Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Seeking a solution, not separation (OneNewsNow.com)
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The important thing about this passage to me is what Paul is telling and not telling young Timothy. He was not telling him that he needed to go back to school to get another degree, study harder, work harder, etc... Instead, he is telling Timothy to stir up what is already in him as a "gift" from God. In other words, he is telling him to start where he was and to use what he had! That's good counsel any day of the week!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Baptist Press - FIRST-PERSON: 'Pregnancy reduction,' an everyday horror - News with a Christian Perspective
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
"We need a leader prepared to tell the American people what they don't want to hear. We need a leader obsessed with truth, not focus groups. We need a leader whose passion is not becoming president but saving America." - Star Parker, Syndicated Columnist
A study was done on 11 major symphony orchestras and how their members perceived each other. The percussionists were viewed as insensitive, unintelligent, and hard-of-hearing, yet fun-loving. String players were seen as arrogant, stuffy, and unathletic. The orchestra members overwhelmingly chose "loud" as the primary adjective to describe the brass players. Woodwind players seemed to be held in the highest esteem, described as quiet and meticulous, though a bit egotistical. Interesting findings, to say the least! With such widely divergent personalities and perceptions, how could an orchestra ever come together to make such wonderful music? The answer is simple: regardless of how those musicians view each other, they subordinate their feelings and biases to the leadership of the conductor. Under his guidance, they play beautiful music.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
I sometimes wonder if people realize that the Bible has some pretty strong words about horoscopes? Isaiah 47:13 All the counsel you have received has only worn you out! Let your astrologers come forward, those stargazers who make predictions month by month, let them save you from what is coming upon you.
Friday, August 12, 2011
The theme of our devotions this morning was Fight for Your Relationship with God. Our relationship with God does not come automatically. Like any relationship, it takes time and some effort on our part. I’m reminded of the event in Luke 10:39-42 where it says that Martha had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said. (40) But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me! (41) Martha, Martha, the Lord answered, you are worried and upset about many things, (42) but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her. We, like Mary, need to make sure that we take the necessary time to sit at the feet of Jesus and not allow life to get in the way.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
You call me Master and obey me not; You call me Light and see me not;
You call me Way and walk not; You call me Life and desire me not;
You call me Wise and follow me not; You call me Fair and love me not;
You call me Rich and ask me not; You call me Eternal and seek me not;
You call me Gracious and trust me not; You call me Noble and serve me not;
You call me Mighty and honor me not; You call me Just and fear me not;
If I condemn you BLAME ME not!