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Friday, October 10, 2008

We are getting all kinds of traffic in response to our ad in Country Sampler, however most of it is bouncing - which means they land on our website and then leave. I'm not sure why this is happening. Our reason for placing the ad was to drive traffic to our site, so it is doing what it is supposed to do, but for some reason, people aren't staying. We are going to have to look at our home page and see what the problem could be.

I have Mass with the school kids this morning so no workout. I also don't have a statistical comparison to Friday of last week because my computer crash wiped out some of my data in my Diet Power program.

Word of the day:
Friday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time
Today the Church celebrates : St. Francis Borgia, St. Ghislain
Lk 11:15-26
When Jesus had driven out a demon, some of the crowd said:
“By the power of Beelzebul, the prince of demons,
he drives out demons.”
Others, to test him, asked him for a sign from heaven.
But he knew their thoughts and said to them,
“Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste
and house will fall against house.
And if Satan is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand?
For you say that it is by Beelzebul that I drive out demons.
If I, then, drive out demons by Beelzebul,
by whom do your own people drive them out?
Therefore they will be your judges.
But if it is by the finger of God that I drive out demons,
then the Kingdom of God has come upon you.
When a strong man fully armed guards his palace,
his possessions are safe.
But when one stronger than he attacks and overcomes him,
he takes away the armor on which he relied
and distributes the spoils.
Whoever is not with me is against me,
and whoever does not gather with me scatters.

“When an unclean spirit goes out of someone,
it roams through arid regions searching for rest
but, finding none, it says,
‘I shall return to my home from which I came.’
But upon returning, it finds it swept clean and put in order.
Then it goes and brings back seven other spirits
more wicked than itself who move in and dwell there,
and the last condition of that man is worse than the first.”

Thoughts from the cornfield:
A pastor friend of mine once told me that he didn't preach on evil because Satan is a foe defeated. That is true, however, that foe is not yet dead and he will take with him anyone he can. Baptism does indeed remit our sins, but we have a responsibility to stay aware of the fact that evil is still a force in our world. Baptism opens the door, but we still have a battle to fight.

God bless our troops!

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