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God your first choice, instead of your last option.
November 1, 2006
-- Still reading about creation. Found
another good article supporting the literal interpretation of creation
found in Genesis -- In
Defense of Six-Day Creation, Rev. Robert Grossman -- It
should be very obvious to anyone reading Genesis, that the days are to
be understood as literal 24-hour days. With the days being numbered,
and the expression, "evening and morning," the days in Genesis are
clearly 24-hour periods. Mention of the Sabbath day in Genesis 2:3
makes it clear that the days are literal 24-hour periods. God expects
us to work for six days, not six long periods of time, then rest for
one day, not for thousands, millions, or billions of years!! Exodus
20:8-11, Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou
labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the
Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor
thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor
thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made
heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the
seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed
for today: Proverbs
"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore
get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding."
"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide
under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my
refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust."
"With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit
within me will I seek thee early"
1:10, "That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all
pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the
knowledge of God"
for Biblical Literalism -- This is a good overview of
evidence that Genesis chapters one
through eleven are to be taken as literal
history. The accounts read a factual, and
describe the real world, using 64 geographical terms, listing 88
personal names, 48 generic names, and 24 cultural items (i.e., gold,
bdellium, onyx, brass, iron, gopher wood, bitumen, mortar, brick,
stone, harp, pipe, cities, towers). The New Testament refers to the
historical events described in Genesis as literal history.
Read my article concerning the issue of Christians
Smoking Pot --
I've been participating in an ongoing discussion concerning the matter
of Pot, and whether or not Christians should be smoking pot. You can
following the discussion, and read my posts at Pot
-- Here are some links concerning the Dangers of Marijuana:
Concerns: What Are the Medical Dangers of Marijuaan Use?
War Against Drugs
Trends - Cannabis: A Few Issues
the Myth of Smoked Medical Marijuana - Marijuana: The Facts
Youth: A Population at Risk
Your Way to Memory Loss
Doubles the Risk of Fatal Crashes
Marijuana Use May Fog the Brain
Teenagers Should Steer Clear of Cannabis
Cannabis is a Blunt Tool
May Cause Pregnancies to Fail
November 3-4, 2006 --
Friday morning rained pretty hard for a few minutes. I look forward to
the rain, as I can breathe so much better. I love to watch the rain and
hear the sound of the rain. Had a somewhat difficult assignment --
Special Education, severly learning handicapped. Only nine students,
but still challenging!!
Had another great night at Celebrate
Recovery at Shelter Cove on Friday. Benny's friend,
Matthew, spent the night with us. The kids are having lots of fun
...... All of us went to the Saturday Nigh Celebration service. Greg Buchanan
played his full-size harp ... totally awesome!! Praise the Lord! I've
never seen or heard anyone play the harp like brother Greg. He will be
playing at church on Sunday again. I'll be there after singles Bible
study for the second service. There will also be a live concert on May
3, 2007, with Greg playing his beautiful harp, praising the Lord with
the sounds of only his harp.
Reading of the Holy Bible for Roman Catholics -- The
Apocrypha Exposed! -- Hail, Mary,
for today: Matthew
"But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and
those defile the man."
"Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word
as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that
it will give grace to those who hear."
"The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what
is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is
evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart."
1:10, "That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all
pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the
knowledge of God"
for today: John
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into
the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and
"Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am
the door of the sheep."
"He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by
him, seeing he ever liveth to make
intercession for them."
Timothy 2:5, "There is one God, and one mediator between
God and men, the man Christ Jesus."
discussions at Firestream: Praying
to Mary -- Pot
Are We As Christians? -- Can
A Person Lose Salvation? -- Is
The Book of Mormon Another True Testament of Jesus Christ? --
November 5 ....... , 2006 --
Today we are having a going-away breakfast for pastor Scott Miller. He
will be leaving the singles ministry, so he can work as a full-time
Celebrate Recovery pastor. Pastor Scott Stubbart will take over the
singles ministry. Had a great time of fellowship at the singles Bible
study. We ate breakfast together. People shared their experiences with
pastor Scott and how God has used Scott and his wife in their life to
help them grow in Christ. We watched a slide show with pictures of
various ministry activities. Sunday morning worship was awesome, as
played his harp with the worship team, and did several solos. What a
blessing, to see that God has blessed someone with such a unique talent
for playing the harp to glorify the Lord.
