Friday, December 30, 2011

Brothers


I had an ultrasound today (30 weeks) and I was amazed how much this baby looks like Bear Cub. The new baby is on the left and Bear Cub is on the right.
Isn't God's handiwork amazing?

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Word Became Flesh

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1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2The same was in the beginning with God.

3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

4In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

5And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

7The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

8He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

9That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

10He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

11He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

13Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

14And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

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I wish you all a very blessed Christmas as we remember and celebrate the glorious Incarnation.






Sunday, December 18, 2011

Pray for the Sproul Family

Denise Sproul, wife of RC Sproul Jr and mother of 8 has gone to be with Jesus.

From the Ligonier blog:

Denise, enjoying the blessed vision of our God and Father, is at home with the Lord. Cancer no longer afflicts her, and every tear has been dried away. The Queen of Orlando casts her crown at her Savior’s feet, and together, they dance.

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Whate'er My God Ordains Is Right

Whate'er My God Ordains Is Right




1. Whate’er my God ordains is right,

Holy His will abideth.

I will be still whate’er He does,

And follow where He guideth.

He is my God,

Though dark my road.

He holds me that I shall not fall

Wherefore to Him I leave it all


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The words of this wonderful hymn have been in my head and on my heart this week.

Its been a long and hard week, yet I can trust that God is fully in control of all the circumstances of my life, and all that happens does so in accordance with His providential will.

My husbands aunt, who was a lovely sister in Christ, went to be with Jesus last weekend. Though we are deeply grieving her absence here, we are glad to know the she is home with the Lord. The true gospel was clearly preached at her funeral and we are praying that the predominantly catholic family that was there will carefully consider what they heard.

On Sunday I was sent to the hospital with preterm contractions. It took much longer to stop them than is usual for, but I am very grateful that they did eventually subside with only minimal cervical change. I had to return to the hospital on Wednesday because of an adverse reaction to the meds they sent me home with on Monday, but I am feeling much better now. I am on partial bed rest, which is difficult with a busy 15 month old at home, but we are making the best of it and reading lots of books. It does look like my husband will be able to take a medical leave to be home with us - a HUGE answer to prayer. I'm so thankful that he has a good job with great benefits during a time when so many are out of work and uninsured.

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday Favs 12.9.11

Here are a few of my favorite posts this week, enjoy!


Encouraging Our Children to Feast on The Word

The Simple Logic of Limited Atonement

An Amazing Video Depicting and Unborn Baby's Full Development

*  "Judge not, that ye be not judged." (Matthew 7:1) John MacArthur speaks about judging salvation and a profession of faith. (very short video)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

I Make My Life a Prayer to You - Keith Green





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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Repost: Thankful Thursday - Thanksgiving Edition


2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

What am I most thankful for?
That the Creator of the universe would look upon sinful man and make a way for us to be reconciled to Him.
That He sent His own Son to be born of a virgin, live a sinless life, suffer the agony of death on a cross, and rise again on the third day so that all who repent and put their trust in him will be saved.
I'm thankful that He softened my hard heart and granted me repentance, and that He continues His good work in me, all for His own glory.
I'm thankful that though man may remember my sinful past I know that God looks on me and sees Christ's righteousness.

Romans 8
Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Friday, November 18, 2011

5 Gospel Warnings

1. Substitute anything for Christ, and the Gospel is totally spoiled!

2. Add anything to Christ, and the Gospel ceases to be a pure Gospel!

3. Put anything between a person and Christ, and that person will neglect Christ for that very thing!

4. Spoil the proportions of Christ's Gospel, and you spoil its efficacy!

5. Evangelical religion must be the Gospel, the whole Gospel and nothing but the Gospel.

~ J.C. Ryle
Tract: Evangelical Religion

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Updates

Since it's been a month since my last post I though I would start back with a few updates.

First, the baby is a boy!

I'm currently 23 weeks pregnant and getting bigger. I'm enjoying the feel of this precious little baby kicking and moving and growing - what a wonderful blessing. I've been VERY tired, but I'm thankful to have discovered the reason for that - anemia. Bear Cub is completely weaned now and I've been taking iron supplements in addition to the prenatal vitamins, so I'm hoping to feel better soon. The morning sickness is lingering, as it usually does for me. I'm very happy to not be on bed rest yet, and I hope it stays that way. I started bed rest with Bear Cub at 24 weeks and it was at 28 weeks with the Teen, so I'm quickly approaching the time when I usually start having trouble with preterm contractions/labor.

