February 28, 2006

BACK IN PENSACOLA
Yesterday I returned to Pensacola from New Orleans - living in community and helping the residents for 3 weeks was an unforgetable experience!

February 27, 2006

GLOBAL WARNING
In Who's Driving the Purpose Driven Church?, author James Sundquist examines Rick Warren's latest best selling book, The Purpose Driven Life, and finds that Warren has not only made colossal biblical blunders such as the 40 day examples in Scripture he cites, but has built most of his "purpose-driven" precepts on the "wisdom of the world" and not on God's word.

Also, it is a misconception amongst Christians to think that a great revival is happening. In fact the Bible is very clear that the falling away must come first before the Anti-Christ is revealed and this is what we are seeing today. Read more about this from James Sundquist here.

"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition." (2 Thes 2:3 )

February 23, 2006

THE PAIN OF IT ALL
The past few days, my heart has been tender towards the plight of the people here in New Orleans resulting in many tears. Tonight while in the dinner line at another relief camp, I overhead 2 men talk about their options to rebuild their homes. One was elderly and walked with a cane. He told me that 8' waters flooded his home and after being rescued, an electrical fire burned it to the ground - he lost everything except his grandmother's washboard which he was now using to wash his clothes. The other man told me that his wife died in the rushing waters that sweep through their house which was also totally destroyed! So much pain... O Lord Jesus, please heal these hurting hearts and draw them both to Yourself.

"The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe." Proverbs 18:10

February 22, 2006

FRIENDLY VISIT
This afternoon, friends (l-r) Dominic, Tim, & Paul stopped by for a couple of hours while on their way from Kansas City to Orlando - what a great blessing to me!

February 21, 2006

PHOTOS YOU WON'T SEE ON FOX NOR CNN



Todays photos were taken while delivering food to several Common Ground volunteer work crews around town. FEMA has yet come to help in the lower 9th Ward - no trailers, no water, no electricity, no trash pickup - and I talked to & prayed with some returning residents, all shocked by the horror before their eyes as they returned to their neighborhood for the first time since Hurricane Katrina and the blown levees.



MORE WAKEUP NEWS
Halliburton Detention Camps For Political Subversives
NEW ORLEANS 9th WARD 5+ MONTHS AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA AND BLOWN LEVEES




FEEDING THE TROOPS



February 19, 2006

MY SON...
Proverbs 3

1My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

2For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

3Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:

4So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

7Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

8It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

9Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

10So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

11My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:

12For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

13Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

14For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

15She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

16Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.

17Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

18She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

19The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

20By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

21My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:

22So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.

23Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.

24When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

25Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.

26For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

27Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

28Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.

29Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.

30Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.

31Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

32For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.

33The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.

34Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

35The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
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February 18, 2006


THE INVESTIGATIVE JOURNAL
Thu., February 16, 2006: Playlists: M3U RAM (Individual MP3s: Hr1 Hr2 ) 1st hr. Guest: Brent Servario Manager of the Pines Motel talks with Greg to clear up his side of a story recently published in The Advocate February. 14, 2006. http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/2311291.html.

2nd 30min. Guest: Cathy Palmer After listening to Greg's Archive on RBNlive.com and hearing Brandon Darby, decided to go to New Orleans and help Common Ground if you are moved to help visit: http://www.commongroundrelief.org/, and fill out the Volunteer Registration Form.

2nd Hr. Guest: Viki Carp will be running parallel elections in Austin Texas and across the nation. For more information visit: www.blackboxvoting.org, www.votersunite.org, www.voterescue.org.

February 15, 2006

MY NEW HOME
I've been praying about what to do - stay in New Orleans or leave. Then yesterday, I was offered a new 8' x 8' tent and air mattress for free, if I wanted to stay - so, here I am!

