Thursday, September 30, 2010

Chicken Wire Art

Chicken wire is used to make fences, papier mache objects, building stucco walls, creating shapes for bushes and hedges and art.
But this British-born artist Ivan Lovatt found another use for it. He makes sculptures out of it. It takes talent and a big imagination to do this.
He sells his art for $9,000 to $18,000.

Footprints improved

This new version of the 'footprints' story really caught me off-guard at the end....
What a blessing.

Just Read It!

FOOTPRINTS...A New Version

Imagine you and the Lord Jesus are walking down the road together. For much of the way, the Lord's footprints go along steadily, consistently, rarely varying the pace.

But your footprints are a disorganized stream of zigzags, starts, stops, turnarounds, circles, departures, and returns.

For much of the way, it seems to go like this, but gradually your footprints come more in line with the Lord's, soon paralleling, His consistently...

You and Jesus are walking as true friends!

This seems perfect, but then an interesting thing happens: Your footprints that once etched the sand next to Jesus' are now walking precisely in His steps.

Inside His larger footprints are your smaller ones, you and Jesus are becoming one..

This goes on for many miles, but gradually you notice another change. The footprints inside the large footprints seem to grow larger.

Eventually they disappear altogether. There is only one set of footprints.. They have become one.

This goes on for a long time, but suddenly the second set of footprints is back. This time it seems even worse! Zigzags all over the place. Stops. Starts. Gashes in the sand. A variable mess of prints.

You are amazed and shocked. Your dream ends. Now you pray:
'Lord, I understand the first scene, with zigzags and fits. I was a new Christian; I was just learning. But You walked on through the storm and helped me learn to walk with You.'

'That is correct.'

'And when the smaller footprints were inside of Yours, I was actually learning to walk in Your steps, following You very closely..'

'Very good.. You have understood everything so far..' When the smaller footprints grew and filled in Yours, I suppose that I was becoming like You in every way.'


'So, Lord, was there a regression or something ? The footprints separated, and this time it was worse than at first.'

There is a pause as the Lord answers, with a smile in His voice.

'You didn't know? It was then that we danced!'

To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: A time to weep, a time to laugh, a time to mourn, and a time to dance. Ecclesiastes 3:1-4

Funny how you can send a thousand 'jokes' through-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny isn't it? Are you laughing? Are you thinking? Spread the Word and give thanks to the Lord for He is good!

Funny isn't it, when you go to forward this message, how many on your list are not receiving it because you're not sure they believe?


It's not WHAT you have in your life, but Who you have in your life that counts..
Think about that.

I asked GOD for a flower, He gave me a garden. I asked for a tree, He gave me a forest. I asked for a river, He gave me an ocean. I asked for a friend, He gave me 'YOU.'

Send this to whomever you think of as a friend...
I did .

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Crockpot recipes galore

I was looking for some new crockpot recipes to add to the ones I already have and I came across this site that lists more than I could ever imagine. So I just had to pass them on. I know the winter months will be upon us quicker than we want and I for one like to do a lot of crockpot cooking in the winter. I love to smell the food smells in the air and Larry loves it when he comes home to the smell of something cooking. He tries to guess what it is before he lifts the lid. Sometimes he's right and sometimes he's not.
To me it just makes a home feel more like HOME.
Plus when you make something in the crockpot you always know you have extra for leftovers. And everyone knows leftovers are the best. You have meals for the rest of the week or you can freeze them for later. Great if you are doing the Once A Month Cooking.

Social Security

For the first time in history, the Democratic Congress will not allow an increase in the social
security COLA (cost of living adjustment).

In fact, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation predicts there may not be any COLA for the next three years.

However, the per person monthly Medicare insurance premium will be increased from the 2009 premium
of $96.40 to $104.20 in 2010 and to $120.20 for the year 2011.

Congress also gave themselves a $3,000.00 a month Cost of Living Adjustment!!!!!

