Sunday, March 22, 2009
Yesterday was a very windy, rainy blustery day but today is better. Very good day at Church. It was good to have Brad, Jason, Rebecka, and Crystal back visiting in our services. My sermon this morning at TLBC was on "The Faith of Jacob" and here is the outline for the message: click here
I'm having a small family book signing get together tomorrow up in Duval and Mike and Mary's. Marion's cousin from Wisconson, "Little Marion," is out here visiting family. The 26th is Marion's mother's 88th birthday. Thursday we will head down to Roseville, California for the Bible Conference there at the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Granite Bay. I'll be preaching, Lord willing on Saturday afternoon on "Keeping A Good Heart" and hopfully I can sign a few more copies of my two books. We'll start driving back home Monday morning. Elder Jim Turner will be standing in the Pulpit for me at TLBC while I am gone.
My Xlibris Author Page: click here
Interesting Analogy here:
I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back porch and filled it with seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder it is as I filled it lovingly with seed within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.
But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue. Then came the poop. It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table...everywhere! Then some of the birds turned mean. They would dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had fed them out of my own pocket. And others birds were boisterous and loud. They sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it when it got low on food. After a while, I couldn't even sit on my own back porch anymore.
So I took down the bird feeder and in three days the birds were gone. I cleaned up their mess and took down the many nests they had built all over the patio. Soon, the back yard was like it used to be...quiet, serene and no one demanding their rights to a free meal.
Now let's see..... our government gives out free food, subsidized housing, free medical care, and free education and allows anyone born here to be an automatic citizen. Then the illegals came by the tens of thousands. Suddenly our taxes went up to pay for free services; small apartments are housing 5 families; you have to wait 6 hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor; your child's 2nd grade class is behind other schools because over half the class doesn't speak English. Corn Flakes now come in a bilingual box; I have to 'press one' to hear my bank talk to me in English, and people waving flags other than 'Old Glory' are squawking and screaming in the streets, demanding more rights and free liberties.
Just my opinion, but maybe it's time for the government to take down the bird feeder. If you agree, pass it on; if not, continue cleaning up the poop! Send this to the "Change" Crowd in DC and see what happens. I bet The SAME old stuff weve been seeing and HEARING since the election.