Friday, January 7, 2011

Why fear if the captain is whistling?

Girl talk blog has a great series of short articles on fear. Here is just one of them.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

This is VERY Exciting!!

Mississippi Pastors Defending Civil Rights of Unborn

By Rick Pearcey • January 3, 2011, 08:16 AM
"On Martin Luther King Day 2011, a special kind of civil rights movement will be birthed in Mississippi," reports OneNewsNow.
"Through the sponsorship of Pro-Life Mississippi, a group of black pastors is planning a Festival for Life for 'Civil Rights Day' January 17, which will take place at Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi."
According to OneNewsNow, "Several pro-life films will be shown at the festival. Life Dynamics' documentary, Maafa 21, which proves the abortion industry's genocide of black babies, will be among them."

Monday, January 3, 2011

A new blog on the psalms.

My husband, Harlan, has started a new blog called "Singing and Praying the Psalms of David."  He has loved singing the psalms for years and has led our family in doing so.   From him I also have learned to love singing the psalms.   He plans to feature specific psalms along with suggested tunes and also have some posts discussing the history and importance of singing psalms.

You can visit his blog at

Ever feel like you are being threshed?

If so, a good theology of suffering may help:

In his lovely little book called The Victory of the Lamb,  Frederick S. Leahy borrows from Klaas Schilder about the sifting of the believer.  We have no idea of the cosmic warfare behind the trials of our life.   When God allowed Satan to afflict Job, Satan sifted him, confident that he followed God only for the bread and the fish and would prove to be chaff if the bread and fish were taken away.  Satan wants us.  Viciously. But God overrules.  He keeps his own.  The affliction instead proved Job to be wheat, not chaff -- worshipping God even in the absence of bread and fish, knowing that having God, he had all.

May all the threshing of our lives prove you and me to be wheat -- precious, solid, weighty --and not chaff.

One secret of a happy marriage...

On Doug Wilson's 35th wedding anniversary, he shared one of the secrets of their happy marriage:
"It has been 35 years now, and when Nancy and I were first together we decided that if we had anything to work through, we would do it together. We determined that we would not ever share any problem with outsiders unless it was by mutual consent, and it was for the purpose of getting actual help and counsel. In other words, we each married our only confidant, and we did not want to deal with random extras, volunteering for that position. And that is the way it has been, many thanks to God."
Read the rest of the excellent article here: