Monday, August 27, 2007

Spiritual Environment

A rising tide will lift all the ships in the harbor.
-quoted by pastor Larry Lichtenwalter

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Scripture memorization

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD.
Amos 8:11

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

Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
John 5:39

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Psalm 119:105

And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. and thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
Deuteronomy 6:6-8

We might close the door to many temptations, if we would commit to memory passages of Scripture.
EGW

...man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
Deuteronomy 8:3

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee
Psalm 119:11


Memorizing scripture will put your spiritual life on steroids and help you to resist temptation. I started with a bible study group two years ago at Andrews and it has provided a bridge from my devotional time into the rest of the day where you can, as you work on memorizing a text, continually contemplate its meaning and life application. This summer I fell behind on my memorizing... or more accurately stopped completely. But now, as I head back to school I am determined each week to memorize at least two new texts as well as reviewing and sharpening the ones I had previously... and I am asking you to join me.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Friends

Cherokee Horse staff 2013... in the meantime they are excellent assistants
My fellow day-offer


Theere are certain people who can't leave a fellow alone when he wants to eat his food and look at the beautiful view over the lake... instead they bring good company and pleasant conversation to what was already an enjoyable meal.