I know we all have our own things we like...just wondered what your Thankful for this year at Thanksgiving.
Personally I am Thankful for my health, my husband, and his health too. Thankful for my friend Mark whom has come to live with us and our wonderful new home...and Insurrance Thank God for insurrance. (LOL). I am so very Thankful for my friends and family that I will be spending this Thanksgiving with in our new home, and for all the blessings God has given me this year. Thank You God for a wonderful year.
In the middle of a wonderful step in our lives (buying our first home together), we have had a major tragedy. Last night our building which thank God was not attached to our home burnt to the ground...inside it was Harleytatsnrings new 2007 Ultra and our 2001 Ultra along with all of HTR's memories and lots of his furnishings he had put in there since Monday. I have yet to see the horrible sight Tom got home late last night and Mark of course was there and tried his best to save the bikes but got burnt in the process. No cause has been determined...but the fire Marshall will be there today. Just asking for all to pray God gets us through this horrific time and I want to thank God for no loss of life and for sparring my new home. In advance thanks for your prayers. Nancy
I saw something on the news tonight that says that fat people (especially belly fat) can double your risk for canser. But as a cancer survior I must say I was not over weight when I got cancer and actually not one of the folks taking chemo with me was over weight. So I personally do not think this is accurate. What do you feel about this study? I know there are plenty of us on here so please share your opion on this subject.
Welcome back Harleytatsnrings! We have missed you! I can not wait to see you. Rest lots, cause this moving thing will get ya down. Hey ladies he's coming to Texas and he's single! (yeap moma's pimping him out already and he aint even home yet.) LOL
I am not the best, just try to be my best. Some want to ctitisize me about trying to be a christian, at least I try I fall and ask God to forgive me but I try can you say the same.
The Greatest Thing
?Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love? (I Corinthians 13:13 NIV).
Spiritual maturity isn?t measured by how long you?ve been a Christian, or how much you know, or how often you go to church. Spiritual maturity is measured by the way you treat other people. It?s measured by the love you allow to operate in you. Corinthians tells us that one characteristic of love is that it is not rude. That means, when we are walking in love, we treat other people with courtesy and respect. Are you courteous to other people? Are you kind to the person at the check-out counter that may be moving too slowly for you? Are you gentle when you are driving down the highway and someone cuts you off? Are you patient with your family and coworkers? These are all characteristics of love. The Bible tells us that love is patient. It is kind. It does not envy; it is not proud. It is not rude. Love is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrong. Love never fails. Notice that these characteristics don?t have anything to do with feelings. Love is a choice. You can choose to walk in love toward people even when you don?t feel like it! Make the choice to do what is right. Choose today to show kindness and be courteous to others. Look for ways to cultivate the greatest thing in your life?love! As you do, you?ll move forward into the life of blessing God has in store for you.
A Prayer for Today
Heavenly Father, thank You for working in my life. Thank You for loving me so that I can show love to those around me. Keep me close to You, and help me be an instrument of love to those around me. In Jesus? Name. Amen.
Sometimes people come into your life and then they are gone..you wonder why God brought them to you what were you to learn from them...and why he let them hurt you so. Well I found this in my daily e-mail I get from a beloved pastor and thought I'd share it see I been praying since the week and and I figured this was my sign to let folks go that enjoy hurting me...I hope you find some inner peace with theis as I did....
?For we are God's handiwork, recreated in Christ Jesus, that we may do those good works which God predestined for us, taking paths which He prepared ahead of time, that we should walk in them, living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live? (Ephesians 2:10).
