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Baileigh Rose

March 16, 2012 Leave a comment

I can’t believe my cousin, Kaitlin, is a mommy already! I am now a rather joyful second cousin. Baileigh Rose showed herself for the first time on March 9, 2012 at 11:19 am. She weighed in at 6lb 7oz. She’s already a week old! I really want to meet this beautiful bundle of joy! May she grow up to be a strong, beautiful woman of God.

Now, if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do his commandments, “the Lord bless and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26) “The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.” (Psalm 121:7-8) Blessed shall you be when you come in and blessed shall you be when you go out. The Lord will command the blessing on you and in all that you undertake.* May you be strengthened with power through his Spirit, so that Christ may dwell in your heart through faith. May you be rooted and grounded in love and know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge and be filled with all the fullness of God.** May you “be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a mannor worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.” (Colossians 1:9-12)

You are already loved far more than you will every know (especially by your Mommy).

 

 

* taken from part of Deuteronomy 28: 1-12

** taken from part of Ephesians 3:14-20

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Part 2

February 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Homework

February 3, 2012 1 comment

I enjoy listening to something, usually music, while doing my homework. However, this week I ran across a talk by Dr. Voddie Baucham on Biblical Womanhood and decided to listen to that instead.

In this talk, Dr. Baucham talks to women about their worth and the lie that the culture has sold to us. He also speaks to men, as his sons, and what they should be looking for in a woman. I encourage you all to listen to this talk and think seriously about it.

Here is a link to Part 1: Biblical Womanhood – Part 1 by Voddie Baucham

 

Merry Christmas!!! (A few days late)

December 27, 2011 Leave a comment

 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6

Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the new born King;
Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!”

Merry Christmas, Ya’ll!!!

Thankfulness

November 25, 2011 2 comments

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” – Colossians 2:6-7 (emphasis added)

Here’s a question for you, why is the day after Thanksgiving a day of coveting? Isn’t that pretty pathetic? When you are giving thanks, it would seem that you are content. How then does it follow that the day after giving thanks… is filled with so much discontentment and unthankfulness?

A few of the things I am thankful for are as follows:

  • God’s grace
  • The Bible from which I can learn
  • Family
  • Friendship
  • The warmth of the wood stove against my back
  • Mugs of tea
  • The traditional brown sugar cake
  • Cookies
  • Laughter and discussion around the dinner table
  • Music
  • Full bookshelves
  • Lots of food
  • The sound of boiling water
  • Clouds fleeing before the wind
  • Games played with siblings
  • And the list goes on…

Disposable Children by Elisabeth Elliot

November 25, 2011 3 comments

A ruling of the Internal Revenue Service now allows parents a tax exemption if a child intended for abortion lives for any length of time. The breathtakingly fancy mental footwork necessary to justify such action goes something like this: what was meant to be discarded is not a child. It is called a “p.o.c.” (product of conception, which of course is what children and all the rest of us are). The bad news is that this disposable tissue turned out to be a child and (alas) was born. The good news is that you can get a tax exemption for a dependent child. The best news is that its dependence is only temporary. Call it a child, then, till you get your money. You need not go to the trouble of keeping it. You can call it tissue again and toss it out. Thus the abortionist’s mistake becomes the taxpayer’s windfall, and the doctor who orders the child abandoned (i.e., killed by neglect and sometimes by active means) is not charged with murder but paid for what is now called a postnatal abortion.

Will you stand up against the outrage called “prochoice“? Do you understand its implications?

“Because they have not seen fit to acknowledge God, he has given them up to their own depraved reason. This leads them to break all the rules of conduct. They are filled with every kind of injustice, mischief, rapacity, and malice…. They are without natural affection and without pity” (Romans 1:28, 29, 31, NEB).

Psalm 31:24

October 24, 2011 1 comment


“Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.”

“Courage” – what does that word really mean?

“Courage” is defined as “the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.”, “The ability to do something that frightens one.”, “the confidence to act in accordance with one’s beliefs, especially in spite of criticism.” A few synonyms are “fearlessness, dauntlessness, pluck, spirit, bravery, valor.” Bravery implies true courage with boldness. Valor implies heroic courage: valor in fighting for what is right.

So we are to “be of good courage”. We are to “face difficulty, danger, pain, etc. without fear.” We are to have “the confidence to act in accordance with one’s beliefs, especially in spite of criticism.” We are to be fearless, dauntless, to have pluck, spirit, to be brave and have valor…

But we obviously can’t do that on our own. Which leads us on to the second part:

“he shall strengthen your heart”. 

“Strengthen” means “to make strong or increase the strength of”, “to make stronger; give strength to”. A few synonyms are buttress, reinforce, fortify, support…

He shall “make strong, increase the strength of”, “give strength to”, “buttress, reinforce, fortify, support” your heart.

“all ye that hope in the Lord” 

“Hope” means to “look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence, to believe, desire, or trust”.

In this verse, he is talking to those of us who “look forward to, desire, believe, trust” in the Lord.

 

So the next time you are struggling with something, remember:

“Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.” – Psalm 31:24