Monday, August 31, 2009

One of the 10 Thousand...

Here is a young man who has memorized the 10 commandments in their proper order, as they are given in Exodus 20. Pastor Bacon mentioned yesterday that not one American in a thousand understands the right use of the commandments and not one in ten thousand can name the ten commandments in order. Here is one in ten thousand! A future mighty man of Israel and a giant killer!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

He died of a broken heart

Robert Schindler, R.I.P. [Wesley J. Smith]

Terri Schiavo’s father, Robert Schindler, died last night of apparent heart failure at the age of 72. His health was broken by the ordeal of trying to save his daughter’s life and he never fully recovered from the horror of watching her dehydrate to death. The family is grieving. Any condolences can be sent to: Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation, 5562 Central Avenue ~ Suite 2 – St. Petersburg, FL – 33707

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Currently Listening To....


The Global Influence of John Calvin — Dr. Joseph Morecraft III
From
History of the World A.D.

"...People don't normally link Calvin and Evangelism. He established the first school of evangelism in Europe and sent evangelists and missionaries all over the world, all over Europe that is, and as far away as Brazil South America in the mid 1500's. Many of the academy's graduates were sent to France which was a dangerous mission because to be a reformed minister in Roman Catholic France, was to risk your life"

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Beauty of Motherhood

Some of you might remember Cameron from The Widow's Might well....
The Heidrick family is now a family of three!
Caden Michael Heidrick at nearly 3 days old.
Congratulations!

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Motherhood in America

Only a woman can carry in her body an eternal being which bears the very image of God. Only she is the recipient of the miracle of life. Only a woman can conceive and nurture this life using her own flesh and blood, and then deliver a living soul into the world. God has bestowed upon her alone a genuine miracle — the creation of life, and the fusing of an eternal soul with mortal flesh. This fact alone establishes the glory of motherhood.

Despite the most creative plans of humanist scientists and lawmakers to redefine the sexes, no man will ever conceive and give birth to a child. The fruitful womb is a holy gift given by God to women alone. This is one reason why the office of wife and mother is the highest calling to which a woman can aspire.

This is the reason why nations that fear the Lord esteem and protect mothers. They glory in the distinctions between men and women, and attempt to build cultures in which motherhood is honored and protected... read the rest here.

He gave Andrea the big snuggle.


The War on Motherhood

America’s glory was her women. de Tocqueville believed this when he wrote:

As for myself, I do not hesitate to avow that although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is in some respects one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked, now that I am drawing to the close of this work, in which I have spoken of so many important things done by the Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply: To the superiority of their women.

But this birthright would be exchanged during the last century for a mess of pottage. Perhaps the greatest legacy of the 20th century has been the war on motherhood and biblical patriarchy. Feminists, Marxists, and liberal theologians have made it their aim to target the institution of the family and divest it from its biblical structure and priorities. The results are androgyny, a radical decline in birthrate, abortion, fatherless families, and social confusion.

Incredibly, the biggest story of the 20th century never made headline news [i]. Somehow we missed it. It was the mass exodus of women from the home, and the consequent decline of motherhood. For the first time in recorded history of the West, more mothers left their homes than stayed in them. By leaving the home, the experience and reality of childhood, family life and femininity were fundamentally redefined, and the results have been so bad that if this one trend is not reversed, our grandchildren may live in a world where the both the true culture of Christian family life and the historic definition of marriage are the stuff of fairy tales...read the rest here.


Daddy's hand

Heavenly.

How America’s Conscience Was Seared Toward Motherhood

But motherhood is not easily defeated. It was here from the beginning and it has always carried the Church and civilization forward. Motherhood not only perpetuates civilization, it defines it.

At first Jamestown was a bachelor society struggling for survival. But she became a civilization when the women arrived. Plymouth, on the other hand, began as a civilization-families of faith committed to fruitfulness and multiplication for the glory of God, an impossibility without motherhood.

Motherhood is not easily defeated because God has placed reminders of its importance in the very bodies of the women He created. To defeat motherhood, the enemies of the biblical family must do more than make it a social inconvenience, they must teach women to despise themselves by viewing their own wombs as the enemy of self-fulfillment. This means minimizing the glorious gift of life which is only given to womankind. It means redefining what it means to be a woman... read the rest here.



