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November 27th, 2009 | Author:

“Don’t open the door! Photo shoot in progress!”

So said my granddaughter after she closed herself in the bedroom with the three stooges kittens.  So my offering this week is, once again, compliments of my granddaughter.  Without further ado, can you Find the Kitty?

Category: cats, find the kitty  | 6 Comments
November 25th, 2009 | Author:

Apple pie, to be specific.   It’s hard for me to slice and dice these days, so I made the crust while my dear hubby was slicing the apples.  Then I washed a few of the dishes.  Then I turned around, and voilà – the secret ingredient:

Notice anything unusual?  Like some indentations that look suspiciously like kitty prints? I, of course, went on the hunt to find the culprit.  Which one of these innocents do you suppose is guilty?  I’ll never know.

Category: cats, grins  | 13 Comments
November 25th, 2009 | Author:

GlaxoSmithKline has advised Canadian doctors not to use a batch of their swine flu vaccine containing about 170,000 doses.  It seems it was causing a “higher than normal” reaction of anaphylactic shock: 1 in 20,000 instead of the expected 1 in 100,000.

And once again, mainstream media is ignoring the story.  This information is from a five-paragraph note by the BBC.   Nobody else is touching it.  After all, supply has finally caught up with demand and the media has to brainwash convince people to get them.

November 25th, 2009 | Author:

This year at Thanksgiving, I’m very grateful to God.  I’m grateful for the blessing He’s given me in you – my readers, and my blogger friends.  I’m especially grateful for the “Word for Wednesday” bloggers, and this post is for you.

Since I was saved, I have looked for others of like mind, others whose heart’s cry is to know God, to talk about God, to serve God.  With a few exceptions, my search has been fruitless.  Many times, I have felt like Elijah:

Then he said, “I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword. And I alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.” (1 Kings 19:14)

When I started the Word for Wednesday meme, though, that wasn’t what I was thinking about.  I was thinking about the dearth of God’s Word on the internet, and the wealth of satan’s word on the internet, and trying to make a dent in that balance.

God, however, had a bigger plan:

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.  (Romans 8:28)

That plan included encouragement for me.  Can you imagine that?  The Creator of the Universe made a plan that included encouragement for me, a nobody in upstate New York. That plan included introducing me to some of His children, to those of a like mind and Spirit, those who seek His truth and His heart.  It included Herky and Jim, Rebecca and Lisa, Jon-Paul and Alice, Miss S and Jay, Renee and AkaAngrywhiteman, and the Brickster.  You have all made a difference in my life, and I feel honored to have come to know you.

So this Thanksgiving, in addition to thanks for the many other blessing in my life, I offer a special prayer for my new WFW friends.

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:14-21)


November 24th, 2009 | Author:

The Gadsden flag is one of the most easily recognized symbols of the American Revolution, and has been widely adopted today as a sign of government protest.

Last spring a Missouri report was leaked that labeled anyone with a gadsden flag as a potential terrorist, and I’ve been especially partial to it ever since. [Note in the Interesting Stuff in my sidebar that I am a Charter Member of "The Domestic Terrorist Bloggers Network."  Click on the button if you'd like to join, too.]

But tonight my hubby came across an updated 21st century version of this historic flag that speaks to the age we live in.  I believe it would make Colonel Gadsden smile.  I know I did.