Thursday, March 19, 2015

"Slurpy Waves" - Nearly Frozen Waves So Cool!

These are the coolest pictures ever!!  I just wish he had gotten some video of it!
CLICK HERE to see more of JDN Photos of the "slurpy waves".  
And he has LOTS!!

The Little Mermaid - An Amazing Story!

Little Shiloh Pepin has sirenomelia or "mermaid syndrome", a rare birth condition where her legs have been fused together at birth. In most cases, persons born with sirenomelia die at birth, or get surgery to separate the fused legs. Shiloh has defeated the odds in making it to her eighth birthday.

Sirenomelia, alternatively known as Mermaid Syndrome, is a very rare congenital deformity in which the legs are fused together, giving them the appearance of a mermaid's tail.

This condition is found in approximately one out of every 100,000 live births (about as rare as conjoined twins) and is usually fatal within a day or two of birth because of complications associated with abnormal kidney and urinary bladder development and function. More than half the cases of sirenomelia result in stillbirth and this condition is 100 times more likely to occur in identical twins than in single births or fraternal twins. It results from a failure of normal vascular supply from the lower aorta in utero.
This video is a complete documentry and it is 44 minuest and 57 seconds.

US Aircraft Carrier's power - Wow

This is great info to see and hear about . . . but should it be on the internet for ALL to see - even those we don't want to see?

Here's the link:

The Owl and The Cat

This is really something!!!

A SMILE For Your Day!!!

This is happiness expressed!!

Dog sees dad after he was gone for 6 months!

Argus Drone!

Here’s the future! 
What the drones overhead, at 17,000 feet, can see (down to a 6" image) and record.

Spy Drone Can See What You Are Wearing From 17,500 Feet!!!

Looking For A Laugh Today


Serenading the cattle with my trombone 
(Lorde - Royals)
Farmer Derek Klingenberg

Beautiful Thai Ad

One of the lessons I have learned in life
is that we are, our brother’s keeper!

Beautiful Thai Ad – REAL Life Insurance

Street Singer - A Flash Mob of One

Street Singer -  Chanteur de la rue
Beautiful setting – amoung shoppers hurrying by and they stop and listen to this beautiful song, sung by, what looks like a down and out stranger.

Beautiful!  Enjoy!

Martin Hurkens, You Raise me Up

1950s Santa Fe Rail Road Promo Film

Entertaining promotional film from the Santa Fe RR's golden era of passenger rail travel:
Santa Fe RailRoad "The Super Chief" - 1950's Passenger Trains in the USA


Incredibly Beautiful! 

I do not know which video this is!
I'll keep looking for it on youtube.


Try and figure this out!!!!

How does it work???

Memories . . . .

  This is so much fun!  You WILL enjoy this!  Oh YEAH! 
Enjoy.....where did the time and the good times go??

Sorry, I couldn't get this awesome video to upload,
but well worth your time!

The Jive Bunny Compilation -

You Are The Sum Of Your Choices" Paul Templer

Incredible, Inspiring Story . . . WOW!River Guide Swallowed By Hippo,
Tells Of Near-Death Experience 

Paul Templer: A Bad Day at the Office

October 2013

Painting of Jesus Emerging From Tomb--AWESOME

This is amazing...what an artist!  Hope you enjoy!

   To have such a gift and insight 
as this painter would be a privilege. 
The Resurrection is a 12 x 40 mural, 
oil on canvas. It is a depiction   
Of the moment of Jesus emerging from the tomb.   
This mural was commissioned by the 
Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas.

Ron DiCianni:  Painting the Resurrection

Check This Out! Alert On Credit Cards

This is from 2011 - so this may not be on the cards anymore,
since it was causing some serious problems!


