Thursday, July 23, 2009

I know some don't like political stuff mixed with a Christian atmosphere... I feel it is important to keep up with what is going on in the world, which makes the Bible come to life and we can see the things predicted in scripture actually come to life. Jesus was always using things that were in the world in his stories...things people can relate to. Many say that Obama is the Antichrist... I say he is a picture of the Antichrist. He has the look, the answers, the things that people want to hear, but he is a liar and the father of lies is SATAN. One of the things I find interesting is how easy it is for the world to follow him....similar to those who follow the Word of Faith movement, Mormonism, Jehovah Witnesses and the list goes on. (Sounds like a picture of the end times...many will want to hear things that are good for them rather than follow the truth of scripture, itching ears, Israel will be attacked and no one will be there to defend them.. NOT EVEN AMERICA . thanks to oba... )

We stayed with our landlord in Germany for a few days. They practically worshiped that man. I asked them where they got their information from... THE MEDIA. The media..they are people. They can lie to. I started telling them the truth about that man...thought they were going to have a heart attack. This led to conversations about Christianity and faith.

Oh, so close to heading HOME to HEAVEN. Thank God.

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Sound of Music

The castle in Saulzburg...the hills are alive with the Sound of Music
Remember this part of the movie...she splashes the horses

The mountains in Saulzburg...ah refreshing...

My favorite movie..finally chance to see the place where it was filmed...

Beautiful Bavaria...southern Germany and beyond

Allison and Derek

just crossed border into Austria

view from castle

Neuschweinstein Castle

We headed to southern Germany and Austria for a few days with Allison and Derek.. what a beautiful site... one of the first places we hit was the castle that inspired Disney...Neuschweinstein... we went inside also.. it was a perfect day... Thank you Lord!! Then we headed to Garmisch and stayed next to the tallest peak in Germany and then we headed to Saulzburg, Austria where they filmed The Sound of Music...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Allison and Derek...Jeremy and Chevon ...what a blast so far

The ladies
The dudes

We have had the privilege of having Allison and Derek here with us for the past few days. We had a touch of Okinawa as Jeremy and Chevon came out to the house... we talked of old much we miss Okinawa...watched pictures of the wedding that we missed...(wishin we were there). Finding out more about one of my fav pastors, Poncho...

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

In the name of Jesus our SAVIOR

Oh, how awesome it was to hear, over and over again, that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and that Michael would have to take a knee to the King of Kings. Although there were many who were off on their theology, the fact is, if people watched the memorial service and did not want to know why people kept talking about Jesus, instead of always Michael... stand by. Amazing how God can use a tragic death of an amazing man and bring glory to Jesus with the final prayer. AMEN. ALL4Good

Monday, July 06, 2009

Brandon workin hard

Brandon helped dad put up light fixtures this weekend. Notice his hair is cut to regulation. He is growing into a strong young man...muscles, 6-pack abs, ROTC -looking dude. Hard Core!!!

Fore your enjoyment

Again, we were amazed to find that the golf course is one of the most beautiful courses I have ever seen. They are having free buckets for kids month so we decided to stop by. Golf used to my there is fear in coming back to this... but the boys begged, we went and the view was amazing. I was also pleasantly surprised to see the boys hit the ball so well. Might be the fact that we play on the Wii all the time.. so they have the basics down...ha. Rafael sends a ball on a long journey as Noah in the back gets ready to hit.

The cool dudes posing....
The view from the Golf Course.

Delivered by Christ

A box provided by the moving company...
Funny that my boss pointed out something in front of everyone the other day as we were moving to a new building. He said something like, Larry, Christ is moving our furniture. That must be a sign. And it might be a sign from Heaven because Heilbronn in German means Heavenly.
We continued to joke around and I said, "I can finally say we have been delivered by Christ." To my surprise the Soldiers and my boss erupted in laughter. That is the first time we have all been able to share Christ openly without tension... through a box and prayer. All4Good

Rubuttle to my Muslim takes over the World post

Days after posting a story about Muslims taking over the world, I purchased an audiobook Breakthrough: The Return of Hope to the Middle East. It was an amazing journey through a pastor's life in leaving his church in America and taking 6 children to the Middle East to be a missionary... right after 9/11. He had no ties to that world, just a man called by God to Go! He was, of course, ridiculed and persecuted by his own family members and church friends for making such an unwise decision. (Funny, one of my family members told me "That is not work, you need to get a real job. I am so glad my husband worked so hard to support me." It broke my heart and I explained that it was the greatest work in the didn't matter)
The book showed how Muslims are turning to Christ in the millions. They are tired of the false Satanic religion and are seeing things most Americans may never see today. They are hungry for truth there...the pastor shares the stories of the people coming to Christ from Imam's, teachers of Islam, to very intelligent, koran-memorized men who dramatically change to Christ.
Only Christ can bring peace to our lives. It challenged me to think about our lives. How many of us share Christ with those who are a heartbeat away from eternity away from God? It is soooo awesome to see people turn to Christ. I must confess, it has been years since I have shared my faith in Christ... it hurts.
One other cool thing about this book: It spells out the system of Muslim belief in a simple way. It also shares how people start conversations with them.