A good reminder.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
It is said that real life stories are stranger than fiction because some real life stories are so bizarre that even the wildest Tale-Teller wouldn't dream of writing them down as fiction. The following true story is an example of exactly that. I obtained a copy of the memo from a former co-worker of the unfortunate Mr. P. (I removed his full name for the sake of privacy).
Friday, July 9, 2010
Andrew J. Bacevich (professor of history and international relations at Boston University) posed an interesting question in an article in The New Republic here.
The question demands to be asked: Who is more deserving of contempt? The commander-in-chief who sends young Americans to die for a cause, however misguided, in which he sincerely believes? Or the commander-in-chief who sends young Americans to die for a cause in which he manifestly does not believe and yet refuses to forsake?
Thursday, July 1, 2010
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Deep roots allow you to be chopped down, blown around, and burned up, yet you will grow, bloom, and produce fruit again. It is critical that you prune "diseased, damaged, dead, non-productive, structurally unsound, or unwanted," branches/areas of your life. This allows you to grow deep roots.
Preoccupation with appearances and a corresponding neglect of the out-of-sight root of the true spiritual life are prophetic signs which go unheeded. Tozer
Equally as important as deep roots is what you are rooted in. What you are rooted in feeds/motivates and moves/shakes you. If you are unsure what you are rooted in consider what shakes you. For example, if anger wells up in your heart and you allow it to move you then you likely have a root in anger.
If you are deeply rooted in love (as Paul encourages us to be in Ephesians 3:14-19) then you will not be shaken or moved by the cares of this world but will be filled with "all the fullness of God."