02 September 2016

This 'n' That

Yep, that was me as a kid, separating the
good stuff from the "eh" stuff.
You might remember a few weeks ago when I commented on the availability of Lucky Charms marshmallows...just the marshmallows. They are, after all, the best part of the cereal! Well, a few days following that post, a dear friend from church handed me a box of these delicious marshmallows that she had found at a local Amish store. Friends, let me tell you, whoever finally came up with the idea to isolate the marshmallowy goodness from that otherwise so-so tasting frosted oat cereal was a genius. There is nothing more fun than tossing those colorful gems on everything from cereal (you know, healthy cereal [until the marshmallows are added, anyway]) to ice cream, or just popping a handful in your mouth for a burst of sugar. Yes, I know, I am speaking like a 5-year-old. Listen, if you had some of these, you'd agree with me. So thank you, dear friend, for the delicious treat!

Okay, I realize this introduction had no spiritual value whatsoever. Sorry about that. It's been a long week, but then, don't we usually feel that way by the time Friday rolls around? It is finally time to enjoy your week in review (kind of):
  • The original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is one of my favorite movies. Gene Wilder was magnificent as Willy Wonka. Sadly, Wilder passed away on Monday.
  • Here's your weekly dose of adorable (thanks, Rick!).
  • Aw, that's one strong, tenacious cat!
  • Romans 1...and then some (warning: there are some mildly disturbing [in my opinion] photos in this Time magazine article).
  • Power in the midst of weakness, a topic we all need to revisit frequently.
  • Unfortunately, not all ministers of the Gospel are saved men.
  • Prophecies fulfilled at Calvary:

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  1. Great comment by Ryle on Matthew 10:2-4. It's quite easy to disregard the true ordainer of ministers, the Spirit. I'm thankful for your fruitful ministry on NoCo and your blog for our sisters and for allowing your brothers to feed on the crumbs. It has been extremely helpful to have easy access to important articles that interest me while tending to the demands of seminary. I'll be praying for you.

    1. Thank you for your comments, Rob, and I agree with you that we brothers are unashamedly gathering the crumbs. We will pray for you in your studies. Heb 13:20-21

  2. Thank you for the post on the treatment for Parkinson's disease. It is amazing - one hour non-invasive brain surgery and the patient goes home cured. It is personally touching to read this; my grandfather suffered from this from the time he was a young man until his passing. Praise God for this wondrous gift of healing.

  3. Your post on the beauty of God's creation reminded me that I'd recently seen some of George Steinmetz's work. Here's a link to one of his albums. There are several of the to scroll through. Caution: addictive as well as breathtaking.


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