Musings of a Recovering Lutheran: November 2011
O LORD, God of my salvation,
         I have cried out day and night before You.
Let my prayer come before You;
         Incline Your ear to my cry. 

Psalm 88:1-2 (NKJV)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Today's verse

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6 (KJV)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Movie night

Desert Fox (1951).

Today's verse

O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

Psalm 104:24 (KJV)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Today's verse

Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: and call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.


Psalm 50:14-15 (KJV)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Update on Asia Bibi



Former minister Sherry Rehman has been appointed Pakistan's ambassador to the United States. Rehman has worked to reform Pakistan's draconian blasphemy laws.

Key quote:

A British newspaper had reported that with two of three Pakistani politicians who opposed the blasphemy law assassinated, friends of Sherry Rehman now fear for her life. She has been advised by government ministers to leave Pakistan, the report said. (Note: the two murdered political leaders are Punjab governor Salman Taseer and minorities minister Shahbaz Bhatti)

For those who do not know who she is, here is the story about Asia Bibi's unjust imprisonment and death sentence for "blasphemy" against the Prophet Muhammad.

Please continue to pray for Asia Bibi and her family.

Good news from Michigan!

Two abortion centers, the Health Care Clinic in Delta Township and the Women’s Choice Clinic in Saginaw, have been closed. The closure resulted from a lawsuit filed in Eaton County Circuit Court by Bill Schuette, the Attorney General for the state of Michigan.

Key quote:

The action comes as the result of an Attorney General investigation into allegations of improper medical records disposal at the clinics. In addition to the lawsuit filed today, Schuette referred evidence uncovered by investigators suggesting possible regulatory violations to the Bureau of Health Systems and the Bureau of Health Professionals, agencies within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

Today, Schuette’s office informed LifeNews that the permanent dissolution of Health Care Clinic, of Delta Township, and the affiliated Women’s Choice Clinic, of Saginaw, has taken place. The top attorney said they had been “operating without the proper physician ownership required by State law.”

Despite its brave talk about "comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable", the secular media is too often the docile and obedient bootlickers of powerful lobbying groups like the abortion industry. The close of these two abortion centers represents an actual victory for the weak and powerless.

Please pray for those who fight against the genocide of abortion.

UPDATE: the HTML code for the link has been fixed.

Today's verse

But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.

Jonah 2:9 (KJV)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy birthday Tanzania!

Mungu ibariki Tanzania!

Persecution of Christians in Kenya

Former Somali converts from Islam living in Kenya find themselves still in danger.

Please pray for Christians facing persecution.

Today's verse

As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

Colossians 2:6-7 (KJV)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Today's verse

One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established. If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong; then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges, which shall be in those days; and the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and hath testified falsely against his brother; then shall ye do unto him, as he had thought to have done unto his brother: so shalt thou put the evil away from among you.

Deuteronomy 19:15-19 (KJV)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Movie night

Texas Rangers (1936).

Today's verse

Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee. Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.


Psalm 102:1-2 (KJV)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Today's verse

And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.

Matthew 14:14 (KJV)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Reading list

Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz, by Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird.

Today's verse

O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed. My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long? Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.


Psalm 6:1-4 (KJV)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Today's verse

Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

Isaiah 40:28 (KJV)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Update on Asia Bibi



Asia Bibi remain unbroken. Her faith in Christ sustains her.

For those who do not know who she is, here is the story about Asia Bibi's unjust imprisonment and death sentence for "blasphemy" against the Prophet Muhammad.

Please continue to pray for Asia Bibi and her family.

Today's verse

Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.

Psalm 35:1 (KJV)