Beverly Parkison aka Lateblooming Designs

Archive for May, 2018

The Battle For Your Mind

It is the most important thing.

Reasoned Cases For Christ


Ephesians 6:12 NIVFor our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

Complacency is like a silent cancer. One of the meanings given for complacency is “a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements“. I think the key words are “uncritical satisfaction“. We hear and read about the pros and cons of having faith in God, and all of it’s variances, with multitudes attacking the idea that there is more than meets the eye to think of and consider, but you’d be hard put to find anyone that doesn’t admit that there is a lot of evil in the world. It doesn’t matter where you turn, whether you’re looking at the news, or in the work place or…

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It’s Time for a Reformation in the SBC – 3 Issues We Need to Set Right — Michelle Lesley

Can there be another conservative resurgence that brings reform to the SBC? I believe there can.

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Happy Mother’s Day

I’m not sure If I have Irish blood or not,Scottish probably, but one lucky thing happened on the way to Mother’s day.

The card was made earlier, I try to stay a month a head, but didn’t have an idea for a gift or for the inside of the card.  On my weekly trip  to Walmart, which some of you know isn’t my favorite place to visit,  Bingo!!! there were these  really different and fresh plants.   They are called Sun Star (orange). Well they also match the card I had already made. Perfect match which almost never happens.


Now …here is the lucky ending. On Facebook this morning this poem came up and low and behold the picture behind the poem was the same plant…in orange. This was just a God thing for sure.


Happy Mother’s Day to all of you. Leave a little love for all the mothers out there. Doesn’t need to be a pricey gift. Just let them know you care.

This is the Lords day….REJOICE!!!

Please let me know you have paid a visit. It matters…… it really does.

Movie Tuesday: Audacity — Michelle Lesley

Movie Tuesday- Audacity

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Updated Provisional Table of Content: How Theology Shapes Marriage Series

The Domain for Truth

My internet at home has been a problem since the internet provider’s optic cable has broken and been a problem for our area.  But it is fixed this morning hence the delayed post!

Beginning in 2016 I worked on a series titled “How Theology Shapes Marriage.”  Since posting the provincial outline I have added more to the series so I thought it might be good for this Sunday to share this updated table of contents.  The point of this series is to show that theology matter; and matter for marriage since it has implications for godliness in marriage.

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God’s Not Like “Whatever, Dude,” About The Way He’s Approached in Worship

Michelle Lesley

Social media is a strange universe to live in. There’s a lot of stupidity, but there’s also a lot that can be learned from various trending issues.

Such was the case recently when Christian social media was up in arms (and rightly so) about Cory Asbury’s worship songReckless Love, and whether or not churches should use it in their worship services. Discussion centered around the use of the word “reckless” to describe God’s love for us and whether or not that was a semantically and theologically appropriate adjective. “Relentless” was suggested as an alternative lyric. “Reckless” was defended as an appropriate lyric. And then Cory Asbury’s explanation of the song came to light and did further injury to his doctrinal cause.

It was all a very interesting and helpful discussion, but, to some degree, it was a rearranging of deck chairs on the Titanic.

‘Cause we’ve hit the ice…

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