Helping those who are unable to help themselves


018 The welfare of ourselves and our fellow human beings is not the responsibility of  the government, we are responsible for our own welfare and the welfare of others. If a brother or sister be unable to care for themselves be due to physical limitations or mental dysfunctions we are to provide as a group help and support for them. Even those who have made poor life choices we are to help, for to be human is to be imperfect and no one can boast about being flawless in character.

One person may not be able to help all those in need, but one person can make a difference for one in need and inspire others to join in on helping those in need.  We were commanded to love one another, part of loving one another is accepting the responsibility of being each others care giver and/or helper. We all have our ways of being able to help each other and it isn’t all about money, sometimes its about fellowship and other times just a place to rest ones head.

To those whom look down upon the needy and less fortunate, just remember that person you passed by and/ or felt contempt for could have been you or one of your family. Many of the homeless were at one time wealthy, successful and even well-respected individuals before they fell to poverty and misfortune. We as a society need to not only help those in need but provide a way for them to help themselves. As an old proverb once said :

”if you give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime. ~ Confucius

Though Governments can help in feeding the hungry and housing the homeless it is only a temporary and expensive solution. We need to find ways to help those able to provide for themselves to do so and find better and more efficient ways of helping those who are unable to help themselves.

God bless and may love guide us all

Ray Barbier


One Life, One Goal, One God, Infinite Possibilities

When a man falls, one must find the courage to get back up, pick oneself up from defeat and carry onward if success is ever to be achieved, in anything.

Hard to get up outta that warm and comfortable bed isn’t it? Hard to go into work when it’s beautiful outdoors? Hard to sometimes get the will-power to do the daily deeds that many of us had huh? I get asked, why so hyper? Why so happy and full of joy? One word, one simple tiny answer…Jesus! Our Lord and Savior is what keeps my drive to be the best i can be, the happy, perky, joyful person that i am everyday for the past twenty-three years that i’ve been blessed with so far. It’s a wonderful feeling to have Him at our side, when i mean all, i am talking about those even that think He isn’t. God watches…

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The differences we have divide us only because we allow them to.


017Why cant the many religions of the world come to peace with one another? Why must we have hatred for those who either believe different or don’t have a belief? I never could understand how one person could hate another because of their religious beliefs, race or even nation origin. We are all human after all, we all are brought into this world in the same manner and we all leave it in the same state. We all want happiness for ourselves and those we love and we all have the same basic needs to survive. The differences we have divide us only because we allow them to. Our diversity as a species is what has since the dawn of humankind made us a resilient and thriving species. It gave us the ability to survive many climate changes and challenges.

I have had many friends of different religious beliefs and never judged them one way or another because of their beliefs. If I did judge them it was by how they treated me and others around them. We had many disagreements on religious ideals but we didn’t allow them to become a stumbling block in our friendship. Sad thing is even within a religion there can be division in belief and that sometimes even leads to violence within it. Is it the religion that causes this violence and division or is it caused by the darkness within some of those within the religion.

Either way, I will always be one who believes in every persons right to believe as they wish and I will respect what ever choice they make. I also will not turn away anyone as a friend nor anyone in need because of their beliefs.

I know how I believe and how I chose to be may not be popular and may be looked down on by some in my religion and in others as well, but It is how my heart tells me to be and that’s what I choose.

Ray Barbier

The ravings of a wishful thinker.


006 (2)Sometime I Just sit and think about random things and events in history, sometimes I am brought to tears over the cruelty humanity has committed against each other. Other times I cry tears of joy over the amazing and wondrous things humanity has done together and for the common good. How a species so capable of such grand things such as love, compassion and fellowship could also do such horrible things as well. Even as individuals we do both amazing and horrible things within our life.

We could be such a wondrous and amazing species if we learn to put aside and control our darker natures. If we focus more on humanity as a whole instead of our individual wants and needs. We can have both individuality and be a part of the global community. We can find balance between personal wants and needs and the needs and wants of the whole of humanity. We don’t need one government, we need to be of one heart and of one mind. We need to see that we all want happiness, peace and love for ourselves and those within our family. Maybe if we realize we all are one great big family we could begin to work together for the good of humanity instead of against each other for the good of one part.

