Thursday, November 20, 2008
And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them, And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God; Thus saith the Lord God to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys; Behold, I, even I, will bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy your high places. And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be broken: and I will cast down your slain men before your idols. And I will lay the dead carcasses of the children of Israel before their idols: and I will scatter your bones round about altars. In all your dwelling places the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished. And the slain shall fall in the midst of your, and ye shall know that I am the LORD. Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye may have some that shall escape the sword among the nations, when ye shall be scattered throught the countries. And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and with their eyes which go a whoring after their idols: and they shall lothe them selves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations. And they shall know that I am the LORD, and that I have not said in vain that I would do this evil unto them. Thus saith the Lord God; Smite with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say alas for all the evil abominations of the houses of Israel! for they shall fall by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence. He that is far off shall die of pestilence; and he that is near shall fall by the sword and he that remaineth and is besieged shall die by the famine: thus will I accomplish my fury upon them. Then shall ye know that I am the LORD, when their slain men shall be among their idols round about their altars, upon every high hill, in all the tops of the mountains, and under every green tree, and under every thick oak, the place where they did offer sweet savour to all their idols. So will I stretch out my hand upon them, and make the land desolate, yea, more desolate then the wilderness toward Diblath, in all their habitations: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
A great many times, the phase comes up. and they will know that I am the LORD. Also all threw out the Old testament this phase comes up. The Jews know what he meant when that was said. That meant The One True God, all powerful, all knowing, is in charge. Not them. God isn't like any other gods or those we think up. Psalm 96: 4-8 tells us that gods are just Idols. that have eyes but see not, that have ears, but hear not, that are useless to everyone. God on the other hand, has no eyes, but sees all, has no ears but hears all, has no body and is everywhere, has no head but wears the Crown, has no legs but sits on a throne. Nobody is like our God. No other god has kept there people threw each struggle, who has righteously judged his people, kept his Word. neither has he removed them from the World, he's protecting them keeping them threw his power. And this passage I just wrote clearly tells us that he is just, he is holy, he is not going to tolerate sin. Also says there that he is going to keep a remnant of his people for the last day, when he will bring Jerusalem back together and set up his kingdom.
Well lets go to psalm 100:1-5
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are this people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
There's so much written there in such a little chapter about the LORD. Make a Joyful noise, Serve the Lord with gladness: We are to sing unto him, giving praise ever, as it says in 1 Thessalonians 5:16, Rejoice EVERMORE, pray WITHOUT ceasing, in EVERYTHING give thanks. and also note at the end of it, ALL ye lands everyone everywhere is called to praise him. Because he is Holy, He is Just, and as we will see later on his other works.
Then the Next point: Know ye that the LORD He IS GOD it is He that has made us and not we our selves; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. Right there should tell us all Christians, that he deserves all honour, all praise, all glory. In Revelation 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. and also chapter 5:12-13b saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honour and glory and blessing. Blessing and honour and glory and power be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. So we see that God is worthy, and that HE is the LORD.
For the LORD is good; and his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations: that right there also states that he is and has and always will be in charge of the world, and everything that happens in it. His word stands and will always be true, to all generations. so we know that the same God that kept his people, and kept his nation, is still today with love and mercy watching over us
Here in these chapters is written each thing that the Jews knew to be true, and yet turned from him, what are you Christian, who has a better way and understanding then that of the Jews had, going to spend your life. will you also turn away, or go fully after him as the psalmist did, and love him with all your heart soul and mind.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Beautiful is the clouds and the moon that show
Beautiful is the stars and the sky that glow
Beautiful is the ground and the trees that grow
Beautiful is the water and the reflections that flow
Beautiful is the people and the feelings that know
Beautiful is the speach and the words that go
Beautiful is the feet and the walk below
Beautiful is the hands and the fields they hoe
Beautiful is everything, that God has made
Beautiful is His love that cannot fade
Beautiful is His Law that he hath laid
Beautiful is everything, that God has made
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
by Douglas MacArthur
Build me a son, O lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
Build me a son, whose wishes will not take the place of deeds; a son who will know thee--and that to know himself is the foundation stone of knowledge.
Lead him, I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort, but under stress and spur of difficulties and challenge. Here let him learn to stand up in the storm; here let him learn compassion for those who fail.
Build me a son whose heart will be clear, whose goal will be high, a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men, one who will reach into the future, yet never forget the past.
And after all these things are his, add, I pray, enough of a sense of humor so that he may always be serious, yet never take himself too seriously. Give him humility so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true wisdom, and the meekness of true strength.
Then I, his father, will dare to whisper, "I have not lived in vain."
Douglas prayed this each morning while he was over in the Philippines, fighting the Japanese.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Well there was my 25 minute pause for eating. and they hadn't forgot about me, just happened to have all the food ready at 5:15 and had a phone call for was talking for about 40 minutes and then had to reheat it all. all in all it still tasted good.
The weather and sunset I always love to see
Hockey today was pretty sweet we had a lot of older people there and really good stacked up teams. probably one of my favorite hockey games. Along with that note Habs have won each game so far. woot!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Who am I, O Lord
Will I learn it from your sword
Will I come to see your face
Or stay in sinners place
Who are the earthly ones
Who are your chosen Sons
Am I to stay with your sheep
Or live in this world's deep
What is this wondrous land
Made by thy own glorious hand
Am I to stay with you sure
Or live here and endure
I know of the blood and your name
It showed me that I'm lame
I will praise his wonderful hand
For He hath saved me for his land
Teach Me, O Lord
Teach me, O Lord
The way of thy Word
Give me understanding
And I will keep it till the ending
I shall keep thy law
In thy word what I saw
Incline my heart unto thy testimonies
And not unto this worlds covetousness
Turn away mine eyes from vanities
Quicken me in thy righteousness
"repeat after last verse"
I shall observe thee
Not this worlds vanity
Behold I have longed after
Thy precepts are even better
Turn away my reproach
You are to be mine coach
Original words from Psalm 119:33-40
I was thinking of another one but I lost the words of the thought while walking back from work.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
If we look into Ecclesiastes thru out the whole thing as well as Proverbs, we run into a lot on Wisdom, those here who don't want to be of the company of fools heed the words of the preacher, I just want to say this *will* bother some people. But remember in corinthians 6:9-11 states such were some of you. Thank God for the "were" some of you. He will teach and help each of us to learn from these things.
