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GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander
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GOD's COUNTRY 2004 by Vander

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Based in part on my trip across the USA, summer 2004, a mission/evangelism endeavor I entitled "God's Country" & also created a video in the process (coming to YouTube soon, I hope). This trip …

Based in part on my trip across the USA, summer 2004, a mission/evangelism endeavor I entitled "God's Country" & also created a video in the process (coming to YouTube soon, I hope). This trip included handing out pocket Bibles, evangelical/inspirational material & also finding historical sites, passing by the homes of former classmates and/or acquaintances, many in Grand Rapids, but also in other cities & states (using an alumni directory as a guide). & then I wrapped it all up into this powerpoint presentation which, until recently, I couldn't find--but just yesterday (3/5/10) found the only remaining CD version of it at my Mustard Seed Ministries headquarters (altho many people "out there" also have a copy--if they didn't throw it away). But now it is preserved online (if it works online) & i hope you find it interesting & edifying--for the Glory of God. Thanks for watching. MAN Vander

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  • From Left to Right 1)@Seven Falls in Colorado Springs 2)Also @ Seven Falls in Colorado Springs; 3) @ Independence Pass Above Aspen, Colorado; 4) @Calico Ghost Town
  • From Left to Right 1)@Seven Falls in Colorado Springs 2)Also @ Seven Falls in Colorado Springs; 3) @ Independence Pass Above Aspen, Colorado; 4) @Calico Ghost Town
  • @Kachina Bridge in Bridges National Park
  • Top Left Corner: Bottom Left: Assumption Greek Orthodox in Denver, CO
  • @aKiva In Edge of Cedars Museum, Blanding, Utah
  • @aKiva In Edge of Cedars Museum, Blanding, Utah
  • @aKiva In Edge of Cedars Museum, Blanding, Utah
  • The Holy Spirit does not ignore “natural revelation”. I went to the Dinosaur Museum in Blanding, Utah because I wanted to know more about the history of dinosaurs. They were a real and actual part of our world at one time. The Bible does not deny that.
  • @Dinosaur Museum in Blanding, Utah
  • @Dinosaur Museum in Blanding, Utah
  • @Kok Road in Randolph Wisconsin
  • 1) (Left) A Pittsburgh Church on July 8, 2004; 2)(Middle)@Rushmore Cave on June 21, 2004 3) (Right) @ the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs
  • 1) 1 st CRC Edgerton, June 24, 2004 2) 1 st CRC in Grand Rapids, Michigan on July 4, 2004; 3) First Roman Catholic Settlement South of Quantico, Virginia; 4) 1 st CRC on July 4, 2004
  • 1) A Church I Came Across on June 17, 2004; 2) A Memorial Commemorating 9-11-01 @ Hudson & Grand in Jersey City on July 12, 2004, Across from Where the World Trade Center used to be; 3) A Church I Came Across on July 9, 2004
  • Top Left is a Church in Milwaukee, Bottom left is the Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Bottom Middle is Arcadia University near Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia, Bottom Right is a Mennonite Church on July 9, 2004; , Top Right is a Replica of Thoreau’s House by Walden Pond,
  • On top left is a church in Denver Colorado, bottom left is Volga CRC, bottom right is the Basilica of St. Jehosophat,
  • 1) A Statute of Billy the Kid in Hico, Texas; 2) On the Black Hills Train; 3) @Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor in LeMars, Iowa on June 24, 2004.
  • 2) Bottom Left: Bob Crow’s Son @ Grace CRC in Grand Rapids, Michigan, July 4, 2004;3) Boy Selling Cherries on June 15, 2004 Between Los Angeles and Sacramento; 4) @Bridal Veil Falls on the Mississippi River on June
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  • 52 Day Journal       Day 1, Tuesday, June 15, 2004----Jack was a pretty boy controlled by mama. .. at some point they had to begin negative campaigning to try to rescue themselves from the truth . Confessions of a sub. Day 1 on the Road, 8 a.m. at the grapevine//exit Gorman at 824 a.m.//Entering Kern City at 827 a.m.///Fort Tejon State Historical Park///Smell of Truck Brakes//Highway 5 North///Beholden to no one but God//grape vines & crop duster at 9 a.m.// Temblor Ridge just a ridge//all part of the san Joaquin Valley//car had defective tape player…//MM Jackson Browne tape//potato truck at 1015 a.m.Kings County at 1019 am//Griselda at Bakersfield Shell//.. 1132 a.m entering Fresno County just passed Coalinga..the five freeway   9runs alongside the California Aqueduct.. on the other side is the Diablo range /1:30 preaching Dub//This explains Tt1’s affection for grapevine//My seatbelt is on//at the Coalinga Exit I bought cherries///finished cherries at 1126 a.m.///terrible road//Merced County at 1210 pm///1230 pm at Santa Nella///around 1:30 this is Alameda County (Lathrop)///MM the kids in the fountain at Stockton//Nice civic center in Stockton//Dubbing selected sermons//El Dorado County/ Desolation Wilderness Area, Pollock Pine// Silverfork at 716 p.m.// Lake Tahoe at 834 p.m. //Lakers get crushed to lose finals 87-100, /Slept in Toiyabe Natl Forest the first evening/     Day 2, Wednesday, June 16, 2004----/Sent letter to Mr. Bibb at Byrd Middle School at 553 a.m. (and a minisack to Lilah)//Sent the Sermon DVD to Schuster at908 am from downtown Reno///I’m leaving Reno at 950 a.m. ///(you can go rafting in Reno .. on the Humboldt river??)Passing by the Trinity Range Is this the Humboldt River? My reply brief is due July 9---I guess they have held the opening brief from February—the defendants brief is due on June 29//On the other side is the Still water Range//and this is Pershing County//I left on HB somewhere at 1223 pm.---oh year on top of the gas pump //and then another HB at the Thunder Mountain exhibit ( an historical site—Indian monument, with windshields used for house windows) this HB was at 1;10 pm. At Imlay—where the exhibit is.. and then I also started Psalm 25//Then another HB at the Winnemuca Cozy Motel on the hood of the car—where the gals were sunbathing by the pool// Is Reno in Douglas County or Washoe? Winnemucca is in Humboldt County//Battle Mountain is in Lander County, next to the Shoshone range and near the Independence Mts. MM—taping the sky and “It is well with my Soul” at 242 p.m. ///Entering Lander County at 3 p.m. and I see the Shoshone Range at 3:11 p.m.//Mouw came from a NY literary , law, and fear based setting//Entering Eureka County at324 p.m. , Tiny Dunphy//Elko County Line at 353 pm/MM the tiny little church by the train tracks in Carlin//My fly was down the entire time I was at the Maverick gas station in Elko//Railroad Museum at Carson City?//Basque fest in Elko on first weekend in July//N. on 225 at Elko---Independence Mts. //526 p.m. on lonesome road//Completed Psalm 25 by hay bale on the 225 N. at around 6:00 p.m. //Suddenly I realized the lure of porno is, in part, the lure of innocence, beyond pretense and evil//Once they (kcaj & htiek) lost their ability to dream and imagine they lost faith, or vice versa, and lost hope and became “evil.” For evil is banality.. Wild Horse State recreation area at 624 p.m. Owyhee Desert/ a false sense of familiarity can arise, in part, due to a pastor who welcomes all in his home indiscriminately with the burden on the family to entertain and make him look good, and if there are “one loop” thinkers in the crowd,. You will likely be pigeonholed according to their stereotype or prejudice at your expense…//Mountain City at 651 p.m.// Duck Valley at 707 pm///Could I buy land on E bay??/Entered Idaho at 715 p.m., now we’re in Mountain Time Zone//Tee Pee at 720 p.m. //Tiny Town of Riddle at 730 p.m. /// New Song---“His name is…”(i.e. Jeho…vah, wonder…ful…)and separate the syllables temporarily, then join them, and then do “My name is…” (i.e. Hum….ble, Thank…ful,…)///Give me a sign Lord at 814 p.m..---and made a HB on the street sign in Wild Horse area.// Day 3, Thursday, June 17, 2004—Woke up at 6 a.m , 78 north, Elmore County, birds on Snake River at 635 a.m. MM sprinklers in Hammett.//Gooding County MM train at 652 a.m.//Thought I lost the keys at Glenns Ferry//Bliss Nevada at 730 a.m.//HB at Jerome, Idaho Shell station//Entered Shoshone Falls park at 939 a.m.//Robin at Sears at 947 a.m.Jerome County//Aborted HB attempt at Shoshone Falls//HB at Eden Idaho, 1010 a.m.///No Dogs at Dierkes park lake above Shoshone falls/ the man from Oregon said, “I don’t see why not.” Heyburn at 1142 a.m, Minnidoka County//No helmet law in Idaho? Cassia County, Power county//HB at rest area at 1246 pm.///Strange Scooter kid at Register Rock//American Falls at 114 pm//Casino in Idaho? For God so loved the World sign after American Falls at 1224//Pocatella at 136 pm// Found kinkos at 3 p.m.//”What a butt head” said Tiffany at the Sonic about her fellow employee//At 314 pm I bought a Coney dog in Pocatella//Sent Sermon vid to TT1 from Inkom//Portneuf River at 330 p.m. Caribou County at 340 p.m. //Blackfoot River and Reservoir //Caribou County Fair, August 2-7,,,//Arrived at Soda Springs at 402 p.m.//Cop at 409 pm//3 officers killed in Birmingham, Alabama// passing through the tiny little town of Henry//   Day 4 Friday, June 18, 2004--- HB at marker 84…Gravel Creek Campground at 554 p.m.// Caribou National forest is an open expanse of land at 605 pm.//Tincup Mt. At 624 pm //Gros Ventre range// Salt River Range at 635 pm// Baker Cabin//In Star valley , Alpine at 650 pm//HB in pickup at the Bull Moose Saloon, cam failed at store//Lady gave me a dirty look at the G store// Later lots of road work, causing backups// beach ball sack at 643 p.m at East Table day use area//Lola swam in the snake//Entering Bridger Teton at 655 pm. Wow sunset at 8 pm//Mc Donalds at 823 pm//MM the kids in the pickup yelled, “You don’t have to stop retard.” Leaving downtown Jackson , circled VG house at 9 pm// Sermon vid to MVG at 823 am .. from Moose PO// HB at Moose PO.//Passed by LVG, Elk refuge at 911 a.m. fish hatchery at 921 am. past the airport at 927 a.m. //Entering National Park at 938 a.m.Who is the mayor of Jackson by the way? Jackson Lake Dam at 1004 a.m.//Men at work at 1022 a.m// You can’t tame the Spirit//Psalm 27 at 1240 pm on 6/18/04// past Kepler Cascades at 120 pm// Buffalo at 130 pm// Walked through Lodge at 1 pm // back at Old faithful at 241 pm//Jim or Tim at the muffin shop wouldn’t pause in his conversation with a customer about a camera in order to serve me a sandwich so I wrote down his name and left. ///Left HB on Utah van/// Reed rang up my order in the cafeteria at 345 pm/ //Sermon video to GDM from Yellowstone at 450 pm// big flock of buffalo at 730 pm///Resting at the -_____________ Geyser supposed to erupt at between 10 and 2 // Mark W came by at 9 pm//.. saw eruption of the other geyser while talking with Mark Wozniak// /Later Ranger Lisa Hendry came by at 12 11 a.m/the geyser erupted at 1232// The gal sleeping in the car had LP south Dakota # 2AG916//   Day 5, Saturday, June 19, 2004 ---439 a.m. start loop trail. I basically stayed up all night. / 506 at Heart pool., my camera went out at 521 a.m.//Giant geyser, Grotto Geyser at 530// two ladies though they saw a bear.. it was just wood// Castle Geyser, wow! At 548 a.m looks like a giant sand castle//MM people on the roof at the Old Faithful Inn///100tha anniversary.., ;; another ranger at 705 a.m. There were less than 2 dozen bison in the park in 1902// Today there’s around 4000. //at 735 a.m. a Bison walked right in front of me, it stared me right in the eye –Lola barked, I stopped in Grant for food—bought popcorn and Gatorade and I bought a jacket--- haven’t worn it yet//Jim or Tim at the checkout said that some o his fellow employees would go all the way to Cody for groceries..//Sent Hb to rangers at 10:30 a.m. from the fishing bridge post office, where buffalo were roaming right outside the door// by Yellowstone Lake a ranger was standing on top of his truck along with tourists said they saw a bear, but it was hiding now. washed my hair at 1114 a.m.Psalm 28 at 1245 near the east exit of Yellowstone//exited YS at 1250//amazing rocks at exit//passing the Shoshone River, leaving Shoshone National Forest at 121 pm//catch a piece of news—they say Paul Johnson was beheaded//Buffalo Bill Reservoir=-- wow! So beautiful the Blueness of it. and there’s a visitors center ( with an awkward walk from the parking area)//the ranger said you could camp at Madison and pay by credit in the morning, but it was already morning! And if I waited for whoever collected payments it might be 9 or 10 am by the time I get going.. instead I hit the loop at 430 am as the sun was rising I //at Cody I went to the Pow Wow Days at 330 pm, I had a buffalo burger…. Watched the Indians dance… entered the museum Buffalo Bill Museum lobby but didn’t want to spend $15.00 for the entrance fee.. although it was a beautiful museum, with guards and everything//pass through park county and big horn county…I went to the Albertson’s In Cody and picked up two two-liter bottles of soda and used the self-checkout lane---first time I’d ever done that.. it’s kind of handy from cherries in California to a buffalo burger in Cody Wy,,,, all in the span of a few days….. //I passed through the little town 0of Emblem, population10 and a little church at 4:24 .//in the news they say that Phil Jackson is not going to coach anymore for the Lakers. I’m getting low on gas, but none of these little towns have stations.. Dirty Annies said “Gas” on their sign, but when I pulled up the pumps said “out of gas” //the sign said Antelope Butte ski area at 6 pm but didn’t see any slopes. I arrived at Sheridan at 7 pm// --   Add—got gas at Dayton just after bar restuarnt gas..now I’m in the big horn mts at 734 pm beautiful—capturing great visuals with music.. beautiful descent down those big horn mts. Went in with vest on—no laugh ranchester at 812 pm . in the news now Shaquille apparently says he wants to be traded   Sunday, June 20, Day 6, woke up in Sheridan outside a little hotel at 630 a.m. Imp at the little town of Big Horn at 7:00 a.m. Bradford Brinton Museum –closed--- it’s in a little shaded area.. dogs bark at my car Lola barks back   I am entering Moorcroft at 10:06 a.m. on Sunday, June 20, 2004//--sign directs me towards Devils Tower..