August, 2006

Praise the Lord
Holy, Holy, Holy

Let everyone praise the Lord

He is holy

Thank the Lord

How great is our God

(August 31, 2006 Thu 6:10 AM CDT)

Yesterday at 4:30 PM all the lights went out at work.
We have no windows in our area.
It was very dark.
It was scary.
I was trying to figure out how to grab my things
and get out of the building.
It was panic time for a few seconds.
After about 30 seconds the lights came back on.
I grabbed my things and walked down the stairs.
Outside in the alley you could hear the generators running.
Afterwards I wanted to tell someone about the experience.
I wanted to tell the people at the bus stop or on the bus.

"Peter and John answered,
'Judge for yourselves
whether it is right in God's sight
to us to obey you rather than God.
Surely we cannot help speaking
of what we have heard and seen.'"
Acts 4:19-20

How can you keep silent
about all that you know about the Lord?
You just have to tell someone.
Speak up.

(August 30, 2006 Wed 6:17 AM CDT)

Jesus said,
"When you stand to pray,
forgive anyone against whom
you have a grievance
so that your heavenly Father
may in turn forgive you your faults."
Mark 11:25

Forgive others.
It is hard, but you must do it.
Jesus has forgiven you.
You in turn forgive other people.
This is important.

(August 29, 2006 Tue 6:09 AM CDT)

My brother found the missing flash drive
last night in his front yard
when he was mowing the lawn.
Good thing it was silver and he saw it.

"Then one of the Twelve whose name was Judas Iscariot
went off to the chief priests and said,
'What are you willing to give me
if I hand him over to you?'
They paid him 30 pieces of silver,
and from that time on he kept looking
for an opportunity to hand him over."
Matthew 26:14-16

It is sad that someone so close to Jesus betrayed him.
How could that happen?
What went wrong?
Judas saw the miracles and healings.
He heard Jesus speak to the crowds.
It is hard to understand.
All for some silver.

(August 28, 2006 Mon 6:07 AM CDT)

Yesterday I lost my old 128 MB flash drive.
I might have lost it at the Mall of the Bluffs .
I will have to call them today and see if it was turned in.
Maybe it is around my house somewhere or in my car.
I was trying to think if anything important was on it.
There are pictures of my trip to Wyoming and Colorado in July.
There are old versions of my Sudoku program source code.

This was the reading last evening at Cathedral .

"As for me and my household,
we will serve the Lord."
Joshua 24:15

Yes, may your house be dedicated to the Lord.
Give Jesus first place in your home.
Pray together as a family.
Serve the Lord with joy and gladness.
God bless all the families.

(August 27, 2006 Sun 7:44 AM CDT)

"O Lord, you have been our refuge
through all generations.
Before the mountains were begotten
and the earth and world were brought forth,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God."
Psalms 90:1-2

Turn to the Lord.
He is there to help you.
He is your refuge from the storm.
Go to him for shelter.
He is the everlasting God.

(August 26, 2006 Sat 7:53 AM CDT)

Yesterday I loaded MySQL to my PC at home.
I was going through the help screens.
It looks like a very useful tool.

"Jesus Christ is the same
yesterday, today, and forever."
Hebrews 13:8

The world keeps changing all around us.
Nothing says the same.
We have one constant.
We have Jesus to look up to.
He has been here a long time.
He is right here with us now.
He is not going away.

(August 25, 2006 Fri 7:41 AM CDT)

Yesterday I loaded MySQL to my PC at work.
It is not too bad from what I have seen so far.
I will have to use it here at home.
It looks very useful.

"All are one in Jesus Christ."
Galatians 3:28

Jesus is a point of unification.
He brings people together.
We are all brothers and sisters.
We all have one Father.

(August 24, 2006 Thu 6:15 AM CDT)

Yesterday I parked at 94th and Dodge
and after work I got off the bus at
90th and Dodge and crossed the street there.
That helped a lot.
It is much safer to cross there than at 93rd.
I did get a little warm walking to the car.

I mowed the yard last night with a dust mask on.
I looked like a dork.
But what can you do?
It is allergy season.
I can't be outside too long this time of the year
or I start sneezing uncontrollably.
I bought a new filter for my air purifier
over the Internet a week ago.
That helps with the pollen that gets inside the house.

"We know that God makes all things work together
for the good of those who love God
and are called according to his decree."
Romans 8:28

Somehow things will work out for you.
You have faith in the Lord.
You love God.
He is watching over you.
He is taking care of you.
Things will come together.

(August 23, 2006 Wed 6:11 AM CDT)

Jesus said,
"I solemnly assure you,
if a person is true to my word
they shall never see death."
John 8:51

Read the words of Jesus.
Be true to them.
He will speak to you.
You will see life everlasting.
It is his solemn promise to you.

(August 22, 2006 Tue 6:10 AM CDT)

Yesterday morning I was in shock.
I received an email telling me about
someone I used to work for had died.
I was praying for them every morning.
God be with them and their family today.

I did an "experiment" yesterday.
I parked my car near 93rd and Dodge in Omaha
and took the bus to work.
There were no problems in the morning,
but after work trying to cross Dodge Street
was very scary.
It was like crossing a 4-lane interstate highway.
People eastbound on Dodge drive very fast.
I won't do that again.

Jesus said,
"Be on your guard.
Let no one mislead you."
Mark 13:5

Be careful what you listen to and read.
Many people will take you away from the Lord.
Guard your faith.
Be watchful.

(August 21, 2006 Mon 6:17 AM CDT)

Take a look at this
diamond in the sky .
How did they do that?

Jesus said,
"Again I tell you,
if two of you join your voices
on earth to pray for anything whatever,
it shall be granted to you
by my Father in heaven.
Where two or three are gathered in my name,
there am I in their midst."
Matthew 18:19-20

Pray together.
Pray in your church.
Pray in your house or apartment or dorm.
Jesus is there in your midst.
He is with you.

(August 20, 2006 Sun 8:21 AM CDT)

I listened to 2 sermons (08/13/06 and 08/06/06) of TC

You would think that Pastor Les
is going to change jobs.
This is from one of the sermons.

Jesus said,
"Come to me, all you who are weary
and find life burdensome,
and I will refresh you.
Take my yoke upon your shoulders
and learn from me,
for I am gentle and humble of heart.
Your souls will find rest,
for my yoke is easy and my burden light."
Matthew 11:28-30

Learn from Jesus.
He is there.
He will help you.
He will lift the burden from your shoulders.
Go to him.
Give him your burden.
You will find rest for your soul.

(August 19, 2006 Sat 7:42 AM CDT)

I'm still working on my Sudoku program.
I added searches for triplets yesterday.
It was very interesting to program it.

"He was in the world,
and through him the world was made,
yet the world did not know who he was."
John 1:10

God has made the universe.
Have you met him yet?
He is there.
Seek to know him.
He will show himself to you.
You can know the Lord.
He is the trinity.
3 persons in one God.
He is a triplet.

(August 18, 2006 Fri 7:15 AM CDT)

We are in the rainy season here in Omaha.
There is more rain this morning.

"Through all this,
the congregations grew stronger in faith
and daily increased in numbers."
Acts 16:5

God bless all the local churches.
May each member increase in faith.
May the leaders be led by the Holy Spirit.
May they increase in size.
God be with them.

(August 17, 2006 Thu 6:14 AM CDT)

"First of all, I urge that petitions,
prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving
be offered for all people,
especially for kings and those in authority,
that we may be able to lead
undisturbed and tranquil lives
in perfect piety and dignity."
1 Timothy 2:1-2

We thank God for the cease-fire in Lebanon .
May there be peace in the world.
God bless all the leaders.
May they do what is right.

(August 16, 2006 Wed 6:09 AM CDT)

"Do not conform yourselves to this age
but be transformed by the renewal of your mind,
so that you may judge what is God's will,
what is good, pleasing and perfect."
Romans 12:2

You should be different.
You should have the mind of God.
You should be pleasing to the Lord.
You will be transformed.

(August 15, 2006 Tue 6:08 AM CDT)

Yesterday I bought a SanDisk 2 GB flash drive at
Best Buy at 75th and Dodge after work.
It was only $45.
I ran a test last night.
It takes about 20 minutes to copy 1 GB
to the flash drive.

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

Grow in faith.
Progress in holiness.
Advance in grace.
Increase in knowledge of God.
Be progressive.

(August 14, 2006 Mon 6:11 AM CDT)

One of my relatives bought a new
Honda Civic Hybrid last week.

"We pray for you always
that our God may make you
worthy of his call,
and fulfill by his power
every honest intention
and work of faith.
In this way
the name of our Lord Jesus
may be glorified in you
and you in him,
in accord with the gracious gift
of our God and
of the Lord Jesus Christ."
2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

I pray for everyone in the whole world
to come to know Jesus.
May his grace and power be in their lives.
May they all receive this precious gift.
All are called.

(August 13, 2006 Sun 8:09 AM CDT)

I "fried" one of the new light bulbs yesterday.
You can't connect them to a dimmer switch.
That destroys the light bulb.

Jesus said,
"Who among you, if he has a 100 sheep
and loses one of them, does not leave the 99
in the wasteland and follow the lost
one until he finds it?"
Luke 15:4

The Lord does not give up.
He is looking for you.
He will not rest until he finds you.
Why be lost?
Be found.

