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May 12, 2003, 01:32:27 am Last Edit: May 12, 2003, 09:40:24 am by Pat Scott

Morning Devotional...

The Incomparable Christ

He was born contrary to the laws of nature, lived in poverty, reared in obscurity; only once crossed the boundary of the land, in childhood.  He had no wealth nor influence, and had neither training nor education.  His relatives were inconspicuous and uninfluential.

In infancy He startled a king; in boyhood He puzzled the doctors; in manhood ruled the course of nature.  He walked upon the billows and hushed the sea to sleep.  He healed the multitudes without medicine and made no charge for His services.  He never wrote a book, yet not all the libraries of the country could hold the books that have been written about Him.  He never wrote a song, yet He has furnished the theme of more songs than all songwriters combined.  He never founded a college yet all the schools together cannot boast of as many students as He has.  He never practised medicine, and yet He healed more broken hearts than the doctors, broken bodies.

He never marshalled an army, drafted a soldier, nor fired a gun, yet no leader ever made more volunteers who have, under His orders, made rebels stack arms of surrender without a shot being fired.

He is the Star of Astronomy, the Rock of Geology, the Lion and the Lamb of Zoology, the Harmoniser of all discords and the Healer of all diseases.  Great men have come and gone, yet He lives on.  Herod could not kill Him, Satan could not seduce Him, Death could not destroy Him, the grave could not hold Him.

He laid aside His purple robe, for a peasant's gown.  He was rich, yet for our sake He became poor.  How poor?  Ask Mary!  Ask the Wise Men!  He slept in another's manger.  He cruised the lake in another's boat.  He rode on another man's ass.  He was buried in another man's tomb.  All failed but He never.  The ever Perfect One--He is the Chiefest among ten thousand.  

(From Things Concerning Himself, Number 25, March 2003)

Altogether Lovely[/color]

Tune: Hermas

Altogether lovely,
Jesus, Lord art Thou,
Fairest of ten thousand,
At Thy feet we bow;
As we view Thee coming,
Saviour from above,
All our hearts are ravished,
With Thy wondrous love.
As we view Thee coming,
Saviour from above,
All our hearts are ravished,
With Thy wondrous love.

Precious to the Father,
All Thy steps below,
Telling out God's glory,
In this world of woe;
For His will and purpose,
Was Thy pleasure here,
In devoted service,
To Thy God so dear.
For His will and purpose,
Was Thy pleasure here,
In devoted service,
To Thy God so dear.

Yea, those hidden glories,
That reside in Thee,
By the Holy Spirit,
Lord reveal to me,
That with quickened footsteps,
And with grateful praise,
I may follow fully,
All my earthly days.
That with quickened footsteps,
And with grateful praise,
I may follow fully,
All my earthly days.

But Thy wondrous beauty,
And Thy matchless grace,
Lord in all their fulness,
Who can fully trace;
Yet our hearts enraptured,
Even here on earth,
Now would sing Thy praises,
And proclaim Thy worth.
Yet our hearts enraptured,
Even here on earth,
Now would sing Thy praises,
And proclaim Thy worth.

Soon in brightest glory,
We shall see Thy face,
Praise Thee and adore Thee,
Lord for all Thy grace;
We Thy glory sharing,
Gazing Lord on Thee---
Altogether lovely---
Through eternity.
We Thy glory sharing,
Gazing Lord on Thee---
Altogether lovely---
Through eternity.

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No Mieka, I don't think is smashed, just bruised.

I wouldn't know what to do without my camera.  When it fell all my photos seem to flash before my eyes. :o

I am so thankful it is not broken.  I did take some pictures of our family that I will post tomorrow.  They are soooo funny.  Can't wait to share them.


That's good news, Sonja.  I don't know what I'd do without my Nikon either.  I'd be lost!

Looking forward to seeing your photos tomorrow!

Goodnight too, Mieka!

