Pathways of Life...

Monday, February 22, 2010

Facebook, Fun and Foolishness....

FACEBOOK is a place on the internet that is lots of fun, tons of foolish laughter, yet lots of neat wisdom and 'serious mind bending issues' each day. Tons of games, some a bit wild and querky, some 'down home' goofy...but for the most part...just fun. The following is a personality test 0f which there are a jillion to choose from.
While on Facebook, I noticed that a lot of my friends were taking "Dr. Phil's Personality Test"...most of the results that I read... did fit the I knew them...but then there were a couple that I thought just sort of 'flew off the wall' in a couple of places. Yet I could also see a 'wee bit' of the negatives as the results of the testings. It just was not really complimentary to that individual.
Anyway...out of curiosity...I WANTED to try the test....but in reality...I thought 'Oh, my grief...all I need is to take a stupid test and then have all my negatives plastered all of Facebook for millions to laugh at. So, I mulled it over a couple of days/scared to make a 'bigger' fool of myself...and after phone conversations ...urging me to do it....'aaawww just for fun''...I finally did it. ;-D And in fact...I repeatedly took...trying my best to 'fool' the test. ha ha
Thank God, Dr. Phil took 'pity' on me and gave me a decent grade. Below is his testing and results for me. Whew! The worms were exposed.

Dr. Phil's Personality Test
This test was created by Dr. Phil and several psychologists. He presented this test on the Oprah Winfrey show. It is reported to be the most accurate psychological test in the entire world. (for the Facebook testing you answer questions BUT they referred back through your writings/contact messages on Facebook to compile the results.) And tho foul talk is not allowed ...very curt/cutting things are. You can read some interesting' exchanges of words at times.) ;-)

Fun fact about this pyschological testing: Dr. Phil himself scored a 55 on the test, while Oprah scored only a 38.

Gloria took the "Dr. Phil's Personality Test" quiz and the result is.../she is....

The Lively Center of Attention. (I certainly do not feel that way, for sure)
(but I love reading the following...yea for ole Dr. Phil...ha ha)
Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone who's constantly in the center of attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not one to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding; someone who'll always cheer them up and help them out.
(wow...what a relief...he gave me a decent you know now why I say...Dr. Phil took "pity on me" was fun after all. Sure glad there weren't any more questions. ha ha
Hope you have a great day.... & 'a special little secret' just between you and me...'don't take the already KNOW you are great!!! woohoo!
God created you & He don't make junk!!! ;-D

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Attorney....

The horror of a silent Courthouse.
The 'thunder' of a harshly, rapping mallet from a Stern Judge!

Something to think about....pray about....

and then there's the...................Prosecuting Attorney......

(this is not my writing but it is my creation and something I feel with my soul that needs to be shared with the world...I hope you receive 'Gods message' rather than mine'' If you like it...share it.) Blessings, g
My Attorney .........................>

After living what I felt was a "decent" life, my time on earth came to the
end. The first thing I remember is sitting on a bench in the waiting room of
what I thought to be a courthouse. The doors opened and I was instructed to
come in and have a seat by the defense table.

The corner door flew open and there appeared the Judge in full flowing
robes. He commanded an awesome presence as He moved across the room. I
couldn't take my eyes off of Him. As He took His seat behind the bench, He
said, "Let us begin."

The prosecutor rose and said, "My name is Satan and I am here to show you
why this man belongs in hell."
He proceeded to tell of lies I told, things I
stole, and in the past when I cheated others. Satan told of other horrible
perversions once in my life and the more he spoke, the further down in my
seat I sank. I was so embarrassed, I couldn't look at anyone, even my own
Attorney, as the Devil told of sins even I completely forgotten about. As
upset as I was at Satan for telling all these things about me, I was equally
upset at My Attorney who sat there silently not offering any form of defense
at all. I know I was guilty of those things, but I did some good in my
life - couldn't that at least equal out part of the harm I' d done?

Satan finished with a fury and said, "This man belongs in hell, he is guilty
of all I have charged and there is not a person who can prove otherwise."

When it was His turn, My Attorney first asked if He might approach the
bench. The Judge allowed this over the strong objection of Satan, and
beckoned Him to come forward. As He got up and started walking, I was able
to see Him in His full splendor and majesty. I realized why He seemed so
familiar; this was Jesus representing me, my Lord and my Savior.

