Well, I just have to post one more video of Jeanne Robertson. And I have to be honest: I had never heard of a Pashmina until I saw this video. I thought everybody where I come from just wore shawls. But, then, lo and behold, when I told my sister about this video, I discovered that she knew all about pashminas — and even had one. Maybe I should explain that I’m not exactly a hermit, but I do tend to keep to myself a lot …… 🙂
Rarely have I laughed so hard as when I’ve listened to Jeanne Robertson. And knowing that all of her stories are true makes them even more funny. After all, life really is funny a lot of the time, and as long as we are willing to ‘let our hair down’ enough to laugh out loud at those experiences, we can glean the healing and health available to us in that laughter.
This is one of my favorite Don Knotts scenes from the Andy Griffith Show. I’ve loved this show since I was a kid, and I have more than 200 episodes in my own collection. I just watched this segment again today, and I’ll bet you a month’s salary that you can’t watch it all the way through without laughing out loud.
Of course, I should add that since I’m a freelance writer, my salary isn’t always the same every month. Sometimes it’s a lot, and sometimes its zero. So don’t waste your time trying to win the bet. It isn’t worth it. Just go ahead and laugh out loud. 🙂
A ROD, A SERPENT, AND A MIRACLE-WORKING GOD:
Physical Healing From a Spirit God
When there’s no textbook on love, romance can be a little tricky. But God, who’s the original Author of romance, has all the answers in His own book. And Professor Ephraim Kent is about to get an education with a higher degree than he’s ever earned before.
Purchase your own copy in paperback or digital:
Let me get this straight: All of you folks out there who support New York’s newest abortion law — You’re saying you believe that it is perfectly okay for medical personnel to kill a healthy baby just one day prior to its being born by normal delivery on its normal due date. And as you see it, no one should be considered guilty of murder.
Where is your brain??????
Due to a comment by an individual who was troubled by this post, I’ve added the following information by way of showing a bigger picture of the situation:
I realize the terminology in the bill refers to a mother’s life or health being at risk. I also know that the same terminology was used when abortions were first legalized, but we didn’t stick with that criteria. We slipped very easily and quickly into allowing the abortions for any reason at all, and the same human frailty that caused us to do so then is still at work now.
Moreover, for generations, we have had a relatively safe and life-saving way of taking care of late-term pregnancies when they threatened a mother’s health or life. It’s called a Cesarean section surgical procedure. In almost every case, it has been successfully used to save both the mother and the baby. We didn’t deliberately kill the baby. We at least tried to save it. So this bill isn’t about saving a woman’s life; it’s about getting rid of unwanted children.
CHRISTMAS IS COMING!!!
LET’S PAINT US SOME CHRISTMAS CARDS!!!
To participate in “Share Your World,” visit Cee’s website for the details.
Question # 1: Complete this sentence: I’m looking forward to….
Question # 2: What is your favorite comfort snack food?
Chocolate chip cookies
Question # 3: What was one of your first moneymaking jobs (other than babysitting or newspaper delivery)?
Working in an ice cream stand
Question # 4: What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?
As a writer and a creative writing teacher, I am constantly on the alert for really good advice on writing of any kind. I don’t want to hear cliches and worn-out rules that don’t really get to the meat of how to write better. So when I come across fellow creators who are truly genuine and transparent about their craft and how they use their gifts for that craft, I stop and listen, and, inevitably, I’m inspired. I had that experience this week when I watched an interview with author/teacher Marion Roach Smith. I’ve included the link to that video here in case some of my readers who are also writers might like to check it out.
Well, this week I’m sharing a lot more than a smile. I’m sure no one can watch this video without smiling, but I have to tell you that I laughed out loud — several times. These delightful birds had so much fun in this fountain. Several of them got completely carried away shoving their heads down into the bubbling font where the water was flowing in. And then they just threw the water all over themselves. In a couple segments of the tape, one of the birds keeps stepping on another whose just below him in an effort to get higher up on the fountain itself. If you want an hour of rest, refreshment, and just plain fun, watch this. Or just watch part of it. You’ll be glad you did.
Visit Trent’s Blog to learn how to take part in “Weekly Smile.”
Okay, all you folks out there who — like me — want to read a “real” book instead of a digital device, I have good news. The wait is over. Amazon now has my newest inspirational novel, SLATE, in paperback. I do a lot of reading online for hours every day. But when I want to relax and forget the whole rest of the world, I like to curl up in a comfortable place and hold an honest-to-goodness “book” in my hands while I read. Most all of my books come out in paperback and digital both, but until this past year, the paperbacks were not available on Amazon. Now all of them will be available there very soon.
If you didn’t see my promo for SLATE (the e-book) several months ago, you probably want to know what the book’s about. So I’ll give you a short trailer here to whet your appetite. Then you can find the book in paperback at this link. And don’t forget: if you do read it and like it, please leave me a review on the Amazon page. And if you don’t like it — just don’t say anything, okay? Thank you.
This video is part of an article by Joe Carter: “9 Things You Should Know About Auschwitz and Nazi Extermination Camps.”
A powerful and much needed article. But there’s something else we need to be reminded of. What they do not tell in this piece is that when Hitler began his take-over of the German people (In preparation for the carrying out of these horrible plans) almost every segment of society, including churches and religious leaders supported him. He convinced them — with his charismatic, persuasive verbage — that all the people would be much better off if he had more control of the government — and he gradually took over more and more of the daily life of the whole society, couching everything he did in “politically correct” language so that all the main components of society would follow and support him. When they finally woke up to what he was really doing, it was too late to stop him. Any of this sound familiar to anyone anywhere in the present-day world????
I “borrowed” this video link from Gerry at
I’m sending it out to all of my terrific blogging friends. Thank you for adding so much to my life by becoming part of my cyberspace family. Gerry and I were just discussing the other day the fact that we wouldn’t want to have to deal with communication the way it used to be — without the Internet and all it’s blessings — which include all of YOU!