Saturday, January 30, 2010

wise words...

The Cross in View
John 12 (6 days before His crucifixion)

True honor accepts Jesus for who He is, not who I want Him to be.

To refuse the cross is to refuse Jesus.

Continuous rejection of Christ results in the inability to receive Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

40 Days Promotional Video

**Scroll down to the bottom and pause my music :) **

Thursday, January 21, 2010

wise words...

God is Glorified in Delays, Death, and Defiance
John 11

God uses delays to develop our faith...remember, God is never late, rarely early, but He is always on time.

Only God can give the dead life.

Defiance is silenced by God and God is glorified...will you bend or will you be broken?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

"I've been to the mountain top"

In Martin Luther King's last speech he said, "I just want to do God's will, and He's allowed me to go to the mountaintop and I've looked over and I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight, that we as a people will get to the promise I'm not worried about anything, I'm not fearful of any man, mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord."

Every time I hear him I am deeply moved, as I'm sure many are...because he spoke boldly with beautiful articulation and peacefully fought for equality, an inalienable right...God given and an American right.

Will there be another man or woman like him? Speaking and peacefully fighting for another inalienable right again...a God given and an American right. Maybe there is and his name just might be Shawn Carney.

In the Psalms, God says, 'For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb' and 'Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be' and written in our Constitution, 'endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.' Maybe, if you take God out of the equation, and before high tech abilities could detect the heartbeat three weeks after conception, one could argue abortion was not illegal according to the Constitution. But, because we know when the baby's heart begins to beat and all the different stages of development, how can abortion still be legal??...webster says death is characterized by the permanent stoppage of the heart...on the contrast, life is characterized by a beating heart.

Shawn Carney began 40 Days for Life, an epic movement similar to the peaceful march and gracious influence of Martin Luther King on civil rights that brought about equality in America. The 40 Days campaign is motivated by love, has given life to thousands, gives us hope that we too can be unafraid, and that one day we will be on the mountaintop to see the promise land.

Friday, January 15, 2010

wise words...

The Good Shepherd and He is God
John 10

Jesus is the Good Shepherd who willingly gave His life for His sheep.

The Good Shepherd knows His sheep and His sheep know their Good Shepherd.

Those who intimately know the Good Shepherd completely trust in Him.

Jesus' words and works prove He is God and our words and works prove in Whom we trust.

True and lasting security is in Jesus Christ alone.

Jesus cares for His sheep, every one of them...

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Brooke's prayer...


Put mercy on me, because that is good.

The end

Friday, January 8, 2010

Friday Night Fun

Kyle and I heard giggling from around the corner and we saw this:

Brooke pulling Kameron

all around the house

and Kameron holding on

and enjoying the ride!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

this is what...

Erin does to an apple, nothing left but a stem and seeds...

good morning

and good morning to You too, Lord...

Stages of Faith
John 9

The beginning step of faith is stepping out into obedience.

God uses opposition to build our faith.

When you are convinced that Jesus is the Son of God, bold faith and worship will happen.