The First Parents

photo fo two people, a child and an adult looking at a sunset over the ocean

Life was a lot slower and simpler in the fifties and sixties.

Whenever your kids are out of control, you can take comfort from the thought that even God’s omnipotence did not extend to his kids.

After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve. And the first thing God said to them was: “Don’t” “Don’t what?” Adam asked.
“Don’t eat the forbidden fruit,” said God.

“Forbidden fruit? Really? Where is it?” Adam and Eve asked jumping up and down excitedly.” “It’s over there,” said God, wondering why he hadn’t stopped after making the elephants.

A few minutes later God saw the kids having an apple break and he was very angry. “Didn’t I tell you not to eat that fruit?” The First Parent asked.
“Uh huh,” Adam replied.
“Then why did you do it?” God asked exasperatedly.
“I dunno, ” Adam answered.

God’s punishment was that Adam and Eve should have children of their own. Thus the pattern was set and it has never changed.

But there is a reassurance in this story. If you have persistently and lovingly tried to give your children wisdom and they haven’t taken it, don’t be so hard on yourself. If God had trouble handling his children, what makes you think it should be a piece of cake for you?

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

http://www.travelnsnap.com

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

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The Computer Contest

The Computer Contest

One day Jesus and Satan were arguing about who had the greatest computer skills. They argued and argued. When they had drawn a crowd of onlookers and were still going at it hot and heavy, the angels– fallen and not–started to take sides and make bets.
Well God had had quite enough of this and decided to intervene. He told Jesus and Satan that there would be a programming contest between the two that would settle the argument of who was better. They both began programing day and night to win the contest. They were at their computers for an eternity when ZAP came a flash of lightning from God and their
screens went blank.
The day of reckoning had come. “Well, let’s see what you have done”, said God.
So, Satan reboots his computer calls up his program and the screen is blank. Nothing! He turns, smiles and
looks at Jesus.
Jesus reboots his computer, calls up his program, and an infinite universe appears: Colorful, luminescent, in breathtaking 3-D,
with populations of people and animals, building, working, eating, loving, giving birth, and dying.
“THAT’S NOT FAIR,” shouted Satan.
“Oh, yes it is,” God said, “Jesus saves.”

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

photo of Sturgeon Point lighthouse

Michigan, the Wolverine State

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

http://www.travelnsnap.com

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Dust to Dust

 

After church, Johnny tells his parents he has to go and talk to the minister right away. They agree and the pastor greets
the family.

“Pastor,” Johnny says, “I heard you say today that our bodies came from the dust.”

“That’s right, Johnny, I did.”

“And I heard you say that when we die, our bodies go back to dust.”

“Yes, I’m glad you were listening. Why do you ask?”

“Well you better come over to our house right away and look under my bed ’cause there’s someone either comin’ or goin’!”

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

http://www.travelnsnap.com

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

photo of El Morro

The beautiful island of Puerto Rico

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

You Know You’re Too Stressed If

 

You Know You’re Too Stressed if…

Relatives that have been dead for years come visit you and suggest that you should get some rest.
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You can achieve a “Runners High” by sitting up.
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You say the same sentence over and over again, not realizing that you have said it before.
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The Sun is too loud.
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Trees begin chasing you.
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You can see individual air molecules vibrating.
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You begin to explore the possibility of setting up an IV drip solution of espresso.
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You wonder if brewing is really a necessary step for the consumption of coffee.
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You can hear mimes.
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You believe that if you think hard enough, you can fly.
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Things becomes “Very Clear”.
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You ask the drive-thru attendant if you can get your order to go.
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You say the same sentence over and over again, not realizing that you have said it before.
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You begin speaking in a language that only you and Channelers can understand.
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The less sense matter and matter is more than sense.
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You keep yelling “STOP TOUCHING ME!!!” even though you are the only one in the room.
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Your heart beats in 7/8 time.
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You and Reality file for divorce.
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You can skip without a rope.
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It appears that people are speaking to you in binary code.
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You have great revelations concerning: Life, the Universe, and Everything else, but can’t quite find the words for them before
the white glow disappears, leaving you more confused than before.
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You say the same sentence over and over again, not realizing that you have said it before.
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You can travel without moving.
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Antacid tablets become your sole source of nutrition.
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You discover the aesthetic beauty of office supplies.

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

http://www.travelnsnap.com

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

You Know You’re Getting Old When

 

You Know You’re Getting Old When…

Everything hurts and what doesn’t hurt doesn’t work.

The gleam in your eye is from the sun hitting your bifocals.

You feel like you were out all night but haven’t been anywhere.

You get winded playing cards.

Your little black book contains only names ending in MD.

You join a health club and don’t have the strength to go.

A dripping faucet causes an uncontrollable bladder urge.

You look forward to a dull evening.

You need glasses to find your glasses.

You get your hearing aid mixed up with the suppository.

You turn out the lights for economic rather than romantic reasons.

You sit in a rocking chair and can’t get it going.

Your knees buckle but your belt won’t.

Your back goes out more than you do.

You have too much room in the house and not enough in the medicine
chest.

You sink your teeth in a steak and they stay there.

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

photo fo two people, a child and an adult looking at a sunset over the ocean

Life was a lot slower and simpler in the fifties and sixties.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

http://www.travelnsnap.com

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

God will Provide

God Will Provide

A young woman brings home her fiance to meet her parents.
After dinner, her mother tells her father to find out about the young man. The father invites the fiancée to his study for a
drink.

“So what are your plans?” the father asks the young man.

“I am a Torah scholar,” he replies.

“A Torah scholar. Hmmm,” the father says. “Admirable, but what will you do to provide a nice house for my daughter to live
in, as she’s accustomed to?”

“I will study,” the young man replies, “and God will provide for us.”

“And how will you buy her a beautiful engagement ring, such as she deserves?” asks the father.

“I will concentrate on my studies,” the young man replies, “God will provide for us.”

“And children?” asks the father. “How will you support children?”

“Don’t worry, sir, God will provide,” replies the fiancée.

The conversation proceeds like this, and each time the father questions, the young idealist insists that God will provide.
Later, the mother asks, “How did it go, Honey?”

The father answers, “He has no job and no plans, but the good news is he thinks I’m God.”

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

http://www.travelnsnap.com

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

The Haircut

 

The Haircut

A young boy had just gotten his driving permit. He asked his father, who was a minister, if they could discuss the use of the car. His father took him to his study and said to him, “I’ll make a deal with you. You bring your grades up, study your Bible a little and get your hair cut and we’ll talk about it.”

After about a month the boy came back and again asked his father if they could discuss use of the car. They again went to the father’s study where his father said, “Son, I’ve been real proud of you. You have brought your grades up, you’ve studied your Bible diligently, but you didn’t get your hair cut!”

The young man waited a moment and replied, “You know Dad, I’ve been thinking about that. You know, Samson had long hair, Moses had long hair, Noah had long hair, and even Jesus had long hair….”

To which his father replied, “Yes, and they walked everywhere they went!”

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

 

http://www.travelnsnap.com

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

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