We’re in Minneapolis until Monday…

Head over to Desiring God to read more
about this great conference.
See you next week!

Morning Coffee…

“What shall we say then?

Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means!
How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”

Romans 6:1-4

Morning Coffee…

Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.”

Romans 5:9-11

Glorious Is Thy Name

Baylus Benjamin McKinney
Singer, song-writer, teacher and music editor

We sang this hymn today in church and it is ringing around in my head right now (there’s usually not much else there, so… just kidding…)

Blessed Savior, we adore thee,
we thy love and grace proclaim.
Thou art mighty, thou art holy,
glorious is thy matchless name!

Glorious is thy name, O Lord!
Glorious is thy name, O Lord!
Glorious is thy name, O Lord!

Great Redeemer, Lord and Master,
Light of all eternal days,
let the saints of every nation
sing thy just and endless praise! … (Refrain)

From the throne of heaven’s glory
to the cross of sin and shame,
thou didst come to die a ransom,
guilty sinners to reclaim! … (Refrain)

Come, O come, immortal Savior,
come and take thy royal throne.
Come, and reign, and reign forever,
be the kingdom all thine own! … (Refrain)

Glorious is Thy Name

The Interpreter’s House

I listened to Pastor Azurdia read the following section of Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress (actually, it might’ve been an updated language version he read, I don’t know) in the first part of his fifth sermon of the Revelation series. It’s worth listening to him read it, along with the rest of the sermon…

“Then I saw in my dream that the Interpreter took Christian by the hand, and led him into a place where was a fire burning against a wall, and one standing by it, always casting much water upon it to quench it; yet did the fire burn higher and hotter.

Then said Christian, What means this?

The Interpreter answered, This fire is the work of grace that is wrought in the heart; he that casts water upon it to extinguish and put it out is the devil; but in that thou seest the fire, notwithstanding, burn higher and hotter, thou shalt also see the reason of that. So he had him about to the backside of the wall, where he saw a man with a vessel of oil in his hand, of the which he did also continually cast (but secretly) into the fire.

Then said Christian, What means this?

The Interpreter answered, This is Christ, who continually, with the oil of His grace, maintains the work already begun in the heart; by the means of which, notwithstanding what the devil can do, the souls of His people prove gracious still. And in that thou sawest that the man stood behind the wall to maintain the fire: this is to teach thee, that it is hard for the tempted to see how this work of grace is maintained in the soul.”

What we’ve been doing lately…

Here are some kiddo pictures and some of what we’ve been doing…

Ruth had a birthday!

Happy Birthday Ruth!

Ruth and Daniel had fun with Uncle Chris when he visited. He stayed a few days to share about his To Every Tribes Ministries work and the kiddos jumped on him every chance they got! I think he wished he got some more reading in – Welcome to my life (heehee). Anyway, they love their Uncle and pray for him while he’s in Texas and Mexico.

Then, it was time to move all of the wood that Al split (by hand with his mawl – so strong!) from the landing across the road to our yard to be stacked. Al brought home the bucketloader and Ruth and Daniel took turns riding in it. Before you get too worried, they rode in the cab of the loader, not the bucket. Here they are for the photo-op.
Here’s all the wood…

And finally, the wood got stacked and Daniel was a very diligent helper. Ruth on the other hand…not so much.