Did some planting in the front yard.
exotic tropical plants, including several palms, and three unknown
plants (I think they might be some kind of Yucca?), flowers, peppers,
and transplanted several rose bushes.
Still continuing the thread concerning
Mary ...... Check out some interesting pages concerning the queen of
Truth About the Queen of Heaven -- Mariology
Catholic Teaching on the Vigin Mary -- The Real
and the Counterfeit -- Mary
Worship? A Study of Catholic Practice and Doctrine --
Straight from the Vatican
Nugggets Archives -- Fighting
The Good Fight (1 Timothy 6:12) -- Nuggets of
Most of the Roman Catholic teachings
are based upon human tradition and contradict the word of God.
November 7, 2006 --
Nirvana meeting, giving my testimony. Shared my testimony at Nirvana
for about 20 minutes. Some of the guys had questions to ask me. Several
guys expressed interest in Celebrate Recovery and wanted to know if
they could visit Celebrate Recovery. Benny had a good time. He made
friends with some of the guys at Nirvana, and was even wrestling with
one guy! Doug is going to bring his guitar and sing next month. I asked
Doug if I could sing with him, and he said that would be ok. Benny
wants to sing with us too.
at Big Valley Grace -- CelebrateRecoveryChristianForums
Is Well With My Soul (history of hymns)
(on ChristianRock.Net) -- ChristianRock.NetForum
(Christian radio stations) -- ScottEBach
Stone Carving -- Harrison
Lake Sand Castles Competition -- Vancouver Sun
Tournament of Sand Sculpture Champions -- HarrisonLakeSandcastles
Are the Apocrypha inspired writings of God, and should the Apocrypha be
included in the cannon of scripture? Tobit 6:5-8, "If the Devil, or an
evil spirit troubles anyone, they can be driven away by making a smoke
of the heart, liver, and gall of a fish ... and the Devil will smell
it, and flee away, and never come again anymore." -- This is
witchcraft!! The Bible clearly teaches that we are to have no part in
The Palastinian Jews and the Samaritans
accepted the Apocrypha as inspired. The Jews in Alexandria never
officially accepted the LXX as canonical. The leading father of the
Greek church also did not accept the Apocrypha as inspiried writings.
The Apocrypha contains numerous errors.
alone disqualifies the Apocrypha from being considered inspired, and
thus the Apocrypha should not be given canonical status. There is no
internal evidence within the Apocrypha claiming to be inspired. Unlike
the Holy Bible as we have it, with 39 Old Testament books, and 27 New
Testament books, which claims to be inspired by God, and is internally
Is is ok for Christians to use profanity? Why would anyone who claims
to be a follower of Jesus Christ even think, let alone try to defend
their "right" to cuss, that it is ok for Christians to use profanity?
This is totally absurb! Even worse ..... it is very sad that some
people have been duped by the enemy into believing that using profanity
Stop and think for a moment, what
exactly do many of
the cuss words relate to? Sex, illicit sex, using God's name (and the
name of Jesus) in vain, bodily excretions, body parts in a
disrespectful manner ..... Do you honestly believe that this manner of
speech is acceptable to God? Is God really pleased with anyone
(Christian or not) using profanity? Does using profanity make you look
cool? Does using profanity make you feel cool? Does using profanity
make you feed good?
Check out the following links to read
what the Bible has to say about our speech -- SeedChurch
-- Is It
Okay For A Christian To Cuss? (Scoll down about half-way) --
(From CatholicAnswers) -- SharperIron
November 11-13, 2006 --
Rained Friday night. Clothes got wet .... Rained more during the day on
Saturday. Planted pansees, calundulas. Still have bagoanias and another
unknown flower to plant. Our tropical palms seem to be surviving the
transplant. Rained yesterday (Sunday), last night, today, and is
raining again this evening. I love the rain. Thank the Lord for rain
..... Helps me to breathe so much better, and clears up the air a bit.
