Daily Archives: March 3, 2012

what are you struggling with today?

If you and the people  with whim you are close were to ask one another this question, wouldn’t it develop more compassion and empathy for one another?

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old town Sarajevo

from a couple of weeks ago

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what are you thankful for?

What would it be like if you and those you invest in would ask one another this question on a regular basis?

What this develop more gratitude?

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Iran and Israel

do you distrust the media? how about well meaning Christian Zionists? ever wonder about their objectivity? yeah, me too… BUT, THIS my dear reader is a poster from INSIDE the Iranian Culture center in Sarajevo, BiH. It speaks for itself…

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thinking about my talk in the morning…

Colossians 1:9-10 ESV And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, [10] so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.

Colossians 1:28-29 ESV Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. [29] For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.

2 Peter 1:3-8 ESV [3] His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, [4] by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. [5] For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, [6] and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, [7] and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. [8] For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 4:11-16 ESV [11] And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, [12] to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, [13] until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, [14] so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. [15] Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, [16] from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

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men’s renewal gathering

we gathered in the Matrak mountains in a village in northern Hungary, 6 of us, I cooked Hungarian, Laci cooked Italian, we ate, practiced silence, heard Psalms read aloud, shared the Lord’s supper, burned wood as Laci kept us busy keeping the wood stoves going, we discussed our lives and what God was urging us toward… it was a blessed time indeed… Laci the paparazzi took this while I was listening to an answer to a question…

who is asking you hard questions?

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