Friday, October 31, 2008
I am not saying that everything in this video is true. But think about it.Is this the man you want as our President for the next 4 years?
In my opinion, I think he has some sort of hidden agenda. He doesn't go into detail when he talks about the change he is going to bring about in our country. He simply states it will just be change. His background (And I don't just mean his religion or race) is very questionable. The friends that he has "chosen closely" have been people who embrace Marxism. He has expressed his admiration for a college professor he had who has openly expressed his hatred for Israel. Isn't America and ally to Israel? His influences, as he has said, include people like Jeremiah Wright (A preacher who believes in something called Black Liberation Theology, which you will hear about in the video), William Ayres (A radical anti-war activist who held many protests in the 1960s. A violent man who committed to bombing public buildings.) And Khalidi (His college professor).
Is Obama the man you want as President of The United States? I am not trying to tell you who to vote for, but the elections are in 4 days. Do ALL of the research you can on both McCain and Obama. See where they stand. Know where they come from. Determine whether they will do this country more good, or bad. KNOW the man who you are voting for.Don't vote ignorantly!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
If you have had your wisdom teeth removed before, please let me know what your experience was like. :)
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I woke up late this morning and I was feeling alright. Went to church, and felt fine. Went grocery shopping, felt fine. Got home around 2 and felt fine. Then around 3 I started to feel a little nauseous, but it wasn't anything and I thought it would go away because that happens to me often. But I got to church around 4 and I started to feel even worse, so I got a drink because I thought maybe it would make me feel better, but nope!! So I just sat there reading until about 4:50, then I went to the prayer meeting. While we were praying I started to feel more and more sick, so I left to go to the bathroom. When I got there, I couldn't hold it in and... well.... I threw up.
Gross huh??? :( hahahaha
But I'm all better now. :)
"This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. ' The Lord is my portion' says my soul ' Therefore I have hope in Him.' The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord."
-- Lamentations 3:21-26
I remember playing a game when I was little where you would chant those words and go looking for a treasure that the adults hid. I remember being so determined to find that treasure. I would look high and low, and my desire to find it was so strong. Of course, the treasure ended up being some dinky thing like a shoe box full of rocks or something of the sort, but I was so glad to have finally found it and I was happy with it.
I have found the ultimate treasure, Jesus. But today, I am going on a treasure hunt in search for more of Him. I know Him, but I want to know Him more. This last week I went to Biola University and attended a series of conferences called the Torrey Conferences. There was a woman who spoke on Thursday afternoon named Becky Tirabossi. She told us about a group that was formed in 1947 called the Burning Heart Fellowship. The fellowship was a group of a few men who devoted themselves to constant prayer. Becky was so enthusiastic and passionate about what she told us and I could clearly see the Lord shinning SO brightly through her. I remember thinking to myself "I have Jesus, but I want what YOU have!" She has more of Him and I want what she has. I want more of Him. She challenged us to spend an hour a day in prayer for a month and to reflect back on our prayer journals to see how we have grown in the Lord. I have taken that challenge and am SO excited to see what God is going to show me in this time.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
He gives MORE grace!! :)
I don't know why I ever lived without the Lord. He has been my strength and shield in all that I have gone through in the last 4 months. It's been 4 months today since my mom's death and I do see a difference in how I feel about it. Yes, I am still sad about it. Yes, it is still VERY hard to face. But He gives more grace. The feeling I get when I think about her is just a simple "I miss you" and no longer a "Why?... How?... I want her back!" I know without a doubt that she is standing before Jesus praising Him face to face and I can't wait until the day that we do that together. The day when every tear will be wiped away and every sorrow and bad thing will be extinguished. Jesus is my only hope and He is my only comfort.
"Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling... Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him."
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
"She opens her mouth with wisdom, and her tongue is the law of kindness."
"Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but the woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised."
(Proverbs 31:26, 30)
Monday, October 6, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
"So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their church daily, those who were being saved."
-- Acts 2:46,47
Alright, I was looking for a verse to put after this blog and I opened my bible straight to this verse. It isn't one that I had memorized or had even remembered, but the Lord gave me a little push to read it.
The first church "continued daily in one accord.." and "had favor with all the people..." and the result of that was that the Lord "Added to the church DAILY those who were being saved..." Isn't that cool! God added to the church because the church was in one accord having favor with people and praising the Lord!! If we take that as an example, the Lord will no doubt grow His church. Let's be TRUE ambassadors of Christ. Let's be loving and accepting of ALL people who are in Christ.
Isn't He amazing? Doesn't He deserve the best reps? Let's be those representatives and bring Him all glory and honor and praise!!! :)
Thursday, October 2, 2008
What is it that I am holding in my hands, you ask? Why, it's my work permit. I am now legally working at C28!! Yay!!!! :)
What is most exciting is that it's my first job AND it's at a place where I can not only get paid, but minister to people. I am excited to see that many different ways that the Lord is going to work in and through me. Humility is key... I need to continually be in prayer and at the feet of Jesus, praying for HIM to work through me. I can't have a puffed up mind or heart.
Basically, I am STOKED!! :) Praise the LORD!!! :)
"Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of this world, and not according to Christ."