listen...up

The new Bible Project series focuses on important words in the Bible. The Bible Project is like the "Walk Thru The Bible" for the digital age. WTTB used to hold seminars that helped to give Bible students a visual and memorable way of remembering the flow of the Bible. The Bible Project is doing almost the same thing with it's overviews of the books of the Bible and studies of themes and now words in the Bible.

 


born in zion

BornzionWayne Watson was one of the first contemporary Christian artists of which I'll gladly call myself a "fan".

The first song I remember hearing him sing was his composition of the well-known poem, "The Old Violin". Every album and then CD he released was spiritually challenging and inspirational. Looking back over his career, he may not be house-hold name some Christian celebrities might be, but his style is meaningful, and his work memorable.

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coward

I just read a writing blog (WARNING: the author uses profanities like they're going to make his verbosity more convincing.).  The author moaned and whined about the hypocrisy of Republicans. Chucklehead

Yeah, like Democrats are perfect and saintly.

I waded through the writing and found myself shaking my head time and again as the verbal lemming jumped off the ledge like so many others are doing. Having swallowed what the mainstream media outlets are dishing out he just figured the world needed his 2 cents worth of passion.

Ugh. So not worth even that.

But what I find hilarious is that the author CLOSED the comments to his rant. He whines and whines and whines some more and you think, "OK, but there is another side that he's not even considering". You would like to enlighten the chucklehead that not everyone shares his opinion, but he ends the post by saying comments about his "prize-winning" prose are closed.

Really?

Man up, DUMBlebore... If you're gonna pump out sewage, you had better be prepared to have some fired back at you. If not there's only one word for you --->  Coward.

 


the blank page

BookpageI recently read this encouraging little story...

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I’m supposed to write an article filled with biblical and practical wisdom that will inspire pastors to be better leaders, counselors and preachers, all the while knowing that I need to be on the other end of that article. I need to be the reader, not the writer. So I sat in my office, staring at a blank page.

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the warlord's companion

Cover1Yes, it's finally in print!

Just over 10 years ago, I was taking a break and read a few headlines from an internet news provider. One story described how archeologists had found a mummified panda in someone's tomb. The person being interviewed described the find and then commented that they felt the panda would be used for food in the afterlife.

I remember sitting back in my chair and thinking, "What if...?" What if the panda was not food? What if the panda was actually a pet?

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uphill

Uphill

Does the road wind up-hill all the way?
    Yes, to the very end.
Will the day's journey take the whole long day?
    From morn to night, my friend.

But is there for the night a resting-place?
    A roof for when the slow dark hours begin.
May not the darkness hide it from my face?
    You cannot miss that inn.

Shall I meet other wayfarers at night?
   Those who have gone before.
Then must I knock, or call when just in sight?
   They will not keep you standing at that door.

Shall I find comfort, travel-sore and weak?
   Of labour you shall find the sum.
Will there be beds for me and all who seek?
   Yea, beds for all who come.

- Christina Rosetti


effective

I read Stephen Covey's book back in the late 90's. It's one of those books that has stayed with me long after reading it and to which I find myself constantly reviewing and reminding myself of its lessons. Recently I stumbled over a video that summarizes the contents of Covey's book. It was a good refresher. It's more of a visual book report, but it's still good.