Saturday, April 19, 2008

What the Presidential Race is Beginning to Look Like!

This was posted on Marko's blog today. Sorry to copy your thought Marko, but I thought this was extremely funny. We still have 6.5 months left. I am sure Shimp will enter the pic at some point. I am just thankful that no matter what happens in November, the One True God is soverign--in all and over all!!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

The Whole House Shook

No, I did not fall out of bed! It was a magnitude-5.2 earthquake, centered at West Salem in southern Illinois, which struck at 5:36 a.m. our time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter of the earthquake was about three miles below ground, six miles northwest of Mount Carmel, Illinois, and 38 miles north-northwest of Evansville, Indiana, according to the USGS. I am very familiar with the fault line that meanders through this area. My Dad was a coal miner in this area and spoke often about this particular separation in the rocks. I have actually been 900 feet below the surface and have seen this fault line which goes under several rivers. Amazing!

People as far north as southern Michigan and as far west as Des Moines, Iowa, reported feeling the quake according to The Associated Press. Air traffic was halted for an hour at Indianapolis International Airport while the control tower was evacuated. At least 30 people reported feeling the quake in Clarksville, Tennessee -- 227 miles south of the epicenter -- according to the USGS Web site. Buildings swayed in Chicago's Loop and people were shaken awake in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the AP reported. People as far away as southwest Michigan and northeast Georgia e-mailed CNN to say they felt the tremor.

In response, I just have to ask, “Isn’t God’s protection great?” I feel safe that He is still and always will be sovereign and in control.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

What makes you think your god is better than everyone else’s god?

Because the God I worship . . .

. . . is before all things.
Col. 1:17, Ps. 90:2, Rev. 1:8, 1 Tim. 6:16
. . . created all things.
Gen. 1:1, Jn. 1:3, Col. 1:16
. . . upholds all things.
Heb. 1:3, Col. 1:17
. . . is above all things.
Eph. 4:6, Isa. 45:5-12
. . . knows all things.
Isa. 46:10, Ps. 139:4, 6
. . . can do all things.
Jer. 32:27, Lk. 1:37
. . . accomplishes all things.
Isa. 14:24; 46:10, Eph. 1:11
. . . rules over all things.
Dan. 4:34-35, 1 Ch. 29:11-12
. . . is in control of all things.
Job 42:2, Ro. 8:28

He Controls the following:
earthly kings
- Pr. 21:1, Rev. 19:16
human events – Dan. 2, 7, Ps. 33:9-11
good angels – Col. 1:15-16, Rev. 4:8
Satan & bad angels – Job 1:6, Eph. 1:21, Php. 2:10
Human decisions – Eph. 1:11, Ro. 8:29-30, Acts 2:23; 13:48
No other god makes these claims. My God, the one true God, not only claims, but fulfills His Promises. Choose Jesus.
...Chip Ingram

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Skateboardin' with Extreme Pete

Caught this on Fox News this morning. Thought to myself, "There is hope for me yet! You can teach an old dogs new tricks." I just wish that this statement would apply to the technology struggles I often face.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Audience Response Technology Tells the Story at Rebelution Conference

How important is the Word of God to you? Why? Is it important enough for you to read everyday? Are the decisions you make based on your preferences and desires or based on the Truth of God's Word? Truth is not truth because we believe it... it is truth. The Word of God is Truth. We cannot pick and choose to accept part of God's Word. We either believe all of it or none of it. Do you desire the Truth? Then Read His Word!