Archive for July, 2005

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Ciana DeMay Shelton

July 23, 2005


Introducing Ciana DeMay Shelton Posted by Picasa

She was born at 2:59 PM, Thursday July 21.

weighing in at 7 lbs 6 ounces
19.5 inches long

Thanks for all you prayers and love.

Blessed,
iggy

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Feeling Better… But still have a nasty cough.

July 20, 2005

Thanks to everyone who prayed for me about my case of pneumonia. It seems to be now just an annoying cough. I do think I will be able to be present when my daughter is born.

If TES goes into labor today, which we hope, we will be off to the hospital. If not, she will be induced tomorrow, if there is an available bed in the birthing unit.

Again, thanks for all your prayers.

Blessings,
iggy

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Feeling Better… But still have a nasty cough.

July 20, 2005

Thanks to everyone who prayed for me about my case of pneumonia. It seems to be now just an annoying cough. I do think I will be able to be present when my daughter is born.

If TES goes into labor today, which we hope, we will be off to the hospital. If not, she will be induced tomorrow, if there is an available bed in the birthing unit.

Again, thanks for all your prayers.

Blessings,
iggy

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The Exchanged Life

July 15, 2005

Some of you may have check out the link to the teachings of Irenaeus I have on this page.
My theology took on a grand transition after reading His teachings. I see as Irenaeus who was a disciple of the Polycarp and the Apostle John taught one must subject his free will unto God. I see this as the exchange of wills from ours to Gods. This is the exchanged life or as scripture calls it, becoming a new creation.

I see a common saying as a bit unscriptural… yet as I am not a legalist (at least I pray ha-ha) I don’t make too much out of it. We often hear the phrase, “I gave my life to the Lord”, when in reality we had no life…. as all that dwelt in us before Christ was death. We should say, “I gave my death to the Lord, and He gave me His eternal life.” In fact Christ Jesus gave Himself for He is Life itself.

I see the real issue in Christianity today is the equation of forgiveness = salvation. When in the scripture all are forgiven, yet it does not say all are saved. When Jesus yelled, “Father, forgive them they know not what they do”. I see all at the cross forgiven; yet I would never say all present at the cross were saved.

What this leads to is many receiving only half the Gospel that leads to Life.

Many go forward, not to receive Christ Jesus, but to receive forgiveness. This forgiveness is already granted by way of the cross. The only way of salvation is Jesus for He is salvation.

I see many people being deceived that they are saved, when in reality they only have acknowledged that God forgave them and have not received the power unto salvation, or the Life of Christ.

Now some may call this the indwelling of the Holy Spirit… and I agree… for without the Holy Spirit indwelling us we do not have the power to be saved. This power can only come from God Who is our only salvation, and our hope of glory.

Blessings,
iggy

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The Exchanged Life

July 15, 2005

Some of you may have check out the link to the teachings of Irenaeus I have on this page.
My theology took on a grand transition after reading His teachings. I see as Irenaeus who was a disciple of the Polycarp and the Apostle John taught one must subject his free will unto God. I see this as the exchange of wills from ours to Gods. This is the exchanged life or as scripture calls it, becoming a new creation.

I see a common saying as a bit unscriptural… yet as I am not a legalist (at least I pray ha-ha) I don’t make too much out of it. We often hear the phrase, “I gave my life to the Lord”, when in reality we had no life…. as all that dwelt in us before Christ was death. We should say, “I gave my death to the Lord, and He gave me His eternal life.” In fact Christ Jesus gave Himself for He is Life itself.

I see the real issue in Christianity today is the equation of forgiveness = salvation. When in the scripture all are forgiven, yet it does not say all are saved. When Jesus yelled, “Father, forgive them they know not what they do”. I see all at the cross forgiven; yet I would never say all present at the cross were saved.

What this leads to is many receiving only half the Gospel that leads to Life.

Many go forward, not to receive Christ Jesus, but to receive forgiveness. This forgiveness is already granted by way of the cross. The only way of salvation is Jesus for He is salvation.

I see many people being deceived that they are saved, when in reality they only have acknowledged that God forgave them and have not received the power unto salvation, or the Life of Christ.

Now some may call this the indwelling of the Holy Spirit… and I agree… for without the Holy Spirit indwelling us we do not have the power to be saved. This power can only come from God Who is our only salvation, and our hope of glory.

Blessings,
iggy

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Pneumonia?

July 14, 2005

Here it is 100+ degrees and I get pneumonia. It started out with a high fever and a trip to the emergency room.
Please pray as it is possible that I am contagious. The last thing TES needs (or Fischer) is pneumonia while she is giving birth.
Also, pray I get over this before she goes into labor.

blessings,

iggy

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Pneumonia?

July 14, 2005

Here it is 100+ degrees and I get pneumonia. It started out with a high fever and a trip to the emergency room.
Please pray as it is possible that I am contagious. The last thing TES needs (or Fischer) is pneumonia while she is giving birth.
Also, pray I get over this before she goes into labor.

blessings,

iggy