Forward this to all seniors and almost seniors that you know, to remind them not to vote for the incumbent senators and congressmen in the 2010 and the 2012 elections.

Turn your car into the world’s smallest motorhome

This would be fine if you were to go camping for a few weeks or so but I am not to sure I could use it for a long period of time. But then again I am sure there are some out there that this would do just the trick for.
You have got to go check this out. It comes from Sweden, is called the Swiss Room Box and will be available to us in October. No price as of yet until they are ready to ship in October.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

'Twas the night before elections

This one is too good not to share---

'Twas the night before elections

And all through the town

Tempers were flaring

Emotions all up and down!

I, in my bathrobe

With a cat in my lap

Had cut off the TV

Tired of political crap.

When all of a sudden

There arose such a noise

I peered out of my window

Saw Obama and his boys

They had come for my wallet

They wanted my pay

To give to the others

Who had not worked a day!

He snatched up my money

And quick as a wink

Jumped back on his bandwagon

As I gagged from the stink

He then rallied his henchmen

Who were pulling his cart

I could tell they were out

To tear my country apart!

' On Fannie, on Freddie,

On Biden and Ayers!

On Acorn, On Pelosi'

He screamed at the pairs!

They took off for his cause

And as he flew out of sight

I heard him laugh at the nation

Who wouldn't stand up and fight!

So I leave you to think

On this one final note-



The OBAMA motto:
We've got what it takes, to take what you've got!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Maxine On Jesus

545 VS 3,000,000

  • VOTE in November

This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be - please read it!!

The article below is completely neutral, ...not anti republican or democrat.

Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinal has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgements made that impact each one of us every day.

It's a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!

545 vs. 300,000,000


Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years.
545 PEOPLE--By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them..

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does.

You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits.... . The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

the Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? Nancy Pelosi. She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million can not replace
545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red ..

if the Army & Marines are in IRAQ , it's because they want them in IRAQ If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power..

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees...

We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

What you do with this article now that you have read it......... Is up to you.

This might be funny if it weren't so darned true.
Be sure to read all the way to the end:

Tax his land, Tax his bed, Tax the table, At which he's fed.
Tax his tractor, Tax his mule, Teach him taxes Are the rule.
Tax his work, Tax his pay, He works for peanuts Anyway!
Tax his cow, Tax his goat, Tax his pants, Tax his coat.
Tax his ties, Tax his shirt, Tax his work, Tax his dirt.
Tax his tobacco, Tax his drink, Tax him if he Tries to think.
Tax his cigars, Tax his beers, If he cries Tax his tears.
Tax his car, Tax his gas, Find other ways To tax his butt.
Tax all he has Then let him know That you won't be done Till he has no dough.
When he screams and hollers; Then tax him some more, Tax him till He's good and sore.
Then tax his coffin, Tax his grave, Tax the sod in Which he's laid...
Put these words Upon his tomb, Taxes drove me to my doom...' When he's gone, Do not relax, Its time to apply The inheritance tax..

Sales Tax
School Tax
Liquor Tax
Luxury Tax
Excise Taxes
Property Tax
Cigarette Tax
Medicare Tax
Inventory Tax
Real Estate Tax
Well Permit Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Inheritance Tax
Road Usage Tax
CDL license Tax
Dog License Tax
State Income Tax
Food License Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Gross Receipts Tax
Social Security Tax
Service Charge Tax
Fishing License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Building Permit Tax
IRS Interest Charges
Hunting License Tax
Marriage License Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Personal Property Tax
Accounts Receivable Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service FeeTax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Utility Taxes Vehicle License Registration Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the hell happened? Can you spell 'politicians? ' I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100 times!!!
YOU can help it get there!!!

PS If you do the right thing and pass this on - which is entirely up to you -
please do the right thing and highlite and delete any addresses you receive with it.

Thank You

Remember, It’s time to get mad and send them a message in November!!!

