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Posts by WestwardHo

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  • Pregnant woman sucker-punched in unprovoked attack

    08/15/2014 3:27:15 PM PDT · 20 of 34
    WestwardHo to Morgana

    How many of these knock-out attacks are in range of a surveillance camera?
    The ultimate “selfie.”
    How perverse!

  • Rand Paul: Police Militarization Makes Americans, Esp. Blacks, Feel 'Gov't Is Targeting Them'

    08/15/2014 12:38:21 PM PDT · 9 of 27
    WestwardHo to Common Sense 101

    ‘Hey Rand... STFU already.’

    Beg to differ: Keeping talking, Rand! Display your idiocy for all to see so we never further your political career!

    Just say’n.

  • Evangelicals Hail Pope's Caserta Visit and Apologise to Catholics

    07/30/2014 7:56:41 AM PDT · 6 of 65
    WestwardHo to vladimir998

    “Catholics tell us that Protestants are 52,000+ organizations...”

    Protestants have said much the same thing - about Protestant sects. And the number is clearly much larger than 52,000.

    “I’ll be in the corner. Laughing.”

    And we’ll be laughing too. Mostly at you.

    We step into eternity, and God’s presence one by one.
    If we hear,” Depart...I never knew you...” No one will be laughing.
    A believer has the indwelling Holy Spirit to give him the wisdom to understand God’s Word. Doesn’t matter if the whole world is against him.
    “It isn’t what I don’t understand in the Bible that troubles me, it’s those portions that I do understand.”
    Such as, “The wages of sin is death.”

  • Whatever happened to appearances and when did it happen?

    07/25/2014 11:25:52 AM PDT · 23 of 142
    WestwardHo to billhilly

    “Little drops of water;
    Little grains of sand;
    Make the mighty ocean,
    And the pleasant land.”

    There is a Divinely designed order to the rolls of women and men. It protects women, men, children, marriage families, society. It gives great dignity and purpose to men and women. Anything, anything seemingly “right,” or convenient, and apparently insignificant at the time, that affects that order has consequences.
    Remember when girls wore dresses to school, and people dressed with dignity for church, and women relied on their husbands to vote wisely, and provide for them because their work at home was honorable.....

  • Why China is Stealing America's Corn Seeds

    07/03/2014 8:55:21 AM PDT · 4 of 44
    WestwardHo to afraidfortherepublic

    Popcorn.
    While they watch the greatest nation on earth implode.

  • Robert De Niro Talks About Father's Homosexuality Conflict; 'Prayers Don't Help,' Father Said

    07/03/2014 8:28:03 AM PDT · 12 of 82
    WestwardHo to SeekAndFind

    This is a rhetorical question.
    Ever have an inappropriate thought cross your mind?
    Do you mentally pursue that thought, or mentally trash it?
    What could you become if you followed through on every evil thought?
    What reasons do you have to say “No!” to anything?

    What we do with our bodies is like anything else. We make choices and live with the consequences.
    My son is a homosexual. His parting words were.”I am who I have always been, and who I want to be.”
    There are many people who dabble in different behaviors who decide that is not who they want to be, and do what ever it takes to change. That is when prayers “work.”

  • War Hero and 1936 Olympian Louis Zamperini Dies at 97

    07/03/2014 7:30:27 AM PDT · 7 of 9
    WestwardHo to Skooz

    It’s also available as an audio book.
    We listened to it during the dark evenings of winter while working puzzles.
    Really well done!

  • Becoming Alert to Conservative Protestant Sexual Abusers and Their Enablers

    07/01/2014 8:14:47 AM PDT · 7 of 32
    WestwardHo to Morgana

    It isn’t a Protestant or Catholic thing.
    It’s the culture that does not guard or protect it’s children.
    Send them off to schools who encourage immorality.
    Throw modesty out the window.
    Send them off to play sports and engage in fun activities that treat boys and girls as one sex.
    Saturate the culture with pornography and every evil thing...
    The list goes on and on. Children become prey to every evil inclination of the adults around them.

  • Presbyterian Church USA Defeats Motion to Care for Babies Born Alive After Abortion

    06/24/2014 2:06:24 PM PDT · 12 of 53
    WestwardHo to NYer

    What better strategy by Satan and Hell to bring disgrace, and ridicule on Christ and His people than to present the PCUSA as a true church, when it is actually a tool of Satan’s kingdom. The Glory of God has long since departed from this organization.