Will take a bit longer for our clothes hanging outside to dry ....
Yesterday our new roommate moved in,
with a big dog!
Benny and Tank are getting along just fine. Today when I came home Tank
let out a bark, which took me by surprise. I'm not used to coming home
to a bark!
I worked on the compost pile yesterday.
bunch of leaves and weeded the pile. Looking forward to planting a
garden soon -- carrots, peas, swiss chard, spinach, potatoes, garlic,
onions, lettuce, beets.
November 16, 2006 --
Another good day at work. Went swimming after work. Need to get back
into my exercise routine. Last night went swimming with Benny, while
Dara was at the youth group. Tomorrow is my last day with the Special
Ed kids. I'll miss them .... Friday is my first night working graveyard
at Nirvana. Should be an interesting experience!
Unexpected ..... tonight the front
...... what an aweful mess. I've been working on cleaning and mopping
for several hours. Hopefully the plumber will arrive early to fix the
for today: Hebrews
"We have this hope as an anchor
for the soul,
firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain."
"Because of this oath, Jesus
has become the guarantee
of a better
covenant. Now there have been many of those priests, since
death prevented them from continuing in office; but because Jesus
lives forever, he has a permanent
priesthood. Therefore he
is able to save completely those
who come to God through
him, because he
always lives to intercede for them."
"Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts. And
see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way
November 17-19, 2006 --
Work at Nirvana
this weekend passed by quickly. It will take me awhile
to get used to sleeping in the day. Nothing eventful has happened
lately. Skies have been foggy and cloudy for several days now, haven't
seen the sky at all. The fog has been so heavy that you get wet if you
are standing outside just from the moisture!
November 23, 2006 --
I was shocked when I read Tuesday's newspaper. The people in the
following article had been involved with taking care of my children! If
my children were not living with me, they could have been the victims
of these wicked and evil people!! I am so thankful to God that my
children are no longer exposed to the Mao and Indula families.
Finished planting the flowers. Spending
with friends. Watching Eureka for the first time. Boys are playing
Warcraft against each other. Maybe I'll go to the Northside AA meeting
with Don and Darrell. Had a great time with our friends tonight. Ate
lots of delicious food -- the best stuffing I've ever tasted in my
life! Delicious candy yams that Darrell made. Watched movies, went to
Northside AA meeting. Ate more food. Several people were preparing 50
plates of food to take to the homeless under the bridge. Went back to
Don's, ate more food, watch more movies.
We're back home. Dara is practicing his
Donnie is playing Halo. Benny is cleaning. I'm typing my blogs and
listening to Celtic Christmas music. About to watch V For Vendetta.
FLASH -- Girl,
3 Years Old, Tortured for Months -- Sometimes
Birth Parents Are Not Best For Children (update on story of
child abuse and torture) -- Vigil
for Young Victims (Community Joins in Grief for Child) -- Pleas Delayed for Couple in Abuse Case --
November 26-27, 2006 --
Just finished doing some yard work -- raking lots of leaves, working up
the compost pile and ground for planting. Maybe I'll plant some peas
after work in the morning. It started raining while I was still working
outside. I love working in the rain!
- Planted almost one package of snap peas and 1/2 pack of sparkler
radishes in two raised beds. Soil is perfect for preparing beds -- cold
and wet. Will have to wait until Wednesday to plant again. Tuesday
-- Went to Celebrate Recovery with Dara. Ben got sick with the flu. He
stayed home with our friend. Had a good time chatting with lots of
friends at church. Wednesday
-- Worked in the garden a little today. Put up a fence to keep the dog
out. Now I'm feeling like I have caught a flu bug .... Dara is off to
the youth group again. He really enjoys the youth groups. He was
sharing some of the reading from the lesson they are doing tonight.
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