Welcome to my blog http://www.skegley.blogspot.com/ . CAVEAT LECTOR- Let the reader beware. This is a Christian Conservative blog. It is not meant to offend anyone. Please feel free to ignore this blog, but also feel free to browse and comment on my posts! You may also scroll down to respond to any post.

For Christian American readers of this blog:

I wish to incite all Christians to rise up and take back the United States of America with all of God's manifold blessings. We want the free allowance of the Bible and prayers allowed again in schools, halls of justice, and all governing bodies. We don't seek a theocracy until Jesus returns to earth because all men are weak and power corrupts the very best of them.
We want to be a kinder and gentler people without slavery or condescension to any.

The world seems to be in a time of discontent among the populace. Christians should not fear. God is Love, shown best through Jesus Christ. God is still in control. All Glory to our Creator and to our God!

A favorite quote from my good friend, Jack Plymale, which I appreciate:

"Wars are planned by old men,in council rooms apart. They plan for greater armament, they map the battle chart, but: where sightless eyes stare out, beyond life's vanished joys, I've noticed,somehow, all the dead and mamed are hardly more than boys(Grantland Rice per our mutual friend, Sarah Rapp)."

Thanks Jack!

I must admit that I do not check authenticity of my posts. If anyone can tell me of a non-biased arbitrator, I will attempt to do so more regularly. I know of no such arbitrator for the internet.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Great Truths

Paul Claxon Mon, Jan 25, 11:57 AM (1 day ago) to bcc: me ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Les Bond Date: Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 10:02 AM Subject: Fwd: Great Truths... To: Subject: Fw: Great Truths... In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. -- John Adams 2. If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. -- Mark Twain 3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. -- Mark Twain 4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. --Winston Churchill 5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. -- George Bernard Shaw 6. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. -- G. Gordon Liddy 7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. --James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994) 8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. -- Douglas Case, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University . 9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. -- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian 10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. -- Frederic Bastiat , French economist(1801-1850) 11. Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. --Ronald Reagan (1986) 12. I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. -- Will Rogers 13. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! -- P. J. O'Rourke 14. In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. --Voltaire (1764) 15. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you! -- Pericles (430 B.C.) 16. No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. -- Mark Twain (1866) 17. Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it. -- Anonymous 18. The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. -- Ronald Reagan 19. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. -- Winston Churchill 20. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. -- Mark Twain 21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. -- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903) 22. There is no distinctly Native American criminal class, save Congress. -- Mark Twain 23. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians --Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995) 24. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. -- Thomas Jefferson 25. We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. -- Aesop FIVE BEST SENTENCES 1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. 2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. 3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. 4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. 5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work, because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation! Can you think of a reason for not sharing this? Neither could I. Sam Kegley Mon, Jan 25, 4:01 PM (20 hours ago) This is such an excellent collection of truths, Paul. In my humble opinion,having loved the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump, it is only with grea Judi Cole Mon, Jan 25, 7:09 PM (17 hours ago) to me Thanks, Sam, I agree with you! I agree!Love it!Me too! Reply Forward

Monday, March 22, 2021

USA and Christians in 2021

USA and Christians in 2021 Sam Kegley 9:25 AM (28 minutes ago) to me, The leftists have done so much to discredit the Christian faith and all churches in the recent history of the United States of America. It is easy in today's society of this "greatest country on God's Green Earth" to say 'look at those hypocrites. As our entertainment has become more base, as well as so many other of society's devilish turns, corporate 'they' also say : Those goody two shoes do the same as we do, and they should not judge us. As a youngster, I resented most seeing Phoniness in the character of others. not genuine or real (Entry 1 of 4) : not genuine or real: such as. a(1) : intended to deceive or mislead. (2) : intended to defraud : counterfeit.5 days ago Phony | Definition of Phony by Merriam-Websterwww.merriam-webster.com › dictionary › phony I have never met a perfect person and I make it a point to say so in the many books in which I have written about Acquaintances of Integrity or admirable people. I accepted Christ as a youngster, as the greatest gift ever given in this world. What a gift it was for our creator to see the evil in this world by the beings he initiated on earth. In self-searching by the greatest of all, His plan was to allow his son to come to earth and unjustly suffer humiliation and torture by those very beings, us. The point being that the man, Jesus, was such a great kind and gentle teacher, whose life events of miracles and goodness have lived on for the two-thousand plus years after his death, and wonderful resurrection. I am 'Old Sammy' now, and I still resent phonies. Pastor Frank, the preacher of two first names, Frank Carl, of Genoa Church, only a few miles above our Condo in Westerville, gave a story about calling his 25-year old grandson in Denver. It was just to check on him because of their greater than four-foot wild snowstorm this past week. "Grandpa, why did you just call? I just saw a man on a corner who was obviously cold and alone, so I asked myself 'what would my grandfather do', then you called. I thought about it and gave the man my very loved Ohio State University blanket from my car. Pastor Frank has preached for forty years but also said this morning that the outdoor services at Genoa this past year have affected his ministry more than all of the other years combined. One sure reason is that he is seeing many people come into the church from the parking lot services to be baptized. As I was impressed by the grandson's- what would grandpa do, I thought of Old Sammy i.e. - me. I am the oldest of my mother's and dad's family now and I don't believe any member of our relatives does not know that Old Sammy wants to be a Chrisitan, but this old guy is certainly not perfect. Moreover, they have shown some resentment for this Christian Conservative and resent his politics. Am I a phony then? I certainly hope not! I am glad Pastor Frank's grandson thought enough of the actions of his grandpa, rather than the fact that Pastor Frank stands out to my beautiful Jeanie and me as one of the best heart-felt sermon deliverers we have heard. We have also been privileged to be friends of so many excellent preacher friends. Sam Kegley Also, thanks to the wonderful friends of ours who have helped young Jeanie recover so well from her broken hip with their heart-felt wishes and prayers. Pastor Frank noticed that my girl was with me as we departed the parking lot, and came to our car and greeted her with more well-wishes. My favorite verse from Jesus' Sermon on the mount, in Matthew, has always been: Judge not ye that be not judged. I never mean to judge. But I believe I will see a lot of preachers and others who are our friends in Heaven, and I am happy that God let's us witness greatness among such Christians on earth as it is in Heaven. Reply Forward

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Mark Levin's Life, Liberty and Levin Sunday evening 8 PM Eastern on Fox News.

I just watched Life, Liberty and Levin with Mark primarily speaking with Black American conservatives tonight. The guys had such excellent sense in that the first whose name I missed said something to the effect that people want to come to America, not because they seek Marxism, rather it is because they seek freedom. The freedoms won by churches and individuals and groups not minding hard work but desiring opportunities. The Forida congressperson said that the left has no substantive arguments so they drum up racism because they need something, anything, to satisfy their political control.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

My wife, Jeanie home now and doing well after partial hip surgery and three weeks of therapy

Gmail Sam Kegley My girl, Jeanie Kegley, is home and is doing wonderfully! 1 message Sam Kegley Sat, Mar 6, 2021 at 5:26 PM To: Jay , Jeff Kegley , Morgan Kegley , "tobeydk@gmail.com" , Scout Kegley , I have been electronically disenfranchised for the last few days. I must repeat that neither Jeanie nor I see friends often when out, even before the COVID-19 pandemic. So few friends outside our nuclear family except for the people I send emails out to are still living. Dr. Dan Ross said something which I consider 'profound' in a recent Portsmouth Breakfast meeting in Columbus, that if someone uses the internet and gets messages they don't want, their keyboard has a delete button - I'm only half-kidding, because the ex- Director of the OHSAA is always so very wise. But I'm not kidding at all when I ask you to please email me back with or without your message for me to quit sending my missiles to you. There will be no problem on my end of the line. Jeanie and I were so spiritually- buoyed-up by the wonderful responses upon my original message about her breaking her left hip and falling on the non-icy spot we shared on the after church Genoa service February 7. Riverside Hospital accepted her in Emergency, and informed us that she would require surgery next day for hip fracture. Messages of encouragement poured in from family and internet friends. We heard testimonies that the hip surgeries were very successful over the last few years. Now, that is our experience. I am an emotional person who could not bear to see the girl I love deeply, hurt so much and cry, and I could almost feel her pain myself. Jeanie is 90 and did not want to have another osteoarthritis caused surgery because she has had probably 10 such at different joints throughout our 69 years of marriage. I am nevertheless surprised by her improvement already after four weeks of post-operative therapy for partial hip replacement. This operation could not have been avoided. She received excellent treatment at Riverside and at Friendship Village in Columbus. This Christian Conservative husband has prayed during, before, and even more now after, and thankfully to our Creator that I witness the goodness in the results. She will be getting more therapy. I have searched for Graydon Webb, our Ports group's wonderful carrying on who put things more succinctly somewhat by attesting to the Creator's guide to succesful scientific surgeries in encouragement for Jeanie. Thanks family and friends! Sam Kegley

