July 16, 2006 - Msg 42892:
Man, leave it to me to start a Moulage. I wouldn't blame you guys if you voted me off the porch!
So sorry about Sean, Millie. Try not to panick, he is young and this I'm sure this is the first time he has done something like this. It shouldn't go too hard on him but you are right to want him to learn from the consequences.
Well, maybe I can stop in for a minute at Sarah's. Still have so much to do!
By the way, thanks for the opinions and explainations. The reason I ask is because I respect your opinions alot.
July 16, 2006 - Msg 42893:
Good sweep Miss Boo!...Hey Miss Lucy...we are going to the Lake for a big Ride and fish day tomorrow..during the week its not so crowded..can fish better...gona ride to the very north end of Alatoona Lake..have not been up there in years..takes about an hour and a half...stoping for breaks to take a dip...Alatoona is 12000 acers..big lake...Boo we would never vote you off...Asa are you to full of Lobster from the boil to talk?..BWB you full too?..hey to possum,hm,colt,ro,auh20,...yall what ever happened to quite sam and CHUCK and the lost ones?..TOM its gona be HOT here in ga.97 they say now here with no rain...have to take lots of dips and go fast to cool off tomorrow...well let me get these reports run for the night...all is quite...lights are on....prayers to all in need...SPOT the talking dog of this porch..
July 16, 2006 - Msg 42894:
Thanks for the lobster Spot maybe Asa is pouting cause I ate his lobster. teehee I'm off to get some work done & then the ironing board for me. Night Porch
July 16, 2006 - Msg 42895:
Hi, all. I'm back, and promise to keep my opinions to myself, at least tonight. Went to eat catfish with a friend, at a restaurant called Razzoo's. It's Cajun style food, very good. Then we came home and watched TAGS DVDs. Very pleasant evening. She just left, now I'm going to watch Britcoms.
Lucy, be patient on that trip. It's gonna be hard. If Michaela is telling lies about your dad, just be sure you don't leave her alone with him for one minute, to remove any opportunity for her to do more of the same. Girls don't realize how destructive those lies can be, they're just trying to get some attention.
Millie, bless your little heart. This is about all you needed. I can only imagine how your heart must be breaking right now. What was Sean thinking? I'll bet he's wondering that right about now, too. Teenagers! You'd think their brain was in a jar somewhere, until they're about 25. Prayers for you, honey, and for Sean as well.
Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena
July 16, 2006 - Msg 42896:
Hello gang...busy but great day today.
Boo...get some rest...I know you are tired from all that sweeping.
Millie...prayers for you and your family.
Lucy...have a safe trip to Ohio.
Didn't get to see any of the race today. Don't even know who won.
Getting late...gonna go to bed. You all have a Jesus filled night.
July 16, 2006 - Msg 42897:
Good Night all!!!
I'm just home, and I'll see ya'll in the morn!!!
July 16, 2006 - Msg 42898:
Yes Ro's statement ("You'd think their brain was in a jar somewhere") is well-put! ha Who can figure them out?
Somehow I missed your last post Lucy. Sorry for the problems you are facing. Prayers for a safe trip (if you decide to go). Hang in there, you are such a sweet person and always so willing to help! Sorry your Hubby made fun of you today. I know that doesn't feel good even if they are kidding. Most men don't understand how that can hurt a woman. Most of us have so darned many insecurities from past hurts that it doesn't take much to make us feel bad.
Ro, I wanted to ask you about the Israel/Islam issue. I knew the history about the ever-present conflict between the decendants of Abraham's sons but I didn't remember that God told the Israelites to destroy the descendants of Ishmael. Where they called the Amalakites? Just curious about that...
Also been meaning to ask you; your friend that you go to eat and watch TAGS DVD's with, is she a huge TAGS fan, too, and if so, why doesn't she visit the porch?
Just took some Melatonin to see if I would be able to sleep tonight. Funny how when you are suffering from insomnia, it's like you become afraid of the bed...the more you think about trying to fall asleep, the harder it is. Crazy! Wish counting sheep worked. It's funny because I am not having anxious thoughts that keep me awake, but as I lay there awake I am thinking good thoughts and because my mind is so wide-awake I feel energized or something. I have a feeling the pre-menopause thing is not for cowards...I actually had a couple of night sweats this month and am beginning to retain water! Yikes! Can anyone relate?
Better try to get some sleep before the kids are up in the morning...Goodnight,
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42899:
Wow Millie, I can imagine the tension at your house right now because of this thing with Sean. These troubles can permeate a house. Prayers for you and your family, and I hope Sean learns his lesson and is "scared straight" after this but that he is given another chance. Kids can do stupid things.
