Friday, June 29, 2007

Dylan Hillbillies!

This is a great combination!

You have the great Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs singing a great Dylan song on the greatest TV show ever. Add to that mix a great dance routine by Granny and Jed and you have a great laugh.

PS. (I don’t watch TV shows but when I was a child “The Beverly Hillbillies” was one of my all time favorites)

PSS. If you want to watch and hear "Mama You Been On My Mind", click here to go directly to a YouTube presentation of Dylan and his band delivering a delicate and lovely version of the song in Iowa in the year 2000.

watch, listen & enjoy, ron

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Blog or not to blog?

Greeting Friends!

I apologize for my lack of blogging this past couple weeks. I’m working on some other projects at the moment which are very time consuming (funeral, board evaluation projects, research, writing, editing, re-editing, etc.). I hope to have more time beginning this week to dedicate to the blog. We'll see!

enjoy ron

Monday, June 04, 2007


(November 4, 1740 – August 11, 1778)

Grace ! ’Tis a Charming Sound
This great hymn is the work of two well-known 18th century English ministers, Philip Doddridge and Augustus Toplady.

Grace! tis a charming sound, harmonious to the ear; Heav’n with the echo shall resound and all the earth shall hear.

’Twas grace that wrote my name in life’s eternal book; ’twas grace that gave me to the Lamb, who all my sorrows took.

Grace taught my wand’ring feet to tread the heav’nly road; and new supplies each hour I meet, while pressing on to God.

Grace taught my soul to pray, and made mine eyes o’er-flow; ’twas grace which kept me to this day, and will not let me go.

O let Thy grace inspire my soul with strength divine; may all my pow’rs to Thee aspire, and all my days be Thine.

Chorus: Saved by grace alone! This is all my plea; Jesus died for all mankind, and Jesus died for me.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8, 9)

enjoy, ron

Friday, June 01, 2007

The Exorcist!

There's a lot of talk about evil spirits around these days. After all Ephesians 6.10ff does say that the Christian struggle is against the "spiritual forces of wickedness" (darkness, fallen powers, devil's schemes, etc.). What do you think? Can a Christian cast out demons? Have you ever tried?

Remember the ridiculous but very scary movie The Exorcist? It seems that exorcism are best left to the highly gifted or Jesus alone!

Just for fun check out this amusing 30 second re-enacted cartoon version of The Exorcist by bunnies (click here now)!

PS. For a brief guide on how to cast out demons click here.

enjoy, ron