Sunday, November 23, 2008

O. U. vs Texas Tech and the Trip to Norman

ticket

My Dad treated my brother and myself to an O.U. Football Game yesterday. It was a great game... that is if you are a Sooner fan! We sat in the south end zone 75 rows up and we were grouped in among 10 or 15 Tech fans. Yikes! I think the Texas Tech fans became stunned about the time the second quarter rolled around. The athleticism displayed by O.U.'s running backs was truly amazing and Tech just wasn't ready for them.

I wanted to take some pictures but dog-gone-it, I didn't have my camera with me! While we were waiting in line for tickets, I thought I heard over the loudspeaker that cameras and binoculars were among the items not allowed in the stadium, so I took them back to my Dad's vehicle. But after being in the stadium for a while I saw other people with binoculars and cameras, I thought, what the heck? Then I realized that it was the CASES for these items that were not allowed in the stadium, not the items themselves. Bummer! Otherwise I could have had some great pics to display here.

Oh, well. Maybe next time.

It has been many years since I last visited Norman and it sparked several good memories for me. We used to live there back in the sixties when my brother and I were just youngsters, probably from the time I was five until about ten years of age. In the early sixties my Dad had acquired several old frat and sorority houses close to the campus in order to remodel them for students to live in; this was his livelihood for many years in Norman. Had we arrived in town early enough on game day, we would have gone around to the various old fraternity and sorority houses he used to own so I could take some pics. But alas, we arrived too late to do any of that.

I did, though, have time to snap a shot of one of his old properties - 700 Elm - because we parked just a couple of houses away from it. If anyone remembers reading on my blog previously about my haunted house story in Norman, well, this is the property.

All in all we had a great time.

700 Elm

Saturday, October 11, 2008

new world order is the endgame, says glenn beck



I knew one day it would finally come to this: a mainstream media personality finally had to admit there is a New World Order. This bailout package has awakened a lot of people who were formerly asleep.


Revelation 17: 13
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

101 Constitutional Questions To Ask Candidates

While I realize that most Republicans don't seem to care much about the Constitution anymore, I still do. It is routinely trampled upon by parties on both sides of the isle and has been for quite some time. Some would argue that it is outdated and has no real place in a modern world with all of its complexities. I, however, would disagree with this because contained within this document we call the Constitution is a profound understanding of the fallible nature of human beings and their propensity to do evil to one another, which has remained essentially the same since the fall of Adam. It is therefore my firm belief that if we would reinstate this fine (though not perfect) document as the standard by which we govern, a great many of America's problems would eventually disappear.

The reason that Republicans only occasionally give lip service to the Constitution but don't really want to talk about it in depth is because it shines a light in dark places, thereby exposing how lawless the Republican Party has really become, and that makes them uncomfortable.

Of course it goes without saying that most Democrats are just as lawless.

BTW, I am a registered Republican.

The questions: http://www.nccs.net/101questions.html

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Our Spiritual Heritage and the Egyptian Obelisk


Uh, what does Christian heritage have to do with an Egyptian obelisk? I found this ad on a Christian web site and thought it quite ironic. And it just goes to show how "in the dark" most Christians really are about these pagan symbols.

Excerpt from Cutting Edge Ministries:

All pagans love to worship the creature rather than the Creator [Romans 1:25]; therefore, every single pagan group in the world worships the Sex Act. Both Satanism and Freemasonry absolutely love the Obelisk. The Egyptians created the obelisk, believing that the spirit of the Sun god, Ra, dwelt in there. [H.L. Hayward, Symbolic Masonry: An Interpretation of the Three Degrees, Washington, D.C., Masonic Service Association of the United States, 1923, p. 207; 'Two Pillars' Short Talk Bulletin, Sept., 1935, Vol. 13, No 9; Charles Clyde Hunt, Some Thoughts On Masonic Symbolism, Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Company, 1930, p. 101]
Satanists -- and Invisible Masons -- also depict the obelisk as the erect male organ. One Luciferian author writes that "... the lingam [male phallus] was an upright pillar" [W. Wynn Wescott, Numbers: Their Occult Power and Mystic Virtues, Theosophical Publishing Society, 1902, p. 33] A Masonic author both admit that these pillars of the obelisk were used to represent sex [Haywood, quoted above, p. 206-7 and Rollin C. Blackmer, The Lodge and the Craft: A Practical Explanation of the Work of Freemasonry, St. Louis, The Standard Masonic Publishing Co., 1923, p. 94]
In the Bible, we see the obelisk in use in Baal worship, the priests killed on God's orders, and the obelisks destroyed. Listen to the account i which God destroyed these obelisks: ""… King Jehu said to the guards and to the officers, 'Go in and slay them; let none escape'. And they smote them with the sword; and the guards before the king threw their bodies out, and went into the inner dwelling of the house of Baal. They brought out the obelisks [pillars] of the house of Baal and burned them." [2 Kings 10:26, Amplified Bible]
The next time you see an obelisk in your Freemasonry organization, you now know you are looking at one of the supreme objects in Baal worship, for which God ultimately destroyed Israel. You are also tolerating a Satanic symbol of the sex act.

