across the nation

Tens of thousands of people (maybe more) turned out today for what
has been called Chick-fil-a appreciation day. People showing their
support for freedom of speech, freedom of religion and opposition to
political pressure to boycott a company because it’s ownership and
leadership believes in marrige betweeen a man and a woman.

Personally, I don’t believe government should be sticking their noses in
this business or any other businesses business. If people are so butt
hurt about Chick-fil-a’s stance on gay marrige then they don’t have to
give them their business, plain and simple. Why does the left urge the
public how to think so much through political pressure? I believe it is
because if left up to the public to make up their own minds, the left
would lose the battle 95% of the time. So to avoid having to wake up
and smell the chicken, PAC’s shout at the top of their collective lungs
to move polititicians in their direction. I just don’t understand why so
many people that do have a belief on a subject are so easily bent into
an opinion that is not their own.

Well, today showed us that there are more strong mided people out
their than the left thought, at least on this topic. I wonder if the gay
marrige movement can organize an appreciation day for some fast
food eatery and show us if it will get the support that Chick-fil-a got
for standing up for the institution of man-woman marrige. I hope that
Der Wienerschnitzel doesn’t take the bait even though I’m sure it would
be good for business!

Incidentally Dan Cathy reported earlier today this little tidbit..

go figure! (laughing out loud)



Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after
she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and
talking about how much she missed Abbey..

She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when
Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her
that I thought we could so she dictated these words:

“Dear God,

Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and
is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that
you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.
I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and
to swim. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her
You will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.



We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and
Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return
address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the
front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of
stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven.
That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post
office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the l
etter yet. I told her that I thought He had.

Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our
front porch addressed, ‘To Meredith’ in an unfamiliar hand.
Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called,
‘When a Pet Dies..’ Taped to the inside front cover was the
letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the
opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this

“Dear Meredith,

Abbey arrived safely in heaven.

Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right

Abbey isn’t sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it
stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog.. Since we
don’t need our bodies in heaven, I don’t have any pockets to
keep your picture in, so I am sending it back to you in this little
book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey

Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for
helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful
mother you have. I picked her especially for you.. I send my
blessings every day and remember that I love you very much.
By the way, I’m easy to find, I am wherever there is love.



Thanks Angie,


county trying to stop home bible studies

Can this be true? Is this really happening in the United States?
Will the county of San Diego make home bible study groups
illegal within the county limits without a permit? That’s what
appears to be happening.

What are the implications here? Forget about the regular
tupperware parties and weekly poker nights, but banning
personal worship of God in regular groups at private homes?
Do any of you think that a conservative is behind this
Jack Boot tactic? Sounds kind of like a socialist stand on public
or private assembly to me not to mention the absolute theft
of individual liberties. I’d really like to know if Muslims and
their Islamo faith are included in this ban. What about
Christmas Caroling?

If this isn’t a joke, then I’ll ask: What’s next? Do any of you care?


Johan’s ark

Johan Huibers of Schagen, Netherlands has built a life size
replica of Noah’s ark. Remarkable! I read that Johan did build
it himself using modern tools with construction beginning in
Johan admitted that he did have occasional help from his son
Roy, but that’s it. What is mind blowing is after seeing the
incredible size of this boat it is still smaller than Noah’s ark by
1/2 the length and 1/3 the width of the Biblical dimensions. It is
built to scale however. Basically, Noah’s ark had the same
capacity as more than 500 train boxcars boasting 1.5million cubic
feet of space.

The article:

Working Replica of Noah’s Ark Opened In SCHAGEN, Netherlands .
The massive central door in the side of Noah’s Ark was opened the
first crowd of curious townsfolk to behold the wonder. Of course,
it’s only a replica of the biblical Ark , built by Dutch

Creationist Johan Huibers as a testament to his faith in the literal
truth of the Bible. The ark is 150 cubits long, 30 cubits high and
20 cubits wide. That’s two-thirds the length of a football field and as
high as a three-story house. Life-size models of giraffes, elephants,
lions, crocodiles, zebras, bison and other animals greet visitors as
they arrive in the main hold. A contractor by trade, Huibers built
the ark of cedar and pine. Biblical Scholars debate exactly what the
wood used by Noah would have been.

Huibers did the work mostly with his own hands, using modern tools
and with occasional help from his son Roy. Construction began in May
2005. On the uncovered top deck – not quite ready in time for the
opening – will come a petting zoo, with baby lambs and chickens, and
goats, and one camel.

Visitors on the first day were stunned. ‘It’s past comprehension’, said
Mary Louise Starosciak, who happened to be bicycling by with her
husband while on vacation when they saw the ark looming over the
local landscape.

‘I knew the story of Noah, but I had no idea the boat would have been
so big. There is enough space near the keel for a 50-seat film theater
where kids can watch a video that tells the story of Noah and his ark.
Huibers, a Christian man, said he hopes the project will renew interest
in Christianity in the Netherlands, where church going has fallen
dramatically in the past 50 years.

Check out the web page with several pictures.


Don’t kick this ball

Take some soccer balls marked with flags of various
countries, some good intentions and a publicity
campaign aimed at winning hearts and minds of Afghan
children in an area of southeastern Afghanistan and
mix them all together. Sounds alright eh? WRONG!

The idea of kicking something bearing the names
Allah and the prophet Mohammed is considered
deeply offensive to Muslims.


Just what the hell isn’t offensive to Muslims? File this
one under no good deed goes unpunished and call it a
day as the article states.

Here is the ever growing list: