Sunday, July 30, 2006

Israel Will Win This War----Read on to see why!

The following email was sent to me by a friend:


Israel lost quite a number of dead and wounded over the last several days, and this week Colonel Kline was one of those who died in the midst of battle. What was not widely reported in the media is "how he died, and what happened as a result of his death."

Klein had taken a unit of 20 Israeli soldiers into the midst of one of Lebanon's border cities where the fighting was fierce. He led his men into a courtyard that was walled up around believing it provide a place of cover and rest from enemy fire.

Suddenly, someone tossed a hand grenade out of one of the windows above them, and as it hit the ground, Klein threw his body over the hand grenade and cried out shouting: "Schema Yisrael Adoni Elohinu, Adonai Ekhad." Hear O Israel, the L-rd our G-d, the L-rd is One!

As he shouted the last words he would ever speak in this holiest of prayers He honored his G-d. The grenade blew up killing him but sparing all of his soldiers from death. Some were slightly injured from shrapnel but none had life threatening wounds because of Colonel Klein's actions.

It seems afterward some of the soldiers saw an angel standing over the lifeless body of the Colonel. Some of the wounded were taken to a hospital and wanted to speak about this but they were told to say nothing. However, some of them could not keep silent. Who could keep silent after seeing and angel?

The word got out through some of their parents. The mainstream media here has maintained silence, and the army has ordered them not to speak about their experience, but our sources are bringing us this awesome news! We are seeking to contact and go meet some of these wounded men....Pray for the L-rd to open a door to speak with those who have seen one of G-d's messengers and can now be a witness that He is real. He is alive; He is the living G-d!

Colonel Klein called upon the living G-d and gave Him glory seconds before He died saving his comrades. G-d showed up immediately and sent one of His messengers to reveal that He was there with them, and now Colonel Kline is with their G-d!
(end of email)

Other reports for example from Gershon Saloman, the head of Israel's Temple Mount Faithful...Gershon is a tenth generation 'sabra' (native born Jerusalemite) who fought in all of Israel's wars especially, the 1948 War of Independence.

In 1958, during a battle in the Golan Heights, Gershon was wounded when an Israeli tank accidentally ran over him. The tank caught the collar of his shirt and seemingly folded him over backwards, snapping his spine.

The Syrians overran his position and began shooting the wounded Israeli soldiers. As they were about to shoot him, Gershon said, they suddenly dropped their weapons and ran away.

Later, he said, these Syrians soldiers reported to UN officers that they had seen 'thousands of angels' around the crippled IDF officer and had, therefore, fled. He showed me documentary evidence from the UN to prove it.

As another interesting side note, despite his injuries, Gershon fought in both the Six Days' War and the 1973 Yom Kippur War. He was among those Israeli paratroopers who captured the Temple Mount from Jordan in 1967.

Gershon swelled with pride when he recounted being among the first Jews to set foot on Temple Mount in nearly two thousand years.

Now we return to the story at hand -- angels on the Israeli battlefield. Gershon's story of angelic warriors is not the first I'd heard -- it was merely the first time I'd heard the story first-hand from an eyewitness.

Soldiers in all of Israel's wars have reported seeing angels on the battlefield. During the Yom Kippur War, a lone Israeli soldier in the Sinai led a captured Egyptian column back to Israeli lines.

When the Egyptian officer was asked why he surrendered an entire tank column to a single Israeli soldier, the Egyptian officer replied, "One soldier? There were thousands of them."

"The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place." (Psalms 68:7)

The officer said the rest of the 'soldiers' had melted away as they approached the Israeli lines. The Israeli soldier reported that he was alone when the Egyptian commander surrendered to him. He didn't see the army of angelic warriors. The Egyptians did.

The Bible identifies the archangel Michael as Israel's guardian angel. (Daniel 10:13, 31) The prophet Zechariah predicted that in the last days, God would send His angels to fight alongside Israel.

"In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them." (Zechariah 12:8)

In its existence, Israel has fought back invaders in five major wars aimed at its annihilation, against impossible odds exceeding 650 to 1 in some cases. Israel's victory in the War of Independence was nothing short of miraculous, as were her victories in 1967 and 1973 against the combined might of the Soviet-backed Arab Legions.

Given her precarious geography, with enemies on three sides and her back to the sea, the Arab armies should have cut through her like a hot knife through butter, but amazingly, each victory left Israel in possession of more land than she had when attacked. And in every war, there are reports from BOTH sides of angelic intervention on Israel's behalf.

Israel's warrior angels make appearances during the Exodus, during most of Israel's early battles, and are promised as Israel's protectors in the last days.

There are too many independent accounts to dismiss reports of angelic warriors as battle fatigue, particularly when one considers that they've been seen by BOTH sides.

I don't want to start an angel-worship cult. Angels are not gods, or deserving of worship. They are created beings who serve as messengers of God. But they are real. They are active in the defense of Israel. And that is why Israel will win.

And the fact that we are talking about them is more evidence that these are indeed the very last of the last days before the return of Christ.

Friday, July 21, 2006

21st Century Job

Sadly, we never know when misfortune will affect our very intimate lives. Sometimes the nature of man can be cruel. Maybe at some point in your life, You have been driving down the highway of life, just cruising....then BUMP! Everything changes... Consider this modern day scenario:

Enter, model husband, father and provider!

Pillar of the community, great friends, and caring neighbors. Beautiful wife, Good Mother, terrific children! You are well respected in your community and above all, you attend church quite regularly and pay your tithes each week. You have an excellent career with a good income and best of all, You live the American Dream..."Money in the Bank!!!

Your life is running smooth, no conflicts, except the usual minor everyday minor conflicts and mishaps that occur in most families. God has blessed you with abundance, nice home in the suburbs, two SUV's, a Harley in the garage. Life is Great! You have given your family a strong sense of security and everyone glows with an aura of good fortune!

You are well known as the icon of hospitality, throwing lavish dinner parties, barbecues, inviting your friends and neighbors over for steaks on the barbie, grilled shrimp, kegs of beer. The guys all gather at your house to watch the game on your Big Screen TV. You're known to friends, family and colleagues as the "Refuge From The Storm", coming to the rescue of your friends and family in need, such as your best friend, recently recovering from surgery and out of work.

He couldn't return to work until the doctor released him, so you give him some cash to tie him over, and tell him not to worry about repaying, that it's a gift! Another friend, who just landed a terrific job in the IT industry, hits you up for a loan, to keep afloat, while he waits for his first paycheck! Your sister, recently widowed, who never worked outside the home, and has been swamped with medical bills, funeral expenses, asks to borrow a few thousand....and of course, its your sister, you can't refuse!

Your phone is always ringing off the hook, friends are always dropping in on you, and sometimes you feel if you had only five minutes alone, in silence, you would be blessed among men! You try to screen your calls, but find that no longer works, because...THEY KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE!

Deep down, you are not a loner, you love the company. You know that God has blessed you and you live by his laws, and have brought your children up likewise. Then all of a sudden, without warning, you hit a pothole of misfortune! You wake up, just like any other day, same routine, quick shower, quick glance at the weather on the tube, grab a cup of coffee, kiss the wife, kids...out the door and head off to your place of work.

