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Monday, January 31, 2011

Dietrich Bonhoeffer on the subject of ' Cheap Grace'

"Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession.
Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the Cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.
Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.
Costly grace is the treasure hidden in the field; for the sake of it a man will gladly go and sell all that he has.
It is the pearl of great price to buy which the merchant will sell all his goods.
It is the kingly rule of Christ, for whose sake a man will pluck out the eye which causes him to stumble, it is the call of Jesus Christ at which the disciple leaves his nets and follows him."

-Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
The Cost of Discipleship.

A Matter of National Security

Sleeper Cells in the USA

Dave Gaubatz
January 26, 2011,css.print/pub_detail.asp

There is every reason to suspect that we will endure suicide missions by Islamist sleeper cells. They are already in place. They are waiting for the right time. I know this from experience.

I have worked over 15 years as a U.S. Federal Agent, a U.S. State Department Arabic linguist, and the first civilian Federal Agent deployed into Iraq at the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Since returning from Iraq I have been involved in terrorism analysis, specifically the mindset of terrorists. During my extensive research on sleeper cells I have talked with hundreds of people from the Middle East from all walks of life, and have talked with Iraqi Government officials, Iraqi military and Iraqi police officers. In addition I have interviewed numerous counter-terrorism specialists in the U.S. and abroad. In 2006 I trained over 4000 U.S. Law Enforcement officers in Basic Investigative Arabic and counter-terrorism. The conclusions of my research lead to the title of this article.

Before I departed for the Middle East in 2003 I had been assigned to Kirtland AFB, NM. Kirtland has some of the best scientists in the world working on U.S. Government projects. I had been working closely with these scientists who specialized in nuclear energy, directed energy, laser technology, bio-weapons and more. I fully understand the impact if suicide bombers begin progressing from conventional explosives to unconventional methods.

The Middle East

In Jan 2003, I was assigned to Arar Air Base Saudi Arabia. Arar is located near the border of Iraq. My mission was to interact with Saudi military officials in order to determine the support we could expect from the Saudi government, to determine if Iraqis were monitoring the activities of the U.S. forces at Arar, and to infiltrate the encampments of the Bedouin community (Saudis and Iraqis living in the desert of Arar). This involved leaving the relatively safe confines of Arar Air Base and driving to the Bedouin camps.

It was most important the Saudis did not know we were leaving the compound because they had forbidden us to do so. Four U.S. special Agents would use our ATV's and/or four wheel drive vehicles to conduct these missions. The Saudi Government had active spies collecting information pertaining to our troop strength, our weapons, and any other intelligence they could obtain. The Saudis were providing the intelligence to the Saudi Government, and we were very confident it was also being passed to Iraqi intelligence.

During January 2003 and Feb 2003, Saudi Intelligence officers would boast that the American military was overreacting about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. Their bravery changed as we approached the invasion of Iraq in Mar 2003. The high-ranking Saudi officers were scrambling to obtain gas masks and other protective equipment. They knew their equipment was substandard and they wanted U.S.-made protective equipment. We gave them some of ours. The Saudi Intelligence officers were visibly frightened about a potential chemical, biological, or nuclear attack and expressed their fears.

While in Iraq we determined the following:

1. Russian activity in Iraq had been rampant several months prior to the war and up until the day before the invasion.

2. Iranians were infiltrating southern Iraq by the thousands and were preparing to assist insurgents in removing U.S. forces from Iraq.

3. We found numerous pieces of evidence indicating WMD were in Iraq before the war began and some were still in Iraq.

4. I and other agents were informed by Iraqis that a civil war would erupt and violence against U.S. forces would increase due to the Iranian and Russian influence.

All of this information was provided through intelligence channels, but was ignored. Today we are seeing the results of our intelligence being ignored in 2003.

Vulnerability at home

Upon returning from Iraq I left Federal Service to pursue a career educating U.S. law enforcement in the U.S. I wrote a book titled "Arabic for law enforcement and military". During my lectures to local, county, and state law enforcement officers it was revealed the true first line defenders in the U.S. are not trained nor prepared to combat terrorism in the U.S. (through no fault of their own). The local law enforcement agencies were not receiving adequate funds or assistance from the Federal Government to fight terrorism. The majority advised they were supposed to be the first line defenders, but in actuality they did not even know what Al-Qaeda meant, and/or could not point out Iraq or Iran on a map. They had no Arabic language training.

