Well, here I am. My own BLOG. I've been kind of a "closet blogger" for awhile now. After some persuasion, I've decided to join ranks. Don't expect more than a few posts a week until this summer. Everyone seems to have a different purpose for their Blog, and I've been giving some thought to why I would want to add ANOTHER thing to my to-do list. Yet, I have concluded that it could be a profitable way to use my time and an effective way to stay in touch. We'll see! Besides this growing "purpose statement" for my Embracing Your Lot (will explain the title soon), you may see some other themes - reflections on public education, Alias, stories from hanging at Gerlt House, photos, etc.
Resurrection Sunday. Many thoughts. This morning, Pastor Steve (Heritage Baptist Church) preached over 1 Corinthians 15. He explained how Paul didn't try to prove the resurrection of Christ, but proved the necessary character of the resurrection (resurrection in general, because if there is not resurrection, Christ did not rise from the dead) by showing what life would be like if there had been no resurrection. Through all of the passages and points he made, I walked away reminded that life is hopeless and my faith and preaching are in vain were it not for the resurrection. His points were that Scripture itself would be undermined, the Christian faith is empty and futile, and well, why bother with anything at all? He left us with many questions to ponder... mainly, does the doctrine of the resurrection burden you (because of the coming judgment) or give you great hope? He also reminded us that every other religion lives for this world alone, but Christianity is the only religion where believers live for the world to come.
I'll try to do a little more with this later on down the road. I'm not even sure how to add links. My friends will tell you that I can get long-winded, but I'll close and get back to reflecting/reading/relaxing and... getting ready to transform to "Ms. Moore, 5th grade teacher" for yet another week.
"I have a great need for Christ. I have a great Christ for my need." - Spurgeon