Bible Verse Of The Day

Thursday, October 30, 2008

“HOME”

A home is a place of residence or refuge. It is usually a place in which an individual or a family can rest.

Are your houses a home? What must be the atmosphere in a Christian home? Here are the qualities that must be present in a Christian home to obtain a strong foundation so whenever the storms come it will not be easily destroyed.

· H – Harmonious relationship

· O – Open and Honest Communication

· M - Mutuality

· E – Embodiment of Truth

“Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears theses words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” Matthew 7:24-27

You want the foundation of your house to be built on the rock? Let God lead your family and put Him at the center of your relationship, I assure you, your house will never be destroyed no matter how strong is the storm, because your foundation was deep and built on the rock.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sponsoring a Child Through Compassion

I sponsor a child through Compassion named Libin. Libin lives with his mother in India. His father died a couple years ago. Sponsoring Libin has been a great blessing to me. He is the third child that I have sponsored through Compassion. I have been involved with Compassion since high school. It has been a joy to see the impact that my sponsorship is having on Libin through letter and the regular updates from Compassion.

Compassion provides our sponsored child with basic needs, education, emergency needs and Christian teaching. They are audited regularly to make sure that the money goes to the children.

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You can also click on the widget on the left side of this blog. Start sponsoring a child today, you will be blessed.

But Jesus called them to him, saying, "Let the children come to me, and do
not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. ~ Luke
18:16 (English Standard Version)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

TripAdvisor to Give $1 Million Away

TripAdvisor is going to give $1 million dollars to 5 charities. They our asking for people to vote now they should give the money out. You can vote for Conservation International, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières, National Geographic, Nature Conservancy, and Save the Children to be the charity that gets the money. TripAdvisor will give the money out by how many votes each organization receives. Vote Here by November 9, 2008 for your choice.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

My Trip to the Billy Graham Library

Billy Graham is someone that I always have looked up to in my life. As I told you in my entry about my friend, Josh's wedding, I went to the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina as I was heading to the wedding. My friend Will and my mother joined me on the trip and we enjoy the library a great deal. It was so wonderful to see how God has used Billy Graham over the years to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ around the world.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Josh's Wedding

Last Saturday, I went to my best friend's wedding in Charlotte, North Carolina. I have been so busy this week this is the first chance I had to share the picture of the wedding here. Just click on the link below the picture to see the rest of the album.
From Josh's Wedding and Reception (10/18/2008)


This was the second wedding I have been to this year. I can not with for Jo Anne and my wedding next year. On the way to the wedding, I went to the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte and did some other site seeing. I will post those pictures soon, so check back.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Food Journey: The Great American Dog

This afternoon, while I was running errands in town I stopped in a restaurant called The Great American Dog. It is located at 808 Greenville Highway in Hendersonville, North Carolina next to the Food Lion. I had their Chili Dog combo for $3.99 and it was delicious. The lady who took my order told me the hot dogs have a natural skin and are made in Massachusetts. They also fresh cut the fries and hand bread their onion rings and chicken tenders right there in the store. One thing I like is that they have RC Cola and Cheerwine fountain drinks with free refills. If you are in Hendersonville, stop at The Great American Dog for lunch or dinner. When you see their clean restaurant and taste their wonderful food, you will be glad you did.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

“God’s Generous Provision in times of Crisis”

Many people now are worrying about the economic crisis happening all over the world. It is true that we see and feel the effect of this crisis but still we have enough to survive for our everyday needs. I believe this things happen to be an eye opener to all the people. May this difficult times teach us a lesson, makes us more stronger and deepens our faith to God. I just want to share this verses from the Bible and may His Word enlighten us, gives us comfort and remove all our worries.

“The Lord is faithful to his promises; he is merciful in all his acts. He helps those who are in trouble; he lifts those who have fallen.

All living things look hopefully to you, and you give them food when they need it. You give them enough and satisfy the needs of all.

The Lord is righteous in all he does, merciful in all his acts. He is near to those who call to him, who call to him with sincerity.

