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Friends on the road

Posted by imfreenow on July 31, 2008

I forgot to mention the people I know in Montana who I contacted while I was there. I have mentioned the people in Bozeman before, but just didn’t mention that I contacted them again on this trip. It happens that they are involved in starting a business in Jackson Hole right now and have rented their house in Bozeman, so they weren’t there during the time I was visiting.

They were excited about my trip and would have offered to let me stay in one of the cabins they own in Yellowstone again but those are being rented out too.

When I got to Miles City, I contacted a pastor who I met one Sunday morning prior to a service. He invited me to come to a church service, and I’ve kept in touch. I came into town on a Tuesday night and just missed a prayer meeting that I could have been a part of. When I called him, he barely remembered me, but I was so impressed by how he called me right back after I left a message, earnestly prepared to help out someone who may be in need. That’s the heart of a shepherd.

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Grace Is Gone

Posted by imfreenow on July 30, 2008


Once again, John Cusack shines in a movie where he plays a widower. This movie didn’t do very well at the box office, but that shouldn’t deter you.

He plays a man who was in the army but got disqualified because of his eyesight. He believes in fighting for his country and his wife continues to do so, until she is killed. Now he is left with the task of telling his two daughters the bad news.

Cusack delivers with his typical adorable personality and his way with children.

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Burt Rosenberg-Messianic Jew

Posted by imfreenow on July 30, 2008


If I am not for myself, who will be for me?
And if I am only for myself, what am I?
And if not now, when?
— Rabbi Hillel

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The Dark Knight

Posted by imfreenow on July 28, 2008


The movie sounds intriguing except for the fact that Ledger lost his life due to the demands of the role he was playing, and Bale who plays Batman, is not the greatest role model in real life, as displayed in this article found on the Heath Ledger website. It states that Bale hurt his mother and sister because he was upset about Ledger’s death. Man, young people need better role models than this! These are the only reasons I’m not so excited about the movie. But I’ll probably see it soon.

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My dad’s generation

Posted by imfreenow on July 28, 2008

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New Yorker Cartoon – Obama

Posted by imfreenow on July 28, 2008


Liberals were trying to make fun of conservatives, and ended up with this. Amazing, they just ended up offending their own.

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Obama can’t please everyone

Posted by imfreenow on July 27, 2008


Here is a liberal site angry at Obama for being open to a Christian ex-gay, Donnie McClurkin, because McClurklin has the audacity to declare that there is hope for gays to go straight. That’s right, “the audacity of hope!” They are angry at the idea of being healed of your homosexuality. And Obama wants to hang with this guy, so they are appealing to him to stop that.

But most likely, Obama was trying to appeal to conservatives in this move, and you just can’t please everyone.

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Democrats Legislating

Posted by imfreenow on July 26, 2008


OK all you Democrats – don’t come here and get upset! I love this photo. My cousin found it somewhere.

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Burt Rosenberg Humor

Posted by imfreenow on July 22, 2008


“Puritanism: the haunting fear that somebody,
somewhere might be having a good time.”
— H. L. Mencken

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Water vs. Wine

Posted by imfreenow on July 22, 2008

To my friends who enjoy a glass of wine – and those who don’t.

As Ben Franklin said, ‘In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom,
in water there is bacteria.’

In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated
that if we drink 1 liter of water each day, at the end of the year we would
have absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli, (E. Coli) – bacteria
found in feces. In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop.

However, we do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer (or tequila,
rum, whiskey or other liquor) because alcohol has to go through a
purification process of boiling, filtering and/or fermenting.
Remember: Water = Poop, Wine = Health

Therefore, it’s better to drink wine and talk stupid, than to drink water
and be full of shit.

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information: I’m doing it as
a public service

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Vicky Beeching Teaches Song

Posted by imfreenow on July 22, 2008

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Vicky Beeching Talks about getting into the bible

Posted by imfreenow on July 22, 2008

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Yesterday, Today and Forever

Posted by imfreenow on July 22, 2008


We also did this song on Sunday and I got to be a worship leader.