//southern Baptist church in Moorcroft//Fort Phil Kearney at Exit 44. Johnson County//HB at Fetterman Monument--- boy walking dog—that was a good placement. Reflecting on yesterday—it was a beautiful moment coming on the Shells Falls on the highway in eastern Wyoming—approaching Gillette in Campbell County, backed up for haw at 830 a.m. ( I flashbacked on Sheryl Leetsma washing out my mouth with soap)—also I thought abou the boy at the gas station in grant who said he went to “BC”—one of those colloquialisms—is that Boston College?//Crazy Woman Creek at 843 a.m. Isn’t there a helmet law in Wyoming either?   There goes another biker without a helmet//powder river at 9 a.m. //Devils Tower is in Crook County Lisa Hendry said ‘Have you decided to be nice now because there’s more of us?” But she nor Mark Wozniak were being nice to me—they chose to enforce a law that they do not uniformly enforce—so they decided to use it against me on a personal basis rather than a pragmatic- universal, safety or practical reason//the little town of Volga South Dakota is by South Dakota state University//I realize now that Roeda is dangerous// Gas was only 1.79 in Gillette, Wyoming. //Devils Tower—exit 153 at Moorcroft//grades are a reflection of good faith effort ///Day 5 1130 am Sunday, approaching Devils tower, past the tiny town of Carlisle, , a one store town, Devils Tower is in Crook County, HB on truck with LP NC3781—the state name was covered but the bottom of the plate said “wild wonderland”, Prairie dogs at 1241, letter to A. Kok at 1231, entered Devils Tower at 1236, family eating together at 1250, HB at 134 pm on motorcycle at Visitors center , at the visitors center --, I temporarily parked in what apparently was an “RV’s only” section—and the lady came running up behind me, , and said, “could you please move so we can park our RV, so I did, not having noticed the sign, and then the ranger came and asked me kindly to move again, at 147 pm, then I saw a few pheasants as I was leaving the park, and looked at the prairie dogs again, Leaving Devils Tower at 208 pm , approaching Hulette, past thunder basin national grassland ( which I cannot see from the road), , Stopped at the Custer sign at 3 pm, add it to my news footage, Passed the little town of Alladin at 305 pm, , sandwich at 317 pm [[reminder, I topped of the water in the radiator at Sheridan, it wasn’t really low at all], check oil at next stop, , How about a chapter entitled “Young ladies?”? , There goes a dear- mamma and baby across the road at 230 pm . Thoughts & Prayers re RAS, so I left two HB’s at the Devils Tower park --, approaching Black Hills, Belle Fourche River, ---looks more like a creek, leaving Hulettrccc. I am entering Belle Fourche at 323 pm, and turning toward Spearfish, past the Bhelle Fourche country club. It’s starting to rain at 340 pm. Entering Spearfish at 348 pm, it’s raining hard, Black Hills Passion play straight ahead—home of black hills state university, ---Black Hills Passion play celebrating 65tth anniversary, hmm.. has its own building..-- mm—souvenirs of Sturgis, two signs ..// Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns, --Bethlehem cave exit 40//--//in the news—Al quaeda claims it was justified in beheading Paul Johnson because even though he was not a member of the military he worked on military aviation, and therefore assisted the military, ---Lakers are expected to offer Kobe Bryant 7 year contract—140 million dollars—20 million per year. Lakers say they will accommodate any trade demands or requests re. Shaq. What makes Kobe different is the fact that he grew up somewhere else—not in America—he’s not a typical or true American black, --with the same semi-veiled anti-white sentiments as many black Americans. --/---Reptile gardens billboard “This aint no petting zoo”//What’s the Rushmore Borglum story? --- Signs for reptile gardens and crystal cave everywhere, Petrified forest. Dance hall girls exit now. Reptile gardens, Sign—Bear Country USA, 445 pm.—Sign—Black Hills Fellowship //Cosmos Mystery area, see it feel it on the way to Mt Rushmore, crystal cave canyon/// Leaving g Black Hills , Willow at Crystal Cave, shorts on, flipflops, navel revealed, the little family with whom I took the tour was from Montana-- t, Stage Barn Crystal Cave Canyon Road, Leaving at 630 pm. Or was it before that—it was earlier than that-because she said she got off at 6 but I noticed she was already leaving around 545, anyways I went down the road and followed the sign to the “Petrified Forest’ but it was closed already, I drove up the steep ascent, and somebody came right behind me in a pickup . I thought it was a tourist because there was a lady with two kids in the back, but when I exited she turned into the residential driveway near the tourist site, so I figured she was some sort of owner or operator of the place and was checking to see what I was doing up there after hours---the only problem is that they didn’t have the hours posted, nor was there anything to suggest it was closed until one drove all the way up there. This tourist site, the petrified forest, was attached to the Elk Creek Resort, and was on Elk Creek Road. By the way, I left a little Bible in the cave at 601 pm for somebody to find. In Rapid City—I pulled through the McDonalds not really because I was hungry, although I ordered a filet-o-fish, but to ask for directions to Mt. Rushmore. The gal kind of smirked, but was nice—and gave me clear directions. I went down the road—and noticed a myriad of churches---some beautiful ones, and one indicating it was on the “registered historic” list.   In the news---Al quaeda is now holding a S. Korean man hostage with demands that S. Korea pull out of Iraq or else the soldier will be killed. I’m on Hwy 16, at 8 pm. An adult and two children are found dead—washed up on the shore of Lake Michigan—all three tied together at the waist—which says an officer would be expected if a boat capsized to keep each other together. A Northwest Flight mistakenly lands at Ellsworth AFB rather than the commercial airport in Rapid City. There is no explanation for it. An article about an internet company that verifies internet mail delivery, called “Didtheyread it.com”. In 1975 there were only 250 bears left in Yellowstone, now it has doubled. Vassopressin is released when humans have sex. The six day war—anti-Semitism is at its highest since the holocaust. Man spends 8 years in an apartment until elevator is fixed. Barry Bonds has had 94 walks in 57 games this year. Hope Clark was arrested for allegedly not paying a fine she got in Yellowstone for not having kept a jar of peanut butter and jelly closed. An article about R. Harrison’s “black Christ” now on display again. I pass a sign for “Rushmore Cave.” I drop a Bible in a pickup truck at 848 pm. In the Mt. Rushmore parking lot. I sleep in a hotel parking lot.   Next day, Day 7 Monday, June 21 2004---I’m on the Presidential trail at 8 am. I did a Psalm in front of Mt. Rushmore. I’m at the Mt. Rushmore Museum at 814 a.m. I call the USPS about putting my mail on vacation hold and they tell me that the post office will automatically hold any POB mail for thirty days without a formal hold being placed on it by the customer. I leave Mt. Rushmore at 938 a.m. and head towards the Rushmore Cave., arriving there at 10 a.m. I wait 5 minutes to recharge the camcorder, but it still goes out within moments of entering the cave, so I use my camphone. I’m on the cave tour at 1045 am. We go through various sections of the cave, including the “Big Room” . Clay, our guide, tells us to remember that Stalactites “hang tight” to the ceiling, whereas we might trip over “stalagmites” because they are on the floor. He shows us the wedding room where people have actually been married on various occasions, esp. when there is motorcycle rally in Sturgis. He recommends Jewel Cave as a great cave to go to, saying it is the 3rd largest in the world. He says if we liked him we can write down “Clay” , if not, “Adam.”---he had a sense of humor. Leaving Rushmore Cave at 1130 a.m. I leave a little Bible in the bookstore for somebody to find. I head to the Alpine Slide, and check the price of a helicopter ride—it’s 25 bucks for the distant ride, 50 for a close up ride—the ride lasts from 3 to 6 minutes. I decide to wait on it—maybe go back to it later, and take the tram up to the top of the nearby hill and go down on the Alpine Slide, picking up somebody’s keys for them . I drive down the middle of Keystone, looking at the stores—see cowboy Dave doing his act in the middle of the street to advertise the gunfight in the Red Garter Saloon—it’s 3.50 for adults. I buy a train ticket for $19.00 bucks… which leaves at 2:00 pm and then I pick up a ticket for the shootout show inside the Red Garter Saloon which starts at 1:30 pm I walk back over to my car—recharge, walk the dog, and then stop at the Red Garter Saloon for the show. Leaving cowboy show at 155 p.m. They said it was “family entertainment’ and most of it was “G rated” except for the little thing in the beginning where tall cowboy Dave joked, “First all women must remove any loosely attached garments…” I sat in the balcony—the waiter—periodically poked his head over the balcony and turned towards me trying to get me to laugh—I smiled for his benefit, but wasn’t really all that amused with the show, but it killed some time before the train ride. So I go back to car—recharge again, I hear the train whistling in the distance, and head on over to the train station. I get on board—first thing Coleen a nice young lady employee of the railroad—stands in my aisle—I’m alone on a two person bench, and she is trying to get out of the way for incoming passengers. She’s nice enough about it, it’s 220 pm. We haven’t even started moving yet. People are still boarding.     On Black Hills Train—from Keystone to Hill City, on train At 240 pm on 6/21/04 – saw big Dave at Red Garter Saloon do his cowboy act with Bill? The train was full a lot of campgrounds on the right, in 1972 there was a giant flood that washed out some of the train tracks as well as a lot of homes, a gal comes walking by selling popcorn at 3 pm, past Baptist youth camp, kids playing, on the other side a man named Leonard comes out to wave—the train narrator says he is out there almost all the time to wave to the train and that he was a former rocket scientist for General Dynamics and NASA, :I thought to myself in response to the question, “Where are you from?” My response is to say, “Do you mean, where was I born? Where did I grow up? Or Where am I living now? “Past Elkhorn Mountain, Is it going to rain? The narrator points to another train track and says that a few of the buildings still standing were used as part of the set for a movie called “Orphan Train.” The narrator points out that Harney Peak, which we can see from the window, , is the highest point between the Rockies and The Swiss Alps, , my vidcam has already gone out—the battery depleted, and now my camphone is about to die. It started to rain at 312 pm—a sheet of rain, for only a few seconds, then it stopped. The narrator says that they dug a mine over on the east side of the train, went down about 800 feet, but didn’t find much tin, We see some deer at 314 pm, We see two woodchucks at 315 pm, Some beautiful angora goats at 317. pm on the east side of the train, boy on dirt bike at 319 pm, Tin Mill Hill is one of the steepest railroad ascent/descents in the country, with a 4-6 percent grade. Two more deer at 330 pm, arrive at Hill City Black Hills central railroad station at 333 pm.. There’s a little gift shop there, and I see a bicycle shop and Our Savior Lutheran Church. Mm gal in yellow, ---------------- this railroads been in use for 100 years, did I hear him right? He tells the new passengers that there are no restrooms on the train so use the station restroom before we go. On the way to Hill City I sat on the wooden benches with open windows. This time for the return trip I sit on the last car—a coach car with cushioned seats and some of the windows are closed, but you can still see ---, in front of me is a blond haired boy with his girlfriend or wife, across from is an Asian gal with what appears to be her Anglo boyfriend. He’s carrying a fancy camera and taking pictures of everything. A man stares for me for a few minutes at 346 pm. I avert my eyes—finding something else to do than stare back. 19 railroad crossings on the trip says the conductor. He tells us something I never knew before—there is a standard code for the meaning of train whistles, one of which is the long-long-short-long when coming to railroad crossings. He says we have all probably heard such a whistle on a periodic basis when in our cars at railroad crossings. He says this specific code originated in England when it was used to announce a train with the queen on it, thereby giving it top priority, but has since become the standard for railroad crossings. He says the train we’re on has an “articulated engine” with 2 ponywheels and seven kinds of wood, . He mentions something about the National Anthem—but I didn’t catch all of it, only that the song was declared the official U.S. anthem in 1931. He points out a cabin along the way which he says belonged to Elizabeth Blight at one time, and that she had lived in the same house for most of her life, / He points out where they once mined for Tungsten, and told us that Tungsten is used to harden steel. He tells us that the Black Hills are 2 billion years old while the Rocky Mt’s are “only” 25 million years old. I was thinking—yes if you believe in evolution. Nicole comes by selling popcorn at 421 pm. She’s got blonde hair and is wearing a red shirt. We see deer at 423 pm. The conductor or speaker tells us that Hill City is at 4900 feet above sea level, while Keystone, where Mt. Rushmore is, is at 4300 feet above sea level. He tells us that the last car, which is what I am in at the moment, is a “Roochefort”(?) and was once a box car, before being converted into a passenger coach. He tells us their names—there’s Jarvis, Mike, Ed—the one who yells the elongated “all aboard”, and Bill—the brakeman, and there’s a Stacy, and Roger Burns—that’s the guy I captured on video. He tells us that the woods around us are made up of 90 percent Ponderosa Pines, which is characterized by pine needles in clusters. He says the black and white markers alongside the tracks are mile markers. There’s also an lithium mine along the way. Other trees include Aspen—which are found standing alone, and Birch, which are found in groups. He says the purple flowers are called -------something dames, sounds like “Lilac dames”, but I could be wrong. . He tells us the Black Hills Spruce is the S. Dakota State tree and has been used twice as a national Christmas tree in Washington DC. He tells us to wave at Fred—a doll at somebody’s h house, and to notice the boy fishing on the other side—also a mannequin of sorts. He tells us we are now at Echo Valley Pass which is a mile behind Mt. Rushmore. Doane Robinson was the idea man for Mt. Rushmore. He lived in a grey cabin on the left 430 pm. There’s Leonard waving again. He makes a joke about when they first considered the Black Hills for Mt. Rushmore—and that at first they didn’t think it had any “face value.” He says something about the “Centennial Trail”, One of the train personnel comes by at 434 pm.   