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Go Back to Blogger!

Posted by imfreenow on May 5, 2009

I know I know!  Can she make up her mind?  But I just made the mistake of thinking there were these basic things I couldn’t do in Blogger, and my user stats just stopped, cold, so I thought they were trying to tell me something (!)

But I talked to a blogging friend who straightened me out regarding the things I couldn’t do, and told me others had their user stats not working as well.

That’s the only thing that I won’t have working in my favor. WordPress has been just awesome – answering technical questions.

But there are aesthetic things I can’t do in WordPress – put lovely backgrounds in – change the color of text, change the paragraph format, and do with photos what I now know I can do in Blogger. In addition, there are videos I can’t import, and there’s the video I want to do of myself with my built-in camera on my computer, which Helen Migon is going to show me (Ha!)

So, to go back to Blogger, go here.

I can’t import the posts that I have done in WordPress, so I’ll have to add some of those, one by one back to my blogspot blog.

Oh how seriously we take our blogs!!!!!!

I hope you enjoy the look of my new blogspot blog, and that you who have me as one of the blogs you have set on your blog are not annoyed that you have to reset it again!!!!!

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Susan Boyle at 22

Posted by imfreenow on May 3, 2009

Now they found a video of her at 22 singing a Barbara Streisand song.  Her singing isn’t as nice.  But here is the site with the video.

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Obama’s Troubling Agenda

Posted by imfreenow on May 3, 2009

This is an email I just received:

www.grannywarriors.com
Whether you are an Obama fan, or not, EVERYONE IN THE U. S. needs to know….

Something happened… H.R. 1388 was passed yesterday, behind our backs. You may want to read about it. It wasn’t mentioned on the news… just went by on the ticker tape at the bottom of the CNN screen.

Obama funds $20M in tax payer dollars to immigrate Hamas Refugees to the USA. This is the news that didn’t make the headlines…

By executive order, President Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20..3 million in “migration assistance” to the Palestinian refugees and “conflict victims” in Gaza.

The “presidential determination”, which allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States, was signed on January 27 and appeared in the Federal Register on February 4.

Few on Capitol Hill, or in the media, took note that the order provides a free ticket replete with housing and food allowances to individuals who have displayed their overwhelming support to the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in the parliamentary election of January 2006.

Let’s review…itemized list of some of Barack Obama’s most recent actions since his inauguration:

His first call to any head of state, as president, was to Mahmoud Abbas, leader of Fatah party in the Palestinian territory.

His first one-on-one television interview with any news organization was with Al Arabia television.

His first executive order was to fund/facilitate abortion(s) not just here within the U. S., but within the world, using U. S. tax payer funds.

He ordered Guantanamo Bay closed and all military trials of detainees halted.

He ordered overseas CIA interrogation centers closed..

He withdrew all charges against the masterminds behind the USS Cole and the “terror attack” on 9/11.

Now we learn that he is allowing hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refuges to move to, and live in, the US at American taxpayer expense.

These important, and insightful, issues are being “lost” in the blinding bail-outs and “stimulation” packages.

Doubtful? To verify this for yourself:
www.thefederalregister.com/d.p/2009-02-04-E9-2488

PLEASE PASS THIS ON… AMERICA NEEDS TO KNOW

WE are losing this country at a rapid pace.

Obama is as much a “closet” Muslim as Barney Frank is a “closet” gay!

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Faith is….

Posted by imfreenow on April 30, 2009

….. the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
…based on a book by Pamela Reeve

Faith Is…

…the conviction of realities I cannot see or feel.

…not a leap in the dark, or a mystical experience,  or an indefinable encounter with someone,

-but trust in One who has explained Himself in a Person – Christ, in an historical record – the Bible.

…the handle by which I take God’s promises and apply them to my particular problems.

…remembering I am indispensable to God when I feel I only clutter up the landscape.

…allowing God to straighten the record when false things have been said about me.

…doing the right thing regardless of the consequences, knowing God will turn the ultimate effect to good.

