Archive for December, 2006

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

Momentary delay

This morning, I was sitting on the train as usual…winding my way to work.  When the train came to a halt in a spot not normally a stop.  In fact, it was on a bridge overlooking a wooded park.  The pilot came over the PA and announced that the train had to stop b/c of […]

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Thursday, December 28th, 2006

Prayer need

Just got the news Wednesday that a friend of the Mars Hill community, Glenn Goss and his family are facing a tremendous trial right now.  The Goss’s little daughter Madison has just most recently been diagnosed with a malignant tumor in her liver (Hepatoblastoma).  She will begin starting chemotherapy Friday and will have to spend […]

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Thursday, December 28th, 2006

True strength

True strength is not hardened.  It is not done through acts of muscular exertion.  It is not brutal.  It does not posture and rant.  True strength endures, persists, and perseveres even in the face of great adversity.  True strength, though it might waiver, carries on in loving despite resistance, rejection and even persecution.  True strength […]

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Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

Shifting north

I continue to see Phillip Jenkins’ excellent book, The Next Christendom come to life before my eyes. His observations and predictions are nearly prophetic.      Jenkins predicted in his book that, though the Church may be declining in the North with Europe being foremost in that movement, that it will be revitalized by the strong and dynamic Christian South […]

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Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

Took a walk

Took a walk last night.  I was struck by how the majority of the houses were adorned similarly to the house above (which happens to be Jon’s house…I feel a tad guilty for nicking his picture…I will get a digital camera one day).  Not surprising perhaps, as this has been a cultural practice for as long as I can […]

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Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

Taking it easy

So, I’m blogging for the library again.  My PC is still in the ICU at Mark’s house.  I’m sure to get it back soon…and that it will be good as new.  Or at least better. Christmas rocked!  It was the best Christmas that wev’e had in a long time.  Before we opened presents, we lit […]

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Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Merry Christmas!!

  I’m off today, running errands…and popped into the library to use the computer.  There is a very good chance that I will not be able to post until after Christmas.  So, I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a most happy Christmas filled with the joy of the Savior’s birth. Btw, […]

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Friday, December 22nd, 2006

excellent blessing

Big Bulky Anglican has this great blessing to share.  It was one of challenge, one of focus on mission…which is much needed to counter the greed and materialism that often comes part and parcel this time of year. 

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Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Suess on Christmas

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?  It came without ribbons.  It came without tags.  It came without packages, boxes or bags.  And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore.  Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before.  What […]

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Thursday, December 21st, 2006

US House Churches rapidly growing!

This just in, Andrew tells how Barna found that 9% of churches in the US are house churches.  WOW!  That is WAY bigger than I would have thought.  I guess my perspective is skewed by the mega church loving DFW area.  Come to think of it, so was Colorado Springs….ahhhh…but I digress. Wow, wow, wow.  […]

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