Christian Internet Code of Ethics

As a Christian who is active on the internet, I hold myself to certain standards of conduct. They are: * I guard my online relationships * I am careful to visit websites that do not compromise my life in Christ * I take care that my written communications reflect Christ in my life * I guard my time to assure that my time online is kept in proper balance with the rest of my life

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


"Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written."

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12 It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, drink good wine, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40 If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's,we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come.

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."


Deborah said...

Hello Susan! This is a wonderful list! You should share this over on your other sites! All are such wonderful points! And, yes! I finally got you on my list of people I'm following over here! I do like it here. I haven't been on Xanga in awhile, and Facebook is just so busy at times ... so much to read if you have a lot of friends! I don't have as many as some people do ... I couldn't keep up with it, and I don't know if anyone really does, either! You get a few close friends, and those are the ones you stay in touch with. We have family, on there as well, so that's one good way to stay in touch daily with them. Anyway, still, I feel I need a vacation, so, I want to check it out over here. How are you liking it here so far?! I love your theme ... you'll have to share with me how to do these, and where you even get them! They don't offer too much, and nothing this cool!

I'm still trying to figure out so many things on here! I don't have much posted, and I hope you come for a visit! Mostly it's to spiritually encourage, and I do use my own photography, for the most part ... the one of the flowers I just recently posted, is mine .... they have such beautiful flowers at the zoo! =) I need to put my logo on that! :\ Well, you have a great day out there! Storms on the way here .... it's summertime in Indiana!

~ Deborah <><
{aka. threads_of_faith @ Xanga}

Sharon said...

Hi Susan I love this too. Great wisdom to live by.
I see Deborah has commented on here.I was wondering what see has been doing. Havn't seeen her on xanga much. god bless your day!! Sharon

Sharon Brumfield said...

Great much wisdom...some points I have already added to my life and yet still others He is working on. But if she is 90...I guess I still have time. :)

Hope summer is still the restful fun time it should be.