Sunday, May 14, 2017

I Blinked and He Was Grown!

So this happened yesterday:

Seriously, it seems like it was only last year that we were asking the Lord to give us our fourth child that we specifically asked for by name. Okay, if God had given us our fourth daughter we would have been just as happy. It's just that we asked for The Bear and God gave him to us. (Thank you, God!)

After yesterday's time of ceremony and celebration I took out his baby book to put the commencement program in it. When I opened the pages a typed letter fell out dated May 8, 1995. It was a copy of the letter Pastor Dad sent our church members encouraging them to be in church on Sunday, May 14th, Mother's Day. He had 3 reasons enumerated but the one that specifically caught my eye was the third one:

"3. This Mother's Day it will be my blessed privilege to introduce to you a very precious individual. On May 3rd, 1995, God blessed my wife and me with a son, [The Bear]. It will be a joy to dedicate him to the Lord and introduce him to the church. . . "

We have the service on video but these are a few "pictures of the pictures" from our scrapbook album. We dedicated our baby boy 22 years ago today! I can hardly believe how fast that time passed!

If we've been blogging friends for any length of time you've watched my son grow from a little guy taking taekwondo, read about his voracious appetite in his adolescent years, recall the hilarity when I walked into the house and heard him and his friends call out, "Hey Mom!" or "Hey, Mrs. P." in several notes on broken scales as their voices changed, encouraged him as he played on a competitive basketball team with other homeschoolers, and congratulated him as he was awarded his black belt. You may have even appreciated the fact that we all survived the learning-to-drive months. 

The homeschool years are all behind us now and so are the rest of those things. I've transitioned from homeschool  teacher / stay-at-home mom to a full-time office worker as my children / students transitioned into adults. What hasn't changed is my love for these 4 tremendous blessings. God continues to multiply my love as they find and follow His will for their lives. As we segue into the next stage of life, may I just say that I am still one blessed mama who can't wait to see how God continues to work in the lives of her children. It has been exactly 22 years since we dedicated our newborn son to the Lord and it is a joy to see Him at work in his life.

The sweet young lady who puts a smile on my son's face :)

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms reading this today!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

See "Is Genesis History?" in Theaters February 23rd!

Readers of this blog know from following my Bible timeline studies that I believe in a literal interpretation of Genesis. I believe that when God said He made the world in 6 days He did just that. Some have problems with this but I do not. God, the true and living God, the self-existent I AM would not require even 6 days to do this and yet that is the time-frame that He chose for setting His creation in motion. 

This is the God I worship because I believe Him when He said He created the world in 6 days. He was there and I was not. It's His testimony. I think there is a lot riding on God's credibility.

When He says that Jesus died, was buried, and was resurrected in order to pay the price for my sins because He loves me and desires to spend eternity with me I believe Him because there were witnesses. It's their testimonies recorded in the Bible. If I cannot believe what God says in Genesis, how can I believe what He says in the New Testament? Simple answer: I can't.

If God's Word is true then there should be science to support it. Everyone holds one of two world-views and the proponents of each examine the same evidence and then draw radically different conclusions. Most scientific documentaries are written from an old earth perspective. 

Last week Pastor Dad and I had the privilege of seeing the premier of a documentary written from the Biblical perspective. We are not scientists, we - or rather, he - is a theologian, and I am a student of the Bible, but we both enjoyed the discussion and explanations between the host, Del Tackett, and the scientists from various fields as they examined the evidence and presented their case for a young earth.

Now I would like to encourage you to see the movie Is Genesis History? in select theaters February 23rd. Click the link to the website where you will find a search engine to locate a theater in your area for viewing the movie and link for purchasing tickets.

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Yes, Genesis is history. Be sure to check out the introductions and timelines for all of the books of the Bible found in the tabs above on this website because the whole point of providing them is to show how everything in the Bible fits within the framework of known history.

Friday, December 23, 2016

PRINTABLE of 2017 Bible Reading Schedule Now Available

Not only is the schedule available on the tab above every single day of the year, but it can also be accessed by clicking on the picture below. Happy reading!


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

2017 Bible Reading Schedule

The Bible reading schedule for 2017 is now posted. It can be found on the tab at the top. Note that it is the chronological schedule and that the printable has not yet been uploaded. That will happen within the next few days.

Note also that reading is scheduled for Sunday, December 31, 2017. This is necessary since the year begins and ends on a Sunday providing one less day, Monday through Saturday, than usual on which to read following the normal schedule.

The printable will be added soon.

Thanks to those who have asked for it. Your patience will soon be rewarded!