Well, about one more week and we'll be moving. I still don't know how we are going to close on both houses on the same day AND move all the stuff to the new home, as I am sure the new owner of our house here will want to be moving in too that day. Oy! :)
Been watching the coverage of WWIII on the news(I see you all have been watching too), and I can only take so much of that, so I turned over to TVLand and, ...no, sorry it wasn't TAGS, but Leave It To Beaver was on(and still is, actually). It's just nice to have those shows to look back on to remind us of better, simpler days. Thank God for TVLand. Where we can escape our turbulent times, at least for a little bit.
Have a nice, peaceful night everyone.(and that should go for all around the world)
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42900:
Deputy Warren Ferguson
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42901:
Don't know if I can relate to the retaining water, Boo. ;)
Retaining Gatorade maybe, from drinking too much.:)
Sorry you are having trouble getting to sleep. Maybe we should try some hypnosis. Here goes:
You are getting very sleepy.
Your eyelids are getting very heavy.
Now, at the count of thre...
cough, I'm up. I'm up.
;) Just kidding, Boo. Hope you get some rest.
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42902:
Dang, that censor thing really knows how to ruin a good joke. It only let me put in two Z's. That's barely a wink!
And that's after going through a hundred other things to try and determine why my post wasn't taking.
Love the porch, Floyd, and thanks for all you do, don't get me wrong. But that censor thing is just a wee bit touchy at times.
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42903:
Morning porch...getting off at 6 this morning going home and sleeping till about 10:30 then up hook the boat up and swing by and get Miss Sherry and lake bound should be a good day mid 90"s and no rain..fish and cruise....she will have us some lunch packed so yall meet us at the bridge at 1pm!...will holler when I get home at about 7pm or so...hope the fish are biting...but before we go its breakfast menu:country ham and bisquits,sausage and bisquits,hashbrowns coffee and milk...mustard or mayo on them or jelly..lite breakfast cause we are on the run...well prayers and good fishing!...SPOT
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42904:
Good morning all - getting ready to take the last of the goats in for vet. checks and the poster is winding down too. The fair is next week - we live in a simpler time here and that the fair in the county is the BIG news. The town we live near has only a flashing light, the town that the fair is in has only one stop light. Told you it was simple. . .wish you all could have this kind of town.
It will be hot here today as well - but cooler temps are coming for Friday (the 80's).
Thank you for all of the prayers - my situation is not resolved but today I seem to have peace about it. Please continue to pray for me - and that maybe, just maybe it will resolve soonly. I wish I could share the nature of it but I cannot. Thank you again - this porch is just a God send!
Asa - which earrings did you wear? Your mother of pearl are my favorite!
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42905:
Millie-I feel a bit foolish spouting off about all of that nonsense in the Middle East and not even addressing your prayer request for your son Sean. Prayers for you and Sean, I know it sounds trite but hang in there and keep moving forward, one foot in front of the other. I agree with Sterling's Msg 42899.
Boo-I also missed your Msg 42833, goodness that was a bit rough. I don't know what to say to that but your idea did sound devilishly fantastic.
Poor Horatio-You're exactly correct regarding North Korea during the previous US Administration every time NK acted up they were rewarded. It's kind of like feeding a wild animal, everything's fine as long as you've got something to give it to stop it from biting you.
Romeena-Love your cure for the above mentioned problem.
Mavis-You're right, I didn't mean to "hog" Romeena all to myself.
spot-Oh man! I missed the lobster too. Rats!
Wonder if we have any new little Me-They's yet?
"That's keys in the drawer."
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42906:
Morning Dears, Hope you guys are all okay. Monday morning and I am at working getting ready to start my day. Prayers for all this morning and an extra dose especially for Homemaker,Lucy and Millie. Thanks for the meals SPOT. You and Miss Sherry be sure to use your sunscreen today. Supposed to be HOT here today, upper 90's. Have a good day ya'll and behave. Big Maude
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42907:
WILL IT IS GOING TO HIT ABOT 100 g here and for the next three days up in the 90 g .
will i will stay the house by the a/c and maybe we will git some rain ,no storm.
LUCY-WHERE IN PHIO DO YOU GO TO. I M FROM CLEVELAND , OHIO.
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42908:
Boo...pray you got some sleep.last night.
Spot...have fun on the lake. Leave some fish for another day though.
Sterling... I read your post and fell asleep.
Prayers for you all. Have a great day in Jesus!
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42909:
Thanks REV, I did get a good night's sleep, thanks to that Melatonin that MDC suggested. Just 1/4 tab is perfect...hard to explain but the kind of sleep I have when I take it is like I used to sleep when I was much younger. Good stuff!
