Gethsemene Rose Garden

God has sacrificed his son for me. The Bible says that as Christ was praying his sweat was as "drops of blood" the monks who tend the monestary their now Cultivate wondrous roses they say sprang from this blood. I wonder ...

Location: United States

I am here. God is doing something strange in my life and I am not sure I am comfortable with it but I am trying to adjust to what he wants ('cause after all he IS God LOL)

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Well now I have gone and done it

Gethsemene Rose MALL is now open I broke down and bought The site is running well after only 24 hours. I thought it might take me some time to get my HTML skills back and it is. But still this isn't too bad for someone who has been out of the game for over 10 years.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

CafePress Thotz: REVERSE shop building

CafePress Thotz: REVERSE shop building I will have to keep up on this guy he has an interesting idea.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Benefit of the doubt!

Someone taught me this today. Thanks!!


1. Something good gained or received.

Thesaurus: advantage, gain, profit, help, good, avail, boon, blessing, asset, assistance; Antonym: harm, detriment.
2. Advantage or sake.

Example: for your benefit
3. A payment made by a government or company insurance scheme, usually to someone who is ill or out of work.

Example: social security benefit
Form: benefits (often)
4. A concert, match, performance at a theatre, etc from which the profits are given to a particular cause, person or group of people in need.

verb benefited, benefiting, benefitted, benefitting

1. To gain an advantage or receive something good from it or as a result of it.

Form: benefit from something (especially)
Form: benefit by something
2. To do good to someone.

Thesaurus: aid, advance, profit, avail, enhance, further, promote, ameliorate; Antonym: harm, hinder.
Idiom: give someone the benefit of the doubt

In a case where some doubt remains: to assume that they are telling the truth, or are innocent, because there is not enough evidence to be certain that they are not.
Etymology: 14c: from French benfet, from Latin benefactum good deed.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

I got a review / interview at another Blog!!!

Today’s interview is with gethsemenerose. He used to be in the navy. Even though my husband went to West Point and Navy beat us this year – I like this site!

1.What drew you to opening an online store? Were you in a related field?
Well I was talking to some of the guys in my life group and I mentioned a purity wear line of clothing that had recently made the news. We discussed if we thought the idea had merit I said it did but when I went to the site I found their designs were limited (this was not a CP shop) I found myself thinking "I could do better." It turns out I am a terrible artist but great DESIGNER and IDEA MAN.

For the Rest of this interview...

Cam Dalene Cancer Survivor

A dear friend of mine has a son who has been fighting Leukemia for years this is Cam Dalene's page. Pray for him please.

Ode To A Haggis! - Robert Burns

Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, cheerful
Great chieftain o' the puddin-race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place, Above
Painch, tripe, or thairm: paunch/guts
Weel are ye wordy of a grace worthy
As lang's my arm.

The groaning trencher there ye fill,
Your hurdies like a distant hill, buttocks
Your pin wad help to mend a mill skewer
In time o' need,
While thro' your pores the dews distil
Like amber bead.

His knife see rustic Labour dight, wipe
An' cut you up wi' ready sleight, skill
Trenching your gushing entrails bright Digging
Like onie ditch;
And then, O what a glorious sight,
Warm-reekin, rich! -steaming

Then, horn for horn, they strech an' strive: spoon
Deil tak the hindmost! on they drive,
Till a' their weel-swall'd kytes belyve, bellies/soon
Are bent like drums;
Then auld Guidman, maist like to rive, burst
'Bethanket!' hums.

Is there that owre his French ragout
Or olio that wad staw a sow, sicken
Or fricassee wad mak her spew
Wi' perfect sconner, disgust
Looks down wi' sneering, scornfu' view
On sic a dinner?

Poor devil! see him owre his trash,
As feckless as a wither'd rash, weak/rush
His spindle shank, a guid whip-lash,
His nieve a nit; fist/nut
Thro' bluidy flood or field to dash,
O how unfit!

But mark the Rustic, haggis-fed,
The trembling earth resounds his tread.
Clap in his walie nieve a blade, choice
He'll make it whissle;
An' legs, an' arms, an' heads will sned, trim
Like taps o' thrissle. tops/thistle

Ye Pow'rs wha mak mankind your care,
And dish them out their bill o'fare,
Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware watery
That jaups in luggies; splashes/porringers
But, if ye wish her gratefu' prayer,
Gie her a Haggis!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The latest from x3church

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Lets just say Eugene Peterson is the man! He is the guy behind the Message translation. He has granted us permission to print the Bibles. NAVPRESS will be printing the Bibles and we will have them in time for Erotica LA. We are pumped. You don’t know how many phone calls, emails and closed doors we experienced but we got them. These Bibles cost double the price we had originally agreed to spend but what can you do.

If you would like to order a Bible this will help us with the extra cost. We are selling the Bibles for $20 but with that $20 you are getting a Bible and getting the Bible into the hands of 12 others. Order Your Bible Today

If you do not wish to receive a Bible and would just like to make a donation, click here!

Here is the text that is most likely going on the back of the Bible:

Does Jesus really love porn stars?
Absolutely. Now that may go against what you thought about Jesus but it is true. You see Jesus loves porn stars as much as he loves pastors, soccer moms, liars, thieves, and prostitutes. In his eyes, we are all the same. We’re all just people in need of a savior who can come into our world and fix our messed up lives. So what you’re holding in your hands is a new testament written in contemporary language. Author Eugene Peterson wanted to get the Bible back to that kind of everyday, common language that all of us use when we're not trying to sound religious. Whether you have been reading the Bible for years or are exploring it for the first time, The Message will startle and surprise you. And it will allow you to experience firsthand the same relevance that motivated its original readers to change the course of history.

