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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Little Blue Ribbons - A Poem by Austin Dobson



"LITTLE BLUE-RIBBONS"


"Little Blue-Ribbons!" We call her that
From the ribbons she wears in her favourite hat;
For may not a person be only five,
And yet have the neatest of taste alive?—
As a matter of fact, this one has views
Of the strictest sort as to frocks and shoes;
And we never object to a sash or bow,
When "little Blue-Ribbons" prefers it so.



Sunday, August 21, 2016

Why We Are not Quiverfull - Part 4 - Reasons 4-6



Here is Part 4 of the series on why we are not Quiverfull.   If you have not read the introduction or Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 you may wish to start with those by clicking on the respective links.

This part includes three new reasons covering the subjects of nature, as God created it; how Quiverfull can affect the sexual relationship in marriage; and the problem of poor parenting.

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Excerpt:

Psalms 104:24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

Various animals have a basic, God-given instinct to survive.  Some will abandon their young when there isn't enough food available for them to survive - during a drought perhaps. (I'm not suggesting infanticide, so don't even go there!)  Some animals will have fewer offspring when there is a shortage of food.  I have heard that wolves will not even mate if there is not enough food.  So we see that limiting or reducing population is a basic instinct in wild animals to ensure survival and promote healthy offspring.  They cannot reason as we can and do not even have a free will as we do.  How much more responsible should humans be in such decisions?

I am not talking about the typical humanist idea of reducing the world population.  Generally speaking, that is promoted for self-serving and greedy reasons.  However, since God built this mechanism into at least some of His creatures, it would be folly for us to deny that it has a useful place in creation!  I realize this will probably rub some people the wrong way, but I have come to realize that there are things we take for granted as "good, godly" beliefs which we did not get from the Bible or the reality of how God made this world.

Continue Reading.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Evening Song - Must I Go and Empty-Handed?


A young man who was dying after only being a Christian for a  very short time said these heart-rending words, "No, I am not afraid [to die]; Jesus saves me now. But oh! must I go, and empty-handed?"  The words inspired the pastor, C. C. Luther to write this poem which was later put to music.  

Matthew 9:36-38  But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.  Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

2 Corinthians 5:10  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

Friday, August 19, 2016

FREE Scripture Graphic - Micah 6:8


Here is another free graphic for you.  This is one of my recent edits of a vintage graphic that I found somewhere online.  This is not a very big one, but perhaps someone will find a use for it.

Click on the graphic and then on "Save image as..."  Select a file on computer and save it there.
Enjoy! :-)


If you would like to make your own graphic using these daisies, here is blank copy for you.



Saturday, August 13, 2016

Evening Song - It Is God that Gives the Increase


1 Corinthians 3:6-8  I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.