January, 2009

Jesus is coming soon
Prepare the way of the Lord

Jesus is the light of the world

Open your heart

God is love

Thank the Lord

(January 31, 2009 Sat 10:24 AM CST)

I caught a cold somehow.
How could that happen?

"But I will sing of your strength
and revel at dawn in your kindness;
You have been my stronghold,
my refuge in the day of distress.
O my strength!
Your praise will I sing;
for you, O God, are my stronghold,
my gracious God!"
Psalms 59:16-17 or 17-18

He is there.
God is there for you.
Ask him for strength.
He is your Strong Tower .
Help me, Lord, I need your strength.

(January 30, 2009 Fri 6:22 AM CST)

"But you, beloved,
grow strong in your holy faith
through prayer in the Holy Spirit.
Persevere in God's love,
and welcome the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ
which leads to life eternal."
Jude 1:20-21

Talk to God daily.
He made you.
You are his.
He loves you very much.
Spend quality time with him.

(January 29, 2009 Thu 6:20 AM CST)

"Let your speech be always gracious
and in good taste,
and strive to respond properly
to all who address you."
Colossians 4:6

Treat others with respect.
Ask Jesus to help you.
Some people are very difficult.
Pray for them.

(January 28, 2009 Wed 6:29 AM CST)

"You must know that your body
is a temple of the Holy Spirit,
who is within ---
the Spirit you have received from God.
You are not your own.
You have been purchased, and at a price.
So glorify God in your body."
1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Be holy.
Be pure.
The Lord calls you to holiness.
You belong to God.

(January 26, 2009 Mon 6:24 AM CST)

Here is a touching story from January 20, 2009 in WDC.
This guy lost his ticket .

On Friday the bus number 2 died at

42nd and Dodge Streets at about 5 PM.
It was on the hill coming from the north side of the intersection.
It is the most dangerous place for your vehicle to die
on this steep hill leading into Dodge Street.
The bus driver called in for help and then he let the bus coast
across Dodge Street to Douglas Street and parked it.
I was in a disaster movie for a second or two.
We abandoned ship and caught another number 2 rescue bus
at 44 and Douglas Streets about 15 minutes later.
The crisis was over.

"The great crowd of Jews discovered Jesus was there and came out,
not only because of him but also to see Lazarus,
whom he had raised from the dead."
John 12:9

Seeing is believing.
They wanted to see Lazarus with their own eyes.
He had come back from the dead.
I would have wanted to see him also.

(January 25, 2009 Sun 8:34 AM CST)

Jesus asked,
"Who, in fact, is greater ---
he who reclines at table
or he who serves the meal?"
Luke 22:27

Jesus flips things.
He gets you thinking.
Don't just sit there.
Help those around you.
Be a servant.

(January 24, 2009 Sat 11:04 AM CST)

"Thus shall all the churches come to know
that I am the searcher of hearts and minds,
and that I will give each of you
what your conduct deserves."
Revelation 2:23

God looks at your heart.
He hears your thoughts.
Is there goodness in your heart?
Are you a thoughtful person?
What will He find?

(January 23, 2009 Fri 6:23 AM CST)

"You can depend on this to be true."
Titus 3:8

The Bible is true.
This is the word of God.
Jesus is the truth.
You can depend on him.
Believe in him.

(January 22, 2009 Thu 6:18 AM CST)

Yesterday my ISP was down,
so I wrote the entry offline.
Then I updated it later in the day
when it came back up.

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

Stay near Jesus.
Read the Bible daily.
You know the truth.
Live your faith.
Stay on the path that leads to eternal life.

(January 21, 2009 Wed 6:32 AM CST)

Jesus taught,
"I am the true vine
and my Father is the vinegrower.
He prunes away every barren branch,
but the fruitful ones he trims clean
to increase their yield."
John 15:1-2

Why clean things up?
Why change our lives?
God has much more planned for us.
We need to grow.

(January 20, 2009 Tue 6:19 AM CST)

God bless our new president today.

Yesterday someone that works on my floor had a baby.
God bless her and her baby and family.

Jesus said,
"Again I tell you,
if two of you join your voices
on earth to pray for anything whatever,
it shall be granted 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 with others.
Worship together.
Give praise to God at church each week.
There is power in Christians gathered together.

