Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lord 3 things we pray: To love Thee more dearly, to see Thee more clearly, to follow Thee more nearly, day, by day, by day. Amen.

Well it would be to heed Matthew 7:12.
"So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets."

My simple question ... could/would you pray this prayer?
(cf. 6:14-15)



The words of Garth Brooks come to mind:
Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers.
Remember when you're talkin' to the man upstairs,
that just because He doesn't answer doesn't mean He don't care.
Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.

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Friday, November 14, 2008

I wanna marry you because you're the first person I wanna look at when I wake up in the morning, and the only one I wanna kiss goodnight.

In a movie I saw recently, I found the following dialogue about relationships interesting:
  • April: “Forget about the 'real' deal. You don’t find it, it finds you …you know, when you are ready for marriage, a mortgage … the person that you are with THEN is the one.”
  • Will: “So, it’s not WHO; it’s WHEN?”
A question I have often been asked regarding when/whom to marry is, "How do you know?"

How do you know (s)he is the right one?
How do you know you're ready?

Really, what is often wondered is, "How do I know someone better won't come along?"

What advice do you give in these areas? If married, how did you know?

P.S. A Happy Anniversary to my mom & dad!

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Lady, I got buddies who died face-down in the muck so that you and I could enjoy this family restaurant!

A blow was dealt to the terrorists recently and I have to share it with you.

Subway, as you probably know from the commercials, has $5 footlong sandwiches. But ... what you may not know is that Subway has switched from Pepsi to Coke product.

I have been avoiding Subway for years because I can't hang with the Pepsi product. Now, with free reloads on my Coke, Subway has returned to my radar screen.

Now, if we could just get Taco Bell to see the light and Arby's to switch back, the circle will be complete.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Later. Right now let's play Global Thermonuclear War.

This Veterans Day I would like to attempt to dispel the VERY popular myth that the Republican Party is the "Warmongering" party.

Ironically, I don't think the GOP minds too much being seen as quick to fight, or strong on national defense, depending on your perspective.

But the truth is we have the Democratic party to thank for getting us into the following wars:
  • World War I (President Wilson)
  • World War II (President Roosevelt)
  • Korean War (President Truman)
  • Vietnam War (Presidents Kennedy & Johnson)
Anyone want to pit the death totals of those wars against those with Iraq?

Funny, isn't it, how Republicans are seen as "Warmongers"?

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Sounds like somebody's got a case of the Mondays.

Some people should not have a driver's license. This driver is one of them. (HT Blazing Center)


Read Tim Challies' review of C.J. Mahaney's book, Worldliness.

Check out a timeline of Martin Luther's life at the Desiring God blog.

Read about the different reactions between "black" and "white" churches yesterday with regard to an Obama presidency.

Check out
some of Jade's beautiful pictures of New England.

Read about Stuff White People Like: Promising to Learn a New Language.

Read Jeff Wright's thoughts on presidential elections and the concept of the scapegoat president.

Read Stephen Altrogge's thoughts on what the gospel is not.

Read
Lance's thoughts on why Pharaoh did not repent and why God did not allow Pharaoh to repent.

Read John MacArthur's encouragement to Dare to Be Like Daniel.

Read Zach Nielsen's case for adoption.

Read about criticism over Michelle Obama's attire election night.

Read about Orison Piper's Incontrovertible Argument against Spanking.

Read McCain's concession speech.

Watch Barack Obama's acceptance speech.

Read Ramesh Richard's post-election thoughts: Is God Pro-American?

Listen to Dr. Al Mohler's SBTS chapel message on how not to raise a pagan from Deuteronomy 6.

Read about the rape victim who drove the sleeping rapist to the police station in his own car.

Check out The Onion's piece noting that Obama Win Causes Obsessive Supporters To Realize How Empty Their Lives Are.

Read of a speechwriter for Obama, Edwards, and Clinton on why she’s voting McCain. (HT Brent Thomas)

Read Girl Talk's 10 Ways to Do Your Husband Good.

Read the Wall Street Journal by Jeffrey Scott Shapiro entitled The Treatment of Bush Has Been a Disgrace.

Read
Mark & Grace Driscoll's Q&A of a sexual nature sparked by a Song of Solomon series.

Get FREE Johnny Mac sermon downloads from Grace to You.

Read The Next Frontier: Overcoming Sexism in America! at Reformed Blacks of America.

Read about smokers in London being banned from fostering children.

Check out an ad in California encouraging opposition to Proposition 8 because the Mormons are for it.

Read Justin Taylor's response to John Piper's assessment of the presidential election.

Read 10 Reasons You Are Rich.

Read John Piper's 10 Reasons It's Wrong to Take the Life of Unborn Children.

Read Rev James Galyon's thoughts on how everyone would be better off if we adopted Cowboy etiquette.

Read about parents discovering that their 7 year old trick or treater came home with meth amongst his other goodies. "The clear crystals looked like rock candy, the parents said."

Check out Kelly's list of misheard song lyrics.

Check out John McCain singing Streisand. (HT Conservative Reformed Mafia)

Check out Ted Tripp's sessions at a recent parenting conference.

Watch Yoda's ad campaign for small group ministry.

Read Christian History's piece on the history of the altar call.

Read Red Sex, Blue Sex: Why do so many evangelical teen-agers become pregnant?
by Margaret Talbot.

Read Michael J. New's piece detailing the progress that has been made with regard to abortion, contrary to the public opinion that nothing has been accomplished.

Read this Christianity Today piece arguing that the Media reaction to Gov. Palin shows ignorance of evangelicalism.

Check out Tim Challies' extensive collection of Reformation Day related material.

Read Tim Challies' review of Michael Horton's book Christless Christianity.

Read about John Calvin's Influence on Today's Churches by Jim Kang.

Read about the sexism evident in criticism of Sarah Palin on issues exclusively feminine rather than political: Palin Deserves Our Respect, by Helen McCaffrey.

Read some great Alistair Begg quotes.

Read 10 reasons a church doesn't do altar calls, written by Ryan Kelly, an Oxford buddy.

Read J.I. Packer's condensation of Calvinism to one point.

Read Kelly's sampling of things you didn't know you wanted to know.

Read about the South Korea court that upheld a law punishing adultery with jail time.

Check out John Piper's candidating sermon from back in the day at Bethlehem Baptist in Minneapolis.

Comment of the Week:
"How can I bow to my sensei when he is AWOL?" (Oilcan)
Listen to a sermon at Providence Church on Ecclesiastes 6:1-12 "Keeping Focused."

Listen to a sermon on Ecclesiastes 7:1-14 "High Times, Hard Times."
“Heaven is not here, it's there. If we were given all we wanted here, our hearts would settle for this world rather than the next.”
–Elizabeth Elliot

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