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Thoughts on Abortion

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Lately I have the pleasure of holding my great grand daughter Jane and looking at how perfect and beautiful she is.   She was born a little over 2 months premature at 3 pounds.   Now she is over 10 pounds and I love love love her.   It makes me mad and angry that our NY lawmakers want to allow abortions at full term.  These are children and this is murder.

Plus what is the next step since we know that these sick activists are never happy and once they have one thing they automatically start thinking of what they want to do next and then the next step and the next step etc.

 

 

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Blog re-design

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I have had 4 blogs for quite a while now but have decided to combine them into one.

My 4 blogs currently are 1. Christian blog; 2. Political (pro conservative) 3. one that used to be political also but I have turned it into a music blog and 4. The other me for miscellaneous and personal stuff.  I have decided to combine them into the one Blog “The Other Me” but not to copy all of the content over except maybe I might copy some of the Music Stuff over.  Afer all of that I might pay to upgrade the one blog whereas upgrading 4 blogs would be too costly.    When I am satisfied the other 3 blogs will be deleted (I think).

For now all of my  new posts will be on this one blog.

Devotional From BayHope Church in Tampa FL

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My sister sent me the link to this current series from her church and I have been listening and reading it everyday.    This one I think is particularly good so I encourage everyone to give it a read.

Read Luke 11:24-28 and 11:33-36.

Devotion by: Tyler Fukutani
Incomplete Repentance

God has given every one of us two things: a special gift unique to us and a mission. The mission is that we must spread God’s love and Word through our actions. As James says in James 2:14, “What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions?” God doesn’t want us just to say we have faith in Him and that we’ve been given special gifts. He wants us to use our gifts to help spread the love and light of God to those around us.

For example, God has gifted me with an extraordinary amount of compassion towards those in need. This spiritual gift would be useless to me and an affront to God if I just sat around doing nothing. It would be even worse to blatantly ignore someone who needs my help just because I didn’t feel up to it at the moment. Instead, God wants me to use my compassion to help those in need to give them a glimpse of how much God loves them.

School Shooting

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I almost hate to rehash the whold school shooting debate but. . .

I will start this off by saying that I do not own a gun but I do not buy into the whole ban gun thing that so many liberals are emotionally buying into.   I believe that what we have is a problem with a lack of morality and yes I do blame the whole thing of the liberalization of our country.   The whole “sex, drugs and rock n roll” thing if taking it’s toll on our country.   Too many people are screaming and protesting the latest craze without actually putting any thought into it.

When I grew up we could go out and buy guns and ammo freely without any waiting period or whatever.   No gun laws to speak of and yes I had several guns growing up a .22 and a shotgun.   And guess what?   We did not have any school shootings we did not go out and kill people.

There has always been a few violent people and many of them were able to surpress that urge with help from Religion, Church and the Bible.  But our society has rejected religion and the Bible and it is no longer used as our moral compass.

And as usual this is turning into another violent person almost being excused for his acts because he may have been bullied while in school.  Again there have always been bullys and there always were.  But in times gone by the people being bullied just went on with their lives after a bit of cussing and complaining.  As a person who has been overweight all his life I know a thing or two about this but I shook it off and have had a wonderful life;  perhaps church played a role in this?

Until we start addressing the lack of morality in the country this kind of violent stuff will not only keep happening it will escalate.

 

 

 

 

House by the Side of the Road

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Beautiful poem by Sam Walter Foss.  It was my dads favorite poem and also one of mine.   “I want to live in a house by the side of the road and be a friend to man”


Christian Comedy / Gospel Music

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Just ran across this on You Tube and it is a nice blend of comedy and

Christian Music.   I hope you enjoy this one!

A Little of This and That

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Going out to church yesterday morning I slipped on the front steps and fell the whole way down.  It happened so fast I only know that I ended up in the snow and ice laying down by the car (that is the fastest I ever went down those stairs).   I decided that since I was already by the car that if I could get up I would still go to church – and I did.  There are several places on my body that ache and hurt if I touch them but overall I am still alive and kickin’ .  We’ll see how I feel when I try to get to my small group at church tonight.

I have thought quite a bit this past year that my wife and family really needs someone much stronger and better than me.   If they should find that someone I would bow out gracefully as I know that I am fortunate that they have put up with me all this time.

I started going through my old 45 records recently and they sure bring back some great memories.  Many of them have these covers on them with pictures of the artist,  you don’t get that with a cd or an mp3.    I have a ton of records that I’ve saved through all these years.  I have Bobby Vee, Elvis, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Dion and many many more.   I even have a couple records by “Jan and Arnie” which was Jan recording with a friend before Dean came in the picture and and and I have like a demo record by Walt the Stilt Chamberlain.  If I can find a cheap desk to put downstairs by the computer I am going (I hope) to get out an old turn table and play my records now and again.

I am really getting tired of television,  even the shows I watch have been losing their appeal to me.  Their are a few that I still look forward to watching but that list is dwindling down a lot lately.   Some of the shows I still watch regularly are “Scorpion, Big Bang Theory, NCIS (all of them), This Is Us,  Criminal Minds and a few BBC shows.   This week I recorded and watched what I consider the best Cop movie ever made “Bullit” with Steve McQueen and that car chase scene is simply classic.

On Valentines day this year we will have been married for 48 years.  It’s been a great ride for me but it seems that everyone could have done better than me;  I can’t give them the things they seem to want like in-ground pools and cruises and I am pretty boring at get togethers and parties.  But I am here until they get tired of me and move along (I would have thought it would have happened a long time ago).

OK enough whining so I guess I’ll go ahead and post this.