Thursday, January 27, 2005
--"But more bizarre still, this blast occurred in region "486" of the sun, only the day before President Bush signed the historic ban on "Partial Birth Abortion."
On the same day, D.C. journalists are reporting that Anti-abortion lawmakers are preparing to renew their fight to halt sales of the abortion pill RU-486 after a California woman's death was linked to the pill."
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I don't usually get so involved in thinking about abortion. But man, lately I'm getting stirred that babies are being executed. I know people don't think the fetus's are people but 45 million abortions have occurred in the US. I'm getting mad.
It's so crazy that while we debate whether a fetus is a person or not 45 million have been aborted. For those of you who don't know or believe the fetus is just tissue. What if one day you realize the fetus is a living person and you kept quiet while 45 million people were executed. I'd feel much like a German thinking about the Jews after WWII who say's, "I just didn't know" and feels regret.
These babies would be my age now. They would have been friends, co-workers, people that I and you may one day need.
Here is an article by a man I respect for taking strong stance against killing unborn babies.
Born after January 22, 1973 -- Lou Engle -- November 12, 2004
50 million of your brothers and sisters have been stolen from you. They have been ripped apart from their mother's womb and refused their chance to dream. These victims were denied the chance to be a voice. Because of their senseless massacre, justice lays slain in clean, anesthetized, stainless-steel death chambers. The silent screams of your comrades have gone unheard - thoroughly muffled by the sharp, cold steel of the abortionist's knife and the agonizing burning fire of a lethal chemical bath. Yet the Church, who is called to be a voice of justice in the face of oppression, has been consigned to the role of "the arch defender of the status quo." Veritably, in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, "Far from being disturbed by the presence of the Church, the power structures of the average community are consoled by the church's silent-and often even vocal-sanction of things as they are."
31 years ago, the Supreme Court legalized and, in a sense, invited a culture of death through Roe v. Wade. 31 years is too long! Even one day of the shedding of innocent blood is too long. It is too long for the God whose heart is devastated at the very moment of His highest creative intimacy. Over all life, the Heavenly Father declared, "I formed you in your mother's womb, before you were born I knew you [intimately knew you]." For a generation marked by death, it has been too long and too long for America.
Thomas Jefferson, one of the architects of our Founding Documents, once said, "Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that his justice can not sleep forever." In the same vein, the Scriptures unequivocally declare that "He who sheds innocent blood, his blood will be shed." It is clear that God judges nations and people and is specific in His plan for punishment of the wicked and morally defiled. For, "since you have not hated bloodshed, bloodshed shall pursue you." Today, the blood of the 45 million slaughtered babies pursues America.
I dedicate this post to those who have been killed all around me while I was thinking about other things and not noticing.
Today I went with Bo, Judy, Heidi and Mattie to the ultra-sound. It's a boy...wow. I saw his "winky".
So Heidi caught a terrible stomach bug two days ago. It kept us up all night. She's better now.
I've been substitute teaching. Tomorrow I go to the high school for English. Hmm...
I'd like to get a forum started where San Marcos people can get to know each other on a more personal level. I know blogging isn't for everyone. It is kind of strange to know that your life is accesible to the whole world. I would like to open up a dialog place where people can communicate more and meet. Especially like minded San Marcos folk.
Monday, January 24, 2005
All right good night...
Mixin' things up.
I dug a hole and placed our clothes line in place today...it still needs some concrete.
So much memory and emotion came to me as I walked around my old Junior High. It was such an intense and magical place when I was there 15 years ago. That was the age I began skateboarding and it's cool to revisit that school because of a Skate Planning meeting.
I used to lead a group of young skaters out in Kansas City to a skate park in Grandview. We would pray and go out and have a great time. I hope to connect with some skaters here in town.
www.sposm.org --skate park of san marcos
There's going to be concrete, rail, a bowl, steps, ramps and other stuff. City planners were there to work with the skaters.
