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PARABLE IN "F"When Josh Skiles was in seminary, his homiletics professor told the preaching class how important it is to usealliteration in one’s sermon. Josh took it to heart, so on his first Sunday behind the pulpit, he presented thisalliterated sermon based on The Prodigal Son story;Feeling footloose and frisky, a feather-brained fellowForsed his fond father to fork over the farthingsAnd flew far to foreign fieldsAnd fabulously frittered his fortune with faithless friends.Fleeced by his fellows in folly and facing famine,He found himself a feed flinger in a filthy farmyard.Fairly famishing, he fain would’ve filled his frameWith foraged food from fodder fragments."Fooey, my father’s flunkies fare far finer,"The frazzled fugitive forlornly fumbled, frankly facing facts.Frustrated by failure and filled with foreboding,He fled forthwith to his family.Falling at his father’s feet, he forlornly fumbled, "Father I’ve flunked,And fruitlessly forfeited family fellowship and favor."The farsighted father, forestalling further fliching,Frantically flagged their flunkies."Fetch a fatling from the flock and fix a feast."The fugitve’s faultfinding brother frownedOn fickle forgiveness of former folderol.But the faithful father figured,"Filial fidelity is fine, but the fugitve is found !What forbids fervent festivity?Let flags be unfurled ! Let fanfares flare !"Father’s forgiveness formed the foundationFor the former fugitve’s future fortitude !***********************************************************************************************************HEAR SAYPastor: "How did the assitant pastor’s sermon go Sunday?"Member: "It was a poor sermon. Nothing in it at all."(Upon seeing the assistant pastor)Pastor: "How did it go Sunday morning?"Assistant: "Excellently. I didn’t have time to prepare anything myself, so I preached one of yours."^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Funny, Isn’t It?Funny how tiring it is to serve God for one hour, but how quickly a team plays sixty minutes of basketball.***********************************************************************************************************
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It’s hot in Dixie, making going to the dumpster a hot walk. I went earlier today while it was less than 95.I just don’t tolerate high heat anymore and I feel for those who have to work outside and especiallythose who don’t have AC. There are some who aren’t as priviledged as some of us and we should alwaysremember where our Blessings come from instead of taking them for granted.My neighbors did get their AC fixed the same day they told the maintenance man about it. I don’t understandwhy they didn’t report it. If I had known, I would have told management. I really should be more observant,because in this heat even inside your clothes can’t stay dry.I’m in my own little world with Kassey and we have family come by occassionally. Except for Kassey askingto go out sometimes, we are both quite content. We sit by the window and watch the world go by. At the present,Kassey is napping on her contour pillow in her room. And I’ve got my feet up on my recliner, because I’ve had someswollen ankles lately. Oh I know I spend way too much time online, but it’s such an outlet for us seniors and I count itanother Blessing.I’ve met some really nice people online and I remember being so fearful in the beginning. However, there are those whodon’t really appreciate decency and try to force their way of scummy life on others. I temporarily made my space privatebecause of pornographic material entered on my profile and my space. A lot of you were victims in this as well and I hope MSNsteps up to the plate and stops this.On a lighter note………….Missing DeaconDeacon Roberts was leaving the morning service on Sunday morning. At the door, the pastor reached out and shookRobert’s hand. "By the way, Deacon, you need to join the army of the Lord." "I’m already in the army of the Lord, Pastor.""Then why do I only see you at Christmas and Easter?" Deacon Roberts whispered back, "I’m in the secret service."
It’s clouding up here and I hope we get buckets, coz my car really needs a washing. I haven’t actually seen the forecast…..they don’t know anyhow. I guess I’ll close my car back up. Even with the cardboard thingy in the windshield, it’s like an oven. Oh well, a trip to the mailbox is in order so I’m closing. I hope you all are well and having a blessed weekend.
