PETA, what a joke

September 30, 2011

I’ve never been a fan of PETA, I understand sometimes they have good intentions, but this comment is ridiculous.

“We’re glad that Mr. Wickersham is going to be OK (after being attacked by a bull shark),” she (a PETA spokesperson) said. “We hope that after this experience he considers the pain and terror that fish feel when they are impaled and suffocated to death.”

Genesis 1:26,
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

TV-Free

September 30, 2011

My fam and I have been TV-free for six months and loving it.

Jail or Church?

September 27, 2011

This is an interesting article and discussion. 

MOBILE, Ala (Reuters) – Starting on Monday, nonviolent offenders in Bay Minette, Alabama, will get to choose whether to serve their sentence in a jail cell or a church pew.

Municipal Judge Bayless E. Biles is launching “Operation Restore Our Community,” intended to function not only as a diversion program but also to address jail overcrowding issues in the southwest Alabama community.

Misdemeanor offenders will have the option of attending church every Sunday for a year rather than serve their sentences in jail. Participants must check in with both the police and a clergy member each week, and if they follow the rules can have their case dismissed.

Hugh “Trey” Dickson, Bay Minette court clerk, said it was impossible to predict how many cases the new program might affect, noting it would simply offer another alternative for addressing misdemeanor offenses.

“A lot of what we get are traffic offenses,” Dickson told Reuters on Friday.

The judge could not be reached for comment.

The program will allow offenders to choose their house of worship. Dozens of churches of varying denominations have signed on to assist with the ministry and criminal diversion program.

Thoughts?

What Lies Beneath…

September 27, 2011

PBU, my alma mater, should be called Phantasy Boat University…why you say?  I’m glad you asked.

Israel (March 13-25, 2012)

Study the geographical, historical, and cultural background of the Old and New Testaments under the teaching of Mr. E.H.and Dr. B.K.. Walk throughout the land of Israel, from Galilee to the Negev, and learn in the places where Jesus lived and taught.

Bermuda (June 8-11, 2012)

Join Dr. T.J.W. and his wife for a long weekend excursion at Bermuda’s Willowbank Resort. Spend time in the Word with Dr. W each morning and develop new friendships with other visitors at breakfast, afternoon tea, and dinner prepared by Willowbank’s fantastic chefs.

Enjoy plenty of free time to relax and take advantage of the golf course, shopping, or local sights. Experience the beauty of God’s creation on a sunset cruise Saturday evening.

Price:
Water View Room – $919, includes airfare
Garden View Room – $825, includes airfare
Activity fees, lunches, and taxi fees not included.

Hawaii (October 5-20, 2012)

Take a fourteen-day cruise to and through the Hawaiian Islands. On the way, immerse yourself in Celebrity Century’s warm, open spaces and soaring atriums. You’ll experience the South Pacific the moment you step onboard. Once you reach the Islands, experience their emerald green rainforests and thunderous volcanoes, their palm-fringed beaches and indescribable sunsets.

Whether your vision of Hawaii conjures up images of moonlit beaches or the unmistakable shape of the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, aboard Celebrity Cruises you’ll discover the Hawaii you’ve always imagined.

 

Bermuda?!?!?  We all would love to hang with Dr.W., but c’mon…what an excuse to live large and possibly study the Word for an hour or two. 

What happened to the study tours in Greece or wherever Paul journeyed (at least they’re still going to Israel)?

I’m calling them out!

Behold Our God

September 25, 2011

Verse 1
Who has held the oceans in His hands?
Who has numbered every grain of sand?
Kings and nations tremble at His voice
All creation rises to rejoice

Chorus
Behold our God seated on His throne
Come, let us adore Him
Behold our King—nothing can compare
Come, let us adore Him

Verse 2
Who has given counsel to the Lord?
Who can question any of His words?
Who can teach the One who knows all things?
Who can fathom all His wondrous deeds?

Verse 3
Who has felt the nails upon His hands?
Bearing all the guilt of sinful man
God eternal, humbled to the grave
Jesus, Savior, risen now to reign

Tag
You will reign forever
Let Your glory fill the earth
credits
from Risen, released 22 March 2011
Jonathan Baird, Meghan Baird, Ryan Baird, and Stephen Altrogge

Thought for the Day

September 25, 2011

‘I spent the better part of my life in church services where the Gospel was as one writer put it, “the diving board” when in reality, the Gospel is “the whole pool.”‘

Rhetorical Q

September 19, 2011

Best rhetorical question in history, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?”

Principles

September 16, 2011

What are some principles you live by?

Church-goer Kills

September 16, 2011

It doesn’t matter if you attend a church, we are all sinners and unless the Lord does a miraculous heart-change in your life, we will continue seeing this until the Lord returns.

So, let the gospel transform you. If you have questions, ask on the comment section; I would be thrilled to start a conversation with you.

‘A young mother charged with murder has told police she hid her pregnancy, gave birth to twin sons at her family’s home and killed the infants by smothering their cries so her parents wouldn’t hear them.

Police in the Nashville suburb of Hendersonville arrested Lindsey Lowe, 25, on Wednesday after her father discovered one baby’s body in a laundry basket.

According to a police affidavit, the young mother said she didn’t tell her family she was pregnant, but believes she got pregnant in January and never visited a doctor. Police said on Thursday they were trying to identify the father of the twins.

Police said they interviewed Lowe who said she went into labor Monday evening while on the toilet at her parent’s home. She said the first baby fell into the toilet and began to cry.

“Lowe stated that the baby was crying and Lowe did not want her parents to hear and find out about the child,” police wrote in the affidavit. “Lowe stated that she put her hand over the child’s mouth and she stated that she kept it there until the child was dead, which was a couple of minutes.” Lowe said she never checked the sex of the child.

A few minutes later, the affidavit says, she gave birth to the second child, who also fell in the toilet. She again put her hand over the baby’s mouth and held it there until the baby died, which she said took less time than the first child. She put both babies in the laundry basket and covered them up with blankets.

Police said both boys appeared to be full term and weighing about 5 or 6 pounds.

Lowe, who works at a pediatric dentist’s office, was charged with first-degree murder and remained in jail Thursday with no bond. Police said she is undergoing a medical evaluation.

Police Lt. Scott Ryan said Thursday that he didn’t know how she hid the pregnancy, just saying that she didn’t tell anyone. He would not say whether Lowe was helping them to identify the father.

Ryan said women with unwanted pregnancies have several options, including a safe haven law that allows newborns to be dropped off at places like hospitals and police stations.

“No matter how bleak the outlook may be for you, let someone help you out,” Ryan said.

Someone answered a call by The Associated Press to Lowe’s father but hung up when asked for comment.

Senior Pastor at City Road Chapel United Methodist Church Ron Lowery said he got a call from Lowe’s parents on Wednesday to come to the house for support during the police investigation.

He said Lindsey and her sister grew up in the church and were regularly involved in youth activities.

On Thursday, he said the family was stable and was figuring out what to do next.

“It’s amazing how we somehow have the ability to cope even in life’s worst disasters,” Lowery said.

As to why Lindsey was so desperate to hide the pregnancy, Lowery said, “It’s a mystery to everybody.”‘

Who Does He Think He Is?

September 15, 2011

After saying this,

“If you love me, you got to help me pass this bill,” Obama said, repeating the line to more cheers.

I want to know who does he think he is?  I know he’s the prez, but seriously…this is scary.