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
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
Source: Worth It Or What? There are times in life when anticipating something makes time travel at a snail’s pace, causing the excitement–or dread–to grow incrementally. When the experience happens, it’s over so fast it’s hard to imagine it ever happened at all. I waited years to go skydiving. Once I was given the gift … Continue reading Worth It Or What?
I love this analogy. But jumping out of a perfectly good airplane . . . . .
It had been on my bucket list for years. I didn’t want to do it alone, so I kept putting it off. Made excuses. Didn’t want to spend the money.
Dear friends gave me a gift certificate for my birthday.
I got to go skydiving.
I have no idea why the idea of jumping from a plane at 15,000 feet was enticing. Almost three miles up with no place to go but down. The money was paid; the date was booked.
I was committed.
We headed to the coast early Sunday morning. We picked up Heather and the three oldest grands–I told them they could go fishing while they waited, and headed to my rendezvous with a…
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