"A woman's heart is such a complex problem-the owner thereof is often most incompetent to find the solution of this puzzle" -'The Scarlet Pimpernel'
My childhood hero, Jeanne d'Arc
Who I Am
I am "God's own child" as the hymn puts it. I am baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I have been crucified with Christ in that water and raised to eternal life in his resurrection. I confess Holy Scripture (the Old and New Testaments) to be the inerrant Word of God. I confess the teaching of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (the Lutheran Confessions) to be true to Scripture.
Here I stand, by God's grace I will not do otherwise; on my own strength, I fall.
My salvation and my honor depend on God;he is my mighty rock, my refuge. -Psalm 62:7
Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? ...but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles... But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things -and the things that are not- to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. -I Corinthians 1
"One who puts on his armor should not boast like one who takes it off"
King Ahab sent this response to Ben-Hadad, king of Syria in I Kings 20:11.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
If God Himself be for me
If God Himself be for me, I may a host defy. For when I pray, before me, my foes confounded fly. If Christ my head and master befriend me from above, what foe or what disaster can drive me from His love?