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24 March 2013

Who do you say that I am?

Jesus asked his disciples a question in Matthew 16 after entering Caesarea Philippi. He wanted to know what people were calling Jesus. Just as in our age, there were various names that Jesus was called. But Peter makes an inspired answer: You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. (Mat 16:16)

As we are entering the passion week, please head over to Ben's website for a week long study of who Christ is.

05 February 2013

Moving on and moving out

I finally have my website up and running. I believe WP offers a more professional look, so that is the route I went for the website.

Until Kay decides what to do with this C2C site, you can read all my refelctions at:

13 December 2012

Be Thankful and Tell Others

I haven't been able to join in many Thankful Thursdays lately, and I don't' like that. I believe that being thankful, listing out the reasons we have to be thankful, is a healthy thing...a necessary thing. It is a sinful thing to dwell on our sorrows or wallow in self pity (2 Tim 3:2). I personally do this quite well and am convicted about it by the Holy Spirit (2 Cor 7-10). I have been thankful time and time again for this blog carnival because it helps me to dwell on God's rich mercies in my life.

We are commanded in the Bible to tell others about God's blessings in our lives.

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;
make known his deeds among the peoples!
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
tell of all his wondrous works!
Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!
Seek the Lord and his strength;
seek his presence continually!
Remember the wondrous works that he has done,
his miracles, and the judgments he uttered,
O offspring of Abraham, his servant,
children of Jacob, his chosen ones! Psalm 105:1-6

01 December 2012

Reformation

cleavingtochrist.comThe Reformation was an exciting time in history. Here are some links for your Reformation studies.

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16 November 2012

HMJ: The Renaissance and Early Exploration

In my life this week...

I have several weeks to combine and highlight for the HMJ. As they say "the heart is willing but the flesh is weak". At least the flesh is spread thin some weeks, am I right?

I had my first OT appointment this week. It was slightly painful, as I expected it to be but it was also beneficial. I learned how to do an "edema massage", which is really helping with the fact that my hand and fingers are still swollen :-( The good news is that I can almost touch my thumb to my ring finger. You may think this is an easy feat but it has been a challenge for me since the cast came off.

My kids and I registered for BookIt this year and they have a really fun minute tracker that you can use online or as an app. If your class would like to challenge our class in a 'read off', our class name is the Dunka-readers. It's just for fun ;-)

15 November 2012

How Sovereign is Your 'Sovereign' God?

Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God's wise and fatherly disposal in every condition. -- Jeremiah Burroughs

    A little over a week ago I published a brief summary of my thoughts surrounding the results of the 2012 election cycle. My comments were written within the context of having counseled and ministered to numerous individuals who were grieving, fretting, and expressing vitriolic anger about the outcome. The purpose I had in mind when I wrote was to encourage and challenge Christians to live their confession in the midst of their sorrow, anger, and fear.

    While the majority have expressed that my narrative was a blessing to them, there have been some Christians whose response has been less than enthusiastic. I’ve been told that those words were “easy” for me to write because I’m safe within my “cushy” military job. It’s been said that I’m calling evil “good.” Finally, some have argued that by calling people to draw satisfaction in God’s sovereign decree that I’m promoting a form of fatalism. I suppose that I could easily ignore these suggestions, but I really am convinced that the glory of God and the joy of Christians is at stake in how we respond to the difficulties and tragedies that hit us square between the eyes. As a result, I want to attempt an explanation of why I wrote what I wrote when I wrote that I am satisfied with the results of the election.

14 November 2012

WW: Henry Cho

Henry Cho is a Christian comedian. He is a Korean gentleman who was raised in Nashville. His southern sense of humor and honesty is really enjoyable. He was well worth paying to watch his comedy show from Amazon prime videos called "What's That Clicking Noise?"

I found this to be funny, but if you happen to "not kin to spanking" you may want to skip this one ;-0)


12 November 2012

Happy Veterans Day

Veterans Day is kind of a fun day for me. I get to contact all of my family members to thank them for serving and they thank me back. I myself served in the Army for 10 years, in the reserves, but I actually come from a long line of Naval folks.

In fact, for all of my 10 years of service the phrase I usually heard from family was, "Shoulda gone Navy!" From my own father, to my cousins... shoulda gone Navy, Kay ;-)

But no one can top telling me that I should have gone Navy than my grandfather, Ed LeClere. My grandfather was the one who hosted family gatherings and allowed 16 crazy grandchildren to wreak havoc upon it. My grandfather is famous for making navy bean soup for all weary travelers who showed up at his door. He is the one that had the speedboat behind which we all learned to water ski. He had the most awesome and amazing sledding hill behind his house. His garage had the flat roof which we all would climb up on and then dared each other to jump off.

08 November 2012

Weaning From 'Egypt' is Painful

Friend,

Some of you know me quite well, others of you less so. I’ve been quite busy today counseling distraught conservatives and the occasional gloating liberal and as a result I have not yet had the ability to read what bloggers and pundits have to say about the results of the election. Regardless, I presently find myself with a few minutes to jot down my thoughts, and I want to share them with you. You see, after a day of dealing with a lot of "boohooing" I can scarcely contain myself and I want to share with you why I am satisfied with the way the election panned out. I am satisfied because God in his sovereignty has appointed Barack Obama to be the President of the United States for another four years.

06 November 2012

Review of The Learning Odyssey

Thanks to the school program here in Alaska, my children have been using The Learning Odyssey for their social studies and science. The web-based programs are easy-to-read and fun to navigate for students.

My third grader has really enjoyed his social studies unit. He experiences quite a bit of repetition as well as delightful pictures to help engage him in the history of the Inuit people. There are small quizzes throughout the unit of study to help the student learn facts and embed themselves in young minds. There are also fun activities like word searches and puzzles to engage the young student.

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