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The FReeper Foxhole - Memorial Day - Freedom Is Not Free - May 29th, 2006

Posted on 05/29/2006 5:16:06 AM PDT by snippy_about_it

A Day of Remembrance for Those Who Have Died In Service To Our Country



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Never Forget



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1 posted on 05/29/2006 5:16:11 AM PDT by snippy_about_it
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"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.

Be not ashamed to say you loved them, though you may or may not have always. Take what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own.

And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind."

Major Michael Davis O'Donnell
1 January 1970
Dak To, Vietnam
Listed as KIA February 7, 1978


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MOMENT OF SILENCE

Along with other Americans, you are asked to spend a Moment of Remembrance on Memorial Day at 3:00 p.m. local time (duration: one minute). The time 3:00 p.m. was chosen because it is the time when many Americans are enjoying their freedoms on the national holiday.

The Moment does not replace the traditional Memorial Day observances. It is intended to a be a unifying act of remembrance for Americans of all ages. As you participate in the Moment you are helping reclaim Memorial Day for the noble and sacred reason for which it was intended—to honor those who died in service to our Nation.

During that brief time, except for a bugler sounding "Taps," Americans of every nationality are being urged to take a moment to reflect on the blessings of this country.


Taps

2 posted on 05/29/2006 5:19:09 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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"FALL IN" to the FReeper Foxhole!



Good Monday Morning Everyone. Please take a moment to remember those who died while serving our country.

If you want to be added to our occasional ping list, let us know.


3 posted on 05/29/2006 5:20:13 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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Remember them.

4 posted on 05/29/2006 5:24:28 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (Remember Them)
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To: snippy_about_it

In observance of Memorial Day. From Southwest Oklahoma.....


5 posted on 05/29/2006 5:34:48 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: snippy_about_it

6 posted on 05/29/2006 5:52:39 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Welcome to the United States. NOW SPEAK ENGLISH!!)
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To: snippy_about_it; bentfeather; Samwise; Peanut Gallery; Wneighbor; Valin; alfa6; Iris7; SAMWolf; ...
Good morning ladies and gents. Flag-o-Gram.


7 posted on 05/29/2006 7:23:52 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (The lifespan of a "temporary" tax has finally been established.)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; bentfeather; Professional Engineer; Samwise; Peanut Gallery; Wneighbor; ..

May 29, 2006

A Blessed Memorial

READ: Matthew 26:6-13

What this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her. —Matthew 26:13

Certain names from the past can elicit a variety of responses. The mention of Hitler, for example, brings feelings of contempt. On the other hand, a great historical figure like Churchill brings a positive response. Even within the circle of our own acquaintances, we remember some individuals with thankfulness, while we think negatively of others whose lives were spent in selfish pursuits.

On Memorial Day in the US, we pause to honor those of past generations. While many stirring recollections flood our minds, we realize that the time will come when each of us will also be a memory. What will others recall of our words and deeds when they think of us?

I once read about James Lewis Pettigru. His life was so exemplary that after his death the community erected a tombstone in his honor inscribed with these words:

UNAWED BY OPINION, UNSEDUCED BY FLATTERY,
UNDISMAYED BY DISASTER, HE CONFRONTED LIFE
WITH COURAGE, AND DEATH WITH CHRISTIAN HOPE.

What will your memorial be? Determine by the grace of God to live for Him and give yourself to the needs of others. Then your testimony will become a blessing and inspiration to all who follow in your steps. Richard De Haan

What have you written on memory’s page?
Deeds that were done in the Master’s name?
Words that were spoken to spread His fame?
What have you written today?  —Anon.

Will your memorial be a blessing or a blot?

Bible in One Year: Bible in One Year:   2 Chronicles 7-9; John 11:1-29


8 posted on 05/29/2006 8:21:26 AM PDT by The Mayor ( We are moving in on Albany! http://www.newyorkcoalition.org)
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To: snippy_about_it





Welcome Home

9 posted on 05/29/2006 8:24:22 AM PDT by The Mayor ( We are moving in on Albany! http://www.newyorkcoalition.org)
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To: The Mayor
Fantastic Graphics!

