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  1. Good morning PP hope you all have a wonderful day!! 😎

  2. praying for you big brother and your little man…hope the two of you have a fun filled day.

  3. EBrother, still praying for your better half, may her recovery be speedy and without complication.

  4. gomergirl, still praying for your co-worker who lost her niece.

  5. London, still praying for your eyes

  6. j2theperson, still praying for your situation.

  7. Good morning, Dusty…thanks for continuing to pray.

  8. Here is a story about the asylum in Juarez run by Pastor Galvan…Charles Bowden says that all the work that impacts real people on the border is done by people of faith…

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/johnstanton/seeking-help-for-pain-and-drugs-off-the-streets-of-juarez

  9. I’m basically out until Monday…enjoy the weekend.

  10. Hi Dusty !!!

  11. Had a good morning a church today. We presented our 5 yr Strategic Mission Plan to the congregation and the proposed budget for fiscal yr 14-15. Both are to be voted on by the congregation next month at the voter’s assembly.

    I am glad that this work is almost done. 🙂

  12. Very busy taking care of my wife. She’s doing better and is eating a bit now. Until now I was never able to really begin to understand what so many of you experience(d) with ill loved ones. It simply doesn’t translate on a blog. We talk about heroes when there’s so many among us. Have a great weekend.

  13. BBC is reporting that Sudan is going to free Meriam Ibrahim.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-27651483

  14. A review in the Guardian on Tolkien’s Beowulf translation and commentary.
    http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/may/29/beowulf-translation-commentary-jrr-tolkien-review

    I am enjoying it so far. The translation was good and the commentary just has a lot of good information in it.

  15. Derek,
    They’re saying that all the media, social and otherwise, helped the Ibrahim cause greatly.
    Strange world we live in…

  16. What I think it basically comes down to Sudan is far more easily pressured than Iran.

  17. Praise God! Praying she will be free very soon!!

  18. 🙂 Hi Nonnie, was out all day and just saw this. 🙂

  19. our landlord wants to sell his house(the one we are renting) on land contract….we don’t want to purchase it because it has too many problems and may not be up to code…so we spent the day driving around the area looking for rental property. found two houses-both look too small…but we found a wonderful antique dresser for cheep! All in all it was a nice relaxing day driving around the country side.

  20. Ebrother, so glad your wife is feeling better ….still praying for her…and for you my friend.

  21. hope everyone had a wonderful day and has a peaceful evening

  22. Dusty I just know you will find the perfect home. Put in your footwork in faith believing for God’s provision on your behalf.

    It is always such a pain to have the carpet pulled out from under you by a property owner. The day will come when all of us will go to a place prepared for us by Jesus.

    Until then happy home hunting, you certainly deserve a blessing IMO.

  23. On a more serious note: Violence against women and children and other men

    It’s a Men’s issue:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTvSfeCRxe8&sns=tw

  24. thank you David!

  25. woo hoo the birds are using out bird bath!!!! one bird was bathing and mr. Robin came over to let him know it was for drinking. lol how fun!

  26. the baby birds are flying now but mama birds are still feeding them…same with us. lol

  27. Over at Internetmonk:

    “People go to Dunkin’ Donuts for coffee, not because it’s the best coffee, but because it’s the most convenient. In a similar way, this is a port of entry for somebody to begin to connect with God in an intentional kind of way.” This was the argument put forth by Jeff Bills, Pastor of Hope United Methodist Church in Voorhees, Pennsylvania. He was describing why the church purchased a defunct bank building and began advertising drive-through prayers. The cars drive up, roll down the window, and describe a worry or concern. The volunteer offers a prayer on the spot. The whole process takes a minute or two, and patrons remain anonymous. Christian Piatt, a Christian author, is not a fan: “It emphasizes the individual, which is counter to the fundamental message of Christianity. It also reinforces this idea of prayer being more like a vending machine. We drive up to the window, make our selection, put in our order, and get our request fulfilled. That’s a self-serving distortion of the Christian experience.” I believe Piatt hits the nail on the head. Your thoughts?”

    As a United Methodist, I’m a little embarrassed. It’s the kind of seeker sensitive crap, only on steroids, that I see in many forms of the non-denominational evangelical movement.

    My question to all of you: Was Jesus seeker sensitive? In my opinion, many forms of American Christianity are going so off track (in terms of framing the gospel) that it’s distressing. On the other hand, this is Christ’s body and He is sovereign, so I will trust in Christ.

  28. Jean,
    I agree – the Bible says that no one seeks after God – hence there are no seekers to be sensitive to – it is a fraud category..

    But it’s like the mushy stuff at an altar call. I was watching an evangelical video and this guy did like they all do when conducting an altar call.

    The music has been heavy beat all service… until the altar call, then it’s just a soft solo while the pastor cajoles and pleas with people to look inside themselves and asks them to make a decision for Christ. The funny part was that most of his sermon / teaching was really just a bunch of personal antidotes and none about Jesus, except a few honorable mentions. But, he speaks softly, has people closing their eyes … well, you know the routine.

    So why is it done that way – are newbies really that soft and fragile?

    Now, if he had done his job and had preached Christ – and I mean as the subject of the message – perhaps it wouldn’t be like pulling teeth.

    Do you know what i would like to see – and I don’t know why altar call people don’t do this – the pastor states boldly “look, I just spoke to you for 45 min about Jesus Christ, his sinless life, his death and his resurrection for you, for your salvation – so WHOSE IN?”

    Well, I can dream. 🙂

  29. Looks like Sudan was playing with that announcement about Meriam Ibrahim.
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/30/world/africa/sudan-apostasy-husband/

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