Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG
November 9th, 2006
And Then There Was None

Last night our pipes decided to shut down and yield water no more.  It’s amazing how used we get to water on demand.  No doubt Geoff the Great will figure it out in no-time and the water will once more flow, our toilets once more will flush, and I can take care of my nasty dishes in the sink (that man can figure out and fix ANYTHING).  In the meantime it’s sort of neat watching my oldest son, Bo.  We have a hand drawn well behind the house (it was one of the reasons that made us really want this place) and ever since I woke up, he’s been hauling these five gallon buckets back and forth to the house.  Matter of fact, he’s just announced that I may now flush my toilet, but only if it’s absolutely necessary.  Heh heh.  That boy is an absolute treasure.


 


So, how do you feel about the elections? 


 


Last night me and geoff watched this documentary on the Greek civilization; it was fascinating.  Athens grew out of the dust — against all odds– into this thriving prosperous nation because of valor, bravery and a people who dreamed big dreams.  Then within a couple hundred years, on account of in-fighting and over-indulged arrogant citizens who seemed to think it was there right to prosper and flourish, this magnificent place went down to a humiliated ruin.   It was a little disturbing to watch.  It sorta seemed eerily similar to another place that I am familiar with.


 


 


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  1. mamatc said,

    on November 9th, 2006 at 9:38 am

    Very interesting…

    I seem to have a vague knowing of this place as well…

    Isn’t it amazing how you need look no further than the end of your nose for things? Whether it’s car keys or answers to crises, it’s usually right there.

    I was very dissappointed at first, then I realized, God is in control and now I have to actually act upon my faith and pray for those in power-like I should have already been doing! We’ll just have to see how it all unfolds.

    Blessings,

    Traci 🙂

    P.S.I hope you can have a resolution to your water supply soon! There’s just something about using a working toilet…

  2. jayfromcleveland said,

    on November 9th, 2006 at 10:16 am

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    As for Greece, it’s the old, old, cycle of empires, and we can read about it in the Bible. Once there was Egypt and Babylon. Their guys were tough, they had “the eye of the tiger,” but then their great-grandchildren were spoiled whiner babies who lost it all to the Persians. The same happened in turn to Greece, Rome, various Islamic caliphates, the Mongols, various European powers, and finally, you know who. We all laugh at the stories of the self-sacrifice of our grandparents during the depression, and they helped build this great country. All our generation has done is live off the collected fat of 200 years of hard work by our forebears.

    Since you asked, I’ll tell ya what I think about the elections. The Repubs got exactly what they derserved. 12 years of controlling Congress, 6 in the White House, and what has been accomplished? Budget deficits worse than any tax-and-spend liberal, no significant progress toward ending abortion — really, no discernable vision or ideology to distinguish them from the Dems. Poltics has grown lukewarm in the last 20 years.

    Neither side has any passion. Remember the looney libs of the 80s? Remember the protest marches and deomnstrations by left-wingers? How about the Operation Rescue sit-ins by our side? No one does anything like that anymore. No one cares. We’re all too busy and tired to care.

    The Repubs have been talking a good talk to the “Religious Right” for nearly 30 years and delivering nothing. Our side has been “warring with flesh and blood” for all this time, to no avail. The good part is, Jesus is still in control. Even if a brutal regime comes to power and persecutes Christians, we’ll be in the same place as a the early church and the suffering church today in China, India and the Moslem world. Maybe that wouldn’t be such a bad thing.

  3. lynan said,

    on November 9th, 2006 at 1:36 pm

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    I had a fwd–I can’t find it now. It was about this guy several hundred years ago who wrote about democracies and how once you make a country a democracy–you are essentially giving it a death sentence. It also had the stages a democracy goes through. Can’t remember it all but it sure did look vaguely familiar also.

    I, too, rest in the fact that God is sovereign. There were no mistakes in the elections. And whatever happens is good for my sanctification….

  4. dawilli said,

    on November 9th, 2006 at 3:30 pm

    Hi there!

    Water- what a luxury! I wish we had a hand pump out back… we did look at a place with one… very cool.

    Anyhoo, hope you get that taken care of soon.

