September 17, 2006 - Msg 45492: Long time no see, Mayberry Deputy! Good to see ya rockin' again.

September 17, 2006 - Msg 45493: Well, wouldya lookit that! I swept!

September 17, 2006 - Msg 45494: Hey, Millie. Your name is on the prayer list at my church. Have fun on your vacation, you deserve it more than anyone I know.

Boo, that guy you're asking about is a shill. The Muslims run somebody like that by us now and then, to keep the pacifists, the far left and the Kumbaya crowd all tuned up, and to keep us off guard. What they don't want is for all of America to get on the same side at the same time, and decide to deal with them.

Well, a can of chili will make a good lunch, if I can open the can. My right paw is still in a semi-cast, but I think I can manage. I'll be glad to get rid of this thing. I can use my fingers, but the brace/cast completely fills my palm, over an inch thick, so I can't hold anything in my hand.

Have a lovely day, everyone. It's great here! Raining, and that's wonderful. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

September 17, 2006 - Msg 45495: Thanks, Ro, and happy Sunday to ya. I'm still learning how to do things with fewer digits, so I know what you mean.....a canopener can be an intimidating tool. Gotta go back to Richmond for a coupla days, to do payroll, dr.'s visits, and a little school for the kids. The hubby is staying here, we'll be back Wed. nite. It is just beautiful here!

September 17, 2006 - Msg 45496: Millie: Hey there..Did yall stay in Manteo? We always vacationed in OBX..until this year when we found somewhere better. But we've been to Manteo a few it there, we spent a weekend there at a B&B for our anniversary.

Have a great time..


September 17, 2006 - Msg 45497:
BOO- I get it at HiHealth. About 14.00 for 90 capsules. Take on a full stomach, as it is pretty strong. It really works! Like the melatonin, though, start with one a day, then build up as you think you can.
As RO said that guy is a "front man" , who wants to promote a one world religion. Also, so is the smiling man claims to be the "president" of Iran. The REAL regime of Allatoyas(sp)are really running things. CAIR stands for Council on American/Islamic Relations, and is, in my humble opinion, also very shady.
Idelle, what is OBX?
Prayers for all in tornado alley today. Heard there were lots of warnings.
M DEPuty- good to see you- who do you like for nascar champ this year?
Millie- Happy Anniversary!!! How many years?
Good Sabbath to you all. Our collective prayers rise like incense to the Living Lord!

September 17, 2006 - Msg 45498:
Boo- to clarify above, I realize you only take a 1/4 melatonin. I meant, dont take two Oregamax to strt.

September 17, 2006 - Msg 45499: Thanks Idelle. MDC, OBX is an abbreviation for Outer Banks.....Lovely here, I'm in Corolla, with the wild ponies.
ps, been married 11 years.

September 17, 2006 - Msg 45500: MDC..M

September 17, 2006 - Msg 45501: favorite in the chase is Mark Martin ,followed close by Kasey Khane
hey MILLIE,SPOT ,COLT,ROMEENA, BWB,DWF and all porchsters

September 17, 2006 - Msg 45502: Y'all coming to Mayberry Days this coming weekend? If you do, be sure to say "hey" to "Floyd" when you see me. I'll be easy to spot. Make sure you let me know you're from the Porch so I can put faces with nicknames.


September 17, 2006 - Msg 45503:
Hello porch. Wow this rocking chair feels good tonight. Just got in from a concert. We had a great crowd. It was here in SC so I get to sleep in my own bed at home...YEA.

Pretty good race today. Harvick was tough. M-D..I like Martin also. I like Matt too. Really I pull for any of Jack Rouse cars. website is
Sorry I don't know how to make a link for you here on the porch. and hubby have a great time. As always, still praying! did a great job keeping those lights on in church. It's hard to see what folks are wearing in the

Well I'm heading off to bed. You all rest good and know that I'm praying for our porch family.
Meet you here tomorrow.

September 17, 2006 - Msg 45504: Glad REV is getting to sleep in his won bed tonight. That is quite a blessing sometimes, isn't it? I have to tell you, almost every night that I lay down to sleep I thank God for my bed. I think of folks less fortunate and am so thankful for my comfy, cozy bed.

MDC, we don't have the store you mentioned but we have GNC. I will check them out about the Oregomax.

Millie, hope you have the most wonderful time ever.

Well, it was 92 degrees here today with high humidity. The weatherman tonight just said we were getting a cold front tonight and that it would only be 91 tomorrow...I'm not kidding, that is what he said. I can't figure out why they do that! Expecting some powerful storms tonight.