You think about the week ahead, your projects at the job, the honey-do list the wife gave, perhaps a family outing you're trying to plan....traffic is horrible, as usual! You arrive at work and before you can even get through the door, your boss calls you in the office. He begins the conversation by stating "This has nothing to do with your performance and that he wished that there was something he could do but his hands were tied...continuing, he talks about changes in production, explaining due to NAFTA or some other lame excuse, your job has been other words, you have been canned!

Before you have time to absorb what was said, he continues talking, now apologetically, assuring you that this decision was difficult to make, and that you will receive severance pay and a letter of reference. You sit there for a moment, speechless, shocked, and slowly get up and walk out of his office.

This is not the way to start the week, you are thinking...and you proceed to clean out your locker, desk and leave the building, extremely confused, yet trying to relate to the last 15 minutes... "15 years I have worked for that man, and in 15 minutes, he takes away my livelihood, my sustenance, my house payment, car payment, utilities and the food that is needed to feed to my family, this is the worst day of my life.

Has he forgotten all of the times that I have stayed over to ensure production quota's were met, due to manufacturing problems that were out of my control? Does he remember that I am the one that postponed my vacation to start-up a new contract? Nope, this is definately not my day, month...or year!!! You are driving home, still faced with commuting traffic, and you realize that you are getting closer to home.

You're now confronted with facing the family, wondering how do you break the news to your "Shopaholic" wife, and your two children that look forward to their weekly allowance to splurge on DVD's, Ipods, Mickey D's, and whatever else they can find to do with their money? You feel a sense of gloom and dread cover you. Here you are, the person they rely on, the person they look up are their "ROCK"...and suddenly you are "broke" or heading down that road at a rapid rate of speed.

Your wife is doing what she usually does at that time of the day, and is startled when you come through the door... "Are you feeling ok", her first response, as you never miss work. Actually, you feel very bad, but you manage to say, "Yeah, I'm alright!" She doesn't respond, but just stands there holding the wand, with the vacuum on temporary shut-down waiting...gazing... It was simple, I was home because I was fired, but I could not find the words to just blurt it out!

No, I was not afraid of this woman holding a vacuum cleaner wand, but having never been out of work, it wasn't something that I had experience in doing. "Honey, the boss grabbed me before I could even get to my office and get a cup of coffee. My job no longer exists, I have been terminated"! She continues the gaze, shifting the wand to the other hand, placing her free hand on the back of the sofa as to brace herself..."You're kidding me, Right"? "Please, I wouldn't kid about something like that", I said. Suddenly I'm hit with what seems to be immeasurable questions .

"Why"? "Was it something you did or didn't do, Did you have a warning? "No, No, it was unavoidable, something to do with the manufacturing, NAFTA, I don't know...I'm not the only one, there was a couple of other guys that are in the same boat....still hasn't really sunk in yet?

She quickly responds, "Did you tell him that you are a dedicated employee, have been there for 15 years, and you at least deserve"..."Honey, look, this is a bad world, nothing is promised or guaranteed in the workforce", I interrupted her, "He said that I would receive severance pay, and a letter of reference", hoping that would reconcile her momentarily. "Hmmm,well God Bless him, and isn't he the generous person", she retorted sarcastically. "Great, I'm feeling really bad right now, I feel worthless as a man, and what I really need from you right now is compassion, understanding and above all love.

Things happen and I do not know the why's or wherefore's but that does not change anything, I am without a job. This means that we will have to take measures to be more conservative and handle this as a temporary setback." I continued with "It's important that everyone co-operates in this, and I really need you to be supportive of me in my decisions, ok?" She began to cry, "What are we going to do"? We have bills due, bills that will be due, and I haven't even done the grocery shopping this month"?

Reassuring her, "We'll be fine, just have faith that God will see us through this", I said. "If he leads us to it, he will get us through it". "Alright, but this is pure madness, what about the children"? This evening we will hold a family meeting, short and brief, and explain that everyone's lifestyle has to undergo current modification, due to this recent change in finances. So later that evening, after dinner, we convene in the living room, without the TV or any interruptions....and I proceed to bring my own version of the "Headline News".

They all sit staring at you blankly with their mouths open, yet not saying a word. It's almost like you are speaking to little birds that are waiting to be fed by Momma Bird...with the exception of junior, who has headphones on and is moving with the groove while you're talking! What's the use? "God giveth and he taketh away", you muster, hoping that somewhere in their upbringing they will see the spiritual behind the physical. You're thinking "He who hath ears, let them hear"!

Nonetheless, it's all in vain, because you have a 21st Century family that is caught up in the world at large, which relies on advertising, and the almighty "$$$$$". You have hope and try to convey this to the family, expressing to them that you are entering into a period of stormy seas, but you will try your best to steer and keep the boat afloat and each of them are crew members and are vital to the success of the voyage.

Still, they maintain the blank look on their face, and speechless...You call an end to the meeting and each person resumes their usual daily activities... lose your job, and immediately hit the want-ads, sign up for unemployment, and by now you are registered with 25 Temporary Agencies that have hispanic receptionists that all seem to say the same thing "I sorry, but we have no work available right now, call back tomorrow!"

You try to stay calm, but find that nobody in your home is taking your plight seriously! Nobody but your wife....who, as usual, is right on top of things immediately! You call the bank and check your account...your direct deposit was interrupted and the company has yet to deposit your severance pay!

Therefore, the checks that your wife wrote to pay the bills have bounced, leaving an overdraft of over $400 plus insufficient charges debited to your account! Suddenly, in the pit of your stomach, you feel knots...then you break out into a sweat.....slamming the phone down you rush to the closest bathroom.....only to find a locked door with rap music blaring!

It's Junior, taking one of his "Long-Hot-Showers"! You barely make it to your wife's bathroom....and spill your guts, splashing all over her soft pink frilly commode cover! You regain your composure, grabbing a cold cloth to wipe away the cold sweat pouring off your brow and here someone in another part of the house. It's your daughter, Valley Girl Vicky who has invited five of her friends over for after school snacks, raiding the fridge and piling on the sofa, watching MTV! "They did not hear a word that I said at the family powow", you're thinking as you try and regain your composure, hoping that bathroom bout was over.

Weeks go by and you have checked in with all of the Temp agencies, have applied at the local hardware store, and spoken to the Newspaper about a paper route....still nothing. THE UNIVERSE HAS COMPLETELY CUT OFF ALL COMMUNICATIONS TO YOU AND THE OUTSIDE WORLD. Your dearly beloved wife, who has begun a strange vigil of silence toward you, suffering from "Shopping Withdrawal" glares at you with an evil look, as to say....What did I ever see in you in the first place, you loser!

When you tell her to curb the daily meals down to a pot of pinto's and a pan of cornbread for the time being she softly replies sarcastically, "YOU'RE KIDDING AREN'T YOU"? You immediately become the "Private Eye" in your own home, checking the electric meter, turning off lights, unplugging appliances, monitoring the kids usage of TV's, DVD Players, Computers, X-Box, Playstations.... Your entire family, who earlier, smiled at you, hugged you, couldn't wait to see you every day....distances themselves from you. You're no longer, "Daddy" are "HIM" are no longer "Honey", you are now "HEY"!

