Friday, July 31, 2009

My Faith

7/31/2009 6:28:08 AM

SO MANY WEBSITES .. SO LITTLE TIME:

The Internet is so powerful I sometimes just want to turn my computers off and just forget it.

But I cannot in good faith do that.

My schedule is becoming full also.

Today I plan to rejoin the Silver Sneakers exercise group and then head downtown to the Americans for Prosperity for a FREE luncheon.

Of course I need to pass out my business card to everyone I see also.

I’m working on a new business for my son ..

www.myownfaith2.com/mad

myron@myownfaith2.com

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Topeka 912 Project

States' Rights Committee: Here's an address that should be very useful to the sub-group putting together our educational brochure about State Sovereignty (Robynn, Deb, Don & Myron), and also for those of you looking into how other states have drafted their resolutions and/or legislation (Greg & Deb). Teresa

www.tenthamendmentcenter.com

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Glenn Beck




7/21/2009 5:47:12 AM

GLENN BECK:

Do you all know Glenn Beck?

I do.

I watch the Glenn Beck through FOX/TV @ 4:00 PM. I even DVR the show when I can’t listen live.

So where am I going with this?

Last night I attended Topeka 912 project committee meeting.

There were 19 in attendance and we met at Mr. Goodcents in north Topeka KS.

I volunteered to be a writer. I guess that’s my expertise, I write.

Another more detailed word not yet in the dictionary is called blog.

I will now post this to my public blog.

myron@myownfaith2.com

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Monday, July 20, 2009

The Internet

7/20/2009 6:00:02 AM

THE INTERNET:

The Internet is a powerful tool of communication.

The Internet has many different names. Here are some that come to mind.

- cyberspace
- web
- www


Just to name a few.

Here are my thoughts about the Internet. The web has changed lives forever.

The reason I say this is because the web is the last frontier of free speech!

I am able to FREELY write what I want, when I want and FREELY post my writings to whatever web site I feel like.

So I will do just that.

I will now post this to OUR web.

myron@myownfaith2.com

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Walter Cronkite (1919-2009)

7/19/2009 8:26:08 AM

MEMORY LANE:

Another Memory Lane for me is about the most trusted man in America, Walter Cronkite of CBS

I remember watching Walter Cronkite in all the news regarding our nation.

I first remember watching the JFK murder in Nov 1963. I was a freshman at SDSU and was getting ready for a biology lab lecture on cutting up frogs.

The instructor came and said all classes at school has been cancelled, the President has been shot.

So I proceeded to watch TV at the student union and there was Walter Cronkite. So the name Walter Cronkite was indeed a household name at the Adolph & CeCe home.

We used to watch the CBS news from our then black and white TV.

RIP my friend,

myron@myownfaith2.com

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Blessings from My spouse Sally

From: "Sally Holter"
To:
Cc:
Subject: Blessings - See attached
Date: Friday, July 17, 2009 3:38 PM

Let me know what you think of my writings. You may put it on our
webpage please. Thanks.



BLESSINGS
July 17, 2009

I am blessed because I have a wonderful family. I have a husband who loves me and he is not jealous or controlling. He lets me go places with my friends and do things I would like to do within reason.

I am blessed because I also have two wonderful sons and a beautiful grand daughter whom I delight in seeing from time to time.

I am blessed because within our families, we have in-laws we love and can visit with and enjoy conversations, etc. I am totally blessed because I have a wonderful mother-in-law who is as sharp as she can be and 95 years old.

I am blessed because I have two wonderful part time jobs. I love my job at the YMCA because the kids are so much fun. Also, the adults make me laugh as well. What could be better than doing a job you love and enjoying it.

I am blessed because I am still allowed to go to the church of my choosing where there are children of God ready to do his bidding. Yes, we have conflicts from time to time, but we are lucky to be able to worship and that the communists haven’t taken over yet.

I am blessed because so far my health is good. I have everything I need to stay well. I need to get better at my exercise and eating better.

When I think that life is rotten and there are no good things left, I think of my blessings and how God chooses to be with me in every turn in life, and how he continues to let the blessings flow.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Topeka 912 Project

Friends - While at the Round-About Cafe last month, you all graciously volunteered to help with a Topeka 912 Project committee, and I'd like to ask you to be a part of our State's Rights Committee. The first meeting will be Monday, July 20 at 6:30pm. We'll meet in the Hughes Room at the Topeka Public Library.

