Another article on the preciousness of every unborn life.
“The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life – only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.”
“The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.”
So I made a pretty good decision 15 years ago!
I remember a youth group leader saying something to the effect of, “If you’re not sure of your salvation right now, you can be tonight.”
After leading us in a prayer, he recommended we write the date down in our Bible as a reminder of our commitment to Jesus.
I don’t have the same Bible anymore, but I kept this page. It now has a permanent home in my wallet!
“Then Jesus told them, ‘You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. The man who walks in the dark does not know where he is going. Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light.’”
Ah, yes. I’ve had the same assignment myself.
A FamTeam Weekend/Softball Classic will be held on Saturday evening, September 13 (Paul’s birthday!) and Sunday afternoon, September 14. The event will unfold on “FamTeam field,” the softball diamond that sits behind the the Arndt family house in southwestern Illinois.
The first Classic was held in 1999. As time passed, this annual event developed into something that we now call a FamTeam Weekend — a blend of Christian inspiration, indoor/outdoor fun, and friendship. As simple and “down-to-earth” as these weekends are, many participants have been deeply impacted by them.
Over the years, several Cardinal baseball players (including Adam Wainwright, Mike Matheny, Mike Easler, Reggie Sanders, Mark Grudzielanek, and others) have attended the Classic and shared, in a heartfelt way, the ways in which God, through the sacrifice of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit, has transformed their lives.
This year’s event will open (on Saturday evening) with a picnic-style supper and a time of casual prayer. Tentative plans for Sunday’s schedule call for a softball triple-header (the Arndt team will square off against a trio of local “all-star” clubs). This will be followed by a fourth game, in which our guests are invited to take the field for some fun of their own! As usual, there will be Christian music, game and food tents, trivia challenges, and a home run derby.
There will be no charge for the event. (Those who take part in the Classic Eve cookout are invited to simply “chip in” for the cost of the meal.)
A final note — as of the present time, we hope to host another FamTeam Weekend in mid-October of 2014.
If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us!
“Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.”
Jude forwarded this to me the other day. I like the regional fanbase map, along with the “places Norv Turner has lost” map. Poor Norv.
As this article (from a United Kingdom newspaper) indicates, the Arctic ice cap is doing fine.
“While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘Take it; this is my body.’ Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, and they all drank from it. ‘This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,’ he said to them. ‘I tell you the truth, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it anew in the kingdom of God.’”
“Or do you show contempt for the riches of His kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?”
A striking piece about Down Syndrome babies and legalized abortion.