Sunday, March 22, 2009

My rant.

Today I went to church for the first in a while. I decided to go cause I am feeling very good and wanted to. I wasn't going because of all the people that are there that can make me sick. It always seems that there are people constantly coughing and sneezing. I did go to the 7:30 mass because, there usually isn't as many people there. It felt good to be there.
Later in the day I played with Zach and Kaitlyn outside. I had Kaitlyn on the swing and she didn't want to get off. So I was pushing her for at least a half hour to 45 minutes. Than I played some Nerf Dart Tag with Zach that he got from my sister Dawn and her husband for his birthday, and later I set up the Nerf Dart Board that he got from my brother Mike and his family for his birthday and played that. Sally and I sat on the porch and just watched our kids play , fight and argue with each other. Oh the joys of parenthood, I wouldn't want to change anything.
When I was younger I never thought I would have kids. Than Sally and I met and she Blessed me with 2 and gave me a bonus with Michael. Michael was 7 when we married and because of him I learned a lot. Thanks Michael, now the two youngest will be paying for what you did and what I learned from you. Michael is now 18.
My dinner menu today was brought to me from my friend Dan and his wife Tina. It was a delectable dish, to say the least( I say that in passed tense cause it's gone) that consisted of tender spaghetti noodles placed so uniformly in a 9 by 13 dish. With a generous heaping of meat sauce top with cheese. I heated it up til the cheese was bubbling and the kitchen was filled with redolence. We had a Iceberg salad mix that was made fresh with carrots and red cabbage and topped with a Mellisonant dressing. We also had Hawaiian dinner rolls that I believed was baked in Don Ho's own kitchen. I say this because, as I butted each roll the family and I would start to sing Tiny Bubbles in unison. I hope Jake Blues will sing this song at my benefit. They were the most softest and butteriest rolls that simply dispersed in my mouth. All this was accompanied by a tall glass of ice cold milk. Thank you Dan and Tina for the very tasty dish. We all loved it even Zach wanted a third helping. ( He isn't a pastaplegic like his dad normally is)
Bucket list item number 8 is : I would like to take the family to Washington D.C. and see the Capital Building and explain to my kids that this is the place were this country gets SCREWED UP!!!!!!!!! Don't get me wrong I love this country. It's just that they will pass new laws without reading how it will effect us. Also giving these lending companies this bailout money and the lending companies thinking its OK to pay there top people there bonus's when people are losing there houses. I know it was in the contract for them to get this bonus,but if they needed the bailout money to save there company the contract should automatically have been null and void and relanguaged. That money was to help the companies not go bankrupt, not to give out bonus's for poor performance, Nobody on Capital hill thought about what these crooks would do. They should of made them sign a contract on what this money is to be use for specifically before distributing this money. Sorry about the rant but, this AIG thing really sets me off.
Bucket list item number 7 is : I would really like to Have some special time alone with Sally.We do go out on dates on occasion but what I really want is a few days with just her and I and not have to worry about kids. Maybe a bed and breakfast that has a nice view of the country side or even in a nice town. I know this may sound cheesy but life is to short to really care what people may think. Besides this is my bucket list not there's. That's it for now Sally thinks I been doing this to long , Its only been about 2 hrs.God Bless you all !


  1. Bill,
    Sounds like you had a good day today. Glad you went to church. Bed and breakfasts are nice. Dave and I go to one occasionally. I like staying at them when I travel.
    You know, I'm going to have to get out a dictionary when I read your blog, redolence?
    I hope Zachary enjoys his gifts, but you have it backwards - I got Zachary the Nerf Tag. ;-)

    I'm looking forward to your benefit on Saturday!


  2. Hi Bill,
    As I read through your Bucket List, I am compelled to tell you something that's on my mind:

    Stage 4 colon cancer is serious business. No one knows this more than you. I have no doubt that you (with God's help...and his people praying for you on a daily basis) will be able to win this battle. That said, I'm sure you are well aware that people have a tendency to not say what is on their minds. And when we don't say what's on our minds, we risk spending the rest of our lives worrying that made a terrible mistake.

    If I am to be a true friend to you, I feel I must share with you what God says about our eternal souls and the decisions we make.

    We will spend eternity somewhere. I want nothing more than my friends on earth to be my friends in Heaven. So just in case no one has ever showed you the path down Roman's Road, I want to share it with you:

    Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

    We all have sin in our hearts. We all were born with sin.

    We were born under the power of sin's control.

    Romans 6:23 a "...The wages of sin is death..."

    Sin has an ending. It results in death. We all face physical death, which is a result of sin. But a worse death is spiritual death that alienates us from God, and will last for all eternity. The Bible teaches that there is a place called the Lake of Fire where lost people will be in torment forever. It is the place where people who are spiritually dead will remain.

