Psalm 100: A Psalm of praise. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
I recently wrote of a period of holy darkness that the LORD allowed into my life. I did not understand why some heartbreaking things happened and perhaps I never will.
At the time those things happened, a couple of God’s dearest servants reassured me of God’s control of the situation and of me. They were so very…
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This is probably the best post I have ever read about how to counter slander. I have personally tested the principles in it. They work, and most of all they are godly.
My contribution to our church’s blog this morning.
Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Has God ever called you into a period of “holy darkness” in which you clearly knew that He was in control of a situation in which you, personally, had no answers?
He did that recently with me. The stillness, the darkness, the lack of clarity, the absence of answers–these did not stir me up, but rather calmed me down. Due to my Saviour’s guiding hand alone (because my heart can be very naturally stirred up by events around me), I was able to rest, knowing with all my heart that He knew the answers I wished to know and that if/when He wanted me to know, I would be told these answers. If not, He is my answer, all life long.
The older I get, the…
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Although pro-life, I was a second wave feminist, regarded as too radical by Generation X and not radical enough by Generation Y.
It is important to set the markers out to make this distinction as second wave feminists fought for, and received, Title IX funding for women’s sports on a level that approached parity with men’s sports. I don’t believe, in that fight, we ever foresaw a time when the transgender movement would move under Title IX auspices.
That is problematical in the sense that we fought for funding for sports for women in bodies that were not the same as men’s bodies. Now that male and female are perceived as social constructs in many circles, there is nothing to stop those in male bodies who perceive themselves as females from taking on, and breaking, every women’s sports record ever made.
Some definitions will need to be forthcoming on this. If women and men are to maintain separate teams, there will need to be a way to ensure that those in the less strong bodies (typically called women’s bodies during the second wave of feminism) are not cut out of the pattern by those in stronger bodies (which we used to call men’s bodies).
Even if we do away with separate teams, this will still need to be addressed. We fought long and hard for those traditional women’s bodies to get a chance to play sports, excel, and break records. They still need to be able to do that today.
While I am posting our son’s graduation video from June, I must not omit the Baccalaureate service that occurred the Wednesday before graduation. It was pure, unbridled joy!
You see, when you have a special needs child, you wonder for years whether you will ever see this day arrive.
So glad we did!