Showing posts from August 10, 2003



Snack Time for Spidey

Argiope aurantia in Japanese Privet with Green Anole Wrapped & Preserved for Later Consumption This argiope lives about eight feet up in the privet at the southeast (facing the house this is the front right) corner. This day I had a dead anole in the house and nobody wanted it so I tossed it in her web and she ate on it for at least two days.

What Do We Believe, What Do We Practice?

We did a lot of exploring, gave most of the religions at least a cursory glance (and in my case lived one of the basics, Northern Independent Fundamental Baptist, for many years), checked out a few 'cults' along the way, and finally realized that there's one set of words with which many are familiar and with which few find fault, and that is the red-letter portion of The Holy Bible. As we understand them, these words attributed to Jesus ('the existing One is salvation') the Christ ('the anointed one') clearly state our system of beliefs. Our favorite passages are as follows: Matthew 5   [update for all links (February 4, 2104):  Blue Letter Bible, Matthew ]: And seeing the multitudes, [Jesus] went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: and he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, "Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed ar