He stopped at the bench and softly said to the Judge, "Hello Father," then
He turned to address the court. "Satan was correct in saying this man
sinned, I won't deny any of these allegations. And, yes, the wage of sin is
death, and this man deserves to be punished."
Jesus took a deep breath and turned to His Father with outstretched arms
and proclaimed, "However, I died on the cross so this person might have
eternal life and he accepted Me as his Savior, so he is Mine."
My Lord
continued with, "His name is written in the Book of Life and no one can
snatch him from Me. Satan still does not understand yet. This man is not to
be given justice, but rather mercy."

As Jesus sat down, He quietly paused, looked at His Father and said, "There
is nothing else that needs to be done. I've done it all.."

The Judge lifted His mighty hand and slammed the gavel down. The following
words bellowed from His lips... "This man is free The penalty for him was
already paid in full. Case dismissed"

As my Lord led me away, I could hear Satan ranting and raving, "I won't give
up, I will win the next one."

I asked Jesus as He gave me my instructions where to go next, "Have you ever
lost a case?" Christ lovingly smiled and said, "Everyone that comes to Me
and asked Me to represent them, received the same verdict as you,

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Please Vote...The Holocaust was Real & it was Not Holy.

Our family went to see "Dairy of Anne Frank" at our Civic theatre...awesome performances by all. (Anne's story from age 12 to 15 during WW II, in hiding from murdering Nazi.) This true story and like Schindler's List (movie/books) should be required for every US citizen in order to re-evaluate AMERICA'S FREEDOMS versus a world controlled by Satan until Jesus returns. Terrorist, tyranny, torture are Satans sick tools & cause of 'power WARs' and in both WW I & II. Thank God for our Freedom. Remember 2 Vote on March 2nd!

(this is from my Facebook posting but the message is one that would be appreciated by my dear friends who do NOT use Facebook,) as many are older than me and they have also 'witnessed/lived' through the horrors of World War II, Hitler, Stalin & Mossuline's slaughtings of innocent men, women and children. Some served in the armed services, some lost family members, many, many had family members right in the middle of the bombings, raids, prison camps and starving, freezing 'walks' of Nazi war crimes.

Holocaust was real and it was not Holy...

It really is an insult to intelligence when I hear some total idiot scream out that the Holocaust never happened. How, how, how...can ANY human being be sooo ill-informed, so blind to the millions of actual photographs, actual first person stories, national archives/records/documentations....dead bodies/tombs/cemeteries across this earth/broken families---as to say such insult and wear that (God Forbidden) swashsticker on arm bands and body tatoos. I guess that...Only our God could possibly know WHY...and I certainly do not come close to trying to figure out such persons beliefs and choices of ignorance. (and ignorance does not mean that someone is simply means that THEY choose to IGNORE the truth.) So, here and now, I am legally able to say that the people who choose to wear Nazi bands or tatoos of swashstickers are totally IGNORANT!!! They are enjoying the same Freedom that thousands died to save THEIR tails...then they curse them with disrespect of this method. (And,Yes, I can respect them... as a person...but I do NOT have to appreciate their actions/choice/disrespect---which is also MY freedom in America). Most of my friends feel the same...naturally...that's most likely why we are friends. ha ha

Oh,mercy, how I thank God for every past and present American Soldier; Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, National Guards, Coast Guard...every Law officer, CIA, DPS, Texas Rangers, Deputies & Police Officer---these are the real MEN and Women of America--our PROTECTORS/PROVIDERS... not mouthy politicians whom we elect for their campaign words (often of deceit) who most often 'change their servanthood mode into 'what's in it for me' mode after entering their desired office. The above HONOREES..however, deserve all our daily respect for all they GIVE toward maintaining our FREEDOMS that the rest of the world doesn't always have. God Himself tells that WAR is part of our life...because of Satan utilitizing the 'self-centered' egos of man. POWER. Yes, it's often disguised as a religious issue but it's basis is Satan and power/control.

Rem: It started in the Bible...Abraham and 2 sons. War is not a new thing and will not end until Jesus returns for His believers/followers. So, again, as we come to this 'election Day" March 2nd...I pray that we all will study and vote for family values, morals and regained respect of our God given Freedoms of this wonderful Nation called America "the Beautiful".

I dearly love C/W singer Lee Greenwood's awesome song...."

'And I’m proud to be and American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

From the lakes of Minnesota,to the hills of Tennessee.
Across the plains of Texas,From sea to shining sea.
From Detroit down to Houston,and New York to L.A.

Well there's pride in every American heart,
and its time we stand and say.
That I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

So, today, I want to say a special "Thank you dear soldiers/law officers" for protecting and providing these blessings to all of us...everyday. I, Thank you Dear God, that we have not seen bulldozers digging pits in the earth just to fill with dead and 'living' bodies as done in WW 2...or loaded train cars used to be 'gas' chambers for hundreds at a time of naked, starving men, women & children, or the worse---burning 100's alive, as their screams echo through every snow covered mountain side, valley, thousands of graves and tombs of Europe as well as the whole world.

