1…One + God is a majority
2…You must hate to lose, MORE that you hate the daily discipline it takes to Win !
3…Coincidence in God’s way of Revealing himself.
4…You can’t build a reputation on what your GOING to do.
5…Make decisions with Ice water in your veins, THEN carry them out with emotions.
6…Under Promise, Over Deliver.
7…Remember, Deception and Lies are a major component of warfare strategy.
8…Difficulties, hardships and challenges cause some people to break… Others to break records.
9…Attitude is that “single string” that cripples my progress or keeps me going.
It alone assaults my Hope… or fuels my fire.
10…Second place is the first loser.
11…Those who say it can not be done, should get out of the way of those of us doing it.
12…The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
13…Work like you don’t need the money,
Love like you’ve never been hurt,
Dance like nobody?s watching !
14…I did the thing I fear the most, excuse me while I cheer …
now I stand a stronger soul, and all I lost was Fear !
15…In the land of the Blind, the One Eyed Man is King .
16…Every set back,
is a set up,
for a comeback!
17…The most powerful word…is word of mouth.
18…You only get ONE chance to make a first impression.
19…Many Marriages would be better,
if the husband & wife clearly understood they were on the same side.
20…A friend is a present you give yourself.
21…Do Not Drink and Drive !
22…It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
23…When faced by the enemy … never flinch, never wary, never despair.
24…If God is your co-pilot, switch seats. ( HIS Will be done, not yours !)
25…Don’t fight the battle if you can’t win the war!
26…Your sense of self, must be greater, than your sense of others.
27…No one was ever honored for what they receive, Only for what they have given.
28…Thought, not money is the real business capitol.
29…If you continue to do what you have always done …
you’ll continue to get what you have always gotten.
30…The Truth shall set you free!
31…Wise Men Still Seek Him.
32…Never assume malaise when incompetence will suffice.
33…Trust, But Verify!
34…”When it doubt…hear God whisper…” I Got It ! ”
35…” Wisdom. It’s not something you say, it’s something you hear ! ”
36…”To truly Serve your fellow man,
Seek first to understand… rather than to be understood.”
37…I always believed in God…NOW, I know he believes in me.”
38…“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
39… ”Sometimes in life our blessings come early. Sometimes they come late.
But they always come and they’re always on time.”
40…”God does not call the equipped–he equips the called.
(He is not searching for ability, but for availability.)
41…”Never say or do anything while dating…
you would not be willing to say or do…
…the rest of you’re married life.”
#42 Never allow someone to be your prirority while allowing yourself to be their option.
#44 Your strengths will take you only as far as your weakness will allow.
#45 Exalt the Glory of the Father without wasting a word.
#46 Obedience is not confining; just the opposite.
It is liberating to live by your convictions,
…instead of your fears.
#47 Salvation only comes before Sobrity in the dictionary.
#48 Dont ever be so Heavenly Minded
…that you are no Earthly Good.
#49 “Live a life that when you rise every morning and your feet hit the
Floor…The Accuser says “Crap, he’s up again.”
Macism’s that deserve an HONORBLE MENTION !
Outrage only goes 1 direction with liberals.
Never accept your opponent’s premise,
Instead,reverse your opponent’s premise…and use it against them.
~Tolerance is the virtue of a man with no convictions” ( Thanks Christina )
“Suspicion often creates what it suspects.”
C.S. Lewis, Screwtape letters
Every Man has 3 battels to fight…
A battle to fight
A Beauty to rescue
An Adventure to Live!
Every Man Has A Purpose in Life: what’s yours?
The decision to abstain, or use birth control… lies with all men & women.
The decision to kill another person, should not.
By Robert Service
It’s easy to fight when everything’s right,
And you’re mad with thrill and the glory;
It’s easy to cheer when victory’s near,
And wallow in fields that are gory.
It’s a different song when everything’s wrong,
When you’re feeling infernally mortal;
When it’s ten against one, and hope there is none,
Buck up, little soldier, and chortle:
Carry on! Carry on!
There isn’t much punch in your blow.
You are glaring and staring and hitting out blind;
You are muddy and bloody, but never you mind.
Carry on! Carry on!
You haven’t the ghost of a show.
It’s looking like death, but while you’ve a breath,
Carry on, Ric! Carry on!
And so in the strife of the battle of life
It’s easy to fight when you’re winning;
It’s easy to slave, and starve and be brave,
When the dawn of success is beginning.