Check your newer credit cards for the Wi-Fi Symbol on it.  
You need to watch the video below to really know why I sent 


Original Article Here
Published: 04/03/2014 at 8:05 PM
Amid the debate over Hollywood’s version of the Noah story, scientists in the United Kingdom have concluded the idea of a ship containing animal species and floating through a worldwide flood is possible.
“You don’t think of the Bible necessarily as a scientifically accurate source of information, so I guess we were quite surprised when we discovered it would work,” said Thomas Morris, 22, a student from Chelmsford who participated in the evaluation.
“We’re not proving that it’s true, but the concept would definitely work,” he said.
The results of the study were reported by the London Daily Mail.
The report said a group of fourth-year master’s students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester, using the dimensions in the Bible of 300 cubits by 50 cubits by 30 cubits, determined that Noah’s Ark would have floated with two of every animal on Earth inside.
The report said the students’ findings were released in a paper for the Journal of Physics Special Topics, a project of the school’s Department of Physics and Astronomy.
The Daily Mail said it was a separate matter whether nor not all of the animals would fit inside an Ark of the Bible’s dimensions. The physics students, the paper said, were simply calculating the Ark’s buoyancy.

Larry Stone, whose book “Noah: The Real Story” is a response to the new film, said studying the Ark and the Flood is “fun” because the Bible gives us very few details other than its size of 450 feet long by 75 feet wide by 45 feet high.
“We are left to figure out how Noah could have done most things. No one can say how many animals were on the Ark or how Noah fed them. No one knows. But we can say what these students said, ‘the concept would definitely work,” he said.
A cubit in the Bible is considered to be about 18 inches, the length of a man’s forearm.
Stone said the students based their calculations on an estimate Henry Morris and John Whitcomb made 50 years ago in ‘The Genesis Flood’ of 35,000 animals.
Researcher John Woodmorappe, meanwhile, has concluded that there would not have to be more than 16,000 animals. And Georgia Purdom says there would not have to be more than 2,000 to 3,000 animals.
“The key is what God means by ‘after their kind,’” Stone said. “Did Noah have to take two terriers, two pit bulls and two yellow Labradors or just two animals representing the dog family?”
Stone explained that while such research is interesting, there are many more questions.
“What did Noah feed the animals? Was there proper ventilation? What did Noah do with all the waste generated by the animals? How did Noah feed the animals? How did the animals get to the Ark? And there are answers to each one – not answers that say, ‘This is how Noah did do it,’ but answers that say, ‘This is how Noah could have done it … and, yes, the concept would definitely work.’”
The teacher, Mervyn Roy, told the Daily Mail the aim of the module is for the students to learn about peer review and scientific publishing.
“The students are encouraged to be imaginative with their topics, and find ways to apply basic physics to the weird, the wonderful and the everyday,” he sid.
The Hollywood project by Darren Aronofsky is a $130 million epic that collected about $43 million in opening weekend revenue.
It carries a disclaimer at the start stating it deviates from biblical truths.
But “Noah: The Real Story” includes everything you wanted to know about Noah, the Flood, the animals, the Ark and even the search for the Ark today.
For centuries, American monks, Russian soldiers, German scientists, an English politician, an American astronaut and a “Baywatch” star have looked for it.
“My book doesn’t deviate at all from the biblical tale,” said Stone.
He noted the script for “Noah” was “not written to cater to evangelical Christians.”
“It was written by two self-described ‘not very religious Jewish guys’ from New York City. The story written by Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel first appeared in a French-language graphic novel with a six-armed giant rock-angel on the cover. Noah was described by ‘Slashfilm’ as a ‘Mad Max-style warrior.’ The movie was written for an audience that loves graphic novels and ‘Mad Max’ (a 1979 Australian dystopian action film). There was then a huge effort to retrofit this movie to cater to evangelical Christians, but in the end, the Aronofsky story won out – and it’s a story that distorts the real point of the Bible’s account of Noah.”
Filled with fascinating stories, images, controversial details and thorough research, “Noah: The Real Story” answers many questions and includes Noah’s secret for surviving the end of the world.
Stone is also the author of “The Story of the Bible,” named one of the 10 best Christian books of the year, and “Women of the Bible.” He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and the University of Iowa School of Journalism.


