Friday, November 30, 2007

Guilliani: saint or sinner???

Reading this potential scandal brewing remonds me of romans 13:1-7

Romans 13
To Be a Responsible Citizen 1-3Be a good citizen. All governments are under God. Insofar as there is peace and order, it's God's order. So live responsibly as a citizen. If you're irresponsible to the state, then you're irresponsible with God, and God will hold you responsible. Duly constituted authorities are only a threat if you're trying to get by with something. Decent citizens should have nothing to fear.
3-5Do you want to be on good terms with the government? Be a responsible citizen and you'll get on just fine, the government working to your advantage. But if you're breaking the rules right and left, watch out. The police aren't there just to be admired in their uniforms. God also has an interest in keeping order, and he uses them to do it. That's why you must live responsibly—not just to avoid punishment but also because it's the right way to live.
6-7That's also why you pay taxes—so that an orderly way of life can be maintained. Fulfill your obligations as a citizen. Pay your taxes, pay your bills, respect your leaders.

our duty as citzens is:

1. obey the law

2. support our elected officials who are doing their job.

we must not obey or follow leaders that they themselves are not obeying the law and or are not doing their jobs-and it is our duty to weigh each candiadates charecter,record and promoses and vote according to our conscience... so in the case of guilliani is he a saint or sinner??? it is our duty to consider the facts and vote accordingly,


Thursday, November 29, 2007

cilderen and safe toys

It is imporant site especially during christmas time as we buy toys for our childeren-that the toys we buy are safe:


WWJD?(C. H. Spurgeon, "The Fair Portrait of a Saint" 1880)"My feet have closely followed His steps; I have kept to His way without turning aside." Job 23:11A very beautiful motto is hung up in our infant classroom at the Stockwell Orphanage, "What would Jesus do?" Not only may children take it as their guide, but all of us may do the same, whatever our age. "What would Jesus do?"If you desire to know what you ought to do underany circumstances, imagine Jesus to be in that position and then think, "What would Jesus do?for what Jesus would do, that ought I to do."That unties the knot of all moral difficulty in the most practical way, and does it so simply that no great wit or wisdom will be needed.
"I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you." John 13:15"Christ, who suffered for you, is your example. Follow in His steps." 1 Peter 2:21"Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did." 1 John 2:6

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

out of the mouth of children

I came across this pleasant surprise at my son's public school and i thought about this passage:

15-16When the religious leaders saw the outrageous things he was doing, and heard all the children running and shouting through the Temple, "Hosanna to David's Son!" they were up in arms and took him to task. "Do you hear what these children are saying?"
Jesus said, "Yes, I hear them. And haven't you read in God's Word, 'From the mouths of children and babies I'll furnish a place of praise'?" (matt 21:15-16)
18Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].(1 thes 5:18)
Psalm 106
1 Praise the LORD. [a] Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Psalm 136
1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.
2 Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever.
3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever.
From my family to yours Have a happy thanksgiving!!!
i will blog next week...

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

secrets from wife

who really is the grinch who stole christmas?

i feel bad about the tourists who can not see broadway plays because of the strike. But what is more sad in particular the play the grinch who stole christmas is that working new yorkers can not really afford to take their families to see it(and only tourists can really enjoy them)look for example at the prices just to see the grinch who stole christmas:

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
St. James Theatre11/29/2007 7:30 PM Section: ORCHESTRA Row: A-O
2 4 6 7 8 9 10
4 x $250.00
Service Charge:
4 x $37.50
Order Total:

Hey,most working families can not even afford straight up $ 1,000(not including transportation plus food plus souverneirs) that for most working families here in ny is a months salary at best...


1999 per capita income was not uniform across the boroughs. Family income was much higher in each borough.
Overall, the distribution of household income in New York City is characterized by tremendous disparities. This phenomenon is especially present in Manhattan, which in 2005 was home to the wealthiest census tract with a household income of $188,697, as well as the poorest, where household income was $9,320.[36] The disparity is driven by wage growth in high income brackets. In 2006 the average weekly wage in Manhattan was $1,453, the highest among the largest counties in the United States

Less than $10,000
$10,000 to $19,999
$20,000 to $29,999

and factor nyc is in the top 5 in high cost of living as compared to the other states:

it broke my heart when i told my son: 'hey little guy we can not afford to see the grinch nor dora the explorer..."

SO who really is The Grinch who stole Christmas???

