10:30 p.m…We did some major garage cleaning this afternoon, and Steve mowed and edged the front yard. I’m sure that most people would not think the garage looked better, but it does to us. I put out about a half dozen bags of trash, and some heavy trash. And we did our best to sop up the oil spill. Paper towels and cat litter don’t help much, though. We need a vaccuum truck.
Please be in prayer for us in the morning. Beth and I both have to sing in the morning at church, for the memorial service for our friend, Kay. She died of cancer Feb. 12. It’s hard to sing at the memorial or funeral service of somebody you loved.
Marines welcomed back to Houston
06:38 PM CDT on Saturday, April 26, 2008
HOUSTON—A group of Marines were reunited with their families in Houston early Saturday morning.
The troops arrived at Hobby Airport around 1 a.m., loaded onto buses and were driven to the Marine Reserve Center for an enthusiastic welcome home.
“I haven’t cried since he left. I waited to cry now,” Sally Allison said.
Her son was one of 144 Houston-based reserve Marines who all made it back home from their tour of duty in Iraq.
“I’m delighted to have him home and his whole company, everybody has arrived home in one piece and safe without any casualties. So you got to be thankful to God for that,” she said.
Oscar Garcia’s family was also thrilled.
“Oh, I can’t. I can’t. I don’t have words. It’s just … it’s just a very happy moment,” he said.
His regiment served in Al Anbar Province in Iraq for the last seven months.
“It’s good to be home,” Garcia said.
They were assigned to the New Orleans-based 3rd Battalion, 23 rd Marine Regiment after Hurricane Katrina hit.
There was such a need for Louisiana Marines in New Orleans, the Marines from Houston took their place in the regiment and went overseas.
Ps 19:1-4…..The heavens tell of the glory of God. The skies display his marvelous craftsmanship. 2 Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. 3 They speak without a sound or a word; their voice is silent in the skies; 4 yet their message has gone out to all the earth, and their words to all the world. NLT
Rom 1:18-20…..18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. NIV
Two completely separate passages, one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament, telling us that God reveals His presence and his power to us by what He has made. Yet people still refuse to believe.
Look at that passage in Romans. God is angry at those wicked people who supress the truth. Since God is truth, they are suppressing the knowledge of God. So read that passage as, “God’s wrath – his righteous anger – is unleashed against those who try to keep others from believing in God.”
I sure wouldn’t want to be one of those people. I’ve read the end of the book. I know what happens to them.
Rev 20:14-15…..The lake of fire is the second death. 15 If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. NIV
It’s so simple……..
Joel 2:32…..32 And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved; NIV
Acts 2:21…..21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ NIV
Rom 10:13…..13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” NIV
John 3:16…..16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. NIV
“…whoever believes in him …” Not “whoever believes He exists.” Even Satan believes that. Not “whoever thinks He can get us out of a jam.” It means “whoever truly believes, loves, accepts as Lord, obeys…”