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

My wife, Jeanie, of 69 years broken hip caused her to fall.

Skip to content Using Gmail with screen readers Search Compose Labels Inbox 177,663 Starred Snoozed Important Sent Drafts 1,853 Categories Social 24,418 Updates 58,630 Forums 5 Promotions 86,935 [Imap]/Drafts [Imap]/Sent [Imap]/Trash 10 Notes Personal Athletics skegley.kegley@gmail.com, Travel More Meet New meeting Join a meeting Hangouts CollapseHangouts More 1 of many Collapse all Print all In new window Jeanie is doing well. We are not sure when she gets out of Riverside but probably in a couple of days. Sam Kegley 10:36 AM (8 hours ago) to Jay, Jeff, Morgan, tobeydk@gmail.com, Scout, Suzy, Carol, Terri, Kim, Kim, me, bcc: Sarah, bcc: Du, bcc: Phyllis, bcc: James, bcc: Judi, bcc: Marge, bcc: Paul, bcc: Paul, bcc: Ron, bcc: ronald, bcc: Tom, bcc: Denny, bcc: Graydon, bcc: Jim, bcc: Joe, bcc: Paul, bcc: MIKE, bcc: stan.key, bcc: Central, bcc: David, bcc: J, bcc: Elmer, bcc: Gary, bcc: Linda, bcc: Mary, bcc: Matt, bcc: Rick, bcc: Bob, bcc: Frank, bcc: Frank, bcc: Frank, bcc: Charles, bcc: Nathan, bcc: Dick, bcc: Tom, bcc: Diane, bcc: Jill, bcc: Marion, bcc: Alan, bcc: jill, bcc: gary, bcc: Linda, bcc: Michael, bcc: Sharon, bcc: Mick&laramie, bcc: Norma, bcc: Richard, bcc: Richard, bcc: Sr., bcc: Sally Many of you know that I have written books since my metallurgical retirement 24 years ago. Jeanie and I regret that we see nearly nobody we know when we go out to a restaurant during the coronavirus; however, I tell her or take her so many good wishes from our email correspondence. I never had a best seller nor an agent but so many of you have been in my email receivers on her condition. I sent many notices of the partial hip replacement Sunday evening, 2/7/21, and she has been lifted up by, maybe 60 % well-wishers and mostly that many sincere prayers and several with testimonies from friends who have lived so much better since receiving hip transplants. She has been up and, although a slight touch of her weight on her left foot to yesterday morning, She took about 8 or 9 with partial weight on her left footlater in the pm. Social planners are. making arrangements for a close-by nursing home to help her for a while after she leaves the hospital. I guess it would be difficult for me to lift her repeatedly and get her in and out of the car. Jeanie nor I could ever thank everybody for all of the prayers and well-wishers, but it is truly heartening for this young couple of 69 years marriage after a couple of years of courting. I guess that qualifies for old-fashioned as well. She has been looking still, like the 90 year old beauty she is. Thanks, family and friends! Sam 614-632-9962 Graydon 10:45 AM (8 hours ago) to me Good Morning Sam... ...Thank You for the update on Jeanie...Prayers work and the miracles of modern science make a great team... Bless You Both... Warmest Regards... Graydon Diane Massie 11:07 AM (8 hours ago) to me Aw, Sam, sorry to hear about the hip replacement but what I hear -- is that Jeanie will feel so much better after she rehabs. Just listen to the physical therapists. Take care of yourself and be safe. Thanks for an update on Jeanie's condition. Diane Sam Kegley 11:30 AM (7 hours ago) to Graydon, Diane, me Graydon, You and Lady Di, the ubiquitous Kentucky traveling basketball fan and niece of the passed-on great college football coach, Jerry Claiborne, state things so succinctly and well. Jeanie and I cherish your friendships! Sally Sligar 5:56 PM (1 hour ago) to me Keep me posted Sam but she may need home health PT rather than outpatient PT right now. Sally Sent from my iPad On Feb 10, 2021, at 10:37 AM, Sam Kegley wrote: Sam Kegley 6:16 PM (1 hour ago) to Sally They did not want this old guy lifting her out of bed and into the car or whatever. I assumed you were not interested, Tennessee. Please explain and tell me you could do that in your retirement. The medical coverage is only through Medicare at the village Columbus and I am responsible for 20%. Thanks for your reply, though, Sally! Sam Judi Cole 7:05 PM (20 minutes ago) to me Hi Sam, thanks so much for the encouraging update on Jeanie. I'm so very happy that she's getting up and walking a little - step by step progress!! I'm working part-time at H&R Block, so haven't had as much time to read emails and make phone calls. Just know that you both are always on my mind and in my prayers. I will be in touch - love you both!! Sam Kegley 7:25 PM (0 minutes ago) to Judi Thanks Judi! Reply Forward