    Just wanted to let you know that the first of the new baby pics are up, thought you’d enjoy (who wouldn’t enjoy baby pics?!)

    have a good one,

    ali

  5. bensrib said,

    on November 9th, 2006 at 7:04 pm

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    Well, you and your kids are ready for Teen Missions! That’s how they flush the toilets there, unless you use the portables on St. John’s Lane (you can visit their website listed in my links). BTW, congratulations to y’all Tennesseans for getting rid of Harold Ford! Wish we Virginians could have done as well in this election. Karen

  6. dawilli said,

    on November 9th, 2006 at 9:09 pm

    Aw, come on…

    That was seconds after emerging! She was still attached to the cord, which was still attached to the placenta, which was still in the uterus! She pinked up in a minute or so…

    Don’t they all come out a little discolored? She was still so ‘cheesy’ too… that’ll affect the skin tone for a couple of minutes I would imagine…

    Don’t worry though, there’ll be plenty ‘pretty in pink’ pictures to come- we love our digital camera, and it loves our kids, (they just photograph so well… I’m sooo biased, I know…)

    ali

  7. berrymorin said,

    on November 9th, 2006 at 11:56 pm

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    Have a terrific weekend. As always, I enjoy my visit.

  8. Abiga51 said,

    on November 10th, 2006 at 7:56 am

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    I guess that is why we put our trust in God alone and not in goverment. I think government is just power hungry people. Not too many left that really want to do good or can with all the other power seekers. I have see control go back and forth between both Reps and Dems in my meager lifetime of 55 years. I think it is upon all of us to live according to the Bible, stand up for what is right, not back down in the face of persecution, and raise a strong generation of Christians to take the lead until Jesus comes. Blessings. Hope you get your water soon but God is teaching your family some mighty lessons on survival down through the years and now too.

  9. KarenW said,

    on November 10th, 2006 at 8:31 am

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    Who was it that said, “The one thing we learn from history is that we don’t learn from history.” or something like that. Kind of scary.

  10. JustGiveMeStarbucks said,

    on November 10th, 2006 at 5:07 pm

    Yep.

    I must agree with Jay about the elections. The Republicans (my party) lost their spine long ago. Lukewarm is exactly the right word. Definitely wants to make ME throw up, that’s for sure (which is what lukewarm water might make you do if you drink it). What did Jesus say about lukewarm Christians? What happened to the Republican party in the elections could be used as a good Bible lesson example for our teens and preteens.

    I still call myself a Republican, though my husband gave up that label long ago and just calls himself an independent. He and I both vote conservative, pro-life, pro-family, pro-(man/woman)marriage, etc. It’s sad when you have to hold your nose while voting.

    And you’re right on, Karen — seems we never learn from history! Each generation thinks it’s better (and more impervious to destruction) than the ones that have gone before.

  11. TOSPUBLISHER said,

    on November 10th, 2006 at 5:45 pm

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    I have a contest on my blog right now and I need people to ENTER IT. Will you please force all your friends to come to my place?!

  12. ccpeterson said,

    on November 10th, 2006 at 8:16 pm

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    I am very happy about the elections. The country needs a new direction.

    Charity

  13. UndertheSky said,

    on November 10th, 2006 at 9:24 pm

    Election

    Ah yes, I know of what you speak regarding the election. However, read my recent entry to see the other side. God is still working in the plans of men!

    Love,

    Kate

    PS: Is your water working now!?

  14. SlackerMom said,

    on November 11th, 2006 at 6:11 am

    Yeah…

    I kind of see it as the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. Who won in TN?

  15. eyecorn said,

    on November 12th, 2006 at 11:35 pm

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    Oh, the elections…where to start! well, you visited my blog and saw the thing about the “no pledge of allegiance” thing. Now, it’s these stupid focus groups Bush is holding with the dems. Pa-leeeezzz…what’s next, sitting around a campfire with those who want us to either convert or die and singing kum-ba-ya!?? Admittedly, I was not happy with how things have gone the last 2 years, but we are headed into an even HUGER, GINORMOUS nosedive with the kook left (i.e. Nancy Pelosi) at the controls. UGH! She drives me NUTS…worse than Hillary. Just my 2 cents worth….whew! I have to go calm down 🙂

    Isn’t it nice to have a DH that can fix stuff. My DH is the same way and I feel so spoiled.

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