The first time the word wisdom is found in the book of Ecclesiastes is verse 13, talking about himself. as we know him to be the wisest of man(besides the Lord Jesus). It says in verse 13: "and I gave my heart to seek and to search wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven this sore travail hath God given to the sons of men to be exercised therewith".
Heh.. no one said it's easy right? well heres solomon the wisest of man saying its hard. whats that tell us today? That means don't go about it thinking you're going to just learn it. or that you will do better then those before. and if we don't seek God for the wisdom to understand then we won't ever get it. Proverbs 16:3 says
Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.
Now look back to the verse, it said "to seek and to search after wisdom", you know what that means? that means if we don't search or thinking we need wisdom, if we don't go for it. whats that make us? fools. Now before you start throwing stones. realize I'm not speaking out of highness but what God is teaching to me and thru me. I'm part of this group. So I can say this is preaching to me. Now also remember in this lesson. I'm not raising up Solomon higher then God. He is still a man like us. we all have our falls. as solomon did.We find out later in the books of the kings that Solomon was overcome with many wives and there gods, so don't let you're guard down. Back to the main point tho. As someone seeking out wisdom, dont be content with just the wisdom you have now. You can't sit back and let pride say "I know all I need to know". Because we see those who think they know everything are some of the first people to fall into pride and as I said before, being part of the company of fools. Also know this is more then just wanting to know more then the next guy. But you can set a goal to be like one of the wise men of old. those are good goals to set. but as I said before don't be content with the knowledge you have, and think you're one of the people that is a goal for others. because those who think they know it all are the fools. Yes God will use your knowledge to inspire others but that doesn't mean that you need to go around pointing out you're self as some great person. Proverbs 16 and 27 tells us about that.
Everyone that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished
Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
A good thing for people to look at in proverbs says that the wise man looks at every point or seeks to understand each side of things, every angle. Make sure you look into the full thing of a problem, make sure each part of a buildings plans are set, make sure each part of your families needs are met and lives are right with one another.
Now lets look at Ecclesiastes again. In verse 2,14,18. We read in verse 2 Vanity of Vanities all is Vanity. In verse 14 is Behold all is Vanity and a Vexation of the Spirit. Then in verse 18 For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow. You say "get me out of here this is to hard". I say read the middle part of verse 14. The works that are done under the sun. Now what do you suppose that means? that means anything not of God. So if you're life isn't under his rule, your life is vanity. it's living for self, which we know won't last or matter in the end. Remember the verse. All have come short of the glory of God. None can do right without God. If you're not living for him you're wasting your life away in your own wants to your own destruction. We still know God uses the lost to teach His sheep. or use them in some way to wake us up. but they are still fit for destruction.
Now lets look at verse 4 of Ecclesiastes.
One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth forever.
So Fathers, Mothers, Grandparents. is your generation wise. Is it living for Christ. can you walk thru out town and not have to cover your eyes at sin. can you look at people without a pain in your heart for them, cause you know there saved. if not why can't you do something about it? your own self is the only thing stopping you. there is no other excuse. and if you are old or can't get out to witness to others. then you better make sure your children are fit for it. teach them, instruct them. don't let them go into the world like everyone else did and get lost in the lust of the flesh the lust of the eyes and the pride of life. because then your own children become an abomination to God. and as the parents your the ones responsible for them. some day your going to give an account for your children. Men it's your very position to lead the family. if your family doesn't have its bible times. it's family times. prayer. singing. your family isn't going to grow right. it won't have the right element of God's love left in your children. also do they see the joy and peace in your life from God. or is it something they see as something you dread teaching. God teaches his Church. and his own words are there to teach them. You as fathers are supposed to use that same word to teach your families. because God has the best way and it works in his Church it will work in your families. God will use it in there lives to save. Who are we to limit the outcome of works blessed by God to mans level of knowledge thinking possible. God is all powerful. all mighty, all knowing. don't you think he knows what he's doing if he can control the whole world at the same time? Hallelujah he is in control not man. He who made the world and everything in it is in control of each detail. study his works and use them to teach others in the same way. then stand back and image the vastness of his wisdom and power. the God who kept this world together and his precious word each step thru history to teach us of times to come and how we are to act. and even this statement is only a pinch of his power. I could spend all day explaining this and still not even come close to really touching the vastness of His glory.
The next verse that I felt I should speak about is verse 9. The phase "there is no new thing under the sun" comes up. what that means is things of the past will happen again. to different degrees of course with different means. but same general happening and style of it happening with the same solution to fix them. hey think that means by learning the past you gain insight on the future. and you know how to protect your self from happenings. and we can learn from all history things that happened and know that God is in control so what can we learn from it, to keep us safe today. Also another thing is parents your kids are going to follow some of the same things you did as a kid. or follow the same bad paths others have. or copy the same evil work. so make sure you teach your kids right, after God's way in the Bible. And remember it has to be out of love your instructing them. because if it's not out of love then what do they do? They build up anger and hate inside them about it against you. and then they tell worldly friends and people there age with same problems and it supports the same evil thinking of rebelling against parents rule. now that will normally happen anyway but if you pray with them make sure they know you love them. they won't side with there friends instruction. and more and more they will listen to you more. Help them to see what happens when certain rules aren't kept. and the Dangers of them. like different high physical sports. or running thru the kitchen and such. those things that aren't really listed as sins but are to be kept because we know if you do them you can get hurt. now you know as well as I do that kids side with kids so this isn't something new and unheard of by you. and yes I know not all kids are the same. Kids who read this, Understand your parents do love you and each bit of instruction they give isn't to make you mad. or push down your thoughts and wants. but to show you what isn't right and the right way of thinking. its love that they teach you holiness. Work for righteousness those who are saved, those who aren't let today be the day you wake up to your lost state and turn to God's wisdom and love. come to him he can save today. know that going by just what you want isn't going to save you. and it's only going to set you on a course to hell. Hell is calling you each day, and God is calling you. see that hell isn't going to wait for your answer it's just going to pull you in. know that also God isn't waiting for your permission. Pray to him, Beg him for forgiveness of your sin. he is mighty to save. All your sin will be washed away by the blood of the Lamb. Hallelujah!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
There is a Shadow over this land
Because of Canada's wicked demand
God's people wait and pray
For His coming great day
When Christ will come again
And Save us from the Lion's Den
Canada, Follow His Hand
Canada, Obey His command
Canada, Get out of the clay
He can save you Today
This land is going deeper
It's dying along with it's leader
O for grace to save this land
That it could see His merciful hand
I will rejoice in His will
And Bare this land still
Canada, You're not your own
Canada, God's on the thrown
Canada, Wake up from ease
Remember He's got the keys
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Just because Canada exists doesn't mean it ever was founded. In fact, the whole notion of founding a country is alien to Canadian experience. Founding is something undertaken by a Machiavellian "new Prince," but Canadian sovereignty has devolved historically from the very old British crown. The Americans and the French, with their fancy republican ways, speak easily enough about their founding fathers - Washington, Madison, Robespierre, Marat and all the rest. Canadians don't.
