Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Treasure of God's Word—Celebrating 400 Years of the King James Bible compiled by Jack Countryman

As someone who grew up reading the King James Bible and now reads the New King James Bible almost exclusively, I was interested in perusing this book. It is a beautifully bound, gilt-edged 105 page book containing the history of the birth and development of the KJV of the Holy Scriptures. Interspersed throughout the book are accounts of the origins, translations, revisions, and influences of the KJV. From this book, I learned things I never knew about the way the King James Bible has shaped English speaking culture, literature, and language.

But the main part of the book is topically arranged verses on subjects such as God's Faithfulness, Love, Holiness, Presence, etc. Jack Countryman put forth the effort to compile many verses that mention or explain each of the attributes of God or the needs of man.

The beautiful flow of language that many grew up hearing and reading continues to minister today. When in need of comfort, go to the section on God's Comfort. When in need of encouragement, many of the sections will minister, whether “Our Encouragement,” “God's Presence,” “God's Peace,” “God's Goodness,” or “God's Mercy.” This book could be used devotionally for a short time in the Word, but narrowed to a particular topic.

I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publisher in return for my review. I think it would make an excellent gift, and I am willing to give it to the first person who responds to this post on my blog or facebook!

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Weekend at Lake George Cabin

Last weekend we, except Jeffrey who was working, were privileged to stay in a cabin near Lake George, about an hour west of Colorado Springs in the mountains. Here are pictures of us in the scenery around there.

The Brown-Phillips cabin where we stayed.

A really scary place to stand that Jason found when we were driving through Eleven Mile Canyon!

A few pictures inside the cabin:

A puzzle Jason and I found barely started and felt compelled to work on while we were there:

How much we got done before we had to leave:

A couple of scenery pictures on the Eleven Mile Canyon road without people! The aspens were still beautiful to see, even though they were probably more brilliant the week before.

The closest neighbors--they kept coming over to visit us! This is out the front door of the cabin. We saw deer repeatedly but aren't sure if they were the same ones. After we had a campfire and roasted marshmallows and made s'mores, when the fire was cold, one deer came and licked the fire grating and cleaned up the crumbs!

We had a wonderful time, but wished we could have stayed longer!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Life Chain Sunday

October 3 was Life Chain Sunday, an event in which we try to participate every year. It is a quiet, prayerful presentation of powerful truth printed on various signs about the value of life and the reality of forgiveness. There was an excellent turnout of folks and a beautiful afternoon to give the message of life.

Johnstown Historical Society Quilt Show

The first weekend of October was a busy one for our family. On Friday night we helped set up the quilt show

and Saturday we were volunteering at the quilt show most of the day. Here I am at the registration table Saturday morning,

and Beth is at the bake sale table. Emily helped her there, but of course, she was taking the picture at that moment.

There were over a hundred quilts entered in the show this year.

The quilt my mother made me for Christmas this year. It is cross stitched and then quilted.

Beth and Kelly admiring the ship quilt that won Viewer's Choice.

Emily's quilt in the foreground

On the right, the quilt made by my sister Marlene for our 25th anniversary, and then Beth's quilt.

Three of mine on this row, not including the first one.

Too many beautiful quilts to picture them all here...

There was also a hallway of old time craft demonstrators
and a gym full of craft vendors.

A beautiful quilt was raffled off to benefit the Historical Society; the new Johnstown book was presented for sale.

Kelly and I looking over the paperwork for the sale of a quilt Saturday afternoon.