NOTE: I'll also be sending out a notice to the whole group, in case more members want to get involved, so you'll get that second e-mail also. Sorry!

This group will be led by Linda & Steve McGinnis, and will be charged with setting up a plan to convince our Kansas legislators to pass not only a Resolution, but also legislation to tell the federal government what consequences Kansas will enforce if they push us further. This is becoming a state-wide effort, and a framework is already being developed, so we'll be able to "hit the ground running".

Members will be able to coordinate efforts with the Topeka 912 Town Hall Meetings committee, and with other 912-ers throughout the state. This is a critically important committee, as passing and enforcing State Sovereignty may be our only chance to protect ourselves from the Federal monster breathing down our necks. We need committee members who understand that they must get active, or risk losing our way of life permanently! Hope you can make it - Teresa

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gov't takeover

7/15/2009 4:48:39 AM

CAP AND TRADE:

What’s with this government program?

I was just listening to Bill O-Reilly on Fox TV and he had Glenn Beck on.

So, what is this program?

I’m still trying to figure it out.

I would assume that CAP means Capital and trade means trade.

My question is this:

Is our government trying to take over our lives?

That’s my question

Last night I made an appearance to city hall to just listen to the proceedings.

BORING!

But my good buddy, Joe Ledbetter, was there as a conferee. I use the word, “buddy”, very loosely. Joe once called me a whiner for losing the mayors race back in 2005. Rather than complimenting the folks for running for public office, Joe, runs down the folks and their shortcomings. Joe would not be a very good politician. Maybe he should run .. Ha! Joe is just retiring from Washburn law school and he brings that up most every time he gets in front of the council. Hey JOE!, you make a lot of sense my friend. It’s how you come across that really irks the folks. You need to take a Dale Carnegie course in the midst of your classes. How about replying to my writings?

SOTOMAYOR ON THE DEFENSE:

My opinion is this:

Another lib on the highest bench. BAD NEWS!

GOD HELP US!



myron@myownfaith2.com

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Challenge of Discipleship: Conflict

