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I know the anniversary of September 11 is always a hard day for America and much of the world.  I know it is much more difficult for the people who have lost a loved one and some will never see this day without a tear in their eye.  It is a fragile line to walk to say that there is good that came from such an evil act but we all witnessed the courage of the brave men and women who gave of themselves, body and heart.   The out pouring of gifts and donations to help people more hurt than ourselves was truly amazing.  The story that keeps coming back to my memory even between the anniversaries of Sept. 11, is about the Maasai people in Kenya andmasai-nr-lekerruki2.jpg Tanzania.  These people are literally “dirt poor” and they gave their most prized and treasured gift, a gift that sustains their very lives.  They gave fourteen cattle, now at first thought that doesn’t seem like a big thing to you or I, but to the Maasai people cattle are everything.  They themselves do not live on the beef of these cows, except for an occasional ceremony, they live on the blood mixed with milk taken from these cattle.  To the Maasia, Cattle represent not only wealth but are spiritually respected as well.  The Maasai elders deemed the fourteen cattle and their offspring to be sacred and will never be eaten or given away.  They now graze on a farm near the village of Enoosaen as a permanent tribute to the people who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

This story always reminds me of what Jesus said about the poor widow in Luke Chap 21 Verse 1 thru 4:  “And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.  And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.  And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:  For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.”

May God Bless the families of the victims of September 11, 2001

I was reminded of this song in one of my all time favorite movies “Cool Hand Luke” when I saw an even more interesting video at NickyRivers, while I was putting together the “Stevie Ray Vaughan” post.  Luke just found out his mother died, and he is strumming  his own sort of prayer to her memory.  Thanks to Miksterious for the video. This post is dedicated to Greg Gutfeld, since he just said he hates banjos.  You may have to turn up the sound.  Here are the lyrics.

Well, I don’t care if it rains or freezes,
long as I got my plastic Jesus,
sittin’ on the dashboard of my car.
Comes in colors, pink and pleasant,
glows in the dark cause it’s irridescent
Take it with you when you travel far.
Get yourself a sweet Madonna,
dressed in rhinestones sittin’ on a
pedestal of abalone shell
Goin’ ninety, I ain’t scary,
’cause I’ve got the Virgin Mary,
assurin’ me that I won’t go to Hell.
Get yourself a sweet Madonna,
dressed in rhinestones sittin’ on a
pedestal of abalone shell
Goin’ ninety, I ain’t scary,
’cause I’ve got the Virgin Mary,
assurin’ me that I won’t go to Hell

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So many words are needed to describe the man (Plant) who celebrates his birthday today and no words are sufficient to describe the Man (Jesus) who Plant is singing about, in one of my favorite Led Zeppelin songs of all time, “In my Time of Dying.”  The vocals are by Robert Anthony Plant born this day August 20, 1948 in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England.  He is best known as the lead singer for the greatest Rock and Roll band ever, Led Zeppelin, IMHO.  Early in his career he performed lead vocals  with groups such as Listen, Band of Joy, and while performing in the band Hobstweedle at a Birmingham college, he was spotted by Jimmy Page and Peter Grant and was later offered the job as lead vocalist in a band with Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Plant would later introduce John Bonham in what would ultimately become a band named Led Zeppelin.  I could attempt at telling you more about his early career but I would fail in comparison to the websites that are on the internet.  As far as his career after Zeppelin, there was never any doubt who was singing no matter the big name company he performed with like Page, Jeff Beck or Phill Collins ect.  The amount of information, music and interviews I had to choose from was more than even I imagined.  The song I chose, was my first instinct when I read it was Plant’s Birthday and when I viewed the video made by HarrisonGoldtoe and saw the fantastic job he did, I knew my choice of song, over an interview and here, or any other song was correct.   The song “In my Time of Dying” was written and first performed by Blind Willie Johnson (1897 -1945) a black singer and guitarist from the depression era who played blues and gospel and who’s lyrics in all of his songs were religious, like this one about my Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ.   I hope you enjoy this video, I know I did!  Led -Zeppelin .comLed Zeppelin .comAchilles Last Stand

stainglass.jpgJust a thought I’m having.  Thinking back a long time ago, when I was a teen, I remember seeing Billy Graham on Television (I didn’t have a good opinion about televangelist or even religion at the time) but what He said made me think.  He said (something like this, I don’t recall his words exactly), either Jesus was and is who we believe Him to be, the Son of the Living God or He pulled the biggest prank in the history of the world.  That made me stop and think about how He, Jesus fulfilled  all the prophecies He fulfilled, like the prophecy of His actual birth.  We as a people record Time by His very existence.  If He did pull a prank like that, then we should worship Him just for pulling off such a prank! IMHO 

Jesus Is Lord

 God Bless

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The “meet” is within.

Are scientist sure time began with the Big Bang?  If not, how long have scientist known their theory fails to support that the big bang was the beginning of time?  since the 1920’s, The linked article below can explain this fact.

Edge – The Third Culture – The Cyclic Universe, a talk with Neil Turok;  “Even back in the 1920’s, Einstein, Friedmann and Lemaitre…  all the laws of physics break down: they give infinities and meaningless results. Einstein himself didn’t interpret this as the beginning of time; he just said, well, my theory fails”

So why does society believe time began at the Big Bang, and our schools continue to teach this Lie to our children? I don’t really know the answer to this question but the answer may be within certain beliefs some people don’t even want to consider, it may have something Read the rest of this entry »

The insane islamists kill more innocent Muslims by blowing up two car bombs at a celebration of Iraq’s victory in the Asian Cup semifinal.  The evil of the radical islamists is almost unbelievable.  Still after 9 11 and all the attacks everyday, we have large numbers of people in this country, the USA, and around the world who refuse to see the truth about islam.  It is evil too the core of the koran.  I just pray that some of the Muslims will see the light of Jesus and rid themselves of this cancer called islam. If you are a Muslim and read this, please understand I mean no offence to you personally, I pray you will have the freedom and the strength and will to stand up against the radicals. story