It is 4:44 PM Thursday late afternoon. The day has gone by normal. Tim showed up here around 1 o’clock PM. We invited Tim to have lunch with us. So Tim and I did not go anywhere for coffee today, instead we stayed here and talked for three hours. Tim is basically the only person I really talk to…
This weekend I replaced my old Fitbit which had been through the wash too many times. So today was my first day wearing Fitbit since around Jan. Not bad for the first day back: 10,494 steps which is about 4.5 miles….
“Although it isn’t stated directly in the Bible, God seems to prefer a balance of evidence: there is enough reason to believe if we want to believe, but not enough to intellectually force belief against our will. Instead of overpowering us with undeniable logic or mighty miracles until we grudgingly give up and give in, God wants us to want to come to Him. With this balance there is authentic free will, and the choice is primarily made not by intellect, but by heart and will. A balance is also needed for developing the “living by faith” character so highly valued by God. In a world where it may seem justifiable to be intellectually agnostic, God wants a non-agnostic faith, a total spiritual commitment, a true repentance followed by a complete trust in God that is manifested in all thoughts and actions of daily living.”—Craig Rusbult (via wisdomfish)
Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. Over the course of nine weeks, more than 100,000 visitors will stay at Chautauqua and participate in programs, classes and community events for all ages—all within the beautiful setting of a historic lakeside village.
This would be a cool place to visit for a couple weeks….
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Saturday got the dogs groomed then went to Best Buy and bought an iPad mini w/retina . Very nice ! I played with the pad for a while then started web surfing on my laptop. Bad move ! I ended up staying up ‘til midnight which combined with daylight savings time made for a very sluggish day Sunday and I missed church….
Good start today though; went walking for 40 minutes before work. I do need to make a point of getting more walking in….
I think I would have withdrawl symptoms if I tried to stay off line for very long. It’s strange how one becomes so attached to things. I was over 40 when I first discovered the internet, now it’s like a prosthesis…..
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Lawmakers in Washington are calling for legislation that would end the use of padded âscream roomsâ to punish students who misbehave â a practice that has been called barbaric and abusive and one that is still being used in several states across the country in both public and private schools.
Yikes ! When I was in school (long time ago) we never had anything like this. They just paddled you if you didn’t behave….
In the beginning was the Word. But now the Word can say nothing; not a syllable of meaning. He who was with God before the beginning of the earth, whose speech made the light, is helpless and half-blind; blurred and bound and held in the warm dark. He made all things, and without him nothing could ever have been made; but now he can only grasp a finger and search for kindly human eyes, asking for protection in the big world. God is newborn, newly breathing, a baby; and in him the makings of the universe are only seeds and memories. God the Creator needs love. Breast milk, covering, a cradling arm.
What is his birthright? What will he inherit? The heavenly messenger Gabriel called him the Son of the Most High. He has no palace; not even a bed to call his own. He sleeps in a feeding trough, hastily lined with straw. His mother is poor, and people laugh about his father. He will bring his mother the sorrow of unspeakable loss when he is old enough. Through this child God blesses the weak, the helpless, the poor and the very young. Through him the meek inherit the earth. Through him the light shines in dark places and is not overcome: — because the darker the night, the brighter shines this light, the Light of the world. The weak tonight become the sons and daughters of God. If today you are strong, then reserve your greatest tenderness and your greatest respect for the weakest among you. And if today you are weak, the light is already shining through you, shining now.
That light is the light of all humanity, which God this night made holy through his Son our Saviour named Jesus: poor woman’s son, and the child of the Most High. Thanks be to God.
This weekend, after 20 years of handing snakes, Jamie Coots received his final bite. A rattler got him in the back of the hand. It happened as Coots, a Pentecostal minister, was leading the Saturday night service at his church in Kentucky. Two hours later, he was dead. The same…