What you can't say at dinner. A discourse on Politics and Religion

He asked, and I said yes. Praise be to God alone! We courted, and now we’re engaged, we never kissed before then, for we were only friends pursuing marriage with each other. So thankful to God.

Sin leads to death. You don’t have to live long to learn this Biblical truth. “But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Amen. Come quickly Lord Jesus.

The great mystery of the faith: why?

The great mystery of the faith: why?

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cultureshift:

This person reached their sixth week of life following conception. They were not just a clump of cells. If you are going to advocate for the killing of unborn children, at least accept their humanity and stop believing the pro-choice lie.
Abortion kills an innocent living human being.

cultureshift:

This person reached their sixth week of life following conception. They were not just a clump of cells. If you are going to advocate for the killing of unborn children, at least accept their humanity and stop believing the pro-choice lie.

Abortion kills an innocent living human being.

Today I lost another friend because of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

But “I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” -Romans 1:16

This reminds me that the Word of the Lord never returns void. When you preach it, it always accomplishes His will; either hardening a heart toward the gospel, or softening a heart toward the gospel. 

Today it hardened my friend’s heart. But perhaps, if God wills, the seed that has been planted will produce fruit one day. 

It is funny when people say “Christians believe in God because it’s easier,” for there is nothing harder, more contrary to our sinful nature, and more damaging to our social reputations than to claim and follow Christ the Lord. And yet, in Christ we possess everything. Praise be to God, for He is good.  

My brother claimed Christ all his life, but I knew He wasn’t a Christian because his life bore no fruit.

Yesterday he confessed to our entire family (most of which also claim Christ but I do not believe know Him) that he is actually an atheist.

This is painful news to everyone.

Even if it is not shocking to me, it aches me deep to my bones, to be reminded of the destination of those I love most because of their hardened hearts and rebellion. But God saved me when I was in the same estate, and He can save them.

Be in prayer for my family.

The Bible never said baptism is optional for a believer in Christ.

justdia:

angelis102:

aimingtobepurified:

justdia:

Humanity said that, and we should all know the flesh doesn’t speak truth.

If you aren’t baptized, you aren’t forgiven of sins

What of those who die before they are able to be baptized?

They are in the hands of God. But let me tell you, hospitals, cancer centers, nursing homes, and frontline battalions allow baptism for the ill.

If your sins cannot be forgiven without baptism then you cannot enter into the presence of a holy God. If you cannot enter into the presence of a holy God, you are going to hell. The logic here is that there is some salvivfic power in baptism. If this is true, then Jesus Christ is a liar when he said to the man on the cross “And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” who died before he was baptized (Luke 23:43). 

Faith in Christ alone is what saves you, because Christ alone justifies. 

(via itsallaboutchrist)

Don’t want to go to work this morning.

Reminding myself not to be like the world, but to be diligent, thankful, and quiet. Remembering that my work sanctifies me.

Proverbs 13:4 ESV 

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Proverbs 6:6-8 ESV 

Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.

Romans 12:2 ESV 

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Colossians 3:23 ESV

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Philippians 2:14 ESV

Do all things without grumbling or disputing.

While I patiently wait to have children, I must remind myself “They’re as much of a burden as they are a blessing.” When I have children I will have to keep reminding myself “They’re as much of a blessing as they are a burden.”

Cancer

redlightpolitics:

I thought of how I would write this. How I would say this to soften the harshness. How not to sugarcoat… no; but how not to be scary, not to be alarmist. But there is no way to say it in any other way. In the past two weeks I’ve been diagnosed with multiple uterine and ovarian tumors. The words…

Two days ago, my next door neighbor from my hometown Milly passed away after a short fight with an aggressive cancer.

Today, her husband wrote this in the obituary:

"To my Darling Wife Mildred ,

From The first minute I met you at Grumman Aircraft,I was taken aback by your beauty and personality. After we had dated, I fell in love and prayed you felt the same way. You later told me you could not live without me. We would have made 46 years of marriage this March 23. We have a beautiful daughter Darlene that we raised to make us very proud and gained a son in law Paul Gagnon, that loves and protects her. I’m sorry you had to experience such pain and suffering as I stood by your side and asked God for help. My life will never be the same without you as I pray to God we will be together again. From my hand’s to God’s hands.

Your Loving Husband Robert”

No one is perfect, and as many people say “especially not the next door neighbors.” But I was blessed to see in my encounters with Robert while Milly was sick, the deep and compassionate love this husband had for his wife. May the God of all peace bring comfort in his time of loss.

Today, I was reminded that the perfect and holy God of the universe, who was in perfect community with himself from all of eternity, entered into history in humiliation, in the likeness of sinful flesh, was tempted in every way as I am, yet without sin, perfectly obeyed God, laid down His life in brutal death, bore the judgement and wrath for my murderous, rebellious, angry, sexually perverted, deceitful, bitter and broken soul, rose again and conquered death, that I may taste life and live for Him. Now THAT, MMT.

“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.”

—    Romans 16:20 (via giveitalltothelord)

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Woke up at 6:30, worked (I’m a school teacher) from 7:45-3:15, ran an errand, came home, showered, started my second job, worked five hours, spent time with the love of my life.

Just now realizing that I’ve been too busy to even notice how painful it is that my dog died today.

The tears will come, whenever I get a moment of rest (Friday, probably).