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Brenton Brown, writer of Everlasting God

Posted by imfreenow on July 22, 2008

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Chris Tomlin & Matt Maher on Your Grace Is Enough

Posted by imfreenow on July 22, 2008

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Your Grace Is Enough

Posted by imfreenow on July 22, 2008


by Chris Tomlin. We also did this song in church last Sunday, and I got to be one of the worship leaders!

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God is good-on the road

Posted by imfreenow on July 22, 2008

Just a reflection on the ways that my trip caused me to remember God’s goodness…

I was able to make the trip in the first place. I had the money. I was able to stay in a great hotel in North Dakota, in Valley City at AmericInn on the way out and in Jamestown at Comfort Inn on the way back – places where there aren’t many great campgrounds and it’s better just to stay in a hotel. Besides, I sort of wanted part of my trip to be spent doing a hotel stay. When AmericInn proved to be full on the way back, and I came through Jamestown, I was fortunate that it’s a bigger town and there are more hotels available.

There were pools at both hotels so I got some exercise.

There was also an Assembly of God church two blocks away from the Comfort Inn in Jamestown, since I was leaving on a Sunday morning, and I enjoyed the service.

When I got to Miles City, I didn’t want to bother with my tent as it was late, and fortunately, the lady was offering one of their KOA Kamping cabins at a discount that night, so I got one.

I always got enough sleep so the next day wasn’t ruined, even when I had to sleep in my car.

I was craving a Dairy Queen ice cream cone at one point and immediately I found one. This means a lot when you are traveling a long distance. I was craving Cracker Barrel’s food and atmosphere when I got to Billings and I immediately found one.

People were friendly, and I got a chance to share my faith. At Camp Three Forks in Three Forks, MT, I met a man who was probably in his fifties who was traveling alone as he was just entering retirement. He seemed interested in me, talking about how he had been married for only four years and is now divorced. Then he mentioned that some guy he met while camping started talking to him about the Lord! He thought he was going to be talking to someone who would think this was as ridiculous as he did, until he realized that I was actually taking interest in the idea of sharing the Lord with him – that I liked the idea. He was no longer interested in me. I got to share my faith and he listened, but after we talked he said goodbye and obviously wasn’t interested in pursuing anything more. God is definitely trying to speak to him, since people keep being put in his path.

I got to share my faith with the family that I floated down the river with. I told them about my purity ring that I lost in the river and what it represented. Luke, the young artist, was the one who seemed most open to this.

The beauty of nature along the way, and the spontaneity of life on the road refreshed me, and made me so aware of God’s goodness – I was on such a high!

I already told about the experience of almost running out of gas and how that worked out.

It was good to get away from blogging, from the inter net, from my computer for a week. I didn’t need it and I would have put my computer in jeopardy, as I left my car in the heat many times. I was traveling most of the time during my week, except for the little bit of time I had to get out and see places along the way, and try to meet people and get pictures or eat, or set up my accommodations for the night.

I really had no time or opportunity for the web. It was the first break I had in a long time.

Hey everyone reading this! I am praying for more physical activity in my life and to get off my arse! How about you?

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Above All Else

Posted by imfreenow on July 21, 2008


We just sang this in church Sunday. I got to be on the worship team!

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Former Bush Spokesman Tony Snow Died At 53

Posted by imfreenow on July 21, 2008


A little late on this(Tony Snow’s death), but I was thinking yesterday about health in America. It’s not very good. We have serious health problems alongside a high standard of living. I was thinking about this sitting next to a skinny lady in a coffee shop who had skinny legs in braces, and whose skin was all sun baked. She said she had been like this since she was a baby, referring to her legs.

I also was looking at the obituaries in the Minneapolis Star Tribune recently and noticed how many people around the same age as me, as was Tony Snow, have died. What is this?

Tim Russert also died at a fairly early age. I was thinking about Snow’s cancer. I wonder if stress contributes to cancer. For some reason stress seems to be a huge factor in the diseases in our culture.

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Tim Russert moderates Democratic Presidential Debate

Posted by imfreenow on July 20, 2008


In memory of Tim Russert, it’s good to get this footage. In watching this I just have to barf listening to words I don’t believe, coming from Obama. He’s just not real!

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