Pages Navigation Menu

Mysticism in Religions: Feel the Spirituality

Gravestone Options For Cremains

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Gravestone Options For Cremains

Cremation doesn’t necessarily mean that there will be no burial. It is becoming more common for ashes to be interred, either in specific cremation-specific memorial parks or in lone or shared burial plots in traditional cemeteries. This means that you will need to choose a grave monument for the interred cremains. The following guide can help you understand what is available. Desk tablets These resemble a podium or desk in shape, with a higher back ledge and then a face that angles down to the ground. The back ledge has a cavity to insert an urn, while the sloping face is where the memorial is engraved. There are even tablets available that have room for multiple urns, so that couples or even families can share a plot. Most are made of granite, although there are marble versions available. Upright slabs These resemble traditional headstones in that they are upright, but they are typically shorter. They may be perfectly square or rectangular, or they may have a curved top. The cremains are either placed into a integrated urn in the flat top of the stone, or there may be a drawer in the front that is designed to hold the cremains. Combination headstones These are traditional headstone for a burial, except they have a spot for an urn to be placed. They are most commonly used for couples when one person requests cremation and the other requests burial. Often, the design is balanced by placing the urn in one side of the gravestone and a flower vase in the other side. Ledger slabs These are another option for mixed burials that allows both a traditional and cremation burial to share the same plot. A ledger slab is a slab of granite that is the length of the burial plot. It is polished and engraved with the memorial. You can choose a slab that allows the placement of an urn in it as well. Due to its size, it is especially well suited for family plots as several urns can be fitted to a single slab. Garden monuments A popular design tactic for cremain memorial parks is to make them more park-like. This means that gravestones double as statuary. This provides ultimate creativity – you can have statues of animals, fairies, angels and religious symbols, or of the deceased. Another popular option is interactive monuments, such as garden benches. What these all have in common is there is a compartment for the urn or urns to be interred within the statuary. Talk to a funeral professional at a company like Palmer Bros Granite Co for more help in choosing the right memorial marker for your...

read more

Gravestone Options For Cremains

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Gravestone Options For Cremains

Cremation doesn’t necessarily mean that there will be no burial. It is becoming more common for ashes to be interred, either in specific cremation-specific memorial parks or in lone or shared burial plots in traditional cemeteries. This means that you will need to choose a grave monument for the interred cremains. The following guide can help you understand what is available. Desk tablets These resemble a podium or desk in shape, with a higher back ledge and then a face that angles down to the ground. The back ledge has a cavity to insert an urn, while the sloping face is where the memorial is engraved. There are even tablets available that have room for multiple urns, so that couples or even families can share a plot. Most are made of granite, although there are marble versions available. Upright slabs These resemble traditional headstones in that they are upright, but they are typically shorter. They may be perfectly square or rectangular, or they may have a curved top. The cremains are either placed into a integrated urn in the flat top of the stone, or there may be a drawer in the front that is designed to hold the cremains. Combination headstones These are traditional headstone for a burial, except they have a spot for an urn to be placed. They are most commonly used for couples when one person requests cremation and the other requests burial. Often, the design is balanced by placing the urn in one side of the gravestone and a flower vase in the other side. Ledger slabs These are another option for mixed burials that allows both a traditional and cremation burial to share the same plot. A ledger slab is a slab of granite that is the length of the burial plot. It is polished and engraved with the memorial. You can choose a slab that allows the placement of an urn in it as well. Due to its size, it is especially well suited for family plots as several urns can be fitted to a single slab. Garden monuments A popular design tactic for cremain memorial parks is to make them more park-like. This means that gravestones double as statuary. This provides ultimate creativity – you can have statues of animals, fairies, angels and religious symbols, or of the deceased. Another popular option is interactive monuments, such as garden benches. What these all have in common is there is a compartment for the urn or urns to be interred within the statuary. Talk to a funeral professional at a company like Palmer Bros Granite Co for more help in choosing the right memorial marker for your...

read more

A Few Things You Need To Know When Working With A Self Help Guru

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Few Things You Need To Know When Working With A Self Help Guru