  • Fatal shooting may have been accidental

    06/18/2014 4:28:29 PM PDT · 15 of 22
    WestwardHo to thorvaldr

    Just asking...?
    I’m an old lady, own a 9mm and hate the thing. Thinking there was an intruder in my house, I was so scared I never picked up the 9mm. In my fear, I couldn’t remember how to get it ready to shoot. My .38 in my friend, point and shoot.
    Is it really possible to just pick up a 9mm and it accidentally fires?

  • Baghdad fights back: Thousands young and old answer government's call

    06/12/2014 7:38:28 AM PDT · 24 of 41
    WestwardHo to thackney

    What will happen to the billions of dollars worth of military weapons and equipment we are leaving behind in Afghanistan?

  • What if Your Child is Gay?

    06/07/2014 2:59:17 PM PDT · 36 of 138
    WestwardHo to yongin

    My son has been a homosexual for over ten years. The following article helps to keep me praying, which I must say, really gets hard as the years go by.

    Ministering to Homosexuals in San Francisco

    Charles A. McIlhenny

    Extracted from Ordained Servant vol. 6, no. 1 (January 1997)

    A mother tearfully confided in me as pastor that her son poignantly declared himself “gay.” She had always “known” that he was different. He didn’t play sports, he wasn’t vicious or brutal, he liked music and interior decorating, he had a slight swagger to his gait, he spoke with a faint hair-lisp, and always hung around Uncle Harry at family gatherings. His declaration, however, seemed to be the “coup de grace” on their relationship - his relationship to his mother. I momentarily reflected on her sobbing, and then replied that it seemed like she was grieving over the discovery that her son was a from another planet—a Martian! That his supposed “coming out”—his confessing a newly discovered faith-sex-condition—put him beyond the pale of her fundamentalist retrieval and that she’d better get used to him being an alien, i. e., gay!

    The homosexual propaganda machine has been cranking out overtime, to an unbelieving secular media, convincing people that “gay” is equivalent to any other already legitimate genetic race-like group. And amazingly many naive Christians have been seduced by such propaganda.

    News Flash, Madam! Your son is NOT a Martian. He’s a sinner that needs the grace of God—JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER SINNER.

    When people ask me if we have any special counseling for homosexuals I say yes: the counsel of the Word of God, the counsel of the preaching of the Gospel, the counsel of God’s call of repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, the counsel of God’s corporate covenant community in worship. Contrary to the gimmicks of the world, you’d better believe we have something special.

    Is the modern homosexual a special case with unique and complex psychoses which the primitive Scriptures never knew? Have we imbibed the pseudo-medical conclusion which places the 20th century homophile beyond the reach of the naive, hysterical dictates of the Word of God? Does the Word of God fail to recognize newly discovered genetic and biological factors to which, had they been known, would have made a difference in whether to condemn or accept homosexuals as just different? Does the Bible fail to appropriately distinguish between orientation and praxis? Does the Bible really condemn homosexuals or does it condemn heterosexuals acting contrary to their natures? Is it inversion or perversion which is forbidden by the Scriptures? The answer to all these questions is a resounding NO! Homosexuals have no place to hide from the scrutiny of God’s Law—no more than any other sinner who tries to invent excuses for his sin. That’s why the homosexual paradigm is so crucial for the church today. If this sin can be justified, then ANY sin can be excused; but the only justification recognized by the Word is that of sinners who repent and believe in the cross of Christ, instead of making excuses.

    No, homosexuals are to be recieve no special method or message different from other sinners that need Jesus. If that were the case every sinner would have a special excuse for his peculiar type sin. The Bible is clear that sin, of whatever make and model, can only be forgiven by grace and overcome by the power of the gospel.

