Thursday, May 20, 2010

John Calvin at Our Dinner Table! (Part 3)

John Calvin actually came to our dinner table recently!  He was an adorable little fellow and he actually preached to us a bit out of Spurgeon's Morning and Evening...  Which was very interesting since Spurgeon came after Calvin....  Hmmm... 

About a week ago our family "went" to Geneva for Vision Forum's Faith and Freedom Virtual Tour and so we all dressed up Swiss!

Enjoy the Pictures!

Judah Philip :: John Calvin

Bethany :: The Geneva Bible
De-De :: A Swiss Dancer

In a letter to PierreViret in 1549 John Calvin wrote about his wife as follows:

 "From her I never experienced the slightest hindrance. She was never troublesome to me throughout the entire course of her illness; she was more anxious about her children than about herself. As I feared these private cares might annoy her to no purpose, I took occasion, on the third day before her death to mention that I would not fail in discharging my duty to her children. Taking up the matter immediately, she said, ’I have already committed them to God.’ When I said that that was not to prevent me from caring for them, she replied, ’I know you will not neglect what you know has been committed to God.’ Lately, also, when a certain woman insisted that she should talk with me regarding these matters, I, for the first time, heard her give the following brief answer: ’Assuredly the principal thing is that they live a pious and holy life. My husband is not to be urged to instruct them in religious knowledge and in the fear of God. If they be pious, I am sure he will gladly be a father to them; but if not, they do not deserve that I should ask for aught in their behalf.’ This nobleness of mind will weigh more with me than a hundred recommendations."


“Let us not cease to do the utmost, that we may incessantly go forward in the way of the Lord; and let us not despair of the smallness of our accomplishments.”
-John Calvin

Here's a picture of all 5 of us...

Here is a very interesting quiz on John Calvin which has 10 questions and then grades you... at the end there's a button with your results.  I think I need to do a little more studying (I've been studying Idelette Calvin) so I didn't do well with this quiz :(...  At the end my button said "I failed Miserably".  Notice that I didn't post that here!  I have to try taking it again...  I'll think a little longer before I answer!  :) 

I wanted to end with my favorite picture!

I have titled this picture, "I love my John Calvin"!

Not everyone can say they've got an adorable little John Calvin living at their home...  like I can!

Click Here for the answer to last post's question.

Now for this post's question!!  (Same rules as last time): Who said this quote:
"A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent."

Answer HERE...  and have a blessed day!  >> Next Post: France!

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Cochran Family said...

I love all of the pictures. They are great!!!

Green Gardening Girl said...

Those are the best yet!! And the video was GREAT!!! We all watched it and loved it!!

John Calvin is a cutie!