Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sore Throat and Stuffed up Sinuses.

Tom's Journal.


Oh Man! I almost never get a cold or the flu, and the VA docs and dentists say that my blood-- clots and heals the body very fast [faster than anyone they have ever seen]. But I am not some Superman, and somehow I caught a bad cough, sore throat and nasty stuffy sinuses/ nose, so that breathing is difficult. I and my wife do not smoke, and we know that getting drunk is a bad sin which I don't do. I feel that ONE or TWO glasses of wine or beer with a dinner is good for a person and it actually 'leaches out minerals, nutrients' that help make your food more assimilable to digest and nourish the body. EVERY person should KNOW his/ her limit. Jesus' first miracle turned water into wine [not grape juice!], and the apostle Paul told Timothy [1 Timothy 5: 23] to: "No longer drink water exclusively, but use a little wine for he sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments." And please use common sense when the Pharisees pointed their finger at Jesus and said that they saw him 'sitting with sinners and drinking grape juice....!' Duh. Common sense would tell us that doesn't even sound right or make sense. So, beware modern day 'Pharisees' in the church who love to press/ push their own personal agenda and mindset/ opinions on the congregation. See: "LEGALISM." But getting DRUNK is just plain wrong-- and dangerous, IMHO. And perhaps those who can't just have one or two-- maybe they ought to think about who is the "master and the slave"-- you or the booze. Just my personal opinion [and speaking from experience].... and every body's got one... LOL.

Now.. there are 2 schools of thought: Some say you should NOT go to church or school if you have a cough/ sore throat, lest you spread your germs. On the other hand, who can afford to miss out of the spiritual food and fellowship/ nourishment, or get behind in your college studies ?? And, you just might know a pompous ass, self righteous 'Pharisee' at church or school whom you may want to share your cough with. SHAME ON !! Poor old Tommy boy wouldn't do that, would he...? Hey, some of us guys and gals still have a little boy or girl inside of us that is full of mischief.. and a few other things [and my eyes are brown...hint]. Oh boy, you should have seen me when I was younger..Ha! It's a miracle that I lived to be age 60! I knew how to 'press peoples' buttons' and set them off like a fire cracker. I had a 'way with words.'

OK, now, I am supposed to be an herbalist, so how can I help myself shed this sore throat and stuffy nose? Cayenne, Ginger, Garlic, Cinnamon and ............ hot home made chicken soup ! But I recently learned about putting pure, raw HONEY on toast covered with CINNAMON! I posted that in a prior post. I also mix pure salt with distilled water and shoot it up my nose to 'irrigate and cleanse.' What are YOUR cures and solutions?? ..................................
Have a great day!




Anti-faith language remains in stimulus package
Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 2/7/2009 4:15:00 AMBookmark and Share

bag of money bigThe U.S. Senate has taken action that could mean a legal battle royal over the stimulus bill.

The Senate rejected an amendment offered by Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) that would have stripped language from the stimulus bill that would force colleges and universities to throw religious clubs off campus if the schools receive federal funds. (See earlier article)

Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law & Justice had this reaction.

"Well, not only is it disappointing, it's almost a throwback to litigation that we conducted in the 1980s that we won unanimously at the Supreme Court," he says. "And I feel like this particular legislation pokes the finger in the eye of people who take religious faith seriously.

Jay <span class=Sekulow (Amer. Ctr. for Law & Policy)" src="" align="right" border="0" vspace="3" width="80" height="127" hspace="3">"It's discriminatory in its application, unconstitutional as it's written, [and] unfortunately it's going to take four or five years for it to be litigated all the way through," Sekulow adds.

With passage of the bill with the restrictions in place, how might colleges and universities be affected? "We're going to look at filing an application for a stay of this provision, trying to get it declared unconstitutional through a restraining order," he shares.

Sekulow plans to file suit the day after President Obama signs the bill.