Thursday, June 30, 2011

Daily Nugget


Thursday, June 30th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“Where men are the most sure and arrogant, they are usually the most mistaken.”
(David Hume, 1711–1776)

How many times in our haste do we find foolishness in our ways? I remember the story of the disciple Peter jumping up and cutting off the ear of the servant of the high priest. Jesus put the ear back, and and we can only imagine the way Peter felt for the rebuke. The writer of James 1:5 gives us this advice:
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

"God, give me the wisdom I need to remember my limitations.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

God banned from national cemetery in Houston


From The Borg Conspiracy

VA Cemetery Tells Volunteers To Stop Telling Families “God Bless You” During Funerals…

(Chron) — Local veterans and volunteer groups are accusing Department of Veterans Affairs officials of censoring religious speech — including banning the word “God” — at Houston National Cemetery.

In one example cited in documents filed this week in federal court, cemetery director Arleen Ocasio reportedly told volunteers with the National Memorial Ladies that they had to stop telling the families, “God bless you,” at funerals and that they had to remove the words “God bless” from condolence cards.

The new allegations of “religious hostility” by VA and cemetery officials follow on the heels of a controversy over a prayer in Jesus’ name by Pastor Scott Rainey at a Memorial Day service in the cemetery.

The complaint accuses VA of “a widespread and consistent practice of discriminating against private religious speech” at the cemetery.

Ocasio is on vacation and could not be reached for comment. Her assistant, Amanda Rhodes, said the cemetery had no comment.

According to court documents, Ocasio banned members of the groups from using certain religious words such as “God” or “Jesus,” censored the content of prayer, and forbade the use of religious messages in burial rituals unless the deceased’s family submitted the text to her for prior approval.

Court documents also describe the closure of the cemetery’s chapel after Ocasio’s appointment as director two years ago.


As the Borg says in his post ... outrageous.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Gore ... Fossil Fuel Industry Mole


Sooner or later it had to happen ... Ol' Al is really working FOR the petroleum industry!

....At some point in time we have to wonder whether Al is really this buffoonish, or whether he is a paid mole of the fossil fuel industry, cleverly taking on the role of Most Visible Global Warming Opponent only to purposefully sabotage the green agenda by offending absolutely everybody with his appalling hypocrisy....
Forbes op-ed

I knew it in my gut ... just didn't have the guts to say it ... but I can re-post it!

Thanks Al ... you are doing a great job building support for the fossil fuel industry.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Never Better




Losing a loved one to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Sylvia speaks today of how a Father's rather sobering advice ... has actually been helpful.


"From a father whose son had died 9 months before Debbie, said, "it doesn't ever get better!"
Sylvia

Father, Yahweh, I pray today for for Sylvia, and the Father that had lost a son gave her some strong medicine ... yet actually helpful. Bless Sylvia, the Father, and all that have lost a child.

You know the feeling.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Yea for Volkswagen!



Greenpeace is mad at Volkswagen ... probably a good reason to actually consider buying a Volkswagen? Evidently, Volkswagen is opposed to CO2, climate change, hysteria ... which really irritates Greenpeace.

That's good.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Surprise Visit




A Marine returning home from Afghanistan gives his graduating sister a surprise visit.

Salute!

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Daily Nugget


Wednesday, June 29th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


"Christian action is not of ourselves; it is the spirit of Christ operating in our lives."
(Anonymous)

When someone compliments us for anything we have achieved or anything we said that impacted them, we can’t claim credit since it is Christ living in us that makes the difference. The apostle Paul in Galatians 2:20 shares this thought with us:
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”

"God, thank You for all You do in and through us.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Daily Nugget


Tuesday, June 28th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“I am only one, But still I am one. I cannot do everything, But still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
(Edward Everett Hale, 1822–1909)

Each of us is here for a purpose. There is something that only one person can do. Sometimes that task comes naturally, and sometimes we have to get out of our comfort zone to fulfill our purpose. Through the years, I've learned I may be the only one who can encourage someone else. As we work to fulfill our purpose, we must remember these words of the apostle Paul in Philippians 4:13:
“I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”

"God, let me do and be what You purposed for me.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Korea Has Talent



via Brutally Honest.

Watch it.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Ironic Joke of the Week

The following is just too ... ridiculous ... to pass up posting.

Iran is hosting an "anti-terrorism" conference?

TEHRAN – High-ranking officials from 60 countries, including the main victims of terrorism, gathered in Tehran to attend the International Conference on Global Fight against Terrorism, which opened at the Summit Conference Hall yesterday and closes today.

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Iraqi President Jalal Talebani Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, and Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir attended the first day of the conference.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivered a speech at the conference, in which he proposed that a secretariat should be established in an effort to coordinate counter-terrorism activities.

He said that the secretariat would make efforts to offer a single definition of terrorism, explore it roots, propose practical ways to campaign against terrorism, mobilize global support for counter-terrorism campaign, and reform colonialist and discriminatory mechanisms prevailing in the world so they incline toward justice.

In addition, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon sent a message to the conference, which was read out by UN representative Muhammad Rafiuddin Shah.

