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   Rakasha posted on Music  Hallelujah! A glorious Eastertide to you all.

'Til on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live, I live

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again

And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From a life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny

No power of hell, no scheme of man
Could ever pluck me from His hand
'Til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I stand
Friday at 19:28 EST .

   ScarletPimpernel  I love the songs of Keith and Kristyn Getty! Thanks for posting.
Friday at 20:59 EST .

   Wrightwinger  Thanks!
7 hours ago .

   Rakasha posted on Household Hints  Does anyone here make their own liquid dish soap? The recipes I have found on line use various ingredients to 'dress up' liquid castile soap.

Since my reason for making my own is that I have been paying higher prices for more watered down goods over the past two years, I don't have a problem with using another ready made soap - as long as it works. But the castile mixes leave a streaky film on my dishes. I think I am rinsing them thoroughly, but maybe not.

Anyhow, I would appreciate hearing about other peoples' adventures - especially if you've found something you like!
April 13 at 19:14 EST .

   Wrightwinger  Soap tends to leave residue... Detergent is a more recent product and tends to rinse cleaner. That said, I wonder if some of the fragrance free low irritation laundry detergent in the huge dispensers might work? That would last for a really long time as a dish detergent, and serve double duty... Might try a bit and see if it suits you.
April 13 at 22:37 EST .

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   Rakasha  Now you've got me thinking, since I make my own laundry detergent (got tired of not having clean clothes and my homemade works great )I might try using it.

Most of the 'experts' offering information on the internet use the terms 'detergent' and 'soap' interchangeably and I didn't realize there was a difference. Thank you. It's nice having a chemistry teacher 'in the house'.
April 16 at 06:28 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  A lot of detergents have some additives that prevent a lot of sudsing to keep rivers and lakes from looking frothy from the excess in the gray water leftovers. Homemade detergent might be better in that regard, but it don't know your recipe.
April 16 at 20:14 EST .

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   Hollyhock  Wrightwinger and Rakasha, would adding a tad of shampoo to the mix work? Shampoo is supposed to rinse clean. I have used a capfull of cheap shampoo in a pail of warm water to wash outside windows. By using a very soft long handled window brush and rinsing with the garden hose no squeegee is needed. I only do this when sun is not shining on the windows.
Friday at 09:03 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  Shampoo is a detergent. But the problem will be that most of these will be hard on the skin. The detergent isn't particular which oil/grease gets removed. It will remove it from hands also.
Yesterday at 16:26 EST .

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   Rakasha posted on Jokes  My son, the aspiring comedian, walked up to me this morning and said, "You know, Mom, all this genetic engineering of our food supply is getting out of hand. I picked up one of the apples you bought yesterday and it said 'made in China.'"
April 13 at 18:44 EST .

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   Rakasha posted on Suggested Reading  I was trying to decide whether this belonged here or in weird but true.

I came across the picture book, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, at my library. I'm linking to this website because it has all the pictures available. I didn't care much for the few stories I read in the 'Solved Mysteries'. Maybe my imagination got so carried away that there can't be a 'right' story for me for these pictures. (I have not read the student's stories in this link. ) Anyway, I found the whole thing fascinating and I hope you do as well.

Make sure you click on the thumbnails to get the larger pictures.
July 22 at 17:31 EST .

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   Rakasha posted on Health & Diet  I have a question about fruits and vegetables. Current wisdom is that you should eat a serving from each color group (red, green, yellow, orange, blue ) to get your full nutritional value. Does this include different colors of the same type of fruit or vegetable? For example, would eating red, green, yellow, and orange peppers (and something blue ) meet your nutritional requirements, or do you need to have different vegetables/fruits of different colors? (Two members of my family who have limited views on fruits and vegetables would like to know. )
July 17 at 19:27 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  The different colors come from different pigments in the plant. I would think that a green like kale, spinach or lettuce would have different nutritional properties than a green pepper. A yellow pepper would have most of the same properties as the green one. A wider variety of plants would likely have more variety of nutrients. The color guide is to help achieve this diversity. Just my take, but I am a chemistry teacher.
July 18 at 14:41 EST .

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   Balogreene  40 years ago "They" also said you must have complete protein, vitamins, and minerals at each meal if you we're a vegetarian. Now, they say "over time". I believe that about fruit and vegetables too. I couldn't eat that much in a day, but, Ivan in a week.
July 19 at 18:53 EST .

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   Balogreene  Okay, iPad upsets me, I can eat it in a week.
July 19 at 18:54 EST .

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   Rakasha  Thank you, Wrightwinger, I suspected as much. Now I can tell them I have science to back me up. ; )

Balogreene, please don't eat your iPad. (im sorryimsorryimsorry )
July 21 at 19:49 EST .

