Friday, May 26, 2017

Does this need a border?

My sisters say it's fine as is.

He's Just Wondering...

If I'm going to pet him or not. That's just the way Slinky is made, always wanting affection.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Am I a Soldier of the Cross

Am I a Soldier of the Cross
 by Isaac Watts

Am I a soldier of the cross,
A follower of the Lamb,
And shall I fear to own His cause,
Or blush to speak His Name?

Must I be carried to the skies
On flowery beds of ease,
While others fought to win the prize,
And sailed through bloody seas?

Are there no foes for me to face?
Must I not stem the flood?
Is this vile world a friend to grace,
To help me on to God?

Sure I must fight if I would reign;
Increase my courage, Lord.
I’ll bear the toil, endure the pain,
Supported by Thy Word.

Thy saints in all this glorious war
Shall conquer, though they die;
They see the triumph from afar,
By faith’s discerning eye.

When that illustrious day shall rise,
And all Thy armies shine
In robes of victory through the skies,
The glory shall be Thine.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Happy with a new car and sundries

Son #1 bought a new car. It's all his. Well, his and the bank's! haha!  I'm proud of him and thank God that he's able to pay for it. Here he is, looking at me like, "Mom, really? Taking a picture of me? Really?" He had just got home from work and come to raid my fridge again. I don't mind at all, it means I get to see him.

Today is a very windy day, and I wish I were at the beach. I just finished working, and unless there's some document to proofread, I'm free to do the odds and ends I'm always promising myself I'm going to do "tomorrow".  Praise God that I can do some housework, and hopefully, prepare some dinner tonight, probably soup, for the menfolk. I'm blessed!

Plus tonight is the Bible teaching, very happy about that. We're studying Psalms, and it is NOT easy, so much more when you get into the history and the meaning of the original Hebrew.

Back to checking emails, in case some new work came in and then off to do a Tomorrow Chore.


Friday, February 10, 2017

Today's Creation Moment Raccoon Bear?

Today's Creation Moment

Raccoon Bear?

in
Romans 1:24-25
"Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen."
In creation, things aren't always as simple as they seem. Even before Charles Darwin, scientists who believed in evolution classified plants and animals by appearance. A story about the creature's evolutionary history would be invented, based on its appearance and, sometimes, its habits. However, God is too creative for this kind of attempt to write Him out of history.
Raccoon BearThis background information helps us understand the problem of the giant and lesser pandas. Are they related to bears? Are they related to raccoons? Or neither? Evolutionary scientists have been debating this for more than a century. They were sure the giant and lesser pandas should be grouped together because of similarities in their teeth. And even though the giant panda looks like a bear, it doesn't hibernate. Nor does it roar – it has a very unbear-like bleat, like a lamb.
Modern molecular biology has now investigated the panda question. DNA and proteins from greater and lesser pandas were examined and compared. Researchers arrived at a startling conclusion, based on what they knew about raccoon and bear DNA and proteins. The greater panda is a bear. The lesser panda is not a bear, but is related to the raccoon.
  
In their rush to deny the Creator, humans built huge claims out of tiny amounts of information. It is, in fact, much easier to see the greater and lesser pandas as unique creatures that have come from the hand of our imaginative Creator.
Prayer: 
I thank You, Lord, for the wonderful creatures we call pandas. In addition, I thank You that they witness to Your creativity and confound those who wish to deny You. Protect these creatures so that we may always enjoy them. Amen.
Notes: 
"Panda pedigree: giant and lesser." Science News, v. 128, p. 216.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Inauguration

Saw the inauguration, am watching the parade. It's impressive, the first time I see this since Reagan, I think.  Here's part of President Kennedy's speech, from William Federer's An American Minute:



The 35th President John F. Kennedy stated in his INAUGURAL, January 20, 1961:

"For I have sworn before you and Almighty God, the same solemn oath our forbears prescribed nearly a century and three quarters ago.

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life.

And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe -- The belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God."

Friday, December 30, 2016

Those ears...

Pathetic, really pathetic. This drives Son #1 crazy, Slinky having his ears flipped this way. He says, "Jerk dog!" and then unfolds them. But, Slinky manages to flip them back. This can happen all day long. I find it hilarious, how the "Monk" in Dan comes out on account of this dog.

Proverbs 30:
5 Every word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
6 Add thou not unto His words, lest He reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
7 Two things have I required of Thee; deny me them not before I die:
8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:
9 Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas from Hillsdale College


Hillsdale College has the most lovely "Greeting Card" this year!
https://secure.hillsdale.edu/merry-christmas-2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Silent Night by the Jay Sekulow Band

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyPxe3DutxY

If the voices sound familiar, think Petra's John Schlitt and the band Kansas' frontman John Elefante.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Proverbs 4

Willowmarsh

1 Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding;
2 For I give you good doctrine: Do not forsake my law.

3 When I was my father's son, Tender and the only one in the sight of my mother,
4 He also taught me, and said to me:
"Let your heart retain my words; Keep my commands, and live.
5 Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
6 Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you; Love her, and she will keep you.
7 Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.
8 Exalt her, and she will promote you; She will bring you honor, when you embrace her.
9 She will place on your head an ornament of grace; A crown of glory she will deliver to you."

10 Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, And the years of your life will be many.
11 I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths.
12 When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, And when you run, you will not stumble.
13 Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; Keep her, for she is your life.
14 Do not enter the path of the wicked, And do not walk in the way of evil.
15 Avoid it, do not travel on it; Turn away from it and pass on.
16 For they do not sleep unless they have done evil; And their sleep is taken away unless they make someone fall.
17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, And drink the wine of violence.

18 But the path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.
19 The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know what makes them stumble.

20 My son, give attention to my words;
     Incline your ear to my sayings.
21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart;
22 For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.
23 Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.
24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth, And put perverse lips far from you.
25 Let your eyes look straight ahead, And your eyelids look right before you.
26 Ponder the path of your feet, And let all your ways be established.
27 Do not turn to the right or the left; Remove your foot from evil.
Willowmarsh