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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Open Your Eyes and Look

Are you guilty of being a poor looker?  Most of us are.  We see things every day, but we're not really paying attention, looking with our minds made up about what we'll see before we even see it.  It can be true of people, situations, even our own back yard. 

We just recently had the first decent snow around here in the last couple years.  Our oldest son went out on a little walk through our modest little 3 acres, and found all sorts of beautiful images.  Here are just a few. 

The thing is, we live here.  Yes, it doesn't snow like this all the time, so it doesn't always look quite like this, but still...this is our own back yard.  Surrounded by the beauty of God's creation on a regular basis.  And most of the time, I don't see it. I'm not a very good looker. 

I urge you to take a little time over the next few days.  As you're driving to work, to school, to the store, or just walking to the mail box.  Look around.  Take a minute and consider the beauty of God's world.  Sure there are lots of problems: wars, and "sequestering" and looming tax bills, and on and on.  But God is there in the midst of all of it.  And if we'll take the time to look, He's a lot more obvious than we think.  

Take a look around.  It may be a real eye-opening experience.  

(Thanks for the pictures, and the lesson, Nathanael)

Friday, February 22, 2013

Have You Embarrassed Your Kids Lately?

I'm preaching my way through the book of Ephesians, and we've come to chapter 6.  If you know this book, then you know this is the part about children obeying parents and parents not "exasperating" their children.  We've had a lot of fun with this over the years.  Because my children are mostly Biblically literate, anytime I would try to throw out the "children obey your parents" card, they would respond with "Fathers don't exasperate your children."

Now, before you get the impression that they are just a bunch of smart alecks, know that this only happens when we are having a little fun, never as a rude response to genuine parental guidance or discipline.  But anyway...

In studying up on the idea of what it means to "exasperate" your children, I like the translation that says "do not provoke your children to anger."  It has the idea of lording parental authority over those children in a way that leads to anger, bitterness, resentment.  The key here, is that it does not in any way (I think) address the issue of embarrassing your children. 

You see, I think it's a requirement of all good fathers to embarrass their children on a regular basis.  In public when possible, but even at home is good.  Maybe it's because I have a little growing up to do myself still, but I love to find ways to make my children let out a good "Daa-aaad!"  Makes my day. 

I'm looking forward to that opportunity tonight.  Actually, I've been put on notice by my son not to do anything embarrassing, but, you know how that goes.  We're going to hear my favorite Christian rap artist, Flame.  He's coming to town as part of a worldview/apologetics conference which will be taught by a couple professors from Boyce College/Southern Seminary along with Marcus Gray (aka Flame).  As a bonus, Flame is doing a concert tonight.

Now, I know that most ultra conservative, middle age, overweight white preachers are not rap fans, and even if they like some of the music, wouldn't make a spectacle of themselves at a concert.  But then, most of those guys don't have my appreciation for embarrassing their children!  Again, my 18 year old son has already issued me a warning...actually more of a plea:  Please, Dad, don't do anything crazy!  But hey, where's the fun in that??

Seriously, though.  The threat of embarrassing concert behavior aside, I thank God every day that I have such a "fun" relationship with my kids.  The older three are all in the "adult" category now (17 and over), and yet they all still show love, affection, and appreciation to their mother and me on a regular basis.  We have an open relationship in terms of communication about anything and everything, and they are all growing into mature, godly young adults.  In spite of me!

So, I may not have all the details of Ephesians 6 worked out perfectly.  I'm sure there are times when I have indeed "exasperated" my children.  There are times when my sinful, selfish self got the better of me and I may have abused my parental authority.  But by God's grace, it hasn't led to my children being bitter, angry or resentful, and for that I'm truly grateful.

And since I know it's by God's grace alone that this is true, and that Christ is the only refuge in life, I'll let you enjoy this little number about resting in that grace by Flame, featuring Josh Reedy of Decemberadio.  Me?  I'll be warming up my "sick dance moves" for tonight!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Because I Need the Encouragement

Suffering yet again this season from a few physical ailments, I’ve been in need of a little encouragement.  My sufferings (or rather my whinings) are not severe, but it is a reminder that we all need encouragement from time to time.  And so I find it in these words from Charles Spurgeon in a message called Encourage Your Minister based on Deuteronomy 1:38.  I hope you are encouraged as well. 

