Friday, November 30, 2007
With a sky like the one I saw on Wednesday, I marvel that some people say there is no God...
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I am a Christian because God says so, and I did what he told me to do, and I stand on God's Word and if the Book goes down, I'll go down with it. If God goes down, I'll go with Him, and if there were any other kind of God, except that God, I would have been shipwrecked long ago.
Twenty-seven years ago in Chicago I piled all I had, my reputation, my character, my wife, children, home; I staked my soul, everything I had, on the God of the Bible, and the Christ of that Bible, and I won.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
After 5 trips to the compost site, and several contractor bags full of leaves, I called it a day. That doesn't even include all the raking my mom has done in the past few weeks!
Smudge on the forehead included!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
1 ~ That I am a United States citizen. I'm not a Pennsylvania Dutch-American or a Slovakian-American or an European-American. I am an AMERICAN.
2 ~ I live in America, and more specifically in Pennsylvania... which just so happens to be my favorite state!
3 ~ I may worship my precious Lord and Savior in America.
4 ~ I may display the flag of America freely.
5 ~ Soldiers have bravely fought (and are fighting) to preserve my freedom.
6 ~ I have the opportunity to work without discrimination.
7 ~ I speak the English language and that was taught to me by some teachers who thought education was important.
8 ~ American history has been documented beautifully. I can go within a three-hour's drive and find months and months worth of history.
9 ~ This nation was founded on Christian principles.
10 ~ The Gospel came to America and as a result, I am saved.
How thankful I am to live in the United States of America! On this day that is set aside to give thanks, don't forget to do just that!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
My temptation is being an impulsive buyer and although I can normally talk myself out of buying something (what's weird is that I'm also very cheap... I don't like to spend money!), there were some occasions when I did not and the bill would prove it. After thinking about it for a while, and realizing it would take me 10 years to save enough money to go back to Thailand (at the rate I was going!), I decided to give my credit card and Kohl's card to my mom and also the money I'm saving for Thailand.
Let me tell ya, it has increased my prayer time! Gone was the freedom of putting __________ on my credit card, if I didn't have any cash. There have been literally weeks on end that the only thing I bought/paid for was the toll on the Turnpike and that was it. But do you know what? God has been so faithful! He knows I am weak and He is my strength! It was a big step to give it up, but I would do it all again just to see Him provide it the best ways!
For instance, I am going to my sister's for Thanksgiving, and although she said I didn't have to bring anything (since I'll be helping her make everything!), I still wanted to, but had no money to go buy the ingredients. Well after the church service last night, my mom and I were getting ready to go home when one of the ladies at church stopped me and said, "Here's a note for you that was on the secret pal table." Here my secret pal had made me a pumpkin roll! Isn't that a blessing?!?! I wanted to make something, but wasn't about to ask my mom for my credit card to buy the ingredients, and the Lord answered with a ready-made dessert!
So that's what works for me! In this season of buying, buying, buying we'll soon find ourselves in, just be careful that you don't get into debt and ask the Lord to help you!
For more works for me ideas, go see Shannon!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
I saw this on Melissa's blog (I always have this urge to call her Missy; boy, does that bring up old school memories!). Take the test, see how you do, and come back and tell me:o). Oh and don't forget to go enter Melissa's Christmas giveaway on her blog!
|You Passed Your Driver's Test|
Congratulations, you got 7/10 correct.
You're a good driver - at least, when you want to be.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
- Jericho was a large city with many visitors constantly coming and going.
- Rahab was a Gentile harl-t, but she wound up in a place where every Jewish mother wanted to be: in the Messiah's lineage.
- Sarah and Rahab are listed in Hebrews 11 (the only women!) as examples of great faith.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
Between their lov'd homes and the war's desolation;
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserv'd us as a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause. it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust"
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
(Words and history here)
A sight that is sure to bring a tear to your eye when you are overseas is the American flag. I can't tell you how many times my eyes have watered, but I am so thankful to be an American. Today is a day that is set aside to honor Veterans. I think if I could ask my grandfather why he served in World War II, he would say it was his duty... his privilege... his opportunity to serve his country.
As we enjoy so many freedoms today in the United States, please stop for a moment and remember how those freedoms were earned... and if you meet a Veteran, remember to say thank you. I'm sure those men and women would look you straight in the eye and say, "It was my privilege."
Friday, November 9, 2007
I'm sure this varies from library to library (at another library I had to pay 50 cents or a dollar to get a movie), but it's definitely worth looking into, especially if you like to watch a movie on Friday nights:o).
Go over to Crystal's blog for more money-saving tips!
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Of course the whole reason why we did this field trip was to give our teenagers a Christian perspective on science. The first thing we did was go to the planetarium, and to see all the stars, planets, and galaxies made me think of the verse, "What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?" It's enough to make you realize how insignificant you really are in the grand scheme of things.