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"Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?"  Galatians 4:16


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Words get us into trouble.  A zealous and rash man found out the hard way.  His name was Jephthah.  I hope his story will be a reminder for all of us to use words wisely.  Another man, Stephen, used words correctly.  The message was sound, but the outcome was a mixed blessing.  Let us learn to use our words wisely and well. 

Let us be diligent to talk about our faith and our Lord Jesus Christ who is the Savior of the world, to those will believe Him Others need to hear the Gospel message.   For information on how the religions break down across the United States, check out this interactive map:  http://www.usatoday.com/news/graphics/pew-religion-08/flash.htm

Ray Comfort's film called "180" What Changed Their Minds in Seconds.... is a great witnessing tool.  It is an important film comparing the Holocaust and abortion.  It contains graphic pictures of the Holocaust, but is a must see.  You can find it after "Thought Provokers".

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The Believer's Mission...

"Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,

As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 

If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,

Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.

Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,

And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient; whereunto also they were appointed.

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy."

1 Peter 2:1-10 (KJV) 

 


FAITHFUL IN WORD AND DEED 

“But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath:  but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.”  James 5:12 (KJV)

 

Sometimes living up to our words costs us more than we realize.  Have you ever made a promise you couldn’t keep?  Sure, we’re all guilty of making promises we want to keep, intend to keep, but in the end, we fail.  We fail miserably.  How many resolutions, aka promises, did you make at the first of year?  Did you fulfill them?   There is a man who made a promise he didn’t want to keep, but he proved himself faithful in words and deed.  His name was Jephthah and his story is told in the book of Judges in chapter 11.   

Jephthah’s honor was a matter of personal pride.  You see he was the son of a harlot the Bible tells us.  His father, Gilead, was a married man who had an affair.  Jephthah was the product of that relationship.  To be a son of a harlot in those days was a terrible thing.  Jephthah was the evidence of his father’s sin.  He was a blight on the family name.  His half brothers kicked him out of the household and Jephthah found himself alone.   

The Bible tells us he was a man of valour.  He had something to prove-that he was as good as the next man.  Unfortunately, the honorable men wanted nothing to do with him, so his friends were the “vain men” the Bible says.  These were the kind of men who rode with David when he fought his wars and fled from Saul.  Jephthah was a man who warred.   

When the Ammonites made war against Israel, the elders of the area of Israel known as Gilead sought Jephthah.  He became their captain.  When it became clear that the Ammonites were going to fight, Jephthah made a promise to the Lord: 

“And Jephthah vowed a vow unto the Lord, and said, if thou shalt without fail deliver the children of Ammon into mine hands, then it shall be, that whatsoever cometh forth of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the children of Ammon, shall surely be the Lord’s, and I will offer it up for a burnt offering.”   

Jephthah prevailed in his war with the Ammonites, for the Lord delivered them into his hand.  The enemy was vanquished.  

Now it was time for Jephthah to go home.  Weary and in a celebratory mood, he must have been anxious to get back home.  His job was done.   

When he approached his house in Mizpeh, his only daughter came out to meet him.  I wonder if he had forgotten his promise to the Lord.  But no, he had not.  Here’s the tragic account from the Bible… 

“And Jephthah came to Mizpeh unto his house, and, behold, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances:  and she was his only child; beside her he had neither son nor daughter.  And it came to pass, when he saw her, that he rent his clothes, and said, Alas, my daughter!  Thou hast brought me very low, and thou art one of them that trouble me:  for I have opened my mouth unto the Lord, and I cannot go back.  And she said unto him, my father, if thou hast opened thy mouth unto the Lord, do to me according to that which hath proceeded out of thy mouth; forasmuch as the Lord hath taken vengeance for thee of thine enemies, even of the children of Ammon.”  Judges 11:34-36 

She went away for two months to mourn her virginity the Bible says.  Think about how you would have responded if you were in her shoes.  She had done no wrong.  It was not her vow, but her father’s.  If we had been in her shoes, might we have been angry?  Maybe we would have left and not returned.  This girl was honorable and she loved her father.  I believe she loved her Lord as well.   

Despite her feelings, she honored her father and his vow.  The Bible tells us that when she returned home, her father carried out his vow and she was killed.  What a sorrowful thing.  Maybe in his heart, Jephthah hoped God would provide a ram just as he did for Abraham.  But God did not.  

A promise is binding.  It is meant to be kept.  You’ve heard the saying… “my word is my bond.”  This is an oral commitment in lieu of a document.  It is or should be as binding as a written document.  Jephthah was an honorable man.  When he gave his word, he intended to keep it. 

A Life Lesson... 

