August, 2008

God loves you
Trust in the Lord

Place your heart in God's hands

Change your life

Look up to heaven

Sing for joy --- your salvation has come

(August 31, 2008 Sun 6:58 AM CDT)

We won so everyone in Nebraska should be happy today.

"I trust in the Lord;
my soul trusts in his word.
My soul waits for the Lord
more than sentinels wait for the dawn."
Psalms 130:5-6

Put your trust in Jesus.
Lean on him.
He is the word.
There is joy each dawn.
Let the sun/Son rise in your heart.

(August 30, 2008 Sat 7:49 AM CDT)

"A discussion arose among them as to
which of them was the greatest.
Jesus, who knew their thoughts,
took a little child and placed the child beside him,
after which he said to them,
"Whoever welcomes this little child
on my account welcomes me,
and whoever welcomes me
welcomes him who sent me;
for the least one among you is the greatest."
Luke 9:46-48

I want you to imagine that you are that child.
You are that little boy or girl standing next to Jesus.
What do you see?
What do you hear?
You look up to Jesus since he is much taller than you.
You can touch Jesus.
He is talking about you.
How do you feel standing right next to Jesus
and everyone is looking at you?
Enjoy the moment.
There is much to be learned.
I wonder what happened to this little child.
How did they turn out?

(August 29, 2008 Fri 6:38 AM CDT)

Jesus taught,
"For this reason, I tell you,
the kingdom of God will be taken away from you
and given to a nation that will yield a rich harvest."
Matthew 21:43

The USA has been blessed.
We have more that we could ever need.
We have very talented people.
Use the gifts that the Lord has given to you.
Build the kingdom of God.

(August 28, 2008 Thu 5:34 AM CDT)

This morning I'm installing Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1
on my backup computer (Sparky) to see what it is.
I just had to reboot the PC (of course).
I'm testing my work web sites.
So far it looks like it works fine.
You Tube works.
Spring2Life works.
You can listen to KGBI FM 100.7 online streaming.

Twice now I've driven across the new Pacific Street at I-680 bridge
in the last two days.
You can hardly see the white lane markings.
I will have to take some pictures and show you today.

"May mercy, peace, and love be yours
in ever greater measure."
Jude 1:2

May God bless you today.
May he give you joy in your heart.
May you feel his peace.
Receive his mercy and grace just by asking.
Know that He loves you very much.

(August 27, 2008 Wed 6:20 AM CDT)

Yesterday I was riding the elevator at work with someone
that said they liked the bumper sticker on my car:
"Spring Back To Life With Jesus".
If you want a free bumper sticker,
just send me your snail mail address.
You don't have to worry about being put on a mailing list
because we don't have one.

The day lilies arrived yesterday.
I planted them last night in the dark at 9 PM.
You had to get them in the ground before they died.

"Work with your hands as we directed you to do,
so that you will give good example
to outsiders and want for nothing."
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

Yes, work.
Do your job well.
Others are watching you.
Be a positive person.
Bless others that you work with.
Be a good example.
Be grounded/planted in Christ.

(August 25, 2008 Mon 6:01 AM CDT)

I heard this song yesterday at the Westroads Mall
in Omaha at about 1 PM.
Steven Curtis Chapman - Cinderella
They play it often on KGBI 100.7 FM in Omaha.

"Herod questioned Jesus at considerable length,
but Jesus made no answer."
Luke 23:9

You would think Jesus could say something.
It is hard to explain.
There was no response from God but silence.
There are times not to say anything
just listen
and pray for that person.

(August 24, 2008 Sun 8:26 AM CDT)

The PC-cillin did not fix the problem with my PC yesterday.
I had to restore my entire hard drive to August 16, 2008.
It took about 2 hours to restore it.
I backup my computer once a week.
The problem was in the IE7 browser and it did not go away.
It kept popping up new windows of advertisements.

I bought some Stella d'Oro Day Lily seeds
from someone in Elyria, Ohio on
They are really beautiful.

"They shall look on him whom they have pierced."
John 19:37

"I will pour out on the house of David
and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem
a spirit of grace and petition;
and they shall look on him
whom they have thrust through,
and they shall mourn for him
as one mourns for an only son,
and they shall grieve over him
as one grieves over a firstborn."
Zechariah 12:10

This is a prophecy.
Zechariah was written about 500 years
before Jesus was born.
Jesus was pierced by a sword on the cross.
Prophecy was fulfilled.
Jesus is the one.
There is no other.

(August 23, 2008 Sat 9:52 AM CDT)

My computer has been invaded.
It is popping up extra browser windows
without me doing anything.
It is some AdWare.
I am running a full scan on my PC with PC-cillin.
So far it has found 4 problem items.
I think I got the software in trying to find a new laptop.
I have been going to many web sites reading about laptops.
I must have picked up the AdWare there.
I'm trying to find a new laptop with Windows XP instead of Vista.
It is not that easy to do.

"Stop lying to one another."
Colossians 3:9

Tell the truth.
Be an honest person.
Be a person of your word.
If you can't tell the truth, don't say anything.
No comment.
Look to Jesus.
He is the way, truth and life.