This teaches us, I think, that GOD, EVEN OUR GOD, IS GRACIOUSLY CONSIDERATE OF HIS SERVANTS, and would have them well fitted for high enterprise with good courage. He doth not send them as a tyrant would send a soldier upon an errand for which he is not capable; nor does he afterwards withhold his succor, forgetful of the straits to which they may be reduced; but he is very careful of his servants, and will not let one of them perish. He counts them as the apple of his eye, keeps them at all hours, and defends them from all dangers. Why is this?

The Lord our God hath strong reasons for being thus considerate of his servants. Are they not his children? Is he not their Father? Doth he not love them? If all human loves could be put together, they would scarce make a drop in a bucket, compared with the ocean of love which God the Father hath towards his children. All mothers’ loves, all the loves of friends, of brothers and of sisters, of husbands and of wives, if all piled together, would be a molehill, compared with the towering mountain of the divine love which God the Father hath towards his chosen. We are — and there is no other figure which sets forth the whole length and breadth of that love — we are as dear to God as his only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ…

Will he ever send forth his servants to let them fall by the hand of the adversary? He is too jealous of his great name. His honor is too much concerned ever to permit this. Ye feeble ones, to whom God hath given to do or to suffer for his name’s sake, rest assured that he hath his eye upon you now. He cannot leave you, unless he can cease to be “God over all, blessed for ever.” He cannot forget you, for his heart of love can never change, and the relationship which he has towards you can never be dissolved. Beloved, God the Father careth for his children, because they are his children, and because his honor is concerned in them. How sweet the thought, if I fail, God fails; if I succeed, being God’s sent servant, God hath all the honor. Could I lean on him and fail, then to that degree God’s purpose is not fulfilled, God’s promise is not kept, God’s nature is not glorified. Oh, when ye can fall back on the name, the renown, the very character of God; when ye can say, as Moses said upon the Mount, “What wilt thou do for thy great name?” When ye can plead as Luther did, “Lord, this is no quarrel of mine, it is thine. Thou knowest thou didst put me to speak against thy foes, and now if thou leave me, where is thy truth? “When ye can plead with God in this way, surely he will give you a rescue. Ye cannot fail when your cause is God’s cause…

The Christian man must have his spirits sustained, in order that he may glorify the Lord. If his spirits are kept up, he will be able to endure trial upon trial. He comes to the fire, but it will never kindle upon him when his faith is firm. He walks through the rivers, but the floods never overflow him while he can look to his God. The sweetest songs believers ever have are those they sing at night. God’s people are like the nightingale — their music is best heard when the sun is gone down. Oh, how much depends on your spirits being supported! Let the spirits sink, and a little trouble lays like a dead weight upon the soul. On the other hand, if faith be firm, tons of trouble become light as a feather. Unless the spirits of God’s people be sustained, they will dishonor their God; they will think hard things of him, and perhaps they will speak hard things against him, and so the holy name of God will not be had in repute. What a bad example it is! This disease of doubtfulness and discouragement is an epidemic that soon spreads amongst the Lord’s flock. One downcast believer makes twenty sad. This phobia is a contagious species of madness; soon are men bitten with it; if one doubt of the promise of God, straightway a whole congregation will begin to foam with like doubts. When Paul was in the ship and took bread and ate it in the midst of the storm, then all the crew were encouraged; but if Paul had been downcast, then, from the captain to the smallest cabin-boy, there would have been great distress.

Oh, be of good courage! for the sake of your brothers and sisters in Christ; when you would say a hard or bitter thing, keep it back as David did, lest he should offend against the generation of God’s people. “When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me.” Unless your courage is kept up, Satan will be too much for you? My experience teaches me that the cowardly old tempter always comes upon us when we are in our worst state. If he would but meet me sometimes, I could drive him as chaff before the wind; but he will always meet me when an attack of bile, or some domestic trouble, or ill tidings in the camp, hinder my cheerfulness. Then, sure enough, in some dark, narrow lane, stands the arch-enemy, with his sword drawn, and he swears he will spill the blood of my soul. But just let the heart be right, let the spirit be joyful in God my Savior, the joy of the Lord shall be your strength, and no fiend of hell shall make headway against you.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Gospel Without Guilt?