See ya tomorrow,


September 18, 2006 - Msg 45505: just running thru to say hey. busy last couple of weeks and a week coming up. millie- great sweep, congrats on your anniversary. boo- sounds like your weatherman needs a vacation. romeena- don't overwork that paw. plum can get carrot juice itself. floyd- can you post some pics on the web from mayberry fest or send some to romeena to post? wish i was there. make them give you a two chair shop. rev- speaking of beds as americans we are spoiled and don't thank the lord for simple things like a bed. anytime you layed in water up to your chin trying to catch a few winks or not having to worry about somebody shooting at you a bed is a comforting blessing, so i know how goo it is to behome. prayers for all in need , our soldiers and their families. mdc- how's it going? hey to maybarry deputy and rest of porch. just colt

September 18, 2006 - Msg 45506: Good Morning..
Hope everyone is having a great day.
Who is going to Mayberry Days? I'd love to, but wont this year.
Boo: I am so sorry that you are still stuck in a heat wave. Its going to be 84 here today and that is warm for this time. I'm ready for it to get chilly and I can put the summer clothes away. The girls are running out of room.

Millie: how are you feeling? Can you share with me your health issues? I'm unaware of them. I believe you said you were getting chemo though. I have a friend who's daughter gets chemo, but she has Lupus.

Great day to all,

September 18, 2006 - Msg 45507: Made the mistake of watching the news this morning, how depressing. I heard that a missionary nun who had been working in Africa for five years was shot because of what the pope said (or quoted from a book). I was upset because I saw this coverage on Fox news and one of the commentators on the show said, "That shouldn't have happened"...and I thought she was talking about the nun being killed. It turns out she was talking about the pope saying what he did! HELLO??? The world has gone crazy.


September 18, 2006 - Msg 45508: Boo: Was she in Africa at the time she was killed?

September 18, 2006 - Msg 45509: Good morning everyone. I hope that you all had a good weekend. Prayers for all that need them today.

FLOYD: Thanks for getting to the bottom of the missing posts. It’s good to know I’m not just going crazy (no thanks to BOO’s “gaslight” attempt--hardy har har).

MILLIE: Continued prayers.

BOO: It's about time the U.S. started recognizing the pain and suffering of Christians and others in Africa and actually did something meaningful about it. Thousands are killed every day. They are crying out for our help and we do little to nothing. It makes me sick.


Continued below...

September 18, 2006 - Msg 45510: Regarding the Pope’s comments, I’m pleased that he apologized for any grief he caused. After all, as a representative of the Christian faith, he needs to set an example of Christian humility and love. His apology didn’t say anything like "Islam is a religion of peace" or anything; he simply said he was sorry for any bad feelings his comments caused. I don’t think he intentionally tried to anta-gonize, but he could have done better than to read a quote from a Medieval king who thought it was completely acceptable to kill Moslems first and ask questions later. I’m not trying to be an apologist for Islam, but I believe that we must do the right thing no matter what those who come against us do. Just because others are callous or inflamatory does not mean we can be. Professed Christians are/will be held to a higher standard than un-believers. We’re supposed to know better.

I don’t think that Islam is a religion of peace. There is only one religion of peace, because true peace comes from only one source. That said, I believe most Moslems are probably peaceful people. While some surely are evil (like the terrorists), others have been misled through deceit. They are poor souls to be pitied, living in the dark. Though we must defend our faith, country and families, we must do what we can to shed Christ’s light to them. And that means having a Christ-like spirit. I believe the Pope did that with his apology.

Remember…”You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.” (Matthew 14:44-48).

Well, I better go get to work. They don’t pay me to sit and porch! See y’all at lunch.


September 18, 2006 - Msg 45511: Hi All.
Who for the game tonight what the pittsburgh steeles & jacksonville jaguars.

September 18, 2006 - Msg 45512: Morning all!

Im doing pretty good. Boo, your still in a heat wave? I'll pray. It's finally cooling down over here. Got some rain two days in a row! I don't mind though. It's good for the lawn, plants and my cat won't go out in the night when its raining, so I don't have to let him in at three in the morning!

MDC, have you watched "The Sleeping Brother"? Jerry Van Dyke is EXTREMLY funny! I don't know who he was funnier as, the sleep walking rowdy guy, or the quiet shy guy. His song when he was quiet was very funny.

Have a good afternoon and prayers for all who need em.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

September 18, 2006 - Msg 45513: Good morning, folks! A beautiful morning here in North Texas, after a rainy weekend. Temp only 64, but heading for the 80s. Cheer up, Boo, maybe some cool air really is heading your way.

Islam most definitely is not a religion of peace. Priests, nuns and other missionaries have been killed in many countries of the world in the past, but usually by primitive, aboriginal people, reacting out of ignorance and fear. That nun was killed by supposedly "peaceful, religious people", if we're to believe their front men. In truth, they are not peaceful, they are vicious, scheming religious nuts, and they will kill you and me at the first opportunity. I work with a nurse from Lagos, Nigeria, and I quote: "They are mean, those people. They are crazy." She has lived here for twenty years, and remembers how it was there before she left. Recently I worked with another nurse from the other end of Nigeria, who with her husband barely escaped with her life, as the Muslims were destroying her little village, home to mostly Christian people. She remembers driving past dead bodies on the road as they headed for Lagos. They stayed there only long enough to secure visas, and came to the US to live. This was one year ago. To quote her: "Never trust them. They will look at you and smile, and in their mind they are plotting aomething, always plotting how to hurt someone else."
They are a difficult opponent, because they don't fear death, they welcome it, thinking that to die for killing an "infidel" will secure their place in paradise. The only thing that keeps them in check in this country is the fact that they probably wouldn't die, but would molder in a jail somewhere, while our justice system plods along, and ends up just giving them more jail time. No glory or 72 virgins in that. Thus, the suicide missions. Death is certain for them then.
In other countries, such as Indonesia, they run rampant. They rape, torture, mutilate and murder. I saw a film smuggled out of Indonesia by the missionary son of a man in my church. He left because it was too dangerous to remain. It was sickening. Women with their noses cut off because they dared to appear without the veil. Children with their hands cut off, for no reason. Churches burned to the ground. There was more, but I'll spare you.

