Aug 172014
 

One day an old German Shepherd starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he’s lost. Wandering about, he notices a panther heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch.

The old German Shepherd thinks, “Oh, oh! I’m in trouble now!”

Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the panther is about to leap, the old German Shepherd exclaims loudly, “Boy, that was one delicious panther!  I wonder, if there are any more around here?”

Hearing this, the young panther halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees.

“Whew!,” says the panther, “That was close! That old German Shepherd nearly had me!”

Meanwhile, a squirrel who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the panther. So, off he goes.

The squirrel soon catches up with the panther, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the panther.

The young panther is furious at being made a fool of and says, “Here, squirrel, hop on my back and see what’s going to happen to that conniving canine!”

Now, the old German Shepherd sees the panther coming with the squirrel on his back and thinks, “What am I going to do now?”

But instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn’t seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old German Shepherd says,

“Where’s that squirrel? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another panther!”

Moral of this story…

Don’t mess with the old dogs…

Age and skill will always overcome youth and treachery!

BS and brilliance only come with age and experience.

Nov 022012
 

Email from a friend…

Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) – a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel , “Pick up your shovels, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the Promised Land.”

Nearly 75 years ago, (when Welfare was introduced) Roosevelt said, “Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a Camel, this is the Promised Land.”

Today, Congress has stolen your shovel, taxed your asses, raised the price of Camels and mortgaged the Promised Land!

I was so depressed last night thinking about Health Care Plans, the economy, lost of equity in my home, the wars, lost jobs, savings, lost homes, Social Security, retirement funds, etc …. I called a Suicide Hotline.

I had to press 1 for English.
I was connected to a call center in Pakistan . I told them I was suicidal.
They got all excited and asked if I could drive a truck……

Folks, we’re screwed…..

Oct 122011
 

I have created a CaringBridge site to help us keep everyone updated on Mama’s status. Please understand that it is not that we do not want to talk to everyone, it is just that Mama has a huge number of people who love her as much as we do, and we simply cannot get to everyone in a reasonable amount of time.

So, please visit http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mariegothard for updates on her status and condition.

 

Just CLICK HERE.

Jan 142011
 

Another of those emails making the rounds for years, but with a profound message.

Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven’t thought about it, don’t have it on their schedule, didn’t know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine.

I got to thinking one day about all those people on the Titanic who passed up dessert at dinner that fateful night in an effort to cut back. From then on, I’ve tried to be a little more flexible.

How many women out there will eat at home because their husband didn’t suggest going out to dinner until after something had been thawed? Does the word ‘refrigeration’ mean nothing to you?

How often have your kids dropped in to talk and sat in silence while you watched ‘Jeopardy’ on television?

I cannot count the times I called my sister and said , ‘How about going to lunch in a half hour?’ She would gas up and stammer, ‘I can’t. I have clothes on the line. My hair is dirty. I wish I had known yesterday, I had a late breakfast, It looks like rain’ And my personal favorite: ‘It’s Monday.’ She died a few years ago. We never did have lunch together.

Because Americans cram so much into their lives, we tend to schedule our headaches.. We live on a sparse diet of promises we make to ourselves when all the conditions are perfect!

We’ll go back and visit the grandparents when we get Steve toilet-trained. We’ll entertain when we replace the living-room carpet. We’ll go on a second honeymoon when we get two more kids out of college.

Life has a way of accelerating as we get older. The days get shorter, and the list of promises to ourselves gets longer. One morning, we awaken, and all we have to show for our lives is a litany of ‘I’m going to,’ ‘I plan on,’ and ‘Someday, when things are settled down a bit.’

When anyone calls my ‘seize the moment’ friend, she is open to adventure and available for trips. She keeps an open mind on new ideas. Her enthusiasm for life is contagious. You talk with her for five minutes, and you’re ready to trade your bad feet for a pair of Rollerblades and skip an elevator for a bungee cord.

My lips have not touched ice cream in 10 years. I love ice cream. It’s just that I might as well apply it directly to my stomach with a spatula and eliminate the digestive process. The other day, I stopped the car and bought a triple-decker. If my car had hit an iceberg on the way home, I would have died happy.

Now..go on and have a nice day. Do something you WANT to…not something on your SHOULD DO list. If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?

Make sure you read this to the end; you will understand why I sent this to you.

