Archive for November 27, 2008

I have been known to crawl up on a petrified soapbox and rant aloud, if even just for a little.

That said, ofttimes the picture can be worth a thousand words, as the axiom says. And since my betrothed Cowboys are playing football today and I need to save my vocal chords for yawping during certain – and expected – touchdown celebrations.

However, I’ll say this if you will extend me the levity, I have a few things to be thankful today:

  1. My Jesus. I don’t often praise and extol him the way I should, but my heart is there. Completely. Which is why I created this blog and gave my life wholly to him. Thank you for saving a wretch like me.
  2. My Fair Lady. With Jesus, I have salvation. Without her, salvation wouldn’t seem as rich and lovely.
  3. My Lil’ Wall Watchers. Perfect extensions of God’s love. Mercy I don’t deserve. Grace I didn’t earn. Love I can’t fathom.
  4. The Writing on the Wall. I have wanted to scribe for the Lord for decades, and have under other notable minister’s and evangelist’s names. (Don’t ask, I have signed contracts). For years, I have seen the news and heard the rumors and didn’t think anyone was calling B.S. and issuing honor and praise where it was due. I was wrong, as noted by the “Another Brick in the Wall” section. Wall Watchers, thank you for promoting the rants, re-publishing the diatribes and proselytizing the truth with vigor and passion.  Knowing the Lord is using this cyber home of mine in some fashion is more of a blessing that I could have ever imagined. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not close to being content with its growth, but I am humbled. Thanks to you.

Peace & Blessings,

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A not so long time ago in a desolate land far away depending on where you live, the national news was all about a motley crew of renegade fundamental MormonsF-undamental-LDS for those scoring at home – who thought the way to a better religion was living on a remote Texas compound, make all their own clothes and impregnate pre-pubescent children.

Classy.

polygamy-porterSuffice to say, the good God-fearing folk in west Texas didn’t take kindly to that kind of behavior, religious or otherwise. They raid the compound thanks to a bogus phone call and place more than 400 children in state custody.

In the process, the Lone Star State ran up a ghastly total of $9 million just in the first few weeks. And, that is a lot of Mormon beer-chasing, bang-bang gun play (as possibly noted here).

Whew! There’s some inflation. And now, thanks to the Houston Chronicle, the child welfare authorities want their cut.

The raid of a polygamist sect’s Texas ranch cost child welfare authorities $12.4 million in overtime, transportation and shelter costs, according to newly released figures… The $12.4 million does not include the costs associated with the remaining cases, said Patrick Crimmins, a spokesman for Child Protective Services. It doesn’t include court costs either.

So, in the spirit of Christmas, I move the state of Texas would like a refund. After all, these guys were just being Mighty Mouse and coming to save the daaaaaaaay. They weren’t planning on all this ballyhoo and swapping of credit cards and blank checks.

Maybe they can make back their cash by finally empting out the ranch of all those pesky kids and hot mamas and play “Home on the Range”. You know, get some cows, horses, chickens… oh, and Alpacas. I hear those are in fashion now. Can’t be any more a-go-go than those flashy threads those mamas are sporting.