Some favorite quotes:
“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”
“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
My next book is a re-read from earlier this year: Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman. It is part of the Renovare Book Club and so I am working my way back through the book. A PBS documentary on the life of Howard Thurman:
It would be great to think we could overcome some things in society. According to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, stupidity is not one of those things. For believers, there is possible hope. Read on:
If I didn’t call my future father-in-law a redneck the first time I met him, I know I thought it. It was over 30 years ago and I had flown to Alabama to meet Terri’s dad and that side of the family. Almost from the start of our time that week Gerrard would find things to talk about things that pushed my buttons. About halfway through that week I thought I was marrying into what I perceived to be one of the most racist families in the South.
On the same day, July 17, 2020, two giants passed from the bonds of this earth.
Some of his sayings:
Never let yesterday use up too much of today.
The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Never miss a good chance to shut up.
We are less than three weeks from a huge change in our lives. Our house is sold, the movers are scheduled, and we are wrapping up our time in Minneapolis.
I am walking through my “lasts” in these final weeks. Read more
There are those moments in time where we may wonder, “Does God see us? Is he paying attention?” Maybe it’s more like, “What in the world is he doing?” Read more
The weather is amazing… finally. It means a couple of things.
1. People are really in a good mood today!
2. It also means the end of the semester for me as adjunct faculty. This year I am finding is a bit tougher. I know quite a few students who are graduating. It is rewarding in that I know so many.
It is also bittersweet. There are several I have mentored over the past couple of years and the realization is they are headed out.
What a reward. They have added to my life. I am so thankful for the time we’ve had together. I pray for God’s best in their lives.
A great pastor in our fellowship went home to be with the Lord last night. Mark Denyes was founding pastor of Emmanuel Christian Center in the Twin Cities and a great man of prayer.
He lived as a great example of a pastor for thousands. For me, he was an example of a man of prayer.
He is no longer homesick for a place he’s never been. He is now home.
7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. (II Tim. 4:7, NIV)