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  • lczarnik 00:10 on February 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Atheist in the woods 

    ——— Forwarded message ———-
    From: Adam & Faye
    Date: 9 September 2010 16:27
    Subject: Fwd: Fw: Atheist in the woods



    An atheist was walking through the woods.

    'What majestic trees!
    'What powerful rivers!
    'What beautiful animals!
    He said to himself.

    As he was walking alongside the river,
     he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him.

    He turned to look. He saw a 7-foot grizzly bear charge towards him.


    He ran as fast as he could up the path. He looked over his shoulder and saw that the bear was closing in on him.

    He looked over his shoulder again and the bear was even closer.

    He tripped and fell on the ground.

    He rolled over to pick himself up but saw that the bear was right on top of him, reaching for him with his left paw and raising his right paw to strike him…  


    At that instant the Atheist cried out, 
    'Oh my God!'

    Time Stopped.
    The bear froze.
    The forest was silent.

    As a bright light shone upon the man, a voice came out of the sky.

    'You deny my existence for all these years, teach others I don't exist and even credit creation to cosmic accident.' 
    'Do you expect me to help you out of this predicament?  Am I to count you as a believer?'

    The atheist looked directly into the light, 'It would be hypocritical of me to suddenly ask you to treat me as a Christian now, but perhaps you could make the BEAR a Christian?'

    'Very well,' said the voice.

    The light went out. The sounds of the forest resumed. And the bear dropped his right paw, brought both paws together, bowed his head and spoke:  


    'For what I am about to receive, may the Lord make me truly thankful, Amen.'  



  • lczarnik 00:01 on February 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    why middle-age women should not drink! 

    We agree!!!

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    From: Sandra H
    Date: 4 September 2010 06:13
    Subject: FW: why middle-age women should not drink!

    I think a few of these may be me. Very funny.
  • lczarnik 02:40 on February 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    To have and to hold – retro phones 


    2011FB20 13:40 Sydney

  • lczarnik 02:38 on February 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    How to pass the stress test 


    2011FB20 13:40 Sydney

  • lczarnik 02:34 on February 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Going Global – tips for Wi-Fi while travelling 



    Thanks for that.  The links are clickable now and we’re putting it a place where we can access on the road when we need it (but guess would need to have Wi-Fi to access!  Oh well, the chicken and the egg!)


    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Sarah S
    Date: 15 February 2011 11:17

    Hi Larry, Here’s the article in a word document. Hope this helps. Cheers, Sarah

    —–Original Message—–
    From: National Seniors Australia
    Sent: Friday, 11 February 2011 2:04 PM
    To: National Seniors Australia; Help Desk

    A new form has been submitted via http://www.nationalseniors.com.au/ at 14:03pm on 11/02/2011.

    Submission Details

    Comments/ Questions: Can we get an electronic copy of the article Going Global so I don\’t have to type in the links and otherwise try and remember the information when we’re on the road?

    2011FB11 15:00

  • lczarnik 02:13 on February 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    How to operate our recliner sofa 

    Colleen really laughed at this and insisted I put it on our Life site.  So here it goes.
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    From: Bill H
    Date: 16 February 2011 22:26
    Subject: RE: How to operate our recliner sofa


    Michael took a look at it but without the original Chinese, he couldn’t make sense of it either.


    I call that ‘chin-glish’.  It looks like they took the original Chinese and ran it through some very

    rough translation program and never corrected the English that was output.




    From: Larry

    Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 9:08 PM
    Subject: How to operate our recliner sofa


    Guys, we need to learn Chinese from Michael,


    I was searching for something in our recliner and I had to turn it over.  Believe it or not I found the attached in a nice neat little zip lock bag. 


    But reading it is a little difficult.  They were made it China so I presume someone tried to translate from Chinese to English.  Sorry Michael can you help.  There are words hear I don't think I've ever heard, much less would help me understand how to operate our recliner.


    Hugs and love,

    Larry & Colleen

    2011FB16 13:05 Sydney, FB15 21:05 NH

  • lczarnik 00:19 on February 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 18 February 2011 07:37

    From: “edgar”


    2015NV23 since pps no longer works as posterous is no longer, we have a new link – http://1drv.ms/1YooGiY

  • lczarnik 00:17 on February 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    What’s Your Life’s Purpose??? 

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    From: Dave H
    Date: 12 June 2010 12:07
    Subject: What's Your Life's Purpose???


    This is probably one of the best explanations I've seen for the question "What is the purpose of life?"  I hope you will take the time to read it and see for yourself.





