Friday, August 12, 2011

10 Months

Miles is 10 months now!
...and he's sprouting two bottom teeth finally!
Doesn't my precious boy look excited?

Fevers, whining and clingyness is in full effect!  Poor kiddo.  How many more teeth do we have to go through now?!?!  Eeesh! 

I really am enjoying every minute that we have him though.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Are you free?

"Are you free?  Then stand fast in your liberty, and be not entangled again in the yoke of bondage.  Listen not to those who by good words and fair speeches would draw you back to the Church of Rome.  Beware of those who would fain persuade you that there is any mediator but the one Mediator, Christ Jesus, -any sacrifice but the one Sacrifice offered on Calvary, -any priest but the great High Priest Emmanuel, -any incense needed in worship but the savour of His name who was crucified, -any rule of faith and practice but God's Word, -any confessional but the throne of grace, -any effectual absolution but that which Christ bestows on the hearts of His believing people, -any purgatory but the one fountain open for all sins, the blood of Christ, to be only used while we are alive.  On all these points stand fast, and be on your guard.  Scores of misguided teachers are trying to rob Christians of Gospel liberty, and bring back among us exploded superstitions.  Resist them manfully, and to not give way for a moment.  Remember what Romanism was in this country before the blessed Reformation.  Remember at what mighty cost our martyred Reformers brought spiritual freedom to light by the Gospel.  Stand fast for this freedom like a man, and labour to hand it down to your children whole and unimpaired."

J.C. Ryle, Practical Religion