Sunday, November 18, 2007

pepe le pu,x-men and me and my wanda

This is a humourous look at my courtship of my wife who tried her best to evade me??? and encourage singles to hang in there and roll with the punches till God gives you that special someone and belive me my wife and other young ladies gave me and my heart and beating but like Rocky in the end all the hardwork,frustations,disappointments are all worth it(in the future i may post passages from my book of pain i logged during this time)...for me it taught me that the true love of a woman is very special and rare and once you receive it it is a blessing from God and treasure that you should be like ebenezer scrooge hoard and protect it at all costs-for if you cheat,abuse etc that special eve---your loss will be someone elses gain....

This account of jacob and rebecah i can relate to figuritively since i too had to work for my rebecah-in the school of lonliness i almost was a real live 40 year old virgin (38 years)....

Genesis 29:16-30:

16Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the elder was Leah and the name of the younger was Rachel.
17Leah's eyes were weak and dull looking, but Rachel was beautiful and attractive.
18And Jacob loved Rachel; so he said, I will work for you for seven years for Rachel your younger daughter.
19And Laban said, It is better that I give her to you than to another man. Stay and live with me.
20And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her.
21Finally, Jacob said to Laban, Give me my wife, for my time is completed, so that I may take her to me.
22And Laban gathered together all the men of the place and made a feast [with drinking].
23But when night came, he took Leah his daughter and brought her to [Jacob], who had intercourse with her.
24And Laban gave Zilpah his maid to his daughter Leah to be her maid.
25But in the morning [Jacob saw his wife, and] behold, it was Leah! And he said to Laban, What is this you have done to me? Did I not work for you [all those seven years] for Rachel? Why then have you deceived and cheated and thrown me down [like this]?
26And Laban said, It is not permitted in our country to give the younger [in marriage] before the elder.
27Finish the [wedding feast] week [for Leah]; then we will give you [Rachel] also, and you shall work for me yet seven more years in return.
28So Jacob complied and fulfilled [Leah's] week; then [Laban] gave him Rachel his daughter as his wife.
29(And Laban gave Bilhah his maid to Rachel his daughter to be her maid.)
30And Jacob lived with Rachel also as his wife, and he loved Rachel more than Leah and served [Laban] another seven years [for her].

you know my single friends this school Christ placed me in it taught me 1. ultimately you must love and depend on God-

John 10
The Shepherd and His Flock 1"I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. 2The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. 3The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger's voice." 6Jesus used this figure of speech, but they did not understand what he was telling them.
7Therefore Jesus said again, "I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. 8All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 9I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.[a] He will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
11"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.
14"I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— 15just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd

psalm 73

23Nevertheless I am continually with You; You do hold my right hand.
24You will guide me with Your counsel, and afterward receive me to honor and glory.
25Whom have I in heaven but You? And I have no delight or desire on earth besides You.
26My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the Rock and firm Strength of my heart and my Portion forever.
27For behold, those who are far from You shall perish; You will destroy all who are false to You and like [spiritual] harlots depart from You.
28But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God and made Him my refuge, that I may tell of all Your works.

Revelation 4:11
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11Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive the glory and the honor and dominion, for You created all things; by Your will they were [brought into being] and were created.(A)

1 cor 10:31

31So, whether you eat or drink, or(AT) whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

2.that you must never let the bloody tears, lonliness,broken heart,disappointments make your spirtually rot,heart bitter,hard uncaring,rejection and the feeling that there is something wrong with you that you are the perenial ugly duckling-no ones prince charming or cinderella-but you must take this pain embrace it and make it a positive;be like a x-men....(mutants with special powers) to be more loving,cherishing, than someone who gets and finds love so easy that when God opens the eyes to that special someone and reveals to them that you are their prince charming-their cinderella that it will truly be a fairy tale come to life- a marriage made in heaven....

The Message (MSG) ephesians 5:
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25-28Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church—a love marked by giving, not getting. Christ's love makes the church whole. His words evoke her beauty. Everything he does and says is designed to bring the best out of her, dressing her in dazzling white silk, radiant with holiness. And that is how husbands ought to love their wives. They're really doing themselves a favor—since they're already "one" in marriage.
29-33No one abuses his own body, does he? No, he feeds and pampers it. That's how Christ treats us, the church, since we are part of his body. And this is why a man leaves father and mother and cherishes his wife. No longer two, they become "one flesh." This is a huge mystery, and I don't pretend to understand it all. What is clearest to me is the way Christ treats the church. And this provides a good picture of how each husband is to treat his wife, loving himself in loving her, and how each wife is to honor her husband.

