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Why do I live here?

So, I walk out to my car after enjoying my favorite Grande Vanilla Bean Frapaccino and Barrista and this is what I find on my truck.

So, as we have been driving around I have said to my wife, "Hey was that an aligator in that lake?" And my wife has said to me, "That is not an alligator Give Me A Break!" Then I am like really! Well low and behold as I am driving away from the Egret which was once perched on my car I see not one but two alligators sunning themselves on the bank of the lake by our home. All I have to say is AHAAAA!

This is why I love living here! Where else will egrets perch on your car and gators bask on your lawn, I LOVE THIS PLACE! The only thing that would make this place better would be a beach! Hey wait its got it!

posted by One Man's Struggle To Take It Easy @ 10:30 PM, , links to this post

Top Ten Reasons Golf Is Better Than Sex

#10 - A below par performance is considered good.

#9 - You can stop in the middle and have a cheeseburger and a couple of beers.

#8 - It's much easier to find the sweet spot.

#7 - Foursomes are encouraged.

#6 - You can still make money doing it as a senior.

#5 - Three times a day is possible.

#4 - Your partner doesn't hire a lawyer if you do it with someone else.

#3 - If you live in Florida, you can do it every day.

#2 - You don' t have to cuddle with your partner when you're finished.

and best of all................

#1 - If your equipment gets old and rusty, you can replace it.

posted by One Man's Struggle To Take It Easy @ 9:28 AM, , links to this post

10 Thoughts to Ponder

Number 10 - Life is sexually transmitted.
Number 9 - Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
Number 8 - Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich!
Number 7 - Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks.
Number 6 - Some people are like a Slinky.....not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs.
Number 5 - Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
Number 4 - All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.
Number 3 - Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars, but a substantial tax cut saves you thirty cents?
Number 2 - In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.
We know exactly where one cow with mad-cow-disease is located among the millions and millions of cows in America but we haven't got a clue as to where thousands of illegal immigrants and terrorists are located.
Maybe we should put the Department of Agriculture in charge of immigration.

posted by One Man's Struggle To Take It Easy @ 9:27 AM, , links to this post

It's Dot Com!

Looking for a good laugh? I am really enjoying this and if you go to SB EMAIL you have to watch "crying" it is great!

posted by One Man's Struggle To Take It Easy @ 11:02 PM, , links to this post

Understanding is an Understatement

God is said in His Word to be an Infinite Spirit with No Shape or Form. OK, so how do we relate to that? Really? What is a Spirit? Have any of us really seen a spirit, touched a spirit, smelled a spirit. No I don't mean spirits in a bottle either. It can get pretty complex when you think about it. I remember sitting on the beach recently with my wife and her amazement at God knowing the number of crystals of sand on the beach. When I think about the fact that the average human can only hope to use 12% of their brain in an entire life time it starts to come into perspective. If I am to understand God, I am to understand JESUS. Cause truth is, Jesus defined how we are to live and to put it in the simplest and easiest of terms and without going to seminary and studying Greek, Latin, and Hebrew. I believe it is often times the understated life of Christ that leads to understanding God. If we are live everyday as He did and make every one of our choices based on how He taught us to live, then maybe that shows how in tune we are with God? If we make the understated choice of truth, love, justice, compassion, forgiveness, and sacrifice then we are in tune with God!

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They can remove the Ten Commandments from inside the building?

But can they remove them from the building itself? Thats right as you walk up the steps to the building which houses the U.S. Supreme Court you can see near the top of the building a row of the world's law givers and each one is facing one in the middle who is facing forward with a full frontal view. Who is that noble man in the middle? It is Moses and he is holding the Ten Commandments! Sweet aye?

posted by One Man's Struggle To Take It Easy @ 9:21 AM, , links to this post

Drop it like its Hot!

I did not get to post anything on this cause, well my wife usually does, but I figure what the heck its a free blognation right?
So we were so blessed to see Rob and the guys again, it is really funny I have seen and spent more time with Rob now that I am 1500 miles away then when I lived 5 miles away. So here are some cool pics from the time we spent together. They actually played in Clearwater where my restaurant it so that was cool, although we did not get to go to the beach. That was not cool. Enjoy!

Me and the boys and some boys from church waiting for the show to start.

Me and Jackson


Rob eatin some crab!

Jayden and our Youth Praise and Worship Leader AROD



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OK, so in the beginning of the evangelical movement there were these two well known evangelists, lets say for anonymity sake their first names are Oral and Jerry. Jerry says to Oral, "Hey Oral, this week when we pray with our congregations why don't we make a bunch of funny noises and owwww and awwwww. Then be all crazy Like OHHHHHH HOLIEST OF LORDS WE EXALT YOU AND WORSHIP YOU AND OHHHHHHHHHH LORD PROSPER US, IF YOU DON'T TITHE LIGHTENING MIGHT STRIKE YOUR HOME HEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY." Then we could make all kinds of guttural sounds and hack and coooo. So, they did it and guess what it back fired on them. Everyone accepted it and they were all so insecure in their relationships with God they embraced it. Afterward the two met and decided they must have been cooler than they thought and setting a trend, so they never told anyone and today the church still practices this and we call it prayer and supplication,worst yet we accept it?

So maybe I embellished a bit here, but really? Think about it, prayer is defined as Speaking to God.
pray (SPEAK TO GOD) Show phonetics
1 [I or T] to speak to a god either privately or in a religious ceremony in order to express love, admiration or thanks or in order to ask for something:

Well then why is it made to be more than this or twisted from this? I mean you don't have reverence for you father and mother, obviously you don't worship them, but if your children were like, "OHHHHHHHH Father I think you are great can I borrow the car?" "Will you please bless me with your wheels OHHHHHHH most gracious, steadfast, beautiful, caring, selfless mother?" We would be like "What are you smoking?" As I grow closer to God, He has shown me that it is not for reverence, but relationship that He created me. Nothing I speak will prove my adoration of my heavenly Father, nor anything you speak will either. It is in my actions and our relationship. So where you ask, "Where am I going with this?" I will tell you. I am talking more to God and growing closer than I have ever been through simple conversation as with any relation I have. Seems simple to some, but I have been led to believe "Some Divine Revelation" had to occur for this to happen? Well it has, I don't need anyone to show me God or how to speak to Him, He shows Himself to me and He will to you " JUST BE REAL!" I heard it once said the finest form of flattery is imitation. Imitate God not a man, God wants you to speak to Him as a Father to a Son and Mother to a Daughter. He sees through everything else.

Talk to God and be you, He will honor it and talk back to you!

posted by One Man's Struggle To Take It Easy @ 9:47 AM, , links to this post