Ice Storm Fun

Filed in PersonalTags: Missouri, Photos, Saint Louis

Saint Louis was hit with another minor winter storm over the weekend. Almost 100,000 people lost power this time around, though we only saw our lights flicker a few times. However, we didn't escape unscathed. I woke up Saturday morning to a slight bulge and minor crack surrounded by water damage in the living room ceiling. I had hoped that we wouldn't get any more precipitation, and the damage would hold until Monday morning. Unfortunately, Sunday night's rains had other ideas:

Ceiling Leak 004

Ceiling Leak 002

Ceiling leak caused by roof leak, due to January 2007 freezing rain/ice storm. (Entire Set)
Photo © Chip Bennett, all rights reserved.

OYB January 15

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: Genesis 31:17-55, Genesis 32:1-12
NT: Matthew 10:24-42, Matthew 11:1-6
Ps: Psalm 13
Pr: Proverbs 3:16-18

Gospel Thread - OT:

No direct gospel/messianic references in today’s Old Testament reading.

Gospel Thread - NT:

34 Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to turn 'a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law— 36 a man's enemies will be the members of his own household.'

Matthew 10:34-36 (NIV)

From the NIV footnotes, Jesus is quoting his fulfillment of Micah 7:6.

4 Jesus replied, "Go back and report to John what you hear and see: 5 The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.

Matthew 11:4-5 (NIV)

According to Jesus Is Lord, this fulfills Isaiah 35:5-6, Isaiah 29:18, and Isaiah 61:1.

Gospel Thread - Psalms/Proverbs:

But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.

Psalm 13:5 (NIV)

It is because of God's unfailing love that He threaded His plan of salvation from the very creation of the world. The salvation in which David's heart rejoiced came through Jesus Christ, and is the salvation we now have and for which our hearts ought to rejoice, also.

OYB Photo of the Day:

Paul's Wedding 019

And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward. (Matthew 10:42 NIV)
Photo © Chip Bennett. All rights reserved.

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