Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Lord's Prayer Cleverly Done

This is in two parts, 

The Prayer (in blue typeand GOD (in red type)  in response. 
It is very, very good.

Our Father Who Art In Heaven.


Don't interrupt me. I'm praying.

But -- you called ME!

Called you?
No, I didn't call you.
I'm praying.
Our Father who art in Heaven.

There -- you did it again!

Did what?

Called ME.
You said,
"Our Father who art in Heaven"
Well, here I am..
What's on your mind?

But I didn't mean anything by it. 
I was, you know, just saying my prayers for the day.
I always say the Lord's Prayer.
It makes me feel good,
kind of like fulfilling a duty.

Well, all right.

Go on.

Okay, Hallowed be thy name . 

Hold it right there.
What do you mean by that?

By what?

By "Hallowed be thy name"?

It means, it means . . good grief,
I don't know what it means.
How in the world should I know?
It's just a part of the prayer.
By the way, what does it mean?

It means honored, holy, wonderful.

Hey, that makes sense..
I never thought about what 'hallowed' meant before.
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in Heaven.

Do you really mean that?

Sure, why not?

What are you doing about it?

Doing? Why, nothing, I guess.
I just think it would be kind of neat if you got
control, of everything down here like you have up
there. We’re kind of in a mess down here you know.

Yes, I know;
but, have I got control of you?

Well, I go to church.

That isn't what I asked you.
What about your bad temper?
You've really got a problem there, you know.
And then there's the way you spend
your money -- all on yourself.
And what about the kind of books you read ?

Now hold on just a minute!
Stop picking on me!
I'm just as good as some of the rest
of those People at church!
Excuse ME..
I thought you were praying
for my will to be done..
If that is to happen,
it will have to start with the ones
who are praying for it.
Like you -- for example ..

Oh, all right. I guess I do have some hang-ups.
Now that you mention it,
I could probably name some others.

So could I.

I haven't thought about it very much until now,
but I really would like to cut out some of those things.
I would like to, you know, be really free.

Now we're getting somewhere.
We'll work together -- You and ME.
I'm proud of You..

Look, Lord, if you don't mind,
I need to finish up here.
This is taking a lot longer than it usually does.
Give us this day, our daily bread.

You need to cut out the bread...
You're overweight as it is.

Hey, wait a minute! What is this?
Here I was doing my religious duty,
and all of a sudden you break in
and remind me of all my hang-ups.

Praying is a dangerous thing.
You just might get what you ask for.
Remember, you called ME -- and here I am.
It's too late to stop now.
Keep praying.  ( pause . . )
Well, go on.

I'm scared to.

Scared? Of what?

I know what you'll say.

Try ME. 

Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.

What about Ann?

See? I knew it!
I knew you would bring her up!
Why, Lord, she's told lies about me, spread stories.
She never paid back the money she owes me.
I've sworn to get even with her!

But -- your prayer --
What about your prayer?

I didn't -- mean it..

Well, at least you're honest.
But, it's quite a load carrying around all that
bitterness and resentment isn't it?

Yes, but I'll feel better as soon as I get even with her.
Boy, have I got some plans for her.
She'll wish she had never been born.

No, you won't feel any better.
You'll feel worse.
Revenge isn't sweet.
You know how unhappy you are -- 
Well, I can change that..

You can? How?

Forgive Ann.
Then, I'll forgive you;
And the hate and the sin,
will be Ann's problem -- not yours.
You will have settled the problem
as far as you are concerned.

Oh, you know, you're right.
You always are.
And more than I want revenge,
I want to be right with You . . (sigh).
All right, all right . .
I forgive her..

There now!
How do you feel?

Hmmmm. Well, not bad.
Not bad at all!
In fact, I feel pretty great!
You know, I don't think I'll go to bed uptight tonight.
I haven't been getting much rest, you know.

Yeah, I know.
But, you're not through with your prayer, are you?
Go on.