Here are a couple of new (to me) memorial sites that I've received the past few days that I really like. Hope it's permissible to do this and you enjoy.

This will take you to Major League Baseball and automatically to a video of 1976, Chicago Cubs baseball game. During this game, the Cubs center fielder Rick Monday saves a US flag from being burned by two protesters. It is a great scene. I remember most of this.


CLICK HERE:
mms://a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1503/10869/v0001/mlb.download.akamai.com/10869/library/open/features/monday_flag_350.wmv?media_type=wms&av_type=video&event_pk=486348&product=gen_video

This is beautiful and explains itself.
http://www.managedmusic.com/viewopen.htm
10 posted on 05/29/2006 9:00:48 PM PDT by Humal
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To: Humal

Thanks for the links..

I save those graphics and use them for one reason.
To Honor our Fallen Heroes


11 posted on 05/29/2006 9:13:53 PM PDT by The Mayor ( We are moving in on Albany! http://www.newyorkcoalition.org)
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May 30, 2006

Beyond Amazing

READ: Psalm 19:1-6

The heavens are the work of Your hands. —Psalm 102:25 In 1977, the United States launched a rocket into space. On board was a small craft called Voyager I, a probe that was jettisoned into space to explore the planets. After Voyager was done sending back photos and data from the planet Jupiter and its neighbors, it didn’t stop working. It just kept going.

Today, almost 30 years later, that tiny vehicle is still going—traveling at a speed of over 38,000 miles per hour. And it’s nearly 9 billion miles from the sun. That’s mind-boggling! Brilliant scientists have sent a ship to the edge of our solar system. It’s astounding. It’s amazing.

But it’s absolutely puny when compared with what God has done. It would be like hearing someone brag to the architect of the Empire State Building that he had traveled to the second floor.

We have barely begun to explore the vastness of God’s creation. But every small step by mankind should continue to put us in absolute awe of God’s power and creativity. Think of this: While we have left the realm of one star with a spaceship, the Creator of the stars “calls them all by name” (Isaiah 40:26). After all, He made them.

Exploring the universe is amazing. But exploring the God who made it all: That’s beyond amazing! Dave Branon

I sing the mighty power of God
That made the mountains rise,
That spread the flowing seas abroad
And built the lofty skies.  —Watts

The wonder of it all—just to think that God loves me.  —Shea

Bible in One Year: Bible in One Year:   2 Chronicles 10-12; John 11:30-57


12 posted on 05/30/2006 5:17:30 AM PDT by The Mayor ( We are moving in on Albany! http://www.newyorkcoalition.org)
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Good morning everyone.


13 posted on 05/30/2006 5:34:14 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather; snippy_about_it; Samwise; Peanut Gallery; Wneighbor; Valin; alfa6; Iris7; SAMWolf; ...
Good morning ladies and gents. Flag-o-The States-o-Gram.

Psst, Snippy, Back Home Again...

14 posted on 05/30/2006 5:49:07 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (The lifespan of a "temporary" tax has finally been established.)
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To: Humal

Thans Humal!


15 posted on 05/30/2006 11:07:30 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: The Mayor

Good afternoon Mayor.


16 posted on 05/30/2006 11:07:56 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: bentfeather

Hiya feather.


17 posted on 05/30/2006 11:08:18 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Gee PE, this one is a little tougher than the others. ;-)


18 posted on 05/30/2006 11:08:42 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it

Hi, Snippy. It sure is good to hear from you and SAM again. I miss your posts.


19 posted on 05/30/2006 1:10:20 PM PDT by Humal
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May 31, 2006

Hold Hands And Jump!

READ: Ecclesiastes 4:8-12

Two are better than one. —Ecclesiastes 4:9

When Leo and Amy opened a 300-seat, fine-dining restaurant, Leo admitted he was “scared of everything.” Amy equates their leap of faith in starting their business to holding hands while jumping off a mountain. But if you’re going to do something scary, “you want to do it with someone you know and trust,” Leo continued.

Chris and Karie, another couple who took a risk to own and run a restaurant together, say they have “a good working relationship, as well as mutual admiration for each other’s work.”

Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, knew how crucial it is to have companions in life. He wrote, “Two are better than one” (Ecclesiastes 4:9). When one falls during a difficult time, another provides comfort and support (vv.10-12). We need our spouses and friends to help us through the scary times and to provide emotional support. Loners make life harder for themselves (v.8). But those who recognize their need for others find help and encouragement.

If you need to take a leap of faith—something involving finances, a career change, a new ministry—invite someone trustworthy to hold your hand as you make that jump. Or give that same encouragement to someone close to you. Because two really are better than one. Anne Cetas

We are dependent on the strength
We draw from one another;
Words spoken give encouragement,
Love practiced draws us closer.  —Sper

Those who trust God can help others to do the same.

Bible in One Year: Bible in One Year:   2 Chronicles 13-14; John 12:1-26


20 posted on 05/31/2006 5:04:22 AM PDT by The Mayor ( We are moving in on Albany! http://www.newyorkcoalition.org)
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Good morning everyone.

21 posted on 05/31/2006 5:37:07 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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Afternoon, Bentfeather. karateboy had a post season baseball game last night. It was close, but they did win (11-10). Now, they get to play again Saturday at 9 am.

Going in to the bottom half of the last inning, they were ahead by 3. Talk about sitting on the edge of the seat...

We've got practice tonight cuz the team he plays on Saturday is undefeated. Yikes, no pressure. I mean, we are talking 7 year olds here.


22 posted on 05/31/2006 2:17:47 PM PDT by Peanut Gallery
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correction... the score was 11-9.


23 posted on 05/31/2006 2:29:06 PM PDT by Peanut Gallery
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; bentfeather; Professional Engineer; Samwise; Peanut Gallery; Wneighbor; ..

June 1, 2006

The Color Of Blue

READ: Numbers 15:37-41

Tell them to make tassels on the corners of their garments . . . and to put a blue thread in the tassels. —Numbers 15:38

The children of Israel were to make tassels on the corners of their garments with “a blue thread in the tassels” (Numbers 15:38). The tassels reminded them to “do all My commandments, and be holy for your God” (v.40). The blue thread—the color of the heavens above—spoke of His immeasurable power and saving grace.

We still need reminders today. In the fuss and frenzy of our busy lives, we easily forget God and His passion for us. We forget that He lives within and around us and loves us with eternal affection. It helps to have something to signify His presence. Blue can be one of those signs.

“The first step is to remember,” says Aslan in C. S. Lewis’ The Silver Chair. Aslan, a figure of Christ, tells Jill to “remember the signs” he has given her.

If you learn God’s signs—like the significance of the color blue—it will be easier to remember God’s love. Blue can remind you of the invisible realm above and all around, unseen and yet as real as anything you can see. A mountain lake, a glacial crevasse, an alpine forget-me-not, a cerulean sky—all remind us of heaven and God’s unfathomable love.

When you see blue, think of God’s love, and especially His love for you. David H. Roper

This is my Father’s world!
He shines in all that’s fair;
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass—
He speaks to me everywhere.  —Babcock

Daily blessings are daily reminders of God.

Bible in One Year: Bible in One Year:   2 Chronicles 15-16; John 12:27-50


24 posted on 06/01/2006 5:54:37 AM PDT by The Mayor ( We are moving in on Albany! http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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Good morning ladies and gents. Flag-o-The States-o-Gram.


25 posted on 06/01/2006 6:26:06 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (The lifespan of a "temporary" tax has finally been established.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Hey, the state of Buffalo, that's where I live.. : )


26 posted on 06/01/2006 6:29:42 AM PDT by The Mayor ( We are moving in on Albany! http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: bentfeather; Samwise; Wneighbor; snippy_about_it; Peanut Gallery

The phrase for the day is:

kuh va up

Translation:

cover up/covered up

Usage:

Daddy, you know very well my baby doll is covered up with wood chips, just like you suggested.


27 posted on 06/01/2006 6:30:07 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (The lifespan of a "temporary" tax has finally been established.)
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Hey, that's better than the State of Confusion.


28 posted on 06/01/2006 6:40:45 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (The lifespan of a "temporary" tax has finally been established.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Well we are in a constant state of confusion here.