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   Rakasha posted on Jokes  Alright folks, if you leave this place sit quiet for too long you force me to take action.

A new mummy has been discovered in Egypt. It is covered in chocolate and nuts.

Archaeologists believe......

it may be the Pharaoh Roche.
March 26 at 19:00 EST .

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   Balogreene  Rakasha, keep posting. Your jokes get the best reaction on my facebook site, and I usually LOL, like at this one.
March 26 at 20:42 EST .

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   Ynaught  Call me a hazelnut. I had to read it out loud before I got it.
March 27 at 22:10 EST .

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   Rakasha posted on Jokes  After I retired, I went down to the Social Security office. The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver's license to verify my age. I looked in my pockets and realized I had left my wallet at home. I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have to go home to get it and come back later.
The woman looked at my head but on noting that I was bald she said, 'Unbutton your shirt'. So I opened my shirt.
She said, 'That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me,' and she processed my Social Security application.
When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office.
She said, 'You should have dropped your pants. You might have gotten disability, too.'

And that's how the fight started...


My wife and I went to the restaurant. My wife ordered first but left off one of the sides.
"And the vegetable madam?" The waiter prompted.
"Oh, he'll have the same."

And that's how the fight started...


About a week after our lawn mower broke down, my wife started hinting to me that I should get it fixed. But after several weeks I still hadn't managed to get around to it and the grass was getting pretty high. One day, on waking up from my nap, I found her seated in the yard, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing scissors as she looked at me, pointedly. I watched silently for a short time and then went into the house. When I came out again I handed her a toothbrush.
I said, "Here, when you finish cutting the grass, you might as well sweep the driveway."

The doctors say I will walk again, but I will always have a limp.
March 19 at 14:26 EST .

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   Hagar  you owe me a new keyboard!!!!Spit coffee all over mine.
March 20 at 02:42 EST .

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   Prudente  I've laughed at all of these "spouse" jokes -this one made me LOL. Thanks.
March 20 at 13:46 EST .

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   Balogreene  I keep posting these on FB, and people tell me how much they love them. Thanks Rakasha.
March 20 at 19:43 EST .

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   Rakasha posted on Jokes  I took my wife to a restaurant. The waiter asked for my order first.
"I'll have the rump steak, rare, please."
Then he asked, "Aren't you worried about the mad cow?"
"Nah, she can order for herself."

And that's how the fight started...


Saturday morning I got up early, dressed quietly, made my lunch, and slipped into the garage. I hooked up the boat up to the van and proceeded to back out into a torrential downpour. The wind was blowing 50 mph, so I pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather would be bad all day. I went back into the house, quietly
undressed, and slipped back into bed.
I cuddled up to my wife's back and whispered, "The weather out there is terrible."
My loving wife of 5 years replied, "And, can you believe my stupid husband is out fishing in that?"

And that's how the fight started...


My wife was standing there, looking in the bedroom mirror.
She was not happy with what she saw and said to me, "I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you to pay me a compliment."
I replied, "Your eyesight's pretty near perfect."

And that's how the fight started........
March 18 at 13:57 EST .

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   Rakasha posted on Jokes  One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift.
The next year, I didn't buy her a gift.
When she asked me why, I replied,
"Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!"

And that's how the fight started.....


My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school reunion and she kept staring at a drunken man swigging his drink as he sat alone at a nearby table.
I asked her, "Do you know him?"
"Yes", she sighed,
"He's my old boyfriend. I understand he took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear he hasn't been sober since."
"Wow!" I said, "Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?"

And that's how the fight started...


My wife sat down next to me as I was flipping channels.
She asked, "What's on the TV?"
I said, "Dust."

And that's how the fight started...
March 17 at 17:55 EST .

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   Rakasha posted on Jokes  My friend just hired an Eastern European cleaner. It took her 5 hours to hoover the house. Turns out she was a Slovak.

I've been charged with murder for killing a man with sandpaper. To be honest I only intended to rough him up a bit.

I went to the cemetery yesterday to lay some flowers on a grave. As I was
standing there I noticed 4 grave diggers walking about with the coffin of a famous author. Three
hours later I saw them again, still walking about with it and I thought to myself,
they've lost the plot.

A new Middle East crisis erupted last night as Dubai Television was
refused permission to broadcast 'The Flintstones'. A spokesman for the
channel said. "A claim was made that people in Dubai would not understand
the humour, but we know for a fact that people in Abu Dhabi Do."

My son asked me for a pet spider for his birthday, so I went to our
local pet shop and they were $120!!! No way, I thought, I can
get one cheaper off the web.

I start a new job in Seoul next week. I thought it was a good Korea move.


E.D. started it.
March 3 at 12:03 EST .

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   Eagles Dominion  HAHAHA!
March 3 at 12:48 EST .

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