Monday, September 12, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Gospel and Singleness by David Platt

        This sermon was suggested to me by a friend. I will be honest I was eager to listen but I was slightly afraid of what I might hear...


Such as  "Wait for that husband or wife" "Trust God to bring them when it's time" wait....wait...WAIT! And that's all good yes, we should wait and be patient! But what about in the meantime? For a single person the focus shouldn't be marriage or finding someone it should be Christ.   


 As for me marriage and children is all I have ever truly and consistently wanted since I was 11-12 years olds. Even as recent as a year ago I could hardly form the word "Single" in my head! I didn't want to hear it. It was the most scary word in existence to me. The thought of being alone was terrifying (which I know I wouldn't be because my father promised that I can live with him till I am 70 so no worries there) but still it's not quite the same as having your very own family, helping build a dynasty, forming the next generation. (so I thought...) I found myself discontent waiting on what seemed to be a future good when CHRIST is my future good! It is time for change of heart, a RIGHT prospective! So, to sit here and say I am "jubilant" about singleness is and act of God and He used this sermon to bring so much peace and purpose in being single that it brings tears to my eyes! Are there a few place in the sermon that make you chaff in you seat? Yes, a little but hang in there! It's not what you think! It's a glorious revelation! SINGLENESS IS NOT A CURSE! Did you know that??? I didn't until this sermon! 


"....And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit. But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband." 
1Cor 7:34 


Marriage is not bad nor should we frown on it, but I now see singleness as if God is saying to me "I want you for myself (either forever or until He says you will better serve Me and my Kingdom with this young man than by yourself.) It doesn't change the fact that it IS still a desire but it's not my focus! The Kingdom and how I can better serve my Savior is my focus! I speak with young girls often on this topic and it scary to see that finding a husband is almost (if not more) important than God! Though the was me a few years ago! IT'S WORSHIP BROTHERS AND SISTERS! And we have been wrong, very wrong! We are robbing God of His glory and giving it to a HUMAN an unperfected, unreliable, selfish being who controls nothing. I say this in love! We are the next generation whether we marry or not as it is stated in this sermon if our focus is Christ will have a heritage and a heritage of those who God allowed to be touch by our lives! It's not the end! I promise its the beginning of a glorious end, an end that will result in an eternity of glorious worship to our Heavenly Father! Satisfaction beyond anything we can comprehend! 


I don't know about you but I am excited! I pray you will be too and not only in singleness but get out there. 


Being single for God's glory and if you marry be married for the glory of God!


Ok so the sermon you have read this novel to get to:
http://pseudo01.hddn.com/vod/brookhills.agroup/audio/51.mp3


The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.      ~ 1Cor 16:23-24



Friday, June 17, 2011

O SACRED HEAD, NOW WOUNDED


O sacred Head, now wounded, with grief and shame weighed down,
Now scornfully surrounded with thorns, Thine only crown;
O sacred Head, what glory, what bliss till now was Thine!
Yet, though despised and gory, I joy to call Thee mine.

What Thou, my Lord, hast suffered, was all for sinners’ gain;
Mine, mine was the transgression, but Thine the deadly pain.
Lo, here I fall, my Savior! ’Tis I deserve Thy place;
Look on me with Thy favor, vouchsafe to me Thy grace.

Men mock and taunt and jeer Thee, Thou noble countenance,
Though mighty worlds shall fear Thee and flee before Thy glance.
How art thou pale with anguish, with sore abuse and scorn!
How doth Thy visage languish that once was bright as morn!

Now from Thy cheeks has vanished their color once so fair;
From Thy red lips is banished the splendor that was there.
Grim death, with cruel rigor, hath robbed Thee of Thy life;
Thus Thou hast lost Thy vigor, Thy strength in this sad strife.

My burden in Thy Passion, Lord, Thou hast borne for me,
For it was my transgression which brought this woe on Thee.
I cast me down before Thee, wrath were my rightful lot;
Have mercy, I implore Thee; Redeemer, spurn me not!

What language shall I borrow to thank Thee, dearest friend,
For this Thy dying sorrow, Thy pity without end?
O make me Thine forever, and should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never outlive my love to Thee.

My Shepherd, now receive me; my Guardian, own me Thine.
Great blessings Thou didst give me, O source of gifts divine.
Thy lips have often fed me with words of truth and love;
Thy Spirit oft hath led me to heavenly joys above.

Here I will stand beside Thee, from Thee I will not part;
O Savior, do not chide me! When breaks Thy loving heart,
When soul and body languish in death’s cold, cruel grasp,
Then, in Thy deepest anguish, Thee in mine arms I’ll clasp.

The joy can never be spoken, above all joys beside,
When in Thy body broken I thus with safety hide.
O Lord of Life, desiring Thy glory now to see,
Beside Thy cross expiring, I’d breathe my soul to Thee.

My Savior, be Thou near me when death is at my door;
Then let Thy presence cheer me, forsake me nevermore!
When soul and body languish, oh, leave me not alone,
But take away mine anguish by virtue of Thine own!

Be Thou my consolation, my shield when I must die;
Remind me of Thy passion when my last hour draws nigh.
Mine eyes shall then behold Thee, upon Thy cross shall dwell,
My heart by faith enfolds Thee. Who dieth thus dies well.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Powerful Words!

ADORE AND TREMBLE, FOR OUR GOD

by Isaac Watts

Adore and tremble, for our God
Is a consuming fire!
His jealous eyes His wrath inflame,
And raise His vengeance higher.


Almighty vengeance, how it burns!
How bright His fury glows!
Vast magazines of plagues and storms
Lie treasured for his foes.