29 posted on 06/01/2006 7:15:16 AM PDT by The Mayor ( We are moving in on Albany! http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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30 posted on 06/01/2006 10:38:24 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (The lifespan of a "temporary" tax has finally been established.)
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To: Professional Engineer

So you sent the doll baby to the wood shed?


31 posted on 06/01/2006 2:55:37 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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LOL

We were at the "pay gown". I showed Bittygirl how to build a mountain out of wood chips.


32 posted on 06/01/2006 3:08:41 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (The lifespan of a "temporary" tax has finally been established.)
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To: Professional Engineer
Hey, it's a flag.


33 posted on 06/01/2006 3:29:44 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (The lifespan of a "temporary" tax has finally been established.)
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To: Professional Engineer

We coild only hope.


34 posted on 06/01/2006 6:47:12 PM PDT by The Mayor ( We are moving in on Albany! http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: Professional Engineer

We coild only hope.

oops we could only hope....


35 posted on 06/01/2006 6:47:39 PM PDT by The Mayor ( We are moving in on Albany! http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: snippy_about_it

Snippy, I'm days late, but this is a beautiful Memorial Day Remembrance.

Days late on viewing the thread, but wasn't late in Memorial.


36 posted on 06/02/2006 4:31:48 AM PDT by Wneighbor
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June 2, 2006

A Congress On Hospitality

READ: Romans 12:6-13

Be kindly affectionate to one another . . . , given to hospitality. —Romans 12:10,13

Let me be the first to summon the church to a National Congress on Hospitality. We could hold it in Minneapolis near the Betty Crocker Kitchens, and perhaps we could borrow the Pillsbury Doughboy as our symbol. After all, there’s some truth to the slogan, “Nothin’ says lovin’ like somethin’ from the oven.”

The biblical word for hospitality means “a love of strangers.” Some-times people who visit our churches feel unwelcome. No one greets them or notices them. Hospitality, however, can break down barriers and build bridges. It can make strangers feel more welcome than just a word in the church bulletin.

For those tempted to shrug off my call for a Congress on Hospitality because they are planning another evangelistic outreach, let me insist that hospitality doesn’t conflict with outreach; it complements it! Inviting someone in for coffee, offering to babysit, taking a meal to a sick mother—all these show that we care. And people listen to someone who cares.

On second thought, I withdraw my call for a National Congress on Hospitality. Instead, let’s invite a few lonely folks to our homes and show them genuine Christian hospitality. Haddon W. Robinson

The good we do is never lost,
Each kindly act takes root;
And every bit of love we sow
In time will bear its fruit.  —Anon.

Christian hospitality is the bridge between an open heart and an open home.

Bible in One Year: Bible in One Year:   2 Chronicles 17-18; John 13:1-20


37 posted on 06/02/2006 5:17:08 AM PDT by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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Good morning everyone.

38 posted on 06/02/2006 5:30:46 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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Good morning ladies and gents. Flag-o-Gram.

060531-N-2248M-027 Norfolk, Va. (May 31, 2006) - Family members welcome home the Sailors of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51). Oak Hill returned to Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, after a three-month deployment as part of Winter Surge 06 in support of the global war on terrorism. Oak Hill worked with allies to build regional security and long-term stability. U.S. Navy photo by Illustrator Draftsman 1st Class Moises M. Medel (RELEASED)

See the Navy, be the Navy size.

39 posted on 06/02/2006 6:23:49 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (The lifespan of a "temporary" tax has finally been established.)
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Mornin Wneighbor! Long time no see. How are ya these days?


40 posted on 06/02/2006 6:40:25 AM PDT by Peanut Gallery
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That's just cool.


41 posted on 06/02/2006 6:42:36 AM PDT by Peanut Gallery
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Here's a meager hint of what I've been working on.

Hint, you might have to ask hubby.

42 posted on 06/02/2006 8:22:27 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (The lifespan of a "temporary" tax has finally been established.)
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I've been introducing Spiderboy to the joy of model building.

No paint yet, we're working on the fine muscle control needed fo neatly build them.

43 posted on 06/02/2006 8:25:30 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (The lifespan of a "temporary" tax has finally been established.)
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Hey lady. I'm doin' pretty good.

