Friday, December 31, 2010

Come on heart attack kids, lets pull this out.
I have no greater joy then to hear that my children walk in truth. (John 4)#bible
At the inlaws for Hatfield christmas part 1

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee. (Joshua 1:9) bible
Interesting interview when you and the interviewer start talking about God and His provision in trying times.
Here goes everything

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Rejoice in the Lord always. I say it again: Rejoice. (Philippians 4:4) bible

Monday, December 20, 2010

"Never let yesterday use up too much of today." Will Rogers quote

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Praising God for lots of visitors and talented children in our church.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

William Blake: "In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." quote
But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil. (2 Thessalonians 3:3) bible

Monday, December 13, 2010

Emergency run to Walmart and then the singoff and Hawaii 5 0
Not very bad in town Osceola. Bout 2 inches. Snowblowed anyhow, God used me out there to let kids in the hood know there was a 2 hour delay

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Just a little snow on the ground today, waiting on church to start. You are invited to Faith Community Church, Elkhart. Service at 10:45.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Great game, now to try and get out of the parking lot. Oh my gosh what a mess in the rain
If their not careful a hockey game may break out at this basketball game. Lots of fists are flying
Sitting at Notre Dame waiting for the men's basketball game to start. Watch for us on ESPN 2. We are above one of the score boards.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Penn choir concert, have 10 tickets, waiting on my peeps to come.
"When it's all over, it's not who you were, it's whether or not you made a difference." Bob Dole quote

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Someone must have opened the door to the stupid people hotel near Penn High

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

All who humble themselves before the Lord shall be given every blessing. (Psalms 37:11) bible
"Let us not look not back in anger, or forward with fear, but around in awareness." James Thurber quote
Inconsideration. Telling someone you are going to do something,while all the time they have plans to derail you.Yes and its the church again

Saturday, December 4, 2010

"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died." Erma Bombeck quote
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalms 46:1) bible

Friday, December 3, 2010

"Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on." Samuel Butler quote
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. (Galatians 6:9) bible

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Stumbled into a virus on the computer. Currently doing a deep scan and cleaning USC off of it.
Go Cavs teach LaBron a lesson
If the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves. (Mark 9:50) bible
"Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion." G.W.F. Hegel quote

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. (Proverbs 28:20) bible

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

"The difficult I can do today. The impossible will take a little longer." Billie Holiday quote

Monday, November 29, 2010

Stressed beyond belief. Cant believe there are so many inconsiderate people in the "Christian community".About done with it all.
All who humble themselves before the Lord shall be given every blessing. (Psalms 37:11) bible

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath. (Ephesians 4:26) bible
"The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit." Moliere#quote

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. (Proverbs 16:24) bible
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Thomas Edison quote

Friday, November 26, 2010

A righteous man falls seven times, and rises again. (Proverbs 24:16) bible quote
"What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?" Jean Jacques Rousseau quote
Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (Galatians 6:7)#bible
"The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person's life." William Wordsworth quote

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Here we go

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

If I dont see those refs again I won't be heartbroken.#33 Bethel fall to #1 St Francis 65 - 62. Good job Bethel.
Half time St Franny 34 Bethel 27. Lets go Pilots!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Getting ready for the tip off of the Bethel - St. Francis mens game. Go Bethel
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." Anne Frank quote
And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. (Mark 3:25) bible
A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that found such a one found a treasure. (Ecclesiastes 6:14) bible
Just because something is true for you doesn't mean it is true for other people. Quote

Sunday, November 21, 2010

"Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes." Oscar Wilde quote
Go to the ant, thou sluggard! Consider her ways, and be wise. (Proverbs 6:6) bible

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Touchdown IRISH!
Predictions for Notre Dame - Army score?
"When a decision has to be made, make it. There is no totally right time for anything." General George Patton quote
Stuck in the deafening silence
Been waiting @walmart for the past hour to get oil changed, took 10 minutes before they even acknowledged I was here. Where is cust. Serv.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Congrats to the men and women basketball teams from Bethel, both with wins tonight. Go Pilots!!!!
"Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord" ( Psalm 27:14). Bible

Thursday, November 18, 2010

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong." Mahatma Gandhi quote
Be not overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21) bible

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Just recieved 39 texts from October,love T-Mobile. If I didnt answer a text you sent that may be the reason.
Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. (John 6:12) bible

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

"I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday." Abraham Lincoln quote
Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. (Proverbs 27:1) bible
Got the snowblower out and made sure it would start. Moved bikes to the back of the garage and put lawnmower away. Next plastic on windows.

