birth control The Church Today

More on Mars Hill

I thought it appropriate to clarify something in regard to my previous entry: Birthcontrol at Mars Hill.  First, I’d be remiss if I didn’t quickly say that I think Mark Driscoll is a good teacher and sound in doctrine.   I think he handles societal issues well — though differently...
birth control marriage The Church Today

Birthcontrol at Mars Hill

In our area lots of folks are drawn to the Mars Hill church in Seattle and ‘tens of thousands’ more who listen on line. I began to watch this lengthy video – it is a sermon, after all, and listened to his take on birth control and what the...
Devotionals my story

Standing in the Presents of God

No, that wasn’t a typographical error. I suppose it might even seem as though I misspelled “presence” for what may have seemed like an intro to a Brother Lawrence book. But no. Tonight I’m feeling like I’m standing in the presents of God. Maybe even buried in the presents...
Kathryn my story

Kathryn…

At long last… today’s the day… Kathryn leaves for Uganda this afternoon and so we’re busily wrapping up last minute details…  attempting to pack whatever can possibly fit in to eight hours and two suitcases. I’ll update her letters and photos as I receive them.   Thank you for...
Motherhood my story

Motherhood’s a coupla short words

Do you ever consider the words you say the most? I mean, besides, ” justa minute” or any other phrase you use to buy yourself a few more minutes of time before you tend to the ‘interruption” behind you? I’m thinking that the words I say most are these...
The Church Today

Another slice of “the church” today

Millions follow the writings of this particular “pastor.” Staggering. Really.  ...
Devotionals my story

Pruning

The view from my kitchen sink seems not to have changed all that much for several months now. No leaves on the trees, no fruit on the vines, no blooms on the canes. Seemingly dead bushes and trees. But this morning I imagined a symphony rehearsing what will be...
NewsDuJour Society

the hidden benefits of natural occurances

What do you say… Obama’s campaign rallies have turned into healing services? O, I understand the heat, the long wait and the extremely crowded venues. That’s not what I’m talking about… I’m simply observing the emotional connection created when there is a ‘medical situation’ and crowds are unified by...
Society

What is a billion…

No, no… this particular entry is not about Exxon… but, may I say: O-wow – and that’s a whole other story. O-wow. My mom sent this email to me earlier today. A Billion $$$$$ The next time you hear a politician use the word ‘billion’ in a casual manner,...