Wednesday, January 31, 2007

words from Luther I need to repeat often

Luther’s Sacristy Prayer

Lord God, You have appointed me as a pastor in Your Church, but you see how unsuited I am to

meet so great and difficult a task. If I had lacked Your help, I would have ruined everything long

ago. Therefore, I call upon You: I wish to devote my mouth and my heart to you; I shall teach the

people. I myself will learn and ponder diligently upon You Word. Use me as Your instrument -- but

do not forsake me, for if ever I should be on my own, I would easily wreck it all.

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Saturday, January 27, 2007

todays quote...

There is nothing which my heart desires more than to see you, the members of this church, distinguished for holiness. It is the Christian's crown and glory. An unholy church! It is of no use to the world and of no esteem among men. And the larger the church, the more influential, the worse nuisance does it become when it becomes unholy. The worst evils which have ever come upon the world have been brought upon her by an unholy church — C. H. Spurgeon

Friday, January 19, 2007

lessons from my son

My son is playing House League Hockey this year. And tonight He got two goals !!
sadly we lost 4 to 8
I love the action and all the excitment its cool.

Buts what more cool is the continual connection I can make between them and the (my church)
One thing both do well is get bunched up and fail to move the puck ( gosspel) in fact they almost seem to fall over each other and miss the open guy heading towards the goalie.

How many people do we miss headed towards hell because were so bunched up !

Here is a headline that caught my attention tonight


Doomsday Scenario Moving Closer?By Patrick Goodenough and Susan Senior EditorJanuary 17, 2007( - Nuclear weapons and climate change will undo us, says the group that brought the world the "Doomsday Clock."The anti-nuke Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced Wednesday that it is moving the symbolic Doomsday Clock's minute hand two minutes closer to midnight, which marks "apocalypse."The clock now stands at five minutes to midnight, said the BAS, who attributed its decision to "global failures to solve the problems posed by nuclear weapons and the climate crisis." The BAS was founded in 1945 by University of Chicago scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project and were "deeply concerned about the use of nuclear weapons and nuclear war."When the symbolic clock was first devised in 1947, it was set at seven minutes to midnight.It has been moved, in both directions, 18 times since then, with its direst prediction -- two minutes to midnight -- coming in 1953 after the U.S. and Soviet Union tested hydrogen bombs.When the U.S. and disintegrating Soviet Union signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in 1991, the clock was moved back as far as 17 minutes to midnight.Since then, however, the trend has been in the other direction: amid concerns about post-Soviet proliferation, it moved three minutes closer to "doomsday" in 1995; in 1998, it jumped another five minutes after rivals India and Pakistan conducted back-to-back nuclear tests; and in 2002, the clock edged another two minutes forward -- to seven minutes to midnight -- at a time of growing concern that terrorists would acquire nuclear weapons.The decision to move the minute hand is made by the Bulletin's Board of Directors in consultation with its sponsors, who include 18 Nobel Prize laureates.In its statement released Wednesday, the BAS board cited "North Korea's recent test of a nuclear weapon, Iran's nuclear ambitions, a renewed U.S. emphasis on the military utility of nuclear weapons, the failure to adequately secure nuclear materials, and the continued presence of some 26,000 nuclear weapons in the United States and Russia."But it also focused on climate change, asserting that "global warming poses a dire threat to human civilization that is second only to nuclear weapons.""Through flooding and desertification, climate change threatens the habitats and agricultural resources that societies depend upon for survival," it said. "As such, climate change is also likely to contribute to mass migrations and even to wars over arable land, water, and other natural resources."

2007 Goal

"the life you experience is nourished by the thoughts you think. What kind of nourishment are your current thoughts providing?"

my Goal for the year is to be more positive or to achieve a pma ( positive mental attitude) instead of a pms one. (lol)

so one wAy I am working on this is recieving daily emails from Jooel osteen its like a positive vitamine via email.

listening to positive messages and books.

but the more I think of this process its got to be an inside out job.

So my question to all my readers is what influences you to stay positive.

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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Back Home

The Last week has been great ... The trip to Orlando was wonderful and I am Glad bot my wife and I went.

Its been great to tell people about all our adventures that we had on the trip.

It was cool to see old friends we haven't seen in a while.

It was a amazing to me the grand scope of fellow wesleyans that we make up.

but now we are home back to the grind -- or reality.

And the things we escaped from in Florida are back. Its sad how that happens.

It makes me think ahead to heaven what a blast it is going to be !

But till that time I am committed more than ever to keep a PMA (positive mental attitude) for the sanity of my family and myself and ministry.

So for this time my life verse is Jerm. 29:11 (cev)

" I will bless you with a future filled with hope-- a future of success,not suffering."