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Travel in “Luther Land”

When we travel in Eastern Nebraska we enjoy seeing all the Lutheran Churches and schools listed on the signs before each little town. Our town has a majority of Baptist churches and just the one Lutheran church we attend. You have a choice of Lutheran churches in this little town in Nebraska!
Categories: Religion and Tina's Diary.

Just Checking In

A minister passing through his church
in the middle of the day,
decided to pause by the altar
and see who had come to pray.

Just then the back door opened,
a man came down the aisle.
The minister frowned as he saw
the man hadn’t shaved in quite a while.

His shirt was kinda shabby
and his coat was worn and frayed.
The man knelt, he bowed his head,
then rose and walked away…

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Categories: Religion and Short Stories.

The Little Black Dog

I wonder if Christ had a little black dog,
All curly and wooly like mine,

With two silk ears and a nose round and wet,
And two eyes brown and tender that shine;

I’m sure if He had, that little black dog
Knew right from the first He was God,

That he needed no proofs that Christ was divine,
But just worshiped the ground He trod.

I’m afraid that He hadn’t, because I have read
How He prayed in the Garden alone,

When all of His friends and disciples had fled,
Even Peter, that one called a stone.

And Oh, I am sure that little black dog
With a true heart so tender and warm

Would never have left Him to suffer alone,
But creeping right under His arm,

Would have licked those dear fingers in agony clasped,
And counting all favors but loss,

When they led Him away, would have trotted behind
And followed Him quite to the cross.

— Elizabeth Gardner Reynolds

Categories: Poetry and Religion.

Hand Walkers “Prove” Evolution!

Last night Richard and I watched a Nova show about a family of “hand walkers,” 5 siblings who couldn’t walk upright, so ambulated on their hands and feet. The premise of the show was that this proved evolution because this family was “de-evolving” back to apes who walk in a similar fashion.

When I went to college I was taught that scientific process involved making a hypothesis and then TESTING to see whether the hypothesis was true, not making a hypothesis and then PROVING the hypothesis was true. The latter is what the evolutionists have been doing ever since Darwin explained MICRO evolution (ex. a bird’s beak changes to better eat the seeds of it’s changing world, NOT that a bird becomes a giraffe).

In the first few minutes of the show, I figured out that these kids were just mentally and physically retarded including their balance (they showed another sibling walking unsteadily). They could crawl and then walk on their hands and feet, but their balance wouldn’t allow them to go ahead and walk upright. It was interesting that the scientist said a baby moving on their hands and feet (as opposed to hands and knees) was very rare. All babies I’ve been around do it as a part of the process of learning to walk. I bet this guy either has no kids or, in true liberal fashion, farmed his kids out to day-care and wasn’t around them enough at that point in their growth to realize what they were doing. The “hand walkers” stalled out at the hands and feet step because their balance wasn’t good enough to keep them upright, and it was just easier for them to walk on their hands and feet.

During this show I was reminded of another show about a woman born with no arms who does most everything I can do with my hands with her feet. Using the form of “proof” in this show, this means people evolved from some form of life that didn’t have any arms since she is so well able to use her feet in this manner.

For a wide variety of reasons including poverty, lack of knowledge, worry about being stigmatized, etc., the parents in this show didn’t find help for their kids. I’m certain that just a little physical therapy in their childhood would have helped those kids walk. It wouldn’t have helped their underlying physical and mental disabilities, but at least they would have been able to walk upright.

However, that wouldn’t have filled up an hour time-slot, and it wouldn’t have PROVEN that we evolved from apes and some of us are now evolving backward to apes. And, I think the main reason for all this evolutionary push is to PROVE that there is no God and no creation. The scientists are casting about for any way they can prove this, and hand walking looks like the ticket.

Click here for the official Nova web page, and here and here for more info about the show.

Categories: Religion.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

When you have eaten and are satisfied,

praise the Lord your God for the good land he

has given you. Be careful that you do not forget

the Lord. . . Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied,

when you build fine houses and settle down, and when

your herds and flocks grow large and your silver

and gold increase and all you have is multiplied,

then your heart will become proud and

you will forget the Lord your God. . .

—Deuteronomy 8:10-14

 

Thanks to Kit Pharo of Pharo Cattle Company for reminding us of this very important fact!

Categories: Religion, Thanksgiving, The Arts, and Tina's Diary.

Happy Autumn with the 7 “Ups!”

1. Wake up!

Decide to have a good day.
“This is the day the Lord hath made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Psalms 118:24

2. Dress up!

The best way to dress up is to put on a smile.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
“The Lord does not look at the things man looks at.
Man looks at outward appearance,
but the Lord looks at the heart.”
I Samuel 16:7

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Categories: Religion and The Arts.

The Best Poem in the World

I was shocked, confused, bewildered
as I entered Heaven’s door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
nor the lights or its decor.

But it was the folks in Heaven
who made me sputter and gasp–
the thieves, the liars, the sinners,
the alcoholics, the trash

There stood the kid from seventh grade
who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor
who never said anything nice.

Herb, who I always thought
was rotting away in hell,
was sitting pretty on cloud nine,
looking incredibly well.

I nudged Jesus, “What’s the deal?
I would love to hear Your take.
How’d all these sinners get up here?
God must’ve made a mistake.

“And why’s everyone so quiet,
so somber? Give me a clue.”
“Hush, child,” said He, “they’re all in shock.
No one thought they’d be seeing you.”

Categories: Jokes, Religion, and The Arts.

The Scientist and God

God is sitting in Heaven when a scientist says to Him, “Lord, we don’t need you anymore. Science has finally figured out a way to create life out of nothing. In other words, we can now do what you did ‘in the beginning.'”

“Oh, is that so? Tell me…” replies God.

“Well,” says the scientist, “we can take dirt and form it into the likeness of You and breathe life into it, thus creating man.”

“Well, that’s interesting. Show Me.”

So the scientist bends down to the earth and starts to mold the soil.

“Oh no, no, no…” interrupts God, “you have to make your own dirt just like I did.”

Categories: Jokes, Religion, and The Arts.