I’m Thinking…I’m Thinking…

Whilst reading blogs this evening, I came across this very challenging quote by Paul Tripp: "When we speak, it must be with the realization that God has given our words significance. He has ordained for them to be important...God has given words value. So we must do all we can to assign words the importance … Continue reading I’m Thinking…I’m Thinking…

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Movie Review: Pilgrims’ Progress

Last night, our family sat down and watched the 'recently' released movie, Pilgrims' Progress, based on the well-known book by John Bunyan.  Based in the 21st century, DRC Films faithfully portrayed the story as in the book, changing only a few details. Pilgrims' Progress reminded me of the realness of the Christian faith; of the commitment … Continue reading Movie Review: Pilgrims’ Progress

Building Walls

A few months back I gave the children’s talk up the front of Church, and although my lesson on Nehemiah was aimed at three to seven year olds, I think there are lots of lessons we can learn from him as well.  Unjustly overlooked, Nehemiah was an amazing person with awesome character! Nehemiah was obedient.  … Continue reading Building Walls

So We Don’t Have to Work

“Almanzo asked Father why he did not hire the machine that did threshing.  Three men had brought it into the country last fall, and Father had gone to see it.  It would thresh a man’s whole grain crop in a couple of days. ‘That’s a lazy man’s way to thresh,’ Father said.  ‘Haste makes waste, … Continue reading So We Don’t Have to Work

The Truth-Turned Excuse

…There is that other fabulous excuse that absolutely ends all quests or expectations for holiness: “Christians’ aren’t perfect… just forgiven!”  What we’re saying by this fabulous piece of prose is, “You cannot trust your teenage daughter with my Christian son.  You’d better keep your eye on him.  He’s not safe.  He’s just forgiven!” - Keith … Continue reading The Truth-Turned Excuse