May, 2010

God is good
Trust in Jesus to save you

God is love

Praise the Lord

Have courage

Worship the Lord

(May 30, 2010 Sun 7:48 AM CDT)

Jesus said,
"I solemnly assure you,
if a man is true to my word
he shall never see death."
John 8:51

It is called eternal life.
You can live forever and ever.
Jesus gives you his word.
Believe in him.
Forget about death.

(May 29, 2010 Sat 9:29 AM CDT)

I had to run off for a job interview yesterday morning at 11 AM.
It was for a technical help desk position in Omaha.
They have 8 weeks of training for the job.

I went across the new and improved
South Omaha Bridge twice yesterday.
It looks very wide and very nice.
God bless all the people that built it.

Last night I bought a cupcake at the new
Jones Bros. Cupcakes near 67th and West Center Road in Omaha.
It cost $2.95 for a Black-and-White cupcake.
It was good but way too expensive.
I won't do that again.
And it did not have a star on it like the other cupcakes.

"So let us confidently approach the throne of grace
to receive mercy and favor and
to find help in time of need."
Hebrews 4:16

Ask for help.
Jesus, help me today.
I don't know what to do.
Grant me your mercy and forgiveness.
You have called me.
I am yours.
I need you.

(May 28, 2010 Fri 9:38 AM CDT)

I won again at a different .NET group meeting last night.
This time I won
Microsoft Office Standard 2007 .
I was the first name called for the many prizes.
I had first pick.
The topic was WCF Best Practices .
Very complex stuff.
He said to be sure to set the option
IncludeExceptionDetailInFaults to "true" when testing.

(May 27, 2010 Thu 9:20 AM CDT)

"Man of God that you are, flee from all this.
Instead, seek after integrity, piety,
faith, love, steadfastness, and a gentle spirit.
Fight for the good fight of faith.
Take firm hold on the everlasting life
to which you were called..."
1 Timothy 6:11-12

Fight for your faith.
Work for the Lord.
Hold on to everlasting life.
God will bless your efforts.

(May 26, 2010 Wed 10:19 AM CDT)

Last night at the .NET meeting everyone won something.
The topic was
Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 Migration .
It was not a large crowd.
I won a Microsoft T-shirt.
All that you had to do was show up to win.

"Both with and in Christ Jesus he raised us up
and gave us a place in the heavens,
that in the ages to come he might display
the great wealth of his favor, manifested by
his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
I repeat, it is owing to his favor
that salvation is yours through faith.
This is not your own doing,
it is God's gift;
neither is it a reward
for anything you have accomplished,
so let no one pride himself on it.
We are truly his handiwork,
created in Christ Jesus
to lead the life of good deeds
which God prepared for us in advance."
Ephesians 2:6-10

It is free.
It is a free gift for everyone.
It has been prepared for you.
Come and see.
Come and meet the Lord Jesus.

(May 25, 2010 Tue 2:35 PM CDT)

"Your plenty at the present time
should supply their need
so that their surplus may one day
supply your need,
with equality as a result.
It is written,
'He who gathered much had no excess
and he who gathered little had no lack.'"
2 Corinthians 8:14-15

Be aware of the needs around you.
Help those that you can.
The Lord in turn will provide for all your needs.
Thank the Lord for his goodness.
Lord, teach us to share what we have.

(May 24, 2010 Mon 8:16 AM CDT)

This was one of the Bible readings at church yesterday.

Jesus said,
"This much have I told you
while I was still with you;
the Advocate, the Holy Spirit
whom the Father will send in my name,
will teach you everything
and remind you of all that I told you."
John 14:25-26

I use post-it notes and
write down lists of things to do.
We need reminders.
The Holy Spirit will remind you
of all that you have learned in the Bible.
Be faithful to what you have been taught.

(May 23, 2010 Sun 8:18 AM CDT)

Yesterday it got warm (88 F degrees) in Omaha.
It was instant summertime.
They say that April 2010
was the warmest ever recorded.

This morning I was watching movies about the
inflatable church .
It takes 5 minutes to inflate it.
They can make about anything into an inflatable.

Here's a video for you.
Resurrection Sunday Dance, Budapest, Hungary
Very cool!

"When the day of Pentecost came it found them gathered in one place.
Suddenly from up in the sky there came a noise
like a strong, driving wind which was heard
all through the house where they were seated.
Tongues as of fire appeared, which parted
and came to rest on each of them.
All were filled with the Holy Spirit.
They began to express themselves in foreign tongues
and make bold proclamation as the Spirit prompted them."
Acts 2:1-4

Today we remember Pentecost.
The Holy Spirit was sent to each of us.
Come, Holy Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.
We need you.

(May 21, 2010 Fri 9:24 AM CDT)

Yesterday I went to the Job Fair in Council Bluffs, Iowa
at the Mid-America Center.
I heard that someone I know went back to work
at the same company where they lost their job.
Thank the Lord.
The US Census needs help in Council Bluffs.
I talked to them at their table.