I began conducting research and talking with experts from various fields and determined three significant facts that I corroborated by further research:

1. The terrorists groups such as Hezbollah, Hamas, and Al-Qaeda each had different leaders and to some degree operated in different ways, but they each had the same two goals (destroy Israel and destroy America and any country that supported either).

2. Our nuclear research centers were very vulnerable to an attack and the potential for a suicide bomber using a dirty radiological bomb from these facilities was and is a high probability. Note: Vic Walter and Brian Ross of ABC News did an excellent report on the lack of security at these facilities. I received an enormous amount of information from individuals associated with Russian nuclear programs that there is nuclear material being sold on the black market and nuclear material is in the hands of Islamic Extremists.

3. Terrorist sleeper cells are located primarily in Virginia, New York, North Carolina, Michigan, Florida, California, and Canada. The "sleepers" are prepared to conduct terrorist attacks within the U.S., and nuclear material is available to them. "Prepared" in this instance indicates they have the necessary tools to carry out their attacks and are prepared to die.

4. Non profit organizations such as CAIR, ISNA, MANA, MSA, and several other Islamic based groups are in actuality simply fronts for Al Qaeda and Hamas. The leadership within these groups receives funds and training from the Saudi government. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) allows these groups to operate freely throughout the U.S. and at American’s taxpayer’s expense. Essentially the IRS grants the groups immunity and the authority to train, organize, and prepare for attacks against our country. Why? Because CAIR and other such groups have a confidential informant network much better than even our FBI. CAIR uses contractors such as Corey Saylor (Simple Resolve Company) to place interns into our elected official’s offices, and into organizations such as the IRS.

Terrorist operations are active in the U.S. and are being operated/financed by Al Qaeda throughout the U.S.

U.S. citizens need to understand there are people trained and prepared to carry our suicide missions in the U.S. and nothing are off limits. Churches, malls, and even the schools our children attend are not off limits to suicide bombers. It is only a relatively short time before the U.S. will begin seeing suicide terrorist missions.

I will continue to research terrorism related issues in the U.S. and Canada and will bring forward the results. Nuclear reactors are located on a large number of major university campuses in the U.S. There locations are not classified and are described on the internet.

Children are the ones who suffer in wartime and I want to prevent any child from ever having to experience a terrorist attack.

In Feb, 2007, I wrote the above article for ‘American Thinker’. I have updated the information for readers. 

New Hymn for today . . . 'Bide With Us'

Bide With Us    CM D
TUNE: Gerald
Though all around may turmoil be,
And darkness covers all,
We pray that You will bide with us,
To save us if we fall.
Then we will lift our souls to You,
Our praise in worship soar;
Lord bide in us and us in You,
And stay for evermore.
Help us to last the stormy night,
And through the longest day;
O Saviour, please, abide in us,
And keep us in Your way.
For though the dark encompass us,
With hardest toil and strife,
Where You, dear Lord, abide with us,
There’s everlasting life.
Then when our day has ended here,
And all our work is done,
Please call us home to be with You,
Our final battle won.
So Father God, most gracious Lord,
Your gentle face we’ll see;
Then we will know You’ll bide with us,
Throughout eternity.
 © 2009 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh

Back on Line!

If you are one of the many of my readers who have missed getting the latest hymns from me over the last few days then I hope you'll be pleased to see that everything is back to normal from today. Unfortunately through much of last week I experienced problems with my computer system, and finally had a complete 'freeze-up' of the system late on Thursday. However, all now appears to be well, at least for the time being, so from today things will be back to normal.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Hymn for today . . . 'Jesus, my Lord'

Jesus, My Lord    CM
TUNE: St Thomas
He is so beautiful,
And He’s so wonderful;
He is the mighty Lord of Hosts,
He’s Jesus Christ, my Lord.
My fate is in His hands,
My life is His to use;
He is the ageless Lord of all,
He’s Jesus Christ, my Lord.
He is the mighty King,
He is the Prince of Peace;
The Son of the Almighty God,
He’s Jesus Christ, my Lord.
© 2011 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Joanne Lowe's Meditations

 "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
 Proverbs 22:6 (King James Version)
      Three years ago, I received an email from someone who wrote "I wasn't saved when my children were little so I didn't tell them about Jesus".  For those parents who were not Christians when their children were growing up, it is not too late to tell them about Jesus now.
      It doesn't matter how old your children are they are still your children.  You still have the responsibility and the privilege to not only tell them about Jesus but also to live your life so they will see Jesus in you and know that you love Him.  It is never too late to tell your children and grandchildren about Jesus.
      I heard Gloria Gaither say this on one of the Homecoming shows.  "I taught my children to write thank you notes and told them to brush their teeth and make their beds.  I took them to Little League and to the dentist but when did I tell them about Jesus and the things that will last for eternity?"
      There are some families who turn on the television as soon as they get up and don't turn it off until they go to bed.  The television has become a babysitter.  Not only has it become a babysitter, it has also caused children to turn to violence and has allowed pornography to invade their families. 

