CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

March 10, 2010

THIS IS A TEST: CAN I INSERT PHOTOS IN THE POST TEXT?

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CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

LEARNING HOW TO INSERT PICTURES IN A BLOG POST

     People who know me say that mechanical and electronic devices recognize me, and become like belligerent children when they see me coming. Combine that with my being computer challenged, and you have a deadly combination.

     That’s why it is so amazing that I am managing four blogs, and considering two more. Now wait—this doesn’t mean I am a computer geek. I have one blog that I use for my personal writing. This is where you are reading now, CAROLYN’S CREATIONS, at www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com. I edit a blog for the Beanery Writers Group at www.beanerywriters.wordpress.com . Then I began a newsletter for our community, Laurel Mountain Borough (PA) at www.laurelmountainboro.wordpress.com .

     I was doing just fine when I was contacted by the Ellsworth American Newspaper in Hancock County, Maine. They’d seen  my post on climbing Schoodic Mountain (OH, TO CLIMB SCHOODIC MOUNTAIN (Maine) ) and (more…)

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A Daily Online Lenten Study Guide: Day 19

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

A DAILY ONLINE LENTEN STUDY GUIDE: DAY 19

Monte Holland

This is the nineteenth in a series of daily Lenten devotionals called “Scriptural Lessons Leading to a Godly and Moral Life.” To start the study, click on: A Daily Online Lenten Study Guide: Introduction or

https://carolyncholland.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/a-daily-online-lenten-study-guide-introduction/

To view yesterday’s A DAILY ON-LINE LENTEN STUDY GUIDE click on: A Daily Online Lenten Study Guide: Day 18

Today’s photographs feature chapels—the chapel in the Ligonier Valley Cemetery on Rt. 711 South, and Little Harbor Chapel behind the South Street Cemetery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. To view click on: http://ligonierliving.blogspot.com/2010/03/daily-online-lenten-study-guide-day-19.html

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The Tenth Commandment:     17Do not want anything that belongs to someone else. Don’t want anyone’s house, wife or husband, slaves, oxen, donkeys or anything else.  Exodus 20:17

The last commandment, in a sense, sums up the previous five commandments, and even the first four. The key word is covet. The dictionary meaning of this rarely used word is “to desire eagerly; long for; especially, to desire something belonging to another.” The desiring of something belonging to another really covers adultery (desire of the marital rights that belong to another’s spouse), stealing (taking goods in the care of another person), murder (taking life away from another person), disrespecting father and mother (taking away the honor they deserve for bringing you into the world), and lying (keeping the truth away from a person.)

     In each case one who covets thinks of himself before he considers the other person.  We covet because we consider ourselves better than others or more important than others—and even more important than God because we violate the rules set up by God when we covet. We set our own rules when we covet.

     The Ten Commandments were set in place because human beings are called to be relational in the best sense. God created them for fellowship with Him. He sets the rules for that relationship, making it clear that He is God, and He must be revered and honored. God also created human beings for mutual fellowship. The Ten Commandments help us to act responsibly, assisting each other in being the best stewards of God’s created order.

     Probably the hardest concept we must each accept is that everything belongs to God, and that our lives are all centered around the stewardship of His provision in our lives.

The Tenth Commandment: DO NOT COVET.

     Furthermore, desires are much harder to control than actions themselves. Yet sinful actions begin with a covetous desire, which the tenth commandment tells us to “nip in the bud.”

EXERCISES:

Exercise 1: How do we go about getting what we want?

(arpy ot doG) ____________________

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