Colossians 3:19
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19Husbands, love your wives [be affectionate and sympathetic with them] and do not be harsh or bitter or resentful toward them.

English Standard Version (ESV) 1 cor 13:
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3(A) If I give away all I have, and(B) if I deliver up my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, I gain nothing.
4(C) Love is patient and(D) kind; love(E) does not envy or boast; it(F) is not arrogant 5or rude. It(G) does not insist on its own way; it(H) is not irritable or resentful;[b] 6it(I) does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but(J) rejoices with the truth. 7(K) Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things,(L) endures all things.

1 pet 3:7

7In the same way you married men should live considerately with [your wives], with an [c]intelligent recognition [of the marriage relation], honoring the woman as [physically] the weaker, but [realizing that you] are joint heirs of the grace (God's unmerited favor) of life, in order that your prayers may not be hindered and cut off. [Otherwise you cannot pray effectively.]

philp 4:

7And(A) the peace of God,(B) which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9What you have learned and(C) received and heard and seen(D) in me—practice these things, and(E) the God of peace will be with you.

3. Ultimately we must rest on the providence,sovereignty ,grace of God:

Psalm 139
A David Psalm 1-6 God, investigate my life; get all the facts firsthand. I'm an open book to you; even from a distance, you know what I'm thinking. You know when I leave and when I get back; I'm never out of your sight. You know everything I'm going to say before I start the first sentence. I look behind me and you're there, then up ahead and you're there, too— your reassuring presence, coming and going. This is too much, too wonderful— I can't take it all in!

matt 6:

25 Therefore I say unto you, be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the raiment?
26 Behold the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not ye of much more value then they?
27 And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto the measure of his life?
28 And why are ye anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29 yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 But if God doth so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31 Be not therefore anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 For after all these things do the Gentiles seek; for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
34 Be not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the morrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

rom 8:

22-25All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it's not only around us; it's within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We're also feeling the birth pangs. These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for full deliverance. That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don't see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy.
26-28Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don't know how or what to pray, it doesn't matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.
29-30God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity he restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in him. After God made that decision of what his children should be like, he followed it up by calling people by name. After he called them by name, he set them on a solid basis with himself. And then, after getting them established, he stayed with them to the end, gloriously completing what he had begun.
31-39So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn't hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn't gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God's chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ's love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture: They kill us in cold blood because they hate you. We're sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one.None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I'm absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God's love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us

matt 7:

7-11"Don't bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This isn't a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we're in. If your child asks for bread, do you trick him with sawdust? If he asks for fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? As bad as you are, you wouldn't think of such a thing. You're at least decent to your own children. So don't you think the God who conceived you in love will be even better?

james 1:

James 1:5
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5-8If you don't know what you're doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You'll get his help, and won't be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who "worry their prayers" are like wind-whipped waves. Don't think you're going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open.

16-18 So, my very dear friends, don't get thrown off course. Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light. There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle. He brought us to life using the true Word, showing us off as the crown of all his creatures.

Philippians 4:6-8 (Amplified Bible)
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6Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition ([a]definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.
7And God's peace [shall be yours, that [b]tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall [c]garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
8For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].

2 Corinthians 12:7-9
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7-10Because of the extravagance of those revelations, and so I wouldn't get a big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations. Satan's angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn't think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me, My grace is enough; it's all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness.Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ's strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.
Luke 8:22-25
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Jesus Calms the Storm 22One day Jesus said to his disciples, "Let's go over to the other side of the lake." So they got into a boat and set out. 23As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger.
24The disciples went and woke him, saying, "Master, Master, we're going to drown!"
He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. 25"Where is your faith?" he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, "Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him."

3. God comes first:

Philippians 3:12-14 (Amplified Bible)
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12Not that I have now attained [this ideal], or have already been made perfect, but I press on to lay hold of (grasp) and make my own, that for which Christ Jesus (the Messiah) has laid hold of me and made me His own.
13I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet]; but one thing I do [it is my one aspiration]: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
14I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.

