Thursday, March 27, 2008

R.O.C.K. Solid

Today I want to tell you about an online store that I have been using since 1998. R.O.C.K. Solid is a Christian home based business run by a homeschool family (they have now opened a brick and morter store also!). Their acronym stands for: Resources Of the Christian Kind. I consistently find lower prices here than at other places. They have free shipping for orders over $75, and they are very quick in fulfilling orders and getting them out to me. In addition to their great service, I take satisfaction in knowing that I am helping support a family enterprise. This is the same vision, though maybe not the same business idea, that I have for my own family someday. I was excited yesterday to find out that they now have an affiliate program! So, use this link: and stop by and check them out. I think you'll be impressed with their selection, their prices, and their shipping policy. As an added bonus, when you buy after using this link you'll help the Southerland family in our efforts to stay ahead of expenses while raising seven children!

Thanks! Enjoy!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Father Daughter Conference 2008

Three weeks from today my two oldest daughters and I will be on our way to Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA to attend Vision Forum's Father Daughter Conference. This is the first time we've attended a father daughter conference, though we've been to a couple of Vision Forum events. I can attest after attending the Entrepreneurial Bootcamp and the Jamestown Quadricentennial that everything Vision Forum does, they do with excellence. My daughters and I are very excited about this time we will have together. Brittney is nearing completion on a tea gown that she will wear to high tea on Saturday afternoon. Praise God for Vision Forum and for all the fathers and daughters that will be traveling to Georgia in order to strengthen father daughter relationships which, in most cases, are already very strong to begin with. Truly children are a heritage of the Lord. I absolutely love being a father.

My two oldest girls are 14 and 10. As with the rest of my children, Brittney and Brianna are precious to me. There's nothing quite as satisfying as watching your children grow up and turn into godly ladies (and men). I love to watch what God is doing in their lives, and I love to anticipate what their futures hold.

Pray for safe travel for everyone involved. Personally, we will be driving from Guthrie, OK to Memphis, TN, staying one night, then making the trek from Memphis to Pine Mountain the next day.

Pray that God would knit the hearts of fathers and daughters together in this special time.

Pray for the speakers that God would give them the right words to say that will minister to this group of fathers and their young ladies.

Monday, March 17, 2008

O Wretched Man!

O wretched man with darkened heart,
Doubled minded and unstable!
Seeking what God would impart,
Willing, yet unable

To walk the walk of holiness.
Maintain desires for God alone
In sweet marital bliss
Forsaking all others, they can’t atone,

For sins that I’ve committed.
My desire is toward my Saviour,
Yet, in my soul, within my spirit,
I turn away His favor.

Desiring things I should not,
Entertaining thoughts impure,
My conscious is apt to rot,
Lest Jesus draw me near.

In me, (that is, in my flesh),
Dwelleth no good thing,
With earnestness I do wish,
For goodness only to bring.

Alas, the good that I would I do not,
But evil I would not, that I do.
The sin dwelling in me is what
These evil works are brought unto.

I find a law, that when I would do good,
Evil is present with me.
Convincing me against what I should,
And from my God I flee!

For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
My mind committed to His Word.
Within my members dwells the law of sin,
To bring me into captivity with its evil sword.

Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
God’s law giv’n to us through His very breath,
Brings life to me through His written Word.

With my mind, I serve the law of God,
But with the flesh, the law of sin,
And so it goes in this path I trod,
Over and over again.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Vision Forum Sale!

Vision Forum is having a 50% off sale on over 250 items.  The sale lasts through midnight, March 11. Follow the following link to access the sale!