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
God has already prepared paths for you to take in your future! When God laid out the plan for your life, He lined up the right people, the right circumstances, and the right breaks. In your future, He?s already released favor, supernatural opportunities, and divine connections. The breaks you need in life have already been preordained to come across your path. If you will stay in faith and go out each day and be a person of excellence, you?ll walk into these appointments of favor. It will be just as if you stumbled into God?s blessings! When you really understand this principal, you?ll begin to get excited about every single day! You?ll have a spring in your step as you think about what blessing is coming next! It could be today. It could be tomorrow. It could be next week. Keep expecting. Keep believing. Stay focused on the fact that God has already released into your future everything you need to fulfill your destiny. Start declaring seasons of increase over your life. Declare that the favor is on you and opportunities are coming. As you do, you?ll move forward into the favor and blessing God has ordered for you!
In September 1960, I woke up one morning with six hungry babies and just 75 cents in my pocket.
Their father was gone.
The boys ranged from three months to seven years; their sister was two.
Their Dad had never been much more than a presence they feared.
Whenever they heard his tires crunch on the gravel driveway they would scramble to hide under their beds.
He did manage to leave $15 a week to buy groceries.
Now that he had decided to leave, there would be no more beatings, but no food either.
If there was a welfare system in effect in southern Indiana at that time, I certainly knew nothing about it.
I scrubbed the kids until they looked brand new and then put on my best homemade dress, loaded them into the rusty old 51 Chevy and drove off to find a job.
The seven of us went to every factory, store and restaurant in our small town.
The kids stayed crammed into the car and tried to be quiet while I tried to convince who ever would listen that I was willing to learn or do anything. I had to have a job.
Still no luck. The last place we went to, just a few miles out of town, was an old Root Beer Barrel drive-in t hat had been converted to a truck stop.
It was called the Big Wheel.
An old lady named Granny owned the place and she peeked out of the window from time to time at all those kids.
She needed someone on the graveyard shift, 11 at night until seven in the morning.
She paid 65 cents an hour, and I could start that night.
I raced home and called the teenager down the street that baby-sat for people.
I bargained with her to come and sleep on my sofa for a dollar a night.
She could arrive with her pajamas on and the kids would already be asleep
This seemed like a good arrangement to her, so we made a deal.
That night when the little ones and I knelt to say our prayers, we all thanked God for finding Mommy a job. And so I started at the Big Wheel.
Since phone calls and e-mails are not taken let me help some of you...there is a virus out there being passed around and it actually kills your computer and acts like your hard drive is fried, I took mine to Circut City and they told me I had lost all pics on there...but I then took it to smeone else and they told me they could retrieve the info...so I had him take it and put it on an external hard drive. So as it was explained to me it is always possible to extract your pics from your hard drive thats how the cops bust those sick f**ks that look at child porn on thenet it is always on there even if you delete it. I am trying to help folks here that don't want my help...but thats me...just cause I don't like ya don't mean I can not be civil! Good Luck!
Ok this is not something that was sent to me it actually happened to me today!
I took my patient (90 yr old Lady) to WalMart today to do some shopping...she wanted to buy a gift card for her great grandson that is 2 months old so as the cashier started to check her out I told the cashier "she would like to purchase a $100.00 gift card," the cashier took a gift card swiped it punched in $100.00 and handed it to the little friend of her's standing there talking about lunch breaks. She then swiped another gift card and so I ask what was wrong with that card? She replied it says swipe another card, it must be a bad card. (I'm thinking yeah right!) But I keep my mouth shut. She finishes the transaction and told my patient her total and the lady gives her the visa card to swipe...I take my patient to the car load her bags in the car start the ar then ask her for the gift card she purchased, her credit card, and her reciept. She says why, when I explain she pulls out the reciept and sure enough sahe was charged for 2 $100.00 gift cards. So I left her in the car ask the security officer driving the lot to keep an eye on her and went inside and ask for a manager. We reviewed the tape and it was clear they had ripped off my patient. The manager gave me $100.00 cash back and I watched them take the 2 girls into the office...as I left the store the police showed up so my patient and I watched them load those girls into the car and haul them away. Staling from the elderly is the most hanious crime I think. Ever wittness something like this?
Last week, I took my children to a restaurant.
My six-year-old son asked if he could say grace.
