Monday, September 18, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Christian Work Ethic

Eric Ludy - The Christian Work Ethic from Ellerslie Mission Society on Vimeo.

Bible study today: the world's worst workforce. The slacker, the butterfly, the complainer, the poor victim, the mediocre, the dozer, the litigation lawyer, the Opera singer, the uncertain and the abortionist.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

The Attributes of God - God's INFINITUDE

Colossians 3:1-3 
"If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God."

Romans 11:33
"33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?
35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen."
Boundless, Unlimited, Infinite! Only God is boundless, unlimited in His resourcefulness and truly infinite. 

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling: ...How the Whale Got His Throat
‘One at a time is enough,’ said the ‘Stute Fish. ‘If you swim to latitude Fifty North, longitude Forty West (that is magic), you will find, sitting on a raft, in the middle of the sea, with nothing on but a pair of blue canvas breeches, a pair of suspenders (you must not forget the suspenders, Best Beloved), and a jack- knife, one ship-wrecked Mariner, who, it is only fair to tell you, is a man of infinite-resource-and-sagacity.’

The Unity of God
Frederick W. Faber (1814-1863)One God! one Majesty!
There is no God but Thee!
Unbounded, unextended Unity!
Awful in unity,
O God! we worship Thee
More simply one, because supremely Three!
Dread, unbeginning One!
Single, yet not alone,
Creation hath not set Thee on a higher throne.
Unfathomable Sea!
All life is out of Thee,
And Thy life is Thy blissful Unity.
All things that from Thee run,
All works that Thou hast done,
Thou didst in honour of Thy being One.
And by Thy being One,
Ever by that alone,
Couldst Thou do, and doest, what Thou hast done.
We from Thy oneness come,
Beyond it cannot roam,
And in Thy oneness find our one eternal home.
Blest be Thy Unity!
All joys are one to me,—
The joy that there can be no other God than Thee!
Song: Be Magnified O Lord


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Art Class: Giotto di bondone: Hope and Desperation, 1306


There seems to be no better illustration of desperation than drug addiction and living one's life solely for the next high. No thought of family, friends, vocation, marriage, children etc.


Shakespeare: HAMLET
To be, or not to be? That is the question—
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And, by opposing, end them? To die, to sleep—
No more—and by a sleep to say we end
The heartache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to—’tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished! To die, to sleep.
To sleep, perchance to dream—ay, there’s the rub,
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause. There’s the respect
That makes calamity of so long life....
... Who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovered country from whose bourn
No traveler returns, puzzles the will
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,


Monday, July 31, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Chosen/Found

One has to be chosen, the other has to be found.  
I Corinthians 2:9-10 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
  Romans 8:27-28 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Daniel 9:7-10 O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.

O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;
10 Neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.
  Oh Lord, to us belong confusion but take our mess and use it to bring glory unto your name. 

Esther 4:14 14 For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

For such a time as this, for such a place as this for such a reason as The Lord knows. God certainly knows. if we truly trust Him, tis a time of rejoicing and not of woe. 


We have heard the joyful sound: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Spread the tidings all around: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Bear the news to every land, climb the mountains, cross the waves;
Onward! ’tis our Lord’s command; Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Waft it on the rolling tide: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Tell to sinners far and wide: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Sing, you islands of the sea; echo back, you ocean caves;
Earth shall keep her jubilee: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Sing above the battle strife: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
By His death and endless life Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Shout it brightly through the gloom, when the heart for mercy craves;
Sing in triumph o’er the tomb: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Give the winds a mighty voice: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Let the nations now rejoice: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Shout salvation full and free; highest hills and deepest caves;
This our song of victory: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!


Bible Study: The Dagger of Ehud by Eric Ludy

Bible Study: The Dagger of Ehud

Friday, July 14, 2017

Lord Look Upon My Need

LORD, LOOK UPON MY NEED
I NEED YOU, I NEED YOU
LORD HAVE MERCY NOW ON ME, FORGIVE ME
OH LORD FORGIVE ME AND I WILL BE CLEAN
OH LORD YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH MY WAY
THERE IS NOTHING NEW HID FROM YOU
OH LORD YOU KNOW THE NUMBER OF MY DAYS
I WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE FOR YOU

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross


When I survey the wondrous cross 
On which the Prince of glory died, 
My richest gain I count but loss, 
And pour contempt on all my pride. 

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, 
Save in the death of Christ my God! 
All the vain things that charm me most, 
I sacrifice them to His blood...

Monday, June 19, 2017

Lilies!

"In the beauty of the lillies Christ was born across the sea, 
with a beauty in his bosom that transfigures you and me. 
As he died to make men holy, let us die to make men free, 
while God is marching on."

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Hair Things

I spent the years of my youth fighting my hair to change it to comply with whatever was in at the time. Sometimes my poor hair was like an invading enemy atop my head that needed to be subdued no matter the high cost in time and money. I was not going to surrender and hesitated not to employ instruments and portions of all sorts to gain the victory. Not so, as a mom. With these girls, the Lord has walked me through repentance, re-education and endless honest conversation to raise girls who seem to love the hair The Lord gave them. Daily we have all three come to see the rich beauty and grace in our hair of a million tiny curls. We speak gently to our hair these days and the instruments of war are all but disappeared. The result has been love, ease, profound gratitude and rest in our locks—mysterious and liberating. As one of the girls takes hers down, I want to weep 😅😬😬 but mostly thank The Lord for girls who love the covering that He chose for us.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Propping Up Peas

a few flowers
mustard, beet, spinach and kale greens
bitter greens, green beans and peppers
propping up tomatoes and peas
strawberries, pumpkins and zucchini
bird, benjamin or bug bath