Sunday, May 2, 2010


A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As
the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about
so many things and various subjects.
When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said: 'I don't believe that God exists.'
'Why do you say that?' asked the customer.

'Well, you just have to go out in the
street to realize that God doesn't exist.
Tell me, if God exists,would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children?

If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain.

I can't imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things.'

The customer thought for a moment,
but didn't respond because he didn't
want to start an argument.

The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop.
Just after he left the barbershop, he
saw a man in the street with long,
stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard.

He looked dirty and unkempt. The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber:

'You know what? Barbers do not exist.'

'How can you say that?' asked the surprised barber. 'I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!'

'No!' the customer exclaimed. 'Barbers don't exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside.'
' Ah, but barbers DO exist! That's what happens when people do not come to me.'

'Exactly!' affirmed the customer. 'That's the point! God, too, DOES exist! That's what happens when people do not go to Him and don't look to Him for help.

That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world.'

Monday, January 18, 2010

2nd Amendment Vote

Obama's new Attorney General, Eric Holder, has already said this is one of his major issues.
This takes literally 2 clicks to complete. Please vote on this gun issue question with USA Today. It will only take a few seconds of your time. Then pass the link on to all the pro gun (& others, too) folks you know. Hopefully these results will be published later this month. This upcoming year will become critical for gun owners with the Supreme Court's accepting the District of Columbia case against the right for individuals to bear arms.

Here's what you need to do:

First - vote on this one.

Second - launch it to other folks and have THEM vote - then we will see if the results get published.

The Question is:
"Does the Second Amendment give individuals the right to bear arms?"

Click on the link below and PLEASE vote. - Quick Question

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Grandpa? Grandma?

After 7 months of sharing our lives with our oldest son, his wife and their son and 3 months with our daughter and her two rambuncious toddlers, we are coming to the realization that the "empty nest" is not a term we will be using to describe our lives any time soon. The crew will be coming soon to start repairing the damage to drywall, carpet & paint in the aftermath of the "Jones Gang".
We miss the little "demolition team" terribly since reuniting them with their daddy who was dodging bullets in Afghanistan before his return in early Dec. and we are looking forward to the time when they live closer then 1200 miles away (we made that trip 4 times last year).

Brayden (pictured above) DOES live much closer (15 min.) and we will be helping his mommy while she travels to Seattle off-n-on for the next couple months to get some mandatory training on a new computer system (normally, she tele-commutes from home).

Brayden LOVES his guitar. He also LOVES to climb up on the piano bench an pound an original composition of his own creation (with an ear-2-ear grin on his face). He's not bad on the drums, either.

Well, I always wanted to play in a rock band; maybe I'll just "grow my own" with the Grand-kids.