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Monday, May 24, 2010

Giveaway!!

Quarter Mile Math Giveaway

Raising Olives blog is having a giveaway! She is giving away a Quarter Mile Math computer program! Just go to her blog and leave a comment on the post to enter!!
Blessings!!
www.raisingolives.com
I also have a link on the lower right of my page.

A Church Family

Wow...we had a wonderful day yesterday with our church family. What we have been missing for soooo many years! To be able to spend the day with like-minded families who love the Lord...it's such a tremendous blessing! Conversations that are centered around God, a message so inspired from the Lord, sharing a meal....all of it!!! Makes me want everyday to be Sunday!! It's funny, this is NOT how I used to feel about Sundays! I used to D~R~E~A~D Sundays. Now, my children even count down the days until "Church day", they "play" church during the week...they walk around singing.."O God, our help in ages past...." God is so good to have led us to this place.
Our elder preached an incredible message. It was like he had heard the conversation Joe & I had the night before! There are so many times that we worry and are anxious, but if we would just commit these concerns to the Lord...HE will take care of them! Why do we doubt this?? If God begins a work...He WILL finish it!! He is sovereign over all!! (I know, I seem to be rambling...but I am just in awe of God's ways this morning!!)
And, the verse of the day today, Hebrews 4:12, is our church memory verse from a couple months ago. My children still recite it for me, and I LOVE to hear the little ones say it! Their pronunciations are precious!!
Just praising God today for the path HE has put us on, and praying that HE continues to lead, guide, and direct us in the days to come.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Narrow Way

I read a little booklet today by Arthur Pink called The Narrow Way.

"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." Matt. 7:13-14
A few excerpts:
"...we may plainly discover why it is that the vast majority of our fellow-men and women, yea, and of professing Christians also, will fail to reach Heaven: it is because they prefer sin to holiness, indulging the lusts of the flesh to walking according to the scriptures, self to Christ, the world to God. It is as the Lord Jesus declared-"Men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil" (Jn 3:19): men refuse to deny self, abandon their idols, and submit to Christ as Lord: and without this, none can take the fist step toward Heaven!"
"Though the 'Narrow Way' leads to life, only FEW tread it. Multitudes make a profession and claim to be saved, but their lives give no evidence that they are 'strangers and pilgrims' here, with their 'treasure' elsewhere. They are afraid of being thought narrow and peculiar, strict and puritanic. Satan has deceived them: they imagine they can get to heaven by an easier route than by denying self, taking up their cross daily, and following Christ!"
"Christ came here to 'save His people from their sins' (Matt. 1:21); and if you are not delivered from the power of sin, from the deceptions of Satan, and from the love of the world, and from the pleasing of self, then you are NOT saved."
Much to ponder.