Monday, March 30, 2009

Lolcats.....couldn't resist

funny pictures of cats with captions
see more Lolcats and funny pictures

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bemidji Trip Photos 3/29/09

A few pics from our trip to Bemidji today........

Lake Bemidji and some Canadian Geese


Lake Bemidji



Paul Bunyan and Babe

 
Didn't see a sign to indicate if this represented a specific person or not
 
 
 
Statue in front of store





Fosston Veteran's Memorial

 
  
  
Eagle's Nest outside of Erskine.  There is an eagle inside, but you can only see the tip of its head.


Give It All Way by Aaron Shust





Search my heart, search my mind, search my soul
Make me clean, make me new, make me whole

All of my plans, all of my dreams, I lay them down before Your feet
All of my time, all that was mine, I now submit to Your design
'Cause you are the one only one that give it all away for me
that give it all away for me

You are my strength, You are my God, you are my King
You make me laugh, You make me dance, You make me sing

All of my plans, all of my dreams, I lay them down before Your feet
All of my time, all that was mine, I now submit to Your design
'Cause you are the one only one that dared to give it all away for me
that give it all away for me (give it all away..)

Everything inside, everything outside, I give it all away
You never change, but You rearrange my heart more everyday

All of my plans, all of my dreams, I lay them down before Your feet
All of my time, all that was mine, I now submit to Your design

All of my plans, all of my dreams, I lay them down before Your feet
All of my time, all that was mine, I now submit to Your design
'Cause You are the one who can make my life complete
You are the one who can give light to my feet
You are the one, Only one who that give it all away for me
that dared to give it all away for me...
that dared to give it all away
that dared to give it all away for me...
that dared to give it all away for me...

Search my heart, search my mind, search my soul

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Two new toys

Dyson Animal Ball

 

New Laptop & Specs: http://tinyurl.com/cnlyps



Friday, March 27, 2009

Flood Cam 2009

I don’t live in this city, but I do live near it.  I am not closely affected by the flood other than road closures and having friends in the city.  I was just downtown near this very flood wall that you see protecting the city.  I had a dentist appointment.

http://www.grandforksherald.com/pages/floodcam

In 1997, this city was severely flooded when the Red River of the North (which flows north, btw) rose to 54’.  The new dike system holds to 60’.  The current expected crest is around 52-3’, but rivers can be very unpredictable, especially with the ice jams and new snow/rain.  No idea yet, what the second crest will come in at in April.  Fargo, ND is suffering much worse as their dike system is not as good/high as Grand Forks.  One of the joys of losing half your city to a flood is you get a brand new dike system.  I guess Fargo is next in line.

Bismark is also suffering huge flooding thanks to the Missouri River and ice jams both north and south of Bismark.

Manitoba, Canada is bracing for 3 weeks of flood “agony.”

Man, I love spring…………NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


ETA:
In Firefox, I can acess the above link with no problem.  Flock is being goofy.  If for some reason, you can't get the video to run to go
http://www.grandforksherald.com/ and scroll down a little bit to find 2009 Flood Cam (left side, big blue letters)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Revealation by Third Day




Third Day

My life,
Has led me down the road that's so uncertain
And now I am left alone and I am broken,
Trying to find my way,
Trying to find the faith that's gone
This time,
I know that you are holding all the answers
I'm tired of losing hope and taking chances,
On roads that never seem,
To be the ones that bring me home

Give me a revelation,
Show me what to do
Cause I've been trying to find my way,
I haven't got a clue
Tell me should I stay here,
Or do I need to move
Give me a revelation
I've got nothing without You
I've got nothing without You

My life,
Has led me down this path that's ever winding
Through every twist and turn I'm always finding,
That I am lost again (I am lost again)
Tell me when this road will ever end

Give me a revelation,
Show me what to do
Cause I've been trying to find my way,
I haven't got a clue
Tell me should I stay here,
Or do I need to move
Give me a revelation
I've got nothing without You
I've got nothing without...