I don't downplay the role Christianity has had in the structure of our nation, (I'm a Christian myself) but I do want to try and get people to "think outside the box" for a moment, specifically Christians. Jesus said that His kingdom is a spiritual kingdom, not an earthly kingdom. America is merely an earthly kingdom, and as such is subject to the wiles and influence of the "god of this world"(2 Corinthians 4:4), as is any other kingdom of this world. Sometimes I think we Christians erroneously tend to equate America with Jesus and Jesus with America, and that's just not Biblically accurate.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Nashville Trip

A short video clip I made of my nephew during our recent trip to Nashville, where my brother-in-law and his wife live.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Thunder Boomer

This happened a couple of weeks ago out on my front porch during a T-storm. It was deafening, and it made the hair on the back of my neck stand straight up! Needless to say I didn't stay out much longer after that.

Make sure you drag the volume bar all the way up to get an idea of just how loud (and how close) it was.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Letter

Here's a link to a page on my family web site that I recently updated. Today I scanned in a letter that will be 102 years-old next month. It is a family heirloom of sorts that tells the story of how my g,g grandmother (Letitia Keys Denbo) met with her demise back in 1906. It is a heart-wrenching account as told by someone that was very close to her - one of her children.

It was one of those stories that I remembered hearing while I was growing up but I didn't give it much thought then. It wasn't until much later in life when I became interested in my family genealogy that the stories took on new meaning for me. Seeing the photographs and reading the historical accounts of the lives of my ancestors made them more real and interesting to me. It has also been rewarding to me by way of the emails I've received over the years from various researchers from around the world who have been better able to connect the dots in their own family lines because of the material I've posted online. I've even met some relatives I never knew I had.

Soon I'm going to post a Civil War letter written in 1864 by a distant relative of mine while in a Union P.O.W camp. It is quite intriguing.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Profile of a Savior

Since Easter is right around the corner, I thought I'd post something relevent. It comes from a Christian apologetics web site that I have used for years now.


Profile of a Savior

Here at STR we want to wish you a meaningful Easter week. Yes, Jesus was a man, but he was no ordinary man. His death burial and resurrection provides the meaning for all we do here at STR. And we can be assured that our convictions in these events that took place in history are based on the testimony of those witnesses, who on that day of resurrection proclaimed: "He is risen." He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

I hope you find these thoughts a blessing to you as you celebrate Easter.

Jesus was a man, but not an ordinary man.

He was a man born from the seed of woman. Galatians 4:4 "But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law."

He was brutally executed by crucifixion. Matthew 27:33-56 "And when they came to a place called Golgotha, which means Place of a Skull, they gave Him wine to drink mixed with gall; and after tasting it, He was unwilling to drink. And when they had crucified Him, they divided up His garments among themselves by casting lots. And sitting down, they began to keep watch over Him there. And above His head they put up the charge against Him which read, "THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS."

Luke 23:33-48 "One of the criminals who were hanged there was hurling abuse at Him.... It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour, because the sun was obscured; and the veil of the temple was torn in two. And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, "Father, INTO YOUR HANDS I COMMIT MY SPIRIT." Having said this, He breathed His last."
He was rejected by His people. John 1:11 "He came to His own and those who were His own did not receive Him."

He was raised from the dead. Acts 1:3 "To these [apostles] He presented Himself alive, after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of 40 days...."


But He was not an ordinary man. He was God Himself who laid His life down for us.

Jesus was sinless. Even His enemies could find no sin in Him. Luke 23:13-49 "Pilate summoned the chief priests and the rulers and the people, and said to them, 'You brought this man to me as one who incites the people to rebellion, and behold, having examined Him before you, I have found no guilt in this man regarding the charges which you make against Him.'...Now when the centurion saw what had happened, he began praising God, saying, 'Certainly this man was innocent.'"

Jesus was God Himself. John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God."
Collosians 1:15, 19 "And He is the image of the invisible God....For it was the Father's good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him."
Hebrews 1:3 "And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power."
Romans 9:5 "...from whom is the Christ according to the flesh, who is over all, God blessed forever."

(Adapted from “The Bible: Fast Forward” by Greg Koukl, available on CD and MP3)

Friday, March 14, 2008

The Spitzer Affair

When this story first broke, I remember thinking to myself: Politicians do this sort of thing all the time. Why him? Why now? And why are they making such a big deal out of it?

Don't get me wrong, soliciting prostitutes is an immoral thing to do, especially if you're married. But as I already wrote above, this kind of thing isn't uncommon in the halls of government at all.

So what gives?

As you will discover after reading the story I'm posting a link to below, Spitzer was really on a crusade to protect the American people from predatory lending practices, and you'll never guess which powerful politician was the primary mover and shaker behind wanting his affair to be exposed.

