Thursday, December 06, 2007

The Bell.

Post 377 ~ ~ ~ Thursday, 6th December, 2007.

Hello my friends ~ ~ I hope you are all having a good week.
Mine has been busier than usual, but all is well. Today I had
a visit to my Doctor for check-up on the diabetes etc. Once
again he froze the lesion on my nose, so I hope it disappears
for good this time, or it looks like surgery will be needed.
So all well so far here.

My friend and I went shopping yesterday, and we had lunch
and a nice time getting the things we wanted. She bought
a digital camera amongst other things. Her mother turned
90 today so she was going to take photos there and on
Sunday there is a party for her. So I am looking forward to
seeing all the photos she has taken.

Tomorrow, my younger son will be 50 years old, so I hope
you have a great day, Geoff and a lovely weekend break away.
See you next weekend.

My dear friend, Barbara sent me the following in an e mail,
so I hope you will enjoy it. Thank you Barbara.

I am God's child (John 1:12)
I am Christ's friend (John 15:15)
I am united with the Lord(1 Cor. 6:17)
I am bought with a price(1 Cor. 6:19-20)
I am a saint (set apart for God). (Eph. 1:1)
I am a personal witness of Christ (Acts 1:8)
I am the salt & light of the earth (Matt.5:13-14)
I am a member of the body of Christ(1 Cor 12:27)
I am free forever from condemnation ( Rom. 8: 1-2)
I am a citizen of Heaven. I am significant (Phil.3:20)
I am free from any charge against me (Rom. 8:31-34)
I am a minister of reconciliation for God(2 Cor.5 :17-21)
I have access to God through the Holy Spirit (Eph. 2:18)
I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realms (Eph. 2:6)
I cannot be separated from the love of God(Rom.8:35-39)
I am established, anointed, sealed by God (2 Cor1:21-22)
I am assured all things work together for good (Rom. 8: 28)
I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit (John 15:16)
I may approach God with freedom and confidence (Eph. 3: 12)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil 4:13)
I am the branch of the true vine, a channel of His life (John 15: 1-5)
I am God's temple (1 Cor. 3: 16). I am complete in Christ (Col. 2: 10)
I am hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3). I have been justified (Romans 5:1)
I am God's co-worker (1 Cor. 3:9; 2 Cor 6:1). I am God's workmanship(Eph. 2:10)
I am confident that the good works God has begun in me will be perfected (Phil. 1: 5)
I have been redeemed and forgiven (Col. 1:14). I have been adopted as God's child(Eph 1:5)
I belong to God
Do you know
who you are!?

Keep this bell ringing...pass it on:)

"The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn His face toward you
and give you peace."
Numbers 6:24-26

How for some jokes ~ ~ ~

A few more from my blogger friend Jim .Thanks Jim for these.

People want the front of the bus; the back of the church; and
the center of attention.

A father was approached by his small son who told him proudly,
"I know what the Bible means."
His father smiled and replied, "What do you mean ? You
know what the Bible means ?"

The son replied, "I do know !"
"OK" said the father. What does the Bible mean?
"That's easy, Daddy," the boy replied excitedly.

It stands for "Basic Information Before Leaving Earth.

Sunday after church a Mom asked her very young
daughter what the lesson was about.
The daughter answered, "Don't be scared,
you'll get your quilt."

Needless to say, the Mom was perplexed. Later in the day,
the pastor stopped by for tea and the Mom asked him
what that morning's Sunday school lesson was about.

He said, "Be not afraid; thy comforter is coming."

The minister was preoccupied with thoughts of how he
was going to ask the congregation to come up with
more money than they were expecting for repairs to the church.

Therefore, he was annoyed to find that the regular
organist was sick and a substitute had been
brought in at the last minute.

The substitute wanted to know what to play.
"Here's a copy of the service," he said impatiently.
"But you'll have to think of something to play after
I make the announcement about the finances."

During the service, the minister paused and said,
"Brothers and Sisters, we are in great difficulty;
the roof repairs cost twice as much as we expected
and we need $4,000 more. Any of you who can
pledge $100 or more, please stand up.

