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A Catechism for Girls and Boys

Part II: Questions about The Ten Commandments

46. Q. What is the third commandment?
       A. The third commandment is, Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

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Sunday's Hymn: Jesus What a Friend for Sinners

or Our Great Saviour, as it’s titled in my hymnal.

Jesus! what a Friend for sinners!
Jesus! Lover of my soul;
Friends may fail me, foes assail me,
He, my Savior, makes me whole.


Hallelujah! what a Savior!
Hallelujah! what a Friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving,
He is with me to the end.

Jesus! what a Strength in weakness!
Let me hide myself in Him.
Tempted, tried, and sometimes failing,
He, my Strength, my victory wins.

Jesus! what a Help in sorrow!
While the billows over me roll,
Even when my heart is breaking,
He, my Comfort, helps my soul.

Jesus! what a Guide and Keeper!
While the tempest still is high,
Storms about me, night overtakes me,
He, my Pilot, hears my cry.

Jesus! I do now receive Him,
[or Jesus! I do now adore Him,]
More than all in Him I find.
He hath granted me forgiveness,
I am His, and He is mine.

J. Wil­bur Chap­man

Other hymns, worship songs, sermons etc. posted today:

Have you posted a hymn (or sermon, sermon notes, prayer, etc.) today and I missed it? Let me know by leaving a link in the comments or by contacting me using the contact form linked above, and I’ll add your post to the list.


Round the Sphere Again: Weekend Twofer

On Ice
The disappearing river mystery. A rushing river not too far from here went missing over the summer. Okay, so the story’s interesting, but it’s the accompanying glacier berg photos that earned it a link here. (CBC News).

And while we’re discussing icy phenomena, why not test your knowledge of hail terminology? “The National Weather Service uses real-world objects to report the size of hail. Can you name the 14 items in their chart?” (mental_floss).

I’m a little embarrassed to report that I could name only four of them. Maybe that’s because we never get anything larger than BB sized hail here.

For Kids
A list good Christian books for children, by age group, and few books for parents, too (Reformation Theology).

What’s more, here’s a children’s Bible reading plan (HeadHeartHand Blog).


Status Report: September

Sitting… on the couch with the dogs. (Yes, I allow the dogs on the couch. What good is a pet dog if you can’t cuddle with it?)

Eating… my breakfast cereal. (Yes, it’s too late for breakfast. If you must know, I accidently slept in.)

Feeling… cold. It gets quite cold overnight now—I’ve been bringing the tomato plants in every evening—and I haven’t turned up the heat. See, I need the dogs with me on the couch; it’s a two-dog morning.

Also feeling… stiff and sore. The outdoor work I’ve done lately is catching up with me.

Remembering… that while I usually turn off the furnace for a couple of months during the summer, it never got warm enough for that this year. Yes, it was the summer that never was. I take that back: It was the summer that lasted a week or two and is now long past.

Wondering… if the weather this fall will continue to be be colder than normal or will it be warmer because we’re due for good things weather-wise. I’m going with colder than normal, and no, I’m not a pessimist. I’m a Yukon weather realist.

Liking… all the ruby red jars of jam lined up on the shelf in the basement.

Appreciating… the new container of raspberries that my daughter-in-law picked so that I could make yet more jam for the pretty little jam jars I picked up at a garage sale last Saturday. 

Thinking… that I am not sad that the landcruiser sold. This surprises me a little. It belonged first to my husband, so I was sentimentally attached, or so I thought. 

Anticipating… picking some of the cranberries that are so big and plentiful this year. All that miserable rain has at least one benefit: lots of juicy red berries. 

Reminding… myself that I need to get up off the couch because I have a long to-do list and not enough hours left to accomplish it all. 


Thankful Thursday


Such a busy day! It’s 11:20pm and I’m just getting around to posting a few things for which I’m thankful this week. 

I’m thankful that my son sold his landcruiser so quickly. It’s not a family vehicle and he’ll soon be a family man. (And what young family can’t use a little more income?) The ‘cruiser was sold before it’d been advertised to the first person who looked at it. I’m very thankful that it’s a done deal and that my Father worked in everything to accomplish it.

I’m thankful for my grandchild soon to be born. I’m thankful that my daughter-in-law feels (and looks) so good this late in her pregnancy. 

I’m thankful for my sister and the care she gives to her children and my dad. I’m thankful that God gives her strength and wisdom.

I’m thankful that we had a few rain-free days so that I could finish staining my deck.

I’m thankful that my days are ordered by a loving God who can be trusted.

Throughout this year I’m planning to post a few thoughts of thanksgiving each Thursday along with Kim at the Upward Call and others.