Showing posts from October, 2005
Friday night and last night friends came over and we had fun sitting around the bonfire, toasting marshmallows, going on hayrides, listening to music, drinking hot chocolate and much more! (more pics)

Psalm 133
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.

Freitag und gestern abend kamen Freunde und wir hatten Spaß dabei, um das Lagerfeuer zu sitzten, Marshmallows zu grillen, Heufahrten zu machen, Musik zu hören, heiße Schokolade zu trinken und vieles mehr! (mehr Bilder)

Psalm 133
Siehe, wie gut und wie lieblich ist es, wenn Brüder einträchtig beieinander wohnen. Wie das köstliche Öl auf dem Haupt, das herabfließt auf den Bart, auf den…
Third Bush Administration Insider Indicted This Month on Criminal Charges
Noe indicted: GOP backer is accused of laundering cash
Constable indicted for tampering with record charge
Shenandoah officers indicted by grand jury

Definition of indict: to accuse of wrongdoing; charge; to make a formal accusation or indictment against (a party) by the findings of a jury, especially a grand jury

Psalm 37
"Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thysel…
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." - The Lord Jesus Christ in John 16:33
"The first major storm of the 2005-06 winter is underway. The storm have been produce winds 40-50 mph along the coast, heavy, wet snow in southwest Pennsylvania and a renewed flooding threat across New England fueled by deep Atlantic moisture, partially thanks to passing Hurricane Wilma. More importantly, a deep upper-level trough of low pressure slowly pushing through the Ohio Valley will provide the energy and cold air for this strengthening storm. Along the coast, fierce winds will gust up to 60 mph with heavy rain in coastal New England. Well inland, heavy, wet snow will fall, mainly at elevations above 1000 feet, bringing the first snowstorm fo the season to many areas." ( MAY WE EACH PUT OUR TRUST AND HOPE IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST TODAY…
Today while walking in my new neighborhood which is in a little country community of southeast Alabama, I was thrilled when I came to a large field of cotton, so white! I picked a small branch of it to bring back home and prayed for the Lord to speak to me. When I got back, I thought about what Jesus said in John 4: "Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest." Then I thought about a new friend I met at work who told me that she had an encounter with God while reading the Bible during hurricane Ivan last year. She got excited when I told her that I read the Bible too and was a Christian. Then we had lunch in the park last week, prayed together, and talked about doing a Bible study. BEHOLD, NOW IS THE ACCEPTED TIME; BEHOLD, NOW IS THE DAY OF SALVATION!

Heute war ich, während ich durch meine neue Nachb…
This morning I was reminded of this truth: I belong to Jesus and He is my Shepherd, so I need not fear but trust Him with child-like faith in spite of what I see in the natural world around me.

Psalm 23
1The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Heute morgen wurde ich an folgende Wahrheit erinnert: Ich gehöre zu Jesus und Er ist mein Hirte, deshalb muß ich mich nicht fürchten, sondern kan…
Pensacola Sunset
The mainstream news media is distorted but the more accurate alternative news is disturbing - what do we do? Well, first off, we REJOICE! And we are not to worry but we are to pray to the Lord with thankful hearts. I like Philippians 4 which says, "Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." AMEN!

Sonnenuntergang in Pensacola
Path along a Pensacola bayou
This morning while walking along a nearby bayou, I took a deep breath of cool, refreshing air, gazed into the beautifully clear blue sky to worship God and out of my lips came the above verse. What, you may ask, you weren't in church on Sunday morning? Oh yes, today I had church with the Lord outdoors. Of course I must confess that I have church everyday - sometimes with Jesus alone and other times with friends. In fact, every Saturday & Wednesday night I join friends in a home for worship, prayer, Bible study, fellowship, fun, and sometimes food! But really, we who believe and follow the Lord Jesus Christ are the church, we are the body of Christ, we are His bride who are looking for His return. Sometimes we meet in a home, in a large building, on the beach, or elsewhere. Do you remember what Jesus said in Matthew 18:20? "For where two or three are gathe…
In Philippians 4:3 Paul wrote, "And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life." While studying the book of Revelation, the "book of life" is mentioned several times. In Revelation 3:5 it says, "He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels." In Revelation 13:8 it says, "And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." Revelation 17:8 says, "The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not w…
Jesus often spoke in parables to explain what the kingdom of heaven will be like and lately I've been thinking of the story of the ten virgins, five of them wise and five of them foolish. All ten took their lamps to meet the bridegroom but the foolish virgins took no oil with them. As a result these same five missed the bridegroom and he later told them that he didn't know them. Then Jesus ends the parable by saying, "Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh." May we each be watching for His coming with oil for our lamps!

