Thursday, October 28, 2010

Dallas Cowboys

Police found a 6 year old boy wandering the streets.  Officer offered to take the boy home.  The boy said no because his mom beats him.  The police asked about his father.  The boy replied he beats him too.  The police asked well where do you want to live?  The boy replied “WITH THE DALLAS COWBOYS BECAUSE THEY DONT BEAT NOBODY!”

A Christian

A Christian

Several years ago, a preacher from
 out-of-state accepted a call to a church in Houston , Texas . Some weeks after he arrived, he had an occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area. When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much change.. As he considered what to do, he thought to himself, 'You'd better give the quarter back. It would be wrong to keep it.' Then he thought, 'Oh, forget it, it's only a quarter. Who would worry about this little amount? Anyway, the bus company gets too much fare; they will never miss it. Accept it as a 'gift from God' and keep quiet.' 

When his stop came, he paused momentarily at
 the door, and then he handed the quarter to the driver and said, 'Here,you gave me too much change ....'

The
driver, with a smile, replied, 'Aren't you the new preacher in town?'  


 

'Yes' he replied.

'Well, I have been thinking a lot lately
 about going somewhere to worship. I just wanted to see what you would do if I gave you too much change. I'll see you at church on Sunday.'

When the preacher stepped off of
  the bus, he literally grabbed the nearest light pole, held on, and said, 'Oh God, I almost sold your Son for a quarter.'

Our lives are the only Bible some people
 will ever read. This is a really scary example of how much people watch us as Christians, and will put us to the test!  Always be on guard -- and remember -- You carry the name of Christ on your shoulders when you call yourself  'Christian.'

Watch your thoughts ; they become
 words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
W atch
  your actions; they become habits..
Watch your habits; they
  become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your
  destiny. 


I'm glad a friend forwarded this to me as a  reminder. So, I choose to forward it to you - my friend.    God  bless you.


 If you don't pass this on to anybody, nothing  bad will happen; but, if you do, you will have ministered to  someone  today.

 

 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sin

Sermon yesterday was about being set free from sin.  I thought that was interesting because I had a conversation with a friend earlier in the week about that very thing.  They said that God hated homosexuals.  God doesnt hate us, he loves us.  If He didnt love us, He would not have sent Christ.  Its the sin God hates.  Then was asked, What about pedophiles?  Same thing.  Its the sin, not the person.  God hates ALL sin.  As for sexual sin, anything outside of marriage is a sin.  Not only is it a sin, but also a sin against yourself because you are defiling your body which God made.  Another thing, God didnt set the different levels of severity to sin, man did.  Sin cannot enter into heaven.  Why do you think God forsook Christ when he was on the cross?  Because all of our sin had been laid upon Him.  He became sin, who knew no sin.  When we think God has turned his back on us, it is us that has turned our back on God through our sin.  Repent means when you change direction and go back the way you came from.  In other words, do a u-turn Many times, when we sin, we ignore the voice of God telling us it is wrong.  Like any other parent, you tell your child so many times not to do something, eventually, you are going to quit telling them and let them suffer the consequences.  Why should God our Father be any different?  Oh, and God will not tempt us.  It is our own sinful nature that does that.  God will not tempt us with evil because God is not evil.  You dont tempt your kids with wrong things, do you?  It is a fallacy to say that God is tempting you.  Remember, God loves you and will not harm you.  Think about how you relate to your own children.  After thinking about that, why would God be any different to us, His children?  You love your child but dont necessarily like what they do, right?  This is just some food for thought.  Something to think about next time you think God hates you or that you have done something so wrong that there is not a way back to God.  He is our creator yet we expect less out of Him than we do our earthly parents That is the exact opposite of the way it is.  He is so much more than our earthly parents.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Green Saves Money

Looking at some the hacks that are out there, not only does hacking things save you money, but it also cuts down on the amount of trash we generate.  Not only do you get to be a steward of your money, you also get to be a steward of the Earth.

Swiffer Hack

I took the bottle of solution (once empty) and created a hole in the bottom.  Found screw to fit hole.  I now use a funnel to refill my Swiffer cleaning solution with my own mix of Pine-Sol and water.  Just saw a hack for the pads, use a washcloth in place of the pads.  Not only does this save you money, but also is a green way to do things. 

Saving Money

My husband and I have quit smoking.  My house is smelling better but our van smells like a guys locker room.  Plus, we installed an antenna and cancelled Dish.  Also found out, that on the AT&T family plan, if you have the unlimited family text for $30, unlimited internet on your phone is $10.  Then found out you can connect to your phones internet on your home computer via blue tooth.  Internet thru Dish aka Wild Blue was $70 with a bandwidth limit.  So cancelled that.  By cancelling both Dish and Wild blue, we saved about $135 a month. Add in the phones @ $50 we got a total monthly savings of about $421.

Going to work on getting items at home all on a main switch for each outlet.  Anything that has a light flashing or someting with an indicator even when it is turned off is still drawing power.  Going to see what going unplugged when not in use will do to our electric bill.