At that moment, the substitute organist played
"The Star Spangled Banner,"

And that is how the substitute became the regular organist.!!

Reasons why English is so hard to understand.

1. The bandage was wound around the wound.

2. The farm used to produce produce.

3. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4. We must polish the Polish furniture.

5. He could lead if he could get the lead out of his feet.

6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

7. Since there is no time like the present, he thought
it was time to present the present.

8. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum..

9. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

10. I did not object to the object.

11. The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

12. There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

13. They were too close to the door to close it.

14, A seamstress and a sewer fell down the sewer.

15. To help him with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

16. The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

17. After a number of injections, my jaw got number.

18. Upon seeing a tear in the painting, I shed a tear.

19. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

20. How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend.

I must apologize for this post, but I have to close and get to bed.
I hope to do better next time. Meanwhille,,enjoy the rest of your week.
Take care, Love and best wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 377 ~~ ~ ~Thursday, 6th December, 2007.



Gledwood said...

Hi Merle I hope you are OK.
What are you talking about a lesion? You mean from sunburn?
I once had 2 warts that got frozen off by "cryotherapy"... aptly named as it really hurts! Minus 180C liquid nitrogen being sprayed all over me!!

Patty said...

Dear Merle,
Sorry to hear about having to have the spot on your nose looked after again, let's hope this takes care of it. Tell you son Happy Belated Birthday from the Lincoln's when you see him. I loved the one about the church organist. That's one way to do it. Ha!Ha! Have a lovely evening.

Jeanette said...

Dear Merle, Firstly Very Happy Birthday wishes to Geoff and hope he has a great day.Oh I hope they got all the lesion this time and you wont have to have surgery.
Pleased to hear you had another luncheon date and got some of your shopping done,Hahaha to the Church organist, AHHH to the english lesson there so many words spelt the same way with a different meaning...take care my friend, Jan

Janice said...


You have nothing to apologize for, that was a good post as always.

And I hope that is the last of your lesions.

Have a good one,

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

Lunch and shopping with a friend is always fun, isn't it?

I hope your son had a happy birthday!

Love the Bell.

Reasons why English is hard to understand is so true! When I first came to the US in the early 1950s, I had a difficult time with it!

Have a wonderful weekend, dear Merle.

Warmest regards,


Gledwood said...

The warts never ever came back!

I hope yours goes away for good too. Is it what they call "rodent ulcer" a v slow growing "leision"? That's meant to be relatively easy to treat. I hope they really zap it! (But without frazzling you, if you know what I mean...)

Jim said...

Hi Merle -- Well, I sure hope (and pray) that the lesion doesn't come back anymore. My daughter, Karen, had to have surgery for hers. It hasn't bothered any more except the scare didn't grow back real smooth.
Thank you for putting the rest of my friends e-mailed jokes on your blog.
You did nicely today, I can't see any need for an apology.
We are in Nebraska still today, but will fly back tomorrow. We sold my dad and mom's farm this morning at auction. The sale was kind to us.
Then we had lunch with Cliff Morrow who got me started in blogging. We have been here since Wednesday afternoon.
To see our snow, look at my Photo blog where I put on a short post this morning.

audrey` said...

Dearest Merle

This is the best bell in the world.
May I add it to my collection?
Thank you so much.

I'm praying for the lesion.
May our good Lord remove it completely and permanently.
He's our best healer.
Praise Him!

Please take care, my friend.
(((HUGS))) and much love =)

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Merle

Just catching up...and that's all I seem to be able to do nowadays. I just don't get the time to visit everyone any more often...sigh! Must be the time of year.

I do hope they can get shot of that lesion for you...worrying things they are.

Have a good weekend and I'll catch up again in the next few days...!

Hugs xoxo

Peter said...

Hi Merle, thought I'd better pop in and say hello... I lurk here daily...
Happy Birthday Geoff if you are reading this.

Gattina said...

Wow ! you already half a half century old son ?? and it is the youngest ! Mine is 34 and I have only one.