Auh2o, well, the problem with my devilish idea is that I realized something that after that post; I remembered that days before that Hubby and I were remembering a Christmas party we attended back when I was in my 20's. It was a really nice fling, one of those where you dress up and dance the night away. Well, I told him that about a week after the party, someone brought some pictures from the party to work and there was one of me in my black dress. One of the doctors held it up and said, "That's what I want for Christmas". Well, now that I remember that I told him that, I am realizing that he was only referring to that story and was paying me a compliment. Now I really wish I hadn't thrown that picture at him! Besides, I don't even think I have a picture of him with hair. He lost his in his mid-twenties...poor guy! ha...OK, that's my novel for the day....lots of things to do today!
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42910:
Sterling, thanks for the hypnosis. The only problem is that I read it this morning instead of last night and I am feeling very sleepy now....Zz
Hope things go well with the house!
Prayers continue for you Homemaker. Glad you are feeling some peace.
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42911:
Good Morning! Sunny day today, but not to hot!
Deputy Warren Ferguson
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42912:
problem, that all I git from me family in ohio.
I keep tilling thim not to called becaues she is making me blood go up and if I have heartatext it will be on her.
( NATURE'S BLESSINGS)
OH BEAUTIFUL FOR DISTANT HILLS
AND TREES THAT CLIMB EACH SLOPE,
FOR SKIES OF AZURE OVERHEAD
AND CLOUDS THAT INTERLOPE
OH, BEAUTFUL FOR WINDS THAT MOVE
THE GRASSES AND THE LEAVES-
FOR CHANGES THAT SEASONS MAKE
AND THE COLORS THAT THEY WEAVE.
OH, BEAUTIFUL FOR ROARING SEAS,
FOR EAGLES AOARING HIGH,
FOR THE SOUND WHEN THUNDER CRACKS
AND WHEN THE FORESTS SIGH.
OH, BEAUTIFUL FOR ALL THE THINGS
THAT NATURE BESTOWS FREE-
THE SIGHTS, THE SOUNDS, THE IMAGES-
GOD'S WORLD IN HARMONY.
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42913:
Prayers today for Tom and Millie. . .
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42914:
Homemaker- glad things are working out. I hope you can share someday. I prayed especially hard for all the porch yesterday at services.
Sterling, Colt etc, yes, things are happening and we need to "keep extra oil for our lamps."
Spot- Hope the fishing was good.
Tom- another wonderful poem! Thanks buddy.
Boo, I am so glad you got that worked out with hubby. Sometimes a misunderstanding can sure cause a moulage all its own.
Racing at Pocano this week!!
ANYone see Home makeover last night. They really spoke up for Christian faith!
Well, gotta read archives.
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42915:
Anyone wanting a bit of roasting ears on the barbie? Maybe a billy burger to go with it? Don't shy away. . .
Boo - we love our mini donkey. . .he is a big pet. Because he wasn't raised around the goats - he does not have a keen attraction to them, rather - he hates them. I would go with a mini donkey rather than a standard size, esp. if you aren't buying them for anything more than a pet.
Someone asked about our dog and the chickens (we've got to save the chickens!) He stays penned or tied most of the time. Believe me - he gets plenty of attention! He only bothers the chickens or the kittens if we are out there - like to show us he is king. If we are watching from afar, the chickens and the kittens eat out of his bowl and he lets them with no problem.
God is good!
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42916:
I forgot - thanks MDC for all the prayers. . .hm
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42917:
To Sterling Holobyte Msg 42902, next time try z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z.
To Spot Msg 42903, how long is your boat? Is it sail or power? Does it have an outboard or inboard engine?
To homemaker Msg 42904, I will continue to pray for a resolution to your situation. But please read this joke first before continuing with my message.
I believe God sends us help in different forms. It's quite possible that He has sent one of us here to offer you a more concrete solution if we only knew more of the details of your problem. But if you still prefer to keep it private and rely upon prayer, then so be it.
To Boo Msg 42909, I looked up Melatonin at familydoctor.org and discovered something you should know about. "Natural melatonin is made from the pineal gland of animals. This form could be contaminated with a virus and is not recommended. The synthetic form of melatonin does not have this risk. If you are not sure if your melatonin is natural or synthetic, ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking it."
To TOM Msg 42912, I think you need an answering machine to answer your telephone calls. I do it. This way, you can only answer the ones that you want and ignore the problem calls.
from Poor Horatio
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42918:
Folks, I need to express my feelings about a television show that I watch on occasion since it's no longer in production. It's called Touched By An Angel. I have never been so emotionally and spiritually moved by a television program before. The writing is so unique, the songs are so uplifting, and the messages are so inspirational. I'm always in tears by the end of the show. It appears in reruns on many cable systems. It also is available on DVD.
from Poor Horatio
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42919:
Wow, busy day but got alot done, that's for sure.
Thanks for that info, Horatio..I emailed the company I bought the Melatonin from for more info. I used to watch Touched By an Angel when it was originally out but my cable doesn't show it in rerun. I remember it being very touching at times. You should see End of the Spear, I think you would like it.
