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My passion is helping others defend themselves and their families. I am an NRA Certified pistol instructor, a NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - North Cincinnati, and the state leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - Ohio. I also have a heart for the Lakota people and lead mission teams to the Pine Ridge Reservation each year, am founder and director of Backpacks For Pine Ridge,, and do various volunteer work in my own community. My greatest joy is being a grandma and hanging out with my husband of 30+ years.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


It's been a difficult day. One of those days I'd like to pack up and just run away. One of those days when I long for "home". One of those days when I can say, the more I see of people, the better I like my dog, and I already like my dogs a lot. One of those days when I feel like one of the most disliked people on the face of the earth. One of those days when I can say with assurance that ministry wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for people.
On days like this it helps me to reread the poem I've posted here. I've found every line of it to be all too true, but encouraging all the same.
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Follow a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.


Bruce said...

Yeah, I agree with you anyway.

Hope your day gets better.


Robert said...

yes amber and one other thing always wear sunscreen :)