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Prepare your hearts and households for the coming

of the Lord, for He comes quickly. -cdo

Humor Corner

"What's wrong with you? Have you lost your brain to flouride?" - 2010Countdown on youtube

"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country." - Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, D.C.

"I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president." - Hillary Clinton commenting on the release of subpoenaed documents

A parting word from Dan Quayle: "I love California.  I practically grew up in Phoenix."

Scripture or Devotional of the Week

“All Is Vanity”

I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and indeed, all is vanity and grasping for the wind. - (Ecclesiastes 1:14)

After his futile search for the meaning of life, Solomon concluded, “ ‘Vanity of vanities,’ . . . ‘Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.’ What profit has a man from all his labor in which he toils under the sun?”
(Ecclesiastes 1:2–3).

The word vanity Solomon used didn’t mean the same thing it means to us today. When we think of vanity, we think of people who’ve never met a mirror they didn’t like. But the vanity Solomon spoke of could just as easily be translated “emptiness,” “futility,” “meaningless,” or “nothingness.” Solomon was saying, “There is nothing on this earth that will satisfy us completely: no thing, no pleasure, or no relationship.”

It’s not unlike riding a stationary bike. You see on the little video screen that you’re going uphill, so it gets a little more difficult to pedal. Then you go downhill, and it becomes a little easier. But the
reality is that you haven’t moved an inch. You’ve spun your wheels without going anywhere. That is the idea Solomon was conveying. He was describing a life without God.

Have you ever wondered why the super rich or super famous often have substance abuse issues or other problems? I think it’s because they get to do what others only dream of. They accomplish a certain thing, and then they move on to the next thing. They experience another success, and then they move on to something else. They can’t keep that high they were on, so they turn to the next thing.

You might say that Solomon tried it all, and he realized that it all was meaningless. He was saying, “I’m a seasoned pro. I know what I’m talking about here. If you take God out of the picture, your life will
be empty, meaningless, and futile.”

Copyright © 2015 by Harvest Ministries. All rights reserved. Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

For more relevant and biblical teaching from Pastor

Greg Laurie, go to www.harvest.org and

Listen to Greg Laurie's daily broadcast on OnePlace.com.Watch Greg Laurie's weekly television broadcast on LightSource.com.

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Reader Submissions

from 31Saint ... Add honey to a grilled cheese sandwich for a nice sweetness that is really amazing!

from 31Saint... 25 Ways to Keep Warm w/o Turning On, Turning Up the Heat

from Ewetube... Homemade Berkey Water Filter by Dairefrom Roken... Peanut Butter Cookies

MamaKautz Homemade Onion Powder

MamaKautz How to Dehydrate Garlifrom SpringG ... My Mama's Bread

Story Time and Quotes

You Tell on Yourself

  You tell on yourself by the friends you seek.

  By the very manner in which you speak.

  By the way you employ your leisure time.

  By the use you make of dollars and dimes.

  You tell what you are by the things you wear.

  By the spirit in which your burdens you bear.

  By the kind of things at which you laugh.

  By the records you play on your phonograph.

  You can tell what you are by the way you walk.

  By the things of which you delight to talk.

  By the manner in which you bear defeat.

  By so simple a thing as how you eat.

  By the books you choose from a well-filled shelf.

  In these ways and more you tell on yourself.

  So there's really no particle of sense

  in an effort to keep up false pretense.

                       Author unkown


You can't act like a skunk without someone's getting wind of it.


That which you cannnot give away, you do not possess.  It possesses you.


People who value their privileges above their principles soon lose both.


The Story of "Taps"


Emergency Phone Numbers

When in sorrow, call John 14

When men fail you, call Psalm 27If you want to be fruitful, call John 15When you have sinned, call Psalm 51When you worry, call Matthew 6:19-34

When you are in danger, call Psalm 91When God seems far away, call Psalm 139When your faith needs stirring, call Hebrews 11When you are lonely and fearful, call Psalm 23When you grow bitter and critical, call 1 Cor 13For Paul's secret to happiness, call Col 3:12-17For idea of Christianity, call 1 Cor 5:5-19When you feel down and out, call Romans 8:31When you want peace and rest, call Matthew 11:25-30When the world seems bigger than God, call Psalm 90When you want Christian assurance, call Romans 8:1-30When you leave home for labor or travel, call Psalm 121When your prayers grow narrow and selfish, call Psalm 67For a great invention/opportunity, call Isaiah 55When you want courage for a task, call Joshua 1How to get along with fellow men, call Romans 12When you think of investments/returns, call Mark 10If you are depressed, call Psalm 27If your pocketbook is empty, call Psalm 17If you're losing confidence in people, call 1 Cor 13If people seem unkind, call John 15If discouraged about your work, call Psalm 126If you find the world growing small & yourself great call Psalm 19

Emergency numbers can be dialed direct.  No operator assistance is necessary. All lines are open to Heaven 24 hours a day! Feed your faith, and doubt will starve to death!

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Think before you speak or type something.  Words can be hurtful especially when someone is already hurting. You never know who is listening or watching.

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Romans 10:9 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead you will be saved.

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cdo's Library

Of course my first book is the Holy Bible, the infalible Word of God

Jesus Freaks by dc Talk and The Voice of the Martyrs

Tortured for Christ by Pastor William Wurmbrand

Sister Freaks - Stories of Women Who Gave Up Everything for God by Rebecca St. James

Hearts of Fire by The Voice of the Martyrs

No Longer A Slumdog by K.P. Yohannon

God is in the Small Stuff for Your Family by Bruce & Stan

Revolution in World Missions by K.P, Yohannon

Going the Distance by Stephen P. Troxel

Chance Encounters of the Heart by White Fuller Warren

Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow

How to Find God - Living Water for Those Who Thirst (I got mine from Greg Laurie/Harvest Crusades but not sure it is still availble

Lord I Want to be Whole by Stormie OMartian

*One for you military guys n gals ;) ... Table in the Presence by Lt. Carey H. Cash, serving as chaplain to First Battalion, Fifth Marine Regiment

The Power of a Praying Woman by Stormie OMartian

Children Learn What They Live by Dorothy Law Nolte and Rachel Harris

The Search for Significance by Robert McGee

Circle of Love, A Devotional for Mothers by Amy Nappa and Jody Brolsma

Interviewing Your Daughters Date by Dennis Rainey (I believe this also comes with a audio cd)

For all other reading, i.e. prepper stuff and things of that sort, plus some others, please see my Excel document that I made a bit ago.  Books are seperated in Alphabetical order and by Series.  The Christian books are also on a seperate tab.  I hope I didn't miss anything lol.  Happy reading!