“…Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money, saying, “Give me this power also, so that anyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought... Continue Reading →
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 →
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you…” 1 Peter 5:6 Acronyms help me remember things that I should remember- but that I sometimes too easily forget. Being humble, or having a humble-mind, as Scripture commands the believer to have (1 Peter 3:8), is... Continue Reading →
Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24 ESV). It can be hard to believe God when we feel hurt, disappointed, or maligned by those that we have trusted. Here is a ten-fold plea for faith for unexpected seasons of suffering and affliction of this kind.... Continue Reading →
"My deepest desire is that as a woman created in the image of God, redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus Christ, baptized into the assembly of the Firstborn by the blessed Holy Spirit, sanctified by the Same in the Word of truth, I will magnify the supremacy, beauty, excellence, and holiness of God in all... Continue Reading →
"My husband changed after we married. He would not look at me, talk to me or even say my name... As time went on and four children later, I thought of suicide... ...I began to search the Word for a way out of my marriage commitment...
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 have heard people that were raised in Christian homes claim that they don't have exciting testimonies. I don't agree, at all. I have often thought anyone who thinks that about their own testimony does not understand how sinful or how needful of God's grace they really are. Here is a great testimony of God's... Continue Reading →
Happy 20th Dan!! I put this little picture journey together for you... complete with our wedding song! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ_f5rKl1jc First, our roots... Your Mom and Dad on their wedding day, my Mom and Dad honey-mooning in Nova Scotia... Not too many years later for either of them, little Danny and little Beth come along (preschool pictures).... Continue Reading →