Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Beautiful Christian Sister.

Post 425 ~ ~ ~ Wednesday, 19th March, 2008.

Hi Everyone ~~ I hope you are all doing well and looking
forward to the Easter break just ahead of us. I am expecting
my son Geoff and his wife Joanne at the weekend, and they
are going to take me to my cousin's home in Bacchus Marsh
which is closer to Melbourne, than Shepparton is.

I spent last Easter with Michelle, and we are both looking
forward to it. Also, three other cousins, or maybe four, will
call in to see us both. A mini re-union, of sorts.

And I am happy to say that our heatwave seems to be over
and we have a few cooler days ahead for which we are all
very thankful.

My friend Barbara sent me the first item. Thanks Barbara.

Beautiful Christian Sister, by Maya Angelou.

A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
that a man should have to seek Him first to find her.

When I say . . ."I am a Christian" I'm not shouting "I'm clean
living". I'm whispering "I was lost, Now I'm found and

When I say . . ."I am a Christian" I don't speak of this with pride,
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say . . . "I am a Christian" I'm not trying to be strong,
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say . . ."I am a Christian" I'm not bragging of success,
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say . . ."I am a Christian" I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible but, God believes I am worth it.

When I say . . . "I am a Christian" I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say . . . "I am a Christian" I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner, who received God's good grace.

Today is beautiful Christian Sister's Day.

A couple of extra Irish jokes, from Lady Di. Thank you.

Six retired Irishmen were playing poker in O'Leary's
apartment when Paddy Murphy loses $500 on a single hand,
clutches his chest and drops dead at the table. Showing respect
for their fallen brother, the other five continue playing
standing up.

Michael O'Connor looks around and asks, "Oh, me boys, some
one has to tell Paddy's wife. Who will it be?"
They draw straws. Paul Gallagher picks the short one. They tell
him to be discreet, be gentle, don't make the situation worse.

"Discreet??? I'm the most discreet Irishman you'll ever meet.
Discretion is my middle name. Leave it to me."
Gallagher goes over to Murphy's house and knocks on the door.
Mrs. Murphy answers, and asks what he wants.

Gallagher declares, "Your husband just lost $500, and is afraid
to come home."
"Tell him to drop dead," says Murphy's wife.
"I'll go tell him," says Gallagher.

Mary Clancy goes up to Father O'Grady after Sunday morning
service and she is in tears.
He says, "So what's bothering you, Mary, my dear ?"

She says, "Oh, Father, I've got terrible news. My husband
passed away last night."
The priest says, "Oh Mary, that's terrible. Tell me Mary, did
he have any last requests ?"

She says, "That he did, Father."
The priest says, "What did he ask, Mary ?"

She says, "He said, 'Please, Mary, put down that damn gun . .' "

A plane is on its way to Melbourne when a blonde in Economy
Class gets up and moves to the First Class section and sits down.

The flight attendant watches her do this and asks to see her
ticket. She then tells the blonde passenger that she paid for
Economy and that she will have to go and sit in the back.

The blonde replies, "I'm blonde, I'm beautiful, I'm going to
Melbourne and I'm staying right here."

The flight attendant goes into the cockpit and tells the pilot
and co-pilot that there is some blonde bimbo sitting in First
Class that belongs in Economy and won't move back there.

The co-pilot goes back to the blonde and tries to explain that
because she only paid for Economy she is only entitled to an
Economy place and she will have to return to her seat.

The blonde replies, "I'm blonde, I'm beautiful, and I'm going
to Melbourne and I'm staying right here.

Exasperated the co-pilot tells the pilot that it was no use and
that he probably should have the police waiting when they
land to arrest the blonde woman that won't listen to reason.
The pilot says, "You say she's blonde? I'll handle this. I'm
married to a blonde. I speak blonde."

He goes back to the blonde, whispers in her ear, and she says,
"Oh, I'm sorry ~ I had no idea," gets up and moves back to
her seat in the Economy section. The flight attendant and
co-pilot are amazed and asked him what he said to make her
move without any fuss.

The pilot replied, "I told her First Class isn't going to

An older gentleman had an appointment to see the
Urologist who shared an office with several other doctors.
The waiting room was filled with patients. As he approached
the reception desk he noticed that the receptionist was a
large, unfriendly woman who looked like a Sumo wrestler.