But the man who can meet despair and defeat
With a cheer, there’s the man of God’s choosing;
The man who can fight to Heaven’s own height
Is the man who can fight when he’s losing.
Carry on! Carry on!
Thing never were looming so black.
But show that you haven’t a cowardly streak,
And though you’re unlucky you never are weak.
Carry on! Carry on!
Brace up for another attack.
It’s looking like hell, but – you never tell.
Carry on, Colonel! Carry on!
There are some who drift out in the desert of doubt
And some who in brutishness wallow;
There are others, I know, who in piety go
Because of a Heaven to follow.
But to labor with zest, and to give of your best,
For the sweetness and joy of the giving;
To help folks along with a hand and a song;
Why, there’s the real sunshine of living.
Carry on! Carry on!
Fight the good fight and true;
Believe in your mission, greet life with a cheer;
There’s big work to do, and that’s why you are here.
Carry on! Carry on!
Let the world be the better for you;
And at last when you die, let this be your cry!
Carry on, my soul! Carry on!
Thanks Harry Rossander!
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened,
ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
A paraprosdokianis a figure of speech in which the latter part of a
sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the
reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect, sometimes producing an anticlimax.
…thanks Don Beal
Ø I asked God for a bike,
but I know God doesn’t work that way,
so I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.
Ø The last thing I want to do is hurt you,
but it’s still on the list.
Ø If 2 people always agree…
1 of them is not necessary.
Ø We never really grow up,
we only learn how to act in public.
Ø War does not determine who is right –
only who is left.
Ø Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit;
Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
Ø Evening news is where they begin with,
and then proceed to tell you…why it isn’t.
Ø To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism;
To steal from many is research.
Ø A bus station is where a bus stops.
A train station is where a train stops.
On my desk, I have a work station.
Ø Dolphins are so smart, that within a few weeks
of captivity, they can train people to stand,
on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.
Ø I thought I wanted a career,
turns out I just wanted pay checks.
Ø A bank is a place that will lend you money,
if you can prove that you don’t need it.
Ø Whenever I fill out an application,
in the part that says…
“In an emergency, notify”:
” I put “DOCTOR”.
Ø I didn’t say it was your fault<
I said I was blaming you.
Ø Why does someone believe you when you say
there are four billion stars,
but check when you say the paint is wet?
Ø Why do Americans choose from just two people
to run for president and 50 for Miss America ?
Ø A clear conscience is usually the sign
of a bad memory.
Ø You do not need a parachute to skydive.
You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
Ø The voices in my head may not be real,
but they have some good ideas!
Ø Always borrow money from a pessimist.
He won’t expect it back.
Ø A diplomat is someone who can tell you
to go to hell in such a way,
that you will look forward to the trip.
Ø Money can’t buy happiness,
but it sure makes misery easier to live with.
Ø I discovered I scream the same way
whether I’m about to be devoured by a
great white shark or if a piece of seaweed
touches my foot. Ø
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What ever gets measured…gets DONE !
Actions speak louder than words .
Say the “next” right thing.
Be a “Conversation Starter” not a “Conversation Stopper!”.
” You Must Seek to Understand…
Before You Seek to be Understood ! “
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God,
then we will be a nation gone under.
What would the Ten Commandments have looked like if Moses ,
had run them through the US Congress.
All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
“Status Quo” is Latin for… ” the mess we’re in “.
We will always remember.
We will always be proud.
We will always be prepared,
so we will always be free.
“Show Class, not A** “ ( from Gena Blaser 12/31/10 )”
I always believed in God.
NOW, I know he believes in me.”
“Be Pleasently Persistant…
Overly Obnioxious!” ( Thanks Riles )
“If two people always agree, one of them isn’t necessary.”
The following are contributed by Steve Deace:
“No enactment of man can be considered law unless it conforms to the law of God.” Blackstone
“Aim for heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim for earth and you will get neither.” C.S. Lewis
“I should no more defend the Bible then I would defend a caged lion.
Let the lion out of its cage and it will defend itself just fine.”
“A government big enough to supply you with everything you need is a government big enough to take away everything that you have.”
“If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.”
“I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.”
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.”
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[k] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
Dedicated to My wonderful neighbors.
So Blessed to have such good people to listen to, while they discuss themselves…
“How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg?
Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.”
