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Report from Spiderluf

It’s in the Heavenlies, so the description is not really possible. One of the Melach’s is approaching Gabriel with a report.

“Here’s the report you asked for yesterday, Your Eminence”

“Did you read it?”, He asked (knowing that he had).

“Yessir, looks like all is good on Monroe residence.”

Report from Spiderluf: Monroe Date Monday April 9, 2018

Subject appears listless. Vitals are nominal. Color is pale. Frequent trips to bathroom.

Last Monday, I was lying in my bed feeling horrible. Some virus had entered our domain (Brenda had it yesterday) was causing terror. In the afternoon, my body was exhausted after several trips to the john that were necessary to expel through the southern end whatever it was that wasn’t supposed to be there.

I looked up the wall and saw a black spot on the ceiling molding. I thought, “hmmm, how’d that get there?”

Then it moved.

Ahhh, a spider. What’s it doing? There’s no food there. Nothing to hang a web on. It moved about a foot to 18 inches and then reversed course and went back to wherever it came from. 

“Looks like they got that bug we sent. I was wondering why we didn’t hear the morning or afternoon Schma (prayer). OK, thanks, that’ll be all” 

 

 

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April 11, 2018 at 4:34 pm 1 comment

Why Su Ann Is Talking to Yeshua As We Speak

One of my favorite cousins is in the Afterlife today. Her soul is not trapped in her body any more. This is a sad time for us but I guarantee you not her. She is talking with the Master and finding out  her next mission.

From the Gospels (We call it the Nazarean Codicil).

Mat 22:35 and one of them, one learned in the Torah, did question, trying Him, and saying,
Mat 22:36 “Teacher, which is the great command in the Torah?”
Mat 22:37 And יהושע said to him, “ ‘You shall love יהוה your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your mind.’
Mat 22:38 “This is the first and great command.
Mat 22:39 “And the second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’

יהושע  is Hebrew for Yeshua (Jesus).

Every time I saw Su she was fulfilling this mitzvot (commandment). In the Jewish faith it is the Schma (Schma means to hear and to do). No matter what tests and trials this life gave her, that’s what she did.  I could give you examples and stories but have neither the time nor the talent to do so. Besides, if you knew her, if you met her then you know I’m right.

I love you SuAnne and can’t wait to see you again when I go for my next mission.

The last few months have been rough but she smiled through them because she knew what was ahead. HaShem (G-d) granted me the privilege of being with her last December. She was SO excited. She knew she was about to shed this earthly suit and she was grinning from ear to ear about it. She had questions for me because we both were trying to fulfill the mission laid out in the Schma to the best of our abilities. I was woefully inadequate in explaining what I thought she would be facing.

I know she forgives me because that’s how we show we love each other. We forgive each other.

Goodbye Su … can’t wait till I see you again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 31, 2018 at 10:38 am Leave a comment

I Am Addicted

I thought that would get your attention. But it is true.

I am addicted. I can’t get through most days without thinking about it.

Situations arise, and my mind goes where it shouldn’t go. How I can get what I shouldn’t get. How can I watch what I shouldn’t watch?

I’ve known a very long time I was addicted. I just dealt with it the best I could.

Which as it turns out wasn’t very good, but what do they say about spilt milk? No tears, regrets, but no tears.

I think psychologists would say that I have an “addictive” personality.

One of the major reasons I got into ‘Religion’ was that it showed me how I could overcome this addiction.

Oh, I guess you’re wondering what my nemesis is. Doesn’t matter, if it makes me feel good or escape from reality (or even a present problem), I am addicted to it. Jewish sages call it the ‘Yatser Hara’ … the evil inclination.

I overcame various addictions in various ways. I was forced, cajoled, brainwashed, etc. but one of the better ways was to convince myself of the harm done.

I’m going to fire off an e-mail to Amazon about their lousy programming. I’ve already cancelled Netflix. I like Amazon Prime because of the free shipping but the free ‘soft’ porn is not helping. Amazing what is considered ‘soft’ today was XXX in the ’60s.