Well, thanks Homemaker, I would love a mini donkey someday....I know a teacher who has one and it is house-trained and lives in the house!
Better get going....Millie are you out there? Hope today is a better day.
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42920:
WILL HAD BEEN A BAD DAY .
MY STEPDAD GIT OVER HEATIT FROM BEING OUT IN THE SUN,.
NOW ME T.V HAD STOP WORKING AND NO MONEY TO GIT ONE WHAT AND HE HAVE A 13" B/W TV THAT HE WATCH.
MY WILL NOT CALLED TO BAG ME BECAUSE I TOLD THIM THAT I LIKE TO KEEP ME BLOOG DOWN.
SO I KNOW THAT NO ONE WILL HELP ME TO GIT A T V.
WILL THE NEXT ONE OF THIM WANT ME HELP I WILL JUST FORGIT IT.
WILL ITGOING TO BE A HOT DAY IN THE 90 G TOMORROR.
PRAYER ALL THAT CAN USED THIM
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42921:
Tom if I could help you get a tv, I sure would! Hope your step-dad is doing better now that it has cooled down some, it was 100 on my front porch today! Drink lots of water! Best get to bed, been a long, hot day. Will give you all the low down tomorrow.
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42922:
Evenin' porch, I only have a minute....just stopped by to say hi and thanks for the prayers...long story, but in the end, all is good here....God is good. More later.
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42923:
SPOT ....if you're up, The Odd Couple is on!
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42924:
I apoligize for being so short lately, but I've been working non-stop, for 6 days. I come home at 2:30am, get about 5hrs. of sleep, and back again. If I don't stop, I'm gonna have a heart attack!!!
I know that I've never worked like this, but that waitress that was leaving work in the middle of the day, when I gave her her final warning, she quit, and the newspaper adds for a new waitress are not working!!! So...I'm doing her job, and my regu;ar job.
I'm sorry that I spill my guts every so often, but I just need to tell someone. Thanks for understanding!!!
How is everyone???
I've not been to Frapper in a while, but I will.
Well, see ya'll later!!!
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42925:
Poor Horatio, I should have known to just call the man, shouldn't I?! You sure are ept!
Hey, Boo, Millie, Mavis, Tom and anyone else.
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42926:
Barn, don't worry about spilling your guts here. We all need to sometime. And the porch has a lot of good listeners. Hope your workload lightens up soon.
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42927:
Hey PH: Why is Frapper bad, or whatever??? That confused me so bad, my head spis inning!!!LOL!!!(Is spinning!!!)
July 17, 2006 - Msg 42928:
Thanks a lot Sterling!!!
Glad to know that it's okay with you.
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42929:
Mornin' Y'all. Friends,I'm here asking for prayers. Yesterday I come home from work to find out that my mom,my sister and her husband are about to put restraining orders on me & my husband because they have the notion that we're going to damage their cars or burn the house down,just because we don't agree with them kicking my mom out into a trailer and they moving in the house! It's crazy! My sister gets in my face,calls me a word that rhymes with "witch" and sneers that mom NEVER wants to see me again! I told the policeman that I would stay off of this property,but I wanted to hear it directly from my mother's mouth. He wouldn't let me go in to speak with her.
We never had a policeman in my mom's yard in all the years she's lived there. Now,all of this. It is so sad.
Y'all just pray for me. I have totally lost my mother.
Thanks,and I love you all.
possum under a rock
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42930:
Good morning everyone! I haven't had a chance to go back and read all the stuff I've missed, but I wanted to check in quickly and let you all know that you are unofficial aunts, uncles and cousins...
Veda Marie was born Monday morning at 2:12 a.m. EST weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces and 19.5 inches long. She has a full head of black hair, like her sister and brother did. Mom and daughter are doing very well. Her sister, Nora, especially, is very excited.
The anticipation took awhile, but hard labor took about five minutes. The doctor told us that if we decide to have another, we may want to camp out at the hospital. The hospital staff was great. I still wish ROMEENA and BOO were there!
They will be discharged tomorrow, so until then it will be a little crazy for me. I will be checking in at work perhaps later today, then again on Friday, I'll have to talk to y'all then.
Thanks for all your prayers!
AFD: Your turn!!!
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42931:
AW, MDC, I wish we had been there, too! Congratulations! She sounds perfect and love the name (so much better than Hogette, isn't it?). Praise the Lord for a wonderful outcome for all! Thank you so much for letting us know.
We are waiting, AFD......
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42932:
Oh, Possum, what a horrible situation for you. I am so sorry! Don't give up hope so soon. WHAT is wrong with that sister of yours? Why would she even think you would do something like that to her?
Prayer for you, Possum, and that whole situation...God can turn things around.
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42933:
PS-We love you too Possum.
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42934:
Ooops, it is too early for me....I just called Me-They by the wrong name. So sorry!