    News flash! The opposite of a homosexual IS NOT a heterosexual. The idea that a homosexual is of another human kind is as foolish as saying the opposite of a paedophile is a heterosexual, or the opposite of an adulterer is a heterosexual. The true opposite of fornication is regeneration; the biblical opposite of paedophilia is justification; the cleansed opposite of homosexuality is sanctification. They ARE all heterosexuals! They haven’t stopped BEING heterosexuals. They have all broken God’s moral law. They all need to be converted -” to be washed, sanctified, and justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.” [1 Cor. 6: 11]

    In a sense every sinner is different in his sin but there is only ONE common faith-message: repent and believe the gospel. Paul told the Philippian jailer: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved, you and your household.” [Acts 16: 31] This was not tailor-made for Philippian government workers or European white/ male or Greek mid-life crises jailers with families. Paul would have said this to anyone no matter what his background or circumstance of sin would be.

    Many of the homosexuality-plagued seekers think that they must be a special case. It’s supposedly too hard to give up this sin; ergo, maybe it’s not sin after all! These people must see that it is no more difficult to abandon this sin than any other sin. That this sin has the same cleansing promise as every other sin—no more and no less than the work of Christ.

    Paul does say that, compared to other sins, sexual sin denigrates the human body; but he doesn’t give them a different message of the gospel, nor promise a separate healing. [1 Cor. 6: 18]

    One size fits all.

    As for the homosexual’s recovery the Apostle gives him the one common holy institution for all sinners: the divinely appointed redemptive agency of the Church of Jesus Christ. I say that as a pastor who knows from the Word of God that this is the covenant institution—the family of God—which best cares for sinners and saints. She cares for sinners in warning them to flee from the wrath to come forbidding them entrance into the Kingdom of God while unrepentant; and for saints, in that it provides the comfort of the gospel of the forgiveness of sins and protection against the enemy. This institution sets the overall context for counseling those struggling with homosexuality.

    San Francisco culture has a uniqueness when it comes to ministering to homosexuals. In the first place, there is such a strong support system legally organized to reinforce homosexual way of life that part of the biblical therapy process many times demands fleeing this City altogether. There is such a bombardment of homosexuality—at every level of government, education, medical/health, scientific, media, entertainment and legislation—that in order to forsake wickedness as the Apostle exhorts, one must actually flee the City like Lot of old—not because of an impending brimstone shower but because the seduction is so wickedly powerful.

    Every imaginable agency, institution, and ombudsman provides for the most perplexed and questioning homosexual and lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and transvestite, and transgenerational person. Even worse, virtually every mainline church—loosely defined—supports gay/ lesbian causes along with same-sex marital unions.

    Just recently the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, along with the endorsement of the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors, hosted a televised hearing for “Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Transgender, and Questioning Youth Summit.” Over four hours of testimony was taken from self-proclaimed homosexual teens by these agencies in order to see if added legislation was necessary to support “our gay youth” in the City. New health & medical services were demanded, free condom distribution, free needle for exchanges, gay/lesbian counseling services at the junior high and high school level.

    In ministering to the homosexual inquirer, we’ve found that he must cut off all relations with his old “community”; he must reconstitute by faith into the family of God. He needs a whole new set of spiritual brothers and sisters, moms and dads, found in the Church of Christ. He needs a remodeled family in which to pattern new life and conduct; a place where God’s man is a man and God’s woman is really woman; husbands acting like husbands and wives acting like wives. It’s not simply a matter of a “role model” reversal; it’s not replacing one “role” with another “role” as if play acting. A godly structured atmosphere is found only in the church of Jesus Christ that offers real hope and remedy for the enslaved sex addict.

    In ministering to the homosexual inquirer not only must the Law of God be pressed upon the conscience but God’s one forgiveness in Christ alone must be also offered. Unless homosexuality be understood fundamentally as sin—transgression of God’s one and only moral Law—no further deliverance and recovery ought to be expected.

    Here are fundamental givens based exclusively on the Word of God. Do NOT compromise on the biblical message of sin and grace. That is the repentant homosexual’s only hope. Do NOT compromise for the sake of winning the sympathetic hearing. His eternal security is in the uncompromised message of the Scriptures which every sinner needs.