I'm going to go to sleep with the tune of "Altogether Lovely" in my mind.  Those words sure make me pause and think of my lovely Saviour.  He is altogether lovely to me and what a wonderful friend He is!

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May 12, 2003, 03:42:30 am #3 Last Edit: May 12, 2003, 06:58:00 am by Anthony
Good morning everyone.  I enjoyed reading through the devotional this morning.  I have read it before somewhere and it surely makes you think.  It is amazing that the Lord Jesus Christ didn't have anywhere to lay his head and he lived off hand-outs during his ministry.  What incredible thoughts.

I am glad that everyone had a good day yesterday.  Thank you Paulette for your son's day wish and thank you Meika for honouring your father too.  

I have a busy day today, but the weather is beautiful so it will be nice being out and about.  See you all later.


Sonja, I was sorry to hear about your accident.  These cameras are fairly tough, so I hope everything is ok.

Larry Hanna

Hi everyone, we will leave for the hospital in a couple of hours.  I am going to go up to the cafe and have coffee with my retired friends before going and have a container of juice for my breakfast.  Since the catherization isn't scheduled until 1 pm they said I could have a liquid breakfast, usually don't get to have anything.  I have to be at the hospital at 11.  My son and daughter will be there with my wife during the procedure.

Yesterday when we got home from church our daughter had a delicious dinner ready for her Mother and I.  We really enjoyed it.

In the devotional this morning what does this mean
QuoteIn infancy He startled a kind;

We had new tires put on my daugher's car on Saturday and they found her front brakes were gone so we just took it back to get those repaired today.  Sometimes I think having a car is like putting a whole in the ocean and pouring money down it.   :-\  Sure don't want her driving with bad brakes.


Hi, everyone!  Bright sunshiny morning here.  Larry, hope your cath goes well this afternoon.  I was puzzled also by the meaning of that part of the devotional.

Truett is not feeling well and went back to bed.  He will probably be much better after an additional few hours sleep.

Had a lovely Mother's Day with dinner at Papadeaux's, then visits with my children later.  Received lots of flowers.


Quote from: Larry Hanna on May 12, 2003, 08:06:13 am
In the devotional this morning what does this mean
QuoteIn infancy He startled a kind;

Sorry, Larry, it's a typo on my part.  "kind" should be "king" and of course, being a good word, it didn't come up in my spell check.  :-[

We'll all surely be thinking of you, Larry, today at 1 p.m. Eastern Time.  Guess that's 6 pm for our Anthony and way out west it's just 10 am in the morning!

Oh, Joan!  
QuoteHad a lovely Mother's Day with dinner at Papadeaux's, then visits with my children later.  Received lots of flowers.
Papadeaux's!!!!  That's where I was with you, wasn't it?  Great place if it was!

Well, I'm home from taking Phil to work.  Now starts the day's work.  My friend, Larry, had his hospital visit for today changed so we don't go to Hamilton today.

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May 12, 2003, 09:50:21 am #8 Last Edit: May 12, 2003, 10:26:46 am by Pat Scott
This is today's "Creation Moment"...  Very interesting.

    Chimps Learn Math
    Psalm 16:2-3

    "O my soul, you have said to the LORD, 'You are my Lord, my goodness is nothing apart from You,' and to the saints who are on the earth, 'They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.'"

    Many people think that man's intelligence is what sets him apart from the animals. This idea is built on the evolutionary theory that as the most recently evolved creature, man is the most intelligent. It is also built on the evolutionary idea that man has no such thing as a soul.

    Researchers now know that just because Chimpanzees are not able to talk it does not mean that they have learned nothing from language training. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania tested the mathematical abilities of chimps that had language training against chimps that had learned only to do simple jobs. All of the chimps without language training flunked their tests.