Oh, all right..
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Good! Good! I'll do that.
Just don't put yourself in a place
where you can be tempted.

What do you mean by that?

You know what I mean.

Yeah. I know.

Go ahead. Finish your prayer.

For Thine is the kingdom,
and the power,
and the glory forever.

Do you know what would bring me glory --
What would really make me happy?

No, but I'd like to know..
I want to please you now.
I've really made a mess of things.
I want to truly follow you..
I can see now how great that would be.
So, tell me . . .
How do I make you happy?

YOU  just did.

Monday, March 29, 2010

A Jack Daniels Fishing Story

I went fishing this morning but after a short time I ran out of worms. Then I saw a deadly cottonmouth moccasin with a frog in his mouth. Frogs are good bass bait.

Knowing the snake couldn't bite me with the frog in his mouth I grabbed him right behind the head, took the frog, and put it in my bait bucket.

Now the problem was how to release the snake without getting bit. So, I grabbed my bottle of Jack Daniels and poured a little whiskey in its mouth. His eyes rolled back and he went limp. I released him into the lake without incident and carried on fishing using the frog.

A little later, I felt a nudge on my foot. There was that same snake with two frogs in his mouth.

Life is good in the South.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

No Toilet Paper

A little boy asked his teacher if he could go to the bath- room.
She said yes.
When he went to wipe his fanny there was no toilet paper so, he used
his hand.
When he got back to class, his teacher asked, "What do you have in
your hand?"
The boy said, "A little leprechaun and if I open my hand he'll get
scared away."
He was then sent to the principal's office and the principal asked
him, "What do you have in your hand?"
The little boy said, "A little leprechaun and if I open my hands
he'll get scared away."
The principal got mad and yelled, "Open your hands NOW!"
He did and the little boy said, "Oh great , now look what you did,
you scared the shit out of him!"

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Please Feed the Chickens!!

Well, we are in between for a bit.  Getting some chores done, catching up with ourselves and Camper, Car, Truck Maintenance.  Some restocking, crafting, and creating are in order.  We may take a trip up to some land in Georgia that we have been invited to for a gathering, as a Get-A-Way from this Flori-DUH stuff for a while. 

We are staying in a Flakey Network area so Phone Calls and Internet are Completely Intermittent.  So Please be patient with responses.  I will Fertilize your crops and feed your Chickens as much as I can, but it is like Dial up out here!!  PLEEEEZ take a look at my Facebook Note explaining how to hide your game posts from people who really don't want to see them.  Trust me you will keep your non-gamer friends Happier if you take the time to do this with ALL your Games and Apps!! See the post here:


Working on the lineup of Pow wows for the Summer Run, so check the dot com for listings.  I am also working on the Artfire.com store, I went Premium so I am trying to get the most out of it.  I highly recommend the FREE store to try it, AND if you are interested in Premium, just let me know I have some referrals that it will cost you $12 instead of $16 per month!!  As I say, I think it is worth it, I have sold a few items already and there are other perks to the Paid store that I have put to work connecting with my dot com.  So visit the shop here:



It's starting to dry out here and there is plenty of outside work to do, so I am going to sign off for now. 

Much Love and many prayers


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Holy Alphabet....This is Beautiful

Whoever came up with this one

must have had some Divine guidance!

Although things are not perfect
ecause of trial or pain
ontinue in thanksgiving
o not begin to blame
ven when the times are hard
Fierce winds are bound to blow

God is forever able
old on to what you know
magine life without His love
oy would cease to be
eep thanking Him for all the things
ove imparts to thee
ove out of " Camp Complaining "
o weapon that is known
n earth can yield the power
raise can do alone
Quit looking at the future

Redeem the time at hand
tart every day with worship
o "thank" is a command
Until we see Him coming

Victorious in the sky
e'll run the race with gratitude
alting God most high
es, there'll be good times and yes some will be bad, But....
Zion waits in glory...where none are ever sad!


