Snowfall, wind, ice, school closings . . . sleeping in, cocoa, movies, boredom. This has been a month to remember due to the weather. I don’t recall being stuck in our house for this long before. Prayers for all that your heat is working, the food supply is holding out (those kiddos do eat, don’t they!), and life will return to normal soon.
If you’re interested, go to YouTube and search for One God, Two Voices. Then look for the Pure Radio station posting, and our four “A Conversation With the Voices” broadcasts are now available for your listening pleasure. Each is about 15 minutes long and concludes with a related song we think you will enjoy. Feel free to share.
As a new year is under way, the above quote from the Our Daily Bread devotional site is important to consider. Every New Year’s Eve most of us are more than willing to move on from the final day of the “old” year into the uncharted territory of the “new,” as it’s a fresh start. Hopefully there will be wonderful events awaiting us in the next 356 days, but we never know what challenging difficulties might also occur. It’s so encouraging to know that God will be with us regardless of what happens. His Word assures us of this:
Deut. 31:6 – “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified . . . for the Lord your God goes with you. He will never leave you or forsake you.”
“. . . For He hath said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Heb. 13:5
News stories lately seem to have similar topics – another male celebrity, politician, or person in power accused of sexual misconduct. The extent to which this problem has existed just boggles my mind. Am I really so out-of-the-loop and protected from reality? Could this current situation have been exaggerated? As the title suggests, I had no idea so many women had been affected by sexual harassment. When I raised suspicions as to the validity of 30-40 year-old accusations, or mentioned that it was a dangerous time to be a man because the current social climate makes it difficult to defend yourself, I was met with downright hostility by some women. Their response: ” It’s about time, because it’s always been hard to be a woman!”
How far we have fallen from God’s original design. Man as a protector and woman as a help mate. Lifetime commitments and love for each other. Sexual intimacy reserved for marriage with no “sleeping around” for either party. The 7th commandment – “Thou shalt not commit adultery” – was written for a reason, followed by Matthew 5:28: “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart,” spoken by Jesus in God’s Word. The current situation we find ourselves in today mirrors what that Word also says about the things we do in secret eventually coming to light (Luke 8:17). Such a sad situation! I pray we each examine ourselves.
Sue – Voice II
AMEN and AMEN to that. I wholeheartedly agree with what you stated here, Sue.
This is the time of year for being grateful and remembering blessings. Not only do we both feel thankful for family, friends, good food, shelter, and great memories of times that have passed, we are also so grateful for the opportunity that God has given us in our book ministry to meet, encourage, and be encouraged by so many. We would like to take this time to thank those people who have taken the time to reach out and let us know that our “voices” have made a difference in their lives. You have blessed us!
Deidre and I have just returned from the FAACS – the Florida Assoc. of Christian Colleges & Schools – where we exhibited our book and were privileged to present two workshops on the topics of “Walking Worthy” as a teacher in a Christian school, and “Leading Your Students to Walk Worthy.”
It’s always such a blessing to be together and enjoy speaking/teaching as a team again. The “Voices” always feel the most blessed when we’re doing His will.
Don’t forget to check out our broadcasts on Pure Radio, Jacksonville, 103.7 FM/1320 AM the next three Saturdays at 11:30.
We are in the midst of taping four fifteen minutes segments for Pure Radio, 103.7 FM/1320 AM in Jacksonville, Florida. We are entitling these four times of sharing with the radio audience “A Conversation with the Voices,” during which we will tackle four different topics drawn from current events or chapters from our book, ONE GOD, Two Voices. “Nervously excited” would aptly describe us right now, but we are trusting God since He’s the One who opened this door for us. We believe as our blog title says, “If God brings you to it, He will see you through it!”
Those of you in the Jacksonville area, please check out our broadcasts, Saturday mornings from 11:30 – 11:45, during the month of November (Nov. 4, 11, 18, and 25). Our other supporters may want to try to pull up the website of Pure Radio and listen via your computer.