How I Overcame Obstacles and Reached My Goals by Ellen J. Barrier

I know what it feels like to have things taken away that hard work and finances and time were sacrificed for.  And I know the evil of those who are determined to cause an innocent person to suffer character assignation and financial losses, to accomplish something of interest to them.

I know the feeling of those who have suffered sexual harassment, and have been deemed to be the one at fault after filing a complaint against the person, who has committed such a wrongful act against him or her.

 In such cases, a career is lost, and the perpetrator is allowed to go free.

When a complaint is made against one in leadership position, to those at the top where such an individual, being the perpetrator, has friends: When those who are in a position to solve the problem, accept the story that the perpetrator has told to them, and terminate the one who filed the sexual harassment complaint, because the perpetrator recommend that they do so, this is poor leadership.

I am this person. My situation was one that caused loss of income that created a domino effect:  bad credit, foreclosure on home, repossession of vehicles, and personal property.

 I understand what it feel like to have worked very hard for a career, and accomplished a goal, and then have all of the time, and finances that were put into the training to not matter, because all of those things that were invested in that career, have been taken away.

Such an effect can interfere with a person’s mental capability and physical health if a way around the challenges that will come, when attempting to restore those things that have been taken away, is not created. There were many nights I experienced nightmares and sleeping disorders.

I overcame the obstacles and reached my goals by not focusing on the challenges

By focusing on opportunities with greater possibilities, I used my talents, and created skills:
Author, musician, singer and songwriter, owner of Barrier’s Books & Associates, a company that sale books, music, health and Personal Care Products, that consists of several websites.
Published two books, and written hundreds of articles.  The book titled, The Price We Must Pay For Our Father’s Sins is an Official Selection for Best Screenplay 2013 At The Beverly Hills Film Festival.

Achievements and Awards Received

A Certificate of Appreciation Was Awarded to Ellen Jean Barrier on March 8, 2013, from the Amnesty International for Her Commitment to the Crucial Fight to End Violence against Women and Girls

From the things that I have experienced, I know there is a purpose for the obstacles that were placed in my life. I gained more than I lost. My company provides information on various subjects that are informative to educate, inspire and motivate people to reach their full potential to achieve success in their goals. 

The Expression of Love is Compassion

Love is the greatest gift given. It is compassion expressed for another person. 
Love is willing to sacrifice time and something of value with someone else.
Love is not selfish
Love does not harm (Domestic violence does not exist where there is love)
Love protects and secures relationships (Family members never have to pay for the sins of others)

The Man Who Expressed Compassion for Someone else
(Scene: A man has been robbed, beaten and lay near death)

Story as told:
A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.

But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.

From this story we can understand the meaning of the Golden Rule: "Do to others as you would have them do to you" (based on Luke 6:31 states And as you would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise)

Source of information: Luke 10:30-35 from the teachings of Jesus Christ

God’s Love is his compassion expressed to the human race.  He gave his Son, Jesus Christ as a sacrificial offering for the sins of the world. It is because of him, that we celebrate Christmas.

Love, forgive. God’s Love is The Greatest Gift of All

Written by Ellen Jean Barrier

Honesty is The Best Policy to Live By

Honesty is built upon the principles of God. It is the foundation of truth that will stand.
History show that lies destroy: Those who practice such behavior, never gains anything of value from the evil they causes.

A life Story:  Woman misled husband in thinking she was paying their debts with the money he gave her.
Scene: This woman has a gambling habit. She has been postponing paying the family debts, and lying to the creditors while using the money instead, to support her gambling habit.  Her husband thinks his wife is paying their creditors, until he gets some disturbing news while at work.  He learns from the sheriff who has contacted him with very bad news:  There is an emergency at his home. He needs to come home immediately.  He discovers he is being evicted from his home due to lack of several payments behind on his mortgage, his wife left him a suicide note. She is dead.  And he is left with two elementary school children to care for and find a place for them to live. His banking account has a few hundreds of dollars in it. After going through his paperwork that his wife handled, he found out about her gambling habit, and the checks she had written to support her habit, rather than paying their debts.

Liars that believe they are too smart to get caught in their plots to commit wrongful acts, and get away without suffering the consequences, are not smart enough to avoid the cost.

A life Story:  A couple sale their property and lies to the church regarding the amount of money they sold it for, so they could keep more money from the sale. The Man Of God knew this couple had sold their property for more money than they said they had. Death is the cost for lying.
Scene: According to this event as written:  Ananias, took the money that he and his wife Sapphira had agreed to give to the church for the sale of their land, and placed it at the apostles feet; Peter said to Ananias, Why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? Why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? Thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.  And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: And great fear came on all them that heard those things.
And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out and buried him.

And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife not knowing what was done, came in. And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said Yea, for so much. Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord?  Behold the feet of them which have buried thy husband are in the door, and shall carry thee out.
Then fell she down straightway at his feet and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in and found her dead; and carrying her forth, buried her by her husband. 
Source of information: Acts 5:1-10

All lies are a serious offense. God condemn lying in every form. Wisdom is used when a life can be saved, by withholding the truth. God forgive.

Written by Ellen Jean Barrier