First off, please accept my apologies for the lack of blog updates lately. Life has been a bit busy, and I have also been focusing primarily on my first e-book (more information to come in the future), though I have plenty of ideas to blog about! Hoping to start updating this blog more regularly again though.
I also wanted to say a big thank you to all my readers, for your support and encouragement.
Finally, I wanted to announce that I will soon be launching a monthly e-newsletter with specific updates on what I am doing each month at School of the Bible. This content will be different than what is posted on the blog, so keep your eyes peeled, as I will be adding a subscription option for that in the very near future.
Have a great day!
Happy new year! After a very restful Christmas, I’m back to blogging again. Today I thought I would just “bless you” with something I found amusing. (Not sure what this says about my sense of humor…that might require a whole other blog post.) That said, enjoy!
I just finished watching a video on youtube of some kind of flash mob doing Christmas caroling at a mall. Amazing voices, surprised smiles, and spontaneous involvement by onlookers there, along with the requisite number of people filming the whole thing on their phones as it happened. (Ah, the joys of modern technology. 😉 )
Note: this is a bit of a flashback post, as it was written a year or so ago, but I think it still rings true.
It’s Christmas, the “most wonderful time of the year.” My favorite season. I’ve been doing some unexpected thinking this Christmas though-thoughts that came from an odd combination of hearing Christmas songs, and reading a friend’s facebook postings describing the current development of their unborn baby. Oftentimes the descriptions I hear about Christ coming to earth, either in song or word, make it sound as if it was just a quick step out of Heaven. A long step, yes. A drastic, humbling step. But just a step. As if one minute He was in heaven, and the next minute He was that little baby in the manger.
I had a minor disaster earlier this week. A friend accidentally knocked a vase full of water onto my laptop. Sadly, aforementioned laptop could not be resurrected, and I am now on the hunt for a replacement. (any and all donations will be gladly accepted 😉 Only joking…kind of… 😉 )
I know that sometimes computers can be salvaged after water is spilled on them, so it was an “interesting” time for me, attempting different methods.
Serving the Invisible
As I reach out to those down-and-out in the inner city where I live, I’m always taken back by how many of them feel invisible.
Here is something I wrote in my journal a few years ago. Just me mulling over some scripture, but I hope that it blesses and encourages people. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Isaiah 25:6-8 NASB
“On this mountain [Mount Zion] the Lord Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine-the best of meats and the finest of wines. On this mountain He will destroy the shroud that covers all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces; He will remove the disgrace of His people from all the earth. The Lord has spoken.”
Reading this passage about God’s great feast, I think of the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners I have known. (The closest thing to a feast that I have ever really experienced.) Continue reading