He responds to doers.
Sunday, December 31, 2006
He responds to doers.
Saturday, December 30, 2006
And as we were taking down the Christmas tree today, I commented to Brooke, "This is not near as much fun as putting it up with the Christmas music is playing and all." I couldn't help but notice that the sense of anticipation we had putting up the Christmas decorations was not there as we took them down.
I was thinking about this a bit more as I carried the Christmas tree into the garage for storage. I'm very glad I live under the New Testament covenant as opposed to the Old, but I got a new perspective today. I never much thought about the ANTICIPATION the Old Testament saints lived under. What must it have felt like for Simeon and the wise men as they saw thousands of years of prophecy fulfilled right before their eyes!
I don't guess any of this is too profound, but I gained a new perspective coming back from Christmas vacation and putting away Christmas decorations. There is something to be said for a sense of anticipation.
God, or some other omniscient being, would never racially profile. Why? Since He is all-knowing, He'd know who is and is not a terrorist or a criminal. We humans are not all-knowing. While a god would have perfect and complete information about everything, we humans have less than perfect and incomplete information. That means we must use substitutes such as guesses and hunches for certain kinds of information. It turns out that some physical attributes are highly correlated with other attributes that are less easily, or more costly, observed..." Read the rest of the article here.
Friday, December 29, 2006
No, I did not take a picture, but I can show you the evidence double-bagged in the dumpster if you don't believe me. We came home from our trip to Alabama and have been home for about 4 hours. I just got around to going into the bathroom in my office. We always leave the lid down on the toilets (because Boo thinks it is just a giant water bowl), so when I lifted the lid 5 minutes ago, it's the first time it's been up in over a week. As you might imagine, I was a bit startled to see a dead rat floating in my toilet! I'm glad he was dead, but I don't think I want to know how he got there. Ugghh!
Anyway, just thought I'd share that (true) story with you. I guess I can see two positives from this: 1) the rat is no longer here, 2) hopefully this was what was making the chewing noise Brooke was hearing at night before we left!
Enjoy the story...Brooke may make me take this down when she reads it!!!
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Also a good read: What Does Keith Ellison Believe? from Jihad Watch
Learning About Islam with Imam Ellison from FrontPagemag.com
Monday, December 25, 2006
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Question: if Mr. Mott were wearing a turban, do you think he would have been required to remove it? (question raised by Rush Limbaugh)
Long version: click on the picture if you want to read the whole story
"What's going on?" they ask.
"Two horses -- one gray, one chestnut -- are pulling a wagon carrying two men," the cowboy says. "One man is wearing a red shirt, the other a black shirt. They're heading east."
"Wow!" says one of the tourists. "You can tell all that just by listening to the ground?"
"No," says the cowboy. "They just ran over me."
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
So today, I looked around in my office and decided I wanted to reorganize. I've been moving furniture, vacuuming, cleaning shelves, throwing stuff away, boxing stuff up, etc. Brooke just came and told me that Amanda asked, "Is Daddy cleaning because we are having company over?"
Does this mean I should clean more?
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Amanda's Aunt Judy always sends a savings bond for Christmas. She also sent Amanda a card this year. When Brooke gave the card to Amanda, this is what Amanda did with it (you can click on the picture to make it larger).
Merry Christmas, Aunt Judy. You made Amanda Kay's day.
"Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. We also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the generally accepted calendar year 2007, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere , and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishes. By accepting these greetings you are accepting these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for herself or himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher."
For My Republican Friends:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Monday, December 11, 2006
- The American Way
Next question, did you see Superman standing in front of any waving American flags in the movie? Nope.
Last question: Did you catch what Perry White (editor of the Daily Planet) said when he was giving out Superman assignments to all of his staff upon Superman's return..."and find out if he still stands for truth, justice and all that stuff"! Hollywood can't even stand for a comic book character to pro-American. Can I "unwatch" the movie and boycott it?
Read the whole story here in the Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune.
You can read more about it in this blog posting from Jihad Watch. As the article said, the only thing harder to believe than Omar Ahmad saying this is any devout Muslim denying it. CAIR is trying to hide it's spots. Read for yourself.
An older doctor stopped her and asked what the problem was, and she told him her story. After listening, he had her sit down and relax in another room.
The doctor marched down the hallway to the back where the first doctor was and demanded, "What's the matter with you? Mrs. Terry is 59 years old, she has four grown children and seven grandchildren, and you told her she was pregnant?"
The new doctor continued to write on his clipboard and without looking up said, "Does she still have the hiccups?
Sunday, December 10, 2006
- 1 box Cheerios
- 1 box Wheat Chex
- 1 box Corn Chex
- 1 box Rice Checks
- 1 Can Spanish Peanuts
- 1 Can Mixed Nuts
- 1 pkg. pretzels
- 1/4 lb. butter
- 1/4 c. worshteshire sauce
- 1 T. celery salt
- 1 T. onion salt
- 1 T. cayenne pepper
Saturday, December 09, 2006
An elderly Florida lady did her shopping and, upon returning to her car, found four males in the act of leaving with her vehicle. She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at the top of her voice, "I have a gun, and I know how to use it! Get out of the car!" The four men didn't wait for a second invitation. They got out and ran like mad.