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42935:
Congratulations to you and yours, Me-They! Glad all went well-God Bless your family. Thanks for sharing the news.
I'll see y'all later. Have a good Tuesday & stay COOL!
possum under a rock
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42936:
To possum under a rock Msg 42929, that policeman should have spoken with the owner of the property to ensure that it's the owner who wants you off the property and not a relative.
You ask for our prayers, but what you really need is professional legal help.
You can first visit FreeAdvice, click on FAMILY LAW, and post a brief description of your situation. You will have to register for this free legal advice.
If you can't afford in-person legal help, then contact the Legal Aid Society for your state.
If you can afford in-person legal help, contact a family law lawyer and ask for a free consultation.
I am no lawyer. However, from what I know about restraining orders, when first issued, it will be a temporary order. Read that document because a hearing will be scheduled where both sides can present their cases in a court. Based upon the testimony and other evidence presented during the hearing, the judge will then determine if a permanent restraining order will be issued or not. Please obtain professional legal help BEFORE this hearing. Ask a lawyer if you need to have your mother subpoenaed to ensure her presence at this hearing so that you can find out how she really feels.
To TOM Msg 42920, I'm sad to hear that your television is broken. Look around your house to find things that you can sell to get enough money to buy another television. If you have trouble finding buyers, try selling your stuff to a pawn shop.
To Barnwannbe Msg 42927, regarding Frappr, notice the word "BETA" under the Frappr name when you visit there. When programmers create a program, they try to fix all problems during the design stage. But sometimes, problems only appear under certain conditions. And unfortunately, most programmers don't have the time or can't think of all of these conditions. So they release their program as BETA to be used by users in order to identify these undetected conditions so that they can be fixed. But unless these "bugs" are reported to the programmers, they won't get fixed. So when you visit Frappr, scroll down to the bottom of the page, click on CONTACT FRAPPR, on the next page, in the top small message box, click on the arrow and select I HAVE A BUG REPORT. Then in the middle larger message box, report the bugs you have identified. Then if you want a personal reply, include your email address in the small lower message box.
To Me-They Msg 42930, congratulations. I never heard the name Veda before.
from Poor Horatio
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42937:
Congratulations Me-They, what a wonderful addition to your family. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of this event in your life and honoring us with the aunt and uncle roles. we won't let you or her down!! Big Maude
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42938:
Congrats Me-They, I was hoping for Hogette, but Veda sounds beautiful. . .I can hear you singing lullabies to her soon!
Poor Horatio - thanks for the joke and I would recognize a helicopter if I saw it! I am so glad for all you do on the porch!
Possum - I am so sorry for your situation. . .listen to PH, he knows alot!
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42939:
Hey everyone. I stopped into work to tie up a couple fo loose ends and have had a minute to at least skim the archives. I know I missed a bunch of stuff, though.
Thank you so much for all your well-wishes. Please continue with your prayers that all will remain well so my big and littlest sweeties can come home tomorrow as planned.
HORATIO: You asked about the nightly prayer time. No, we're not meeting anywhere other than spiritually. Some of us just thought it would be nice to set aside a time each day to pray when we know others would be also. So, we join together in prayer each night at 8:55 p.m. EST (just before TVLand plays TAGS). No matter how far apart we are, we are together in prayer.
POSSUM: HORATIO is correct about the order; I worked as a civil clerk for several years. Anyone can get one. The validity and contionuancy of the temporary order depends on the outcome of the hearing, where both sides may be heard. Check your paperwork today, though; such hearing generally are set for a few days after the temporary order is issued. Go to court and remember that judges hear things like this all the time and can see b.s. as well as the next guy. I also agree that you need sound legal advice. I'm so sorry that your family is treating you this way.
MILLIE: I pray that you are feeling better, and that things work out for your family. So sorry to hear about what happened to Sean, but better to learn a hard lesson now than a harder one later, or worse, never learn one at all.
LUCY: I read that something is wrong, but somehow missed what. Prayers for whatever is ailing you physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually.
TOM: Sorry about your tv. If it wasn't for TAGS, I'd say that maybe we all should just chuck our tvs, too!
BOO: How's SEAN? Before you try that kava, check into it. Some people swear by it, but others call it dangerous. I guess kinda like everything else from fish to milk, huh?
HM: Are things looking up? If not, prayers continue; if so, prayers still continue.
