Sunday, April 24, 2011


Happy Easter!

May the Lord Jesus Christ be the glorious center of your day.

So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word. And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, "Rejoice!" So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him. - Matthew 28:8-9 NKJV

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Watch this.

In my blog reader, where I can see new posts from the blogs I follow, there are 6 posts in a row that are about the exact same thing. I will risk being called a copycat. It will be worth it if one more person can glimpse the majestic wonder of The Gospel. 12 minutes isn't that long. Please watch it.

The Gospel is so much more than "fire insurance", or a 6 letter acronym. It is life and freedom and it is real! We never stop needing it, and it only gets better! Oh, what a Jesus!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Prayer Request

I know this is kind of short notice, but if anyone reading could please pray for our pastor and his family. On Friday Pastor Cal was having chest pains and went to the hospital. Turns out he had a few heart attacks. One of his major arteries is completely blocked, and the others are 80% so. (No wonder he was getting tired easily.) Tomorrow (Monday) he is scheduled to have quadruple-bypass surgery. Please pray:
  1. That God would heal; that the surgery would be successful; that there would be no complications; and that his recovery would be accelerated.
  2. For his and his family's faith, peace, and joy in God; that they would trust that God and His Word more than Experience; that they would know Jesus' presence deeper and sweeter than ever before.
  3. That we as a church would be able to support them; that no breaches would happen or distractions prevail, especially right now at Easter time.
  4. For me - I'll be babysitting their grandkids tomorrow; pray that I can be sensitive and helpful.
Thank you so much! ~*~

Psalm Pstudy: 11-20

I feel like putting multiple exclamation points after each of these! This is exciting!

11. Jesus loves righteousness.

12. Jesus' words are pure.

13. Jesus has dealt bountifully with me.

14. Jesus looks down from heaven to see if there are any who seek God.

15. Jesus lets those who walk uprightly to dwell in His tabernacle.

16. Jesus is the portion of my inheritance and my cup.

17. By the word of His lips I have kept away from the paths of the destroyer.

18. Jesus delivered me because He delighted in me.

19. Jesus' commandments enlighten the eyes.

20. Jesus saves His anointed.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Psalm Pstudy: 1-10

I am very, very excited about this post. It is Really Good Stuff. That's because it's nothing about me or my words. When I was at Ellerslie, I caught on to the amazing fact that the Word of God is, in fact, the Word of God, and it is absolutely TRUE! When you truly realize that, the Bible comes ALIVE! Combined with the truth that Jesus = the Word of God, it becomes even more amazing as you see Jesus shining out of every page.

This post was birthed out of two desires: the desire to know Jesus more, and the desire to read the Psalms again. I decided to read the Psalms and find and write down one thing that it taught me about Jesus. For 99% of the Psalms this was very simple, since Jesus is God, and the Psalms are full of clear statements about God.

So here are my findings, pretty much verbatim from whatever day I read them. I know from experience that when people post long informational posts, or posts full of Scripture, it can be easy to just skim over it, even if you know it's good for you. So I've decided to spread this over 15 posts to make it more accessible. Even so, please, please slow down and really take time to see Jesus for who He says He is.

Taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessings as you seek Him!

1. Jesus does not sin - His delight is in the law of the Lord.

2. It is useless, laughable, to stand against the Lord and His Anointed [Jesus].

3. Jesus is a shield for me.

4. Jesus has set apart for Himself him who is godly.

5. He is not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness.

6. Jesus has heard my supplication.

7. Jesus is trustworthy.

8. Jesus' name is excellent in all the earth.

9. Jesus shall endure forever.

10. Jesus observes trouble and grief, to repay it by His hand.