Self-help gurus are strong, confident people. They didn’t start out that way, it took them a lot of work and struggling to become the people they are. It is because they have been where you are that they can help. They understand how you are feeling and know what it took to reconstruct themselves. Because they have such strong personalities, there are a few things you need to understand when working with one. Create Your Own Goals When talking with someone who has remade his or herself, it is very easy to envy what they have achieved, and want it for yourself. However, you need to be sure that any goals you set for yourself are your own goals, and not copying the mentor’s goals. List your goals, and why you want them. As you work towards the goals, ask yourself if you are making any progress and if you are happier because of it. If the answer is no, it is time to reevaluate your goals. Accept Reality If the guru you are working with always acts as though everything is great, when in reality there are some negative things going on, it might be time for a new mentor. While remaining positive is a good thing, that does not mean that you lie to yourself. Accept that bad things happen, and then keep trying to turn them into something positive. Remember it is “Self Help” The best self-help guru works with you until you know how to use the different tools and techniques to help yourself. For example, if you are suffering from depression, you may learn how to meditate to increase the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain. Once you can meditate on your own, you no longer need the guru. You do no need to keep using his or her services until you reach your goal, only until you are progressing towards it on your own. There are many self-help gurus out there. You want to find one who wants to help you become the person YOU want to be. In addition, the guru needs to be encouraging, but should be honest in his or her praise. If someone is constantly telling you everything is great, it can come as a huge shock to find out otherwise. It can be a big setback to your progress. While the industry is very lucrative, the guru should not keep trying to sell you more and more services that you do not need. Always keep in mind that everything you do together should be about healing you become self-aware and self-confident. The goal is always to become a better...

read more

4 Fun Summer Sponge Water Days Activities For Preschoolers

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Fun Summer Sponge Water Days Activities For Preschoolers

If your preschool is running a summer season, mix things up a little bit by incorporating some outdoor water fun. Schedule a weekly water day so that your students can get wet and explore all the fun that water has to offer. Here are a few summer water day activities that use sponges that you can do with your preschool class on their water day.  #1: Sponge Squeeze Race This is a relay race. Once again, you are going to need to a few sponges. For this activity, you are also going to need a container full of water for each team, and an empty bucket for each team. You will have one student dip the sponge in the water, run with it to the empty bucket and squeeze as much water into the empty bucket as they can. Then, that student will run back to the line and pass off the sponge to the next student.  This is a great learning activity. Over time, as your students start to understand how a sponge works, they will learn to not squeeze the sponge as they run with it to the bucket. It is also a great way to make sure your students are getting all the exercise they need. #2: Wet Sponge Hot Potato Instead of using a stuffed potato for this classic game, you use a wet sponge. You will need to have your students sit in a circle. Explain to them that they are supposed to pass the sponge around the circle until the music stops. When the music stops, whoever has the sponge gets to squeeze all the water that is left in it on top of their head. They also are in charge of refilling the sponge with water and starting the game again.  #3: Sponge Tag The typical rules of tag apply, expect this time the person who is “It” gets to run around with a wet sponge. When they tag another student or squeeze the sponge on to another student, that student then becomes “It” and gets to refill the sponge and start the game again.  #4: Sponge Water Table Take your sensory table outside and fill it up with water. Provide your students with a variety of different sized sponges and containers. Let your students explore how sponges work and have fun getting each other wet and filling up their containers with water from the sponges. Be sure to incorporate water play into your preschool schedule this summer. Try out one or all of the fun sponge themed water activities with your students on your next water day.  For more information about preschools, contact a professional like those at Sammamish Montessori...

read more

The Purposes Of Christian Rings

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

People wear jewelry for a number of different reasons. Some will wear it because it is in style and they like the way it looks. Some people will wear jewelry because it serves a purpose, such as a watch. Some people wear jewelry because it was a gift from a loved one who they want to remember, and it means something to them. In many different religions, jewelry and other items are symbols that represent beliefs. Christians are no different – they too wear jewelry for a number of different religious reasons. Personal Reminders. Some Christians like to wear jewelry to be reminded about Jesus Christ. They want to be able to remember His example and the sacrifice the He made. A Christian ring with a cross on it or some other symbol can serve as a reminder to them and help them remember where all good things come from. Signs of Devotion. There are some Christians that like to show their devotion in an outward manner. They want to let people know that they are Christians. These people can be good examples of Christianity as they do good works and good deeds. When people notice that they are Christians based on their rings or jewelry and also notice their good works, it will shine a positive light on their religion. Purity. There are some pieces of jewelry and rings in particular that have specific meaning behind them. A purity ring is a ring that is worn by an individual who has committed to refrain from sexual activity until they are married. The ring serves as a reminder to themselves and also shows others that they have committed to a life of abstinence until marriage. WWJD and CTR. There are other rings that can help individuals direct their behavior in a certain way. A “What Would Jesus Do” (WWJD) or a “Choose the Right” (CTR) ring can help an individual remember to act in a specific way. These rings will help direct the wearer’s actions so that they reflect what Jesus would do in specific situations. These are just some of the reasons why Christians wear jewelry and particularly rings. They serve very important purposes as reminders, and they help the wearer act in a manner that is consistent with their Christian beliefs. These can be a great way to show your devotion and let people know who you are and what you...

