Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What Wolf are You Feeding?

A story retold by many...
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is evil, called anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is called good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith."

The grandson thought for a moment and then ask his grandfather, "Which wolf wins?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, " The one you feed".

The Bible says in Galatians 5:16-17, "But I say, Walk in [the] Spirit, and ye shall no way fulfil flesh's lust. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these things are opposed one to the other, that ye should not do those things which ye desire..."

What are you feeding? Karl

Saturday, March 27, 2010

“This bill is unconstitutional!"

I haven’t posted in a while and then when I do, I bring up something controversial, but it really is important that Christians are responsible in whatever area that God has given us to rule over… So I am inserting some comments I found on a website called, “ The Center for Individual Freedom”. Blessings as you digest…

“This bill is unconstitutional and it cannot be fixed. It must be repealed. The battle for health care freedom is not over..." Senator Jim DeMint. He also said: "Americans lost this battle with their elected leaders in Washington but the war is not over. If we're willing to the fight to save freedom..."

Representative Michele Bachmann, who is actually introducing legislation to repeal ObamaCare, tells us that "government answers to the people, not the other way around, and the fight for the soul of this nation continues on.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell recently said that the American people "are tired of being treated more like obstacles to be overcome than constituents to be respected and heard. But they will be heard." Senator Charles Grassley introduced an amendment to the ObamaCare reconciliation bill that would have required President Obama, Senate leaders and their senior staff members to participate in ObamaCare. Yes, you read that right. Some of our elected leaders in Washington actually had the nerve to exempt themselves and their senior staff from ObamaCare. And when the amendment was defeated, Grassley quite aptly said: “The message to the people at the grassroots is that it’s [ObamaCare] good enough for you, but not for us.”

Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) pulled off his mask on Monday when he told Detroit WJR News/Talk 760 radio talk show host Paul W. Smith that; “The harsh fact of the matter is when you're going to pass legislation that will cover 300 [million] American people in different ways it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people,' Dingell said.

Control the people. That’s a stunning admission. It’s what opponents of this government takeover have warned all along: This was never about health and it most certainly isn’t about care. It’s about cradle-to-grave government control over 'the people.

It would be advisable to remember the words of former-President Gerald Ford: "A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have."

Well there you have it... Karl

Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Cowboy named Bud!

My wife Kathi sent me this funny story and I thought you would enjoy it, so here goes...

A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in California when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust. The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan sunglasses and YSL tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, “If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, Will you give me a calf?”

Bud looks at the man, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, “Sure, Why not?”

The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, connects it to his Blackberry cell phone, and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo. Then he opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg, Germany. Within seconds, he receives an email that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses an MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes, receives a response. Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet printer, turns to the cowboy and says, “You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves.”

“That’s right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves,” says Bud.

Then Bud says to the young man, “If I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?”

The young man says, “Okay, why not?”

You’re a Congressman for the U.S. Government”, says Bud.

“Wow! That’s correct,” says the yuppie, “but how did you guess that?

No guessing required.” answered the cowboy. “You showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You used millions of dollars worth of equipment trying to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don’t know a thing about how working people make a living - or about cows, for that matter. This is a herd of sheep. Now give me back my dog!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I Love this Man!

My Grandson Jonathon is stationed at Fort Hood and here he is saluting outside his car...
Everyday at five a horn goes off on base and you stop your car or whatever you're doing, wherever you are and the soldiers get out and salute the flag. Praise God for living in the USA, and thank you for the wonderful service that all our military personnel give us daily... And Jonathon, Nana and I are so proud of the disciplined man of God you are becoming, love you man... Papa K