Anyway, I need to get to studying and my day, thought I would get this off my chest.

Have a blessed day and if you too are addicted, hang in there. Fight it with all you’ve got and you will overcome.

That’s how I do it anyway.

October 23, 2017 at 9:42 am Leave a comment

How to Handle a Bad Situation

The Setup

One day last week, I was innocently living the dream of retirement when my beloved called to me and asked in her sweet voice,”What have you ordered now?”.

I said, “Who knows, why?”

“There’s a box out here by the door.”

Lo and behold, she was right. It was about the size of a shoe box. Guess what. It was a pair of shoes. Nice brand name (Adidas) shoes. Black. Slip on. Looked like a fancy track or golf shoe. The soles are about 1/4″ thick. I remembered shopping for such a pair a couple of weeks ago because the slip on athletic shoes are worn smooth out! I bought them in Dallas so many moons ago. (2000? 2001?).

I says to myself,”hmmmm …. I must have ordered these and forgot about it”

I try them on. Not too bad. Right foot is a little tight on little toe but tolerable.

They are comfy, no doubt.

I take them off and put them up.

The Plot Thickens

Last Tuesday, I was taking care of business, and Brenda was mowing the front lawn, when up pulls a car and a woman gets out. She is the Head Muckity Muck of the Local Post Office. She politely introduces herself and asks if we received a package recently?

Brenda says why yes, as a matter of fact, we did.

She says it wasn’t ours and they need it back to take to the rightful owners.

Brenda then tells her the problem. That I had taken them, put them on and walked around a bit.

“They fit!?!”

“Yeah, apparently”

I wasn’t there so I don’t know how the rest of the convo went but Brenda calls and fills me in.

Things Get Hairy

I go to the Post Office and learn that the situation is between me and the customer. Even though the package was delivered to the wrong address, the ball was ‘in my court’ since I had the audacity to open a package not addressed to me!

I go to the house that said shoes were supposed to go and ask to talk to this customer of Kungfu4less.com. The lady that answered the door said he was not home do I have the money for the shoes?

I asked to speak to him.

He is at work and will be back around 5.

It’s 5 and I go back and he not home yet. Do I have the money?

My plan was to offer the guy $20 and take the shoes.

Well, he finally calls last night and that’s a no-go. When do I get my $76?

I tell him I’ll bring him a check tomorrow.

The Resolution

It’s Friday morning and I’m sitting here waiting for the Cable guy (don’t ask). I go to the website to see what their return policy is. NO used goods can be returned. So I call the phone number and choose “customer service” from the recordings menu.

Mr. Sewell listens patiently to my sad tale and agrees with me that the onus should be on the Post Office but since that’s not true he has a solution.

They will send the customer another pair of shoes if I agree to buy the shoes I have ‘at cost’ plus shipping.

I am amicable. What choice do I have? So I saved $26 and have a pair of top of the line shoes in which to play racquetball.

Lessons learned

  1. DON’T open any mail unless you are sure it’s yours.
  2. DO explore all of your options.
  3. Resolve situations in a timely manner but don’t resolve before you have prayed.

 

 

August 11, 2017 at 6:40 pm Leave a comment

Why I Am Boycotting the NFL

Now, I am under no Grandiose Delusion here.

I understand that their loss of one part-time viewer will not affect the bottom line to any extent. It would be close to a raindrop in the Pacific.

But I love watching football and hate to see what the NFL is doing to it.

The Tom Brady case was the first crack in the ice. He should not be playing today but that’s a different argument.

The fact that the NFL allows players to promote an agenda completely against this great Nation and doesn’t allow an agenda that supports our way of life is why I’ll not be watching any NFL game.

I hope you know I’m talking about Colin K. and other thug millionaires that are showing contempt for America by not standing for the National Anthem and on the other side, the NFL ruling that the Dallas Cowboys could not remember the fallen police officers slain in the line of duty by assassins.

