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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.

12 Step Program to Raising a Pharisee

Believe it or not, my husband and I recently attended a conference session at a local church with this message title “How to Raise a Pharisee.” Despite the somewhat sarcastic title, it was actually quite an insightful seminar by Pastor, … Continue reading

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Relationships: Why Can They Be So Scary?

This is a great article by Paul Tripp … so true! “Why are relationship struggles so disappointing? Why do the problems we have with other people affect us so powerfully? Why is relational disappointment one of the hardest disappointments for … Continue reading

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In Need of Help

This is such wise parenting insights from a biblical counselor and speaker, Paul Tripp. “It’s hard to admit your need of help. It’s hard to admit that there are things you do not know and do not understand. It’s hard … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

This prayer was said during our family Easter dinner last night. Sorry it is a bit late, but I thought it so rich that it was worth posting anyway: “Oh LORD, We marvel that You should become incarnate, be crucified, … Continue reading

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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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Children in Church

I came across this blog post recently and thought it very provocative. While I might not line-up exactly with the author on some of the minor points in his argument, I still think that the main point is well worth … Continue reading

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A great principle for missions support

Paul sums it up well in 2 Corinthians … “12 For if the readiness [to give] is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have. 13 For I do not mean that others should be … Continue reading

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Birthday Prayer

I was blessed to be able to celebrate another birthday with my wonderful family recently. In reflecting on the year that lies ahead (Lord willing), I thought this a fitting prayer:   “Length of days does not profit me Except … Continue reading

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Great Prayer Points for Parents (revised)

I apologize to my readers, who inquired about the previous post entitled, “Great Prayer Points for Parents.” I had some ‘technical difficulties’ with the link that was intended to lead the reader to another blog post, but instead lead them … Continue reading

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Practical Household Rules for the Christian Family

This is an excellent post by a trusted source, Gregg Harris. Aimed toward the Christian parent seeking to lead and guide his family in the things of the Lord, I think you will find this a refreshingly simple yet spiritually … Continue reading

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