    He needs:
    1.re-enforcement from the Word on what God says about homosexuality: grace, forgiveness and judgment,
    2.regular monitored accountability meetings with the elders; one of the elders should covenant to pray for him daily, (part of that accountability is in regular weekly prayer and Bible study gatherings with the congregation at large),
    3.reminding that the continual faith-struggle with temptation is part of the sanctification process—it’s when he stops struggling that he’s got problems,
    4.reassurance that he’s not alone in this battle for victory; other members—every member—also struggles like he does,
    5.to be careful about putting himself in temptation’s way,
    6.to avoid being introduced to someone else who struggles with the same sexual sin—that’s too much temptation. Many of these Christians live alone and temptation in such cases is much more difficult to resist,
    7.to know that in Christ he/ she is no longer a homosexual or lesbian just like converted murders and liars are no longer such despite temptations and feelings! “Such WERE some of you. . .” [1 Cor. 6: 11]

    The Apostle Paul exhorts Timothy to “flee youthful lusts. . . with those calling upon the Lord. . .” [2 Tim. 2: 22] In other words, the exhortation to flee lust is ALONG WITH others struggling against sin in the context of the covenant community. The agency of the church has no hope for unrepentant homosexual only God’s sure wrath. The church has no authority from her Lord and Head to offer any hope apart from the grace of conversion; but for any repentant sinners, all the resources of the eternal God—“. . . my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” [Phil 4: 19]

    As pastor I have the sure “medicine” for sin and relief in the preaching of the gospel. The ultimate counseling session must be done in the corporate worship service not merely private sessions; the full extent of the divinely appointed-ordinances of the Lord are necessary to combat and destroy every high thing and thought exalted against the Lord. Families in the church must be made aware of their needed role in ministering to individuals struggling with sin. Yet at the same time a person’s sexual past is really nobody else’s business. A group gathering of like minded repentant homosexuals must not congregate to talk out their mutual trials. Such sessions subtly foster rather than battle temptations. The mixed—heterogeneous—congregation common ground for all is God’s safest sanctuary for biblical “group-therapy.”

    Thank God there is this: the one size-fits-all gospel which alone guarantees to all sinners deliverance through our one common Savior, Jesus Christ. As I counsel struggling Christians, if the Christian faith does NOT save you from YOUR sin, then I’ll renounce the faith and join you. If it won’t work equally for you, it won’t work for me either. Whatever peculiar providences may have “caused” one’s moral adversity, unless he begins where Scripture begins, he will not end where Scripture promises—an end to sin.

    November 13, 1996

    The Rev. Dr. Charles A. McIlhenny is pastor of First Orthodox Presbyterian Church of San Francisco, California. For the past twenty years or so he has dared to boldly proclaim the truth of the Scriptures in America’s most infamous center for the gay and lesbian sub-culture. We would urge all our readers to get and read the book entitled When the Wicked Seize the City, by Rev. McIlhenny and his wife Donna.

  • Bodies of 800 babies, long-dead, found in septic tank at former Irish home for unwed mothers

    06/03/2014 10:58:39 AM PDT · 26 of 143
    WestwardHo to dangus

    “I do blame the Catholic Church,” says Corless. “I blame the families as well but people were afraid of the parish priest. I think they were brainwashed. I suppose the lesson is not to be hiding things. To face up to reality.

    “My fear is that if things aren’t faced now it’s very easy to slide back into this kind of cover-up again. I want the truth out there. If you give people too much power it’s dangerous.”

    Living and dying in a culture of shame and silence for decades, the Home Babies’ very existence was considered an affront to Ireland and God.

    It was a different time, some defenders argued this week, omitting to mention that the stigmatizing silence that surrounded The Home was fostered by clerics. Indeed the religious orders were so successful at silencing their critics that for decades even to speak of The Home was to risk contagion.

    And now that terrifying era of shame and silence is finally lifting, we are left to ask what all their lonesome suffering was in aid of, and what did it actually achieve?

    To donate to the memorial for the mothers and babies of The Home, contact Catherine Corless at catherinecorless@hotmail.com.

    The quote, above, is from article. Is this the consequence of eating too many potatoes?

  • Bodies of 800 babies, long-dead, found in septic tank at former Irish home for unwed mothers

    06/03/2014 10:31:21 AM PDT · 10 of 143
    WestwardHo to PapaNew

    We recently watched the movie, Philomena, performed by Judy Dench.
    It’s like watching a documentary, seriously done, and profoundly moving. The theatre was very quiet as people left.