4. at the foot of the cross we must flee to find hope and healing:

Isaiah 42:4-6 (The Message)
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Isaiah 42
God's Servant Will Set Everything Right 1-4 "Take a good look at my servant. I'm backing him to the hilt.He's the one I chose, and I couldn't be more pleased with him.I've bathed him with my Spirit, my life. He'll set everything right among the nations.He won't call attention to what he does with loud speeches or gaudy parades.He won't brush aside the bruised and the hurt and he won't disregard the small and insignificant, but he'll steadily and firmly set things right.He won't tire out and quit. He won't be stopped until he's finished his work—to set things right on earth.Far-flung ocean islands wait expectantly for his teaching."
The God Who Makes Us Alive with His Own Life 5-9God's Message, the God who created the cosmos, stretched out the skies, laid out the earth and all that grows from it,Who breathes life into earth's people, makes them alive with his own life:"I am God. I have called you to live right and well. I have taken responsibility for you, kept you safe.I have set you among my people to bind them to me, and provided you as a lighthouse to the nations,To make a start at bringing people into the open, into light: opening blind eyes, releasing prisoners from dungeons, emptying the dark prisons.I am God. That's my name. I don't franchise my glory, don't endorse the no-god idols.Take note: The earlier predictions of judgment have been fulfilled. I'm announcing the new salvation work.Before it bursts on the scene, I'm telling you all about it."

5. that we are redeemed sinners-so when that special someone graces your life: God has forgiven us-why should we not forget them for their past sins?

Luke 7:40-42 (Amplified Bible)
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40And Jesus, replying, said to him, Simon, I have something to say to you. And he answered, Teacher, say it.
41A certain lender of money [at interest] had two debtors: one owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
42When they had no means of paying, he freely forgave them both. Now which of them will love him more?

Matthew 18:23-35
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23"Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents[a] was brought to him. 25Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.
26"The servant fell on his knees before him. 'Be patient with me,' he begged, 'and I will pay back everything.' 27The servant's master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.
28"But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii.[b] He grabbed him and began to choke him. 'Pay back what you owe me!' he demanded.
29"His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, 'Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.'
30"But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. 31When the other servants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed and went and told their master everything that had happened.
32"Then the master called the servant in. 'You wicked servant,' he said, 'I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33Shouldn't you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?' 34In anger his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.
35"This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart."

2 cor 5:16-18

16From now on, therefore,(A) we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. 17Therefore, if anyone is(B) in Christ, he is(C) a new creation.[a](D) The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18All this is from God,(E) who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us(F) the ministry of reconciliation;

6. because God is love-true and real love can exist:

John 3:16
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16For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten ([a]unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.

1 john 4:

4-6My dear children, you come from God and belong to God. You have already won a big victory over those false teachers, for the Spirit in you is far stronger than anything in the world. These people belong to the Christ-denying world. They talk the world's language and the world eats it up. But we come from God and belong to God. Anyone who knows God understands us and listens. The person who has nothing to do with God will, of course, not listen to us. This is another test for telling the Spirit of Truth from the spirit of deception.
God Is Love 7-10My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn't know the first thing about God, because God is love—so you can't know him if you don't love. This is how God showed his love for us: God sent his only Son into the world so we might live through him. This is the kind of love we are talking about—not that we once upon a time loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to clear away our sins and the damage they've done to our relationship with God.

that in the goliaths in this life you must face-He is your david....

Psalm 91 1HE WHO [a]dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].
2I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!
3For [then] He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.
4[Then] He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.
5You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day,
6Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday.
7A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you.
8Only a spectator shall you be [yourself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High] as you witness the reward of the wicked.
9Because you have made the Lord your refuge, and the Most High your dwelling place,(A)
10There shall no evil befall you, nor any plague or calamity come near your tent.
11For He will give His angels [especial] charge over you to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways [of obedience and service].
12They shall bear you up on their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.(B)
13You shall tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the serpent shall you trample underfoot.(C)
14Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness--trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].
15He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
16With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation.

These are my theme songs:



Friday, November 16, 2007

cartoons/commmercials from the 80's/90's

enjoy the blast from the past:

thanksgiving resources

18 in everything (A)give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus(1 thess 5:18)

Philippians 4:6-9
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6(A)Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by (B)prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
7And (C)the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will (D)guard your hearts and your (E)minds in (F)Christ Jesus.
8Finally, brethren, (G)whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
9The things you have learned and received and heard and seen (H)in me, practice these things, and (I)the God of peace will be with you.

