Thursday, April 23, 2009

"And God blessed them, and said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it'". Genesis 1:28

Monday, April 20, 2009

earth day

Wednesday is Earth Day, a helpful reminder of our responsibility to be good stewards of our world. But celebrating the greatness of our home planet can take on a dangerous slant if we leave out one key element.

The Apostle Paul writes in the first chapter of Romans, "They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator."

As we celebrate Earth Day and contemplate the grandeur of this planet, it should remind us that we are part of the creation, and move us to worship the Creator. For in the beginning the universe was formed, the earth was created, and man was given life for one express purpose - to give glory to God, and to point to His greatness, power, and majesty.

The One who created the Heavens and the Earth is the God of the Bible, and is not only our Creator, but our Savior and our Sustainer as well.

He alone deserves our worship and praise.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

potus vs. ihs

( - Georgetown University says it covered over the monogram “IHS” - which symbolizes the name of Jesus Christ - because it was inscribed above the stage where President Obama spoke at the university on Tuesday, and the White House had asked Georgetown to cover up all signs and symbols there. As of Wednesday afternoon, the “IHS” monogram that had previously adorned the stage at Georgetown’s Gaston Hall was still covered up. The letters “IHS” were not to be found. They appeared to be shrouded with a triangle of black-painted plywood. Pictures of the wooden pediment prior to Obama’s speech show the letters “IHS" in gold. Many photos posted on the Internet of other events at Gaston Hall show the letters clearly. The White House did not respond to a request from to comment on the covering up of Jesus’ name at Gaston Hall.

Georgetown, which is run by the Jesuit order, is one of the most prestigious Catholic institutions of higher education in the United States. Catholics traditionally use “IHS” as an abbreviation for Jesus’ name. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “St. Ignatius of Loyola adopted the monogram in his seal as general of the Society of Jesus (1541) and thus became the emblem of his institute.” The Society of Jesus is the formal name for the Jesuits.
Obama did not mention the name of Jesus during his address. However, he did mention the Sermon on the Mount. “There is a parable at the end of the Sermon on the Mount that tells a story of two men…‘the rain descended and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house…it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock,’” Obama said. “We cannot rebuild this economy on the same pile of sand,” he added. “We must build our house upon a rock.”
( the irony is palpable ... )

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

tax day tea party map

time for tea

Tea Parties in Missouri

Camdenton – Wednesday, April 15, 5:30 p.m., Camden County Courthouse steps
Jefferson City – Wednesday, April 15, 12 p.m., state capitol, 201 W. High Street
Joplin – Wednesday, April 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 303 E Third Street
Kansas City – Wednesday, April 15, at 4 p.m., Liberty Memorial
St. Louis – Wednesday, April 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Kiener Plaza
Springfield – Wednesday, April 15, at 5 p.m. on corner of Chestnut Expressway and Main
Washington – Wednesday, April 15, at 6 p.m., in Rennick Riverfront Park

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hallelujah Chorus - Handel's Messiah

to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the death of
George Frederick Handel

Monday, April 13, 2009

sing a new song to the risen christ

Rejoice, O heavenly choirs of angels
Rejoice now, all creation
Sound forth, trumpet of salvation,
And proclaim the triumph of our King.
Rejoice, all the earth,
In the radiance of the light now poured upon you,
Made brilliant by the brightness of the everlasting King,
And know that the ancient darkness as been forever banished.
Rejoice, O Church of Christ,
Clothed in the brightness of this light;
Let all the house of God ring out with rejoicing,
With all the praises of God's faithful people.
(Lumen Christi)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

holy thursday

Take and eat, this is My body, given for you for the forgiveness of sins. Take and drink, this is My blood, shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.
As often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes.

Monday, April 6, 2009

palm .... sunday

It's the beginning of Holy Week - one of the most important weeks of the year.
It's a busy week, so make sure your priorities are straight, your calendar clear, and your to-do list set accordingly.
"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord"