Friday, April 29, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
We had a great Easter weekend. It was nice having Friday off work and Thomas and I got a lot done thanks to a lovely friend watching Judah for the day. We were able to put mulch in our flowerbed and pack up some things to sell at the SEBTS yard sale this coming weekend.
We attend church on Saturday so that's when we celebrated Easter with our church body. We had a lot of baptisms after each service and Thomas and I both had the opportunity to be baptism counselors. I met a really nice girl named Rachel who just became a believer at 25 years old after attending Summit for only a few months. It was encouraging to hear her testimony and to see how God is using our church and it's members to bring people to Himself.
Judah also started saying a new word this weekend, "Uh oh!" We would say it and he kept saying it back. It was so much fun!
Judah saying uh oh!
(if you're reading this on Facebook, click here to watch the video)
Judah started to get a little fussy so I was going to go inside and grab a paci. As I walk up to the glass storm door, which the Jumparoo with Judah in it is sitting right in front of. I look down at the floor inside the house and what do I see looking up at me with it's head raised but a black SNAKE. I screamed and immediately picked Judah up and ran off the porch. THOMAS!! There is a snake...IN OUR HOUSE! Haha! My awesomely brave and manly husband ran inside the house and shut the door as I clung to Judah shaking. A few minutes later he comes out holding the snake with our kitchen tongs and is wielding a shovel from beside our fireplace. Before he can get it on the ground it briefly gets wrapped around his arm, then he finally shakes it off and cuts off it's head with the shovel. It lay on the ground for at least 10 minutes still writhing around headless. It was pretty crazy! I just kept thinking of all the what ifs...and imagined it crawling past Judah to get into the house. SHUDDER.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
"The Bible is a unity. That is, perhaps, the most amazing of all the amazing things that are true of it. It consists of sixty-six separate units, written over more than a thousand years against a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, by people who for the most part worked independently of each other and show no awareness that their books would become canonical Scripture. The books themselves are of all kinds: prose jostling poetry, hymns rubbing shoulders with history, sermons with statistics, letters with liturgies, lurid visions with a love song.
Why do we bind up this collection between the same two covers, call it The Holy Bible, and treat it as one book? One justification for doing this - one of many - is that the collection as a whole, once we start to explore it, proves to have an organic coherence that is simply stunning. Books written centuries apart seem to have been designed for the express purpose of supplementing and illuminating each other. There is throughout one leading character (God the Creator), one historical perspective (world redemption), one focal figure (Jesus, who is both Son of God and Savior), and one solid body of harmonious teaching about God and godliness. Truly the inner unity of the Bible is miraculous: a sign and a wonder, challenging the unbelief of our skeptical age."
- J.I. Packer, the forward to The Unfolding Mystery by Edmund Clowney
Monday, April 18, 2011
If you are reading this in Facebook go HERE to see the video.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
“In a sermon Dick Lucas once preached, he recounted an imaginary conversation between an early Christian and her neighbor in Rome.
And the answer is, it’s no kind of religion at all.”
“Ah,” the neighbor says. “I hear you are religious! Great! Religion is a good thing. Where is your temple or holy place?”
“We don’t have a temple,” replies the Christian. “Jesus is our temple.”
“No temple? But where do your priests work and do their ritual?”
“We don’t have priests to mediate the presence of God,” replies the Christian. “Jesus is our priest.”
“No priests? But where do you offer your sacrifices to acquire the favor of your God?”
“We don’t need a sacrifice,” replies the Christian. “Jesus is our sacrifice.”
“What kind of religion is this?” sputters the pagan neighbor.
(Tim Keller, King's Cross, p.48)