Saturday, July 25, 2015

Practicing For Disaster

Chris and I just moved to the wrong side of the railroad tracks.  When the oil trains speed by at top speeds, blasting warning whistles, we feel like the train is coming right through our condo.  Because of the feeling that we need to be prepared for a train disaster or any other disaster like climate change, ISIS, and or lawlessness, we decided to set aside clothes and our medications in a "ready" bag to grab just in case a calamity occurs.  Here is how Lucy and all practiced for a crisis resulting from Lucy's unpredictable birth pangs:

In another funny movie,  "Father's little Dividend," the grandparents to be, jumped into action when they thought the baby was coming.  The scene showing the future grandmother driving to the hospital had me rolling on the floor.  Although having a baby in a hospital doesn't usually come as a surprise, the timing of a baby's birth can be without warning.

Here's why these movies are so funny-- because, even if we prepare for emergencies, our emotions take over, and we can't think clearly.  That's when we need to remember the first thing to do in case of catastrophe is to pray a short "help" prayer.  With prayer, practice, and preparedness, we can learn to be composed and in control in case of adversity.

Here are two links on preparing for the big earthquake on the West Coast of the U.S.  Click here for the July 28, 2015 article published in the New Yorker Magazine. For the Seattle government website click here

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Loud Silence

I praise the Lord for Senator Lankford.  In the 9 minute video above he appeals to human decency for the protection of the unborn.  Many "Christians" have supported abortion because they feel people should not be saddled with an unwanted child.   Finally, after the release of the barbaric practices of Planned Parenthood shown on an undercover video tape this week, maybe this evil organization will be defunded by the U.S. Government.  We can hope and pray that it is a breakthrough for many deceived people even in the Church. The deafening silence of many in the Church will finally be revealed. I hope those who have been mislead will be turned from denial and speak up for the defenseless.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Anti- Israel Sentiment And How It Grows

Jim Fletcher was interviewed today on the radio program “Understanding the Times,”  Fletcher reported on the “Justice Conference” held recently in Chicago where 18- to 34 year olds were targeted.  The main speaker at the conference was Cornel West.  David Horowitz wrote a long article in 2010 revealing that Cornel West pushes Marxism. West was or is an advisor to President Obama.

The second guest on the same program was Laurie Cardoza-Moore, ThD. She is a successful leader, businesswoman, wife, mother of five, and founder and President of Proclaiming Justice to The Nations. She has devoted her life to educate Christians about their Biblical responsibility to stand with their Jewish brethren and the State of Israel. (She has studied the Bible with Community Bible Study for many years.) As an accomplished media veteran, Laurie has been part of over 500 film and video productions as both on-screen talent and producer. In 2011, as a result of Laurie’s relentless efforts to defend Israel in the global media, Dr. John Lupoli, President of the World Council of Independent Christian Churches (WCICC) took note of Laurie’s ability to communicate this important message globally and invited Laurie to serve as the WCICC’s Special Envoy at the United Nations to bring this message to the global leaders at the UN. Her website is 

During the “Understanding the Times” interview Moore revealed that Pearson Publishers, owned by Prentice Hall, published “The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography.”  They hired a Muslim, a member of the Council on Islamic Education, to edit the book.

Here are 2 videos where she is interviewed on Fox News:

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We live in exciting times.  Jesus holds everything together. All we need to do is seek to know Him more and do the good deeds that He has prepared in advance for us to do.  He is coming back soon.

Thursday, July 9, 2015


Joni recording her podcast radio program

Because of my chronic pain from fibromyalgia, I spend a large amount of my time resting.  Being from the “entertainment generation” or maybe it’s just me; I like to occupy myself by watching old movies, listening to my favorite music, or being encouraged by inspirational sermons, devotionals, or worthy of note facts.  Here is a list of the podcasts I listen to.  I subscribe to them through I Tunes or

1.  Joni and friends-- is a 4 minute podcast where she opens her heart and God’s word to you every week day as she shares rich and deep Biblical insights gleaned from living over four decades in her wheelchair.

2.  JustThinking—with Ravi Zacharias is a quarter-hour weekday broadcast. The broadcast outreach of RZIM is a listener-supported ministry that powerfully mixes biblical teaching and Christian apologetics. The programs seek to explore issues such as life's meaning, the credibility of the Christian message and the Bible, the weakness of modern intellectual movements, and the uniqueness of Jesus Christ.

3.  ReviveOur Hearts--  Nancy Leigh DeMoss explores women's issues from a biblical perspective.

4.  Fiveminutes in Church History--   hosted by Dr. Stephen Nichols, is a weekly podcast that provides an informal and informative look at church history. Join us each week as we take a brief break from the present to go exploring the past. Travel back in time as we look at the people, events, and even the places that have shaped the story of Christianity. Each podcast offers an easily digestible glimpse of how the eternal, unchangeable God has worked in the church over prior generations, and how this can encourage us today. This is our story—our family history. 5 Minutes in Church History is an outreach of Ligonier Ministries.

5. Capitol Hill Baptist Church Sermons--Capitol Hill Baptist Church is a Baptist church located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., a few blocks from the United States Capitol. Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of the church. I grew up in the D.C. area so it is interesting to me to hear references to “The Hill” and what is going on in politics in regard to the Christian life.

6. North Hills Community Church Sermons—Senior Pastor Peter Hubbard-- …and when we say “church” we mean people because that’s what the church is – God’s people. So, welcome to a collection of people from all walks of life and a diversity of backgrounds who are united by faith in Jesus Christ and an allegiance to his Word. Welcome to a chorus of people who are eager to worship God together in praise and prayer. Welcome to a family of people who are aware of their weaknesses and need, and as a result are urging each other to love and obey Christ through authentic relationships. Welcome to a band of ordinary people who are learning to joyfully give of their time and resources to serve the lost and hurting people of the Upstate of South Carolina and the world.

7.Mitchel Road Presbyterian Church Sermons—Greenville, South Carolina, Senior Pastor Andy Lewis --Celebrate Christ.  Equip the Church.  Engage the World.