I am not speaking of Communism or Socialism, I am speaking of Humanitarianism and common sense. Freely helping one another to survive and live in peace and in happiness.  A pipe dream, a utopian idealism or just the ravings of a wishful thinker. Either way it could be a better world if we all worked together to make it so.

Ray Barbier


One Life, One Goal, One God, Infinite Possibilities

“In very truth he was, the noblest work of God — an honest man”. -Abraham Lincoln

This powerful quote should be shouted aloud to us all, to be true brings light but to bring lies, false statement only brings destruction. Give a man power and be sure to see his true colors come before us all. A man with power should use it for the better of the people, to help bring our beloved nation back together, to piece the once great Godly nation back to it’s glory that we once knew! To be part of something great, lasts forever, in our hearts we will never forget a once great leader that walked in the White House, one that never gave up to bring justice to the people, one that did what he thought was right to bring fairness, to bring freedom to so many that were looking for, one…

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Writing is a companion to my thinking


018I write because I always loved to write since a child, everything from songs, short stories, poetry and philosophical nonsense. Writing is a companion to my thinking which I do and sometimes I do way too much. I may not be the greatest writer nor are my writings anything but average and that is if they even qualify as that. I seek no prize nor do I worry about or seek to become a published author, for writing is its own reward to me. I’m happy if just one person enjoys one of my writings and/or finds one of them to be helpful or interesting.

Ray Barbier


Take this and apply it anyway that will help you, hope it inspires and please pass it along to brighten somebody’s life!

One Life, One Goal, One God, Infinite Possibilities

Sometimes we I feel like i’m slowly slipping away from you, going the other way and I keep looking back and every time i do, you become more and more unnoticeable to the eyes.

Why i keep thinking of you in such a special way has been eating me more and more everyday as I want to know you more and more every moment we spend together.

Our talks, they are as sweet as the taste of coffee on my lips each morning, which i become more interested in each of our planned or unplanned encounters. Your words to my ears are kind, soft, special, trustworthy, bright, full of insightful knowledge that makes each moment with you that more special when i’m alone and is scared or just needs something positive to get me through a situation and or the day. 

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One Life, One Goal, One God, Infinite Possibilities

To stand for something false is worthless, but To stand for something true is worth giving everything you've got

To be united we must first ask ourselves the question, are we willing to put our own ego’s aside and come together? It’s hard to see if we will ever come together for the goodness of our once great nation, but i mean it’s like all we do is fight against one another for power and we all know where that has brought us right? Right into debt, into a place where it’s gonna take a pure miracle to get us back up onto the top. Will we ever have a great Leader like Lincoln to bring the broken country back to it’s Godly ways? So many questions are out there than answers and sometimes i do wonder but to wonder is to give up but rather than take action, us the people needs to stop having the mind set of, “it’s all about me” attitude and get to realize…

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One Life, One Goal, One God, Infinite Possibilities

“And having thus chosen our course, without guile, and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear, and with manly hearts”. -Abraham Lincoln

For the last couple of days i’ve been pondering over how we sometimes forget that everything happening around us, happened to us and is going to happen has already been set by our awesome Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ but it has been shown to me as just this past Monday i was off from work and just lazying around like i always do, i was reading the wonderful book that was written by Bill O’ Reilly, Killing Lincoln”, which by the way is a great read for all you fans of Bill but anyways as i was reading i got a phone call from one of the many companies i applied for in the Lexington area and they had…

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The Battles Ahead will be won


eyeI face many battles ahead of me in this short life God has blessed me with. Some are battles forced upon me by the world I live in, others are battles of my own making through the choices made in my life. Some are battles within the heart others are battles with and within the mind. None of the battles will be easily won, but they will be won through faith and with love.

No other person can fight these battles for me, but I will not stand alone in these battles I face. He is always with me and he that is within me is greater than any enemy I shall face ahead.

I once walked in fear, I once lived in doubt and now I choose to walk in faith and to live in love.

God Bless you all

Ray Barbier.

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