True, we use the same patriarchal language and speak of the fathers of Confederation, but nobody talks about the fathers of Canada, which indicates clearly enough that Confederation was an episode in Canada's evolution, not a brand new beginning. A few intellectuals might indulge in loose talk about the Canadian founding, but they ought to know better.
Usually the act of founding is accompanied by a heavy traffic in high-minded ideas intended to make the new citizens feel good about the violent things they are doing. Truths are held to be self-evident. The founders promise liberty, equality and sisterhood, or peace, bread and other people's land. None of that has ever happened in Canada, though political parties, such as the New Democrats or Reform, have staged founding events to haul themselves into existence.
Unfounded though Canada is, our early political life was not hostile to ideas. They were not expressions of grand new principles but, as contemporary politicians would have said, embodied "well known" ideas. They were well known because they were part of a tradition the origins of which were discreetly shrouded in the mists of time. Chief among them were the principles of parliamentary government and of liberalism. They remain important today. Indeed, many of our difficulties, as well as our successes, are a direct reflection of the extent to which we have maintained liberal and parliamentary government, or drifted away from it.
At the closing of the first session of the first parliament of Upper Canada in 1792, Governor John Graves Simcoe reminded his advisors, "that this province is singularly blest, not with a mutilated constitution, but with a constitution which has stood the test of experience, and which is the very image and transcript of that of Great Britain."
The sentiments were recalled in the British North American Act of 1867, when Canada received "a Constitution similar in Principle to that of the United Kingdom," and, in a more muted way, in the 1982 constitution as well.
In fact, parliamentary government in North America began long before the American Revolution. In its primitive form, elected assemblies could not control the executive. After the publication of Lord Durham's famous Report, the course toward responsible government and today's parliamentary institutions was set, at least in eastern Canada: the Crown is advised by a council that is supported in an assembly that in turn raises and spends money. Parliamentary government is finely balanced between executive decisiveness and the need for prudent and public justification of policy before the sceptical eyes of a "loyal opposition", which is also a government-in-waiting.
Responsible government, parliamentary government properly speaking, came to the old colonies of British North America around the middle of the nineteenth century. On the prairies, however, it was delayed "for the purposes of the Dominion" until 1930, when the provinces gained control over resource revenues. The timing could not have been worse. A decade of severe deflation, followed by the massive centralization of wartime, meant that political leaders in the West were deprived of practical education in the ways of parliament that their colleagues in the east had experienced for a least a generation before 1870.
In consequence, while liberalism in the West has been robust, it is also often extra-parliamentary. From the nineteenth-century agrarians to today's Reform Party, populist liberalism has mounted a serious challenge to the conventions of parliament. When sovereignty is thought to be vested in "the people" and not in the crown, the implications for cabinet, the executive and for the assembly are huge. Populist measures - the initiative, referendum and recall, for example - are in fact incompatible with parliamentary government. You can have one or the other, not both.
As a result, the populist liberalism of Canada's west has been a recipe for distress. Sometimes it has been dismissed as a reflection of the unwillingness of Parliament in Ottawa to respond to the interests of Westerners. From the National Policy of Sir John A. Macdonald to the National Energy Programme of Pierre Trudeau, evidence to support this view is not hard to find. But more than interests are involved. Injured pride, not neglected interests, lies behind the ambivalence of many Westerners towards parliamentary government and "Ottawa."
Pride matters. Indeed, human beings are especially proud when they rise above their interests, which is why the pride of Westerners is especially insulted when the beneficiaries - easterners for the most part - are so palpably ungrateful.
In so many ways Quebec is a mirror image of the west. There "Ottawa" carries the same ambivalent symbolic charge, but for quite different reasons. In Quebec, the levers of parliamentary power have been energetically grasped, but diverted to distinctly non-liberal purposes.
It is useful to recall that in Quebec liberalism came ashore with the soldiers of General Wolfe in 1759. In those days, its most important element was freedom of religion, which opened the way for non-Roman Catholic and often English-speaking traders to settle in the newly acquired colony and to prosper. Once again the effect of this infusion of liberal enterprise led to the recommendations of Lord Durham. But many French-Canadians were less interested in individual liberty than in sheltering their community from the malign outside forces that the entrepreneurial English liberals seemed to represent. This is why Durham's name is still mud in Quebec.
The same religious solidarity of the eighteenth-century resistance to liberalism could be detected in the writings of Abbé Lionel Groulx fifty years ago. With the massive and rapid secularization brought about by the Quiet Revolution, the words changed, but the music remained the same. The elegant Hegelian rhetoric of a sovereigntist such as the late Fernand Dumont, for whom every distinct society achieves fulfillment and proper form as a state, or the claims in favour of "deep diversity" made on behalf of Quebec by a federalist such as Charles Taylor, resonate with the same anti-liberal communitarian survivalism pioneered by François-Xavier Garneau a century and a half ago. Garneau's long poem, Louise, as his multi-volume Historie du Canada, were as much a littérature de combat as anything from the pens of contemporary Quebec nationalists, whether sovereigntist or not. Plus ça change. . . .
In fact, many things have changed since the days of Simcoe, Durham and Macdonald, but the principles they espoused can still be detected without too much effort. And yet, pure parliamentary liberalism has never worked in Canada. All Canadians, and especially those in the unmovable centre of the country, Ontario, should be grateful for the impurities supplied by the communitarian realities of Quebec and the extra-parliamentary populism of the west. They provide the colour and flavour to Canadian politics, the leaven that makes federalism work, even though it violates not a few of the explicit intentions of the fathers of Confederation.