— Abraham Lincoln
You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you. Greg Brockman
” You tell ‘em I’m coming… and hell’s coming with me, you hear? ”
“”Be who you are,
and say what you feel,
because those who mind, don’t matter,
and those who matter…
“Be yourself: everyone else is taken”….. thanks Deserae Cooper-Long
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” ~Thomas Edison
If you can’t be a a good example… be a tragic reminder!
Hey, Mr. Grumpy Gills. When life gets you down, wanna know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim. Swim.” – Dory, Finding Nemo
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
Psalm 46: 1
I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.
shared by Phil Harrington
An atheist was seated next to a little girl on an airplane and
he turned to her and said, “Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker
if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”
The little girl, who had just started to read her book,
replied to the total stranger, “What would you want to talk about?”
“Oh, I don’t know,” said the atheist. “How about why there is
no God, or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?” as he smiled
“OK,” she said. “Those could be interesting topics but let me
ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same
stuff – grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns
out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that
The atheist, visibly surprised by the little girl’s
intelligence, thinks about it and says, “Hmmm, I have no idea.”
To which the little girl replies, “Do you really feel qualified
to discuss why there is no God, or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after
death, when you don’t know S#*t ?”
And then she went back to reading her book.
?”Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.”
contributed from from Jaci Reichert
Book Club ‘isms
1 day at a time.
You can drink at midnight…just go to bed at 11:30 and Pray you don’t wake up till morning.
“You’re no prize either”
Think through the First Drink
Play out the movie till the end.
You can’t “think” you’re way out of an emotional state…you have to “act” upon it.
SOBER: son of a bitch…everything real !
You have seen you’re best work….it isn’t good.
We are only as sick as our secrets
Humility is being Teachable.
If you can’t be a a good example… be a tragic reminder!
Most of what we “worry about”…Never Happens
Expectations are Premeditated Resentments.
The reward of living a simple life…is living a simple life.
I’m allergic to Alcohol.
Nothing pays off like restraint of Pen and Tongue.
Time is a gift, not a threat.
Don’t make amends till you can stay on your side of the street.
FEAR” False Events Appearing Real
I always believed in God…This program taught me He Believes in Me !
Forgiveness is giving up Hope that the past will be different.
I have to live in a way that there is NOTHING Alcohol will fix.
When doing step 8…act like there is NO Step 9.
God is hopelessly in love with me.
An “attempt” to pray…IS PRAYER !
Say the next right thing
Things that get measured…get done.
If it wasn’t for the thought, where would the victory be?
The “committee” in your head is the voice of the accuser.( Satan )
Mercy always triumphs over Judgment.
A banana never gets “peeled” when it stays in the bunch. ( AA unity)
Don’t believe everything you think.
The only proper use of your Will…is to serve others.
Criticism with out love is “cruelty”.
Crow tastes much better fresh. ( 10th step)
If you can’t say…”God & I are going to do this”…then don’t do it.
The word “BUT” is a verbal eraser.
Marriages and family are a “Petri Dish” for resentments..
Character defines your fate.
Save the best for your spouse.
Don’t run FROM Alcohol…run towards God.
Faith is knowing that what you “need”… will be there when you NEED it !
We can do…what I can not.
Where Was God on 911 ?
‘MEET ME IN THE STAIRWELL’
You say you will never forget where you were when
you heard the news On September 11, 2001.
Neither w ill I.
I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room
with a man who called his wife to say ‘Good-Bye.’ I
held his fingers steady as he dialed. I gave him the
peace to say, ‘Honey, I am not going to make it, but it
is OK..I am ready to go.’
I was with his wife when he called as she fed
breakfast to their children. I held her up as she
tried to understand his words and as she realized
he wasn’t coming home that night.
I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a
woman cried out to Me for help. ‘I have been
knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!’ I said.
‘Of course I will show you the way home – only
believe in Me now.’
I was at the base of the building with the Priest
ministering to the injured and devastated souls.
I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He
heard my voice and answered.
I was on all four of those planes, in every seat,
with every prayer. I was with the crew as they
were overtaken. I was in the very hearts of the
believers there, comforting and assuring them that their
faith has saved them.
I was in Texas , Virginia , California , Michigan , Afghanistan .
I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news.
Did you sense Me?
I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew
every name – though not all knew Me. Some met Me
for the first time on the 86th floor.