The family in front of me is eating licorice. He tells us a little more about Harney Peak—that it is 7240 feet above sea level, and that it is three miles up, three miles down accessible only by foot or horse. He says the first white man on Harney Peak was Dr. Valentine McGillicuddy. He says that 90% of the Black Hills is public land. At 446 pm I’m saying an open –eyed silent prayer for people I happened to reflect upon for a moment. We pass Lafferty Gulch. He points out a narrow area where they decided to make a “cut” rather than a tunnel. He tells us to wait for the train to come to a full stop before standing up----one whistle is the signal for the brakes being set. We arrive in Keystone at 454 pm, I leave a little Bible at 456 pm   Getting off the train—I go back to the car--, and take off, heading up the hill, thinking I still might do the helicopter ride, but when I pull into the parking lot, the helicopter is gone and I don’t want to wait. I head up the hill towards Rushmore and see a few of those crazy looking Mt. Goats It’s 507 pm I pass Wrinkle Rock Park or Point, Horse Thief Lake, I think back to some of the meaningful moments in the day and am pleased I was able to leave a little bit of Good News on the train , and the day before at Mt Rushmore. I also did a Psalm outside Rushmore. Its 11 miles to Custer says the sign. I reflect on the day some more—Clay at the Rushmore Cave—nice fella. Colleen on the train. Roger on the Train—was that Roger Burns? Tall Dave at the Red Garter saloon. I also remembered I left an HB at the Rushmore Cave bookstore. I pass Crazy Horse at 618 pm and pull in—it’s 9 bucks to enter. I pay the fee. As soon as I get out of my car –there’s a booth advertising a 3 dollar bus ride to the base of Crazy Horse. That’s as close to it as you can get. I leave an HB on the school bus. They’re still working on the monument---the Indian face is completed, but the body of the horse upon which Crazy Horse sits has a long ways to go. They started working on this memorial in 1948. I go into the museum/bookstore and look at all the information they have about the monument as well as the Indians—it’s as much about Native American history as it is about Crazy Horse himself. There’s a Calvin College/South Christian family visiting—how do I know—one of them—apparently the mother—had a Calvin College sweatshirt on, and on the back of their car was a South Christian decal—an anchor (South Christian Sailors), and they have a Michigan plate. I don’t stay for very long at Crazy Horse. I head onwards—hoping to make it to Jewel Cave before it closes. I pass through Custer at 720 pm . There’s a few churches, a boy playing tether ball, . Shortly later a sign says, “Welcome to 4 Mile”—apparently the name of the town or village. It’s 725 pm. I see a sign that says ‘Harry Mills State Park”—it strikes a chord in me because I have relatives by the name of Mills—on my mother’s side, and one of them was “Harry”—I don’t think it’s the same one—at least I don’t know of him having any historical significance in South Dakota. This is all part of Black Hills National Forest. I pull up to the entrance of Jewel Cave at 730, almost exactly. I see two rangers at the gate, apparently closing it. I yell from my car window, “What time do you close and open” The male ranger walks over and answers my questions. I thank him, turn around and take off, noticing the male ranger is driving himself and his female ranger partner in his little BMW. He says the first tour in the morning is at 820 a.m. I go back to Custer, pick up a nachos at “Tacos John” –the nice window clerk –gives my dog a biscuit. I thank her and go onwards—stopping in Custer’s “Dakota Mart” for bread, soda, and chocolate milk (for some reason I had a craving for it). Then I go up the hill and take a picture of a church (for the church file--), and notice two deer roaming in somebody’s front yard. Wow! I watch them for a while and then I pull into the Dakota Cowboy Inn for the night.   he next morning , Day 8 Tuesday, June 22, 2004, I wake up to a dead battery. I thought it was because the ignition switch was left in the start position, but as it turns out, the lights were left on. My back up portable generator, which could use to jumpstart the car, is also dead, because I had used it for a few hours after turning off the car the previous evening. I pop the hood , pull out the jumper cables and look for somebody to give me a jump. It is deadly quiet. I must be one of the few people who regularly gets up at 4 o5 in the morning. All the hotel guests were still sleeping. I pulled out a ball and played catch with my dog for a while—Lola—that’s her name. How did I ever come up with the name Lola for my dog? I think I named her in honor of my housemother in Spain—where we lived for a semester during college. Rojelio and Lola were our house parents—and Lola was so kind and gracious, she might not feel honored to know a dog was named after her, but it was meant to be a honor—so when I think of Lola my dog, a pretty dog—a white haired, apparently mostly golden retriever, I think of Lola in Denia, Spain. And by the way, how did I ever get my dog? Well, that’s another interesting story. One day, around 1992 I was back at Calvin College working on a second degree and I realized, not being married, that I needed a companion—to walk me . So I decided I was going to get a dog. And I walked into Meijers on 28th St in Cascade (Meijers is a grocery store chain in that area—although I noticed a Fred Meyer store out west once too, and wonder if it’s related—although I’ve seen two spellings both Meijer and Meyer, but Fred is the first name in the Meijer chain if I recall correctly). Anyways, I walked into this Meijers to do some shopping one day and see a little paper sign on the bulletin board saying “puppy for sale--$25.00”. It doesn’t say what color it is—it just says “lab”, if I recall correctly. I had grown up with two black labs I our family one named Friendly, the other named Sam. Both of them were females. So I actually was thinking “black” when I saw the word lab, but decided to take the pup sight unseen, not to make it a matter of aesthetics or bre4eding or any of that fancy stuff. I called the number went to the house over on the southwest side and when I pulled up I heard a lot of barking in the back. I walked to the back and there I saw a little white puppy cowering in the corner of the yard, separated by a flimsy fence from two big, barking adult dogs—they looked like German Shepherds. I talked to the fellow who owned the dogs, and he said that an elderly lady h
  • Mustard Seed Ministries Presents:     A Work in Progress: A Christological (to be) Guide to Southern California’s (and Subsequently Beyond) Museums, Missions, and More           By J.P. Kok             Mustard Seed Ministries Guide to Southern California (and Subsequently Beyond) Museums, Missions, and More   I.                    Finding a Christological Perspective of Art   First, I began writing to Jim Kok (my dad, director of pastoral care at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California) on various topics shortly after “re-entry” into Southern California from the 50 day 30 state Holy Spirit revival (and by the way when I say “re-entry” there is something unique about coming into southern California after being gone for a while). One of my concerns over the past few years has been pornography—and the effects it has on people, including members of the church, and sometimes even pastors. But most of all it effects the world—how so? Well, the ramifications of it are too large of a topic to address here—and even if I think it is harmful, I’m not on a “Jimmy Swaggart-like” tirade about pornography. Instead, I am just trying to develop a Christian perspective on it. But I am not going to discuss that here. This is supposed to simply be a description of some of the southern California museums (and subsequently beyond southern California) that I’ve visited lately—not just randomly but almost “aggressively” or “calculatedly” and pointedly going from one to another to compare and to contrast and to see what some of our southern California (and subsequently museums across our nation) have to offer, and some of the related things (i.e. parking, cost, etc. ) Because of my ongoing research on “pornography” ( which is specifically addressed in a work in progress to be released soon) I took note specifically of the “nude” paintings as opposed to non-nude. My interest is in the difference between “pornography” versus “obscenity” versus something in between, in part.     Subsequently, I’ve also added a few other points of interest to the guide, including California “missions” (which is a work in progress). There are twenty-one Catholic or Franciscan missions (Catholic & Franciscan being enmeshed to a certain extent, albeit with some distinctions), apparently the first to be built was the San Diego Mission de Alcala, where they claim “California began” (by Old Town San Diego). A separate guide will be published for these missions, but I include mention of a few of them here for your interest and information. And I note that coming from a Protestant perspective there are those of you who are not very interested in or inclined to be interested in Catholic missions. This is not intended to be an approval of or advocacy of the Catholic church as much as it is to be a look at history. Mustard Seed Ministries comes to you from a Reformed perspective, but cannot and does not ignore the role of other religions, denominations, cults, sects, or what have you and the role they have played in history, for better or for worse. Most recently I have also begun to take a closer look at the Mormon church, and recently stepped cautiously and tentatively into the Mormon Batallion Memorial in Old Town San Diego. As expected I was greeted by some very active Mormon proselytizers but was able to evade that sort of interaction telling them I was interested in the history of the Mormon church (and all things related). I also informed them of the active efforts of Fuller Seminary to engage in dialogue with the Mormon church as the Protestants endeavor to come to a better understanding of them, and they with “us.” I agree, in part, to a certain extent, with Fuller’s endeavor as such.   This is not intended to be an exhaustive description of the museums nor is there any guarantee that the museums exhibits will remain the same. Some museums maintain “permanent” exhibits, while others continue to revolve. You may find spelling errors, descriptive errors, and various other errors, but in general the errors should be the exception rather than the rule. This is intended solely for your interest and information, and best of all, is free. If you are not interested, pass it on.   Finally, you are probably asking how is this ‘Christological’? That’s a good question—mostly what you will find is simply a “descriptive” listing of the museums and some of what they have to offer. This guide is not complete. I am releasing this to a few of you in advance, with a more complete guide to follow.   J.P. Kok     California   Los Angeles County     1) Southwestern Museum   This was my second time at the Southwestern Museum—the first time I was there the fellow taking the tickets was a little anti-Anglo which made the experience less pleasant, as if Anglos cannot be interested in Native-American life and the history of the Southwest. I’m not a student but for some reason the lady offered to let me in at the student price . The Southwestern Museum has a lot of Native American artifacts—headdresses (with a description of the significance of it) , traditional Indian outfits, even a teepee (or tipi), totem pole, various kinds of footwear of Native Americans, history of the Native Americans, women Indians dress, a bear claw headdress, the raven masks, people of the Northwest Coast, figurines, the Salish, the Nottka, the Kwakiutl, thee Tlingit, People of California, a Chumash (baby carrier) pottery, dishware, shredded bark skirt, obsidian blade knife, a salmon club (used to club fish), lots of pottery and baskets, Central—near Yosemite—Native Americans in Central California, the Miwok Indians, , the Desert Native Americans, --more pottery, footwear Moccasins ( Paiute) among other things.   