A Man of Mercy

February 20, 2011

Remember the story of Joseph and his coat of many colours and how his brothers treated and sold him? Well, the way he was blessed and used by the Lord was incredible, but the way he ended his life was even more touching to me. Read the portion from Genesis; an amazing act of mercy.

“As for you (speaking to his brothers), you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.
So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.” Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.””

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Foreshadow

February 20, 2011

This article from wtop.com may be a foreshadow. What do you think?

WASHINGTON – High winds have blown over the National Christmas Tree, which is lit by the president every year on the Ellipse south of the White House.

The tree blew over Saturday morning, as gusty winds whipped across the Washington area, causing several brush fires and house fires.

No one was injured when the tree toppled, D.C. Fire Department spokesman Pete Piringer tells WTOP Radio.

According to the National Park Foundation website, the Colorado Blue Spruce was planted in 1978. It was 15 years old and 30 feet high when it was brought to Washington, from York, Pa. The tree is located on the Ellipse, not far from the White House and the Washington Monument.

Bill Line, spokesman for the National Park Service, says another tree will be planted in its place.

“From a timing standpoint, we were lucky in that it happened in February, which will give us more than enough time to remove what’s here and to replace it with a new tree,” Line tells WTOP reporter Max Smith. “The lighting of the National Christmas Tree ceremony, which is always in the first week of December, should go off without a hitch.”

The National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony was begun in 1923, under President Calvin Coolidge. The tree that was knocked over has been a fixture in Washington since it was planted when President Jimmy Carter was in office.

The White House Christmas tree and the tree that’s decorated in front of the U.S. Capitol are brought in from different parts of the country each year, and are not permanently planted.

A Word for the Wise

February 17, 2011

Let not your faith rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

Verse of the Day

February 15, 2011

“For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

I Corithians 1

Patience Pays Off

February 8, 2011

“Through all the hell Brett Favre put him through, through all the yo-yoing Favre did with Rodgers’ career all those years, Rodgers never lost his patience. He never lashed out. Instead, he forgave and got to work.”

Maybe this a wake-up call for Christians, and me.

Death by GPS

February 5, 2011

This is what I’ve been preaching for years.

“People are renting vehicles with GPS and they have no idea how it works — and they are willing to trust the GPS to lead them into the middle of nowhere.”

And they die.

So start thinking and stop trusting in the GPS.

Day Laborers

February 1, 2011

Looks like there were day laborers in Jesus’ day.

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.”

-From Matt 19