Sunday, August 31, 2008

Folly Beach Pier at night.

Originally uploaded by SirSnaps
Many people walked in front of this long (30 seconds) exposure, but they didn't show up!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

First, let me say...this is MY OPINION! I am not trying to start an all-out-war-of-words with anyone. can have my gun when you pry it from my cold dead hands. a former law enforcement officer - prior to states issuing concealed carry permits - I fully support the rights of individuals to carry a firearm PROVIDED they have been trained, and fully comprehend the consequences of their use of a firearm.

That being said, here is my actual post for this topic:

I am a member of a "concealed carry" organization. This organization advocates and promotes the teaching of firearms safety as well as the use of firearms for personal defense. I do not 'advertise' to the general public that I do indeed often have a firearm either on my person or within reach 95% of the time. The organization issues a newsletter by email on at least a weekly basis. Today's email contained a comment the writer copied from their forum. This comment should make any red-blooded-FREE-American citizen stop and think....

"You would be shocked to know how many people I pull over everyday who hand me a drivers license and a concealed handgun license and when I ask them if they are carrying they tell me no sir. My reply is always, "why?...your gun does you no good at home". People the police can not and will not always be there to help you. Like the saying goes, we are only minutes away when seconds count. Carry your gun when legal."

How often we read about, or see on a news program, or in some cases EXPERIENCE violence. How many situations could have been lessened or totally avoided by the use of a legally carried firearm!? Columbine, Virginia Tech, the Amish school...I could list dozens, but not everyone would be familiar with them.

My point is this...even though the Second Amendment gives us the right to keep and bear does NO GOOD unless we put it into practice!!!

Granted, some Tiodi's should never even look at a gun, but those of us who CAN, SHOULD carry!!!.

Keep in mind, however, when it comes down to an ACTUAL EVENT IN YOUR LIFE, and an individual who is properly trained and licensed to carry uses a firearm to stop a violent attack on YOU or YOUR FAMILY, I would be willing to wager you would THANK THEM!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Old Time Singin'

...with a lil humor tossed in...

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I have a problem with how anyone can look out over the mountains (or any other place in this world; the beach, a river, a desert) and think, "There is no rhyme or reason here. It is all happenstance. There is no God."

Really? So the complexities of the human body are all happenstance, too? Or the gravity that keeps us ON this earth...or the fact that monkeys don't give birth to humans, but to monkeys...ALL THAT IS JUST HAPPENSTANCE?

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Heavens declare His glory

Psalm 19

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.

The Rocks Cry Out

Luke 19:37-40
Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, saying: "'Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!'
Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"
And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, "Teacher, rebuke Your disciples."
But He answered and said to them, "I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out."

Be still and know that He is God

Psalm 46:10 (KJV)
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Mile High Bridge

"Be Careful" the sign about I just don't cross it??
I'm not too fond of heights anyway!!! But thanks for the warning.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

Fantastic Music Machine(s)

If you like music AND computer animation, you will love this....

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Too many things getting you down?

Often we all have things in our lives that seem impossible. Maybe it's a work issue, or a relationship...maybe a huge task ahead that seems beyond comprehension...perhaps a health issue, or the loss of a loved one.....these songs have been an encouragement to me over the years...I hope they can be for you, too.