Monthly Archives: June 2007

Which Book is This from? Win a Car!

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No Cheating, take a guess…. 

4 For every living soul belongs to me, the father as well as the son—both alike belong to me.

The soul who sins is the one who will die.

    5 “Suppose there is a righteous man
       who does what is just and right.

    6 He does not eat at the mountain shrines
       or look to the idols of the house of Israel.
       He does not defile his neighbor’s wife
       or lie with a woman during her period.

    7 He does not oppress anyone,
       but returns what he took in pledge for a loan.
       He does not commit robbery
       but gives his food to the hungry
       and provides clothing for the naked.

    8 He does not lend at usury
       or take excessive interest. 
       He withholds his hand from doing wrong
       and judges fairly between man and man.

    9 He follows my decrees
       and faithfully keeps my laws.
       That man is righteous;
       he will surely live,
       declares the Sovereign LORD.

Oh yeah, and you don’t really win a car, what do you think this is, church?  🙂

Blessings, Kristina

TH: Whorechurch for the link 😉

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Oh, This Oughta Be Good!

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Im working on a part 2 to the Musings on Giving post,  my aunt is recovering from her surgery, still waiting to hear if we, as a family, have the breast cancer gene, I might get tested. God has given us a beautiful day, laying in the sun is on my schedule as is working out and cleaning toilets. Ahh, the sweet life…..enjoy!

 

 

 

Here’s how to handle a crush on your pastor.

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And Check this out! This is crazy…….or is it?

Jerusalem Syndrome…….

oo, oh, click here!

This Video Really Effected Me

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Saw this on Rindys Site, it made me cry, so I thought I would share it:  

I fail so many times as a parent, I see my 14 year old do the same things I do and I shudder. I see him do or say things that were ‘cute’ when he was 2, but now are just outright rude and disrespectful. And I only have me to blame, and his father 🙂

Swearing is my worst, sarcasm is my hubbys worst.

 We, as parents have a serious charge to raise up our children in the way and knowledge of the Lord.

We fall short so many times, take heed at what God has given us in our children.

Love them, respect them, protect them.

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Pr 1:8Hear, my son, your father‘s instruction And do not forsake your mother’s teaching;
Pr 3:12For whom the LORD loves He reproves, Even as a father {corrects} the son in whom he delights.
Pr 4:1
Hear, {O} sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding,
Pr 6:20My son, observe the commandment of your father And do not forsake the teaching of your mother;
Pr 10:1The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish son is a grief to his mother.
And Finally……
Ps 103:13
Just as a father has compassion on {his} children, So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.

Musings on …..Giving Part 1

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On the tail of this post which saddens my heart tremendously and this post I wrote Get Off Your Butt!

I have story to tell you…..

I send bibles out to foreign countries, via this ministry.

I have established ‘relationships’ with 2 pastors.

One is in India and I send him English bibles.

The other is in Malawi and I was sending English bibles, but he has written numerous times and requested Chewa bibles.

He has also requested other things.

Bibles, phone, clothes, money.

Robbers killed his watchman and ransacked his house, took 70 bags of maize, stole his car [which was found later in a nearby village with no tires or engine],

And he cares for orphan children and his wife died in childbirth.

About 1 month ago, I sent 100 dollars for a case of bibles and 100 dollars to help with rebuilding his house, I wrote him and told him this was a gift and I didn’t usually have this much money to send.

{I had received some money for Christmas}

The car will cost 2150.00 to replace tires and engine; he also needs clothes and shoes for his children. He has also requested a Nokia phone.

Now I am not ranking on his guy, he sounds as if his heart is good and he is legit, he has had some serious ‘bad luck’ in the short time I have been corresponding with him.

My dilemma:

When I started this little ministry, it was to send bibles to people overseas who desired the Word of God.

The shipping rates were pretty good, about 1.05 per pound to most foreign countries.

As of May 14th, the shipping rates skyrocketed to about 200 dollars plus for a 30 pound box!

This pastor in Malawi needs more that I am able to give….

What should I do? Do I venture out and give more than bibles?

Where do I draw the line in supporting this man and others?

Is supporting Compassion better? Am I really feeding a child with 32$ a month?

There has got to be a person with a Nokia phone hanging around to give away, doesn’t there?

I read somewhere here in the Northwest, there is a company who ships crates of clothes to people.

Does anyone know of this place?

I can’t even afford to send bibles anymore, so I am to write a sad letter to 2 pastors, which I have been procrastinating doing…..*sigh*

I’m still grabbing bibles off the thrift store shelves, most of the time I can’t even carry them out of the store, there are so many of them.

I give them to the Tacoma Rescue Mission Jail Ministry.

I also have 1000 bible tracts sitting under my coffee table. From here.

I can’t afford to ship them, so I will put them on freecycle or Craig’s list.

My mind gets going on that 200 mph train and I can’t stop thinking about it, what to do, what to do…..

A week ago when my son got home we talked about sponsoring a child thru Compassion

He picked out this little guy profile.

But, wow, are we doing enough? I know of a few families [personally] who don’t have enough food for their family, should I sponsor them?

What does the Lord say about giving?

Find out more on Part 2……

Federal Vision

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~As of today, my aunt had her surgery, doing great, the cancer is NOT in her lymph lodes, which is so awesome!

The docs. are doing another test to see if chemo is needed.~

Onward….

Going off a post from this site,

I’d like to bring up the subject of Federal Vision. {I think I’m against this theory, but have yet to break it down into readable terms, help please}

From Wikipedia

I also have the book ‘Reformed is not Enough”

Maybe I should read that.

