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Friday, December 19th 2008

1:00 PM

Jesus Versus Santa

This email came from my good friend, Gazelle Simmons, and I thought it was only fitting to post it here on my blog:
Santa lives at the North Pole.
JESUS is everywhere.

Santa rides in a sleigh
JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water.

Santa comes but once a year
JESUS is an ever present help.

Santa fills your stockings with goodies
JESUS supplies all your needs.

Santa comes down your chimney uninvited
JESUS stands at your door and knocks.. and then enters your heart.

You have to stand in line to see Santa
JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.

Santa lets you sit on his lap
JESUS lets you rest in His arms.

Santa doesn't know your name, all he can say is "Hi little boy or girl, What's your name?"
JESUS knew our name before we did. Not only does He know our name, He knows our address too. He knows our history and future and He even knows how many hairs are on our heads.

Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly
JESUS has a heart full of love.

All Santa can offer is HO HO HO
JESUS offers health, help and hope.

Santa says "You better not cry"
JESUS says "Cast all your cares on me for I care for you.

Santa's little helpers make toys
JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken homes and builds mansions.

Santa may make you chuckle but
JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.

Santa is a myth
But Jesus is the Truth, the Way, and the Life

While Santa puts gifts under your tree
JESUS became our gift and died on the tree.

It's obvious there is really no comparison.
We need to remember WHO Christmas is all about.
We need to put Christ back in Christmas.

Jesus is still the reason for the season.

May the Lord Bless and Watch over you and your loved ones this Christmas 2008.

And may He prosper and bless the work of your hands in the New Year.
Merry Christmas and God bless you!
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Thursday, October 23rd 2008

6:16 PM

Sarah's Big Shopping Adventure

Today on my radio show (1410AM WRJD) the main topic of conversation was….what else?  The $150,000 spent by the Republican National Committee to give Sarah Palin a makeover.  Her makeover included a $50,000 shopping spree at Saks Fifth Avenue and a $75,000 baby boomer diva trip to Neiman Marcus.  According to reports, she also bought her children and husband lavish outfits as well.  She continues to receive an $18,000 clothing allowance per week until the campaign is over.  After that, her hand-me-downs will be donated to charity.

Callers were outraged over this action by the RNC.  They couldn’t understand how Sarah could portray herself as a Hockey Mom.  Don’t they all shop at Wal-Mart and Target they said?  How dare the Republican Party say they are about helping the middle-class and trying to fix the economy when they frivolously throw away that kind of money!

Personally, I don’t see what the fuss is all about.  As I told them, if they didn’t make a contribution to the Republican campaign then they should have no beef.  Let the Republicans spend their money any way they choose.   And if you did make a contribution and it upsets you that much, just ask for a refund.

Needless to say, I wasn’t very popular today.

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Tuesday, October 21st 2008

8:15 AM

Is Anybody Else Sick of Joe the Plumber?

The most famous person in America is not JOE-Mama.  It’s Joe the Plumber.  As soon as presidential hopeful Barack Obama mentioned his name during the last debate, opponent John McCain grabbed hold of it like a pit bull and wouldn’t let up.

Joe the Plumber became the voice for every hard-working “wanna be self-employed” man in America. Initially I was proud of Joe because he represented my home state of Ohio---but then, as all good journalists do, I started looking into his background and what I found now makes me think he was a “plant” for the Republican Party.

First of all, Joe said he was a plumber and would like to buy a plumbing business but was worried about Obama's planned tax increases on small business owners earning more than $250,000.  Well, what Joe failed to mention was that he makes no where near $250,000 and, furthermore, he doesn’t even have a license to do his job.  The county Joe and his employer live in, Lucas County, requires plumbers to have licenses. So what’s up with that Joe?

Another thing, Joe admitted later on that he doesn't have a good plan put together on how he would buy Newell Plumbing and Heating from his boss.  He said he's worked there for six years and that the two have talked about his taking it over at some point.  Just how long is “some point?”  It could be next week or it could be in 10 years.  Surely Obama won’t be in office by then.

"There's a lot I've got to learn," Joe the Plumber told a reporter.

Joe, you said it right.  There’s A LOT you need to learn so here’s my advice:  Meet Joan—The Teacher.  She’s someone who went to school, got a degree (license) and could certainly teach you a thing or two---especially if you’re required to take some kind of test to get your plumber’s license.

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Monday, September 29th 2008

4:47 PM

Woman Suffers Stroke After Sex

Minutes after having sexual intercourse with her boyfriend, a 35-year-old woman suddenly felt her left arm go weak. Her speech became slurred and she lost feeling on the left side of her face.

She was having a stroke. Doctors later concluded the stroke probably was due to several related factors, including birth control pills, a venous blood clot, sexual intercourse and a heart defect.

Doctors at Loyola University Medical Center describe the unusual case in the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease.

Birth control pills slightly increase the risk of blood clots. Doctors believe a small clot formed in one of the veins in her thigh, broke loose and traveled to the right atrium (the heart's upper right pumping chamber). Normally in such cases, the clot will get pumped out of the right atrium and travel to the lungs, where it may harmlessly dissolve.

