August, 2007

He is always there for you
God is love

Listen to the Lord

The Lord is powerful

Seek the Lord with all your heart

Know that He is God

(August 31, 2007 Fri 9:04 AM CDT)

I had a sleep test overnight
at Lakeside Hospital in Omaha on Wednesday.
I don't think I passed the test.
I hardly slept at all
with all these wires connected to me.
I will get the results in a week.

Last night at JCPenneys at the Westroads Mall
I was walking through the store
and a lady thought that I worked there.
I told her that I did not.
Then I asked her what she was looking for.
The parking garage level one.
I pointed her right to the door
on the east side of the building.
I was going there also.
I told her, "I don't want you to be lost."

Jesus taught,
"So I say to you,
'Ask and you shall receive;
seek and you shall find;
knock and it shall be opened to you.'"
Luke 11:9

Ask the Lord for what you need.
He is there to help.
Do you feel lost?
He will give you direction.

(August 29, 2007 Wed 6:18 AM CDT)

Mary said,
"The hungry he has given every good thing,
while the rich he has sent empty away."
Luke 1:53

Use the things of this world
for building the kingdom of God.
You have been blessed.
You are rich.
Give thanks to God each day.
He has been very good to you.
Remember the poor.

(August 28, 2007 Tue 6:12 AM CDT)

I'm looking outside for the lunar eclipse this morning.
I must have missed it.

"Jesus could work no miracle there,
apart from curing a few who were sick
by laying hands on them,
so much did their lack of faith distress him.
He made the rounds of the neighboring villages instead,
and spent his time teaching."
Mark 6:5-6

Faith is important.
Jesus will go to another place
if no faith is found.
Trust in him.
Believe in him.
This is very basic teaching.

(August 27, 2007 Mon 6:10 AM CDT)

"The testimony is this:
God gave us eternal life,
and this life is in his Son.
Whoever possesses the Son possesses life;
whoever does not possess the Son of God
does not possess life."
1 John 5:11-12

Jesus is the way.
He is the only way.
You need him in your life.
You need eternal life.
Possess it.

(August 26, 2007 Sun 8:08 AM CDT)

Yesterday I "fried" that refurbished PC.
It lasted 5 days in my house.
I put 2 new memory modules in it
and turned on the power.
The power supply started to spark.
I found a loose piece of metal inside the PC.
It was a piece that came loose in shipping apparently.
There is a second piece of metal missing.
I can't find it this morning.
I turned the PC upside down looking for it.
These are the pieces for expansion cards that
you remove on the back of the PC.
I wonder if everything that was it is destroyed.
It had 2 160GB hard drives and a DVD player,
1GB of memory and a 19-inch monitor.
I am not happy.
Oh my.

"Whom would you say I am trying
to please at this point ---
men or God?"
Galatians 1:10

Try to please the Lord.
He is the one to impress.
Offer your life to him.
Look to him.

(August 25, 2007 Sat 8:21 AM CDT)

Jesus told a story,
"The owner then gave his devious employee
credit for being enterprising!
Because the worldly take more initiative
than the other-worldly
when it comes to dealing
with their own kind."
Luke 16:8

It takes thinking.
God gave you a brain.
Use it for good.
Take credit.
Be enterprising.

(August 24, 2007 Fri 8:50 AM CDT)

"At this Jesus said to them,
'Do not be afraid!
Go and carry the news to my brothers
that they are to go to Galilee,
where they will see me.'"
Matthew 28:10

There is no need to worry.
Jesus is with you.
Do not be afraid.
He is by your side.
Trust in him.

(August 23, 2007 Thu 6:10 AM CDT)

I hear the thunder this morning.
I did a restore on a refurbished Pentium 4 PC yesterday.
Windows XP does great except for a few drivers to load.
Vista just would not work.
Vista had to be reinstalled to get it going again.
Acronis and Vista don't get along.

"I declare before God
that what I have just written is true."
Galatians 1:20

Paul knew the Lord.
He is telling you what he knows.
It is the truth.
See and believe the truth.

