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.
...OK breathe. And say it again. Now close your eyes. And surrender.
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
For several years now, my husband and I have been meeting with our kids for Bible Study on Monday nights. 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... Continue Reading →
A while back, I began reading The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had by Susan Wise Bauer. In the first chapter of the book, she talks about the importance of keeping a record of self-education- of writing down important ideas, truths, thoughts, or anything else that the self-educating person may want to remember.... Continue Reading →
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 →