Monthly Archives: May 2009

Month: May 2009 “You know, you know…”

The Supreme Court.  Brightest minds. Greatest thinkers.  Makers interpreters of law. I know. I know.  It’s not that big a deal.  It’s only one seat. of. nine. — for. life.

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Month: May 2009 Another chapter in The Emperor’s New Clothes

  And so it goes. President Barack Obama didn’t shy away from the “snub” by Arizona State University officials who said he hadn’t accomplished enough yet to earn an honorary degree. In a commencement speech Wednesday to a stadium full of young graduates, he said the officials were right. “I come here not to dispute the suggestion that I haven’t yet achieved enough in my life,” Obama said. With a smile he added: “First of all, Michelle concurs with that assessment. She has a long list of things that I have not yet done waiting for me when I get home.” “But more than that I come to embrace the notion that I haven’t done enough in my life. I heartily concur,” the president said. “I come to affirm that one’s title, even a title like ‘president of the United States,’ says very little about how well one’s life has continue reading

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Month: May 2009 Thank you… Mother

  Happy Mother’s Day Thank you, Mama, for the gift of my life, for the years of sacrifice and love you have given on my behalf. Thank you for you.  I celebrate *you* today, Mother…  I thank the Lord for the blessing you are and have been to me.  I pray He will bless you with faith, with love, with peace, with health, with hope and with joy today. Thank you for the blessing you are to me, to my husband and our children.  with love, pamela  

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Month: May 2009 A Mother Worthy of Remembrance (a message from 2001)

A Mother Worthy of Remembrance by pamela spurling No matter who you are, where you live, what your age… the very mention of the word “mother” likely conjures up many emotions. Even when we mothers look at ourselves in the mirror, we undoubtedly have mixed emotions as to who we are, what we do, what we hoped we’d be and what we are becoming. We may think back on memories of our mothers with bittersweet emotion… loving them for who they were or tried to be, cringing with regret for taking them for granted, regretting things they did that hurt us or things we did that hurt them, we may feel a sense of loss over the mother we never really knew, we may have ambivalent feelings toward them who have or had lives so different than our own… Whatever the case, Mother’s Day surely is a time when emotions continue reading

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Month: May 2009 A famine in the land…

“Living in Union with Christ…”  This is the title of a series of messages by a Romanian born pastor, Josef Tson. He makes so many, many vital comments — it’s difficult to determine which to relate to you — it’s difficult to choose which are the gems of the gems.  I’d like to share more on this in the days to come. I feel like I’ve been at an ongoing banquet for the last few weeks as I’ve had the huge privilege of listening to some of the greatest teachings I’ve ever heard — I’m not inferring these are sensational teachings — or that these are exciting teachings or that these have been so thrilling and entertaining — no.  The different talks I’ve been able to listen to, either in person, audio or video, have been profound — not the sort of entertainment ‘teaching’ so common in ‘churches’ today. No continue reading

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