July 10, 2010

Doug Phillips: A Hopeful Theology of Miscarriage

In Doug Phillips’ talk, “A Hopeful Theology of Miscarriage”, he encouraged his audience to rethink their vocabulary and perspective on the unborn: to minimize the use of such terms as “fetus” or “embryo” that tend to dehumanize our thoughts of children in the womb and use more personal terms such as “baby” and “child” instead.
Doug outlined three major views held by Christian on pre-born and infant death:
  1. All Children who Die Go to Heaven
  2. The Children of Believers go to Heaven
  3. All Children called of God go to Heaven, and Christians can have great Confidence in the Mercy and Goodness of God.
Siding with the third view, he gave three clues that point to the significant role that the unborn and young children play in God’s’ covenant of grace:
  1. The Kingdom of Heaven Belongs to Little Children (Luke 18:15-17)
  2. The Multitude of Children in Heaven (Revelation 7:9)
  3. At least some children are chosen and sanctified from the womb (I Samuel 1:8-2:21; Luke 1:15; Jeremiah 1:5; Psalm 22:9)
Though acknowledging the sadness and loss of miscarriage — with he and his wife Beall having lost two unborn children — Doug offered two key points of hope that the loss of a child in the womb can bring:
  1. The hope of discipling our families on the priorities, nobilities, and sacrifices of Motherhood.
  2. The hope that tragedy provides to model confidence in the sovereignty of God to your children and the world.
As he drew his message to a close, he posed this piercing question to mothers: “What if miscarriage was God’s mean of showing mercy and love on a human soul, and if He chose you to be the honored vehicle to usher that child into eternity?
“Miscarriage is for a moment; a soul is forever.”

July 9, 2010

Hubby's work

HALF of a new church worship area my Sparky is wiring up

I so could not do his job. I am terrified of electricity and heights. 
Look at that scissor lift fully extended and even at 6'9 Hubby had to reach way up to work.

The other HALF! This place it HUGE!!

July 8, 2010

been busy with projects. what do you think?

I have been in "fix it up" mode for a few days. We have rearranged the kitchen. Cleaned out and organized the playroom, mowed the rain soaked grass, cleaned and moved out furniture to "calm" the living room.

Bub showing Peanut how 4 yr olds hand mop

 Started some crafts





Yesterday I took 2 hours and a can of paint I had for 3 yrs and set to work.

It started as letting the kids paint a wall shelf 
ended in this...



I still need to finish decorate the cabinet, add base trim, trim out a door, replace the crown molding, 
maybe bead board the ceiling and repaint all the doors and casings.

I would love to add a little chandelier to replace the
$20 ceiling mounted light.


July 6, 2010

Bible in 90 days

I’ve joined a challenge where we all read the Bible in 90 days, yep THE WHOLE thing. 
If you would like to join click over to Mom’s Toolbox .

I am a day late in getting started so I am off to read!
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Words of Faith

"O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago." Isaiah 25:1

"Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?" -Matthew 6:27

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

"Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy." Psalm 126:5