Monday, November 15, 2010

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? (Matthew 16:26) bible

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night. (II Peter 3:10)#bible
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other." Mother Teresa quote

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Nice job Irish, great win!!!!
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour. (Ephesians 4:25)#bible
"What we anticipate seldom occurs. What we least expected usually happens." Benjamin Disraeli quote
Yee haw go Irish
Lets go Irish
Turkey vegetable soup in the crock pot, taking Jon to the Notre Dame game. Already have picked up some straw and took pics this a.m.

Friday, November 12, 2010

"We cannot control the evil tongues of others, but a good life enables us to disregard them." Cato the Elder quote
"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!"#quote
Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 16:18) bible
"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose." Bill Gates quote

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Dear Osceola people we have free leaf pick up,no need to burn. Thank you for nothing, the asthmatics. Now that I can't breath, it sucks.
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casteth out fear. (I John 4:18)
Feeling helpless that my daughter is going through hell, may have to contact the media on this bullying at school. I am pissed.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wisdom is the main thing, therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding. (Proverbs 4:7)#bible
"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." Winston Churchill#quote

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's trouble be sufficient for the day. (Matthew 6:24)#bible
"Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit." Aristotle quote
May they who love you be like the sun when it rises in its strength. (Judges 5:31)
"Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness." Chinese Proverb quote
Remember to pray for our newly elected officials and the imcumbants who kept their jobs, prayers of unity.

Monday, November 8, 2010

A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted. (Ecclesiastes 3:2)#bible

Sunday, November 7, 2010

"More grows in the garden than the gardener knows he has sown." Spanish Proverb
"We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right." Nelson Mandela
How can men be wise? The only way to begin is by reverence for God. (Psalm 111:10)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Just saw a dog walking himself, had the lease in his mouth. LOL

Thursday, November 4, 2010

"Truth is the only safe ground to stand on." Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:13)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hold the traditions which you have learned, whether by word, or by our epistle. (2 Thessalonians 2:14)
George Jean Nathan: "Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote."

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Have you voted today? Do it!!!
Today's the big day, don't forget to VOTE. After hitting the polls, tell a friend to vote, offer to drive them to the polls
Today's the big day, don't forget to VOTE. After hitting the polls remind a friend to vote
Headed out to do my civic duty with my wife. Remember to vote today

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: "Where there is no imagination there is no horror."
"In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield."- Warren Buffett
There remain faith, hope and charity, these three: but the greatest of these is charity. (1 Corinthians 13:13)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

"Theres no customizng God. Its either all true or none of it is true. Ive landed on the solid foundation of Jesus."
There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins. (Ecclesiastes 7:20)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:3:4)
"Practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect." Vince Lombardi
Go Irish, go Pilots, go Kingsmen band. Rooting for a lot of people today. When you lift up others you get lifted up yourself
Please pray, devil is attacking. he is using everthing and everyone I love against me.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Wont be long till "School Pride" on NBC. I love that show, get the Kleenex box out.
Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. (Proverbs 3:27)
"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't." Erica Jong

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Love the Lord your God and to obey Him and to cling to Him, for He is your light. (Deuteronomy 30:20)
"He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own." Aesop

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called. (Romans 8:28)
"I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow." Woodrow Wilson

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries." A.A. Milne
Lots of people at the food bank today, sure glad the recession is over
Trying to figure out why Xander leaves me the most lovliest of presents in his diaper. lol
# 3 outage

Monday, October 25, 2010

102.3 is playing Christmas music in case its going to take you awhile to get in the mood.
Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.(Psalm 3:5)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Who sows sparingly will reap sparingly, and who sows generously will reap generously. (2 Corinthians 9:6)
If you use the term "elephant in the room" in front of a fat person, you create an elephant in the room.
"He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else." Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, October 21, 2010

"He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else." Benjamin Franklin
Somedays you just want to say,"Next time you see me will be on Springer"

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Can not believe the local library has a book on becoming a vampire, with insructions how to start your own coven. You have got to be kidding
"Charity sees the need not the cause." German Proverb
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. (Proverbs 18:10)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

God sent not his Son to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:17)
"The more a man knows, the more he forgives." Catherine the Great
"Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question." Albert Camus

