Monthly Archives: November 2013
a perfect opportunity to write about something a bit different … a true
‘change-of-pace’ from the norm… and it was totally inspired by the Holy
leader at Chehalem Valley Baptist Church … and this past Sunday’s service
provided the backdrop. .. To start, I had invited Marci Ehrhart to be our guest
own compositions as a special. … When the time came, she first told the story
of what had inspired her to write the lyrics … how when she had gone to
Washington, DC as a young girl and witnessed street people and how cold, hungry
and ’empty’ they appeared. … Now let me share the words that best describe
her experience …..
Love and Compassion –
– Verse # 1 –
“Daily he walks by their poor outstretched arms – begging for
something to eat
He always makes sure he walks six feet away – so they can’t touch his
Then he gets to his office and always complains – ’bout the beggars and
bums on the street
For he just couldn’t see why they didn’t get a job – and stop being so
– Chorus #1 –
Whatever happened to all the compassion – that we used to show to one
Has it really turned into ‘keep all for yourself’ – and hang on as tight
as you can
What ever happened to do unto others – as you would have done unto you?
And loving your neighbor – as you would love yourself?
– Verse #2 –
He walked in his office – and saw a pink slip on his desk
It wasn’t an invoice, it wasn’t a receipt – it was a one-way ticket out
They said times were hard – and they had to cut back
They were sorry – but he was the first
Then the stock market crashed- his investments fell through
and he lost everything that he owned – now he’s wondering ……
– Verse #3 –
Week after week, he couldn’t find a job – now he’s standing in the soup
Daily the business men pass him right by – with a sneer on their face he
used to wear
Well he finally landed a job interview – over on the high-rise part of
When he opened the door – he saw that woman once more
only this time the tables were turned – and she said to him ……
– Chorus #2 –
I’ll show you compassion and caring – that you never once thought of
sharing with me
’cause I’ve been where you are and I know how it feels – to be judged by
the clothes that you wear
Too many times people look with their eyes – and not what they feel in
But as Jesus forgives us so I shall forgive you – and give you the
chance that you need
Daily he walks by their poor outstretched arms – begging for something
He always makes sure he walks right up to them – with a smile and love
in his eyes ……..”
dry eyes in the sanctuary …. It was a wonderful conclusion to a very moving
service, and afterwards, the Church provided a “harvest Meal
Celebration” which most all attended. … During this time, the leader and
head teacher of our Christian school approached and told me that one of her
students … a young girl named Abby … had attended our Church for the first
time, and after hearing the story and then the song, she was moved to try and
find a way to make blankets for homeless people. … Now I gotta tell you that
this young lady can’t be much past 12 or 13 years of age, and to be touched by
the Spirit in such a way was simply overwhelming to me! … Fortunately, the opportunity arose for me to
share Abby’s vision, and needless to say, everyone in attendance was also
deeply touched …. What an absolute blessing this moment meant to me and most
everyone else. …
this is Thanksgiving week …. and Abby’s testimony truly shows the true
meaning of all that it stands for …. Most of us are blessed beyond what our
basic needs are, while many others throughout the world are not. …This story
tells it all … Abby’s heart shows us clearly what it is all about …
need to SLOW DOWN & READ … and then dwell on its true meaning …. It is
Matthew 25:31-46 ….
glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly
glory. 32) All the nations will be
gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a
shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
33) He will put the sheep on his right hand and the goats on his left.
on his right, ‘come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance,
the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35) For I was hungry and you gave me
something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a
stranger and you invited me in, 36) I
needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in
prison and you came to visit me.
him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you
something to drink? 38) When did we see
you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and cloth you? 39) When did we see you sick or in prison and
go to visit you?
you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine,
you did for me.
his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared
for the devil and his angels. 42) For I
was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me
nothing to drink, 43) I was a stranger
and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was
sick and in prison and you did not look after me.
when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick
or in prison, and did not help you? 45)
He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the
least of these, you did not do for me.’
eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”
that young Abby’s display of love puts her on the right hand of our Savior as
one of his precious sheep. … I pray this thanksgiving that we all learn from
Abby and that we can be sure of our rightful position in the Kingdom of God
*Infowars.com “Congressman warns of Obamacare ‘Secret Security Force’ “
….. I don’t know about you, but it makes me a bit uneasy with all the evidence of our government arming itself against what would appear to be ‘domestic violence’ … Us! … I know the Church is going to be ‘Raptured out’ before all hell breaks loose, but we don’t know how far America will fall before that occurs …..
*The News “Powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Scotia Sea off Antarctica”
*The Independent ” ‘Superbugs’ could erase a century of medical advances, experts
….. There is only one permanent ‘cure’ for any illness, whether physical or spiritual, and that is faith in Jesus Christ!
