Sunday, February 28, 2010

God's Grace

There once was a man named George Thomas, pastor in a small New England town. One Easter Sunday morning he came to the Church carrying a rusty, bent, old bird cage, and set it by the pulpit.

Eyebrows were raised and, as if in response, Pastor Thomas began to speak...

"I was walking through town yesterday when I saw a young boy coming toward me swinging this bird cage. On the bottom of the cage were three little wild birds, shivering with cold and fright.

I stopped the lad and asked, "What you got there, son?" "Just some old birds," came the reply.

"What are you gonna do with them?" I asked.

"Take 'em home and have fun with 'em," he answered. "I'm gonna tease 'em and pull out their feathers to make 'em fight. I'm gonna have a real good time."

"But you'll get tired of those birds sooner or later. What will you do?"

"Oh, I got some cats," said the little boy. "They like birds. I'll take 'em to them."

The pastor was silent for a moment. "How much do you want for those birds, son?"

"Huh?? !!! Why, you don't want them birds, mister. They're just plain old field birds. They don't sing... They ain't even pretty!"

"How much?" the pastor asked again.

The boy sized up the pastor as if he were crazy and said, "$10?"

The pastor reached in his pocket and took out a ten dollar bill. He placed it in the boy's hand. In a flash, the boy was gone. The pastor picked up the cage and gently carried it to the end of the alley where there was a tree and a grassy spot. Setting the cage down, he opened the door, and by softly tapping the bars persuaded the birds out, setting them free. Well, that explained the empty bird cage on the pulpit, and then the pastor began to tell this story:

One day Satan and Jesus were having a conversation. Satan had just come from the Garden of Eden, and he was gloating and boasting. "Yes, sir, I just caught the world full of people down there. Set me a trap, used bait I knew they couldn't resist. Got 'em all!"

"What are you going to do with them?" Jesus asked.

Satan replied, "Oh, I'm gonna have fun! I'm gonna teach them how to marry and divorce each other, how to hate and abuse each other, how to drink and smoke and curse. I'm gonna teach them how to invent guns and bombs and kill each other. I'm really gonna have fun!"

"And what will you do when you get done with them?" Jesus asked.

"Oh, I'll kill 'em," Satan glared proudly.

"How much do you want for them?" Jesus asked. "Oh, you don't want those people. They ain't no good. Why, you'll take them and they'll just hate you. They'll spit on you, curse you and kill you. You don't want those people!!"
"How much? He asked again.

Satan looked at Jesus and sneered, "All your blood, tears and your life."
Jesus said, "DONE!" Then He paid the price.
The pastor picked up the cage he opened the door and he walked from the pulpit.

Isn't it funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to pot? Isn't it funny how someone can say "I believe in God" but still follow Satan (who, by the way, also "believes" in God). Isn't it funny how you can send a thousand jokes through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing? Isn't it funny how when you go to forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it to them? Isn't it funny how you can be more worried about what other people think of you than what God thinks of you?

I pray for everyone who sends this to their entire address book, that God will bless them in a way special for them.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Acts 10:38-41 KJV

38How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

39And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree:

40Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly;

41Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Kenmore & Frigidaire front load washing machines: Exposed!

I am posting the following from a friend of mine who works in the field of washers and dryers, stoves and refrigerators, along with furnaces and air conditioners.
This is very enlightening.....

I had a customer with a "no spin" situation. Went out and pulled the tech spec sheet. Entered testing and diagnostic mode, Read a code 43. According to the spec sheet this indicates a bad control board. Bought a board and put it in. Still didn't work. Pulled the same code. I went back to my office and did some research and found out that the problem is not the board but it is the door latch assembly and that Kenmore has a glitch in their system that they are trying to "cover up".

Furthermore, Kenmore control boards are made by Electrolux, which is the parent company of "Frigidaire" , which uses the very same control board.

Spoke to the engineering departments and public relation departments of "both" companies. Ended up having to tell this story over 20 times to over 20 different people!

They will not refund my money on the board. They will not publish a recall or a notice bulletin. They make more money by selling a board "and" a latch assembly than they do just selling the latch assembly alone! This is the second time in 2 weeks I have dealt with this issue. The first one was a Frigidaire!

There are people buying 2 or 3 boards before finding out about the actual problem. Because they are electronic parts, once they have been installed, they cannot be taken back. At $165 to $195 a pop, Kenmore and Frigidaire are making a fortune on this!

Also, ....I am finding that it is happening on machines averaging 2 to 3 years of age, which means the door latch assembly was intentionally designed to outlast the warranty, yet more than 3 years!

It has now become my suspicion that this was an "executive decision!"

Therefore, I hereby proclaim to all of my good customers out there: "Do not buy Kenmore or Frigidaire front load washers." I will not be selling them in the field anymore, and I am now telling "everybody" to stay away from "both" of them! This is a very devious and unethical practice being perpetrated by "both" of these companies! And, it really makes me angry, .....'cause, ....(lol)... ....not only was I recommending them to my customers, but, ....I just bought one for "my" own home" as well!

It is my hope that by boycotting them, ......they will lose enough customers to "force" them to "address this issue!" As a veteran in the field, I am "very" disappointed in the public relations and engineering departments of "both" of these companies and I will now be plastering this statement across the entire net!

I've never been a big fan of Maytag or Amana either, this doesn't leave us with very many options on buying (so called) "American made" front load washing machines. So, .....buyer Beware!

Please "forward" this statement!

(grin) LG looking pretty good right now.

(signed) RoboJoe Industries