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Expensive Parrot

Raoul’s 2 Cents


How has the week been treating you? Sunny? Cloudy?

For me, everything seems to be bright and sunny this summer week.  Work’s been busy but manageable and I still have evenings to enjoy with my wife. My kids are all good and busy doing their thing. Listening to my collection from a free online music website boosted my mood even more. My back still hurts but  getting better ever since I started stretching. My gout’s still there but has diminished considerably. It’s been really nice.

It’s days like this that make me raise my voice and thank the Lord for all His blessings. So I read a favorite happy passage written by the apostle Paul in his letter to the Philippian church:

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
— Philippians 4:4-7

If you’ve seen a lot of sunshine this week, I’m sure you can relate to Paul. Let’s thank God for his blessings.

If you’ve seen nothing but clouds. Did you know that Paul wrote this when he was suffering in the stinky dungeons of Rome awaiting his execution? So if you only saw clouds this week, what’s your excuse?

TGIF people!

Joke of the Week

Thanks to Chuck of Dallas, Texas for sending this joke.

TGIF Joke of the Week: Expensive Parrot

Video of the Week

funny video

Jeff Allen: Understanding the Wife Code
Sent by Art of Sierra Madre, CA


Don’s Puns

From Don’s collection of puns

Don's Puns: Time Consuming

Parting Shot

Thanks to Rodney of Manitoba, B.C. who shared this.

Parting Shots: Old Enough


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  1. Rommie

    August 16, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Hey Bro,
    Thanks again for your TGIF emails.
    Glad to read your sharing of the gospel every week!
    On a personal note, you mentioned you are suffering from gout. I did too! But since I was introduced to Yoli 4 years ago, my gout is gone!
    My allergies are gone too! It helped me a lot.
    If you want to try Yoli, let me know.
    God bless & best regards!



  2. Heather

    August 16, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Good reading and the parrot story was funny.


  3. Rick

    August 16, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Sunshine in one’s life is always good! Enjoy my brother and thank you for the TGIF.


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