ROMEENA: Up on the soapbox he goes...) First, I agree with AUH2O that we should be able to politely discuss anything amongst friends. I agree with most of what you said a few days ago about Islam (great moulage, BOO!), except one important point. I was a history and religion major in college, and, yes, we were taught that the God of the Jews and the Christians is also the god of the Moslems, Allah. However, this is not true in any practical sense. Let me explain. What if I were to say, "Do you know Bob Smith?" and you said, "Sure, I know Bob, I've known him well for years. He's a great guy--smart, honest to a fault, never petty, would do anything for you, kind, loyal, gentle, loving--just the world's greatest guy. Everyone that I know says so." And what if I were to answer, "Huh? I know Bob, too. He's mean, nasty, would spit on you as soon as look at you, dishonest, untrustworthy, violent, a killer even--the worst guy I know." Could we both be right about the guy? Of course not. They could not describe the same person. So too with God and Allah. The God of the Christian Bible is not the Allah of the Koran. Some may consider it otherwise, but there is no resemblance in my opinion. For all practical purposes, we worship two different gods.
I am a respecter of personal choices. I believe what I do, but respect the choices of others not to believe as I. My Bible says that there is one way to Heaven, through Christ. If that's true, and I believe that it is, no matter what you call yourself--Jew, Moslem, Buddhist, Wiccan, agnostic, athiest, and even Christian--it is meaningless unless you know Him.
Well, that's my two-cents worth.
I'll try and check in later. Thanks again for all your prayers and kind words. You are special people, indeed!
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42940:
Possum- Yes, please do what PH suggested, and we'll back you with prayer. Please look at this as NOT losing your mother. I know that ole Buckeye would have some great suggestions as well.
I look on the album and see "loving and caring" and certainly not your sister's description! We are all with you!
ME-THEY- Congratulations!! I bet you and Barney swapped many stories waiting on this one! ha
Beautiful name. Glad all are doing well.
BWB- I think you are better off without that waitress, but it must be tough to do it all. Hang in there, it will be better in the long run. Pray you get a really good one.
BOO- you scard me with giving me a newborn! A real "boo" from you! ha Glad you caught that! (:
Any one seen GOOBER lately?
Have a good day!
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42941:
Thanks a lot PH!!!
I'm glad that You gave me that in lay person terms!!!LOL!!!
Hey to all!!!
I'll be going back home in a little while. I was so worked that my girlfriend sent me to my TAGS fan club meeting place to spend the night.
I stayed last night, and most of the day, and a little while ago, I went to Walmart and picked up TAGS season 6. I like it, but there's one thing missing...BARN!!! LOL!!!
I am enjoying myself, but I'm constantly worried about the Diner, and the bar.
My cousins said that they were gonna take care of it, and when I called, they said that it was okay, but I'm still worried. I can't wait til I get back up there, to run things for myself. I don't mean to be selfish, but I have my own system of running things, and I hope that it is running good without me.
How's everyone doin'??? All good I hope!!!
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42942:
MDC: Thanks for your advice!!!
I'm on for a while, wanna talk, CAREFULLY???
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42943:
Oops, didnt see you there, MT. Good thoughts on THE Way, Truth and Life.
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42944:
Are any of you close to Alabama???
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42945:
Sorry BWB, my lunch is over at 1:15 today.
I'll be back later tho.
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42946:
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42947:
Poor Horatio-thank you so much,because I do need legal advice. I will definitely follow up on what you've told me. As far as I know,they did NOT get restraining orders.They were threatening to do so,however.
Gotta go,but thank you all.
possum under a rock
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42948:
Hey BWB, how are ya likeing Warren? I hope your enjoying Season 6!
Deputy Warren Ferguson
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42949:
M-T...Congrats to you and your family. We are so proud for you!
Possum...you hang in there and keep your eyes on Jesus. You are surely in my prayers even as I write this.
I'll check back later...-REV.
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42950:
You gonna be here for a while???
I like Warren. The only part about him that makes me nervous is: Huh, huh, huh!!!LOL!!!
I hope that you'll be able to post to me for a while.
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42951:
Please continue the prayers - I talked with someone today and things may look brighter tomorrow for my situation. I had a real peace about all of it today but you know how the devil is - he likes to creep in there and put doubt and fear in your path.
The boys and I are discussing about making some Christian t-shirts. We are thinking of calling them R.E.B.E.L. -wear. That means "Really Excited 'Bout Eternal Life. They are wanting me to go through with it and least for them. Still working on the logo but I think it might happen.
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42952:
Oh my word possum are you sure, your sister & my sister are not sisters?? Sure sounds like they have alot in common, greed mostly it seems. My thoughts are with you, trust me, I know how bad it hurts to have family turn on you like that, been there, done that, still doing that, and let me tell you,it ain't fun. Me-TheyCongrats!! on the new little porchster! Hey to the rest of you & I'll be back later.
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42953:
that was supposed to be CONGRATS!! pink, & I wrote fushia.
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42954:
and that don't even show up, so ya'll pretend.
