Don't be ignorant about what Scripture teaches
“… in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures. You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To...
Happy Valentine's Day
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family on heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love may be able to comprehend with all the...
For rest and shelter of the night, For each new morning with its light, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sometimes i look at Mario and think, “This is the man that loves me completely.” Then i smile and take a deep breath, because knowing this is overwhelmingly comforting.
I'm with Him
When the Christian dies and stands before God, he/she won’t say …I was baptized …I went to church on sundays …I prayed “the prayer” …I prayed to you when my life got hard …I believed you existed …I was a good person …my parents were really important in our church …I went on a missions trip but simply, “I’m with...
it's a battle worth waging
This excerpt is helpful to me: We all experience them: anger, resentment, envy, jealousy, defensiveness, lust, and others. These are a part of the temptations spoken of by Paul (1 Corinthians 10:13). The important thing is what we do with these feelings. A follower of Christ is not to be controlled by his feelings.This is what is referred in Proverbs 25:28 as self-control. Well then, how do we...
At each moment, with every choice
C.S.Lewis, ‘Mere Christianity’ excerpt People often think of Christian morality as a kind of bargain in which God says, ‘If you keep a lot of rules I’ll reward you, and if you don’t I’ll do the other thing.’ I do not think that is the best way of looking at it. I would much rather say that every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of...
“Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord, His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, Like the latter and former rain to the earth.”
“Most would rather be ruined by praise, then saved by criticism.” Friends, if you see me headed in the wrong direction, I hope you will let me know. That doesn’t mean I will like it, but in time I will love you for it.
It's interesting how
when I looked at my Dad thoroughly enjoying my husbands company and respecting his dreams and goals, I found myself looking more admirably at my husband too. I love my Dad and I love my husband. My Mom is pretty cute, too. Having my parents over for dinner was a success. Made these suckers for dessert S’more Cookies!
Don't Follow Your Heart
One very popular saying that I disagree with is “Follow your heart.” I think this saying has caused people many problems. It sounds nice. People like to hear this saying. The movies are really good at tagging this line onto the end of an emotionally powerful film. Another saying quite similar is “Whatever floats your boat.” The idea that following your heart, or doing...
“Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.”
I’m such a sucker for a good duet.
Prayer of Desiderius Erasmus
“O Lord Jesus Christ, You have said that You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Suffer us not to stray from You, who are the Way, not to distrust You, who are the Truth, nor rest in anything other than You, who are the Life.” Amen.
“Truly He taught us to love one another, His law is love, and His gospel is peace.”
My Own Kitchen
Having my own kitchen and the cold weather has meant more baking. Recently I’ve made four Pumpkin Rolls which were new for me and the fourth one definitely came out the best as far as aesthetics. I have a Pumpkin Loaf that just came out of the oven. I have only eaten one piece, and will be trying not to eat the rest of the loaf all night. I have Apple-Pear Butter in the crock-pot. I thought...
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Tumblr should be called “Yumblr” so I can have an excuse to talk and post pictures about food! #busyeating
”We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” - C.S. Lewis
I’ve been reading through the book of Matthew recently. Every time I read through the gospels I just love ‘em. I love reading the words of Jesus. THE WORDS OF JESUS! It is crazy to me that I have that privilege. You know how people say they would like to have lived in the time of Jesus, to see Him, and hear Him and all of that. Well, I am in a way glad that I wasn’t. There are...
My Schedule, Please Re-Schedule
My schedule. My schedule sucks. It’s funny how I force myself to do all of these things that I don’t really want to do and complain and complain and don’t change anything. My life is but a vapor. I don’t want to waste it. I know there are responsibilities I have and I want to fulfill them. But since this semester started I haven’t had time for any of the things are...
Yesterday, I bought my wedding dress. I am getting married! I think it is beautiful and I love the little details. I wish I could wear it for more than one occasion.