(August 22, 2007 Wed 5:58 AM CDT)

It is that time of the year to sneeze.
I have my air purifier running right now.
That helps a lot.
Here are two places for pollen counts in Omaha:
(This web site is unbelievably slow.)

"Jesus said to them,
'I solemnly assure you,
it was not Moses who gave you
bread from the heavens;
it is my Father who
gives you the real heavenly bread.
God's bread comes down from heaven
and gives life to the world.'"
John 6:32-33

What is this heavenly bread?
Do you know?
Are you hungry for it?
Just ask Jesus for this bread.
It is food for your hungry soul.
Ask and you shall receive.

(August 21, 2007 Tue 6:08 AM CDT)

We had a storm go through Omaha
last evening after 7 PM.
The sirens were sounding and day became night.
It was constant lightning.
The storm had a direct hit on Omaha / Council Bluffs
moving from the west to east.
And I got another PC yesterday.
It is refurbished from someone on
How many computers do I need?
It is another Pentium 4 2.8 G Hz.

"Jesus returned a third time and said to them,
'Still sleeping?
Still taking your ease?
It will have to do.
The hour is on us.
You will see that the Son of Man
is to be handed over
to the clutches of evil men.
Rouse yourselves and come along.
See! My betrayer is near.'"
Mark 14:41-42

Evil is not far away.
It is dark outside.
You need to be prepared for the battle.
Don't be asleep.
Pray for the strength that you need.
God be with you.

(August 20, 2007 Mon 6:09 AM CDT)

Yesterday, I was at my brother's house.
He has a Wii .
We were playing tennis.
I wonder how it works.
I was hitting the ball after it went
past me and bounced off the wall behind me.
I was kind of slow at first.

"Praise the Lord, all you nations;
glorify him, all you peoples!
For steadfast is his kindness toward us,
and the fidelity of the Lord endures forever."
Psalms 117:1-2

Give glory to God.
Praise the name of Jesus.
He is worthy of all our praise.
Don't be slow to respond to his love for you.

(August 19, 2007 Sun 8:01 AM CDT)

"But when the kindness and love
of God our Savior appeared,
he saved us;
not because of any righteous deeds
we had done,
but because of his mercy."
Titus 3:4-5

You need someone.
You can't make it by yourself.
You need someone to save you.
Ask Jesus for help.

(August 18, 2007 Sat 11:00 AM CDT)

Well, today I'm trying to get everything
working on my 320 GB hard drive
and then I am going to back it up.
I reinstalled Windows XP yesterday.
Hopefully that is the last time that I do it.

"I am sure of this much:
that he who has begun the good work in you
will carry it through to completion,
right up to the day of Jesus Christ."
Philippians 1:6

Trust in the Lord.
He will see you through this to the end.
Have complete confidence in him.
He can work miracles.
You will accomplish great things.

(August 17, 2007 Fri 6:13 AM CDT)

My electric bill has gone way down from last year.
It is less than 50% of what I used a year ago.
The insulation in the attic and the new
windows and CFLs has really helped.
I got Vista working again last night.
It had an error about a missing partition
after I moved partitions around on
my 320 GB hard drive.
I just need to fix the BCDEDIT.exe entries somehow.
It says that I don't have the authority
to change the settings.
That is what I hate about Vista.
You can't change things.
You fight the computer.
I fixed it before.
I can't remember how I did it.
Maybe I went into "safe" mode for Vista.

"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.'
Then they began to argue among themselves
as to which of them would do such a deed."
Luke 22:21-23

Who would do such a thing?
How could you betray Jesus?
It is a scary thought.
Stay near to him always.
Go to him with your questions and concerns.
You are safe with him.

(August 16, 2007 Thu 6:07 AM CDT)

Yesterday I saw Dr. Franco.
I'm seeing all my doctors this month it seems.
God bless him and all that work in his office.
Still no cavities
(except for that wisdom tooth that was pulled).

"Like a sure and firm anchor,
that hope extends to beyond the veil
through which Jesus, our forerunner,
has entered on our behalf,
being made high priest forever
according to the order of Melchizedek."
Hebrews 6:19-20

You need an anchor in a storm.
You need help.
You can't make it on your own.
Ask Jesus to run before you.

