Friday, April 30, 2010

Deborah's Book Club

Well, I thought that if TV personalities can have one (and some of their authors will "mess you up" on theology), that I can pass along some of my favorites (that will only help clear your thinking because they are Biblical.)  I have always been an avid reader, even as a little girl, I remember asking for the entire set of Nancy Drew mystery books. Remember those? Probably not, unless you are my age...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

And That's The Truth!

A few weeks after Christmas, Landon asked his Mother if they could take Alicia's new telescope and look for God. Amy, of course, explained that they couldn't find God by looking up into the sky through the lens of a telescope. ( Don't you love the observations and questions and the faith of wee ones? I know that I do!)

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Beauty of Spring!

On Saturday, I cleaned out the cold ashes from the fireplace, an April ritual that reinforces the idea that there will be no need for the fireplace until winter sets in again. (Although it was 39 degrees in Dawsonville this morning.) If you read my blogs or know me, I don't have to tell you that I just said "good-bye" to my favorite season of the year. And, yes, I have been reminded that there are few kindred spirits who feel that way. I think that in my 57 plus years, I can count on one hand those who agree with me. Oh, well, I think I have always been in the minority. :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


A couple of Sundays ago, I had a chance before church to chat for a few minutes with Jill Stephens, Meadow's sweet and very talented pianist. I inquired about her aging parents and she told me that although their health is "not that great", that they are troopers who just keep on "keepin'on" for their Lord. I replied that they are an encouragement to all of us because they are finishing well. Today, interestingly enough, I see that they are celebrating 53 years of marriage so congratulations to Randall and Mary Jean Stephens!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Emmaus Road Bewilderment and Enlightenment

Last week, I was reading all four Gospel accounts of our Lord's crucifixion and resurrection. We were so blessed on Easter Sunday to be with our children and grandchildren at Meadow and hear Jeff, our preacher boy, preach from Matt 28- HE IS RISEN!!...

Friday, April 2, 2010

"Behold the Lamb of God"

This morning, as I washed my breakfast dishes, I heard on the radio Larnell Harris sing "He Loved Me With A Cross" and wept as I have many times before when I meditate on and contemplate the love on that old rugged cross that day for me and you and people like us. Why would Jesus Christ go there and become obedient to death, even death on a cross, for us? "Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins." 1 John 4:10. Only love, divine love, can explain God's redemption plan for a world of disobedient, depraved, and doomed sinners, the dilemma we all found ourselves to be a part of.