Sunday, January 31, 2010

Rainbow

These are pictures of a rainbow from last week before the cold and snow set in. It was a rainy week.

Baby Sitting

Monday the 25th we watched Natasha and Allen.
This was Natasha's first time with out mommy for the whole evening. She also learned to walk a couple of weeks ago.
Boaz and Allen were racing toward the couch and then crashing into it.
She wants to to pet the dog.
Grandpa, Natasha, and Teyla, Jordon's dog.
Here is a video of her walking around and singing.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

When it Snowed

These pictures are from a couple of weeks ago when it snowed, in the beginning of January.
Before it snowed, it rained and our big puddle was filled up. Then it froze and we had a great place to slide. And then it snowed and we had to scrape the snow off. And the snow we scraped off was great for snowballs.
Peighton (our neighbor) and her friend are trying to scrape up snow for snowballs.
Boaz was pretty excited about the snow.

And the snowballs are flying.
Then instead of throwing them, they started rubbing them in everybody's face. I'm determined that, that won't happen.
Well even though that was all very exciting nobody was as excited as Levi that day. He got his first deer. A seven point buck. By the time they got it home, it was dark and they had to butcher it in the dark and it was VERY COLD!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sufficiency of Scripture

Our very good friends, the Castilles, have lent us the c.d.s to the Sufficiency of Scripture Conference that was held in Cincinnati, OH, December, 2009.
So far I have just heard the first two. EXCELLENT!
Mr. Scott Brown is the speaker on the first c.d. that I listened to and Mr. Doug Phillips is the speaker on the second one I listened to.
They are both very good speakers and teachers and so on target with the subject that they tackle. The truth of the Word of God and it's sufficiency for all of life is my passion.
By God's power and grace, by the One who has quickened me from my spiritual death, I have lived my life according to the truth that the Lord has revealed to me that is in His Word.
My disclaimer is, "I know that I am not perfect and no, I don't think I have arrived."
I have been accused in thinking that I have "arrived" when I have a strong conviction about what the Bible is teaching.
Three passages of scripture come to mind when I listened to those first 2 c.d.s.
III John 3,4 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Ephesians6:10-17 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

As for III John 3,4: As a parent I have no greater joy than my own fleshly children walking in the truth of God's Word. It saddens me when they are not.
As for Heb. 4:12: The sharp word of God should convict us and sometimes it is so sharp it cuts us and we avoid it. It will reveal what is in our heart.
And for Eph. 6:10-17: That armour is something we have to have on all the time. We are in a spiritual battle with God's enemy, Satan that fallen angel that masquerades himself as an angel of light, the deceiver. We are to have the truth (v.14) , the word of God (the sword,v.17) in order to battle the deception. As God works through his chosen people, Satan works through people also, like the wolves that arise in the church speaking false doctrine (Acts 20:27-30)
In I Timothy 4:13, Paul exhorts Timothy to give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. This is truth. This is the word of God. This is the Sword.
The churches today do not teach sound doctrine. The word of God is handled deceitfully
(2 Cor. 4:2).
They walk not in the sufficiency of scripture.
Ephesians 6:17 says the sword of the Spirit is the word of God.
So if the word of God is taught in it's entire truth, the Spirit is going to use it as a sword.
Maybe as we are listening to the word of God being taught, it will just cut off our ear, and it won't hurt as much as if it divided the joints and the marrow. :)



Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bouncing Balls

Last summer (2009), I had ordered some of the giant bouncing balls that kids and adults can bounce on. I got a dicsount if I ordered 5 or 6. Can't remember which. But anyway, I ordered them in time to give one to my grandson, Allen, and one to Christy Castille, both turning 3 on August 16. Also I got one for my son Boaz, who turned 8 in October. Plus I got extras in sizes for the other kids in my home to bounce on. One of them was a huge adult size. I have only one video of the kids bouncing and just now thought of posting it on the blog, now that it is January 2010. The huge adult one didn't last so long. One night while no one was bouncing on it, just sitting on the floor, it gave up the ghost. Bummer!
It was a riot watching all the kids bounce on them. Thankfully my living room could handle the fun.
video

Here's one from today with Abigail and Boaz bouncing.

video

Monday, January 11, 2010

Quotes

I was reading an article by Gary DeMar from American Vision today, titled The Neglect of the Divine Commands.
In the article, he quoted Noah Webster (1758-1843), author of the 1828 American Dictionary.
Did you know that Noah Webster said:
"In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed. No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people."
And he also said:
"Let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, just men who will rule in the fear of God [Exodus 18:21]. . . . If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted . . . If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws."

I guess we already knew this, but it's just a reminder of where America is today.

 
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