Death to Truth!

A good word from my friend Ben!

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Old English Church On A Sunny Day By Benjamin Nelson

For a few years now, one of the things the Lord has been teaching me is how serious He is about reconciliation and unity.

Splitters

From the start this idea comes hard to a born and bread protestant. I mean, after all, protest-ant – one who protests – that’s what I am.

We protest-ants are famous for unity – especially if you agree with us. But hey, if you sprinkle instead of immerse – that is beyond the pale of orthodoxy.

People recognize our sense of community – unless you raise your hands when you worship.

We have a certain renown when it comes to body life – until you start spouting your old-earth propaganda.

We take great pride in our loyalty – though I hope you don’t start talking about predestination.

There is no one quite as long suffering as we are – unless you believe…

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Lost And Found

This post was created in response to Rochelle’s post: FRIDAY FICTIONEERS.

Each week she sends out a writing prompt in the form  of a picture and her contributors must come up with a 100 word story.

You can read my story “Lost And Found” below.

The stories of Rochelle’s other contributing writers can be found at her blog

http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/28-march-2014/

Copyright-John Nixon

      Merrit wound his way through the tangled forest praying with every step that he would find the lost sheep. Father had promised Merrit could keep the profits from the  wool if he could be responsible for the newborn. Of course Merrit had lost the lamb and with it his father’s respect.

The boy wiped a tear from the corner of  his eye.

“Unmanly” he cursed.

A wail pierced the  dale. Alarmed Merrit ducked under a snarl of vine-trees and  moved into the clearing. There nestled in the soft down of the missing lamb was a babe.

Anger In Not Knowing: Ese’s Shoot & Quote Challenge- Mysterious

This post was created for Ese’s Shoot & Quote Photo Challenge: MYSTERIOUS

You can find other mysterious things here:

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/ese-s-weekly-shootquote-challenge-mysterious/

God endorses the confusion and even outrage that we feel when mysterious things happen. Philip Yancey More Philip Yancey

God endorses the confusion and even outrage that we feel when mysterious things happen.
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God is OK with our questions even the heated ones. We have to become OK with waiting for His answers.- JE

Pastor Wrinkles: House On Fire Pt. 45

The Word of God is a bridge that connects Earth with Heaven and Heaven with Earth.- Joseph Elon Lillie

The Word of God is a bridge that connects Earth with Heaven and Heaven with Earth.- Joseph Elon Lillie

We are coming into the home stretch of the Book Of Acts! We have now covered far more territory than we have to go and I hope you have been learning a whole bunch about the early church, the church of today and how you fit into it.

Today we continue our discussion through the Book of Acts chapter 20. If you want to go back and review any of the lessons you may have missed feel free to check them out here:

http://wp.me/P39vIx-Gh

Now on to today’s discussion: Acts 20:1-12

When the uproar was over, Paul sent for the believers and encouraged them. Then he said good-bye and left for Macedonia. While there, he encouraged the believers in all the towns he passed through. Then he traveled down to Greece, where he stayed for three months. He was preparing to sail back to Syria when he discovered a plot by some Jews against his life, so he decided to return through Macedonia.

Several men were traveling with him. They were Sopater son of Pyrrhus from Berea; Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica; Gaius from Derbe; Timothy; and Tychicus and Trophimus from the province of Asia. They went on ahead and waited for us at Troas. After the Passover ended, we boarded a ship at Philippi in Macedonia and five days later joined them in Troas, where we stayed a week.

Paul’s Final Visit to Troas

On the first day of the week, we gathered with the local believers to share in the Lord’s Supper.Paul was preaching to them, and since he was leaving the next day, he kept talking until midnight. The upstairs room where we met was lighted with many flickering lamps. As Paul spoke on and on, a young man named Eutychus, sitting on the windowsill, became very drowsy. Finally, he fell sound asleep and dropped three stories to his death below. 10 Paul went down, bent over him, and took him into his arms. “Don’t worry,” he said, “he’s alive!” 11 Then they all went back upstairs, shared in the Lord’s Supper, and ate together. Paul continued talking to them until dawn, and then he left.12 Meanwhile, the young man was taken home unhurt, and everyone was greatly relieved.