*Zero Hedge “Nation’s largest healthcare provider cuts thousands of doctors blames government”
…. All this medical insurance chaos can only bring more desperation to the people, which in turn will lead to already rapidly increasing civil unrest ……
*The Sunday Times ” ‘Francis Effect’ pulls crowds back to church”
….. Pope Francis, with his ‘liberal’ approach to the ways of modern life, seems to be succeeding in bringing the people back to the Catholic Church. … Guess all it takes in today’s world is to ‘sell out’ to draw crowds. … This is just another example of it ….
*NBC News “Mt. Etna volcano erupts, lighting up sky over Sicily”
*NBC Chicago “18 shot in Chicago weekend violence”
*Fox News “Tornadoes, severe storms hit midwest Neighborhoods completely gone”
*Yahoo News “Iran unveils attack drone with 2,000 km range Capable of hitting any targets in Israel”
…. How long will Israel wait? ……..
*ABC News “Indonesia’s Sinabung & Merapi volcanos experience simultaneous eruptions”
*Reuters “Day of Death: 50+ tornadoes tear through U.S. midwest, leaving 8 dead”
*The Blaze “The number of longterm unemployed Americans has shot up by a staggering 213% since 2007”
…. It’s not a misprint! … It is triple digits! … The government keeps releasing numbers which seem to indicate a decline in overall unemployment … but the way they ‘count’ is totally skewed by NOT reporting those folks who have dropped out of the job market … those who have given up looking. …
Hence, 213%! …. Now all these people are dependent upon the government for survival… just exactly what this administration wants! … More movement to a ‘socialistic state’ and the continuing decline of the world’s only superpower ….
*NBC News “Hanford nuclear site cleanup: The mess gets worse”
…… Internal feuding, billions of misspent dollars, technical failures … the list goes on & on….. and the tanks are still leaking ‘pure poison’ into our soil, air & rivers …. another example of ‘efficient government management skills’ ……
*CNN ” ‘Apocalyptic’ torrential rains wreak havoc on Italian Island of Sardinia, killing 18″
….. Another secular site using Biblical words to describe the growing pestilence that is befalling the planet ….. “birth pains” …..
*Times of India “6.3 magnitude quake strikes off coast of Indonesia”
*Standard “Wave of earthquake tremors rock the Balkans”
*The Blaze “American cities on the edge: Economy continues to weigh heavy on the U.S.”
…. Police & fire department cuts leave communities vulnerable to increasing crime … promised retirement programs coming apart … and there doesn’t appear to be any fix. …
Dark days ahead! ..
*CNS News “Treasury forced to issue $1 Trillion in new debt in first 6 weeks of FY 2014”
…… Just how long can this madness go on?!
*Breitbart “Obama removes ‘God’ from Gettysburg Address”
…. He probably ‘spaced it’ while reviewing which Muslim holidays to celebrate ……
*World Net Daily “Sun’s flipping poles could mean ‘lights out’ for U.S.”
Comment from article: “The sun flips the polarity of its magnetic north & south, causing huge intergalactic geomagnetic storms which can affect the earth’s power grids & communications, including satellites. … The sun’s 11year cycle started peaking a few months ago, and will continue through 2014, according to NASA scientists.”
… This is woowoo stuff, but it’s interesting considering the coming ‘Blood Moons’ of 20142015. … History does show that ‘interesting’ things have happened in previous ‘blood moon’ events. … I’ll bring more facts forward as I learn more …… The one thing we do know for sure is that we are definitely in the end times, and Jesus said in both Luke 21:11 & 25 that there would be “signs in the sun, moon and stars.”
*Volcano Discovery Very Active Day
Mexico’s Colima volcano goes ballistic after 3 weeks of relative calm …
Increased activity reported at volcanoes in Guatemala & Vanuatu ..
Italy’s Mt. Etna spews fire in dramatic nighttime explosions …
Tower of ash overshadows life beneath Indonesia’s erupting volcano …
*The Balfour Post “Obama turns on Israel”
… In short, last March, President Obama sent ‘messages of support & promises’ to Israel.. but now with the current negotiations going on, it appears Israel is the one having to ‘give in’ on almost every issue … not to mention the concessions he is allowing John Kerry to give to Iran. … Once again, a classic example as to why NO ONE trusts this president … …. Other related headlines …
Insults fly in U.S.Israeli showdown …
Liberman: Israel needs allies, not ‘painful concessions’ …
*Mail & Guardian “The unhappy rich: Antidepressant use soars in developed nations”
…. The Bible has been trying to tell people for centuries that ‘earthly wealth’ is not the ‘potion’ for happiness ….
*Joel Rosenberg “Khamenei says ‘Israeli regime is doomed to failure, annihilation’ as nuclear negotiations resume in Geneva”
…. He also said, “Zionist officials cannot be called humans … they are like animals.”
…. This is the ‘true face’ of the Iranian leadership, and also why Israel is so opposed to their acquiring nuclear capabilities. … It also shows why they are so passionate about their position. … Only an idiot (Khamenei) would show his hand prior to negotiations … unless it’s nonnegotiable! … Too bad John Kerry doesn’t understand this …..
