The story of Blake and Drake Nielsen and the little white…

first_img July 21, 2019 at 9:37 am There really are so many estranged people in families. My guess is that Blake and Drake are more common than we would suspect. Blake and Drake, since they lived together, really should have gotten it together! Nowadays we often live far apart from each other geographically, making that estrangement so much more convenient. God help us all! Reply Please enter your name here July 21, 2019 at 9:53 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply The Anatomy of Fear Mike McFadden CSG Thank you Charles.You always paint such a vivid picture with your words.Family is so complicated isn’t it?I wonder how many of us can relate to something similar within our family tree!!! July 21, 2019 at 12:16 pm Oh Mike, what a lesson, what a valuable lesson! The way I see it This could be interpreted as a form of dementia. Being able to forgive has to be an incredible gift from a loving God. I know a woman that has conjured ill feelings against her mother until it has become what she perceives as HER reality based on hate. How very sad. Holding a grudge against someone is like embracing a deadly snake, it is to our own detriment. Let it be said that we are genuine christians to all we meet. Bless you my dear friend and thanks for the comment. Chaz TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleOrange County  highlights artists during Hispanic Heritage MonthNext articleHiring a Nanny for Your Family? 5 Essential Elements to Consider Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR This article reminded me of a man I worked with many years ago who hadn’t spoken to his father in many years. As an EMT with a volunteer fire department we had taken his father to the hospital late one night suffering from a cardiac event. The following morning at work I asked Bill how his dad was doing. He looked at me puzzled so I told him about the call we had the night before and he shrugged his shoulders as if to say “whatever”. It was a valuable lesson for me to never allow anything to drive a wedge between the members of our family – and it never has. Dear Faithy, my sweet little girl, my joy and my delite, you are right, it is a sad story, and even though it has been conjured from the nether regions of my black little heart probably more common than we can possibly imagine. Holding on to resentment, for whatever reason, only harms the one unable to forgive for the object of our anger most likely has no clue why we are so angry. Please Papa God help us to be like our Lord Jesus in all ways for by following that path are we healed and made fit for heaven. Amen. Chaz Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 August 10, 2019 at 10:45 am charles towne Dear sir, perpetuating hate as a way of life seems like such a horrible waste of time. I knew a woman that died with this type of angst controlling her life, she was the saddest person I have ever known. This must dissapoint God very much. A Friend July 21, 2019 at 8:37 am July 23, 2019 at 10:59 pm July 22, 2019 at 8:57 pm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply Reply Richard July 21, 2019 at 2:54 pm There is something so iconic about a little white church in thr countryside that it is hard to imagine how brothers and deacons to boot could go there weekly and still harbor such resentment and anger! after a time it just became a habit and neither wanted change because “that’s the way things are!” Some of the greatest sorrow is not caused by horrific events, but by a quiet process that seems to drag on slowly and quietly, unnoticed untill it is too late! Please teach me Papa God, to forgive when I need to! Yes unfortunately, this happens way too often. Obviously pride is easier than forgiveness. Sad!It reminds me of a poem I heard at church several years ago….. Bitterness/unforgiveness does more harm to that in which it is stored, than to that on which it is poured. So true!!Thank you, Lord, for helping us truly love. charles towne Reply July 21, 2019 at 7:36 am July 21, 2019 at 9:58 am I agree with Mudhen’s comments. One can’t savor life if in a constant state of resentment. Unfortunately, it seems that there are some who relish wallowing in self-pity. Why? Only God knows the reason, and understands. July 21, 2019 at 9:27 am Reply Herbert Weissman August 10, 2019 at 4:39 pm Reply charles towne Good morning my dear brother Charles! Your story points out the need of a mediator in our lives to help us break through our fears and misunderstandings so that they don’t become a root of bitterness that grows into hedge of separation and hate. We need that for our earthly relationships and even more so our heavenly ones. I am so blessed that Jesus is there for us in both our horizontal and vertical times of need. Be blessed!!! charles towne Mark Spurling Dear Herb and Susette, it is my experience that people being people, sad as it may seem, are often most sad toward those that they should be the most loving toward. I have seen some that harbored great hostility toward family for little or no cause. Pride can be a killer, a destroyer of relationships. Help us o Holy one to treat others with mercy and love. May our Abba bless you folks and hold you close, Chaz July 21, 2019 at 3:23 pm Faith Fowler Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Judith Hankes July 22, 2019 at 2:26 pm Reply Richard, you are so right! I have to ask, HOW CAN IT BE POSSIBLE that animosity can grow to such a degree that it can seemingly destroy families? My dear Nancy has a son that for really no reason has abandoned his mother. In over twenty two years he rarely makes any effort to contact his mother. Ten times in all that time. This after praising her as the best mama. I have never heard a cruel word from my wife in spite of her illness! Some people don’t know how to cope with the illness of a loved one. Thanks Richard and many blessings to you and yours, Chaz July 22, 2019 at 3:23 pm Reply Reply Reply Kristin July 22, 2019 at 8:04 pm What a sad story…and sadly, more, that it happens too frequently. I do not know how people can not speak to each other…especially living in the same house! Nope…that is no way to live! Cherish, and forgive when necessary. It makes for a much better life…all the way around!Your ol’ chum,Mudhen Dear friend, “Do not let the sun go down on your wrath.” seems like pretty good advice! Chaz charles towne Oh dear Kristin, how true, and yet so sad. But, when we have friends, real friends, genuine friends, even though, by whatever design the friendship is frought with separation, that friendship is most precious, almost sacred and to be cherished. That is a blessed friendship my friend, bless you dear friend, Chaz I found it. Susette and I loved it. July 21, 2019 at 12:43 pm Reply 20 COMMENTS charles towne Reply charles towne July 23, 2019 at 9:04 pm charles towne Reply charles towne NH charles towne Reply Dear NH, the way it seems to me is that some family trees aren’t trees at all, but like the giant hog bane, a deadly poison to all that contacts it. Bless you my dear friend and may love radiate through your entire life and may that same love bless you and yours in all you do. Chaz Yes Judith, but praise God that brokenness can be healed by a repentant heart, much love, and the love of Christ. Bless you dear heart. Chaz July 23, 2019 at 8:42 pm thanks so much Mark. Bless you and your my friend, Chaz July 23, 2019 at 11:18 pm InspirationBy Charles TowneIt has been my experience that everybody likes a good story, so, on that premise, I am going to tell you a story. The Nielsen boys, Blake and Drake were brothers, twin brothers as a matter of fact.  You probably didn’t know them but you probably heard of the family. Not only were they twin brothers but they lived in the same house, you know the one, that big old farmhouse over there in the valley with all the fancy gingerbread up in the eaves. That’s where the boys were born and raised. Blake and Drake Nielsen also attended the same church, that little white church up on the hill that their parents had helped build, so it could be said they were twin brothers in the spirit as well as in the flesh.  One day the brothers, the twin brothers, Blake and Drake Nielsen, for some strange reason had a falling out.Nobody ever knew what caused the rift, all folks knew was the brothers stopped talking to each other.  They, the Nielsen twins, Blake and Drake, still farmed the large farm their parents had left them. Time passed. They got up each morning, got dressed, carefully avoided any contact, rattled around in the kitchen as they cooked and ate breakfast, did their chores, studiously avoiding any eye contact, they existed.The years passed.Each Sunday they shined their shoes, got dressed in their Sunday finest, combed their hair, climbed into their truck and went to church, it is what they did.Oh, and did I mention they were both deacons in the little church?  More years passed.As is the nature of life Blake and Drake, the Nielsen twins grew older.So much time had passed that neither of the brothers, neither Blake or Drake Nielsen could remember what had caused their falling out to begin with.Fifty years passed.In those fifty years, Blake and Drake studiously avoided each other and didn’t speak fifty words to each other in all that time.Blake and Drake, the Nielsen twins, in their eighty’s, within days of each other, died, two lonely old men.  The Nielsen twins, Blake and Drake, were buried in the family plot behind the little white church on the same day.Nobody ever knew the cause of the rift between the two Nielsen twins Blake and Drake, but everybody thought it was precious that they were buried side by side in the family plot behind the little white church on the hill. Dear CSG, how very true. Please help us to be what you ask us to be. Thanks Father. Good on ya dear friend, Chaz Reply Reply A Friend Reply Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Reply Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

