September 30, 2006 - Msg 45971: Wow,i have reas the posts,and,I have just been talking to a couple ladies at church who drink the mangosteen juice,it has helped them.i'm considering trying it,like you boo,i am getting over this cough and congestion thing,but,it is not going fast enough for me.MDC,I like that that saying,if your bible is falling apart you probably aren't.Too true,and,even if you are having a hard time,at least you know the right source to go to.Lucy,you are truly a special person,and,you have a loving spirit.Even with all you are going through,you still would rather keep nick with you,and,deal with his problems,than let him go back to a horrible situation.I'll pray you will know Gods will for you in this situation. barnwannabe,i like old country too.I like some of the newer stuff,well,not much,but,some.But,give me old country anyday.have you heard the duet that george Strait and Alan jackson sang about the old country music called"murder down on music row"/I just recently heard it,and,it's good,and of my favorite old songs is little jimmy dickens'sleepin at the foot of the bed',it is cute.romeena,I like that straight from the cow milk too,but,boy is it rich.and for some reason,for the last 2 years,when I drink milk,or eat anything with milk products in it,i cough,it's like it lays in the back of my throat or something,Any of you have that happen to you?Spot,is that mayfield milk you are talking about whole milk ,or has it been processed ?well,gotta close,talk to you all in a little bit-ky girl

September 30, 2006 - Msg 45972: i swept the porch,hope you all were holding your feet up so I didn't miss a spot under your chairs!-ky girl

September 30, 2006 - Msg 45973: Good sweep, ky girl, thanks. About the milk, actually I haven't had a glass of milk in probably fifty years. I refuse to drink processed milk, and as for raw milk, it's nearly impossible to find in the city - health laws and all. I don't like any kind of milk well enough to go to great lengths to obtain it, so I just don't drink any at all. I like all dairy products, even buttermilk and cottage cheese, but cannot stand milk. Besides, I read a comment somewhere, to the effect that humans are the only mammals who continue to drink milk after they're weaned from their mothers. Something to think about, no? Not that it would stop me if I liked milk, but I don't, so I sorta like the quote.

Has anyone tried re-stuffing the pillowtop on sofa cushions? My sofas and my chair have cushions that have an additional pillowtop. The furniture is about 8-9 years old, and the pillowtops have gotten a bit squashed and weary-looking. They're stuffed with thick layers of polyester batting, and are zippered across the back. I bought some soft foam sheets, cut them to fit, removed the batting and tucked a sheet of foam between the layers. So far, so good. Now comes putting the newly-fluffed filler back in the shells. Hmmm. Rather like trying to put toothpaste back in the tube, or putting a cat in a shoebox. It ain't easy! I got my chair done, and two sofa cushions. Still have four to go, and I think I'm going to call it a night. I feel like I came up loser in a wrestling match. The ones I've gotten done sure do look nice, though, and are very comfortable!

Prayers for Asa, and Lucy, and Millie and everyone else who needs them. I just ask the Lord to help and protect all of my porch friends - He knows who needs it.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

September 30, 2006 - Msg 45974:
Ro-That is an interesting fact, humans being the only mammals who continue to drink milk after they're weaned. Sorry, I can't help with the stuffing.

As for the drinking of milk fresh or other wise, I didn't mean to dampen anyone's view of fresh milk. Golly, I'm not what one might call "a go to person" with regard to healthy eating tips. I'd eat a deep-fried cheeseburger if I could find one; I'd probably top it with some blue cheese before downing it.

ky girl-I like the "old-school" (how's that for sounding hip) country stuff also, Johnny Cash all the way for me.

Lucy-Prayers for you. I'm not sure what to say. Boo said it well, "may God guide your family." You certainly have my prayers. Thanks for the advice concerning my neck. It is feeling much better. I did use "Icy Hot" cream; I wonder if that has the arnica root in it that you had mentioned you mention?

Poor Horatio-I did and do enjoy watching TV and like yourself, I'm guessing, I really enjoy learning new things. There are many shows that are so informative these days, I think it's great. There is still much garbage on TV but many channel are dedicated to teaching an instructing.

spot-Where are ya? I've been sitting at the Red Lobster for 2 hours. ha


September 30, 2006 - Msg 45975:
Hello porch family...good to see ya all in your rocker tonight.

SPOT...Thanks for supper tonight at Red Lobster

MDC...I have not tried the Oregamax but have heard a lot of great reports from it. Have you ever used the oil of oregano from Puritan's Pride? Just wondering.
Also MDC...I have used that church sign before on my website. That one is so true.

Prayers for you all. Have a blessed night and remember that Jesus loves you!

September 30, 2006 - Msg 45976: Well, here's a news flash. NBC is censoring "Veggie Tales", removing such offensive dialogue as "God made you special, and He loves you very much." This information comes from an AFA Action Alert email. If you're interested in knowing more, let me know and I'll forward it to you. Seems that Madonna's mockery of the crucifixion is just fine with NBC, but the little vegetables in Veggie Tales making any reference to God is just not acceptable. Dear Lord, how much longer are You going to let us go on?