Me-They, your scriptural point is well taken, but I recall that there were numerous occasions where God sent the children of Israel in to completely annihilate a group of people who were a major threat, people whom God knew were not going to repent. I'm not advocating that we attempt a genocide, but neither do I have any desire to "hug" these people. We must wake up, draw a line in the sand, and resist them, or our choice will someday be to convert or die. If not for us, then our children will face it. I only hope we are teaching our children thoroughly enough that they will choose to die before converting.

Well, having started everyone's day off on such a happy note, I guess I'll move on. I hope I haven't upset anyone, but this issue is one that we need to understand and face.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

September 18, 2006 - Msg 45514: I completely agree that we need to make a stand, ROMEENA. No offense taken. Being kind and loving does not mean being naive, unprepared or a doormat. True, there were many cases in the Bible where God tells the Isrealites to annihilate. But the fact is that they didn't make that decision on their own, based on what they thought God would want.

Christ told us that Christians would be persecuted by those who think they are doing God a favor (can't remember chapter and verse--a little help, please!). Our number one job is not to survive (or fly killin'), but to glorify and share Christ. All things must be measured through that. We must strive so that others see Christ through all that we do. Personally, I have a lot of work ahead.

"Remind your mother to put something on your sty."

September 18, 2006 - Msg 45515: Well, since SPOT's awol I guess it's lunch on our own today. I'm heading to Wendy's for a single, no mayo (yuck). If anyone want to go, jump in and hang on...


September 18, 2006 - Msg 45516: MESSAGE REMOVED

September 18, 2006 - Msg 45517: Ditto on the mayo....yuck!


September 18, 2006 - Msg 45518: You may just be onto something there, AUH2O. Good point about the African aid. I was referring more to the genocide(s) that are occuring there.

IDELLE: Whoever invented that stuff has some explaining to do.


September 18, 2006 - Msg 45519: "A lot of people lie at lunch, what of it?!"


September 18, 2006 - Msg 45520: Hi All.
I'm looking for the phone no. of the CLARK GUM CO.
Because win I writ him sometime back,I never heard from thim.
Maybe one of are porch friends can help me out.
We are gong to git some bad weather this week rain and cold tel.
Who going to catch the game tonight pittsbugh&jacksonville .



September 18, 2006 - Msg 45521: Hey, TOM. The number I found for the Clark Gum Co. is 1-800-544-4378. If that's not the correct department, they can probably transfer you to customer service. Sorry, not a big football fan.


September 18, 2006 - Msg 45522: THANK YOU me they

love tom

September 18, 2006 - Msg 45523: Yes, Idelle, the nun was killed in Africa, but as others have stated, that isn't an unusual thing. Auh2o, I have been doing some reading along the lines of Christians being persecuted in Africa (namely the Sudan) and according to what I have read, Muslims are certainly killing people because they are Christians. I shared about the Sudanese believer's whose families have been killed and even crucified because they were Christian, starved, you name it. The kids in my class want to start a collection to send to the Sudanese missionaries.

I want to share something with you. I have an Uncle who is 76. He is blind and was converted to Christianity when he had a near fatal accident in his 20's, which left him in a coma with little chance of recovery. My grandmother stayed with him and prayed for him. He had lived quite a wild lifestyle up to this point. My grandmother said she saw a vision of Christ at that time and he told her that her son would live. He soon came out of the coma and was fine except that he was completely blind. He also told that Jesus was with him while he was in the coma and that he was now a Christian and would give his life to God's service. He went right into seminary and became a Methodist minister. He served as a minister for years and then became a Christian counselor. He is still pretty active, anyway I remember that he was the first person I knew personally that God "talked" know what I mean. He had a personal relationship with Jesus and that was foreign to me when I was a kid. Once, about 20-some years ago, he shared something with me that was scary and I think about it alot now. He said that the Lord gave him a vision and that in the vision, he saw the US and saw a huge black cloud slowly descending and covering the US. When he asked the Lord what the cloud was, the Lord told him, "Islam". Well, I didn't think much about it then but I do now!

Me-They, I know that I, too, feel terrible for the many born into Islam who know no different and walk in darkness. I don't think that most Muslims are peaceful, though. I have heard too much. The stories I have heard about Islams who convert to Christianity and what their own families do to them. I went to a huge youth conference in Houston a couple of years ago and heard a missionary speak who had been in a prison in Iraq for preaching the gospel. He told stories about young people being killed and disowned by thier own families. It was really terrible. If you think about it, though, it isn't those persecuted believes who are to be pitied as much as those in darkness who will die and face God's judgement some day. Maybe that is what you are talking about, Me-They.