I don't know where I can turn
Tell me when will I learn
Won't You show me where I need to go
Oh oh
Let me follow Your lead,
I know that it's the only way that I can get back home

Give me a revelation,
Show me what to do
Cause I've been trying to find my way,
I haven't got a clue
Tell me should I stay here,
Or do I need to move
Give me a revelation
I've got nothing without You
I've got nothing without You

Oh, give me a revelation...

I've got nothing without You
I've got nothing without You

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Poem: DRINK, STEAL, SWEAR & LIE

DRINK, STEAL, SWEAR & LIE

I met a man who has a motto he lives by everyday.

He said to listen carefully and
live by these 4 rules:  Drink, Steal, Swear, & Lie.


I was shaking my head 'no', but he then told me to listen
while he explained his four rules. Here they are:

1.. "Drink" from the "everlasting cup" every day.

2.. "Steal" a moment to help someone that
is in worse shape than you are.

3.. "Swear" that you will be a better
person today than yesterday.

4.. And last, but not least, when you "lie" down at night
thank God you live in America and have freedom.

I am not as good as I should be, I am not as good
as I could be. but THANK GOD,
I am better than I used to be!


(author unknown to me)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I'll Fly Away by Jars of Clay

Yep, I need to get a CD of this group :)





I'll Fly Away
Author: Albert E Brumley
Some bright morning when this life is over
I'll fly away
To that home on God's celestial shore
I'll fly away

   I'll fly away oh glory
   I'll fly away (in the morning)
   When I die hallelujah by and by
   I'll fly away

When the shadows of this life have gone
I'll fly away
Like a bird from these prison walls I'll fly
I'll fly away

Oh how glad and happy when we meet
I'll fly away
No more cold iron shackles on my feet
I'll fly away

Just a few more weary days and then
I'll fly away
To a land where joys will never end
I'll fly away

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Blizzard Coyote

Blizzard Coyote Brings Area to a Halt   Our local paper names the blizzards around us.  Here are some pictures of it in Grand Forks.

Last night out my north window.



 
  
 

My driveway this afternoon.


 
  
 
Thank goodness I have a guy on speeddial who will come and remove this!  It's worth the money to not deal with this packed mess.  *lol*

UPDATE:


 
 

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus by Jars of Clay

Another new to me version of this song.  I may have to invest in as Jars of Clay CD or two :)








NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD - by Robert Lowry (1826-1899) - Public Domain


             "and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son
              cleanseth us from all sin." (1 John 1:7b KJV)


What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.


 Chorus:
 
 Oh! precious is the flow
 That makes me white as snow;
 No other fount I know,
 Nothing but the blood of Jesus.


For my pardon this I see,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
For my cleansing, this my plea,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Nothing can for sin atone,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
Naught of good that I have done,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

This is all my hope and peace,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
This is all my righteousness,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Punctuation funny

"The Importance of Correct Punctuation"

Dear John:
I want a man who knows what love is all about. You are generous, kind, thoughtful. People who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me for other men. I yearn for you. I have no feelings whatsoever when we're apart. I can be forever happy--will you let me be yours?
Gloria

Dear John:
I want a man who knows what love is. All about you are generous, kind, thoughtful people, who are not like you.
Admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me. For other men, I yearn. For you, I have no feelings whatsoever.
When we're apart, I can be forever happy. Will you let me be?
Yours,
Gloria

Sunday, March 01, 2009

It Is Well With My Soul by Jars of Clay

I just heard this version for the first time.  It took me a few moments, but I really like it.




IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL - by Horatio G. Spafford, 1828-1888 -
                               Public Domain


When peace like a river attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
"It is well, it is well with my soul."

Tho' Satan should buffet, tho' trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And has shed His own blood for my soul.

My sin (Oh the bliss of this glorious thought)
My sin, not in part, but the whole
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

And, Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,
The clouds rolled back like a scroll,
The trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend,
"Even so" -  it is well with my soul.


It is well, It is well.
It is well, it is well with my soul!