    You will enjoy the new insights that Rick Warren has, with his wife now having cancer and him having 'wealth' from the book sales. This is an absolutely incredible short interview with Rick Warren, 'Purpose Driven Life ' author and pastor of Saddleback Church in California .

    In the interview by Paul Bradshaw with Rick Warren, Rick said:
    People ask me, What is the purpose of life?
    And I respond: In a nutshell, life is preparation for eternity. We were not made to last forever, and God wants us to be with Him in Heaven.

    One day my heart is going to stop, and that will be the end of my body– but not the end of me.
    I may live 60 to 100 years on earth, but I am going to spend trillions of years in eternity. This is the warm-up act – the dress rehearsal. God wants us to practice on earth what we will do forever in eternity..

    We were made by God and for God, and until you figure that out, life isn't going to make sense.
    Life is a series of problems: Either you are in one now, you're just coming out of one, or you're getting ready to go into another one.

    The reason for this is that God is more interested in your character than your comfort; God is more interested in making your life holy than He is in making your life happy.

    We can be reasonably happy here on earth, but that's not the goal of life. The goal is to grow in character, in Christ likeness.

    This past year has been the greatest year of my life but also the toughest, with my wife, Kay, getting cancer.
    I used to think that life was hills and valleys – you go through a dark time, then you go to the mountaintop, back and forth. I don't believe that anymore.

    Rather than life being hills and valleys, I believe that it's kind of like two rails on a railroad track, and at all times you have something good and something bad in your life..

    No matter how good things are in your life, there is always something bad that needs to be worked on.
    And no matter how bad things are in your life, there is always something good you can thank God for.
    You can focus on your purposes, or you can focus on your problems:
    If you focus on your problems, you're going into self-centeredness, which is my problem, my issues, my pain.' But one of the easiest ways to get rid of pain is to get your focus off yourself and onto God and others.

    We discovered quickly that in spite of the prayers of hundreds of thousands of people, God was not going to heal Kay or make it easy for her- It has been very difficult for her, and yet God has strengthened her character, given her a ministry of helping other people, given her a testimony, drawn her closer to Him and to people.

    You have to learn to deal with both the good and the bad of life.
    Actually, sometimes learning to deal with the good is harder. For instance, this past year, all of a sudden, when the book sold 15 million copies, it made me instantly very wealthy.

    It also brought a lot of notoriety that I had never had to deal with before. I don't think God gives you money or notoriety for your own ego or for you to live a life of ease.

    So I began to ask God what He wanted me to do with this money, notoriety and influence. He gave me two different passages that helped me decide what to do, II Corinthians 9 and Psalm 72.

    First, in spite of all the money coming in, we would not change our lifestyle one bit.. We made no major purchases.
    Second, about midway through last year, I stopped taking a salary from the church.
    Third, we set up foundations to fund an initiative we call The Peace Plan to plant churches, equip leaders, assist the poor, care for the sick, and educate the next generation.

    Fourth, I added up all that the church had paid me in the 24 years since I started the church, and I gave it all back. It was liberating to be able to serve God for free.

    We need to ask ourselves: Am I going to live for possessions? Popularity?
    Am I going to be driven by pressures? Guilt? Bitterness? Materialism? Or am I going to be driven by God's purposes (for my life)?

    When I get up in the morning, I sit on the side of my bed and say, God, if I don't get anything else done today, I want to know You more and love You better. God didn't put me on earth just to fulfill a to-do list. He's more interested in what I am than what I do.

    That's why we're called human beings, not human doings.
    Happy moments, PRAISE GOD.
    Difficult moments, SEEK GOD.
    Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD.
    Painful moments, TRUST GOD.
    Every moment, THANK GOD..
    If you do not pass it on, nothing will happen. But it will just be nice to pass it on to a friend….just like I have done.

    God's Blessings


  • lczarnik 22:37 on February 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Top Ten Everything………………. 

    How cool

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 16 February 2011 01:27
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: Top Ten Everything………………. 


    WOW, everything!!
    Top ten of everything.
    Really quite interesting and informative.

    Life is not the way it's supposed to be . . . Its' the way it is.
    The way we cope with it is what makes the difference! ! ! ! !



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  • lczarnik 22:12 on February 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Urban renaissance – one crêpe at a time, more on Detroit 

    Reversing Detroit’s urban decay, one crêpe at a time

    Amidst the urban decay, desolation, and crime, some forward-thinking entrepreneurs have set up businesses as diverse as theatres and crêperies.


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