A Very, Merry Barackmas

December 13, 2008
Flickr Photograph

You better watch out, you better not cry;
You better not shout, I’m telling you why;
The Chicago Machine is coming to town!

The Chicago Machine is coming to Washington! Why, you ask? Because the voters voted for them to come. The voters voted to CHANGE Washington. Here comes “change” you can believe in; “change” you can see, the “change” you’ve been wanting all the days of your lives.

The Chicago Machine Drives To Washingon

Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Machine

Obama and Blagojevich

The Obamas’ in Washington

The image, Obama Christmas Angel, is subject to copyright by Chantal Bennett & A Winsome Portrait. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by barneykin.



Father’s Day 2007

June 16, 2007

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”
~Ephesians 6:4

When I am:

  • Four years old: My daddy can do anything.
  • Five years old: My daddy knows a whole lot.
  • Six years old: My dad is smarter than your dad.
  • Eight years old: My dad doesn’t know exactly everything.
  • Ten years old: In the olden days, when my dad grew up, things were sure different.
  • Twelve years old: Oh, well, naturally, Dad doesn’t know anything about that. He is too old to remember his childhood.
  • Fourteen years old: Don’t pay any attention to my dad. He is so old-fashioned.
  • Twenty-one years old: Him? My Lord, he’s hopelessly out of date.
  • Twenty-five years old: Dad knows about it, but then he should, because he has been around so long.
  • Thirty years old: Maybe we should ask Dad what he thinks. After all, he’s had a lot of experience.
  • Thirty-five years old: I’m not doing a single thing until I talk to Dad.
  • Forty years old: I wonder how Dad would have handled it. He was so wise.
  • Fifty years old: I’d give anything if Dad were here now so I could talk this over with him. Too bad I didn’t appreciate how smart he was. I could have learned a lot from him.

Father’s Day Web Sites

What’s a Dad
Annie’s Fathers’ Day Page
Happy Father’s Day by Charlene
Dazzle Lady’s Father’s Day
Jess Cannon’s Home Page
Cyber Grandma’s Happy Father’s Day

Remember the Cross

April 8, 2007

Flickr Photograph

Remember the Promise of Resurrection. Remember the Cross on which Jesus died.

The image, Easter Remembered at Laurel Grove Church Ruins, Franconia, Virginia, is subject to copyright by barneykin. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by barneykin.

Chocolate Bunnies

April 5, 2007

Easter Bunnies

Giving Thanks in America

November 23, 2006

Is Thanksgiving as a holiday doomed to oblivion? Or will only the name be changed to something more appropriate for our changed nation and society?

I oft times wonder how long it can be before someone, somewhere will take to the American courts to have the national Thanksgiving holiday declared unconstitutional. After all, giving thanks for blessings is an act of supplication to the Almighty, an act that has been publicly banned now for a long time in our secular society.

However, the feeling of gratitude has been a part of our national character since its very founding. After the Declaration of Independence, the American Congress proclaimed days of fasting and of thanksgiving annually throughout the Revolutionary War. The first proclamation by Congress was dated May 17, 1776, calling for a “day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer” throughout the colonies. Congress urged fellow citizens to “confess and bewail our manifold sins and transgressions, and by a sincere repentance and amendment of life, appease his [God’s] righteous displeasure, and through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, obtain his pardon and forgiveness.” Massachusetts ordered a “suitable Number” of the proclamations printed so “that each of the religious Assemblies in this Colony, may be furnished with a Copy of the same” and added the motto “God Save This People” as a substitute for “God Save the King.”

Thanksgiving Day 1620-2005

Congressional Fast Day Proclamation, March 16, 1776

Thanksgiving Proclamation from a Wartime President

We Gather Together