Saturday, November 26, 2011

Music from Bear Valley - My Witness on the Today Show

Copied from my other blog:

  Are we accelerating down that slippery slope to a Godless country? I was reminded of the time I was interviewed by a Today Show employee; here is my witness:

   I had a God given chance to testify on national TV in the early 80s. I was living and working in the Bay area of California and camping in Bear Valley weekends. Bear Valley in the Sierras above Angles Camp taking route 49 as I recall. There is something called "Music from Bear Valley" for three weekends during the summer. I raved to the ticket sellers/ takers at the concerts how wonderful to be able to camp and attend concerts at the same time. The next weekend the Today staff was filming a special segment on the concerts in Bear Valley and wanted to interview a camper who came to camp and for the concerts. As I was one of two campers they knew about and the only tent camper (I was younger then), I was chosen. The Today people came to my campsite in the very open free camping area. I was asked if I thought this was a proper place for concerts and I was taken back. I asked "What better place for concerts than God's cathedral". The interesting thing is that Today recorded three hours of film and cut it down to four minutes. My testimony was included but I wonder if it would be today as we, as a country, stray further from God.

Friday, November 25, 2011

James Charter 5 - The Hal Lindsey Report

   I received Hal Lindsey's email concerning tonight's broadcast of The Hal Lindsey Report:
   A couple of weeks ago, a viewer wrote to me and asked if James 5:1-8 had any prophetic significance. To be candid, I had never carefully studied the passage in that light before. I was surprised to discover that its message really does apply to these times.

   little from James 5, Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! Your riches are corrupted.... Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you.... You have heaped up treasure in the last days. Indeed, the wages of the laborers who have mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of [Hosts]. I'm listening to Chuck Missler's teaching on James Chapter 5, right on IMO. The Hal Lindsey Report is on TBN Friday at 6:30 PM here in Arizona.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Taxes? How About Pay It Forward to God!

   Now that the super committee has failed to reach any agreement, I don’t know what will happen to our country, however, I agree we have a spending problem and IMO, little accountability by those spending tax dollars.

   Although I’m one of those who doesn’t currently pay income tax as I’m on a fixed income from earned entitlements, Social Security and a company pension, I pay it forward to God. Operation Blessings (OB) does so much good both here in the US and around the world. As my fixed income stays fixed and expenses go up, my wish is that I could do more. Another wish is that our governor officials would be held as accountable for spending as OB is:

As we approach Thanksgiving, please watch this short video about OB.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Time to get my life in order!

I just have no patience with being sick however.....I have a cold that seems to be developing into bronchitis.  After overdoing it yesterday I paid last night and today. I'm running a slight fever and really coughing. I actually scared myself last night when I started choking and couldn't get my breath. I had an inhaler and my throat finally settled down. I found this rather humorist as I thought what if I pass on with three days worth of dirty dishes in the sink, overflowing onto the counter. The dirty dishes bothered me to the point I got up about one AM and washed them. Choking is a common occurrence with polio survivors so perhaps it's time to start taking a Z-pak.  My reaction reminded me again of how unpredictable life is.  The thought of dying doesn't bother me as I'll be with Jesus, however family and friends..., it is way pass time to get my earthly life in order. 

IMO, long before I have to worry about choking to death, Jesus will come for his Church.  The really big question, are you ready?

Friday, November 11, 2011

Drinking in the Word

   I'm watching and listening to the power point teachings by Chuck Missler on the Book of Luke. I finished hour two of 24 hours, very informative. I joined Dr. Missler's Online school, The Koinonia Institute and should be working on my orientation so I can actually start taking the classes.
   I bought a little electronic device, the NowBible. In addition to the Bible it has many study enhancements as well as being an MP3 player. It is compatible with an eight GB mini SD Card so I have lots and lots of teachings on it. I can listen to the teachings or read along with the audio Bible. It is well worth the price.
   There is so much to learn and the more I read the Bible the more I know how very little I know. I told friends at Bible study that it's like a huge, deep water source that I want to dive into and explore ever nock and crannie of. I was brought up in the church and loves the Old Testament Bible stories as a child. I mostly attended mainstream Protestant churches but now for several years have been attending Bible based churches. Now at the Biblical three score and ten I can't seem to get my fill of the Bible.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I Joined the Online Koinonia Institue, Nowto Feed on the Word

  I bought Chuck Missler's Learn the Bible in 24 Hours several years ago and it's great. Before God TV changed it's signal I would watch Dr. Missler. I've listened to a number of his teaching on the firefighter for Christ website.

  I joke that I'm both tired and retired, however, it's not in me to sit quietly by. After decades as a technocrat, I now make jewelry and have ecommerce carts Online. Like most people today I find business is very slow, plus studying the Word is more satisfying.

  I spend my summers in my home state of Michigan and my winters in Arizona. I attend good Bible based churches in both states and join in Bible studies. I'm finding that the older I get the more time I spend with the Lord. Often I get so impatience with people and their denigrating the Bible and Jesus, don't they know that they are condemning themselves to the wide gate? I know that we are to pray for their coming into the Kingdom so I do.