frans friday forum: I DON'T ALWAYS GET WHAT I WANT...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 07/09/15 11:05 PM
Last week’s post was about ABSOLUTE TRUTH vs RELATIVISM...The nice thing about espousing ABSOLUTE TRUTH over RELATIVISM is that with ABSOLUTE TRUTH YOU GET BOTH/AND rather than just EITHER/OR...
 
Let me explain...
 
COLLIN RAYE, a great Christian Witness but perhaps not so well known COUNTRY & WESTERN singer, says it best in his song ‘WHAT I NEED’...
 
The actual line says, “...I DON’T ALWAYS GET WHAT I WANT, I GET WHAT I NEED”...And further in the song another great line: "HE WAS ALWAYS THERE"...!!!
 
AND... that is precisely the point...GOD HEARS EVERY PRAYER...AND EVEN INVITES US TO SHARE OUR HEART WITH HIM...
 
BUT IN HIS ABSOLUTE … (6 comments)

frans friday forum: RELATIVISM ABSOLUTELY FALLS...Fran’s Friday Forum...!!! - 07/02/15 12:11 AM
RELATIVISM ABSOLUTELY FALLS...Fran’s Friday Forum...!!!
 
The Confederate Flag Issue, Slavery, Gay Marriage, Abortion On Demand, etc., are ALL PARTS OF THE SAME UGLY TREE...!!!
 
RELATIVISM IS THE CULPRIT...!!!
 
RELATIVISM: the belief that different things are true, right, etc., for different people or at different times...MERRIAM-WEBSTER DICTIONARY...
Any theory holding that truth or moral or aesthetic value, etc, is not universal or absolute but may differ between individuals or cultures...BRITISH DICTIONARY
 
SIMPLY PUT: What’s right for you may not be right for me...OR...There is no such thing as ABSOLUTE TRUTH...
 
THOSE CONCEPTS ARE RUINING OUR COUNTRY AND OUR SOCIETY...!!!
 
Over the years I’ve read and studied this at great … (2 comments)

frans friday forum: Fran's Friday Forum...DEMS WERE RIGHT...??? - 06/25/15 11:35 PM
The CIVIL WAR was NOT JUST about SLAVERY...
It was about many things, but probably the MOST SIGNIFICANT POLITICAL issue was STATES RIGHTS vs FEDERAL INTERVENTION...(a serious discussion would involve a careful reading of THE 10th Amendment)...BROTHER FIGHTING AGAINST BROTHER and FATHERS AGAINST THEIR SONS demands a very serious and thorough examination...
 
Abraham Lincoln was a REPUBLICAN, and the controlling party of the ‘SOUTH’ was decidedly DEMOCRATIC at the time of THE CIVIL WAR...!!!
 
THE CONFEDERATE FLAG was for most in the South a symbol of STATES RIGHTS over FEDERAL INTRUSION...!!!
 
That debate continues to this very day...over 150 years after the CIVIL WAR...AND...Getting rid … (6 comments)

frans friday forum: NO IT ALL...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 06/19/15 12:04 AM
One of THE WISEST people I’ve known in my life was MY GRANDMOTHER...She never learned English, never went to school, of course, couldn’t read or write, never held a job outside the home...YET...
 
When it came to getting help with a seemingly insurmountable problem...
 
MY GRANDMOTHER was ‘MY GO TO GUYGAL’...!!!
 
MY GRANDMOTHER had a great relationship with her maker...As evidenced by her very consistent and regular PRAYER LIFE...She spent her quiet time every day with THE LORD...
 
She always wore an apron over her regular clothing, and in one of its two sizeable pockets were HER ROSARY, and in the other were ‘JORDAN ALMONDS’ … (1 comments)

frans friday forum: SOME PROS & CONS WITH TILA-RESPA...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 06/11/15 11:06 PM
BY NOW, ALL OF US in the REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY should be heavily embroiled in the proposed changes in ‘SETTLEMENT’ (CONSUMMATION) practices...which are intended to go into effect AUGUST 1, 2015...
 
Rather than attempt to discuss a matter as serious as the many changes to be brought about as the result of the new TILA-RESPA (Truth In Lending Act-Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act)and the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) in a BLOG POST, I offer only a few considerations for you to ponder...
 
First of all...It is not the upper echelon ‘PROS’ in the real estate industry that make the REAL ESTATE WORLD … (4 comments)

frans friday forum: THE LORD'S LEMON AID STAND...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 06/04/15 11:33 PM
I guess we’ve all heard of and most of us have donated to ALEX’S LEMONADE STAND at one time or another...BUT...
 
The Lord has a LEMON AID STAND as well...!!! AND THE LORD MAKES 'HOUSE CALLS'...!!!
 
We’ve all heard the oft quoted Scripture passage: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. He who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I myself conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. … (8 comments)

frans friday forum: STICKS & STONES...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 05/28/15 10:53 PM
If you’re around my age you probably grew up hearing repeated often this sage advice of your parents: ‘STICKS & STONES may break your bones, but names will never hurt you’...!!!
 
