Monthly Archives: November 2014

Friday Fun Links

Millsappian Disclaimer:  I realize that not all of these links are “fun” per se.  Some are challenging.  Yet the title for the post sounded good.

Love Finds A Way  This is  a great story of a small gift and a great big love.

7 Marks of a Deep Deadly Sin  A Sobering call to self examination by Tim Challies

Omaha, Omaha! Can Peyton Manning teach Pastors a thing or two?

A Great Perspective on Ferguson This was written by an African American pastor, Voddie Baucham

 

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Wednesday Word from the Word

To the King of the Ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever.  Amen  1 Timothy 1:17

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Forgiveness

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have had a few moments to exhale that have allowed me to try to catch up on a few tasks that have gone lacking.  For some time the files in my desk have been out of control.  This morning I couldn’t find the particular file I needed so I set about the task of straightening out my files.  During this time I ran across several illustrations and quotes that I had filed away for future use.  One particular folder was a file on stories of profound forgiveness.  I was moved by thinking about these accounts.  It reminds me of what D. Martyn Lloyd Jones once wrote:

“…Whenever I see myself before God and realize even something of what my blessed Lord has done for me, I am ready to forgive anybody anything.”

May this be where we find ourselves before God and with men.

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A Time to Breathe

The last few months I have found myself immersed in my Doctor of Ministry dissertation.  At the present I am currently awaiting feedback on my first draft before I begin a series of revisions ahead of my February 1, 2015, deadline.  Typing the final period on my first draft, has given me a much needed time to breathe.  Over the course of the last few days, I have begun the painstaking process of catching up on much of what has gone neglected, including some long desired recreational reading and the dusting off of an abandoned blog.  I am currently rereading one of the most underrated, and arguably my favorite series of books from my juvenile reading days, The Prydain Chronicles  by Lloyd Alexander.  I plan to blog a bit about the series in the future.  I am also reading H.B. Charles’ new book On Preaching.  I hope to publish a review in the coming days, and there will most certainly be some quotes that will be published here in the coming days as well.  Thanks for stopping by.  Here is a quote to whet your appetite for what is to come.

There are three kinds of preachers:  the ones you can listen to, the ones you cannot listen to, and the ones you must listen to.  I desire to be the kind of preacher you must listen to.  But that requires more than desire.  It requires hard work.  And that hard work never ends, if you take your preaching seriously.  H.B. Charles, On Preaching, 10.

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