Canada has been informed from its beginnings, back in the aftermath of the American Revolution, by two principles: liberalism, and responsible or parliamentary government. After Confederation, the Canadian version of responsible government was modified by the addition of a heavy dose of federalism. These are, I believe, the principles that will guide Canadians into the next century.
Liberalism means many things. In my first article, I referred to Lord Durham's splendid Report. Bob Rae referred to it in his first article as well, but did not praise it. According to him, it was "disastrous, but fortunately short-lived." Au contraire! It was a splendid piece of work and so filled with of foresight that even today it informs Canadian political life at its best. To see why, we must understand Durham's liberalism on its own terms, removed from what present-day liberalism has become.
Lord Durham was a confident, strong, and spirited liberal. He believed liberalism was worth defending and was eager to criticize its enemies. Conventional readings of the Durham Report praise the author for recommending responsible government, but criticize his proposal to assimilate French-speaking colonists. In these days of official bilingualism and semi-official multiculturalism, this looks intolerant, and -- because contemporary liberals can tolerate anything but intolerance -- to some it looks illiberal as well.
But consider the circumstances in which Durham found himself. Following the Rebellion of 1837, he was faced with a "fatal feud" between the French- and the English-speaking colonists of Lower Canada. He also had to consider the dissatisfaction with British rule in the other colonies. Only by adapting to a common North American way of living, he believed, could French-speakers enjoy genuine liberty and equality. Thus did he advocate equality of opportunity and British constitutional practices for all colonists. Thus too, his liberalism: According to Durham, no religious cult, no clan, no caste, no nation, no collective, no faction, and no king, should usurp the right to legislate on behalf of others.
Existing practices, Durham was convinced, would ensure that "the great part" of French-speakers would remain "labourers in the employ of English capitalists," and so poor, dependent and resentful. He was not in error. The French-speaking colonists did not, he said, wish to "remain stationary", but had been held back by a misguided policy that both permitted immigration of aggressive English-speaking entrepreneurs to Quebec and maintained the old seigneuries. Because the seigneuries could not easily be sold, the French-speakers' economic competitiveness was reduced. Regardless of whether British policy was inspired by a goodhearted desire to maintain the noble but vanishing life of the ancien regime, or by prejudice against the Catholic and French inhabitants of the colony, the result was identical: the English-speaking minority prospered while the majority of French-speakers did not. It was a recipe for strife. It was also the reason the colonists on both sides argued in terms of "race." That is, the English-speakers sought to protect their group privileges, and the French-speakers challenged them on the same grounds.
Durham was also perhaps the first to notice the mauvaise foi of nationalist rhetoric. It was designed not to resist assimilation to a liberal, British political order, but to protest the exclusion of French-speakers from the prosperous, liberal society of the English-speaking merchants. Durham therefore opposed legal protection for a "distinct society" in Lower Canada - he called it a society of ancient virtue - because, like the "separate but equal" institutions of the American South, it violated his faith in equality of opportunity.
Much like the sovereigntists today, the Patriote rebels of 1837 were not as dedicated to preserving the ancient virtues and cultural traditions of their ethnic garrison as is sometimes assumed. Although they invoked nationalist sentiments to justify their position, their appeal to the pre-modern and pre-liberal habitants was intended to gain electoral support — a thoroughly modern, liberal objective — in order to effect liberal reforms against the discriminatory laws supported by the English-speaking faction. The Patriotes were moved by ambition, not nostalgia.
Likewise today's sovereigntists, no less than today's federalists, share liberal political habits. This is why the sovereigntists become so irritated when their opponents criticize their pure laine rhetoric as ethnocentric, and worse. And yet, like the Patriotes of 1837, they do make archaic and anti-liberal appeals against, for example, "money and the ethnic vote," to use the unforgettable phrase of Jacques Parizeau.
In recommending equal opportunity for all the colonists, Durham's message was simple: wherever ethnic, linguistic, or religious differences are politically institutionalized, there one finds injustice. This liberal principle has endured in Canada because it guarantees the dignity of all citizens, whatever language they speak. That is what makes Lord Durham such a great liberal, and why his Report remains an enduring statement of Canadian liberalism.
In the context of Durham's arguments rightly understood, it is correct to observe, as Mr. Rae did last week, "Canada is a federation, not just a nation, and that says it all." It doesn't quite say it all, but it says a great deal: We are a "political nation," to use Cartier's formula in the Confederation Debates, and we are a federation. It is not, however, "cookie-cutter" federalism, as Mr. Rae has suggested, to treat the provinces as formally equal. Acknowledging the reality of equal provinces has become a political necessity, largely for the same reasons Durham made plain as day in his Report. A liberal society permits variety, indeed, requires variety for its survival. Federalism, a mode of governance that enhances liberal "experiments in living", is the institutional expression of variety concentrated.
Today few would dispute that Quebec is more distinct from PEI than Saskatchewan is from Manitoba, but the two prairie provinces are not cookie cut-outs either. Here is where the former premier of Canada's most populous province is too timid in his understanding of what federalism can do for diversity in Canada.
There are good reasons for Quebec to take pride in its own language laws, and even its own sign laws, whatever English-speakers in British Columbia might think. By the same token, there is no reason Saskatchewan should not take pride in its own gun laws, regardless of what the good burghers of Montreal might think. Likewise, Alberta can take pride in its own health laws, despite the disapproval of the bien pensants of Toronto. B.C. would certainly take pride in formulating its own salmon laws.
That, after all, is the point of federalism. It encourages the kind of variety that is both the foundation of liberal society and its fullest expression. Quebec's sign laws, no less than the existence of Nunavut, are experiments. In both places, citizens are able to use local or regional government for their own purposes, to organize their common life without being intimidated by a remote and massive central government, and to take pride in their achievements. Federalism encourages these liberal experiments by promoting government that is not just responsible, but also responsive.As Canadians head into the new millennium, they can be sure that new political necessities will require new political experiments. And they can be confident that the tested principles of liberalism, responsible government and federalism are equal to the challenge.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Well, now that I finished sounding like a complete whiner, of which you are probably all tired of hearing from me. I can explain the day in more detail.
