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It isn’t by chance

God is not Dead!!!

If you have ever sat back and wondered if God still moves on the earth, all you need to do is simply open your eyes and look.  Coincidences happen to often to be chance.  Here is a quick example of a bit of timing which is too coincidental.

A couple gets stuck in an elevator for 30 minutes while moving out of their Burbank apartment, delaying their progress in moving.  At the time they were finally getting their mattress out of the building a 3 year old boy climbed out a window and was hanging by a wire.  They were able to get the mattress under the boy to cushion his fall.  Wow – what a coincidence.  Open your eyes this week and look for things where you say “wow isn’t this lucky” or “what are the odds?”.  FULL STORY and LINK below.

Just so you know – Gods not dead!  Great movie opening this weekend. http://youtu.be/bMjo5f9eiX8

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http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=9469202

BURBANK, Calif. (KABC) — A couple moving out of their apartment in Burbank saved a child that had climbed out of a third-story window.

 The incident happened Sunday in the 400 block of N. Pass Avenue. Police say the couple’s quick thinking likely saved the child’s life.

“The child climbed out of the window and was actually hanging out on to what appeared to be a telephone line or a cable line. They placed the mattress underneath the child, and at that point the child released and fell to the ground,” said Burbank Police Lt. John Dilibert.

Konrad Lightner and his wife, Jennifer, noticed the toddler and his sister throwing their toys out the window as they went in to get another load, including the box spring. On the way out, they saw the toddler throw his leg over the window sill.

“We called 911 and Konrad threw the box spring down trying to break his fall and stood there to catch him,” said Jennifer.

Konrad was able to break the child’s fall, placing him softly on the mattress. The 3-year-old was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, but he did not suffer any major injuries.

A neighbor rushed to get the little boy’s parents, who were unaware of what happened but were deeply grateful for the amazing rescue. Photos from the scene show paramedics checking out the toddler as his father clutched him tightly.

“It feels like I watched a TV show, like it didn’t happen to me,” Konrad said.

The Lightners were honored by firefighters and continued with their move.

“It was very surreal afterwards. We were just moving the rest of day and every once in a while we’d look at each other and just be like, ‘That happened. That was real,'” said Jennifer.

Earlier in the day, the couple got stuck in an elevator. It took them 30 minutes to be freed. They say if that didn’t happen, they would not have been there at the right moment to save the little boy.

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Posted by on March 21, 2014 in Inspired

 

Happy New Year

balloonYet another chapter of our lives closes but another door opens.  Just remember to open door first (trust the moose on this one).  

Here is a collection of saying put together into a Moosism or in Moostyle end of year letter.

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To all those people who are reading this,

Ah, 2013 I remember it like it was yesterday.  If 2013 was a person, I’d sue him for pain and suffering and lost wages.  No but seriously.  It was a great year and a lot of awesome things happened.  The good thing is I don’t remember my resolutions from last year.  It is was to loose weight, spend less, drive slower or be more patient.  EPIC FAIL!  If it was to serve others and to grow EPIC Win!

Financially could have been better but it also could have been worse.  Just remember this one thing.  The Mayor is dropping the ball in New York while Congress is dropping the ball in Washington.  DOH!  I think the quote of the year came from all those in government “I’m actually feeling pretty okay about not accomplishing anything this year.”  

Most people will be out partying tonight.  Be careful out there tonight – I hear the forecast for most of the United States is “Mostly drunk with a slight chance of passing out.”.  I actually prefer the people who pass out, at least they are not the idiots driving on the roads.  Don’t forget there is device which turn thoughts into speech. It’s called bourbon.  Remember, many things can be preserved in alcohol this New Years Eve. DIGNITY is not one of them.

Don’t make resolutions unless it is 1080p, so much better then 1080i (Nerd joke for the techies in the group).  A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. (yuk, yuk).  Just remember if your resolutions are to “Start using Facebook for something other than Farmville and stupid quizzes”. You will fail!  Please don’t fall victim to the “I will think of a password other than “password” or “passwordJan”, “passwordFeb”, etc.  you will fail again.  You just are that creative and if you are you will likely forget it.  My advice for resolutions is to try something you will succeed at.  Mine are “Read Less” and “Watch more TV”.

To the love of my life Mrs. Moose – I wanna kiss you on December 31st from 11:59 pm to 12:01 am, so I can have an amazing ending to 2013 and a beautiful beginning into 2014.

