Monthly Archives: November 2007

a gift that reminds of a promise




















my good friends, the “emperor” and “empress” gave me a cool, cool gift… a pen that is made from bullet casings from the 1990s war in the Balkans. There is a cottage industry in Bosnia, in particular, which take the brass(?) from these instruments of war and turns them into works of peace…

back in Feb. I brought home a Turkish Kave set made from the same material. I thought of a prophesy of peace… click here to read of the promise of peace on earth to come…

Thanks, von Lazo, as you see it is my prayer journal instrument now… may His peace be upon us all as He extends His Grace to us through His Son and The Spirit.

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think on this

“…after seeing plenty of poor folks forced into economic crimes by their poverty, and after seeing plenty of rich folks so content in their riches that they forget that they need God or anyone else, I think we are all ready for something new.”
– Shane Claiborne, The Irresistible Revolution, (p. 172)

Read Proverbs 30:8-9

I live in a rich town. I am struck by this quote and how the Proverb speaks to me in this culture of wealth…

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traslation

A classicist has provided the desired translation and information from the tablet pictured below:
Many Thanks to Patrick the Latin scholar!

(Kingdom Travelin will be 2 years old in 6 days)

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a big question

there is a big question being discussed on the John Templeton Foundation website… if you would like to consider some thoughtful answers to the question “Does the universe have purpose?” click here

(thanks Steve A. for the tip from the New York Times)

((several days till the 2nd birthday of Kingdom Travelin))

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I wish this stuff was in my neighborhood

Under these bridges (overpasses) are Roman artifacts…

no. 1
no. 2
no. 3


A colleague who is a classicist has provided the desired translation and information from the tablet pictured below:

IMP(ERATORI) CAESARI
TIT(O)? AELIO
HADRIANO
ANTOINO?
AUG(USTO), PIO, P(ATER) P(ATRIAE)
CO(N)S(UL) III
LEG(IONI) II ADI(UTOR) P(RAEFECTUS) E(QUITUM)

“For the Emperor Caesar
Titus? Aelius
Hadrian
Antoninus?
Augusutus Pius, Father of the Fatherland
In the year of his 3rd consulship
Given by the Secretary of the Second Legion,
the prefect of the cavalry.

It appears to be some kind of stone dedicated to the Emperor Antoninus Pius who ruled from AD 138 to 161.

Many Thanks to Patrick the Latin scholar!

no. 4 (NO! I do not count as a Roman artifact, thank you very much)

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