  • SPARTA statement on HHS policy change (Military Transgender Freak Show)

    05/31/2014 5:01:11 PM PDT · 14 of 20
    WestwardHo to Gunpowder green

    Does anyone know, for certainty, that we already have
    “transgenders” in the military? Which barracks do they live in?

  • How My Same Sex Attraction Was Ended

    05/29/2014 9:41:05 AM PDT · 11 of 42
    WestwardHo to SeekAndFind

    This woman’s search for identity in relationship is every woman’s search.
    I’m an old, married, woman. I had no trouble identifying with every statement of her inward struggles.
    She looked for identity and love in women for a season.
    It’s no different than having unrealistic expectations from a man.
    God will allow us to become disappointed {huge, huge understatement!} in those relationships until we discover everything we need in Christ, His grace and mercy to needy people.

  • The Swastika Passport

    04/28/2014 8:28:48 AM PDT · 6 of 9
    WestwardHo to Vigilanteman

    Do a search on German “Templars.”
    We’re not talking “German Evangelical Christians.”
    It appears they broke with the Lutheran church before leaving Germany.
    Interesting group.

  • Man restoring '59 Chevy finds 50-year-old love letter — and delivers it

    03/28/2014 8:02:20 AM PDT · 12 of 22
    WestwardHo to afraidfortherepublic

    Thank you for Second Hand Lions! Now we have something fun to watch on this cold, wet Friday night!

  • Obama Eases Sanctions on Nuclear Iran as part of Syria "deal"

    09/13/2013 2:02:16 PM PDT · 20 of 40
    WestwardHo to Pearls Before Swine

    In your view is it just about money? Like the Germans and French supplying Saddam with nuclear technology, or shipping CW precursor chemicals? Or is there some other motivation?

    My source was common knowledge “on the street.”

    Money, political power, influence, building, maintaining control over their interests in the Mid-East. Darn Russian communists have big greedy appetites.

  • Obama Eases Sanctions on Nuclear Iran as part of Syria "deal"

    09/13/2013 1:49:27 PM PDT · 9 of 40
    WestwardHo to Pearls Before Swine

    What I don’t get is that Putin would have to be nervous about nuclear capability in Iran, but has been acting supportive of them.

    The Russians have been in Iran providing the technology and expertise to develop their nuclear capability at least from the early ‘90s.
    I know this from having spent time in Belarus.

  • History re Putin and Obama (Vanity)

    09/10/2013 8:26:37 PM PDT · 11 of 28
    WestwardHo to piytar

    I’m thinking the whole charade is deliberate. WWIII is the solution to global economic failure. All the better if world leaders can sit it out with American blood paying the price.

  • Obama's Syrian "maskirova": a perfect sleight-of-hand; notice what we are NOT talking about

    09/09/2013 8:03:44 AM PDT · 4 of 17
    WestwardHo to Graewoulf

    War would rescue a failing world economy.
    Our enemies just have to sit back and let our soldiers spill their blood to make it happen.

  • Homicide in parking garage shakes Stadium District residents

    09/06/2013 10:36:27 AM PDT · 25 of 33
    WestwardHo to Dagnabitt

    Is this place in a “hood”? If so, I don’t get why folks would choose to live there. Is there some investment potential gentrification going on?

    That’s funny. We live in Tacoma in a multi-cultural neighborhood and feel quite safe. The “hoods” prefer neighborhoods with better pickings.

  • Will Bible-Believing Americans Who Oppose Gay Rights Be Treated Like Criminals?

    06/27/2013 2:08:17 PM PDT · 12 of 43
    WestwardHo to pinochet

    Bob Jones University did not ban interracial dating until an Asian family raised the issue. Their daughter was an international student, her parents did not want her dating outside her culture.
    Just thought you might be interested....

  • Brazilian Evangelical Caucus Condemns Venezuelan Dictator for “Homophobia”

    04/06/2013 10:38:28 AM PDT · 9 of 10
    WestwardHo to RegulatorCountry

    Under the World Counsel of Churches, churches in South/Central America were infiltrated by Communists.

    My memory fails me for the name of the movement, but it was
    gorilla warfare against law, truth and liberty under cover of the church and Christianity. (’60’s—70’s time frame)

    This article smells of that movement.

  • Obama to Top Brass: Will you fire on American Citizens?