Talked enough for now!


September 18, 2006 - Msg 45524: Good afternoon porchesters. Hope all is well this Monday afternoon. Busy with work today, going to my sons football game tonight. Weather is good today, but rain expected. Gas was $1.29 this morning. I would love to go to Mt. Airy this week end.. maybe I can talk my husband into a day trip!! ** Supper will be: grilled chicken, baked potato, slaw, sliced tomatoes, peach cobbler and sweet/unsweet tea Supper at 6pm! talk to you later. Big Maude

September 18, 2006 - Msg 45525: Maude: where in the world are you for gas to be that cheap?? It was down to $2.14 last week when I had to get it.

Boo: I asked about that happening in Africa because we just had a team go there on a mission trip in August.
Have you talked to your Uncle about all that is going on? He has an amazing story!


September 18, 2006 - Msg 45526:
Boo-I did word that poorly, I agree, "Muslims are certainly killing people because they are Christians." What I meant to say is that it is not the only reason they kill, because someone is a Christian. There is no shortage of "reason" as to why they kill. ( I was in a bit of a hurry earlier but wanted to spout off nonetheless, haha). I wanted to convey the thought that it is going to have to be Muslims that actually clean up this mess. We can and we should defend ourselves, and others, but to take care of this problem Muslims have to clean their own house. Also, that was a fascinating story.

Big Maude-Supper sounds super, seriously!


September 18, 2006 - Msg 45527: Yeah, BOO, you got the gist of what I meant. That really is a powerful story.

MAUDE: Did you mean $2.29? And even that's cheap for around here. Gas is still averaging $2.60 as of this morning.

IDELLE: No, no Maybbery Days for me this year, darn it. I've never been but would love to go. Maybe one day we can plan a big porch get-together. Wouldn't that be neat? Gee whiz, I sound like Beaver Cleaver.

You know, we can disagree with one another on this here porch, but the "all things relative" rule applies. I mean, most all of us are not only usually on the same page but reading the same paragraph. Our disagreements tend to be over degrees, and not ideas. Sometimes we may lose sight of that so I just thought I'd point it out.

"Well if it ain't Daddy Long-legs!"

September 18, 2006 - Msg 45528: Idelle, I pray your friends are safe. I am sure alot of missionaries that go to Africa are just fine but with this recent unrest over the Pope's statement, things may be less safe. To answer your question about my uncle; no, I have not had any indepth discussion with him about it but I think I will soon. He lives in Waco, which is several hours from here so I don't see him often. He obviously can't email. He has a wonderful wife who passes my messages onto him but it is really past time for a nice, long conversation. I always loved visiting them in their home because it always felt so peaceful there and we had the most wonderful conversations. I love to ask them both questions because they have been serving the lord for a long time. They were like mentors to me when I was first saved. I could tell all kinds of stories about them.

Yes, Me-They, it would be great if we could all get together at Mayberry Days but I don't think that would be possible for me for awhile. No more vacations until this house is built. We have decided to make a change in the way we are doing things. Instead of starting on the house first, we will be buying a tractor to do the ground work that needs to be done, fencing the acres, digging the well and building the barn in the next 6 months, so that we can have all of that paid for before we actually start building. That way, we will have less to finance and while we are still living here with my folks, we can afford to do that. Does anyone know anything about donkeys (I know, you are thinking..."where in the world did TAHT come from?").


September 18, 2006 - Msg 45529: Me-They, I just read your last paragraph above. You are such a Peacenik (and we love ya for it!)..hehe


September 18, 2006 - Msg 45530: BOO: Sadly, Mayberry Days isn't my immediate future, either. The only experience I have had with donkeys leads me to believe that they are a lot like dogs in that they like to play and crave attention. Neat animals. But I hear that they don't like dogs at all and when in groups will actually try and run them off. Maybe HM has some donkey experience.

So what's the ETA on building your house? Or maybe I should say when do you proh=ject being able to move in? Also (more questions), I know the house is big, but how many acres do you have and how big will teh barn be? Aren't I nosey?

Well, I'll have to pick up your answers tomorrow. Off to get the fixins' to celebrate the Mrs.' birthday tomorrow and our anniversary Thursday.

Take care!


September 18, 2006 - Msg 45531: BOO: Sadly, Mayberry Days isn't my immediate future, either. The only experience I have had with donkeys leads me to believe that they are a lot like dogs in that they like to play and crave attention. Neat animals. But I hear that they don't like dogs at all and when in groups will actually try and run them off. Maybe HM has some donkey experience.

So what's the ETA on building your house? Or maybe I should say when do you proh=ject being able to move in? Also (more questions), I know the house is big, but how many acres do you have and how big will teh barn be? Aren't I nosey?

Well, I'll have to pick up your answers tomorrow. Off to get the fixins' to celebrate the Mrs.' birthday tomorrow and our anniversary Thursday.

