Thursday, February 28, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
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
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.
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!
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
While checking the news, I came across this article in BBC News. Here is a part of the article:
"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
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
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.