"Ever since we heard this
we have been praying for you unceasingly
and asking that you may attain
full knowledge of his will
through perfect wisdom and spiritual insight."
Colossians 1:9

I'm praying for you to know God and
to have new spiritual insights.
Take time to pray and meditate each day.
Be open to the teaching of the Holy Spirit.
There is much to learn.

(May 20, 2010 Thu 9:57 AM CDT)

It is a very rainy day here in Omaha
as the Stock Market is having a tough day again.

"With power the apostles bore witness
to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus,
and great respect was paid to them all;
nor was there anyone needy among them,
for all who owned property or houses
sold them and donated the proceeds.
They used to lay them at the feet of the apostles
to be distributed to everyone according to his need."
Acts 4:33-35

Be a witness to the resurrection power of Jesus.
Share with those in need spiritually and materially.
Give your gifts back to God for distribution.
The Lord will provide for all your needs.

(May 19, 2010 Wed 8:53 AM CDT)

Jesus said,
"Some who are last will be first
and some who are first will be last."
Luke 13:30

It is a surprise.
We think we have it all figured out in life
and that is not the way it is.
Wealth and power are not important.
Serve the Lord.
That is what is important in life.

(May 18, 2010 Tue 8:59 AM CDT)

It should be a very nice day
here in Omaha of 74 F degrees.
The sun is shining bright.

"They returned to Capernaum and Jesus,
once inside the house, began to ask them,
'What were you discussing on the way home?'
At this they fell silent, for on the way
they had been arguing about
who was the most important.
So he sat down and called
the Twelve around him and said,
'If anyone wishes to rank first,
he must remain the last one of all
and the servant of all.'"
Mark 9:33-35

Serve others.
Be thoughtful.
Help them.
Don't be silent when Jesus asks you
what you were doing.

(May 17, 2010 Mon 10:14 AM CDT)

"The man who claims to be in light,
hating his brother all the while,
is in darkness even now."
1 John 2:9

Forgive, forgive, forgive.
Live in the light of Christ.
Overcome hate with love.
Forgiveness makes life much less complicated.
Be bright.

(May 16, 2010 Sun 8:23 AM CDT)

I had to work yesterday
going from house to house in the afternoon.
I got my exercise that way going up and down hills.

Here is a scary story on Copy Machines .
It is a nightmare for privacy concerns.

"God chose us in him before the world began,
to be holy and blameless in his sight,
to be full of love..."
Ephesians 1:4

Be holy as your Father in heaven is holy.
Learn from Jesus.
Be led by the Holy Spirit.
Love one another.
You are chosen.
Be a copy of your Father.

(May 14, 2010 Fri 7:31 AM CDT)

Someone robbed the HyVee at 90th and Center in Omaha
just before I got there yesterday around 2 PM.
There were 3 police cars as I approached the store.
I saw the TV people interviewing the employee Marcel.
I had bought a cheeseburger and hot dog from him
a few days before that.
They said there were 3 witnesses.
Pray for the robber and the employee.

Jesus said,
"Yet I have testimony greater than John's, namely,
the works the Father has given me to accomplish.
These very works which I perform
testify on my behalf
that the Father has sent me."
John 5:36

Be a witness to the truth.
Testify to what you believe.
Give praise to your heavenly Father.
Do works that give glory to God.

(May 13, 2010 Thu 12:59 PM CDT)

I just got home from a Microsoft seminar.
They talked about Windows Phone 7 .
They need people to develop applications for it.

"Conduct yourselves, then, in a way
worthy of the gospel of Christ."
Philippians 1:27

You have been given grace.
You have been blessed.
Are you living the gospel?

(May 12, 2010 Wed 8:46 AM CDT)

Paul wrote,
"The favor of the Lord Jesus be with you."
1 Corinthians 16:23

God bless you.
God will bless you and your family.
You are his child.
You are special to him.

(May 11, 2010 Tue 8:21 AM CDT)

Jesus said,
"'Peace' is my farewell to you,
my peace is my gift to you;
I do not give it to you as the world gives peace.
Do not be distressed or fearful."
John 14:27

Peace comes from knowing Jesus.
He is the calm in the storm.
Turn to him.
Follow him to safety.

(May 10, 2010 Mon 6:57 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 at others.
You do the same things.
Check yourself.
Do what is right.
Ask the Lord to keep you
on the correct path to heaven.

(May 9, 2010 Sun 9:02 AM CDT)

One of my relatives had a fire in their car engine yesterday.
Stop your car and get out quickly
if this ever happens to you.
He called the fire department and they sent two fire trucks.
There was lots of smoke in the pictures I saw of the disaster.
The car is toast.
It costs way too much to fix it.

Jesus told this parable:
"The son said,
'Father, I have sinned against God and against you;
I no longer deserve to be called your son.'"
Luke 15:21

We make mistakes.
We are not perfect.
Maybe your life is a disaster.
Ask Jesus to forgive your sins.
He welcomes you back with open arms to hug you.
You are his child.
Jesus, help me.
I have sinned.
Forgive me.
Help me to do what is right.

