Monday, December 30, 2013


I have no idea if Teddy actually said the attributed statement above, but I like it.
Long view, peoples.
I was going to grumble about a thing or two, but this is better.
Unless there is some catastrophic event which would demand the suspension of our laws, we will be
finished with this President in just a few years.
His 'signature legislation', that which he cherished so much, can be dismantled and tossed away if the People
decide to free themselves of it.
Don't know if that will happen.
But I know this-whatever happens, whoever 'wins' in the next decade or two, we will continue to foul things up. We're human. That's our schtick.
When Christ returns and judges the entire world, all of EVERYTHING that you know will change.
That Christ hasn't returned YET is good news for you, that Salvation is still an option.
The world will continue in chaos until Christ returns.
Until that day, we are wheat and tares, sinners and Saved growing together. We live in the same world, though we Christians are no longer residents here.
Listen to someone who knows-seek Christ while He may be found. I'd love to see you in Heaven.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Better Best Perfec

15Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 
16For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. 
17The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.

1 John 2:15-17

If you cannot tell from my stylings verbata, I am left handed. Crummy handwriting is part of the package; I marked up my first Bible after becoming a Christian, but no longer do so.
Listening to a study by Dr Jeremiah this morning, he referenced 1 John chapter 2.
I still have and sometimes use that first Bible-I keep it in the kitchen to read while eating.
Back on this date, December 27, 1981 I circled the above passage and marked the date.
It obviously made a mark on me.
32 years have passed, and I am still here, still struggling with the same stuff, but it is different now:
then I was a child, a newborn in Christ, with just a little bit of wisdom and learning.
The intervening years have been my teachers in both the things of God and the things of the world.
I have learned to trust God more and to put no faith in everything else.
Lustful flesh, lustful eyes, boastful pride. Every evil in the world springs from these roots.
We Christians struggle and suffer in this unfriendly world which hates God and His Children.
But God's Grace is sufficient for each and all of us to bring us through this wicked world and into His rest.
May God by His Grace give you the faith to believe.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Be Jubilant My Feet

I know, I know-this isn't a Christmas post. Christmas has been covered, believe you I.
This isn't really a year end summation post either. But.
But it is something close to my heart.
The crazier the world gets, the closer to God I feel.
With the daily uproar of whatever roars up...more Peace? Absolutely Yes!
God is working His plan for this creation PERFECTLY.
The more things fall apart, the more they seem to fall into place concerning
what the Bible tells us will be the situ right before Christ returns.
The return of Christ will make all things right that now are
terribly wrong.
May God Grant you Peace with Him.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Angel Parable

The demon looked up from where it stood next to the body lying in the snow. It was that angel again, flying on its usual path.
The demon looked down at the barely breathing body, then up, calling to the angel:
“You remember me. We were created together, and before my fall, my horrible error, we used to fly together.”
The angel looked down, seeing the demon as it was and the body of the man a small flame, like tinder
on a low bush.
“This man I have tormented since he was a little boy. I have done my work well, convincing him that he shares my fate, that there is no Salvation for him.”
“But tell me, angel, will God have mercy on this man? Look at him crying, drunk in a snow bank, unable to rise, but fearing the cold is making that snow his grave.”

The angel was silent. The demon continued.
“His house is near. It’s right there! He could live IF he could find courage, reason, but he sees futility in life, and doesn’t feel deserving of anything but death. I have done my work well.”
“But will God save? Are you His Messenger, come to put Faith in a weak, dying vessel?”

The angel spoke.
“We both know, demon, that God will have mercy on whom He will. Look down at the clay-the fire has gone out, and there is no Salvation for this man.”The demon shook his head.
“Done. On to my next assignment. I hate my job, my existence, and I hate knowing what awaits me.”

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Shock! Amazement! Unprecedented in the annals of all of human history!
Two years ago I had made a mistake on my taxes, which I fixed pronto.
The IRS had not noticed my fix, my amended return and the money I'd sent when I
discovered my mistake. They started sending me letters demanding I pay more.
And...Now ...This!!!
Today I get a letter from the IRS telling me that they were in error, and that they apologise
for their mistake.

Monday, December 16, 2013

God's Affordable Care Act

28Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 
29Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 
30For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

God offers Salvation to all. He heals us from the most despicable illness known: Sin. 
He makes it possible for those who are weary and carrying heavy burdens to lay down those burdens and enter in His rest not just for a night or a season, but for all Eternity.  
Why would God care?
You know the answer given in the Bible: "For God so loved..."
There you go.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

You Know Who You Are

Imitation is the most insincere form of mockery.
If you are not connected to Jesus Christ,
if He is not Lord of your life,
why would you celebrate Christmas?
Who is He to you?
Forget about some priest mumbling words over a baby-you know in your heart whether or not Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior.
If the answer is "NO"...why Christmas?
He is your enemy. He is sending you to hell.
That would be like Christians celebrating the existence of satan. 
If Christmas is a cultural thing only, simply tradition and Christ is not Lord to you,
your tradition is the insincere mockery of what life IS for us who belong to Him.
We celebrate our Savior all of our lives.
We acknowledge Him as Lord seven days a week, not one day a year.
I realize that this post sounds harsh.
The harsh reality is that all are doomed until they are brought face to face with the fact that they NEED a Savior. 
That's how it was for me, that is how it is.
Seek the Lord while He may be found.