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year resolutions.

mooseSincerely,

The Silent Moose
 
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Posted by on December 31, 2013 in Funny Bone

 

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Christmas Cartoons

Merry Christmas everyone.  The moose wants to wish everyone a happy holidays.

Here are few classic cartoons for a couple of chuckles this season.

Where Snowcones come from!

snow cones, how snow cones are made

On the next episode on CSI

note to santa, santa letter

I was wondering why it was warm….

snowflakes, eat snow flakes, don't eat snow flakes, catch snowflakes

Man that’s cold…

frozen dogs, cold dogs, dogs in snow

And I thought parallel parking was hard.

modern architecture, santa on slanted roof

A plastic surgeon for a snowman is an ice sculptor.

fake snow cones, female snow, snow women, snow man

The question is…are you going to be improving or am I filling my freezer.

jobe evaluation, santa employment, reindeer layoff, reindeer job

No comment needed…

fruitcake, spongebob, sponge bob, fruit cake

I told you smoking was bad…..

snowmen shouldn't smoke, cigar smoking snowman, smoking is bad, cigars are bad

I hate changing tires in the snow

reindeer flat, flat reindeer, santa sleigh flat

Enjoy the season!  Remember the holiday starts with Christ, remember the reason for the season.  and “mas” is more in Spanish.  So make Christ more of your focus this holiday.  Seriously!

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2013 in Funny Bone

 

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Snow Diary

With the white death attacking Cincinnati today, I had to find this classic hilarious story.  It is longer than my ADD can normally handle but the moose is pushing through it for the fans.  Also had to clean up a bit of the language.  It is a awesome read and something you will quote forever – push yourself and you may be able to read the whole thing!    Sorry for some of the language but it is classic!  Seriously!

Snow Diary

December 8: 6:00 PM. It started to snow. The first snow of the season and the wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven. It looked like a Grandma Moses Print. So romantic we felt like newlyweds again. I love snow!Snow-Park-Bench

December 9: We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic sight!  Can there be a more lovely place in the whole World?  Moving here was the best idea I’ve ever had. Shoveled for the first time in years and felt like a boy again. I did both our driveway and the sidewalks. This afternoon the snowplow came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel again. What a perfect life.

December 12: The sun has melted all our lovely snow. Such a disappointment. My neighbor tells me not to worry, we’ll definitely have a white Christmas. No snow on Christmas would be awful!  Bob says we’ll have so much snow by the end of winter, that I’ll never want to see snow again.  l don’t think that’s possible.  Bob is such a nice man I’m glad he’s our neighbor.

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December 14: Snow lovely snow! 8″ last night. The temperature dropped to -20. The cold makes everything sparkle so. The winto ok my breath away, but I warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. This is the life! The snowplow came back this afternoon and buried everything again. l didn’t realize I would have to do quite this much shoveling, but I’ll certainly get back in shape this way. I wish l wouldn’t huff and puff so.

December 15: 20 inches forecast. Sold my van and bought a 4×4 Blazer. Bought snow tires for the wife’s car and 2 extra shovels. Stocked the freezer. The wife wants a wood stove in case the electricity goes out. I think that’s silly. We aren’t in Alaska, after all.

December 16: Ice storm this morning. Fell on my ass on the ice in the driveway putting down salt. Hurt like hell. The wife laughed for an hour, Which I think was very cruel.

December 17: Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go anywhere. Electricity was off for 5 hours. I had to pile the blankets on to stay warm. Nothing to do but stare at the wife and try not to irritate her. Guess I should’ve bought a wood stove, but won’t admit it to her. God I hate it when she’s right. I can’t believe I’m freezing to death in my own living room.

December 20: Electricity’s back on, but had another 14″ of the damn stuff last night. More shoveling. Took all day. Stupid snowplow came by twice. Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but they said they’re too busy playing hockey. I think they’re lying. Called the only hardware store around to see about buying a snow blower and they’re out. Might have another shipment in March. I think they’re lying. Bob says I have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill me. I think he’s lying.

December 22: Bob was right about a white Christmas because 13 more inches of the white sh*t fell today, and it’s so cold it probably won’t melt till August. Took me 45 minutes to get all dressed up to go out to shovel and then I had to piss. By the time I got undressed, pissed and dressed again. I was too tired to shovel. Tried to hire Bob who has a plow on his truck for the rest of the winter; but he says he’s too busy. I think the asshole is lying.

December 23: Only 2″ of snow today. And it warmed up to 0o. The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house this morning. What is she nuts!!! Why didn’t she tell me to do that a month ago? She says she did but I think she’s lying.

December 24: 6″. Snow packed so hard by snowplow, l broke the shovel. Thought I was having a heart attack. If I ever catch the son of a bitch who drives that snowplow, I’ll drag him through the snow by his balls. I know he hides around the corner and waits for me to finish shoveling and then he comes down the street at a 100 miles an hour and throws snow all over where I’ve just been!  Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas carols with her and open our presents, but I was busy watching for the damn snowplow.

December 25: Merry Christmas. 20 more inches of the #$%%^#@! slop tonight. Snowed in. The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil. God I hate the snow! Then the snowplow driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel. The wife says I have a bad attitude. I think she’s an idiot. If I have to watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” one more time, I’m going to kill her.

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December 26: Still snowed in. Why the hell did I ever move here? It was all HER idea. She’s really getting on my nerves.

December 27: Temperature dropped to -30 and the pipes froze.

December 28: Warmed up to above -50. Still snowed in. THE LADY CALLED MY WIFE is driving me crazy!!!!!

December 29: 10 more inches. Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in. That’s the silliest thing I ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?

December 30: Roof caved in. The snow plow driver is suing me for a million dollars. The wife went home to her mother. 9″ predicted.

December 31: Set fire to what’s left of the house. No more shoveling.

January 8: I feel so good. I just love those little white pills they keep giving me.Why am I tied to the bed?

 

 
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Posted by on December 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Miss You Dad!

Miss You Dad!

We all have those days throughout the year which bring mixed emotions.  On November 5th, 1980 my father passed when I was just 13.  Dad was just 49.  Entirely too soon.

As I remember back I only have so many memories to ponder. One which stands out the most was when I woke up with a nightmare and was young and afraid.  He held me, which he didn’t do a lot, and let me know all was safe.  He ran his fingers over my eyelids which always made me crash.  I recall how rough his fingers were from many years of hard work but at the same time they were tender.  I don’t remember going back to bed.  I was probably was like a sack of cement in just a few minutes.

I miss ya dad.  Would love to be singing with you and laughing with you. I wrote this poem today.  Thought I would share it.  May God use it to bless someone today.

Watching in on You

To all those who loved me,
This day may bring some tears.
At times it may feel like yesterday,
And others…it feels like years.

It happened suddenly and life was changed,
I wasn’t ready to be called away.
How many times you may have wished,
Couldn’t we have had, just one more day?

My love, in death I will continue to give,
Every day for you my sons.
You make me proud as you walk in life,
Your mark on this world is not yet done.

God’s plan is never simple to see,
If he had asked what I wanted to do.
I would have told Him,“There is too much work,..
I’m not ready to be through.”

The Lord would have smiled and said,
To trust Him, and that all would be all right.
Just take my hand,
And dance with me tonight.

Trust me when I say,
Feel His love and you will feel mine.
Seek out our Lord,
And I won’t be far behind.
Rich Caldwell

If you have someone, a mom, a dad, son, daughter, friend – take them in your arms and tell them you love them.  Seriously!

 
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Posted by on November 5, 2013 in Inspired

 

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Are you God’s …..?

The moose had a co-worker buy him a Coke today.  Nothing special, just a friend asking if I wanted a Coke.  It was a small gesture and appreciated.  How many times during the day do we have the opportunity to do something for someone else and expect/want nothing in return.  This reminded the moose of a classic story of giving and how what may seem simple to us, has glorious returns.

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One cold winter’s day a 10-year-old boy was standing barefoot in front of a shoe store, peering through the window, and shivering with cold. A lady approached the boy and asked him what he was doing. 

“I was asking God to give me a pair of shoes,” the boy replied.  

The lady took him by the hand and went into the store, and asked the clerk to get a half dozen pairs of socks for the boy. She then asked if he could give her a basin of water and a towel. He quickly brought them to her. She took the boy to the back part of the store, knelt down, washed his little feet, and dried them with a towel.

By this time the clerk had returned with the socks. Placing a pair upon the boy’s feet, she then purchased him a pair of shoes, and tying up the remaining pairs of socks, gave them to him.

She patted him on the head and said, “No doubt, my little fellow, you feel more comfortable now?”   

