Friday, January 26, 2007

Everybody's day

I hope my daughter gets another day in the limelight .... but here is an interesting twist of Why our family now says "holy duck!" instead of "holy cow!"

More Going on

Yeah I have a lot to post about, perhaps I will get that done this weekend, this week has been a messed up one at work just trying to get everything caught up and done...

Pirated Videos, I rip personal DVDs as a backup copy because I have little kids, nothing is worse than sitting down to watch a Veggie Tales DVD and find the kids have been playing DJ with it and the scratches are to sever to fix with some elbow grease and some polish.

I even have made copies of a movie I rented and watched it later but I don't have a massive library of DVDs in my collection that are from pirated sources .... this study updated today portrays an interesting view point on downloaded illegal videos online. I would wonder how the research group asked a questions but still the math behind this study is amazing,1697,2087020,00.asp

Thursday, January 25, 2007


Prayer has played a major role in the shape of my faith, still this week lots of questions on the necessity of prayer in a world that is under God's Sovereign control .... been an interesting twist to my thought process.

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2 Timothy 1:3-14 (NRSV)

I am grateful to God--whom I worship with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did--when I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. Recalling your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you. For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline. Do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God, who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. For this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher, and for this reason I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know the one in whom I have put my trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard until that day what I have entrusted to him. Hold to the standard of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Like Children

Luke 18:15-17 and Matthew 18:2-5 (NRSV)

People were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them; and when the disciples saw it, they sternly ordered them not to do it. But Jesus called for them and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it." He called a child, whom he put among them, and said, "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

How often do I let the cares of this world steal my joy and make me grow old before my time. What a thought, the Kingdom of God belongs to those with childlike faith.