Archives

Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2006’

LAST DAY to win FREE (biblical & practical) STUFF!

Just a quick note to remind you all that TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to complete my survey and have a chance to win SUPER COOL (biblical & practical) BIBLICAL PEACEMAKING STUFF. I’m going to give away AT LEAST one $79 Leader’s PeacePack and some other fun stuff too! Surveys received after midnight today will still be used for my …

Read More

Dr. Doriani on Discipline

In his book, ‘The Life of a God-Made Man,’ Dr. Dan Doriani says this: ‘Discipline is the process in which bigger sinners attempt to convince little sinners to mend their wicked ways.’ I’m thinking about this quote a lot now as I read over the surveys that continue to come in and I learn how most churches do not practice …

Read More

When Agape Love Transforms Eros

I thought you might enjoy a brief excerpt from Chapter 6 (Romantic Love) in Judy’s and my book (Peacemaking Women). And then I want to tell you a super-fun (& relevant!) surprise too. First, the excerpt: ‘During my college years, I (Tara) had a wonderful friend, John, who developed romantic feelings for me. I loved John as a brother in …

Read More

FLASHBACK And frustration over my similar response.)

This week, as I was checking my boss and me into our hotel, I had the strangest déjà vu experience. It was like I was back in 2000 checking my (then) boss and me into our hotel … and the same stupid thing happened: The hotel got pretty much everything wrong with the reservation. (We were supposed to have club …

Read More

Dr. Stephen J. Nichols on Jonathan Edwards & Pleasure

Recently, World Magazine had a fascinating interview with Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School professor Stephen J. Nichols. The topic was his new book, Heaven on Earth: Capturing Jonathan Edward’s Vision of Living in Between. The article contained so many pithy quotes that I’m sure I’d be violating some copyright law if I were to try to capture them all, …

Read More

Not being a terror …

I recently read a short column in a magazine that reflected on a certain well-known Christian who writes and says quite ‘barbed’ criticisms of people. Thinking back on how I used to be very mean-spirited and critical myself, I was particularly struck by the closing quote in this article. Apparently, Pastor John Robinson (pastor to the Pilgrims) was ‘saddened when …

Read More

THANK YOU for taking care of us …

Yesterday at the gym, I saw a young man working out incredibly hard. He had muscles upon muscles but not in that (I think sort of strange) way that ‘body builders’ do … he was just INCREDIBLY strong. Normally, I would assume that he is just really into fitness; or maybe he is (sadly) caught up in the worldliness of …

Read More

Joel Belz on ‘Tender Toughness’ …

In a recent issue of World Magazine (do you subscribe yet? It’s fantastic!), Joel Belz had a fantastic column on ‘Tender Toughness: It’s the kind of authority you’ve wanted ever since you were a kid.’ I was blessed by the entire column, but consider just a few excerpts/summary statements from the article: – (Quoting an editorial in the Wall Street …

Read More

It sounds so stupid when you say it out loud …

For some reason, Sophia woke up at 5:30AM today. WIDE awake and ready to start the day. Fred and I lingered in bed while she brought in books and toys and played around us … and we just enjoyed a slow (albeit early) start to the day. At one point in our conversation, I literally said to Fred: “So, do …

Read More

Can you believe this?!?!

You know I travel a lot, right? Can you believe what I saw recently? And then, I couldn’t believe it when I saw this: Wow! Who’d a thunk it? (Fun stuff, eh?) 🙂 !! (Oh, and many thanks to Barbara Curtis for suggesting this fun site on her blog!)

Read More

Page 1 of 3123»