Take care!


September 18, 2006 - Msg 45532: Ooops! Sorry!


September 18, 2006 - Msg 45533: And I am as vicious as the next guy!


September 18, 2006 - Msg 45534: me-they, HAPPY BIRTHDAY EARLY TO THE MRS, THE MAYOR DECLARES THE 19TH MRS ME-THEY DAY. tom- another good one. glad you got the number to the gum company. auh20- gas in lincoln is $2.29 a gallon. big maude- thanks for the meal sure missed your cooking. getting ready for the doctors wed, a little turn of the screw here and there and i'll be as good as new. ha. boo- what an inspiring story. we have a local minister that leads our monthly inner- denominational mens prayer breakfast that has been blind for about 20 years, reminds me of jim neighbors, what a beautiful voice and inspiration. but meeting him you would never quess he sings. this might start a firestorm not intended to, but the u.s. has made life so complicated and impersonal like man in a hurry that gods patience with our retroic and buisenes is wearing thin. well i'm thankful for the porch family and the simple blessings of life. just old colt

September 18, 2006 - Msg 45535: Hey all!!!

Hope that you're doin' good!!!


September 18, 2006 - Msg 45536: Well, Me-They, we have five acres so the barn won't be too big. Big enough to drive a tractor through and store some hay. Also some stalls on the side. Nothing too fancy but I hope it will be red.

I have heard some pretty neat things about donkeys. I would like to have a standard size gelding at some point, maybe 2. I want the kids to do some 4H projects and I'm thinking about goats for that. I don't think we will have horses for awhile. I also want a miniture cow someday after we get the house built. I'm not really worried about the dog/donkey thing. The back two acres that will contain the animals will be well-fenced. We have the one big black lab who is afraid of her own shadow so I think she will have a nervous breakdown after one glimpse of a donkey.

Better go, I am still feeling pretty crummy from this cold. My throat is really irritated and every time I try to sleep I wake up feeling like I am choking. I found the Vicks last night but dropped it and it rolled under the bed, where it way was I crawling under there after it!


September 18, 2006 - Msg 45537: Boo: my parents dogs chase their cows..sometimes they even get in the pen with them..Crazy dogs!


September 18, 2006 - Msg 45538: Boo: We have 40 acres up here, and we love it!!!

We've got a pretty good sized barn, with a small apartment in it.(Which we stay in sometimes, but rarely!!!)

We never intend on building a house out there, because we have the one here in town, but it's a nice place to go to, quiet, off the road, and no neighbors!!!

We don't have livestock, because we don't spend enough time out there to tend to them. We stay most of our weekends out there, but rarely go out there during the week.

Why am I telling you this???, because I just associated it with your place that you were talking about!!!:) :) :)!!!

We also have a really neat dirt track, with local race cars, that compete here every weekend. I went Sat., and had a ball!!!(Our good friend won $750.00!!!)

Do any of you have small local dirt tracks like that???


September 18, 2006 - Msg 45539: Where are you located Barnwannabe?


September 18, 2006 - Msg 45540: Idelle: I live in Alabama.


September 18, 2006 - Msg 45541: wow,I love coming to this porch!You all have the most interesting discussions.Boo,that is such a awesome story about your uncle.I agree Romeena,we all better face islam headon,not try to worry about stepping on someones toes,when they obviousley aren't worried about stepping on ours.ok,soap box under the bed!i'd love to come to mayberry days Floyd,but,I'm afraid I can't get there this year.i've thought about maybe one day we could all get together and meet someday too,just can't figure out how,since we are all so spread out across the us and canada. ok,I have soup beans and cornbread ready,lets eat,Rev,you say the prayer-ky girl

September 18, 2006 - Msg 45542:
Thanks! Floyd.


September 18, 2006 - Msg 45543: Hi All
halftime 0 -0 two ends go .
Millie thank you it can today .
Mavis have you give up on me to.
That like everyone that I have ask and helf did help and I say thank you for it.
ky-girl you can come to see me if you like.
Me They I called thim and now waiting for thim to called back .
Till the Mrs Happy Brithday and Anniversary to you guy too.


September 18, 2006 - Msg 45544:
KYgirl...The soup sounds good. Sure I will pray.

Colt & are both so right about us being so blessed to have a nice place to lay down to sleep.

Gas was down to $2.11 today here in SC.

I would love to go to Mayberry Days but I'm afraid there's no way to make it this year. That would be so neat to have a "porch" gathering.

Boo....that is an awesome story. I would love to be able to sit and listen to him for hours.

As for the muslim and Islam discussion....all we need to do is look at there teachings. Plain and simple, they teach violence. How can anyone stay in a religion that is grounded in this. As for some of their followers being deceived, I don't buy that. If a person is old enough to make a choice to follow a "way", then that person is old enough to know what he/she is following. Yes, I do pray for those in that mess, that they will come to Jesus Christ, but I do NOT for once believe we should hide in our closet and just pray. Sometimes we need to put feet to those prayers and sometimes that may be taking a bold stance against evil. We need to shine forth Christ love everyday but there are those that you CAN'T turn the other cheek to and love them into heaven. I believe by turning the other cheek to this evil, you not only open the door for more darkness but I believe you may even loose some to the evil one instead of winning some.
Sorry for rambling..It's hard (for me) to type my thoughts.

