Archive for April, 2011

Best Bible Ever

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Cambridge Pitt Minion ESV Bible

I’m picky when it comes to Bibles. Binding has to be good, cover has to be perfect, margins can’t be too small, font can’t be some stupid modern nonsense, and the paper can’t be too thin or transparent. So this is just a quick note to plug an amazing good Bible, the Cambridge Pitt Minion.  You can even pick from major translations: mine is the ESV, my sister’s is the NIV, and there are also NKJV, NASB, and NLT options available.

Having used this as my primary Bible for two and a half years, I have to say this is the absolute best Bible I’ve ever owned. Quality leather that feels and looks nice and handles well. Sewn binding that is strong and permits the Bible to lay open flat (without holding) pretty much from beginning to end. Clear and crisp text, nice formatting and layout. The Bible has held up excellently.

One caveat for the potential buyer is that it is smaller than one might expect. I’m young, I can afford small text. But if somebody made this Bible just like it is, only 25% larger, I’d jump for it in a heartbeat.

I’m not getting paid for a review. I just really like my Bible!

Dirty Solutions to Tricky Problems

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Homeowners with Pest Infestations Need to Know About Do It Yourself Pest Control

Are nasty pests keeping you from enjoying your otherwise lovely home? Well, it’s time to do something about it. If you choose to take matters into your own hands there are some things you need to know about do it yourself pest control. Homeowners can all attest that after shelling out the cash to own your own place, you do not want to spend tons more. Especially if that mistake can be easily avoided. Let us help you avoid these issues when performing pest control at your home. Check out the latest fuze bug reviews.

Health Risks of Pesticides

It is no secret that pesticides can have long lasting harmful effects on people and animals. The warnings on their labeling make this quite clear. Some of the more minor risks of using pesticides include headaches and nausea. This is certainly the case if the pesticide is ingested or if the user spends too much time in close contact with it while performing some do it yourself pest control. The more lasting effects of pesticides can be as dangerous as cancer. Make sure you read all labels and exercise extreme caution when using any pesticide product.

Choosing the Right Pest Control Products

However dangerous, pesticides can be one of the most effective ways to implement do it yourself pest control. Many of them can be easily purchased at a local grocery store or home and garden retailer. The issue is that while they are effective they can be harmful to people and animals. A less toxic solution for this problem is to go with a biological pesticide. It is made from bio-matter such as plants, animals and other naturally occurring materials. This way you can keep you and your loved ones safe but also eliminate those unwanted pests.

Experienced Pest Control Technicians

While do it yourself pest control remains an option for you, there is no substitute for contacting a trained and seasoned professional. In the great state of Florida there are none more willing to work alongside you than Florida Environmental Pest Management. Contacting them will allow to have an expert evaluate and recommend treatment and prevention for years to come. They are here to take care of you.

Affordable Pest Control Services

Going with an affordable pest control service will ensure your safety without putting you out too much coin. Pests that the Florida Environmental Pest Management specializes in are roaches, ants, silverfish and spiders. The methods that they use are pet friendly and use eco-friendly products for an environmentally conscious process. Do it yourself pest control might make you feel accomplished but these trained professionals will complete the task with guaranteed efficiency without needing to come to your house every month.

No matter what you decide make sure and carefully review all labels and warnings. Go into all do it yourself pest control with a respect for nature and the safety of your house. If you ever feel overwhelmed with the DIY  pest control approach, contact a trained professional and get setup with an appointment to nip all your pest problems in the bud.

Our Only Deliverer

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

(Sermon preached at Wyoming Ave. Baptist Church, April 3, 2011)

Introduction

A. The story

John 6:16-21

When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum.  It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.  The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing.  When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were frightened.  But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.”  Then they were glad to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.

B. Immediate context – it’s a sandwich!

The text we are considering is a relatively short passage, just 6 verses.  Whenever we begin a study, we examine where a section fits in the narrative, in the larger study of the particular book, and in the Bible, in God’s story as a whole.

Right before this passage is the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000.  Right after this passage is the sermon that explains that particular miracle.  Jesus explains how he is the true bread from heaven – not just the new provider of manna, but the manna itself.  So the story of Jesus walking on water fits between the miracle of bread and the sermon on bread.  In effect, it’s a sandwich!

So how does this particular “meat” speaks to the “bread” that surrounds it.  I’ll tell you right up front.  In the miracle of the new manna, Jesus demonstrates to the crowd that he is indeed the prophet like Moses that God had promised.  But what he reveals to his disciples is that he is more than a bigger Moses – he is almighty God.

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