Sunday, April 18, 2004

A Song of degrees of David>Psalms 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;
3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.

Had a good sermon by John Calvin, read by Mike Grounds. It was the first part to a series he preached on Micah

The Lord's day, it indeed makes the whole week sweet. I get the feeling that a lot of Christians really don't know what they're missing out on. As for Canada the Lord's Day Observance Act was passed by Canadian government forbidding Sunday work, travel commercial entertainments in 1906 and between 1980 and 1997 each province gave it up for the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, although it hadn't been strictly kept for at least a few years before those dates. Of course with the coming of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in came yet more tolerance (the anti-tolerance of Christians) and out with God's law.

Isaiah 58:13 If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:

Matthew 28:1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

1 Corinthians 16:2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

Acts 20:7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

So this morning did some reading on the crc and rfw yahoo groups and still wondering when people will stop misrepresenting our positions on covenanting, head covering, psalm and everything else we hold to.
There were some great responses to those misrepresentations by Mr. Suden as well has Elder Dohms (who was banned from the list for a post that wasn't at all offensive) Anyhow, good reading none the less, always gets us thinking and remembering why we do hold to these things and what would happen if we didn't.

Well anyhow, I shan't go on any rants, but I'll end with saying that God is truly gracious to us, to me.

Hope your Lord's day was as blessed as mine. :)

Another day, week, month and all gone. So Tam only has 30 days left of work, woohoo! I just hope everything slows down a bit so that I can enjoy the last few weeks she's here, but no doubt it will speed away as fast as the rest of time as.. if not faster. Mind you, I like time going quickly, but it would be nice to soak some of the highlights in, for memories sake I suppose.

Oh, I guess I left this post a little too long, now the Lord's day. Well perhaps I'll post something appropriate later. :)

Hope you have a splendid Lord's day.


Thursday, April 01, 2004

So yes was a Thursday, a lovely, beautiful, bright sunny day. I took a trip to the dentist for x-rays in the morning, to the grocery store for coffee, followed by staring at Tammy's wedding registry on the net till noon. We thoroughly enjoyed the staring part, as she picked out various items, scanning over the ratings on each. We then talked to Manda on the phone for awhile, while eating lunch (enjoyed that part very much indeed..Manda, not the lunch although it too was good). Later in the day we took a trip to the mall: to find a bargain finder, go to the bank, and to get some flats for planting the sweet peas that arrived in the mail today. Turned out that we couldn't find any flats but did manage the bargain finder, and the bank. Stopped by Tim Hortons to see if we could steal the car from Mark, but he needed it for his deposit, so after getting a couple icecaps we returned home to rake the front yard of all the gravel that's been spit on it from the trucks in the winter. Hard work, but at least it was warm out. When Mark returned home we took the car to Wal-Mart, where we managed to lay our hands on some flats. So our sweet peas seeds are now soaking in some wet paper towel, and will be planted indoors tomorrow. I also chatted with my mom a bit in the evening as well as the normal crew, so hey, pretty good day.

So have you guys heard the news, that downloading is once more considered legal in Canada due to a judge's you think that it is a ruling we should follow? CD sales don't seem to really going down despite down loaders, so should it still be considered theft? I guess the judge said that he cannot see a real difference between a library that places a photocopy machine in a room full of copyrighted material and a computer user that places a personal copy on a shared directory linked to a P2P service. I'm not sure that my jury is in yet, I'll have to think it over some more, since I know looks can be deceiving and certainly just because a judge said so, doesn't mean it's so..if in deed that "so" is breaking God's law. I suppose it depends on what exact property belongs to whom, if that "what" is being harmed, who the owner of the "what" is and what are his rights, as well as what did he agree to in the first place (sorry almost playing a mind came with the "what"s, but read it again and you'll get it if you didn't the first time:D)
Well anyhow, like I said, I'm still considering it so if you want to throw your opinions at me (please try to aim), feel free to share (unless your thoughts are copyrighted) before my jury comes back with a verdict made from only the defense's side, excluding that of the plaintiff. :D Here are some links so you can read for yourselves if you care or dare to. :) Link 1 Link 2 Link 3
Pretty much the same story word for word, but I felt cheap just putting one up.

Off for a snack and to bed I go.