Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
This one turned out blurry, but Mari has a great one!
Nancy won the raffle!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Bekah also won a White caps hat! Here is a picture of her in her new cap! The sweet little girl on Bekah's right is Cheri's daughter Arianna. We had alot of fun, but were wimps and went home early. Turns out the game went 15 innings! Kinda glad we left!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
As I was dropping my son off at school the other morning, this thought came to mind "Can the media and teachers really be objective?"
My children go to the public schools. The elementary school is pretty tame, alot of Christian teachers, but starting in the middle school where my son is teachers are more secular in their thinking. One teacher in particular (that my son hasn't had yet) is very pro evolution. Some of the children from our church have done an awesome job of standing up to him and proclaiming truth (I love that!) But it made me think "Is he supposed to be giving his opinion or just teaching the textbook?" "Shouldn't someone be confronting him on his objectivity?" Just teach it don't preach it! (I just made that up!)
Same thing with the news media! They should just be reporting NEWS, real news for that matter! They should not be on one side or the other! But we all know that does not happen!
So what do you say? "Can anyone truly be Objective, and in these 2 cases, what is our role?"
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
We sing this song in church often! Today I desperately pray it again for our nation that moves further and further away from God!
I have been thinking alot about the current administration and their disregard for things of God. It does not surprise me, just sadden me, but then I remember a passage from my study of Ezekiel (which BTW I am trying to pull together my thoughts on what I learned from this study for a post). I'm only going to put selective verses, but I'm reading from Ezekiel 38.
'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: On that day thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil scheme. You will say, "I will invade a land of unwalled villages; I will attack a peaceful and unsuspecting people—all of them living without walls and without gates and bars. I will plunder and loot and turn my hand against the resettled ruins and the people gathered from the nations, rich in livestock and goods, living at the center of the land."
Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: In that day, when my people Israel are living in safety, will you not take notice of it? You will come from your place in the far north, you and many nations with you, all of them riding on horses, a great horde, a mighty army. You will advance against my people Israel like a cloud that covers the land. In days to come, O Gog, I will bring you against my land, so that the nations may know me when I show myself holy through you before their eyes.
This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Are you not the one I spoke of in former days by my servants the prophets of Israel? At that time they prophesied for years that I would bring you against them.
I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign LORD. Every man's sword will be against his brother. I will execute judgment upon him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him. And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD.'
You are probably wondering about right now where I am going - this is a prophecy of the future! What can that have to do with the current administration. Well here is my thought - See the "I's". Gog thinks he/they came up with this plan to attack Israel. They think they are so wise and that they are in control of the situation! But if you read the text God is the one that brings them to that mountain. He brings them there to destroy them. He sets the plan, they are merely pawns in a game where they think they are Kings! So my point being - This administration if there by God's design! I myself do not feel that it is for our earthly good, but brings God's plan clearer into view. God has a plan and His glory will be seen! World leaders may think they are wise, and cunning, but they are not the ones with the divine plan that has been set forth from before creation! That is who I am resting in - THE SOVEREIGN LORD!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah."
While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!"
Monday, May 4, 2009
Praise and Coffee Night - Allendale!
Stonebridge Apartment Community Room
11265 Washington St.
Here is a map
Bring your own special drink from a local coffee house or enjoy the delicious brew coffee we will provide! Dessert will also be provided! We can't have a fun night together without something sweet now can we?!
If you visit my blog and leave in the area, please feel free to come and bring a friend! Let's get together praise God and encourage fellow sisters in Christ!
RSVP here or email me at: skjbvh4(at)allcom(dot)(net)
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
This is a hoot, but I suspect the minister didn't appreciate it. You will
A minister was completing a temperance sermon. With great emphasis
he said, 'If I had all the beer in the world, I'd take it and pour it
With even greater emphasis he said, 'And if I had All the wine
in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river..'
And then finally, shaking his fist in the air, he Said, ' And if I had
all the whiskey in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river.'
Sermon complete, he sat down.
The song leader stood very cautiously and announced With a smile, nearly
laughing, 'For our closing song, Let us sing Hymn #365, ' Shall
We Gather at the River
Smile, life is too short not to SMILE!
If this brightened your day Don't let it stop here Pass it on with a smile
Keep spreading the Cheer.
Have a Blessed Weekend!