March 28, 2014

In the wake of some feminist headlines this week (such as this and this), I am going to confess something so shocking, so appalling and so outrageously backward to the progressive cause that I’m certain feminists the world over will faint in horror.
Ready? Here it goes: My husband is the head of our household.
Yes, really. Here, some smelling salts will revive you.
In today’s world marinated with progressive morals and ideals, it’s tantamount to heresy for a woman to freely admit that her husband heads the household. But let’s face it: It makes life easier for both my husband and me.
In “The War Against Parents” by Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Cornel West, they write, “Important strands of liberal thinking are antagonistic to the parenting enterprise. Scratch the surface and you will find that many folks on the left don’t particularly like marriage or children. In their view, the enormous quantity of other-directed energy absorbed by families gets in the way of freedom of choice, and ultimately of self-realization. This is particular true for women, which is why some radical feminists tend to see motherhood as a plot to derail equal rights and lure women back to subservient, submissive roles within the family.”
It was the terms “subservient, submissive roles within the family” that annoyed me. Why on earth do feminists think housewives are subservient and submissive? Have they ever even talked to a happy homemaker?
As much as feminists want to deny reality, the fact remains that men and women are biologically different. (Scandalous, I know.) I like to think that God in His divine wisdom came up with the spiffy concept of a division of labor for the sake of efficiency. Divisions of labor are utilized the world over in the workplace to increase efficiency. Why not try it at home as well?
Feminists call this oppression. Homemakers call it freeing.
Why is it oppressive or subservient to look to one’s husband for guidance and strength, rather than to feminists? Why can’t it be a freeing thing for a woman to lean on her husband? Unless she’s unmarried, it’s comforting when a woman doesn’t have to “do it all.”
Of course, this assumes that the man in question is a Real Man. Real men don’t throw their weight around, either physically or psychologically.
I’m reminded of an old story. Apparently, a heavyweight boxing champion and his friend boarded a subway train with standing room only. Shortly thereafter, a new passenger came on who pushed and shoved his way rudely past the other standing passengers. The boxer was shoved so hard he almost fell. But he did nothing except straighten up and re-grip the overhead strap
His friend was annoyed. “You’re the heavy-weight boxing champion!” he scolded. “You could have decked that guy! Why didn’t you?”
“A heavy-weight boxing champion doesn’t have to deck someone like that,” the boxer replied. “He’s strong enough to know when not to throw his weight around.”
It’s that way with men who truly assume the mantle of Head. My husband doesn’t have to throw his weight around, physically or psychologically, to prove his manhood. If you asked him, he’d say that kind of behavior is a sign of weakness, not strength. Such behavior merely indicates insecurity and would not garner respect from his wife and children. True men don’t force their wives into submissive, subservient roles. They know diamonds are too valuable to treat like glass.
I am the Heart of this household, and as everyone knows, a body is no good without a heart, just as a body is no good without a head. We need both, and the fact that I view my husband as my Head in no way diminishes my importance as his Heart. But someone has to have the final say in a house for peace and order to prevail, and that job goes to my husband.
A wise Head takes advice and counsel from his Heart. My husband and I discuss all household decisions and mutually agree on nearly everything. But if there is a dissenting opinion between us, and unless I can demonstrate why my position is superior, then I defer to his guidance.
Oooh, sacrilege to the feminist cause. Feminists, presumably, must always have the last word, which I interpret as meaning feminists try to make their husbands submissive and subservient.
And here’s something many feminists seldom have: peace within the home. Because my husband and I each understand our unique and critical roles, we are blessed with domestic harmony that is the envy of many. But we are not unique in this. All our happily married friends are the same way. It’s like we’ve discovered the “secret” to a happy marriage that no modern-day feminist will ever admit works. A happy, harmonious and (worse) traditional family arrangement can no longer be accepted as creating the best environment for raising children.
Remember the parents (Charles and Caroline) in the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder? I once saw it written that Caroline went wherever Charles took her, but Charles would only go where Caroline let him. In other words, they worked together as a team. Being the Head of a household doesn’t mean a man is a nasty dictator. To be a true family leader means taking wise counsel from others, primarily from one’s Heart, to discern the best path for a family to take.
So an important task for a woman in choosing a husband is to pick a man who truly understands what it means to take his place as Head of the household.
Much of the hostility toward stay-at-home moms appears to stem from the notion that home is an awful place to be. And frankly, if I had to live in male dictatorship or an emasculating feminist environment, I agree – it would be an awful place to be. But a home ruled over by a domestic diva who appreciates her man is a lovely, warm, welcoming place, a refuge from an often cruel world, an anchor of peace in a tough economy, a haven of tranquility against the rigors of the outside world.
And men know this very well, because they are the slayers of dragons and our knights in shining armor whose efforts permit us to create those homes.
I will continue to live the life feminists hate. I prefer it that way.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Something To Make You Smile FIRST TIMES . . .

