Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Pernell Roberts, last star of Bonanza dies

Bonanza was one of our favorite television programs back in the 1960's. Roberts played the older son, Adam Cartwright, of Ben Cartwright, played by Lorna Greene. Dan Blocker, who played Adam Cartwright's middle brother, Hoss, died in 1972, during the running of Bonanza. Greene died in 1987. Michael Landon, who played Little Joe, died in 1991.

Pernell Roberts died on Sunday, January 24th, at his Malibu home, of cancer, according to his wife. He was born in Georgia.

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Thank you, Sean Hannity

Today, I was listening to Sean Hannity's radio talk show. He had a caller that was trying to tell him he needed to change his 'tone' if he wanted to be effective. I had missed the first part of the guy's call, but knew immediately he was a liberal when I heard that. Learned later too, that he had a PhD.

Hannity spent a long time trying to get the man to give him specifics where he had been wrong. He never gave a reason, just made wide generalities. Hannity told him he could not believe that a man with a PhD couldn't give him at least 3 specific cases since he was making the charge.

The caller went on to say that we needed to be tolerant of the President and let him make his mistakes. I thought, man, you are out of touch! To me, there is nothing wrong with the truth, something lots of people don't want to hear. If we continue to tolerate all the government hands out without making a sound, then we deserve what we get! But I'm one for opening our mouths, and letting them know that we don't appreciate the way things are being handled, the out-of-touch Congress that thinks we private citizens are stupid and should keep our mouths shut - that they know what is best for us.

I am so glad we have people like Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Glenn Beck, Dennis Miller, Laura Ingraham, and others who take time to listen, seek out the truth, and then let the public know the real truth. The majority of the media has been lax in saying anything contrary to what the President says. But these men (and women) have the courage to go against the grain and report the truth. It's just that some cannot 'tolerate' the truth.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010


I cannot see how anyone can watch the tragedy in Haiti and not be moved. How someone could get upset because America is sending help their way is beyond my imagination! But there are people in this world that begrudge us sending any help to other countries.

This afternoon, a man called in to a local radio show and complained about the government sending any money to Haiti. He could not understand why they'd send money over there when 'the health care plan' had not been passed yet. He equated the need for a health care bill here in the US with the overwhelming needs of a devastated Haiti.

I have sat here and watched show after show of people who have been hurt or those who have lost loved ones. Also, there are those who are missing that they think may be alive and others who have just today been rescued. When you see a father standing over his daughter who has been hurt, and another daughter who had died, it hits home. This man wished God had just taken his life instead. The one daughter alive had been unable to get medical assistance. There is just not enough to go around right now.

Another couple shown tonight are headed home to America. They aren't leaving Haiti simply because they want to. They have made their home in Haiti for about 5 years, helping others there. But they had young children and said, with tears in their eyes, that their family had to come first.

Watching such a tragedy in another country is hard on those of us who are unable to help. But we can send them our prayers. They need so much, but right now, they need comfort more than anything. Most have lost everything they own. Some are waiting to hear if some of their family is still alive. This has to be taking a toll on them above and beyond anything we can imagine. So let's all hold them up in prayer that God will turn this tragedy into a new beginning.

Haiti earthquake: destroyed housing in Port-au-Prince.
Photograph: Logan Abassi/Getty Images
  • Psalms 46:1-4, " God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah."

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year

Today is the first day of 2010, the first day of 'the rest of our lives', as I've heard all my life. I got up thank the Lord for yet another day of his blessings. Each day is indeed a gift from Him above.

Here is some reading for beginning the new year.