Musings of a Recovering Lutheran: November 2012
O LORD, God of my salvation,
         I have cried out day and night before You.
Let my prayer come before You;
         Incline Your ear to my cry. 

Psalm 88:1-2 (NKJV)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Today's verse

I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the Lord.

Psalm 116:17 (KJV)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Update on Asia Bibi



This Thanksgiving please remember Asia Bibi.

The online petition calling for mercy for Asia Bibi can still be found here.

For those who do not know who she is, here is the story about Asia Bibi's unjust imprisonment and death sentence for "blasphemy" against the Prophet Muhammad.

Please pray for Asia Bibi and her family.

Today's verse

Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.

Psalm 65:1 (KJV)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Reading list

God and Stephen Hawking: Whose Design Is It Anyway?, by John Lennox.

Today's verse

I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.

Psalm 86:12 (KJV)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Today's verse

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Proverbs 17:22 (KJV)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Today's verse

The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

Psalm 16:5 (KJV)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Today's verse

For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Matthew 6:14-15 (KJV)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Movie night

Gray Lady Down (1978).

Today's verse

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

Psalm 19:1-2 (KJV)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Gig 'em!

Texas A&M knocks off #1 Alabama 29-24.

Bible study: Why series

Written by Jud Wilhite, this series asks five questions:

  • Why am I here?
  • Why should I believe in God?
  • Why should I trust the Bible?
  • Why is the world so messed up?
  • Why is there conflict between science and the Bible?
  • Why Jesus?
  • Reading list

    Infinity and the Mind, by Rudy Rucker.

    Today's verse

    And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house. And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them. And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. But there was certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only? And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts? Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house. And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.

    Mark 2:1-12 (KJV)

    Friday, November 09, 2012

    Update on Asia Bibi



    Christians in the United Kingdom and Ireland will stay silent to call attention to the plight of their brothers and sisters in Christ who are being persecuted. Asia Bibi is one of our sisters being tormented for their faith.

    The online petition calling for mercy for Asia Bibi can still be found here.

    For those who do not know who she is, here is the story about Asia Bibi's unjust imprisonment and death sentence for "blasphemy" against the Prophet Muhammad.

    Please pray for Asia Bibi and her families.

    Today' verse

    Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

    Psalm 51:7 (KJV)

    Thursday, November 08, 2012

    Today's verse

    O Lord, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.

    Psalm 92:5 (KJV)