Saturday, November 04, 2006

~Warm Thoughts~

I am trying to have warm thoughts! Even I was cold last night. Pixie has made me a winter blog. See the snow falling on it? I can always count on Pixie to come thru for me. Thank you Pixie for another great template!

I wish you all a great weekend. Try to stay warm. If you could go out today and buy 1 thing that you think will make you more comfortable this winter, what would it be? What I would really like to buy is a limo that comes with a driver so he could have the car all cleaned off and heated up for me. Sometimes I run to the store and I have shorts and sandels on...even in the snow. And there I am out there trying to hurry and get the car cleaned off because I am so cold. Dressing properly would never occur to me. :)). So I will get in the car and go with just a little part of my window to peep through to get to the store and back in a hurry.

A couple years ago I bought a big black 4 wheel drive truck, it wasnt new but I liked it b/c it sat up so high and it had a neat sound to it. It was all black and when I drove it I felt like I owned the road. When my son seen it he said " you cant drive that Mom! You will be running over small trees, mailboxes and anything that gets in your way". Well I kept it for a few months anyway. I loved driving it. I could watch the gas guage go down while I drove it! And to wash it I needed a step ladder. Some young boy came to look at it one day and he asked me if I would sell it to him, I said I wasnt trying to sell it but ...I might. So he brought his Dad to look at it and his Dad said to him " Are you nuts? This thing will eat gas!" lol.Then one day a man knocked at my door. When I answered he said " Is that your black truck out back?" I said "yes". Well he offered me a good price for it so I sold it to him. But sometimes I still wish I hadnt sold it. I truly had fun in that truck. It was just a toy for me.....and with the price of gas now it would be a very expensive toy. I would have loved to play in the snow in that truck but I have to admit I was a little afraid, it was so big I wasnt sure I could control it.

So...I just want a limo and driver...How about you? What do you want this winter that you know you're not going to get : )).


DB Cooper said...

A sound mind... and a template like this one.

Kat said...

What a rockin template Catch! Cute, cute, cute. I want a fireplace in every room of my old house. Definately not going to get that!

Cindy said...

No wonder you're cold! It's snowing on your blog! About that big truck- I can just see you bombing around in that thing! But, if you want a nice warm vehicle to pick you up and take you where you want to go- come check out my bus! We have people who ride to work in the winter just because they get to run out their doors and jump onto a nice warm bus for the commute.

Lori's Minute said...

I would buy a heated towel rack so when I get out of the tub I do not freese while drying off!!!!!

LauraJ said...

oh how sweet. i like the new template!

Christine said...

OMG! I can see snow everyday! :)
I really like it. Very pretty.
I don't know if I'd get this or not, but a whole day at the spa. Get all prettied up and feeling great!

Dr.John said...

I would get a $300 triple insulated coat.
What a great look for your blog. That cube is something else . Wow.

Lori said...


Mimi said...

Another great template! I can tell you are a shoe junkie by how often you change your template! LOL!

Today I actually bought a new purple fleece to keep warm!

I love my mini van. But if I was not a mom I would love to have a big SUV. But I would be a bad driver in it I am sure!

Have a great weekend and stay warm! It is cold here!

:P fuzzbox said...

It's all sprarkly and wintry. I love it. Hope you get your driver. It might come in handy this winter. And I noticed the blogroll. I am blushing.

Chana said...

if i could only just buy a few, 6 lol..plain tickets and show up at my gradma's house with my is way warmer in Miami than it is in Calgary and besides with all her cuddles, i be toaty warm...yeap, that would definetely make my winter (my anything) much,much better..

yeah, i know, i always aim too high.

i love the new look.i love the falling snow. i'm happy to get these visual gifts from you so often. thank you...

and with your legs, i be going out with shorts too hon..;p

enjoy the rest of your wknd sweet.
much love and many hugs..

oldfartswife said...

I want peace on Earth.
I love the new look, makes me want to start singing christmas songs. Pixie does great work!
have a good week-end Catch

Remiman said...

Wow! I love your new template. It's spectacular.

I'd like a chateau in southwest france please. ;-)

NMOTB said...

hey you should have kept the truck lol! I love your template! If you are looking for some warmth, just pop over to my blog down South in SA - our summer has just started! Hope you are having a great weekend!!!!

misterniceguy1960 said...

I want grandchildren. I'm 46, my four kids are grown (to say nothing of my three surviving stepchildren), it's high time,

Mr. Fabulous said...

Oh wow...very wintery, very nice! It almost makes me miss snow...almost!

starbender said...

...peace on Earth... :o

Luv the snow, it's fun to watch and read at the same time! Looks all happy for the holidays! Great job Pixie!

: )

Pat Paulk said...

No more taxes, no more politicians!! I bought my first truck 8 months ago and I love it. Ford F150, just 2 wheel drive. It do luv the gasoline!!!

Kayla said...

Fabulous template! Great job, girls!
I want what every Miss America wants: World Peace
(Ever see the movie Miss Congeniality?) haha

Autumn said...

This is my first visit to you blog. Very nice. I love the template

Michelle said...