Have you ever watched kids playing on a merry go round or listened to the rain lapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
Do you run through each day on the fly? When you ask ‘How are you?’ Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed with the next hundred chores running through your head?
Ever told your child, ‘We’ll do it tomorrow.’ And in your haste, not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch? Let a good friendship die? Just call to say ‘Hi’?

When you worry and hurry through your day, it is like an unopened gift…..Thrown away…
Life is not a race. Take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over.

Jan 142011
 

Since the Pledge of Allegiance and The Lord’s Prayer are not allowed in most public schools anymore because the word ‘God’ is mentioned, a Kid in Arizona wrote the following:

New School Prayer

Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.

If Scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That’s no offense; it’s a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate,
God’s name is prohibited by the state.

We’re allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks..
They’ve outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the ‘unwed daddy,’ our Senior King.
It’s ‘inappropriate’ to teach right from wrong,
We’re taught that such ‘judgments’ do not belong..

We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.

It’s scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school’s a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!

Amen

Dec 192010
 

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Take our CHRISTIANITY UNDER ATTACK SURVEY!

The Media Research Center reports that in two years of Christmas coverage on three TV networks, only 1.3% of Christmas stories mentioned Jesus.



Atheists, politically-correct Liberals and the mainstream network media believe:

Christmas is a MYTH… December 25th is just a WINTER holiday

Jesus has no place in Christmas… Red and Green, the colors of Christmas, are OFFENSIVE!

They want to remove Christmas from our society as part of their ongoing efforts to deny Christianity! CBS News used more words INA SINGLE STORY to talk about the possible addition of table tennis to the 2012 Olympic Games, than ABC, CBS or NBC used in 2 years and 19 stories on Christmas mentioning “God,” “Jesus,” or “Christ.”

What is YOUR opinion?



Complete Standpac’s CHRISTIANITY UNDER ATTACK Survey and let American leaders know you are proud to celebrate the miracle of Christmas! Tell them
to stop discriminating against your faith!

As we begin this blessed time of year when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, forces are working to suppress Christmas. Can I count on your
help to keep Christ in His birthday?


When was the last time you heard someone object to a menorah, or to a Ramadan celebration? I bet you’ve never heard of anyone objecting to these
things. But Jesus, the Cross, Christmas trees, Christmas carols, the colors of Christmas and even the name “Christmas” have prompted all kinds of
hysteria from those who feel Christians should keep their religion under wraps—even at this most blessed time of year.

Under the protection of religious freedom in America, we have every right to rejoice during the Christmas season. But Liberals and atheists are offended; and their voices are loud!



Take Standpac’s CHRISTIANITY UNDER ATTACK Survey right now and shut down the voices of non-believers and the politically-correct forces that want
you to hide your faith! You and your family are guaranteed religious freedom here in America—so let your voice be heard!

SOME OF THE GREATEST OFFENSES HAVE OCCURRED AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS, because children are easily influenced and the government has a large amount of control over these schools:

Plano, TX—Plano ISD banned students from wearing red and green colors during “winter break” parties because red and green are Christmas colors and could offend some students!
South Orange and Maplewood, NJ—The school districts banned carols, including those that mentioned Santa Claus. Even though a parent sued, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case opposing the ban.
New York, NY—City schools have banned nativity scenes because they say the birth of Jesus is not a historical fact.
Glendale, WI—A school district says Christmas carols can’t be sung because “music programs close to religious holidays should not use the religious aspect of these holidays as the underlying motive or theme.” Hanukkah songs are “more cultural,” however, and are perfectly fine.



If you disagree with the way the government is shutting Christmas out of schools, complete Standpac’s CHRISTIANITY UNDER ATTACK Survey and tell
President Obama and Congress to butt out of your religion!

Rasmussen Reports that THREE OUT OF FOUR Americans prefer to be greeted with Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays.


But as far as Obama and his Liberal cohorts are concerned, America’s historic faith should be replaced with a secular system of moral relativism. And you, as a Christian, should shut up.

There is an ongoing effort by atheists, aided by the Left, to denigrate Christianity and remove references to God not just from Christmas, but also from America’s Founding Principles.

Last year Barack Obama gave a speech in Turkey and said “America is not a Christian nation”.

Then he gave a speech at Georgetown University and the White House covered up the monogram of Jesus in the background.

And then during a two-month period, Obama gave a series of speeches referencing the Declaration of Independence and omitted the word “Creator” from those speeches AT LEAST 7 TIMES.

The attack on the Christian faith and the commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ stops NOW. Standpac is standing firm for Christians across America.



