Archive for August, 2005

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Who is reading this Blog?

August 31, 2005
I was going over some stats of the visitors to this blog… I was a bit overwhelmed as to how many different states let alone countries that have not only visited but returned to read this blog.

I do recognize a few of you from your locations.

I am greatly humbled and want say thank you.

If you see you state and/or country, say hello.

Blessings,
iggy

United States

Arizona, Glendale
Arkansas, Biggers
California, Lake Isabella
California, Los Angeles
California, Pleasanton
California, Redding
California, San Jose
California, San Mateo,
District of Columbia, Washington
Georgia, Atlanta
Idaho, Idaho Falls
Idaho, Ucon
Kentucky, Burlington
Massachusetts, Lowell
Minnesota, Minneapolis
Minnesota, Saint Paul
Montana, Billings
Montana, Bozeman
Nebraska, Kearney South Dakota, Watertown
New Jersey, Williamstown
New York, Buffalo
New York, Islip
New York, New York
New York, Palisades
North Carolina, Etowah
Ohio, Canton
Ohio, Cleveland
Oregon, Beaverton,
South Carolina, West Columbia
Texas, Austin
Texas, Edinburg
Virginia, Norfolk,
Virginia, Portsmouth

Australia
Sydney

Melbourne

Austria
Vienna, Wien

Argentina

Florida, Buenos Aires

Canada

Toronto, Ontario

Chile
Santiago, Region Metropolitana

Finland
Ruohonp, Western Finland

India
Delhi

Lithuania
Siauliai, Siauliu Apskritis

Mexico
Mexico, Distrito Federal

Norway

Fornebu, Akershus

Singapore

United Kingdom
Blaydon, Newcastle upon Tyne
Saint Mary Bourne, Wiltshire

Venezuela
Caracas, Distrito Federal

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Who is reading this Blog?

August 31, 2005
I was going over some stats of the visitors to this blog… I was a bit overwhelmed as to how many different states let alone countries that have not only visited but returned to read this blog.

I do recognize a few of you from your locations.

I am greatly humbled and want say thank you.

If you see you state and/or country, say hello.

Blessings,
iggy

United States

Arizona, Glendale
Arkansas, Biggers
California, Lake Isabella
California, Los Angeles
California, Pleasanton
California, Redding
California, San Jose
California, San Mateo,
District of Columbia, Washington
Georgia, Atlanta
Idaho, Idaho Falls
Idaho, Ucon
Kentucky, Burlington
Massachusetts, Lowell
Minnesota, Minneapolis
Minnesota, Saint Paul
Montana, Billings
Montana, Bozeman
Nebraska, Kearney South Dakota, Watertown
New Jersey, Williamstown
New York, Buffalo
New York, Islip
New York, New York
New York, Palisades
North Carolina, Etowah
Ohio, Canton
Ohio, Cleveland
Oregon, Beaverton,
South Carolina, West Columbia
Texas, Austin
Texas, Edinburg
Virginia, Norfolk,
Virginia, Portsmouth

Australia
Sydney

Melbourne

Austria
Vienna, Wien

Argentina

Florida, Buenos Aires

Canada

Toronto, Ontario

Chile
Santiago, Region Metropolitana

Finland
Ruohonp, Western Finland

India
Delhi

Lithuania
Siauliai, Siauliu Apskritis

Mexico
Mexico, Distrito Federal

Norway

Fornebu, Akershus

Singapore

United Kingdom
Blaydon, Newcastle upon Tyne
Saint Mary Bourne, Wiltshire

Venezuela
Caracas, Distrito Federal

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Katrina – the fist fo God? Jerusalem Newswire

August 30, 2005

This is really something to think about. I found it very interesting.
Any thoughts?

