Wednesday, May 31, 2006

How Deep The Father's Love For Us

How deep the Father's love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

I have a copy of these lyrics on my cube wall here at work to look at when I get frustrated, stressed out or when I need a good ole slap back into reality and focus on what really matters.

Penned by Stuart Townend around 1995, these words are equal in stature to some of the great hymns of the 18th and 19th century. There are not many examples of songs penned today that could hold a flame to the old hymns, but this one is certainly one of them.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Monday, May 08, 2006

Time for a real change in 2008

Since the so-called Republican revolution of ’94 there has been almost no progress in the abortion fight and other key conservative issues. We keep electing Republicans who call themselves conservatives only to find out that once they make their way down the halls of Washington, they morph into the very opposite ideology of what we elected.

Today’s Republicans are no different than the liberals they run against. The RINO’s (Republicans In Name Only) court the Christian votes because they know they can get it. It’s no different than the Democrats courting the black vote for the same purposes.

The only political party out there that screams conservative and conservative ideals and morals is the Constitution Party.

Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project is eyeing a presidential bid under the Constitution Party ticket. Here is a little of an interview with CP.

"Yes, indeed, we are interested," Clymer said. "Gilchrist spoke to us last weekend in Tampa and our people asked Jim then if he would be the candidate. We think it would be wonderful if Jim Gilchrist would seriously consider being our presidential candidate."

Gilchrist told WND the only candidate he would support as the Republican Party presidential nominee in 2008 was Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo.

"If John McCain enters the race for president," Gilchrist said. "I will definitely run. John McCain should have forfeited his right to run for president on the Republican Party the moment he put his name on immigration legislation with Sen. Ted Kennedy."

Gilchrist and the Constitution Party both agree on the need to secure the southern border with Mexico. Commenting on the street demonstrations planned for tomorrow, Gilchrist said they are nothing more than "a declaration that we are no longer a nation governed by the rule of law, but that we are being ruled by mob rule."

Asked whether he felt President Bush’s "guest worker" program or the administration’s "pathway to citizenship" were reasonable compromises, Gilchrist reacted sharply: "The Republican Party is going to pay a huge price for pandering to what they think is going to be an illegal-alien vote and for their reckless disregard for the rule of law. The Republican Party has sold out our sovereignty."

Gilchrist told WND that he thought his third-party candidacy could be viable, noting "the country is ready for a third-party candidate, just like the country was ready for Ross Perot in 1992."

I’m ready for a significant change in the direction of this country, are you? The republicans and the democrats are one in the same today. We need a Party that will take this country back to its roots; roots that are planted solidly in the Constitution.

For more information on the Constitution Party, follow this link.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Just wanted to let you all know I’m still alive. I have been out of town on business and absolutely too busy with life to sit down and post. Hopefully before the week is out I will get the fingers moving again and post again with some regularity.

Stay tuned.