frans friday forum: WHY VOTE DONALD TRUMP...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 05/13/16 01:42 AM

I am a PRACTICING ROMAN CATHOLIC, politically VERY CONSERVATIVE, PRO LIFE, PRO FAMILY, PATRIOTIC, and a FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE AMERICAN...Anyone visiting this blog frequently would know that about me...!!!
 
BUT...For those reading this for the first time, or for my conservative friends who find it hard to vote for DONALD TRUMP, or for those democrats who can’t vote for Hillary but are having difficulty getting behind DONALD TRUMP...THIS POST IS FOR YOU...!!!
 
There are many things about DONALD TRUMP that I don’t like or approve of...For example, his in-your-face approach seems to go over the top at times...his callous use of the English language...his … (4 comments)

frans friday forum: Fran’s Friday Forum...GNOSTICISM...ALIVE AND WELL AMONG US...??? - 05/06/16 12:53 AM
A blogs eye view at a pervasive heresy...GNOSTICISM...!!! I’m going to try to keep this post simple and to the point, and without pointing fingers at ANY ONE or ANY RELIGION OR SECT...!!!
 
First, a few definitions are in order:
 
THEIST: One who believes in God, BUT NOT THE PERSONAL GOD WHO JESUS CAME TO REVEAL TO ANY WHO INVITE HIM INTO THEIR LIVES...!!!
 
ATHEIST: One who believes there is NO GOD...
 
AGNOSTIC: One who believes there MAY OR MAY NOT BE A GOD...
 
GNOSTIC: ONE WHO BELIEVES IN A GOD, but NOT necessarily THE ONE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, and JACOB or THE GOD OF … (2 comments)

frans friday forum: Fran's Friday Forum...TIME TO DROP THE LABELS...??? - 04/28/16 11:26 PM
WHICH IS IT: CLIMATE CHANGE OR NUCLEAR THREAT...???
 
If you’ve been as heavily embedded in the POLITICAL NEWS over the last month as I have, then you probably know the gist of that question...Putting it simply, the LEFT WOULD PROBABLY AGREE WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA AND SAY CLIMATE CHANGE...AND THE RIGHT WOULD PROBABLY AGREE WITH MR. TRUMP AND SAY NUCLEAR THREAT...Here’s where all bets are off...!!!
 
It’s time in the life of our Country to abandon the traditional DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN, LEFT, RIGHT, or INDEPENDENT LABELS...SET ASIDE YOUR REGISTRATION CARDS...At least for THE ELECTION OF 2016...AND HERE’S WHY...Like it or not, DONALD TRUMP has not … (12 comments)

frans friday forum: EARTH DAY 2016...Fran’s Friday Forum...!!! - 04/21/16 11:45 PM
‘Earth Day’ has been around since 1970...I should say that ‘Earth Day’ has been CELEBRATED AND RAISED IN AWARENESS since 1970...a relatively short time compared to the billions of years scientists claim that THE EARTH has been in existence...
 
You know...THE BIG BANG AND ALL...!!!
 
It was about time that we earthlings became seriously concerned about our environment, pollution, waste disposal, etc., and realized that we are responsible for conserving what GOD HAS MADE...Indeed, we are STEWARDS OF THIS GREAT PLANET EARTH...BUT...
 
I know someone Who is even more concerned than we, and has been caring for OUR BELOVED PLANET since its creation...You know...THE … (8 comments)

frans friday forum: LEARNING TO FORGIVE PERFECTLY...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 04/15/16 12:04 AM
‘Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect’...We read in Matthew 5:48, and, as Christians, we should accept that as our LIFELONG JOB DESCRIPTION...HOWEVER...
 
WE need to be careful that the goals we set for ourselves don’t cause us to reject others when we see in them A LACK OF PERFECTION...As we grow we become adept at spotting faults, failures, and character defects in others, especially those closest to us and indeed, even those in our own households...!!!
 
Recall then another passage of Scripture:  “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, … (2 comments)

frans friday forum: Fran's Friday Forum...TRUMP, THE UNDERDOG...??? - 04/07/16 01:22 PM
I remember even as a young boy always favoring the underdog...SO...Is Donald Trump really an underdog...???
 
It’s in our family DNA to root for the underdog, the black sheep, the long shot, the Good Samaritan...TRUMP, A GOOD SAMARITAN...???
 
WELL, I have yet to see an acquaintance, a Trump employee, a relative, even a well acquainted enemy come forward to denounce him, his character, his work ethic, his business acumen, his marketing skills, his generosity, his authentic patriotism...OH YES, he is NOT PC, and many today are OUT TO GET HIM...He is an outsider, a non politician, he is funding his own campaign (how … (2 comments)

frans friday forum: WHY I WOULD STILL VOTE FOR TRUMP...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 04/01/16 12:30 AM
In spite of the title to this post...I still haven’t made up my mind on who will get my vote...
 
HOWEVER, These are the thoughts that are greatly affecting my decision...AS OF TODAY...
 
