Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What in the World?

Past, Future, and Present?
Check out Chiles Chews for interesting info about what's inaccurate and inadequate about some past and future science constants.

And what about the present? Sharon Astyk pulls together links on the current food situation.

Let's be thankful right now for today, for life, for family, for friends, for freedom.
Happy Thanksgiving.
We had our first snow yesterday. The rain melted it last night but I hear from family in Oregon that they have a foot already. Guess Maine was the right move.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Holiday Travel?

Planning to fly somewhere for the Holidays? Look at this...
Perhaps you should drive.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Once upon a time...

Long ago and far away in the territory of Heaven lived the Angels. All Angels were strong, healthy, beautiful and very happy. Perfect in every way. Regularly their Master would communicate with them and tell them, "I AM the one who created you. I AM who loves you. I AM the one who provides everything you need for a perfectly happy life in Heaven." The Angels cheered and worshipped the Master. They felt exhilarating joy even at the sound of the words, "I AM all for you." The Angels were perfectly content, until...

In the middle of perfection one Angel asked the question, "How do we know the Master isn't keeping something from us? How do we know The Master is creator? Or withholding some pleasure? How do we know we're loved as much as possible? I would offer full disclosure if I was in charge."

Angels had never exercised their minds in questions about the Master before, but found they were free to think as they chose. After analyzing their situation and relationship with the Master, most Angels chose not to examine these questions any further but remain content in the Master's Heaven. But a few listened to the questions. Questions grew into doubt. Doubt grew into mistrust. Mistrust grew into unrest and rebellion.

The Master created a new planet called Earth and a new race - Humans. The peace and happiness of Heaven filled Earth also. Regularly the Master would visit the Humans to teach them about their origin and all the life around them. Lucifer, the leader of the rebellious Angels, jealous of the Master's ability to create, purposed to the Master, "I can offer a life of freedom to these brand new Humans. Let me have this planet to show everyone that there is more to life than what you offer." The Master considered Lucifer's proposal and allowed Lucifer limited access to the new Humans. So the Master communicated with the Humans and told them to stay away from one particular tree in their beautiful garden. Eating the fruit of that tree would cause death. The Humans were happy to comply until one day they found themselves near the tree, listening to a different voice, admiring the deadly fruit, and ultimately choosing to eat it.

In their next communication with the Master the consequence of their choice was presented. "You have chosen to separate yourselves from My Plan for your happiness. I AM life to you and you have chosen to deny that. Your course is set for death as you have chosen to be The Demonstration of dissention and rebellion. I AM now to you Everlasting Love. I AM now to you the Promise of Salvation. I AM now to you the Sacrificial Lamb who alone stands in the position to offer eternal life to those destined for eternal death. The choice is yours.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Choice

From our infancy we each learn about opposites:

We find that no matter how hard we try to "live right",
we can't escape the "dark side".

For me Christianity offers the way of escape for every individual who will choose it through the Justice/Mercy provided by our Source of Life through the substitutionary death of Jesus the Christ.

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Christian Creation Account

Through the centuries many accounts of creation have survived and some still believed today. Tepeu and Gucumatz, Vishnu and Brahma, Primordial Singularity and Cosmic Egg, Allah, String Theory and the Theory of Everything, etc.
Recently a friend asked, "Why do you prefer the Christian creation account?"

I believe in a Creator God, a sovereign self-existent being of infinite love, a God who did not design me to be a robot but gave me a free will. I may choose to deny Him and even hate Him. I may choose to thank Him and even worship Him. He does not interfere with or coerce my choice but in fact has provided through Jesus the Christ the assurance that our individual choice will be preserved for eternity. So whether Creator God thought, breathed, spoke, or plucked strings, the whole Cosmic Egg is in His Hands.