Don't they know how you feel? You convene more and more to yourself, pondering about it all. You ask God..."Why me, Lord"? Your wife, thinking that you are shutting everyone and everything out....blares at you. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? YOU JUST CAN'T SIT HERE AND DO NOTHING! CAN'T YOU AT LEAST SAY SOMETHING...OR BETTER STILL DO SOMETHING..I DON'T CARE IF YOU HAVE TO SELL DRUGS...I NEED MONEY, WE NEED MONEY....THE KIDS NEED MONEY! Still, rather than argue, you continue in silence...pondering, searching, thinking about your life, thinking about the "ONLY" friend you have left.

No, you can't see him, he can't share a beer with you, or watch a game with you....but he's there, just a whisper away. You find yourself asking, Why me, Lord? You are confused, and can't understand why he has allowed this to happen to you and your family. A month goes by, then 8 weeks...your wife begins avoiding you, none of your previous friends are coming around, except the loser down the street, wanting to borrow a tool!

This guy never works, was born into wealth and just hangs out in the backyard always looking busy but never doing anything worthwhile! You find yourself watching what is left over at dinner, reminding the children that food is scarce, eat everything on your plate, and no snacking.

You glance at the teenage girl, reminding her to discontinue entertaining her friends until further notice. "Fridge is off-limits to non-household members"! It's now the middle of the third month since you lost your job and your daily walks, increase, sometime for hours, you walk and walk, just thinking and visit your pastor and he just tells you to have faith...things will get better.

He asks, "By the way, I know this is not the best time to ask, but we are really pushing to get this Somalia Mission off the ground by next month, do you think you could manage a few dollars by next Sunday?" You're thinking, "No, He Didn't", and reply, "I'll speak to my wife and try to manage something", you say. "Did I really say that, geez, I'm a wreck"! You're bewildered, completely bummed out and feel that you can't even afford God's Help!

No money, no job, bills are due, bank is overdrawn, car payment due last feel totally helpless, and do not have a clue as to what you will do. It's as if you have left planet earth, and are out of range of all communication with it's inhabitants. You have applied for over 40 jobs since your termination, not even a reply, nor a turn-down! You return home, disgusted, depressed and now feel the beginning pains of a headache about to happen! You notice nobody is home, not even the dog, who always barks when someone enters the backyard...Your wife's car is not in the garage.

You figure the wife has taken the Dog to the vet, maybe the kids are at friends, and the clock ticks's night and family! What's tonight? No...they can't be at church. You worry that they have taken the dog to the vet, yet adding to the outrageous bill from last month! You wonder how many other families have dogs suffering from depression? "Doggie Depression, wonder if he has any anti-depressants left"?

The phone rings and suddenly you are confronted with yet another unexpected's your wife! She gets right to the point and tells you that she is leaving you, because she can no longer tolerate your current attitude toward her and the children, in light of everything else! She has the children and YOUR dog! They have a place to stay, and "her" attorney will contact you.

You happen to look down at the phone and notice the number that she is calling from happens to be the number of the "Single, Good Looking, Best Friend that you just loaned all that money to"! You notice a folded note stuck to the fridge, and you open it! It's from her telling you that the monthly bills are paid, and she had to use all of the savings to accomplish that, so now you are really broke!

Depression has reached it's peak, not only have you lost your companion of life, but the single person that you vowed to love for the rest of your life, through sickness and in health, richer or "poorer", until you DIE!

But she has paid all of the bills to including the $600.00 Veterinarian bill, with the Christmas Savings and neglected to pay your CAR PAYMENT! You have no income, your car is about to be repossessed! But the rent is paid, electricity is on and you ...and you are ALONE with a huge MIGRAINE HEADACHE!

You go to the bathroom and open the medicine cabinet.....SHE TOOK ALL OF THE MEDICINE, even the ASPIRIN! Zero Meds, with the exception of one small plastic bottle of "MIDOL"! You think...maybe I need to get something in my stomach, yeah...hungry, you go to the kitchen and open the box of spaghetti pasta, one box of shake and bake, yes....Hamburger Helper there is hope!

You check the fridge and find the remnant of last saturday's game....about 15 hot wings, 3 Natural Lights, half gallon of tea, what appears to be greenish bologna with the edges curling inward, a quarter gallon of milk, with only 2 days left to expiration and an empty loaf of bread except for two end pieces. No Hamburger! To make matters worse, the phone rings and it's your wife's attorney inviting you to his office to discuss your new bill! CHILD SUPPORT and asks...."What would be a good day for you"? You cannot see beyond the next moment, but incoherently schedule an appointment for someday next week, which you can't even recall!

You call your best friend from childhood and get his answering machine. You leave this message of despair...COME TO MY HOME WHEN YOU GET THIS MESSAGE, WILL EXPLAIN LATER, THIS IS URGENT! You're thinking, He already Knows, EVERYBODY already knows your plight! Yes, and they even know about your wife and have known, that's usually the way it is, everybody knows but you!

You can't stay in the house, you feel like the walls are closing in on you, so you leave....just walking, not knowing where you are going. You feel like a zombie, between the worlds, neither here no are trying to backup and regroup your life, before any of this happened. It's like living in a nightmare that you cannot feel sheer madness closing in on you just keep walking, searching for an answer...down the street, maybe a block away, you come upon a street person, just standing on the corner, holding a sign, "Will Work For Food".

Your first impression is to cross over to the other side of the street to avoid this person who WANTS MONEY FROM YOU....but you just don't have the willpower to even attempt to do that. As you approach him, he appears to smile at you, and you're thinking "Ha, he's smiling because he thinks I'm going to give him some money, little does he know I HAVE NO MONEY".

"Good Afternoon, Sir, how are you today?" The tattered looking man greeted me and I managed to get a hello back to him and continued on past him. After I had strolled past him, I heard him yell at me, "God Bless You, Sir" That was the straw that broke the camel's back...I immediately turned around and walked back toward him....with a hundred thousand different emotions coursing through my broken mind at the I approached him, he still continued to smile at me and I responded to him, "What did you say"?

He said, "God Bless You, Sir"...and tears started streaming down my face and then I broke into this incredible sobbing episode...while this tattered old man took my arm and guided me toward a bus shelter and sat down with me.

For nearly an hour, I sat there pouring my heart out to this person who had no home, who had not appeared to have shaved in a month of sundays, whose clothes were tattered and torn and who was on the street begging for work just to buy food. He said to me, "Son, God loves you so much that he gave his only son that whosever shall believeth in him shall not perish but will have everlasting life".

He continued, "God has put you through a test of faith, my friend, just as he did to Job. It's not for us to wonder or second-guess why God allows things to happen to us, but we must trust that it's all necessary in his plan for our life. Look to God for your answers, not man, because everything begins and end with the good man above."

He asked me to pray with him and I bowed my head and let this old man lead the prayer and a peace came over me that reached into my heart. Afterwards, I got up and asked him to come with me to my home and share my food, which was nothing but the leftover items in the fridge. He politely declined, telling me to go home and get into the word of God and save my food. I reached into my pocket and all I had to offer him was my Grandfather's pearl handled pocket knife, and as he reached out to shake my hand, I slipped this heirloom into his. He once more, said "God Bless You, Son" and we departed.

When I arrived home, I went to my bedroom to get my bible and noticed that I had several messages on the answering machine. Ignoring the messages, I sat down in my favorite chair and opened the bible, turning to the book of Job. Immersed in reading of Job's misfortunes, I suddenly looked around me and saw my home, the pictures of my family on the mantle, and the wedding portrait of my wife.