Sunday, September 4-10 (A) - Matthew 18:15-20
The Challenge of Discipleship: Conflict
Focus question: How is it best to deal with conflict?
word of life
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” Matthew 18:21 (NRSV)
Read Matthew 18:15-20
The Gospel of Matthew emphasizes the teachings of Jesus, especially for the disciples who will be called and commissioned to make disciples. This Gospel is concerned about church and how members of the church live their lives. In fact, it is the only Gospel to refer to “the church”. Take a moment to skim through Matthew. Try to identify those passages where Jesus gives helpful instruction for those who are involved with being the church.
1.
How does the Gospel of Matthew give instruction on being the church?
2.
Would it have been helpful if Jesus had spent more time teaching about how churches are to be organized? Why or why not?
Jesus knows he has called imperfect and sinful humans to gather as an extension of his body to continue his mission on this earth. Whenever there are humans, there will be conflict. Consequently, Jesus directly addresses conflict in the church. Such conflict is what Matthew 18:15-20 describes.
3.
Describe conflicts typical in the church.
4.
What is usually the root of the conflict?
Jesus does not ignore conflict in the church. It exists. Sin is real. Anyone who believes there will be no conflict within the church is naïve to the power of sin in the life of a Christian. Sometimes Christians hurt each other – intentionally or not. Jesus clearly describes the process of dealing with the situation when one member of the church sins against another. The goal is reconciliation and fellowship. Jesus does not address conflicts among non-Christians.
5.
When someone gets hurt by someone in the church, is reconciliation usually the goal? Why or why not?
6.
What happens if the conflict or sin is ignored by others?
Jesus instructs the person who has been sinned against to go directly to the person and discuss the wrongdoing alone. This is not the time to bring third parties into the conversation. Respect the person and go directly. If things are not resolved, take one or two others in the church with you. If that does not work, go to the church. If things cannot be resolved, the final step is to distance oneself and the church from that person who did the wrongdoing. The severance of someone from the body of Christ is a painful process. It is never the goal.
The person who has offended is to be treated like a tax-collector, such as tax-collector Matthew, the writer of the Gospel. Consider how he was embraced and welcomed by Jesus. Just when Jesus seems to be so clear, he brings in grace again and again. To learn more about forgiveness, continue reading Matthew 18. Throughout the process, when two or three are gathered in the name of Christ and with his power, he is present with them.
7.
How might the conversation change if the presence of Christ is acknowledged from the beginning? Copyright © 2008 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Sept. 4-10 (A) Page 1 of 2
Daily Discipleship
Written by John and Robin McCullough-Bade
Copyright © 2008 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
May be reproduced for local, non-sale use provided the above copyright notice is included.
www.elca.org/evangelizingchurch/dailydiscipleship Sept.4-10 (A) Page 2 of 2
word among us
Several members of the church had been the victims of Jake’s mean-spirited comments. Everyone in the church knew of the difficulties Jake had faced in his life, so they tried to be kind, loving, and forgiving. Sometimes Jake’s comments were untrue and unfair. But not everyone was aware of Jake’s tendency to misquote people and put the worst construction of the situation.
The church was suffering from Jake’s presence among them. Harmony was eroding as mistrust and hurt feelings separated the body of Christ.
1.
How would you suggest dealing with Jake?
2.
What does Jesus recommend as the first step in dealing with such a conflict?
It sounds so easy. If someone has sinned against you, go directly to that person. But it is not that simple. First, you have to acknowledge the offense and name the wrongdoing. Then, you have to approach the person who has offended. There are risks involved with such a confrontation.
3.
What are the risks of confronting someone who has offended you?
4.
What if the person disagrees with our perspective?
Some people respond to conflict by fleeing the scene. They cannot imagine stirring any more controversy and so the offense is never confronted. Depending on the offense, it can be like having an elephant in the room, but no one mentions that big gray animal’s presence. Other people tend to fight when they have been offended. Jesus challenges both approaches by instructing people to go directly and immediately to the person who has offended. There are no third parties involved. It is simply brothers and/or sisters in the body of Christ speaking the truth in love to each with the goal of reconciliation.
5.
Rate yourself on this process of dealing with conflict in the church.
6.
What are your tendencies in dealing with conflict?
Conflict can also help clarify our values, priorities, and relationships. Not all of the hurts in life are sins against us. Sometimes people hurt us unintentionally. A lot of good communication can happen when two people in the church take the time to sit down and talk – but also listen to each other.
It is extremely helpful for this passage of Scripture to end with the reminder of Jesus being present whenever two or three are gathered in the name of Christ. Knowing Christ is present as we confront those who have offended us can give us courage to proceed. We can trust the Spirit of Christ to fill us with words needed for such a situation.
7.
What can we learn from this process?
8.
How do things change knowing Christ is present?
Prayer
Christ, thank for being present when we gather in your name. Empower us to speak the truth in love to each other so small offenses do not grow to be walls. Keep us on the path of reconciliation with others in the church. Amen
Dig Deeper
Romans 13:8-14
last word
Encourage others to go directly to those who have offended them.

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CONFLICT

7/14/2009 4:46:34 AM

CONFLICT:

Have you ever had a conflict in your life?

I HAVE!

I have a conflict every day in my life oF some sort.

But today I’d like to write a little bit about how we can resolve any conflict, whether it be relationships, budget, family, government, whatever the conflict might be.

TURN TO JESUS

Sounds simple, right? It’s not so simple.

Right here at our church at OSLC we have a conflict. The church committee wants to discontinue Sat. service in order to let our Pastor have two days off.

We had a special meeting with the “flock” and Pastor Meggan lead us with what scripture teaches us about conflict in our lives.

I feel it appropriate to scan the Lutheran ELCA scripture verse regarding conflict.

The web address is:

www.elca.org/evangelizingchurch/dailydiscipleship

then you will be directed to:



http://www.elca.org/Growing-In-Faith/Discipleship/Christian-Education/Daily-Discipleship.aspx

Then click on Daily Discipleship and do a search on “conflict”

I’ll scan the article and post it to our web also.



I was able to READ Joe Ledbetter’s public conferee city council meeting from last Tues. This meeting is on my DVR from Cable 4 TV.

Talk about CONFLICT!

Joe also wrote in http://cjonline.com regarding our city government’s duties and responsibilities. I concur with Mr. Ledbetter. I would hope you also would concur.

Our great city is ready to talk about its budget. Like millions of other folks out there, we taxpayers are also trying to make a zero balanced budget.

Sally & I need to make a FAMILY budget.

Topeka KS needs to make a GOVERNMENT budget.

I don’t envy your job one iota. Hang in there. Remember to keep CHRIST in your life at all CONFLICT times.

Feel free to print out this for any and all occasions and share with whomever you please.

Thanks to our city manager for allowing me to interview him at the round-a-bout the other day.

