Archive for the ‘Worth Reading’ Category
December 19th, 2012 | 1 Comment | Posted in » Christian Living, In the News..., Worth Reading
Last Friday, we were all hurting. Tragedy had struck Sandy Point Elementary, as a madman entered and took the lives of 26 people, including 20 kids.
All of us were struggling with questions, and searching for answers, trying to process this unthinkably evil act.
For those of faith (and perhaps even those not), there’s a big gaping question: where was God during this?
I can’t pretend to have all the answers. We’ll never know why God allowed this, but the fact remains… God is STILL sovereign, STILL in control, and NOTHING escapes his foresight and power.
Sadly, many Christians don’t seem to get this. Many rant about how we need prayer back in schools, how we’ve kicked God out of so much of public life, that it’s no wonder stuff like this happens when God isn’t present.
SUCH a short-sighted view. Have we forgotten everything about God?
This article by David Price was brought to my attention today on just this topic. It may not provide answers for everything, but it certainly is worth reading. Especially for those well-meaning Christians who say things out of frustration that simply make no theological sense.
Think before you rant next time, Christians.
December 14th, 2009 | 2 Comments | Posted in » Christian Living, Worth Reading
What’s going through your mind, Christian? It’s okay… you can admit it…
“It’s CHRISTMAS you moron!”
Yep. I thought so.
Maybe you’ve been offended by the greeting. Maybe you’ve even verbalized it to the well-meaning (but misguided) person who thought they’d pleasantly wished you well this season. Maybe you’ve even decided you’re not shopping anywhere that “Christmas” is not well, um… spoken?
Yeah. We Christians can be such kill-joys during the “Holiday” season.
The point of this post? You probably know where I’m going, but you won’t find the rest here… it’s over at Todd Littleton’s place (he’s shared some good stuff).
Anyway, check out Todd’s thoughts on the never-ending war over “Christmas”: “What if Retailers Rated Christians?”
Oh, and prepare for a nice load of conviction.
April 28th, 2009 | 3 Comments | Posted in » God at Work, Worth Reading
Right now, a group of bloggers are in India visiting with children whose lives are being changed by Compasssion International. The purpose, of course, is to give these bloggers the opportunity to share with the world the story of what this incredible organization is doing worldwide to rescue children from poverty… giving them both hope for tomorrow and hope for eternity through Jesus Christ.
Anne Jackson is one such blogger, and today she shared about her encounter with a beautiful little girl named Lakshmi.
You’ve gotta read it.
You see, Anne’s touching moment with Lakshmi today cuts straight to the heart of what Compassion International is all about. Beautiful kids that, without help from people like you and me, have little to no hope for tomorrow. Their hopes and dreams stand little chance against the ravages of poverty.
Won’t you change a child’s life today?
March 30th, 2009 | Comments Off | Posted in » In the News..., Worth Reading
It’s widely known that Trey Hillman, manager of the Kansas City Royals, is a devout Christian. Given his position, we know a lot about his life as manager of the Royals… but his faith is something of which the media rarely gives us a glimpse.
This morning, that’s changed. I love stories like this one, entitled “Faith in the Skipper”.
Check it out when you get a chance.
February 17th, 2009 | Comments Off | Posted in » In the News..., Worth Reading
I could tell a lot of stories about two missed free throws in a basketball game, but this one on ESPN is far better than anything I could share.
Check it out.
January 18th, 2009 | 1 Comment | Posted in » In the News..., Worth Reading
If there has been one constant in the NFL over the years, it’s been that the Cardinals would stink. Today… they’re Super Bowl bound.
Yes, the Arizona Cardinals are headed to the Super Bowl.
I couldn’t be happier for them, though… with a QB like Kurt Warner, how can you NOT pull for these guys? Just check out this article and tell me you won’t be rooting for him…
January 8th, 2009 | 3 Comments | Posted in » Worth Reading
We all know that disease, hunger, and poverty are prevalent conditions in our world. We know it’s bad, and we know that people are suffering.
But we don’t REALLY have a grasp on it, do we?
Today you have a chance to get a better understanding. I guarantee you that this blog post will make these issues strikingly real to you. Be forewarned… while no pictures are shared, the descriptions given in the post are a bit graphic.
Puts everything in perspective, doesn’t it?
(HT: Anne Jackson)