Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Resolutions !

This is a copy of WBz New-Year resolution back in the day.

SIX RESOLUTIONS by William Booth (age 20)

1. That I will rise every morning sufficiently early to wash, dress, and have a few minutes, not less than 5, in private prayer.

2. That I will, as much as possible, avoid all that babbling and idle talk in which I have lately so sinfully indulged.

3. That I will endeavor in my conduct and deportment before the world and my fellow servants especially to conduct myself as a humble, meek and zealous follower of Christ, and by serious conversation and warning endeavor to lead them to think of their immortal souls.

4. That I will read no less than four chapters in God’s Word every day.

5. That I will strive to live closer to God, and to seek after holiness of heart and leave providential events with God. 6. That I will read over this every day or at least twice a week. “God help me, enable me to cultivate a spirit of self-denial and to yield myself a prisoner of love to the redeemer of the world.”

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

It was my absolute joy today to sit at the Playhouse and listen to my little friend Tamar read out loud to me the story she has a test on tomorrow. Uncle Jed's Barbershop. She's a great reader for her age and the story was pretty good too. I admit that I had to raise an eyebrow at the fact that though she stumbled over words like "though" and "lather" she didn't miss a beat on "segregation."

Saturday, January 05, 2008

In the dust of the Rabbi

I was sitting Ray Vander Laan's feet today. He is a greatly gifted teacher. Check out ...

I could go into so much, but I just want to keep it simple. He reminded me that Covenant is about relationship. It's not a deal or a contract, it's a relationship. I thank God that our relationship is in the context of covenant.
Another cool take on covenant is marriage, he taught that the covenant of marriage is not between a man and a woman but rather between God and a couple. I like that.