Heidi, Mattie and I went to the Birthing Center for baby's check up. We stopped at Whole Foods for a snack.
Sunday, January 23, 2005
Oh, yesterday I met an old friend Amy at Lowe's. Today Heidi and I spoke with Elizabeth a girl at church. These are some great people...I pray God will open up and revelation for the city. What if we start a house of prayer on Texas State called Texas State House of Prayer or TSHOP. We can sell T's and Tea to make some money to fund it... What do you think...??
Have coffee and tea and some second hand and first hand tee's. A chill hang out with worship-funk music/dancing, trippy lounging lights and comfy couches...Oh and intense disciplines...
Brian and Katy came over tonight from Austin. Heidi finished reading The Visitation by Frank Peretti. I watched some of The Freshest Kids (a history of bboying).
I don't know the guy who took this picture or anything. I just saw that he takes work of some graffiti in Israel.
Tomorrow is church time...All you people including me are heading out to places of worship or not. Has anyone had any crazy dreams lately.
Dream interpretation and other ways of hearing from God are to be explored. You can learn a bunch from the right books. If you order now I will thrown in a... j/k. A great book I read was "you may all prophesy" by Steve Thompson of Morningstar. It was intense but extremely down to earth.
Thursday, January 20, 2005
My first day of substitute teaching went fine today. I am tired of being on my feet. It was fifth grade Language Arts and Social Studies. I did enjoy it in some ways. The pay is $60 a day...pretty low...well... I also got a call from a boarding school in Austin...I wasn't home to take the call. I like working with youth and caring for them. I don't want to be a "warden" with them though even though it takes firmness and discipline when working with groups.
Oh, a few months ago I had a dream about San Marcos while I was living in Kansas City. In it there was a time of turmoil and my family and I found a safe place deep under the high school. Last night I asked God for some revelation about any dream symbols that may have gone over my head. This dream came to mind because I was thinking about work and wondering if I should work at the high school since I am subbing. Then I kind of laughed because sub...mean under and I am subbing. I wonder if this could somehow tie into the refuge under the high school in my dream...
So I'm curious about the inauguration. My in-laws (total bush-wackers) said they heard a protest was stirring. That it was planning to disturb the inauguration. So many heated topics are polarizing the US. Has it always been so?
It reminds me of the Civil War. I know that Abortion has been a huge topic and heated debate especially with new Supreme Court Justices coming. 40 million abortions in the US since Roe vs. Wade. Someone told me that with all this bloodshed, a price was going to have to be paid by our nation...Our own blood.
If a nation could divide over the issue of slavery (an injustice and devaluation of human life), could our nation divide over the issue of abortion enough to trigger internal war. I pray not...but a whole generation has been silently killed off.
I heard a man commenting on the "coincidence that the Red Sox winning the World series and the red moon about the same time while people were talking about the "reverse of the curse of the babe" or "the curse of the babe broken".
Check out the link.http://www.elijahlist.com/words/display_word.html?ID=1752.. talking about some other abortion issues and "signs". Anyhow...this should be interesting. Pray for wisdom.
I hope ya'll are praying out there...I'm trying to keep intercession going in my daily life...I would love to hook up with others to cry out to God together (synergy/encouragement). I recommend praying these Scriptures that will give you the cry and heart of an Apostle because they were the prayers prayed by the apostles for the church. Free copy here...http://www.ihop.org/downloads/PDF/Apostolic_Prayers_9.pdf.
Ya'll keep up to date on Biblical prophesy about events concerning the Jewish race and end time events...Your People Shall be My People by Don Finto is a great book to introduce any Christian to this subject.
Keep us in pray out here in San Marcos, TX...
I want his kingdom to come in power...his word to ring out and shake the nations...let's ask seek and knock...he will respond...Luke 18 remember the widow and the unjust judge.
Good night you Guys.
