We are living in difficult times. There are protests and political turmoil. We read about persecution around the world, especially Asia and Africa. Many of those same areas are suffering from drought and severe plagues of locusts. This week Mexico suffered an earthquake. And in the midst of all this, we each try to do … Continue reading Are you worried?
Photo courtesy of WBLS News at WBLS.com I have always been saddened when I hear about another black person dying from apparent police brutality. But I noticed a somewhat different reaction upon hearing of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. You see, my grandnephew Daniel Johnson married LaPrea Smartt last week. Why did this … Continue reading My Heart Grieves
With the quarantines and Stay-at-Home orders around the world, people are unintentionally sacrificing personal freedom for Lent. For those who did not grow up in a faith tradition that “celebrates” Lent, these 46 days prior to Easter are intended as a time of fasting, moderation and self-denial with the purpose of repenting of our sins … Continue reading Forced Lent?
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing shortages. The Supply-and-Demand basic law of economics states that prices rise when a commodity is in short supply. But in many states, marking up products during a disaster is illegal. According to D Magazine, “As of April 1st, over 4,000 price-gouging complaints have been filed with the Texas Attorney General’s … Continue reading Shortages and Stealing
“Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.” ― Edmund Burke Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Seventy-five years ago, the Soviet Army liberated the prisoners at Auschwitz in Poland. The vast majority were Jewish. Almost all the survivors have now passed. But we must remember what happened. I remember Andy Rooney's testimony … Continue reading #WeRemember
3 . . . we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. 3 Not only so, but we[c] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering … Continue reading You Can’t Postpone the Inevitable Forever
The Guest Post this week is from Shelby Abbott. He is a Philadelphia-based author, public speaker, and emcee on staff with the Campus Ministry of Cru, and his passion for ministry has led him to speak at churches and college campuses all over the United States. He authored the books Jacked, I Am a Tool (To Help With Your … Continue reading Non Confrontation Nation
This Guest Post from Eva should give you some great ideas on how to honor the men in your life.
As Father’s Day approaches, we tend to think of ways to honor our dads, or people in our lives who have been like fathers to us. But because not all men have had the chance to become fathers, I propose that Father’s Day be a time to honor all men in our lives.
The question is: how can we best honor these men? Giving flowers or going out for a special meal are great ways to make the women in our lives feel special, but what speaks respect to men? I decided to ask.
Here are some of the things men said about what makes them feel respected:
- I’ve always felt ‘listening’ to be very important. Many men feel that if they don’t have ‘a voice’ or ‘influence’ in a matter, then they are not respected.
- Taking time to express that you understand and value who they are and what they…
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[Judy has been on staff with Cru for eons. She is a great writer and editor. And we work in the same building! I think you will enjoy her blog. Try to 'linger' this summer and enjoy what God has created.] Source: Lingering: Step by Step, Day by Day
Notice that I said 'break,' NOT a vacation. This summer I am involved in several major projects that will take up most of my time. That means that I will not be able to make regular blogs on "Who Does God Think You Are?" But that doesn't mean I won't post. As things come up, … Continue reading Summer Break