Also posted on Finer Dry Wit

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Saturday, December 07, 2013


In our accumulation of days and years it is inevitable that events pass from memory.
Eventually "Pearl Harbor" may become disassociated from the date of the attack, December 7th, 1941.
But we remember, though two generations from now that event may be as distant as Gettysburg is for us.
My mother passed away December 7th, 2010. We who remember her will someday also be just a name,
a memory. And then forgotten.
But this isn't a maudlin post. We all have loss in our lives, whether it is from a major attack during war or the passing of someone we love. But there is more.
See the third picture above? That is a new morning, picture taken today somewhere in the world.
Someone thought it was so beautiful that they wanted to share it with everyone. We might not remember it tomorrow, but while it is here in front of us today, we appreciate the beauty. Sufficient unto the day is the beauty thereof.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Double Duty Rewind From 2010

I sometimes have fun on the intrawebs, and today I was directed to Archive dot org, the Internet Wayback Machine at which I looked up some old FDW posts. I am no prophet, and have proven so by being wrong about the past few elections, but when I saw these two posts, I laughed and decided to mash them together.
From June 21, 2010:

                                             You Waltz In Here...

     “Your waltz in here
     With a handful of gimme
     A mouthful of multiplies
     I go home feeling empty
     From all your signifies”

     Fred Neil-”Handful of Gimmie”
     “Bleecker and MacDougal”-1965

     What a beautiful day! Even in the most grim, we can grin.
     I love the contraction Fred used in the third line of his song:
     “multiple lies=multiplies”-concise.
     So yes, I am suggesting that President Obama has a handful of gimmie-in that he has
     constantly declared  that he needs MORE power, MORE control in order to achieve his goals.
     Not our goals-a stable economy, a secure border, Peace-
     HIS goals-more more more of the world as he imagines it, less less less of the one we grew up   in.
     I think he’s beginning to believe his own press, which is dangerous.
     Once upon a time there was another “Community Organizer” who wanted to re-set the world as he saw fit.
     Unlike Obame, he was laughed at until he made a power grab which landed him in prison.
     Very much like Obama, he wrote his autobiography at an early age, but from his jail cell.
     But enough about Adolph Hitler.
    Here would be a good rule of thumb for President Obama to adopt:
    He should refuse/withdraw his hand from any additional Presidential power which he

   would not like to see wielded by a Republican President.
    Remember the Golden rule-”Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

   Meaning that if President Obama wants to be a good President, he should treat others 
   as he wants to be treated.
   Too simple?

    Right now he expends political capital making enemies of any and all who do not agree with his  agenda.
    Who refuses to budge an inch? Megalomaniacs and egotists who do not respect anyone but themselves.
    And drunks. I just remembered a beauty-
    Back when I was working maintenance for a ski resort, my duties included security.
    One January 1st, the  day after you know what, I’d been herding sheepish drunks all night, working a 15   hour shift.
     Ten in the morning, I’m driving down the road to our woodlot, and I find a young couple
     trudging along, heading nowhere.
     Guess what? I was cursed and called a liar because the guy KNEW where he was going,
     and he wasn’t  going to listen to ANYONE!
     If he had been alone, he might still be on that trail, but his lady friend look tired and about
     ready to keel over. It took both her and I arguing with the great scout to convince him to
     get into the truck-I took them back to their resort, and though she thanked me,
     he had nothing good to say.
     Going the wrong way down a dead end road…
     Won’t listen to anyone…
     Cursing those who disagree with him…
     But enough about Barack Obama.

Aaaaaannnnddddd...the next day, June 22nd:

      Other Wit...Other Wise

     Democrat 23rd Psalm 1950

     The Government is my shepherd
     I need not work
     it alloweth me to lie down on good jobs.
     It leadeth me beside still factories
    It destroyeth mine inititave.
    It leadeth me in paths of a parasite for politic's sake.
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of laziness and deficent spending
    I fear no evil.
   The Government is with me-
    Its Doles and Vote-getters
   They comfort me.
   It prepareth an economic utopia for me by 
   Appropriating the earnings of my grandchildren.
   It filleth my head with false security.
   My efficiency runneth over.
   Surely the Government shall care for me all the days of my life
   And I shall dwell in a fool's paradise forever.

    Old Abe

    Now, that was fun! I corrected the spelling, but that is basically what I found written on an old letter
    sent to my grandfather-'Old Abe' was a friend of his named Dan Kile.
    His tag line at the end of each of his letters:
    "If you want to go through Life completely misunderstood, say exactly what you mean."
So you see, 63 years ago the Democrats were already recognized  for their political stinkerisms. Have a nice day today, December 6, 2013. May God save us from All political parties!