No way could I in good conscience vote for Hillary or Bernie (I will say that Mr. Sanders has handled himself well when speaking)
When I look at and consider the important issues in this election, I see: Economic overhaul, jobs, National Security, Isis, Military weakness, International relations, Religious Freedom, Healthcare reform, Diligent prosecution of criminal activity, and Nomination of future judges and justices...
I am willing to overlook … (15 comments)

frans friday forum: HOLYDAY...HOLIDAY...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 03/24/16 11:36 PM
Do we know the difference between a HOLYDAY and a HOLIDAY...???
 
Even my ‘spell check’ underlines HOLYDAY as a misspelled word...
 
Those of us who wish to KEEP GOD FIRST in our lives ought to do everything in our power to maintain the traditions of our faith before we lose all our religious freedoms to our secular government...!!!
 
Like JOSHUA: AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE WE WILL SERVE THE LORD...!!!
 
I wish to keep this post short, and so I wish all who read this a SINCERELY PRAYERFUL HOLY WEEK AND A JOYFUL EASTER...!!! JESUS IS CALLING; IF YOU KNOW HIM, SPEND TIME WITH … (2 comments)

frans friday forum: THE AMERICAN DREAM REVISITED...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 03/18/16 12:05 AM
If asked, “WHAT IS THE AMERICAN DREAM”, many would say something like, “A HOUSE FOR EVERY FAMILY”...Those of us in the Real Estate field have used that answer as a type of ‘mantra’ to justify our very existence since we got into the business...BUT...
 
What may have been a satisfactory answer for decades doesn’t quite ‘hold water’ anymore...I believe that the real ‘AMERICAN DREAM’ today would be, “A DECENT JOB FOR EVERYONE AND A BETTER FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN”...!!!
 
Truth be known, budget wise and economically speaking, the OLD AMERICAN DREAM just didn’t always fit for many Americans...Single households and households … (4 comments)

frans friday forum: CONTROLFREAKISM...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 03/10/16 10:25 PM
I once heard, “You can recognize the faults in others because you have at least a ‘grain’ of that fault in yourself”...
 
CONTROLFREAKISM...Really annoying, disordered, often sinful, human behaviour...!!!
 
AND...It is running rampant and 'out of control’ in American society and perhaps around the world...!!!
 
You can identify those bound by CFism by their inability to peaceably handle situations where ‘THEY DON’T GET THEIR WAY’...(isn’t that an indication that everything they do is preconceived or pre meditated...!!!) If you were to accuse a CFer of ‘BEING A SPOILED BRAT’ you would probably be cited for  ‘VERBAL ABUSE’...Another CFer trait...
 
CFers seem to have great difficulty … (2 comments)

frans friday forum: WORLD DAY OF PRAYER...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 03/03/16 11:02 PM
Today, according to my calendar, is The World Day Of Prayer...!!!
 
Now, I’m all for PRAYING, and especially with others WORLDWIDE, and more especially for THE WORLD ITSELF...YES...Heaven knows THE WORLD NEEDS PRAYER...BUT...DO WE ???
 
There are 365 days in a year...366 this year...BUT AGAIN...IF we really believe in prayer, does it make sense to allot just 1 day out of the year to SEEK GOD’S HELP AND GRACE...???
 
I say we as a world have drifted afar from OUR LOVING GOD...Even though HE REMINDS US ‘HE IS NEVER REALLY FAR FROM ANY ONE OF US’...
 
Instead of KEEPING GOD FIRST IN OUR LIVES...AND ON … (4 comments)

frans friday forum: GATHERING MOSS...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 02/25/16 10:41 PM
BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD...PSALM 46:10...!!!
 
We hear the adage, “A rolling stone gathers no moss”, yet if we become STILL, we will hear God’s voice...!!!
 
‘MOSS’, then, is useful...!!! It can POINT US IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION...If we are LOST IN THE WOODS, the moss side of the trees will POINT NORTH...and stranded for some time, moss can be a source of moisture for us...YET, if the trees were not firmly planted and if they were not immovable or immobile, they would not support the growth of moss...!!!
 
Apply all this to our daily lives and we can begin to … (2 comments)

frans friday forum: LITTLE THINGS MATTER...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 02/18/16 10:17 PM
I’ve heard it said, “It’s not the mountain ahead that wears you out, It’s the grain of sand in your shoe”...
 
In life, often it’s the ‘LITTLE THINGS’ that make the difference between JOY and SADNESS...
 
MODERNATION has been cited by many as the root cause of the degradation of MORALITY in our current culture...MODERATION, on the other hand, has been preached and taught by THE CHURCH for nearly 2000 years as the CORE SOLUTION to JOYFUL LIVING...!!!
 
Perhaps taking the three letter word, S I N, out of our modern vocabulary can explain much of our dilemma...
 
SCIENCE, is yet another gift from GOD, … (2 comments)

frans friday forum: RELENT, REPENT, BUT DON'T RESENT...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 02/11/16 10:38 PM
This is LENT...An opportunity and season to draw CLOSER TO THE LORD...Or...To get to know HIM...!!!
 
We need to make this a GRUDGELESS season...Kind of like ERASING THE CHALKBOARD...CLEARING THE SLATE...OPENING A NEW TAB...THEN...
 