In his message, Ban thanked the Islamic Republic of Iran for organizing the conference and said that all countries in the world shoulder a responsibility for campaigning against terrorism.

He also expressed hope that the conference would achieve its objectives.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Iraqi President Jalal Talebani, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, and Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir delivered speeches at the conference.

In his speech, Karzai stated that Muslim countries have been the main victims of terrorism, and therefore should unite in their struggle against terrorism.


Now really, how demented can the thinking be in 60 nations? And Muslim countries have been the main victims of terrorism? Maybe it's because Islam is the main sponsor and endorser of terrorism.

Should that give you a clue Mr. Karzai? Oh wait ... I see ... it is really Zionist Israel's fault that Muslims are killing other Muslims in Muslim countries ... so get rid of Israel and ... presto-chango ... no more Muslims killing other Muslims!

Brilliant idea.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Daily Nugget


Monday, June 27th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“We haven’t too much pain, we have too little; for through pain we enter into God.”
(George Büchner, 1813–1837)

Pain and adversity bring us to a closer walk with God as we come to see that meds only solve the problem short term. Could it be the average health care provider does not want us to get better, only better enough to come back for more of the temporary solution? When we learn to walk with Him in the trials, God provides the answer to our situations and our problems. Can we learn to share such pain for others even in our knowing their eternal destination is one of pain and suffering? Can we carry that burden to God, asking Him to bring relief to them even if it means using us to bring the solution to them? The writer of Psalms 126:5 reminds us:
”They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.”

"God, help me to care more for those who do not know You.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Daily Nugget


Sunday, June 26th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


"On earth join all ye creatures to extol Him first, him last, him midst, and without end."
(John Milton, 1608–1674)

All creatures (to include you and me) at all times must praise and thank God in and for all things. John records these words of The Lord in Revelation 1:8:
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”
To make a long story short, we must pray daily, study the Word for guidance, and walk in the will of Lord, trusting Him in our every step.

"God, help me to be that man of character for my wife, my children, grandchildren, family, and friends.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Chaplains Corner



The Chaplains Corner

Guest blogger, Chaplain Paul, is one of the most effective chaplains in America today. He is an emergency responder to every situation.

Hey, this is the Chaplain again.

I've been thinking a lot about the idea of 'Shelter' lately. I guess that's because I've been dealing with lots of people who don't have adequate shelter.

Shelter is one of the three essential requirements for life, the other two being water and food. I know folks that live in some pretty fancy places. And this past week I bought a tent for a homeless man to live in. But listen, it's all temporary.

One of the things I have been reminded of in the last few weeks is that it doesn't matter what kind of shelter you live in; a storm can destroy it in just seconds. But there is one shelter that is permanent, eternal and will never be destroyed - no matter how hard the wind blows. Psalms 46:1 says,
"God is our shelter and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble." (GNT)
May I ask you, what are you counting on for shelter; shelter from the storms of life, and shelter that will see you through eternity? Jesus told us that He was the only way to know real security. Do you know Him? Would you like to have a peace that even a tornado can't blow away?

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Daily Nugget


Saturday, June 25th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”
(John Wooden)

The world is looking for men and women of character who can and will make a a difference. The apostle Paul says this in Romans 5:4-5:
“Endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope. This hope does not disappoint, because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

"God, help me to be that man of character for my wife, my children, grandchildren, family, and friends.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Advice to Myself




Losing a loved one to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Jennifer speaks today about the need to gives one's self permission to be ... happy.


"It was advice I gave to myself, that's it's ok to be incredibly sad and heartbroken and overwhelmed, but it's ok to be happy to."
Jennifer

Father, Yahweh, I pray today for for Jennifer, and I thank you for the wisdom in her statement about the need to give one's self permission to feel joy again ... as well as the sorrow.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Once A Marine ...



H/T Brutally Honest and The Borg Conspiracy.

Salute!

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Letter From An Agnostic


Received this from Brian of Brian's Blast. Lot of patriotic wisdom here. Go read the whole article from Dr. Baldwin.

Chuck Baldwin Live
I couldn’t count how many times I’ve heard a sincere Christian say to me, “Chuck, all we have to do is elect more Christians to public office.” I wish it was only that easy! The fact is we have been electing “Christians” to public office for decades. In fact, when is the last time you voted for someone who did NOT proclaim to be a Christian? Most everyone in public office claims to be a Christian. In my whole life, I never remember a candidate for public office saying, “Vote for me; I’m an atheist.” Do you?

Richard Nixon claimed to be a Christian; Gerald Ford claimed to be a Christian; Jimmy Carter claimed to be a Christian (he even taught Sunday School and took alcohol out of the White House); Ronald Reagan claimed to be a Christian; Bill Clinton claimed to be a Christian (how many times did we see Clinton on his way to church with his giant-print Bible under his arm?); George Bush I and II claimed to be a Christian. Bush II held prayer meetings in the White House we are told. Even Barack Obama claims to be a Christian. Ditto for virtually every congressman and senator ever elected. Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, men and women, whites and blacks: they all claim to be Christians. If electing “Christians” was all we needed to do, we should be in the Millennial Kingdom by now!