YES, we were raised in the AGE OF CLICHE...A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE...THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM...TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE...A PENNY SAVED IS A PENNY EARNED...AND dozens of others...Feel free to add your own in the comment section of this post...
 
My focus here, though, is in ‘STICKS AND STONES’...NOW...
 
To translate the message of ‘STICKS & STONES’ to be ‘GENERATIONALLY APT’, you might hear today: ‘DON’T SWEAT THE … (2 comments)

frans friday forum: DON'T CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 05/21/15 10:52 PM
Last week I posted about PERSONAL CONVERSION and how necessary it is in everyone’s life...
 
And I suggested last week, also, that I desire that gift for all my children, and, indeed, for myself and for every one of God’s children...!!!
 
On this, my daughter Emily’s 15th birthday, MEMORIAL DAY being celebrated in just a few days, and the weekend of PENTECOST SUNDAY (The Birthday Of The Church) approaching, my thoughts turn to ‘WHAT IT MEANS TO BE PERSONALLY CONVERTED’...
 
Most of my faithful readers have come to know me as a ‘CUT TO THE CHASE’ guy...I should not wish to leave you disappointed...AND … (2 comments)

frans friday forum: THE REAL PC...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 05/14/15 10:56 PM
Remember when ‘PC’ stood for PERSONAL COMPUTER...or even before the electronic age, PEPSI COLA...???
 
Then ‘PC’ evolved into an acronym for the media and other political outlets to toss around freely and it adopted the connotation of ‘POLITICALLY CORRECT’...
 
Note: I never liked the label ‘PC’ as referring to POLITICAL CORRECTNESS...!!!
 
For me, the REAL PC stands for PERSONAL CONVERSION...Perhaps the most important ‘PC’...because it involves our ETERNAL DESTINY...
 
Let me explain...!!!
 
In everyone’s life, except perhaps in the lives of those with serious disabilities, there develops the need for PERSONAL CONVERSION...In my own words, a time for a person to make a personal decision to … (4 comments)

frans friday forum: MOTHERHOOD...A GIFT FROM GOD...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 05/07/15 11:21 PM
Yes, Sunday we CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY...I used to think only MY MOTHER SHOULD BE HONORED...BUT...
 
As I grow older in Wisdom, Age, and GRACE, I begin to see THE GREAT GIFT TO ALL HUMANITY that MOTHERHOOD IS...!!!
 
To see the truth in this, one must first start with MATRIMONY...which is NOT just Marriage but A HOLY ALLIANCE or HOLY COVENANT...
 
And this HOLY ALLIANCE is not between TWO individuals, BUT THREE...ONE MAN, ONE WOMAN, and ONE GOD...!!!
 
Eliminate any one of these and you no longer have a VALID MARRIAGE...at least for those with FAITH...
 
IT IS MOTHERHOOD which is the CORNERSTONE of this HOLY ARRANGEMENT...without … (6 comments)

frans friday forum: MAYDAY...MAYDAY...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 04/30/15 01:03 AM
NO...THIS IS NOT A CRY FOR HELP OR A DISTRESS CALL...BUT...
 
If you’re anything like me, you’re wondering what ever happened to APRIL...!!!
 
Yes, we hear repeated almost every day the old adage, ‘TIME FLIES’...BUT...
 
‘TIME FLYING’ didn’t seem to get us quickly out of Winter or give us much relief from cold Winter weather or Winter doldrums...For me, Winter seemed to drag on endlessly...!!!
 
Yes, APRIL IS HISTORY, Winter is finally gone, and my hope is for a steady, seasonally reliable, flower blooming, garden planting, weed pulling, shorts wearing, shoeless, and SPRING-FEELING-MAY...
 
I’m sure June will be here before you know it, but, as for … (6 comments)

frans friday forum: DEUCES ARE WILD...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 04/24/15 12:47 AM
Don’t be confused by the title.......TODAY IS OUR 22ND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY...
 
SO...I’m cheating by composing this post a day early...BUT I’M BOUND AND DETERMINED TO MEMORIALIZE EACH ANNIVERSARY WE ARE BLESSED TO SHARE...
 
Some of you may remember (I’m sure I have mentioned in some previous posts) how I totally forgot our 10th Anniversary...
 
When you forget something that important you learn a ‘LIFE LESSON’...
 
You can NEVER really makeup for a missed event that significant...!!!
 
LIKE OUR LORD, however, ‘WHO FORGETS ALL OUR INIQUITIES’.......(Definition of INIQUITY. 1 : gross injustice : wickedness. 2 : a wicked act or thing : sin)........We make the best of … (10 comments)

frans friday forum: Fran's Friday Forum...BEAUTY...SKIN DEEP...??? - 04/16/15 10:33 PM
I got to thinking the other day, as my nephew, BRENNEN was married to his lovely new wife, ESTEFANIA...
 
As I perused pictures that the couple uploaded to their special ‘WEDDING WEBSITE’, I couldn’t help but notice how beautiful BRENNEN’S bride to be was...
 