Blessings,
iggy
Jerusalem Newswire
Katrina – The fist of God?
By Stan Goodenough
August 29th, 2005
Today is going to be a terrible day for millions of people in the United States as Hurricane Katrina comes roaring ashore on the northern Gulf Coast of the country.
Hopefully, prayerfully, despite the worst-case scenarios being predicted by many weather experts and others in the media, there will not be an enormous loss of life.
But even if no one dies, the thought of hundreds of thousands of people having to leave their homes in the last 48 hours to stream out of the hurricane’s path, not knowing what they will come back to – what will happen to their neighborhoods, their houses, their possessions, almost everything they hold dear – is a terrifying thought indeed.
Untold numbers of people are about to be made refugees. Life, as many in the south-eastern USA have known it for generations, is about to change, painfully and dramatically.
For millions more citizens in the “greatest nation on earth” – those who are not physically near the advancing storm – their existence is also about to take a turn for the worse.
Katrina has forced oil workers to evacuate rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, stopping the production of 600,000 barrels of oil a day. Seven oil refineries and a major oil import terminal have been closed.
Oil prices have already gone through the roof, soaring to a record high of $70.80 a barrel of crude since last Friday. Things could get much worse.
The US is particularly sensitive to oil price hikes. While comprising just five percent of the world population, Americans daily consume 20 million barrels of oil – 25 percent of the world’s total.
Two weeks ago, the monster Katrina was not on any radar screen, although the 2005 hurricane season, which began in July and will not peak until September, had already seen a record number of hurricanes.
On August 14, citizens in the United States, like people around the world, heard about the issuing of an order for the forced evacuation of Jews from parts of Israel’s biblical land.
For six days they watched as thousands of weeping people were pulled and carried from their homes, forced to leave their gardens, parks, communities, schools, towns and synagogues, everything they had spent decades building; banned from ever returning again. Those scenes were soon followed by pictures of bulldozers and other earth-moving machinery pulverizing the just-vacated homes into heaps of dust.
While this was taking place, a small tropical depression was forming near the Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean. Slowly, as the air began to revolve, the nonthreatening weather system began moving in the direction of Florida.
Yesterday, we in Israel watched as American officials, including President George W. Bush, ordered the mandatory evacuation of New Orleans and its surrounds. That small depression had turned into a frightening fiend. Now we are seeing on our television screens up to a million people being forced to leave their homes. People are weeping on camera, mourning that they are going to lose “everything we own; everything we have worked for.”
As today unfolds we are bracing to see wind and water pounding homes, whole communities, into the ground.
Is this some sort of bizarre coincidence? Not for those who believe in the God of the Bible and the immutability of His Word.
What America is about to experience is the lifting of God’s hand of protection; the implementation of His judgment on the nation most responsible for endangering the land and people of Israel.
The Bible talks about Him shaking His fist over bodies of water, and striking them.
While the “disengagement” plan was purportedly the brainchild of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the United States of America has for more than a decade been the chief sponsor and propeller of a diplomatic process that has dangerously weakened Israel in the face of an overwhelming, growing threat to annihilate her.
In the context of the last 12 years of peace-process history and not withstanding the desire of many on Israel’s left to go ahead with this process, the Sharon disengagement plan was something that was forced on Israel, primarily by the United States.
“It is a fact that Israel’s very existence is in grave danger, because of our nation’s sponsorship of ‘land for peace’ plans, which have led her to the brink of war,” writes US author William R. Koenig, in his 2004 book Eye to Eye– Facing the consequences of dividing Israel. (21st Century Press, Springfield MO, ISBN 0-9728899-9-X).
On the cover, a grim-faced President Bush is shown looking warily at a massive hurricane threatening his country.
Koenig writes, in a book listing major natural and man-made disasters experienced by the USA during its peace-process efforts in the Middle East:
“America is now experiencing the consequences (curses) of Middle East policies, which have been opposed to God’s Word and to the preservation of His covenant land.”
As this “storm of a lifetime” wreaks its rage on the southern United States today, non-believers may be tempted to shake their fists at God. Others will cry out for mercy. Will God hear them?
Our prayer is that He will.
“Pray for us. Pray for all of New Orleans,” a weeping woman resident of the city pleaded on an international television network Sunday evening as Katrina barreled its way towards her.
Many in America couldn’t have cared less about Jews being forced out of their homes and losing everything they have built. Here in Israel, many Jews will be feeling for the Americans who are now facing similar tragedies, tragedies brought about by the forces of heaven rather than through the political power of men.
Can’t you see the link, America? Won’t you see the link?
Copyright 2002-2004 Jerusalem Newswire

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Katrina – the fist fo God? Jerusalem Newswire

August 30, 2005

This is really something to think about. I found it very interesting.
Any thoughts?