One teenage boy made this comment while watching a show on television that was about killing people.  "Boy, that looks cool."  One day, we will stand before a Holy God and give an account as to why we allowed our children to watch violence and sex scenes on television.  May God have mercy on us!
 Joanne Lowe

Great Quotes from A.W. Tozer

"The weakness of so many modern Christians is that they feel too much at home in the world. In their effort to achieve restful adjustment to unregenerate society they have lost their pilgrim character and become an essential part of the very moral order against which they are sent to protest. The world recognizes them and accepts them for what they are. And this is the saddest thing that can be said about them. They are not lonely, but neither are they saints."
- A.W. Tozer

"It is more important that God be glorified then that I be saved!"
- A.W Tozer

New Hymn for today . . . 'Resting in Jesus'

Resting in Jesus D
TUNE: Open the Wells
Here for a moment, resting in Jesus,
Kneeling and praying, here for a day.
Here for a lifetime, trusting my Saviour,
He is the Truth, the Life and the Way.
      Now I am resting, resting in Jesus,
      He is my Saviour, He is my Lord;
      He’s always with me, leading me onward,
      He is my Saviour, God’s living Word.
I will be Yours Lord, now and for ever,
I hear You calling in the dark night.
Living and loving, serving my Saviour,
He calls me now to be salt and light.
      Now I am resting, resting in Jesus,
      He is my Saviour, He is my Lord;
      He’s always with me, leading me onward,
      He is my Saviour, God’s living Word.

Now on life’s pathway, onward I journey,
He’s walking with me, leading the way.
Born of the Spirit, through my Redeemer,
He is the source of eternal day.
      Now I am resting, resting in Jesus,
      He is my Saviour, He is my Lord;
      He’s always with me, leading me onward,
      He is my Saviour, God’s living Word.

Now for a lifetime, resting in Jesus,
Living and loving, serving my Lord;
I journey with Him ever beside me,
He is my Saviour, God’s living Word.
      Now I am resting, resting in Jesus,
      He is my Saviour, He is my Lord;
      He’s always with me, leading me onward,
      He is my Saviour, God’s living Word.
 © 2008 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh

Poem for Today : 'Mother'

Sitting and smiling out on the world
is the little old lady in grey;
wondering alone at the beauty unfurled
by the memories passing her way.
She's got a face that I'll remember ---
yet one of a thousand kind ---
set in the dawn of September,
with eyes that are helpless and blind.

Soft greying hair round the edge,
that is turning to silver with time;
but her heart is much more than a pledge,
for it's laced through with gold, and it's mine.
Face wrinkled with lines and age,
and yet, always smiling, you see
a proud lady as wise as a sage,
as only a mother can be.

For three score years she's watched me
with my many changing faces;
praise given where praise ought to be ---
then told me where my place is.
It's really wonderful, you know,
for your mother, you will find,
stays on to liven up the show;
there's no other quite her kind..
© 1966 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh

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The New Ground Zero Mosque Imam

The New Ground Zero Mosque Imam Selection Rubs More Salt Into The Wound - Past Connections To Terrorist Supporters Exposed
by Joseph Klein
Posted on January 19 2011 4:49 pm

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is out as the religious face of the Park 51/Cordoba House mega mosque community center complex proposed to be built near Ground Zero. Rauf became too radioactive for the project's developers, so he was pushed aside. Despite efforts by some apologists to defend this faux 'moderate, the evidence of his true stealth jihad agenda was overwhelming.

Therefore, to keep moving ahead with their Ground Zero mosque project, the developers turned to Shaykh Abdallah Adhami as Rauf's replacement. This is just like rubbing more salt into the wound. All that the new imam represents is a different mask hiding the same radical Islamist agenda.

As Jamie Glazov wrote in his Front Page Magazine column, there is terror behind both Rauf's and Adhami's masks.