Lowering my head, I prayed in submission to my Father in heaven, in the name of his holy son, Jesus, with all of my heart and soul. Without him, I was nothing, had nothing, and could obtain nothing worthwhile. I prayed for strength to endure the trials, courage to face my life with whatever he wanted me to have and forgiveneness of remembered and forgotten sins. My heart was full of praise to him, even in my misery, did I praise his holy name.

Time stopped for me, as I continued in the word for such a long time, reading and absorbing, praying and crying....until I closed the bible and got up to answer the phone. It was my daughter, she was crying and I could not understand what she was trying to say to me, except "We love you Daddy"!

The line suddenly went dead and immediately began to ring again. My heart jumped, thinking that it was my daughter calling me again, and it was my other best friend, from my childhood, whom I had left the message what seemed like months before. "Hi Buddy, how are ya"? My mind was in a momentary daze, where had this person been?

Surely he had heard...."Sorry, that I haven't gotten back with you but I have been out of the country. The new job has been hectic, they put me on a plane to Europe, the first week to settle a software glitch in the Belgium office and I just got back late last night. How's the family? Can't wait to see you, I brought some gifts for everyone and I have the money that you loaned me. By this time, I could barely talk to him, holding back even more tears.. He continued telling me he would stop by later, with a pizza and some beer, so we could do some catching up. Not really feeling like a beer, I half-heartedly laughed, holding back even more tears, telling him, "He'd better plan on staying for awhile, matter of fact, you better bring several "BIG PIZZA'S".

You sit for a moment, thinking about the previous phone call from your daughter, and remember to check your messages. Listening to message upon message from bill collectors, you delete them one by one, not really wanting to think about bills tonight.

A new message, with a familiar voice, it's the last person in the world that you expected to hear from...."Hey, I need you to call me when you get this message, if you can't reach me at the office, call my home, it's important"! It was my old boss and I'm thinking, "Imagine, the nerve of that guy, what on earth could he possibly have to say to me that could be more urgent than what he had already said"?

The next message was from my daughter, "Daddy, we love you and miss you". "Why haven't you called, are you alright"? Foregoing the message from my ex-boss for the time being, contemplating whether to even return the call or not, I call my friends house and my wife answers. "Hi, so glad that you finally called", she said. "The kids and I are fine, and we miss you so much", she continued. Before she could say anything else, I interrupted her, "I miss all of you too, but you left me, I am at home, and have been at home. You left me a note, remember, telling me that you were leaving me.

She started crying, "I did what I thought was best for everyone, especially the children. You were really worrying me, you changed into something that I just could not deal with, and you frightened the children. You were acting like a total stranger to us, critical of our every move in the home, insulting friends, and the children were in fear of becoming homeless and were losing their self esteem. "Your Attorney contacted me, too," I said, wondering if he was going to charge me for the appointment.

"I'm sorry, honey, but I didn't know what to do, I've been trying to think outside the box, for the welfare of the children." She replied. As much as I tried to avoid the next statement, I couldn't help myself, "So you pack up the kids and the dog and move in with MY FRIEND?" She responded, "Please don't go there, it is definately not what you think, he has not been here, he has been on the west coast and is returning this weekend." She continued explaining, "He called one day for you and after explaining to him what was going on, he offered his condo for the kids and myself to stay while you sorted everything out."

Agitated she asked, "Why, What are you implying"? Suddenly, my heart jumped! She asked again, "Hello...what exactly were you thinking"? I stammered.."Your note, remember?" "I am leaving you", I said. "And you thought... that I was carrying on with him"? Surely, after 15 years of marriage, you know me better than that," she replied. "So, you're coming home"? I asked wondering if I should call my friend to postpone his visit..."We can work through this problem,with God's help, anything is possible.", I said.

She replied, "I know, darling, the kids and I have been studying the word and praying every night that God will heal our family". It's rather late, and the children are ready for bed, we will be home in the morning". "Fine, I love you", I said. She whispered, "And we love you, too, Goodnight"!

The doorbell wrang, it was my friend, with "7 giant Pizza Extravaganza's" stacked up in front of him. "Grab these, while I get the rest of the packages from the car", he said.

In the meantime, the phone rang as I had reached the kitchen, the voice on the other end was my ex boss. "Man, you are hard to get in touch with", he said. "I've left message upon message for you and was beginning to think that you had left the country". Listening to him, I was thinking, he wasn't too far away from the truth" I had contemplated disappearing at one point.

"Look, I'm really sorry about what happened but we have had a new development in the organization and due to a merger, we have just expanded our product line and feel that you are the only person that can take on a project of this size", he said. Not wanting to be too eager, I hesitated before entering into the conversation and let him continue.... "The VIP's have given me complete autonomy in negotiating this deal with you and I am prepared to give you a substantial salary increase, an initial up-front bonus in the amount of $15,000.00, a reasonable profit margin, and a signed contract that will ensure your continued employment with this company. You don't have to give me an answer now, take the weekend to think it over and call me Sunday night with an answer. If you agree, be here Monday morning around 8AM to sign the papers and be ready to get it rolling, ok?"

"Sure, I'll give it some thought and get back with you, hey, thanks for calling", I said, feeling numb all over. My friend walked in with packages falling all over the place, "Here let me help you, what did you do, win the lottery", I asked? He replied, handing me over $2000.00 in cash, "Nah, just spent my bonus, couldn't forget my where's everyone, man I want to see their faces, when they they open these presents"! "They're over at a friends and will be returning in the morning, just spoke with the wife and told her you were coming by. They're looking forward to seeing you and hearing about your trip!" "So what's new with you, and what about that "Urgent" message on my machine"? "Yeah, that, sorry, just had a minor detour on the road of life, and needed to talk, but it's fine now! Couldn't help myself, but I said..."Man, do you ever pray"? He smiled..."Yeah, all the time, God is my Strength and my Redeemer, isn't he great"? "Yeah...he sure is, now tell me about that trip"!

© 2004 Deborah Nuckles
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So That's What "GodSpeed" Means!!

We've been taught that God is omnipresent, meaning that he is in all places at all times. For earthbound humans to grasp this concept truly, facts and figures are available which may bring this into the proper earthly perspective.

Based upon concepts of known and hypothetical theories.
1. The universe is an estimated 10 billion years old
2. Light travels @ 186,000 miles per second.

Question: for God to be everywhere in the universe at one time, what is His estimated speed of travel?

10,000,000,000 (years old) X 31,536,000 miles per second = 315 Quintillion 360 Quadrillion miles per second!

Note: A quintillion has 18 zeros in it. (Gee, I can't fathom that figure)

Some scientists believe that the universe maybe 15 - 20 billion years old which would double the above numbers! The earth is estimated at 4.5 billion years old.
This theory is based on 1 entity occupying 1 space at 1 time. And does not consider the concept that God permeates everything in the universe at one time.

Incredible, you think? Yes, he is!

Ultimate Compassion

A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside. "Your son is here," she said to the old man. She repeated the words several times before the patient's eyes opened. Heavily sedated due to the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed Marine standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand.

The Marine wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man's limp ones, squeezing a message of love and encouragement. The nurse brought a chair so that the Marine could sit beside the bed.

All through the night the young Marine sat there in the poorly lighted ward, holding the old man's hand and offering him words of love and strength.

