Sunday, December 30, 2007

Christian President 2008

As I type, we're in Vandalia, IL staying at the Holiday Inn Express. We're returning home after being with our families in KS/MO since the 21st. We're anxious to get home and get working with God through 2008..

It's good to get out of town for a while. It helps rejuvenate the Spirit in me. I've been so much more focused on God and His plans for my life, my family, His church and all those whom meet me at every crossroads of life. Today, we attended the Blue River Church of Christ in Lee's Summit and Darin Kennedy encouraged us to use the name of "Jesus" as often as you can throughout the rest of the new year of 2008. Say the name, "Jesus". Share the name, "Jesus". Show the name, "Jesus". He encourages us to read the book of John as often as we can. As he preached on, my heart was heavy for those in the East. I sense the Spirit may be trying to tell me to keep pressing on giving God the glory, the glory, the glory! Within the next couple of weeks, I'm going to be praying and praying to God that He will do whatever He can in His power to use me through the year of 2008! I ask that each of you lift me and my family up to the Lord in your daily prayer. Thanks!

Now, I'm keeping a close eye on the two candidates: Huckabee and Thompson. I read an article in Yahoo and was so thankful that Huckabee emphasizes the name God, Jesus and Christ. He quoted this which I'm now praying that the Lord will open this door of opportunity bringing Christ to the White House:

"I hope we answer the alarm clock and take this nation back for Christ."

Let's pray to God for our nation! Look at it now. It's a terrible mess!

If I don't write tomorrow, let me say this a night in advance, "Happy New Year, everyone! Let's do more for God during 2008, seriously!"

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Today is the day when the world remembers the Son of God coming into the world to save mankind from the clutch of sin, death and eternal damnation. This is the day when we give our thanks to God for His precious and priceless gift of life. This is the day when we celebrate a new life.

Today, bring Jesus into your hearts and speak His Words from the Bible. Share this gift with others around you. Rejoice in the Lord for those who believe in Jesus have life everlasting with the Father.

Prayer: "Our God! We lift up to you our hands, our hearts, our lives! We give you our thanks for giving us your Son. We know you had this all planned out since the beginning of the world, since the fall of man and through the course of history. Your Son came. Your Son walked among the hurting, poor, broken, ignorant. Your Son bore the cross and died. Your Son was buried. Now, we rejoice that your Son has risen and will come again, soon! In Jesus' Name, we pray, Amen!"

Sunday, December 16, 2007

"The Dud Compass"...

Way to go, Christians!!!! "The Golden Compass" is actually "The Dud Compass".. It got them nowhere!!!

Based on Yahoo news:

"The previous No. 1 movie, New Line Cinema's fantasy "The Golden Compass," nose-dived in its second weekend, coming in third with $9 million, down a dismal 65 percent from its less-than-expected $25.8 million debut a week earlier.

"The Golden Compass," which cost $180 million to produce, has done $90 million so far overseas but has proven a dud domestically with just $41 million."

Satan is NOW bankrupt!!! :) Though, DVD sales will probably "barely" save them!

So much for Nicole Kidman. I don't think I'll watch any of her movies, seriously, even if she's in an Oscar nominating movie!!! But, hey, that's me! :)

Now, I am eager to see "I Am Legend!"!!!!

Friday, December 14, 2007

the gratitude campaign (short)

Wow! This applies to both worlds: deaf and hearing!!! When you see soldiers, sign it!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Hell is... This way.

The road to Hell is actually and seriously an easy one!!! C.S. Lewis says it literally to the point!

"The safest road to Hell is the gradual one—the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts."

- C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

To Understand or Not To Understand..

"Talk to me about the truth of religion and I'll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I'll listen submissively. But don't come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall suspect that you don't understand."

- C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

Monday, December 10, 2007

God's Family @ Fairfax (Deaf and Hearing)

Here's a nice family of the Fairfax Deaf Church family @ Fairfax Church of Christ.. So many are unaccounted for. We continue to pray for each one of them in the crowd and those not present. I wouldn't trade anything in the world in place of this family (all saints of God in the world). Despite of all the "rollercoster rides" we've gone on together, the Lord continues to help us overcome obstacles!! Praise God for these beautiful hearts!

Celebration of two new lives

Praise God! We have an awesome God! No question about it! The Thomas' buried their lives in the Lord in baptism yesterday! They are now clothed in Christ (Galatians 3:26-27). Check out these pictures and give God the glory for all He has done for them! Also, pray for them as they began their journey with God yesterday!

While posting these pictures, I was singing a Zoe ( song, "Let God Arise" using the lyrics:

Our God is a God who saves.....
Our God is a God who saves.....
Our God is a God who saves.....
Our God is a God who saves.....

Let God arise......
Let God arise......

Our God reigns now and forever,
He reigns now and forever,
Let God arise.....

Pray for the Thomas'! Welcome to the family! May the Lord be with them and bless them tremendously!!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Baptism of Mary Alsip

Though, not a great view where the cam can show my introducing and leading Mary to Jesus, it was a great day!! Praise God for Mary!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Free Hugs Oradea - 20 January 2007

I love this!!! It's filmed in Romania!! A subscriber of mine sent me a message and I started to browse through his videos. I'm glad I stumbled onto this one where Christians gave "Free Hugs"..

Noticed some people just simply pass by without a hug while many do open their arms to receive a hug given from a Christian! Awesome display of service!