Matthew 6:25-34
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The Cure for Anxiety 25"(A)For this reason I say to you, do not be (B)worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
26"(C)Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?
27"And who of you by being (D)worried can (E)add a single hour to his life?
28"And why are you (F)worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin,
29yet I say to you that not even (G)Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.
30"But if God so clothes the (H)grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? (I)You of little faith!
31"Do not (J)worry then, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear for clothing?'
32"For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for (K)your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
33"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and (L)all these things will be added to you.
34"So do not (M)worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Psalm 103
A Psalm of David. 1 Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: 3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, 4 Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, 5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. 6 The LORD executes righteousness And justice for all who are oppressed. 7 He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel. 8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy. 9 He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever. 10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor punished us according to our iniquities. 11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; 12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. 13 As a father pities his children, So the LORD pities those who fear Him. 14 For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust. 15 As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes. 16 For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, And its place remembers it no more.[a] 17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting On those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children’s children, 18 To such as keep His covenant, And to those who remember His commandments to do them. 19 The LORD has established His throne in heaven, And His kingdom rules over all. 20 Bless the LORD, you His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word, Heeding the voice of His word. 21 Bless the LORD, all you His hosts, You ministers of His, who do His pleasure. 22 Bless the LORD, all His works, In all places of His dominion. Bless the LORD, O my soul!

James 1:2-6 (New American Standard Bible)
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2(A)Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter (B)various trials,
3knowing that (C)the testing of your (D)faith produces (E)endurance.
4And let (F)endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be (G)perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
5But if any of you (H)lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and (I)it will be given to him.
6But he must (J)ask in faith (K)without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, (L)driven and tossed by the wind.

Psalm 136
1O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
2O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.
3O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.





willy art

I am proud of my son here is some of his art work:
Psalm 127:3-5
3-5 Don't you see that children are God's best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy? Like a warrior's fistful of arrows are the children of a vigorous youth. Oh, how blessed are you parents, with your quivers full of children! Your enemies don't stand a chance against you; you'll sweep them right off your doorstep.

stem cells and limb regeneration

I heard recently how because of the Iraq war-a new technology using stem cells to administer to disabled American soldiers regenerate lost limbs-My God that tempted me because i yearn for my long walks without fear of losing my balance,of running and playing with my son,running down the stairs,playing baseball and hiding my amputated foot from the public,wearing sandals etc which now unfortunately i can not enjoy. But God reminded me Hey willie the techno uses stem cells from fetuses(which i always and believe in my heart are little full persons)of aborted babies. I will never ever have my hands bloodied with the blood of these little defenseless innocent angels-until Christ comes or i go home:

6Though if I should wish to boast,(A) I would not be a fool, for I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think more of me than he sees in me or hears from me. 7So(B) to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations,[a](C) a thorn was given me in the flesh,(D) a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. 8(E) Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9But he said to me, (F) "My grace is sufficient for you, for(G) my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that(H) the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10(I) For the sake of Christ, then,(J) I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For(K) when I am weak, then I am strong. (1 cor 6-10)

12Therefore(A) let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. 13No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man.(B) God is faithful, and(C) he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. (1 c0r 10:12-13)

earlierin the past i posted a similar thought concerning stem cells and curing diabetes....

a humbling truth

The house appointed for all living
(Thomas Boston, "Human Nature in its Fourfold State")
"For I know that you will bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living." Job 30:23
While we are in the body, we are but at an inn--on our way homeward. When we come to our grave--we come to our home, our long home. All living must be inhabitants of this house--good and bad, old and young.
Man's life is a stream, running into death's devouring deeps. Those who now live in palaces, must leave them--and go home to this house; and those who have not where to lay their heads--shall thus have a house at length.
It is long since death began to transport men into another world--and vast multitudes are gone there already. Yet the work is going on still; death is carrying off new inhabitants daily, to the house appointed for all living.
Who has ever heard the grave say, "It is enough!"
Long has it been getting--but still it asks.
We do but come into the world--to go out again.
This world is like a great market--where some are coming in, others going out. "One generation passes away, and another generation comes." Ecclesiastes 1:4
Death is an inexorable, irresistible messenger, who cannot be diverted from executing his orders by . . . the force of the mighty, the bribes of the rich, or the entreaties of the poor.
Death does not reverence the hoary head, nor pity the harmless babe. The bold and daring cannot outbrave it; nor can the faint hearted obtain a discharge in this war. The strongest are but brittle earthen vessels, easily broken in shivers

for christain singles

here is in free link pdf: 95 thesis for pure reformation by mike cleveland:

psalm 119: 9How can(A) a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

reason to reach out to poor

Have you noticed that God doesn't ask you to prove that you will put your salary to good use? Have you noticed that God doesn't turn off your oxygen supply when you misuse His gifts? Aren't you glad that God doesn't give you only that which you remember to thank him for?
God's goodness is spurred by His nature, not by our worthiness.
Someone asked an associate of mine, 'What biblical precedent do we have to help the poor who have no desire to become Christians?'
My friend responded with one word, 'God.'
God does it daily, for millions of people.

