Thursday, January 28, 2010


Ministry is....

Giving when you feel like keeping...

Praying for others when you need prayed for...

Feeding others when your own soul is still hungry...

Living truth before people when you cannot see results...

Hurting for others when your own hurts cannot be spoken...

Keeping your word when it is not convenient...

Being faithful when your own flesh wants to run away.

-Author Unknown

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

For Those Who Love Books

If you love books, you must watch this video tour of  Al Mohler's library.

Planned Parenthood Seeks to Bring More Death to Haiti

Planned Parenthood, world-renowned as a leading provider of abortion and birth control, has opportunisticly sought to use the disaster in Haiti to raise funds to help mothers kill their children in the womb and prevent new life through contraceptives. Click here to read a Washington Times article on this development.

Copied from Doug Phillips blog.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My Contentment and God's Sovereignty

We bought our home about 2 1/2 years ago.  The home itself is actually going on 11 years old.  It is in need of a few repairs that we are trying to make as the Lord allows provisions for.  One issue is the carpet.  To be perfectly honest, it hasn't reached the "needs" list yet but it is on it's way.  So for now, it remains on the "want" list.  It is dark green (which shows every piece of fuzz you could imagine), it's kind of worn, faded and is starting to come apart at the seems.  The other day my sweet Gracie had gone outside early in the morning while the dew was still on the ground.  In 9 year old fashion, she came right back inside without cleaning her shoes. She's a busy girl; who has time for that?  LOL!  We're working on it.  Anyway, she left a wet, grassy trail from the front door to the kitchen and back out the door.  As I was cleaning the floor, I was thinking about how much I dislike the carpet.  Then I thought, if my friend Renae was here, she'd remind me that at least I didn't have to walk on a cold, hard floor.  She would have been right; she always right.  Then I thought, what if all I had was a cold, hard floor.  Would I still be content?  Then my mind went to the book of Job.  What if God took away all of my flooring and I was left with dirt. Would I still be content?  Then it struck me.  I need to be content with God, not just His blessings.  Not that we shouldn't be content with what He has blessed us with, but what He really desires if for us to be content with Him.  Then I thought, if I really believe God is sovereign, then I should be content.  Right?  If He cares about the birds in the fields (Mt. 6:26) and knows the number of hairs on my head (Luk 12:7), then He also cares about my ugly, green carpet.  He not only cares, but He was sovereign in my having the ugly, green carpet.  He had a purpose for it.  Psalm 121:4 tells us Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. We must remember He is always at work, in every detail of our lives, working all things together for our good and for His purposes. So, do we believe God is sovereign?    If so, words such as chance, luck, fate, fluke, happenstance, and coincidence should not be a part of our vocabulary.  Elizabeth George says, "These terms litter the language of those who fail to accurately acknowledge the power and sovereign control of God over every detail of life."

Heb 2:8  putting everything in subjection under his feet." Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him.

1Ti 6:15  ...he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords

Php 4:11  Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 

1Ti 6:8  But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 

Heb 13:5  Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have...

Lies Young Women Believe | Too young to serve?

Lies Young Women Believe | Too young to serve?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Reputation vs. Character

The circumstances amid which you live determine your reputation;
The truth you believe determines your character.

Reputation is what you are suppose to be;
Character is what you are.

Reputation is the photograph;
Character is the face.

Reputation comes over one from without;
Character grows from within.

Reputation is what you have when you com into a new community;
Character is what you have when you go away.

Your reputation is learned in an hour;
Your character does not come to light for a year.

Reputation is made in a moment;
Character is built in a lifetime.

Reputation grows like a mushroom;
Character grows like an oak.

A single newspaper report gives you your reputation;
A life of toil gives you your character.

Reputation makes you rich or makes you poor;
Character makes you happy or makes you miserable.

Reputation is what men say about you on your tombstone;
Character is what angels say about you before the throne of God.

Author unknown

Friday, January 22, 2010

He IS smarter than a fifth-grader - Campus Life

He IS smarter than a fifth-grader - Campus Life: "Eleven-year-old Alex Jaeger enrolls at PSU"

Sufficency of Scripture @ Vision Forum

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Friday, January 15, 2010

The Intellecual Insanity of Relativism

If you take relativism to its logical conclusion, it makes all of life totally meaningless. I tried to upload this video but failed. Here's the link.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Book List for 2009

Who likes to read? I do; but in spurts. Among other goals, this year I will make every effort to be more disciplined in my reading. I've made a list of twelve books, some of which I had previously started but for some reason or another, never finished. By putting this list public, hopefully it will encourage me to actually read them.

1. A Steadfast Heart by Elyse Fitzpatrick

2. When People Are Big and God is Small by Edward T. Welch

3. In My Father's House by Mary Kassian

4. Trusting God by Jerry Bridges

5. The Heart of Anger by Lou Priolo

6. A Foundation for Life by Michael A. G. Haykin

7. A Brief Account of the Life of George Muller by Mrs. Muller

8. Tying the Knot Tighter by Martha Peace and John Crotts

9. Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp

10. Instructing a Child's Heart by Tedd and Margy Tripp

11. Radical Womanhood by Carolyn McCulley

12. Passionate Housewives Desperate for God by Jennie Chancey & Stacy McDonald

13. Ester: Becoming a Woman of Beauty and Strength by Elizabeth George

14. Becoming a Woman of Excellency by Cynthia Heald

By now you've realized this is more than 12 books. Am I over-extending myself? Maybe, but this is my goal for reading. I would love to hear what you are reading?