Is it possible to preach the Gospel without preaching sin and conviction?  I mean, of course it’s possible to do it, but is it the genuine Gospel?

We attended a really fun event recently with lots of Christian bands (at least most of them seemed to be.  One band…..I don’t know).  Anyway, I like a good night of entertainment, especially one that honors God with the lyrics and the “message” between songs.  But one theme in one “message” seemed a little off.

I don’t want to mention names here, because I know these folks mean well, and I know that in large part they are only the product of our recent church “culture.”  But the basic message seemed to be “Guilt is bad; conviction is bad.  People don’t need to feel bad, they just need to know God loves them.”  Is that enough?  Is that the gospel?

Is it really enough just to tell people God loves them and Jesus died for them if they have no concept of why His dying is significant?  I’ve often told people that I could go home and tell my wife “I love you so much I’m going to jump off a cliff and die for you.”  How is that showing my love?  How is that significant?  Answer: it’s not.  So how is Jesus dying significant and a demonstration of love?

To answer that we have to talk about sin, don’t we?  We have to talk about the Law and holiness and God’s demands and how we’ve failed to meet them because of our sin.  All these “God without religion” folks out there forget that God is the one who gave us the Law to begin with.  He gave us that “religion” to show His holiness and His demand for our own holiness; to show us we could never live up to that standard on our own.

We need to tell folks that because of our sin, because we have violated the Law, we are deserving of wrath and death.  All of us.  All…of…us.  Now we can talk about God’s love and Christ’s dying with some meaning.  Now we understand that in love and grace and mercy, God sent Jesus to die in our place, to take the punishment we deserve, to suffer wrath in our place.  That’s why His dying for us is a demonstration of love.  Because it deals with the sin problem.

Unless we understand that, unless we feel the conviction of sin, then the truth that God loves us and Jesus died for us has no “teeth.”  It’s not that we want to beat people over the head with a guilt stick, but the truth is they do need to feel guilty, at least at first because they are guilty.  It’s not that we relish other’s suffering, but to know what life in Christ is all about, you have to first know that you are dead apart from Him.

Am I making too much of this?  Is it ok to simply say that “God loves you no matter what you do, and you don’t need to feel guilty”?  That doesn’t seem to be the testimony of Scripture, or of the church for the last 2,000 years.  It seems only to really be the product of our 20th/21st century American mindset that is all about warm fuzzies and me-centered theology, where God is created in my own image. 

Please hear me.  I love to talk about grace more than just about anything.  I mean, come on, look at the title of this blog for pity’s sake.  But grace means nothing unless you understand what you are being given grace for.  If you deserve His love, His love isn’t grace, is it?  If you’re so loveable that God simply couldn’t resist, then His sacrifice in Christ seems a little pointless.  It’s only in the face of sin, guilt and death that Christ’s love and sacrifice become a thing of grace.

So, please.  All you out there who have the chance to speak to crowds of young people, or even just a few people in general. No, we don’t want to beat people over the head with a guilt stick, but people need to know the truth of their sin, and experience conviction under the power of the Holy Spirit, in order for true grace to be proclaimed and received.  And then it becomes the most beautiful, most powerful, most breath taking reality ever.  Because I’m dead, I need life.  Because I’m guilty, I need to be redeemed.  Because I’m lost, I need to be saved.  Because I’m a sinner, I need Jesus.  That’s the Gospel. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Would You Like A Jelly Baby?

(Warning.  The following entry is purely trivial and may be the cause of serious wasting of time)

Today, I'm told, is National Gum Drop Day.  Yes, a day to celebrate those wonderful little candies that get stuck in your mouth.  I'm not sure if the Bassett's Jelly Babies are technically a gum drop or not, but we're going to count it.

For those who don't know, Jelly Babies are a sweet little treat from Britain that date back to the end of WWI.  Originally called "Peace Babies" they were made in celebration of the ending of that war.  The Jelly Baby name came in the 1950s, and in the 1960s they were said to be a favorite of Beatle George Harrison, prompting fans to toss them at him.