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Once a month we have the apt. sprayed for bugs and spiders. This means a day of humping it and Kassey questioning what’s happening, human?I’m not lazy but truthfully I’d rather be online. Even in the midst of cleaning or moving things around, I know when someone’s signing in. On the 2009 version you can put a sound to different friends names, which is neat. I do not like the 2009 version, so I now have the 2008 version again.Kassey sure has been good around the new bouquet ( pic added to photos later, time permitting)I received Saturday. It is more beautiful than the last one. This one has lovely greenery in it, not the fern like stuff…can’t recall what you call it. Anyhow, Kassey’s been wanting out ever since…….wanting some grass I guess. I keep telling her ‘if you’ll let me put your leash on, we’ll go out.’ lolThis has been a hot day ( 90’s) and I’ve been priviledged to stay indoors except for a trip to the dumpster this AM. I’m online now looking out the window through cat slobber. But, I don’t mind washing up after this little girl. She has so filled a void in this old girl’s life.I can’t imagine being without AC in this heat, the maintenance man told me that my neighbors on my right side, were without AC and had not reported it. They are both elderly men. Family brings them groceries, but I haven’t seen them lately. I saw through the cat slobber, the AC man came today. Sometimes these men wave at Kassey and it always makes her happy coz she loves people. We’ve been blessed with a cool place to live.Enough palaver..When I get off this puter, I’ll clean the cat slobber. And Jeanne and I are planning to go to Krogers later after it cools. I don’t like being out after dark, but it is cooler.It’s about time for chicken and veggies, the one-pot thing we love. Maybe Kassey will eat some too. Well I can’t stand looking at the cat slobber any longer, so …..CYL, Lord -Willing Blessings Always
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A word to the wife is suffient, provided that word is yes.The man of the hour is the one whose wife asked him to wait a minute.If you don’t think women are explosive, try dropping one.The best time to mow the grass is just after your wife suggests it.The wife who listens to every word her husband says is probably looking for a hole in his alibi.Words are powerful. For instance, if you say to a woman, "How cool you look," she’s pleased. Buttry telling her she doesn’t look so hot.It’s too bad all women don’t marry archeologists, for the older she gets the more intersted he is in her.A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home. (Chinese Proverb)The weaker sex is the stronger sex because of the weakness of the stronger sex for the weaker sex.When a man answers the phone he reaches for a pencil. A woman grabs a chair.Certainly, God created man before woman. But then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece.God made woman when a man was in his first sleep, and man hasn’t had any repose since.Women can never be as successful as men; they have no wives to advise them.Most women’s magazines have fifty pages of recipes and fifty pages of diets.Woman has been placed at a disdvantage; man can now travel faster than sound.After winning an argument with his wife, the wisest thing a man can do is apologize.The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.The best way to compliment your wife is frequently.A diplomat is a man who can make his wife believe she would look fat in a fur coat.The safest way to disagree with your wife is very quietly.When a man brings his wife flowers for no reason—–he’d better have one.Genuine happiness is when a wife sees a double chin on her husband’s old girlfriend.Many husbands go broke on the money wives save on sales.The trouble with wives is that they’d rather mend your ways than your socks.The best thing about about women is that there are so many of them.Honor goes to kind and gracious women, mere money to cruel men. Proverbs 11:16A worthy wife is her husbands’s joy and crown; the other kind corrodes his strengthand tears down everything he does. Proverbs 12: 4
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FAITH1. If doubt overtakes you, stop for faith lift.2. Faith is not a pill you take but a muscle you use.washed3. Faith says, "I will give it before I get it."4. Christian faith helps us to face the music, even when we don’t like the tune.5. Feed your faith, and your doubts will starve to death.6. He who prays for rain should always carry an umbrella.7. Pray for faith that will not shrink when it is washed in the waters of affliction.8. There are a thousand ways of pleasing God, but not one without faith.9. When we do what we can, God will do what we can’t.10. Some people ask the Lord to guide them; then they grab the steering wheel.11. Faith hears the inaudible, sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and receives the impossible.12.Faith can rewrite your future.13. It is impossible for faith to overdraw its account on the bank of heaven.14. Faith is telling a mountain to move and being shocked only if it doesn’t.PROVERBS 11: 28 Trust in your money and down you go! Trust in God and flourish as a tree!PROVERBS 16:20 God blesses those who obey him; happy the man who puts his faith in the Lord.
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By God’s Grace, we made a safe trip and safe from Tornadic weather that was predicted for Nashville too. I had to call ‘911’, because this driver in a small Uhaul truck was going from one side to the other on Interstate 65. Sis took a chance and we got past him without a mishap. Of course while I was on the phone with the HP, I watched him in the mirror as he pulled into the Welcome Center.
We witnessed a very moving wedding between my nephew and his new bride. It was a small wedding with only family and I doubt there was a dry eye there, including the bride and groom. They are members of the Church and are both active in Vacation Bible School. Sis and I are so happy to have this good news.
I so hated to leave my Kassey home alone and I was happy to get home to her. I noticed that she ate very little and drank little water. She gobbled her food whole, as she does when I’m not by her side while she eats. She left it in the window seal for me…so glad she didn’t do in my shoe for leaving her alone. lol She is always welcome there, but I don’t know how that would work out, with 2 females there already. And those two female cats don’t get along at all.
Kassey is happy to have her human home and I’m happy to be safely home . She has been so sweet and loving, but slept in her room after walking across my bed. "All is well that ends well", someone said.
