Sunday, September 24, 2006

Baby M's sweater is done. It's quite dapper! I really don't have to worry about any baby sweaters until after the first of the year now. So, I've been working on my shawl and several pairs of socks. I have several things that I want to make for Christmas, so it will nice to concentrate on just those things.

You know, God's really been working on my heart to get back into the Word, work on our relationship. It's been great. There have been many challenges recently and God has been reminding me of His sufficiency.

I just finished listening to Candace Cameron Bure's testimony (you can get it at Way of the Master). She played D.J. on Full House. Wow, what a powerful testimony. It's so easy to get complacent, but we have so much to be thankful for! Where would we be without God's mercy? I feel for those that are in the dark, yet they believe they are the enlightened ones! God is so merciful and so kind, yet people (including myself 13 year ago) kick against His Word, kick against His love, kick against His commands.

I've recently posted on our newspapers website regarding someone's taking Scripture out of context, but they didn't get it. They want to continue in their sin. Yes, Christ taught peace and love, but He didn't tolerate. He did not tolerate sin. He told people to repent and sin no more. If we don't repent of our sins, for which He died, His death was in vain. That makes no sense.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Why was my blog fine the other day and now the stuff on the side is down at the bottom? I've tried fixing it from the template page, but it won't fix. Ugh!!

I'm wearing my Cyclone t-shirt, listening to the Iowa/Iowa State game on the radio. Iowa State has already scored!! Yeah!

The liberals seem to be getting more and more scary. This week, Rosie O'Donnell compared radical Christians to radical Muslims. Huh? Sean Penn declared that President Bush has done serious damage to humanity. Huh? If only the rest of the world would stop listening to celebrities.

I'm not going to worry about it, God is in control. His plan will not be thwarted.

Back to knitting! Go Cyclones!!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

I'm slowly getting the hang of this new blogger. Once the bugs are worked out, I think that I'm going to like it.

Do you ever think that everything is just going crazy? It just seems like there is so much conflict, drama, struggle. I can't elaborate yet, but there is a lot of prayer going up these days for several situations.

Tomorrow is the anniversary of September 11. As the day has approached, I've found myself reflecting more and more. What a sad, scary day that was. Just as everyone else, I remember it like it was yesterday. The images, the feelings, they are all there with full clarity. I remember the kid's reactions, too. How scared my son was, at 11-years-old, it seemed that his world was crashing to an end. At the time, I didn't know anyone that perished, but I mourned for the loss of security, the awful loss of life, the loss of our naivete. Now, I know the widow of one the thousands lost, her daughter attends my church and I've had the priviledge of getting to know them both. I mourn for her husband, Jim, and I pray that as she returns tomorrow she will find a little bit of closure. His body was never recovered. She spoke to him after the first plane hit, he was at the hotel and was going to head home. She never heard from him again.

It was all so sudden. It was all so harsh.

It saddens me to think how many people we have in our country who just don't get it. They believe we were attacked for our politics. They don't seem to want to understand that we were attacked because of our religion, because we are "infidels". We were attacked for our way of life, whether the lives of true followers of Christ or followers of a decadent lifestyle, it matters not. This struggle goes back to the beginning of time. It will not be solved with diplomacy or war, God will solve it, it is His battle to fight.

Deuteronomy 20:2-4(NIV)
When you are about to go into battle, the priest shall come forward and address the army.
He shall say: "Hear, O Israel, today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not be terrified or give way to panic before them. For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory."
God will have His victory. In the mean time, we pray, we reach, we teach.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

This is my first post with Beta Blogger. I have messed with my template. Not sure I like the blue, but the colors aren't very muted, which I would prefer.

I'm supposed to be working on a brochure for my candidate, but I don't have a lot of ambition. I've been dinking on the internet all morning! I guess I'd better get the laundry going and get the brochure done!

Monday, September 04, 2006

Witnesses tell of freak death of Steve Irwin |

Witnesses tell of freak death of Steve Irwin

How sad! I remember when the kids were little, we'd watch him every Saturday morning. I feel so bad for his family, his 8-year-old daughter was with him when the accident happened. Of course, the saddest part was his relationship with God. I can only hope.
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