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  1. Scott says:

    Holding this spot for Bob.

  2. Only one picture up for this week.
    It is the sunrise from Friday morning and it was spectacular.
    http://ruminationsonlife.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/just-one-thing/

  3. jtk says:

    Family said the “Christians are apathetic.” I challenged that assertion, asked “Are members of YOUR CHURCH that way?”
    They mentioned instances from their church, their small group indicating that IS the case.

    I mentioned how that generally *appears* to NOT be the case with our church, with people who support us as missionaries, citing evidence.

    What sayest the PP base?

    Any answer, any evidence is greatly appreciated!

  4. Michael says:

    jtk,

    Define “apathetic’.
    For many this means that people are not as involved in politics as some would have them.
    The reality is that if you go anywhere on this planet where people are suffering, the church is there.

  5. Jtk says:

    Michael,

    I KNEW you’d have some good perceptive. Your comment the other day about “golden age” of the church versus the dark ages REALLY helped me.

    THEY used the word, and I didn’t ask how they defined it. Our church reaches out to people that often/usually don’t even “know the answers”; theirs, by their words, is based on transfer membership.

    I see most of the differences in that “gap.”

    I’ve never had an addict ask me ANYTHING about the end times….

  6. Michael says:

    jtk,

    Our only calling is to be faithful to the works HE sets before us.
    My church is not apathetic…but you will not read about them or hear about what they do, because much of what they do is person to person.
    To me, the apathetic ones are those who have more faith in the political process than in their own opportunities to minister in their personal circle of influence.
    So there… 🙂

  7. Ok let’s talk things that really matter.

    The Red Sox are running away and hiding. And the Yankees are very close to staying home.

    And Alabama showed up late but came to play… SEC football is king. But someone needs to tell the Volunteers.

  8. I hope Johnny Football enjoyed his Heisman … not this year!!!

  9. Michael says:

    The Ducks look more like parakeets from hell…

  10. Ducks look like the best bet to unseat the SEC… they are really good…and snappy dressers too.

  11. Um… did Johnny read my smack and decide to shove it down my throat? I say give him another Heisman before he wins this game. Argh!

  12. Ricky Bobby says:

    Johnny Football, wow, against that SEC powerhouse defense. He didn’t win, but he sure made the Alabama defense look like a high school team.

    Boise State looked a lot better against Air Force. Still in shock over the Washington game, we’re not used to being on the receiving end of that sort of arse-whoopin…we’re used to handing ’em out.

    Pick of the night, Oregon State will upset Utah on the road.

  13. Xenia says:

    Just when you think your church might be apathetic, or filled with apathetic people, someone (who you thought was very apathetic indeed) invites you to their house an you discover that they have been doing wonderful things for God and Neighbor quietly behind the scenes without making a big hairy deal about it.

    I remember once inwardly making fun of an old Greek woman who, every year, marched up to the front of the church, right in the middle of everything, and had her photo taken. Good grief, what was that all about, I wondered. Then she invited me to her house and I asked her about the yearly photo-op and it turns out, 80 years ago she was deathly ill of some contagion, they thought she would die for sure, but the priest came and prayed for her in the hospital and she recovered. So in gratitude to God her mother had her picture taken in church every year on the anniversary of her recovery (See! God healed her good! She’s still alive!) and after her mother died, this faithful, grateful woman continues the tradition. It turned out not to be about her but about the Lord after all. So you just never know.

    Mrs. Mary Georgealos, who finally died a few years ago, faithful handmaiden of God, may her memory be eternal.

  14. Jtk says:

    Xenia–FOR THE WIN!

    Thank you for that!

  15. Solomon Rodriguez says:

    Gonna watch Mayweather canelo. I sure miss the big fight amtosphere of boxing. MMA just ain’t the same to me. Boxers are still the King of the Jungle

  16. PP Vet says:

    “inwardly making fun …” of people.

    Ain’t it the truth. I am terrified of being in any way contemptuous of anybody in my heart because the second I am judgmental I fall into it.

  17. jlo says:

    heart check

  18. Xenia, what a beautiful legacy Mrs. Mary Georgealos has left. Thank you for sharing that wonderful story.

  19. Solomon Rodriguez says:

    Mayweather just proved Why he is one of the best ever. He is why sports are great, a guy who actually lives up to the hype unlike Tim Tebow who is all hype with very little substance

  20. Ricky Bobby says:

    I’m a Prophet, what can I say. If you send me money (for Jesus of course) I’ll read your future for you and impart special blessings. Oh, and don’t mess with God’s anointed or something like that.

  21. PP Vet says:

    “There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.” Vladimir Putin

    Wish our president would talk like that.

  22. “Oh, and don’t mess with God’s anointed or something like that.” RB, 🙂

  23. Xenia says:

    It’s a crazy day when I admire Russia’s president more than my own.

  24. Anne says:

    http://www.veritasseminary.com/upcoming-conferences/
    Because I know y’all will want to clear your calendar for this 😉

  25. We had a great 3 hour afternoon service where we installed a new associate pastor. The house was packed and 10 pastors from all over SoCal came to participate.

    God was good to us to help us find this gem on the east coast.

  26. Why am I reading all these articles comparing Peyton and Eli Manning? They didn’t play one down against each other.

    The only comparison that can be made is that the bronco defense did it’s job better against Eli than the Giants defense did against Peyton.

    When you think about it further, neither QB has any say in the defensive strategies nor the execution of that strategy.

    So?

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