Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hear the Illinios

November 14 and 15 we had two great events in Illinois. We shared the gospel through a UniShow at The Mill skate park where they are beginning a skate church and have a great outreach to youth in the area. They were very receptive and many gave the uni a go after the show and did quite well very quickly. There are some very talented skaters and bikers who are excelling at The Mill. It is exciting to see these students investing their time and energy at the skate park rather than the many other negative options out there.

We also presented for a Christian Church Regional Youth Assembly in Springfield and challenged students to live their lives for Jesus and use the gifts He has given them. While we were there, we took a cultural break and visited President Abraham Lincoln's home and tomb and learned more about his life.

Note our remarkable gas fill up in Iowa. Just a few months ago we payed twice as much. We were getting used to a tank being over $100 yet can adapt easily to this new price and are hoping it holds out for our next cross country trip in a few weeks.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election Duty

In light of the recent elections here in the United States please take a moment to read and consider this passage from 1 Timothy 2:1-8...
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Our responsibility can not be made more clear, let us not neglect it.

Here's a couple other thoughts to consider...
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.

Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage." - Authorship is unverifiable, but often attributed to Sir Alex Fraser Tytler (1714-1778)

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." -- John Quincy Adams