October, 2009

Praise the Lord
Give glory to God

All good things come from above

God is love

Have no fear

Trust in the Lord

(October 31, 2009 Sat 10:28 AM CDT)

Last evening at the Westroads Mall there was a lot of people.
It was very crowded.
If you had claustrophobia, you would not have survived.
They had trick-or-treat for the kids.

Jesus taught,
"Seek first his kingship over you,
his way of holiness, and all these things
will be given you besides.
Enough, then, of worrying about tomorrow.
Let tomorrow take care of itself.
Today has troubles enough of its own."
Matthew 6:33-34

Time management.
Focus on today.
The Lord calls you to look to him.
He will show you what to do.
Now is the moment.

(October 30, 2009 Fri 1:09 PM CDT)

My brother had surgery on his knee on Wednesday.
Pray for him and his family.
God bless him and heal him.

Jesus said,
"Anyone who does not take up his cross
and follow me cannot be my disciple."
Luke 14:27

It is not easy to be a Christian.
It takes effort.
It takes strength.
The cross you carry is heavy.
It is a burden.
Ask Jesus to help you.
Pray on your knees.

(October 29, 2009 Thu 8:23 AM CDT)

They say the recession is over.
Thank the Lord.
Many people are still out of work.
Pray for all those still looking for jobs.

"Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus
so as not to lose time in Asia,
for he was eager to get to Jerusalem
by the feast of Pentecost if at all possible."
Acts 20:16

You only have so much time.
Seek the Lord for guidance.
There is work to be done.
Use your time well.

(October 28, 2009 Wed 6:31 AM CDT)

Yesterday I made brownies and a lemon/lemon cake.
I cut up the brownies and froze everything.

My car hit 134,000 miles yesterday
near 84th and Cass Streets in Omaha.
It is still going strong.

"You can depend on this
as worthy of full acceptance:
that Christ Jesus came into the world
to save sinners."
1 Timothy 1:15

Depend on Jesus.
Look to him for your support.
He came to help you and me.
He loves you very much.
Have trust in him.

(October 27, 2009 Tue 8:19 AM CDT)

I just talked to someone that has macular degeneration .
They lived in the neighborhood where I grew up.
They were on my newspaper route.
Pray for them and their family.

Yesterday I started chapter 9 of the SCJP book.

"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

Keep the faith.
Hang in there.
The Lord is going to send you to new places.
Have courage to do the right thing.
The Lord is with you.

(October 26, 2009 Mon 7:00 AM CDT)

I had to move all the bags of leaves
out of the garage to the driveway yesterday.

They did not have organ music at church yesterday at 5:30 PM.
I'm not sure why.
This has happened before.
It is noticeably quiet without them.
Something is missing.
God bless the musicians and singers.

Jesus taught,
"By patient endurance you will save your lives."
Luke 21:19

It takes effort.
It is a daily journey.
Walk with the Lord.
He will lead you on your path to heaven.

(October 25, 2009 Sun 9:04 AM CDT)

Yesterday my brother helped me with raking the leaves.
There are about 20 bags in the garage.
You can smell them.

"The apostles on their return related to Jesus
all they had accomplished."
Luke 9:10

Have you accomplished anything?
Do you have goals?
Ask Jesus for direction.
Ask him for guidance.
He will lead you to accomplish great things
for the kingdom of God.

(October 24, 2009 Sat 10:27 AM CDT)

See if you can get this answer.
This was in the crossword puzzle for October 19, 2009 .
10 DOWN, Tank filler (3 letters).

The other day I was reading about FM 186-2 .
It encapsulates hydrocarbons.

I learned that there are 6 models
of the Prius to pick from.
This guy yesterday said he had #6
with all the options possible.
He said it takes a computer genius to run different things.
He gets over 40 miles per gallon mileage.

One of the people I met yesterday
likes this Bible verse.
It was on her license plate.

