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Let me tell you, Jesse hated this job. And you would too, I imagine, if you had to do it.

Jesse was a chicken plucker. That’s right. He stood on a line in a chicken factory and spent his days pulling the feathers off dead chickens so the rest of us wouldn’t have to. It wasn’t much of a job. But at the time, Jesse didn’t think he was much of a person. His father was a brute of a man. His dad was actually thought to be mentally ill and treated Jesse rough all of his life. Jesse’s older brother wasn’t much better. He was always picking on Jesse and beating him up.

Yes, Jesse grew up in a very rough home in West Virginia. Life was anything but easy. And he thought life didn’t hold much hope for him. That’s why he was standing in this chicken line, doing a job that darn few people wanted. In addition to all the rough treatment at home, it seems that Jesse was always sick. Sometimes it was real physical illness, but way too often it was all in his head. He was a small child, skinny and meek. That sure didn’t help the situation any.

When he started to school, he was the object of every bully on the playground. He was a hypochondriac of the first order. For Jesse, tomorrow was not always something to be looked forward to.

But, he had dreams. He wanted to be a ventriloquist. He found books on ventriloquism. He practiced with sock puppets and saved his hard earned dollars until he could get a real ventriloquist dummy. When he got old enough, he joined the military. And even though many of his hypochondriac symptoms persisted, the military did recognize his talents and put him in the entertainment corp.

That was when his world changed. He gained confidence. He found that he had a talent for making people laugh, And laugh so hard they often had tears in their eyes. Yes, little Jesse had found himself.

You know, folks, the history books are full of people who overcame a handicap to go on and make a success of themselves, but Jesse is one of the few I know of who didn’t overcome it. Instead he used his paranoia to make a million dollars, and become one of the best-loved characters of all time in doing it!

Yes, that little paranoid hypochondriac, who transferred his nervousness into a successful career, still holds the record for the most Emmy’s given in a single category. The wonderful, gifted, talented, and nervous comedian who brought us Barney Fife Was Jesse Don Knotts.

NOW YOU KNOW, “THE REST OF THE STORY” There is a street named for him and his statue is in Morgantown, West Virginia, his place of birth.

Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly and trust in our GOD

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Posted by on April 27, 2012 in Christian Blog


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Pay Attention


I have a big problem with deception.

I don’t like to be deceived.  It’s not to say I never deceived anyone.  I had very strict parents, and sometimes I had to tell them I was going to the library when, really, I just wanted to get out of the house, smoke a cigarette.  But that’s not the type of deception I’m talking about today.

This is more like mass hypnosis, almost.  Auto-suggestion.  Conditioning.  I really can’t take it anymore and I have this forum now to say something about it.


I love conserving my resources and saving money. I love being efficient.  I love being obedient.  My issue is not about being a good steward of my beautiful world.  My problem is that the “change” that is coming is so closely flaunted in front of our faces that we cannot see it. Change? Let me tell you something about “going green.”


My Jesus said, “Look up!”

Luke 21:28
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

I know that in my profile I said I wouldn’t talk about politics here.  However, these United States are a part of my beautiful world, and I feel gifted to live here and speak freely and pray out loud.  God bless America, indeed.  I just want to know who’s looking up when the father of lies has bestowed these neat little boxes that keep us in touch with each other, up-to-date on current events and weather, AND CONSISTENTLY LOOKING DOWN.

I love my cell phone.  After all, it’s a portable computer for me.  Oh, it’s especially handy in an emergency when I’m out and about, and that’s why I bought one in the first place, isn’t it?  In case of emergency?  How pathetic it is, but how clever of the Devil, to keep everyone distracted from the Word of God, and to keep everyone looking down.  How many people do you know that don’t have one?

Guard your heart, and keep your eyes and ears open.  Don’t fall for everything you hear or see without checking it out first with our Father in Heaven.  Think about it, the Lord came down and spent time with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.  The serpent spoke.  What would have happened, if either Adam or Eve took the time to ask the Lord if what the serpent had told them was true or not?

Love u all, and God bless u



Posted by on April 16, 2012 in Christian Blog


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