Monday, April 26, 2010

I have spent much time considering a post on this. At one point I was going to have much to say, then thought perhaps it was best to keep quiet.

To a great degree I felt like a coward for leaving the post without explanation.I was torn between wanting to cry out over this man's speech, and the "fear of man" snare " of not wanting to "offend"

I see now I was wrong, and after hearing his "Vintage Jesus" series I felt ashamed for my silence.
The Lord said "blessed are those who are not offended in me"

As I said, I researched and went from being infuriated, (fearing what I might say in my anger), to the "fear of man'. That was after reading "articles one especially by Dr John MacArthur on Driscoll's message on The Song of Solomon, (and reading the text of the actual message). I was horrified.
I understand that because of the outcry of Godly Ministers such as Dr. Macarthur ,and others, that Driscoll apologized and took the message down. ( I removed the link to this message after reviewing it in more depths because of the content.)

This man has denigrated both the Word of God, and the Lord Jesus Christ in his series "Vintage Jesus".
I could not believe what my ears were hearing, I could never imagine it could be that a human being, calling him self a "Minister" of the Lord, could possibly say the things he was saying, ABOUT the Lord!

This man hold's thousands in his sway under the guise of "the Emerging Church", and "what needs to be done culturally to reach people today". I will let you research on your own, for it is not even what other Godly men say concerning him, it is his own "messages" that condemn him.

This man needs to step out of the pulpit, or rather from behind his desk and repent of his works. He is nothing more than a HBO comic, tickling the ears of his listeners, (who roar in laughter at each disgusting thing he says).

Mark Driscoll
A man of God?

Matthew 7: 20.

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them....

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Abiding in Him

"I want to tell you a growing conviction with me, and that is that as we obey the leadings of the Spirit of God, we enable God to answer the prayers of other people. I mean that our lives, my life, is the answer to someone’s prayer, prayed perhaps centuries ago.

*It is more and more impossible to me to have programs and plans because God alone has the plan, and our plans are only apt to hinder Him, and make it necessary for Him to break them up. I have the unspeakable knowledge that my life is the answer to prayers, and that God is blessing me and making me a blessing entirely of His sovereign grace and nothing to do with my merits, saving as I am bold enough to trust His leading and not the dictates of my own wisdom and common sense... Oswald Chambers"

I had to go back and retrieve this from a former post. This statement is becoming more real to me all the time and I am finding such a sweet surrender, and peace in resting in His providence and sovereignty . Truly, what more could I ask for. Simply trusting Him, and letting Him have His way, believing nothing could be greater than Him working out His purpose.

*this particular line especially, for it must always be His will, not mine, His purposes, not mine, for His good pleasure, not mine, for His glory not mine.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Enjoying Family at Easter

My husband and my mother
I told her if she doesn't stop doing that i will tell the next generation that
we made her do it cause she was not too pretty ;)

Braidon and Connor
Harold & the Purple Crayon

my Frank and Braidon
awaiting the arrival of the Fryers

My beautiful mother & Grady Benjamin
3 weeks old today

Seamus & Kaitie
too cute !

Biddy, she thinks everything is for her!

Sweet Zoe Elisabeth

The Fryers
my Keriann & Casey
Believe it or not sh just
gave birth 3 wks ago !!!

Frankie in charge!
Zoe, Connor (my nephew)
and my little Declan who was just 3 on Saturday

my sister Linda
and her lovely girls
Tara, & Kristy (due in June).

I didn't get pictures of my mother and father in law who came a little later, but we all had a great time for which, I am thankful. The children always get on so well, and have such fun together.
All in all it was a beautiful day.

p.s. this is
my beautiful mother ..:)