The lady, somewhat shaken, then proceeded to load her shopping bags into the back of the car and got into the driver's seat. She was so shaken that she could not get her key into the ignition. She tried and tried, and then it dawned on her why...for the same reason she did not understand why there was a football, a Frisbee and two 12 packs of beer in the front seat!
A few minutes later, she found her own car parked four or five spaces farther down. She loaded her bags into the car and drove to the police station to report her mistake. The sergeant to whom she told the story couldn't stop laughing. He pointed to the other end of the counter, where four pale men were reporting a car jacking by a mad, elderly woman described as white, less than five feet tall, glasses, curly white hair, and carrying a large handgun.
No charges were filed.
If you're going to have a Senior Moment, make it a memorable one!
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
A woman on board a flight bound for Dallas/Fort Worth apparently struck several matches in an attempt to hide a flatulent faux pas, reported the Tennessean.
The flight was brought in for an emergency landing after passengers reported a burning smell. After investigators began questioning people, the woman admitted to striking the matches while trying to hide her "body odor." She is from the Dallas area and reportedly has a medical condition.
When reports of the smells were heard, the plane landed in Nashville and all passengers and crew members were brought off board. Bomb-sniffing dogs were then called to the scene and they tracked down the used matches.
The flight took off again after the incident, but the woman was not allowed back on board. American Airlines has reportedly banned her for a long time. Although it is illegal to strike a match on a plane, the woman was not charged with any crime.Story here.
The tooth has been loose for a while and Amanda was determined to pull it herself. Brooke was out with friends last night when the tooth got real loose. Amanda showed it to me and then started crying, "please don't tell Mommy!" (literally crying). A note of explanation: I do NOT pull teeth, for some reason it grosses me out. I did not like loosing teeth as a kid because I thought it was gross. So Brooke has been the tooth puller at our house. There was that one time I had to hold Amanda down on the ground, but Brooke did the actual tooth pulling.
No before you put two and two together (the duct tape picture from a couple days ago and the whole pinning your child down thing), let me explain. Amanda usually wiggles her tooth until it is bleeding real good (like she did last night) and then just stalls and will not pull it out. She wiggles it, cries, whines and stays up late playing with it, but she will not do the deed. Finally we cannot take it anymore and Brooke yanks the thing out.
Last night, Amanda wiggled it around and I put her to bed because I knew she would not pull it. Two minutes after praying with her and coming back to my office, she was out of bed showing me her bleeding tooth (where she had begun wiggling it right after I left her room). Short version, I got the pliers out and "convinced" her it would be to her benefit to pull her own tooth. Three minutes later she came running to me to show me her accomplishment! Mommy brought the dollar home to put under her pillow. (Actually, she didn't go get a dollar...she bummed one off one of her friends. But you didn't hear that from me).
Six teeth down and I don't remember how many to go.
Sunday, December 03, 2006
What was kinda funny was the tape on Amanda's mouth. I put the tape on the girls' mouth last and told them I was not going to push it on, I would just put it on lightly for looks. That was not good enough for Amanda, so she pressed hers on good and tight. And then when it was time to take it off, she made a big "watch me" deal and RIPPED it off quickly. About 20 seconds later she was in the restroom running water over her lips because they hurt! Is it mean to laugh (to myself)?
Saturday, December 02, 2006
You can read the Fox News story here, but I'll summarize it just one word for you...
- They were not asked to leave simply because they were Muslims (there were other Muslims on the flight who were not given further scrutiny)
- Their prayers were not "normal" Muslim prayers
- Enough people on the plane were nervous about the actions of these six men that the passengers APPLAUDED the crew once the men were taken off the plane
Note: I had to try SEVERAL times to get the page to load. Probably thanks to the Drudge Report, lots of people are finding this site right now.
Friday, December 01, 2006
Side note: wow...Ann Coulter should run for the most hated political commentator on the planet...it was really hard to find an image of her (I use Google image search) that was not Photoshopped into something mean or nasty. We know Ms. Coulter doesn't claim to be tolerant. Isn't it the people doing all of the Photoshopping who espouse "tolerance"? What's up with that?
That’s a question with more than a little irony this week – the end of the much dreaded hurricane (non-)season.
NOAA has yet to issue its final seasonal summary for 2006, but one thing is clear – NOAA’s predictions for the 2006 hurricane season were way off. During the 2006 hurricane season there were only nine named-storms, five hurricanes, and two major hurricanes – none of which hit the U.S. According to NOAA’s own classification system, these numbers classify 2006 as a “below-normal” hurricane season – something NOAA gave only a 5 percent chance of happening. How can so many smart folks be so wrong? What’s the lesson to be learned from NOAA’s big whiff? Could it possibly be that predicting weather and climatic events isn’t so easy? Consider NOAA’s predictions for the 2006 hurricane season in the context of the manmade global warming hypothesis.
Read the whole article here.