TIL that Ernest Hemingway grew paranoid and talked about FBI spying on him later in life. He was treated with electroshock. It was later revealed that he was in fact watched, and Edgard Hoover personally placed him under survelliance.
Monday, June 17, 2013
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Posted by Surfer51 at 9:42 PM
Do these mysterious stones mark the site of the Garden of Eden?
The man looked left and right: there were similar stone rectangles, peeping from the sands. Calling his dog to heel, the shepherd resolved to inform someone of his finds when he got back to the village. Maybe the stones were important. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1157784/Do-mysterious-stones-mark-site-Garden-Eden.html
Posted by Surfer51 at 9:41 PM
Are You Serving Yourself Or Are You Serving The Lord?
."For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain (Philippians 1:21)." The choices that we human beings make (both believers and non-believers alike) have such an impact, not only on us, but also on those to whom we relate, and in turn, on those to whom they relate. This is one of the important aspects of witnessing and evangelization, for as we share Christ with others, they in turn share Christ, and so on, and many people are affected and impacted.....
There are so many things that people can and do give themselves to, aren't there? We all have certain talents and bents and preferences (not necessarily evil or destructive in and of themselves), and a person who is without Christ will pursue their heart's desire- be it good or bad- and history is replete with examples of individuals who go to great lengths to accomplish 'great' things. This world of ours is full of wonders. It's also full of distractions. People have devoted their entire lives from youth 'till their death, to objects, ideas, concepts, things that they hold near and dear, that have no eternal value whatsoever.
Again, these pursuits may be not be in and of themselves bad, but to seek knowledge or experiences- even the most worthy of exploits- will always be fatally incomplete if God is not our ultimate desire. We human beings so misuse our wonderfully engineered minds and bodies, often without even pondering the long term affects. Those without Christ simply don't know better, but the Body of Christ ought to. A believer who seeks to pursue his or her own way, with little regard for the will and leading of God's Spirit, is in a more pitiful position than a lost person doing the same thing, because the Christian knows that he or she has a redeemer to whom we will ultimately answer- a redeemer who created and knows every one of us, and He beckons to us, "Come unto Me". He never stops calling us, but will we listen?
Kathryn Kuhlman spoke to a group of graduating students at a Christian University in 1974, concerning the remainder of their young lives, "The choices that you make can shake the world for God!" It's easy to see, if you've studied her life, where she stood in terms of making choices, and what her priorities were- and she wanted to impart these things to those young students. Miss Kuhlman knew the potential that those kids had. She knew their Lord. But she also knew that the choice was theirs, and if they didn't let the world know who Jesus Christ was, then they would not have fulfilled their high calling. Sure, they knew the Savior, but was He their passion, their goal, their very lives? Kathryn Kuhlman had a way of making people see things as they are in reality, and that graduating class took notice!
Believer, whom are you serving this very moment? How do you want to be remembered? What matters most to you?....
Only one life, t'will soon be past- only what's done for Christ will last.
Pastor Jim Ewing
Posted by Surfer51 at 9:38 PM
What really happened to Russia's missing cosmonauts? An incredible tale of space hacking, espionage and death in the lonely reaches of space.
Despite threats from the KGB, the Judica-Cordiglia brothers continued. They captured the final mission of the Vostok spacecraft by the female cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova and the first-ever spacewalk, taken by Aleksei Leonov in March 1965. Afterwards, when Leonov tried to climb back into the airlock, he found that his spacesuit had inflated so much that he didn’t fit. He managed by opening a valve in his suit to let some pressure bleed off – a risky procedure. This information was withheld by the Russians, but the Judica-Cordiglias passed it on to NASA, believing it might save an astronaut’s life.
Related just for fun:
Buzz Aldrin discusses unusual object they spotted in space:
Several Astronauts speak their thoughts about strange things observed:
Edgar Mitchell Gordon Cooper Disclosure Apollo Astronaut 2008 Orbit Mercury Program:
REPORTS AND STATEMENTS BY NASA ASTRONAUTS:
The Biblical truth revealed:
Posted by Surfer51 at 9:26 PM
Chalvary Chapel Of Costa Mesa Sept 17th 1972- Click On Images For Better Look
You can see one of the first baptisms at Pirates Cove advertisted as well as an abandoned book.
This awesome book can still be found on the net. Try Googling. Some are in used condition and some are brand new! A must read for anyone who was there and wants to recall those incredible times and needs a reminder of what the Jesus People Movement did in their youth...The book was sanitized from the historical record and is now very rare. Lonnie Frisbee and evangelism at Calvary Chapel and a lot of the things that actually happened in the early days of the Jesus People Movement. As the pastors that came out of the movement became respectable the book may have become something to ditch...Check it out if you can find it.
Posted by Surfer51 at 9:21 PM