YAY!!! It's raining!!!!

Finally!! Blessed rain!! Many wells have run dry and many more have been sputtering, but, thankfully, it's raining now. The local forecast is calling for rain through Saturday afternoon. We received 4 inches of rain (here at home) as of 6pm yesterday afternoon. Haven't checked on how much rain we've had since then. It's has rained 95% of the time, starting sometime Wednesday afternoon. We've had brief spells of thunderstorms & a few tornado warnings, but no touch-downs or any severe damage. The tomatoes that are still on the vine are rapidly filling out & the yard is completely full of water, which, for once, is a much welcome sight!
~Rae (as a side note: also happy that my tiny isp finally fixed my newsgroups problem!!)
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an english speaking native of North Carolina would use the phrase YeeHaw! with excitement and praise in their voice directed toward God. mentioning and giving acknowledgment to God as the creator and provider was how the region earned the nickname of "The Bible Belt".
unfortunately publications such as forbes have the area destine for doom. http://search.forbes.com/search/find?MT=raleigh
the current trend here in central NC is much like the Farmer who without concern for the welfare of the cattle places to many cattle in a pasture resulting in over grazing and over crowding producing increased hazards for the cattle one of which is the rapid spread of diseases.
our governments of NC have become much like the greedy Farmer in their seeking of increased tax revenues without concern or regard for the quality of life for the native people. taking into consideration what was done to the indigenous native americans upon the arrival of the english, then nothing has really changed and it is still all about raping the land for the maximum applied greedy return. if the indigenous persons won't contribute, then tax them out of existence and push them out of the way. if that don't work then take their land under the pretense of how the action is for the greater good of society's need for a new airport to increase travel, trade and commerce. commerce being the key because increasing the tax revenues for the purpose of lining the pockets of a greedy government has always been the underlying goal. eminent domain, what a nifty tool to have contained within the toolbox.
there is a message contained within this ONGOING drought. 1Ki 8:35 1Ki 17:1 1Ki 17:7
B- Basic I- Instruction B- Before L- Leaving E- Earth

'tiny' telling choice of word.
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Jim wrote:

Oh, I know the NC lingo like the back of my hand but refrained from speaking it in my post due to all the flak I would get for using "improper" grammar. These folks all know my back-ward "red-neck" ways. LOL!!

Very familiar with this...

have seen this report also...

Familiar with this also...its the same way down here. One guy we know is planning to run 100 head on only 13 or so acres of land...

Well, while this is true, it's not just NC that this has/is taken/taking place in. On the flip-side, we'll be blessed to stay out of the red thanks to this drought & the gummit.

We have been studying on this & discussing this at church as well. While we know there is a "bigger plan", it still didn't/doesn't hurt to pray for the much needed rain. Small cattlemen/farmers have really been "pushed" out this year. While the gummit is offering "relief" for some, I doubt that in the long run it would actually be "relief".

Heard that all my life...as well as a few others.

<shrugs sheepishly> well it's the only thing available for DSL and even for dial-up without long distance charges...
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Glad to hear that your burden is lifted. Don't pay any attention to the idgits who like to pigeon hole others. Here in California, we are supposed to be the "land of fruits and nuts". When I look at normal, "fruits and nuts" don't seem so bad.
These days, the gummint seems to be on everybody's back, except those that make seven figure incomes.
Here's hoping for a better gardening year next year.
Best wishes.
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Billy wrote:

Thanks! I was truly glad to see the rain! Although it wasn't nearly enough, ever little bit helps.

I definitely know that the gummint is not on the little guy's side in anything.

Back to ya!
~Rae Who is currently munching on warm banana bread!
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On Sun, 28 Oct 2007 16:42:58 -0400, rachael simpson

"Seven"??? - that's peanuts. Know how many billionaires there are in our fair land?
While fire-fighting equipment and personnel are chicken-shit short because there "isn't enough money" to provide the necessary, thanks in part to skinflint San Diego County authorities and taxpayers, and national government reductions. Result: So.Calif. wildfires. Total damage: In the billions, money-wise; incalculable in human terms.
For just ONE example.
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says...

Why the heck would you build/live in a know disaster prone area, one that has a history of problems, or in the case of new development areas, one that shows all the signs of being a problem area like all the others like it - and then expect the state/feds to bail your sorry asses out for your own stupidity?
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Leythos wrote:

because the state/feds have a history of bailing them out. with proper photo opportunities taken advantage of while bailing out the victims, the minds of voters can be influenced to see wonderful acts of a compassionate government at work serving people.
its really more about creating the proper disaster by developing area presenting rescue opportunities. ie: NC coastal development.
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It's more than that. The ecology of the chaparral requires fire for the seeds to germinate. They build their houses in guaranteed tinderboxes.
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wrote:

This must be Persephone's charm offensive.
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rachael simpson wrote:

[....]
I'm going to share the gospel truth with you and ask that you take this back to that church and share it with all who 'can' receive.
don't ask God for what you need. thank God for knowing exactly what you need and His having already provided it. to believe is to receive.
The logical mindset is 'seeing is believing' while the spiritual mindset is 'believing is seeing!'

those leaning towards a gummit for assistance are believing only in what they can see. therefore they are actually standing on their own power. their power is limited to the flesh and all flesh is by itself defeated and doomed to failure.
Jesus said: Joh 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

Psa 103:2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Psa 103:3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
1Pe 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
did you ever hear a church congregation pray asking God to heal a sick person? actually they are begging God to do that which God has He Himself already done. everyday I sin and with each new sin Lord Jesus does not climb back up on the "tree" to bare that one for me. Jesus did that and all that is needed over 2000 years ago because He already knew exactly what I needed. He already knew all that needed to be known and with that He did back then all that needed to be done.
God knows our needs.
next time you run into or cross trails with a believer in Jesus Christ who is experiencing sickness help them by sharing these truths: Psa 103:3 1Pe 2:24 Mat 9:20 Mat 9:21 Mat 9:22 Luk 7:7 Luk 7:8 Luk 7:9 Luk 7:10
Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Eph 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; Eph 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Eph 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.
"YAY!!! It's raining!!!!" for yes it is always raining the blessings from The Lord God Almighty onto and upon those who will believe.
the power is contained within the spoken Word and the "Word was made flesh" [Joh 1:14]. the Glory and all the Glory belongs to God. I give thanks to Him for allowing me to be the donkey He rides upon.
may His grace be forever upon you, the donkey
-- Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
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Beware the ostentatiously pious. Elmer Gantry still walks the land.
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