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January 29, 2005

Adopted and Accepted

"When we realize that our adoption is permanent, we have the courage to celebrate our identity by looking and acting like our Father. We recognize and love our brothers and sisters because they look and act like Him, too. But even when they fail to have a family resemblance, we love them because our Father loves us when we fail to resemble Him. . .

But God does not just give us a list of house rules [referring back to the "one another" verses] He gives us grace to follow the rules. His Spirit produces the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control that enables us to act like our Father. And our Elder Brother intercedes for us before the Father's throne." --Susan Hunt, Heirs of the Covenant


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Congrats on winning the "Calvinism:" giveaway. You'll have to create a loan service for all who used your referral id, and helped you win. :o)

I'm only kidding, ... I guess.

Posted by: mike at January 29, 2005 04:30 PM

Funny you should mention that particular book. I recently picked it up at our public library's used book sale for 50 cents! I haven't read it yet, but I've read other books by Susan Hunt, so I knew it was a good find.

Looking forward to reading it.

Posted by: Anne at January 29, 2005 06:44 PM

Hi tulip; just wanted to congratulate you on winning the Amazing Grace DVD from Challies.com.

Posted by: Brian G at January 29, 2005 08:57 PM

congratulations on your win @ challies:) way to go! enjoy those tapes. martha
ps. great quote. i need to reread that book. i didn't get to mull it over the first time around.

Posted by: martha at January 30, 2005 05:55 AM

Woohoo! I won! While I entered and promoted the earlier drawing, the Amazing Grace dvds are something I really desired! Have to go thank Tim (and Monergism!) now.

We had a copy in Russian and I am squeamish about lending out books that I haven't yet read. A lot focuses on Christian Ed in the church/covenantal community setting. I wasn't reading it for that in particular, but was still very blessed by it.

I'm glad I've read it--and am glad we have it to loan out.

Posted by: TulipGirl at January 30, 2005 12:20 PM

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