Oct 1, 2015

Living In The Moment

You spend all afternoon building something that you know is not going to be there tomorrow.

What's groovy about it is that it forces you to live in the moment. You have to appreciate what you have NOW.

A groovy way to live - every moment.

No one is guaranteed tomorrow.

Sep 30, 2015


Traditions make us feel part of something bigger than ourselves. They are something to look forward to, something to count on, something special.

Birthday traditions often include cake. Well, I have a son who prefers blueberry pie. So, guess what we have on his birthday?

In our family, and my family of origin, we sing happy birthday in three verses, not just one. And we don't care who's listening. ;-)

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday, dear (Name),
Happy birthday to you

We love you we do
We love you we do
We love you, dear (Name),
We love you we do

God's blessings on you
God's blessings on you
God's blessings on you
God's blessings on you

and the birthday girl or boy has to sing back:

I thank you I do
I thank you I do
I thank you, everybody
I thank you, I do

and THEN he/she can blow out the candles.

Sep 26, 2015

Impending Judgment

Do you really believe we can slaughter 56 million babies and God's ok with that?

Do you really think we can redefine marriage, and there is no evil repercussion?

Do you really think that God will apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah?  Me neither.

Lord, please bless those of us who still adore and worship you, who recognize your absolute love of humanity and who set out divine examples of what you intend a marriage to be. Please protect us with Psalm 91 protection as we take refuge under your wings.

The Most Important News is of like mind, that everything we think is normal, in this once-great country, is about to change. And I am sad. I am mourning, like Michael this author. Read what he has to say. He says it so well:

I am mourning for America, because she is dying. I am mourning for a nation that once knew such greatness but that has now fallen to depths that were once unimaginable. I am mourning for the death and destruction that are coming, and I am mourning for a future that our children and our grandchildren will never get to see. I am mourning for a nation that has refused to listen to the warnings and that now stands on the precipice of judgment. I am mourning for games that will never be played, for books that will never be finished, for family vacations that will never get to happen and for memories that will never be made. I am mourning for the economic depression that is coming, for the horror and suffering that friends and family will endure, and for the coming death of the country where I drew my first breath.

To many, these words will seem “over the top” and overly dramatic. After all, despite the thousands of problems facing this nation, things still seem very “normal” at this moment. Well, if you don’t “get” what I am saying right now, just bookmark this page and come back to it later. Eventually it will make sense to you.

Last week, I was invited to be a guest on a major television show that is beamed into the homes of millions of people in the United States and Canada. If you get a chance to view the shows that are being aired this week, you will notice that I wore all black.

I wasn’t just making a fashion statement. I was doing it because I am in mourning for America. Unlike so many that talk about the horrible things that are ahead for this country, I actually love the United States. I truly wish that this nation had become everything that it could have become. I love the part of the country where I currently live, I love the amazing people that I am constantly meeting, and I love the things that I have been able to experience just because I am an American.

Unfortunately, everything is about to change.

There are many out there that believe that America is still a great nation. Well, great nations do not murder tens of millions of their own children. As Dr. Chuck Missler has pointed out, the most dangerous place to be in America today is in a mother’s womb.
Since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, more than 56 million babies have been purposely destroyed in this country.

What does a nation that has murdered 56 million of its own children deserve?
I believe that we have just come out of a season of time when America has been shown exactly why it is about to be judged.

It is no accident that the undercover Planned Parenthood videos were released when they were. Now the entire world knows that we slaughter our babies, harvest their organs and sell them off to the highest bidder.
So what has the response of the American people been to the revelation of this great evil?

Yes, a small minority of Americans have gotten upset, but most people have been completely unmoved by this news.

Our government gives Planned Parenthood hundreds of millions of dollars each year, and that isn’t going to change. Planned Parenthood is just going to keep doing what they do, and the American people are just going to go back to ignoring the unprecedented holocaust that is happening behind closed doors all over the nation.

This past summer we also witnessed what I believe is the perfect bookend for the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision of 1973. The institution of marriage was permanently altered in all 50 states, and most of the nation greatly rejoiced.

The White House was lit up with rainbow colors to honor what the Supreme Court did. The rainbow is a symbol of God’s covenant with Noah, and in the book of Revelation there is a rainbow around the throne of God. They have taken this symbol that belongs to God, and they are using it as a symbol of their defiance.

