May, 2008

Love the Lord
Listen to God

Seek Holiness

Turn Toward Jesus

God is Wonderful

Sing for Joy

(May 31, 2008 Sat 10:19 AM CDT)

Jesus taught,
"You know the commandments:
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not kill.
You shall not bear dishonest witness.
Honor your father and mother."
Luke 18:20

Yes, there are 10 Commandments .
Jesus taught about them.
They are important.
Do you follow them?

(May 30, 2008 Fri 6:11 AM CDT)

"Jesus called his disciples over and told them:
'I want you to observe that this poor widow
contributed more than all the others
who donated to the treasury.
They gave from their surplus wealth,
but she gave from her want,
all that she had to live on.'"
Mark 12:43-44

We have a lot to learn.
Don't hold on to money.
Help others.
Give generously.
Help your church.
Jesus, teach us about money.

(May 29, 2008 Thu 6:20 AM CDT)

Paul wrote,
"He has become in truth Onesimus (useful),
for he who was formerly useless to you
is now useful indeed both to you and me.
It is he I am sending back to you ---
and that means I am sending my heart!"
Philemon 1:11-12

Be useful.
Send your heart.
Speak the truth in love.
You are sent by God.

(May 28, 2008 Wed 6:25 AM CDT)

"Jesus said to the two blind men,
'Are you confident I can do this?'
'Yes, Lord,' they told him.
At that he touched their eyes and said,
'Because of your faith it shall be done to you';
and they recovered their sight."
Matthew 9:28-30

We need our sight.
We need to see things.
Jesus, open our eyes.
Give us faith.
Touch our lives.
We want to see the truth.

(May 27, 2008 Tue 6:20 AM CDT)

"Jesus told them,
'This kind you can drive out only by prayer.'"
Mark 9:29

You have power available to you.
Call on Jesus in prayer.
It is there to help you and protect you
and protect your family.
Jesus, surround us with your protection today.

(May 26, 2008 Mon 8:40 AM CDT)

"The hand of the Lord was with them
and a great number of them believed
and were converted to the Lord."
Acts 11:21

The gospel will be proclaimed.
The words will be heard.
Many will hear and come to know Jesus.
They will be converted.
The hand of the Lord will be with them.

(May 25, 2008 Sun 8:21 AM CDT)

"You know that while all the runners
in the stadium take part in the race,
the award goes to one person.
In that case, run so as to win!"
1 Corinthians 9:24

Run to win.
Victory is yours in Christ.
Be a winner.
Lord, help us to be a success.

(May 24, 2008 Sat 9:27 AM CDT)

Yesterday I was reading about log4j .
It is for writing log information in Java programs.

Have you ever seen the hexagon on the north pole of Saturn?
They can't explain it.
It is one of those mysteries.

"Besides, we possess the prophetic message
as something altogether reliable.
Keep your attention closely fixed on it,
as you would on a lamp shining in a dark place
until the first streaks of dawn appear
and the morning star rises in your hearts."
2 Peter 1:19

We know the future.
Jesus will come again.
He will come in victory.
Welcome him into your heart.
Be a bright star.

(May 23, 2008 Fri 8:09 AM CDT)

"At that Peter began cursing, and swore,
'I do not even know the man!'
Just then a rooster began to crow
and Peter remembered the prediction Jesus had made:
'Before the rooster crows, you will deny me 3 times.'
He went out and began to weep bitterly."
Matthew 26:74-75

Share that you know Jesus.
Don't deny it.
He loves you very much.
Tell others about him.

(May 22, 2008 Thu 6:19 AM CDT)

We are right on the edge of some storms this morning.

"By obedience to the truth
you have purified yourselves
for a genuine love of your brothers and sisters;
therefore, love one another constantly from the heart."
1 Peter 1:22

Lift up your brothers and sisters in prayer.
Think of them often.
Help them.
Teach them about Jesus.
Love them.

(May 21, 2008 Wed 6:17 AM CDT)

"At every opportunity pray in the Spirit,
using prayers and petitions of every sort.
Pray constantly and attentively
for all in the holy company."
Ephesians 6:18

We had this Bible verse on May 10th also.
The Lord wants to emphasize this point.
Prayer is very important.
Do you pray daily?
Lift up your family in prayer.

(May 20, 2008 Tue 6:19 AM CDT)

If you type in "home" on Google and search for videos
right at the top you find
Home by Michael Buble .
The song has played over and over for days in my mind.
A very nice song.