Last night the normal happened. I was told at 9 pm that we are going on a hike Saturday, I ask when and all I get is we don't know yet. Then by morning I'm supposed to get up early so we can leave at 9:30. No I wasn't told that time till it was to late for me to get ready. now I wasn't the only reason for us leaving late. but I'm not going to say any names. On the trip Nate explained a bunch of things about his radio.... well.... i only got like half of it. and then he showed me how it isn't smart to recharge my mp3 player with the battery i had in it. It says right on the side, may explode or leak if recharged... *phew* .... Chris almost got hit 2 times on the ride there once we entered Ottawa. The Hike wasn't the same as the Youth Group hikes. No racing after Ben to keep him with the group. no slowing down to ask parents for some water. no such thing as short way. you know all those things that make the youth hike what it is. :) We Climbed King mountain. walked around Pink lake, and stood at the different look outs along the sides. to avoid cig smoke above I climbed down each look out and stayed on the side of it. then came back up to the surprise of some people. Then what we had when we got home was a cook out, in which I think I outdid my normal meal..... I must of had more then half of a 2 liter bottle of rootbeer. almost around the same time... meaning I don't feel to good.... kinda like touch my stomach and I will probably hurl... "note to self: don't pick something off the ground with a full stomach of carbonated drink".
Now that everyone is gone I would be able to think more, but I've already written a post so I think I'm done. Good Night. Hopefully mine won't be a exploding night....
Saturday, August 2, 2008
More and more of my days seem to be taken up with something else. I don't think I have had a day for my self in months. and due to many things on my mind. Work, Families spiritual condition, my future for God, friends needing me, people to witness to. Pray that I keep a good mind thru all this and don't try doing something without thinking first. the song keeps popping into my mind.
I am not skilled to understand what God hath willed, What God hath planned, I only know at his right hand is one who is my Saviour.
When people look into the Word what do they see. I think on that when I go to church and see someone new. I think what could God do for them, what do they think of the singing of the praying, of this Holy book being preached. how are we a witness to them. do we show as a Godly example? do other see Christ living in us. when a Christian looks into the word what do u see. I see his Holy book opened which was so wonderfully kept and bought for our teaching. I have been reading thru proverbs a good bit on wisdom. thru these readings God has renewed that mind of his word for it says, the Wise man hears instruction and the foolish turnth away. I had before in my mind that (I've heard these things before or I'm only hearing the same thing over and over) But God used this conference used these readings, that I'm hearing it moreso. He's speaking to me in a great way that makes me want to sing more and more. last night was a great blessing of his power in songs. i woke this morning at 5:30 not knowing why. but the only thought that came to mind without even trying was singing to my self, was praying, I had dreams before hand of God doing a mighty work in all of us. each of us praising him thru the whole day. and if it was my choice I would extend the conference another week. I've removed the web browser from my computer and I'm keeping my time on games and things to a small amount. also I've removed any games that have any aspect of magic in it, music that I shouldn't listen to. and also dealing with things that have been bothering me in a more "God's in control and head of my life" kind of way. I have faith and hope of revival coming and also that we will be used. (those of our youth) in a mighty way for God.
Friday, August 1, 2008
Another person who was a Christian, who I've had biblical conversations and has show to be a christian. since i have been getting away from the computer the more often and left something that was taking a good bit of my time. he said that the lord has used me to show him to also use his time better and planning his days out for the Lord more. praise the lord.
Also for those who think I'm only wasting time on the computer playing games, no i am not. I spend most of my day witnessing to people. and i know God is using it. Yes I am planning my days out better too.
The Conference is going quite well. and i know God is moving. with us and i think it was planned good. Pastor David, and Pastor Scott. have been preaching and I've enjoyed it a good bit. I am praying and hoping that God will do a great change in our lives and quicken us.
Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
Mount of Thy redeeming love.
Sorrowing I shall be in spirit,
Till released from flesh and sin,
Yet from what I do inherit,
Here Thy praises I’ll begin;
Here I raise my Ebenezer;
Here by Thy great help I’ve come;
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood;
How His kindness yet pursues me
Mortal tongue can never tell,
Clothed in flesh, till death shall loose me
I cannot proclaim it well.
O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.
O that day when freed from sinning,
I shall see Thy lovely face;
Clothed then in blood washed linen
How I’ll sing Thy sovereign grace;
Come, my Lord, no longer tarry,
Take my ransomed soul away;
Send thine angels now to carry
Me to realms of endless day.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
The day started off kinda like this. alarm goes off but to tired to get up after it goes off. sooo I ended up having to face the annoyance of People singing as they came downstairs to wake me. Then have to deal with the rush of everyone else when I didn't really need to get anything at all. Shower had to be the most annoying because. i had to wait 5 minutes for the water to not be burning hot. and then once i got in they said time to go. Anyway i found out my problem about not being able to sleep on trips. I need a fan. I've got one on trips now and it helps. plus more space helps because being cramped in a full van isn't gunna work for sleep where i sit. I had seat in front of me down for a foot rest. and me seat leaned back, plus the whole back seat to my self. I read most of the trip there. slept some, When we got there everything was how it was the year before, or so i thought. the only difference was that the trees and plants and just about everything was taller. and to no surprise my family thought i was taller too. at One point there i walked outside to rest in a tree. only i guess i got to close to some birds nest. so it sat there and followed me making weird noises. everywhere i went until i went back inside then it shut up. sadly in whole thing i ended up with sap on me. Badminton, now that was fun we had Chris, Dad, Me, and Uncle Bill. that was great because we had 5 people watching, laughing and cheering at each mess up or each nice hit or dive for it. plus the rackets went in good condition so we would get the birdie stuck in it sometimes. drawing more laughter. Now in the whole thing only one thing made me annoyed. we didn't keep grandpa's tradition. we had no root beer and no rook game. no one seemed to notice but me. on the way home we kept one of his tho. we made sure to stop at a dunkindonuts. so that made me happy to keep. The way home was quieter and i slept more (couldn't read book for to dark). but later on near the end of the trip we all broke out in hymns and scripture songs. started with just me then Lia then we all joined in. it was a good family moment on the trip. Once again we got pulled over because my dad doesn't have a Permanent Residence card. but we got cleared threw after he went in and verified it all.
Thats about it for the day. I know i missed something but if i put everything in it would be boring. so read it comment if i wish. and maybe, just maybe i will think about continuing more posts threw out the summer. And Yes when i get the pictures i will put some on here for you all.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
1. I am Getting a Bike this weekend
2. I got a Bike Chain
3. I got a magnet set thing that has almost nothing in it.
4. i got 2 books, 1 called kidnapped by robert louis stevenson, and the other pocket book of revalation.
