Words and the Power of Life or Death

Have you ever had the same message come into your life twice in one day?

When that happens, I always pay attention.

Today I heard a moving message on Focus on the Family by David Meece about two words his father said to him that killed him, spiritually speaking.

“You’re worthless.”

That’s what David’s father told him when he was 10 years old, as the father held a gun to his head. “At that moment,” David said, “I didn’t care if he pulled the trigger.”

His father had already killed something in his spirit, and he didn’t care to live.

(To listen to the whole compelling story, Continue reading “Words and the Power of Life or Death”

Joys of Summer?

lavender and daisiesI admit:  Summer is not my favorite season.

Not when it’s so hot and humid there are heat warnings. When I dread the relief of thunderstorms because most all of them all summer have meant water in the house and power outages that keep us bailing our sump pump and spending the weekends at Home Depot trying to solve this water issue.

HOWEVER, determined not to overlook the gifts of summer, I started a list. After you read mine, will you add a few items of your own by commenting, please? Let’s not let ourselves fail to appreciate the abundant gifts specifically of summer.

Abundant Gifts of Summer

  • fresh fruit: watermelon, ice cold on a summer day; cantaloupe, Michigan peaches, strawberries, and my favorite, blueberries–especially when picked fresh on an outing with a friend, or given to me by my son who thoughtfully bought 5 packages on sale because he knew they were my favorite fruit
  • garden produce, especially zucchini (I make a mean Italian-style fried zucchini dish) and tomatoes (the only time to eat them is in season, in my opinion)
  • flowers: the amazing variety of color and shape
  • light before 6 a.m.
  • air conditioning (a godsend when it works)
  • warm gentle rains (I do remember one, anyway, that was lovely)
  • the color green
  • birds and their songs (I saw a bluebird–only the second time I’ve seen one in my life. He was gorgeous!)
  • pools and lakes and oceans to swim in

And …? What particular gifts of summer are you thankful for?

What God’s Doing in His World …

When you’re tired and overwhelmed by the news and all the havoc human being are wreaking in the world, come back here and view this. Be reminded that this is God’s world, and indeed, where he’s at work, “It’s a Wonderful World.”

Let the images and song linger … and become a mental break after listening to the news.


The Greatest Abundant Gift I Can Offer You

I have been quietly testing something amazing for nearly three years …

Three years I’ve kept quiet about it because–well, when something seems too good to be true, invariably it is.

Except in this case.

(The only other two things I’ve found to be “too good to be true”–yet do work–are Cold Eeze and Tide2Go stain remover.)

So for nearly three years, I’ve been quietly testing and figuring out how to tell people about this discovery. Because it’s such a different way of looking at health and healing, I knew it would be difficult for people to grasp right away.

For the past year and a half, I also thoroughly checked out the author, the company, and even the Bible to make sure everything is what it appears to be.

Now I am convinced: This is the real deal. And it’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever encountered.

What if the root of all issues–disease, relationship issues, performance issues–came from ONE source?

And what if the way to heal that source were discovered?

Further … what if that source could be healed without any medications or anything that would cause side effects or possible harm?

I told you it would seem too good to be true. But as I said, I’ve been testing it every which way for three years. And now I can talk about it, because the information is finally available Continue reading “The Greatest Abundant Gift I Can Offer You”

Fascinating Interview on Evidence for God’s Existence

Meyer_Stephen_03I‘ve always been fascinated by science, and so it’s been very exciting to me to see so much of the latest research in physics, biology, cosmology and other sciences that point to the amazing complexity of the universe.

Much of it may also provide evidence–scientific evidence–that God exists.

Recently I interviewed Dr. Stephen Meyer, director of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture and a founder both of the intelligent design movement and of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, intelligent design’s primary intellectual and scientific headquarters.

If you’ve wondered if there is scientific evidence you can point to for the existence of God, for your own certainty or to convince someone else, I invite you to listen to this Virtual Tour with Dr. Stephen Meyer. You even get to ask Dr. Meyer a question! (Though the live event is past, questions will continue to be answered at the TrueU.org blog.)

This is rare access to someone who speaks all over the world and is a recognized voice in the scientific community.

Meyer earned his PhD in the History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University for a dissertation on the history of origin of life biology and the methodology of the historical sciences. Previously he worked as a geophysicist with the Atlantic Richfield Company after earning his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Geology.

Dr. Meyer’s most recent book is Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design. Other books he has co-written or edited two books are Darwinism, Design, and Public Education with Michigan State University Press and Science and Evidence of Design in the Universe (Ignatius 2000).

He has also authored numerous technical articles as well as editorials in magazines and newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Houston Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, First Things and National Review.

If you have a question for Dr. Meyer, ask it at www.askstephenmeyer.com. He may answer your question in the future, and you’ll get access to the recording which you can even download to listen to at your convenience.