As we bowed our heads he said, "God is good, God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if Mom gets us ice cream for dessert. And Liberty and justice for all! Amen!"
Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby, I heard a woman remark, "That's what's wrong with this country. Kids today don't even know how to pray. Asking God for ice cream! Why , I never!"
Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me, "Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?"
As I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific job, and God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table.
He winked at my son and said, "I happen to know that God thought that was a great prayer."
"Really?" my son asked.
"Cross my heart," the man replied.
Then, in a theatrical whisper, he added (indicating the woman whose remark had started this whole thing), "Too bad she never asks God for ice cream. A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes."
Naturally, I bought my kids ice cream at the end of the meal. My son stared at his for a moment, and then did something I will remember the rest of my life.
He picked up his sundae and, without a word, walked over and placed it in front of the woman. With a big smile he told her, "Here, this is for you. Ice cream is good for the sou l sometimes; and my soul is good already."
Ok guys here is one for ya...My bike has been sitty all summer due to license being suspended I am leagal to drive again and I went to look at my bike and it has leaked a lot of oil this summer...Do ya think my cases are cracked or just a gasket problem? I have not touched it yet just went to go peek at it before I came to work last monday I get off work tomorrow and hey I can always take Tom's bike for a spin but I would rather take mine. Give me your thoughts...Please?
This is the professor who wrote the piece below:
David W. Forrest, Ph.D., PAS, Dipl. ACAP
Department of Animal Science
Texas A&M University
I'm sure those of you who aren't in the cattle business don't understand the issues here. But to those of us who who's living depends on the cattle market, selling cattle, raising the best beef possible... this is frustrating. As far as my family, we don't eat at McDonald's much (Subway is our choice of fast food), but this will keep us from ever stopping there again, even for a drink.
The original message is from the Texas Cattle Feeders Association. American cattle producers are very passionate about this. McDonald's claims that there is not enough beef in the USA to support their restaurants. Well, we know that is not so. Our opinion is they are looking to save money at our expense. The sad thing of it is that the people of the USA are the ones who made McDonald's successful in the first place, but we are not good enough to provide beef.
We personally are no longer eating at McDonald's, which I am sure does not make an impact, but if we pass this around maybe there will be an impact felt.
Please pass it on. Just to add a note, all Americans that sell cows at a livestock auction barn had to sign a paper stating that we do NOT EVER feed our cows any part of another cow.
South Americans are not required to do this as of yet.
McDonald's has announced that they are going to start importing much of their beef from South America . The problem is that South Americans aren't under the same regulations as American beef producers, and the regulations they have are loosely controlled.
They can spray numerous pesticides on their pastures that have been banned here at home because of residues found in the beef. They can also use various hormones and growth regulators that we can't.
The American public needs to be aware of this problem and that they may be putting themselves at risk from..
33 Senators Voted Against English as America 's Official Language June 6, 2007
On Wed, 6 Jun 2007 23:35:23 -0500, "Colonel Harry Riley USA ret" wrote:
Your vote against an amendment to the Immigration Bill 1348, to make English America's offical language is astounding. On D-Day no less when we honor those that sacrificed in order to secure the bedrock character and principles of America . I can only surmise your vote reflects a loyalty to illegal aliens.
I don't much care where you come from, what your religion is, whether you're black, white or some other color, male or female, democrat, republican or independent, but I do care when you're a United States Senator, representing citizens of America and vote against English as the official language of the United States .
Your vote reflects betrayal, political surrender, violates your pledge of allegiance, dishonors historical principle, rejects patriotism, borders on traitorous action and, in my opinion, makes you unfit to serve as a United States Senator... impeachment, recall, or other appropriate action is warrented.
Worse, 4 of you voting against English as America 's official language are presidential candidates: Senator Biden, Senator Clinton, Senator Dodd, and Senator Obama.
Those 4 Senators vying to lead America but won't or don't have the courage to cast a vote in favor of English as America's official language when 91% of American citizens want English officially designated as our language.
