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Jerry Linnins commented on Mary Elizabeth Whitlow's blog post Stand(hopefully the start of a book on the armor of God and the fruit of the Spirit)
"The whole "armour of God" image and the call to, "having done all, STAND..." has always reminded me of the "Minutemen" of early American history. Farmers and citizens became soldiers when circumstances and the community…"
Jun 13, 2013
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Jun 8, 2013
Mary Elizabeth Whitlow posted a blog post

Stand(hopefully the start of a book on the armor of God and the fruit of the Spirit)

StandTaking up the armor of God and bearing fruitIntroductionCould there be two more disparate images of the Christian life than the battle cry to put on the Armor of God in Ephesians 6 and the Fruit of the Spirit listed in Galatians  5? Yet, when the Israelites were living in “the land of milk and honey” promised them by God, they were constantly battling to preserve the fruitful land and the “peace on every side” that would allow them to cultivate it. All through Judges and the books of…See More
Jun 8, 2013
Mary Elizabeth Whitlow commented on Ken Rapp's blog post Which materials are better?
"Have you ever considered inductive Bible study?  If you look on Intervarsity's website or Kay Arthur's they can give you some tips. It is basically a way to let the Bible speak for itself, instead of having somebody else tell you…"
Jun 8, 2013
Mary Elizabeth Whitlow's blog post was featured

Elements of the Blood (A Sestina)

 Elijah's challenge at Mt. Carmel stood above religion.Though the prophets of Baal ritually shed there own blood,Elijah's altar, drenched in a lavish baptism of water,Was licked dry by God's unquenchable fire.Why, then, Elijah, do you tremble in a cave, awaiting windWhen God, your strength, sings over you a gentle song? I raise to God, my strength, a joyous song.My soul, weighted down with the demands of religionFlies unfettered, released to sail the Spirit's wind.My righteous striving subsumed…See More
Nov 29, 2011
Mary Elizabeth Whitlow posted a blog post

Elements of the Blood (A Sestina)

 Elijah's challenge at Mt. Carmel stood above religion.Though the prophets of Baal ritually shed there own blood,Elijah's altar, drenched in a lavish baptism of water,Was licked dry by God's unquenchable fire.Why, then, Elijah, do you tremble in a cave, awaiting windWhen God, your strength, sings over you a gentle song? I raise to God, my strength, a joyous song.My soul, weighted down with the demands of religionFlies unfettered, released to sail the Spirit's wind.My righteous striving subsumed…See More
Nov 28, 2011
Jeffrey Such left a comment for Mary Elizabeth Whitlow
"Sorry for my typing skills in my previous comment....my Parkinsons Disease is acting up ! Give thanks in all things...amen !"
Oct 27, 2011
Jeffrey Such commented on Mary Elizabeth Whitlow's blog post Wisdom
"Enjoyed your take on this important situation. Times a difficult Mary Elizabeth BUT ii KNOW THIS FOR SURE ! jessus never fails !! Be Strong and  of Good Courage ! Jeff"
Oct 27, 2011
Mary Elizabeth Whitlow's blog post was featured

Stand

A couple weeks ago when the weather was warm and beautiful, I took a long walk through the woods, made longer by getting myself thoroughly lost.  While I wandered, God reminded me of a call He has been continually placing on my heart.  "Take my yoke, for it is easy and my burden is light."  I never want to believe that, being a nose to the grindstone kind of girl with worrywart tendencies.  Yet, He keeps calling me to joy.  What He asks of me is prayer, praise, writing, and pursuing the things…See More
Oct 25, 2011
Mary Elizabeth Whitlow posted a blog post

Stand

A couple weeks ago when the weather was warm and beautiful, I took a long walk through the woods, made longer by getting myself thoroughly lost.  While I wandered, God reminded me of a call He has been continually placing on my heart.  "Take my yoke, for it is easy and my burden is light."  I never want to believe that, being a nose to the grindstone kind of girl with worrywart tendencies.  Yet, He keeps calling me to joy.  What He asks of me is prayer, praise, writing, and pursuing the things…See More
Oct 25, 2011
Mary Elizabeth Whitlow replied to Jerry Linnins's discussion Inter-Faith Service
"This scares me...The Quran on TOP of the Bible...A leader of another faith speaking in front of the CHURCH.  It sounds like idolatry of the rankest kind.  I once went into a Mosque, with my head covered and kept silent.  I would NEVER…"
Oct 17, 2011
Mary Elizabeth Whitlow posted a blog post

