Saturday, March 29, 2008

Let's try this again

Many of you know that the scheduled trip to Sudan via Nairobi, Kenya was cancelled due to political unrest. The trip has been rescheduled and, Lord willing, we will be leaving Tuesday (4.1.08).

We fly into Nairobi, Kenya on April 2 and will stay there for one full day. We will depart Nairobi on April 4 and fly to Magwe, Sudan. We will be in Magwe through April 8. I would appreciate your prayers and look forward to telling of the great things God is doing in the church of Sudan.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Constant repeat in my head

The following song has been on constant repeat in my head for the last week. Last night I went to our Good Friday service and we sang this song. There aren't too many contemporary hymn writers that do this well.

How Deep the Father's Love for Us

How deep the Father's love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

©1995 Kingsway's Thankyou Music
Words and Music by Stuart Townend

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Take notice

This is our youngest son Obed. He has largish cheeks. He is a prolific drooler. He is beginning to be able to hold his head up while he lays on his belly. The only place in our house that has carpet is the basement. It is a beautiful shag carpet.

In this picture you will notice two things.
1. Beautiful shag carpet
2. String of drool from Obed's mouth to the carpet

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The Black Morning Routine

Every morning after breakfast we read from two books - The Jesus Storybook Bible and My First Book of Questions and Answers.

The Jesus Storybook Bible is the best bible for children. Each story connects the truths of Scripture to Jesus, "the Rescuer." The illustrations in this book are fantastic. We cannot keep this book stocked on our book table at our church. As soon as we get a few they are sold.
Ben Patterson recently reviewed the book on Christianity Today. You are able to read the review here. You may purchase the book by clicking on the link below.

My 1st Book of Questions and Answers is the second book we read every morning after breakfast. This book is the 100+ questions of the catechism. Our eldest boys are at a prime age to remember such questions and answers and it is building in them a foundation of proper theology. They know the answers to such questions as Who made you? What else did God make? Why did God make all things? Who wrote the Bible? ...and so on.

If you have children under the age of 13 I would highly recommend these books. I am drawn to worship Jesus every morning as we read through The Jesus Storybook Bible and I am reminded of the truths of God as I hear my sons answer the questions to My 1st Book of Questions and Answers. Purchase both books at Amazon by clicking on the links below.