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Monday, November 26, 2007

San Fransisco Street Light

Years ago my father gave me a street lamp from San Fransisco that my Grandfather had that is supposedly from the time before the San Fransisco 1906 Earthquake. It is copper and probably originally was gas. I had it for a long time, and then my father took it back because I had not done anything with it. Well last summer my father returned it to me, he had cleaned it up and put it back together. A friend of mine, Duke saw it in the garage and offered to finish it. He did an amazing job of mounting it and putting the glass and light kit in it, as well as some soldiering. Today he delivered it to me. I am so grateful to him, what a blessing. It looks pretty cool in my backyard. Thanks Duke and Dad.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Visions from Akiane

This video is so wonderful. May we be filled with such beautiful visions of our amazing God.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Military Ball

Chris took his friend Emily to her Military Ball last Saturday night. They had a really good time, this is the third year they have gone together. I was especially proud of matching Chris's shirt and tie to her dress, which she looked stunning in.

This is the "Zoolander" look. If you haven't seen the movie you will probably not understand, and but the look here is perfect.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Mayflower Compact

For You, O God, have heard my vows; You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your name.
Psalm 61:5 (NLT)


This weekend marks the anniversary of the Mayflower Compact, drafted and signed on November 11, 1620. It marked the first time in recorded history that a group of people freely of their own volition established a covenant to create a new civil government of their own.

Unfortunately, many Americans have forgotten it was done in the name of Christ, and its words are seldom found in textbooks or public tributes.

The Mayflower Compact says, in part: "Having undertaken, for the glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith and honor of our King and country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic . . . ."

America's greatness is due to the deep convictions of her founders, including the Pilgrims who landed on her shores for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith. Praise God for the heritage enjoyed by all who love freedom!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Have Faith in God

Jesus answered and said the them, "Have faith in God" Mark 11:22

I found this to be truly a daily discipline. To have faith in God means to know God, to know God you can not ignore spending time with Him, and to spend time with Him, well that means SPENDING TIME WITH HIM. There is no way around it, period. I think I used to believe that you could have faith without spending the time. I now realize that was a shallow faith, easy to have when life is good. But in a storm that kind of faith fades to hopelessness, unless you chose to seek the one who your faith is based upon. The Faithful One - God Almighty - Al Shadday

So what is faith?? I like this statement by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones.

"Faith is holding on to the faithfulness of God and as long as you do that, you cannot go wrong.
Faith does not look at the difficulties.
Faith does not look at itself or at the person who is exercising it.
Faith looks at God.
Faith is interested in God only, and it talks about God and it praises God and it extols the virtues of God.
The ultimate measure of the strength of a man's faith, always, is ultimately the measure of his knowledge of God. He knows God so well that he can rest on the knowledge. And it is the prayers of such a man that are answered"

I pray I will be such a man (or woman)!!

"Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven. Your faithfulness endures to all generations" Psalm 119:89-90

Monday, November 05, 2007

He Knows the Way we Take

Each month is such a test of who we believe, God or doctors. So far God has not let us down, doctors, well they are not quite so reliable. But because we trust in our Lord, the rest is momentary noise.

John had his latest scan, right now a monthly ritual, and as the doctor from LA said "Maybe a little worse, but not much worse", now what does that mean??? Never mind this was a text message from the doctor (I thought only the under 30's used text messaging as the main means of communication). So we go back to what we know is true, God is totally and completely for us, and we believe that He is going to answer what we believe is His will. To heal John. It may be that the signs of the tumor are always there, but that is physical. However the spiritual evidence will be in John living a full life.

"I waited patiently for the LORD and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay and set my feet upon a rock and established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth-praise to our God, many will see it and fear, and will trust in the LORD. Psalm 40:1-3

Be Inspired

God is so amazing! How He can take the most difficult things in life and turn them into a testimony for His glory. Check out Chris's blog entry.

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