August, 2003

Jesus is the way
Jesus is love

Seek first the kingdom of God

Love one another

May your faith grow


(August 31, 2003 7:20 AM CDT)

Jesus said to the 72,
"The harvest is rich
but the workers are few;
therefore ask the harvest master
to send workers to his harvest."
Luke 10:2

There is work to be done.
There are people that need to know.
Go into the fields of this world.
Find the lost.
Tell them about Jesus.
Tell them that he loves them.
Bring in a great harvest of souls.

(August 30, 2003 7:56 AM CDT)

I thought that the Declaration of Independence
in Washington, D.C.
was protected by argon gas, but I'm wrong.
It is protected by
99 percent helium and 1 percent water vapor
at 35 percent relative humidity.
I was wrong.
I was confused.

This morning I'm listening to
Billy Graham's Hour of Decision
"The Cross (Part 1)" on this link.
It has Evelyn Husband talking about
her husband Rick Husband
that was killed on February 1st, 2003
in the shuttle Columbia.

"How lovely is your dwelling place,
O Lord of hosts!"
Psalms 84:2

Come and see.
Come see the house of the Lord.
Let him dwell with you.
Let him build.
The Lord is beautiful.
He is the architect.
Let him build the foundation.

(August 29, 2003 6:22 AM CDT)

(Update at 8:35 AM:
I just got back from the grocery store
and look what I bought.

Maybe Hostess won't go under now.)

"O Lord, your kindness reaches to heaven;
your faithfulness, to the clouds."
Psalms 36:6

The Lord is kind and merciful.
He will forgive your sins, if you ask.
Jesus, forgive me.
I have sinned.
I have done wrong.
Help me to do what is right.
Have mercy on my soul.

(August 28, 2003 6:08 AM CDT)

(Update at 9:00 PM:
Here is a picture of my
keyboard at work.
Notice the second line: Q W E S T.
I switched the "R" and "S" today.
After work I went to Creighton University
to take about 130 pictures.
I picked out the best ones here.

This is a car that I found that was running.
I could have got in it and just drove away.

Not too smart.

Here are the images of Mars
taken by the Hubble Bubble Telescope
(that's what I call it) yesterday.
I'm impressed.

"I will not leave you orphaned;
I will come back to you."
John 14:18

Jesus is here.
You are not alone.
You have nothing to worry about.
Be at peace.
A few people I know are sick or need surgery.
Jesus, I lift them up to you.
Be with them today.
Heal them, Lord.
Thank you for hearing my prayer.

(August 27, 2003 6:10 AM CDT)

You may ask, "What is the
most expensive painting in the world?"
The answer is on this link above
or this link .

I hear that fewer people are buying Twinkies ,
since Krispy Kreme has come to many towns.
My favorite doughnut is Glazed Devil's Food.
Next time you are at the grocery store
buy some Twinkies to help the company out.
We can't let a good company go under.

"I assure you, brothers and sisters,
the gospel I proclaimed to you
is no mere human invention."
Galatians 1:11

The Bible is inspired by God.
These are words from God to you.
They are a love letter.
Read them often.
Treasure them dearly.

(August 26, 2003 6:09 AM CDT)

(Update at 8:41 PM:
Here are some pictures from today.
This is a
church on 1st Avenue
in Council Bluffs (CB).
Next is the
Double Tree Hotel
in the morning sun at 16th and Dodge.
This is a telephoto of
Dodge Street
with lots of holes in it downtown.
Would you believe this is the main street in town
all torn to pieces?
Here are some
cool flowers
in my parent's backyard.
This is on
Hwy 92
in CB at South 15 Street.
We received some rain today,
so I washed my car after work
at Cal's in CB on Hwy 92.

Tonight Mars will be as close to Earth
as it has been in 60,000 years.
If I read the information correctly on these pages,
the closest time is 8/27/2003 4:46 AM CDT in Omaha.
It is very bright in the sky lately.

"On his return,
Jesus was welcomed by the crowd;
indeed, they were all waiting for him."
Luke 8:40

Are you interested in Jesus?
Do you want to see him?
Do you look for him?
Seek and you will find him.
Jesus, I am looking for you.
Reveal yourself to me.
I want to get to know you.

