Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Stateside Observations

Here are some observations about being back in the US (in no particular order):

  • Boy! Americans are fat!
  • Mexican food sure is good! (possible reason for observation above)
  • Wal-Mart still "sells for less".
  • Why do Americans gripe so much?
  • Spring is great!
  • Too many cereal choices!
  • I forgot how good "Little Debbie's" are! (possible reason for first item above)
  • McDonald's tastes the same everywhere. (too bad)
  • Americans need a good geography lesson.
  • I sure am glad to see my mom.
  • American cars are big!
  • American stores have a selection to choose from in "my size".
  • Rural America is so different than rural "10/40 Window".
  • Have you seen the candy aisle? (another possible reason for first item above)
  • Church bulletins; what a concept!
  • Christian radio stations; what a blessing!
  • Sonic needs to go international. (yet another reason for first item above)
  • Suffering is relative.
  • So is poverty.
  • Americans have a LOT of leisure time, but they fill it with busy stuff.
  • No one has yet to ask me about life overseas.
  • Even bad roads are good in America.
  • Do you really need that many varieties of Colgate?
  • ENOUGH about Anna Nicole Smith already!

Sunday, March 18, 2007


"Our God of Grace often gives us a second chance, but there is no second chance to harvest a ripe crop." - Kurt von Schleicher

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Hot Spots

For the past several years, I have subscribed to "Hot Spots", a global summary of security issues, country by country. It is a great way to keep a finger on the pulse of things happening in the world. Their main web site is:

You can subscribe to their daily email summary at:

I highly recommend it. Let me know if you like it.

Sunday, March 11, 2007


"Any church that is not seriously involved in helping fulfill the Great Commission has forfeited its biblical right to exist." - Oswald J. Smith

Tuesday, March 06, 2007


When James Calvert went out as a missionary to the cannibals of the Fiji Islands, the ship captain tried to turn him back, saying, "You will lose your life and the lives of those with you if you go among such savages." To that, Calvert replied, "We died before we came here."

from the "lighter side"

Someone alerted me to the fact that Crabtree & Evelyn of London has a new product line for men called "Nomad". Too bad I didn't think of that first!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

The Task

At David Rogers' (whom I greatly respect) suggestion, I have reposted my story about "Dawn".

I am greatly saddened by the events of today, but it brings home again, the sense of urgency we have as believers. And the importance of our task.

Folks, there is a battle for souls. Satan will do anything to steal them away. The Lamb of God has paid the greatest price for those souls and HE ALONE deserves their worship.

Join in the work. Either by your presence, your prayers, or your presents. Pray for laborers for the Harvest for the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.