Jesus told this story of a son who had left home.
"With that he set off for his father's house.
While he was still a long way off
his father caught sight of him
and was deeply moved.
He ran out to meet him,
threw his arms around his neck,
and kissed him"
Luke 15:20

It is time to go home.
Jesus is watching for you on the road.
He sees you.
Come back to his arms of love.
Home is where you belong.
I want to go home.

(May 19, 2008 Mon 6:19 AM CDT)

Paul said,
"We ourselves announce to you the good news
that what God promised our fathers
he has fulfilled for us, their children,
in raising up Jesus, according to
what is written in the second psalm,
'You are my son;
this day I have begotten you.'"
Acts 13:32-33

Be a son or daughter of God.
Receive the good news.
It will change your life.
It will save you.

(May 18, 2008 Sun 7:41 AM CDT)

"Be not far from me, for I am in distress;
be near, for I have no one to help me."
Psalms 22:11 or 12

Maybe you feel all alone.
Maybe you are in distress.
You are not alone.
Jesus is right with you.
He will help you.

(May 17, 2008 Sat 9:41 AM CDT)

Yesterday I watched this video on the
Aral Sea in Kazakhstan.
The word "ARAL" is in many crossword puzzles
like this one from May 8, 2008.
11 Down: Shrinking sea, 4 letters.
The 4th largest lake in the world (in 1960) is getting smaller.
Many ships are sitting high and dry.
The salt is blowing in the wind.

"Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea,
and the Lord swept the sea with
a strong east wind throughout the night
and so turned it into dry land."
Exodus 14:21

You don't want to be in the desert.
Stay near the life-giving waters from the Lord.
It is cool and refreshing.
Receive the splash of life.

(May 16, 2008 Fri 8:30 AM CDT)

"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

Faith is right there.
It is there for the taking.
Grab hold of it.
Receive Jesus into your heart.
Nothing can stop you.

(May 15, 2008 Thu 6:20 AM CDT)

Peter said,
"When God raised up his servant,
he sent him to you
first to bless you
by turning you from your evil ways."
Acts 3:26

Happiness is yours in Christ.
He truly will bless you.
You will find joy and peace.
Turn from evil and do good.
Jesus, help us to stay close to you
and follow your ways.

(May 14, 2008 Wed 6:26 AM CDT)

John said,
"I have baptized you in water;
he will baptize you in the Holy Spirit."
Mark 1:8

Call on the Holy Spirit.
We need this baptism.
Lord, send us your Spirit.
Come and change our souls.

(May 13, 2008 Tue 6:22 AM CDT)

"In fact, I do all that I do
for the sake of the gospel
in the hope of having
a share in its blessings."
1 Corinthians 9:23

Work for the Lord.
Follow close to him.
The benefits are out of this world.
Be blessed.

(May 12, 2008 Mon 7:34 AM CDT)

How do you check the price of a barrel of oil?
You go to the NYMEX .
You have to agree to conditions to see the price.
It was at $124.17 or $124.71 or $124.70 at last report.
It keeps changing.

"At this they tried to seize Jesus,
but no one laid a finger on him
because his hour had not yet come."
John 7:30

Jesus was God.
He controlled his destiny.
There was a time to be born and
a time to die.
Go to Jesus when you need help.
Call on his name.
Jesus, help me.

(May 11, 2008 Sun 7:36 AM CDT)

Happy Mother's Day!
God bless all the mothers and their families.
That includes about everybody.

"While they were there
the days of Mary's confinement were completed.
She gave birth to her firstborn son
and wrapped him in swaddling clothes
and laid him in a manger,
because there was no room for them
in the place where travelers lodged."
Luke 2:6-7

Jesus has a mother.
He is one of us.
He is God.
He became human.
Make room for Jesus in your life.
Give birth to new life.

(May 10, 2008 Sat 9:35 AM CDT)

"At every opportunity pray in the Spirit,
using prayers and petitions of every sort.
Pray constantly and attentively
for all in the holy company."
Ephesians 6:18

Pray every single day.
Pray to the Holy Spirit.
Come, Holy Spirit.
We need you.
Send us your wisdom and consolation .

(May 9, 2008 Fri 7:59 AM CDT)

Did you see this story a few weeks ago?
It says that maybe a particle accelerator outside Geneva, Switzerland
will create a tiny black hole that will eat the earth .