Continue reading here.

Sep 25, 2015

If or When?

This meme is funny, because it is absurd. Probably no one is going to give you 5 million dollars. They probably won't lend it to you either, because everyone knows, you only lend money to people who don't need it. They're the good credit risks. (Ooops - sorry - banker's daughter coming out there...)

The real problem I see is that people do not expect prosperity, so they joke about it, but never plan for it.

If you're praying for rain, bring an umbrella. If you're praying for prosperity, make some plans what you are going to do with it. If you won the lottery, would you really buy gum? Then what? A display case full of Disney figurines? (I am not a financial adviser, but it is my educated opinion that buying figurines is not a good way to build generational wealth. The rich buy assets, the middle class buys debt, the poor buy stuff.)

I expect prosperity. I know it is coming to me. I have plans. I have some real estate already selected. I'm going to build an aquaponics farm with solar panels, a well, tiny cottages for rental income, and maybe some free range chickens. There will be a two story building with a store downstairs and an apartment upstairs. These are serious plans, not pipe dreams.

Oh sure, Connie, where are YOU gonna get the money for your great empire? Do you hear the mocking emphasis on the word YOU. This is Satan's way of saying that you are not worthy, that the Most High God of the Universe loves everyone else more than you, because you are nobody from no where, and maybe someone else can get rich, but not YOU.

Do you hear that endless, critical loop? Ignore it. God is no respecter of persons. He uses cracked pots. He uses the weak and foolish things to shame the wise.

There will come a day, when I can walk into any car dealership I want, and pick out any car I want, and not even look at the price tag. There will come a day, when I can walk into any grocery store I want (Publix, Whole Foods, Fresh Market), put any food I want in my buggy, and not even look at the price tag. There will come a day, when I can walk into any clothing store I want (Kasper Suits!!!!) pick out any clothes I want, and not even look at the price tag.

Go ahead and laugh. You'll be posting wishful memes on the internet, and I'll be feeding my fish and chickens.

I'm praying for rain, and bringing my umbrella.

Sep 7, 2015

The Middle Class

Unions built the middle class. Before unions, there were the business owners at the top, and the workers at the bottom. There was also child labor, dangerous working conditions, 7-day work weeks, slave wages.

Yes, there is plenty of power grabbing, greed, and maybe even extortion in many unions, and I'm sorry. That doesn't mean that all union activity is always bad.

Someone tell Walmart. Someone tell the Post Office.

If all owners/managers were always good, there would be no need for unions. Because of the human condition, all owners & managers do not treat their employees charitably.

Unions are a physical response to a spiritual problem. We can't change their heart, but maybe we can legislate or negotiate a contract whereby we are to be treated humanely. A sad substitute, but until the Prince of Peace Himself intervenes, we can only fight with the weapons we have.

Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus!

Sep 3, 2015

When Beloved Toys Wear Out

The babies in the nursery loved this toy so much, it wore out. "Mrs. Connie, why doesn't the chicken stay down?" "It's just too tired, Darling."

I'm thinking of putting some ornaments on the church's angel tree at Christmas time. Surely someone has a 1984 vintage Pop Up Pets toy that their child has outgrown!

How about a Magna Doodle? Preschoolers can draw without hurting anyone or anything. It's a great toy. Ours, sadly, is worn out.

I hate to ask for toys, when there are plenty, but the well loved ones wear out after a while, and others are just ignored. It occurs to me that if the toy industry really wanted to know what toddlers like to play with, they'd ask me. I've been there since 2006, and some of the toys the kids love were ten years old when I got there!

I'm going to clean out the nursery and donate the toys that no one seems to love or play with. They deserve a better home.

If we get more toys at Christmas, fine. If not, fine. As I said before, it's just stuff. I can sing and we can have a dance party if all we have is an empty room.

Genesis 45:20: That's how I roll.

Sep 2, 2015


Notwithstanding the spin that news agencies like to put on all things of God, His Holiness *did* grant all priests ability or permission to forgive the sin of abortion.

All priests have the ability to forgive all sins in confession, but excommunication required an extra layer of restoration. That extra layer, which many if not all priests in the US have already had, has been granted to all priests.

Church teaching on the sanctity of human life has not changed.