Looking for peace while facing a calamity of errors

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Don Lindsey is a follower of Christ, son, husband, father, and a survivor. Originally from Dayton Ohio, and resident of Apopka for six years, Don sees his life as a dedication to his wife, parents, children, and community. Wow! What a week Mia! seems like all is settling down I hope! Prayers to you and your husband for this week being a better week.-D.L Reply The Anatomy of Fear Donnie, I sure can relate to unexpected problems these past few weeks. First, as I told you, I somehow tore some tendons in my right foot, and became temporarily non- ambulatory until the foot doctor, and his magic, got me walking again, pain free now. Then our home had only partial power. Some rooms worked, others didn’t. I sure know just how bad it is when the power is out! I threatened my husband…. take me and the dog to a dog friendly hotel or motel or else! Even though I didn’t know what else meant…lol! I was smothering in the living room, the dog was panting, with his enlarged heart condition too, and my husband was outside doing something. Then at 10:00 pm a power guy came back with a portable transformer unexpectedly, and set it up, and got us power. It is still out here working our power! Don’t know when Duke crews will be back to dig up our backyard, to do what they have to do, but I’m not calling them because we have power! Then, I got a call from a guy that informed me my husband was broke down on the side of the road in our truck ( my husband never carries his cell phone with him). We got it towed, to a place, that couldn’t fix it, and had to have it towed once again, to Orlando, and in the meantime, we were going crazy, thinking what to do, and how to get around. I sent my husband up on 436 on my bicycle, to rent a U-Haul pickup. Yeah, it cost, but at least we got around, a few days. Only thing is, I took a liken’ to the pickup, it had satellite radio, that showed the name of the artist and song title, and a back up camera. I said I want to buy this truck! Ha ha…..only had 5,000 miles on it… I just hope the shop in Orlando got my husband’s truck fixed correctly, and that we don’t have any more problems with it starting, or cutting off going down the road. Having only one high mileage vehicle, that is 12 years old is the pits. Funny thing is, my husband drove that rental like the little ol’ lady from Pasadena, and he no sooner gets his own truck back out of the shop, and he is back to driving it like a freakin’ road warrior!!! Take care Donnie, prayers to you and your loved ones….. TAGSDon LindseyInspiration Previous articleSenator John McCain dies at 81Next articleSurprise! A burned omelet for breakfast Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Reply The VOICE of InspirationBy Don LindseyTo say that the last couple of days have been interesting would be an understatement. Early in the week, the window air conditioner in our bedroom went out reminding us that central air is a must have for our home. On Friday night, we discovered that a pipe had broke on the side of our house flooding out a small area before we were able to catch it. If that weren’t enough, our plumbing went out as a result of the lack of water pressure and with seven people in the house, it caused a few issues that kept me up until 3 am troubleshooting. It seemed as if something could go wrong, it would find a way to do so.Thankfully, we have the greatest neighbors that we’ve ever had and being in the a/c business, he was able to help me pull out the broken one and replace it on Thursday, and when we discovered the broken pipe on Friday, he was out in the mud at 10:30 in the evening, fixing it for us. To top it all off, he was having a worse week than we were with the transmission in his truck going out and it is his primary mode of transportation, and yet there he was, in a good mood, helping a neighbor.I drove him around to a couple of places during the week as he looked to fix his truck or purchase a new one and every time he would get close to a solution, another problem would arise eliminating that option. Where I tend to get frustrated and forget to pray my way through issues, he does not have that problem and despite all the roadblocks he encountered kept praying. Now, I’m not saying that he didn’t get upset like anyone else would, but after he would pray, I noticed that he seemed to relax, and would focus on his next option.Unfortunately for me, I didn’t pick up on this fully until I was plunging away at 1 am Saturday morning, muttering things under my breath that I shouldn’t have been muttering. Once it did sink in, however, I gave it a try. I prayed for peace and patience and slowly started to relax. I also started to put in perspective the issues in places such as Hawaii against the “problems” I experienced through the week and realized that I am blessed to be in the situation that I am in. I thought back to how scared I was during Irma and started to pray for those in the path of danger.Before I knew it, I was no longer frustrated and was happy to see progress being made as the water receded. After finally going to bed and getting a couple hours of sleep, I was even happier to see that our plumbing problem was resolved when I woke up. I was able to stay in a good mood as I ran errands and helped my neighbor do a couple of things but when I got home, frustration hit again as it appeared that our issues with the plumbing were back. My wife, knowing me better than I know myself, calmed me down and ended up fixing the issue. After cooling off and praying, I started to find a sense of peace again. With that sense of peace came a reminder that prayer isn’t about asking for favors, it’s about communing with The Lord. Unloading my burden through prayer works for me, it takes off my shoulders stress that always seems to work itself out when I’m patient.The lesson I learned this week? When looking for peace during a calamity of errors, give prayer a try and allow God to do the heavy lifting. Prayer is such a blessing, and you’re right on the money with how powerful it is. I know how important prayer is to you and look to immulate your approach and dedication to keeping a constant line of communication with The Lord open at all times. God bless my friend.-D.L August 26, 2018 at 4:07 pm August 26, 2018 at 4:14 pm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply charles towne Reply Don Lindsey August 25, 2018 at 11:53 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter August 26, 2018 at 3:20 pm Don Lindsey 4 COMMENTS Oh Donny, life can be difficult is a lesson we all must learn but as you so well point out and the word teaches us prayer plays a powerful role in the Christian’s life. Oh that we can all learn this lesson and may it sustain each of us, troubled or not or not is my most sincere prayer. May the father’s perfect love surround each of us and may you be greatly blessed is my most sincere prayer, your brother in Christ, Chaz Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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Lamine Diack will die in jail if sentenced – defence lawyers tell court

