Archive for April 2006

And now a word from the LEFT side of the faith….

April 23, 2006

Click here for Sandra McCracken's latest

I am waiting in deep anticipation for her next political post – hoping that she finds America's freaky obsession with saving trees and killing babies a topic worthy of her exposition.

She writes some great music, though. 

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Scientology, Islam and Red China

April 13, 2006

So what kind of society have we come to live in, where it is permissible to mock Christ in the most disgusting ways – but let's not pick on Islam or Scientology.

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Welcome Back, DaveE Fresh

April 11, 2006

Every once in a while, I'll get a sentimental streak. 😛 No…. not John. John's never melancholy. Like Dan says, I like to sit around and contemplate my navel.

So, I ponder these words tonight: "Every man dies, not every man really lives."

What does that mean? I mean, trying to keep it out of the canned answers from the Sunday School pantry – what does that really mean? It means whoever wrote Braveheart had a way with words!

Just the other day – when we all were gathered in Kathy's hospital room – and the kids and Kathy and I scrunched together around that really flexible hospital bed for a family picture – you know, John Michael, Grace, Jackson, Ellie, Henry, Mom and Dad – I got this cool little feeling. Kind of like this is what it is to really live. I didn't want to let the moment go.

You ever have those kind of moments? I sure hope you do.

Welcome back, DaveE. We missed ya.

Did Jabez live in the Sudan?

April 1, 2006

“Do you want to be extravagantly blessed by God? Are you ready to reach for the extraordinary? To ask God for the abundant blessings He longs to give you? Join Bruce Wilkinson to discover how the remarkable prayer of a little-known Bible hero can release God’s favor, power, and protection.”

I am ashamed to say that I own the book. I didn’t pay for it. It was given to me – but in a moment of weakness, I failed to throw it on the bonfire – and it remains in my office. My daughter Ellie touched it the other day whilst playing with the books on the shelf. I should probably check her hands for burn marks….

I think the quote (which comes from the back of the book) says it all. We need to ship a few hundred thousand of these over to the Sudan, where the Sudanese Christians who are starving to death and being mercilessly slaughtered through systematic genocide can read about little Jabez, and they can grab hold of those blessings that God so longs to give them – for them to know His favor and power and protection.

Unbelievable drivle.

Alright – on a lighter note: Give me five of your favorite movies of all time (ratings will not be held against you). Here are five of mine (ranked, sort of):

1. The Shawshank Redemption
2. Groundhog Day
3. The Princess Bride
4. Serendipity
5. Braveheart

Ciao.