Monthly Archives: December 2007

Month: December 2007 The arm of the Lord

Many times I have stated or thought in times of trial: The arm or the hand of the Lord is not shortened that it cannot save – nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear. I say this in response to difficult situations, poor health, wayward children, financial reverses or adversity and, among many other things, despair. Have you ever sought to understand or answer: How long is the arm of the Lord or how great is the hand of the Lord? And if we cannot begin to answer the question: how long is the arm of the Lord, then how can we possibly fathom that the arm or the hand of the Lord is not shortened that it cannot save. Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:” Isaiah 59.1 How great is the Hand of the Lord? The Lord who holds His hand over the sea… The Lord who shakes the trees of the wilderness… The Lord who calms the sea that the wind and the waves obey Him… The Lord who who says (Isaiah 52.2) “Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem?” Do continue reading

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Month: December 2007 Just checking in…

Everything’s alright — time’s just tight. Nothing new — just lots to do. No time to write — even up late at night. But one thing’s true — I’ve been thinking of you. And there’s still lots to say — maybe later today.

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Month: December 2007 flood update

  We’ve had many inquiries as to our local rainfall and potential flooding of the River… Here’s the NOAA link we’ve been watching… and, so far as we can tell, the flood danger has passed even though there’s still a tremendous amount of water over the banks of the Snohomish River! For perspective, here’s a link I posted just after the flood in November of last year. All’s well… God is still on the throne – a verse that I read during our first flood season in this old farmhouse always gives me great comfort and assurance: “The Lord sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King forever.” Psalm 29.10 So… Sunshine or clouds — dry land or floods, warm summer breezes or cold blasting storms: The LORD reigns. He sits King forever. — standing on dry ground.

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Month: December 2007 Gift Ideas

A Christian Home Gift Ideas For Any Occasion · Give the gift of love and hope… a Bible and a letter of love to the recipient. · A letter or a poem to one you love… along with a picture in a frame or card. · Gifts of your time—these can be given to anyone… jobs you can do, things you can make, transportation you can provide, calls you can make. · Magazine subscriptions… these are a favourite in many homes and you can bring a lot of joy to a family by remembering them with a gift subscription. One of our favourites to give are subscriptions to Taste of Home or Quick Cooking or any number of their other publications…. My step dad enjoyed the Reminisce magazine and I know that many women love the Country Woman magazine… all by Reiman publications. You can call them at (800) 344-6913 or visit their website · Maybe you know someone who would enjoy a Reader’s Digest subscription… or a subscription to another magazine or monthly publication. For women… wonderful magazines: In addition to Above Rubies, Seasons at Home, The Old Schoolhouse, An Encouraging Word, Homeschooling Today. · Maybe this is the continue reading

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Month: December 2007 II Timothy 3.1-17

Today in my reading in chapter 3, I found great encouragement when seen in light of the previous day’s reading in 2Timothy and then, what I consider to be, atrocities in the ‘church’ today as i wrote in the previous blog entry.  So, Chapter 2, in summary: “Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus… the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also… Consider what I say, and the Lord give thee understanding in all things… If we believe not, yet He abideth faithful: He cannot deny Himself… Of these things put them in remembrance…” (2T2.1-2, 7, 13, 14) It was then here in 2Timothy 3 (and I’ll post the chapter in its entirety for edification and inspiration) that I gleaned great encouragement personally and for our home and for other believers in these ‘perilous’ times. And these are perilous times. When leaders of nations are corrupt, when teachers of the Word become corrupt and misleading – by worldly methods and means of self promotion and propagation of foolishness and false teachings in the name of ‘Christianity’ literally blasphemeing the continue reading

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