Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Let's give'em something to talk about

SATAN'S MEETING: (Read even if you're busy)

Satan called a worldwide convention of demons.

In his opening address he said,

"We can't keep Christians from going to church."
"We can't keep them from reading their Bibles and knowing the truth."
"We can't even keep them from forming an intimate relationship with their savior."
"Once they gain that connection with Jesus, our power over them is broken."

"So let them go to their churches; let them have their covered dish dinners, BUT steal their time, so they don't have time to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ.."

"This is what I want you to do," said the devil:

"Distract them from gaining hold of their Saviour and maintaining that vital connection throughout their day!"

"How shall we do this?" his demons shouted.

"Keep them busy in the non-essentials of life and invent innumerable schemes to occupy their minds," he answered.

"Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, and borrow, borrow, borrow."

"Persuade the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to work 6-7 days each week, 10-12 hours a day, so they can afford their empty lifestyles."

"Keep them from spending time with their children."

"As their families fragment, soon, their homes will offer no escape from the pressures of work!"

"Over-stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still, small voice."

"Entice them to play the radio or cassette player whenever they drive." To keep the TV, VCR, CDs and their PCs going constantly in their home and see to it that every store and restaurant in the world plays non-biblical music constantly."

"This will jam their minds and break that union with Christ."

"Fill the coffee tables with magazines and newspapers."

"Pound their minds with the news 24 hours a day."

"Invade their driving moments with billboards."

"Flood their mailboxes with junk mail, mail order catalogs, sweepstakes, and every kind of newsletter and promotional offering free products, services and false hopes..! "

"Keep skinny, beautiful models on the magazines and TV so their husbands will believe that outward beauty is what's important, and they'll become dissatisfied with their wives. "

"Keep the wives too tired to love their husbands at night."

"Give them headaches too! "

"If they don't give their husbands the love they need, they will begin to look elsewhere."

"That will fragment their families quickly!"

"Give them Santa Claus to distract them from teaching their children the real meaning of Christmas."

"Give them an Easter bunny so they won't talk about his resurrection and power over sin and death."

"Even in their recreation, let them be excessive ."

"Have them return from their recreation exhausted."

"Keep them too busy to go out in nature and reflect on God's creation. Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, plays, concerts, and movies instead."

"Keep them busy, busy, busy!"

"And when they meet for spiritual fellowship,
involve them in gossip and small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences."

"Crowd their lives with so many good causes they have no time to seek power from Jesus."

"Soon they will be working in their own strength, sacrificing their health and family for the good of the cause."

"It will work!"

"It will work!"

It was quite a plan!

The demons went eagerly to their assignments causing Christians everywhere to get busier and more rushed, going here and there.

Having little time for their God or their families.

Having no time to tell others about the power of Jesus to change lives.

I guess the question is, has the devil been successful in his schemes?

You be the judge!!!!!

Dare You To Move!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2005

You can't always get what you want

Ahhh yes the Stones.
Well..we found a name for our new be more specific (Joliet) Jake Blues. It took us awhile but we al agreed on it and liked the sound of it.
Story time follows;
I am currently running out of stories but this one is good when I was a youngin'..fifteen I believe.
One of my good friends (Brian) lived on Potaluna Rd. when we were growing up, right where the carwash is today. We would seldom hang out at each others house and watch tv or get into trouble doing something we weren't supposed to be doing..however sometimes we would get away with a good one.
We were supposed to go roller skating at the Galaxy arena so I got a ride to Brians house and he was supposed to drive. This vehicle that we took was in need of some serious electrical work and it was the middle of winter..oh yeah it was on E and we had enough money to get into the Galaxy but nothing else.
When we finally talked his parents into letting him take this truck it was dusk out and getting darker fast. We sped down the road on our way...listening to Motley Crue on the radio and talking and having a good time....
Then it happened..we started to run out of gas so Brian being the genius that he was started swerving back and forth all over the road in a feeble attempt to make it to the Galaxy without getting gas. Needless to say, it was a lost cause and we ended up pulling off the side of the road to get the gas that he had in the back of the wasn't much, but maybe.. just would be enough to make it...Oh yeah the electical problem was that the headlights wouldn't work unless the car was running...and this particular truck was one that had no hazards.
So here we are on a somewhat busy road, dressed for roller skating (leather jackets, t-shirts, and jeans) with no lights and no gas. He pulled the gas tank out of the truckbed and poured what was left into the tank...he raised the hood and took the air filter off in an attempt to get gas in the carb too. Then he tried to start it....nothing, then he told me to blow into the gas I take my leather jacket off, and brace myself for what happened next....I blew and it came out of the tank and all over my face and chest. I said some stuff and he didnt pay much attention and I was just standing there when he tried to start the started up and he yelled jump in and I was on the driver side..I jumped into the bed of the truck as we road down this dark road....middle of winter...blizzard..-5 or ten without the wind chill..and my leather jacket is in the front seat with the madman who won't stop the truck regardless of what I call him or yell at him.
We started getting low again and then he started with the swerving again... so did I...all over the bed of the truck. This truck didn't have a window in the back (I don't think). So I got a t-shirt on...shirt full of gas and I'm cruisin down this country road doing about 50mph yelling at my friend to pull over before I freeze to death and he just laughed and laughed and kept on driving . To make a long story short..we made it to our destination..I think I got a ride home with someone with a heater in their car..and we just laugh when we talk about it was growing up and it was fun even when it was a little crazy and dangerous.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

All Shook Up

So we are getting ONE puppy (JAKE) and I changed my blog template and we are going camping this weekend with Big Dog and family. The guide thing at church is going great! My work is being tolerated and somewhat better due to more structure and more multi-tasking and manual labor. I am currently looking for a group of musicians who need an accoustic percussionist. Everything is going good in the life of RK. I feel a story coming time. Have a great weekend!

Saturday, October 01, 2005

One is the Loneliest Number

Okay call me done? Not only are we getting a puppy...we are getting two puppies..yep that's right two puppies. Sooo now I need two names instead of one. Two male yellow labs one is plain yellow..the other is dark yellow. Names that we like so far are..Smith and Wesson, Clancy and Keegan,Bartels and James,Berretta and Benelli, and of course my favorite, Rocco and Vinny. We figured that two dogs would need less attention and dogs that live together seem to bond to each other and keep each other calm and occupied. I did a great job with training Buster...I like the challenge. I know twice the food twice the crap and twice the vet bills. But this balances out our house..4 boys 4 girls ( including the pets). We are looking for a house sitters for the vacations we take when we can afford them. Our dogs will go camping with us and walking with us and I can't wait. I have had a dog in my family my whole life and there is a huge spot that needs filling in this family..companionship, loyalty, obedience..and tons and tons of puppy kisses and snuggles. That last bit was for the kids and wife. Well I'll be e-mailing some photos when we get our film developed. Thanks to Big Dog and Brent for the name suggestions but I can't see Garrett sticking his head out the front door yelling Com'ere'ere boy.

Peace Out
God Bless