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The Assurance of God’s Control In The Affairs Of Men

November 7, 2008

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This past Wednesday evening I combined my class with the one that our Minister Phil Barnes normally teaches for a period of reflection and spiritual re-focusing. The purpose was not to rehash the election; no one needed more of that. We needed a time of healing and reassurance. This election like no other I have experienced was a mini-Civil War. What is even sadder is that that spirit spilled over into the Church. While I didn’t see this spirit so much at Madison, I knew it was happening in the Blog world and through social networking sites. Brother attacking brother, harsh words and in some cases an unloving spirit emerged.

 

Knowing tensions were high I though it might be good to just spend time talking about what we were feeling and then look at the scriptures that speak of God’s Sovereign Control in the affairs of men. As we began I ask folks to give me one word that described how they were feeling. Words like, fearful, anxious, frustrated began to come forth, just to mention a few. It was obvious that we were on target.

 

In times of uncertainty we need the reassurance from our Father that it is going to be alright. I remember the times when I was fearful as a child, that is was the knowledge that my earth Father had always been there for us that gave me assurance that everything was going to be ok. How much more do we need that same assurance from out Abba Father . The assurance that comes is not necessarily the removal of the challenge, obstacle or the event that has caused the concern. It is the knowledge that we are not alone and that what is happening has not some how escaped His knowledge. The Christians in New Testament times were not taken out of harms way, they were given the assurance that they would not go through the challenge alone.

 

And so regardless of whether you are elated or anxious about how the recent election turned out, we must accept the profound truth expressed by King Nebuchadnezzar after he returned to his senses and from a period of time living like an animal because he did not give honor and glory to the God of Heaven.

 

At the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and praised and honored him who lives forever, for his dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom endures from generation to generation; all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and he does according to his will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand or say to him, “What have you done?” Daniel 4:34-35

 

Nor should we ever forget the powerful truth expressed by Jesus to Pilot in John 19:11, “You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above”.

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Personalities And Parties Out Of The Way, Have Democrats Lost Their Mind?

September 15, 2008

How important is experience in qualifying a candidate to run for the highest office in our government? Mr. Obama himself doesn’t think he has enough experience by his own words.

OK, you say that was then and now he has more experience. Actually only 143 actual days of experience to be exact. I have never been a fan of Bill and Hillary Clinton, but even they know Mr. Obama is not the one to be in the Oval Office.

Come on America…THINK!

Oh, I almost forgot! His own VP choice doesn’t believe in him.

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I Sure Do Miss Him

September 8, 2008
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THE LITTLE RED HEN

August 30, 2008

Red Hen (and Farmer Obama)

 

The Little Red Hen Once upon a time, on a farm in Virginia, there was a little red hen who scratched about the barnyard until she uncovered quite a few grains of wheat.

 

She called all of her neighbors together and said, ‘If we plant this wheat, we shall have bread to eat. Who will help me plant it?’

 

‘Not I,’ said the cow.

 

‘Not I,’ said the duck.

 

‘Not I,’ said the pig.

 

‘Not I,’ said the goose.

 

‘Then I will do it by myself,’ said the little red hen, and so she did. The wheat grew very tall and ripened into golden grain.

 

‘Who will help me reap my wheat?’ asked the little red hen.

 

‘Not I,’ said the duck.

 

‘Out of my classification,’ said the pig.

 

‘I’d lose my seniority,’ said the cow.

 

‘I’d lose my unemployment compensation,’ said the goose.

 

‘Then I will do it by myself,’ said the little red hen, and so she did.

 

At last it came time to bake the bread.

 

‘Who will help me bake the bread ?’ asked the little red hen.

 

‘That would be overtime for me,’ said the cow.

 

‘I’d lose my welfare benefits,’ said the duck.

 

‘I’m a dropout and never learned how,’ said the pig.

 

‘If I’m to be the only helper, that’s discrimination,’ said the goose.

 

‘Then I will do it by myself,’ said the little red hen.

 

She baked five loaves and held them up for all of her neighbors to see.

 

They wanted some and, in fact, demanded a share. But the little red hen said, ‘No, I shall eat all five loaves.’

 

‘Excess profits!’ cried the cow. (Nancy Pelosi) ‘Capitalist leech!’ screamed the duck.

(Barbara Boxer)

 

‘I demand equal rights!’ yelled the goose.

(Jesse Jackson) The pig just grunted in disdain. (Ted Kennedy)

 

And they all painted ‘Unfair!’ picket signs and marched around and around the little red hen, shouting obscenities.

 

Then the farmer (Obama) came. He said to the little red hen, ‘You must not be so greedy.’

 

‘But I earned the bread,’ said the little red hen.

 

‘Exactly,’ said Barack the farmer. ‘That is what makes our free enterprise system so wonderful. Anyone in the barnyard can earn as much as he wants. But under our modern government regulations, the productive workers must divide the fruits of their labor with those who are lazy and idle.’ And they all lived happily ever after, including the little red hen, who smiled and clucked, ‘I am grateful, for now I truly understand.’ But her neighbors became quite disappointed in her. She never again baked bread because she joined the ‘party’ and got her bread free.

 

And all the Democrats smiled. ‘Fairness’ had been established. Individual initiative had died, but nobody noticed; perhaps no one cared…so long as there was free bread that ‘the rich’ were paying for.

 

EPILOGUE

 

Bill Clinton is getting $12 million for his memoirs.

 

Hillary got $8 million for hers. That’s $20 million for the memories from two people, who for eight years repeatedly testified, under oath that they couldn’t remember anything.

 

IS THIS A GREAT BARNYARD OR WHAT?

 

(Thanks Jim!)

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I Love Some Political Cartoons

April 4, 2008

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In my humble opinion this picture speaks volumes. (Found this over at John Dobbs Blog)

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Names Of Politicians

January 27, 2008

Here is one you haven’t heard in a while…Remember?

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South of Xenia, OH on route 42

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On The Lighter Side

January 25, 2008

Time to blog has been at a premium of late. So hopefully these will put a smile on your face.

A young boy was riding to Bible Study with me a while back and remarked that all of the cars his family had owned, as far back as he could remember, had hand cranks for the windows. Well thanks to my Bud Bill Carlisle, here is a solution to that problem. 

Got a pesky squirrel problem…just relocate them.

And what would a day of funny videos be with out a friendly poke at Hillary. This is not new, but still funny.

Have a great day…and be sure to vote!