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

September 30, 2006 - Msg 45977: We all know how dangerous those little bible-talking vegetables can be! Seriously, if you remove God from Veggie Tales, there's not much left. I've just about had it. NBC wouldn't dream of sensoring something about Buddah or gay people, just the God of the Christians.


September 30, 2006 - Msg 45978: Yeah, you gotta watch out for those talking veggies. I mean, just think about it. "God made you special, and He loves you very much." Now that's pretty subversive stuff. It might actually give a kid a little encouragement if they're feeling unpopular, it might even boost their self-esteem a little. Worse still, take some kid with a disability - to reassure them that God considers them special and loves them would be just awful. It might even give them some hope! Horrors! I don't blame NBC for censoring such heavy stuff. It's funny, though. When my friend called the phone number for NBC to protest the Madonna program, she was told that if she didn't care for their programming, she has a remote and can change the channel. Guess that remote doesn't work if someone is being "offended" by Veggie Tales. Incidentally, is anyone else as tired of hearing about someone being "offended" as I am?

How's this? I am an American. I stand to my feet and salute when Old Glory passes by. I sing "The Star-Spangled Banner." I am proud and grateful to live in a country that was founded upon strong Judeo-Christian principles. I read the Bible. I attend church. I support your right to worship at a synagogue, and yes, even at a mosque if you so desire. You may worship as you choose, and express your spirituality as you choose. I am not offended, and I'd very much appreciate it if you would manage not to take offense when I exercise my own rights. Your offense is offensive to me. Now, how do you like that?

I know, I'm preaching to the choir. That may just be the basis for another of my many letters to the editor of the Dallas Morning News. Some see print, many do not. I don't care, at least I get it off my chest.

Tomorrow, I will exercise my right to attend my church and worship as I choose, since I do still have that right for a while, anyway. Sugarplum says amen. --Romeena

September 30, 2006 - Msg 45979: good sweep ky...yer welcome for supper Rev..hey Boo,Romeena....and all ...Ga Bulldogs just got by tonight...but they are still unbeaten!...well back to my movie...Waterworld!..good one...prayers...breakfast on you Rev!....SPOT

October 01, 2006 - Msg 45980: Amen!BOO and Romeena,I was reading your posts and saying amen as I read them.It is a scary thing,they are censoring veggie tales,but,not Madonna.Unfortunately,that is the sad state of our "politically correct" tv.I,m sick of politically correct,they should just call it what it really is,trying to make people feel guilty for telling the truth.Sorry,soapbox is put away now.God Bless everyone,talk to you all later-ky girl

October 01, 2006 - Msg 45981: Evenin' porch! er....well, I guess it's actually hours and sleep times are really off these days. Sorry I've been awol, but the computers at work blew and caught fire the other night, and I've been scrambling ever since. Good weekend, though. Today i made a butterscotch pie that Mavis suggested, and it went over very well. Where IS Mavis anyway? Did I miss her post(s)? Prayers for you, Asa....sounds like quite an ordeal. PH and Boo, thanks for worrying about me...I'm leaning on the Lord a lot lately. Thank you all for the prayers. The porch has been such a blessing in my life.Hey to Ro, Spot, ky girl, au2o, Rev, Goober, homemaker, Tom...and all the "missing" porchsters. I'm sure I've forgotten something or someone, but I can't think straight.....oh, well, I'll rock some tommorow. Y'all have a blessed Sunday!

October 01, 2006 - Msg 45982: Howdy folks! A blessed Sunday morning to you all.

My dad, sis, BIL & nephew all went to the race yesterday at the Kansas Speedway...wished I could have gone too. My dad goes to the races up there a few times a year.

Thanks for Red Lobster, spot! I love their crab alfredo.

Prayers for all - God bless all of you!

October 01, 2006 - Msg 45983: Good morning, everyone. Or "Good Sabbath", as Andy would say. Just passin' by on my way to church. It's a beautiful day here. Clear and sunny, slight breeze, temp is 74, but is headed for the 90s. Still, that's better than the 100+ temps we had for several weeks. The algae growth is starting to slow down in my pond, I can go several days without cleaning the filters now. That's a blessing in itself! I was getting a bit tired of that little chore.

Well, away I go. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

October 01, 2006 - Msg 45984: You keep writing those letters, Barney would say, "They're theraPETic". Doesn't it sometimes feel like we are standing on a burning ship yelling "fire!" and nobody is listening? The world just goes right on walking to the brink of destruction and not seeming to care about anything except their "rights" to do it, not caring about the consequences to themselves or others. How long can a nation insult God and still prosper?

Pray for our nation today.


October 01, 2006 - Msg 45985: I don't know how long. Perhaps we should ask Sodom and Gomorrah. --Romeena

October 01, 2006 - Msg 45986: Morning all!!!

I do remember that song MDC!!!

KY Girl: I have heard that song, and it is as you said, very true!!!

Hope all is well!!!

My prayers continue!!!


