ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of blogging and I bid you adieu!
I will change UtR's Intro Page on the 13th of every month. (**except for holidays**)
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I've a wagon load of opinions on nearly every subject and I seem to gather enough steam occasionally to instigate a debate if the subject stirs me.
I have super-low tolerance for stupidity, child, senior and animal abusers, smelly old men who come on to any female and last but certainly not least, Criminal Politicians.
I am a Christian, NOT perfected by any stretch.
Come on in, read, agree, disagree or just shake your head, I welcome your thoughts, all peoples, all nations, always.
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I have to give our President some high fives and hearty back slaps for the message he gave from the White House regarding fatherhood, being a Dad even if you never had one of your own. Yeah, he comes off smelling like fragrant honeysuckle today. Since its coming from a man who had no biological Dad around him, it was from his heart that he said what he did. Read for yourself by clicking below. A 5- Rating for the Prez on this one.
A Day for Dad or Father's Day was started by A WOMAN! read a short piece about how she started the Law of the 3rd Sunday in June, . . .
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Iran, the people, the revolution. Fox gave a statistic this morning that I had a little trouble digesting. 70% of Iran's population is under 30. Imagine that. I hope that we, the USA, allows Iran to handle their own internal problems. They (Iran) can overthrow the incumbent regime. Their own history is riddled with overthrows/coups, they don't need us to accomplish that.
The world knows that we cannot believe anything that comes from state-sponsored broadcasts. Everyone, every nation, every government LIES There are of course very complicated EXCUSES for lying. My favorite: It's a matter of National Security.
I am lifting Iran up to our Lord -
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All you Dads, Daddies, Da-das, Pops, Papas, Pop-pies and Fathers have a memorable day filled with genuine affection and respect, hope your favorite foods are prepared just the way you like them for your enjoyment and all the hours are filled with joy and love.
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Be who you are and say what you feel,
because those who mind don't matter and
those who matter don't mind.
~ Dr. Seuss
I got that above quote from Paige Turner 'S Blog Intro Page. It's a good one too. Reminds me of June Carter (**played by Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line**) that she was just tryin' to "matter".
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What the professional media calls raw footage from cell phone cameras is all that's coming out of Iran. There government has cut all ties to the outside world community. That's not going down with a spoonful of sugar.
I feel for the Iranian people, families, . . . they don't want Islamic rule, So YES, they want their VOTES COUNTED, they don't want Ahmadinejad! or this lunacy with the US. We stand for freedom and with Christianity's freedom to choose, freedom of choice has become a deeper fascination for them. That our Judeo-Christian rock foundation is unshakable, undeterred and unafraid of their man-made customs.
There are Christians in Iran and Iraq whose lives are on the line on a daily basis. They consider it a honor to serve Him this way. Harassed, belittled, ostracized from society, they happily trudge, . . . His ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS The Islamic final-say-mullahs have allowed a low percentage of Christians to live, to show the WORLD how tolerate they are of " other religions "
Hey, YOU GUYS, no one is fooled by your token Christian population. We know how you treat them when the UN or the EU is not looking - the human abuse evidence is documented.
They have tons more courage than I. The Voice of the Martyrs, is a quarterly (I think) magazine, that prints stories of Christian men and women, standing up in countries that dole out harsh penalties for serving Our Lord Jesus. House churches cannot be stopped even with the occasional mole that snitches out the Christian proselytizing movement that has become more aggressive in reaping a spiritual harvest.
Women, think about yourself in Iran today, with or without children, married or not, think what a culture shock you would be locked in. America with all her faults is better than a theocracy or monarchy.
Check out the link below for latest on Iran's internal woes.
TEN COMMANDMENTS: - Number Five -
Honor your father and mother
Must do some demonized cleaning, plan the best menu I can for Tom tomorrow, and consider playing him Scrabble tonight, he enjoys the to-and-fro we stream when playing each other. Cody likes it too.
I hope Tom's two (**grown with families' of their own, four grandboys that includes a set of twins**) sons, Terry Lee and Robert Martin call him. He's never laid eyes on the four boys. I hope Cody does something for him.
Co-members, have an excellent, exciting, exhilarating, EDITING EVENING at home. As we approach the end of the second quarter, there's 6 more months to go this 2009. It's burned off quickly, just like our Constitution, . . .
Pet the pooches for me and kiss the kitties, . . .
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Starting today with a clip of a baseball players' amazing bat trick. Yeah, you might drop your jaw on this one.
If you read Internet news you probably have already seen this. Tom said it was " trick photography", I say he's incorrect
If you check your calendar Sunday is not only Father's Day, it's also the first day of summer. Is that the equinox or the solstice?
I have never understood this; Equinoxes vs Solstices. I remember my birthday falling on the equinox or the fall solstice, September 21st.
When I was eight or nine, I used to say;
I am the last rose of summer and the first leaf of fall Yes, even then my penchant for words was engrained and imprinted on my brain.
Then I remember it changed and was then currently on the 23rd. I'm sure the theories about time, with the various calendars has produced a mental block in my brain and I simply can't "get it".
Seems the Mayans were pretty advanced with their calendars and also off into pagan beliefs. It's been recently suggested by archeologists that cannibalism was part of their customs as well.
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I can remember in the 2nd Grade, Mrs. Strickland's class, she would give us our spelling words and not only would she make sure we could spell the word, she made sure we understood what that word meant. So, she would ask us to write a sentence using that word. Sentence? Neh, oh no, . . . can't stop with a sentence, is she crazee? Little Miss Second Grader wrote paragraphs.
Mrs. Strickland called my parents in for a P/T meeting. I did not even know about it until years later, when trouble came to our house to stay. Anyway, . . . school was a creative, wonderful, encouraging place to be all day and I fell in love with all my teachers, well, . . almost all.
My Third Grade teacher, Mrs. Carolyn Osborne scared me. Very tall, big bone and big voice. She taught us cursive writing and made us use our arms, instead of our fingers to push the pencil. Very awkward for all of us.
Whenever she wasn't looking all us kids used our fingers, BUT if she CAUGHT US, she would remove the pencil from our hand, grab our wrists and shake our hand up and down, making our hand and fingers flap up and down, til the tears came from the humiliation of it all, simultaneously she's talking in her booming voice and our delicate budding personalities are in culture shock. I thought she had meanness in her, plus her stare would melt chocolate. She scared us. I remember many kids crying in that class, even the boys.
4th Grade started band, deliberately flunked an eye exam to make these parents spend some money on me . Yes, I did that. Some perfectly placed professionals came into my life and explained those outbursts, and how I was not responsible for the events that transpired.
Okay, that sounded vindicating however the fact remains, the adolescence was oppressed and cracked in many places during that period. Some would even say broken or shattered. Hmmm, . . . bigger is He Who is within me than he who is in the world.
G L O R Y to the H A L L O W E D * N A M E
6th Grade, (I'm eleven) first male teacher. With the onslaught of changing hormones and budding bodies, a male teacher is the object of many pre-pubescent girls fantasies and I was no different. When he called on me, I would blush like a demon and could not look him in the eyes. (**because of those naughty hormonal images I kept creating in my mind **) The angst of growing up.
The summer before High School started, it all fell apart and my world changed abruptly and forevermore. A journey of immense proportions was shaping up to take place and I would learn what adult/child love was really like. How it saved me from a disastrous brink that was ominously close to my emotional foothold and further development. He loves us even when we ignore Him.
- good change of pace - Cody's friend Race just popped in for 45 minute break while I was at the computer. His gun is ready to pick up from Academy, so he'll have it for his team maneuvers next week. Something was customized on it, waaay out of my interest zone. So, rather than drive around in the heat, he chose to pop in here for (he said) "cool air and good conversation." That blessed my old heart! Plus I sharing his visit with Cody. Yeah, I'll get to rub it in lovingly that for someone's parents to be so old-fashioned and clueless, his friends sure like coming over for a little KT* - *killing time.
I'm closing with, we are living in exciting times as Hal Lindsay says sooo many times. I agree. I feel for the citizens of Iran, whose majority population is under 35 years old! College kids, are pulling away from the constraints placed on their lives by the Koran. Women also are interested in better rights for themselves. Which is completely a pro-Western ideology.
These young people want better relations with us. However, the status quo, ingrained and enforced by the old tradition-keeping and custom-observance will temporarily squash the uprising and nothing will appear to be happening. God is working EVERYWHERE. There will be an outpouring of My Spirit in the end of days, we are told and the apprehension is building.
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I lied. North Korea is mooning us right about now and we have deployed a USA navel vessel to the area. Hmmm, . . . Hawaii is in line for their missile strike, along with Alaska and there's teeny tiny Japan. Hawaiian officials have acted accordingly, beefing up security with strategic areas reinforced.
Yes, Hal, we are living in exciting times.
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As I've mentioned before, I receive daily email prayers and some hit me right in the gut. I refrain from sharing these on a daily basis because I don't want the appearance of pushing Our Creator down folks throats. I don't believe that's WJWD.
God, You are so good. Your plans are bigger than I could ever imagine. You always honor Your promises. You know all about parenting and prodigal children, so you well know what parents go through. Your love knows no bounds, and You always look at my heart, not necessarily my appearance (although I know I must abstain from "the appearance of evil"). Because You love me, You will discipline me and Your Holy Spirit will convict my heart and speak to my mind to keep me in line. That's how I know I'm Your child. I know that You can change me and make me more like Jesus, if I will agree and not fight against Your will. I am willing Lord. Mold me and make me into that precious child and Christian light that You would have me be.
In Jesus' name, Amen
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Our former Inspector General has been smeared. Mr. Gerald Walpin, 75-yr. old, distinguished public servant record, married 52 years, with three kids and grandchildren. No smut, no dirt, no bullet could anyone fire at this respectable man. Obama said he was disoriented, unable to answer questions and therefore declared unsuitable and undeserving to uphold the law on giving the Congress a 30-day notice to remove.
This man had one hour to resign or be fired. He chose to do neither and asked for a reason for his firing. Prez BO's basketball buddy, who is now mayor of some city in Cali-fornia, misused 850,000.00 and this Inspector General provided the evidence to revoke any more funds going his way. He was found guilty and removed from the list of grants, loans or giveaways due to mismanagement like his personal car washes, you understand . . .
The senior proved his case in court, no appeals, no more wasted taxpayer's money, slam dunk Mr. BO, and now you want to smear this honorable man? Yeah, I can feel America's muscles twitchin' right about now, . . .
Hey, BO, we know you have a hard court press on for basketball, the NBA and college players, the whole hoopster hip hop thang, but you are the President of the United States of America, put your ghetto hang time on a back burner until your TO DO LIST is done responsibly, thoroughly and transparently, like you PROMISED.