Matthew 25:1-13
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. A…
Altar of Pergamon in Berlin, Germany
While studying the Bible last night, I was reading in chapter 2 of Revelation and thought about the Pergamon Museum which I visited a few times while living in Berlin. On the steps of the Altar of Pergamon, described as "Satan's Seat" or the Throne of Satan in Revelation 2:12-13, early Christians were martyred for the Faith. In the late 1800's, it was excavated from present day Turkey and carefully shipped to Germany. There it was reconstructed in Berlin by Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1902 and was celebrated with an extravagant festival to the pagan gods. Later it became a powerful symbol in Germany under Hitler, who had a grand reproduction built at Nuremberg for his Nazi rallies. Although the Russians removed the Altar to Leningrad in 1945, they returned it after 13 years where it was re-erected in the Pergamon Museum in 1959. In 1999 Berlin again became the capital and the German Government moved b…
Book: Inside Job by Jim Marrs
Were the horrific events of September 11, 2001 truly an inside job? Jim Marrs makes a compelling case that 9/11 marks the intersection of several conspiracies at once, each based on overlapping political agendas. Support for his thesis comes from this sampling of the many disturbing anomalies cited by Marrs:
• Standard air defense mechanisms systematically failed, simultaneously.
• Interceptor jets were scrambled too late, too slowly, and from the wrong locations.
• President Bush proceeded with a "photo op" long after he knew we were under attack.
• Fires could not have caused the free-fall collapse of the World Trade Center towers.
• The collapse of Building 7 in the complex was later admitted to be a demolition.
• Vital physical evidence was either removed or has never been released to investigators.
• Key officials claimed warnings never came, despite massive evidence to the contrary.
Book: Facing Terror by Carrie McDonnall
Carrie McDonnall went to Israel, Jordan, Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries to serve in 1999. During that time, she met and married David McDonnall, a fellow missionary in the Islamic world. They served together in Iraq doing humanitarian work until the attack in March 2004, which claimed David's life and three missionary friends. Carrie writes, "I live my life without David, but am grateful for the time I had with him. The world is not our place of rest; it is a time to work and follow hard after Jesus. When we get home, we can rest. But for now, God is calling his children to share the gospel of the cross, the power of our Holy Father; it's time we obediently follow Him. May we all live our lives in a manner worthy of the calling we have received in Christ Jesus. May we live lives we will never regret."
This week I received a response to a post written August 30, 2004, and am reposting it today along with the response by Sara and my reply:
Today, I am going to tell you a story. It is not a pleasant story but an important story. All over the world everyday, innocent lives are being killed through all forms of abortion & I want to help STOP ABORTION. So, I am going to tell you about my PRO-CHOICE DECISION in hopes that you will be provoked to help stop abortion too.

First let me ask, who reading this message has been personally touched by abortion? Or maybe the question should be, who HASN'T been touched in some way by abortion? Whether you have had an abortion or if you drove your girl friend to the clinic, we all at least know someone who has had an abortion. This is not some minor surgical procedure that protects the health of the mother. No, this is outright murder of a human life and it is TOTALLY GRUESOME & inhumane however or whenev…
Corrie and her home in Holland where she hid Jewish people in WWII
Over the years I have loved reading about Corrie Ten Boom and I was blessed to visit her former Holland home a couple of times. Today I am reminded of one of her powerful stories about forgiveness:
The true story as told by Corrie Ten Boom (1892-1983): It was in a church in Munich where I was speaking in 1947 that I saw him--a balding heavyset man in a gray overcoat, a brown felt hat clutched between his hands. One moment I saw the overcoat and the brown hat, the next, a blue uniform and a visored cap with its skull and crossbones. Memories of the concentration camp came back with a rush: the huge room with its harsh overhead lights, the pathetic pile of dresses and shoes in the center of the floor, the shame of walking naked past this man. I could see my sister's frail form ahead of me, ribs sharp beneath the parchment of skin. Betsie and I had been arrested for concealing Jews in our home during the Naz…
How many parrots lie on their back?
Today while sitting on the couch, my daughter's 3-month-old calico McCaw, Hemmingway, left her arm and reached to mine which kind of freaked me out because I only held him once before. Anyway, he walked close to my face, put his head under my chin and rested on my shoulder to snuggle for about 10 minutes - what a sweet birdie!
What kind of a day are you having? The choice is yours, you know. Paul wrote in Philippians 4: Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
The Jewish High Holidays (or High Holy Days), the 10 days starting with Rosh Hashanah and ending with Yom Kippur, are known as the Days of Awe or the Days of Repentance. This is an introspective time, when Jews consider the sins of the previous year and repent before Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, starts today at sunset and is the beginning of the new year on the Hebrew calendar. While it is a festive holiday (one common celebration is a treat of apples dipped in honey "for a sweet New Year"), no work is permitted on Rosh Hashanah. Observant Jews spend the day at synagogue, attending religious services and contemplating the past and upcoming year. Tradition holds that on Rosh Hashanah, God makes inscriptions in the Book of Life for the coming year. The origin of Rosh HaShana, the Jewish New Year, is Biblical (Lev. 23:23-25): "a sacred occasion commemorated with loud blasts (of the Shofar, the ram's horn)." The Bible refers to the h…