Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Lord's Day

A Sabbath well spent brings a week of content, and health for the toils of tomorrow,
but a Sabbath profaned whate’er may be gained is a certain forerunner of sorrow.

-Sir Matthew Hale

Make the Lord’s Day the market for thy soul.
-John Bunyan

There is nothing in which I would recommend you to be more strictly resolute than in keeping the Sabbath holy. I can truly declare that to me the institution of the Sabbath has been invaluable.
-William Wilberforce

Just read this interesting short article, which basically goes along with what I believe concerning the Sabbath, though I'm still learning and thinking about it. I don't know that the verse in Hebrews applies the way they said (if you think so, explain it to me, please!), but otherwise it's pretty good and inspiring.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

'Open rebuke is better
Than love carefully concealed.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend,
But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
A satisfied soul loathes the honeycomb,
But to a hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.'
-Proverbs 27:5-7

As hard as criticism can be, sometimes it is necessary, loving, and helpful. Have I finally learned this? Thanks to God, I have experienced some of it this last week, though I'm sure I won't always take rebuke well or listen to sound advice (neither did I take this well in every respect). It is both hard to give and receive reproof.

If you look up the word "rebuke" on someplace like, you will find many references in relation to the wisdom of taking advice, especially in the Proverbs.

I hope I continue to listen, learn, and put into practice what I have heard and learned this week and always! God has been so good to put these people in my life, and to open my eyes to things I had not seen before in His law!

Friday, October 9, 2009


Well, I've gotten off my little schedule idea, but that's okay. Maybe I'll get back into it, maybe not.

I've read a few good quotes in The Treasury of David book, lately.

Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my rock; be not silent to me, lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. - Psalm 28:1

(I'm shortening this section. I'd recommend the whole section, if you have the book.)
'Verse 1.--"Unto thee do I cry." Dear reader, in the time of your trouble, do not roam; do not send out your sighs into vacancy; do not let your thoughts wander, as though they were looking for some one on whom to fix; for some one to whom you could tell the story of your heart's need and desolation. Fix your heart as the Psalmist did, and say, 'Unto thee will I cry." . . . Oh! how happy is that man, who feels and knows that when trouble comes, he cannot be bewildered and confused by the stroke, no matter how heavy it may be. Sorrow-stricken he will be, but he has his resource, and he knows it, and will avail himself of it. His is no vague theory of the general sympathy of God for man; his is a knowledge of God, as a personal and feeling God; he says with the Psalmist, "Unto thee will I cry." - Phillip Bennett Power.

'Verse 1.--"My rock. One day a female friend called on the Rev. William Evans, a pious minister in England, and asked how he felt himself. "I am weakness itself," he replied; "but I am on the Rock. I do not experience those transports which some have expressed in the view of death; but my dependence is on the mercy of God in Christ. Here my religion began, and here it must end."'

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Feelin' Feminine Challenge - Days 2-6

I guess I missed a day, but here are the ones I took pictures of. I wasn't very creative with hair-styles; just rotated through two or three that I usually do.

Day 2 (blue top from T.J. Maxx, skirt thrifted, shoes from Target):

Day 3 (skirt thrifted, blue top and layering shell ??, shoes given to me, but they're "Earth Shoes"):
Day 4 (at a museum, not the best pic, I know--skirt thrifted, shoes same as day before, lavender top, which has puffed sleeves and a belt from Bealls Outlet or J.C. Penny?, and jacket from Target?):
Day 5 (My mom, sister, and I all dressed in similar outfits for church--without even meaning to! My outfit is from Ross, I believe, and Annie's purple blouse is from T.J. Maxx, her black skirt is from Cato and shoes from Khol's):
Day 6 (dress bought from an online friend, shoes Target, and headband ??--I wore a blue outfit that evening, but didn't get a good picture of it):

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sale at Vision Forum

Looking for an inspiring gift for someone, or something for yourself? There are lots of good books, CDs, and such here which are on clearance from now through tomorrow!

Feelin' Feminine Challenge - Day 1

If you want to take part, click HERE to read more about it, and both HERE and HERE to link to your blog.

Here's my outfit for the day. I'm not very good at hair-styles, and I usually leave mine down or in a pony-tail, but I'll try to do better in the next few days.
I almost always wear skirts, so that part won't be hard for me, but I wanted to join in and encourage others to participate. Wearing skirts and feminine clothing has been enjoyable for me throughout my life, and perhaps has made me feel more like a lady, too.