(January 19, 2009 Mon 6:22 AM CST)

This morning I'm testing Windows 7 Beta .
I installed it yesterday
on an extra SATA hard drive that I have
for backing up my PC.
So far it is working fine.
I needed an Anti-Virus program,
so I downloaded Norton 360 Beta .
I'm testing that also.

"From that time on Jesus began to proclaim the theme:
'Reform your lives!
The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'"
Matthew 4:17

You need to change.
Jesus calls you to grow each day.
Is anything happening?
Reform your life.

(January 18, 2009 Sun 8:36 AM CST)

I had "Joe the plumber" come yesterday and
clear some drains.
God bless him and his family.

"As for you,
let what you heard from the beginning
remain in your hearts.
If what you heard from the beginning
does remain in your hearts,
then you in turn will remain
in the Son and in the Father.
He himself made us a promise
and the promise is no less than this:
eternal life."
1 John 2:24-25

There you have it.
It is a promise from God to you.
Keep things clear between you and God.
Remain with him.
Stay with him.
Receive eternal life.
It's simple.

(January 17, 2009 Sat 10:15 AM CST)

It is amazing how "warm" 20 F degrees feels
after the below 0 F degrees weather we have had lately.

"I thank Christ Jesus our Lord,
who has strengthened me,
that he has made me his servant
and judged me faithful."
1 Timothy 1:12

Thank Christ.
He is your source of strength.
He is your warmth for the day.
Be faithful to him and his teachings.

(January 16, 2009 Fri 6:26 AM CST)

"Children, obey your parents in the Lord,
for that is what is expected of you."
Ephesians 6:1

God has given you wonderful loving parents.
Respect them.
Listen to them.
Honor them.
Pray for them.

(January 15, 2009 Thu 6:17 AM CST)

It is a cold one this morning in Omaha at -12F.

Jesus said,
"I tell you all this
that in me you may find peace.
You will suffer in the world.
But take courage!
I have overcome the world."
John 16:33

Have courage.
Jesus is with you.
He is your source of inspiration.
He is peace in this troubled world.

(January 14, 2009 Wed 6:21 AM CST)

"After sunset, as evening drew on,
they brought Jesus all who were ill,
and those possessed by demons.
Before long the whole town
was gathered outside the door."
Mark 1:32-33

Everyone wanted to see Jesus.
They wanted to be near to him.
Seek the Lord.
Seek his healing power.
He will change you.

(January 13, 2009 Tue 6:15 AM CST)

"May grace be yours and peace in abundance
through your knowledge of God
and of Jesus, our Lord."
2 Peter 1:2

I pray for you to have peace in your life.
I pray that you will have knowledge of God.
Draw near to the Lord and he will draw near to you.
No Jesus no peace.
Know Jesus know peace.

(January 12, 2009 Mon 6:21 AM CST)

"We do indeed live in the body
but we do not wage war with human resources.
The weapons of our warfare are not merely human.
They possess God's power
for the destruction of strongholds."
2 Corinthians 10:3-4

Call on the name of Jesus.
He is all power.
Walk around your neighborhood and
pray to drive evil away.
Pray for the gangs in your town
to be driven out.

(January 11, 2009 Sun 8:24 AM CST)

Yesterday at Sam's Club at 132nd and L Streets in Omaha
I bought some Grandma's Cookies .
The size of the cookies went down.
They went from 2.75 oz. to 2.50 oz.
This is sneaky downsizing .
You need to look at the numbers.
The price did not go down.
The price stayed the same.
It was $8.82 on 9-6-2008 item 380855
and $8.82 on 1-10-2009 item 380855.
I got smaller cookies for the same price.

"Paul went in to see the sick man and, praying,
laid his hands on him and cured him.
After this happened,
the rest of the sick on the island
began to come to Paul
and they too were healed."
Acts 28:8-9

Paul did not heal them.
Jesus healed the people.
The power comes from Jesus.
Look to Jesus.
He will use us to heal others.
Lay your hands on the sick and pray for them.