“I AM Too blessed to be stressed!”


The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is the distance between your knees and the floor. 
The one who kneels to the Lord can stand up to anything.


Love and peace be with you forever, Amen


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Twister Visit at Thundering Spirit!

This pow wow is our Hometown Family Pow wow and we work all weekend, so I wasn't able to get any pics or video, BUT I was fortunate to get pictures of an Awesome Twister that appeared.  After researching and interviewing I got many accounts of where it started and the path it took before it came across in front of my shop, so I will tell the tale!

The Twister began at the entrance gate, two Jingle Dress Dancers came in and insisted on paying.  Dancers in Regalia are normally allowed in Free, but they were adamant about paying to enter.  It was after they entered that the Twister began by swinging the entrance gate wide open and then slamming it closed.  (as told by Terry Renninger )  The twister then went toward the southwest side of the vendor circle and picked up a trash can as if someone had lifted it, tipped it and threw all the trash in it into a certain vendor's booth then tipped the can back and set it down as it was.  (as told by Utah Farris)  It was later found that this particular vendor may have broken the 'no imports' rule.... Hmmmmm...........

It then spun around a bit around the committee booth and came up the west side of the vendor circle.  It headed for the dance circle through a crowd of dancers and visitors that were crowded around to watch the dance.  It took a few folding chair covers and a lot of other debris and took it way up into the sky.  It stopped right at the West gate of the dance circle and did not enter and headed around to the northwest side.  Tony Ledford relayed an account that a woman's Dance fan had been taken up and they watched it go 8 times higher than the cell tower and took it the entire ride, which they later found it in the woods off to the northeast side of the pow wow and returned it to the person.  I actually got a picture of the beginning of this fans journey!

By this time it was right in front of my view, the children were running in circles within the Vortex with all the debris and laughing.  Then it headed for a screen tent that was set up and as it neared it pulled the tent pegs out and they flew at the children which made them rethink the playing in it (we scolded the child in particular that was a part of our extended family) 


At that point Ed Winddancer (in Full Regalia was walking over to his tent which was right next to this one.  Well Let's just say they don't call him Winddancer for nothing   Because the twister went around and in between there and the drum arbor. 

At this point it was at the north side of the circle and heading to the northeast into the demonstration village.  I should have followed and continued to take pictures, but was in such awe of what I witnessed and thankful. 

It passed right by Arvel Bird's tent as well untouched, on it's way to the village.  It really was an Awesome encounter and everyone was touched by it - even if their eyes are still not opened... even if they don't know it... even if they don't want it... take it as you "think" you know it BUT it's Not about YOU...  The TRUTH will set you FREE

And now [men] see not the bright light which [is] in the clouds: but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them. ~Job 37:21

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thundering Spirit Family Pow Wow

We are here in Mount Dora, Florida setting up for the Thundering Spirit Family Pow Wow This is Always a GREAT Pow wow with AWESOME entertainment.  Arvel Bird will be here along with Jackie Bird (No Relation LOL)  Oh ya and Ric Bird (also No Relation) and his Bird Chopper Drum.  There will be at least 4 Drums !! Yona and his boys will be drumming and of course our Local boys the Family Drum and some New Kids in town from Tennessee called Southern Echo.  I will do my best to get pics and videos, but with hubby being the Firekeeper here I will be busy in the shop (So stop in and say hello!)  That's Right, this pow wow has a Fire in the center of the Circle that is kept All Weekend Long!!  Please visit the website at the link above for all the details and directions on how to get here.

Trust me you don't want to Miss this one!!  See my you tube page for a video of a Night Intertribal dance from last year!! Lots of Dancers, Lots of entertainment, Lots of Drums, Lots of Artists, Traders, Vendors, Food, Storey tellers, Flutists, Primitive Encampments, Knapping Demonstations, TeePees, and Much Much More!