As she turned to go, the astonished lad caught her by the hand, and looking up in her face, with tears in his eyes, answered the question with these words: “Are you God’s wife?” – Source Unknown

 

The question the moose wants you to ponder today is “Are you God’s _________?”  (fill in the blank)

Just like the moose, who finds himself wandering around the forest in confusion, sometimes it takes walking into a tree to get my attention.  Take some of these as examples:  Are you God’s 

  • Hands?  When was the last time you served someone by merely giving a helping hand
  • Feet?  Have you stepped out of your own world into someone else to help them
  • Eyes?  When did you last look at someone with “empathy” instead of “sympathy”
  • Servant?  when did you last just “trust and follow” instead of “demand and lead”
  • Heart?  Love unconditionally and whole-heartedly.  Unselfish compassion.

In your next quiet moment, remember this story.  See the little boy wondering if the lady was God’s wife.  I can tell you she was God’s servant.  Her willing heart was used by God for another of God’s children.

Simply tell God, “I am willing to be used however you need me.”  You may unexpectedly hear “Did God send you?”.  the answer will likely be “Yes”.  Seriously!

 

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2013 in Inspired

 

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He knows everyone

Ever have one of those friends who everytime you go out they run into someone they know.  Well the moose has a brother who is like that.  He should run for president, can’t do any worse than the current people in office.  Anyway enjoy the story below and don’t challenge my brother or my friend Scott like this, the same results could happen.

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There was a man named Bubba.  Once when Bubba got a new job, Bubba’s boss asked if he had any friends.  Bubba says to his new boss, “Boss, I know everyone in the whole world!”  His boss doesn’t believe him, so he says “You do not know everyone in the whole world Bubba”.  “Yes I do!” said Bubba.  The boss says “Well prove it!”.  Bubba challenged his boss and said “Pick someone… and I know them!”

tomselleckWell he thinks for a minute and then comes up with a name. “Tom  Selleck! I bet you don’t know Tom Selleck!” Bubba says “Tom Selleck! Tom and I were   in boy scouts together when we were kids!”.  A bit angry he says “No you weren’t!” then Bubba says “Yes we were!”.  They fly to Hollywood and drive up to Tom Selleck’s house. Bubba knocks on the door and Tom Selleck answers and Bubba goes “Tom!!!” and Tom goes “Bubba!”.  They hug and catch up for 30 minutes and Bubba’s boss can’t believe it. But then he thinks “Well that could happen, it’s just one person,” so he tells Bubba and Bubba says “OK, pick somebody else!”

obamaThis time Bubba’s boss has someone in mind! “The president, Barrack Obama! You don’t know Barrack Obama!” but Bubba says “Oh yes I do! Big B and I were on debate team together in college!” He says “No you weren’t!” and  Bubba says “Yes we were!”.  They fly to Washington and they catch up with the President at a press conference. They work their way through the crowd until Bubba get’s close enough to catch Obama’s eye and waves “Big Bl!” and the President waves “Bubba!” and after the press conference they hug and catch up for 30 minutes and Bubba’s boss is stunned- he can’t believe it.  But then he thinks “Well that’s just two people in one country- that doesn’t mean he knows everyone in the whole world!” so he tells Bubba and Bubba says “OK, pick someone out of the world spectrum and I know them!”

popebenThis time his boss knows just who to pick so he says “The Pope! You do not know the Pope!” and Bubba says “The Pope! The Pope BAPTIZED me!” and Bubba’s boss says “No he didn’t!” and Bubba says “Yes he did!”.  They fly to Rome where the Pope is giving Mass in front of hundreds of thousands of people. They work their way through the crowd- without much luck- so Bubba says “Boss, we’re never gonna get there together through all these people so I tell you what-I’ll work my way up there and when I do, I’ll give you a sign that shows you I know the Pope!” and he leaves.

Bubba’s boss waits and waits and waits and just when he’s about to give up, he sees the Pope come out onto the balcony and right there beside him is Bubba!

Shortly afterwards, Bubb’s boss passes out.  Bubba sees this and rushes down to find his boss passed out and he fans him and says  “Boss! Boss! Wake up!”  He comes too and Bubba asks “Boss what happened?”  He looks at Bubba and says “OK, I can see Tom Selleck. I can see Barrack Obama…shucks, I can even take the Pope!

But when the stranger standing next to me asks ‘Who’s that up there with Bubba?’ That’s was a little more than I could take!

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Do you know some one famous?  Send me a story and it may be part of an upcoming story from the moose.  Seriously?!

 
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Posted by on October 17, 2013 in Funny Bone

 

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