Thursday, February 28, 2008

Baby's Room

I am finally staring to work on the new baby's bedding and things!! My friend Winnie is helping me. My sewing skills are not as good, or even close to hers! I worked on the mirror with some fabric we are going to use in the bedding and then the other night we finished the bed skirt!! Around eight more weeks until she gets here!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Lesson 3: Before the Bible was written, God spoke to His people in many different ways.

I had posted two lessons I wrote for children earlier and then just forgot to post the rest, so here is lesson  three.

Lesson 3: Before the Bible was written, God spoke to His people in many different ways.

References: Genesis 3:8, Genesis 35:9-13, Genesis 46:2, Exodus 3:2-4, Genesis 6:2, Acts 3:18-21,  Hebrews 1:1, I Kings 19:11-13

God speaks to us most clearly through His Word, the Bible. But there was a time before the Bible was written down and God chose to speak to His people differently than just through His written words. Because He loved His people, He wanted to protect them and provide for them, so He told the people how they should live and what they should do.  It was still God communicating (talking) with those whom He loved. People actually got to hear God’s voice! I bet that was amazing and scary. To hear the voice of God!

God spoke to some people directly, in a voice they could here. In the garden of Eden God walked and talked with Adam and Eve. (Genesis 3:8) Later on in the Bible, “God appeared to Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram, and blessed him. And God said to him, “Your name is Jacob; no longer shall your name be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name.” So he called his name Israel. And God said to him, “I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply. A nation and a company of nations shall come from you, and kings shall come from your own body. The land that I gave to Abraham and Isaac I will give to you, and I will give the land to your offspring after you.” Then God went up from him in the place where he had spoken with him” (Genesis 35:9-13).  In Genesis 6:2, God spoke to Moses and said to him, “I am the Lord." God also spoke in visions (Genesis 46:2) “And God spoke to Israel in visions of the night and said, “Jacob, Jacob.” And he said, “Here am I.”” He spoke through a burning bush (Exodus 3:2-4)And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed. And Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.” When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.””. God spoke many times through the prophets to His people in Acts 3:18-21 it says, But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled… that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you… all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.” And also in Hebrews 1:1 we see, “Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets,”. He even spoke in a whisper to the prophet Elijah. (I Kings 19:11-13) “And he [God] said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper. And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?””.

God was powerful enough to make the storm and to speak through it, but He chose to speak in a whisper to Elijah. He still speaks to us today, though most of us do not hear His voice like they did in the past, we have His Word- the Bible. God is still the same as He was back then; He just speaks to us differently. We are very fortunate (blessed) to have God’s word so we can always hear from God and know Him.

Great Presents

For Valentine's Day, my husband gave me some wonderful gifts. I got flowers, which were pretty, but what I really have enjoyed and have been uplifted by is the book The Valley of Vision and the Cd that Sovereign Grace  Ministries has made available. I love the CD. They are still having a great sale through the month of February. Look here for great deals!
He also got our son a great kids worship CD called Awesome God!

New Look!

I was ready for a change and my wonderful husband gave me just that! I hope to be blogging more soon. It is hard to sometimes think of things. I struggle with being too personal, too formal, and just quoting other people. So I hope to dive into other issues and things that will interest you and provoke you to think more about things.

So, thanks Glenn for helping me get started with a new look!!


Friday, February 22, 2008

Triplets born to teenager - again

While checking the news, I came across this article in BBC News.  Here is a part of the article:
A 16-year-old Argentine girl has given birth to female triplets - for the second time.

"The girl, named only as Pamela, had her first set of female triplets aged 15, having first given birth to a son when she was just 14.

All seven children were born prematurely but without any kind of fertility treatment.

While doctors say the three newborns and their mother are well, the case has sparked debate across Argentina."

As the article goes on to state, someone does need to speak with her about what she is doing. I think she should be told about more than just contraceptives though. She needs to be told about abstinence, about the Gospel and now how to raise her seven children!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

February DVD Giveaway

Tim Challies is having another give away. Click on the link below to enter to win one of the following prizes.

February Giveaway

The Prizes Are:

  • First prize: Five Films Gift Pack: Still Standing: The Stonewall Jackson Story, Inherit the Land: Adventures on the Agrarian Journey, The Eden String Quartet: A Bountiful Blessing, A Journey Home, The Peasall Sisters: Family Harmony.
  • Second prize: New Films Pack: Still Standing: The Stonewall Jackson Story, Inherit the Land: Adventures on the Agrarian Journey.
  • Third Prize: Still Standing: The Stonewall Jackson Story.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

What Will They Think of Next?

     "Looking Good For Jesus"

According to an article in Fox News, there was a new cosmetic line that was pulled from the shelves.
Here is the article:

SINGAPORE —  A cosmetics line that extolled the virtues of "Looking Good for Jesus" has been pulled from stores in Singapore after a number of complaints from shoppers, according to media reports Tuesday.

Promising to "Redeem your reputation and more," the product line included a "virtuous vanilla"-flavored lip balm and a "Get Tight with Christ" hand and body cream, The Straits Times said.

Wing Tai Retail, which manages the British retailer Topshop, removed the line late last month after receiving complaints.

"These products trivialize Jesus Christ and Christianity," it quoted Nick Chui, 27, one of the complainants, as saying. "There are also sexual innuendoes in the messages and the way Jesus is portrayed in these products."

One product has packaging with the image of Jesus wearing a bright white robe as he looks toward the heavens, while a heavily made-up blonde woman with an arm draped across his shoulder gazes dreamily at his face.

"Why would anyone use religious figures to promote vanity products? It's very disrespectful and distasteful," the report quoted 24-year-old accountant Grace Ong, as saying.

An unnamed Wing Tai Retail spokesman apologized to anyone who was offended.