I am not trying to beat this to death

But I wanted to post this in response to the replies I had gotten from those saying that Obama was born in Hawaii.
I for one don't think he was. There have been way to many straightforward truths out there if only people would see them. The one where Michelle says he is Kenyan- how is someone Kenyan if you weren't born there?
My mother-in-law was born and raised in the south but moved to the north and lived here for over 40yrs. But you can't call her a northerner- you can tell it by her voice. You can't take the southern drawl out of her voice. Even though she's been here longer than she has the south.

The one where Obama himself says his popularity is getting low here in the US but in HIS country he is still popular. Last time I knew-- Hawaii was in the US, if that was where he was born and that wouldn't be called a country. So why would he say HIS country. Why aren't WE his country. There are just so many questions that haven't been answered.

Also like the one where Obama said in a heated discussion before he become a Senator- It's not like I'm running for Presidency- which I can't since I wasn't born in the US.

There are many videos on youtube to look at if you want to take the time to look through. Just click on the right bottom side of this video that says look at on youtube and it will take this video to the youtube site and it will show you many videos with the same content. Take your time and search through and make up your mind yourself- not just by what I put on my blog.
God gives each of us a choice-- use it to make your own choice...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Something to think about at any age.

One day a woman's husband died, and on that clear, cold
morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck
with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't "anymore".
No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together,
no more phone calls just to chat, no more "just one minute."
Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and
goes away, never to return before we can say good-bye, say
"I love you."

So while we have it, it's best we love it, care for it, fix it when
it's broken and heal it when it's sick. This is true for marriage.....
And old cars... And children with bad habits and report cards,
and dogs with bad hips, and aging parents and grandparents.
We keep them because they are worth it, because we are
worth it.

Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved away or
a sister-in-law after divorce. There are just some things that
make us happy, no matter what.

Life is important, like people we know who are special.. And
so, we keep them close!

I received this from someone who thought I was a 'keeper'!
Then I sent it to the people I think of in the same way.... Now
it's your turn to send this to all those people who are "keepers"
in your life, including the person who sent it, if you feel that way.
Suppose one morning you never wake up, do all your friends
know you love them?

I was thinking....I could die today, tomorrow or next week, and
I wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships
that needed rekindling or three words needing to be said.

Let every one of your friends know you love them.. Even if you
think they don't love you back, you would be amazed at what
those three little words and a smile can do. And just in case I'm
gone tomorrow.


Like I always say:::

Today's always here, tomorrow never comes and yesterday is
gone forever!

Crocheted Rooster Towel Sets

These are just some of the towel sets I have on my site over at christinas-creations .
These are selling for $5 a set with only $1.50 shipping.
There are many other items I have on the site to look at. Scarves, I have a few if you are wanting to get a jump on the winter months. Many items to help with your Xmas list.
As I have said before -- ALL proceeds go toward helping others that are in need. As the weather starts to turn we are wanting to stock up on blankets and gloves and hats. So anything sold from the site is much appreciated. I will give a discount on any **BULK** purchase if anyone is needing more than just a few items. Like the wallets and checkbook/coupon holders.
Thanks for looking and have a very happy sunshiny day.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Euroware 7-Piece Non-Stick Cookware Set with Tempered Glass Lids - Available in 4 Color Options!

Retail Price: $149.99
Savings: (87 %) $130.00

Our Price: $19.99

These are from 1 Sale A Day here . I have bought things from this site before and have not been disappointed. They come to you in a few days. You can't beat the prices. They offer 4 different things on sale each day and they stay on sale for 24hrs. Then something new comes on so you have to act fast.
I have the site in my bookmarks so I can check it daily to see what they have to offer.
Go check them out.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Romans 12:19-21

LORD, thank you for this reminder in your word
"Romans 12:19-21"
19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." Amen...

Supposedly 'Banned" TV Smart Car Commercial in USA

You can read the full info about it all here.

