Holy Tornado

To see the soul of your comrade listen carefully to his music.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

I don't know when this happened but I just saw it in an e-mail today.

"If you read the front page of the SF Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines.

She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, and a line tugging from her mouth.

A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallone Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group for help.
Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her.
A very dangerous proposition. One slap of her tail could kill a rescuer.
They worked for hours and eventually freed her.
When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushing them gently around, she thanked them.
Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives.
The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth says her eye was following him the whole time, and he will never be the same."

The following was added to this e-mail ,
and I pray it for my readers:
May you, and all those you love,
be so blessed and fortunate...
to be surrounded by people
who will help you get untangled
from the things that are binding you,

And may you always know the joy
of giving and receiving gratitude.

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Thursday, September 07, 2006


I have enjoyed this blogspot for a year and a half, thanks to my grandson, Jeremy at The American Warmonger, now it's time to move on to the new blog created for me by Ken over at The Squamata Report.
Thank you guys for all your hard work. You are treasures!

So come on over and see me at Mountain Mama,
and if you haven't already made a reservation for your 'Forever After' get to it!
It's high time!
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Sunday, September 03, 2006

Now We Know WHY He Was General

In a recent interview, General Norman Schwartzkopf was asked if he thought there was room for forgiveness toward the people who have harbored and abetted the terrorists who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks on America.
His answer was classic Schwartzkopf.
The General said,
"I believe that forgiving is God's function. Our job is to arrange the meeting."

A friend sent me this, and although I have to admit I do admire the General, and found his statement highly amusing, as a Christian I know it is necessary for us to forgive those who have trespassed against us. We cannot forgive their sin, only God can do that, but we must forgive the person, because we "All have sinned and come short of the Glory of God."
Romans 3:23

Another VERY good reason to forgive is,:
Matthew 6"15 says, "
But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."

I have stumbled many times with the 'forgiveness' issue but have learned that when I have no forgiveness to give, I only need to ask Heavenly Father for his. He always comes through.

May He who was and is and will always be, bless your day of worship, and bring you love, forgiveness and peace.

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Friday, September 01, 2006


Lord bless the ones I hold most dear, with health and happiness,
with love and peace, and dreams come true,
Contentment and success.
Then Lord please send these blessings that I have asked for my own,
to all my friends and neighbors and everyone I have known.
Then one step nearer to a peace flag yet unfurled,
please stretch this little blessing God, till it reaches round the world.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Ken, from Squamata Report has gifted me with a new blog.
He has worked hard and done a beautiful job, with lots of flowers and a lovely mountain banner. We are still ironing out a few wrinkles, but she's up and running.
I will try to maintain both blogs for a while but will eventually phase out The Holy Tornado.
Come on over and take a look,
And be sure to check out Ken's blog's while your at it. He has some incredible insight concerning political issues, and shares his heart on his second blog, Carpenter's Bluff.

Friday, August 25, 2006



The purpose of this post is so you can know me better. The challenge is for you to do a similar post so we can know you better too.

I was born January 22, 1939 in Bellingham, WA., the oldest of three
daughters. I have lived my entire life in Bellingham.
I was born into a Christian family and when I was fourteen I was Baptized into the Christian faith. In the years since then, my faith in Jehovah God has grown as he has worked miracle after miracle in my life.
In September of 1955 I married a neighbor boy. He was almost twenty , I was sixteen. To this marriage were born my greatest blessings.

Patty-Jo was born September 1956, Kathy-Sue on September 1957, I lost a baby in 1958, Cyndi-Lynn was born in 1959, Michael was born in January 1961, I lost a baby girl I named Angie in January 1962, and Shawn was born in August 1969


Jerry and I separated in 1970, just after the baby's first birthday and were divorced a year later.
I married a second time about two years later and stuck it out for nine years. That marriage also ended in divorce about twenty-five years ago.
(Don't condemn me for divorce. Only God knows the circumstances)
I have not been in a relationship since then. Either I am not a good wife or I just don't know how to pick husbands!
Sometimes it's lonely, but I have my precious Lord God, my loving children and my dear little Yorkie's to hug. And there are my sweet blog friends too.

I lost my oldest son Michael, September of 1991, due to an auto accident. He left a lovely wife and three beautiful children. I miss him always, and I know we will be together again.
I have always loved plants and have a large yard full of flowers. As I have gotten older and the upkeep gets more difficult, I have been filling my back deck with several flowering plants. My latest love is Epiphyllum's (Orchid Cactus) Check them out on the Internet and you will see why.

I used to have veggie gardens and did a lot of canning and freezing, but this year I stopped and only have my green beans. I just want to have some fun now and not work so hard.


I have loved photography since I was around nine, when my folks gave me my first camera. This is the very first picture I ever took. The little dolly is Betsy and she is wearing a jacket and bonnet that my mother crocheted for her. I have had many camera's since this one and have a collection of thousands of pictures to prove it.
Now I have a Fugi FinePix S602Zoom digital and oh boy am I ever having a good time!


More to follow

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Here I am today, without my glasses. My hair is actually more silver not blonde. Lighting was bad.
I like to paint with oils, and make quilts. I have always done a lot of sewing and made many of my children's and my own clothes.
I am not a hoity-toity person, I'm just a plain old gal who loves everyone, even if I don't like some of the things they do.
I am still trying to learn not to throw stones or pick the sliver from my neighbors eye. I know I have a pile of lumber in my own.

I have fought a weight problem since my first pregnancy, but am learning to love myself anyway.
I have a skin problem and skinny hair (at least something about me is skinny).
I'm a sugaraholic, especially if it comes in the form of chocolate, which partly accounts for the weight problem.

Occassionally I tend to use some unacceptable words, like when I stubbed my toe and it felt like I ripped it off.
I love Double-Bubble Bubble gum and can blow bubbles inside bubbles.
I also love soap bubbles and have some on my back deck at all times.
I wear my hair in a pony-tail when no one can see me.
My body is sixty-seven and a half years old but my spirit is still fourteen.
I have twelve grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren with two more in the oven.
I am blessed.

Well, thats about it. The facts, the descriptions and the confessions.
Now you know me a little better.
I CHALLENGE YOU to do your own mini autobiography and let us all get to know you better too.
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Thursday, August 24, 2006


Please remember and keep in your prayers
all of the brave men and women who are serving in our military.

Each time you sit down at the dinner table with your family, remember there are many tables with an empty chair. Some will be occupied again, some will not.

I urge you to pray from the very depths of your heart, not just your brain or your mouth.
When You pray for these men and women, pray as though he/she were your very own child.
Let your heart remember
The tiny infant you held to your breast, the toddler you chased endlessly, the child in school who brought you dozens of pictures, the teenager who nearly drove you nuts, and possibly the young adult who has chosen to serve in our military in order to make our world a safer place.

For each member of our military there is a parent who's heart is both breaking and also filled with pride and wonder at the incredibly unselfish child they have raised and love so well.

Dear Lord in Heaven, We ask you to walk beside our brave Troops, send your angels to do battle with them and send your Holy Spirit to give them peace, and to comfort their souls.
Father, bring them home safely to the arms of their loved ones, and Lord please especially remember your sweet Texas boy.
In Jesus name, Amen
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