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Monday Links and Bullets 4.23.13

It’s been quite a week.  Here’s what I’ve found interesting as I’ve read (links).  Below, find a few of my own thoughts (bullets). Hope your Monday is great.


Links of the Week – Articles About Boston

What causes terrorism? It’s not likely it’s one thing.  READ this article and THINK about it.  It should be no surprise I’m encouraging you to think.

Let not your heart be troubled.  This is an AMAZING idea of what it takes to stay the course in difficulty.

I found this piece of technology used in the manhunt to be stunning.  Maybe I’m behind the times?

Speaking of thinking, here is a youth worker’s take (a veteran youth worker) on media and the response they encouraged to Boston.  I believe it is very much worth thinking about, even if you don’t agree with everything he says.

These people witnessed one of the gunfights from their home.  Remember, there are REAL PEOPLE involved in tragedies.  This is an excellent read that gives great insight into how two committed Christian people responded to being in the action.


This article helps frame our thinking.  What do you think is true about abortion?

Bible and Life

Here is a site that has updated daily readings about the Bible and life. Today’s is about divorce.


Christian Faith

  • It’s good to see and hear encouraging things.  It’s not a secret to me why Hebrews 3 encourages believers to encourage one another daily (pun intended).
  • Heard Jason Meyer say that we are not about self esteem, we’re about Christ esteem.


  • I agree with those saying it’s not productive to watch hours of tragedies unfold.  What’s the point?  And, be sure, the media have choices regarding how they present the details.  For example: how much have you heard about the victims since the suspects were announced/manhunted/killed/captured?
  • So David Ortiz dropped the F bomb in his “emotional” speech on Saturday at Fenway Park.  Emotional? No one can blame him.  I think the FCC is making things gray by giving him a pass saying he was “emotional”.  But, alas, there are LOTS of gray lines the FCC doesn’t seem too concerned about.


  • Hey Dodgers, your offense is struggling.  There is a guy in your system who it .500 in spring training showing a lot of power.  You might think about calling Mr. Puig to get some at bats with the big club.
  • Hey Tigers, you just got swept by the Angels.  Ouch.
  • Hey everyone, the Rockies have the best record in baseball.  What?!
  • Hey Indians, way to save face in Houston.  You’re going to have to pitch (and likely pick up a pitcher) in order to stay near the coveted .500 mark.
  • Hey Yankees, keep pitching and you’ll stay in it!


  • I hate going to the license bureau.
  • I am looking forward to trying a 5K. Less than two weeks – we’ll see what happens.
  • I find airfare reward deals on credit cards to be very complicated. I think I found a good one.
  • Look, if social media brings you down, stop using it.  People are negative a lot, and that spills over to use of social media.  If others are making you negative, make better choices regarding who you allow in your sphere of influence.

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