Sunday, January 31, 2010

Psalms 145

--David's Psalm of praise.-- I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever. Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works. And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness. They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.

The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works. All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee. They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom. Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.

The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down. The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy. My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Assorted Lesney Matchbox vehicles...

Been dealing with vertigo the past couple daze...amazing how a speck of calcium in the inner ear can throw a 275 pound man into a drunken I'll just post these and slowly lay back down...





As a kid I revered these things, amazed at their detail and working parts. That they were acceptable for use on most HO layouts at the time, even those in the pages of Model Railroader magazine ( John Allen even used Tootsietoy vehicles modified with paint ), just added to the mystique for me.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Model theft alert...

From the

Metro police are looking for two robbers who got away with a trailer holding a valuable train set early this month.

South Precinct detectives say two men cut the chain on a trailer parked in the 4800 block of Briarwood Drive and attached it to their pickup truck. They drove off with the trailer about 2 p.m. on Jan. 7, taking with them a train set, large enough to carry passengers, that was built by the owner.

The truck was believed to be a Chevy Silverado, and the suspects were white men in their 20s with short hair and medium builds. Anyone with information is asked to call South Precinct detectives at 862-7763.

Looks like a 7 1/4"-7 1/2" gauge live steam walking beam "puffer billy" with engineer's gon, flatcar and caboose, I'm sure the owner would greatly appreciate its return. I imagine the two sprites who made off with it were expecting a contractor's cache of tools inside the trailer and not this.


UPDATE: This may or may not be related, the locomotives shown bear no resemblance to each other...

Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy hand­craft­ed from 9,000+ pieces of wood…

The dialog and video editing can be maddening to follow but, the model work is facsinating when you consider his lack of knowledge of railroading ("hitch" instead of "coupler", "coal car" instead of "tender", etc...), Simply amazing what he does with wood---no glue, no screws---...

BIG BOY LOCOMOTIVE handcrafted from 9,000+ pieces of wood - WOW!


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday's Word, John 3...

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized. For John was not yet cast into prison.

Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying. And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him. John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.

He must increase, but I must decrease. He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all. And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony. He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Matchbox 1991 Ford Aeromax/low bed trailer, 1993 NFL New Orleans Saints Team Transport...

Been waiting for this for a long time--but--any realistic Saints fan knows that, if it weren't for the greasy ball the Vikes offensive line seemed to be using, moods might be a little different on Bourbon Street today...

Photobucket boys are going to have to find a whole 'nuther self come February 7 if they expect to come away with the Vince Lombardi trophy.

Thanks for giving us your best, had us puddlin' our britches all the way...

Geaux Saints...


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Acts 2:22-40

Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Real Steam...#765 and #1225 running full bore in HiDef...

Original Ad Saturdays...

Model Railroader magazine, November 1957...


I can already see the TV ads...

"I'm Attorney Schlub Turnipbleeder...if you or a loved one lost an eye because of this ad, you may be entitled to compensation, even though YOU were the bonehead running a lathe without safety goggles..."


...I love my country.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Franklin Mint 1/24 1967 Volkswagen Cabriolet...

...alas, not one of the premier editions as seen by the lack of a numbered gold plate under the...pick one; trunk, hood, bonnet, boot...

This one also came from the resident I've refereed to in the past, and is one of two that I purchased for myself, the other being the 1/18 Anson 1932 Cadillac Sport Phaeton.

I had been commissioned by his friends to try to find homes for the other three but, with no boxes and the minor body flaws on them (very minor as you can see in the pictures, but enough that I'd have an awful time making a listing on Ebay), I will likely be hanging onto them after coming up with a fair offer. One simply cannot have too many things gathering dust on one's shelves, there's always room for more...sigh...





One thing the cars do emphasize is the finiteness of our lives, how much we feather our nests with the things of this world, what little value most of it has and the burden it can be on family and friends to dispose of it when we pass on. This is not a complaint so much as it is a plea to give us all pause, to make sure of our eternal footing before it is too late, that we're not too grounded into the things of this temporal life. Sometimes the best collections are made better with a really good yard sale...starting at our own houses.

And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God. (Luke 12:15-21)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Burago 1/18 scale Mercedes-Benz 300SL

Still another from the estate of a past resident, shown here posed next to its 1/87 scale little sister from Malibu Classics. When I was a kid, I always thought it was this one and not the Astin Martin DB5 that James Bond rode around in.




Personally, I always wanted the Lotus Esprit Turbo from "For Your Eyes Only". There's something to be said for a car security system that blows up the car, leaving the bad guy wishing he had taken up flipping hamburgers at McDs.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wednesday's Word, Psalm 20...

--To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.-- The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah. Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.

We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions. Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright. Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Road Signature 1/18 scale 1958 Ford Edsel Citation...

Another one from the estate of a former resident...I think of "The Godfather II" whenever I see this one..."Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer..."




***Yes, they are rough movies, but they were well done and offer an intriguing insight into family, crime and piety. I well remember back in the early '80s, eating lunch, listening to the the news coming across the Delaware Bay from New Jersey on my truck radio at work..."Joe Bananas" Bonanno, "Little Nicky" Scarfo, the Gambino family and "Big Paul" Castellano... Add to that the workings of nearby Atlantic city, barely 7 years into legal gambling and there was quite an earful to be heard back then.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Road Signature 1/18 scale 1949 Cadillac Coupe De Ville...

From the collection of a resident who passed away late last year. Even though it's not the same model car used in the scene, I can't look at this one without thinking of Clemenza in "The Godfather" as he tells Rocco..."Leave the gun, take the canollis..."





Sunday, January 17, 2010

Luke 13:1-9, Psalms 119:161-176

--->>> There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

--->>> SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word. I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil. I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love. Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments. Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments. My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly. I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.