Let's start with the fact, uncovered by Pamela Geller on her Atlas Shrugs blog, that the new Ground Zero Mosque imam has a deep admiration for Siraj Wahhaj, who was named as a possible co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and advocates the replacement of the U.S. government with an Islamic Caliphate. Adhami has called Wahhaj "Our Beloved Imam" and the "voice of the spirit of Islam in America and its pride."

Imam Adhami's website Sakeenah has also carried a glowing description of Siraj Wahhaj:

Imam Siraj Wahhaj is the first in the Celebrating Our Elders series. He was selected not simply because of his devoted leadership to the community, but also for his role as a pioneer in the American Muslim experience. Since the 1970s, Imam Siraj has tirelessly laid the foundations for many scholars and leaders that would follow him. From activism to challenges, to the Nation of Islam to revolutions, follow Imam Siraj as he retraces the footsteps of his life.

I wonder if this retracing of Siraj's footsteps included his testifying as a character witness for convicted terror mastermind Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman or telling his Muslim audience in New Jersey that

If we were united and strong, we'd elect our own emir [leader] and give allegiance to him. . . . [T]ake my word, if 6-8 million Muslims unite in America, the country will come to us.

Maybe, to give the new Ground Zero Mosque imam the benefit of the doubt, he just wasn't aware of this side of Imam Siraj, although Adhami's website did mention favorably Siraj's association with the Nation of Islam. And maybe it's not fair to ascribe Siraj's radical views to Admani through a single episode of guilt by association.

I might possibly be inclined to cut Imam Adhami a break if we were talking about only this one questionable association. But unfortunately that is not the case.

For example, Shaykh Abdallah Adhami showed up as a guest speaker at the annual convention of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP) back around Thanksgiving 200o. The theme of the convention was "All Palestine is Sacred!" Adhami was joined at the speakers' rostrum by Dr. Sami Al-Arian who pled guilty in 2006 to conspiracy to contribute services to or for the benefit of the Palestine Islamic Jihad.

Defunct since 2005, the Islamic Association for Palestine was established in 1981 by Hamas operative Mousa Abu Marzook. Indeed, it functioned as a front for the terrorist organization Hamas.

IAP was named in a May 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document -- titled "An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America" - as one of the Brotherhood's 29 likeminded "organizations of our friends."

IAP was the parent organization of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which was co-founded in 1994 by Nihad Awad (IAP's President and Dr. Sami Al-Arian's brother-in-law). Awad has said "I am a supporter of the Hamas movement."

Given the clear terrorist -supporting agenda of the Islamic Association for Palestine, why did the new Ground Zero Mosque imam Shaykh Abdallah Adhami agree to participate in this pro-Hamas group's annual convention and address the gathering? If Adhami wants to convince us that he has no hidden stealth jihad agenda, then he should release the transcript of his speech if it is still available.

While he is at it, Adhami should also explain whom he was referring to during a speech of his in New York in 2008 when he attacked critics of Islam and Prophet Muhammad as engaging in

Fraud that is being perpetuated now and spread among the entire world.

Adhami actually labeled such criticism as "horribly unconstitutional and egregiously un-American."

Obviously, the new Ground Zero Mosque imam has much to learn about our Constitution. He evidently does not realize that free speech is an essential part of what it means to be an American.

The sponsors of the Ground Zero Mosque appear to have picked another stealth jihadist as the new face of their despicable plan to project Islamic power within shouting distance of hallowed ground. It's time to stop rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic and move the ship to another port. 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Don't be a 'Gullible Christian'!

Muslims of the Americas’ New Target: Gullible Christians
Pajamas Media: 

On Saturday, January 8, 2001, a nice-sounding organization called the United Muslim Christian Forum [1] (UMC) held an event in Binghamton, New York, for members of both faiths to “share, in unity, their love and admiration for Jesus, son of Mary (peace be upon him).” Gullible Christians and officials have supported the event, unaware or unconcerned that it is a front for the anti-Semitic extremist group Muslims of the Americas [2] (MOA) and its leader in Pakistan, Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani.

There is no excuse for those who have embraced the UMC, as its website says it was founded by Sheikh Gilani and no effort is made to disguise UMC’s status as an MOA front. The UMC website also spouts the same ideology. At a 2008 event, the leadership proclaimed [3] that “…we will no longer be duped or manipulated by a ‘hidden hand’ into fighting, or going to war with each other.” The write-up on the event, which claims 3000 Muslims and Christians attended, then argues that the 9/11 attacks were an “inside job” by the U.S., UK, Israel and international bankers. It describes the attacks as “Stage One of getting the Western world, on behalf of the Jews, to go to war with the Arab world.”