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Having a great day with the 'rents you all can be jealous now.
"the goal is not success but faithfulness"...Easley
Keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen. (Deuteronomy 4:9)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

"The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want." Ben Stein
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8)
"The important thing is not to stop questioning." Albert Einstein

Friday, October 15, 2010

Just got done splitting hostas, been in the ground 8 years, 6 became 26, going to look sharp next year. Now some indoor work to warm up

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Unto he whome much is given, much shall be required. (Luke 12:48)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Praying for Sarah, bullies are threatening her for turning in trouble maker. She is scared. Yes I called and left message for the principal.
Hatred stirs up dissention, but love covers all wrongs. (Proverbs 10:12)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Excited my wife gets to see Jars of Clay tonight with her college friends, she works so hard she deserves this break. Love you baby
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5)
"He who has hope has everything." Arabic Proverb
I'll call nobodies and make them somebodies; I'll call the unloved and make them beloved. Romans 9:25

Monday, October 11, 2010

With all my heart I seek You; do not let me stray from Your commands. (Psalm 119:10)
"To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail." Michael Jordan

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Lord is close to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him sincerely. (Psalm 145)
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." Khalil Gibran

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Irish almost gave that one away, but its a win! Next week lets play all 4 quarters.
Just saw Jon pumping his fist on tv
Come on heart attack kids, go Irish
Where are the Irish? WTH, Lets get it together girls!
Can we have the Irish from the first half back?
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! (Psalm 133:1)
In the multitude of counsellors there is safety. (Proverbs 11:13)
"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that's the stuff life is made of!" Benjamin Franklin
Mark Twain: "I can live for two months on a good compliment."

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Made one fart joke and found out people of South Bend could make diamonds by sticking coal up their butts. Relax and enjoy life people.
The works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me. (John 10:25)
Trying to get the little ones to lay down for a nap. Gonna be a fun proposal. Whatever!!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

"You did not choose Me, but I chose you." John 15:16

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes. (Proverbs 26:4)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Down so low today I have to look up to see the bottom of a snake. I hate feeling like this.
As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without good works is dead (James 2:26)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

"With slight efforts, how can we obtain great results? It is foolish even to desire it." Euripides
Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love and His kindness go on forever. (I Chronicles 16:34)
Benjamin Franklin: "Well done is better than well said."

Saturday, October 2, 2010

13 unanswered points? Come on Notre Dame!
Lets go Irish
"He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have." Socrates
He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much. (Luke 16:10)
"The best remedy for anger is delay." Brigham Young

Friday, October 1, 2010

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. (Hebrews 13:2)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. (Matthew 6:14)
"Happiness is the full use of your powers along lines of excellence." John F Kennedy
Actor Tony Curtis has died. RIP

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools. (Ecclesiastes 5:4)
"A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." Mark Twain

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Our love must not be a thing of words and fine talk. It must be a thing of action and sincerity. (1 John 3:18)
"It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up." Muhammad Ali
Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized in Cleveland after unknown health issue on plane, airport official says.

Monday, September 27, 2010

But you be strong and do not lose courage, for there is reward for your work. (2 Chronicles 15:7)
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once the child grows up." Pablo Picasso

Sunday, September 26, 2010

"Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him." Aldous Huxley
The Lord is my light and my salvation - so why should I be afraid. (Psalm 27:1)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Crap, where is our offensive line?
Make em pay for cheating Irish, maybe run over a ref or two also. What a bunch of B.S.
2 uncalled off sides and a roughing the passer not called, what a bunch of B.S.
Done at Bethel headed home for the game, GO IRISH!!!!!!
"If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased." Katharine Hepburn
Phase 1, Jon delivered to stadium. Headed to Bethel
In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me. (Psalms 56:11)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Put on love, which binds everything together in harmony. (Colossians 3:12)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

"If you focus on rules you will have a revolution. When you focus on responsibility you will have a revival." Adrian Rogers.
Facebook SUCKS tonight
Cant believe facebook is down, all my crops will wither and die, the foxes will eat my chickens and how will I poke anyone?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"Try to define the trinity and you will lose your mind. Try and deny it and you will lose your soul." Adrian Rogers.
If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit. (Matthew 15:14)
"You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through." Rosalyn Carter

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt
Suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope. (Romans 5:3)
Someone stole my pink flamingos out of my garden and I am really p'oed. What is happening to our country.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The most powerful words in your vocabulary are YES and NO. Keep them simple. Use them often.
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. (Proverbs 16:3)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Lets go Irish!!!!!!
He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour (Proverbs 21:21)
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." Winston Churchill

