Thursday, June 30, 2011

American History

Please check out  and see the post regarding Dave Barton and his mission to reveal the  manipulations of American History that has occurred under our noses in American History education.

The message is relevant and significant to all of us today. Without understanding the past, with ALL the accurate details available, how can we hope to make informed and moral decisions in the future?
**update:  just got Part 2 of that message added, both parts are very eye-opening, a reality check of our history.

Thanks and enjoy. God bless our Freedom.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Feel like a cast away?

Even today, some of you may feel like a cast away. You may feel like you are forgotten, perhaps you're some kind of walking dead, that nobody thinks about or remembers. These thoughts are untrue of course, lies told to us by evil, and even by ourselves. To think thus, makes one paralyzed, disabled from living the life that you should and could, and want to live.
May you be encouraged to get up and out of this feeling of being cast off. Until then, there is a piece that Alan Silvestri created for the movie Cast Away (2000) that may be soothing to you. Though very somber, there are notes of hope. 

"And I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?"

Monday, June 20, 2011

Who Knows?

    How often do we say the phrase "who knows?" in response to some question? This is a funny thing to say, since there is Someone that knows right? Most likely there are at least 2 that know. There is at least one person that is likely to know, and then there is God. Even other belief systems besides Christianity regard God as an all-knowing type of entity. The Bible supports His omniscience.

I've often caught myself saying "who knows" and subsequently hearing a little voice in the back of my mind say "God does."
"Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account"  Hebrews 4:13

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Little Boy and a Big God

       My wife and I have been enduring a crisis time in our life for this past year, and in that stress and anxiety we've been daily praying for encouragement, for a miracle. During the time we've tried to shelter our kids from as we can, and provide a 'stable life.' Well my little 4 year old, at lunch time prayer yesterday (saying "grace") on 6/14/11, had a special request. Usually he's been in the habit of just saying a very scripted sounding prayer of his own making, basically just the same prayer he always says unless we help 'remind' him of particular prayer requests he might want to mention.
But this time was different. The last several days, and off and on for weeks I suppose, he had been asking questions here and there about God.  We try to answer questions without pushing him too much. During this prayer time, my little boy prayed saying that he wanted God to be in HIS heart and to save him. What's amazing is how we didn't prod the prayer or him in any way.
I asked him later, about why he wanted God in his heart, and he said it was because "God is wonderful" and "not even bad." My wife at the time did discuss 'sin' again with him to try to confirm that he understood why it was that being saved was necessary.  He is young, and will no doubt wrestle with the mysteries of Faith as he continues on, as we all do. I'm just amazed he would be comprehending enough to initiate a prayer like that at his age. Both he and his sister never cease to amaze, we can only hope that she will also see the need for Faith.  

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Japanese "elderly" to risk themselves on the nuclear cleanup

I was truly moved by the bravery shown by more than 200 of the "seasoned" demographic of Japan, risking themselves and facing the radiation threat of nuclear cleanup. Obviously they have their future generations in mind, and take the pragmatic, yet still selfless act of doing what most wouldn't be willing to do.
You can read the article from the UK BBC here.