Monday, August 28, 2006

Famous last words....

"It is well, I die hard, but I am not afraid to go." Geaorge Washington

"Now comes the mystery." Henry Ward Beecher

"Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something." Pancho Villa

"The best of it is, God is with us." John Wesley

"It is finished." Jesus Christ

Please Lord

Oh God quicken to life every power within me, that I may lay hold on eternal things. Open my eyes that I may see; give me acute spiritual perception; enable me to taste thee and know that thou art good. Make heaven more real to me than any earthly thing has ever been. Amen.


Dana, aren't you getting tired of me stealing your info? GOSH! I must have this on my blog so others who may want to get signed up for this conference may get on the stick! It is always an awesome time of great learning and reflecting! They both are fantastic!
Pipers in Minneapolis

Here is RC Sprouls in Orlando

Come one come all!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Great quotes

"There is a living that is death and there is a putting to death that is life." - Murray

"No one ever made it to heaven without purpose-Christianity is purposeful." -Alister Begg

Wesley quote

If once again anger arises, its smoke will so dim the eyes of my soul that I shall be able to see nothing clearly.

John Wesley

Friday, August 25, 2006

When Christ Comes

You are in your car driving home. Thoughts wander to the game you want to see or meal you want to eat, when suddenly a sound unlike any you've ever heard fills the air. The sound is high above you. A trumpet? A choir? A choir of trumpets? You don't know, but you want to know. So you pull over, get out of your car, and look up. As you do, you see you aren't the only curious one. The roadside has become a parking lot. Car doors are open, and people are staring at the sky. Shoppers are racingout of the grocery store. The Little League baseball game across the street has come to a halt. Players and parents are searching the clouds. And what they see, and what you see, has neverbefore been seen. As if the sky were a curtain, the drapes of the atmosphere part. A brilliant light spills onto the earth. There are no shadows. None. From whence came the light begins to tumble a river of color spiking crystals of every hue ever seen and a million more never seen. Riding on the flow is an endless fleet of angels. They pass through the curtains one myriad at a time, until they occupy every square inch of the sky. North. South. East. West. Thousands of silvery wings rise and fall in unison, and over the sound of the trumpets, you can hear the cherubim and seraphim chanting, Holy, holy, holy. The final flank of angels is followed by twenty-four silver-bearded elders and a multitude of souls who join the angels in worship. Presently the movement stops and the trumpets are silent, leaving only the triumphant triplet: Holy, holy, holy. Between each word is a pause. With each word, a profound reverence. You hear your voice join in the chorus. You don't know why you say the words, but you know you must. Suddenly, the heavens are quiet. All is quiet. The angels turn, you turn, the entire world turns and there He is. Jesus. Through waves of light you see the silhouetted figure of Christ the King. He is atop a great stallion, and the stallion is atop a billowing cloud. He opens his mouth, and you are surrounded by his declaration: I am the Alpha and the Omega. The angels bow their heads. The elders remove their crowns. And before you is a Figure so consuming that you know, instantly you know: Nothing else matters. Forget stock markets and school reports. Sales meetings and football games.Nothing is newsworthy. All that mattered, matters no more....for Christ has come. (Max Lucado)

Imagine that or something close to that! Let it be today Lord!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

For what?

I got a ticket on my car at the fair tonight. I couldn't add this to my other blog because it was not good news. Guess what it said? Obstructed view on my license plate -$98. What?! I was parallel parked on a city steet legally and I get this ticket that makes NO sense. I think the cop was bored and hated my W....still president sticker or my fish with a cross in it. One or the other or both. There's drunk teens running wild all over outside of the fair but no, give me a ticket because my car angers you. Mmmnnn.....I wonder.

Opening day!

Went to the fair today. It felt like an early day in March-brr! Not too cold to eat though of course. Man there are some strange ones out there hey? We saw Tonic Sol Fa-they are excellent and I would recommend them if you ever hear they're coming your way. They sing accapella and they are funny too! I seen this sweet t-shirt on a guy it said, MARRIED-GAME OVER! I want one. I noticed a lot of youth wearing death metal t-shirts and things like hellbound, my attitude sucks, Be glad I got outta bed today, wasted youth,....some real uplifting stuff you know. I think the crowd had more tats and piercings than the carnies-it gets more bizarre each year. I still like to go though- I have a lot of great family memories there. My dad used to take us every year and we would do it all-come on mom, you remember right? My sister and I are carrying on the tradition of seeing a band in the bandshell, eating lots of greasy food, and at least walking in some of those buildings no one usually goes in unless it rains-and rain it did! We always used to go to the freak shows too but they don't need them anymore. Why pay for them when they surround the place. We also visited the birthing barn and saw a sheep born-pretty sweet. I had to get Levi out before he puked right in the stall but that was alright. It's pretty much the most crowded place in the fair anyway. The greatest part of the day was just as we were leaving and the last downpour happened. We stepped outside of the grandstand and there was a beautiful rainbow! It was an awesome sight!

