Monthly Archives: September 2012

I am learning t…

I am learning things the hard way.  We have a loan with deferred interest on our roof and windows.  Just realized if we don’t pay it off, almost $5000 of interest will go on our account.  So it is leading me to seek refinancing.  We have made some dumb choices. But that dumb choice led to this realization. Romans 8:28. Reading Numbers this morning, reminds me.  Only after a year they wanted to go back to Egypt.  they had seen the Red Sea part, the 10 plagues that delivered them, yet would not trust and obey the Lord through Moses.  

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September 28, 2012 · 1:44 am

I didn’t see Clint Eastwood and the chair at the Republican convention but many have commented on it. So I searched and here it is. It is rambling, a little disjointed. In some ways he tackles all politicians, but it is our country and we all have a responsibility to pray and to vote and to

 seek the Kingdom of God. Many have died before us for the right to elect our leaders, for us to have the freedom of the vote. So as Michelle said last night: vote. The issues before this country are not easy. In some ways Obama is right, we didn’t build it. Everything we have received is a gift. The Constitution is a gift. Our inalienable rights are a gift. But we are to build on the foundation others have laid for us. But it is the freedom of opportunity. The Psalmist says “Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord.” Both parties forget that. I recommend “When Helping Hurts”. Early in the book it hit me to repent and say God forgive us. A century ago the social gospel/evangelical debate caused the evangelical wing to abandon the church’s role in social justice ie Luke 4. And where the church stepped out, the government stepped in. There was a false dichotomy which led many of us to abandon the public sphere. Luke 4 and John 3 need to be held together. And in II Chron 7:14 we are called to repent, to turn from our wicked ways. It also begins with humility to acknowledge our complacency, whatever and the promise is that God will heal our land and forgive our sin. Peter said judgment begins at the house of the Lord. God help us to be salt and light. And as Clint closed
“Make My Day”.

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Back porch

My Dad was good at fixing things but I didn’t learn much from him.  I replaced some lattice on the back porch as we have new renters coming in two weeks.  So trying to get the duplex ready.  That was some sense of accomplishment.  Now to clean up the mildew on the back steps.  Then I had to straighten out our phones.  I hate contracts.  Had gotten Cody another phone thinking it wouldn’t add anything but my bill went up $30  month and then it was too late to turn in the phone.  And when we had gotten it, ATT put a block on all our phones. Now I know why I couldn’t download APPS and use the ones I had.  Dealing with these kind of things pales with those who have flee for their lives because of trusting in jesus.  Just got an email from Ala who had to leave sudan and was being held in immigration detention.  He is now free, but must still report.  Since I have this blog i wanted to add something to it.

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Sept 4

Had a good visit with Mary of Sudan with her 2 children. She spoke 5 times of her journey from Islam to faith in Jesus Christ.  Praying for her father and having God answer in bringing  back to life led her to give her life to Jesus as Savior and Lord.  Pray the eyes of her family would be opened to who Jesus is and that we would be stimulated to reach out here in the USA.

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