Sharing with permission.
From a wonderful deaf young lady who is a friend of ours at Living Word Deaf Church. She now wears a cochlear implant, but grew up deaf.
Sharing this to promote understanding of Deaf culture.
I'm sure Jennifer's attitude here will be really difficult for a lot of hearing folks to understand, but it is actually pretty common in Deaf community, where there has been a strong move in recent decades towards Deaf Identity and Deaf Pride.
Many deaf peopl
This essential truth!
I need to be reminded every single day: "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty" (Psalm 91:1) "It is most instructive and inspiring to read the Psalms, when we remember that they would have formed the main spiritual food for the Lord Jesus when, as a Man, He walked this earth.
In a world like this, how can a man live and triumph and please God?
This particular Psalm, as the Lord Jesus fed u
What we see:
"God is good!" or "God is SO good!"
When the prayers are answered and the danger removed and we or our loved ones are delivered.
(And we very well SHOULD see such praise and thanksgiving when God graciously gives us the blessing or deliverance we so diligently sought! Absolutely NOT knocking this in the least ! “It is meet and right for us to do!") What we so SELDOM see:
(But, thank God, we DO sometimes see! I want to point out, if we look through our tears,
Thoughts on Psalm 91 from T. Austin-Sparks Now, I have said that the life of the Lord Jesus will correct our misconceptions of spiritual things: and that is certainly true with relation to all the troubles and trials which are described in this Psalm. For it is a part of our foolishness that we vainly imagine that the closer a man is to the Lord, the easier, the freer from difficulties and trials will his life be. We are completely mistaken; that is quite a misconception. And
From an amazing little booklet, called "Abide Under the Shadow of the Almighty:" "I have said that these afflictions have to be.
For still the question is raised, as it was in Job's day, in the counsels of Heaven, as to whether a man will rejoice in God , and enjoy and testify of His love, when he has nothing outwardly at all to prove it.
Still Satan goes on saying, as he did in those days, 'Of course, those people sing! Of course they are radiant; of course they are happy
ust found out (through Facebook) it’s National Daughters’ Day!
I’m so privileged to say I was blessed with two, and they were my first two. They had me wrapped from day one, each of them.
Proud of the women they are today; delighted with the bond we have, though there’s certainly a difference between those dress up and dollhouses days and the more sober and heavy world of now.
I love you both so much, and my first beautiful granddaughter has brought back so much of thos
Thank you so much, everyone who prayed concerning Hurricane Florence! We really came out unscathed - not even a momentary power outage (if you sneeze in the wrong direction in Lynchburg, it causes a power outage!). Some tragic ramifications in the Carolinas, of course; please continue to pray for those whose lives were turned upside down and will be affected for months, even years to come.
It’s so easy to say, well, look at that: we evidently didn’t need to get all that con
Seen on the FB page of a friend who has just recently become a member of this elite "club" Karen and I joined 27 months ago. It says it so perfectly. I'm really not into tattoos (you can ask my son, Abel!).
But straightlaced, conservative me broke down and got one on my left upper arm, strictly to honor Levi, on the day of the eight month anniversary.
A family member asked if I chose that particular location in order to "keep him close to my heart."
Ah, no, said I. There
I believe there's definite truth here, especially pertaining to the male of the species.
I battle with anger, actually going back before Levi's exodus to my Dad's death (2008), followed rather quickly by my eldest sister and my Mom in the few short years after that (as well as a couple other traumatic events we don't need to discuss here 😕).
It makes sense to me that it's not necessarily a rational anger, or one I could justify under the circumstances, but more of an und