Virus & Malware Removal Job

One of my close personal friends works at a small business where they often have technical problems. Previously I’ve set up their wireless network, connected network printers, cleaned and repaired and fixed their computers numerous times. Recently I asked them to have the business pay for my services. I thought of it like this: would one of my friends do something for the company I worked at for free – something of significant value – simply because I worked there? Very likely not. So I thought it would be fair to set a reasonable (low) rate for them and if they needed me I’d come fix things. Today I got my first job. Completed Malware / Virus shut down!

It took two hours but I fixed it and got everything working and I made a small sum (that makes a big difference for my budget!) and the company got a very good deal on the rate and a fixed computer. Blessings all around!

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Two Meals = $4.28

Last year I went to the local NHL club’s final home game. I was intrigued so I went to the season ticket counter to ask about the costs of game tickets. While I couldn’t justify the high costs I did notice that the lady had a huge stack of free taco coupons on her counter. She said I was welcome to as many as I liked so I took about 25.

Today when I needed to get lunch on the way to work (I was working late) I stopped by that taco place and bought a couple small items and got the free taco. The total was $2.38 for three value menu items. Bonus blessing: the manager who took my payment let me keep the coupon for next time! I then went across the street to redeem another coupon for a free 44 ounce drink and there the carhop also let me keep my coupon (I did not ask!)

At dinner time I decided to go back to that same taco place as I had a coupon for a free item of any kind (not a meal) and chose a steak burrito. (They took the coupon this time!) Then I went to another place and got some tots to go with it. I spent $2 on dinner.

So $4.28 got me three value items, a steak burrito, a 44 ounce drink and tots plus I still have the free taco coupon! I know that I would be tempted to dismiss these kinds of things as the fruit of my labor. After all, I sent in the feedback that got the free item of any kind, and I picked up the free taco coupons and I took the survey for the free drink. But how can I do anything without God sustaining me? Doesn’t he hold all things together and didn’t he give me all my faculties and abilities?

Could anyone get all these things without God? No. But you could think so. But the missing piece in theology like that is that God is good to all of us – even those who don’t want to recongize it.

So praise God for a full day’s worth of food for less than $5!

Birthday Presents

My wife got her birthday present in the mail today. When it was coming up to her birthday I wasn’t actually able to spend any money on her. But recently at work I had taken on an additional task that had really paid off for the business and at the beginning of December my business decided to recognize me with $100 in unexpected gift certificate money! Spending time together is one of my wife’s favorite things. Another is a mozzarella tomato sandwich at a chain restaurant. So I spent that $100 on a pile of gift cards to restaurants that we could go spend date night at and also 3 or 4 visits to get that special sandwich!

She loved that gift but there was another that she loved even more. She has a 90-year-old grandmother who she visits once a year. This year we were not going to be able to buy the tickets because of our tight budget. But several unexpected financial bonuses came in all in December that allowed us to buy that ticket for her!

God is good!

Has God Spoken? Final Exam

has-god-spokenThis term at Springhouse Worship & Arts Center, I’m teaching Has God Spoken? a class on how to interpret the Bible correctly and also how we know we can trust the Bible.

In week 7 we work through a recap of this 7 week study of interpreting the Bible from Hank Hanegraaff’s Has God Spoken?

If you have trouble streaming the audio, then right-click it and download the MP3. Contact me if you can’t get the audio to work and I’ll send it to you.

Has God Spoken w7 audio.
Has God Spoken w7 worksheet (PowerPoint).

The Synergy Principle

has-god-spokenThis term at Springhouse Worship & Arts Center, I’m teaching Has God Spoken? a class on how to interpret the Bible correctly and also how we know we can trust the Bible.

In week 6 we work through the Synergy Principle of interpreting the Bible from Hank Hanegraaff’s Has God Spoken?

If you have trouble streaming the audio, then right-click it and download the MP3. Contact me if you can’t get the audio to work and I’ll send it to you.

Has God Spoken w6 audio.
Has God Spoken w6 worksheet (PowerPoint).

The Historical Principle

has-god-spokenThis term at Springhouse Worship & Arts Center, I’m teaching Has God Spoken? a class on how to interpret the Bible correctly and also how we know we can trust the Bible.

In week 5 we work through the Historical Principle of interpreting the Bible from Hank Hanegraaff’s Has God Spoken?

If you have trouble streaming the audio, then right-click it and download the MP3. Contact me if you can’t get the audio to work and I’ll send it to you.

Has God Spoken w5 audio.
Has God Spoken w5 worksheet (PowerPoint).

The Grammatical Principle

has-god-spokenThis term at Springhouse Worship & Arts Center, I’m teaching Has God Spoken? a class on how to interpret the Bible correctly and also how we know we can trust the Bible.

In week 4 we work through the Grammatical Principle of interpreting the Bible from Hank Hanegraaff’s Has God Spoken?

If you have trouble streaming the audio, then right-click it and download the MP3. Contact me if you can’t get the audio to work and I’ll send it to you.

Has God Spoken w4 audio.
Has God Spoken w4 worksheet (PowerPoint).

The Literal Principle

has-god-spokenThis term at Springhouse Worship & Arts Center, I’m teaching Has God Spoken? a class on how to interpret the Bible correctly and also how we know we can trust the Bible.

In week 3 we work  through the Literal Principle of interpreting the Bible from Hank Hanegraaff’s Has God Spoken?

If you have trouble streaming the audio, then right-click it and download the MP3. Contact me if you can’t get the audio to work and I’ll send it to you.

Has God Spoken w3 audio.
Has God Spoken w3 worksheet.

Manuscript Copyists

has-god-spokenThis term at Springhouse Worship & Arts Center, I’m teaching Has God Spoken? a class on how to interpret the Bible correctly and also how we know we can trust the Bible.

Week 2 starts in on the text at hand, Hank Hanegraaff’s Has God Spoken?, on the topic of Manuscript Copyists.

If you have trouble streaming the audio, then right-click it and download the MP3. Contact me if you can’t get the audio to work and I’ll send it to you.

Has God Spoken w2 audio.
Has God Spoken w2 worksheet.