But the Jelly Babies real claim to fame is that they are the favorite of a certain Time Lord simply known as "The Doctor."  Doctor Who fans are well aware of the history of The Doctor and Jelly Babies, especially as played by Tom Baker.  He regularly offered them to friend and foe alike, and often the phrase "Would you  like a Jelly Baby?" was used to diffuse a tense situation.  Since the Fourth Doctor has always been my favorite, my oldest daughter actually ordered some genuine Jelly Babies all the way from the UK as a Christmas gift for me.  What a kid!

So, in honor of Gum Drop Day, and simply as a complete waste of time, here is the complete collection of every Jelly Baby reference from The Doctor.  Have a bite and enjoy. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Christ Worthy to be Trusted: A (repeat) Birthday Testimony ...

Here is last year's post for my birthday.  I really do like Spurgeon's words, so I'll simply share it again this year: 

Christ Worthy to be Trusted: A Birthday Testimony and Plea

On Sunday morning, June 19th, 1861, C. H. Spurgeon delivered a message to his London congregation from Zechariah 12. He was calling them to look to Christ, to see His glory, to see their sin, and to trust His sacrifice. The date was his 27th birthday. That a man can show so much maturity at such an age has always amazed me…and rebuked me at the same time.

Anyway, at the conclusion of the message, he pleads with his hearers to trust in Christ because he is worthy to be trusted. He speaks, just briefly in passing of his birthday and offers a personal testimony of Christ’s worthiness to be trusted.

Though I’m…well…a bit past 27, these words match the testimony of my own heart more completely than you can imagine. And so, on the occasion of my own “crossing into another year” I offer you the same testimony and the same plea: trust in Christ. Here are Pastor Spurgeon’s words:

This is God’s testimony, that Christ is able to save. O that you would trust him. My soul, thou hast regretted a thousand things, but thou hast never regretted trusting Christ in thy youth. Many have wept that they did not come to Christ before, but none ever lamented that they came too early. Why not this very day? O Holy Spirit, make it so!

As to myself, I cross this day into another year of my own life and history, and I bear witness that my Master is worth trusting, Oh! it is a blessed thing to be a Christian; it is a sweet thing to be a believer in Christ, and though I, of all men, perhaps, am the subject of the deepest depression of spirits at times, yet there lives not a soul who can say more truthfully than I, “My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.” He who is mighty hath looked upon me with eyes of love and made me his child, and I trust him this day as I have trusted him aforetime.

But now I would to God that this day some of you would begin to trust in him. It is the Spirit’s work, but still he works through means. I think he is working in your heart now. Young man, those tears look hopeful: I thank God that those eyes feel burning now. I pray you do not go chatting on the road home and missing any good impression. Go to your chamber, fall upon your knees, cry out to God, entreat his favor. This day let it be! None of the devil’s to-morrows — away with them! away with them! “To-day it ye will hear his voice, harden not your heart.” May the Spirit of God constrain you to “Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.”

Monday, February 11, 2013

Improving Worship

I had a rather unique experience yesterday.  Following the morning service, a woman who was visiting, and I’m not sure if I’ve ever met before, met me on the way out and asked if she could share her views on her worship “experience” with us that morning.  I said sure, and she promptly gave me a brief “critique” of our service, from how she “felt” due to the seating arrangements to her opinion about the number of songs we sang.  I thanked her for sharing and she left.

And I’m left thinking, “what was that all about?”  Granted, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but to walk in to a church for what I believe was the first time, and give a critical review to the pastor on the way out?  I don’t know this person, I don’t their background, I don’t know their spiritual maturity level, I don’t know a lot of things, and so quite frankly her opinions didn’t carry much weight. 

Not that I don’t care what people think, but I value more the opinions of those I know, those I know have a mature relationship with Christ, those who I know have a mature understanding of worship and what we’re trying to accomplish.  So, while I appreciate the person’s candor, in the end I didn’t find it very helpful.

Or was it.  Certainly we ought to take time and consider what we’re doing in worship from time to time.  We’re all open to a little critique and we all have room for improvement.  Her comments weren’t overly harsh (and she did say nice things about the sermon, after all, so she can’t be that off!).  One comment I agreed with, while the others I thought were just pure opinion/personal preference. 