The UMC’s website also carries a letter [4] to President Obama asking him to stop an anti-Muslim conspiracy within the United States. It warns of a “hate campaign, within our own borders, against the American Muslims, [that] MUST come to an end. This campaign is an integral part of the nefarious scheme to bring this nation to its knees by those who have no love for humanity.”

The UMC is an affiliate of the MOA, whose extremism is thinly concealed and well-documented. Sheikh Gilani has called [2] Jews an “example of human Satans.” Even his outreach to Christians is based on anti-Semitism, as he says that “the Jews tried to murder Jesus, son of Mary.” Sheikh Gilani and MOA, like their UMC, blame a Satanist-Zionist conspiracy for 9/11 and not Osama bin Laden, whom Gilani describes [5] as a “Saudi activist.”

In 2009, the Christian Action Network [6] released a film about the use of the MOA’s compounds, some of which are dozens of acres large, for guerrilla warfare instruction. Since then, a law enforcement source has given me a secret MOA videotape [7] showing female members in military attire receiving paramilitary training that included simulated combat with knives and swords and firing guns into a lake at the group’s “Islamberg” headquarters in Hancock, New York. We have also received videotape with the sound of gunfire coming from the MOA’s compound in York County, South Carolina. This is the group that runs UMC.

The spokesman claims that at least 500 people attended this month’s event, including Dr. Diane O’Heron of Broome Community College and a representative of Binghamton Mayor Matthew T. Ryan who said [8] “events like these enrich our community.” Mayor Ryan has also spoken at UMC events where and he is seen on the group’s website holding their sign. A local news report states [8] that members from the 22 MOA “villages” around the country and even as far away as Canada, Pakistan, and Venezuela came to the event.

One of the speakers at the January 8 event was Dr. Ali Mazrui [9], director of Binghamton University’s Institute of Global Cultural Studies. He said in 2002 that “there is … suspicion that some members of the Bush administration in collusion with Israel are more than ready to plunge the Middle East into turmoil in the hope that the final outcome would be to the territorial advantage of Israel and the strategic advantage of the United States. All this is part of the emerging sadism of the United States, a readiness to hurt others abroad.”

Dr. Mazrui also wrote an article in April 2002 titled “Is Israel a Threat to American Democracy?” in which he says that “Israeli neo-Nazism” and “militarism” is what caused the creation of Hamas, al-Qaeda, and other terrorist groups. He accuses Israel of committing “ethnic cleansing” and being the “most effective war machine since Nazi Germany.”

The UMC is just another trick used by MOA to present itself as a moderate group with the help of incredibly naïve officials. In August 2008, the New York State Police and FBI gave awards [10] to members of the MOA’s Muslim Scouts of America in Islamberg. In 2005, an FBI Special Agent sent [11] them a note of appreciation, and in the previous year, FBI Special Agent in Charge Leslie Wieser spoke [12] at the graduation ceremony for the scouts at the York County site. Also in attendance were Mayor Eddie Lee, the York County sheriff, and three other FBI Special Agents.

The inclusion of Dr. Mazrui, the publicly available information about MOA, and the extremist rhetoric readily available on the UMC’s website should have been enough to stop any public official, especially Mayor Ryan, from supporting the event. Any official involved with this group is guilty of negligence of an unthinkable magnitude. The community of Binghamton and the surrounding areas need to let Mayor Ryan and other officials know that their participation in the UMC’s events is unacceptable. 

Meditation on Isaiah 1: 1-4

This morning I have been reading the following passage of Scripture from the Book of Isaiah which refers to the rebellion by God's people. As I was reading and meditating on it, it occurred to me how applicable the message is for our land today. The UK has become a land where God is shut out of so many places and where His enemies appear to make headway all the time in their attempts to eradicate Him from people's lives. This is truly a sinful nation, a nation awash with the filth of pornography, foul language, and hedonistic attitudes. Homosexuality, lesbianism, abortion, drug addiction, alcoholism ... the list drags on and on of all the things that are an abomination to God. 

With the prevalent attitude of so many towards God and the feeble stance of so many who claim to be Christians, is it any wonder that it often seems that God has turned His back on this nation? Unless the nation repents then it will continue to sink lower and lower into the pit which is of its own making.