TAU. Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word. Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word. My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes. My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness. Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts. I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight. Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me. I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Original Ad Saturdays...

Model Railroader magazine, May, July, 1970...

Less than five years after N scale was introduced to the commercial market, three big league manufacturers were already betting huge R&D, manufacturing and advertising monies into it, a fairly risky venture so soon after the slot car debacles of the mid-60s in the retail end of the hobby.***




***Nothing against slot cars or their owners, few would remember when the cars surpassed model trains enough that manufacturers were turning their lines over to the cars rather than trains, a move that cost us the likes of A.C. Gilbert and Varney. It was several years before the trains resumed normal production.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

They call it, "re-kitting", "augering in" and "digging a hole"...

...whatever it is, it's the big reason I never considered R/C aircraft before. Even though the one I was given was a freebie, I'd probably still sob like a school girl when it hit the ground...

From the video notes:

Watch as Heidi's brother completely re-kits his brand new fully-loaded FiberClassics P-51 because he forgot to do a proper flight control check after he had installed new aileron servos the week before in Alpnach, Switzerland. Both he and his helper did see that all of the controls were moving, just not in the proper direction. This beautiful 1/4 scale Mustang weighed approx. 20kgs, and was powered by a 3W-75cc engine swinging a 26 x 12 Menz propeller. Also installed were retracts, flaps, drop tanks, opening canopy, fully scale detailed cockpit and pilot. You will notice the bird start to roll to the right, so he corrects with left stick. This makes it roll even more to the right until it is on its back and left wing low. He then gives it some right stick input and it now does a nice roll to the left and augers in. Listen to the delayed "Kerrr-splat!!!" sound that it makes.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wednesday's Word, Psalm 94...

O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself. Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.

LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph? How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves? They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage. They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless. Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.

Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise? He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see? He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?

The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity. Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law; That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked. For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance. But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.

Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence. When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up. In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.

Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law? They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood. But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge. And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A covered bridge to model...

...a little artistic license would be needed to cut an entry and exit point...and maybe move an interior wall or two...or three.




Monday, January 11, 2010

As yet unidentified R/C trainer with OS Max .40 engine...

The story goes about a man who found himself surrounded by rising flood waters with no means to escape. Being a godly man he turned to God in prayer for deliverance.

Shortly a gentleman in a high stepping 4x4 offered to drive him out. "No thank you," said the man, "...I've asked God to deliver me from this flood." The truck departed and the floods rose higher.

Soon, a gentleman in a boat came along, offering to float him out of the flood. Again he said, "No thank you kind sir, I've asked God to deliver me from these rising waters." The boater departed and the floods rose higher still, forcing the man to seek refuge on his roof.

With that, a rescue helicopter came along, offering him the last chance to be rescued before the floods overcame his roof. Again he declined, shouting, "God shall deliver me!" as the waters slowly overtook him.

When he drowned, he was greatly relieved to be in the presence of the Lord Jesus but somewhat distressed as to how he got there. "Lord, I've always been faithful to wait on you for everything...why could you not answer my call to be delivered from that flood?" With a loving look that can only come from God towards His beloved redeemed ones, He said, "I sent a truck, a boat and a helicopter to you---weren't they enough?"

Now...what's all that got to do with R/C planes?

In the last two years, I have been given no less than four complete R/C plane kits. "No thank you," I says to myself, "...a minister of the Gospel has precious little time to pursue such things, model trains are hobby enough and I'm blessed at that." At which I dutifully send them down the road to someone else.

A windfall of R/C parts and engines (three engines no less) comes my way..."Aye, " I says, "...a great way to pay for my children's Christmas as a minister of the Gospel has no time for such frivolous things."

Another windfall of R/C parts comes my way, AND a boat load of tools specifically designed for building and finishing these balsa beasts. "Nay," say I, "...but, I can use these in my model train endeavours because---after all---I am a wise and frugal model train person/minister of the Gospel."

Then this shows up on my doorstep...




Yes, it needs a bit of TLC...but...I have all the pieces necessary (even the muffler) to fix it up---remember the parts windfall earlier?

It is so easy to over spiritualize our walk of faith...

Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. (John 6:28-29)

And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. (Colossians 3:17)

So...I don't know about you, but I will continue in the track (or airfield) laid before me and glory not in what I can or cannot do in Him and do what I do in these pursuits as unto the Lord. that a Futaba 4 channel radio I see over there at that yard sale table?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ephesians 1:2-23...

Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Original Ad Saturdays...

Inside cover, Model Railroader magazine, June 1968...


...right about the time I made my dad choke on his dinner when I announced that I would vote for Nixon that year if I could.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Bachmann HO scale San Francisco cable car, "Powell and Hyde Sts."

Picked up with its original box in the used bin at the LHS on Christmas Eve, while helping my brother-in-law get acquainted with the hobby. I may post a better picture later...but, this seems so appropriate...somewhat blurred, with one set of wheels off track...kinda like the holidays went around these parts...

Some of you may recall the fate of the last one I owned, this one is safe though...for now.


Blessings, grace and peace to you and yours, Br'er Shaygetz

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wednesday's Word, Psalm 42...

The last two weeks have been a blur. The loss of my beloved's grandmother on the 20th, my mother 2 days later, Christmas 3 days after that, then the new

(To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah.) As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.

Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life. I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Mantua Collectables Baltimore Ravens NFL 41' reefer #733-831...

...just in time for the playoffs---and the Steelers are out to boot. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Clause and one of his elves is Willis McGahee.


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Psalm 93

The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.

Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.

The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves. The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.

Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

2010...Twenty-ten or Two thousand ten?


Model Railroader magazine, January 1952