Some sought Me with their last breath.
Some couldn’t hear Me calling to them through the
smoke and flames; ‘Come to Me… this way… take
my hand.’ Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me.
But, I was there.
I did not place you in the Tower that day. You
may not know why, but I do. However, if you were
there in that explosive moment in time, would you have
reached for Me?
Sept. 11, 2001, was not the end of the journey
for you. But someday your journey will end. And I
will be there for you as well. Seek Me now while I may
be found. Then, at any moment, you know you are
‘ready to go.’
I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.
“What a great country we live in to share such differences. But when 1 opinion “labels” the other’s ”HATE”…then the course of the discord is bound to become neither productive or very grown up.” Abe Lincoln
?*** Adult Truths ***
1. Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.
3. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.
5. How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
6. Was learning cursive really necessary?
7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5.
I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
9. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired.
10. Bad decisions make good stories.
11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know
that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don’t want to have to restart my collection…again.
13. I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me…
if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report
that I swear I did not make any changes to.
14. I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone
…just so I know not to answer when they call.
15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday
night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay’s.
17. I wish Google Maps had an “Avoid Ghetto” routing option.
18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
19. How many times is it appropriate to say
“What?” before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear or understand
a word they said?
20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars
team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!
21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants?
Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
22. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone,
and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey – but I’d bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away,
23. The first testicular guard, the “Cup,” was used in Hockey in 1874
and the first helmet was used in 1974.
Does that mean it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.
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Christian right ignorant , or just completely off track about their own prophet and not practicing what he preached. See how say inflammatory things that are a sound bite doesn’t ever help. But you keep on preaching it. Are you a pastor
. Great way to spread your message, about Christ’s love for us by telling people you disagree with, that they are ignorant. I am really glad I do not attend your church.
Brad Overholser on Face book 9/24/2011
abandoned myself to Jesus Christ.”
The bible on one page:
Tell me and I forgot…
Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I learn.
It is interesting to note that God has always referred to His Spirit in terms of the wind.
When Jesus poured out His Spirit on his followers he breathed on them.
When the Holy Spirit poured out on the masses in Acts 2…
it came with the sound of a gale force wind.
God’s Spirit blows where it will.
It cannot be seen, but the effects of its presence become obvious to those in its midst and in its wake.” 10/17/2011
Tom Vander Well
I’m never quite sure how a work of art is going to be received. As much as I would like to credit myself for a job well done, it is all Christ working through me that makes anything lasting possible. Jesus always brings us to a place far beyond ourselves where all reasonable explanations fail and we can only attribute circumstances to His presence. I really struggled with that painting and prayed many times asking God to make something good out it, something that would bless someone else. Apparently that’s just what He did. How does it feel to be an answer to prayer?
Mike Brangoccio 10/17/11
An Obituary printed in the London Times…
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us
for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long
ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such
valuable lessons as:
– Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
– Why the early bird gets the worm;
– Life isn’t always fair; and
– Maybe it was my fault.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can
earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge). His health began
to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in
place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a
classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher
fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they
themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even
further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or
an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and
wanted to have an abortion.
Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals
received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you
couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you
for assault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to
realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was
promptly awarded a huge settlement.
Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife,
Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.
He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights I Want It Now; Someone Else Is To
Blame; I’m A Victim
Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
You have been included into a special group of “wise ones” who have contributed to My Spiritual Journey. As I result of your influence in my life, I have begun a collection of writings I call “Macisms.” Even though I wrote very few of them, what you and others have written or shared with me has touched me and fed my transformation to
“All In For God.”
( If you choice to not have your quote included, I’ll honor your request joyfully!)
This “patch work of God’s Little Messages to all of us”…Macisms, are
“nuggets of wisdom” that have touched my journey with my Father God.
If you ever have time, I’d love for you to be my guest on our show…
” The View From A Pew”…is a part of the Truth Network and can be heard locally on 99.3 FM and at “The View From A Pew .com”
Just click “watch now”….and choose previously recorded shows.
(in blue) Or choose a topic and “search” for that conversation.
Any day from 3-4pm Studios on the Skywalk in The Hub Tower across from Palmers Deli.
Let me know if that is an interest to you.
BTW…Guests may pick show topis if they choose…
so I ask:
What question has God placed on your heart…what’s your passion?
