Monthly Archives: May 2013

a sweet child, a worthy cause

Please take a moment and read a bit about a former colleague, traveling companion and friend whose child has Batten Disease.


CLICK HERE to read Naomi’s story.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Batten Disease.

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purpose from doing

I saw this on my YouTube feed and watched it yesterday while making and eating my turkey sandwich… I don’t quite agree with the way the presenter thinks about some things, I do think that there is real value to hearing what this guy has to say about purpose… take from it what is helpful, leave aside what is not, and think…

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To sit in the presence of Jesus and reflect slowly on his word.


Get alone, get quiet and reflect on the following over and over…

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.”

(Hebrews 4.15)

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Being alone for the purpose of seeking a deeper connection with God.

Make the time, take an hour and do as Jesus often did, get alone with God.

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“a little bit of Budapest”

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Memorial Day

On the last Monday of May each year Americans remember and honor the many, many thousands of men and women who had died while serving in our military. One source states that over 1.3 million have died in military service through our history.  I suppose that most of these men and women died fighting wars for our freedom, but not just for Americans, but also for the freedom for people from other nations.

arlington cemetary

On this day when many of us are taking a day off in the US, maybe we are doing projects around the house or maybe we are traveling, let’s take a moment or two to remember the many, many men and women who died for others, for us.

vietnam memorial

But let us remember all the men and women who have served and paid a great sacrifice: an arm, a leg, both legs, sleep, peace… so many have served, so many are hurting, let’s remember them too, on this Memorial Day 2013.

korean war

As Paul wrote to the Romans “Pay to all what is owed to them:… …honor to whom honor is owed.” (Romans 13:7 ESV)

To expand your understanding, PBS has an annual concert… learn more and watch HERE.

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