Lost Tools of Living

09/29/2008 at 7:58 pm (thoughts)

About a year ago, blogger Rick Saenz over at Dry Creek Chronicles wrote a series of posts titled: Lost Tools of Living.

I’m reading through the series of posts now and I have to say that I am in absolute total agreement with what he had to say.

It’s almost spooky in how much it sounds like what I’ve been thinking myself the last little while.

I really recommend that series to everyone.

Here’s a quote from his introduction to the series:

After ten years or so we stood back and looked at the path we had followed, and we were surprised to discover that we had been steadily headed in a certain direction, one that was very much out of step with modern culture. In fact, as we would uncover and face up to yet another dangerous modern trend, we often found that the response that occurred to us was not to adopt some new and innovative approach but to search out old and time-tested approaches, ones that had seemed good and necessary to our forefathers but had been jettisoned in the name of progress.

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Verse of the day

09/29/2008 at 7:36 pm (bible)

Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before.┬áThen people who are not Christians will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others. – 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

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Church

09/29/2008 at 6:05 pm (bible)

The friends we met and camped with last week are part of an Amish-Mennonite church in Oswego.

That is where I would choose to go to church. But seeing how they are about 40 miles away from us, it just is not possible without a motor vehicle.

We’re looking into purchasing another motor vehicle for the primary reason of being able to attend church there.

But what will we do until then?

During the camping trip we were reminded that the Charity Christian Fellowship (another fellowship of Christians with similar views as the Amish/Mennonite) has a tape ministry that you can subscribe to. So we decided that we’d subscribe to that service so that we can listen to messages.

We were very happy to find that the Charity tape ministry has recently also been putting their taped messages online for download. That will save us a little bit of money.

But what is even more exciting is that they have a service where you can use a computer program called Skype to listen in on their services live every Sunday.

I am looking forward to this very much.

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