ESV Bible Plugins
Using Firefox? Search the ESV Bible from anywhere on the web with this search plugin. It adds the ESV to your list of search engines.
You can add the ESV to your list of search plugins. It’s very nicely done, you just choose the ESV search, pop in a word(s) or passage, and presto! it’s there for you. I loved it!
Meet With Capt. Hiram Lewis!
Capt. Hiram Lewis, a decorated Iraqi War veteran, will travel to Crawford, TX, Aug. 31-Sept. 2 seeking a meeting with Cindy Sheehan, an anti-war protester determined to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
A new, refreshing twist on the tired Cindy Sheehan demands.
Cal Thomas: Political preachers deliver misleading message
“Much of what is proclaimed as God’s will on TV and in fundraising appeals is false religion.”
Mr. Cal Thomas is exactly right in just about everything he said in his commentary. He would do well to apply it also to the Vatican which he, I understand, vigorously supports.
SERMON STARTER: “How Do We Rescue The Lost?”
Text: 2 Timothy 2:24-26
I. WITH FRIENDLINESS–“Not quarrelsome”
A. “Strive” (24) means to engage in heated dispute
1. How tragic to win the debate and lose the soul; approach is important
II. WITH FAIRNESS–“Kindness to everyone”
A. Treat every lost one with impartiality
III. WITH FOUNDATION–“Apt to teach”
A. We’ve got to be armed when we go on a search and rescue mission
IV. WITH FORTITUDE–“Patiently enduring evil”; “correcting his opponent”
A. We need courage in the face of how the lost one may respond and in approaching the lost one in the first place
V. WITH FORETHOUGHT–“With gentleness”; considering the future of the lost one
A. Why gently oppose them? Because they’re trapped by the devil and lost in sin
Too many candles for this old man.
FOXNews.com – Foxlife – Out There – Zoo Gets New Kind of Animal
“Why are there people in there?” children could be heard asking their parents in front of a sign reading “Warning: Humans in their Natural Environment.”
Zoo spokeswoman Polly Wills had a ready answer.
“Seeing people in a different environment, among other animals … teaches members of the public that the human is just another primate,” she told the Associated Press.
“We’re not that special,” says one of the eight human idiots on display in the London zoo.
I think I must agree.
Philosphically, however, it’s another attempt to put man on the same plane as the animal.
Created in the image of God? Nah, just another evolutionary dead-end. Like the chimps or gorillas.
And extra attention — and income — for the zookeepers.
Arrived home Wednesday, about 12:30 p.m. A short nap, birthday supper of shepherd’s pie, sweet and sour carrots, and hummingbird cake.
Thursday, I rested (our family day).
Friday, I worked, or at least, tried to get started on putting the office in order, after the owner renovated my space. Unpacked some books.
Saturday, a muscle in my back locked up. I spent the day in bed.
Sunday, I missed church at SJC, made it to TaubatÃ© and GuaratinguetÃ¡ to teach. Back got better throughout the day. But Vicki still wouldn’t let me drive home.
Today, about the same as last night. But I drove to the office this morning, unpacked some more boxes, started on my to-do list.
So how did my back get bad? Anybody’s guess. The day after getting to the USA, I helped my dad move some construction material. My parents’ shower is out, requiring sitting and laying in a short tub. My MIL’s bed is bad, and I felt a slight pain two mornings after rising. A good bit of travel by car. Sleeping upright on an airplane, going; laying down (I got three seats empty!) on return. Emotional stress of getting son #2 in college. All of the above.
Kiss and Make Up Day, August 25.
I protest this one. We ought to “kiss and make up” *every day.*
I once wrote a piece on four words for every couple, to be said daily to spouses.
One word or phrase was “I forgive you.”
Every day is a day for reconciliation. “Today is the day of salvation.”
Not yearly, but daily, we should seek the Lord and be reconciled with our brother, neighbor, spouse, parents, children.
God of love and fellowship, we thank you for creating and showing us the way to reconciliation. We can “kiss and make up” because you returned us to yourself in Christ. Amen.
I wrote the following letter today to Kevin J. Martin, chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission:
Dear Chairman Martin:
I have just learned that Mrs. Peggy Nance has been hired by the FCC to advise Congress on broadcast decency standards. This is an encouraging move, and I pray she may have full authority to work toward restoring family-friendly programming.
Each time I return to the U.S., I am saddened by the general societal degeneration that worsens by the hour. It’s not the country I left 20 years ago; it is often an embarrassment to me as an expatriate.
So Mrs. Nance’s appointment provides a moment of encouragement, and I laud this move by the FCC.
J. Randal Matheny
Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.”
Which one do I live in?