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Happy Reformation!

Today is the anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the door of the church. Even though he had some horrible anti-semitic views, God used him to reform the modern church. Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 – February 18, 1546) was a German monk , [1] theologian , university professor, Father of Protestantism , [2] [3] [4] [5] and church reformer whose ideas influenced the Protestant Reformation and changed the course of Western civilization . [6] Luther's theology challenged the authority of the papacy by holding that the Bible is the only infallible source of religious authority [7] and that all baptized Christians under Jesus are a universal priesthood . [8] According to Luther, salvation is a free gift of God, received only by true repentance and faith in Jesus as the Messiah , a faith given by God and unmediated by the church. At the Diet of Worms assembly over freedom of conscience in 1521, Luther's confrontation with the Holy Roman Emperor

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My dear friend Suzi made this. I thought I would share with all our sistas!

Come to Friend Thanksgiving!

This Blog is updated each Tuesday. The Lord scoffs at those opposed to His Anointed One. Psalm 2:2-4 A friend of mine blogged about an Indian story recently and I had also planned on blogging on it in a different light. She did not use it this way and this is in no way a reflection of her post. There is a story about a Native American Man who is telling his grandson about two wolves fighting. The grandson asks which one will win and the older man replies, "the one I feed the most."  I hear this over and over from people sitting across the table from me explaining to me why their life is in such a mess. They think they have been feeding 'the wrong wolf.' This is a great theory if you apply it to thought process or idolotry. We weaken ourselves when we practice idolotry. The problem is that people are attributing this to the work of God and the devil in their life.  The concept is a form of duality. Duality is when you believe that the two forces are equals. Symmetrical

Psalm 42



This Blog is updated each Tuesday. Theopneustos- (thay-AHP-noo-stos) God breathed, breathed out by God. This does not imply that God breathed life into man's words, but that they were created by God. They reflect His very heart, His very speaking. "All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17 I had a God Breathed Friday night. We saw this house on the way to the respite. It reminded me of where many of us were at. Much of our lives had been consumed, but the foundation remained. Trust God. Emily and Melissa I came across a verse over the weekend in 1 Peter 3. It says that a gentle and quiet spirit (tranquil and meek) is imperishable. I found that interesting. I think it is hard for people to be quiet or tranquil even. It is what we should strive for. It will endure the fire. What does this look like? Do it mean we nev


Today we buried my grandmother so I am taking a break from the norm to tell a few stories about her. I will write more later in the week.  Lucille, MaCille, Lucy. She was by far the strongest woman you would ever meet. Her feisty attitude and warmth preceded her everywhere she went. Today I was thinking of her telling Denbigh about her returning home from one of their stays at the White House to realize she had left her girdle. Denbigh asked if she got it back and she gave him a look and said, "Denbigh, who are you going to call at the White House to get your girdle back?!"  Once she and DaBo had dropped off some paintings to LBJ and Lady Bird and she saw that he hadn't paid them the right amount of money. She called Lyndon up and told him about it. He never let her live it down. He would always say," what woman do you know of that would call the President of the United States and tell him that he owed her more money?!" That is just the woman she was. Strong. Fi

Vote. Vote. Vote

It's confession time. I have always chosen my candidate based on the Christian moralist agenda. I am sure there is a card or something that American Family puts out to tell you which way to vote. We have "key" issues that are what we judge by. We don't really need God to help us with our checklists.  As this election is looming I have been driven to my knees by thoughts of judgment on our nation. Have you gotten on your face and asked God who He desires to be in office? Prayerfully, have you gotten an answer? I would love to know.

I Don't Want to Vote

I know I am posting alot. It's a mood I am in.  The Tuesday update is still on time so keep checking in weekly. So, I don't want to vote. The thought of it is making me nauseated. Isaiah chapter three says that a sign of God's judgment is when the young and when women rule over us. On one hand we have a deeply unwise baby with substantial ties to terrorism. He has voted for all of the bills that have led us into this current financial crisis. He is the most liberal candidate ever to be on the ticket.  He is barely old enough to run for President.    On the other hand we have an overlooked older man who has made some excellent choices in his political years. He voted to control Freddie and Fannie long ago. His sidekick , a woman, is a model of the Christian moralist agenda. The problem is that biblically we see that she being placed in the position she is in is not a beacon of hope to the female driven side of emerging church.  Her position is a sign of judgment. Do we pray

Lady, Are You Speaking English?

This Blog is updated each Tuesday. My pregnant thoughts are all over the place.  I will try to keep them orderly, but I am not  making any promises.  Let us begin our journey together. In Bible Study Fellowship this year we are studying Moses. Something stood out to me that has not  before. I think in my mind I thought that all of those Israelites in Egypt were there loving the Lord and being persecuted. I thought they came up with the random idea to build a gold cow because they were terrified. The historical and biblical reality is that many of them looked more like pagans than a holy people set apart. They built that gold cow because it was comfortable. It's what they knew. Oppression was comfortable because it was accompanied by choice food and wine. It was accompanied by a tangible deities you could hold in your hand. They thought a little Asherah or Baal or Ra  worship wouldn't hurt if they just added it in the mix with God. That was not the case. It's not that grace

This Ministered To My Spirit

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Isaiah 25:1

O Lord , You are my God ; I will exalt You and praise Y our name , for in perfect f aithfulness   You have done marvelous things, things planned long ago. √