DEAR GOD: HOLD ONTO MY HAND AND NEVER LET GO

16 03 2012

I have heard it said all my life that if you will just give yourself over to God, He will hold you tightly by the hand and lead throughout all your life.  That is a little hard to understand and even harder to swallow.  How can you just do that.  Who is going to really take care of you every single day.  Well, of course, that is not intended to tell you just to sit down and make yourself comfortable and then God will take care of you all the time.  Because more than likely, people forget the other side of that coin and that is that  God helps those who help themselves.  So, you see, you gotta’ do your part all the time, too.  If you expect God to take care of you every single day of your life, then you have to live your life to the very best of your abilities every day.  Simple tradeoff. And it does work.

My husband and I had a great marriage and several children.  And then alcohol sort of worked its way into his life and he became a different person.  And our marriage went downhill big time.  I knew nothing of his addiction and did not realize what the real problem was.  He hid his drinking so I knew nothing about it.  Never even suspected this was a problem in our life.

But he was only interested in one thing and that was the alcohol.  I was interested in having a nice life, raising great children, paying bills and living the way people are supposed to.  As time marched on, he became more addicted and thus less of a person.  Not interested in living that nice life, nor in paying any bills either.  And then, I finally realized what the problem was and that was the end of that.

Because of help from AA and Alanon, we were able to scratch our way to the surface once again.  At this time, I had a tiny baby as well as several other children.  I began stopping by the local Catholic Church every day if I had a car to drive and if it ran.  I would only stay a minute, but took all those children and stopped to tell God thank you for all that He had done for me in my life and to tell Him whatever was going on today.  And I did that over and over again, spending at least 10 to 15 minutes before His Presence every day. Just enough to keep me going.  I was determined to have that good life again and I knew that God would get me there.  I not only placed my hand in His Hand, but I offered everything in my life to Him.

Gradually, very gradually our lives turned around again.  And I knew in my heart that God was the One in charge.  He was the One who made it all happen.  We did come back to that good life once again.  My husband started his own business and became very successful.   We had several more children and paid off all bills and were never in debt again, ever.  We also were able to provide well for our children and live in nice homes and drive nice cars and wear nice clothing.

All this was because I turned my life over to God and gave Him the reins to lead me and guide me on. And He did.

I tell this story in my latest book, THE REAL STORY.  Not only is this story in there – and it is very interesting in its detail – but there is also a chapter about my father who came up from abject poverty to be one of the most powerful people in our State.  And it also tells the REAL story about the 1957 crisis at Little Rock High School in 1957 and this is not the story as sent out by the media.

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Another Look at Health Care

23 10 2009

drink and glassesHere it is! Here is the whole answer to why we do not need a health care plan.

A columnist for a local newspaper wrote about her friend Judy who needed health care. Seems Judy had lost her job and went through a terrible divorce and was suffering from severe depression. By the time the columnist had finished with her first of two installments, everyone was rooting for poor Judy because she really needed help and Obama’s health care plan is exactly what she needs to get her life in order again.

Then came the second installment about Judy. Once again, the columnist rooted for poor Judy who by now was spending much time in bed, always too sick to get up and get out and get a job. Finally, she realized after selling off personal items that she needed a job. So she got up and got out this time, but her main problem was still lack of insurance. Or rather, that no one would give her any free insurance to pay for her depression medication so she could get her life in order again.

She finally borrowed enough money to see a doctor who then gave her some free medication and that gave her the incentive to get a job again. Then she ran out of medication and called the doctor’s office and they did not have anymore free medication for her, so she reverted to lying in bed, crying, and being too depressed to work once again. Then she learned how to work the system – get a job every so often, save enough money to see a doctor, get free medication, and work for awhile. Then when the medication ran out, she would once again end up in bed, crying, unable to work while piling up more bills. This cycle went on for some time.

Judy finally contacted her family who came with help. She had never told them how she was surviving. Poor Judy. Everyone else was to blame except her and her lifestyle. All she needed was health insurance and her life would miraculously take a turn for the better. Her family obtained free health care for her and everything turned out hunky dory. Good old Judy won.

Then the columnist in passing mentions that her friend, Judy, also had an alcohol problem. Of course, according to the columnist, this problem was caused by the lack of medication for the depression. But the columnist obviously does not know much about drunks. Her friend Judy was a typical drunk. This meant she would work long enough to obtain enough money for booze and then use all that up until she had to work again to obtain enough for more booze. If you talk to any hardcore alcoholic, they will tell you this is ultimate lifestyle for a true alcoholic. And of course it is always, always, someone else’s fault that they have such a rotten life. Poor thing – the columnist insists Judy’s main problem was no free health insurance.

Judy only wanted enough insurance to assure that she could continue in this lifestyle. She wanted someone else to take up her responsibility and provide her with the health insurance that she should have been providing for herself all along.

It is always the same answer. Most of the American people have health insurance. We are supposed to want to provide for that small number who do not want health insurance and would not buy it if they could. They see no reason to practice any personal responsibility when all the world is theirs for free. All they have to do is be too sick to work, lie in bed crying, and we will provide for them. There are lots of poor Judy’s out there. Just look around. They are all the same. They do not have health insurance because they do not want to pay for it. They would rather sit with their hand out and beg. There are a lot of health insurance programs, enough to fit all the needs of the American people. The only insurance that is not offered today is free insurance that pays for all expenses. Obama and his administration are determined to provide that one – on all our backs. We are all supposed to smile and say thank you to the bureaucrats and to the Congress for taking our money to provide for all the Judy’s in this world. We are supposed to smile a lot while they kill our babies with abortion and force us to pay for the procedures. We are supposed to laugh out loud while they ruin the greatest medical profession in the whole wide world.

Write your congressmen today. Tell them NO NO NO NO NO on any health care plan. We don’t need it. We don’t want it. The only people who do are the Judy’s of this world. And that columnist.