If Obama can defy the law in respect to the senior Inspector General, who is a Good Guy in all of this, then who else can this happen to? His wife is naturally supportive, his children, his whole family. Thank God he has a loving structure around him, to love him through this humiliation.
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Up early for a 9:00am financial update/re certification so my meds are at no cost to me. It's a once-a-year appointment that I'm usually prepared for, HOWEVER, I forgot to get the supporter statement filled out by Tom, my ex-husband. These offices that I have to provide information to are always astounded that I live with my ex-husband (our own bedrooms) and that he maintains my support.
I realize that is not the " norm " but we do not hate each other like so many divorced couples do. I would go as far as saying that Tom still loves me. He provides for me, helps me when I have attacks from this intestinal abnormality, he does all the laundry, because I can't pick up anything over five pounds. He does most of the cooking and some of the kitchen clean-up.
He complains very little about doing all that. Ask me if I know how fortunate I am. I do, indeed. We can still laugh together, care about our son together, and make plans for the coming changes that are inevitable. I trust this man, I trust him to not allow anything to hurt me or Cody. This I KNOW about him. He's the last great generation of MEN who take their responsibilities of providing seriously. I thank the Lord for him everyday.
So we reset the appointment for July 10th. when I returned home and told Tom what happened, he asked where the form was and filled it out right then. Some felt kudos for Mr. Tom.
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Note: this open letter was written by a lady in Arizona to the nation's leadership and is a little long, but when someone is making POINTS right and left, I can hang in there. Plus this lady is writing straight from the hip, the kind of woman I admire.
Glenn Beck read this letter on his show today and I think you'll agree with her incensed outlook and her righteous anger. Go to the web site to sign your name to a petition that indicates to Washingtonites that you support this woman and the points in this letter.
June 17, 2009 - 10:36 ET
Sign the petition @ the link provided below: An open letter to our nation's leadership
just scroll down a little and you'll see.
I'm a home grown American citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before the last presidential election I registered as a Republican because I no longer felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me.
Now I no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. The fact is, I no longer feel any political party or representative in Washington represents my views or works to pursue the issues important to me. There must be someone. Please tell me who you are. Please stand up and tell me that you are there and that you're willing to fight for our Constitution as it was written. Please stand up now.
You might ask yourself what my views and issues are that I would feel so horribly disenfranchised by both major political parties. What kind of nut job am I? Will you please tell me?
Well, these are briefly my views and issues for which I seek representation:
One, illegal immigration. I want you to stop coddling illegal immigrants and secure our borders. Close the underground tunnels. Stop the violence and the trafficking in drugs and people. No amnesty, not again. Been there, done that, no resolution. P.S., I'm not a racist. This isn't to be confused with legal immigration.
Two,The TARP Bill, I want it repealed and I want no further funding supplied to it. We told you no, but you did it anyway. I want the remaining unfunded 95% repealed. Freeze, repeal.
Three: Czars, I want the circumvention of our checks and balances stopped immediately. Fire the czars. No more czars. Government officials answer to the process, not to the president. Stop trampling on our Constitution and honor it.
Four, Cap and Trade. The debate on global warming is not over. There is more to say.
Five, Universal Healthcare. I will not be rushed into another expensive decision. Don't you dare try to pass this in the middle of the night and then go on break. Slow down!
Six, Growing Government Control. I want states rights and sovereignty fully restored. I want less government in my life, not more. Shrink it down. Mind your own business. You have enough to take care of with your real obligations. Why don't you start there.
Seven, ACORN. I do not want ACORN and its affiliates in charge of our 2010 census. I want them investigated. I also do not want mandatory escrow fees contributed to them every time on every real estate deal that closes. Stop the funding to ACORN and its affiliates pending impartial audits and investigations. I do not trust them with taking the census over with our taxpayer money. I don't trust them with our taxpayer money.
Face up to the allegations against them and get it resolved before taxpayers get any more involved with them. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, hello. Stop protecting your political buddies. You work for us, the people. Investigate.
Eight, Redistribution of Wealth. No, no, no. I work for my money. It is mine. I have always worked for people with more money than I have because they gave me jobs. That is the only redistribution of wealth that I will support. I never got a job from a poor person. Why do you want me to hate my employers? Why ‑‑ what do you have against shareholders making a profit?
Nine, Charitable Contributions. Although I never got a job from a poor person, I have helped many in need. Charity belongs in our local communities, where we know our needs best and can use our local talent and our local resources. Butt out, please. We want to do it ourselves.
Ten, Corporate Bailouts. Knock it off. Sink or swim like the rest of us. If there are hard times ahead, we'll be better off just getting into it and letting the strong survive. Quick and painful. Have you ever ripped off a Band‑Aid? We will pull together. Great things happen in America under great hardship. Give us the chance to innovate. We cannot disappoint you more than you have disappointed us.
Eleven Transparency and Accountability. How about it? No, really, how about it? Let's have it. Let's say we give the buzzwords a rest and have some straight, honest talk. Please try ‑‑ please stop manipulating and trying to appease me with clever wording. I am not the idiot you obviously take me for. Stop sneaking around and meeting in back rooms making deals with your friends. It will only be a prelude to your criminal investigation. Stop hiding things from me.
Twelve, Unprecedented Quick Spending. Stop it now.
Take a breath. Listen to the people. Let's just slow down and get some input from some non-politicians on the subject. Stop making everything an emergency. Stop speed reading our bills into law. I am not an activist. I am not a community organizer. Nor am I a terrorist, a militant or a violent person. I am a parent and a grandparent. I work. I'm busy. I'm busy. I am busy, and I am tired.
I thought we elected competent people to take care of the business of government so that we could work, raise our families, pay our bills, have a little recreation, complain about taxes, endure our hardships, pursue our personal goals, cut our lawn, wash our cars on the weekends and be responsible contributing members of society and teach our children to be the same all while living in the home of the free and land of the brave.
I entrusted you with upholding the Constitution. I believed in the checks and balances to keep from getting far off course. What happened? You are very far off course. Do you really think I find humor in the hiring of a speed reader to unintelligibly ramble all through a bill that you signed into law without knowing what it contained? I do not. It is a mockery of the responsibility I have entrusted to you. It is a slap in the face. I am not laughing at your arrogance.
Why is it that I feel as if you would not trust me to make a single decision about my own life and how I would live it but, you should expect that I should trust you with the debt that you have laid on all of us and our children? We did not want the TARP bill. We said no. We would repeal it if we could. I am sure that we still cannot. There is such urgency and recklessness in all of the recent spending.
From my perspective, it seems that all of you have gone insane. I also know that I am far from alone in these feelings. Do you honestly feel that your current pursuits have merit to patriotic Americans? We want it to stop. We want to put the brakes on everything that is being rushed by us and forced upon us. We want our voice back. You have forced us to put our lives on hold to straighten out the mess that you are making.
We will have to give up our vacations, our time spent with our children, any relaxation time we may have had and money we cannot afford to spend on you to bring our concerns to Washington. Our president often knows all the right buzzword is unsustainable. Well, no kidding. How many tens of thousands of dollars did the focus group cost to come up with that word? We don't want your overpriced words. Stop treating us like we're morons.
We want all of you to stop focusing on your reelection and do the job we want done, not the job you want done or the job your party wants done. You work for us and at this rate I guarantee you not for long because we are coming. We will be heard and we will be represented.
You think we're so busy with our lives that we will never come for you? We are the formerly silent majority, all of us who quietly work, pay taxes, obey the law, vote, save money, keep our noses to the grindstone and we are now looking up at you. You have awakened us, the patriotic spirit so strong and so powerful that it had been sleeping too long. You have pushed us too far. Our numbers are great. They may surprise you. For every one of us who will be there, there will be hundreds more that could not come.
Unlike you, we have their trust. We will represent them honestly, rest assured. They will be at the polls on voting day to usher you out of office. We have canceled vacations. We will use our last few dollars saved. We will find the representation among us and a grassroots campaign will flourish. We didn't ask for this fight. But the gloves are coming off. We do not come in violence, but we are angry. You will represent us or you will be replaced with someone who will.
There are candidates among us when he will rise like a Phoenix from the ashes that you have made of our constitution.
Democrat, Republican, Independent or Libertarian. Understand this. We don't care. Political parties are meaningless to us. Patriotic Americans are willing to do right by us and our Constitution and that is all that matters to us now. We are going to fire all of you who abuse power and seek more. It is not your power. It is ours and we want it back. We entrusted you with it and you abused it. You are dishonorable. You are dishonest. As Americans we are ashamed of you. You have brought shame to us.
If you are not representing the wants and needs of your constituency loudly and consistently, in spite of the objections of your party, you will be fired. Did you hear? We no longer care about your political parties. You need to be loyal to us, not to them. Because we will get you fired and they will not save you. If you do or can represent me, my issues, my views, please stand up. Make your identity known. You need to make some noise about it. Speak up. I need to know who you are. If you do not speak up, you will be herded out with the rest of the sheep and we will replace the whole damn congress if need be, one by one.
We are coming. Are we coming for you? Who do you represent? What do you represent? Listen. Because we are coming. We the people, are coming.
The link will tell you more about the author of this letter.
VOTE:ObamaDramaOverIn2012:D 'S NOTE: I bolded the One thru Twelve and underlined the subject for each number.
The original form was only a few paragraphs and very hard to read. So I paragraphed it out to make it easier to follow.
I hope that you agree with this fellow American and sign the petition.
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This entry is too much fun for me, BECAUSE few people know it's in the Bible, never mind that it was words from The Lamb's own mouth! Praise God!
When I read this the first time, I could not believe what I was reading, so I read it over and over again. I HAD TO BELIEVE it, because Our Lord said it from His own precious music-box.
It's good that you are sittin' down Please get your own Bible and check this one out;
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me,
the works that I do shall he do also;
and greater works than these shall he do;
BECAUSE I go unto my Father.
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do,
that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
All emphasis added are mine, natch.
This Scripture came from the old-fashioned King James version. The New International Version; by Zondervan Bible Publishers is basically the same, and the New King James Version; by Thomas Nelson Publishers is close enough, just substituting " verily " with " Most assuredly ".
HEY, what's not to like here? Yes, yes, yes Lord, I DO believe Your Word.
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This is a smidge embarrassing but I understand it happens occasionally here, I thought, for no concrete reason that Kåre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville was female. NOT
He was so good-natured about my mistake, I admit I laughed at myself for the snafu. He is quite a traveler and reads and writes French. A Frenchman could cuss me out and sans the body language and facial expressions, I would never know I was being cussed out. The French language is so melodic to my ear.