He gave her his name. In a very loud voice, the receptionist
said, "Yes I have your name right here. you want to see the
doctor about impotence, correct ?"

All the patients in the waiting room snapped their heads around
to look at the very embarrassed man. He recovered quickly,
and replied in an equally loud voice.

"No, I've come to inquire about a sex change operation, but I
don"t want the same doctor who did yours !!!"

Just one quote tonight as I am getting sleepy.

I used to believe that anything was better than nothng.
Now I know that sometimes nothing is better.
~ ~ ~ Glenda Jackson.

Sorry, I have to finish this now, but the sandman has
arrived at my place. I did some cooking today, some
corned beef and the usual pile of veggies. Take care of
yourselves and each other. Love and best wishes to
you all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 425 ~ ~ ~ Wednesday, 19th March, 2008.


Jim said...

Hi Merle. I hope you didn't that sandmand catch you sleeping!

Thank you for the blonde joke, I believe this one might really be true.

I finally posted my "You Make The World A Better Place" award recognition and passed it on to quite a few. Thank you again.

Now it is your turn once more:

I have made an award to you of the "You Light Up My Life Award" award, which I think fits you perfectly.
This award was designed by my blogging friend, The Teach, from New York.
He has put some requirements on the recipients.
The details for you are on my JIM'S LITTLE BLOG.

A description of the award: "Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe. It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished."

I hope you like it.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Hello, have a great time with your family this week-end. I have several dozen eggs and beets in frig pickling. There will only be about 11 of us on Sunday, unless my Mother changes her mind and comes along. I'm crocheting these little egg cozies that look like little chicks, and will be putting candy into plastic eggs and sticking them in the chick to set on the table at dinner on Sunday, if and when I get them done, I'll have Abe take a snapshot of them. More later, have lunch dishes waiting for me to clean up.

daffy said...

Merle, hello, *hugs* I'm sorry I have not been over for a while. I hope you have a wonderful Easter surrounded by loved ones. It sounds as though it should be lots of fun! I'm also pleased that your weather has cooled slightly for you too. I don't suppose you could spare a little sunshine and send some over here could you? :o)
Happy Easter! xx

Leann said...

Lol those jokes were cool I called my daughter and read them to her.we sat and giggled together.

Lady Di Tn said...

LOL at the pilot who spoke blonde. I love the Christian sister and must print my little Baptist Sunday School teaching sister a copy. Thanks for sharing the jokes sent to me. Peace and have a wonderful mini reunion.

Hootin' Anni said...

I have a little 'giftie' for you on my Thursday 13!!

audrey` said...

Good Morning, Merle

Bel had passed the Nov 2007 exam paper. Praise the Lord! Thank you so much for your prayers.

May I copy "Beautiful Christian Sisters"? It's so true and meaningful. Thank you =)

Please have a very Blessed Easter reunion with your loved ones.


Susie said...

Hello Dear Merle,
I've been reading back and catching up on your news. Love that bird hotel!! So glad you'll be having a wonderful Easter getaway to be with your family and what good news to get a great report from your doctor visit.
You've had the hot weather, it seems. We've had just lovely spring-like days, some of our nicest..
I'm trying to get back into a more regular blogging routine, but suspect it may take a bit longer.
Thanks for your prayers and visits..

deborah wilson said...

The joke was funny - but....

There's nothing worse than a very loud receptionist at a Doctor's office - unless it's a bank teller.

So the days in Austraila are cooling, they will begin to heat up again.

Take care Dear Merle, and if you don't post again before Easter, enjoy your family and have a wonderful day.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Maya Angelou is one of my favorite writers. Thanks for sharing, Merle.

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

I'm so glad it's cooler there, and that you will be spending Easter with your cousin, and have a reunion with some other cousins as well. My oldest son will be arriving here for Easter with my youngest granddaughter, who is 8, and I'm looking forward to it.

Beautiful Christian Sister is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it. I love Maya Angelou.

Enjoyed the Irish jokes, and the blonde joke, and the man at the urologists office joke. And that is a good quote by Glenda Jackson.

After torrential rains for two days, the sun will be shining today, and I'm looking forward to it.

Have a wonderful day, dear Merle. I always enjoy my visits with you.

Love and Blessings,