Of course, I can hear many Christians now saying under their breath, “But we need REAL Christians in public office.” And, of course, the people saying this are the ones who are qualified to know which ones are REAL Christians and which ones aren’t. Right?

In speeches all over America, I have surprised many Christian people when I say, I would rather vote for an unbeliever who would preserve, protect, and defend the US Constitution, than vote for a believer who would NOT preserve, protect, and defend the US Constitution.

When a civil magistrate assumes public office, he or she does not swear an oath to be a “good Christian,” or to be a “good conservative,” or to read their Bible and pray everyday. What they do swear to, however, is to “preserve, protect, and defend” the US Constitution.....

xtnyoda, shalomed

H/T Brian's Blast

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Daily Nugget


Friday, June 24th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“The proud man counts his newspaper clippings; the humble man his blessings.”
(Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, 1895–1979)

We all have so many blessings from the Heavenly Father and to know where all blessings come from is the first step in finding our place in His will. The writer of James 1:17 reminds us to keep our blessings in perspective with these words:
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”

"God, thank You for including me in Your family.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tax ‘Small Business’ So BIG Government Doesn’t Shrink



This really says it all about our current economic and governmental crisis ... the Treasury Secretary openly says that American 'business' exists for the sake of government.
(CNSNews.com) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told the House Small Business Committee on Wednesday that the Obama administration believes taxes on small business must increase so the administration does not have to “shrink the overall size of government programs.” ....

CNS report

So much said and revealed in so few words.

Thanks Tim for telling it like it is.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Daily Nugget


Thursday, June 23rd, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“A. W. Tozer, The man, who knew God so intimately, had days when he was so discouraged he felt he could not continue as a minister. A man who instructed thousands in the deep things of God often felt he was a miserable failure.”
(Erwin W. Lutzer)

When we think about how some of the spiritual giants dealt with depression and discouragement, just imagine the depths of despair some of our friends and neighbors are facing. The apostle Paul sent a mutual friend to the believers in Ephesus and here are his words to those believers:
“I am sending him to you for this very reason, to let you know how we are and to encourage your hearts.”
We need to be the ones bringing kind words of encouragement to others.

"God, thank You for the ones You have sent in my hours of trial. Let me be that kind of friend to others.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

They Don't Know




Losing a loved one to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Jill received some valuable advice from a Grandmother who had lost 2 babies....


"The best advice I got was not really advice but more of a warning. My son was born sleeping at 33 weeks. Many people knew we were pregnant so the best advice I got was from my grandmother who lost 2 babies, be prepared for people to ask how the baby is, they don't know that he was born sleeping and therefore their questions come with great big smiles and cheer. And be prepared for their reaction when you tell them he passed. There were so many people that didn't know, and even now 4 1/2 months later still people who don't know and ask who is watching the lil guy when we go out."
Jill

Father, Yahweh, I pray today for for Jill. Thank You for the earned wisdom of her Grandmother ... and the very real help it gave Jill in being prepared to receive peoples questions about their child ... with wisdom and grace.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Daily Nugget


Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“We should not be upset when unexpected and upsetting and discouraging things happen. God in his wisdom means to make something of us which we have not yet attained and is dealing with us accordingly.”
(J. I. Packer)

The twists and turns of life do not surprise God. He is working behind the scenes for our benefit. The apostle Paul in Romans 8:28 reminds us,
“All things work together for good to them that love God, that are called according to His purpose.”

"God, how awesome that we are in Your plan.
Amen."


Bro. Bill


God is Good...all the time

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I Miss You :( :( :( :( :( :( :(




Losing a loved one to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Erin expresses today the simple sorrow that comes with losing loved ones to death.


"I miss you Mommom, Poppop, and Aunt Lorraine. I love you. R.I.P. :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( xoxoxoxoxox"
Erin

Father, Yahweh, I pray today for for Erin, and I thank you for her simple statement of missing those we love ... that are not with us anymore.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Daily Nugget


Tuesday, June 21st, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


Today is the first day of my New Year! I celebrated my birthday yesterday, and reflecting on that, realized this is a new year. In reality, we can start a New Year any time we are ready. Sometimes we may need to start that New Year several times to get the beginning we need.

The apostle Paul tells us,
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
(II Corinthians 5:17)
Even if today had not been not so great, I can start fresh each day as a new creature in Christ.

"God, thank You for letting me start anew with You each day.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Daily Nugget


Monday, June 20th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“Being a parent means getting comfortable with the eewwww factor.”
(Erika Janes)

As a young parent I feared being home alone when one of the two worst case scenarios would take place; 1) a dirty diaper or 2) a session of throw-up. I admired the moms who were able to wade right in and take care of business without adding to the situation. I am glad with all my warts and other glitches God loves me and wanted me to be a part of His family. The writer of John 1:12 tells us,
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.”