    However, the chimp that had graduated from 18 months of language training seemed to understand small numbers, fractions, and showed analytical skills. When asked to match equal numbers of different objects, the language-trained chimp was correct 91 percent of the time. Then the chimp was given wooden disk fractions. Half a disk represented one-half, a quarter of a disk, one-quarter, and so on. The chimp was then asked to match those fractions with glasses of water that were half full, a quarter full, and so on. The chimp scored 88 percent correct in this exercise.

    Human math ability is far beyond the level of a chimp. Moreover, human beings not only have a soul but a soul that is made in the image of God and that sets us apart from the animals. The fact is that God gave us the ability to have a relationship with Him through His Son, Jesus Christ.

    Prayer: I thank You, Father, that when I was lost to You and held captive by sin, death, and the devil, You sent Your Son Jesus Christ to rescue me. Help me to grow ever closer to You as I read, study, and apply Your Word to my life. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

    REF.: Teaching an Old Chimp New Math. Science News, Dec. 5, 1981. P. 363

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    Al Moak

    Of course the greatest thing that sets man apart from chimps and other creatures is redemption.  "For God so loved the world (Greek Kosmos=creation) that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes (Greek = is believing) in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."  God gave His only begotten Son for the believing - for human believers.  Nothing could set man apart more radically than that.  The difference between all creation and man is the death of God's Son!


    Yes, Pat - that's the wonderful cajun restaurant where we dined during the SN Bash. :D

    Al, Truett always said, "If man came from monkeys, then why aren't  monkeys turning into men today??". :o  We, as humans, also have a soul that lives forever. :)

    Psalm 46, "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble".


    Anthony: Great photo, but why the sun glasses?

    Good morning Pat. Thank you for the devotional. I too will be praying for Larry at 10 am  Pacific time.

    I had a couple of little accidents this weekend. Sat. evening I bumped my forehead on the cabinet door in the bathroom and have a small knot close to the hairline on the right side. Then last night Gitsie bit my ring finger on my left hand as I was wiping her eye that was watering. That one HURTS.

    Now a Praise Report When I talked to Gilbert last night, he told me that Forest and Savannah went to church with G-ma and g-pa yesterday.  This is an answer to prayer.  Savannah has only been a very few times in her 7 years. In the past he didn't even want us to talk to the kids about God. But that has changed. His heart is softening. At Christmas Savannah sat down next to me on the sofa and very quietly said, " Grandma did God only make 2 people? So we had a short quiet talk about that.

    I'll be back later.

    "Good people take care of their animals, but even the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel" Prov. 12:10
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    Etta Sue

    Anthony ~ I do believe we finally 'see' Anthony!!  Great picture!

    Larry ~ I pray your procedures are done today and you will not have to undergo surgery later.

    Jerry and I had a very nice Mother's Day.  When we got back, I did my curtains for the dining room.  I was about to fix popcorn for our evening snack since we had a big meal and the electricity went out at 7PM.  The winds were so terrific, it must have snapped a line somewhere.  Now the dilemma was 'Survivor Finale' was on last night.  I have watched everyone of the Survivor shows so I sure didn't want to miss this one.  So at 7:30PM we went to Jerry's.  A big outage...no electric in the homes at least 7 miles away from here.  Now Jerry just has rabbit ears so it wasn't a clear picture but we did get to see the finale.  When I got back home...the electricity was on and TiVo recorded 1:21 hours of the 2-hour show!  

    Today is laundry day.  I was hoping to hang clothes outside on the line but it is only 53°F and still very windy.  So the dryer is getting its workout today.

    "You may not be what you think you are, but what you think, you are."

    Papa John

    Good morning.

    Joan, I hope Truett gets to feeling better.  Are you planning to come to the Lipscomb Lectures this summer?

    Pat, I always call that a typewritergraphical error.  Now, of course, we use computer instead of typewriters.  Maybe it is a worprocessorial error.

    Anthony, I like your picture.  But as Marilyn asks, why the sunglasses?  

    Larry, I hope your procedure today goes well.  I have had that twice and for me the worse part is having to lay still without moving after it is all over.

