Happy Reformation Day one and all! I have posted the above video the past 3 or so years now. It is well done and has a great message to it. And, if you get a chance, why not go and read a little Luther or Calvin today! It can only do you good! Read the rest of this entry »
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This past weekend, the girls and I were doing a little garden preparation work. Mainly, we were walking through the garden spot (which had been tilled a couple of weeks back) looking for rocks. We made it a little game, to try and hold their attention, and we would find rocks and put them in a bucket. It is good to remove the rocks from the garden, so as not to damage the tines on the tiller. Read the rest of this entry »
“The future is futile for forces of evil;
And so they did scorn them in times Medieval.
For this is the nature of shadow and gloom;
In the gleaming of glory there can be no room.
What force is resourced by the echoing black?
When the brightness ignites can the shadow push back?
These ‘powers’ of darkness, if such can be called,
Are banished by brilliance, by blazing enthralled.”
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Palm Sunday: (Mt. 21.1-11; Mk. 11.1-10; Lk. 19.28-44; Jn. 12.12-15—Jesus sends two disciples to secure a donkey, as he and the others wait on the Mt. of Olives, Christ makes his Triumphal entry into Jerusalem, Jesus weeps over Jerusalem: Jn. 12.20-36—Jesus is sought after by some Greeks: Mt. 21.17; Mk. 11.11—Jesus enters the temple and later returns to Bethany.) (*All Scripture and daily events complied with help from ESV’s: “A Harmony of the Events of Holy Week).
***This year, as I did last year, I will make a post each day of Holy Week to remember the final week of Christ’s earthly life and ministry. Each day Scripture passages will be given that go with that particular day and then I will make comments concerning the events of that day and end each post with a prayer. I pray this will be a blessing to you as you reflect on this most important week.***
It had to be quite a scene to witness that Sunday. It should not surprise us that Jesus chose a lowly donkey instead of a great steed or war-horse to be his vehicle for entering the city of David. This was very much in keeping with his entire life. From his very conception, Jesus had shown himself as a minister to those in need; a servant to show people the way of the kingdom of God. Read the rest of this entry »
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I recently began a winter bible study at my local church. Last year, I led them through the letter of Colossians. This year the suggested book was Deuteronomy. Yes, I know, I know, when many here the D word they either find a flimsy excuse to exit stage right or they suddenly contract some sort of ancient fainting disease, which exhibits long blank stares, drooling at the corners of the mouth, shortly before causing a violent (and reportedly uncontrollable) plop of the head down to the nearest flat surface. Inevitably, snoring ensues and the culprit (eh, victim?) finds a nice, long rested sleep.
Well, Deuteronomy isn’t all that bad, right? I mean, if you can learn to spell it that’s half the battle! Read the rest of this entry »
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Today, I wish to share an oft-quoted quotation from St. Augustine that needs quoting again.
“Can any praise be worthy of the Lord’s majesty? How magnificent his strength! How inscrutable his wisdom!” Man is one of your creatures, Lord, and his instinct is to praise you. He bears about him the mark of death, the sign of his own sin, to remind him that you “thwart the proud”. But still, since he is a part of your creation, he wishes to praise you. The thought of you stirs him so deeply that he cannot be content unless he praises you, because you made us for yourself and our hearts find no peace until they rest in you. (Augustine, Confessions, Bk. 1:1)
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I’m sitting at my desk, putting some finishing touches on my Sunday school lesson for tomorrow. I am currently teaching a church history class on Sunday mornings during Sunday school. We will begin looking at St. Augustine tomorrow, which should be an interesting study!
(My desk is in the garage with a couple of bookshelves around me. I basically made a corner of the garage an office space.)
As I am finishing up some research and my PowerPoint slides, my two-year old came over to me. She wanted to sit in my lap and help me type, I have learned through trial and error this is not a good idea! Read the rest of this entry »