    Romans 6:23b "...But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

    Salvation is a free gift from God to you! You can't earn this gift, but you must reach out and receive it.

    Romans 5:8, "God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us!"

    When Jesus died on the cross He paid sin's penalty. He paid the price for all sin, and when He took all the sins of the world on Himself on the cross, He bought us out of slavery to sin and death!

    The only condition is that we believe in Him and what He has done for us, understanding that we are now joined with Him, and that He is our life. He did all this because He loved us and gave Himself for us!

    Romans 10:13 "Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved!"

    - Call out to God in the name of Jesus! He is the beginning and the end of all things.

    Romans 10:9,10 "...If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation."

    - If you know that God is knocking on your heart's door, ask Him to come into your heart.

    Jesus said,

    Revelation 3:20a "Behold I stand at the door and knock, if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him..."

    - Is Jesus knocking on your heart's door? Is that feeling of something more needed in your life there?

    Believe in Him.

    Ask Him to come in to your heart by faith,
    and ask Him to reveal Himself to you.

    Open the Bible to the Gospel of John and read what God says about Jesus, about you, and about being born again. And Bill, do not let my failings or my character be an excuse for not following Jesus' character and his righteousness. I'm well aware that I have not always been the best representative for the Christian faith. That's why God sent his perfect Son for us to follow after. Don't look at me - look at HIM.

    God will help you. He loves you.

    We all need to look for a local church where God's word is preached. The Bible says that we are to desire God's word like a newborn baby desires mother's milk.

    Aren't we all hungry to know the truth?

    Water baptism is one of the ways you first show that you have been joined to Jesus. This is an action, and actions will not save you. However, it is an act of obedience and a symbol of commitment.

    The symbolism is this:

    When you go down in the water you show that You have been crucified and buried with Him,

    And when you come up out of the water you show that you have been raised to walk with Him in newness of life.

    (See Romans chapter 6)

    You have been born again.

    (See John chapter 3)

    Your body has become God's temple.

    Your heart is where He lives.

    Forgiveness is yours in Jesus.

    And you belong to Him.

    You were sin's slave.

    But now...

    You are a child of GOD!

    We cannot earn our way into Heaven. Our works come from our faith in what Jesus has done for us. Our salvation is not earned, it is a gift.

    Christians are NOT PERFECT...we fall down. No one has fallen down more than me. I have to constantly ask forgiveness for my human errors in the way I treat others. But I have never once (since accepting Christ as my Savior) doubted the power of Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for the purpose of defeating the second death.

    So now I've said what I know I had to. I pray that you have (or will ask) asked Jesus into your heart as your personal savior and that you you have (or will) be baptized as a public testimony to the fact that you are a new creature in Christ.

    2 Corinthians 5:17

    International Standard Version (©2008)

    Therefore, if anyone is in the Messiah, he is a new creation. Old things have disappeared, and-look!-all things have become new!

    New American Standard Bible (©1995)

    Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

    GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)

    Whoever is a believer in Christ is a new creation. The old way of living has disappeared. A new way of living has come into existence.

    I am posting this on your blog because the message is something everyone needs to hear. God wants his believers to tell the world the truth of the Gospel.

    On the way home yesterday, Tina and I passed by a church with the following message posted on their READER-BOARD: STOP, DROP, AND ROLL only works in this LIFE.

    It is with love and genuine concern for others that I offer up this post. I am not better than anyone else, and if I did not believe 100% in God's plan of salvation for his creation, I would not dare post it on Bill's Blog.

    May God bless.
    Dan Blankenship

    Questions? Here is one site I found that has a lot of answers about a personal relationship with Jesus:

  3. Dan,
    I appreciate you have my best interest at heart. I write my blog to be entertaining for the most part. If I write how I really feel or go through I think most people would loose interest. Yes, God does play a very important role in my life. I do make time for Him every day. I have grown in my faith through out the years. My faith is what is helping me get through the difficult times.

    My kids have been brought in our religion. They attend church every Sunday, we pray with them and we teach religion at home to them. We try to teach them by our examples. My relationship with God is personal and intimate.

    My bucket list is just a list of my dreams that I have yet to accomplish. If you notice they include my family. Not that I only have to prepare for my death I have to make sure my family is taken care of as well. I want to leave as many good memories for them as possible. When they are having a difficult time I want them to look back and say "Remember when Dad....", and hopefully they will smile. If I am to go in the next couple of years they is a good chance my younger kids will have very little memories of me. So I am trying to take more pictures, videos, and write the blog so when they get older they can at least know a little bit of me from what I left behind for them.

  4. With all the prayers offered up for you and your postive attitude, I believe your kids are going to have to put up with you for a long time to come.

    Glad you enjoyed the Baked-Spaghetti.

    I was also surprised by the word "redolence" and had to look it up.

    Hope you have a great day!


  5. Are you going to have a new poll for the Blog?