'Banned' TV Smart Car Commercial

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Free posters for your school, office or home!

Just download and PRINT... No having to register.

Free Recipe eCookbooks: The Complete RecipeLion Collection

These are just a few of the eCookbooks they have to choose from:

4th of July Recipe and Craft eBook
15 Fun Halloween Recipes eCookbook
17 Excellent Easter Recipes Free eCookbook
24 Must-Have Meatloaf Recipes
27 Secret Restaurant Copycat Recipes eCookbook
31 Top Secret Restaurant Recipes II eCookbook

33 Top Secret Copycat Restaurant Recipes eCookbook Volume III
27 Simple Mexican Recipes eCookbook
50 Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes Free eCookbook
33 Hearty Slow Cooker Recipes eCookbook



Make sure you read all the way
down to the last sentence.

(Most importantly the last sentence)

There once was a little boy who
had a bad temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every
time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.

The first day the boy had
driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next
few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.
Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all.

He told his father about it and
the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he
was able to hold his temper.

The days passed and the young
boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.

The father took his son by the
hand and led him to the fence. He said, 'You have done well, my son, but
look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same.
When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one.
You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. But It won't matter
how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound will still be there. A verbal
wound is as bad as a physical one.... Remember that friends are very rare jewels, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share words of praise and they always want to open their hearts to us.

It's National Friendship Week..
Show your friends how much you care. Send this to everyone you
consider a FRIEND, even if it means sending it back to the person who sent it
to you! If it comes back to you, you will then know you have a circle of


Now send this to every friend
you have!! And to your family (they need to know that you love them too).

*****Please forgive me if I have ever
left a 'hole' in your fence.*****


Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Have you ever heard "laminin" and God in the same sentence?

It is a protein that acts as the glue that holds all of our trillions of cells together. You have got to go listen to Tim Weston- a Christian and volunteer youth coordinator. I have listed his blog here where he has a video where he talks about laminin and how God is great. How when God made us, there is no denying who we were made from. And if this doesn't make you a believer then your eyes are really shut.

This is the way they look binding all our cells together.

This is the scientific look at laminins.

Here is another scientific look at what laminin looks like. The grey images are of the actual laminin from the body.

I came across this today and I just love it

I was going through some of the things over at Skip To My Lou and I found this fabulous tutorial for a Reversible tote bag
Cindylou is always so thorough with her tutorials. She gives you detail by detail what to do. Such easy to follow directions. And I love all the pics she includes so you can see step by step what she is doing.
You have got to take a look at this tote bag. As soon as I can find 2 fabrics I like I am making this.

I have taken to making a tote bag my purse. I recently found a tote bag with 2 dogs riding a vintage motor bike at the Dollar Store. I really liked it, they had one in a brown tone and one in a grey tone. I bought both. I took the brown one and added some material to the inside with some pockets and I use it everyday. It has become my favorite purse. I get all sorts of compliments on it. I plan to do up the grey one for winter. I just haven't found the right fabric for the inside yet.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Wrapping paper -FREE at that..

Hasn't the cost of wrapping paper gone through the roof? Well I don't know about you but I look for different ways to wrap my birthday presents and things to spice them up. I recently found some old state maps we were going to throw away. But decided to use them for a few gifts we needed for a party we were attending. Boy did they go over well. Everyone just thought the wrapping was the best ever.
Well I came home and did a search to see where I could find some more for FREE of course. And I found this site: heyitsfree
where they list state upon state that offers FREE maps. I think I hit the jackpot. So I wanted to spread the good news. So now you too can load up on FREE wrapping paper.
I also use the funnies from the sunday paper, makes the wrap colorful. If the present is even small enough I have used a page from a magazine to give the recipient a hint as to what they are getting.
The ideas are endless.
In this day and age you have to use your noodle to learn how to save as much money as you can.

These are troubling times.


This woman was born in Egypt as a Muslim. This is not heresy. Make sure you read the paragraph (in red) towards the end.

