Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thoughts To Ponder

Auntie Lynn has been posting quotes from "Seeking the Face of God" By Gary Thomas.
It would behoove you to visit her blog daily and spend some time studying these quotes. Here are three that particularly apply to the Christian walk and self-discipline:

"Setting goals, but being unwilling to train toward them leaves us worse off than ignoring goals altogether, for we have done nothing but add an element of insincerity to our lives."

"Spiritual training assumes we can change--that the lazy can, in cooperation with the Spirit's work, become more diligent, the selfish can learn to love, and the cruel can learn to be kind. We needn't see ourselves as slaves to the darker sides of our personalities."

" That's just the way I am" is a confession of sloth, not humility."

After reading these I always feel convicted, edified, and encouraged--ready to begin a new day in pursuit of those character traits not easily exercised by my weak flesh. I hope you will give these some thought and share with me your comments. - Love, Pritchett

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Of Apples and Wine

Woman are like apples on trees. The best are at the top of the tree. Most men don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they sometimes take the apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy. The apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they're amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who is brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree.

Now men, men are like fine wine. They begin as grapes, and it's up to women to stomp the sh*t out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.

Please forgive, just couldn't resist-- Pritchett

Friday, November 21, 2008

Going to sea

To Pritchett and the girls

Look east unto the sea until she returns me to arms again.

Love Daddy

Be Happy, Don't Worry!

The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice!
Psalm 97:1

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, let us prepare our hearts and minds to be thankful for all our many blessings. Let us bring to remembrance each blessing in our life be it good health, food and warmth, or family. Let the list be long!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Our "Baby" Done Good!

Parenting is all about the balancing of the desire to keep your little chicks right under your wing and the instinct to prepare them to "fly from the nest". Elvis fluffed her wings a bit tonight when she walked into a room full of strangers in order to follow her dreams and achieve her goals. And though a knot forms in my stomach as those wings begin to stretch, I know I can't hold her back forever. It would be against nature and the natural order of things. Much time in prayer has been invested for Elvis' future--that she will fulfill her dreams, hopefully, as she follows God's will for her life. Elvis, we're proud of you.

Apologetics 101

Someone once said, “It takes a little knowledge to believe something, still more knowledge to explain something, and even more knowledge to defend something.” The ability to clearly articulate and adequately defend the faith is an ability that cannot be overemphasized. Believers must know not only what they believe but why they believe it.
In every age bracket, Christian people must know that the Christian faith is credible. It is founded upon an impressive collection of historically documented evidence. Our faith is not blind and our defense of it does not have to be uninformed. Albert Barnes expresses the issue with accuracy:

“Christianity is founded on evidence; and though it cannot be supposed that every Christian will be able to understand all that is involved in what are called the evidences of Christianity, or to meet all the objections of the enemies of the gospel; yet every man who becomes a Christian should have such intelligent views of religion, and of the evidences of the truth of the Bible, that he can show to others that the religion which he has embraced has claims to their attention, or that it is not a mere matter of education, of tradition, or of feeling. It should also be an object with every Christian to increase his acquaintance with the evidences of the truth of religion, not only for his own stability and comfort in the faith, but that he may be able to defend religion if attacked, or to guide others if they are desirous of knowing what is truth.”
- taken from “Be Ready to Answer”, Michael Gowens

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


In two weeks I have to give a 3 to 5 min. Informative Speech.

I am now open for topic suggetions.

ooh and Mine and Morgan's tueday night classes were both canceled next week so we will be home earlier afternoon...YAY!

Worldview 101

"And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: having a good conscience; that whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ." IPeter 3:13-16

"A fierce battle is being waged today. It's a battle between right and wrong, truth and error, and good and evil. You and I are standing, whether we realize it or not, squarely in the middle of this heated conflict." - "Be Ready to Answer", Michael Gowens

At every army fort today is an ammunitions bunker, storing a vast array of weapons for use in war. Well, we are at war today. I've been thinking of late that we should store the "weapons of our warfare" in one place-- a place easily accessible where the thoughts of others, appropriate scripture, and factual evidence can all dwell together in an organized manner for quick and easy reference. I think a binder would be just the thing, with tabs to organize various types of information. A "Worldview Binder" of sorts. Tell me what you think? I will be responsible for the initial setup of each binder, and periodically post information, scripture that should be safely tucked away for future reference, and not just future reference -- but for daily and weekly review. Because the most accessible storehouse we possess is our own mind.

If at first you don't succeed...

Bravo, Maggie!!!