5. I got For some random reason. a Senators beach ball.
6. I got a Chicken dinner. and I'm told a cook out sometime too.
7. 4 cards with a 20 dollar check in it... it feels small from what ive been getting... i had just cashed a 462 dollar check. lol change comes quick i guess.
Thank You Everyone that helped and gave me what they did... Just the thought of you guys being happy with me was enough to make my day, but you did more so. :D
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Lia is also starting soccer. so far she has lost a game and tied a game. and she is really wanting to play her friends team this next week. on that note. Wendy's is having a soccer game against Mc.D this Wednesday night. i wanted to play but then i saw when it was. oh well i just hope we win in more then just food. :)
Work as been good. Management like loves me its weird. Mike who is the boss stopped me randomly in rush and said good job on the grill. but nothing to anyone else. as he left he also said thank you again Joe. Rob who is head manager said your the man today. and other times he says good job, or gives me free meals or frosty. or mixed frosty or what ever kind. Dianna at work helps me out of any problems. then she thanks me afterward. i said no its because of your help i got this done. In the end i give God the praise for the help I get. he has been blessing my work. and helping me find people to talk too.
Now for a poem because my mom happens to want 1 out of me.....
In War the times seem failing
In War the days seem forever
In War you dwell on the dieing
In War you never forget them ever
In War Those once tall buildings stood
In War they fell as did your friends
In War you did as hard as you could
In War you try to make amends
In War the fighting comes on
In War the hiding done
In War the lines are drawn
In War you wish it never begun
Yeah i know it could use some work but hey.. it only took few minutes
Well I've got some exercise to do now. I hope you all have a good day.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
I will write more on this another time
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Chris and Nate are all moved in and left the house's. Now I do believe somehow girls in both families from which they came get the first bids on the rooms. so I'm still stuck with only half a room and Sarah and Kaylyn now have new rooms. Kaylyn needs the basement room for the Summer so that it doesn't get to hot at night for her to sleep like it does up stairs. Oh well maybe sometime I will be able to have one. The moving of his stuff was okay too. as I would say time consuming but productive. not to mention I also got some Wendy's food bought by Chris for my lunch. Now I do believe they got everything they need but most likely, knowing Chris and Nate, They probably forgot something at home. I think we still have some of Nate's stuff here.
Now for everyone who wants me to write more... To bad. I just don't write that much, and I'm sure some of you know what I'm talking about when I say I don't know what to write about or I don't really feel like it. I have been busy with work and school junk. and a bothersome Fever/Virus. So yea about that point. It took about 4 days for Fever to leave and about 1 week for the Virus to leave and let me eat right again. and the cough is still here which has lasted 2 weeks as the doctor said most likely would happen. But I'm well enough to do basically to do anything I normally would. except for eat as much as I used to.... Its sad I can't eat a up-sized Spicy Chicken Combo anymore.....
Funny quotes from People going threw the drive threw at work...
3rd place : Whats a Combo??
2nd place : OHH I thought you were that Girl's voice... (said to my friend Scott about the drive threw person who was a girl)
1st place : Yea. can I have a pizza?
Friday, April 18, 2008
In the late 1960s, Bill and Gloria Gaither, already well-known Christian musicians, were dealing with many personal struggles. Bill was recovering from mononucleosis, the couple had been accused of using their ministry to turn a profit and the family had been devastated by Bill's sister's divorce. Gloria was expecting her third child, but the couple was saddened by the thought of bringing another child into a world filled with racial tension, drug abuse and negative attitudes toward Christianity. After a friend prayed for the couple, they were both overcome with affirmation of Jesus' ressurection and assurance that God would take care of them. Inspired by the birth of healthy son Benjamin in 1970, the Gaithers wrote 'Because He Lives.'
What a friend we have in Jesus
"What a Friend We Have in Jesus" is a Christian hymn originally written by Joseph M. Scriven as a poem in 1855 to comfort his mother who was living in Ireland while he was in Canada. Scriven originally published the poem anonymously, and only received full credit for it in the 1880s. The tune to the hymn was composed by Charles Crozat Converse in 1868. William Bolcom composed a setting of the hymn. The hymn also has many versions with different lyrics in multiple languages, such as the Japanese version "Itsukushimi Fukaki" (いつくしみ深き, "Itsukushimi Fukaki"? lit. "Deep Affection"), or a version sung during World War I with the line "When this bloody war is over" in place of the original title.
Just as I am
Charlotte Elliot wrote this song about how to find salvation through Christ. It has been used by many as the call to the altar at the close of services, as it brings a quiet simple message of sin, forgiveness, and salvation to all that listen. Just as I am
An elderly man asked Charlotte Elliott if she were a Christian; she felt insulted, and told him to mind his own affairs. But after the man left, she could not get the question off her mind, and she went back to ask the man how to find Christ. He told her to come just as she was. She did, and wrote the beautiful song, "Just As I Am." - By B. A. Scherr
Friday, April 11, 2008
I wake up with just about nothing happening but my Mother said she had to go to a meeting soo I was here with Lia doing school.... I'm sorry to say this Jill but I didn't remember your birthday until you called... ok well with that said. Jill called and started singing happy birthday.. which confused me cus I didn't know anyone had one that day. then she wanted me to sing it for her. (Which then reminded me who's birthday it was) but I wasn't in the mood for singing on the phone so I just got her message about. cookies being made for desert. after Mom got home we went into things for Jill. I got cleaning the car. with my mom. Lia was making a picture board that looks pretty cool. even if the people don't look to great still.. its creative. I don't remember how many times I got myself wet cleaning the car. All I know is that I kept getting wet and it kept drying off before I got to see how much of me was wet. later on I got really wet on one leg and it stayed for sometime..... but all in all I got it done.. Mom got the inside done. neither of us did the front window mind you. we did the outside but.... that didn't help much. still it looks nice again. The car also passed the safety test... on behalf of Jill Thank you pastor for that work done to fix it up. Maybe next time your working a car I can watch and help...
