Archive for February, 2015

SHINE A LIGHT ON SLAVERY DAY

February 27th, 2015

I am pretty exciting about Tennessee Senator Bob Corker working so hard to figure out a way to end human trafficking and slavery. It’s been cool to see the red X’s on so many ‘important’ people’s hands.  Today happens to be Shine a Light on Slavery Day.  A day to remind everyone that human slavery still exists, and it still exists in the Land of the Free!

END IT!

Draw a RED X on your hand and post about it on social media using #ENDITMOVEMENT. Tell your world that slavery still exists and you won’t stand for it. Together we can END IT!

And as Christ followers this is an opportunity where we can stand for the oppressed!

 

Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. Isaiah 1:17

May they also be

February 25th, 2015

I have been in a whirlwind since I was last able to post.  A trip to Gatlinburg with 70 kids, a quick business trip, plumbing issues, and then just all out work!

I took a lot of things away from that great Winterfest weekend, however, one thing that was wonderful to be reminded of was this prayer of the Christ. Just to imagine the Christ there in Gethsemane praying for all the believers that would come in the future.  So meaningful and so encouraging!  Remember who has your back today!

 

20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. John 17

May WE also be…

Who’s in charge

February 19th, 2015

The weeks is wrapping up and I have finished up several more day of pedestrian interactions and find myself really, really behind in this challenge. 25% of the time is complete and only 8% of the list is complete. I have some work do to. It’s with that that I turn to this little bit of Proverbs.

3 Put God in charge of your work,
then what you’ve planned will take place. Proverbs 16:3 (MSG)

Let’s see what the weekend brings.

Be the Reason

February 18th, 2015

Love this sentence I saw earlier this week.  It seems to fit well with the 100/40 challenge.

Today, be the reason someone feels loved.

Sounds like this:

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works Hebrews 10:24 ESV

Endurance Challenges

February 17th, 2015

The happy people challenge continues with another count up.  Rex the reader(9), responded to yesterday’s post that just getting a post every day keeps him happy.  I still have a long way to go.  But this is good endurance training that matches very well with my physical and spiritual goals for the year.

Speaking of challenges and endurance.

You should check out what this guy on the Relevant Podcast is doing.  One of the cast members, Jesse Carey, is listening to the band Nickelback continuously for 7 days.  I believe he started yesterday, so he’s just about two days into this thing right now.  This started with some tomfoolery that goes on on their podcast and has now turned into an endurance challenge with a charity aspect to it.  They are trying to raise money for charity:water, and are doing quite well so far.  I don’t think true Nickelback fans would find this as challenging (or acceptable), but hey, I am not sure that I could actually listen to even my favorite band 24X7. That’s 168 hours of one band!  Wow! Check it out, and help them build a well.

 

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 ESV