You all can listen to the interview by clicking on our web.

Respectfully submitted,

Myron@myownfaith2.com

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

How Long has it been?

videoSally & I sang this song today and yesterday. Enjoy

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Weekly-WeAkly Video

video

7/11/2009 5:27:04 AM

IT’S TIME FOR MY WEAKLY-WEEKLY VIDEO:

And what will I pontificate today?

How about talking about whatever comes to my mind without a teleprompter.

So let me get the camera ready.

7/11/2009 5:37:04 AM

OK ..

My video is finished.

Here’s my highlight.. or low lights (if you’re a lib)

DEATH
LIFE
INTERNET
COFFIN
BAD PEOPLE
GOOD PEOPLE
MY FRIEND CHARLIE IS IN THE VIDEO
912 PROJECT

that’s about it for this week’s version of MY weekly-weAkly

myron

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912 PROJECT




7/11/2009 5:11:04 AM

ADD THIS TO YOUR FAVORITES:

http://kansas912.ning.com/


I JOINED!

The Kansas 9-12 project is alive and well here in Kansas!

I will now post this to our PUBLIC blog

www.myownfaith2.com/blog

myron@myownfaith2.com

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Declaration of Independence men

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?
Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.
Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.
Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.
They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.
What kind of men were they?
Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.
Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his Ships swept from the seas by the British Navy.
He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.
Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.
Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.
At the battle of Yorktown , Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.
Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.
John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished. Some of us take these liberties so much for granted, but we shouldn't. So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots.
It's not much to ask for the price they paid.
Remember: freedom is never free!
I hope you will show your support by sending this to as many people as you can, please. It's time we get the word out that patriotism is NOT a sin, and the Fourth of July has more to it than beer, picnics, and baseball.

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Laura Ann "Lauri" Corcoran

7/10/2009 5:39:17 AM

DEATH:

Last night Sally & I attended a visitation for our departed sister in Christ, Lauri Corcoran. She was the same age as Sally, 62.

The following is her obit:

http://legacy.com/cjonline/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=129406911

This obit is from our local paper

http://cjonline.com

I was able to sign her guest book too.

Lauri was cremated. Sally told me that she would like a photo show on a big screen , just like our dearly departed sister in Christ.

We have MANY photos. I’m a GEEK, remember.

Guess I’ll post this to our PUBLIC BLOG.

I hear on the news that our government spent over 18 million for www.recovery.gov

I’d do it for a whole lot less.

Sally & I are webmasters for www.myownfaith2.com and we pay yahoo business a monthly fee.

Guess I’ll post this to my blog

myron@myownfaith2.com

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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Topeka City Manager Interview

video

7/9/2009 11:04:47 AM

CITY MANAGER OF TOPEKA KANSAS INTERVIEW:

My interview with our city manager, Norton Bonaparte, went very well.

I wanted to ask Norton the questions most everyone else is asking,

“Why do we need our taxes raised?”

The chopper interview can be done by the mainstream media at another time. I noticed that the cameras were rolling.

I will now post this to my public blog.

myron@myownfaith2.com

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Topeka Politics & Taxes

7/9/2009 7:03:30 AM

TOPEKA KANSAS POLITICS

Good morning everyone:

Like everyone else in our finances, our city government is also struggling.

Our city manager, Norton Bonaparte, wants to raise our taxes.

I’m against it.

My question to anyone reading this blog:

Did you know that raising our taxes is a regressive tax?

How much money is in the go Topeka fund? Why can’t the city leaders use that monies for roads, etc.?

Has the city looked everywhere?

PLEASE – PLEASE – PLEASE do NOT raise our taxes anymore!

Learn from Ronald Reagan – join www.askheritage.org

Join our newsgroup – www.myownfaith2.com

Respectfully submitted

myron@myownfaith2.com

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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Happy Birthday Sally


7/7/2009 6:05:58 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SALLY!

Yes indeed .. today is my wife of many years birthday. She is old enough now to receive social security, which she plans on receiving. I shared with Sally the difference between taking SS now at 62 or waiting until 65. After showing her the financial formula, she made a wise decision and decided to take the money now. Besides, we all know, the social security system is going broke. Take the money and run before it’s too late.

Having my SS attached to Sal’s or conversely was also a no brainer. I’m currently receiving a federal pension and a small amount of SS.

In fact, in retrospect, I probably should have waited until I reach 65. I’m too lazy to figure it out.

