Thursday, September 27, 2007

Our week so far

Our week so far has been busy, busy, busy. Everyday since Monday we've had something to keep us busy from early Morning until supper time or later. Today is no exception. I'll be glad when it's Sunday afternoon and we can finally just rest. The lunch dishes will be washed, Sunday school and church will be over, and we will be able to finally enjoy a day of rest. ahhh.... just thinking about it relaxes me.

I know this can always change. I'm trying to stay very positive about it rather than complaining. I know all too soon we can be suffering from a case of the winter blahs and wishing we had more to keep us occupied. It all works out in the end.

Somewhere between all these have-to's and want-to's we still are able to squeeze in our homeschooling. Yesterday we loosely followed a block schedule. We'll probably do that today too. I used to do more block scheduling, but I find as the subjects get progressively harder the dc need less information and more time to process.

How about you? How do you fit it all in when the day seems never ending?

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

We are one?

I feel a little sad today as i take a quick preview of some of the blogs I have read lately. Why do people feel they must bash others over the head with religion, not only religion, but their own personal brand? I feel sad that so many have lost the true message of the Gospel. That where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom(2 cor.3:17). It says nothing about condemnation. In fact, the word says "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."(Romans 8:1) And whatever happened to "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another."(John 13:35) ?

I think this is what's broken among the Christian movement today. We've forgotten that Jesus came to set at liberty the captives( to sin and the curse of sickness, poverty, and death). He paid it all, in full. If we are truly motivated my love, then yes, we want to see people come to the saving knowledge of Christ. We shouldn't desire to tell them that after they've accepted Christ's perfect sacrificial gift, that if they don't do x,y, and z then they are no longer saved or not serving God. Why are we in such a hurry to see people saved only to tell that they are still going to hell? Let's allow the Holy Spirit to finish the work in each individual. He is faithful and true and will indeed, lead us and guide us into all truth. He who began the perfect work will see it through to its completion. Let love have her perfect work.

I'm not saying we can live any way we want because once saved always saved. I'm not. What I am saying is let's give it all to God and allow him to work in people's lives. If He wants to them to worship on Saturday instead of Sunday, he will lead them. If he wants the women to quit cutting their hair or crank it up under a covering, he will lead them. If He want wants them to quit wearing makeup or start, he'll lead them. He doesn't need someone else to bash them over the head with the message he wants to get across. And if a person does or does not do these things, let us allow God to be God and judge us all accordingly.

Let's remember and do Christ's words "By this all men shall know you are my disciples, that you have love one for another."

And to quote a less important man, " Can't we all just get along?"

Here's the lyrics to one of my favorite songs and a link to the song . (I have no affiliation with the site and haven't viewed anything other than the song.)

Jason Upton does his own rendition.

Jason Upton - We Are One In The Spirit Lyrics
We are one in the Spirit
We are one in the Lord
We are one in the Spirit
We are one in the Lord

And we pray that all unity
May one day be restored
And they’ll know we are Christians
By our love, By our love
Yes, they’ll know we are Christians
By our love

We will walk with each other
We will walk hand in hand
We will walk with each other
We will walk hand in hand
And together we’ll spread the news
That God is in our land

We will work with each other
We will work side by side
We will work with each other
We will work side by side
And we’ll guard each man’s dignity
And save each man’s pride

All praise to the Father
From whom all things come
And all praise to Christ Jesus His only son
And all praise to the Spirit
Who makes us one

Make us one, Lord!

Make us one, Lord!

More Jason Upton Lyrics...

Monday, September 24, 2007


I noticed as I go preview my page that I have omitted words or letters and may have not have everything spelled correctly. Please be patient. I am not always the best speller, and I will eventually go back and fill in the words or letters I may have missed.

Here's and intersting tid bit....

Did you konw that even when words are spelled bckawrds or out of oredr that we will still read them correctly? I'm nto very good at repilcatng it, but you get teh idea. 8)

testing, testing 1,2, 3

Check. check.

Alright, enough with the silly sound checks.

I don't really have anything to say right now. I'm currently using the blog feature at myspace, but myspace is a waste. A waste of time and energy. Mostly I just like to journal to myself about whatever is happening or sometime an earthshattering or not so much earthshattering thought I may have. I've been a reader of a few of my favorite blogs for a little under a year now and once I figure out how to use blogger I'll link to them- with their permission of course.

That's it for today.

God bless!