For supper we had Pizza even tho I didn't.. I had potatoes and groundbeef with veggies. what I really wanted to talk about was the desert. frozen yogurt mint chocolate chip with apple pie... ^o^ sorry I'm weird.. lol
I don't really remember what she got for presents at the table. I would of named them too. but I'm done with this post. time to get back to reading my books from the Library.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
I've had chances to talk to more people on salvation this last weekend. They told me they wanted to know more the next day and the next. so I've had good times of witnessing. They asked questions about Death, creation, the cross, Where God came from, How are we saved, and am I a sinner. So I told them about creation and the cross I opened up to Ephesians and Revelations. On how we are saved and How he is coming again and where his people will be going. so it was good. They said they would like to know more. Praise God. I've had something like 6 different people who I've had chances to speak to. and most received it well. I've been talking to the Scott(mormon friend) He asked more questions about the Trinity. Keep Praying for Scott and Kev my other friend who is also a Christian. there are a few more that dont give names. but that I would know what to say.
About the person who made Moment by Moment........ All the I's is meaning Dr. Murray I do believe I could be wrong.....
While I was attending the World’s Fair in Chicago [Illinois], Henry Varley, a lay preacher from London, said to Major Whittle: “I do not like the hymn ‘I need Thee every hour’ very well, because I need Him every moment of the day. Soon after Major Whittle wrote this sweet hymn…[He] brought the hymn to me in manuscript a little later, saying that he would give me the copyright of both the words and music if I would print for him five hundred copies on fine paper, for distributing among his friends. His daughter, May Whittle, who later became the wife of Will R. Moody, composed the music. I did as Mr. Whittle wished; and I sent the hymn to England, where it was copyrighted on the same day as at Washington.
In England the hymn became very popular. Falling into the hands of the well-known Rev. Andrew Murray, of South Africa, then visiting London, he adopted it as his favorite hymn. A year later Mr. Murray visited Northfield [Massachusetts], and while holding a meeting for men in the church he remarked, “If Sankey only knew a hymn which I found in London, and would sing it, he would find that it embraces my entire creed.”
I was very anxious to know what hymn it was, and when he had recited it I said to him: “Doctor, that hymn was written within five hundred yards of where we are standing.”
For years Dr. Murray had his wife sing this hymn in nearly all his meetings. It also became a great favorite in South Africa during the war.
Dying with Jesus, by death reckoned mine;
Living with Jesus, a new life divine;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine,
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.
Moment by moment I’m kept in His love;
Moment by moment I’ve life from above;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine;
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.
Never a trial that He is not there,
Never a burden that He doth not bear,
Never a sorrow that He doth not share,
Moment by moment, I’m under His care.
Never a heartache, and never a groan,
Never a teardrop and never a moan;
Never a danger but there on the throne,
Moment by moment He thinks of His own.
Never a weakness that He doth not feel,
Never a sickness that He cannot heal;
Moment by moment, in woe or in weal,
Jesus my Savior, abides with me still.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
I've been sickish for a good bit of this last week. but I try my best to fight that back, and it has been working. I got work done Monday and Tuesday. the week before as well. I got two checks last week which is good. I also got my debit card working finally. I before that had to pay back Rob at work twice. It made me annoyed that I might losing that I don't make debts but he said I could.
Well anyway I've reading books and listening to books. I found a random CD with a book being read out loud. which is what I'm listening to so I'm taking a long time to write this. but I've gotten problems fixed with my friends online, I also found another Christian online as well, who also is home schooled. so I get interesting conversation with him through out the day. as well as a good server to play with him on because there is no cussing allowed. so I like his server over all of the others.
Our wood here is lessening so I have to start getting more from the wood box. I'm not having to get as much anymore but I still get it through out the week. my arms have been getting more and more tired. I found out how heavy the boxes at were. there is 40lbs. and 36lbs which I carry two at a time, there is also others which are 26lbs. 35lbs. 22lbs. and as well the wood out side.
Years I spent in vanity and pride,
Caring not my Lord was crucified,
Knowing not it was for me He died on Calvary.
Mercy there was great, and grace was free;
Pardon there was multiplied to me;
There my burdened soul found liberty at Calvary.
By God’s Word at last my sin I learned;
Then I trembled at the law I’d spurned,
Till my guilty soul imploring turned to Calvary.
Now I’ve given to Jesus everything,
Now I gladly own Him as my King,
Now my raptured soul can only sing of Calvary!
Oh, the love that drew salvation’s plan!
Oh, the grace that brought it down to man!
Oh, the mighty gulf that God did span at Calvary!
RefrainHere is a song to be singing through the day. as I have.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Crown Him with many crowns, the Lamb upon His throne.
Hark! How the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing of Him who died for thee,
And hail Him as thy matchless King through all eternity.
Crown Him the virgin’s Son, the God incarnate born,
Whose arm those crimson trophies won which now His brow adorn;
Fruit of the mystic rose, as of that rose the stem;
The root whence mercy ever flows, the Babe of Bethlehem.
Crown Him the Son of God, before the worlds began,
And ye who tread where He hath trod, crown Him the Son of Man;
Who every grief hath known that wrings the human breast,
And takes and bears them for His own, that all in Him may rest.
Crown Him the Lord of life, who triumphed over the grave,
And rose victorious in the strife for those He came to save.
His glories now we sing, who died, and rose on high,
Who died eternal life to bring, and lives that death may die.
Crown Him the Lord of peace, whose power a scepter sways
From pole to pole, that wars may cease, and all be prayer and praise.
His reign shall know no end, and round His piercèd feet
Fair flowers of paradise extend their fragrance ever sweet.
Crown Him the Lord of love, behold His hands and side,
Those wounds, yet visible above, in beauty glorified.
No angel in the sky can fully bear that sight,
But downward bends his burning eye at mysteries so bright.
Crown Him the Lord of Heaven, enthroned in worlds above,
Crown Him the King to Whom is given the wondrous name of Love.
Crown Him with many crowns, as thrones before Him fall;
Crown Him, ye kings, with many crowns, for He is King of all.
Crown Him the Lord of lords, who over all doth reign,
Who once on earth, the incarnate Word, for ransomed sinners slain,
Now lives in realms of light, where saints with angels sing
Their songs before Him day and night, their God, Redeemer, King.
Crown Him the Lord of years, the Potentate of time,
Creator of the rolling spheres, ineffably sublime.
All hail, Redeemer, hail! For Thou has died for me;
Thy praise and glory shall not fail throughout eternity.
Thank you for asking for it I never knew there was that many verses to it. And if anyone else asks for any please speak up. I do love songs and Hymns all the more. For those who at nursing I wanted to be there. Don't think I was just skipping out on it. And for those who wanted me to write I am sorry for not writing as much, I have no excuse....