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42955:
Wow! On my way to work, but gotta get a few things down! First, congratulations to Me-They and his lady wife on the birth of Miss Veda Marie. What a sweet name! Would love to see her! Also, we are actualy in complete agreement regarding God vs Allah. In the literal sense, both names refer to the same all-powerful, creator of the universe. The Muslims, however, have perverted and distorted their view of him until one can no longer recognize him. I believe it began with the self-appointed "prophet", Mohammed, and he shaped the view of the people into what he wanted it to be, to justify his teachings of murder and mayhem against anything and anyone who is not Muslim, i.e., an "infidel". So, the Muslims talk about Allah, but they do not know him, only the false belief that has been instilled in them.
Boo, I'm not ignoring the question you asked above, just need time to get some references together.
Possum, listen to Poor Horatio. He has given you excellent advice. I'd add one more thing. When you do appear in court, DO NOT allow anything that anyone says to upset you or arouse your anger. Keep your cool, at all costs. Keep your voice soft, your posture open and relaxed, and do not allow anger to show in your face. Answer any questions promptly and gently, and avoid accusations as much as possible. State that you do not understand where your family's accusations are coming from, and quietly ask them to explain. Above all, do have a lawyer with you. DO NOT allow them to make you angry. That's when you'll do or say something that can be used against you.
Well, gotta run to work. Tom, hang in there, buddy. Check out the pawnshops and thrift stores, and garage sales. Often you can find some good buys there. I once bought a refrigerator for $50 at a garage sale, that we used for 20 years!
Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42956:
HM- How bout "R.E.B.E.L. WITH a Cause!" ha
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42957:
Hey to all!!!
I just got home, and I am going to go to the Diner in a little bit.
I'll let you know when I come back, and I might even head over to Frapper, if one or two of ya'll will come with me.
Will you come???
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42958:
Warren: (This is just a joke!!!)
Do you have ESP??? Like the real Warren???!!!LOL I just watched the Episode A Warning from Warren!!!
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42959:
Ha Ha! Pretty Funny Ep, Huh, Huh, Huh? LOL.
BWB, Brace yourself for the episode on Disc Three of Season 6, "The Return Of Barney Fife". It's a real heartbreaker.
On a lighter side, Look forward to "Look Pa Im Dancing" from Disc Four.
And OF-COURSE, look forward to the rest of the Warren episode's!
Deputy Warren Ferguson
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42960:
Will you go over to Frapper with me???
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42961:
Deputy Warren Ferguson
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42962:
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42963:
Warren: I'm logged in over there now as Barnwannabe.
Are you coming???
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42964:
What's the website? I don't go to often, so can ya please let me know so I can get there! Thank's,
Deputy Warren Ferguson
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42965:
Go to the last archives page, and find MSG:42847.
Click on the Frapper icon, and sign in (hit ADD ME after filling in info) as Warren!!!
I'm there now!!!
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42966:
Warren: Why did you leave Frapper???
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42967:
Evening Porch. I promised a run down on my day yesterday, here it is: first off, I live in a mobile home that is set on a full, finished basement, next it was 100 degrees on my front porch yesterday & my thermometer is in the SHADE! Next, the power went out for almost 2 hours! I was NOT happy, it was 100 inside this place within 10 minutes! No lights, no water, & most importantly for me & my 4 legged crew, no A/C! When the power came on about an hour into the ordeal, I filled the sinks with cold water & put a few towels in there to soak, in case the dogs started suffering signs of heat stroke. Within 15 minutes of coming back on, it was out again, I emptied all my ice trays into water bowls & the sink & finally ended up taking the furkids to the Blazer & running the A/C in there until the power came back on. Wasted gas, but no one suffered heat stroke. In the midst of all that, Cissy, the 5 pound Chihuahua was stung by a yellow jacket! Now mind you, she was already stressed from the heat & now she is even more stressed from the bee sting. She is ok, I think it must have just barely gotten her, no stinger in there anywhere. I was so ready for bed last night! So, there ya go, that's my story & I'm stickin to it.
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42968:
Me-They-Congratulations Buddy! Great news. As for your recent post concerning God and his relationship to the Christian and Moslems faiths, I couldn't agree more. Simply because a religion (read Islam) states something that statement does not make it so. I cannot access the achieves at the moment but as I recall, Romeena, I believe, was just stating what Moslems claim. I could be wrong, my powers of recall have failed me before.
Boo- I guess it's a good thing you put the breaks on that thought in Msg42833, so much for devilish ideas.
Possum-Just as the Rev stated, praying as I write this.
MDC-What's the scoop with the "dual serial killers" in your neck-of-the-woods?
Rev-Are you gonna make another lobster run anytime soon? Also, I saw another church sign today that may interest ya, "To here what He is saying turn down your volume."
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42969:
Howdy folks, wanted to check in and tell ya'll that I am heading off for New Mexico in the morning so I will be gone through Sunday. Would appreciate your prayers for a safe and sane trip!