Isaiah 1: 1-4
1The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz concerning Judah and Jerusalem, which he saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
2Listen, O heavens, and hear, O earth;
         For the LORD speaks,
         “Sons I have reared and brought up,
         But they have revolted against Me.
3“An ox knows its owner,
         And a donkey its master’s manger,
         But Israel does not know,
         My people do not understand.”
4Alas, sinful nation,
         People weighed down with iniquity,
         Offspring of evildoers,
         Sons who act corruptly!
         They have abandoned the LORD,
         They have despised the Holy One of Israel,
         They have turned away from Him.

' Siobhan Owen sings We'll Keep a Welcome'

I hope you enjoy the voice of this young Australian singer, Siobhan Owen, who lives in Adelaide.  This video of Siobhan singing "We'll Keep a Welcome" was filmed at the 'Cyngerdd' (Welsh Concert) during the Australian Celtic Festival. May 2009.

Not only is Siobhan a beautiful singer, she is also a talented Harpist. Here she is sharing both talents at once as she sings the beautiful Irish traditional song, "Down by the Sally Gardens" at the Triquetra Awards Dinner during the Australian Celtic Festival at Glen Innes, New South Wales.

Great Quote on 'Fear'

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New Hymn for today . . . 'Walking Your Way'

Walking Your Way    8787
TUNE: Wellesley
Your hand in mine, walking Your way,
In Your footsteps now I tread;
Speaking Your words, sharing Your love,
You in my heart and my head.
We are seeking, Your lambs to bring
Back to the Good Shepherds fold;
Coming to the loving Father,
To glory and grace untold.
Saviour divine, You’re the new wine,
The sum of the Father’s love;
I’ll walk this land, Your hand in mine,
Serving the kingdom above. 
© 2011 :  Colin Gordon-Farleigh

Poem for Today : 'O Lord, Our Lord!'

O Lord, Our Lord!   
From Psalm 8
 O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name!
O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name!
You have made the heavens,
Fixed the stars up in the sky,
You have lifted up the weak
And made them strong;
You have filled all the earth
With the glory of the Lord,
You have taught us how to tell
The right from wrong.
O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name!
O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name!
© Colin Gordon-Farleigh, July 2006

Monday, January 24, 2011

New Hymn for today . . . 'Love is the Reason'

Love is the Reason D
TUNE: American melody
 Love is the reason, love is the answer,
That is why Jesus came down to earth;
He came to free us now and forever,
Blesséd salvation, grace of new birth.
     Love is the reason, love is the answer,
     That is why He hung on Calv’ry’s tree;
     Love is the reason, love is the answer,
     By grace He saved us and set us free.
Love is the reason, love is the answer,
He came to set the prisoner free;
He will transform you when you accept Him,
Make the lame walk, and make the blind see.
Love is the reason, love is the answer ...
Love is the reason, love is the answer,
Jesus came down your sins to atone;
Redeemed the lost sheep, saved for the Father,
Saving through faith and by grace alone.
Love is the reason, love is the answer ...
© 2011 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh

Sunday, January 23, 2011

New Hymn for today . . . 'Praising God'

Praising God   SM
 TUNE: Advent (Goss)
We’ll praise God the Father,
And we’ll praise God the Son,
We’ll praise God the Holy Spirit,
Praise Him, the Three-in-One!
Lift your arms and praise Him,
Raise up your hands on high;
Praise and worship God the Father,
Praise Him and glorify!
We’ll praise God the Father,
And we’ll praise God the Son,
We’ll praise God the Holy Spirit,
Praise Him, the Three-in-One!
© 2011 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh

Great Quote from Malcolm Muggeridge

"People do not believe lies because they have to, but because they want to."

- Malcolm Muggeridge

"I can say that I never knew what joy was like until I gave up pursuing happiness, or cared to live until I chose to die. For these two discoveries I am beholden to Jesus." 
- Malcolm Muggeridge

"Contrary to what might be expected, I look back on experience that at the  time seemed especially desolating and painful with particular satisfaction. Indeed, I can say with complete truthfulness that everything I have learned in my seventy-five years in this world, everything that has truly enhanced and enlightened my experience, has been  through affliction and not through happiness, whether pursued or attained. In other words, if it were ever possible to eliminate affliction from our earthly existence by means of some drug or other medical mumbo jumbo...the result would make it too banal and trivial to be endurable. This, of course is what the cross signifies. And it is  the Cross that has called me inexorably to Christ."
- Malcolm Muggeridge