Blessings,
iggy
Jerusalem Newswire
Katrina – The fist of God?
By Stan Goodenough
August 29th, 2005
Today is going to be a terrible day for millions of people in the United States as Hurricane Katrina comes roaring ashore on the northern Gulf Coast of the country.
Hopefully, prayerfully, despite the worst-case scenarios being predicted by many weather experts and others in the media, there will not be an enormous loss of life.
But even if no one dies, the thought of hundreds of thousands of people having to leave their homes in the last 48 hours to stream out of the hurricane’s path, not knowing what they will come back to – what will happen to their neighborhoods, their houses, their possessions, almost everything they hold dear – is a terrifying thought indeed.
Untold numbers of people are about to be made refugees. Life, as many in the south-eastern USA have known it for generations, is about to change, painfully and dramatically.
For millions more citizens in the “greatest nation on earth” – those who are not physically near the advancing storm – their existence is also about to take a turn for the worse.
Katrina has forced oil workers to evacuate rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, stopping the production of 600,000 barrels of oil a day. Seven oil refineries and a major oil import terminal have been closed.
Oil prices have already gone through the roof, soaring to a record high of $70.80 a barrel of crude since last Friday. Things could get much worse.
The US is particularly sensitive to oil price hikes. While comprising just five percent of the world population, Americans daily consume 20 million barrels of oil – 25 percent of the world’s total.
Two weeks ago, the monster Katrina was not on any radar screen, although the 2005 hurricane season, which began in July and will not peak until September, had already seen a record number of hurricanes.
On August 14, citizens in the United States, like people around the world, heard about the issuing of an order for the forced evacuation of Jews from parts of Israel’s biblical land.
For six days they watched as thousands of weeping people were pulled and carried from their homes, forced to leave their gardens, parks, communities, schools, towns and synagogues, everything they had spent decades building; banned from ever returning again. Those scenes were soon followed by pictures of bulldozers and other earth-moving machinery pulverizing the just-vacated homes into heaps of dust.
While this was taking place, a small tropical depression was forming near the Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean. Slowly, as the air began to revolve, the nonthreatening weather system began moving in the direction of Florida.
Yesterday, we in Israel watched as American officials, including President George W. Bush, ordered the mandatory evacuation of New Orleans and its surrounds. That small depression had turned into a frightening fiend. Now we are seeing on our television screens up to a million people being forced to leave their homes. People are weeping on camera, mourning that they are going to lose “everything we own; everything we have worked for.”
As today unfolds we are bracing to see wind and water pounding homes, whole communities, into the ground.
Is this some sort of bizarre coincidence? Not for those who believe in the God of the Bible and the immutability of His Word.
What America is about to experience is the lifting of God’s hand of protection; the implementation of His judgment on the nation most responsible for endangering the land and people of Israel.
The Bible talks about Him shaking His fist over bodies of water, and striking them.
While the “disengagement” plan was purportedly the brainchild of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the United States of America has for more than a decade been the chief sponsor and propeller of a diplomatic process that has dangerously weakened Israel in the face of an overwhelming, growing threat to annihilate her.
In the context of the last 12 years of peace-process history and not withstanding the desire of many on Israel’s left to go ahead with this process, the Sharon disengagement plan was something that was forced on Israel, primarily by the United States.
“It is a fact that Israel’s very existence is in grave danger, because of our nation’s sponsorship of ‘land for peace’ plans, which have led her to the brink of war,” writes US author William R. Koenig, in his 2004 book Eye to Eye– Facing the consequences of dividing Israel. (21st Century Press, Springfield MO, ISBN 0-9728899-9-X).
On the cover, a grim-faced President Bush is shown looking warily at a massive hurricane threatening his country.
Koenig writes, in a book listing major natural and man-made disasters experienced by the USA during its peace-process efforts in the Middle East:
“America is now experiencing the consequences (curses) of Middle East policies, which have been opposed to God’s Word and to the preservation of His covenant land.”
As this “storm of a lifetime” wreaks its rage on the southern United States today, non-believers may be tempted to shake their fists at God. Others will cry out for mercy. Will God hear them?
Our prayer is that He will.
“Pray for us. Pray for all of New Orleans,” a weeping woman resident of the city pleaded on an international television network Sunday evening as Katrina barreled its way towards her.
Many in America couldn’t have cared less about Jews being forced out of their homes and losing everything they have built. Here in Israel, many Jews will be feeling for the Americans who are now facing similar tragedies, tragedies brought about by the forces of heaven rather than through the political power of men.
Can’t you see the link, America? Won’t you see the link?
Copyright 2002-2004 Jerusalem Newswire

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From unadoptable to God’s child

August 28, 2005

For some reason I can’t get past this ugly dog story. I was thinking about how we often have such ugliness in our own life, and how we often are quick to judge others who we deem, “different”.