Everyone have a great night and yes, pray for our nation and all nations. Prayers for my porch family.

September 18, 2006 - Msg 45545: Game done pitt 0
jack 9
what was a crazy game.
love tom

September 18, 2006 - Msg 45546:
Rev- in a sad yet 'funny' way, if the Pope had quoted the first line of your final paragraph above, it would have started all over again.! That's how sad this is, they will not even let someone "express something" (even a 500 year old quote) without firebombing churches etc. Well, I think the vision of Boo's Uncle says it all really. I'm sliding my box under the porch.
In honor of Mayberry Days, how bout we try another quote-a-thon!? Cheer things up here on the porch. I'll start from the Manicurist episode.
Andy: Now Ellen, I dont know if you know it or not, but nature's been good to you; I mean real, real, reeeaaalll good!
Mayor, besides the Bithday declaration, how bout a mayberry days declaration? I'll bring the balloons.
DWF- I will have to watch that one and report. Like you, i been watching more tags lately.
Boo, I know a donkey TALKED in the old testament! ha
BTW, make sure you get CONSTRUCTION insurance. A lot of people dont think of that. If something happens during construction, you'll be covered. I learnt that in my short stint with Richmond American Homes.
I have another interview in the morning with MidFirst bank.
I been using squeezins in my car, 10 cents a gallon! ha Just kidding, it's about 2.40 here in Phx.
Ro- ah, nothing like that good vinyl-tasting, clorinated gardenhose water! haha
BWB- we have a great old dirt track here. i have watched the midgets and quarters a few times. lots of old fashion fun.
Anyone remember Roy Rogers BBQ beef restaurants?
Good nite all,

September 18, 2006 - Msg 45547:
That's mayor "COLT" above! ha

September 18, 2006 - Msg 45548: Yep, I remember the Roy Rogers BBQ restaurants. A lot like Arby's. Are there any still around?

Andy: "I don't know what I did to deserve all this attention from him, but whatever it was, I ain't NEVER gonna do it again!"

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45549: the last roy rodgers bbq i ate at was in huntsville, alabama and gas was about $1.05 a gallon. spot must be fishing again. we had to stop fishing in lincoln, illinois cause the fish are so big the kids are afraid to swim in the creeks.MDC- THIS WEEK IS MAYBERRY DAYS WEEK, HERE ON THE PORCH. LET'S PLAN A BIG PORCH PARTY SATURDAY IN HONOR OF THIS SPECIAL WEEK. ALL POSTS SATURDAY WILL INCLUDE A MAYBERRY QUOTE. HOW DOES THAT SOUND? romeena- how are you doing? is plum waiting on you ? rev- right on, as christ would say your for me or against me. tom- our freind we would never give up on you, always remember your special to each of us. sometimes like man in a hurry we miss posts.but our prayers and thoughts are with each one of the girl- we've missed you here. i'll bring the buttered squash, and pear and tomato preserves. great morning to everyone else. the mayor is buying breakfast at the bluebird diner in honor of mayberry days. tell juanita to put a quarter on the bill for her tip and the mayor will be in to pay for it. lunch at millies, wonder what kind of pies we'll have? since the garbage and recycle folks will be here soon i quess i'd better set it out, geeze, you'd think after all these years they'd know where folks kept their trash. we never think to thank all the folks that make our life easier, trash, electric, phone repair folks, fire, police, nurses, doctors and others that we take for granted/. have a special day everyone. mayor colt. oh shucks just old colt

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45550: anyone want to try and put an egg in a milk bottle and reach inside and pull the egg out of the bottle with their hands. oh come on someone must be able to do it. colt

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45551: Good morning porchesters, Hope all is well this Tuesday morning. Rainy and humid today, supposed to clear this afternoon and then turn cooler. Boy, I made BIG OPPS with my gas report yesterday, gas here is 2.29 not 1.29.. so sorry for the mistake. breakfast here today, cheerios, mayfield milk, fresh peaches and strawberries, buttered toast with applebutter, coffee, tea. Prayers to all in need. You guys have a good day. Gotta get to work. Big Maude

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45552: Happy Birthday, Mrs Me-They and Happy Anniversary to you both on Thursday, Me-They.

Prayers for all the needs of those among us.

Big Maude - that breakfast sounds tasty. I LOVE toast with apple butter (my mom makes homemade and it is some kinda good!)

Gas is down to 2.05 - I think I'll dance for joy if it goes under two bucks. ; )

Reagan goes in for her 2 month checkup today. We'll see how many pounds she's packed on. : )

Hope all is well for everyone. Talk to ya'll later.

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45553:
Morning Porch

MDC- I remember the Roy Rogers BBQ restaurants, I thinks it's been awhile since I've seen one around here.
Great idea with the quote-a-thon. Barney: "Nice guys finish last, I know, I went through it."