Friday, September 17, 2010

Half time Penn 15 Clay 6. Clays #4 is a frikin tall tree.
"I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship." Louisa May Alcott
Be patient and you will finally win, for a soft tongue can break hard bones. (Proverbs 28:13)
There are some days when everyones elses mental conditions make you question your own mental stability.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Im home, got strawberry jello for Bob
"We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it." Lyndon Johnson
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power and of love and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

This cold has hit me hard and quick. Need to get better!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Talking positively about others gives short-lived boost to self-esteem, study finds.
The plans of the lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. (Psalm 33:10)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! (Psalms 133:1)
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your heart. (Ecclesiastes 9:10)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Thinks that maybe Joe and Nate may be in the backyard tonight learning to throw the ball to the right person. Go Irish!
Still proud of the Irish, they play with integrity and honor.
Heart attack kids are at it again!
Lets go ND!
Ohhhh crap
Way to contain Mr. Fabulus Irish.
3 touchdowns for 6 points (scratches head) lol
Knock that number 16 on his butt!!!!!!
Lets go Irish (clap,clap,clap,clap)
Focus on doing the best you can. Don't worry about doing better than someone else.
Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. (Hebrews 12:1)
"We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch." John F. Kennedy

Friday, September 10, 2010

Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not be afraid. (John 14:27)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Time for NFL football, go Saints! Knock the old man on his butt.
"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone." Bill Cosby
Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed. (Proverbs 12:24)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference." Tom Brokaw
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. (John 15:10)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Peace of mind makes the body healthy, but jealousy is like a cancer. (Proverbs 14:30)
"Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself." Chinese Proverb
Leaning on Christ for I can not stand alone. I cry out to the Lord for His wisdom, mercy and help.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Seems like everyone is on the edge tonight, should be an interesting evening.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." Coco Chanel

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Boiler on the ground,Boiler on the ground. Looking like a fool with a Boiler on the ground. Go Irish!!!!
The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. (Proverbs 22:7)
"The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, September 3, 2010

That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. (John 1:9)
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Just pulled out the Jack Lelane juicer that was given to us. Juiced all the tomatos that were to ripe to eat. So cool. Love fresh tom juice
Another original dish tonight. Sinful Chicken seemed to be a hit. Was pretty easy too.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

You know your gettiing old when a college student is complaining and you utter the words "wait till you get my age". I've turned into my gpa

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens." JRR Tolkien
O Lord, behold my affliction: for the enemy hath magnified himself. (Lamentations 1:9)

Monday, August 30, 2010

"You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there." Yogi Berra

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well. (Proverbs 5:15)
"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one." Malcom Forbes

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Grammer and spelling police drive me nuts. If its not an official document and It gets the point across why worry about it. (rolls eyes)
Got Sarahs new bike tube on her bike and tightened the brakes. She hasnt had a bike all summer cause we couldnt afford a lousy $7.00 tube
Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do. (Philippians 4:9)
"The secret of being a bore is to tell everything." Voltaire
Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do. (Philippians 4:9)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Brenda and Sarah off to wash the dog, Jon headed to watch Jimtown beat Glenn (sorry Tammy Sue) and I am going to do dishes, cooked supper 2

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Noticed today that leaves are starting to turn, can winter be that close? Lots to do before then.
"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up." Mark Twain

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cleaning garage and listening to B100. Sarah at school, Brenda at viewing and Jon at Grandmas. Wish I had a job, God has his plans.
But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind. (Luke 14:13)
"Whatever you are, be a good one." Abraham Lincoln

Monday, August 23, 2010

"It is a wise father that knows his own child." William Shakespeare

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Homemade milkshakes beat McDonalds anyday... Sorry Ronald
Such things they did imagine, and were deceived: for their own wickedness hath blinded them. (Solomon 2:21)
Gonna be a hot one on the platform for worship today. God will bless it all. Praying God uses me to bless someone today.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth. (Psalms 71:9)
"The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money." Johnny Carson
"Gray skies are just clouds passing over." Duke Ellington
Another day in paradise
Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee. (Proverbs 25:17)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." Andy Warhol

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice. (Psalms 96:12)
"It takes courage to make a fool of yourself." Charlie Chaplin

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"It is not good enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well." Rene Descartes
For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. (Psalms 149:4)

Monday, August 16, 2010

"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered." Ralph Waldo Emerson
The troubles of my heart are enlarged. O bring thou me out of my distresses. (Psalms 25:17)
Someone else's story is not a cue for you to tell your story. It's an opportunity to listen.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty. (Job 40:10)
"The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers." Ralph Nader
Julia Child: "The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook."