No more “secular talk”…
I’m “All In” for God now. On an incredible journey of
“crock pot transformation” ( slow cook) that started May 10 2010. Thanks for sharing your words today. They Inspired such a blessing.
“I pay attention when a man claims to be God, performs miracles, and then rises from the dead.”
Matt Heerema 11/7/2011
Buddhas last words were to seek the Salvation only Christ can give us.
“”All compounded things are ephemeral; work diligently on your salvation.”
“You can search a lifetime for money and power, but your gift of love & loyalty will be the greatest gift you’ll give to you’re fellow man.” Thanks Caree
Keep asking the right questions @ the right time in the right context.
Thanks Danielle Duggan
Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair. thanks Mr. Beckman. Priceless.
When you carry a Bible, the devil gets a headache. When you open it, he collapses. When he see’s you reading it, he faints. When he see’s you living it, he flees.
thanks Katherine Hanshaw
Only a closed mind is certain!
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 deep shit 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!
Bull Shit and brilliance only come with age and experience.
Thanks for sharing. Bravo! Abortions DO drive somewhere between 36% and 46% of the entire revenues of Planned Parenthood.
Furthermore, PP claims responsibility for 324,008 American deaths, meaning that they take more lives than the 9/11 tragedy every FOUR days.
For the paper:
J. Michael Mckoy ( age) rode his chariot to heaven on (date).
He was greeted by His Father God and a choir of Angles welcoming him home. While on his earthly journey, Mac Honored God, followed Jesus and served others…not as well as he would have liked, but better than he ever could have done without Jesus at his side. Mac believed in God every moment of his life and shared that relationship with anyone who would listen. Praise God for His amazing Grace because without it, a retched soul like Macs would never have everlasting life with His Father God.
For the website and other:
My Name is J. Michael Mckoy and I was born April 15th, 1959 in Omaha Nebraska
I was adopted at the age of 6 months by his parents, John and Ann Henderson and lived my first 18 years in Beatrice Nebraska, a community I had much love for. My favorite teachers included Mr. Bartles, Mr. Person and Mr. Tubbs. I loved Band, Theater, and making money. I have had a job since the age of 8 as a paper boy for the Beatrice Daily sun and many times increased my rout to increase my profits. I most usually won the top prize for the most sales for any fundraising campaign I participated in.
As President of the local German club, my fellow classmates raised enough funds to sponsor trips to Kansas City’s Worlds Of Fun…TWO years in a row.
When I turned 16 and could drive, I got my first job…I worked at Maxine’s Restaurant as a dish washer…and was fired 2 months into the job for “insisting to the owners I could RUN things better than they could”…a scene that would be a consistent affair in my working career until I was able to open my own business, which he did at the age of 21 in Marshalltown Iowa.
During the next 34 years of my life, I would own and operate 17 other business enterprises, earning millions of dollars and losing luckily, slightly less. I was a self made Entrepreneur.
I always jokes that the “most distinguishing characteristic of an Entrepreneur, was that we made “lousy employees.”
However, with out my Business Partner and “Brother” Pat McNulty, I would have been a miserable failure. Thanks Pat.
However, with all of my business experience aside, I was a radio man. I loved the business of communicating the opinions and Values of the Local Voice. Radio was “The Theater of the Mind”.
but I also loved the business and sales side of Radio. I was blessed to assist many Central Iowa Business in becoming “Some of The Best Business in our community.”
I also loved to be a part of his community by being a “voice” into our lives. From the original McKoy of the Famous “Hatfield and McKoy” morning show in the 70’s….80’s and 90’s…
to “Mac and Amy” on the “infamous” 107 DOT 5 KKDM.
From 1994 to the turn of the century, I was passionate about this new station and My staff of amazing broadcasters. They built 107 dot 5 from dist ( literally put the station on the sir) to the # 1 station in Des Moines.
In 2004 I began my Talk shows ( no music),
Mac and Mr, Fisher, Mac and Bradshaw and Macs World on 98.3 WOW FM.
But The broadcast opportunity I loved the most was my show
“The View From A Pew” heard from 2004 – 2011 on local radio and internet and then daily on The Truth Network.
In 2015 we re-introduced “Mac’s World” to the Centeral Iowa on 99.3.
Plus my national Show “Restoring Hope Live.
I am blessed to follow God’s Will for my life and the Lord lead me to a ministry that simply…
“Honored God, Followed Jesus and Served Others.”
