They arrived today. Ten boxes of CDs by my favorite a cappella youth choir. My favorite choir, actually. Directed by my favorite choir director. 😀
This is their first intentionally-recorded-for-publication CD.
Several weeks ago I was asked to speak this Sunday evening at our church. And I can talk about whatever I think I should talk about.
I have so many subjects and themes tumbling around in my head! But I’ve decided that more than anything else, I want to focus on that which is most foundational and essential. Perhaps I’ll tell you about it later.
Now for the list I compiled last week and the week before (so it’s bound to be incomplete). As you will see, I could be blogging for years to come. 😯 😀 Read it all
Some days etch themselves into our personal and group history and emotions like a plasma cutter’s engravery on a slab of polished diamond. Read it all
At the vibrating buzz, I flipped open my cellphone…
and Orpha is in ICU. They were visiting Wisconsin.
I stared. Icy fingers squeezed my heart, bent my mind, twisted my emotions. How do you process a message like that? Rereading it carefully changed nothing.
My spirit reached out to the unerring Father, petitioning for His best for Orpha. He answered with exactly that. Read it all
We can flavor another’s day
By how we act and what we say.
So skip the sour and add some honey;
Embrace the Spirit of Christ to make the day Sonshiny.
sweet to the soul,
and health to the bones.”
Accept no substitutes!
Why leave others with a bad taste? It will go with you as well. Read it all
“I’ve been there and done that,” I think to myself. “I’ve done what he’s doing and been what he is.”
But times change and needs change. As does standing. As do positions, assignments, and responsibilities. And when the time comes for me to give up long-held things like that, I want to remember again what John the Baptist said: “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30).
I remembered it when I resigned as principal of “my” school.
I remembered it when I encouraged another friend to assume a calling that would diminish “my” role.
I hope I remember it when I’m replaced as chairman of the board I’ve “headed” for over 19 years. Read it all