Take Standpac’s CHRISTIANITY UNDER ATTACK Survey right now and shut down the voices of non-believers and the politically-correct forces that want
you to hide your faith! You and your family are guaranteed religious freedom here in America—so let your voice be heard!

83% of Americans say they are Christian! Only 1.6% say they are Atheist.

If all of us speak up and demand they leave Christmas alone, our elected officials will have no choice but to listen.

They are taking Jesus out of nativity scenes! They are removing religious references from carols! They are refusing to use the word “Christmas” in advertising, villages or in reference to Christmas trees!

But those same individuals who deny Christians their religious freedom wouldn’t dare show hostility toward another religion. They wouldn’t defame or deny Jewish or Muslim holy days, yet Christmas is denigrated and marginalized.


Religious freedom is the basis on which this country was built, but government has turned against Christianity.

While other religions are free to celebrate and promote their beliefs, Christians are told they must hide in the shadows in order not to offend anyone.

I’m tired of this! Are you?



It will only take a few minutes to fill out Standpac’s CHRISTIANITY UNDER ATTACK Survey and let your elected officials know you will not let them
trample on your right to celebrate Christmas.

The small number of people who don’t believe in God have controlled the dialogue in this country. How long are we going to allow them to drown out our beliefs? Will we let them go on until they eliminate Christmas celebrations entirely?

The Left wants to remove religion not just from government, but from society—because removing religion is a pathway to socialism.

This has happened before in history. The Nazis banned Christian references and symbols from the classroom, and tried to remove Christianity from public life. They also tried to merge Christmas into a celebration of winter and light, instead of acknowledging the sacred religious celebration that it is.

Don’t these efforts sound familiar?

We shouldn’t be censoring Jesus Christ and pretending He doesn’t have any place in America, when the fact is the United States of America was built on His Word!

  • “It can not be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ!” (Patrick Henry)
  • “Those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.” (Abraham Lincoln)
  • “The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity.” (John Adams)
  • “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” (George
    Washington)



If you believe this country was founded on biblical principles with rights given to us by our Creator, complete Standpac’s CHRISTIANITY UNDER ATTACK Survey right now and end this government intrusion into your Christmas celebrations!

We will deliver the survey results to President Obama and Congress before Christmas, December 25th. And when they see what you have to say, it could have a significant effect on how our elected leaders treat Christianity in this country. Why?

Because 83% of Americans are Christians, and we are fed up with them marginalizing our religion, allowing us to be discriminated against while they promote other religions, and we are tired of them taking Christ out of Christmas.


And we vote.

The midterm elections put Washington on notice: the people are watching. Standpac will do everything in its power to remove leaders from office who do not hold Christianity as the foundation of this country, and who support efforts to remove Christ and Christmas from America.

This survey is your chance to drown out the atheist voices that want to pretend America is not a Christian nation. This survey is your chance to tell Congress how you really feel about the government trying to threaten your Christianity, especially at this blessed time of year.

Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16)


My request to you is that you fill out this survey and make a donation of $10, $20, $50 or even $100 to help Standpac defeat officials who want to hush Christian voices in America and eliminate Christmas celebrations. More powerful than our discontent is a strong financial footing so we can get rid of those in government who are denying Christianity its place in America. Your donation will help me get the survey results to President Obama and every member of Congress, so they will know exactly what you think of their religious suppression.


They are offended by Christianity—but we are OFFENDED BY THEM and we will kick them out of office!


Please fill out the survey and donation form NOW
to make sure your opinion is counted. Don’t save it for later, because this is a busy
time of year, and you may forget!
It will only take a moment to let President Obama and Congress know that Christ belongs in the Christmas season
and all the wonderful traditions that accompany this time of year.

Do you believe we should REMOVE elected officials from office who REMOVE Christ from America’s culture? If so, please STAND with me and help me kick these bums out. Please give your financial help to get these survey results to Obama and Congress, and give a little extra to help me kick the anti-Christian bums out of office!

Thank you for helping me continue my fight for Christianity across America as we work to protect the values of this great nation!

For God & Country,

E. W. Jackson, Sr.

Executive Director, STANDPAC


CHRISTIANITY UNDER ATTACK Survey

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believe. (Romans

1:16)

S.T.A.N.D. is a grassroots organization led by Bishop E.W. Jackson, Sr., dedicated to bringing people back to the Judeo-Christian
values that made America the greatest country ever known, and uniting people across racial and cultural lines as “One Nation Under God.”

Nov 012010
 

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