*World Net Daily “U.S. General: Let’s make Obama resign”
Comment from article: “A retired army general is calling for the ‘forced resignations’ of President Obama, other administration officials and the leadership of Congress for the direction they’re taking the nation, his grievances including the systematic political purge of hundreds of senior military officers in the U.S. military.”
….. Sound farfetched? … Not on your life! … This administration has removed any and all military leaders who so much as question their agenda. … There can be no doubt as to what is going on here. …. When Obama campaigned on ‘change,’ it turns out to be the one thing he told the truth about. … Simply, our way of life as we know it is disappearing right before our eyes! … and soon to follow will be the disappearance of our religious freedoms …..
*Fox News “Air Force drops ‘so help me God’ from oaths”
… I’m shocked! … but not really ….
*World Net Daily “Court: OK to fire teacher for having Bible on his desk”
…. How dare he! … trying to force ‘eternal life’ upon people! …
*Volcano Discovery More Activity
Japan’s Nishinoshima volcano creates new island: 1st eruption in 40 years …
Radius expands around Mexico’s Popocatepeti volcano after increase in emissions …
*Breitbart “Outrage over Obama omitting ‘under God’ from Gettysburg Address”
…. Conservative Christian leader Bryan Fischer said this … “Obama’s omission of ‘under God’ is more evidence of his antiChristian bigotry. … He honors Islam but disrespects Christianity.”
…. All evidence proves him right. …..
*The Times of Israel “Netanyahu vows: No nukes for Iran’s ‘Dark Regime’ “
… After Khamenei’s comments yesterday … “Zionist officials not human” & “They are like animals” … and again renewing his threats of Israel’s annihilation … one would have a hard time blaming him for his resolve …..
*Yahoo News “Illinois becomes 16th U.S. state to legalize gay marriage”
… one more sign of America’s crossing God’s moral line … judgement is coming soon!
*Joel Rosenberg “A profound sense of dismay is spreading among the Israeli people that are watching the sunset of the golden years of the U.S.Israeli alliance”
Comment from article: “The slowly but steadily emerging consensus is that the American government is poised to cut a disastrous deal with Iran that could potentially endanger the State of Israel, and that the White House cannot be trusted as the supreme ally it has been for seven decades.” ….
*Joel Rosenberg ” ‘We are not bluffing’ …. Israel ready to strike Iran alone, says Netanyahu’s outgoing National Security Advisor.”
Comment from article: “The plan is set .. the Air Force has trained .. everything is in place. … Should PM Netanyahu order a fullscale attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, the Israeli Defense Forces are ready to go into battle. … They are ready to do so alone, without American or other allied support. … and Israel will succeed.”
…. This statement has the mideast analysts buzzing! ….. Is now the time? …..
*Volcano Discovery and even More Activity
Reawakening? Chile’s Chaiten volcano shaken by earthquake swarm of 80 tremors …
Tavurvur volcano (New Guinea) explosions & ash emissions …
*UPI “5.3 quake rattles northeast China”
*Fox News “Brightest explosion ever seen in the universe Scientists baffled as to why?
… Again, there will be signs in the “sun, moon and stars.”
*Fox News “America faces anger epidemic”
… No question this is true … and why? … because we have removed God from the public square … hence, hopelessness! ….
*The Washington Times “United States Post Office ad for ‘holiday stamps’ omits Christmas but includes Kwanzaa, Hanukkah”
…. I’m shocked! … but not really …
OK … That’s it for another week … and a fairly ‘wellbalanced’ one concerning headlines across the entire prophetic spectrum ….. But the highlights for me were these ….
*Pestilence … and lots of it worldwide, with the standout being the very large increase in volcano activity worldwide … Let’s hope the ‘super’ ones stay calm for the time being, at least …
*America … What a sad epitaph to a oncegreat nation! … The assault on God is in high gear, and the purging of the military is really scary! … and what about this racism ‘thing’ raising its ugly head once again. … From my perspective it was really improving until we elected a black president, and now somehow, it’s come back with a vengeance! … How ironic … Overall, I’ve never seen such polarization in this country since I’ve been around… racially, politically … the whole 9 yards! … And then there’s the continuing complete selling out of Israel on almost every level … in both the Palestinian & Iranian negotiations
… the stories this week pretty well sum up how the Israelis feel about us right now … not to mention the rest of the world. … What a complete mess these current leaders have made of this nation! … That retired General is right .. they should all be forced to resign … but sadly, I believe it is too late for America. … We crossed the line some time back and now we are just waiting for God’s wrath to come down upon us. … One day soon we will wake up to a completely different world, and then ………
Know that I love you all and am praying for you constantly! … And know also that even though tougher times are soon upon us, they will be shortlived for those of us who put our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. … Hallelujah! …….. So …
Until next time,