Thursday, April 03, 2003

Greetings & Jesus loves you!

Written Word:
Romans 8:12-27: 12 So then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh - 13 for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. 15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, "Abba! Father!" 16 it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ - if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.

18 I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; 20 for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labour pains until now; 23 and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. 27 And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

Question 2: How do you live by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ? I am not my own. I have been bought with a price. The Lord Jesus Christ loved me and gave himself for me. I entrust myself completely to his care, giving thanks each day for his wonderful goodness.
· 1 Cor. 6:19-20 "You are not your own for you were bought with a price"
· Gal. 2:20 "And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."
· Ps. 136:1 "O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever

carillon \KAR-i-lon\ noun. A set of stationary bells in a tower, usually played from a keyboard.

artless \ART-luss\ adjective
1: lacking art, knowledge, or skill : uncultured
2 a: made without skill: crude *b: free from artificiality: natural
3: free from guile or craft: sincerely simple

Quotations of the day:
One of the most constant characteristics of beliefs is their intolerance. The stronger the belief, the greater its intolerance. Men dominated by a certitude cannot tolerate those who do not accept it. Gustave Le Bon - Opinions And Beliefs

"The little brat's caused a big stir in this county. As soon as she's capable, we're planning one heck of a big shindig." GREGORY LYNCH SR., father of Pfc. Jessica Lynch, after her rescue from Iraqi captivity.

Army PFC Jessica Lynch was rescued after 10 days as an Iraqi prisoner of war, the US Central Command announced. The remains of 11 others also were recovered in the raid by special forces on a hospital in Nassiriya, and some were believed to be American soldiers. President Bush welcomed news of the raid, which provided a morale boost as coalition forces launched a major drive toward Baghdad. "The circle is closing," Defense Secretary Rumsfeld said Tuesday, while denying reports of cease-fire talks.

Twelve more deaths from the disease now known as SARS were reported by authorities in China, and the UN's World Health Organization said it did not believe the spread had peaked. The latest fatalities bring to at least 78 the number reported worldwide, with more than 2,300 other cases suspected and thousands more people under quarantine as a precaution. The WHO urged travelers to avoid southern China, where the infection is believed to have originated, and Hong Kong.

In what turned out to be a false alarm, an American Airlines jet was quarantined briefly at San Jose International Airport in California Tuesday, after five people on the flight from Tokyo showed symptoms of the so-called Asian mystery illness. All 139 passengers and crew were later cleared by health officials. SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) is blamed for at least 78 fatalities worldwide. No deaths have been reported in the US from the disease.

Wal-Mart widens lead as the biggest of big US companies: Discount retail titan Wal-Mart held onto the top spot in Fortune magazine's latest annual ranking of the 500 largest US corporations. Wal-Mart managed 12 percent growth, the magazine noted, in a year when the overall 500 shrank 6 percent, on average.

Check this out Now! Who was Malcolm Muggeridge and Why Should I Care?
He once was a household name-ubiquitous on television, radio, and print journalism. As a young man he chronicled the decline and fall of the British Empire from locations like India and Egypt. As a socialist writer, he went off to the Soviet Union in search of paradise and was expelled for reporting on the truth he found: lies, genocide, and the dark truth about the dictator the West still thought of as "Uncle Joe" Stalin. During World War II, he was a pioneering British spy. He took a boring, timid magazine intended for doctor's offices and turned it into one of the edgiest journals of political and cultural satire of his time, helping to inaugurate a revolution in political journalism. He was one of the first television personalities to stop treating politicians and others in authority with deference and instead became a leading model for "adversarial" journalism. In 1953, he dared to call the obsession with the British Royal Family a "soap opera" and got banned from the BBC for two years for doing so. Late in his life he converted to Christianity and castigated the West for moral and spiritual decadence. He has been reviled as an annoying gadfly and hailed as a prophetic voice, valiant for truth. Who was this man? Malcom Muggeridge, one of the most fascinating personalities of the twentieth century, and the subject of a biography by Image's editor, Gregory Wolfe. The year 2003 marks the centenary of his birth, and to celebrate the occasion and promote a wider knowledge of his writings and legacy, Wheaton College and Image are co-sponsoring a conference, "Muggeridge Rediscovered," May 22-23 on their campus outside of Chicago. For more information, go to:

Just a thought: The New Jersey Turnpike was built to connect two cities, neither of which are in New Jersey (Philadelphia and New York).

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