Those heaps of wrath, by slow degrees,
Are forced into a flame;
But kindled, oh! how fierce they blaze!
And rend all nature’s frame.


At His approach the mountains flee,
And seek a watery grave:
The frighted sea makes haste away,
And shrinks up every wave.


Through the wide air the mighty rocks
Are swift as hailstones hurled;
Who dares engage His fiery rage
That shakes the solid world?


Yet, mighty God, Thy sovereign grace
Sits regent on the throne;
The refuge of Thy chosen race
When wrath comes rushing down.


Thy hand shall on rebellious kings
A fiery tempest pour,
While we beneath Thy sheltering wings
Thy just revenge adore.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Check this out!

The Importance of Understanding History + Navigating History: Egypt—Giveaway!

Posted on 20 November 2010 by Robin | 99 responses
Navigating History: Egypt
I love History. It is fascinating to me. But it wasn’t always like that. I remember in school being completely bored with history trying to memorize dates of when people lived and important happenings, reading in the textbooks all the short snippets of facts that seemed to have no connection at all. I only really remember one time that history seemed interesting and that was in elementary school when our class read Johnny Tremain.
That all changed when I started homeschooling my daughters. History came alive—it was exciting, adventurous and so interesting. Why? We used living books to study history; books that were written by people who were truly interested in the subject and brought the stories of the past to life. We read biographies, historical fiction, first hand accounts, etc. It became one of our favorite subjects to learn about. My daughters enjoy history so much they started their own publishing company featuring their paper dolls of Christian women from history, Daughters of His Story.
So what does history have to do with Raising Homemakers?  Don’t homemakers just cook and clean and live boring little lives? NO, they don’t.
Homemakers nurture their families in so many different ways. They are the caregiver, teacher, family historian, character trainer, nutritionist, peacemaker, seamstress, etc. Throughout history homemakers have inspired their husbands, children, and future generations to persevere and thrive.
By studying history with our children, we can help them understand who they are, where they have come from, and see how the Lord has been working in the hearts of men and women  throughout time. We can teach them how to understand the past and different cultures with a biblical worldview.
Four God-fearing, adventurous young men are going to travel to Egypt . . .

Navigating History: Egypt

Navigating History: Egypt
At the end of this month, a team of young Christian filmmakers will be traveling to Egypt as part of the Navigating History Project, just announced by Western Conservatory. “Navigating History: Egypt” is a 6-episode adventure travel series designed to teachhistory, geography, current affairs, and worldview analysis from a Biblical perspective. The series will focus on the events and influences that shape nations, illustrating that ideas have consequences and that culture is never neutral.
“What we want to do is show students how to use unchanging theological truth to assess every aspect of culture and history . . . past, present, and future.”
—David Noor
Navigating History: PyramidsEgypt, the oldest continuous culture in the world, has been influenced at various times in its history by the four dominant ideologies of the globe—ancient paganism, Greco-Roman humanism, the Christian Church, and the rule of Islam—making it an ideal place to show that culture is religion externalized. Along the way, the team will be providing book recommendations and pointers for further study. Unlike television shows where hosts are shot and edited by invisible camera teams, every aspect of production and travel will be visible to those watching from home, as every member of the team serves both on-camera and as production staff.
Each lesson which students learn about Egypt will help them face the challenges of the questions facing young Americans today — in America.We want students to be sharp analysts of America’s political issues, church issues, and family culture issues. Egyptian culture illustrates the consequences of modern challenges with alarming clarity.” —Isaac Botkin, team leader
Episodes and live Q&A sessions with the team will be aired at 8:00pm CST every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, starting November 29 and continuing through December 17.Subscribers who join the three-week journey will have access to web site resources and updates. The tight deadlines for each of the episodes will add another element of drama for the viewers anticipating the next installment of the adventure. With live timers and GPS tracking,subscribers can monitor the team as they move between destinations and race against deadlines.

Give-away

Navigating HistoryWestern Conservatory has generously offered to give away a free pass for one of you to be a subscriber to Navigating History: Egypt.
To Enter: (Please leave a separate comment for each thing you do.)
Comment on this post . . . and (optional) answer the question:
If you could travel to any country in the world, where would you go, and why?
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Giveaway ends on Tuesday, November 23rd at Midnight EST. (Check back on Wednesday to find out who the winner is!)


So guys if you want to enter click on this link!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Yes Please! Let Me Be A Woman.

I have just started reading Elizabeth Eliot's books "
Let Me Be A Woman" and it is becoming a favorite.
I just wanted to share with you a quote one of many in this book that I like!


“It cannot be decided in the basis of the church’s need or an individual’s urge or any of the sociological or humanistic arguments put forth by those who seek to liberate. It has to do with things vastly more fundamental and permanent, and the meaning of womanhood is one of these things. We have something to respond to, something that directs and calls and holds us, and it is in obedience to the command that we will find our full freedom.” 
~ Elizabeth Elliot {Let Me Be A Woman}

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Just one of my favorite things

You know, my most favorite thing about editing pictures is that while I do it I get to listen to great preachers like Paul Washer and audio Bible for hours! And sermons such as this one.
I ♥ photography! :) 
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Born and raised in North East Florida I am the oldest of four and a graduated homeschooler. My family and I moved to East Tennessee in the summer of 2007 (the beginning of my senior year of high-school). First and foremost, I am an unworthy sinner that was shown the ugliness of sin, and my gracious Heavenly Father brought me to repentance (James 4:6-10) and now by His Grace I am being sanctified. Now I am a young woman striving to serve my God and Savior Jesus Christ. I long for a stronger walk with Him. ~ Semper Reformanda and Solo Scriptura

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