Monthly Archives: October 2008

Month: October 2008 It is well…………

It is in the quiet crucible of your personal private sufferings that your noblest dreams are born and God’s greatest gifts are given in compensation for what you’ve been through.” —-Wintley Phipps

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Month: October 2008 Whatsoever Things…

I must say… the political things are not the most important things to think on — though they are the things filling the space these days.  I considered a friend’s comment (regarding something completely unrelated) the other night — something she had shared with a friend of hers some time ago when the friend’s thoughts were occupied by unrighteous things.  She said, you are giving way too much mind space to that thing.  I considered this this morning as I realized I was allowing political mess to occupy too much space in my mind. In the end, all that will matter is what we’ve done with the LORD.  He will not ask who we voted for, or what we thought of the state of the state or the state of the economy or whatever.  The question will be what it was for His disciples — whom do *you* say that continue reading

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Month: October 2008 Remember I told you about butchering the chickens?

Well, butchering chickens is sort of like most other jobs you don’t want to do but do them anyway — both obligation and necessity reign over preference and desire.  Butchering chickens is instructive — both to butchers and to consumers.  The butchers see the incredible handiwork of the LORD, the “fruit” of much labour and the conquest satisfies that deep-seated hunter-gatherer disposition and is great consolation to the provider of the family.  The consumers?  Well, they just consume.  But they do dishes, too.  So, butchering and consuming is a win-win situation. We have yet to eat one of our “meat birds.”  But each time I go out to the freezer to retrieve some item, I see them all neatly cleaned up — filling one of the freezer shelves and some deep sense of satisfaction washes over me.  Satisfaction that there is: a.) meat in the freezer; b.) evidence of a continue reading

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Month: October 2008 what if it’s true?

I keep wondering how all this stuff is going to pan… Earlier today I heard a woman say that it would be a total miracle if JMcCain was elected President… and I replied that it would be a *miracle* if BarackObama were to be elected.  O… no, no, no… not bcz of any polls or anything like that but bcz he’s a man who’s largely come out of nowhere and has nothing clearly defined as far as policy or plausible solutions to the dilemma of the catastrophic financial and social problems facing this county (and around the world) and yet he *owns* the mainstream media outright — owns the opinion polls and doesn’t have to come clean on his records or public or private liaisons. I’ve been writing, deleting, rewriting and thinking on this post for days — maybe weeks.  Each day as another story is posted (and ignored by continue reading

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Month: October 2008 And you thought I didn’t have a sense of humour.

BREAKING NEWS  – To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II    In light of your failure in recent years to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately. (You should  look up ‘revocation’ in the Oxford English  Dictionary.)Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (except Kansas , which she does not fancy). Your new Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, will appoint a Governor for America without the need for further elections. Congress  and the Senate will be disbanded.  A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed. To aid in the transition to a British Crown dependency, the following  rules are introduced with immediate effect:   1.   The letter ‘U’ will be reinstated in words continue reading

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Month: October 2008 ditditdit dahdahdah ditditdit

A little weekend reading…  Okay, a lot of weekend reading… especially if you connect the dots. I think I hear it… the faint call is becoming louder:  … – – – …  is becoming …- – -… I started thinking along this line recently as I have been thinking more and more: dot, dot, dot… connect the dots.  American people: dot, dot, dot… connect the dots!  The I considered Morse Code and the sound of dots and dashes or dits and dah’s.  So, in these days, if people are of a mind to hear, they’ll hear the dits…and the connecting of the dots will soon sound like:  ditditdit dahdahdah ditditditdit.  That’s SOS in Morse Code. So, I posted the link to the Al Smith dinner last night, I thought I’d go ahead and post a few links… a few connect the dots links.  Yes… they are connect-the-dots and see the continue reading

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