Monday, August 29, 2005
Friday, August 19, 2005
Billy Graham hadn't had a crusade in New York City since 1957. Now it seems strange that his career of evangelizing the world ended there July 2005 at Flushing Meadows Park. As Billy steps down his son, Franklin will keep the fire of the Gospel going. By the end of the three-day Crusade nearly 9,000 people had confessed Christ as Savior and Lord.If this is his last crusade in the U.S., he will be truly missed. For more updates go to the BGEA. If you have a loved one serving in the Armed Forces in Iraq or Afghanistan, they have a special package to send them that will encourage the soldiers. Be a special blessing and lend a helping hand.
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
While we're on the subject what would you talk about if He invited you to dinner?
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Hanks faces protest over 'The Da Vinci Code'
LOS ANGELES: Tom Hanks faced protestors, including nuns, as he began filming for the movie adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling novel "The Da Vinci Code" in Britain.The demonstration took place on Monday outside Lincoln Cathedral - which is doubling for London's Westminster Abbey - where religious leaders only agreed to allow filming after the movie's producers made an $180,000 donation, reports the Internet Movie Database. Hanks, who will only be in Lincoln for two days, was chauffeur-driven the short distance from his five-star hotel to the historic location - and he briefly waved at a small gathering of fans who vied with demonstrators for his attention. The cathedral's dean, The Very Reverend Alec Knight, has dismissed Brown's 20 million-selling book as "a load of old tosh", but he was unable to turn down the offer of filming that gives priceless publicity to his spiritual home. However, demonstrators outside the cathedral took exception to Brown's questioning of their religious beliefs, and were led in a 12-hour prayer vigil by Catholic nun Sister Mary Michael.(http://www.newindpress.com/ )
When it comes to Hollywood really bashing Christianity and actors will do just about anything, you lose your respect.I guess I'm still miffed at the critics not giving 'The Passion of the Christ' the recognition it deserved. If you want my advice in making good movies read the Good Book there's lots of writing material if you like a challenge. It's a real shame that real talent is gone to waste.
Thursday, August 11, 2005
Why aren't we listening?
"Should any political party attempt to abolish Social Security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are . . . a few Texas oil millionaries (is this sounding a little too familiar?) and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas (This scream Enron doesn't it?). Their number is negligible and they are stupid."-Republican President Dwight Eisenhower, letter to his brother, Edgar, Nov. 8, 1954
With that said, I still wonder why Bush has led people to believe He speaks for everyone. I'm an American and a Christian and as far as I'm concerned Bush and the corrupt government is not. It bothers me that he thinks that Israel should be divide. It's amazing the U.S. has took a 360 degree turn from being Israel's allie to sleeping with the enemy. One thing for sure you don't mess around with God's land and the apple of His eye. (Read Psalm 83:1-4) From the http://www.jpost.com/ Despite assurances to the contrary...Jerusalem is on the auction block. Encouraged by the fact Israel has been forced to adhere to the Road Map while Abbas has been treated with kid gloves, Palestinian leaders have set their sites on Jerusalem.
It was no accident that PA President Mahmoud Abbas accompanied by Secretary of State Rice held a press conference in front of an imposing picture of the Mosque of Omar on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Mr. Abbas and his PA cronies want it ALL!Emboldened by success, PA Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia makes no attempt to disguise his new-found assurance that the Quartet responsible for the Road Map plan will eventually force Israel to make yet another concession - and relinquish Jerusalem to the PA.
Qureia said, "We are telling the entire world, today Gaza and tomorrow Jerusalem. Today Gaza and tomorrow an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital." And he's not kidding!
Prime Minister Qureia is adamant that hostilities towards the Jews will never end until Jerusalem is in Palestinian hands. "Without Jerusalem, there will be no peace," he says.
The U.S. is putting pressure on Israel, read the story www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages.604617.html.
With the recent bombings in London these guys will go to any length to get what they want. On a much lighter note, time is running short for them. Jesus is coming back, believe it or not. All I have to do now is clear my mind and tell others of the good news of the Gospel of Christ and everything's gonna be alright (Remember the 1970s song by Al Green).
Pray for Israel, Our Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and a revival in America.
I went to my regular Wednesday bible study. It was rather engaging. We were studying John the 11th chapter. This is about the Raising of Lazarus and the Resurrection. I get excited and I love discussion about Jesus Christ. He's the only person in history to have ever come back from the dead. During the discussion, the believers of that day like Mary and Martha had a strong faith and trust that Jesus was the promised Messiah. In the last day, Jesus will return and take his church away. This is called the Rapture, or caught away. Not convinced? Well, let me tell you a story.
A University professor challanged his students with this question. "Did God create everything that exists?" A student bravely replied, "Yes he did!"
"God created everything?" The professor asked.
"Yes sir", the student replied.
The professor answered, "If God created everything, then God created evil, since evil, exists, and according to the principal that our works define who we are, then God is evil."
The student became quiet before such an answer. The professor, quite pleased with himself, boasted to the students that he had proven once more that the Christian faith was a myth.
Another student raised his hand and said, "Can I ask you a question professor?"
"Of course", replied the professor.
The student stood up and asked, "Professor does cold exist?"
"What kind of question is that? Of course it exists. Have you never been cold?" The students snickered at the young man's question.
The young man replied, "In fact sir, cold does not exist. According to the law physics, what we consider cold is in reality the absence of heat. Every body or object is susceptible tostudy when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-460?F) is the total absence of heat; all matter becomes inert and incapable of reaction at that temperature. Cold does not exist. We have created this word to describe how we feel if we have no heat." The student continued, "Professor, does darkness exist?"
The professor responded, "Of course it does."
The student replied, "Once again you are wrong sir, darkness does not exist either. Darkness is in reality the absence of light. Light we can study, but not darkness. In fact we can use Newton's prism to break white light into many colors and study various wavelengths of each color. You can not measue darkness. A single ray of light can break into a world of darkness and illuminate it. How can you know how dark a certain space is? You measure the amount of light present. Isn't this correct? Darkness is a term used by man to describe what happens when there is no light present."
Finally the young man asked the professor, "Sir, does evil exist?"
Now uncertain, the professor responded, "Of course as I have already said. We see it everyday. It is in the daily example of man's inhumanity of man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil. To this the student replied, "Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does exist to itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe what happens when man does not the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's comes when there is no light." The professor sat down. The young man's name---Albert Einstein.
Well our disccussion got into deeper things that God has emotions just like we do. He created all of us and know all about us. Our emotions come from him. It's our turning away and rejection that separates us from Him. If you ever read that God hated, was angry and was grievous. It was of our disobedience. Even when we hate our brother we're the same as a murder. God sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to die for our sins on the Cross. His victory our death gives us eternal life in Him. If you believe in tomorrow trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved to live with Him in a safe, perfect world forever. Sounds to good to be true, then read and see for yourself at www.blueletterbible.org.
I'm more of a loner in life, but it's nice to make new friends. To get people to love you is show them that you love them by baking them some cookies and sharing them. That's a conversation starter, especially the one's with a special secret ingredient.
They're called Friendship Cookies and they're a cinch to make.
All you need is:
1 stick of butter, softened (no substitutes)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 Domino organic sugar
powdered sugar (confectioner's sugar)
1-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 pinch of love
Cream butter and sugar together until smooth and fluffy. Add flour and salt, blending to make a smooth dough. Carefully fold in 1 pinch of love. Press dough into ungreased 8" pie pan. Bake 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees, or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut into wedges while warm. Yield: 8 large or 18 small wedges. Wrap them in a nice basket and offer some to your friends. Try one for yourself, too.