"After this I saw before me a huge crowd
which no one could count
from every nation and race, people and tongue.
They stood before the throne and the Lamb,
dressed in long white robes
and holding palm branches in their hands.
They cried out in a loud voice,
'Salvation is from our God,
who is seated on the throne,
and from the Lamb!'
All the angels who were standing
around the throne and the elders
and the four living creatures fell down
before the throne to worship God."
Revelation 7:9-11

One day the world will end.
When it will happen we do not know.
There will be a judgment day.
We need to be ready to welcome Jesus at any time.
Stand before the throne.
Come, Lord Jesus.

(May 8, 2008 Thu 6:20 AM CDT)

"We are truly his handiwork,
created in Christ Jesus
to lead the life of good deeds
which God prepared for us in advance."
Ephesians 2:10

God made us.
We are his children.
Be like Christ.
Do a good deed today.
Live for the Lord.

(May 7, 2008 Wed 7:27 AM CDT)

Here is an easy one from the crossword puzzle on April 24, 2008.
This is the city where I live.
55 Down: Missouri River city, 5 letters.

"Paul had just fed the fire
with a bundle of brushwood he had collected,
when a poisonous snake escaping from the heat,
fastened itself on his hand.
But Paul shook the snake off into the fire
and suffered no ill effects from the bite."
Acts 28:3,5

When you walk with the Lord amazing things happen.
The Lord is with you.
He will protect you.
Stay close to him.

(May 6, 2008 Tue 6:22 AM CDT)

"Judas went directly over to Jesus and said,
'Rabbi!' and embraced him.
At this, they laid hands on Jesus and arrested him."
Mark 14:45-46

Be faithful to the Lord.
Do not betray him.
Jesus, help us to be true to you.
We want to follow you always.

(May 5, 2008 Mon 7:50 AM CDT)

"May God have pity on us and bless us;
may he let his face shine upon us.
So may your way be known upon earth;
among all nations, your salvation.
May the peoples praise you, O God;
may all the peoples praise you!"
Psalms 67:1-4

Give praise to God.
Holy is the Lord.
He is worthy of all our praise.
You are awesome, Lord.

(May 4, 2008 Sun 8:24 AM CDT)

Are you ready for your French lesson for today?
This was in the crossword puzzle for May 1, 2008.
51 Across: Je ne sais ____, 4 letters.
You fill in the blank with the missing word.
I knew the answer .
I have heard it before but I have never seen it spelled out.
I took Conversational French a few years ago.

Here is a funny one from the crossword puzzle on May 2, 2008.
6 Down: "More than I needed to know!,", briefly, 3 letters.
"Briefly" means it is an abbreviation.
The abbreviation is a texting shorthand .
I have even used this in conversations in real life
to remark about not needing to hear that from someone.
I don't need to know.

"The person without love has known nothing of God,
for God is love."
1 John 4:8

You need to know that.
God is love.
He loves you very much.
Thank him for his great love.
Merci beaucoup (thanks very much).

(May 3, 2008 Sat 11:07 AM CDT)

I am running my new electric clothes dryer now.
I am watching it closely.
That burning wire a week ago scared me.
I just checked it.
It is fine.

"Conduct yourselves, then,
in a way worthy of the gospel of Christ.
If you do, whether I come and see you myself or
hear about your behavior from a distance,
it will be clear that you are standing firm
in unity of spirit and exerting yourselves
with one accord for the faith of the gospel"
Philippians 1:27

Check yourselves.
What is your behavior?
Are you living for Christ?
Stand firm in the faith.
Jesus, help us.
We need you.
Teach us how to live.

(May 2, 2008 Fri 8:48 AM CDT)

There are huge storms moving into Omaha this morning.
I can hear the thunder.

I played golf last evening for the first time in 2008.
I even got one par at Fox Run in Council Bluffs, Iowa .
They changed the numbers of the holes
from 1-9 to 10-18 and 10-18 to 1-9.
Very Confusing.
Therefore I'm not sure what hole I got a par on.
Maybe hole number 12.

"Some people's sins are flagrant
and cry out for judgment now,
while other people's sins
will appear only later.
Similarly, some good deeds
stand out clearly as such;
even inconspicuous ones
cannot be hidden forever."
1 Timothy 5:24-25

Do good.
Live for the Lord.
Do a good deed every day.
Help others.
That is why you are here.
Jesus, help us.
Give us your strength.

(May 1, 2008 Thu 6:20 AM CDT)

Mary said,
"God who is mighty
has done great things for me,
holy is his name."
Luke 1:49

Have great respect for the Lord.
Lift up his name in praise.
He has done many things for you.
Jesus, thank you.
You are wonderful.

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