Here is the story as I understand it, taken from Sam”s (the ugly dog name) website.

Sam is a purebred, yes that’s right, a purebred Chinese Crested Hairless. He’s almost 15 years old and was taken in as a rescue over five years ago by Susie Lockheed. He was considered “un-adoptable” by local shelters. Susie took him in on a 48-hour trial period. During that time he lived in a cage because he acted like “Cujo” the rabid dog. Susie had to shove food and water into the cage and run. The 48-hour trial became several days, and then Sam just walked out of the cage and became one of the pack (other hairless dogs who found harbor in Susie’s domain).

Susie Lockheed loves animals. She was willing to take into her house a dog all others considered “unadoptable”. Even she was a bit afraid it seems and took care to not take chances that this dog could be dangerous.

What was the redeeming Grace that saved Sam? Susie’s love. Sam responded to Susies love and and soon entered into a new family. Can you see the parallel I am getting at?

God loves you. He is willing to take time to give us mercy and suffer our behavior to show us His love. When all others see you as un-adopotable, God through Jesus, calls you his child. As we respond to God’s love His love enters us and we begin to love others. Soon we find our self in God’s family of other redeemed un-adopotables. Then God adopts us out of His love for us.

We become God’s child, enter His family by His love and now can return love to Him and others.

We come from this.

To this.

Then even better, we are clothed in God righteousness and will be alive Eternally with God
and be in the presence of His Love forever.

Blessings,
iggy

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From unadoptable to God’s child

August 28, 2005

For some reason I can’t get past this ugly dog story. I was thinking about how we often have such ugliness in our own life, and how we often are quick to judge others who we deem, “different”.

Here is the story as I understand it, taken from Sam”s (the ugly dog name) website.

Sam is a purebred, yes that’s right, a purebred Chinese Crested Hairless. He’s almost 15 years old and was taken in as a rescue over five years ago by Susie Lockheed. He was considered “un-adoptable” by local shelters. Susie took him in on a 48-hour trial period. During that time he lived in a cage because he acted like “Cujo” the rabid dog. Susie had to shove food and water into the cage and run. The 48-hour trial became several days, and then Sam just walked out of the cage and became one of the pack (other hairless dogs who found harbor in Susie’s domain).

Susie Lockheed loves animals. She was willing to take into her house a dog all others considered “unadoptable”. Even she was a bit afraid it seems and took care to not take chances that this dog could be dangerous.

What was the redeeming Grace that saved Sam? Susie’s love. Sam responded to Susies love and and soon entered into a new family. Can you see the parallel I am getting at?

God loves you. He is willing to take time to give us mercy and suffer our behavior to show us His love. When all others see you as un-adopotable, God through Jesus, calls you his child. As we respond to God’s love His love enters us and we begin to love others. Soon we find our self in God’s family of other redeemed un-adopotables. Then God adopts us out of His love for us.

We become God’s child, enter His family by His love and now can return love to Him and others.

We come from this.

To this.

Then even better, we are clothed in God righteousness and will be alive Eternally with God
and be in the presence of His Love forever.

Blessings,
iggy

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Do you thirst?

August 25, 2005

Hugo has an interesting post about water. So go there and read it then come back.

OK, so your back.

What I found interesting was that water seems to be, alive. It seems to interact with sound and to pick up the “vibes” around it. Being that humans are about 90% water, I wonder at the effect of our environment has on us. I also began to think and wonder about what Jesus meant about being “Living Water”.Water or H2o comes in 3 forms, liquid, solid and gas. If on takes an ice cube and puts it into a pot and brings it to a boil there is a point called flash point that all three exists together as one. I think that is in a way a simplified explanation of the Trinity.

Water is essential to this planet as it sustains life that exist here on planet earth. Earth is unique as it seem to be the only planet that has it in liquid form. One would say it is the lifeblood of the planet. In the body it is essential for it to function properly. It aids in everything from digestion to reproduction to respiration. Without it one will die in a short time.

Jesus said in John 6:63, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.” The pharisees were all in a hubbub about whether Jesus had authority and where that authority came from. Jesus was stating that water is Life and He was Life. That as water is such and intrical part of our being and existence so Jesus must be in our life. Remember, water touches and take part in every thing in our physical body, without it we die.

Without water one dies. Without Christ Jesus we will remain dead in our sins and trespasses.

Let Jesus be Living Water in your life, and let Him flow over your whole existence.

Blessings,

iggy