Saturday, February 12, 2005

Random Musings: In our part of Michigan, we are enjoying the February thaw. Temperatures are getting up in the high 40's, and the snow cover is slowly melting. Today the sun was shining, and I enjoyed being outside in the relative warmth with my grandson. I know we will have more cold and snow before we're done, but the days continue to get longer and we're through almost half of February already.

This past few weeks at work we've had one of those projects that from the very start seemed to be intent on self-destruction. There was one obstacle after another, and it seemed we continued to stumble from one crisis to another. In the end it all came together, and product was rolling off the line.

Early on in this project I had a "Chicken Little" episode. The logical, rational, "Spock" side of the brain was saying we would work through things, one problem at a time, finding reasonable and workable solutions. The "Chicken Little" side of my brain was saying, "The sky is falling! The sky is falling!" The only relief and resolution from that emotional stress was to take all those feelings and thoughts to the LORD; crying out to Him for help and mercy. And He did... To Him be glory!

Over this past week I've contemplated several projects for blog articles. I want to post some more Francis Schaeffer quotes from True Spirituality. There is also a word study I got into when preparing to teach the men's Bible study this coming week. As time permits, and the LORD wills, those projects will be published here.

On another note, just today we had an e-mail from old friends we've not heard from in many years. It is always a joy to reconnect with those you've thought of and prayed for from time to time over the years.

I want to say a word about the Francis Schaeffer quote now appearing at the top of these pages. If there is one thing I want to work for, if there is one thing I want to see in myself and in others, and in those of you who happen to come by ~ The Billy Goat Blog ~, it is that we would embrace and practice true Biblical spirituality; the kind of true spirituality Schaeffer has Biblically defined and articulated. It is in the practice of that true spirituality that we will then more and more reflect the image of Christ Himself.

" whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory." (Colossians 1:27)

In His love and joy,

~ The Billy Goat ~

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