How to Stop Being an ‘”Almost-Volunteer”: 1 Simple Step


I think doing this is a good idea, :).

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On Saturday Evelina and I had the privilege of helping an organization called Hoskins Park Ministries repair the outside of a house they are renovating for homeless men.  I responded to a friend’s post on Facebook to help.  The post had a lot of responses, but no one saying yes.  So I instantly decided it would be a great way to spend a Saturday morning.

Although I am limited somewhat physically, I was given the task of helping to caulk some cracks on the exterior to prep for paint.  The house was built in 1910 and has seen better days.  Over the years the wood siding has warped and weathered and needed to be sealed.  The sealant will minimize the air flowing through those cracks and was the simplest fix considering the limited budget.

While talking to the volunteer director my mind was inspired with the words of a…

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Lingering Whispers Of Hope (8-31-2015)


Scripture For Today

I answered them by saying, “The God of heaven will give us success. We his servants will start rebuilding, but as for you, you have no share in Jerusalem or any claim or historic right to it.”      Nehemiah 2:20


Song Of The Day



Christian Spoken Word

God’s Soldier-Nico Hill


Journal Entry

Builders of the Wall

Nehemiah 3

1 Eliashib the high priest and his fellow priests went to work and rebuilt the Sheep Gate. They dedicated it and set its doors in place, building as far as the Tower of the Hundred, which they dedicated, and as far as the Tower of Hananel. 2 The men of Jericho built the adjoining section, and Zakkur son of Imri built next to them.

3 The Fish Gate was rebuilt by the sons of Hassenaah. They laid its beams and put its doors and bolts and bars in place. 4 Meremoth son of Uriah, the son of Hakkoz, repaired the next section. Next to him Meshullam son of Berekiah, the son of Meshezabel, made repairs, and next to him Zadok son of Baana also made repairs. 5 The next section was repaired by the men of Tekoa, but their nobles would not put their shoulders to the work under their supervisors.

6 The Jeshanah Gate was repaired by Joiada son of Paseah and Meshullam son of Besodeiah. They laid its beams and put its doors with their bolts and bars in place. 7 Next to them, repairs were made by men from Gibeon and Mizpah—Melatiah of Gibeon and Jadon of Meronoth—places under the authority of the governor of Trans-Euphrates. 8 Uzziel son of Harhaiah, one of the goldsmiths, repaired the next section; and Hananiah, one of the perfume-makers, made repairs next to that. They restored Jerusalem as far as the Broad Wall. 9 Rephaiah son of Hur, ruler of a half-district of Jerusalem, repaired the next section. 10 Adjoining this, Jedaiah son of Harumaph made repairs opposite his house, and Hattush son of Hashabneiah made repairs next to him. 11 Malkijah son of Harim and Hasshub son of Pahath-Moab repaired another section and the Tower of the Ovens. 12 Shallum son of Hallohesh, ruler of a half-district of Jerusalem, repaired the next section with the help of his daughters.

13 The Valley Gate was repaired by Hanun and the residents of Zanoah. They rebuilt it and put its doors with their bolts and bars in place. They also repaired a thousand cubits of the wall as far as the Dung Gate.

14 The Dung Gate was repaired by Malkijah son of Rekab, ruler of the district of Beth Hakkerem. He rebuilt it and put its doors with their bolts and bars in place.

15 The Fountain Gate was repaired by Shallun son of Kol-Hozeh, ruler of the district of Mizpah. He rebuilt it, roofing it over and putting its doors and bolts and bars in place. He also repaired the wall of the Pool of Siloam, by the King’s Garden, as far as the steps going down from the City of David. 16 Beyond him, Nehemiah son of Azbuk, ruler of a half-district of Beth Zur, made repairs up to a point opposite the tombs of David, as far as the artificial pool and the House of the Heroes.

17 Next to him, the repairs were made by the Levites under Rehum son of Bani. Beside him, Hashabiah, ruler of half the district of Keilah, carried out repairs for his district. 18 Next to him, the repairs were made by their fellow Levites under Binnui son of Henadad, ruler of the other half-district of Keilah. 19 Next to him, Ezer son of Jeshua, ruler of Mizpah, repaired another section, from a point facing the ascent to the armory as far as the angle of the wall. 20 Next to him, Baruch son of Zabbai zealously repaired another section, from the angle to the entrance of the house of Eliashib the high priest. 21 Next to him, Meremoth son of Uriah, the son of Hakkoz, repaired another section, from the entrance of Eliashib’s house to the end of it.

22 The repairs next to him were made by the priests from the surrounding region. 23 Beyond them, Benjamin and Hasshub made repairs in front of their house; and next to them, Azariah son of Maaseiah, the son of Ananiah, made repairs beside his house. 24 Next to him, Binnui son of Henadad repaired another section, from Azariah’s house to the angle and the corner, 25 and Palal son of Uzai worked opposite the angle and the tower projecting from the upper palace near the court of the guard. Next to him, Pedaiah son of Parosh 26 and the temple servants living on the hill of Ophel made repairs up to a point opposite the Water Gate toward the east and the projecting tower. 27 Next to them, the men of Tekoa repaired another section, from the great projecting tower to the wall of Ophel.

