Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dr. George Tiller Murder Trial

I'm watching Scott Roeder (the man from my local area who is on trial for killing the abortionist, Dr. George Tiller) testify live... (Note: Once this trial is over, I doubt this link will be active.)

It's very interesting. He's not what I expected. Such a difficult situation, to say the least.

Friday, January 22, 2010

And The Award Goes To... (brought over from my old blog)

Remember the airbrushed personalized license plates that used to be pretty popular? The ones that would have a person's first name on it in fancy cursive writing and would go on the front of a car? Well... today's award for the most bizarre decorative license plate goes to...

Dr. Pastor Yolanda.

That's right, apparently Yolanda* is both a doctor AND a pastor... and she doesn't mind telling you! I'm also awarding bonus humility points to Yolanda for the state-issued license plate on the back of her car, which read "Pastor".

God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. ~ James 4:6b

But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. ~ 1 Timothy 2:12

*Curiosity has gotten the better of me, and so I did an internet search for this woman. Let's just say she seems to be quite a character... and not really someone that I would want to stumble across this blog if she were to google her own name! Therefore, I have changed her name to protect the innocent. (me!) :)

Hymn: Yield Not to Temptation (brought over from my old blog)

I heard this hymn for the first time today and I absolutely LOVE it!!!

Yield Not To Temptation
Horatio R. Palmer; 1868
(MIDI can be listened to here)

Yield not to temptation, for yielding is sin;
Each vict’ry will help you some other to win;
Fight manfully onward, dark passions subdue;
Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through.

Ask the Savior to help you,
Comfort, strengthen, and keep you;
He is willing to aid you,
He will carry you through.

Shun evil companions, bad language disdain,
God’s name hold in rev’rence, nor take it in vain;
Be thoughtful and earnest, kindhearted and true;
Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through.


To him that o’ercometh, God giveth a crown,
Through faith we will conquer, though often cast down;
He who is our Savior, our strength will renew;
Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through.


Quote of the Day: Leonard Ravenhill (brought over from my old blog)

"Is the world crucified to you tonight? Or does it fascinate you?"

Quote of the Day: A.W. Tozer (brought over from my old blog)

"The true follower of Christ will not ask, 'If I embrace this truth,what will it cost me?' Rather, he will say 'This is truth. God help me to walk in it, let come what may!'"

Quotes of the Day: J.C. Ryle (brought over from my old blog)

If J.C. Ryle had lived in the TV and radio age, I believe he would have mentioned TV and radio programs in this quote as well!

“Do not let newspapers, novels, and romances be read, while the prophets and Apostles be despised. Do not let the exciting and sensual swallow up your attention, while the edifying and the sanctifying can find no place in your mind.”

“Young men, give the Bible the honor due to it every day you live. Whatever you read, read that first. And beware of bad books: there are plenty in this day. Take heed what you read.”

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Firm Foundation

Welcome to my new blog! Previously, I've been blogging off and on (mostly off!) at , but I've decided to turn that into a recipe blog. Hence, my new blog: A Firm Foundation.

It seems to be a good time to start fresh with a new blog, because I am about to enter a new phase of my life... one that I am extremely excited about! In four months, I will be quitting my job in order to be a stay-at-home-mom. Or to be more specific, a stay-at-home, home schooling aunt. :) There are a couple of scary aspects of making this move (namely, my parents' reaction to my quitting my job, and the possibility of struggling financially), but they pale in comparison to knowing that this is exactly what God would have me to do! I have worked full time for the past twenty years (with the exception of one glorious year spent at home with my then four year old son, working only eight hours per week), and I truly have felt during all those years that I was barely keeping my head above water. I have always felt the pull toward being at home, and I am so grateful to God for changing my husband's mind about me working outside the home. And I am so proud of my husband for embracing it the way he has!

On this blog, I plan to journal my journey of becoming a stay at home wife/aunt, my homeschooling journey, and my journey to continue to build my life on God's precepts and principles... while raising my niece and nephew in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.