21 January 2020

God's Word for Tuesday, 1/21/20

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

20 January 2020

God's Word for Monday, 1/20/20

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
James 1:2-3 KJV

Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
James 1:2-3 MSG

19 January 2020

God's Word for Sunday, 1/19/20

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
Matthew 7:12 KJV

"Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them. Add up God’s Law and Prophets and this is what you get."

Matthew 7:12 MSG

18 January 2020

Saturday, 1/18/20

We've begun a slow warming trend. At least, it's slightly warmer than before. Thursday morning, it was -17°. Yesterday, -11; today, it's only -9.

Apparently AccuHunch expects us to reach 19 or 20 above on Sunday. That will feel quite temperate in comparison to what we've seen since New Year's Day, and we might do some grilling.

Of course, with the warm-up usually comes snow, so we might get more of that. What's on the ground here has sublimated or otherwise compacted to about 8 or 9 inches. But once the snow has blown through, we'll be back in single digits, with subzero lows.

Such is life in Alaska, and I'm really not complaining. It beats the heck out of freezing rain and ice, which nobody wants. The last few winters have been too warm.

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There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV

No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it.1 Corinthians 10:13 MSG

17 January 2020

Unconstitutional Proceedings

In any court in the United States of America, defendants are guaranteed a representative. Remember the "You have the right to an attorney" portion of the Miranda warning? So when isn't a defendant allowed to have an attorney present, nor to call witnesses in his/her defense?

Never, of course. Except in the U.S. House of Representatives, where due process and defense against spurious charges are set aside by the monkeys Representatives running the circus show, ahem, trial.

Keep this strong-arm thuggery in mind as the show unfolds in the U.S. Senate's main ring.

Oh, and one other thing to keep in mind: a proceeding which is unconstitutional actually has no legal bearing, and is no proceeding at all.

God's Word for Friday, 1/17/20

Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
Philippians 2:14-16 KJV

Do everything readily and cheerfully—no bickering, no second-guessing allowed! Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society. Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God. Carry the light-giving Message into the night so I’ll have good cause to be proud of you on the day that Christ returns. You’ll be living proof that I didn’t go to all this work for nothing.
Philippians 2:14-16 MSG