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Monday, April 23, 2007

Sun Sings Praise to God 2

My good friend Dave Samples posted a good question and one that I thinks deserves a good answer here on the blog for all to read. Dave commented on post 1 of this issue "hmmmm....but is it contemporary or traditional?

I think this question is answered in God's own design plans for the sun that we can observe in our solar system. The scientists reporting on the study say that the sound waves work in the same way guitar strings and standing pipe organs work. So God in His divine sovereignty and foreknowledge has settled the 'worship wars' before the foundations of the world. God created the sun to worship Him in such a way that it sounds like guitar and pipe organ. He apparently likes both! Who knew? Now we know.

All can rest easy knowing Builders that want organ pipes bellowing out the dirges of the hymnal are on the same footing as us pesky Busters that prefer our melodies to be plucked rather than plinked, strummed rather than stroked. Boomers get the best of both worlds (I guess) with their preference for synthesizers that can imitate the sounds of both instruments on ditties like "Jehovah Jira My Provider" and "I will enter His gates." Now I need to find a cosmological justification for two turntables and a microphone.

All that remains to be answered now is "What sound waves seem to be emanating from Uranus?"

Friday, April 20, 2007

Sun Sings Praise to God

Astronomers have discovered something the Bible has told us for thousands of years. The sun plays heavenly symphonic music created by sound waves at frequencies below the level at which humans can hear. It is sweet music made and played for God and God alone. All creation worships the Lord.

And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars—all the heavenly array—do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven. Deuteronomy 4:19

Psalm 148
1Praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD from the heavens;
praise him in the heights!
2Praise him, all his angels;
praise him, all his hosts!

3Praise him, sun and moon,
praise him, all you shining stars!
4Praise him, you highest heavens,
and you waters above the heavens!

5Let them praise the name of the LORD!
For he commanded and they were created.
6And he established them forever and ever;
he gave a decree, and it shall not pass away.[a]

7Praise the LORD from the earth,
you great sea creatures and all deeps,
8fire and hail, snow and mist,
stormy wind fulfilling his word!

9Mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars!
10Beasts and all livestock,
creeping things and flying birds!

11Kings of the earth and all peoples,
princes and all rulers of the earth!
12Young men and maidens together,
old men and children!

13Let them praise the name of the LORD,
for his name alone is exalted;
his majesty is above earth and heaven.
14He has raised up a horn for his people,
praise for all his saints,
for the people of Israel who are near to him.
Praise the LORD!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Dallas Cowboys 2007 Schedule Announced


Date Opponent Time
Sept. 9 vs. New York Giants 7:15 p.m.
Sept. 16
at Miami
3:05 p.m.
Sept. 23
at Chicago
7:15 p.m.
Sept. 30
vs. St. Louis
Oct. 8
at Buffalo
7:30 p.m.
Oct. 14
vs. New England
3:15 p.m.
Oct. 21
vs. Minnesota
Oct. 28
Nov. 4
at Philadelphia
7:15 p.m.
Nov. 11
at New York Giants
3:15 p.m.
Nov. 18
vs. Washington
Nov. 22
vs. New York Jets
3:15 p.m.
Nov. 29
vs. Green Bay
7:15 p.m.
Dec. 9
at Detroit
Dec. 16
3:15 p.m.
Dec. 22
at Carolina
7:15 p.m.
Dec. 30
at Washington

56 Days

I have not blogged in a while and here is part of the reason why:

A few months ago we lost our internet connection at the church office. Literally we went to lunch, and when we returned we could not connect to the internet. This happened on occasion and while an inconvenience it was not an immediate problem. However the next day the connection still had not returned and we decided it was time to call our internet provider. A local guy with one name like Cher or Bono, which should have been a clue in-and-of-itself. So we called Spirit who informed us he had gone out of business and taken down his equipment Wednesday around noon. THANKS for the advanced warning!

Anyway 56 days later we are back on line and now once again have high speed internet, via radio waves here at the church again. I never realized just how dependent I had become and used the time to reflect on that fact. I would be sitting at my desk and for the first two weeks it seemed like I would turn to "look something up", email someone, etc, about 20 times an hour.

56 days later I can once again blog, google something or someone, communicate through email, IMDB something or someone (who was that guy that played in that movie?) download and though it was nice to take a break from constant internet activity, total abstinence is not for me.

Of course I have internet at home but I tend to do the bulk of my internet usage at the office. At home I used it to check email, download music, update my ipod and podcasts, and watch some missed episodes of Scrubs. For the most part I want home to be a place where I spend time with my family, a place where I don't work on work, a place where I play with the dog, watch Eli as he is growing up making new daily discoveries like learning to clap, and learning to "Hulk Out" as we have come to call it.

56 days later I am back checking my google reader and my myspace and creating a facebook account. I can not believe I survived and while it set me back some in planning and preparation it was nice to take a break. It is equally nice to be back.

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