October 01, 2006 - Msg 45987: Great Sunday gang!hey afd,wow still hot in Texas huh Ro!..hey bwb,mil,lucy,TOM,Rev,colt,asa,[prayers],boo,ky and all....ate lunch is "bring a dish" I will take care of the mac-n-cheese...big maude ya get the slaw?..we need "MEAT" today at 4 for an all nighter but will keep the lights on for evening services!...I leave for Kansas wed morning to be a judge in the International Linemans Rodeo...yall punch that in on Yahoo and check out the web site...Its a blast..I and another co-judge pull the trailer out there with all the equipment in it..the others lineman [about 15] fly out...its about a 14 hr drive for us...they put us up in the finest motels and pay for everything..will be back sunday...Kansas had great bbq...they have a big expo friday at the convention center...lineman from around the world..its the 23rd year...well yall check out the web site...hitting the shower..prayers....SPOT

October 01, 2006 - Msg 45988: You know Ro, the state of our nation is on my mind all the time now. I am very concerned about how things will be for my children when they are my age. I feel a need to teach them how to stand firm for what is right, no matter what and that is what I am trying to do. It's the main reason I have them in a Christian school. I am validated everytime I hear my son quote passages of scripture that I don't even know at age 43. I really think they are going to need it if they are going to make a difference and stand true to the faith in this modern-day Babylonia we find ourselves living in. I AM happy to say that our church has started sing the old hymns in every service. We still do modern ones, too but the old ones are always in there somewhere and it thrills me for my children to be hearing them in church.

Have to go get ready to take the kids to a birthday party and then to a church fellowship. Whew! I thought Sunday was supposed to be a day of rest.

Boo--"What's yur hurry?"

October 01, 2006 - Msg 45989:
Happy Sabbath to you all.
APB for MAVIS and COLT and others.
KY girl, I get some of that phlem sometimes. Some is due to our air polution an allergic doc told me. BTW, no need to say 'sorry' here!
Sometimes i sing my wife that Randy travis song about how much I love her... "for ever and ever Amen!"
Rev, yes, I have mixed the oil in some juice and slugged it down the ole gullet. Good stuff. Also a good topical.
Spot- Have fun at the ILR. You may see my bro there!
RO- I get their alerts also. I always answer with my full name and number. I try to stand boldly against them, On the one agains Madona, I changed the subject line to "Muslims love Jesus too" thinking THAT might make them change their minds!! (:
Ya all have a good day. Working tomorrow! Yippie!

October 01, 2006 - Msg 45990:
Good Sunday to all the porch family.

Ro...NBC...that just takes the cake. It's really hard to believe but we (Christians)should have seen it coming years ago.

Anybody see the race today? Talking about a wild finish.

Millie...glad you got your computer back up and running. Thank God we have the Lord to lean on and be assured this ole boy from SC is praying for you.

Gotta go for now. You all have a blessed night and prayers for you all!
Think about this: "Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the night."

October 01, 2006 - Msg 45991: Hi All.
It ben a nice day.
Lucy yes I'm working on the chain and looking for more wrapper for it to.
Will it that time of year for the flu shot .

I need some quiet time with God
To help me throug the day;
A little time to read His word,
A little time to pray.
From this I gain the strength I need
To carry me along;
It lifts me up on wings of joy
And gives my heart a song.


October 01, 2006 - Msg 45992: Oh, TOM, you have no idea how timely that poem is for me! Thank you. Bruce and I were just talking and I was trying to express how tired I am and how I just don't have any enthusiasm for life anymore. Seems like everything is an effort for about the past year of my life. Just something I am going through right now. I have been sleeping as long as I can in the morning instead of spending quiet time with the Lord and in his word. I know I need that to keep doing all I need to do around here. Thanks for the encouragement. By the way, TOM, I forgot to tell you that I saw the latest pictures you sent to Ro and I saw the one of you standing at the table by your dad. Your hair was looked so dignified. I also saw Maude's picture for the last time and she sure is cute. She looks like someone who would be my friend, for sure.

Better get to bed so I can get up a bit early to have some time with the Lord.


October 01, 2006 - Msg 45993: That's supposed to be, "I saw Maude's picture for the FIRST time"! How funny that I would write that...


October 01, 2006 - Msg 45994: To auh2o Msg 45974. I still watch a good amount of television, but now I am very selective. The only cable television channels I love to watch are History Channel, Learning Channel, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Military Channel, Weather Channel, Arts & Entertainment, Biography Channel, Documentary Channel, Home & Garden Channel, and TVLand.

To Romeena Msg 45978, don't bother with contacting the networks. Your private conversations will not generate negative publicity. Networks hate negative publicity and upset sponsors. Do your best to generate one or both. Letters to the editor are good. Just don't sound like a nut frothing at the mouth otherwise they won't print them. The networks are hurting financially (competition from cable and satellite) so that is why they are willing to take risks.

To Millie Msg 45981, you are a welcome sight. Sorry to hear about your computer troubles. I'm just glad you have returned. I'm still prayin' for ya. And I hope some of the links I have posted in the past have helped you in some manner. If there is anything we can do, just ask. That butterscoth pie got me licking my chops. Too bad you can't post us a scratch-and-sniff link. mmmmmmmm.