"God, Thank You for letting me become part of Your family even with all my imperfections.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Chaplains Corner



The Chaplains Corner

Guest blogger, Chaplain Paul, is one of the most effective chaplains in America today. He is an emergency responder to every situation.

Hey, this is the Chaplain again.

Say, did you know that Mother's Day is the biggest Holliday in the year for phone calls? But Father's Day is the busiest day of the year for collect phone calls? I guess that's because we think dad can afford it.

Now, I don't know how rich your earthly father is or was; but if you're a Christian then you have a heavenly Father who owns it all. And not only that - He loves you immensely. For you to call your earthly father collect could cost him a few bucks. But the price your heavenly Father paid to have a relationship with you is incalculable. He loves you so much!

Now remember to call your dad for Father's Day if you can; and you can call him collect - he won't mind. And be sure to talk to your heavenly Father today - and every day. He's anxiously waiting for your call, and He's just a prayer away.

Maybe it's been a while since the two of you really talked. Today would be a great day to re-establish that relationship.

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Daily Nugget


Sunday, June 19th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“Can’t you see the Creator of the universe, who understands every secret, every mystery . . . sitting patiently and listening to a four-year-old talk to him? That’s a beautiful image of a father.”
(James C. Dobson)

God is so awesome! He is loving, patient, and waiting to spend time with us. How special it is to know He cares that much for us. We can be the loving dad to our earthly children, and though we can never fully compare to our heavenly Father, it is our privilege and responsibility to point our children to Him. The writer of Malachi 4:6 says,
“He shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.”

"God, let me learn Your lessons and teach them to my children and children’s children.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Back to the 70's



Joe Bastardi, now of WeatherBell, is dumbfounded by the arrogance and closed mindedness of the global warming alarmists ... and setting the record straight ... as he has been trying to do for years now.

Someone should listen up.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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It is OK to grieve ...




Losing a loved one to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Susan shares today the reality that it is OK to feel the many emotions of grief ... and to lean on family and friends for support.


That it is ok to grieve. It is ok to cry. It is ok to hurt. It is ok to be by myself. It is ok to ask for help. I was caregiver for nine months, knew everything medically happening to my daugther, or at least tried to stay on top of it. When... she died I felt lost, I didn't know what I was supposed to do. Luckily (if not for a better word) I have two cousins and a good friend who had lost children and knew what we were going through. And very supportive family and friends all around us. Nobody has made us feel like we are strange for still being sad, we do try to move on to make Chrissy proud though.
Susan

Father, Yahweh, I pray today for for Susan, and all who have lost a child ... I pray for the courage to acknowledge the grief ... and the humility to accept the support of other loved ones.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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A man' s last wish

Not a lot to say about this one, just watch the video and be humbled.



H/T The Borg Conspiracy

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Hustling a Weiner



Larry says that he is serious ... and he might be ... but the offer is humorous ... but for Weiner it is probably humorless.

CNN article
Larry Flynt, porn publisher and erstwhile snoop into the sex lives of politicians, has offered a job to disgraced former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner. Flynt, founder of Hustler Magazine, made the job offer in a letter that was published in The Huffington Post on Thursday.

"This offer is not made in jest," wrote Flynt. "Just as we do not undertake insincere political crusades, we do not make insincere job offers."

Weiner could not be immediately reached for comment.

Flynt's job offer came within hours of the congressman's resignation on Thursday over a sexting scandal.

In the letter, Flynt offered to give Weiner a 20% raise above the salary he earned in the U.S. House of Representatives, ensuring the former congressman's medical benefits would match what he had received in office.

Flynt also offered to pay Weiner's moving expenses to Beverly Hills, California.

"While this employment opportunity is being offered in large part due to your qualifications and clear passion for making a change," Flynt wrote, "I feel that your unfortunate resignation is a prime example of unfounded political pressure and the hypocrisy that has invaded democracy in Washington, D.C." ...

Larry, "Clear passion for making a change..." now that's funny Larry. All the "change" Weiner was trying to make was ... behind closed doors ... so to speak.

You want to hire him? You think you can trust him? Have at it Larry.

xtnyoda, shalomed


H/T Jeremy

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Daily Nugget


Saturday, June 18th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“Darkness is my point of view, my right to myself; light is God’s point of view.”
(Oswald Chambers, 1874–1917)

Our ways are not God’s way, and without Him, we would live in evil only. Jesus tells us in John 8:12,
“I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
Be the light in leading someone to the Lord today.

"God, let me reflect Your light to help make someone else’s day.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time

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Friday, June 17, 2011

more than anything in this world




Losing a loved one to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Sue shares today the reality that your child is more important to you than any other thing in this world ... and you are reminded of that every day.


No good advice for me either... and I agree with some here that there really isn't anything to say that would seem like good advice, or good Anything after the loss of a child... I miss my son Bradley more than anything in this world, & still cry, Everyday, after 3+years.. I love him so much ...
Sue

Father, Yahweh, I pray today for for Sue, and all who have lost a child ... I pray for the strength to face another day of missing the one they love more than their own life.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Daily Nugget


Friday, June 17th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“You may get to the very top of the ladder and find it has not been leaning against the right wall.”
(A. Raine)

Even if you find you think you have been on the wrong track we know God has a plan for you. God tells us in Isaiah 49:11,
“I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted.”
He has something to teach us in each path He leads us down.