I'm attracted to voices that sound different from American English. The Queens English is enjoyable, French is beautiful to me, the sing-song voices of Asians, especially Vietnamese puts me in a happy place.
Spaniard Spanish like what Mr. Banderas speaks,(**ahhh, . . **) is my fantasy person w/that accent all rolled into one Fantasy Man. (**stop SM, stop, stop**)
When it comes to German, I confess to being very prejudiced about a people who tried their best to destroy God's chosen. I have attempted to put that fact aside, but even then, I DO NOT enjoy the music that comes from German voices.
I'm not wild about Middle Eastern dialects, or Scandinavian accents either due to gutteral sounds that I hear.
Hebrew, Aramaic and Yiddish are highly pleasurable to my audio censors. of David! Did you know that King David was a redhead? Trivia - don't you love it?
A shout out to alfred booth, wanbli ska whom I'm pretty sure, lives in France, could you, would you, comment a little about the French language? Why, you ask? Because you are qualified, you live there.
Lucky duck, with the fashion, wine and croissants plus accentuating interests in the Arts. (**not jealousy, just envy **)
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Bitz and Piecez - Letterman finally came through with a 4-minute monologue that actually apologized to Gov. Palin and her daughter Willow. I read on the Internet that protestors were planning a picket at the studio door today. Good, I'm glad. I never cottoned to him anyhow, waaay overrated for my television taste. Unless there is someone I want to see, I never tune in NBC's Letterman.
Found this yesterday while surfing WdC -
Fill out their easy questionnaire, time permitting, and give this member some material for his study.
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Dog the Bounty Hunter, and his (recently under the plastic surgeon's knife) wife Beth, was on FoxNews' Hannity. She has lost a lot of weight and had some face work done, lookin' good too. Dog, Duane Chapman, has started this new season with a 3-part mini-series about a particular criminal capture.
I saw the first part and Baby Lisa, his daughter was involved in the snookering of this man at the Hawaii airport. She was nervous, had on a wig and dorky sunglasses with her walkie-talkie microphone under her jacket lapel. She was breathless as she shadowed him and talked to her Dad, who was encouraging her, not to let him out of her sight.
It worked and they, Leland, (one of Dog's sons) charged the man, tackled him and got him in custody. Yeah! Then they celebrated Baby Lisa's debut into the Family Business.
Take a break from WdC once in a while and call an old friend, take a widow/widower to lunch, give a ride to an old lady you see at the bus stop, take a dozen donuts to your nail technician, give your hairdresser/barber a big tip for no particular reason, get a bag of those Dollar Store lollipops, the small ones and stuff a handful in your purse or pocket and engage children carefully.
One little sucker can make even their Moms smile BIG. I always ask the Mom's permission FIRST, while the kid is searching their Mom's face for the affirmative.
Blessings come in all sizes - and I want them all.
Be encouraged, daring, creative, loving, forgiving, nurturing and prayerful.
Starting with a quote today;
Anger is an acid that can do more harm
to the vessel in which it is stored
than to anything on which it is poured.
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First I would like to plug someone's blog, or rather a particular entry she made, that I believe could change her thinking on future blogging for the better.
She is Paige Turner and has in her blog an entry that's written from my own heart, try to make a little time to check out her stand in "Invalid Entry" and you'll have my own feelings on this subject. No, she doesn't know me and no we are not friends, yet, . . . but the possibility exists!
Secondly - I have received an email from a lady that has received incorrect information, or as I so delicately phrase it, misinformation. Since it was the second email of accusations and falsehoods I immediately went to My Account page to block the venom. Guess what? I'm jabbed in my spirit; Just what are you doing NOW? Okay, okay I'll reverse that, so reluctantly I did, no, I cannot say I did it with a cheerful heart, but obeyed the command of the Spirit, nevertheless.(**sigh**)
Allow me to make this necessary point as agreeable and truthful as I know how. If what's stated here hurts your feelings, offends you, angers you, or is in opposition with your beliefs then please, by all means, consider the thousands of others blogs to read here OR make your opinion known.
I prefer not opening emails that attack this blog or me, my SM doesn't stand for sado-masochistic. I receive no pleasure from adults with adolescent tirades attached. Life's too short and I don't have as much time left as I've already burned off, . . . sooooooo, . . .
. . . just know that you ARE welcome whether you comment or not AND the content here will be as I wish it to be. I'm marching to the beat of my own Holy Spirit inspired drummer and I can't be concerned with the grumblings of a pitiful few.
(**or a pitiful lot **)
There, . . . it's done and I don't see any blood, hallelujah!
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Widower George took me to the clinic to pickup meds, then to Sonic for 1/2 price slushies, got the biggest one too. Then I rode with him to get his meds at Walgreens.
In the mid-90's today, so hot it affects people's breathing. Heated air currents, that windy, will take your breath. Seriously. Seniors and infants/toddlers should not be out more than twenty minutes.
Should you run across any human or animal in stealthmode, please link me here or, send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org That first character is a lower case J. And since I'm the generous gal that I am, I'll you with sumthin' GOOD.
Gotta' work on my FDA outline, make some calls and deal with mail that's mounded up, make Cody's bed, wash the dishes, and change my bed. Like Mama always said to us girls, "woman's work is never done".
I saved the best for last, Michelle M ED me with an Angel Merit Badge. Talk about surprised, I whooped and hollered around here a little bit and Mollie kept walking between my steps, looking up at me a little anxiously, but ole Max-rat was comfy in the wing back chair and only stretched and repositioned himself. (**I think he's gettin' used to me**)
Shelle is, in my opinion a most excellent haiku-ist (**there I go making up words again**) and she has the heart of an old-fashioned gumshoe. Darn good at it too. Plus, she's a generous woman who has a port full of articles, poetry, and online magazine printed pieces to enjoy. Go see her
Have a tranquil, relaxing evening with your love and families - And remember, . . .
NO SECONDS ON DESSERT!
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I have been searching for photos of human or animal in a " stealthmode " position. That conjures up various images in my mind, like Numero Uno being, old Satan himself . he has been the old adage of "a wolf in sheep's clothing" since time began. The master of illusion, confusion and chaos and indeed prolific in his conquests of man's soul.
Like my sage, aging beautifully black woman, former neighbor and Bible teacher (**breath**) said to me many times, shaking her finger at me like I had forgotten, * *
"That old devil is mighty, BUT chile,
He is ALMIGHTY"
She would produce a , then touch my face gently, looking deep into my eyes then soften her face and pull me to her. His angels are everywhere. She searches constantly for a higher/different/more defining moment with her Lord and I love her for loving Him like she does.
So easy to tell about His goodness and mercy - I Love to Tell the Story, old church hymn, just NOW fell in my pleasant memory centers
Songs, church music, organ pipes, piano; I have such good memories of those things, forced at the time, which I winced and grimaced about to my bone BUT and however, as much as the child in me loathed the eerily quiet, can't move in all those starched crinolines (sticking my bare legs), no-talk, non-gum-chawin', JUST look straight ahead torment, I did absorb that I was a sinner and He died for me.
Quick study I was, . . . as a child. Yesterday's Scripture talks about knowledge and wisdom. Isn't that what we all want and need and to ask Him for? I like to wriggle into a stranger's conversation that, "the more I learn the less I know", I'm sure that's a quote from somebody, but whom is the .
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My Top 50 I LOVE IT, WHEN ITEMS. Excluding the No. One entry, they are in no particular order.
1. when I take the time to spend my time in His Word and with Him in prayer, first thing upon awaking. When I shove that time to the backside of My Priorities, my convictions become weaker and frazzled.
2. when I call up seniors and they tell me they were just about to call me.
3. when my childhood mentor tells me that I always make her feel better about herself, her situation and her husband's health after talking with me. It was most certainly the other way around those many years ago.
4. when my son quickly apologizes for some offense. Whether it be myself or one of his friends.
5. when I see an able-bodied person help a senior manage a wobbly shopping cart, a fly away paper or umbrella, or recovering the contents of an over-recycled, split paper, grocery bag.
6. when mothers engage their babies mentally while waiting in various lines of people for service. Opportunity to teach, entertain and bond with our momminess, yeah!
7. when parents balance correction with encouragement.
8. when I witness brave young mothers nursing in public. Nourishing a child could never be offensive to me. I nursed mine for 20.5 months, (** No typo**) I am proud to say. Tom wasn't real thrilled about it, but it wasn't about him.
9. when parents don't wait til they get to the parking lot to scold their inappropriately behaving kids. Reprimand on the spot, embarrassment could be the key say some child development experts. It worked on me, but that's an "old school" approach. :)
10. when parents stand up for their parental rights especially when going against the government and all their Department of Education activists, which has the largest teacher's lobby, called the NEA, whose mission statement is to institute programs to indoctrinate our kids.
11. when teenagers do the right thing in spite of the environment they're living in or in school with, or friends of - they are set apart as if anointed by their Lord. That and/or someone, somewhere is praying for that boy or girl.
12. when babies of all ages, colors and stages of mobility find me out, wherever I am, in a county building, dentist office, pharmacy, grocery store, bank or department store, if there's a baby/child there as well, they will find me. Tamra has been with me a few times when that's happened and she says, "Yeah, I knew there was something special about you." Even her wicked stepmother's dog, Marty, checked me out very closely initially, then shadowed my every move when I had a sleep-over there. Yes, I love that!
13. when my two felines engage me. (Max) Romp/scale the bedroom window ledge, chase those pesky flies and trap 'em, (Mollie) pupils dilate, yes, yes, I'm lookin', throw the milk jug ring. I'll retrieve it like a dog, to lay at your feet for another toss. Scooting under my Sunday paper. Hey! Cut that out!
14. when David Letterman is demonized for the crap he's spewed about Sarah Palin and her family. Off with his head! I'm kiddin', . . . gotcha though!
15. when our President had to spend millions from campaign contributions to retain several law firms to protect a sealed document. Now, you have to admit, that's real transparency. NOT! The point IS; Birth Document sealed. If there is nothing to hide, why then, WHY is it sealed???
16. when Stephen Colbert went to televise his show from the deserts of Iraq -
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17. when my son's friends come over even when he's not home.
18. when I'm able to forgive quickly and yes, forgiveness is for the forgiver NOT the forgivee Yes Lord, that works sooo well !
19. when I can admit when I'm wrong - It's not always automatic, but it comes through prayer and grace within 7 days at the most and that still isn't quick enough.
