June 2009


I have found that God always tests us on what we say we believe, so that we can iron out our wrinkles….if we only will.
  
I remember when I learned this lesson, very clearly. My husband and I were going through a rough patch. And of course I thought it was all his fault! I had been praying for our marriage for weeks. And my prayer was even ‘noble’….I prayed that my husband would be more spiritual….that he would spend more time with the Lord…..like I did.  God just didn’t seem to be listening!  My husband’s heart seemed to be hardened against the Lord’s calling! 
 
Then, one Sunday after church, we went to a restaurant with our 4 little children. It was mostly empty, except for a filthy man sitting in the corner.  The host sat us right next to him! He smelled really, really badly! And right away he hit us up for some money. My husband said he would be glad to buy him a meal, but didn’t want to give him money. The man said, “listen, honestly, I am a ‘shoot and blow’, I do drugs, and I need the money for drugs”…….well! I jumped up with my children and went to find the manager, to get this guy thrown out! The manager was busy, and I waited on the other side of the restaurant for him to come out. In the meantime, I stood, in my church clothes, and railed on and on to the waitress; urged her to call the cops, and explained to her that he was driving away business….the man could have a gun and try to rob us, and her! I waited about 10 minutes, and then decided that I should go check on my husband….after placing my children at a booth far, far away.
  
When I returned, I found my husband sitting right next to the man, praying with him. With tears streaming down, leaving white streaks through the dirt on his cheeks..the drug addict looked up and told me, “THIS IS A GOOD MAN!”….While I wanted the man led out the door, my husband led him to Jesus Christ! While I wanted to get away from the man, my husband gave him our phone number! God said to me, I heard his voice loud and clear, say, ‘who is REALLY more spiritual?”….I knew it wasn’t me! It was ME who needed the work in the marriage!
  
I was tested, and found to need more refining by fire.
 
  
My own beloved oldest daughter became just like that man. She became a filthy drug addict, who lived on the street and begged for money. It is a long, long story…which does not yet have a happy ending. The Lord is still working this out, but I know He will have victory, one day.
  
But, I just have to tell you one more story, about people having their beliefs tested; to see if they really are willing to live out what they say….
  
About 3 years ago, my daughter ended up in jail, 600 miles from home. It was the first time she was in jail, and when I actually found out about how serious her problems were. My husband was in Iraq at the time. I had 3 other children at home, who I could not leave. We would not post her bail. We knew she would just jump bail, and we might never see her again. But, we wanted her to know that like Jesus Christ, we hate her sin, but love her. We wanted her to turn to the Jesus she had accepted as a child; and to see the Love of Jesus was always there. And so, since I could not be there to physically visit her; I emailed 5 churches in the area where she was; to see if anyone would be willing to visit my drug addicted daughter in jail. It is one of the things Jesus told us to do, isn’t it? Out of the five, only one church even responded. Three people volunteered to visit her. They wrote me and said they would, although the pastor sent me a questionnaire on her history, before he would go visit her.
 
None of those people actually visited my daughter–ever.
 
I called my pastor for help and support. I had never called a pastor before. His answering machine picked up. He never returned my call. I received a letter in my “snail mail”….that I was suppose to call my deacon for such emergencies.
 
I was asking for help, like the man in the restaurant. And just like I had done to him, I was being met by people who wanted me to go away. They didn’t want to be bothered.
 
But, 2 weeks later, I got an email from a friend of the church secretary, in the town where my daughter was serving time in jail. She wrote to me,AFTER she had visited my daughter! She had heard about my daughter from her friend, and decided to visit her. She brought my daughter gifts, even though she didn’t have much money herself. She ended up visiting my daughter, witnessing to her 3 days a week, for 2 months, until my daughter got out of jail.
What a wonderful witness this was to my daughter….and to all of us, her family. Phone calls from jail are expensive, and snail mail takes a long time. I can not over emphasize how much this woman’s reports to us about our daughter, meant to us! This witness of Jesus’s love in action, by a middle aged woman, living in public housing, was one of the most important lessons of our lives.  My daughter said that she could not believe that a person who did not even know her, would go to all the trouble that it is to visit someone in jail—and that it HAD to be Jesus who would enable a person to do this. 
This little lady ministered to the body of Christ better than any amount of money, meals, flowers , cards or a well presented sermon ever could. Personal, relational contact is what we need. It is what God did when He became a man, isn’t it?
 
This lady was tested, and she didn’t need to go back into the fire…
Be like her; not like me. Hang on to what you believe, and live it out.

Before we all freeze to death! –OOPS! Sadly, that is exactly what has happened in Miami:

Southern Cal summer, coldest in decades

Miami’s first cold weather death–1-15-10

 Okay, here is the latest on Global warming:

Dozens die in Europe as temperatures drop

Persistent cold, wet weather delays crop harvests, worries farmers

 

 Truly, “global warming” which is leading to the jobs busting, “cap and trade” legislation; is a farce. A modern tale of “Chicken Little” telling us that “The sky is falling”!  Be ye informed, do not merely be a sheep who believes the propaganda thrown at you. Check it out yourself. Study the facts.

….check out these websites, I update often with new stuff:

 

Snow during Australian Summer

 

2006 saw snow in Aussie Summer too…no changing temps

 

 

3,000 Low Temp Records Set This July!

 

Coldest July 21 in Nashville’s recorded history

 

May, the coldest in NZ history!

 

First North Dakota June Snowfall in 60 years!

