Archive for December, 2008

Uneasy triumvirate behind Gaza strikes – Washington Post- msnbc.com

Posted in Blogroll on December 31, 2008 by activeinspiration

So what if Israel uses this defense politically.  What ever their motivations are, one thing is clear, they are defending themselves.  I am of the opinion that they should do what ever it takes to secure their boarders permanently.  I believe that this action would ultimately bring peace to the region as a whole.  The issue is these terrorist must be stopped. 

This feuding isn’t for land, it is because as long as the Jewish people exist, a lot of these Palestinians are the children of Ishmael son of Hagar and Abraham.  He is a son of another mother and not the descendant that God choose.  It was Isaac who was born of Sarah and Abraham.  Isaac is the one that God chose to be the descendant’s of the Messiah.  If you read the Bible you will see God offered a covenant for Ishmael and his descendants too.  The question is, did they honor the covenant then or today?  To read for yourselves its in chapters 16-19 of the Book of Genesis

Bill Collier

http://mindworthy.mypodcast.com

Uneasy triumvirate behind Gaza strikes – Washington Post- msnbc.com

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Israel mulls halting Gaza strikes, official says – Israel-Palestinians- msnbc.com

Posted in Blogroll on December 30, 2008 by activeinspiration

With all of the rhetoric out there, the one and only fact remains.  Lets say that the country you live close to is controlled by the Hamas.  You found yourself very close if not in the line of fire where these rockets were landing and exploding.  Would you continue to cheer for those poor little people who continue to launch the rockets?  Or would you be crying out to your government to do something about it? 

In the land of Israel every person pretty much has immediate family or close friends who have been killed or wounded by rockets, suicide bombers, or snipers.  Along there highway they have had to build these high concrete walls just to keep the snipers from shooting at people driving in their cars.  How would you like to live in this state of existence? 

The title of this article to me, seems weird.  I have difficulty believing that Israel would mull anything over when it comes to the safety of their country.  I hope they continue to bombard the Hamas until they are confident that the rockets cease completely.  If they start up again?  Well, start up the warplanes and put a stop to it.  The punishment must fit the crime for the criminal to realize their cost.

I say the long suffering and patients of Israel should be commended and the world should universally condemn the Hamas for being the evil that they are.  Come on, the desire for peace and the willingness to negotiate for that peace is the sign of innocence and honesty.  To continue to launch rockets while your leaders are negotiating?  Innocence, or honesty?  No, just plain old evil!

Bill Collier

http://mindworthy.mypodcast.com

Israel mulls halting Gaza strikes, official says – Israel-Palestinians- msnbc.com

Life’s Parasites, Pleasures, and Possibilities

Posted in Blogroll on December 29, 2008 by activeinspiration

We go through life living these peculiar lives, absorbing things around us, enduring the unknown.  Everything effecting us, influencing our actions, directing our paths.  It seems at times that it is quite insane, even the feeling of how can I go on with things like this.  Only to give way in the next moment to a feeling of bliss as something good happens.  It’s crazy at times, yea real crazy, but we go on, enduring and enjoying, being entertained if we can step back in our heads and take a look at the bigger picture.

I think the biggest problem we have is that we are so into ourselves, caught up in what we are going through, saying to others “you just don’t understand me”.  We live blind to the basic truth that is all around us, “Life”.  So we come back to that basic question that each one of us have to ask, and I believe do quite regularly.  What’s it all about?  Why am I here?  What for?  Even in this dilemma, we have the feeling that makes us say “Time please stop, so I can rest”

I don’t believe there is any human being that has the right or complete answer.  I believe it is something that is necessary for us to look away from ourselves, if we want to in any way understand this dilemma called Life.  There are those that do this in a partial sort of way.  Maybe give the appearance of doing this only to be discovered down the road of life to be stuck on themselves.  Maybe that is the best we can do to accomplish this task, maybe the point is to keep striving to accomplish this quest of perfection or completeness.

I have no clue what made me write this other than Inspiration.  A sort of boiling within me wanting to get out.  You see I believe I have found this Truth of Life, and I found myself so dissatisfied with what I had accomplished in my life that I had to look away, knowing there was nothing left in me that could answer my questions.  Being a realist and maybe I don’t know exactly what that means, but for me what ever I found outside of me had to be real.  I’m not a follower, nor am I one who can lye to myself, well not for long.  So it must be real, period.

To my surprise the Answer of Life was right next to me all the time.  He was there speaking to me in a soft voice that dripped like honey with His Love for me, the most perfect love that required me to learn about it, just to understand.  It didn’t happen all at once for me to understand, it took time, and I had to learn His Love.  Yes it took Life to do that, I had to begin living with Him involved in my life, I had to listen, and apply, and obey His direction for my life.  As I did, there was a sensation of awakening, a feeling like I had just got my sight, I could see for the first time.  My perspective on life had changed and I was no longer thinking like me, but I found myself thinking like Him.  Everything was new, everything was beginning to make sense. 

