17 April 2015

This 'n' That

For the ladies who listen to Equipping Eve (notice I said 'ladies'. Guys, are you listening? Stop it!), you know exactly what I'm talking about when I refer to what is affectionately known by the EE audience as the 'Just Be Awesome' daily calendar. This is a devotional calendar that gives you a narcissistic, man-centered, unbiblical thought upon which to reflect every day. Of course, it's not actually titled 'Just Be Awesome,' but it may as well be:

I was just flipping through the entries for this week and came across something that I thought all my readers ought to know: "Jesus was secure in who he was and whose he was and that enabled him to freely serve."

Yep, you're welcome. Now you know the truth about Jesus' self-confidence and self-esteem. Yes, I know the Bible talks about His obedience to the Father, but the reality is, He apparently was obedient because He was so confident in His identity. What's the moral of the story? Go out. Be confident. Be awesome. Just like Jesus.

Okay, are you done slamming your face into your desk now? Good. If you haven't thrown your computer across the room out of desperate frustration, then take a deep breath, relax, and try to enjoy your week in review (kind of):
  • Honestly, are people still gullible and blind enough to believe these ridiculous "I went to Heaven" stories?
  • Do we sing the note of joy?
  • I feel really bad for these unborn children.
  • Here's your weekly dose of adorable.
  • Thanks to Julia at Steak and a Bible for enduring the Roma Downey miniseries, A.D.: The Bible Continues and warning the rest of us of its awfulness.
  • The secret to a happy life.
  • Speaking of Lloyd-Jones…I want this.
  • Spurgeon almost quit.
  • Steve Lawson on the visible church's puny God:


  1. You buy me a Barabbas shirt and I'll buy you Logic on Fire. Or vice versa. Deal? ;)

    1. LOL. Deal Lori.
      Or, since we both want each item, we could just buy them for ourselves. Eh, but where's the fun in that?

    2. This is true....and I'll even throw in a Timmy doll ;) haha

  2. Please explain why you "feel really bad" for the unborn children. Thanks, Melissa

    1. Hi Melissa,
      I say that because I fear as though they are a novelty for this woman.

  3. Thank you for clarifying. I enjoy your blog. When I read that and read the article I was sort of confused because it seemed like a positive thing that the woman elected to not abort any of the unborn children. It does sound ridiculous to be taking measures to have babies at the age of 65 after already having 13 children but, with that said, there is so much pushback from the world when people have large families (many times the same kind of expression is used--the idea of "feeling bad for" kids bc they are one of a bunch of siblings/because they won't get enough attention, for example) that those of us who have a large number of children can be a little sensitive to comments. And then there is the life issue, of course. I know what you meant. It is because this looks like another Octomom situation. I don't think it is quite right for a person of any age to have in vitro fertilization because your thirteenth child would like a little brother or sister. Happy weekend. Really like this n that on Fridays. Listened to Steve Lawson's entire message last night. So good. High God--high worship. Puny God--puny worship. M


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