Thursday, June 24, 2010

Higher Ground (from Joni and Friends Devotional)

Higher Ground

You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.
-- 2 Samuel 22:37

When I was a kid, my family once headed to the Rockies for vacation. After we crossed the border from Nebraska into Colorado, I searched the horizon for the first signs of the mountains. Soon I saw them, rising off the plain like a craggy, frightening fortress.

We drove a beat-up old Dodge truck, and I worried that we would never make it to those high peaks. The road from Denver twisted and turned; the engine groaned. Dad kept switching gears, all the while keeping a close watch on the temperature gauge. Would we make it to the top? Even if we did, all I could imagine was being stranded on the spike of some mountain spire.

Was I in for a surprise when we finally did arrive at the summit. As we rounded the last peak at Kenosha Pass, the road sloped out onto a high, broad mountain plateau. As far as the eye could see, there was flat grassland with small ranches and cows grazing. We left the prickly spires of the front range behind and spent the rest of the time on the higher ground of the mountain plateau.

That's the Christian life. Our trials appear to be mountainous obstacles looming ahead of us. We see frightening heights from which we could fall, scary ledges to stumble off of, pinnacles that make our heads spin. And we question what's waiting for us at the crest of our trial. But once we arrive by God's grace, we find we have climbed to a higher plain. That's what 2 Samuel 22:37 describes.

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Are you facing a mountainous trial today? It's not as scary as you think. The Lord knows where He's leading you; it's not a dizzying height. You, too, can live on higher ground.

Make me mindful today, Father God, that You are leading me over tough terrain to a broad path. When I feel afraid, help me to picture that beautiful plateau.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Suicide and Veterans

If you are a member of the Military or anybody for that matter who is struggling with suicidal thoughts please know YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!

...reach out and let somebody know. If you need somebody to reach out to please don't hesitate to email me -

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Bible According To A Little One :)

Judas Asparagus
If you need a laugh today, then this should do it !!! 
A child was asked to write a book report on the entire Bible. 
This is amazing and brought tears of laughter to my eyes. 
I wonder how often we take for granted that children understand what we are teaching ???
Through the eyes of a child:
The Children's Bible in a Nutshell
In the beginning, which occurred near the start, there was nothing but God, darkness, and some gas.  The Bible says, 'The Lord thy God is one, but I think He must be a lot older than that. 
Anyway, God said, 'Give me a light!' and someone did. 
Then God made the world.
He split the Adam and made Eve.  Adam and Eve were naked, but they weren't embarrassed because mirrors hadn't been invented yet. 
Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating one badapple, so they were driven from the Garden of Eden.....Not sure what they were driven in though, because they didn't have cars.
Adam and Eve had a son, Cain, who hated his brother as long as he was Abel.
Pretty soon all of the early people died off, except for Methuselah, who lived to be like a million or something.
One of the next important people was Noah, who was a good guy, but one of his kids was kind of a Ham.  Noah built a large boat and put his family and some animals on it. He asked some other people to join him, but they said they would have to take a rain check.
 After Noah came Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  Jacob was more famous than his brother, Esau, because Esau sold Jacob his birthmark in exchange for some pot roast.  Jacob had a sonnamed Joseph who wore a really loud sports coat.
Another important Bible guy is Moses, whose real name was Charlton Heston.  Moses led the Israel Lights out of  Egypt and away from the evil Pharaoh after God sent ten plagues on Pharaoh's people.  These plagues included frogs, mice, lice,bowels, and no cable.

God fed the Israel Lights every day with manicotti.  Then he gave them His Top Ten Commandments. These include: don't lie, cheat, smoke, dance, or covet your neighbor's stuff.
Oh, yeah, I just thought of one more: Humor thy father and thy mother.
One of Moses' best helpers was Joshua who was the first Bible guy to use spies.  Joshua fought the battle of Geritol and the fence fell over on the town..
After Joshua came David.  He got to be king by killing a giant with a slingshot.  He had a son named Solomon who had about 300 wives and 500 porcupines.  My teacher says he was wise, but that doesn't sound very wise to me.
After Solomon there were a bunch of major league prophets.  One of these was Jonah, who was swallowed by a big whale and then barfed up on the shore. 
There were also some minor league prophets, but I guess we don't have to worry about them.
After the Old Testament came the New Testament.  Jesus is the star of The New.  He was born  in  Bethlehem  in a barn.  (I wish I had been born in a barn too, because my mom is always saying to me, 'Close the door! Were you born in a barn?' It would be nice to say, 'As a matter of fact, I was.')
During His life, Jesus had many arguments with sinners like the Pharisees and the Democrats.
Jesus also had twelve opossums.
The worst one was Judas Asparagus.  Judas was so evil that they named a terrible vegetable after him.
Jesus was a great man.  He heled many leopards and even preached to some Germans on the Mount.

But the Democrats and all those guys put Jesus on trial before Pontius the Pilot.  Pilot didn't stick up for Jesus.  He just washed his hands instead..
Anyways, Jesus died for our sins, then came back to life again.  He went up to Heaven but will be back at the end of the Aluminum.  His return is foretold in the book of Revolution.

Sharing About My First Trip To Haiti

Well I don't know if the pictures I took the last two days of my time in Haiti are ever going to I thought I would just start writing about the trip that I took April 13 - 30 2010 and if the pictures come then I will start posting them here and/or on Facebook.

Since my days there were pretty much the same esp during the week I am just going to pick a topic and write a blog entry about it.  I will also post a place for my readers to write questions to me about the trip on Facebook and then will take at least one blog entry to answer the questions :)

So look for my first official blog about my trip tomorrow :)


KD <>< :)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Rescue And Protect (The Wall Street Journal via Military Ministry Facebook page)

RESCUE AND PROTECT: Staff Sgt. Edward Rosa reads the Bible and extends a cigarette to Pfc. Jorge Rostra Obando, who was stunned by an explosion in Afghanistan’s Arghanab Valley. One comrade was killed and two injured in the blast. Pfc. Rostran asked the sergeant to read Psalm 91, a favorite from his childhood
. (Ricardo Garcia Vilanova for The Wall Street Journal)