20. when others admit when they're wrong. Thank you Jesus for humility.
21. when George comes over and tells me he has some "things" for me. Bread always, today it was red potatoes and white onions.
22. when people are obviously comfortable in my home.
23. when people tell me they've been praying for me.
24. when strange, never-seen-before dogs come up to me waggin' their tails or nubs soliciting an ear scratch or two.
25. when our national law enforcement and firefighters get their due credit regardless of their race. If you cannot cut the proverbial mustard, find another line of work. Passed the test with flying colors? Get that deserved promotion. To blazes with race quotas and downgrading the testing apparatus. S T O P
26. when our corrupted officials are called OUT and investigated, which isn't done nearly deep enough or thorough enough. Let's prosecute to the fullest extent of the LAW.
*Unless of course, it's an illegal Hispanic, or tourist visa expired Muslim.
27. when I get a letter from my pen-pal, Melody Jo
28. when I find an item I've been needing/desiring, in the perfect color at a Garage Sale and there are no stains on it whatever and economically priced.
29. when I someone with something they really wanted. Y E S !
30. when it's darkened skies, stormy, thundering like special-effects stuff, windy and flashes of lightning are surrounding the apartments, just short of a Cat-One Hurricane. Slap a roast in the crock pot w/fresh white onion and red potatoes and jump on Writing.Com!
31. when people come in my house and say, "sure smells good in here man", Max & Mollie alert to the new voice and come to see who is visiting or at the door, every time, . . . no man, no way, you have two adult cats? I can't smell 'em man. Then that's my cue to say, (like the TV commercial) "thanks, . . . man!"
32. when I sing the National Anthem while gazing upon Old Glory, we have the most beautiful flag in the world. My arms ripple with chillbumps and I swell up inside,
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33. when I can see the world from a babies' eyes.
34. when I'm alone with my special music playing and Max and Molls are playin' "Over here stupid!"
35. when there are two movies playing back to back on the Turner Classic Movie Channel (no commercials) and I have a 6-pack of popcorn in the pantry, WITH MOVIE THEATER BUTTER! Not that I would pop all six, never. . . . unless I had company. :O
36. when Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Liam Neeson and especially Antonio Banderas (** THROB**) make new movies.
I KNOW, he's a married man, and Jesus said it in Matthew 5:27-28 about lusting in our hearts. My Nevada friend says, "we only get to be human", I say that's another rationalization to do as we wish and pretend it don't matter. I'm still a female in working order, but I did take down a very seductive pic of him from my bedroom wall. Yes - Convicted and corrected.
37. when Catherine Zeta-Jones danced with Mr. Banderas in the movie, Zorro, the first one. I wanted a cigarette, a drink, a magazine and a fan, . . . hot stuff yall.
38. when the dentist tells me he's through and I may go. Phew! It's o v e r.
39. when I received a c-note this morning from the Preferred Author that had me in disbelief, I blogged about her "Invalid Entry" . Pretty apology card - said I'm Sorry and she said some really honest things.
40. when my yeast rolls come out like a restaurants. Mmmm, . . . sure smells up the house GOOD. Seems like everyone gets in a better mood suddenly
41. when our high school seniors get involved with local politics. Kids know instinctively when things ain't quite right. Call 'em out - it's still We the People, until we hear different, by crackie.
42. when unselfish people come to the rescue of any kind of animal or person, trapped in pipes and wells and ditches. They will remain on the site, cajoling, cooling or warming whatever the case is, trying every conceivable possibility to free the trapped animal or person. Hours they toil, no matter, they strive onward until they are successful. Praise God for the rescuers in this world.
43. when I hear others short stories about my son and they are indeed noble, intelligent and caring. Does a mother's heart like a healthy bout of laughter. I am blessed among women that He saw fit to bless me with him at the age of 37, after believing it would not happen for us.
44. when I find grocery sales and then I discover a 35cents off coupon that triples at Kroger. When I use the coupons, Kroger will double up to 50cents and triple 39cents and lower. Yes sir, it DO pay to shop at Kroger sometime.
45. when the Spirit nudges me to give a complete, total stranger MONEY! Yes, give it to a stranger. The joy that springs up inside of me when I look at their shocked faces is priceless Then they ask the inevitable question, "why?". So I get to testify. WAAAY We must sow (**sounds like TOE**) Strangers, Orphans and Widows. S O W your seed and watch the increase in YOUR life.
46. when the weather cools, the leaves are rustling around and around in some little wind dance, people are in sweaters and fall gear. Pets are friskier. People are nicer when it's cooler, seems that weather cooled some personalities as well.
47. when after praying intensely many times on an issue, then an answer comes to me in the form of a rainbow in my rear view mirror! (that's when I had a vehicle) I shouted right then my gratitude and have no thought whatsoever of who is looking, listening or talking about my worship. Just don't matter.
Wasn't always like that. There is a kind of freedom that comes with that form of worship. It is He that matters, not the pastor/preacher/priest, or the neighborhood, nor the PTA or even your family members, for it is He that matters the most.
48. when the Catholic church had to sell off pieces of prime real estate to cover the compensations to scores of abused members. What kind of damage was done?
I know it had enormous ramifications on the futures of those, then children, to salvage anything from the fear/shame/guilt they lived with for sooo many years. God WILL restore beauty from ashes.
49. when Jesus gave us The Comforter, The Motivator, The Forgiver, The Protector, The Provider, The Healer and The Lover of our souls. To Him goes the
G L O R Y and H O N O R
50. when I meet the opposite sex and they have above-average, working, cerebral functions. Should they demonstrate a sense of humor, then I could possibly become a pest.
Speaking of sense of humor, please checkout, visit or read a Preferred Male Author by the handle of 🌓 HuntersMoon . He seems to have a sense of humor to boot.
I know, I'll be careful.
You have heard that it was said to those of old, "You shall not
commit adultery". But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her
has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
|Yesterday I wrote: Iran's presidential race is hotter than their media wanted known. I thought old Ahmadinejad was the clincher, apparently not. That can only spell GOOD things for the Iraqi population.They have a choice.
UPDATE: Fox News tells me today that there is civil unrest in Iran due to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad being declared the winner. The election results has angered the masses and there is rioting and violence in the streets.
All is not well in Islam-land.
Thank You ALL for your interest in my thoughts, my blatant honesty and forgiving my imperfections. I enjoy writing UTR and even though you remain quiet, and non-responsive, I believe that one day, something will move/inspire/provoke you and you'll find that I really don't draw blood.
T H A N K *** Y O U !
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I Praise the Father's Name He wishes to give us the desires of our hearts.
He is just to keep His promises. He IS * G L O R Y and
H O N O R and L I G H T
I Confess, therefore I'm Blessed - All Day Brothers and
His Mercy and Majesty are to BEHOLD & DELIGHT
And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly:
I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.
For in much wisdom is much grief: and
he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
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I was here in my first week, learning how to navigate this massive site and came to understand how authors get the numbers in parentheses after their handles. Wow, I've never clicked so much in one place ever!
Reviewing IS a big deal here. Certainly the success of this site has to be in the generous reviewing that's done to the new people coming on board. Excitement is created on a scale the newbie never saw coming. They will stay here creating items for hours and I was no different.
Meeting published writers was very appealing to me and I went after reviewing passionately and carefully. I didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings, that was the furthermost motive in my mind. Heck, I wanted to locate a mentor ASAP! I hoped to be deemed worthy of being tucked under someone's tutorial wing.
Addiction is REAL and there is a sig that we may use that says that very thing:
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I saw where artist who make the signatures gifted their work to many contest and blog-owners here.
When I discuss my Writing.Com experience so far with my actual friends, they tell me that I've become as touchy as my cyber friends, mmm . . . hmmm . . . oooh, . . . I mustn't over-react, . . . ahhh, . . . then they tell me in unison, I'm acting like an " arteest." AND AND .
To which I retort with a playful, sounding music box;
"I'll give that some consideration"
They, of course, laugh with me. They don't like the time I spend here, natch, they ask if I'm getting paid to write reviews, "Uh, no, . . . it's for the community enrichment element, AND", excitedly adding, "I can receive Merit Badges for being in the Top 100 Reviewers each month."
They feel this is a major waste of my time and as I told them, when the FDA project is in full swing, I CAN'T be here as long for shure! I read a ton of stuff here.
Tamra's litigation is in the Word Processor awaiting her caseworker's documents that we need to make copies of for the final "package".
Hershey's letter is in draft mode and I have some other Social Security letters in Draft as well.
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Later in the day, thinking about my Three Amigos, . . .
Dang, just maybe I have. That would NOT be good. This site has all sorts of therapeutic qualities however, things can spiral out of control and have upon occasion.
People will think and believe whatever they wish to - None of us has any control over that point. Their verbal abuse and accusations are appalling (**again, I've alliterated all over the place **) ahem, . . . anyway, I'm getting another cup of coffee. **GRIN**
At 10:00 pm Texas time, I'll see what this blahhhg's number is and post it.
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God love him, eighty-five years old and jumping out of airplanes, in tandem of course, with the Golden Knights, black and gold colors and aces at landing on the mark.
Robin Meade, who anchors for CNN Headline News, jumped today also before the elder Bush. Her tandem leader was hunky and hit his mark so smoothly. He had to be trying to get a date as they twirled and whirled up there on the drifts for awhile. Mr. Hunk knew how to get that canopy to do exactly what he wanted it to. And he wanted as much hang time with Ms Meade as possible. He didn't fool anyone especially his team members. They'll tease him about her for awhile and he'll love it.
Barbara Bush made her way to him weaving through the backslappers and congratulators, then reached up and kissed him sweetly. George Hubert Walker said the next time would be when he is 90 I hope he does too.
Dubya' was there with brother Ned (former Gov. of Florida), so Daddy Bush made them come over and say a few words. Dubya' acted as if he was coking. Their dad asked when they were going to jump, to which they both laughed and replied, "won't be happening soon."
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Iran's presidential race is hotter than their media wanted known. I thought old Ahmadinejad was the clincher, apparently not. That can only spell GOOD things for the Iraqi population.They have a choice.
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Has there ever been a WH Press Secretary that said " uh, . . . " more than Robert Gibbs? BO says it too much as well, but when he does it, they, the media thinks he's sooo cool and they'll tell you he's actually pondering, searching for the perfect word especially when there is no teleprompter to tell him what to say.
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Gas prices soaring for the summer travel/vacation season. Oh yay, weren't we all waiting for that shoe to fall? The national average is now at $2.64 gal. and will increase incrementally toward the 4th of July, then peak in the third week of July and stay consistently HIGH until right before Labor Day.
