Saturday, April 19, 2014

Resurrection Sunday

As much as I like Easter and bunnies and eggs and all of that, Resurrection Sunday is about a risen Savior. The promise of a Savior that God gave us at Christmas was realized on the Cross. Three days later Christ rose from the dead to take His seat at the right hand of God the Father. Friday was about an Old Rugged Cross. Sunday is all about a Risen Lord. Hallelujah!!
God has promised that those who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will never die, but spend an eternity with Him. One day We Shall Rise!!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Skywatch Friday - Good Friday Edition

Many Christians begin their Easter Celebration on Good Friday.  Most churches have some sort of service on Good Friday.  Christ was crucified on Friday.  But that was Friday...Sunday is coming.  Those who opposed Christ and His ministry thought that they had won the victory and that they would not be bothered with this itinerant preacher any longer.  Since He did not save Himself by coming down from the cross, He could not possibly be the Son of God.  Christ did not come to this earth to save Himself.  He came that the world, through Him, might be saved.  God so loved the world that He sent His only Son to pay the price for sin and provide a way that all of us can spend an eternity in the presence of our Savior.  Good Friday is all about an Old Rugged Cross.

There are those who want a relationship with Christ but they believe that they need to clean a few things up before accepting Him as their Savior.  They don't believe that they are good enough to ask God for forgiveness.  None of us are.  And there is nothing that we can do to make ourselves good enough to be acceptable to Him.  We have to swallow our pride, acknowledge our situation and come to Him, just as we are.  That's all that He asks.  He has done everything else.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Inspiration Thursday

This week needs very little help to inspire us to greater things.  This is Passover week.  This coming Sunday is Easter Sunday (some prefer Resurrection Sunday).  It is a day that Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Still, we live in a world in which many either don't believe in the deity of Christ or they don't know for sure who Christ was or what was His purpose in coming to this world.  Time and space don't really permit me to answer those two questions completely.  The Bible says it best when it says, "Christ did not come into the world to condemn the world, but that the world, through Him might be saved." (John 3:17)  We live in a lost world, condemned by our sin to spend an eternity separated from God.  The only way to avoid that situation is to acknowledge our sin, believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, repent of our sinful life ask Christ to forgive us and save us from our condemnation.   Anyone willing to do this will be saved.  Christ has promised that all who call on His name will be saved.  So if anyone asks me who's my King.  I just tell them...

Christ was crucified on Friday. Those who opposed Him and His ministry thought that they had put this preacher in His place, in a borrowed tomb, but they were wrong. It was Friday, but Sunday's coming...

Jesus Saves!

Worship the Savior at the Church of your choice this Sunday. He died for you.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Time Flies -Oldest Grand Daughter
 1997 - 1 year old

 1999 - Nana's Buddy

 2014 - High School Senior

Where did the time go?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ruby Tuesday Too

I used to post this photo for my Ruby Tuesday badge.  Anyone with a passing interest in American automobiles can visualize the rest of this car with no more information than is presented in this image.

Last week I posted this image of the same car.  Again, there are two clues that tells any gear head the year that this automotive icon rolled off of the assembly line.  For those of you who need a little more information, read on.

This was the last year of what was probably the high point of automotive styling at Chevrolet.  Between 1955 and 1957 Chevrolet produced three body styles that have become classic street rod material.  I do think that the 1956 Ford was a worthy competitor for the 1956 Chevy, but the '57 Ford was no match for the '57 Bel-Aire with a fuel injected 283.
Go to any car show, automobile auction, or cruise night and the tri-fecta of  '55-'56-'57 Chevy's outnumber the Fords by a considerable margin.  Many of the '55-'56 Ford street rods are running Chevy power plants. Personally, I think they should stay true to their brand.  I think that a '55-'56 Ford Fairlane with a 302 crate motor would make a perfectly fine daily driver.  This red '57 Chevrolet does not sport the Bel-Aire trim, but it is still an eye-catching, heart throbbing ride.

Okay, okay, so this isn't red, but it does give you an idea what the Bel-Aire trim package looks like.  Sweet!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Scavenger Hunt Sunday - Neglected
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There was a time when milk and dairy products would be delivered directly to your door, just like the mail.
Most deliveries stopped by the early '60's as more and more families bought second automobiles and made the housewife much more mobile.  Now, this milk truck is just a neglected artifact of days gone bye.

  Signs of Spring
Flowers in bloom are always a sign of spring.  While roses are late bloomers when it comes to spring, they are some of the most beautiful blossoms and there are varieties that provide color throughout the summer and into early fall.

  Last Thing You Bought
If you were expecting a new Easter outfit, or some new toy, sorry to disappoint.  The last thing I bought was this White Flowering Crabapple tree for the new planter that I built in our front yard.  It will be going in the ground shortly after I finish this post.

The linesman casts a long shadow at my youngest grand daughter's early morning soccer match.
4 Things
Actually it's four things times two.  There are four flags flying over this concession stand at the soccer tournament and you can buy four things, Corn Dogs, Funnel Cakes, Soft Pretzels and Lemonade.  I managed to pass on all of them.  It wasn't easy.