Occasionally, the nurse suggested that the Marine move away and rest awhile. He refused. Whenever the nurse came into the ward, the Marine was oblivious of her and of the night noises of the hospital - the clanking of the oxygen tank, the laughter of the night staff members exchanging greetings, the cries and moans of the other patients. Now and then she heard him say a few gentle words. The dying man said nothing, only held tightly to his son all through the night.

Along towards dawn, the old man died. The Marine released the now lifeless hand he had been holding and went to tell the nurse. While she did what she had to do, he waited. Finally, she returned. She started to offer words of sympathy, but the Marine interrupted her. "Who was that man?" he asked.

The nurse was startled, "He was your father" she answered.

"No, he wasn't," the Marine replied. "I never saw him before in my life."

"Then why didn't you say something when I took you to him?"

"I knew right away there had been a mistake, but I also knew he needed his son, and his son just wasn't here. When I realized that he was too sick to tell whether or not I was his son, knowing how much he needed me. I stayed."

The next time someone needs there. Stay. You'll be glad you did.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Worth Mentioning....I believe!

Zechariah 12
1The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.

2Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.

3And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

4In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.

5And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the LORD of hosts their God.

6In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.

7The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah.

8In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them.

9And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

10And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

11In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.

12And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart;

13The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart;

14All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Putin: Can Control The Weather

1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

Antichrist and his representatives may try to imitate 1 John 3:2 and 1 Corinthians 15:51,52. Those who do not recognize and resist antichrist when he comes may find themselves suddenly transformed and empowered by his presence. The experiencing of new powers and supernatural abilities may be so intoxicating that it will deceive people into believing that antichrist is the true Christ

LAST WEEK Dick Cheney was the target. On Saturday it was President Bush. Then came Tony Blair. No one, it seems, is immune from Vladimir Putin’s acid tongue.
World leaders must have been wondering yesterday who would be next, after the Kremlin chief had embarrassed two of his guests at the G8 summit here with barbed jokes about their democratic records.

But they were powerless to respond to a man at the pinnacle of his political career and at the helm of a resurgent economic powerhouse.

“What can you say to a man who controls the weather?” asked one Western diplomat after Russian authorities were reported to have scrambled cloud-seeding jets to disperse a rainstorm.

Source: World News

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Laugh, Ladies!!!

One day my housework-challenged husband decided to wash his Sweatshirt. Seconds after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted to me, "What setting do I use on the washing machine?" "It depends," I replied. "What does it say on your shirt?"He yelled back, "University of Oklahoma."
And they say blondes are dumb...

A couple is lying in bed. The man says, "I am going to make you the happiest woman in the world." The woman replies, "I'll miss you..."

"It's just too hot to wear clothes today," Jack says as he stepped out of the shower, "honey, what do you think the neighbors would think if I mowed the lawn like this?" "Probably that I married you for your money," she replied.

He said - Shall we try swapping positions tonight? She said - That's a good idea... you stand by the ironing board while I sit on the sofa and fart.

Q: What do you call an intelligent, good looking, sensitive man?
A: A rumor

A man and his wife, now in their 60's, were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. On their special day a good fairy came to them and said that because they had been so good that each one of them could have one wish. The wife wished for a trip around the world with her husband.
Whoosh! Immediately she had airline/cruise tickets in her hands.The man wished for a female companion 30 years younger... Whoosh...immediately he turned ninety!!! Gotta love that fairy!

A PRAYER.... Dear Lord, I pray for Wisdom to understand my man;Love to forgive him;And Patience for his moods.Because, Lord, if I pray for Strength,I'll beat him to death!AMEN

Q: Why do little boys whine?A: They are practicing to be men.

Q: What do you call a handcuffed man?A: Trustworthy.

Q: What does it mean when a man is in your bed gasping for breath and calling your name? A: You did not hold the pillow down long enough.

Q: Why do female black widow spiders kill their males after mating?
A: To stop the snoring before it starts.

Q: Why do men whistle when they are sitting on the toilet?A: It helps them remember which end they need to wipe.

Q: What is the difference between men and women?A: A woman wants one man to satisfy her every need. A man wants every woman to satisfy his one need.

Q: How do you keep your husband from reading your e-mail?A: Rename the mail folder "Instruction Manuals"

Children's Science Exam

Q: Name the four seasons.
A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.

Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.
A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.

Q: How is dew formed?
A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.

Q: How can you delay milk turning sour?
A: Keep it in the cow.

Q: What causes the tides in the oceans?
A: The tides are a fight between the Earth and the Moon. All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature hates a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in this fight.

Q: What are steroids?
A: Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.

Q: What happens to your body as you age?
A: When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental.

Q: What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?
A: He says good-bye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery.

Q: Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
A: Premature death.

Q: What is artificial insemination?
A: When the farmer does it to the bull instead of the cow.

Q: How are the main parts of the body categorized?
A: The body is consisted into three parts---the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain; the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels, A, E, I, O, and U.

Q: What is the fibula?
A: A small lie.

Q: What does "varicose" mean?
A: Near by.

Q: Give the meaning of the term "Caesarean Section."
A: The Caesarean Section is a district in Rome.

Q: What does the word "benign" mean?'
A: Benign is what you will be after you be eight

Pay Attention, I'm Only Going To Do This Once!

Everyone seems to be wondering why Muslim terrorists are so quick to commit suicide. Let's see now. . . .
No Jesus
No Christmas
No Television
No Cheerleaders
No Baseball
No Football
No Hockey
No Golf
No Tailgate parties
No WWE Wrestling
No Wal-Mart
No Home Depot
No Pork BBQ
No Hot dogs
No Burgers
No Chocolate Chip Cookies!
No Lobster
No Shellfish, or even frozen fish sticks
No Gumbo
No Jambalaya
No Beer
Rags for clothes and towels for hats.
Constant wailing from the guy next-door because he's sick and there are no doctors.
Constant wailing from the guy in the tower.
More than one wife.
You can't shave.
Your wives can't shave.
You can't shower to wash off the smell of donkey cooked over burning camel dung.
The women have to wear baggy dresses and veils at all times.
Your bride is picked by someone else.
She smells just like your donkey.
But your donkey has a better disposition.
Then they tell you that when you die it all gets better!

I mean, really, is there a mystery here?

Wylde Orchid Goes Slumming

Friday, July 14, 2006

Sign's Signs Everywhere Signs....

What's your sign? I'm a Scorpio with Sun at 8.50 in the 11th, a Pisces Moon in the 4th ,Sagittarius Rising, Venus in the first, Mars in the 9th with Saturn not making an aspect, Uranus in the 7th and Jupiter in the 2nd...oh yeah, I've got Pluto in the 8th house! My Pluto usually makes people in the know take a few steps back!!!

What does that mean? If you're an astrologer....Figure it out, for non-astrologers, it's the blueprint of my soul's journey on earth, in so many words!

In other words, this is not something that I's been around for ages...

People really confuse the word "Church" with a building, a group of people, etc....and that is not what it means.

The problem with so many in today’s church is their failure to see themselves as needing to come out. They exist, having a form of godliness, but denying its power: (2 Tim 3:5 NKJ), which was basically the same mode of thinking dominating the religious people 2000 years ago, when Jesus walked the earth.

People during that period of time, saw themselves as already out, separated and holy because they did not associate with heathens.

