Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Danger of Drifting

This week my hubby had a chance to preach at our church.  While he's been a pastor for a number of years, he's not had the opportunity to preach the sermon too often since we have quite a number of pastors and hubby is usually either leading worship or doing sound.  But this week he was up.  And boy was he good, if I do say so myself.  His parents came and his mother was speechless - "That was my son???"  LOL  The message is just 30 minutes long but filled with glorious truth.  Please listen if you have the chance!  I promise you'll be blessed.

Danger of Drifting

Two contrasts in theology

In reading my blogs and boards today, I came upon two very different theologies.  One was encouraging, instructive and worthy of reading, studying and praising.  The other?  It saddens my heart so much that someone who can claim to be a "reverend" can be so heretical. Judge for yourself:

Friday, April 23, 2010

My son's baptism

I never did get to post about this! My son was baptized a couple of months ago and it just warms my heart to know that my child walks with the Lord. Here is his testimony that was read just before he was baptized:

Name: Robert
Age: 9

How I came to faith in Christ:

A few years ago we saw the movie “Narnia.” After we got home I asked my Dad “Why did Aslan have to die?” He explained why, and then told me how Jesus died on the Cross for our sins. I asked Jesus to forgive my sins and come into my life. Since then I understand more about God through Promise Land [our Sunday School program] and Bible Memory Verses.

Why I am being baptized:

Jesus told us to be baptized because it shows everybody that I’m a follower of Jesus. I want to do what Jesus tells me to do in the Bible.

Here are some photos (edited to add that this is my husband who's baptizing him):

Thursday, April 15, 2010

American College of Pediatrics speak out on teen homosexuality and schools.

I found this amazing:

A news release from the American College of Pediatrics:

The American College of Pediatricians cautions educators about the management of students experiencing same-sex attraction or exhibiting symptoms of gender confusion. These concerns are outlined in a letter and fact sheet sent by College president Thomas Benton, MD, to all 14, 800 school district superintendents in the U.S. Dr. Benton also alerts them to a new Web resource,, which was created by a coalition of health professionals to provide factual information to educators, parents, and students about sexual development.

“As pediatricians, our primary interest is in the health and well-being of children and youth,” Dr. Den Trumbull, Vice President of the College explains. “We are increasingly concerned that in too many instances, misinformation or incorrect assumptions are guiding well-intentioned educators to adopt policies that are actually harmful to those youth dealing with sexual confusion.”

The College reminds school superintendents that it is not uncommon for adolescents to experience transient confusion about their sexual orientation and that most students will ultimately adopt a heterosexual orientation if not otherwise encouraged. For this reason, schools should not seek to develop policy which “affirms” or encourages these non-heterosexual attractions among students who may merely be experimenting or experiencing temporary sexual confusion. Such premature labeling can lead some adolescents to engage in homosexual behaviors that carry serious physical and mental health risks.

There is no scientific evidence that anyone is born gay or transgendered. Therefore, the College further advises that schools should not teach or imply to students that homosexual attraction is innate, always life-long and unchangeable. Research has shown that therapy to restore heterosexual attraction can be effective for many people.

Optimal health and respect for all students can only be achieved within a school by first respecting the rights of students and parents to accurate information and to self-determination. It is the school’s legitimate role to provide a safe environment for respectful self-expression for all students. It is not the school’s role to diagnose or attempt to treat any student’s medical condition, and certainly not the school’s role to “affirm” a student’s perceived personal sexual orientation.

From a letter to all superintendents of schools in the US:

In light of these facts, it is clear that when well-intentioned but misinformed school personnel encourage students to “come
out as gay” and be “affirmed,” 8 there is a serious risk of erroneously labeling students (who may merely be experiencing
transient sexual confusion and/or engaging in sexual experimentation). Premature labeling may then lead some
adolescents into harmful homosexual behaviors that they otherwise would not pursue.

Finally, you can see a Fact Sheet about this subject.

What amazing information to fight the "Homosexuality is normal and genetic and we need to affirm those who feel attracted to their own gender." Praise God!

Cardboard Testimonies

Our church had our annual dinner/business meeting and at the end, we had something called Cardboard Testimonies. What an incredible thing. Knowing these families and individuals and their stories - I cried as the first couple walked out on stage. SIGH

So to share this with you, you can watch it here:

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Life .... continued

So how is everyone doing? It's been just a regular old week for us with schooling, "stuff", church, etc. Today (Sunday) I missed church to take my second daughter to the college that she's going to be attending in September for their "Accepted Students Day" and we had a great time. We got some good contacts, some great advice and a lot of pens! LOL Now we're just vegging for a bit before running to the grocery store to get some food and get home before hubby gets home.

It's officially the beginning of the boating season. Set Free, our sailboat, got wet on Monday after being out of the water all winter and hubby is sailing it home as I type this. It was in the next harbor and what a beautiful day to sail home! We put the sails up yesterday so of course he's not using the engine right now since there's a nice light breeze and he's absolutely enjoying himself, I'm sure. Now every spare moment will consist of him saying "Wanna go to the boat??" LOL

One new thing for me is that I was diagnosed with frozen shoulder and started PT last week. The first visit was nice and I felt so much better afterwards. The second visit on Friday?? OUCH!! LOL But no pain, no gain, right? We're working on range of motion so that I don't get to the "frozen" stage. Ick! Don't want that!!

Other than that, not much is going on other than life. Just life. Doing all the normal things I do day in and day out. It's a wonderful life but certainly not too exciting to blog on, you know?? I don't want to bore you poor people!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Worthy is the Lamb

This video was taken on Good Friday at our church.  It was the end of the service and was a beautiful dance that the young women did.  If you see the background on the screen change, that's me!! :)