Bear Cub is 14 months old now and is walking well, saying more words everyday and is getting into EVERYTHING. This video was almost a month ago, so he's walking even better now - but I'll share it anyway.


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Psalm 127:3-5

3Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
4As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
5Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.


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Friday, October 14, 2011

Repost: Comfort

Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.

They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.

I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him."

The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;
-Lamentations 3:22-25

These words were penned by the prophet Jeremiah after the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC. For forty years he had warned the people of coming judgment and was scorned by those who heard him. That judgment finally came and Nebuchadnezzar took the Israelites captive and utterly destroyed Jerusalem and burned the temple.

Yet while looking upon the ruins of his beloved city, the prophet was able to say "Great is your faithfulness" and patiently wait upon the Lord.

It seems that there are so many people suffering right now. Health problems, marriage problems, the loss of a job, death of loved ones, the list goes on and on.

In these very difficult times, it is my prayer that all of us will be able to say "Great is Your faithfulness" and patiently wait upon the Lord. His compassions are new every morning and take comfort, the Lord IS good to those whose hope is in Him.


Have a blessed weekend.

Perspective

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These truly are wonders.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thankful Thursday 10.13.11


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Deuteronomy 31:6
6 Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.
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What a wonderful promise of God. How quickly fears vanish when we remember that He who orders all things, and knows the end from the beginning, is in control of every situation and will never forsake us.
What a wonderful, blessed truth to keep in mind when life is hard.
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Happy Thankful Thursday!



Thank you to Lynn for hosting Thankful Thursday this month.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday Scriptures 10.9.11


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 Teach me Your way, O LORD;
I will walk in Your truth;
Unite my heart to fear Your name.
I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart,
And will glorify Your name forever.
For Your lovingkindness toward me is great,
And You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Saturday Snapshots 10.8.11

 

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Smile!

Friday, October 7, 2011

He Doeth All Things Well


Let us remember this as we look forward to the days yet to come: We know not what our days may be - bright or dark, many or few - but we know that we are in the hands of Him who does all things well. He will not err in any of His dealings with us. He will take away and give - He will move and He will settle - with perfect wisdom, at the right time, in the right way. The great Shepherd of the sheep makes no mistakes. He leads every lamb of His flock by the right way to the city of habitation.



~ J.C. Ryle



Expository Thoughts on the Gospels: Mark, [Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1985], 152. {Mark 7:31-37}
 
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This wonderful quote reminds me of one of my favorites hymns by Fanny Crosby - All the Way My Savior Leads Me
 
All the way my Savior leads me;

What have I to ask beside?

Can I doubt His tender mercy,

Who through life has been my Guide?

Heav'nly peace, divinest comfort,

Here by faith in Him to dwell!

For I know, whate'er befall me,

Jesus doeth all things well,

For I know, whate'er befall me,

Jesus doeth all things well.



Monday, October 3, 2011

Highland Sanctuary Book Tour



About the book:
Gavin MacKenzie is hired to restore the ancient Castle of Braigh. He discovers a hidden village of outcasts that have created their own private sanctuary from the world. Among them is Serena Boyd, a mysterious and comely lass who captures Gavin’s heart. The villagers have an intriguing secret, while Serena harbors a deadly past that could destroy her future. When a fierce enemy launches an attack against them, greed leads to bitter betrayal. As Gavin prepares a defense, the villagers unite in a bold act of faith, showing how God’s love is more powerful than any human force on earth.



Author Bio
Jennifer Hudson Taylor is an award winning author of historical Christian fiction set in Europe and the Carolinas and a speaker on topics of faith, writing and publishing. Her work has appeared in national publications, such as Guideposts, Heritage Quest Magazine, Romantic Times Book Reviews, and The Military Trader. She serves as the Publicist at Hartline Literary Agency. Jennifer graduated from Elon University with a B.A. in Journalism. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with family, long walks, traveling, touring historical sites, hanging out at bookstores with coffee shops, genealogy, and reading. Jennifer’s fiction is represented by Literary Agent, Terry Burns with Hartline Literary Agency.

