Wednesday, October 31, 2007


I love my church. If I didn't, I wouldn't go there. That said, it never ceases to amaze me what some people do in a church environment. Tonight I stayed home and studied for a midterm (and passed out tracts to trick-or-treaters) while Ken helped out at our church's Fall Family Festival- a Halloween alternative. Ken didn't dress up, and he went for the sole purpose to help evangelize people who came. The purpose of the festival is to draw people to Christ, as should all of our activities as Christians.

So the evangelism team was there, ready to chat with parents who brought their kids. The wild thing was that somebody told them that they were not allowed to evangelize! Sorry guys, doesn't matter if you're at church- your Gospel message might offend somebody. Heaven forbid the Gospel offends somebody! Goodness sake!!! The Gospel is offensive. It convicts people, and as Christians it is our duty to spread God's word. To tell members of His body that they are not allowed to do as the Bible instructs is ludicrous. Anyway, Ken and several others plan to protest this, because the idea of it is insane, and we shouldn't regulate when people are allowed to share Christ. It is always acceptable to share news of our Savior!!! He came to seek and save the lost, and we are to plead out of love for people to come to Him.

So right on to all you Christians who boldly declare our Risen Lord!!! God is Good!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


I just love this time of year. Everything outside is made up of such great colors. The air is nice and crisp, and I get to wear sweaters and scarves. Today I was able to see my nephew Quinn jump in a pile of leaves for the first time. Do you ever have those days where you wish you had the time just to hang out and play in the leaves? If I didn't care about creepy crawlies I would've been in there with him. There's something about fall that I find so special, and I try to enjoy it while it lasts.

Monday, October 29, 2007

deep waters

Ok, Sunday at church our pastor had a really cool analogy of us clinging to Jesus, so I thought I would share it:
When kids learn to swim, their parents put the little floaties on their arms and help them into the shallow end. Dad swims down to the deep end, and his little girl paddles around in the shallow end for a while. She starts to get afraid, and says, "Daddy, I want to swim to you." She paddles her way to the deep end and clings to her father's neck, feeling safe at last. Though she was only in a few feet of water in the shallow end, she would rather be in the deep and more dangerous water with her father than alone in the shallow end. So it is with us as Christians- we should long to be in deep with Jesus instead of living a shallow life alone.
Pastor David Case
Newberg Christian Church

more than rubies

Why this blog title? Well, my favorite scripture, proverbs 31, starts out with it! I strive to be like the woman in that passage, and I'll admit that I fail a lot. The great thing is that God forgives me where I fall short, as does my husband, Ken. How wonderful that we're given such awesome instruction in the Bible for how our lives should be lived. I hope to be able to share things that I come up with- whether it be scriptures, stories, or just random everyday happenings- with everybody. So for now, if you haven't read Proverbs 31, I would encourage you to do so to fully understand what I'm talking about.

"A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies." Prov 31:10