To SPOT Msg 45987, good luck on your trip to the lineman's rodeo. We will all miss your cookin' around these parts. To help you out, here is the web site for the International Lineman's Rodeo.

from Poor Horatio

To Boo Msg 45988, sad to say that back in the USA, the churches I have attended have organists playing the songs, but the congregation doesn't sing along. Yet in the Canadian churches I have attended, they sing along with every song.

October 01, 2006 - Msg 45995: Good sabbath everyone.We had old fashionrd sunday today at church,everyone dressed up like they dressed a hundred years ago,we had old fashioned games and dinner after church,and,a hayride,lots of fun anf fellowship!I wish all of my porch friends could have been there,I thought about you all.poor horatio,we sing every sunday at church,the whole congregation,alot of old songs.We sing some new,but,mostly old.Spot,have a good time at the linemans rodeo,sounds like fun.Well,it,s late and i have to get the granddaughter to sleep,she took a nap this evening,so,it,s gonna be fun to see how long it takes me to get her to sleep!prayers for everyone-ky girl

October 01, 2006 - Msg 45996: Wow thanks for the Rodeo Link..yall check it out..slow here at work..watching old westerns!..hey Ro,mil,colt,TOM great poem,lucy,auh20,Rev,hm,fg,ky,bwb,md,mdc,dwf and all the porch...breakfast menu:eggs your way,bisquits and milk gravy,hashbrowns,sausage,country ham,canadian bacon,toast,grits,apple rings h20,mayfield whole milk,coffee...ready at 7:00!...SPOT

October 02, 2006 - Msg 45997: Good morning, all. Poor Horatio, as of yesterday, our church has gone to one "traditional" worship service, and one "contemporary". I attended the traditional one, and it was just lovely, singing some of the old hymns I hadn't heard in a long time. Up until yesterday, our two services were alike, each a sort of combination of traditional and contemporary - a couple of old hymns with some of the newer "praise songs" added in. It was okay, but most of us older folks get a bit tired of the lengthy repet-ition of the praise songs. Singing the same song through six times is a bit much, even if it is relatively short. We tried to negotiate with the music minister, asking that the repeats be limited to two and another hymn added. No luck. The answer they came up with was the two different services. OK, we're flexible. I do have to say this, though - looking around in that traditional service, I never saw so much gray hair in all my life! Guess that tells us something. Now, as for congregational participation, brother, we do! We are a singing church. We have an orchestra, made up of church members - my brother's wife plays clarinet - and it's used in both services. Our drummer has been with us for many years, and is very good. Our brass section needs a bit of work, they miss the talents of my nephew and his trumpet, but he's now a music teacher down near Houston. Well, anyway, the Bible says to "make a joyful noise unto the Lord", so that's okay.

My rent house is still vacant, and I'm getting into a hurtin' situation! I've got to get that thing rented. I've dropped the price to $1600, and offered to take care of the yard, but we're not even getting any calls on it. Unfortunately, the folks who are moving into Irving now are mostly illegals and cannot afford it, unless we're willing to let multiple families move in, and I just won't do that. They could pay the rent that way, but twenty people or more living in a 3-bedroom house will tear it up pretty quick. I just don't know what to do.

Wow, I just noticed! My angel trumpet plants (brugmansia) are both blooming! The yellow Dr. Seuss has eight huge blooms. Pink Frost has one bloom and a zillion buds! They're so spectacular, and Dr. Seuss is fragrant in the evening, smells like toasted vanilla sugar. You can smell it from thirty feet away. Lovely!

Well, off I go. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

October 02, 2006 - Msg 45998: Afternoon porch people. Hope all is well this Monday afternoon. Lovely day here in East Tennessee. Thanks for the compliment Boo, and I would consider it an honor to be called your friend. Been busy this week end and work is busy as well. I would appreciate and extra dose of your prayers.I have a lot going on right now and am having trouble managing. I am usually a pretty well equipped person to manage my "stuff" but my business partner was off (in Europe) last week and is not due back until October 9th, so everything is left to me to manage ( which I usually do not care or have trouble handling). Things have been hetic and I am about overwhelmed with details and worries. Your prayers would be appreciated. take care and will try to check in later. I do have blessings to count so I am trying to focus on those. Both my kids made all A's on their first report card for this school year. I will try and check in later today if possible. I have to go to my sons football game at 6. prayers for their safety as well. Big Maude

October 02, 2006 - Msg 45999: Just popped in after about a 5 month leave to say hello! I'm glad to scroll thru here and see all you regulars still hanging out on your rockers. I was also amused to see the pumpkin patterns to carve of the cast's faces. Too funny! Anyone here actually gonna download and carve 'em? We may just have to.

It's DAPHNE by the way--and i hope no one took over my name since i disappeared for so long... ;-)

BTW, last thing i remember posting was that i was going to Merlefest hoping to catch "The Darlings"... well it didn't happen, but we had a great time in Wilkesboro, NC regardless.

You all take care! It's that time of year to watch "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken", eh?