(August 25, 2003 6:12 AM CDT)

(Update at 7:21 PM:
I got my name in the newspaper today.
It is in the Public Pulse on Page 6B
and title Buffett and California .
Here is the text of it,
because they will delete it after 3 weeks:

Buffett and California
Here are some suggestions for Warren Buffett:
Hire some spin doctors. If that does not work, he should sell his house(s) in California and give the money to the state to help with its budget problems.
Another thought is to pay all the real estate taxes for all Californians for a year. They will love him. Buy/build a nuclear reactor or two and give Californians free electricity for 20 years.
If all else fails, buy the state of California and make Arnold Schwarzenegger king.
Dan Boeckman, Omaha

Here are some pictures from this morning.
This is the
Qwest Center Omaha

and Hilton Hotel.
This is another one of the
Qwest Center Omaha

This is the
Hilton Hotel

The parking lot is covered with rides for

Here is the
Omaha skyline

from Cuming Street.
You almost don't recognize the city.

Have you seen the 4 videos of Ghyslain Raza ?
(Click on "Version Originale", "Version Star Wars",
etc. on this link.)
Here is another link with more videos .
I think he does alright in his performance.
Maybe he will be in the next Star Wars movie.
God bless him and his family.

"You are the light of the world.
A city set on a hill cannot be hidden."
Matthew 5:14

Let your light (saber) shine.
Let the world see what you are doing.
Don't hide.
Be open.
Share your talents.
Make an impact on the world.
May God (the force of the universe) be with you.

(August 24, 2003 7:14 AM CDT)

(Update at 6:26 PM:
Here are some pictures I took today at Offutt Air Force Base
which is about 10 miles south of Omaha.
They had an air show this weekend.

Here is a picture of
my car this afternoon
It needs to be washed.
It was taken at the same spot in Regency
as the picture of my car below without the snow.
Here is a picture of
sunrise yesterday morning

in my neighborhood.
I think this is a new
civil defense siren

along 32nd Avenue north of Center Street.
When I first saw these around Omaha
I thought they were microwave towers,
but they point in different directions
when I would see them from time to time.

Yesterday I looked up the information
on my 1997 Lexus ES300 on Carfax .
My car was first registered on August 1, 1997
in Northbrook, Illinois (25 miles north of downtown Chicago).
It was leased by someone for 3 years.
I didn't know that.
It was never in a major accident
according to the history.
My previous car a 1991 Camry
is in Lincoln, Nebraska at last report
with over 117,000 miles on it.

Nathanael asked,
"Can anything good come from Nazareth?"
John 1:46

Well, I hope so.
Jesus was from Nazareth.
He is the Son of God.
He is the Savior of the world.
He is good.
He is all goodness.

(August 23, 2003 7:05 AM CDT)

"King Herod sent the order
to have John beheaded in prison."
Matthew 14:10

Pray for your leaders.
Pray that they do the right thing.
Lift them up to the Lord.
God be with them to make the right decisions.

(August 22, 2003 5:54 AM CDT)

Yesterday, I got a call from Jim Anderson
402-444-1367 at the World-Herald.
I sent an entry into the Public Pulse
about the controversy with Warren and Arnold
over the amount of property taxes
in California compared to Nebraska.
(Update on 8/27/2003 6:40 AM:
It was printed in the August 25th newspaper.
See above.)
I need to call him back today.

Also, yesterday I was taking a few pictures
at the Westroads Mall in the center court.
It is very beautiful.
A security guard told me
I could not do that without permission.
Say what?
Well, forget that.
You will just have to go there in person to see it.

"Love has no room for fear;
rather, perfect love casts out all fear."
1 John 4:18

God loves you.
What more could you ask for?
Have no fear.
Live with confidence.
Be positive.

(August 21, 2003 6:06 AM CDT)

(Update at 8:12 PM:
I have deleted this movie since it is so big.
Here is a movie of 72nd and Dodge St (3.6 MB)
(if clicking on this "mov" does not work,
right click on it and then select "Save Target As..."
and save it to your hard drive
then run it locally on your PC)
taken at 4:50 PM today.
It doesn't look too bad.
It's just too large of a file.
If you know how to shrink a "mov" file,
let me know.)

"May Christ dwell in your hearts through faith,
and may charity be the root
and foundation of your life.
Thus you will be able to grasp fully,
with all the holy ones,
the breath and length and height
and depth of Christ's love,
and experience this love which surpasses all knowledge,
so that you may attain to the fullness of God himself."
Ephesians 3:17-19

When you invite Christ into your life
wonderful things happen.
You see things as never before.
You are happy.
There is joy in your life.
You learn about God and his creation
and how you fit into the picture.
There is much to explore.
There are so many things to discover.
A lifetime is not long enough.
It continues into eternity.

