Short Meditation of the Day
"Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning Born of the one light, Eden saw play. Praise with elation, praise ev'ry morning, God's recreation of the new day."- Verse 3, Morning Has Broken (Eleanor Farjeon, 1931) "There the ships go to and fro, and the leviathan, which you formed to frolic there."- Psalm 104:26 William (Bill) Henning, my father, was inducted into the United States Army on 25 November 1942 as a private. After four months of "basic limited service," Pfc. Henning studied for sixteen months at the University of … Read More...
Dr. Gary Chapman suggests seven steps for responding to angry people in Chapter 13 (“Confronting an Angry Person”) of Anger. Dr. Chapman discusses the first three steps in today’s blog; 1. Listen. You validate an angry person by listening to his story. Once you’ve heard the story, ask him to repeat it. As a result, […]
From our Annotated Bibliography
If: Trading Your If Only Regrets (Baker Books, 2015) If: Trading Your If Only Regrets for God's What If Possibilities is the most recent book by Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington DC. Although there are 1,784 ifs in the Bible, most of those ifs function as "conditional conjunctions at the front end of God's promises." One little if is all that stands … Read More...
Toward the end of Chapter 3 of One Thousand Gifts, author Ann Voskamp remarks that sometimes her quest to list 1,000 things for which she is thankful seems quite juvenile. In the midst of mundane existence, is making that list merely a ridiculous experiment? The truth is, Ann explains, that learning requires practice- and at […]