Monday, April 25, 2011


The story goes like this. When Joseph from Arimathea arrived home one Friday night many years ago, he told his wife that he gave their tomb to someone to use.

She got upset and said to him, "how could you do that? After all the time and money you spent building it. It was just finished and has never been used. What are we going to use now for our selves ?"

Joseph just said, “don't worry, it's only for the weekend.”

Friday, April 22, 2011

Together Again

Together Again

Today, my step-father, passed into the arms of Jesus. He died peacefully in his sleep this afternoon. My mom died in 2002, and it has been a long time without her. My sister said he was talking to her yesterday, and then he asked where she had gone. Toni told him that she was waiting for him. That seemed to calm him.

He has been dad to my twin sister and me for over 65 years. He met my mother in Denver, and they fell madly in love. They were 'soul mates' before 'soul mates' were made popular.

He loved us as much as a father can love his children.

His life was full and rich with family, friends, and his country. He was in the Air Force. He was a pilot in the Korean War, WWII, and also served in Viet Nam. He was stationed at many bases in the United States. He died as a full Colonel. He served well!

We will miss him; his sense of humor, his love, his friendship, his companionship, his
thoughtfulness. He was artistic in his duck carving. He taught so many people how to do it too.

The 'dash' of his life was full of all the things that make life worth living. He was a loving son, a loving husband, the father of 4 children, Lana, Linda, Toni, and Steve. He has 9 grandchildren: Matt and Larry, Carole, Phillip, and Joshua, Erik and Christian, Christopher and Samantha. He also is survived by 19 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, and friends. He also leaves his special friend, Bev.

Thank you, dad, for your life. May our Lord welcome you home, and Rest In Peace.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

On My Father's Side

Getting ready for Resurrection Sunday!

What a wonderful song.


This is totally amazing. Be sure to read it. Talk about clever and to the point!!!
Never heard it put quite like this before
The Maker of all human beings (GOD) is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart.
This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units. This defect has been technically termed "Sub-sequential Internal Non-Morality," or more commonly known as S.I.N., as it is primarily expressed.

Some of the symptoms include:
1. Loss of direction
2. Foul vocal emissions
3. Amnesia of origin
4. Lack of peace and joy
5. Selfish or violent behavior
6. Depression or confusion in the mental component
7. Fearfulness
8. Idolatry
9. Rebellion
The Manufacturer, who is neither liable nor at fault for this defect, is providing factory-authorized repair and service free of charge to correct this defect.
The Repair Technician, JESUS, has most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs. There is no additional fee required.
The number to call for repair in all areas is: P-R-A-Y-E-R.
Once connected, please upload your burden of SIN through the REPENTANCE procedure. Next, download ATONEMENT from the Repair Technician, Jesus, into the heart component.

No matter how big or small the SIN defect is, Jesus will replace it with:
1. Love
2. Joy
3. Peace
4. Patience
5. Kindness
6. Goodness
7. Faithfulness
8. Gentleness
9. Self control

Please see the operating manual, the B.I.B.L.E. (BEST Instructions Before Leaving Earth) for further details on the use of these fixes.

WARNING: Continuing to operate the human being unit without correction voids any manufacturer warranties, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too numerous to list and will result in the human unit being permanently impounded. For free emergency service, call on Jesus.

DANGER: The human being units not responding to this recall action will have to be scrapped in the furnace. The SIN defect will not be permitted to enter Heaven so as to prevent contamination of that facility. Thank you for your attention!


P.S. Please assist where possible by notifying others of this important recall notice, and you may contact the Father any time by 'Knee mail'!

Because He Lives!
Thank you for reading this. If you think of it, please say a prayer for my step-dad, Tony. He is getting close to going to his Heavenly home. Pray for peace and quietness for him.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Dangerous Dihydrogen Monoxide

Dihydrogen monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and kills uncounted thousands of people every year. Most of these deaths are caused by accidental inhalation of DHMO, but the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide do not end there. Prolonged exposure to its solid form causes severe tissue damage. Symptoms of DHMO ingestion can include excessive sweating and urination, and possibly a bloated feeling, nausea, vomiting and body electrolyte imbalance. For those who have become dependent, DHMO withdrawal means death.

Dihydrogen monoxide:

* is also known as hydric acid, and is the major component of acid rain.

* contributes to the "greenhouse effect."

* may cause severe burns.

* contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape.

* accelerates corrosion and rusting of many metals.

* may cause electrical failures and decreased effectiveness of automobile brakes.

* has been found in excised tumors of terminal cancer patients.


Quantities of dihydrogen monoxide have been found in almost every stream, lake, and reservoir in America today. But the pollution is global, and the contaminant has even been found in Antarctic ice. In the midwest alone DHMO has caused millions of dollars of property damage.

Despite the danger, dihydrogen monoxide is often used:

* as an industrial solvent and coolant.

* in nuclear power plants.

* in the production of styrofoam.

* as a fire retardant.

* in many forms of cruel animal research.

* in the distribution of pesticides. Even after washing, produce remains contaminated by this chemical.

* as an additive in "junk-foods" and other food products.