I always felt God telling me my mission in life was…
1) find a life
2) make a difference
3) Do it again…
I always said I would not leave behind any buildings or streets with my namesake, but a legacy filled with people God touched through my Talk shows. I called those miracles…” Macisms” or “Nugget’s of Wisdom”. God would pass his wisdom through My Shows… to souls that needed to hear what God wanted for their lives.
I am blessed to see my programs:
Empower people to stop abusing drugs and Alcohol,
Halted them from committing suicide or other terrible crimes,
Saving marriages and relationships through out my listenership. The letters I have received through out my life are ones that shared with me how God used my programs to “Transform Their Lives”…
Those letters and the people that wrote them are my Legacy.
Thousands of lived touch by the Word of God thru My programs.
I loved my blended family.
My 4 kids:
Andrea Anderson Archer and her husband Steve,
Zac and youngest Samantha Henderson.
5 grandchildren, Alex, Luke, Sydne, Gibson, Riot and Everette.
A sister, Mary Henderson Barthel…that Loved me no matter what
I Love my family like Paul loved the church. With Stout and with Vigor…Protective and passionate.
There wasn’t a thing I wouldn’t do for my kids, but you’d have to tell me from time to time what they needed cause sometimes I was clueless.
Some will say I struggled with life, suffering with a mentel disability diagnosed as “Borderline Personality Disorder”.
It’s true, by by the Grace of God and my brothers and sisters of AA and my Church, I not only prevailed…but was victorious and lived a amazing life. I understood the suffering of addiction and felt I was called to serve these fellow men and women. God reached out a hand of prayer and serenity though me to so many. I hope I was always an example of God’s Makarios: God’s undying joy for others. I was excited by life because I know my life was God’s plan for me, and would not have changed a thing. I believed I had a purpose in life and that was to serve others. I figured out how to do this with an earthly perfection in my later years of my days on earth. I know that I have reached out and touched the face of God …I have heard Jesus say…well done my faithful son…well done.
Finally… my Hope is that you discover your Heavenly Fathers purpose and gifts for your life. When you do, use those gifts and share them “passionately” with the world.
Love, Live and Laugh and Forgive and you will live a joyous, peaceful life…and thanks for listening.
I loved my life and it would not have been this good with out YOU!
A Friend died and his spouse told me last week that the hardest thing she had to do was write his Obituary. SO I decided to make sure my wife didn’t have to suffer through that…SO I am witting my Obit. and I want your help. What’s the 1 thing you would say about me if you were writing by obit. Go Ahead…be honest. I can take it:
Diane Teppert, Tim Lloyd and 6 others like this.
Jon Clark: That you were a voice of courage in a chorus of cowards!
Shelly Doty: LOL ok, just kidding, really, how about, “I like to stir the pot”, on a serious note, I think writing and planning your own funeral is one of the greatest gifts of kindness you can give your family and it truly allows your life to be celebrated as you would like. Kudos to you for working on this.
Eric Wade: fought for others
Bob Ray: A fine republican man.
Judy Keyser: My mom wrote her own – and I loved that it was in her own words and spoke of what was special – things she loved and cared about. I want to write my own….
Teresa Turner-Carter: Amazing
Pam Warschkow Washington: You sharred so much of yourself…to so many. thanks
Tammi Schmid Parkhurst: Only met you through my cousin Brendans death but the words you spoke of him and the pain you felt as we did lead me to sum you up as loyal, caring, and a true friend!
Pierre Kellogg: You were true to yourself and did not compromise. Even though I did not agree a lot with your view point you have my respect.
Kelly Lindberg: You taught me the Gospel…saved my soul.
Amy Main: You see the potential in people, & then encourage them to see it in themselves.
And I thank you for that 🙂
Laura Lundberg: Mac McCoy was a man of passion. Passion for his family, his friends, his family, and his world. Faith in God led him on a path that touched many in their hearts and minds. While he may not have been able to save them all, he was able to guide them on their own paths to becoming wonderful people. One friend, an athiest, will always remember her friend Mac as the man that made her see that she could shuck the chains of what society expects and follow her heart.
And sometimes he was a jerk…but aren’t we all?
Just had to add some humor there or I would get sad.
Samantha Henderson: The Best Daddy ever.
John Hernandez: My life is better for having met you. I would think that holds true for every person that meets you.