Rash words get us into trouble.  Jephthah lived by his words.  Many of us do not.  We speak swelling words of pride, but when put to the test, we find our words were high minded but our actions are not.  Consider Proverbs 25:14:  “Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.”  Words once spoken cannot be retrieved.   

I’m sure Jephthah did not think about what he was saying.  The lesson we learn is clear, we need to exercise caution and care when we speak.  Words should not just come flying out of our mouths.  I know I am guilty of speaking without thinking sometimes.  Speaking in anger has terrible consequences.  Words hurt others and destroy relationships.  Words demean and damage.   

Let us be faithful in word and deed.  The best way to ensure our success in this is found in the Psalms.   

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.”  Psalm 19:14 

Another helpful verse I pray is this one from Proverbs 31:26 about the virtuous woman: 

“She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.”   

If I pray these verses, then I am more aware of my mouth and what is coming out of it.  My sense of caution is heightened.  When my words fall short, I am repentant, aware of the breech.  For my heart has been revealed, and clearly needs cleansing.  Only God can apply the balm that heals a sinful heart. 

Let’s use our mouths for edification and exhortation and praise!

 

 

Praise the Lord!

"Thou art the God that doest wonders:  thou hast declared thy strength among the people." Psalm 77:14

"Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth." Psalm 57:5

"Behold, God is mine helper:  the Lord is with them that uphold my soul." Psalm 54:4

"The Lord redeemeth the soul of His servants:  and none of them that trust in Him shall be desolate." Psalm 34:22

"The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted."  Psalm 18:46

"Praise the Lord; for the Lord is good:  sing praises unto His name; for it is pleasant." Psalm 135:3

 

 

 

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"The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.  But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:36-37


   Musings... Stephen

"And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.  Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen. 

And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake. 

Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God. And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon him, and caught him, and brought him to the council, and set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:  for we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us.

And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.

Then said the high priest, Are these things so?

And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken..." Acts 6:8-7:2a

"...When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.

But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, and said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

"Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, and cast him out of the city, and stoned him:  and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul.

And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.  And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.  And when he had said this, he fell asleep."  Acts 7:54-60

 

 

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"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts:  and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear"  1 Peter 3:15


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"Death and life are in the power of the tongue:  and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof."  Proverbs 18:21


 

Because God Loves Me

  • Because God loves me, He is slow to lose patience with me.
  • Because God loves me, He takes the circumstances of my life and uses them in a constructive way for my growth.
  • Because God loves me, He does not treat me as an object to be possessed and manipulated.
  • Because God loves me, He has no need to impress me with how great and powerful He is because He is God, nor does He belittle me as His child in order to show me how important He is.
  • Because God loves me, He is for me. He wants to see me mature and develop in His love.
  • Because God loves me, He does not send down His wrath on every little mistake I make, of which there are many.
  • Because God loves me, He does not keep score of all my sins and then beat me over the head with them whenever He gets the chance.
  • Because God loves me, He is deeply grieved when I do not walk in the ways that please Him because He sees this as evidence that I don't trust Him and love Him as I should.
  • Because God loves me, He rejoices when I experience His power and strength and stand up under the pressures of life for His Name's sake.
  • Because God loves me, He keeps on working patiently with me, even when I feel like giving up and can't see why He doesn't give up with me, too.
  • Because God loves me, He keeps on trusting me when at times I don't even trust myself.
  • Because God loves me, He never says there is no hope for me; rather, He patiently works with me, loves me and disciplines me in such a way that it is hard for me to is hard for me to understand the depth of His concern for me.
  • Because God loves me, He never forsakes me, even though many of my friends might.
  • Because God loves me, He stands with me when I have reached the rock bottom of despair, when I see the real me and compare that with His righteousness, holiness, beauty, and love. It is at a moment like this that I can really believe that God loves me.

Yes, the greatest of all gifts is God's perfect love!

 

 

~By Dick Dickinson, Inter Community Counseling Center, Long Beach, CA

 

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"Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness."  2 Peter 3:13


GRANDMOTHER'S SCRAPBOOK

Photo of Lois Rebecca Brice (1880-1918)

"Inspired by great-grandmother's scrapbook, compiled before 1918."

 

HYMN TO CHRIST

1

O Christ! My heart I lift,

Burning to Thee:

Thou art the Life and Light,

Thou the Truth and Way.

2

Thy Life the love of God-

Love, that in the sky

Lights up the starry halls,

As a temple high.

3

Ever within the world,

For the human weal,

Unseen, but in the heart

Making it to feel.

4

Teaching the dead to live

In a life of love,

Leading as Spirit's walk

In the worlds above.

