Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Do these verses remind you of a particular person?

We were reading Proverbs 24 today as a family and we came across some verses that reminded me of someone. Just thought I would share them.

Verse 21-22 of chapter 24:
My son, fear the Lord and the king; Do not associate with those who are given to change, [are you thinking of the same person I'm thinking of?] For their calamity will rise suddenly, And who knows the ruin that comes from both of them?

Okay, here's another one:
Verse 24-25 of chapter 24:
He who says to the wicked, "You are righteous," Peoples will curse him, nations will abhor him; But to those who rebuke the wicked will be delight, and a good blessing will come upon them.

I don't know if you thought of the same person that I did, but when we read those verses this morning, my dad and I both gasped and blurted out, "Barack Obama!" Maybe Obama hasn't yet been cursed by peoples, or been abhorred by nations, but his calamity will rise suddenly, and who knows what ruin will befall him?

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Graduation that would please the Lord

Last week, my cousin Josh graduated from high school. His parents have homeschooled him since about fifth grade, I think. We went to his graduation ceremony, and it was so special! But more importantly, it honored God!

Josh opened the ceremony in prayer. He is such a good example of a Godly young leader!

Each of the graduates (there were nine in all) performed in some way, whether they played the piano, or the guitar, or the mandolin, or sang! Josh sang and played a song that he wrote. Some of his friends backed him up.

Then the graduates were presented with their certificates. Their parents spoke a little and said how proud they were of their son or daughter.

There was a reception afterward, where we talked, and laughed, and ate cake! Josh plans to go to the Community College in Prescott next year. I thank God for the fine young man he has become, and I pray that he will continue to follow after the Lord and seek him always!

Psalm 119:9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to your word.