Jesus associated with "Heathens", "Lowlife", "Homeless".... He wasn't tapping out with the social aristocrats of the Judaic Society...or Hanging out with the Hed's (Sanhedrin)...he was with the poor, the downtrodden, namely the "SINNERS"!!!

In my opinion, I shy away from those people-types that call themselves christians, which mean's "Christ-like"! Just read the newspaper, the entire majority of child murderers either had a mentor professing "Christianity" or claimed that "God" whispered to them to "Kill Your Child"...or most have been affiliated with a "Christian Church"...I've done the research!

In 2006, two families affiliated with St Matthews Catholic Church in Charlotte, are victims of child homicide....parents killing children, goes to the same church, practically, resides in the same vicinity! Hello?

The way I see it...What good is having someone who can walk on water if you don't follow in their footsteps?

Mahatma Ghandi, whose teachings inspired Martin Luther King, Jr was committed to truth and non-violence even in extreme situations....some of the rest of the world could learn a thing or two from his of my favorite quotes from him:

"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."_____Mahatma Ghandi

The people during Jesus' times had so perverted the ways of God by adding to and subtracting from His Word that they did not recognize their own Messiah who was the Word made flesh; the Word as it had proceeded from the mouth of God, not as it became through their traditions.

The way I see it, the "Scribes and Pharisees" who made a habit of changing the Word of God resulted in not being able to recognize Jesus at His first coming. What about the present day churches and denominations? If you do the research, you will find that the bible has been edited since it was first published and those that have chosen to add a little here, take away this or that, are also guilty of changing God’s word. Will they recognize Jesus at His second coming?

What denomination are you? For example, are you Baptist, Presbyterian, Lutheran Methodist, Freewill, Southern Baptist, Pentecostal, Charismatic, etc... Concerning Religion, there is a rule of thumb that I use...

Founded by "God", then it's a "Religion".
Founded by "Man", it's a "Cult".

Founders and World Membership

1457- United Brethren (Moravians):Huss, Founder
1517- Lutherans: Martin Luther, Founder, - 75 million.
1519- Anabaptists: Grebel, Founder (after Ulrich Zwingli).
1534- Church of England: Henry VIII, Founder - 70 m.
1536- Calvinism: John Calvin, Founder
1560- Presbyterians: J. Knox, Founder (Calvin)- 35 m.
1570- Puritans: T. Cartwright, Founder
1582- Congregationalism: R. Brown, Founder
1605- Baptists: John Smith (Zwingli), Founder's- 45 million
1620- Episcopalians: S. Seabury (Henry VIII), Founder- 3m
1654- Quakers: Fox, Founder- 0.2 million.
1741- Shakers: Ann Lee, Founder- 0.03 million.
1744- Methodists: J and C. Wesley, Founder- 29 million.
1774- Unitarians: T. Lindsay, Founder
1800- Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)- 2m.
1830- Mormons: Joseph Smith, Founder- 7 million.
1846- Adventists: W. Miller, Founder- 5 million.
1852- Jehovah's Witnesses: C.Russel, Founder- 3 million.
1865- Salvation Army: M. Jones, Founder- 1 million.
1879- Christian Science: Mary Baker, Founder- 1 million.
1900- Pentecostals: C.F. Parham, Founder- 58 million.
1934- Worldwide Ch. of God: Armstrong, Founder- .05.
1954- Moonies: Sun M. Moon, Founder - 2 million.
1957- United Church of Christ- 2 million.
1969- Children of God: David "Mo" Berg, Founder - .008.

Membership in the USA (Congregations in Parentheses)
Catholic- 59,858,042 (19,787 congregations).
Baptist- 36,433,523 (95,601).
Methodist- 14,285,851 (53,235).
Pentecostal- 10,281,559 (41,165).
Lutheran- 8,350,212 (19,153).
Mormons- 4,672,850 (11,071).
Presbyterian- 4,273,721 (14,306).
Churches of Christ- 3,679,736 (22,553).
Episcopal- 2,504,682 (7,388).
Reformed Churches- 2,079,634 (7,965).
Orthodox (Eastern)- 1,885,346 (1,482).
Jehovah's Witnesses- 926,614 (9,985).
Adventist- 794, 859 (4,696).
Church of Christ, Scientist- 700,000 (2,400).
Church of the Nazarene- 591,134 (5,161).
International Council- 500,000 (423).
Salvation Army- 446,403 (1,151).
Christian and Missionary Alliance- 302,414.
Churches of God- 267,676 (3,061).
Mennonite- 249,798 (2,656).
Evangelical Free Church- 226,391 (1,202).
Brethren Churches- 218,905 (1,800).
Christian Congregation- 112,437 (1,437).
Quakers, Friends Churches- 84,407 (1,074).
Other Christian churches- 753,550 (5,228).
Jews- 5,981,000 (3,416).
Muslims- 3,000,000
Buddhist- 19,441 (67).

I'm basically a "Debbist" with an inclination toward "Gnosticism", which is considered to be as old as humanity itself. Gnostics consider themselves "people in the know. They believe that they are the elect, similar to the "Jewish People" in that respect, the soul being fragments of the "Divine", awaiting liberation from matter, and the power of the planets. Gnostics believe that God is within the self, as well as outside the body in life itself. A Gnostics ultimate desire is to attain first hand knowledge..."The Truth" they may be freed from this world and return to the world of God. In John 8:32, Jesus said "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free"....Yes, I think Jesus was Gnostic!! He sure as heck wasn't a "Christian"!

Site Referral

Everyone is hopefully concerned about the events that are transpiring in the world as we name a few

1. Israel Crisis with Lebanon
2. War in Iraq
2. Bombings in India
3. NK Kim Jong II and his personality disorder
4. Iran Nuclear Issue
5. Somalia
6. California Wildfires
7. Parent's Killing Children
The list appears to be growing by the moment so it sparked my interest to do a little surfing on the web.

As I surfed I ran across a site that was very interesting with a lot of information on world events past, present and to speak.

You can access the site at the following address:

Please visit and leave your comments here, I'd be interested in getting other views on this.

I will be posting this on the Carolina Newsbeat Blog as well, so if you post here, you don't have to add comments twice.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Talk Dirty To Me....TDTM

It's amazing to speak with parents and grandparents about computer usage and listen to their comments. "I haven't got time to mess with computers", "Lord, I don't know anything about computers", and my favorite, "Computers are for kids, I have no interest at all".
There are a few in my family who are so clueless about cyber technology they actually associate "Google" with incessant staring at someone. There's one in every family, I'm sure!
Those parents with no interest that don't take the time to "learn" how to use a computer, are the very same parent's whose kids are staking out on! is a great concept for meeting other people, especially for teens and adults, but within that group lurk the lowlife, dirty old men, sicko's, child molesters, wife-beaters, and other morbid sub-human creeps that lay in wait for their cyber-prey, your precious little girls and boys.
They look for their cute little cyber nicknames, such as "babylove" babygirl" "babyphat", "inyourdreams", "wetkisses" and of course, "daddysho"!
How many times do you walk by your children while they are surfing and actually look at the screen? Do you know what a taskbar is? Do you know how fast a kid can drop a page to the taskbar when someone enters a room? Didn't think so.
Do you know the cyber lingo? Most kids are so geared toward computers, now cell phones which have the same online messaging capabilites of computers, speak in a lingo that parents have no way of comprehending unless they have knowledge of computers. Below is valuable information if you have a pre-teen, teen at home that uses the computer. The terms below are used for chatting purposes...similar to the shorthand that most of us took in High School.