~$6 per pack * 7 days = $42
$42 * 2 people = $84 weekly
$84 * 4 weeks = $336 monthly
$85 cost saving of Dish and internet + $336 saved from smoking = $421 a month

Friday, September 24, 2010

Ronald Reagan's First Inaugural Address to the nation

"These United States are confronted with an economic affliction of great proportions. We suffer from the longest and one of the worst sustained inflations in our national history. It distorts our economic decisions, penalizes thrift, and crushes the struggling young and the fixed-income elderly alike. It threatens to shatter the lives of millions of our people. Idle industries have cast workers into unemployment, human misery and personal indignity. Those who do work are denied a fair return for their labor by a tax system which penalizes successful achievement and keeps us from maintaining full productivity. But great as our tax burden is, it has not kept pace with public spending. For decades we have piled deficit upon deficit, mortgaging our future and our children's future for the temporary convenience of the present. To continue this long trend is to guarantee tremendous social, cultural, political, and economic upheavals. You and I, as individuals, can, by borrowing, live beyond our means, but for only a limited period of time. Why then should we think that collectively, as a nation, we are not bound by that same limitation? We must act today in order to preserve tomorrow. And let there be no misunderstanding -- we're going to begin to act beginning today. The economic ills we suffer have come upon us over several decades. They will not go away in days, weeks, or months, but they will go away. They will go away because we as Americans have the capacity now, as we have had in the past, to do whatever needs to be done to preserve this last and greatest bastion of freedom. In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem."

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Courtroom quotes

Lawyer: “Trooper, when you stopped the defendant, were your red and blue lights flashing?”
Witness: “Yes.”
Lawyer: “Did the defendant say anything when she got out of her car?”
Witness: “Yes, sir.”
Lawyer: “What did she say?”
Witness: “‘What disco am I at?’”

Lawyer: “Was that the same nose you broke as a child?”
Witness: “I only have one, you know.”

Lawyer: “What is your date of birth?”
Witness: “July 15th.”
Lawyer: “What year?”
Witness: “Every year.”

Lawyer: “This myasthenia gravis — does it affect your memory at all?”
Witness: “Yes.”
Lawyer: “And in what ways does it affect your memory?”
Witness: “I forget.”
Lawyer: “You forget. Can you give us an example of something that you’ve forgotten?”

Lawyer: “How old is your son, the one living with you?”
Witness: “Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can’t remember which.”
Lawyer: “How long has he lived with you?”
Witness: “Forty-five years.”

Lawyer: “Can you describe what the person who attacked you looked like?”
Witness: “No. He was wearing a mask.”
Lawyer: “What was he wearing under the mask?”
Witness: “Er…his face.”

Lawyer: “What was the first thing your husband said to you when he woke that morning?”
Witness: “He said, ‘Where am I, Cathy?’”
Lawyer: “And why did that upset you?”
Witness: “My name is Susan.”

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Lawyer: “Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?”
Witness: “No.”
Lawyer: “Did you check for blood pressure?”
Witness: “No.”
Lawyer: “Did you check for breathing?”
Witness: “No.”
Lawyer: “So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?”
Witness: “No.”
Lawyer: “How can you be so sure, Doctor?”
Witness: “Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.”
Lawyer: “But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?”
Witness: “Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere.”

Lawyer: “And you check your radar unit frequently?”
Officer: “Yes, I do.”
Lawyer: “And was your radar unit functioning correctly at the time you had the plaintiff on radar?”
Officer: “Yes, it was malfunctioning correctly.”

Lawyer: “Sir, what is your IQ?”
Witness: “Well, I can see pretty well, I think.”

Lawyer: “What happened then?”
Witness: “He told me, he says, ‘I have to kill you because you can identify me.’”
Lawyer: “Did he kill you?”
Witness: “No.”

Lawyer: “Mr. Slatery, you went on a rather elaborate honeymoon, didn’t you?”
Witness: “I went to Europe, sir.”
Lawyer: “And you took your new wife?”

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Lawyer: “Now, Mrs. Johnson, how was your first marriage terminated?”
Witness: “By death.”
Lawyer: “And by whose death was it terminated?”

Lawyer: “I show you Exhibit 3 and ask you if you recognize that picture.”
Witness: “That’s me.”
Lawyer: “Were you present when that picture was taken?”

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Lawyer: “Do you know how far pregnant you are now?”
Witness: “I’ll be three months on November 8.”
Lawyer: “Apparently, then, the date of conception was August 8?”
Witness: “Yes.”
Lawyer: “What were you doing at that time?”

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

45 Life Lessons

Written by a 90 year old

This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!!

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come...

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."



 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Five Best Deal-Hunting Sites

If its not a deal, then its a no-go in my book.  In a later blog, Ill explain how I will be saving $80 a month.  Love shopping internet, means I dont have to deal with weather or people and it gets delivered to my door saving gas as well as time.

 

http://lifehacker.com/5613275/five-best-deal+hunting-sites

Wednesday

I am off work on Wednesday.  Planning on making bread.  I will post pics and steps and recipe.  Easier with a stand mixer but I burnt the motor in my stand mixer and burnt the motor in two hand mixers earlier this year.  I'll just have to get a work out.  Exercise never hurt anyone even if they are allergic to it.  I'll also post the steps and directions of making my miniblinds into roman type shades.

Make your own spices!!

make your own spice mixes for a fraction of cost.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Greenville PD needs fresh meat

Job Description and salary info.

More detailed document

Testing

This is one that I can access from work.  There are random thoughts or things I have to get off my chest so figured I'd start a blog.  Blogs have been around for years and I'm just now finally doing one.  Let's see if I can stick to this.  I hop from one project to another, never really finishing anything.

I was just saying to one of my coworkers, "Life is too short not to be random and enjoy yourself."  People need to step outside of what they think is normal.  They just might find life is more fun that way.  Live in the moment.  By no means go totally crazy, but be spontaneous.