When I was in High School, I got caught drinking and was kicked off the football team. I thought it was unfair because I knew that the ‘stars’ of the team drank and smoke all the time. My buddies told me that the coaches knew it and if I were a starter, they would have let it slide.  Well, whether the coaches knew about the others or not, I’ll never know, but I do know this:

They were right in booting me off the team because it was against the rules.

If only I had learned that lesson then I probably wouldn’t have had so many failures later in life.

That’s what sports are all about. To teach youth how to live in our society.

The NFL has devolved into some political monstrosity that confuses more than teaches.

It shows youths of today that it’s okay to cheat if you get away with it, i.e. Tom Brady.

But today’s protest go farther. The NFL is actually backing an agenda that divides rather than unifies our great Nation. At the same time, punishing those who believe in G-d, USA, and family values, i.e. the Denver QB that knelt in prayer.

I don’t see much hope in the NFL changing their ways. The problem is a cancer that is deep inside the bowels and brains.

I boycott because I don’t like my stomach turning every time the National Anthem is played before a game.

 

 

 

 

September 16, 2016 at 12:46 pm Leave a comment

Rededication

As I was fixing my morning medicine., words of my beloved came to me. Last week, she told me she didn’t want to have to care for me if I got crippled up. This hit me like a ton of bricks! The last thing I want in this world is to be a burden to anyone, especially Brenda, the love of my life. So, I have re-dedicated myself to preserve my health. I am going to get back on my diet. The past 2 years it has been closer to 80% cheating than 20%. We were told by a very good chiropractor, long ago, that 80/20 (80% good food, 20% bad) would be a good target. Well, that gradually slipped to reversal. When I say good and bad food, I am not talking kosher or not, I avoid all forbidded by HaShem, if at all possible. I have Severe Rheumatiod Arthritis. I was first diagnosed with it back in the early 80s.
The causes of this disease are many. Life situations cause stress and stress is a major factor. Diet is a major factor. We were told that I should avoid all nightshades. Do you know what nightshades are? Staples such as tomatoes, potatoes (but not sweet potatoes) and a wide variety of peppers, hot and sweet. I found an excellent resource about them: http://www.thepaleomom.com/2013/08/what-are-nightshades.html
Before I retired, my mindset was I was going to have complete freedom in my sunset years. Have as much fun as I wanted to have, eat what I wanted, drink as much as I could stand, as my Dad used to say,”Do what I damn well please!” This attitude has been one of my biggest enemies to good health. Every time Brenda would say,”That’s not good for you.” My knee-jerk reaction was, you guessed it, “Hey I’m retired, quit raining on my parade!”
Well, I’m tired of waking up like an old ’54 Ford (my first car). Creaking and straining to move, hurting every inch of the way. Fingers screaming in agony every time I want to open a carton of milk,(by the way, we drink almond milk).

Deu 34:7 And Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.

That’s the way I want to go out. I saw my Dad die. Eaten up with cancer, that strong Marine Raider, that grew up on a farm, went to war, came back and loved and supported Mom, loved and reared 3 kids, built a thriving business, had a great life reduced to less than 100 pounds and not even 70 years old. Not this guy! I am going to go out like Moses. I am going to make love to my wife every Shabbat!  I’m going to build things, repair things, do things! Doubt me if you will, haters gonna hate, doubters gonna doubt. But I’m going to live for HaShem, as best I can or die trying.

December 16, 2015 at 12:36 pm Leave a comment

New Day

I feel better today than I have in a long time.

1 Peter 1:3-5 (ASV)
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy begat us again unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4 unto an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
5 who by the power of God are guarded through faith unto a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

Oh Yahweh you are sooooooooooo good!!!

Psalms 92:2 (GW)
2 It is good to announce your mercy in the morning and your faithfulness in the evening

Well, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do but I wanted to put up a quick post to let you know that this latest puny attempt by hasatan to discourage Brenda and I brings us only closer to our Maker.

May you have a great day and …. May God be  exalted and Praise to Yeshua our salvation…………

Gary

February 25, 2010 at 4:02 pm Leave a comment

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