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  1. Tom commented on For Heaven's Sake over 3 years ago

    I agree. Much better to occupy a church pew than a park bench / on a weekly basis than a one-time shot / to plead witrh our gracious God than the uncaring government / to beg for mercy than demanding more money.

  2. Tom commented on Wizard of Id about 4 years ago

    What is the longest sentence in the English language? –“I do.”

  3. Tom commented on 2 Cows and a Chicken about 4 years ago

    Yes, Chicken, sometimes it is. But He has revealed Himself in His Word. And if you really study the Bible - not just a sentence here or there - and really listen to what it is saying to you, you’ll get a pretty good “handle” on who God is and on what His will is for you. Just give Him time to speak to your heart. Often times, though, He has to wait for you to first realize that your “solutions” don’t work before you are willing to accept any “outside” advice.

  4. Tom commented on Wizard of Id about 4 years ago

    Does it “sound better” when an expensive watch tells you what time it is? The time on my Timex is the same time as on that Rolex.

  5. Tom commented on 2 Cows and a Chicken about 4 years ago

    Chicken is probably trying to keep Donkey from falling into depression. Out in the cold and snow, hungry, perhaps lost, Donkey is on the verge of giving up. Chicken is trying to scare Donkey into sucking it up and getting with the program, changing his complaints into courage and his helplessness into hope. Sometimes it takes a verbal “shock treatment” to jump-start the willpower.

  6. Tom commented on 2 Cows and a Chicken over 4 years ago

    Steve, There will always be a few people who find offense where “none” was intended and “none” should be taken. We just went through and are still in the most “offensive” days of the year, namely, “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays.” I’m a Christian, and since it’s Christ’s birthday and that’s what I celebrate, I’m going to wish them a “Merry Christmas.” If someone wishes to be more politically - correct, well, then, wish them a “Merryappy Christoliday.” Of course, there still must be something “offensive” in that!

  7. Tom commented on Pickles over 4 years ago

    If Jesus truly is the reason for the season for YOU, then it is Christmas every day, in spite of the date on the calender or the displays in the store or what others do or don’t do. Christian joy runs much deeper than just a superficial, temporary happiness based on feelings which come and go, rise and fall. It’s an attitude anchored in the unchanging promises of a loving God who is continually making all things work together for our good.

  8. Tom commented on Reynolds Unwrapped over 4 years ago

    Most rural mailboxes are illegal, because they are erected on highway right-of-ways; most government officials just overlook that detail. Also, while plow drivers do not use mailboxes as ‘targets’, it is the weight of the rolling wet, heavy snow which takes out most mailboxes. Years ago I made a swing-away mailbox which eliminated that problem. Today you can buy a kit for that purpose at home centers or hardware stores.

  9. Tom commented on Close to Home over 4 years ago

    Soon to follow - artificial presents, artificial giving, artificial joy.

  10. Tom commented on Wizard of Id over 4 years ago

    At this time of the year, does he volunteer to help with “the hanging of the greens”?