Well, you always wanted to try a vegetable garden, do it and sell the products for your gas money. If I had land, I would plant watermelon, tomatoes, cukes, okra, squash, beans, blackeyes, speckled butter beans, corn and blackberries vines.
Good exercise, a load of Vitamin D from the sun every day, and the pride of growing your own delicious, non-chemicaled, babied vegetables. Yum, yum. Foods that love you as opposed to the man-made fatty, artery bustin' crap that you eat when dining out.
If you've ever eaten fresh garden veggies, canned seem poisonous, frozen a distant second in line to the Numero Uno way to consume them, FRESH!
Columbia South Carolina's Zoo - A gorilla named Mike escaped from its enclosure, but before they could arrange his capture, he managed to return to his pen.
These animals are B O R E D Zookeepers should continually think up ways to engage them mentally. What would they do if confined in similar circumstances.
I've gabbed on too much to do my Top 50 Things I Love List, so I'll save that for tomorrow.
(**just play along**)
So what are your plans for the summer?
Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.
Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written,
"Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord.
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Yesterday morning was the 10:30 Bible Study/Lunch that I have come to enjoy and look forward to every week. The were only six attendees, not counting Bro. Malone. The lesson was good as the new series of lessons is on Why is God Silent?/Isaiah 58.
Group Discussion: If you could ask God one question and be assured of an answer what would it be?
I decided my first question would be, "May I have ten more questions?"
But God may believe that to be pushing the envelope so, while there are many questions I have, one has been impressed in my thoughts lately.
The Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in the act of adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to Him, "Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?" This they said testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His fingers, as though He did not hear.
So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, cast the first stone." And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.
I wanna' know what He wrote with His finger on the ground. Was it for her benefit? For His own personal reason, showing His Father something? I just want to know what He wrote.
Bet you have a few questions yourself.
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Melody finally called today as she was loading her truck in the hospital's parking lot. She's been here in Houston one week today, and is dealing with a crabby husband, a job that can't function without her and a brother that will have to return here to pickup their Mom. She's exhausted, can't sleep here with all our noise pollution (she and Boyd live on a ranch in Del Valle TX.) and hasn't had much of an appetite.
Mel said they discovered a blood clot in her leg and she's on two meds to dissolve it. So my prayers continue for Melody and her family. She'll be leaving here Sunday driving home. We have decided the circumstances of her being in Houston was not conducive to meeting a 8-yr. old pen pal for the first time.
Like she said, she wouldn't have time to visit with me (which I did not expect in the first place) so better circumstances is the future premise for meeting. Not when a loved one is in OR having her stomach removed.
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Time for My Top 50 LIKES:
1. I like reading the Bible, listening and singing with Praise & Worship music
2. I like the desserts I make, especially my icebox banana pudding. Mmmm . . .
3. I like Jif or Peter Pan peanut butter and fresh banana sandwiches on whole wheat bread
4. I like my ice cream with no marshmallows, nuts, cookie dough, or reeses pieces in it. I'm an ice cream purist
5. I like the Beatles and Elvis Presley's music
6. I like songs I can sing along with, I like to harmonize
7. I like competing with men in the workplace and playing men at Scrabble
8. I like Garage Sales and Resale Shops
9. I like my Wednesday morning Bible class
10. I like evaporated milk in my scalding coffee
11. I like to use honey sometimes as a sweetener in cafe
12. I like to burn incense or plug ins that have Hawaiian scented oil in them
13. I like Jeeps - they remind me of a bygone era. Not the new ones, NO, the older, boxier ones that look like the WWII Jeep.
14. I like excellent bed linens, the bed is our place of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. Should be of the highest quality, the mattress and box springs, natch.
15. I like action/adventure/thriller/murder/mystery/supernatural movies.
16. I like to think I could write reviews for chick flicks
17. I like NO politicians at the present time.* (@the ending)
18. I like being the first to start a conversation at the bus stop, grocery store line, post office line, anywhere, anytime to break ice and be a pleasant memory.
19. I like to think that my son will become the same "friendly type" of person
20. I like educational TV - History Chanel, PBS, Discovery, The Learning Channel, and of course, Fox News Channel. These to me broadcast real drama, not contrived sit coms, mindless shoot-'em-up-Tonys and melodramas that magically happen and are resolved in less than 60 minutes.
21. I like harmony in music and people's voices.
22. I like civil-toned discussions - debates
23. I like Native American music. The flutes and drums are beyond beautiful, tranquil
24. I like textures, in clothing especially, furniture, kitchen linen including exquisite linen tablecloths and napkins.
25. I like to play around with floral arrangements; can't afford to buy them, so I make them and then I'm asked, "where in the world did you get that?" (**chest swells and joy springs internal**)
26. I like the old, traditional church hymns and singing soprano or alto. I can do either.
27. I like the voices of older people
28. I like the tiger as My Favorite animal
29. I like angel fish in my aquarium
30. I like nature's fury - it makes me know who is in control
31. I like the work of Monet
32. I like the works of Edgar Allen Poe
33. I like traditional rhyming, metered poetry
34. I really like MEN, in spite of themselves
35. I like and embrace passionate people - whatever their passion is, as long as it ain't me.
36. I like being barefoot in thick, lush grass
37. I like the fragrance of a gardenia garden - intoxicating!
38. I like the freedom of being without underwear. I don't like anything on my body that traps heat.
39. I like doing make-overs (face and hair) on my girlfriends, I like using my cosmetology education even though it's been 38 years since I received my license.
40. I like making women (and men upon occasion) feel better about themselves.
41. I like making things BETTER. No matter what it is, I KNOW I can make it better.
42. I like the confidence my Lord has given me.
43. I like the ultra-courage I surprise myself with occasionally.
44. I like turning heads when I know I'm dressed and tressed to the nines.
45. I like a level of " flirting ". There is a line to stay behind when playing this game and I play well.
46. I like wearing skirts and dresses where air can circulate as opposed to jeans and shorts (too hot + they are a heat trapper).
47. I like sarcastic humor.
48. I like a clean, sparklin' home.
49. I like it when my son's friends come over even when he's not here, to hang out and visit while they're on their lunch break. It makes my swell up. Plus it shows my Mr. Smarty-Pants that I'm not as bad as he thinks I am.
50. I like seeing my blahhhg numbers go up even though my readers are very quiet. I wish that were different BUT I'm grateful for the readership.
*17. I like Sarah Palin as a mother, professional and politician.
Dratz, I could go on, but I'll stop at 50. Tomorrow I'll do my I LOVE List.
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Quick little story before I go today:
POINT: First Public Prayer
Time: Summer 2001
Cody's Age: 12
Place: Methodist Church Camp, many miles away, . . .
Okay, I had heard much whining previous to going to the Methodist church camp for 4 days and nights. "I don't wanna' go, there won't be no one there I know." "How can a church camp be any fun?" "It's gonna' be dorky Mom!", "Do I haf' to go?" "If I don't like it, will you come get me?" "Are there gonna' be girls there?"
So after verbal battling my young son, I was set and determined he go and as the time neared for his departure, I knew I would be saying my first ever public prayer over that driver who was taking my son and other mother's sons to this camp.
It was over 150 miles to the campgrounds and I was apprehensive about letting my child out of my sight with a group that I barely knew, but his place had been paid for by a friend of the church, so I knew deep inside that God had again provided. He would have a memory that will last his lifetime, I just HAD to pray over that driver and the children before they left the church parking lot.
As we sat (we were way early) waiting for the other children to appear, he was now excited about leaving his parents authority and being on his own, as it seemed to him. We had warned him about causing ANY trouble while he was there. As we waited, my stomach was churning and burning, first time Cody would be away from home that long. NOTE: Primo opportunity for the dark forces to wickedly place scenes in parents heads. Ugh!
The kids came struggling with their backpacks and musical cases and the driver appeared with his two sons. All gear was stashed in the trunk and the kids were claiming their shot-gun seats when the driver came up to my van window, . . .
I sputtered out loud that I HAD to pray over them before they left so the driver acknowledged my request and had the kids to line up outside my van. (** the thoughts running thru my head were really the dark forces trying to make me forsake the prayer, "you'll say something stupid," "you'll embarrass your son", "you'll make an ass of yourself" "they will laugh at you behind your back"**)
OH YES, all that garbage was running a muck in my brain because I WAS fearful of looking foolish, BUT I COULD NOT WATCH MY FRUIT OF THE WOMB DRIVE AWAY WITHOUT A PRAYER OF PROTECTION TO COVER HIM AND ALL THE KIDS AND DRIVER! I couldn't and wouldn't.
As I lowered my head to begin, I silently asked quickly that God be with me as I spoke. I can't truthfully say I remember what all I said but I was uneasy, uncomfortable and repeated a coupla' things because I was so nervous. Needless to say, I stumbled thru it and as I closed it I heard some agreeable Amens from the driver and the kids.
I was a tad pink afterward because I felt so inadequate in the words I used, but all I KNOW is my heart was pure when I asked for their protection.
Cody told me later that the driver told him that in all his years of hauling kids to that camp, not one parent had ever prayed for their safety. What a joy to hear that. He told Cody how much that meant to him. H A L L E L U J A H
I thanked the Lord for my persistence in face of my fear to publicly pray. You NEVER know what YOUR prayer can do for someone. While it was not a pretty prayer, it was sincere and that's all He's asking of us.
Years later, I asked my son if I embarrassed him that morning, "Heck no Mom, all the kids said how cool it was to have somebody pray for this fun trip to be made funner!" Out of the mouths of babes!
So Readers, FEAR NOT because if what you are doing magnifies the Lord, you ARE on the correct path and He will bless you, some how, some way, some place, in His time.
Tomorrow is my 2nd month anniversary of this blahhhg - while I don't believe the total hits will double, I'll be anxious to see what the numbers are.
May you and your families be blessed by the Majesty and Might of Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
He wants to be First on your Hit Parade.
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|6/11/** Tom got the printer hooked up and working, made a copy, then all of a sudden, it exited the Net all by itself.
Tom blew his best computer-breath on it for about 15+ man hours, after att.net said they could not fix this computer. But Tom, determined not to pay a ridiculous service charge, just held onto this problem like a Vick-pit and here I am.
So, I'm thrilled needless to say. I had locked up this entry yesterday not knowing that would happen, plus I was plannin' on comin' back to finish. There should always be a Plan B. Military will tell ya' that.
Dear God, Friends can be so much fun, so encouraging, so good; but friends can be discouraging and pull me down too. Please help me to be a friend that is there for others; a friend who is loving and kind, but who will speak words of truth and warning when necessary; a friend who uplifts and prays for others. And God, please give me friends who will be the same way with me.
