Monday, January 30, 2006
Saturday, January 07, 2006
And me, I get to be with my son, how special is that gift? I wonder, how many dads and sons this Saturday morning get to have breakfast together? Some sons I know would give anything to be able to do this. Some dads too. Justin invites a friend, Kevin Sasser and we three are joined by another friend, Vic Cochran. Curtis Weaver introduces Fil Anderson to the crowd. He challenges us to think honestly and carefully about some things that most men, me included, don't think of very often. Like what's on your mind and heart as you start a new year. And what kind of report your body is giving you. Its good. Click here to listen Men's Breakfast (note, this broken link is under repair).
Friday, January 06, 2006
The other is good. He is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This same fight is going on inside you and inside every other person too."
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"
The old Cherokee replied simply, "The one you feed.'
Monday, January 02, 2006
Dr. James Sire, author of The Universe Next Door, A Basic Worldview Catalogue, listed four categories of what he calls Intellectual Virtues, which should characterize the believer because they are essential to the development of a truly Christian mind and heart. He says these are worth thinking about, adding to our daily prayer list, and reflecting on to what extent we display the virtue, and whether we are growing in it:
Acquisition virtues (displaying a passion for the truth): inquisitiveness, teachableness, persistence, and humility.
Maintenance virtues (displaying a passion for consistency): perseverance, courage, constancy, tenacity, patience, and humility.
Application virtues (displaying a passion for holiness): will to do what one knows, love, fortitude, integrity, and humility.
Communication virtues (displaying compassion for others): clarity of expression, orderliness of presentation, aptness of illustration, humility.
Humility appears in all four categories, because, absent humility they quickly turn into vices. A passion for holiness minus humility, for example, becomes legalistic, prideful, and self-righteous.
Check out www.ransomfellowship.org and search on "sire" to read more.
What do you think?
Sunday, January 01, 2006
Friday, December 23, 2005
Justin checks the consistency of this year's J & J & J sauce, otherwise known as "Chigger sauce," a family tradition. Professional kitchen tools from Extra Ingredient make the job so much easier...
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Lighted balls glow brightly in Fair Oaks, CA, a suburb of Sacramento, 2,775 miles west of Greensboro. These dazzling ornaments were made by Libba, Jonathan's daughter, and her husband Rod and their daughter, Kenzie. Libba's passion is representing the "missing" missing and under represented through www.outpostforhope.org; Rod's passion is his family, golf, and shooting an occasional duck; by day he's a financial advisor, helping teachers, nurses, and hard-working folks save and invest for their retirement years.