Saturday, June 06, 2009

Seize the Day!

Sometimes life seems to drone on day after day without a break until it just runs together into a mindless piece of mental mud and it becomes impossible to tell where one day stops and another day begins. But the Lord promises us that “His mercies never fail. They are new every morning.” Lam. 3:23

Maybe we get up every day and the day is old and grey and we become stuck in it because our expectation is that we are going to be stuck. We have no hope of anything else. But the promise still stands. God will give us a new day if we can believe for it. Tomorrow really is the first day of the rest of our life, if we can simply believe for it, it can be ours. Tomorrow Lord I am going to get up and I believe you will give me a brand new day, new victories, new hopes, new faith, new challenges, a whole new set of victories because we believe for it! Carpe Diem—seize the day!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

DCA: Homeschool Curriculum

Declaration Christian Academy is part of the Declaration Ministries umbrella. Based in Tennessee, we currently offer a homeschool umbrella school to parents. We fully believe that Christian education should start at a young age.

One of the curriculum providers that we use is Alpha Omega Publications. In addition, to workbooks and textbooks, they now offer software based curriculum in a wide range of age levels and topics including state history and electives.

Switched-On Schoolhouse

Saturday, May 23, 2009

National Day of Prayer

We have just passed the world Day of Prayer which we were to celebrate quietly
in our hearts. It is ironic that it was inaugurated by that great emancipator
President A. Lincoln who called for a day of prayer. His words are great reminders
to a nation run amuck—

“We have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us! It behooves us, then to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.” Abraham Lincoln

If Lincoln’s words were appropriate in March 1863 how much more are they appropriate in May 2009?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Paying it Forward

I saw this piece on Fox and Friends on Fox News and thought that this should be an example for all of those in ministry. "We are in the business of helping people".

You can never out give God.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Victory Lies Ahead

People ask me all the time-where are we on God’s calendar? We are on the cusp of the greatest days in history! That means it is the best of times; it is the worst of times. God is trying to get America’s attention, and he will with economic trouble. If that doesn’t work, He will tighten the vise with terrorist activity and the collapse of the American dollar. But what we must understand is that his mercy is full. He is tired of the drugs, the pornography, the lewd sexual events, the casualness with which men handle religion, the sin! It has reached his nostrils. He is going to do something about it. And what he will do won’t be pretty, but it will be efficient and thorough. It will put men on their knees. Of course, men have been saying this for years. The difference is that now it is coming home to roost. We are actually seeing the first stages of God’s dealing. This is not recession. This is not depression. It is the dealing of God in America. We will not buy our way out of this. We will not bargain our way out. The only thing we can do is pray our way through to the other side where victory awaits the people of God. On that side will stand saints who are ready to deliver this world from the bondage of corruption. On that side stand saint s who are ready to let the captives go free. We have to get to the other side which means wading through the Jordon at floodtide, so to speak. But, past the raging waters of this present moment there are victories for the people of God, if we can stand until the indignation be over-past. Get through this present moment; victory lies ahead!