NATURE AND GRACE

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Catalog, Christian Classics, Theology | 0 comments

BUY Perfect Bound, BW, 510 pages See more books of same category: Christian Classics Author: Thomas Aquinas “A work of divine justice invariably presupposes a work of divine mercy as its foundation…mercy is present from the very beginning of every work of God.” -Thomas Aquinas This volume presents the view taken by Thomas Aquinas of the moral and spiritual world in which we live, and of the conditions of man’s self-realization which are consequent upon it. The final end of man lies in God, through whom alone he is and lives, and by whose help alone he can attain his end.   Lamp Post is proud to present some of the finest Christian literary works of all time-writings that have affected the Church, touched the hearts of its leaders, and helped shape Christianity for two thousand years; timeless books that have endured and are deserving to be included among the Christian Classics....

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Beautiful Song: Original Artwork by Karla Burner

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Recent Work, Special Items | 0 comments

BUY6 x 9, Black and White, 104 pages See more books of same category: Special Items Author: Karla Burner This personal journal is adorned with “Beautiful Song” — an original art piece by Karla Burner. The cover was inspired by Psalm 118:14 “The Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation.” It’s perfect for every day writing or for keeping your personal notes and thoughts.  ...

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84 Journal: Original Artwork by Karla Burner

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BUY 6 x 9, Black and White, 104 pages See more books of same category: Special Items Author: Karla Burner This personal journal features an original art piece by Karla Burner entitled “84”, inspired by Psalm 84. “Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you.” It’s perfect for every day writing or for keeping your personal notes and thoughts....

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Gold Rush

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Articles, Interviews & Articles | 0 comments

I was more than pleasantly surprised yesterday to see that my DVR suddenly had on about 5 episodes of Gold Rush.  For the last few years it’s a been a Saturday Morning ritual…Sitting on the couch with three kids huddled on top of me while I watch the show. I don’t have any other shows that I claim as “my show”… so when it’s my turn…it’s my turn!   I love this show, watching the exploits of Todd Hoffman, his dad Jack, and his crew as they stumble about the Yukon, trying their best, working hard, making good and bad decisions, and making blind leaps of faith as they go for the gold. What is it I love so much about this show?  I think in many ways it reminds me of me… First, on the most simplest of levels, we all trudge through life trying to make it.  These guys are inspiring in that they are breaking the mold and trying to do something that will provide a windfall of money…  Who doesn’t want to strike it rich? That really appeals to the entrepreneur in me. But even more so, it reminds me of my spiritual life.  The Psalmist writes in Psalm 19:9-10: The decrees of the LORD are firm, and all of them are righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; I work hard to seek the righteousness of his calling…and I dig for it with all my might as something much more precious than gold.  But sometimes I just make bad decisions.  Sometimes I utterly fail.  Sometimes for all of my hard work I seem to get very little reward.  And sometimes, I feel like I have a dozen cameras and a full film crew there to capture every stupid move I make at every angle to show it to all the world, waiting to watch it on their DVR. But I also know how it feels at the end of a day to cradle a jar full of “more precious than gold”…to be able to share it with my brothers and sisters who labor alongside of me and tell them “they get a cut!” Regardless, whether I end the Season with a dozen full jars, or a few flakes in a vial, I know it is God’s reward for seeking Him and honoring His ways, and He tells me “Well done!”  He is the Producer of my show, and He’s always ready to prepare me for a new season! (“More Precious than Gold Rush: Season 44, coming this October!”) Gotta go!  The show is about to start! Written by Brett Burner, publisher, Lamp Post Inc....

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Count Your Days

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Articles, Interviews & Articles | 0 comments

Remember last year?  The Mayans had it all figured out.  Their calendar had come to an end.  Winter Solstice, December 21, 2012.  The end of the world. I don’t think anyone really took it seriously.  There were some “End of the World” parties.  It made for a few great movies, most notably the wildly erratic, completely far-fectched and totally entertaining “2012″.  Waves crashing over mountains, Woody Harrelson dying in a massive thermonuclear volcanic explosion, John Cusack racing his limo through the tectonic upheaval of Los Angeles… (Gotta love Hollywood!) And as the 21st came to a close, there was a soft exhale and wiping of the brow, and we all steeled ourselves toward the stresses of a new day.  (Those darn Mayans!)  Life would go on… Recently a reporter was talking to a cancer patient. All remedies had failed, and now the patient was laying in a hospital bed, waiting for his inevitable passage into eternity. The reporter asked, “What’s it like waking up every day knowing you are going to die?” Locking his gaze with the reporter, the patient smiled and asked: “What’s it like waking up every day and pretending that you’re not?” There is a well known statistic we all often ignore:  100% of ALL people are going to die. (Sure there was Enoch and Elijah…but they are serious exceptions to the rule.) And not one of us knows the day or the time.  I may live to be old and gray…I may not make it through tomorrow.  The only time we have guaranteed to us is right now. I’m not trying to be morbid, nor am I obsessed with death. Rather, I am feeling a sense of urgency. In Psalm 90:12, the psalmist prays:  “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” When we count our days, we recognize our time in this life is limited.  It is in this recognition that “a heart of wisdom” is gained! Life is not something to be wasted put off or thrown away. We are here on this earth for a purpose:  To know God, to love God, and to tell others about God’s love!  Our whole lives are to be lived within this framework. If I am not expressing his love…by my life, my actions or my words…then I am not living up to my calling. Of course I am speaking “practically”—we work, we eat, we sleep, we play—but when we do those things for their own sake, our focus shifts.  We think…”This part of my life is mine, that part of my life is God’s.” Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 that “You are not your own; you were bought...

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