Tom- I looked up the Clark Gum Co. in our phonebook, try (716) 877-0800.

REV- Amen! and Amen!


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45554: Good morning everyone. It’ll just have to be a quick hello this morning. I need a backhoe for my desk.

BOO: Your property sounds great. Five acres is perfect; just enough to do what you want and keep the world at a distance and not too much to take care. We have almost two acres, and I wish we had a few more. House and land prices being what they are around here, though, we’re lucky to have what we’ve got.

AFD: Let us know how it goes. Veda goes for her two-month on Thursday. She’s been sleeping 6-8 hours a night the last week or so.

TOM: I hope that you hear from them soon.

REV: I understand how you feel. It certainly is a difficult issue. I would just ask, if the Bible tells us that false prophets will be able to mislead believers (people who should know better—emphasis on should), how much of a chance do those who probably have never heard the Truth and been fed lies since birth have?

Well, it’s nearly raining here and they say that fall weather is behind the rain. We’ll see. I hope that summer doesn’t end that abruptly.


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45555: MAUDE: You had me all stired up about those gas prices!

AUH2O: Didn't see you there. A fine morning to you.

All the Roy Rogers restaurants around here were bought out by Hardees in the late 1980s, then sold off in the 90s. There are a few independently owned in the area, but the food is definitely not what it once was. I'd have to be mighty hungry to stop there.


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45556: I wasn't gonna do this but I'm gonna. I just want to clear up any misconceptions some of y'all might have about the things I've said lately.

My position is this: We must stand against evil, and that certainly doesn't mean hiding in the closet or rolling over. "Kumbaya" it ain't. But, "there but by the grace of God go I," and, as we are commanded to love our enemies, we must truly be pained when we do what sometimes we must. And remember all the things the Bible tells us love is not? It is not boastful, angry, scornful, etc. Yes, sometimes we must, and we'd better, stand against evil. But we should be saddened to our core, even driven to painful tears, not just for our own losses but for the losses of our enemies. That's what one feels when people they love are hurt or killed. That's all I'm trying to say. And that's my final word on the subject. Probably.


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45557: Hey, anybody wanna go to lunch?? I am about ready for a break! Maybe we can meet at
the cabin and Al and Floyd can fix us a hamburger!! Big Maude

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45558: Hey, anybody wanna go to lunch?? I am about ready for a break! Maybe we can meet at
the cabin and Al and Floyd can fix us a hamburger!! Big Maude

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45559: opps, sorry for the double post. Big Maude

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45560: Good Mornin' Porch,
I'm finally here to sit for a brief spell. I've been busier than a beaver lately. With Nick going to school 30 min. away and 2+ hrs of homework each night for both boys I'm raggedy Ann. Hope all are well!
Me-They- Is the baby doing well? Does your wife work? Hubby and I were talking about my going back to work for Christmas money and I don't know how with the boys schedules.
Millie- What is the name and address for your restaurant? Hubby's going to Richmond this weekend for a conference. We were supposed to go with him, but Nick has 4 F's for his first progress report and has 2 tests on Friday so we can't go with him. Maybe hubby can swing by while there. Can you tell I'm heartbroken?
Rev- I thought things would be slowing down for ya since the summer's over. You take it easy now, ya hear?
Boo- How are Sean and Erin doing?
MDC- Good luck on the interview. May the Lord be with you.
Big Maude- This mornin' our gas is 2.22 in Atlanta. Aren't ya thankful its going down? Has football started yet for your son?
AFD- I just love the name Reagan. Its my 4 year old neices name and she's a doll. As I'm sure your's is. Have ya gone back to work?
Colt- You silly goose! Egg in a bottle.
Floyd- I wish I could go to Mayberry Days. I will one year.
Tom- I liked your last poem. I guess being from Ohio you'd be a Steeler's fan. Of course being in Atlanta I have to be a Falcon's fan.
Goober- How's your wife feelin'?
Spot- what's for lunch?
I have to make a few phone calls. I have a conference at Nick's school because of his grades and missing homework assignments. He's been a bit more calm lately, because hubby's been home. I'm trying not to live in the spirit of fear, but whenever hubby leaves Nick acts up with Bryson and I. I'm waiting for the care ministry director at our church to call me back because our insurance only pays for 20 sessions and we'd have to pay for 30% of the bill. We can't afford that right now. Since Nick's moved in our bank account has never been so low. Anyway, I'd better get busy. I love y'all and think of ya often. Have a Mayberry Day!
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews
Blessed is the name of the Lord!

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45561:
Hey Folks,

Me-They I do agree with you on just about all that you post. Also, I really enjoy reading your posts and I am not even sure if we disagree about the current conversation. The one thing that I fear is, while we are told to love our enemy, I hope that we do not become frozen, by our love, when it is time to make that "stand against evil." The enemy here is quite apparent; they shout it from the roof tops. They have been attacking us for at least 30 years. I would suggest that it about time to bring this to an end, for our good, as well as, theirs. For example, I don't believe that Harry Truman took much joy when ordering the bombing of Japan but how many lives did he save? How much sooner did the war end because of his decisive action? I am not saying that we need to "nuke" anyone but we need to respond decisively. Like I said, I don't even know if we disagree.

