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Greetings to everyone in western Illinois,
The weatherman is call'n for better weather this week with the forecast that it will melt some snow.
It really hasn't been too awful bad thus far, in comparison to the, "Good ole Days".
In those days we really weren't equipped to handle snow, like we can these days.
Our clothes today are better designed to handle the cold, if'n you can convince anyone to wear them. A few meet'ns were called off by those more than willing to allow the weatherman's sensationalizations to scare them into temporarily cancel their routines.
A few trains got stranded by the snow, as I hear they bottomed out. But, they eventually made it, no worse for the wear.
Good news on "ole Cornelius". His bird excursion almost had him committed to the dog house, with his two bird dogs. Well, in this weather it seemed to Cornelius the prudent thing to do was to systematically conduct a serious search for the little tweeky before Mrs. Farkwad had a stroke, or any company came over.
After much due diligence the frightened little feathered creature was discovered comfortably under the "master's" chair, feasting on popcorn droppings. Mrs. Farkwad searched that new carpet thoroughly and completely. Not having found any, "bird business" anywhere's in the house-Cornelius was reluctantly forgiven. However, his penitence is having to sweep the carpet for the rest of the winter.
My guess is after one week of Cornelius's house cleaning-in his manly way-and the Mrs. will willingly reassume the task before her women folk discover how inefficient men folk are at house cleaning-especially runn'in a sweeper.
I read where Brit Hume is being criticized by the secular left-and some self-described Christians-for suggesting on Fox News that the solution to Tiger Wood's problems is a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Humes said, "My message to Tiger would be: Tiger, turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world".
The secular left seems not to know that Christians feel compelled to share their faith out of gratefulness for Jesus dying in their place on a cross and offering a new life to those who repent and receive him as Savior.
Speak ill of the Prophet Muhammad and you'll risk a fatwa and crazies threatening your life. People use the name of Jesus Christ everyday spoken as a curse. Jesus Christ may be the last "religious" person one can crucify without penalty, at least while alive and on this earth.
Jesus of Nazareth predicted the hostile action to people who spoke well of him.
He said, "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember the words I spoke to you: "No servant is greater than his master'. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me".
I guess Tom Sholes, a TV critic for the Washington Post, the editorial folk at the New York Times, Michael Sweet of a local paper, and the secular left might do well to examine Brit Humes advice carefully.
Along those lines, "Bert Masterson" is quoted as having stated, "Someone has tabulated that we have 35 million laws on the books to enforce the ten commandments."
Consider this, that on this very day about 6,700 Americans will die. About 1900 of the Americans who die today will be less than 65 and 140 will be children.
Roughly, 50 Americans will be murdered today, including several killed by their spouses or boy/girl friends, and several children will die from abuse and neglect.
About 85 Americans will commit suicide, and another 120 will die in traffic accidents, today.
Tomorrow and the next day and on and on the daily statistic will hold true and anyone of America's 310 million population could be part of one of those statistics. But everyone assumes, "it to be he who is dead and not I. My turn is a long ways off."
Maybe so, and maybe not. But all things considered, it might be well to dwell on Brit Humes comments for a spell.
Snipp, Snapp, Snute
Her er eventyret ute!
Keep on Smile'n
Catch ya Later