Police challenge to confidentiality of sources on World Press Freedom Day

first_img May 4, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police challenge to confidentiality of sources on World Press Freedom Day June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay today at the action of plain-clothes police from Orleans in interrogating two journalists with Le Berry Républicain daily newspaper yesterday in an attempt to get them to reveal their sources for their reports about a murder investigation.”It is particularly shocking and untimely that, as World Press Freedom Day was being celebrated all over the world, gendarmes questioned two journalists and tried to find out their sources as part of a preliminary enquiry into a supposed breach of the secrecy of a crime investigation,” the press freedom organization said.”The confidentiality of journalists’ sources is an inviolable principle that allows no exceptions,” Reporters Without Borders said, stressing that it is recognized by article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights and article 109-2 of the French code of criminal procedure. Furthermore, in a famous ruling on 27 March 1996 in Goodwin v. United Kingdom, the European Court of Human Rights defined the protection of sources as one of the cornerstones of press freedom, the organization addedWithout previously notifying Le Berry Républicain, three plain-clothes members of the Orleans gendarmerie entered the newspaper’s bureau in Issoudun at around 10 a.m. yesterday and questioned a journalist for an hour in an unsuccessful attempt to get her to disclose the sources for the reports she and another journalist wrote for the 30 April, 2 May and 3 May issues about a local murder in which the body has never been found. The reports were headlined, “Body still cannot be found”, “Body’s scant traces” and “Details of the murder without a body.”The gendarmes also went to the newspaper’s head office in Bourges at 1:30 p.m. to talk to the other journalist, who is in charge of its crime section. As he had the day off, they then went to his home to question him about the sources for the reports.The deputy state prosecutor in Châteauroux ordered the interrogation of the two journalists because of a supposed breach of the murder investigation’s confidentiality. Le Berry Républicain editor Bernard Stéphan said he was “shocked” and added, “even if they had sources, they would obviously not give them.” News RSF_en News Organisation Help by sharing this information Two journalists with the provincial newspaper Le Berry Républicain were questioned yesterday by members of the Orleans gendarmerie in an attempt to get them to reveal their sources for their reports about a murder investigation. Reporters Without Borders is shocked at this attack on the confidentiality of journalists’ sources, which took place on World Press Freedom Day. RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Receive email alerts News Follow the news on France June 4, 2021 Find out more FranceEurope – Central Asia News May 10, 2021 Find out more FranceEurope – Central Asia to go further “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EUlast_img read more

446 Covid-19 cases now confirmed in Donegal

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows 19,262 are known to have been infected with the Covid-19 in the Republic, 446 of them in Donegal. That’s a rise of nine from Saturday’s figure.That’s an incidence rate of 274.5 people for every 100,000 in the population, and 2.4% of all cases nationwide.Last evening, it was confirmed that 26 more Covid-19 patients have died and 701 new cases have been confirmed.The Health Protection Surveillance Centre says 1,087 have died since the start of the outbreak in the Republic. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – April 27, 2020 Facebook Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img 446 Covid-19 cases now confirmed in Donegal Facebook Homepage BannerNews Previous articleOptum funding to help Blood Bike North WestNext articleTDs demand urgent action to close travel loophole News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Twitter Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further WhatsApplast_img read more