Thursday, February 4, 2021

My tennis Pro Life-long friend, Dick Klitch, passed peacefully this past Sunday morning 128/2021

Dick caught me in age August 15, 2020, at 87-years old for three months until I became 88. We Were bona-fide Mound Park Urchins in Portsmouith, Ohio. An urchin then could be defined as "a mischievous young child, especially one who is poorly or raggedly dressed" especially in my situation as one of ten kids. Those were days the parents could safely let their kids go to the nearby park early without any thought of serious criminal trouble throughout the day. Dick's dad normally worked nights, and so he spent a lot of time with the boys in the park in teaching them baseball, but,more than that, about life in living honestly. And, in winning with fundamentals. Herman Klitch was an outstanding teacher! I accepted a job 54 years ago in Columbus where DIck was the Dean of Tennis Teaching Pros. We renewed the friendship, which was solid, and spent a lot of our spare times together. Now today is a time of acceptable diversity, but Dick and I shared a completely heterosexual friendship in which our conversations were never, or hardly ever, regarding sexual things. I believe we shared mutual respect, if you won't believe me to be an egotist. I have written 13 books now without accumulating wealth, just merely a break even status.h My books have to do with interviews of acquaitnances who impressed me that they acted sensibly in their lives and with demonstrated integrity. Dick Klitch is in three of those books. He had a serious stroke a few years ago and after short rehabilitation in Columbus, He and his wonderful wife, Joan (Smith) Klitch, accepted son, Tim's invitation to come and share their house for a while in Austin Texas. Tim had retired his CEO position with the Comerica Bank there and his family was living in a sizable house that Lyndon and Ladybird Johnson once shared. My wife, Jeanie and I hope someday to share more time with our good friend Dick Klitch in Heaven. Nobody knows when that may be for Joan, Jeanie, or me. We take those passings sadly as they come. Nonetheless, Old Sammy is doubly saddened because I spent so little time in telephone conversations with Dick and was certainly hoping to spend more time here with my friend, Dick Klitch, suspecting the seriousness yet in denial. Sam Kegley

Sunday, January 17, 2021

69th wedding anniversary - Jeanette (Weddington) and Sam Kegley 1-19-2021

1 Jeanette, New BOston HS (1948) and Sam Kegley. Portysmouth HS (1950) 2 Were married in Sciotoville Christian Church on Janury, 19, 1952 by 3 minister, Kurt Hess. They have lived the past 54 years in Westerville, 4 Ohio. Their sons are Jay (Terri) Upper Arlington and Jeff (Suzy) 5 Westerville. Granddaughters are: Tobey,Ida scout, and Morgan and 6 grandsons, Will and Daniel Allen. Jeanie received her PHT (Putting 7 Hubby Thru) degree from the UK Dames Club as Sam recieived his 8 B.S.of Metallurgical Engineering degree in 1961 from the University 9 of Kentucky. They feel the many blessings of God from their love of 10 one another, and from their love of family, friends, church, athletics, 11 and all of their acquaintances. 12 Sam Kegley

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