    Marilyn, sorry about your accidents.  Your dog bit you?  Our Wrinkles bit me on the lip years ago when I was playing with him and I kind of blew in his face and he didn't like that.  I learned never to do that again.

    --- Papa John    ;D          <:))))))><<

    Eph 2:8-9  For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-- and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- not by works, so that no one can boast.(NIV)

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    May 12, 2003, 11:50:38 am #14 Last Edit: May 12, 2003, 11:52:37 am by Janet
    Happy Monday!  My, the weeks just fly by so fast, it seems only a day ago I said Happy Monday!  ;)

    I had a nice Mothers Day, too.  Darrel took me to Dodge City, where they were having a special show.  Dale Evans' and Roy Rogers' granddaughter, Mindy, was there, along with a guy from the tiny town of Copeland, Kansas.  He is a farmer there, but sings and plays guitar.  He writes most of his own songs, and the two of them are on their way to Carnegie Hall for a performance on Memorial Day weekend!!  He wrote a very touching song after Sept. 11, which he has been invited to sing there.  This guy has a wonderful voice, and is one of the best guitar players I have ever heard!  Darrel was especially impressed when he played part of "Malaguena" (sp?) on his guitar.

    Mindy sang songs that Dale Evans wrote and sang, and told the story of hers and Roy's lives, along with showing a video of their lives.  Both Mindy and ??? (I'm drawing a blank for the local guy's name!) gave praise and glory to God in their singing, and sang only uplifting songs.  Mindy stressed that their faith, their family and their music were central in the lives of her grandparents, Dale and Roy.  It was a refreshing and fun show.

    I got cards from two of my girls, and a gift from Beth.

    Anthony, I like your picture, but wonder why your're being incognito.  Or is it mysterious??  C'mon!  Let us see your face up closer!  We are all family here!

    I need to get some breakfast before it becomes lunch time!  Talk to you later!
    My book Rising Above available at JanetDamon.com


    It's good to see so many posting through today.

    Larry, I have been thinking of you during today during my quiet times.  It is good to know that God is in control.  BTW, I never even noticed that typo in the devotional, well spotted.

    Joan, I am so glad that your mother's day went well, but sorry that Truett is not too good today.  I hope that the extra rest will do him good.

    Pat, did you have to get up at 6:00am again today to take your son to work?  Too bad if you did, but the day must have been great yesterday.

    Al, thanks for the input on the Chimpanzee essay.  What came to mind as I was reading it is that many evolutionists not only think that humans are higher than the animal kingdom, but they they think that some humans are higher than others.  Some of the terrible racism that we see in the world today is as a result of poeple's notions of evolution and their ideas that some races are higher on the evolutionary ladder.

    Marylin, it was truly great to hear your praise report.  I know where you are coming from with regards to the young ones not being allowed to talk about the things of God.  It is so encouraging to read of this break-through in your family.

    Etta Sue, I am so glad that you had a good day yesterday.  The bad winds sound a bit worrying, but it was good to hear that no bad damage was done.

    I am going out for the evening with friends, so must begin to get things ready.  God bless all.  I haven't looked at Sonja's exhibit at DPChallenge, so must do that now.

    See y'all later.



    A Mother's Day Gift

    1 Corinthians 13 for Moms ~~

    I can read bedtime stories till the cow jumps over the
    moon and sing "Ten Little Monkeys" until I want to call
    the doctor, but if I don't have love, I'm as annoying as
    a ringing phone.

    I can chase a naked toddler through the house while
    cooking dinner and listening to voice mail.

    I can fix the best cookies and Kool-Aid in the
    neighborhood and I can tell a sick child's temperature
    with one touch of my finger... but if I don't have love,
    I am nothing.

    Love is patient while watching and praying by the front
    window when it's 30 minutes past curfew.

    Love is kind when my teen says, "I hate you!"

