Monday, July 17, 2006

The News

Usually, my blog entries are about the runnings of our house and family. It's usually a good read...if I do say so myself. Today, however, I just want to talk about a few things in the news.

First off, congratulations to the NASA crew. They returned from their work in space this morning. After the 1986 disaster, and the 2003 disaster, lift-offs and re-entry can no longer be looked at the same. Space travel has never been ordinary...though many have thought so. I just thank God that everyone arrived back to Earth safe and sound.

The heat....YES it is HOT! I do feel sorry for those who are not used to this kind of heat. If you are in the Dakota's or up around there, you are not used to this. You probably don't have the means to deal with heat like this. I feel for you all and pray that everyone stays safe and INDOORS. For those in south-central US...quit your belly-aching! It is SUMMER! We get HOT! I hate that it is on the news. News people are never happy about the weather. Have you ever listened to them? Let me give you an example of one of the things that irks me most:
(keep in mind that we are in the middle of a drought...a SEVERE drought.)

"Bob, can you tell us when we will have a break from the dry weather?"
"Yes, Lisa. When we come back, I will tell you when, in the next 5 days, we can expect rain."

A week goes by...we get MAYBE an inch.

"Bob, we weren't able to have our barbecue this past weekend. Can you tell us when the rain will finally end?"

HELLO!?!?! We need TWO FEET of rain just to get us up to normal. Our lakes are ten feet below.....there are many docks that are DRY! Stop asking for the rain to stop. We should be hosting rain dances everyday!

OK...enough about that.

The big news is Israel. Many of you who read this know how I feel and you agree. Thank God. Some of you don't know, understand or agree. If not, you need to get your house in order. The end is near. The end of what? The end of life as you know it. You may not be a Bible reader/believer, but no doubt, you have heard of Armageddon, the Anti-Christ, the 2nd Coming. Well, things in the middle east are setting up for all of that. Granted, we still do not know the time. We won't ever know until it happens. BUT, what we do know is that we are getting really close to meeting our Heavenly Father. If you are not a born-again Christian (or you are not sure) PLEASE become right with the Lord. You don't want to be forever lost. Please read the following:

Spiritual truth #1 - No one is good. All are sinners

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God -Romans 3:23

Spiritual Truth #2 - The payment for sin is death. If you sin, you have been sentenced to the death penalty, and an eternity away from God.

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. -Romans 6:23

Spiritual truth #3 - Jesus paid the death penalty for us.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. -John 3:16-17

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. -John 14:6

I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. -John 10:10

Spiritual truth #4 - To accept the free gift of salvation, you must accept Jesus as your Lord and saviour.

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. -2 Corinthians5:17

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. -Romans 10:9-11

The above scripture says you need to do three things:

Confess the Lord Jesus with your mouth
Believe in your heart
Don't be ashamed

If you are want to be saved and born again, and you are ready to become a new creature in Christ, then pray the following prayer. You can do this right now...right where you are. God will hear you:

Dear Lord, Thank You so much for sending Your Son to pay for my sins, by dying in my place. I accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, and I believe that Jesus died and rose from the dead. Thank You for Your free gift of salvation, I gladly accept it. Amen

If you did this, please let me know in the comment section. I will pray for you.

I will be back in a few days with more of our normal antics.



Anonymous said...

I COMPLETELY agree with your posting about Israel! Not only is the Middle East ramping up but there was another tsunami in Indonesia today and I just ready that Mount Etna in Eurpe has been erupting for a day or so as well.
You're exactly right that we don't know the hour or the day but we can distinguish birth pains and they're getting closer together and hurting more each day!
May God richly bless you and your house LL!!~Dana (ShoppingDiva)

~LL~ said...

prayzgod...thanks for popping in. Would love to "see" you again. :D

Dana, you are true-blue. Love you, girlfriend.