Saturday, April 7, 2012

May you and yours have a blessed and safe Resurrection Day...

I've never forgotten the story a fireman tells of a fire he was in charge of as captain. Knowing that the house was fully involved and not salvageable, he noticed the family, a mother, father and small boy standing nearby. Slowly he walked up to them to break the news..."I'm sorry folks, there's no way we can save your home." The child's response surprised him when the boy grabbed his parents by the hands and said, "Oh no mister, this is my home, we just lost our house..."

...the time has come for me to yet again look for a house for my family--not a home, a house. It is going to require me to sell down more of my models to finance the incidentals, and walk in a faith heretofore untested. Quite frankly, a mortgage is out of the question to me, yet another reminder that I've never owned a house and that years of toil and improvements on the places I've lived in and "owned", have only been to the ultimate benefit of others--something that doesn't inspire me a whole lot moving forward. Rent is absurd around here, and the current career track looks short, it's been a long two weeks... Never mind that there are a couple of radio preachers telling me to just claim my material blessing by faith..."Lord, please bless those two circus clowns with padlocks on their mouths...may their Mercedes Benz be found running over their Edward Greens with their feet still in them instead of their mouths, Amen"

Posts will be sporadic from here on out, my prayer is that the Lord bless and keep each of you, my readers and your families...

And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.

And they remembered his words...
--(Luke 24:4-8)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Isaiah 8:11-22

For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying, Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.

Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.

Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples. And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him. Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion. And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward. And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.