Monthly Archives: December 2017

Flintstone’s Ten Commandments

Here is my first attempt at using the iPhone to make a “movie” out of the pictures and the audio recording we made during children’s time a few Sundays ago. Down the road, I’ll learn the technology better and you’ll be able to actually read all the words… but until then… ENJOY!

Please follow this link and watch (& give a thumbs up) on the actual YouTube site. This allows us to post the video where everyone can access it, not just the people who use Facebook. Thanks!


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When I was growing up, every so often some of the older kids would use some words I wasn’t supposed to say and whatever adult happened to be around would respond, in a disciplinary tone of voice, with “WATCH YOUR MOUTH!”

Proverbs 10:11, in the English Standard Version (ESV), matter of factly states

“The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.”

Now the question is ‘Which part of the verse describes the words, conversation, and commentary that comes out of MY mouth?’ (Or yours?)

Which kind of mouth do we have?

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SONG: Wesley’s Prayer

Below, I have inserted a link to a new song based on the traditional Wesley’s Prayer that I have fallen in love with. I heard it for the first time at the Wesleyan Covenant Association’s inaugural event in Chicago in October 2016. Check it out!

Here’s the traditional Wesley’s Prayer as well.

“I am no longer my own, but thine.

Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt.

Put me to doing, put me to suffering.

Let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee,

exalted for thee or brought low for thee.

Let me be full, let me be empty.

Let me have all things, let me have nothing.

I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal.

And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

thou art mine, and I am thine.

So be it.

And the covenant which I have made on earth,

let it be ratified in heaven.


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Killing Time?

O Word of our God, I betrayed you, the Truth, with my falsehood, when I promised to hallow the hours that vanish away.

–Gregory of Nazianus

This summer, I ran across this ancient prayer from the 4th Century. Speaks strongly about how we are responsible before God to use our free time… and “killing time” as well.

O Lord, we’ll need your help to live into this prayer!

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