Monthly Archives: April 2015

a reminder for us all today… and everday

When a nation is wounded by being denied to self respect, it characteristically internalizes that denial. It comes to believe that it is not worthy of self respect. Its members come to Lowe’s themselves-on account of being black, on a count of being Native American, on account of being Arab. In that case, what is first of all necessary is that there be leaders who overcome self loathing. I think there is nothing more powerful for affecting the step then the conviction that God says to every human being whatsoever cup: you bear my image. P.107

Wolterstorff, Nicholas, Until Justice and Peace Embrace

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trust instead of trap

“The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭29:25‬ ‭ESV‬‬

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have hope… 

O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption. And he will redeem Israel from all his iniquities. (‭Psalm‬ ‭130‬:‭7-8‬ ESV)

O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forevermore. (‭Psalm‬ ‭131‬:‭3‬ ESV)

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On Monday, remember

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, (‭1 Peter‬ ‭1‬:‭3‬ ESV)

To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens! Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he has mercy upon us. Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us, for we have had more than enough of contempt. Our soul has had more than enough of the scorn of those who are at ease, of the contempt of the proud. (‭Psalm‬ ‭123‬:‭1-4‬ ESV)

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leadership check up

I’ve been working on a pastoral evaluation for a friend. More on that process later but since my mind was in that set, I was intrigued by an article I ran across. As I was checking the news via my Twitter feed this morning, I ran across this important challenge about work and leadership. It comes from the Harvard Business Review and it is about an address the Pope made to his staff. If each of us would read and consider ourselves honestly, this could  be very helpful to our lives and work, CLICK HERE.

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Jews and Europe

long article read: Andrew Sullivan spent months traveling Europe and has concluded that Europe is no longer a place hospitable to Jews… CLICK HERE

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A culture of ‘me’

David Brooks on the shift of culture toward me. CLICK HERE

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