Friday Faves

In My Father’s House: What’s it Like: I enjoyed this imaginative/biblical response to death. “Last night a motorcyclist had an accident only feet from my front door that took his life. And his death provided yet another opportunity to consider the post-life world for the Christian. ”

Is Your Child a Christian?: “Admitting the obvious—that we are not God and cannot see the heart—I maintain certain evidence can help us discern the legitimacy of child or teenager’s profession of faith.”

Atlanta Tea Shop Rescues Girls from Poverty in India:  I love stories like this. “I came back to Atlanta and wrote a little note and put it up on the lamp and told my customers what I had seen…I really wanted to help these girls and they probably had no future without the help…”

Students Sign Petition to Legalize Abortion After Childbirth:  This is a tad ridiculous, but still proves a point.

 

Jazz Hands Anyone?

This is a pretty useless post–unless you have the same sense of humor I do and need a chuckle. Chuckle chuckle. That’s a really weird word.

So jazz hands…what in this great world is better than that shimmery motion? Nothing! Except maybe the thrill of wearing khakis with white kicks. That’s a rush.

I love jazz hands. It’s a guaranteed smile. Any dance that incorporates clap bursts and double dream hands cannot be bad for your soul.

I’ve always known Gary Busey had it in him. His smile is infectious.

Happy weekend!

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*Thanks to BooMama for the inspiration of a Jazz Hands post

**In case you are wondering, the jazz hands instructor is John Jacobson, and I really love him. Here’s his website.  #doubledreamhandsforlife

Naomi’s Village

Here is a new ministry in Africa that has just come to my attention. It’s called Naomi’s Village, a children’s home for orphans. Bob & Julie Mendonsa are normal people who gave up their full time jobs and answered a call to serve. They began this home from scratch and are now caring for over 40 children (some are newborns). Here’s a video from their website explaining their work. Wow!

A Really Good Question

“What is the church? Is it a building? Is it a people? Is it an institution?” This is the question Zach Hunt asked today on his blog, The American Jesus. It’s a great question and one my church proudly answers with a resounding “PEOPLE!”

But there are few questions in the Christian faith that are easily answered. Few. As in, maybe none! So I am not easily persuaded by one word answers. Something Scripture refers to as the Bride of Christ needs a little further explanation.

Today’s Friday Faves consist of one article. Are you ready?

Blogmatics: The Church

Happy Friday folks!

Friday Faves

Nothing Hidden in D&X: “The controversy surrounding D&X is not like other abortion debates, because D&X is no ordinary abortion. One strains to be able to understand the procedure in civilized terms. Partial-birth abortion make irrefutable what has been obvious to so many for a long time.”

When a Church Loves a Woman: “No one comes into church perfect and polished, deserving of God’s love. Indeed, I was far from it. I was in a sinful relationship, my work was my idol, and I frequently put myself and my comforts above others.”

Hemingway, Hounded by the Feds: Hemingway killed himself on July 2, 1961. This is a well-written, although sad, article about the end of his life. I believe his story is very relevant today.

8 Ways Satan Convinces You to Question Your Salvation: This post is very helpful even if you are not questioning your salvation. “We have all things in Christ. Christ is all things to a Christian. If we are sick, Jesus is a physician. If we thirst, Jesus is a fountain. If our sins trouble us, Jesus is our righteousness. If we stand in need of help, Jesus is mighty to save. If we fear death, Jesus is life. If we are in darkness, Jesus is light. If we are weak, Jesus is strength. If we are in poverty, Jesus is plenty. If we desire heaven, Jesus is the way. The soul cannot say, ‘this I would have, and that I would have.’ But having Jesus, he has all he needs—eminently, perfectly, eternally” (Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices, Thomas Brooks).

One day I’ll post my own content again…today is not that day.

Happy Friday, friends!