(January 10, 2009 Sat 9:45 AM CST)

Jesus said,
"Everyone who practices evil
hates the light;
they do not come near it
for fear their deeds will be exposed.
But they who act in truth
come into the light,
to make clear
that their deeds are done in God."
John 3:20-21

Do you like the light?
Do you like daytime?
Come to the light.
The light of the world is Jesus.
You need light to see.
He will show you the truth.
Plain as day .

(January 9, 2009 Fri 6:29 AM CST)

"So their answer to Jesus was,
'We do not know.'
In turn, Jesus said to them,
'Then neither will I tell you
on what authority I do the things I do.'"
Mark 11:33

Be honest with Jesus.
Tell him the truth.
You can't hide anything from him.
If you are honest with him,
he will share many wonderful truths with you.
Keep the communication open.

(January 8, 2009 Thu 6:15 AM CST)

Jesus taught,
"Blest are the peacemakers;
they shall be called children of God."
Matthew 5:9

We need peace in our world.
There are many wars.
There is way too much violence in Omaha .
Jesus, we need you.
Help us to be peacemakers.
Teach us to love one another.

(January 7, 2009 Wed 6:26 AM CST)

"Love your fellow Christians always.
Do not neglect to show hospitality,
for by that means some have
entertained angels without knowing it."
Hebrews 13:1-2

Show love.
Be thoughtful.
Help others.
They may or may not be angels.
Love them anyway .

(January 6, 2009 Tue 6:16 AM CST)

"See, I write to you
in my own large handwriting!"
Galatians 6:11

Paul had problems with his eyes.
He could not read small print.
We all have our issues and struggles.
Ask the Lord to help you today.
Jesus, be with me and help me.
Help me to read and see good things with my eyes.

(January 5, 2009 Mon 6:19 AM CST)

The brother of someone I work with has died.
Pray for them and their family.
God bless them and comfort them.

"In support of his testimony
Peter used many other arguments,
and kept urging,
'Save yourselves from this generation
which has gone astray.'"
Acts 2:40

Call on the Lord to save you.
We are lost.
We need help.
Jesus, come and save us.
We need you.

(January 4, 2009 Sun 7:48 AM CST)

Here is a video of the fireworks
on the Taipei 101 building in Taipei, Taiwan.
It is one of the tallest buildings in the world.
This is from December 31, 2007.
Very cool.

"God so loved the world
that he gave his only Son,
that whoever believes in him may not die
but may have eternal life."
John 3:16

This is the famous John 3:16 verse.
God loves you.
He loves you very much.
He gave his life so that you could have eternal life.
Receive this free gift from someone that loves you very much.
Then it will truly be a happy new year for you.

(January 3, 2009 Sat 9:58 AM CST)

"The entire populace that had heard Jesus,
even the tax collectors, gave praise to God,
for they had received from John
the baptismal bath he administered.
The Pharisees and the lawyers,
on the other hand,
by failing to receive his baptism
defeated God's plan in their regard."
Luke 7:29-30

The Spirit of God is moving.
It is changing the world.
Are you with the Lord or against him?
Be baptized in the name of Jesus.
Receive God's blessings.
Be part of God's plan.

(January 2, 2009 Fri 6:23 AM CST)

Pray for Ashley that was in a car accident on December 12th.
God be with her and heal her.

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

You have nothing to fear in this new year.
Jesus is with you all the way.
He is there.
Jesus, thank you for being with me always.
You are wonderful.
I trust in you.

(January 1, 2009 Thu 7:46 AM CST)

Happy New Year!
Since it is a new year I have a suggestion:
Read one chapter a day of the Bible.
Start with the Gospel of Matthew Chapter 1 .
Pick a translation that you like from this link above.

Yesterday I was walking at the Crossroads Mall in Omaha
and found a $5 bill.
There is no way to return it to the person that lost it.
I will give it to the Siena/Francis House .
God bless that person and their family this year.

"Such was his intention when suddenly
the angel of the Lord appeared in a dream
and said to him:
'Joseph, son of David,
have no fear about taking Mary as your wife.
It is by the Holy Spirit
that she has conceived this child.'"
Matthew 1:20

We have our plans.
We have our intentions, but God has other plans.
Do not fear the new year.
It brings many new opportunities to serve the Lord.
Be open to what the Lord has to say to you.

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