…confidence in God when money is running out, not rolling in.

….remembering that in the kingdom of God everything is based on promise, not on feeling.

…rejecting the feeling of panic when things seem out of control – His control.

…refusing the thinking that God loves and cherishes the popular, attractive, talented Christian ,more than He loves and cherishes plain me.

…remembering I am God’s priceless treasure when I feel utterly worthless…

realizing what God is going to do through me will be on the basis of
miracle not man power,
His promise
not my goodness.

…expecting God to accomplish miracles…

through “little old me” with my five loaves and two fishes.

…dependence on God to work miracles in my
disposition…

thanking God when I want to complain.

…committing loved ones’ problems to God to solve.

…recognizing that God is the LORD OF TIME when my idea of timing doesn’t agree with His.

…the assurance that God is perfecting His design for me when my life’s course,
once a swift-flowing current
seems a stagnant pool.

…confidence in God’s faithfulness to me in an uncertain world,
on an uncharted course,
through an unknown future.

…reliance on the certainty that God has a pattern for my life
when everything seems meaningless…

…resting in the fact that God has an objective in leaving me on the scene
when I feel useless to Him and a burden to others.

…expecting a sea of golden grain from the bleak, barren, endless fields –
watered only by my tears –
where I walk alone.

…claiming God’s strength to endure pain – patiently.

…depending on the fact that God is love, not on my ability to figure out WHY.

…confidence that God is acting for my highest good when He answers
“No” to my prayers.

…thanking God when I am left with shattered plans,
that He has better plans.

…rejoicing in the eternal glory accumulating from my temporary troubles.

…refusal to worry when I haven’t a clue
as to what God would have me to do with my life.

…appreciating that my capacity to feel,
think
choose,
communicate,
achieve,
create,
commune with God comes from His making me like Himself.

…acknowledging God as the giver of abilities
when success is mine.

…thanking God for His gift of emotional health, not assuming it all
stems from my ability to cope with life.

…standing on the fact that God has designed me flawlessly
for His purposes in the universe
when I feel everything about me
is one big mistake.

…something God will prove genuine
by testing.

…developed through:
hardship
disappointment
disillusionment
conflict
frustration
failure
loss-

-not through:
stained glass
nor sweet religious props.

…fantasy-like, unless it is made real
in the way I interact with people.

…cooperating with God in changing me,
rather than taking refuge in piously
berating myself.

…not related to my believing hard enough,
nor my emotional exhilaration or flatness,
but rests on what God guarantees in His word.

…not faith in faith itself,
but faith in the
-FACTS of Scripture
-FACT of Christ’s death
-FACT of His resurrection.

…not a vague hope of a happy hereafter,
but an assurance of heaven
based on my trust in Christ’s death
as payment for my sins.

…refusing to feel guilty over PAST confessed sins,
when God, the judge, has sovereignly declared me –
‘PARDONED.’

…realizing that God is the God of NOW,
carrying on His purposes even in the tedious and boring
moments of my life.

…ceasing to worry, leaving the FUTURE to
the God who controls the future.

…the WAY to please God.

Here is one of my own:

Faith is…not giving up when waiting on a promise that God seems to have forgotten.

Do you have any of your own?

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Prager University: The American Trinity

Posted by imfreenow on April 30, 2009

Dennis Prager, talk show host, has some cool things to say about many aspects of life.  He just started this on-line university and this is his first lecture.  I heard this particular lecture in person, about what is unique about American values.

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National Friendship Week

Posted by imfreenow on April 30, 2009

This is an email from a friend for National Friendship Week that I have to post.  Few stories bring tears to my eyes, but this one did!

Let’s see if you send it back. We all know or knew
someone like this!!

One day, when I was a freshman in high school,

I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school.

His name was Kyle.

It looked like he was carrying all of his books.

I thought to myself, ‘Why would anyone bring home all
his books on a
Friday?

He must really be a nerd.’

I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game
with my friends
tomorrow afternoon), so I shrugged my shoulders and went
on.