I couldn’t get a good signal for my laptop while in Nashville, so Kassey nor I could leave an update. I hope everyone is blessed with good weather today…we’ve had such angry weather lately. Blessings Always To Our Friends,
QuoteThe storm radio made a loud noice and this ‘human’ said we may have a tornado heading our way, so she cleaned out the closet again, not everything, just enough space for her laptop, her and yours truly. Our weather has been so iffy, she said she’d leave it out for now. After the storm passed we sat on the couch together while she was on her laptop. She didn’t have to ask me twice. It was soooo nice sitting there with her and besides , I was kind of afraid. With the sky making all those loud noices and flashing pretty colors, I wanted to be close to her. The closet was still waiting for us, but we were spared again.Sunday morning, when she wasn’t looking , I slipped into her bedroom closet. She checked to see if I was in the closet but I was well hidden and quite. She closed the door ,took her purse and headed for the front door. I wasn’t eating as usual, before leaving me alone. She called me and so she checked the closet and I got out of that dark closet, not wanting to stay there while she was gone. Sometimes she goes shopping after church and I would have been one hot cat with no essentials.She and my Aunt J are going on a trip today to her son’s for a wedding. She’ll be dressing in her Sunday clothes again…….open bedroom closet again……yes, I’m smiling . She’ll be sure this time that I’m not left in it ’cause, I’ll be left alone overnight and probably won’t see her until tomorrow night. I’ll be ok as long as we don’t have any bad storms. You know , God watches over kitties too and He protected us yet again. Blessings Always To My Friends, Kassey
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The storm radio made a loud noice and this ‘human’ said we may have a tornado heading our way, so she cleaned out the closet again, not everything, just enough space for her laptop, her and yours truly. Our weather has been so iffy, she said she’d leave it out for now. After the storm passed we sat on the couch together while she was on her laptop. She didn’t have to ask me twice. It was soooo nice sitting there with her and besides , I was kind of afraid. With the sky making all those loud noices and flashing pretty colors, I wanted to be close to her. The closet was still waiting for us, but we were spared again.Sunday morning, when she wasn’t looking , I slipped into her bedroom closet. She checked to see if I was in the closet but I was well hidden and quite. She closed the door ,took her purse and headed for the front door. I wasn’t eating as usual, before leaving me alone. She called me and so she checked the closet and I got out of that dark closet, not wanting to stay there while she was gone. Sometimes she goes shopping after church and I would have been one hot cat with no essentials.She and my Aunt J are going on a trip today to her son’s for a wedding. She’ll be dressing in her Sunday clothes again…….open bedroom closet again……yes, I’m smiling . She’ll be sure this time that I’m not left in it ’cause, I’ll be left alone overnight and probably won’t see her until tomorrow night. I’ll be ok as long as we don’t have any bad storms. You know , God watches over kitties too and He protected us yet again. Blessings Always To My Friends, Kassey
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QuoteThere’s nothing new to report about Andy’s condition. He has good days and bad days. When he’s feeling well enough he goes on the road with his dad who drives an 18 wheeler. He wears a foam pillow around his neck to keep it steady. When he’s tired he lies down in the truck. Someone has to ride with his dad because of his heart. and keep him awake.. So Andy’s brother David rides with him when Andy can’t . Both sons are mechanics and keep the truck going if they have a problem on the road, unless it’s something big. Oh I can report something happy. Andy has a new grandson. His name is CASPER CLOUD C. he was an 8 lb. 5 or 6 oz. His big sister’s name is JADE SKYE C.Well tonight I figured it was about time for some soul food, so I got cabbage from my sister, I cooked great northern beans, boiled potatoes in the jacket and baked crusty cornbread, had little green onions to boot. I don’t know how yall cook cabbage, but I add sugar and apple cider vinegar, w/o measuring , also Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Speaking of olive oil. It’s about time for my homemade tea cakes, which I use olive oil and I add my own stuff, raisin, coconut, cranberries,blueberries, cherries, oatmeal. I may even put prunes in this time. I’d cut them small. I’ll let yall know how they turn out. My friends, thank you all for visiting as I appreciate all of you. And I do appreciate your prayers for my son.
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QuoteI turned my back for awhile to watch TV and I must say I’m befuddled again. I needed to re-invite BERNICE,’ cause she was having a problem, so BERNICE if you can find me in this fine mess, please send me an invite. I hope all my friends can find me. giggle. I’m not too crazy about change (no reference to OBAMA) on spaces , that is. I barely got used to the original. ’nuff said for now. 33 F, Yall have fun,
GRACEWhen Brother Martin died and went to heaven, he was met at the front gate by St. Peter, who let him know that he needed one hundred points to make it in the pearly gates. "You tell me all the good things you’ve done, and I’ll give you points according to your deeds. When you reach one hundred, I’ll swing open the gates.""Okay, "Ted reported, "I was head usher at First Baptist for fifty years.""That’s wonderful", says St. Peter, "that’s worth two points.""I was married to the same woman for almost sixty-five years and never cheated on her.""Remarkable," Peter declared, "here are three more points.""Only three?" Ted frowned. "How about this? I started a soup kitchen in the inner city and worked in a homeless shelter." "Terrific, and here are two more points."Ted’s eyes opened wide, and he yelled, "Two points! At this rate the only way I’ll get into heaven is by the grace of God!""Come on in!"TIME’S A WASTIN’A minster waited in line to have his car filled with gas before a long holiday weekend. The attendant worked quickly, but there were many cars in front and in back of him. Finally the attendant motioned him toward a vacant pump. "Reverend," said the young man, "sorry about the delay. It seems as if everyone waits until the last minute to get ready for a long trip."
The minister chuckled, "I know exactly what you mean. It’s the same in my kind of business."
Didn’t someone say that many a truths are said in jest? …..Just something to think about.
Blessings Always, Ann
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