frans friday forum: Fran's Friday Forum...TIME TO BLOW THE TRUMPet...??? - 08/27/15 01:17 AM
I don’t know about you, but these days I’m starting to PAY ATTENTION to DONALD TRUMP...
 
Truthfully, he hasn’t been one of my favorite candidates for President in 2016, but I’m slowly warming up to him...HE DESERVES TO BE HEARD...!!!
 
Again...I don’t agree with some of his opinions...but HE BEATS THE ALTERNATIVES SO FAR...HANDS DOWN...!!!
 
Many of the politicians...both Democrat and Republican...who seem to have FLOATED TO THE TOP in National politics in the last decade have sold us short in my opinion...SO...
 
Perhaps what we need FOR THE GOOD OF OUR COUNTRY and THE FUTURE OF OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN is a NON-ESTABLISHMENT TYPE … (4 comments)

frans friday forum: BOOKS OF SUMMER...Fran’s Friday Forum...!!! - 08/20/15 11:50 PM
If you’re anything like me you have used ‘SUMMERS’ to get caught up on your book reading...
 
What can be more relaxing than propping up on a beach chair, on a 90+ degree day, under a cool umbrella, reading an interesting book while soaking in the refreshing salt air of THE ATLANTIC OCEAN...OR...
 
Settled in on your favorite recliner on a sweltering hot summer day in the quiet of your own home in the pleasant and cooling effects of AIR CONDITIONING OR SWAMP COOLING, a refreshing lemonade with plenty of ice at your side, and a really good BOOK MARKER...
 
Here are three of … (6 comments)

frans friday forum: BLUNTLY DISMISSING DEMOCRATS...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 08/13/15 11:31 PM
I really was unmotivated to write this week, BUT...I just HAD to get these thoughts off my chest...!!!
 
Basically, as I see it, there are three possible DEMOCRATS seeking the Presidency...
 
HILLARY CLINTON: I could never vote for anyone this LEFT who is PRO ABORTION, and particularly one whose ‘hero’ is MARGARET SANGER, perhaps the most openly bigoted and racist person in America and the founder of PLANNED PARENTHOOD...!!!
 
BERNIE SANDERS: Says he’s an INDEPENDENT, but his voting record basically says he’s a SOCIALIST COMMUNIST...!!!
 
ELIZABETH WARREN: Smooth talking PRO ABORTION newcomer, and talks as if WOMEN ARE BETTER THAN MEN...I believe we are ALL … (9 comments)

frans friday forum: Fran's Friday Forum...START PRAYING NOW...!!! - 08/07/15 12:02 AM
Last Night I watched most of the two Republican debates on Fox TV...I must say...Some of the candidates came across much better than I had anticipated...
 
You know...there really are no winners and losers in these events...We need to remain open minded until we hear much more and are able to discern with much prayer...JUST THE RIGHT CANDIDATE...for example...
 
I was very unimpressed with Governor Perry of Texas...He spoke terribly, used horrible grammar, seemed to have difficulty clearly making his points, but then I remember RONALD REAGAN, who at times stuttered and stammered, but, in my opinion, was the best President in my … (2 comments)

frans friday forum: LEAD, KINDLY LIGHT...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 07/31/15 12:25 AM
The space of this blog post does not allow me to detail the events that have transpired in our family these last few days...
 
Suffice it to say that it could just have easily ended in tragedy, but for the grace of God and His Divine Providence...!!!
 
Every family has its ups and downs...indeed, every family is somewhat ‘DYSFUNCTIONAL’...
 
This is not the space or place to delve into psychological health...BUT...
 
What I would like to share with you may best be expressed by a quotation from an old book I’m reading written by Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman entitled “Lead, Kindly Light” :
 
‘...Let us … (2 comments)

frans friday forum: S A J W...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 07/23/15 10:54 PM
I’m sure most are familiar with the W W J D...What Would Jesus Do...abbreviation made popular in the 1990’s...
 
WELL...I got to thinking yesterday that if we’re really serious about FOLLOWING JESUS and PROCLAIMING HIS GOOD NEWS...THEN...
 
Those of us who use phones a lot need to SPEAK AS JESUS WOULD...S A J W...when either sending or receiving a call...BTW, this goes for EMAILING AND TEXTING also...BECAUSE...
 
As ST. FRANCIS PUT IT, “GO OUT TO ALL THE WORLD AND SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS TO ALL YOU MEET...AND...USE WORDS IF YOU MUST”...!!!
 
When Our Lord gave the SERMON ON THE MOUNT the nucleus of His message … (2 comments)

frans friday forum: I DON'T ALWAYS FEEL LIKE PRAYING...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 07/17/15 12:38 AM
Last week’s post, “I DON’T ALWAYS GET WHAT I WANT”, prompted me to write this.......
 
I DON’T ALWAYS FEEL LIKE PRAYING...
 
NOW, the simple definition of ‘PRAYER’ is: CONVERSATION WITH GOD...The definition we learned in grade school was: PRAYER IS THE LIFTING UP OF THE MIND AND HEART TO GOD...and a good friend of mine who passed away recently would always add: AT THE INVITATION OF GOD...
 
SO, like a Good Father, it is always GOD WHO REACHES OUT TO US, not the other way around...YET...
 
EVEN SO...there are those times when I know God wishes to ‘CONTACT ME’ but my heart and/or mind just … (6 comments)

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)

 
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