"As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives..."
Job 19:25

Jesus is alive.
He lives.
He brings you to life.
Find new life with him.

(October 23, 2009 Fri 6:26 AM CDT)

I met someone yesterday.
They said their dad had passed away
and the funeral was in Minnesota today.
I told her about my dad that also is gone.
It is hard on their birthday
since they are not around anymore.
So pray for her and her family.

I was standing outside in the cold and rain yesterday
on my part-time job for about 5 hours.
I did meet a few people that I knew.
You have to dress warm.

"The next day, when John caught sight
of Jesus coming toward him, he exclaimed:
'Look! There is the Lamb of God
who takes away the sin of the world!'"
John 1:29

Jesus was innocent.
He was without sin.
He died for you and me.
Look and see your salvation is here.

(October 22, 2009 Thu 3:50 PM CDT)

It's been raining most of the day today.

I'm still in chapter 8 of the SCJP book.

"Jesus came toward them (Peter, James and John)
and laying his hand on them, said,
'Get up ! Do not be afraid.'"
Matthew 17:7

Do you live in fear?
Is it too much for you?
Jesus will lay his hand on you.
He will touch your life.
Rise and continue on.

(October 21, 2009 Wed 6:04 AM CDT)

Here's a funny video I was just watching.

I smelled paint when I got home last night.
The new neighbors painted their house yesterday.
They had a painting party with many people helping.
It was a team effort.

Yesterday was my first day on a part-time job.
It is just 20 hours per week.
I signed my name about 20 times on all the forms.
It is something to do to get out of the house
and meet some new people.
God bless everyone there and their families.

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

Watch what you say.
Say positive things.
Speak words of blessing.
Think before you say something.
Be a source of joy where you are.
Jesus, help us to be a faithful witness.
You have sent us to various places.
Touch the lives of the people we meet.

(October 20, 2009 Tue 8:02 AM CDT)

We had 9 people at our networking group yesterday.
One person landed a job in a law office.
That is wonderful.
God bless them and their family.
One of the new people yesterday
said to checkout these web sites:
Freelance Switch
i Freelance
Programmers can bid on jobs to do from their home.

Yesterday was a beautiful 70 F degrees day.
It felt so good to feel the sunshine.

"There is no condemnation now
for those who are in Christ Jesus."
Romans 8:1

Jesus is your salvation.
He will save you from death.
Come to him.
He is the sunshine for your life.
Stay close to him.
It is a free gift.

(October 19, 2009 Mon 6:10 AM CDT)

"On a sabbath day
Jesus was teaching
in one of the synagogues."
Luke 13:10

We have much to learn.
We don't always understand.
Go to Jesus.
Listen to him.
Pray to him for wisdom.
He is the great teacher.

(October 18, 2009 Sun 8:31 AM CDT)

"Many have undertaken to compile
a narrative of the events
which have been fulfilled in our midst,
precisely as those events were transmitted
to us by the original eyewitnesses
and ministers of the word."
Luke 1:1-2

They were excited about what they saw.
They wanted to capture the events.
They wanted to preserve the words they heard.
Read the Bible.
See the amazing things that God has done.
Get excited.

(October 17, 2009 Sat 9:45 AM CDT)

I almost finished chapter 7 of the SCJP book yesterday.

They say we have had the coldest October
so far in Omaha.
So much for global warming.

"The high priest rose to his feet
and addressed Jesus:
'Have you no answer to the testimony
leveled against you?'
But Jesus remained silent."
Matthew 26:62-63

Do you respect Jesus?
Is he important to you?
He is your friend.
Talk to him kindly.

(October 16, 2009 Fri 6:26 AM CDT)

"You must never grow weary
of doing what is right..."
2 Thessalonians 3:13

Hang in there.
Do what the Lord is asking of you.
Be faithful to your calling.
The Lord is with you in your efforts.
Have a strong faith.

(October 15, 2009 Thu 6:13 AM CDT)

I'm in chapter 7 of the SCJP book now.

