The Navigator: 2.24.22

THIS SUNDAY, 2/27

  • Baptism & Baby Dedication in the 9:15 service!
  • Regular schedule
  • Coming Up on 3/6
    • The Friends of God will present a drama in both worship services.
    • Another baptism!
    • Church-wide prayer service at 5pm

 

This week’s tip:  pray for your sheep

‘Far be it from me to sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you.’ – 1 Samuel 12:23

 

THANK YOU, ATHEIST FORUM…

…I couldn’t have said it better myself.

 

MERE CHRISTIANITY: CLARITY IN THE BASICS – Heaven

“When we all get to heaven – what a day of rejoicing that will be…”

 

YOUR COSMIC PIC OF THE WEEK

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” – Psalm 19:1

The Butterfly Nebula

The Butterfly Nebula, NGC 6302. This is the remnant of a dying star, located 3,400 light-years away in the constellation Scorpius.

 

QUOTE(s) of the WEEK

I include the first one just in case  you might know someone who needs to hear it.

Sometimes God will end a relationship for your protection. Stop chasing after the person he’s trying to save you from.

And this powerful quote which serves as one of the arguments for the historical reliability of the Gospels.  No “ancient legend” follows this pattern…

Christianity is the only major religion to have as its central event the humiliation of its God. – Bruce L Shelley

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE

FUN FACT: Women spend more time wondering what men are thinking than men spend actually thinking.

And a bonus.  Saw this on social media. Felt like I was reading about myself.

Things I’m good at:

  • Forgetting someone’s name 10 seconds after they tell me.
  • Buying produce…and throwing it away two weeks later.
  • Digging through the trash for the food box I just tossed, because I already forgot the directions.
  • Making plans.  And then immediately regretting making plans.
  • Leaving laundry in the dryer until the clothes wrinkle.  Then turning on the dryer to de-wrinkle.  Then forgetting it again.
  • Calculating how much sleep I’ll get if I can just “fall asleep right now.”

 

SOUL FOOD:  The Dark Age Myth

During my grad studies we read quite a bit of medieval literature – from Dante to Aquinas to Beowulf.   While most people sadly – and ignorantly – see this 1000-year-period of history as backward, simple-minded and uneducated, quite the opposite is actually true.  Read the blog here.