Sunday, August 20, 2006


I love this. You know when you have read a section of scripture many times but then that next time you come across it it's like the first time you ever read it? The Word is Alive! In Acts 26:24 that was the case for me. "While Paul was saying this in his defense, Festus said in a loud voice, "Paul, you are out of your mind! Your great learning is driving you mad!" I can totally relate. This is what it is like to be around unbelieving loved ones. They are always telling me, "you're a fanatic, crazy, a lunatic (a sky pilot!-that's my newest label). When is your spaceship coming to pick you up anyway!?"


"Remember that you breathe a poisoned atmosphere if you leave the lively and deep impressions of divine truth or fall into skepticism or even into coldness."
Archibald Alexander

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Hold onto me!

I love this song by Shawn McDonald
This is my life. Praise God that He holds on to me and sustains this wretch. Amazing.

Another day gone by
And again I ask myself why
I question my sanity
Why I believe what I believe
Some might think that I am crazy
For believing in something I cannot see

So won't You nowHold on to me,
hold onHold on to me, yeah
Please don't let me go no, no, hold on'
Cause I am prone to wonder
Prone to leave this faith I know
Hold on

And now they say that the wise man
Well, he fears the Lord
And this fear, well, it's the beginning of all wisdom
And I must be a fool'
Cause I sure don't seem to fear You
'Cause the very things that You will me to do
Well, I just don't seem to get around to
The very things that You hate
Are the very things that I always stumble into

Hold onHold onHold onHold on'
Cause I am prone to leave this faith I know
Prone to leave this God I love
Won't You hold onWon't You hold on to me

Friday, August 18, 2006

Why, why, why?!

D, thanks for the blog idea!
Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries aregetting weak?
Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough?
Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?
Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?
Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?
Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?
Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?
Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
Whose idea was it to put an "S" in the word "lisp"?
If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?
Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles arealways white?
Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?
Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?
Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?
Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?
How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?
When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shoppingcart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, "It's all right?" Well, it isn't all right, so why don't we say, "That hurt, you stupid idiot?"
Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?
In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?
How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Excellence can be attained if you; CARE more than others think is wise, RISK more than others think is safe, DREAM more than others think is practical and EXPECT more than others think is possible.'
Phil. 3:14

Truth and Error

Satan has effectively used enemies disguised as gifts to lure people away from the truth of God and into destructive error. Today’s church is in a particularly severe state of confusion because of its weak doctrine, relativistic thinking, worldly methodology, inaccurate interpretation of Scripture, lax internal discipline, and spiritual immaturity. What is sorely needed is spiritual discernment—the skill of separating divine truth from error (1 Thess. 5:21).

Perhaps you are discerning in the everyday affairs of life. You read nutritional labels because you want to be healthy. You read the fine print of the stock market report before making financial investments. If you need surgery, you carefully select the right doctor. Maybe you’re highly analytical about politics and can accurately assess a plethora of domestic and foreign issues. Or maybe you’re an armchair quarterback who evaluates offensive and defensive strategies. All that is fine, but can you discern between divine truth and error?

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Boyd article

You know I wanna know all your thoughts. Some of you have alreday read this and some may not have but it is worth a look.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Seasonal friends

Wow! It's actually in the 70's right now- believe it. The humidity feels pretty disgusting but I am so thankful for the rain. I hope we get more today! Yesterday was incredibly hot huh? We had about 15 people over swimming and I tell you, I never felt the pool sooo warm. It was actually almost hot. You had to get out and sit in the sun which dried you in about point 4 seconds to appreciate the pool. The cement was so hot Carla, you could have made a superb omelete. I thought about just making dinner right there on the sidewalk! We were laughing about people coming over swimming all summer. I said, "I sure have a lot of friends in the summer-just not in the winter." Ha Ha. Someone said, "there's people that have seasonal jobs, Regan, she has seasonal friends." :o) Come on over-there's not much time left to be friends!


Anyone familiar with that Dr. Suess book "Wacky Wednesday?" It's a great one and my kids have all loved it. So we were driving home the other day on the freeway when we happened upon this couple on a motorcylce. Well, the lady on the back of this motorcycle was wearing a halter top so her back was bare and Jace said, "I think that lady is not wearing a shirt!" Levi knew the answer to that, "looks like it's Wacky Wednesday!"