    04/04/2013 7:56:32 AM PDT · 53 of 86
    WestwardHo to The Great RJ

    Remember Waco, Texas.
    Remember the Civil War

    Americans firing on Americans.

    Just say’n.

  • America/Sodom/Gomorrah

    03/31/2013 8:27:50 PM PDT · 18 of 22
    WestwardHo to jmacusa

    ‘’Name me one’’good man’’ who is not deeply flawed’’. Jesus Christ.

    Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, now seated at the right of God the Father.

  • America/Sodom/Gomorrah

    03/31/2013 8:02:45 AM PDT · 6 of 22
    WestwardHo to jmacusa

    Reconciling Luther’s anti-semitism.

    As we do “good men” owning slaves. Luther’s theology was emerging,and he was a man of his times.
    Name me one “good man” who is not also deeply flawed.

  • Homeland Security Demands “Obedience” in Message to Agents

    03/30/2013 11:42:09 AM PDT · 82 of 91
    WestwardHo to TigersEye

    TigerEye, Is the first symbol from Virginia as well? I have never seen it before, but it makes perfect sense to me. Our first allegiance should always be to God.

  • mp3 recording help needed

    03/30/2013 11:14:02 AM PDT · 7 of 27
    WestwardHo to Darksheare

    This is way of subject, but as this post may attract computer goorooz....

    Does anyone know how to change the email default for Office Word 7?
    The “Help” ( I use that term loosely), is useless.
    “Default Settings” is a joke in Windows 7.
    If I apologize for butting into this thread. You are obligated to accept it...so says a number of criminals and miscreants.

  • The Top 150 Conservative Websites - July 2012 WOO HOO FR #8

    07/22/2012 9:41:57 PM PDT · 81 of 102
    WestwardHo to kinsman redeemer

    Thank you! Finally, someone “gets it”!!! LOL!!!

  • The Top 150 Conservative Websites - July 2012 WOO HOO FR #8

    07/22/2012 11:55:31 AM PDT · 20 of 102
    WestwardHo to RegulatorCountry

    demanding someone else do it.

    I didn’t demand, I said, “Please.”
    Besides, some of the rankings didn’t make sense. Conservative, every one? I don’t think so.
    Would have made as much sense in alphabetical order IMHO.

  • The Top 150 Conservative Websites - July 2012 WOO HOO FR #8

    07/22/2012 11:39:31 AM PDT · 10 of 102
    WestwardHo to greyfoxx39

    Would you please put the list in alphabetical order?

  • The Top 150 Conservative Websites - July 2012 WOO HOO FR #8

    07/22/2012 11:38:28 AM PDT · 8 of 102
    WestwardHo to greyfoxx39

    Would you please put the list in alphabetical order?

  • Am I being unreasonable?

    07/20/2012 6:38:08 PM PDT · 17 of 69
    WestwardHo to Krankor

    Never ends well to be too palsie in a business arrangement, doubly so when your home is affected.
    Raise the rent...a lot.

  • Question about the insulation in my house

    07/19/2012 2:48:48 PM PDT · 29 of 50
    WestwardHo to Feline_AIDS
    I've read your post several times, not sure I have a clear picture...
    What is your main concern today, reducing heat or aesthetics?
    As a temporary measure I would purchase sheets of foam insulation. Comes in 4x8 sheets, 2+ inches thick, alum. foil backing. It's light weight and easy to cut.
    Currently, in my own kitchen, incredible heat was coming through the sky light (new house), no shade, raised ceiling.
    I cut a piece of foam a little larger than the “hole”, and have it braced against the ceiling with an extension pole.
    It's not real attractive, but has lowered the room heat 5-10 degrees until we do a permanent fix.
    I'm using the scrap foam in the west windows of the garage until we can get shutters built.
    So, you might try bracing the panels against the hot walls, and tacking the panels to your ceiling until you settle on a permanent solution.
  • Weekly Gardening Thread Vol. 28, July 13, 2012

    07/14/2012 1:19:44 PM PDT · 79 of 151
    WestwardHo to JustaDumbBlonde

    Does anyone know how best to preserve eggplant?
    I’ve looked at cooking it in a sauce.
    Steaming in the microwave & then freezing.
    Breaded and frozen for frying.

