Saturday, September 24, 2011

Happy 75th Birthday Jim Henson

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

SHALOM

"Shalom" is completeness, safety, soundness of body, welfare, health, prosperity, peace, quiet, tranquility, contentment, peace used in human relationships, peace with God in ones covenant relationship, and peace from war.

In the bible and other texts "shalom" is often interpreted as peace.  With a fuller definition of the word "shalom" it gives so much more to the word "peace."

Pray for the "shalom" of Jerusalem.

Pray for the "shalom" of the world.

Friday, September 9, 2011

RECOLLECTING

On the morning of September 11, 2001 I was returning to my classroom with my sixth grade homeroom after Mass. I was told to turn on my television that an airplane had just hit one of the Trade Center Towers in New York.  Then we watched in horror as the second plane hit the second tower.  We stood astounded.

We paused for a moment of silence and prayed.  We had morning announcements. I shut off my television.  I taught six science classes and skipped lunch.  Most of my students and parents thanked me for teaching that day.  It made their lives a little less stressful and mine as well.

Like most people I was in shock for sometime afterwards.  I think in some ways I am still in shock today.

Sunday, September, 11th, 2011 will be a day to remember those who died and those who so valiantly gave of themselves to save and help others.  God be with them, their families, relatives, and friends.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

I BELIEVE...

I BELIEVE in one God, who exists in three Persons — Father, Son(Jesus Christ), and Holy Spirit. He is loving, holy, and just.

I  BELIEVE the Bible is God’s Word. It is inspired, accurate, and the perfect guide in all matters of life.

I  BELIEVE sin separated me from God, and through faith and confession in Jesus Christ's death and resurrection, I am reconciled to God.

I BELIEVE Jesus Christ is both God and Man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He led a sinless life, took all sins upon Himself, died and rose again.

I BELIEVE Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father as High Priest and Mediator.

I BELIEVE salvation is the gift of God to man. This gift is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and effectually working  and is pleasing to God.

I BELIEVE water baptism is a symbol of the cleansing power of God and a testimony of one's faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

I BELIEVE the Holy Spirit is the Guide and Comforter given to all who call on Him in faith. He guides and  blesses His children with spiritual gifts and empowers one to yield the fruit of the Spirit.

I BELIEVE Holy Communion is a celebration of Jesus’ death and resurrection, and remembrance of Him.

I BELIEVE God wants to transform, heal, and prosper those who believe in Jesus, so that all who live and believe are blessed and victoriously living lives that will impact and help others.

I BELIEVE all believers are to participate in preaching and teaching the gospel to all nations.

I BELIEVE  Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.