Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Ever see this site?


Positionally Where Are You Concerning The Gifts Of The Holy Spirit?

We had breakfast today (July 31, 2010) with a very nice Christian woman.

 The topic of spiritual gifts came up and it became apparent to me that the gifts were not active in her Christian world view.

 I left somewhat frustrated.

I run across different Christians in my daily walk and after a few minutes with them can sometimes get a picture/idea of their belief structure.

 One guy a few days ago served a mechanistic God.

 He was not truly in a Father son relationship with God in his Christian world view.

 More of a rule following relationship with not much personal autonomy allowed.

 One thing this fella said to me, "I don't think that we can ask God for something."


Here is a good starting place for anyone who believes that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are not for today:

And here is one man's story of his experience in discovery of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the fruit of such... (You will have to scroll up after the link jump)

Monday, August 03, 2015

Monday Final

Most of us have become very jaded about announcements about bugs and vulnerability issues with computers.

Now we get one more to shrug our shoulders  over...LOL

Is the battery in your smartphone being used to track your online activities?

 It might seem unlikely, but it's not quite as farfetched as you might first think.

  This is not a case of malware or hacking, but a built-in component of the HTML5 specification.

Do you have enough battery left to stay secret? Originally designed to help reduce power consumption, the Battery Status API makes it possible for websites and apps to monitor the battery level of laptops, tablets, and phones.

 A paper published by a team of security researchers suggests that this represents a huge privacy risk. 

Using little more than the amount of power remaining in your battery, it is possible for people to be identified and tracked online. 

As reported by The Guardian, a paper entitled The Leaking Battery by Belgian and French privacy and security experts say that the API can be used in device fingerprinting.


Macs have typically been heralded as the more secure of the two main operating systems. But according to researchers, at the firmware level, that's not necessarily true.

 Just for fun...not really secure...but fun...

Encrypt/Decrypt any message to/from binary, base64, morse code, roman numbers, hexademical and more.


 Cuteness bomb went off. 3 casualties.


 Tubing on the ocean

  Life is getting tougher for renters, as rent hikes outpace wage gains - “Rents are insanely unaffordable on a historical basis in the United States right now”

 And I was worried they would hate each other.



New Tom Cruise Movie

Took the wife to a Saturday movie "mission impossible ."

She loved it! Now this is saying something when she raves about a dude flick.

It was the Opera scene and the incredible blend of non stop action along with the fact that Tom is now a man.

He doesn't have that youthful "I am the coolest guy around" smirk on his face anymore. Which of course gives his character more realism now.

Well done Tom!

Now if you could only get it right in real life.

Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life.

He said, "I am the door into the sheepfold, no man comes unto the Father but by Me."

There Is A Famine In The Land

Amos 8:11
11Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:

Millions have been spent on evangelistic enterprises since I first accepted Christ so long ago.

 There are hundreds of gospel messages on radio, television and the internet daily.

 Book shelves are full of Xthian materials telling every sort of angle point imaginable of how to do this and how to do that to increase your Xthian experience.

 Wonderfully eloquent preachers are everywhere.

There are large prosperous Xthian organizations all across our nation.

But where are those who can prophetically bring to us the Word of God?

Where are the prophets?

There is a vacuum in Christianity today.

There are missing persons...

Prophetic ministry is the recovery of God's full purpose and thoughts towards His people.

A handful of men and women turned their world upside down as they proclaimed the Lordship and Savior hood of Jesus Christ.

The book of Acts shows a people working together with a sense of purpose, not organizations with missionary enterprises throwing money and people around while the world is still not evangelized.

The institutionalism, ecclesiasticism, commercialism, organizationalism has not been able to do the work and purpose of God.

In the year that Paul the apostle died there were churches in Jerusalem, Nazareth, Caesarea, Antioch and all Syria; Galatia; Sardis, Laodicea, Ephesus and all the towns on the West coast throughout lesser Asis; in Philippi, Thessalonica, Athens, Corinth, and chief cities of the islands and the mainland of Greece; Rome, and the Western Roman Colonies; and in Alexandria.

How did a few unknown men and women, looked upon as poor and ignorant, associated with one 'Jesus of Nazareth'-which very designation was despicable in the minds of all reputable and influential people, accomplish so much?

With all that we have today, why can't we produce the same fruit?

Fast travel capabilities, instant communication, printed and recorded materials and such, and yet not much in the way of results.

The Word of God says...He gave some...prophets.

 People with a special function and faculty among God's people.

 Voices of interpretation and explanation, voices that interpret the mind of God to people.

Prophets bring a declaration and a pronouncement of God's mind to the course and drift of things to God's people.

 They bring about a clear view of the thoughts of God against the prevailing course of things.

God's purpose has to be reached in God's way and by God's means.

 Not by man's methods, ideas, programs and schemes.

