Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Finding a spot to meet Dan when he rides his bike home from work. There's a parking lot and lots of beach. This is what he rides by on his way home. It's along the Strand - Manhattan/Hermosa/Redondo Beach bike/walk path. Pretty nice way to head home.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Take a Moment...

This is why I miss K-LIFE radio on the Central Coast...I miss being able to just dial it in on my radio. The songs they play are uplifting, life-changing and just so darn good. And, of course, the DJs/staff are great people, too...I miss my friends. 

And this is why I LOVE the internet. I can listen online - wish I could bring my computer with me (don't have a laptop). But as I read blogs and see the struggles that people are going through, songs can have words to turn your focus back to God and let Him take those struggles on His back. (of course, God's Word is the best source of comfort)

These two songs played today during their partnership drive and I just had to share them with you. Listen to these songs now - take a few moments from your busy day and your problems and just listen and let God take you away for a few minutes. I'll pray that God gives you the time.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

He Cares for You

Years ago, say 39 years ago, I asked Jesus into my heart and life. I filled out a form to get a copy of "The Way" Bible? I received a different Bible (NT only) with a nice note inside from the "Outreach Team" explaining they had no more copies, but hope this Bible would suffice. It was a J. B. Phillips version (The New Testament in Modern English). I actually liked it and wished J. B. would have finished the OT (He did four prophets). One of the verses I've quoted to people is 1 Peter 5:6-7:

So, humble yourselves under God's strong hand, and in his own good time he will lift you up. You can throw the whole weight of your anxieties upon him, for you are his personal concern.

What I like about this version is how it says we are "his personal concern." God is a personal God. He cares for you so much and will take ALL your anxieties on his shoulders - and you can throw them to Him and He will catch them and carry them for you. They aren't too heavy for Him.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Salute to Our Military

For all my friends who have served in the military, for all my friends' spouses, for all my friends' children and their spouses, I want to thank you for all your sacrifices of your time, and in some cases, your life, so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have, and be safe from terrorism. I am especially thankful for the freedom to praise Our Lord and Savior for His unconditional love and the sacrifice He made for our eternal freedom. I pray for safety for those who are now deployed, for peace for the families you have left behind and smooth transitions as you return from your tours of duty. I pray specifically for: Tommy, Travis, Alex, Paul, Seth, Jana, Tyler, Jarrett, Michael, Keba, Ben, Eric, Steve, Kyler, Matt and others who pop into my head later (didn't mean to forget you). Some of you are away from your families now and some will head out (maybe even again). Be safe, stay alert and remember I love you all and am always thinking about you and praying for you and your families.

 I love this song and it was hard trying to decide which video to put up, but apparently I somehow loaded it so you can choose which ever one you want to watch of "There She Stands" by Michael W. Smith.

When the night seems to say
All hope is lost, gone away
But I know I'm not alone
By the light, she stands

There she waves, Faithful friend
Shimmering stars, Westward wind
Show the way, carry me
To the place she stands

Just when you think it might be over
Just when you think the fight is gone
Someone will risk his life to raise her
There she stands

There she flies, clear blue skies
Reminds us with red, of those that died
Washed in white, by the grave
In their strength, she stands

When evil calls itself a martyr
When all your hopes come crashing down
Someone will pull her from the rubble
There she stands

We've seen her flying torn and tattered
We've seen her stand the test of time
And through it all the fools have fallen
There she stands

By the dawn's early light
And through the fight... She stands.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sunset in Manhattan...Beach, that is

Dan and I decided to go down to the Manhattan Beach Pier and get fish and chips. These pictures were taken as we walked down to the pier, on the pier and as we headed back to the car. Sorry about any blurs. One day I'll figure out my camera, but these turned out okay. I really am in a beautiful place, though SLO will ALWAYS be my home.

And to think I was going to post on loneliness. I'll save that for another day.