Thursday, September 23, 2010

Morning by morning He wakens me-wakens my ear to listen as those who were taught ( Is 50:4)

God wants to open the heart before it opens itself to the world; before the ear hears the innumerable voices of the day, the early hours are the time to hear the voice of the Creator and Redeemer. God made the stillness of the early morning for Himself, it ought to belong to God. ~D.Bonhoeffer

Today as I sat on the porch, ( my favorite place to start my morning), there was a beautiful fog which settled in, reflecting the morning sun in a poised exquisite beauty. What a precious place to meet with Him.
Thank You Father.

...unwrapped as a precious fruit, never before seen
in all it's untouched perfection.
Mornings - a gift of God.
Blessed be Your name, Lord!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

This book is 600 pages, my plan (since I do not have time to read a 600 pg. book) is to get my family to each read 150 pages. Then each person can share what they have read. In my estimation we can have the book read in about 3 days!!!

This is a great interview on Metaxas's new book "Bonhoeffer:Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy". it doesn't get any better than someone writing a bio when there is a passion behind it. This interview makes me want to lock myself away with this book until I've turned the last page.

When I think of what faith in Christ became to Deitrich Bonhoeffer;to stand for Christ in the very horrors of Nazi Germany, not only to be there, but chose to be, (having returned from the States in obedience to God), I lose my breath.

The war revealed Bonhoeffer to the world in a way nothing else could have. Perhaps at best he would have been a cherished theologian. However put to the test of this tragedy, the very evil of Hitler and Nazi Germany, Bonhoeffer was pressed into a situation where obedience and loyalty to Christ, His people and His gospel was of the greatest cost to himself.

Oswald Chambers who ministered to troops in Egypt during WWI said "the basis of life is tragedy","character does not make a person, it reveals them."

This tragedy took him far beyond the genius of his theology. It poured out his faith in a vital reality that has made the testimony of his life not only precious, but a challenge to the watered down Christianity we see today in the "prosperity gospel", thriving in a postmodern, post Christin era.

I can't wait to get my hands on it. (Perhaps when I'm finished I'll delve into Eric's "Amazing Grace", on another of my very favorite people, William Wilberforce.)

Another great interview Eric Metaxas did on this book can be found here (in 2 parts) It is from RZIM with Stuart McAllister.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I have always loved hamsters...
some people say "they're just rodents".
I've heard people
say the same thing about squirrels. I love squirrels.

I can honestly say I've never met a hamster or
a squirrel I didn't like. I wish I could say the same about people.

I think due to some people, God knew we needed
squirrels and hamsters.
I know I'm grateful for them.
Thanks Lord !

Monday, September 13, 2010

3000 souls entered eternity on 911