Saturday, August 14, 2010

"There would be nothing to frighten you if you refused to be afraid." Gandhi
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
Meijer shopping brought to you by the letter "P" just saw someone with a cart FULL of Pepsi and pickles, how strange.
Research shows the happiest people are more interested in relationships than accomplishments.
Had a great morning of prayer, need to clean some garbage out of my mind and make more room for God

Friday, August 13, 2010

Family is pretty excited about mystery pkgs coming in the mail. Thank you to the Florida person sending them.
Brake leak fixed, can't bleed.. nut frozen. Soaking with PB Blaster. No brake lights, not a fuse. Thanks Frank for all the help.
"A professional is someone who can do his best when he doesn't feel like it." Alistair Cooke
Your Father knoweth what things you have need of before you ask Him. (Matthew 6:8)
Ungrateful, rude, bitchy, whiney... These are just a few of the fine qualities of my teenagers. Wish everyone could see the way they are

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. (Proverbs 31:30)
"The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes." Winston Churchill

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Brakes are acting up on the Blazer. Light stays on,peddle going down farther than normal. One more thing God is going to have to handle.
Psalm 145:4 " Let one generation sing to the next generation- singing back and forth their story songs of Gods goodness."
I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. (3 John 1:2)
"I never see what has been done. I only see what remains to be done." Marie Curie

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Never felt so short changed in a meet and greet, you will miss out if you don't call me for an interview.

Monday, August 9, 2010

At church creating bulletin boards

Saturday, August 7, 2010

She bought me Miracle Whip, she does love me. Everyone say ahhhhh.
Finished my screendoor/trellis project. Pictures in a little while.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

"Never to suffer would be never to have been blessed." Edgar Allen Poe

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

"Take chances. When rowing forward, the boat may rock." Chinese Proverb
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul. (Proverbs 13:19)
A gas mower produces as much air pollution in a year as 43 new cars each driving 12,000 miles.
I think I am going to buy a sheep

Sunday, August 1, 2010

"For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness." Ralph Waldo Emerson
Refuse the evil, and choose the good. (Isaiah 7:15)

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Watching "Chopped" and trying to figure out how I would use the mystery ingrediants. I could do this.
Had a nice visit with my mom G. suprised her with a birthday cake. Sarah is finally home and hiding in her room, family back to normal.

Friday, July 30, 2010

"It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward." Gracian
They that sow in tears shall reap joy. (Psalms 126:5)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right." Henry Ford
Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone. (Proverbs 25:15)
Sometimes you to visit people in the hospital to be a blessing and it turns out that you are the one that is blessed.
Jon @ Cedar Point, Sarah in Huntington. Kidless day, trying to enjoy each others company.
Ug... 5 am. Ug

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

If someone hurts you and you carry a grudge, you are letting that person hurt you twice.
Put away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. (Ephesians 4:25)
"No one can give you better advice than yourself." Cicero

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

One may experience sorrow during the night, but joy arrives in the morning. (Psalms 30:5)
Love each other deeply, because love covers over a multiple of sins. (Peter 4:8)
"Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't." Pete Seeger
Your feelings are real to you. That does not mean your feelings are reality.

Monday, July 26, 2010

"The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time." Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, July 25, 2010

I am grateful for all my problems. I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come.
J.C. Penney
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. (Proverbs 15:1)
When someone is grieving, don't worry about what to say. Just reach out and say something.
Don't sweat the small stuff...and it's all small stuff.

