6 For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. 11 And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.
Monthly Archives: April 2010
A video Phoebe and I recorded for the I Am Not Ashamed project – check it out!
Sorry there was not video this morning – I just fixed the link, so now you can watch.
The recipe I want to share with you today, I came up with on Sunday afternoon.
Risotto Rice (variations on a theme)
You will need:
- 1 bag (16 oz.) brown rice
- 1 medium yellow bell pepper
- 5-6 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 tsp. all natural sea salt
- 1 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 pinch Horseradish root powder
- 1/2 tsp. Celery seeds
- 1 tsp. Thyme leaves (dried)
In a large iron skillet, add safflower oil (or your favorite cooking oil) until bottom of pan is thoroughly oily.
Dice yellow bell pepper and garlic, add to skillet, turn on. Saute bell pepper and garlic until slightly brown (about 2 minutes), add brown rice.
Add tomato juice, let simmer for 5 minutes, add more tomato juice or water until the rice is fully submerged.
You will need to stir the rice every couple of minutes to prevent scorching or burning.
Cooking time – 1 hour (or until desired softness, more if you like your rice mushy)
Serves – 8
Our ultimate ethic is pragmatism, our ethic is not God’s law anymore we’re a nation of pragmatists. And that especially applies to conservatives and republicans, conservatives are pragmatists, and because conservatives are pragmatists. Conservatives have guaranteed to lose this battle, they will lose, they know they are going to lose, because they have adopted pragmatism. They have abandoned God’s law as the ultimate source for human ethics, and therefore we are predestined to a continued slide into Gomorrah, as long as we are pragmatists.” Kevin P. Swanson
18:1 I love you, O Lord, my strength.
2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,
and I am saved from my enemies.
4 The cords of death encompassed me;
the torrents of destruction assailed me;
5 the cords of Sheol entangled me;
the snares of death confronted me.
6 In my distress I called upon the Lord;
to my God I cried for help.
From his temple he heard my voice,
and my cry to him reached his ears.
Psalm 18:1-6 ESV
They tell us, Sir, that we are weak, — unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak, if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power.
Three millions of People, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Beside, Sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of Nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, Sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, Sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable; and let it come! I repeat, Sir, let it come!
It is in vain, Sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace! — but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the North will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that Gentlemen with? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
From ONE HUNDRED AND ONE FAMOUS POEMS, c.1929, The Cable Company, Chicago, page 177.