March 28, 2007

Moses! Moses!

Do we ever act as if God is not fulfilling His promises?

In Sunday School we are going through the book of Exodus. We just finished the end of chapter 5 where Pharaoh had taken the Israelites' straw from them, the straw they used to make the bricks, but yet they were still required to meet their daily quota of bricks; basically causing them to work harder and longer and still coming up short. Moses and Aaron are blamed for the harsh circumstances. Moses says returns to God in verse 22 thru 23 and says, "O Lord, why have you brought harm to this people? Why did You ever send me? Ever since I came to Pharaoh to speak in Your name, he has done harm to this people, and You have not delivered Your people at all."

God responds to Moses beginning in Chapter 6:1 through verse 8. He begins and ends with "I am the Lord." Matthew Henry says that God is basically telling Moses and His people to take comfort from His name, His covenant (He will assuredly fulfill it Himself!), His compassions (God takes note of the increase of His people's calamities, and He will respond), His resolutions (God says in these verses what He WILL DO to fulfill His promises so the Israelites are brought out of Egypt triumphantly) and His gracious intentions (God intends our happiness and He intends His own glory).

All of this made me think how I respond to hard times and good times in my life? Do I look at them like God is fulfilling His promise in me? My prayer is that He will continue to do a good work in me and that He is making me complete. I took great comfort in this lesson on Sunday because I remember the covenant God made with Abraham back in Genesis and I see this huge nation that God is working out to deliver them. And then I remember what God has done to bring His people to Him even now. As believers we are His people, we are the sheep of His pastures, we are the Israelites. Christ is our Moses. Christ has come to redeem us for God. God is fulfilling His promise to Adam and Eve that He would provide a way to restore us to Himself. Praise the Lord! I pray I and you will respond to events in our life as God fulfilling His promise to us!

March 23, 2007


Today is Friday and I absolutely love Fridays. In college I had mixed feelings. Most of the professors scheduled their tests on Friday so that made them hard but then you had the weekend not to have to study or do homework. As an adult, in the real world...haha...I love Fridays. Fridays mean a lot to me. It means I have come to the end of a work week where I can clean my desk off and start afresh on Monday. It means payday which we all know why that is good. It means I have 2 days to rest, 1 of which I get to go and sit under godly, Biblical teaching. Fridays also mean date night for me and my husband (of almost 3 years, oh my goodness!) Tonight we are actually "double" dating with his boss' son and fiance. We are meeting younger couples and it is great. I also like Fridays because my boss leaves early and I get a lot of work done! :-) Have a GREAT Friday!

March 21, 2007


Ok, I admit it, I watch American Idol. To be honest I have been pretty bored with it this year. Maybe it is because no one is from Alabama this year...haha. I love Melinda Doolittle and unless she totally bombs one night, I really think she will win. One thing I do not understand is how Sanjaya Malakar is still on this show. I'm not seeing the how he is even close to any of the other singers. And then on Tuesday night they show this little pre-teen girl in the audience just crying buckets of tears over him. He sang the song "You Really Got Me" and I did not think it was good quality at all. In fact I would almost put it up there with Cameron Diaz singing "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself" in My Best Friend's Wedding. Needless to say I thought it was bad and he's really not that cute! Hopefully people will stop voting for him because I'm tired of hearing him perform, he's boring!

March 16, 2007

Right On, Dr. Mohler!

Thursday morning I was called by a friend in Memphis about something she had heard on the news about Dr. Mohler, president of The Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY. She had heard that Dr. Mohler had said "some babies are born gay"! I also had heard the exact thing on the radio earlier that morning but had sort of brushed it off. But when she called I immediately went to the source, Dr. Mohler's blog, where I found this article:

After reading this article, I must admit I was quite confused as well. I called my husband and asked him about his take on the posting because he had actually received the article when it was posted on March 2nd. We both knew there was mass confusion and we knew where Dr. Mohler stood on this issue. Sin is sin. Homosexuality is sin just like lying or cheating is sin. What he was doing was writing in response to an article in Radar magazine entitled "Is Your Baby Gay?" So I think what he was saying in response to that article is no matter what they use to justify homosexuality it is still sin. Even if, and that's a HUGE "If", they were to find that gene, it would still be sin. We are all apart of the fallen creation, we are all tempted in one way or another, but it still makes it sin. Dr. Mohler has written a response to all the criticism he received yesterday on his blog

I read that response and I am totally in full agreement with what he has to say. I think Dr. Mohler is a true man of God and I am thankful that he is able to stand up in this lost and dying world. I think it is a challenge to all believers that we are to love the person and hate the sin and to remember that ALL have fallen short of the glory of God and that we are all sinners, some of whom have been saved by His amazing grace.

March 13, 2007

Daylight Savings Time

So I woke up for the third morning in a row to complete darkness! I don't like that! What is the point of Daylight Savings Time anyway? My husband and I left for work about 5 min to 7 this morning and it looked like the sun was just rising. What's the point? I'm with Indiana and Arizona in not changing the time ever...although does that mess their TV show schedule completely up? Does that mean that they used to watch Grey's Anatamy in Indiana at 8 pm and now they have to wait until 9 pm? That might be even more confusing than waking up to darkness instead of light!

March 12, 2007

Who or What are You Governed By?

It was announced yesterday morning at church that our pastor, Todd Wilson, would ask us "Are You Increasingly Governed by God's Word?" at church last night. Well the title alone made me not desire to go back last night, but I did. What an awesome message it was. He also asked us what we value. That hit hard as well. Have you ever thought about that? I mean what do you look to as the most valuable thing to you. Would it be your Bible? I left church encouraged and challenged. The Word of God is so many things, it is sweeter than honey according to Psalm 19. It is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword according to Hebrews 4:12. I think it is just awesome that a book that was written so long ago is still as valuable today as it was to the early Christians or even to our patriarchs. Anyway, I challenge you today to make the Word of God as precious to you and any other thing/person/object in your life!

March 09, 2007

I just had to do it!

So, it seems everyone else in the world has a blog so I will start my own. I will write about whatever is going on in the life of the Jackson crew. Write now it's just me and my husband. We live in the metro Birmingham area and are absolutely loving it. God has been very good to us! We have been married for almost 3 years and WOW, God has taught us A LOT! I'll share more as I get move involved with this thing...bare with me..I'm a newbie!