Joys of Muslim Women

by Nonie Darwish

In the Muslim faith a Muslim man can marry a child as young as 1 year old and have sexual intimacy with this child, consummating the marriage by 9. The dowry is given to the family in exchange for the woman (who becomes his slave) and for the purchase of the private parts of the woman, to use her as a toy.

Even though a woman is abused, she can not obtain a divorce.

To prove rape, the woman must have (4) male witnesses.

Often after a woman has been raped, she is returned to her family and the family must return the dowry. The family has the right to execute her (an honor killing) to restore the honor of the family. Husbands can beat their wives 'at will' and the man does not have to say why he has beaten her.

The husband is permitted to have 4 wives and a temporary wife for an hour (prostitute) at his discretion.

The Shariah Muslim law controls the private as well as the public life of the woman.

In the Western World ( America ) Muslim men are starting to demand Shariah Law so the wife can not obtain a divorce and he can have full and complete control of her. It is amazing and alarming how many of our sisters and daughters attending American Universities are now marrying Muslim men and submitting themselves and their children unsuspectingly to the Shariah law.

By passing this on, enlightened American women may avoid becoming a slave under Shariah Law.

Ripping the West in Two

Author and lecturer Nonie Darwish says the goal of radical Islamists is to impose Shariah law on the world, ripping Western law and liberty in two.

She recently authored the book, Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law.

Darwish was born in Cairo and spent her childhood in Egypt and Gaza before immigrating to America in 1978, when she was eight years old. Her father died while leading covert attacks on Israel . He was a high-ranking Egyptian military officer stationed with his family in Gaza ..

When he died, he was considered a "shahid," a martyr for jihad. His posthumous status earned Nonie and her family an elevated position in Muslim society.

But Darwish developed a skeptical eye at an early age. She questioned her own Muslim culture and upbringing. She converted to Christianity after hearing a Christian preacher on television.

In her latest book, Darwish warns about creeping sharia law - what it is, what it means, and how it is manifested in Islamic countries.

For the West, she says radical Islamists are working to impose sharia on the world. If that happens, Western civilization will be destroyed. Westerners generally assume all religions encourage a respect for the dignity of each individual. Islamic law (Sharia) teaches that non-Muslims should be subjugated or killed in this world.

Peace and prosperity for one's children is not as important as assuring that Islamic law rules everywhere in the Middle East and eventually in the world.

While Westerners tend to think that all religions encourage some form of the golden rule, Sharia teaches two systems of ethics - one for Muslims and another for non-Muslims Building on tribal practices of the seventh century, Sharia encourages the side of humanity that wants to take from and subjugate others.

While Westerners tend to think in terms of religious people developing a personal understanding of and relationship with God, Sharia advocates executing people who ask difficult questions that could be interpreted as criticism.

It's hard to imagine, that in this day and age, Islamic scholars agree that those who criticize Islam or choose to stop being Muslim should be executed. Sadly, while talk of an Islamic reformation is common and even assumed by many in the West, such murmurings in the Middle East are silenced through intimidation.

While Westerners are accustomed to an increase in religious tolerance over time, Darwish explains how petro dollars are being used to grow an extremely intolerant form of political Islam in her native Egypt and elsewhere.

In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. to elect the President by themselves! Rest assured they will do so... You can look at how they have taken over several towns in the USA .. Dearborn Mich. is one... and there are others...

I think everyone in the U.S. should be required to read this, but with the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!

It is too bad that so many are disillusioned with life and Christianity to accept Muslims as peaceful.. some may be but they have an army that is willing to shed blood in the name of Islam.. the peaceful support the warriors with their finances and own kind of patriotism to their religion. While America is getting rid of Christianity from all public sites and erasing God from the lives of children the Muslims are planning a great jihad on America ...

This is your chance to make a difference...!

Please Pass this on to anyone you think will listen.......