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5 years ago

I agree!!!! Please God hear our plea!!!! We need you so bad in this country!!!

5 years ago

Do we ever!!!

5 years ago

Only hope we find GOD again before it is too late ! !

The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS
Sunday  Morning  Commentary.

My confession:

I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish.  And it
does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful
lit up, bejeweled trees, Christmas trees...  I don't feel threatened..
 I don't feel discriminated against.. That's what they are, Christmas

It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, 'Merry Christmas' to me.
I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a
ghetto.  In fact, I kind of like it.  It shows that we are all
brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't
bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key
intersection near my beach house in Malibu .  If people want a crèche,
it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think
Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians.  I think
people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around,
period.  I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is
an explicitly atheist country.  I can't find it in the Constitution
and I don't like it being shoved down my throat...

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that
we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship God as
we understand Him?  I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too.
But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities
came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is
a little different:  This is not intended to be a joke; it's not
funny, it's intended to get you thinking.
In light of recent events... terrorists attack, school shootings,
etc..  I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was
murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want
prayer in our schools, and we said OK.  Then someone said you better
not read the Bible in school...  The Bible says thou shalt not kill;
thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself.  And we said

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they
misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we
might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide).
We said an expert should know what he's talking about..  And we said

Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why
they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to
kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it
out.  I think it has a great deal to do with 'WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.'

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the
world's going to hell.  Funny how we believe what the newspapers say,
but question what the Bible says.  Funny how you can send 'jokes'
through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start
sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing.
 Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely
through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the
school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many
on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or
what they will think of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us
than what God thinks of us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit.

If not, then just discard it... no one will know you did.  But, if you
discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what
bad shape the world is in.

My Best Regards,  Honestly and respectfully,

Ben Stein

5 years ago

I have reAD THIS ONE BEFORE sHERRY AND IT IS SO UPLIFTING!!!!!! Damn!!! I hit the capitol key! One thing I do not understand is there is this Jewish woman on Care2 that sticks up for the Jews but on several topics I have added she has bad mouthed me from here to Kingdomcome!!! And I do not understand it when you have someone sticking up for you as a Jew and then when you add something on and all she can do is badmouth you it makes me wonder just what the hell kind of Jew she is!!!!!!!!!!

5 years ago

Hmm. Does sound odd Carol. Really.

Have to go get ready to meet our friends for the day.  I hope you all have a beautiful Sunday.

5 years ago

Eli might be a good source to ask about ones who act like that Carol. 

Have a good day. See ya later today or tomorrow, depending what time we get back.

5 years ago

Hope you had a great day Sherry!!! I crocheted almost all day..trying to get a doily done and then more if I can get them made in time to send my son and his wife! The gal I am talking about is a couple cards short of a deck I think!!

5 years ago

I was gone for the last few days myself....busy, busy weekend....our Daughter and family were here and of course....Olive was a hit with us all.  I miss her more and more after each time we are together.  She is a charmer, that's for sure.  Grandpa has really won her over and it's so cute to watch them play together.


That reminds me Carol....I have to start crocheting our new Grand-baby's blanket.....I have pink and blue baby I guess I will make both colors.....but I think I will do the blue one first....just a feeling that we may have a little boy.  We got to see the picture this's hard to believe this little miracle grows from such a little tiny blip on the ultrasound to a full size baby in the womb.....miracle for sure!!!


Sherry....sounds like you had a very busy weekend too.....I think from here on out, we will be all very busy with  Christmas ....Olives's presents arrived Friday, so now it's time to wrap and put up the tree.  I am so excited this Christmas.....Olive will be so much fun to watch as she opens all her gifts.....We love spoiling her...LOL.



I know FSM seems rather slow at times....but I do try to pop in and read, and comment when I have the time.....I am burned out on politics right now.....after fighting for so many years against obama, I just don't have it in me to keep at it......I know....being busy helps, and after the Holidays are over, maybe I will get my second wind.....then again....maybe not!!!!   Just listening to what is all going on in the WH right now is turning me off on both parties and I just hope they both get burned over this by the people.  Ok....that's enough politics.....Have a great day!!!!



5 years ago

Either not coming up yet, or I lost a whole post. I have to get ready to go help daughter clean. To make a long story short? -it will be last time for a while, as she is moving in a couple friends with 3 kids, and those kids are not well parented. I don't mind helping my daughter and grandkids, but now these others are moving in, my daughter and her friends are on their own.  My granddaughter is moving in with us, because those kids can't be trusted to not go through and take her stuff. They have already broken 2 nice toys that we got for my grandson, last Christmas and his birthday. My grandson gets along with the one boy okay, but he's not a good influence either, and if he wants to end up here, he can too. Supposedly these people are saving to move to another town, but I told my daughter it was a mistake. Sometimes you can't get them to listen to reason, even when they are grown.  I hope she has a house she doesn't end up with everything ruined in and having to replace or fix if she ever gets ready to sell. Phew!

See ya later folks.

5 years ago
"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.
To one without faith, no explanation is possible".  
~Thomas Aquinas
5 years ago

Here is something beautiful. Watch the young boy, at about 4:41, drop to his knees.

5 years ago
THE Definition of a True Friend
5 years ago
‎20 Things a Mother Should Tell Her Son
1. You will set the tone for the sexual relationship, so don't take something away from her that you can't give back. ...
2. Play a sport. It will teach you how to win honorably, lose gracefully, respect authority, work with others, manage your time and stay out of trouble. And maybe even throw or catch.
 3. Use careful aim when you pee. Somebody's got to clean that up, you know.
 4. Save money when you're young because you're going to need it some day.
 5. Allow me to introduce you to the dishwasher, oven, washing machine, iron, vacuum, mop and broom. Now please go use them.
 6. Pray and be a spiritual leader.
7. Don't ever be a bully and don't ever start a fight, but if some idiot clocks you, please defend yourself.
 8. Your knowledge and education is something that nobody can take away from you.
9. Treat women kindly. Forever is a long time to live alone and it's even longer to live with somebody who hates your guts.
10. Take pride in your appearance.
11. Be strong and tender at the same time.
12. A woman can do everything that you can do. This includes her having a successful career and you changing diapers at 3 A.M. Mutual respect is the key to a good relationship.
13. "Yes ma'am" and "yes sir" still go a long way.
14. The reason that they're called "private parts" is because they're "private". Please do not scratch them in public.
15. Peer pressure is a scary thing. Be a good leader and others will follow. 16. Bringing her flowers for no reason is always a good idea.
17. Be patriotic.
18. Potty humor isn't the only thing that's humorous.
19. Please choose your spouse wisely. My daughter-in-law will be the gatekeeper for me spending time with you and my grandchildren.
20. Remember to call your mother because I might be missing you.
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