VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
February 10

"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad."
- 2 Corinthians 5:10 -

"Just think about the situation Christ's disciples were in after He left them. Here was a group of peasants, powerless, up against the most powerful empire in the world. Possible prison time was the very least of their worries. They knew that torture and execution could be in their future if they refused to stop preaching the name of Jesus Christ. But they couldn't stop. To a man, they kept talking about Christ's life, death, and resurrection to anyone who would listen. None of them would deny or retract their story. Eventually, just as the authorities had threatened, most of them were executed for it. But still, all of them maintained to the very end that Jesus had risen from the dead—that they had seen Him, touched Him, talked with Him. What would inspire men to suffer and die for a belief? Only one thing—the absolute certainty that their belief was true... Which leads me inescapably to one conclusion: Jesus' resurrection was not a lie. These apostles would have turned state's evidence in a heartbeat, copped a plea, unless they had seen the risen Christ in the flesh... Their courage, their steadfastness, proves that their story is the truth. And that makes it a truth worth living—and dying—for."
- Chuck Colson -

2006

I'm in such a witch mood today, no reason, no cause, just am and that is just the way it is

2005

"But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die."
- Ezekiel 18:21 -

2004

sometimes when the silence speaks it whispers words of hope and joy
sometimes when the silence speaks it screams of heartache and pain
sometimes when the silence speaks it speaks the heart and knows the soul

2003

days spent in dreamlike states, wasted and useless

2002

another day without events nor excitement, just a day of being, a passing of hours, a waste of my life or a refreshing? that is my question to ponder today.

2001

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
- Malcolm X -

2000

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson -

1999

In my dreams I saw a face
One with a smile and a tender embrace
Upon my face did shine
a look of love from another time

For an instant I remembered the feel
of happiness and joy that was so real
Then as the clock stuck the hour
I lost it all and my world wilted like the flower

1998

He wrote the words in Stone
He touched my heart in the most tenderest of ways
He gave me the strength and the will to go on
Who is He?
My Savior Jesus Christ and our Father, God Above.

*Smiles*

1997

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
- Abraham Lincoln -