Monthly Archives: March 2008

Blog Info & Other Items

Currently this blog has 805 entries that have either been published and available for viewing or are scheduled to be published in the future.
I’ve just checked and find there are 151 blog entries scheduled to be published. I generally try to published at least one every day and published two on most days. Generally, one of these is a photo of a church, statue or some other type of religious artwork (i.e. inspirational photo, scene from Life of Christ, etc).
Currently, I have items scheduled to be published until the first part of July. I also have about 18 other items to get ready for the blog. These are a series of ‘letters’ to God by small children.
Additionally, I probably have close to 200 pieces of Christian artwork depicting the Life of Christ that must be prepared. I need to match them up with the proper scripture, then create the blog entry.
My inspirational photos and verses seem to be a big hit. I have a collection of (currently) 108 photos that are just wonderful. Many have been published and many more are scheduled for publishing. It takes a little time adjusting the photos to the proper size for the blog and deciding which bible verse will sit nicely on top of the photo. This is something I work on from time to time.
Another item I receive feedback on are the photos from the Basilica & Monastery in Washington, D.C. People seem to like these photos. I have about 175 additional photos from these two place that I have not yet gone through. Many might be ‘repeats’ and will not be published; however, many are photos taken on a second or third trip to these two locations which I have not yet sorted through. More trips are planned to the Basilica & Monastery in D.C.
Down the line I want to redesign the website and put up sections of the various stages of Christ’s life. I also need to scan many postage stamps from around the world showing the Life of Christ. That will be a major project, but something that will be outstanding.
Of course, I need to spend time on my Liberty Home BIble Institute course. Sadly, I have not done much with it since receiving it about a month ago. More on that in an upcoming blog entry.
I also intend to get back into writing more. For years, this blog (which was under another name) was a politically incorrect blog centering on the foolish nature of society and how the liberals are destroying this nation and world. I stopped that version of the blog several months ago and will not return to that style of writing and blog. However, I want to write some religious artices or sermons, reflecting my thoughts and beliefs on the bible and it’s teachings. That’s something I think I might have some minor talent for.

Religious Humor

Liberal Tendencies
A YOUNG woman teacher with obvious liberal tendencies explains to her class of small children that she is an atheist. She asks her class if they are atheists too. Not really knowing what atheism is but wanting to be like their teacher, their hands explode into the air like fleshy fireworks.
There is, however, one exception. A beautiful girl named Lucy has not gone along with the crowd. The teacher asks her why she has decided to be different.
“Because I’m not an atheist.”
Then, asks the teacher, “What are you?”
“I’m a Christian.”
The teacher is a little perturbed now, her face slightly red. She asks Lucy why she is a Christian.
“Well, I was brought up knowing and loving Jesus. My mom is a Christian, and my dad is a Christian, so I am a Christian.”
The teacher is now angry. “That’s no reason,” she says loudly.
“What if your mom was a moron, and your dad was a moron. What would you be then?”
She paused, and smiled. “Then,” says Lucy, “I’d be an atheist.”

Franciscan Monastery, Washington D.C. – Photo 39

Here is a photo taken on Saturday, December 29, 2007, when Nora and I visited the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, D.C. The series of 52 photos begin on February 22, 2008 and end on April 13, 2008.
This photo was taken inside the Monastery, which is located at 1400 Quincy Street NE. Their website is http://www.myfranciscan.org.
This series of photos shows parts of the interior Monastery.
FranciscanMonasteryDCIndisde39.jpg

Religous Humor

WWJD
Most people assume WWJD is for “What would Jesus do?”. But the initials really have been changed to stand for “What would Jesus drive?”.
One theory is that Jesus would tool around in an old Plymouth because the Bible says, “God drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden in a Fury“.
But in Psalm 83, the Almighty clearly owns a Pontiac and a Geo. The passage urges the Jesus to “pursue your enemies with your Tempest and terrify them with your Storm“.
Perhaps God favors Dodge pickup trucks, because Moses’ followers are warned not to go up a mountain “until the Ram‘s horn sounds a long blast”.
Some scholars insist that Jesus drove a Honda but didn’t like to talk about it. As proof, they cite a verse in St. John’s gospel where Christ tells the crowd, “For I did not speak of my own Accord…”
Meanwhile, Moses rode an old British motorcycle, as evidenced by a Bible passage declaring that “the roar of Moses’ Triumph is heard in the hills”.
Joshua drove a Triumph sports car with a hole in its muffler: “Joshua’s Triumph was heard throughout the land”. And, following Jesus’ lead, the Apostles car pooled in a Honda… “The Apostles were in one Accord.”

