Friday, October 31, 2014

497 Years Ago...

Four hundred and ninety-seven years ago, Martin Luther stood before the doors of the Wittenburg castle church and nailed his 95 theses up for all to read. This event sparked what we know today as the Reformation. What he was really doing was what we need courageous men to do today--stand up and call the Church back to the authority of the Bible alone! It's so sad that nowadays we have strayed so far from the standard that God has given us. We need a deep Reformation even today. Pray that God would send forth laborers to take a stand and boldly preach the Word of God for what it says!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Jill and Derick--It's a Boy!

Jill and Derick Dillard are expecting a baby boy!! Here's the link to the Duggar Family Blog...

Duggar Family Blog: Baby Dilly Details...It's a Boy: In five months, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will have four grandchildren, three grandsons and one granddaughter. The family announced to...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Could Osama bin Laden Cross Our Borders?

Hey Americans! This should really make you feel safe! Wouldn't you hope that the Border Patrol would catch Osama bin Laden if he was crossing the Rio Grande into Texas? Yeah, I would hope they would, too. Well, watch this...

Pretty scary, isn't it? If someone like that can cross that river, who couldn't get aacross the border? 

Well, as if that wasn't bad enough, it gets even better here...

I know that God is ultimately in control, but it is a little disturbing to actually have video footage of "terrorists" walking into our country in broad daylight and nobody stops them. Unbelievable!!!
Please leave a comment and tell me what you think!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cowboy Museum

On Wednesday, I was privileged to be in Oklahoma City and visit the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. It is a huge museum--definitely worth a visit if you're ever in OKC. There was a lot of western-themed artwork which I liked. One of my favorite paintings was called Silence and Sagebrush. You can visit my Pinterest page and see a picture of the painting here. I really enjoyed looking at all the Western artwork. They had some paintings from Charles Russell, who grew up in St. Louis and went out West when he was 16. I also saw a huge sculpture of a cougar that had to be at least 20 feet high, made out of white marble. Indians, cowboys, mountains--you name it--the art gallery was truly an amazing collection.
The museum included a replica of an old Western town called Prosperity Junction. It was fun to see the way the bank, the church, the livery stable, etc., would have looked back then.
There were also a lot of things like guns, branding irons, a chuckwagon, and other cowboy-type things on display. There were decorated saddles on display/for sale.
I had a really enjoyable time! Let me know if you ever make it there!

"Anchors Aweigh!"

Please pray for my friend Sam! Lord-willing he will depart tomorrow to begin his new life in the United States Marine Corps. We have been anticipating this day for months now, but tomorrow is finally the big day.
Please pray that the Lord would give him the strength he needs to successfully complete his training, as well as for his safety and well-being both during training and after. Also pray that the Lord would use Sam as his messenger to those lost people that he will encounter in the Corps. And pray for his family and friends, too! =) Be thankful for people like Sam, who are willing to put their life on the line to defend and protect our country and liberty!
Before I know it, Sam will be able to say:
"First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine."
 May God bless you, Sam, on your new adventure!  

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Total Lunar Eclipse

Well, this morning God blessed me by allowing me to see a total lunar eclipse. It was beautiful and definitely worth getting up a few minutes earlier to watch it! =) I was able to see the earth's shadow just starting to cross over the moon, and gradually the moon got darker and darker. Eventually it was all covered over, and then I could see a thin crescent of light on one side while the other side remained in darkness. It had a little reddish hue--it almost looked like a giant planet Mars! I watched it until the moon sank below the clouds. What a blessing to see! I wish I could show you a picture of it.

"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament sheweth His handiwork" (Psalm 19:1).

Were you privileged to see this eclipse this morning? If so, please leave a comment and tell me about it!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Jessa Duggar's Wedding Invitation

I thought I would share this link with my readers. This is the wedding invitation for Ben Seewald and Jessa Duggar's wedding. Less than a month away now!!!

Duggar Family Blog: Updates and Pictures Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar 19 Kids and Counting: 1 Month Until Duggar Wedding #3: In just over four weeks, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald will be united in marriage. Take a look at the couple's wedding invitation: ...