Yes, WE DO need REMINDING of these horrors...because... only by the Holy GRACE of GOD almighty--it all-could have been here, right in our own beloved backyards....or it could BE us, today...if we do NOT stop and pay attention to WHO...What...and HOW.... leaders take (and MIS-TAKE).... control of our daily civil rights/FREEDOMS. Our children of today and the future,... deserve better ...they deserve our dedication and live better...not in overwhelming, defeated DEBTS, destroyed nation/Constitutional rights, destitute, and disabled to function! They deserve, as we live with FREEDOM (& the pursuit of happiness)!

If you are reading this...I know that you LOVE our country...our nation and our well as your own (and all) little children---they--- NEED us to VOTE for wise leaders TODAY. Tomorrow may be too late. Over 6,000 dead Jews and 8,000 dead Allied forces will whisper to you ....from their graves of WW I and II... and beg you...'please, hear our cries...fight for Right/good/morals....for your children, even your own future......VOTE while you can---WE NO LONGER have a voice. :-/

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Will You be my Valentine? ;-D

(this blog is for my good friends that are not on Facebook, who also like reading the writings of others...or so you say. ha ha. If you enjoy it, great ...if not, ignore, ;-D either way just know that I love ya and wish you the greatest of everyday of life!)

I love Valentine's Day!! ;-D (as many of you know....Valentines Day originated from the Christian Priest, St. Valentine, a Roman who was killed for refusing to give up Christianity. He died on February 14, 269 A.D.)
Legend also says that St. Valentine left a farewell note for the jailer's daughter, whom he loved as a friend and signed it "From Your Valentine". Saint Valentine served as a priest at the temple during the reign of Emperor Claudius, who hated Christians. Claudius had Priest Valentine jailed, beaten, beheaded for defying him... because he performed 'weddings'ceremonials...while Claudius wanted MEN/warriors free from emotions/love as soldiers.
Later, in 496 A.D. Pope Gelasius set aside February 14 to honour St. Valentine-the Christian Saint..
The story is touching ... yet, today, as Christians KNOW... Jesus Christ was actually the First He GAVE his life/heart on Calvary.. (the Crimson Rose) for US to live with blessings here/now and throughout eternity. LOVE was born at CALVARY..and that LOVE is our greatest of gifts in celebrate your blessings... with joy, share it and have a very Happy Valentine's Day...everyday!
I dearly LOVE Valentine's about you? xoxoxo ;-D

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sunrise...Sunset, Quickly go the Days!!!

I love the morning Sunrise and evening Sunset. This morning was awesome, after weeks of rain. I have read that the 'gold' and awesomely brilliant colors that occur at this time of day is because of something called, Rayleigh Scattering. Science says it's where earthly particles split into 'colors' when sun is between us and the horizon. ??? Whatever it is---it is a reminder that 'we are such a tiny part of this awesome universe that God created and that HE really does have more 'awaiting' us when we greet our 'last Sunset'. What a joy to and there!
My Mother used to say that 'a beautiful Sunset...was when St. Peter 'left the gate open'...(and thus we are allowed to 'see' a bit of heaven. Yes, I know that we all have different views of what Heaven is...will I enjoy believing that 'it's all in HIS hands and it is HIS business, not ours, as to who/whom gets to see those beautiful scenes beyond the 'gates" ;-D This is how I feel about the death of my brother in law, Nick. Many times as an Aero Acrobatics stunt pilot, World Olympian, he flew airplanes with unbelievable speeds straight up into the heavens, by passing earth and..... exchanging breaths with God, whomwatched over, protected and guided the flights beyond the knowledge of all mankind.

