Archive for June, 2007

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Sorry for the lack of posts lately

June 27, 2007

I have been back this week from our vacation in California last week… and well I still am recovering from it a bit. Being diabetic takes its toll while I am on the road.

We had tons of fun and we were able to see almost everyone that we wanted to… though those we did not get to were greatly missed.

AND we ate and ate… we forget how good the food is out there.

We spent some time in Monterey in our old stopping grounds… Papa Chano’s is great, the Fishwife is always great… Turtle Bay and Petra’s our always are favorites! We also played tourists a bit and saw the Monterey Bay Aquarium… the kids loved it!

We found out that TES’ old job is still available as they just can fill that position… and I realized I missed living there much.

We were able to stay at a house my sister in law was house sitting… the people actually wanted us to stay there while they were in Hawaii. It was in Menlo Park and was a very fine house… not one I would ever be able to afford I assure you. It was truly a blessing.

We also stayed in a tent on the way up and back. In Pocatello it was a bit chilly as we set our tent up at midnight. It was not as old in Winnemucca on the way back but a bit miserable with the stickers in the grass and in trying to find a good place to set up a tent. We were shocked to see a sign there at McDonald’s stating they would pay $10.00/hr wages… it was almost tempting with the cost of living there being so low. LOL!

Over all we drove, ate, saw friends and relatives and listened to hours of Derek Webb, then came back… it was a bit of a rush.

So here I am trying to stabilize my blood sugars and thinking about so many things. Not must about the trip… but about a few things i hope to share later. Just a tip. If you have not read Shane Clairborne’s Irresistible Revolution I recommend it greatly.

Blessings,
iggy

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Sorry for the lack of posts lately

June 27, 2007

I have been back this week from our vacation in California last week… and well I still am recovering from it a bit. Being diabetic takes its toll while I am on the road.

We had tons of fun and we were able to see almost everyone that we wanted to… though those we did not get to were greatly missed.

AND we ate and ate… we forget how good the food is out there.

We spent some time in Monterey in our old stopping grounds… Papa Chano’s is great, the Fishwife is always great… Turtle Bay and Petra’s our always are favorites! We also played tourists a bit and saw the Monterey Bay Aquarium… the kids loved it!

We found out that TES’ old job is still available as they just can fill that position… and I realized I missed living there much.

We were able to stay at a house my sister in law was house sitting… the people actually wanted us to stay there while they were in Hawaii. It was in Menlo Park and was a very fine house… not one I would ever be able to afford I assure you. It was truly a blessing.

We also stayed in a tent on the way up and back. In Pocatello it was a bit chilly as we set our tent up at midnight. It was not as old in Winnemucca on the way back but a bit miserable with the stickers in the grass and in trying to find a good place to set up a tent. We were shocked to see a sign there at McDonald’s stating they would pay $10.00/hr wages… it was almost tempting with the cost of living there being so low. LOL!

Over all we drove, ate, saw friends and relatives and listened to hours of Derek Webb, then came back… it was a bit of a rush.

So here I am trying to stabilize my blood sugars and thinking about so many things. Not must about the trip… but about a few things i hope to share later. Just a tip. If you have not read Shane Clairborne’s Irresistible Revolution I recommend it greatly.

Blessings,
iggy

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Day of Silence for internet radio… June 26th

June 25, 2007

Support Internet Radio

If your favorite Internet radio station is not playing here is why…

The ‘Day of Silence’is being organized by SaveNetRadio Coalition, whose 14,000 members include: Yahoo Inc., Viacom Inc, and RealNetworks Inc..

SaveNetRadio said the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board’s March decision to boost royalty rates will kill the fledgling industry, if goes into effect on July 15. It is hoping the ‘Day of Silence’ will help raise public awareness of the issue.”

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Day of Silence for internet radio… June 26th

June 25, 2007

Support Internet Radio

If your favorite Internet radio station is not playing here is why…

The ‘Day of Silence’is being organized by SaveNetRadio Coalition, whose 14,000 members include: Yahoo Inc., Viacom Inc, and RealNetworks Inc..