(August 20, 2003 6:23 AM CDT)

(Update at 8:27 PM:
Here are some pictures from after work.
I took 179 pictures around downtown.
Some came out very nice.
This is Central High School

Next is in the Gene Leahy Mall

in downtown Omaha.
This is the First National Tower

and the new Union Pacific building
as seen from the Mall.)

"With the coming of daylight,
they did not recognize the land they saw.
They could make out a bay with a sandy beach..."
Acts 27:39

They were lost.
They did not know where they were.
They could all drown.
Would they survive?
They dumped many things overboard.
It was scary.
It is a new dawn for you.
It's a new day.
Does it scare you?
Are you concerned?
There is no need to worry.
Jesus is near.
He is right by your side.
He is onboard.

(August 19, 2003 5:58 AM CDT)

(Update at 9:00 PM:
I took about 70 pictures today.
Of them I picked out the best ones.
Many were not in focus
or the color did not look great
or I didn't capture what I was pointing at.
Here is one of my desk at work .
The computer on the left is Windows XP
and the other is Linux (which I rarely use).
The postcards are from Albuquerque and Santa Monica.
I reuse the large calendar with pictures of Alaska
and find a month that the numbers line up for this month.
I have Caller ID and a speaker phone.
I take notes on the back of pieces of paper
where one side is written on and one side is blank.
I always write with blue ink medium point pens.
You can see the desk calendar with "19" for today.
Here is another one of my bookshelf at work .
Aren't you impressed with all the technical titles
(Java, C, SQL, Oracle, Perl, etc.)?
Next is Interstate 80 eastbound during the evening rush hour.
It's near 10th street in Omaha heading for Interstate 29 in Iowa.
It's an interesting picture.
Next is a series of pictures at Mall of the Bluffs
in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Mall 2 - West Parking Lot .
Mall 3 - Penera Bread .
I bought a Cinnamon Crunch bagel there for dinner.
(We had LOTS of food at work today.)
Mall 4 - Sbarro An excellent picture.
Mall 5 - West Parking Lot .
It was overcast with storms not far away.)

Yesterday I bought a digital camera .
Now I need to study how to use it.
Here is a picture I took last night
of my old Canon camera on an end table .
It's almost a work of art (ha, ha).
It is a sharp picture.
Now I can have an Omaha Picture of the Day.

Jesus asked,
"Where are the other nine?"
Luke 17:17

Jesus healed 10 people and
only one returned to thank him.
How sad.
Are you a thankful person?
Are you grateful for what Jesus has done for you?
Thank the Lord today.
Don't disappoint Jesus.

(August 18, 2003 6:01 AM CDT)

It is 78 F degrees to start the day here in Omaha.
That means it is going to be hot today (100 F).

"The earth has yielded its fruits;
God, our God, has blessed us."
Psalms 67:7

From what I can see in the corn fields around Omaha
the farmers are going to have a large harvest.
We thank the Lord for his goodness.
We thank him for feeding us.
We are blessed.
Thank the Lord.

(August 17, 2003 7:34 AM CDT)

I loaded the Google Popup Blocker recently.
It does a good job of blocking popups for free.

"They are blown on the wind
like clouds that bring no rain.
Like trees at the year's end
they bear no fruit, being dead and uprooted.
They are wild ocean waves,
splashing their shameless deeds abroad like foam,
or shooting stars for whom
the thick gloom of darkness
has been reserved forever."
Jude 1:12-13

Are you a wild one?
Are blown from here to there?
Can't you find a place to land?
Your adventure has brought you to Jesus.
He is the answer.
He is what you are searching for.
He is happiness that is out of this world.
Find your adventure in Jesus.

(August 16, 2003 8:12 AM CDT)

"Remain at peace with one another.
We exhort you to admonish the unruly;
cheer the fainthearted;
support the weak;
be patient toward all.
See that no one returns evil to any other;
always seek one another's good and,
for that matter, the good of all."
1 Thessalonians 5:13-15

Do it.
Ask for God's help and do it.
Live the life of grace.
Do good.

(August 15, 2003 6:07 AM CDT)

We pray for the people without power
in the northeast USA and southeast Canada.
God be with them as they cope with this emergency.
On the plus side one man said,
"You can actually see the stars in New York City ."

"Reform your lives!
Turn to God,
that you sins may be wiped away!
Thus may a season of refreshment
be granted you..."
Acts 3:19-20

It is time for a new season.
You need something new.
You need to be refreshed.
Turn to the Lord.
Invite him into your life.
Ask Jesus to forgive your sins.
Start all over again.
Look up and see the stars for the first time
in a long time.
Connect to the one who is all powerful
who made those stars.