Thinking like me just caused me to live a life of wanting, and always what I didn’t have.  Contentment and satisfaction were impossibilities, and only my futile attempt at attaining this level of security which was just show for others.  Until I became honest with myself and confessed that I needed God to keep living.  Now I know that there is no life away from God, because HE IS LIFE!  His Love for us He expressed in His Son Jesus the Christ, not in words but in action, in Life. 

He came to our planet and lived like us, even looking like us, enduring life just as we do in all of the issues we face.  Not only did He survive, but endured the worst punishment that man can dish out, even the rejection of His own Father God.  Jesus could have just entered Heaven, because He lived the Perfect Life, but He choose to take my punishment which is death, because of my rebellion against God. 

So I understand and appreciate this life I now live.  To my surprise the life I lived wasn’t even life at all, I was just groping in the dark trying to find meaning.  Well Jesus didn’t let me stay there in that state of uncertainty, He lifted me up to a life with Him.  A life that is based on contentment and satisfaction in Jesus and living in His presence for the rest of my life in peace with God my Father.  No more rebellion insisting on my own way, but now God’s way because it is the right way.  And you know what?  I can’t help but tell you this, you know when you have a good thing you want everyone to have it?  Well Jesus is the “Good Thing”, and I can’t understand now, why anyone would want to live another minute without Him in your life.  So if you don’t know Jesus, or you have wandered away from Him.  Call His Name ask Him to forgive you and come into your life, and He will, I know it, because He is real.

Bill Collier

http://mindworthy.mypodcast.com

Israeli air strikes on Gaza kill 192 – Israel-Palestinians- msnbc.com

Posted in Blogroll on December 27, 2008 by activeinspiration

How long will the World turn a deaf ear and a blind eye to what the Muslim world is doing?  Israel is what, some 180 miles long and 18 miles wide?  That’s the size of a lot of counties in the US.  Look at a map and see how much land Israel has and how much the Muslim world has. 

The World leaders need to get off their butts, quit sitting on their thumbs and let Israel have their little piece of soil, that’s all they want, to live in peace.

Has Israel ever taken the offensive, looking to increase their territory?  Its always defense to hang on to the little they have.  Thank God that we Americans are there to help them.

God Bless Israel!

Israeli air strikes on Gaza kill 192 – Israel-Palestinians- msnbc.com

Obama chooses Lincoln’s Bible for inauguration – Inauguration- msnbc.com

Posted in Blogroll on December 23, 2008 by activeinspiration

My concern is that with this wonderful display of honoring Abraham Lincoln and using the same Bible he was sworn in with, and the huge emphasis of our first black President.  Is that we continue to stay the course.  In all that Abraham Lincoln stands for, so Barak Obama will stand for these same principles for our country, looking to our future. 

That truly a new era is beginning in the tradition of our American heritage and original intention of our Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence.  That more than ever we are still a nation under God who still holds on to the belief and admonition that All Men Are Created Equal.

Bill Collier

http://mindworthy.mypodcast.com

Obama chooses Lincoln’s Bible for inauguration – Inauguration- msnbc.com

An open letter to Rick Warren

Posted in Blogroll on December 23, 2008 by activeinspiration

Boy I couldn’t have said it any straighter or with any more emphasis than Joseph Farah did in this article.  So what I am doing here is to simply direct you to this open letter to Rick Warren. 

I live close enough to go to his church and I have even been invited from time to time to go there.  Fortunately I haven’t felt a need to go, and more than ever I am glad about that now. 

So I end this article with this passage from the Bible in hope that God will get through to Rick Warren.  Whom I find it very difficult, actually I’m not able to refer to him as a Pastor.

Adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? So whoever wants to be the world’s friend becomes God’s enemy.  James 4:4  Christian Standard Bible 

Bill Collier

http://mindworthy.mypodcast.com

 

An open letter to Rick Warren

‘Angel’ of foreclosure defense bedevils lenders – Mortgage Mess- msnbc.com

Posted in Blogroll on December 19, 2008 by activeinspiration

If you have ever felt the helplessness of being in foreclosure, and to see the bright light of salvation in this dark time.  Allowing you to keep your home fairly, and in doing so, keep your family from disaster.  That’s a good thing! 

The only ones this will cost is those corrupt lenders who have abused the American public for too long.  These vultures will now be held responsible, just as in the past. when they made us homeowners responsible, even when it was unjust, even criminal to do so.  This is a good thing too!

http://mindworthy.mypodcast.com

 

‘Angel’ of foreclosure defense bedevils lenders – Mortgage Mess- msnbc.com