Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Devil made you do it? Don't think so...

I have no basis in fact, fiction, or scripture for what I am about to say:

I don't think that God knew what was going to happen pre-launch of his creations but only their potential. However, once time/creation began, it became a thing that an eternal could hold like a book (again my own thoughts). Not something an immortal could hold but an eternal. Everything beyond God had a beginning whether it is mortal or immortal. If God were to completely alter some element in people, after seeing all of history played out poorly by said people, then He would not have the creation that was originally made. The creation that He wanted.

The particulars of why He wanted us? I have no idea. I can only guess that being the only eternal would have to suck and be quite lonely. But that's coming from my mind and not the mind of God so I don't know. Just a guess.

Yes He runs interference in our lives but I have to believe that any and all interferences have already happened past/present/future without destroying free will and that this reality is the best we can get under that premise. It's not, to me, "why aren't you doing anything God???" it's "man do we suck if this is the best reality we are permitting God to be involved in". This would include your decisions and mine. If it ends up that we go to hell it will not be because we haven't been called away from it. It will be our decision to call ourselves gods. Satan doesn't care if he's worshipped. He hates his followers. All he cares about is hurting God as much as he can and the best way he can do that is steal God's unwilling children from Him for eternity. Satan knows he is going down and the closest thing to pleasure for him is that misery loves to have the company it hates.

There will be no Satan within reach to blame on judgment day. There will only be you. There will only be me.

Scary isn't it?

Monday, August 24, 2009

God's Creation vs. Man's


It's hard to see it but if you look closely you will see a couple of railroad ties. This is a rail spur that was abandoned about 20 years ago. It used to go into the plant where I work. The rails were removed but the ties were left behind just as they were laid. There's an abundance of critters, young trees, wild grape vines, etc. throughout the 1/4 mile of old track. It got me thinking about how concerned we are about the footprint that we leave behind us. While I think we should be mindful of what we do we should not think too much of what we have done. In about another 10 years from now none of this will be visible and most likely it will rot away for the new trees. A chipmunk lives in one of the ties right now.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Your book needs to be shared.

God’s writing the contents of our lives like books. The author of a book doesn’t write the book to read for Himself as he already knows the story. Books aren’t written to sit on shelves. They are written to be read by others. Every life, and every story, written by Him has value or it wouldn’t be written. All the joy and all of the pain in your life needs to be shared.

Some people out there are probably going through something they feel they can’t make it through. Things that you have survived and defeated in some past chapter in your book. That encouragement that it can be done might just be what someone needs. In fact I am sure it is. I am as sure of that as I am sure that someone else’s book is just what you need.

Shared pain is lessened. Shared joy is magnified. Don’t dismiss your life’s challenges, sufferings, and victories. Your book isn’t finished if you are reading this but the chapters that are there right now are valid in and of themselves!Someone you know needs to hear your story. It just might save their lives.
God bless you!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

Mark 9:42 A Cold Fury


And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea. Mark 9:42

I just can't get this out of my mind. In light of the decisions to further fund abortion, the sweeping change to the government's position on funding stem cell research, and the moves to take away the rights of medical professionals to stay true to their faith and convictions...this verse takes on new meanings to me. Possibly I am taking this out of context but I don't think so. These precious souls and beings created by God...murdered in the longest continuing assault on God's image...I am sick to death of it. And now we only see this butchery expanding and consuming even more little ones. This genocide that shows no end...

I look at Jeremiah 1:5>>> 5Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. and I know that God is raging. I look at his love for the kids created and frozen in labs...children dismissed as bio material that our government is going to allow "scientists" to murder.

In the name of cures, conveniences, and improvements to lifestyle this world is sacrificing millions of children to Baal. Cancer, Parkinson's, Altheimers, and more are all tragedies. All most saddening things in this fallen world that I don't make light of even remotely. But how will the benefactors of the new "cures" feel knowing that their missing ailments were swept away in an ocean of the innocent blood of children? If Abel's blood cried out to God what is the sound of millions of babies like to God?

How long will God tolerate this? How long will His cold fury remain distant before it heats white hot and judgement falls?

Monday, March 09, 2009

Golden Road Rez Band

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1El3_kQmeAk&feature=related

They told me about a golden road paved with dreams and fame
I though I'd try to walk it-get down and play the game
The treasures of the world kept comin'...
all my dreams came true
But I didn't realize the price I'd paid for the changes I'd gone through,
Changes I'd gone through

Clinging to the shape of a fantasy,
rolling down the slope of desire
Most of the time spent pulling it out of the fire
I turned away from God and His love,
and I worshipped myself
The idols that I'd built,
all crumbled on my shelf,
They all crumbled on my shelf

But all along I realized
That if I had toIf I had to choose
Between love an' my own sweet lies
Love was bound to lose,
yeah, love was bound to lose

They told me about a broken road
paved with death and shame
I though I'd try to find it...
get away from playing the game
I finally realized the price He paid for changes I've gone
though I finally realized the price He paid for Changes I've gone though
Changes I've gone though

Saturday, February 28, 2009

a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people

1 Peter 2:9
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:


See, if you aren't careful you can take verses out of context. Even a word...happens all the time...

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Struggle-Rez Band. Music link at the bottom

The Struggle

Sometimes You scare me by what You cause me to see
And I'm afraid of knowing who I am
Although You've changed me there's still a whole lot of old wineskin
And to open up would destroy the me I'm afraid to show
One part of me doesn't want to grow
But I'm tired of this lingering winter
Tired of ground so hard and cold
Plow Your way through, I'm asking You to, Jesus
Lord, You're my only hope

Without You . . . I can't face myself

My pride wants me to hide inside myself
But I love You an' I don't want our love put on the shelf
I'm tired of fighting to be who I am
Jesus, make me what You want me to be
Because of You I desire reality
A love for You is what I'm dying to receive
Though I hate what I am I understand what You've promised me
You've promised me freedom in the truth
But I can only face myself when I've faced You
An' I'll be ready to face myself when I face You

































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Sunday, February 08, 2009

Columbus: Spurs good memories from childhood.




Back in the precious time when neighborhood grocery stores were the norm, this was a place that I loved as a kid. I still love grocery stores. Real ones. Not the WalMarts. A real grocery store has a very distinctive scent. Another fond one:


These places routinely made the coolest things in their bakeries. Things like this:
I have a great affection for locally run businesses. Grocery stores, Real barber shops, lumber yards, and hardware stores in particular.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Angel of light...

"there is no God who condones taking the life of an innocent human being,"-Obama 2/5/09

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/01/23/obama.abortion/. a couple of weeks earlier

Friday, January 09, 2009

Israel: The UN punching bag?

Who the hell are we, I should say the UN, to tell Israel that there must be a cease fire? This country has been living 9/11's on a daily baisis for years and yet the UN has the audacity to look down their noses???
http://news.aol.com/article/israel-gaza-conflict/232890
Israelis have been getting shelled for what seems like forever and yet they are the ones getting bashed for protecting their families!