Saturday, December 25, 2010

Eddie Bellinger, an exemplary businessman

I am so impressed with the way Eddie Bellinger treated me as his customer, that I feel compelled to give him public praise. I am currently residing in Pittsburgh, PA, and came to Fulton to visit family for Christmas. The water pump on my car was leaking badly and needed to be repaired quickly. Mr. Bellinger made me his only appointment for Christmas Eve and worked on my car all by himself. He even waited for me to pick up my car for an extra two hours because my ride's car was also having problems. When I arrived, he greeted me with a smile and charged me a very minimal amount considering the cost of the part and the work done. I will not hesitate to recommend Bellinger's to anyone that needs car repairs done. I bought my first car from Mr. Bellinger over five years ago,a 2000 Chevy Lumina, and I am still driving it today thanks to his help. All businessmen should learn from his example.

Andrea Doherty

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Shutterfly Christmas Cards

It's that time of year again. Time to think about sending Christmas cards. You have to plan ahead to make sure it looks great and everyone gets theirs in time. Every year we send a collage photo or photo card for Christmas with an update letter letting everyone know what we've been up to for the past year. This year I plan on using to make my Christmas cards. They just came out with a new line of story cards that look awesome.
One template I especially like is the Top 10 Moments of 2010 card.
That is such a short and sweet way to tell everyone your year's highlights and I love the bright and cheerful colors. I can't wait to make my personalized Christmas cards and get them in the mail! Now I just have to search for the perfect pictures and think of 10 of our favorite moments.:)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Is the Quran the Word of God?

Pastor Aaron Goerner has had an extensive ministry with Muslims from around the world and has compiled a book consisting of his correspondence with them.

Are you a Muslim?

Do you have questions about Jesus and the Bible?


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Jonathan (10wks.) can talk

Jonathan says I love you.
I have been talking into his mouth so he can feel the words. He always looks like he wants to say something. I looped it a few times so you can hear it.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New Job for Scott

Just started as the Systems Administrator for the School I am going to. Wow! What a big job. A lot of responsibility. Pray for me that I can balance full time school, half time work, full time family. "For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. " (Luke 12:48)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bible Reading Tracker - Audio Bible and text

I have created a Bible Reading Tracker that optionally tracks you as you go at your own pace, or follow a popular reading plan.
To create an account all you need to do is provide a username and password, nothing else.
Then you can sign in and it will track your individual progress through the Bible.
It uses the Bible in audio to listen and provides the text in a pane that can be enlarged.
The tracker automatically keeps reading until you stop it, and it keeps track as it goes chapter to chapter.
Try it out.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sound like Constitutional Law Today?

He that would usurp an absolute lordship and tyranny over any people, need not put himself to the trouble and difficulty of abrogating and disannulling the laws, made to maintain the common liberty; for he may frustrate their intent, and compass his own design as well, if he can get the power and authority to interpret them as he pleases, and add to them what he pleases, and to have his interpretations and additions stand for laws; if he can rule his by his lawyers.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Letter

Dear Family and Friends,
Merry Christmas 2009! This year we have been blessed so much by the Lord that we want to share what He has done with you.

In May, Scott graduated from SUNY Oswego with a BS in Computer Science. In July, we moved from Fulton, NY to Pittsburgh, PA so that Scott could attend the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary as a student in the Masters of Divinity program. We received donations from churches and individuals around the St. Lawrence Presbytery toward a seminary fund for Scott, making it possible for us to afford to live in Pittsburgh while Scott attends school. In September, Scott started classes at the seminary. He finished the fall quarter with a 4.0 GPA and is into his third week of the winter quarter. He has been working part time at Home Depot, as well as balancing his studies and family life. Please pray for him, as this balancing act can be difficult.

In August, we discovered after a year and half of praying for another child, that Andrea was pregnant. So far everything looks good and healthy. Andrea had a sonogram in November and it's a boy. This time we're pretty sure there's no mistake, we saw it pretty clearly for ourselves(We were told Abbey was going to be a boy). We are naming him Jonathan Charles, Jonathan meaning gift of God or God is gracious, and Charles meaning manly. Andrea is now 23 weeks pregnant. Jonathan is scheduled to make his debut on April 8, 2010. Please pray for the health of Jonathan and Andrea, and a safe delivery when the time comes. Andrea has been babysitting a 4 year old boy named Joshua, four days a week. Abbey and Joshua have become good friends. It's nice for her to have a playmate around. Andrea is auditing a class with Scott this quarter. In the Historical Writings class they will read and outline Joshua through 2 Chronicles.

In October, Abbey celebrated her third birthday with family and three of her new Pittsburgh friends. She is growing up so fast, both in height and knowledge. She is in the early stages of reading. She is good at sounding out each individual sound in the word, and is getting better at blending the sounds together. Just in this past week she read about 10 words. Abbey is continuing to learn the questions and answers from the First Catechism, and it's so great to hear her pick out the words she's learned during the sermon on Sunday morning. “Mommy, he said covenant like we learned in bible time!” Andrea's convinced that Abbey knows as much theology as she knew at 16. Abbey is so excited to be a big sister, and is constantly trying to touch Andrea's belly and talk to the baby. She's at an age where she can be a big help to Mommy by going to get things for her. She also loves to help mommy with cooking and cleaning.

There's so much more going on in our lives here that we could spend forever telling you about. We have found a wonderful church to attend at Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church, and we are getting to know more and more people there and in the seminary community. It's such a blessing to be surrounded by so many Christians. We miss everyone in Fulton, and we had a great time visiting with family and friends over Thanksgiving break. We will be driving out to Wyoming to visit Scott's family for Christmas. It's a 25 hour drive, so please pray for good weather and safety, and a pleasant trip there and home. May the Lord bless you this Christmas as we meditate on the miracle of the Word who became flesh, and may you have a Happy New Year filled with the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. (Psalm 34:8)

The Doherty's
Scott, Andrea, and

Friday, November 13, 2009

Two of my favorite Watson Quotes

"The growth of love evinces its truth. If I see the almond tree bud and flourish, I know there is life in the root. Paint will not grow; a hypocrite, who is but a picture, will not grow. But where we see love to God increasing and growing larger, as Elijah's cloud, we may conclude it is true and genuine."

"God is the most adequate and complete object of our love. All the excellencies that lie scattered in the creatures, are united in Him. He is wisdom, beauty, love, yea, the very essence of goodness. There is nothing in God can cause a loathing; the creature sooner surfeits than satisfies, but there are fresh beauties sparkling forth in God. The more we enjoy of Him, the more we are ravished with delight. There is nothing in God to deaden our affections or quench our love; no infirmity, no deformity, such as usually weaken and cool love. There is that excellence in God, which may not only invite, but command our love. If there were more angels in heaven than there are, and all those glorious seraphim had an immense flame of love burning in their breasts to eternity, yet could they not love God equivalently to that infinite perfection and transcendence of goodness which is in Him. Surely then here is enough to induce us to love God -- we cannot spend our love upon a better object."
Thomas Watson All Things For Good

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Old Book Smell

We know that there is a characteristic smell to old books. Well, apparently it is a scientifically analyzable smell.
If you have labored to try to articulate the smell, perhaps this description could help it is "a combination of grassy notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla over an underlying mustiness".

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Scott's grades

A quick update to let you know how Scott is doing in school. Three of his four midterm exams have been returned. Here are his grades.

Intertestamental Period-A

He is still waiting for the return of his midterm exam for Spiritual Development. He didn't have a midterm for Pentateuch, but has received an A on all of his assignments for the class thus far.

Thank you to everyone who has been praying for Scott's studies at RPTS.