All people need love and support.
Please fill that need in my life with Your presence and with the presence of good, biblical friends and loving family. Thank you so much.
In Jesus' name I pray,
So, I'll just continue to the next day since it is the 11th.
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While this link is specifically for Sarah of course others may find interest in this world scenario.
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Other things in the news - Harris County, Houston, Texas has the dubious distinction of LEADING THE NATION IN THE NUMBER OF ALCOHOL-RELATED AUTO FATALITIES AND ARRESTS FOR DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED. That should keep tourists away, far away!
The Chronicle's Letters to the Editor regarding Obama's Muslim speech, printed one from the Executive director, American Muslim Chamber of Commerce, USA, Houston.
. . . and right behind it, or next was a letter from the Director, American Jewish Committee - Houston. These were both giving accolades to the Prez for the content of his speech. Geez, they actually agreed on something How totally bizarre.
Yes, yes, yes, I can agree that BO has a wonderful command of the English language, it's just his ideologies that make me withhold my applause and cheers.
His bowing to other heads of state. (That really chaps my behind)
His broken promise that new proposed legislation would be posted on the internet for what, 4 or 5 days, so Americans can SEE & READ what these greasy politicians are up to, has NOT happened. An administration of "Transparency" - he campaigned on that, yet things are being passed into law that, YOU, the public are unaware of.
He promised NO MORE earmarks - yet the stimulus package of 787 Billion was loaded with 8K+ of them. Does the word LIAR fit yet?
Telling the American public that "special interest groups" better known as lobbyists would not sway or influence America's policy-making, YET HE APPOINTED several to key Cabinet positions. L I A R !
Yes, I can call him a LIAR - He has NOT kept his campaign promises. Is he the first to make such promises? No, he isn't - however he made such a point of truthfulness, transparency, and CHANGE that "WE the PEOPLE" can see and hear how nothing has really changed.
And what about this " czar " business? Since when do we use communist titles in our free society??? It's just another step folks, another not-so-subtle encroachment on our liberties. There are now approximately twenty, (20!) such czars, as I understand it, these czars are accountable to NO ONE! NO ONE, man, can you wrap your grey matter around that???
Picking Joe Biden, an ingrained insider, was Obama's "team" decision. After all, ole Joe knows the ropes. While it's true he often gets tangled up in those ropes himself, he clearly knows how, when and where to steer Obama for the most positive results. He is in the wings as the behind-the-scenes man, cause God knows, he has NO business out front with the politicians who know when to keep their yapper shut.
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Cody's girl has yet to step a foot inside this apartment. She was paid last Friday and she told him that she doesn't have the money to pay him back. (**vapor escaping**)
Yes, I AM STEAMED! I'm just hoping that she'll call my land line because she cannot reach Cody on his phone, it's been turned OFF for non-payment, thanks to her lying, opportunistic butt.
The call I made to her mother was not about the phone, it was about pill-taking, Xanex - He came in Friday night all belligerent, wanting to fight and as sheety as he could be. I'm sick of his disrespect and the level to which it is rising. That happens EVERY time he takes those damn bars.
Shelley (Lou's Mom) has not returned my call. Not a surprise when Lou's parentS drink EVERY DAY! Lou drives around with a beer in a brown paper bag, is that paper bag supposed to cover up her beer-breath when she's stopped by the guys in blue?
See what lessons we subliminally give our kids? Mom drives a cab and drinks while driving that cab ALL DAY. So is it any surprise that middle daughter feels it's okay to do what Mom does? Her Dad, is a diabetic, has Hepatitis of 2 kinds and drinks alcohol EVERY BLEEPIN' DAY. It's no wonder Lou has this attitude about alcohol.
I remember when Cody was in high school and visiting a friend, that had in their neighborhood some high school girls and Chase's house became a gathering place for girls to hang out and socialize with the music-playin' boys.
Cody took 4 or 5 bars that night and at some ungodly hour went to the girl's house right across the street and woke up the entire family and then proceeded to CUSS OUT the mother. (**Oh Sweet Jesus - tell me that it was really someone else' kid**)
When that mother called me, I had to take what she so maturely doled out to me. That afternoon when he got home from school, we went STRAIGHT to that home, I made him go up to the door, ring that doorbell and APOLOGIZE to that entire family, starting with the mother FIRST, then the daughter, and Pops was all ears.
The mother thanked me profusely and Cody's apology was a little shy but sincere nevertheless.
Both these kids need a HARD lesson. They BOTH think and believe that laws are unfair, therefore they shouldn't have to abide by them. Pitiful.
When it comes to Cody Adam Thomas J. and his philosophy on Life and the Law, his Dad and I have our hardest core arguments. I was the disciplinarian, balanced with plenty of huggs and kisses, but Dad was a Disney Daddy, always the buddy and Cody's Pal.
Never a parent! (** deep sigh **)
All I can do and do so willingly is to P U S H - and some of you know what that acronym means; Pray Until Something Happens, and I DO.
One question before I tear myself away from here ; Do any of you get Charles Krauthammer's column in your paper? He's also a FOX news contributor. He's a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist based in Washington, D.C. and I think he ROCKS.
Check him out and see what you think!
You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.
|I receive these daily prayer emails and sometimes (should always share) I will pass them along.
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Dear God, I present my body as a living sacrifice unto You. Please help me to be holy and acceptable, which is my reasonable service (as Your Word exhorts in Romans 12:1). Guide and direct me, protect me from harm and evil, and shine through my life to influence the world around me for You. May You be glorified and may the lost be pointed to Jesus through the testimony of my life. Please keep me pure and forgive me, dear God, of my sins and failures so that I might start afresh, again today.
In Jesus' Name I pray,
As Stephen Colbert would say, now for today's WORD:
Remedy for Depression
TGIF - Today God Is First Don't you just love acronyms?
Volume 2, by Os Hillman
"To console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness" (Isa 61:2-3 NKJV).
A 1988 article in Psychology Today reported on an experiment involving 1700 women under stress. The women participated in various projects that involved helping other people. Within 30 days, 85 percent of the women reported that they had been relieved of stress symptoms that included "stress-related disorders such as headaches, voice loss and even pain accompanying lupus and multiple sclerosis."*
I suspect many people could save thousands of dollars on therapy and antidepressants if they would just take time to serve others. The best way to get beyond our pain is to get outside of it. I discovered this in my own journey through a particular dark time. I decided to serve others even though I was in great emotional pain.
This had a remarkable positive effect on my emotional state. (**Double **)
When we refocus our attention on the needs of others when we ourselves are in turmoil, it allows the burden of our circumstance to be removed from us. The more one focuses on their own problem the more likely you are to become depressed.
Isaiah understood a principle that is still valid today. If you find yourself depressed because of a circumstance in your life, take Isaiah's advice - begin to praise the Lord in spite of the circumstances you see. Then you will see the spirit of heaviness begin to be lifted.
You know I added the emphasis,
Nice way to start Sunday morning, along with Creflo Dollar's half-hour word and a steaming, scalding mug of java, delishhh
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Cody didn't cuss me out this am when it was the early (6:30am) hour to GET THAT BLOOD A PUMPIN' He made his lunch last night, so he was good to go, should have showered but he didn't. I hate it when he does that. (**sniff, sniff, **)
Tom is sleeping in his room always with the door shut, yes! (He's allergic to cats but insists on wanting them around) Max & Molls have been watered, re-kibbled and box maintenance done to Mollie's specs.
Even Princess the outside, (nobody knows who she belongs to) cat is pregnant again and starving ALL the time. **sigh** Fed and watered her, much to Max's scrutiny. (**she should've had a hole burned in 'er**)
No one whining, demanding, meow-talkin', soliciting calls, or man-talkin', . . . so Ms Compaq and I may spend some "quality time" together.
But now, my tummy hurts (DRATZ) -
1/2 hour - I hope.
Praise Our God, He loves me and knows how to get my attention through the Holy Ghost.
Yall know it was changed by mass media (movies in particular) to Holy Spirit to take away the supernatural alien-type, radical kind of thinking that is associated with the word " ghost " ** eyes widen and YOU are thinking; "what's she talking about . . . hmm??" **
The word GHOST can conjure up many different things to many different people. Ohhh, YES! Just like the owl, uh huh, yes, . . . the bird! Big eyes, strong, carnivorous and worshiped by many different lands in both a positive and negative manner. So when I see divisiveness on any subject, I seek out what the Bible has to say about it.
(**took too many years to get to this point when it's been there from my Day One**)
(**deep sigh**) This owl is Molech, an idol that ancient Israelites fell to worshiping due to the inhabitants of that land, inter-marriage and concubines, . . . AND we have evidence that some place in California (natch, ), has an Annual celebration with a membership or Guest List of people that I cannot believe are involved with the apparent worship of some owl idol. That's too radical, that's too preposterous, and INCONCEIVABLE, yet, video can be seen at Bohemian Grove web-site. I'll get it for you and YOU DECIDE.
Here and a LOT MORE: http://www.infowars.com/bg1.html After you look at what you want, scroll all the way down, taking in all there is to see.
Then there's http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-82095917705734983
Yes and while I'm on this related subject - Halloween; when merchants, have in recent years, enjoyed astronomical sales, people want the goriest, most hideous, disgusting, "looks" they can muster and the spookier the better. Historically ghosts have been perceived as bad luck, messengers of an omen or something to FEAR. So it most readily found its way into Halloween costumes and stories.
POINT: When Halloween rolls to my house, there on the back of my kitchen chair is fitted a white pillowcase with a message in heavy, wide, black sticky-backed vinyl letters, this word for the "trick or treaters",
MAY THE HOLY GHOST GO WITH YOU ALL
And every year I think someone will desecrate my message or break/steal my chair, BUT it remains unscathed by the dark forces Hallelujah, Thine the Glory
It's been 6 years and counting. Same pillowcase, different chair. I see God's army of angels as like Olympic runners, Track & Field, in their starting blocks ready, poised and anticipating the Starting Gun, . . . and they're off when anyone does the smallest act from their heart.
Due to my precious child's state of mind last night I did not write about men like I was gonna'. But no Big Deal, maybe I shouldn't. I might scare away some readers, but then again, maybe I'll get some more, . . . hmmm, . . . the SIDE of this is, whatever I write about men must be pleasing unto the Lord. That's a tough assignment.
Hey, I CAN be pleasing AND honest
Now, it's hunger that disrupts my thoughts of interest, nothing to do but cave in to it and EAT, hey YALL -
Have a relaxing, restful, recommitted Sunday.