5

O Christ! the life is high

Taught to us by Thee-

Angels and God alone,

Know its majesty.

6

All light, and burning love-

Love, so great, Divine;

Thy Life and God's life-

May it, Lord, be mine.

7

Leading as Thou hast trod,

To the realms above-

Teach me, O Lord, to live

All a life of love.

 

 

 

 

Holeman, F. R.  "Hymn to Christ."  Christian Poems.  Claremont, NH:  1865. 

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 "Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless."  2 Peter 3:14


 

  HOME SCHOOL TIPS


A HOME LIBRARY

Developing a home library is simply a must for successful homeschooling.  Early in our homeschool journey, it seemed to me the crux of learning is based on reading skills. Therefore developing excellent reading skills in my children became my number one priority.  I believe it is essential that children read well and with understanding.  I have seen too many children who read words, but ignore punctuation, and miss concepts.  If one can read, one can learn and continue learning.   

The home library idea was something that just happened.  My oldest child developed a love for reading early on.  I couldn’t keep him in books!  I love reading too, and know just how it feels when the books run out.  So when we went out garage sale-ing, I looked for acceptable books for our home.   

All books are not equal.  I discovered that questionable topics such as homosexuality are mentioned in toddler books!  I did not want my children learning the world's view, but a Biblical world view.  Screening books became the norm. I believe screening has become a necessity if we want our children to remain unpolluted with the world's ideology.

Censorship practices were firmly in place prior to 1965.  So I started looking for books with earlier copyrights.  At least there was a better chance the reading material would pass our standard for acceptance.   

Standard of Acceptance

*No Profanity

*No Vulgarity

*No Witchcraft

*No Occult topics

*No Humanism

*No Alternative Lifestyles

*No Immorality

 

 

My best resource turned out to be our local library.  One day while stopping in to check out books for the first time, I noticed a bookcase on the stairs with books for sale.  Of course I couldn’t resist!  Most were pre-1965 children’s books.  They were only $.25-.50!  Who could pass up that bargain?  I found biographies and children’s classic favorites; filling a couple of grocery bags to overflowing.   

Where had they come from?  The librarian explained the books had been donated by the school system.  I was shocked, wondering why they didn’t want them.  Apparently, the kids didn’t want to read them, preferring lighter i.e. easier reading with popular themes with fewer pages.  At that moment, I was glad to be homeschooling! 

Over the years, we found many book resources for our homeschool at local libraries, garage sales, and thrift stores.  We collected all the old favorites, some rarities no longer in print, and non-fiction books on a variety of topics.  These were used as supplements throughout our homeschooling years. 

Yes, books take up space.  Believe me, I know!  They collect dust, and smell moldy sometimes.  Extra care and cleaning is needed to maintain their quality.  Having been a volunteer at our church library years ago, I had learned how to mend pages, spines, etc.  There are lots of resources available at the Library Store (http://www.thelibrarystore.com/) to make the task easier. 

Being well-read broadens one’s perspective of the world.  When we understand others, we learn they are much like us.  Reading develops vocabulary, teaches concepts, and enhances writing skills.  Reading allows each of us the privilege of learning what God has to say in the Bible.  Reading enables us to learn truth, for otherwise we would be dependent on what others tell us.  Reading keeps us free! 

Later, we passed on many of our books to another homeschooling family.  There were some I couldn’t bear to part with, so they are reserved for our next homeschool generation.   

I encourage you to make certain your homeschool students learn to read well.  Take all the time you need to hone those skills of phonics, punctuation, and spelling.  It’s worth it! 

 

 

 *******MARCH HOMESCHOOL TIPS******* 

Check out Google Books online for old books no longer in print.  Many are free and can be downloaded in pdf format for easier reading.  You can click on the link "browse books and magazines" or plug in a search word.  Advanced searches enable you to select a date, ensuring access to public domain literature.

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"YE therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness." 2 Peter 3:17


THOUGHT PROVOKERS


Excerpt from: "The Temptation of Christ" from "The Christian Week" January 21, 1880 (p.266)

 

The devil ever seeks to take man at a disadvantage.  He comes as the suggester of doubts, as to Eve, “Yea, hath God said?”  He tempts to the use of wrong means to attain right ends.  He is a persevering, dauntless enemy, and moreover skilful in his tactics, twisting even God’s Word to suit his purposes.  Nothing conquers him like the Word of God, because he hears it, not as we too often do, only as a well-known text, but as the voice of the living God, who has power over him.  

The first temptation, is to impatience.  The second is to put faith in God’s upholding care, when purposely, and needlessly courting danger.  The third is to give up the worship of God for that of the devil for the sake of the world’s pleasures and possessions, which he promises to give in rich abundance. 

