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Wednesday, December 28, 2005
 
Quotes from The Little Prince Chapter 21

Who are you?" asked the little prince, and added, "You are very pretty to look at."

"I am a fox," said the fox.

"Come and play with me," proposed the little prince.

"I am so unhappy." "I cannot play with you," the fox said. "I am not tamed."

"Ah! Please excuse me," said the little prince. But, after some thought, he added: "What does that mean, 'tame'?"



"It is an act too often neglected," said the fox. It means to establish ties."

"'To establish ties'?"

"Just that," said the fox.

"I am beginning to understand," said the little prince. "There is a flower... I think that she has tamed me..."

"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."



"It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important."

"Men have forgotten this truth," said the fox.
"But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
You are responsible for your rose..."
Sunday, September 11, 2005
 
<>< ... Attorney at Law

<ΙΧΘΥΣ>< The Jesus Fish, ichthys (Iēsous Christos Theou Huios Sōtēr: "Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior") symbol graces the ads of many lawyers. What does this mean to you the consumer?



This first came up in my life a few years ago when I happened to notice a local attorney's yellow-page ad with the featured fish. Also at that time, a friend of mine had a child who was a victim in an auto accident.


I asked my friend, "Hey, you want to find a Christian attorney? I may have a line on one."


"Nah, the wife and I talked it out, we don't want a Christian. We want a lawyer who will really win for us."


Well now, there's a rub. Christians are supposed to be meek peacemakers. Is that the fellow who you want fighting insurance companies for you? Indeed, after Googling the net on the topic, I found many mentions of the peacemaking role of attorneys.


Another problem surfaced in my preliminary diary on this topic:




by glor ...


My wife is starting a small business, and has gotten a lot of advice from my father, who's been self-employed for about 20 years. One tidbit he passed to her was, "If somebody tells you they're a Christian, it means they're not going to pay you."


For this forum I should point out that the operative word there is "tells"; this was a remark from one Presbyterian elder to another.



So, could it be that people who feel the need to advertise their morality, might be doing so as a cover to an ethical deficiency?


I asked another friend about this, and he thought that an ichthys lawyer might actually give him a better shake.



Then I asked him, "Do you expect that you would notice a difference in the way he would perform his duties? Do you think he'd pray with you or something?"


"Nah."


That kind of disappointed me. If the Jesus Fish is just a seal-of-approval sort of symbol, like a BBB logo, in common use and understanding, then there is no implied promise of divine assistance.


I would prefer to think that the ichthys lawyer might have a deep relationship with the Almighty, the author of all laws, that would greatly aid my cause. When we have meetings, we'd study the Scriptures and pray over our situation. The Lord would be our strength.


Now, that brings me to the nature of Christianity and conflict. Would Jesus really want you to 'mop-up' your enemy?


Jesus, on court...

"Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are on the way with him..."


-- Matthew 5:25 (New King James Version)




And this is the same guy who demands we love our enemies as ourselves and forgive our debtors. I can only come away with the idea that a Christian lawyer might be just the ticket when you want to restore peace with your enemy, not just get a piece of him.




more on this...

K5
SaintPort






Wednesday, September 07, 2005
 
All site update in progress:

http://www.quiltpost.com/

QuiltPost Blog started


http://carrsrv.com/
Joe's / Carr's RV getting some fresh links


http://prosistonline.com/
Posting the Patent for sale announcement


http://www.saintport.com/
Slow but steady overhaul


http://geocities.com/winfieldzone/
Been meaning to play around with their online tools


http://digitalgrotto.com/user/36/track/
did ya hear Mike got a job?


http://saintport.blogspot.com/
Noticed pagerank has risen to '1'
how 'bout that.

http://slashdot.org/~SaintPort/journal/

Saturday, August 27, 2005
 
http://carrsrv.com is being updated

It looks like I'll be doing the updating of the
site: http://carrsrv.com/

The new business owners are too busy fixin' RVs to do any web stuff.

They are doing alot of consignment sales of used RVs and campers besides the repairs and upgrades.

CarrsRV.com is Joe's RV Service & Repair in El Dorado, Arkansas.
Sunday, July 31, 2005
 
Prosist Online


Prosist LLC Presents The Freedom Boost Lifting Toilet

The unit can free-stand in user's bedroom or bathroom.
Will fit over most standard toilets.
Assists the patient from and to the standing position.
Increases patient independence and dignity.
Reduces risk of injury for caregiver.
Reduces workman's compensation claims and lost productivity time.
Can be used in the home environment.


Saturday, January 29, 2005
 
A friend of mine retired recently and bought a small business. And about the time he asked me to help him create a web page, I happen to be testing CoffeeCup's new WYSIWYG HTMLEditor.

From the site:

Joe's Rv is becoming...
Carr's RV
Service & Repair
411 South College Ave
El Dorado, AR 71730
at the corner of College Ave. & Hillsboro St.
carrsrv.com


Services:

We can put on new roof on your RV,
rig out your 5th wheel hitch,
your receiver hitch,
brake controllers,
and trailer lights.

We'll replace cable and canvas on all
makes and models of pop-up campers.

We can replace your refrigerator cooling unit
for 1/2 the cost of a new one...
with a 2 year warranty on the unit
and 30 days on the labor.

Ask us about consignment sales of used RVs and campers.



I'm pretty happy with the new CoffeeCup editor. It encouraged me to be more artistic than usual.



Saturday, June 26, 2004
 
MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN

Wherein I attempt to explain why I support Bush in his quest to remove Saddam Hussein from power and restore order to Iraq.

There are three critical issues here:

* A sovereign's right to his rule

The ruler has his authority on loan from God for the purposes of keeping the peace and defending the fatherless.

A good ruler in God's estimation is one who responds to the cry of the innocents, cleans the streets of immorality and puts the public focus on the Word of God.

I believe George W. Bush is the closest example I have seen of a Godly ruler in my lifetime, as he does defend the unborn, send aid to those suffering from AIDS, upholds the sanctity of marriage, and proclaim that Jesus is Lord.


* The people's collective rights to natural resources

God owns everything. He does farm out responsibility and ownership by proxy to us. But he expects us to use our stewardship to the good of the community. Saddam used 'his' oil wealth to build-up his name rather than his country.



* The Christians role in the public forum

We are a city on a hill. We are salt and light. The salt is a preserving force. Light is an illuminating force. We are a force to shine the light of righteousness on an evil world and preserve holiness.


And so...

God orders the politics of the earth by his use of it's rulers.

And as God used The Medes and the Persians to bring down the house of Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar, I believe God is using the USA and England to bring down Saddam, the self-proclaimed resurrection of Nebuchadnezzar.



Complete discussion at K5...
MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN





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