Dr. Richard Carlson
Follow me on twitter I have a lot to say. Some of it may or may not interest you.
Sometimes God disables us to enable another. When we go ahead with our plans, blessings are missed because its not what God had in mind.
But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.
Joshua 24:15
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly, I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.
Theodore Roosevelt

Saturday, July 24, 2010

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Headed home to stay inside for the evening, missing my little girl already. Gonna be a long week.
Headed out later with the inlaws to a restaurant (hope its ice cold there)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Wow, has it really been two weeks since I blogged last. I can't believe that. Been real busy and been real sick. Can't get rid of this cough it is driving me nuts, some say its a short drive. Just been applying for jobs and trying to keep the household running when Brenda isn't here. Kids had spring break last week.
We really didn't do anything special. Jon starts night school tomorrow. I hope this is the kick he needs to get his education in line. Really quiet in the house today, everyone is at church. I felt to sick to go. Spring is sprining everywhere.
Plants in the window sill are going nuts, Spring plants outside are all growing including the radishes I planted last week. I forsee , God willing, a plentiful harvest this year of fresh veggies. I have lots to do to make some stuff happen. have a whole area I need to dig up and get prepared for some new short grasses.
Have a rasied bed I want to make and also need to roto tiller the corn area. So This next week I need to get on it and keep you updated on here as I do it.
So until next time I am keeping the faith and trusting God

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Days 9,10 and 11 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)

Been a couple of crazy days. Just looking for a job on Thursday. Took library books back to the library. Met Brenda for Breakfast at McDonalds, took some stuff over to church to get ready for Holy Week and went to the Little Flower food bank. Came home and relaxed after that. Was not feeling real well.

On Friday, My dad and mom Wohlford came up from Wabash. It was a suprise for Brenda. I know they were coming and bringing a little food but she had no clue. After a hard start to the day (Jon didnt want to get out of bed) We ended up having a great day. Dad and Mom brought up tons of food, by the time we got the SUV unloaded it was time to text Brenda and see if she wanted to meet me for lunch at McDonalds. Of course she was unaware of what was going on and said yes.
You should have seen her face when my Parents and I pulled up to McDonalds. After lunch I took dad and mom over to The Habitat store and dad found an awning he had been wanting for little or no money. Then I took them over to Value Center Big and Tall, (My little brother is a giant) We went to save a lot and of course they bought more food for us. Came home and talked till it was time for them to leave. It was a great day to take off of job searching and showing the rents the town.

In the evening we relaxed around the house and ate sloppy joes.

Saturday we got up and took the kids to dodgeball, Brenda and I walked the mall for some exercise. I have gained so much weight back ( I am a fat pig) After that we went to a Bethel Softball game. Too cold to stay, plus Sarah decided to spill a coke on my backseat. We stayed for two inings and came home to relax a little. Got the mail and mom Gravley had sent us a check for what ever we needed.

Other than that not much has happened.

Still keeping the faith and trusting God.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Day 8 Wednesday

Some have accused me of being Whiney on here. Telling me no one wants to hear my problems. If you don't want to hear it stop reading right now. I am not putting stuff on here to whine but to let you know what I am going through so you can pray and so that others can learn from my struggles.
Wednesday morning, looked on the internet and didn't find any additional jobs. Sometimes I feel like I am spinning my wheels. I do know this is all in God's plan so I am not doing anything in vain. I pray and try to follow God's leading.
Ran to the library to return Brendas library books and my CD's.
Still waiting on word on the checks, praying it happens soon. We did manage to get enough for rent for the next two weeks. unemployment will hopefully start soon.
Worked on slides for Sunday and then went to church to work in the childrens department and get things together for worship on Sunday. Watched Paige Miles get kicked off American Idol last night. Next week is R&B and Soul, that will be so excellent.

Today have numerous things on my plate, hope I can get half of them done. Until next time I am keeping the faith and trusting in God.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Day 7 - Its a Tuesday

So I am trying to learn this new song on guitar that has really been speaking to me. It is a little known artist by the name of Chris Brehe from his "In You" album the name of the song is "Praise You." It reminds me that we need to praise God in all things.

Yesterday is a real blur because of the depression that I am dealing right now. My family has been great through out this whole process, telling me that none of it is my fault. I just have been feeling less than a man for not being able to support my family.

Went to Voice ministries in Elkhart for their food bank first thing in the morning, can go there once a week. also it was seed day so I got tons of seeds for the garden. then I went to library in the morning and looked at the Elkhart Truth want ads from Sunday, absolutly biggest waste of time. Did find some jobs online that I sent resumes' in for. 4 of them total. I least I have made my minnimum for the Unemployment, I would much rather have a job so I can pay rent and electricity. With not being able to cash checks I keep falling farther and farther behind. God is good and I am working on His time schedule, not mine.

Planning onworking on some writing projects that I have been putting off once this whole check isue is resolved.

Last night made Pasta and then found out no one was hungry, so I will revamp with a little cheese in the oven for Thursday night and supper is made.