"At the commandment of the LORD the children of Israel journeyed, and at the commandment of the LORD they pitched: as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they rested in their tents." (Numbers 9:18)

February 14, 2006

CINDY AND ANN IN NEW ORLEANS
(Please understand that I do not necessarily stand in agreement and support of all the Cindy and Ann say or do. My prayer is that both Cindy and Ann come to know true freedom through a personal relationship with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Cathy, 2/29/06)

Cindy Sheehan, mother of Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, who was killed in Iraq in 2004, and retired Colonel Ann Wright, a 26-year veteran of the U.S. Army who worked for 16 years as a U.S. diplomat until she resigned in opposition to the war visited us tonight at Common Ground in New Orleans.

"And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you: For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows. But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them. And the gospel must first be published among all nations. But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost. Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved." (March 13:5-13)

February 10, 2006

DAY 6 IN NEW ORLEANS




Today and yesterday, I have been helping with admin work at the home of Malik Rahim, Black Panther and Green Party member from Louisiana, one of the founders of this relief. This is a busy home/office and Malik is a great guy. To get here, I have to drive through the French Quarter and take the ferry across the Mississippi River.

The other night I heard a fellow share about a big problem he was facing and my heart went out him, so I quietly prayed for him. Yesterday, when I told him I was praying for him, he thanked me and said just 3 days ago he read for the first time his Bible. Then last night while some of us were sitting around the fire outside, he came to me, asking that I pray for him right then which I did. The others became quiet and listened as well. A bit later, I gave him a small booklet that told how to find salvation through Jesus Christ and this morning, he thanked me again. While chatting, I was distressed to discover that over the past 2 years, he has buried his father, mother, wife and 2 children - please pray for this fellow.

February 08, 2006

LISTEN TO ERIC PHELPS
A very important interview yesterday with Greg Szymanski.
http://mp3.rbnlive.com/Greg06.html
GOOD MORNING, NEW ORLEANS

Today, I woke to a beautiful sunrise and then the Lord spoke to me in His Word about the volunteers here in Matthew 5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God." This group is a mixed bag of folks who believe lots of things but they all want peace. Interestingly, Jesus Christ is called the Prince of peace.





So, after breakfast, cleanup, and the morning meeting, I went to Common Ground's House of Excellence Media Center to work a bit. Now I am at another relief organization down the road called Made in Love Grill and Cafe because their wireless connection is better.

Enjoying the journey with Jesus!

For various reasons, it has taken me all day to get today's photos online, but I wanted to share with you an encouraging message painted on a nearby house of a rescused cat.


Yesterday, while at the House of Excellence, I formatted and reproduced the House Gutting Manual for last night's Common Ground's workshop. I am glad I can help.

February 07, 2006

THE LOWER 9TH WARD





Yesterday, I went with a team to the Lower 9th ward of New Orleans to help gut houses for the residents. It looks like a bomb hit but there are homes which are salvageable. Common Ground has 1,000 homes on their list, so more volunteers are always welcome!

The problem lies in the fact that the city of New Orleans wants to bulldoze ALL the homes in the lower 9th ward by an unjust application of 'eminent domain' that is shutting many residents out of the decision making process. Many of the residents, living in shelters across the country with nowhere else to go, are not even aware of the imminent destruction of their homes.

Another group of residents are the elderly who are still living in the 9th ward without power, water, or medical treatment. Federal agents patrol these streets at night and threaten to arrest any resident that stays in this curfew area for trespassing in their own homes.

Common Ground recently set up in the 9th ward in the blue house, offering aid. And yesterday, as it happened, Governor Blanco came to the 9th ward with several political people and news crews. Some of the residents were prepared with signs and were able to share their great concerns with her one-on-one. Time will tell if the governor's promises to help will come to pass.




February 05, 2006

NOW IN NEW ORLEANS
I arrived yesterday and have been amazed by many things in the past 24 hours! This organization, Common Ground, began only 4 months ago and they are very organized and doing many things to help the community here. Everyone is friendly and each has a fascinating story on how they got here!

Today 20+ of us went to church "in the hood" with Pastor Bruce. His chuch is across the street from the largest project housing in New Orleans in which most have evacuated but not all.