Thursday, November 13, 2008

Rainy Days!

Blogger won't let me rearrange the order of the pics, so oh well....


Earlier today

(Notice the shiner his brother gave him with a shovel- starting to fade)

Gabe was a devil (cape & tail visible from back side) and J was a "Builder like Papa."

Messing with sleeping boy after long day of splashing in the mud

Boxer-briefs, of course, and quite stylish- if I do say so myself.

Mommy trying to be patient with CRABBY boy

It's rainig, it's pouring...

Says it All!

Matt's mom sent me this and it's the perfect representation. Check it out.

There was a chemistry professor in a large college who had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab, the professor noticed one young man, an exchange student, who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt. The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting Communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country's government and install a new Communist regime.

While telling his story, he looked at the professor and asked a strange question: "Do you know how to catch wild pigs?" The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The young man said that it was no joke.

"You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming.

"When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence. They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four Sid es of the fence up with a gate in the last side. The pigs, used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat that free corn again. You then slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd.

"Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are trapped. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity."

The young man then told the professor that this is exactly what he sees happening in America. The government keeps pushing us toward Communism/Socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tax exemptions, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, subsidized housing, school programs, medicine, drugs, etc. We continually lose our freedoms, just a little at a time.

We should always remember two truths: There is no such thing as a free lunch, and you can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself. If you see that all of this wonderful government 'help' is a problem confronting the future of freedom in America, you might want to send this on to your friends.

If you think the free ride is essential to your way of life, then you will probably delete this email.

Heaven help us when the gate slams shut!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Obama... it's really happening

While fully expected, it's still a shock. I'm fighting feelings of terror and alarm. All I can say is that too many in the last generation or two have done such a poor job of teaching their kids values and wisdom that the American people have brought this hell upon themselves- chosen it, literally. People are too self-centered and arrogant to have respect or gratitude or reverence for the work of the founding fathers, and they've become so lost that they are just sure they can do it better. Political correctness has become so popular that immature, irresponsible or misled people are desperate to be more politically correct than anyone else, so they look important and special. We wouldn't want to offend people in other countries that plot our desmise. We don't want to inforce morals or values (like -oh I don't know, not MURDERING BABIES, for example) within our own country because that might make evil people upset. Forget rewarding hard work and dedication or integrity- let's not hurt the feelings of those who are unwilling to try so hard.
Everything good that remains of this country is about to be buried under 6 feet of liberalism. Let's really hope it can be revived after being dismembered and burned and buried. It's about to get ugly and painful, but as long as good people remain, there will be hope for the future. We can and we will stand again and rebuild God's country. ...If God hasn't given up on us by then, after all that's been done to alienate Him.
I'm not kidding. This is a monumental event in the history of the world. The perfect storm is brewing, and much damage will be done. What we have got to do now is prepare storage of every kind for our families, and live by the values we are taught in the gospel. The Lord will stay with us and whatever happens, we must keep faith that we are blessed when we follow Him. If we do His will, the devil cannot prevail against us and we can go to our death without fear. It's so important not to focus on fear, but put our emphasis on planning for our families and relying on the Lord. I can't remember who it was who said it, but fear is the opposite of faith. There will be comfort and peace in our faith. It's the only way I survived while Matt was fighting in Iraq. It was a big lesson for me. This will be a much bigger test... it's time to get our ducks in a row. Good luck to you guys. Pray a lot, and may Heaven help us!