Friday, September 14, 2001



God Bless America!

Thursday, September 13, 2001

Thank you!!! I'm sick of this as well. Why don't we listen to what GOD has to say!
Okay, I think I may have fixed the comments. Whew.

Looks like they've found 5 firemen alive. Praise God.

Wednesday, September 12, 2001

We should appreciate this one. This is
from a Canadian newspaper, it's worth sharing.

TRIBUTE TO THE UNITED STATES

America: The Good Neighbor. Widespread but only partial news coverage
was given recently to a remarkable editorial broadcast from Toronto by
Gordon Sinclair, a Canadian television commentator. What follows is the full
text of his trenchant remarks as printed in the Congressional Record:

"This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans as the
most generous and possibly the least appreciated people on all the earth.
Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and Italy were lifted
out of the debris of war by the Americans who poured in billions of dollars
and forgave other billions in debts. None of these countries is today
paying even the interest on its remaining debts to the United States.

When France was in danger of collapsing in 1956, it was the Americans
who propped it up, and their reward was to be insulted and swindled on the
streets of Paris. I was there. I saw it. When earthquakes hit distant
cities, it is the United States that hurries in to help. This spring, 59
American communities were flattened by tornadoes. Nobody helped. The
Marshall Plan and the Truman Policy pumped billions of dollars into
discouraged countries. Now newspapers in those countries are writing
about the decadent, warmongering Americans.

I'd like to see just one of those countries that is gloating over the
erosion of the United States dollar build its own airplane. Does any
other country in the world have a plane to equal the Boeing Jumbo Jet, the
Lockheed Tri-Star, or the Douglas DC10? If so, why don't they fly them?
Why do all the International lines except Russia fly American Planes?

Why does no other land on earth even consider putting a man or woman on
the moon? You talk about Japanese technocracy, and you get radios. You
talk about German technocracy, and you get automobiles. You talk about
American technocracy, and you find men on the moon, not once, but
several times and safely home again.

You talk about scandals, and the Americans put theirs right in the store
window for everybody to look at. Even their draft-dodgers are not
pursued and hounded. They are here on our streets, and most of them, unless they
are breaking Canadian laws, are getting American dollars from ma and pa
at home to spend here.

When the railways of France, Germany and India were breaking down
through age, it was the Americans who rebuilt them. When the Pennsylvania
Railroad and the New York Central went broke, nobody loaned them an old caboose.
Both are still broke.

I can name you 5,000 times when the Americans raced to the help of other
people in trouble. Can you name me even one time when someone else raced
to the Americans in trouble? I don't think there was outside help even
during the San Francisco earthquake. Our neighbors have faced it alone,
and I'm one Canadian who is damned tired of hearing them get kicked
around.

They will come out of this thing with their flag high. And when they do,
they are entitled to thumb their nose at the lands that are gloating
over their present troubles. I hope Canada is not one of those.

Stand proud, America"
This is what we should be doing right now.
Here are some great pictures of what happened yesterday. Absolutely astounding.
Something's wrong with the comments on this site, but it will have to be looked at later. What a week. Let me start from the beginning. Monday I was still sick, and had been coughing for going on three weeks. So had hubby take a chest x-ray. They found pneumonia. No wonder. So, I'm taking some days off this week to get well. Yesterday was my first day at home. I took the kids to school, then stopped by work to have the doc look at my x-rays. (He confirmed the pneumonia diagnosis.) Then I stopped by the grocery store to pick up just about 3 items. I came home, sat down to rest, and decided to watch the news. The first thing I saw was President Bush giving a speech from Florida, and a picture next to him of the two towers with gaping holes in them. I was horrified. Then as I continued watching, the rest of the day unfolded as it did, and horror is the only emotion I could feel. It's the only emotion I still feel. I watched the towers collapse and thought "God is bigger than that!" Then I took the kids to school today, and one of the teachers told me that another teacher accepted Christ BECAUSE of what had happened yesterday. God is good. I pray that many more will be led to Christ in the aftermath of this terrible tragedy.

Thursday, September 06, 2001

Wow. Talk about convicting. Sorry I've been a little lax in my posting, but have been sick, and I'm still trying to recover. I've only felt like going to bed at night, I have no desire to post at night lately. I'll be posting more soon though. Last night was prayer meeting (I go to prayer meeting come rain or shine, in sickness and in health, whether richer or poorer). It was absolutely fabulous, and I wouldn't even begin to be able to explain it here in this limited medium. God is showing His spirit in amazing ways. Praise Him!

Tuesday, August 28, 2001

What a great band. What conviction!

The best cure for wanting to be the boss is to become the boss.

Sunday, August 26, 2001

We have three days of rain in the forecast! I love waking up to a rainy morning! And a Sunday no less!

Saturday, August 25, 2001

This is an interesting article about current religious best sellers, including the Prayer of Jabez. The author correctly states that what would be better than reading this book, would be to read anything from the book of Psalms. You've got to realize that although the author (Bruce Wilkinson, whom I respect and admire) has some good points, NOTHING can replace the Scriptures.

One other point the article's author states is this: "What makes these bad best sellers noteworthy is what they tell us about the spiritual marketplace. Millions of seekers are looking for religious nourishment, but they can’t tell authentic loaves of bread from the congealed mush put out by self-serving hustlers. It’s a seller’s market." One thing I have always tried to shy away from is petty Christianity. It has to be MEATY to meet my approval. In other words, "God's Little Book of (fill in the blank" would NOT, I REPEAT, NOT be a good gift for me.
Great spot for Artist Links for Christian artists.

Wow, this has been a week. On Sunday I started a Bible study class by Beth Moore entitled "Breaking Free." We did the first lesson Sunday, and it will be about breaking our chains of captivity in this life. More than just freedom from sin (a.k.a. salvation), but also freedom from whatever is in our lives, from childhood or what-not. The study is based on the book of Isaiah, and it's gonna be really good. I've already done all the homework this week, and it's already fantastic. God has really spoken to me already. I didn't think I had things binding me up, but apparently so. Depression seems to be at least one area that Satan really tries to use in my life. I struggled with that just yesterday and today. (Oh, yea, pride too). Anyhoo...the first four days of the study dealt with the kings during Isaiah's life. About 1/2 were good kings, but still dealt with issues (such as pride.) One king (was it Hezekiah?) was such a good king throughout his life, but then in the end, he developed a prideful attitude, and was stricken with leprosy. When he died, he was not buried with his ancestors, because of the leprosy, and all people said about him was how he had leprosy. It's quite amazing that pride could be that devestating. I dealt with that even last night and today...as well as depression. I knew it too, but didn't want to deal with it...(too hard). Finally, I cried out to God, just weeping, and asked Him to help me. I thought...I'm a terrible mom, wife, and supervisor. Yet, God has put me in all of those positions at this time in my life. I want to scream "Why me, God? I can't do all this?" (sounds like someone I remember in the Bible...oh yea, Moses!). Anyway, I told hubby this, and he said "Maybe God doesn't want YOU to do all those things. Maybe He wants to do those things THROUGH YOU." (Moses...) Well, I'm rambling once again....but God has done so much for me. And honestly, I didn't feel like talking much to Him yesterday or today. Isn't He good...that even when our sinful selves don't want Him, He still reaches out to us? I'm in awe.