Monday, April 25. 2011
I almost feel like saying "A guy I know" has been fasting for 1 day a week now, going on at least 5 weeks. In years past, I never fasted much, because I didn't know what it was for. I figured that it didn't give me more favor with God, His Son has already paid for my way into His kingdom. I have only just started looking at Bible verses which mention fast or fasting. In the ones I've seen, the people fasting are usually sorrowful about something. Some of the verses indicate that what my sister in law said is true; she said that fasting is a way of humbling yourself before God.
At first, it was like a spiritual party, it was so neat to be focused on prayer all day, and drawing close to God. Now though, I'm thinking and praying about the condition of the church and country; it's a bit more sobering. Still, without yet finishing my look at what the Bible has to say about fasting, I will say this:
What it is, is an easy redirect. That slight empty feeling is a reminder to be in serious and constant prayer, your physical hunger is redirected to a spiritual hunger for God's presence. It's a huge blessing to know you're doing something so right and important.
Would you please join "a guy" in praying 1 day a week for your own purity, to know how to do the work of His Kingdom in your house and your community, and to see His power manifested in those places? You will be blessed.
Monday, April 25. 2011
Somebody was throwing away a tile cutting saw, still in the box. It had been used, but probably only once. There were cut tile pieces next to it, so I'm thinking that maybe a guy had some tile work he wanted to do, bought a cheap Harbor Freight saw. Used it for the work, then threw it away. I took it home, and Saturday afternoon, tried cutting some rocks with it; as a with-kids project. I already had the rocks; I was saving them because I really like the way metamorphic rocks look. I study their appearance because I want to be able to reproduce that layered look quickly and easily with paint.
As it turns out, The cut edges show the layers in a very nice way. Here are a couple pictures of the results. Most of these rocks have a spray clear coat on them, to make the patterns show more.
Tuesday, April 19. 2011
Friday, April 1. 2011
I don't want to make a posting about
A few people I know believe that
But suppose that there are some
Oh, we don't want to hurt anybody, we
If a church was to deny full
To reiterate: A church that says there
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