February 25, 2005
Happy Birthday x2 special days  

Happy Birthday to two very special people. Mema (my mom's mother) and Christa's birthday is today.

Have a great day!

Posted by micah at 12:16 PM
February 17, 2005
Durham, NC RSDS , update  

It's that time again when I head off to Duke for my 4 weeks appointment. I go to get my prescription and chat with my doctor. I am going to talk to her about break through pain, which is, well pain that breaks through. I am going to see if she will proscribe something fast-acting that will take care of flare ups so I don't have to cry in bed. Maybe I won't miss so much church (as I have been lately).

Anyway, 3½ hours there and 3½ hours back or thereabout. My mother will be my driver; I don't drive much anymore. The appointment may or may not take more than 15 minutes. I'm not bitter really. I am very thankful that I have been able to go to Duke.

The real appointment is March 15. As I have no doubt begun to drive you crazy with reminding you. That is when I will see the doctor that will do the final procedure for the spinal cord stimulator.

Posted by micah at 01:44 AM
February 16, 2005
Favorite Poems 8 poetry  

Prayers of Steel ~ Carl Sandburg

Lay me on an anvil, O God.
Beat me and hammer me into a crowbar.
Let me pry loose old walls;
Let me lift and loosen old foundations.
Lay me on an anvil, O God.
Beat me and hammer me into a steel spike. 
Drive me into the girders that hold a skyscraper together.
Take red-hot rivets and fasten me into the central girders.
Let me be the great nail holding a skyscraper through blue nights
        into white stars.

This poem reminded me of this Ephesians 2 passage profoundly. This is the first time I've come across this Sandburg poem, so I don't have any idea of the context around it.

18For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 21in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. 22In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.
Posted by micah at 04:19 PM
February 14, 2005
E-Sword Modules. computers  

I finally got what I had been looking for! I have quite a few new modules for E-Sword (only the best computer bible software for free. Over 600 megs you can download to read and study God's Word.).

First of all I got early English translations.

  • Coverdale

  • Wycliffe

  • Tyndale

  • KJV-1611 (as opposed to the 1769 we normally use)

I already had the Geneva Bible.

Then I got the LXX keyed to Strongs. Now, I have the LXX interlinear, but it is in PDF format (there is an online version too, but having it in E-Sword makes it so convenient).

And now for the NT:
The Combined Greek NT--

MM: 1550 Stephens TR, 1894 Scrivner TR, Byzantine Majority, and Alexandrian.
And the Scrivner TR Interlinear.

Here's the link for E-Sword if you would like to check it out.
e-Sword Home - the best free Bible study software for Windows

Posted by micah at 02:30 PM
Visiting Narnia entertainment  

World Magazine Online

Looks like Narnia might be a nice place to visit after all.

Posted by micah at 02:15 PM
February 11, 2005
VOTD x 2 bible thoughts  

I have to continue posting these to remember. If you don't understand why see this post from 2 days ago when God reminded me "what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge..." (Ephesians 3:18-19).

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;”
(1 Corinthians 13:4,5)
Posted by micah at 05:09 AM
February 10, 2005
VOTD bible thoughts  
“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.”
(1 Corinthians 13:1-3)
Posted by micah at 03:50 PM
February 09, 2005
with everlasting love conlangs , through the glass  

I was having a very difficult time this week and last. I was struggling spiritually and physically; I was so tired. This morning was particularly bad. I decided to work on my language, and stumbled upon this line I had written. Licalna, Lisano voal eïrànhal everas tede eïrànhala. It means, O son, He has loved you with everlasting love. I couldn't help but remember that God is love. And He is our Source of strength and comfort. I wrote this simple poem this morning as a reminder. It is more of a poem in my language than English though.

Entano tede atieïrànne.
	«Me tede abaeïrànne.»
Licalna, Lisano voal eïrànhal everas tede eïrànhala.
Eïrànrènti tede Entano!
	«Meo dià Tede ýbaeïrànno!»
God loved you.
	"I loved you."
O child, He has loved you with everlasting love.
God Himself loves you!
	"Therefore, I will love Him!"
Posted by micah at 07:50 AM
February 07, 2005
32341 books  

Study Bible I used Joy's referral code to enter the contest, but now I have my own code. So if you don't know Joy or if you are my family member please use this banner to enter the contest if you are interested. The prize is a Reformation Study Bible (ESV) and R.C. Sproul's The Holiness of God. My referral ID is 32341. The banner should automatically include it.

Posted by micah at 05:32 PM
February 06, 2005
Worthy The Lamb! Lord's Day Reflections , music  

I absolutely love the song Worthy The Lamb on SoundForth's When Jesus Comes CD.
Here are the lyrics for you:

John Kent (1766-1843)

'TIS the church triumphant singing,
Worthy the Lamb!
Heaven throughout with praises ringing,
Worthy the Lamb!
Thrones and powers before Him bending;
Odours sweet, with voice, ascending;
Swells the chorus never-ending,
Worthy the Lamb!

2 Every kindred, tongue, and nation,
Worthy the Lamb!
Join to sing the great salvation,
Worthy the Lamb!
Loud as mighty thunders roaring,
Floods of mighty waters pouring,
Prostrate at His feet adoring,
Worthy the Lamb!

3Harps and songs forever sounding,
Worthy the Lamb.
Mighty grace o'er sin abounding,
Worthy the Lamb.
By His blood He dearly bought us,
Wandering from the fold He sought us,
And to glory faithful brought us,
Worthy the Lamb.

4 Sing with blest anticipation,
Worthy the Lamb!
Through the vale of tribulation,
Worthy the Lamb!
Sweetest notes, all notes excelling,
On His love for ever dwelling,
Still untold, though ever telling,

Worthy the Lamb!

Posted by micah at 07:47 PM
February 05, 2005
comments are back up blogging  

My comments are working now as usual. If you have any more trouble with them just send me an e-mail. Also you can use the javascript buttons to enter links, blockquotes, etc. It should be working as well. I will design some new buttons though, the ones I did this morning are pretty dinky.

Posted by micah at 04:00 AM
February 04, 2005
remembering through the glass  

Today has been the weirdest day. A day that makes me glad I know God, and a day that makes me wish I knew Him better.

Posted by micah at 11:59 AM