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About Elizabeth

I am a sinner, saved by grace striving to increase in the knowledge of my Savior and His precious Word each day. The reader should know that there are a few presuppositions with which I approach this blog: 1) I believe in the biblical gospel, which basically purports that all mankind is born under the curse of sin (due to the sin of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden). Therefore, man is separated from God and can have no relationship with God because He is perfectly holy, not even able to look upon sin. Unfortunately, God is also perfectly just and must not only separate Himself from sin, but must also punish it. In order to reconcile man to Himself, God, the Father, sent God, the Son, down to earth to live as a man and take our sins upon Himself on the cross. While on the cross, God, the Son, bore the full weight of the wrath of God, the Father, against our sins in order that we who believe in Him might be set free from the curse of our sin. God, the Son, Jesus Christ, died as a propitiation for our sin in order to appease God, the Father's, holy and just character, redeem us from sin, and reconcile those who believe in this gospel to God, the Father. 2) I am primarily writing to those who already believe in this biblical gospel. In other words, this blog is not focused on evangelizing the lost, but edifying believers. 3) I believe that the Christian Bible is the very word of God. Therefore, it is completely inerrant, infallible, sufficient, and authoritative in the life of a believer.

one of many reasons NOT to spoil your children

“Parents! if your children do not meet with a spirit of piety in your houses, if, on the contrary, your pride consists in surrounding them with external gifts, introducing them into worldly society, indulging all their whims, letting them follow … Continue reading

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This Year’s Resolution

This is another re-post. This time, the blog is authored by Paul Tripp. I thought it very appropriate considering the holiday today: “10,000 Little Moments Well, it’s that season once again. It’s the fodder for blogs, newspaper articles, TV magazine … Continue reading

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Fearless Confidence in the Lord

I came across this blog post this morning and it was so good that I decided to repost it here:   “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.—Isaiah 26:3 … Continue reading

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Are you Ready for Christmas?

  “Are you ready for Christmas?” asked the barista as she prepared a warm, winter drink at my local coffee house. “No, not at all,” replied the customer. Then, while she waited for her drink, she went on to relay … Continue reading

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More Joy!

This article was recently written by a faithful Pastor shortly before he lost his battle with cancer:   More Joy   God has graciously given me 41 years to walk before Him (Gen. 17.1), to walk with Him (Gen. 5.22), and to walk after Him (2Kg … Continue reading

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Tikvah = HOPE (part 6)

HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY!!   Well, the story of HOPE continues as our little girl, Tikvah Hadassah Kirkland, turns 1 year old today!   We were not sure that we would ever see this day, but we give all praise, glory … Continue reading

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Christian Voter, Are You Still Undecided?

As a Christian, I am not defined by political party affiliation. Rather, I am a follower of Christ. However, there are some stark contrasts in morality between the 2 ruling parties in our nation today. The Republican and Democratic parties … Continue reading

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God’s Glory IS our Greatest Good (part 2)

The account in Ezekiel looks at the same event (“the wilderness wanderings”), but provides a deeper insight into the mind of God. It helps to shed some light on God’s motives behind the situation: ” 6 On that day I swore to … Continue reading

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God’s Glory IS our Greatest Good (part 1)

As a New Testament believer, I had always assumed that the truth taught in Romans 8:28-29 was taught in Scripture as a New Testament principle: ” 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who … Continue reading

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Entrusted with a Child’s Heart

In reading through a recent radio blog post, “Entrusted with a Child’s Heart,” from the radio ministry hosted by Nancy Leigh DeMoss (of “Revive our Hearts” ministry), I found the following excerpt incredibly helpful and practical: “Betsy Corning: The heart is depraved, … Continue reading

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