Problems in West Virginia (#1)

Two weeks ago I wrote of problems at our WV home with a tree coming down and knocking out power and phone. The power was correct quickly. We had someone go in the house. They advised the phone was not working, but the cable TV was OK.
Since we going on vacation in two weeks, we needed to make sure the phone and DSL were working. Nora is still finishing up her online Food Safety Course and needs internet service, either with dial up (regular phone line) or DSL (high speed). I called Verizon and advise them to fix the phone. I also advised them to stop down at the main office of the resort complex to pick up the key to the house. They went out and I called the next day. They said everything was OK. When I called the number it just rang.
Yesterday, we did a quick up and back trip to the house to check everything out. I’m glad we did. The phone is still not working. Obviously, they didn’t even go inside to check the phones out. I unplugged the outside connections, and reset the inside phones by unplugging them. No dial tone. I even plug a phone directly into an outside jack. No service. Everything was dead.
There was still a line down in the driveway. The cable was working; however, everything was fuzzy.
Now Nora needs to take off a day early and I need to schedule another appointment on the Friday before vacation to get the phone lines fixed. I’ll have to schedule the cable company to come out the same day to restring the wire and clear up the TV pictures.
If we hadn’t gone up to check out everything we’d have a real mess. Hopefully everything will be repaired on that Friday and we’ll have DSL, phone, and cable by that afternoon.

Franciscan Monastery, Washington D.C. – Photo 38

Here is a photo taken on Saturday, December 29, 2007, when Nora and I visited the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, D.C. The series of 52 photos begin on February 22, 2008 and end on April 13, 2008.
This photo was taken inside the Monastery, which is located at 1400 Quincy Street NE. Their website is http://www.myfranciscan.org.
This series of photos shows parts of the interior Monastery.
FranciscanMonasteryDCIndisde38.jpg

Religious Humor

The 10 Commandments – Texas Style
People in Texas have trouble with all those “shalls” and “shall nots” in the Ten Commandments.
Folks there just aren’t used to talking in those terms. So, some folks out in west Texas got together and translated the “King James” into “King Ranch” language:
The Cowboy’s Ten Commandments
(1) Just one God.
(2) Honor yer Ma & Pa.
(3) No tellin’ tales or gossipin’.
(4) Git yourself to Sunday meetin’.
(5) Put nothin’ before God.
(6) No foolin’ around with another fellow’s gal.
(7) No killin.’
(8) Watch yer mouth.
(9) Don’t take what ain’t yers.
(10) Don’t be hankerin’ for yer buddy’s stuff.

Franciscan Monastery, Washington D.C. – Photo 37

Here is a photo taken on Saturday, December 29, 2007, when Nora and I visited the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, D.C. The series of 52 photos begin on February 22, 2008 and end on April 13, 2008.
This photo was taken inside the Monastery, which is located at 1400 Quincy Street NE. Their website is http://www.myfranciscan.org.
This series of photos shows parts of the interior Monastery. This photo does not do justice to the beauty of the inside of the Franciscan Monastery.
FranciscanMonasteryDCIndisde37.jpg

Religious Humor

Money
A well-worn one-dollar bill and a similarly distressed fifty-dollar bill arrived at a Federal Reserve Bank to be retired. As they moved along the conveyor belt to be burned, they struck up a conversation.
The fifty-dollar bill reminisced about its travels all over the country. “I’ve had a pretty good life,”
the $50 proclaimed. “Why I’ve been to Las Vegas and Atlantic City, the finest restaurants in New York, performances on Broadway, and even a cruise to the Caribbean.”
“Wow!” said the one-dollar bill. “You’ve really had an exciting life!”
“So tell me,” says the fifty, “where have you been throughout your lifetime?”
The one dollar bill replies, “Oh, I’ve been to the Methodist Church, the Baptist Church, the Lutheran Church…”
The fifty-dollar bill interrupts, “What’s a church?”

Franciscan Monastery, Washington D.C. – Photo 36

Here is a photo taken on Saturday, December 29, 2007, when Nora and I visited the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, D.C. The series of 52 photos begin on February 22, 2008 and end on April 13, 2008.
This photo was taken inside the Monastery, which is located at 1400 Quincy Street NE. Their website is http://www.myfranciscan.org.
This series of photos shows parts of the interior Monastery.
FranciscanMonasteryDCIndisde36.jpg