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Rose McKinley

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"Because He Lives"

Following a brain injury in 1993, I retired early and am now involved in a number of activities. During three years of therapy, I learned strategies that help me to cope with deficiencies in the areas of organization, memory, attention, concentration, and communication.

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My entire career was devoted to the secretarial profession where I had excellent opportunities for personal and professional growth. I achieved the highest levels of excellence working for top level management in several Fortune 500 companies.

A lifetime member of Professional Secretaries International, now known as International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), I have been afforded the privilege of personal, professional, and educational growth. I was Chapter President, Chapter Secretary of the Year, State Secretary of the Year, and was nominated for Southeast District Secretary of the Year.

I have also edited and produced several newsletters in the fields of business, education, and property management.

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My life has completely changed since retirement. Many hours every day are spent at my computer which is both enjoyable and therapeutic. Besides communicating with family and friends on the Internet, I am involved with a group of Korean War veterans and families. (See my Dedication Page.)

I enjoy sacred and classical music and not a day goes by that I do not play my beautiful antique grand piano ... a precious gift from the Lord! Near the bottom of each of my pages, there is a banner link to Rose's Music Pages . Over the last three years, God has blessed my web site and it has grown to 30 pages, including 14 music pages. So, a great deal of my time is devoted to maintaining these pages and communicating with visitors.

Last but not least, my beloved orange tabby kitty-cats, Tiger and Samson (a/k/a "Ti" and "Sam"), occupy a large part of my time and affection.

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One of my favorite Gospel songs describes my thoughts about the future:

I Know Who Holds Tomorrow
by Ira F. Stanphill

I don't know about tomorrow; I just live from day to day.
I don't borrow from its sunshine for its skies may turn to gray.
I don't worry o'er the future for I know what Jesus said;
And, today, I'll walk beside Him for He knows what is ahead.

Many things about tomorrow, I don't seem to understand.
But, I know Who holds tomorrow, and I know Who holds my hand!

Every step is getting brighter as the golden stairs I climb.
Every burden's getting lighter; every cloud is silver-lined.
There the sun is always shining; there no tear will dim the eye.
At the ending of the rainbow where the mountains touch the sky.

Many things about tomorrow, I don't seem to understand.
But, I know Who holds tomorrow, and I know Who holds my hand!

I don't know about tomorrow; it may bring me poverty.
But, the One who feeds the sparrow is the One who stands by me.
And, the path that is my portion may be through the flame or flood,
But, His presence goes before me and I'm covered with His blood.

Many things about tomorrow, I don't seem to understand.
But, I know Who holds tomorrow, and I know Who holds my hand!

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I May Never See Tomorrow

I may never see tomorrow; there's no written guarantee.
And things that happened yesterday belong to history.
I cannot predict the future, I cannot change the past.
I have just the present moment, I must treat it as my last.
I must use this moment wisely for it soon will pass away,
And be lost to me forever as part of yesterday.
I must exercise compassion, help the fallen to their feet,
Be a friend unto the friendless, make an empty life complete.
The unkind things I do today may never be undone,
And friendships that I fail to win may nevermore be won.
I may not have another chance on bended knee to pray,
And thank God with humble heart for giving me this day.

~ Author Unknown ~

Compliments of Annie's Place

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How easy for me to live with You, O Lord! When my mind parts in bewilderment or falters, then the most intelligent people see no further than this day's end and do not know what must be done tomorrow. You grant me the serene certitude that You exist and that You will take care that not all the paths of good be closed. Atop the ridge of earthly fame, I look back in wonder at the path which I alone could never have found ... a wondrous path through despair to this point from which I, too, could transmit to mankind a reflection of Your rays. And, as much as I must still reflect, You will give me. But, as much as I cannot take up, You will have already assigned to others.

~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ~

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For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities,
nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor
depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us
from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38-39 (NASV)

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Some of My Favorite Links

Enterprise F.M. Church Website: All about you, your family, your business and your community.

We Still Pray!: You can help to restore our religious freedom. Details on this site.

The Bible Online: The King James version, narrated by Alexander Scourby (in Real Audio).

The King James Version of The Holy Bible: This translation of The Holy Bible is in the Public Domain, so feel free to copy, publish (for free or for a price), and use it.

Bible On The Web: A free service that allows you to read, study and search the Bible in several translations.

Online Bible Search Engine: Search for scripture using any word in the Bible.

Spurgeon's Daily Devotional: Inspirational reading every day of the year.

ACTS International ... Inspiration for Daily Living : Communicating the Christian message around the world.

Bible Trivia: 240 questions in each of these categories: (1) Old Testament, Genesis - Ruth; (2) Old Testament, 1 Samuel - Malachi; (3) Geography and General; (4) Life of Jesus; and (5) New Testament.

WMUU FM 94.5 in Greenville, South Carolina: Listen to web radio, broadcasting sacred music around the clock.

Samantha's World of Life and Times : My friend Samantha's very beautiful web site.

South Carolina - Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places: Where to go, things to do, where to stay, how to get here, and much more.

FirstGov: Centralized directory provides access to all Federal U.S. Government web sites and documents.

Write Your Representative: Zip code-based to assist you in contacting your elected representative.

The New York Public Library: Electronic resources, catalogs, research centers, branch libraries and more.

The Internet Public Library: The first library of and for the Internet community.

Merriam-Webster Online: Dictionary and thesaurus search engines.

Genealogy Resources on the Internet: A wealth of genealogy resources that can be accessed through mailing lists, USENET news groups, Gopher, World Wide Web, TelNet, and e-mail.

Dogpile: Best multi-search engine

Guideposts Magazine: A practical guide to successful living.

Reader's Digest : Articles of lasting interest.

Bob Jones University: "The Opportunity Place" for young Christian men and women who want their lives to count for the cause of the Gospel.

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School: My high school. Class of '57.

High School Alumni: A web site for alumni of U.S. high schools.

Classmates: Great place to locate high school classmates.

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All 4 One MetaSearch!

Combining the power of all the world's best search engines into one.

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Award of Excellence

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Meritorious Web Site Award

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In memory of my brother

Especially for my friends

The most beautiful flower

In memory of Mother Teresa

Ice cream for the soul

Steps to peace with God

In His Service
My personal testimony

The Touch Of The Master's Hand
Beautiful poetry and music
in memory of my father

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me
In memory of my granddaughter

Old and New Testaments
In chronological order

Understanding ALS
"Lou Gehrig's Disease"

My Russian Blue angel

Tiger and Samson
My Orange Tabby kitties

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