Oh, if your Caribbean or Hispanic...look into the possibility that you may be Jewish by blood. Sephardic Jews that came from Spain fled to the new world to avoid persecution...many were forced to convert to catholism or die. www.sephardim.com ...And....Jewish-blood people are returning to Israel in even greater numbers that ever before...This is blatant prophecy fulfilled. It's like the book of Nehemiah happening for us again today. It's definately something to pray for revelation about. So all you Mexican's (I say this because I am) out there...you may be kings and queens with a destiny beyond your dreams...if you will hear the call.
Tuesday, January 18, 2005
I. Job Search Update
So I've applied to so many jobs. (about 30) Some of them even sounded interesting. Heidi helped send a resume out for one Admin Assistant/Graphic Artist. I've only some limited experience in Graphic Design. (Don't look at my website).j/k
I went to the Substitute Orientation today. It was fine. I can start next week. I hope the kids aren't to mean.
II. Ministry Update
Not much here. I go to church and look for people to pray for. I am connecting more with my family though and seek to encourage them here. I guess I'm in a more introspective season. So I worship on djembe and sing and study the word and intercede with apostolic prayers while dreaming that the desires of my heart are manifesting his kingdom.
III. Art Work
Working on Turtle Painting. It's very inticate and may not be cost effective to spend so much time on it, but I'm giving up on the business. I mean it would be great if it sells but man...I'm just gonna do it cause I love what it does to me when I'm doing it.
IV. Spiritual Life
It's very introspective. My friend Bianca has been encouraging me. I see her growing and it makes me feel good. I'm involved in a congregation and I see some great stuff happening with the Bride of Christ and worship. Even Song of Songs teaching. Cool. My heart wants and sees some awesome crazy beautiful stuff. I can't believe it's just for the hereafter. I'm praying it for now. Some of my longings can be read about at http://prophetsflow.tripod.com.
I'm just cultivating a life that says if I don't see it anywhere and I feel alone...I will believe for it just as much as if the whole world was chanting and hurraying for it. I'm having faith no matter what. It the eternal city not built buy human hands.
I think its awesome that king David used so much of his money to get singers and musicians to worship the presence of God night and day. What a great way to waste a lot of money. And yet Israel prospered and got revelation on how to defeat their enemies.
I'm loving them and feeling humbled around them. I keep thinking I hope they get into the spotlight. Although I still want to be blessed myself also. My dad, Bo, Judy, Heidi, Mattie, Zechariah, my mom, bothers, sister I love them and want awsome love and actions to grow. I'm enjoying small things but am hoping to see some big miracles too.
Check out www.ihop.org and read The Sign by Robert Van Kampen. This book explains why the church will be here during the tribulation but not for the wrath of God. The wrath of Antichrist and satan is different from the wrath of God. We should prepare for the first and rejoice that we are except from the second.
www.heartrock.org is an awesome ministry in Jerusalem. They are starting a skatepark to go with their tv station, coffee house, second-hand store, and live music venue. Keep up the awesome work. I resonate with this vision.
www.sposm.org is getting a skatepark in San Marcos built. Cool.
Study the song of songs...more and more....
http://rbohlender.blogspot.com is working at the justice house of prayer.
www.onethingglobal.(something) is growing...
Pray that I'll get taken up into amazing stuff and experience some grandiose stuff...I want all of us to.
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Then I went out to a secluded nature trail in San Marcos to study, pray, and listen. It was hard to sit still but rewarding.
I read some intense Scriptures in Jeremiah 5. We'd better get ready for what's stirring on Earth. It's time to wake up.
Bo my father-in-law came over today. It's been good to talk to him. Listened to some Allen Hood teaching. You prayer people keep going into that place. Shift things...ask and knock.
See some of the intense scripures by clicking on the bench pic and looking through the pics.
Monday, January 10, 2005
My friend from high school, Annie Simpson has moved back into San Marcos. She's living with her family down the street. She's an Artist as well with her Master's and such. She's also looking for work. It can be hard for artists to find work in a small/medium sized town. Well, God can open any door.
