30 March 2018

This 'n' That

Oh yeah, this is totally what I do when it rains.
Well, "spring" arrived last week. Yes, the daffodils are blooming, the birds are singing...and in many places in the midwest it's 45 degrees and raining. The pitter-patter of the rain on the roof is enough to lull you to sleep for days, and the overwhelming amount of rain has caused those lovely daffodils to bend low, as if they've given up on life.

Oh well, such is life on this earth! The changing seasons, the rain, clouds, and sun, all remind that there is a Creator who is sovereign over all these things.
Praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD from the heavens;
Praise Him in the heights!

Praise Him, all His angels;
Praise Him, all His hosts!

Praise Him, sun and moon;
Praise Him, all stars of light!

Praise Him, highest heavens,
And the waters that are above the heavens!

Let them praise the name of the LORD,
For He commanded and they were created.

He has also established them forever and ever;
He has made a decree which will not pass away. (Psalm 148:1-6)
This same Creator was sovereign over the events of Christ's death and resurrection, upon which we reflect this weekend. Let us take comfort in knowing that this is our God—One who has ordained all things that come to pass, One who is surprised by nothing, and One who is working all things for His ultimate glory.

If your weather report is like mine, then you likely won't be venturing far today, so why not use the opportunity to enjoy your week in review (kind of):
  • Yet another story of allegations of sexual misconduct within a professing Christian church. Yes, it's Willow Creek, and few biblical Christians would consider it to be a true church, but the world does not make such distinctions. As such these allegations do harm to the witness and testimony of Christ.
  • So, um, if you commit to only allow saved people to participate in your music ministry, you don't have these problems.
  • It's true, I would go for the bag of Oreos first.
  • Oh, that we would reflect more often on the love of God!
  • "More than ever before, we have been anesthetized to the reality that life is but a vapor and what we do in our short stay here will have eternal consequences."
  • Um...okay... This guy has really engaged in some monumental hermeneutical gymnastics to arrive at his blasphemous, disgusting conclusions.
  • Here is your weekly dose of adorable.
  • As someone who used to work in a cubicle, I'm here to tell you that nobody is going to be doing these exercises at their desk.
  • I did not participate in this survey back in 2015, but I would say, yes, yes, yes, I agree 110%!
  • I kind of want to see this, but may wait till I can do so from the comfort of my own couch (instead of sharing the theater seats with food stains and bedbugs).
  • For years, I've been thinking that I should probably write a series of books about myself. After all, who wouldn't want to read more about me? But alas, it looks as though someone has stolen my idea, and also stolen my proposed title, My Name is Erin. Seriously? The sad thing is, this writer is apparently a professing Christian. Sigh.
  • This article offers an important lesson in discernment. Please read it!
The cross is the victory, the resurrection is the triumph…The resurrection is the public display of the victory, the triumph of the crucified one. —Leon Morris

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