Before I forget, I deliberately set out to find Kathleen 'S port and found something in common with this Senior Mod, check her out in this mini-biog
I had to review this one - you'll enjoy it especially if you are around our age.
(**munch, graze, ooh, masticate, ahhh, drool and swallow**) FOOD, People! FOOD
My New Leger~ Signatures - On Sale too!
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The Belmont Stakes, the third leg of the Triple Crown will probably be won by the jockey today
He rode Mine that Bird to victory in the Kentucky Derby, then rode the filly to her win at the Preakness and now he's on top of Mine that Bird again for today's race. I hope he does it. (**clap, clap, clap**)
ABC starts the hype at, oops, now! I'll just have it on in the background, while I attempt to finish this entry.
Mine that Bird's owner, Chip Woolley, drove his pick up with the horse in a trailer from New Mexico to the Belmont racetrack still in a right leg cast. What determination, man, you would think with the winnings from the Derby he could have afforded to fly his horse and himself to the Belmont.
But what do I know?
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My son has come in here tonight crying and that makes me want to get that girl with both hands. He paid her phone bill last week when he got paid, he run home here to get the money he had set aside and LOANED it to her so she could get her cell turned back on. She told him that she would pay his cell phone when she got paid. That's only fair.
Yesterday she got paid and now she's telling Cody that IF she has enough, she'll pay his phone bill. I am incensed that she dare to use him like that. He has jumped through hoops for her especially when it comes to her NEEDING money. And now she wants to renege on him. HORSE HOCKEY!
I called her Mom this am and left a message about Lou and Shelley never returned my call. She must already know what I want to talk to her about.
This little girl is gonna' learn some lessons, if I have to be her tutor She broke his heart once two years ago, then she talked to him like he was a dirty dog in the street and made him cry his eyes out for too long and that WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN.
My son is FAR from perfect, but he's always given her money for her emergencies and given with a cheerful heart, and she wants to eff him over? It's 10:35pm here in Houston, and if it were not so late I'd be on the phone again.
Like Scarlett O'Hara said, "Tomorrow is another day"
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Okay, I have gotten in line and I'm waiting, . . waiting for my turn. Since the wealth is being spread around, I can hang til it's MY turn, patience is a virtue and I've been believing God for more of it and since God is GOOD, He will dispense me some, prayerfully as much as I'll need waiting on MY bailout.
I even have a presentation to give whomever to cement the Deal. And the sweet part for the government is it's ONLY;
FIFTY THOUSAND AND NO/100 ***************************************$50,000.00
and NO, I do not expect to pay, nor wish to pay, neither do I feel it's patriotic to pay it back to the government that's been lying and ripping us ALL off, for bleeping decades.
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Overheard on Fox News:
10th Amendment Rights on Hold? Thomas Jefferson, chief penner of the Amendments, stated in the 10th Amendment, the premise for/and underlying principles regarding federal authority and those separate States Rights.
Mandates now trying to regulate intrastate commerce - Case in Point; products made in Tennessee should be policed by their State government, not the Federal government. This particular case is firearms and munitions manufacturing. It's becoming, as I knew it would, a political hot potato. (**Yikes**)
Americans, legit American gun owners are NOT going down without something happening. Former veterans, all the way back to WWII are having barroom, boardroom, and bedroom talks about the sheet that's going down as earthbound power-creators and power-brokers are making their plays. Some are NEVER disclosed to the public, what the newshounds don't know about, they can't sniff out, can they
People need to get their heads out of their derrieres and look at what's happening right under their noses. For pity's sake, stop acting like nothing bad is going down EVERY BLEEPING DAY. Look how fast Obamaites are moving. Read the paper, read Internet News, it's ALL there yall.
One day we'll wake up to "How did we allow this to happen?"
We won't like the answers.
Started a new Bible study, shorter presentations, (35-45 min.) 6-week course, instead of 10-weeks. My mind strayed the entire time, I was thinking of Melody's Mom and how the surgery went. Haven't heard a peep. Then I checked my email before feeling okay to go, and it became clearer . . .
Mel emailed me instead of calling and I know why. She didn't want to hear the disappointment in my voice as I wanted to be in prayer while her Mom was in the OR. Melody knows how much I believe in the Power of Prayer and she knew I had to secure a ride, which was on stand-by,. . . but her email said her Mom was very nervous and wanted no strangers around, prayers or not, just her daughter and I DO understand, I just wanted to be there for Melody Jo. Natalie's driving in here today, Melody's sister.
She apologized sincerely too many times so it will be as she wishes, . . . God will provide a way/time/place, so I'll lay that one at His feet.
She'll be here for 4 or 5 days so if it be His Will, it shall come to pass!
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Glenn Beck is here in Houston today/nite, sure would like to see that pudgie in person. I hope he had successful ticket revenues and Huge Houstonion Hospitality. When he speaks of Texas during his TV program, it's usually favorable.
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The link provided below might be of some interest to some of you. I confess to clicking on it. From a Biblical perspective, the dark forces/Satan is prince of the air and I've ALWAYS maintained that we will see whatever He wishes us to see. So when ordinary, regular people tell me they have seen something, I don't automatically discount their story.
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I've been waiting for this power printer cord to be mailed from friend and former neighbor, Diane in New Caney, Texas. She called yesterday and told me she mailed it out at the most economical rate and the teller said I would receive the package in 3 to 5 days. Thursday at the earliest and Saturday at the latest, but I . . .
GOT IT TODAY! Now I can print my letters of inquiry to the FDA, my letter of intent to litigate, to Tamra's wicked step-mother and adopted dad, to my doctor, letters to my pen pal, letters to the Social Security Administration, and to the Hershey Company and scads more. My biological mother was a letter writer deluxe according to her second cousin. So I am guessing that I got that part honestly.
I want to Review this past Sunday's funnies or comix strips. I thought they were unusually good this Sunday and decided it would be something different to review.
Houston Front Page Funnies -
Peanuts - Hasn't been the same for me since Schulz passed away.
Pearls Before Swine - I usually never "get" this cartoon and should I do "get it" upon occasion, it's NOT funny to me. (**hang on, I'm gettin' there**)
Mutts - Animals talking to each other, usually a dog and a cat.
This week the cat finds a spherical object in the grass,
2nd frame - picks it up, looking down at it, to the total excitement of the dog who is yellin' to THROW IT! THROW IT!
3rd frame - Dog jumps totally off the ground while screaming, THROW IT!
4th frame - Cat lobs ball over dog's head,
5th frame - six ARFs in the frame with the hind end only of the dog showing as he's OFF to retrieve said ball, while cat stands with front paws on his hips.
6th and final frame - Cat looks to you the reader and makes a deadpan comment; Dog Dynamite.
(**you know how dogs are, right? **) I love dogs too, so no nasty emails 'k?
ZITS - Love this cartoon because it deals with a teenage boy and his very un-hip parents.
1st frame - Mom has told Jeremy, "there's something I need to talk to you about."
2nd frame - Before she can start, kid asks her, "Having a sex change?"
3rd frame - she says, "No, I" . . . kid interrupts to ask if she's "an exotic dancer by day and a crime fighter by night?"
4th frame - Mom says louder, "NO! We" . . . kid again, "are joining the Witness Protection Program, so I need to change my name?"
5th frame - Mom says, "Your father and I" . . . kid again butts in, "are cousins?"
6th frame - Mom explodes, NO! WE'RE CHANGING SALSA BRANDS!!
7th frame - mother and son just stare at each other, no dialogue.
8th frame - Like it's now sunk into the Jeremy's brain stem;
W H A T ??
A teenage girl who lives with her parents and teenage brother, sometimes her friends at school are in the strip.
1st frame - Mom passes her while she's walking in an exaggerated manner. No dialogue.
2nd frame - Again she's in animated walking mode and Mom asks her why she's sulking around.
3rd frame - Luann (dialogue in dark grey color) explains to Mom and Dad that it's the runway model attitude, she wants to see if it's attractive in real life. Her Dad tells her she looks like an angry corpse
4th frame - She tells her Dad unequivocally, (still in dark color) "You're not exactly who I'm trying to attract, Dad." Mom says, "Trust me, you'll attract no one." Dad trying to be supportive of her says, "Zombies, she could attract zombies"
BABY BLUES -
1st, 2nd & 3rd frames - Little boy Hammie is sitting on the bathroom counter dousing himself with Dad's aftershave, everywhere on his body.
4th frame - Zoe, his older sister, falls backwards with "Hoooo-WEEEE!" The fumes are drifting under Dad's nose as Hammie holds up left leg and says, "I know! Gross, huh?"
5th frame - Zoe declares, "I bet that could peel the paint off a swing set!" To which Hammie agreeably says, "Let's go try!" Dad is listening to this exchange.
6th frame - Dad to Mom, "This Father's Day, think "wacky coffee mug" instead of aftershave."
GET FUZZY - This is another comic strip that I don't normally understand or think it to be funny, but sometimes it is. A male human named Rob, lives with a talking dog, Satchel (played in this strip as a real dummie) and a talking Siamese cat, named Bucky, who is deranged, .
1st frame - Satch greets Bucky and he's promptly shushed and informed that he (Bucky) is "incognito" clothed in a wide brim hat and a woman's dress.
2nd frame - Satch asks, "That's a cognito? It looks like a dress." Bucky corrects him, "No, I mean I'm trying to go unnoticed."
3rd frame - Satch reasonably deduces, "Then don't be a guy in a dress . . . Everybody's gonna' stare at that. It's quite interesting."
4th frame - Bucky still in drag, "Oh yeah? So what do they do in Scotland? Everybody's wearin' a dress there!"
5th frame - Satch, "Scotland? You mean everybody there is a scott?"
6th frame - Bucky answers, "That's the way it works, yes." To which Satch reasons, "Well . . . I suppose if everybody has the same name, you look for weird ways to get attention."
7th frame - Bucky's back to the reader confronts Satch's remark: "What?" Satch responds with, "So do all the Marys in Maryland wear pants?"
8th frame - Bucky removes his hat and declares, "Satchel, you're the biggest idiot in the History of Ever. To which the dog replies, "OK, SEE? I don't need the dress gimmick to be special!"
ME:Yucka, yucka, (**cymbal crash**)
DOONESBURY - This strip is sooo left-wing political I could , but I ALWAYS read it.
1st frame - young woman (Samantha) telling her visiting reverend that she's noticed something about the readings in church. Rev. Sloan asks "what's that Sam?"
2nd frame - Sam states that whenever he read from the Old Testament, God is always crabby and snarky to everyone. . .