Blessings to you all,

October 02, 2006 - Msg 46000: Absolutely, Maude. It would be an joy to pray for you and your children. You hang in there. Thanks for saying you would be honored to be my friend...I guess you already are, aren't you?!

Prayers for you, too, RO..concerning the house situation. That is very frustrating. I remember the feeling we had when waiting for our house to sell. Have you considered trying to sell the house instead of leasing it? That might not be easy to do either. Are people buying in your area? We were really blessed to get our sold when we did. We have friends on the street over that have had their nice 3 bedroom on the market for a year with no bites. It is even near the elementary school but nobody seems interested.

Well, DAPHNE, where in the world have you been?! You drop by more often now, you hear? I guess you fun girls don't have much time for porch-sittin'.


October 02, 2006 - Msg 46001: Prayers continue for ASA.

Where are ya Me-They? I look forward to Monday's chats with you.


October 02, 2006 - Msg 46002: Hey, Daphne! It's good to see you. I hope you'll stick around a while this time! We kept your rocker dusted off.

Thanks, Boo. No, I wouldn't consider selling the house. I could, but the money would gradually be eaten away and then there would be nothing. Once when I said that, someone said - well, just put the money in the bank and don't touch it. Uh-huh. That $1600 a month that I get in rent is part of my income. If I put the sale price in the bank, where do I get the income? It wouldn't pay nearly that much in interest, so I'd have to draw on it, and one fine day it would be gone, and so would the house. Also, taxes would eat my lunch if I sold it. So, I guess I just sit tight, and hope it rents soon. What's hurting me, and everyone else in this town, is the heavy influx of illegals. We're drowning in illegal, non-English-speaking immigrants. Property values are falling as a result, and no one who could afford the house is moving in here.

Well, gotta go to work in a little while, guess I'll try to catch a nap. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

October 02, 2006 - Msg 46003: Howdy porch friends.....I'll fill in for Spot on dinner. Meatloaf, mashed 'taters, green beans and biscuits. Tea or lemonade and for dessert, brownies. Y'all eat up, y'hear?

October 02, 2006 - Msg 46004: To Romeena Msg 45997, here's a tip that might get your house rented. Make up single page flyers in quantities just enough to pass around or deliver in the neighborhood where your vacant house is located. Include in the flyer not only the amenities of the house, but most important of all, offer a finders fee of maybe $100 to whoever refers the first renter who signs a rental contract with you. You might want to go back to your original asking price and not offer to take care of the yard for starters. That finder's fee will sure get word of mouth going amongst your neighbors, their relatives and friends.
I sold a condo in one week, without an agent, by offering a finder's fee. The reason it took one week was because we were negotiating the price.

To Big Maude Msg 45998, you are added to my prayer list.

To Daphne Msg 45999, welcome back. I don't recall you here after I returned from a long absence right after Don Knotts passed away. You say only 5 months?

To Romeena Msg 46002, if at sometime you do consider to sell, advertise in the newspaper want ads that you are a "motivated seller". That should attract a real estate investors who will make offers using creative financing strategies. You can try this without obligation just to see what they will offer you.

from Poor Horatio

October 02, 2006 - Msg 46005: To MillieMsg 46003, that main course sure has got me salivating. But you can have my brownies ... they are too sweet for me.

For anyone, I have time for Sarah's tonight at 8pm eastern. I'll hang loose until about 8:30pm easter to see who shows up.

from Poor Horatio

October 02, 2006 - Msg 46006: HOWDY ALL!!!

Hope all is well on this HOT Alabama evenin'!!!

I'm watching the TAGS ep. "Bagrain Day", so excuse me if I use a quote or two!!!

Ya'll keep the prayers comin', and how about add my cousin to your prayer lists, he's down with a stomach virus.

Do any of you have ideas for a TAGS related Halloween activity for my fanclub meeting??? I'm already going to do the Jack o' Lanterns on the homepage.



"Aunt Bee just CALL THE MAN!!!" :)

October 02, 2006 - Msg 46007: Hi freinds.

Dous everyone remember me?

Ha, Ha.

Hope your all doing good.

See ya again sometime.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

October 02, 2006 - Msg 46008: To gracey, sorry I missed you at Sarah's. While waiting by myself, I dozed off for a moment.

from Poor Horatio

October 02, 2006 - Msg 46009: Hey, PH, It's 8; I too late for a chat?

October 02, 2006 - Msg 46010: Hey Warren!!!

We ain't forgot you!!!LOL

Hey to PH, and Mil!!!


October 02, 2006 - Msg 46011: Hey, BWB....
"Low and lonely, feeling blue..."

October 02, 2006 - Msg 46012: To Millie. Boo and I are over at Sarah's. We saw you pop in, then disappear. Please try again.

from Poor Horation

October 02, 2006 - Msg 46013: I'm trying!

October 02, 2006 - Msg 46014: I've been trying to get into sarah's for 20 minutes....won't let me on. I'll try once more, then I'll go over to frappr.

October 02, 2006 - Msg 46015: I left Sarah's shortly after Boo disappeared. I'm at frappr now and will remain for about 30 mintues.

from Poor Horatio

October 02, 2006 - Msg 46016: I had trouble getting on Frappr tonight, for some reason. Oh well.

