Thursday, October 30, 2008

1,000 Words?

A woman named Cindy Jacobs over at The 700 Club declared October 29, 2008 as Day of Prayer for the World’s Economies. October 29 was the 79th anniversary of the Black Tuesday crash that was the symbolic beginning of The Great Depression. As the CBN article writes:

In January of this year, Cindy Jacobs was in a worship service when the Lord spoke to her, “Cindy, the strongman over America doesn’t live in Washington, DC – the strongman lives in New York City! Call My people to pray for the economy.”

This word so shook Cindy; she knew she had to call the people of God to converge on New York City the week of October 29 for an emergency prayer rally to cry out against economic collapse in the midst of shaking.

The Lord further said, “October 29 was Black Tuesday, the day the stock market crashed, and Satan wants to do it again.” We must be proactive in prayer. At the beginning of the year many intercessors began to hear from the Lord that without divine intervention, a major shaking was coming to Wall Street. This would spread until there were food shortages. Some think that 2009 would be worse than 2008. Of course, it goes without saying that this would affect markets around the world.

Here's a photo of the event courtesy of Wonkette:

Bad theology aside... and given the fact that our nation needs prayer mightily... this really is a bad symbol. Praying before a golden bull -- even if not praying TO the golden bull sounds bad -- and looks even worse.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Government Bailout?

Who says government largesse can replace good old-fashioned Christian charity and good works? This woman redeemed another woman's house at a foreclosure auction.

Two strangers were brought together by a leap of faith and one piece of property that was among 200 North Texas homes up for auction at the Dallas Convention Center this weekend.

While the misfortune of others lured hundreds of bargain hunters to the foreclosure auction, "Tracy" said she came to find closure. The woman took her seat among a sea of investors and strangers to say goodbye to her Pottsboro home, which is located just west of Denison.

"It means so much to all of us," she said of the rural residence that she lost to foreclosure. "It's not just a house."

At the fast-paced and energetic event, Tracy's tears did not go unnoticed.
Tracy was crying when Marilyn Mock saw her.

"She was crying and I asked her what she was upset about," said Marilyn Mock, of Rockwall.

When Tracy's home, listed as "No. 73," came up for auction, Mock raised her hand and bid. With no picture of the property in the auction book, Mock had only Tracy's word on the home's value.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I have no words...

***UPDATE*** The singer's name is Billy Jonas and he seems to have changed the lyrics a bit to "Love prepare me" instead of "Lord", but it's still high on the "creep factor."

h/t: The Corner

Monday, October 20, 2008

Looking for Subglacial Mountains

The above is a rendition of the Gamburtsev Mountains -- buried under 4km of ice in The Antarctic. An expedition is going to attempt to measure and learn more about these "ghost peaks". The last frontier on earth above water? Perhaps.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Some Gave All

Jack T. Walker -- KIA 10/4/1943 -- click to enlarge

My sister Jennifer and her husband Ben traveled to Italy recently on vacation. They had an extra hour or so on their tour so they took a detour to the Rome-Sicily Cemetery where Allied WW2 dead are buried. My great uncle Jack Walker was killed in the Italian Campaign on Oct. 4, 1943. My Papa (Grandfather) and his brothers idolized Jack. I think he was killed by a mortar -- the stories seem fuzzy now. Finding out what exactly happened is pretty near impossible on this side of life. My Mom lived in France for a few years in the 1950s and they visited Jack's grave, which was the last time he was visited until Jen and Ben last week. I'm grateful to him, didn't know him, but he had a helluva brother in my grandfather. If Papa idolized him, then Jack must've been quite a man.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Economic Crisis in 10 Minutes

John McCain needs to get this message out. Democrats are mostly if not completely responsible for our current woes. Obama ain't evil -- he's incompetent and attached to some bad folks.