November 28, 2006
Where are you? I know you’re in my house somewhere. You eat socks. You eat single socks and pairs of socks. I’m going to find you, and get you and toss you down the disposal (if it’s working).
Yes, ladies I know all the tricks. I can train my children to safety-pin their pairs of socks together. I can get a special laundry bag just for the socks. But the problem is that slippery sock monster is not in the washing machine or the dryer. He’s lurking in the house. I went on a sock hunt to find the dirty ones – there are none!!! I know my children have been wearing socks but I can’t find any to wash. Hmmm…perhaps the sock monster is in the garage…. Beware sneaky sock monster, I will find you one day!!!
November 22, 2006
By now you’ve realized that the little stash you lifted from my car (while it was parked in the driveway at 2:40 p.m.) has not returned the payoff you may have expected. Yes, you got an mp3 player (with a nice cover for jogging), but it only holds about 14 songs. BTW the headphones in my car were purchased that day at Walmart and well…they are Walmart quality. In 6 miles of running they fell out 5 times. I would have returned them, but now you have them. Read the rest of this entry »
November 15, 2006
I stumbled upon this passage fairly recently. It needs no follow up comment from me.
“As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth; It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:10-11, NIV).
November 13, 2006
I’ve been chewing on a few ideas today: the Holiness of God and postmodernism. A few days ago a friend invited me to teach for an hour on postmodernism in his course at a Christian school. I have limited time and have been thinking about a possible outline and praying about whether I should say yes. Then I rolled into Sunday school this morning, having no idea what topic we would embark on for the next few weeks (we finished a six-week topic last week) and was thoroughly delighted to find we’d spend six-weeks on the Holiness of God under the teaching of R.C. Sproul. (After lesson one, we all crawled out of class greatly impacted by the weightiness of pondering and experiencing a Holy, Holy, Holy God.)
Anyhow, later today I popped into this discussion at Dluxe’s World on how to present the Gospel in a postmodern culture (HT: TeamPyro). Apparently this question was initiated by Tim Keller. It is indeed a bit daunting to grasp the radical cultural shift in just a mere generation. So here are my two cents that I contributed to the conversation: Read the rest of this entry »
November 11, 2006
Seems that most everyone has offered commentary on the Ted Haggard affair. Many wise posts float around the blogosphere. But what had bothered me for some time about Haggard was that he appeared to be teaching a theology that undermines the insideous nature and power of our fallen state. I once heard a radio program that was taped in the afternoon and during that program Haggard told the host that he had not yet sinned that day. WOW – by the time my mind begins to form thoughts in the morning, I’ve usually sinned before the first foot hits the floor. Moreover, New Life recently issued some suggestions that guide parents in how to discuss this issue with their children (HT: Tim Challies). Again, sin is in quotes as an optional word to use and parents can simply classify Haggard’s indiscretions as “mistakes.” One cannot avoid the reprecussions that are born from the theology one holds about God, His holiness and our sin nature. Read the rest of this entry »
November 10, 2006
I had planned on bloggin on my 2+ hours of standing in line to vote on Tues. My friend Becky beat me too the punch and you must read her tale of the not so gracious Roberto Cavalli pants.
Anyhow, I was in line for over 2 hours and my husband for 3. I had a blast chatting with the four ladies in front of me (whom I too had never met). Once we got into the “room,” the gentleman behind me started timing how long it took people to vote. WOW – some people took 11-12 minutes and even the quick ones took 6 minutes. The high tech system forced you to spin a little dial (come on now – manufactures of laptops got rid of the track ball for a reason, and they never had a nifty dial, for a very good reason). Read the rest of this entry »
November 3, 2006
In view of certain trends, I post my 9.5 theses:
1. The Bible is our one objective standard for determining truth in Christian theology, spirituality and practice.
2. In view of #1 the Christian should embark on a lifelong endeavor to learn about and understand all facets of Scripture. She should begin to interpret this text by first understanding what the original author meant when he was communicating to his audience. The Bible should never be used as a divination tool. Read the rest of this entry »