I have figured out from sitting at home now a days and hearing the TV in the background why the topic health equals money.

Oh, not so much money in our pockets but in the vitamins,  diets and low self esteem departments.  Of course, if you think outside the box you can think of many other corporations who also benefit. 

In two days I kept track of the commercials playing on an average work day, day and evening hours. 

80% were involved with hidden words, meant to infiltrate our minds about how awful we look or how over weight we are. How we don’t have enough energy, or our children are not as normal as the kids down the block.

We aren’t intelligent enough to choose our own health care insurance.  We over looked the other ones. Our hair is dull and listless.  

Our teeth aren’t white enough.  We have bags under our eyes.  We are middle age and should be looking like we are twenty.

Is it not obvious why more psychology couches are filled to the brim?  Why it takes so long to get a doctor’s appointment? 

What about the huge boost in prices for medications and physician doctors visits?

When I was young, we did eat from the land more. We did play outside and got dirty without being concerned with environmental medical problems  

We did eat fried chicken with the skin on and most often was fried in lard. We did drink whole milk. We did enjoy fresh fruit pies with ice cream.

We ate mashed potatoes with gravy and our families lived longer than we, who listening to commercials are dying younger.

Yes, things  are different today, and I sometimes don’t like the words modern or convenient. Some things we can’t change and some things we can,  like turning an ear to TV, or at least the commercials. 


No Fair!!!
People say don’t eat with mouth open

Don’t place elbows on the table

This was part of my family fable.
Now I’m grown 

And life has changed 

My brain is fried and become deranged. 
Don’t eat fat nor salt or carbs

Forget the sugar, forget the fried

Forget the creams,  forget the pie.
What’s the fun of eating today

When greens and leans are the choice 

I want to go back, eat and play with toys.
Written by, 

Terry Shepherd 

Just  Wondering  

I  have heard that illness comes from Satan .  I  have  heard illness is genetic  or environmental . I , in my small  mind, believe  we all will be  removed  from  this  earth by God in some way . Is sickness  one way God calls  us home?
Is this  why sometimes  we pray with so much persistent  and yet a loved one dies anyways ?  

I  see so much death through  MSA . Scientists  work  diligently  for a cure. We know  God is a miracle  worker, power  to perform  any task; so why aren’t  some of  the  prayers answered.
What is  the  answer  to  my question ?  Illness from Satan  or God’s  way of taking  us  home?

Please  give me your  thoughts. I  don’t  think I  am  dying today. This  is  just  something  I  have pondered  on as I sit by helpless, watching  friends  lose loved ones.


A child  once asked  why.

“Why, mommy why

Does  Daddy make you cry”?
The  mother  cradled her baby girl

She hugged and squeezed  her tight  

The two cried together . 
The little  one gently  

Wiped her mama’s  eyes  

The mommy smiled.
“I didn’t  have a choice

There is no way out”.

The child jumped down from her lap.
Taking her mama’s  hand

She guided both into her room

She said;”Kneel mommy”.
She placed her hand in hers  

She followed  with  closed  eyes  

“Jesus  can help you, just ask”.
Written  by ,  

Terry  Shepherd