Whatever the cause, internal turmoil is the natural result of external instability. A tumultuous storm at sea picks up the ocean floor and tosses it about, making the water murky, dark, and foreboding. So likewise, the unpredictable circumstances of life unsettle us and cause us to feel tossed around. In those times, every manner of worry seems to rise to the surface of our souls. We often feel entangled in emotional seaweed and in danger of drowning in the murky waters of instability.
In honor of Mother's Day, I have posted this poem below. It is my desire that Christian mothers would be strengthened by the truths of this poem. I pray that each one of us that has been blessed with children would realize the incredible power that we have been entrusted with as the great influencers of our world.
The sovereignty of God is the ship that will carry us safely to shore when life keeps hammering our souls like an angry ocean tide on a stormy dark night.
I heard this on the Desiring God Pod-Cast. Episode 597 (May 15, 2015) was a question/answer session with Trip Lee, a Reformed Christian Rapper, addressing the issue of believers watching on-screen nudity. I have posted a link to it here, as a follow up to my previous post, "How Can A Believer Not Be Grieved By Watching Sin?". ... 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
I take the girls, and we have a “Ladies Theological Society Meeting” -complete with Bible Study, prayer, and chocolate. And, my husband takes the boys to another room in the house, and does “Men for the Lord.” (Which, by the way, was quite an undertaking for those years when some of Dan’s ‘mighty men’ were still in feety-pajamas and needed to be in bed by 8:00 PM).
Shortly after Wilberforce's conversion to Christ, he felt the call of God on his life. He believed that the Lord was calling him to lead England in social reform- chiefly by ending the British involvement with the slave trade. To this end, he invested over thirty years of his life, and in so doing, became one of the... Continue Reading →