(August 14, 2003 6:03 AM CDT)

Last evening I was out for a walk
at the Westroad Mall in Omaha.
I found a package of baby girl socks
from Old Navy on the floor
near Panera Bread on the first level.
I found the first Mom I could
pushing a stroller with another kid walking near
and asked her if she wanted the package of socks.
She said she has two boys and one on the way,
so she did not want them.
3 boys.
God bless her and her family.
I then turned the socks in to
Customer Service near JCPenney
incase someone comes to look for them,
but they won't notice they are missing
until they get home.

"What woman, if she has 10 silver pieces and loses one,
does not light a lamp
and sweep the house in a diligent search
until she has retrieved what she lost?"
Luke 15:8

Maybe you have lost something
and you don't even know it.
You had peace in your life
and now it is gone.
You wonder what has changed
or what is missing.
God did not move you moved.
He is still there.
Go to Customer Service and claim him.
It is there for free.
It has already been paid for at a great price.
And when a free gift is offered to you from God
receive it with joy.

(August 13, 2003 6:04 AM CDT)

Yesterday everyone I work with applied all the updates at
Microsoft Windows Update .
It took about two hours to update my PC at work.
This is because of the virus attack .

"Anyone who is so progressive
that he does not remain rooted
in the teaching of Christ
does not possess God,
while anyone who remains rooted in the teaching
possesses both the Father and the Son."
2 John 1:9

You don't have to go far to see this.
Some people are now teaching that
sin is not a sin .
It is just bizarre.
It is hard for me to believe
that this is happening in a Christian church.
This is so sad.
Pray for them to see the light.
Jesus, come with your truth and light.

(August 12, 2003 6:15 AM CDT)

I think the Claritin does help me.
I think it does make a difference.

"May Christ strengthen your hearts,
making them blameless and holy
before our God and Father
at the coming of our Lord Jesus
with all his holy ones."
1 Thessalonians 3:13

God be with you.
May he bless you abundantly.
May you be holy and pleasing to him.
We look forward to the coming of the Lord.
We wait for that day.
Come, Lord Jesus.
Make a difference in our lives.

(August 11, 2003 6:04 AM CDT)

Yesterday I went to see an IMAX film
at the Omaha zoo .
It is titled Coral Reef Adventure .
It was the second time I have seen the film.
It is something to see.
They had pictures of paradise (Fiji and Tahiti).
Just simply beautiful.

"I know that this man ---
whether in or outside his body
I do not know, God knows ---
was snatched up to Paradise
to hear words which cannot be uttered,
words which no man may speak."
2 Corinthians 12:3

Paul saw the other side.
He saw heaven.
It is there.
As beautiful as Tahiti is,
it is not paradise.
It is not THE paradise.
Seek the Lord,
then you will find true paradise.

(August 10, 2003 7:30 AM CDT)

This morning I am testing out
Claritin to see if it works for me.
So far, it does not.
I will give it a chance.

"You were progressing so very well;
who diverted you from the path of truth?"
Galatians 5:7

It is easy to get lost.
You can lose the way.
Keep your eyes on Jesus.
Stay near to him.
He will work for you.

(August 9, 2003 8:09 AM CDT)

"Without exception,
the crowds that heard Philip
and saw the miracles he performed
attended closely to what he had to say."
Acts 8:6

I'd listen closely too.
Philip had power.
He was in contact with Almighty God.
He was that close.
He worked miracles in the name of Jesus.
Get close to Jesus.
Learn about him.
Listen closely.

(August 8, 2003 6:19 AM CDT)

This morning I downloaded and installed
Eclipse .
It took about 5 minutes.
This is software to develop Java programs.
Click on "downloads" then pick a server and
then "Latest Release 2.1.1".

"Jesus, remember me
when you enter upon your reign."
Luke 23:42

Jesus, have mercy on my soul.
I have done wrong.
Forgive my sins.
Thank you for hearing my prayer today.

(August 7, 2003 6:30 AM CDT)

"The eleven disciples made their way to Galilee,
to the mountain to which Jesus had summoned them.
At the sight of him,
those who had entertained doubts
fell down in homage."
Matthew 28:16-17

It is something to be proved wrong.
When you see the truth it is hard to take.
You swallow hard.
And yet...
to know Jesus is to know truth.
Trust in him.
Trust what he said.
His promises are true.

