Christian Internet Code of Ethics

As a Christian who is active on the internet, I hold myself to certain standards of conduct. They are: * I guard my online relationships * I am careful to visit websites that do not compromise my life in Christ * I take care that my written communications reflect Christ in my life * I guard my time to assure that my time online is kept in proper balance with the rest of my life

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

HEARING AND DOING


James 1:19-2:17

Hearing and Doing the Word

19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.21 Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. 25 But the on

e who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

26 If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless. 27

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.


Our family has been out of commission for 2 weeks now. Amy was sick first with I guess the swine flu. She now just has a wicked cough but no fever, thank the Lord. I started out with a fever on the weekend, now it seems like more of a cold. It is really trying to go into my lungs, but so far I have been keeping it at bay.

I hate being sick. It is hard to homeschool, much less do any kind of work around here. I have not been to the grocery in over 2 weeks now. We are at the end of our freezer and the pantry is getting bare. I guess there is a bright side to that. I planned well enough in advance and had all the food before hand.

When you are physically sick, does your spirit get sick also? Mine does. I have not wanted to read or pray or anything. But God is still faithful, even when I am not. Praise the Lord for that. It will be a blessing to "get back to normal" whatever that is soon.

Has your family been spared of this dreaded bug?

3 comments:

Sharon Brumfield said...

Julia had a good week of it...and I only a little tidbit.
I know it is rough when the body is down...and I agree the spirit gets down too.
I pray you are all well real soon and that you find yourself thriving both physically and spiritually.
And if I was there....I'd go to the grocery story for you. ;)
Love ya girl

Oh Sew Good said...

I think when we're not feeling well we don't feel like doing much of anything. That's when the beauty of music/Christian TV/teaching tapes come in real handy. I do hope you feel better soon.

Cathy Bryant said...

Sorry to hear that you're family has been hit by the nasty bug! :(

Maybe this will help brighten your day. I've given you a blog award. You can pick it up over at WordVessel.

Hope your weekend is especially blessed! :)