Monthly Archives: August 2009


if you are a follower of Jesus, I suggest the following each day:

Before you engage with humans, engage with God through His word.

Back to post #2 — as an example, today’s “Daily Light”[1]  said this:


“I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.”

Blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.—“You are the salt of the earth, . . . the light of the world. . . . Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

“It was I who kept you from sinning against me.”

But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.—I did not do so, because of the fear of God.—Who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father.—Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.

(John 17:15; Phil. 2:15; Matt. 5:13, 14, 16; Gen. 20:6; 2 Thess. 3:3; Neh. 5:15; Gal. 1:4; Jude 24, 25)

[1] see “Daily Reading” under “spiritual growth” under links on right

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daily Bible

This is post #2 to put forth a resource for getting into Scripture daily… the link is to Daily Light on the Daily Path. Click here to go to this 19th century classic. Bagster began and his family finished this project which provides a paragraph length of topically arranged Scripture for morning and evening. No human comment, just Scripture. I have found this to be providentially used in my own life many times. It has brought me great reminder, comfort,  encouragement and exhortation just when I needed it. It is, after all, Scripture, and I should expect no less.

I recommend this as part of your daily routine. The link takes you to and its daily set up. The link also appears under the “spiritual growth” category on the right side of

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Back in ’06 I began pouring these texts into the fuel tank every day…

Perhaps they will be good reminders for you as they are for me…

The Shema
The Decalogue
The value of signposts
Our Fortress
I know my true state
He is my strength
He is my salvation
He cares for my future
I can count on Him
The Greatest Commandments
I can be blessed and I can be used to bless
The smell of Bread
Prepared to think
Knowing His greatness
Knowing Him means knowing the difference
The destination

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good story

I discovered that the new single from U2 “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight” has a pretty interesting amimated music video… click here to see the story unfold.

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the end of an era

We bought our mini-van in Jan of 1998. It has served us well. We hate to let it go. It still runs well. Since it was paid off, a trip to the garage every few months to fix this or that is all it has cost us. Never a major repair. I think we have never spent more than $1000 at one time on it.

It’s color (now peeling) is officially some sort of cranberry, but its shape and color named it ‘eggplant’ a long time ago. Eggplant has been as far south as South Carolina, as far north as Long Island, as far east as the tip of the outer banks and as far west as Louisville, Ky. It has over 202,ooo miles (which is not normal) and Sweet Anna says it got a sunburn, so it is peeling, the carpet has stains where Princess Irene spilled coffee and the right mirror is taped in place (thanks again to Princess Irene) and neither the left speakers nor the AC outlet work. Sometimes to get the electronics on the dash to work you have to bang just right on the top of the dash.

But Eggplant has hauled scores of people and hundreds of bags of luggage to and from airports (mainly Dulles) and moved the girls to and from colleges and apartments. It has been filled with bags of mulch, fertilizer and so forth and not a few times filled with flowers Sweet Anna has arranged for weddings. It has been filled with people, singing, reading, naps, arguing and even a kiss or two.

Eggplant has been so faithful. Rarely did it not start or get stuck. The heat and the air always worked great and it NEVER overheated. It keeps up with anyone on 81 or 64 and rides a smooth today as it did when we bought it in Jan of 1998.


Sweet Anna has always said she would drive it till it died. But now, we have decided to turn our old faithful friend in for the CARS program so that the Princess of Obuda can get a car for a more reasonable price. You see, the blue book on our faithful vehicle is $675.00 but with the CARS program we are getting $4,500.00 for it toward a fuel efficient car. So, Lord willing, the eggplant gets traded in today.

Oh, that we humans could be as faithful to each other as Eggplant has been to us.

“Farewell and well done, good and faithful servant.”


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on the road again…

Sweet Anna and I… a short trip to serve in a couple of churches in Roanoke today. I just realized, as I sit in a B&N (who are now GIVING AWAY thier wif!!!) that this is a really comfortable place… on the road.
I really am wired for travel.

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