Jer. 23:1-8: 1Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the LORD. 2Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who shepherd my people: It is you who have scattered my flock, and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. So I will attend to you for your evil doings, says the LORD. 3Then I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the lands where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply. 4I will raise up shepherds over them who will shepherd them, and they shall not fear any longer, or be dismayed, nor shall any be missing, says the LORD.
5The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 6In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. And this is the name by which he will be called: "The LORD is our righteousness."
7Therefore, the days are surely coming, says the LORD, when it shall no longer be said, "As the LORD lives who brought the people of Israel up out of the land of Egypt," 8but "As the LORD lives who brought out and led the offspring of the house of Israel out of the land of the north and out of all the lands where he had driven them." Then they shall live in their own land.
Catechism: Question 3. How do you live for the love of God? I love because God first loved me. God loves me in Christ with a love that never ends. Amazed by grace, I no longer live for myself. I live for the Lord who died and rose again, triumphant over death, for my sake. Therefore, I take those around me to heart, especially those in particular need, knowing that Christ died for them no less than for me.
· 1 John 4:19 "We love because he first loved us."
· 2 Cor. 5:15 "And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them."
· Rom. 12:15-16 "Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are."
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Quotations of the day:
"Having traveled hundreds of miles, we will now go the last 200 yards." PRESIDENT BUSH, on the war in Iraq.
Rome has spoken; the case is concluded. Saint Augustine: Sermons
"We will not stop until Iraq is free," President Bush told Marines at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Thursday, praising the sacrifices of US-led coalition forces. "By defending our own security, we are freeing the people of Iraq from one of the cruelest regimes on earth," Bush said. The president and first lady Laura Bush also met privately with families of Marines killed in the conflict. The visit came as US military officials warned of possible heavy resistance, or even Iraq's use of chemical weapons, once troops enter the capital, Baghdad.
King Abdullah of Jordan, a US ally to date, bowed to vehement domestic protests of the war, calling it "an invasion" and Iraqi civilians who've died "martyrs."
WAR WAGONS FOR PEACE TIME: U.S. automakers are busy designing cars of the future that will incorporate many of the guidance and control features now being battle-tested in the war in Iraq. General Motors executive says, "We will know traffic conditions. We will know if you are starting to get sleepy. We will know if it's raining. We will know if it's below 35 degrees outside." A Ford executive says the company has developed some experimental vehicles "that can detect an accident before it happens" by using a radar system to detect an oncoming collision and responding by applying the brakes and tightening passenger seatbelts. Another new feature being refined by GM is a so-called "Heads-up Display" that uses fighter-jet technology to project a "floating" digital display panel over the dashboard directly in front of the driver, so that s/he doesn't have to look away from the road ahead. (USA Today 3 Apr 2003)
Check this out Now! The 1990s saw Americans widely adopt the personal computer. During the second half of the decade, the Internet and cell phones became mainstream. What technologies have ridden the wave of expansion in America since the turn of the millennium? In the current study we explore Americans and technology, including:
· The massive rise in personal home entertainment technology - such as DVD players and home theater systems
· The growing use of technologies that enable Americans to live increasingly mobile lives
· How the use of desktop computers has slowed down, but use of the Internet - and penetration of high-speed Internet connections - has continued to make headway among consumers
· The profile of the most (and least) technologically enabled groups - including the technology usage of born again Christians
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Just a thought: The first cartoon developed specifically for television was "Crusader