Archive for May, 2010

The Bachelor

The show, "The Bachelorette," is starting again and it reminded me of a thought I had about the show, "The Bachelor."

Is there any real difference between "The Bachelor" and prostitution?

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Psalm 31:7

I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul. (NIV)

I will be glad and rejoice in your unfailing love, for you have seen my troubles, and you care about the anguish of my soul. (NLT)

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Psalm 68:20

Our God is a God who saves;
       from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death.

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Psalm 68:19

Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior,
       who daily bears our burdens.

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Looking for LWC opinions

Does anyone know if it is possible to change the name of my blog?

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When my heart was grieved
       and my spirit embittered,

I was senseless and ignorant;
       I was a brute beast before you.

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Psalm 31

In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge;
       let me never be put to shame;
       deliver me in your righteousness.

Turn your ear to me,
       come quickly to my rescue;
       be my rock of refuge,
       a strong fortress to save me.

Since you are my rock and my fortress,
       for the sake of your name lead and guide me.

Free me from the trap that is set for me,
       for you are my refuge.

Into your hands I commit my spirit;
       redeem me, O LORD, the God of truth.

I hate those who cling to worthless idols;
       I trust in the LORD.

I will be glad and rejoice in your love,
       for you saw my affliction
       and knew the anguish of my soul.

You have not handed me over to the enemy
       but have set my feet in a spacious place.

Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am in distress;
       my eyes grow weak with sorrow,
       my soul and my body with grief.

My life is consumed by anguish
       and my years by groaning;
       my strength fails because of my affliction,  
       and my bones grow weak.

Because of all my enemies,
       I am the utter contempt of my neighbors;
       I am a dread to my friends—
       those who see me on the street flee from me.

I am forgotten by them as though I were dead;
       I have become like broken pottery.

For I hear the slander of many;
       there is terror on every side;
       they conspire against me
       and plot to take my life.

But I trust in you, O LORD;
       I say, "You are my God."

My times are in your hands;
       deliver me from my enemies
       and from those who pursue me.

Let your face shine on your servant;
       save me in your unfailing love.

Let me not be put to shame, O LORD,
       for I have cried out to you;
       but let the wicked be put to shame
       and lie silent in the grave.

Let their lying lips be silenced,
       for with pride and contempt
       they speak arrogantly against the righteous.

How great is your goodness,
       which you have stored up for those who fear you,
       which you bestow in the sight of men
       on those who take refuge in you.

In the shelter of your presence you hide them
       from the intrigues of men;
       in your dwelling you keep them safe
       from accusing tongues.

Praise be to the LORD,
       for he showed his wonderful love to me
       when I was in a besieged city.

In my alarm I said,
       "I am cut off from your sight!"
       Yet you heard my cry for mercy
       when I called to you for help.

Love the LORD, all his saints!
       The LORD preserves the faithful,
       but the proud he pays back in full.

Be strong and take heart,
       all you who hope in the LORD.

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The most amazing thing happened two weeks ago in church while the pastor was reading the story of Jacob in Genesis 29. He read part of the story, then elaborated. Then he continued reading at verse 27. As soon as he finished reading that verse, there was an audible gasp! It seemed like half the congegation sucked in air and the other half made some other sounds. It was as if they had never heard the story! I don’t think I’ve ever been in a place where that happened. Man, it was a trip!

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