As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward him.

They ran at him, knocking all his books out of his arms and
tripping him
so he landed in the dirt.

His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass
about ten feet
from him…

He looked up and I saw this terrible sadness in his eyes

My heart went out to him. So, I jogged over to him as he
crawled around
looking for his glasses, and I saw a tear in his eye.

As I handed him his glasses, I said, ‘Those guys are
jerks.’

They really should get lives.

‘ He looked at me and said, ‘Hey thanks!’

There was a big smile on his face.

It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude.

I helped him pick up his books, and asked him where he
lived..

As it turned out, he lived near me, so I asked him why I
had never seen
him before..

He said he had gone to private school before now.

I would have never hung out with a private school kid
before.

We talked all the way home, and I carried some of his
books.

He turned out to be a pretty cool kid.

I asked him if he wanted to play a little football
with my friends

He said yes.

We hung out all weekend and the more I got to know Kyle,
the more I liked
him, and my  friends thought the same of him.

Monday morning came, and there was Kyle with the huge stack
of books
again.

I stopped him and said, ‘Boy, you are gonna really
build some serious
muscles with this pile of books everyday!

‘ He just laughed and handed me half the books.

Over the next=2 0four years, Kyle and I became best
friends..

When we were seniors we began to think about college.

Kyle decided on Georgetown and I was going to Duke.

I knew that we would always be friends, that the miles
would never

be a problem.

He was going to be a doctor and I was going for business on
a football
scholarship..

Kyle was valedictorian of our class.

I teased him all the time about being a nerd.

He had to prepare a speech for graduation.

I was so glad it wasn’t me having to get up there and
speak

Graduation day, I saw Kyle.

He looked great.

He was one of those guys that really found himself during
high school.

He filled out and actually looked good in glasses.

He had more dates than I had and all the girls loved him.

Boy, sometimes I was jealous!

Today was one of those days.

I could see that he was nervous about his speech.

So, I smacked him on the back and said, ‘Hey, big guy,
you’ll be great!’

He looked at me with one of those looks (the really
grateful one) and
smiled.

‘ Thanks,’ he said.

As he started his speech, he cleared his throat, and began

‘Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you
make it through those
tough years.

Your parents, your teachers, your siblings, maybe a
coach…but mostly
your friends….

I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone
is the best
gift you can give them.

I am going to tell you a story.’

I just looked at my friend with disbelief as he told the
first day we met.

He had planned to kill himself over the weekend.

He talked of how he had cleaned out his locker so his Mom
wouldn’t have to
do it later and was carrying his stuff home.

He looked hard at me and gave me a little smile.

‘Thankfully, I was saved..

My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable..’

I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome,
popular boy told
us all about his weakest moment.

I saw his Mom and dad looking at me and smiling that same
grateful smile.

Not until that moment did I realize it’s depth.

Never underestimate the power of your actions..

With one small gesture you can change a person’s life.

For better or for worse.

God puts us all in each others lives to impact one another
in some way.

Look for God in others.

You now have two choices, you can :

1) Pass this on to your friends or

2) Delete it and act like it

didn’t touch your heart.

As you can see, I took choice number 1.

‘Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our
wings have trouble
remembering how to fly…’

There is no beginning or end.. Yesterday is history.

Tomorrow is a mystery.

Today is a gift.

It’s National Friendship Week. Show your friends how
much you care. Send
this to everyone you consider a FRIEND.

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Pick Your Favorite Part

Posted by imfreenow on April 29, 2009

If you were being forced to tear a part of the Bible out, say, you are on the run and have to store part of the Bible under your belt or in your purse, the question is: which part would you choose?

What book would you choose?  Pick one from the New Testament and one from the Old.

What chapter would you choose? Pick one from the books that you chose.

And what passage would you choose? That could be one verse or a set of verses.  Pick just one, and not necessarily from the books or chapters that you chose.

Here are my choices:

From the Old Testament:

Book:  The Psalms

Chapter: Psalm 103

Bless the LORD, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
3 Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

6 The LORD executes righteousness
And justice for all who are oppressed.
7 He made known His ways to Moses,
His acts to the children of Israel.
8 The LORD is merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
9 He will not always strive with us,
Nor will He keep His anger forever.
10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
Nor punished us according to our iniquities.

11 For as the heavens are high above the earth,
So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
12 As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a father pities his children,
So the LORD pities those who fear Him.
14 For He knows our frame;
He remembers that we are dust.

15 As for man, his days are like grass;
As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
16 For the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
And its place remembers it no more.[a]
17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting
On those who fear Him,
And His righteousness to children’s children,
18 To such as keep His covenant,
And to those who remember His commandments to do them.

19 The LORD has established His throne in heaven,
And His kingdom rules over all.

20 Bless the LORD, you His angels,
Who excel in strength, who do His word,
Heeding the voice of His word.
21 Bless the LORD, all you His hosts,
You ministers of His, who do His pleasure.
22 Bless the LORD, all His works,
In all places of His dominion.

Bless the LORD, O my soul!

From the New Testament:

Book: Matthew

Chapter: 6

“Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 3 But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.[a]

The Model Prayer

5 “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. 7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.
8 “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. 9 In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.[

“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Fasting to Be Seen Only by God

16 “Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.[d]

Lay Up Treasures in Heaven

19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

The Lamp of the Body

22 “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

You Cannot Serve God and Riches

24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

Do Not Worry

25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Passage: Romans 8:1,2

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

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Why God Made Moms

Posted by imfreenow on April 28, 2009

Why God made moms – from the mouths of babes . . .

Enjoy the answers given by elementary school age children to the following questions:

Why did God make mothers?

1.  She’s the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.

2.  Mostly to clean the house.
3.  To help us out of they’re when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers?

1.  He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2.  Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.
3.  God made my mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of?

1.  God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.
2.  They had to get their start from men’s bones.  Then they mostly use string.  I think.

Why did God give you your mother and not some other mom?

1.  We’re related.
2.  God knew she likes me a lot more than other people’s moms like me.

What kind of little girl was your mom?

1.  My mom has always been my mom and none of that other stuff.
2.  I don’t know because I wasn’t there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
3.  They say she used to be nice.

What did mom need to know about dad before she married him?

1.  His last name.
2.  She had to know his background.  Like is he a crook?  Does he get drunk on beer?  Does he make at least $800 a year?  Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores.

Why did your mom marry your dad?

1.  My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. and my mom eats a lot.
2.  She got too old to do anything else with him.
3.  My grandma says that mom didn’t have her thinking cap on.

Who’s the boss at your house?

1.  Mom doesn’t want to be boss, but she has to because dad’s such a goofball.
2.  Mom. You can tell by room inspection.  She sees the stuff under the bed.
3.  I guess Mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.

What’s the difference between moms and dads?

1. Moms work at work and work at home, and dads just got to work at work..
2.  Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
3.  Dads are taller and stronger, but moms have all the real power because
that’s who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friend’s.

What does your mom do in her spare time?

1.  Mothers don’t do spare time.
2.  To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.

What would it take to make your mom perfect?

1.  On the inside she is perfect, on the outside some kind of plastic surgery.
2.  Diet.  You know, her hair. I’d diet, may be blue.

If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be?

1.  She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I’d get rid of that.
2.  I’d make my mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it and not me.

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Another Bleeding Heart Liberal

Posted by imfreenow on April 28, 2009

1army_squirrelPandering to a terrorist!  We all know that squirrels are one of the worst villains in the Animal Kingdom Jihad against humans!

I shamelessly stole this picture from Sherri’s blog.  I hope she doesn’t get mad! She didn’t award me the winner of her silly photo contest, so I guess I won’t worry about it.  (Just kidding)

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Matthew 10:1

Posted by imfreenow on April 27, 2009

And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease.