First time watching fireworks:

First time being dunked into water that's way too cold: 

First time getting caught in a bubble shower: 

 First time chatting with a puppet:

First time finding a new recipe in a cooking magazine:

First time forgetting how spoons work:

First time "drinking" out of a hose:

First time forgetting how glass windows work:

First time opening a present:

And finally, the first time experiencing the taste of sour:

Hope these  make you smile!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Best Sermons Are Lived, Not Preached.


These are true incidences both wonderful and inspirational.

1.  Today, I interviewed my grandmother for part of a research paper

I'm working on for my Psychology class.
When I asked her to define success in her own words, 

she said, "Success is when you look back at your life 
and the memories make you smile."

2. Today, I asked my mentor - a very successful business man in his 70s-
what his top 3 tips are for success. He smiled and said,
"Read something no one else is reading,
think something no one else is thinking,
and do something no one else is doing."

3.   Today, after a 72 hour shift at the fire station,
a woman ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug.
When I tensed up, she realized I didn't recognize her.
She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most sincere smile and said,
"On 9-11-2001, you carried me out of the World Trade Center."

4.  Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a car,
I sat on the side of the road holding him and crying.
And just before he died, he licked the tears off my face.

5.  Today at 7AM, I woke up feeling ill, but decided I needed the money, 

so I went into work.
At 3PM I got laid off. On my drive home I got a flat tire.
When I went into the trunk for the spare, it was flat too.
A man in a BMW pulled over, gave me a ride, we chatted,
and then he offered me a job. I start tomorrow.

6.  Today, as my father, three brothers, 

and two sisters stood around my mother's hospital bed,
my mother uttered her last coherent words before she died. 

She simply said, "I feel so loved right now. 
We should have gotten together like this more often."

7. Today, I kissed my dad on the forehead 

as he passed away in a small hospital bed.
About 5 seconds after he passed,
I realized it was the first time 

I had given him a kiss since I was a little boy.

8. Today, in the cutest voice,

my 8-year-old daughter asked me to start recycling.
I chuckled and asked, "Why?" 

She replied, "So you can help me save the planet."
I chuckled again and asked, "And why do you want to save the planet?"
Because that's where I keep all my stuff," she said.

9. Today, when I witnessed a 27-year-old breast cancer patient
laughing hysterically at her 2-year-old daughter's antics,
I suddenly realized that I need to stop complaining about my life
and start celebrating it again.

10. Today, a boy in a wheelchair saw me desperately 

struggling on crutches with my broken leg
and offered to carry my backpack and books for me.
He helped me all the way across campus to my class 

and as he was leaving he said,
"I hope you feel better soon."

11.  Today, I was feeling down because the results 

of a biopsy came back malignant.
When I got home, I opened an e-mail that said,
"Thinking of you today. If you need me, I'm a phone call away."
It was from a high school friend I hadn't seen in 10 years.

12. Today, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe.
He said he hadn't eaten anything in over 3 days 

and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy.
Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating.
The first thing the man said was, "We can share it."

The best sermons are lived, not preached.

I am glad I have you to send these to.