    It does not envy the neighbors' swimming pool or their
    brand-new mini van, but trusts the Lord to provide every

    Love does not brag when other parents share their
    disappointments and insecurities, and love rejoices
    when other families succeed.

    It doesn't boast, even when I've multi-tasked all day
    long and my husband can't do more than one thing at a

    Love is not rude when my spouse innocently asks, "What
    have you done today?"

    It does not immediately seek after glory when we see
    talent in our children, but encourages them to get
    training and make wise choices.

    It is not easily angered, even when my 15-year-old
    acts like the world revolves around her.

    It does not delight in evil (is not self-righteous)
    when I remind my 17-year-old that he's going 83 in
    a 55-mph zone, but rejoices in the truth.

    Love does not give up hope.

    It always protects our children's self-esteem and
    spirit, even while doling out discipline.

    It always trusts God to protect our children when
    we cannot. It always perseveres, through blue nail
    polish, burps and other bodily functions, rolled
    eyes and crossed arms, messy rooms and sleepovers.

    Love never fails.

    But where there are memories of thousands of diaper
    changes and painful labor(s), they will fade away.

    Where there is talking back, it will (eventually)
    cease. (Please, Lord?)

    Where there is a teenager who thinks she knows
    everything, there will one day be an adult who
    knows you did your best.

    For we know we fail our children, and we pray they
    don't end up in therapy, but when we get to heaven,
    our imperfect parenting will disappear.
    (Thank you, God!)

    When we were children, we needed a parent to love
    and protect us. Now that we're parents ourselves,
    we have a heavenly Father who adores, shelters us
    and holds us when we need to cry.

    And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
    But the greatest of these *is* love!!

    --Sent in by Gene Strattmann

    My book Rising Above available at JanetDamon.com


    Mr Anthony: It is a handsome picture. It is a very nice to see how you look.  :o

    Mr Hanna: I hope all these troubles will go away from you soon. It seem a one after a nother at times. Of course I will pray that you are well soon.

    Ms Pat: I thank you for the Creation Moment today. I thank you many times each day as I read all that is here for me to study.  ;D

    Ms Etta Sue:  ;D I thank you for the picture of a whirly-gigs. I guess I have them here too, I did not know them as a whirly-gigs.
    And I am so sad to know that "Now Jerry just has rabbit ears."   You are such a giggle to me. I have NO idea what it is.

    Jane Walker

    May 12, 2003, 01:15:26 pm #18 Last Edit: May 12, 2003, 01:17:37 pm by Jane Walker
    Here I am ... late as usual.   ::)

    I peeked in here a few times yesterday but just didn't have much to say so ... didn't   :-X

    I had a good day yesterday.  After church I went to a small bakery/cafe with a friend and had orange spice tea and ham and cheese quiche.  Then home and read a bit and listened to my tapes (from my daughter).  Soon the phone started ringing.  First Dot called to wish me a happy mother's day and we talked quite a while, then Candice (Dot's daughter who lives in So. California) called to wish me a Happy Mother's day.  I got to talk/listen to my great granddaughter, Autumn Rose!  She is growing up sooo fast ::)  She told me her full name, said "I love you, Magaw Walker" and then decided she'd talked enough so said "Bye, see you later aligator!" ...  ;D
    BTW, Autumn has always said Gramma backwards...she says "magaw"  I joked with Candice that she's dyslexic... but only joking.  This child already counts past 10 and knows most of the alphabet.  She's only 2 years old.  

    Etta Sue - I watched the last episode and finale of Survivor, too.   :P  Actually it ran 3 hours if you count the reunion afterwards!

    I've got a few things to do yet this morning, so maybe I'd better get at them ... see y'all later.

    MIEKA~ "Rabbit ears" is a type of indoor antenna for the television.  That's what I have here, too... no cable hook up or outside antenna.  I can sure understand how that could give you a giggle!    ;)

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass .... it's about learning to dance in the rain!

    joyce robson

    Hope everyone had a very nice Mom;s Day.

