New eBook Site

Just found out about a new website, called Bastion Books.  Click the logo and it’ll take you there!

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A bookstore for Dr Geisler’s books, in e-format.  Woo!  I’m going shopping!  :)

Bastion Books | the official Publishing Bastion of eBooks by Dr. Norman L. Geisler

~Ness

Originally posted on A Homeschool Mom:

My wife recently brought to my attention a statement she read online by an opponent of “religion” (who was obviously directing their criticism toward Christians). Because it’s a criticism frequently leveled, I thought it deserved some response.

When faced with the accusation that you “force your religion on your children”, the first thing to do is ask the critic to clearly explain what he means by “forcing or imposing a belief or religion” on others.

FORCING A BELIEF  – Could I “force” you to adopt the belief that a triangle has four sides by holding a gun to your head? You might verbally state that a triangle has four sides in order to save your own hide, but would you actually believe it? The fact is, one could not even force himself to adopt such a belief. I could not “force” myself to believe that 2+2=7 no matter how much…

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It does a body good

 

Presently there is much discussion of religious liberty and its centrality to the American way of life. The data contained in this paper should reinforce the confidence of every believer and instill respect for religion in those who do not believe, for faith is a major enabler of our constitutional system of self-government.

[…]

To those who believe in God, it is no surprise that aligning one’s life with His will helps people to more fully express their nature and achieve happiness. To those who do not believe in God but do place faith in scientific investigation, the data indicate that behaving religiously has benefits for individuals and society that must be factored into
public discourse, with due deference to the common good done.

Exactly what is it that’s so good for people – both individually and as a society?  Religion, of course!  Specifically a Christian religion.  :)

 

Read here for all the stats: http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF12J37.pdf

Thanks to my friend Dave for the link.  :)

Jhan Moskowitz

Go with God, Mr Moskowitz!  May flights of angels wing thee to thy rest.

~Ness 

 

Jhan Moskowitz Tribute

Jhan Moskowitz

Her.meneutics: In the Wake of Suicide’s Silence: Why Blame Is Never the Answer

I believe firmly that survivors of suicide heal in part as we learn to refuse the responsibility for the choice our loved ones have made.

via Her.meneutics: In the Wake of Suicide’s Silence: Why Blame Is Never the Answer.

As difficult a subject as suicide is, this article was actually written with much sensitivity and reasonableness.  It was very well done, and I encourage you to read it, especially if you have, or know someone who has, lost someone to suicide.

~Ness

How to Get Apologetics in Your Church 2: How Churches Can Respond to Doubt – Apologetics 315

The church faces a very real problem in dealing with doubt – but it is a problem that must be boldly resolved for both pragmatic and Biblical reasons.

The Bible offers every church a solid guide for responding to doubt with love and wisdom – a strategy that leads people to faith, strengthens disciples, creates an enduring passion for evangelism, and honors God.

To arrive at these conclusions we will look at, and answer, five key questions:

  • “What is doubt?”
  • “What are the effects of doubt?”
  • “Is it okay to have doubts at church?”
  • “Does the Bible recommend we respond to doubt at church?”
  • “What guidance does the Bible give for how we respond to doubt?”

via How to Get Apologetics in Your Church 2: How Churches Can Respond to Doubt – Apologetics 315.

A very excellent article on doubt in the church and how to deal with it.  Please click through and go read the whole thing.  You’ll be glad you did.  :)

~Ness

The Lord’s Prayer

SpiritualNessa:

What a wonderful perspective!  Truly, please read the whole thing.  :)

Originally posted on khamneithang:

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I cannot say…..


Our” – if I live only for myself.
Father” – if I do not endeavor each day to act like his child.
Who art in heaven” – if I am laying up no treasure there.
Hallowed be thy name” – if I am not striving for holiness.
Thy Kingdom come” – if I am not doing all in my power to hasten that wonderful event.
Thy will be done” – if I am disobedient to his Word.
On earth as it is in heaven” – if I do not serve him here and now.
Give us this day our daily bread” – if I am dishonest or am seeking things by subterfuge.
Forgive us our debts” – if I harbor a grudge against anyone.
Lead us not into temptation” –…

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SpiritualNessa:

What an amazing and riveting story!

Originally posted on PUMABydesign001's Blog:

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John14:6.

H/t upaces88.

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Messages

I really love that little “Message from God” app thing on Facebook.  I do.  It’s weird how it seems to … well see for yourself.

Sunday, I was talking to my husband and telling him how I felt like God had somehow come closer lately, how it seemed like He was answering prayers more.

Sunday night when I went to check my little message from God app, this is what it said:

On this day of your life, Vanessa, we believe God wants you to know … that you’ve been talking to God too much, and not listening enough.

Message from God

Prayer is when you talk to God. Meditation is when you become quiet and listen to God. You’ve learned how to talk and ask well. Time to learn how to listen and hear, because God has been answering you.

I mean!  Seriously!  That is just some weird kind of stuff.  I love it!

Check out the app for yourself, maybe it’ll be that way for you too.  Smile

~Ness

Happy Day After Christmas

 

 

This song flowed through my Reader from one of the newsletters I follow, and I fell in love with it.  I think I’m going to get the CD. 

So, you know, I just had to share.

Happy Day After Christmas!

Here comes the letdown Christmas is over
Here comes the meltdown, there goes the cheer
But before we have a breakdown, let us remember
The light of the world is still here
Happy day after Christmas
And merry rest of the year
Even when Christmas is over
The light of the world is still here
The light of the world

Come January I’m ready for summer
The Super Bowl’s over and I’ll settle for spring
Sometimes we all need a change in the weather
But it won’t change the reason we sing

Happy day after Christmas
And merry rest of the year
Even when Christmas is over
The light of the world is still here
The light of the world
The light of the world
The light of the world

So take down the stockings, take back the sweaters
Take down the lights and the star and the tree
But don’t let this world take your joy after Christmas
Take joy to the world and just sing

Happy day after Christmas
And merry rest of the year
Even when Christmas is over
The light of the world is still here

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