Companies dump waste DHMO into rivers and the ocean, and nothing can be done to stop them because this practice is still legal. The impact on wildlife is extreme, and we cannot afford to ignore it any longer!


The American government has refused to ban the production, distribution, or use of this damaging chemical due to its "importance to the economic health of this nation." In fact, the navy and other military organizations are conducting experiments with DHMO, and designing multi-billion dollar devices to control and utilize it during warfare situations. Hundreds of military research facilities receive tons of it through a highly sophisticated underground distribution network. Many store large quantities for later use.


Act NOW to prevent further contamination. Find out more about this dangerous chemical. What you don't know CAN hurt you and others throughout the world.

(Note: Dihydrogen monoxide is another way of saying H20, or just plain water)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Pray for Obama

Psalm 109:8
We were in slow-moving traffic the other day and the car in front of us had an Obama bumper sticker on it. It read: "Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8".
My husband's Bible was lying on the dash board & he got it & opened it up to the scripture & read it. He started laughing & laughing. Then he read it to me. I couldn't believe what it said. I had a good laugh, too.

Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his office." KJV

At last - I can voice a Biblical prayer for our president!
Look it up - it is word for word! Let us all bow our heads and pray.
Now Brothers and Sisters, can I get an AMEN ????


Rose Is Rose - April 11, 2011

How long would we last without our computers?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Coupon for gas - REAL

I didn't realize it, but these coupons are good for one gallon of
gas at most retailers. I have seen them around, but until recently
never took advantage of them, I never realized their actual worth.

You probably have one or two just lying around somewhere,
Now is the time to use them before they lose their value, and it's
too late!!


Yeah, I was curious and got suckered by it too.
Smile, it ruins the day of those who have other plans for you...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Hulda Goossen, the best Mother In Law EVER!!

This pretty lady is my Mother in Law. Today is her 90th birthday. She has been a rock in our lives, and by that, I mean a good thing.

She was born to Peter and Anna Franz, the youngest of six children. She was raised on a farm in Thomas County, Kansas. She had a happy childhood.

She was joined in marriage to Cornelius D. Goossen on June 2, 1942. They were blessed with eight children. Her husband died on November 3, 1959, and she was left alone to raise her children. She did a fantastic job, and has children who are beautiful adults! She is the grandmother to 20 grandchildren and has 34 great-grandchildren. (If I counted wrong, blame it on MY age!)

Life was hard for her, but I have never known her to complain. She was always cheerful, and ready to help in any way she could. She has/had a great sense of humor! She loves laughing!

I married her oldest. An example of her humor: She was visiting after we'd been married a few months, and she took my husband aside and was talking to him. I could overhear what she told him, and she knew it.

She told him that if he didn't like my cooking, just call her and she would come and cook for him. Needless to say, I wasn't happy. She saw the look on my face, and then she finished her thought. She told my husband that she would cook for him the same way she cooked for her husband when they were first married....burned food, undercooked food, not enough food, and just any way food could be inedible. Then we all had a good laugh. She did that for all the other girls as they married into the family.

Mom's youngest child was born profoundly retarded, but mom loved her, and still loves her. She was always excited to tell anyone who would listen, the progress her daughter was making.

She is in a home now, but she loves her new 'home'! She loves her neighbor (roommate), the food, and everything about it. All of the help there love her too.

Her memory isn't the greatest, but she is cheerful. She loves her Lord, and is excited to go to Him.

Here is a picture of her, and her children. Her youngest is in a home and wasn't able to be with us that day.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Budget Pie

10 Commandments-Layman's

Post # 701!

Layman's 10 Commandments.
Great Reading.

Someone has written these beautiful words.

Must read and try to understand the deep meaning of it.

They are like the ten commandments to follow in life all the time.

1] Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a "steering wheel" that directs the right path throughout.

So a car's WINDSHIELD is so large & the rear view mirror is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, Look Ahead and Move on.

Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.

All things in life are temporary. If going well, enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong, don't worry, they can't last long either.

Old Friends are Gold! New Friends are Diamond! If you get a Diamond, don't forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a Base of Gold!

Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, "Relax, it's just a bend, not the end!

When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.

A blind person asked St. Anthony: "Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision!"

9] When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.

WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES, it takes away today's PEACE.
If you enjoyed this, please pass to others. It may brighten someone's day...

Friday, April 1, 2011

Offut Air Force Base


This is on Hwy 75 south. A farmer does it with his tractor and not sure if he uses a plow or a disc. He uses GPS to get the letters readable. He has done this every fall for several years now.
Here's the view from the flight pattern into OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE (Bellevue, NE., just south of Omaha). This is what our servicemen see when landing at Offutt AFB. Hat tip to the Bellevue farmer who made it happen

Okay e-mail buddies --and blogging buddies – let’s keep this going until everyone has seen it without the news media or TV help. Imagine how this must feel to all those servicemen seeing it for the first time.
It tells them that we do care and that we do support them. Let’s make it a BIG THANK YOU by sending it around the world and if you receive it more than once keep sending. After all, they stand in the line of fire more than once for us.
This should have made national news.