- Max Lucado in Grace For the Moment

Monday, November 12, 2007

Abortion isn't a religous issue by garry wills

I came across this article and i am sharing this article with you all-i am hope this unfounded thesis that religon has nothing to say about abortion does not nor never spreads like aids in the body of Christ. The bible God's word to us has something to say and is revelant for all societies past,present and future;

Psalm 119 1-8 You're blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. You're blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. That's right—you don't go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. You, God, prescribed the right way to live; now you expect us to live it. Oh, that my steps might be steady, keeping to the course you set; Then I'd never have any regrets in comparing my life with your counsel. I thank you for speaking straight from your heart; I learn the pattern of your righteous ways. I'm going to do what you tell me to do; don't ever walk off and leave me.

psalm 105-112 By your words I can see where I'm going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path. I've committed myself and I'll never turn back from living by your righteous order. Everything's falling apart on me, God; put me together again with your Word. Festoon me with your finest sayings, God; teach me your holy rules. My life is as close as my own hands, but I don't forget what you have revealed. The wicked do their best to throw me off track, but I don't swerve an inch from your course. I inherited your book on living; it's mine forever— what a gift! And how happy it makes me! I concentrate on doing exactly what you say— I always have and always will.

Abortion isn't a religious issue

Evangelicals are adamant, but religion really has nothing to say about the issue.
By Garry Wills November 4, 2007
What makes opposition to abortion the issue it is for each of the GOP presidential candidates is the fact that it is the ultimate "wedge issue" -- it is nonnegotiable. The right-to-life people hold that it is as strong a point of religion as any can be. It is religious because the Sixth Commandment (or the Fifth by Catholic count) says, "Thou shalt not kill." For evangelical Christians, in general, abortion is murder. That is why what others think, what polls say, what looks practical does not matter for them. One must oppose murder, however much rancor or controversy may ensue.But is abortion murder? Most people think not. Evangelicals may argue that most people in Germany thought it was all right to kill Jews. But the parallel is not valid. Killing Jews was killing persons. It is not demonstrable that killing fetuses is killing persons. Not even evangelicals act as if it were. If so, a woman seeking an abortion would be the most culpable person. She is killing her own child. But the evangelical community does not call for her execution.About 10% of evangelicals, according to polls, allow for abortion in the case of rape or incest. But the circumstances of conception should not change the nature of the thing conceived. If it is a human person, killing it is punishing it for something it had nothing to do with. We do not kill people because they had a criminal parent.Nor did the Catholic Church treat abortion as murder in the past. If it had, late-term abortions and miscarriages would have called for treatment of the well-formed fetus as a person, which would require baptism and a Christian burial. That was never the practice. And no wonder. The subject of abortion is not scriptural. For those who make it so central to religion, this seems an odd omission. Abortion is not treated in the Ten Commandments -- or anywhere in Jewish Scripture. It is not treated in the Sermon on the Mount -- or anywhere in the New Testament. It is not treated in the early creeds. It is not treated in the early ecumenical councils.Lacking scriptural guidance, St. Thomas Aquinas worked from Aristotle's view of the different kinds of animation -- the nutritive (vegetable) soul, the sensing (animal) soul and the intellectual soul. Some people used Aristotle to say that humans therefore have three souls. Others said that the intellectual soul is created by human semen.Aquinas denied both positions. He said that a material cause (semen) cannot cause a spiritual product. The intellectual soul (personhood) is directly created by God "at the end of human generation." This intellectual soul supplants what had preceded it (nutritive and sensory animation). So Aquinas denied that personhood arose at fertilization by the semen. God directly infuses the soul at the completion of human formation. Much of the debate over abortion is based on a misconception -- that it is a religious issue, that the pro-life advocates are acting out of religious conviction. It is not a theological matter at all. There is no theological basis for defending or condemning abortion. Even popes have said that the question of abortion is a matter of natural law, to be decided by natural reason. Well, the pope is not the arbiter of natural law. Natural reason is.John Henry Newman, a 19th century Anglican priest who converted to Catholicism, once wrote that "the pope, who comes of revelation, has no jurisdiction over nature." The matter must be decided by individual