SaveNetRadio said the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board’s March decision to boost royalty rates will kill the fledgling industry, if goes into effect on July 15. It is hoping the ‘Day of Silence’ will help raise public awareness of the issue.”

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emergesque: "The Simple Way" Community Devastated by Fire

June 25, 2007

We are currently reading this “Irresistible Revolution” in our Wednesday studies… so this is some sad news to us.

emergesque: “The Simple Way” Community Devastated by Fire

Here is more on this sad story.

http://www.thesimpleway.org/

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emergesque: "The Simple Way" Community Devastated by Fire

June 25, 2007

We are currently reading this “Irresistible Revolution” in our Wednesday studies… so this is some sad news to us.

emergesque: “The Simple Way” Community Devastated by Fire

Here is more on this sad story.

http://www.thesimpleway.org/

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Great Quotes: from all over

June 15, 2007

“We somehow think that the Church is here for us; we forget that we are the Church, and we’re here for the world.” – Erwin McManus

““Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Heb.13:8). He is the same Jesus now as He was in the Upper Room and as He appeared to Paul on the road to Damascus. He is the same Jesus as when Martin Luther nailed his ninety-five theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg. He is the same Jesus as when the Enlightenment was in full force. Modern world, postmodern world, post-postmodern world…Jesus never changes. He is the reason for and the focus of all that we do. He is our anchor, no matter which direction the tide may be taking us.” – Dan Kimball

“The Church’s responsibility is not only to hold to the basic, Scriptural principals of the Christian faith, but to communicate these unchanging truths ‘into’ the generation in which it is living. Every generation has the problem of learning how to speak meaningfully to its own age. It cannot be solved without an understanding of the changing existential situation which it faces.” – Frances Schaeffer

“No man has any moral right to go before the people who has not first been long before the Lord. No man has any right to speak to men about God who has not first spoken to God about men. And the prophet of God should spend more time in the secret place praying than he spends in the public place preaching.” – A.W. Tozer

“The incarnation of Jesus Christ is God’s undeniable evidence that relevance to culture is not optional.” Erwin McManus

“Nobodies change the world. The Somebodies in Places of Power tend to exercise their power to maintain the status quo or to improve the status quo. But when it’s time to move from status quo to terra nova, that’s usually the job of Nobodies from the powerless places at the margins. Think of Moses, Esther, Nehemiah, Jesus, Paul….” The character Neo in Brian McLaren’s book, “A New Kind of Christian”

CHRIST HIMSELF ­ THE CONTENT OF CHRISTIAN FAITH
By: Major W. Ian Thomas

There is something, which makes Christianity more than a religion, more than an ethic, and more than the idle dream of the sentimental idealist. It is this something, which makes it relevant to each one of us right now as a contemporary experience. It is the fact that Christ Himself is the very life content of the Christian faith. It is He who makes it “tick.” “Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it” (I Thessalonians 5:24). The One who calls you is the One who does that to which He calls you. “For it is God which worketh in you, both to will and to do of His good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13). He is Himself the very dynamic of all His demands.

Christ did not die simply that you might be saved from a bad conscience, or even to remove the stain of past failure, but to “clear the decks” for divine action. You have been told that Christ died to save you. This is gloriously true in a very limited, though vital sense. In Romans 5:10 we read, “If, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” The Lord Jesus Christ therefore ministers to you in two distinct ways – He reconciles you to God by His death, and He saves you by His life.

This, however, is but the beginning of the story, “for if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, (now an accomplished fact,) we shall be saved (as a continuing process) by His life” (Romans 5:10). The glorious fact of the matter is this ­ no sooner has God reconciled to Himself the man who has responded to His call, than He re-imparts to him, as a forgiven sinner, the presence of the Holy Spirit, and this restoration to him of the Holy Spirit constitutes what the Bible calls regeneration, or new birth. Titus 3:5 and 6, ­ “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and the renewing of the Holy Ghost; which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour.”

From: The Saving Life of Christ, Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House. ©1961.