(August 6, 2003 6:16 AM CDT)

I just love this love song by
Beyonce "Crazy in Love" .
It sounds so cool (all 252 seconds).
It is number 1 in the country.
(I for sure do not understand all the lyrics.
I hope they are not saying anything bad.)
It just sounds neat.

"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his kindness endures forever."
Psalms 106:1

God is good.
He is most kind.
God is love.
He is cooler than any song
we will ever hear in this life.
He is awesome.
He is wonderful.
Make the Lord Jesus number 1 in your life.
He is a new and exciting song
that you never get tired of listening to.
(After you listen to this song above 3 times in a row
it gets a little boring.)
Jesus is new life every morning of every day.
Yo, check him out.

(August 5, 2003 6:12 AM CDT)

We are getting some much needed rain this morning.
Thank the Lord.
I can hear the thunder.

Yesterday I bought a
4-Port Ethernet Broadband Router .
Now both of my computers
can get to the high speed modem.
I can be surfing on two computers
and it does not tie up my telephone line.
And I just found a $10 rebate form at this web site.
(I was wrong about the rebate.
I don't get one,
since I bought it at CompUSA.)

"How shall we escape
if we ignore a salvation as great as ours?"
Hebrews 2:3

You are given eternal life.
Will you ignore it?
Will you say, "I'll check it out another day"?
Salvation is yours.
Grab onto it.
Connect to it.

(August 4, 2003 6:22 AM CDT)

Someone is sending out spam email and
making it look like it came from me.
Would you pray for whoever is doing this?

"He called you through our preaching of the good news
so that you might achieve
the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ."
2 Thessalonians 2:14

You are called.
The Lord is calling you.
He calls you to glory.
He wants you to be the best you can be.
Let him change you.
Jesus, I open my life to you.
Come and change me.
Make me more like you today.

(August 3, 2003 7:09 AM CDT)

Yesterday, I got a cable modem from
Qwest Choice Online in Omaha.
It is fast!
I will run some tests and let you know.
Web pages load quicker.
I had it when it first came out a few years ago.
I helped them test it.
It is half price for a year.
Call 691-1999, if you live west of I-680 in Omaha
and see if you can get it also.
The Qwest Choice TV is only $4.95 per month for a year.
Not bad.
I finished all the Windows Updates very quickly yesterday.
I just loaded two more updates in a minute or two
that are new today.

"On one occasion, while they were engaged
in the liturgy of the Lord and were fasting,
the Holy Spirit spoke to them:
'Set apart Barnabas and Saul for me
to do the work for which I have called them.'"
Acts 13:2

We are called.
God calls us.
The Holy Spirit prompts us.
Will we listen?
Will we respond?
Do we celebrate the liturgy of the word?
Do we ever fast?
God is calling you.

(August 2, 2003 7:37 AM CDT)

Yesterday I recycled my 11 year old computer
from Gateway .
It still worked, but it was very slow.
It had two hard drives in it, which I kept.
I need to erase all the information on them.
It's been sitting around the house
getting dusty for a few years.
In Omaha you can take it to CP Recovery .
It costs 35 cents per pound.
They will take all your old electronic equipment.
I also gave them a calculator
(did not display numbers correctly, very dangerous),
factory radio/cassette out of a 1991 Camry
(it still worked, I should have given it to someone
with a broken radio in their car, oops too late),
modem (way too slow), computer CD player (broken),
Walkman (wornout) and record turntable (broken).
It cost me $32.90 (94 pounds).
It's better than all that ending up in the landfill.

Also, yesterday I did a lot of updates to Windows XP.
You click on "Start" and then "Windows Update."
It probably took 7 hours to install all the critical items.
I only have a 56K modem, but ---
today I get a cable modem, so it should be interesting
to see the difference in download time.

Jesus said,
"I tell you the very stones would cry out."
Luke 19:40

Some people were telling Jesus to be quiet.
They rebuked him and his friends.
You can't silence the truth.
That is the nature of truth ---
it eventually comes out.
Jesus and his ways are not a big secret.
They are there for all to see.
Read the words of Jesus.
See what he did.
You will be amazed.
If you have the internet,
you have access to all this information.
The very circuits cry out to you.

(August 1, 2003 6:20 AM CDT)

Jesus said,
"The one who seeks, finds."
Matthew 7:8

Keep looking.
Keep searching for the truth.
You will find the truth in Jesus.
He is the source of all truth.
Seek him.

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