But still, can we not use things like this to ask ourselves some questions about what we’re doing and why we’re doing it?  Reflection and evaluation are good, and while in the end we may decide we like things the way they are, is it not healthy still to make sure we’re doing it all for the right reasons?

With that in mind I’d simply point your attention to a series of articles written by Dr. Don Whitney on ways to improve our worship.  I started to just reprint some of those things here, but I didn’t want to violate any copyrights or anything, so I’ll simply link you to the pdf files as they appear on his website.  All three of these are worth your time to look at and consider.

In worship, as in all things, we ought to be giving God our very best.  Evaluation and a willingness to make changes is a healthy thing in that regard.  We don’t have to listen to every opinion, don’t have to cater to every taste (especially those that are just looking for feel good/warm fuzzies).  But a genuine desire to improve our worship is always to be lauded.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

He Knows

In the book Knowledge of the Holy, A. W. Tozer writes this about the knowledge of God…

God perfectly knows Himself and, being the source and author of all things, it follows that He knows all that can be known. And this He knows instantly and with a fullness of perfection that includes every possible item of knowledge concerning everything that exists or could have existed anywhere in the universe at any time in the past or that may exist in the centuries or ages yet unborn.

God knows instantly and effortlessly all matter and all matters, all mind and every mind, all spirit and all spirits, all being and every being, all creaturehood and all creatures, every plurality and all pluralities, all law and every law, all relations, all causes, all thoughts, all mysteries, all enigmas, all feeling, all desires, every unuttered secret, all thrones and dominions, all personalities, all things visible and invisible in heaven and in earth, motion, space, time, life, death, good, evil, heaven, and hell.

Because God knows all things perfectly, He knows no thing better than any other thing, but all things equally well. He never discovers anything. He is never surprised, never amazed. He never wonders about anything nor (except when drawing men out for their own good) does He seek information or ask questions.

So what is it that God doesn’t know?  Answer: Nothing.  He knows everything.  Now, depending on your perspective, and your relationship with Christ, this can be either terrifying or encouraging.  It can bring either conviction or confidence.

On the conviction side, this is a reminder that God knows everything.  Every thought, every motivation of your heart.  You may be one of those people who go through life with people saying things like “he’s basically a good person.”  But you know your heart.  You know what you did last week.  You know what you thought last night.  And guess what?  He knows, too.

One day we will all stand before Him in judgment.  And He will judge you based on His complete knowledge of you.  He won’t judge you based on just those outward acts, just those things other people saw, but those thoughts and motivations.  And no matter how hard you try, you’ll never be able to cover the many, many transgressions against His holy law: lustful thoughts, hateful thoughts, rebellious thoughts.  And you will be condemned.  Because He knows.  

On the confidence side, this is a reminder that God knows everything.  Every thought, every motivation of your heart.  If you have come to Christ in faith and know His saving work, you are intimately aware of your sin.  You know your heart.  You know what you did last week.  You know what you thought last night.  And guess what?  He knows, too.

One day we will all stand before Him in judgment.  And He will judge you based on His complete knowledge of you.  He won’t judge you based on just those outward acts, just those things other people saw, but those thoughts and motivations.  And no matter how hard you try, you’ll never be able to cover the many, many transgressions against His holy law: lustful thoughts, hateful thoughts, rebellious thoughts.  And you will be...saved.  Because He knows.  

Wait a minute!  Those paragraphs are the same.  Why is it that one ends with condemnation and the other with salvation??  Because only the grace of God can overcome our sin.  God knows every single thing, past, present and future. Nothing is hidden from Him.  For the lost, this means every sin is held against you.  For those who experience grace in Christ, this means every sin has been paid for.

Think about it.  God knows every word before you speak it, every sin before you commit it, and yet still Jesus died for you.  He knows things you don’t even know you’re going to do yet, and yet still Jesus died for you.  What an amazing reality.  Because not only does He know, but HE KNOWS YOU.

