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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

You Are Now Entering the Mission Field

It should come as no surprise to you that we are living in a time where our basic freedoms are being challenged, and at the sometime, our basic freedoms are being affirmed. Is freedom of speech something we, as Americans, possess or something we repress? I’d venture to say at this point there is a huge chasm between those two camps!

Get a Laugh!

I spent a lot of time, money, and effort childproofing my house…but the kids still get in! What do you get if you cross a parrot and a millipede? A walkie-talkie! Ha! All funny stuff.

Peace in Your Time

Forget your troubles, Come on get happy. You better chase all your cares away. Shout hallelujah, Come on get happy. Get ready for the judgment day.” Sound familiar? That’s the first verse to the song, “Get Happy,” made famous in 1950 by Judy Garland. It’s a happy, up-beat tune for sure - with words about an often allusive emotion!

You One!

On May 23rd, Time magazine released the results of its world’s 100 most influential people. This list was first published in 1999 as the result of a debate among American academics, journalists and politicians.

The Divided States of America

Before her death, Ann Landers received about 10,000 letters a month from people requesting advice. Once, someone asked her what the most common question was. Her reply? People constantly seem to be afraid or worried about things.

Chomp! Chomp!!

Just mention the word 'rat' and everyone squirms - usually, the mere sight of one triggers gasps and shrieks from most people. Rats are associated with disease, rot, filth, and death. They come in more than 60 different varieties and some grow up to 30 inches in length.

These Are a Few of My Fakery Things

A man once died and appeared at the gates of heaven. St. Peter told the man that in order to get into heaven he had to accumulate 100 points based on how he had lived his life. St. Peter asked the man to begin describing his time on earth.

The Great Pretender

Ferdinand Demara - aka the Great Imposter - spent much of his life pretending to be somebody else. He lived as a monk, law student, zoology graduate, a teacher in Maine, a surgeon in the Royal Canadian Navy, an assistant warden at a Texas prison, and a Baptist minister. In reality, he was actually none of those things.

Martha – It’s The Big One!

“Martha! Come quick - it’s The Big One!” Yikes!! Sounds scary - so what’s going on here? Well - the first thing that probably comes to mind is that Martha’s guy is experiencing a heart attack commonly known as, The Big One, aka - the widow-maker.

Mañana? Maybe – Maybe Not

In October of 1871, the great evangelist D.L. Moody made, by his own admission, a horrible mistake. He had been preaching in the city of Chicago. Moody drew huge crowds of people to his meetings and on this particular Sunday evening, he drew his largest audience yet.