(May 8, 2010 Sat 11:30 AM CDT)

I just talked to the guy working with the US Census
in my neighborhood.
He was asking a neighbor about a vacant house.

"Indeed, God's word is living and effective,
sharper than any two-edged sword.
It penetrates and divides soul and spirit,
joints and marrow; it judges the reflections
and thoughts of the heart."
Hebrews 4:12

Yes, indeed.
Read the Bible.
Reflect on it.
Read the words of God.
It will clearly show you right and wrong.
Seek what is good.
It will heal your heart.

(May 7, 2010 Fri 9:56 AM CDT)

I had a job interview yesterday.
It was a job posting from the newspaper
so they probably received many applications.

There was a few very strange moments
in the stock market yesterday afternoon around 1:45 PM.
They said that the stock ACN dropped to one penny
and then came back up to close at $41.09.
Something went very wrong.
(Update on 5-8-2010: They changed the low
for the ACN stock to $17.74 for May 6th instead of $0.01.
They deleted some transactions apparently.)

"It is no more than right
that we thank God unceasingly for you, brothers,
because your faith grows apace
and your mutual love increases;
so much so that in God's communities
we can boast of your constancy
and your faith in persecution and trial."
2 Thessalonians 1:3-4

Thank the Lord.
Thank the Lord for your brothers and sisters in Christ.
Pray that their love increases.
Stand tall in times of testing.
Correct what is wrong.
Be constant in faith.

(May 6, 2010 Thu 9:12 AM CDT)

"While Jesus was in Jerusalem
during the Passover festival,
many believed in his name,
for they could see
the signs he was performing."
John 2:23

Believe in Jesus.
See the works that he does.
He changes lives.
He is life.

(May 5, 2010 Wed 10:12 AM CDT)

Someone I know from LHH
found a job in Rochester, New York .
That is wonderful.
God bless him and his family.

Last night I went to the Hollywood Diner
on Abbott Drive in Carter Lake, Iowa.
I had what Warren Buffett had to eat there.
Bill Gates was there also on March 28 for a meeting.

"The next morning Jesus left the town
and set out into the open country.
The crowds went in search of him,
and when they found him
they tried to keep him from leaving them.
But he said to them,
'To other towns I must announce the good news
of the reign of God, because that is why I was sent.'
And he continued to preach in the synagogues of Judea."
Luke 4:42-44

You wonder how different it would be
if Jesus had come when there was
television and the Internet and Facebook around.
There is something about seeing him in person
that he found very important.
He went to many towns to meet people.
People wanted him to stay with them,
but that was not part of the plan.
Your personal witness is very powerful.
Share what you know with those near you in person.
And be open to moving to a new town
if God sends you there.

(May 4, 2010 Tue 7:54 AM CDT)

I had that phone interview yesterday.
The job was to help people with their web sites
and some of the web sites have adult content.
They asked me if I was comfortable with that
and I told them "No."
I am not going to help people with
web sites that are X-rated.
I want a job but that is not the job for me
and what I believe.

Jesus taught,
"Blest are those persecuted for holiness' sake;
the reign of God is theirs."
Matthew 5:10

Be strong.
Stand up for what you believe.
It will cost you.
The Lord will bless you for doing the right thing.

(May 3, 2010 Mon 7:25 AM CDT)

I have a phone interview this morning with someone from California.

Did you see the rainbow in Omaha last night at 8:05 PM?
I took two pictures of it.

. .

"God added: 'This is the sign
that I am giving for all ages to come,
of the covenant between me and you
and every living creature with you:
I set my bow in the clouds
to serve as a sign of the covenant
between me and the earth.'"
Genesis 9:12-13

God has promised.
He made a covenant with all of us.
It is a beautiful reminder.
God is faithful.

(May 2, 2010 Sun 9:24 AM CDT)

I worked yesterday for about 4 hours
going from location to location.
I am sneezing a lot this morning.
Well, that is part of the job
to be outside during allergy season.

"I must go on boasting,
however useless it may be,
and speak of visions and revelations of the Lord.
I know a man in Christ who, 14 years ago,
whether he was in or outside his body I cannot say,
only God can say ---
a man who was snatched up to the third heaven."
2 Corinthians 12:1-2

Paul saw heaven.
He saw paradise.
It does exist.
You can be with the Lord forever.
Believe it.
It has been revealed to you.

(May 1, 2010 Sat 10:30 AM CDT)

I have to work today.
I have not worked on a Saturday in many months.

"Just at that point,
some Jews from Antioch and Iconium arrived
and won the people over.
They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the town,
leaving him there for dead.
His disciples quickly formed a circle about him,
and before long he got up
and went back to the town."
Acts 14:19-20

Miracles do happen.
Form a prayer circle.
Pray for healing.
The Lord will hear you and respond.
Then continue the work of the Lord.

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