God could have said to Moses, "build Me a tabernacle, OK?

I leave it to you how you do it, what you use, for you know what I am after.

 But God didn't do it that way.

 God did not leave a single detail up to Moses.

 Every peg, stitch and thread was dictated by God.

God sends His prophets where needed to bring about detailed knowledge of God's purposes and intentions.

 Only the Holy Spirit of God is acquainted with all the thoughts of God and He alone can speak and work and bring things about in true consistency with Divine principles.

The Church is the Body of Christ- a heavenly thing.

Not an earthly thing.

 It is related to Christ in Heaven, Christ the head.

The mind of God comes to us through the Holy Spirit.

 He is in charge, not man.

Therefore there is knowledge that is imparted to us by means of revelation and the Word of God.

With this knowledge we can be in conformity to God's thoughts.

So it is that often God uses people to remind us of His thoughts, eternal counsel and vision brought to us.

Those who are among us that God will use to speak His Words through, get our attention.

 We react to what they bring to us.

 We respond towards heaven.

We, as the Bride of Christ are uplifted to see Jesus our beloved.

We are brought into relationship with Christ.

Where are the prophets?

There is a famine in the land for the Word of the Lord!

David Sloane

And Another One Gone...

Another One Bites The Dust...And Another One Gone

Julia Roberts takes up Hinduism

Be Excellent

Be a blessing to others.

First off, I (David) am doing this on my own, because I think this is something worthy of our attention.

 I don't usually do this.

 But this is so needful in these days that we are in.

Let me explain...

I paint houses for a living.

 All of my customers pay me for what I do for them.
I never do what I do for them for no cost.

 I, like most house painters, can not afford to give away what I do for a living.

 I just simply can't do it.
It is not something I am called to do with my skills as a professional painter of houses.

Which brings me to my point. 

There are so many places where we send our gifts and offerings as Christians.

Some are very worthy and some are not so worthy.

 We want to be wise in where you share what God has given into our care as good stewards.
I know of one man who lives in a very awesome private community and is currently building a beautiful estate out in the desert.

 All on the gifts and offerings of other Christians.

 I know of another man who sends bibles printed in Chinese to China for those who are hungry for the Word of God, this same man supports children in Africa as if they were his very own family members.
Which one of these men would you support?

A no brainer for me...
If you are looking for a very worthy cause to invest your gifts and offerings in, a cause that actually helps people and doesn't build mansions and estates, then Genesis Counseling is that place.
Joe Dallas helps people through his counseling ministry.

 It is his job and it is his ministry.

He gets paid for it.
But unlike me, Joe also makes his services available to those in need.

 He helps those who are in financial distress.

 This is a personal sacrifice that he is willing to make on the behalf of others.

 He does this because he is a Christian man of God.

 But he needs our help to accomplish his task more fully then he could on his own.
" Your gift helps insure that we can continue to assist men and women in need, consult with Pastors and Church leaders when emergencies arise, and continue to develop and offer quality products and services to the Christian community."
If your of a mind to enter into the blessing of helping Joe to help others, here is how you can do that:
Thanks and God Bless you.

Joe Dallas was a principle minister in the original Shekinah Fellowship under Brant Baker's watch.

Today there are "Shekinah Fellowship" named places all over, where as under Brant Baker's period of time there was only one.

None of the Shekinah Fellowships are affiliated with Brant Baker's Shekinah Fellowship.

David Sloane

Respect God's Earth, His Creation

Ya, you heard right.

 What does a 'Christian miner' think about.

Will they be careful to do no harm to the earth or will they just do what it takes to obtain the goal?


Sunday, August 02, 2015

Sunday Wrapup

Job insecurity is the new norm.

Allison Pugh, professor of Sociology at University of Virginia, and author of The Tumbleweed Society: 

Working and Caring in an Age of Insecurity, says workers in the U.S. are caught up in a "one-way honor system," in which workers are beholden to employers. 

She says that the golden era when Americans could get a job, keep it, and expect to retire with an adequate pension are over.

 JP Morgan Chase has cut 20,000 from its workforce in the past 5 years, last year HP cut 34,000 jobs, and many others have announced layoffs.

 In this interview Pugh talks about the social effects of this "insecurity culture."


A Bridge To Connect Russia To America May One Day Exist

A plan for an epic bridge connecting Russia's easternmost border with Alaska's westernmost border could soon be a reality, as Russia seeks to partner with China.

 Sijutech reports: "If this mega bridge come to reality, it would be Planet Earth’s most epic mega-road trip ever. 

The plans have not been officially accepted since specific details of the highway still need to be discussed, including the large budget.

 Allegedly the plan will cost upwards in the trillions of dollars range."


A Man Walks To Russia From USA

Yes, this actually happened! 
Polar bears do it all the time.
He is walking in unbroken step around the entire globe. It is possible to journey by foot from the southern most point of South America back to England and leave behind you an unbroken trail of footprints!

