Thursday, February 24, 2011

Lies My Orphan Voice Recently Told Me

Molly Bites Back After Maddy Takes Her Down
We've got two Labradoodle "minis" that are cuter than any dogs have a right to be.  Recently, they came roaring through the door into the house and continued their favorite game of "full-contact-Labradoodle-wrestling" all through our kitchen.  Mary Lynn's response was, "Oh, to have such energy."

Still on my first cup of coffee, I heard myself thinking "Anyone would be so rambunctious and carefree if all they had to do was play, eat and sleep and had someone else taking care of their every need."  Immediately, I realized that was "my Orphan Voice" speaking. 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Gospel Changes Everything!

I make no secret of the impact that Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, has had on my own life and experience of the Gospel of Grace.  "My 'Gospel Yoda' he is," as I listen to his sermons each week for my own growth and encouragement.  I'm passing along a link to this interview of him and Rabbi David Gelfand from the February 18th episode of MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

There are three powerful gospel truths touched in this clip:

Thursday, February 10, 2011

And Now For The Rest of the Story: Is Marriage Really Obsolete?

Nearly 40% Say Marriage Is Becoming Obsolete read the USA Today headline on November 11, 2010.  The two paragraphs filled out the details.  (Click here to see the original article.)
Marriage is increasingly optional and could be on its way to obsolescence, according to a survey of more than 2,600 Americans that examines changing attitudes about relationships today.
Among the 2,691 adults surveyed by the Pew Research Center last month, 39% say marriage is becoming obsolete, up from 28% who responded to the same question posed in 1978 by Time magazine, which participated in the survey.
It was a headline that was repeated across newspapers, magazines, radio and TV for about a month.  Now for the rest of the story.
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