Monthly Archives: December 2008

Some Encouragement for the Morning

Reading the Old Testament Prophets with a heart that believes that our God will keep ALL of His promises can be very encouraging for the child of God.  Consider Malachi 3:13-18 next time you are tempted to wonder if you have served the Lord in vain:


“Your words have been arrogant against Me,” says the Lord.  “Yet you say, ‘What have we spoken against You?’  You have said, ‘It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we have kept His charge, and that we have walked in mourning before the Lord of hosts?  So now we call the arrogant blessed; not only are the doers of wickedness built up but they also test God and escape.’”


Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who esteem His name.  “They will be mine,” says the Lord of hosts, “on the day that I prepare My own possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.”  So you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked between the one who serves God and the one who does not serve Him.


Lucy is 3 Today


We love our girl!  There will be lunch at Johnny Harris, presents and cake at home and then fun a church tonight.  I remember some years ago telling Dave Crawford (father of no less than 2 girls) that I didn’t know what I would do with a girl.  I’m so glad the Lord gave me this one so that I could figure it out.

Quote for the Day

“The world will deify any leader who will give the people enough ‘bread and circuses,’ while making no high moral and spiritual demands upon them.  But they will reject the true God if He asks them to receive what they do not want.”

Alva J. McClain,The Greatness of the Kingdom, p.383.

Links I’ve Liked Lately

I enjoyed this article by Ralph David called Why is the Old Testament shut out of the church?  I think that many today misunderstand important aspects of the New Testament because they haven’t taken time to study the Old Testament.  Some people thought I was crazy for teaching the Minor Prophets to teenagers last year but that study proved to be incredibly fruitful.

 With all the predictions about a new depression I had taken to waking up every morning expecting a shanty town to have formed in our street.  This article explains what a depression in 2009 would look like.  Rather than living in shanty towns most people will be eating Kraft Macaroni and cheese and watching a lot of TV.

This is an article by Mark Steyn called It’s not the Cold War.  It talks about the Mumbai bombings that took place last week.    A quote: “This isn’t law enforcement but an ideological assault — and we’re fighting the symptoms not the cause. Islamic imperialists want an Islamic society, not just in Palestine and Kashmir but in the Netherlands and Britain, too. Their chances of getting it will be determined by the ideology’s advance among the general Muslim population, and the general Muslim population’s demographic advance among everybody else.”  (From Moeller)

This is a game called The Cog Factory that I was addicted to through Thanksgiving and then I made it to the final level and have sense lost all interest.  Productivity has increased 10 fold since.

And becaus I’m sure everyone is as interested in trivia about the states like I am here is a page explaining how the 13 original colonies got their names.