In the midst of the current COVID-19 crisis, I have wondered what celebrating Passion Week is going to be like while physically separated from fellow believers and my church family. You probably have too. I mean, I think we can all admit that church is different now - or at least it feels different now.... Continue Reading →
Knowing this makes living in a broken, fallen world possible. It makes work more meaningful and relationships more valuable. It is an anchor on the stormy days and a powerful gust of wind in our sails on the bright, glorious days. It is the epic – in an epic life (and in a not-so-epic life, too). It is the absolute – in a life lived to the absolute fullest extent. The end for which the beginning begins, and the beginning which gives us grace for every end that we must endure.
This is the sermon John Piper preached at Passion 2017. Sunday a friend told me to check it out. She said that her and her husband listened to it last week and that it left them dumbfounded - that it changed their whole perspective on sin and the essence of evil. So I heeded her... Continue Reading →
In 1953 I was married in the Catholic Church. God gave us four boys and four girls. In 1974, my oldest daughter was invited to a service in a Baptist church, and I gave her my permission to go there.
I was showing my son John how to use the Bible-Hub search engine (Bible.hub is some pretty nifty free online software for searching the Bible). So I asked him, "What do you want to look up?" He said, "Cup of water- like David's mighty men." (He is twelve.) So we typed it in, and next... Continue Reading →
“Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.” Proverbs 28:13 Confession of sin is an on-going practice in the life of every believer. It is a necessary part of maintaining fellowship with God. All believers continually struggle with sin in one form or another. Therefore, all... Continue Reading →
In this 2 minute and 46-second video clip, Dr. Beeke explains the importance of meditating like the Puritans did, and he explains what meditating on the Lord and the things of God meant to a Puritan. My husband and I thought this was very edifying. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HipJK3QoxrQ Dr. Joel Beeke pastors at the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation... Continue Reading →
It is only the fear of God that can deliver us from the fear of man. John Witherspoon