"Now to him who is able
to strengthen you in the gospel which I proclaim
when I preach Jesus Christ,
the gospel which reveals the mystery hidden for many ages
but now manifested through the writings of the prophets,
and, at the command of the eternal God,
made known to all the Gentiles
that they may believe and obey ---
to him, the God who alone is wise,
may glory be given through Jesus Christ
unto endless ages.
Romans 16:25-27

Give glory to the Lord.
Praise him.
He is very wise.
Seek his wisdom.

(October 14, 2009 Wed 6:25 AM CDT)

"Jesus asked them,
'When I sent you on mission
without purse or traveling bag or sandals,
were you in need of anything?'
'Not a thing,' they replied."
Luke 22:35

Jesus provides for all your needs.
He is the Lord over the entire universe.
Go to him.
Ask for help.

(October 13, 2009 Tue 8:21 AM CDT)

I started chapter 7 of SCJP book yesterday.

I have another job interview tomorrow.

"A leper approached Jesus with a request,
kneeling down as he addressed him:
'If you will to do so, you can cure me.'
Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand,
touched him, and said:
'I do will it. Be cured.'
The leprosy left him then and there,
and he was cured."
Mark 1:40-42

Jesus will touch your life.
He will change you.
He will make you a different person.
Jesus, come and touch me.
Heal me, Lord.
I need you.

(October 12, 2009 Mon 6:20 AM CDT)

I forgot to go to a dinner last night at a church.
I am like losing it.
I did not look at my calendar yesterday.
How could I forget?
I almost forgot that today is my dad's birthday.
I did remember that yesterday afternoon.
Pray for me.

"Can a mother forget her infant,
be without tenderness for the child of her womb?
Even should she forget,
I will never forget you.
See, upon the palms of my hands
I have written your name..."
Isaiah 49:15-16

God will not forget you.
He knows your name.
You are his child.
You are very special to him.
He thinks of you each second.
You are important to him.

(October 11, 2009 Sun 8:17 AM CDT)

I have a job interview tomorrow.
You would think I'd be an expert
on going on job interviews by now.

Well, half the snow is gone.
Yesterday was a bizarre day
with snow and sunshine.
The newspaper said it once snowed
very early on September 29, 1985.
I don't remember it.
It was before the Internet was around.

"Jesus withdrew from them about a stone's throw,
then went down on his knees and prayed these words:
'Father, if it is your will,
take this cup from me;
yet not my will but yours be done.'"
Luke 22:41-42

Take time to pray.
Pray on your knees.
Pray to your Father in heaven.
Do the will of God.
It will not be easy.
Prayer is needed.

(October 10, 2009 Sat 10:22 AM CDT)

It is snowing this morning
but it is melting quickly.
I can't recall it ever snowing
this early in October.

"From the fruit of his words
a man has his fill of good things,
and the work of his hands
comes back to reward him."
Proverbs 12:14

Say the right thing.
Do the right thing.
The Lord will bless your efforts.
Jesus, help us to do what is right.
We need your guidance.

(October 9, 2009 Fri 6:52 AM CDT)

They say snow is coming in the next few days.
All the leaves are still on the trees.
It could bring down some branches.

I'm in chapter 5 of the SCJP book.

I did have the interview yesterday.
They want to train someone in Openlink Endur .
I have never heard of it before.
It has to do with energy commodities trading.
It sounds very complicated.

"The apostles returned to Jesus
and reported to him all
that they had done and
what they had taught."
Mark 6:30

Give a report to Jesus.
How are things going?
Are you making an impact on those around you?
Is it positive?
Be open to what Jesus asks of you.
Ask for endurance.

(October 8, 2009 Thu 8:13 AM CDT)

I got a call yesterday
so I have a job interview today
just north of Boys Town.

