Month: November 2007

Urgent Prayer and "To Be an Italian"

Dear friends and family: Urgent Prayer for: Dave, from our Clermont Sunday School, who has been hospitalized with an upper GI problem and Rachel … a college student who has a lump on her breast and a history of breast cancer in her family. From a Subscribber … and I forgot who sent it …… Read more »

Prayer Requests and Updates … from Estes Family – Prayer Before Surgery

Dear friends and family: Here is a blessing from Subscribers and Missionaries Estes family: A Prayer Before Surgery My 9-year-old’s last-second request surprised his doctor and taught me a valuable lesson about sharing the gospel. Tina Blessitt ======================== Last fall my 9-year-old son, Austin, had his tonsils removed. Before the surgery, Austin’s anesthesiologist came to… Read more »

The Stem Cell Debate Has Been … Resolved; The PC Christmas Office Party … from Blogger John

The Stem cell debate has raged for years. This controversy has crossed the boundaries of political parties. Many staunchly pro-life politicians sided with those who favored the destruction of human embryos for research in the hope that wretched diseases such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s might be cured. I have contended that those taking that stance… Read more »

Blessing from Clint, Answered Prayer, Updates, and Requests

Dear friends and family: Here is a blessing from Subscriber Clint (edited by yours truly) along with prayer updates and requests: In chemistry, He turned water to wine. In biology, He was born without the normal conception. In physics, He disapproved the law of gravity when He ascended into heaven. In economics, He disapproved the… Read more »

Are We Human or Spiritual Beings?

ARE WE HUMAN BEINGS GOING THROUGH A TEMPORARY SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE; OR ARE WE ARE SPIRITUAL BEINGS GOING THROUGH A TEMPORARY HUMAN EXPERIENCE? What is reality? Is it the material life, or the spiritual life? I know that each time death comes roaring into my life, be it a close friend, a loved one, or even… Read more »

Prayer update; the Old Man and the Soldier

Prayer Update: Friends and family: An update on Rick C: we been praying for him as he contended with terminal cancer. Rick was the brother of my good friend and prayer partner (as well as Yates Sunday School teacher) Gary C. He passed away yesterday afternoon in the arms of Gary and his wife Ev…. Read more »

Quotes from George Washington; Prayer Updates

Friends and family: Quotes from George Washington: “Every man, conducting himself as a good citizen, and being accountable to God alone for his religious opinions, ought to be protected in worshipping the Deity according to the dictates of his own conscience.” — George Washington, letter to the United Baptist Chamber of Virginia, May 1789, in… Read more »

A New Test for Liberals on Veterans Day 2007

During a visit to the mental asylum, a liberal asked the Director, “How do you determine whether or not a liberal should be institutionalized.” “Well,” said the Director, “we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the liberal and ask him or her to empty the bathtub.”… Read more »

A Lesson and Laugh from Subscribers, Sonja, Clint, and Richard

THE YEAR’S BEST [actual] HEADLINES OF 2007:(from Sonja … high school classmate) Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says [No, really?] Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers [Now that’s taking things a bit far!] Is There a Ring of Debris around Uranus? [Not if I wipe thoroughly!] Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over… Read more »

Prayer Request and Update

Friends and family: Praise and thanks to: The Buffalo Bills for honoring our son David this past Sunday at the Bills/Bengals Game. They were gracious hosts and to Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas who presented him with an official Bills jersey with the number one and the name ‘Bellavia’ on the back. Also… Read more »