It is up on a hill above the 110 freeway and has a tunnel entrance down below if you park on the street otherwise you can drive to the upper parking lot and enter at the top. The fee ranges between $5.00 and $7.00 depending on your age. There is also an art section with Native American commentary on contemporary North America, some of it intended to be ironic or satirical , and one commemorating Roy Rogers, . There is also an animal section with various types of southwestern Animals on display. There is apparently at least one security guard there who perked up when I entered and made a big show of being busy, walking by me several times jingling his keys –I’m not sure why, but I just ignored him.   And if you take the elevator down one floor you come to the tunnel where they have several displays behind glass from one end of the tunnel to the other depicting various forms of southwestern life, things such as you might find in cliff dwellings, Hopi life, Spruce Tree House, Basketmaker Culture, (they even have a display for Machu Picchu (where I’ve been, in Peru), Poomo Women and Bear Impersonator, Yangna, it’s a beautiful tunnel, the . Outside the museum there is a nice cactus garden and typical southwestern vegetation. It’s a nice place to visit. And if you go on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday you can include the Lummis Home and the Heritage Square with I, all part of the “Historic Arroyo Seco Area”, where “History Comes Alive” according to one pamphlet, “as California entered the Union and the cow town that was El Pueblo de Los Angeles shaped itself into the metropolis of today.”   2) Heritage Square—I went on a Friday and they do not have a tour guide on Friday, only on Saturday and Sunday. Given that there are only eight or so houses on display and no tour guide I thought the $6.00 fee was a little excessive, but I paid it and did a quick walk though past the houses. It’s right along the 110 near South Pasadena—visible from the freeway, but to get to it you have to take the abrupt exit with not much of a ramp—which is typical of the 110 north of the 5 Freeway, getting on and off is not for the Sunday driver. The houses were all transplanted from various parts of Los Angeles County and have historical value and interest, and are probably very interesting to tour inside with the guide. But without the guide you are not allowed to enter any of the homes. The pamphlet the young lady gave me offers visitors the opportunity to “enjoy a picnic…or perhaps engage in a game of croquet or badminton” but I didn’t see any of that available. For further information you can call 626-796-2898 #224   3) Lummis Home--just across the overpass is the Lummis home. Charles Fletcher Lummis actually walked to southern California from Ohio around 1884-1885 says one of the pamphlets they give you when you walk though. There is no admission fee, and there is a youngster on duty who puts on a show of being busy when you arrive and offers to give you a tour, but I declined the tour and chose to go self-guided . It’s a small brick house—built by hand by Lummis himself from 1898 to 1910 who vowed that it was built to last 1000 years. Inside there remains a lot of Lummis memorabilia and a kitchen and various things to read. Outside there’s a garden.     Lummis founded the Southwest Society in 1903. He had three sons—the first one, Amado,was born in 1894. The second son, Jordan, was born in 1900, and the third son, Keith, was born 1904 , and his wife Eve left him in 1909, taking Turbese and Keith with her. In 1903 Lummis founded the Southwest Society. From 1905-1910 he was the city librarian. In 1912 he supervised the building of the Southwest Museum. In 1915 he married Gertrude Redit and lived at the house he built (also known as “El Alisal”, which means ‘place of the Sycamores’ , from 1915-1928. He died in 1928.   For more information contact the Historical Society of Southern California at 200 East Avenue 43, Los Angeles, CA 90031 (323)-222-0546.     4) Gene Autry Museum near the Los Angeles Zoo.   Did you know that the California, Mormon, & Oregon Trails went through the South Pass, through the middle Rockies and were known collectively as the Overland Trails? That’s one of the things you’ll discover at the Gene Autry Museum. El Norte (The Spanish and Mexican North) “Where is the West” Where the Story Begins. Film Introduction, an Indian perspective on the west, Several gun displays, Santa Fe Trail, the Guitar and western Culture, The North Becomes the West, the U.S> Mexican War, Spurs, Chaco Pitcher, Spanish Entrada, Saint Sebastian art work, Basque Sheepherder, Buffalo Art, A beautiful piece of art work entitled “Westward the Star of Empire Takes its Way” –a painting of a train at night with deer near the tracks. Buffalo Bill- a big section devoted to the legend of Buffalo Bill—reality versus myth, his saddle, his show, and Annie Oakley, //Western Movies, McQueen, “Before the Whiteman Came” (a movie) , Tim McCoy , Ken Maynard, Hoot Gibson, , and of course a section devoted to Gene Autry. , his movies, “Susanna Pass” (a movie), Western Music “I wanted to be a Cowboys Sweetheart”, “Red Sun” Gary Cooper’s “High Noon” , John Wayne , something about “Spaghetti Westerns.” , something about “How the West was Won”, “The Wild Bunch” , a section about Jesse James, and of course the Lone ranger, Hopalong Cassidy Camera, , Cheyenne, Wanted Dead or Alive, Big Valley, Gunsmoke, , Tumbleweed Trail, Rescure Party—Donner pass, Gold Fever, the Chuck wagon, the Book of Mormon—and a section about revivals both Christian and Mormon. A gambling hall—saloon, re-enactment of sorts of the Gunfight at OK Corral, Saddles—different types including California Saddle, Rocky Mountain Saddle, Women’s Western Saddles, … Leaving the Gene Autry Museum at 2:25, I notice a sign on a pole saying “West Nile Virus is still a potential danger”   5) Ronald Reagan Museum.   The Reagan Museum is in Simi Valley off the 118 freeway. I first went there a few days after Reagan died for the last respects public ceremony. That was not the time to stay and enjoy the museum/library. So I reminded myself to return some day, and I did so last week (second week of August, 2004). The admission fee is minimal and the museum/library is a nice memorial to our former president. There’s a large Reagan Statute in his cowboy uniform at the front, and there are still flowers left over from the funeral—there’s a baby shoe of Mrs. Reagan, and a childhood photo of her with her mother on the beach. There’s a clip of Reagan talking about God, . A jacket he wore that said “This is Reagan Country” , a picture of Nancy in the White House kitchen helping the cooks. A picture of the “White House Situation Room”. Something about the Air Traffic Controllers Strike. Meeting with Gorbachev, an x-ray from being shot. The old Whitehouse Switchboard. His campaign for governor. There’s a lot of photographs from various times in history in Ronald Reagan’s life including his time as governor of California, and even a few childhood photos.   There’s some furniture from the White House or replicas of it and also a section devoted to Ronald Reagan’s acting career—showing posters of many (but not all said one guard) of the movies he made, including “Bedtime for Bonzo”, “Hellcats of the Navy”, “This is the Army”, “Knute Rockne”, “Naughty but Nice”, “Hasty Heart”, “Cattle Queen of Montana” and “Desperate Journey” with Errol Flynn, “The Bad Man”, “John Loves Mary” “Kings Row”, “Hong Kong”, Hells Kitchen”, Love is in the Air” , “Winning Team” , a picture of Air Force One, Nancy at the funeral, a picture of Reagan eating a sandwich by an old car during the depression, a picture of Reagan playing football at Eureka College, , and as a lifeguard at the public pool, but also many others. I did not realize he had made so many movies. There’s also a memorial under which his body lies outside the library. And there’s a giant piece of the Berlin Wall standing behind the library. I overheard somebody say that they are constructing another building adjacent to the current library where they plan to house a replica of “Air Force I” for people to walk through. It’s a very pleasant and enjoyable atmosphere. The entrance is lined with banners of former United States presidents, indicating the dates they served in office.   6) Pasadena Museum of California Art is also closed on Mondays & Tuesdays. It is located right across from Fuller Seminary to the south. It is a relatively new building and museum. I watched it being constructed about a year ago. The admission fee rnges between $5.00 and $10.00 You can park in the parking structure below the museum at no cost. Inside—it’s so-called “contemporary” art—with some bizarre exhibits, some apparently meant to shock, albeit not really very shocking. One of the first exhibits you see is one that looks like a crystallized topographic map of a city but when you read the little title next to it you see it says “Sound Topography, Faked Orgasm, 20 Seconds” . There’s an exhibit by John Baldessarri, and a discussion of something he did called “Inverted Persons..” and his current exhibit “The New Geometry” , and they have television screens playing , one with vertical bars, the other with static, And there’s a tube-like exhibit with a TV screen at the end of it and shots of the city playing over and over. Then there’s an “exhibit” entitled “Fallujah, California” apparently meant to be a satire on the Fallujah prisoner camp. And there’s a series of photos entitled “Abandoned Sofas” .   In the bookstore/gift shop section there’s a television playing with some strange (i.e. “abstract”) art on it, and an animated show of some sort. When I was there a couple of school teachers came with the elementary class and discovered it was not exactly a family/children museum—a lot of the exhibits are sexual in nature. So they ended up briskly walking through the museum and then left in a rather brief visit. I didn’t stay too much longer myself—not overly impressed with the museum and wondering who pays for it. Is this a state-funded institution. But I didn’t bother to ask—the kids at the admission desk didn’t seem overly articulate, apparently wanting to personify the artwork in their museum. In the parking structure below they actually have two vehicle exhibits—one is a convertible of some sort—apparently meant to depict the heyday of California car life, and there is a camper van of some sort which you can step inside of and experience a California campervan lifestyle.   7) Pacific Asian Museum. Apparently founded by Grace Nicholson and her personal collection, the Pacific Asian Museum is right by Fuller Seminary where I had an office for a while and where I attended the seminary and where I still maintain a spiritual presence. The Pacific Asian Museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays   The admission fee (between $5.00 and $10.00) is fairly high given the museum is so small . Did you know that he best foreign film in 1953 was Gates of Hell? That’s one of the things you will learn at the P.A.M. because they have a display of woodblock prints by Wada Sanzo who also won an Academy Award for “Best Colored Costume Design” for the film “Gates of Hell.”   There’s also a section entitled “Traditional Street Scenes, Traditional Locations, Continued Occupations” of Asian countries. There are a lot of Buddha figurines at the Pacific Asian Museum in Pasadena, California. In the courtyard in the middle of the museum—an open air courtyard—the only part of the museum in which you are allowed to photograph—they show some of the traditional arrangements of Asian culture—one, of them is the zig zag bridge –it says the Chinese have long believed that evil can only travel in straight lines so by making a bridge zig zag they thwart the passageway of evil. Fo or Foo lions, named after the Buddha, have long been believed by the Chinese to protect them from evil and flank the perimeters of both sacred and secular sites—my question is—if these are religious symbols why are they a major part of the architecture at Pasadena City Hall? And then why not crosses? The pamphlet says that dragons represent the creative power of the universe and the emperor. Deer symbolize long life. Elephants represent strength and service. Lotus represents purity and the potential for enlightenment. Yin—female, dark, cold, water, softness versus Yang—male, light, warmth, mountains, hardness, balance each other. China gets its name from the Qin Dynasty (pronounced “Chin”), 221-206 B.C. Qin Shih Uangdi was the first emperor of the Qin dynasty. Other dynasties include the Xia, Shang, Zhou, Hoan, Tang, Song, Liao, Jin, Yuan, Ming, and the Qing,     8) Norton Simon Museum As I walk through the Norton Simon Museum I wonder to myself—what is the difference between “art” versus “pornography?” There are a lot of nude portraits and statues and figurines here in the museum—what’s the difference between this and pornography. Pornography is solely for the sake of exposing one’s genitals and for monetary compensation. Nobody does pornography for free. Whereas art is different in that persons are painted or sculpted or even photographed without clothes on, but not solely for the sake of genital exposure, nor is art microscopically interested in the genital areas as is pornography. Art is also viewed openly—and is for all ages—and is done in a dignified manner, whereas pornography is somewhat covert—and often used solely for self-serving sexual gratification.   