first_imgPARIS (Reuters) – Lawyers for former world athletics chief Lamine Diack, who is on trial for corruption, on Thursday protested their client’s innocence and said the 87-year-old would die in jail if sentenced to a prison term.French financial prosecutors on Wednesday sought a four-year jail sentence for Senegalese Diack, saying he and his son, Papa Massata Diack, were at the heart of a scheme that solicited bribes worth millions of euros from Russian athletes to cover up failed doping tests and allow them to continue competing.Prosecutors had sought a five-year sentence for Papa Massata Diack.Lamine Diack’s lawyers on Thursday said there were “no tangible elements” proving Lamine Diack’s participation in the scheme, and put the blame on his absent son.“One has to distinguish between the son and the father,” said defence lawyer Simon Ndiaye, adding that Diack’s main fault had been to hire his son as a marketing consultant for the Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), a position that he abused. The IAAF is now known as World Athletics.Stressing the fragile health of Lamine Diack, his second defence lawyer William Bourdon said: “Sending him to the jails of the Republic can only be a death accelerator”.This was the last day of the trial. The verdict is slated for Sept. 16.last_img read more

Barca Close to Coutinho Signing

first_imgBrazilian forward, Philippe Coutinho was Tuesday reported to have put pressure on the Premier League club, Liverpool FC to let him leave the club and team up with FCCoutinho is set to join Barca for a base fee of €90 million (£81.6m), with bonuses that could bring the deal to €120m (£108.8m).A delegation from Barcelona headed up by Chief Executive Oscar Grau travelled to Liverpool on Monday night to finalise the negotiation, sources in England revealed last night.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Bruin football gathers steam

