APPLE 1.0 | “You talk to me about RIGHTS?!“ Did you know that the Miranda rights were established on this day back in 1966? (Here’s a hidden treasure for you…click on the YouTube link attached to the quote above. ;)) APPLE 2.0 | bella musica Two MUST HAVE music recommendations (technically, I list 3, but who’s counting?). Here we go. APPLE 3.0 | Have a bite? I’m beyond ecstatic after last night’s Texas Rangers game. Going to the ballpark with a friend, sitting in great seats (thank you, Megan!), and WINNING?! It gets better. I tweeted about it. And the … Continue reading Wednesday Windfall | you have the right to remain silent
31. Resolved, Never to say any thing at all against any body, but when it is perfectly agreeable to the highest degree of christian honour, and of love to mankind, agreeable to the lowest humility, and sense of my own faults and failings, and agreeable to the golden rule; often, when I have said any thing against any one, to bring it to, and try it strictly by, the test of this Resolution. Continue reading Resolution No. 31
1. Resolved, That I will do whatsoever I think to be most to the glory of God, and my own good, profit, and pleasure, in the whole of my duration; without any consideration of the time, whether now, or never so many myriads of ages hence. Resolved, to do whatever I think to be my duty, and most for the good and advantage of mankind in general. Resolved, so to do, whatever difficulties I meet with, how many soever, and how great soever. I can’t do this on my own. Period. Thus begins my study of Jonathan Edwards’ Resolutions. As … Continue reading Resolution No. 1
Before embarking on his journey to pursue holiness through seventy written goal statements, Edwards determined to set his course right at the outset. Being sensible that I am unable to do any thing without God’s help, I do humbly entreat him, by his grace, to enable me to keep these Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to his will, for Christ’s sake. Remember to read over these Resolutions once a week. Dr. Lawson, in his commentary on Edwards’ pursuit of holiness, “The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards,” summarizes the Preamble, dividing it into 5 themes. Personal Inability Divine Enablement … Continue reading Preamble.
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16 When I evaluate my daily walk, I find I waste time on unprofitable things…a lot of time. These are moments I cannot redeem. They are lost forever. Lose the regret & make a change! I so much want to use my time wisely and spend the precious moments God has gifted me in a profitable manner. Paul told the believers in Ephesus to “look carefully….” I am to be discerning in how I conduct … Continue reading don’t waste your life
In my study of Jonathan Edwards, I came across a biographical section where the town he ministered in experienced a “mini” revival. Edwards wrote: “The town seemed to be full of the presence of God; it never was so full of love, nor so full of joy….There were remarkable tokens of God’s presence in almost every house…everyone [was] earnestly intent on the public worship.” I know I’m far from perfect; even my worship is tainted with sin and selfishness. I also know that God is not finished with me. And I am sure of this, that he who began a … Continue reading Personal (and Corporate) Conviction