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Monday Links and Bullets 3.11.13

Another week, another round of articles I’ve found throughout the week (links) and another round of my own thoughts below (bullets).  Enjoy, and be challenged!

WEEKLY LINKS

Link of the Week

If you are sarcastic like me, perhaps you will be up for a challenge about the hidden dangers of it.  I didn’t agree with everything here, but it was a great read and really should make you think.

Christian Faith

Here’s a great article about why all the genealogies are in the Bible.  This won’t take much time, but it will give you a great window into why they’re there and what you can glean from them.

Culture has a vocabulary.  Know it.

What do you do when you’re stuck in a job you don’t love?  This is a very Biblical way to look at this particular situation.  However, it really does apply to other difficult situations in life also.

Sin.  When was the last time you really thought about it?  Here’s a good read that will help you do that.

Social Media

Are teens tiring of Facebook?  This article demonstrates some ways teens are finding the online freedom they really want.

BULLET THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK

Faith

  • Wisdom is the application of knowledge, or so I’ve heard.  There are so many situations where I am needing to apply the knowledge I have in the right way.  Prayer, prayer, prayer.  It is a recurring theme that brings comment from me because it is a recurring theme in my ministry.
  • Speaking of prayer, I desire a couple things.  I desire organizing my prayer life.  I am going to try to do this via an online journal that will always be with me.  It’s an attempt at something that has been sorely needed in my life.
  • The second thing about prayer is this: I’d like to help Christians break free of always praying for health related requests (and basically NEVER voicing requests for salvation/spiritual growth).  If you have leadership over anyone in prayer, please help them learn the joy of praying for spiritual growth and salvation of unbelievers.
  • A group at our church is studying the book Radical by David Platt.  I am not in the group, but it is a challenging read so far.

Family

  • We are praying for our daughter Alexa.  She will be deciding which school to attend for her junior high years sometime in the next couple weeks.  We’ll be doing our best to support and encourage (we really don’t think there’s a wrong decision).  Nothing like a little unknown to spice life up a bit!
  • I got to have a great time with David this past weekend at Stony Glen Camp.  Hiking, hay-ride, Bible studies, bee-bee guns, food.  Yeah, good weekend.  We were up with a group from church and really enjoyed the time.
  • Looking forward to a date night with Julie sometime in the next couple weeks.  We are working to make it a priority.

Sports

  • Anyone else looking forward to the NCAA tournament? I know I sure am.  Don’t know a whole lot about the teams, but I think there are a lot of very good teams this year, which should make it very interesting.
  • Out of the Cavs, Indians, and Browns, which team is most likely to earn a playoff spot?  I’m going to go on record and say the Cavs will make the playoffs in the East next season.  The Indians will be within 5 games of a Wild Card spot this year, but their roster is still not built for the long haul (my opinion of course).
  • Yes, I’m a Yankees fan.  Yes, I’m well aware it appears it will not be a good year to be a Yankees fan.  No, I’m not a bandwagon fan.  The Yankees have been my favorite team since Don Mattingly was their first baseman in the mid 1980’s.  He probably is the reason I enjoy baseball as much as I do.

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