conscience, not by religious fiat. As Newman said: "I shall drink to the pope, if you please -- still, to conscience first, and to the pope afterward."If we are to decide the matter of abortion by natural law, that means we must turn to reason and science, the realm of Enlightened religion. But that is just what evangelicals want to avoid. Who are the relevant experts here? They are philosophers, neurobiologists, embryologists. Evangelicals want to exclude them because most give answers they do not want to hear. The experts have only secular expertise, not religious conviction. They, admittedly, do not give one answer -- they differ among themselves, they are tentative, they qualify. They do not have the certitude that the religious right accepts as the sign of truth. So evangelicals take shortcuts. They pin everything on being pro-life. But one cannot be indiscriminately pro-life. If one claimed, in the manner of Albert Schweitzer, that all life deserved moral respect, then plants have rights, and it might turn out that we would have little if anything to eat. And if one were consistently pro-life, one would have to show moral respect for paramecia, insects, tissue excised during a medical operation, cancer cells, asparagus and so on. Harvesting carrots, on a consistent pro-life hypothesis, would constitute something of a massacre.Opponents of abortion will say that they are defending only human life. It is certainly true that the fetus is human life. But so is the semen before it fertilizes; so is the ovum before it is fertilized. They are both human products, and both are living things. But not even evangelicals say that the destruction of one or the other would be murder. Defenders of the fetus say that life begins only after the semen fertilizes the egg, producing an embryo. But, in fact, two-thirds of the embryos produced this way fail to live on because they do not embed in the womb wall. Nature is like fertilization clinics -- it produces more embryos than are actually used. Are all the millions of embryos that fail to be embedded human persons?The universal mandate to preserve "human life" makes no sense. My hair is human life -- it is not canine hair, and it is living. It grows. When it grows too long, I have it cut. Is that aborting human life? The same with my growing human fingernails. An evangelical might respond that my hair does not have the potential to become a person. True. But semen has the potential to become a person, and we do not preserve every bit of semen that is ejaculated but never fertilizes an egg.The question is not whether the fetus is human life but whether it is a human person, and when it becomes one. Is it when it is capable of thought, of speech, of recognizing itself as a person, or of assuming the responsibilities of a person? Is it when it has a functioning brain? Aquinas said that the fetus did not become a person until God infused the intellectual soul. A functioning brain is not present in the fetus until the end of the sixth month at the earliest.Not surprisingly, that is the earliest point of viability, the time when a fetus can successfully survive outside the womb. Whether through serendipity or through some sort of causal connection, it now seems that the onset of a functioning central nervous system with a functioning cerebral cortex and the onset of viability occur around the same time -- the end of the second trimester, a time by which 99% of all abortions have already occurred. Opponents of abortion like to show sonograms of the fetus reacting to stimuli. But all living cells have electric and automatic reactions. These are like the reactions of Terri Schiavo when she was in a permanent vegetative state. Aquinas, following Aristotle, called the early stage of fetal development vegetative life. The fetus has a face long before it has a brain. It has animation before it has a command center to be aware of its movements or to experience any reaction as pain. These are difficult matters, on which qualified people differ. It is not enough to say that whatever the woman wants should go. She has a responsibility to consider whether and when she may have a child inside her, not just a fetus. Certainly by the late stages of her pregnancy, a child is ready to respond with miraculous celerity to all the personal interchanges with the mother that show a brain in great working order. Given these uncertainties, who is to make the individual decision to have an abortion? Religious leaders? They have no special authority in the matter, which is not subject to theological norms or guidance. The state? Its authority is given by the people it represents, and the people are divided on this. Doctors? They too differ. The woman is the one closest to the decision. Under Roe vs. Wade, no woman is forced to have an abortion. But those who have decided to have one are able to.Some objected to Karl Rove's use of abortion to cement his ecumenical coalition, on the grounds that this was injecting religion into politics. The supreme irony is that, properly understood, abortion is not even a religious issue. But that did not matter to Rove. All he cared about was that it worked. For a while.Garry Wills is the author of numerous books, most recently "Head and Heart: American Christianities," from which this article is adapted.