So tell me why do you think God did this miracle?

In the Land Of Cee!

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Hidey-Ho fellow bloggers and readers! We have come once again to the land of Cee.  I come to the land of Cee (which is also known as Portland Oregon by those who don’t know better) once a week to mine for great questions with which I can build strong blogs. This week I found five.

Cee asks:

What is your most favorite smell/scent?

My favorite smell is pine in the spring. I once took a trip to Texas and was gone from my home state of Massachusetts for nearly a month. When I drove back across the border from New York the first thing I smelled was the fresh pine scent of the Berkshires.

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How do you write: computer, longhand or other?

I used to write exclusively longhand but over the years computer has become my favorite mode of writing.

Your favorite blog post that you have written? (add link)

Oh boy I have to choose just one? I guess this one sticks out in my memory as my most recent favorite.

http://wp.me/p39vIx-Xt

What’s one of your favorite books from childhood?

Again! I have to choose just one? I guess I would say my favorite book was a child’s anthology and my favorite story in it was “The Giant Thunderbones”

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This is Giant
Thunder Bones.

II
This is the Dwarf with anxious looks
Who guarded the castle and kept the books
For Giant Thunder Bones.

III
This is the Gnome with beard so gray
Who digged for gems all night and day
To please the Dwarf with anxious looks
Who guarded the castle and kept the books
For Giant Thunder Bones.

IV
This is the Princess of Wandeltreg
Who, while playing a game of Mumblepeg,
Was caught by the Gnome with beard so gray
Who digged for gems all night and day
To please the Dwarf with anxious looks
Who guarded the castle and kept the books
For Giant Thunder Bones.

V
This is the Prince so brave and so grand
Who sailed over sea and rode over land
Till he found the Princess of Wandeltreg
Who, while playing a game of Mumblepeg,
Was caught by the Gnome with beard so gray
Who digged for gems all night and day
To please the Dwarf with anxious looks
Who guarded the castle and kept the books
For Giant Thunder Bones.

VI
This is the Goblin with fingers so frail
Who hopped with ease over mountain and dale
As he chased the Prince so brave and so grand
Who sailed over sea and rode over land
Till he found the Princess of Wandeltreg
Who, while playing a game of Mumblepeg,
Was caught by the Gnome with beard so gray
Who digged for gems all night and day
To please the Dwarf with anxious looks
Who guarded the castle and kept the books
For Giant Thunder Bones.

VII
This is the Witch with Broomstick and Cat
Who sputtered and snarled and shook her tall hat
When she missed the Goblin with fingers so frail
Who hopped with ease over mountain and dale
As he chased the Prince so brave and so grand
Who sailed over sea and rode over land
Till he found the Princess of Wandeltreg
Who, while playing a game of Mumblepeg,
Was caught by the Gnome with beard so gray
Who digged for gems all night and day
To please the Dwarf with anxious looks
Who guarded the castle and kept the books
For Giant Thunder Bones.

VIII
And last comes the Kobold who slept while ’twas light
And did all the housework in the dead of the night
To worry the Witch with Broomstick and Cat
Who sputtered and snarled and shook her tall hat
When she missed the Goblin with fingers so frail
Who hopped with ease over mountain and dale
As he chased the Prince so brave and so grand
Who sailed over sea and rode over land
Till he found the Princess of Wandeltreg
Who, while playing a game of Mumblepeg,
Was caught by the Gnome with beard so gray
Who digged for gems all night and day
To please the Dwarf with anxious looks
Who guarded the castle and kept the books
For Giant Thunder Bones.

Stella Doughty.

 

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am grateful for a wonderful group of people gathering with me on Thursday nights to pursue the knowledge of Jesus. I am looking forward to getting together with them this Thursday night for another session of “Turbo-Follow.”

Many other people travel to the land of Cee to mine their own questions and answers. You can find their discoveries by going to

http://ceenphotography.com/2014/03/24/share-your-world-2014-week-12/