28 Above the Horse Gate, the priests made repairs, each in front of his own house. 29 Next to them, Zadok son of Immer made repairs opposite his house. Next to him, Shemaiah son of Shekaniah, the guard at the East Gate, made repairs. 30 Next to him, Hananiah son of Shelemiah, and Hanun, the sixth son of Zalaph, repaired another section. Next to them, Meshullam son of Berekiah made repairs opposite his living quarters. 31 Next to him, Malkijah, one of the goldsmiths, made repairs as far as the house of the temple servants and the merchants, opposite the Inspection Gate, and as far as the room above the corner; 32 and between the room above the corner and the Sheep Gate the goldsmiths and merchants made repairs.

My Article Read (8-30-2015)


Soldier, Wife, Newspaper

  1. Sunday Photo Fiction.

  2. Jo’s Monday walk : Bellingham and Hareshaw Linn

  3. I will praise Your name, O Yahweh!

  4. US Coast Guard 225th Birthday

  5. The Nightshade Escape – Short Story

  6. The Packard Merlin Rolls-Royce Engine and Avro [Canadian] Lancaster Bomber

  7. The Dangers of Being Cheap and Other Stories

  8. Immorality, Sex Object, & Rampant Divorce

  9. The Packard Merlin Rolls-Royce Engine and Avro [Canadian] Lancaster Bomber

  10. Saturday Suggestion

  11. Extremism — reblogged

  12. Your faithfulness endures!

  13. Will you walk with the Lord, awhile?

  14. Hold on…

  15. Joyful ‘Toons – Made to fly

  16. IN TIME

  17. A piece of my heart

  18. Let Us Wake Up and Smell the Rose of Sharon …

  19. Let’s Connect on Social Media: My 4 Pages

  20. Texas Cop Killer – Harris County Officials Looking For Activist Type Shooter – Questioning Person of Interest…

  21. Bendigo Riot- Political class arrogance is causing civil unrest

  22. Reblogging As a Way to Promote Others

  23. And Today FEATURED is……

  24. Closer to You ~

  25. Trump Calls Club for Growth ‘A Pack of Thieves’

  26. VIDEO “Dark-Complexioned Male”: AP Refuses to Call Cop Killer “Black” – MTV Only white people can be racist

  27. 3 in 4 Americans Think Political Correctness Is a Problem

  28. 3 in 4 Americans Think Political Correctness Is a Problem

  29. Our Lord Looks for Heavenly Minded Christians

  30. Suspicious Holes

  31. Burj Al Arab, Dubai

  32. Life is short, defile your marriage bed, no one will ever know

  33. How corrupt GOP plotted to ensure Jeb Bush win in primaries

  34. Inspirational Song Video For Today: Start a Fire

  35. Everything is a Miracle — reblogged — Part 4

  36. Best wishes for a happy and enjoyable Labor day

  37. Jeb Bush: Donald Trump is proposing to build “a wall that can’t be built.”

  38. Man has to put “Hillary for Prison 2016” signs behind electric fence to prevent theft…

  39. Screwed Britain:

  40. Daniel Greenfield:

  41. Very cool indeed!

  42. Let the boys park their cars on school grounds!

  43. North Korea: Border Guards raided, purged for murdering Chinese?

  44. Quote Of The Day — August 30, 2015

  45. A Sunday Feel Good Story – Dancing in the Rain

  46. Judge Jeanine Pirro: The Road to 2016

  47. A Pissed Off Sheriff Clarke: Obama Started ‘War on Police’

  48. A Pissed Off Sheriff Clarke: Obama Started ‘War on Police’

  49. Just a Thought

  50. What Does It Mean to Be A Real Man?

  51. Political Correctness…lol

  52. Netherlands – Final impression

  53. Netherlands – Winter

  54. Changing Voices

Sticky Note For Today (8-31-2015)


God Didn't

My Article Read (8-29-2015)


Soldier, newspaper

  1. 1000 Likes!

  2. Sticky Note From God 08.02.15

  3. Digital Art – When Nature Meet Humans

  4. The Judge and Jury… Is What Abusers Think They Are (Matthew 7:1-3)

  5. Quote Of The Day — August 3, 2015

  6. Whew, Close Call – Emergency Injunction Against New EPA Water Regulations… (ruling pdf included)

  7. El Sisi and King Abdullah Meet With Vladimir Putin In Moscow – Joint Terrorist Fighting Alliance – Putin Fills Obama Void…

  8. Arise and Shine | It’s A New Day

  9. Friday’s Fiction

  10. Lost in Gothic Quarter

  11. Abram in Egypt, Genesis 12:10-20

  12. Ten Reasons It Makes Zero Sense To Support Abortion – Celebrate The Babies Who Live

  13. Ask Auntie Linda, August 28, 2015

  14. Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Chipotle Black Bean & Corn Salad