Let us learn from Jesus how to overcome the tempter.  The three sword thrusts which drove him off, were all from Deuteronomy.  This is noteworthy in these days of adverse criticism.  “The sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God.”  Let us store our minds with God’s truth, that in our day of battle we may, by the Spirit’s help, draw the right weapon from our armoury, and be “more than conquerors.”  And in Jesus Christ have we not One who feels for us the truest love, and the deepest sympathy, and “in that He himself hath suffered being tempted, He is able to succour them that are tempted.”  -N.B.

 

 

  

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"Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, making a difference:  and others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh." Jude 21-23


Ray Comfort's video, 180...

 

 

Years ago I served as a volunteer at a crisis pregnancy center.  I personally counseled women who were trying to determine if they were pregnant.  Some, when asked how they would respond to an unwanted pregnancy indicated their choice would be abortion.  It was my task to give them the facts about the dangers of abortion, but primarily my job was to provide information about the resources available for both mother and baby.  I believe this video is life changing and will make a difference in how abortion is perceived because it exposes abortion for what it is.  There is always a solution apart from abortion.

 

*Please note that this video is copyright protected.  However, it is available as a free download from Ray Comfort's website:  http://www.livingwaters.com/index.php?option=com_jdownloads&Itemid=237&view=view.download&catid=7&cid=41&lang=en  or on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y2KsU_dhwI .  For more information and additional resources, and the html code to embed this video on your website, please visit http://www.heartchanger.com .

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"For even hereunto were ye called:  because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps"  1 Peter 2:21


 

 

RECIPE CORNER


"And having food and raiment let us be therewith content." I Timothy 6:6   

 

 

Enjoy wonderful desserts for your special gathering!

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"Hear, and understand:  Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man."  Matthew 15:10-11

 

 

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Coconut Creme Cake

1 box white cake mix

1 can condensed milk

1can cream of coconut

1 bag coconut flakes

1 container whipped topping

Prepare cake mix according to directions.  Before mixing, add 1/2 bag of coconut flakes.  Pour batter into a 9x13 cake pan.  Bake according to package directions.

Poke holes in top of warm cake about half an inch apart. 

Mix the cream of coconut and condensed milk together.  Pour evenly over the top of the cake.  Allow cake to cool.

Mix together container of whipped topping and remaining 1/2 bag of coconut flakes.  Top cake with whipped topping mixture, spreading evening over the top.  Chill for several hours or overnight before serving.

 

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

3/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped

1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3/4 cup sugar

Combine walnuts, cinnamon, and sugar.  Spray a 10 inch tube pan with cooking spray or grease and flour pan.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Next...

3/4 cup butter

3 cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoon double acting baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoon soda

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

3 eggs

1 1/2 cup sour cream

1 1/4 cups sugar

 

Using medium speed, cream butter and sugar until fluffy.  Sift flour, baking powder, and soda together.  Add eggs and vanilla to butter mixture. Add flour mixture to butter mixture.  Add sour cream.  Beat at low speed until well blended.  Increase to medium speed and beat for 3 minutes.  Pour half of batter into pan.  Spring with half of the nut mixture.  Spread remaining batter over the top.  Sprinkle remaining nut mixture over the top.  Bake for 60-65 minutes.  Cool completely before serving.

 

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Texas Delight Dessert

1 cup flour

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup pecans, chopped

Mix flour, butter, and pecans together.  Spray 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.  Pour flour and nut mixture into baking dish.  Pat down to form the first layer.  Bake 15 minutes in 350 degree oven.  Cool.

Next...

1 (8 oz pkg.) cream cheese

1 large container of whipped topping

1 cup powdered sugar

Mix cream cheese, topping, and sugar together until smooth.  Spread over crust in baking dish.

Next...

2 small pkgs. instant pudding mix (use your favorite flavor)

Prepare pudding according to package directions.  Spread evenly over the cream cheese layer. 

Next...

1 container of whipped topping

Finish by spreading more whipped topping over the pudding layer.  Sprinkle with chopped pecans.

 

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"And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, praising God, and having favour with all the people.  And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved."  Acts 2:46-47

TIP OF THE MONTH - Tips to avoid clutter

If you have something in your hand, don't put it down, put it in its home.  This avoids piles of stuff that must be collected and put away. 

Sort mail and throw away the junk when you bring it from the mailbox.  It only takes a minute. 

Place dirty dishes in the dishwasher, rather than dump them in the sink.  If you don't have a dishwasher, then place dirty dishes in the sink after scraping and rinsing.  Placing a plastic tub into the sink provides a place for dishes to soak, while freeing the sink. 

 

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