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The Big News! ;)

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Ashlee and I have some ‘big news’!!!!!!

 

 

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April 1, 2011 at 7:35 am

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Mute Monday

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‘Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands always, so that it might go well with them and their children forever!’  ~ Deuteronomy 5:29

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March 16, 2009 at 6:07 am

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For No Particular Reason

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‘The LORD within her is righteous; he does no wrong. Morning by morning he dispenses his justice, and every new day he does not fail, yet the unrighteous know no shame.’  ~ Zepheniah 3:5
 

Van Morrison – Brand New Day

 

When all the dark clouds roll away
And the sun begins to shine
I see my freedom from across the way
And it comes right in on time
Well it shines so bright and it gives so much light
And it comes from the sky above
Makes me feel so free makes me feel like me
And lights my life with love

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February 27, 2009 at 5:55 pm

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Atlas’ Shoulders

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 ‘So they shook the dust from their feet in protest against them and went to Iconium.’  ~ Act 13:51

 

 

 

  • Here is a fascinating exposition on ‘What We Can Learn From Spaghetti Sauce.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Sgt. Chris Walker, a police officer in Petersburg, Va., grew up without ever meeting his biological father – until he suddenly discovered his own co-worker fit the description.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • What is life going to be like when we stop using dollars? Will we revert to bartering? Will we adopt euros or yen? Will we hoard gold? Or will we just roll wheelbarrows full of American currency to exchange for something more valuable — like toilet paper?’

 

 

 

  • Israeli archaeologists yesterday announced the discovery of a large building dating to the time of the First and Second Temples associated with Hezekiah, the King of Judah.’

 

 

 

The way you become wealthy is by producing more than you consume, not consuming more than you produce.’ ~ Doug Casey, The Daily Reckoning

 

 

 

 

 

Probably no event is more commonly cited as a Keynesian spending success story than World War II. Variants of this thesis can be found among across the political spectrum. On the right, neocon Conrad Black argues that World War II “had restored prosperity after the free market had failed.” On the left, Paul Krugman similarly writes: “There’s nothing magic about spending on tanks and bombs rather than roads and bridges. The reason World War II worked more effectively than the WPA [in terms of promoting economic growth] as that it was *bigger.*”

 

 

 

  • A Southern California counselor with nearly two decades of experience with foster children is challenging a decision that she be punished after four teens she took on an approved day-long outing encountered a beach festival – and heard Christian music.’

 

 

 

  • It is said that an ounce of gold bought 350 loaves of bread in the time of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, who died in 562 BC which is roughly what it buys today, a stretch of 2,500 years, while the dollar, on the other hand, has lost 97% of its buying power since 1913, less than 100 years ago, when the detestable Federal Reserve was given its diabolical unholy control of the nation’s banks and money by a corrupt Congress and allowed by a corrupt Supreme Court.’

    

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February 24, 2009 at 10:08 pm

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Flat and Repentant

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‘Surely I am too stupid to be a man.   I have not the understanding of a man.’  ~ Proverbs 30:2

Many of you know that Clan Lee suffered the effects of a flat tire while en route to worship yesterday (at a cool 70 mph, no less).  Praise be to God that no one was injured, it wasn’t raining, and my children couldn’t hear me as I attempted in vain to remove the spare tire from the undercarriage of the truck.  For posterity’s sake, Ashlee was able to snap a photograph of my feeble attempt to get us back on the road:

    

 

 

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February 23, 2009 at 12:12 pm

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The Libury

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‘Now this man Micah had a shrine, and he made an ephod and some idols and installed one of his sons as his priest.’  ~ Judges 17:5

 

In keeping with my recent theme of self-deprecating humour, I offer you the following from Doonesbury:

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February 17, 2009 at 12:32 pm

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Lincoln’s Birthday

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Happy Birthday, Abe

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February 11, 2009 at 9:59 pm

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