This is the second time in the last several months this list of Senators have disgraced themselves as political hacks... unworthy as Senators and certainly unqualifed to serve as President of the United States.
If America is as angry as I am, you will realize a back-lash so stunning it will literally rock you out of your panties... and preferably, totally out of the United States Senate.
Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the mind.
You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worring about the future.
God always gives his best to those who leave the choice to him.
A hug is a great gift....one size fits all and it's easily exchanged.
Laughter is God's sunshine. Take time to laugh for it's music to the soul.
And most importantly of all.....
If anyone speaks badly of you, live so that no one will believe them.
And do what ever you can for who ever you can...with what you have and where you are!
I'm sorry, but after hearing they want to sing OUR
National Anthem in Spanish ... enough is Too much!
NEVER did they sing it in Italian, Japanese,
Polish, Irish-Celtic, German,
Portuguese, Greek, French,
or any other language because of immigration.
It was written by Francis Scott Key and should be sung word for
word the way it was written.
The news broadcasts gave a translation
that's NOT even close. Sorry if this offends anyone
but this is my country.
Let me make this perfectly clear!
THIS IS MY COUNTRY!
And, because I make this statement
DOES NOT mean I'm against immigration!!!
YOU ARE WELCOME HERE IN MY COUNTRY.
Welcome to come through like everyone else has.
Get a sponsor!
Get a place to lay your head!
Get a job!
Live by OUR rules!
Pay YOUR taxes!
LEARN THE LANGUAGE LIKE ALL OTHER
IMMIGRANTS HAVE IN THE PAST!!!
AND PLEASE DON'T DEMAND THAT
WE HAND OVER OUR
LIFETIME SAVINGS OF SOCIAL
SECUR ITY FUNDS TO YOU
TO MAKE UP FOR ''YOUR'' LOSSES.
I recieved this in an e-mail and thought this would be a good way to get it out to as many folks as possible.
So what do you think?
As some of you know there are a few of us on here that help out with the Alvin, TX Blue Santa Run and Bike Show. Here's the scoop!
Sunday September 16, 2007
Kickstands up at 1:30 P.M.
Trophies for the Bike Show
We would all love to see you come out and support the children of Alvin. We made lots of happy faces last year, we also do shop with a cop where each child gets $100.00 and the parents get $100.00 for groceries. So please come help us make lots of children happy this Christmas!
MY LIVING WILL
Last night, my friend and I were sitting in the living room and I said
to her, "I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some
machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the
She got up, unplugged the TV, and threw out my wine.
She's such a bitch.....
We call him BIG DADDY, Bling and Jr But what ever you call him it is his birthday. This is the sweetest man alive very Loving, God given friend. No one else could have brought such wonderful man into our lives. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY FRIEND!
How would you feel if your wife or girlfriend bought you a truck? Now it's our money....money we have aquired together...but I found a really good deal today and I bought it...I am going to suprise him with it tomorrow...so guys do you like suprises? Or do you like to pick out everything?
Dorothy and Edna, two "senior" widows, are talking.
Dorothy: "That nice George Johnson asked me out for a date. I know you
went out with him last week, and I wanted to talk with you about him
before I give him my answer."
Edna: "Well, I'll tell you. He shows up at my apartment punctually at 7
P.M., dressed like such a gentleman in a fine suit, and he brings me
such beautiful flowers! Then he takes me downstairs, and what's there
but a luxury car... a limousine, uniformed chauffeur and all. Then he
takes me out for dinner... a marvelous dinner... lobster, champagne,
dessert, and after-dinner drinks. Then we go see a show. Let me tell
you, Dorothy, I enjoyed it so much I could have just died from pleasure!
So then we are coming back to my apartment and he turns into an ANIMAL.
Completely crazy, he tears off my expensive new dress and has his way
with me two times!"
Dorothy: "Goodness gracious!... so you are telling me I shouldn't go out
Edna: "No, no, no... I'm just saying, wear an old dress."