(August 15, 2007 Wed 6:13 AM CDT)

"After beginning in the spirit,
are you to end in the flesh?"
Galatians 3:3

Was God once close to you?
Is He now far away?
Come back to Him.
Come back to the Spirit.

(August 14, 2007 Tue 6:16 AM CDT)

"There was a disciple in Damascus named Ananias
to whom the Lord had appeared in a vision.
'Ananias!' he said.
'Here I am, Lord,' came the answer.
The Lord said to him,
'Go at once to Straight Street,
and at the house of Judas
ask for a certain Saul of Tarsus.
He is there praying.'"
Acts 9:10-12

You will see visions.
The Lord will send you to people.
Be open to the Spirit.
It will lead you to Straight Street.

(August 13, 2007 Mon 6:11 AM CDT)

The last few days I have been moving
partitions around on various hard drives.
I am getting close to fixing the
problem with the 320 GB hard drive.
It only allocated 18 GB to the "C" drive.
That is not very much to work with.
I am making it 100 GB as I move things around.
That Acronis software is very useful.
When I backed up the entire 320 GB hard drive
it created a 92 GB file of the 148 GB in use.

"Jesus withdrew from them about a stone's throw,
then went down on his knees
and prayed in these words:
'Father, if it is your will,
take this cup from me;
yet not my will but yours be done.'
An angel appeared from heaven to strengthen him."
Luke 22:41-43

Lord, send an angel to me today.
I need your help to do your will.
I pray for strength.
Help me, Lord.

(August 12, 2007 Sun 7:41 AM CDT)

Have you seen this video of the traffic
on the I35 bridge ?
It is interesting
the people that wanted to help
and those who turned around to get away.

"Should anyone ask you
the reason for this hope of yours,
be ever ready to reply,
but speak gently and respectfully."
1 Peter 3:15-16

Tell others about what you know.
You know that Jesus is wonderful.
Speak the truth in love.
The world needs some good news.
You are right where it is happening now.
Don't turn and run away.

(August 11, 2007 Sat 8:03 AM CDT)

Yesterday I discovered a mole is attacking my backyard.
I don't want to poison it.
I need to find another way.
Maybe trap it and take it far away.
My refurbished computer is gone.
I gave it away.
It even ran code9.exe
faster than my new computer.
Well, there is another computer on the way.
One thing I bought recently on was
Acronis True Image 10 .
It will take exact copies of partitions on hard drives.
Very interesting.
I just need a hard drive big enough to use it.
Can you tell I am getting addicted to
Why pay $800 for a computer if you can get
something very close for $400?
I bought detergent with Febreze in it recently.
It smells great, but burns my eyes
for a day around the house after doing the laundry.

"At one point, children were brought to Jesus
so that he could place his hands on them in prayer.
The disciples began to scold them, but Jesus said,
'Let the children come to me.
Do not hinder them.
The kingdom of God belongs to such as these.'"
Matthew 19:13-14

Bring your children to the Lord.
Tell them about Jesus.
Read the Bible to them.
Lay your hands on them and bless them.
Listen to your children.

(August 10, 2007 Fri 6:53 AM CDT)

"May God the Father and
the Lord Jesus Christ
grant the brothers peace
and love and faith.
Grace be with all
who love our Lord Jesus Christ
with unfailing love."
Ephesians 6:23-24

You need grace to make it through today.
You need peace.
It is all yours in Jesus.
He loves you very much.

(August 9, 2007 Thu 6:12 AM CDT)

"Son though he was,
he learned obedience from what he suffered;
and when perfected,
he became the source of eternal salvation
for all who obey him..."
Hebrews 5:8-9

We follow Jesus.
He suffered.
He was made perfect.
He is the way to eternal life.
We obey him.

(August 8, 2007 Wed 6:08 AM CDT)

Jesus taught,
"Once there was a rich man
who dressed in purple and linen
and feasted splendidly every day.
At his gate lay a beggar named Lazarus
who was covered with sores.
Lararus longed to eat the scraps
that fell from the rich man's table."
Luke 16:19-21

Jesus wants you to think about the poor.
He wants you to help them.
He wants you to learn from them.
What will you do today?