3rd frame - she continues, "but the New Testament isn't about anger at all - it's about love."
4th frame - she goes on, "God's only Son is this total pacifist - He wouldn't harm a flea. He's just this humble dude who's mellow to everyone - even the Romans!"
5th frame - she can't stop, "He only really snaps once, right?" (Enter strip; the child's mother) "With who honey?"
6th frame - Sam says, "The moneylenders Mom!" Mom replies, "Oh, right. What IS it about moneylenders?" To which the Reverend says, "They do seem to set people off, don't they?"
ME: how about breaking the Laws of the Land? for starters, never mind, I'm done here. See? This strip is provocative.
B.C. No TWO of Top Three Strips - I love B.C.
1st frame - Two underground, burrowing type animals are watching a falling meteor not too far away, to wit also is a dinosaur. One little animal says; "Aha! The meteor approaches. Our time has come, brother."
2nd frame - . . . "so scamper and whimper in vain, you lumbering leviathans of the past - and with your dying breath, bear witness to the ascension of MAMMAL"
3rd frame - A HUGE BALL OF FIRE TRAVELING FAST DESCENDS CLOSER TO EARTH.
4th frame - the huge fire ball has decreased in size and speed.
5th frame - closer now, the fireball has again lost size and speed as it plummets right at the three animals.
6th frame - panned out frame of the towering dinosaur and the two teeny animals watching the ever-closing in of the ball of fire.
7th frame - The space object just ker-plinks at the foot of the dinosaur, kicking up a little dust.
8th frame - Little gopher/woodchuck/whatever says, "Look on the bright side, Harv. It was a terrific farewell speech!"
FAMILY CIRCUS - My #1 - I LOVE this strip, sooo many times I've cut it out and taped it to the bathroom wall at eye level to the commode! I used to do that a lot when my son was young to encourage him to read, especially when doing the heavy duty-doody.
1st scene - Billy walking by sees PJ crawling to Mom's potted plant.
2nd scene - Billy is hiding behind the wall so PJ won't see him as the baby is intrigued with that plant.
3rd scene - Billy getting a better view, sees PJ about to stand close to Mom's plant.
4th scene - Billy steps back a little, as PJ pulls up on table that has Mom's potted plant.
5th scene - Billy's whole head and 1/2 his body is visible as PJ reaches for and touches the leaf of Mom's potted plant.
6th scene - Billy hollers to top of his voice, "MOMMY! PJ's touching the plant!
Just like a kid to hope their sibling will get in trouble with Mom.
RED AND ROVER - this is Third of my Top Three, a little boy and his pot'na, his dog. Awww, . . . sometimes this strip can put a tear in my eye.
1st frame - Dusk. (5-6-yr. old) young boy with a hard, WW1-looking helmet on with binoculars up to his eyes, lying on his tummy with his blonde dog hunkering down right next to him in about 4-5 inches of grass. Obviously surveying the parameter.
2nd frame - still maintaining a tummy position, with his field glasses in place he asks, "Private Rover, what's our ammo situation?"
3rd frame - Rover looks to right and thinks, ' One squirt gun and two water balloons ' as his tongue hangs out and he looks to be smiling.
4th frame - The reader gets to see what the boy has discovered in his binocular "eyes". It's either an older brother OR the neighbor's teenage son washing his VW bug with a garden hose.
5th frame - Little boy still with glasses at his eyes, announces; "PERFECT".
6th frame - Pup's head is higher than boys as he says, "We attack tonight when he's in bed asleep."
You have to see the artwork in this strip, kinda' Calvin and Hobbsey. A boy and his dog, like peanut butter and vanilla wafers, they go together. A little girl and her kitten . . . . you get the drift .
I don't read Beetle Bailey (anymore), or F Minus, or Tank McNamara, or Dilbert, or The Argyle Sweater, or Funky Winkerbean, or Rex Morgan, or Sherman's Lagoon, or Blondie (anymore), Prince Valiant, The Amazing Spider-man.
The ones on the borderline are LIO`, Foxtrot, Baldo, Sally Forth, Crankshaft, For Better or Worse, Garfield, Hagar the Horrible, Heart of the City, Mother Goose & Grimm, Hi & Lois, CURTIS and Dennis the Menace.
Yeah, I enjoy the funnies. That's what I called them years ago, er, . . . um . . . decades ago, ahem . . . then I graduated to "comix" when my cousin teased me for calling them "funnies".
So I'm in hopes that you all still derive some pleasure some reading the comics on Sunday, if you have not in a while, it's okay to let your inner boy or girl come out to play, you just have to know when to go back inside.
Get it? AND AND
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance:
but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken
You silent, unknown to me Readers * OPPOSITE CHEEK ES to each of you.
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Obviously I didn't make it back yesterday to complete the thoughts crowding my mind, so I'll let that all go in light of the newer, juicier events unfolding.
I think I overdosed on Fox News Channel yesterday through mid-evening. From 3pm to 8pm, I lay, intermittently on my bed as I watched listened to Neil Cavuto, then my guy, Glenn Beck, (my mistake) the BBC broadcast at 5pm to half-past. Then 5:30pm to 7pm FNC, followed by The O'Reilly Factor over @ 8pm. **sigh** Yes, more than any one person should see at one sitting. <<< overload - WARNING - overload >>>
I am fascinated with all the latest developments, here at home, and abroad.
Additionally, I have been gulping down the associated websites regarding Jihad, Islamic radicals in Europe, IR gaining ground in Britain in particular. Honeybees diminishing population due to disease. Enhanced interrogation techniques, our Religious Freedoms gradually being watered down and in some instances BANNED from existence.
North Korea is showing their ass and actually wagging its vulgarity right in the UN's face (no biggie to me) but in OURS as well and SAID they would target American interests. That sounds like a double-dog dare to me
I applaud Netanyahu's (I can't believe I spelled that right, because I had to check) right-wing policies for Israel, her security and his hawkish attitude toward the Hamas & Hezbellah agenda. His Likud party has voted him into a coalition government in concert with another party and their voted in choice, sounds confusing to me, but nothing about Israel is simple.
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There is sooo much political poo-poo to notice, like this Roland Burris, Blago's choice ? for Obama's senate seat. I wanted to like that little man. I was lifting him up, not wanting to believe the charges made against him just because of his association with the tainted Governor. I defended him in conversations with friends refusing to believe a rumor. Prove it, then I'll jump up and down claiming your superiority, okay ?
. . . ca ca* - how many times do I jump? Side to side, or up and down?
The best part is I can admit it, when I'm wrong. Maybe not 100% of the time but in the ninety percentile.
* Spanish for " sheet " (dung, feces, fecal matter, poop, No.2)
ACORN: Are yall following this fiasco? O'Reilly has taken the story away from Glenn Beck, and had on the Factor last night the CEO of ACORN and a blind woman who had the title of Pastor, in my opinion, the former was not educated enough to be the CEO of the Mickey Mouse Club. She count not articulate an intelligent comment and Bill was really playing softball with both women.
YOUR tax S are mailed to that former funeral home, under the guise of a community outreach organization that is in actuality an umbrella conglomerate, that has under its roof 250+ organizations that are receiving contributions, donations, and earmarked through legislation funds. Bill read the titles of maybe ten of these fronts, all names sounding sooooooo American, Mom and apple pie-ish, like who would even suspect an American organization with such a noble name to do anything outside the Law???
You as a tax-contributing citizen wouldn't do that would you??? Americans better start pushing back this new administration's evolving and strengthening mind-set that if you oppose anything from or about them, you are a dissident, racist and/or unpatriotic. Which we all know, even the Dems, that that is TOTAL BullSheet!
O'Reilly offered to send FNC auditors to their Corporate Headquarters, in Louisiana to account to the viewers where all the millions are going. Funny how they were in no position to accept his offer. Hysterical even! The breaking point on this one is the Senators and Congressmen who've been approached about deeper investigation have some objections about "going forward". Why would that be?
The politicalese that's simple redundancy has to S T O P and REAL dialogue START. Can't they hear their own CRAP spewing forth? These people are automatons, none of them have had an original thought or idea since they signed away their ovaries and testicles in their junior year in the MACHINE
I'll bet a dime to a doughnut that EVERY one of the senators and congressman had, IN THE BEGINNING, idealistic notions about their new positions in the US government when they first took their Oath of Office, but Satan and his influences are everywhere, especially in Washington, where corruption is rampant and cover-ups are highly sophisticated and naturally secretive.
. . . and we don't know half of it! Betcha' we don't. Washington reminds me of those floating icebergs at the Poles, the danger being that you see only the tip of said iceberg, what lurks underneath is unknown until someone with their testicles and ovaries intact, goes in deeper to bring into the light what is really there.
When that happens the analogy still applies, the exposure will be like the ice shelves that crack and fall away into the brine. The iceberg scenario changes when the warmer climes are consistent. Just like the present political scene HAS TO change as the heat is applied to the guilty ones.
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Prince Harry has arrived in New York City to meet Gov. Patterson and visit Ground Zero, to pay his respects to the victims' and their families, for the Royal Family. Such a cute redhead.
Galveston, Texas was on Fox today as a success story risen from the Ike Hurricane destruction. My son has been there twice since Ike and says you cannot tell there ever was a hurricane. That is a total tourist town, they have to have the TT or they would NOT survive.
HEY READERS - Check out some Biblical prophecy sites; if the prophecies don't have Scriptural back-up, find one that does. You'll be educated, maybe even surprised at what is coming to these shores and what is already firmly entrenched.
New World Order: One Currency, One Government and One, if any, Religion. Oh, yes, very important, eventual weapon confiscation. The Second Amendment will not survive its place in our Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms.
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Ending on a personal positive note: The weight continues to fall as I cannot consume food as I did before, which in all honesty IS a GOOD thang I miss some things like nuts, but there is always a trade-off. So . . . I can live without 'em. :)
I forgot to mention that Zola Levitt, founder and editor of the Levitt Letter until his promotion to heaven, is/was a Messianic Jew, GLORY TO GOD, the most celebrated kind. You know that Jesus does a Dance of Joy every time a Jew accepts Him as Lord. I think if you see one mag you'll enjoy it very much and look forward to the next edition.
Factoids about Matthew
The Book of Matthew contains more references to than any of the other Gospels, probably due to the fact that Matthew was a tax collector.
"Kingdom of heaven" appears 33 times
"Son of David" appears 9 times and
"Kingdom of God" appears 4 times
Matthew uses the words "righteous and righteousness" more often than Mark, Luke and John combined!
Give to him who asks you,
and from him who wants to borrow from you,
do not turn away.
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