Me-They, Sean is doing pretty well. I still have him on 5mg of the Paxil because he was having such a tough time of it when we stopped it completely. I thought I would wait until after the trip to try it again. Thanks for asking, I want you to know I consider it a real comfort to know you are there and can relate and share some wisdom on Sean's anxiety issues. Thanks a million. PS-I agree with you completely in your above post. Jesus IS the way.
HM, like the REBEL thing!
Would like to chat with each of you but need to get going...going to TRY to get to sleep early because I will be driving a long way tomorrow.
You folks are the best!
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42970:
Oh, Auh20, don't be too dissapointed, I am sure there will be opportunities for other devilish ideas in the future!
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42971:
Yes, much of the country is really having a heat wave. We all need to be careful and drink plenty of fluids. Hre, we are pretty used to the 112's but only about 35% humidity. Cant imagine what you must be going thru.
Also, pray for my 2 nephews in Iraq. Baghdad weather is brutal, and in full body armor, it is almost unbearable. God bless all our troops.
Uncommon valor is a common virtue.
Boo- Hope you are doing ok. Prayers for Sean as he goes off the drugs. My healing prayers continue.
"Rube, Mayberry would be a whole lot better town with fine upstanding citizens like clarabel and Jennifer Morrison" (from Alcohol and Old Lace)
"Oh, she's got the versitis."
Andy to Opie about housecleaning: "...that's like milkin a cow to get strong fingers!"
SPOT- Ya still twang my buds.
APB for Chuck, Rev Junior,(of the BBQ sauce) Quiet Sam and others.
Have a great evening,
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42972:
Be careful and safe Boo. Have a good time.
Possum, I am so sorry about what you are going through. I pray for the situation to change and for hearts to be softened.
Congrats Me-They to all of you. You must be excited.
Mavis, boy that stinks to lose power on a hot day like that. Good on you for taking such good care of the critters.
Homemaker, I do pray for your situation dear. Feel free to e-mail me if you need to chat.
Auh2o, How hot is it up there in New York? Plenty hot here!
Y'all be good.
Howdy and prayers to any and all.
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42973:
Hey to Boo and AUh20. Ya sneaked in under my radar.
AU- Remember, our entire area with all the suburbs is about 3 1/2 million. There are 2 creeps who have been doing some random shooting etc for about a year now, but it has intensified lately. FBI etc are now in on it trying to nail them. Prayers to get these gus are much appreciated.
But, I'll still sit on the porch with ya all. Thanks.
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42974:
Hey to ASA. Man I gotta return this radar for an upgrade! teehee
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42975:
Asa-I thought it was hot here, that is, until I read how hot most of the rest of the porch has it. You all can stop by for some nice and cool low 90's here in New York. Lake Erie treats us like a rag doll in the winter but she keeps us pretty cool in the summer, it's not often we even reach the 90's.
MDC-It sounds like the G-Men are getting a handle on it.
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42976:
MDC-Wow, 3 1/2 million! We'd have to go from Niagara Falls to Pittsburgh to get 3 1/2 million around these parts.
"You used to try to eat the shaving cream because you thought it was ice-cream. Boy were you ever dumb!"
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42977:
Hey guys, just posted some cute pics of my 2 babies I took today in my Photosite. *Mavis' Pix Enjoy. Now gotta go watch the Contender. I was hoping they would bring it back this year & they did, wikthout Sly Stallone tho, still has Sugar Ray Leonard. Gotta go, fight has started.
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42978:
that's without, not wikthout sheesh
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42979:
Just had a grand time at Frapper with Warren.
See ya'll in the morn.!!!
Prayers for all!!!
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42980:
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42981:
Well, I'll say my good night's early! I don't think I'll be back.
BWB, Awsome time at Frapper! Nice to meet Nicole!
Millie, I know ya werent there for long, but it was nice to catch up with ya! Glad to hear you doing good.
Sleep Tight and don't let The Ernest T's Bite!
Deputy Warren Ferguson
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42982:
Warren: Had fun with you, too!!!
July 18, 2006 - Msg 42983:
Hello porch family
auh20...I like that church sign. That's a new one for me. And yes I have one more week up here so we can have lobsters again.
Boo... prayers for your safe trip.
Guys after Friday I will be in an area that I may not be able to get service. (Maybe I can this Saturday and Sunday.) I will be in northwestern Maine next Monday thru Sunday and it is very remote. You can barely get phone service.
Well better get to bed. You all have a great nights sleep. Say your prayers!
July 19, 2006 - Msg 42984:
"Msg 42944: Are any of you close to Alabama???
I'm from Alabama, but in Ireland.
Speaking of Ireland - we are having record high temps here. 30C (85F) is very rare here the last few times was 1976, 1984, and 1995. We broke 30 yesterday and could very well again today. I have a thermometer in my back garden and it read 41C in the sun yesterday. That is well over 100F! No one here has A/C so we actually had to go out and buy fans!
Trust all are well here.