Dolly Rae: Gee Mac, writing your own will be effortless after viewing your followers input. It’s obvious your friends online admire you!
Carolyn DeVries: You’re a very caring man even to strangers like me
March 24 2016
Tim Crooks: You are a brother in Christ, although this separation may hurt, it is only temporary. I know that I will see in you heaven and you will greet all of your friends and family as we all arrive.
Vinnie Vinson: For more fun, get Bradshaw to write it.
Karen Shattuck; Your Christian beliefs
James Sandin: A Valiant Voice for Values and Virtues.
Brian Keith: Mac was a man of authenticity and genuine character. Candid, compassionate, and, at times, a bit curmudgeonly. 😉 Passionate life-learner underscored by his exuberant sense of curiosity. Thoughtful and gentlemanly he possessed an uncommon commitment to self-improvement and to honing his own rough edges. He loved to laugh, never in a mean spirited way though, his humor was absent of malice. Mac was a deeply spiritual enthusiastic entrepreneur who readily met challenges with a “failure is not an option” approach. He was a loving family man who’s ‘family’ extended well beyond those to whom he was related.
Jenice Whisenand: Lover of Christ
Mike Housholder: My Brother in Christ
Betsy Frederes A numbers guy!
Maria McLeese: he baked fine chocolate chip cookies
Richard Basart: You stand by your friends through thick and thin, good and bad! Jan and I thank you for that Mac.
Cj McKoy: You are my Husband and my Soul Mate. I Love you. We will miss you when you are gone.
Stacie Beverlin: Yeah, Mac, where’s the dude who turns wrenches for Grease Monkey…I’d like to hear what he has to say…purely for my entertainment, of course. LOL!
Reverend Gary Moon: A Great Bible teacher.
Jaime Ridenour: Mac, when I met you back when u owned Kitty’s, Iguana Jakes and Autographs you always made sure everybody and anybody had fun! You made it a point to say hi to everyone and made everyone feel welcome. I remember you speaking your mind and never beating round the bush! Not to mention a very caring person!!
Bernard Harmeyer: Mac, I didn’t always agree with mac but I tell you one thing to be true, when God got ahold of mac wow !!!
A man of faith that inspired others to do better. He was a man that loved his family, friends, loved to encourage others and loved to talk about God. I loved to listen to mac debate issues on the radio and he wasn’t shy talking about his faith. And last I would say that mac made this world a better place and will miss him dearly !!
Curtis Benson: The truth is good, I would tell them how I felt about them. I would be sure to let them know that they were most important in my life and that I will always love them and be with them. But I would be sure that the hapiness they gave is mine forever.
LeAnn Coats: A great friend to our family.
Ed Snuffin: I’ve always thought that the best description of you was “survivor”. Not sure how well that would fly at your funeral! 😉
Jennifer Kilts: I would say that you were a great friend, someone that could motivate anyone to do anything, someone with high hopes and dreams, and a loving father and husband. Oh and an average poker player 😉 . miss u! lets play poker soon!
Kristie Gardner: Mac you have always been an inspiration and full of wisdom. You have gotten me thru some rough times, when I thought you might have been harsh u were looking out for me like a guardian angel. Everyone whos life you have touched is truly blessed.
Patti Ziegler: McCoy once helped me escape from my second floor apartment by jumping on the roof of his van, so my friend & I could escape from a boyfriend that was stalking her. A Friend doesn’t get more loyal than that. (true story.)
Sara Jo Rohlfsen: After that post, I would say you are a very brave man. I would also be inclined to say you never met a stranger.
Danielle Ahrenholtz Johnson Straight forward, honest, God loving man!
Mary Luxa: A wonderful, caring man, the type i wish I had married
Janet Kerkhoff Beck: Mac visited my husband while in the hospital and gave and showed us the love of Christ which was very comforting…. and still continued to give us a Hi at church… meant alot.
Deni Bash Hoffman :we’re going to miss you, j michael mc coy, but this I miss itching after a long bout of poisen ivy, so what do I know!lol
Jon Clark: JUST PLEASE DO US A FAVOR AND DONT DIE ANYTIME SOON!!!
Mike Ahmed: allways hungry for the truth!!!
Laura Lundberg: O and he had a pool…inside…so that made him cool.