"God, Thank You for what I think is a wrong turn is where You have plans for me.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Daily Nugget


Thursday, June 16th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“It is possible to be so active in the service of Christ as to forget to love him.”
(P. T. Forsyth, 1848–1921) Amen.

One of the dangers of serving God for some people is to lose sight of the wonder and awesomeness of who He is. When that happens, we are apt to try things our way and maybe even get in His way. There are times we just have to come apart and let the glory of God drip all over us. The writer of Psalms 46:10 says,
“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”

"God, let me always have the respect You deserve.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wind power: Even worse than you thought





Another nail in the coffin for global warming ... the "fantasy" of "renewable wind energy" is being exposed for the fairy tale that it is.





This coming out of England.


The Register Report
But your 'leccy bill will keep going up to buy more of it

A new analysis of wind energy supplied to the UK National Grid in recent years has shown that wind farms produce significantly less electricity than had been thought, and that they cause more problems for the Grid than had been believed.

The report (28-page PDF/944 KB) was commissioned by conservation charity the John Muir Trust and carried out by consulting engineer Stuart Young. It measured electricity actually metered as being delivered to the National Grid.

In general it tends to be assumed that a wind farm will generate an average of 30 per cent of its maximum capacity over time. However the new study shows that this is actually untrue, with the turbines measured by the Grid turning in performances which were significantly worse:

Or, in other words, there is little point building more wind turbines above a certain point: after that stage, not only will they miss out on revenue by often being at low output when demand is high, but they will also miss out by producing unsaleable surplus electricity at times of low demand. The economic case for wind – already unsupportable without the ROC scheme – will become even worse, and wind will require still more government support (it already often needs large amounts above and beyond ROCs).

So ... wind power produces less than expected ... and costs more to try and establish than thought ... fancy that.

But our governments want to push ahead with subsidizing more and more of a failed dream ... oh but it feels so good to dream.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Let Me Fall


Too many have fallen ... abroad ... and at home.

God .... Bless America.

xtnyoda, shalomed


H/T Tiger

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Daily Nugget


Wednesday, June 15th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“Every solution of a problem is a new problem.”
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749–1832)

No matter how much progress we make every day, we have to remember we have not finished the race. Remember the words of the apostle Paul in Philippians 3:13-14:
“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
Let us step up to each new opportunity, looking forward to each victory that brings us new challenges.

"God, thank You for letting me grow by the opportunities You put before me.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Daily Nugget


Tuesday, June 14th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“You don’t learn to praise in a day, especially since you may have been complaining for years! New habits take time to develop. But you can begin today, and practice tomorrow, and the next day, until it becomes part of you.”
(Erwin W. Lutzer)

No one told us to complain, but we see many have learned to weave great tapestries with their complaints, yet they have trouble learning how to praise The Creator of the universe. Let us follow the advice of the writer of Psalms 33:1:
“Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.”

"God, let me learn to praise You with all that I am.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time

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Our Slumbering Coming Sun


Today, June 14, 2011, should be marked on your calendars ... for today the science community is being forced to report what many have been saying for a few years now ... the sun is probably going to "cool" our planet down dramatically ... to the point that millions will not survive.

BREAKING – major AAS solar announcement: Sun’s Fading Spots Signal Big Drop in Solar Activity
Posted on June 14, 2011 by Anthony Watts
“If we are right, this could be the last solar maximum we’ll see for a few decades,” Hill said. “That would affect everything from space exploration to Earth’s climate.”

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The American Astronomical Society meeting in Austin has just made a major announcement on the state of the sun. Sunspots may be on the way out and an extended solar minimum may be on the horizon.

From Space.com reporting from the conference:

Some unusual solar readings, including fading sunspots and weakening magnetic activity near the poles, could be indications that our sun is preparing to be less active in the coming years.

The results of three separate studies seem to show that even as the current sunspot cycle swells toward the solar maximum, the sun could be heading into a more-dormant period, with activity during the next 11-year sunspot cycle greatly reduced or even eliminated.
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The results of the new studies were announced today (June 14) at the annual meeting of the solar physics division of the American Astronomical Society, which is being held this week at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.
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Currently, the sun is in the midst of the period designated as Cycle 24 and is ramping up toward the cycle’s period of maximum activity. However, the recent findings indicate that the activity in the next 11-year solar cycle, Cycle 25, could be greatly reduced. In fact, some scientists are questioning whether this drop in activity could lead to a second Maunder Minimum, which was a 70-year period from 1645 to 1715 when the sun showed virtually no sunspots.
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“We expected to see the start of the zonal flow for Cycle 25 by now, but we see no sign of it,” Hill said. “This indicates that the start of Cycle 25 may be delayed to 2021 or 2022, or may not happen at all.”
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If the models prove accurate and the trends continue, the implications could be far-reaching.