Nudes: There’s the Edgar Degas “entitled “Fourth Position, Front, on the Left Leg” (1834-1917)—an exhibit of three figurines of nude females dancing. There’s a painting by Marc Franz entitled “Bathing Girls, 1976” (1916); There’s “Bathers Beneath Trees” by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1913); There’s “Two Nudes” by Georges Rouault; There’s Edgar Degas’ “After the Bath” and another Degas “ “Woman Drying Herself after the Bath” There’s a figurine entitled “The Masseuse” by Edgar Degas; Renoir: “Nude” (1872); Jean-Antoine Watteau “Reclining Nude” (1713-1717)   Several Nude Female Statues in the Garden     Non-Nudes:   Ther’s “Woman Knitting” by Chaim Soutine (1924); There’s a beautiful section by Diego Rivera entitled “The Flower Vendor (Girl with There’s a Renoir (Pierre Auguste) entitled “The Pont des Arts” (Pars , 1867); There’s a Monet (Claude-Oscar) entitled “Mouth of the Seine at Honfleur, 1865” ; Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot “Rebecca at the Well” (1839); There’s a stark painting by Edouard Manet entitled “Ragpicker” (c. 1865-69); Paul Cezanne’s “Portrait of Uncle Dominique”; Georges Lacombe “Chestnut Gatherers”; Degas: “Rape of the Sabines” ; “Evening in the Meadows (mid 1650’s ) by Albert Cuyp, apparently a Dutch artist; There’s Rembrandts “Portrait of a Bearded Man in a Wide-Brimmed Hat” (1633); Nicolas Maes “interior with a Dordrecht Family” (1600’s); Jan Steen’s “Wine is a Mocker” (1663-64); Jay Fyt “Still Life of Game Birds and,…” (1660);     Christological:   Mathias Stom: “Christ Crowned with Thorns” :Thomas de Keyser “Portrait of a Father and His Son” Nicolas Poussin’s “The Holy Family with the Infant St. John the Baptist and St. Elizabeth” (1600’s) Francisco de Goya y Lucientes “Saint Jerome in Penitence” (1798) Giovanni Battista Tiepolo “The Triumph of Virtue and Nobility Over Ignorance” (1740-50) Guido Cagnacci: “Martha Rebuking Mary for Her Vanity” (post 1660) Louis Ducis “Sappho Recalled to Life by the Charm of Music” (1811) Bartolome-Esteban Marillo “Saint Thomas of Villanueva’s …” (1698) ____________________ “Saint Joseph and the Infant Christ” (1670) Francisco de Zurbaran “Saint Francis in Prayer” (1638-) Francisco de Zurbaran “The Birth of the Virgin” (1620’s) Peter Paul Rubens “Saint Ignatius of Loyola” ( a large oil on canvas) Peter Paul Rubens “The Holy Women at the Sepulchre” A Gripping painting of “David Slaying Goliath” by Peter Paul Rubens Lorenzo Monaco “The Virgin Annunciate) (1400’s) Francisco Bissolo’s “The Annunciation” Pietro Lorenzetti “St. John the Baptist” (1329) Pietro Lorenzetti “The Prophet Elisha” (1329) Giovanni de Paolo “Baptism of Christ”     Hindu figurine section: “Jina Ajitanatha and his Divine Assembly” , “Buddhist Goddesss Tara” (from Nepal); ”Monkey God hanuman” from India, Tamil Nadu ; Outside there are more Hinduesque Statues—the “Goddess Parvati” from India, and there’s a “God Ganesh” statue, also from India; There’s “Buddha Shakyamuni” , from Pakistan. . There’s a section entitled “Vaishnava Themes”, , a painting entitled “The Fish Incarnation of Vishnu” (from 1775); There’s an “Illustration from an Abduction of Rukmini Series: Rukmini and Entourage Leave for the Temple” (1800); The World of Krishna “The Captive Krishna” (1775-1800, Prag Chand, India )Opaque watercolor on paper) ; “Ladies Worship Krishna and Radha” (1900); “The Hindu Goddess Kali” (1800); “Raja Devichand of Bilaspur” (1775) (The word “raj” means royalty)     9) Getty Museum Getty closes at 6:00. I make it to the Getty by 3:00 and pay the $5.00 parking fee which is cheap considering the amount they put into the museum in terms of transportation, security, etc. I watch an orientation film—and then from there go to the North and South Pavillion areas—and look at the European paintings—many of which are Christological. My camera battery dies –and I leave at 430 p.m. . Section entitled “Enduring Influence of Greek & Roman Art”   Figurines: “Mars & Venus” Bust of Christ (Montelupo) Dish with St. Peter Sphinx Classical Nude   Nude: “ An Allegory of Fortune” (Dosso Dossi, Giovanni di Nicco de Lutero) (mid 1400’s)   Christological Paintings “ Adoration of the Magi with Saint Anthony Abbot” (Franco Flemish Master) Madonna and Child with Two Donors” (Lorenzo Lotto) “ Saint Christopher Carrying the Christ Child” (Spitz Master) ”   “ Saint James Major, the Madonna and Child and Various Saints” (Bartolomeo Vivarini, 1400’s) “ Saint Matthew Writing his Gospel” (Carlo Dodd) “ Christ Covered with Thorns” (Gerrit Von____” “ Martyrdom of Saint Andrew” (Charles Le Brun) “ Landscape with Saint John the Baptist Preaching (Jan Brueghel the Elder)   Other Paintings   “ Portrait of a Bearded Man “ Venus and Adonis” Titian   Manuscript “ The Story of Adam & Eve”           10) Los Angeles Police Department Museim (LAPD) 10 a.m.Leaving LAPD Museum on York Blvd—nice guide gave me a rundown of the history of the LAPD—the highlights and some of the lowlights. It’s in an actual renovated jail/station—and has several cruisers and various types of vehicles in the back. Upstairs there is a special room highlighting a shootout the LAPD had with two bank robbers in 1997. $5.00 ADMISSION FEE. .A quote by Abraham Lincoln near the entrance “ A Child is a person who is going to carry on what you have started (children) will assume control of your cities, states, and nations, the fate of humanity is in a child’s hands.” An old switchboard and phone. This was one of the old Highland Park Police Stations.   Various photographs of police in uniform. A Handcuff display, along with various types of batons and a pellet baton that had broken open. An old Dawson Pantascopic Bullet Camera. Special wall display devoted to female officers showing them in training, in their uniforms, (the guide talks about the change of uniforms for women over the years from skirts to pants)Training at the coliseum. The jail cell. Various types of locks. A police bicycle. Russian Handcuffs, Thumbcuffs. German Handcuffs. In the back a police helicopter. A vehicle used by bank robbers with gunshots all over it. In the window on the trunk etc. An old police paddywagon. A police car with gunshots in the windshield. A transport vehicle (modern). A crash wagon—used by Chief Gates—like a tank—used to crash “crack houses”. An old Adam 12 type police car. A memorial to officers (they’re still working on a memorial to officers killed in the line of duty). Some trophies won by officers . A gun display.   A San Francisco “Defiance” 10 Gauge, Double Barrel, 2-Shots, with Custom Leather Holster. A police helmet and face guard. A Picture of the first female police officer, Alice Stebbins Wells, sworn in as the First Official Police Woman in the United States, September 1910. a Bust of Chief William Parker who served the LAPD from 1950-1966. A Sam Browne Belt . A Photo of Charles Manson, and his family. A book by Joseph Wambaugh entitled The Onion Field regarding an incident in LAPD history. An Adam 23 lunchbox. A Dragnet display. North Hollywood Shootout Exhibition where two bank robbers had a shootout with police on February 29, 1997 at the Bank of America . One of the bank robbers was LarryPhillips Jr. , and he was wearing 43 pounds of body armor. the other was Emil D. Matasareanu, and he was equipped with a 223 caliber, fully automatic assault rifle, equipped with twin drum magazines with 100 round capacity. They have the actual guns on display. Ther’s another switchboard display, and that’s it.   The museum is on York Avenue.   10) Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Leaving the Ahmanson Building at the LACMA—the European painting section. A mixture of Christological themes and Greek Mythology and the various nude or semi-nude portraits . Leaving LACMA West at 234 p.m. I paid $8.00 to park and about the same to get in. At LACMA west—there’s a Hispanic section and a special exhibit with lights and motion. Leaving LACMA at 258 pm.—after a walk through the last gallery—a Japanese permanent exhibit.   John Henry Fuseli “Satan and Death with Sin Intervening” (1700’s). John Deare “Judgment of Jupiter” (Marble Relief, 1786-87)   This is the British and American gallery, 18th Century Sir Joshua Reynolds “Saint Cecilia” (1775) Henry Robert Morland “The Laundry Maid Ironing” (1785) Sir Thomas Lawrence “Portrait of Arthur Atherly as an Etonia…” 1700’s(?)   Early 18th Century: America, the New Eden James Renwick Brevooort “Eastern Point” (1871) Thomas Cole “II Penserosa”, 1845 William Wetmore Story “Cleopatra” (1858) Marble Statue Randolph Rogers “Nydia: the Blind Flower Girl of Pompeii” Marble Statue (1855) George Baker “Portrait of Children” 1853 Emanuel Leutze “Mrs. Schuyler Burning Her Wheat Fields on the Approach of the British” (1852) Granville Redmond “California Poppy Field” (1926) Julius L. Stewart “The Baptism” (1892) George Luks “Czechoslovakian Army Entering Vladivostok” ( late 1800’s?) Robert Henri “Pepita” (1917) Paul Cadmus “Coney Island” (1934) Norman Rockwell “The New Television Set’ (1949)   American Arts & Crafts Thomas Hart Benton “The Kentuckian” (1954)     Hindu “ The Hindu Goddess Kali” Tamil Nadu, 11th Century, India     Other Pedro Gueruete “The Last Supper” (1400’s ?) Master of Osma (Spain) “”Christ with the Crown of Thorns (1500)   European Renaissance & Mannerism Joaquin Anthoniz Wtewael “Lot and his Daughters” (circa 1595) (Holland) Hendrik Goltzius “The Sleeping Danae Being Prepared to Receive Jupiter” (1603) (Holland) Allesandro Allori “Venus Disarming Cupid” (1570) Girolamo Mazzola Bedolli“Infant Christ with the Infant St. John” (1535, Italy) Rembrandt vnRijn “The Raising of Lazarus” (1630, Holland) Gerrit van HontHorstJ “The Mocking of Christ” (1656, Holland) Jacob Jordans “Allegory of the Poet” (1640’s) Peter Paul Rubens “The Holy Family with the Dove” (circa 1609) Michael Sweerts “Plague in an Ancient City” (c. 1652)     Francoi Boucher “Les Confidens Pastorales” (1700’s , French) Francois Boucher “Venus and Mercury Instructing Cupid” (1730’s) David Roberts “A Group of Animals, Geneva” (1850’s)   Iberian   Rufino Tamayo “Woman with Fruit Basket” 1926 Mexico Rufino Tamayo “White Nude” 1943, Mexico Miguel Covarrubias “New York Scene: Negro Dancers” (1930) Quantum Tunnel Exhibit. Auguste Rodin Statues in the Garden. Japanese Exhibit with some Samurai Exhibits and some swords, and a Buddha statue, among other things.   12) Beverly Hills TV/Radio Museum Then I went to Beverly Hills and parked in the First Hour Free ramp on Bedford at 332 p.m., and walked two blocks to the TV & Radio Museum. Admission was free at this museum –and there was not much to do or see—there is a screening room—with a movie playing, and a “library” with computers in which you can look up TV and radio broadcasts from over the years and view it right there   13) Armand Hammer Museum in Westwood, CA—at the corner of Wilshire and Westwood—no photography allowed—Thursday admission is free, my blessed day. There’s a couple Van Gogh’s here ---One of them is Entitled “Hospital at Saint Remy” where Van Gogh apparently spent almost a year in a psychiatric ward. There is another entitled “The Sower”, and there is a third entitled “Lilacs.” There is also at least one Monet entitled “View of Bordighera” and there is a nice painting by Moreau entitled “King David.” There’s a few Rembrandts. There’s Renoir’s “Grape Pickers at Lunch” and there’s an extensive selection of George Bellow black & white lithographs- earthy themes. The “Made in Mexico” exhibit at the Armand Hammer museum included Mexican women showing cleavage and one with a building—constant shot—showing traffic in front of it--, and another exhibit with a painting of a building with a truck jackknifed in front of it, and an actual television video tape of the traffic and truck from which the portrait was made. There was another sit down area in front of a slide show like thing.   There’s less nudity at this museum than some of the others but there is one tasteful nude entitled “Nude Against the Light” by Bonnard. I’m making the association between Armand Hammer and Robert Schuller—because of the frequency Schuller mentioned Hammer in his Sunday morning messages—and how Hammer & Schuller went to Russia together in Hammer’s “Flying Condominium” and began the Hour of Power there. So I am looking for evidence of Christian modesty in Hammer’s museum. And the artistry is fairly modest, but in the bookstore I see a book entitled “Lesbian Art in America”, and then I see a Su-en Wong cartoon pornography book, and Mel Ramos “Pop Art Fantasy” book which is also animated—and includes one picture of a naked woman with her legs spread and a cat between her legs. So—I’m not sure what to think about Armand Hammer –if he ever set restrictions for what was allowed to be on display or not.   The Natural History Museum, African American Museum, Space Museum, & Science Museum are all very close to each other. The Natural History Museum is the only museum which has an admission fee—and not cheap—between $5.00 and $12.00 depending on age. Parking at either lot near the Museum Complex is $6.00. However, there is no admission fee for any of the other museums, although if you intend to attend the special “Bodies” exhibit a
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    • 1. Hello from J. P. Kok To Begin: Click Above on “Slide Show”. Scroll Down to “ View Show”, then click. To advance to the next screen click on the space bar. To go back, right click and follow the prompt. For audio narration click on the speaker icons. TO repeat music click on the speaker icon next to the man playing the violin. If you want to hear me say hello, click on the speaker button Click for music             "Thou art Worthy Oh Lord, to Receive Glory & Honor and Power, for Thou Hast Created all Things, and for thy Pleasure, they are and Were Created“ Revelations 4.11
    • 2. Mustard Seed Ministry News J.P. Kok Pastor/Teacher CEO/President/Founder Mustard Seed Ministries   Click on The Stack of Books To Go to the Unedited 52 Day Journal
    • 3. If YOU HAVE FAITH AS SMALL AS A Mustard Seed , YOU WILL SAY TO THIS MOUNTAIN MOVE!… And IT W IL L MOVE... AND N O T H I N G WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU" MATTHEW 17.20
    • 4. The Glory of God’s Creation
      • Top Left: Here I am at Kachina Bridge in Bridges National Park’ Midleft:@ Cave of the Wind, Colorado Springs;LowLeft:@
      • Glenwood Cavern, Near Aspen, CO;TopRight:
      • Glenwood HotSprings 7/31/04);RightMid:Mt.Rushmore;RightLow:Rusmore Cave
                                    "But as Truly as I Live, all the Earth shall be Filled with the Glory of the                Lord"                     (Numbers 4.21)                       Click here to see more caves
    • 5. A 52 Day Trip Across the U.S.A @Crazy Horse They’re Still Working on the Monument “     "May the God of peace Himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ" 1 Thessalonians 5.23
    • 6. 52 Day Trip
      • Led by the Holy Spirit!