Another version says he gave them “authority.”  At this time of Swine Flu being on the horizon, we had better get a hold of our authority over unclean spirits and sickness and disease as believers in Him – Jesus Christ.

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Validation – a short film

Posted by imfreenow on April 25, 2009

I found this over at Trey Morgan’s site.  At least I think it’s what he posted.  He said he had a video there name Validation, but it was completely blank, so I went looking for it on YouTube and I believe this is what he had posted.  It is so cool!

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New Blogs to check out

Posted by imfreenow on April 25, 2009

These are some new blogs I visit.  I don’t have a blogroll set up here, as of now, but these will be a part of it.

First, here is a “sweet surprise.”  This lady just came on my blog recently and it sent me to her blog Sara’s Sweet Surprise.  She has amazing photography and it’s just full of eye candy – very delightful and soothing, for those who love beautiful photography. She focuses on beautiful food and flowers, things like that.

Then, there’s Trey Morgan, who is a pastor and does many thought provoking posts.  He gets a lot of traffic, but why not add to it?

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The latest on Susan Boyle

Posted by imfreenow on April 24, 2009

susan-boyleIt’s fun and funny to read about Susan Boyle, who may, in fact, have been kissed.  Read about how her life is changing here.

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Obama to ban guns

Posted by imfreenow on April 23, 2009

Video on this here. This man is too scary!

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Freedom Under Attack

Posted by imfreenow on April 23, 2009

Simultaneously with hearing of Obama’s intentions of attacking freedom in various areas, such as the freedom to speak out against homosexuality in the pulpit,  I am getting attacked at work.  It is interesting that I recently got promoted, praise God!

I got a sort of promotion, as I got asked to do more administration work, which works out to more pay.  It also has produced new enemies, as there is a woman who is also older, who resents my having been given this position because she has been there a long time and doesn’t like to have me come along and have to answer to me, and has been giving me trouble.  It turns out she is a witch.  No kidding!  She looks like one!

And someone, maybe her, has complained that we talk openly about our faith at work.  “We” is me and the bible school students that they hired because they particularly want to go to a local bible school to hire people because they want the work ethic they get out of these students.  They want the work ethic but they don’t want the students to talk about the thing they are studying! Double standard!

My boss just handed out a memo yesterday stating that all religious and political talk must end!

This puts us in a box.  The one good thing about our company has been the freedom we have had to talk openly about faith and politics.  And there has been no heated discussions or upsets going on.  It seems someone just went quietly and complained – back stabbing us! Perhaps it was this woman, perhaps not.

In any case, the freedom I had at work is gone.  Please pray for me.  This was also the freedom I had to share my faith with those who seemed to be lost spiritually.  Now this will make it all a touchy area, and difficult to go about.

Pray that God will continue to open doors for me and the guys from the bible school.  (We have only guys because girls don’t do as well in the telemarketing. Only older women seem to do well at that.)

Thanks you guys.  I love your prayers!

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Eight Things Memo

Posted by imfreenow on April 23, 2009

I got this from Sherri’s blog.

8 things I’m looking forward to:

1.Warm weather that STAYS around. (I got this one off of Sherri’s list)
2.Finally going on a mission trip. It will most likely be with Cup of Cold Water Ministries.
3.Going swimming.
4.Meeting a bunch of my bloggy pals face to face! Oh yeah, it’s gonna’ happen! (I also got this off Sherri’s list)
5. Heaven
6. The smell of apple blossoms and other fragrant flowers
7.Camping out this summer
8.Some kind of vacation this summer

8 things I did yesterday

1.Read/commented on blogs
2.Prayed- for me and mine and for you and yours! (I got the first two from Sherri)
3.Worked- supervised a phone room, sighed when my overseer handed out a negative memo
4.Went to my cousin’s house and watched “Catch me if you can”
5.Gave the news to my mom that her handicapped friend died – Rosemary
6.Went biking
7.Talked to a friend on the phone
8.Read verses out loud pertaining to physical healing