(August 22, 2008 Fri 6:18 AM CDT)

Here is your Spanish lesson for today
from the crossword puzzle of August 19, 2008.
17 Across: Hand, in Honduras, 4 letters.
Here is a link on Spanish body parts .
I only recognized eye = el ojo.

Jesus said,
"As the Father has sent me,
so I send you."
John 20:21

Well... you have a mission.
Will you accept it?
Will you do your part?
You have been sent to bring light to the world.
Eye to eye.

(August 21, 2008 Thu 3:17 PM CDT)

"Thus it was that John the Baptizer
appeared in the desert,
proclaiming a baptism of repentance
which led to the forgiveness of sins."
Mark 1:4

John came first.
He pointed to Jesus.
He was the messenger.
Point others to Jesus.
Be a messenger.

(August 20, 2008 Wed 5:57 AM CDT)

"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.
Rejoice always, never cease praying,
render constant thanks;
such is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
Do not stifle the Spirit.
Do not despise prophecies.
Test everything; retain what is good.
Avoid any semblance of evil."
1 Thessalonians 5:14-22

Take a look at the list above.
How are you doing?
Ask the Lord for help with this.
Jesus, help us to be like you.
Send your Holy Spirit to us.

(August 19, 2008 Tue 6:10 AM CDT)

"That is why every one of you
who judges another is inexcusable.
By your judgment you convict yourself,
since you do the very same things."
Romans 2:1

Don't point fingers.
You convict yourself.
Love your neighbor.
Be thoughtful.
Be kind to them.
Pray for them.

(August 18, 2008 Mon 6:15 AM CDT)

There was good news about my company this morning.
Thank God we did not have a strike.

We saw the Thunderbirds in Bellevue, Nebraska yesterday.
At 1:11 in the video 4 of them cross paths.
They started at 4:09 PM for a 35 minute show.
Very cool.

"The place where they were gathered shook as they prayed.
They were filled with the Holy Spirit and
continued to speak God's word with confidence."
Acts 4:31

Pray with confidence.
Shake things up.
Soar above your world.
Go with the Spirit of God.

(August 17, 2008 Sun 7:52 AM CDT)

Do you remember this picture from March, 2004?
It is the Hubble Ultra Deep Field .
10,000 galaxies are in this picture.
It is still amazing 4 years later.
You look at this picture and zoom in and
it just leaves you speechless.
Wow --- there is just so much there in this tiny spot in the sky
where they pointed the telescope for several days.
We just can't imagine who God is to make all this.
I checked out a DVD from the Omaha Public Library downtown titled
Hubble: 15 Years of Discover .
I watched it for free.
You put your name on a waiting list and
they call you after a few weeks.
You can keep the DVD for 2 weeks.

Jesus said,
"And know that I am with you always,
until the end of the world!"
Matthew 28:20

And the God who made all this loves you.
He cares about you.
He is concerned about you.
That is too much.
He gives you new abundant life for free each morning.
Take it and fly with it.
Check it out.

(August 16, 2008 Sat 10:11 AM CDT)

Here is a Bible question for you
from the crossword puzzle on August 12, 2008.
5 Down: Old Testament prophet, 6 letters.

I was just watching this video of Joy Williams .
I like her music.

"Brothers and sisters,
I want to remind you of the gospel
I preached to you,
which you received and
in which you stand firm."
1 Corinthians 15:1

Stand for Christ.
Stand up and be counted.
He is the one.
There is no other.
Be a prophet in 2008.

(August 15, 2008 Fri 2:53 PM CDT)

"Wisdom from above, by contrast,
is first of all innocent.
It is also peaceable, lenient, docile,
rich in sympathy and the kindly deeds
that are its fruits, impartial and sincere.
The harvest of justice is sown in peace
for those who cultivate peace."
James 3:17-18

Peace is found in Christ.
May his wisdom be your wisdom.
Be a person of good deeds.
May your harvest be fruitful.

(August 14, 2008 Thu 6:08 AM CDT)

"Wherever your treasure lies,
there your heart will be."
Luke 12:34

What is important to you?
What do you hold tightly?
That is where your heart is also.
Treasure the Lord and his goodness.
Have a heart for him.

(August 13, 2008 Wed 6:08 AM CDT)

Here is a question from a recent crossword puzzle on July 25, 2008.
5 Down, 3 letters:
Biblical subject of an 1846 Edward Hicks painting.
The painting is on this link near the bottom.

"Here begins the gospel of Jesus Christ,
the Son of God."
Mark 1:1

Have a new beginning.
Start over.
Hear the good news of Christ.
Paint a new chapter in your life.

(August 12, 2008 Tue 6:10 AM CDT)

"We brought nothing into this world,
nor have we the power to take anything out.
If we have food and clothing
we have all that we need.
Those who want to be rich
are falling into temptation and a trap."
1 Timothy 6:7-9

Do you want to be rich?
Do you want everything this world has to offer?
Beware of the trap.
Ask Jesus to teach you what is important.
Thank him for your food and clothing.
Thank him for the gift of faith.
It is priceless.

