Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 23, 2005

Kind of Speechless

Jasper Speaks:

Uh ... I think you may just have to read THIS yourself.

Things that make you go HUH?
How Did That Happen?

Jasper Speaks:

Oddly enough I was just alerted that my name comes up on a search engine search that leads people to a site that says that Jesus is not the only way to Heaven. I am not sure how that happened. When I went to the site my name appeared no where in the text and I am wondering if whoever did this has linked other Youth Pastor's names into their meta language that web spiders read to include you in search engines. If you are in ministry you might want to goggle your name and see if it happens to you as well.

As for me, let me be clear and plain on this issue. This is my blog where I, Jasper Rains, am the sole author. I believe that there is only one way to eternal life. I believe that Jesus Christ, God's only son and the one God-man who lived without sin is the one and ONLY --- I repeat --- ONLY way to Heaven. He is not the same as Buddha, Krishna, or Mohammed. He is Jesus Christ, God. The ONLY way to salvation is to repents of your sins, believe that JESUS CHRIST IS GOD'S ONLY SON and God himself in human form and commit to living a life of following Jesus and His Word as recorded in the infallible Holy Bible.

That's all I have to say on that. I am going to be e-mailing the webmaster of that site and demanding he remove me from any references to that site. JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY!!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Which Peanuts Character Is Jasper?

The Quiz Speaks:


You are Schroeder!

Which Peanuts Character are You?
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Jasper Speaks:

This works out pretty well since Kendra always says that if she were a cartoon character she would be Lucy! Must be true love!

Which Spiritual Type Is Jasper?

The Quiz Speaks:

You are a Lover, a feeling type, whose spirituality comes primarily from the heart or emotions. You value freedom, independence, and spontaneity. Along with your gift of enthusiasm, you show us how to have fun and appreciate beauty. More than any other type, you know how to experience joy. This puts you in a unique position to experience God in the moment, to revel in what is happening around you, and to be in the present tense.

To Lovers, God is a nurturing parent. Prayer for you is often extemporaneous, speaking to God about what is on your heart at the moment. Music moves you deeply; so does heartfelt preaching and worship. You believe that real faith must be shared. Consequently, many Lovers are interested in missions or in spreading the Gospel through the media. You are passionate about holy living.

On the other hand, a Lover's impulsive behavior can get you in trouble. You sometimes focus on satisfying immediate desires to the detriment of investing in longer term needs. You have been known to exude a "holier-than-thou" attitude toward other spiritual types. That does not endear you to us. Guard against thinking that to be right everyone else must share a spiritual experience similar to yours. You also may need permission to acknowledge anger, disappointment, sadness, and doubt, and to allow yourself to be less than ideal.

Learn about other types:
Sage Prophet Lover Mystic

Famous Lovers:
Snoopy Aunt Bee Alanis Morissette Billy Graham Julia Butterfly Hill Andrea Bochelli Joey Tribbiani His Holiness, Mary Magdelene Captain Kirk Ida Mae Brown (in Ghost)

Read about some Saints who were Lovers

What is your Spiritual type?

Jasper Speaks:

Wow! I would say this is pretty right on about me. It's not easy being so loving! LOL!
Which Christmas Carol Is Jasper?

The Quiz Speaks:

Your Christmas Song Is

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It's the most wonderful time of the year
With the kids jingle-belling
And everyone telling you
Be of good cheer
It's the most wonderful time of the year

Hands down, Christmas is your favorite holiday ever
And you always enjoy every moment of it

Jasper Speaks:
Funny, I always feel more like Birthday Of A King.
The Best Reason I Am An English Teacher


You Failed 8th Grade Math

Oh no, you only got 6/10 correct!

Jasper Speaks:

Uh ... at my school 60 is a D so technically I DID pass! Yeah math was never my best subject and honestly I just gave up in the middle and started randomly filling in circles. That method didn't help me on the ACT either.
School Teaching And The Lack Of Blogging

Jasper Speaks:

So it has been SO long since I last wrote. Things have been very busy. I am officially halfway through the first week of my Christmas vacation. As of today all of my Christmas shopping is finished and I finally have time to breathe.

God has been good to us! We are looking forward to our first Christmas with family in six years. Although that event comes with the usual family stress and goofiness, we are grateful to be back in Missouri this season.

God has taught us so much in the year we have been out of full-time ministry. In all He has done, He has remained faithful to us. We are itching to return to full-time service but want it to come completely on God's terms not ours.

I hope I can get a few more entries in over the next few days. I have missed the opportunity to "speak" here. I hope you all are having a great Christmas season!