I am the Bread of Life

Bread, warm, crusty, nourishing...the staff of life.  So much is evoked by this word, and the reality it stands in for.  Very few homes with the means to buy it are without it.  It is the foundation or compliment of nearly every meal."This is my body, broken for you."  The loaf is raised, the matzo is broken, and we take in again the reality of Jesus as our Bread of Life.  He paid the ultimate price so we could have, without price, His sustaining nourishment for our starving souls.If starving…See More
Oct 17, 2011
Mary Elizabeth Whitlow's blog post was featured

Wisdom

The Theme for GEMS this year is wisdom.  We are looking into Proverbs a great deal.  This is a book I have not tended to dig into much because it seemed like a big "to do" list, especially Proverbs 31.  I always had the unsettling feeling that I didn't measure up and might just be the fool Solomon the Wise and your mother warned you about.Wisdom really does not get a lot of press these days.  People are smart or savvy or intelligent, but no one talks much about having wisdom or discernment. …See More
Oct 12, 2011
Mary Elizabeth Whitlow posted a blog post

Wisdom

The Theme for GEMS this year is wisdom.  We are looking into Proverbs a great deal.  This is a book I have not tended to dig into much because it seemed like a big "to do" list, especially Proverbs 31.  I always had the unsettling feeling that I didn't measure up and might just be the fool Solomon the Wise and your mother warned you about.Wisdom really does not get a lot of press these days.  People are smart or savvy or intelligent, but no one talks much about having wisdom or discernment. …See More
Oct 10, 2011
Mary Elizabeth Whitlow posted a blog post

The second great darkness

When I started, several weeks back, to write about creation, I was pondering the darkness of the abyss before God spoke His first word of creation and sent Light to our shrouded world.  I was questioning just how long the darkness lasted, as the Spirit brooded our egg of an earth.  Walking through Holy Week, especially the Maundy Thursday service,  I was struck by Jesus' "descent into darkness" as we celebrated the Service of Shadows.  As Jesus hung on the cross, the world once more plunged…See More
Apr 23, 2011

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How do you participate in discipleship?
Interested in growing personally (no specific role), Mentor others one-on-one, Lead small groups or classes, Layperson, Discipling youth
To help you connect with others who have similar interests, what are the primary areas in which you’re interested in growing personally?
Understanding - studying - and memorizing the Bible, Resolving relationship conflicts, Enjoying and relating to God, Prayer, Serving others, Experiencing the Holy Spirit's power, Worship, Doing daily life in the company of God, Living out God's individual design for me
For those you disciple, what areas would you most like to see them grow?
Understanding - studying - and memorizing the Bible, Enjoying and relating to God, Prayer, Worship, Doing daily life in the company of God
If you disciple others, in what areas would you like to share ideas, ask questions, and learn from other network members?
How to help a disciplee with personal issues, How to disciple other when I feel inadequate
What book or resource (other than the Bible!) has impacted your Christian life the most?
worship music

Mary Elizabeth Whitlow's Blog

Stand(hopefully the start of a book on the armor of God and the fruit of the Spirit)

Stand

Taking up the armor of God and bearing fruit

Introduction

Could there be two more disparate images of the Christian life than the battle cry to put on the Armor of God in Ephesians 6 and the Fruit of the Spirit listed in Galatians  5? Yet, when the Israelites were living in “the land of milk and honey” promised them by God, they were constantly battling to preserve the fruitful land and the “peace on every side”…

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Posted on June 8, 2013 at 11:57am — 1 Comment

Elements of the Blood (A Sestina)



 

Elijah's challenge at Mt. Carmel stood above religion.

Though the prophets of Baal ritually shed there own blood,

Elijah's altar, drenched in a lavish baptism of water,

Was licked dry by God's…

Continue

Posted on November 28, 2011 at 5:12pm

Stand

A couple weeks ago when the weather was warm and beautiful, I took a long walk through the woods, made longer by getting myself thoroughly lost.  While I wandered, God reminded me of a call He has been continually placing on my heart.  

"Take my yoke, for it is easy and my burden is light."  I never want to believe that, being a nose to the grindstone kind of girl with worrywart tendencies.  Yet, He keeps calling me to joy.  What He asks of me is prayer, praise, writing, and pursuing…

Continue

Posted on October 25, 2011 at 5:23pm

I am the Bread of Life

Bread, warm, crusty, nourishing...the staff of life.  So much is evoked by this word, and the reality it stands in for.  Very few homes with the means to buy it are without it.  It is the foundation or compliment of nearly every meal.

"This is my body, broken for you."  The loaf is raised, the matzo is broken, and we take in again the reality of Jesus as our Bread of Life.  He paid the ultimate price so we could have, without price, His sustaining nourishment for our starving…

Continue

Posted on October 17, 2011 at 3:52pm

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At 11:46pm on October 27, 2011, Jeffrey Such said…
Sorry for my typing skills in my previous comment....my Parkinsons Disease is acting up ! Give thanks in all things...amen !
 
 
 

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