Or, maybe you will.

The rest of the story: http://www.rense.com/general81/spit2.htm

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Tornado

I sure hope we don't have one of these this spring in Oklahoma.

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Russell Means on Lakotah Sovereignty

Listen as Russell Means explains why the Lakota Sioux Nation declared its independence (and not without good reason) from the United States.



More power to you and the Lakota, Russell!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The State of the Church

Many of you already know how I feel about the corporate, end-time apostate church and the spineless ministers (a great many of whom are on T.V.) who pastor them. I've been trying to find someone who has the guts to preach on it.

Here she is:

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Monday, January 28, 2008

Ron Paul and Israel

Here are still more reasons why a Ron Paul Presidency would be good for Israel. Yet the establishment,corporate press tries to spin Ron's views about Israel as being anti-Israel.

To download to your hard drive, right-click on this link and choose "Save Target As".

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Monster Quest



Have you all been watching this series? It's great!
The one entitled "Lions in the Backyard" has some footage of a Checotah, Oklahoma ranch where this rancher's livestock are coming up missing. Get this: they suspect it's a black Jaguar! Apparently, and I didn't know this, the southern half of the U.S. used to be part of the Jaguar's natural range but they were thought to have been killed off in the late 1800's. They now believe they are migrating up from Central and South America to reclaim their old habitat.
The Jaguar is the third largest cat. Yikes!

I watched the one about Bigfoot, too. Interesting.






Saturday, January 19, 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Cleveland Trip

No time to write anything lengthy tonight so I'm going to post some photos from a trip my father-in-law and I took to Cleveland, Ohio this past summer. He and my mother-in-law are originally from the Cleveland area. The church you see in some of the photos is a really old Catholic church in downtown Cleveland that his aunt still attends. The workmanship is truly amazing in the old church and was done by Irish-American immigrants in the late 1800's.

The river tug you see is on the Cuyahoga River in downtown Cleveland.









Thursday, January 10, 2008

Nostalgia

Wow! Such a deal! Only $3398 for a 10 megabyte hard drive (I'm guessing the ad is from the early eighties).

I recently bought a 320 gigabyte external hard drive for under $100. Technology marches on.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Conquering the Spirit of Debt

This is an amazing sermon given by Pastor Rod Parsley at "Breakthrough Church" in Columbus Ohio regarding not only the evils of personal dept, but also the evil of the American monetary debt-usury system and the inflation it creates. If this is your first exposure to how our Federal Reserve monetary system really operates, you may be quite shocked. This is yet another reason I would encourage you all to vote for Ron Paul because he is the only presidential candidate who is talking about putting a stop to this wicked system of debt-usury. Truly, if we don't put a stop to the Federal Reserve system and return to a constitutional-based money, a money with no debt attached to it, then the futures of our children are at stake.

If only more preachers had the courage to speak out like this man of God!

"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
—Thomas Jefferson (1816)


"Government spending is always a “tax” burden on the American people and is never equally or fairly distributed. The poor and low-middle income workers always suffer the most from the deceitful tax of inflation and borrowing."
—Congressman Ron Paul


Tuesday, January 01, 2008

A Chip off the old block


My daughter and I have this "jump-out-and-scare-each-other" thing going on. If you can imagine the old slapstick Peter Seller's movies when Kato used to jump out and attack Peter Sellers then you'll get the picture. I started it when she was a bit younger and she loves it, even though at times it makes her heart skip a beat or two, as it does mine when she jumps out at me. She's just a chip off the old block as far as being a practical joker goes.

Last night she got me good! We were all over at my sister-in-law's house ringing in the New Year when my daughter walked into the kitchen area, which is visible from the living room where her mother, myself and my sister-in-law were all watching TV. My wife told her to come in and sit down with all of us. In her typical fashion as of late, she said "no", and then quickly disappeared back down the hallway. My wife then called out to her again to come back in and sit down with us, as did I.

No reply.

So I then reluctantly got up off the nice, comfortable sofa I was sitting on and went down the hallway expecting to see her when I entered the back bedroom, where the other TV and computer are. But there was no sign of her and she wouldn't respond when I called her name. I opened the closet door in the room half-expecting her to jump out at me then, but she wasn't in there either. I then checked the other bedroom nearby, following the same routine of opening the closet door and looking under the bed. But there was still no sign of her. By then I was getting a little bit miffed. The only room left to check was the bathroom in the hallway, which I did. I opened the bathroom door to find no light on, yet it wasn't completely dark because the light was on in the hallway. I quickly scanned the room and it was obviously empty, or so I thought. It was then that she jerked back the shower curtain and jumped out at me with a bloodcurdling scream! In an instant all I could think about was the shower scene in "Psycho"! And yes, my heart must have skipped several beats when at first I jumped back in a defensive posture expecting the worst!

After the initial shock had worn off and I realized I had been set up, I gave my daughter the "high-five" approvingly. After all, she's just a chip off the old bock. :)