Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Helicopters have been flying over our house today. I said to the girls " I wonder why there are so many helicopters flying over the house today." Jesslyn said, "It is probably helicopter day today." I love that answer. So simple. Makes me smile.

I will be finishing up my last podcast in Genesis today. Looking forward to getting into anther series.

I also just finished up my new John Piper book titled The Power of Words and the Wonder of God. Good read, particularly chapter 4 by Mark Driscoll. He wrote about the controversial words Jesus spoke..... for example:
"Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman without discretion." Proverbs 11:22

"Sometimes, God's rebuke is incredibly graphic. This is because bad things (like whoring) need bad words (like whoring) and not good words (like partner); otherwise people get confused, especially dumb sheep.' (p. 85)

I love this. I think we have become too influenced by our society of "keeping nice" and not wanting to offend. I also love that this is the chapter that they gave to Driscoll to write. Completely fitting.

4 comments:

Saxon and Shannon said...

So tell us what is really on your mind...:)

Kristy said...

Shannon... I learned this from you ;)

Drew said...

I'm glad that God doesn't sugarcoat things and makes us deal with things - even if it's uncomfortable. Especially so this dumb sheep can't get confused about what He is really saying.

Drew said...

"I always wanted to ride in one of them fancy helly-copters."

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