(August 11, 2008 Mon 6:16 AM CDT)

Yesterday afternoon near 16th and Vinton in Omaha
I saw a sign on the sidewalk that said: ABIERTO .
I did not know what it meant so I looked it up.
It has been a long time since I have studied Spanish.

"So may God, the source of hope,
fill you with all joy and peace in believing
so that through the power of the Holy Spirit
you may have hope in abundance."
Romans 15:13

Where does your hope come from?
Is it yourself?
Is it money?
Is it the future?
Your hope is in Christ.
There you will find hope in abundance.

(August 10, 2008 Sun 8:38 AM CDT)

Did you see Michael Phelps
win the gold medal last night for swimming?
Even the president was there.
He was in Omaha a few weeks ago.

"Jesus said to Simon,
'Do not be afraid.
From now on you will be catching men.'
With that they brought their boats to land,
left everything, and became his followers."
Luke 5:10-11

Swim for the Lord.
Have no fear.
Give up everything.
Follow him.
Make a difference.

(August 9, 2008 Sat 9:02 AM CDT)

Did you see the opening ceremonies
of the Beijing Olympics last night?
to see highlights of them on this link.)
That was something to see.
So many amazing things...
The footsteps.
The drummers.
A 230 foot LED screen.
The waves of boxes.
The symbol for harmony .
Things coming out of the floor.
How did they do that?

"See how tiny the spark is
that sets a huge forest ablaze!"
James 3:5

Use your tongue to bring harmony.
Let there be peace on earth.
You can change your world.
You make an impact.
Light the torch for the glory of God.

(August 8, 2008 Fri 8:40 AM CDT)

It is 8-8-08.

"A second time Jesus bent down
and wrote on the ground."
John 8:8

What did Jesus write in the dust?
It would be interesting to see.
Some think he wrote the sins of those watching him.
One by one they left.
The other night at Siena/Francis House
a poster on someone's office door said something like:
What do you do when no one is watching ?
Are you accountable?

(August 7, 2008 Thu 6:16 AM CDT)

Please pray for someone that used to work on my floor.
They found out that they have cancer.
Pray for her and her family.

"When Jesus had finished speaking he said to Peter,
'Follow me.'"
John 21:19

Jesus says to follow him.
Stay near to him.
Get to know him.
Learn from him.
He is the way, truth and life.

(August 6, 2008 Wed 6:16 AM CDT)

"Wherever Jesus put in an appearance,
in villages, in towns, or at crossroads,
they laid the sick in the market places
and begged him to let them touch
just the tassel of his cloak.
All who touched him got well."
Mark 6:56

You need the healing touch of Jesus.
Find him.
Search for him.
He will change your life.

(August 5, 2008 Tue 6:17 AM CDT)

Yesterday I got a haircut at the Crossroads Mall
at 72nd and Dodge Streets in Omaha.
The person there was bored.
Pray for her and her family.
God bless her.

"Therefore submit to God;
resist the devil
and he will take flight.
Draw close to God,
and he will draw close to you."
James 4:7-8

Follow the Lord.
Stay near to him.
Drive evil away.
Be holy.

(August 4, 2008 Mon 6:13 AM CDT)

"Never act out of rivalry or conceit;
rather, let all parties
think humbly of others
as superior to themselves,
each of you looking to others' interests
rather than to their own."
Philippians 2:3-4

Think of others.
Be thoughtful.
Help them in any way you can.
Be of service.
God has given you talents --- use them.

(August 3, 2008 Sun 8:33 AM CDT)

The check out guy at the grocery store was having a hard time yesterday.
He forgot his name tag and his boss was upset with him.
He was not having a good day.
I told him about my job and getting woke up at 1:30 AM
two nights in a row last week by the pager.
Pray for him and his family.

"Do not be led astray any longer.
'Bad company corrupts good morals.'
Return to reason, as you ought, and stop sinning.
Some of you are quite ignorant of God;
I say it to your shame."
1 Corinthians 15:33-34

Who are your friends?
Who do you spend time with?
Do they lead you closer to the Lord or farther away?
Check it out.
Think about it.
Don't be led astray.
Be near those who are positive and focus on Jesus.

(August 2, 2008 Sat 6:51 AM CDT)

The newspaper said there is a new search engine

Yesterday I found a few songs that I like.

Believe Brooks & Dunn

When I Get Where I'm Going Brad Paisley

My Wish Rascal Flatts

"Jesus asked Martha,
'Do you believe this?'
'Yes, Lord,' she replied.
'I have come to believe that
you are the Messiah, the Son of God:
he who is to come into the world.'"
John 11:26-27

Believe it.
Jesus is the one.
There is no other.
Trust in him.
My wish is that you find Jesus.
Search and you will find him.

(August 1, 2008 Fri 7:19 AM CDT)

Jesus said to him,
"Away with you, Satan!
Scripture has it:
'You shall do homage to the Lord your God;
him alone shall you adore.'"
Matthew 4:10

Worship the Lord.
Give praise to him.
Him alone shall you adore.
Drive Satan away.

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