It will take over fourteen years to complete, It will cover over 36,000 Miles.
 It will test one man's ability to go it alone and walk around the world, in one non-stop journey. 
 It is under way now and will provide one of the most interesting and captivating stories to be told.

Karl Bushby, a 38-year-old ex-paratrooper, is chasing that very dream to become the first person to complete an unbroken round the world walk.

He set off on 1st November 1998, he had completed over 17000 miles. 
 He returned home to Hull in 2012. 
All the adventures, trials, tribulations and magical moments are illustrated in his personal journals. 
Karl has already walked through South and Central America, North America and over the Bering Straits into Russia. 
Remember how I told you about the dude who actually walked to Russia from the USA?
Well...soon you can drive instead of walk.
 A billionaire wants to build a tunnel from Russia To Alaska.

A billionaire will dig a 4 lane tunnel linking Russia & US. 
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has fuelled talk of a massive tunnel between Europe and America by forking out $160 million on the world’s largest drill.
 The 19-metre giant will be the first drill capable of boring a four-lane tunnel.
One guy is not a happy Windows 10 camper.
Apparently Microsoft uses our bandwidth to update others on our dime and he don't like it... 

Francisco Hernandez. The coolest explorer you never heard of.

In the era right after Columbus, most people who traveled from Europe to the Americas had very specific agendas. They wanted money, or power, or land. And those are the names we know — Cortes, Pizarro, Cordoba. By contrast, Francisco Hernandez's name may not ring any bells — but his contributions were just as important, and a lot less bloody.
When ever I am out in the Desert at night i always wonder to myself how far away I could still see a candle light? 
Now I kind of know.


Deja Vu

They said they had spent over 800 hours perfecting this album. The tight vocals and excellent guitar work will attest to this...

ReleasedMarch 11, 1970
RecordedJuly - December, 1969 at Wally Heider's Studio C, San Francisco and Wally Heider's Studio III, Los Angeles

This is possibly one of the greatest albums to come out of the hippy generation.

Skinny homeless man who obviously doesn't get enough to eat sits down at a public piano and nails a "Styx" Song!

Over two million views of this video. When homeless man, Donald Gould, sat in front of the recently installed public piano in Sarasota, Florida, it was too beautiful to ignore.

Original Styx:
1977 A&M Records

Homeless dude:


Styx "I've got to much time on my "hands

They really were a great band in their time.

For Chuck Panozzo, Styx’s original bassist, his group’s “Mr. Roboto” was not just a catchy pop song about man’s future harmony with machines. It contained unintended truth.
He was a gay man still in the closet.

Styx "Can't find my way home."

The Grand Illusion is the seventh studio album by Styx, released in 1977 (see 1977 in music). It became the band's first Triple Platinum album, and spawned the Top 10 hit "Come Sail Away" and the Top 30 hit "Fooling Yourself".

The album was the subject of an episode of the US radio show In the Studio with Redbeard featuring interviews with several band members. 

Styx "Grand Illusions" Live

Styx "The Best Of Time"

Equality, They Don't Want It

Leviticus 19:36

Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am the LORD your God...
Proverbs 11:1

A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.
Proverbs 20:23

Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good.
Ezekiel 45:10

Ye shall have just balances

An idea whose time has come

For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress.

 Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire with the same pay after only one term, that they didn't pay into Social Security , that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws.

 The latest is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform...in all of its forms.

Somehow, that doesn't seem logical.

We do not have an elite that is above the law.

I truly don't care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent or whatever.

The self-serving must stop.

This is a good way to do that.

 It is an idea whose time has come.

Have each person contact a minimum of twenty people on their Address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.
In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one proposal that really should be passed around.
Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution
"Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States ."
You are one of my 20.

Wake up America... I can't imagine what might be considered unfair about this.

A friend sent this along to me.

I can't think of a reason to disagree.
I am sending this to virtually everybody on my e-mail list and that includes conservatives, liberals, and everybody in between.

Even though we disagree on a number of issues, I count all of you as friends.

My friend and neighbor wants to promote a "Congressional Reform Act." 

It would contain eight provisions, all of which would probably be strongly endorsed by those who drafted the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
I know many of you will say "this is impossible."

 Let me remind you, Congress has the lowest approval rating of any entity in Government.

 Now is the time when Americans will join together to reform Congress - the entity that represents us.
We need to get a Senator to introduce this bill in the US Senate and a Representative to introduce a similar bill in the US House.

These people will become American heroes.
Congressional Reform Act of 2015
1. Term Limits.

12 years only, one of the possible options below..
A. Two Six-year Senate terms

B. Six Two-year House terms

C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms
2. No Tenure / No Pension..
A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.
3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.
All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.
4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay ra ise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%..
6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/11.
The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.
Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.