Denise Day Spencer

June 29, 2006

The Bible’s bad raps (just to name a few)

Filed under: Random ramblings — denisedayspencer @ 3:06 am

Well, though I’ve not read it cover-to-cover, Jason Boyett’s Pocket Guide To The Bible has inspired me nontheless. So I’ve decided to share a few examples of my own regarding what I think are some things and people that have gotten bad raps in the Word of God. (more…)

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June 25, 2006

Children’s sermon: Evangelism

Filed under: Children's sermons — denisedayspencer @ 3:06 am

Another children's sermon based on the doctrinal summaries in the Disciple's Study Bible.
Scripture: Matthew 10:7-8

Object: cookies to share with the children

Today I'd like us to talk about evangelism. That's a pretty big word. What is evangelism? It's a planned effort to tell unbelievers about Jesus in the hope that they'll believe. Very simply, it's sharing Jesus. (more…)

June 7, 2006

After the wedding

Filed under: Personal reflections — denisedayspencer @ 2:34 am

Three weeks ago our son, Clay, graduated from high school. Three days ago our daughter, Noel, got married. It's definitely a time of transition in the Spencer household.

At the wedding reception, my friend Tamara came up to me and inspected my face. "Well," she said, "Your makeup is still basically intact!" That was because I really hadn't cried. Except for a moment that morning when I had felt the sting of tears as I wished Noel's departed Papaw could be there to see his "Bumpkin" on her wedding day, I had been happy.

It was a weekend of special time with my special girl. It was a beautiful, worshipful ceremony and a joyous reception. I rejoiced as my daughter, now a lovely young lady, joined hands and hearts with the man she has chosen to spend the rest of her life with.

I know the seeds of my happiness that day were sown long ago. When I considered blogging about the day, I realized that I'd already said everything I wanted to say in a guest Internet Monk essay three years ago. So instead of trying to come up with new insights, I'll post the original essay in its entirety. Believe me; it still applies. (more…)

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