Friday, December 31, 2010
With what label do we identify ourselves? Do others see us that way? If we carry the name Christian, or Christ’s servant, we should bear a resemblance to him and to his likeness revealed in the Bible.
Many counterfeit Christ followers walk around out there, drive through our city streets, comfortably sit in our church pews, even boldly occupy our pulpits. The Scriptures dub Satan as a Masquerader of Light. And, not surprising, Satan's servants sometimes masquerade as Servants of Righteousness. (2 Corinthians 11:14-15.)
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Out they came, mouths open, tongues out, excitement showing on every face. I stood by the front door doing my daily end-of-the-day bus duty. As though playing from some script, over and over again, the children ran out of school into the new snow with the same reaction. Cries of delight, eyes skyward, they couldn’t have been happier.
The adults reacted with far less joy. We complained and worried about the drive home, finding nothing so gleeful in it. I wonder which group pleased the Lord more. He must have watched with pleasure as the children enjoyed this gift He’d brought to an otherwise ho-hum school day. As I watched their reaction and delight, God reminded me not only of His wonderful creation, but His way with children. He gives us their happy spirits to remind us of simple pleasures, of beauty He provides around us constantly. Thank you, Lord, for revealing the beauty that I wouldn’t have seen except for these open-mouthed, gleeful children.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
There stood the nation of Israel. The whole thing! The Red Sea foamed in front of them and the Egyptian army pursued them from behind. What an amazing deliverance God planned for them, and no wonder Moses told the people to remember and teach this story to their children for all generations.
From this remarkable story we find that:
- God times His deliverance in a way that darkens and confuses the enemy, but brings the most glory to Himself. He does this by showing deliverance in the light of day. In the experience of Israel, it happened at daybreak.
- God leads us, not by the common road, but by an impossible route only He can know.
- God lifts up His servant-leaders who obey Him in the eyes of His people, verifying their place of leadership.
By what impossible pathway has God led you? Look for an improbable, even impossible deliverance!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
- Why does my microwave oven beep every 30 seconds after the food is ready, and my conventional oven timer beeps only once?
- The use of “bring” and “take:” A person “takes” a package to the post office, but “brings” one in the house from the front porch.
- Grammar in general: Don’t get me started.
- The page-turns for the organist in choir music: Editors seem to like to punish organists at page turns with registration and key changes, while the choir pauses between verses.
- Shrink wrap: Need I say more?
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Wealth that can never be told!
Riches exhaustless of mercy and grace,
Precious, more precious than gold!
by Fanny Crosby
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
--Reannon Peterson, 9th Grade
Kettle Moraine High School, Wales, Wisconsin
in Kid's Voices, 1996 MENC