Friday, November 30, 2007

Merry Christmas!

As december first comes around I am looking back over the past year just to remember God's blessings. this year He has exceeded my expectations once again. The main thing I am thankful for in my life it the attitude of service I see in the people in my church. It encourages me to serve with a joyful heart.

Oh, come, all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant!
Oh, come ye, oh, come ye to Bethlehem;
Come and behold him
Born the king of angels:
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord.

Let us rejoice!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Truth or Preference?

Recently I was engaged in a conversation regarding homeschooling verses other schooling (public, private, Classical Christian...) . The question was posed, "Do you think homeschooling is MORE biblical (hence holy) then other forms?" So I pose the question to you. Please use scripture. Remember the question is not what form is more effective, but is there a biblical perspective grounded in scripture alone.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

This just happened:

Phone Rings.

Employee: Hello. _____ Pharmacy. How can I help you?

Customer: Yes. Me and my husband are driving across the country and I wanted to know how long you could wear an adult diaper without it leaking?

Sunday, June 10, 2007

the work of the body

I know two postings in one day is going overboard, but if you know me, you know I go overboard when I am excited. I just wanted to comment on the blessing that "God talk" has on my life. I few minutes ago a group of friends left my house and I am encouraged (not because they left). Our conversation ranged from brides maid dresses to the ottoman empire but throughout we spoke of our struggles with personal sin and how our salvation is being worked out practically. Are we pursuing correct relationships with the body? or are we responding correctly? What is our motivation in doing "good works"? Granted these question were not directly addressed but our conversation followed similar questions. The body is neccessary to encourage, exhort, love and confront. It shows once again that the Bible speaks to what can glorify God the most and one way is to build relationships with one another based on God's work and His glory.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

A Debtor to Mercy Alone

Life, fast-paced and self-centered, is a blurr of actions that serve self. Being a Christian creates a new scenerio about living in the world, namely that my sole pursuit is not self but God's glory. Santification is changing the pursuit of self to the pursuit of God and His glory. A person by themselves with no outside influence would choose evil or wrong. So how do you change your thinking? By mere reading this would seem to be an impossible task, BUT I left out the beginning. The mercy of God shown in sending His Son and pouring on Christ the wrath I deserved has made a way for me to be free to do good. So, I am a debtor to mercy alone. The freedom in that statement is the heart of the reason I struggle and strive to do good. My motivation can now be the GLORY of GOD and not the glory of self.