“Pray without ceasing!” (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
Reblogged from Lee Duigon’s blog.
If you take away anything from this 2005 Chalcedon editorial, take this: Pray as if it all depends on God, and work as if it all depends on us.
Here at Chalcedon, we’re totally dependent on God’s providence, manifested through voluntary donations from readers. Put bluntly, if the donations dry up, I dry up.
But this is good for us. This is humbling. So we work–we work hard. We plant and we water. But the increase is from God. Always from God.
He is, after all, our Heavenly Father who has begotten us in the Spirit, by the blood of Jesus Christ. It’s good for us to rely on Him.
Joni Earecksen Tada talks about the current coronavirus. Reblogged from Lee Duigon’s blog.
(Thanks to Susan for the heads-up)
Take five minutes to hear Joni Earecksen Tada speak on responding to the coronavirus crisis.
Joni was an athletic teenaged girl when an accident left most of her body paralyzed. That was decades ago. She has been a minister in God’s service ever since.
Anyway, she knows whereof she speaks.
I wanted to share this post by Lee Duigon with you!
I think we all know that the brass ring, for global elitists, is a world government. Absolute power. Because they’re The Smartest Persons In The World and we should consider it a privilege to be ruled by them.
How crazy are these kooks? How filled with hubris? Here’s how they put it back in the Seventies, in Humanist Manifesto 2:
“Using technology wisely, we can control our environment, conquer poverty, markedly reduce disease, extend our life-span, significantly modify our behavior, alter the course of human evolution and cultural development, unlock vast new powers, and provide humankind with unparalleled opportunity for achieving an abundant and meaningful life.”
If that doesn’t give you the willies, you’re probably dead.
Oh! And all you’ve got to do is give up all belief in God, all hope of eternal life and forgiveness of sins, and the last vestige of sane humility.
Now, who’s going to
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Let’s go and request carols on Lee Duigon’s blog!
G’day after Christmas! Byron the Quokka here–and are you ready to close our Second Annual Christmas Carol Contest? Well, I’m not!
Crikey, look at all the carols that we haven’t posted yet! The carol with 44 views the day it was posted, Dec. 12 (I think), is still in the lead. I don’t think anyone’s going to beat that, but we can keep on playing. The winner gets an autographed copy of Bell Mountain No. 12, His Mercy Endureth Forever, when it’s published–which should be pretty soon.
Sorry, I’m not allowed to tell you who got those 44 views: don’t want to spoil the surprise. Meanwhile, no way we’re gonna run out of carols! You request ’em, I’ll post ’em.
And a Merry Christmas to us all, and as Tiny Tim observed, God bless us, every one!
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A Christmas prayer, by Lee Duigon.
I’m typing this on Sunday morning, for publication Wednesday morning, when I expect to be doing more Christmas shopping.
This is a prayer, for this Christmas and every Christmas. Please join in.
O Lord our God! Bless this Christmas of 2019, and give it power to work day in, day out, day and night, and every day of 2020. Give it speech that all might hear. Give it the power to draw our hearts to Jesus Christ your Son, our Savior and our rightful King: give it the power to make us strong in His service, strong in His love. And may it move us to love one another, as Our Lord Himself commands.
All year long, O God! Bless this Christmas all year long. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
The moon is a wonderful gift from God!! Please enjoy this beautiful poem about the moon!!
(This is reblogged from Lydia Potter’s blog!!)
What would a night be like without the wonderful moonlight? Dark. Deary. God is faithful in bringing out the moon each night. Too often, we take our moon and its beautiful moonlight for granted.
I really wanted a poem about moonlight to share on this post and I was wondering where I could find a great poem. I ended up asking a great blogger if they would write one for me. Sure enough – that person did! A HUGE thanks to Steve for writing this wonderful poem about moonlight! 🙂
Moonlight truly shines so bright,
Wondrous scene, such a delight.
Under this moon all does shine,
E’en the flowers glow so fine.
Moonlight fills the meadow fast,
In the forest, shadows cast.
Moonlight sits atop the hill,
Spreading light while all is still.
Shining now upon the lake,
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Just look at that beautiful cover of Lee Duigon’s upcoming new book!! It’s fantastic!! And don’t forget to join the fun annual Christmas Carol Contest, held at Lee Duigon’s blog! The prize is an autographed copy of Lee’s new book, “His Mercy Endureth Forever”!!
Here is the full cover:
G’day! Byron the Quokka here–and our Second Annual Christmas Carol Contest seems to be slowing down. So here’s my idea to pep it up!
The prize will be an autographed copy of Bell Mountain No. 12, His Mercy Endureth Forever. And if you want to find out if Ellayne and Dulayl get eaten by the giant hyena, you’re gonna need this book! It hasn’t been published yet, but it’s all ready to go and it should be coming out early next year.
The winner will be whoever requests the Christmas carol that gets the most views on the day it’s posted. So far the leader has 22 views. Do I hear 25? Thirty? And one thing we don’t have to worry about is running out of Christmas carols!
Here on Rottnest Island, we have no hyenas of any kind, not even little ones. All the quokkas agree that’s a…
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The contest is on a roll! Request a carol on Lee Duigon’s blog!!
G’day! Byron the Quokka here. We don’t get any snow on Rottnest Island: that picture’s me on our family vacation to New Jersey. Only chance I ever got to use my skis.
Anyhow, I’m here to report on the progress of our Second Annual Christmas Carol Contest. And the carol that got 24 views on Dec. 1 is still in the lead. No, I’m not going to tell you what it was, or who posted it. It’s sort of a blind taste test. I love those! Did you ever see the one where they’ve got people taste-testing cat food? Fantastic!
So let’s keep those carols coming, folks. I told Lee I could make this a tremendously successful contest and I won’t want to wind up looking like a doo-dah. It would be very bad for my prestige!