(August 7, 2007 Tue 6:05 AM CDT)

Pray for someone that works on my floor.
They need surgery for an aortic aneurysm .
God be with him and his family.

"He will bring to light
what is hidden in darkness
and manifest the intentions of hearts.
At that time,
everyone will receive his praise from God."
1 Corinthians 4:5

Have a heart.
Have a heart for God.
Receive praise from the Lord.
He will bless you.

(August 6, 2007 Mon 6:10 AM CDT)

"God has not called us to immorality but to holiness;
hence, whoever rejects these instructions
rejects not man, but God
who sends his Holy Spirit upon you."
1 Thessalonians 4:7-8

You are called to holiness.
You are to live a life of grace.
Be a blessing to others.
Be an inspiration.
God loves you.
Be all that you are meant to be in Christ.

(August 5, 2007 Sun 7:47 AM CDT)

Please, pray for someone that I work with.
They had surgery a few days ago.
God bless them and their family.

"For you have rescued me from death,
my feet, too, from stumbling;
that I may walk before God
in the light of the living."
Psalms 56:13 or 14

The Lord is there to help you.
You don't want to stumble.
He will teach you to walk by faith.
It is not easy.
Hold on to his hand.
He will take you to the light.

(August 4, 2007 Sat 8:47 AM CDT)

Yesterday I went for my annual physical (I missed last year) to
Dr. Dunning near 168th and West Center Road in Omaha.
He is in a new building.
I had a hard time finding the building.
I even looked at Google Earth ahead of time.
Everything was new.
The receptionist that I talked to on 3rd floor was Kathy
and she had some little sign about Jesus on the wall
and a greeting card with a cross made of flowers.
They put me in exam room 33.
You know how I like the number 3.
They had 4 flags outside the doors
to indicate some status about the patient in the exam rooms.
Good idea.
Always something new.
I need some of those flags for my office cube
or maybe around the house.
They gave me a tetanus shot.
The doc said I needed it.
He did not even ask if I wanted it.
I would have said no.
I have not had one since I was a kid.
I can't think too much about it or I will get faint.
I hate shots.
I don't know why.
I did not even feel it.

"I will ask the Father
and he will give you another Paraclete ---
to be with you always:
the Spirit of truth,
whom the world cannot accept,
since it neither sees him nor recognizes him;
but you can recognize him
because he remains with you and will be within you.
I will not leave you orphaned;
I will come back to you."
John 14:16-18

You are not alone.
You have the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
You are loved by God.
He cares dearly for you.
Fly the flag of glory.

(August 3, 2007 Fri 7:20 AM CDT)

We pray for all the people killed and
injured in the Minneapolis bridge collapse .
God be with them and their families.

Jesus said,
"Or take those 18 who were killed
by a falling tower in Siloam.
Do you think they were more guilty
than anyone else who lived in Jerusalem?
Certainly not!
But I tell you,
you will all come to the same end
unless you reform."
Luke 13:4-5

Even 2,000 years ago tragedy stuck.
Accidents will happen.
We need to be prepared.
Be ready to meet the Lord.
Reform your life.

(August 2, 2007 Thu 6:20 AM CDT)

"The Lord was moved with pity
upon seeing her and said to her,
'Do not cry.'
Then he stepped forward and
touched the litter;
at this the bearers halted.
He said,
'Young man. I bid you get up.'
The dead man sat up and began to speak.
Then Jesus gave him back to his mother.
Fear seized them all and
they began to praise God."
Luke 7:13-16

It is an amazing thing.
Jesus has pity on us.
He will stop us.
He will touch us.
He will bring us back to life.
I wonder what the young man had to say.

(August 1, 2007 Wed 6:11 AM CDT)

"Now that we have been justified by faith,
we are at peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Through him we have gained access by faith
to the grace in which we now stand,
and we boast of our hope for the glory of God."
Romans 5:1-2

You have been given the key.
Will you use it?
Will you open the door?
Will you learn all about faith?
The access has been given to you.

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