"Then Jesus told them:
'Go into the whole world and
proclaim the good news to all creation.
The man who believes in it and
accepts baptism will be saved;
the man who refuses to believe
in it will be condemned.'"
Mark 16:15-16

Believe in Jesus.
He will save you.
He is the answer to your prayers.
Receive this good news with joy.

(October 7, 2009 Wed 6:38 AM CDT)

I started chapter 5 of the SCJP book yesterday.
Some of the test questions are very hard.

"In support of his testimony
Peter used many other arguments,
and kept urging,
'Save yourselves from this generation
which has gone astray.'
Those who accepted his message were baptized;
some three thousand were added that day."
Acts 2:40-41

Read the Bible daily.
Know what Jesus has said.
Defend the truth.
Point people in the right direction.

(October 6, 2009 Tue 6:17 AM CDT and 8:19 AM CDT)

Last night at 6:45 PM I found
a $10 bill at the Westroads Mall.
It was right there on the floor
in plain sight on level one
for anyone to pick up.
You know what that means ---
the people that lost the money
made a donation to the SFH .
God bless them for their donation.
And later I found 13 cents
by the candy vending machines.
I was studying the vending machines
as a business possibility.

"With God there is no favoritism."
Romans 2:11

We are all God's children.
He loves each of us.
Return this love to your Father.
He provides for all your needs.

(October 5, 2009 Mon 6:18 AM CDT)

The Sunday newspaper says they sold a house on my street.
God bless my new neighbors.

"Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus
by command of God our Savior
and Christ Jesus our hope, to Timothy,
my own true child in faith.
May grace, mercy, and peace be yours
from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord."
1 Timothy 1:1-2

You are loved and sent by God.
You are an apostle.
Bring grace and peace to those around you.
God bless you and your efforts
to spread the good news.
Go in the name of the Lord.

(October 4, 2009 Sun 8:56 AM CDT)

I found this nice song the other day.
It is titled The Climb .
There's always going to be another mountain.
Keep the faith.

"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.
I have written this to you
to make you realize
that you possess eternal life ---
you who believe in the name
of the Son of God."
1 John 5:11-13

Look up.
Seek the Lord above.
Possess life that never ends.
Keep climbing.

(October 3, 2009 Sat 10:28 AM CDT)

It looks different outside this morning.
I had my 3 silver maple trees trimmed yesterday.
It looked like fun climbing the trees with ropes
and cutting up branches with the power saws.
The grinder can grind up logs 1 foot in diameter.
I've never seen that before.
God bless them and their families.

I keep reading Chapter 4 of the SCJP book.
It was trying to explain the modifiers:
public, private, protected, and the default package access.

"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

God has given you power.
You can live a holy life.
Lean on the Lord.
Call on the name of Jesus.
There is power in his name.
Do what is right.

(October 2, 2009 Fri 6:19 AM CDT)

"Faith, then, comes through hearing,
and what is heard is the word of Christ."
Romans 10:17

Listen to a good sermon or another sermon .
Attend church each week.
Give worship to God with others.
Join in singing songs of praise.
Live for the Lord.

(October 1, 2009 Thu 6:22 AM CDT and 10:29 AM CDT)

Please pray for a little boy in California
that needs surgery from burns.
God bless him and heal him.

I had oatmeal yesterday for the first time
since I was a little kid.
It smelled like a cinnamon roll
but did not taste like a cinnamon roll.
I don't care for it.

I applied for my driver's license yesterday.
You have to read many signs in the office
to figure out what to do.
Then they give you a piece of paper for a temporary license.
The real license comes to you in a few weeks.
They now use face recognition software
to cut down on fraud.

Jesus prayed,
"I pray also for those
who will believe in me through their word,
that all may be one as you, Father,
are in me, and I in you;
I pray that they may be one in us,
that the world may believe that you sent me."
John 17:20-21

Be one with the Lord.
He is praying for you.
He wants unity of the Spirit.
Believe in Jesus.
Recognize his face.

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