    We went to Pennsylvania this weekend. On Saturday; we went to visit the cemetary that my husband's family has a plot--visited with his mom, dad, brother and grandparents.

    Did my husband good 'cause he hadn't been to visit the cemetary for about two years and I knew he missed it.

    Was a blessing to see the garden nursery man coming by and he asked if we wanted him to fill the urns with flowers and we jumped at the chance to say YES, YES.

    Usually we love to garden and put the flowers around but I could see my husband just didn't feel up to doing it this time. He was doing a lot of remembering back when and I could see he was a little down; so the good LORD sent the nursery guy our way !!!

    Great to see you back, Pat.

    Hi Janie, glad that you and Nita are such good friends.  Tell her I said Hi

    Hey, Marilyn, good to see you --will keep your job hunt in my prayers.

    Congrats to Al on your new job position.--will definately love to hear how you are doing.

    Etta, we went to a car show the other day and my husband bought the best fudge cookies he ever had.  The lady said the recipe was the same that you made and shared here--fudge cake with nuts and instead of cake made cookies out of them !!

    Going to check around--see you later.

    Love in CHrist,



    Yes my dog bit me, this is the 2nd time, the first was the first night I brought her home. She is a grouch and She is the one who jumped up to my lap, so I don't know why she bit me this time. my finger sure is sore tho. I soaked it in hot salt water hoping that would take some of the soreness out. It did. but It is stiff at the first joint and makes typing a little difficult there are only 2 small holes one on each side of my first joint.

    Well I am going to check the other forums here then maybe I'll go over to SN and look around there. TTYL
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    Papa John

    Mieka,  I will answer your question.  When a television just has the little folding type antenna the little antenna is called "rabbit ears."  Jerry doesn't have a big antenna on top of his house.  He doesn't have cable TV either.  He just has "rabbit ears."  

    --- Papa John    ;D          <:))))><<

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    May 12, 2003, 04:34:54 pm #22 Last Edit: May 12, 2003, 04:36:36 pm by Sonifo
    Anthony~Did you take some pictures today?  I really like the b/w pictures.  You are getting good at those.  I also like the pictures of the beautiful gardens where you live.  Maybe we will get to see a cool postcard of your part of the world.

    Larry~I hope everything went ok for you today.  That is great that you got a nice dinner made for you and you wife.  Your daughter sounds sweet.

    Al~I like what you said about redemtion.  Animals can not even understand that there is a God to even know what he has done for us.  

    Quoted by Joan
    "Al, Truett always said, "If man came from monkeys, then why aren't  monkeys turning into men today??".   We, as humans, also have a soul that lives forever. "
    It is a wonder why they insist on saying this and trying to get our kids to believe this garbage.

    Etta Sue~Sounds like the Wyoming winds come to visit you. I seen in your pictures you posted that the wind was blowing quite a bit too.  I don't hang my cloths outside to dry it would take me all day to get laundry done around this house, but it would sure be a knock off the electic bill.

    Marilyn~oh my!  Sounds like you are having a rough day.  I hope you get that finger cleaned up.  Dog bites can be pretty nasty.  Zachery was bit by  a neighbors dog on the leg and it tore a big chunk of meat out. I took him to the emergency room and they told me to clean it up 5 times a day.  They put the dog to sleep.  He was a very mean dog.  

    Janet~It sounds like you had a fun day yesturday.  I love to hear people sing and play the guitar.  I will be prayer for Beth. I love what you wrote about love.   Have a good day.

    Mieka~you are so funny!!  It is great that you find humor in everything.  My 13 year is like that.  Anyone can make him laugh and I love that part of him.  It is something special to have.  I hope you are having fun with your family.

