"For to me life is Christ, and death gain; but what if my living on in the body may serve some good purpose? Which then am I to choose? I cannot tell. I am torn two ways: what I should like is to depart and be with Christ; that is better by far; but for your sake there is greater need for me to stay on in the body."Philippians 1:21-24
The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
On this 1st day of
October 2013, our USA government has entered into a partial shutdown. It is unfortunate that our national leaders presumably do not study American history.
If they did, then surely they would have learned about Kentucky and USA
statesman, Henry Clay, the Great Compromiser. In his nearly 50 years of tireless
service to this country, he played a major role in diverting America away from
civil war. May our US leaders learn from
the past in an effort to avoid repeating its mistakes.
To every thing
there is a season, and a time
to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be
born, and a time to die: A time to
plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted: A time to
kill, and a time to heal: A time to
break down, and a time to build up: A time to
weep, and a time to laugh: A time to
mourn, and a time to dance: A time to
cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together: A time to
embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing: A time to
get, and a time to lose: A time to
keep, and a time to cast away: A time to
rend, and a time to sew: A time to
keep silence, and a time to speak: A time to
love, and a time to hate: A time of
war, and a time of peace.
Hast thou given the horse strength? Hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?
... The glory of his nostrils is terrible. He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth
in his strength… He mocketh at fear, and is not
I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. Genesis 9:13-16 King James Bible
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.
Recently we launched our photography fan page at Facebook. If you are interested in seeing our occasional postings of photos, and have a Facebook account, you can follow the Facebook link below and then "like" our page.
>Dutch: Onlangs lanceerden wij onze fotografieventilatorpagina aan Facebook. Indien u in het zien van onze toevallige posten van foto's bent u geïnteresseerd en heb een Facebook rekening, kunt u de Facebook schakel beneden en dan "als" onze pagina volgen.
>French: Récemment nous avons lancé notre page de ventilateur de photographie à Facebook. Si vous êtes intéressé dans voir nos nominations occasionnelles de photos, et avoir un compte de Facebook, vous pouvez suivre le lien de Facebook au dessous et alors « comme » notre page.
>German: Kürzlich haben wir unsere Fotografieanhängerseite an Facebook abgeschossen. Wenn Sie sich für Sehen unserer gelegentlichen Posten von Fotos interessieren, und hat ein Facebook Konto, Sie können folgen der Facebook Verbindung unten und dann „wie“ unsere Seite.
>Italian: Recentemente abbiamo lanciato la nostra pagina di ventilatore di fotografia a Facebook. Se lei è interessato in vedere le nostre registrazioni occasionali di foto e ha un conto di Facebook, lei può seguire la maglia di Facebook di sotto e poi "come" la nostra pagina.
>Portuguese-Brazilian: Recentemente nós arremessamos nossa página de ventilador de fotografia em Facebook. Se você é interessados em ver nossas nomeações ocasionais de fotos, e tem uma conta de Facebook, você pode seguir a conexão de Facebook abaixo e então "como" nossa página.
>Spanish-European:Recientemente lanzamos nuestra página de ventilador de fotografía en Facebook. Si es interesado a ver nuestros postes ocasionales de fotos, y tiene una cuenta de Facebook, puede seguir el lazo de Facebook debajo de y entonces "como" nuestra página.
>Swedish: Nyligen lanserade vi vår fotograferingsfläkt sida på Facebook. Om du intresseras i att se våra tillfälliga poster av foton, och ha ett Facebook konto, kan du följa Facebook länk nedanför och då ”som” vår sida. [translations courtesy of SDL Free Translation]
Nay, in all these
things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For
I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities,
nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor
depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of
God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
For I reckon that the
sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with
the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest
expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
For the creature was
made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected
the same in hope, Because the creature
itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious
liberty of the children of God. For we know that the
whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And
not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the
Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption,
to wit, the redemption of our body. For we are saved by
hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet
hope for? But if we hope for
that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the
locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people,
which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my
face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will
forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Ho, every one that
thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and
eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Wherefore do ye spend
money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which
satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is
good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
Incline your ear, and
come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting
covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the
beginning with God. All things were made by
him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him
was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in
darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.