“If we are right, this could be the last solar maximum we’ll see for a few decades,” Hill said. “That would affect everything from space exploration to Earth’s climate.”

We are already seeing the effect of our sleepy sun. Record snows over the northern hemisphere this past winter. Now there are record early snows taking place in the southern hemisphere as I type.

Growing seasons are already growing shorter ... and they will become shorter still ... the result will be dramatic food shortages ... with the possibility of millions starving, famine, and the subsequent human frantic drive for survival ... I'll leave that to your imaginations.

And ... behind it all ... is our Living God ... who is saying to arrogant 'man' that man cannot control climate ... for man is not God.

This is a very telling report from Science.com.

Perhaps the "greens" actually know this is coming ... and know that because of their lies that millions will die. Perhaps that is exactly what they want to happen.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Good job God

I love this story from Texas.

Story
REFUGIO, Texas (AP) — Investigators said a man has died while in the act of raping an elderly South Texas woman.

The Refugio County Sheriff's Office identified the man as 53-year-old Isabel Chavelo Gutierrez. Sheriff's Sgt. Gary Wright said the incident happened June 2 after he rode two miles by bicycle from his home to that of his 77-year-old victim in the tiny coastal community of Tivoli.

Wright said the 5'-7", 230-to-250 pound man sneaked into the woman's house and raped her at knifepoint.

During the assault, he said he wasn't feeling well, rolled over, and died.

Gutierrez' body was sent to the Nueces County medical examiner in Corpus Christi for autopsy.

Gutierrez was a registered sexual offender on parole from a sentence for aggravated sexual assault and indecency with a child.

Let's all give God a High-5!

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Monday, June 13, 2011

More Global Warming Child Abuse

Andrew Weaver, global warming alarmist, has decided that since he can't convince gray headed engineers that know real science, then one must turn to trying to convince youth with his propaganda.

Tom Nelson's post
Andrew Weaver apologizes for being late for the interview but explains he was giving a lecture to his daughter’s class at Lambrick Park secondary school in Victoria.

“It may be a provocative statement, but I’ll say it anyways: I’m fed up speaking with the stereotypical angry, retired, grey-haired engineer,” explained the University of Victoria professor and global warming guru.

“They’re stuck in their ways and think everything can be fixed and that this is not a big problem.”

Since 1989 Weaver has been studying climate issues and, more recently, trying to get governments to act decisively to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, largely from burning of fossil fuels. He’s now come to the conclusion that the federal government isn’t interested, and that it’s time to concentrate on Canada’s youth — the next generation of leaders.....

At least he is admitting that adults are hard to convince of the hype. That is good news, and really rather refreshing to hear from the former Noble Prize winner ... winning his prize with the global warming lie.

So .... you are turning to children? Don't you remember the disappointment in children when they learn that there really is no Santa Clause? This one's going to be even harder to defend Mr. Weaver ... at least Santa brought toys instead of robbing children for a lie.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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A foot above


Matt Stutzman has made the US Olympic Archery team ... and he has no arms ... and no offense intended ... but we are not talking about the Special Olympics event ... we're talking ... the World Olympics.

By Curt Swarm
A little over a year ago, I wrote about Matt Stutzman, a young man in his late twenties, born with no arms. Matt never let his handicap slow him down, and could do most things as good or better than a person with arms. Matt does everything with his feet, and I mean everything — eat, drive a car, ride a motorcycle. You won’t find a handicap sticker on Matt’s car, nor is his car adapted for a person with no arms. He purposely challenges himself to do any and everything a “normal” person can do.

Matt was into archery in a big way, having placed high and winning several national competitions shooting against people without handicaps.

Are you sitting down? If not, you might want to, ‘cause here’s some really big news. Matt Stutzman has qualified for the National U.S. Olympic team in archery! Not the Special Olympics. The Olympic Team.

In qualifying for the team, he had the highest score for people shooting that day. Out of 30 people testing, three made the team, and Matt had the highest score. Not bad for a guy with no arms......

An amazing real story.

Now, what could we do if we really tried?

xtnyoda, shalomed

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The Chaplains Corner



The Chaplains Corner

Guest blogger, Chaplain Paul, is one of the most effective chaplains in America today. He is an emergency responder to every situation.

Hey, this is the Chaplain again.

Boy, there sure have been a lot of weather related disasters lately. Everybody is saying there have been more storms this spring than anytime they can remember. And the worst may still be coming. Tornados are still a strong possibility, record snows melting will mean more floods, and the hurricane season is just about to start.

Yesterday I was standing on a hill looking over a small town here in AR that was just about wiped off the map by a recent tornado. Someone asked me if I thought God was trying to get our attention. I told them that I was sure He was.

Now, I really don't know a lot about the weather and don't really understand what causes storms, but I do know God wants our attention. He said so many times in His Word, the Bible. And 2000 years ago God sent His one and only son, Jesus, to get our attention and to tell us that
'God is not willing that anyone should be lost or spend eternity in hell, but He wants everyone to know Him and have eternal life.'
And whether it's a tornado or just a personal crisis God will use whatever He can to draw us to Himself. Jesus said, 'I'm knocking on the door of your life, please let me in. I want to be your Savior and Lord.'