Last Saturday, our family was honored to have the Texas EAA aero acrobic pilots to put on a small 'Air Show' and honorary memorial to Nick. Their finale' was the 'Missing Man' flight performance where many airplanes do many patterns in the sky and at the end... then one lone plane pulls away (lost)....the fellow pilots remain in formations and then the lead plane 'drops' towards the earth..(it seemed like you could actually TOUCH the aircraft)..shocking but safe...and honor the family.... with patterns 'wing tipping', performances etc. awesome---then the final drop is to release the 'ashes' of their 'missing comrad' over the landing strip, hangars and displayed airplanes on the ground.
There is really no way to describe the beauty, the mesmerizing effect and touching emotions of the complete event. Awesome flights...repeatedly honoring of us on the ground....WITH AIR PLANES. can't be explained.
Yes, there were silent tears...but wonderful cheers of excitement, as the roaring motors conquering every domain of the earth where we stood. (we actually heard the 'droan' of the fleet of planes....long before they arrived over head to perform their show..(from the direction of G.W.Bush ranch no less ;-D) really was so exciting---everybody was squealing, laughing & carrying on like little kids----camera's flying everywhere. (and needless to say...some of my own 'MOST favorite...head on shots of the airplanes diving into us/runway/landing area....did not take...grrr....but guess it's par for life... that ya have to laugh about. There's is NOTHING like facing an spinning airplane propella that you KNOW is going to miss you...but you are RIGHT in front of it---trying to take photos. (I needed my daughter, the photographer, to be there at those moments!!!) We had a nice attending group but sadly she was nursing 'strep throat'---yuk.
But it was such a 'mixture of emotions' be way out on a cattle ranch hillside...beautiful, laughter... but bitter cold north wind that we tried to buff. :-) Below is a pic of only 4 airplanes that I could get in one shot...but there were many behind this---again, pics didn't turn out...I was absolutely freezing/shaking the camera of which I'm not great at anyway, even at my best. poo
The 'sound' was totally awesome. As a child we always went to all the AIR SHOWS; it was one of my Daddy's favorite things to do. (four in our family were in the Air Force) I remember when I was about 7 or 8 years old ? that I couldn't stand all the noise of the air show & I ducked down & quickly hid behind & between my Daddy's legs.... at a Waco Air Show where a huge B 36 did a 'fly over' because it was too big to land on any of the local airfields. (it was very scary). The Tribune Herald newspaper reporter was watching me, started laughing & took our picture---and everybody around us, including my Mother & Daddy were dying laughing....but THAT was the only place I could find protection from the awful noise.. ;-D
Yes, all air shows SHAKE the earth...but the B 36 was the largest... (& carrier of army tanks/jets) and it was later deemed to expensive for use. Another brother n law had helped in the Engineering design of the B 36, so it was special to many in our family, even tho it wasn't in service but about 8 or 10 years.
Nick had a hobby of collecting Antique airplanes/aircrafts of all kinds. Well, known in that world. This red, white and blue beauty is a 69' Rally. My nephew 'taxied' all the airplanes out on their landing strip for the air show display. Very pretty, very unique & special.
My nieces favorite, 1931 Wright...note where the propellar is located. (I have another shot of the tail which is unique in itself...but ? couldn't get it to download for some reason) As you know the older the aircraft....or more unique...the higher the value. whew...neato

This is just an inside view of a hangar that has a huge ? antique airplane-wall to wall-very nice in a bright yellow. All was quite a tribute to Nick and his wisdom, work and collections. We laughed because everywhere you look, there are pieces of airplanes/parts/ Nick! One of the family favorites is his 1919 French Bi-plane. He has refurbished many, many and resold them through the years....great artist, Engineer and wise collector.
Below is my darling niece; messing around on her brothers motor bike in the woods. Needless to say 'everybody' had to take a 'spin'---tons of laughter, fun and craziness. Add to that a few great games of 'basketball (even my 70 yr. husband who couldn't walk the next day.hahaha) and tons of yummy food to follow throughout the afternoon.

Also...naturally, there was the usual walk in the woods...along the flooded creek, across the pastures, taking pictures of buzzards, dogs, kids and crazy stunts. Below is my hubby---before he played the game of basketball ....which I have to say...'he did some REALLY neat POP SHOT PERFECT GOALS...for being the oldest male there...huummm. (you don't wanna hear about how it was to try to get him UP the next morning tho...hahaha

The following poem was dedicated to my brother-in-law at his memorial and I think it is very beautiful and fitting, called:
"The High Flight"
Oh! I have skipped the surly bonds of Earth!
And I danced the skies Sunward. I've climbed and joined the Tumbling mirth of Sun-split clouds.
You have not dreamed of the sunlit Silence; hov'ring there, I've chased the Shouting Wind along and flung my eager Craft through footless halls of the Air.
Up, Up the long, the delirious, as a burning blue lark, or even an Eagle flew.
And, while with silent ....lifting mind...I've trod the high Untrespassed Sancity of Space,
I put out my hand and 'touched the Face of God!
Nick Pocock wheeled and soared....and swung High with easy grace, Where never I've topped the Wind -Swept heights and done a hundred things...
on 'laughter and Silvered Wings'...

----so, Sunrise...Sunset, quickly go the days....
no one ever knows, when/where/how...we will see that last earthly Sunray. Make the most of every moment, enjoy life, grab every rainbow, swing on every cloud, kiss the snowflake and know that our God is ALWAYS there!!!