Monthly Archives: April 2008

Here’s the link

In my last post I mentioned the sermon that our Pastor preached on Sunday morning. I just wanted to give you the proper link so you can listen to it. Because you should.

Click here and then scroll down to the bottom and click on April 27th.

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Book review Friday (or Sunday) – JUDE

Please excuse my review tardiness. It’s been a busy weekend around here. My sisters baby shower was yesterday at my house. We had a really good time and lots of people came, although we missed an important few who were under the weather. We’re still reaping the benefits of the fabulous food that Michelle’s friend Kelli made. She’s good I tell ya, you should get her to cater something for you 🙂

Anyway, on to Jude. I like the small books, I find it easier to concentrate on what I am reading because there is less to digest. And I found Jude to be a pretty clear and concise warning about those in or around the church that are not teaching the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. We’re being taught here in this small book to be aware, to not get sucked in by the wishy washy and to make sure that what we are being taught, or listening to, or reading is the truth. Nothing else will do but the true Word of God.

It’s a message to stand up for what we know is right. To not back down because we may face opposition. Jude starts by saying that he was “planning to write to you about the salvation we all share. But now I find that I must write about something else, urging you to defend the truth of the Good News.” Chapter 1:3 Jude goes on to talk about the Godless people that have wormed their way in among them. And I am sure that there are Godless people that have wormed their way in amongst us too. We must not be fooled by them.

We’re given a detailed look at what these “worms” will look like. We’ve been warned. We have no excuses to follow them and be fooled. If we stay in God’s word, we will know the truth. That’s why it is so important to know the Bible because sometimes we can be innocently fooled by those who twist the words of scripture to make them sound different then they are. It’s a dangerous and scary thought.

If you don’t attend out church or couldn’t be there this morning I very much suggest you listen to this mornings message online at www.weston.cfc.org because it was so important and so informative. In my opinion it went along well with what we learned from Jude this week. Pastor spoke on 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12. I won’t go into any long explanation because he says it better than I ever could so hopfefully it’ll be up soon and you will listen to it. It was a great warning and a great eye opener for us not to be idle in our Christian walks and our churches but to pay attention to what is happening around us in the world. Seriously, you need to listen to it 🙂

Ok, that’s all I have to say.

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Come on down!

This afternoon C and I were out in the backyard swinging on her new playset. That girl would swing continuously if I let her…can’t wait till she learns to pump her own legs so I don’t have to push her. Anyway, a bird called in the background somewhere and C says, “Hey, I hear the Price is Right!”

Turns out she thought the bird call sounded like when people spin the big wheel 🙂

I like me a game show, no harm there…and she learns big numbers like $600 and $1450. Very educational…so I tell myself. Teehee.

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Learning to pray…again

On Saturday I attended a small ladies retreat at Fellowship Baptist Church. The theme of the day was Lord, teach me to pray. The speaker was Julie Andrews (no, not THAT Julie Andrews) and I think she did a great job of pointing to the very specific scriptures that teach us how to pray and how NOT to pray.

I learned alot but do you know what I came away with that stuck? Well, I’ll tell you in a second. I do know that lately I have not been praying nearly enough to survive…almost literally. I’ve known for awhile that my prayer life is lacking and I know that this is a huge reason (if not the only reason) that I can’t seem to get closer to the Lord. So, I am committing myself (again) to become the prayer person I want to be (agian). I try and fail often but with my new found Biblical knowledge of prayer, I will give it another go. It’s worth it. It’s SO worth it.

Anyway, the thing that really stuck with me was that I do not pray for my husband. That’s dumb. I need to pray for him. Especially since I want him to the head of our family. Especially since I want him to be our spiritual leader here at Jenn Rambles On. I do too much rambling and not enough praying. That goes for the blog, that goes for my family, and that especially goes for my marriage.

So, not only did I have a great day of fellowship with like-minded believer ladies but God also allowed me to make some realizations. This is good.

And, I also won a book which I am looking forward to starting called Pierced by the Word by John Piper. Winning is fun. Winning what I’m pretty sure is a quality book is even more fun 🙂

Good night!

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Snedekar and other golfers I’d never heard of

There might have been alot of golf watching around our house this weekend. The Masters has a strange effect on all of us. My husband is a golf fan but I must admit, I’ve developed a strange habit of enjoying watching golf on TV the last few years myself. Weird, isn’t it? I thought so. I mean, I am an appreciater of sport for sure but I always thought golf was the most boring thing on television.

Anyway, all three of us were paying attention but apparently C was learning more than we thought. Everytime a golfer came on the screen – which is often because they have to show everyone numerous times – she wanted to know what his name was. So after a day or so of telling her, she knew them all.

Our 2.5 year old could often be heard saying things like, “Yay, Tiger Woods got it in the hole!” or “Good shot Trevor Immelman!” But my personal favorite from yesterday was, “Oh, come on Brandt Snedekar, you can do better than that.” I don’t know why but I find the fact that she recognizes him AND remembers and prounounces his name correctly very amusing.

Her sporting interest doesn’t stop at golf she also loves watching curling, bowling, and hockey to name a few.

I think I’m ok with this 🙂

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The double dog dare review

I’m posting a review. Partly because I should but mostly because there is NO WAY I can turn down a double dog dare. It must be the competiveness in me. So I must, I MUST post something. It might not be deep but there will be a word or two. If you have no idea what I’m talking about head on over to Shannon’s and find out about book review friday. You so should do that. Now.

This week we were reading Romans 14-16. I’m really only going to touch on two verses today. It’s something I underlined previously and it’s back to haunt remind me.

Chapter 14:7-8  For we don’t live for ourselves or die for ourselves.  If we live, it’s to honor the Lord. And if we die, it’s to honor the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

As soon as I read this again I felt convicted. Convicted about the way I’m living my life and who I’m living for. Can I say that I’m living for the Lord? Sure, I can say it, but that doesn’t mean it’s so. I can also probably do a pretty good job of convincing others that I’m living for the Lord but where is my heart really? I can honestly say that my heart’s not in it and hasn’t been for awhile. It’s not that I don’t want to be, I just got tripped up along the way. Fooled by the world and fooled by the idea that I can’t concentrate on my family while living for the Lord. I don’t have it all firgured out yet because if I did, I think I could fix it. I just can’t seem to balance family and still have the attitude I need to have for God. I have to remember that because I am saved (thankfully) I need to start feeling that again. That my home is not here, and that I’m waiting to go home and should be trying my best to please the Lord while I’m here waiting.

I don’t know if that made any sense. And that’s ok if it didn’t, it got me thinking and I guess that’s what’s important. It’s one of those verses that plunges into your heart and sort of twists around and makes you feel uncomfortable with yourself…which I guess would be what conviction is 🙂

Ok, now I shall go and link.

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A visual

15 Weeks Pregnant

It’s fun to have a visual sometimes. I was reading up on week 15 and the baby is the size of a teaspoon and weighs like 3 ounces. Boy do I feel even bigger now knowing the baby is so tiny!

In something totally unrelated; If you left delicious cookies on my doorstep yesterday please ‘fess up so I can thank you properly. They were appreciated!

Update: Thank you Mrs. D for the surprise cookies!! they were delicious!!

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