Great template - I love the winter feel of it :)

I could use a new pair of nice warm slippers!

TC said...

Now you're just showing off, Catch! ;)

With you're 3D revolving cube thingamijig! Heh!

Betty said...

I like the new winter look.
I think a starter so that the car would be warm before I got in but our car doesn't have that.

Nea said...

OHHHHHHHHH love the blog look, because I love snowflakes, and love the picture of the house in the snow, I want that house.....that is my idea of a house.

If I could buy one new thing, it would be a new mattress, in fact, I am going to by a new mattress.......

Dr. WhoAmI said...


You have a riveting web log
and undoubtedly must have
atypical & quiescent potential
for your intended readership.
May I suggest that you do
everything in your power to
honor your encyclopedic/omniscient
Designer/Architect as well
as your revering audience.
As soon as we acknowledge
this Supreme Designer/Architect,
Who has erected the beauteous
fabric of the universe, our minds
must necessarily be ravished with
wonder at His infinate goodness,
wisdom and power.

Please remember to never
restrict anyone's opportunities
for ascertaining uninterrupted
existence for their quintessence.

There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity
under heaven. A time to be
born and a time to die. A
time to plant and a time to
harvest. A time to kill and
a time to heal. A time to
tear down and a time to
rebuild. A time to cry and
a time to laugh. A time to
grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones
and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a
time to turn away. A time to
search and a time to lose.
A time to keep and a time to
throw away. A time to tear
and a time to mend. A time
to be quiet and a time to
speak up. A time to love
and a time to hate. A time
for war and a time for peace.

Here's what remarkable men
have asseverated about the
world's bestseller:

"I believe the Bible is the best gift
God has ever given to man. All
the good from the Savior of the
world is communicated to us
through this book."
-- President Abraham Lincoln

"For we must consider that we shall
be as a City upon a hill. The eyes of
all people are upon us. So that if we
shall deal falsely with our God in this
work we have undertaken, and so
cause Him to withdraw his present
help from us, we shall be made a
story and a byword throughout the
world." --John Winthrop, Governor
of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1630

"It is impossible to rightly govern the
world without God and the Bible."
- President George Washington

"The Bible is no mere book, but a Living
Creature, with a power that conquers
all that oppose it." - Napoleon

"That Book accounts for the supremacy
of England." - Queen Victoria

"If there is anything in my thought or
style to commend, the credit is due my
parents for instilling in me an early
love of the Scriptures. If we abide by
the principals taught in the Bible, our
country will go on prospering and to
prosper; but if we and our posterity
neglect its instructions and authority,
no man can tell how sudden a
catastrophe may overwhelm us and
bury all our glory in profound obscurity."
- Daniel Webster (Founding Father)

"The Bible is worth all other books which
have ever been printed." - Patrick Henry
(original member of the Continental Congress)

"The Bible is the anchor of our liberties."
- President U.S. Grant

"It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially
a Bible-reading people. The principals of the
Bible are the groundwork of human freedom."
- Horace Greeley (Editor)

"That Book is the rock on which our Republic
rests." - President Andrew Jackson

"In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible
has never failed to give me light and strength."
- Gen. Robert E. Lee

"Bible reading is an education in itself."
- Lord Tennyson (Poet)

"So great is my veneration for the Bible that the
earlier my children begin to read it the more
confident will be my hope that they will prove
useful citizens of their country and respectable
members of society. I have formany years made
it a practice to read through the Bible once
every year." - President John Quincy Adams

"The existence of the Bible, as a Book for the
people, is the greatest benefit which the human
race has ever experienced. Every attempt to
belittle it is a crime against humanity."
- Immanuel Kant (Philosopher)

"The New Testament is the very best Book that
ever or ever will be known in the world."
- Charles Dickens (Author)

"All human discoveries seem to be made only
for the purpose of confirming more and more
strongly the truths contained in the Sacred
Scriptures." - Sir William Herschel (Astronomer)

"There are more sure marks of authenticity
in the Bible than in any profane history."
- Sir Isaac Newton (Scientist)

"Let mental culture go on advancing,
let the natural sciences progress in
even greater extent and depth, and
the human mind widen itself as much
as it desires; beyond the elevation
and moral culture of Christianity, as
it shines forth in the Gospels, it will
not go." - Goethe (Author)

"I have known ninety-five of the world's
great men in my time, and of these eight-
seven were followers of the Bible. The
Bible is stamped with a Specialty of Origin,
and an immeasurable distance separates
it from all competitors."
- W.E. Gladstone (Prime Minister)

"Whatever merit there is in anything that
I have written is simply due to the fact that
when I was a chile my mother daily read
me a part of the Bible and daily made me
learn a part of it by heart." - John Ruskin
(art critic and social commentator)

"The Bible has been the Magna Charta of the
poor and oppressed. The human race is not
in a position to dispense with it." - Thomas
Huxley (Author & Scientist)

"The whole hope of human progress is
suspended on the ever growing influence
of the Bible." - W.H. Seward (Secretary of State)