I have to tell you that I am having a hard time with these recent school shootings. What happened at the Amish school with the little girls being shot just makes me so very sick, and sad for the children and their parents. May be remember to pray for them tonight and for our nation. We need God so badly. I think I'm going to go cry in the shower for awhile.


October 02, 2006 - Msg 46017:
Hi everyone,
hope all is well, Sure hope colt is ok, I'll say i'll call him again and maybe he'll show up! ha
PH, if we can hit the network in the pocketbookm that will sometimes turn the tidesuch as writing to the show's sponsors!
Work went well today! Long day, but glad to be "punchin the ole clock" again!
God bless,

October 02, 2006 - Msg 46018: Oh, Boo, don't cry !!! You take things so hard, take it easy. God loves us,you know.

October 02, 2006 - Msg 46019: Ok, just had to cry and pray a bit..unburden the soul. I'm ok Millie. It just bothers me so much to think of someone going into the school and killing those innocent little girls. I want Jesus to come back. This country is trying to hard to get rid of God and people are getting more and more evil in their deeds, even in this country. I know God postpones his judgment because of his great mercy and I try to remember that. It is just hard to see how evil men's deeds can be. I have heard people teach on the Rapture of the church and I am not sure where I stand on that, theologically, but I sure hope it's true.

Glad to hear work went well for you, MDC. That is something to rejoice about.


October 02, 2006 - Msg 46020:
Well hello porch...good to see you all. Welcome back Daphne.

The shootings are so sad. You are right Boo...we need prayer.

Millie...thanks for the was great.

Big Maude...give those kids a "high five" for me for those A's. I know you're proud of them.

Ro...I pray that your house rents real soon. P-H had a good idea about the flyers and the finders fee. $100 could be cheap advertising. glad the job is going well. Ain't God good!

You all have a great night. Prayers for you all and our nation.

October 02, 2006 - Msg 46021: Millie, I am sorry I wasn't able to chat with you tonight and that I seemed to be lost in my own problems. I hope you are feeling better. I know you must have good days, very good days, and bad days! We are always ready to listen when you need to talk about any of the three. You are an amazing child of God. You remind me of the three Hebrews that King Nebudchanezzar (sp?) threw into the fire when they wouldn't bow to his golden image. Remember they told the kind that their God was able to deliver them from the fire but even if he didn't they would still be true to their God? Jesus was with them in their trial of fire and brought them through, same as he is with you in yours. He's walking with you and will deliver you. You know, when those three Hebrews survived that fire and were pulled out alive, the bible said they didn't even smell like smoke, only the ropes they had been bound with were burned off. I pray that as you walk through your fire, you will come out as gold, with only the things that bound you burned off. Hang in there, friend because I KNOW the Lord is with you and will deliver you. Be encouraged in the Lord. Love you,


October 02, 2006 - Msg 46022: hey millie what pie did you cook tonight

October 03, 2006 - Msg 46023: Millie, I've missed alot, so how are ya?


Deputy Warren Ferguson

October 03, 2006 - Msg 46024: Boo, what an inspiring post. You beat ever'thing, you know that? I'm sorry we missed each other at the chat....I had a nice one with ph.....Thanks, Poor Horatio. Nice poem, Tom, thanks. Hey to Ro, MDC, Rev (thanks for those prayers!), DWF and all. Better try to sleep a'll be 3 soon....


October 03, 2006 - Msg 46025: Good morning all, hope everyone is having a good Tuesday so far. just checking in before I start my work day. my sons football team won last night! YEAH Our new puppy continues do well. she is a cutie and has a funny disposition. well better get to work. see you all later. Prayers to everyone. Big Maude

October 03, 2006 - Msg 46026:
Morning Porch

Hope all is well with you folks.

About the Amish school shooting, we have a large Amish (as well as, Mennonite) community in our neck of the woods. It is not unusual to see an Amish family in their horse and buggy on the road. I've spoken to many of them and bought many of their baked goods. There is an action/flea-market that takes place here every Wednesday and it is always filled with many Amish men, women, and children buying and selling their wares. I can't imagine what type of coward would attack them like this guy did. I know he was "sick" but he was "sane" enough to attack those that would most likely not fight back.

Romenna-I couldn't believe your post, about "Veggie Tales," when I first read it. Well, I should say I couldn't believe but I the same time it doesn't surprise me.

Ya know folks, I'm in such a foul mood about the state of things, and instead of venting here, I'm gonna stop back later.
God Bless,

October 03, 2006 - Msg 46027:
That should read auction/flea-market.


October 03, 2006 - Msg 46028: You know, auh2o, I never thought of it like that. I had been flabbergasted trying to figure out what the Amish could have possibly done to this guy(in his warped mind) that would make him take "revenge" for something that happened when he was a kid, and you made me realize that it probably had nothing to do with the Amish at all. He just chose them because he was such a coward he didn't want to attack people who would put up a fight.
When I worked at the store here I used to deal with lots of Amish from our community, and I always found them to be some of the nicest people I have ever met. And their kids the most well-behaved. Sad that there are people in this world who would take advantage of that.
Yeah Boo, I think we need God in a big way.