ASL(R P)- Age Sex Location (Race / Picture)
BF / GF - Boyfriend / Girlfriend
BRB - Be Right Back
CD9 Code 9 - means parents are around
GNOC - Get Naked on Cam (webcam)
GTG - Got to Go
IDK - I don't know
(L)MIRL - (Lets) meet in real life
LOL - Laugh Out Loud
MorF - Male or Female
MOS - Mom Over Shoulder
NIFOC - Naked in Front of Computer
Noob Newbie - often an insult to somebody who doesn't know much about something.
NMU - Not much, you?
P911 - Parent Emergency
PAW - Parents are Watching
PIR - Parent In Room
POS - Parent Over Shoulder
PRON - Porn
PRW - Parents Are Watching
S2R - Send To Recieve (pictures)
TDTM - Talk Dirty To Me
Warez - Pirated Software
W/E - Whatever
WTF - What the Fuck?

So, you have been educated, write these down and memorize least remember the most important..... (L)MIRL!!! Don't let your child become another statistic!

Courtesy of Wylde Orchid

Astrological Moment - Mercury Retrograde

For those that are familiar with the "Mystehaven" or "Wylde Orchid" website, it's rather odd that I have not mentioned "Astrology" in my postings. Let's just say I have been on a hiatus from "StarGazing" for awhile...!!

I'm a firm believer that we are the masters of our fate and the captain of our destiny cruiseline. "The Wise Man Rules His Stars, A Fool Obeys Them"....

Still, a bit of the science of Astrology doesn't hurt, after all,

Mercury, the planet of communication, travels closely with the Sun and, is usually in the same house. Currently, Mercury and the Sun are in the sign of Cancer (Crab), with Mercury retrograde at 29 degrees.

Mercury retro'd on July 4, 2006 and will remain in retrograde motion until July 29, 2006. What does that mean? Well, as they say in Tennessee..."It's Goin Backerds"!
Actually, the planet is not really going backwards, it only appears to be.
In our Solar System, everything continues to travel in an ecliptic forward motion. As I previously stated, the retrograde planet does not suddenly reverse in motion and go backwards; it only appears to. As these planets decrease in longitudinal motion (as viewed from earth), they appear first to slow down....if you could imagine two trains passing each other. If you are sitting in the faster train, you will at first feel that the slower train isn't moving, and then you will all of a sudden think that the slower train is moving backwards....get it?

Experiencing delays, miscommunication, computer problems, mail not arriving on time or getting lost in the shuffle, and is blamed on just about anything and everything when it is retro. It's not really a good time to become involved in major purchases, signing contracts, or making important decisions....WAIT until it goes direct!

Concerning Cancer, the ruler of the moon, if you consider the tides of the ocean, you can understand the surging and ebbing of emotions that a Cancerian native goes through. Cancer is a conservative, feminine sign, with changeable moods. Cancer's are born worriers, so I would suggest that whatever you are more concerned about at this point in time....just relax and wait until the 30th and things will be better!

All of the planets travel at a different speed...for example, Venus takes 224 1/2 days to complete one orbit of the sun, Mars takes 22 months, the Sun of course, one year to complete the cycle of the Zodiak, (Mazzaroth-Biblical), The Moon travels through the signs in 28 days...thereby being associated with the "Feminine" and her cycles.
Mercury actually stimulates the mind to delve into the affairs of the particular house it is in. For me, it's the 8th house, dealing with "Joint Resources", Hidden talents, any resources other than personal.

What does retrograde mean? As they say in Tennessee...."It's goin backerds"!
Mercury is the "mind" and our capacity to collect, sort, classify and communicate the knowledge we gain through our day to day experiences. It also analyzes and throws out what is not important. When Mercury goes Retrograde (Rx), it indicates that the mind is taking an introspective moment...with the tendency to go back over previously learned lessons or experiences.

In other words, the thought processes are in the subconscious mind, rather that up front in the conscious mind. It's generally like the "New Moon Syndrome"...not a time of action but a time to plan, wait and proceed with your course of action when it goes direct. Don't sign contracts, make large purchases, or any decision concerning buying, selling or dealing with legalities when Mercury is retrograde....So sit tight and wait to buy that Hummer on July 30th!

one red paperclip

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

North Korea Unveils "Dalongdong"

North Korea is threatening to unleash a new missile on the United States. Pyongyang calls it the 'Dalongdong' and swears they can get this one up successfully. It's an apparent attempt to make up for the miserable failure of its Taepodong missile earlier last week. The name 'Dalongdong' comes from a mythical one-eyed giant snake in Korean folklore.

CIA officials said recent intelligence coming out of North Korea makes mention of 'Dalongdong' but they have only been able to guess at its capabilities. "Whatever it is we know they're pretty damn proud of it because they're keeping it concealed under some sort of rubber protective coating that our spy satellites have been unable to pierce", said a unidentified CIA official. "It may just be a revised version of the Taepodong III which we know has a history of premature launch problems', the source said. Most missiles have a countdown of at least ten before launch but they say the Taepodong has a history of firing off early, usually by the count of four or five.

The CIA said they've briefed the President on the possible range and payload capability of the 'Dalongdong'. Tony Snow, the White House press secretary, said the President reacted to the news of this new threat by demanding that Kim Jong Il "tuck that shirt in and start acting right". The advice from the President's inner circle must be having an effect on him. He was advised to treat Kim Il as a spoiled child and to not react to this latest temper tantrum. Snow said the President was considering the possibility of 'taking a switch' to Kim Jong.

Source: Shelby Trial

Sunday, July 02, 2006

A Chill Wind Doth Blow

Listen to the words of the Mother......
I am the Gracious Goddess, who gives the gift of joy unto the heart of
man. Upon earth, I give the knowledge of the spirit eternal and beyond
death, I give peace and freedom and reunion with those who have gone before.
Nor do I demand aught in sacrifice, for behold, I am the Mother of all
living, and my love is poured out upon the earth.

Hear ye the words of the Star Goddess She in the dust of whose feet
are the hosts of heaven, and whose body encircles the Universe.
I who am the beauty of the green earth, and the white Moon among the stars,
and the mystery of the waters, and the desire of the heart of man,
call unto thy soul. A rise, and come unto me.

For I am the
soul of nature, who gives
life to the universe. From me all things proceed, and unto me all things must return; and before my face, beloved of Gods and of men, let thine innermost
divine self be enfolded in the rapture of the infinite.

Let my worship be within the heart that rejoiceth; for behold, all acts of
love and pleasure are my rituals. And therefore let there be beauty and
strength, power and compassion, honour and humility, mirth and reverence within

And thou who thinkest to seek for me, know thy seeking and yearning
shall avail thee not unless thou knowest the mystery; that if that which thou
seekest thee findest not within thee, thou wilt never find it without thee. For behold, I have been with thee from the beginning; and I am that which is attained at the end of desire.

For thousands of years, women have suffered denigration wearing the ball and chain attached by the Patriarchal ideology that has culminated into a world paradigm.