Website/blog: http://www.jenniferhudsontaylor.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/JenniferHudsonTaylor

Twitter: www.twitter.com/jt4novels


My Review:
I really enjoyed this book. The setting is described in beautiful detail and its clear the book was thoroughly researched. The characters are easy to relate to and I found myself genuinely caring about what happened to them. The "outcasts" in the Village of Outcasts are particularly interesting and enjoyable. Serena quiet strength and kind heart is endearing. The superstitions of that time are also clearly portrayed in the book.
What occurred to me while reading this was how we, as the Church and the Bride of Christ, are a bit like the Village of Outcasts. We live here on this earth, but we are citizens of heaven and never truly fit in. We are different; set apart, and we need the fellowship of the other "outcasts."
Overall, this is an excellent book and I would highly recommend it.

Read the first chapter

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sunday Scriptures 10.2.11

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thankful Thursday 9.29.11

This past week we had a delightful family vacation to the south shore of Lake Superior. I’m thankful for few days away together, that Bear Cub traveled well, and for God’s magnificent creation.

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Bear Cub found plenty of ways to entertain himself in the van.

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The scenery was beautiful.

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Mr K enjoyed the beautiful golf courses.

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The sunsets were breathtaking.

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It was a wonderful trip.

Thank you to Iris for hosting Thankful Thursday this month.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thankful Thursday 9.22.11

Saturday morning I woke up, peeked outside our front window and saw a plastic bag with what appeared to be a flyer or pamphlet in it hanging off our front door.
Mumbling slightly, I went to see what the J-Dubs had left this time (there’s a large Kingdom Hall right up the road from us).

This is what I found:

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Slightly surprised but still unconvinced as the Jehovah’s Witnesses have been known to use Bible verses before, I turned it over.

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Um… wow. That wasn’t the J-Dubs.

It was so refreshing to wake up and find the gospel stuck to my door – what a blessing! I realize you probably can’t read it, but it was good. Yes, I would have preferred they use the word repent – but our sin nature and need for a Savior is there.

I’m so thankful for whoever was out sharing the gospel with my neighbors Friday night, and for good Gospel tracts.

What a you thankful for this week?

Thank you to Iris for hosting Thankful Thursday this month.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Zucchini Bread

One of my favorite things about the beginning of fall is the chance to get back to baking. One of my fall favorites is zucchini bread.

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I made the three loaves using only one large zucchini.

Here’s the recipe:

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 egg, beaten
1 cup sugar
1 cup finely shredded, unpeeled zucchini
¼ cup cooking oil
Handful of raisins

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the bottom and ½ inch up the sides of an 8x4x3-inch loaf pan; set aside. In a medium bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and nutmeg. Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture and set aside.

2) In another medium bowl combine egg, sugar, shredded zucchini, and oil. Add zucchini mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in the raisins and spoon batter into the pan.

3) Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the middle comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

TIP: I use the shredder attachment on my food processor to shred the zucchini, then put the regular blade in and pulse to achieve a finer consistency. This is much easier than shredding by hand.

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

God Is All We Need...and All We Should Want




"Have we, at any time in our own experience, failed of any thing all our life long hitherto? have we wanted any thing? Our want arises because we will not admit, we will not receive, or we long after other things, which God is not pleased we should have.



There is in God an all-sufficiency of grace and mercy to pardon us; there is an all-sufficiency of spiritual strength to support us and carry us through all our difficulties; there is an all-sufficiency of goodness and beauty to satisfy us; and there is an all-sufficiency of power and glory to reward us."
~John Owen
from a sermon entitled The Everlasting Covenant, The Believer’s Support Under Distress, volume 9 of Works

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday Favs 9.16.2011

Here are my favorite posts of the week:

An Open Letter to Steven Furtick - the second video is and absolute MUST WATCH. Its short and well worth the time.

Does the Doctrine of Election Trouble You?

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thankful Thursday 9.15.2011

 

September in Minnesota can be so beautiful. I'm so thankful for cool fall mornings, warm cups of Cafe Vienna, and soft flannel pajamas. A few trees in our neighborhood have leaves that are just starting to turn - a promise of a beautiful display of color to come.

Bear Cub has just been a delight to be with and is growing so fast. We are quickly transitioning into toddlerhood and loving the changes and challenges that come with it.

josef 1st birthday makes a face

Thank you to Iris for hosting Thankful Thursday this month.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday Scriptures


Therefore if anyone is in Christ,
he is a new creature;
 the old things passed away;
 behold, new things have come.
 - 2Corinthians 5:17


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Saturday Snapshots 9.10.11

Alternately titled "Our future hockey player"



Don't worry, his favorite stuffed dog makes everything better!