Well, have to go make a Doctor's appointment for Kai. She woke up last night with a bad, croupy-type cough. Now, normally, I wouldn't worry about something like that, especially when she IS getting over a cold. But with Kai, I don't like to take chances.

Have a good day, everyone!
-Sterling Holobyte

October 03, 2006 - Msg 46029: I have a lot I could say but others on this porch have far more eloquent words than I do . . .
These school shootings are ridiculous that with the recent murders in Pennsylvania, that even those who are in remote areas are not immune from this violence.

I travel to many high schools in my job and the apathy of the students is appalling (please forgive my misspellings). Not all students are apathetic but there are enough to upset the apple cart. Until the family unit is a GOD oriented family unit once again and people take responsiblity for their children - I see the violence escolating. Most parents who have children in public school are good parents but there are those few that when Johnny does something wrong, it must be the school's fault because Johnny would never do something wrong.

In the middle school where I base out of there is a strict dress code. We have one student that received a 10 day out of school suspension for continual violation of the dress code. When she returns - the first infraction lands her with expulsion - where are her parents? Another has a continual problem of insubordination, etc. . . But this will follow them onto adulthood and then we will have the type of people who have plagued our children in the recent violence.

I know that the latest attacks involve adults but I also know in our area, a teen was arrested because he had a homemade bomb ready to take to school. How does one make a bomb at home and parents do not know?!

Whatever is happening - it is senseless. The churches in this nation need to come together NOW and take back this country. If the muslims can declare a Holy war - why can't we declare a Holy war of our own to take back our families?


October 03, 2006 - Msg 46030: Oops - I guess I did have a lot to say! Sorry- homemaker

October 03, 2006 - Msg 46031: I know just how you feel, Auh2o. I hated dropping my kids off at school this morning. They go to a little Christian school and I always thought they would be safe there. I know the odds of something like that happening here are very small but I can't help but wonder if they aren't going to become more frequent since these two nuts decided to take out their aggression on helpless little girls and now have gained so much attention. It's like they were thinking, 'what can I do that would be so horrible and detestable that I will get the attention of the whole world?' God protect our nation's children.


October 03, 2006 - Msg 46032: Hi Sterling and Homemaker...please speak your mind anytime you like. Your opinion is respected. Sterling, hope Kai is well soon and that her cough doesn't last as long as mine has!

Homemaker, we used to live in a suburb of Corpus Christi and it was an upscale area where most of the kids have parents with money. Most wear the best clothes, get new cars when they turn 16, etc. and I'm not kidding, most of the parents here refuse to control their kids and won't let the schools do it, either. I have friends who teach in the high school and you wouldn't believe the stories they tell about the disrespect from the kids and how parent's get mad at the school if the kids are held accountable. They started doing random drug testing and the parents are having a fit because they either don't want to know if their kids are on drugs, or they don't want them to get in trouble for it. Parents have even been caught trying to smuggle in their own urine for their kids to use. Can you believe it?

I agree with you Homemaker about taking back our families but you probably won't agree with me when I say that a good way to begin is to remove our children from government-run schools. When our children spend so many hours in a godless institution for 12 years of their lives, it is going to be harder to infuence them with a god-centered view of things (not impossible, of course, at least not yet), but harder and I have good christian friends whose children are now on drugs or worse. One of my closest came up to me the other day in church. He name is Carol and she and her late husband Gene always had their kids involved in church. Gene was a deacon in the church and a wonderful, loving Christian. I watched them grieve terribly over their daughter who fell in with the wrong crowd at school and has been a drug addict for years now. A few weeks ago in church, Carol came up to me and said, "Julie, I just want to encourage you to keep doing what you are doing. If I could go back I never would have put my daughter in public school.". Now, we can say the same could have happened in Christian school but I think we have to play the odds, so to speak and try to have our children in the least dangerous environment, if at all possible. I also think that Christian teachers should be working in the public school system (in groves, ideally!)...I just don't think it's the place for Christian children...of course there may be exceptions in elementary levels.


October 03, 2006 - Msg 46033: Good morning everyone. I just have a few minutes online today but wanted to stop in and say howdy.

I can't even discuss the events of yesterday in Pennsylvania. I don't know what he deal is, but the exploitation, abuse and killing of innocent children is epidemic. I know that it has always been with us and we just hear more about it now, but the crime get more heinous every day it seems. It truly breaks my heart.

STERLING: The answer is that these kids did nothing to this looney, nor could anything that ever happened to him justify his actions. I hope that God has mercy on his soul.

Good to see you DAPHNE.

Right on, ROMEENA.

BOO and LUCY: I agree about trying to eat healthy, but the New Testament releases from dietary restriction of the Old (like with pork), and that's where these books on "Biblical" diets leave me cold. They seem to forget that little fact. That said, like Paul said, if you think eating meat is okay, eat it; if you don't, don't. God has placed animals and plants on this earth for our sustinance, and he has given us the knowledge to make our food safer. Things like pasteurization of milk began for a reason, not to make milk taste worse. But, like most things, variety and moderation is a good thing when guided by the common sense God gave us.

