Sunday, September 28, 2014

Out of the Silence

Some say that most the recognizable voice in America is that of 83-year-old James Earl Jones. Some of us know that voice from Star Wars and the character Darth Vader. Others know the voice from Mufasa in Disney’s The Lion King. Still others know Jones from his roles in The Great White Hope, Field of Dreams or countless other movies or plays. For many years we heard him say, “This is CNN.”

Monday, September 22, 2014

To Move or Not to Move

“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.”  --Franklin D. Roosevelt

This last week we watched the PBS airing of the latest Ken Burns documentary, this one on the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the remarkable time in history when they were in positions of power and influence in the United States.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Feeding Fear or Faith

"Worry isn't the same as fear—it’s the practice of indulging fear, clinging to it, feeding & serving it."  Tweet from @ivpress, 9/11/14

Worry and fear are often related and both can have negative effects on our lives. But it helps to think some things through here so we don’t add some unnecessary guilt to an already poisonous cocktail.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Praying for Peace

As I write these words, a very shaky ceasefire is seemingly holding in Ukraine between pro-Russian separatists and the government forces. In the last twenty years the good news of the Kingdom of God has spread in that country and there are many disciples there, both in the more stable west and the conflicted east.

Monday, September 1, 2014

In the Air of His Loyalty

For I am ever aware of your faithfulness,
And your loyalty continually motivates me. (Psalm 26:3, NET Bible)
The NET Bible is the only translation done primarily to be accessed through the Internet. It also may have the most extensive footnotes of any translation. If you click on the footnote to the second line of this passage, you learn that the Hebrew more literally says “I walk about in your loyalty.”