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The God of all Knowledge

I am currently in a new job at my place of employment. There are many days I go to work, and I don't feel like I know exactly what I'm doing. I take much comfort these days in the fact that God possesses all knowledge. I often pray while I'm at work for knowledge on how to perform the duties assigned to me because I know that God knows everything, and He can help me.

Here are a few Bible verses I've turned to lately to remind about me that particular characteristic of God.

Great is the LORD and abundant in power, his understanding is beyond measure. Psalm 147:5

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and inscrutable his ways! Romans 11:33

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. Isaiah 40:28

Everyday Evangelism

The Lord allowed me the opportunity to hand out gospel tracts in the course of running errands this week, so I thought I would share them with you.

On Monday, I made a trip to the grocery store on my lunch break to pick up just a couple items I needed for "Cookie Baking" that evening. As I was in line, an elderly woman came up to the checkout looking for her keys. She had lost them and wasn't able to find them. She was pretty distraught over the situation (as you may imagine). I offered to give her a ride home so she could grab a spare set of keys. She lived just a couple miles from the store. We talked a bit on the way home and "religion" came up a few times (she was convinced I was her guardian angel). As I dropped her off at her apartment, I said, "I perceive you to be a religious woman. I'm a Christian woman, myself. I want to give you this gospel tract that I wrote." She accepted it with glee, thanked me, and was on her way.

This evening, I w…

Cookie Baking Night 06/25/12

Tonight was Cookie Baking Night. In attendance this evening: Hmmmm, Emily? Diana and Carissa joined us for supper when they came to drop off Ethan, then they were heading off to Carissa's soccer practice. Ethan decided to go to soccer practice as well (the thought of visiting with a good friend who had been away last week was too much for him to pass up). So, the three of them joined us for dinner and then off they went (it was fun to have them at dinner).

And then there was one.
Tonight we made berry-rhubarb crisp. Emily cut up the rhubarb and got the recipe together to put in the oven by herself (so grown up).

Since it was just the two of us tonight, we decided to forego the Leading Little Ones to God lesson. Instead, Emily read Proverbs 1 from the Bible, and then we talked about its meaning. 
Emily also helped me with a project I was working on. I needed to sort through some pictures my mom had given me, looking for some baby pictures of my youngest brother. Emily thought this wa…

A Few Days With A Niece 06/18/12

Last week, I took Thursday and Friday off of work. Emily spent the night Wednesday through Friday night, and I took her to the last two days of our church's Vacation Bible School program. 

Turns out Thursday was "dress as your favorite animal day" at VBS. When we found this out (on Wednesday night), Emily said, "Katrina, How are we going to make me look like a hedgehog? (or a unicorn?). Hmmm. Good question. I made a few feeble attempts at the aforementioned animals. Then, after a quick trip to Michael's (craft store), we decided to go with "the animal Aunt Katrina is most likely to come up with a costume for on short notice." We found a cute leopard headband (complete with matching tail), added a brown T-shirt, and some whiskers and, voila, animal costume.

Our church used Answers in Genesis' curriculum. This year the theme was called "IncrediWorld". I talked Greg and Emily into posing behind this roller coaster cut out, and they humored m…

Cookie Baking Night 06/11/12

Tonight was Cookie Baking Night. In attendance this evening: Ethan and Emily (Carissa had soccer practice). We made our classic summertime treat, dirt cups.

     First, we crushed the Oreo cookies (always a fun time).

      Then we layered them into cups with chocolate pudding.

    And don't forget the gummy worms.

As a bonus feature this year, I found these small plastic cups that come with lids (just right for holding a flower, the perfect final touch to our dirt cup/flower pots).

Since it was just the two older kids this evening, and we were planning to go through two lessons from Leading Little Ones to God by Marian Schoolland, I let each of them read the lesson tonight (and I read the Scriptures from the Bible that went with the lesson). Emily read lesson 70 "What It Means To Pray" and Ethan read lesson 71 "Praying in Jesus' Name". They really enjoyed reading the lessons (and especially asking everyone the questions at the end), something they beg me t…

More Than We Could Have Asked For

Below, you will find a section from one of Milton Vincent's sessions at the Psalm 119 conference a couple months back. It contains the glorious news of the gospel. Enjoy!

God’s will is grandiose. And we should be excited about this. If you are a Christian and you believe the gospel, you already believe that God has done exceedingly, abundantly beyond anything you could have ever asked or thought. What we have received in the gospel, no one would have ever thought to ask for those things.

Did anyone ever pray this prayer to God?

“Father, We have sinned and deserve your wrath forever. Could you send the second member of the trinity to come to earth and take on human flesh? And could you have him live the life we failed to live? And could you put our sin on him and cause the full fury of your wrath that we deserve to fall on him instead of us? And could you then raise him from the dead? And could you ascend him to your right hand and with full authority to do as he pleases? And could y…