
Making us the best.

Each of us should be,
Quick for to listen;
To look and to see,
Slow speech to glisten.

Get rid of the things,
From immoral ways;
The pleasure it brings,
Usually betrays.

Copyright © 2014 Richard Newton Sherrer




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