      @Bryce Canyon In Front of “Balanced Rock At Arches National Park In front of the windmill in Edgerton, Minnesota On the Cape May Ferry Me @ Shawnee CRC On the Road Me Reading Psalm 35 At Wayside Chapel on The Missouri River @ A Kiva in Blanding, Utah   "To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good." 1 Cor 12.7  
    • 7. On the Black Hills train Smile             Finally brethren, whatever is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4.8
    • 8.   of the Saints, for the Work of the Ministry, for the Edifying of the Body of Christ ” Ephesians 4.12 “ And he gave some, Apostles, and some, Prophets, and some Evangelists, and some, Pastors and Teachers, for the Perfecting
    • 9. Friends The Joy of Security : 1)The Home of Rich Schrotenboer, my JV Football Coach, in Coopersville,MI; 2)The Home of Michelle Alferink 3)The Home of Amy Jonker’s Mother 4)Gary &Shirley Kok’s House 5)Audrey & Erics House (or old House) in Grand Rapids, MI   " You shall love your neighbor as yourself" Romans 13.9b Love Your Friends, Not their Homes, Nor Envy them.     Homes 1 e 4 3 2 5 6 Janet Ludemas And a church Aetna CRC
    • 10. Left:Top to Bottom 1)The Backyard at 1020 Griswold 2)Adam& Ani Blickleys House Near Sunshine CRC 3)Bob Kok’s House inHolland, MI Bob DeVries Brent Gates Bob Kools Brian & Jens   "For the Earth Is the Lord's, and the Fullness Thereof" 1 Corinthians 10.26 Our Homes Are a Gift from God
    • 11. Friends Homes
      • Left:Top to Bottom
      • a)Steve Korhorns House
      • b)Brian Vanderwells House in Pittsburg
      • c)Cal VanRekensHouse
      • d)Dave Engelhard Jr.
      • Right:e)Dave Engelhard Sr.
      • f)Dave Theule’s on Lake Murray
      • g)Cal DeWitts
      a b c d e f g     "Set Your Affections on Things Above, not on Things on the Earth" Colossians 3.3
    • 12.
      • Left:Top to Bottom
      • 1)Ted Minnema’s House?
      • 2)Duane Heeringas
      • 3) Our Eastern Street House
      • 4) Eric & Audreys in Illinois
      • Right: Top to Bottom
      • 1)Eugene Rubinghs
      • 2) Gary DeWitts
      • 3)Gary Bekkers
      • 4) Roger Greenways
      Our Friends are Our Neighbors Even When They’re on the Other Side of the Country   " Love Worketh no Ill to His Neighbor , therefore Love is the Fulfilling of the Law..." Romans 13.10
    • 13. Abodes Left:Top to Bottom 1)Greg Heynens 2)Henry Barons 3)Dave Dejongs 4) Marty Freemans? Right (Top to Bottom): 1)Jay Zwaanstras 2)Jeff Boumans 3)Jerome Slenks 4) Jack Holwerdas ?     "But Godliness with Contentment is Great Gain" (1 Timothy 6.6)
    • 14. Quarters
      • Or People You
      • Know of
      • :
      Friends KimKooikers Julius Kosters New House
      • • Kevin Rubinghs
      Kevin Vredevelds Tim Kwekels
      • KristyKooist ras
      Julie Bouman   Kirt Pfaff’s         "Stand Fast Therefore in the Liberty Wherewith Christ Hath Made us Free, and be Not Entangled [NOR ENSLAVED BY YOUR OWN MATERIAL POSSESSIONS] Again with A Yoke of Bondage" Galatians 5.1
    • 15. Dwelling Places
      • Or People You
      • Know of
      • :
      Friends Jim Timmers JohnVanderlugts: CalvinSemRegistrar Jim Apol’s
      • Jim Lagrand’s
      Jimmy Carter’s Boyhood Home current home Jimmy Carters
      • John VanOens
      Jon Mullers   "For the Kingdom of God is not Meat and Drink [OR OUR HOUSE], but Righteousness, and Peace, and Joy in the Holy Ghost." (Romans 14.17)
    • 16. Paul Bremers
      • :
      Paul Revere Rachel Korfs Missy Theules Where Friends Paul Glashouwers
      • Ray Brinks
      Rachel Sytsmas reside Or People You Know of        "For we [not our homes]are His Workmanship, Created in Christ Jesus unto Good Work, which God hath Before Ordained that we Should Walk in Them." Ephesians 2.10
    • 17. Rick Otte’s
      • :
      Sandra Vanderlinde Friends Lowell St.House
      • Rick Byles Parents
      Steve Griffeons Habitats Or People You Know of Rick Devries Sandy Leetsmas Scott Zwaanstras Steve Brinks 1 2 3 4 5 6   "Greater love has no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends ..." (John 15.13)
    • 18. Tom Sharda Trevor Rubinghs Or People You Know of Tom Post’s Campau Lake Cottage 58Baltimore Abide Places Where Friends Andy & Carol Kok’s House Greg Heynen’s Old House Plus a cottage   "I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, thankful for your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now" (Philippians 1.3-5)
    • 19. The Holy
      • " Now the Lord is that Spirit : and Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is Liberty"
      • (2 Corinthians 3.17)
      Connects Us Spirit Walden Pond Written About by Thoreau in Massachussets
      • And a replica of Thoreau’s cabin
      • with a statute of him in front of it
      • Volga CRC in South Dakota
      Sparks Belting Company, where David Engelhard Jr.(“Dingle”) Works
      • At Dinosaur Museum in Blanding Utah
      • Trevor Rubingh’s New City Kids Church” in Jersey City, New Jersey
      World’s Largest Rocking Chair Near Stephnville, Texas A Border Guard by the Name Of Yatchatka at the Detroit/Windsor U.S./Canadian Border Click on Star To go to Spirit Verses!
    • 20. The Holy Spirit & Pocket Bibles
      • From top left down:
      • Professor Wagner’s World Prayer Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado
      • I read a Psalm in the Wayside
      • Chapel on the Missouri River
      • A Pocket Bible on the Seat of
      • A Motorcycle
      • A Pocket Bible under Windshield Wiper
      “ Preach the Word, be Instant in Season, Out of Season, Reprove, Rebuke, Exhort with all Longsuffering and Doctrine” 2 Timothy 4.2 Leaving a Pocket Bible Above the Classroom Loudspeaker @ Mark Twain Middle School
    • 21. The Holy Spirit & Pocket Bibles
      • From top left down:
      • Professor Wagner’s World Prayer Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado
      • I read a Psalm in the Wayside
      • Chapel on the Missouri River
      • A Pocket Bible on the Seat of
      • A Motorcycle
      • A Pocket Bible under Windshield Wiper
      A Pocket Bible On a Street Sign A Pocket Bible for the Man at My Office. Can you see the little White object under the Windshield Wiper? “ Preach the Word, be Instant in Season, Out of Season, Reprove, Rebuke, Exhort with all Longsuffering and Doctrine” 2 Timothy 4.2
    • 22. “ Faith is the Assurance of Things Hoped for, the Conviction of Things Unseen ”
      • Top Left:
      • 1)In front of “Kok Road” Sign in Randolph Wisconsin, Named after a Kok Ancestor
      • 2)At the Alpine Slide Near Mt. Rushmore;
      • 3)That’s me on the Alpine Slide;
      At the Cotton Bowl @ Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City Follow Me Down KOK Road!
    • 23. Power of the Spirit
      • Top Left: A Pittsburgh Church 7/8/04;
      • Mid-left: @Rushmore Cave 7/21/04
      @Grace CRC A Thermal Pool at Yellowstone N.P. At The Top of Pikes Peak! Tunnel Arch In Arches N.P. “ How much more will your Father in Heaven Give the Holy Spirit to Those who Ask Him!” Luke 11. 13
    • 24. Faith
      • Top Left:1 st CRC Edgerton, 6/24/04;
      • mid-left 1 st CRC GrandRapids 7/4/04;
      • low-left: A Cross where the First Roman Catholic Settlement was—south of Quantico Virginia;
      Wild Horse, Nevada Buffalo Run United Methodist Church Near Penn State Univ. Church of the Servant "In Whom we Have Boldness and Access with Confidence by the Faith of Him " Ephesians 3.12
    • 25. Hope Despite Tragedy
      • Top Left:A Church on 6/17/04; Mid left: A Memorial Commemorating 9/11/0 @Hudson &Grand in Jersey City across from Where the World Trade Center Used to Be (7/12/04);Low left:A Church Building (7/9/04)
      • "For we are Saved by Hope, but Hope that is Seen is Not Hope..."