Let Us Never Forget

I received this email from Paul Galloway today, Memorial Day USA, and I agreed with every word of it.  So I thought I’d pass it on. Thank you, Paul, for expressing it so movingly and simply.

Today is a American holiday, “Memorial Day”. On this day we remember those who have given their lives while serving in the armed forces.

I fear that a great many Americans (perhaps even a large majority) only see Memorial Day as an extra day off from work — a three day weekend of entertainment and recreation.  This lack of gratitude — this irreverence for things sacred — is distressing to me. . . .

I for one would just like to publicly say “Thank You” . . .

To all the wives who have lost husbands,

To all the husbands who have lost wives,

To all the children who have lost mothers and fathers,

To all the parents who have lost their dear children (I can’t imagine your pain),

To everyone who has lost a sister, brother, aunt, uncle,  grandmother, grandfather or dear friend,

And especially to all the men and women who have sacrificed your lives, giving up everything you hoped and dreamed for in your future . . .

To all who have given so much so that my family and I can
continue living under the banner of freedom . . .

Thank you.

Yours is a debt I can never repay, but I promise I will never forget nor take for granted your sacrifice for your
country, and for me.

God bless you and your families!

Paul Galloway
Cheney, KS
USA

Scientific Evidence God Exists?

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Is there actual scientific evidence that God exists?

You get to decide, when you sign up for next week’s Virtual Tour with Dr. Stephen Meyer. You even get to ask Dr. Meyer a question!

This is rare access to someone who speaks all over the world and is a recognized voice in the scientific community.

Dr. Stephen Meyer is currently director of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture and a founder both of the intelligent design movement and of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, intelligent design’s primary intellectual and scientific headquarters.

Meyer earned his PhD in the History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University for a dissertation on the history of origin of life biology and the methodology of the historical sciences. Previously he worked as a geophysicist with the Atlantic Richfield Company after earning his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Geology.

Dr. Meyer’s most recent book is Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design. Other books he has co-written or edited two books are Darwinism, Design, and Public Education with Michigan State University Press and Science and Evidence of Design in the Universe (Ignatius 2000).

He has also authored numerous technical articles as well as editorials in magazines and newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Houston Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, First Things and National Review.

Ask your question about scientific evidence that God exists at www.askaboutcreation.com and you’ll get all the details of the event.

Virtual Book Tour on Hidden Culprit in Health Issues

Today, Good Friday, I can’t help but think of this scripture, so applicable to the reason for this email: “Yet it was our sicknesses he carried, it was our diseases that weighed him down….”(Isaiah 53:4a)

The gift of health is something I believe God wants for us. While we may never experience it totally in this life, it is one of the things Jesus died to bring us–starting in this life.

For this reason I’d like to invite you to a Virtual Book Tour I’m doing that could make a huge difference in your health, or the health of someone you love.

Next Tuesday, April 6, I will interview Dr. Vikki Petersen on a topic which affects many more people than know it: gluten.

Dr. Vikki is the author of The Gluten Effect, and she will be answering questions from people who sign up at www.askaboutgluten.com. (If you’re reading this after the event, you may still ask a question–she’ll be answering questions on her blog–and listen to the replay of the VBT.)

When you sign up, you may download the first chapters of the book, including a Gluten Sensitivity Self-Test.

I was shocked to find out how many health issues can be traced to gluten sensitivity. Continue reading “Virtual Book Tour on Hidden Culprit in Health Issues”

Update on My Haiti Child

I just received word that my Compassion child in Haiti, St. Hilaire Germima, survived the earthquake without injury, but her father was injured and the house damaged Not destroyed–they can still live there–but damaged.

I don’t know more details. Please pray for them, for the Compassion staff (and other relief workers), and all Compassion children. As well as all the suffering families, and the churches and organizations.

Here’s a link to a report on what Compassion is doing in Haiti.

I appreciate your caring!

Love in the Cracks of Life’s Road

Love int the Cracks of the road of lfieThe roads were icy, so I looked down as I trudged along on my usual morning walk.

Our roads are a mess here. Many cracks, many potholes. This snowy, icy winter has added even more damage.

As I walked, I suddenly stopped.  Something caught my eye.

The shape of a particular crack arrested me. It looked just like …  a heart!

Our newspaper recently did a photo story on heart shapes in nature. God’s hidden messages–hidden except for those with the eyes to see.

Here was another heart shape, symbol of love. But not in the natural world. In the world humans made, in the road made up of asphalt and dirt and salt.

It’s not so difficult to believe God’s love shows up in the natural realm. But in the world so marred by both human and natural affliction–can we expect to find God’s stamp of love?

Yet, here it is. Here in the broken road is a symbol of love.

It made me think of a verse in Jeremiah 18. “This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: ‘Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.’ So I went down to the potter’s hour, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him” (verses 1-4).

Here we are, going along the road of life, and Continue reading “Love in the Cracks of Life’s Road”