We’re going out to eat tonight in honor of Sally’s BD.

Love you babe and

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

myron@myownfaith2.com

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Monday, July 06, 2009

Steve Burk @ Grace Cathederal Topeka

Thank you for an enjoyable time over the 4th.

I sang 1st tenor.

See you next year.

I was able to post one song on our blogspot account.

Surf on over if you feel like it and forward this email to anyone on your address book. You have my permission.

Again, Good job my fellow brother in Christ,

go to www.myownfaith2.com/blog to listen to one of the numbers and reply in kind if you wish.

I'll ADD you to my "friend" folder.

Myron D. Holter
5112 SW 33rd ST
Topeka KS 66614
785-272-4986 (h)
785-220-2040 (c)
www.myownfaith2.com (web)

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Sunday, July 05, 2009

The Day After

7/5/2009 6:44:21 AM

The day after.

OK>> It’s the day after the BIG party.

Now it’s time to get back to doing what you do best.

So far I’m still trying to figure out what that is?

Here’s another web page that I replied to:

http://myownfaith.blogspot.com/

http://cjonline.com/news/2009-07-05/hispanic_church_faces_foreclosure#new

I do NOT have the answer other than to turn to Jesus for help.
While one is turning to Jesus, one can ask US about reliv.com

Signed,

myron@myownfaith2.com

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Saturday, July 04, 2009

Distant Land arr. John Rutter

video

7/4/2009 9:11:13 PM

DISTANT LAND arr. John rutter
Earlier today Sally and I sang in the community choir here in Topeka KS

The following are the words to this most beautiful song:

I see a distant land: it shines so clear. Sometimes it seems so far, sometimes so near. Come, join together, take the dusty road; Help one another: share the heavy load. The journey may be long: no end in sight; There may be hills to climb, or giants to fight: But if you’ll take my hand, we’ll walk together t’ward the land of freedom. I hear the distant son: it fills the air. I hear it, deep and strong, rise up in prayer: O Lord, we are many; help us to be one. Heal our divisions: Let thy will be done. I know the time will come when war must cease: A time of truth and love, a time of peace. The people cry, ‘How long till all the world can join the song of freedom.’ I touch a distant hand and feel its glow, the hand I hoped was there: at last I know. Swords into ploughshares: can it all come true? Friends out of strangers: start with me and you. I see another time, another place where we can all be one, one human race. The walls will melt away, we’ll come together on the day of freedom.

myron@myownfaith2.com

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Happy 4th of July

7/4/2009 5:39:04 AM

HAPPY JULY 4th

Unlike most folks, I take this day to be very special. I am currently re-reading the Declaration of Independence.

If you want a FREE copy of the our constitution and Declaration of Independence, merely ask for a FREE copy.

The web address is www.askheritage.org

Sally & I are going to celebrate this holiday by singing at Grace Episcopal Church here in Topeka KS

Hopefully our son Mark will show up and use my camera to film the musical pieces.

Then later on in the afternoon, we’re planning to celebrate with our OSLC church friends at the Parkers. We’re saddened to see them leave Topeka KS in a few months. Sally’s best friend is Charlene P.

Here are some of my thoughts of today.

Our country is the best country one could ever live in. I would NOT be writing to my blog today if it were NOT for our forefathers declaring OUR independence today.

I am reminded of the now famous speech from Martin Luther King quoting from the Declaration “ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL”

He quoted this speech on the steps of the capital. I was a teenager when the civil unrest took place back then. I remember those events very vividly.

But you know what?

Our country survived.

Then I remember joining the military back in the 60’s.

I remember serving my USAF service time and wondering “WHY?”

I’d hear reports from Paul Harvey, “The dead end war continues”

But you know what?

Our country survived.

Now scroll forward to 911

I remember watching FOX TV and seeing the twin towers collapse right in front of me. I’ll never forget Steve Doosey’s jaw dropping.

The horror of 911 still etches in my memory bank.

But you know what?

Our country is still surviving!

Now scroll to today.

Our government is taking over.

Will our country survive?

That is my question to everyone reading this.

GOD BLESS AMERICA

myron@myownfaith2.com (this email works too)

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Tea Party Time

Here is an interesting article I have found at itsTopeka.com: http://ttown411.com/xoops/modules/AMS/article.php?storyid=71




Myron D. Holter
5112 SW 33rd ST
Topeka KS 66614
785-272-4986 (h)
785-220-2040 (c)
www.myownfaith2.com (web)

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