"America was born a Christian nation. America
was born to exemplify that devotion to the
elements of righteousness, which are derived
from the revelations of Holy Scriptures. Part
of the destiny of Americans lies in their daily
perusal of this great book of revelations.
That if they would see America free and
pure they will make their own spirits free
and pure by this baptism of the Holy Spirit."
--President Woodrow Wilson

For Christians, the life and death of Jesus
are the ultimate expressions of love, and
the supreme demonstrations of God's
mercy, faithfulness, and redemption.
Since Christ's miraculous Resurrection
on Easter, more than 2,000 years ago,
Christians have expressed joy and
gratitude for this wondrous sacrifice
and for God's promise of freedom for
the oppressed, healing for the broken -
hearted, and salvation. --President
George W. Bush

"It cannot be emphasized too strongly
or too often that this great nation was
founded, not by religionists, but by
Christians; not on religions, but on
the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this
very reason peoples of other faiths
have been afforded asylum, prosperity,
and freedom of worship here."
--Patrick Henry (original member
of the Continental Congress)

God designed humans to want to
believe in something. That's the
image of God that is in us. But as
G. K. Chesterton famously put it,
when we reject the God of the
Bible, we don't believe in nothing;
we believe in everything -- including
Little Green Men. - - Chuck Colson

I am trying here to prevent anyone from
saying the really foolish thing that people
often say about Jesus Christ: "I'm ready
to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher,
but I don't accept His claim to be God."

That is the one thing we must not say.
A man who was merely a man and said
the sort of things Jesus said would not be
a great moral teacher. He would either be
a lunatic -- on a level with a man who says
he is a poached egg -- or else he would be
the Devil of Hell.

You must make your choice. Either this Man
was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman
or something worse .... You can shut Him up
for fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a
demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him
Lord and God. But let us not come up with any
patronizing nonsense about His being a great
human teacher. He has not left that option
open to us. He did not intend to. -- From
Case for Christianity, by C.S. Lewis

"Let every student be plainly instructed and
earnestly pressed to consider well the main
end of his life and studies is to know God
and Jesus Christ which is eternal life (John
17:3)." - - - The Laws and Statutes of
Harvard College in 1643

"All scholars shall live religious, godly,
and blameless lives according to the rules
of God's Word, diligently reading the Holy
Scriptures, the fountain of light and truth;
and constantly attend upon all the duties
of religion, both in public and secret."
- - - Two central requirements in Yale
College 1745 charter

If you stop believing what your professor
told you had to be true and if you start
thinking for yourself you may come to some
conclusions you hadn't expected. You may
find the Bible makes more sense than you
thought or were told to think. Allow yourself
to be ruined, ruined with regard to what you
always thought could be true. Can you believe
what you don't understand? You and I believe
everyday what we don't understand unless it
comes to the issue of salvation.
- - - Dr. Woodrow Kroll

There is simply no historic foundation for the
position that the Framers intended to build the
'wall of separation' that was constitutionalized
in Everson. The 'wall of separation between
church and state' is a metaphor based on bad
history, a metaphor which has proved useless
as a guide to judging. It should be frankly and
explicitly abandoned. - - - Chief Justice of
the US Supreme Court, William Rehnquist

In 1796 the US Supreme Court issued this
ruling, "By our form of government, the
Christian religion is the established religion,
and all sects and denominations of Christians
are placed on equal footing." Some 57 years
later, after Congress was petitioned to separate
Christian principles from government, in 1853
the House Judiciary Committee issued their
formal report, including these words: "In this
age there is no substitute for Christianity.
This was the religion of the founders of the
republic, and they expected it to be the
religion of their dependents. The great vital,
conservative elements in our system is the
belief of our people in the pure doctrines
and divine truths of the gospel of Jesus
Christ." - - - Dr. Gerald Beavan

"It is the duty of nations, as well as of men,
to own their dependence upon the overruling
power of God and to recognize the sublime
truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and
proven by all history, that those nations only
are blessed whose God is the Lord."
-- President Abraham Lincoln

Trust in yourself and you are doomed to
disappointment; trust in money and you
may have it taken from you; but trust in
God, and you are never to be confounded
in time or eternity. - D.L. Moody

Faith and love are apt to be spasmodic
in the best of minds. Men and women live
on the brink of mysteries and harmonies
into which they never enter and with their
hand on the doorlatch they die outside.
- - GK Chesterton

Best wishes for continued ascendancy,
Dr. Whoami

P.S. Here's some blogs that I found
of interest
as I negotiated my way
through cyberspace:

Every Student
Religion Comparison
Around the Well
Danish Cartoons
Arabic Cartoons
Muhammad or Jesus???
Answering Islam
Is Jesus God?
A Short Look At Six World Religions
God's Word in different languages...
How to become a Christian
Who Is Jesus?
See The Word
Watch The Jesus Movie
Spanish Cartoons
German Cartoons
Chinese Cartoons
Italian Cartoons
Greek Cartoons
Japanese Cartoons
Portuguese Cartoons
French Cartoons
Hindi Cartoons
Russian Cartoons
'Thought & Humor'

Only one of these is amalgamated with me -
can you determine which one??? Tell me
sometime what your thoughts are about
all this:O)