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Daily Nugget


Monday, June 13th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“If you’re ever tempted to give up, think of Brahms who took seven long years to compose his famous Lullaby. He kept falling asleep at the piano.”
(Robert Orben)

Sometimes even our tasks that seem small and unimportant but must be done over and over teach us valuable lessons in perseverance. Remember the words of the apostle Paul in Hebrews 12:1-2,
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

"God, Help me to keep on with the tasks You have set before us.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time.

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Daily Nugget


Sunday, June 12th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“Neutrality is at times a graver sin than belligerence.”
(Louis D. Brandeis, 1856–1941)

How many times have you thought later, “I wish I had said this or that”? Or… have you said, “I should have said something.” Not saying many times is viewed as agreement with, and when we just say nothing when "squeaky wheels" are getting the grease, our point of view is lost. Listen to the words of the writer of James 5:12:
“Let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.”
"God, let us not keep silent concerning You and Your Commandments.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time.

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

And/or Work Longer



The American Dream of "Retirement" is quickly being "Retired" ... we are now being told to "embrace the rat race."

Market Watch report following
We all think it’s a panacea. If you don’t have enough money saved for retirement, you’ve got a few ways to close the gap between what you have and what you need in your nest egg: Save more, invest more aggressively, and/or work longer.

Well, it turns out that working longer is indeed an option, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute latest study. The only problem is that the latest research shows that you’ll have to work much longer than you anticipated. In fact, many Americans will have to keep on working well into their 70s and 80s to afford retirement, according to the study, titled “The Impact of Deferring Retirement Age on Retirement Income Adequacy.”

What’s more, it’s even worse for low-income workers, according Jack VanDerhei, one of the co-authors of the study. Those who earned (on average over the course of their careers) less than $11,700 per year, the lowest income quartile, would need to defer retirement till age 84 before 90% of those households would have just a 50% chance of affording retirement. ....

Friends ... that is adding nearly 20 years to one's working life before retirement ... and for the "little guys" it will never come according to the report.

Seriously ... is this the "hope and change" that Americans have been promised?

I don't think so.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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I will never, ever stop missing you




Losing a loved one to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Amelia acknowledges today the reality that you never stop missing your child ... and the need to acknowledge the same.


"Permission to acknowledge that i would NEVER "get over" the death of my child and that my feelings of loss and despair were perfectly normal. My precious Chris, i will never, ever stop missing you ? ?"
Amelia

Father, Yahweh, I pray today for for Amelia, and all who have lost a child ... I pray for the courage to acknowledge to themselves, and to others if necessary, that they will never stop missing their child.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Rainbow Flag at the Richmond Federal Reserve



The Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond Va. has joined in the culture wars taking place in America.

from the NY Times
Rainbow Flag Goes Up; Letters Flow In

RICHMOND, Va. — The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond ran a rainbow flag up its flagpole last week and has been hearing about it ever since.

From conservative groups who are outraged. From gay rights groups who are pleased ... The bank unfurled the flag on June 1, at the request of a group of gay and lesbian employees in honor of gay pride month.
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Jim Strader, a spokesman for the bank, said the bank had fielded hundreds of phone calls and as many e-mails about the flag. The flag, he said, symbolizes “values of being open and inclusive,” and shows that the bank is “a place that doesn’t discriminate.”
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One of the most popular arguments by the flag’s opponents was that the bank is a government institution and so should not be displaying a flag that promotes a cause. And now that they are, the argument goes, they have an obligation to other causes.
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Mr. Strader’s response is that the bank is in fact privately owned, as are all regional Federal Reserves, and that it considers requests by employees — this was the first one — but not the general public.....

OK ... so the Federal Reserve is not a government bank but rather a "privately owned" bank according to Mr. Strader. That will be news to most Americans ... but that is another story.

So ... Mr. Strader ... will you honor a potential request from Christian employees to fly the Christian Flag ... say ... during Easter ... or Christmas?

Or ... why not fly the Muslim Flag during Ramadan? Or why not fly the Mexican Flag during Cinco de Mayo?

Now ... Mr. Strader ... you said the bank does want to be "open minded and inclusive" ... Mr. Strader ... Mr. Strader ....

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Daily Nugget


Saturday, June 11th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


"If you truly love God, you will love your neighbor. It does not make any difference if he loves you or not."
(Thomas A. Judge 1868–1933)

An interesting thing about the requests God gives us is they are never dependent on the response of others, but upon our obedience. A case in point is Matthew 22:39 where Jesus said,
“Love your neighbor as your self.”
What it all boils down to anyway is our obedience to God.

"God, keep me willing to obey You.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time.

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Friday, June 10, 2011

break everything you want




Losing a loved one to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Marianne speaks today about the need to physically respond with ... anger.



"I was throwing things off my back porch. breaking everything i could. and one friend kept handing me things to throw and break. she said, go ahead and break everything you want. i did. i still do when i need to. i am always angry and always will be.
signed, joeys mom."