(August 12, 2006 Sat 8:50 AM CDT)

Yesterday I went to Menards in Omaha.
I bought 3 Sylvania fluorescent light bulbs.
I put one here in the computer room.
The light is tinted a little blue.
They use less electricity.
They cost about $4 each, but they last 7 years.
There is a warning message that they contain mercury .

"But God, who gives heart to those who are low in spirit,
gave me strength with the arrival of Titus."
2 Corinthians 7:6

If you are low in spirit, turn to the Lord.
He will lift you up.
He will send you strength.
He will send someone to help you.

(August 11, 2006 Fri 8:02 AM CDT)

"But God is rich in mercy;
because of his great love for us
he brought us to life with Christ
when we were dead in sin.
By this favor you were saved.
Both with and in Christ Jesus
he raised us up and
gave us a place in the heavens,
that in the ages to come he might display
the great wealth of his favor,
manifested by his kindness
to us in Christ Jesus."
Ephesians 2:4-7

Receive the favor of Christ.
It is there for the taking.
It is a free gift to you.
Receive these blessings.
The Lord is most kind and generous.
He is!

(August 10, 2006 Thu 6:13 AM CDT)

"That night the Lord appeared at Paul's side and said:
'Keep up your courage!
Just as you have given testimony to me here in Jerusalem,
so must you do in Rome.'"
Acts 23:11

Have courage.
The Lord is with you today.
He is by your side.
Give your testimony.
Keep up the good work.

(August 9, 2006 Wed 6:19 AM CDT)

Jesus said,
"And yet the hand of my betrayer
is with me at this table.
The Son of Man is following out
his appointed course,
but woe to that man
by whom he is betrayed."
Luke 22:21-22

Be true to the Lord.
Be faithful to him.
Be honest.
Follow the Lord and his ways closely.

(August 8, 2006 Tue 6:08 AM CDT)

We are getting "serious rain" for the 3rd straight day
here in Omaha.
It is different.
We are not used to it raining.

"Do me justice, O Lord,
for I have walked in integrity,
and in the Lord I trust without wavering.
Search me, O Lord, and try me;
test my soul and my heart."
Psalms 26:1-2

Open your heart to the Lord.
Ask him to show you some ways to improve.
The Lord calls you to holiness.
Will you follow in his steps?
Be serious.

(August 7, 2006 Mon 6:10 AM CDT)

Jesus said,
"Let the children come to me.
Do not hinder them.
The kingdom of God
belongs to such as these."
Matthew 19:14

Teach your children and grandchildren to pray.
Tell them about Jesus.
Introduce them to the kingdom.
Learn from them about God and his ways.
The kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

(August 6, 2006 Sun 8:21 AM CDT)

Jesus said,
"It was to none of these that Elijah was sent,
but to a widow of Zarephath near Sidon.
Recall, too, the many lepers in Israel
in the time of Elisha the prophet;
yet not one was cured except Naaman the Syrian."
Luke 4:26-27

God looks at things different than we do.
He sees things that we don't see.
We don't understand the ways of God.
We must trust that he knows what is best.
Jesus, increase our trust in you.
You know everything.
We believe in you.

(August 5, 2006 Sat 8:42 AM CDT)

"With that, Peter invited them in
and treated them as guests."
Acts 10:23

Welcome people to your house or apartment.
Invite them in.
Bless them.
Pray with them.

(August 4, 2006 Fri 6:11 AM CDT)

"Pray perseveringly, be attentive to prayer,
and pray in a spirit of thanksgiving."
Colossians 4:2

I have Post-it notes around my house to "Pray."
We need to be reminded.
We should praise the Lord for his greatness.
We should thank Jesus for all that he has done for us.

(August 3, 2006 Thu 6:13 AM CDT)

"God had made a better plan,
a plan which included us."
Hebrews 11:40

You are part of the plan.
Are you doing your part?
God has made you for a purpose.
You are his child.
Do what he asks of you.

(August 2, 2006 Wed 6:19 AM CDT)

At the end of this month
will be 10 years old.
Wow...has it really been 10 years?

"Jesus said to them,
'What little sense you have!
How slow you are to believe
all that the prophets have announced!
Did not the Messiah have to undergo all this
so as to enter into his glory?'"
Luke 24:25-26

Jesus tells you things.
Do you believe him?
Do you trust in him?
Believe in Jesus.
Have sense.

(August 1, 2006 Tue 6:10 AM CDT)

Pray for someone that had an operation on their foot.
God bless them and their family.
And my left foot has been hurting lately.
Pray for me.
We are getting rain this morning.
Thank the Lord.

"For I am certain that neither death nor life,
neither angels nor principalities,
neither the present nor the future,
nor powers, neither height nor depth
nor any other creature,
will be able to separate us
from the love of God
that comes to us in Christ Jesus, our Lord."
Romans 8:38-39

The love of God is there.
It is there for the taking.
Receive it.
Nothing can keep you from the love of God.

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