Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Miracle Story 2

I've told this one on another blog I wrote but thought it needed to be posted on this blog because it is so powerful.

This is a bit of a romantic miracle....Andrew and Juliana met but were soon separated and living in different countries(Ju in Brazil and Andy in the States). They called, wrote, and sent packages to each other over about 8 to 9 months time, but about 6 weeks into the relationship, Juliana prayed for God to confirm if Andrew was "the one" for her by having him send in his very next email the passage of Isaiah 61:1-3 since it had a great significance for her. The very next day, Andrew, not realizing he was doing anything unusual or special, sent an email with Isaiah 61:1-3 centered on the email in large green font. It was the first time he had begun an email with a scripture passage rather than a salutation!

1The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners; 2to proclaim the favorable year of the LORD and the day of vengeance of our God;to comfort all who mourn, 3to grant those who mourn in Zion, giving them a garland instead of ashes,the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting so they will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.

Isaiah 61:1-3

Please visit the link to their blog, Jernigans, about their current ministry in Ghana serving in a medical clinic as well as sharing the gospel at every opportunity.

Revisiting Steven Curtis Chapman

these are the lyrics from his song called Savior

"Well who is this angry man I see in the mirror looking back at me? It's a man who's tired, a man who's weak..... it's a man who needs a savior.

And who is this fearful little child crying out for home, lost in the wild? With a lonely heart that's fading fast.... it's a child who needs a Savior

And what is this longing in my soul that I get so scared and angry? I need more than just a little help. I need someone who will save me...Come and save me. I need someone to save me. Who will save me? Come and save me

And who is this one nailed to a cross who would rather die than leave us lost? He's come to rescue us, come to set us free. Hallelujah, hallelujah! It is Christ the Lord...our Savior"

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Obama's Media?

The New York Times' refusal to publish John McCain's rebuttal to Barack Obama's Iraq op-ed may be the most glaring example of liberal media bias this journalist has ever seen. But true proof of widespread media bias requires one to follow an old journalism maxim: Follow the money.
Even the Associated Press — no bastion of conservatism — has considered, at least superficially, the media's favoritism for Barack Obama. It's time to revisit media bias.
True to form, journalists are defending their bias by saying that one candidate, Obama, is more newsworthy than the other. In other words, there is no media bias. It is we, the hoi polloi, who reveal our bias by questioning the neutrality of these learned professionals in their ivory-towered newsrooms.
Big Media applies this rationalization to every argument used to point out bias. "It's not a result of bias," they say. "It's a matter of news judgment."
And, like the man who knows his wallet was pickpocketed but can't prove it, the public is left to futilely rage against the injustice of it all.
The "newsworthy" argument can be applied to every metric — one-sided imbalances in airtime, story placement, column inches, number of stories, etc. — save one.....
To see the full article in investor's business daily please click the link below.
I'm not going to add any commentary on this one. I think it speaks pretty clearly for itself.