Archive for October, 2012

Friends

“So when I moved to Florida, we needed to stop at a motel. Sue wouldn’t let me check until she checked the bed for bugs.” We all laughed.

“So you used one of those special lights?”Keri-Rose asked.

“Honey, that was over 30 years ago!” Sue sipped on her latte.

A though occurred to me. “Keri-Rose was just born!”

Friends, a generation apart.

There was a comfortable silence.

30-year-old Keri-Rose wore a stylish dress shirt with cute gray flats and a scarf. Sue and I were dressed with our thrift-store finds, but our clothes didn’t look as good on us as on KR. Time has a way of doing that. Sue and I are okay with that.

“Sue and I have been friends for over 30 years. I’m really good friends with her sister-in-law, Cathy, even though I haven’t seen her for 25 years. They were both in my wedding.”

“You’re still friends after not seeing each other for that long?”

Sue and I looked at each other, hands clasped around warm Starbucks mugs. “There’s a certain kind of friend, that no matter how long it’s been, when you see each other, it’s just like you were never apart.”

“I don’t have that.”

“You’re not old enough,” I added.

Funny how that is. Life marches on but real friendships remain.

Sitting there with my young friend–her life ahead of her, and my older friend–her children grown, I felt incredibly wealthy.

A big hello to all my friends out there, both young and old. I’m so much richer for knowing you.

 

Do you have a friend of two like that? Tell me about them.

 

 

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Recite Romans 1:16-23

How’s your Recite Romans journey going? Don’t be afraid to try!

Here’s my outline for today:

I. Righteousness Revealed 16-17

Principle-THE GOSPEL IS GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS REVEALED

How can you treasure the gospel this week?

II. Wrath Revealed 18-19

Principle-GOD’S WRATH IS DESERVED

Are you suppressing the truth of God by disobedience?                                                                  Will you share God’s invisible attributes this week?

III. Attributes Ignored 20-23

Principle-MAN CHOSE TO IGNORE GOD’S ATTRIBUTES AND STANDS CONDEMNED

Are you honoring God? Is there anything that you’re doing that dishonors Him?                   Do you have idols that have taken the supreme place the Lord should have in your life?

SUBJECT SENTENCE-BECAUSE MAN IGNORED GOD’S RIGHTNESS AND ATTRIBUTES, GOD’S WRATH IS REVEALED.

AIM-TAKE TIME THIS WEEK TO TREASURE THE GOSPEL

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Recite Romans 1:8-15

Hello friends!

How’s your memorization coming? Mine is coming right along.

Don’t forget to ask the Lord to help you memorize. I’ve been plugging away on the exercise equipment at the gym, reciting Romans. Every other day my friend Carolyn comes with me. She’s Reciting Romans, too.

Find a partner. Say a prayer. Keep going.

 

 

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Recite Romans Outline

Okay, all you in cyber-space, build up that gray matter by accepting the challenge to Recite Romans! You don’t have to do all of it. You could do one chapter or a verse a week. All Scripture is a treasure.

Those of us running that Romans race are not planning to recite all of it at once. Just chapter by chapter. Also, I’m doing a video-blog on Sundays to outline the next section to memorize, along with principles and an aim. In fact, I’ll give you my basic outline for the next three weeks now, plus a review of last week, so you can look it over and see if you would like to join us.

Here are the weeks ahead with the first week that I already posted filled in. If you’d like to view that vlog, go to my previous post.

1-7

I. Paul 1

PRINCIPLE-PAUL WAS CALLED FOR A PURPOSE.

II. Jesus 2-4

PRINCIPLE-JESUS IS THE PROMISED MESSIAH.

III. Believers 5-7

PRINCIPLE-BELIEVERS ARE TO PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL TO ALL THE NATIONS.

SUBJECT SENTENCE

APOSTLE PAUL DECLARES JESUS AS THE SON OF GOD TO ROMANS.

AIM

SHARE THE GOOD NEWS AROUND YOU WITH ONE PERSON THIS WEEK.

8-15

I. Thanks in Prayers 8-10

II. Visit to Encourage 11-12

III. Eager to Preach 13-15

16-23

I. Righteousness Revealed 16-17

II. Wrath Revealed 18-19

III. Attributes Ignored 20-23

24-32

I. Given up to Impurity 24-25

II. Given up to Passions 26-27

III. Given up to Debased Minds 28-32

See you on Sunday with part two.

Remember, invest in heaven by reciting Romans!