Recommended Resources:
Beauty of Motherhood Collection
The Blessed Motherhood Collection
Practical Motherhood Collection

Monday, August 17, 2009

Rise to the dignity of your true position

"All things are possible to him that believeth." -Mark 9:23

Many professed Christians are always doubting and fearing, and they forlornly think that this is the necessary state of believers. This is a mistake, for "all things are possible to him that believeth"; and it is possible for us to mount into a state in which a doubt or a fear shall be but as a bird of passage flitting across the soul, but never lingering there. When you read of the high and sweet communions enjoyed by favoured saints, you sigh and murmur in the chamber of your heart, "Alas! these are not for me." O climber, if thou hast but faith, thou shalt yet stand upon the sunny pinnacle of the temple, for "all things are possible to him that believeth

You hear of exploits which holy men have done for Jesus; what they have enjoyed of Him; how much they have been like Him; how they have been able to endure great persecutions for His sake; and you say, "Ah! as for me, I am but a worm; I can never attain to this." But there is nothing which one saint was, that you may not be. There is no elevation of grace, no attainment of spirituality, no clearness of assurance, no post of duty, which is not open to you if you have but the power to believe.

Lay aside your sackcloth and ashes, and rise to the dignity of your true position; you are little in Israel because you will be so, not because there is any necessity for it. It is not meet that thou grovel in the dust, O child of a King. Ascend! The golden throne of assurance is waiting for you! The crown of communion with Jesus is ready to bedeck your brow. Wrap yourself in scarlet and fine linen, and fare sumptuously every day; for if thou, thou mayst eat the fat of kidneys of wheat; thy land shall flow with milk and honey, and thy soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness. Gather golden sheaves of grace, for they await thee in the fields of faith. "All things are possible to him that believeth."

~Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Wedding Bells Will Be Ringing!


Hooray! Another marriage to celebrate!
Our dear friend Rebecca is engaged! What a blessed man he is! :)
Congratulations Steven & Rebecca!

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price [is] far above rubies. Proverbs 31:10

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Get that boy a fiddle!

The Wintons -leaving NH - Rogers Family, Alaska from Todd Rogers on Vimeo.



Duke, fascinated with the things of manhood, whether it's how to ride hard, shoot straight or speak the truth, pursues it wholeheartedly and with a sense of gravitas uncommon in youngsters. He's just expanded his horizons, portraying the leader in wholesome family entertainment, it's amazing what can be done rubbing two sticks together!!! What a joy to see siblings delighting in each other!

Thank you to the Rogers! It was a real pleasure to watch your submission. Someone get that boy a fiddle!

You are the winners of the Grand prize!

And the Winner is....

The winner of the give-away of "This World is not my Home" is.......

randomly generated by RANDOM.org and....

number 29 on the compiled list of all the entries........

Their name starts with an S.....

And, ends with an arah Discher...........

and she blogs at...........

The Sunny South, Eh?

Congratulations!

Thank you to everyone for your participation and comments regarding the CD!

(The video Contest winner TBA later this evening!)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Do I hear a drumroll?


Today is the last day to enter for the Winton CD give-away! Add this to the sidebar with a link for five entries into the give-away.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Full Service Brainwash Makes Your Brain Sparkly Clean


I have begun writing a memoir about taking dominion of my own brain. Sounds strange, I know, but having been a product of the public school system and other leftist agendas, that play upon and feed a sin nature, righting the wrongs, dispelling the myths and half truths, establishing a standard and developing a biblically sound worldview became critical mission 14 years ago.

It's a never ending work and I love it. I was strongly encouraged to embrace change or the maturing and growing process which certainly calls for much repentance. In the beginning it was a struggle, but now it is a way of life. Had I not clung to the scriptures, working out my own salvation nor had the encouragement, mentorship and instruction in those early days I am sure I would have been lost in a sea which I call "christian" non-sense. It's a shallow yet wide reaching pool of lawless, emotional, pragmatically driven agendas that perpetuate adolescent thinking and/or the non-thinking state of mind of today's public school student, making if more difficult on them I am sure, once they become "religiously" driven. I find it a shame when I see young ladies floundering because they have masked their sin and my heart goes out to those struggling to right their spiritually tumultuous worlds.

Should this memoir see the light of day I hope it will be helpful. But until then I highly recommend starting with the Word with your Concordance and dictionary close by. Do your due diligence. It's an investment not only in you, but in your family, your church community and eventually reaching out to the lost.

Recommended Resource:
How To Think Like A Christian

Saturday, August 01, 2009

New Sidebar Graphic for Contest!


Use this sidebar graphic, hyperlink it to the Winton's online store and let me know you did and receive 5 entries into the give-away contest!