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Daily rules from god

I received this in an e-mail earlier. It was laden with graphics, which I promptly stripped out, But the message is a very good one.

Kudos for sending this one Hank, but try and take it easy on the graphics.

Daily Rules from GOD:

1. Wake Up!! Decide to have a good day. ‘Today is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.’ Psalms 118:24

2. Dress Up!! The best way to dress up is to put on a smile. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. ‘The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at outward appearance; but the Lord looks at the heart.’ I Samuel 16:7

3. Shut Up!! Say nice things and learn to listen. God gave us two ears and one mouth, so He must have meant for us to do twice as much listening as talking. ‘He who guards his lips guards his soul.’ Proverbs 13:3

4. Stand Up!!… For what you believe in. Stand for something or you will fall for anything.. ‘Let us not be weary in doing good; for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good…’ Galatians 6:9-10

5. Look Up!!… To the Lord.
‘I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me.’ Phillippians 4:13

6. Reach Up!!… For something higher. ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, And He will direct your path.’
Proverbs 3:5-6

7. Lift Up!!… Your Prayers. ‘Do not worry about anything; instead PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING.’
Philippians 4:6

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Holy walk in bremen indiana

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The 2008 Holy walk is taking place tonight in Bremen.  Last year on the first night, about 1,400 people walked through the annual Bremen Holy Walk, a reenactment of the journey from Judea to Bethlehem.

I told my daughter that I would take her tonight, and the forecast tonight is calling for 18 deg. so it will be interesting.

Randy.

for 2009 holy walk info :  click here

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Why believe in a god? why wouldn’t you?

The American Humanist Association Launched an Ad Campaign recently, which quite plainly states, “Why believe in a God? Just be good for goodness sake.”

Well, why wouldn’t you believe in a god? If you take a look around the world at the way people treat each other, you will find very few of them “being good for goodness sake”. I personally feel that given the current state of affairs it is obvious that there is little good to be found. In fact you will find many  more that are filled with greed, hate, lust and and deceptiveness.  I would have to ask, Is there nothing more? Is this all that I will ever be? And after asking that question, I  would simply be left with depression, because the only answer would be Yes. the only motivation to be more productive, would be to my need for things, for money if you will. in other words, I would be motivated by greed.

ask yourself this. If we would all be good, for goodness sake, how many of us would be homeless?  how many of us would be hungry? how many of us would be homeless? For that matter, what does it mean to be good?

If you don’t believe in God, then how do you define “good”? would it be the same? after all, you can be good at a great many things. you can be good at farming. You can be good at building. you can be a good salesman, you can be a good plumber, you can be a good bee keeper, you can be a good weapons designer, you can be a good terrorist, you can be a good dictator. you can be good at killing. you can be a good theif. There are so many ways of being good, and so many things to be good at. So which is the right one? and in who’s eyes are any of these good?

So what does believing in God bring to me? for one, it defines what being good is, and what being bad is. it brings me comfort that my friends & family members and I will be some day reunited. it gives me the motivation to better myself, because there is someone who will be pleased with me. It gives me someone to talk to when no one else will listen. and when I feel that I am at the bottom, it gives me strength to rise above where I have landed. and when I am near the end of this life, it give me the assurance that it wasn’t all for nothing.

Comments welcome.

Randy.

A prayer for america, and the world.

Dear lord, in Heaven, the people of this world have lost their way. the entire world is filled with people that love themselves above all. the greedy have taken control of big businesses, and they have gotten rich of the blood of the poor. I see people blessed with abundant wealth everywhere, and yet many on this earth hunger.

I see our leaders attempting to tell us that sodomy is not something to scorn, but something we need to embrace. Do they not know that this is an abomination in you eyes? and if so, shouldn’t it also be an abomination in ours? and then when a Christian tries to explain the evil of the gay life style, we are told we  are the ones who are wrong, and we need to accept them for who they are. this is completely against you and your word.

They also tell us that mothers  have the right to murder the very children they are responsible for bringing to life, as long as they have not been born. What gives us the right to say when life begins? that is a question for You, and cannot be answered by man. an yet hundreds of unborn children are murdered every day, with little or no regard or remorse. Father, please care for their souls.

Father above, you gave us each free will, in the hopes that we would use it for good. and we have failed miserably. We pay so little attention to You, and the teachings that you have left us. the vast majority of us are completely unworthy of your love and forgiveness.

I thank you for the wonderful gift you have given us in your Son, Jesus, as without him, we would all be lost.

Amen.