And on that note, I say...mayo, I rebuke you! (So, there, AUH2O!)

You all have a great day. I'll speak to y'all again on Thursday. I wish I had longer to chat.


October 03, 2006 - Msg 46034: Amen, BOO. Do you know how good it makes me feel to know that my child's teach gives her a hug when she needs it? That she comes home from school singing praise songs from music class? That she can spout from memory many more Bible verses than I? That she comments on God's power when discussing the solar system she learned about in science? That the teacher takes prayer requests and the students pray before they start the day? Taht all sporting events begin with a word of prayer? I could go on, but you get the picture.

I have nothing against the educational qualities of many public schools. But you can't get reinforcement of the things you are teaching them at home in a public school. And I don't have the energy to contantly coounter the anti-God view that my child would be learning. I respect the parents who can.


October 03, 2006 - Msg 46035: Wow! Good morning, everyone! You folks are in fine fettle this morning, and I love it! Aren't we grateful that we have this forum where we can pour out our hearts, and know we will be understood? I can't top anything you folks have said, and won't try. At least not on the serious things -you've said it all.

One little thing. Me-They, on the subject of processed milk, I think it's not the pasteurization to which I object, but rather it's the homogenization. When I was a kid, the various cows in the family were carefully and frequently tested for disease, the milking and storage of milk were done meticulously, and our milk was safe. On a large scale, for public consumption, that would be difficult to guarantee, and it's true that some really scary things can occur when milk is not handled properly, or has to be stored for a few days. Thus, pasteurization, and that's good. It's that silly "homogenization" process that ruins it for me, I think. That, and the memory of the little half-pint bottles at school, which were allowed to stand until they were at room temperature, and the milk tasted like the little cardboard stopper. I was forced by a ruler-wielding teacher to drink the stuff, all the while knowing there was good, ice-cold, unprocessed milk at home. Yuck! Double yuck! Just ruined my taste for milk.

And on that trivial note, I'm gone. Gotta meet my DIL and her mom for lunch. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

October 03, 2006 - Msg 46036:
Tuesday (tonight) at 8:30pm eastern time, Millie and I are expected to be in the Frappr chat room. Everyone is invited to join in for some real time conversation. To get there, just click on Frappr.

from Poor Horatio

October 03, 2006 - Msg 46037: To Boo, I think you need to be with us at Frappr tonight. Millie and I got worried after you unexpectedly disappeared on us last night at Sarah's. Please try your best to make it to Frappr tonight.

from Poor Horatio

October 03, 2006 - Msg 46038: Hey Y'all. Laci went back to doctor this morning. He removed casts,stretched her legs again and put short ankle casts on her for a few weeks. He said that her muscles aren't tight anymore,and her feet are just like he hoped thay would be (not turned inwards anymore). He predicts she'll be walking by Christmas! What a gift that would be!
Wanted to pass the good news along about this little girl,in light of all the tragedies lately. God Bless the school victims,their families,the troopers that have to deal with the aftermath,the Amish,and everyone touched by the events of these past few weeks. Homemaker-agree with you 110% friend.We need God in a big way.
Love to all!
possum under a rock

October 03, 2006 - Msg 46039: Yeah Laci-girl. . .keep us updated Possum, we all need the cheer for that little girl!


October 03, 2006 - Msg 46040: Asa - we miss you and your mullet and your manly tool-belt. . .come back soon!


October 03, 2006 - Msg 46041: Sorry you got worried, PH, ...I thought I typed in that I had to help Sean with his homework..maybe it didn't go through. Things were kind of crazy on Sarah's. I will try tonight but it kind of depends on if the kids bring home alot of work. It is so kind of you to want me to join you, though. Thanks so much!

Thanks for that good news, Possum! We needed it. Praise the Lord for Laci's progress.

Me-They, are you rebuking Mayo again?! I think you have the wrong idea about me. I am not trying to keep the laws of Moses, I just don't eat pork or shellfish for the same reason that you don't drink paint thinner: toxins. They don't lose the toxins but store them in their flesh and, like you and Mayo, I prefer not to eat it. Of course, I probably eat plenty of toxins down at the local Sonic, too, but like you said, "moderation". HA.

I know exactly what you mean, Me-They about your daughter's school (it sounds just like the one my kids attend). It is such a comfort, isn't it?

Making beef stew, green beans and mandarin orange salad...ya'll are welcome for supper.


October 03, 2006 - Msg 46042: Amen, come back to us Asa (...and wear your toolbelt)!


October 03, 2006 - Msg 46043: Hello everyone!
Just popping in
Hope all are having a great day..
Prayers for the famlies in Penn. and elsewhere.

Me-They..yuck to Mayo too...I like it in salads, etc..but not on sandwiches..ick..


October 03, 2006 - Msg 46044: Goah gang been busy getting ready for the Kansas City Rodeo trip....leave in the morning...yall meet me and miss Sherry at the mexican rest. in about 45 min....will holler before bed....prayers...SPOT