Are you tied? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. Jesus


If you have never listened to the Dirty Little Secrets show don’t start now. The quality of the show is crap and the guests might put you to sleep. Okay…the quality of the show is crap but the guests have been great. We had some Itunes trouble but everything is back up and running. Here is a recap:

Show #32 – Donald Miller author of Blue Like Jazz
Show #33 – Carter Krummrich co-author of Dirty Little Secret
Show #34 – This show is not even out, it will be out Monday with Emergent guru Brian McClaren

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God Bless

Ordeals? You have no idea!

James Lindsey Smith's ordeal was “a thrilling narrative of escape.” Under cover of darkness, he and two other men sailed a small boat from Virginia to Maryland. There the men were separated, and Smith managed to avoid detection as he walked alone through Delaware to Pennsylvania. Along the way a woman fed him. In Philadelphia, a man secretly sheltered him and arranged to get him to New York. There he met others who helped him travel to Norwich, Connecticut, where he settled, married, and became a preacher. To Read the rest...

To Leak or Not to Leak that is the ?

I have not seen anyone other than people with CP at the end of their name tell us that "big" affiliates only like leak free shops but what I have seen in other sites (those who we are not allowed to name) wether they be T-shirts to real estate is plenty of leaky stuff and the model works for them. I was in real estate sales for a while and the best way to atract a lead was to slowly train them to come back to you because they got good OUTSIDE information then eventually they bought from you. NOW I know HIGH dollar real estate and T-shirt sales are two different models but I also know that most of the succesful affiliate programs I have seen involve MULTIPLE streams of affiliates on a page. (IE we sell Rotweiller T-shirts and Mugs and the coffee to go in the mugs and Rotweiller grooming supplies and Yard supplies to take care of the mess the Rotty has made and Lawyers incase you get sued and dating services (for you and your dog) etc) these MULTIPLE streams would all look like a leak to someone who is only interested in selling T-shirts. Ok lets break it down I just looked at the top 10 stores according to our own great magazine here are the results

1. Vote Democratic 2008 0 leaks for you
2. Slapnose one leak a statcounter (I suppose that should count as zero so I will give you that one.) for you
3. Philosophy (A great site BTW) 3 leaks (a webby award an always on award and a statcounter) for you
4. Greanpeace. A BIG LEAK To so far the vote is 2 to 2
5. Autism Awarenes: A PROMINENT LEAK at the top of the page the first link on the page
6. Embrace 0 leaks
7. Oshi 0 leaks
8. Angel 3 BIG LEAKS (the second link on her page is a big leak to an autism awareness site then a google ad and webring on the bottom of her page)
9. Autism: the first half of her page is dedicated to two HUGE leaks ( a big drain on any buyer is the first link takes up half the screen space) you do not even see any cafepress products until you start to scroll down a BIG
10. Killville 1 leak to that site is FULL OF leaks.
so the final score is top ten shops 4 leak free and 6 Leak. (and this was only looking at front page of each site I did not go any deeper than that. Verdict is still undecided.

Monday, April 24, 2006

My wife got a blog today too

So far not much here (JUST a link back to me) but if you want to see how we interact and survive marriage then check it out. KerBear's Spot

Adventures in Submission Sending

Wow... well This week I decided to learn how to submit sites to be included into thier directories (or whatever they call them) I started with a list of 300 suposedly "free" submission sites that I had gotten on the cafepress forums I then started working my way through them. I didn't get far before I realized this was going to take a LONG time. I also realized that many of them were not free. Two days later I decided to PAY someone to do this for me. So once again I looked. Here however the prospects got grimmer there were sites offering to do this for anywere from $2.50 for 400 sites to $19 for only the 17 best sites. Some offered gaurantees others charged even more finally I settled on but only because it offered the first month FREE to submit to 350 sites including Google, Altavista, MSN and Yahoo.(it will cost me $50 next month but I will probably cancel before then. The best thing I can say is that I learned alot after I submitted my Site. They did this thing that scanned my site and gave me alot of feedback on "Why my site will not work well with search engines" the best part was they told me how to fix it before the next months submissions. I did fix it and tested it again with another free site submission board ( Ineedahit ) this time my results were a lot better (BTW Ineedahit only submits free to 40 sites and none of the top 5.) anyway my sites are now submitted I also think I have found who I will be submitting through in a few weeks when it is time to resubmit (it will probably not be isubmit but go there anyway for the free month trial and the free reports you may just stay. Oh they also have stat tracking as part of the monthly fee that they give you free that first month
this is a technocrati tag I guess I am supposed to do this to let others know about this blog:

Grey Matters? Sometimes

This guy is really funny he has a magic book for sale and he has memorized pi to 400 digits check it out

Here is another Funny Shirt from a truly different perspective. Jesus Saves

Banners ads Will this work?

Gethsemene Rose
Gethsemene Rose Christian Gifts is a store all about PURITY !

Gethsemene Rose
Gethsemene Rose Christian Gifts is a store all about PURITY !

Ok I am trying out adding banner adds for my site I think this is working but I do not know if anyone notices these let me know.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

What is christian kitsch I was looking at how to do blogs and saw this cool article I think I am learning alot but I will be real slow with this.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Gethsemene Rose Garden

Gethsemene Rose Garden

Gethsemene Rose Store Updates

Friday, April 21, 2006

Ok so I guess I am starting

Gethsemene Rose
This is weird I post to Forums all the time. But I know I get feedback there. Oh well I wonder if anyone ever reads these. I know I never do I see the first few titles and say BORING. I am sure nobody really cares about what I care about either. Anyway I have just started trying to re-arrange my life after realizing I am stuck telecommuting the rest of my life. I have started a cafepress store. I will write more about that later. Oh well lets see what this looks like. :)