Tuesday, September 11, 2012

12th Book for 2012 - The Tehran Initiative

Read this thrilling 459 page, 62 Chapter novel in 14 days!!!  

This is the 9th exciting novel by Joel Rosenberg we have read since we picked up his first book in 2008.  
It will not be our last.

  Joel's chapters are short and leave you hanging in suspense and you have to quickly read the next one. 

Joel's books are like reading the morning news headlines, or listening to CNN or FOX.
Except from page 445, Chapter 61:  "That said, his overall mission had been a total failure.  By God's grace-and there could be no other explanation for it-David had done nearly everything his superiors at Langley had asked of him.........But what had really come of any of it?  At the end of the day, the president hadn't been willing to use all means necessary to stop Iran from getting the Bomb.  It had all been too little, too late.  So what was he supposed to do next?" 
 Sounds eerily familiar doesn't it??!!!!!

We'll be purchasing his newest thriller - Damascus Countdown - in the next few days when we go into Tulsa to the Christian bookstore.

I highly recommend the entire series of these 9 Rosenberg books we have read to date.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

What the devil meant for evil......

On April 21st I blogged about Mickey wrecking his 1996 S-10 Pick-up.  He had purchased it on September 24, 2004, for $2,500, and it had 204,000 miles on it and 253,674 miles the day of the accident..  The truck was so badly damaged Mickey & his mechanic friend, who is always our "go to" man,  decided it was not worth repairing.  Mickey gave it to our mechanic to use for parts.

Here is Mickey with his 1995 S-10 Pickup which he just purchased, September 1, 2012, for $3,000.
This is 1 year older than the one he wrecked but it has only 74,440 miles on it and is as sharp, and clean as a whistle!!!  It belonged to a friend, of a friend of ours, and has hardly been driven the past 7 years due to some health problems.  

Side view of the one he wrecked and side view of this "new" one he just purchased.
I get my first ride in it on the 5th.
Proud Dad took it out to Marc's in Owasso Saturday to do it's first "work"....hauling off some crates and boxes Marc had left from his move into his new home in December, and taking them to the dump.  

Yes, this is a story in action of Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.  

Also,  Psalm 37:4 – "Delight thyself also in the LORD, and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart."  Mickey desired and we prayed for the Lord to lead him to an S-10 Chevy Pick-up as good as the one he had ---- God did BETTER!!! 

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

NEW Real Christianity Small Group Class

Fall has arrived, the kids are back in school, and we began our 2nd Book in Real Christianity Small Group this morning.  

THE CIRCLE MAKER, by Mark Batterson, is a book that was given to me by a friend back in July.  It is one of the best books on PRAYER that I have read so when I was discussing with our Pastor Steve, as we were winding down the study on The 10 SECOND RULE, I knew immediately this was the book The  Lord was leading us to do for the next study.   Kent readily agreed.  

Pastor Steve felt it would be best to not start this study until after Labor Day, to give the church time to promote all the Small Groups (that's the flyer at the top of the page that was in the bulletin each week and on the video presentations before each service),  and get the summer behind us and lives returning a little back to normal after summer vacations.  The 10 Second Rule study lasted 15 weeks - we spent the three remaining weeks in between  1) having a group breakfast, 2) Kent presenting the history of the man responsible for the salvation of Reinhart Bonke's parents, and consequently Reinhart's great work of evangelism in South Africa and 3) my presenting a 16 Point Self-Evaluation developed by John Wesley and first published in 1730!!  Amazing how 282 years later we are still dealing with the same issues.  Example:  Question #1 - Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I'm a better person than I really am?  or #12 - Did I handle discouragement well or did I have to be coddled?  

So, today we are up and running on this new 18 week book study.  We had 33 present today..25 from the first class and 8 brand new people joined us, plus we had 3 of our class working in other areas of the church during small group class today and another new couple who told me they will be coming but were on vacation this week.  So we should have a class of 38 - 10 new & 28 continuing.

I am thankful that God keeps moving us forward!!!  He does not want us to rest on the Manna of yesterday but enjoying His new teaching and provisions for today.  Kent & I are excited about this new study and what God has in store for this group He has called together for these next 18 weeks.

If you live in, or near, Coweta, and do not have a church home, or you actually attend Coweta Assembly and have not joined a small group yet we invite you to come, see & taste!!!.  
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