Archive for August, 2011

Living Sacrifices

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

We visited my grandpa this weekend, for the last time on this earth. He passed away tonight near 11 p.m. He was a man who sought Christ in everything he did, and His love radiated from him.

I often hear you can learn a lot about a person from the looks of their Bible. Here’s a big box of his. And that’s not all of them.

You can tell a lot about a person's faith by looking at their Bible. Here's a pile of them.

You can tell a lot about a person's faith by looking at their Bible. Here's a pile of them.

After getting the phone call tonight, I pulled out one of his Bibles. Searching, I found a piece of paper in it with his handwriting–verses organized by category. I read a few from Peace and plan to read a few more from Free. But I had to share a few verses where he had underlined.

From Romans Chapter 12 (marked “Living Sacrifices” in his Bible)

1. Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–which is your spiritual worship.

3. For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.

16. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Raspberry, my favorite language

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Last night, Ian entertained us after supper. When he started, it was with a mouth of unswallowed milk. So that was fun.

Like I say in the video, I’m sure I’ll regret laughing and encouraging this behavior. But let’s be honest, it was funny. Almost a year ago (11 months according to the time stamp) Ian developed the skill of the raspberry. Not much has changed about it since then, except now he laughs along with us.