Knowing The Mind Of God, Part 1.

November 30, 2006

A very interesting article from Telegraph.co.uk about Professor Stephen Hawking’s notion that man must colonize beyond the earth in order for our human race to survive.

Makes for a thoughtful read; the only issue I had was where he was quoted from his bestselling book, “A Brief History of Time”…in it he said that we would one day “know the mind of God” when we unlock the basic set of laws that govern the universe.

Know the mind of God? Hardly. God’s mind is so vast, so complex, and so infinite that we can’t even begin to think that we would know one iota of why He does things in a certain way; or we could even brag out loud that we could imitate the power and might of God’s creation. When the talk turns in this direction, it’s frightening.

Professor Hawking–please let God be God. Don’t try to out-theorize or out-think Him. All that will do is cause you to wonder about things even more. No one…I repeat…NO ONE…can ever know the mind of God.

Except God.

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Now the National Weather Service Says…

November 30, 2006

Heavy snow is on the way.

Here’s the forecast.

10-14 inches of snow. Yowza.

We’ll see. If it snows this much…I’ll definitely be sledding this weekend.


Ice Ice, Baby!

November 29, 2006

Yeah, I’m NOT Vanilla “I Used To Be A Rap Star” Ice…but I live in a place that might get socked with an ice storm this evening and into tomorrow morning.

The NWS says this; the folks at The Weather Channel say that.

Notice the Weather Channel also says we’re getting 4-6 inches of snow.

Nothng like highly varying forecasts to know exactly what the weather’s gonna do, huh?


After The Feast…

November 27, 2006

and a festive weekend which included Peanut Night in Marceline, preaching at First Christian Church, narrating a Christmas program for the Joy Singers at McLarney Manor and our home church hosting a gospel group called The Crusaders on Sunday…I am back at it, trying to catch up with posts and news and online blogging friends.

Man, I am tired; but it’s a good sort of tired that comes from doing stuff and enjoying time away from work (I had four days off). Needed some respite from the daily grind.

Foster parenting classes this evening; it’s our third session. Learning a lot and realizing more and more that the gulf (called separation from church and state) is wider than I ever imagined. It’s a total shame that God can’t even be mentioned as a means to help the nurturing and growth of these young people who are in the system. All they need are adult role models who love them and bring them up in the admonition of the Lord. That doesn’t mean we have to preach to them or shove Jesus down their throats…what it DOES mean is that we are to love them and care for them as Christ Himself loves us.

I think the world could use a little more of that kind of love, too.


Gobble, Gobble….Literally!

November 22, 2006

This man is just ASKING for a nap.

From ABC News.

Whoa.


What Are YOU Thankful For?

November 22, 2006

Here’s my list of things to be thankful in my life:

  • God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit
  • My wife, soulmate, and helpmate, Jeannie Marie
  • Our children
  • The ministry God has placed us in
  • My brothers, Ron and Robert
  • My mom, Jo Ann Davis
  • Family near and far (that includes all my loveable cousins)
  • Our church family at Trinity UMC
  • Friends near and far
  • Good health
  • Life
  • My job

And the list goes on and on.

I can truly say that we have been so blessed this past year; and I give thanks to the Lord for it all.

So, what are you thankful for?


Answering The Call

November 21, 2006

You know, I’ve tried to explain (sometimes in great, boring detail) about how God has called me into the ministry; it’s something that I have known since the day my life changed on May 5, 1989…that was the day I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior.

More on that later…I promise. But for now, let’s continue on.

My wife mentions on her blog about how she has grown in her faith and how God nurtures and sustains her daily. I have seen how God has changed her in so many ways; to be not only a better Christian, but a wonderful soulmate and helpmate for me. We are co-ministers in Christ, and I could find no better person to share my life with. I thank God daily for her, and for her unwavering support, as I continue down the ministry path.

I also thank God for the inspiration that I get in reading other Christian’s blogs; especially those who are either going in the ministry or currently are pastoring at other churches. One of these people is Amy at Gentle Whisper; she is currently in the Chaplaincy Program in the U.S. Army. Her blog entry today is a good one, and it talks of The Call that many believers experience, when they just KNOW that God is requiring them to do something more with their lives. It’s an inspiring read if you have some time.

And to all of those who are heeding The Great Commission from God–I salute you!

 Hoo-ah!