He supplies the needs of those who honor him; he hears their cries and saves them. He protects everyone who loves him, but he will destroy the wicked.

I will always praise the Lord; let all his creatures praise his holy name forever.

Psalm 145:13b-21


God is faithful to His promises so let’s give all our worries to Him because He is in control of everything. God is with us at this time of crisis because our God is a God at all times.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Economic Crisis Bailout Plans

While the Congress and the President are still talking about more Bailout plans. The $700 Billion plan just passed and the Economic Stimulus Check are already going to cause our taxes to do up in the future. My big question is why should I have to pay for other people's greed and stupidity. I am not talking about people who lost their jobs here. Many people where given loans for home they could not afford in the first place.

People should be required to come up with 20 percent down when buying a house. I believe that if they are able to come up with the 20 percent down that they would be less likely to be foreclosed on or be able to sell the house to avoid foreclosure. I encourage people to get out of debt and to have an emergency fund. Let face it there is very few things the government fixes. Most of the time it ends up making things worse.

We are just in the down side of the economic cycle. Things will get better even with no government help. The best thing the government can do is cut taxes for the hard working tax payers and stop handing the money out to people who do not want to work. Since people like to have programs in school for this and that, lets teach our children how to balance a check book and make and keep a budget. Save up money to get the big screen Television or new computer instead of getting a loan to buy it. Being debt-free gives you more freedom to buy great things and you also enjoy them more. You will enjoy thing that do not have a monthly payment with it.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Photo of the Week: Jesus' Tomb



I went to Cap Creek Baptist Church in Marietta, South Carolina to take a photo of a grave for someone in their cemetery. I took this picture of a model of Jesus' tomb next to their parking lot.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Billy: The Early Years of Billy Graham

A movie about Billy Graham opens today in theaters. I am planning on seeing this movie since Billy Graham is one of my heroes.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

On the Side of SC Hwy 11

On the part of SC Hwy 11 that runs with US Hwy 276 near Cleveland, South Carolina in a place you can pull off on the side of the road. Right on the side of the road in a pool that you can go wading in. Also, there is a trail the follow the creek above the waterfalls the pool at the bottom of. Sometimes you can find treasures on the side of the road.





Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The Bailout Plan

While last Friday, Congress and the President decided not to listen to the American people and passed the $700 Billion Bailout Plan. The United States' Economy has been through a lot worst events and survived without government help. Why should I and other hard working taxpayers have to paid for other people's stupidity and greed?

I would like to thank Elizabeth Dole, one of my Senators, and Heath Shuler, my Representative in the House of Representatives, for listen to the people and voting against the Bailout Bill. I like to say that both Elizabeth Dole (Republican) and Heath Shuler (Democrat) have my vote in November.

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

Here are the pictures I took at the Bald Rock Heritage Preserve. Bald Rock Heritage Preserve is just off the side of the road on US Hwy 276 in Greenville County, South Carolina. I took time to read the Bible and pray while here. It relaxing as you look over the wonderful sight of God's work.






Monday, October 06, 2008

Caesars Head State Park

Today to went on a little adventure to spend time with God. Over the three days, I will share picture of the different places. Today's pictures are from Caesars Head State Park. Tomorrow will be Bald Rock Heritage Preserve and with picture of place on the side of South Carolina Highway 11. All these places are in Northern Greenville County, South Carolina on United States Highway 276.

The following pictures are from Caesars Head State Park.








Friday, October 03, 2008

Go Full Throttle or Go Home

Some friends of mine entered a video contest by Full Throttle. Andrew and Ben Schultz are filmmakers. They got together with Justin Rhodes made a video on mountainboarding for the video contest. Follow the link below to see the video and help them win. Click on video by Andrew NC.

https://cocacola.eprize.net/gofullthrottle/index.tbapp?page=gallery

Out of the videos I watched their video is by far the best. Andrew and Ben always do a great job with their videos. Justin has wrote two Blog entries about the video contest on his Blog called Help Me Win $1,000 in Video Contest and The Kingdom of God is like mountainboarding.