read more

6 Of America’s Oldest Churches

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Most of the very old remaining buildings in the United States are more utilitarian than they are attractive because when they were built, the object was to get them up as quickly as possible. However, many early colonial and pioneer builders took some extra time to add decorative aspects to their places of worship. Many early churches still stand, from simple country cabins in the west to elaborate antebellum structures in the south. Following are 6 of America’s oldest churches: First Baptist Church In America Located in Providence, Rhode Island, this church houses the oldest consecutive Baptist congregation in the country. The present church building was first erected in 1775 and is still in use today. Besides being used for regular church services, this historic landmark is also used as a community resource for hosting concerts, talks by artists and writers, and various academic activities. The Church Of The Holy Ascension Built in 1894, this Russian Orthodox Church is one of the oldest churches in the state of Alaska and the site of missionaries from Russia who came across the Bering Sea to bring the word of God to the native tribes living on the Aleutian Islands. Old Indian Meeting House The oldest Native American Christian house of worship is located in Mashpee, Massachusetts. Built in 1684, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. It is still used today for regular meetings, and the grounds include a sacred Native American burial ground. Mission San Juan Capistrano The oldest standing building in the state of California, the Mission in San Juan Capistrano was built by Spanish missionaries in 1782. A mission of the same name exists in the state of Texas. Several Hollywood movies have been filmed at the mission, including the original Zorro series. Although no services are currently held at the mission, it hosts a number of community events and is visited by over half a million people every year. First Presbyterian Church In Jamaica This church hosts the oldest continuous Presbyterian congregation in the world. This stone church has held regular services since it was first built in 1669. The church also runs “The Tree of Life” outreach center, which is an important social service organization that serves the people of Jamaica and serves as an all-purpose community center. These are just six of the nation’s old churches — hundreds more exist throughout the land, and each one paints an important portrait of the local heritage of the areas in which they were...

read more

3 Tips For New LDS Homeschoolers

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’ve decided that an LDS homeschooling experience is the right choice for your children, you’re in good company. Many LDS families find that the best way to provide their children with a high quality education that reflects their values and the LDS teachings is to provide that education at home, or in a cooperative setting with other like-minded families. However, organizing a homeschool and putting together the resources that you need to teach your children can be an intimidating undertaking. Here are a few tips to help you get started. Build a Diverse Book Collection Not everything has to come out of books specifically designed for homeschoolers. While there are some great homeschool curricula available, it’s always a good idea to supplement with books that are of interest to your children and your family. The more your children read, the more they’ll learn and grow, even if not every book is specifically a text book or neatly fits a lesson plan. To develop an interesting and diverse library for your children, don’t limit yourself only to books that are popular at the moment. Find a good source for rare, collectible, or out of print LDS books. If you’re lucky, you may be able to find a local book store that specializes in those kinds of titles, but if not, look for a good book sale website that offers more than just the currently popular fare. Connect With the Community It’s never more important to have close connections with your local spiritual community than it is when you’re homeschooling. You simply cannot provide for every single one of your child’s educational needs on your own. They need to socialize with other children and be active, and they need to participate in group activities and competitions with children other than their own siblings. You may also find eventually that there are subjects that you dislike teaching or that are beyond you, and you will need the help of other adults who share your values and are interested in teaching your children. Reach out to other homeschoolers and LDS members in your local area. It’s likely that there’s a homeschooling group or cooperative in place in your area that offers regular chances to meet, participate, and share teaching duties. If you can’t find one, though, consider starting your own. It may be that there are others searching for the same thing, and they’re just in need of a leader. Be prepared to take the initiative for your children’s sakes. Homeschooling is definitely an large and important undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult as you may be imagining. With the right resources and with help from your own community, you can create a nurturing homeschool and provide a high quality education for your own...

read more