Saturday, September 3, 2011

Friday Favs

Something new here folks. As I'm busy dealing with first trimester ickines while chasing after a busy 12 month old, I've found little time for blogging. Since I am much more of a reader than a writer, what blogging time I do have I've been spending reading your blogs, I thought I would share with you my favorite posts of the week - in no particular order. I hope you are a blessed and encouraged by them as I was.

Here they are:

The Super Men

You Might be a Calvinist If...

John MacArthur: "Who would have thought that John Piper would have Rick Warren at a Desiring God conference?"


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thankful Thursday - Birthday Edition






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I'm so thankful for a year of first words, first teeth, and first kisses for Mom.


Thank you to Iris for hosting Thankful Thursday this month.

And welcome back Ali with Saturday Snapshots!






Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Double Imputation


There are two parts to our acceptance with God.

1. Our absolution from the guilt of sin, that our disobedience be not charged upon us. This we have by the death of Christ; our sins being imputed to him, shall not be imputed to us, 2 Cor. 5:21; Rom. 4:25; Isa. 53:12.
2. Imputation of righteousness, that we may be accounted perfectly righteous before God; and this we have by the life of Christ. His righteousness in yielding obedience to the law is imputed to us. And thus is our acceptation with God completed. Being discharged from the guilt of our disobedience by the death of Christ, and having the righteousness of the life of Christ imputed to us, we have friendship and peace with God. And this is that which I call our grace of acceptation with God, wherein we have communion with Jesus Christ.
~ John Owen ~
from Of Communion With God, volume 2 of Works, page 176

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Lord's Day

Let us never forget that our feelings about Sundays are sure tests of the state of our souls. The person who can find no pleasure in giving God one day in the week, is manifestly unfit for heaven. Heaven itself is nothing but an eternal Sabbath. If we cannot enjoy a few hours in God’s service once a week in this world, it is plain that we could not enjoy an eternity in His service in the world to come. Happy are those who walk in the steps of her of whom we read today! They shall find Christ and a blessing while they live, and Christ and glory when they die.
~ J.C. Ryle
Expository Thoughts on the Gospels: Luke volume 2 , [Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1998], 120. {Luke 13:10-17}

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Preach on Hell...Because it is Scriptural

If you would ever be a healthy and scriptural Christian, I entreat you to beware of any ministry which does not plainly teach the reality and eternity of hell. Such a ministry may be soothing and pleasant, but it is far more likely to lull you to sleep than to lead you to Christ or build you up in the faith. It is impossible to leave out any portion of God’s truth without spoiling the whole. That preaching is sadly defective which dwells exclusively on the mercies of God and the joys of heaven and never sets forth the terrors of the Lord and the miseries of hell. It may be popular, but it is not scriptural; it may amuse and gratify, but it will not save. Give me the preaching which keeps back nothing that God has revealed.
~ J.C. Ryle
Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Roots, “A Woman To Be Remembered”, [Moscow, ID: Charles Nolan Publishing, 2001], 212.



Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thankful Thursday - Psalm 40

Psalm 40
1I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
2He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
3And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
4Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
5Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
6Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
7Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,
8I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.


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Thank you, Lord, for lifting me out of the miry clay.


Thank you to Laurie at Women Taking a Stand for hosting Thankful Thursday this month.



Monday, August 15, 2011

We Shall Thank God For Every Storm

“If we are true Christians, we must not expect everything smooth in our journey to heaven. We must count it no strange thing, if we have to endure sicknesses, losses, bereavements, and disappointments, just like other men. Free pardon and full forgiveness, grace by the way and glory to the end – all this our Savior has promised to give. But He has never promised that we shall have no afflictions. He loves us too well to promise that.
By affliction He teaches us many precious lessons, which without it we should never learn. By affliction He shows us our emptiness and weakness, draws us to the throne of grace, purifies our affections, weans us from the world, makes us long for heaven. In the resurrection morning we shall all say, ‘it is good for me that I was afflicted.’ We shall thank God for every storm.”
~ J.C. Ryle
Expository Thoughts on the Gospels: Mark, [Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1985], 83. {Mark 4:35-41}

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thankful Thursday - Bear Cubs Big Announcement!


...and we are very thankful!

Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
-Psalm 127:3


Thank you to Laurie at Women Taking a Stand for hosting Thankful Thursday this month.



Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday Scriptures

 It is better to take refuge in the LORD
than to trust in man.
-Psalm 118:8

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Prayer for a Sister in Christ

Ali who blogs at http://www.anordinarymom.com/ is the originator and host of Saturday Snapshots, which I regularly participate in. 
Over the past week her families lives have been turned upside down with her oldest son having brain surgery to remove a tumor that has turned out to be cancerous.
Would you please take a moment to pray for them, and perhaps stop by her blog to show your support?