Watched American Idol and if Paige Miles doesn't go home on Wednesday I will be really suprised. Went to bed after that. Brenda has been dealing with a lot of back pain issues again, please pray for her.

Until next time "Keep the faith and Trust in God."

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Day 6 Its a Monday

Spent the morning with Brenda. Started the day off running to McDonalds and ordering off the dollar menu and then Brenda had to get some spanish books so we went over to the Western Avenue Saint Joseph County Library to get those. Walked around a Spanish market on Western also, very nice store.

I really enjoyed the one on one time with Brenda yesterday Morning. We then headed over to Bethel as she had a class at 1:00 pm. I stayed in the little coffee shop on campus and read the paper and talked basketball.

No, in case you are wondering, I couldnt cash my checks yet. It really is making me quite upset. maybe on Tuesday, we will see.

Came home in the afternoon and did job searching on the computer. Made breakfast for supper (Fried taters, scrambled eggs and sausage ,links)

relaxed while watching Chuck, Trauma and then Law and Order. While watching I also did job searches on line.

God does have a plan, I am waiting for Him to reveal it to me.

Until then I will keep the faith and trust in God.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Greetings, it is Monday morning and I am here to recap the day yesterday.

In the morning we went to church and I spent a great morning with the Lord. The worship music seemed to hit true and others problems that were prayed for made mine look so small. I know God is there and that He is working on my behalf. I know that and I praise Him during these difficult times.

In case you were wondering... the sign in the picture has not been altered in anyway. Saturday my son and I were going to get his game polished and had to turn around to take this picture. I understand from friends on facebook that it read -142 in the early morning hours. That is just crazy, BTW my facebook address is!/wolf4d
Yesterday, job surch wise was a bust. Only found one job that I am only a little qualified for. SO I will send that out today. After church we went over to the inlaws for turkey roast (gotta love meals with high sodium and low nutritional content) then came home. about an hour into job searching and relaxing my 16 year old announced that his Xbox 360 wasn't reading any discs, this is the xbox 360 we got less than a month ago. (The 2nd used system from game stop).
they exchanged it without any problem and carried the warranty over to the new system and it seems to work fine.
Came home and read the paper and looked for jobs. That is were I found the one job that I am just barely qualified. Did manage to see part of the Notre Dame womens game, watched Purdue win (Boiler up). Last night watched Extreme Makeover Home Edition (and cried), watched Undercover Boss (every CEO needs to do this activity with or without cameras) and then went to bed.
Today I am spending the morning with my wife and I let you know about that tomorrow.Until then keep the faith and trust in God.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Day 4 - Saturday

A Great an Glorious Sunday morning to you.
I did get a little sleep last night as a result of a sleep aid. Yesterday morning after Brenda got out of bed we went to the Library and came home. While Brenda and her mom went to the store to do some grocery shopping (Her first time with a fist full of coupons) I stayed home a went though the online mess called . of the 840 some jobs in my area only about 100 of them were real jobs, the rest were these work at home crap. What a waste of time to weed through all those. also tried a few of the job sites that I used 5 years ago to hunt for jobs. Some take you over to national, better known sites now. (Must have been boughten out) while others are no longer employment sites at all.
In the afternoon, while looking at employment sites I also enjoyed some NCAA basketball, both mens and womens. Late afternoon evening I fixed supper for the family (hotdogs and baked beans) and then we sat down and watched Uncle Buck.
Overall not a productive day. I didn't mention that the in-laws and my kids dog Billy ended up with a bloody paw yesterday morning. So Brenda and I went over and wrapped that with an ace wrap until it quit bleeding and Jon and I did manage to sneek out of the house to have his NCAA XBox 360 game buffed over at Media Mad House and ran over to Walmart to get a couple cleaning sponges and some ice cream bars.
So today Is another day. I file my unemployment claim, and try to find another job.
until next time Keep the faith and trust in God.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Day 3 - Its a Friday

So, not a lot job wise yesterday. I looked at my usual sources and it doesn't seem as if anything new has been added. I connected with a few friends to see if they knew of anyone that was hiring.

In the morning I took Jon to school, when we got there, there was an ambulance, a couple of squad cars and a command unit at Penn High School. (Still don't know what happened)

Came home and worked on updating my Resume' for awhile and then headed over to Elkhart on County Road 10. It seemed that someone (According to Craigs list) had 6 loads of firewood they were giving away. It was posted late Thursday night, by the time I got there it was gone. Just looking for some free wood for the fire pit this summer.

