Thursday, January 31, 2002

Necesitas una gorra -- You need a cap

Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Abrigate bien! - Bundle up!

Although, this isn't really necessary in 74 degree weather. And while wearing a kimono in 74 degree weather. Trust me.

Tuesday, January 29, 2002

Spanish phrase of the day:

Quiero ir a esquiar. -- I want to go skiing.

OK, this one is true....'cept Dad won't let me. I'm 26 and my Dad won't let me go skiing. I know it's sad, but he gets really upset if I even mention skiing. He thinks I'll kill myself (despite the fact that I'm actually a pretty good skiier).

Monday, January 28, 2002

Spanish phrase of the day:

Viene una tormenta de nieve. -- A snowstorm is coming

Sunday, January 27, 2002

Spanish Phrase of the Day:

No encuentro mis botas de nieve. -- I cannot find my snow boots.

Unfortunately so far, most of the phrases have to do with snow. It was 70 yesterday here in Georgia. It snowed after Christmas, but I was in Arizona at the time. Oh well...I am still going to try and work it into normal conversation. I managed to used yesterday's last night in the car on the way to Chili's. I felt so proud... (And kudos to Anne who translated it!)

Saturday, January 26, 2002

Spanish phrase of the day (from my Living Language Page-A-Day calender):

No me gusta la nieve. -- I don't like snow.

Most recent theological discussion:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michelle L. Vetter []
> Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 7:11 PM
> To: Jason Parry; Dan Miller; Deb Clement
> Subject: giving praise to the Holy Spirit
> I've been reading all kinds of interesting questions lately. Here's
> "I've heard that giving glory and praise to the Holy Spirit is
>unscriptural. I've also heard (in a song derek webb sings) 'All praise to
>the Spirit whose whisper divine...' Is this scriptural?"
> I looked up a bunch of verses about the person of the Holy Spirit, but
>found none which do quite what this question is asking...
> -M

>From: "Jason Parry"
>To: "Michelle L. Vetter", "Dan Miller",
>"Deb Clement"
>Subject: RE: giving praise to the Holy Spirit
>Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 23:09:40 -0500
>One could argue that the Lord and the Spirit are One, in which case the
>question disappears:
>"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is
>liberty." -2 Cor 3:17
>"God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and
>truth." -John 4:24
>However, looking at the role of the Holy Spirit throughout the New
>Testament, it seems to me that we are to worship *in the Spirit* but not
>worship specifically the Person of the Spirit, but rather worship the
>through the Son in the Spirit. However, I would not go so far as to say
>that Derek's song is unscriptural, for he is giving praise to the Spirit
>rather than worshipping the Spirit. (I can praise Dan for learning a new
>word in spanish, but that doesn't mean I'm worshipping Dan.) I do not see
>any problem with giving praise to the Spirit any more than I see a problem
>with giving praise to anyone else for accomplishing something. As far as
>ascribing glory to the Holy Spirit, I would say that part of the Holy
>Spirit's role is to enable us to give glory to the Son (and Father), and
>that by us giving glory to the Father and Son in the Spirit, we are
>indirectly glorifying the Holy Spirit. And of course, if we give glory to
>"God" or to the "Lord," the Holy Spirit is included in that... but I don't
>know of any place in scripture where glory is given specifically to the
>that's my 2 cents worth...

-----Original Message-----
From: Michelle L. Vetter []
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 6:09 AM
To: Jason Parry
Subject: RE: giving praise to the Holy Spirit

How about 1Pe 4:14 "If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified."

Wouldn't saying "the Spirit of glory" be ascribing glory to the Spirit? I asked the guy that, and he said that wasn't what he was looking for. I think he wanted something specifically like a psalm address of worship, but I agree with you, that I don't think that grammatically the song doesn't necessarily have that tone.

-----Original Message-----
From: Debbie Clement
Sent: Jason Parry, Michelle Vetter, Dan Miller

Subject: RE: giving praise to the Holy Spirit

I think Jason stated it well when he said that scripturally we are to
worship God in the Spirit. In a sense, by our worshipping God "in spirit
and in truth" we ARE magnifying the Spirit, the Son,and the Father. We are
recongizing each person of the Godhead for who He is and praising Him for
His mighty character. God the Father is magnified while we praise Him for
the work of Christ, recognizing what Jesus did on the cross fo us. Also, we
are thankful for the gift of the Spirit which was given to us by the Father
after Christ ascended. As the rest fo the Caedmon's Call song goes..."All
praise to the Spirit whose whisper divine seals mercy and pardon and
righteousness mine," - through that we are recognizing His daily work in our
lives as He ministers to our hearts, conforming us into the image of Christ.

Those are some of my thoughts.......but I have to go to work at Seattles
now, so I'll talk to ya'll later!

IN Christ Alone, Deb

-----Original Message-----
From: Michelle L. Vetter []
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 4:14 PM
To: Debbie Clement; Jason Parry, Dan Miller
Subject: RE: giving praise to the Holy Spirit

The problem is that, while I agree with that completely, that wasn't what he was asking. He was asking if it's Scripturally appropriate to give verbal praise and worship to the Spirit instead of God the Father or Jesus (not sure "instead of" is the best explanation, but the best I can do). A question that pops into my head (especially after studying John), is perhaps all of that kind of praise and worship should be directed at God as consisting of all three persons of the Trinity, or specifically at the Father? Because in John Jesus is consistantly pointing at the Father. I haven't really investigated this thoroughly yet, however...