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Days of the Week Theme, Day V: Friday Favorites!

Friday Favorites!It’s Friday Favorites!!!!!

Today we meet Chris Rice, read his favorite verse, and listen to a silly song he wrote. ūüôā

First, the song.¬† Get ready to join in.¬† Come on! It’s Friday!!!

He doesn’t look like someone who’d write a silly song like that, does he.¬† At least not in this picture.¬†

Here’s another¬†one…

He wrote this¬†beautiful song also.¬† It’s signed in ASL (American Sign Language) in this video,¬†one of my favorite languages…

And here’s Chris Rice’s favorite verse:

¬†Psalm 71:17-18¬†“Since my youth, O God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.¬† Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come.”¬†¬†¬† That’s a beautiful prayer, I think.

So, let’s pray it together —¬† The¬†Chris Rice Psalm 71 Cowabunga-luyah Prayer (come on, it’s Friday!):

¬†Oh, Father, You have performed soooo many marvelous deeds for me, my family,¬†for sooo many people in the world.¬†¬†Open my mouth to declare your praise!¬† Scooby-dooby-doo-yah!¬† In Jesus’ name, amen!”

Tha-that, tha-that, tha-that’s all folks!

Friday Favorites: Ambush Makeovers

Friday Favorites!

It’s Friday Favorites! and I’ve decided to share two of mine with you ~~ Romans 10¬†¬† and Ambush Makeovers¬†(hint: click on “Ambush Makeovers”)

Ambush Makeover, Today Show

Ambush Makeover, Today Show

I love Ambush Makeovers! A frumpy woman off the street gets “ambushed” by the Today Show and transformed into¬†ooh la la.¬† If you clicked on the link above you know what I mean.

A perfect picture of my fave verse for this Friday: “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”¬† Romans 10:9-10

What’s your Friday Favorite?!

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Don’t be shy!

                                                         Testify!

Friday Favorites

On Fridays I like to share favorite verses.¬†But I missed this Friday ūüė¶ so am posting this on a rainy Saturday instead.¬† Last week¬†I posted ¬†Mr. Rogers’¬†favorite Bible passage and a really interesting picture of him with a gorlla.¬† This week, we’ll look at¬†¬†two WWII heros from opposite sides of¬†Pearl Harbor and¬†the verses that¬†lead them¬†both to the safe harbor of God’s love.

First, let’s meet¬†¬†Jacob DeShazer.¬† He was a young soldier on KP duty,

peeling potatoes when he heard about Pearl Harbor.¬† Ironically, rotten potato soup is what he’d be eating less than a year later in a dimly lit cell as a Japanese prisoner of war…

Under the command of Colonel Jimmey Doolittle, 16 B-52 Bombers and¬†a combined crew of 80 brave “Doolittle Raiders”¬†made ¬†a daring fly-over¬†attack of¬†¬†Japan ¬†in the dark of night. The plan was to rendevous after bombing key locations in Tokyo, factories and such, at a safe location in China, but the planes ran out of fuel forcing one to land in the Soviet Union, while the rest were “lost over China”.¬†¬† Deshazer and his crew were¬†captured after parachuting from their planes over Japan-occupied territory.¬† The angry Japanese took out there vengeance on the men who’d bombed their homeland with 40 months of¬† repeated tortures, starvation, and solitary confinement.¬†

Three of the crew members were executed and one died slowly of malnutrition. 

Deshazer: “My hatred for the enemy nearly drove me crazy.¬† My thoughts turned toward what I’d heard about Chrisianity changing hatred between human beings into a real brotherly love.¬† I begged my captors for a Bible.”

Let’s leave Deshazer for a moment to meet our other war hero, ¬†Mitsuo Fachida, the Japanese pilot who lead the planes that¬†bombed Pearl Harbor¬†with that famous cry, “Tora! Tora! Tora! (Tiger! Tiger! Tiger!)”.¬† He was very near and dear to the hearts of the Japanese people after his exploits, but his heart was far from the Lord.¬† Fachida was revered almost as much as the emperor, whom¬†the Japanese worshipped as a God.

Here’s a short video intro to Mr. Fachido:

 

Now, let’s hear Jacob Deshazer tell in his own words how God miraculously brought these two men together, and the verses that touched their hearts:

 

Jacob Deshazer’s verse: “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.¬† For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” Romans 10:9-10

Mutsuo Fachida’s verse: “Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” Luke 23:34 KJV

You can read Mr. Deshazer’s story in more detail here and his mother’s sweet account of her faith and relentless prayer for her son at the bottom under the heading, “I am the Praying Mother of Jacob Deshazer.” (very sweet ūüôā )

Do you know the God of all men, Japanese, American, English, African… Click here to meet the One Who’s got the whole world in His hands.

 

Friday Favorites!

Friday Favorites!Back by popular demand, it’s Friday Favorites!¬† (cheers, confetti, horns)

My sister suggested I share famous people’s favorite verses.¬† I thought that was a great idea.¬† We’ll start this week with Mr. Rogers…

Mr. Roger’s was an amazing human being. He was so calming and likeable.¬† Even gorillas could chat with him!¬† What was¬†Fred Roger’s ¬†favorite verse or passage?¬† 1 Corinthians 1:20-31 (click to read entire passage)

Here’s some highlights: “Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?…

“For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength” (:25)

“But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things-and the things that are not-to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before Him.” (:27-28)

Here’s what Mr. Rogers had to say about it: “Whenever I write a script or a song or walk into the studio for a taping, I pray, ‘Let some word that is heard be thine.’¬† That’s all that really matters.” **

I like that, “Let some word that is heard be thine.”¬† That’s what I pray for Gloriadelia.

Any thoughts on Mr. Roger’s favorite verses? What’s your favorite verse or passage?¬† Don’t be shy. Testify!

**http://www.lubbockonline.com/new/011897/christia.htm