James 5:16
16Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday Snapshots 7.23.2011




The cutest little turtle I ever have seen!




Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Laboring for the Good of Our Soul

How are we to labor? There is but one answer. We must labor in the use of all appointed means.
We must read our Bibles, like men digging for hidden treasure.
We must wrestle earnestly in prayer, like men contending with a deadly enemy for life.
We must take our whole heart to the house of God, and worship and hear like those who listen to the reading of a benefactor's will.
We must fight daily against sin, the world, and the devil, like those who fight for liberty, and must conquer, or be slaves.
These are the ways we must walk in if we would find Christ, and be found of Him. This is laboring. This is the secret of getting on about our souls.

Expository Thoughts on the Gospels: John, volume 1, [Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1987], 349, 350. {John 6:22-27}

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Healthy Preaching = Healthy Churches

The importance of preaching is God's chosen instrument for doing good to souls. By it sinners are converted, inquirers led on, and saints built up. A preaching ministry is absolutely essential to the health and prosperity of a visible church. The pulpit is the place where the chief victories of the Gospel have always been won, and no Church has ever done much for the advancement of true religion in which the pulpit has been neglected. Would we know whether a minister is a truly apostolical man? If he is, he will give the best of his attention to his sermons. He will labor and pray to make his preaching effective, and he will tell his congregation that he looks to preaching for the chief results on souls.
~ J.C. Ryle
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Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Glorious End To Which Sin Is Appointed And Ordained

There is a glorious end whereunto sin is appointed and ordained,
and discovered in Christ, that others are unacquainted withal.
Sin in its own nature tends merely to the dishonour of God,
the debasement of his majesty, and the ruin of the creature in whom it is;
hell itself is but the filling of wretched creatures with the fruit of their own devices.
The comminations and threats of God in the law do manifest one other end of it,
 even the demonstration of the vindictive justice of God,
in measuring out unto it a meet recompense of reward.
 But here the law stays (and with it all other light)
and discovers no other use or end of it at all.
In the Lord Jesus there is the manifestation of another and more glorious end; to wit, the praise of God's glorious grace in the pardon and forgiveness of it;
 —God having taken order in Christ that that thing
 which tended merely to his dishonour should be managed to his infinite glory,
 and that which of all things he desireth to exalt,—even that he may be known and believed to be a "God pardoning iniquity, transgression and sin."

- John Owen -

from Of Communion With God, volume 2 of Works, pages 100-101

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Saturday Snapshots 6.25.11


Jojo was very helpful on Sunday -
Da-da might not have been able to handle that Fathers Day card on his own!



We also had a fun time at the zoo!


This was a couple of weeks ago. He LOVES his pool.



Friday, June 24, 2011

Blessed are They that Mourn

Matthew 5:4

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Would you please join me in praying for a couple of blogging friends?



I've been so blessed to get to know these two ladies through the blogosphere. Please take a moment to pray for them and their families.








Monday, June 20, 2011

Hell Is A Real Place Where Enemies Of God Will Be Judged

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday Scriptures


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Romans 3:21-31


God's Righteousness through Faith

21 But now, apart from the law, God's righteousness has been revealed —attested by the Law and the Prophets  22 —that is, God's righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ, to all who believe, since there is no distinction. 23 For all have sinned and fall short of the  glory of God. 24 They are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Him as a propitiation through faith in His blood, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His restraint God passed over the sins previously committed. 26 He presented Him to demonstrate His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be righteous and declare righteous the one who has faith in Jesus.


Boasting Excluded

27 Where then is boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law?  By one of works? No, on the contrary, by a law of faith. 28 For we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from works of law. 29 Or is God for Jews only? Is He not also for Gentiles? Yes, for Gentiles too, 30 since there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith. 31 Do we then cancel the law through faith? Absolutely not! On the contrary, we uphold the law.
 
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)





Saturday, June 18, 2011

Saturday Snapshots 6.18.11

We had a busy but fun weekend last week.

We had grad parties where we were able to visit with family.


We went to Shula's first birthday party.


Jojo and Shula played "bumper walkers" in the barn.



Open Eye Theater did a puppetshow in our neighborhood that we really enjoyed.



Link up your Saturday Snapshots over at an ordinary mom.