Sunday, August 31, 2008

Steely Dan- Reelin in the Years

If I ever make a hit record, I want Bill Cosby to introduce it!

The guitar work on this masterpiece is incredible! Notice the brilliance without being flashy. Think gold or silver rather than tinsel or tin.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Sarah Palin picked as McCain's VP

John McCain picks Sarah Palin , Governor of the great state of Alaska as his new running mate!

Sarah Louise Heath Palin (born February 11, 1964) is the current Governor of Alaska, and the presumptive 2008 Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States.[1] She is the second female Vice Presidential nominee representing one of the two major American political parties.[2]

Born in Idaho and raised in Alaska, Palin was a championship high school athlete and was the 1984 runner-up in the Miss Alaska pageant. After graduating from the University of Idaho and working as a sports reporter at an Anchorage television station, Palin served two terms on the Wasilla, Alaska, City Council from 1992 to 1996, was elected mayor of Wasilla in 1996, and ran unsuccessfully for Lieutenant Governor in 2002. After charging ethical violations by state Republican Party leaders,[3] she won election in 2006 by first defeating incumbent governor Frank Murkowski in the Republican primary, then former Democratic Alaskan governor Tony Knowles in the general election.

On August 29, 2008, presumptive GOP nominee John McCain chose Palin as his nominee for vice president. (from Wikipedia)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Ron Paul from 2002-on Russia Invading Georgia

Ron Paul says.."told ya' so!"

The Dalai Obama

"I've got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby." Barack Obama

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the children of one's youth.
Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies in the gate." Psalm 127:3-5

(The idea for the title and picture came from Doug Wilson's Blog)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

David Shed Blood With a Hand Strenghtend by God

"Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle;" Psalm 144:1
"But the word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘You have shed much blood and have waged great wars. You shall not build a house to my name, because you have shed so much blood before me on the earth." 1st Chronicles 22:8

How would you reconcile these two verses? It's not a trick question. Here are my thoughts: I believe God decrees all things that come to pass, yet He is not the author of evil. These two truths are somewhat of a mystery yet they are not contradictory. David said God trained his hands for war, yet God told David could not build a house to his name because "he (David) had shed so much blood..." Well... Whaddaya' think?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

She Must and Shall Go Free

(Bruton Parish, Williamsburg, VA)

"She Beloved of the Lord
Jesus' blood still speaks with power
All her debt's been cast on Me
She must and shall go free
She must and shall go free..." --Derek Webb

The Vampire Moth

This curious creature is called the Calyptra, a.k.a. the Vampire Moth. I am sure, no I'm positive, absolutely confident the Lord has a reason for creating such animals, however my only guess is the Vampire Moth exists to remind us we live in a fallen world! If one of these things finds it's way into my car while I'm out!

(In case you did not notice, it's sucking blood out of someone's thumb.)

The Usual Suspects

Who are these international men of mystery? Could they be related? Can you name all three?

Friday, August 15, 2008

Key to the Shaft of the Bottomless Pit

"And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit." Revelation 9:1

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Madness-One Step Beyond

It's effectual zaniness!'s Madness! But I dare you to try to watch/listen to this while remaining completely still!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Alexander Solzhenitsyn on Benefits of Suffering

"It was granted to me to carry away from my prison years on my bent back, which nearly broke beneath its load, this essential experience: how a human being becomes evil and how good. In the intoxication of youthful successes I had felt myself to be infallible, and I was therefore cruel. In the surfeit of power I was a murderer and an oppressor. In my most evil moments I was convinced that I was doing good, and I was well supplied with systematic arguments. It was only when I lay there on rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either—but right through every human heart—and through all human hearts.... That is why I turn back to the years of my imprisonment and say, sometimes to the astonishment of those about me: “Bless you, prison!” I...have served enough time there. I nourished my soul there, and I say without hesitation: “Bless you, prison, for having been in my life!” (The Gulag Archipelago: 1918-1956, Vol. 2, 615-617)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Constantines-Working Full Time

It's creative, it's original, it ain't pretty but borders on being beautiful...Hey, it's rock-n-roll with the Constantintes! And they really are...working full time!