Saturday, July 21, 2007

We Came In Peace For all Mankind

Thirty-eight years ago this week I was glued to the television set watching the most amazing trek humankind had undertaken since Ferdinand Magellan circumnavigated the globe in 1519 - the flight of Apollo 11 and the first man to walk on the moon. All these wonderful NASA photos can be found at The Project Apollo Archive.

This plaque was attached to one of the Lunar Lander's legs. It remains there on the moon to this day. I find it interesting that those words were chosen while the Vietnam war was ragging.

What an awesome view of our beautiful planet. The earth sure looks like a welcoming place to visit in contrast to the appearance of the moon. From here it looks so peaceful and alive. If we "came in peace" to such a desolate and uninhabitable place like the moon, then why can't we live in peace on earth?

Peace, Love, and Light through Jesus the Christ!
Kevin (Cloud)

Saturday, July 14, 2007

In The News

Somehow I made it on to the religion page of the Dallas Morning News as the website of the week...

Web Site of the Week: Hippie Christian

09:27 PM CDT on Friday, April 28, 2006

This site is maintained by a guy named Kevin - or Cloud, as he was known back in the day. He explains how to live the hippie Christian lifestyle: Study and follow Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, hang out with like-minded believers, talk daily with God. His hippie lifestyle defies some of the stereotypes; he writes that he prefers to stay sober to hear God's voice. But there's no mistaking the site's groovy design - peace symbols, tie-dye and rainbow colors.

There's a silly quiz to determine whether you're a hippie Jesus freak, and a collection of drum rhythms for drum circles. The most poignant writings are found on his blog, linked from the site. The hippie and his wife are taking care of their infant granddaughter while the girl's parents fight drug problems, he says. Grandpa Cloud's musings on love, faith and parenthood are sincere and worth following.

Tyra Damm

Online at:

Thanks Tyra for the kind words!

Peace, Love, and Light through Jesus the Christ!
Kevin (Cloud)

Saturday, July 07, 2007


Another mystical, magical combination of numbers for today's date... 07-07-07.

Some have tried to capitalize on the significance of today's date. Well for someone born on a Friday the 13th I have a hard time buying into all the fanfare. First it was the Y2K thing, yawn! Then it was 06-06-06, oops 666 is the number of a man not a day. Now it's 07-07-07, hold on to your hat Martha - it's a new age a'comin'.

One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind. He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks. (Romans 14:5-6)

Peace, Love, and Light through Jesus the Christ!
Kevin (Cloud)