Angels in Underwear

As a kid, I never could understand why the Bible talked about angels in underwear. I mean, angels deserve their privacy just like everyone else, right?

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. (Hebrews 13:2, KJV)

Oooohhhhhh! Angels unawares. Never mind!

Alright, let’s go do this!

An Open Letter to You

“An Open Letter to You from the Rest of the World”, by Josh Irby

You have something to offer the world that no one else can. And your contribution is needed, desperately! This is the message of Josh Irby’s new eBook/Infographic.

Book Review: Graffiti

Graffiti
Alene and Rick come from different sides of the street. Alene’s comfortable, suburban lifestyle was worlds apart from Rick’s experience as a homeless vagabond. As their worlds collided, however, God revealed that each had something of value to offer the other. Together, their story has much to offer to the world.

Book Review: The In-Between

The In-Between
What is the next “Big Thing” in your life? Graduation? Marriage? First job? New job? Job promotion? Vacation? Retirement?

Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in the middle, spinning your wheels, just “biding your time” until that next big moment?

What if the really important stuff in life wasn’t the big moments, but the waiting, the “biding your time”, the filler … the In-Between?

And what if you missed the really important stuff because you were looking right past it, not even seeing it, because you didn’t even think it was the important stuff?

Zach Sobiech

Zach Sobiech died this past Monday, May 20. He was eighteen years old.

I didn’t know Zach. In fact, I never even knew about Zach … until today.

The List

My friend PamPam Nelson, a dear friend and high school classmate, recently posted to her Facebook status a thought-provoking list of “to do” items that will make anyone’s life more meaningful. I was intrigued as to the source of the list, so I Googled a few of the list items and found several websites with a nearly-identical list of 39 items, including the items from Pam’s Facebook list. I have edited the list in a few places for increased clarity or meaning, and have included relevant sources where appropriate. I want to share the list with you on the eve of this new year. Some of the list items will resonate with you more than others. That’s OK. Pick and choose the ones that mean the most to you, and resolve to incorporate them into your daily journey. I pray God’s richest blessings on you and yours for a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

To Save a Life

 

To Save a Life Movie Poster

To Save a Life Movie Poster

Jake Taylor has it all: friends, fame, a basketball scholarship and the hottest girl in school. What could be better?

Enter Roger Dawson. Roger has nothing. No friends. No hope. Nothing but putdowns and getting pushed aside. Things couldn’t get worse … could they?

Jake and Roger were best friends when they were kids. But the politics of high school quickly pulled them apart. Now Roger doesn’t fit in Jake’s — or anyone’s — circle, and he’s had enough. He walks onto campus with a gun in his pocket and pain in his heart and makes a tragic move.

Jake’s last-ditch effort can’t stop Roger, and the sudden tragedy rocks Jake’s world. Something breaks loose inside and sends him questioning everything. Most of all, he can’t shake the question, Could I have saved Roger? In a quest for answers, Jake finds himself looking for the next Roger and reaching out to the geeks, losers and loners. But he quickly finds that crossing class castes threatens everything he’s built his world on. And it could cost him his own friends, his girl, his dreams and even his reputation. Is it worth the price to find the answer to his ultimate question: What do I want my life to be about?

Sing Your Song

Mighty Joe Young movie poster - Wikipedia

Mighty Joe Young movie poster – Wikipedia

In 1998, Walt Disney Pictures released a movie called “Mighty Joe Young”. The movie was about a huge gorilla named Joe living in the jungles of Africa. Joe is brought to the United States to save him from being killed by poachers, and he eventually ends up back in Africa on a wildlife refuge created especially for him.

It was a pretty good movie. But the best thing about the movie was an enchanting lullaby that kept appearing in the soundtrack throughout the entire movie. The song is entitled “Windsong”, and it was written and sung in the Swahili language.

Listen to “Windsong”.

I was captivated by this incredibly beautiful, soul-stirring composition the first time I heard it. But not knowing Swahili, I had no idea what the song was saying. So I did some research.