In this case, there was a hole in a wall of the heart separating the right atrium from the left atrium. Pressure changes in the heart, triggered by sexual intercourse, enabled the clot to travel through the hole from the right atrium to the left atrium. From there, the clot traveled up to the brain. It lodged in a narrow blood vessel, blocking blood flow to an area of the brain that controls movements on the left side of the body, said Dr. Jose Biller, co-author of the report and chairman of the Department of Neurology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

There are no statistics on the number of patients who have experienced strokes during sexual intercourse. While it appears that such strokes are rare in young adults, a few case reports have been reported. A 2004 report in the Archives of Neurology reported on four patients who had strokes during intercourse: a 38-year-old man and three women in their twenties.

***In case you're wondering---she did live***
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Wednesday, September 24th 2008

3:43 PM

The Breast is Best?

PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has sent a letter to the founders of Ben and Jerry's asking them to replace cow's milk with human breast milk in the products.

The 'People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' say using human breast milk would lessen the suffering of dairy cows and their babies on factory farms and benefit human health.

The letter read, in part:  Storchen restaurant (in Switzerland) is set to unveil a menu that includes soups, stews, and sauces made with at least 75 percent breast milk procured from human donors who are paid in exchange for their milk. If Ben and Jerry's replaced the cow's milk in its ice cream with breast milk, your customers-and cows-would reap the benefits.

Using cow's milk for your ice cream is a hazard to your customer's health. Dairy products have been linked to juvenile diabetes, allergies, constipation, obesity, and prostate and ovarian cancer. The late Dr. Benjamin Spock, America's leading authority on child care, spoke out against feeding cow's milk to children, saying it may play a role in anemia, allergies, and juvenile diabetes and in the long term, will set kids up for obesity and heart disease-America's number one cause of death.

The ice cream makers responded saying, they applaud PETA's novel approach, but "a mother's milk is best used for her child."

So would you prefer chocolate or vanilla?

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Tuesday, September 16th 2008

2:26 PM

Rainy Days are Good for Business

When it’s raining cats and dogs—like it was today in my neck of the woods—there are just some things you shouldn’t do:

1)  Don’t waste time:  Rainy days are perfect days to just lounge around and do nothing.  What better time to just stay in bed all day and listen to the rhythm of the falling rain?  But that is certainly counterproductive when you could be doing other things like:

a)  Making business calls

b)  Scouting for new clients

c)  Working on outstanding projects

d)  Clear out and respond to emails

e)  De-clutter your office space

2)  Don’t stop thinking:  Rainy days are a good time to go back to the drawing board and take a look at your business.  You can give thought to better ways to doing some things and even come up with ideas for future projects.

3)  Don’t stop dreaming:  Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.”

4)  Don’t go to the beauty salon:  Who, in their right mind, would spend $50 plus to look like a “Diva”; only to step outside and risk a complete curl collapse? 

I hope it didn’t rain on your parade (or your hair) today.

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Friday, September 12th 2008

8:15 AM

Some of the Coolest Signs

I don't know about you but I'm always interested in the signs I see associated with a church.  A while back I started keeping a list of some of my favorites:

God Answers Knee Mail

Try our Sundays---they are better than Baskin-Robbins

You are not too bad to come in---you are not too good to stay out

Can't Sleep?  Try counting your blessings.

Aspire to Inspire before you Expire

Jesus:  Try Him, You'll like Him!

There are some questions that can't be answered by Google

Wal-Mart isn't the only SAVING place

Have you seen any eye catchers?

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Friday, September 5th 2008

7:08 PM

I'm Tired of Talking Politics but...

Did you know that only 36 of 2,380 delegates seated on the Republican convention floor were black, the fewest since the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies began tracking diversity at political conventions 40 years ago.

Each night, the overwhelmingly white audience watched a series of white politicians step to the lectern — a visual reminder that no black Republican has served as a governor, U.S. senator or U.S. House member in the past six years.

Nationally, two-thirds of Americans are non-Hispanic whites, 12.4 percent are black and 14.8 percent are Hispanic, according to the Census Bureau's 2006 numbers.

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Monday, August 25th 2008

12:15 PM

What is?

BEAUTY PARLOR: A place where women curl up and dye.

CANNIBAL: Someone who is fed up with people.

CHICKENS: The only animals you eat before they are born and after they are
COMMITTEE: A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.
 EGOTIST: Someone who is usually me-deep in conversation.
 HANDKERCHIEF: Cold Storage.
 INFLATION: Cutting money in half without damaging the paper.

 MOSQUITO: An insect that makes you like flies better.
RAISIN: Grape with a sunburn.

TOMORROW: One of the greatest labor saving devices of today.

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Friday, August 22nd 2008

6:19 PM

20 Keys to a Happy Life

1. Compliment 3 people every day
2. Watch a sunrise
3. Be the first to say "HELLO"
4. Live beneath your means
5. Treat everyone, as you want to be treated
6. Never give up on anybody, miracles happen
7. Forget about the Jones'
8. Pray not for things, but for wisdom and courage
9. Be tough minded, but tender hearted
10. Remember someone's name
11. Be kinder than you have to be
12. Don't forget that a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated
13. Keep your promises
14. Learn to show cheerfulness even when you don't feel it
15. Remember that overnight success usually takes 15 years
16. Leave everything better than you found it
17. Remember that winners do what losers don't want to do
18. When you arrive at your job in the morning let the first thing you say brighten someone's day.
19. Don't rain on other people's parade
20. Don't waste an opportunity to tell someone that they are loved
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