Our hearts and minds will be conducive to HEARING THE TRUTH...AND Ultimately it is THE TRUTH THAT WILL SET US FREE...Free to get to know HIM or draw closer to HIM...!!!
 
WE MUST FIRST RELENT: Be open to change, to capitulate, to give up certain behaviour...
 
THEN WE MUST REPENT: To see ourselves as we are...SINNERS...in constant need of TURNING BACK TO GOD...acknowledging HIS LORDSHIP OVER US AND HIS VICTORY OVER … (2 comments)

frans friday forum: Fran's Friday Forum...Super Bowl...50...Days Until EASTER SUNDAY...!!! - 02/04/16 10:17 PM
Millions and millions of people will be glued to their TV SETS this Super Bowl Sunday...For lots of reasons...
 
Most will be SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS, hoping to watch a great football game...the 50th annual repeat of such a CLASSIC...SUPER BOWL L50...!!!
 
Some who watch will be those finding the COMMERCIALS interesting, but really looking for a good excuse to throw a party...
 
Others, those who abhor sporting events, especially the brutality of Professional Football, will take this opportunity to watch a favorite movie or show...OTHER THAN FOOTBALL...
 
No matter in which category you may find yourself...almost everyone is aware that Sunday, February 7, 2016...IS SUPER BOWL … (6 comments)

frans friday forum: LEAP 'OF FAITH' YEAR...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 01/28/16 10:41 PM
Yes, we go through this every 4 years...A LEAP YEAR...One more day added to our shortest month, FEBRUARY, either to enjoy or resent...!!!
 
May I suggest we use this opportunity to take the KERNEL OF FAITH that we are all endowed with and turn it into A LEAP...!!!
 
You may ask, “How do we do this?”
 
Well it’s rather easy because WE DO VERY LITTLE and WE ALLOW THE LORD JESUS TO DO VERY MUCH...!!! He promises, that even if your FAITH IS AS SMALL AS A MUSTARD SEED, HE CAN GROW IT INTO A SIZEABLE TREE...!!!
 
Although I’ve never done it, I guess it’s … (6 comments)

frans friday forum: ONLY PROLIFERS ARE TRULY PRO CHOICE...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 01/21/16 10:15 PM
PLEASE don’t react too quickly to the title of this post until you’ve had time to think it through...!!!
 
I’ve been thinking about it for years...in fact since 1973 when ROE vs WADE...The Supreme Court Decision that made abortion legal in all 50 states...!!!
 
A typical ‘PRO CHOICE’ mantra is: ‘A woman should have a right to choose, it’s her own body’...At first blush this response appears totally reasonable...AMERICA...FREE COUNTRY...AND ALL...BUT...
 
We are talking about an event...A PREGNANCY...in which there are other ‘PARTICIPANTS’...The Father (sperm donor), The Mother (the egg donor and the one with child), and The one MOST FORGOTTEN (the BABY)...
 
AS you … (17 comments)

frans friday forum: GOD'S MASTERPIECE...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 01/14/16 02:18 AM

Everyone who reads this post is GOD’S MASTERPIECE...All of God’s creation is SUPERB and ‘MASTERFULLY DONE’...BUT...
 
ONLY HUMANS ARE GOD’S MASTERPIECE...!!!
 
WE can admire SUNRISES, SUNSETS, SNOW COVERED MOUNTAINS, SWIFT RUNNING STREAMS, THE GRAND CANYON, THE REST OF THE UNIVERSE IN THE SKIES, ELEPHANTS, GIRAFFES, HIPPOS, TURTLES, WHALES, DOLPHINS, BUTTERFLIES, DOGS, CATS, and OTHER PETS...BUT...
 
ONLY HUMAN BEINGS ARE GOD’S MASTERPIECE...!!!
 
WE can admire FAMOUS ART, MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE, TIMELESS WORKS OF MUSIC, PROSE, OR POETRY, SCIENTIFIC ADVANCES IN MEDICINE OR OTHER FIELDS OF ENDEAVOR...ALL of which have been inspired by GOD...BUT...
 
ONLY HUMAN BEINGS ARE GOD’S MASTERPIECE...!!!
 
ALL OF US, including those with special needs, handicaps, the … (5 comments)

frans friday forum: WELCOMING GOD BACK IN 2016...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 01/08/16 04:51 AM

Looking back on 2015, and seeing how screwed up things are in all phases of life, and how all around this world of ours life seems to have deteriorated...
 
AND...Recalling the familiar words of that song, ‘WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE, SWEET LOVE’...it dawned on me that...
 
MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, this might be the right time to invite OUR GOD back into our lives...Yes...into our politics, our families, our schools, our work places, our leisure, our goings and our comings...
 
AND...For those who NEVER KNEW GOD...HE IS ANXIOUSLY AWAITING YOUR CALL...!!!
 
We have just celebrated CHRISTMAS...We need more than ONE DAY to reflect … (2 comments)

frans friday forum: CONTINUE CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! - 12/30/15 11:33 PM
Continue to CELEBRATE
 
 
CHRISTMAS!!!
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR
 
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