Tuesday, November 18, 2008

50 Ways To Support Life and the Unborn

Randy Alcorn has a wonderful list of 50 things we can do to help promote not just and anti-abortion agenda, but a pro-life God-centric Christ-Glorifying lifestyle. Here are a couple.....

1. Open your home to a pregnant girl. Help her financially, emotionally, and spiritually

2. Open your home to an unwanted child for foster care or adoption.

7. Become thoroughly informed about the abortion issue. Read ProLife Answers to ProChoice Arguments or the condensed version, Why ProLife?

Write letters to the editor. Be courteous, concise, accurate, and memorable. Quote brief references cited in ProLife Answers to ProChoice Arguments. Some local newspapers have a policy of printing every letter to the editor. The opportunity for influence is enormous. Letters to the editor in a major national magazine may be read by a million people.

Join prolife rallies and marches to galvanize prolife efforts. Have walk-a-thons and other projects to earn money for prolife groups. Get your children involved. They'll love it, and it's a great education as well as a family activity.

Pray daily for prolife ministries and victimized mothers and babies. Organize your own prayer group, perhaps combining prolife concerns with other vital needs, such as missions. Go to prolife rallies or sidewalk counseling and focus on the ministry of prayer. If the darkness of child-killing is to be overcome with the light of truth and compassion, it will require spiritual warfare, fought with humble and consistent prayer (Ephesians 6:10-20).
We live in a culture that sits by while we murder our own. They are not jews, they are not black and in slavery, they are our own children. To see the rest of Randy Alcorns list follow this link..... LINK

Monday, November 17, 2008

My '59 Ford

For a long time now I have had an old 1959 Ford in my back yard. I actually drove it for a while during my junior college years at COS. Love the truck, tore it completely apart, painted it, put and old y block 292 in it, but never finished it. Very recently I have started working on it again and I am very excited about it. I just found out I will soon be able to put the parts from a 79 ford into my truck "'Old Blue". It's gonna be great! By the way, if any one of my million readers wants a running 8 cylinder 292 Y Block engine, complete, that came out of a '57 Ford Fairlane, let me know, I can help you out!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Great Post On E-mail Etiquette

Zach Nielson has a great post about email etiquette, I am particularly guilty of this one...
3. Work to have a balance between email and personal contact.

I am bad at this. I have found that I would rather sit in my office and fire off a quick email to the guy in the office next door as opposed to just popping over and saying something quickly. I know it feels efficient in the short term, but I wonder about the long term effects. If we are not careful we breed a culture of isolation that is detrimental to our essential nature of God's image bearers, created for communities of love.
Check out the rest of his list HERE

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Great Worldview Debate

This should be a great video....

Abortion Statistis

Justin Taylor just put up a great post on his blog about abortion rates under Clinton and under Bush. Here is a snippet...

"The idea is that because of Bill Clinton's policies the abortion rate dropped under his administration, and because of George W. Bush's policies the abortion rate rose under his administration.

If you break it down, there are actually four claims being made here:
  1. Abortion rates dropped under Clinton.
  2. Abortion rates dropped under Clinton because of Clinton.
  3. Abortion rates rose under Bush.
  4. Abortion rates rose under Bush because of Bush.
Only premise 1 is correct."

Check out the full post HERE

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Ever Feel This Way?

The Sweetness of Sleep

Sweet black growing so cold
my bones and back getting so old

My arms reach for the deep
All that I desire is sleep

No strength to swim for the light
I've no heart to fight


I Want My Bible Back

Almost a month ago now I left my ESV Bible my wife gave me in San Jose when we were visiting family. I have another one, but it just isn't the same. I have all my notes in my other Bible, all my underlining. I just like my Bible and I want it back. It's like sleeping in a hotel bed for months, and you just want to go home and sleep in your own bed. I want my Bible back!! I think it is going to make it's way here around thanksgiving, but I sure miss it until then.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Learning CSS

Today I have been working ALOT on websites and getting design work together. Mostly though I have been spending time learning CSS so I can help my little bro out with the programming side of web design life. I much prefer the actual designing rather than the programming, but, all in all, it was still kind of fun learning about it. I was learning on a web site that we are building for the Tulare EV Free church. If you want to see it just click here It doesn't look like much yet, but I will get there... I hope.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Mother of Invention

Perhaps necessity should be the father of invention and joy should be the mother. The seed today of looking through and digesting 1 John was the necessity of getting ready for Sunday School, but what made it grow, and develop, and turn into something that had substance and usefulness instead of simply a product, was the nurturing hand of the joy that I found in the task at hand. So enjoyment surly must be the mother of invention and necessity the father.

Scripture is Great!

The word of God is truly wonderful! I am teaching from 1 John in Sunday School, so I have been really trying to tear into the meat of the text and I LOVE it! Wow, what a true delight scripture is when we pour our soul into it and beg God to fill us with it. Don't simply read scripture, tear it apart, analyze it, love it, ask it questions. It's so great!!!

Yay Prop 8

Well, one out of three of my wish list, I guess it could be worse. Breaks my heart what will soon happen to this country. On the flip side, I must also agree with many of the Christians I have talked to. That if persecution comes, and this country gets blacker and even more Godless, than the glory of the Gospel of Jesus Christ will shine all the brighter. We are not of this world, and maybe our country has let us become to comfortable in this place. I know I have already become "less attached" to this country and world as I anticipate the atrocity of abortion that will soon increase to an even greater degree. I can see the loss of what small amount of Biblical principles and wisdom that we retain in this country, we will soon go the way of European socialism, and at it's root atheistic Marxism. Alas, we are not in this world for comfort, but to fight the good fight, to demonstrate the glory of God, and to receive the price when we find ourselves before the throne of God.

Monday, November 3, 2008

George Mueller is great!

Here is an excerpt from George Muller that I am going over with my youth staff tonight.

"Now that God has taught me this point," (To start his personal time with reading rather than prayer) " it is as plain to me as anything that the first thing the child of God has to do morning by morning is to obtain food for the inner man. As the outward man is not fit for work for any length of time, except we take food, and as this is one of the first things we do in the morning, so it should be with the inner man. We should take food for that, as everyone must allow. Now what is the food for the inner man? Not prayer, but the word of God; and here again, not the simple reading of the word of God, so that it only passes through our minds, just as water runs through a pipe, but considering what we read, pondering over it, and applying it to our hearts.

Don't Forget to Vote!

Don't forget to VOTE tomorrow!

No on Obama / Biden

YES on 4
YES on 8

Prop 8 Video

Here is a video about a guy to got arrested because he wanted notification about when his son was going to be taught about homosexuality in school.


I really don't even need to say anything in this post!