The Security Council of the UN often ends resolutions with the obscure phrase, “remains seized of the matter”. Turns out that the entire body is not supposed to debate an issue that’s been seized by the Security Council. (Not that the United Nations is a role model for active problem solving… they often do their… Continue reading Seized of The Matter
The Birds sing before the dawn breaks. They trust what they know instinctively. The darkness will be vanquished. Don’t sing by what you see, Sing from what you know!
Approximate Distribution of U.S. Protestant and Other Christian Churches by size (excluding Catholic/Orthodox) ATTENDANCE # OF CHURCHES WEEKLY WORSHIPERS PERCENT 7-99 177,000 churches 9 million congregants 59% of all North American churches 100-499 105,000 churches 25 million congregants 35% of all North American churches 500-999 12,000 churches 9 million congregants 4% of all North American… Continue reading Church Membership Facts
The mantle holds special significance in scripture. Perhaps the following article of the “mantle” in nature would lend to some creative understanding of the power of the spiritual mantle? From http://futurity.org/earth-environment/mantle-flow-can-move-mountains/ Mantle that sinks at the plate boundary flows back up farther away, pushing on the crust and causing uplift and crustal motions detectable by… Continue reading Mantle Flow Can Move Mountains
You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.
Are violent video games benign, values-neutral entertainment? Not according to the case of Daniel Petric. Teenager Daniel Petric had an obsession with a violent video game that warped his sense of reality. When his parents realized its harmful effects and took the game away, he murdered them his mother and nearly fatally wounded his father… Continue reading A Result of Violent Video Games
“Looking back is almost always tantamount to going back.
by Charles R. Swindoll 1 John 1:5-7 You do not have to sit outside in the dark. If, however, you want to look at the stars, you will find that darkness is required. The stars neither require it nor demand it” (Annie Dillard). A lot of things in life are like that, aren’t they? A… Continue reading Sitting in the Light
The idea of Father’s Day was conceived slightly more than a century ago by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a… Continue reading Father’s Day History
The bean counters at Fast Company did the math on Dad’s holiday. 100th anniversary of the first observance in 1910. There are approximately 66,000,000 FATHERS in the U.S. Consumers spent an average of $91 on Father’s Day in 2009. One in Four dads spend less than an hour with their kids each day. Thirty-eight percent… Continue reading Father’s Day By The Numbers