Hey, if anyone out there know's where my kindergarten friend Manuel Torres is, please let me know. He taught me the wave in poppin. He had a cousin named Nanno. Last time I saw him I was moving to Texas at age 8 in 1984. I'd like to see him. He was living in West Covina, CA.
I think I'm going to help with the Austin House of Prayer in..you guessed it Austin. They want to fill the schedule until all hours of the day and night are filled with vigilant prayer. If you want to know more about this flavor of thought visit. www.austinhouseofprayer.com or www.ihop.org . I think I'll fill a slot on Tuesday evening or Thursday evening. Thomas Cogdell who's leading it is a courageous man. It takes tremendous guts to stand for something like this.
I'm also planning to start a weekly prayer meeting in San Marcos for San Marcos forcusing on Apostolic prayers of the Bible for the City and Region.
There is definately a prayer hook-up happening along I-35. Kansas City, Waco, Dallas, Temple Austin, San Marcos, San Antonio and others are working on 24-7 prayer centers. And it somehow relates to Jewish people...Anyhow...back to life here today.
I'm working on a flickr account to get my artwork on the net. Check it out at www.flickr.com/photos/prophetsflow.
Casey got me into blogging and flickr. See his stuff at www.flickr.com/photos/cmars . Also I recommend checking out Randy Bohlender's blog on http://rbohlender/blogspot.com as he writes about his life and his participation in starting a 24/7 prayer center near the Supreme Court in D.C.
Are there any dancers out there who just like to get down?
And if you know of any good employment opportunities let me know. I'll keep applying to the Administrative positions for State jobs in Austin, San Marcos, and Texas State University.
Thank you all you supporters who helped Heidi and I while we were in Kansas City. Mandy, Brian, Katy, Robin, Billy, Jen, and so many many others...We are humbled by your generosity and hope to bless you in this life or in the one to come. Thanks.
Hi, Bianca. Hi Casey. Hi you stanger reading this.
Ok...pray for me. I pray for you...
I recommend reading The Sign by Robert Van Kampen.
Heidi is four months pregnant. We hope it's a boy. Mattie my daughter loves Disney princesses. She's got all the wardrobe down.
We're praying for our family to grow into all the good things that God has prepared for us. We love each one even though we freak each other out at times.
Love God and Each other.
Sunday, January 09, 2005
Saturday, January 08, 2005
Mattie went to a birthday party with her Grandma Telvi. I've been thinking about writing for many reasons. It's great to know that anyone in the world with access to the Internet can read my words and get to know a bit about my life and thoughts. Also, I'm an artist and have not sold many paintings (most are in my tool shed). I hope that blogging and getting a photo account on www.flickr.com will get my heart, soul, mind, and art some publicity.
I'm a Christian in a transitioning place in my life and having a bit of an identity crisis. We'll maybe not a crisis, but its stretching me. I just got back from Kansas City where my wife and I were Intercessory Missionaries at the International House of Prayer www.ihop.org . That might sound confusing and hard to understand to many. We prayed a lot and studied intense stuff about God's desire for us, prophecy about the second coming of Chirst and what happens immediately before, and other stuff. We were in full-time ministry.
Now in San Marcos though, I'm looking for full-time work (probably Administrative Assistant stuff. I'm an artist by profession but I need some steady income). So I think to myself, "Am I a prayer missionary, artist, father, administrative assistant, artist? All of the above.
We used to raised money for support, but are now wanting to support ourselves. So I'm looking for work and hope to sell some art too, someday maybe full-time.
I love God and going deep to seek out spiritual encounters and understanding. I love using dance, painting, and music to explore spiritual places. But I'm also working on getting my life more in order. I've never quite mastered the art of having a normal life. (i.e. clean car, organized home, finances in order but I'm working on it).
I get down on myself sometimes for not having things more in order. But hey...tomorrow I'm gonna wash my car.
Heidi and I remodeled our bathroom today...We used a red-chocolate color on the wall. I like it alot.