  15. Nazi America

  16. Donald Trump -vs- The Decepticons, The Fight Against The Est and Lamestream Media – Megyn Kelly The First Casualty

  17. Watcher of Weasels Nominations: Shootout in Donkey City

  18. 3 Ways to Have More Fun Blogging on a Friday Night

  19. Goodbye For Now

  20. John Thune to GOP: No Talk of Illegals on August Recess – Catholics Align With GOP

  21. Bumper Sticker Of The Day…

  22. A Little Humor is Good for the Soul!

  23. This is not a UNISEX world.

  24. God’s Steadfast Love ~

  25. Trust, Not Adjust

  26. Caution: Our Ego Will Try to Act Spiritual

  27. Can business afford the cost of hiring Progressive women?

  28. DNC site mistakes foreign vets for former U.S. troops

  29. The Murderer Who Wrote the Bible

  30. We Must Stand Against Murder!

  31. The Dangers of Being Cheap and Other Stories

  32. Rancher fights $16 million EPA fine for building pond

  33. We’re Back!

  34. Rush Limbaugh Fully Understands The Rise of The “Vulgarians”….

  35. Your Future… Is In Your Mouth

  36. Because he had no convictions he……….

  37. King Solomon, What Kind of Fool Am I?

  38. Did you know your free speech rights don’t apply on the steps of the Supreme Court?

  39. Lord YOU Come Like The Rain

  40. What flavor tyranny would sir prefer?

  41. Wow!

  42. Clarity of Your Purpose

  43. Look And Watch

  44. COCKROACHES: from juwannadoright

  45. Quote Of The Day — August 29, 2015

  46. Blame Liberals for the Rise of Trump

  47. Thought for Today – August 29, 2015

  48. Let’s Talk Revival!!! Part 6

Sticky Note For Today (8-30-2015)


The Pain

Happy Caturday — theatrical edition


Love the theater with this lovely cast, lol.

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Links To Some Uplifting Posts


A Smile

  1. Man Jumps to Action When He Hears Woman Yell Terrifying Words — But That’s Not the Disturbing Part

  2. When His Doggy Sidekick is Hankering for a Treat, His Buddy Knows Exactly What to Do

  3. Debbie Reynolds to Receive Honorary Oscar for Her Work in Mental Health

  4. Comforting a Child

  5. Uplifting Photo of the Day is of Police Officers Playing with Children in Harlem, 1978

  6. Humanity at its finest. A man who lost both of his arms, cares for his elderly mother.

  7. Strong Woman vs. Woman of Strength

  8. ‘Dancing Doctor’ in Boston Busks a Move to Raise Tips for Charity (WATCH)

  9. Bullied 7-Year-Old Girl Finds Hope And Protection From Local Biker Club

  10. James Bowen And His Cat Bob Rescued One Another From Life On The Street


Helping Others-Helping


H/T  Bart Hickey

Blog:  Poems4Him

My Article Read (8-28-2015)


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  1. VIDEO Schlafly: Treat Gay Marriage Ruling ‘Like Abe Lincoln Treated Infamous Dred Scott Case’ – ‘We Don’t Have to Obey’

  2. Be Prepared

  3. My First Time

  4. His Love Endures Forever

  5. White Flags

  6. CNN Anchor: Obama’s People Will “Threaten Your Job” If You Question Them

  7. Why the Democrats Are So Desperate

  8. My First Time

  9. VIDEO They Live, We Sleep: A Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy – US Marine Appeals To SCOTUS, Free Speech

  10. 3 Reasons to Visit Dream Big Today

  11. an absurd & tenacious hope | Risking Love. Writing Brave.

  12. This Present Evil Age

  13. Divorcing the Drama Queen

  14. I Want New Shoes and She Has Her Daddy’s Smile

  15. The three letter word

  16. Nuggets – No Stealing


  18. Friendship

  19. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz To Hold Joint Anti-Iran Deal Rally in Washington DC…

  20. An Open Letter to Donald Trump – Trump’s Lead Grows

  21. Religious Work Should Be Most Open to Inspection

  22. Men Who Don’t Pray

  23. Do you see your goal way off in the distance?

  24. A New Anthem For “Crazies”, “Whack-O-Birds”, “Hobbits” and “Vulgarians” Toward The RNC/GOPe – All of It

  25. A little nuclear help from its friends


  27. Sticky Note From God 08.27.15

  28. When God Made Blue

  29. WHO YOU ARE: A Message to All Women

  30. Dubai: Spice and Gold Souks

  31. New Design – The OM Necklace

  32. You are my portion!

  33. Humans + Geese + Kindness = Hope! :)

  34. The Shadows of Those Who Have Gone Away

  35. Dance While The Music Plays

  36. Interesting: Trump and Cruz joining forces for something…

  37. Remus’s notebook for 28 August 2015

  38. hahahaha! Amazed we are!

  39. ‘Iranians are buying Democrat Congress

  40. Tales of the Nanny State: the war on lemonade stands resumes

  41. Adding To Your Faith

  42. The Socialist Dream Will Never Die

  43. Rather-be-biased takes jabs at Trump and Fox (tin foil hat zone)

  44. Quote Of The Day — August 28, 2015

  45. Federal Judge Blocks Obama’s Water Rule

  46. Abram’s Call, Genesis 12:1-9

  47. Netherlands – Autumn