 

Wisconson has coldest June 6 ever

  
Parts of California see coldest temps since 1893…
  
 
 
Alaska glaciers grew this year, thanks to colder weather…
  
 
 
Cold temps in Oregon break 118-year-old record…
  

  

Wicked: Coldest Temps In Over A Decade

First Day With A Low Colder Than -10 In Chicago Since 1999

  

  
  

  
  

 
Actually people, we may be in trouble due to global COOLING! And it isn’t man made–and there is nothing MAN can do to help it or fix the problem.
 
The sun has had very little sun spot activity in the last year.  In fact, the last time the sun had such little activity, was in 1913. 
So called  “Global Warming” can be attributed to an increase in solar activity during the 20th century. This is NOT man made. But now, the solar cycle is on a down turn, thus mounting colder weather around the world.
 
Colder weather, means earlier frosts and a shorter growing season. This could cause food shortages.
 
Combine that, with the shifting of the magnetic poles; and we have a real catastrophe for the human race! Ice core studies have proven that the EASTERN half of Antarctica has actually been growing in density and area, for the last 30 years. While the WESTERN half of Antarctica has been melting. This is but one proof that seems to confirm the theory of shifting magnetic poles.
 
 
 
 
 
Pollution, bulging landfills, and denuding forests isn’t good for humanity and wildlife, for it causes cancer and other diseases. We should continue our efforts to clean up our planet, for our own good.  But, “global warming” is a tactic being used by certain upper classes as a means to control the lower masses. While they, people like Al Gore,  live exactly the way they please, consuming mass quantities of energy; flying around the world at the drop of a hat, living in large houses, driving SUV’s and limos; they seek to prohibit anyone else from enjoying such benefits. This modern day aristocracy seeks to elevate themselves and enslave the rest of the populace to finance their lifestyle; by crying out “GLOBAL WARMING, GLOBAL WARMING…STOP! TAX! REGULATE! PROHIBIT!…yet, people like our President and his wife, jet off to New York for dinner; and those who finance their meal, never leave the trailer; because federal regulations closed the factory where they worked.
Ronald Reagan always use to say that the scariest words you will ever hear are:
I am from the government and I am here to help….”
 

Late spring snowstorm surprises Utahns
Record low of 32 set at Spokane airport today (5-24-10)

In an interview with “Canal Plus” television of France, Barack Hussein Obama (who has recently started to use his middle name while away from our nation) the President stated,

I think that the United States and the West generally, we have to educate ourselves more effectively on Islam. And one of the points I want to make is, is that if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world. ….”

In April, while he was visiting Turkey,  BHO commented that ‘Americans did not consider themselves a Judeo/Christian nation.’ 

Well, he is certainly right that Brian Williams of NBC news is anxious to begin a new era of muslim royalty tradition, as he became the first news anchor in history to BOW to a President of the United States!

Mr. Obama gave a speech today and stated that,

Difficult days lie ahead. More jobs will be lost. More plants will close. More dealerships will shut their doors, and so will many parts suppliers. “But I want you to know that what you’re doing is making a sacrifice for the next generation.”

But, where is HIS sacrifice? What is he sacrificing? He is spending what little money we have, on himself…no sacrifice from the White House!

This past weekend, the President flew his wife to New York City,  to enjoy a dinner and a Broadway play.  It cost the American taxpayer $24,000! Mr. Obama said that he had promised his wife a broadway show, ‘after the election was over’.

Wasn’t the election over  about 7 months ago?  He had 3 months after the election before he took the oath of office. Why didn’t Mr. Obama fulfill his promise BEFORE he became President, and pay for it himself?

Why should people, who will never be able to afford a trip to New York City or see a Broadway play, have to pay for his expensive night out?

Where is HIS sacrifice? How about a “sacrifice” for THIS generation?!

It is not like there is nothing to do,  at the White House! In Washington D.C. the President has a box at the Kennedy Center, for his use whenever he wishes to use it.  Right now, “Ragtime” is playing there. Also in the Wasthington D.C. area,  there are the other following theatre venues:

  • Atlas Performing Arts Center
  • Bethesda Theatre
  • Black Box Theatre, Indian Head
  • Carter Barron Amphitheatre
  • Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
  • Corner Store
  • DC Arts Center
  • Ford’s Theatre
  • Mead Theatre Lab
  • National Theatre
  • Source
  • Strathmore Music Center
  • The Shop at the Fort
  • Warehouse Theater
  • Warner Theatre
  • Wolf Trap
  • Playing around and about the D.C. area are some excellent plays; “Looped, Crazy face, Tartuffe, 1001, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Rent, Radio Golf, 9-5, Rosa de dos Aromas, The Pavilion, Design for Living, and Legacy of Light.”

    Also, the White House itself, employs 5 star chefs and all manner of entertainment.  It has a movie theatre, a bowling alley, swimming pools. And any entertainer in the business would love to be invited to come over for a private performance. What could be more romantic than that?

    But, no. Obama spared no amount of OUR money….spending $24,000 for his little trip to NY….

    Ronald Reagan always said that whenever he went to a communist country, he would see the people of the country begging for food, living in grass huts; and all of a sudden,  up drives a Rolls Royce and out steps the Communist Party leader.

    Sounds very familiar to what we are living out in the United States.

    These people SAY they want everyone to live in the “middle class”…but truly, they just mean “everyone else”…they want and DO live a high class lifestyle on our money. They take our money away from us, so that they can do what we will never be able to afford to do.

    IT IS WRONG!

    People, vote out every single incumbant. Everyone. We need to clean house in Washington D.C.! Get rid of the professional politicians who only line their own pockets. We need to stop voting in lawyers and put in some working people.