    I don't know if you as parents ever felt that what you are teaching to your kids is going through one ear out the other.  Well yesturday I got a homemade card from all of my kids, but the one that made me cry was the one from my oldest son, Troy.  He is going through that teenage stage and thinks he knows everything and mom knows nothing.  It can be a challenge sometimes.  My mind was put at ease after I read what he wrote.
    Letter from Troy
    You are the most wonderful mom that God has to offer  I have a lot of fun with you.  You take care of us and teach us how to grow up and be men and women.  YOu are totally rad, Mom!
    Love Troy

    Have a good day all.  

    Oh ya I put some new pictures of my family in the photography section.


    Sonja, I totally understand how and why Troy's note made you cry!  It is great when you see glimpses that show your teachings are taking root in thier lives.  And regarding your new photo here---pretty in sepia, too! ;)
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    Hi, friends,

    I took my sore throat to the doctor today and learned it's strep. So, I'm essentially "on isolation" through Thursday. Doctor says "don't go out, and don't allow anyone in."

    Papa John, I posted in another discussion that I cannot meet at Dalt's for lunch on Wednesday, but certainly hope everyone else can do so.

    Larry, hope the procedure went well. I've also had that done a couple of times.

    Mieka, I love your fresh approach to life and to things that some of us take for granted. You're a real BLESSING to us!

    Y'all have a good day.

    Ruth Ann
    ...his compassions fail not.  They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.


    I've left it very late coming home from my friends tonight, but would like  to try to reply to everyone.

    Meika, I didn't know what 'rabbits ears' were either.  The things that these Americans do to the English language is appauling  ;D

    Jane, it sounds like you had a nice day yesterday. Your great grandaughter sounds lovely.

    Marilyn, I always tell Sammy not to bite the hand that feeds her.  She never listens. :-\

    Papa John, how is your back doing lately.  I hope they manage to sort it all out for you.

    Sonja, I hope to take some photos for the new challenge.  There's a really old house in my city with a nice gardens, I think it will good as a postcard.  BTW, it was a great message that you had from your son.  It  makes it all worth while doesn't it?

    Janet, sepia is nice isn't it ;)

    Ruth Ann, the throat sounds bad.  I hope it gets better quickly.

    I am so tired now so I will sign off.  God bless everyone and it's been great fellowship through today.

    See you tomorrow.


    BTW, Good night to Pat too.


    Just finished all the posts.

    Anthony: Please don't be to hard on our rabbit ears.

    It has been busy around our house this last few days, Mother's Day and the kids calling and Today is Mel's Birthday and now the same thing all over again, It is wonderful that they remember. We also had visitors yesterday and again today so we have been busy.

    I will move on and check back later.      Ruth
    In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.  Proverbs 3:6

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    Mieka ~ Jerry was here when I posted this morning.  As soon as I clicked 'POST', he said I wonder what Mieka will say about me having rabbit ears.  Sure enough...you didn't disappoint us.  Uh, rabbit ears are what we call an 'indoor'  television antenna.  He gave up his satellite dish and doesn't have an outside antenna yet.  

    Jane ~ Yes, we watched the reunion afterwards, too.  I was surprised with the winner but she played the game and won.

    Sonja ~ Yes, those Wyoming winds are strong by the time they hit Indiana.  There has been some trees downed but so far, no damage here.  On the plus side it is really drying up all the water that came previous to the wind.  What a treat having homemade cards from your kids.  Sounds like you and Mike are doing a great job raising your kids.
    Really like your new picture.

    BTW, I have a new great-great niece born today at 1:30PM EST.  She weighed in at 8 lb. 3 oz. and is 21" long.  She will answer to Isabelle Sydney.  Mommy Emily and Daddy Byron are doing fine.


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    Well, I'm legal, legitimate and totally ethical now.   ;D

    My Windows XP and Microsoft Office arrived this afternoon and have been successfully installed.  In fact I made out better than I expected.  My old printer was not supposed to be compatible and there were no new drivers for it, but XP picked it right up and it works just as usual.  :-\

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