Skip to main content

June 30 2009

Psalm 143:10 ->Teach me! Let this be the cry of my heart!

Proverbs 30:2 ->This does not mean that Agur really was stupid. Just that he thought so..."truth without any mixture of error" means an accurate record of what was said, not that the speaker was always right. (when quoting, not when the speaker/writer is presenting theology, as Paul does)

Proverbs 30:5 ->Every word!

Proverbs 30:6 ->Distinguish your words from God's. Clearly.

1 Peter 1:13 ->We see all of God's grace eventually, though not all is known now.

1 Peter 1:14 ->former lusts Do these things really attract us anymore? Or are we just kidding ourselves?

1 Peter 1:14 (NIV) ->Take a look at this. It's an imperative, not a passive. Do not conform yourself. You have to act!

Galatians 6:7 -> What are you sowing? In your life? In your family? In your church? Honesty? Peace? Harmony?

Quote (YAY! Quotes are back!) ->"Everyone is a potential winner. Some people are disguised as losers. Don't let their appearances fool you." Ken Blanchard

Thought #1: If you're in business, and you haven't read Blanchard's The Generosity Factor, I strongly encourage it. If I could require it, I would.

Thought #2: Some people have fooled themselves. Give them an effort, but they must make decisions to become who God has made them to be.

Prayer: Lord God, teach me your ways. I will look to your word, and strive to sow discipline and righteousness in my life. I will strive to see others as You have made them. Thank You for the grace I have seen, and for the grace I will see.

Prayer for the Poland team day 2: No report that they are there yet, but also no report that they aren't. Pray for traveling grace and a happy "Dzien dobry!" from Warsaw soon. Pray for the efforts to build relationships through sports.
Moving toward the Horizon,
Doug




Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Book Review: The Heart Mender by @andyandrews (Andy Andrews)

The Heart Mender: A Story of Second ChancesEver read a book that you just kind of wish is true?  That's my take on The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews.  It's a charming story of love and forgiveness, and it's woven into the historical setting of World War II America.  For the narrative alone, the book is worth the read, but the message it contains is well worth absorbing as well.However, let's drop back a minute.  This book was originally published under the title Island of Saints.  I read Island of Saints and enjoyed it greatly.  Now, Andrews has released it under a new title, with a few minor changes.  All of this is explained in the Author's Note at the beginning, but should be noted for purchaser's sake.  If you read Island of Saints, you're rereading when you read The Heart Mender.  Now, go ahead and reread it.  It will not hurt you one bit.Overall, the story is well-paced.  There are points where I'd like more detail, both in the history and the geog…

Abraham Lincoln Quoted by Jesus! Mark 3

Mark records a curious event in his third chapter (link). If you look at Mark 3:25, you'll see that Jesus quotes the sixteenth President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. After all, one of the highlights of the Lincoln years is his famous speech regarding slavery in the United States where he used the phrase that "a house divided against itself cannot stand." This speech was given in 1858 when he accepted the nomination to run against Stephen A. Douglas for Senate, but is still remembered as the defining speech regarding slaveholding in the United States. I recall being taught in school how brilliant and groundbreaking the speech was, how Lincoln had used such wise words to convey his thought. Yet the idea was not original to Lincoln. Rather, it was embedded in Lincoln from his time reading the Bible. Now, I have read varying reports about Lincoln's personal religious beliefs: some place him as a nearly completely committed Christian while others have him somewh…

Book: Vindicating the Vixens

Well, if Vindicating the Vixens doesn’t catch your attention as a book title, I’m not sure what would. This volume, edited by Sandra L. Glahn (PhD), provides a look at some of the women of the Bible who are “Sexualized, Vilified, and Marginalized.” As is frequently the case, I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my review.Let’s take this a stage at a time. First stage: book setup. This is primarily an academic Biblical Studies book. Be prepared to see discussions of Greek and Hebrew words, as appropriate. You’ll also need a handle on the general flow of Biblical narrative, a willingness to look around at history, and the other tools of someone who is truly studying the text. This is no one-day read. It’s a serious study of women in the Bible, specifically those who either faced sexual violence or who have been considered sexually ‘wrong’ across years of study.A quick note: this book is timely, not opportunistic. The length of time to plan, assign, develop, and publish a multi…