Monthly Archives: August 2008

The PickensPlan

The PickensPlan is fairly simple and it will work. I’m not saying that the PickensPlan alone is the answer but it is definately a plan that will contribute to our overall plan of energy independance. The overall plan is going to have to include solar, nuclear and clean coal technology also being persued but the PickensPlan can be a key element of the overall plan.

What is the PickensPlan? It can be summed up in the following quote:

Building new wind generation facilities and better utilizing our natural gas resources can replace more than one-third of our foreign oil imports in 10 years.

PickensPlan: The Plan.

The neat thing about this is that a lot of the existing cars on the road can economically be converted to run on natural gas. Yeah, I’m still a proponent of electric cars but we aren’t going to flip a switch and switch over to electric cars. This gives us a way to move to electric cars without making current ICE powered cars useless when gasoline prices rise too high to make them usable. Ethanol from corn is not the answer.

New Looks

For over two years I’ve been using the same theme with this website. I would occasionally change the banner but I was really happy with the look and function of the site.  That was until this past week. In a three day span I randomly came across four other sites using the same theme. That won’t do. I don’t think this theme will either but it will do for now.

It’s been too long since I sat down to design a website anyway. This might be something to keep me busy for a little while.

Jesus was speaking only to me

I’ve been talking to some friends about what a personal relationship with
Jesus means. They tossed around a few metaphors to explain what they
thought this personal relationship means and they were pretty good but a
metaphor wasn’t making the statement to me that I thought best conveyed
what this personal relationship is. Basically it means to me that Jesus was
speaking only to me in His sermons. His sermons on what was required for my
salvation was meant as directives only to me and not as standards for me to
hold other people accountable to. If anyone is to be held to these
standards it is only me.

When Jesus says, “Love your neighbor.” He’s talking to me. I must love my
neighbor, not expect my brother to love his neighbor. When He tells me to
take care of the widows and orphans he means for me to do so, not expect
anyone else to take on the job.

Now I’m not saying that you can’t have this same personal relationship all
I’m saying is that I can’t expect you to. That isn’t a part of my personal
relationship with Jesus Christ.