Tag Archives: God’s creation

dad.life…proud.dad

Here’s a random, extremely true thought…

I am so grateful that God chose ME to be the father of these TWO AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL, SMART, TALENTED, SWEET girls. That’s all for now…

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encouragement

7 The teachings of the Lord are perfect;
they give new strength.
The rules of the Lord can be trusted;
they make plain people wise.
8 The orders of the Lord are right;
they make people happy.
The commands of the Lord are pure;
they light up the way.
9 Respect for the Lord is good;
it will last forever.
The judgments of the Lord are true;
they are completely right.
10 They are worth more than gold,
even the purest gold.
They are sweeter than honey,
even the finest honey.
11 By them your servant is warned.
Keeping them brings great reward.

Psalm 19:7-11 (New Century Version)

pentecost.sunday

holy spirit

Pentecost Sunday is both an end and a beginning. It’s not only the culmination of the season of Easter, it also represents the dawn of a new day in the life of the church. Just as believers are empowered by the Spirit, the message of the risen Lord is trumpeted around the world.

In the early church, Pentecost was the end of Eastertide (as in the Jewish calendar from Passover to the Feast of Weeks). In the modern era, Pentecost has received greater attention because of the renewed emphasis on the Holy Spirit, especially in charismatic and holiness communities.

Like each of the great events of the church year, the focus of Pentecost is not to relive a historical event, but to yield ourselves to God and to be drawn deeper into the graces He has already bestowed on us. The Holy Spirit was poured out on the church 2,000 years ago, but the prayer of our human spirit each day is “purify me and fill me yet more.”

In fact, Pentecost Sunday is the birthday of the church. Next to Easter, this should be one of the most exciting days in the life of every believer. The major emphasis is the power of the Holy Spirit, sent forth to produce holy, living, and anointed ministry.

took this great description of pentecost sunday from this blog