I worked up in Ft. Worth 4 days week before last. Didn't call ya'll because I was working in close contact with co-workers and it wasn't really appropriate to go off on my own. My truck has been iffy on a couple of things and I keep having to nurse it through issues and the guy who got me the contract was transporting me around to meals and stuff so I wouldn't have to worry about the vehicle.

Looks like I will be working up there a bit in the next few months. I still have work to do for a few weeks in this neck of the woods but after that I will probably be somewhere in Tarrant county for a while. Will be getting in touch with ya'll as soon as I'm situated in that.

So, how did karate-boy do in his baseball finals? Did they go undefeated for the whole season?

I keep seeing the pings to Bitty Girl's vocabulary as I try to at least keep up with things. Those are quite entertaining. :-) I tell ya what, my grandson is getting so well-spoken that I can mostly understand everything he says on the phone now.

Am off to San Antonio to catch today's doings at the Republican Convention. Myranda is a delegate from Cooke county. I'm just an alternate so I worked yesterday and keeping up my capitalistic venture and am leaving at 4AM for my day there.

Again, this may be an adventure with the old pickup. Prayers for this old thing would be appreciated.


44 posted on 06/02/2006 10:51:26 PM PDT by Wneighbor
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WE'RE BAAAACK :-)

Saturday Morning Bump for the Freeper Foxhole. The Mrs & I made it back to the home 20 last night. We had a nice time and as has been mentioned mentioned the Mrs and I were able to have dinner with the lovely and gracious Ms Bentfeather :-)

We had a great visit at the Air Force Museum and Old Sturbridge Village. Off to work I must go, will be back later. In keeping with the theme of the thread hee is a pic from the Air Force Musuem.

Regards

alfa6 ;>}

45 posted on 06/03/2006 3:05:09 AM PDT by alfa6
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Good morning FOXHOLE!

46 posted on 06/03/2006 5:54:12 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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June 3, 2006

The Transaction

Now is the day of salvation. —2 Corinthians 6:2

Can more than half of the US adult population be wrong? A survey by the Barna Research Group recently revealed that 54 percent say that people who are generally good and do enough good things for others will earn a place in heaven. That is just one of many methods people suggest as ways to merit entrance into God’s eternal kingdom.

Let’s think about what has to happen for a person to get to heaven, and why the “good works” idea falls short.

First, we must recognize that we are all born spiritually dead. In Ephesians 2:1, we are taught that we “were dead in trespasses and sins.” The spiritual aspect of our existence was dead on arrival when we were physically born into this world. That soul, however, can be made alive. Paul described it like this: “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:22).

To be made alive, a transaction must take place. Something specific has to happen to turn what was dead into something alive. It is not triggered by good works but happens only when, by faith, you accept God’s gift of salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2; Ephesians 2:8).

Is your soul alive today? If not, make the transaction and accept God’s wonderful gift. Dave Branon

Choose now, just now; your soul’s at stake;
What will your answer be?
’Tis life or death; the choice you make
Is for eternity.  —Anon.

Life’s biggest decision is what you do with Jesus.

Bible in One Year: Bible in One Year:   2 Chronicles 19-20; John 13:21-38


47 posted on 06/03/2006 6:22:30 AM PDT by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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Good morning ladies and gents. Flag-o-Gram.


48 posted on 06/03/2006 6:34:33 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (The lifespan of a "temporary" tax has finally been established.)
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To: Samwise; bentfeather; snippy_about_it; Wneighbor; SAMWolf; alfa6; Peanut Gallery
Hey Samwise, remember this?

Here's where it goes.

Almost done. There is still alot of rigging and sail adjustment to finish.

The plane haging is a scratch built electric that Msdrby's dad built. Also note the Millenium Falcon built a long time ago, in an aprtment far, far away. Spiderboy is constatnly wanting to swipe it from me. heh heh heh.


49 posted on 06/03/2006 6:46:15 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (The lifespan of a "temporary" tax has finally been established.)
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To: The Mayor; Wneighbor; snippy_about_it; bentfeather

Spiderboy's baseball team is currently stomping last year's champs 12-3 in the 5th inning.


50 posted on 06/03/2006 8:05:14 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (The lifespan of a "temporary" tax has finally been established.)
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