As I see it, our world has gone mad, and the madness stems from mans insatiable obsession with God, an obsession that leads man to kill, destroy and go beyond the limits of human understanding. Our wars are not based upon sound tangible reasoning, but is based upon different views of a belief that is only realized through faith....and stems from a male-centered divinity.

Once upon a time, peace flowed through the land, and people honored and respected the earth and it's resources. There were no gender issues because everyone knew their prospective roles and they lived them out each day. People did not live in neighborhoods and were not subjected to a class structure. People were not using crack cocaine, killing their children, robbing and looting, and destroying each other.

Men and women did not worship together, for the ways of a man are not that of a woman. Women were the counselors, the guides and probably the saying "Behind every successful man is a women" originated from these ancient times.

The world was in balance, perfect harmony. Then they came....hordes and multitudes, pillaging, raping, killing.....upsetting the balance of nature, upon orders from the King.

Christianity was a tool, that enabled those in power to exert full power over the was a means to an end.

Some escaped far into the forests and glens, hiding away all that they could gather to protect a way of life that suddenly vanished as if it never existed

Those that resisted were tracked down like animals and murdered, others who survived, taken as prisoners and forced to worship the new God of Mankind, forsaking the Mother, who had blessed the inhabitants of the earth since the beginning with nourishment, harmony and balance.

They knew this, and placed the Blessed Virgin alongside their God, the Christ, with a story that has been told many times. Isis, Ishtar, many Gods, same story.

The Patriarchs began their wars, killing and raping the land, disassociating the ways of the Mother with life itself.

Ironically, the earth has always been referred to as "Mother Earth", and Man (Patriarchs) have been dead set on it's destruction since they came. Our natural resources and environment are the only proof or evidence needed.

My heart goes out to Angeline Jolie and the others that have sacrificed to offer themselves toward the service of others.

The war against women has escalated....with genital mutilation in Africa, the burning of wives in India, epidemic female infanticide in China, continued Taliban style persecution in Afghanistan, and domestic violence here… the abuse and denigration of women is still world-wide.

It's violence no matter whether it's physical or psychological, and it doesn't matter how it's experienced, the trauma and destruction usually manifests in a feeling of weakness, and lack of self esteem.

Perhaps that is what happened to Mary Winkler, the woman accused of murdering her husband, a Church of Christ pastor...discussed in the previous post. It will be interesting to see how the media treats her. We have seen the Charlotte Vice President of Wachovia, David Crespi, a catholic, disappear into the mist after suffering from stress-related issues that ulimately resulted in the stabbing to death of his five year old twin daughters. Then Mark Minor, who so distraught over a pending separation/divorce from his wife, that he murdered his two children, then turned another gun on himself and took his own life.

I'm curious to see if our patriarchal court system will allow the "Pastors Wife" the same courtesy.....and the media will be so kind as to listen to her story. I'm sure she has one....perhaps I'm wrong and she doesn't....I'd wager on this one!

There is a poisonous venom coursing through the earth, perhaps the Mother is making her presence known, perhaps she is returning, quite pissed off!

Source: Wylde Orchid, the one and only!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Tennessee Wife Kills Pastor Husband

Mary Winkler age 32, held without bond in Selmer, Tennessee had all she could take, or either took all she could get...$$$$$!

She couldn't take another day of criticizing, nagging, or questioning! Matthew Winkler was the pastor of the Church of Christ in Selmer, Tennessee, a small town about 80 miles east of Memphis. The Winklers have three daughters.

She alleged that she knew he kept a 12-gauge pump shotgun in the closet but she did not remember retrieving it.

"The next thing I remember was hearing a loud boom. I remember thinking it wasn't as loud as I thought it would be," according to TBI Agent Brian Booth.

Winkler said the two had argued throughout the evening about several things, including family finances. The problems were "mostly my fault," she said, because she was in charge of keeping the family books.

"He had really been on me lately criticizing me for things - the way I walk, I eat, everything. It was just building up to a point. I was tired of it. I guess I got to a point and snapped," Booth read to the court.

Does that justify her taking a 12-gauge pump shotgun from a closet and blowing her Pastor hubby away? Go Figure....

The majority of murders taking place today are from people who profess to be either "Christians or Catholics". These people either "hear voices" or have been under the direction of a fanatical christian-freak leader that has brainwashed them. Most women have been told they are "Evil" stemming from Christianity's denigration of women down through the ages. Andrea Yates, who drowned her five children, is a good example.

They've been fed this "Male-Macho, I'm the Man, You're the Woman" crap all of their lives, and Christian men are the worst...they actually believe that woman is to blame for all the wickedness and injustice in the world. Their "Bible Tells Them So" (Continued in another post)

Women who have grown up in strict christian homes, with parents steadfast in their views on the roles of women within the church and home are the worst affected. This is comparable to the slutty-hell raising- substance abuse stricken females with clergy fathers. It's called the "Preachers Daughter Syndrome"...everyone has known at least one , I'm sure, and this stigma is partly fact. The child does not live up to the hard-core expectations of the father, and sometimes the saintly "Mother", becomes a co-dependant, acts out anxieties in the social matter what, she's game!

They do this as a dual personality, similar to the attributes of the zodiac sign "Gemini", which expresses duality. On one hand they are the apple of their "Father's" eye", attending church services, putting on the glamour of the demure, christian socialite....for all the congregation to put on a pedestal and view. These children are usually the "role models" for other children in the congregation, or at least, that's how it's suppose to be, according to the "Christians".

On the other hand, a dark side emerges, the rebellion, boozing, brazen, ball anyone and everyone hotty, with a penchant for the "Forbidden" or "Taboo" that would make any father, especially a "Frocked Father" lower his head in shame, guilt and remorse. She finds ways to humiliate and hurt the man who is so loved by his "Flock", pushing every "eccelisiastical button" he the same time, pulling herself into her own hellish abyss.

She seeks out the affection of undesirable men, who introduce her to a lifestyle not befitting of the role she must play before her father's congregation. These men would not be approved of by her parents, if anything, they would be an apparent disgrace.

Whatever the case, Mary Winkler, snapped.....couldn't take another criticism and evidently whatever it was he said to her drove her into such a rage that she couldn't even remember getting the gun out of the closet. Perhaps she suffered from the duality of living a life of pastoral morbidity that had stifled her as a woman, and taken away her self-esteem to the point of madness....

There is no justification for taking the life of another, but it happens, everyday. It's called "Domestic Violence" and it's real. It affects people from all walks of life and now it's affecting "The Christians"

Perhaps, Mary had become the proverbial "Crack Whore"! The Pastor, allegedly criticized about her eating habits, so there you go....was she starving herself because of crack" ? How do "Crack Whore's Eat"? What do they eat? How do they walk? He also didn't like the way she walked?

We may never know, perhaps it will come out in the trial! Maybe, she was just overwhelmed from living the life of a stingy Pastors wife.

Maybe she was possessed by a demon!

Nonetheless, she was a Mother with three precious daughters that have lost their father and their mother.

You are given children as a gift from God, and when you place drugs or alcohol before them, you are allowing evil to take the place of your children. The laws are not strict enough on this, and Childrens Protective Services are inefficient and non-productive.

Laws need to be in place for parents who use dangerous drugs, such as cocaine and heroin. There should not be a second-chance for parents, they should go to Iraq and fight for the Iraqi's freedom and bring our boys home.