The Brains God Gave You

This is a truly helpful post about staying anchored in the Lord and His Word. Thank you, Shara!

Into the Foolishness of God

My oldest son recently became a teenager and I attended a meeting for youth group parents at my church. The leaders said they’d be tackling a myriad of topics this year, ranging from respecting one’s parents to unpacking the transgender phenomenon permeating our local high schools. A parent asked, “What curriculum are you using?” The leader responded, “The Bible.” We need more of this, please and thank you.

A really insightful article today at Uncomfortable Grace discussing our need to use the brains God have us when discerning who and what we pledge our allegiance to. In this age of opinions and outrage, we must be careful to not set our minds to autopilot when it comes to deciding where we plant our own flag.

The author cites the fact that people she once trusted have of late, veered from the path of Biblical…

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Kelly Ling’s “Christian Quote of the Day – Love”


Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not  arrogant,  does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

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Christian Quote of the Day – Love
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“I wish, brothers and sisters, that we could all imitate ‘the pearl oyster’—A hurtful particle intrudes itself into its shell, and this vexes and grieves it. It cannot reject the evil, but what does it do but ‘cover’ it with a precious substance extracted out of its own life, by which it turns the intruder into a pearl! Oh, that we could do so with the provocations we receive from our fellow Christians, so that pearls of patience, gentleness, and forgiveness might be bred within us by that which otherwise would have harmed us.”

— C. H. Spurgeon

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THE LEADING OF THE LORD

Words of assurance, words of comfort – thank you, Michael!

THE LEADING OF THE LORD

A.W. Pink

“He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; He led him about, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye.” [Deut 32:10]

“He led him about.” The “finding” is not the end, but only the beginning of God’s dealings with His own. Having found him, He remains never more to leave him. Now that He has found His wandering child He teaches him to walk in the Narrow Way. There is a beautiful word on God “leading” in Hosea 11:3: “I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms. Just as a fond mother takes her little one, whose feet are yet too weak and untrained to walk alone, so the Lord takes His people by their arms and leads them in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Such is…

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Concealed Treasures

From Maureen Stohlmeyer’s blog, a few words about her blog: “Grateful to have been married to my wonderful husband Michael for nearly 35 years who is now with the Lord, I would like to share from writers from the past who have strengthened our faith and walk with Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer. His walk with God was deeply enriched by the writings of authors from the past and I dedicate this blog to him and to them.”

Still They Speak

“If we could only understand that there is as much wisdom in some of God’s deep afflictions as there is in the creation of the world. God afflicts His people artistically.  His is never a random blow. Only marvelous skill lies in the Lord’s chastening. Thus we are told, ‘Do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor detest His correction.’ (Prov. 3:11)  Treasures are concealed in the great depths. We do not receive or even perceive the present and immediate benefit of some of our afflictions. Affliction in our youth may be intended for the ripening of our old age. Today’s affliction may have no meaning for today; it may be designed for circumstances fifty years ahead.”  –Charles H. Spurgeon “Beside Still Waters” p. 113

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To Rise above the Storm… is to Find that Perfect Peace

Worthy thoughts – thank you, Elizabeth!

Elizabeth Burke's Blog

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A few days ago I left someone to the airport, where she was to fly off to Northern Italy to start a new job. Her flight had been changed at the last minute to an earlier day, which was perhaps just as well as the very next day a fierce storm blew up here in Ireland, causing mayhem and cancelled flights. And I have been going through another type of storm in my life, which involved being a support to someone else for long hours in an oncology unit….

On the morning of the storm I looked out to see a fallen tree near the entrance to our home. Traffic on the little country road can be heavy enough sometimes and drivers daunted by the tree in their path, kept reversing into our driveway and turning around to take an alternative route. Just one storm can cost lives, devastation to…

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A String of Pearls

Intriguing and wonderful thought. Thank you, Maureen!

Still They Speak

“The parts [of the Bible] are so linked together that the absence of any one book would introduce confusion and disorder. The same doctrine is taught from beginning to end, running like a golden thread through the whole and stringing book after book upon itself like so many pearls. Each book, indeed, adds something in clearness, definition, or even increment, to what the others proclaim; but the development is orderly and constantly progressive. One step leads naturally to the next; the pearls are certainly chosen in the order of stringing.” –B.B. Warfield “Works of” Vol 1 p. 437

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Sought Out!

Worthy thoughts, comforting thoughts! Thank you, Paul!

Revival & Reformation

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“You shall be called: Sought out!” Isaiah 62:12

The surpassing grace of God is seen very clearly, in that He has sought out His chosen people.

Glory be to infinite love and unconquerable grace–we were sought out! No gloom could hide us, no filthiness could conceal us! We were sought out, found and brought home.

The lives of some of God’s people, if they could be written, would fill us with holy astonishment.

Marvelous and wondrous are the ways that God uses to find His own people. Blessed be His name, He never relinquishes the search, until His chosen ones are effectually sought out and brought home.

Christians are not a people sought today–and cast away tomorrow. Almightiness and wisdom combined, will make no failures. They shall be called “Sought out!”

That any should be sought out is matchless grace–but that we should be sought…

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