From Here:

Proponents of “the Federal Vision” continue to maintain that God’s dealings with his people may be viewed from two basic perspectives: one “decretal” and the other “covenantal.” They consider Reformed theology to operate from the perspective of God’s decree, while the Bible ordinarily operates from the perspective of God’s covenant. Therefore, they favor a restatement of traditional Reformed theology from the perspective of the covenant. By this, FV proponents say, they do not radically modify the substance of Reformed theology.

From Federal Vision.com

And From Paul’s Perspective, opposition of the Federal Vision

If you have time and are interested in sort of thing, please read.

And if you have an opinion or can break it down for me in easy middle-aged home engineer words, tell me!

Blessings, Kristina

Are You Truly Reformed?

A True/False Quiz from the Westminster Confession of Faith

Developed by Douglas Wilson

1. Water baptism is to each baptized individual a sign and seal of his ingrafting into Christ.

2. Water baptism is efficacious in the work of salvation.

3. The work of the Spirit and the word of institution accompanying the sacraments makes any discussion of the efficacy of sacraments irrelevant.

4. Worthy receivers really and indeed feed upon the body and blood of Jesus Christ in the Lord’s Supper.

5. Good works are the necessary fruits and evidences of a true and lively faith.

6. A man may expect pardon without grieving for and hating his sins.

7. Resting upon Christ alone for obedience in sanctification is not a principal act of saving faith.

8. Saving faith does not have to believe the entire Bible to be true.

9. The power and ability that Adam had to keep the covenant of works was a gracious gift of God.

10. Communion with God was the grace that Adam fell from when he broke the covenant of works.

Answer Key:

1. T (xxviii.i)

2. T (xxviii.vi)

3. F (xxvii.iii)

4. T (xxix.vii)

5. T (xvi.ii)

6. F (xv.ii-iii)

7. F (xiv.ii)

8. F (xiv.i)

9. T (xix.i)

10. T (vi.ii)

Mr. T, Kristina Country, Dad’s Day, Dinosaurs

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Hey Fools – I’m back!

I’ve agreed to offer my commentary on the Westminster Shorter Catechism and its in yo best interest to pay attention, sucka!

 

Q: What is the chief end of man?

A: Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever.

The first thing you might ask T is – “What does chief end mean?” Ask me a hard question, fool! The chief end is our main desire in life. That thing that all the souls long after and aim towards. For example, my chief end is to glorify God and enjoy him forever, but my second chief end is hurl ninjas over my head and into various kinds of shelving, sucka.

Chuckin’ fools into inanimate objects or their friends brings T to his second point: Glorifying God is our chief end, but we also got our jobs and family too. We gotta put food on the table for all the little T’s running around – (1 Thessalonians 4:11-12) but even in doing that, we need to be glorifying God first – 1 Corinthians 10:31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Why do we do everything to the glory of God? Because he created you, fool! The end, sucka!

For more Westminster Shorter Catechism goodness, see the inspiration for this series – Thomas Vincent’s The Shorter Catechism Explained from Scripture (Puritan Paperbacks)

As seen on Jonspach, he talks about milk but I don’t understand why!

Also from the Home Engineer front:

My son has never liked to go to summer camps, don’t know why, he thinks he won’t have fun, so he attends Kristina Camp.

Where I pretty much just make him do chores, make up work for him to do, and now this year, volunteering at the Humane Society.

 

For Father’s Day, my son wrote this:

He says ‘ouch’ a lot and that makes me feel stronger
He is funny
He is an animal lover
He takes good care of me
He sometimes goes against my mothers will to bring me joy
He gives attention whether it be to me or Anna
He takes me to movies and sometimes watches, other times sleeps
He wants the best for me and my brother

 

Yesterday we offered to take 6 puppies from the vet’s office  back to the humane society after they were altered.

When we get there, the tech brings out a huge kennel and says, are you sure you have enough room?

I was assuming she was speaking of the kennel fitting in the back of the car.

I said yeah, no problem, then she say hesitantly, ok, come back and help get the dogs.

We get back to the holding room and there are 6 4 month old puppies.

40 POUNDS EACH!!!!!

Huge dogs, lab and something else, dinosaur, I think.

We managed to get 3 in the kennel and three were loose, in. my. car.

Those of you who know me, know, you can’t even eat in my car, touch the windows, and we vacuum at least once a week.

we had puppies EVERYWHERE, son was holding one in the front seat and two were in the back, thank goodness the lady gave me a sheet for the seat.

Tip: don’t have food in the car when you transport 6 40 pound puppies, they WILL find the food.

It was in the front seat under son’s feet. Traffic was horrible. I called my hubby yelling, I have 6 40 LB puppies in my car, HELP!!!

I wish I would have had the camera. After that, we worked in the foster area and my son was socializing kitties {think, playing with them} and one tiny itty bitty kitty walked up his chest and kissed his cheek and ear, it was SO adorable.

So, today my son is vacuuming car and washing nose prints off my windows. The car smells like dog, yuck.

The things we do for love…..

Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there, you mean more to your children than you know, love them, cherish them, pray for them.

Kristina

Ps 89:26“He will cry to Me, ‘You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.’ Ps 103:13Just as a father has compassion on {his} children, So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him. Pr 1:8Hear, my son, your father’s instruction And do not forsake your mother’s teaching; Pr 3:12For whom the LORD loves He reproves, Even as a father {corrects} the son in whom he delights. Pr 4:1Hear, {O} sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding, Pr 4:3When I was a son to my father, Tender and the only son in the sight of my mother, Pr 6:20My son, observe the commandment of your father And do not forsake the teaching of your mother; Pr 10:1The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish son is a grief to his mother. Pr 13:1A wise son {accepts his} father’s discipline, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. Pr 15:5 – A fool rejects his father’s discipline, But he who regards reproof is sensible. Pr 15:20A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother. Pr 17:21He who sires a fool {does so} to his sorrow, And the father of a fool has no joy.