      • (Romans 8.24)
      1 2
    • 26. "Stand, therefore, having girded your loins with truth , and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace" (Ephesians 6.14)
      • We can find things that point to TRUTH everywhere. These
      • Are Obects that are “Analagous” to TRUTH. A Steeple, for
      • Example, points upward towards God, while the Body of
      • The Church Reminds us of God’s Immanence as Well.
      • A Lighthouse, to me, is Symbolic of a Beacon of Hope—of
      • The LIGHT that is in all of God’s Faithful. The Beauty of Arcadia University regardless of What I know or Don’t Know about the School is a Pleasant Reminder of our Beautiful Lord. The Simplicity of the Mennonite Church Pictured Here is a
      • Excellent Reminder of the Fact that We don’t Necessarily Need Elaborate Settings or Buildings, Pictures, or Even a Cross, to be Humbled by the Greatness of God.
      Absecon Lighthouse, Atlantic City, NJ Church in Milwaukee Arcadia University Near Westminister Seminary in Philadelphia A Very Bare Mennonite Church, Without Even a Cross New Holy Ghost Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church     Truth
    • 27. Where do we go from here? Where the Spirit Leads!
      •  
      • “ The Spirit of the Lord is on
      • me because He has Anointed
      • me to Preach Good News to the Poor. He has Sent me to
      • Proclaim Freedom for the
      • Prisoners and Recovery of
      • Sight for the Blind, to Release
      • The Oppressed, to Proclaim
      • The Year of the Lord’s Favor”
      • Luke 4.18-19
      A Church in Denver Volga CRC Basilica of St. Jehosophat . Cowgirl hall in Fort Worth, Texas George Washington Mason Memorial in Washington D.C. Eating a Peach in Augusta, Georgia Getting My Beard Trimmed In Virginia On the Gondola in Aspen, Colorado
    • 28. Do you Believe? TopLeft: @Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor in LeMars, Iowa (6/24/04); Low Left:Billy the Kid Statute in Hico, Texas; Low Right:On the Black Hills Train At Bryce Canyon S A N J O A Q U I N V A L L E Y G R A P E s       “ Having Believed , you Were Marked in Him with a Seal, The Promised Holy Spirit who Is a Deposit Guaranteeing Our Inheritance until the Redemption of those who are God’s Possession—the the Praise of His Glory “ Ephesians 1. 14
    • 29. I Hope SO! @ Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor Boy Selling Cherries Near the Mississippi River Bob Crow’s Son @ Grace CRC No it’s not Upside Down, This is The Infinity Room @ the House on The Rock in Wisconsin “ That being Justified by His Grace, we Should be Made Heirs According to the Hope Of Eternal Life” Titus 2.7
    • 30. More of God’s Country
      • (Left) Buffalo Run Methodist Church Near Penn State University
      • Boy Selling Bus Tickets @Crazy Horse Monument
      A Church in Baytown, Texas
      • Cajun Dome,Louisiana
      • 7/24/04
      Calvin CRC My Faithful Companion Marine Base @Quantico Virginia                      "And   “ For whosoever Shall Call upon the Name of the Lord shall be Saved. How Then Shall they Call on Him in Whom they have not Believed? And How Shall they Believe in Him of Whom they have not Heard? And how Shall they Hear without a Preacher? Romans 10.14
    • 31. Beauty
      • Top Left: Gal & Mom Selling Bratwursts in a Parking Lot in Wisconsin
      • Left:The Capitol Building in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
      • Bottom Right: Capitol Bldg.in Austin, Texas
      • Bottom Mid: Cathedral of Learning in Pittsburgh
      • “ And how shall they Preach, Unless they be Sent? As it is Written, ‘How Beautiful are the Feet of them that Preach the Gospel of Peace, and Bring Glad Tidings Of Good Things!”
      • Romans 10.15
    • 32. Adventure Top Left: Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, 7/13/04 Mid Left: Chris our Cave Guide @ Spook Cave Left Bottom: City Hall, Philadelphia 7/10/04 Top Right: Civil War Museum in Spotslvania, Virginia Bottom Right: Cowgirl Hall in Fort Worth Texas   "Be Strong and of Good Courage, fear not, nor be Afraid of them; for the Lord thy God, he it is that Doth go with Thee; he will not Fail thee, nor Forsake thee" Deuteronomy 31.6
    • 33. Memories
    • 34. Memories In Memory of Former President Reagan, I Attended One of the Funeral Ceremonies, in Simi Valley A Reporter at the Reagan Funeral The group behind me in Line at the Reagan Funeral
    • 35. Perseverance Top Left:@Dantes View, Death Valley, California; BottomLeft: Devils Tower BottomRight: Empire State Building, New York City   “ For we are Made Partakers of Christ, if we Hold the Beginning of our Confidence Steadfast unto the End” Hebrews 3.14
    • 36. Prayer Helps "Pray Constantly..." (1 Thessalonians 5:17) We Randomly Encounter so Many People Every Day. Our concern and Prayers for Them Makes a Difference ! I Make an Excuse to Stop in and Say a Prayer, Leave a Bible, etc. Pray for our Clerks @ 7-11 in Denver @7-11 in Brigantine, New Jersey 7/15/04; @7-11 in Church Falls, Virginia @7-11 in Jenison, Michigan 7/1/04 @ 7-11 in Toledo, Ohio 7/7/04 @ 7-11 in Whales Beach, New Jersey @ one of the7-11’s on the Elongated Harlem Ave. In Chicago, Illinois @ a 7-11 on the Atlantic Seaboard , New Jersey Jen @ Copy Max on 28 th Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan
    • 37.         "Pray at All Times in ` Spirit, with all Prayer and Supplication... Ephesians 6.18 Love Your Clerks @ Circle K Near Talahassee, Florida @Clarksville Post Office June 30, 2004, @Cousins Subs o/s Milwaukee on June 27, 2004 @Firestone in Saginaw, Michigan @ a Lemonade Stand Near The Black Hills Train Depot @ Kinkos Copy Shop in Grand Rapids @ Frostops in Baton Rouge, Louisiana @ Good Year on July 14, 2004 in @Holland State Park On June 29, 2004 @PetSmart in Grand Rapids On July 3, 2004a
    • 38. For Whom and How, then, Should we Pray? (click on the church icon to find out)     “ I Pray for them. I pray not for the world but for them which Thou has given me, for they are Thine” John 17.9 "I appeal to you brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf..." Romans 15.30 “ Pray at All Times in the Spirit, with all Prayer and Supplication..." Ephesians 6:18   "I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, thankful for your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now" Philippians 1.3-5   Will be Called a House of Prayer Is it not Written, ‘My House For all Nations’ ? Mark 11.17   “ Therefore I Tell You, Whatever you ask for In Prayer, Believe that You Have Received it, and It Will be Yours” Mark 11.24         And when you Stand Praying, if you Hold Anything Against Anyone, Forgive him, so that Your Father in Heaven May Forgive you Your Sins” (Mark 11.26)  
    • 39. "I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mind also: I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the mind also“ 1 Corinthian 14. 15 Care for our Clerks @ Post Office in Thornburg, Virginia Where I sent out a Complaint Concerning the Activities of the CIA @ a Market in Saginaw, Michigan @a Store in Shoshone, California, Near Death Valley @ a 7-11 In Brook Park, Ohio On July 7, 200 @ a gas Station in St. George, Utah @ Thai Express in Brighton, Michigan @Wendys by Gerald Ford Airport, Grand Rapids @Wiers Grocery Store Near Penn State University on July 29, 2004 @7-11 in Grayling, MI 7/6/04
    • 40. And when you Stand Praying, if you Hold Anything Against Anyone, Forgive him, so that Your Father in Heaven May Forgive you Your Sins” (Mark 11.26) Between Savannah & Jacksonville, 7/19/04 Between Augusta & Savannah Lady Selling Alpine Slide Tickets Near Mt. Rushmore Gal Selling Peaches in South Carolina Gal Selling Catfish in New Orleans Chris the Ranger @ Devils Tower Exchange Student Clerk From Bulgaria in Torrey, Utah Ice Cream Man in Oklahoma City Mark 11.24                                                                    
    • 41. “ Continue in Prayer and Watch in the Same with Thanksgiving” 1 Thessalonians 4.2 Pray for our Clerks @ 7-11 in Sea Isle City, New Jersey On the Black Hills Train Ashley @ Kinkos in Madison, Wisconsin @This lady Served me a BBQ Chicken at a Grocery Store in Ohio Betty Street Sells Admission Tickets @ Jewel Cave in South Dakota You’ve Seen her Before—she’s the Gal Who Served me a Bananna Split in Le Mars Iowa @Toll Booth, Bridge to Canada I Bought a Gallon of Ice Tea in New Orleans Boy @ Gillette Shell 6/20/04l
    • 42. Prayer Helps Indian Clerk in Hite, Utah Clerk in Blanding, Utah Clerk in Fowler, CO ack @ Sioux City Sears Jessica our Jewel Cave Guide Jim or Tim @ The Grant Store in Yellowstone @7-11 in Denver, CO Jnett @ Kinkos in Rino, NEvada Cowboy Actor Near Mt. Rushmore Town Shayla @ Dan’s Supermarket in Gillette, WY                                     Give us each day our daily bread; and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us; and lead us not into temptation Luke 11:2-4   our Clerks       "When you pray, say: Father, Hallowed be thy be thy name. Thy kingdom come... [thy will be done On earth as it is in heaven]… Click to go back to Prayer Page
    • 43. Prayer Helps   @Kinkos in Warren, Ohio. @ Kinkos in Sioux City Iowa, 6/24/04 Larry Changed my Brake Pads Near Wichita, Kansas @ Post Office in LeMars Iowa Lilah @ Kinkos in Upland, CA Lisa @ Oil Change in Grand Rapids On July 2, 2004 J Lindy @Jamba Juice in Madison, Wisconsin, June 26, 2004 This man Sells The Tickets for The Black Hills Train Near Mt. Rushmore Pray for our Clerks Luigi @ Kinkos in Sioux City   Give us each day our daily bread; and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us; and lead us not into temptation Luke 11:2-4
    • 44. A Spirit of Prayer   "I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mind also: I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the mind also" 1 Cor 14.15       Megan Graves Selling Tickets for 7-Falls Attraction in Colorado Springs @a Middleville, Michigan Convenience Store I talked About Faith with this Man in the Brake Shop in Wichita, Kansas Shasta @ Clam Bar on East Coast Postal Clerk Near Zion N.P. Sara @ Jamba Juice in Folsom, CA Subway Sandwich Clerk In Torrey, Utah J Our Guide @ Penn Cave Tina, a Clerk in Altoon, PA Clerk @ Pamida in Pipestone, MN Pray for our Clerks  
    • 45. A Spirit of Care Griselda @ Bakersfield Shell This Clerk said, “ Thanks man” . This Clerk @ the AutoZone in Durham, NC called me “Sweety” J Greg Hayes @ Kinkos in Grand Rapids, 7/3/04 Clerk in Altoon, PA You can’t see him but he’s the man behind the counter at the post office in Gary, Indiana. His name is Howard Pray for our Clerks   "...In the same way the Spirit helps us in our weakness.We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us, with groans that words cannot express..." (Romans 8.26)   This man Changed my Battery Cable in Orderville, Utah
    • 46. Kids Are Our Future @Glenwood Hot Springs, Colorado Bob Crow’s Son @ Grace CRC Kids with Mom at Pasadena P.O @Sutter Middle School J A Mime Presentation At Sutter Middle School At Frostops in Baton Rouge Louisiana Alicia Blinker a Middle School Student In Los Angeles, California @East Valley Middle Belen Mayorquin             My Little Children , Let us not Love in Word, neither in Tongue,but in Deed and in Truth" 1 John 3.18 Little
    • 47. And Bigger Ones Too! Ashley Pierce, a Great Student @North Hollywood High School Gal Reading Bible @ North Hollywood High Jessica Hernandez @ Sun Valley Middle Monique @ Byrd Middle Jaacan @ Sylmar High School In San Fernando Valley, CA J At Frostops in Baton Rouge Louisiana Britney @ Sylmar High     "I Have no Greater Joy than to Hear that My Children Walk in Truth" 3 John 4 @Emerson Middle School Heather @ Sun Valley Middle Click Below to Hear me Taking Attendance, live, @ L.A Academy on 11/5/04
    • 48. And we Need Office Personnel. They Need GRACE Rose @ North Hollywood High School Teri White @ Verdugo Hills High Shirley @ Sutter Middle J Resnick @ Fulton M.S. All Halls Lead to THE MAIN OFFICE @Northridge Middle School Like them or not Carol Hughes @ Canoga Park H.S. Mr.Saunders, the Librarian @ VHHS Mr. GreenBaum@SunValley Mr. Price@ Sutter M.S.       "And God is Able to Make All Grace Abound Toward You, that Ye, Always Having All Sufficiency in All Things,May Abound to Every Good Work" 2 Corinthians 9.8
    • 49. - J       ROSIE @ Emerson Middle Secretary @ Mark Twain Middle     "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind..." Matt 22.37
    • 50. There are Some Beautiful Caves in Our Country! Rushmore Cave Left Top to Bottom: Wind Cave, Colorado Springs Glenwood Caverns, Glenwood, CO7/31/04 , Rushmore Cave Right Top to Bottom Spook Cave. Penn Cave, and our Guide Jewel Cave, Jessica our Guide - Wind Cave, Colorado Springs Glenwood Caverns, Glenwood, CO Spook Cave Penn Cave Jewel Cave "How Great is His Goodness. How Great is His Beauty" Zechariah 9.17
