Monthly Archives: September 2009
Tonight we went to the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial…
I found it a solemn place.
Remember the families.
It was a somber time and place, it was the 1st anniversary of the dedication of the memorial…
(pix taken from Treo 650)
Real prayer is princely work (A. Whyte).
It is hard work.
It takes great training and much practice before one attains toward mastery.
It is often not comfortable until it becomes an organic act of the sanctified soul and then the pray-er knows the joy that comes in dwelling with God.
It becomes (as Lewis puts it) like breathing, then the blessing pours out and oneness, true abiding in Christ envelops you and gives you peace.
Do we really pray?
Do we dare?
Are we willing to do the hard work?
Dare we think of ourselves as His followers and not pray? Not speak and listen to He who we claim to follow?
I’ve been working on our organizational website. Cleaned up some stuff (after I figured out how) and added a slideshow on the home page of pix from across the pond over the last couple of years. Still got a lot to do on it, but it is more up-to-date today than it has been is a while. So check it out!!!! www.ceokids.org
There is a saying, “good friends are hard to come by.”
I’m going to meet an old friend tomorrow who is a good friend. One of those friends who you are safe with and can tell anything. This kind of friendship takes work. Many people do not have many, if any, of these friends. Perhaps because they haven’t done the work.
Serving, listening, loving unconditionally, being there no matter what… these are the things of being a good friend. I’ll bet you could be a good friend to someone.
If you would like to study someone who was and is an amazing friend to many, read about Jesus.
There is another saying… “If you want a friend, be one.”
In DC, one of my favorite memorials has these words “Freedom isn’t free.” It is the Korean War memorial. There was a great cost for the freedom enjoyed by South Koreans. I believe the vast majority of these folks are grateful for those who paid the price. The cost of freedom continues… read about a modern cost, click here, the cost for the freedom of the press. We take so much for granted, even true news that is free. I think that each of us should think about and be thankful to God for all the people who have gone ahead of us to pay a price of one kind or another for what we enjoy and take for granted every day… let us count the cost and be thankful for all the people God has used to bring us where we are today.