Love Your Parents

Ellen J. Barrier

This wall photo, is shared by my good friend, Ethel Mae Nelson.
I told my friend, Ethel, that these few words says a lot. There is a lost connection between many of our parents and their children.  Without love, there can never be a connection. Some children talk to their parents as if they were their children. They have no respect, for their parents. I heard one young man say, that he seldom visit his parents, because he doesn't "have anything in common with them."

I know of a family who wanted their elderly mother to hurry up and die, so they could go on their vacation. She was very ill. She had spend all her time caring for her disabled husband, with the help of nurses, until he passed away.

The grandson, had attacked his grandfather, and beat him. His grandmother told me, their grandson, got angry at his grandfather, because he wouldn't give him money, and he beat him. She said with sadness, "We had to put a restraining order on him. He can't come here anymore. Our grandchildren used to visit us a lot, but they don't come anymore." She told me about how they enjoyed the times they spent with their grandchildren, when they were very young.

We have to know that, if children don't respect their parents, how are the grandchildren going to behave toward their grandparents?

"Love  Your Parents. We Are So Busy Growing Up, We  Often Forget They Are Also Growing Old."

Shared by: Ethel Mae Nelson
"This is profound. Wish I had thought of it when my parents were still living."

Philippians 4:4-7

4. Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
5. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
6. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with 
    thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

   Source Information: King James Version (K.J.V)                         Barrier's Books & Associates

You Are Not Alone

Ellen J. Barrier

My son, Keith, gave me a beautiful box, with this inspirational writing on the top. It is very special to me. I have had it, for several years. I would like to share it, with you. There are times in our lives, when it seems that our burdens are too heavy to carry. And that we are alone, and no one cares.

 My hopes are that, this inspirational writing will uplift, and give hope, to those who are feeling alone, and that no one cares about them. Below, is a scripture to help add some sunshine in your day. May God bless you much!


On night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonged to him, and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it: “Lord you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints.  I don’t understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.”
The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child. I love you and would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”

                                                 ISBN: 978-0-9794043-0-6

How To Trust God When All Other Resources Have Failed
By: George C. Barrier & Ellen J. Barrier
Copyright   ©1994

Psalm 121

I will lift up mine eyes  unto the hills, from whence cometh  my help.  
My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will
not slumber.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy
right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve
thy soul.
The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in
from this time forth, and even for evermore.

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