    Last year I canned it in one of those Italian tomatoes things.

    That Excaliber looks wonderful.

  • Posting the address of TruBlueRinos.com for those FReepers who can no longer stomach FR

    07/10/2012 2:54:36 PM PDT · 30 of 844
    WestwardHo to Diogenesis

    Is that video real? If not, it’s an amazing photoshop!

  • Utah Garden Challenge Actually Government Registration In Disguise

    07/07/2012 9:03:23 PM PDT · 19 of 36
    WestwardHo to yefragetuwrabrumuy

    What is needed to defeat a data mining operation is garbage data.

    Ha! I’m safe. Govmunt will never believe anything will grow on the rock pile I live on.
    I’ve been raking rocks and turning them into fence posts.

  • Romania’s 20-Year Nightmare: Unraveling Socialized Health Care (our future if not repealed)

    07/07/2012 5:23:53 PM PDT · 2 of 12
    WestwardHo to ak267

    Do you happen to have photos of Russian/Romanian ambulances?
    I was in Belarus about 1995. I wish I had photos of some of things I was, like their ambulances, and thought I should ever be sick and be transported in one of them!

  • God Will Do It Again

    07/07/2012 3:44:22 PM PDT · 11 of 15
    WestwardHo to OldNavyVet

    “Why is it that God allows evil to exist?”

    There are no easy answers to your question that will not appear trite.
    Consider the universe, the endless expanse of space. It is God’s creation. He made it. Because God is the maker of the universe, He not a part of it. He is independent of His creation.
    Who can comprehend that God? Would you call Him big, powerful, are there words to describe Him? And yet, we see what He has done.
    We never give a thought to the universe somehow collapsing, and falling in on us, because we know, even without acknowledging it,that God holds it all in place. We know, without acknowledging it, that He is good.
    Scientists can observe what God has done, but they cannot explain the how and why because God is beyond our comprehension, or He would not be God.
    The only things we know about Him are the things that He has chosen to reveal about Himself in creation, in His Word, and in Jesus Christ, who is God in the flesh.
    It’s one thing to give you a theological answer. It’s another thing to look at a particular situation and answer why to trouble and pain in your life, or why to some of the dreadful things we read in the news. God doesn’t usually give us a reason for the particulars. But, He is the same Good God who holds the universe in place. He is that same incomprehensible, all powerful, and controlling God.
    For myself, the best things I know about God, I have learned in the midst of every rotten thing that can happen to a person. The absolute worst thing that can happen to us is for God to leave us to ourselves.
    If something really bad is happening, it tells me God is thinking about me.
    You never know, when evil happens, who is being affected, or how God is working in the midst of it, but I can assure you, He is!
    Read the 23rd Psalm, and ask Him to be your shepherd. You’ll be amazed at how He works to answer the deepest questions of our heart!

  • God Will Do It Again

    07/07/2012 2:41:36 PM PDT · 4 of 15
    WestwardHo to Frank Broom

    My personal favorite is of Jael in Judges chapter 4.

    Sisera was the commander of the army of Isreal’s enemy.
    The battle went against him, so he ran away and hid in Jael’s tent. While he was asleep....
    “Jael, Heber’s wife,too a tent peg and a hammer in her hand, and went secretly to him and drove the peg into his temple, and it went through into the ground; for he was sound asleep and exhausted. So he died.”

    Next chapter, verse 24: “Most blessed of women is Jael...”
    “She reached out her hand for the tent peg, and her right hand for the workmen’s hammer. Then she struck Sisera, she smashed his head; and she shattered and pierced his temple.”

    I love it! She was a homemaker. Minding her own business, but she knew an enemy when she saw him. She took action, defended her home, and helped to bring victory to the battle.
    Oh for women, in our time, that feel that passionately for our children, our homes, and our nation!

  • Does a Man Ever Truly Stop Loving His Ex-Wife?

    07/07/2012 9:43:18 AM PDT · 81 of 94
    WestwardHo to ConservativeMind

    And we wonder why we are so miserably unhappy...

    Know about sermonaudio.com?
    Just been listening to Pastor Joseph LoSardo..”You Are the Man”. So perfect for today.

  • Does a Man Ever Truly Stop Loving His Ex-Wife?

