Purity: enter the narrow gate



Purity: free of that which spoils.
"Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me." Psalm 51:10

You have eternal value as God's creation. So valuable, in fact, that God sent Jesus to die for your sins.

But be warned, the world will try and devalue you by spoiling your purity.

Hope: Christ in you, the hope of glory!


I was feeling great sorrow and distress over the turmoil in our nation and world. It is obvious God has been pulling away as we have been pushing him out. The acts of terror, racial and police violence, and political uncertainty and division.

But, Christ is in me, the hope of glory! (Colossians 1:27)

In my Scripture reading and meditation today:

1. I prayed from the Psalms "I am weary from grief; strengthen me through Your word." (Psalm 119:28)

Virtue: Ordinary Virtues from "The Lord of the Rings" part 1



Virtue: Moral Goodness. Moral excellence; righteousness.

"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good."
Romans 12:9

Simplicity

Think of Frodo and the simple contentment of the Hobbits. (1)

Contentment: choosing, in faith, satisfaction with one's situation (2)

Missions: The Answer to the Worlds Problems: Jesus! We are all Missionaries!



With all the troubles in the world this year of our Lord 2016, we need to remember that the only answer is Jesus!

"And Jesus said to them, 'The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest." Luke 10:1-20

Pray that more "workers," Jesus' followers, will take up the great commission and share the hope of the good news of Jesus with a hurting world!

Favoritism: All Equal Under God. All Lives Matter. James 2:1-13



"My brothers, show no partiality [favoritism] as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory." James 2:1

Rich or poor, clean or dirty, black, white, or brown skinned, God created us all in His image!

Ephesios 2:10



Ephesios 2:10
"ipsius enim sumus factura creati in Christo Iesu in operibus bonis quae praeparavit Deus ut in illis ambulemus"

ipsius | enim | sumus | factura
his | for | we are | workmanship

creati | in | Christo | Iesu
created | in | Christ | Jesus

in | operibus | bonis | quae | praeparavit | Deus
in | works | good | which | prepared | God

ut | in | illis | ambulemus
should | in | them | walk

Latin: Translation Links

Subsidiarity: Local Government

Science: what kind? Observational, Historical, or Theoretical?



Often those that try to deny God will claim that science and faith have no place together...

However! They often aren't actually speaking of science, as in observational, scientific method type science.

They make their claims using historical or theoretical "science."

For example:

We have the law of gravity. Why, because it can be observed, tested and verified.

Education: We love Light House Academy!



We love our school. Luke is going into 5th grade and he's been attending since Kindergarten. Emily is going into 3rd grade.

If you want a safe, Christ centered, Family involved K-8 school for your children, please check out Light House Academy!

LHA - Light House Academy - safe, Christ centered, Family involved K-8 Christian school in Peoria Illinois - lhaeducation.com

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