    • 51. EDUCATION HELPS Mr. Kok’s Academic Credentials (COLLEGE) : High School: Grand Rapids Christian High; Michigan ’82-85 Calvin College ’85-’89, BA Psychology (Academic Honors) Courses Taken (from beginning to most recent): Introduction to the History of Art (231); Western Civilization (History 101); Introduction to Philosophy (Phil 153); Introduction to Psychology (Psych 151); Interim on Sociology of Prison Life (Soc @52); Principle of Microeconomics (Econ 221); Written Rhetoric (English 100); Physical Conditioning (PE (104); Social Psychology (Psych 310); Biblical Theology (Rel 103); Semester @ Chaminade University of Honolulu , Hawaii (Fall, 1986): Cultural Anthropology (An 200); General Biology I (Bio 101) & Lab; Judaism (Religion 480); Personal & Public Speech (Sp 140); ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Calvin College (Interim 1987 et. seq.) Christian Perspective on Learning (CPOL W10); Organization & Management (Business 360); Marketing (Business 380) Macroeconomics (Econ 222); Introduction to Cinema (English 251); Intellectual History of the United States ((History 355); Therapeutic Exercise (PE 117); Pychopathology (Psych 212); Statistics & Research (Psych 250); American Religious History (Religion 304); SEMESTER IN SPAIN Spanish Culture Interim (Span W11); Elementary Spanish (101); Elementary Spanish (102); Intermediate Spanish (201); Intermediate Spanish (202); ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Weight Training (PE 114)l; Physical Science (Phys 110); Organizational Psychology (Psych 301); History of Psychology (Psych 306); Downhill Skiing ((PE 150); Growing up Wholly/Holy (Psych W11); Shakespeare (Engl 303); Elements of Modern Mathematics (Math 100); Life Span Developmental Psychology( Psych 330); Psychology of Motivation (Psy 330); Leadership in Progresss (Recreation 303); Graduated in Spring of 1989, BA in Psychology Second BA Degree: Calvin College: (Spring ’92- Spring ‘94 Psychology of Education (Educ 301); Introduction to Teaching (Educ 303); Reading Content: Secondary (Educ 307); Reading Strategies, Secondary (Educ 308); Philosophy of Education (Phil 209); Survey of English Literature (Engl 202); Literature of the U.S. II (Engl 311); Recent British & American Literature (Engl 319); History of English Language (Engl 330); Aerobic Aquatics (PE 111); Survey of English Literature II (Engl 203); Literature of the U.S. I (Engl 310); Teaching of Writing (Engl 336); Interim Study of the Writings of Aleksander Solzhenitsyn (Engl W50); Directed Teaching, Secondary (Educ 346); Semester of Secondary English Teaching (Engl 359);
    • 52. EDUCATION HELPS Mr. Kok’s SEMINARY Credentials :
    • 53. "How Great is His Goodness. How Great is His Beauty" (Zechariah 9.17)
    • 54. Top Left: A Bear @Yellowstone MidLeft: Uvehebe Crater, Death Valley Lower Left: Moose @ Mammoth Hotsprings Middle: the Marshall/Bailiff @ Mammoth Hot Springs & The Courthouse   "Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God... for God is love " 1 John 4. 7-8 Inside Mission St. Ysabel Pastor Mark Vermaires House in San Marcos @Mammoth Hot Springs Court
    • 55. in Washington D.C . Thank God for Our Museums ,Memorials, Monuments & National Parks! BattleshipMuseumLongBeach,CA @Hearst Castle, San Simeon A Piece of the Berlin Wall @ Reagan Museum SpaceNeedleSeattle In Front of Grand Teton "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves" Matt 10.16 Rainy Day in Southern California On Plane From D.C. On Aircraft Carrier Museum to L.A. via Atlanta San Diego, CA Click on the Star For Museum Guide
    • 56. Getting a Haircut @Great Basin N.P. @ Lincoln Memorial @Redwood State Park @Sheriff’s Museum, San Diego @10 Commandments Musical, Kodak Theatre Hollywood Blvd @Mission St. Ynez, Solvang @Maryland Historical Society Baltimore   "Let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ...stand firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not frightened in anything by your opponents" Philippians 1. 27
    • 57. @Sara Gezons House in Salt Lake City, Utah Random Pics @The DogBeach @Spees House On Coronado, San Diego Olympia, WA @The Disney Concert Hall, @Steve & Kris Koks Los Angeles, California Escondido,CA @Babe Ruth Museum, Where Barb Wiersma Baltimore Maryland Grew Up in Kalispell, MT         "Let None of You Imagine Evil in Your Hearts against his Neighbor, and Love no False Oath for all these are Things that I Hate, says the Lord" (Zechariah 8.17) The Pumpkin Patch in Ramone,California Picking Up a Halloween Pumpkin
    • 58. And that’s the Temporary End, Folks…God’s Country is a Work in Progress…Coming Soon…God’s World! A lot of things were not included in this, but they will be. And if you want me to be mindful of something, let me know, send me a picture, etc. Click on arrow to Return to Beginning
    • 59. Right Click and then Scroll Down to Speakers Notes To Read Mustard Seed Ministries 52 Day Journal Click on Arrow to Return to Slide Show p.2
    • 60.       The Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit is Alive! He quickens us! Gen 1.2 “And the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 6.3 My Spirit will not counter with man forever. Ex 31.3 “I have filled him with the Spirit of God with skill” Nu 11.25 “When the Spirit rested on them they prophesied .. but they did not do so again. Deut 34.9 “Joshua , Son of Nun, was filled with the Spirit of Wisdom because Moses had laid his hands on him … Judges 11.29 Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jephthah, 13.25 Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jephthah, 1 Sam 10.10 a procession of prophets met him, the Spirit of God came upon him in power and he joined in their prophesying. 2 Sam 23.2 “the Spirit of the Lord spoke through me His word was on my tongue.. 2 Kings 2.9 “Let me inherit a double portion of your Spirit” Elisha replied// Nehemiah 9.20 “you have your good Spirit to instruct them , you did not withhold your …your manna from their mouths, you gave them water for their thirst by Your Spirit you admonished them through your prophets yet they paid no attention / Job 33.4…Ps 31.5 Into your hands I commit my Spirit, Ps 34.18 The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in Spirit. 51.10 Create in me a pure heart oh God and renew a steadfast Spirit within me. 51.11 Do not case me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me/106.33 They rebelled against the Spirit of God//139.7 When can I go from your Spirit …flee from your presence…143.10 May you good Spirit lead me on level ground// Is 11.2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding of counsel and of power of knowledge and of fear of the Lord…30.1 (plans that are not mine..not by my Spirit) //32.15 “the Spirit is poured out upon us from on high.. //44.3 I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring blessing upon your descendents.. 57.15 “to revive the Spirit of the lowly”.//61.1 The Spirit of the sovereign Lord is upon me...because the Lord has anointd me to preach good news to the poor..”” 63.10 They rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit// /Ezek 11.9 put a new Spirit in them” ..13.3 who woe to those who follow their own Spirit” //36.26 “give you a new heart and put a new Spirit in you” //Dan 4.8//Joel 2.28 “I will pour out my Spirit on all people” // Zech 4.6 “not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit” //Matt 1.18 found to be with child through the Holy Spirit” 3.11 “He would baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire..” 3.16 He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dive and lightning on him// 4.1 Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted//5.3 “poor in Spirit” //10.20 Not you speaking but the Spirit of your father speaking through you” //12.31 blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven..//26.41//28.19 Baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit// , Mark 1.8 He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit// Lk 1.35 The Holy Spirit …Lk. 1.80 Become strong in Spirit (pneumatic).. 3.16 He will baptize you with Holy Spirit and with fire (pneumatic agio), 4.18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me.. //11.13 “Father in heaven will give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him” // 23.46 I commit my Spirit .. Jn 1.33 I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him” 3.5 “No one can enter the Kingdom of God unless He is born in water and the Spirit. Spirit gives birth to Spirit. … 4.24 Must worship in Spirit and in truth, 6.63 The Spirit gives life, the flesh counts for nothing. //7.39 By this he meant the Spirit/, up until this time the Spirit had not yet been given// 14.26 the counselor the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name will teach you all things…16.13 when the Spirit of truth comes He will guide you in all truth// 20.22 Receive the Holy Spirit. Acts 1.5---In a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit 1.8 you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.// 2.4 all of them were filled with the Holy Spirit. // 2.17
    • 61.       “ I will pour out my Spirit on all people..//2.38 you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit… 4.31 and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. 5.3 you have lied to the Holy Spirit. //6.3 choose 7 who are known among you to be fill of the Holy Spirit //8.15 they prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit. // 9.17 that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit//11.16 you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit/ 13.2 while they were worshipping the Lord and fasting the Holy Spirit said, “set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them..// 19.2 Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” Romans 8.4 “Do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit!” 8.5 set mind on what the Spirit desires //Roman 8.9 If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ he does not belong to Christ/ Ro. 8.13 IF by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body you will live because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God not a Spirit of slavery but the Spirit of Sonship the Spirit Himself testifies that we are Gods’ children// 8.23 first fruits of the Spirit (groan inwardly) 1 Co 2.10 God has revealed it to us by His Spirit, The Spirit searches all things //2.14 man without Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God. // (words taught by the Spirit) // 6.19 your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit.. //12.13 “we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body we were all given the one Spirit to Drink.. 2 Cor 1.22 Put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit guaranteeing what is to come. 3.3 Not with ink but with the Spirit of the Living God// 3.6 Letter kills but the Spirit gives life// 3.17 Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit is there is freedom//5.5 Spirit as a deposit.. …. Gal 3.2 // 2 Cor 7.1 Did you receive the Spirit by observing the law/ or by believing what you heard.??? Gal 3.2 // 5.16 So I say live by the Spirit// 5.22 fruit of The Spirit // 5.25 Since we live by the Spirit let us keep in step with the Spirit.//6.8 the one who sows to please the Spirit from the Spirit will reap eternal life. // Eph 1.13 In // Eph 2.22 –In Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit. //4.4 One body one Spirit .. //4.30 Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption// 5.18 Instead be filled with the Spirit .. //6.17 Take the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God and pray in the Spirit// 2 Th2.13 God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in truth// 1 Tim 3.16 He appeared in a body was vindicated by the Spirit… // 2 Tim 1.7 Not a Spirit of timidity but a Spirit of power, love & self –discipline… >Heb 2.4 “And gifts of the Holy Spirit..” . 10.29 “Who has insulted the Spirit of grace..’ /1 Peter 3.4 Beauty of a gentle and quiet Spirit p..2 Peter 1. 21 prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, by men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit…..// 1 John 3.24 And this is how we know that He lives in us, we know it by the Spirit He gave us… // 4.1--- do not believe every Spirit.. //4.13 We know that we live in Him and He in us because He has give us of His Spirit. , Jude 20 pray in the Holy Spirit. Revelations 2.7 “Let him hear what the Spirit says too the churches.. Matt 24. 15… When … you see standing in the Holy Place the abomination of desolation ...Mk 1.24 I know who you are the Holy One of God… Lk. 1.35 The Holy Spirit will come upon you…   Click on Arrow to Return to Slide Show, p.19
    • 62. Right Click and then Scroll Down to Speakers Notes To Read Mustard Seed Ministries Museum Guide Click on Arrow to Return to Slide Show p. 55

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