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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Second Tornado In My County Confirmed

I just learned today that they have determined that two tornadoes hit my county on April 27, 2011. Seven people have been confirmed dead...one of those was possibly in a neighboring county. The church I attend has becomed a food distribution center to help prepare meals for storm victims and rescue workers in conjunction with the Red Cross. We saw the truck in their parking lot yesterday when we were heading for a book sale. The first tornado confirmed was an EF2 and the second was an EF3. Below is an aerial video from the first tornado area they had confirmed.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Man arrested for reading Bible in public! Freedom of speech violation

I had heard about this, and I just saw the video today. How many of us would have this kind of courage when we felt we weren't breaking any laws?


Before you jump to conclusions from the above video, please have a look from about 12 minutes and 31 seconds into this next video to see a context.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hitler, Religion, and the Holocaust (Promo)

I'm not sure what the full DVD will be like, but they shared some of this preview on an online program I watch often. It seems interesting, and they hurry by the things that I'm not perfectly comfortable with. It might make you think along another line than many other films on this topic. Please give this promo a try. It's under 4 minutes.

Tornado

The county I live in had a tornado last night. Our family is safe and okay. God kept us safe. The tornado was about 7 miles away from us and did a lot of damage. We had to spend some hours in our basement what with the warning. It was annoying for me to have to listen to country music to be able to hear some of the updates...okay country music lovers laugh! The electricity did go off for awhile, but thankfully it didn't take as long as the people thought it would to get it back up. We only have 2 or 3 tree limbs / branches down with some smaller sticks and such off of the trees which often happens in a storm. There was a lot of thunder and lightning and rain and what sounded like possibly hail. It was hard to tell from the basement! We went up after the second warning ended, but we hurried back down when I heard them issue another one! For those of you who know the Lord, I'd appreciate prayer for those families who were affected by the deaths and injuries of loved ones or the loss of a home or other property damages.
Follow the link connected to the title of this post for more information. Six people are now confirmed dead.

Monday, April 25, 2011

ANTHEM: Strategies for Fighting Lust

Following my two posts on modesty this ANTHEM article came to my attention on the subject of lust. I thought it was great, so I wanted to share this helpful tool for fighting temptation that John Piper authored. He says that it is helpful for men and women. It reminds me of the strategy a Christian counselor had of "Recognize, Reject and Replace." I feel this can be used with all kinds of temptations and thoughts even that I struggle with that go against God and what I believe. Please follow the following link to see it:
ANTHEM: Strategies for Fighting Lust

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter / Resurrection Sunday Tomorrow!



2 Corinthians 5:21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Isaiah 53:5-6
But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him,
And by His scourging we are healed.
All of us like sheep have gone astray,
Each of us has turned to his own way;
But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all
To fall on Him.
Acts 2:22-24
“Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know— this Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death. “But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.
Romans 5:10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
John 3:36 "He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him."

Friday, April 22, 2011

Why I Won't Watch The Movie Soul Surfer

Please follow this link to a great 15 minute audio review. Just click the arrow for the April 12, 2011 Segment of the Day on the left to play it.
http://www.wretchedradio.com/podcast.cfm?h=B545A7052AF7F09C1AFFAD09F20827EC&page=3

Add to that for me personally...even as a woman it gives discomfort to view that much of that kind of thing. Even shirtless men can be a discomfort or problem for women as well.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Behold Our God (from the Risen album)

This is my second favorite song on the new "Risen" album from Sovereign Grace Music. Name Above All Names is my favorite which is also on my blog if you scroll down. They both have great lyrics and great tunes.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Ladies, What Do Your Clothes Say About You ? ...Modesty Part 2

This is a 15 minute and 18 second follow-up to my previous post on what guys think about modesty, so I hope you will have listened to that one before watching this one. Please excuse the spelling errors in the video. As a personal addition I would like to add some wise advice I've learned from others when it comes to the clothing part of the subject of modesty. "Where the line ends the eye begins" is a good starting point to think about when it comes to clothing, and also when you bend over you may want to consider holding your hand to your chest if you care about your brothers in Christ and your Christian witness. Also, tight clothing that leaves little to be imagined is a problem for men.


A disclaimer about this (as the original had stopped working).  I don't know who the speaker is, & I can't vouch for Proverbs 31 Ministries (not familiar with them).  Even in this film there is some immodesty. 
Jus

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Clip On Modesty Under 9 Minutes

I just saw this yesterday and wanted to share it. It's really a great one! Please, Christian women especially watch this one.
It's about what Christian guys think about modesty/ immodesty.



Friday, April 8, 2011

Name Above All Names

Wow! I found that I could share my favorite new Sovereign Grace Music song right on my blog for everybody! It's a great worship song with a beautiful tune and great lyrics. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Fall Apart (Slideshow with Lyrics)

I believe the song below is a comforting reminder that God uses tragic events in life (it was based on a guy going through a divorce) to bring people to wake up to their need for Him and also for His children to find joy and trust in Him only (and a closer relationship in general). I heard a good message this week online which talked about God's sovereignty. I already often think of what's in the verse about what Joseph said to his brothers in a case where there was human involvement, "As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive." (Genesis 50:20) There was more to the message, but I won't regurgitate the whole thing. I personally can relate to this song what with physical issues and relational issues that go on and have gone on in my own life, although I know that many people have had worse things to deal with including those in Japan who may feel they are going through an unending nightmare.

I'm sorry that not everybody will be able to see the video what with filter and player issues. I bought the song for myself. It's on the album "See You" by Josh Wilson.