Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul;
The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;
The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;
The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold,
Yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
Moreover by them your servant is warned,
And in keeping them there is great reward.
Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults.
Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins;
Let them not have dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
And I shall be innocent of great transgression.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.
A bomb exploded inside
In a chapter titled "Selling the War," McClellan says the administration repeatedly "shaded the truth." He also stated, "In the permanent campaign era, it was all about manipulating sources of public opinion to the president's advantage." In what might be the most disturbing statement in the book (at least among those that were released by press reports), McClellan said, "What I do know is that war should only be waged when necessary, and the
So begins Washington's Culture Of Deception by Chuck Baldwin
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
What are your boys doing today? Plugged into a video game? Watching television? Hanging out with fellow teenagers?
He was only thirteen years old when he approached his father with a vision to build his very own home on the family property. Earlier that year his father had called for a father and son conference. The mission: Come up with a five year game plan to help his son David redeem the time for the glory of God.
Now, after years of listening to his father encourage him to redeem the time and prepare for his future marriage and life work, something took. David decided that there was no time like the present—to build his very own house!
But that was not all. David made it clear that his mission was to build the home. This would mean that when God sent him the woman of his dreams, David would be ready to take action, to provide for her and to have a family. The decision to build a home meant tough choices. And David acknowledged that he was making a conscious choice to forgo teenage years of a dating culture, team sports, and entertainment, in exchange for making sacrifices for a woman and a future that would be years away.
So David went about the business of personally studying the building codes, of meeting with the county planning department, and of learning the nuts and bolts of putting together a great architectural plan. David wanted to take the bull by the horns and learn and lead every aspect of the project. And after some thought, his father let him do just that.
One of the benefits of the sweat and effort is that the project has forced David to think very specifically about his duties as a man, and the way he hopes to express love for the future family he hopes God will give him. This means thinking about the size of the closet his wife will need, anticipating the number of bathrooms necessary for a growing family and a home given to hospitality.
David is now sixteen, and the vision of a home is quickly becoming a reality. With a little help from his friends, and three years of perspiration, savings, hard work, and planning, David’s dream home is inching ever closer to completion.
Standing before this amazing structure built by the hands of a sixteen-year-old boy, three things came to my mind. First, fathers have a duty to encourage their boys to invest their time wisely. Dads will either guide their sons to make noble time investments, or sons will squander the precious years of their youth on the activities that will mean precious little to them in twenty years. Second, boys need to make choices. They can invest their time in worldly folly or godly dominion. Both choices tend to yield dividends—but not of equal value. Third, the power of a positive example is stunning. I could not but help to thrill as I watched my own boys start to dream big dreams as one of their dear friends and peers proved that his dream was attainable.
Down with the game boys, up with the sheet rock! May God give us boys of decisive manly action who will someday be fathers of faith and fortitude.
27 All the ends of the world Shall remember and turn to the LORD, And all the families of the nations Shall worship before You.
28 For the kingdom is the LORD’S, And He rules over the nations.
29 All the prosperous of the earth Shall eat and worship; All those who go down to the dust Shall bow before Him, Even he who cannot keep himself alive.
30 A posterity shall serve Him. It will be recounted of the Lord to the next generation,
31 They will come and declare His righteousness to a people who will be born, That He has done this.
Three things I noticed in this passage;
Directly after the great declaration of “All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD,” it identifies these people as family units!
Verse 28 declares that Christ is ruling and reigning over the nations now. He does not rule from a rebuilt temple in
The Scripture declares the glory of homeschooling and multigenerational faithfulness to teach the every word of God to the children He gives us.
Monday, May 26, 2008
and He shall strengthen your heart;
wait, I say, on the LORD!"
"And let the peace of God rule in your hearts,
to which also you were called in one body;
and be thankful."
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Folks, the power of God is in the faithful preaching of the gospel, not in hair gel and contemporary praise bands. I loved my first pastor. He was a PhD, and somewhere in his late 50s, but I hung on his every word. He looked nothing like me. Outside of Christ and His Word, we had nothing in common.
In conclusion, Driscoll and Co. could learn a great deal from leaders like Ron Paul. Here's a conservative, suit-wearing, grey-haired, wrinkled, soft-spoken politician, but he's all the rage with young people of every ilk. Dr. Paul isn't trying to conform to culture. He isn't sporting sunglasses and playing the saxophone on Late Night television. When he's not campaigning, he's in Washington taking on the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, or making his case at a freedom rally. Ron Paul lives by conviction, not conformity, and young postmoderns love him for it. http://www.chalcedon.edu/blog/2008/05/resistant-sectarian-reformed-folks.php
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Ron Paul & Art Robinson
Thursday, May 22, 2008
To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up;
A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away;
A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak;
A time to love, And a time to hate; A time of war, And a time of peace.
What profit has the worker from that in which he labors?
I have seen the God–given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.
I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives,
and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor––it is the gift of God.
I know that whatever God does, It shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, And nothing taken from it. God does it, that men should fear before Him.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Naomi went home to Heaven May 14, 2008
Philip & Susan Crary
James & Linda Gadbury, Oscar Jr. Bailey, Frank Bailey
Valter Adams & his sweet wife
Joe & Helen Crider
James Freeman born in 1923 is the oldest grandchild
and Samuel Stoops born in 1959 the youngest grandchild
of James Sampson Bailey 1861-1951
& Mary Ann (Jones) Bailey's 1881-1974
Lance, Joel Stoops, Regina, Dinah
Jodavid & Jonathan
Regina & her Grandma Mary Stoops
Naomi spent her Sundays with her sister Mary.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Jodavid got his lessons done early and was out,
not noticing the UPS truck.12:14 PM Victor setting up trampoline
The trampoline arrived shortly before noon in five boxes.
It didn't take Victor and Melody long to get it up.
First they formed the big ring of several curved segments,
set these in the air with a ladder at one end and forklift at the other.
It was ready for the stands underneath.
Jodavid just couldn't believe it!
He was in shock for a few minutes before getting on to jump.
12:55 PM YES!
This took till about five PM.
The day was hot, so Victor & Jodavid didn't mind getting a little wet
as I sprayed off the trampoline while we three jumped together
Regina at 5:38PM
We had a lot of fun jumping!
Dinah and I slept on it overnight
in the plesant night air.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Happy Birthday Jodavid!
When mother had contractions in the night, we dressed quickly. Mother curled her hair before going to the hospital. Regina said we had no time because mother was walking very slowly and asked her to tie her shoes. We all got in our "tin can van" and headed toward our preferred Doctor Marconi about half an hour away. Lance (9 1/2 years) from the back of the van yelled "Mom don't push!" then said, "How come he's crying when he's not out yet?" Mother said "He's out yet."
And, through the word of Jesus Christ the Kingdom of God will grow:
"Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David, and over his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and for evermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this." Isa 9:7
Mr.Wooten, in the center of the picture above,
Jodavid wanted to go mow the orchard, but settled for more
Victor is the life of the party playing the "Inventors" game.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
"Good shooting is all between the ears," Ed on mental discipline.
Ed kindly gives us goat's milk each week ,
Which Dinah loves to make kefir and yogurt with.