Ron Novak: Mac, of all the things (Cute-Funny-Derogatory-Praise-etc) I could say, Having known and Loved you thru all these years, the thing that always stands out most in my mind when thinking about you is your true compassion and how you can instantly know and Judge people for their abilities and beliefs when they for the most don’t know themselfs. A true gift from God. Thanks for being you, I’ll stand as your witness on judgment day .
Bob Ervin I’m too late! It’s all been said!
” Pain Is Not Buried Dead…it’s Buried ALIVE”!
“When you come to the edges of your life…
You will either find firm ground…
or you’ll learn to fly.”
From Crystal Leto: Thanks!
“Gossip needn’t be false to be evil – there’s a lot of truth that shouldn’t be passed around.” Frank A. Clark
“If you can see yourself forgiving in five years, why wait?” Sandy B.
“Grow where you’re planted”
“Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected” Gandhi
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Lao Tzu
“Pushing past the insecurity of doing the wrong thing, I did something.” Sarah Wessling
“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
“Anytime I’m alone with my mind, I’m outnumbered. Unsupervised, my mind consists of a talkative, rowdy, unorganized group of personalities with no apparent plan or sense of direction.” Dr. Paul O.
“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
“When we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
“We need others. We need others to love and we need to be loved by them. There is no doubt that without it, we too, like the infant left alone, would cease to grow, cease to develop, choose madness and even death.” Leo F. Buscaglia
“I don’t wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone.” Javan
“The Twelve Steps are the biggest healing gift to the twentieth century.” Terry N
“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” Anonymous
“It’s not the situation that’s causing your stress, it’s your thoughts, and you can change that right here and now. You can choose to be peaceful right here and now. Peace is a choice, and it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.” Gerald Jampolsky
“What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what sort of person you are.” C.S. Lewis
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless–it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.” C.S. Lewis
“Reconciliation is to understand both sides; to go to one side and describe the suffering being endured by the other side, and then go to the other side and describe the suffering being endured by the first side.” Thich Nhat Hanh
“Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained” C.S. Lewis
“The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions.” Thich Nhat Hanh
“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.” Washington Irving
“We find comfort among those who agree with us – growth among those who don’t.”
Frank A. Clark
“If you hear that someone is speaking ill of you, instead of trying to defend yourself you should say “He obviously does not know me very well since there are so many other faults he could have mentioned.” Epictetus
“The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist; it is by the ideal that we live.” Victor Hugo
“A half truth is a whole lie.” Yiddish Proverb
“We do not see things as they are we see things as we are” The Thalmud
“A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we’re safe in our own paradise. Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we’re two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we’ve found the right person. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.” Richard Bach
“When you have come to the edge of all the light you have, and step into the darkness of the unknown, believe that one of the two will happen to you, either you’ll find something solid to stand on, or you’ll be taught how to fly!” Richard Bach
“Write on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” Richard Bach
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” – T.S. Eliot
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” Charles Dickens
“Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.” Author Unknown
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” Confucius
“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” Winston Churchill
“We’re not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be” C.S. Lewis
“Stop it. You know I’m a sympathetic crier. Just leave me be.” Psych
“If I’m not growing, I’m building a case.” Sharon C.
“Separate reeds are weak and easily broken; but bound together they are strong and hard to tear apart.” The Midrash
“If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.” Abraham Lincoln
“What breaks in a moment may take years to mend.” Swedish Proverb
“Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I really need it.” Swedish Proverb
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss
“the longest distance between any two points is the shortcut” unknown
“It’ll be OK.” Gary Padgett
“Remember the five dollar bill.” Gary Padgett
“Time for a french fry break.” Gary Padgett
“If you work on your mind with your mind, how can you avoid an immense confusion?” Seng-ts’an
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“Your head is like the top of a tree in a storm. I would not stay there.” Thich Nhat Hanh
“Do all things with love.” Og Mandino
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.” Mother Teresa of Calcutta
“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.”
Charles R. Swindoll
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.” Charles R. Swindoll
“There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, “All right, then, have it your way” C.S. Lewis
“It is another’s fault if he be ungrateful; but it is mine if I do not give.” Seneca
“Do or do not. There is no try.” Yoda
“Life is too important to take seriously.” Corky Siegel
“Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior.
You are… beneath the thinker.
You are… the stillness beneath the mental noise.
You are… the love and joy beneath the pain.”
“On second thought,
it is just easier to censor myself,
for fear of someone not being able to see through their own issues,
to understand the facts.”