Skating today was fun I only wish my lungs didn't always fail me, Other then that I had fun. Antone (I think that is how you spell his name) Made soo many amazing saves on me, I mean I would of never thought he could do that. I just stopped and looked at him in disbelief at how he did that.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
All the way my Savior leads me;
What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His tender mercy,
Who through life has been my Guide?
Heav’nly peace, divinest comfort,
Here by faith in Him to dwell!
For I know, whate’er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well;
For I know, whate’er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well.
All the way my Savior leads me,
Cheers each winding path I tread;
Gives me grace for every trial,
Feeds me with the living Bread.
Though my weary steps may falter,
And my soul athirst may be,
Gushing from the Rock before me,
Lo! A spring of joy I see;
Gushing from the Rock before me,
Lo! A spring of joy I see.
All the way my Savior leads me
O the fullness of His love!
Perfect rest to me is promised
In my Father’s house above.
When my spirit, clothed immortal,
Wings its flight to realms of day
This my song through endless ages—
Jesus led me all the way;
This my song through endless ages—
Jesus led me all the way.
I would write something but My head hurts to much. sorry everyone feel free to comment or give me another song to look up for its full version.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Some many times I hear people pray to take away this or that so we don't need to go through it. What I find we need to pray is that God will give us strength to go through it not around it. The messages we heard at Camp should help us see that. People in the perilous times didn't pray for just the people to leave but that God would use them to save Souls, to go forward and not give up. God gave those people strength to say no to there own life and yes to God's call. Even in the face of death they said "WE WILL NOT DENY CHRIST OR HIS WORD". O that Christ may give me that strength in the face of danger.
I pray that David had a safe trip home as we did. and he said that he would like us all to pray for him and his Dad as they go to other countries to preach the word.I'm Sorry I don't have any pictures from camp. I didn't have my camera with me.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Then looking back.....
This week I dodged a work day on Monday. It was ice everywhere but that changed quick. but I still stayed home so that was nice to have a day off of monday for once.
Then Tuesday I got to go skating but the outdoor ice was no good so we played indoor. I almost didn't get to play hockey because there wasn't any helmets left that fit me. but after a bit and talking to the lady there in charge I got to play. and all she said was "its ok just have fun. and be careful" so that was nice of her and man was I happy to not need to wear one. those things stink so much after...... but I won't go there. just to keep you all happy. :)
Wednesday(It was also another snow day) It was more of those days that don't end and start slow. I think the only thing that day I had liked doing I think was church that night. Brought by Christopher. I liked it. It was about my Favorite chapter in the Bible and my favorite verse but sadly he never got to the verse. but anyway it was about True love. and how it is not just hugs its not just "I love you mommy(or daddy)" but also obeying what they say. and listening and teaching others.
Thursday (another snow day, man we get a lot of them) It was even more boring then Wednesday and just to show it I don't have anything to say about it really. but this... I'm only putting caps on the days because I hate red lines. moving on
Friday (Workday) I had to go to work and it was busy. I mean burgers just went on and on. I mean no end to it. even after I left they were still busy. later after work I had to shovel driveways, that made some more pain that I still have. After that bothersome afternoon came youthgroup at woodlavilla (spelling.. leave me alone about this) and it was interesting and if it were Pastor preaching it like normal I don't think It would of ended at 7:30 like the people wanted. not that I have a problem with that. but my Dad had to rush it a bit. the Singing was good as is all the singing I hear by my church and the youthgroup. I enjoy it more then I let on. and for real I like a lot of things that people don't know because I don't talk about it. and I don't like people working it out of me either that tends to make me mad (maybe its just that before was always my sisters doing it).
Saturday (another snow day, they just keep coming and coming) So Chris and me and Dad had more shoveling and I had more work at Wendys again that was interesting. I fear that I may need to leave my work sometime. because the conversation of most of the young people there isn't right. and.... this is something that nothing in life can ready you for. telling someone no when they like you. I fear that that may be an outcome sometime in work. anyways after a bit at work I heard the bell for the back door. but at night only management can answer the door(they both happened to be busy) so head management who was at the back door had to stand in the snow the walk around to the front. we all had a good laugh after that.
Sunday(ANOTHER SNOW DAY, man alive where does it all come from!!) we had to cancel church sunday morning and I had to shovel all morning and because of that I didn't get to have my morning reading of my Bible. so this night I was ashamed when I couldn't lift my hand. but I
'm working on it.
Looking ahead.... I said for the Title snowed in but coming soon.... fire within. by that I mean I am hoping for a work through snow camp and David Bane.(wow that took 4 tries to put the caps on the B) So I'm praying for a work there. another thing of prayer my friend only that is a Christian(I checked) his Dad is traveling so pray so safety.
Well thats it for the night I took longer then I meant to.
Joke of the Day
A doctor of psychology was doing his normal morning rounds when he entered a patient's room.
He found Patient #1 sitting on the floor, pretending to saw a piece of wood in half.
Patient #2 was hanging from the ceiling, by his feet.
The doctor asked patient number 1 what he was doing.
The patient replied, "Can't you see I'm sawing this piece of wood in half?"
The doctor inquired of Patient #1 what Patient #2 was doing.
Patient #1 replied, "Oh. He's my friend, but he's a little crazy. He thinks he's a lightbulb."
The doctor looks up and notices Patient #2's face is going all red.
The doctor asks Patient #1, "If he's your friend, you should get him down from there before he hurts himself"
Patient #1 replies, "What? And work in the dark?"
Good Night everyone. Have fun laughing.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Saturday was a blast. Skating all day with hockey as well. The shoveling was ok too. In hockey I'm kind of unable to decide what I like more. playing in nets or playing forward and anyone who has seen me play I would like some help on which I am better at. I don't like making my self out to look great. The next thing about saturday was the food, and drink, and hospitality, and lastly the fresh air.
Sunday, the Lords day, Today is also one of my favorite times because I get to be with my brothers and sisters in the Lord. and tonight is one of the best ways to do that. Fellowship time after the Lord table. it is also one of those things I can't eat much at. Sunday school has been a blessing and I found it good to learn about those you've heard about but never really understood. Like for the Seventh Day Advents. I only knew that they had a church down the street and met on saturday. so this has been a learning time for me. Thank you pastor for bring this for sunday school.
Sorry I almost forgot to put joke of the day
Joke of the day
Here lies Tobyn
who believed in the good in everyone... died by the hands of Lions while asking for directions.