The more I observed, the more I became enchanted...UNTIL...
 
It dawned on me that ‘BEAUTY IS NOT SKIN DEEP’ as the old adage ascribes...NO...TRUE BEAUTY RUNS TO A PERSON’S CORE...
 
FROM DICTIONARY.COM:
noun, plural beauties.
the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations (as shape, color, sound, etc.), … (2 comments)

frans friday forum: SINGLE PARENTING 101...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 04/09/15 11:13 PM

My nephew Brennen will be getting married this Saturday...!!! Unfortunately, I couldn’t make attending the wedding (to be celebrated in Quito, Ecuador, 7 hours of flight time away), but my heart and prayers go out to the newlyweds...
 
I wish I could attend the sacred event, but I will be tending to our 5 still at home children while my wife will represent the both of us there...
 
May ESTEFANIA & BRENNEN have a long, loving, blessed, and fruitful marriage...!!!
 
With a little help from my caring kids, we should be able to survive through the next 5 days, though I’m already beginning to … (2 comments)

frans friday forum: HAPPY EASTER...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 04/03/15 05:04 AM

 
MAY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY BE BLESSED THIS EASTER SEASON AND MAY THE PEACE OF EASTER REIGN IN YOUR HEART FOREVER...!!!
 
 

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frans friday forum: PANORAMA OF HOLY WEEK...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 03/26/15 11:43 PM
HOLY WEEK, beginning with PALM SUNDAY and ending with EASTER SUNDAY is much more than a ‘COLLAGE’ of snapshots...It is more like a living PANORAMA of THE LAST DAYS OF JESUS...
 
Yes, we will celebrate and remember those events as they unfold, day by day, moment by moment...from HIS TRIUMPHAL ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM to THE LAST SUPPER WITH HIS FRIENDS to HIS AGONIZING CRUCIFIXION to JESUS’ FINAL TRIUMPH OVER DEATH ON EASTER SUNDAY...
 
We will see EXALTATION, SUBVERSION, JEALOUSY, BETRAYAL, SELFISHNESS, SELFLESSNESS, DENIAL, FEAR, INJUSTICE, SUPREME SACRIFICE, REMORSE, FORGIVENESS, and ULTIMATE VICTORY...
 
I share these thoughts with you … (2 comments)

frans friday forum: LIVING LIFE WITH POTHOLES...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 03/19/15 11:08 PM
It is the season of Lent...It is the first day of Spring...It is the SEASON OF POTHOLES...!!!
 

Knowing how harsh a winter it has been for most of the Northeast, and even our friends to the south, more than the usual number of POTHOLES have popped up and continue to invade our roads today...
 
Road crews in our area can’t even keep up with timely repairs and are working day and night to even TRY TO KEEP UP...but are losing ground...the POTHOLES seem to be winning...!!!
 
For those unfamiliar with POTHOLES...they can be as small as a … (8 comments)

frans friday forum: GREENING OF AMERICA...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 03/12/15 10:53 PM
With Saint Patrick’s Day next Tuesday, the color ‘GREEN’ has been bouncing around in my head...
 
Visions of Irish potatoes, shamrock shakes, corned beef and cabbage, three and four leaf clovers, and the like...
 
Then I thought of how we are divided as a nation into ‘BLUE’ and ‘RED’ states...Conservative and Liberal...poor and middle class...white collar and blue collar...
 
IT AIN’T SUPPOSED TO BE THAT WAY...!!!
 
We are now more than halfway through LENT, and our focus should be on PRAYER and UNITY, not fracture and divisiveness...
 
Let us then use this day of celebration, TUESDAY, … (4 comments)

frans friday forum: FINALLY FIGURING OUR PRESIDENT...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 03/05/15 10:15 PM
For all you ‘POLITICAL JUNKIES’ out there...I’ve finally figured out what motivates President Obama to consistently act against THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE...
 
Ever since I voted for his opponent the first time...I have promised myself to do two things: PRAY FOR HIM TO SUCCEED...and...PRAY FOR A SUCCESSFUL SUCCESSOR...!!!
 
It was evident going in that he was not PRO LIFE, he didn’t support our 2nd Amendment, he had little or no experience running anything, let alone the largest economy in the world, his faith was questionable, his senate voting record was deplorable, he was the antithesis of his claim … (11 comments)

frans friday forum: Fran's Friday Forum...WHO SAID WHAT...??? - 02/26/15 01:57 PM
How far must we as a Nation drift away from the PROVIDENCE OF GOD before we come to OUR
SENSES...???
 
Just to illustrate my point.......Play a short ‘GAME’ with me...WHO SAID THE FAMOUS QUOTES BELOW (answers to follow in comment section)...!!!
 
“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.”
“Democracy cannot be sustained without morality, and morality cannot be sustained without religion.”
“No government on the face of the earth has the capacity to restrain the power of unbridled human passions without the aid of religion.”
“Liberty can only endure … (5 comments)

 
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