Marianne

Father, Yahweh, I pray today for Marianne and all those who have lost a child. I pray that they will be able to express their anger and hurt ... without shame.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Daily Nugget


Friday, June 10th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


"A world of nice people, content in their own niceness, looking no further, turned away from God, would be just as desperately in need of salvation as a miserable world—and might even be more difficult to save."
(C. S. Lewis,1898–1963)

Sometimes our own "goodness" can be a downfall. We must come to the end of our "good enough" mentality to understand the truth of Romans 3:23:
“All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
From that foundation, it is easy to see the equality of the fact we are all in the same predicament without a Savior. That situation helps us to see the value of John 3:16:
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

"God, thank You for loving me enough as I was to show me my condition and still love me enough to save me.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time.

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Spiritual Beings

"WE ARE NOT HUMAN BEINGS GOING THROUGH A
TEMPORARY SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE .... WE ARE SPIRITUAL BEINGS GOING THROUGH A TEMPORARY HUMAN EXPERIENCE."


H/T Jeremy

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Thursday, June 09, 2011

It just gets different




Losing a loved one to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Marleen speaks today about understanding that grief will never be final, will never come to an end, it simply changes ...


"Best was I am entitled to my feelings and don't have to explain anything to anyone especially those who say "ok, enough is enough...get over it" That never happens. Keep a journal, then read it after 6 mos or so and you will see that it never goes away it just gets different as time goes by."
Marlene

Father, Yahweh, I pray today for Marleen and all those who have lost a child. I pray that they will be able to embrace their emotions ... accept them as their own ... and be their own person in spite of what others might say or think.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Daily Nugget


Thursday, June 9th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“A true and safe leader is likely to be one who has no desire to lead but is forced into a position of leadership by the inward pressure of the Holy Spirit and the press of the external situation.”
(A.W. Tozer 1897–1963)

God finds His man (or woman) wherever he (or she) is. Many have been found in their vocation, hobby or even at home. It can happen if we are willing to be open like Isaiah as he said in Isaiah 6:8,
“Here am I, send me.”

"God, Thank You for giving us the opportunity to be of service to You.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time.

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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Daily Nugget


Wednesday, June 8th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


"Knowledge begins with wondering. Set a child to wondering and you have put him on the road to understanding."
(Samuel Pierpont Langley, 1834–1906)

As the school year draws to an end, I want to thank all the teachers who set me to wondering from my parents and others who taught me early in Sunday School; to my wife, the teacher who helps mold me today; and to all others in between. I especially want to thank those who not only set me to wondering, but kept me from "wandering" on the wrong path. Remember the words of the writer of Proverbs 22:5:
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

We may not see the end results, but we can trust The Lord.

"God, thank You for those who not only put me on the right path, but also re-directed my path, including You.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Daily Nugget


Tuesday, June 7th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again.”
(William Penn)

Every day we see people we will never meet again. To be able to give a smile, a kind word, or even a cup of cool water can make someone else’s day when the world has stomped the life out of them. Remember these words of Jesus in Matthew 25:40:
“Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”

Do not neglect to show kindness to others as unto The Lord.

"God, help us to be the hands for You we need to be.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time.

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Monday, June 06, 2011

Just get through




Losing a loved one to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.



Mary speaks today about making a difficult choice during grieving ... choosing to make it through another day ...

"Just get through each day."
Mary

Father, Yahweh, I pray today for Mary and all those who have lost a child. I pray that they will be able to call up the courage that it must take to determine that they can ... and will ... make it through one more day.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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Daily Nugget


Monday, June 6th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.”
(Charles Morgan, 1894–1958)

Every day we learn or find out something new and more exciting about our universe, our world, our oceans, or even our bodies. With each new discovery, I stand in amazement at how far we have come and how far we have to go to come close to all the wisdom of our heavenly Father. The writer of Isaiah 55:9 puts it this way:
“For as heaven is higher than earth, so My ways are higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

"God, Your ways are amazing!
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time.

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Sunday, June 05, 2011


Sunday, June 5th, 2011.



Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.


“God raised up Jesus, not simply to give credence to man’s immemorial hopes of life beyond the grave, but to shatter history and remake it by a cosmic, creative event, ushering in a new age and a new dimension of existence.”
(James S. Stewart, 1896–1990)

It is not a mere life here on this earth that gives us our spark; it is the spark God gives us that give us new life. Jesus told us in John 10:10:
“I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
The abundant life through Christ definitely adds a new dimension to our life.

"God, thank You for the true spark that refreshes.
Amen."


Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time.

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Saturday, June 04, 2011

Be Gentle With Yourself



Losing a loved one to death brings a myriad of emotions ... all complicated ... all different ... all difficult.

Karen speaks today about the need to not simply being patient with one's self ... but the need for gentleness ...

"Be gentle with yourself."
Karen

Father, Yahweh, I pray today for Karen and all those who have lost a child. I pray that they will be able to be patient and gentle with themselves during the days ... and years ... of grieving.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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