Sunday, September 23, 2012


***We went to Barnes & Noble yesterday after lunch with Emily & Johnathan. We certainly raised two bookworms, they love to read! I picked up Max Lucado's most recent book, "Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine." I love what it says on the back:

Max Lucado asks a deeper question: Have you been changed by grace? Shaped by grace? Strengthened by grace? Emboldened by grace? Softened by grace? Snatched by the nape of your neck and shaken to your senses by grace?

God’s grace has a drenching about it. A wildness about it. A white-water, riptide, turn-you-upside-downness about it. Grace comes after you. It rewires you. From insecure to God secure. From regret riddled to better-because-of-it. From afraid to die to ready to fly.
Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off.

Let’s make certain grace gets you.

"From insecure to God secure." I absolutely love that. Can't wait to read this one.

***Discrimination against heterosexual car renters? Truth is stranger than fiction, I'm tellin' ya.

According to the Complaint, Plaintiff rented a car from AVIS in July 2011, in the County of San Diego, California. She was charged $311.36. According to the Complaint, at that time AVIS gave large price discounts to members of two groups: the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association and the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Plaintiff is not a member of either group. The Complaint further alleges that AVIS did not give her the gay and lesbian group member price discount. Plaintiff alleges that California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act ... prohibits a business from discriminating between its customers on the basis of sexual orientation....
Plaintiff plausibly alleges that during the transaction AVIS charged her a higher price to rent a car because AVIS did not perceive her to be a lesbian or gay customer or because AVIS did not perceive her to be associated with favored lesbian or gay customer groups....

***Hopefully a sign...

***Muslim rage and the Obama retreat. This really is scary, and will be even more scary if this bozo is re-elected.

***Hubris, Chutzpah, Irony, it what you want. "Obama Accuses Congress of Ducking Elected Duties." He says they're campaigning instead. Ummm, Mr. President? How's Jay & Bey doin'?

Obama accuses lawmakers of being "more worried about their jobs and their paychecks" than their constituents, in his weekend radio and Internet address.
Meanwhile the world's leaders are arriving in New York for next week's United Nations General Assembly meeting, but the president has no plans to meet privately with any of them.
However, he and first lady Michelle Obama will make an appearance on "The View," a freewheeling TV talk show more likely to reach voters than the president would with the diplomacy he is skipping at the United Nations.

***                                         Now THAT'S a long & winding road...

                                                              "What the...?"

                                                          WELL, HI THERE!

                                                The house ain't much, but the view is awesome...


***Reds clinch NL Central. Just in case you're keeping up.


***From Inspire 21:

The following excerpts are actual answers given on history tests and in Sunday School quizzes by children between 5th and 6th grade ages in Ohio. They were collected by two teachers over a period of three years.
  • Ancient Egypt was old. It was inhabited by gypsies and mummies who all wrote in hydraulics.They lived in the Sarah Dessert. The climate of the Sarah is such that all the inhabitants have to live elsewhere.
  • Moses led the Hebrew slaves to the Red Sea where they made unleavened bread,which is bread made without any ingredients. Moses went up on Mount Cyanide to get the ten commandos. He died before he ever reached Canada but the commandos made it.
  • Solomon had three hundred wives and seven hundred porcupines. He was an actual hysterical figure as well as being in the Bible. It sounds like he was sort of busy too.
  • The Greeks were a highly sculptured people, and without them we wouldn't have history. The Greeks also had myths. A myth is a young female moth.
  • Socrates was a famous old Greek teacher who went around giving people advice. They killed him. He later died from an overdose of wedlock which is apparently poisonous. After his death, his career suffered a dramatic decline.

***Deep fried PB&J sandwich? Hmmm...not sure about that one.

How about chicken fried bacon? Ew.

"Neither a borrower nor a lender be;
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
This above all: to thine ownself be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Farewell: my blessing season this in thee!"

--Lord Polonius, Hamlet Act I, Scene 3

William Shakespeare

***"Procrastination is the fear of success."
Denis Waitley

***Have a great day!

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