    07/07/2012 4:33:29 AM PDT · 61 of 94
    WestwardHo to ConservativeMind

    I agree completely.

    I know a man who was married briefly in college. She married him so her parents wouldn’t find out they were living together. All wrong, brief, over before it started.
    He remarried, three sons, happy life for nearly 20 years.
    An opportunity came to be in her town...he wanted to know how she was doing.
    We live in a world of staggering heartache, pain, and oh the unintended consequences!
    I’ve been thinking, what’s the big deal about destroying our Constituton when we mock the Bible and the God it is based on? We mock the only solution to our misery.

  • Christian Fined and Sentenced to 60 Days in Jail Over AZ Home Bible Studies

    07/06/2012 8:35:02 PM PDT · 19 of 49
    WestwardHo to Altariel

    Go to the Blaze and watch the video. Doing a home Bible study is not the guys problem.
    Stretching zoning laws and failing building codes is his problem.

  • Does a Man Ever Truly Stop Loving His Ex-Wife?

    07/06/2012 8:21:02 PM PDT · 13 of 94
    WestwardHo to nickcarraway

    I don’t know that it would be called love, but I don’t believe there’s bond of some sort is ever completely broken.
    1. Marriage was instituted by God. “And the two shall
    become one flesh.” It may be hell on earth, and may devolve into loss of respect or hate...
    2. God hates divorce, so while the papers are signed and the
    couple goes their seperate ways, I don’t believe there
    really is such a thing as divorce.

    I’m old, it’s just my opinion from observation, but it also hits close to home in some ways.

  • Obamacare Information NOT mentioned - Is this information correct?

    07/06/2012 10:05:00 AM PDT · 3 of 22
    WestwardHo to rarestia

    they are being herded into the stables for slaughter the closer they are to age 65.

    Thank you for your encouraging word.
    We are in our mid-sixties.
    We are not stupid.
    We see what’s coming.
    It’s a wonderful thing to have lived responsibly, have almost no debt, and be very ordinary middle class...
    and not know if we are better off retiring or working ‘til we drop and paying hellish taxes.

  • Former Model Takes on ‘Obscene’ Cosmopolitan

    07/06/2012 7:56:19 AM PDT · 2 of 17
    WestwardHo to CHRISTIAN DIARIST
    BLAIR catalog and SOLUTIONS catalog are owned by the same company. SOLUTIONS (collection of cheap junk), came unsolicited. On page 46 they offer a variety of female sex toys. Must be in deference to their lesbian shoppers.
    Be real nice to have my grand daughters peruse these at my house!
    I phoned both places and will not shop with them.
  • John Calvin was America’s ’Founding Father’ [Presbyterian Rebellion Day]

    07/04/2012 8:11:09 PM PDT · 6 of 159
    WestwardHo to BereanBrain

    Calvinism has turned into the “new” version of the Catholic Church.

    That is a very sweeping and inaccurate accusation against all Reformed churches.
    May I suggest a visit to sermonaudio.com. Visit a whole world of Reformed churches preaching Sola Scriptura.
    When I was introduced to Calvinism, aside from my basic knowledge of the Reformation, I wondered who is this guy, Calvin?
    Of course, I would never consider substituting Calvin’s Institutes for my Bible...that is ridicules, but after reading Institutes it’s hard to understand how anyone could not be blessed and humbled by Calvin’s exposition of the Scripture. He stands head and shoulders above most of what passes for preaching in a lot of pulpits these days.
    Just my humble opinion.

  • The Presbyterian Rebellion [Happy Presbyterian Rebellion Day, everyone!]

    07/04/2012 9:25:55 AM PDT · 4 of 33
    WestwardHo to Alex Murphy

    I’m reading CROMWELL Our Chief of Men by Antonia Fraser.

    It’s a very difficult read because of the scope of time, events, and various parties and views involved.
    I find it particularly interesting because A. Fraser is a Catholic historian discussing Cromwell, the Presbyterians/Covenanters as a political movement, working to remove the monarchy and institute representative government.
    Reading this article, I see that it is important to know that Presbyterianism and government goes way back to the 1600’s and is integral to English history...it certainly didn’t start with America.
    I am not a scholar, and state that this is clumsily written.
    Great article to be reading at this time.
    Just adding my two-bits.