Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Celebrating 20 Years... and counting...

While the years fly by;
none can deny;
that time only strengthens
true love.

Love is not a matter of counting the years,
it's a matter of making the years count.
~ William Smith

Love's promise
is fulfilled
one day at a time,
one year to the next,
one joy after another.

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
 ~Paul Sweeney

Married - February 17, 1990
Stockton, CA

A successful marriage requires
falling in love many times, always
with the same person.

Mignon Mclaughlin

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

It's God's Church!

Whether the "Apostolic movement" is in trouble or not shouldn't be of great concern. Organizations, fellowships, and religious orders may come and go but this I know: The Church remains triumphant! For all those fearful Chicken Littles out there, God's not worried. Everything is on time and going according to His Grand and Glorious Plan.

What is disturbing is the negative fear mongering that goes on in various venues on a regular basis. Not getting enough attention? Got a problem with identity? Need a following? ......... Create an "enemy" or "crisis" and then rally those who are gullible to your cause. It's an old method tried and true in its effect.

The Church is in beautiful shape! Its victory is guaranteed. Now your "little kingdom" may be in trouble but God's church ......NEVER!!!

Matt 16:18
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Eph 1:3-12
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

Published with permission from the author:  Larry W. Renison (My Father)
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