8 things I wish I could do

1.Eat all I want and never exercise and still look amazingly fit and trim (like when I was a teen)
2.Be an awesome video production person
3.Heal like Jesus did
4.Play the guitar and piano really well.
5.Have sex
6.Have plenty of money to travel extensively
7.Go on mission trips
8. Sing enough to get my voice into top shape

8 shows I watch
(Hard one, because I hardly ever watch TV. But when I do…these are my favorites
1. Wheel of Fortune
2. Greta Susteren on Fox News
3. Sean Hannity on Fox News
4. Bill O’Reilly on Fox News
5. Masterpiece Theater on Public Television
6.Hallmark channel shows
7.Letterman
8. Leno

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Eating a Cheeseburger is the new adultery?

Posted by imfreenow on April 21, 2009

In this article, George Will talks about a shift from morality regarding sex, and obsession with how we eat. It’s aptly entitled “Prudes at Dinner, Gluttons in Bed.”

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Grand Canyon Rafting

Posted by imfreenow on April 20, 2009

Have you ever gone white-water rafting?  I did once in Wyoming on the Snake river.  It was so much fun!

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Me and Buddy

Posted by imfreenow on April 19, 2009

Me and Buddy

Me and Buddy

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Burt Rosenberg and Nectar

Posted by imfreenow on April 18, 2009

download6I see ‘ministry’ as this:
Go through it…Experience it…Learn from it…
Then turn around and offer the nectar.
(All in the light of the living Word and the written Word.)
And, you can offer it in a manner consistent with
the unique creation He has created you to be,

co-creating with the Creator.
Which is what you were created for.
You don’t even have to attend a Seminary before you can do this.
A three-year-old can do it.

-Burt Rosenberg
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Dearly Beloved You-ness,

Several years ago, I was offering the particular truth above at Living Word Christian Center in Chicago. Afterward, a woman come up to me with tears in her eyes.

She said, “You have no idea what happened tonight. This year I lost my son. He was three years old. Some people said to me, ‘where is God in that? How does this affect your faith.’ i didn’t know what to say to them. He was a happy, joyful kid. You couldn’t be in his presence without experiencing his contagious joy. When you said, “A three-year-old can do it,’ I got it. I saw it. It’s not how long you are on the earth, but what you bring during your time here. I know that his short life had purpose…To bring joy. And he fulfilled his purpose, as long as he was here.”

I was struck silent.

It struck home, yet again, why I am here…to be a watering pitcher…to “turn around and offer the nectar.”

This coming Wednesday evening, I will be back at that same church again: Living Word Christian Center, in Chicago, for the 15th year in a row.

Something Godly momentous always happens there, because the 2,000 folks who will be there are G.M.P. (i.e. God-momentous prone) And, that draws it up out of you, overflowing.

Or, as Scripture puts it, from one’s innermost being flow rivers of living water. And, it is contagious. It is always a depthful frolic there, all by His grace.

Would you care to come? You are most cordially invited.

Whether you are near or far from Chicago, I am totally intentional about making it well worthwhile your coming, from any distance.

The salient datums:
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009, 6:30 pm
Living Word Christian Center
in Forest Park Plaza, 7600 W. Roosevelt Road, Forest Park, IL 60130

Bill Winston is the pastor. He is a remarkable man.
http://www.bwm.org/bill_winston_ministries/

Not leastly, your humble Jewservant will also be at Believer’s Prayer Fellowship, on Sunday morning, April 26th. It is a small, intimate gathering, meeting near Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. Call Pastor Jim Haligas at 630-462-1818 for details.

If you show up at either or both, you can not imagine how effusive will be my delighted elation.  And, I will trust the Heavenly Joy Bringer of the Universe to return the favor.

Serene Jubilance to Your Heart,
Your friend,
Burt


P.S.
Always love to hear from you in response to these email outbursts.
(Or, for any other reason.) Feel totally free to respond. Blessings!

For Booking Information, or to have promo packet sent,
call 703-860-2009, or send E-mail to:

bookings@BurtRosenberg.com

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