Friday, February 25, 2011
7 “He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous; But with kings on the throne He has seated them forever, and they are exalted.
8 “And if they are bound in fetters, And are caught in the cords of affliction,
9 Then He declares to them their work And their transgressions, that they have magnified themselves.
10 “He opens their ear to instruction, And commands that they return from evil.
11 “If they hear and serve Him, They will end their days in prosperity And their years in pleasures.
12 “But if they do not hear, they shall perish by the sword And they will die without knowledge.” Job 36:6-12
I don’t care how they spell his name. Right here, right now, we have an example of this passage from Job being played out.
Muammar el-Qaddafi. The ‘king’ of Libya for decades, who made himself rich while keeping his countrymen in virtu slavery/poverty.
He magnified himself, indeed. We’ve known of his despicable me-ness for decades, and the world did nothing. He was a ‘protected animal’-an enemy of Israel who has had a part in the gentlemen’s agreement that Israel and the Jews are the cause of all the world’s problems. Membership is shrinking, one despot at a time.
el-Qaddafi is now sending his military to kill Libyans who are crying out for justice after decades of affliction.
He’s so much gone and good riddance. God gives justice to the afflicted. I would love to see a Cuban uprising against the Castro brothers regime. And Notrh Korea. China. Iran.
Venezuela. Wherever people are in chains at the mercy of some tinpot egocentric’s whims as to whether they will live or die. But enough about Obama.
Ask Hitler, (if you can find him in hell): “Hey Adolph! How does God reward tyrants?”
And Hitler, (who was, in fact, part Jewish) would probably say. “Read Job chapter 36.”
Thursday, February 24, 2011
For now. For those kooky Arabs all across the middle east, it must seem as if their meds are wearing off en masse. Which is plainspeak for all tarnation is breaking out.
Unrest is unresting all over the political map-if the graphics were showing snowfall instead of political downfalls, we'd be looking at the Blizzard of the Century!
But it ain't snow, folks. It's all part of God's plan-as is everything else that hasppens from here to wherever there is.
Though the entire world become unhinged all at once, God is rock steady, and His children are safe. Even as buildings fall in Kiwiland...God is in charge, and all is well.
Personally, also-if your life is in tumult, if it is crumbling...God still is on His throne, and He offers the only Peace which can comfort body and soul. We only live in this world for a little while. Eternity with God makes the momentary lapses of reason we experience down here seem like piffles. Fear not. Fret not. Don't worry.
Praise God for every day that you continue to live. Viskas bus gerai.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Sometimes I weaken and seek out entertainment that is really bad. Movies which are so horribly done that they amuse me in ways not intended by their makers.
The classic of all unclassiness for me will always be, "Roller Boogie"-look it up, cherish the bad. But I recently found a contender for that unsavory throne: "Airplane Two-The Sequel". Not done by the Zucker brothers-the studio hired some no-name...wait...I just checked IMDB to see if this guy had done anything at all memorable.
He once hired Michael O'Donoghue for a movie-that and "Airplane Two-The Sequel" are the highlights of his entire life.
This...guy...named Ken Finkelman wrote and directed "AT-TS" so he's a double threat. He took every single gag that was even moderately amusing in the first movie and pounds them into the ground over and over again.
Poor Robert Hays. Poor Julie Hagerty. They seem embarrassed to be found acting in the movie. Hays more than once looks into the camera, seeming to apologize for what he has accepted money to act out which ISN'T
Cardinal rule for a comedy: be funny. The only giggle thing in the movie (so far-40 minutes in and I might never get back to it) was a sign in the airport which stated the name of this post. That's it. Yee-haw.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Although I now have 'TV', and internet and access to news...I'm so busy living that I haven't kept up on "What Is Going On".
Lara Logan assaulted in Egypt. A terrible thing to happen to anyone-I hope that she is able to recover from this terrible, terrible event.
There is plenty more happening, but this isn't a Newsblog.
May God restore Ms. Logan's health. If she is not a Christian, I pray that God would draw her to Himself, and give her the faith to believe and be saved. If she is already a Christian, then she has God's Peace no matter what happens. With God, we can survive anything; without God, no one survives. The greatest Blessing any of us can receive is to be with God. May God richly Bless you today.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
S'okay. Don't be offended by recycling.
I missed church the other night as I was talking with a friend. It reminded me of another friend who, when I mentioned that I had to get to an evening service, was all, "What? Twice in one day? Bummer."
It would be a bummer for him. Church means God, and God means pain, torture and judgment. Who wants more of that?
If you play poker, you know all about "tells". This attitude of wanting to avoid God is a 'tell' that that person has no relationship with God.
You might be thinking that that is OBVIOUS. Not done yet, sport.
You see, there are a LOT of people who consider themselves "Christian" because of the church they grew up in.
But they 'outgrew' their faith and now visit churches only for funerals and weddings.
You can fool yourself, but you can't fool God. He knows who is praying and who is playing.
I have been offended in church. Not by Christians, but by wannabes going through the motions attempting to act "Christian enough" for the few minutes they must be in attendance. It is repugnant to me and I believe that it is also repugnant to God. False worship makes Him angry.
Bottom line: if you aren't a Christian, please stay away from church. A sincere sinner is better than a hypocritical one.
Sunday, February 06, 2011
Let's send the Black Eyed Peas there to perform!
(I spelled it out so that readers over thirty wouldn't be wondering what a "BEP" could be.)
Two songs from the Peas and you wouldn't find five rioters awake enough to raise ruckus.
I missed the pre-game opening act of Pres. Obama vs Bill O'Reilly by switching the channel as soon as it was announced. I just recently got TV service, and I don't want to spoil it with bad TV.
Congrats to the Pack and Steelers;they both did fine, and coming in second isn't so bad when it's the Super Bowl. The only way the Vikings will ever get there is if they buy tickets.
Bring on Baseball! Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training! 30
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Egypt. Jordan. Pakistan, Afghanistan, all the Stans. Going through the same troubles ancestrally handed down from father uprising to child unresting. Just as if they are doomed to replay the same day of revolt over and over again until...what? What? What happens after a revolt?
In America, revolt was followed by a Democracy where, until recently, the people governed themselves.
In most of the rest of the world (are you listening Iran?) revolt leads to despotism and people in chains. (Cuba?-is that you?)
If the Muslim Brotherhood takes over in Egypt, for example, it will not be the dawning of a new day of freedom for the Egyptian people. It will be Shariah, and the type of religious despotism that our leftist boneheads declare to be their greatest fear if another Christian enters the White House.
Only here in America that is a fantasy-no Christian is going to impose Christianity as a state religion. Egypt? It's been on the ropes, fighting against the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood for decades. The referee has started the count. It's over.