Brenda and I had planned to meet for lunch yesterday. (99 cent Quarter Pounders) but I still had some time to kill so I popped in on an old friend at Habitat resell shop on McKinley. I had not been there since they had moved. If you can't find it construction wise at Habitat you wont be able to find it. Great prices and great merchandise, you really need to check it out.

Brenda and I met for lunch and then I went to the south side of South Bend to see if I could cash these checks. You guessed it, they are not cashable as of yet. I can't even cash them at Walmart because this guy has passed too many bad checks. Please keep praying.

When I got home from that extravaganza I worked a little on the front flower garden. Last year I had an issue with my lillies and my iris's falling on my shorter flowers up front. so I drove a couple of stakes in the ground, screwed in metal eyes and went to run my wire. My wire was missing, I probably spent a good half hour looking for it. Finally gave up and went to my local hardware store "Hardware Plus", they had a wire solution for me that cost a dollar and came with its own cutter. So then I got the wire ran.

I came inside and finsihed my resume', the kids and Brenda came home from their day. Sarah babysat for some neighbors, its sad to think that my 14 year is the only one of the family that is working right now. Makes me feel about this high. (as I take my finger and thumb and show you they are about 2 inches apart)

In the evening we went over to the inlaws for supper and came home to relax. officially my NCAA bracket is shot. I had Marquette going all the way. My 16 year old son however has called the upsets and as far as I know (as of 10 last night) he was still perfect. Makes me sick.

Today is another day, and God is in charge of it. Not going to get much done out side, snow is predicted. So until next time , keep the faith and trust in God.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Day 2 -AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Last night I slept like a pig on a spit. I tossed and turned more than someone that cooks hamburgers at McDonalds. In other words another short night. Yesterday was interesting but it took me away from a lot of job search opportunities.

The day started with my son not feeling well and requested going to school late. So I took the rest of the trash out and cleaned up the yard a little bit. Its nice to see the bulbs I planted last fll are starting to come up. There is one area that I dont see any activity yet. Went to the library for awhile and parused the classifieds of area newspapers.

After getting my son to school I went shopping at Meijer (Someone from church gave us some gift cards) got some toilet paper and toothpaste and the kids the pop that "they can't live without" Put some gas in the blazer and came home.

With this I called the old office every 4 hours to see if I could cash my check or not. Not yet!!!!

Frustrated, depressed needing to depend on my God. I just got done reading "Shut up, stop whining and get a life." by Larry Winget and part of me just doesnt get. Great helpful hints but wow, how can I do that now. I also started a notebook on my job search so I know where I have applied and that way I can let you know what is going on.

In the afternoon I posted a resume on and sent resume's to a blind ad in the Elkharrt Truth for a sales coordinator adn sent a resume and application to Notre Dame for the office coordinator for The Observer.

I am praying I find a position in which I don't have to shave my beard.

Had frozen pizzas for supper and took a relaxing walk with my bride last night. We have snow on the way and we were trying to enjoy the sunshine and warmer temps before that happens.

Until tomorrow "Keep the faith and trust in God."

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Day One

A lot of people have told me that losing my job is not all a bad thing, I tell them I didnt lose it. I know where it is, I just don't have it anymore. Yesterday morning, after numerous bounced checks from my employer (About $2,000 of back pay) I told him that it was getting old. He called me into the office and told me he couldn't afford me any longer, gave me a final check (which I can't cash yet) and sent me on my way. The nice thing is I dont have to listen to the customers yelling in my ear and threatening to sue because they have not recieved there product they ordered in May of last year. This was going on from day one. Somehow through it all I managed to sell almost $100,000 in Fiber Optic trailers (That is 5 of them in 2 months, without any type of training) So at 10:00 a.m. I was let go yesterday, so was the sales coordinator that was upset about her money. I went to the unemployment office, oops sorry after an hour and a half there you would think I realized it was Work One. Signed up for unemployemnt and got in their system. I checked on a resume' that I had sent to Abi Absolute, they had already filled that position.

I then came home and started the job search on the interet. One of the better sights in Indiana is . Went to church last night and worked with the children and came home to watch america Idol. Not really happy with who went home. It should have been Tim Urban. More about today, tomorrow. I will be posting a day behind. I feel this way I can let the events of the previous day sink in. So until tomorrow, Keep the faith and trust in God