Back to the quote-a-thon;
Goober: "I hope I don't get carsick."
Barney: "Opie, you switch places with Goomer."

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45562:
Hey there, Lucy & Big Maude!


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45563:
Sorry, both Plye's in my quote are Goomer.


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45564:
Pyle Pyle Pyle


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45565: Me-They, your point above is valid, and I think we all agree. It's no secret that I'm more hawk than dove when it comes to terrorists and the culture that breeds them. It does hurt me that our country is bombing and killing supposedly innocent people over there. That's war. 'Twas ever thus. Yet I know we are dealing with an enemy so evil that pre-emptive measures are abolutely necessary.
As for the question of what chance they have, because they were born into Islam, I am reminded of the young woman of whom I've spoken in the past. Raised in Islam, steeped in their culture, but she left her home and family, came here as a seeker, found Christ and was saved, and now cannot go home because her own family would murder her. Why did she do this? Because she felt something stir in her heart, that told her Islam was wrong. She could not understand why Allah would want the allegiance of converts who were converted under threat of death. It made no sense to her, and so she came to the US to find some answers. She found them, and stayed, a true convert who is paying a high price because she converted, not because she was threatened if she didn't. She believes there is such a moment for everyone, but very few Muslims answer it as she did.
My church responded by loving her, supporting her, raising money for her legal expenses to secure her permanent visa, helping her find a job, including her in social events and she has repaid us by presenting a lovely face each Sunday, glowing with the love of Christ.
Lastly, I'm reminded of the scripture in Romans, where we are told that even God gave some over to their "reprobate mind", the implication being that He knows they are not going to repent, not going to change, and must be handed over to their self-imposed fate. That's pretty much how I see Islam. My friend is an example of the wooing of the Holy Spirit in every heart at some point, but in that culture, very few answer. If none did, then I would say their background makes it impossible, and would feel a great deal more pity for them. But some do respond, and that can't be ignored. It's the proof.
And that's My final word on the subject. (Anybody believe that?) --Romeena

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45566: Just passing through. . .gas was 2.15 last nite in Lawrenceburg, IN and my nephew paid 2.01 in Bowling Green, KY. I wish those Republicans would do something about the gas prices coming down - it is just terrible to buy gas so cheaply! (That was a joke!)

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45567: OOPs that was me above - hit the wrong key -
Boo - if you get goats, don't go the Pygmy route unless you have a lot of time to mess with them and you have a great fence, they love to get out! They will find any hole or dig one if they have to. They can be little devils. Milk goats you will have to milk and meat goats are readily easy, 'cept for you have to trim feet on any breed you buy.

Time to rock an roll. . .sorry for such a quick rock!


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45568: Hey Y'all. Just checking in. Family troubles again-my daughter called me Sunday from my mom's house and I could hear my mom yelling hurtful things about me in the background. Get this- She had the gall to say that I need to see a doctor (as in I'm crazy!).Now,she is the one who takes over 15 different meds a day,including more than the prescribed doses of Oxycontin,Percocet,and tranquilizers. And I need to see a doctor? Puh-lease! This woman is not the mama who raised me. I give up.Best thing I can do is stay away.Why is she so hateful towards me you wonder? Because I tell things like they are and stand on the truth.Some people don't like that,especially my mom & sisters.Whatever. I'm holding tight to my convictions.
Sorry to rant,I really am.This isn't the place for it.Just wanted my Porch family to know that I'm going through all this mess-again. I'll be okay. Hey,at least Laci is doing GREAT with her casts! She'll be running around my rock before too long!
Y'all,I will appreciate prayers.I had such a fantastic family- it's a shame how warped they have become. Prayers for them too.They sure need 'em.
Love to all.
possum under a rock

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45569: "Kumbaya, my Lord.....", Romeena, I don't believe that will be your last word on the subject and it won't be for Me-They either! You know what's funny is that I have been Methodist and Baptist and Me-They's point of view is the one I learned in the Methodist church (and he attends a Methodist church) and Romeena's view seems more of a Baptist view (a little bit Calvanistic)....just an interesting observation. Maybe the fact that I was Methodist and Baptist is why I can't seem to come to a decision on the issue, ha.

Hey Lucy, Sean and Erin are doing fine right now. I am fighting a really gross sore throat (still!).

Thanks for the advice, Homemaker. I have seen pygmy goats get out of fences that seemed impossible. I once knew one that they called Houdini. He would actually wait until noone was looking and then get out so nobody ever knew how he was doing goat. He was alot of fun but could be a problem. I don't remember if I told ya'll about the 2 pygmy goats we had terrorizing the neighborhood about a year ago? They were so cute but they ate everyone's landscaping. I think they eventually got bar-b-qued.

Better go. I'm making some chili today. Have the rest of you made your first batch of fall chili, yet? You know we always have this conversation every fall.