first_imgThink about it for a moment. In all sincerity, do you, at present, feel comfortable with the state of USC’s football program? Are you confident its trajectory points upward? Do its best days, in fact, lie ahead?Are you absolutely confident in a head coach that flirts with the ethical line for the sake of maintaining a so-called competitive advantage? Are you confident NCAA sanctions won’t leave more than a scratch on the windshield?Don’t answer yet. Sit. Think about it all for at least another minute or two.Now again, do you, in all honesty, view this season as the stepping stone to something higher?It’s rivalry week in Los Angeles, where the annual crosstown showdown pits the city’s two premier college football programs against each other on the gridiron. USC and UCLA square off at the Rose Bowl on Saturday afternoon in a nationally televised showdown. So we ask ourselves these questions as a State-of-the-Union-like examination. And perhaps, ever since UCLA forecasted five years ago the end of Los Angeles’ football monopoly with the now-infamous poster of former coach Rick Neuheisel, we look at this same old topic all the more intently. Who has the upper hand? Is Los Angeles cardinal, or is it blue?Recent results illustrate the obvious. It’s been an ’SC town, at least lately. The Trojans have won 12 of the last 13 games against UCLA and have been serious contenders for the conference and national title for much of the last decade. Arguing otherwise — especially in the wake of last season’s 50-0 shellacking at the Coliseum — seems pointless.But mind you, this marks the first time since 2001 that UCLA, No. 17, is ranked higher than USC, No. 18. And the Bruins sport the better record to boot at 8-2 overall.“He’s ranked ahead of us in his first year,” USC coach Lane Kiffin said of the Bruins’ freshman head coach, Jim Mora, during Sunday night’s teleconference with reporters. “He’s doing really well over there.”The records to this point don’t suggest too much, but they do highlight a rather evident trend: These two teams are as close as they’ve been in recent memory.For years we’ve been wondering if UCLA would ever gain some sort of an upper hand in a rivalry that’s stayed particularly one-sided since the turn of the century. Now that the Bruins hold the advantage in the national rankings, we must recognize the significance of what a UCLA win over USC would be come Saturday: It would tip the scale in the direction of Westwood. It’d serve as a springboard for Mora and Co., while marking an irreparably disappointing 2012 season for Kiffin’s bunch.Kiffin, during his short tenure at USC, has been hampered by one controversy and one road block after another. Less than six months on the job, the program was hit with sanctions, then he was the target of a lawsuit filed by the NFL’s Tennessee Titans. In year two, an assistant coach resigned following ties to street agent Willie Lyles, the center of an NCAA probe. And in year three, the year the program was expected to take the defining leap, too much attention has been wasted on off-the-field distractions such as Kiffin storming out of a press conference, the jersey switching and the scolding for deflating game balls.If anything, UCLA seems to have karma working in its favor.On this side of town, the Trojans are also set to face some pressing challenges in the next couple years. Their next two recruiting classes will be smaller by a combined 20 fewer players, leaving those players free to enroll elsewhere — say, at UCLA.And many of the apparent on-the-field problems during Kiffin’s tenure have only lingered: poor tackling, poor game management and an inability to contain spread offenses still plague the team.These are real challenges USC faces in the final stretch of 2012, and heading into next year, these same challenges won’t disappear. At some point, they’ll need to be tackled, but it doesn’t bode well considering they’ve only been accentuated in recent months and seemingly made worse.The fact of the matter remains: USC, which carries just one victory over a team with a winning record after 10 games, has underachieved. UCLA, meanwhile, with Mora at the helm, has found a new dynamic quarterback in redshirt freshman Brett Hundley and has moved within grasp of a 10-win season, while using many of the same players that were a part of last season’s debacle versus USC. So yeah, by comparison, the Bruins have overachieved.There is plenty at stake: Whoever wins Saturday clinches a spot in the Pac-12 title game as the South representative. There is plenty that can change the flavor of the rivalry. There is plenty to suggest the programs are walking in different directions.Streaks don’t last forever. “The 19th Hole” runs Tuesdays. If you would like to comment on this story, visit DailyTrojan.com or email Joey at [email protected]last_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse to keep winning streak alive against Clemson

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 27, 2020 at 11:06 pm Syracuse (13-7, 6-3 Atlantic Coast) looks to extend its winning streak to six in Clemson, South Carolina against the Tigers (10-9, 4-5), who just beat No. 9 Duke.Here’s what the men’s basketball beat writers think about the fate of SU’s winning streak:Nick Alvarez (14-6)And another oneSyracuse 83, Clemson 79This run has to end eventually, and a road ACC game before hosting Duke reads like a trap game, but Clemson isn’t the team to end it. The Tigers allow 36.7% of their opponents’ points from 3 and SU doesn’t need much of an excuse to shoot it. Clemson has a few impressive wins, but they don’t have the size or playmaking to consistently beat this improved 2-3 zone. Orange shooters in the day. Syracuse continues to win games it should. Add Clemson to the list.Michael McCleary (14-6)Neaux Tigers!Syracuse 65, Clemson 60AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWoah. So, after starting off terribly, I’ve come back to tie it up. Syracuse has been streaking and I’m pretty sure it’s because I’m choosing it to win, but that’s not important. But let’s be real: This team looks good. Duke comes to the Carrier Dome this Saturday and the Orange are actually a real threat. Do you think their momentum stops against Clemson? The Orange get another resume-boosting win against the former Duke slayers.Josh Schafer (14-6)Anotha oneSyracuse 72 Clemson 65Syracuse has won five in a row and it just simply can’t be picked against. The Orange have won in a multitude of ways and seem to fix whatever issues arise on any given night. Whether it be Elijah Hughes or Buddy Boeheim, SU will have enough lead scoring to win this one. Duke recently lost at Clemson, but I’d view that more as a rare case than a trend. The only way SU trips on Tuesday is if it’s caught looking ahead. But through the last month, the Orange have proven themselves a team that takes it one game at a time. Commentslast_img read more