That great truth in Romans says “For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.”  (Romans 8:29-30, ESV)

He foreknew you. He knew you, everything about you, all your thoughts and all your motivations. And yet He still chose to set His affection on you.  Nothing you can do will surprise God.  Nothing you can do will alter His view of you.  And no circumstance of your life is a surprise to Him either.  You may be confused, but He knows.  He knows what’s happening and He knows why and He will see you through to the desired end which will be for your good and His glory. Oh, how amazing God’s grace is.

And how desperately you need it.  God knows.  He knows you.  You can’t hide from Him.  You can’t fool Him.  You need to repent today, throw yourself on His mercy, trust in His sacrifice on the cross to pay the penalty for your sins, because it is the only thing that will change that last day condemnation to salvation. 

He knows.  Does that terrify you or encourage you?  I pray you will find His grace which changes the one into the other.   

Monday, February 4, 2013

Unity Among the Brethren

“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!” (Psalm 133:1)

What a wonderful thing when brothers live together in unity.  And yet, how often do we not?  Oh, we can laugh about sibling rivalry.  Lots of folks had fun this past weekend with the Super Bowl and the family rivalry of having the opposing head coaches be actual brothers.  I’m sure there has been, and probably will continue to be, a little tension in the Harbaugh family.

And of course, it’s nothing new. The first recorded sin, other than of course The First sin, was the crime of one brother murdering his brother in a jealous rage.  Sibling rivalry taken to he extreme.

Down through the years, the pattern repeats.  Jacob and Esau.  Joseph and his brothers.  Jealousy, sibling rivalry, call it what you will, so often brothers (and sisters) don’t live together in unity.

Sadly, it’s no different in the family of God.  It should be.  But it’s not.  We are told that we are one in Christ, united in Him, and that we ought to be eager to maintain that unity.  (Ephesians 4:3).  Oneness in Christ is a major theme, unity in diversity, seeking the good of one another, bearing one another’s burdens, on and on. 

And yet, so often we see within the family of God the whining and bickering of baby brothers and sisters.  Why is this so hard?  Is it just selfishness and immaturity?  Is it a case of too many unconverted church members?  Is it just that my expectations are too high? 

Again, it’s not like this is anything new.  There was rivalry and squabbling among the twelve while Jesus still walked the earth.  Paul often had to step in and referee church fights (as did countless other church leaders, no doubt).  But why is this?  And, then, why is it such a big deal?

Well, how about this for a reason to be a big deal.  In His great priestly prayer in John 17, Jesus prayed this:  "I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” (John 17:20-21)

Jesus prays that we would be one, so that the world would believe.  Our testimony is affected by our oneness, or lack thereof.  The poor Harbaugh brothers had their sibling rivalry broadcast on national television.  While our squabbles with our brothers and sisters may not reach that scale, trust me that the effect can be nearly as far reaching.

How many local coffee shops are passing gossip that started with one supposedly Christian brother/sister talking about another brother/sister?  And how many non-believers here that gossip, hear how we treat one another, and are lead to doubt the reality of our entire testimony about God?  If it’s true that we are known by our love (John 13:35), then it’s true that we can also be known by our lack of it.  It’s true in our relationships with our Christian brothers and sisters of all kinds, and especially true if our brother/sister happens to be our spouse (how sad to see so many Christian marriages falling apart because of this same selfish and unloving attitude).

I don’t know anything about the Harbaugh brothers.  I’m sure they love each other and that much of the “rivalry” stuff out there just comes from the media playing up a fun angle for the Super Bowl.  But the truth is, folks are like that in most situations.  They see something, and whether it reveals a true underlying issue or not, the perception is going to go far in forming opinions.  If we seem to not like each other, if we speak ill of one another, if we gossip and tear one another down, then I don’t think too many folks are going to believe we truly love one another and seek each other’s best, and bear one another’s burdens.  How very sad.

Truly, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity.  May our desire always be to see that unity maintained so that the world will believe.  And may we put our effort daily into seeing that desire become reality, always ready to follow Paul’s command to “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.”  (Philippians 2:3) 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Happy Groundhog Day 2013

May this joyous day find you all well and happy.  
An especially Happy Groundhog Day to Mr. Bob.  
Here's a little humor to celebrate...

And especially for my eldest...
(The Geeks among us will get it!)

Happy Groundhog Day!
Please celebrate responsibly.