Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Our Great Redeemer Lives!

If Christ Had Not Been Raised from Death

If Christ had not been raised from death

our faith would be in vain,

our preaching but a waste of breath,

our sin and guilt remain.

But now the Lord is risen indeed;

He rules in earth and heaven:

His Gospel meets a world of need

in Christ we are forgiven.

If Christ still lay within the tomb
then death would be the end,

and we should face our final doom
with neither guide nor friend.
But now the Savior is raised up,

so when a Christian dies 
we mourn, 
yet look to God in hope

in Christ the saints arise!

If Christ had not been truly raised

His church would live a lie;

His name should never more be praised,
His words deserve to die.

But now our great Redeemer lives;

through Him we are restored;

His word endures, His church revives

in Christ, our risen Lord.

From 1 Corinthians 15:12-20
-Christopher Idle

Monday, April 29, 2019

Come to the Doctor, Harry

What a charming little story book written and illustrated by Mary Chalmers.  

Little Harry the kitten injures his tail with the screen door, ouch! and 
because of this, his mother takes him to the Vet.  We get to see through 
a child's eye the whole adventure, ending with Harry showing his bandage 
to some of the other patients who need encouragement before they go in 
to see the Vet. 

Other "Harry" Books by Mary Chalmers:
Be Good, Harry
Take a Nap, Harry
Throw a Kiss, Harry
Merry Christmas, Harry

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Celebrating Jesus' Resurrection Every Day!

Titus 3:4-7
"when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind 
appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have 
done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing 
of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured 
out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being 
justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the 
hope of eternal life."

Glory to God!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Mama Bears

by Pat Brady

Mama Bears: Protecting your children 101

There is A LOT of evil out there where we need to protect our children, much of it is psychological warfare.

Be a Mama Bear in all things.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Bird Watching in the Mid-West

"When the bird and the book disagree, 
always believe the bird."

John James Audubon

Matthew 10:29-31
 "Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? 
And yet not one of them will fall to the ground 
apart from your Father. 
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows."

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom

who have a proper reverence 
for God 
will wait for Him 
to carry out His will 
in His timing.
Deuteronomy 28:58
[be] "careful to observe 
all the words of this law 
which are written in this book, 
to fear this 
honored and awesome name, 
the Lord your God,"
Proverbs 1:7
"The fear of the Lord 
is the beginning of knowledge;
Fools despise wisdom and instruction."